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        Autograph note signed ("Sarah Bernhardt"). Paris, 1878.

      1878. 16mo (126 x 105 mm). 1 p. on a grey-edged bifolium, with Bernhardt's monogram at head. Matching envelope, postally marked. To M. Tony Dutreux, Luxembourgian engineer and collector of autographs. - Provenance: Tony Dutreux.

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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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        The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven

      Third edition, 1878. A large paper copy with hand-coloured plates. Full leather binding. Re-cased with original boards and with a newer leather spine. A large, heavy tome - some bumping and wear to corners, some dustiness and foxing to pages but generally clean, occasional tears to pedigrees - wear commensurate with age, size and use, a reasonably Very Good copy.

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      [Montana, 1878. Nineteen sepia-toned photographs, housed in plastic sleeves and stored in a three-ring binder. Almost all 5 x 7 inches. Three photographs separated into pieces, some somewhat faded. Else good. A group of photographs of the Bigfork and Flathead Lake area of Montana, from the collection of U.S. Army officer Lieut. Morris C. Foote. Highlights include an image of Kootenai Indians near Dayton Creek, located on the west side of Flathead Lake, as well as multiple views of camp scenes in which several men are gathered together, including images of a surveying party and images of hunters armed with their rifles. The two images featuring the surveying party could very well emanate from Foote's scouting expedition in the Black Hills in 1878, while his unit was assisting in building telegraph lines in South Dakota. A view of what appears to be a train accident, a ship in harbor, and landscape photographs are also included. Images from this area of the West during this period are rare.

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        Bollettino del Club Alpino Italiano anno 1878, n. 33, 34, 35, 36

      Club Alpino Italiano - Candeletti, 1878. in 8°, mezza tela, pp. LV-651. Con 8 tav. f.t. in b/n. A inizio volume: 'Commemorazione di S.M. Vittorio Emanuele II Re d'Italia presidente onorario del Club Alpino Italiano'. Una carta con strappo (non compromette il testo). Conservata la grande tavola a colori più volte ripiegata (Il Gruppo del Gran Paradiso da Sud-Est) con strappo all'illustrazione (ma comunque integra), lieve abrasione a una piega e piccoli strappi marginali al margine esterno (non compromettono l'illustrazione).Elenco delle tavole fuori testo: L'Antelao, L'Antelao (più volte ripiegata), Schizzo topografico della parte meridionale della catena del Monte Rosa (più volte ripiegata), Parte meridionale della Catena del M.te Rosa (più volte ripiegata), Il Bernina dal Ghiacciaio di Morteratsch, Il monte Tabor, Il Monte Rosa versante svizzero (a colori, più volte ripiegata), Il Gruppo del Gran Paradiso dal Sud-Est (a colori, più volte ripiegata).I libri, se non sono riportati difetti, sono da intendersi in buono/ottimo stato. The books are to be considered in good/excellent conditions if are not reported defects.

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         Géographie cartographique illustrée des commençants à l'usage des classes élémentaires et des écoles primaires.

      Paris A. Pigoreau 1878 In-8 carré de 48 pp.; demi-percaline rouge, titre sur le premier plat (reliure de l'éditeur). Rare manuel scolaire de géographie, illustré de 12 cartes gravées en couleurs par M. Dubail (mappemonde, Europe, Amérique, Asie, Afrique, Océanie ou encore Palestine). Le texte est sur deux colonnes avec des illustrations gravées sur bois par J. Wagrez. Prosper-Auguste Poulain de Bossey était professeur d'histoire et recteur de l'académie d'Orléans de 1839 à 1845. Il écrivit de très nombreux manuels d'histoire et de géographie dont un Nouvel abrégé de géographie à l'usage des classes élémentaires et des écoles primaires qui connut de nombreuses éditions. Bon exemplaire conservé dans sa brochure d'origine. Quelques rousseurs.

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        Life and Military Service of Gen William Selby Harney

      St Louis, Missouri: Bryan, Brand & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Original blue embossed decorated boards with gilt and black imprint. Heavily rubbed with bumped corners and a tear on the lower spine. Binding tight. Light soil on edges and yellow endpapers. Interior clean and free of markings. First free endpaper is inscribed from the author dated August 1878. Contains many testimonials about the book, an Introductory by Cassius W. Clay, and a preface and preliminary statement by the author. General Harney was a commander in the Mexican War and Indians Wars and was one of only four generals in the Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Howes R 102. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 477 pp; Signed by Author .

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        DOSTOEVSKY ON NEKRASOV] Na pamyat' o Nikolae Alekseeviche Nekrasove [i.e. In memory of Nikolay Alekseevich Nekrasov]

      F.S. Suchinsky, St. Petersburg 1878 - 147, III pp. 8vo. Frontispiece is a drawing from a photo of Nekrasov on his deathbed by William Carrick. Contemporary quarter-leather. Good condition. Spine leather restored. Rare. A volume of stories collected to commemorate the death of the Russian classic poet, N. A. Nekrasov (1821-1877) printed immediately after his passing in a limited number of copies. In this collection different contemporary writers shared stories about him. The most well-known figure among them is Dostoevsky (1821-1881) who wrote three of the stories. Others include Polonsky, Arseniev, Palmin etc. The profit from the sale of the book was used to fund the Nekrasov Scholarship for students of St Petersburg University. The drawing at the front of the book is a rare picture of Nekrasov made by I. Mikhailov from a photograph that William Carrick took just days before Nekrasov's death. William Carrick (1827-1878) was an artist and photographer from Edinburgh, Scotland, who spent most of his life in Russia. He had a photographic studio in the center of St Petersburg. He was associated with the finest Russian artists of the time: Zichy, Ge, Kramskoy and Vasnetsov, who hired him to take photographs of their works and to make prints. His son, Valery, became one of the most successful children's writers in pre-revolutionary Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia General del Reyno de Chile. Tomo III.

      Impr. del Mercurio, Valparaíso 1878 - 502 p. ; 29x21 cms. Florones en lomo. Portada a dos tintas. Texto a dos columnas. Indice de notas destacadas. Incluye notas bibliográfica. Portada faltante. Desgastes en puntas y extremo superior del lomo. Resto bien. Colonia / Guerra de Arauco / Flandes Indiano (a-226E-OF-5-A ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cabinet photograph, signed and inscribed on reverse. Vienna, 2. IV. 1878.

      1878. 110 x 65 mm. Fromt the studio of Rudolf Krziwanek, Vienna.

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        Extrait du Journal d'un Officier de la Marine de l'Escadre de M. de Compte D' Estaing

      [Paris], 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. [1], 158 pages. Frontispiece engraving of D' Estaing. Contemporary green vellum covered boards. Small gilt leather title label on spine. Light chip head of spine. Page 38 numbered 37. Author unknown, however, he most likely served as an officer in Estaing's squadron and is highly critical of his commander's conduct. This work describes the operations in the French fleet in 1778-1779, from its various encounters with the British fleet, and finally the attack on Savannah. An important American Revolution naval narrative. Howes E-198; De Renne I:224; Streeter II: 803; Clark I 234.

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        Les Produits de la Nature Japonaise et Chinoise

      Yokohama, C. Levy Imprimeur-Edituer, 1878. 1 volume in-8, XI-295 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir brun, couvertures conservées mais défraîchies, orné de 17 planches et d'une carte dépliante in fine, bon état général.

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        FIN FUNESTO DE LOS PERSEGUIDORES Y ENEMIGOS DE LA IGLESIA (desde Herodes el Grande hasta nuestros días) - Obra dedicada a S. M. Humberto II, rey de Cerdeña, con un prefacio póstumo del Obispo de La Habana

      Imprenta de D. A. Pérez Dubrull, Madrid 1878 - 664 pp. 16 x 22 cm. Exlibris. Puntas ligeramente rozadas. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [THE CRUISE OF THE ALABAMA] Kreiserstvo Semtera i Alabamy. Per. s angl. Sost. po lichnomu dnevniku i prochim materialam kap. R. Semza i drugikh ofitserov ekipazha [i.e. The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter. Translated from English. Compiled from Personal Diary and Other Documents of Captain R. Semmes and Other Crew Officers]

      St. Petersburg: Kom. po ustroistvu dobrovolnogo flota, 1878. VIII, 490 pp. 25x18 cm. Later cloth binding. Owner's signature on the last page, very rare light foxing. Otherwise a near fine crispy copy. First edition. Interesting book regarding the influence of American navy on Russian naval system. Raphael Semmes (1809-1877) was a captain of the commerce raider Alabama during the American Civil War. He was later promoted to rear admiral and also served briefly as a brigadier general in the Confederate army. This book was compiled from the diary and other documents of captain Semmes. It contains description of events took place during the Civil War. Also it bears a few supplements: Sumter and Alabama's prizes, Alabama's measurements, correspondence about Tuscaloosa and others. It was translated and published in Russian possibly because of its high relevance in Russia at that time. Fleet of the Northern States in the beginning of the war started to block Southern coast and in 1864-1865 southerns had to stop the trade. Southerns couldn't create a strong fleet to compete with Northern so they focused on the struggle for water communications by sending attacking cruisers. One of the first such privateer was CSS Sumter, the merchant steamship purchased by the Confederate Government in April 1861 and captured 18 ships by February 1862. Unable to repair it confederates ordered a new steam boat Alabama. This cruise ship captured 68 Northern ships in two years. In general all Confederate cruisers were able to capture or sink about 200 merchant US ships but it didn't cause much damage to the merchant fleet of the opponent. The effect caused by Confederate cruise privateers was quite big in the world. They were not too fast and had their disadvantages but had its influence on shipbuilders across the world immensely. These ships also had influence on the American expedition of Russian fleet. Two Russian squadrons were situated near American costs during in 1863-64. They were supposed to attack British trading ships in case of the war. But British authorities were very impressed by Russian cruisers in New York and San-Francisco which led to collapse of anti-Russian coalition. American Expedition approved the doctrine of cruisers' war in Russian navy which defined Russian shipbuilding until the beginning of the 20th century.

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        Vie et Aventures de Robinson Crusoé. 4 volumes

      Paris, Jouaust - Librairie des Bibliophiles 1878 - Par Daniel de Foe. Traduction de Petrus Borel. Avec huit eaux-forte par Mouilleron. Portrait gravé par Flameng (T1). Complet & Contrôlé. Tirage à 210 exemplaires sur Grand papier. Celui-ci (N°35) un des 20 sur papier Whatman. Paris, Jouaust - Librairie des Bibliophiles - Imprimé par D. Jouaust pour la Petite Bibliothèque Artistique, 1878. T1 - Avertissement (4pp), Notice (XLVII pp) et 260 pages. T2 - 252 pp. T3 - 267 pp. T4 - 229 pp. 4 frontispices différents. Belle reliure demi chagrin vert à coins. Dos à nerfs aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couvertures conservées. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. Format in-12°18x12). Daniel Defoe, de son vrai nom « Daniel Foe », est un aventurier, commerçant, agent politique et écrivain anglais (1660-1731). Il est notamment connu pour être l'auteur de Robinson Crusoé et de Heurs et Malheurs de la fameuse Moll Flanders. [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.

      Geheime Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, Berlin 1878 - 1 Berichtsband und 5 umfangreiche Anlagenbände (zusammen 6 Bände). Berlin, Geheime Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, 1878-79. 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.

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        CODE MUSULMAN (Rite Malékite - Statut réel). Texte arabe et nouvelle traduction par N. Seignette.

      Constantine, Imprimerie Arnolet, 1878 fort in-8 demi chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, plats de toile verte. 2 pp non chiffrées + LXVII + 749 pp. (Petite mouillure en haut du premier et du deuxième plat, uniquement au niveau du mors, manque de papier dans la partie supérieure de la première page de garde). Rare ouvrage consacré à ce précis arabe de jurisprudence du rite malékite, la codification d'une des quatre interprétations du Coran, celle de l'Imam Malek. Rédigé par un docteur égyptien du nom de Sidi Khalil qui vécut au XVIe siècle de l'ère chrétienne, celui-ci conçut en un seul digeste la matière de tous les ouvrages des docteurs du rite malékite qui l'avaient précédé. On doit une première traduction (1848) aux soins du docteur Perron, mais elle souffrait de lacunes et d'imprécisions... N. Seignette, parlant exactement la langue du droit, est resté dans l'esprit de Khalil, n'ajoutant que quelques définitions, empruntées au jurisconsulte Ibn Arfa.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden, Facsimile Spine, Very Good.

      Hi, This lot is an Original 1878 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, The last of the rarer first 15 books. This is in Very Good condition, for the year. The covers are original and less faded than most 1878 which all have a sheen to them (same as in '79) there is a line across the front cover from the top left corner to a third of the way down from the right hand side. It has a couple of light marks too, the rear cover (Oxford vs Cambridge which is incorrect in many facsimiles) is in very good condition. Internally very nice indeed, a small amount of foxing to the odd page and red speckles to the page block. A very nice first 15 Wisden.

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        Collected Works of Goethe

      VI TINOGRAFII V.St. Petersburg 1878 - Item 8908 Gete (Goethe), Translator: Nikolai KholodkovskyTitle SOBRANIE SOCHINENII GÖTE Editor VI TINOGRAFII V. St Petersbug 1878 Book Description: Hard Cover, Boards.+ quarter leather, no dj, LIII+427 pages, Size: 19.5x13.5 cms, 8° Text in Russian, Our price. USD 749.88 Satisfaction guaranteed, Inventory N° 8908, Free shipping to USA or within Colombia, Our price. USD 749.88 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Hamburg, 30. XI. 1878.

      1878. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit zwei kleinen Handskizzen. An einen Dr. Lohr über die Herstellung eines optischen Gerätes: "[...] Am besten ist es die Richtung der Schlieren senkrecht zur Richtung der abzubildenden Theilstriche zu setzen [...]". - Hugo Schröder betrieb eine optische Werkstatt in Hamburg , wo er u. a. Objektive für Teleskope herstellte. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Autograph letter signed. Salzburg, 2. II. 1878.

      1878. 8vo. 2 pp. To a Mr. Gotthard in Vienna, discussing his poor hearing which excludes him from ensemble performances, and requesting the score and voices of his prize string quartet so that he may at least listen to music when not playing in solitude.

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        "Das Blatt im Buche". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U. O. O. u. D.

      1878. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Bogen. Tinte auf gedr. Notenpapier. Folio. Lied für Singstimme und Klavierbegleitung ("Ich hab' eine alte Muhme") mit unterlegtem Text nach Anastasius Grün. Der aus Prag gebürtige Rückauf studierte bei Proksch Klavier und trat bereits in jungen Jahren als Komponist hervor, bevor er 1878 nach Wien übersiedelte, wo er seine Ausbildung bei Nottebohm und Leschetizky vervollkommnete. "Von großem Einfluß auf seine weitere künstlerische Entwicklung war die Bekanntschaft mit dem Tenor G. Walter: einerseits hatte Rückauf als dessen ständiger Klavierbegleiter großen Erfolg [...], andererseits wurde er durch ihn zu zahlreichen Liedkompositionen angeregt. Abgesehen von seiner Tätigkeit als Dirigent des Evangelischen Singvereins in Wien (1899-1901) wirkte Rückauf neben seinem kompositorischen Schaffen als Liedbegleiter (zu nennen ist u. a. die Erstaufführung der 'Vier ernsten Gesänge', op. 121, von Brahms) sowie als Privatlehrer. Arthur Schnitzler zählte zu seinen Schülern" (

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ch[arle]s Garnier"). Paris, 3. V. 1878.

      1878. Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To an unnamed recipient : "En revenant dernièrement à Paris, je trouve la longue et aimable lettre que vous avez bien voulu m'écrire et que mon inspecteur ne m'avait pas envoyée [...]. Il aura néanmoins répondu que le dossier [?] que vous deviez faire et vous a dit que ceci dépendait absolument de Mr Halaye. Mais je tiens néanmoins à vous remercier bien tendrement [...] des bonnes paroles que vous en dîtes [..] et des bonnes idées artistiques que vous exprimez si bien". - On stationery with printed letterhead "Ministère des Travaux publiques, Agence des Travaux du Nouvel Opéra | Bureau de l'Architecte".

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        LA NATURE

      Revue des Sciences et de leurs applications aux Arts et à l'Industrie. Journal Hebdomadaire illustré. 1878 - 1890.G. Masson éditeur. In 4 reliure demi maroquin , rouge , caissons de titre et d'année dorés, ornés de petits fers dorés, Chaque volume contient une année complète: 1878 à 1890 : soit 13 volumes. superbe etat comme neuf dans une reliure exceptionelle , photos sur demande

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        Vie et aventures de Robinson Crusoé

      Paris, Librairie des bibliophiles, rue Saint-Honoré, 338, 1878. SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE CONSERVÉ DANS SA RELIURE EN MAROQUIN DE L'ÉPOQUE. Traduction de Petrus BOREL. Avec 8 Eaux-fortes par Mouilleron. Portrait gravé par Flameng. 4 tomes en 2 volumes in-4. Maroquin vert janséniste, dos à nerfs, tranches dorées, double filet or sur les coupes, large dentelle dorée intérieure, page de garde marbrée. Reliure de l'époque signée de Perrau. 218 x 145 mm. L'UN DES 20 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR PAPIER DE CHINE PORTANT LE NUMÉRO 17.

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        The Handbook to Arizona: its Resources, History, Towns, Mines, Ruins, and Scenery

      San Franciso, California: Payot, Upham, and Co.. Good. 1878. Hardcover. This guidebook to Arizona is quite comprehensive in its coverage and was written with the prospector in mind. Among the topics covered are Arizona's physiographic regions, minerals, mines current and lost, history, and descriptions of tribes. There is even a Spanish dictionary focused on mining terminology. Contemporary pencil inscription on half title page reads "The property of Chas. H. Swain, compliments of his friend Wm. H. Boothe Nov 5th, 1879." Brown cloth boards with gilt cactus and palm are rubbed on edges, head/foot of spine are starting to fray, corners bumped. There is a bit of wrinkling to the cloth and endpapers are creased and fragile. Interior quite clean, binding intact, but there are a few split signatures. Complete with three folding maps. The largest folding map is laid in and contains extensive archival repairs with chipping and fold splits. 431 pages plus appendices and advertisements. Howes H-513. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pp .

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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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        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. With ten maps and one hundred and fifty woodcuts

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers. New York. 1878. FIRST U.S. EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo. (9 x 6.3 inches). Publisher's delux leather bindings of brown half morocco with marbled paper to the boards. Spines with raised bands,compartments lettered, ruled and decorated in gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. Portrait frontispiece in each volume and 32 plates, numerous wood-engravings throughout the text, many full-page. The full page plates each have a tissue guard. 10 colour printed maps, one double-page and one folding including the 2 large folding coloured maps in end-pockets to each volume. One of the maps has a few splits to some of the fold hinges but is complete. Bindings are rubbed, just a little, at the extremities of the spines and more so on the outer corners of the boards, but still present very well on the shelf with the gilt still bright and sharp. Overall a very good set. ------- First U S Edition in the publisher's de luxe leather binding. A fascinating account of Stanley's controversial Trans-African Expedition of 1874-7. Stanley finally dispelled Livingstone's notion that the "Lualaba was the source of the Nile and vindicated Speke's claim that the lake seen on his expedition with Burton was indeed one of the sources." (Howgego). However, acclaim for his success in "solving the remaining mysteries of African geography" (ODNB) was tempered by criticism that his manner of of carrying through the expedition amounted to "exploration by warfare.".

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        Petite Lune (la). Dessins de Gill.

      Paris Imp. A. de La Billette 1878-1879 52 livraisons reliées en 1 vol. grand in-8, demi-toile rouge (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète. En 1878, alors que la diffusion de la Lune rousse diminuait, André Gill fondait la Petite Lune, publication populaire à 5 centimes, en français pittoresque et en argot. Jean Richepin y collabora sous le pseudonyme de Jean Populot ; Gill et Grammont y publièrent des vers signés Bibi, qui furent réunis en 1 vol. intitulé la Muse à Bibi. La Petite Lune eut un énorme succès ; elle tirait à 80.000 exemplaires. Mais les caisses de la Lune rousse étaient vides, et pour les renflouer, Gill interrompit la Petite Lune pour la fondre dans la Lune rousse. Bon exemplaire. Jones, 85.

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        David d'Angers. Sa Vie, Son Oeuvre, Ses Écrits et Ses contemporains. 2 Bände. Tome Premier: Vie du Maitre - Ses Contemporains. Tome Second: Écrits du Maitre - Son Oeuvre sculpté.

      Paris E Plon 1878 - 4°, III,603 mit Faksimiles; IV,583 S. mit 26 Tafeln, Orig.-Broschur., Erste Ausgabe der maßgeblichen Monographie.- Erster Band Buchblock teils gebrochen und etwas locker, Rücken etwas beschädigt, zweiter Band kleinere Läsuren am Rücken. Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar.- Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1878. THEODORE LEFEVRE. 1878. In-8.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 380 pages illustrées de nombreuses gravures en noir dans et hors texte. Frontispice. Titre et auteur doré. Tranches dorées. Signet.

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        Portrait charge d'Émile Zola face au buste de Balzac

      Paris, Les hommes d'aujourd'hui n°4, 1878 Fascicule de 30 x 20,2 cm, couverture illustrée en couleurs, 4 pp. Rarissime épreuve d'essai du quatrième numéro de la série des Hommes d'aujourd'hui, illustré de l'une des plus spirituelles caricatures d'André Gill, en couleurs : Émile Zola, les Rougon-Macquart sous le bras, rendant hommage à Balzac, son modèle incarnant pour lui la modernité, et Balzac répondant au salut de son digne héritier. Pièce unique comportant la mention manuscrite suivante signée par Émile Zola : "J'autorise ce dessin, Médan, 29 sept. 1878 Émile Zola". Le document est contresigné en tête : "autorisé le 4 octobre 1878" Important document. Pour Zola, Balzac incarne la modernité littéraire.

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        Oeuvres en prose

      Paris, Georges Charpentier, 1878 In-12 (18,8 x 13 cm), pleine percaline bleue de l'époque à rabats à la bradel, non rogné, couv. non conservées, 5 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, portrait, titre, préface, titre de la première partie "Romans et Contes"), 354 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Rare édition originale dont le tirage fut limité à 550 ex. illustrée en frontispice d'un des rares portraits connus de l'auteur. L'un des 10 ex. de tête sur papier Chamois (avant 10 Chine, 30 Hollande et 500 ex. ordinaire). C'est l'exemplaire d'Alidor Delzant, avec son ex-libris gravé collé sur le premier contreplat. Exemplaire des plus désirables malgré quelques piqûres sur les premiers feuillets dont le portrait. Jérôme Doucet - Philotée O'Neddy (Auguste Marie Dondey, dit Théophile) (1811 - 1875) Un brigand de la pensée. Second volet des oeuvres d'O'Neddy édité par Ernest Havet, il comprend l'intégralité de la prose publiée par l'auteur dans la presse de 1839 à 1843 composée de fictions et de critiques théâtrales ainsi que l'article inédit intitulé "L'émeute aux Burgraves". Jérôme Doucet - Philotée O'Neddy (Auguste Marie Dondey, dit Théophile) (1811 - 1875) Un brigand de la pensée.

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        Enciclopedia delle arti e delle industrie.

      Torino, Unione Tipografico Editrice, 1878/98, raccolta di 143 dispense sciolte ciascuna con copertina originale litografica (diverse con strappi), che compongono l'opera in sei volumi (il volume quinto e' in due parti ed il sesto in tre per complessivi nove volumi, se rilegati) pp. LX-1156 + 1096 + 1256 + 1848 + 1124 + 1430-26 + 1746 + 652-(4) + 1368-24 stampato su due colonne con migliaia di incisioni nel testo e numerosissime tavole incise fuori testo (alcune doppie o a colori). Interessanti gli argomenti su agricoltura, apicoltura, arazzi, argento, armi, automa, avorio, battiloro, birra, bronzo, caccia e pesca, cammei, campane, capelli, cappelli, carta dipinta, carta moneta, carta pesta, carte da gioco, ceramica, cesellatore, compassi, conservazione dei monumenti, conservazione delle sostanze, conterie e vetri di Venezia, corde armoniche, cornici, corno, tartaruga, cronometro, diorama, panorama, docimasia dei metalli preziosi, droghe, feltri, ferro, ferrovie, fiori artificiali, fortificazione, fotografia, fuochi d'artifizio, imbalsamazione, inchiostri, incisioni, indoratura, istrumenti medici e musicali, lanterna magica, fantasmagoria, legature, liquori, litografia, marmo, merletti e tulli, monete, niello, ninnoli, nodi, giuocattoli, occhiali, orefice, argentiere, giojelliere, orologio, paludi, pergamena, perle, pietre preziose, piume e penne, profumerie, ricami, macchine per scrivere, seta, smalto, stampa, strumenti ottici, tappeti, teatro, telefono, telegrafia, vetro, vetture, ecc. ecc. ecc.

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        Carta Corografica della Provincia di Genova ed adiacenze

      1878. Carta geografica della provincia di Genova montata su tela a stacchi. Sulla sinistra legenda dei segni convenzionali utilizzati. La carta è arricchita da alcune piante planimetriche delle seguenti località: Bobbio, Albenga, Savona, Genova, Chiavari, Novi e Spezia. In alto affianco al titolo sono riportate le scale grafiche in Miglia di Piemonte e Miglia d'Italia. la carta è conservata in legatura coeva con impressioni a secco ai piatti e titolo con impressione oro a secco sul dorso. mm 560x710

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        Through the Dark Continent

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, , 1878. or the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark green cloth with wraparound pictorial design in red, black and gilt, title gilt to spine and front cover, brown coated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece in each volume and 32 plates, numerous wood-engravings to the text, many full-page, 10 maps in all, one double-page and 3 folding, the 2 larger folding coloured maps in end-pockets to each volume. Minor wear to spine ends and tips, some light mottling to covers, vol. 1 hinges cracked but holding, the large folding maps with some splits on the folds as usual. A very good set in the spectacular publisher's binding. First US edition of the account of Stanley's controversial trans-African expedition of 1874?7, originally published in the UK earlier the same year. Stanley finally dispelled Livingstone's notion that the "Lualaba was the source of the Nile and vindicated Speke's claim that the lake seen on his expedition with Burton was indeed one of the sources" (Howgego). However, acclaim for his success in "solving the remaining mysteries of African geography" (ODNB) was tempered by criticism that his manner of of carrying through the expedition amounted to "exploration by warfare."

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        The Marysville Appeal Directory of Northern California for 1878, Embracing a Complete Directory of Residents in the Counties of Butte, Colusa, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba

      Marysville, CA: Lockwood & Dawson, Publishers, 1878. 1st. Original boards. First Edition. 8vo. [i-iv, ads], [1-9], 10-50, [2, gilt & color lithographs on card stock for Marysville Appeal], 51-104, [2, ad for Heald's Business College on pale yellow paper], 105-428 pp. Original gilt-lettered black sheep over grey printed boards, advertisements on the pastedowns and throughout the text. Front hinge cracked but holding; some chipping and wear to spine leather; general wear & staining to boards; else a very good copy. 7 copies located in online institutions; 2 copies at auction in the past 30 years (Rare Book Hub). Including the Cities and Towns, with Historical and Statistical Sketch of Each. A New and Prominent Feature of This Directory, is the fact that Every Resident Land Owner in these Seven Counties Appears, with the Number of Acres and Post Office Address. It is Invaluable to Business Men, Merchants, Manufacturers. Professional Men and Artisans are Included in the Work, Containing Over 25,000 Names. Includes descriptions of the cities and towns. Of significance is the first appearance of Butte and Tehama counties, preceded only by G. Owens' A General Directory and Business Guide...and Henry G. Langley's Pacific coast Business Directory...Quebedeaux notes it as "Extremely rare," and describes it as "L.M. McKenney's attempt to link seven north central California counties, all rural, most agricultural, some mountainous - from Butte and Tehama in the north to Placer in the South..." - Quebedeaux 133. (Rocq 1293).

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        Illustrirtes Conchylienbuch. (in 2 Bänden),

      Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1878,. 1. Auflage dieser Ausgabe, 2 Bände (komplett) Mit 112 Tafeln (kollationiert), XVI, 143 Seiten; Seiten 145-391 (1), 4°, schwarzes ilustriertes OHln ORDENTLICHE EXEMPLARE, die Rücken wurden fachgerecht restauriert, mit wenigen Randbemerkungen und Eintragungen Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bo 39238, i

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        Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien.

      Kassel, Theodor Fischer, 1878-1883. Folio (34.8 x 26.5 cm). [viii], [viii] pp.; 33 tinted and hand-coloured lithograph plates, each accompanied by one or more leaves of descriptive text. Later half cloth binding with original decorated board mounted on front cover.= An excellent and beautifully illustrated survey of the parrots of the world. Each plate shows a variety of parrot species. The grouping is made logically by family. The text preceding the plates gives an overview of all the world's families and species; the eight pages after the plates contain additions and corrections. Covers with some shelfwear, front hinge strengthened. Some scattered foxing in the text, plates mostly clean, a few with some spotting in the margins, but this book is often found in a bad condition, due to the quality of the paper. Only the last wo plates with a small dampstain in outer right margin. Therefore this is a very good - and much better than average - copy. Rare. Nissen IVB, 767; Wood, p. 532; Zimmer, p. 514.

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        Slave Trade. No. 3 (1878). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from naval officers, relating to the Slave Trade. London, Harrison & Sons, 1878.

      1878. Folio. XIV, 447, (1) pp. Modern blue wrappers with cover label. Includes, inter alia, a discussion of the case of the dhow "Sahala", sailing under French colours, which was engaged in the slave trade at Muscat and the release of the slave brought there, as well as a case of slave of slave importation to Bandar Abbas, a report on slavery in Madagascar, and reports of the successful landing of a cargo of slaves from the Red Sea on the coast of Oman. - Paginated "495-955" by a contemporary hand. Well-preserved.

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        Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien.

      - Kassel, Theodor Fischer, 1878-1883. Folio (34.8 x 26.5 cm). [viii], [viii] pp.; 33 tinted and hand-coloured lithograph plates, each accompanied by one or more leaves of descriptive text. Later half cloth binding with original decorated board mounted on front cover.= An excellent and beautifully illustrated survey of the parrots of the world. Each plate shows a variety of parrot species. The grouping is made logically by family. The text preceding the plates gives an overview of all the world's families and species; the eight pages after the plates contain additions and corrections. Covers with some shelfwear, front hinge strengthened. Some scattered foxing in the text, plates mostly clean, a few with some spotting in the margins, but this book is often found in a bad condition, due to the quality of the paper. Only the last wo plates with a small dampstain in outer right margin. Therefore this is a very good - and much better than average - copy. Rare. Nissen IVB, 767; Wood, p. 532; Zimmer, p. 514. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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