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        MYSTERIES OF THE HAND REVEALED AND EXPLAINED PALMISTRY PALM READING

      1879. CAMPBELL, Robert Allen. PHILOSOPHIC CHIROMANCY. MYSTERIES OF THE HAND REVEALED AND EXPLAINED. Illustrated. Saint Louis: J.W. Campbell & Co., 1879. 12mo., green cloth, stamped in gilt with title & large hand on the front cover; 293 pages. First Edition. A very rare book on palmistry by an author who was a favorite among the Illuminati and Freemasons. Campbell's works are referenced in various Illuminati and occultist studies, particularly his book "Phallic Worship," published in 1887- a study of the phallic idea on religious creeds, ceremonies, customs and symbolisms. Another one of his popular books among the Illuminati is "Our Flag: The Evolution of the Stars And Stripes"- citing the mysterious origins of our nation's first flag. Campbell was involved in the founding of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor and made many contributions to the Materialistic School of Palmistry, while dismissing Astral Theory Palmistry. A rare title! Signed presentation from Campbell on the title page: "Mrs. Cora W. Slusser with kind regards of The Author. R.A.C. 2/7/80." Also with a postage stamp-like sticker bearing a photograph of a bearded man, presumably the author, tipped below the presentation. I have been unable to locate any other copies of this particular book or any other examples of Campbell's signature. There are a few, light pencil notes on two pages of text and I have left them intact & unerased. Thus, very rare! Good condition (gilt on front cover bright but with some scattered spotting to covers; few tiny tears to the edge of a few pages professionally repaired using clear, archival tape; bit of wear along exterior front hinge, contents clean & tight; light & shallow dampstain to top of the front endpapers; two pages stubs at rear gutter of text that may be done in binding process or perhaps two pages of advertisements were excised). $1,750.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books ]
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        Die amerikanische Nordpol-Expedition. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen in Holzschnitt, Diagrammen und einer Karte in Farbendruck.

      Leipzig. Verlag Wilhelm Engelmann, 1879. - gr.8°. 24,7 x 17,6 cm. 647 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Schnitt braunfleckig und am Kopf ab Seite 534 nicht geöffnet, mehrere Besitzstempel, Name auf Titel, die Faltkarte braunfleckig und mit Randanrissen, der Buchblock in den Rändern teils etwas braunfleckig, einige Abbildungen mitbetroffen, insgesamt aber noch gutes, sauberes Exemplar. brauner Leinenband mit Schwarz- und Silberprägung, silbergeprägte Deckelvignette, Hardcover in Leinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 12. IV. o. J.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.. "Aber, aber, liebes, werthes Fräulein, ich habe Ihnen doch keinen Vorwurf gemacht! Ich dachte Sie nur durch meine Karte zu veranlassen, daß Sie Frl. Blau zu einer für diesen Fall besseren Wahl bestimmen, da Sie die Vermittlerin waren. Es kann mir doch nicht einfallen Sie 'verantwortlich' zu machen für eine Gefälligkeit! [...]". - Der eng mit Johannes Brahms befreundete und später als dessen Nachlaßverwalter eingesetzte Eusebius Mandyczewski war seit 1879 Chormeister an der Wiener Singakademie; von 1887-1929 als Archivar und Bibliothekar der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde tätig, unterrichtete er seit 1896 auch am Konservatorium, wo u. a. Rudolf Bella, Karl Prohaska und George Szell zu seinen Schülern zählten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

      HOUGHTON, The Rev. W. British Fresh-Water Fishes. Two volumes. Illustrated with 41 chromolithographed plates of fish engraved by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A.F. Lydon and numerous steel-engraved plates of angling locales. Folio, bound in decorative publisher's brick textured cloth over beveled boards with black-, gilt-, and blind-stamped piscatorial vignettes and motifs on boards and spines, a.e.g. London: William Mackenzie, [1879]. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. "Houghton, a Shropshire clergyman, aimed his book at the fisherman rather than the naturalist, and the text (of which there is, unusually, plenty) gives information about recognition, feeding and breeding habits, habitat, bait and so on" (Buchanan, Nature into Art, 168). Alexander Francis Lydon's plates, which were printed by Benjamin Fawcett, show each fish in what is meant to be its natural habitat. For this work, Houghton studied the specimens in the collection of the British Museum. British Fresh-Water Fishes is notable for its incorporation of the naturalistic backgrounds of the fish habitats. The fact that this work has been reprinted in subsequent editions from the 19th century through the 1980s attests to the quality and interest of the descriptions and illustrations, even though taxonomists have since revised some of the classifications. Wonderful copy in original condition. Westwood & Satchell 247. Nissen, ZBI 2009.

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        Akrochka [par W. de Zybinn]. Mœurs russes et variétés.

      Nice Imprimerie V.-Eugène Gauthier et Compagnie 1878- 1879 - First edition. Zybin published a couple of works in Nice, often with this curious ‘double dating’ on the title: Avant le sommeil (1877/8), Les mystères de Nice (1883/4), plus a play in Paris, Le Nihiliste (1879). Here, he presents various sketches of life in Russia (‘Nombre d’étrangers se sont occupés de la Russie mais parmi les choses qu’ils ont écrites, il s’en trouve beaucoup en dehors du vrai ’), and the expat community in Nice. Okroshka is Russian for ‘hotchpotch’. WorldCat locates 2 copies only (BnF, Basel). 8vo (187 × 119 mm), pp. 240, [2]; occasional ink annotations; uncut in the original printed wrappers, slightly skewed, a few nicks to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Examen critique d'un écrit de Claude Bernard sur la fermentation

      First Edition.Rare and valuable autograph dedication signed by the author to the poet and academician Auguste Barbier.A slight lack marginal topped the page showing the dedication without affecting it, two very slight minor snag on the back.Our copy is full of his 2 boards inset. Gauthier-Villars Paris 1879 14x22,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les rois en exil

      Edition running on paper, it was shot a few major papers in Holland. Bound in half morocco grief chocolate back with five nerves decorated with gilded coffered double fortified their centers golden figure Sarcey, marbled paper dishes, 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. E. Dentu Paris 1879 11x18cm relié

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        La pitié suprême

      First Edition.Bound in half grief midnight blue corners, back on four bands set with ornate golden dotted boxes decorated with golden double lateral arabesques and gold stars, date and "ex. J. Drouet" golden Length, dishes Marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved (restorations on marginal dishes), top edge gilt bookplate pasted on Pierre Duchy guard, elegant binding signed Rene Aussourd. Exceptional autograph dedication signed by the author Juliette Drouet, the great love of his life: "First copy / To you, my lady V..."Composed in 1857, this long philosophical poem on the Revolution was originally intended to conclude the Legend of the Centuries. Victor Hugo finally published in 1879 to mark its position in favor of the Communists.Plea for the abolition of the death penalty, the Supreme Mercy illustrates one of the first and most fervent political struggles of Hugo, he still carries on the eve of his 80th birthday: "If my name means something these fatal years where we are, it means Amnesty "(letter to the citizens of Lyon, 1873)Confronting Hugo and Machiavelli, JC Fizaine emphasizes intellectual rigor of the poet in the service of humanity built in universal principle:"Machiavelli is for those who want to become princes. Hugo is intended to begin to peoples that have suffered tyranny: it is the Supreme Mercy, which defines what must remain immutably sacred, human life, without hatred, resentment, the memory of past suffering to allow violate this prohibition, under penalty of not being able to create any political regime and falling on this side of civilization. "(Victor Hugo thinker of secularism - A cleric priest and citizen)It is with Juliette Drouet he leads this last fight. Published in February 1879, shortly after Eylau Avenue facility Supreme pity seems to echo the new political legitimacy conquered by the two old lovers after 50 years of guilty love. The ultimate battle of Hugo in favor of amnesty and forgiveness resonates in his emotional life like the poem he composed for Juliet's death in 1883:"On my tombstone, it will, as great glory,The deep memory, loved, fought,Of a love that was foul and became under ... "Very nice copy perfectly established an extraordinary provenance, more desirable than one could wish. Calmann Lévy Paris 1879 15x24cm relié

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        MYSTERIES OF THE HAND REVEALED AND EXPLAINED PALMISTRY PALM READING

      1879. CAMPBELL, Robert Allen. PHILOSOPHIC CHIROMANCY. MYSTERIES OF THE HAND REVEALED AND EXPLAINED. Illustrated. Saint Louis: J.W. Campbell & Co., 1879. 12mo., green cloth, stamped in gilt with title & large hand on the front cover; 293 pages. First Edition. A very rare book on palmistry by an author who was a favorite among the Illuminati and Freemasons. Campbell's works are referenced in various Illuminati and occultist studies, particularly his book "Phallic Worship," published in 1887- a study of the phallic idea on religious creeds, ceremonies, customs and symbolisms. Another one of his popular books among the Illuminati is "Our Flag: The Evolution of the Stars And Stripes"- citing the mysterious origins of our nation's first flag. Campbell was involved in the founding of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor and made many contributions to the Materialistic School of Palmistry, while dismissing Astral Theory Palmistry. A rare title! Signed presentation from Campbell on the title page: "Mrs. Cora W. Slusser with kind regards of The Author. R.A.C. 2/7/80." Also with a postage stamp-like sticker bearing a photograph of a bearded man, presumably the author, tipped below the presentation. I have been unable to locate any other copies of this particular book or any other examples of Campbell's signature. There are a few, light pencil notes on two pages of text and I have left them intact & unerased. Thus, very rare! Good condition (gilt on front cover bright but with some scattered spotting to covers; few tiny tears to the edge of a few pages professionally repaired using clear, archival tape; bit of wear along exterior front hinge, contents clean & tight; light & shallow dampstain to top of the front endpapers; two pages stubs at rear gutter of text that may be done in binding process or perhaps two pages of advertisements were excised). $1,750.00.

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        Autograph letter signed.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Homoeopathic Therapeutics

      New York, Philadelphia, Boericke & Tafel 1879 - Description: 3 p. L. , [9]-710 p. 25 cm. Subjects: Homeopathy--Materia medica and therapeutics. Marginal notes. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Professionally recased; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request. 1 Kg. 710 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Native Land

      London - Marcus Ward and Co., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A stunning collection of coloured illustrations of the sights of Britain, along with descriptions of their locations. Including thirty-six tipped-in water coloured sketches, from originals by Rowbotham, Read , and Needham. With sketches from Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, and Ullswater, amongst many others. Condition: In a decorative blue cloth binding. Externally sound, with some marks to the boards and some wear to the head and tail of the spine, and the corners. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bookplate of R. W. Kennon to front pastedown, with prize bookplate to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just the odd spot (heavier to endpapers). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Guide book and atlas of Muskoka and Parry Sound District

      Toronto: Page HR & Co, 1879. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. QUITE SCARCE. ONLY SEVEN COPIES FOUND IN INSTITUTIONS.4to, 24cm x 29.5 cm (9.5" x 11 3/4") 2 p.l., [1]-[60]p. of plates), [10]ads, plus 14 pages (26 lithographed views) and 1 other illus. on verso of one of the maps. Sketches by S. Penson. Coloured lithographed maps & plans on 60 pages (some double-page and some folding, with a double-hemisphere map with vignettes by John Rogers. Copy, in double columns, written by William Edwin Hamilton. Contemporary calf with rebacked with original leather spine and original leather corner tips. Dark pebbled green cloth with very minor scuffing and old wrinkling on front and back cover, elaborate gilt type on front cover, very good condition otherwise. Insides very clean, no foxing and internally fine condition. First Edition. Some of the maps contained in this atlas are: Bracebridge Village, Gravenhurst Village, McKellar Village, Parry Sound Village, Parry Harbour, Village, Port Carling Village, Port Sydney, Rosseau Village,Subscription canvassing to residents of this book was in the summer of 1878.

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        1879 JAPAN & TEN LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL SIGNED NICHOLAS MCLEOD ILLUSTRATED VERY RARE

      EPITOME OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF JAPAN1879; Nicholas McLeod; Inscribed, Presentation Copy; Printed at the Rising Sun Office, Nagaski, Engraved at Osaka, Japan;  Appended Edition; Illustrated; 153 Pages; w4.3"xh5.6"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Inscribed by Author on first blank; "To Lieutenant Harris? Salvation Army As a Mark of esteem with the Author's Regards? London 26th Nov. 1892."Attributes:A Lovely, sleek original small red cloth cover design with gold borders, pretty circular pictorials to front corners, gold labeling to front/binding, with center sun or flower to back, pretty gold/burgundy end pages, with 15 copper engraved plates and a Fascinating Read!!!Some Contents Included:AINOS AND BELONGINS, MALAY OR DIMINUTIVE RACE, JEWISH RACE OR SAMURAI OF JIM MU TENNO WITH PROOFS OF IDENTITY WITH LOST ISRAEL AND SHINTO FAITH, NEGRO RACE, KOREANS, LECHEWANS, BATTLE OF GOG AND MAGOG, BRAZEN SERPENT, MIKADO AND KUGES PEDIGREE, MYTHOLOGICAL HISTORY, CHRISTIANITY, JAPANESE CODE OF MORALS FOR WOMEN, AGRICULTURE AND MINERALS, PEDIGREE OF THE PRINCES OF JIN DAI OR JEWISH RACE, AGRICULTURE AND MINERALS, JIN DAI OR ANCIENT CHARACTERS OF NINEVEH AND BABYLON, SACRED EMBLEMS, GRAVE OF THE EMPERORS/PRINCES/DAIMIYOS AND SAMURAI, ETC.!!!Background:Nicholas McLeod in some accounts called Norman McLeod, was a native of the Isle of Skye, Scotland known for his theory that the Japanese people descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel.Beyond that is very little known for certain about him except that he published a book in 1878 in Nagasaki called Epitome of the ancient history of Japan (cover title: Japan and the Lost Tribes of Israel) and another in Kyoto under the title Illustrations to the Epitome of the ancient history of Japan, including illustrations to the guide book.The thesis of these extraordinary books was that the holy class of Japan is descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel. He claimed that the first known king of Japan was called Osee and came to the throne in 730 B.C., identifying him with Hoshea, the last king of Israel, who died in 722 B.C. The books contain extensive comparisons of the religious rituals of Judaism and Shintoism as evidence of the links between ancient Israel and Japan.McLeod dedicated the book Epitome of the ancient history of Japan published in 1878 to "Rve. William Mackenzie (Late of North Leith Free Church, Scotland)".  The following passage is an example from the book in which McLeod draws correlations between his observations on Japan and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.The civilized race of the Aa. Inus, the Tokugawa and the Machi No Hito of the large towns, by dwelling in the tent or tabernacle shaped houses first erected by Jin Mu Tenno, have fulfilled Noah's prophecy regarding Japhet, "He shall dwell in the tents of Shem."(McLeod, 1878. p. 7)Condition:Condition is Good/Very Good.  Some wear to edges, some soiling to boards/darker spine, darker in person/flash, small blemish to first few pages, last page of text was trimmed missing last two words & Finis, written on back of page, rest of pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 185 years old!!!

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        Lectures on Orthopedia Surgery and Diseases of the Joints: Delivered at Bellevue Hospital Medical College during the Winter

      D. APPLETON & CO, NY 1879 - ttile cont. Session of 1874-75, illustrated by 274 wood engravings, bookplate to inside front cover, rear hinge cracked, part of backstrip missing and dangling, corners frayed, covers rubbed DATE PUBLISHED: 1879 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        6 MANUSCRITS I DOCUMENTS DE L'ASSOCIACIO D'EXCURSIONS CATALANA CIENTIFICAS AMB SEGELLS 1879

      1879 - Barcelona. 1879-1881. 20X15. 4+4+4+4+4+4Pág. 6 Autentics documents i manuscrits de L'Associació Catalana d'excursions Cientifiques. Firmat i segejats per Artur Masriera i Colomer, Ramón Arabia i Solanas (Primer President de L'Associació), César August Torras i Ferreri (autor de infinitat de guies de gran valor historic, Guies Torras), Joaquim Botet i Sisó, Marsal Ambrós i Ortiz, Josep D'Argullol o Eduard Tamaro entre d'altres. Molt rar i curiós. Ref pics 1. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Folk Lore Journal

      Darter Brothers and Walton, Saul Solomon & Co., Printers / David Nutt, 1879-1880, Cape Town / London - 12 parts, printed bi-monthly, with original printed paper wrappers bound in. Volume 1, 1879: pp. iv, green wraps, January pp. iv, 5-17, March [iii], 20-36, with Saul Solomon, Printers; May pp. [2], [37]-67 with Darter Brothers and Walton; (covers now brown and with the addition of David Nutt, London) July [ii], [69]-97, September [iii], [99]-123; and November [iii], 126-147. Volume 2, 1880: pp. [10] - (five title-pages bound together (lacking title-page for part IV), January [1]-19; Green Wraps, March [21]-37; May [41]-51; July [53]-74; September [75]-97; November 100-116. All 12 parts bound together in half leather and cloth, gilt-stamped spine. As mentioned, lacking title-page for Vol. 2, part 4, previous owner's embossed circular stamp to front blank, and another to the volume 1 title-page, no other markings. Interior very good. Covers rubbed, corners rounded, spine strip rubbed away at the raised bands, spine ends chipped. Aside from the cover blemishes, this is still a tight, secure copy. Complete with all parts of the two volumes. Rare.l Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE TRUE AND ROMANTIC HISTORY OF WILLIAM PIGG, ESQUIRE. M. P. FOR HAM(P)SHIRE. Or life's burlesque in black and white, by the Hon. Charlotte Ellis. The poetical accompaniment by the Rev. H. A. Martin, M.A.

      Kerby aand Endean. London. 1879 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10 x 7.7 inches). 80pp. Frontis and 27 full page illustrations, all within decorative border, by Catherine Ellis. A clean fresh copy. Publishers dark blue cloth with gilt and black lettering and full illustration to the front board. Spine lettered in gilt. Rear board with blind stamped double rule border and publishers device to the centre. Brown coated endpapers. Inner front hinge cracked but still firm. Overall a near fine copy. A scarce and unusual book of Satyrical political verses with all the characters being pigs and set in Ham(p)shire. Copac lists just five physical copies of this first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        NUMISMATICA BALEAR

      - Numismática balear Descripción histórica de las monedas de las Islas Baleares acuñadas durante las dominaciones púnica, romana, árabe, aragonesa y española.- Palma de Mallorca, Pedro José Gelabert, 1879; en 4º holandesa, con rotulación y hierros en lomo, XLI - 1h. 359 pp. XI láminas (las láminas con alguna mancha y restauración, esquina inferior con perdida de papel sin afectar).

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        Nederlandsche Flora en Pomona

      Beschreven en uitgegeven door het bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop. 1879, J.B. Wolters, Groningen. Folio (32.2 x 25 cm), 2 vols. viii, xii, 235pp. of text with 81 chromolithographed plates. Original cloth pictorial binding with gilt floral patterning on spine.l Beautiful large plates taken from drawings of A. Wendel and chromolithographed by G. Severijns from Brussels of flowers and fruit growing in the Netherlands. Intended for growers, it provides practical information as well as accurate illustrations. One of the 3 Dutch illustrated works on pomology published during the 19th century. Occasional light foxing throughout text block, otherwise good. Hinge repair to both vols, both resewn. Small repair to one spine in fold. Some wear to covers, corners and spines, but nothing affecting the beautiful gilt work, which is slightly faded caused by age. Plates generally clean and in very good condition. Nissen BBI, 1474.

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        Geschichte des k.k. Infanterie-Regimentes Hoch- und Deutschmeister Nr. 4. Erganzungs-Bezirks-Station Wien

      Verlag des Regiments, Wien 1879 - First edition. Tall octavo. 726pp. Two engraved frontispiece portraits, 12 chromolithograph plates. Publisher's red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Text in German. Corners bumped and rubbed through a bit, small tears at the spine ends, some foxing, mostly on the plates, a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sud-Amérique.

      Paris, Plon 1879 - Séjours et voyages au Brésil, à la Plata, au Chili, en Bolivie et au Pérou par Le Cte. Charles d'Ursel. Ouvrage enrichi d'une grande carte de l'Amérique du sud en couleurs repliée, de 11 planches hors-texte dont 5 à double page de Kauffmann. Deuxième édition. Paris, Plon 1879 - 307 pages. Reliure plein chagrin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs avec filets dorés, légèrement insolé et une petite tache. Blason doré avec couronne au centre du 1er plat. Triple filet doré encadrant les plats. Dentelle intérieure. Étui avec liseré chagrin. Couverture conservée. Quelques rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-8° (20x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Votivkirche, "Votiv Kirche in Wien, Erbaut von Heinrich v. Ferstel 1856 - 1878".

      . Kupferstich a. a. China v. H. Bültemeyer, 1879, 62,5 x 49,5 (H) - breitrandig.. Die Ansicht erschien wahrscheinlich anläßlich der Einweihung der Kirche. Auf dem Platz vor der Kirche sind zahlreiche Kutschen, Reiter und Spaziergänger. - Im breiten Rand einige kleine restaurierte Einrisse.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [London], 17. Juni 1879.. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den Chirurgen Carl Thiersch (1822-1895) in Leipzig: "Allow me to introduce to your favorable notice my friend and former pupil Mr. Cathcart [d. i. Charles Walker Cathcart, 1853-1932], who ist about to visit Leipzig. Any opportunities you may affort him of following your valuable clinique will be a personal favour to yours very sincerely Joseph Lister". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Adresse.

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        OUR ISLAND HOME1879 1st edition

      Hobart & London: J.Walch, 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Louisa A.Meredith. OUR ISLAND HOME A Tasmanian Sketch Book 12 Illust Plates complete. Decorated brown cloth hardcover. All edges gilt. Gilt titles front cover/spine. Pages 96 + 12 Autotype plates original and complete. Text & plates printed on thick card. Condition: covers Very Good. Text & Plates: Some light foxing to few plates & text. One text page replaced with photo-copy (does not affect plates) Overall, text and plates above average condition.

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        REVI-LONA: A ROMANCE OF LOVE IN A MARVELOUS LAND

      [Greensburg, Pa: Tribune Press Pub. Co.], n.d. [Circa. 1879]. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-247 [248: printer's imprint],. original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold.. Spine ends a bit worn, lettering on spine panel faded, still a a. clean, tight, very good copy. Formerly author / editor / publisher. Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name stamped in ink on rear free. endpaper. (#79723). First edition. "Lost race adventure novel set in the Antarctic, about a matriarchy amidst super-scientific technology and prehistoric monsters." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 59. "Except for the Candidian humor of the escapades with the governing council, Cowan maintains a serious tone, thereby increasing the complexity of his satire. Only individual interpretation can determine whether he intended the work as a satire solely upon the concept of a communistic state or as a satire of all Utopias pictured in the popular literature of the period. In either event, REVI-LONA assumes an historical importance as one of the earliest attacks upon the romantic idealism of the late nineteenth century." - Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 132-33. "Told in a very florid style that suggests that the author was a fan of Herman Melville's; sometimes overwritten to the point of being boring, but also with many interesting strokes of imagination. All in all a substantial work." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 488. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-49; (1981) 1-48; (1987) 1-27; and (1995) 1-27. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s- 1930s 198. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 270. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 47. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03485. Wright (III) 1224.

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        DESCRIZIONE GEOGRAFICA STORICA ECONOMICA DELLA GARFAGNANA.

      Tip.Giusti, Lucca 1879 - Prima edizione. Opera dedicata all'on.Niccola Quartieri, Presidente del Consiglio provinciale di Massa Carrara. Cm.22,6x13,7. Pg.XXVIII, 584. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti originali applicati alla coperta. All'antiporta una incisione di Ardinghi raffigurante gli stemmi dei 17 Comuni della Garfagnana. In fine una "Carta topografica della Garfagnana-Provincia di Massa Carrara", in scala 1:86.400, su litografia Ottavio Pieri di Firenze (formato cm.64x45). Si tratta del testo più conosciuto dello storico Raffaello Raffaelli (Fosciandora, 1813?1883). Laureato in legge a Modena e sposato con la nobildonna Giulia Provenzali, fu autore anche di una celebrata "Monografia storica ed agraria del circondario di Massa Carrara compilata fino al 1881". Il Raffaelli avviò la sua carriera politica nel 1836, nominato Segretario della Consulta Provinciale di Garfagnana, passando poi nel 1845 ad analoga carica a Massa, ove ricoprì anche l'incarico di Commissario Ducale per gli Affari Ecclesiastici. Fu in seguito Consultore Legale presso la Delegazione di Massa e nel 1856, a Modena Consultore di Governo per i Lavori Pubblici. Nel 1859, dopo la Guerra d'Indipendenza, si rifugiò con le milizie ducali a Fosdinovo e poi a Fivizzano. Fu fautore del ritorno della Garfagnana alla Provincia di Lucca, sostenendo, per quella terra allora assai povera, lo sviluppo della viabilità e la riapertura del Ginnasio a Castelnuovo. 750 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heilige Antonius - Sautoni. ÖL auf Leinwand.

      1879. 57 x 37 cm, 74 x 83 cm, Guter Zustand. Preis in CHF: 1980. Rechts unten signiert: Nach P. Deschwanden, Heinrich Kaiser, 1879. - Melchior Paul von Deschwanden (1811- 1881 in Stans) Schweizer Maler des Nazarenerstils. Heinrich Kaiser [oder Keyser] (1813-1900), Kunstmaler in Stans und Schüler Deschwandens. Studien in Mailand und Rom. Porträts, darunter von Papst Gregor XVI. Erfolgreicher Kirchenmaler.- Der heilige Antonius der Große wurde anno 251 in Kome, Ägypten, als Sohn wohlhabender christlicher Eltern geboren und starb im Jahr 356 im begnadeten Alter von 105 Jahren. Nach dem Tod seiner Eltern verschenkte er seinen Besitz und führte in der Wüste ein asketisches Leben. Auf den heiligen Antonius lassen sich erste Mönchsgemeinschaften zurückführen, weshalb er auch als "Vater der Mönche" gilt. Die Antoniusverehrung kam über Konstantinopel nach Europa, wo er als Patron der Ritter und Bauern, aber auch der Haustiere, besonders der Schweine, große Verehrung fand. Letztes brachte ihm auch den Beinamen "Sautoni" ein. Außerdem gilt Antonius, der Einsiedler, auch als Patron der Hirten, Weber, Fleischhacker, Zuckerbäcker und sogar der Totengräber. Um Beistand gebeten wird der Heilige bei Feuersnot, bei Hautkrankheiten, besonders bei Rotlauf und Gürtelrose, die einst mitunter sogar tödlich endeten.

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        Blumenwiese

      1879. Aquarell und Bleistift auf Papier, unten links signiert und datiert: "Peter Becker 1879", 23 x 31,3 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Wenn Peter Becker heute vor allem wegen seiner Landschaftsaquarelle aus Hessen und dem Rheinland bekannt ist, so verdeckt diese topographische Einordnung den Blick auf einen hervorragenden Zeichner, der in seinen Bildern zu einer ganz eigenen Liniensprache gefunden hat. Denn der Künstler hat zwar immer die realitätsgetreue Beobachtung und deren Wiedergabe im Bild im Augen gehabt, doch was die Hand dann schließlich mit dem Bleistift auf das Papier brachte, lässt deutlich erkennen, dass die Leidenschaft für das Hervorbringen ganz eigener Formen sich immer wieder Bahn bricht. Diese Lust am Fabulieren mit der Linie speist sich aus den Bildwelten der Gotik2, wo sich im Ornament Realität und freies Formspiel immer wieder freudig die Hand reichen. Peter Becker konnte dieses Hinübergleiten der Linie von der Nachahmung in die Verselbstständigung an der Sammlung altdeutscher Zeichnungen im Städel studieren, die in seiner Ausbildungszeit von 1844 bis 1851 unter der Leitung Jakob Beckers durch den damaligen Direktor Johann David Passavant maßgeblich ausgebaut wurde. Wenn man Peter Becker nun mit der Gotik in Verbindung bringt und den Bildern eine idealisierende und retrospektive Verklärung attestiert, so ist das nur die halbe Wahrheit. Ein Blick auf unser Blatt beweist neben einer ungeheuren Frische bei gleichzeitiger Reduktion auf wenige Farbwerte einen ungemein modernen Umgang mit dem Bleistift. Ist die Stadt im Hintergrund noch präzise mit dem Stift, der nicht vom Gesehenen abzuweichen versucht, in das Blatt gegraben, so ereignet sich im Vordergrund, der nahezu die Hälfte der Bildfläche einnimmt, ein wahres Liniengewitter, das sich um eine exakte Wiedergabe der Natur nur noch wenig bemüht. Aus kleinen Strichen und Punkten setzt sich ein Linienteppich zusammen, der die nur dezent aquarellierte Fläche im hellen Sonnenlicht vibrieren lässt. Ganz wenige rote Akzentpunkte lassen die Erinnerung an Blumen aufkommen, doch die Bleistiftstriche verdichten sich zu einem abstrakten Netz mit wildem Muster. Man spürt förmlich den Furor des Zeichners, der von der Freiheit der Linie gepackt dem Stift freien Lauf lässt. Nicht pedantisch oder gewollt erscheint dieses all over' sondern beschwingt und autonom. Man muss diese Modernität nicht überstrapazieren und auch bei Peter Becker äußert sie sich selten so direkt wie in diesem wunderbaren Blatt, doch ist es wichtig, solche Details zu sehen und sich klar zu machen, dass hier ein hervorragender Zeichner am Werk ist, der genau versteht, wie er mit Linien und abstrahierten Formen zu gestalten vermag. Vergegenwärtigt man sich, dass Claude Monet zur gleichen Zeit die Mohnblumenfelder in Vetheuil mit einem ähnlich flirrenden Netz aus Farben auf die Leinwand bannte, dann erscheint der Zeichner Peter Becker, auch wenn er von seinem französischen Kollegen wohl nichts wusste, nicht mehr ganz so unmodern. Ein Einsehen in diese Freude an den Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten der Linie lässt die Werke Peter Beckers in einem neuen Licht erscheinen.

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        Guide book and atlas of Muskoka and Parry Sound District

      Toronto: Page HR & Co, 1879. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. QUITE SCARCE. ONLY SEVEN COPIES FOUND IN INSTITUTIONS.4to, 24cm x 29.5 cm (9.5" x 11 3/4") 2 p.l., [1]-[60]p. of plates), [10]ads, plus 14 pages (26 lithographed views) and 1 other illus. on verso of one of the maps. Sketches by S. Penson. Coloured lithographed maps & plans on 60 pages (some double-page and some folding, with a double-hemisphere map with vignettes by John Rogers. Copy, in double columns, written by William Edwin Hamilton. Contemporary calf with rebacked with original leather spine and original leather corner tips. Dark pebbled green cloth with very minor scuffing and old wrinkling on front and back cover, elaborate gilt type on front cover, very good condition otherwise. Insides very clean, no foxing and internally fine condition. First Edition. Some of the maps contained in this atlas are: Bracebridge Village, Gravenhurst Village, McKellar Village, Parry Sound Village, Parry Harbour, Village, Port Carling Village, Port Sydney, Rosseau Village,Subscription canvassing to residents of this book was in the summer of 1878.

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        VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE - LE JAPON

      Edition : BRUXELLES, H. DUMONT, 1879 - EXPEDITION DU COMMODORE PERRY PENDANT LES ANNEES 1853-54 ET 55 FAITE D'APRES LES ORDRES DU GOUVERNEMENT DES Etats-Unis - Deux tomes en un volume - Traduit de l'allemand par A. ROLLAND - Illustré de 11 vues coloriées sur papier de chine - Complet de toutes ses planches - Demi reliure cuir d'époque, dos orné de filets et titres dorés - Plats cartonnés et od frottés, coins émoussés - Rares rousseurs, une tache claire sur 2 feuilles n'empéchant pas la lecture, un ressaut de cahier - Exemplaire restant correct et de reliure solide 304, 315 pages, relié, in-8, 24 cm. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Trees and Shrubs of Fife and Kinross

      29 mounted Woodburytype photographic plates (mostly 238 x 188 mm.), each with printed captions. viii, 92 pages. Large folio, orig. green half-morocco & green pebbled cloth (extremities a bit scuffed, occasional minor foxing), upper cover with a large gilt vignette & lettered in gilt, spine gilt. Leith: "Printed for Private Circulation by Reid & Son, Timber Bush, Leith, 1879." A large, beautiful, and little-known photography book, privately printed, with 29 splendid images of trees made by the photographer Andrew Young of Burntisland, and printed according to the Woodbury process of Lock & Whitfield of London. "The following pages are the result of numerous wanderings through the counties of Fife and Kinross during the summers of 1875-6-7-8. The localities visited, and the many fine specimens of Trees and Shrubs which came under our notice, afforded us both pleasure and instruction, and in submitting our observations for perusal, our chief object will be fulfilled if we can interest the Reader in the subject of Arboriculture, or contribute a little to the information and enjoyment of any lover of nature."-from the Preface. The photographs of the magnificent trees are, quite simply, very beautiful, the trees mostly standing alone; the Woodburytype prints are in their characteristic chocolate brown color. "The List of Places Visited" provides details on the houses and their owners, with the years visited. A fine copy with the bookplate of P.H. Normand, Whitehill, Aberdour, Fife. There are a number of contemporary annotations in the text. .

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        Function und Begriff. Vortrag gehalten in der Sitzung von 9. Januar 1891 der Jeniaschen Gesellschaft für Medecin und Naturwissenschaft...Jena: Hermann Pohle, 1891.

      First edition, very rare, of this important essay, in which Frege carried out a revision of his famous <i>Begriffsschrift</i> (1879), which was necessary in order to carry out his programme of reducing arithmetic to formal logic. <i>Function und Begriff</i> contains Frege's two main innovations since the publication of <i>Begriffsschrift</i>, namely the notion of 'sense' and his 'Basic Law V' (see Alnes, p. 1). <i>Function und Begriff</i> also contains the earliest traceable germ of the ideas that lead to the modern formalism of functional grammars and to the Church-Kleene lambda calculus of the 1930s that was to play such an important role in the development of the theory of programming languages (see, for example, Klement). Together with his two subsequent papers, <i>Über Sinn und Bedeutung</i> (1892) and <i>Über Begriff und Gegenstand</i> (1892), <i>Function und Begriff</i> was incorporated into his magnum opus, <i>Die Grundgesetze der Arithmetik</i> (1893-1903). OCLC lists copies at Chicago, Harvard and Lehigh only in US.<br/><br/> "In the preface to <i>Begriffsschrift</i>, Frege announced his interest in determining whether the basic truths of arithmetic could be proven 'by means of pure logic.' Kant's answer had been negative. According to Kant, the truths of arithmetic are synthetic a priori... One of Frege's main goals in <i>Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik</i> was to refute this view by giving purely logical proofs of the basic laws of arithmetic, thereby showing that arithmetical truths can be known independently of any intuition" (<i>Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy</i>, Vol. 3, p. 772). <br/><br/> "In <i>Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik</i> he did not give a completely formal reduction of arithmetic to logic. Instead, and possibly at the instigation of Carl Stumpf, he offered a logicist reduction in <i>informal language</i>. Frege was conscious that [<i>Die Grundlagen</i>] had only made it plausible that arithmetic was a branch of pure logic and that a complete demonstration would demand carrying out the reduction in question within the formal <i>Begriffsschrift</i>, thereby ensuring the <i>Luckenlosigkeit</i> [rigour] of his derivations. In 1882 Frege had already indicated in correspondence that the formal execution of the logicist reduction was close to completion. Eventually this task turned out to be no routine matter and markedly more difficult than was expected at first. The 1879 <i>Begriffsschrift</i> proved insufficient for the work at hand: it had to be revised considerably... <br/><br/> "The three major philosophical essays that Frege published in the early 1890s provide an attempt at a philosophical underpinning of the revised <i>Begriffsschrift</i>. Of these essays, 'Über Sinn und Bedeutung' has acquired a special prominence, owing in large measure to the importance attached to the sense-reference distinction, and variants thereof, within <i>current</i> philosophy of language... The first appearance of the distinction in print, however, is in <i>Function und Begriff</i>" (Sundholm, pp. 57-8). <br/><br/> "During the years 1887-1890, [Frege] published nothing, but was engaged in thinking through afresh his system of philosophical logic and redesigning, in accordance with it, the formal system he had presented in <i>Begriffsschrift</i>. He announced his new ideas in the lecture <i>Function und Begriff</i> of 1891. The principal changes in his philosophical logic were the introduction of the far-reaching distinction between sense and reference, and the identification of truth-values as objects and as the references of sentences. The principal changes in his formal system were the introduction of value-ranges, and the obliteration of any formal distinction between sentences and singular terms; the addition of a description operator was an important secondary development. During the middle period, lasting from 1891 to 1906, his thought evolved little... The logical basis for all the work of the middle period was presented complete and entire in <i>Function und Begriff</i>; and it scarcely altered through throughout the whole period" (Dummett, p. 2). <br/><br/> Michael Dummett, <i>Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics</i>, 1992; Kevin C. Klement, <i>Frege and the logic of sense and reference</i>, 2002; Jan Harald Alnes, 'Sense and Basic Law V in Frege's logicism,' <i>Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic</i>, Vol. 4 (1999), pp. 1-30; Göran Sundholm, 'Frege, August Bebel and the return of Alsace-Lorraine,' <i>History and Philosophy of Logic</i>, Vol. 22 (2001), pp. 57-73.. 8vo (233 x 149 mm), pp. [iv], 31, [1]. Original printed wrappers, uncut and unopened. Wrappers with some wear, top margin with small loss

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        Le livre d'or du salon de peinture et de sculpture

      librairie des bibliophiles 1879 à 1891 - reliure demi toile à coins, pièce de titre, plats conservés. Catalogue descriptif des oeuvres récompensées et des principales oeuvres hors concours. 13 années relièes en 6 volumes. Nombreuses planches à l'eau forte.

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        The Historical Records Of Port Phillip: The First Annals of the Colony of Victoria. SIGNED

      John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne 1879 - First Edition in publisher's original limp green cloth, gilt titling. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author to Matthew Finders's cousin, Elizabeth Flinders. Near Fine copy very slight soiling to end leaves, upper hinge slightly cracked (this work usually found disbound).AND a printed letter completed by hand also to Elizabeth Flinders from W H Odgers of the Chief Secretary?s Office, Victoria, dated 16th April 1879, loosely inserted.Elizabeth Flinders was the daughter of William Flinders from Boston, Lincolnshire, who was a half brother to Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) father, Dr Matthew Flinders from Donnington, Lincolnshire.Fine and unusual set. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The invalidity of the "Queue Ordinance" of the city and county of San Francisco. Opinion of the Circuit Court of the United States, for the district of California, in Ho Ah Kow vs. Matthew Nunan, delivered July 7th, 1879

      San Francisco: J.L. Rice & Co. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 43, [1] pp.. 1879 First edition: The case in which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Johnson Field (acting as an individual jurist in district court) found that shaving male prisoners&#39; heads, a punitive practice used particularly to discourage queue-wearing Chinese immigrants from serving jail time rather than paying fines for violating the 1870 Sanitary Ordinance, was => unconstitutional.Following the opinion is an appendix providing "history of the legislation of the Supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco against the Chinese . . . compiled by one of the counsel in the above case [i.e., B.S. Brooks] from the records of the Supervisors and the newspapers of the city." The text was printed from a revised copy, according to the title-page. Publisher&#39;s printed paper wrappers; corners and edges chipped, paper partially lost over spine, front wrapper with short tear from outer edge (not touching text), back wrapper with outer edge shortened. The whole now housed in a quarter navy morocco clamshell case with deep blue cloth&#150;covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Pages slightly age-toned. => A landmark document of American Constitutional law.

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

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

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        The Railway Guide To New South Wales (For The Use Of Tourists, Excursionists, And Others). A Convenient Volume Of Reference To Railway Routes, Stations, And Places Of Interest On The Lines Of Railway; Containing A Map Of The Blue Mountains And Numerous Illustrations.

      Sydney, Thomas Richards Government Printer, 1879.. First Edition; 4to; pp. 122; coloured half title page decorated with vignettes The Zig Zag, Lithgow Valley, and Railway Terminus, Redfern at top and bottom respectively, 6 b/w photographic plates, numerous b/w illustrations throughout, appendix, fold out two tone map of the 'Plan of the Fish River or Binda Caves County of Westmorland' has small tear to bottom corner 10mm, colour fold out map of `Tourists Map Showing the Great Western Railway of New South Wales Crossing the Blue Mountains from Nepean River to Bowenfells' ; original brown cloth with gilt title on spine has been re-backed, new endpapers, light browning to pages, otherwise a very good copy. Ferguson 13218. Rare.

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        Mormonism Unveiled Or the Life and Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop John D. Lee

      St. Louis: W. S. Bryan, Publisher. Very Good with no dust jacket; 1879 later printing, including appendix . on Brigham Young. Last few pages of appendix are missing, last page . present is page 400. Small hole in front free endpaper and half-title . page. Text appears clean. Rebound in rust colored cloth, gilt stamping . on spine. Original decorative cloth mounted on new cloth. New marbled . endpapers.. 1877. Later Printing. Hardcover. 400 pages .

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        History of Maryland: From the earliest period to the present day. In three volumes

      John B. Piet 1879 - 3 Volume set. Suitable for a gift. 1st edition. Baltimore: John B. Piet, 1879. 4to, original dark purple cloth, gilt spine lettering, frontises and numerous full-page and folded portraits, reproductions, facsimiles, etc. Gilt still strong, texts tight and clean. Large folded map (often missing) with hand-colored outlines in pocket at rear of Volume III (short tear to map and to edge of pocket). U.S.IANA S144 aa, "most valuable history of this state." See our pictures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Schriften. 2 in 3 Bdn.

      . Leipzig, W.Engelmann, 1879, 8°, VIII+IV, 876 pp., 1 Bl., XLVI, 307 pp., 105 Holzschnitte, 30 feine lith. Taf., 1 Portraitphotographie, 3 orignal Leinenbände.. Erste Ausgabe der gesamten wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten des großen Physiologen und Laryngologen Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828-1973) mit einigen bis dazu unveröffentlichten Arbreiten aus dem Nachlass, nebst einer biographischen Skizze von Anton Springer. Enthalten ist auch seine berühmte Arbeit über den Kehlkopfspiegel und die mechanische Vagus-Reizung beim Menschen. - "Czermaks Druckversuch ging zunächst als "Vagusdruckversuch" in den medizinischen Sprachgebrauch ein, sowohl in diesem Ausdruck Czermaks irriger Glaube der mechanischen Vagusreizung zugrundelag ... Im wesentlichen stellte Czermak bei seinem Selbstversuch (1865) mit dem Druck auf die rechte Karotis eine erhebliche Abnahme der Herzfrequenz, eine vertiefte und verlängerte Inspiration mit Beklemmungsgefühl sowie Funkensehen mit Verdunkelung des Sehfeldes, leichter Ohnmacht und Vertigo fest. Czermak hatte nicht den geringsten Zweifel über die Ursache seiner Beobachtungen: " ... dagegen erkläre ich die übrigen Erscheinungen hinsichtlich des Herzschlages und der Athembewegungen mit aller Bestimmtheit über die Folgen einer *mechanischen Reizung des Nervus Vagus" durch Druck und Zerrung'. Der Versuch gelang ihm im übrigen nur auf der reichten Seite." Wormser, p.83ff. - Contains Czermak's classical works on the laryngoscope, his method of exploring the nose and nasopharynx with small mirrors, and his discovery that mechanical pressure on a spot of the carotid triangle produces lowering of the heart rate. There is also a biographical sketch by Anton Springer. - See Garrison & Morton No. 817, 3331, 3332; Rothschuh Nr.107

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        Five years after he resigned as Paymaster, Robert C. Walker is appointed Paymaster by President Hayes after a congressional investigation in which Secretary of War McCrary concluded that because of Walker?s mental condition at the time, his resignation in 1874 was null and void

      "Partly Engraved Document Signed ?R.B. Hayes? as President and ?Geo. W. McCrary? as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5? x 19?. Washington, March 7, 1879. Adequate contrast. Completed in calligraphy. Vignette of an American eagle at top center, military vignette across bottom. On vellum, folds. Blue paper seal affixed at top left. Fine condition. Appointment of Robert C. Walker as ?Paymaster with the rank of Major in the service of the United States ...? With color photocopies of Walker?s appointments as Additional Paymaster by Abraham Lincoln (1863) and Paymaster by Andrew Johnson (1866) each certified at a later date as a ?True Copy.? In 1878, there was a bill before Congress which would authorize the President to appoint Robert C. Walker a Major on the retired list ?with rank and pay from September 3, 1874,? the day he resigned as Paymaster. On May 13, 1878, in response to a letter of inquiry from the Chairman of the House Committee on Military Affairs, Secretary of War George W. McCrary (a signer of the document here offered) wrote to the Speaker of the House, in part, ?Robert C. Walker first entered the military service November 1, 1861, as captain and commissary of subsistence of volunteers, and served as such until January 1,1863, when he was appointed major and additional paymaster of volunteers, in which capacity he served until honorably mustered out, November 15, 1865. He was commissioned major and paymaster, United States Army, May 4,1866, and resigned September 3,1874. ?It appears now by the most conclusive evidence that for a year or two before his resignation he had given signs of mental aberration or incompetency, which, however, was not specially noted or reported until some confusion arose in his accounts. A full investigation into the subject, however, showed that no loss had ensued to the government. He turned over all the funds for which he was answerable to Maj. A. H. Seward, his chief paymaster, and resigned his commission. His mental troubles developed at Helena, Mont., where he was stationed, previous to which he had been for several years on duty at Saint Paul, Minn., and the Paymaster-General of the Army says ""his reputation was that of a vigilant and faithful paymaster."" Major-General Hancock, under whose command Major Walker served for some years before his mental troubles, speaks in high terms of him as an officer, and says that ""his labors were extremely arduous..."" McCrary quotes seven officers who variously state ?he has been mentally incapacitated to attend to business properly, and that he is not sound in mind? and ?his mental condition was such as to unfit him for the proper discharge of his official duties.? McCrary continues, ?It has been held by the Attorney-General of the United States, in two cases submitted for opinion, that ?a resignation under mental derangement, if the facts are well established, is null and void.? The application of this principle to the case of Major Walker would restore him by executive action to his former position on the list of paymasters ... The whole effect of the action suggested would be to place Major Walker on the retired-list, where he had the clear right to go September 3, 1874, and of which right he could not deprive himself when acting under such mental impairment as unfitted him for the discharge of any business. Respectfully submitted. Geo. W. McCrary, Secretary of War.?"

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        Et Dukkehjem. Skuespil i tre akter.

      København 1879. 180 s. Orig. rødbrunt helshirtingbd., helt gullsn., silkesnor. Ytre falser og kanter litt skrapet, ellers meget pen. N. på fribl.. Sch/R bindvariat A

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        The Land of Midian (Revisited)

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879.. First edition. Two volumes. xxviii, 338; viii, 319, (1) pp. Contemporary brown full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red labels, blindstamped decoration to the panels and an ornate border to the boards, marbled endpapers, prize bookplates from the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys to the front pastedowns, all edges red. A very attractive set. 6 colour and 10 black and white plates plus a folding colour map, further illustrations set into the text. Penzer, pp. 96-97.

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        Hymns in Dakota, for use in the Missionary Jurisdiction of Niobrara [cover title]: Dakota Odowan

      [New York]: Published by the Indian Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 1879. Small octavo. Red cloth gilt. 127pp. Titles in English, text in Dakota. Contemporary pencil owner's name, one page corner creased, some staining on the rear board, modest wear at the spine ends, else sound and very good. OCLC locates several similar editions, but none from 1879. .

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        From President Garfield?s library, a bound copy of the Annual Report on U.S. Foreign Commerce issued November, 1879

      "The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Pamphlet: Annual Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics on the Foreign Commerce of the United States for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1879, released November 8, 1879. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879. Soft cover, 5.75? X 9?, 44 pps. plus an intact fold-out chart, 24.75? X 13.25?, titled, ?Chart / Exhibiting The Value Of The Commerce Of The United States With Each Foreign Country And Dependency, / During The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1879.? Notations in red on five pages in unknown hand, possibly Garfield?s. Good condition with foxing, light soiling and edge wear to covers. Small section of worming to lower corner of front cover. Written in manuscript on front cover, ?Hon James A. Garfield?. Interior fine.Joseph Nimmo, Jr. was a statistician and a longtime employee of the United States government, working on various trade and commerce projects. He eventually established a firm on Long Island specializing in statistical studies of American commercial activities and was active in Interstate Commission politics from the agency's inception under the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. This book of facts and figures would have held great interest to Garfield. In a speech he delivered to the House of Representatives in 1869 regarding census information, Garfield declared, ?The developments of statistics are causing history to be rewritten. Till recently, the historian studied nations in the aggregate, and gave us only the story of princes, dynasties, sieges, and battles...Now statistical inquiry leads him into the hovels, homes, workshops, mines, fields...and all other places where human nature displays its weakness and its strength. In these explorations he discovers the seeds of national growth and decay, and thus becomes the prophet of his generation...?"

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        Cousin Henry

      Chapman and Hall, London 1879 - A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in 3/4 blue leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (spine head to Volume I rubbed, minor rubs to board corners); Trollope's novel centered around Indefer Jones' disposition of his Estate, Llanfeare, and his unfound final Will which named a different heir than did the believed-to-be-final Will used in the disposition of the Estate. From March 8 to May 24, 1879, the novel was published simultaneously in The Manchester Weekly Times (Supplement) and in The North British Weekly Mail. In November, 1879, the tale was published its two volume, followed by a cheap issue. In this seller's opinion, Cousin Henry is the best of Trollope's psychological novels, and it certainly is one of his scarcer works in first edition. A Very Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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