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        THE TELEGRAPH IN AMERICA, ITS FOUNDERS PROMOTERS AND NOTED MEN

      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.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        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.. 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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Azorín]
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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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        History of Yuba County California with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks and Manufactories From original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability

      Oakland, CA: Thompson and West, 1879. 1st. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. vi, [21] - 150 pp., 8 colored maps (some double-page), 80 lithographed plates (some double-page), a few text illustrations. Original gilt decorated purple cloth rebacked in period-style black leather; all edges marbled. Minor sunning & wear else a near fine copy. Chapters on the history of Yuba County & its metropolis, Marysville; Indians; trappers; gold discoveries; fires; floods & townships. Includes a chapter on the cannibal horror of the Donner Party, accompanied by two plates, one showing the camp in November 1846 and the other depicting the arrival of the relief party in February 1847. Cowan, p. 700; Howes C-269; Rocq 15577. This is a heavy book and may require additional shipping.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        Minéralogie micrographique

      1879. FOUQUE, E. and A. Michel LEVY. Minéralogie micrographique. (Mémoires pour servir à l'explication de la carte géologique détaillée de la France). Two volumes. [4], iv, 509 [2]; [120] pp. Illustrated with 55 colour plates, each with printed tissue-guards as well as one chromolithograph plate in the first volume depicting the possible heat settings of a bunsen burner and various technical drawings and graphs in black and white throughout the text. 4to., 305 x 235 mm; 353 x 275 mm, bound in black quarter morocco with marbled boards. Paris: Imprimerie de A. Quantin, 1879. |~||~||~||~| A rare comprehensive guide to igneous rocks. The second volume is vibrantly illustrated throughout with colour plates showing the composition of each stone. The first volume discusses the application and study of igneous rocks, including methods of chemical and visual analysis, as well as the mineral compositions and characteristics of various types of igneous rocks and crystals. In fine condition with minor wear to the binding. Very rare, with OCLC listing only two copies in America.

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        Harlequin Playing Cards

      1879. TIFFANY & CO. Harlequin Playing Cards. Comprised of 52 chromolithographic playing cards designed by C.E. Carryl. 93 x 64 mm, in original pink printed box, preserved in a new half morocco box. New York: Tiffany & Co., 1879. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A wonderful set of American "Transformation Playing Cards" in which the pip cards (Ace to 10) have been cleverly transformed by the addition of drawings that incorporate the suit mark on each card. For example the diamonds on the ten of diamonds become backpacks for a group of marching soldiers or the heart on the ace of hearts transform into a drunken judges pantaloons. Upping the challenge to the artist is the fact that the suit marks remain in their standard formations on the card, thus the drawing must conform to these limitations. The result is an endlessly clever series of images depicting characters that bleed off the edge of the card. Most transformation decks were published in Europe, starting in England in 1803 with a deck entitled "Metastasis" designed by John Nixon. The present deck represents perhaps the finest American example, published by Tiffany & Co., with especially entertaining witticisms and use of the suit marks by C.E. Carryl. A fine complete example with the original box that is a joy to flip through. Box with light wear, auction sticker on the back. Dawson 206.

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

      . Radierung, Aquatinta und Roulette, 1879, auf chamoisfarbenem Arches-Bütten. 23:34,6 cm. Vollrandiger Abdruck von nahezu unberührter Erhaltung. Literatur: Beraldi 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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        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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        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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        Le fond du sac. -

      J. Lemonnyer 1879 -, Rouen - 2 tomes. In-8 Tome 1: XIX + 199 pp. Tome 2: 199 pp. Reliure plein maroquin bleu de Prusse. Triple filet doré cernant les plats. Dos fleuronnés dorés à nerfs, filets et roulettes ornées dorés sur les coupes et remplis. Tranches dorées sur marbrures assorties aux gardes. Reliure signée MARIUS MICHEL. Intérieur illustré à l'eau-forte d'1 frontispice, 11 en-têtes de chapitres par Duplessis-Bertaux (t. I) et 10 autres gravées par Champollion d'après Fesquet et Jules Garnier (t. II). Dos très légèrement éclaircis. Très bel ensemble. De la collection des Conteurs du XVIIIe siècle. Par rapport à l'édition de Leclere de 1866, l'ouvrage comprend, en plus des contes de Nogaret, des contes de Théis et de l'abbé Bretin. TIRAGE LIMITE à 354 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 50 sur Chine, 2ème papier. Enrichi de :- 1 suite de toutes les gravures à l'eau-forte pure (sauf celles du t. I, pp. 67 et 186), tirée sur vergé.- la suite d'un état supplémentaire des 10 vignettes du tome II, tirée sur vergé. [Attributes: Hard 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

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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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        Original cartoon: "Consolation for the Sick / Both Kinds", ink on paper, signed "Tho Worth/N. Y./1879"

      Thomas Worth (1834- 1917), "Uncle Tommy" as he was known to all his acquaintances and friends, sold his first comic sketch to Nathaniel Currier in 1855; he was to become one of the most popular of Currier & Ives's artists. He specialized in comic and caricature work--one of his "Darktown Comics" lithographs sold 73,000 copies--but also did racing and sporting scenes, as well as other subjects. In addition, he illustrated Dickens's Old Curiosity Shop, and contributed to "Judge" and other periodicals. He was a careful craftsman, often revising his work until he had achieved the best possible effect, and was noted for his enormous personal charm 7 x 10 inches. The caption, under two contrasting bedside scenes: "Mr. Croaker-friend of the sick man-tells him he thinks he don't look near so well as he did & advises him to be in time in case he wants anything done as he will take a melancholy pleasure in aiding him. Mr. Merryweather-also a friend-full of animal spirits, great joker, reads humorous stories, makes facetious remarks, compliments sick friend on his looks, makes him laugh, etc, etc.". Near fine. Peters, Currier & Ives, I, p. 70 et seq

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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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]

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        MAP OF PART OF THE UNITED STATES NORTH OF THE 37TH PARALLEL EMBRACING THE COUNTRY BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE 96TH MERIDIAN OF LONGITUDE.

      New York: Colton, . 1879 - Two folding maps, together measuring 54 x 74 1/2 inches, with some period color. Bound into original brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Slight wear at spine ends. Very good. Not in Rumsey.

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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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