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         Traité de cristallographie géométrique et physique. Cristallographie physique.

      Paris, Dunod, 1879-1884, 2 vol. in 8° et un atlas in 4°, de 372pp. avec 282 figures in t. et 599 pp. avec 184 figures in t. et 8 planches h.t. en chromolitho., 2ff. et ill. de 9 planches doubles en deux couleurs pour l'atlas, rel. demi-chagrin rouge époque pour les 2 vol. de texte et en demi-percal. noire à coins pour l'atlas avec couv. rapportée au 1er plat, qq. cachets. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare complète, les deux volumes ayant parus à 15 ans d'intervalle, et surtout avec l'atlas qui manque souvent. Fr. E. Mallard est le continuateur avec Auguste Bravais des travaux de René Just Haüy et J. B. Romé de L'Isle. Titulaire de la chaire de minéralogie de l'École nationale supérieure des mines, il développa une théorie des groupements cristallins et des corps pseudo-symétriques, dans la lignée des travaux de Bravais. On lui doit aussi l'invention avec Michel-Lévy du microscope polarisant. Son nom fut donné à la "mallardite", un sulfate hydraté de manganèse. ¶ DSB IX. p.58 "A key figure in the French school of crystallography and a bridge from Bravais to Friedel, Mallard was described as having ... definitely displaced the center of gravity of crystallography that, thereafter, could not be cultivated as a descriptive science, but was elevated to the rank of rational science"

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        Découverte De La Terre

      J. Hetzel et Cie, 18, Rue Jacob, Paris - Cartonnage éditeur dit "à la sphère Ptolémaïque" couleur bleu cobalt, non daté, maquette signée Souze sur le 1er plat, catalogue à la fin, trois tranches dorées, Collection Les Grands Voyages et les Grands Voyageurs, Bibliothèque d'Education et de récréation. Volume double, second plat type h, dos type d, non daté (1879). Quelques restaurations anciennes. Size: In8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Urzelle. Nebst dem Beweis, dass Granit, Gneiss, Serpentin, Talk, gewisse Sandsteine, auch Basalt, endlich Meteorstein und Meteoreisen aus Pflanzen bestehen: Die Entwicklungslehre durch Thatsachen neu begründet.

      Tübingen, Laupp 1879.Mit 30 lithograph. Tafeln. VII, 71 S. Lwd. d. Zt. Interessantes und ungewöhnliches Werk des Reutlinger Rechtsanwalts, Swedenborgianer und Forschers Otto Hahn (1828 - 1904), der hier anhand von Meteoritenstücken beweisen will, das das irdische Leben außerirdischen Ursprungs wäre. Ein 1881 in dem New Yorker Magazin "Science" erschienener Aufsatz des amerikanischen Physikers George W. Rachel behauptet ein Treffen Hahns mit Charles Darwin ("Mr. Darwin on Dr. Hahn`s discovery of fossil organisms in meteorits"). Angeblich hätte Hahn mit Darwin Gesteinsproben mikroskopisch untersucht - und Darwin wäre von Hahn`s Außerirdischen Theorie überzeugt worden und hätte gerufen: "Almighty God! What a wonderful discovery!" - Allerdings ist diese haarsträubende Geschichte nicht wirklich zu beweisen, im Umfeld der Rezeption Charles Darwins hat sich in den letzten Jahren darüber eine lebhafte Diskussion entwickelt. Zumindest befinden sich die Werke Hahns in der Bibliothek von Charles Darwin! - Text mit einigen kurzen Anstreichungen in Blei, ebenfalls (radierbar) in Blei einige Anmerkungen bei den ersten 5 Tafeln. Desweiteren auf den SS. 2 - 7 einige saubere Unterstreichungen in rot. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Sammlerstempel. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! Bücher de

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        THE UTE WAR: A HISTORY OF THE WHITE RIVER MASSACRE AND THE PRIVATIONS AND HARDSHIPS OF THE CAPTIVE WHITE WOMEN AMONG THE HOSTILES ON GRAND RIVER

      Denver, 1879. 192pp. With woodcut portraits. Modern brown morocco, spine gilt. Without the original printed wrappers and advertisements. Small chip in fore edge of titlepage, else internally clean. A very good copy. The primary contemporary account of the events which led up to the removal of the Ute Indians from their lands west of the 107th meridian. By the late 1870s most of the Indians of Colorado had been removed, with the exception of the Utes, who retained certain portions of their lands through the treaties of 1868 and 1873. White land hunger still remained avid, and in 1879 conflict broke out at the White River Agency where, under the direction of Agent Nathan Meeker, tensions had been especially high. After Meeker ordered the plowing of the Indians' race track, a number of Utes left their reservation. Troops were ordered in from Wyoming and were ambushed en route, the agency was attacked, Meeker and eleven men were killed, and five women were abducted, including Meeker's wife and child. After their rescue, the women related tales of horror about their period of bondage, and pressure for Ute removal increased. In 1880 a new treaty ceded most of the Ute lands, and most of the members of the tribes were sent to desolate regions of Utah. "After Hollister...the rarest Colorado imprint" - Howes. Edward Eberstadt writes, based on Dawson's statement, that probably less than a dozen copies of this rarity survive. Apparently the book was used as cartridge wadding by troops during an Indian uprising. In later life Dawson became curator of the Colorado Historical Society. DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, NOTHING IS LONG AGO 65. STREETER SALE 2194. HOWES D161, "c." VAUGHAN 86. AYER SUPPLEMENT 42. FLAKE 2732. GRAFF 1028. JONES 1601. EBERSTADT 134:210. WILCOX, p.37.

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        George Cruikshank: the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert.

      Birmingham: Houghton and Hammond; for Houlston and Sons, London,, 1879. A Critico-Bibliographical Essay. With numerous illustrations by G. Cruikshank including several from original drawings in the possession of the author. Second edition, Revised; and Augmented by a copiously Annotated Bibliographical Appendix, and Additional Plates on India Paper. Quarto (274 x 220 mm). Contemporary red morocco gilt by Henry Young and Sons of Liverpool, spine gilt in compartments, boards with central gilt motif within outer three line gilt frame, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Extra-illustrated with etchings, coloured caricatures, engraved plates, woodcuts, and autograph materials, together 116 items. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. A fine copy. First published the previous year, this is a book that cries out to be extra-illustrated; the published text has 24 uncoloured illustrations in the text, including vignettes, and these do not capture the real flavour of Cruikshank's work. This copy has been thoroughly grangerized by the addition of 116 extra illustrations and autograph material, comprising 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-coloured, mounted and captioned in pencil; together with an autograph signature, dated 1 February 1860, with sketches, and two autograph letters signed (to S. C. Hall, 23 Aug 1875 and 27 Mar 1875, the latter signed by GC, otherwise in his wife's hand). There is also a woodcut portrait of Cruikshank and Ainsworth seated in a library by an unknown artist, and 32 other pieces by his contemporaries, including 3 plates by Robert Cruikshank, 4 woodcuts by Percy Cruikshank, 10 engravings (6 coloured) by Rowlandson; 3 coloured caricatures by Gillray; and illustrations by Thackeray, Kenny Meadows, J. Franklin, Tony Johannot, Birrell, Alfred Crowquill, Barlow after Hogarth, Alken, Leech, and Seymour.

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        RESTEIN HALL.TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 25, 1879. GRAND OLD- TIME CONCERT BY THE OLD FOLKS CABIN SINGERS [caption title].

      [Philadelphia]. Nov. 25, 1879. - Broadside, 21 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Framed. Old fold lines. Wear and some small loss at folds, affecting a few letters. Tanned. Good. Broadside advertising the performance of the Old Folks Cabin Singers at Restein Hall in Philadelphia, at the corner of Seventh and Dickinson Streets: "Don't fail to come and hear the good old songs of days gone by." The poster continues: "Special engagement of the Genuine Negro, Branton Murray supported by Lacy Logan in their favorite sketch of the Old Slave's Return.during the evening Mr. Murray will sing the favorite song, The Log Cabin on the Hill." Admission is 25 cents, children for 15 cents. A large woodcut of a tired looking black man with a walking stick adorns the center third of the sheet.

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        Fr. Chopin\'s Pianoforte Werke. Revidirt und mit Fingersatz versehen (zum größten Theil nach des Autors Notirungen) von Carl Mikuli. 15 Bände in zehn Büchern. Buch 1: Mazurkas. Buch 2: Notturnos. Buch 3: Etuden. Buch 4: Balladen und Polonaisen. Buch 5: Praeludien und Sonaten. Buch 6: Walzer. Buch 7: Rondos. Buch 8: Scherzos, Impromptus, Variationen. Buch 9: Fantasien, versch. Werke. Buch 10: Concerte.

      Leipzig: Kistner, 1879. 10 Bücher. 79 S., 13 S., 73 S., 81 S., 113 S., 111 S., 83 S., 149 S., ca. 150 S., ca. 80 S., 89 S. : Noten. Leinen, gebundene Ausgabe. Einbände etwas berieben/angeschmutzt, Rücken z.T. etwas aufgeplatzt, Seiten alterbedingt gebräunt, ansonsten gut erh. Konvolut.

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        Motive zu Garten-Architekturen. Eingänge, Veranden, Brunnen, Pavillons, Bäder, Brücken, Ruheplätze, Volieren, Terrassen, Freitreppen, Veduten etc.

      Voigt, Weimar 1879 - Weimar, Voigt, 1879. Folio. Titel, 1 Doppelbogen, 16 Bll. im Simplexdruck, 1 Faltbogen. Privatbroschur (Softcover). Gut. Stempel auf Einband u. Titel. Blätter teils schwach fleckig u. mit minimalen Randläsuren. Von den ursprünglich "Fünfundzwanzig Blatt, enthaltend zwanzig Projekte und etwa einhundert Skizzen in Randzeichnungen, nebst drei Bogen Details in natürlicher Grösse" sind nur die Blätter: I (Garteneingänge), II (Gartenthore), III (Gartenthore), IV (Garten-Eingang mit Pavillon), IX (Pavillons & Lauben), X (Veranda, Terrasse), XI (Veranden & Pergolas), XV (Badehäuser), XVI (Bäder), XVII (Brücken), XVIII (Terrassen & Freitreppen), XX (Ruheplätze mit Pergola), XXII (Volieren, Ruhesitze), XXIII (Veduten), XXIV (Abgrenzungen, Gartenmauern mit Oeffnung, Ballustraden, Vasen) und XXV (Ballustraden & Beeteinfassungen) sowie der Detailbogen 2 vorhanden. Die ursprünglich in einer ill. Mappe eingelegten Bogen sind in einer Privatbroschur mit Leinenverstärkung zusammengefasst worden. Diese jedoch in drei Teile sauber auseinandergegangen. Sehr seltenes und dekoratives Dokument aus der Boomzeit nach dem Deutsch-Französischen Krieg als die eklektische Gartenarchitektur sich frei aller Stilelemente der Klassik und der Renaissance bediente um den Reichtum der Gartenbesitzer prunkvoll zur Schau zu stellen. [Gartenarchitekturen] Sprache: deu Gut. Stempel auf Einband u. Titel. Blätter teils schwach fleckig u. mit minimalen Randläsuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Croquet, Troco, Racquets, Fives, Nurr and Spell, Bowling, Hurling, etc., etc

      London: Ward, Lock, and Co. [undated, circa 1879]. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher's original pictorially decorated cloth-bound hardback; in very good shape with bold lettering and clear front cover illustration, just the left upper edge very faintly showing an old name and generally rubbed. Contents sound and clean, just slightly parting at the front hinge and some mild age toning throughout; no pen-marks and not from a library so no such stamps or labels; Size: 155mm x 100mm. Collation: pp. 88 + 8 (Rules of Tennis) + [8 (publisher's adverts)], front and rear endpapers and pastedowns also printed with adverts. A rare item: one of the very first lawn tennis coaching manuals. Includes a revised set of the first generally accepted rules. In addition: page 29 illustrates a game of mixed doubles on an hour-glass court with a serving diamond and extensive wing-nets. Note: illustrations of serving diamonds, wing-nets and hour-glass courts are almost impossible to find. Tidy book in presentable condition.

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        On Mining and Mines in Japan. (Memoirs of the Science Department, University of Tokio, Japan). Tokyo, University of Tokyo, 1879.

      - "First Edition. Folio, 54pp, colour lithograph frontispiece and six folding plates, original flexible boards, presentation slip bound in [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notes by a Naturalist on the "Challenger" being an Account of Various Observations made during the Voyage of H.M.S. "Challenger" Round the World, in the Years 1872-76.

      Macmillan,, London: 1879 - A fine description of zoology and botany, most in the Southern Hemisphere and Antarctic. Also visits Tristan Da Cunha, Kerguelen Land, the Falklands, Juan Fernandez, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji & Cape York, Queensland. Spence 820. The Challenger Expedition was a massive scientific undertaking sponsored by the Royal Society to discover "everything about the sea". She was the first steam-driven ship to enter the Antarctic Circle. The expedition founded the modern science of oceanography, taking a daily chain of magnetic observations round the world, established 362 observation stations. At most of these, the depth was sounded, the sea dredged and samples of the seabed, as well as water samples and temperatures at intermediate levels, were taken. Atmospheric and meteorological observations were made and the rate and direction of the current measured. Thousands of new species of marine life were discovered. The British Library records only the 1892 edition. 'Of all his writings, Moseley's Notes of a Naturalist on the Challenger, is the one that appeals to the widest circle of readers and approaches Darwin's Journal of the Cruise of the Beagle in interest and importance' [DNB]. The work is dedicated to Charles Darwin. 8vo, xvi, 620pp, 2 colored plates, color folding map of the world showing ocean soundings. Fine binding signed by Mudie, with his stamp. Half dark blue calf and marbled boards. Gilt decorated spine, raised bands, gilt title at red calf label. One small abrasion at spine. Private library stamp at title and a few other leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Les Danicheff, comédie en quatre actes.

      - Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1879. In-4, (4)-133-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque bradel demi-percaline lie-de-vin à coins, couverture bleue imprimée conservée (pièce de titre frottée). Edition originale. Tirage limité à 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande (ici n°4). Agrémenté d'un ENVOI autographe signé de Dumas-fils. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Geschichte des Levantehandels im Mittelalter.

      Stuttgart: J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung,, 1879. 2 volumes, octavo (215 × 135 mm). Contemporary black half morocco; spine in compartments separated by gilt double rules enclosing blind-stamped single rules, titles to second and fourth gilt, floral roll to head and foot gilt; white and purple endbands, marbled sides, red speckled edges. Library stamps to versos of title pages. Spines slightly faded, light wear to corners, top corner of vol. I front board bumped with minor abrasion, small patches of foxing to pastedowns, leaves toned. A very good copy. First edition. In 1082, the Byzantine emperor granted Venice trading rights throughout imperial territory, a decree issued largely in recognition of the city state's growing influence; Venetian merchants became the dominant European force in the Levant throughout the Middle Ages, conducting a thriving trade with the Mamluk dynasty, who ruled from Cairo with Alexandria as their commercial centre, and increasingly the Ottomans, who would eventually conquer the Mamluks in 1517. Together with Karl Hopf's Geschichte Griechenlands vom Beginn des Mittelalters, Heyd's monograph "firmly established the ascendancy of German scholarship in medieval Greek history" (Lock, The Franks in the Aegean 1204-1500, p. 30). A French version entitled "Histoire du commerce du Levant au moyen-âge" with numerous additions by the author, was published in Leipzig in 1885. Scarce in commerce.

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        Eine neue Beobachtungs- und Untersuchungsmethode für Harnröhre, Harnblase und Rectum (Sp.649-652, 688-691, 713-716, 779-782, 806-810, 9 Abb.).

      - Wien. med. Wschr., 29/24-26,29-30. - Wien, L.W.Seidel & Sohn, 1879, 4°, Sp.649-732, 779-830, feiner Halbpergamenteinband im Stil der Zeit. First Edition - Max Nitze (1848-1906) devised an electrically lighted cystoscope in 1877, which made possible great improvements in the surgery of the bladder. - Garrison & Morton No.4175 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Tribulations D'un Chinois En Chine

      J. Hetzel et Cie, 18, Rue Jacob, Paris - Cartonnage éditeur "aux Initiales JV-JH" couleur bleu cobalt, non daté, 1ère édition (1879), catalogue à la fin, trois tranches dorées, Collection Les Voyages Extraordinaires, Bibliothèque d'Education et de récréation. Volume simple, second plat type C, dos type 2, maquette signée Berger sur le 1er plat. Intérieur très bon état, cartonnage d'une couleur bleue lumineuse. Size: In8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish Written Between 1771 and 1781, Edited from the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke of Devonshire, K.G

      Cambridge University Press, London 1879 - lxvi, 454pp, + ads. Language: eng G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Spine faded. Foxing to prelims. Contents firm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Land of Midian Revisited

      

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        A Visit to Cape Colony and Natal in 1879

      

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        My Chief and I

      

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        A Guide to Homoeopathic (Homeopathic) Practice; Designed for the Use of Families and Private Individuals

      F.E. Boericke, Hahnemann Publishing House / Boericke & Tafel, 1879, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, xv, [16]-494 pp. 22.5cm x 16cm. Index. Dr. Johnson was a graduate of the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania, Member of the American Institute of Homoeopathy, and author of 'Johnson's Therapeutic Key'. Bevelled brown cloth-covered boards decorated in black and gilt. Above-average wear. Front hinge half open. Back hinge open. Binding tender. Child's neat practice writing pencilled on front and back of first blank leaf. A worthy copy of this early comprehensive homoeopathic work. (Hoolihan S-646)

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        Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Croquet, Troco, Racquets, Fives, Nurr and Spell, Bowling, Hurling, etc., etc.

      Ward, Lock, and Co., Undated [c. 1879] - Publisher's original pictorially decorated cloth-bound hardback; in very good shape with bold lettering and clear illustration to upper cover, just the left upper edge very faintly showing an old name and generally rubbed. Contents sound and clean, just slightly parting at the front hinge and some mild age toning throughout; no pen-marks and not from a library so no such stamps or labels; Size: 155mm x 100mm. Collation: pp. 88 + 8 (Rules of Tennis) + [8] (publisher's adverts), front and rear endpapers and pastedowns also printed with adverts. A rare item: one of the very first lawn tennis coaching manuals. Includes a revised set of the first generally accepted rules. In addition: page 29 illustrates a game of mixed doubles on an hour-glass court with a serving diamond and extensive wing-nets. Note: illustrations of serving diamonds, wing-nets and hour courts are almost impossible to find. Tidy book in presentable condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana. AVES.

      - (London) 1879-1904. 4 volumes. 4to (310 x 255mm). pp. xliv, 512; (4), 598; iv, 510; vii, with 84 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after J.C. Keulemans and two by E. Neale. Contemporary brown morocco, spines in six compartments with gilt lines and lettering. First edition. "A sumptuous monograph of the birds of Central America" (Zimmer II, p. 542). It forms the complete ornithological section of the 'Biologia Centrali-Americana' by Godman and Salvin published in 57 volumes. "The material on which the work is based was mostly secured by the auhors during several visits to Central America. The large collection thus acquired by collection and purchase they represented to the British Museum at South Kensington (more than 55,000 specimens). The work deals with 1413 species representing 78 families and 539 genera" (Anker 437). The fine plates are outstanding representatives of Keulemans's bird art."The great value of Keuleman's work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in the sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with different plumes receiving sympatic treatment, the fine soft underplumage and the large flight feathers being equally well drawn" (Jackson, Bird Illustrators p. 90). A fine copy of this rare work.Fine Bird Books 103; Nissen IVB, 811; Anker 437. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HAUNTED HOTEL: A MYSTERY OF MODERN VENICE. TO WHICH IS ADDED MY LADY'S MONEY .

      Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly 1879 [i.e. 1878]., London - Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-vii] viii [ix-x] [1-3] 4-230 [231: publisher's device] [232: blank]; [i-vi] [1-3] 4-259 [260: blank], six inserted plates with illustrations by Arthur Hopkins, full brown polished calf, spine panels richly tooled in gold, brown and black title and author pieces, front and rear panels ruled and tooled in gold, inner dentelles, t.e.g., marbled endpapers (binding by Riviere & Son). First combined edition. "The Haunted Hotel" was published as a magazine serial in BELGRAVIA from June through November 1878. "In many respects this is Collins's last sustained work. The detective element is clever; the story embodies the full development and complexity which were Collins's forte; and the psychology of the countess and her relationship with Fate are excellent. The supernatural aspects, however, are pedestrian." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 411. "My Lady's Money" was published as the 1877 Christmas number of the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. "The Haunted Hotel" was published separately in book form in Toronto in October 1878 by Rose-Belford Publishing Company, preceding its publication here by a few weeks. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 55. Ellis, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others, p. 49. Glover and Green, Victorian Detective Fiction 72 (citing a later edition). Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 85-6. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 143. Bleiler (1978), p. 47. Reginald 03226. Hubin (1994), p. 180. Wolff 1355. Leather bookplate of George Staehle affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy. (#153303) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Children's processional & Victorian ladies [Kate Greenaway greeting card proofs]

      London: Marcus Ward, circa 1879. Proof. Sheet. Near fine. Kate Greenaway. Classic Kate Greenawy lithographic greeting card proofs. Eight scenes, including four of a child's flower processional, and four of Victorian ladies. Uncut and complete. Toning due to age. Previous owner's notation and price on back side. A rare find for any Greenaway or Victoriana collector. 12 1/2 x 18 inches. Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) Born London, March 17, 1846 - Died November 6, 1901 Kate Greenaway (often spelt incorrectly as Kate Greenway) was an English artist and illustrator/writer of children's book, cards, calendars and much more. Her subjects mainly consisted of children, young girls, flowers and landscapes. She was the daughter of John Greenaway a well-known draughtsman and engraver on wood. Kate completed a course at Heatherleys life classes and the Slade School in South Kensington. It was soon after completing these studies in 1868 that she started to exhibit watercolor drawings at the Dudley Gallery in London. By 1877 her drawings at Dudley Gallery were selling for 54 pounds. In 1868 she also started to design greeting cards for Marcus Ward. Over the years many of these were also used for calendar and book illustrations. During the period from 1868 to 1878 some of the cards were registered at Stationers' Hall but not in her name. The first recorded design at Stationers' Hall in her name was in 1879. By this stage she had also been working for other publishers such as Goodall. --- from kate greenaway cards site

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        Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister. Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche.

      Schmeitzner, Chemnitz 1879 - 163 S., 5 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen. Privater Halbleinenband der Zeit. Von dem hier vorliegenden Anhang zum 1878 publizierten Band wurden bis 1886 nur etwa 330 Exemplaren verkauft. Die Provenienz unseres Exemplars weist darauf hin, daß der Verlag eines der unverkauften Exemplare einer Bildungseinrichtung des Buchdrucker-Handwerks überlassen hat: Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den auf dem vorderen Innendeckel eingeklebten "Statut-Bestimmungen der Bibliothek der Mitgliedschaft Chemnitz des Unterstützungsvereins Deutscher Buchdrucker." Der Einband ist stärker berieben und bestossen, die ersten Blätter sind teils stärker fingerfleckig, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein noch akzeptables Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana, Aves (Four Volumes)

      London: Self Published Three text volumes, and plate volume, published between 1879 and 1904. These four bird volumes are part of a larger set addressing the greater natural history of the region. Plate volume has been collated and contains all 84 hand-colored plates including 82 after Keulemans and 2 after E. Neale. Later binding in plain burgundy cloth with gilt stamped lettering on spine. Covers show occasional light rubbing and there are a couple of small foxing spots in blank edge space in plate volume. Otherwise, set remains tight, very clean, and intact. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by J. G. Keulemans and E. Neale. 4to.

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        Four sets of instructions for the game Lanrick invented by Dodgson. Comprising the first two printings of the game (16 January & 20 February 1879), the first with Dodgson’s autograph additions and corrections, together with the second "official" edition [July 1881], and a cyclostyled copy of Dodgson’s autograph instructions for the game (25 October 1880).

      N.p.] 1879-81, [N.p. - Provenance: The January 1879 printing is Dodgson’s own copy with his autograph emendations. The other two printings are the copies of Dodgson’s child friend Agnes Caroline Smith: the February 1879 printing is signed by her (evidently the hand of a child), and the 1881 printing is inscribed to her by Dodgson. Agnes Smith was the daughter of Charles Smith (d. 1869), vicar of Tarrington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (née Boddington) (b. 1834). Dodgson writes in his Diaries of the day he met Agnes and her family on 6 September 1877: "Met Mr. Dymes with a friend (over from Brighton for the day) Mrs. Smith, with two girls (Agnes and Gracille, 10 and 8) and a boy, Reginald: Agnes is beautiful." A unique collection comprising four extraordinarily rare documents relating to Dodgson’s invention of Lanrick, a chessboard game for two players. 1) First edition, dated 16 January 1879, with the title A Game for Two Players. Only one other copy of this earliest printing is known, that in the Parrish collection (see Williams & Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, 1970, no. 135). Dodgson records the receipt of ten proof copies on 11 February 1879, "in nearly its final state, I hope". The sheet is annotated by Dodgson, who added the game’s title, and made corrections in manuscript in his customary violet ink: "Lanrick. ‘The muster-place be Lanrick mead’"; Rule 1 was altered from "The men are set alternately, on any border-squares" to "The Players set their men, in turn, on any border squares". 2) Second edition, dated 20 February 1879. This variant is unknown to bibliographers (no other copy recorded). The alterations made by Dodgson to the first issue are printed here. 3) "Second" (i.e., fifth? – see below) edition, inscribed presentation copy from Dodgson to Agnes Smith, with "July 1881" inscribed to verso in violet ink (presumably in Dodgson’s hand). The "second" edition appeared in the August 1881 edition of Charlotte Yonge’s Monthly Packet. 4) A cyclostyled copy of the manuscript for the game, dated 25 October 1880, and written by Dodgson in violet ink. Dodgson invented this game in 1878. It is first mentioned in his diary on 31 December, 1878, where he calls it "my new invention, Natural Selection, afterwards called Lanrick." Dodgson was well acquainted with Darwin’s theory, having served on the reception committee for the scientists visiting Oxford in 1860 for the famous "apes and angels" debate (which he may well have attended). In 1874 Charles read Mivart’s Genesis of Species (1871), "a most interesting and satisfactory book, showing, as it does, the insufficiency of ‘Natural Selection’ alone to account for the universe, and its perfect compatibility with the creative and guiding power of God." "Charles made a modest bow toward "Natural Selection" when he invented a chessboard game that, in 1878, he called first by that name (he later changed it to Lanrick), and in which of course the winner is the survivor of the fittest" (Cohen, p. 352). The name Dodgson finally settled upon derived from "The muster-place be Lanrick-Mead," a line in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Lanrick Mead, a valley in the Scottish Highlands, was the place at which the poem’s tragic hero, Sir Roderick Dhu, gathered his men for the battle against the King of Scotland, James V. Lanrick Mead thus echoes the "rendezvous" which play an important role in the game (see below). The game is played on a chessboard, each player having five men; the other requisites are a die and dice box, and something (such as a coin) to mark a square. The interior of the board, excluding the border squares, is regarded as containing six rows and six columns. It must be agreed which is the first row and first column. In the earliest printed version, the rules are given as follows: 1. The men are set, alternately, on any border-squares. 2. The die is thrown twice, and a square marked accordingly, the first throw fixing the row, the second, the column; the marked square, with t [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The PRINCETON Book: A Series of Sketches Pertaining to the History, Organization and Present Condition of the College of New Jersey.

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company 1879 - 457 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 35 cm. Bound 1/2 brown leather. Brown cloth boards. Gilt seal of Princeton to front board. 5 raised bands. AEG Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Rubbing to spine. Section of pages and plates from p50-54 loose from binding. Another section 162-68 loose slightly from binding. A few stray pencil marks to margins. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen 33 (von 44 Bänden) und der Registerband. Unter Mitwirkung von Felix Bamberg, F. von Betzold, Alexander Brückner, Const. Bulle, Felix Dahn, G. Droysen, Joh. Dümichen, Ludwig Geiger, Th. Hertzberg, E. O. Hopp, Ferdinand Justi, B. Kugler, Ed. Meyer, H. Prutz, Th. Schiemann, A. Stern, Ed. Winkelmann und anderen.

      Berlin, Grote\'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Erster und letzter Band: Historischer Verlag Baumgärtel (montiertes Verlagsschild)), 1879 - 1898. Zusammen 34 Bände. Je Band 500 - 900 S., mit zahlreichen Porträts, Illustrationen, Faksimiles und teils farbigen, teils ausklappbaren Karten im Text und auf Tafeln. Gr.-8° (24x18cm), hellbrauner Orig.-Halbleinen (Halblederbände: Hauptabtheilung I, Theil 5-9 / Hauptabtheilung II, Theil 5 und 8 / Hauptabtheilung III, Theil 5-13 / Hauptabtheilung IV, Theil 3) mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf je einem roten und schwarzen Rückenschild, mit Lederecken u. Rundum-Rotschnitt. Gegliedert in vier Hauptabteilungen I: Geschichte des Altertums (6 Teile in 8 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Geschichte des alten Ägyptens; Geschichte der Phönizier; Geschichte von Hellas und Rom (2 Bände); Geschichte des Volkes Israel (2 Bände); ES FEHLEN: Geschichte Babyloniens und Assyriens; Geschichte des alten Indiens; Geschichte des alten Persiens; Hauptabteilung II: Geschichte des Mittelalters (10 Teile in 15 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Geschichte des römischen Kaiserreiches; Geschichte der Angelsachsen bis zum Tode König Alfreds; Geschichte der Kreuzzüge; Staatengeschichte des Abendlandes; Geschichte der Byzantiner und des Osmanischen Reiches; Renaissance und Humanismus in Italien und Deutschland; Geschichte des Zeitalters der Entdeckungen; Rußland, Polen und Livland bis ins 17. Jahrhundert (2 Bände); ES FEHLEN: Urgeschichte der germanischen und romanischen Völker (4 Bände); Der Islam im Morgen- und Abendland; Hauptabteilung III: Geschichte der Neueren Zeit (10 Teile in 13 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Westeuropa im Zeitalter von Philipp II.; Das Zeitalter des dreißigjährigen Krieges (2 Bände, 2. Band anderslautend: Geschichte der Gegenreformation); Geschichte der Revolution in England; Das Zeitalter Ludwigs XIV.; Peter der Große; Deutsche Geschichte vom Westfälischen Frieden bis zum Regierungsantritt Friedrichs des Großen (2 Bände); Das Zeitalter Friedrichs des Großen (2 Bände); Österreich unter Maria Theresia, Josef II. und Leopold II: 1740 - 1792; Katharina II. ES FEHLEN: Geschichte der deutschen Reformation, Hauptabteilung IV (VOLLSTÄNDIG): Geschichte der Neuesten Zeit (6 Theile in 8 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Das Zeitalter der Revolution, des Kaiserreiches und der Befreiungskriege (2 Bände); Das Zeitalter der Restauration und Revolution 1815 - 1851; Geschichte des zweiten Kaiserreiches und des Königreiches Italien; Bundesstaat und Bundeskrieg in Nordamerika. Mit einem Abriß der Kolonialgeschichte als Einleitung; Geschichte der orientalischen Angelegenheit im Zeitraume des Pariser und des Berliner Friedens; Das Zeitalter des Kaisers Wilhelm (2 Bände). Mit dem letzten Band, bearbeitet von Otto Henn am Rhyn: NAMEN- und SACHREGISTER (4 Teile in 1 Band). Prachtvolle, durch Register erschlossene Ausgabe der umfangreichen und reich illustrierten Weltgeschichte. ZUSTAND: Einbände an den Kanten berieben, Hauptabtheilung III, 3. Theil, 2. Band (Geschichte der Gegenreformation) am Rücken mit kleinem Fleck (25 mm), Hauptabtheilung III, 5. Theil (Zeitalter Ludwigs des XIV.) oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle (9 mm), Hauptabtheilung III, 9. Theil (Österreich unter Maria Theresia) Vorsatz entfernt, sonst sehr gut und trotz Halbleinenausstattung in einheitlichem Erscheinungsbild. Versandkosten auf Anfrage (ca. 6 Pakete). Versand D: 4,50 EUR Berühmte Geschichtswerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, neunzehntes Jahrhundert

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        In the Circuit Court of the United States, District of Colorado.

      1879 - Court Brief Relating to the Grand Canyon War [Trial]. Bass, Lyman K. [1836-1889]. In the Circuit Court of the United States, District of Colorado. The Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company vs. the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. No. 155. Defendant's Brief of Evidence on Supplemental Bill. Lyman K. Bass, Solicitor for Defendant [Caption docket title to rear printed wrapper]. [Denver?]. Late December, 1879]. [ii], 3-51, [1] pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, pink publisher half-wrapper with docket title printed on left side of back cover. Light soiling to exterior, minor edgewear, vertical center fold. A well-preserved copy. * Likely the only printing. Lyman Kidder Bass had been a Buffalo, New York attorney and was Grover Cleveland's law partner. Bass's brief on behalf of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company was filed with the U.S. Circuit Court in Colorado in late December 1879, subsequent to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the railway company that reversed an injunction against the company's intended route from Denver to Leadville. It includes a statement of facts, his arguments against and objections to the supplemental bill, and an extensive review of the testimony. Witnesses here include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and extensive testimony from General William Jackson Palmer, co-founder of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. This brief was a concluding event in what became known as the Grand Canyon War, which pitting the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company against the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. Both railroads sought dominance to monopolize the right of way through the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River. The "War" was not limited to the courts; it involved violence between "armies" of the railroad laborers and townsfolk. Despite the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, new issues were raised by a supplemental bill in December 1879 opposing the Denver and Rio Grande Company to which Bass responds here. On the 13th day of May the opinion and mandates of the Supreme Court were filed in the Circuit Court, and a motion was made for a decree in conformity thereto. After several more rounds of legal action culminating in a January 2, 1880 decision by the Circuit Court for Colorado affirming the Denver and Rio Grand's right of way and the U.S. Supreme Court's an

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        Four sets of instructions for the game Lanrick invented by Dodgson. Comprising the first two printings of the game (16 January & 20 February 1879), the first with Dodgson's autograph additions and corrections, together with the second "official" edition [July 1881], and a cyclostyled copy of Dodgson's autograph instructions for the game (25 October 1880).

      [N.p. N.p.], 1879-81. Provenance: The January 1879 printing is Dodgson's own copy with his autograph emendations. The other two printings are the copies of Dodgson's child friend Agnes Caroline Smith: the February 1879 printing is signed by her (evidently the hand of a child), and the 1881 printing is inscribed to her by Dodgson. Agnes Smith was the daughter of Charles Smith (d. 1869), vicar of Tarrington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (née Boddington) (b. 1834). Dodgson writes in his Diaries of the day he met Agnes and her family on 6 September 1877: "Met Mr. Dymes with a friend (over from Brighton for the day) Mrs. Smith, with two girls (Agnes and Gracille, 10 and 8) and a boy, Reginald: Agnes is beautiful." A unique collection comprising four extraordinarily rare documents relating to Dodgson's invention of Lanrick, a chessboard game for two players. 1) First edition, dated 16 January 1879, with the title A Game for Two Players. Only one other copy of this earliest printing is known, that in the Parrish collection (see Williams & Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, 1970, no. 135). Dodgson records the receipt of ten proof copies on 11 February 1879, "in nearly its final state, I hope". The sheet is annotated by Dodgson, who added the game's title, and made corrections in manuscript in his customary violet ink: "Lanrick. 'The muster-place be Lanrick mead'"; Rule 1 was altered from "The men are set alternately, on any border-squares" to "The Players set their men, in turn, on any border squares". 2) Second edition, dated 20 February 1879. This variant is unknown to bibliographers (no other copy recorded). The alterations made by Dodgson to the first issue are printed here. 3) "Second" (i.e., fifth? - see below) edition, inscribed presentation copy from Dodgson to Agnes Smith, with "July 1881" inscribed to verso in violet ink (presumably in Dodgson's hand). The "second" edition appeared in the August 1881 edition of Charlotte Yonge's Monthly Packet. 4) A cyclostyled copy of the manuscript for the game, dated 25 October 1880, and written by Dodgson in violet ink. Dodgson invented this game in 1878. It is first mentioned in his diary on 31 December, 1878, where he calls it "my new invention, Natural Selection, afterwards called Lanrick." Dodgson was well acquainted with Darwin's theory, having served on the reception committee for the scientists visiting Oxford in 1860 for the famous "apes and angels" debate (which he may well have attended). In 1874 Charles read Mivart's Genesis of Species (1871), "a most interesting and satisfactory book, showing, as it does, the insufficiency of 'Natural Selection' alone to account for the universe, and its perfect compatibility with the creative and guiding power of God." "Charles made a modest bow toward "Natural Selection" when he invented a chessboard game that, in 1878, he called first by that name (he later changed it to Lanrick), and in which of course the winner is the survivor of the fittest" (Cohen, p. 352). The name Dodgson finally settled upon derived from "The muster-place be Lanrick-Mead," a line in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Lanrick Mead, a valley in the Scottish Highlands, was the place at which the poem's tragic hero, Sir Roderick Dhu, gathered his men for the battle against the King of Scotland, James V. Lanrick Mead thus echoes the "rendezvous" which play an important role in the game (see below). The game is played on a chessboard, each player having five men; the other requisites are a die and dice box, and something (such as a coin) to mark a square. The interior of the board, excluding the border squares, is regarded as containing six rows and six columns. It must be agreed which is the first row and first column. In the earliest printed version, the rules are given as follows: 1. The men are set, alternately, on any border-squares. 2. The die is thrown twice, and a square marked accordingly, the first throw fixing the row, the second, the column; the marked square, with the eight surrounding squares, forms the first "rendezvous", into which the men are to be played. 3. The men move like chess-queens; in playing for the first "rendezvous", each Player may move over six squares, either with one man, or dividing the move among several. 4. When one player has got all his men into the "rendezvous" the other must remove from the board one of his men that has failed to get in; the die is then thrown for a new "rendezvous", for which each Player may move over as many squares as he had men in the last "rendezvous", and one more. 5. If it be found that either Player has all his men already in this new "rendezvous", the die must be thrown again, till a "rendezvous" is found where this is not the case. 6. The Game ends when one Player has lost all his men. The rules of the game changed significantly in subsequent iterations. In a letter to one of his child friends, May Forshall (1867-1937), Dodgson wrote: Do you ever play at games? Or is your idea of life "breakfast, lessons, dinner, lessons, tea, lessons, bed, lessons, breakfast, lessons" and so on? It is a very neat plan of life, and almost as interesting as being a sewing-machine or a coffee-grinder. (By the way, that is a very interesting question--please answer it-- which would you like most to be, of those two things?) To return to the subject, if you ever do play games, would you see how you like my new game 'Lanrick'? I have been inventing it for about two months, and the rules have been changed almost as often as you change your mind during dinner, when you say "I'll have meat first and then pudding--no, I'll have pudding first and then meat--no, I'll have both at once--no, I'll have neither." To return to the subject, if you can think of any improvement in the Rules, please tell me. Do you know the way to improve children? Re-proving them is the best way. (Gardner states that this letter was written in 1870, but this must clearly be an error; possibly 1879 was meant.) The printing history of the game has not been fully elucidated. On February 11, 1879, Dodgson received the first proofs of his single-page anonymous leaflet, "A Game for Two Players," dated January 16, 1879 (item 1). The game's name is not printed on the sheet, but two months later Dodgson issued an expanded set of rules in a two-page anonymous pamphlet titled Lanrick. A Game for Two Players (item 2). Gardner includes an illustration of another two-page version dated March 1, 1879, in which the list of rules has grown from six to ten. Gardner also illustrates a version with Carroll's name printed at the end, dated December 1880 in manuscript, in which we are back to six rules. In July or August 1881 a slightly reworded two-page version, again with the same title, was issued anonymously (item 3); this is stated to be the "second edition". Finally, Gardner illustrates a two-page version dated October 1881, unsigned, and stated as the "third edition". Possibly our items 1) and 2), and Gardner's version dated March 1, 1879, are unpublished proofs, the first publicly available edition being Gardner's version dated December 1880. The game's definitive version was provided in the booklet Syzygies and Lanrick: A Word Puzzle and a Game, published in 1893 with Lewis Carroll's name as the author. A second edition, with small changes, came out later that year. Both parts of the book are reprinted in The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 135; 142; Cohen, Lewis Carroll: A Biography, 1995; Gardner, The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, 1996. Together three single sheets and one bifolium (some light foxing and creasing, the bifolium with some chips and tears to extremities). Housed in a black linen chemise and black quarter morocco and cloth slipcase.

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        THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?SPRING - Alma-Tadema.

      THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?SPRING (GREEN ON THE FIELDS / IN THE GARDENS OF THE VILLA BORGHESE ) Staalgravure uit 1879 van de hand van August Blanchard naar het schilderij (Opus CLXXIV) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Blanchard en Alma-Tadema. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 13,5 x 33 cm.In het voorjaar plukken jonge vrouwen manden vol bloemen. Een meisje in een vale tuniek staat in een veld met annemonen, ze kijkt dromend naar die ene rode klaproos. De scène zou zich kunnen afspelen in de tuinen van Villa Borghese of Villa Pamfili. De recencent van de Royal Academy beschreef het schilderij als volgt:"Young Roman maidens gathering flowers for the festa to celebrate the opening year. The flowers, that thickly cover the ground like our daisies and buttercups, are the star anemone, which attracts the attention of travellers to the Eternal City. The principal figure is a tall girl in a pale dress making, as far as the painter"s part of the work goes, perhaps the most lovely picture of the four.'Het schilderij waarnaar de gravure gemaakt is, hing tot 1944 in het Schlesisches Museum für bildende Künste in Breslau (thans het Poolse Wroc?aw), maar ging tijdens de Slacht om Breslau verloren. Daarmee wordt deze prent de dichtste benadering van Alma-Tadema"s werk. Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Die Loango-Expedition. Ausgesandt von der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Aequatorial-Africas 1873-1876. Ein Reisewerk in 3 Abtheilungen. (Hier Abteilung 1, 2 und 3, 1. Hälfte).

      - Mit einer farblithographischen Tafel, einer farblithographischen Pigment-Tafel, 17 xylographischen Tafeln, 2 farblithographischen Faltkarten und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, Leipzig, Verlag Paul Frohberg, 1879-82, VIII, (4 Blätter), 232 Seiten, (4 Blätter), 183 Seiten und (3 Blätter), 304 Seiten, (die hier nicht mitgebundenen Seiten 305-316 liegen als Fotokopie bei), 27,5x19, Original-Halbleinen, Einband fleckig, durchgehender Fleck bis Seite 45, stellenweise wasserrandig/wasserfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, (die 2. Hälfte erschien erst 1907),

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        Petits Poètes du XVIIIe siècle. Publiés avec notices bio-bibliographiques. 12 vol. 1. Bernis. Poésies diverses, 1882. 2. Bertin. Poésies et oeuvres diverses, 1879. 3. Bonnard. Poésies diverses, 1884. 4. Boufflers. Poésies diverses, 1886. 5. Desforges-Maillard. Poésies diverses, 1880. 6. Gentil-Bernard. Poésis choisies, 1884. 7. Gilbert. Poésies diverses, 1882. 8. Gresset. Poésies choisies, 1883. 9. Lattaignant. Poésies diverses et pièces inédites, 1881. 10. Malfilatre. Poésies, 1884. 11. Piron, Alexis. Poésies choisies et pièces inédites, 1879. 12. Vadé, Joseph. Poésies et lettres facétieuses, 1879.

      Paris, Quantin 1879 - -1886. Pet. 8° (20 x 13 cm). 12 Bde. Mit zahlreichen Textvignetten, 12 gest. Portraittafeln, 12 Vignetten auf Tafeln (hors texte), 6 teils gefaltete Faksimiles. Kopfgoldschnitt. Dunkelrotes Halbmaroquin (à coins, 5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Couvertures sont conservées. Einbände von Goujon Rel. Tirage à petit nombre sur papier de Hollande. Vicaire VI/747-749. Unbeschnittenes und unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. Non rogné et non coupé. Komplettes, schönes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Bel exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes. For more info about this item, see our RARE FISH BOOKS site.

      - London, William Mackenzie, [1879]. First edition. Two folio volumes. 41 plates of fishes by A.F. Lydon after Benjamin Fawcett, coloured from woodblocks and heightened with gum arabic. Plates protected by tissue-guards. Numerous engraved chapter vignettes and 64 wood-engraved illustrations with river and lake scenes. Title-pages printed in red and black. Original publisher's brick textured cloth. Black-, gilt-, blind-stamped with piscatorial motives like anglers, dragon flies, water lilies and bull rushes on both covers. All edges gilt. Occasional light foxing in margins mostly to preliminary leafs.Houghton was a keen observer. In the preface of his book we found the following characteristic remark: "Although some additional knowledge on the subject of the British fresh-water fishes has been gained since the publications of the works of Yarrell and Couch, - excellent as those are, - yet much remains obscure" and this critical note was apparently the reason to investigate thoroughly the salmonid species. He gives descriptions of the Loch Stennis trout, Loch Leven trout, Windermere char, Torgog char, Loch Killin char and distinguishes about twenty other salmonid species. The fishes are magnificently depicted. In the 20th century taxonomists have reduced this number to less than 10 true species. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 1951, nr. 78. A complete and well-preserved original copy. Publisher's copies, in general, have badly joined and sewn gatherings and this explains why many of them were rebound in new covers. Houghton was a keen observer. In the preface of his book we found the following characteristic remark: "Although some additional knowledge on the subject of the British fresh-water fishes has been gained since the publications of the works of Yarrell and Couch, - excellent as those are, - yet much remains obscure" and this critical note was apparently the reason to investigate thoroughly the salmonid species. He gives descriptions of the Loch Stennis trout, Loch Leven trout, Windermere char, Torgog char, Loch Killin char and distinguishes about twenty other salmonid species. The fishes are magnificently depicted. In the 20th century taxonomists have reduced this number to less than 10 true species. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 1951, nr. 78. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent (In Six volumes)

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1879 - Six volumes, octavo (8" x 5 1/2"), 3/4 burgundy morocco, over marbled boards, marbled end papers; six panels, generously and tastefully decorated in gilt. "Thoroughly Revised Edition" with illustrations. Top edges gilt. Internally clean and bright; tissue guards. A fine, lovely and impressive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Pomologie. Chromolithographische Abbildung, Beschreibung und Kulturanweisung der empfehlenswerthesten Sorten. Aepfel, Birnen, Kirschen, Pflaumen, Aprikosen,

      - Pfirsiche und Weintrauben. Nach den Ermittelungen des Deutschen Pomologen-Vereins. Berlin, Paul Parey, (1879-) 1882-1883. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (220 x 155mm). With 300 chromolithographed plates with descriptive leaves of text. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines with 2 gilt lettered labels A beautifully preserved copy of the first edition of this rare German pomological work. "Der hervorragende Pomologe W. Lauche verfasste allein die umfassende 'Deutsche Pomologie' . die noch Heute als grundlegendes Werk dient. Dieses ist nicht nur ein Katalog oder Inventar, sondern eine Auslese der besten Obstsorten. Es enthält die genaue Beschreibung sowie schöne farbige Chromolithographien von 100 Apfel-, 100 Birnen-, 25 Kirschen-, 25 Pflaumen-, 10 Aprikosen, 25 Pfirsich- und 15 Weintraubensortern. Auf den farbigen Abbildungen von Apfel-, Birnen- und Pfirsichsorten ist jeweils eine ganze und eine halbe Frucht mit der Blüte in Naturgrösse wiedergegeben. Bei Kirschen-, Pflaumen- und Aprikosensorten werden anstelle der Blüte ein Blatt und der Stein abgebildet, bei der Weintraube jedoch nur das Blatt" (Martini, Geschichte der Pomologie in Europa, p. 80). The excellent plates are after drawings by the author.Nissen BBI, 1145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN ARMAENTARIUM CHIRURGICUM, 1879

      Charles H. Ludwig, Printer, New York 1879 - "Illustrations of Moden Surgical Instruments and Appliances, also, Lists of Cases of Instruments as Recommended by Eminent Professors of Surgery." Medical instrument catalogue of George Tiemann & Co., 67 Chatham Street, New York. Five-part compendium catalogue of various surgical for different disciplines; plus, plus supplement and price list. Alphabetical index on front of catalogue. Part I: Surgical Instruments; Part II: Eye, Ear, Nasal and Oral Instruments; Part III: Urethral, Gynaecological, Prepuce & Hernia Instruments; Part IV: Orthopaedic Apparatus; and, Part V: Dental Apparatus. Pages are clean and bright, and although this is an ex-library book there are few markings. Original burgundy boards with gold print on cover; 590 pages. Spine has been rebound and strengthened in burgundy cloth with gold-printed leather labels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish Written Between 1771 and 1781, Edited from the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke of Devonshire, K.G

      London: Cambridge University Press. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Spine faded. Foxing to prelims. Contents firm. 1879. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lxvi, 454pp, + ads. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Les bas-fonds de la société.

      No place (Brussels, Kistemaeckers, 1879). - circa 13 x 8,6 cm. 160 pp., 1 f., with 8 engravings by Félicien Rops, on China, mounted on plates Blue half-Morocco (around 1900) Exteens 463; Vicaire V, 1019. One of only 64 copies printed in the private series "Documents pour servir à l’histoire de nos moeurs" with the charming small engravings by Rops. The work by Monnier first came out around 1860 and was immediately forbidden. - Fine, very little spotting, a little rubbed, but decorative. - One of the rarest works by Rops!.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Lanrick: A Game for Two Players.

      

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        Missel Pontifical de Estevam Gonçalves Netto, propriété de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Lisbonne

      Maçia, Paris 1879 - In-folio (447 x 345 mm), titre, (2) ff., (98)ff., 96 pp., monté sur onglets, reliure de l'éditeur polychrome, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs et plats de toile chagrinée richement décorés, blason de la ville de Vizeu au Portugal sur le plat supérieur, doublure et garde imprimées, tranches dorées. Reproduction d'un manuscrit enluminé datant de 1610, ornée de chromolithographies, dont le titre, 10 planches, une grande vignette, des lettrines et des encadrements de texte. Suivi de "De la Peinture des manuscrits en Portugal", et de la description d'un "Poëme français du XVIe siècle, orné de belles miniatures, exécutées vers l'année 1550, et représentant des brésiliens". Bel ouvrage. (malgré des défauts d'usage, frottements sur les coiffes, le dos, les charnières, coins usés, discrète dédicace manuscrite sur le premier feuillet blanc, datée de 1899, rousseurs). // Folio (447 x 345 mm), title, (2) ff., (98) ff., 96 pp., bound with guards, polychrome editor binding, red half-shagreen, spine raised on bands and cloth-shagreen covers richly decorated, blazon of Vizeu in Portugal on upper cover, linings and end-papers printed, gilt edges. Reproduction of an illuminated manuscript of 1610, illustrated with chromolithographs, including title, 10 plates, a large vignette, letters and tooled borders for the text. Followed by "De la Peinture des manuscrits en Portugal" (about painting of manuscripts in Portugal), and with the description of a "Poëme français du XVIe siècle, orné de belles miniatures, exécutées vers l'année 1550, et représentant des brésiliens" (french poem of 16th century, illustrated with nice miniatures, painted near 1550, and depicting Brazilians). Fine copy. (despite defects of use, rubbings on spine, on top and bottom, on hinges, corners used, a discreet handwritten dedication on the first blank leaf, dated 1899, foxings).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        On Boltzmann's Theorem on the Average Distribution of Energy in a System of Material Points" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 14, 1882, pp. 299-312

      MAXWELL'S "EXPLANATION OF THE PROPERTIES OF A GAS IN TERMS OF THE BEHAVIOR OF THE ENTIRE 'ENSEMBLE' OF ITS MOLECULES" (Wenner Collection). This is the third and least well-known of Maxwell's three great papers the subject and historians claim that the ensemble theory was important to statistical mechanics well beyond that of gases. Although it was formulated in classical terms, the ensemble theory provided an infrastructure still valuable in quantum statistics because of its generality (Inaba, A New Glimpse at the History of Statistical Mechanics, 1). This paper was first published in 1879 (the year of Maxwell's death) in the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. In this paper, James Clerk Maxwell, observing the properties of dynamical systems, here applies statistical techniques to the consideration of the probability of a given system being in a particular state. His work, today referred to as the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, was integral to the development of a statistical means of describing the distribution of the kinetic energies of ideal gas molecules. In this same paper, he "proved that the densities of the individual gases in a rotating mixture of gases are the same as if each gas were present by itself, suggesting that a centrifuge could be used to separate gas mixtures, a technique in frequent use" (Wenner Collection). Generally speaking, the idea behind the ensemble concept is that averaging among the many states of a molecular system can be done conveniently by imagining a large collection - an ensemble - of replicas of the system, with the replicas all exactly the same except for some key physical properties" (Cropper, Great Physicists, 195). The ensemble concept greatly simplified analysis of gas behavior. "Among Maxwell's last innovations before his death in 1879 was the introduction of the notion of ensemble averaging as a device for solving statistical problems. From a probablistic point of view, the problem was to understand the meaning of the averages and of the probabilities that played such an important role in going from microscopic to macroscopic physics. "Maxwell's technique was, first of all, to employ Hamilton's formulation of the Newtonian equations, which used both the position coordinates and the momenta of particles as the fundamental variables to be tracked during their motion. This had the advantage that knowing both positions and momenta of particles at one instant allowed the complete prediction of their future motion… "The next step was to introduce an ensemble, an infinite collection fictitiously made up of systems all of the same kind and the same energy but with different initial conditions (different starting positions and momenta compatible with the same total energy). In order to calculate, at a given instant tof time, the probability of finding any specified property of the molecules - for example, a given distribution of speeds - one simply needed to determine the fraction of the members of the ensemble whose molecules had that property, and similarly for averages" (Newton, A History of Physics, pp. 177-178). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [2], viii, [488], 4. Seven plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Bearing only a small penciled notation on the title page. Handsomely, solidly, and tightly rebound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt armorial devices in the compartments. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Bright and clean. Near fine condition.

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        A Monograph of the Jacamars and Puff-Birds, or Families Galbulidae and Bucconidae

      London: Published For the Author By R. H. Porter Issued in parts from 1879 to 1882. 171 pages, plus 55 hand colored lithograph plates, by J. G. Keulemans. Bound in contemporary half leather, with raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering. Top edge of text block is gilded. Marbled paper over boards, and marbled end leaves. Rubbing on lower edges and light wear to corners. Book plate on front paste down. About eight plates with light foxing. Volume is otherwise tight and clean, and plates remain very bright and lovely.. First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. G. Keulemans. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Garfield’s copy of the rare first edition of “Madame Surratt,” a drama about the suffering of the nation after Lincoln’s assassination – presented by the author to Garfield just two years before his own assassination.

      

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        THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?WINTER - Alma-Tadema.

      THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?WINTER (THE BLUE OF COLD)Staalgravure uit 1879 van de hand van Auguste Blanchard naar het schilderij (Opus CLXXII) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Blanchard en Alma-Tadema. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 13,5 x 33 cm.Dit is de eerste gravure naar een serie van vier schilderijen die de seizoenen voorstellen. We zien een arme familie in blauwe en donkere kledingstukken, samengekropen om een sobere maaltijd te gebruiken. Alma-Tadema was aan de serie vermoedelijk begonnen tijdens zijn bezoek aan Rome in het begin van 1876.Een recencent van de Royal Academy was vol lof: "At the foot of one of the columns of a gallery or porch are three women round a brazier, who beguile the time by conversation and a mess of some sort, which one of them stirs on the fire and another tastes. Auguste Blanchard"s engraving share in this design is perhaps the picture"s greatest triumph. The purity of the subdued tones and the texture of the marble base of the column that forms the background by the side of which we have a glimpse of the snowy landscape, are beyond all praise.' Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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