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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. 27 Volume Set

      London : Smith, Elder & Co. 1878 - 27 Volume set, illustrations, plates, portraits ; 28 cm. No. 68 of 1000 copies. Bound in publishers cream boards. Paper spine labels. Good bindings. Soiling to boards with some spotting occurring. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spines. Bookplate of Calvin Bullock to pastedown of each volume. Scattered foxing throughout. Some volumes with ruffling to a few pages. Most of the pages are uncut. Calvin Bullock was a pioneer of mutual funds. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Contents are: v. 1-2. Vanity fair : a novel without a hero --v. 3-4. The History of Pendennis : his fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy --v. 5-6. The Newcomes : memoirs of a most respectable family --v. 7. History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : a colonel in the service of her majesty Queen Anne, written by himself --v. 8-9. The Virginians : a tale of the last century --v. 10-11. The Adventures of Philip : on his way through the world shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by ; to which is now prefixed A Shabby genteel story --v. 12. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond ; A Little dinner at Timmins's ; Notes of a journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo --v. 13. The Christmas books of Mr M.A. Titmarsh ; Mrs Perkins's ball ; Our street ; Dr Birch ; The Kickleburys on the Rhine ; Rebecca and Rowena --v. 14. Book of snobs and sketches --v. 15. Burlesques ; Novels by eminent hands ; Jeames's diary ; The History of the next French revolution ; A Legend of the Rhine ; Adventures of Major Gahagan--v. 16. The Paris sketch book; and, Little travels and road-side sketches --v. 17. Memoirs of Mr C.J. Yellowplush --v. 18. The Irish sketch book ; Critical reviews --v. 19. Memoirs of Barry Lyndon --v. 20. Catherine a story --v. 21. Ballads ;The Rose and the ring --v. 22. Roundabout papers; and, The Second funeral of Napoleon --v. 23. The four Georges --v. 24. Lovel the widower ; The Wolves and the lamb ; Denis Duval--v. 26. Miscellaneous essays ; Sketches and reviews -- v. 27. Bibliography [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UNDER THE WINDOW Pictures & Rhymes for Children

      London [1878]: George Routledge & Sons. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. First issue, [Schuster & Engen's 1a] 64pp. Illustrated by the author, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Bound in pictorial glazed boards backed in blue cloth; all edges yellow. With first issue points: "No printer's ornaments on both sides of 'Edmund Evans' on page 5" and "End of Contents" at foot of page 14; all edges yellow; with illustrations on pages 21, 35 and 63, which were removed in later editions; dark blue endpapers. A beautiful copy of Greenaway's charming color illustrations. A fine copy. Schuster & Engen, 201 (1a).

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        Why Work Is Scarce

      1878. First Edition . GEORGE, Henry. Why Work Is Scarce, Wages Low, and Labor Restless. [San Francisco]: The California Tax Reform League, 1878. Octavo, 16-page pamphlet in printed self-wrappers, re-stitched at an early date. Housed in custom cloth clamshell box. $1600.First edition of the text of this lecture delivered by George in the Metropolitan Temple, San Francisco, on March 26, 1878.One of GeorgeÂ’s few separate publications prior to his immensely influential landmark work, Progress and Poverty, which appeared in 1879 shortly after this speech was delivered. Addressing the causes of poverty and class conflict—the central theme of Progress and Poverty—George here calls for a confiscatory tax on land in order to maintain the American traditions of cheap land and entrepreneurial freedom. Though his analysis was scorned by trained economists like Alfred Marshall, Karl Marx, and George B. Dixwell, it proved extremely popular with the American public. Reformers such as the California Tax Reform League, who sponsored this speech, propelled George to the head of the Single Tax Movement opposed to monopolism and socialism. In 1886 George narrowly lost the mayoral election of New York City (but finished far ahead of Theodore Roosevelt). Tiny stain to front wrapper, otherwise a fragile piece in exceptionally good condition. Scarce.

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        Egypt, Cyprus and Asiatic Turkey

      Tr, 1878. Good. 1878. 263 pages. Brown decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Firm binding with cracking to the gutting. Mild tanning and rub marks to the pages, with foxing to the text block edge and throughout the book. Bumping to spine ends and corners with moderate water marks over boards, and creasing to the edges. Mild rubbing and scuffing over the surfaces.

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        1870s Collection of "Sea Mosses"

      Santa Cruz, California 1878 - Two folio presentation albums of beautifully arranged sea moss (seaweed) specimens, a total of 125 pages, presented by C. L. Anderson of Santa Cruz to Mills Seminary, in elaborate gilt stamped and tooled fine leather bindings.Collecting, drying and pressing sea moss became a popular pastime in the mid to late 1800s. On the east coast, the Harvard naturalist Louis Agassiz undertook the first formal survey of plant and animal life throughout Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in 1873. One of the specimens here is from Cape Ann, Mass. Sea moss specimens were dried and prepared for display, often in albums, as in this presentation by Charles Anderson to Mills College. The first album has manuscript botanical names of each specimen of seaweed and the location where it was gathered, and the second album with the sea mosses arranged decoratively. The first album includes a full page manuscript presentation page, in which the author explains that the specimens are arranged not by system, but by "grand divisions", which include: the Rhodosperms or Red Algae; the Melanosperms, or Dark Algae; the Chlorosperms, or Green Algae; and the "plant like animals, often gathered as "Sea Mosses", the Hydroids & c." The presentation page dated Jan 1st, 1878, Santa Cruz, Cal., and signed C. L. Anderson. The book plates of the Margaret Carnegie Library, (Mills College, Seminary Park 1870) at the front paste down of each volume.Most of the locations for the specimens are Santa Cruz; other locations include New York Bay, NY; College Point, NY; Cape Ann, Mass; Eastport, Maine; Plymouth, England; and Picton, Canada. A few of the specimens include notes on their naming, such as "Pikea Californica, named for Col. Pike author of "Subtropical Rambles". The second folio volume includes sea moss specimens arranged decoratively, most of them in floral bouquet form. Others are very decorative, including a wreath, an astonishing harp in which each string consists of a delicate strand of seaweed; a ship's anchor; a cross; a double star; and a basket of flowers. Charles Lewis Anderson (1827 - 1910) trained in medicine. In 1864 he moved to Santa Cruz, California, where he lived until his death in 1910. He was an amateur botanist and an avid collector of plants in Nevada and California. Many of his Carson City collections appeared in Asa Gray's 1865 paper "New Plants of California and Nevada, chiefly from Professor W. H. Brewer and Dr. C. L. Anderson." (Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 6, p. 519-556).Folio volumes with gilt titles and elaborate borders at front boards, titled in gilt "Sea Mosses" at front covers and spines. Spines with gilt raised bands, and gilt decorated compartments. Marbled end papers, gilt inner dentelles. Volume I, [62] pp, most of the specimens laid down on separate paper tipped in to the album. A few pages with 2 or more specimens. Volume II: [63] pp, multiple specimens per page, laid down on album pages. Volumes not paginated, but Vol. II numbered in pencil, with pages 2, 6, 7, 14, 22 and 57 not present. A total of 125 specimen pages in the two volumes.A truly handsome labor of love. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V" [Crookes] WITH "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" [Joule] in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 169, Parts I & II., 1878, pp. 365-385 [Joule]; pp. 243-318 [Crookes]

      London: Harrison & Sons, 1878 FIRST EDITION & PRINTING OF A LONG & IMPORTANT PAPER IN THE HISTORY OF VACUUM PHYSICS BY BRITISH CHEMIST SIR WILLIAM CROOKES. In it, Crookes "looked at the effect of repulsion due to radiation on chemical precipitates, varied the characteristics of the radiation, investigated conductors and experimented with the presentation of surfaces", comparing the reactions of various substances by using radiometers (Wess, Crookes's Radiometers, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 2010). Volume includes Parts I & II of the Phil Trans bound together and 70 plates. Of this paper, James Clerk Maxwell wrote: "Mr. Crookes describes several most extensive series of experiments. The labor, skill and ingenuity displayed in these experiments are marvelous and many of the individual results are valuable but I think the improvement of the methods of making measuring and preserving a vacuum is likely to be still more valuable to science than any of the actual experiments" (Maxwell, The Scientific Letters, 681). And Maxwell was right: Crookes did a great deal of important work, but "he was a pioneer in the construction and use of vacuum tubes for the study of physical phenomena" (Wikipedia). "With his thorough grounding in the experimentally difficult art of vacuum physics, Crookes laid the foundation for the fuller investigation by J. J. Thomson of the behavior of radiant matter in the discharge tube, showing, for example, that it induced phosphorescence in minerals like…; that it caused the glass of the discharge tube to phosphoresce; that its stream could be deflected by a magnet; and, most important of all, that since it cast a shadow of an opaque object . . . it travelled in straight lines and was corpuscular in nature" (DSB). ALSO: FIRST EDITION & PRINTING OF JOULE'S FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE MECHANICAL EQUIVALENT OF HEAT. Inspired by his belief that heat was derived from work, Joule spent a great deal of his life converting mechanical work directly into heat without any electrical steps as he worked to determine the mechanical equivalent of heat. The concept of the mechanical equivalent of heat states "that motion and heat are mutually interchangeable and that in every case, a given amount of work would generate the same amount of heat, provided the work done is totally converted to heat energy" (Wikipedia). In this paper, Joule discusses problems relating to his discovery of the first law of thermodynamics, the principle of the conservation of energy, and presents his final measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat. His final measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat was 772.55, a number Joule also requested be engraved on his gravestone. The result of Joule's final experiments by the direct method of friction presented in this paper agreed almost exactly with the value he had found in 1850. "It appeared, therefore, that the cause of the discrepancy lay in the unit of resistance. Any doubt as to this was soon resolved, for Rowland, in the same year as Joule's last paper was published… showed that the standard of resistance was about 1 per cent smaller than the committee of 1864 had intended it to be, and that, making this correction, the results of his own experiments by the methods of friction and of electrical heating agreed very closely both among themselves and also with Joule's value, 772.5. "The exactness of his work has been amply verified" (DNB, 30, 216). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Harrison and Sons. Ex-libris bearing a tiny on the title page and a pencilled notation; no other markings. Full volume, Parts I & II, complete. 4to. (288 x 213mm). Part I: [4], 12, [318], Part II: [18], 319-826, [4]. 70 plates. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly bound; new endpapers. Bright and clean throughout (including plates). Occasional and minor small closed tears at the margin. Near fine.

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        Les Palmiers. Histoire Iconographique. Géographie, Paléontologie, Botanique, Description, Culture, Emploi etc. Avec Un Index Général Des Noms et Synonymes Des Espèces Connues

      J. Rothschild, Paris 1878 - In-8 reliure demi maroquin début XXè, plats et gardes marbrés, couverture conservée. 348 pp. 228 vignettes et 40 chromolithographies dessinées d'après nature par P. de Pannemaker. Très bel exemplaire. A.Ph.

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        L'uomo delinquente in rapporto all'antropologia, giurisprudenza e alle discipline carcerarie. Aggiuntovi la teoria della tutela penale del Prof. Avv. F. Poletti.

      - Torino, Bocca, 1878, in-8, mezza pelle e angoli, nervetti, fregi e scritte oro sul dorso, pagine 746. Copertine editoriali conservate (Ambedue soppannate: quella anteriore con piccole mancanze). Angolo superiore esterno delle prime 3 carte con restauro. Rara seconda edizione completa delle 8 tavole in litografia fuori testo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portions of the Holy Scripture for the use of the Esquimaux on the northern and eastern shores of Hudson's Bay

      [London]: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1878. 16mo, pp. [4], 93, [1]; original brown cloth, later printed label on spine; very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate with a Newberry release stamp on the front free endpaper, an Ayer presentation bookplate on the front pastedown, and an Ayer accession label on the rear pastedown. Contains portions of the Gospel of John, Romans, Corinthians, Epistles of John, Revelation, scattered verses, the Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and the Benediction in the Inuktitut dialect. Pilling, Proof-sheets, 2926: "In syllabic characters, similar to those used in the publications of the Cree language." Pilling, Eskimo, p. 72: "The first publication in the Eskimo language in which the syllabic characters were used."

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        Photographie originale de Claude Bernard

      1878 - Ce portrait provient du legs de Sonia Balachowsky qui la tenait d'Alexandre Dumas fils. L'inscription : « Claude Bernard décédé le 10 février 1878 » est de la main d'Alexandre Dumas fils. La photographie a ensuite appartenu au physiologiste et collectionneur d'oeuvres de Claude Bernard, Pierre Dejours. Photographie originale - 10 x 14 cm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Superb long Autograph Letter Signed in German (with translation) to FREDERICK WILLIAM IV (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

      1878 - (1795-1861, King of Prussia, Godfather to Edward VII) thanking him effusively for his letter and "for the touching way in which you expressed your opinions, and please rest assured that I shall continue to reciprocate openly and unchangingly your inestimable friendship. I shared every moment of your journey to St Petersburg . and am now longing to know that you are safe . in the arms of your dear Queen . It may have been the Tempter who reminded me of the dangers and uncertainties of this mortal life . he also gives me through your kindness . the most visible proofs of your protection and the most wonderful ways of attaining comfort and strength. Such a way was also provided by the visit of my brother ERNEST and his young wife ." (ERNST II, Duke of Saxe Coburg & Gotha, 1818-1893, Prince Albert's elder brother), married on 3rd May 1842, ALEXANDRINE (1820-1904, daughter of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden), "She completely won my heart, and no-one can possess a purer, simpler, more loving or more faithful heart than she . Your Majesty must have felt the same pain as I did upon hearing the news of the sudden appalling death of the Duke of ORLEANS ." (Ferdinand, Duke of Orleans, 1810-1842, Prince Royal and eldest son of Louis Philippe I, King of the French, died in a carriage accident on 13th July), "The letters I have had from Paris testify to the immense anguish and deep distress that fills the whole of the Royal family .", she then changes the subject and says that "Your Majesties will perceive that my desire to comply with your wishes does have its limits: despite your order you have had an answer from me . The Prince of Wales is doing very well, as also his sister and has received the greetings from his royal godfather .", she ends by sending greeting from herself and her mother, 5 sides 4to, on crested mourning paper, Windsor Castle, 3rd August

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        Geometry and Optics of Ancient Architecture

      1878. First Edition . PENNETHORNE, John. The Geometry and Optics of Ancient Architecture, Illustrated by Examples from Thebes, Athens, and Rome. London and Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, 1878. Elephant folio, modern three-quarter dark green morocco, raised bands. $4000.First edition of PennethorneÂ’s magnum opus, richly illustrated with 12 double-page and 42 full-page lithographed plates (54 of 55), nine beautifully color-printed, and numerous in-text woodcuts and diagrams. “Extremely rare” (Blackmer); one of only a few hundred copies printed at the authorÂ’s expense.Architect and mathematician John Pennethorne was one of the first to prove that the classical architecture of Greece was based not upon strict rectilinear parallels but rather on subtly curved lines that heightened the sense of proportion and symmetry. The Greek architects “changed the first figure of their design into one which should produce to the eye an apparent symmetry and accuracy of outline, or, in the words of Plato, ‘The artists, bidding farewell to truth, change the real symmetry, and accommodate to images such commensurations as are only apparently beautiful.” Pennethorne arrived at these conclusions independently, in 1837, very near the time that architects Joseph Hoffer and Schaubert were investigating and publishing on the same topic. Subsequent work by F.C. Penrose provided Pennethorne with additional measurements upon which he could “set forth in minute detail his theory of the manner in which the actual proportions of the original design were adapted to the optical conditions of correct perspective” (DNB). John RobinsonÂ’s expert illustrations adorn the text, ten of which are intricately colored and depict the complicated designs of the Greek columns. Without Plate II of Part I, a color plate depicting Egyptian columns. Blackmer 1280. Text and plates bright. A magnificent work, handsomely bound.

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        NOTES ON A VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA VIA CAPE HORN, Together with Scenes in El Dorado in the Years 1849-'50.

      Philadelphia: published by the author, 1878. 594 pages of text. Original bevelled cloth binding with minor fraying to 3 corners and minimal shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. A tiny stain to the bottom edge of the front endpaper and frontisportrait. Contains 45 illustrations. Cowan, CA & Pac West: "The author was a pioneer journalist. There is much contained in this interesting work that is not to be found in any other source, more especially of the Territorial pioneers, and pioneer journalism in California." Zamorano 80, #76. Wheat, Gold Rush #215. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Diving for Gold in the Ancobra River

      

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        London in 1741-5 [Knightsbridge, Brompton, Earls Court, Hammersmith, Acton, Kilburn, Paddington, Hyde Park]. Sheet 11.

      London 1878 - Lithograph. Hand coloured. Size: 67 x 52 cm. Fine condition; a few repaired marginal tears, not affecting the image. This is a lithograph published by George Stanford in 1878 from the 1769 edition. Despite many editions, these days the maps are available infrequently, and the demand for them is high. Sheet from John Rocque's 16-sheet An Exact Survey of the City's of London, Westminster ye Borough of Southwark and the Country near ten miles round, 1741-5. His magnificent and meticulous map includes a vast amount of detail where every house and garden is marked, as well as heights, roads and paths. The map was first published in 1746, with plenty of later editions due to its popularity. It was originally engraved by Richard Parr. Howgego: 94 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album of photographs from the Hazara Expedition, 1891.

      1878-93. Landscape folio (380 × 300 mm). Contemporary black half roan, dark green morocco-grained boards ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, white moiré-silk effect endpapers. 39 albumen photographs each c.215 × 280 mm mounted to stiff card leaves, detailed inked captions on mounts identifying location and personnel, discreet captions and Burke catalogue numbers in the plate where applicable (26 photographs labelled Burke, Burke and Baker or "B"; 2 with numbers only; 5 captioned "J. Winter"; remainder uncaptioned), contemporary tissue-guards laid in. Binding slightly rubbed, some light staining to boards, neat restoration of the joints, head and tail of the spine and to the corners, a few very minor spots of foxing to mounts, First photograph slightly oxidised and a few slightly faded along margins but prints in the main in excellent condition, retaining their rich tonal contrasts. A collection of fine photographs largely originating from the Black Mountain, or Hazara, Expedition of 1891, with the ownership inscription of Captain C. J. H. H. Noble to the front free endpaper. The North West Frontier Province was highly unstable; restive local tribes, in particular the Yusufzai, were a major problem for the British, who converged on the region from three directions with a total force of some 7,000 troops. From the photographs it is clear that Burke was attached to the Indus River column: there are views of Attock, Abbottabad, Rawalpindi, the Indus Valley and several of Murree, regimental photographs, camp views, various images including Sikh soldiers and a striking scene of "No. 1 Mountain Battery shelling Diliasi from Palosi" (Burke 81). The final two photographs – each of the 1st Bedfordshire Regiment – are puzzling: Charles John Herbert Hay Noble (b. 1870), son of Col. C. S. Noble of Murrayfield, Edinburgh, received his commission in the Yorkshire Regiment in September 1894 having after five years in the ranks. He was promoted lieutenant January 1897 and captain in the Manchester Regiment in June 1900. He served with the Jsazai Expedition (1892) and as transport officer to the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in the Tirah Expeditionary Force campaign on the North West Frontier Province, led by Sir William Lockhart (1897–98). In 1900 he travelled from India to South Africa on special service, where he distinguished himself in reconnaissance, led a successful night raid on a Boer farm and was mentioned in despatches (7 May 1901) before dying of wounds received in action at Schalkie Farm, near Bethlehem, in November the same year. At around 17 years old John Burke travelled out to India as an assistant apothecary to the Royal Artillery, but he spent very little time in the service before forming a partnership with William Baker, a retired sergeant of the 87th Regiment, in a photographic studio: "the first commercial photographers in Peshawar and in the North-West Frontier Â… [ranking] among the earliest war, news and landscape photographers in the Indian subcontinent Â… [becoming] over the next decades the first photographers to work in large areas of northern British India and the independent feudal realms of Kashmir and Afghanistan" (Khan, From Kashmir to Kabul, p. 11). Outside of the extensive archive of the photographs themselves, they left little record of their lives, taking a prominent place "among the finest forgotten photographers of the British Raj". Whatever the reason for the work of their studio so often being passed over in favour of better-known photographers (Bourne and Shepherd for example), it is not due to any technical or aesthetic shortcomings: "The chemicals and procedures they used have aged better than those of many others Â… [and] the rich composition of their images is immediately apparent. In their time, they won many of the top photography awards in competitions throughout British India". Burke's work was also far more widely published in Graphic and the ILN than that of any of his competitors. This excellence has not been lost on genuine connoisseurs of Indian photography, one of the first modern publications of Raj photography Worswick and Embree's The Last Empire – based on Worswick's pioneering collection, now at the Getty Research Institute – included more photographs by Burke and Baker than by any of their contemporaries. "Burke accompanied the Peshawar Valley Field Force, one of three British Anglo-Indian army columns deployed in the Second Afghan War (1878–80), despite being rejected for the role of official photographer. He financed his trip by advance sales of his photographs 'illustrating the advance from Attock to Jellalabad' Â… Burke's two-year Afghan expedition produced an important visual document of the region where the strategies of the Great Game were played out" (British Library online cataloguing).

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        L'Aéronaute. Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne. N°1 de la 11ème année au N°12 de la 12ème année

      First Edition. Bound in half navy shagreen, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of minor friction on the back, golden date (bookbinder, perhaps love, falsely indicated the years 1876 to 1877 then it is many years 1878-1879 contained in this volume), flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers preserved and bound in contemporary binding. Many illustrations in-text. Very rare copy of the first aerospace publication, after the failed attempt of a first Balloonist by Nadar in 1864: "The child that I could not grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who Thank you for adoption. " Contributions of Charles Robin, Hureau de Villeneuve, Enrico Ciotti, Jules armengaud, Ch Hauvel of Audreville Louis Rameau, Louis Redier, Victor Tatin, Claude Jobert, Mangon Hervé-Pierre Castel, Charles Louvrié Paul Martin Saint Léon Serge Mikounine Gaston tissandier, Adrien Dute-Poitevin, Felix Caron, J. Melikoff Michel Krouchkoff, Wilfrid de Fonvielle, J. Bennett, Enrico Forlmanini, Count d'Esterno Louis branch, Henri Lachambre, Saint-Loup, Elie Mirepoix, Marc Antoine Gaudin ... Becoming a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lighter and heavier than air. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute Paris Janvier 1878 - Décembre 1879 15,5x23,5cm 24 fascicules reliés en 1 volume

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        Shores of the Polar sea a narrative of the Arctic expedition of 1875–6.

      London M. Ward 1878 - First edition. Folio (49 x 35.5 cm), vi, 83 pp., Title page in red and black, coloured map frontispiece, 16 mounted chromolithographs mounted on card as issued, 28 vignettes in text. Original publisher's blue cloth, elaborately blocked in black and gilt on the spine and upper board, panels in blind to the lower board, all edges gilt, a fine example. A "sumptuous volume" (Books on Ice), illustrating Nares's British Arctic Expedition 1875–6. Moss was naval surgeon aboard Nares's flagship Alert "but also served as artist for the expedition." Moss places the emphasis on his pictorial efforts – which offer some of the classic images of the heroic era of polar exploration. The sketches are not designed to illustrate the progress of the expedition, or any stirring events in its history, so much as the appearance of the strange and desolate country by the shores of which teh ships slowly steamed, the wonderful phenomena of the sky, and the effects of light and shade produced by a midnight sun, or a midday moon, on the ice-bound rocks which form the scenery of the region. Encouraged by the reports of the American expeditions of Isaac Israel Hayes and C. F. Hall, which had "revived the belief in an open polar sea and suggested that land extended far to the north, west of Robeson Channel" (ODNB), the Nares expedition was intended to reach the pole via Smith Sound. A sledge party under Commander Markham of the Alert did reach "83

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Strasbourg, 4. I. 1878. - 8vo. 1

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        New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" [Joule] WITH "The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V" [Crookes] in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 169, Parts I & II. 1878, pp. 365-385 [Joule]; pp. 243-318 [Crookes]

      London: Harrison & Sons, 1878 FIRST EDITION & PRINTING OF JOULE'S FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE MECHANICAL EQUIVALENT OF HEAT. This was the "last experimental research of any magnitude that Joule undertook" (Reynolds, Memoir of James Prescott Joule, 165). Crookes information appears below. Volume includes Parts I & II of the Phil Trans bound together and 70 plates. Inspired by his belief that heat was derived from work, Joule spent a great deal of his life converting mechanical work directly into heat without any electrical steps as he worked to determine the mechanical equivalent of heat. The concept of the mechanical equivalent of heat states "that motion and heat are mutually interchangeable and that in every case, a given amount of work would generate the same amount of heat, provided the work done is totally converted to heat energy" (Wikipedia). In this paper, Joule discusses problems relating to his discovery of the first law of thermodynamics, the principle of the conservation of energy, and presents his final measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat. His final measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat was 772.55, a number Joule also requested be engraved on his gravestone. The result of Joule's final experiments by the direct method of friction presented in this paper agreed almost exactly with the value he had found in 1850. "It appeared, therefore, that the cause of the discrepancy lay in the unit of resistance. Any doubt as to this was soon resolved, for Rowland, in the same year as Joule's last paper was published… showed that the standard of resistance was about 1 per cent smaller than the committee of 1864 had intended it to be, and that, making this correction, the results of his own experiments by the methods of friction and of electrical heating agreed very closely both among themselves and also with Joule's value, 772.5. This result was confirmed in 1881 and 1882 by Lord Rayleigh, who found that the value of the British Association unit of resistance was .9867 instead of unity, while the value required to bring Joule's two determinations of J. into complete accordance is .9873. Thus the exactness of his work has been amply verified" (DNB, 30, 216). ALSO: A Bakerian lecture by the British chemist Sir William Crookes here in its first printing. "On the Repulsion Resulting From Radiation. Part V." is a long and important paper in the history of vacuum physics. In it, Crookes "looked at the effect of repulsion due to radiation on chemical precipitates, varied the characteristics of the radiation, investigated conductors and experimented with the presentation of surfaces", comparing the reactions of various substances by using radiometers (Wess, Crookes's Radiometers, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 2010). Of this paper, James Clerk Maxwell wrote: "Mr. Crookes describes several most extensive series of experiments. The labour, skill and ingenuity displayed in these experiments are marvelous and many of the individual results are valuable but I think the improvement of the methods of making measuring and preserving a vacuum is likely to be still more valuable to science than any of the actual experiments" (Maxwell, The Scientific Letters, 681). And Maxwell was right: Crookes did a great deal of important work, but "he was a pioneer in the construction and use of vacuum tubes for the study of physical phenomena" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Harrison and Sons. Ex-libris bearing a tiny on the title page and a small pencilled notation; no other markings. Full volume, Parts I & II. Quarto. (11.5 x 8.5 inches; 288 x 213mm). Part I: [4], 12, [318], Part II: [18], 319-826, [4]. 70 plates. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly bound; new endpapers. Bright and clean throughout (including plates). Occasional and minor small closed tears at the margin. Near fine.

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        Ornithology; Or, the Science of Birds. from the Text of Dr. Brehm. with ... Illustrations by Theodore Jasper ... [Volume 2 of the Original Work]

      Columbus, O. , J. H. Studer & Co., 1878. First Edition. Finely bound in modern, gilt-blocked aniline calf over marble boards. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with insignificant dust-dulling. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. An uncommonly good copy - scans &c. On request. ; 1 pages; Description: 1 v. 41 plates (including the 4 [A-D] at the beginning) . 38 x 31 cm. Subjects: Birds --Pictorial works --North America. Originally issued in 40 pts. On completion pts. 1-39 were divided, the first 4 p. Of each pt. And all text of pt. 40 were bound to form one volume; the last 4 p. Of pts. 1-39 and extra indexes, etc. , from pt. 40, were bound to form THIS vol.

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        Brief LS to Sir Spencer Walpole, (1839-1907, historian and civil servant) (Anthony, 1815-1882, Novelist)

      1878 - saying that he has "sent you the proofs of Mr Val Prinsep's book .", 1 side 8vo., 39 Montague Square headed paper, 7th December Valentine Cameron Princep, (1838-1904. Artist) was one of the eight painters, who under the direction of Rossetti and William Morris decorated the new hall of the Union Society at Oxford. In 1862 he exhibited at the Royal Academy his first picture, 'How Bianca Capello sought to poison the Cardinal de Medici'; and from then he exhibited annually until his death. In 1876 he received a commission from the Indian government to paint a picture of the historical durbar held by Lord Lytton for the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India. He published an account of this visit titled 'Imperial India: an Artist's Journals' (1879), and this is probably the work to which this letter refers. He was elected A.R.A. in 1878. The letter is in the hand of his niece, Florence Bland

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        Das Bildungswesen in Österreichischen Heere vom Dreißigjährigen Kriege bis zur Gegenwart. Beitrag zur Culturgeschichte Österreichs. Mit einer den Entwicklungsgang des Bildungswesens versinnlichenden Tafel

      Wien: Verlag von R. V. Waldheim 1878 - OLWd., [3], 426 Seiten, 119 S. - Anhang; (Seite 81 - 200), 8°, mit Rückenvergoldung, marmorierter Schnitt. beide Deckel mit Blindprägung verziert. Besitzerschildchen auf dem Vorsatz eingeklebt; Titeblatt verso gestempelt und mit handgeschriebener Signatur versehen. Vorhanden sind lediglich Karten I, Ia und III von ursprünglich wohl 5, Einige Anmerkungen (mit Bleistift) auf dem hinteren Vorsatz, Exemplar nahezu unbeschädigt; seltene Unterstreichungen mit Bleistift im Text, Außengelenk beim Kopfkapital leicht eingerissen, Karte I und Ia etwas eingerissen, selten, sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEW SECTIONAL MAP OF MISSOURI.

      Chicago: George F. Cram, 1878. Beautiful folding map of Missouri, printed in 1878, a reprinting the 1872 impression. Original brown protective case with minimal shelfwear, remaining quite clean and bright. The interior Census paste-down page is clean and bright; minor separation of endpaper near the hinge. Exterior edges of the map are slightly soiled, with a few tiny spots of staining, which do not affect the reverse image area. A few folds of the map have minimal browning, but the original hand-color is bright and attractive. There are a few minor creases from slight misfolding, and a few corners have a tiny almost unnoticable tear. . Early edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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        Revue Générale des Chemins de Fer. Mémoires et Documents concernant l'Etablissement, la Construction et l'Exploitation Technique et Commerciale des Voies Ferrées. Tome I : 1ère Année : 1878 [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-4 reliure demi-basane verte, Revue Générale des Chemins de Fer, Juillet - Décembre 1878, 445 pp. avec 31 planches hors texte (le plus souvent sur double page, souvent dépliantes) Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du premier tome de la célèbre "Revue Générale des Chemins de fer". Bon exemplaire bien complet des 31 planches hors texte (fente partielle en pliure en dernière planche, reliure lég. frottée) Français

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        Comédies

      New edition. Bound in half shagreen burgundy corners, back on four bands set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1878 9,5x16,5cm relié

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        Gaur: Its Ruins and Inscriptions

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878 NO.OF PAGES: 102 PAGES including 58 plates, 1 folding B & W map of Gaur, tipped photographic frontispiece + 43 tipped in woodbury type of photographs ( lacks 1 plate, plate no 28)SIZE:Height: 35 cmWidth: 26 cmDepth: 3.5 cmJohn Henry Ravenshaw, an employee of the Bengal Civil Service, took the photographs whilst staying in the region of Gaur between 1865 and 1867. Ravenshaw died in 1874 following his return to London, but his widow Caroline arranged for the publication of the present volume. Gaur, once known as Lakshmanavati, was the ancient capital of the rulers of Bengal, becoming an important provincial centre of Islamic culture during the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, after which the area fell into decline being described by the time of Ravenshaw's visit as "a lamentable wreck of its former elegance and grandeur."LIST OF PLATES IN ORDER:-(1) Gaur. Dakhil Gate. North-East view. (1a)Gaur. Sagar Dighi. (2) Gaur. Tomb of Makhdum Akhi Sirajuddin. (3) Gaur. Janjan Miyan Mosque. (4) Gaur. Sadulpur Ghat. (5) Gaur. Golden Mosque. South View. (6) Gaur. Golden Mosque. North View. (7) Gaur. Corridor of Golden Mosque. (8) Gaur. Plan of Fort. Enlarged from Creighton's map of 1801 [lithograph]. (9) Gaur. Dakhil Gate. South View. (10) Gaur. Bais Gaji Wall. (11)Gaur. Section of Bais Gaji Wall. (12)Gaur. Qadam RasulMosque. (13)Gaur. Entrance to Court of Qadam Rasul Mosque. (14)Gaur. Fath Khan's Tomb. (15)Gaur. East Gate of Fort [Lukochori Darwaza]. (16)Gaur. Minar [Firuz Minar]. (17)Gaur. Tantipara Mosque. (18)Gaur. Lattan or Painted Mosque. (19)Gaur. Kotwali Gate. (20)Gaur. Firuzpur Gate. (21)Gaur. Small Golden Mosque [Chota Sona Masjid]. East View. (22)Gaur. Small Golden Mosque [Chota Sona Masjid]. (23)Gaur. Ornamental bricks. (24)Maldah. Gateof Fort. (25)Maldah. South Gate of City. (26)Maldah. Outer Wall of Golden Mosque. (27)Panduah. Nur Qutb Alam Gateway. (28)Panduah. Tomb of Nur Qutb Alam. (MISSING)(29)Panduah. Tomb of Ala Ul Haq. (30a) Panduah. Stone capital. (30b) Panduah. Sculptured figure. (31)Panduah. Carved lintels. (32)Panduah. Golden Mosque [Qutb Shahi Mosque]. (33)Panduah. Interior of Golden Mosque [Qutb Shahi Mosque]. (34)Panduah. Eklakhi Mosque [Eklakhi Tomb].(35)Panduah. Entrance to Eklakhi Mosque [Eklakhi Tomb]. (36)Panduah. Ground Plan of Adinah Mosque [non-photographic]. (37)Panduah. Outer Wall with Entrance to Adinah Mosque. (38)Panduah. Arches of Inner Court. Adinah Mosque. (39)Panduah. Transept - Adinah Mosque. (40)Panduah. Pulpit in Transept. Adinah Mosque. (41)Panduah. Pulpit and Prayer Niche in Transept. Adinah Mosque. (42)Panduah. Lower Pillars of Badshah Ka Takht. Adinah Mosque. (43)Panduah. Upper Pillars of Badshah Ka Takht. Adinah Mosque. (44)Panduah. Prayer niche on Badshah Ka Takht. Adinah Mosque.

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        La découverte de la terre

      - Hetzel, Paris 1878, Grd. in 8 (18x28cm), relié. - Edition originale illustrée de 59 dessins par L. Bennet et P. Phillippoteaux, de 35 fac-similés de garvures anciennes, 20 cartes ou plans. Un Volume double, catalogue S. Cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline brique, dit à La sphère ptolémaïque (une des plus harmonieuses réussites parmi les cartonnages de Souze). Plaque spéciale composée par Souze. Superbe premier plat, d'une grande fraîcheur. Second plat de type b, avec rosace, palmettes d'angle. Gardes marrons caratéristiques de la première édition. On notera que la percaline est finement striée, caractéristique qui semble fort rare puisque non mentionnée par jauzac, et première fois rencontrée par nous-même ; en outre cette couleur rouge brique n'est pas répertoriée par Jauzac qui cite le rouge, bleu, vert, violet et havane. Coins recourbés et frottés. Un accroc au mors supérieur en tête. Coiffe de queue effilochée avec des manques, coiffe supérieure  frottée avec 2 coupures. Une tache noire en pièce de titre. Petites taches blanches sur le second plat. En dehors des rousseurs sur les pages du catalogue et en page de titre en raison de la serpente, exemplaire frais.  Plat inférieur avec quelques petites taches blanches. Bel exemplaire, à la plaque d'une grande fraîcheur. Ce volume est le premier paru du triptyque : Les grands voyages et les grands voyageurs ; il concerne les voyages par voie de terre. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 59 dessins par L. Bennet et P. Phillippoteaux, de 35 fac-similés de garvures anciennes, 20 cartes ou plans. Un Volume double, catalogue S. Cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline verte (sans doute la plus rare des couleurs), dit à La sphère ptolémaïque (une des plus harmonieuses réussites parmi les cartonnages de Souze). Plaque spéciale composée par Souze. Superbe premier plat, d'une grande fraîcheur mais comportant deux petites taches, une en bordure haute, la seconde à côté d'un des navires. Un accroc en bordure droite. Second plat de type b, avec rosace, palmettes d'angle. Gardes marrons caractéristiques de la première édition. Coins recourbés et frottés, les 2 du bas avec de petits manques de percaline. Un accroc au mors supérieur en tête. Coiffe de queue effilochée et coupée, coiffe supérieure frottée avec 2 coupures. 2 taches blanches le long du mors inférieur. Petites taches blanches sur le second plat.  Plat inférieur avec quelques petites taches blanches. Bel exemplaire, à la plaque d'une grande fraîcheur. Rousseurs éparses. Ce volume est le premier paru du triptyque : Les grands voyages et les grands voyageurs ; il concerne les voyages par voie de terre. Sur la première page de garde (contreplat) : Grande étiquette avec manuscrit : Prix offert par le Comte de Pazic décerné à l'élève Bertin Armand. Sur la seconde page de garde, un timbre sec : Librairie Devisme, et un tampon, Bertin Postel, vitrier.  

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        Venezia. L'Église St. Maria della Salute.

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 33,5 x 25,6 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo.

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        Rousselet, India et its native princes. Travels in Central India and in the presidencies of Bombay and Bengal

      1878. India et its native princes. Travels in Central India and in the presidencies of Bombay and Bengal, by Louis Rousselet, carefully revised and edited by Lieut. - Col. Buckle, contains 317 illustrations and 6 maps, Bickers and Son, London 1878, pp. XVIII, 579, riccamente ill. b.n., 113 c.di tavv. f.t. ill. b.n. 5 delle quali con carte geografiche, cm 35, legatura coeva di pregio in mezza pelle con fregi e titoli in oro entro tasselli al dorso e  tagli spruzzati. Poderoso volume sull'India riccamente illustrato da 317 incisioni, alcune nel testo, altre a piena pagina su tavole fuori testo, e da 6 carte geografiche. Il testo è il resoconto di un viaggio in India durato sei anni (a partire dal 1863). Iniziato a Bombay, il viaggio si snoda attraverso Konkan, Deccan, Baroda, Goojerat, Oudeypoor, la provincia di Ajmere, Jeypore, Agra, Gwalior, Bogelcund, la valle di Bhilsa, Bhopal, Malwa, Delhi, Punjaub e Himalaya, il paese d'Aoudh, Benares, Behar, Bengala,  Calcutta. Timbro a secco di antica biblioteca al frontespizio e su ciascuna tavola. Firma d'appartenenza e una macchiolina di pennarello all'interno del piatto anteriore.  Alcune carte e tavole presentano, prevalentemente lungo i margini (salvo in un caso),  antichi restauri per lo più di modesta entità e poco invasivi, per il resto volume in stato di conservazione notevole e con legatura molto solida e ben tenuta. Estremamente raro.

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        Charmeur de serpents

      Erstausgabe und Erstauflage 1878 von Louis Rousselet 1845-1929, bereiste Indien 1863-9 und fotografierte mit als erster entlegene Gebiete in Indien, die noch vorher niemand aufgenommen hatte. Zurueck von der Reise wurden dann diese Photos als Holsschnitte und in Zeichnungen kopiert und z. B. in den verschiedensten Publikationen ueber Indien weiterverwendet, so auch in diesem Buch von Rousselet, was auch ins Russische uebersetzt wurde, als Jugendbuch. Verlegt in Russland, St. Petersburg im gut erhaltenen Ganzleinenband mit Ganzgolsschnitt, tiefgepraegte vergoldete Illustration mit Elefanten auf Titelumschlag, Auf 248 Seiten mit 23 Tondrucktafeln baw. Farbtafeln und unzaehlige Abbildungen und Verzierungen im Text. Bindung fest, Zustand sehr gut mit wenigen Fingerflecken, Russische Erstausgabe, sehr selten.

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        La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et particulièrement en physiologie et en médecine

      Paris, G. Masson, 1878. [1878], [1878], in-8, de (4), XIX, (1), 673 et (3) pages, exemplaire broché, sous couvertures imprimées de l'éditeur, Première édition, rare, de cet ouvrage capital qui forme l'aboutissement des travaux de médecine appliquée de Marey sur la transcription dans un langage objectif, scientifique et neutre des phénomènes physiologiques et sensorielles : "la méthode graphique [...] saisit des nuances qui échapperaient aux autres moyens d'observation [et] traduit les phases de la marche d'un phénomène avec une clarté que le langage ne possède pas". Cette publication constitue aussi un tournant : à partir de 1880, les recherches de Marey porteront principalement sur l'invention de l'image animée, sur la captation et la retranscription de corps en mouvement. Ainsi, lors de sa réédition, en 1885, le présent texte fut augmenté d'un supplément "sur le développement de la méthode graphique par la photographie". Plus de 340 figures gravées sur bois dans le texte d'appareils, de courbes et de tracés montrent l'utilisation de nouveaux appareils, entre autres inventés par Marey, servant pour des mesures physiologiques ou médicales. Malgré de rares rousseurs, bel exemplaire, broché. DSB, IX, 103 ; Rothshuh, History of Physiology, p. 274

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        Genio e lavoro. Biografia e breve istoria delle principali opere dei celebri intarsiatori Giuseppe e Carlo Francesco Maggiolini di Parabiago.

      Milano, Tipografia e libreria Arciv. Ditta Giacomo Agnelli, 1878. In - 8ø; 2 cc., 112 pp., 1 tavola ripiegata fuori testo; copertine editoriali a stampa (rinforzo al dorso). Buon esemplare. Rarissima biografia dei pi-- celebri ebanisti e intarsiatori italiani scritta dal parroco di Parabiago (anch'esso figlio di un intarsiatore) su documenti e notizie inedite a lui pervenute da testimoni diretti. L'opera Š anche un esempio, nella forma e nell'intento, della letteratura popolare didascalica tipica di quegli anni. Molto interessante Š il rapporto fra i Maggiolini e i maggiori artisti milanesi Appiani, Albertolli, Piermarini, Mantelli ecc. che disegnavano i cartoni per gli intarsi.

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        The Poisonous Snakes of India. For the use of the officials and others residing in the Indian Empire

      London: J. & A. Churchill, 1878. First edition.. Gilt on spine a little dull, the cloth is bright and clean, the text and fine color plates are also bright and clean; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (8), 1-64 (some additional pages un-numbered), 21 full page plates (19 of which are color printed, 1 is double page and 2 are fine line-drawngs).  Publisher's original red pebble cloth, gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, original clay-coated black endpapers, sm 4to (255 x 190 mm; 10 x 7.5 inches).  The author, Joseph Ewart, was an English physician in the Indian army who was a specialist on venomous snakes.  The Poisonous Snakes of India was his most well-known herpetological work.  According to Adler (volume 3, p. 138-139), Ewart viewed his volume as a supplement to Fayrer's classic work, Thanatophidia of India published in 1872.  As Fayrer's volume was folio in format, it did not make for a convenient field guide.  Since 20,000 people per year in India were dying from snake-bite, Ewart's well-illustrated volume became an important field guide to poisonous snakes.  This work in scarce for several reasons among them only 1000 copies were printed and many copies perished in the tropical climate of India.  The subscription list presented in the frontismatter lists the number of copies sent to each area of India and related tropical regions, such as Goverment of India 115 copies; Madras 50 copies; Bombay 50 copies; Bengal 200 copies; British Burma 50 copies; Assam 30 copies; Ceylon 20 copies; Cape of Good Hope 100 copies; Hydrabad 20 copies; Kashmir 10 copies, etc.  Few copies were available for sale in London even though that was a place of publication.  Armorial bookplate of Sir John Cecil Power, 1st Baronet, on the front pastedown.  Sir John Power (born: 21 December 1870, died: 5 June 1950) was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician.  No ownership marks and few signs of use.

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        THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. In Three Volumes. (First Edition in Untouched Original Cloth, Primary Binding)

      London: Smith, Elder, 1878. Hardy, Thomas. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. First Edition, first issue, printed in an edition of 1,000 copies. Frontispiece map in Vol. 1. A VERY GOOD, untouched and honest copy, all three volumes with double-ruled blocked-in-blind borders on the back covers which definitively denote the primary binding. Original publisher's brown fine-ribbed cloth, spines and front covers blocked in black, spines blocked in gilt, with cream endpapers. Single leaf of ads at the back of Volume 2. Extremities lightly rubbed, some minor bubbling to the cloth and mild bumping to the corners. Volume 3 shows indents where this set was once bound up (as was the custom of the times) with string. Inner hinges starting, prelims and edges with moderate foxing, no prior ownership markings. Yet despite faults, there is residual freshness to this copy and even a touch of original gloss to the cloth making this several cuts above the average example of this title which is usually found ex-library, worn to bits, or in the three-rule secondary binding (which without question belonged to a remaindered second binding-up of 100 copies accomplished in 1882 by W. Glaisher, wholesale booksellers, a four-year gap from the first binding-up). This is a similar situation to Hardy's THE TRUMPET-MAJOR (Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880). No matter how some bibliophiles might try to spin it, the two-ruled primary bindings are far preferable to the three-ruled versions which were bound years later. The lending libraries swallowed THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE and THE TRUMPET-MAJOR whole, causing them to be read to pieces and leaving nice, clean copies in the primary binding without library labels few and far between. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE, Hardy's sixth novel, remains after 135+ years, one of the great literary masterpieces of the late Victorian era and one of Hardy's most popular novels, still easily readable today unlike so many other well-known Victorian classics. Plot: Eustacia, the high-spirited tragic heroine, is stifled by life inside bleak Egdon Heath and marries earnest and educated Clym Yeobright as an escape. Eustacia's former lover, Damon Wildeve, spitefully marries Clym's cousin Thomasin in revenge for Eustacia refusing to succumb to his physical charms. Bad things happen; there is little justice or mercy for all involved and their fates are not particularly upbeat leaving Hardy, as usual, open to unfair accusations of gleeful pessimism. But a closer reading of THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE shows Hardy's distinct tenderness toward his flawed characters, simply victims of the same human condition we all endure, constantly smacked around by circumstance and coincidence. An excellent copy of a highly desirable first edition. Housed in a new brown & black matching slipcase spine-lettered in gold. Purdy, pp.24-27; Sadleir 1113. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Almanach - Traités Divers

      1878. DELARUE, GOIN. Non daté. In-16.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc, dans le texte et hors-texte. Titre, roulettes, et fleurons dorés sur le dos cuir marron. Coins frottés. Quelques pages détachées. Almanach théorique et pratique, du Jardinier, illustré par Vincent Lucas (190 pages) - Almanach Gressent pour 1878, par Gressent (174 pages) - Almanach Gressent pour 1879 (183 pages) - Almanach de la bonne Cuisine, Calendrier de la bonne Chère (200 pages) - Almanach-manuel du Chasseur, par Robert Duchêne (118 pages) Nouvel almanach des Jeux de Cartes, par Bonneveine (178 pages, Bésique, Jacquet, Piquet, Piquet Normand, Ecarté, Triomphe, Reversis, Mouche, Boston, Bouillotte, Whist, Trictrac, Dames, Domino, Billard) - Almanach-manuel de l'amateur de tours de cartes, par Bonneveine (124 pages) - Almanach du Savoir-Vivre, petit code de la bonne compagnie, par Mme la comtesse de Bassanville et illustré par H. de Hem (186 pages)

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        Six Months in Ascension : an Unscientific Account of a Scientific Expedition

      John Murray, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. the boards have been professionally re-cased retaining most of the original front and rear boards and the spine. new end papers. it is now very sturdy and attractive. the map is present. age related marks and a previous owner's neat signature and book plate under the front board.

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        NOTES ON A VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA VIA CAPE HORN, Together with Scenes in El Dorado in the Years 1849-'50.

      Philadelphia: published by the author, 1878. 594 pages of text. Original bevelled cloth binding with minor fraying to 3 corners and minimal shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. A tiny stain to the bottom edge of the front endpaper and frontisportrait. Contains 45 illustrations. Cowan, CA & Pac West: "The author was a pioneer journalist. There is much contained in this interesting work that is not to be found in any other source, more especially of the Territorial pioneers, and pioneer journalism in California." Zamorano 80, #76. Wheat, Gold Rush #215. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Sortie de la Maison Cochin: Fauburg-Saint-Jacques.

      - Radierung, 1878, auf Bütten. 16:24 cm. Literatur: Delteil 20, I (von IV). Abdruck vor der Schrift und der Nummer. Brillanter Druck des 1. Zustandes, mit vollem Rand. Papier etwas vergilbt, im Oberrand ein kleiner Knick. - Selten!

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