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        La Divina Commedia di Dante

      Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1879 1879, VG+, Hoepli Milano, Miniature. In full red morocco, contemporary upper cover decorative gilt tooling, corners brushed. New lower cover w doublure to style.S[pine, relaid, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling. Internally, decorative board edges and turn-ins, red marbled endpapers, a.e.g, half title, portrait tissue guarded frontis, tp text in red and black, [6], [1], 2-499 pp, [1] limitation, 1 pl (frontis). Uncommon Milano Hoepli edition. 5*3cm. or 2*1.25 inches. (Welsh 2169. Mikrobiblion 76. Spielmann 114). The type for this microscopic edition was cast in 1850, when an attempt was made to set up the Divina commedia. The work was abandoned shortly, but was resumed in 1873. The colophon records the names of those concerned in the work. 1,000 copies were printed and the type destroyed. cf. Cornell Dante catalogue. Giuseppe Geche - typesetter. Luigi Baldan - printer.

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        Die Alpen-Pflanzen: Deutschlands und der Schweiz. Vierte Auflage

      Munchen: Christian Kaiser. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1879. Cloth. 4 volumes, publisher's original elaborately gilt-and-black decorated cloth, clay-paper endpapers, in original light-blue printed jackets; pagination varies, but with a total of 400 vividly colored lithographic plates. Volumes 1 and 2 are dated 1879, volumes 3 and 4 are dated 1880; all four jackets bear the 1880 date, as well. Books are about fine, bright and sharp; dust jackets are a little soiled, and variously chipped and torn; Prefaces in volume one in German, French, and English, and each plant is named in Latin, French, German and English. A beautiful and comprehensive guide to Alpine plants, scarce in jacket. .

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        Roland Furieux [Orlando Furioso]

      Paris Librairie Hachette et Cie 1879. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Inner hinges reinforced. Rear inner hinge cracked at ep, but holding. Light fore edge water stain to first 100 pages but not iminging. Occasional scattered foxing. Illustrations bright. Overall contents VG. Aeg First Edition Maroon hardback cloth cover with gilt embossed illustration 430mm x 320mm (17" x 13"). viii, 658pp. 81 full page engravings and numerous vignettes and text illustrations by Gustave Dore. Text in French. The work by Ludovico Ariosto [1474-1533] is one of the most famous Italian renaissance epic poems.

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        Nina Balatka. The Story of a Maiden of Prague

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1879. [vi], 228; 215 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Later full tan straight grained calf. Fine. Sadleir: "In (1879) the publishers bound up the unsold sheet of the first edition of this story and cased them--two volumes in one ... I am doubtful whether more than 150 or 200 copies ... were actually bound up in two-volume shape ... extremely rare ... only a little less rare in [the] remainder form, i.e. the first edition sheets of the two volumes bound in one cover."

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        FACTS ABOUT CHAMPAGNE and Other Sparkling Wines.

      1879 - London: Ward Lock, 1879, 1st edition, 18.5 x 12 cm., 235 pages + advertisements, b/w frontispiece + 38 b/w plates + textual illustrations, original cloth, errata slip tipped-in between pages 224 & 225, creasing to two leaves (pages 47/48 and 49/50, probably during binding) making a few sentences / lines difficult to read, string-mark to the edge of the front cover, a couple of very slight marks to the rear cover, first & last page of advertisements browned, spine a trifle faded, otherwise a very clean, sound and externally very bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Improvements in Electric Lamps, and in the Method of Manufacturing of the Same. [British patent, No.:] 4576.

      [London, Her Majestry's Stationary Office], 1879. 8vo. Unbound without wrappers. Several nicks and tears to magins, far from affecting text. Inner 4 cm of plate mounted on linnen. 6 pp. + 1 plate. The exceedingly rare first British patent granted to Edison for his perhaps most famous invention: the incandescent light bulb. The seminal invention of the lightbulb constitutes not only one of the most widespread inventions in modern times it also came to epitomize man's control of nature; in stead of relying on candlelight and oil lamp, the light bulb allowed for the first time for the lighting of houses and streets in a way that was resistant to the elements. Several other inventors had already done important work in the electrical light field, especially Humphrey Davy in 1802 (who first produced "incandescence," an electric current flowing through wire) and Joseph Swan in 1860, who produced many experimental incandescent lamps. However, no one had been able to completely solve the many practical problems of creating an effective and reliable lamp. From October 1878 until New Year's Day, 1880, Edison developed the components for a lighting system and tested more than 3000 designs for bulbs; He perfected new vacuum techniques for the latter problem and rejected the spiral filament in favor of a filament of carbonized thread. When the lamp with carbonized thread lasted for forty-five hours the staff at Menlo Park realized that they had had a breakthrough. In November 1879 they tried using carbonized cardboard, and soon they had created an experimental bulb that was far superior to any of the others they had previously tested."One product of his practical motivation was that Edison approached certain problems with a point of view different from that of a scientist. Thus some of the latter, contemplating the possibilities of incandescent lighting in the late 1870's, used available information-including indications that the successful lamp (as yet not invented) would have a low resistance-to prove that a system of independently controlled lights was infeasible. Edison changed the parameters by developing a high-resistance lamp and constructed a system that worked. Similarly the experts extolled the value of generators in which the internal and external resistances were equal, hence producing an efficiency of 50 percent. This was the condition for maximum energy transfer. Edison recognized that he did not need maximum energy, and that therefore he could use machines of low internal resistance to obtain much higher efficiencies. Edison may not have been unique in either of these realizations, but he was certainly the first and most successful in putting them together into a practical lighting system." (DSB)The British patent was filed just 6 days after the US-patent (223,898) which has been selected as one of the 100 most important documents in the US National Archives. Dibner 70 (The US-patent)

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        Roland Furieux [Orlando Furioso]

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Inner hinges reinforced. Rear inner hinge cracked at ep, but holding. Light fore edge water stain to first 100 pages but not iminging. Occasional scattered foxing. Illustrations bright. Overall contents VG. Aeg. 1879. First Edition. Maroon hardback cloth cover with gilt embossed illustration. 430mm x 320mm (17" x 13"). viii,658pp. 81 full page engravings and numerous vignettes and text illustrations by Gustave Doré. Text in French. The work by Ludovico Ariosto [1474-1533] is one of the most famous Italian renaissance epic poems. .

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        Miklós Konkoly-Thege's Appointing Document as Honorary Member of the in Pozsonyi Toldy-kör (Toldy-Circle, Bratislava)

      Dated on January 5, 1879 in Pozsony (Bratislava) - Sealed document. Signed by the President and the Secretary of the Toldy-Circle. 1 handwritten page on bifolio. Miklós Konkoly-Thege (1842-1916) became honorary member of the Toldy-Circle, a Hungarian cultural association in Bratislava, in 1879. He was a Hungarian astronomer, meteorologist, politician, member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Konkoly-Thege constructed a telescope and built an observatory on his land at Ógyalla (today: Hurbanovo in Slovakia) in 1871, where he observed and later described meteors and comets. He was also involved in researches in the field of spectroscopy. His observatory became world-famous within years and in 1899 he donated it for the Hungarian State. Sealed document. Signed by the President and the Secretary of the Toldy-Circle

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        Bulletin de la soci?t? H?raldique et G?n?alogique de France. Iø ann?e, 10 Janvier 1879 - 25 novembre 1879, nn. 1 - 22. 2ø ann?e, 10 Janvier 1880 - 25 novembre 1880 - 1881, nn. 1 - 22. Troisi?me volume, 3ø ann?e, 10 Janvier 1882 - 25 novembre 1882, nn. 1 - 22. Quatri?me volume, 6ø ann?e, 10 Avril 1884 - ? (dal n. 12 del 25 F?vrier 1885 scompare la data e la numerazione ? doppia), nn. 1 - 22. Cinqui?me volume, 7ø ann?e, Janvier 1886 - D?cembre 1886. Sixi?me volume, 8ø ann?e, Janvier 1887 - Novembre et D?cembre 1887.

      Aux Bureaux de la Soci?t? h?raldique et g?n?alogique de France 1879-1887 In 8, pp, 750 circa a volume. Rilegat. m. pergamena, angoli, due tasselli e oro. Rarissime fiorit. sparse.

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        Hiver de 1879 à Paris ou la Neige à Paris".

      - Radierung, Aquatinta und Roulette, 1879, auf chamoisfarbenem Arches-Bütten. 23:34,6 cm. Vollrandiger Abdruck von nahezu unberührter Erhaltung. Literatur: Béraldi 128; Bourcard/Goodfriend 128, IV (von IX). – Mit der Adresse von A. Salomon. Erschienen in der Zeitschrift „L’Art", 1881. Prachtvoller Abdruck dieser aufgrund ihres skizzenhaften Charakters besonders reizvollen graphischen Arbeit.

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        Théatre. Henriette Maréchal. La Patrie en danger

      G. Charpentier, Paris 1879 - Inscribed to Léon Hennique from Edmond de Goncourt. Hennique (1850-1935) was a novelist and playwright, and along with fellow author Alphonse Daudet, Edmond's executor. Hennique and Daudet set up according to Edmond's will the Académie Goncourt, which awards France's most prestigious literary prize. The Académie held its meetings in Hennique's own home for the first six years of its existence, and he served as its president from 1907-1912. A significant association. Full 19th century burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with the bookplate of Leon Hennique to the front pastedown. The cloth showing just minor rubbing; nonetheless a fine copy [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LUCILE de CHATEAUBRIAND, sa vie, ses oeuvres.

      Charavay 1879 - In-8 de 78 pages en plusieurs paginations, sur papier de Hollande. Héliogravure en frontispice du Château de Combourg. Imprimé par Charavay, le grand marchand d'autographes et ami d'Anatole France. Dédicacé par l'auteur à Henri Lavedan, futur académicien. Cet exemplaire faisait partie de la collection personnelle de Maurice Escoffier, le grand libraire des années 30. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le Fond du Sac. Recueil de contes en vers. Avec: BRETIN, (Claude): Contes.Ens. 2 volumes.

      Rouen, J. Lemonnyer, 1879,. in-8°, XX (page de titre en rouge et en noir) + 199 p. / IV + 197 p., orne de lettrines et de culs-de-lampes graves, ainsi que de 22 vignettes gravees sur cuivre par E. Champollion, signets, couvertures conservees, ex-libris grave 'Cortlandt Field Bishop', doublures et gardes en splendide papier marbre peigne ondule, tranches dorees, solides reliures en maroquin rouge, triple encadrement dore sur les plats, dos a nerfs dores, entre-nerfs richement encadres et dores aux petits fers, double filet dore sur les coupes, coiffes dorees au double-trait, bordures richemenent dentelees, bel exemplaire, reliure signee 'Lortic Freres'.. Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier de Chine (n° 21), d'une edition pour bibliophiles limitee a 354 exemplaires. La poesie a caractere parfois erotique est illustree de tres belles vignettes galantes, gravees sur cuivre par Eugene Champollion. La tres belle reliure qui habille notre ouvrage date de la periode 1884-1891, epoque de la collaboration de Paul Lortic avec son frere, plus celebre, Marcellin Lortic (1852-1928), un des relieurs les plus accomplis de la seconde moitie du XIXe siecle. A la fois relieur et doreur, Marcellin Lortic signa parmi les plus belles reliures pour bibliophiles, rivalisant avec le grand Trautz.Barbier II/478e (edition originale de 1780); Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs a l'amour, aux femmes, au mariage III/358; Vicaire VI/201; Benezit II/656; Flety 115.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Cousin Henry

      Chapman and Hall, 1879, First editionA 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.

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        My Life as an Angler

      London: W. Satchell, Peyton and Co, 1879. Author's Large Paper Copy (so designated on verso of half title). Woodburytype portrait frontispiece; 68 woodcuts engraved by Edmund Evans after various artists (six full-page plates printed on india and mounted, head- and tail-pieces by the author's wife); and an original etching "A view on the Whiteadder" by J.B. Clark after J.J. Richardson at p. 140. xvi, 312 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). Publisher's half green morocco and cloth, a.e.g. Spine toned, some minor foxing. Fine. Bookplate of F.W. Sims. LARGE PAPER COPY "One of the most sterling and attaching of modern angling books, and possesses several of the qualities that have rendered Iz. Walton's writings household words - his simplicity, naïveté and honest benevolence" (Westwood & Satchell).Henderson printed a small edition of his autobiography in 1876, and at first refused suggestions that he publish it. "After however I had received eighty letters begging its publication, together with a vast number of verbal requests, I yielded."The ordinary edition of 1879 measures 8-3/4 x 6 inches and the plates are printed on text stock; the present copy, substantially larger in size, also includes an original etching (noted on the contents page) not present or called for in the ordinary copies. The binder's tool of rod and creel on the front board appears on the spine of the trade edition.This large paper state is uncommon and not even the Simpson sale included a copy.

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        La colonisation Française en Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances; ... Paris, Challamel ainé (colophon: Nouméa, Imprimerie du Gouvernement), [1878/79]. Including : LEMIRE, Charle s. Itinéraire kilométrique voyage à pied en N[ouve]lle Calédonie ... 1877.Nouméa, lithographed by Ernest Melin, [ca. 1878]. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to. With 1 original photographic albumen print with a view of Nouméa; 3 (of 4) folding lithographed maps (1 tinted, 2 chromolithographed); 3 chalk lithographic views of indigenous New Caledonians by Ernest Melin (2 tinted); 2 lithographic illustrations; and 2 extra folding double-tinted lithographic plates. Bound with the wholly lithographic Itinéraire kilométrique : LXXIII pages on 37 leaves, also called for in the list of plates. The general map of New Caledonia is lacking. Later black goatskin morocco.

      De Indische gids 1 (1879), p. 672; not in Ferguson; Robert; Wantrupl. An extremely detailed guide book for French colonists travelling to and/or living on the island of New Caledonia or the surrounding islands, about 1600 kilometres east of Australia, by Charles Lemire (1839-1912), a French government official with responsibility for both telegraphy and colonization. Though the book was published in Paris the text and most of the plates, as well as the accompanying lithographic Itinéraire were printed in Nouméa in New Caledonia. It provides detailed information about both the voyage from France to New Caledonia and life in New Caledonia. The 73-page Itinéraire kilométrique bound at the end gives an extremely detailed itinerary for an 1100 kilometre walk around the perimeter of New Caledonia.Several pages with owner's stamp. Lacking the general map of New Caledonia. The world map has torn at the folds and been repaired with tape. The book and the Itinéraire bound with it are further complete and in good condition, some browning and with an occasional tear. An extraordinary source of information on New Caledonia ca. 1878.

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        The Annual Report and "Blue Book" of the Thames Angling Preservation Society containing Useful Information to Thames Anglers

      Hounslow, Middlesex: Gosen, Commercial and General Printer, Lancers Road, 1879. 39, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Half green morocco, spine sunned. Bookplate of Dean Sage.

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      New York: Derby and Brothers, 1879. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. A detailed history of the telegraph industry, by the general superintendent of the Magnetic Telegraph Company, which linked Fort Lee to Philadelphia -- of importance because among those who incorporated the line was Samuel Morse.This is the "Morse Memorial", with the engraved frontispiece of Samuel Morse, and an engraved title page "printed for the author" by Weed, Parsons and Company of Albany. This edition bound in calf with morocco title label. It has been rebacked with the original spine laid down. Very Good binding.

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Truckee, CA: Crowley & McGlashan, 1879. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 193pp. Publisher's maroon decorative blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase with leather title label. Light wear to extremities with corners just starting; slight spine fading; gilt title bright with minor rubbing to left side; owner name inside front cover & 2nd ffep with offsetting to facing page; a very good plus copy, one of the nicest we've seen. The first detailed narrative history of "... one of the most sensational events in the history of the American West... still must be regarded as the beginning point for any serious study pertaining to this most controversial of all overland episodes." - Gary Kurutz, Sloan Zamorano 80 #53. (Cowan p. 406; Graff 2610; Howes M102; Mintz 318; Rader 2295). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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      Tip.Giusti 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.

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      Derby and Brothers, New York 1879 - A detailed history of the telegraph industry, by the general superintendent of the Magnetic Telegraph Company, which linked Fort Lee to Philadelphia -- of importance because among those who incorporated the line was Samuel Morse. This is the "Morse Memorial", with the engraved frontispiece of Samuel Morse, and an engraved title page "printed for the author" by Weed, Parsons and Company of Albany. This edition bound in calf with morocco title label. It has been rebacked with the original spine laid down. Very Good binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Levantehandels (2 Bände)

      Stuttgart, Cotta, 1879.. im Mittelalter. XXII, 604 Seiten; VI, 781 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 23 x 15,5 cm,. Innen papierbedingt gebräunt, Kopfgoldschnitt, die anderen Seiten des Buchblockes unbeschnitten, sonst gut. Seltenes Werk zur Geschichte des europäischen Handels mit dem Orient im Mittelalter.

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        Eigenh. Notenzitat mit U.

      Graz, 21. XI. 1879.. 140 x 215 mm.. Blatt mit 1 Notenzeile, Zeichnung und dem Zitat "Alles für Kunst und Wissenschaft". - 1881 wurde Busoni im Alter von 15 Jahren Mitglied der Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna. Seit 1886 unterrichtete er am Leipziger Konservatorium, seit 1888 war er Klavierlehrer am Konservatorium in Helsinki, wo er zu einem Förderer und Freund von Jean Sibelius wurde. Nach Stationen in Moskau (1890 bis 1891) und Boston (1891 bis 1894) ließ er sich 1894 endgültig in Berlin nieder.

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        Histoire des Romains depuis les temps les plus recules, jusqu'a l'invasion des barbares. Geschichte der Römer bis zur Invasion der Barbaren. Bd. 1 bis 6 in 6 (v.7) Bänden.

      Paris, Hachette, 1879-1885.4°.OHld.d.Zeit mit RSchildern und dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. 674 SS.; 839 SS.; 804 SS.; 841 SS.; 814 SS.; 694 SS. Mit zahlreichen Textabb., Stichen, farb.Chromolithographien und zahlreichen Karten.. Originalausgabe des monumentalen Werkes der Altertumswissenschaft in einem dekorativ gebundenen Exemplar. Die Ecken etw. bestoßen, innen fast tadellos, die Titel vereinzelt ganz leicht fleckig. - Es handelt sich nicht bloß um ein Werk, das seit vielen Jahrzehnten immer wieder gern gelesen und zitiert wird, das sich durch viele Hunderte von Illustrationen - auch aus dem Bereich der Numismatik - von anderen Büchern seiner Entstehungszeit unterscheidet und in einem anspruchsvollen, der komplizierten Materie souverän gerecht werdenden Stil abgefasst ist; vor allem zeichnet sich Duruys Werk über das alte Rom durch eine einzigartige Synthese von kulturhistorischen und (aus den Quellen exakt belegten) geistesgeschichtlichen Angaben mit jenen aus der politischen Geschichte aus..

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      [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.. Cloth worn at spine ends and (to a lesser extent) corner tips,. lettering on spine panel a bit dull, a tight, clean, very good copy.. (#130702). 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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        REVI - LONA. A Romance of Love in a Marvelous Land

      Greensburg, PA:: Tribune Press,. [1879].. 8vo. 1st edition (Bleiler, p. 51; Locke I, p. 59; Reginald 03485; Wright III, 1224). 247, [1] pp.. A rather unassuming brown cloth binding with gilt stamping spine lettering.. A VG+ copy.. A 'Lost Race' novel set in the Antarctic, replete with super science & prehistoric creatures; publication date from Bleiler, though other sources decline that level of specifivity, saying nor more than 'ca 1880s'.

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        Revi-Lona a Romance of Love in a Marvelous Land

      Frank Cowan, Greensburg, Pennsylvania - [1879], 1st Edition. () Very good. 247pp. Octavo. Original black pebbled cloth. Somewhat faded gilt title on spine. Contemporary signature on the front free endpaper. Bookplate removed with a trace of glue stain. A clean unfoxed copy. Locke Spectrum of Fantasy page 59 A lost race novel set in the Antarctic tells the story of a man from Pennsylvania who travels to the South Pole where a race of big and beautiful women ruled and little and learned men obeyed! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Bilderbuch für kleine Mädchen, welche gern mit Puppen spielen

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Nina Balatka. The Story of a Maiden of Prague

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1879. [vi], 228; 215 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Later full tan straight grained calf. Fine. Sadleir: "In (1879) the publishers bound up the unsold sheet of the first edition of this story and cased them--two volumes in one ... I am doubtful whether more than 150 or 200 copies ... were actually bound up in two-volume shape ... extremely rare ... only a little less rare in [the] remainder form, i.e. the first edition sheets of the two volumes bound in one cover."

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        Imitation de Jesus-Christ, traduction nouvelle, de M.L. L'Abbé d'Assance

      Paris: L. Curmer, Éditeur, 25, Rue Sainte-Anne, 1879. First thus. Engraved additional title and 10 plates by Tony Johannot, historiated and decorated initials throughout in FULL OR PARTIAL HAND-COLOR. 287 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco, elaborately gilt-blocked images of Christ on upper cover and crucifix on lower cover, a.e.g., blue floral endpapers, by Rivage (signed at bottom of spine). Fine, with some minor foxing.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sekitan hen [trans.: Coal]

      Plate vol.: 78 illus. on 44 pp. Text vol.: 4 p.l., 141 pp. Two vols. 8vo, orig. cloth (corners & ends of spines a bit worn). [Probably Hokkaido]: Kaitakushi [Hokkaido Colonization Bureau], 1879. First edition of this rare book on coal mining in the United States and Britain. Otori (1833-1911), studied Dutch, English, and medicine before shifting his interests to military strategy. Because of his knowledge of democracies in the West, he was instrumental in effecting significant governmental reforms. He was elected Minister of the Army following the first democratic elections to take place in Japan and later served as ambassador to China and Korea. Following the establishment of the Meiji government in 1868, Japan entered a remarkable period of industrialization. Greater sources of coal and other fuels were needed to power factories and transport systems. In 1872-73, Otori was sent by the newly established government to tour the coal fields of the United States and Great Britain, studying mining and drilling technology. The present report was prepared in order to introduce these mining techniques to the coal fields of Hokkaido, which were just beginning to be exploited. In this work, Otori describes the coal mines of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. He provides accounts of the different kinds of coal, methods of extraction and refinement, and transportation. Otori also discusses the oil fields of Pennsylvania. In Britain, Otori toured the coal mines of Wales, England, and Scotland. Otori's knowledge of English allowed him to have considerable contact with the full range of people involved in the coal industry, from owners to the miners. He provides much interesting information on costs, labor problems, and the lives of the miners, etc. The plates depict machinery, mines, and methods of transportation. Fine set. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 400 PLATES. 8 vols. 8vo. 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. 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.

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        The Poetical and Prose Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in three vols. (3 volume set)

      Houghton, Mifflin, and Co. 1879 - 3 volume set. Fine bindings. A handsome set from an important Baltimore merchant family. Folios. Bound in contemporary 3/4 green leather binding over blue cloth boards. Gilt ruled. 5 raised spine bands. All edges gilt. Minor shelf wear scuffs to covers. Volume III has a small scuff on the spine. The rear cover of volume I is somewhat discolored. Solid bindings and covers. Illustrated edition. Engravings throughout. Large format. Clean, unmarked pages. Volume 3 dated 1883. Provenance: Gift inscription from Charles Morton Stewart to Josephine Lurman Stewart, 1880 (1847-1929, Baltimore, MD). Later Christmas inscription to Josephine Lurman Stewart Jr. from her grandmother. Stewart owned a fleet of coffee ships which traded with Brazil. He was a trustee of Johns Hopkins University and Director of the National Bank of Baltimore. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O. u. D. bzw. Wien, 20. XI. 1879. - Zusammen (1+1 =) 2 SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-4to (Brief) und qu.-8vo. Der Brief in norwegischer Sprache mit einer Empfehlung für den damals jungen Studenten und späteren Schriftsteller Nordahl Rolfsen (1848-1928), das Albumblatt aus Wien stammend: "Nicht aus Copenhagen, aber aus Kristiania, nicht aus Dänemark aber aus Norwegen [.]". - Beiliegend einige Zeitungsausschnitte.

      [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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        British Fresh-Water Fishes. Vol. 1-2.

      London, William Mackenzie, (1879). Folio. XXVI + 204 s. 41 fargeplansjer i kromolitografi. Illustrert. Orig. dekorerte helsjirtingbd. Helt gullsnitt. Ex libris på forsats.. Et fint og velbevart eks. Orig. pictorial cloth. All edges gilt. 41 chromolitographic plates. Illustrations in text. Bookplate on front paste down

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        EL AVERIGUADOR UNIVERSAL. correspondencia entre curiosos, literatos, anticuarios, &c., &c. y revista quincenal de documentos y noticias interesantes. (1879-1882, completa).

      - Madrid : Imprenta de Alejandro Gómez Fuentenebro, 15 Enero 1879 a 31 Diciembre 1882, 4 volúmenes: 16x23, 384+376+376+376 págs. Láminas grabadas. Encuadernados en tela de éppoca, ligero desperfecto en lomera de 1 vol. (El Averiguador Universal fue una revista quincenal que continuó la labor del Averiguador (1867-1873) al estilo de otras publicaciones como la londinense Notes and Queries, que pretendían mantener correspondencia literaria con y entre sus lectores sobre toda cuestión que despertase la curiosidad en el público. Se ofrecía al público un sinfín de materiales aportados popularmente entre producciones de los grandes escritores pioneros del folklore implicados con las tradiciones como Sbarbi, Ricardo Palma, Fernán Caballero, Romualdo Nogués, Sarmiento, etc.). (39672).

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        El Averiguador Universal. Correspondencia entre curiosos, literatos, anticuarios, &c., &c. y revista quincenal de documentos y noticias interesantes (1879-1872, completa)

      Imprenta de Alejandro Gómez Fuentenebro - Comprende los números publicados entre 15 de Enero de 1879 a 31 de Diciembre de 1882. Encuadernados en dos volúmenes en media piel de la época con nervios y dorados. Sello de anterior propietario [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("JBrahms").

      [Vienna], December 1879. - Large 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. Amicable letter to Fanny von Pausinger, with whom Brahms had spent his last summer sojourn at Pörtschach, remembering the nice time together and some residents.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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