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        Ravenna. Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878.

      Thomas Shrimpton 1878 - Wilde's first work in book form in very collectable condition: tight and clean, with no loose pages, not showing any fading, pen-marks, inscriptions or stamps, just the lower edge of the slender backstrip ever so slightly rubbed or edge worn and a few very mild signs of handling to the upper-cover. Note: apart from the superior condition this copy is also the first issue of the first edition, thus the original grey-green printed wrappers and title-page both bear the Oxford crest. A very decent copy indeed, no wrinkling, chips or creases, and so one of the best of its kind available. Comes with a custom made wrapper protector and slipcase. Mason 301. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Prior Books Ltd]
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        CODE MUSULMAN (Rite Malékite - Statut réel). Texte arabe et nouvelle traduction par N. Seignette.

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

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        Ölgemälde: Schneebedeckter Wald im Abendlicht.

       Ausdrucksstarkes Ölgemälde des 1878 in Hasbach ( Schwaben ) geborenen und 1949 verstorbenen Künstlers. Öl auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt: Bildmaß: 67 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) / Rahmenmaß: 73 x 67 cm. Gezeigt wird ein schneebedeckter, winterlicher Laubwald ( u.a. Birken ). Rechts unten mit Otto Miller signiert, undatiert - offenbar um 1913 gemalt. Verso auf dem Rahmen oben unleserlich bezeichnet mit *Wald im Abendlicht*, unten verso am Rahmen mit handschriftlicher Notiz von alter Hand ( teils unleserlich ) *...dankbar zum Abschied 20. 8. 1913*. Der Rahmen mit kleinen Abplatzungen, ansonsten guter, farbfrischer Zustand, die Leinwand verso fleckig. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei größeren Ölgemälden leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbst organisierter Abtransport, hier ist kein Versand möglich ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Miller, Miller-Diflo, Ölgemälde, Gemälde, Wald, Winterwald, Schnee, Winter, Wald, Google

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        Les petits Bollandistes. Vies des saints de l\'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament (17 tomes) - Tome 1 à 14: Du 1er au 26 Janvier - Du 1er Décembre au 31 Décembre/ Tome 15: Vénérables et Personnes mortes en odeur de Sainteté/ Tome 16: Vies de Notre-Seigneur et de la Sainte Vierge - Années chrétienne - Fêtes mobiles/ Tome 17: Appendices et Tables Générales.

      Bar-le-Duc/ Bloud et Barral Libraires; 1878. 7-ième édition revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée, je Band ca. 700 Seiten; chaque tome à 700 pages; Gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Werk stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; Orig.Halbleder; KOMPLETTPREIS für 17 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; FRANZÖSISCH!! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Iconographie der Land- & Süsswasser - Mollusken

      - VI. Band. Erste bis dritte Lieferung und Vierte bis sechste Lieferung in 2 Mappen. Schwarze Ausgabe. mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der europäischen noch nicht abgebildeten Arten, fortgesetzt von Dr. W. Kobelt. 1878/79. 48 und 49-157 S. gr.8. mit 15 und 13 Litho-Tafeln. (alle Tafeln in der Lieferung 1-3 obere Ecke geknickt). lose in einer Halbleinen-Mappe. (Titelblätter verblichen)(Mappen etwas fleckig)(Rü unten und oben ca. 2 cm eingerissen).2 Mappen zusammen Bild vom Einband. Kreidels. Wiesbaden. 1879. Mit Gebrauchsspuren/Used condition. Mappe/no cover. Sprache: deutsch/german. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clivia Mueller]
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        Ravenna

      Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton, 1878. First. paperback. very good(+). Recited in The Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878. 16p., grey-green wrappers, faded at the edges, with one short closed tear, and a tiny chip at the lower corner. Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton, 1878 The Newdigate Prize Poem. First issue of Wilde's first book, with the crest on the front wrapper & title page, and autographed- "with the author's compliments". As with the other very small number of inscribed copies, this one has a vertical crease down the middle as if once folded to fit in the pocket of someone who attended the reading. Now housed in a half morocco slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Für die ganz Kleinen.

      - Stuttgart: W. Nitzschke, [1878]. 4to, pictorial chromolithographed thick leaves comprising 26 plates of images. Original boards, modern cloth backstrip. A very good copy of a great rarity. First edition. First demonstrative picture book by Meggendorfer, an "absolute rarity" (Krahe, Spielwelt). No copy in North America or the UK; four copies in Europe (all Germany). No copy listed on ABPC; one copy in European auction records (Ketterer Kunst 2011). Note: one image in the book is dated "1878"; also, at the front is an image lettered "ABC" and, as the book is 26 pages (each page perhaps with a common denominator that is self-evident in German), it is perhaps an ABC book itself.Krahe 45. - Krahe, Spielwelt 43 und S. 38-39, S. 180 (mit Abbildung). - Ries S. 710, 1. "Erste Ausgabe. - Erstes Anschauungsbilderbuch Meggendorfers, eine "besondere Raritat" (Krahe, Spielwelt). - Das bunte Allerlei des Bilderbuches "erweist sich als bildliches Inventarverzeichnis, mit dessen Hilfe sich fast das gesamte Werk Meggendorfers aufschlusseln lasst . Igel, Eule, Eichhornchen, Schildkrote, Krebs, Salamander, Lowe, Elefant und Ziegenbock an der Futterkrippe, sie alle tauchen im Lauf der kommenden Jahre erneut als lebende Bilder auf . Auch die Musikinstrumente werden der Reihe nach hervorgeholt, angefangen beim Piano, das der Klavierspieler in den Lebenden Bildern bearbeitet, bis hin zum Horn, mit dem das 'Gigerl' sein Abendkonzert veranstaltet. Alles war von Anfang an da, und es blieb uber die lange Zeitspanne seines Wirkens immer gegenwartig" (Krahe, Spielwelt)." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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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. 1. Auflage 119 Seiten Halbledereinband, Nummeriertes Exemplar auf Japan Papier. Hier die Nummer 23

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinicke]
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        Album artistico della citta' d'Asti eseguito dal fotografo Vittorio Ecclesia con brevi illustrazioni di G. B. Longo ed E Maggiora-Vergano 1878

      Stabilimento Tipo-Litografico G. Dresco, Asti 1878 - Album in 8 oblungo rilegato in p. tl. edit. verde scuro con titolo oro impresso a secco al p. anteriore entro cornice con fregi contenente 16 fotografie all'albumina con bordi stondatiÂcm 23 x 17,5 ca. (misura della sola fotografia)Âmontate su cartoncino entro cornicetta raffiguranti vari scorci della citta' di Asti. Ogni fotografia e' accompagnata da un foglio seguente con un testo che descrive le principali caratteristiche del luogo o del monumento fotografato. Sono ritratti: Asti a volo d'uccello; Chiesa cattedrale (veduta di scorcio); Chiesa cattedrale (veduta a Mezzogiorno); chiesa cattedrale (interno); antico battistero di San Pietro (interno); chiesa di San Secondo e palazzo municipale; chiesa di San Martino; chiesa di S. Caterina (opera pia del Michelerio); Santuario della beata Vergine del Portone; veduta generale di piazza Alfieri; veduta parziale di piazza Alfieri; monumento a Vittorio Alfieri; palazzo ove nacque Vittorio Alfieri; palazzo di Bellino e Ottolenghi; antico teatro municiaple e osservatorio Porcelli; stabilimento della societa' enologica astigiana. Vittorio Ecclesia nacque a Pieve di Scalenghe nel 1847, mori' ad Asti nel 1928. Gia' a nove anni lavorava in bottega presso un fotografo di Torino. Nel 1870 si trasferi' ad Asti dove apri' uno studio fotografico in via San MartinoÂ10, lo studio Ecclesia,Âche diventera' poi Fotografia Alfieri. Ecclesia, fra i piu' importantiÂfotografi piemontesi dell'Ottocento, realizzo' lavori fra i quali la campagna fotografica dei castelli valdostaniÂe le foto del borgo medievale di Torino. ITA

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        Life and Education of Laura Dewey Bridgman, the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Girl

      Boston: New England Publishing Company, 1878. Cloth. Near Fine. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY MARY SWIFT LAMSON TO HER PASTOR on the front blank endpaper. A very sharp, well-preserved copy to boot of the 1878 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in its chocolate-brown cloth, with bright, completely unflecked gilt-lettering and rule along the front panel and spine. Thick 12mo, 373 pgs. Also includes a laid-in leaf with Laura Dewey Bridgman's presumably printed pencil signature.

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        Lettre de Londres évoquant son père Claude MONET

      - MONET Michel (Vétheuil 1878 - Vernon 1966), Deuxième fils de Claude MONET et Camille DONCIEUX Lettre autographe signée, adressée à Alice Monet (Hoschedé) restée à Giverny. Londres S. W, 92 Bramfield Road (hiver 1900); 1 page ½ in-8°. Lettre pleine de tendresse de Michel Monet à sa seconde mère. Il lui donne des nouvelles de son père Claude Monet et l’entretient de sa vie à Londres. «Maman chérie, Vite quelques mots avant que je n’aille retrouver Monet au Savoy. Hier j’ai été déjeuné avec lui et vers 4 heures je suis rentré à Wanawork C. Le soir je comptais me sortir mais avec le mauvais temps pour changer j’ai du rester chez les Darby à lire. Samedi soir, comme j’étais tout seul et que je ne savais que faire j’ai été à l’Empire. J’espère que vous avez passé une bonne journée hier ( ). Il demande si Jean-Pierre, son fils, est passé la voir et poursuit : « Monet n’a pas encore écrit à M. Millum et comme je le vois tous les jours à London je ne puis travailler. Ce matin il fait même un temps affreux et d’une tristesse peu ordinaire. Merci beaucoup de la bonne lettre de samedi. Et Jean-Pierre a-t-il mon nouveau mot ? Adieu ma chère maman. Mille bons baisers pour toi et Germaine (fille d’Alice Hoschedé). Ton Michel qui t’aime » En février 1900, Monet retourne à Londres capter les brumes sur la Tamise. Il s’installe au Savoy Hotel, depuis sa chambre, il exécute une série de toiles du parlement et des ponts de Waterloo et Charing Cross. La guerre des Boers fait l’actualité du moment, le gouvernement d’Emile Loubet est plutôt favorable aux Boers, les français sont mal vus à Londres, Monet s’en inquiète. Il retrouve Michel, logé chez les Darby, venu perfectionner son anglais. Monet constate avec amertume qu’il est plus souvent à la patinoire ou sur un vélo que dans ses livres.

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        Bjørger. Fortælling af Knud Pedersen Hamsund. Trykt af Alb. Fr. Knudsen. Eget forlag,

      Bodø 1878. 124, [1] s. Samtidig fint skb. Øvre del av ytre fremre fals med en svak brist. Samtidig, eller litt nyere, ex libris (Hjalmar Lundbohm) på forsats. Samtidige stempler (H. Sundems Boghandel, Oscar Fredriksen, Bodö) på smusstittel- og tittelbl. Siste blanke blad skåret ut. For øvrig, noe tett beskåret. Likvel, et tiltalende eksemplar

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et particulièrement en physiologie et en médecine (précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu succéssivement à Pierre Janet, puis à Jean Delay)

      Paris, Masson et Cie 1878 - Petit in-4° relié pleine percaline éditeur, (4), XIX, (1), 673 et (3) pages. Signalons que les exemplaires avec la reliure originale de l'éditeur couleur rouille sont très rares, ayant été tirés à peu d'exemplaire. Cet exemplaire est de plus dans un état proche du neuf. Précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu succéssivement à Pierre Janet, puis à Jean Delay. Pierre Janet est le plus grand psychiatre français du XX° siècle et meilleur élève de Charcot avec le cachet gras de bibliothèque reproduisant sa signature olographe sur la page de titre. Jean Delay est un psychiatre très important de la deuxième moitié du XX° siècle, co-inventeur du premier neuroleptique moderne, la chlorpromazine. Première édition, rare, de cet ouvrage capital qui forme l'aboutissement des travaux de médecine appliquée de Marey sur la transcription dans un langage objectif, scientifique et neutre des phénomènes physiologiques et sensorielles : "la méthode graphique [.] saisit des nuances qui échapperaient aux autres moyens d'observation [et] traduit les phases de la marche d'un phénomène avec une clarté que le langage ne possède pas". Cette publication constitue aussi un tournant : à partir de 1880, les recherches de Marey porteront principalement sur l'invention de l'image animée, sur la captation et la retranscription de corps en mouvement. Ainsi, lors de sa réédition, en 1885, le présent texte fut augmenté d'un supplément "sur le développement de la méthode graphique par la photographie". Plus de 340 figures gravées sur bois dans le texte d'appareils, de courbes et de tracés montrent l'utilisation de nouveaux appareils, entre autres inventés par Marey, servant pour des mesures physiologiques ou médicales. - - - Small 4to connected full percaline editor (4), X (1), and 673 (3) pages. Note that the copies with the original binding of the rust color editor are very rare, having been drawn to some exemplary. This copy is more in a near new condition. Precious copy that belonged successively to Janet and Jean Delay. Janet is the largest French psychiatrist of the twentieth century and the best student of Charcot with the library fatty holographic stamp reproducing his signature on the title page. Jean Delay is an important psychiatrist the second half of the twentieth century, co-inventor of the first modern antipsychotic chlorpromazine. First edition, rare, this important work which forms the culmination of applied medicine works Marey on transcription in a target language, scientific and neutral physiological and sensory phenomena: [.] "The graphical method captures nuances that escape other means of observation [and] reflects the phases of the operation of a phenomenon with clarity that the language does not have. " This publication is also a turning point in 1880, Marey's research will focus on the invention of the moving picture, on the capture and the transcript of moving bodies. Thus, at its reissue in 1885, this text was increased by a supplement "on the development of the graphical method by photography." More than 340 figures engraved on wood in the device text, curves and plots show the use of new devices, among others invented by Marey, serving for physiological or medical measures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Inland Voyage.

      London: C. Kegan Paul 1878., 1878. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Octavo, pp.x; 237; [1], imprint. Frontispiece by Walter Crane. Original pale blue cloth, pictorially blocked in gilt and black, coated brown endpapers, in a near-comtemporary leather-spined box. Some spotting to first and final leaves, a little browning to extremities of binding, spine panel toned. A very good copy of an important travel book, being the author's first work to be published in a book-form edition (his few previous publications were pamphlets or private printings). An account of the fledgling writer's arduous canoe journey from Antwerp to Brussels and on to France via the Oise River, during which he was suspected of being a Prussian spy by the French authorities. Later famed for adventure books such as Treasure Island and Kindnapped, Stevenson first came to attention as a travel writer with this volume, closely followed by Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), which is considered a pioneering classic of outdoor literature. Prideaux [1].

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

      Kjobenhavn (Kopenhagen), Commission Hos E. Jespersen. 1878-1907 4°. Textband mit 360 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Tafelband mit 33 Tafeln mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Halbledereinbände mit Lederecken Zustand: Einband berieben, sonst sehr gut Versand D: 5,00 EUR [Dänemark, Nordsee, Fisch , Fischkunde]

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        è åœ‹åœ°èªŒç•¥è« å°„è 圖 四. [Bankoku chishi-ryaku ansha yaku-zu 4]. [Atlas of the General Topography of the World for Easy Learning ].

      Okamoto Keisuke å ¡æœ æ 介. Meiji 11. [1878]. - Edited by Hihara Shōzō 日原昌é€. Folded Japanese coloured copper engraved map of North America including Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and the Carribean Islands, sheet measures 34 x 36.cm, in yellow paper covered folder 15 x 10cm. Paper title label on spine. Colour a little out of register at boundaries. Two red seals of a prior owner lower left of map, two seals read éè—¤[Endo]??(two characters are illegible). Two lines of handwriting on the lower cover of folder read "Ya ma she lo mu pa" the meaning of which is unclear but may mean "Yamashiro mura (Yamashiro village), the second line is "Endo day saburo" is likely to have been the owner of this map. This map is based on Mitchell's New School Atlas ミツチル氏ノ『ニウ ゠゠ール アトム゠ and Cornell's Companion Atlas to High School Geography ゠ルネル氏ノ『゠ムパニオム アトム゠』Cornell's Companion Atlas to High School Geography. Each state is named however it was decided not to include the names of cities, mountains, and rivers to make it easier for young people to learn the strange American names!

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        The Works of Thomas de Quincey

      Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black 1878 - A uniformly bound collection of the essays of Thomas de Quincey. With plates throughout,Âas well asÂaÂfold-out facsimile manuscript,Âthe set contains: Confessions of an Opium-Eater, Recollections of the Lakes and Lake Poets Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey, Last Days of Immanuel Kant and other Writing, The English Mail Coach and other writings, Dr Samuel Parr or Whiggism in its Relations to Literature and other writings, Richard Bentley and other writings, Protestantism and Other Essays, Leaders in Literature with a Notice of Traditional Errors affecting Them, The Caesars and Other Papers, Style and Rhetoric and Other papers, Coleridge and Opium-Eating and other writings, Speculations Literary and Philosophic, The Art of Conversation and Other Papers, Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803, Biographies of Shakespeare, Pope, Goethe and Schiller and on the Political Parties of Modern England, and the supplementary volumeÂSuspiria de Profundis. Confessions of an English Opium-EaterÂ(1821) is an autobiographical account about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. ÂThe ConfessionsÂwas the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight. . . The ConfessionsÂmaintained a place of primacy in De Quincey's literary output, and his literary reputation, from its first publication; it went through countless editions, with only occasional intervals of a few years, and was often translated. Since there was little systematic study of narcotics until long after his death, De Quincey's account assumed an authoritative status and actually dominated the scientific and public views of the effects of opium for several generations. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoniette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. ÂThese works come directly from the sale of the Titley Court estate. Complete in sixteen volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally quite smart, there is wear to the extremities, joints, boards and backstrips, with cocking to spines and strain to the hinges. Internally, the pages are generally firmly bound, though there are instances of strain to certain areas and some detached endpages to the eight volume, and are generally bright and clean throughout, with some occasional spotting and light foxing to the endpages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNDER THE WINDOW

      - GREENAWAY,KATE. UNDER THE WINDOW: pictures and rhymes for children. London: George Routledge & Sons, NY 416 Broome St., no date [1878]. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2", green glazed pictorial boards, blue spine, blue endpapers, yellow edges. ligh edgewear and hinge rubbing, half-title quite foxed else VG+. 1st edition. (Schuster 201-1a) with beautiful color illustrations engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY SARAH ORNE JEWETT, THE AMERICAN AUTHOR, HER COPY! A nice association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Ontario . maps made from actual surveys by and under the supervision of by C.R. Allen, Civil Engineer

      J. H. Meacham & Co. [Engraved by Worley & Bracher, printed by F. Bourquin. Philadelphia], Toronto 1878 - (17 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches). Engraved title, numerous maps and plans (hand-coloured), views and portraits, printed on both sides of each sheet from pages 20 through 97 (plus two general maps preceding the county ones). Contemporary half morocco over cloth covered boards, upper cover lettered in gilt Provenance: L. B. Stinson (inked stamps) Scarce Canadian county atlas, with numerous maps and views. Devoted to Frontenac, Lennox and Addington counties in Ontario, this atlas includes over fifty maps and town plans, and nearly a hundred views of houses, farms and businesses, and portraits of the counties' inhabitants. The preliminary text provides a historical sketch of the region and the "Patron's Directory" in the rear includes places of residence, occupation, place of birth and year settled in each of the counties treated. As with most 19th century county atlases, the work was published strictly by subscription. Given the relatively small size of the county in terms of population, the atlas would not have been published in a large print run, resulting in its rarity today. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record . in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Hastings and Prince Edward Ont[ario]

      H. Belden & Co. [lithographed by Toronto Lith. Co.], Toronto 1878 - (17 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches). Engraved title, numerous maps, views and portraits, printed recto and verso on 84 numbered pages, the maps hand-coloured. Publisher's black morocco backed cloth covered boards, upper cover decoratively titled in gilt Provenance: Thomas Sarles (inscription dated 1878) Scarce Canadian county atlas, with numerous maps and views. Devoted to Hastings and Prince Edward counties in Ontario (roughly half way between Toronto and Ottawa, with the latter and the southern portion of the former on Lake Ontario), this atlas includes fifty maps and town plans, nearly a hundred views of houses, farms and businesses, and over 50 portraits of the counties' inhabitants. The preliminary text provides a historical sketch of the region and the "Patron's Directory" in the rear includes places of residence, occupation, place of birth and year settled in each of the counties treated. The original owner of this example, Thomas Sarles, is listed within the Patron Directory, as a Canadian-born farmer in Rawdon Township; his inscription reveals that he paid $12.50 for the atlas. As with most 19th century county atlases, the work was published strictly by subscription. Given the relatively small size of the county in terms of population, the atlas would not have been published in a large print run, resulting in its rarity today. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record . in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRINCIPES DE DROIT CIVIL - 14 VOLUMES EN 14 TOMES - 20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27+28+29+30+31+32+33 / debut de la tomaison T.1 à T.20 sous le N°RO20203163

      DURAND A et PEDONE-LAURIEL 1878 - RO20206606: 14 VOLUMES EN 14 TOMES: Environs 600 pages par volume - plats et contre-plats jaspés - dos à 4 nerfs tres frottés - coiffes abimées - 1 etiquette collée au dos de chaque volume - auteur, filet, titre, tomaison, titre de chaque tomaison dorés au dos - debut de la tomaison T.1 à T.20 sous le N°RO20203163. 20. obligations delits - 21 + 22 + 23.contrat de mariage - 24. de la vente - 25.du louange des choses et d'ouvrage - 26. du louange d'ouvrage, societe du pret - 27. du pret, du depot, du mandat - 28.du mandat, du cautionnement, de l'antichrese - 29 + 30 + . des privileges et hypotheques - 31. des hypotheques, des privileges - 32. de la prescription - 33. tables. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 346-Droit privé, civil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vogelbilder aus fernen Zonen. Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Papageien. Allen Naturfreunden, insbesondere den Liebhabern ausländischer Stubenvögel und Besuchern zoologischer Gärten. Gewidmet von Dr. Ant. Reichenow. Aquarelle von G. Mützel.

      Verlag von Theodor Fischer, Kassel 1878 - 1. u. einzige Auflage. Kassel, Verlag von Theodor Fischer, 1878-1883. 40x29 cm. 6 n.n. Blatt (Titel, Vorwort, Inhalt u. Verzeichnis der Arten), 66 n.n. S. Tafelerläuterungen, 8 S. Nachträge und Berichtigungen. Mit 33 Farblithographierten Tafeln. Grüner OLn.-Bd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken u. Deckeltitel sowie reicher schwarz- und goldgeprägter ornamentaler Deckelverzierung. Erstausgabe. First Edition. - Nissen IVB 767. - Zimmer S. 514. - Wood S. 532. - Sitwell Fine Bird Books S. 133. - Die 33 lithographierten Tafeln mit 258 Papageiendarstellungen nach Zeichnungen von G. Mützel, der sich schon als Hauptillustrator von Brehm s Tierleben ein Denkmal gesetzt hatte, alle in leuchtendem kolorit der Zeit. Gliederung nach Ursprung und Spezies "Aus dem Urwalde des Tropischen Amerika; Von Carolina bis Patagonien; Die Australische Region; Kakadus; Edelsittiche, Aus den Tropen Afrika's; In den Gummiwäldern Australien's; An den Ufern des Amazonenstormes; Stumpfschwanzpapageien; Arten auf Neu-Guinea; Rabenkakadus, Plattschweifsittiche, Keilschwanzsittiche; Singsittiche; Rothschwanzsittiche; Buntschwanzpapageien; Edelpapageien; Aus den Pampas Südamerikas's; Keilschwanzloris, Breitschwanzloris etc.". Mit einem "Systematischen Verzeichniss aller bekannten Papageien, zugleich Index der abgebildeten und beschriebenen Arten". Im Nachtrag finden sich weitere 127 "noch fehlende Arten". Mit wissenschaftlicher Klassifizierung und Bezeichnung der lateinischen, deutschen, engischen und französischen Namen. - Die Tafeln in ausgezeichnetem frischem und leuchtendem Handkolorit, hergestellt in der Werkstatt von Theodor Fischer in Kassel. - (Kapitale und Ecken minimal berieben). - Die Tafeln und der Text sind aussergewöhnlich sauber und frisch. - In diesem Zustand selten. Sprache: Deutsch Grüner OLn.-Bd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken u. Deckeltitel sowie reicher schwarz- und goldgeprägter ornamentaler Deckelverzierung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SEOLA.

      Lee & Shepard [Boston], Charles T. Dillingham [New York]. 1878. (1878: Lee & Shepard).. 1st edition. 251pp. 16mo. Dark green cloth with gilt-lettered & decorated spine. Dark brown endpapers. Title page has a presentation from the author's daughter ('For my dear Mrs. Speed from her admiring and affectionate friend Julie Burnett Stevens - Boston Mass Nov. 8, 1921. And fate was kind!'). Julie Burnett Smith Stevens, the wife of Boston attorney Oliver Crocker Stevens, was the daughter of the author and ex-governor of Vermont, John Gregory Smith. Regarded by some as science fiction, and by others (some Jehovah's Witnesses in particular) as a religious revelation by a fallen angel to the author. The book presents an account of the conditions on earth prior to the Biblical flood. Bottom 2' of the spine a little darkened, top edge dusty, a minor bump & a little wear along the edge of the back cover o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE SCAN.

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        Königsberg. 11 Fotografien von A. Michalki, Königsberg auf festem Karton.

      A. Michalki,, Königsberg, 1878 - Königsberg, A. Michalki, 1878 und 1879. Ca. 6 x 9,5 cm. Albuminabzüge auf Karton. U.a.: Albertus-Universität, Kant-Denkmal an seinem ersten Platz, Schloss, Schloss-Ostseite mit Unfriedtbau, alte Börse am Pregel, Schlossteichbrücke, Hafen. Rückseitig mit gedruckter Adresse des Fotografen "A. Michalki, Königsberg i. Pr., Münz-Strasse 28", datiert 1878 und 1879. Teils leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Noticias historicas de la Nueva Espana (or) Tratado del descubrimiento de las Yndias y su conquista, y los ritos y sacrificios, y costumbres de los yndios' y de los virreyes y gobernadores, que las han gobernado, especialmente en la Nueva Espana...

      Madrid: Imprenta de Manuel G. Hernandez, 1878. First edition. Folio, pp xxiv, 392, [+ 1 page of errata]. The editor has placed his own name on the title page, and his own title. Suarez de Peralta's title reads: "Tratado del descubrimiento de las Indias y su conquesta, y los ritos y sacrificios, y costumbres de los indios; y de los virreyes y gobernadores, que las han gobernado, especialmente en la Nueva Espana, y del suceso del Marques del Valle, segundo, Don Martin Cortes: del rebelion que se le inputo y de las justicias y muertes que hizieron en Mexico los Juezes comisarios que para ello fueron por su magestad; y del rompimiento de los ingleses, y del principio que tuvo Francisco Draque para ser declarado enemigo." Suarez de Peralta belonged to the family of Cortes' first wife, and was said to be of moorish descent. He was born in Mexico and with his brother engaged in wheat mills and real estate. He is known to have gone to Spain in 1579 and to have died there, sometime after 1590. His book is notable, both for his own first hand knowledge of the events he describes, but also his use of other original sources. This is the first edition. He wrote as well a treatise on horsemanship. Uncommon on the market, as only two copies are show at auction in over 50 years.This copy is INSCRIBED by the editor, Justo Zaragoza, to Edward E[verett] Hale, of "Man Without a Country " fame. Palau 379560: not in Sabin. In a contemporary binding, ex-library of Fr. Joseph Gleason, two call numbers in text. Very nice copy in three quarter contemporary morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles. .

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        On The Surgery of the Face

      J. & A. Churchill, London, London 1878 - Originally sold by James Maclehose and Sons, 61 St. Vincent St., Glasgow; their small bookseller's label to top left of front pastedown. Glasgow University Library bookplate to center of front pastedown hand-dated 1883. Some small white spots from likely removal of a smaller sticker to bottom of that front pastedown, otherwise the original dark brown endpapers and hinges pristine. In the original dark brown cloth binding with gold gilt titles to spine and small paper label near heel of spine; "very good." Comprising the Lettsomian Lectures delivered during the session 1877-1878. An all-original first printing in original boards & binding; 170 pp. including index, followed by a 15-page catalog of the publisher's other offerings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.

      London: Wm. H. Allen, , 1878. Including some Additions to the History of the Second Sikh War, from Original Sources. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, elaborate panelling in black to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. 5 maps, one of them folding. A little rubbed, minor chipping and splitting head and tail of the spine, hinges neatly repaired, pale toning, but overall a very good copy. First edition, uncommon just 6 locations on Copac, OCLC adds 15. "The objective of this work is to supply from original and official sources, information on some points of interest, which have not been fully explained either in the Despatches relating to the Punjab campaign, or in other sources [also] review[ing] the current of events from the death of Ranjeet Singh to the period in question Â… There is detail about the battles of Ramnagar, Chillianwalla, and Gujrat" (Chopra). Lawrence-Archer, (1823-89),was gazetted Second-Lieutenant in the 39th Foot Regiment in December 1840, and served with the 24th Foot Regiment throughout the Punjab Campaign in 1848-9, seeing action at the latter of the two battle noted above. He went on half-pay as a Captain in January 1869 and remained on the half-pay list until his death in February 1889. He spent his later years in the composition of a range of historical and genealogical works. Ownership inscription of the marquess of Anglesey dated 1966 to the front free endpaper, contemporary ownership inscription of Major N.I. Foster verso.

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        The Life of Yakoob Beg;

      London: W.H. Allen & Co.,, 1878. Athalik Ghazi, and Badaulet, Ameer of Kashgar. Octavo. Original red cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down, title gilt to spine, blind panelling to the boards, dun surface-paper endpapers. Folding coloured map frontispiece. A little rubbed at the extremities, perhaps a quarter of an inch lacking head and tail of the spine, hinges slightly cracked, light toning, overall a very good copy. First edition of this uncommon life of this "remarkable Muslim adventurer" (Hopkirk, The Great Game, p322) from Piskent, Kokand - now Uzbekistan - who became ruler of Kashgaria. He signed treaties of amity and commerce with both Russia and Britain, but crucially failed to get them to support him against the Chinese. He died in 1877, after his army had been routed by the Emperor's invasion force - "whose leisurely progress included the planting and harvesting of its own crops", taking three years to reach Kashgar - most likely the victim of a poison plot; "Four of Yakoob's sons and two of his grandsons fell into the hands of the Chinese. One son was beheaded, one grandson died, and the rest were sentenced to be castrated and sent as slaves to the soldiers on the Amoor" (Giles, A Chinese Biographical Dictionary). The author was one of the founders, and first editor, of the Asiatic Quarterly Review, and a leading publicist of Empire and Asian affairs.

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        Illustrirtes Conchylienbuch.

      Bauer & Raspe., Nürnberg. 1878 - Nürnberg. Bauer & Raspe. 1878. XVI. 391 Seiten, 112 Tafeln. Originalhalbleinenbände. In sehr gutem flecken- und anmerkungsfreiem Zustand. In sehr gutem flecken- und anmerkungsfreiem Zustand.

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        The Gold-Mines of Midian and the Ruined Midianite Cities: A Fortnight's Tour in North-Western Arabia

      Kegan Paul, London 1878 - folding map, xvi, 395, [5]p. plus [32]p. publisher's advertisements dated 1,78. Original red cloth with beveled edges which has been rebacked with most of original backstrip mounted. Cloth worn through at corners. Minor foxing. Bookplate (Buddle Atkinson). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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