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        La Lune Rousse N°067, Croquis de Carême.

      non imprimé 1878 - ROD0058236: 4 pages: une gravure double en couleurs faite à la main par Gill, original (caricature, 40x60 cm). Croquis de Carême par Gill: Education des jeunes âmes! In-Plano Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 70.441-Journaux satiriques anciens [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life & Times of James Catnach

      Reeves and Turner, 1878. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1878. First Edition. 432 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Green cloth hardback. Remains of a brown title label to spine. Fair condition. Some internal hinge cracking. Inscription from author to a previous owner on fep. Preliminary illustrations hand coloured. Some pages detached and loosely inserted, including one illustrated prelim page. Pages 335-338 torn out but are loosely inserted. Mild tanning and soiling to pages. Losses and moderate rubbing to title label on spine. Mild rubbing and soiling to boards and spine. Binding weakened due to internal hinge cracking.

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        The Life & Times of James Catnach

      Reeves and Turner 1878 - 1878. First Edition. 432 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Green cloth hardback. Remains of a brown title label to spine. Fair condition. Some internal hinge cracking. Inscription from author to a previous owner on fep. Preliminary illustrations hand coloured. Some pages detached and loosely inserted, including one illustrated prelim page. Pages 335-338 torn out but are loosely inserted. Mild tanning and soiling to pages. Losses and moderate rubbing to title label on spine. Mild rubbing and soiling to boards and spine. Binding weakened due to internal hinge cracking. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of the 'Challenger'- The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Year 1873 and the Early part of the Year 1876

      Harper Bros, New York 1878 - A landmark scientific expedition the first to collect data on a range of ocean features, including ocean currents, chemistry, ocean temperatures, sea water, marine life, and the geology of the sea floor; with the plates in both volumes very bright and clean. The Challenger voyaged 3 years around the world and was one of the most important scientific expeditions of the nineteenth century. Wyville Thomson lead the team of scientists on this expedition and here produces the results from the Atlantic portion of the voyage. Royal 8vo, 2 vols, xx, [i] 18 - 391; viii, [i] 10- 340, ads [iv] pp. Engraved frontispiece in Vol. I and folding map color frontispiece in Vol II; 42 plates, maps, charts, 168 wood cut illustrations.Original bright green blind stamped buckram with the spine title & fossil emblem stamped in gold. Spines very slightly rubbed. Bookplates at front paste down both volumes, private library number in manuscript at 2 places. Very clean and bright, hardly any wear on the exterior, the volumes appear to never have been read. See Spence 1197 for UK edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        der Taback=Enquete=Kommission über den Tabackbau, den Handel mit Rohtaback, die Tabackfabrikation und den Handel mit Tabackfabrikaten, sowie über die Tabackbesteuerung im Deutschen Reich. Hierzu fünf Bände Anlagen.

      Berlin, Geheime Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, 1878-79. 1 Berichtsband und 5 umfangreiche Anlagenbände (zusammen 6 Bände). 4to. (Berichtsband:) 2 Bll., 212 S.; (5 Anlagenbände:) (1, enthaltend die Anlagen I-X:) 2 Bll., 64, 111, 3, 14, 34, 17, 3, 52, 8; (2, enthaltend die Anlage XI:) getr. Paginierung (ca. 1000 S.); (3, enthaltend die Anlage XII:) 524 S.; (4:) Getr. Pagination (ca. 200 S.); (5:) Getr. Pagination (ca. 1000 S.). Einheitliche, zeitgenössische grüne Halbleinenbände mit Rückenprägung und Buntpapierbezügen. In der Session 1878/79 des Bundesrathes in Berlin verabschiedet. - Die im Auftrag des Deutschen Bundesrates gebildete \"Taback-Enquete-Kommission\" hatte die Aufgabe, \"Erhebungen über den Umfang, die territoriale Vertheilung, innere Gliederung und wirthschaftliche Bedeutung der bei der Beschaffung, der Verarbeitung und dem Vertriebe des Tabacks betheiligten Erwerbsthätigkeit zu veranstalten\". Ihr Bericht sollte Aufschluß darüber geben, \"welche der verschiedenen Formen der Tabackbesteuerung für Deutschland geeignet sind und ein befriedigendes finanzielles Ergebniß in Aussicht stellen\". - Der Anlagenband I mit umfangreichem Inhaltsverzeichnis. So enthält der Band etwa eine Übersicht zum Tabakbau im Deutschen Reich im Jahre 1878 oder eine Berechnung des Tabakverbrauchs im deutschen Zollgebiet. Anlagenband II umfasst die Berichte der Bezirkskommissionen. Anlagenband III mit einer Zusammenfassung der Gesetzgebung über die Tabakbesteuerung in verschiedenen Staaten. Anlagenband IV enthält z. B. einen Bericht der nach den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika entsendeten Kommission oder die stenographischen Berichte über die Vernehmung des Sachverständigen Herrn Pösche aus Washington durch die Kommission. Der letzte Anlagenband V enthält Drucksachen und Protokolle der Taback-Enquete-Kommission, welche in dem Bericht derselben erwähnt sind. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        GOUNOD Charles Marche Religieuse Orchestre 1878

      3553 - GOUNOD Charles Marche Religieuse à Grand Orchestre par Charles Gounod Conducteur : 29 pages, Grus Editeur L. G. 3397 Matériel d'Orchestre : 1er Violons x5, 2e Violons x5, Altos x3, Violoncelles et Contrebasses x5, Flutes, Hautbois, Clarinettes, Bassons, Cors en Mi b, Cors en Si b, Trompettes, 1er et 2e Trombone, 3e Trombone, Timbales, Cymbales et Grosse Caisse, Triangle, Harpes Paris, Léon Grus Editeur L. G.(1ère édition) XIX siècle 1878 Très bon état, couverture défraîchie 016443 Ensemble/Orchestre Très bon / couverture défraîchie

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        An Inland Voyage.

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co. 1878 - Octavo (185 X 124 mm). Full green calf by Zaehnsdorf (signed 1911), spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and third, remaining compartments with circular onlays in red morocco to centre, covers with three-line border gilt and elaborate central quatrefoils with "RLS" monogram gilt to enclosed red morocco onlays, top edge gilt, four-line rule enclosing sawtooth roll to turn-ins gilt, pastedowns gold-painted with scalloped border and foliate cornerpieces tooled in blind, free endpapers green, top edge gilt. Skillfully rebacked preserving original spine, spine a little rubbed and faded, mild toning to fore-edges, an excellent copy. First edition of Stevenson's first book, a travelogue about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876, and a pioneering work of outdoor literature. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kleine Dichtungen. Erste Auflage hergestellt für den Frauenbund zur Ehrung rheinländischer Dichter.

      311 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Pappband mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration von Karl Walser, Farbschnitt. der Einbandrücken in Halbpergament völlig neu eingfebunden, Einband minimal berieben, mit Lesebändchen, auf Vortitel von Robert Walser handsigniert, ohne Lesebändchen, sauberes und frisches Exemplar in gutem Zustand, EA, WG 8. Robert Walser (* 15. April 1878 in Biel/Schweiz - + 25. Dezember 1956 nahe Herisau/Schweiz) war ein deutschsprachiger schweizerischer Schriftsteller.

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        A Masque of Poets: Including "Guy Vernon," a Novelette in Verse

      Boston: Roberts Brothers. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1878. First Printing. Hard Cover. First Edition. Publisher's full black cloth, red embossed lettering and floral decoration on spine and covers, with title in reverse gilt panel on spine, advertisements on endpapers. This volume includes the first appearance in print of any work by Emily Dickinson, and the only one of her poems ("Success") published during her lifetime. Laid in is a letter dated December 18, 1940 from Albert Mitchell, "The Answer Man," to the then owner, stating in part "If by any chance you have [a] copy of the first edition of "The Masque of Poets" you have a fairly valuable collector's item..." [BAL 118].. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy, with only two tiny, barely visible, bits of soiling on the cover, and no other flaws whatsoever. The volume is fresh and clean, the corners are sharp, the hinges strong, and the paper fresh and supple. The volume does not appear to have been read. Extremely scarce in this condition. FINE. . No Name Series Series. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 301, (2) pp .

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        Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen. 32 Teile in 46 Bänden und 4 Registerbände in einem Band.

      Berlin, Grote 1878-1892. 47 Bände. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Tafeln und Karten. Gr.-8°, Halbleinen-Einbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmorierten Deckeln, Bibliotheksexemplar (Klosterbibliothek) mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände etwas berieben, Papier und Schnitt teils braun-/stockfleckig (Vorsatz und Titelblätter meist stärker), 3 Falttafeln an den Kanten etwas beschädigt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, in Frakturschrift, (Aufbau des Werkes: 4 Abteilungen: I. Geschichte des Altertums (6 Teile in 9 Bänden). II. Geschichte des Mittelalters (10 Teile in 16 Bänden). III. Geschichte der Neueren Zeit (10 Teile in 13 Bänden). IV. Geschichte der Neuesten Zeit (6 Teile in 8 Bänden) und vier Registerbände in einem Band.) Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Through the Dark Continent, or the Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

      Harper & Brothers (1878), New York - With 10 maps and 150 woodcuts. Two volumes: xiv, 522; ix, 566, with a pocket in the back of each volume with a folding map. Stanley's own account of his 999-day brutal trek across the unknown reaches of Africa. Several hundred men, mostly Africans, died during the expedition. According to an early review: 'If [Stanley's] book . shows that he has not yet succeeded in revealing the grand secret of the Nile sources, it goes to prove that he has at least contributed largely towards narrowing the problem down to comparatively circumscribed limits, and added many striking facts to the common stock of geographical knowledge. By the aid of the camera he has enriched his book with a number of interesting pictures, which are particularly valuable because of their being faithful illustrations of the beautiful scenery of Central Africa, and of the manners prevailing among her savage tribes. The itineraries of his arduous travels, and his copious maps of the great African lakes and rivers, will be especially acceptable to those who are interested in diffusing the light of modern civilization over the broad extent of the 'Dark Continent.''?International Review, 1878. While Stanley's journey was sponsored by two newspapers, one American and one English, the British edition of this work appeared first, in May 1878. This American first edition was available in late August. First American edition. Near fine hardcover copies; no dust jackets, as issued. Some wear to the extremeties with a bit of fraying at the corners. Pocket maps have a few closed tears at the folds, else near fine. Volume 2 spine slightly concave. Previous seller's small stickers on endpapers indicating a 2-volume set. A large, heavy set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pioneering in South Brazil Three Years of Forest and Prairie lIfe in the Province of Parana

      London: John Murray, 1878. Two volumes, pp. xiii, 378; c, 328 + 24 pp publisher's ads. Illustrated with 2 frontispieces (1 folding), 18 text drawings, and a large colored folding map of the Valleys of Tibagt and Ivahy in the Province of Parana in South Brazil. A lovely, fine set in original brown cloth with pictorial gilt. Borba de Moraes I, 92: "Captain Palm, a Swedish officer and protege of his King, succeeded in interesting the Brazilian government and the Baron of Maua in a railroad plan which would cross South America at about Parana from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Sixteen engineers, divided into four groups, carried out the preliminary surveys from 1870 to 1872. Bigg-Wither, as chief of one of the groups of engineers, explored the Ivai Valley. The book he left, written in a fluid and picturesque style, is of great interest and full of excellent observations about the region of colonies and the 'sertao' of Parana. It is certainly one of the best travel books concerning that part of Brazil.

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        Original Signed Letter and Photograph - Ambassador to Constantinople

      Original letter penned and signed by Layard after the Bulgarian uprising in the Balkans. ALS measures approximately 7 inches x 9 inches, dated February 23, 1878, while he was HBM Ambassador in Constantinople. The letter provides a reference for a James Long, MA who was a humanitarian. Long was about to go to Bazandjik on the Danube in Bulgaria which had recently been occupied by the Russians during the Russo-Turkish War. Together with the letter is an original portrait photograph of Layard measuring approximately 8 inches x 10 inches as well as a contemporary bigraphical sketch from the 1880's. Letters from Layard while abroad are rare. Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), was a British traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author, politician and diplomat, best known as the excavator of Nimrud. Between 1842 and 1851 he explored and excavated in Mesopotamia, especially at Nineveh. In the period from 1852 to 1869 he held various government positions, including those of under secretary of foreign affairs and chief commissioner of works. Later he was minister to Spain (1869-77) and ambassador to Constantinople (1877-80). His fine collections are in the Assyrian section of the British Museum. Among his books are "Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" (1853) and his autobiography (1903).

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        Money

      1878 - WALKER, Francis. Money. London: Macmillan, 1878. Octavo, original red cloth. $1500.First edition of this work on money supply and international bimetallism, in original cloth.In this widely influential series of lectures Walker addresses the money supply question, a topic of vital importance during an era of continued industrial expansion. Money, Walker argues, includes banknotes and anything else used as a medium of exchange. He urges countries to adopt the system of international bimetallism (the use of silver and gold) as the truest path towards fiscal responsibility. In addition to these and other theoretical contributions, Walker helped to systematize and greatly improve the teaching of economics while president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Unquestionably the most prominent and best known of American [economic] writers" (F.W. Tausig, quoted in DAB X:343-44). Bookplate.Interior quite nice, only minor rubbing and soiling to cloth. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hector Servadac

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co, 1878. First US Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Philippoteaux, Paul. x, [4], 370pp + 2pp of publisher's advertisements. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and on the spine panel. Frontispiece and ninety-six inserted plates with illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With the small label of the Philadelphia Premium Book Company (610 Chestnut Street) on the front pastedown endpaper. Two old stains partially affecting the edges of the text block, minor professional restoration to the spine panel, light wear to the corner tips. A bright, very good copy, much better than usually found. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2235. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A42. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 199. Taves and Michaluk V016. ; Octavo.

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        Vintage photograph of Shigeru Yoshida in his Kimono. In his role as first secretary at the embassy in London in the year 1921. The photograph was taken atthe famous Daimaru Store in Kyoto but signed and dated by Shigeru Yoshida in London in 1921. From the collection of British Colonial Official Sir Harry Luke, the photograph comes with the original envelope and is addressed to Harry Luke's father: J.H.Luke, St.James Club, London, England.

      Original, Vintage Photograph mounted on original, cardboard. 9,5 cm (wide) x 13,7 cm (high)/mounted on blindstamped cardboard 14,5 x 22,5 cm. Excellent, MINT condition of the photograph, the envelope with some staining. Extremely scarce and wonderful portrait. Shigeru Yoshida (22 September 1878 20 October 1967) was a Japanese diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954. Yoshida was born in Yokosuka near Tokyo and educated at Tokyo Imperial University. He entered Japan's diplomatic corps in 1906 just after Japan's victory against Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. He was Japan's ambassador to Italy and the United Kingdom during the 1930s and finally retired from his last appointment as ambassador to London in 1938. Throughout the 1930s and before the war ended in the 1940s, Yoshida continued to participate in Japan's imperialist movement in early 1945 he was the Munitions Minister, and attempted to construct underground armament-manufacturing facilities to protect them from aerial bombing. After several months' imprisonment in 1945, he became one of Japan's key postwar leaders. Yoshida became the 45th prime minister on 22 May 1946. His pro-American and pro-British ideals and his knowledge of Western societies, gained through education and political work abroad are what made him the perfect candidate in the eyes of the postwar Allied occupation. He is de facto the last prime minister of the Empire of Japan, before it was abolished following the signing of the constitution. (Wikipedia)

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        The European in India or Anglo-Indian's Vade-Mecum & Medical Guide

      C.Kegan Paul & Co., London 1878 - London: C.Kegan Paul & Co., 1878 xi , 354 pp plus 32 pp of publisher's ads. One library stamp "A handbook of useful and practical information for those proceeding to or residing in the East Indies relating to outfits, routes, time for departure, Indian climate and seasons, housekeeping, servants etc etc." "To which is added a medical guide for Anglo-Indians being a compendium of advice to Europeans in India, relating to the preservation and regulation of their health. Giving also the plain and complete instructions for treatment of the more prevalent, sudden, and dangerous Indian diseases, for the use of those beyond the reach of medical advice, and of others in case of emergency until medical advice can arrive. To which is added a supplement on the management of children in India during infancy and childhood." Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Library stamp from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on title page. Brown buckram boards with gold-stamped titles are clean and undamaged save for some bumping to spine ends. Exceedingly rare. No other copies listed in the United States and only three copies listed in Great Britain and Germany. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Third Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Ex-Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walks in Rome.

      London, Daldy, Isbister & Co. 1878 - 6th edition. 2 Bände. 18,5 x 14 cm. 474, 9 Bll.; 456 S., 9 Bll. Mit 2 gefalteten Plänen und ca. 160 aufgezogenen Original-Photos. Zeitgenössisches Ganzpergament mit Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, zwei farbigen Rückenschildern sowie dreiseitig gepunztem Goldschnitt. Kleine Beschädigungen am Einband, hinteres Gelenk von Bd. 1 aussen angerissen. Handschriftlicher Dotationsvermerk auf einem der vorderen Blätter datiert 1881. Seltener früher Reiseführer in einem einzigartigen Exemplar. Der Drucktext wurde mit chamoisfarbenem Papier durchschossen, von Rand regliert und mit 160 montierten Original-Photos illustriert. Die Photos zeigen neben Kunstwerken zahlreiche Ansichten, Gebäude, Plätze, Strassen, Menschengruppen etc. "The best handbook of the city and environs of Rome ever published. . . . Cannot be too much commended," - Pall Mall Gazette Sehr schönes Exemplar in attraktiven privaten Ganzpergamentbänden.

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        In the Time of Constantine - Alma-Tadema, 1878.

      IN THE TIME OF CONSTANTINEEts van de hand van Leopold Löwenstam naar het schilderij (Opus CXCII) uit 1878 van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 14,5 x 20,5 cm.Twee Romeinse senatoren leren een Schotse terriër op te zitten. Doorkijkend naar de achtergrond zien we een fontein. De letters CONS refereren aan de triomfboog van Constantijn die op het schilderij de achtergrond staat. Op de ets is deze weg gelaten.Ook een beeld bovenop de muur waarvoor de heren zitten staat niet op de ets. Het is de Spinario, het geliefde en vaak gekopieerde beeld van de jongen die een doorn uit z'n voet haalt.Prenten van Alma-Tadema's werk vonden hun weg naar een breed publiek van liefhebbers en kenners. Het ging daarbij niet alleen om reproducties naar werken van de schilder Alma-Tadema, maar tevens om werken van individuele prentmakers gespecialiseerd in verschillende technieken. Deze individuele interpretaties waren, zoals gebruikelijk, in kwalitatief verschillende staten en gedrukt op verschillend papier. Per prent werden soms verschillende exemplaren aangeboden, uiteraard voor verschillende prijzen. Zo was er van In the Time of Constantine zowel een gravure van Auguste Blanchard als deze ets van Leopold Löwenstam.Prijs: € 575,- (incl. lijst) .

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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, Hardback, 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. 1 pages. Inventory No: 111381.

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        Gazzetta letteraria

      Roux e Favale 1878-83, Torino - 6Âvoll. di ca. 400 pp. ciascuno in 4 o in folioÂlegati difformemente in mz. tl. Difetti ai dd. di un paio di volumi, segni d'uso ai p. eÂfioritureÂalle cc.ÂQualche sporadica mancanza alle cc. Raccolta della rivista dal 1878 (anno II) al 1883 (anno VII). Alcune annate non sono complete. In particolare mancano i seguenti numeri: 1879: 1, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43; 1880: 17, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45; 1883: 17. Fortunato supplemento settimanale del quotidianoÂ'Gazzetta piemontese' fondata nel 1867 da Vittorio Bersezio e dall'editore Casimiro Favale. Bersezio e' direttore anche del supplemento letterario, direzione che poi lascera' nel 1880. Sulla rivista moltissimi articoli di letteratura della scapigliatura piemontese, traduzioni di testi letterari e drammatici d'oltralpe, notizie teatrali del capoluogo piemontese. ITA

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        Exposition universelle de 1878. Ministère de l'agriculture et du commerce. Administration des forêts. 2 Sammelbände mit insgesamt 25 Schriften, dazu 2 Bände "Statistique Forestière".

      Paris, Imprimerie nationale -79 1878 - 4 Bände. 26,5 x 22 cm. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk "Alph. d. l. Fontaine" auf dem Vortitel. Alphonse de la Fontaine (1825-1896) war ein Luxemburger Forstingenieur und Zoologe, Sohn des ersten Gouverneurs Théodore de la Fontaine und einer der Brüder Edmond de la Fontaines. Er war Distrikt-Kommissar von Grevenmacher, mehr als 30 Jahre Konservator des Naturhistorischen Museums und "mit Abstand der bedeutendste Luxemburger Zoologe des 19. Jahrhunderts" (Massard, MNHNL 2004). Die Einbände wurden gefertigt von Hofbuchbinder J.-B. Beffort, Luxembourg, mit seinem Klebetikett auf dem vorderen Innendeckel eines Bandes (Van der Vekene, Dictionnaire illustré des relieurs, S. 31f.). Zwei Bände Statistique forestière, 1878, VII, 582 S.; Statistique forestière par Cantonnement, 1879, IX, 768 S. (zusammen unter FRBNF34079279). Die Sammelbände enthalten in dieser Reihenfolge: 1 Larzillière, M., Notice sur le debit des bois de feu, leur mode de vente et les procedes de carbonisation usites en France , 61 S., Tabellen., nicht im OPAC der BNF 2 Bruand, Gast, Larzillière und Rivet, Notices sur le débit et les emplois du châtaignier, des érables, du frêne, des ormes, de l'aune, du bouleau, du charme, de l'alisier, du cerisier-merisier , 96, (2) Seiten. nicht im OPAC der BNF 3 Gallot, Charles, Notice sur le débit et les emplois du sapin, de l'épicéa et du mélèze, 99 S., FRBNF30477739 4 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur les divers emplois du hêtre, 103 S., fig., FRBNF30287996 5 Kirwan, Charles de, Notice sur l'industrie des écorces à tan, 84 S., FRBNF30683118 6 Rousset, Antonin, Recherches expérimentales sur les écorces à tan du chêne yeuse, 63 S., pl., FRBNF31259400 7 Thélu, Alexandre-César, Notice sur les étais de mines en France, 134 S., pl., FRBNF31450621 8 Boppe, Lucien, Notice sur le contrôle et la comptabilité relatifs à la gestion des forêts, 20 S., Diagramm, FRBNF30131019 9 Brenot, L., Remarques sur deux variétés d'épicéa, 14 S., FRBNF30158505 10 Levret, H., Note sur deux nouveaux procédés ayant pour effet d'activer le développement des racines latérales du chêne dans la culture en pépinière, 10 S., FRBNF30811383 11 Garnier, Pierre-Auguste, Notice sur la collection d'efflorescences recueillies dans les terres noires des Hautes et Basses-Alpes et de la Drôme, 26 S., FRBNF30482882 12 Fliche, Paul, Notice sur le terrain tertiaire miocène de Céreste et subsidiairement sur celui de Bois-d'Asson (Basses-Alpes), 16 S., FRBNF30443118 13 Gouget, Édouard, Notice géologique et forestière sur la montagne de la Serre (Jura), 20 S., farbige Faltkarte, FRBNF30526991 14 Granjean, M., Les bostriches : leur invasion dans le Jura, 24 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 15 Martinet, A., Notice sur l'élagage des arbres, 28 S. mit Textabb., 3 Tafeln, FRBNF30897802 16 Jolivet, Ernest, Les Produits forestiers, leur emploi dans les constructions et dans l'industrie, notice sur l'emploi du bois dans la fabrication du papier (abweichend: 1877), 15 S., FRBNF30656993 17 Rapport de la commission instituee pour l'experimentation du procede d'ecorcage des bois par la chaleur dit de Nomaison, 20 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 18 Calvet, A., Note sur la culture du bambou et ses usages industriels dans la région des Pyrénées et dans le Sud-Ouest de la France, 9 S., nicht im OPAC der BNF 19 Grosjean, Notice sur l'industrie du sabotage dans le département de la Lozère, 19 S., FRBNF30545361 20 Croizette-Desnoyers, L., Notice sur le gemmage du pin maritime, 32 S., FRBNF30287995 21 George-Grimblot, A., Études sur la truffe, 100 S., FRBNF30497367 22 Roussel, Lucien und Barré, Henri, Notice sur les procédés de lever des plans et sur leur application au cadastre et aux autres services publics, 23 S., FRBNF31258480 23 Demontzey, Prosper, Notice sur les cartes, dessins, modèles et ouvrages relatifs aux travaux du service de reboisement des montagnes dans le bassin de la Durance (Basses et Hautes-Alpes). 52 S., nicht im OPAC der BN

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        The Return of The Native

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1878 - Three volumes. First edition, first printing, in Purdy's first state binding. Original publisher's brown cloth, decorated in black and blind, lettered in gilt, cream endpapers. About very good, with replaced endpapers (original flyleaves pasted as endpapers) and some discreet repairs to the cloth spines in Vols. I & II, spines cracked and holding inside the covers, wear and some red residue to the endpapers, rubbing to the extremities, former owner's inscriptions to the front endpapers, a few faint spots to the page edges, else bright and clean. Housed in a custom quarter sheep slipcase with matching chemises. Purdy pp. 24-27. The Return of the Native is Hardy's sixth novel and one of his most popular works. Set on the fictional English moor called Egdon Heath, this novel tells the story of Clym Yeobright, the "native" who has returned to his rural home after living a more cosmopolitan life in Paris. Notably, both the conflicts in Clem's relationship with his Eustacia and his cousin's Tomasin's tumultuous relationship with her husband Damon serve as allegories for the dichotomy between the calming power of pastoral tradition and the unsettling manner of urban novelty. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of York County New Brunswick Compiled and Drawn From Official Plans and Actual Surveys by H. E. Halfpenny

      Halfpenny & Co, Fredericton, N.B. 1878 - (5)-61 Pp. 33 colour maps & plans The author was assisted by 'A.C. Beckwith, Esq. Engineer Public Works Office and T.G. Loggie Esq. Draughtsman Crown Lands Office.' In addition to separate maps for each parish, town & village, there is also a coloured county plan with the different parishes marked. Also there is a subscriber's list (3p) in rear. Wear to edges of the covers and the top & bottom of the spine is frayed. There is a light water stain to the outer margin of the maps just into the boundary lines Cloth boards and black leather spine & corners. Gilt title to front cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KIT CARSON'S FIGHT WITH THE COMANCHE AND KIOWA INDIANS, AT THE ADOBE WALLS, ON THE CANADIAN RIVER, NOVEMBER 25TH, 1864. PERSONAL NARRATIVES OF THE BATTLES OF THE REBELLION NO. 5. KIT CARSON'S FIGHT WITH THE COMANCHE AND KIOWA INDIANS.

      Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 1878., 1878. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Limited to 250 copies. Printed wrappers, 44 pp., typed corrections to the text made by the author on individual note-size sheets and affixed at the proper locations in the text. At the close of the Civil War, the plains Indians, Comanche, Kiowa, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and the Plain Apache were attacking and murdering many white settlers. In October, 1864, Brigadier General James H. Carleton, U. S. Volunteers then commanding the Department of New Mexico, believing that the Comanches and Kiowas might be found on the south side of the Canadian River in winter quarters, issued a general order, directing an expedition against these Indians. Colonel Carson with armed forces and military equipment was chosen to lead this expedition. Personal Narratives of the Battles of the Rebellion is a series of Papers which has been delivered before the Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island, and this is the fifth in the series. Each Paper was limited to 250 copies. This copy has small chips and nicks to the fore-edges and extremities and is housed in a quarter leather and cloth binding with raised bands on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. A very good copy of a rare book with the last auction record for a copy of this item being 1949.

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        Life and education of Laura Dewey Bridgman, tne deaf, dumb and blind girl

      Boston: New England Publishing Co., 1878. [Bridgman, Laura Dewey Lynn (1829-89).] Lamson, Mary Swift. Life and education of Laura Dewey Bridgman, the deaf, dumb and blind girl. xl, 373pp. Frontispiece portrait, plate, 3 folding facsimile leaves of Bridgman’s writing. Boston: New England Publishing Company, 1878. 192 x 122 mm. Original cloth stamped in gilt and black, light wear to extremities, front hinge barely cracked. Light toning but very good. Leaf with pencil signature â€

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        1 page autograph letter signed (ALS). Christ Church, 1878.

      1 page autograph letter signed, 5" x 7-7/8", in purple ink, toning/offset to edges on 3 sides, Christ Church dated May 25, 1878 to Herbert which reads: "Dear Herbert, Thanks for your critique on "Word Links". I send the new edition. Your objection to choosing a doublet at random, as "disheartening", must be set against that raised by the Guilford party, that to make out Chains made up from you robbed the game of all interest, & that the only ones they cared to try were words chosen at random. From my experience I should say the chance of an impossible doublet is, with words of 3 letters, next to nothing, 4 letters, 1/100, 5 letters, 1 / 20. Yrs Afft CLD"

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        Handbuch der Ampelographie. Beschreibung und Klassifikation der bis jetzt kultivierten Rebenarten und Traubenvarietäten mit Angabe ihrer Synonyme, Kulturverhältnisse und Verwendungsart. 2., neu bearbeitete Auflage.

      IX S., 1 Bl., 219 S. Mit 99 Tafeln (davon 4 doppelblattgroß, weitere 2 doppelblattgroß und farblithographisch). 4 (29,5 x 22 cm). Original-Leinwand mit etwas Schwarzprägung sowie goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel. Maßgebliche Ausgabe dieses Klassikers der Ampelographie, der ersten Ausgabe 1878 waren nur drei Tafeln beigegeben. - Hermann Goethe (1837-1911) war Gründer und Direktor der Obst- und Weinbauschule in Marburg a. d. Drau (Maribor), Mitbegründer der Österreichischen Weinbaukongresse und gilt als "ausgezeichneter Organisator und vielseitig engagierter Wissenschaftler" (Wilhelm Bauer in: Claus, 2. Auflage, 58). - Gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig, Buchblock stellenweise etwas aufgeplatzt (Bindung stabil), Titel mit Besitzvermerk, im Textteil mit einigen Anstreichungen und Eintragungen, vorderer Innendeckel mit zwei Exlibris. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, unteres Kapital mit kleiner Ausbesserung. *Schoene 3, 4643. Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, 82.

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        Life and education of Laura Dewey Bridgman, tne deaf, dumb and blind girl

      Boston: New England Publishing Co., 1878. [Bridgman, Laura Dewey Lynn (1829-89).] Lamson, Mary Swift. Life and education of Laura Dewey Bridgman, the deaf, dumb and blind girl. xl, 373pp. Frontispiece portrait, plate, 3 folding facsimile leaves of Bridgman’s writing. Boston: New England Publishing Company, 1878. 192 x 122 mm. Original cloth stamped in gilt and black, light wear to extremities, front hinge barely cracked. Light toning but very good. Leaf with pencil signature “Laura D. Bridgman,” presumably in her hand, laid in. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Lamson on the flyleaf: “To my pastor, with grateful remembrances, M. S. Lamson.” Leaf with pencil signature “Laura D. Bridgman,” presumably in Bridgman’s hand, laid in. First Edition. Laura Bridgman, left blind and deaf at the age of two after a bout of scarlet fever, was the first person with deafblindness to learn verbal language, fifty years before the more famous Helen Keller. At that time deafblind people like Bridgman were considered to be feeble-minded, but Samuel Howe, the director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, was convinced of Bridgman’s intelligence and persuaded her family to send her to his school. Shortly before her eighth birthday Bridgman was enrolled at the Perkins Institute, where Howe succeeded in teaching her how to communicate in English both by tactile sign language and by means of a writing board. During her adolescence Bridgman became famous, attracting the attention of celebrities such as Charles Dickens, who devoted nearly an entire chapter of his American Notes to the “sightless, earless, voiceless child” he had visited in 1842 during his first American tour (Dickens’ account later inspired Helen Keller’s mother to hire Perkins graduate Annie Sullivan to teach her own deafblind daughter). After reaching adulthood Bridgman fell back into obscurity, spending most of her life at the Perkins Institute where she died at the age of 59. Mary Lamson, the author of this biography, was a teacher at the Perkins Institute who spent three years as Bridgman’s special instructor. We are offering an inscribed presentation copy of her work, with an example of Bridgman’s signature done with the aid of her writing board (presumably by Bridgman herself) laid in. Garrison-Morton.com 7745.

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        Topographisch-statistisches Lexikon von Steiermark mit historischen Notizen und Anmerkungen. 3 Bände.

      Graz, Leykam, 1878-1885. Gr.-8°. Mit 93 (1 gefalt.) Ansichten in Tonlithographie. VIII, 812; 1 Bl., 753 S.; 4 Bll., S. (753-)1492, HPgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. gepr. Rückentiteln u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Erschien eigentlich bereits ab 1875 in Lieferungen, das zusammenfassende Titelblatt des ersten Bandes ist jedoch 1878 datiert. Am Ende jeden Bandes ist ein Bl. „Verzeichniss der in diesem Werke vorkommenden Abkürzungen“ eingebunden. - Mit Ansichten von Graz, Bad Aussee, Bruck a. M., Eisenerz, Frohnleiten, Fürstenfeld, Hartberg, Irdning, Judenburg, Knittelfeld, Leibnitz, Leoben, Liezen, Marburg, Mautern, Murau, Pettau, Radkersburg, Rottenmann, Schladming, Semriach, Spielfeld, Stainz, Trofaiach, Voitsberg, Vorau, Vordernberg, Weiz, Wildon u.a. - Einbände leicht berieben, lichtrandig u. fleckig. Vorsatzbll. m. altem Namensstempel. Wie meist etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig, insgesamt jedoch schönes u. vollständiges Exemplar. - Nebehay/W. II, 275; Schlossar 1007; Graff, Leykam, S. 111; List 309. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Janisch, Topographisch-statistisches Lexikon von Steiermark mit historischen Notizen und Anmerkungen, Steiermark, Lexika, Topographie, Statistik, Ansichten, Ansichtenwerke, Lithographie, Lithographien, Slowenien, Untersteiermark

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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 - 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. 5 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden,Facs Rear Cover.15th Edition!

      1878. Hi, This lot is an 1878 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is facsimile as is the spine. As with all 1878s ( and 1879s) the front cover is heavily worn, thank goodness the shiny page era lasted just 2 years. Internally this book is very nice and clean just a bit of foxing to the first few pages. A couple of spots to the page block and a small indentation to the first few pages with some light foxing to the rear. A hard year to find. 15th Edition.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. München, 2. V. 1878.

      1878. 1 S. 4to. An den Kunsthändler und Verleger Valentin Andreas Heck (1842-1905): "In dem Ihnen zur gefl. Accepteinholung übermittelten Appoint auf O. K. habe ich das Datum einzusetzen absichtlich unterlassen. Der Herrn O. K. gesetzte Termin ist ultimo Juni; Sollte derselbe jedoch, wie Ihnen schon bemerkt, um einen Monat längeren Termin wünschen, so bitte ich das annehmen zu wollen [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf. Gefaltet. - Albert gründete 1850 in Augsburg ein photographisches Atelier, das er 1858 nach München verlegte. Durch Verwendung von Glasplatten als Träger der Druckschicht vervollkommnete er 1868 den Lichtdruck, der nach ihm Alberttypie genannt wird. Er gehörte zu den ersten, die die Photographie zu reinen Reproduktionszwecken verwerteten.

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        Report of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce for the Year 1876-77.

      Bombay: Bombay Gazette Steam Press,, 1878. Presented to the annual general meeting held on the 30th October 1877. Octavo ( 206 x 127 mm). Contemporary red hard-grain morocco over bevelled boards, richly gilt spine, black label, decorative gilt roll tool border on sides, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing at extremities, closed-tear to one leaf (pp. 67-68) with an old but neat repair. A particularly handsome copy. First and only edition, decidedly scarce: no copies cited in either Copac or OCLC. This attractive copy has an excellent provenance: bearing, on the front cover, the gilt arms and motto ("crux mihi grata quies" - "the cross gives me welcome rest") of the Adam family. This is almost certainly from the library of Sir Frank Forbes Adam, first baronet, (1846-1926), who had a distinguished career in Indian commerce and was President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce 1884-88. Riddick gives a potted biography of his Indian career: "[born] in Stirlingshire... 1872 went to India and entered firm of Graham & Co., Bombay... 1884-90 selected Member, Bombay Legislative Council; for a period was Member, Bombay Port Trust". A comprehensive report dating from a fascinating point in Anglo-Indian relations: Victoria became Empress of India on 1 May 1876 and the Second Anglo-Afghan War began in November 1878; it was also the period of the terrible Southern India famine of 1876-78 (covered in the current work under the heading "Financial measure to be adopted providing for the famine expenditure"). Other subjects covered include the newly opened Rajputana-Malwa railway ("Western Rajpootana Railway"), the fall in the price of silver, the Opium Bill of 1876, the trade in silk and cotton, "expediency of substituting cocoanut for colza oil for lighthouses in India", commercial fishing in the harbour of Bombay, and the shipment of grain.

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        SCHWABEN. - Paulus, Eduard und Robert Stieler. Aus dem Schwabenland. Malerische Ansichten in Landschaft und Architectur.

      Stgt., Neff, () 1878 - 41 x 32 cm. 32 Bl. Mit Holzstich-Titel und 31 farblithogr. Tafeln. OLwd. mit Goldpräg. und Goldschnitt. Prächtiges Ansichtenwerk mit den Farblithographien nach Robert Stielers Vorlagen. Enthält Gesamt- und Teilansichten von Esslingen, Friedrichshafen, Heilbronn, Lauffen, Marbach, Ravensburg, Reutlingen, Schwäbisch Hall, Stuttgart (2), Tübingen, Ulm, Urach u.a. - Einband gering bestoßen. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Original Ferntree Gully Hotel

      Single Rare Photograph of the Original Ferntree Gully Hotel, constructed circa 1871, Operating under Thomas Grimwood. Large format sepia photograph measures approximately 23,5 cm x 14 cm. Period views of the original Ferntree Gully Hotel are extremely rare, whether a photograph or even a drawing. The Fern Tree Gully Hotel was owned by English carpenter Thomas Samuel Grimwood (1824-1895) who was born in Tunstall, Suffolk, England, and who emigrated to Australia in 1854, becoming a pioneer settler of Ferntree Gully. Grimwood also made noteworthy contributions to Melbourne as an early builder and hotelier, having carried out several construction works for the government, building the first battery and mounting the first gun at Emerald Hill, for example. He also leased numerous hotels including the Victoria, the Collingwood, and others. At the Thistle Hotel on Elizabeth Street he catered a meal for 25,000 on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh during his tour of Australia in 1867. About 1875, Grimwood took interest in Fern Tree Gully, that year leasing the Fern Tree Gully Hotel which had been erected by Edmund Ashley around 1871-72. Nestled in the Dandenong Ranges, then some 40 kilometres east of Melbourne, Grimwood had a grand vision for the quaint hotel and lush property, that it would be the centre of recreation and community activities, the hub of Fern Tree Gully social life, and indeed it became so, from 1875 over 30 years, as he himself also began creating such activities. He set about establishing, for example, a cricket team in October 1885, calling it the Glenfern Cricket Club, and subsequently became a most influential contributor to cricket in the area. The hotel was photographed by a foreign visitor and thus appeared in the London Illustrated News in the 1870s. Grimwood's second wife continued to operate the hotel for a short time after his death, until 1896, when a Mr. Cocks took over, as was described in the private diary of Melbourne artist and photographer Charles Hammond who stayed at the hotel for an entire year in 1896. Hammond also made paintings of the hotel and its beautiful surroundings in 1896. [This building was later found to be erected encroaching onto the main road, and eventually was replaced by what is now the Middle Fern Tree Gully Hotel.] The hotel's origins are connected to the locally famed 'Dickson's Beer Shanty' which was a simple slab shack with a shingle roof built on the banks of a creek in 1857. Edmund Ashley purchased the building and two acres of land from George Dickson at the cost of £22 in 1870. On this property, shortly thereafter he erected the Fern Tree Gully Hotel, which he leased to Grimwood in 1875. This rare photograph shows the predecessor to the hotel at the same location today, 1130 Burwood Hwy in Ferntree Gully, being the 'Middle Ferntree Gully Hotel', with a function room named 'The Shanty' after its origins. Possibly capturing a special event organized or hosted by Grimwood, one man in the leading carriage is holding a large camera, while men in formal attire are lined up on the front veranda. Ferntree Gully is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, situated at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, and established in 1880. Originally the summer hunting grounds of the Wurundjeri people, the first European to visit the area was botanist Daniel Bunce in 1839. A number of timber-splitters established camps in the forest in the 1850s, and a paling shack was built by a Mr. Dickson in 1867. Smaller landowners also began to select land here in the 1860s. The picturesque scenery and lush flora started attracting visitors from the 1870s. Access to Fern Tree Gully was not easy however. By coach or horseback along a rough track from Oakleigh one could reach the tiny settlement of Upper Fern Tree Gully. From there they walked into the forest along tracks built by the timber splitters. A small hotel built nearby in 1875 made it a favourite spot for visitors from Melbourne. A road was finally opened in 1878. The first suggestion to preserve "The Gully" as a park came from Thomas Samuel Grimwood - licensee of the Ferntree Gully Hotel, and a Mr. W. Westfield. The two men approached the Minister of Agriculture in 1881 and the following year, 168 hectares of Fern Tree Gully and nearby One Tree Hill were reserved for public recreation. Thereafter, the reserve was known as the Ferntree Gully National Park, the second in Victoria after Tower Hill near Warrnambool. Grimwood was a trustee of the reserve, as well as the local cemetery. Throughout the 1880s the township began to grow. Shops were established, as well as hotels, churches, and a primary school. With the arrival of the railway line, extended from Ringwood in December 1889, the area became more accessible to visitors. [The hotel photographed here is not to be confused with the 'Royal Fern tree Gully Hotel' which opened its doors in August 1889, situated at the top of Wheeler's Hill, in Upper Fern Gully, and which also still exists today. Nor is it the Ferntree Gully Club Hotel, built in 1866.]

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Ontario

      Toronto: J. H. Meacham & Co., 1878. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. In brown boards with gilt title to upper board. Title page, Table of Contents, "Historical Sketch of the Counties of Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington [5-19] including hand-tinted Dominion of Canada Eastern Sheet map [12-13] and Western Sheet map [16-17], maps, architectural views, and portraits of prominent citizens [20-97], Patron's Directory [98-108]. Nearly all maps in near fine to fine condition, with a few scattered stains and small tears. Fold-out map of Camden torn and taped on back. Title page and last page of Patron's Directory badly damaged. Very rare. Extra shipping charges will apply for this oversized book.

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        The Harvard Book: A Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches (2 Vols )

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1878. Cloth. Near Fine. A tight, very well-preserved copy of the 1878 2nd printing of this exhaustive history of Harvard, complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes solid and Near Fine in their light-purple, bevelled cloth. Bright, unflecked gilt-insignia (Harvard's crest) and lettering along the front panels and spines. Small former owner inscription at the first blank endpaper of Vol. I, rear inner hinge of same volume tender (but still perfectly sturdy). Dozens of crisp black-and-white plates (with their accompanying tissue-guards) of the campus and a number of the key figures of 19th century Harvard. Thick folios, all edges gilt. Imposing and very impressive.

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        Photos Personalia Der Familien Heydweiller , Von Beckerath, Von Boetzelaer Und Diverser Eingeheirateter Meist Rheinischer Familien.

      , 1878 Unikat Ganzleder Metalldekor Erschienen 1878 und davor. Ganzleder Album mit funktionierender Schließe. Front mit aufwendigem ( bis zu 0,5 cm. erhabenem ) reichem floralem unverletzten Metalldekor. Mittig graviertes Schild R. u. M. B. 29.12.1878. Rückendeckel mit 4 Biernägeln (bei der Provenienz eher \"Sektnägeln \", die Bestückerin war Hofdame bei Wilhelm II. ) Das Leder selbst mit noblen merklichen Alters-/ Abrieb-Spuren = Patina. Der Rücken ist mit Leinen sauber von Buchblock gelöst ( leicht reparabel ), der aufwendig mit jeweils Zwischenfalz leinengebundene Buchblock ist ordentlich und solide. Rücken oben erträglicher Einriss. Buchblock dreiseitig schnittvergoldet. Er besteht aus 22 (= 44 Seiten) ca. 0,2 cm. starken hellockerfarben papierbezogenen Hartkartons. Jede Seite mit Goldbordüre, jede Einsteckbuchse goldgerahmt eingefasst. Längere montierte handschriftliche Dedikation der Hofdame ( Anna von Beckerath ) gravur gleich datiert. 10 Seiten mit je einer großen Einsteckbuchse, die weiteren mit jeweils deren 4. Diese teils viereckig oben leicht abgerundet, teils länglich rund in Medaillonform. 91 ( = ca. 2/3 der Kapazität ) eingesteckte O.-Photos plus 3 beiliegende, einige beträchtlich älter denn Einrichtungsdatum. Fast alle Bilder benamt. Ein halber Karton abgeschnitten, 3 Einsteckbuchsen etwas beschädigt ( Einrisse, kein Materialverlust ). Die Photographien aus u.a. folgenden Ateliers: P. Schiffer - Crefeld, J. Lawitzky - Berlin, F. Salmon - Frankenthal, Roegels - Barmen, Laura Lassinsky - Düsseldorf, Fr. Haarstick - Düsseldorf, Hermann Joop - Berlin, Peter Risse - Duisburg, Antoni Verryck-Fleetwood - Antwerpen, J. Jordans - Duisburg, Alfred Naumann -Leipzig, Steinberger & Bauer - Frankfurt am Main, R. Krenvaldt - Bonn, G. Herz - Frankfurt am Main. 3,5 kg., +++ Stichwörter: UNIKAT BISMARCK - ZEIT GRÜNDERZEIT PHOTOGRAPHIE ALTE ORIGINALPHOTOS ADEL GESELLSCHAFT KAISERZEIT KREFELD 19. JAHRHUNDERT PORTRÄTS PORTRAITS MILITARIA Versand D: 5,50 EUR BISMARCK - ZEIT GRÜNDERZEIT PHOTOGRAPHIE ALTE ORIGINALPHOTOS ADEL GESELLSCHAFT KAISERZEIT KREFELD 19. JAHRHUNDERT PORTRÄTS PORTRAITS MILITARIA

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        WIT, WISDOM, AND MORALS, DISTILLED FROM BACCHUS. Signed by the author.

      London, Whittaker & Co., 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 8vo, title page printed red and black, pages: [4], xxv, [1], 295 including index, [12 - advert), bound in original publisher's green cloth, illustrated and lettered black on upper cover, spine lettered and illustrated gilt with gilt vine leaf panel at top and bottom of spine, blind vine decoration to lower cover, brown endpapers. Tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, very slight wear to head and tail of spine, front inner paper hinge slightly cracked, binding tight, very small pale stain to upper margin of pages 270-273, otherwise a very good clean copy. The book consists of anecdotes on wine and wine drinking in classical times and subsequent centuries to the present, wine in literature and poetry, drinking customs, and temperance. The author has written on the second front endpaper: "W. J. Humpreys, Esq, With the Writer's Kind regards". Gabler, Wine into Words, page 281, G39280. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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