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        Bigamy and Polygamy. Review of the Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Rendered at the October Term, 1878, in the Case of George Reynolds, Plaintiff in Error, vs The United States, Defendant in Error.

      S.N., 1878. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Some loss along wrapper edges and split along front wrapper edge, two crude repairs on front wrapper, chip from bottom margin corner of last few pages, faint stain along base. Bound into Coverbind protective cover at binding edge. 1878 Soft Cover. 33 pp. Blue printed wrappers. A pro-Mormon review of the ruling from the first freedom of religion case to come before the United States Supreme Court, focusing on the Mormon practices of bigamy and polygamy. George Reynolds, the plaintiff, was secretary to the First Presidency of the LDS Church under Brigham Young. This court case was a response to prosecution attempts under the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862. Mormons planned to prove that the act was unconstitutional, but needed a 'test defendant' to bring the matter before the courts; this led to Reynolds being indicted and found guilty in two trials held in lower courts. Ultimately the appeal to the Supreme Court was unsuccessful, and the prison sentence assessed for Reynolds's original conviction held. He was released from prison in 1881, and continued his involvement with the Mormons, publishing a number of related books. Henry Reed, the 'old lawyer' who wrote this review, concludes that the Supreme Court's ruling was unjust, stating that, "it was, in fact, Mormonism and its domestic relations that were on trial; and when the Act of 1862 was passed, the judgments against them was foreordained... The court has done its work... but they have not done justice. They have won a round of applause of a number of fanatical men and silly women, whose fanaticism and silliness so far as lies in their power, they have made the law of the land." Scarce - none in trade, no auction records in last 50 years.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Sebastopol Trenches and Five Months in Them.

      

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        The Western Boy; or, The Road to Success

      [New York: G.W. Carleton & Co, 1878]. First Edition. First serialized in the New York Weekly, June 30 through September 15, 1873. Publisher taken from advertisement facing title page. "The imprint of the American News Co. on the spine is a mystery, for it is evident that Carleton published the book through an arrangement with Street & Smith" (BENNETT 192). Octavo (18.5cm.); original brown pictorial cloth embossed in black, decorative spine in black and gilt with the mysterious "American News Co." at spine foot; 258pp.; illus. title page. Spine a bit cocked, shallow losses to ends; additional rubbing to extremities; soiling to textblock throughout. About Very Good.

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        Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for 1878. Centennial Issue. A Hand Book of Valuable and Statistical Information Relating to the Hawaiian Islands

      H. L. Sheldon, Printer, Honolulu 1878 - Octavo. original printed light green wrappers. The rare Centennial issue. Spine and edges of wrappers barely browned, front wrapper with tiny tear in margin, else a very attractive copy [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Minerales del Peru' o catalogo razonado de una coleccion que representa los principales tipos minerales de la republica con muestras de huano y restos de aves que lo han producido

      Imprenta del Estado Calle de la Rifa 1878 In 8 grande, pp. (6) + 305 + (1b). Dedica autogr. dell'A. all'occhietto. Mancanza della parte sup. del frontespizio. Lieve mancanza all'angolo esterno sup. dell'occhietto. Legatura moderna in piena tela. Il piatto anteriore del volume e' consevato all'interno ed e' montato sulla prima carta bianca. Interessante e rarissimo catalogo dei minerali del Peru' di Raimondi. Raimondi parti' da Genova all'inizio del 1850 a bordo del brigantino 'L'industria' insieme ad Alessandro Arrigoni e da allora non torno' piu' in Italia. Sua terra d'elezione fu proprio il Peru' dove divenne il piu' noto scienziato della seconda meta' del XIX secolo. Botanico di formazione, apri' i suoi orizzonti di ricerca e, curioso di ogni novita' offerta dal Nuovo Mondo, spazio' dall'etnologia, all'antropologia, all'archeologia, alla geologia, fino alla redazione della prima carta geografica del Peru'. 'Mineria iberoamericana', 1768, p. 104. SPA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        Original Hand-Drawn Topographical Map of the North & Northwestern Area above the Black Hills] with Map of Reconnaissances of Routes in and leading from the Department of the Platte by Captain W. W. Stanton, Corps of Engineers.

      Near the Black Hills, South Dakota 1878 - Manuscript map, colored in outline, 12½ x 15¾ inches. One horizontal, one vertical fold, minor staining, some fold separations. An Important Manuscript Map of the Country Near the Black Hills A highly important work of cartography of the American West, a hand-drawn topographical map of an area immediately north of the Black Hills of South Dakota, drawn from Lieut. Morris C. Foote's survey notes by a cartographer involved in the 1878 Black Hills expedition. The map is referred to in Foote's manuscript journal for 1878. After marching from Fort Laramie, Cheyenne, then to Deadwood, S.D., Foote was ordered to help build telegraph lines in the wilds of South Dakota, north of the Black Hills. He created this topographical map during this time. His manuscript journal entries for Friday, Sept. 13, 1878 and the next day: "Command remained in camp. Warm. I went over and climbed on top of one of the Little Missouri buttes.for a very extended view took directions of prominent points. Marched down the Belle Fourche about 17 miles hard work on topog. on account of pain in my bowels and a general sickness." Both of these areas (Little Missouri and Belle Fourche) feature prominently on the map. Then, Foote writes on September 19: "Had map of scout made from my notes and handed it in to Capt. Johnson." Other prominent landmarks or features labeled on the map include Alum Creek, Oak Creek, Johnson Creek, Camp Davis and Camp Green. A unique and important hand-drawn topographical map made for the U.S. Army in the American West during a critical time in the development of the area. With the manuscript map is a map published in December of 1877, which includes the region depicted in Foote's manuscript. This is a Corps of Engineers' map drawn by R. E. Koehneman under the direction of Captain Stanton. The map is 27 3/4 x 21 1/2" and includes all the Black Hills region from Deadwood to the Colorado border. Written in ink in the top margin is what appears to be "M C. Foot" and in the lower right "Capt. Gerald Russell 3d Cavalry" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.

      - London-Imp. William Clowes, 1878. 19 cm. XXI-458 pág. Enc. en tela editorial. Texto en inglés. (Marcas manuscrita de anterior poseedor). (10369-L4). CIENCIA EVOLUTIVA.

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        COSTUMES USOS E TRAJOS DE TODOS OS POVOS DO MUNDO EM FACE DE DOCUMENTOS AUTHENTICOS E DAS MAIS RECENTES VIAGENS

      Lisbon, 1878. Contemporary half brown morocco, gilt-stamped spine. Small bookplate on each front pastedown, contemporary ownership signature on each titlepage. Slight foxing on edges of text block, but internally quite clean and bright. Very good. Portuguese edition of a work first appearing in French between 1843 and 1844. Published under the pseudonym of Auguste Wahlen, the original edition contains four volumes ("Asia," "Océanie," "Afrique/Amérique," and "Europe"). This edition contains a fifth volume covering both Asia and India. The color plates depict indigenous peoples of all locales in their native dress. Though the costumes of those people outside Europe appear quite accurate, the ethnic features of the models are more than slightly westernized. In addition to the many color plates, each volume includes copious textual matter relating to the history, economy, and other specifics about the five regions. In all, an excellent and rare color plate book of world culture. This edition is not in Hiler.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins. Herausgegeben von Siegfried Mittmann und Dieter Vieweger.

      Leipzig, Baedeker, 1878-1994. - Mit zahlreichen teils gefalteten, teils farbigen Tafeln, Karten und Plänen. ISSN: 0012-1169. Einbände teils berieben und Ecken bestoßen. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Rückenschild. Wichtige Quelle zur Palästinaforschung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 45000 8°. Halbledereinbände d. Zeit (18) u. Halbleineneinbände d. Zeit (50). Ab Band 98 ungebunden. 1-64, 68-78, 80-100, 102-105 u. 107-110/1 in 68 Bänden u. 13 Heften.

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        THE ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND OFFICIAL DIRECTORY AND GENERAL HAND-BOOK FOR 1878-79 By CHARLES R. TUTTLE (Scarce)

      JEWETT & TUTTLE PUBLISHERS, BOSTON 1878 - TITLE: THE ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND OFFICIAL DIRECTORY AND GENERAL HANDBOOK FOR 1878-79 By CHARLES R. TUTTLE (Scarce) AUTHOR: CHARLES R. TUTTLE PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: JEWETT & TUTTLE PUBLISHERS, BOSTON 1878 EDITION: First Edition assumed for this year ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: History, Regional, Rare, BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: RUST LIKE BROWN COLOR SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 648 pages. CONDITION: Ex-Bangor Theological Seminary Library copy with a bookplate to the front pastedown. There is a checkout pocket to the back board and the slip removed from the opposite page. There is a private label on the spine (see photo). This book is in really good plus condition (solid). There is a name and date of 1880 written in pencil that can easily be erased from the second front free endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good+/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: 1878-79. THERE ARE NO OTHER ORIGINAL 1878 JEWETT & TUTTLE PUBLISHERS COPIES FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!! SCARCE! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 008708 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED and AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

      7 March 1878, Boston - On a (6-7/8" x 9") piece of paper the author has written the following seven-line stanza from one of his best known poems "The Chambered Nautilus": "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,/As the swift seasons roll!/Leave thy low-vaulted past!/Let each new temple, nobler than the last,/Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,/Till thou at length art free,/Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!" Below this he has SIGNED "Oliver Wendell Holmes/Boston, March 10th 1888." On the verso of the paper (though not on the exact reverse side of the poem, so that one could cut the paper and have two separate autographed pieces), is a brief AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Holmes to a Miss Wright: "It gives one pleasure to comply with our slight request. Please turn this leaf. Very truly yours OW Holmes. Boston, March 10th 1888." The nautilus is a sea creature that lives inside a spiral shell. As it grows, it makes new, larger chambers of its shell in which to live, closing off the old chambers and gradually forming a spiral. Holmes uses the nautilus as a metaphor for the human soul, emphasizing the idea that humans expand their horizons until they achieve the spiritual freedom of heaven or the afterlife. One of the most enduring nature poems of the nineteenth century, "The Chambered Nautilus" was first published in the periodical THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY and then in book form in Holmes's 1858 classic THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE. Normal light creases. A Fine example from this noted author and doctor [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Ravenna. Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878.

      "Thos. Shrimpton", Oxford. 1878 [i.e. 1904] - First pirated edition. The Newdigate Prize Poem. Small octavo. 16 pages. Original grey wrappers. A clever forgery but with the Oxford University crest removed from the upper cover. On the inside wrapper is the pictorial bookplate of A. Squire designed by Bertram G. Goodhue. Above this is the smaller printed label, "From the Library of A.J.A. Symons, Brick House, Finchington, Essex".Covers just a little wrinkled. Very good indeed. Preserved in a custom-made green morocco-backed patterned board folder. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Map of the States of California and Nevada

      San Francisco: Published by Thompson & West, 1878. Engraved folding map, with full-original colour. Folding into brown cloth covers, upper cover with border blocked in black and titled 'Thompson & West's / Pocket Map / of California / and part of / Nevada. / 120 Sutter Street, / San Francisco, Cal. / 1878' in black, lower cover with border blocked in blind, letterpress advertisements on front pastedown. An extremely rare pocket map of California and Nevada, an exceptional example in near mint condition This excellent map depicts the states of California and Nevada, following a generation of explosive growth. California had entered the Union in 1850, following the Gold Rush, and Nevada became a state in 1861 following the discovery of the Comstock Lode, America's greatest silver find. This region of the country had attracted hundreds of thousands of settlers, not only from the east coast, but from places as far away as Europe and China. The numerous counties that had been organized in each state, were carefully painted in resplendent colours. The thriving cities of San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego in California; and Carson and Virginia City in Nevada stand out on the map. The Pacific Central Railway, which connected San Francisco to the eastern seaboard from 1869, is one of the most important features of the map. The map is corrected up to August, 1876, according to the integral dedicatory text. The advertisements that adorn the front paste-down are for W.E. Barnard & Co., real estate brokers of Oakland, and for 'official maps in atlas form of Alameda, Solano, Sonoma, and Santa Clara Counties, Cal.' published by Thompson & West. This map is both an attractive collector's piece and a fascinating historical document. Not in Rumsey; or Phillips Maps of America.

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        Tropical Nature, and Other Essays

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1878 - First edition. 8vo. xvi, 356, (2) pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, black rules, early bookseller's ticket to the front pastedown. Neatly recased, an attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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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., Kl.-8°., sauber und fachmännisch eingebunden in späteren marmorierten Pappband, 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, Versand D: 4,90 EUR Habsburg, Habsburger, Österreich, Kaiser Franz Joseph, Kaiserin Elisabeth, Politik, Publikationen, Adelskritik, Kritik, Adel, konstitutioneller, Verfassung, Parteien, Staat, Staatswesen, Aristokratie,

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        Shores of the Polar Sea. A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6.

      Marcus Ward & Co., London - 1878, 1st Edition. () Near fine. 83pp. Folio. (35 X 49 cm.) Original highly decorated blue cloth binding. Numerous chapter heading illustrations and intext illustrations. 16 mounted chromolithographs, each with separate caption leaf. Map. An attractive clean copy of a book often found in worn condition. NMM I-954; Not in Arctic Bibl. An account of the Nares expedition of 1875-6, of which Moss was the Doctor on the H.M.S. Alert. Moss was a very accomplished art as seen the the wonderful chromolithographs. One of four arctic colour plates books with the previous three being for Search for Franklin Expeditions and this being the only example from the Nares Expedition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE NOTTOWAY GRAYS, AFTERWARDS COMPANY G, EIGHTEENTH VIRGINIA REGIMENT, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA; PREPARED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY AT THEIR FIRST RE-UNION AT BELLEFONT CHURCH, JULY 21, 1877

      Richmond: J.W. Ferguson & Son, 1878. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth. Old number on titlepage. Light soiling to outer leaves, else very good. Scarce pamphlet containing muster rolls, anecdotes, extracts of letters, and battle accounts of the Eighteenth Virginia Regiment's Company G, the "Nottoway Grays." OCLC lists only microform copies. DORNBUSCH II:1013. HOWES I73. NEVINS I, p.112.

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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1878. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE JOULE: "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 169 for the Year 1878, pp. 365-383)

      Royal Society of London 1878-1879, London - James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) presents the "last experimental research of any magnitude that Joule undertook" and includes the results of Joule's final experiments by the direct method of friction. In this paper, Joule presents his final measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat. It is well worth noting that Joule chose the number '772.55' as an inscription for his gravestone. '772.55' is Joule's climacteric measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat - the one arrived at in this paper. Also see our #27506 for Joule's earlier paper, "On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (pp. 61-82) Also contains William Crooke's "The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V" (pp. 243-318); see also our #27563, "On Attraction and Repulsion Resulting from Radiation" (pp. 501-527). iv, [2], v, [2], [1]-826 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 169 for the Year 1878, pp. 243-318)

      Royal Society of London 1878-1879, London - Also contains William James Prescott Joule's "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (pp. 365-383). iv, [2], v, [2], [1]-826 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Im Herzen von Afrika. Reisen und Entdeckungen im Centralen Aequatorial-Afrika während der Jahre 1868 bis 1871. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen in Holzschnitt und zwei Lithographie rten Karten. Neue umgearbeitete Auflage

      Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus 1878 OLWd., xvi, 518 Seiten, 8°, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und 2 gefalt. Karten im Anhang. Einband unscheinbar berieben. Beide Innengelenke wenig gebrochen. Besitzerunterschrifte auf Titelblatt; handgeschriebene Signatur mit Bunststift auf dem Vorsatz. Gefalt. Karte am Kleberand leicht eingerissen, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Geographie, Resiebeschreibungen

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Das Bildungswesen in Österreichischen Heere vom Dreissigjährigen Kriege bis zur Gegenwart. Beitrag zur Culturgeschichte Österreichs. Mit einer den Entwicklungsgang des Bildungswesens versinnlichenden Tafel. Mit 3 gefalt. Karten von [5] ? Es gibt bloss die Karte: I, Ia u. III.

      Wien: Verlag von R. V. Waldheim 1878 OLWd., [3], 426 Seiten, 119 S. - Anhang; (Seite 81 - 200), 8°, mit Rückenvergoldung, marmorierter Schnitt. beide Deckel mit Blindprägung verziert. Besitzerschildchen auf Vorsatz eingeklebt; Titeblatt verso gestempelt und mit handgeschriebener Signatur versehen. Manche Anmerkungen (mit Bleristift) auf dem hinteren Vorsatz. Exemplar nahezu unbeschädigt und frisch; seltene Unterstreichungen mit Bleistift im Text. Außengelenk im Kopfkapitalbereich leicht eingerissen. Karte I und Ia etwas eingerissen. Insgesamt in sehr gutem Zustand. Selten, sehr guter Zustand.Austriaca, Militaria, Kulturgeschichte

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        Das Menu. Eine culinarische Studie.

      Hannover Klindworth 1878 - 1. Auflage. Gr. 8°. [7] SS.( H-Titel, Frontispiz (Speisekarte), Titel, Vorwort, Anleitung) S. 8 - 248. OHlwd. (chromlithographiert). Ecken und Kapital leicht bestossen, sonst schönes Exemplar. ERSTAUSGABE: Weiss 2429 (dort mit Abb. des Einbandes) - Bitting 305 - Horn-Arndt 512. Eine der schönsten Einbandillustrationen des späten Biedermeier. Sein in 3 Auflagen erschienenes Werk über das Menü hat die herrschaftliche Küche des Kaiserreichs entscheidend beeinflußt. Wegen der Aufnahme zahlreicher historischer Menüs auch von kulturgeschichtlichem Interesse. Sein ursprünglich separat erschienenes Werk wurde in späteren Auflagen auch als 2. Teil des herausgebracht. Der Oberhofmarschall des Königs von Hannover war bereits über 70 Jahre alt und konnte auf jahrzehntelange Erfahrung am Hof zurückgreifen. Deutsch; 0,442 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naval History of Great Britain,

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1878. From the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV. A New Edition, with Additions and Notes. 6 volumes, octavo (182 × 119 mm). Contemporary blue half calf, blue morocco-grained cloth sides, raised bands, titles and anchor devices to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Each volume with portrait frontispiece, diagrams and tables to the text, folding annual abstracts at the end of each. Spines slightly darkened, Later edition of James's Naval History, first published 1822-4. A "monument of accuracy - it has stood the test of time and remains the best account of the naval side of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars" (Kemp, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, p. 425). Working under the motto "Verité sans Peur", James set himself standards of inclusiveness and accuracy extraordinary for the 19th century. His aim was to compile "... an exact account of every operation of naval war during the period named. He consulted not only published works, especially the official narratives, both British and French, but also the logs of the ships, and, whenever possible, the participants themselves" (ODNB). Successively mined by Forester and O'Brian for incident and colour, this well-written history is not only essential reference for the period, but makes excellent reading.

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        La découverte de la terre

      Edition originale illustrée de 59 dessins par L. Bennet et P. Phillippoteaux, de 35 fac-similés de garvures anciennes, 20 cartes ou plans. Un Volume double, catalogue S.Cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline brique, dit à La sphère ptolémaïque (une des plus harmonieuses réussites parmi les cartonnages de Souze). Plaque spéciale composée par Souze. Superbe premier plat, d'une grande fraîcheur. Second plat de type b, avec rosace, palmettes d'angle. Gardes marrons caratéristiques de la première édition. On notera que la percaline est finement striée, caractéristique qui semble fort rare puisque non mentionnée par jauzac, et première fois rencontrée par nous-même ; en outre cette couleur rouge brique n'est pas répertoriée par Jauzac qui cite le rouge, bleu, vert, violet et havane.Coins recourbés et frottés. Un accroc au mors supérieur en tête. spine-end de queue effilochée avec des manques, spine-end supérieure  frottée avec 2 coupures. Une tache noire en pièce de titre. Petites taches blanches sur le second plat. En dehors des rousseurs sur les pages du catalogue et en page de titre en raison de la serpente, exemplaire frais. Plat inférieur avec quelques petites taches blanches. Bel exemplaire, à la plaque d'une grande fraîcheur.Ce volume est le premier paru du triptyque : Les grands voyages et les grands voyageurs ; il concerne les voyages par voie de terre. Hetzel Paris 1878 Grd. in 8 (18x28cm) relié

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        Les bords de l'Adriatique et le Monténegro [.] Venise. Le Quarnero. La Dalmatie. Le Monténegro et la Rive Italienne

      1878 - de (8), 639, (1) pages et 2 Paris, Hachette, 1878, in-folio, de (8), 639, (1) pages et 2 cartes, demi-chagrin rouge, plats de percaline rouge illustré d'un riche décor noir et doré, Première édition. Bon exemplaire, illustré de plus de 200 gravures dans le texte et 7 cartes, dont 2 hors-texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE JOULE: "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 169 for the Year 1878, pp. 365-383)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1878-1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) presents the "last experimental research of any magnitude that Joule undertook" and includes the results of Joule's final experiments by the direct method of friction. In this paper, Joule presents his final measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat. It is well worth noting that Joule chose the number '772.55' as an inscription for his gravestone. '772.55' is Joule's climacteric measurement of the mechanical equivalent of heat - the one arrived at in this paper. Also see our #27506 for Joule's earlier paper, "On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (pp. 61-82) Also contains William Crooke's "The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V" (pp. 243-318); see also our #27563, "On Attraction and Repulsion Resulting from Radiation" (pp. 501-527). iv, [2], v, [2], [1]-826 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        "The Bakerian Lecture: On Repulsion Resulting from Radiation. Part V" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 169 for the Year 1878, pp. 243-318)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1878-1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also contains William James Prescott Joule's "New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat" (pp. 365-383). iv, [2], v, [2], [1]-826 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Vocabulum; Or, The Rogue's Lexicon. Compiled From Most Authentic...

      1878. The Rogue's Lexicon Matsell, George W. [1811-1877], Compiler. Vocabulum; Or, The Rogue's Lexicon. Compiled From the Most Authentic Sources. New York: Published by George W. Matsell & Co., [1878]. vi, 7-130, 4 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Three woodcut plates. Octavo (7" x 4-3/4"). Recent quarter morocco over cloth, raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornaments to spine. Some toning to text, internally clean. A well-preserved copy in a handsome binding. * First published in 1859, this the only other printing, which is enhanced by the addition of a portrait frontispiece of Matsell and three full-page woodcut plates, one depicting a prison, two depicting confidance men in action. As New York City's chief of police and an owner of the National Police Gazette, Matsell had an abiding interest in criminal speechways. Although Matsell compiled this dictionary for his colleagues in law enforcement, he recognized its value to the linguist. As he notes in the preface, criminal terms were beginning to enter general usage and appeared regularly in newspapers, court reports and other publications. Matsell's compilation includes such entries as "acorn" (a gallows), "hemp the flat" (choke a fool), "rumbo" (a prison) and "tyburn blossom" (a young thief). The appendix contains samples of criminal speech and writing (with translations) and the vocabularies of gamblers, billiard players, pugilists and stock brokers. Published just before the Civil War, this dictionary offers a fascinating glimpse into the American underworld in the first half of the nineteenth century. OCLC locates 6 copies worldwide of this printing, none in law libraries.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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