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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879 Wisden - Rebind with Covers

      1879. Hi, This lot is an 1879 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 16th edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Very Good Condition The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine and also Gerald Brodribb to the front. The covers in the 1879 are of different paper (same as 78) and they always fade and the text is usually hard to read, this 1879 is of the same state but I would say it was a lot better than the average 1879. The covers are very nice and tall, there is some darkness and a mark to the front cover. The rear cover is also in very nice condition just th eusual wear and a mark. No trimming to report, these are very tall books. There is minimal foxing and nice clean white pages. Close to a 9 for the year.

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        The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

      Boston and New York: Lee and Shepard / Charles T. Dillingham, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Also the first in the English language. Title page dated 1880 but actually printed in October of 1879.) Original brown cloth with gilt on spine, black lettering. pp. vi, 271, (ix). Very Good+ condition. A bit of foxing and dust-soiling to edges, light wear to cloth. Erased blue penciled name on title page. A very nice copy of an adventure novel by the French author of Around the World in Eighty Days, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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        Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde. (Einbandtitel: Hand-Atlas der neuen Erdbeschreibung in 100 Blättern). Neu bearbeitet von F. Handtke. Ausgabe in 100 Blättern,

      Glogau, Carl Flemming, 1879 - Titelblatt mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und 100 farbigen Karten, Buchblock gelockert, fehlender Rücken liegt lose bei, insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. In 100 + 4 Karten Spanien / Portugal Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 40x48, braunes HLdr mit goldgeprägter Deckelbeschriftung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studies of Sensation and Event. Poems … Edited Preface and Annotated by Richard Herne Shepherd with Memorial Notices of the Author by Sumner Johns and William James Linton

      London: Pickering, 1879. lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown pebbled cloth. Bookplate of Edmund Gosse, label of Simon Nowell-Smith. Very good (lower inner hinge cracked). lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Ebenezer Jones (1820-1860) grew up in straitened circumstances and worked in a London tea warehouse. He published a volume of verse, Studies of Sensation and Event, in 1843. He died in obscurity."In 1870, however, Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a remarkable article in Notes and Queries which proclaimed Jones's 'vivid disorderly power' and prophesied that his reputation would be revived (Rossetti, 154). Rossetti's passionate, adulatory piece, coming at the height of his fame as a Pre-Raphaelite, renewed public interest in Jones" (ODNB).Inscribed on the first blank, "Edmund W. Gosse, Esq., with the editor's compliments, Chelsea June 8th, 1879"With a copy of Shepherd's pamphlet, Forgotten Books Worth Remembering. A Series of Monographs. No. 1. Studies of Sensation and Event by Ebenezer Jones. [24] pp. Pickering, 1878. Disbound.

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        La fabrication de la soie illustrée. Shanghai, Tien-shih-chai photolithographic works, Guangxu 5 (1879).

      1879 1879 - Tall 8vo. Size: 17 x 27.7 cm. 49 double-folded leaves, in the oriental fashion, resewn. Comprising Chinese title and preface, French title and content followed by 23 double page lithographed illustrations with poems in Chinese accompanied with descriptions in English and French. Original purple silk wrappers decorated in gilt.Gengzhi tu (Pictures of Tilling and Weaving) was originally compiled by Lou Shou in the twelfth century comprising illustrations of rice cultivation and silk manufacturing. It became very popular during the Qing period and a famous version of Gengzhi tu was sponsored by the emperor Kangxi in 1696. Agriculture and silk production held a special place in China and both occupations were regarded as paramount for the well-being of the state. The part about silk manufacturing is here reproduced with lithographed wood cut illustrations. The charming images show the sericulture beginning with washing the eggs, followed by feeding, gathering leaves, selecting cocoons, soaking and unravelling, spinning the woof thread, preparing the warp, weaving, dyeing, making garments, etc. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue of the valauble collection of Oriental Porcelain, Frankenthal and Dresden groups and Handsome cabinets of the late Paul Morren, notaire of Brussels

      Messrs. Christie, Manson Wood, London 1879 - 21 photographs, each tipped onto a seperate sheet. almost all of oriental porcelain. 236 lots. Priced (Total £6,690.19.6). 15 pp. 8vo. 21 Photographs. Crimson half morocco and marbled boards. Very Good 21 photographs, each tipped onto a seperate sheet. almost all of oriental porcelain. 236 lots. Priced (Total £6,690.19.6). 15 pp. 8vo

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        Fortune of the Republic.

      Osgood, Boston 1879 - First edition. Octavo, original publishers cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Miss E.P. Peabody from R.W.E." The recipient Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was a close friend of Emerson's, who tutored Peabody in Greek and were both integral contributors to the Transcendental Movement. She was an American educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States. She also served as the translator for the first English version of a Buddhist scripture which was published in 1844. In near fine condition. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Traite de la paralysie generale des alienes par le docteur Auguste Voisin, medecin de l\'hospice de la Salpetriere [Avec XV planches dessinees d\'apres nature, lithographiees et coloriees. Graphiques, fac-simile].

      Paris ; J. B. Bailliere, 1879. XVI, 540 p. ; 15 pl. Halfleather. Very good. Cover very slightly worn. Clean pages. Versand D: 4,50 EUR

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        Studies of Sensation and Event. Poems ... Edited Preface and Annotated by Richard Herne Shepherd with Memorial Notices of the Author by Sumner Johns and William James Linton

      London: Pickering, 1879. lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown pebbled cloth. Bookplate of Edmund Gosse, label of Simon Nowell-Smith. Very good (lower inner hinge cracked). lxxxiv, 207, [1, ad] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Ebenezer Jones (1820-1860) grew up in straitened circumstances and worked in a London tea warehouse. He published a volume of verse, Studies of Sensation and Event, in 1843. He died in obscurity. "In 1870, however, Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a remarkable article in Notes and Queries which proclaimed Jones's 'vivid disorderly power' and prophesied that his reputation would be revived (Rossetti, 154). Rossetti's passionate, adulatory piece, coming at the height of his fame as a Pre-Raphaelite, renewed public interest in Jones" (ODNB). Inscribed on the first blank, "Edmund W. Gosse, Esq., with the editor's compliments, Chelsea June 8th, 1879" With a copy of Shepherd's pamphlet, Forgotten Books Worth Remembering. A Series of Monographs. No. 1. Studies of Sensation and Event by Ebenezer Jones. [24] pp. Pickering, 1878. Disbound.

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects. Four volumes

      L. Prang & Co.; Chas. Robson & Co., Amer. Nat. History Pub. Co. Limited, Boston, Philadelphia 1879 - 1879 - 1880. Four volumes. Elegant period half morocco and marbled boards by R. W. Smith of New York, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. ix, 192 pp, 48 color plates; v, 200 pp including index, 48 color plates; 196 pp, 48 color plates; 196 pp, 48 color plates, all tissue guards save one present. The bindings are near Fine with some slight to moderate wear on the edges or tips, very tight, the plates are bright with two thirds having light to moderate foxing on the blank edges, one has a small amount of tissue guard adhered to it, that tissue guard has been removed. Small, handsome name plate in each volume. All in all a very nice set in a lovely binding. *** Thomas Meehan was a british-born Botanist and author; and long time editor of Gardener's Monthly (1859-1888) A complete set of both series with all of the plates. Included in Bennett's "Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books". *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879,1880, 1881 Wisden Cricketers Almanack - Facs Parts

      1879. This lot is a set of 3 Wisdens,1879, 1880 and 1881. This books are in paperback form with facsimile spines, covers and odd page. In very good condition, they look very nice indeed.

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        Sahara und Sudan. Ergebnisse sechsjähriger Reisen in Afrika. 3 Bde.

      Berlin, Weidmann 1879-1881 u. Leipzig, Brockhaus 1889. \"gr.-8°. XXII, 748 S., 10 Bll.; XXIV, 790 S., 1 Bl.; Portr., XII, 548 S. Mit insges. 1 Porträt, 29 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 66 Textholzschnitten, 4 lithog. Schrift-Tafeln u. 7 farbigen Faltkarten. OLnBde. mit goldgeprägtem Deckelbild u. Rvergoldung. 2 Rücken rest. (unterlegt), Exlibris des Verlegers Hugo Hölzel.\" \"Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit dem meist fehlenden 3. Band, der nach dem Tode Nachtigals von E. Groddeck erst 1889 herausgegeben wurde. Embacher 215; Henze III,568. - \"\"Diese lange Reise, auf welcher N. [1834-85] als erster Europäer die Länder Tibesti, Borgu u. Wadaï auf eigner Anschauung kennen lernte, u. die uns höchst wichtige Aufschlüsse über Topographie, Ethnographie etc. dieser Gegenden gab, erhob N. zu einem Entdeckungsreisenden ersten Ranges\"\" (Embacher). I: Tripolis, Fezzan, Tibesti und Bornu. II: Borku, Kanem, Bornu und Bagirmi. III: Wadai und Dar-For.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Afrika, Sahara, Lybien, Murzuk, Tibesti, Borku, Wadai, Sahel, Sudan, Gustav Nachtigal, Reise

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        3 Antique Prints-SEA CHART-ENGLAND-THAMES-SCOTLAND-SET-EAST COAST-Imray-1879

      1879 - 3 Antique prints, titled: 'East Coast of England & Scotland Pilot, [ ] 1. The River Thames [ ] 2. The East Coast of England [ ] 3. The East Coast of England and Scotland [ ].' - A set of three highly detailed coastal charts of England and Scotland. Map 1: The estuary of the River Thames and the area north towards Orford. With two insets: the Thames towards London and 'Approach to Harwich'. Map 2: the east coast of England, from Orford to Bridlington. With four insets: 'Yarmouth & Lowestoft Roads', 'Continuation of the River Humber', 'Bridlington Bay' and 'Mouth of the River Humber'. Map 3: the coast of England and Scotland from Bridlington north to the Orkney Islands. With five insets: 'Sunderland', 'Peterhead', 'Leith', 'Hartlepool' and 'River Tyne'. Each of the maps shows detailed depth soundings along the coast, and the locations of shallows, rocks and lighthouses (coloured dots). Some coastal profiles are given, as well as outlines of lighthouses and geographical features. A cautionary notice (printed in red) is pasted onto the second map, as is the inset Yarmouth & Lowestoft Roads. Published by James Imray & Son, 1879. Blue-backed set, joined together. These type of charts are scarse as they were actually used at sea for navigation. Engraving on wove paper. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'James Imray & Son'. Good, given age. Original folds, as issued. All three maps a little browned in the middle fold. Some scattered stains and soiling in the margins and image area. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 104.5 x 69.5 cm. The image size is ca. 101.5 x 65.5 cm. The overall size is ca. 41.1 x 27.4 inch. The image size is ca. 40 x 25.8 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-389

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        Signed photo

      Famous Polish harpsichordist (1879-1959) and pianist, whose performances and recordings greatly helped revive harpsichord music and enjoyment during the 20th century. In 1931, Landowska became the first to record Bach´s Goldberg Variations on the harpshichord. Great photo of her, shown young, mounted on a large size mat, signed by her and dated in 1909. Signed mat is 8 x 12.25 inches (mat), photo is 4.75 x 6.5 inches, inscribed, in excellent condition

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        Hand signed autograph letter by Albert Einstein + COA - Make an Offer

      Albert Einstein TLS, just barely post WWII, with reference to Mark TwainDescription: Einstein Albert 1879 - 1955 Albert Einstein TLS just barely post WWII, with association to Mark Twain. Single page TLS, 8.5" x 11", on Albert Einstein's personal stationary bearing a blind stamp letterhead with his address of "112, Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.". Dated "July 16, 1947", and signed by Albert Einstein as "A. Einstein". Expected folds with faint toning along the right edge. Einstein writes to the President of the Mark Twain Society, Cyril Clemens, declining his invitation to attend a meeting due to poor health. Cyril C. Clemens (1902-1999) founded the International Mark Twain Society in 1923; he was also Twain's third cousin twice removed. Cyril's father, James Ross Clemens, a budding medical student, developed a close rapport with his cousin Mark Twain which began when the London newspapers erroneously reported that the great author had been left destitute in the city. James Ross communicated with Twain via the latter's publisher, offering him aid. Twain replied on March 5, 1897 thanking his relative, and the two became fast friends. The famous story of Twain's premature demise evolved from another journalistic misunderstanding when it was reported that Twain, not his cousin James Ross Clemens, had died of pneumonia. Twain penned a note on the subject that was published in facsimile in Outlook in 1910: "James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago, in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness, the report of my death was an exaggeration." Einstein's 1947 letter to Cyril was written about two years post World War II and is shown below in full: "Thank you very much for your invitation to address your meeting in November. Unfortunately, poor health does not permit me anymore to accept to accept [sic] such invitations." Just a few years prior, at the beginning of World War II, Einstein became the catalyst and "arguably the key stimulus for the U.S. adoption of serious investigations into nuclear weapons on the eve of the U.S. entry into World War II". This fascinating period had a group of Hungarian scientists that included émigré physicist Leo Szilard attempted to alert Washington to ongoing Nazi atomic bomb research. The group's warnings were discounted. Einstein and Szilard, along with other refugees "regarded it as their responsibility to alert Americans to the possibility that German scientists might win the race to build an atomic bomb, and to warn that Hitler would be more than willing to resort to such a weapon." To make certain the U.S. was aware of the danger, in July 1939, a few months before the beginning of World War II in Europe, Szilard and Wigner visited Einstein to explain the possibility of atomic bombs, which Einstein, a pacifist, said he had never considered. He was asked to lend his support by writing a letter, with Szilard, to President Roosevelt, recommending the U.S. pay attention and engage in its own nuclear weapons research. The letter is believed to be "arguably the key stimulus for the U.S. adoption of serious investigations into nuclear weapons on the eve of the U.S. entry into World War II". In addition to the letter, Einstein used his connections with Belgian to get access with a personal envoy to the White House's Oval Office. President Roosevelt could not take the risk of allowing Hitler to possess atomic bombs first. As a result of Einstein's letter and his meetings with Roosevelt, the U.S. entered the "race" to develop the bomb, drawing on its "immense material, financial, and scientific resources" to initiate the Manhattan Project. The U.S. became the only country to successfully develop nuclear weapons during World War II and also remains the only country to have used them in combat, against Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, towards the end of the war. A fantastic signed TLS by Einstein, written about a year before his publication titled "Why Socialism?", where he pronounced the profit motive of a capitalistic society, in conjunction with competition among capitalists, leads to unnecessary cycles of booms and depressions, and ultimately encourages selfishness instead of cooperation. Perhaps Einstein was becoming a budding author, and now with World War II finalized, he found a new personal connection with the legacy author Mark Twain from a bygone era.

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        Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates By Lady Anne Blunt. Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and their Horses by W[ilfrid]. S[cawen]. B[lunt]. With Map and Sketches by the Author.

      London John Murray 1879 - First Edition in Original Cloth, with Plates and a Folding Map BLUNT, Lady Anne. [BLUNT, Wilfrid Scawen, contributor]. Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates. By Lady Anne Blunt. Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and their Horses by W[ilfrid]. S[cawen]. B[lunt]. With Map and Sketches by the Author. London: John Murray, 1879. First edition. Two octavo volumes (7 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 200 x 135 mm). xvii, [3], 346; vii, [3], 283, [1, blank], [32, advertisements] pp. Complete with twelve engraved plates (including two frontispieces), one colored folding map entitled "A Map of the Euphrates District" and a folding chart of Arabian Thoroughbreds. Publisher's full red cloth. Front boards of each volume decoratively stamped with black ink and a gilt figure on a horse. Spines stamped in black and lettered in gilt. Back boards stamped in blind. Top edges uncut. Dark blue coated endpapers. Cloth with some minor dust soiling and rubbing. Spines slightly darkened. Front inner hinge of volume I with hairline crack, front inner hinge of volume II, just starting with hairline crack. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper of volume I. Overall a very good copy. Lady Anne Blunt was a traveller and breeder of Arab horses, and the granddaughter of Lord Byron. "With [her husband] Blunt she travelled extensively in the Middle East: her scientific interests are manifest in the mass of aneroid readings, barometric pressures, and compass bearings in her journal entries of their travels in the Arabian deserts. There she found happiness, and her numerous journals give a fascinating account of their experiences. Written simply as a private daily record, they provide frank insights into every aspect of her life, including her views on the political events in which her husband was involved.In 1882 the Blunts purchased a 37 acre walled garden outside Cairo.ady Anne became fluent in Arabic, and the insights she gained into the people and their customs ensured an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Bedouin and their horses. She also translated original Arab texts, two of which were put into verse by Blunt and published in England. She spent many years compiling a book on Arabian horses, but died just before its completion; happily much of this work is incorporated in the classic work by her daughter, Judith, Lady Wentworth, The Authentic Arabian Horse (1945). Two travel books, The Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates (2 vols., 1879) and Pilgrimage to Nejd (2 vols., 1881), despite appearing under Lady Anne's name, were not written by her. Purporting to be extracts from her journals, whole sections describing their travels were rewritten by Blunt." (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). HBS 67910. $2,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        1879 – 1881 ??. ?????????? ????? ????????? ?. ????????, ?. ??????? ? ?. ??????????. [Plan of the City of Tiflis compiled by the Engineers S. Umanskiy, A. Popov and P. Zamiatnin].

      - 1881 1879 - 42 sheets, including 34 larger and 8 smaller sheets (40 with contemporary hand colour; 2 – B&W); some light soiling. Contemporary calf over brown cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover; slightly rubbed, corners bumped. A large manuscript topographic map of the Georgian capital Tblisi. The Caucasus Topographical Bureau was established in 1853, and yet active mapping of the region began only after 1866, when Iyeronim Stebnitskiy (1832-1897) was appointed head of the Bureau. Work in the region was first undertaken in the northern Caucasus before progressing to the south. The agency's efforts were interrupted by the Russo-Turkish War in 1877 – 1878, when most of its employees were relocated to the basin of the Black Sea, charged with the task of researching the territories newly occupied by the Russian army. The plan offered here was produced following the end of the war, when the Bureau was able to return to its routine work. It is drawn on 42 sheets to a scale of 1:2000 and shows the whole city of Tiflis (now Tblisi), centering on the Mt'k'vari River, with all the topographical details, including the relief, streets and buildings. The sheets are numbered with corresponding rows and columns so that they can be assembled into a single, large wall map. This manuscript plan is almost identical to the "Plan of the City of Tiflis with Surroundings" published by Il'in in Saint-Petersburg in 1887 and was likely used as the basis for this later work. Russian manuscript plans of this scale and quality are very rare, especially in good condition and largely complete, as here. Produced for official use, the majority of them remained in state archives and libraries. Istoricheskiy ocherk deyatelnosti korpusa voennykh topografov v [ ] v 1855 – 1880 gg. (Skt. Peterburg, 1880), p.74.

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        Autograph letter signed. N. p., 8. X. 1879.

      1879. Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To one Mr. Benedick, whom he sends cigars: "Wir beide rauchen nur 7xr [Kreuzer] Cigarren u. fühlen uns wohl dabei. Ich sende Dir anbei eine Kleinigkeit von meinem Vorrath und bitte Dich dieselben anzunehmen [...]". - On stationery with printed letterhead of the "k. k. Hofburgtheater-Regie". - Fol. 2 with pencil calculations and small label.

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        L'exposition universelle de 1878 illustrée

      First illustrated edition of 87 woodcuts, with a descriptive text of De Vandières. Calmann Lévy Paris 1879 In folio (31x44,5cm) 159pp. relié

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        The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation (Mahâbhinihskramana).

      London: Trübner & Co.,, 1879. Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (as Told in verse by an Indian Buddhist). Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Early 20th-century navy morocco by De Sauty, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, boards panelled in gilt with elaborate floral tooling to front, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 12 original pen-and-ink watercolours in the text signed Bourdin Joints splitting with front joint repaired, chip from leather at the tail, internally fine, overall a very good copy. First edition of Arnold's poetic biography of Gautama Buddha, a unique copy finely extra-illustrated with twelve original watercolours in the text, several highlighted in gilt, and each signed "F. Bourdin", most likely Frederic Bourdin who produced illustrations for early 20th-century editions of Balzac and Stendhal. The binder Alfred de Sauty, son of a distinguished engineer, gave up engineering for bookbinding. Although he was not apprenticed in the trade, he worked as a finisher at Rivière and designer for the Hampstead Bindery before starting on his own. For some years he taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In 1908, he emigrated to the United States, where he managed the hand bindery of R. R. Connelly in Chicago. "In 1879 Arnold published The Light of Asia, a versified account of the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism... It proved to be tremendously popular; there were sixty editions in England and eighty in America, and translations were numerous" (ODNB). The first edition is not common, and this unique copy with its orientalist illustrations is very pleasing.

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        Four-page autograph letter signed

      Khartoum, Sudan: March 12, 1879. An important letter on the construction of an overland telegraph line through Africa to Samuel Canning (1823-1908), a pioneer in submarine telegraphy and telegraphic engineer. Folio, 4 pages, written on rectos only; previous central fold, else very good. An important letter written while Gordon was governor-general of the Soudan and engaged in the suppressing of the slave trade and the improvement of communications in the region. Gordon acknowledges the receipt of a letter from Canning on the construction of an overland telegraph line through Africa, and a Royal Geographical Society pamphlet on the same subject: "You ask me if I would recommend to the Egyptian Government, a convention, with a Company, on the basis of the terms alluded to by Mr. Geigler (and Geigler Pasha). I presume you want my outspoken opinion...A Company for any such work requires some certain advantages. They do not enter into a scheme like this for love of the Negro or for exploration purposes. Therefore, let me ask you, do you think, even if Egypt made the line up to Uganda, from the north, could the Company make the line up to Uganda, from the south. Even if you did make the line, are you sure of keeping it safe, except with an armed force...I doubt entirely, in spite of all the explorers have written, that you could do either one or the other without an armed force. The explorers say this king will do this or that, but they have only the words to go on...I am to recommend to the Egyptian Govt. with respect to the extension of the Egyptian line, to Uganda. I would support this extension on the terms which Geigler Pasha has mentioned...I should wish to see a lot of penal clauses put in which might bring in the Egyptian Govt. the reproaches of the Counsel General...I would prefer the following scheme, which would not compromise Egypt: 1. that the Company should take all receipts for a term of ___ years, from Khartoum southward, and vice-versa, allowing the Egyptian officials ... to telegraph free, from stations in Egyptian territory. 2. that the Egyptian Govt. should supply half the cost of labour...By this means, Egypt would avoid any chance of interference, by the Company, of by the Counsel General...There is no doubt that if the line from the South up to Uganda is not made, then the line from Khartoum to Uganda could be of no use..."

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        TRUTHS ABOUT WHISKY.

      London, printed by Sutton Sharpe and Co, 145 Queen Victoria Street, E.C. 1879. SECOND EDITION 1879. 8vo, approximately 215 x 145 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 4 folding tinted lithographs of Dublin Distilleries, pages: vi, [1], 1-103, [10]= adverts etc. original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to covers and decoration in black, spine blank, original yellow endpapers. Slight rubbing and shelf wear to binding, 2 pale spots to upper cover, occasional dusty mark to margins, otherwise a very good clean copy.

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        British Fresh Water Fishes. Illustrated with a coloured Figure of each Species drawn from Nature by A.F.Lydon and numerous Engravings.

      London / Edinburgh and Dublin, William Mackenzie, (1879). - Folio. XXVI, 204 pages with 41 stunning full-page lithographs in colour. Wonderful recent half leather binding with new endpapers applied. Excellent condition. Extraordinary beautiful publication with quite some romance applied to the pages opposing the colourful illustrations. Here we find the localities where one can catch the illustrated fish, beautifully depicted by skillful artists. [Freeman 1782 / Nissen ZBI 2009 / Wood page 391] The coloured, chromolithographic plates of the fish and the facing, picturesque Vignettes are as follows: 1 - Perch / 2 - Ruffe and Miller's Thumb (Vignette: On the Avon, Strensham Reach) / 3 - Sticklebacks (Vignette: Easdale, Grasmere) / 4 - Carp (Vignette: On the Brathay) / 5 - Crucian Carp and Prussian Carp (Vignette: Breddgelert, North Wales) / 6. Golden and Bronze Carp (Vignette: On the Avon) / 7. Gudgeon and Barbel (Vignette: On the Thames) / 8. Roach (Vignette: On the Hodder) / 9. Chub (Vignette: On the Lea) / 10. Graining and Dace (Vignette: Pont Aberglaslyn, North Wales) / 11. Azurine, Dobule and Rudd, or Red-Eye (Vignette: On the Dart) / 12. Tench (On the Thames) / 13. Golden Tench / 14. Common Bream (Vignette: Rydal Water) / 15. Pomeranian Bream and White Bream or Breamflat (Vignette: On the Thames, near Eton) / 16. Spined Loach, Minnow, Loach and Bleak (Vignette: On the Derwent) / 17. Allis Shad and Twaite Shad (Vignette: On the Wye) / 18. Pike (Vignette: On the Doon) / 19. Salmon (Male) (Vignette: On the Tweed) / 20. Salmon Trout (On the Dee, Scotland) / 21. Salmon Trout (Var) / 22. Sewen (Vignette: River Scene, Aberglaslyn) / 23. Bull Trout (Vignette: River Scene, Langdale) /24. Galway Sea Trout (Vignette: On the Dargle) / 25. Short-Headed Salmon (On the Devon, Scotland) / 26. Common Trout (On the Trout Stream - Driffield) / 27. Black-Finned Trout (On the Llugwy, North Wales) / 28. Grilled, or Young Salmon / 29. Lochleven Trout (Vignette: Loch Katrine - Ellen's Isle) / 30. Gillaroo Trout (Vignette: Loch Awe) / 31. Great Lake Trout (Vignette: Pass of Leny) / 32. Windermere Charr, Cole's Charr and Gray's Charr (Vignette: Windermere) / 33. Torgoch and Alpine Charr (Vignette: River Scene ar Pont-y-Cyffing)/ 34. Loch Killin Charr (On the Wye) / 35. Vendace, Gwyniad and Grayling (Vignette: On the Dart, Lover's Leap)/ 36. Pollan and Powan (Vignette: The Wye, from Goodrich Castle) / 37. Young Trout, Salmon Parr and Smelt (Vignette: At Cleeve, on the Thames) / 38. Burbot, Eel-Pout (On the Wharpe) / 39. Sturgeon (On the Dee) / 40. Sharp-Nosed Eel and Broad-Nosed Eel (Vignette: Eel Bucks on the Thames) / 41. Sea-Lamprey, Lampern, Planer's Lamprey and Pride (Vignette: At Scalby Mill, near Scarborough) /

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        Sir Gibbie: A Novel

      New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, cloth issue. (Apparently issued alongside a more common wrappered issue. Shaberman 64.) 210, (6) pp. Original dark purple cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very Good+ condition. Faint tidemark on upper corner of terminals. Former owner's bookplate on front paste down. Light, easily-erasable pencil inscription on first blank page from 1904 detailing this copy's ownership history; owner's small stamp on page facing title page. Small slit to paste down along gutter. Text clean. A nice copy that presents well.

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        Sämmtliche Werke und Handschriftlicher Nachlaß. Erste kritische Gesammt-Ausgabe

      Sauerländischer Verlag 1879 Sauerländischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1879. CLXXX, 472 Seiten mit 2 Stahlstichen, Halbleder auf 5 Schmuckbunden mit 2 goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Kopfgoldschnitt (gering fleckig)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Literatur 17. - 20.Jahrhundert

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes (2 vol set)

      Published by William Mackenzie, London, 1879, 1st edition. Two volume set. Brown cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, gilt and black decoration to spine and front cover. Bevelled edges. Aeg. 14.75ins x 11ins, volume one: xxvi, 92pp plus 20 full page tissue guarded colour plates. Volume two: [iv], pps 93 to 204 plus 21 full page tissue guarded colour plates. Also b&w chapter heading illustrations of river scenes. The plates were drawn by A.F. Lydon. Previous owners name to half title of each volume. Top & bottom of spines worn. Corners very worn - loss of cloth. Contents VG, boards G+.

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        Photographic Views of Lynn, Mass., with Historical Sketches from 1629 to 1879 ; also, A List of Enterprising Business Houses

      Heal, Josiah W., Lynn [ Massachusetts ] 1879 - First Edition. Not paginated. Oblong. 12 x 9 inches. 49 leaves affixed to binding structure with linen hinges. New leather spine and corners over original cloth boards gilt. Front pastedown is additional advertising, rear pastedown is blank. About half the leaves have significant dampstaining (the lightest at the foreedges and only marginal, the worst extending about 1/3 into the text or photograph portion of the page) Image quality varies, the worst being the photograph of Lydia Pinkham's building which is badly spotted. One leaf is printed on a different paper stock, in partial color and with slightly smaller page dimensions. Boards. There are at least two works with this title. 1) [ as here ] with 24 albumen illustrations and many additional pages of business advertisements. 2) A photograph album with 23 glazed collotype images with rounded corners, captions, and surrounded by decorative borders but with no advertisements. Both contain images by photographer C.E. Cook. Interestingly some content appears to be different.The present example contains forty nine leaves (98 pages) plus an additional page of advertising affixed to the front pastedown. Of these, 24 pages are albumen photographs with captions (but no decorative borders and square corners). There are 4 pages of information about Lynn and it's statistics/goverance. The balance (aside from the photographs) are advertisements for local firms - some full page, some as small as a business card. Some advertisements are two color, with a few pages full color productions.OCLC/Worldcat notes eight examples with [71] pages, [24] pages of plates (or 95 pages total). This example, with 99 pages total, would be the "most complete" version at least according to Worldcat descriptions. One page is an avertisement with a photograph of a building owned by the publisher Josiah W. Heal, noting that he is heading west, and desires to sell the building at a good price, not something a publisher would likely waste money on printing for very long. A substantial and impressive undertaking for such a localized area.Scarce in the marketplace. Charles Wood 2003 catalog for 3,500 noting "These 'booster books' were never common; this is the first one I have seen on the market in at least a decade." In addition to his example, Swann's in 2014 for 4,750 (noting 34 images). Both were in better condition than the example offered here. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Roland Furieux. Poème héroïque.

      Hachette Et Cie, Paris 1879 - Cartonnage éditeur grand in-folio ( 440x330 mm ) pleine percaline rouge richement ornée de décors or et noir, avec titre doré sur le dos.Plaque signée A. Souze.Coiffe supérieure en partie absente et 1 mors en partie recollé, belle plaque bien conservée.VIII, 658 pages.Traduit par A.-J. du Pays.Illustrations par Gustave Doré. Notice bibliographique. Chant premier à Chant quarante-sixième. Notes. Table alphabétique des noms cités. Table des gravures. Illustrés. Doré

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        A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch

      Printed for the Author by W.F. Schneider, Cleveland, Ohio 1879 - First edition. 124pp. Red-brown cloth stamped in black and gold. Some mottling to the boards, else a near fine copy. Autobiographical account by a New York-born child of slaves who became an evangelist and antislavery lecturer. Foote spoke against the institution of slavery employing her faith as the basis for her beliefs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum; Author's Edition. Revised, Enlarged, Newly Illustrated, and Written up to December, 1878, by the Author

      Buffalo: The Courier Company, 1879. Hardcover. Good. Inscribed on front flyleaf in light pencil by Barnum "With the author's compliments / 1879/ P.T. Barnum." Original pebbled navy cloth with copper spine lettering. Author's edition. Illustrated with 33 woodcuts. Former owner's name and info follow on next blank page. Good+ overall with cloth frayed at head, tips exposed, front hinge starting, spine lettering rubbed. Not a bad copy. Signed by the famous promoter, politician, and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus. An inveterate self-mythologizer, Barnum excelled at the genre of memoir (not surprisingly) and this book was a runaway bestseller, going through many editions.

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        Plastischer Schul-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 24 Karten nach Reliefs und Zeichnungen. Ausgabe D.

      Leipzig P Eckerlein 1879 - Mit 24 farbigen Karten, darunter 22 dreidimensionale Karten in plastischem Prägedruck. 1 nn. Bl. 32,5 x 27,5 cm. Blindgeprägter brauner Original-Halblederband (Rücken erneuert, Ränder etwas verfärbt) mit schwarzem Deckeltitel. (086). Espenhorst II, 1117 ff. - Erste Ausgabe. - Seltener Schulatlas mit Erdteilkarten, verschiedenen Deutschlandkarten einer Karte der Alpen sowie Karten mehrerer europäischer Staaten. Die Karten sind im, um 1830 entwickelten, Geomontographie genannten, Prägeverfahren hergestellt. - Schwach gebräunt und nur minimal fleckig. - Schönes Exemplar. - Lose beiliegend: 2 x 3 Blanko-Relief-Karten (Deutschland und Spanien) der einfacheren Ausgaben A, B und C des Atlas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DOLLHOUSE Et Dukkehjem

      Gyldendalske Boghandel 1879 - Gyldendalske Boghandel, Kobenhavn (Copenhagen) 1879. First Edition / First Printing. First Edition of The Dollhouse, Et Dukkehjem. Swedish Language. Includes: Gengangere (Ghosts), En Folkefiende (A People of the People), Vildanden (Wild Man), Rosmersholm. Professionally rebound in leather. Marbled endpaper. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, tight spine, light spots, shelf wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes.

      1879 1879 - 2 vols. London: Mackenzie [1879]. With textual illustrations and 41 colourplates depicting each species drawn from nature by A.F. Lydon together with textual engravings, all with tissue guards. Folio. XXVI + 204 pp. Well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in contemporary halfleather with goldprint on the weakly faded spines. * One of the most beautiful late Victorian books on British fishes. The excellent plates are by Frank Lydon who also drew the plates for Couch's work on fishes. The book treats the natural history of various species of fishes, amongst which are many salmons, that are known to occur in the rivers, lakes, and ponds of the British Isles. "The high sales figures achieved by many popular Victorian natural history books were largely proportional to the quantity and quality of the pictures in them. Victorians, too, liked pretty pictures. without A.F. Lydon's colour-printed plates, few would have been willing to discover what natural curiosities the Rev. W. Houghton and his offspring encountered on their walks in the country and by the seaside" [Dance p. 206].

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        Photographic Views of Lynn, Mass., with Historical Sketches from 1629 to 1879 ; also, A List of Enterprising Business Houses

      Lynn [ Massachusetts ]: Heal, Josiah W., 1879. First Edition. Boards. Good. First Edition. Not paginated. Oblong. 12 x 9 inches. 49 leaves affixed to binding structure with linen hinges. New leather spine and corners over original cloth boards gilt. Front pastedown is additional advertising, rear pastedown is blank. About half the leaves have significant dampstaining (the lightest at the foreedges and only marginal, the worst extending about 1/3 into the text or photograph portion of the page) Image quality varies, the worst being the photograph of Lydia Pinkham's building which is badly spotted. One leaf is printed on a different paper stock, in partial color and with slightly smaller page dimensions. Boards. There are at least two works with this title. 1) [ as here ] with 24 albumen illustrations and many additional pages of business advertisements. 2) A photograph album with 23 glazed collotype images with rounded corners, captions, and surrounded by decorative borders but with no advertisements. Both contain images by photographer C.E. Cook. Interestingly some content appears to be different. The present example contains forty nine leaves (98 pages) plus an additional page of advertising affixed to the front pastedown. Of these, 24 pages are albumen photographs with captions (but no decorative borders and square corners). There are 4 pages of information about Lynn and it's statistics/goverance. The balance (aside from the photographs) are advertisements for local firms - some full page, some as small as a business card. Some advertisements are two color, with a few pages full color productions. OCLC/Worldcat notes eight examples with [71] pages, [24] pages of plates (or 95 pages total). This example, with 99 pages total, would be the "most complete" version at least according to Worldcat descriptions. One page is an avertisement with a photograph of a building owned by the publisher Josiah W. Heal, noting that he is heading west, and desires to sell the building at a good price, not something a publisher would likely waste money on printing for very long. A substantial and impressive undertaking for such a localized area. Scarce in the marketplace. Charles Wood 2003 catalog for 3,500 noting "These 'booster books' were never common; this is the first one I have seen on the market in at least a decade." In addition to his example, Swann's in 2014 for 4,750 (noting 34 images). Both were in better condition than the example offered here.

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        North of Lake Nyassa

      [with] Extracts of Diary of Voyage to North-West of Nyassa in the "Herga". Journal for the Society of Arts, vol. XXVII. 4 annotated pencil sketches. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, worn & slightly soiled, tears to upper wrapper & spine repaired, in quarter green morocco drop-back box, spine gilt. 239-248pp. London, February 14,

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        Discours parlementaires de M. Thiers.

      - Paris. Calmann Lévy. 1879-1889. 16 volumes in-8, plein maroquin rouge, triple filets dorés en encadrement, chiffre doré au Général Charlemagne à chaque angle, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches dorées, doublure de maroquin bleu, frise dorée en encadrement. Reliures signées Chambolle-Duru. Exemplaire sur Hollande à grandes marges. Envoi autographe signé sur le faux-titre : "A Mr le Général Charlemagne. En souvenir de Monsieur Thiers. El(ise). Thiers". Envoi d'Elise Dosne-Thiers, femme d'Adolphe, qui mourut en 1877. Ces Discours parlementaires, publiés par le sénateur Calmon, recouvre la majeure partie du XIXème (1830 à 1877). Chaque discours est précédé "d'une notice dans laquelle nous avons cherché à résumer, d'une façon aussi succincte et aussi exacte que possible, les circonstances au milieu desquelles ils ont été dits, les faits qu'ils concernent, les arguments auxquels ils répondent"."Député, il est le principal soutien du cabinet; ministre, il en est le principal orateur et ne discute pas seulement des matières relatives au département dont la direction lui est confiée; il prend part à tous les débats importants sur la politique intérieure et extérieure, sur les finances, l'administration municipale et départementale, les travaux publics, l'armée, sur les questions commerciales, sur celles de droit public et de droit international. Ses discours sont des modèles de clarté, de méthode, de savoir théorique et pratique, de bon sens, et chaque jour grandit son autorité comme orateur et comme homme d'Etat". ". son discours sur la loi des associations en mai 1834., sa réponse sur l'indemnisation américaine en avril 1835, son improvisation sur l'alliance anglaise en juin 1836, resteront parmi les chefs d'oeuvre de l'éloquence française". Le Général Charlemagne (1819-1896) fit une grande partie de sa carrière en Algérie, où il commandera le 8ème Hussards. Il fut promu Général de Brigade lors de la guerre de 1870, et terminera Inspecteur Général de Cavalerie. L'ensemble est composé de 15 volumes de Discours et d'un seizime volume de tables, permettant une consultation aisée. Très bel exemplaire, sans aucun doute le plus désirable que l'on puisse trouver! 168 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Naval

      , 1879-1891. 1879-1891. The Log of the cutter "Ileen," 106 pages, 9" by 14", bound in brown leather. "ILEEN" in gilt lettering on cover; "LOG/BOOK/ILEEN/F.G." in gilt lettering on spine. Fred Gebhart owned the cutter "Ileen." "Capt Lynch" written in pencil on the first page by the cutter's captain, Thomas Lynch, a very poor speller. The entries are lightly penned. Original spelling.First entry: "New York towards the east Sat. June the 7 1890. At 12.30 P.M. got under way From New York Bound on a cruze…At 7 30 went into Huntington wind lite and came to Anker at 12 M…June the 8 Hunting. Bay At 520 AM got underway…at 1 P.M. came to Anker in Black Rock harbor. 4 fathames water. At 420 got under way bound to New York…" The "Ileen" got to New York on June 10th then came to anchor at "White Stone" at 1:15 AM June 11th. There are entries every day about the weather and the wind, with notes such as "All hands to work on Rigen," "All hands imployed," "All hands at work making covers fore gun and ruder," "All hands imployed in ships duty," "All hands imployed fiting fenders fore points men imployed puting in ice house," and "All hands on shore washing cloths." Still at White Stone on July 20, 1890: "At 10.20 got under way with Mr Weston, Mr. Schiler, Mr. Stenesson And three Ladys on Board And went to city Island. Came to Anker at city Island had Lunch on Board. At 12.15 got under way. At 3.11 Bound to Larch mont came to Anker at Larch mont at 4.20 Mr. Skyler Left yacht went to New York At 745 got under way Bound to White Stone. Mr. Stenesson Left Ileen went on Board Mr. Westons yacht Bound to Shelter Island. At 12 midnite came to Anker at White Stone." The "Ileen" docked at Whitestone until July 26th: "at 5.20 got under way with Mr. Weston and one other gentle man Bound to Larchmont. At 7 P.M. came to Anker at Larch mont." Leaving Larchmont at 8:10 A.M., July 31st, the "Ileen" returned to Whitestone at 11:05 A.M. remaining there until August 5th when she return to Larchmont and, on August 6th, to Whitestone. On August 7, 1890, the "Ileen" left Whitestone at 8:30 A.M., for New York "at 10.40 took tug Boat went to 26 St. East River came to Anker at 12.30 P.M." Left at 6:10 P.M. for City Island, docking there until August 10th. The "Ileen" anchored at New York (August 11-12), then went to Long Island Sound bound for Newport, Rhode Island, arriving on August 15th. Leaving on the 19th, she headed for Narragansett Pier, arriving August 20th. From the Log: "Sat. Naragansett Piear Aug the 23 this day Fine Plesant wether with hevy see Raling in on the Breach. At 10 A.M. got underway to sale A Race with the sloop yacht Theates. Around the Bell Buoy At the south west point of Block Island 32 Nautecul miles out. And Back. Ileen wone the Race By 11 minuets 14 sec wind East By south to south." From "The New York Times,' August 31, 1890: "Narragansett Pier, Aug. 30. - A most remarkable exodus began immediately after the close of the exciting tennis matches…Paul Stevenson's yacht Thetis and Fred Gebhart's cutter Ileen had an exciting race to Block Island and return Saturday, the Ileen, sailed by Capt. Thomas Lynch, winning by 13 minutes." The race was part of the festivities held to coincide with the U.S. National Singles Championship for Men held at the Newport Casino, Newport, Rhode Island, since August 1881. All but the men's singles champion had been decided by the end of August 1890. On September 3, 1890, Oliver S. Campbell of Brooklyn, New York, won the 1890 Single Championship of America, defeating Henry W. Slocum, Jr., the 1888 and 1889 champion. At 19 years, six months, and nine days, Campbell was the youngest men's singles champion, a record he held for 100 years. On September 9, 1990, 100 years and 6 days later, Pete Sampras won his first U.S. Singles title at 19 years, 28 days. Campbell won again in 1891 and 1892. The "Ileen" then sailed to Dutch Island in Narragansett Bay, then to Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, back to Newport and Vineyard Haven on September 4, 1890. Returning to 26th Street in New York on September 10th, the "Ileen" sailed to "Clifton Staten Island," West Point, Tarrytown, and New York City where she docked at 35th Street from September 16th to October 2nd. The last entry of 1890 was October 6th at City Island. The next page begins City Island, July 10, 1891, with entries from New York until September 25th when the "Ileen" headed back to Newport (September 26th to October 1st). On the next page, in another hand, is a "List of vesels Built in Naran River By John sandars." Listed are five schooners and eleven sloops. Very good condition.The 1879 log book "Express" is mostly a voyage from Stonington to Cape Horn and back. Several loose documents are folded inside the cloth, hand stitched cover, including bills of lading, letters, customs documents, etc. A few log entries with uncorrected spelling: "30 June 1879 / First part brisk winds from NE and fine weather Stearing SSW with all sail set at 7PM while some of the men ware fooling Jo King [?] got over board let the schooner come to the wind and lowered the Boat but could not save him it being quite rough." "27 July 1879 / First part brisk winds from ESE and fine weather stearing SSW with all sail set saw a few finn Back Whales." "24 August, 1879 / In the Straits of Magellan." "7 Sept 1879 / Last part airs and pleasant weather at Anchor in Fortiscue Bay got a Boat load of Wood some gees and Ducks."2 Oct 1879 / Last part calm with thick rainey weather one Boat went guning Shot one Otter saw a few fur seals." 18 Nov 1879 / ...the wind light and a very bad Sea on. The Worst looking place i ever got in sight of is outside." "2 Dec 1879 / First part light winds from W with fine weather at 2 PM the Boats came on board from the Rock with 32 skins lept off and went in to Saturday Harbor and came to Anchor in 5 faths. Water Big Anchor 30 faths Chain. Beemed the skins." 30 March 1880 / Middle and Last parts strong breeze from ENE with fair weather Stearing NNW with all sail set so roughf that we cannot do Work on the riging the Schooner making a considerable water and Blowing the Salt Binds bad." First two sections of the text block are loose. Covers held together by cloth hand stitched to form a jacket. Exterior and binding is in fair condition. Log interior is in very good condition.

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        From Kulja, across the Tian Shan to Lob-Nor.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. Nikolai Mikhailovich Przheval'skii (1839-88) was a Russian geographer and explorer. His expeditions => extensively contributed to Europe's knowledge of Central Asia and advanced the study of the region's geography, fauna, and flora, earning him the Founder's Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 1879, as well as a breed of horse named in his honor. In his second expedition to Central Asia (1876-77), documented here, Przheval'skii traveled through Kulja, today called Yining, to Lop Nur, although the ultimate goal of reaching Lhasa was not achieved due to an illness and worsening relations with China. For this => first English edition, English explorer Edward Delmar Morgan translated the account of the trek and Thomas Douglas Forsyth provided an introduction. The volume includes => two color folding maps; the larger shows Przheval'skii's journey through South Asia in 1877 and the smaller one depicts the "comparison between Chinese and Prejevalsky's geography from tracings by Baron Richthofen." Evidence of Readership: On the title-page, beside the author's name, "London 5/11/88 -- Telegram death of Col. Prejevalsky while on expedition to Thibet." Occasionally, an inked or penciled mark or number in a margin. Provenance: On verso of title-page, signature of M. Holzmann and (in a different hand) "C.J.M. 5944." Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

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        Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing; one of 750 copies in the first printing. Very Good with scratches to front cover, light rubbing to cloth at corners and spine ends, spine cloth slightly darkened. Light shelf lean. Inner hinges professionally repaired. Small binder ticket to rear paste down, small bookseller ticket to front paste down. Tipped in sheet at front with previous owner gift inscription; faded previous owner details to preliminary blank page. Pages toned. A nice copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published work, which is considered to be a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.

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