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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wisden Shop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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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        [Manuscript letter concerning articles for 'Good Words' magazine on the Great Indian Famine of 1876-78].

      4th June 1879. MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF 'GOOD WORDS'. Written in black ink to half a side of folded headed note paper. Editor's remarks written in red ink to the facing side of the page, slotted into a paper mount including a typed transcription of the letter.Light browning and discolouration to paper edges and fold. Very good indeed. The 'Lady with the Lamp' here enquires whether Dr. Norman MacLeod, Editor of 'Good Words' magazine, would like two articles for his July and August issues giving an account of the Great Famine in Bombay Presidency, which is estimated to have killed five and a half million people throughout the affected regions between 1876 and 1878.

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        Stanford's Large Scale Map of Afghanistan

      Stanford, London 1879 - showing the new British Frontiers according to the treaty of Gandamak. Folding linen backed map colored in outline. Orig cover & label. 32.25 x 37.75 in. 24 mi to the in. Fine. Oxus River south to Sind and Persia to Kashmir. Nice map. Hatchuring shows good representation of mountain ranges. Oct 1, 1879 London Stanford.

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        Sämmtliche Werke und Handschriftlicher Nachlaß. Erste kritische Gesammt-Ausgabe

      Sauerländischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1879. CLXXX, 472 Seiten mit 2 Stahlstichen, Halbleder auf 5 Schmuckbunden mit 2 goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Kopfgoldschnitt (gering fleckig)

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        'English Sporting Guns, Volume 1'. A cloth-bound volume containing twelve trade catalogues of firearms and accessories

      The item comes from the working library of W.E. Ekins and Son, gunmakers and gunsmiths in Adelaide from 1879 to 1969. The catalogues date from the late 1800s and early 1900s; manufacturers represented are Scott & Son, Hunter Arms Company, Cashmore, Charles Boswell, Claborough & Johnstone, Holloway (three catalogues), Holloway & Naughton, Thomas Bland, Webley, and Webley & Scott. Sizes vary from octavo to large oblong quarto; all original covers are retained. The condition is very good to excellent, with the exception of the largest and oldest ('Webley's Solid-frame Revolvers', 1889 - hardly sporting!) which has some chipped margins neatly reinforced with paper. Further details are available on request.

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        History of Afghanistan, from the earliest period to the outbreak of the war of 1878.

      London W.H. Allen & Co. 1879 - Second edition pp.xxviii, 456, errata leaf, large folding map. Bound in contemporary calf, spine gilt. A very good copy.

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        Stanford's Large Scale Map of Afghanistan

      London: Stanford, 1879. 1879. No Binding. Fine. showing the new British Frontiers according to the treaty of Gandamak. Folding linen backed map colored in outline. Orig cover & label. 32.25 x 37.75 in. 24 mi to the in. Fine. Oxus River south to Sind and Persia to Kashmir. Nice map. Hatchuring shows good representation of mountain ranges. Oct 1, 1879 London Stanford.

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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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        Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine

      - Hetzel, Paris 1879, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), 203pp., relié. - Edition illustrato con 53 disegni di Bennett e una mappa. editor di cartonnage ha dichiarato: "Nel primo" green - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 53 dessins de Benett et une carte. Catalogue AB in fine pour l'année 1880. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "Aux initiales" de couleur vert moyen. Plaque supérieure signée Berger en très bel état, aux ors lumineux, avec de légères zones vaguement décolorées dans le médaillon central. Second plat de type C2 de Magnier en très bonne condition avec une mince rayure et de petitez zones grattées. Dos bien net, avec un minucule manque en tête et les coiffes frottées. Coins émoussés. Un feuillet légèrement ressorti. Rousseurs éparses. dans l'ensemble un assez bel exemplaire dans une condition appréciable. Un des titres les plus célèbres de Jules Verne qui donnera lieu à des adaptations au cinéma. Ce roman d'aventure tourne autour d'une morale simple, qu'il faut avoir connu les malheurs et la peur pour apprécier la valeur de la vie. C'est ainsi qu'un millionnaire chinois n'a plus goût à rien. Ce dernier se retrouve ruiné et décide de se donner la mort, mais n'éprouvant rien au moment de se suicider, il demande à son ami de le tuer dans un délais imparti. Le héros apprend plus tard qu'il n'est pas ruiné. Il veut alors vivre et épouser Lé-Ou. C'est sans compter la menace de mort qui pèse sur lui et la difficulté à retrouver son ami à sa poursuite. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Travels and researches among the lakes and mountains of Eastern & Central Africa.

      London John Murray 1879 - First edition. 8vo., xxii, 417pp., 3 folding maps, 14 plates, illustrations, original decorated grey cloth, gilt edges, black endpapers, light fading to spine, a fine copy. J. Frederic Elton was British Consul in Mozambique and spent considerable time fighting the slave trade in the region. "He explored the region around Lake Nyassa and enjoyed considerable sport after elephant, hippopotamus, impala, eland, black rhinoceros, and buffalo. His descriptions of elephant hunting with his two rifles, "Big Henry" and "Little Henry", are particularly vivid. During his return to the coast he contracted fever and died." (Czech). Czech p55. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT [TWO VOLUME SET] Or the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1879 - Light wear to spine ends and other extremities. Hinges professionally repaired. ; Decorative dark green boards with pictorial design in black and brown. Gilt lettering to spine and front board. Brown endpapers. "10 maps and 150 woodcuts". Including maps in rear pockets ; 8vo; 522, 566 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SPORT IN BRITISH BURMA, ASSAM, and the CASSYAH AND JYNTIAH HILLS

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1879. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In two volumes, With notes of sport in the hilly districts of the northern division, Madras indicating the best localities with natural history notes, illustrations of the people, scenery, and game, together with maps to guide the traveler or sportsman, and hints on weapons, fishing tackle ...for killing game met with in those provinces. Yellow endpapers, previous owner's name, San Antonio, Tx. Feb, '97. Brown cloth, black rules, decoration, gilt titles, rubbing at head and heel of spines, interiors clean and tight. Two folding maps,( one with tear near binding)10 color lithographs by Vincent Brooks Day & Son as called for, (one of a horse caught in a tree where it had fallen) 253pp., 230pp., all edges untrimmed, one margin water stain. Both volumes complete.

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        Klinger, Max. - Rettungen Ovidischer Opfer (Opus II). - Blatt VIII. - "Narcissus und Echo II".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung, Aquatinta & Kaltnadel, auf festem glänzendem Japanbütten, 1879. Von Max Klinger. 27,6 x 18,2 cm (Darstellung) / 29,9 x 20,8 cm (Platte) / 40 x 29 cm (Blatt). Singer 32 IV (von VI). In der Platte links unten gestochene Signatur: "MAX KLINGER". Oben links und rechts bezeichnet: "OP. II. / VIII." - Gratiger feinnerviger Abzug. - Im äußersten oberen Rand drei kleine Flecklein. Sonst tadellos. Guter Zustand. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben? Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        CAUDEBEC EN CAUX - DOUZE DESSINS D'APRES NATURE GRAVES A L'EAU-FORTE PAR M. P. CARBONNIER. TEXTE PAR M. R. DE MAULDE

      Me Ve CADART 1879 - CARBONNIER TIRAGE NUMEROTE 78 sur 150 sur HOLLANDE. - 1879, PARIS, Me Ve CADART. - GRAND PORTFOLIO A LACETS IN-FOLIO, 54 par 38 cm. - P. de fx titre, au dos la justification du Tirage à 150 exemplaires sur Hollande, le nôtre portant le 78. Page de titre, 53 pages avec bandeaux et lettrines, gravures dans le texte. - SUIVENT les 12 EAUX FORTES. TRES RARE EXEMPLAIRE BIEN COMPLET de ses 12 Eaux Fortes. - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE BERNARD MARIE ROLIN]
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        Heidelberga. Prächtige Ansicht von Heidelberg über den Neckar. Facsimile-Reproduktion des Kupferstichs von Frederik de Wit durch die Reichsdruckerei Berlin um 1880

      Faksimile-Reprint auf großem Büttenblatt in der Größe des Originals mit fein abgesetztem Plattenrand, Plattengröße 34 x 49 cm, Blattgröße 48 x 61 cm, rechts unten in der Platte signiert "F. de Wit Excudit Amstelodami", rückseitig blauer Rundstempel "Facsimile-Reproduction der Reichsdruckerei Berlin", Papier leicht gegilbt und im breiten Rand etwas lichtrandig, geglättete Mittelfalz, im Himmel über dem Geißberg ein kleiner blasser Braunpunkt, im unteren Rand der bildlichen Darstellung zwei kleine Löcklein, rückseitig mit Papier der Zeit fachgerecht hinterklebt, ansonsten gut erhalten, sehr selten und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar, auch als Faksimile-Reprint sehr selten Die in brillanter Druckqualität auf handgeschöpftem Bütten zwischen 1879 und 1921 entstandenen Facsimiles der Reichsdruckerei mussten, um eine Verwechselung mit den Originalen zu vermeiden, mit einem Stempel "Facsimile Reproduction der Reichsdruckerei" versehen werden.

      [Bookseller: historicArt Antiquariat & Kunsthandlung]
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        The Sacred Books of China. The Sacred Books of the East. The Texts of Confucianism. Part I: The Shu King, The Religious Portions of the Shih King, The Hsiao King

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879 - First edition, first printing. Octavo,22.8*16cm, xxx,492p.Ex-library with usual treatments.Volume III of the Sacred Books of the East series. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering. Extremities of spine worn and chipped. Front hinge cracked but binding secure, pages lightly toned but firm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        LES ELEMENTS DE L'ART ARABE. LE TRAIT DES ENTRELACS

      Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1879. First edition. Large quarto in 3/4 brown marble with burgundy leather; VG; 6-band embossed spine with gold gilt; boards show some amount of shelf wear around corners and spine and slight soiling; small sticker inside front board; previous owner's signatures on ffep; strong binding; paper slightly faded and plates clean; contains 190 lithographs of patterns and 10 color lithographs (1 with gold lining); Jules Bourgoin traveled to Damascus in 1875 and came upon 150 plates which he could not acquired but reproduced and elaborated upon; 47 pages of text in French; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        A Confidential Agent.) ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of 'A Confidential Agent'. Payn's detective novel, with numerous corrections on every page.

      [1879?] 1879 - 566pp. 4to. The first page of the earlier notebooks are signed by Payn, initially from 43 Warrington Crescent and then from 15 Waterloo Place, London. The first page is dated May 30; the final page is dated December 5, presumably 1879. The manuscript is initially titled 'The Family Crash(?)' Payn wrote the novel in a series of black cloth-covered notebooks which have been bound up in two volumes in full olive morocco. The volume was presented to Horace Pym with a signed presentation inscription "from his affectionate friend James Payn. Aug. 11th. 1883". Both volumes contain the bookplate of Horace Noble Pym.' A Confidential Agent' was published by Chatto & Windus in 3 volumes, 1880. James Payn, 1830-1898, was an author and influential literary journalist who ?came to exercise formidable power as a literary broker and patron (Sutherland, Victorian Fiction). He wrote a regular column for the Illustrated London News and became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. His first major success as a novelist came with the publication of Lost Sir Massingberd (1864), which increased the circulation of Chambers?s Edinburgh Journal, in which it was serialsed, by 20,000 and established Payn as an early contributor to the detective genre. Horace Pym, solicitor, 1844-1896, was a noted book collector and a friend of Wilkie Collins as well as other writers of the period, including James Payn. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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