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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' 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'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–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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        Up and Down; or, Fifty Years' Colonial Experiences in Australia Up and Down; or, Fifty Years' Colonial Experiences in Australia, California, New Zealand, India, China, and the South Pacific; being the Life History of Capt W J Barry Written by Himself

      London: Sampson Low, Marsden, Searle, & Rivington, 1879. Octavo, portrait frontispiece; a fine copy in the original red gilt-decorated cloth, all edges gilt. The vagaries of colonial fortune. First edition: an attractive copy of this entertaining account of early colonial life.Barry arrived in Sydney at the age of ten in 1829, and went on to live a peripatetic life across Australia, New Zealand, the Far East and the Pacific. Hocken describes Barry as 'a restless, energetic, eccentric wanderer. First visited New Zealand in 1841. An Otago digger from 1862; butcher, Mayor, storekeeper, lecturer...'.

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        The Native Tribes of South Australia. With an introductory chapter by J. D. Woods. The Native Tribes of South Australia. With an introductory chapter by J. D. Woods

      Adelaide: E. S. Wigg & Son, 1879. Octavo, with eight tinted lithographic plates (including frontispiece), front endpaper and title pages signed 'H.J. Hillier'; a good copy in original cloth, scuffed and expertly rebacked retaining gilt decorated backstrip, likewise fore-edge margin of frontispiece expertly repaired. Annotated by a teacher from the Hermannsburg mission. The Native Tribes of South Australia prints five essays on different tribes contributed by various authors including the Reverend George Taplin, and the Reverend C.W. Schürmann (also include is a native vocabulary by John Ogilvie Bennett).This copy is from the collection of Henry James Hillier (1875-1958), a schoolteacher at the Hermannsburg mission school. Hillier had a good knowledge of the Dieri and Aranda languages, and was also an experienced inland traveller who accompanied the 1901-1902 expedition led by J. W Gregory. The numerous ethnological and linguistic observations pencilled in the margins throughout this copy reflect long working relationships with the Carl Strehlow and other anthropologists of the time. Hillier was also an active ethnological collector who enriched the British Museum holdings of central desert artefacts, and an amateur water-colourist of some skill.

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        History of the First and Second Missouri Confederate Brigades.1861-1865. And, From Wakarusa to Appomattox, a military anagraph. [List of survivors of the First and Second Missouri Brigades; An anagraph from my diary of the war]

      St. Louis : Bryan, Brand & Co., 1879, c1878., 1879. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 480, 27, [1] pp. ; frontispiece, portraits ; 23 cm. ; LCCN: 02-17574 ; OCLC: 5913156 ; Half-title of pt. 2: Personal reminiscences "From Wakarusa to Appomattox." An anagraph from my diary of the war./ Appendix: List of survivors of the First and Second Missouri Brigades ; rebound in mid-20th century brown library buckram ; spine title: The Confederate First and Second Missouri Brigades ; a few marks in the list of survivors, and at lease one comment of personal recollection in the margins by a former member of the brigades ; a few engraved plates, with that between pages 144/145 having been excised ; apart from the missing plate, Chapters include: The kind of men Missouri gave to the South --The election of i860 -- Some contrasts -- Differences between the North and South-Northern misrepresentations-Address of the Confederate Congress-Federal atrocities in Missouri -- Playing soldier-Camp Jackson-Intense excitement in the State- General Price-Missouri sounds the battle note -- "Awkward squads"-Gallant fight at Boonville-Cole Camp-Battle of Carthage-Sigel and his Dutchmen -- Ben. McCulloch-Preparing for the first great battle-The surprise- Graphic description of the battle-Death of General Lyon -- Battle of Dry Wood-Siege of Lexington-Incidents of the Siege- The conquering Hemp Bales-Surrender of Colonel Mulligan -- General M. Jeff. Thompson-Battle of Fredericktown-Description of the 'Missouri Swamp Fox"-Fight at Blue Mills-Race between Fremont and Price-Fremont's body guard charge Springfield, and get whipped by Col. Taylor-Removal of Fremont -- General Price's Farewell Address to the State Guard -- Description of the Confederate Camp-Sketch of Gen. Henry Little -Officers of the Brigade-Personals -- "We are all gentlemen "-Col. Gates does some hard fighting-Crossing the State line-Captain Clark and his "breakfast"-"A rough road to sleep on "-Gen. Albert Pike and his Indians -- General Van Dom takes command-Gen. Maury's account of the Elk Horn campaign-Sketches of McCulloch and Price-The battle -Capt. Wade, the brave artilleryman-Death of Generals Mc Culloch and Mcintosh-Gallantry of the Missourians -- General Price and his wounded soldiers-Incidents and anecdotes of the battle of Elk Horn-Capt. Churchill Clark and his famous battery-Crossing the Mississippi -- How Gen. Pope "withdrew"-Flaming dispatches by Halleck and Pope-Campaign around Corinth-Gen. Beauregard evacuates Corinth -- General Maury's graphic account of the Iuka campaign-Anecdotes of "Old Pap"-The gallant Captain Bledsoe and his battery -- Death of Gen. Little -- Gallant conduct of the Missouri troops-Dare-devil bravery-Personal deeds of heroism -- Losses, incidents and personals-The soldier and his Colonel-The Federals think the Missourians are "drunk or mad"-Death of Colonel Pritchard -- The army in a close place-Saved by the genius of General Price- More desperate fighting by the Missourians-Deserved tribute from Gen. Van Dorn-Gen. Pemberton assumes command-Review of the army by President Davis-Gen. Price takes a sad farewell of "his boys," -- CAMP ON THE BAYOU. Pleasant times at Grand Gulf-Brilliant expedition of Gen. Cockrell across the river-Bombardment of Grand Gulf-Death of Colonel Wade-Pemberton's mistakes -- BATTLE OF PORT GIBSON. Playing "old soldier"-Retreating towards Vicksburg-Col. Eugene Irwin performs a brilliant movement-Desperate fighting by Gen. Bowen's division -- Vivid account of the battle-Bowen and his men win new laurels- Landis and his battery-Battle of Big Black River-Terrible losses among the Missourians -- Description of Vicksburg and the Confederate works-"Whistling Dick" and "Crazy Jane"-Occupying the works-Grant's army and Porter's fleet surround the doomed city -- A number of daring adventures-Short rations-"Mule Beef" and "Cow Peas"-Exploding the mines-Death of CoL Irwin and Gen. Green-The surrender -- PRICE IN ARKANSAS. -- Battle of Helena-Death of General Bowen-In winter quarters at Demopolis and Meridian ; etc ; VG.

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        Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

      Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. V. CLASSE DES MOLLUSQUES. ORDRE DES BRACHIOPODES. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1879. 2 volumes. Large-4to. pp. xiv, (2), 226, with 153 lithographed plates. Original blind stamped cloth, spines with gilt lettering. The complete Brachiopoda-section. Plate 29 in xerox-copy.

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        A Study of the so-called Tendon-Reflex Phenomena.

      - Med.-Chir. Trans., 62. - Published by the Medical and Chirurgical Society. London, J.E.Adlard, 1879, 8°, (2), 37, (1) pp., Halbeleinband im Stil der Zeit; St.a.Tit. First Edition - Rare author's offprint! - "The examination of the deep tendon reflex began in 1875 with the recognition by Wesphal and Erb independently that muscular contraction follows the mechanical stimulation of a tendon. Although this phenomenon had been previously noted, its relationship to neurological disease was first pointed out by Erb and Westphal. Erb regarded this phenomenon as a simple reflex, but Westphal thought that the knee-jerk depended on a direct excitation of the muscle, which was maintained in a state of tonus through reflex influences. - The most important of the tendon reflexes was the knee-jerk, which was termed the knee-phenomenon by Westphal, patellar tendon-reflex by Erb, and knee-jerk or myotatic reflex by Gowers. The importance of the ankle-jerk or Achilles tendon phenomena was soon recognized too, particularly its association with ankle clonus. The other tendon reflexes, including the biceps, triceps, radial reflexes and jaw jerk, were also described. - The method of eliciting the tendon reflexes was carefully described. Sir William Richard Gowers (1845-1915) suggested obtaining the knee jerk by a blow to the tendon given with the side of the hand or edge of the stethoscope. . - The examination of the reflexes was introduced into British neurology in 1878 by Grainger Stewart and Buzzard, and the importance of the tendon reflexes was gradually recognized by all neurologists. - It was not until the generation following Charcot and Gowers that the notion of the clinical syndrome, of hyperreflexia, spasticity, absent cutaneous reflexes, weakness and an extensor plantar response, became the hallmark of pyramidal or cortical-spinal tract disease."L.C. McHenry, Garrison's Hist. of. Neurol., pp.347-350 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      Sampson Low, UK 1879 - 6th Edition 1879. 54 Illustrations. This edition was with a new design to the boards so actually a 1st edition thus. First published in late 1873 (though most copies were dated 1874) this extraordinary voyage was an instant hit with the British public and went through 5 editions in a year. The book is very good+ and is in bright condition. Lovely pictorial boards. Edges lightly rubbed. Small dent to top edge. Contents very good with light foxing to endpapers. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Milano,, 1879-1994.. Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" di queste importanti ?"Strenne del Pio Istituto Rachitici?" (ora Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini), dal 1879 (Anno I) al 1994. La loro pubblicazione venne sospesa nel 1942 (la strenna ?"Antichi palazzi milanesi?" era in programma, ma non fu mai editata) e riprese nel 1949. La collezione consta di 108 volumi, per lo più in bross. e in cartonato, in-8 gr. o in-8 p. (9 sono album in-4 oblungo), tutti molto ben illustrati nel t. e in tavv. f.t., in b.n. e a colori. Questa preziosa raccolta dedica ben 70 titoli a Milano e alla Lombardia; famosi sono gli album di fine Ottocento dedicati al Naviglio, alla Milano vecchia e alla Milano nuova e molto interessanti i volumi, anni ?'30, relativi ai Paesaggi Lombardi. Le "Strenne" ebbero tra i collaboratori Cesare Correnti, Tullio Massarani, F.D. Guerrazzi, Luca Beltrami, Otto Cima, (Il libro delle Curiosità, 1893, contiene scritti inediti di Berchet, Correnti, Nievo, Pellico, Porta, Praga, ecc.), Alex Visconti, G. Nicodemi, G.C. Bascapè, L. Marchetti, ecc. Fra i più noti illustratori figura Giannino Grossi che decorò con le sue molteplici tavole i libri su Milano e la Lombardia. A richiesta possiamo inviare elenco dettagliato dei 108 titoli della raccolta. Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,425 che elenca tutto il pubblicato dal 1879 al 1941-42 (tranne Il Nuovo Presagio del 1883, Anno V, in-8, che noi possediamo). Solo 2 voll. (1907 e 1964) con manc. alla cop., altrimenti tutta la raccolta è ben conservata.

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        Discours parlementaires de M. Thiers (publiés par M. Calmon)

      Calman Lévy, Paris - ( IN FRENCH ) Livres publiés entre 1879 et 1883 en 15 volumes (manque le Tome 16 des Tables). Couvertures rigides postérieures à la publication avec dos de cuir (5 nervures), plats de papier marbré à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur et tranche supérieure dorée. Le papier est souple et sans rousseurs. Légère usure sur la couverture ainsi qu'aux bords et coins. Quelques égratignures sur le cuir du dos. Livres propres, solides et en bon état. (Article surdimensionné de 21 kg. Prévoir un supplément pour les frais de port ou s'enquérir auprès du librairie pour connaître les frais postaux exacts au cas par cas.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle 1879 January 4 to December 27 1879 52 Issues Complete Year

      London, 1879, Soft Cover, Book Condition: GoodSize: Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall, A full year's issues of the weekly (Saturday) paper, 52 issues of 12 pages each, loosely (ie many pages not attached) bound with covering paper sheet to front and rear, 48cm wide by 64cm tall. A combination of sporting news, particularly the Turf (horse related) , adverts and sport related articles. Sports as diverse as chess, boxing and rowing and articles on overseas sport are also included. This newspaper was published betwen 1822 and 1886, when it was absorbed by Sporting Life. A small amount of wear to margins, mostly confined to outer pages, and signs of a central horizontal fold, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Contested election case of Ignatius Donnelly versus William D. Washburn. contestants brief [cover title].

      West Publishing Co., Saint Paul 1879 - First edition, 8vo, pp. 48; original gray printed wrappers; a rare presentation copy inscribed "M. Hensen Esq., Hastings, compl. of I.D." on the upper wrapper; some soiling, else very good. See BAL II, p. 478: "In 1878 Donnelly ran for Congress as a Greenback-Democrat from Minnesota and was defeated in the election by William D. Washburn. Donnelly challenged the election [on the basis of influence peddling and the buying of votes] and demanded a hearing by the House of Representatives which found in favor of Washburn." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        British Rule in South Africa

      London: Published for the Author at the Wesleyan Conference Office,, 1879. Illustrated in the Story of Kama and his Tribe, and of the War in Zululand. Octavo (182 × 121 mm) Recent quarter calf on marbled boards, old green morocco label laid down on the spine, edges marbled. Frontispiece and 4 plates, 2 folding coloured maps, and a full-page plan to the text. Light browning, otherwise a very good copy in a not unattractive modern binding. First edition,. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Miss Ayliff - with the respectful and affectionate regards of the Author. Salem, May 22, 1880." Holden was a Wesleyan missionary who opened the first Methodist church in Durban in 1850, also the author of some of the most valuable early histories of the region. Miss Ayliff was almost certainly one of the four daughters of John Ayliff, settler and missionary. "The history of the native chief and his tribe is interesting from a missionary point of view … The story of the war in Zululand commences with an account of the meeting of the delegates of the High Commissioner with the representatives of Cetywayo at the Tugela Drift in 1878, when the Award and Ultimatum from the High Commissioner to the Zulu Nation were read … In summing up the case for and against the war the author says, 'I should be bound to cast my evidence on the side of those who say that the cause is not sufficient …'" (Mendelssohn)

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        The Story Without An End.

      Sampson, Low, , Marston, Searle and Rivington., London 1879 - Richly gilt dec embossed red cloth. Illustrated with16 chromolithographs by E.V.B., printed by Leighton. This book has barely been looked at, however, at some point,the tissue guards have been removed as they were sticking to the oil based illustrations. Therefore, alsthough the book is in excellent condition, there is very minor foxing and some paper remains on the illustrations.A restorer may possibly be able to remedy this quite easily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Salsette and Elephanta : a prize poem, recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 12th, 1839 / by John Ruskin

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent : George Allen, 1879, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, New EditionProvenance: From the library of Anne Kimball Tuell (b.1876). Includes a TLS from Anne Kimball Tuell, dated May 15, 1942. The letter - addressed 'Dear Harriet' - relates of her translation of 'Child Jesus of Prague' by French poet Paul Claudel (1868-1955). The original typed manuscript of her translation is also included, and is signed and inscribed in French by Claudel, and dated 16 Janvier, 1930. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; Physical description: [ii], 16 p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: English poetry -- 19th century. Marguerite Mespoulet. Referenced by: Wise, T. J. Ruskin I, 2 (although, in her letter, Tuell considers this not a Wise forgery). Very good paperback copy; edges slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Light tanning to pages as with age. SIGNED by Charles Eliot Norton with a donation of the item to Anne Tuell by Goodspeed referenced in the letter. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall. In a stiff-card portfolio folder, which has some slight edge wear.

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        The History of Yorkshire. The Wapentake of Gilling West

      Hazell, Watson & Viney, London 1879 - ppxiii, pedigrees, 576. Illustrated with many engravings of houses. Many pedigrees, coats of arms. Dedicated to Sir Henry Burgh-Lawson, the Lawson family of Brough Hall, Catterick. Rebound in half leather, with gilt titling to spine. Marbled boards. New endpapers sewn in. First and last few pages a little grubby otherwise a fine, robust copy. A colossal book. E-mail for further details and images [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To Albert C Hunter Esq : Golden Stars Serenade. Words By F F Mansfield

      B Williams, London - THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1879] Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647007. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes.

      (1879). 1879 - Folio (11 x 15in., 290 x 380mm) original brick-red pictorial and decorated cloth, a little darkened. 40 (of 41, lacks Golden Carp) fine wood-block colour-printed plates, drawn from nature by A.F.Lydon, printed by B.Fawcett, in good clean condition. A very fresh copy internally. First Edition. Includes many game fish - salmon, trout, carp, tench, pike, perch etc. Noteable not only for the fine compositions showing one or two fish on the riverbank, but for the detailed topography behind, and also the black and white engraved text illustrations, head and tailpieces. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch

      Cleveland, Ohio: Printed for the Author by W.F. Schneider. 1879. First. First edition. 124pp. Red-brown cloth stamped in black and gold. Some mottling to the boards, else a near fine copy. Autobiographical account by a New York-born child of slaves who became an evangelist and antislavery lecturer. Foote spoke against the institution of slavery employing her faith as the basis for her beliefs. .

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        Skandinaviens Fugle Med Saerlight Hensyn Til Danmark Og De Norldige Bilande Plate Atlas Complete (with) Danmarks Fugle 1852 Text Volume

      L.A. Jorgensens Forlag, Kjobenhavn 1879 - The atlas with title page, followed by 106 color plates, collated complete; Danish text, atlas volume with fraktur & italicized Latin titles for the birds; atlas with previous owner inscription at top edge of title page and old pencil bookseller notations on front endpaper; approx. 10" x 16" size; atlas with leather spine & corner tips, polished black pebbled-surface paper covered boards, gilt spine titles & gilt ornamentation in bars; edge, tips, spine end erosion wear, to binding, plates darkened a little, mostly clean, occasional foxing, colors still very bright; in good condition (with) Danmarks Fugle, beskrevne, af N. Kjaerbolling 1852 Kjobenhavn Forsatterens Forlag; xxxiv + 422 + ix + (2) pages errata; the text entirely in fraktur; approx. 5 1/4" x 8" size; leather spine and corner tips, black marbled paper covered boards, gilt spine titles and decoration, marbled endpapers to match; edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding, front inner endpaper hinge strengthened in the past; in good condition; Niels Kjaerbolling (1806 - 1871) prominent Danish ornithological writer and lithographer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.* 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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        Bulletin Mensuel de la Librairie Morgand et Fatout : 1876-1895 [36 issues bound in 6 volumes]

      Paris : Damascene Morgand et Charles Fatout, 1879. 1st Edition. A rare, complete collection of 36 monthy bulletins from Librairie Morgand et Fatout, 1876-1895 bound in 6 volumes. Contents: 1876-78 [nos. 1-8] -- 1879-81 [9-13] -- 1883-86 [14-19] -- 1887-89 [20-24] -- 1889-92 [25-30] -- 1892-95 [31-36]. Subjects: Rare books -- Catalogs -- Periodicals. Librairie Morgand et Fatout -- Catalogs -- Periodicals. Books -- Prices -- Periodicals. Bibliography -- Reference. 6v.: 868p., illus., plates (some colour); 23cm. Includes some colour fold-out plates. Bound with original cover wrappers. Language: French. Very good copies bound in contemporary cloth-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines. Some wear as expected with use and age. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Bumped corners. Slight lean to some of the spines. Some marginal dust-toning evident internally. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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      Macmillan & Co. 1879 - 1st 1879. Very good condition with no wrapper. full brown calf binding, gilt decorations to spine and borders to edges. 2 colour plates and numerous woodcuts. Marbled edges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine worn at head. Corners rubbed. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diary of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S. to which are added a Selection from His familiar Letters and the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I. and Sir Edward Nicholas and Between Sir Edward Hyde Afterwards Earl of Clarendon and Sir Richard Browne. Edited from the Original Mss. By William Bray F.S.A. A New Edition. With a Life of the Author by Henry B.Wheatley F.S.A

      London: Bickers and Son, 1, Leicester Square, 1879 - John Evelyn (1620-1706) was a pioneering writer on tree cultivation and botanical subjects, translator of Naudé's Advis pour dresser une bibliotheque (Instructions Concerning Erecting of a Library, 1661), and a man of wide-ranging correspondence. His diaries are now one of the standard sources for late seventeenth century English life. "Long dismissed as a virtuoso dabbler in the arts and sciences, Evelyn has now come to be recognized as a scholar and participant in the reception of the new science of the seventeenth century (DNB). Volume I includes a partly printed document, a warrant for 1,000 pounds for Thomas Littleton & Thomas Osborne, signed over by them (Osborne twice), in 1671. This set is extra- illustrated throughout with wonderful 18th and 19th century views and portraits, some folding and double-page (EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED) 4 volumes bound in 8 vols., 8vo. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 400 PLATES. Bound in full crushed brown morocco, motto of Evelyn on upper covers in gilt, spine gilt, t.e.g. by Riviere and Sons. Bookplate of Alexander Hamilton Rice. Fine. Keynes 138 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology. 2nd Series - Vol. 1-16

      Linnean Soc. 1879-1914, London - 16 vols, numerous lithographic plates (some hand-col), text figs. 4to. HB. Very nice run bound in recent uniform buckram, with leather title-pieces to spines. Originally from the library of Edward Heron-Allen, F.R.S. (1861-1943); each volume bears a label to the end-paper, 'Presented to the library of the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History), by Edward Heron-Allen, F.R.S.' A few neat ink stamps. Lacks vol. 11(3) - Foraminifera of the West of Scotland, by Heron-Allen & Earland. With numerous lithographic plates (some hand-col, several of birds by Keulemans). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SEEK AND FIND A Double Series of Short Studies of the Benedicite by

      LONDON Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge SPCK, [1879], 1879A very nice copy of the scarce First Edition in original publishers cloth and brown coated end- papers Bookplate of The Birkenhead Church League to paste down and no other ownership marks Octavo.327pps +4pp publishers catalogue.

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      0 - Lang: Español 0 0 pages. El Tomo Contiene: "Discours"- Prononcé Au Congres International Des Américanistes; Séance Du 24 Septembre 1879, Au Palais Des Académies À Bruxelles. Publicado En Bruselas Por Xavier Havermans, 1879. 30 Pp, En Formato 8º Mayor. "Los Privilegios Parlamentarios Y La Libertad De Prensa" Recurso De Habeas Corpus En El Caso De La Prision Del Director De " El Tiempo" Por Orden De La Cámara De Diputados. Publicado En Buenos Aires, Por Arnoldo Moen Editor, 1896. 113 Pp, En Formato 8º Mayor. "Bismarck Y Su Época" Conferencia Leida En Los Salones Del "Ateneo" El 16 De Agosto De 1898. Publicada En Buenos Aires, Por Jacobo Peuser, 1898. 46 Pp, En Formato 8º Mayor. La Palabra " Valija", Su Ortografia. Informe Presentado Por Ernesto Quesada, Vicepresidente 1º Del Ateneo E Individuo Correspondiente De La Real Academia Española. Publicado En Buenos Aires, Por Tipografia De El Tiempo, 1900. 21 Pp, En Formato 8º. Las Cuatro Obras Encuadernadas En Un Volumen Media Piel Y Cartoné. Buen Estado, Lomo Rehecho. 1103G. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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