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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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        Die Geheimwissenschaften Asiens : Die Magie und Wahrsagekunst der Chaldäer. Zwei Theile in in Band

      Jena Costenoble Verlag 1878 Verbesserte und vermehrte deutsche Ausgabe, Halblederband der Zeit, 8°, XI, 571 Seiten; Titelblatt gestempelt, Les sciences occultes en Asie (Deutsche Ausgabe) Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Through the Dark Continent

      New York: Harper & Bros, 1878. 1st Amer Ed. Hardcover. VG+. 2 large 8 vo vol. 522 & 566 pp. Profuse ill. Large pull out folding maps in rear pockets. Down the sources of the Nile, around the great lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingston River to the Atlantic Ocean. Elaborate gilt and deco scene stamped front covers and spine. A most attractive set - vg+ set.

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        Types des locomotives construites par la Fabrique de machines à Vienne de la société autrichienne J. R. P. des chemins de fer de l‘état. J[ohn] Haswell Directeur. 1840-1878.

      Wien, Maschinen-Fabrik der k. k. österr. Staatseisenbahn-Gesellschaft, 1878. Qu.-Fol. Titebl., ein Textbl. u. 66 lithogr. Tafeln (Tafel 14 in 2 Fassungen) auf starkem Karton. Schwerer Ldr.-Bd. d. Zt. m. Deckel- u. Rückenverg. goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitel sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erschien erstmals 1873 aus Anlaß der Wiener Weltausstellung mit nur 55 Tafeln. - John Haswell (1812-97) ist „als Begründer des österreichischen Lokomotivbaues anzusehen“ (Matschoss). - Das vorliegende Album enthält sämtliche seit der Erbauung der Fabrik von John Haswell gebauten Lokomotiven im Maßstab 1:50. Insgesamt sind 65 Typen jeweils mit einer systematischen Skizze und den wichtigsten technischen Daten angeführt. - Einband berieben u. etw. bestoßen. Die letzten Tafeln auf den leeren Rückseiten mit aufgeklebten Papierstreifen u. kl. handschriftl. Einträgen (wurde wohl zwischenzeitlich als Briefmarkenalbum verwendet). - Sehr selten; über KVK nur ein Exemplar in einer französischen Bibliothek nachweisbar. - Vgl. Neuner 479f.; Matschoss 107f. u. Metzeltin, Lokomotive S. 97. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Types des locomotives construites par la Fabrique de machines à Vienne de la société autrichienne J. R. P. des chemins de fer de l‘état. J. Haswell Directeur. 1840-1878, Maschinen-Fabrik der k. k. österr. Staatseisenbahn-Gesellschaft, Eisenbahn, Eisenbahnwesen, Lokomotive, Lokomotiven, Typen, Katalog, Kataloge, Firmenkatalog, Firmenkataloge, Musterbücher, Verkaufskataloge

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        THE OLD B.& M. RAILROAD AHEAD, KEEP IN THE RIGHT LATITUDE, 750,000 ACRES OF THE BEST LANDS FOR SALE. SOUTHERN IOWA AND SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA HAVE THE LARGEST AND FINEST CROPS, THE BEST CLASS OF SETTLERS, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FARMERS, THE BEST AND CHEAPEST LANDS, THE LARGEST CREDITS & LOWEST INTEREST, THE CHEAPEST FARES & FREIGHTS.

      [St. Louis: Gast & Co.], 1878. - First edition. 8vo. Original yellow wrappers, printed in black ink, 36 pp., illustrated, plates, maps. Maps are present on three of the four cover panels. There are four full-page views, "looking southwest from Lincoln, Neb.;" "view in Adams County, south of Hastings, Neb.;" "view on Farmers' Creek, Franklin County, Neb.;" and "Valley of the Big Blue, south of Seward, Neb." About 36,000 acres remain in Southern Iowa, suited for small farms, and they are really promoting the South Platte Country in Nebraska. The Burlington Route advises how to reach this country, railroad lands available for sale, credit and cash terms of sale, and rebates allowed and conditions. Also presents conditions in both Iowa and Nebraska, crops, investment opportunities, climate, livestock, homesteads, state laws, etc. The illustrations depict scenes in both states and covers contain three maps of the area. Lightly soiled along a small portion of the front page edge, else a very good, tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien. Kassel, Fischer, 1878-83. 42 nn. Bll. Mit 33 farb. lithogr. Tafeln. Folio. Grüner, goldgepr. OLwd. (Kanten leicht berieben).

       1878 Nissen 767; Zimmer 514.- Erste Ausgabe des in Lieferungen erschienenen Werkes.- Die Tafeln mit dekorativen, farbkräftigen Papageiendarstellungen.- Vereinzelt minimal fleckig, die ersten 4 Tafeln samt Textblättern mit leichtem Feuchtrand im weißen Kopfsteg.- Die prächtigen Tafeln jeweils mit schützendem Seidenhemdchen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage-Birds - british and foreign

      London/Paris/ New York; Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co, 1878. 448 Seiten, 56 farbige Lithographien, viele SW-Abbildungen im Textum 1878 (Bleistiftdatierung am Titelblatt), Halbleder, Goldprägung, Schnitt marmoriert, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben (am Buchrücken stark, Teile vom Titel-Etikett fehlen), fleckig, Bindung zwischen Bucheinband und Vorsatzblatt gebrochen, Vorsatzblatt fast zur Gänze herausgelöst, ebenso ist die Bindung zwischen Seiten274 und 275 gebrochen, die dazwischen eingefügte Lithographie beginnt sich herauszulösen, Seiten vergilbt und teilw. fleckig, alle Lithos vorhanden, altersgemäß eher guter Zustand, in englischer Sprache Versand D: 9,90 EUR

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        Proceedings of The Society of Biblical Archaeology, 1878 - 1918, 38 Volumes (of 40) and 2 Indexes.

      Society of Biblical Archaeology, London 1878 - Deaccessioned from a theological seminary, this is almost an entire run of this journal, lacking volume 8 for 1886 and volume 25 for 1903. The volumes of 1/2/3 for 1878-1881 are bound in one volume, with volumes 4/5 for 1881-1882 bound in one volume, and volumes 39/40 for 1917-1918 also being bound in one volume. The indexes for volumes 11-20 (1888-1898) and for volumes 21-30 (1899-1908) are also bound into one volume. I don't have the indexes for volumes 1-10 and 31-40. There are a total of 35 books including the indexes. The volumes through 1892 are bound in 3/4 calf with marbled boards. The leather is drying and is partially darkened, with one cover detached, and some covers shaky. The volumes from 1893 and up are bound in matching ivory buckram with red spine labels. The library has their labels on the lower spines, with library stamps on the inner covers, and library blindstamps to the title pages and some additional pages in each volume, and library barcodes on the endpapers. The pages are generally very clean, still crisp, and are tightly bound. The subject matter is very strong on Egyptology and hieroglyphics. This is a heavy set and will be expensive to mail outside the U.S., so please inquire for shipping rates. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Square [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Paris, 26. XII. 1878. - 8vo. 1 1/2 SS. An Comtesse de Merenberg [geb. Puschkin]: „[ ] „Un accès de goutte qui m’a retenu au lit pendant 10 jours m’a empeché de répondre immédiatement à votre lettre. Je vous prie d’ excuser ce retard, mais cela ne m’a pas empeché d’écrire à M Stassioulevitch [ ] le papiers de votre père, qui se trouvant à sa rédaction du „Messager de l Europe" et auquels je comprend bien que vous devez tenir.". - Die Adressatin (1836–1913) ist die Tochter des russischen Dichters und „one of the most charming women of her time". Ungedruckt.

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        The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain; with Their Names, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture, and Physiological Observations

      George Bell and Sons 1878 - Six volumes. Large 8vo's. Bound in original publisher's Victorian full maroon cloth with elaborate blind bordering, gilt titles and floral motif. Spines slightly faded, some corners sightly bumped, and all having some minor fraying and wear to heads of spines. Illustrated with 250 hand coloured plates. Overall a Very Good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ANNALS OF TENNIS

      London, "The Field" Office 346 the Strand, 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, 4to, 255 x 185, 10 x 7¼ inches, title page printed red and black, engraved frontispiece of real tennis, Paris 1632, 45 further illustrations, some full page, on 27 plates, 226 pages including index, rebound in full green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt rackets and balls to upper cover, top edge gilt, brown endpapers. EX LIBRARY COPY from Guildhall Library, with their bookplate on first pastedown and a pale ink withdrawn stamp beneath, presented by Miss D. Marshall to the library, one of Julian Marshall's 3 daughters, Dorothy, signed in pencil on endpaper, pale withdrawn ink stamp to bottom of title page, small stamp to verso of title page, small pale stamps to blank side of all plates and an occasional stamp to lower blank margin, not affecting text, hinges partly split and neatly repaired, inner paper hinges expertly repaired, slight evidence of a library number at bottom of spine, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good rebound copy of the original edition, this is not the reprint. This is the first attempt in English at a general history and description of the game of real tennis. See: Tennis Origins and Mysteries by Malcolm D. Whitman. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Burma Past and Present with Personal Reminiscences of the Country

      London.: Kegan Paul.. 1878.. 2 volumes. Volume I: 6 full page colour plates, 3 full page black and white engravings, 4 black and white text engravings, xiv + 355pp, Some offsetting and foxing on leaf opposite plates, endpapers browned, some occasional foxing but the text and plates are largely very clean. Clipping from The Pioneer Mail December 19, 1888 loosely inserted. Volume II: Colour folding map, 3 full page colour plates, 3 full page black and white engravings, viii + 348pp, appendices. Three repaired tears folding map, one causing a little loss along one fold, the other two closed tears, the larger 19cm in length. Endpapers browned, some occasional foxing. The volumes are bound in nineteenth century half straight-grain morocco bindings, marbled paper covered boards scuffed and faded in places. Autobiography interweaved "with sketches of Burmese history and British relations with Burma. In the process Fytche provides a substantial amount of information on the British administration of Burma, and on the country and its inhabitants. Fytche succeeded Arthur Phayre as chief commissioner of British Burma in 1867 and, the same year, led a mission to the court of Mandalay and successfully negotiated a new commercial treaty with King Mindon. Official documents and memoranda are given in appendixes to volume two, and Appendix C contains Fytche's official narrative of his mission and the text of the treaty." Also in volume two is the Burmese play 'The Silver Hill` first published in Rangoon in 1856. (From Burma. World bibliographical series, 132. Compiled by Patrica M. Herbert.) .

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        Hector Servadac or the Career of a Comet

      370+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and illustrations. Octavo (8 ¼" x 5 ½") bound in original publisher?s red pictorial covers with front and spine lettered and illustrated in gold and black. Rear stamped in blind with decorative border design. Translated by Ellen E Frewer. From the John A Roebling library. (Gallagher, Mistichelli and van Eerde A42) First illustrated American Edition, published simultaneously with the English edition in November 1877 (although dated 1878).The story starts with a comet called Gallia, that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. The disaster occurred on January 1 of the year 188x in the area around Gibraltar. On the territory that was carried away by the comet there remained a total of thirty-six people of French, English, Spanish and Russian nationality. These people did not realize at first what had happened, and considered the collision an earthquake. They first noticed weight loss: Captain Servadac's adjutant Ben Zoof to his amazement, jumped twelve meters high. Zoof with Servadac also soon noticed that the alternation of day and night is shortened to six hours, that east and west changed sides, and that water begins to boil at 66 degrees Celsius, from which they rightly deduced that atmosphere became thinner and pressure dropped. At the beginning of their stay in Gallia they noticed the Earth with the Moon, but thought it was an unknown planet. Other important information was obtained through their research expedition with a ship, which the comet also took. During the voyage they discovered a mountain chain blocking the sea, which they initially considered to be the Mediterranean Sea and then they found the island of Formentera (before the catastrophe a part of the Balearic Islands), where they found a French astronomer Palmyrin Rosette, who helped them to solve all the mysterious phenomena. They were all on the comet which was discovered by Rosette a year ago and predicted a collision course with Earth, but no one believed the astronomer, because a layer of thick fog at the time prevented astronomical observations in other places.The English translation by Ellen E. Frewer, was published in England by Sampson Low (November 1877), and the U.S. by Scribner Armstrong with the title Hector Servadac; Or the Career of a Comet. The Frewer translation alters the text considerably with additions and emendations, paraphrases dialogue, and rearranges material, although the general thread of the story is followed. At the same time George Munro in New York published an anonymous translation in a newspaper format as #43 of his Seaside Library books. This is the only literal translation containing all the dialogue and scientific discussions. Unfortunately the translation stops after Part II Chapter 10, and continues with the Frewer translation. The same year a still different translation by Edward Roth was published in Philadelphia by Claxton, Remsen, and Heffelfinge in two parts. Part I (October, 1877) was entitled To the Sun and Part II (May, 1878) Off on a Comet. This was reprinted in 1895 by David McKay. John Augustus Roebling (born Johann August Röbling; June 12, 1806 ?" July 22, 1869) was a German-born American civil engineer. He designed and built wire rope suspension bridges , in particular the Brooklyn Bridge, which has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Condition: Gift inscription to John Roebling to front end paper. Spine darkened, head and foot of spine chipped, corners exposed, rear hinge cracked else a good copy.

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        The Rhine From its Source to the Sea

      Bickers, London 1878 - Plates, illustrations. Half morocco gilt. Pale foxing, but else a very nice copy. With neat gilt library stamp on spine & front board. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposition universelles. Vues de Paris.

      Paris Blanot 1878 - mit 46 Lith. m. Tonplatte, qu.- 4°, ill. Or.- GLwd. m. Goldprägedr. ( Rücken gekl., st. fl., ber. u. best. ). Die detailliert lithographierten Ansichten von Rivière und anderen. Alle Blätter nahezu fleckenfrei und mit breitem weißen Rand. - Vordere Gelenk gebrochen, im Falz gerissen und alt geklebt. - Trotz der Einbandmängel durchaus noch attraktives Exemplar.

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        The Hand-Book to Arizona, Its Resources, History, Towns, Mines, Ruins, and Scenery [with] Map of Arizona Prepared Specially for R. J. Hinton's Hand Book of Arizona Compiled from Official Maps of Military Division of the Pacific Surveyor General's Office

      San Francisco: Payot, Upham & Company, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. pp. 429, ci (Appendix), 43 (ads), in original flexible red pebbled cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down. 4 maps (2 folding) + plates, illustrations in the text. Bookplate of Miss Nannie Clayton (or Baltimore, MD) on front pastedown, and her signature, dated 1888, on the front flyleaf. An important early Arizona promotional work, accompanied by the large lithograph map (24.5" x 34.5"), which was created for the book but issued separately and is now rarely found with it. The map is linen-backed, but has splits at several folds and some substantive losses. It is currently stored flat, shrinkwrapped on acid-free backing board for stability. This was one of the most detailed maps of the Arizona territory of the time, providing up-to-date information about the location of mines and mining roads, mills, furnaces, telegraph lines, indian reservations and pueblos, settlements, forts, and major landmarks. The proposed routes of the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Texas and Pacific Railroad are shown, and an inset details the existing railroad route from Yuma to Sacramento and San Francisco. Howes H-513; Streeter Sale 525 (map).

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        Hannibal's Man and Other Tales

      The Argus Company, Printers, Albany 1878 - First edition. Octavo. Original beveled edge decorated green cloth. A trifle rubbed, near fine in a good example of the exceptionally rare dustwrapper. The jacket has moderate overall chipping, and has been professionally reinforced internally at the folds but has no other restoration (i.e. paper added). Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell case. Accompanied by a signed note on the stationary of bibliographer and science fiction dealer L.W. Currey loosely inserted: "Regarding Kip's Hannibal's Man (1878), I know of no earlier dust jacket for a science fiction book. L.W. Currey." Mr. Currey also confirmed that he knew of no other jacketed copy of this title. Collects six stories including the title fantasy, several Christmas ghost stories, and the important science fiction novel, "The Secret of Apollonius Septrio," a tale of the evolution of man and the fate of a scientist who discovers a means to prolong human life and suffers a bizarre fate in the far future. According to Barron, *The Guide to Supernatural Fiction* 952: ".one of the most imaginative early science fiction stories of evolution and one-way time travel." *Hannibal's Man* is a fantasy about a couple on vacation in Switzerland who discover a Carthaginian frozen in a glacier; the Carthaginian is revived and visits modern-day Carthage and Rome. He is overly emotional and prone to violence, and wants to buy the man's wife. Eventually, [spoiler alert] the Carthaginian falls into a crevasse and is refrozen. Although considered by some as a fantasy it is referenced in *Bleiler* as a very early "sleeper awakes" story. *Bleiler* 1232, Clareson *Science Fiction in America* 464. An uncommon tile, previously unknown in jacket, and by all evidence the earliest science fiction novel to appear in a dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MONUMENTO A COLON, HISTORIA DE LA VIDA Y VIAJES DE CRISTOBAL COLON, 3 TOMOS

      D. Jaime Seix, Barcelona 1878 - RO60095893: 660 pages pour le tome I, 923 pages pour le tome II et 940 pages pour le tome III. Chromolithographie en frontispice du tome I. Illustrés de nombreuses chromolithographies sur planches hors texte. Reliures rouges à titres et motifs dorés sur les dos et les premiers plats. Epidermures sur les dos. Coins des plats frottés. Vignettes de librairies encollées au dos des plats en pages de garde. Escrita en Francés por el Conde Roselly de Lorgues. 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 dir. de M.R. Padre D. Ramon BULDU. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. remarquable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 460-Langues espagnole et portugaise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EAUX-FORTES POUR ILLUSTRER LES OEUVRES DE ALFRED DE MUSSET - DESSINS DE HENRI PILLE - GRAVES PAR LOUIS MONZIES - 3 SERIES - 2 + 3 + 4 - 2eme SERIE: 10 eaux-fortes COLLATIONNEES - 3eme SERIE: 10 eaux-fortes COLLATIONNEES - 4eme SERIE: 30 eaux-fortes

      LEMERRE ALPHONSE 1878 - RO20188910: 3 SERIES: 10 + 10 + 30 pages - 1 chemise cartonnée rigide à 1 rabat avec 1 crodon en tissu pour le fermer pour chaque serie - 6 photos disponibles. 2eme SERIE: 10 eaux-fortes COLLATIONNEES - 3eme SERIE: 10 eaux-fortes COLLATIONNEES - 4eme SERIE: 30 eaux-fortes COLLATIONNEES. In-8 En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 767-Eaux-fortes [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gold Mines of Midian and the Ruined Midianite Cities

      London: Kegan Paul, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. A fortnight's tour in northwestern Arabia. First ed. 398 pp. Folding map at end. Penzer p 95,96. Burton traveled to the empty quarter of the Arabian peninsula in quest of native towns where King Solomon found gold. Bound in red silky cloth, beveled edges, black deco design on both covers closing gilt letttering. VG+. Former owner's engraved bookplate. Small 1" x 3" book listing pasted inside front cover. Scarce in original cloth in first edition.

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        Petits Conteurs du XVIIIe Siècle. Avec des notices bio-bibliographique par Octave Uzanne. 1. Besenval, Contes 1881. 2. Boufflers, Contes 1878. 3. Caylus, Facétiés 1879. 4. Cazotte, Mille et une fadises . 1880. 5. Crébillon fils, Contes dialogués 1879. 6. Duclos, Contes 1880. 7. Fromaget, Cousin de Mahomet 1882. 8. Godard d Aucour, Contes 1883. 9. Morlière, Angola 1879. 10. Moncrif, Contes 1879. 11. Restif de la Bretonne. Le Pied de Fanchette . 1881. 12. Voisenon, Contes 1878. 12 vol. (Complet).

      Paris, Quantin 1878 - -1883. 8°. 12 Bde. Mit gest. 12 Portraittafeln, 12 gest. Frontispices, 12 gest. Kopfvignetten, 12 gest. Vignetten auf Tafeln und 60 gest. Tafeln nach Poirson, Avril, Dubouchet, Milius, Los Rios et al., gestochen von Mongin, Hanriot, Milius, Los Rios et al., 6 gefaltete Faksimiles, 2 doppelblattgr. Tafeln. Kopfgoldschnitt. Blaues Halbmaroquin (à coins, 5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Les couvertures sont conservées. Einbände signiert: Pagnant. Tirage à petit Nombre sur Hollande. Vicaire II/953-958. Teils minim stockfleckig. Unbeschnitten, aber aufgeschnitten. Non rogné. Sehr schönes Exemplar in praktisch tadellosem Zustand. Trés bel exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Maurice M. Minton, New York 1878 - 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. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A LOS HABITANTES DE CALABAZAR, CEJA DE PABLO, QUEMADO DE GIIINES Y RANCHO VELOZ [caption title]

      [Cuba], 1878. Chip in upper left corner, not affecting text. Small tears in all edges, several repaired by tape on verso. Good. A rare and fascinating Cuban political broadside calling for an end to armed struggle but a beginning to a "struggle for ideas" at the conclusion of Cuba's "Ten Years' War," the battle for independence from Spain that lasted between 1868 and 1878. The broadside is addressed to the residents of the region around the north-central coast of Cuba, some 150 miles east of Havana. The text of the broadside is signed in print by Gabriel Aguilera y Zayas, Secretary of the Partido Union Constitucional (PUC), one of the two main political parties that developed out of the Ten Years' War. The PUC, which was a conservative pro-Spanish party led by prominent Creoles, sought a measure of local political autonomy while favoring continued Spanish control over Cuba. The text exhorts Cubans to partake in the ideological struggle that would succeed the armed rebellion, and urges them not to fall into lethargy but to continue the battle of ideas against radicals seeking independence from Spanish colonial rule. Due to their ephemeral nature, as well as the climate of the Caribbean, any such Cuban broadsides are scarce. No copies of this broadside are located on OCLC. Important evidence of the political factionalism and the strength of pro-Spanish sentiment in Cuba in the late 19th century. Rare, and possibly unique.

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        Königsberger (Frisisch) Haff, map, anno 1878, big size

      Reichsmarineamt, Berlin - Königsberger (Frisisch) Haff, map, anno 1878, big sizeKönigsberger (Frisisch) Haff, map, anno 1878, big size Deutsche Admiralitätskarte, herausgegeben vom Reichsmarineamt Berlin, 1878, "KÖNIGSBERGER HAFF. SPECIALKARTE DER SECTION VII" Vermessen im Hahre 1876, gedruckt auf dickem Papier, alt hinterlegter Einriss in der Mittelfalz. Seltene Admiralitätskarte von Königsberg. Blattmaß: 70 x 110 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 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 (& 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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        La Vigne. Voyage autour des vins de France.

      Plon,, Paris, 1878 - In-4°, 659 pp. Edition originale et premier tirage des illustrations de l'auteur. Avec de nombreuses illustrations : plus de 400 dessins dont un frontispice et 94 compositions à pleine page.Etude physiologique, anecdotique, historique, humoristique et même scientifique.Récit humoristique d'une tournée dans les grands vignobles français par le célèbre caricaturiste. (Vicaire, 87).Tâche d'encre en bordure du premier plat. Intérieur d'une très grande fraîcheur, sans rousseurs. Français [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Okodakiciye Wocekiye Wowapi Kin, Qa Okodakiciyapi Token Wicaqupi Kin... (Common Prayer Book in Dakota Language)

      New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1878. Hardcover. Brown blind embossed boards with gilt on spine. Corners are heavily rubbed and spine ends are missing. Cracks, tears, and some cloth missing along front joint. Cracking along rear hinge with rear board starting. Signatures tight. Red text edges with soil on top edge. Front endpapers glued tight, possibly from repair. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper and a stamp with a star and "Anon." on first free endpaper. Ex-library with marks including the stamp of New York Public Library on verso of title page. Written in pencil on the title page are English notes on the title and contents, and there is one page of church official information on the bookin English. Scarce Dakota language edition of this Book of Common Prayer, published by The New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society for The Indian Commission of the Protestant Espiscopal Church. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 664 pp .

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        HOWDEN & ODBERT'S ATLAS OF WARREN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

      Washington, Pa., 1878. Folio. Contemporary dark brown cloth, gilt-lettered cover, rebacked and recornered in black calf. Several folded maps have minor tears on side, else very good. An impressive atlas for Warren County, Pennsylvania, engraved, lithographed, and printed by Otto Krebs of Pittsburgh. Maps of the several towns and townships in the county are rendered in great detail. The handcolored lithographic plates depict the homes and farms of noteworthy citizens, as well as public buildings and businesses. Of all of the county atlases produced in late 19th-century America (there are many hundreds), only a few had colored plates. It was the custom of the time for salesmen representing the publisher to visit local residents and solicit subscriptions to the project, in return for the depiction of their homes. An informative and finely illustrated work, notable for its colored plates.

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        Switzerland. Its mountains and valleys.

      London, Bickers and Son, 1878, - in-folio, XIV (front., title, table of contents and illustr., introduction) + 487 p. with 418 wood engravings, light spotting in the beginning else a clean copy without stains, full contemporary morocco; spine with raised bands richly gilt, title in red calf lettering piece; both covers richly gilt; gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some use to foot of spine and corners, in all a fine ?heavy? copy. (Binding signed ?Bickers & Son London?). First english edition with the wrong spelling of the name of the author Woldemar Kaden. Fine album on Switzerland and its mountains. Richly illustrated by G. Bauernfeind, A. Braith, Alexander Calame, Arthur Calame, L. Dill, A. E. Disen, Th. v. Eckenbrecher, G. Franz, K. Grob, C. Häberlin, G. Herdtle, H. Herdtle, A. Hertel, E. Heyn, C. Jungheim, A. Kindler, K. Kröner, Diethelm Meyer, Franz Meyerheim, Paul Meyerheim, W. Riefstahl, R. Ritz, C. Roux, Matthias Schmid, Ad. Schrödter, Fr. Specht, B. Vautier, Joh. Zügel all engraved by A. Closs.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2415 (Kaden); cf. Barth 17375 (engl. ed. 1878); Wäber III/100, 1st ed. in english, erschien 1878 in London und New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ch[arle]s Garnier").

      Paris, 3. V. 1878. - Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To an unnamed recipient : "En revenant dernièrement à Paris, je trouve la longue et aimable lettre que vous avez bien voulu m'écrire et que mon inspecteur ne m'avait pas envoyée [ ]. Il aura néanmoins répondu que le dossier [?] que vous deviez faire et vous a dit que ceci dépendait absolument de Mr Halaye. Mais je tiens néanmoins à vous remercier bien tendrement [ ] des bonnes paroles que vous en dîtes [.] et des bonnes idées artistiques que vous exprimez si bien". - On stationery with printed letterhead "Ministère des Travaux publiques, Agence des Travaux du Nouvel Opéra | Bureau de l'Architecte".

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        The illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage-Birds, - british and foreign

      London/Paris/ New York; Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co, 1878 - 448 Seiten, 56 farbige Lithographien, viele SW-Abbildungen im Text um 1878 (Bleistiftdatierung am Titelblatt), Halbleder, Goldprägung, Schnitt marmoriert, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben (am Buchrücken stark, Teile vom Titel-Etikett fehlen), fleckig, Bindung zwischen Bucheinband und Vorsatzblatt gebrochen, Vorsatzblatt fast zur Gänze herausgelöst, ebenso ist die Bindung zwischen Seiten274 und 275 gebrochen, die dazwischen eingefügte Lithographie beginnt sich herauszulösen, Seiten vergilbt und teilw. fleckig, alle Lithos vorhanden, altersgemäß eher guter Zustand, in englischer Sprache Sprache: Englisch Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 40% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1980,00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Victor Hugo").

      Guernsey, 2. X. 1878. - 1 p. on bifolium. 8vo. Unpublished letter of thanks to an unidentified recipient, written during his last stay at his Guernsey house: "Je reçois, Monsieur, votre lettre charmante, et je vous envoie avec empressement ma acceptation de votre livre. Je vous remercie de votre dedicace. J'ai lu avec un intérêt profond vos vers, évidemment conçus dans un plan nouveau que je n'ai point à juger. J'attache le plus grand prix a votre gracieux souvenir, et je vous envoie du fond du coeur tous mes voeux de succés [.]". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        SVIZZERA (LA)

      Treves, Milano 1878 - Pagine: 510 . Illustrazioni: Opera adornata da 382 incisioni e 64 tavole fuori testo protette con velina in parte di Calame Alexandre (1810 - 1864) e Arthur (1843 - 1919) e altri celebri artisti . Formato: in folio . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato originale viola con impressioni e scritte oro . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Copertina sbiadita. Volume splendido, molto ben conservato. Bruniture. Un viaggio romantico nelle valli svizzere accompagnate da raffigurazioni molto dettagliate e incantevoli. . Note epoca: B

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        BODIE AND ESMERALDA BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE REVIVAL OF AFFAIRS IN TWO SINGULARLY INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT MINING DISTRICTS.

      San Francisco. 1878. - 60pp. plus two folding maps. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. A rare pamphlet describing the early history of two California mining districts at the height of their boom. A profitable deposit of gold-bearing ore was discovered in Bodie in 1876, and over the next few years the population soared to 5000-7000. The once small town bustled with activity, boasting as many as sixty-five saloons spread along a one mile strip. With details on more than twenty mines, as well as tunnels, railroad routes, and other information useful for the prospective investor or settler. COWAN, p.671.

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        Genealogisches Handbuch der zur Zeit lebenden raths- und gerichtsfähigen Familien der vormaligen Reichsstadt Nürnberg. Siebente Fortsetzung

      Selbstverlag, Nürnberg 1878 - Leinenband der Zeit, kl.-8°, X, 176 Seiten; , mit Wappenabbildungen und genealogischen Beilagentafeln, Text stellenweise mit genealogischen Ergänzungen, einige Wappendarstellungen mit Zeichenraster INHALT: BEHAIM VON SCHWARZBACH UND KIRCHENSITTENBACH // EBNER VON ESCHENBACH // FÜRER VON HAIMENDORF / GEUDER VON HEROLDSBERG / VON GRUNDHERR ZU ALTENTHANN UND WEIHERHAUS / HALLER VON HALLERSTEIN / HARSDORF VON ENDERNDORF / HOLZSCHUHER VON HARRLACH / VON IMHOFF / KRESS VON KRESSENSTEIN / LÖFFELHOLZ VON COLBERG / OELHAFEN VON SCHÖLLENBACH / PELLER VON SCHOPPERSHOF / VON PRAUN / SCHHEURL VON DEFERSDORF / STROMER VON REICHENBACH / TUCHER VON SIMMELSDORF / VON VOLCKAMER AUF KIRCHENSITTENBACH / WELSER VON NEUHOF / VON WÖLCKERN / VON FURTENBACH AUF REICHENSCHWAND / PETZ VON LICHTENHOF de 385 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THEIR BOTANICAL, HORTICULTURAL, AND POPULAR ASPECTS

      Boston, 1878. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and pebbled cloth, gilt emblem on front boards, spines gilt, raised bands, a.e.g. Very minor foxing and offsetting. Overall very good. Meehan was an Englishman, trained at Kew, who moved to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1853, where he spent the rest of his life running a nursery and editing various gardening periodicals. This is his masterwork, and one of the leading authorities on ferns in America. It is also a notable 19th-century American color plate book, issued by Prang of Boston, the leading chromolithographer of the period. The first volume comprises the entire first series, the second volume contains the second series.

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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      Edition illustrated with drawings by J. Férat, engraved by Barbant.Cardboard with two elephants in a navy blue splendid signed Lenègre, type 1. J. Hetzel Paris 1878 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 370pp. relié

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        Die Geheimwissenschaften Asiens : Die Magie und Wahrsagekunst der Chaldäer. Zwei Theile in in Band

      Costenoble Verlag, Jena 1878 - Verbesserte und vermehrte deutsche Ausgabe, Halblederband der Zeit, 8°, XI, 571 Seiten; Titelblatt gestempelt, Les sciences occultes en Asie (Deutsche Ausgabe) de 950 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! AND OTHER SKETCHES BY MARK TWAIN (First Edition, First Issue)

      Slote, Woodman & Co. (1878), New York - " (1) -140: advertisements pp. (141-142) ; blank leaf. Laid paper. 6" x 4 3/8". On the title-page the author's name is printed in roman. P. 91, line 4, from bottom reads: health offi.could.P. 101: Thirteen lines of text. Green cloth. Undecorated blue-coated end papers. On the terminal paste-down is an illustration of the scrap book measuring about 2" x 2 7/8". Flyleaves. Deposited March 14, 1878." BAL 3378. Inscription on front flyleaf reads: "Lucy T. Hollis Sandy Hook, Conn. May 1878." Head & heel of spine and tips ever so slightly rubbed. Very good+ condition. ; Small Octavo; 140, [2] pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elliot's Books Since 1957]
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        THE ABORIGINES OF VICTORIA. With Notes Relating to the Habits of the Natives of Other Parts of Australia and Tasmania Compiled from Various Sources for the Government of Victoria.

      Melbourne: John Ferres, Govt. Printer. Near Fine. 1878. First Edition. Hard Cover. 1st ed. , 2 Volumes, Vol.1., lxxii, 483 pgs, numerous illusts; large folding map at rear showing some of the areas formerly occupied by the tribes of Victoria. Vol. 2., vi, 456 pgs, many illusts; large folding map of Australia at rear. Original brown cloth (Both Vols) , original endpapers rehinged on Vol. 1, gilt device on front covers of Aboriginal man with boomerang in hand and device on spine showing woman with a child on her shoulders, overall a very nice set. ; 280 x 200mm .

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        Biblia, dat is de Gantsche Heylig Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonycke Boecken des Ouden ende des Nieuwen Testaments. Door last van de Hoogh Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde nederlanden, ende volgens t' besluit van de Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dorddrecht in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de oorspronckelicke Griecksche Tale in onze Nederlantsche getrouwelick overgesett, ende door gemeyne ordre der Nederlantsche Kercken van druckfauten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik, door last van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen in den jare 1773 gekooren, met de noodige daar in gemaakte verandereingen, mitsg

      Amsterdam, J. Brandt en Zoon, en te Haarlem, Johannes Enschedé en Zonen (De Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie) 1878 - 420, 132, 136 folia., (4) 107, 34 (1) p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goud op snede, zilveren hoeken en slot, boekblok geciseleerd, 8° (met rijk bewerkte -grote- hoeken en slot)

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        Gustave Courbet, Notes et Documents Sur sa Vie son Oeuvré, Avec Huit Eaux-Fortes par A.-R. MARTIAL , ET UN DESSIN PAREDOUARD MANET

      SE VEND A PARIS-GRAVE, 1878 - 119 Seiten Nummeriertes Exemplar auf Japan Papier. Hier die Nummer 23 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FOOD FROM THE FAR WEST OR, AMERICAN AGRICULTURE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE BEEF PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION OF DEAD MEAT FROM AMERICA TO GREAT BRITAIN

      William P. Nimmo, 1878. - First edition. 12mo. Original cloth, decorations and titles on front cover in black, and on spine in gold gilt, brown endpapers, xvi, 331 pp., [blank], [4 pp.] of advertising, preface, introduction, index. Herd 1393 says "Scarce." A Merrill Aristocrat of the Cow Country with much emphasis upon the storage and shipping of beef carcasses between the United States and England. There are also two chapters on American Shorthorn Breeding, a chapter on Statistical information, and a chapter on What Science says to the Cattle Feeder. Cosmetic restoration to the spine ends and corners, re-backed with original spine laid down, and a very good, tight copy of a difficult title. Housed in a slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte Baierns." 1. Band (bis 1180) //

      Perthes,, Gotha, 1878 - EA; XXXII,880 Seiten; Interimsbroschur (ein alter, zerstörter Einband wurde entfernt); 8° // Papier leicht gebräunt. Neuer Einband erforderlich. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurt Pflugmacher]
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        THE ANNALS OF TENNIS

      London, "The Field" Office 346 the Strand, 1878.FIRST EDITION 1878, 4to, 255 x 185, 10 x 7¼ inches, title page printed red and black, engraved frontispiece of real tennis, Paris 1632, 45 further illustrations, some full page, on 27 plates, 226 pages including index, rebound in full green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt rackets and balls to upper cover, top edge gilt, brown endpapers. EX LIBRARY COPY from Guildhall Library, with their bookplate on first pastedown and a pale ink withdrawn stamp beneath, presented by Miss D. Marshall to the library, one of Julian Marshall's 3 daughters, Dorothy, signed in pencil on endpaper, pale withdrawn ink stamp to bottom of title page, small stamp to verso of title page, small pale stamps to blank side of all plates and an occasional stamp to lower blank margin, not affecting text, hinges partly split and neatly repaired, inner paper hinges expertly repaired, slight evidence of a library number at bottom of spine, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good rebound copy of the original edition, this is not the reprint. This is the first attempt in English at a general history and description of the game of real tennis. See: Tennis Origins and Mysteries by Malcolm D. Whitman. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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