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        MONUMENTO A COLON . HISTORIA DE LA VIDA Y VIAJES DE CRISTÓBAL COLON . Continuada con documentos inéditos importantes relativos al segundo matrimonio de Colón con Doña Beatriz Enríquez de Córdoba . Traducida por D. Pelegrín Casabó y Pagés . Anotada y publicada bajo la dirección de D. Ramón Buldú . 3 Volúmenes

      Edita : D. Jaime Seix 1878 - Barcelona 1878 . Encuad : Tela estampada con lomo de piel . 24 x 32cms. 655+919+940pag. Láminas cromolitográficas . Tema : Colonización, Descubrimiento, Conquista . Libros medianamente fatigados con roces en cantoneras, Restos de óxido. Varias hojas "cebolla" , protectoras de láminas , bastante fatigadas, Falto de papel "cebolla" en algunas láminas . ( todas las láminas en buen estado) , Algunas marcas de lapiz en los márgenes, Algunas hojas reparadas en el margen . (ver fotos ampliadas) .

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        APPENDED EDITION. EPITOME OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF JAPAN, INCLUDING A GUIDE BOO

      Nagasaki 1878, Rising Sun Office. Brown brocade cloth, very. good, 165p., 15 copper engraved illustrations, 11 x 14.5 cm.. FIRST AND ONLY VERY RARE AND SMALL EDITION. EARLY WRITER ON JEWS IN CHINA, COREA AND EAST ASIA: The author wrote several titles concerning the Jews and their relationship to East Asian & Southeast Asian peoples. Inquire with us for other titles in this genre. This work very similar in content to the alternate title from 1878 which has a 12 more pages that are not found in this edition. The illustrations remain the same, the one and only difference being the 12 pages, size remains identical, but this edition has the cover title, the other not. The GUIDE BOOK section is also not found in this edition. * BINDING: The book was bound in both green cloth and brown brocade cloth. The green cover has "JAPAN AND THE LOST TRIVES OF ISREAL BY N. MCLEOD" gold stamped on the cover, obviously this is NOT the title of the book though wrongly so imprinted. The title page of both copies are identical as are the contents. The size varies, but only in the amount of or lack of margin area. * ILLUSTRATIONS: The book was illustrated with copper etchings, a very unusual and rare technique of the time. * DEDICATION: Dedicated to the Rev. William Mackenzie. The author spent much time in researching & observing the Japanese to provide a description of their early origins from the Jewish people. Covering the Jewish race or Samurai of Jimu Tenno, with proofs of their identity with lost Israel and Shinto faith. Final battle of Gog & Magog. Saga insurrection, Japanese code of morals for women, Christianity, pedigree of the Princes of the Jin Dia or Jewish Race. Jin Dai or ancient characters of Nineveh and Babylon. Sanjo or, no Jinji or sacred emblems of foreign rule. Grave of the Emperors, Princes, Daimyos & Samurai. With an Abridged Guide book of Japan. *** THE AUTHOR'S IDEA OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JEWS, COREANS, JAPANESE, MALAYANS, FORMOSANS &c: An extremely unusual work, covering what the author felt was the deep background of the Japanese & Coreans as coming from the ancient Jews. The writer has supported his theory with substantial research work and lucid logic! But got strange results ! . How Ainu's and Malay are diminutive race of Jews. Formosan War, agriculture and minerals, et al. . It was his firm belief, the he had discovered part of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel in Koreans and the Japanese...."at intervals resuming business to provide the needful for this purpose..." *** AUTHOR'S BACKGROUND: Mr. N. McLeod was a Scotsman who went to Japan in the 1870's as a bookkeeper at the Scottish hong of Findlay Richardson & Co., Ltd. They went bankrupt then the author started a business of his own in Kobe & Osaka, living in the Osaka Foreign Concession. He became a missionary and abandoned his commercial enterprise for "travel and researches." * LIFE AS A MISSIONARY IN JAPAN: He became a preacher and pamphleteer, sparing neither his body, his purse, nor his mind, in the presentation of "proof" that the Koreans were descended from Japhet and the Japanese from the last king of Isreal. To that end he spent his entire savings on research and the publication of several books on these subjects. * FASCINATING BOOK: His books reflect in some cases a single sentences of 606 words, unorthodox spelling and queer punctuation, with strange notions of English grammar. Some works also contain an autobiographical account of the trials and tribulations which beset him in the pursuit of a literary career, and declarations of his own faith and beliefs in his bizarre theory. * In one of his works, he declared:"...this present edition which is only a small one, may meet with as good and ready a sale as it predecessors...." * The book is fascinating, with hardly a dull page, the lost tribes of Israel keep turning up in the most unexpected places. This title has been described as McLeod's "MAGNUM OPUS by Williams [see below for citation]. * All titles by McLeod are quite scared and now rare. The have been printed in a small number and are not common nor often found on the market for sale. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: * H.S. Williams: FOREIGNERS IN MIKADO LAND. Parts of the above have been freely quoted & summarized from pages 168-177 of this title. * Nipponalia, I 2488 * Yokohama Archives of History: THE PAUL C. BLULM COLLECTION A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS: II 1593 * International House Library: UNION CATALOG OF BOOKS ON JAPAN IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, 1968 Ed. by Naomi Fukuda p.274 * Cordier, H. BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA: column 681, for a related title. * THIS AND ALL TITLES BY N. MCLEOD REMAIN OBSCURE. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        THE LIST A Visiting and Shopping Directory for the Season of 1879

      New York: Maurice M. Minton, 1878. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. approx. 175 pages. 4 x 5 3/4 in. Several illustrations and one fold out seating chart. Purple cloth binding on soft boards, gilt lettering on cover, brown end papers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+: light wear to covers and spine, light soiling to covers slightly heavier on front cover, spine has one crease down the middle and is lightly detached near bottom end, light yellowing to edges of text block and two small brown spots, end papers with a couple of dog eared corners and a small tear. A few rear pages with dog eared lower corners, pages clean, binding fine. This is a list in categories of shopping, transportation and business in NYC in 1878 and a who's who of people to visit in the city (148 pages) it is book ended by several pages of ads and seating arrangements for the theaters.

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        [EXTENSIVE RUN OF UTAH TERRITORIAL LAWS FROM THE INCORPORATION OF THE TERRITORY IN 1851 THROUGH 1878]

      Salt Lake City, 1878. 20th-century cloth, gilt leather labels. Light to moderate wear and soiling, a few volumes with stained cloth, chipped labels. Institutional stamps on titlepages. Some light soiling and dampstaining. Good. A remarkable and nearly complete run of the early session laws of the Utah Territory, encompassing a number of early Salt Lake City imprints. The volume for the first session is, of course, the first collection of Utah Territory laws. It includes interesting statutes related to ranching, for example concerning brand books and enclosures. The acts of the fourth session did not appear separately, but is found only in the 1855 Acts, published in Great Salt Lake City by Joseph Cain, 1855, and present in this run. These volumes contain a wealth of information on Brigham Young and other Mormon pioneers, the incorporation of cities and counties, the building of roads, the establishment of industry, and all aspects of Utah life of the period. The laws encompass the founding of the territory, the Mormon War, the Civil War period, and the coming of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. The volumes are as follows: 1) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS, AND MEMORIALS, PASSED BY THE FIRST ANNUAL, AND SPECIAL SESSIONS, OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, BEGUN AND HELD AT GREAT SALK LAKE CITY, ON THE 22nd DAY OF September 2) ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS PASED AT THE SECOND ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH.... Great Salt Lake City: George Hales, 1853. 168,[1]pp. McMURTRIE 19. 3) ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT THE THIRD ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH.... Great Salt Lake City: Arieh C. Brower, 1854. 39,[1]pp. McMURTRIE 22. 4) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, PASSED AT THE SEVERAL ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH.... Great Salt Lake City: Joseph Cain, 1855. 460pp. McMURTRIE 27. 5) RESOLUTIONS, ACTS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AT THE FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH: CONVENED AT FILLMORE CITY, DEC. 11, 1855. Great Salt Lake City. 1855. 51pp. McMURTRIE 32. 6) ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, DURING THE SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION, 1856-7.... Great Salt Lake City: James McKnight, 1857. 211pp. McMURTRIE 34. 7) ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH: EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION - FOR THE YEARS 1858-9. ALSO MEMORIALS TO CONGRESS. Great Salt Lake City: J. McKnight, 1859. 39,ii pp. McMURTRIE 37. 8) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, DURING THE NINTH ANNUAL SESSION, FOR THE YEARS 1859-60. Great Salt Lake City: John S. Davis, 1860. iv,44pp. McMURTRIE 40. 9) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, DURING THE TENTH ANNUAL SESSION, FOR THE YEARS 1860-61. Great Salt Lake City: Elias Smith, 1861. [2],50pp. 10) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, DURING THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION, FOR THE YEARS 1861-62. Great Salt Lake City: Elias Smith, 1862. 60pp. 11) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, DURING THE TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION, FOR THE YEARS 1862-63. Great Salt Lake City: Elias Smith, 1863. 15pp. 12) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, DURING THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION, FOR THE YEARS 1863-64. Great Salt Lake City: Henry McEwan, 1864. 52pp. 13) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, DURING THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION, FOR THE YEARS 1864---65. Great Salt Lake City: Henry McEwan, 1865. 92pp. 14) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AND ADOPTED DURING THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH. Great Salt Lake City: James A. Thompson, 1867. iv,40,8pp. 15) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION, 1868. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon, 1868. iv,56pp. Original printed wrappers bound in, several small tears repaired with tape. 16) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH. EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION, 1869. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon, 1869. [2],24pp. 17) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AND ADOPTED DURING THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH. Salt Lake City: Joseph Bull, 1870.[2],xii,148pp. Original printed front wrapper bound in. 18) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH AT THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION. 1872. Salt Lake City: Tribune Printing and Publishing Co., 1872. xiv,43pp. 19) ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH AT THE TWENTY-FIRST SESSION, 1874. Salt Lake City: Tribune Printing and Publishing Co., 1874. [4],52,[1]pp. 20) LAWS, MEMORIALS, AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE TERRITORY OF UTAH, PASSED AT THE TWENTY-THIRD SESSION, OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... Salt Lake City: Star Book and Job Printing Office, 1878. [4],v,216pp., A.D. 1851. ALSO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ACT ORGANIZING THE TERRITORY OF UTAH. G.S.L. City, U.T.: Brigham H. Young, 1852. 258pp. McMURTRIE 15.

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        The Crimean Campaign with "The Connaught Rangers" 1854-55-56

      Published by Griffith and Farran, West Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, London First Edition . 1878. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original brick red cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, black lettering and gilt device to the front board, black end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 359 [32 ads dated June 1878] printed pages of text with large fold-out map. The Crimean War (October 1853 - February 1856), also known in Russian historiography as the Eastern War of 1853-1856, was a conflict in which Russia lost to an alliance of France, the United Kingdom, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia. Rubbing to the extremities, one section of the maps leading edge is ragged where not folded away accurately, this has been corrected and now folds away perfectly. Ink presentation to the front free end paper 'G. H. C. Leigh, from his father - 1st September 1878', light marks to the boards and in Very Good clean and sound condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. CRIMEAN WAR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Botanic Garden;

      London: George Bell and Sons,, 1878. Consisting of Highly Finished Figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Britain; With Their Names, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture, and Physiological Observations. Edited by James C. Niven. 6 volumes, quarto (250 x 170 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf in dark brown half morocco, green cloth sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece to each, 244 similar plates in all. Spines lightly sunned, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, mild toning and occasional spotting to margins of text blocks. An excellent set. First book edition of this work by the botanist, pharmacist, printer and bookseller Benjamin Maund (1790?-1864). Focusing on ornamental flowers cultivated in Great Britain, The Botanic Garden was originally published in monthly parts between 1824 and 1850.

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        J. LAUGIER. Etude sur les monnaies frappées à Arles depuis Constantin le Grand jusqu'à la chute de l'empire d'Occident.

      Paul Bouserez,, Tours, 1878 - in-8 (15,5 X 24,5 cm) demi vélin, dos lisse, pièces de titre verte et rouge. 40 pp. 6 planches présentant 80 pièces. Exemplaire sur Hollande. (Quelques rousseurs). Relié à la suite : Louis BLANCARD et LAUGIER. Iconographie des monnaies du trésor d'Auriol qui ont été acquises par le cabinet des médailles de la ville de Marseille. Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat, 1870. 19 pp. Louis BLANCARD. Le trésor d'Auriol et les deux nègres de la Grèce. Aix, Makaire, 1882. 14 pp. 3 figures. J. LAUGIER. Monographie des monnaies de René d'Anjou, roi de Sicile et comte de Provence. Bruxelles, Gobbaerts, 1880. 35 + 7 pp. 10 planches présentant 41 pièces. Exemplaire sur Hollande. LAUGIER. Monnaies rares du cabinet des médailles de Marseille. Bruxelles, Gobbaerts, 1876. 18 pp. 2 planches présentant 20 pièces. Exemplaire sur Hollande. LAUGIER. Notice sur quelques monnaies et médailles acquises par le Musée numismatique de Marseille de 1870 à 1874. Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat, 1874. 39 pp. LAUGIER. Discours de réception prononcé dans la Séance publique du 26 mai 1872. Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat, 1872. 10 pp. LAUGIER. Monnaies rares du cabinet des médailles de Marseille. Bruxelles, Gobbaerts, 1872. 13 pp. 1 planche présentant 5 monnaies. J. LAUGIER. Monnaies inédites ou peu connues de papes et légats d'Avignon appartenant au cabinet des médailles de Marseille. Tours, Bousrez (1882). 31 pp. 19 monnaies reproduites dans le texte. LAUGIER. Notice sur quelques monnaies anciennes acquises en 1869 par le cabinet des médailles à Marseille. Marseille, Cayer et Cie, 1870. 19 pp. Louis BLANCARD. Note sur l'origine des comtes de Provence. Aix, Remondet-Aubin, 1868. 8 pp. Louis BLANCARD. Numismatique provençale. 16 pp. Louis BLANCARD. Document relatif au tunnel du Mont-Viso. Draguignan, Gimbert, 1869. 14 pp. Louis BLANCARD. Essai sur les monnaies de Charles 1er, comte de Provence. P., Dumoulin, 1868. 136 pp. Louis BLANCARD. Etude préliminaire sur la chronologie des souverains de Provence de la maison de Catalogne. Toulon, Aurel (vers 1860. Rousseurs). Louis BLANCARD. Numismatique provençale. Marseille, Revue Numismatique, 1865. 16 pp. Louis BLANCARD. Le Besant d'or sarrazinas pendant les Croisades. Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat, 1880. 48 pp. Abbé GIRAUD. Description de monnaies et de médailles trouvées à Saint-Cyr et aux environs de ce village. Marseille, Cayer et Cie, 1870. 15 pp. ARCHEOLOGIE. 33 pp. De la monoye courante en monoye de Roy. 8 feuillets manuscrits (recto uniquement). XVIIIe. Remarques sur les monnaies françaises frappées depuis le Consulat jusqu'à nos jours. S.l., s.d. 11 pp. MALARCE (A. de). Monnaies, poids et mesures des divers états du monde et leur rapport exact avec les monnaies, poids et mesures de France. P., Firmin-Didot/ Guillaumin (vers 1885). 84 pp. Important recueil concernant les monnaies et médailles antiques. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Masque of Poets. Including Guy Vernon, A Novelette In Verse

      Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1878. 303, [1] p., illus., 18.5 cm. "A book that is at once a first edition for Emily Dickinson, Lanier, Lowell, Christina Rossetti, Dobson, and Thoreau is one that should be better known to collectors" (Starke). "The authors themselves seemed to like the idea of having their work appear anonymously, and tried to disguise their style to make the game more difficult." Contains 71 poems of varying length (Trowbridge's 'Guy Vernon' runs from p. 175 to the end); first appearances include Louisa May Alcott, Transfiguration; T. B. Aldrich (Epilogue, Prologue, A Preacher); William Ellery Channing the younger, Children's Song; Bunner, I Love To Dine; two poems by Fawcett; Lowell, My Heart, I Cannot Still It & Red Tape; Dobson's "exquisite rondel" The Wanderer; Christina Rossetti, Husband and Wife; Thoreau, Pilgrims; Lanier, Marshes of Glynn (BAL 11255). On this first appearance of Emily Dickinson's 'Success is counted sweetest' (BAL 4564), Thomas H. Johnson (The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Belknap Press, p. xxx), says, "During the summer of 1876, [Helen Hunt] Jackson began her negotiations to secure a contribution from Emily Dickinson for a proposed anthology of verse. In this year the well-known Boston publishing firm of Roberts Brothers decided to bring out a series of anonymous books which they called the "No Name Series." They were to be stories... written by American authors, "each a great unknown." The first... was widely reviewed when it appeared. Some critics correctly guessed that Helen Hunt Jackson was the author, but neither she nor Thomas Niles, the publisher, confirmed or denied the conjecture. Some fourteen "No Names" were issued, and Niles, encouraged by Mrs. Jackson, decided to bring out as a final volume an anthology of anonymous verse... by American and English writers. The advertisements hinted that readers would encounter poems by Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Jean Ingelow, and "H. H." Such an anthology would greatly extend the chance for speculation, and the volume, called 'A Masque of Poets', appeared in 1878. It was one of the most profitable ventures Roberts Brothers ever undertook..." Of the order and style of publication, Aubrey H. Starke (An Omnibus of Poets, Colophon Part 16, 1934) states: "'A Masque of Poets', published in November, 1878, in a first printing of 2,000 copies, must have met with some success, for in December, 1878, five hundred more copies were printed. A slight change in both format and binding was made for the second printing. Each poem was inclosed in a red line box; a few page ornaments were changed; all reference to the 'No Name' series was omitted from title-page, half-title, and binding; and the book was bound in a pebbled cloth, some copies in brownish red, some in green." The copy in hand is bound in maroon cloth with beveled edges and stamped in gold, top edge gilt; VG. stock#OB409.

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        Proof Book Chromolithographic Process Illustrated.

      Boston: L. Prang & Co., c. 1878. - 4to., (9 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches). 24 plates, comprising the proofs of each separate color and proofs of each stage of the 12-color chromolithograph Iris Versicolor, a plate from Meehan's "Native Flowers and Ferns" (pale red stain along the foreedge, not affecting images). Original publisher's cloth-backed paper boards, with manuscript lettering piece to the front cover (some faint staining). Provenance: Swann Galleries, Printed & Manuscript Americana, February 2, 2006, Sale 2065, Lot 209. Progressive proof book by the Prussian immigrant known as the "father of the Christmas card." This particular proof book shows the process of creating the 12-color chromolithograph of Iris Versicolor, which was published in Thomas Meehan's "The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects" (Boston: L. Prang and Company, 1879). It was intended to show both the public and potential clients the intricate step-by-step process of creating a chromolithograph, with facing plates showing the individual color introduced on the left and the cumulative effect on the right. It ends with the finished plate, with the imprint "Copyright 1878 by L. Prang & Co. Boston, U.S.A." Louis Prang was a strong proponent of chromolithography, despite resistance from the artistic community, believing that quality art should not be the exclusive purview of the elite. He was "born on March 12, 1824 in Breslau in what is now Poland. He was the only son among the seven children of a French Huguenot father Jonas Louis Prang and a German mother, Rosina Silverman. Louis Prang learned to dye and print calico as an apprentice in his father's shop. After traveling as a journeyman in Europe, he became involved in revolutionary activity against the Prussian government in 1848. Prang went to Switzerland, emigrated [sic] to the United States and settled in Boston in 1850, marrying Rosa Gerber in the following year. "Between 1848 and 1856, Prang supported himself by making wood engravings to illustrate various publications. In 1856, he joined with Julius Mayer and formed the partnership of Prang and Mayer, lithographic and copper plate manufacturers. The business continued until 1860 when Prang became sole owner, changing the name to L. Prang and Co. The firm printed business cards, announcements and other forms of ephemera and soon branched into the production of maps of Civil War sites and novelty items including albums and sets of picture cards decorated with a wide variety of images that became popular collectibles. "In 1864, Prang visited Europe to study the latest techniques in German lithography. He returned to Boston to create high quality reproductions of major works of art using a lithographic process he called 'chromos.' In 1874, he began producing greeting cards for the popular market in England and began selling the Christmas card in the United States the next year, resulting in his being called the 'father of the American Christmas card.' Also in 1874, Prang began publishing books for drawing and elementary art study for public schools. This latter activity proved so successful that he formed the Prang Educational Company in 1882. During this time, Prang shared his residence and his work with the family of his son-in-law, lithographer Karl K. Heinzen, who married Prang's daughter Rosa. "Through a merger in 1897, L. Prang and Co. became the Taber-Prang Company and moved from Boston to Springfield, Massachusetts. Two years following the death of his first wife in 1898, Prang married Mary Dana Hicks, an art teacher and author associated with the Prang Educational Company. Prang had retired from active business in 1899 and traveled extensively for the next decade. He became ill and died while en route to view an Exposition in Los Angeles in 1909 (Archives of American Art online). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ferns and Flowers

      A herbarium including over 120 botanical specimens from New Zealand, Hawaii, South Africa and England, most captioned and dated in ink. Large quarto. Original pictorial green cloth gilt, extremities slightly rubbed. A herbarium including over 120 botanical specimens from New Zealand, Hawaii, South Africa and England, most captioned and dated in ink. Large quarto. Pristine condition with a distinguished provenance. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Patricia C. Thomson from her loving sister Maggie. October 12th 1878." This substantial herbarium is drawn primarily from New Zealand and Hawaii, though also includes samples from Cape Town and England. The New Zealand specimens were gathered mainly from around Wellington, Otago, Tapanui and Auckland, they include the poisonous tutu plant, Maiden Hair Fern, Wilton's Bush and kidney ferns. The Hawaiian plants include sugar cane, coral leaf and pepper corns. Compiled by Margaret Thomson, the sister of John Turnbull Thomson, noted New Zealand pioneer and Chief-Surveyor. The album is presented by Margaret to her sister Patricia, they were the elder siblings of John. The herbarium was compiled while Margaret visited her brother and included a stop at Hawaii. John Turnbull Thomson was instrumental in the development of New Zealand's infrastructure and founded the Otago and Southland Institutes of New Zealand. He arrived in 1856 and immediately undertook the task of surveying Otago "on horseback in a series of sweeps that took him as far west as the Waiau River and as far north as Mount Cook" (NZDNB). His survey was published in 1860, he remained in New Zealand for the rest of his life. This is not only distinguished by its provenance but also its condition. The album has clearly been carefully handled since completion, the specimens themselves are entirely intact. This is not only a desireable piece of New Zealand history but also an excellent example of work by a female botanist.

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        Waidmanns Freud' im Wald und auf der Haid'. Aquarelle von C. F. Deiker mit Schilderungen aus dem Thierleben von Adolf und Karl Müller.

      Darmstadt Carl Köhler's Verlag (ca ); 1878 - EA; ca 28x36 cm; 48 Textseiten plus 24 montierte chromolith. Farbtafeln; illustr. und goldgeprägter Originalleinwandeinband (Einband etwas bestoßen; sonst guter, sauberer Zustand) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dame mit Vogel. Oel Hinter Glas (Hinterglasmalerei).

      0 - Bildgrösse 48x40 cm. Hinten auf Karton von Helen Dahm Signiert. In passendem Rahmen 58x50 cm. Helen Dahm geb. 21.5.1878 Egelshofen, † 24.5.1968 Männedorf. Zunächst schwierige Jugend. Zeichenunterricht bei Max von Sury. Ab 1897 nach Zürich. Ausbildung an der Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich, vorwiegend in den grafischen Techniken, da unter dem Einfluss der Zürcher Lehrer Hermann Gattiker und Ernst Würtenberger. Ab 1906 bei Robert Engels (1866–1926) und Julius Exter (1863–1939) in München. Begegnung mit den Werken der Künstlergruppe Der Blaue Reiter. 1913 Rückkehr nach Zürich, auseinandersetzung mit dem Expressionismus. 1938 Auflösung des Haushalts und Aufbruch mit einer Frauengruppe in den Ashram von Shri Meher Baba (1894-1969) in Meherabad, Indien. Erkrankung an Ruhr und 1939 Heimkehr nach Oetwil. 1953 Retrospektive im Helmhaus Zürich und ersehnter Durchbruch; 1954 nimmt Helen Dahm als erste Frau den Preis für bildende Kunst der Stadt Zürich entgegen. Werke in diversen Museen und Sammlungen der Schweiz. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Polar Sea during 1875-6 in H.M. Ships 'Alerrt' and 'Discovery'

      1878 - 2 vol. , de I. XL, 395pp., London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878, in-8, 2 vol. , de I. XL, 395pp, carte et 4pl. -II. VIII, 378pp, 32pp. de catalogue, carte et 10pl, cartonnage éd. à la bradel en pleine percaline verte, dos lisse orné, encadrements à froid sur les plats, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Récit de la British Arctic Expedition (1875-1876) commandée par le Capitaine Nares (1831-1915), dont l'objectif principal était d'atteindre le pôle Nord en passant par le détroit de Smith et Robeson, et d'explorer la partie nord de l'île d'Ellesmere et au nord-ouest du Groenland. L'ouvrage contient entre autres, en appendice du second volume, des notes sur l'ethnologie et l'histoire naturelle (botanique, zoologie, ornithologie, géologie etc.) de l'Arctique. L'illustration se compose de 5 planches gravées sur bois, 6 photographies en sépia contrecollées (dont 2 en frontispice de chaque vol.) et 3planches d'histoire naturelle numérotées I-III (dont 1 en couleur), de 2 cartes dépliantes ainsi que de figures dans le texte. "In all the now somewhat extensive library of Arctic exploration there are no more luxurious volumes than these, and few half so good" (ALLIBONE) Très bon exemplaire de ce récit. Carte renforcée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays and Poems.

      London: Privately printed for the Subscribers,, 1878. With the purest text, and the briefest notes. Edited by J. Payne Collier. 8 volumes, octavo (210 x 173 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, spines in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary bookseller's ticket of Hugh Hopkins of Glasgow to front pastedowns. Spines faded but gilt still bright, occasional light spotting to ednleaves. An excellent set. Limited edition. One of 58 sets printed privately for the literary editor and notorious forger John Payne Collier (1789?-1883).

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        Freud' und Leid im Leben deutscher Künstler. Ihren mündlichen Mittheilungen nacherzählt von Wilhelm Kaulen

      Frankfurt am Main Winter 1878 - Christian Winters Verlagshandlung, 1878. Halblederband - 5 Schmuckbünde, diese mit gold. Filets, goldepr. Rückentitel u. Ornament, gold. Titel auf marmor. Überzug, farb. marmor. Schnitt, 8° 398 S. (Bildseiten nicht paginiert), Vorsatzpapier farb. marmor., Frontispiz: Originalphotografie C.F. Lessing und 74 Original-Lichtbilder (komplett), 2 sehr kleine Beriebstellen links und rechts an d. Oberkante des Buchrückens - Einband sauber erhalten, das Frontispiz (Originalphotografie auf Karton) hat sich bis auf den unteren Faden aus d. Bindung gelöst, Bindung sonst stabil, Buchblock u. Blattseiten sauber erhalten, Schnitt leicht geblasst, 2 Bll mit Säureschatten durch beigefügte Presseausrisse, sonst jedoch tadellos und ohne Einträge o.ä., Wilhelm Kaulen (1826 – 1887) Journalist, Schriftsteller, Buchhändler [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden, Tape to Spine 15th Edition!

      1878. Hi, This lot is an 1878 Original Paperback Wisden. It has tape to the spine but it is in Very Good Condition for the year. The tape holds the book together well and so is tightly bound. The covers which are usualy very shiny are holding the text well, however they are very marked and the rear cover has a small repair to it. Inside the front half is very nice and clean, the rear end has a few dog ears and feels more read. A rare book that is usually coverless. No restoration other than the tape applied to the spine and a tiny bit of tape to the rear cover. A hard year to find. 15th Edition.

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        Design for a locomotive, circa 1840

      Pen and grey ink, signed 'John Haveron' (upper left). Wove paper, watermark 'J Whatman'. Sheet size: 14 7/8 x 20 inches. Provenance: E.S.K. (perforated ownership stamp at lower left). An early locomotive such as the one in the present watercolour, was also known as a 'Portable Engine', and was used mostly by farmers for agricultural tasks such as ploughing and threshing. The difference between a Portable Engine and a so-called 'Traction Engine' is that the latter is self-propelled. From the 1850s and 1860s onwards the Traction Engine replaced the Portable Engine for many jobs, but there were still instances where the simplicity and efficiency of the older design won out, and they were built up until the 1960s. "Apart from threshing work, portable engines were used to drive corn-mills, centrifugal pumps, stone-crushers, dynamos, chaff-cutters and hay-balers. They were even used to generate electricity for floodlighting at football matches, the first instance being at Bramall Lane, Sheffield in 1878. In general, the portable engine is hauled to the work area, often a farmyard or field, and a long drive belt is fitted between the engine's flywheel and the driving wheel of the equipment to be powered. In a number of cases, rather than being towed from site-to-site, the portable engine was semi-permanently installed in a building as a stationary steam engine, although the wheels were not necessarily removed. A more extreme use occurs where the engine is removed from the boiler and is re-used as a stationary engine. Often, the boiler is also re-used (without its wheels) to provide the steam. As of 2007, there are still examples of such dismantled portable engines working commercially in small rice mills in Burma." (wikipedia).

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        ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE EPITOME OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF JAPAN, INCLUDING ILLUSTRA

      Kiyoto 1878, n.p. Green stitched limp cloth, very good, 27 x. 17 cm., ca. 28 x 7.5 cm., 165 copper etchings, minor wear to. extremeties, 2nd edition, English text. EXTREMELY RARE. EARLY ORIGINS OF THE JAPAPANESE FOUND IN KOREANS & JEWS The author spent much time in researching & observing the Japanese to provide a description of their early origins from the Jewish people. Covering the Jewish race or Samurai of Jimu Tenno, with proofs of their identity with lost Israel and Shinto faith. Final battle of Gog & Magog. Saga insurrection, Japanese code of morals for women, Christianity, pedigree of the Princes of the Jin Dia or Jewish Race. Jin Dai or ancient characters of Nineveh and Babylon. Sanjo or, no Jinji or sacred emblems of foreign rule. Grave of the Emperors, Princes, Daimyos & Samurai. With an Abridged Guide book of Japan. * An extremely unusual work, covering what the author felt was the deep background of the Japanese & Coreans as coming from the ancient Jews. The writer has supported his theory with substantial research work and lucid logic! But got strange results ! * Mr. N. McLeod was a Scotsman who went to Japan in the 1870's as a bookkeeper at the Scottish hong of Findlay Richardson & Co., Ltd. They went bankrupt then the author started a business of his own in Kobe & Osaka, living in the Osaka Foreign Concession. He became a missionary and abandoned his commercial enterprise for "travel and research s." * It was his stern belief, the he had discovered part of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel in Koreans and the Japanese...."at intervals resuming business to provide the needful for this purpose..." * He became a preacher and pamphleteer, sparing neither his body, his purse, nor his mind, in the presentation of "proof" that the Koreans were descended from Japhet and the Japanese from the last king of Isreal. To that end he spent his entire savings on research and the publication of several books on these subjects. * His books reflect in some cases a single sentences of 606 words, unorthodox spelling and queer punctuation, with strange notions of English grammar. Some works also contain an autobiographical account of the trials and tribulations which beset him in the pursuit of a literary career, and declarations of his own faith and beliefs in his bizarre theory. * In one of his works, he declared:"...this present edition which is only a small one, may meet with as good and ready a sale as it predecessors...." * Also contains a copious LIT OF EMPERORS AND THEIR ANCESTORS, INDLUDING GUIDE TO THEIR GRAVES from 730 B.C to A.D. 1867. Essays on Shinto, origins, faith, ancestor and or hero worship, sun worship. Profusely illustrated. including his proof of Jewish blood and customs absorbed by Japanese, Ainu, Koreans, festivals, wrestlers, march of Israelites to Japan found in ancient Japanese pictures, et al. * The book is fascinating, with hardly a dull page, the lost tribes of Israel keep turning up in the most unexpected places. This title has been described as McLeod's "MAGNUM OPUS by Williams [see below for citation]. * This book was issued in at least two colors of stitched limp brown or pale green cloth, contents are identical, but the size varies, but only in the amount of or lack of margin area. A lovely work, all copper-etched printing technique, which was quite rare for the time. * All titles by McLeod are quite scared and now rare. The have been printed in a small number and are not common nor often found on the market for sale. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: * H.S. Williams: FOREIGNERS IN MIKADO LAND. Parts of the above have been freely quoted & summarized from pages 168-177 of this title. * Nipponalia, I 2488 * Yokohama Archives of History: THE PAUL C. BLULM COLLECTION A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS: II 1593 * International House Library: UNION CATALOG OF BOOKS ON JAPAN IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, 1968 Ed. by Naomi Fukuda p.274 * Cordier, H. BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA: column 681, for a related title. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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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. Publisher's brown half morocco, richly gilt spines, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Wood-engraved portrait frontispieces of Stanley, 32 plates, numerous wood-engravings to the text (many full-page), 10 maps (2 large folding coloured maps in end-pocket of each volume). Neat book labels of Wellesley Free Library (Wellesley, MA), and pencilled ownership insrciptions of Warren Sawyer (a prominent Boston businessman who settled in Wellesley). Spines a little rolled otherwise a very good set. First US edition in the publisher's deluxe binding, of Stanley's famous account of his controversial Trans-African Expedition of 1874-7 (issued in the same year as the first London edition). 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 carrying through the expedition amounted to "exploration by warfare."

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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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        HOKUSAI MANGA. Vol. 11.

      [Tokyo 1878, Katano]. Pink stiff stitched wrappers, very. good, 29 double folded leaves, [58 pages], profusely illus-. trated in black, white, pastel pink & Sumi colors, bit of. worming to front label, cover dusty, contents clean, nice++!. SUBJECTS OF THE MANGA: People, fauna, flora, landscape, the past, grotesque, technical, architecture, forerunners: . A charming work, with characters, portraits, Sumo wrestlers, people going about daily activities, games, play time, land- scape, scenery, hunting with a rifle, cannon & other arms, pistol, archery equipment, shrines, Gods &c. * Very delightful! *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Toda, Kenji: DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, p.254-5. * J. Hillier: ART OF HOKUSAI IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION pp.96-112. * D. Chibbett: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE PRE-1868 JAPANESE BOOKS...p.33 item #85. * H. Kerlin: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.226-239, item #546 for most all editions & variants. * J. Edgren: 285#874 * Hickman 33, #83 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        ASHIKAGA TAKAUJI AND NITTA YOSHISADA. DAI NIPPON MEISHO KAGAMI SERIES No. 39.

      [Tokyo] 1878, Funazu. Single Oban sheet size ca, 23.5 x 35.5. cm., print size 20.7 x 32 cm. very good registry, impression. & color, tiny old worm hole in lower left margin print not. affected. S C A R C E. ASHIKAGA COMMANDS NITTA YOSHISADA TO ENCOUNTER THE ENEMY This is a famous scene from historic annals. "Ashikaga Taka- uji [1305-58] revolted against Go Daigo [1288-1339] in 1335, and is depicted looking down from his military post at Nitta [1301-38] who is mounted on horseback, reporting from the front. They fought each other on several occasions." See E. van den Ing et al.: BEAUTY & VIOLENCE JAPANESE PRINTS OF YOSHITOSHI 1839-1892 p.116-118, entry no. 18 covers this and see elsewhere for more on Yoshitoshi & this series. Also il- lustrated in DIVINE DEMENTIA as no. 66. Yoshitoshi distingu- ished himself early on as a skilled painter depicting the Japanese military and Samurai spirit of Bushido. His highly emotional and nationalistic paintings alarmed the Meiji gov- ernment who banned and suppressed many of his works. He is known to express a pure Japanese genre of the highest cali- ber, being untainted by Western influences, except for his use of Western perspective. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. Ready for framing & library display. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Der österreichische Adel und sein constitutioneller Beruf. Mahnruf an die aristokratische Jugend. Von einem Österreicher.

      Adolf Ackermann, München 1878 - XI/46 S., Vorsätze erneuert, Titelblatt in einer Ecke mit kleiner Beschädigung, etwas beschabt und verfärbt, Papier altersbedingt gebräunt und teils leicht braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, [Anonym erschienene, erste von Kronprinz Rudolf (gemeinsam mit Carl Menger) verfaßte politische Schrift; vgl. Brigitte Hamann, Kronprinz Rudolf - Private und politische Schriften, S. 18 ff., dort auch eine Abbildung des Titelblatts der Broschüre], sehr selten, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 Kl.-8°., sauber und fachmännisch eingebunden in späteren marmorierten Pappband, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diderot and the Encyclopdists

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1878. First edition. Extra-Illustrated with Approximately 50 Portraits from the 18th & !9th Century. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter morocco, gilt spine, minor rubbing. First edition. Extra-Illustrated with Approximately 50 Portraits from the 18th & !9th Century. 2 vols. 8vo. Extra-Illustrated.

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        President Hayes reappoints a Massachusetts bookseller as Postmaster the day before his commission by President Ulysses S. Grant expired

      Washington, D.C., June 11, 1878. 17" x 14". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""R B Hayes"" as President and ""D. M. Key"" as Postmaster General, 1 page, 17"" x 14"". Washington, D.C., June 11, 1878. Blind embossed 2 inch diameter gold Seal of the Post Office Department affixed with narrow reddish ribbons at lower left; toning on text from ribbons. Minor mounting remnants at edges on verso. Folds. Rectangular toning, 15.5"" x 14"", on text. Fine condition.In part, ""Know ye, That, reposing special trust and confidence in the Intelligence, Diligence, and Discretion of Lewis Merriam, I have nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Postmaster at Greenfield, in the County of Franklin, State of Massachusetts ... for and during the term of four years from the date hereof...""In 1861, bookseller Lewis Merriam (1811-1892) had been appointed Greenfield Deputy Postmaster by President Abraham Lincoln. Appointed Postmaster by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1874, Merriam's commission expired on June 12, 1878. He was not recommissioned in 1882. "

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        J.K. GILL & COs. MAP OF OREGON & WASHINGTON TER.

      Portland: J.K. Gill & Co., 1878.. Handcolored folding map, 39 1/2 x 29 inches; folded to 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Minor wear at some folds, but near fine. In original brown cloth covers, stamped in gilt. A handsome map of Oregon and Washington Territory, lithographed by the firm of A.M. Askevold in Chicago. Oregon split off from Washington Territory and became a state in 1859, though Washington did not gain statehood until 1889. This detailed map shows many communities, towns and cities, as well as Indian reservations, railroad lines finished and proposed, and more.

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE POLAR SEA DURING 1875-6 IN H.M.SHIPS "ALERT" AND "DISCOVERY" by Capt. Sir John Nares with NOTES on the Natural History Edited by H.W. Feilden Naturalist to the Expedition in TWO VOLUMES

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1878. Cloth. Very Good. 4th Edition stated but same year as 1st: Vol I, xl, 395pp; 3 photographs, 1 full page illustration, woodcuts, 1 large folding map. Vol II, viii, 378pp, LACKS TITLE PAGE AND FRONTISPIECE TO VOL II, hence 2 photographs, 6 full-page illustrations, woodcuts, 1 folding map. Large folding map in VOL I torn but complete without loss. Publisher's green cloth, black and gilt design, brown eps. Nares was the commander of the British arctic expedition sent out for the attainment of the North Pole in 1875. Captain Sir George Strong Nares' account of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-76 which he commanded. The primary objective of the expedition was to attain "the highest northern latitude, and, if possible, to reach the North Pole, and from winter quarters to explore the adjacent coasts within the reach of traveling parties." The expedition was the first to sail ships through the channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island and as far north as the Lincoln Sea. A sledging party under Captain Albert Hastings Markham also set a new record on land, reaching as far north as 83° 20'. In addition to reporting on these high latitude achievements, Nares describes "ice, weather, and living conditions, health and activities of men; scurvy; sledge trips to northeastern Ellesmere and northwestern Greenland (in detail).wildlife, ice, coastal features, vegetation, etc." (ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY). The illustrations, including six handsome woodbury print photographs, were made by members of the expedition and the narrative includes extensive extracts from the diaries of Nares and the leaders of the different sledge parties. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 12026A. Covers rubbed, spines softening with small loss at top of Volume I. Contemporary gift inscription title page Volume I, signature Volume top of pp vii, Volume II, some minor spotting mainly to backs of full page illustrations. Overall Very Good. PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2535. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Fables choisies tirées des Métamorphoses d’Ovide. Gravures de Bernard Picart et d\'après Lebrun. Texte par René Ménard. Tome 1-2.

      Paris, A. Lévy, Libraire éditeur, 1878. Fol., Halbleder half morocco. 2 vols. With 80 superb full-page engravings. teg, binding bumped and rubbed, Engravings stocking. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Graphik, Illustrierte Ausgabe, Lateinische Literatur

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        Anglia. Zeitschrift für englische Philologie. Enthaltend Beiträge zur Geschichte der englischen Sprache und Literatur. Herausgegeben von Richard Paul Wülcker. Nebst kritschen Anzeigen und einer Bücherschau herausgegeben von Moritz Trautmann.

      Halle u.a., Niemeyer, 1878-1995. - ISSN: 0340-5222. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliothekssignaturschiild. Guter Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 75000 8°. Halbleineneinbände und Leineneinbände. Bände 1 - 113 + Register für die Bände 1-50 in 114 Bänden.

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        CHRYSANTHEMUM CLOTH COVERED JAPANESE PHOTO ALBUM WITH 50 EARLY ALBUMEN HAND-COLO

      [Yokohama n.d. c.1878-1882]. A grass covered oblong album,50. hand-colored large photographs either slipped in to slots,or. some tipped in, ca. 28 x 21 cm., very clean, clear images,no. fading, most with English caption & negtive numbers. RARE !. A CHARMING LOOK AT 19TH CENTURY JAPAN IN PHOTOS WHO WAS TAMAMURA KOZABURO: . Tamamura Kozaburo [1856-19??] worked in his Yokohama studio & provided images, albums and photographic service to both Japanese and mostly his foreign clients by 1881. His family were hereditary retainers to the Hoshinno of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since 1654 ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples there. . His business thrived with the sudden influx of foreigners to Japan and he gained a reputation as a very skilled professional & provided large orders for glass slide & photographs to universities of Cambridge & Chicago. . He was internationally renown and was commissioned to provide the stunning figure of 180,000 albumen hand-colored photographs of Japan for the book by F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. . His photographs are an excellent record of an earlier Japan, capturing the Japanese as they were, in native dress, the scenery and life styles of the period. *** THE 50 IMAGES: 1. GRAND HOTEL YOKOHAMA . 2. CUSTOMS HOUSE YOKOHAMA . 3. SECOND ARMY'S GENERAL OFFICERS and OTHERS IN SAME RANK AT CHIN-CHOW CASTLE . 4. JAPANESE NOBLE & GENERAL OFFICER includes a pair of photographs of the Meiji Emperor & Empress each with English & Japanese cartouche. . 5. VIEW OF HAKODATE [Pt. 2] . 6. CLUB HOTEL YOKOHAMA [English Sign is visible on the front of the hotel, with horse-drawn carriage, rickshaw parked outside & a very tall [radio ?] antenna going to the sky. . MUKOJIMA TOKIO . 7. KAMEIDO TOKYO WISTERIA . 8. SHIBA AT TOKYO . 9. NEW YEAR . 10 DEILL [sic for drill] OF JAPANESE FIRE BRIGADE . 11.PICKING TEA . 12. TEA PLANTATION [with tear mended] . 13. TAKING THREAC FORM [sic for thread from] COCOONS . 14. TEA CEREMONY . 15. BRONZU [sic for bronze] IMAGE UYKENO AT TOKIO [Great Buddha] . 16. 2 VIEWS OF UYENO . 17. TONOSAWA HAKONE . 18. FUJIYA MIYANOSHITA . 19. YUMOTO HAKONE . 20. MATSUSHIMA ISLAND SEA . 21 STONE LANTERNS AT SHIBA PARK TOKYO . 22. Following three are prostitutes: NO.9 GIRLS . 23. SAKURA NO.21 YOKOHAMA . 24. NEW NO.9 GIRLS KANAGAWA. These three images show a good number of very young girls about 15-18 years old who likely catered to foreigners ergo their inclusion in this tourist album, souvenir of a "Good Time in Japan." Shows elaborately dressed girls in beautiful silk Kimono, each with a front tied Obi cloth for quick opening of the Kimono, the sign of a prostitute. Every day Japanese women always tied their Obi in back. . 25. UYENO TOKIO . 26. MOJI HARBOUR . 27. BELLEVUE HOTEL . 28. OURA NAGASAKI . 29. BRONZE HORSE TEMPLE NAGASAKI . 30. MARUYAMA NAGASAKI. Another house with many young Japanese girl-prostitutes on display on the upper balcony. Nagasaki was Japan's southern port for foreign vessels and lots of sailors had off duty time. . 31. KIYOMIZU PAGODA AT KIOTO . 32. BUDDHA HAKONE . Several images of Nikko: The Shinto Tombs of the Shoguns 33. IMAICHI ROAD AT NIKKO . 34. SACRED BRIDGE . 35. ENTRANCE GATE & STONE TORII . 36. YOMEIMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE . 37. FRONT HALL . 38. STONE TORII . 39. TEMPLE . 40. GREAT SHINTO BRONZE LANTERNS . 41. YOMEIMON GATE . 42. SANJINKO SHINTO TEMPLE . 43. YOMEIMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE . 44. PAGODA & STONE TORII . 45. KARAMON GATE & SHINTO TEMPLE WITH PRIESTS . 46. YOMEIMON GATE & TEMPLE . 47. ROAD TO CHIUZENJI . 48. FROM NIKKO . 49. CHUZENJI . 50. PINE TREE "BOAT: *** REFERENCES: The following are some useful bibliographies to consult for more information on this album and Japanese early photography in general: . BENNETT, Terry. EARLY JAPANESE IMAGES. Many of the images in this album or similar ones are found or listed here. . BENNETT, Terry. OLD JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLECTORS' DATA GUIDE. . H. Bayou; FELICE BEATO ET L'ECOLE DE YOKOHAMA. JAPANISCHE PHOTOGRAPHIE 1860-1929. . H. Cortazzi: JAPAN CAUGHT IN TIME. . [Feliz Beato/R. von Stillfried]: ONCE UPON A TIME: Visions of Old Japan from the Photos of Beato and Stillfried & the Words of Pierre Loti. . Claudia G. Philipp et al: FELICE BEATO IN JAPAN: Photographien zum Ende der Feudalzeit 1863-1873. . C. Worswick: JAPAN PHOTOPGRAPHS 1854-1905. . Philipp March & Claudia Delank: THE ADVENTURE OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY 1860-1890. . F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANES . LA LEGGENDA DI UN IMPERO: Felice Beato e la scuola fotogarfica di Yokohama alla scoperta del Giappone 1860/1900 for more useful details, valuable images and information. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom

      London: John Murray, 1878. viii, 487, 32, . 8vo. HB. Orig. green cloth, gt. Fine copy. Small triangular bookseller's label to end-paper, 'J. Flockhart, Greenock'.. 2nd edition. Pp. viii, 487, 32 (publisher's ads, dated January 1883). [Freeman 1251]..

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        Les Royal-Dîners

      Paris, Ch. Noblet et E. Dentu 1878 - Grand in-8°, demi-chagrin noir à petits coins, dos à faux-nerfs, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque signée Conrad Messing), IV-496 pp BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE L'EDITION UNIQUE DE CET OUVRAGE RARE ET RECHERCHE, par l'ancien chef du roi d'Italie Victor-Emmanuel. L'ouvrage présente des recettes et des choix de menus. 24 planches coloriées en fin d'ouvrage représentant des ustensiles et des réalisations Vicaire 441, Oberlé 242 Pâles rousseurs éparses sur les cent premières pages

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        Op. 73]. Zweite Symphonie (D dur) für Grosses Orchester. Partitur. [Full score]

      N. Simrock [PN 8028], Berlin 1878 - First Edition. McCorkle p. 311. Hofmann p. 156-157. Fuld p. 553. Sonneck Orchestral Music p. 55."The Second Symphony in D op.73, composed less than a year after the completion of the First, is often described as its sunny counterpart. The work indeed radiates a warmth and tunefulness absent in parts of the earlier work. But as Brahms himself acknowledged, the Second Symphony also has a ‘melancholy’ side. The lyrical opening theme of the first movement unravels almost at once into a dark passage for timpani and trombones. The voice of melodic continuity is reasserted often in this movement, however, first by the violin melody that follows the unravelling and again by the second group and the large coda. The pensive slow movement, in B major and in a modified sonata form, is dominated by a motivically rich, metrically ambiguous main theme remarkable for its combination of tunefulness and developing variation."The second half of the symphony distinctly brightens in mood, although it too contains sombre moments – often involving the trombones – that evoke the expressive world of the first two movements. The Allegretto recasts the traditional scherzo–trio alternation into a rondo-like structure that is one of Brahms's most original creations. Although the finale ends the symphony in a jubilant blaze of D major, it glances back at the mood of the earlier movements, especially in the haunting passage at the end of the development section (whose chains of descending 4ths Mahler recalled in his First Symphony) and in the syncopated episode for brass in the coda." George S. Bozarth and Walter Frisch in Grove Music Online. Folio. Half dark red leather with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 3-71 printed music, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With small music seller's handstamp (Novello, Ewer & Co., London) to lower margin of title page. Extensively annotated in an unidentified hand in English, in pencil. The notes are not performance-related but, rather, comment on the music, either analyzing it or comparing it with other works and composers. The timpani are consistently referred to as "drums." The annotator was likely a writer on music (musicologist or critic) of British origin. Some excerpts:At the beginning of the work: "1st p[er]formed Phil[harmonic] Soc[iety] Vienna Xmas Eve 1877. 1st played in Eng[land] C.P. 1878. No C[orno] I[nglese] but Bass Tuba. This sym[phony] is less sombre than the c-min[or] (no. 1) & has less of conflict. Subjects (except of Adagio) more marked & easily intelligible - working more varied. - Still the motto is 'Res severa est verum gaudium.' "At the beginning of the second movement: "This is more complicated & meditative."At the beginning of the third movement: "This was encored at 1st p[er]form[an]ce in Vienna. Virtually a scherzo. Note quintet of woodwind. Note G Horn now rarely used."At the beginning of the fourth movement: "(Allegro con Spirito) Marking of Finale is in favour with Haydn & Mozart but rarely used by Beet[hoven]. 'Con brio' is his usual term. This move[men]t is in the spirit of the above old masters."Finale, letter O: "Note masterly coda founded on 2ds t[heme] & triplet episode."Light browning to edges; scattered foxing. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage in the Sunbeam: Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London 1878 - Hardcover. First Edition. Lady Anna Brassey (1839 - 1887) recorded several of the celebrated voyages that she and her family made together around the world on their yacht, "The Sunbeam." This was the first of the several volumes she published about their travels. It was a huge bestseller, running into many editions and translations. It provides a lively and detailed account of their journey around the world in 1876-77. In addition to vividly describing their journey, the book describes life aboard her yacht, which carried over forty people, including the family, the crew, friends, and a complete domestic staff. An uncommon book to find in the original cloth, it is bound in dark grey cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover, and gilt illustrations to front and back. Cloth is chipped and faded but still quite attractive. Some soiling to preliminary pages and tear to front map but otherwise in very good condition. With two fold-outs and 118 wood engraved illustrations after drawings by the Hon. A.Y. Bingham. With ownership signature of George R. Clayton. 504 pages. TRA/081715. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Osservazioni astronomiche e fisiche sull?asse di rotaztione e sulla topografia del pianeta Marte . . . 6 parts in 2 volumes.

      Rome: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1878-1899. The ?Canals? of Mars Schiaparelli, Giovanni Virginio (1835-1910). Osservazioni astronomiche e fisiche sull?asse di rotaztione e sulla topografia del pianeta Marte . . . 6 parts in 2 volumes. Part 1: 136pp., 5 plates; Part 2: 109, [3]pp., 6 plates; Part 3: 95, [1]pp., 3 plates; Part 4: 60pp., 3 plates; Part 5: 50pp., 4 plates; Part 6: 114pp., 5 plates. Rome: Coi Tipi del Salviucci, 1878-99. 286 x 207 mm. (Part 1); 284 x 215 mm. (Parts 2 ?" 6). Part 1 bound in morocco gilt ca. 1878, gilt arms on front cover possibly those of Heinrich Kreutz (see below), all edges gilt, rebacked, very light edgewear; Parts 2 ?" 6 bound together in 19th century half cloth, marbled boards, slight wear; the two volumes preserved in a cloth drop-back box. Some of the plates a bit foxed, but overall fine. Schiaparelli?s Presentation Inscription in Part 1 to astronomer Heinrich Kreutz (1854-1907): ?Al chiarrissimo Signor Prof. Dr. H. Kreutz omaggio di sincera amicizia da parte dell?Autore.? Bookplate in each volume of space scientist and author Frederick I. Ordway III (1927-2014). First Editions. In 1877 Schiaparelli, director of Milan?s Brera Observatory, began his study of the planet Mars, using a high-quality Merz refracting telescope. Over the next 13 years he continued his observations of the planet?s topography and features: He was the first to name the Martian ?seas? (dark areas) and ?continents? (light areas), and he used Secchi?s term ?canali? (channels) to describe what he took to be a network of lines crisscrossing the planet (these lines are actually optical illusions caused by the human brain?s tendency to impose patterns on visual data). Although Schiaparelli believed these lines to be natural features, the term ?canali,? mistranslated into English as ?canals,? gave rise to a great deal of popular speculation about the possibility of intelligent life on Mars. Interest in the Martian ?canals? was further fueled when American astronomer Percival Lowell published his Mars in 1895; Lowell believed that the canals had been built by intelligent Martians to carry water from the planet?s polar ice caps to its equatorial regions. Lowell?s ideas were largely rejected by astronomers but caught the imagination of the public, becoming a staple of science fiction in the first half of the twentieth century. It was not until the Mariner flights to Mars in the late 1960s that the notion of canals on Mars was finally put to rest. Schiaparelli presented this copy of the first part of his Osservazioni to German astronomer Heinrich Kreutz, best known for his studies of the orbits of several sungrazing comets?"now known as the ?Kreutz sungrazers??"which revealed that these comets were fragments of a much larger comet that had disintegrated several centuries previously. Schiaparelli had also performed important studies of comets prior to embarking on his Mars project; it was he who originated the hypothesis (since confirmed) that meteor showers are debris from comets that become visible when they cross the earth?s orbit. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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        The Return of the Native

      Smith, Elder, & Co, London 1878 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Thomas Hardy on a laid in signature in Volume 1. A beautiful copy. This 3 Volume First Edition set without the quotation marks after "A Pair of Blue Eyes" on the title of volume I has minor wear to the spines. All three books are bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Brown Cloth. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a wonderful set SIGNED by the author. We buy Thomas Hardy First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of the Maritime Provinces of the Dominion of Canada. With Historical and Geological Descriptions. Drawn on the Rectangular Polyconic Projection, from Official Plans and Actual Surveys,.

      Roe Brothers, St. John, N.B. and Halifax, N.S. 1878 - (5)-95,(5) Pp. 43 hand coloured maps Contains 22 maps of New Brunswick, 19 maps of Nova Scotia, 4 maps of Prince Edward Island and 2 general maps of the Maritime Provinces. Also 4 pages of a business directory of the Maritimes in rear Edges badly worn, spine split with pieces of leather missing. A light water stain to the top margin of the 1st. 20 pages not into text or maps Black leather spine and pressed cloth covers with gilt title to front cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gems of American Scenery, consisting of Stereoscopic Views among the White Mountains. With descriptive text. Illustrations by the Artotype Process

      New York: Harroun & Bierstadt, 1878. Octavo. (7 3/4 x 5 inches). Printed in red and black. Double-page lithographed map with integral cross-section printed in brown and black after H. F. Krause, 24 photographic stereoviews, each with facing page of explanatory text, all printed on coated thin card, 1 oval photographic illustration on leaf preceding the title. Publisher's brown cloth, upper cover and spine decoratively blocked in black and titled in gilt, with a stereoscopic viewer built into the binding as a flap attached to the inside front cover (front hinge neatly repaired) One of very few American books (if not the only) illustrated with stereoviews and a built-in viewer. A lovely photographically-illustrated book of views in the White Mountains, including stereoview images of Plymouth, New Hampshire; The Flume; The Pool; The Basin; The Old Man of the Mountain; Profile Lake; Echo Lake; Beecher's Cottage; Elephant's Head and Gate of the Notch; View from the Gate of the Notch; Ripley's Falls; White Mountain Notch from Mt. Willey; Willey House; Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc; Mt. Washington Railway and Summit; View from Mt. Washington Carriage Road; Mt. Washington from the Glen; Emerald Pool; Thompson's Cascades; Crystal Cascade; Glen Ellis Falls; North Conway, N.H.; The Cathedral; and Centre Harbor, N.H. The possibly unique feature of the present work is the combination of the stereocards with a 'mechanism' which allows the cards to be viewed: the front flap of the binding includes two lenses, and when the book is opened to any of the stereocards, and the flap is held in the correct position then "the beautiful natural effect which the Stereoscope will produce" becomes evident. The book was clearly a novelty when it was published, as the publishers felt it necessary to include instructions (with an illustration) on how to use the book. Van Haaften Bulletin , New York Public Library (Spring 1977), no. 369.

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        El de la rollona

      Calcografía for the Real Academia, 1878. Etching and aquatint. From the 4th edition of "Los Caprichos" - plate 4. Goya's pitiless caricature of a grown up "mama's boy" Los Caprichos was Goya's first collection of completely original etchings. They were and remain startlingly original in style and frequently shocking in their satirical assaults. They are strikingly modern and are his most popular prints today, though they were received with little favor in 1799 when they first appeared for sale. But even within Goya's lifetime enthusiasm grew. El de la rollona is uncompromising in its mockery of the mama's boy who is dressed in baby clothes, has his fingers in his mouth and a look of terror in his eyes, though he's bearded and obviously strong. The nanny or mother grieves in the shadow behind him, so disappointed in his failure to become a man. Goya's textual comment about this engraving is: "Negligence, tolerance and spoiling make children capricious, naughty, vain, greedy, lazy and insufferable. They grow up and yet remain childish. Thus is nanny's little boy." The fourth edition of Caprichos , from which this print comes, was made about 1878, as witnessed by the beveled platemark and the "strong, absorbent, wove paper" and "dark umber ink". Harris, v. 1, 95-109; v.II, p. 74; Delteil 41; Hind p.253 - 5.

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        Atlas Universel de Géographie Ancienne, Moderne et du Moyen Age IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE mit zahlreichen Original-Umschlägen der Einzel-Lieferungen und de dazugehörigen Karten-Beschreibungen (diese teilweise mit leichten Randläsuren

      Paris : Librairie Hachette 1878 - 1897. mit 43 doppelblattgroßen farbigen Karten, davon 3 doppelt und 2 mit identischem Kartenausschnitt aber aus verschiedenen Jahren 37x57, dunkle illustrierte O Ln-Mappe SEHR SELTENER UND GESUCHTER ATLAS IN DEM UNGEWÖHNLICHEN UNGEBUNDENEN ORIGINAL-ZUSTAND. Folgende doppelblattgroßen Karten sind enthalten: 1. Géographie astronomique (1878); 2 . Constellations célestes de deux Hemisphères/Système solaire/Constellations de la zone equatoriale (1885); 3. Région polaire arctique (1885); 4. Région polaire antarctique (1883); France en 6 Feuilles: 5. Feuille I (1888) (2 Exemplare); 6. Feuille II (1888); 7. Feuille III (1889); 8. Feuille IV (1894) (2 Exemplare); 9. Italie Méridionale (1887); 10. Suisse (1885); 11. Belgique et Luxembourg (1886); 12. Pays Bas mit Teilplänen von Amsterdam, Rotterdam und La Haye (1885); 13. Rayaume - uni de Gr.de -Bretagne et D\'Irland. Feuille I (1880); 14. Rayaume - uni de Gr.de -Bretagne et D\'Irland. Feuille II (1880); 15. Suède, Norvège, Danemark. Feuille I (1884); 16. Suède, Norvège, Danemark. Feuille II (1886); 17. Europe centrale (1892) (2 Exemplare); 18. Empire Russe (Asie Septentrionale) (1897); 19. Russie Occidentale et Roumanie (1883); 20. Empire Ottoman: Feuilles Nord-Ouest (1884); 21. Turquie D\'Europe (1893) (Ausschnitt identisch mit der vorangegangen Karte); 22. Afrique physique (1886); Afrique en 3 feuilles: 23. Feuille I Nord-Quest (1894); 24. Feuille II Nord-Est (1893); 25.Feuille III Sud (1892); 26. Amérique Septentrionale (1891); 27. Puissance du Canada (1889); 28. Mexique (1884); 29. Amérique centrale (1893); 30. Antilles (1888); 31. Amérique centrale (1886); 32. Amérique centrale (1893) (Ausschnitt identisch mit der vorangegangen Karte); Amérique du Sud en 5 feuilles. 33. Feuille I Nord-Quest (1895); 34. Feuille II Nord-Est (1894); 35. Feuille III Quest (1893); 36. Feuille V Sud (1891); 37. Océanie (Carte générale) (1887); 38. Australie (1889); 39. Principaux archipels D\'Oceanie (1885); 40. Monde Connu des Grecs avant Alexandre (1880). Teils auf der Rückseite handschriftlich in Deutsch bezeichnet. Papier teilweise altersgemäß gebräunt, vereinzelt mit minimalen Randläsuren. Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 28917, Atlanten

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 2. V. 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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        United States Northern Boundary Commission. Reconnaissance Maps . (Six sheets and Profile) Showing the general features of the topography adjacent to the 49th. parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains.

      [ 1878]. TOTAL OF SEVEN MAPS AND ONE PROFILE SHEET. Six black and white lithograph maps each approximately 15.25 x 21 inches on sheets 19 x 21.5 inches, folded as issued to 11.5 x 8.25 inches; one black and white map approximately 18 x 9 inches on sheet approximately 22 x 12 inches; profile sheet 16 x 22 inches. Maps are overall clean and crisp, but all have a short tear at middle of left edge just entering image. This has been taped on the verso, but there is no dicoloration to the front of the maps. the usual occasional splitting at folds. This lot comprises the six maps and one profile sheet relating to the Northern Boundary Commission surveys, plus an additional map entitled "Map of the vicinity of the North West Point of the Lake of the Woods", also published by the United Sates Northern Boundary Commission. Map No. 1 starts at the Main divide of the Rocky Mountains, with map no. VI finishing at the Lake of the Woods; the profile sheet shows the height in feet of this route. Each map shows the boundary (marked with mounds and iron pillars), 'trails reconnoitred by parties of Boundary Commission', 'other trails' and wagon roads, plus such interesting features as trading posts, forts and Indian reservations. Among the routes marked are those of Capt. W. J. Twining (1869/1873), Lt. F. V. Greene (1873/74); and the route of C.L. Doolittle (1874).

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        THE TABLES TURNED. YOU SABE HIM? KEALNEY MUST GO!

      [San Francisco], 1878. Slight wear at edges, a bit of light soiling. Very good. A rare print satirizing one of the leaders of the anti- Chinese movement in San Francisco. The image depicts Denis Kearney, president of the Workingmen's Party of California and a leader in the drive to ban Chinese immigrants, who were resented for taking jobs at lower pay than whites. Kearney is shown in jail behind bars, with a ball and chain attached to his leg, wearing a striped uniform, and below a sign that reads: "House of Correction 181." He is taunted by six Chinese men who hold socks and a washboard, fish and crabs, and cigars, signifying some of the jobs being taken by Chinese laborers. The skewered fish carries the words "Black Friday." Kearney often capped his incendiary addresses with the slogan "The Chinese must go," and this print satirizes that phrase in its title. Kearney was arrested in late 1877 or early 1878 for violating a gag law, and this undated lithograph was almost certainly produced at that time. It was published by I.N. Choynski, a San Francisco journalist and antiquarian bookseller. Choynski was the publisher of a muckraking journal called PUBLIC OPINION, which exposed anti-Semitism and political corruption. The Irish-born Kearney, an anti-immigrant rabble rouser, would have been a natural target for Choynski's barbs. From what we can find, this is the only such print published by Choynski. Not in Peters' CALIFORNIA ON STONE. OCLC locates only a single copy, at the Bancroft Library at the University of California.

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        Carta dell' Egitto e dell' Abissinia

      [Milan?:] [Artaria & Ferd. Sacchi e figli?],, [c.1878-79]. [together with:] GESSI, Romolo. Seven Years in the Soudan: being a record of Explorations, Adventures, and Campaigns against the Arab Slave Hunters. Collected and Edited by his son Felix Gessi. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1892. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and ruled in black, black coated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Gessi from a photograph, 22 plates (2 double-page, largely from wood-engravings), illustrations in the text, folding coloured campaign map. First edition in English, including letters "which do not appear in the Italian edition" (Note by the Translators); uncommon. Large folding map lightly coloured in cream and blue (sheet size: 690 × 860 mm, folding down to 140 × 210 mm). dissected into 20 sections, backed on to linen. Detailed glossary translating English terms into Italian. Undated, although several printed details are dated with explorers' names, the latest identified is the Wilhelm Junker expedition of 1877-78. Map lightly toned and with a touch of foxing in places otherwise in excellent condition. Book: spine a little rolled, inner hinges neatly strengthened, scattered foxing, short closed-tear to map. A very good copy. In 1877 General Gordon was appointed as Governor of Sudan and he immediately made preparations to move against the thriving slave trade based at Bahr el Ghazal (now in South Sudan) and it's leader Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur, known as the "Black Pasha". After various manoeuvrings the latter was detained in Cairo and his son Suleiman, in accordance with his father's wishes, started an insurrection, raising 6,000 troops and conducting large scale raids. Gordon instructed his right-hand man, the Italian soldier and explorer, Romolo Gessi, also called Gessi Pasha (1831-81), to crush the insurrection. The multi-lingual Gessi had served originally as a translator with Gordon during the Crimean War. Following his campaign against the slavers, for which he earned the title of "Il Flagello degli schiavisti" (The Scourge of the slavers), Gessi became Governor of Bahr-el-Ghazal. This rare map, printed in English and Italian, would have been used by someone following closely Gessi's campaign either from direct military communications or newspaper reportage (there are pinholes at the top corners where it has been displayed); it has a number of fascinating annotations: there are several underlinings and marks in black and red, and various tiny handwritten notes in Italian locating troop positions, for example "200 soldati" (soldiers) at Foweira, "50 soldati Sudanesi" at Sobat, "100 Soldati" at Nasser, "No Soldati" at Shambeh. The name "Gessi" is handwritten in red and highlighted with a hand-drawn feathered arrow at Bahr el-Ghazal. A number of the places marked coincide with the campaign map present in Gessi's book, as do the numbers of "soldati" mentioned, for example: on page 206 Gessi notes that at Lado "two hundred and forty guns of an antique pattern were delivered to me" - this ties-in closely to the "230 soldati" at Lado inscribed on the map ("soldati" may be here conflated with "guns"). We have only been able to locate one copy of the map, at the Biblioteca statale di Cremona, where a handwritten note states that it was published at Milan by Artaria and Ferd. Sacchi e figli, who were also responsible for publishing a map of Egypt, the Sudan, the Red Sea, and Abyssinia in 1887 (viewable online at New York Public Library Digital Collections). Not in Copac or OCLC. "In July, 1878 Romolo Gessi sailed from Khartoum with 2,800 dragooned, unwilling and long-unpaid men on the steamer Bordein, under orders from Gordon to suppress Suleiman Zubeir's revolt and to eject his 6,000 fighters from their strongholds at Dem Suleiman and Dem Idris, in Bahr al-Ghazal. Gessi's orders were to recruit some 5,000 additional men en route and to offer £1,000 for Suleiman's capture. Privately, Gordon wrote, 'I hope he will hang them.' Gordon had written to the Egyptian government for reinforcements, but to his horror was offered Zubeir Pasha instead. By a combination of deception and force, Gessi captured Dem Idris in December. Over the next three weeks, Suleiman's men engaged in unsuccessful and suicidal attacks to recapture the stockade, defended by Gessi's new artillery. Despite Gessi's reported victories, Gordon worried over the possibility that Suleiman and Haroun would join forces and that a third rebellion brewing up in Kordofan might signal a more general Sudanese-wide rebellion. Gessi, however, routed Suleiman's forces, Suleiman barely escaping with his life. Gessi then began moving toward Shaka to rendezvous with Gordon" (Corvi & Beckett eds., Victoria's Generals, 2009, pp. 138-39). Further detail is given in Andrew James McGregor's A Military History of Modern Egypt: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Ramadan War (2006, pp. 176-77): "[In 1878] Sulayman immediately destroyed the government garrison at Dem Idris, seized all the stockpiles of ammunition, and began putting the countryside to the torch and sword, slaughtering all who supported the government. In the interests of restoring Egyptian control and suppressing the slave trade, Gordon had already recruited Romolo Gessi, an Italian officer whom Gordon knew from his days in the Crimea. Gessi, who had developed skills in irregular warfare while serving with Garibaldi in the Italian Wars of Independence, was charged with bringing Sulayman to submission... Gessi's small force of Egyptian and Sudanese regulars (along with a number of Danaqla traders from the North Sudan who sought to end the dominance of the Jallaba traders) built a zaribah, a stockade built primarily of thornbushes. On Christmas Day, 1878, Sulayman launched five ferocious attacks on Gessi's zaribah, but the Egyptians maintained their fire discipline and carved great gaps in the ranks of their attackers. Sulayman withdrew hastily... Gessi now began a measured pursuit of Sulayman's demoralized army, which turned north in July 1879 in an attempt to link up with Sultan Harun's guerillas. Gessi was delayed in following them, but could not allow Sulayman to join Harun. A picked force of 275 men began a series of forced marches to catch up with Sulayman in southern Darfur... When Gessi caught up to them he did not make the mistake of attacking with his own exhausted force, but instead began to harry the flanks of the column, never allowing it a moment's rest... When Gessi's felt Sulayman's force was sufficiently weakened and demoralized, he sent a note to Sulayman's camp informing him he was surrounded and had five minutes to surrender. Gessi had calculated correctly; instead of forming squares, Sulayman's camp broke into wild confusion as many sought to escape the final disaster. Unable to mount a defense, Sulayman proceeded with ten of his chief men to Gessi's camp to offer his surrender. When Gessi revealed that he commanded only 200 men Sulayman was possessed with rage". In conclusion it is worth noting that in his Gordon and the Sudan, Bernard Meredith Allen states that during the campaign "it was arranged that Gessi should pick up detachments of troops at various stations as he passed along the White Nile farther south. He was thus able to get together a force of some 1400 men before..." The total of "soldati" mentioned on the map totals a close approximation of 1,320 soldiers. An intriguing and rare map coupled with a copy of the first English translation of Gessi's first-hand account. .

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        Carta dell' Egitto e dell' Abissinia. [together with:] GESSI, Romolo. Seven Years in the Soudan: being a record of Explorations, Adventures, and Campaigns against the Arab Slave Hunters. Collected and Edited by his son Felix Gessi. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1892. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and ruled in black, black coated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Gessi from a photograph, 22 plates (2 double-page, largely from wood-engravings), illustrations in the text, folding coloured campaign map. First edition in English, including letters "which do not appear in the Italian edition" (Note by the Translators); uncommon.

      [Milan?:] [Artaria & Ferd. Sacchi e figli?], [c.1878-79] - Large folding map lightly coloured in cream and blue (sheet size: 690 × 860 mm, folding down to 140 × 210 mm). dissected into 20 sections, backed on to linen. Detailed glossary translating English terms into Italian. Undated, although several printed details are dated with explorers' names, the latest identified is the Wilhelm Junker expedition of 1877-78. Map lightly toned and with a touch of foxing in places otherwise in excellent condition. Book: spine a little rolled, inner hinges neatly strengthened, scattered foxing, short closed-tear to map. A very good copy. In 1877 General Gordon was appointed as Governor of Sudan and he immediately made preparations to move against the thriving slave trade based at Bahr el Ghazal (now in South Sudan) and it's leader Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur, known as the "Black Pasha". After various manoeuvrings the latter was detained in Cairo and his son Suleiman, in accordance with his father's wishes, started an insurrection, raising 6,000 troops and conducting large scale raids. Gordon instructed his right-hand man, the Italian soldier and explorer, Romolo Gessi, also called Gessi Pasha (1831-81), to crush the insurrection. The multi-lingual Gessi had served originally as a translator with Gordon during the Crimean War. Following his campaign against the slavers, for which he earned the title of "Il Flagello degli schiavisti" (The Scourge of the slavers), Gessi became Governor of Bahr-el-Ghazal. This rare map, printed in English and Italian, would have been used by someone following closely Gessi's campaign either from direct military communications or newspaper reportage (there are pinholes at the top corners where it has been displayed); it has a number of fascinating annotations: there are several underlinings and marks in black and red, and various tiny handwritten notes in Italian locating troop positions, for example "200 soldati" (soldiers) at Foweira, "50 soldati Sudanesi" at Sobat, "100 Soldati" at Nasser, "No Soldati" at Shambeh. The name "Gessi" is handwritten in red and highlighted with a hand-drawn feathered arrow at Bahr el-Ghazal. A number of the places marked coincide with the campaign map present in Gessi's book, as do the numbers of "soldati" mentioned, for example: on page 206 Gessi notes that at Lado "two hundred and forty guns of an antique pattern were delivered to me" - this ties-in closely to the "230 soldati" at Lado inscribed on the map ("soldati" may be here conflated with "guns"). We have only been able to locate one copy of the map, at the Biblioteca statale di Cremona, where a handwritten note states that it was published at Milan by Artaria and Ferd. Sacchi e figli, who were also responsible for publishing a map of Egypt, the Sudan, the Red Sea, and Abyssinia in 1887 (viewable online at New York Public Library Digital Collections). Not in Copac or OCLC. "In July, 1878 Romolo Gessi sailed from Khartoum with 2,800 dragooned, unwilling and long-unpaid men on the steamer Bordein, under orders from Gordon to suppress Suleiman Zubeir's revolt and to eject his 6,000 fighters from their strongholds at Dem Suleiman and Dem Idris, in Bahr al-Ghazal. Gessi's orders were to recruit some 5,000 additional men en route and to offer £1,000 for Suleiman's capture. Privately, Gordon wrote, 'I hope he will hang them.' Gordon had written to the Egyptian government for reinforcements, but to his horror was offered Zubeir Pasha instead. By a combination of deception and force, Gessi captured Dem Idris in December. Over the next three weeks, Suleiman's men engaged in unsuccessful and suicidal attacks to recapture the stockade, defended by Gessi's new artillery. Despite Gessi's reported victories, Gordon worried over the possibility that Suleiman and Haroun would join forces and that a third rebellion brewing up in Kordofan might signal a more general Sudanese-wide rebellion. Gessi, however, routed Suleiman's forces, Suleiman barely escaping with his life. Gessi then began moving toward Sha [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zoologia Danica - Albildninger Af Danske Dyr Med Populaer Text - 2 Bände: Text und Tafelband

      Commission Hos E. Jespersen, Kjobenhavn (Kopenhagen) 1878 - 1878-1907. Textband mit 360 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafelband mit 33 Tafeln mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Halbledereinbände mit Lederecken. Zustand: Einband berieben, sonst sehr gut. 800 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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