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        Antiquités Canariennes ou Annotations sur l'Origine des Peuples qui occupèrent les Iles Fortunées, depuis les Premiers Temps jusqu'a l'Époque de leur Conquête. Par Sabin Berthelot Ancien Secretaire Général de la Société de Gégraphie de Paris

      E. Plon, Paris 1879 - 2 h., 251 p., 1 h. 20 litografías, algunas de ellos en color.Cubiertas originales.Buen ejemplar, conservando todas sus barbas.Completo estudio ilustrado sobre los descubrimientos y yacimientos arqueológicos de las Islas Canarias. El autor, antiguo secretario de la Sociedad Geográfica de París e hijo adoptivo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, publicó la importante 'Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries'. Contiene copiosa información sobre los pueblos primitivos que poblaron el archipiélago canario desde sus orígenes hasta su conquista. Las litografías muestran restos arqueológicos, inscripciones, y objetos de uso de los aborígenes. Palau, 28451

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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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        Histoire Des Romains - Depuis Les Temps Les Plus Recules Jusqu'a l'Invasion Des Barbares. (7 Volumes)

      Librairie Hachette 1879 -1885, Paris - vg/0 some minor corner wear. Previous owners stamp on reverse of FFEP in all volumes illustrated with 3450 Engravings; 49 Maps, 2 plan, 50 Chromolitographs large 4to full green leather elaborately gilt with Roman Seals and Armorials [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Suisse, études et voyages à travers les 22 cantons.

      Paris: Hachette, 1879-1880 - 2 volumes grand in-4; vi, 714p. et [iv], 722p.; 750 gravures sur bois dont de nombreuses à pleine page. Reliure d'éditeur en plein maroquin vert, dos à nerfs, armes de la Suisse en rouge et or frappées sur le plat supérieur, dentelles intérieures, gardes décorées de l'éditeur, tranches dorées. Quelques rares rousseurs marginales, minimes éraflures et frottis mais un bel exemplaire frais. Un beau voyage à travers la Suisse et ses paysages: Genève, les cantons de Vaud et du Valais, Berne, Unterwalden, Lucerne, Zoug, le Tessin et les Grisons, Fribourg, Neuchatel. Ouvrage monumental superbement illustré. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Suisse. Ouvrage orné de 750 gravures sur bois.

      1879 - Paris, Hachette & Cie., 1879-1880. 2 forts volumes in-folio, 714 p. et 722 p., cart. éditeur percaline rouge, plats et dos richement ornés, tranches dorées (rousseurs). Fameux et monumental ouvrage, ici dans le superbe cartonnage éditeur en très bel état. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        Histoire des romains, depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à l'invasion des barbares, 7 volumes

      Hachette 1879 - in-8 674 + 838 + 804 + 841 + 814 + 690 + 737 pages illustré de 2500 gravures dessinées d'après l'antique et de 100 cartes et plans, 50 chromolithographies, ombres dos, menus défauts d'usages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA VALDINIEVOLE ILLUSTRATA nella storia naturale, civile ed ecclesiastica, dell'agricoltura, delle industrie e delle arti belle per di Pescia. Opera postuma pubblicata per cura della famiglia e preceduta da un Discorso sulla vita e sulle opere dell'Autore scritto dal Dottore Angiolo Bertacchi.

      Vannini,, Pescia, 1879 - 2 voll. in-8 gr., pp. XXXII, 344; 372, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con carta dec. ai piatti, tit. e fregi oro ai d. Importante opera suddivisa in due parti: la prima tratta della storia geologica della valle, l'uomo antico e la storia naturale, mentre la seconda è dedicata all'arte con notizie di pitture, sculture, illustri artisti, etc. Raro. Manca a Lozzi. Belliss. esempl. [MM1-077]

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        A E I - Arabia Egypt India - A Narrative of Travel

      William Mullan and Son, London 1879 - pp viii, 488 plus 12 plates and 2 maps, 1 folding. Also with two illustrations in the text and a small vignette on the title page. Short tear in the folding map without loss. A neat stamp in the margin of one page "Burton Hill Petworth". Recently professionally rebound in a quarter red morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine and red cloth covered boards. Includes contributions by Richard Burton. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über den zweiten Hauptsatz der mechanischen Wärmetheorie.

      Ackermann,, München, 1879 - München, Ackermann, 1879. 61 S. OBrosch. EA. - Gbrsp., T. geringfügig fleckig, Rücken durch Leinenstreifen fachmännisch verstärkt. - Extrem seltene Schrift Planck's. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Lothrop Motley: A Memoir.

      Boston. Riverside Press, Cambridge. Houghton, Osgood and Company. 1879. - First Edition, one of an unspecific number of Large Paper Copies from the Large Paper Edition. Special dated presentation is 1878 which might make this a pre-publication copy.  John Lothrop Motley (1814–77), American historian and diplomat, b. Dorchester, Mass. Author of two novels concerning Thomas Morton (1839 and 1849), as well as a number of articles for the North American Review. Motley’s study of the history of the Netherlands resulted in The Rise of the Dutch Republic (3 vol., 1856), long a standard work and a popular success, and History of the United Netherlands (4 vol., 1860–67). His last work, The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, appeared in 1874. Motley had spent a short period in 1841 as secretary of the U.S. legation at St. Petersburg and later was minister to Austria (1861–67). President Grant appointed him minister to Great Britain in 1869, but difficulties arising from Motley’s tendency to ignore the instructions of Secretary of State Hamilton Fish and from Grant’s animosity toward his sponsor and friend, Charles Sumner, caused him to be relieved of his post in 1870. Signed/Presentation copy: "Henry H. A. Beach With the kind regards of his friend Oliver Wendell Holmes Dec. 25th 1878." Beach was apparently a medical student at Harvard and friend of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Very Good Plus in woven terracotta cloth and bevelled boards stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and the spine. Very clean, tight, and attractive with the top edge gilded. With light rubbing to the extremities and a little creasing to the top of the spine. With a faint whitish smudge between the gilded lettering "John and Lothrop" at the top of the spne. A very handsome, collectible, signed presentation copy. Scarce with an 1878 dated presentation inscription. First Edition, one of an unspecific number of Large Paper Copies from the Large Paper Edition. Special dated presentation is 1878 which might make this a pre-publication copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cousin Henry. A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1879 - First edition with half titles and ads as called for. 2 vols., 8vo. . Original sky blue ribbed cloth, blocked in black, spines are a little dull and rubbed at top, slightly cocked, lending library labels removed from upper covers. A very good copy of an unusual title. Sadleir [56] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Speeches and Addresses [A collection of 19th century political pamphlets professionally bound in 1 volume]

      Various publishers, 1879-1885 - Description: 1v., various paginations ; 22cm. A collection of 11 political pamphlets professionally bound in 1 volume. Subjects: Political speeches -- 19th century -- Great Britain -- Ireland -- Politics and government -- Law and legislation -- History -- Essays, addresses, speeches etc. Contents includes speeches by the Marquis of Hartington, 1879; Marquess of Hartington, 1882; Lord Rosebery, 1884; W. E. Gladstone, 1881 & 1883; Goldwin Smith, 1882; G, J, Goschen, 1883; Thomas Erskine, 1881; Joseph Chamberlain, 1881; Lyon Playfair, 1883; George J. Goschen, 1885. Notes: Bound by DeCoverly. Full details of each pamphlet, and additional scans, available on request. Very good copy bound in contemporary 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine with raised bands. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Scattered foxing to first few pages. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY - 24 VOLUMES COMPLETE

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1879 - each volume approx. 350-400 pages in 24 volumes comprising the complete works. 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Dark red morocco binding at spine and corners with marbled boards, edges of text block and end papers marbled, 5 raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, each volume with several b&w illustrations. Condition of each volume is GOOD+: wear and light soiling overall, heavier wear to spine edges- hinges appear sound, light scuffing to boards, spines darkened and a bit dry, edges of text blocks darkened- top edges very dark, in each volume some pages with light spotty foxing- otherwise pages clean, bindings tight. Vol. 8- front hinge a bit loose, one small tear to leather st top front spine corner. Vol. 10- heavier wear to cover boards. Vol. 11- much heavier wear to spine edges and ends. Vol. 19- ding to rear upper cover edge. Vol. 23- small piece of top spine end missing. Vol. 24- larger ding to rear upper cover edge, top spine end worn. Fiction, RGR. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schriftsteller (1875-1955; Nobelpreis 1929): Eigenh. Postkarte (beidseitig beschrieben, Adresse in lateinischer Schrift) m. U. "T.M." München 9. III. 1926. Mit nur schwach abgedrucktem Absenderstempel (Dr. Thomas Mann / MÜNCHEN / Poschingerstrasse 1.").

      . . Thomas Mann bedankt sich sehr persönlich bei dem österr. Schriftsteller, und Diplomaten Paul Zifferer (1879-1929) in Paris: "Lieber Herr Zifferer, ich bin tief gerührt [im Original unterstrichen] von der Mühe, die Sie sich gegeben haben. Ihren Brief neben mir, fühle ich mich viel sicherer, und was ich nicht brauche, wird doch 'hinter der Szene spuken' wie F o n t a n e sagte. Ein erster Abschnitt der 'Re c h e n s c h a f t ' soll im Maiheft der R u n d s c h a u [ Die Neue Rundschau'] erscheinen. / Ihnen und Ihrer Gattin alles Liebe / Ihr T. M." [im Original unterstrichen]. - // - Th. Mann hatte sich im Januar neun Tage als inoffizieller Kulturbotschafter Deutschland in den Zeiten der französichen Rheinlandbesetzung in Paris aufgehalten. Dort lernte er Zifferer kennen, den er offenbar gebeten hat, ihn für seinen "Pariser Rechenschaftsbericht" mit Informationen zu versorgen. - Die Resselgasse im Wiener Stadtteil Essling wurde 1955 in Zifferergasse umbenannt, um den ehemaligen Feuilletonredakteur der "Neuen Freien Presse" (Wien) und Diplomaten Paul Zifferer zu ehren. Dieser war und zur Zeit unserer Karte Hofrat an der österreichischen Gesandtschaft in Paris. In Wien gehörte er zum Freundeskreis Schnitzlers und Hofmannsthals. - Thomas Manns Erzählung "Pariser Rechenschaft" erschien erstmals in drei Fortsetzungen in der Neuen Rundschau', der literarischen Monatszeitschrift des Fischer Verlags von 1926 und wurde 1964 sogar als Band 815 der Insel-Bücherei gedruckt. - Ecken etwas knittrig. Schwacher Wasserfleck unter dem Unterstrich der Unterschrift, sonst gut. - In der Woche bis zum 12. 10. stelle ich auf der Frankfurter Antiquariatsmesse (Halle 6.0) aus. - Deshalb kann ich Ihre Bestellungen erst ab dem 13. Oktober bearbeiten. - DANKE FÜR IHRE FREUNDLICHE GEDULD!

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        CHAPMAN'S SECTIONAL MAP OF WISCONSIN.

      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, . 1879 - Wall map, 36 x 32 inches, full period hand- color. Backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, and on contemporary rollers. Three small age spots in western part of state, faint streaking in margin areas. A lovely map, brightly colored, in very good condition. An attractive and boldly colored wall map of Wisconsin. The counties are each delineated and individually colored, though the northernmost part of the state is still made up of a few very large regions, and does not exactly resemble the current configuration of counties. Several Indian reservations are shown, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This map is not in Rumsey; Phillips' MAPS; CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900: WISCONSIN; nor on OCLC. Rare.

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        JULY '79. ST. LOUIS AND SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY. THE ONLY DIRECT LINE FROM ST. LOUIS TO PEIRCE CITY, GRANBY, NIOSHO, VINITA, CARTHAGE, WEBB CITY, COLUMBUS, OSWEGO, AND JOPLIN. EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY TO AND FROM UNION DEPOT SAINT LOUIS

      Woodward & Tiernan & Hale, Printers, 1879., 1879. First edition. Printed in blue a 14" x 23" sheet, opens to a color map, St. Louis & San Francisco Railway, The Short Line to the Great Southwest, showing their lines from St. Louis across Missouri, Indian Territory, Texas, and New Mexico, with a rate chart along the right side, and showing the proposed line from mid-Indian Territory down to Sulphur Spring, Texas, to joint the already established line of the Texas Pacific Railway. The back side features 14 3 1/4' x 6 3/4" panels of time tables, a view of a Pullman drawing room and sleeping car on the Vinita Route, through Missouri and Indian Territory to Texas, and panels describing a million acres of choice land available in Missouri. Two slight splits, light wear, else a very good copy.

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        Beitrage zur allgemeinen Nerven- und Muskelphysiologie. 18 offprints ex-libris Henry Head

      1879. 1st edition. <p>Henry Head&#39;s Copy</p><p> Hering, Ewald (1834-1918) & Biedermann, Wilhelm (1852-1929). Hering, Ewald (1834-1918) & Biedermann, Wilhelm (1852-1929). Beiträge zur allgemeinen Nerven- und Muskelphysiologie. 18 offprints from Sitz. der k. Akad. d. Wiss., bound together in 1 vol., 8vo. c. 500pp. Numerous folding charts. [Prague], 1879-85. 240 x 165 mm. Contemporary cloth, recased, original spine repaired, some original wrappers preserved. Some browning but very good. Biedermann&#146;s ownership stamp on 1st & 4th parts. Ownership inscription of neurologist Henry Head (1861-1940), dated 1886, on verso of free endpaper and his signature on cover of last part. Ms. table of contents of the volume in Head&#146;s hand on front free endpaper, and a full-page pencil doodle of a medieval knight on the last page of part XII also probably by him.</p><p>First Edition. Neurologist Henry Head&#146;s set of 18 facsicules of the treatise on electrophysiology written by Hering (6 parts) and his pupil Biedermann (12 parts) and published in the Sitz. der k. Akad. d. Wiss. A further five facsicules (nos. 19-23) were issued between 1886, when Head assembled this collection, and 1888.</p><p>Hering, one of the foremost German physiologists of the 19th century, succeeded Purkyne at the German University of Prague, where he spent 25 years studying sensory physiology and electrical phenomena in nerve and muscle. Biedermann worked with Hering until 1888; and the above work is the record of their collaboration. Building upon this work, Biedermann published his Elektrophysiologie (G-M 644) in 1895; this was the first exhaustive work on the subject, superseding Du Bois-Reymond&#39;s Untersuchungen uber thierische Elektrizitat (1848) as the master text on electrophysiology. The English neurologist Henry Head, best known as the subject of the experiment described in his and W. H. R. Rivers&#39;s "A human experiment in nerve division" (Garrison-Morton 1302; see also G-M 1298-99 & 1304), also studied under Hering at Prague from 1884 to 1886; given the date of his ownership inscription, he may have received this collection of offprints from Biedermann as a parting gift. DSB. Brazier, Hist. Neurophys. 19th Cent., pp. 72; 95-96. DNB for Head. </p>

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        Histoire Des Romains - Depuis Les Temps Les Plus Recules Jusqu'a l'Invasion Des Barbares.

      Paris. Librairie Hachette. 1879. - New Edition. Illustrated with 50 brilliantly illuminated full page tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates. Further illustrated with over 3400 gravure engravings and 30 colour maps. 7 Volumes. Thick 4to. Bound in extravagantly ornate gilt pictorial red Morocco depicting gilt tooled Roman emblematic seals and large embellishment of armour, eagles and statuary to front and rear covers. Gilt tooled spine compartments embellished with seals and laurel leaves. Raised bands. White silk moire endsheets. a.e.g. A monumental work in a most impressive Hachette gilt binding - truly one of the most stunning bindings we've encountered. Sumptuously illustrated with eye-boggling, iridescent Chromolithographs, this extremely rare set is a true work of design art. Some chipping to head and tailpieces to various volumes with some small bits lacking, hinges rubbed on various volumes, some corners bumped through, front cover of Vol. 1 starting, mild scattered foxing throughout, else Very Good. A bright, crisp, gleaming gilt gem.Featured Sets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon

      1879. Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939). Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon. In Sitzb. der k. Akad. d. Wissenschaften, 3 Abth., 78 (1879): 81-167. 4 plates by F. Schima after Freud. Whole volume, 8vo. v, [1], 289pp. Plates. 244 x 156 mm. (uncut & unopened). Original printed wrappers. Slight foxing but fine. <p>First Edition. Freud&#39;s third paper published as a medical student continued his research on the large Reissner cells in the spinal cord of the fish Petromyzon, which he had undertaken at the direction of the eminent physiologist Ernst Brucke, under whom he was studying. Freud determined these cells to be "nothing else than spinal ganglion cells which, in these low vertebrates. . . remain within the spinal cord." Freud was aided in this research by his improved methods of tissue preparation: "By the use of a gold maceration technique it was possible to make a complete survey of the spinal ganglia of Petromyzon" (Freud, Standard Edition III, p. 229).</p><p> Freud made a major contribution to evolutionary biology by showing that the spinal ganglion cells of Petromyzon, which "exhibit every transition between bipolarity and unipolarity" (ibid.), represent a transition between the bipolar cells of lower and the unipolar cells of higher vertebrates. He also, in these early researches, took some first steps toward the theory of the neuron, as noted by Freud&#39;s biographer Peter Gay:</p><p>Some of Freud&#39;s earliest published papers, written between 1877 and 1883, detail findings that are far from trivial. They substantiate evolutionary processes revealed in the nervous structures of the fish he was examining under his microscope. What is more, it becomes clear in retrospect that these papers form the first link in the chain of ideas leading to the draft of a scientific psychology he would attempt in 1895. Freud was working toward a theory specifying the ways that nerve cells and nerve fibrils function as a unit. But he moved on to other investigations, and when, in 1891, H. W. G. Waldeyer published his epoch-making monograph on the "neuron" theory, Freud&#39;s pioneering research was ignored. "It was not the only time," Ernest Jones has noted, "that Freud narrowly missed world fame in early life through not daring to pursue his thoughts to their logical-and not far off-conclusion" (Gay, Freud: A Life for our Time, p. 36).</p><p>Freud&#39;s paper was submitted to the Sitzb. der k. Akad. d. Wissenschaften in 1878 and printed in the June-December volume for that year, published in 1879. The offprint of Freud&#39;s paper is dated 1878. Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Standard Edition 1878a. Norman F3. </p>

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        Memorias de la comisión del mapa geológico de España. Descripción física y geológica de la provincia de Ávila

      - Madrid, Imprenta y Fundición de Manuel Tello, 1879, 1ªed., 298 p., 20 × 29, 5 grabados litográficos fuera de texto en color de Pfeiffer más un mapa geológico de la provincia de Ávila de Pfeiffer plegado, ejemplar intonso, conserva cubiertas originales algo deterioradas, preciosa enc. holandesa piel + tela lomo con nervios y tejuelos. (Ávila ¿ Geología) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Crowley & McGlashan, Truckee, California 1879 - Octavo. . . McGlashan was born in Wisconsin and was only two years old when his family came to California, making him a contemporary in age and experience with the younger children in the Donner party. He settled in Truckee, California, in 1871 where he became an attorney, a publisher, writer and an inventor. His book was by far the most informed account of its time of the Donner Party. It was the first serious attempt to consult authorative sources, weigh evidence, collect detached episodes into an organized whole, and extend the story of the Donner Party from a sensational incident to an important chapter in California history. [Howes M102. Zamorano Eighty #53. Graff 2610. Cowan p. 406] Spine a little rubbed, corners slightly bent, else a very attractive copy original brown cloth decoratively stamped in blind with gilt lettered spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris : Damascene Morgand et Charles Fatout 1879 - 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. 1 Kg. 868 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pocket Map of Kings County Including the City of Brooklyn from Official Records and Surveys

      J.B. Beers & Company, New York 1879 - Hand-colored engraving, folds into gilt embossed titled cloth covers, as issued. Pocket map for visitors to Brooklyn, New York, of typical format. Ward boundaries established in 1867 are numbered. Major streets are highlighted in pink, major parks and cemeteries are indicated in green. A small portion of what are now the Ridgewood and Glendale neighborhoods of Queens are shown, labeled "Newtown." The map cover is dated 1879, although the map itself is dated 1878 with a copyright of 1875. Members of the Beers family made a major contribution to 19th century American cartography. J.B. Beers & Company was founded in 1870 by James Botsford Beers (b. 1811) and his son, Frederick W. Beers. Another son, John Clark Beers, and his son James Lemuel Beers, also joined in the business. The Beers family members sometimes worked individually, and other times in collaboration with each other and/or with other surveyors and publishers. Between 1864 and 1885, the Beers family and collaborators produced more than 125 atlases, mostly of counties, in 10 states, including Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Michigan, as well as city atlases, separately issued maps, and county histories. Frederick W. Beers lived in Brooklyn, where he was also employed as head of the map division in the Brooklyn Office of Public Records for 35 years. His long career continued until his retirement at the age of 90. Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, soft creases. Folds as issued, now professionally re-backed on Japanese paper to reinforce weakness at folds and intersections. Covers very good with light wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John] Paget

      London, 1879. <p>Carpenter, William B. (1813-85). Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John] Paget [1811-98]). [London] 56 Regents Part Rd. N.W., June 2, 1879. 4pp. 178 x 114 mm. A few tiny pin-holes, but fine otherwise.</p><p>From English physiologist and naturalist William B. Carpenter, who "helped shape the modern life sciences in Britain (Oxford DNB) through both his writings and his work as a teacher and administrator at what is now the University of London. Carpenter performed valuable researches in marine zoology, and was directly influential in persuading the British Admiralty to sponsor the Challenger expedition, the first major scientific study of the deep oceans. Carpenter is also recognized as one of the founders of the modern theory of the adaptive unconscious-he observed that the human perceptual system and the mechanism of human thought operates almost completely outside of conscious awareness. </p><p>Carpenter&#39;s letter, which discusses a false confession to murder made by a mentally unbalanced young man, reads in part as follows:</p><p>Dear Mr. Paget, In turning out my papers at the University today, I have come upon a document which I forward to you, containing the Father&#39;s statement of his Son&#39;s relation to the "Brompton Murder" case, with full particulars of the latter&#39;s confession, and its inconsistency with the facts. </p><p>I believe that I did not send in this to the Home Secy.; but that what I specially urged upon him was the evidence with which Knowles had supplied me, of the "cracky" nature of the youth&#39;s mind, and of the obviously hereditary tendency to brood, as shown in the father and aunt-the latter an old servant of Knowles. And I remember also that there was evidence of the youth having had money in the Savings Bank, and of his having drawn out a pound just before the Crystal Palace Police Fête.</p><p>This altogether made so strong an impression on Mr. Bruce, that he at once commuted the sentence; and the family were so sensible that the lad was not fit to take care of himself, that they expressed no disappointment at his not having received a free pardon. . . .</p><p>Carpenter&#39;s correspondent was the police magistrate and author John Paget, whose Paradoxes and Puzzles, published in 1874, included accounts of a number of sensational crimes. We have not been able to identify the murder case to which Carpenter refers in his letter.</p>

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        Notes By A Naturalist On The "Challenger", Being An Account of Various Observations Made During The Voyage. Round the World In The Years 1872-1876.

      London Macmillan. 1879 - Publisher&#146;s brown cloth, tilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. pp xvi, 620, 2 coloured plates (icebergs and ice flow), folding coloured map, text illustrations. Manuscript presentation to "Rev C.W. Moare (?) with the authors kind regards Oct 24th 79". A very nice copy of the First Edition.This account "appeals to the widest circle of readers and approaches Darwin's Journal of the Cruise of the Beagle in interest and importance" (DNB) Teneriffe, St Thomas, Bermuda, Azores, Madeira, Cape Verdes, St Pauls and Fernando do Noronha, Bahia, Tristan da Cunha, Cape of Good Hope, Prince Edward Islands, Kerguelen&#146;s Land, Heard Island, Southern Ice, New South Wales, New Zealand, Fiji, New Hebredes, Amboina, Phillipines, China, New Gunea, Admiralty Islands, Japan, Sandwich Islands, Tahiti, Chile, Falklands, Ascention, Life on the Ocean. The most comprehensive Oceanographical survey of its time, the Challenger, a specially adapted ship from the Royal Navy under Captains GS Nare and FT Thomson, travelled 70,000 nautical miles (130,000 km), resulting in the publication by Murray of a series of reports. This independently published account is dedicated to Charles Darwin "who has personally given me much kindly encouragement". "I take an interest in the collections of all kinds made during the "Challenger" voyage, that I took a large share myself in the bringing together of the collections. since it was not considered expedient to attach a Botanist to the. Expedition. I undertook the collection of plants during the voyage. My best thanks are due to my friend Sir Joseph Hooker." (Introduction.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Notes by a Naturalist on the "Challenger," Being an Account of Various Observations Made During the Voyage of H.M.S. "Challenger" Round the World, in the Years 1872-1876, Under the Commands of Capt. Sir G. S. Nares, R.N., ... And Capt. F. T. Thomson, R.N

      London: MacMillan and Co. 1879, 1st edition. () xvi,620pp. Very good. Octavo in original brown cloth , gilt top edge and coated black endpapers with two coloured lithograph plates (including frontispiece), woodcut illustrations in text and folding coloured map (at end). Some minor wear to extremities with bookplate of previous owners on front endpapers and some scattered light foxing. An account of the zoology and natural history discovered by the naturalist Henry Nottidge Moseley (1844-1891) on the Royal Society sponsored &#39;Challenger&#39; expedition to primarily the Southern Hemisphere and Antarctica..

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        Recherches sur l orfevrerie en Espagne au Moyen Age et a la Renaissance. Documents inedits tires des Archives espagnoles.

      A. Quentin, Paris 1879 - holandesa chagrín algo rozada, interior bien conservado 19 planchas grabadas al aguafuerte, ademas de antiguos dibujos de grandes maestros en el texto, dibujados por Fortuny,Beaumont, Madrazo, etc, grabados, dibujos. ejempla rnumerado 240 de 500. 292 págs.

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        APUNTES Arqueologicos De D. Francisco Martorell y Peña

      Juan Martorell y Peña, Barcelona 1879 - De este libro, que no se pondra a la venta, se han tirado 300 ejemplares. 230 pag. con fotografia de D. Francisco Martorell en frontispicio, Dedicatoria impresa de su hermano Juan, acta de la sesion del ayuntamiento de Barcelona, donde se lee la donacion de los bienes del Sr. Martorell al mismo, necrologia del mismo en la Associacio Catalana d excursions y en el Ateneo Barcelones. Biografia del mismo, y articulos loatorios firmados por Melchor de Palau, Angel Guimera, J. Riera y Bertran, Antonio Aulestia y Pijoan, Salvador Sanpere, Ramon Coll y Artur Bofill. Contiene la relacion de objetos de la Coleccion de Historia Natural, y tambien de la coleccion numismatica y de su biblioteca.Con numerosas ilustraciones y un Mapa Arqueologico de la Isla de Menorca, adoble pagina, al final del libro. Size: 32 X 22 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIFE OF CHARLES JAMES MATHEWS Chiefly Autobiographical with Selections From His Correspondence and Speeches

      London: Macmillan, 1879. 2 volumes. First edition. With a portrait frontispiece in each volume and three other engravings. 8vo, bound in early half green morocco and marbled boards richly gilt in the panels of the spines, t.e.g. ix, 324; viii, 336. Index. A very good set. Mathews (1803-1878) was a popular light comedian and author of many light plays. From 1839 to 1842 he managed with his wife Lucia Covent Garden and later the Lyceum theatre; he also toured the United States, Paris, Australia, and India.

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        A Regimental Chronicle and List of Officers of the 60th, or the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Formerly the 62nd, or the Royal American Regiment of Foot.

      Harrison, 59 Pall Mall., London 1879 - Dmy 8vo. viii, 312pp. two mounted photographic portait frontispieces. coloured plates of the uniforms and regimental colours and badge. original publishers green cloth gilt, with inlaid gilt regimental badge to front cover. all edges red, green endpapers. Excellent Copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Seder Tfila The order of prayer for divine service revised by Dr. L. Merzbacher Rabbi of the Temple EMANU-EL

      John Medole & Son, Book and Job printers, 73 to 79 Fulton Street. New York, New York. 1879 - Pagination: xvii, [1]-181, [1]-71 +1,= 270 pages Hebrew and English on facing pages, except for the hymns, which are in English only. Merzbacher, Dr. L., Rabbi of Temple Eman-El" revised the Order of Prayer in 1855. The 3rd edition was revised and corrected by Dr. S. Adler in 1864. But this copy was published in 1879 by John Medole & Son, Book and Job printers, 73 to 79 Fulton Street. New York, New York. Title page on left side of book:] Hymns, for Divine service in The Temple Emanu-El, copyrighted in 1871. Very attractive leather binding with gilt embossed boards depicting synagogues. All edges gilt. Page iii/iv (2nd leaf), which is the first leaf of the preface of the Order of Service, is lacking its bottom half. Scotch tape remainders on title page edge. A blank preceding the title pages on left and right side of the book are lacking. Apparently not in Singerman. Not in Goldman. Not not in the OCLC. The last page of the Hymns, on the left side of the book state, among other things that Hymn 33 is by the late Dr. M. Mayer, some hymns are by Felix Adler, and the rest are by James K. Gutheim. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grand Canyon - Yavapai Point

      - Gunnar Widforss (1879-1934) Grand Canyon - Yavapai Point Watercolor on paper Paper size: 18 3/4&#148; x 23 1/2&#148; Frame size: 22 1/2&#148; x 27 7/8&#148; Signed l.l.: Widforss Provenance: Thelma Kieckhefer gift to Pheonix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (Accession No. 94.371) In this delicate and deeply atmospheric depiction of the Grand Canyon, we are at once reminded of the works of William R. Leigh (1866-1955) and Thomas Moran (1837-1926). A contemporary of both artists, Gunnar Widforss, captures the overwhelming expanse of the Grand Canyon's broad vistas. Poised on the canyon rim, Widforss includes the near and far, and the barren beauty of the rocks as the sun and shadow fall upon them. His watercolor is an impressive attempt to capture the wonders and natural beauty of the site. Gunnar Widforss lived and worked at the Grand Canyon for many years producing a body of work prized for its artistic excellence and geologic detail. At the age of 42, he came to the United States from his native Sweden. He was already recognized as an accomplished artist and at the encouragement of Stephen Mather, the National Park Service's first director, the artist visited and painted several western national parks. In 1924 seventy-two of his watercolors were exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. After the diagnosis of an illness that prohibited Widforss from living at the high altitude of Grand Canyon Village, he returned to the canyon for one final visit in 1934. Stricken with a heart attack, he died at the early age of fifty-four. However, the artist's work, well-known throughout the United States at the time of his death, continues to influence the style of contemporary artists.

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        MEMORIAS DE LA COMISIÓN DEL MAPA GEOLÓGICO DE ESPAÑA. Descripción Física, Geológica y Minera de la Provincia de Ávila, por. 1ª edición, rara

      - Madrid. Imprenta y Fundición de Manuel Tello, impresor de Cámara de S.M. 1879. 4º mayor, 297pp-1h-5, láminas y 1 plano plegado. Seis grabados litográficos por Pfeiffer, dos a doble página en negro, tres en toda página -uno de ellos a color- y un gran mapa de la provincia de Ávila a color doblemente plegado fuera de texto. Encuadernación holandesa piel puntas época, nervios e hierros al oro en lomera. Magnífico estado de conservación, interior límpido. Rara, no en BGE ni CCPB. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Scienza per tutti. Giornale settimanale illustrato.

      Sonzogno, 1879 - 1882, Milano, - 3 voll. in-4°, pp. 424; 352; 416; legatura m. telacoeva con piatti marmorizzati e titolo in oro ai dorsi. Innumerevoliillustrazioni e disegni n.t. realizzati in xilografia. Bell'esemplare. Le prime tre annate complete, dal 1879 al 1882 (la pubblicazione della rivista fu interrotta dal marzo 1880 al marzo del 1881) di questa interessantissima rivista di divulgazione scientifica che, oltre a trattare argomenti come la medicina, le scienze naturali, le scoperte scientifiche, si occupava anche di scienze dilettevoli quali: prestidigitazione, giochi e giocattoli, esperimenti sulla lettura del pensiero. Gli articoli sono molto spesso su autentiche curiosità scientifiche o medico-anatomiche: la donna con tre teste, effetto di illusionismo ottico, il praxinoscopio a proiezione, etc.

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        Die Alpenpflanzen nach der Natur gemalt von Jos. Seboth. Mit Text von Ferdinand Graf und einer Anleitung zur Cultur der Alpenpflanzen von Joh. Petrasch. 4 Bde. in 5 (1 Textband und 4 Tafelbände).

      Prag, Temposky 1879 - -1884. Kl.8°. 5 Bde. 106 S, IV, 68 pages, IV, 63 pages, 70 pages with 4 chromolithogr. Frontispices und 401 chromolithogr. plates (jeweils with Seidenpapier) in 4 Bänden. contemporary half-calf with goldgepr. Rückentiteln und leichter Rückenvergoldung. Die plates sind nicht nach den platesnummern sonder nach Pflanzenfamilien eingebunden. Am Anfang der Tafelbände ist jeweils ein handschrifliches Inhaltsverzeichnis eingebunden. Alle Textabschnitte with kleinen Hinweisen in Bleistift auf den neuen Standort der plates. Name (Wolfgang Merz, Zuger Botaniker 1901-1968) auf Vorsatz. Leder etwas berieben und beschabt. plates teils etwas stockfleckig. Vollständiges Exemplar des in 48 Heften ausgelieferten Werkes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

      London: John Murray, 1879. . Second edition, 13th thousand. 8vo, xvi, 693, (1), pp. Original dark green cloth, spine gilt. 78 illustrations in the text A near fine copy, with only minimal wear to the binding. Freeman, 951.

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        LA CACCIA. GIORNALE ILLUSTRATO DELLO SPORT ITALIANO

      - Milano. Pone volumen 4º año 1879, pero contiene números del año 1878 al 1882, en total 68 números quincenales, hay algunos que le faltan páginas y les han quitado los grabados pero no los cuento, no hay ningun año completo, todo encuadernado en un volumen, holandesa piel, nervios, y tapas en tela gofradas de época, grabados a plena página y entre texto, 38x28 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LES MÉTIERS ET CORPORATIONS DE LA VILLE DE PARIS - XIII SIÈCLE LE LIVRE DES MÉTIERS D'ÉTIENNE BOILEAU

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1879 - 1 Vol. de [4]-XXIV-[4]-CLIV-[6]-420-[4] pp. Publié par René de Lespinasse et François Bonnardot. Encadernação editorial em cartonagem verde. Carimbo de pertence. In-fólio (350x260) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cram's Rail Road & Township Map of Nebraska

      Geo. F. Cram, Chicago 1879 - Map with line color. From Cram's Standard American Atlas of the United States. A Complete Guide for Business Men, Showing all Towns, with their Population, Villages, Post Offices, Railroads, Express Routes, Etc., Etc. Sheet size: 17 3/4 x 22". Inventory#: p590pmat.

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        NOUVELLES DE BANDELLO. VOLUMES 1 AND 2.

      Imprimerie de Magny-en-Vexin. C. Motteroz, Paris 1879 - First French Edition of Romeo and Juliet, limited to 300 copies. Penned by the Italian author, Matteo Bandello and first published in 1554, collecting twenty-one short stories that subsequently formed the basis for many European literary works, notably, Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing. Originally translated into English in 1562, by Arthur Brook, in his poem, Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet. 16mo. Volume 1, 332 pp. Volume 2, 340 pp. Fine in original marbled paper covered boards with marbled endpapers, teg. One quarter black leather, raised bands with gilt lettering on the spine. Original green silk ribbon markers. Frontispiece portrait of Bandello, including a biography of his life. Front pastedown of both volumes bear the vintage bookplate of Redmond Conyngham, the noted Pennsylvania historian. A truly lovely set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Rogue's Life: From Birth to His Marriage.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son 1879 - First edition, 8vo., publishers' device, bound by Stikeman & Co. in brown half morocco ruled in gilt over marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, on the whole internally clean, a fine set. Sadleir 604; Parrish, p. 109. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN EYE FOR AN EYE

      1879 - A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879. Original self-wrappers. First American Edition, published as Number 37 in Harper's "Franklin Square Library." This is one of Trollope's last, and today one of his scarcest, novels. Fred Neville, some day to be Earl of Scroope, is torn between what is proper (marry a young English Protestant lady of high breeding and prepare for a life of ease as the Earl) and what is morally right (marry the Irish Catholic girl who bears his child, much against the will of his parents). Throw in an Irish father who is a convict, and an Irish mother with a hot temper, and the result is tragic.~AN EYE FOR AN EYE was serialized in the Whitehall Review from August 1878 through February 1879, and was published in two volumes by Chapman & Hall of London in early January 1879. Harper published this edition on January 17, 1879, paying ten pounds to Chapman & Hall for sending them a set of advance sheets.~"The Cheapest Publication in the World" according to the Philadelphia Press, Harper's Franklin Square Library had been founded the previous spring to deserve that description -- tabloid-sized, printed in triple-column (later double-), with no illustrations, priced at ten (later fifteen) cents.~The Franklin Square Library was intended to. present works of some of the most popular authors to American readers "who may not find it convenient to encumber themselves with books or periodicals too costly to be cast aside after perusal." This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors. Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them. Despite the thousands of copies printed of each title in the series, few have survived. Trollope editions in the series are of the utmost rarity and those that have survived are generally defective. First editions published in newspaper format after early 1878. are rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries. [W. Smith]~This copy is from the first impression, as described in the Smith bibliography. It is complete in 35 pages of text plus five pages of ads (the front page serving as self-wrapper, its top half devoted to series and novel headings). This copy does not have an outer (advertising) wrapper, and in fact it is unknown whether any copies were issued with one (Walter Smith could not locate a single first or second impression copy with an outer wrapper). Condition is very good-plus (very minor soil and edge-wear, but much less than one would expect for such a fragile piece). Smith 42. Housed in a custom clamshell case with inner four-flap wrapper. The first copy we have seen in our thirty years in business. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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. - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Collection Molièresque

      - Complète en 17 titres reliés en 5 volumes, demi-chagrin foncé, dos passé, tranche dorée. In 12°, un des 300 sur vergé (sur 340). Jouaust, Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles. 1879-1887. Bel état .avec L'Oraison Funèbre, par De Vizé ; Mélisse, attribué à Molière; La Farce des Précieuses par Mme Desjardins, suivi de La déroute des précieuses; Le portrait du peintre par Boursault; Notes et documents sur l'histoire des Theâtres de Paris, par Tralage; L'Ombre de Molière; La Coupe du val de Grace, suivi de l'épitre à Mignard; La Folle Querelle; La veuve à la Mode, par De Visé; Myrtil et Merlicerte; Panégérique de l'Ecole des Femmes; La Satyre des satyres; Le Médecin volant, par Boursault; La Mort de Molièr; Lettres au Mercure; La Promenade à Saint-Cloud par G. Gueret; Le registre de la troupe par La Thorillère.

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        The PRINCETON BOOK A Series of Sketches Pertaining to History, Organization and Present Condition of the College of New Jersey, Illustrated with Views and Portraits.

      Houghton, Osgood and Company, Boston 1879 - 457pp + 82 tissue protected plates (34 Heliotypes, 37 portraits, 10 wood engravings, 1 plan). Bound in large heavy bevelled boards with gilt crest on front. Hinges cracked but still well held by the cloth. Interior in VERY nice clean condition. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. No names or inscriptions. A good candidate for a rebind in due course. VERY Heavy - Weighs about 8kg. Additional P&P will apply - If outside UK mainland please contact me for a quote before ordering as too heavy to go by normal postal services. Picture of this book available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art des Jardins. Traité général de la composition des Parcs et Jardins, ouvrage accompagné de onze planches en chromolithographies et de 520 figures, Paris, G. Masson 1879.

      - 1 vol. in-4° rel. demi-chagrin rouge sang, auteur et titre doré, VIII + 888 p. + 11 planches ht et fig., quelques légères petites rousseurs sur la tranche et sur les 20 dernières pages, très bel exemplaire.

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        Doublets, a Word-Puzzle

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1879. FIRST EDITION. 1 volume, original publisher&#39;s blind stamped red cloth over card, title gilt to front cover, inner and outer hinges fine, Harry Elkins Widner&#39;s copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown, a VERY GOOD copy. It was first called "Word Links", but the word "doublets" was in use from the first. It consists in connecting two doublets (words with the same number of letters, usually 3, 4, or 5) by links in which each word differs from the preceding one by one single letter only, as HEAD, heal, teal, tell, tall, TAIL. The chain in which there are fewest links gains the highest marks. The game became very popular in private circles.

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