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        PANORAMIC VIEW OF SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES’. A superb panoramic view of Sydney taken from the Observatory overlooking the Paramatta River. ‘First settled by Commodore Phillip, January 26th,1788, with 927 persons. Population of the Colony, June, 1879. 712,019’. Wood engraving by Horace Harrall for

      The Graphic 1879 - 20x124cm. Full superb recent colour. Excellent condition.

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        Het Binnenhof te 's Gravenhage in plaat en schrift. Bewerkt door Arnold Ising. Tekstband + map met 20 gelithografeerde bladen.

      - 's-Gravenhage, H.C. Susan, C.H. Zoon, 1879. (VIII) (IV) (II) (II) (XII) 11, 24, 43, 28, 52,36, 34, 38, 31 pp. Folio. Halfleren band (34 x 48). Illustraties. *oud bibliotheekstickertje op rug en voorplat; hoeken platten gestoten; randen platten geschaafd; voorplat deels los; papier hier en daar licht roestvlekkig; hoekje eerste 7 pagina's aan onderkant licht watervlekkig; map beschadigd; marges litho's hier en daar licht roestvlekkig; enkele vloeibladen beschadigd* Map (72 x 101 cm) bevat de volgende litho's: 1. De Trêveszaal, 2. Plafond der Trêveszaal, 3. Het stadhouderlijk kwartier in 1650, 4. Rolzaal van den Hove van Holland, 5. Raadkamer van den Hove van Holland (Zaal van De Lairesse), 6. Zaal van den Hoogen Raad, 7. Zaal van Hun Hoog Mogenden, 8. Plafond der Zaal van Hun Hoog Mogenden, 9. Voorgevel der Groote Zaal in de 15de eeuw, 10. De Groote Zaal in 1651, 11. Zaal der Staten van Holland en Westfriesland, 12. Zaal van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, 13. Kabinet van Prins Willem V, 14. Portaal van den Raad van State in 1687. Trap naar de Vergaderzaal der Staten van Holland in 1655. Hoofddeur der Trêveszaal. Trap naar de Zaal der Eerste Kamer in 1883, 15. De Poorten van den Hove I. De Oostpoort (1600). Poort van den Hoogen Raad (1640 tot 1840). Poort ten zuiden der Groote Zaal (1600). De Zuidbinnenpoort (1800). Der Middenpoort (1600). De Binnenpoort, gebouwd in 1634, 16. De Poorten van den Hove II. De Voorpoort van den Kooltuin (1400 tot 1600). De Maurits- of Grenadierspoort (1634 tot 1860). De Spuipoort (1400 tot 1861), 17. De Gevangenpoort of Voorpoort van den Hove, uit- en inwendig, 18. Gezichten op het Binnenhof aan den Vijverkant in 1598 en in 1879, 19. Gezicht in vogelvlucht van het Binnenhof in 1883, 20. Gezicht in vogelvlucht van het Binnenhof en zijne omgeving in 1616.Fraaie litho's van J.J. Meskes naar K. Klinkenberg uitgevoerd bij S. Lanshout & Co.

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        APPENDED EDITION. EPITOME OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF JAPAN, INCLUDING A GUIDE BOO

      Nagasaki 1879, Rising Sun. Geen limp cloth, 10.5 x 14.5 cm.,. gold-stamped cover title:JAPAN AND THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL. BY N. MCLEOD, 15 copper-etched illustrations, bit of minor. wear to corners, else solid. FIRST AND ONLY RARE EDITION. EARLY WRITER ON JEWS IN CHINA, COREA AND EAST ASIA: The author wrote several titles concerning the Jews and their relationship to East Asian & Southeast Asian peoples. Inquire with us for other titles in this genre. This work very similar in content to the alternate title from 1878 which has a 12 more pages that are not found in this edition. The illustrations remain the same, the one and only difference being the 12 pages, size remains identical, but this edition has the cover title, the other not. The GUIDE BOOK section is also not found in this edition. * BINDING: The book was bound in both green cloth and brown brocade cloth. The green cover has "JAPAN AND THE LOST TRIVES OF ISREAL BY N. MCLEOD" gold stamped on the cover, obviously this is NOT the title of the book though wrongly so imprinted. The title page of both copies are identical as are the contents. The size varies, but only in the amount of or lack of margin area. * ILLUSTRATIONS: The book was illustrated with copper etchings, a very unusual and rare technique of the time. * DEDICATION: Dedicated to the Rev. William Mackenzie. The author spent much time in researching & observing the Japanese to provide a description of their early origins from the Jewish people. Covering the Jewish race or Samurai of Jimu Tenno, with proofs of their identity with lost Israel and Shinto faith. Final battle of Gog & Magog. Saga insurrection, Japanese code of morals for women, Christianity, pedigree of the Princes of the Jin Dia or Jewish Race. Jin Dai or ancient characters of Nineveh and Babylon. Sanjo or, no Jinji or sacred emblems of foreign rule. Grave of the Emperors, Princes, Daimyos & Samurai. With an Abridged Guide book of Japan. *** THE AUTHOR'S IDEA OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JEWS, COREANS, JAPANESE, MALAYANS, FORMOSANS &c: An extremely unusual work, covering what the author felt was the deep background of the Japanese & Coreans as coming from the ancient Jews. The writer has supported his theory with substantial research work and lucid logic! But got strange results ! . How Ainu's and Malay are diminutive race of Jews. Formosan War, agriculture and minerals, et al. . It was his firm belief, the he had discovered part of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel in Koreans and the Japanese...."at intervals resuming business to provide the needful for this purpose..." *** AUTHOR'S BACKGROUND: Mr. N. McLeod was a Scotsman who went to Japan in the 1870's as a bookkeeper at the Scottish hong of Findlay Richardson & Co., Ltd. They went bankrupt then the author started a business of his own in Kobe & Osaka, living in the Osaka Foreign Concession. He became a missionary and abandoned his commercial enterprise for "travel and researches." * LIFE AS A MISSIONARY IN JAPAN: He became a preacher and pamphleteer, sparing neither his body, his purse, nor his mind, in the presentation of "proof" that the Koreans were descended from Japhet and the Japanese from the last king of Isreal. To that end he spent his entire savings on research and the publication of several books on these subjects. * FASCINATING BOOK: His books reflect in some cases a single sentences of 606 words, unorthodox spelling and queer punctuation, with strange notions of English grammar. Some works also contain an autobiographical account of the trials and tribulations which beset him in the pursuit of a literary career, and declarations of his own faith and beliefs in his bizarre theory. * In one of his works, he declared:"...this present edition which is only a small one, may meet with as good and ready a sale as it predecessors...." * The book is fascinating, with hardly a dull page, the lost tribes of Israel keep turning up in the most unexpected places. This title has been described as McLeod's "MAGNUM OPUS by Williams [see below for citation]. * All titles by McLeod are quite scared and now rare. The have been printed in a small number and are not common nor often found on the market for sale. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: * H.S. Williams: FOREIGNERS IN MIKADO LAND. Parts of the above have been freely quoted & summarized from pages 168-177 of this title. * Nipponalia, I 2488 * Yokohama Archives of History: THE PAUL C. BLULM COLLECTION A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS: II 1593 * International House Library: UNION CATALOG OF BOOKS ON JAPAN IN WESTERN LANGUAGES, 1968 Ed. by Naomi Fukuda p.274 * Cordier, H. BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA: column 681, for a related title. * THIS AND ALL TITLES BY N. MCLEOD REMAIN OBSCURE. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        George Cruikshank: The Artist, The Humorist, The Man

      4to. London: Houlston and Sons, 1879. 4to., 94 pp. Full later red morocco, gilt, by Henry Young of Liverpool, rebacked preserving gilt-panelled backstrip. Top edge gilt. Richard Holmden?s bookplate on front pastedown. Binding lightly worn, stain in top left margin of frontispiece and some scattered foxing within, all doing little to detract from the attractiveness of this uniquely embellished book. Second edition, extra illustrated with 61 plates, several coloured, several captioned in pencil, three marked as India paper proofs and two marked ?first state.? In addition to the 61 plates is the 24-page pamphlet The Political House that Jack Built, With Thirteen Cuts, Twelfth edition, 1819, each leaf separately mounted.

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        TAIRA NO KOREMOCHI: FROM THE SERIES: DAI NIPPON MEISHO KAGAMI: A MIRROR OF FAMOU

      [Tokyo] 1879, Funazu. A single Oban sheet size 23.5 x 35.5cm. print size 20.5 x 32 cm., signed & sealed in the block, very. good, beautiful colors, rebacked with tissue sheet, print. not affected. Superb work ! R A R E. A SPECTACULAR SCENE AS KOREMOCHI BATTLES THE DEVIL A spectacular acton work. Shows Koremochi falling backwards blue-blade sword flashing, as he repels the blue-faced wild haired Devil, while the autumn-red miniature Japanese maple [Momiji] leaves float in the air from the disturbance. Kore- mochi's pinkish-white cloak shows an intricate pattern carv- ed in the blocks, but printed without color by the most dif- ficult and subtle "gauffrage" technique. The Devil avoids Koremachi's dangerous sword in his jump into the air. A most impressive scene, suitable for framing & library display.See E. van den Inge et al: BEAUTY & VIOLENCE JAPANESE PRINTS BY YOSHITOSHI 1839-1892, p.116 & example prints from this ser- ies. Also illustrated in Divine Dementia as no. 84. Yoshi- toshi was the superb master of Samurai action and dramatic prints reflecting Bushido or the Samurai spirit. He excelled at this and has never been surpassed. His prints truly ref- lect the Japanese warrior spirit, many of which were banned during the Meiji era as too 'nationalistic' by the govern- ment. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. Always R A R E ! Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        OSON GAFU: A BOOK OF PICTURES BY OSON.

      [Tokyo 1879, Kobayashi]. Yellow stitched wrs., very good,. 18 x 22.5 cm., [27] double-folded leaves [54] pages in all,. 25 double-page color woodblock printed illustrations, very. clean, a bit of transfer on some, else clean, solid binding.. A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOK ! This is a famous and quite lovely color woodblock printed book. . The contents contains tender pastel views of Mt. Fuji, a bamboo stick, traditional poem written on paper tied to a tree branch, tree branches, flowers, teacup, a scene from a classical court yard with officials, iris, ceramic bottle with flowers, waves, lily flowers, fan, court noble woman at her writing desk, cranes, court noble in nature, deer, a basket with two pears and a pair of turtles. Typical and traditional classic drawings. . For a complete list of the color pages, see Mitchell p.443 & Toda pp.362-362. . Each double-page color illustration has cinnabar [red] seal/hanko/chop by the artist. *** THE ARTIST: OHSON was the 'studio' name of SAKAI Hoitsu [1761-1828], who was a very famous artist from the Edo [old Tokyo] area. Per Toda: "Sakai Hoitsu's personal names were Eihachiro and Tadayori. His names as a painter were Hoitsu, Oson, Kuzen, and others....his studio name was Ukwa-an, and his name as Hokku poet was Toryu." See Toda below . Roberts cites this artist as a celebrated Rimpa painter, son of Lord Sakai of Himeiji Castle. He studied in Kyoto, also painted in the Kano style, the under Utagawa Toyoharu he began work in the Ukiyo-e and Nanga school. In 1797 he became a Buddhist priest, spent the last 21 years of his life in seclusion, painting and studying the life and works of Korin. See below for more in Roberts. *** BOOK CONTENTS: The contents are clean and solid, there are no worming or other defects except for some transfer of color where the color oxidized over a period of 100 or more years, this is entirely natural and to be expected for a book of this age. Solidly stitched spine. The inside covers have silver-mica flecks giving this a touch of elegance and class. Two pages of introduction + a half title. *** EDITION: This is the 1879 edition, a reprint of the Bunka 14th, 1817. edition. The preface states the Bunka date. *** CONDITION: The covers are intact with some of the usual soiling expected with yellow, blind-stamped from the inside with a floral pattern. The red cover label has some chipping on the right side, but that does not affect the title characters. Just below the upper edge of the front cover is the name of the former owner. Solidly stitched spine. *** REFERENCES: . KERLEN, H. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS: #1298, look at p.535 for "OSON GAFU", entry begins on pl534-535; and a good list of other references where this famous work can be found. * TODA, Kenji. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS IN THE RYERSON LIBRARY OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: pp.262-363. * MITCHELL, C.H. et al. THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A Bibliography: pp.443-444, notes by Jack Hillier. Page 444 lists this exact copy with its description. * BRITISH MUSEUM [O.A.534] * BM [1898], P.6 [1 vol., 1879] * BM [1904], 16115.a.18 3 vols. 1880 * BROWN, Louise N. BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION IN JAPAN: p.79 * BINYON, Laurence. et al. JAPANESE COLOUR PRINTS: p.225. * ROBERTS, Laurance P. A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER: p.47. * For more and copious bibliographic entries, see Mitchell and Kerlen. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        SHINSEN CHU CHIRI SHO: NEW SELECTION MEDIUM ATLAS: A WORLD ATLAS & ASTRONOMY.

      Tokyo 1879, Fukui. Yellow stitched wrs., very good, 4 vol.. set, no title slip for vol. 3, else clean, bright copies,. hand-printed by woodblocks on hand-made mulberry paper,quite. bright, white paper, bit of old minor worming, but mended,. AN EXCELLENT TEXTBOOK FOR YOUNG JAPANESE STUDENTS text solid, 50+40+60+78 double leave pages, 6 copper-etched color folding maps, 40 fine woodcut text illustrations, most are one-half page size. Written in easily read Japanese, with Furigana along side the Kanji, balance of the text in Katakana, for the common people. * Essentially designed under the auspices of the Mombusho or Ministry of Education to enlighten Japanese students at the beginning of the Meiji era. [1867-1912]. This text is a middle-level course and resource on the basics of astronomy followed up with a comprehensive world geograhy. Enhanced by good illustrations, one of which shows the four races of man, other foreign items, including overseas lands, their strange animals and other unusual foreign things, that the Japanese have hitherto not observed. * Since the Shogun forbid its citizens to travel abroad before the Meiji era, almost no Japanese had visited foreign lands, thus there has always been a large gap in that part of their learning. Western science was also a weak area for the Japanese. During the Meiji era, this gap was a major area of focus thus the reason for this and many other books to enlighten the country. * Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        CHINA AND JAPAN: A Record of Observations Made During A Residence of Several Yea

      Cincinnati [1879], Walden. Decorated brown cloth, very good,. 3 maps, 57 b.w. illustrations, 548p. S C A R C E. The author was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Covering the voyage from San Francisco to Shanghai, on to Peking to the North China Mission, the city of Peking, in the Southern city, Peking to Shanghai, on to Kiukiang, the mission at Kiukiang. * Shanghai to Foochow, the city of Foochow & a historical sketch. Missionary conference organized, Chinese wedding in high life, among temples, Confucius. Monastery of the bubbling spring, Foochow to Hong Kong, Canton. * On to Japan. Yokohama to Nagasaki, city of Yokohama & Tokio. With essays on Christianity in both Japan & China, the reli- gions of Japan & China, and the women of Japan & China. * Useful comparative study, also covering the people, customs, land and culture of both countries, with a missionary report on the progress of the Methodist Episcopal efforts there. * A color scan can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Venezia. Panorama.

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1879. Original photograph. albumen print, 25,7 x 33,7 cm. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo.

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        LA NOUVELLE ATALA: Ou La Fille D'Esprit Legende Indienne, Par Chahta-Ima. [De La

      Nouvelle Orleans 1879, Propagateur Catholique. In original. pink wrappers, 138p., slightly soiled, dusty covers,top edge. uncut, as issued, contents very clean, very good copy of a. very RARE book. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION RARE. LAFCADIO HEARN'S VERY RARE FIRST WRITING IN BOOK FORM Hearn's FIRST WRITTEN BOOK, and his second written item is very RARE! Almost never found on the market, this item is illustrated & described in Perkins, p.1. Fore edges trimmed, top, lower edges uncut, as per description, with mis-spelled publisher on title page. For more this his first writing to be issued in book form,please see Tinker's "Lafcadio Hearn's American Days" pp.143-146. 6 5/16 x 4.25 inches, as issued. Contains Reflexions Preliminaires, appendice: Pensees et Impressions de Marie-Atala. Les Deux Premiers Critiques de la Nouvella Atala. THE RAREST OF ALL HEARN BOOK WRITINGS !! Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Original-Ölgemälde. rückseitig handschriftlich signiert und datiert 1927, bezeichnet "Iffezheim"

      - Maße ohne Rahmen: 50x70 cm. Meisterhaftes Gemälde mit dynamischer Darstellung im typischen Osswald-Stil. 2 Pferde überwinden nebeneinander eine Hürde im Sonnenschein, im Hintergrund das Feld und die (Schwarzwald-) Berghänge unter hochsommerlichen Gewitterwolken. Eugen Osswald (geb. 1879 in Stuttgart, gest. 1960 in München) war einer der bedeutendsten Zügelschüler und spezialisiert auf Tierstudien und hier besonders auf Pferdemotive. Er gehörte zu den Impressionisten, die den breiten Farbauftrag und das helle Kolorit im Sonnenlicht liebten. Literatur: Bruckmanns Lexikon Münchner Malerei / Thieme-Becker / Vollmer Fotos können per email angefordert werden Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 Aufwendig in passendem goldfarbigem, wertvollem Stuckrahmen. Bisheriger Preis: 1495.00€. Jetzt als absoluter Sonderpreis:

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        Leçons de physiologie opératoire

      1879 - XVI, 614pp. Paris, J.-B. Baillière et fils, 1879, in-8, XVI, 614pp, demi toile verte, dos lis, titre doré, Figures sur bois dans le texte. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage qui constitue le dernier travail de Claude Bernard (1813-1878). Les 20 premières leçons ont été recueillies et publiées par Mathias Duval, les 9 suivantes ont été publiées en premier en anglais par P. Ball et ont été traduites en français par Gaston Decaisine. L'ouvrage est divisé en quatre parties: la physiologie opératoire et les vivisections en général; la préhension et contention des animaux; la physiologie opératoire de l'appareil circulatoire sanguin et lymphatique; puis celle de l'appareil digestif. Cachets de bibliothèque: Société Scientifique d'Hygiène Alimentaire, 16A rue de l'Estrapade 75005 PARIS Intérieur frais, dos insolé. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879 Paperback Wisden, In Very Nice Condition for the year

      1879. Hi, This lot is an Original 1879 Wisden Paperback. 16th Edition in Orignal Paperback form as Wisden printed it. In Very Good Condition for the year, The book has not had any restoration but an ex owner has written 1879 to the spine (lettering started in 1887). As with 1878 the covers tend to wear a lot with the new style materials used by Wisden but these covers although some wear , and for a paperback, are nicer than many I have seen. The spine paper is complete but the first two pages are coming away slightly , after that it is tightly bound but some care needed at the front. Very nice inside. A chance to own a rare early paperback. The 1879 rebinds are a lot more common than the first 15 but this is less so in original paperback form in my experience , we havent sold many orignal 1879s since we started. More Photos on request. Payment: Cheque

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        Numismatische Zeitschrift. (1879 bis 1900). Herausgegeben von der Numismatischen Gesellschaft in Wien. Eilfter (Elfter / 11.) Band - Jahrgang 1879 bis zweiundreißigster (32.) Band, Jahrgang 1900 in 22 Bänden.

      Wien : Selbstverlag der Numismatischen Gesellschaft, 1879 - 1901. Mit sehr zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und 205 Tafeln. 22,5 x 16 cm und (ab Band 20) 24 x 16,5 cm, uniform gebundene Original?-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Bandzählung und Schmucklinien, Deckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen, Lesebändchen. Jeder Band durch Register erschlossen. Vollständige Reihe mit allen eingebundenen Tafeln, jedoch ohne die 12 in einem Extra-Umschlag beigegebenen Tafeln des Bandes 24 und den für den Band 32 angekündigten Atlas-Band mit 19 Tafeln.* * * Einbände nur gering berieben. Auf den Vorsätzen das ExLibris der \'Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Altertumskunde der Ostseeprovinzen Russlands in Riga\', darunter jeweils ein montierter gerahmter Zettel: \'Aus dem Nachlaß von Dr. Anton Buchholtz\'. (Anton Buchholtz (* 16. Juli 1848 in Riga, gestorben am 3. Oktober 1901 in Riga) war ein bedeutender deutsch-baltischer Wissenschaftler, Historiker, Numismatiker und Archäologe). Titelbätter vor- und rückseitig, letzte Tafeln jeweils rückseitig, gestempelt, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Anton Buchholtz Numismatische Zeitschrift. Numismatische Gesellschaft in Wien Geldgeschichte, Münzen, Münzgeschichte

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        Atlas of Stamford and Environs Connecticut. Compiled, Drawn and Published from Actual Surveys. By G.M. Hopkins, C.E.

      G.M. Hopkins, C.E., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1879 - Atlas with hand colored maps, collated complete with the alphabetically-organized index map; each is laid-down to linen backing; 22 maps total including the single-page Index map with the keyed areas; all are double-page Stamford town and environs maps, accomplished in large detailed scale of 100 or 120 feet to the inch; map explanations referencing building type - stone, brick, frame, brick or stone stables, frame stables, slate or metal roof, shingles, composite, fire plugs; named ownership details including large estates, titled public & private premises, businesses, schools, churches, parks, hotels, harbor and train-yard & track runs, Mill river, West Stamford, Richmond Hill, Water Side, Southfield Point, Stamford harbor, Stamford ship canal, Hoytsville & Shippan, Willsville, Noroton Hill, Strawberry Hill, Glen Brook station, Hubbard Hill, Palmers Hill, Westcott Cove, Cover Harbor areas; first page with a business directory of Stamford concerns, attorneys, boots and shoes, banks, coal and wood, drugs, dry goods, groceries, hotel, insurance, military academy, manufactories, physicians, more, giving names and location; Engraved at 320 Walnut St. Philadelphia, F. Bourqin's Steam Lithographic Press 31 So. Sixth St. Phila.; approx. 14" x 17 1/4" size; original textured brown cloth covered boards, black leather spine and corners, black leather label on cover, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, detached; binding very worn, rubbed, spine ends chipped away; maps a little toned per the paper age, the first double-page map with some soiling, dustiness at right margin; all with light wear and in very good condition overall and clean, the pastel coloring very good; especially durable as being laid down to the linen backings; NOTE: this atlas' double page maps were never folded, so have less of a remarkable center-line as when issued in the folded style; interesting real estate and development history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1879,1880, 1881 Wisden Cricketers Almanack - Facs Parts.

      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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        NAKATOMI NO KAMATARI, OE NO OJI AND IRUKA DAIJIN. FROM THE SERIES DAI NIPPON MEI

      [Tokyo] 1879, Funazu. Single Oban sheet size 23 x 35 cm.,. print size 0.5 x 32 cm., very good, strong impression, fine. registry, rebacked on Japanese tissue, small dark spot on. the center column else clean. S C A R C E. THE THREE SAMURAI BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES In Yoshitoshi's unmistakable action style, this well crafted and superbly composed work shows the three protagonists as they are consumed with a sword fight,one falls to the ground as he is about to be swiftly butchered with a Wakizashi or sword byi Nakatomi. The shock & fear on Oji's face is clear as the last seconds of his life are lost while Nakatomi swings his sword in a life-taking circular motion while displaying an ever so slight smile as he begins to take out his sworn enemy. See E.van den Inge et al: BEAUTY & VIOLENCE p. 116 for series details & background on Yoshitoshi. Illus- trated in Divine Dementia as no. 61. This work uses the most difficult technique of "gauffrage" or block printing without the use of color on the lower garment of Nakatomi, done in a subtle pattern. Some of Yoshitoshi's violent Sam- Samurai prints were supressed and some even banned by the Meiji govenment as "too nationalistic." Yoshitoshi was the leader and most talented painter of the period who depicted the Japanese warrior or Budhido spirit. His works reflect a true Japanese military spirit. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879 Wisden Rebind without Covers or Ads - 16th Edition

      1879. Hi, This lot is an 1879 Original Wisden , Rebound without the original covers or the couple of adverts at the rear. The binding is beautiful and the book inside is very clean and well presented, 16th Edition! . Buy-it-now. More Photos on request.

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        Lettre autographe signée (10 septembre 1942)

      - GIRAUD Henri (1879-1949). Général français. Président du Comité Français de Libération nationale, grand rival du général de Gaulle pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Lettre autographe signée, 10 septembre 1942, au général Clément-Grandcourt, 2 pages in-8. « Ce dont je suis sûr, c’est que l’Allemagne ne peut plus gagner la guerre » « Mon Général, je ne saurai vous dire combien j’ai été touché par votre lettre. J’ajoute qu’elle ne m’étonne nullement d’un homme tel que vous. Je vous en remercie très vivement. Jusqu’à présent, je n’ai pas envisagé pareille hypothèse, mais il est certain qu’elle peut se présenter, et, dans ce cas, j’accepte d’enthousiasme votre offre ( ) Ce dont je suis sûr, c’est que l’Allemagne ne peut plus gagner la guerre, et qu’il faut que la France tienne le coup jusqu’à l’échéance inéluctable où elle aura à se décider. Cette heure-là sonnera à partir de 1943, je ne sais pas exactement à quelle date. Le prochain hiver nous apportera quelques lumières à ce sujet. À ce moment-là, tous ceux pensant français auront leur mot à dire et leur rôle à jouer : vous êtes de ceux-là ( ) H. Giraud ». Cette lettre est écrite très peu de temps avant que Henri Giraud quitte la France pour l’Afrique du Nord (7 novembre 1942). Après avoir écarté de Gaulle (conséquence de son échec à la bataille de Dakar en septembre 1940), les forces alliées s’était rapprochées de Giraud afin de fédérer les forces militaires françaises libres. Giraud répondit favorablement aux messages de Roosevelt qui l’invitait à participer à la libération de la France. Malgré son absence lors de l’Opération Torch, Giraud gagna Alger. Il participera à la conférence de Casablanca en 1943 et co-présidera avec de Gaulle le Comité Français de la Libération Nationale avant de s’effacer devant ce dernier qui bénéficiait de meilleurs appuis politiques au sein de la Résistance.

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        HISTORY OF SOLANO COUNTY.ALSO A FULL AND PARTICULAR BIOGRAPHY OF ITS EARLY SETTLERS AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS.

      San Francisco: Wood, Allen & Co., 1879. - 503pp., plus twenty full-page lithographic portraits. Quarto. Half calf and marbled boards. Stain along inner margin of one portrait (not affecting image), else very clean and neat internally. Very good. A scarce and informative early California county history. The text begins with an extensive history and description of Solano County (located at the north end of San Francisco Bay), including a discussion of its early settlement, natural resources, politics, and civic structure. One chapter is devoted to murders and other trials, and another focuses on Mexican land grants. Several individual towns are profiled, including Benicia, Vallejo, Suisun, and Vacaville, as well as a number of smaller communities. Nearly two hundred pages are devoted to biographical sketches of prominent citizens, twenty of whom are illustrated with portraits. HOWES M897, "b." ROCQ 14603. COWAN, p.597. NORRIS CATALOGUE 3649.

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        HISTORY OF SOLANO COUNTY ALSO A FULL AND PARTICULAR BIOGRAPHY OF ITS EARLY SETTLERS AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS

      San Francisco, 1879. Quarto. Half calf and marbled boards. Stain along inner margin of one portrait (not affecting image), else very clean and neat internally. Very good. A scarce and informative early California county history. The text begins with an extensive history and description of Solano County (located at the north end of San Francisco Bay), including a discussion of its early settlement, natural resources, politics, and civic structure. One chapter is devoted to murders and other trials, and another focuses on Mexican land grants. Several individual towns are profiled, including Benicia, Vallejo, Suisun, and Vacaville, as well as a number of smaller communities. Nearly two hundred pages are devoted to biographical sketches of prominent citizens, twenty of whom are illustrated with portraits.

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        The Scientific Papers of Sir Charles Wheatstone

      Taylor and Francis, 1879. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1879. 380 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Hinge cracked with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Dedication to previous owner inserted at front endpaper with intermittent dog-eared corners. Contains B&W illustrations and pull-outs. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA. DESDE TIEMPOS PRIMITIVOS HASTA MUERTE DE FERNANDE VII. MODESTO LAFUENTE.

      MONTANER Y SIMÓN - BARCELONA 1879 - HISTORIAL GENERAL DE ESPAÑA. Desde los tiempos privitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII. Por DON MODESTO LAFUENTE. Continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por Don Juan Valera, de la Real Academia Española. . La obra se compone de los TOMOS 1, TOMO 2 Y TOMO 3. . BARCELONA 1879. . EDITADA POR MONTANER Y SIMON EDITORES. . Los 3 tomos estan en estado optimo de conservación. No presentan golpes ni rozaduras aparaentes. LIBRO [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire d'Ottar Jarl, pirate norvégien, conquérant du Pays de Bray, en Normandie et de sa descendance.

      Paris, Didier et Cie, 1879. - In-8 de 450 pages. Edition originale. Rousseurs éparses. Beau demi-maroquin rouge à coins à la bradel postérieur, tête dorée, couvertures vertes et dos conservées. Très bel état. Cette saga historique très documentée commence au IXe siècle pour se terminer au début du XIXe. Elle retrace l'histoire d'une famille, ses qualités, les défauts inhérents à son sang. A partir de recherches historiques, l'auteur évoque le pirate conquérant du Pays de Bray au IXe, la sédentarisation des vikings, la vie sociale du Moyen-Age, la famille de Gournay, la vie provinciale jusqu'au XVIIIe siècle. Le comte de Gobineau est lui même descendant de cette lignée norvégienne. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1879. Edited by his Sister Lady Trevelyan. 8 volumes, octavo (220 x 145 mm). Contemporary tan full calf, twin red and tan morocco labels, narrow bands with dotted roll, compartments richly gilt with urn centre-tool, double fillet border with floral cornerpieces gilt to boards, gilt turn-ins, all edges and endpapers marbled. Volume 1 with steel-engraved portrait frontispiece. Spines lightly darkened, front board of Volume 8 partially sunned and slightly scuffed. An excellent set. First edition. An attractively bound set.

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        La Renaissance en France. Dessins et gravures sous la direction de Eugène Sadoux. I - III.

      Paris: Quantin 1879 - 1885. Rote Halbledereinbände d. Zt. m. schwarzem Rückenschild. Groß-Folio 44 x 32,5 cm, I) 3 Bll., 234 S., II) 3 Bll., 324 S., 2 Bll; III) 2 Bll., 316 S., 3 Bände, Band 1): Flandre, Artois, Picardie, Ile-de-France (Aisne et Seine-et-Marne).mit 19 ganzseitigen Radierungen, davon 2 doppelblattgroß, sowie im Text 60 Radierungen und 9 Holzstiche - Band 2) Île-de-France (Seine-et-Oise), Paris, Normandie mit 25 gansseitigen radierten Tafeln, davon 2 doppelblattgroß, sowie 56 radierte Textillustrationen und 22 Holzstiche. - Band 3) Bretagne, Maine, Anjou, Poitou, Angoumois, Aunis et Saintonge, mit 22 radierten Tafeln, sowie 46 radierten Textillustrationen und 55 Holzstichillustrationen. - Vollständiges Exemplar. - Einbandecken u. -kanten berieben. Am Rücken von Band 3 eine ca. 1 x 1 cm große Fehlstelle. Insgesamt noch ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Frankreich

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 10, Part 1, 1879

      London: The Zoological Society of London, 1879. Hardcover. No jacket. Ex-university library. From Birbeck College, London and Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh. Contains parts one to five of volume ten, 1877 to 1878, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Taped tears on several pages. Embossed and ink stamps on early pages and reverse sides of illustration plates. Pen on title page. Label on BEP. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 10, Part 2, 1879

      London: The Zoological Society of London, 1879. Hardcover. No jacket. Ex-university library. From Birbeck College, London and Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh. Contains parts six to thirteen of volume ten, 1878 to 1879, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Embossed and ink stamps on early pages and reverse sides of illustration plates. Label on BEP. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Bilderbuch für kleine Mädchen, welche gern mit Puppen spielen.

      Stuttgart, J. Hoffmann (1879). - Titel und 12 chromolithographische Tafeln. OHLwd. mit chromolithogr. Vorderdeckelillustration von Carl Offterdinger. 18,5 x 24,5 cm. GV 16, 106; nicht in den einschlägigen Kinderbuch-Bibliographien. - Zu Carl Offterdingen siehe LKJ II, 605. - Die hübschen Tafeln zeigen kleine Mädchen beim Spiel mit Puppen, die sie auf eine "Spazierfahrt" mitnehmen, mit ihnen "Mittagessen", sie "Waschen" und auch "Schlafenlegen". Die vorletzte Tafel zeigt ein Missgeschick mit 2 Kindern und der Puppe auf einer Treppe: "O weh! o weh! was ist passirt? Das arme Püpplein ist blessirt! Da liegt es traurig auf dem Rücken, Sein schöner Kopf ist ganz in Stücken." Die letzte Tafel tröstet: Der "studierte" Puppendoktor gibt die geheilte Puppe den glücklichen Mädchen zurück. - Gering bestoßen, minimal fleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar! Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La loi périodique des éléments chimiques

      1879 - (2), 691 à 738 pp., 889 à 908 Paris, Quesneville, 1879, in-8, (2), 691 à 738 pp, 889 à 908 pp, demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque), Première édition de la traduction française de ce texte capital dans l'histoire des sciences, extraite du "Moniteur scientifique, journal des sciences pures et appliquées", tome XXI de la collection, année 1879, troisième série, Tome IX. On trouve en tête une très importante lettre de Mendeleïev à Quesneville, en édition originale ; Mendeleïev analyse sa théorie à la lumière des recherches les plus récentes. Il y écrit notamment : "La loi périodique a donné la première possibilité de prédire non-seulement l'existence d'éléments encore inconnus, mais aussi de déterminer les propriétés chimiques et physiques des corps simples encore à découvrir et celles de leurs combinaisons." A la suite a été relié : "La loi périodique des éléments chimiques. Communication faite à la société chimique britannique dans sa séance du 4 juin 1889, consacrée à la mémoire de Faraday". La découverte en 1869, par le chimiste russe Dimitri Mendeleïev, de la loi périodique des éléments chimiques est une avancée majeure dans l'histoire de la classification de ces éléments selon la corrélation de leur masse atomique et de leurs propriétés. Ce texte qui était un mémoire réalisé pour la chaire de chimie de l'université de Saint-Pétersbourg fut traduit du russe en allemand dès 1871. La première traduction en français fut publiée en 1879 dans cette édition du Moniteur scientifique. Bel état. DSB p.293. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der grüne Heinrich. Neue Ausgabe in vier Bänden. 4 Bände in 2 Büchern. Roman.

      Stuttgart, G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung, Band 1-3 = 1879, Band 4 = 1880. - 305, 287, 376, 396 Seiten., Erstausgabe der zweiten Fassung, WG(2) 830/32. Der Einband ist leicht berieben, innen vereinzelt etwas fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar mit Lesebändchen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600 8°. goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit Lederecken und marmoriertem Schnitt auf 5 falschen Bünden., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La meteorologia endogena. Tomo I (-II)

      Dumolard 1879-82, Milano - 2 voll. in 8, pp. 359 con 5 tavv. f.t. in litografia; XII + 437 con 24 incisioni n.t. e 5 tavv. f.r. ripiegate inc. in litografia. Due legature difforme, entrambe editoriali, il primo volume e' in piena tela con impressioni a secco ai piatti e scritte oro; il secondo volume e' in brossura editoriale. Edizione originale, completa delle tavole, di quest'opera di De Rossi, importante pioniere degli studi diÂsismologia, che qui analizza i fenomeni endogeni e sismici, preferendo l'espressione 'meteorologia endogena' a quella piu' utilizzata di 'sismologia' anche se poi piu' tardi parlera' di geodinamica. De Rossi sintetizza in quest'opera il suo pensiero ma anche quello di altri scienziati come Bertelli e Monte. ITA

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        Parliament Square, Ottawa. Ont.

      Rolph, Smith & Co., Toronto 1879 - Toronto: Lithographed by Rolph, Smith & Co., 1879. Lithographed view ca. 37x65,5 cm (14 ½ x 26 in.). Original centre fold, with a couple of minor repaired tears of margin, otherwise a very good view. Large attractive lithographed view of the newly constructed Parliament Hill. "By 1876, the structures of Parliament Hill were finished, along with the surrounding fence and gates. However, the grounds had yet to be properly designed; Governor General the Marquess of Dufferin and Ava sent chief architect Thomas Scott to New York City to meet with Calvert Vaux and view Central Park. Vaux completed a layout for the landscape of Parliament Hill, including the present day driveways, terraces, and main lawn, while Scott created the more informal grounds to the sides of and behind the buildings" (Wikipedia). The present lithograph shows Parliament Hill shortly after the grounds design had been completed.

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        Napoléon le petit -

      Eugène Hugues 1879 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 225 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs avec date au talon. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée V. Champs. Petit accident sur un nerf. Édition illustrée de 35 compositions par Laurens, Bayard, Morin, Vierge, Lix, Chifflart, Garcia, Scott, Brun et Bellenger : Portrait de l?auteur en frontispice d?après Garcia, un titre-frontispice d?après Bayard (reproduit en couverture), 18 grandes compositions à pleine page, 10 compositions illustrant les chapitres, à pleine page, et des vignettes. Très bel état. EXEMPLAIRE DU TIRAGE DE LUXE A 50 EXEMPLAIRES, celui-ci un des 30 sur vélin, enrichi d?un portrait de Victor Hugo par Burney, sur Chine monté en frontispice. Couvertures doublées. Chiffre « E.C.L. » en lettres dorées, frappé sur le premier contreplat, non identifié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NINE EARLY SESSION LAWS FROM IDAHO TERRITORY, 1864 - 1879].

      Lewiston and Boise City. 1864-1879. - Nine volumes bound in eight, publication details and pagination in the listing below. 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Minor shelf wear, one label chipped. Small ink library stamp on titlepages, most with embossed blindstamp to titlepage and some other leaves, some titlepages and a few other leaves with ink ownership inscriptions. Otherwise, mostly clean texts. A nice set in good plus condition. A fantastic run of the first session laws for the Idaho Territory (which then included Montana, so this ostensibly counts as the first laws of that territory). All of these volumes are rare in commerce, including the crucial first volume, which includes the Organic Act. But for the eighth session, this is a complete run of Idaho territorial laws from the first session through the tenth, providing the legal foundation for the territory that would become the forty-third state of the Union on July 3, 1890. The volumes included here are as follows: 1) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, FIRST SESSION. Lewiston: James A. Glascock, 1864. 686,xxxiii pp. Duplicate of the fourth signature present. AII (IDAHO) 16. 2) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, SECOND SESSION. Boise City: Frank Kenyon, 1866. [iii]-viii,[2],516pp. AII (IDAHO) 32. 3) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, THIRD SESSION. Boise City: Frank Kenyon, 1866. xiii,329pp. AII (IDAHO) 33. 4) LAWS, MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS, PASSED BY THE FOURTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: Idaho Statesman Publishing Company, 1867. xiii,[15]- 270pp. AII (IDAHO) 39. 5) LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE FIFTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: James S. Reynolds, 1869. [4],[15]-183pp. AII (IDAHO) 52. 6) LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE SIXTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: James S. Reynolds, 1871. 106pp. AII (IDAHO) 62. 7) LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE SEVENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: Milton Kelly, 1873. 104pp. Original printed wrappers bound in. AII (IDAHO) 73. 8) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, NINTH SESSION. Boise City: Milton Kelly, 1877. [4],144pp. Original printed wrappers bound in. AII (IDAHO) 93. 9) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO TENTH SESSION. Boise City: D. Bacon, 1879. 92pp. Original printed wrappers bound in. Bound with the the ninth session laws. AII (IDAHO) 105. AII (IDAHO) 16, 32, 33, 39, 52, 62, 73, 93, 105. SABIN 34166.

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        [COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS RELATING TO AMERICAN EFFORTS TO REDUCE NATIONAL DEBT INCURRED DURING THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH SELLING BONDS VIA THE ROTHSCHILD BANK]

      Washington & London, 1879. Light soiling, but overall very neat, clean, and readable. Near fine. An interesting group of letters to Charles Conant, the American Treasury Department official in London charged with overseeing the sale of American bonds in the European financial markets, thereby reducing the debt incurred during the Civil War. The national debt skyrocketed during the Civil War and Reconstruction, from about $78 million in 1861 to $2.5 billion in 1871. To alleviate some of the debt the Treasury Department decided to actively sell American bonds in Europe, using the assistance of the Rothschild Bank in London and several prominent New York bankers (including J.P. Morgan), referred to in these letters as "The Syndicate." The centerpiece of this small collection is a group of four manuscript letters (the text written in a secretarial hand) signed by U.S. Treasury Secretary John Sherman to Charles Conant, his agent in London for "refunding the National Debt." Conant (1835-86) was appointed to the Treasury Department in 1865 and rose through the civil service ranks. Beginning in 1870 he was chief of the warrants division, and responsible for completing the monthly debt statement of the United States, and by 1874 he was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. In 1877, Treasury Secretary John Sherman named Conant the department's funding agent, and placed him in charge of the financial transactions of the government in London in relation to refunding the national debt. Conant spent more than two years in London, overseeing the sale of U.S. bonds in the European financial market, working closely with the Rothschild Bank (one of the envelopes is addressed to Conant c/o N.M. Rothschild & Son). In these letters Sherman writes Conant regarding several aspects of his work. In the earliest letter, dated Feb. 12, 1878, Sherman informs Conant: "...the relation of the Syndicate, as an association, will terminate with this Department in accordance with a personal understanding had after the contract was annulled. If no bonds shall be sold in Europe, of course I shall not be justified in incurring any expense there on account of the Loan, and it will be well for you to make provision for closing your business, unless you are cognizant of some plan or arrangement for continuing the business of funding abroad, of which, I am not advised." Apparently the Treasury Department's agreement with The Syndicate was renewed, as the next letter from Sherman, dated a year later, on Feb. 15, 1879, describes a vigorous selling operation: "The rapid sales of bonds in this country tend to make me solicitous to promote sales in Europe to avoid anything like a drain of coin here in April, May and June. I therefore thought it best to allow the Syndicate to deposit with you any called bonds as collateral, but payment for the four per cent must in every case be made within the ninety days the interest to be adjusted here. Please say to the Messrs. Rothschild that it is desirable to have all called bonds as soon as received by them, and they will be credited with interest to the maturity of the call." A letter from Sherman to Conant of Feb. 28, 1879 describes some of the nuts and bolts of their dealings. Sherman writes (in part): "I transmit to you to-day...ten million dollars ($10,000,000)...for delivery to the contracting parties as required and paid for by them. The bonds are contained in four (4) iron safes, which are addressed to the Hon. John Welch, U.S. Minister London." The final letter from Sherman is dated April 21, 1879, and he informs Conant that a large number of bonds belonging to the Manhattan Savings Institution have been stolen, and instructs Conant of the specific bonds that he should decline to receive, totaling some $42,000. The final three letters to Conant are of a more less official nature and are from a variety of correspondents, including one from John Biddulph Martin, who would later marry the famed feminist, Victoria Woodhull. Martin asks Conant if he can give him "the totals of the U.S. interest-bearing debt from 1860-78, which I do not find in any work which I have consulted, but which you may be able to refer to readily." An interesting group of letters shedding light on a little-known aspect of post-Civil War American debt financing.

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        Eucalyptographia. A descriptive Atlas of the Eucalypts of Australia and the adjoining islands. First [to] seventh decade. (7 Teile von 10).

      Melbourne / London, John Ferres, George Robinson / Trübner, / 1880 1879 - 4°, 6 S. Einleitung u. 77 lithogr. Taf. m. ca. 80 Textbl., Priv.-HLdr., Bibliotheksbd.: Schildchenspur am Fuss u. auf V.deckel, Stempel a. Vs. u. Titelblatt recto u. verso; Kapitale u. Rückenkanten beschabt, Kanten berieben, 2 Tafeln im Bund geschnitten u. m. Transparent-Klebband wieder montiert, 1 Textbl. lose; innen sonst tadelloses, frisches Ex. EA. Standardwerk zu den Eukalyptus-Gewächsen des Baron von Müller (1825 - 1896). 2200 gr. Schlagworte: Biologie - Botanik [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte des Rhein-Stroms im Koenigreich Preussen von Mainz bis unterhalb Bimmen in 19 Sectionen. Hg. von dem Königlich Preussischen Ministerium für Handel, Gewerbe und öffentliche Arbeiten nach dem Zustande des Stroms im Jahre 1872. Innentitel abweichend: Karte ueber den Lauf des Rheinstroms im Königreich Preussen von Mainz bis unterhalb Bimmen im Maasstabe von 1/20 000 der natürlichen Grösse. Nach dem Zustande des Stromes in dem Jahre 1872. Auf dem Titelbild der Uebersichts Plan der 19 Sectionen nach dem Maasstabe 1/300 000 der natürlichen Größe. Cplt. in 19 farbigen lithographierten Karten und dem Titelblatt.

      Berlin: Druck durch die Lithographische Anstalt von Leopold Kraatz 1879 - 20 Blatt. Orig. Lieferungsumschlag (Achtung die Ausgabe wurde offenbar recht lange gerollt gelagert und dadurch sind die Blätter sämtlich gerollt, der Versand wird daher ebenfalls gerollt erfolgen, am rechten Rand der Karten Randläsuren und je ein ca. 21 cm langer, in das Kartenbild reichender zwar mit braunem Papier, aber sauber und ordentlich alt unterlegter Einriß, der rechte weiße Rand der Karten mit einer Feuchtigkeitsspur (leicht gewellt), das Titelblatt am rechten Rand mit mehreren Einrißen, sonst gute und saubere, im Druckbereich fleckenfreie Blätter). Quer-Imp.-2° (Blattgröße ca. 59,5 x 95 cm). Vollständig recht seltene äußerst großformatige Darstellung des preussischen Teils des Rheinlaufs. Übersicht über die Sektionen: 1: Mainz 2: Bingen 3: Bacharach 4: St. Goar 5: Boppard 6: Coblenz 7: Andernach 8: Linz 9: Bonn 10: Wesseling 11: Cöln 12: Hittorf 13: Benrath 14: Düsseldorf 15: Ruhrort 16: Orsoy 17: Wesel 18: Rees 19: Emmerich. - Zwei weitere Bilder finden Sie auf meiner eigenen Homepage oder auf Anfrage. 18000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Lorenz Kristen]
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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 10, Part 2, 1879

      The Zoological Society of London 1879 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, London and Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh. Contains parts six to thirteen of volume ten, 1878 to 1879, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Embossed and ink stamps on early pages and reverse sides of illustration plates. Label on BEP. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW Ex - Library

      [Bookseller: Psychobabel & Skoob Books]
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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 10, Part 1, 1879

      The Zoological Society of London 1879 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, London and Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh. Contains parts one to five of volume ten, 1877 to 1878, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Taped tears on several pages. Embossed and ink stamps on early pages and reverse sides of illustration plates. Pen on title page. Label on BEP. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW Ex - Library

      [Bookseller: Psychobabel & Skoob Books]
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