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        AEI Arabia Egypt India: A Narrative of Travel

      William Mullan and Son, London 1879 - 2 color maps (1 folding, the other as frontis), illustrations, viii, 488p. Recent quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in light tan leather). 22cm. Scattered foxing (heaviest on the folding map). All edges marbled. Burton left for India with her husband Richard in December, 1875 and returned to Trieste in June 1866. Her account is almost entirely devoted to the time spent in India with much shorter accounts of the voyages to and from, including an interesting chapter on a stop at Jeddah on the way to India. Portions of this book are generally thought to have been written by her husband. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Christophe Colomb

      First illustrated edition of 5 chromolithographies, a color card, all pages in a wide framing engraved with marine scenes, landscape, monument ... The effect of these frames is quite extraordinary when in addition there considers that it is renewed every page.Editor Cardboard half red shagreen Victor Palmé Paris 1879 19,5x28,8cm 580pp. relié

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        Minute Structure of the Central Nervous System of Certain Reptiles and Batrachians of America.

      Newport, Selbstverlag, 1879-82. - (35 x 28 cm). (10) 24 (9) S. Mit 113 photomikrographischen Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe mit eingebundener gedruckter Widmung des Verfassers. - Titel mehrfach gestempelt. Ränder der Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original Map of Great Manaqualand and Damaraland

      Surveyor Genl Cape Town, Cape Town 1879 - Compiled by T Hahn PD Oct, 1879. FOlding linen backed map. Orig. cover. 62.5 x 42.5 in. 60 mi to the in. Map fine, cover faded. 13-20 deg. E longitude and 19030 deg. S latitude. Outstanding early map of this sparsely populated area. Mountains clearly shown in shaded relief. Elevations of major peaks given. All roads, settlements, & regions occupied by various Hottentot Tribes. 1879 Cape Town (lithographed at Surveyor General's office. Printed by Saul Solomon, Cape Town. Bound by R Scott Long St Cape Town.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Gotha, 9. VIII. 1879. - 1½ SS. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Endlich erhalte ich aus London Antwort auf meine Anfrage bezüglich der beiden Geologen, über deren Personalien nichts zu finden war, aber die Antwort ist eine sehr unbefriedigende, mein Correspondent kennt die beiden Namen ebenfalls nicht, jedenfalls sind sie nicht von Bedeutung. Gleichsam zum Ersatz schickt mir mein Correspondent eine Anzahl Briefe aus seiner eigenen Sammlung. Ich stelle dieselben Ew. Exzellenz in der Hoffnung zur Verfügung, daß der eine oder andere Brief von Werth für Ihre Sammlung sein könnte. Die Namen der Schreiber sind bekannt genug: Hepworth Dixon, Geschichtsschreiber und Dichter (siehe Brockhaus) | Richard Francis Burton, der Entdeckungsreisende (s. Brockhaus) | Arnold Ruge [.] Giuseppe Mazzini [.] Thomas Hughes [.] Max Schlesinger [.] Sir Henry James [.] Elisée Reclus [.] Francis Galton [.]". - Ernst Behm war Leiter der "Geographischen Mitteilungen" des Geographischen Instituts von Gotha, gründete 1866 gründete das "Geographische Jahrbuch" und sammelte Übersichten über die Bevölkerung der Erde, die er zusammen mit Hermann Wagner seit 1872 in dem politisch-geographisch-statistischen Quellenwerk "Die Bevölkerung der Erde" herausgab. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der "Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes geographischer Anstalt".

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        Gesamtans., aus der Ferne.

      - Bleistiftzeichnung n. H. Bayer, dat. 1879, 30,2 x 46 Blick von einer Küstenstraße über die Bucht auf Sestri Levante. Hübsche Skizze als Vorlage für ein Gemälde oder für den Druck auf rötlich gefärbtem Papier, mit einigen handschriftlichen Buchstaben, wohl für die Farbgebung. - Rechts unten handschriftlich signiert, datiert ( 2.8.(18)79 und bezeichnet ( " Sestri di Levante ). - Bis auf wenige Randläsuren ein sehr schön erhaltenes Blatt, wohl aus der Hand des Breslauer Malers Hermann Bayer. - Lit.: Th.- B., Bd. III, S.99.

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        Mémoires de Saint-Simon (Memoires) I-XLI (Volumes 1-41 complete) 1879-1928 Nouvelle édition collationnée sur le manuscrit autographe, augmentée des additions de Saint-Simon au Journal de Dangeau

      Paris: Hachette. 1879-1928. Hardcover. Good. First printing, 1879-1928, 41 volumes, of the best edition of Saint-Simon, published over 50 years. This set contains the text of the journals but does not include later volumes published till 1930 of Tables and Indices (There were four additional volumes published of these Tables). Bound in half brown leather and green marbled boards, good set with many spine labels lacking, rubbing and wear to spines, some joints tender or cracked, spines showing minor loss, occasional discoloration and rubbing, contents very good and clean, but not a great looking set. Volumes are: 1 : (1691- 1693) -- 2 : (1694-1695) -- 3 : (1696) -- 4 : (1697) -- 5 : (1698) -- 6 : (1699) -- 7 : (1700) -- 8 : (1701) -- 9 : (1701) -- 10 : (1702) -- 11 : (1703) -- 12 : (1704-1705) -- 13 : (1705-1706) -- 14 : (1706-1707) -- 15 : (1707-1708) -- 16 : (1708) -- 17 : (1709) -- 18 : (1709-1710) -- 19 : (1710 [suite]) -- 20 : (1710 [fin]-1711) -- 21 : (1711) -- 22 : (1711- 1712) -- 23 : (1712-1713) -- 24 : (1713-1714) -- 25 : (1714) -- 26 : (1714- 1715) -- 27 : (1715) -- 28 : (1715 [suite])--29, through 33 -- 34 : (1718) -- 35 : (1718) -- 36 : (1718) [fin]-1719 -- 38 : (1720 [fin]-1721) -- 39 : (1721) -- 40 : (1722) -- 41 : (1722 [fin]-1723. EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED BOTH HERE AND ABROAD.

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        Letters from the Battle-Fields of Paraguay

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. VG to vg+. with map and illustrations. FIrst ed. 481 pp. Engraved frontis, vignette on title page. Burton resigned from his work in Brazil because of sickness but rather than return to London right away, he decided to visit Paraguay which was then in a border dispute with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Blound in blue cloth, ornamental border in bind on both covers. Gold lettering. First signature slightly loose (but holding) otherwise vg to vg+ in original cloth. Considered somewhat rare in orig. cloth.

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        Arabia, Egypt, India

      London: William Mullin, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. A narrative of travel. 488 pp, 15 ill, 2 colored maps (1 folding the other as frontis). An account of their tour in India in 1876 (they traveled from Dec 1875 to June 1866). Primarily about their time in India. Orig. grey cloth, stamped in front & on spine in gold & silver. Beveled boards. Little wear at corners. Former owner's oblong nameplate. VG+.

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        Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson Author of 'An Island Voyage'

      London:: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday,, 1879.. First printing. Decorative cloth. Near Fine. With Etchings by A. Brunet-Debaines from drawings by S. Bough R.S.A, and W.E. Lockhart, R.S.A and Vignettes by Hector Chalmers and R. Kent Thomas. A Near Fine copy. Folio (25 x 35 cm). Navy blue decorative cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations, black ruled panels to front board. Gilt title to spine. AEG. Very minor edge wear, small professional repair to spine. Nonetheless an attractive, showy copy. Minor foxing to prelims and scattered text however the etchings are bright and fresh. 39 pp., frontispiece and 5 etched plates, 12 wood-engraved vignettes throughout the text. "The ancient and famous metropolis of the North sits overlooking a windy estuary from the slope and summit of three hills. No situation could be more commanding for the head city of a kingdom; none better chosen for noble prospects." Beinecke 24

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        Tristan und Isolde. Vollständiger Klavierauszug von Hans von Bülow. [Piano-vocal score, with manuscript annotations by Robert Heger]

      Breitkopf & Härtel [PN V.A. 31] [1879], Leipzig - Unique Handexemplar of a major Wagnerian conductor. Later edition. WWV p. 441. Hofmeister Verzeichnis 1879, p. 300.Robert Heger (1886-1978), a noted German composer and conductor, recorded Tristan und Isolde in 1943 for radio. Hans von Bülow (1830-1894) conducted the world premiere of the opera in Munich in 1865. "In 1913 [Heger] conducted in Nuremberg before moving to the Munich Opera (1920–25) and the Vienna Staatsoper (1925–33), where he also served as director of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. In 1933 he moved to Berlin as conductor at the Staatsoper and also served as music director in Kassel and at the Waldoper, Zoppot (now Sopot, Poland). After the war he remained in Berlin at the Städtische Oper before returning to Munich in 1950 where he conducted at the Staatsoper. From 1950 to 1954 he was president of the Hochschule für Musik in Munich."Heger’s reputation as a conductor, enhanced by his numerous appearances at Covent Garden (between 1925 and 1935, and in 1953 for the Bavarian première of Strauss’s Capriccio with the Staatsoper) and by his famous abridged commercial recording of Der Rosenkavalier with Lotte Lehmann and Elisabeth Schumann, has tended to overshadow his achievements as a composer." Erik Levi in Grove online Large octavo. Half black cloth with paper boards with manuscript title label to upper. [i] (title), [i] (cast list and contents), 3-260 pp. Printer's note to lower left corner of p. 3: "Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig."Signed by the conductor Robert Heger in pencil at upper right corner of front endpaper. Extensively marked up for performance in pencil and red crayon, occasionally also in blue pencil, mostly (possibly entirely) in Heger's hand. With further annotations by Heger to upper and lower pastedown, front endpaper, and two small loose leaves; one, titled "Tristan und Isolde Änderungen aus der Karlsruher Partitur" and written in blue ink, lists variants from an unknown full score (?annotated copy of the first edition) in Karlsruhe.Binding considerably worn; spine torn and partially detached. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vikram and the Vampire

      Longman's Green, London 1879 - or Tales of Hindu Devilry. Penzer p 82. 319 pp, ill. All edges gilt. Stories were adapted by Burton from a Hindu version of vampire stories. Splendidly bound in full leather with original front cover laid in at rear. Raised spine bands, gilt rules in bands, contrasting colored spine labels, gilt rules both covers, gilt inner dentelles, marbled enpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life Of Benjamin Franklin, Written By Himself

      J.B. Lippincott & Co. - Philadelphia 1879 - 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" x 3 1/2"[set], vol.I 379pp., vol.2 549pp., vol.3 542pp. Brown cloth covered beveled boards with crisp gilt image of Franklin on the front covers and gilt titles on spine. Corners sharp and with only light wear. slight scuffs and other minor blemishes on boards. Spine edges without wear but slight sun fading to spine and small dimple to lower spine of vol. 2. Slight fabric loss to the spine tops of all 3 volumes; vol. 3 with sharp top edge dents. Bindings straight, square and secure with all hinges supple and no interior gutter separations. Toning to vol. I title page opposite engraved frontispiece of Franklin. Interiors bright, clean and unmarked.***** This is a very nice set that can be manicured to a fine state.***** NOT EX-LIBRARY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LAUGHING MILL AND OTHER STORIES

      London: Macmillan and Co.,. 1879. rebound in later nineteenth-century three-quarter red leather and marbled boards.. Ex-Beechworth Public Library copy with their imprint on the spine. panel and scattered stamps internally. A sound, good copy of a scarce. book. (#149344). First edition. Hawthorne's first collection of short fiction, four stories, including three supernatural tales: "The Laughing Mill," "Calbot's Rival," and "The Christmas Guest, A Myth." The mystery story, "Mrs. Gainsborough's Diamonds," was published separately by Appleton's in 1878. There was no American edition of this selection. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06942. Hubin (1994), p. 384.

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        Travels and Researches Among The Lakes And Mountains Of Eastern & Central Africa

      John Murray, London 1879 - Hardcover. Brown leather with gilt lettering and raised bands on spine. Small piece of leather label on spine. Lean to spine. Boards and extremities heavily rubbed and chipped. Rear board unattached. Previous owner's bookplate on paste-down endpaper. Endpapers and pages discolored. From The Journals of the Late J. Frederic Elton. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U., beiliegend eh. Gedichtmanuskript ("An Wilhelm Dindorf") mit U.

      Leipzig, 27. VII. 1879.. Brief: 4 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Gedichtms.: 2 SS. 8vo.. An den Grazer Philologen, Musikpublizisten und Autographensammler Anton Seydler (1850-1908), mit Bemerkungen zur deutschen Dichtung in antiken Formen, einer Philippica gegen seinen betrügerischen Verleger, panbalkanischen Eroberungswünschen an das Kaiserhaus Österreich sowie der Klage über einen Diebstahl an Handschriften August von Platens, dessen Nachlass er verwaltete: "Der Ehre, die Sie mir erweisen, Ihnen meine Handschriftprobe zu senden, vermochte ich erst heute zu entsprechen, wo ich von einer Reise nach Pyrmont, München, Thyrol und Salzburg zurückgekehrt. Ich schreibe Ihnen denn meine jüngst Ode ab, die, wie ich hoffe für meine Person, ächt-Horazischen Geist athmet, in einer zwar schwerwiegenden, aber sehr einfachen Form. Möchte sie Ihnen bei genauerer Betrachtung gefallen! Die Leute reden heutzutag immer sehr Confuses über antike Weisen. Und doch sind sie nun endlich bemeistert, und so leicht, wie Reimstrophen, aufzufassen. Sollten Sie Verlangen tragen, auch meine übrigen Oden und Hymnen kennen zu lernen, deren Zahl sich mit etlichen Pindarischen Hymnen und Horazischen Oden u.s.w., in meinem Style verdeutscht, auf etwa 207 belaufen wird, so würden Sie 162 gedruckte in einem starken Oktav-Bande finden, welcher den Titel trägt: 'Gedichte von Johannes Minckwitz (Aus Deutschlands größter Zeit 1813-1876)', Leipzig, 1876 (auf 1877), dritte Auflage, bei Moritz Geißler (Oehmigke's Verlag). Wenn Ihr Herr Vater ein oder das andere Exemplar sofort bestellt, so muß er das Exemplar schön gebunden für 4 Mark statt für 9 Mark, geheftet für 3 Mark statt für 7½ Mark ausgeliefert erhalten. Zum Kostenpreise nämlich, wie ich dem Verleger Moritz Geißler anbefohlen habe. Denn das Ganze ist von mir bezahlt worden, und der saubere Verleger hat insgeheim die sämmtlichen Exemplare auf dem Lager behalten, ohne sie als Commissionär zu verschicken auf dem Wege des Buchhandels. Weßhalb ich ihn (wie man denn heutzutag so oft einem schamlosen Schwindel ausgesetzt ist) seit Beginn dieses Jahres bei dem Königl. Handelsgericht habe verklagen müssen. Denn sonst behielte der geldsüchtige Mann alle Exemplare für sich zurück, um sie wahrscheinlich später in seinem Nutzen loszuschlagen. Von Ehre einem Autor gegenüber ist bei solchen Leuten keine Rede mehr. Auf den Preis des Exemplars, den ich oben nannte, würde Ihr Herr Vater fest bestehen müssen, - wenn Sie darauf reflektiren sollten. Es giebt ja gerade in Graz viele treffliche Freunde deutscher Poesie. Das Metternich'sche Oesterreich habe ich in einzelnen Versuchen hart beurtheilt, aber ich liebe Oesterreich, und gerade deßhalb habe ich es nicht geschont. Ich wünsche, das dieses Kaiserthum immer blühender und größer werde, daß es so viele Stücke der Balkan-Halbinsel als möglich an sich reiße und den Russen so wenig als möglich übrig lasse, und daß das herrliche Oesterreichische Volk die Kultur nach dem Archipelagos trage: eine für die Menschheit höchst lohnende Aufgabe! [...] Auch kann ich Ihnen vielleicht diese oder jene Handschrift, die Sie noch nicht besitzen, verschaffen. Die Platen'schen, immer seltener werdend, sind mir gegen das Jahr 1872 auf eine noch nicht aufgeklärte Weise samt der Mappe aus meinen Mappen heraus heimlich entwendet worden! Und zwar sämmtlich, auch die wenigen Briefchen, die er vor seinem frühen Tode noch an mich richten konnte [...] Lebt denn Robert Hamerling noch in Graz? Er hat mir lange nicht mehr geschrieben. Vermutlich, weil er eine starke Zurückweisung übel genommen. Ich bin nun einmal so." - Die "bis jetzt noch ungedruckt[e] Ode Nr. CLXXXI" an den Leipziger Philologen Wilhelm Dindorf, in sieben Strophen: "Rasch durchkreuz' ich des Marktes tosendes Kaufgewühl, / Heimwärts eilend im Halbdunkel der Abendzeit, / Wenn auf Straßen umher weite Laternenpracht / Rings wetteifert mit Sternengluth [...]". - Das Gedicht in überarbeiteter Form publiziert in: Acta Comparationis Litterarum Vniversarum NS 5.1 (1881), S. 1583f.

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        Les rois en exil EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1879. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1879, 11x18cm, relié. - First edition on current paper, it has been printed a few leading copies in Holland paper. Bound in half morocco shagreen chocolate back with five nerves decorated with gilded coffered double fortified their centers golden figure Sarcey, marbled paper boards, light scuffs at the bottom of the first flat, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some snagging on the edges, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. A small loss or offense feet on pages 13 and 14. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que quelques Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré, légères épidermures en pied du premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques accrocs sur les tranches, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami Francisque Sarcey. Un petit manque sans atteinte en pieds des pages 13 et 14.

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        Cousin Henry [of the "utmost rarity" per Smith]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879. First Harper Edition. Hardcover (originally published in wrappers). Very Good. A Very Good and exceedingly rare copy of the first Harper edition of this novel by Anthony Trollope, published on October 24, 1879 -- shortly after the Seaside Library Edition (published in late September, 1879, prior to the publication of the novel in two volumes in the UK), complete with the advertisements (being a later state of advertisements listing 83, rather than 82, issues in the Franklin Square Library) and lacking the outer wrappers as expected --- copies of Trollope's books published in this Franklin Library newspaper format are rarely found complete in their outer wrappers. The novel is in surprisingly nice condition with expected toning to the pages and is bound in a worn Brooklyn Public Library binding with Brooklyn Public Library materials to the last page of advertisements and to the front and rear pastedowns. Presumed juvenile sketches appear on each pastedown. That this copy has survived and is available for purchase is quite remarkable. The Franklin Square Library series was published by Harper to meet the large demand for literature at a low price. Usually selling for 10 or 15 cents a copy, the series eventually replaced Harper's Library of Select Novels Series and its Half-Hour Series. Trollope's "Is He Popenjoy" was the first issue in the Series, and all of the remaining Trollope works published by Harper (except for some of his nonfiction works) were published in this Series. Smith states: "This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors. First editions in this series are no longer books, but newspapers. Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them.....few have survived." According to Smith, these issues are of the "utmost rarity" and are "rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries." In over 35 years of diligently searching for Trollope rarities, we never have seen an example of the Seaside Library edition of Cousin Henry and have seen only this copy of the Harper edition. This copy presents an extraordinary opportunity for the Trollope collector as most Trollope collectors will never see one, much less own one. It is, in our experience, even more elusive than is the UK first edition of Trollope's first novel, "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", itself one of the rarest first editions in all of Victorian literature. The chance to own a copy of this Franklin Library edition is unlikely to arise often, if at all, for almost all collectors. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE TROLLOPE FIRST and a COLLECTION DISTINGUISHING ITEM.

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        TEIPI, EN BERÄTTELSE OM EN FYRA MANDERS VISTLESE BLAND INFÖDINGARNE I EN DAL PA EM AF MARQUESA-ÖARNE, EN INBLICK I LIFVET I POLYNESIEN

      Landskrona: J. L. Törnqvists Förlag, [1879].. xi,[1],302pp. Octavo. 19th century three-quarter calf and pebbled cloth, gilt spine label. Textblock uniformly tanned, with some scattered marginal soiling or spotting, edges a bit rubbed, otherwise a good, sound copy. First (?) edition in Swedish of Herman Melville's first book, TYPEE. OCLC locates a single copy with a Stockholm Bonniers imprint published the same year. The translation is denoted as from the original edition, though by whom is unclear. OCLC's main entry for this edition calls for two pages of terminal ads, which were not preserved when this copy was bound. Scarce: OCLC locates only 3 copies: Univ. of Delaware, Washington State University, and the State Library of New South Wales. OCLC: 13411102.

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        Poems

      London: Macmillan & Co. 1879 - 8vo., three quarter morocco lettered in gilt with raised bands and ornate spine design; top edge gilt. Large paper edition; one of 750 copies, edited by Matthew Arnold. A gorgeous copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cousin Henry [of the "utmost rarity" per Smith]

      Harper & Brothers, 1879, Hardcover (originally published in wrappers), Book Condition: Very Good, First Harper Edition. A Very Good and exceedingly rare copy of the first Harper edition of this novel by Anthony Trollope, published on October 24, 1879 -- shortly after the Seaside Library Edition (published in late September, 1879, prior to the publication of the novel in two volumes in the UK), complete with the advertisements (being a later state of advertisements listing 83, rather than 82, issues in the Franklin Square Library) and lacking the outer wrappers as expected --- copies of Trollope's books published in this Franklin Library newspaper format are rarely found complete in their outer wrappers. The novel is in surprisingly nice condition with expected toning to the pages and is bound in a worn Brooklyn Public Library binding with Brooklyn Public Library materials to the last page of advertisements and to the front and rear pastedowns. Presumed juvenile sketches appear on each pastedown. That this copy has survived and is available for purchase is quite remarkable. The Franklin Square Library series was published by Harper to meet the large demand for literature at a low price. Usually selling for 10 or 15 cents a copy, the series eventually replaced Harper's Library of Select Novels Series and its Half-Hour Series. Trollope's "Is He Popenjoy" was the first issue in the Series, and all of the remaining Trollope works published by Harper (except for some of his nonfiction works) were published in this Series. Smith states: "This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors. First editions in this series are no longer books, but newspapers. Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them.....few have survived." According to Smith, these issues are of the "utmost rarity" and are "rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries." In over 35 years of diligently searching for Trollope rarities, we never have seen an example of the Seaside Library edition of Cousin Henry and have seen only this copy of the Harper edition. This copy presents an extraordinary opportunity for the Trollope collector as most Trollope collectors will never see one, much less own one. It is, in our experience, even more elusive than is the UK first edition of Trollope's first novel, "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", itself one of the rarest first editions in all of Victorian literature. The chance to own a copy of this Franklin Library edition is unlikely to arise often, if at all, for almost all collectors. AN EXTREMELY SCARCE TROLLOPE FIRST and a COLLECTION DISTINGUISHING ITEM.

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        Arabia, Egypt, India

      William Mullin, London 1879 - A narrative of travel. 488 pp, 15 ill, 2 colored maps (1 folding the other as frontis). An account of their tour in India in 1876 (they traveled from Dec 1875 to June 1866). Primarily about their time in India. Orig. grey cloth, stamped in front & on spine in gold & silver. Beveled boards. Little wear at corners. Former owner's oblong nameplate. VG+. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A E I ARABIA EGYPT INDIA A NARRATIVE OF TRAVEL with fifteen illustrations and two maps

      William Mullan and Son, London and Belfast 1879 - 8vo. viii, 488 pp. With 15 illustrations and two maps. Original publisher's gray cloth stamped on front board and and spine in gold and silver gilt. A fine copy. Inscribed by Isabel Burton to Elfie Ionides and Luke, bearing Luke Ionides bookplate. The Ionides were a family of art patrons who mingled with Burton, Whistler and others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad Comprising Many Thrilling Incidents of the Escape of Fugitives from Slavery, and the Perils of Those Who Aided Them

      W. McKinstry & Son, Fredonia, New York 1879 - First edition. Introduction by W. McKinstry. Tall octavo. 174pp. Original decorated cloth stamped in black and titled in gilt. Contemporary owner's signature and Chicago address, small tear on front fly, and a little rubbing on the boards, else an especially bright and near fine copy of a book usually found well-worn. The author is described as being a conductor on the Underground Rail Road for many years. *Howes* P271, *Catalogue of the Blockson Collection* 9966. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'histoire de France, racontée à mes petits enfants

      75 Edition illustrated inset wood for the tom 1, 66 volume 2, 74 for Volume 3, Volume 4 for 94 and 85 for Volume 5, all designed by Alphonse de Neuville, Philipoteaux .. . The fifth book was written by Madame de Witt, the author's daughter, according to the notes left by one. Some cards colors.Cardboard editor Charles Magnier signed tail, red and gold. Half red shagreen percaline dish. Back with false nerves decorated with 4 emblems of French royalty: the salamander, sun, dolphins and a crescent moon. boards decorated with a large red and gold plate bearing in medallions figures of several kings on red foliage background. Shimmering white guards. Only the upper and lower flat of the first volume bears some gilding shortages in low margin and in the angular lilies otherwise magnificent example, in superb condition, perfectly fresh, well white paper pristine. Note that the fifth volume was published later in a more lively and vermilion red. Librairie Hachette et Cie Paris 1879 - 1894 Grd. in-8 (19x27,5cm) 5 tomes en 5 volumes reliés

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        Mycographia seu icones fungorum. Figures of fungi from all parts of the world drawn and illustrated. Vol.1 Discomycetes. Part 1.

      Pub. Williams and Norgate. [1875]-1879 - p.[iv], 267 with 113 colour chromolithographed plates. Small amount of foxing to some plates and four are a little darkened to top edge (from the printing process). Foxing to plain end-papers and half-title, o/w. contents very clean and in fine condition. Marbled end-papers. Very handsomely bound in half calf-leather with marbled boards. Original boards a little bumped and rubbed on corners. More recently a superb job has been made of adding replacement spine - with gilt decoration, lettering and raised bands. Overall a thoroughly vg. copy. Rare. This work was intended to be a series. This is the only volume to be published. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Thousand and One Nights Commonly Called in England The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. 3 volume set

      London: Bickers and Son. VG : in very good condition. All edges marbled. 1879. New Edition. Leather cover with gilt decorations and dentelles. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxx, 555pp; xii, 578pp; xii, 701pp. Numerous wood engravings. Bound by Bickers and Son, London. .

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        Mrs. Cardigan? A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. 1879. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's smooth brown cloth with a decorative design blocked in black, gilt spines. A bright, fine set. A scarce first edition of this work by Thomas, one of most popular and prolific writers of romantic fiction during the Victorian era. A well-preserved set in the original publisher's cloth. OCLC locates only 3 copies. .

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        BIOLOGIA CENTRALI-AMERICANA; OR, CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FAUNA AND FLORA OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA

      London: R.H. Porter and Dulau and Co., 1879-1915.. Sixty-six volumes, comprising 240 natural history parts and seventeen archeology parts. Approximately 1,657 lithographic and autotype plates, including 890 handcolored lithographs. Quarto and oblong folio. Uniform contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, t.e.g. Some spines evenly faded. Oblong volumes in similar contemporary red half morocco, t.e.g.; original wrappers and Botany indices bound in three separate volumes in contemporary red half cloth. Several plates spotted on margins, a few plates in ARCHAEOLOGY slightly browned. A superb, remarkable set. Provenance: Frederick DuCane Godman (armorial bookplates). The editor's copy of the most comprehensive study of Central American wildlife, in fine condition, and the most complete set to have appeared on the market in the past thirty-five years. The BIOLOGIA is one of the towering achievements of natural history research in the Americas, and remains fundamental to the study of Neotropical plants and animals to this day. Almost 19,000 separate subjects are depicted in the plates and over 50,000 species described, of which almost 20,000 were first noted here. In addition, the extraordinary segment on archeology by Alfred Maudslay remains vital to Mayan studies to this day. Because of the massive nature of the work and its extended period of publication, and because subscribers could purchase sections of the work without subscribing to the whole, most holdings are fragmentary. Since this is Godman's own copy, in superb condition, it is certainly the finest in existence. Frederick DuCane Godman, who conceived, authored, and underwrote the BIOLOGIA, was born into a wealthy English family in 1834 (his father was a partner in the British brewer, Whitbread). After study at Eton and Cambridge, where he met his later co- author, Osbert Salvin, he embarked on a career of studies in ornithology and entomology. In 1861, Godman and Salvin visited Central America together, the first of a number of trips that led to their conception of the BIOLOGIA project. Work on it began in 1876 and the first volumes were published in 1879. Publication was spread over the next thirty-six years, with six or seven parts coming out annually. Most of the research for the project was done in the 1870s and 1880s, after which both men were hampered by ill health. Salvin died in 1898, and publication only terminated with World War I. Godman died in 1919. The entire BIOLOGIA project was conceived and executed at the highest level of scholarship and production, with almost 900 colored plates. It remains the single greatest published resource for New World natural history. It is still a vital reference tool, ever more so today, as issues of biodiversity and extinction move to the forefront of scientific inquiry. It is also a work of great beauty, produced on a level of lavishness that would be impossible today. Although it was not part of the original conception of the work, Godman made the fortunate decision to include a section of Central American archeology. This section was edited by Alfred Maudslay, another Cambridge polymath who became intrigued by the Mayan ruins in Guatemala in 1880. Maudslay spent the next two decades exploring the sites of Tikal, Copan, Quirigua, and Yaxchilan, as well as Chichen Itza. He made careful measurements and took hundreds of photographs, many of them reproduced in colotype in four folio atlases in the BIOLOGIA. His photographs and casts documented many sites later disturbed or plundered. Michael Coe says, "It is impossible to exaggerate the importance to Maya research of Maudslay's published work." Coe goes on to call Maudslay the greatest single recorder of Mayan inscriptions. A massive and important pictorial work of American natural history, in what is certainly the finest copy extant. BRITISH MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY CATALOGUE, p.687. Coe, BREAKING THE MAYA CODE, pp.110-12. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 2, 2627 (botanical section).

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        DIE DEUTSCHEN JUDEN UND HERR W. MARR

      Loebau Wpr. ; R. Skrzeczek. 1879. Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 8vo. 42 pages. 23 cm. In German. 'The German Jews and Mr. W. Marr'. An anti-Marr pamphlet by J. Perinhart, a Reform Jew, who attacked Marr's pamphlet on the grounds that it falsified the reality of Jewish economic life: Perinhart argued that Jews were primarily artisans, and that the connection of Jews as essential to the emergence of capitalism was false. Wilhelm Marr (1819-1904) , a radical agitator, had been on the left wing in the 48 revolutions; he later popularized the term anti-semitism, and was the author of the famous pamphlet Der Weg zum Siege des Germanenthums über das Judenthum (The Way to Victory of Germanicism over Judaism, 1879) wherein he introduced the idea that Germans and Jews were locked in a longstanding conflict, the origins of which he attributed to race, argued that Jewish emancipation resulting from German liberalism had allowed the Jews to control German finance and industry, and called for the expulsion of Jews from Germany. Marr later renounced anti-semitism at the end of his life, and declared himself as originally a 'philo-semite', undoubtedly under the impact of the debates in the SPD. Subjects: Antisemitism - Germany. Jews - Germany. Antisemitismus. Marr, Wilhelm, 1819-1904. OCLC lists 21 copies. Pages uncut, original front wrap absent, soiled with light edge wear; pages clean, fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-41-3) .

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        Seek and Find; A Double Series of Short Stories of the Benedicite

      London: SPCK, n.d. [1879]. First edition. Blue green smooth woven cloth with designs and ruling on covers in black, gilt lettering cover and spine. Original brown endpapers. 327pp. Charles Plumptree Johnson's Copy (author of a noted book on Thackeray in 1888) and with his superb Victorian-style bookplate as yet unresearched, but very similar to the work of Walter Crane. A nice copy of this scarce and early Christina Rossetti title in original binding; hinges in tact, internally clean and bright. The spine has very small separation along seams in a couple areas, some rubbing. Overall very good copy.

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        Hector Servadac: Voyages et Aventures a Travers le Monde Solaire par Jules Verne; dessins de P. Philippoteaux, graves par Laplante

      Paris: Collection Hetzel, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good -. [4], 395, [1] p., 6 leaves of plates in 1 color: many in-text illustrations; 28 cm. Publisher's binding: red leather spine with five spine compartments between raised bands; red pebbled cloth over boards. Gilt-tooled title in second and fourth compartments and decoration in remaining compartments. Blind-ruled decoration on both boards. All page edges gilt. White moire endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars, listed on the last page with the code 33478. Part of Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires. No date of publication; consistent with first edition (1877), but without the publisher's catalog for 1877-78, suggesting a later issue of the first edition. Stamp on title page and p. 50: Georgian Court College, Sisters of Mercy, Lakewood, N.J. Back endpapers scraped where pocket was removed. With 6 plates not usually noted. In Very Good- Condition: edges of leather spine are rubbed with minor loss at spine ends; corners of boards are frayed; endpapers are scraped; 3-cm. closed tear from fore-edge of half title/frontispiece; small chip in fore-edge of title page; pages and plates clean and tight.

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        The Works

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1879. 24 volumes, octavo (190 × 128 mm). Contemporary blue half calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations by the author. The occasional minor blemish, boards a little rubbed, an excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Thackeray's works.

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        History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878

      London: W.H.Allen & Co.. Second Edition.. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Henry Crossley Irwin to front pastedown. The large fold-out Map of Afghanistan with a 6 cm tear but otherwise in excellent condition. Tiny red inkstain to edge. Extremely scarce work now !. Second Edition. London, W.H.Allen & Co., 1879. 8°. XXVIII, 456 pages including also the folded map and the errata leaf. Original Hardcover (dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine). Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Bookplate of Henry Crossley Irwin to front pastedown. The large fold-out Map of Afghanistan with a 6 cm tear but otherwise in excellent condition. Tiny red inkstain to edge. Extremely scarce work now ! Chapter I - Description of Afghánistán of Dost Muhammad / Rough description of the Mountains / Rough description of the Rivers / Rough description of the city of Kábul / Rough description of the country about Kábul / Rough description of the road from Kábul to Jálálábád / Rough description of the road from Jálálábád to Pesháwar / Rough description of Ghazni / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kábul / Rough description of road from Ghazni to Kandáhár / Rough description of the town of Kandáhár / Rough description of Girishk, Farrah and Sabzwár / Rough description of Herát / Rough description of road from Kándahár to Quetta / Rough description of Istálif and Chárikár / Rough description of the Khaibar pass / Rough description of other passes / Rough description of the tribes and people / Character of the tribes by Dr. Bellew / etc. / Chapter II - The Ghaznivide Period / The Afghans converted to Muhammadanism at the end of the 9th century / Afghanistan then an annexe of Bokhára / The House of the Sámáni / etc. etc. / Chapter III - The House of Ghor / Chapter IV - Transition to the Moghol / Chapter V - Humayun and Kamran / Chapter VI - From Moghol to Afghan / Chapter VII - The Ghilzai Rule / Chapter VIII - The Durani Rule / Chapter IX - The Barukzye Period / Chapter X - The British Invasion / Chapter XI - Afghanistan from 1842 to 1860 / Chapter XII - Russian and English Policy in Central Asia / Real origin of the Afghan War etc. etc.

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        The Thousand and One Nights Commonly Called in England The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. 3 volume set

      London: Bickers and Son. VG : in very good condition. All edges marbled. 1879. New Edition. Leather cover with gilt decorations and dentelles. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxx, 555pp; xii, 578pp; xii, 701pp. Numerous wood engravings. Bound by Bickers and Son, London. .

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        Reise nach West-Sibirien im Jahre 1876.

      Berlin, Wallroth, 1879. - Auf Veranstaltung des Vereins für die Deutsche Nordpolarfahrt in Bremen. Mit 35 getönten lithographischen Tafeln, 21 Textabbildungen, 4 teils gefaltete Karten, Leinen der Zeit, 23 x 17 cm, Rücken etwas aufgehellt, sonst in schöner frischer Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Renaissance en France. Dessins et gravures sous la direction de Eugene 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) Ile-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.

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        The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

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

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        Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad Comprising Many Thrilling Incidents of the Escape of Fugitives from Slavery, and the Perils of Those Who Aided Them

      Fredonia, New York: W. McKinstry & Son. 1879. First. First edition. Introduction by W. McKinstry. Tall octavo. 174pp. Original decorated cloth stamped in black and titled in gilt. Contemporary owner's signature and Chicago address, small tear on front fly, and a little rubbing on the boards, else an especially bright and near fine copy of a book usually found well-worn. The author is described as being a conductor on the Underground Rail Road for many years. Howes P271, Catalogue of the Blockson Collection 9966. .

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