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        Etching of Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) after a painting by Sir Frederick Leighton].

      1879 - [1879]. Etching ca. 22 x 18cm (8.5 x 7 inches). A near fine wide margined etching. This rare etching is based on the portrait by "Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (1830-1896). This austere, ponderous and intense image of one of the great explorers of Victorian England captures his slightly brutal character very effectively. The artist Frederic Leighton met Burton in 1869 while they were taking a cure at Vichy and they formed a firm friendship which lasted until Burton's death. On 26 April 1872, Burton began sitting for his portrait. According to Lady Burton, he was extraordinarily difficult about it, anxious that his necktie and pin might be omitted and pleading with the artist, 'Don't make me ugly, there's a good fellow.' Apparently the portrait was left unfinished when Burton departed for Trieste in October 1872 and it was not completed until 1875. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy the following year, but it is possible that Burton did not like it, because Leighton kept it at his house in Kensington. He intended to leave it to the National Portrait Gallery, of which he was a Trustee, but forgot, so the then Director, Lionel Cust, arranged for it to be donated by Leighton's sisters" (National Portrait Gallery). "Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (also commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information" (Wikipedia).

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        DON CLARISEL DE LAS FLORES Y DE AUSTRASIA (1879)

      1879 - IMPRESOR-LUGAR Sevilla: Sociedad de Bibliófilos Andaluces, 1879 (Francisco Álvarez y Cª. Impresores. Tetuán 24 DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: XX, 249 p. ; 240 x 170 mm. ENCUADERNACIÓN: Holandesa, lomo decorado. Letras doradas de título y autor y año. CONSERVACIÓN: Muy buen estado. Edición limitada a 300 ejemplares, siendo este el 25, para el socio An tonio Charlain. Introducción de José María Asensio (1829-1905). Incluye lista de socios de la sociedad de bibliófilos andaluces. Excelente PRIMERA EDICIÓN de esta novela del escritor y militar que fue Virrey de Apulia. La edición corrió a cargo de la Sociedad de bibliófilos andaluces por la iniciativa de Pascual Gayangos, que vieron premiada el conjunto de su obra editorial en la exposición universal de Filadelfia. La obra permaneció, escrita en el siglo XVI, permaneció inédita hasta 1879. Obra con gran influencia del Amadis de Gaula, incluyendo además elementos de comedia que muestran su gran valor literario de esta novela de caballería. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Professor Wilson Wants an American History Program at Princeton

      - Professor Wilson Wants an American History Program at Princeton.He laments "the fact that there is no special and permanent provision in our course of study for instruction in American history.".Wilson was something of a prodigy. Just a decade after graduating from Princeton in 1879, he was already the well-known author of Congressional Government and The State, and holder of a fine teaching position at Wesleyan. In the summer of 1889, the new president of his beloved alma mater, Francis Patton, suggested he return there to join the faculty. The agreement of the Princeton Board of Trustees to the appointment was required, and its conservative members, knowing of WilsonÕs progressivism, were hesitant. However, in February 1890 Wilson was elected to teach Jurisprudence and Political Economy, and in September 1890 found himself back at Princeton. His arrival caused a sensation and more than half the eligible students signed up for his course in public law. The future historian, Frederick Jackson Turner, wrote ÒDr. Wilson is here. Homely, solemn, young, glum, but with that fire in his face and eye that means that its possessor is not of the common crowd.ÓAs Professor of Jurisprudence, Wilson built up a strong pre-law curriculum. He was soon voted the universityÕs most popular teacher and became friend and counselor to countless students attracted by his warmth and high-mindedness. He also wrote two best-selling books, a biography and a history, and spoke to audiences far and near. During the sesquicentennial celebration of 1896, he delivered the keynote address, "Princeton in the Nation's Service," and in 1902 became university president. All told he remained at Princeton for two decades.It is a strange and interesting anomaly that one of the countryÕs greatest historians came to teach at a school where the subject of American history was not appreciated, as there was neither a history program nor department. In fact, no provision had been made at Princeton for history until 1883, when William M. Sloane was made Professor of History and Political Science and was allowed to teach a history class; but still no history program was established. Moreover, at Princeton, he and Wilson were not considered historians, but political scientists. Only when Wilson became president of the university and set up the department system in 1904 was history finally given status as part of a History, Politics, and Economics Department. The following letter shows that, from the moment he arrived at Princeton, Wilson wanted the subject of American history to be recognized and a history department established. Another person who wanted to promote history at Princeton was WilsonÕs old classmate, Adrian H. Joline, who established the Joline Prize in American Political History in 1890 (the same year Wilson returned). Joline was an avid collector of books and autographs and published several volumes on these subjects. He and Wilson took different paths after graduation. Wilson became a progressive, fighting for the underdog, while Joline went on to become an attorney who represented the railroads and other of the countryÕs wealthiest interests. He was influential and powerful, and a benefactor; Joline Hall at Princeton is named for him. Wilson and Joline: each representing everything the other opposed, and each disliking and distrusting the other. In this letter to Joline, Wilson discusses the new Joline Prize, laments the lack of an American history program, and urges on Joline the desirability of seeing the subject given its proper place.Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, Princeton, N.J., October 24, 1890, just weeks after returning to his alma mater. ÒThe College Catalogue for the year 1890-91 is now being prepared and we are anxious to get the announcement of your prize in U.S. History into it. Will you not make a formal statement of your purpose in the matter and forward it to President Patton? I was about to prepare a note concerning it for the Catalo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        1) Zur Chemie des Zellkerns. (2) Weitere Beiträge zur Chemie des Zellkerns, plus 14 offprints on nucleins (nucleoproteins).

      1879-1912 1879 - Miescher's Copies of Kossel's papers on Nucleic AcidsKossel, Albrecht (1853-1927). (1) Zur Chemie des Zellkerns. Offprint from Zeitschr. phys. Chem. 7 (1882). 7-22pp. Original printed wrappers. (2) Weitere Beiträge zur Chemie des Zellkerns. Offprint from Zeitschr. phys. Chemie 10 (1886). 248-264pp. Original printed wrappers, vertically creased. (3) 14 offprints detailing Kossel's researches on nucleins (nucleoproteins), as listed below. 1879-1912. See list for condition details. One of the offprints (no. 13 below) is signed by Kossel; 8 of the offprints bear the booklabel and stamp of Johann Friedrich Miescher (1844-95), discoverer of nuclein; see G-M 695.First Editions, Offprint Issues. G-M 702 (nos. [1] and [2]). Kossel was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1910 "in recognition of the contributions to our knowledge of cell chemistry made through his work on proteins, including the nucleic substances" (Nobel E-Museum). His researches on "nucleic substances" represent some of the early stages in the development of molecular biology.In 1869 J. F. Miescher, then working in Felix Hoppe-Seyler's biochemical laboratory in Tübingen, discovered in the cell nucleus an acid-insoluble, alkali-soluble, high-phosphorus containing substance that he named nuclein; we now know it as DNA. Kossel's researches on nuclein, begun ten years after Miescher's discovery, led to the development of reliable methods for isolating, purifying and analyzing the nucleus, identification of the chemical makeup of nuclein, and the discovery of the nitrogen bases adenine, thymine, cytosine and uracil, familiar to us now as some of the fundamental components of DNA and RNA (guanine, the remaining DNA nitrogen base, had been discovered previously). Kossel and his students working in Berlin:"demonstrated that these, together with xanthine, hypoxanthine, and guanine (sarcine), are breakdown products of nucleic acids, which can be used to distinguish between the true nucleins of the cell nucleus and the spurious nucleins found in milk and egg yolk, which he termed "paranucleins." . . . From physiological studies Kossel correctly concluded that the function of nuclein is neither to act as a storage substance nor to furnish energy for muscular contraction; rather, it must be associated with the formation of fresh tissue [i.e. the production of proteins] "(DSB).By the end of the nineteenth century, Kossel had characterized nucleins as unique substances-acidic substances, for which Richard Altmann introduced the term "nucleic acid" in 1889. Our collection of offprints includes seven of the papers on nucleins cited in the DSB's article on Kossel (nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 below), plus two of the three papers cited as Garrison-Morton 702 (nos. [1] and [2] above). Kossel never specifically linked his work on nucleic acids to heredity, but he was aware of their general role in the production of proteins. After his receipt of the Nobel Prize he speculated publicly on the source of biological specificity, particularly in his Herter Foundation lecture (no. 14 below), in which he "clearly recognized the potential diversity of polypeptides and saw in the structure of proteins the chemical basis of biological specificity"(DSB).Eight of the offprints in this collection bear the ownership marks of Miescher, whose discovery of nuclein in 1869 is referenced above. Both Miescher and Kossel had been students of Felix Hoppe-Seyler, a founder of the science of physiological chemistry. Magill, Nobel Prize Winners (phys. & med.), pp. 139-47. Wolf, "Friedrich Miescher, the man who discovered DNA" (internet reference) 1. Ueber das Nuclein der Hefe. Erster Theil. Offprint from Zeitschr. phys. Chemie (1879). 284-291pp. Orig. printed self-wrappers. Light soiling and creasing. Miescher's stamp and booklabel.2. Ueber das Nuclein der Hefe. Zweiter Theil. Zeitschr. phys. Chemie 4 (1880). 290-295pp. Orig. printed self-wrappers. Some spotting. Miescher's stamp and booklabel.3. Ueber die Herkunft des Hypoxant [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gotik. (Rückentitel) Manuskript Konstructions= und Formenlehre der Gothik eines ehemaligen Lehrlings Schaefer's. zusammengebunden mit 2) "Der gothische Holzbau I" und 3) "Der Holzbau" und 4) "Innerer Ausbau gothischer Gebäude"

      Berlin, Technische Universität, 1879.. 1879 ff. Recto erstes Blatt handschriftlich in Bleistift: "Erklärung der Abkürzungen zur Entzifferung der Hieroglyphen.....". Recto zweites Blatt in Tinte "Konstructions= und Formenlehre der Gothik. (Arch. Schaefer); dann l. u.: "Berlin W.S. 18/79" & r. u.: "OErdmann Stud. Arch.". Am Vorsatz handschriftlich in Bleistift: "Carl Schaefer geatorben im Jahre 1908 begraben in Karlsruhe". Dann 516 handschriftlich numerierten Seiten mit hunderten von (insgesamt dürften es wohl ca. 4000 sein) von teils illuminierten Zeichnungen. 1 weisses Blatt & 2 Bll. mit handschr. alphabetischen Register. Halbledereinband d. Zt. m. Marmorbezug und Rvg. **** Zu Prof. Carl Schaefer bei Wikipedia ausführlich: Carl Wilhelm Ernst Schäfer. Die Paginierung ist nicht konsistent in dem Sinne, daß der Student Erdmann ein Paar Mal die Paginierung mit -a, -b und mit -a, -b und -c fortgesetzt hat. ¶ Die Zeichnungen sind hervorragend und als Zeitdukument hochinteressant; der Architekturstudent Erdman hat auch sichselbst mit einigen seiner Mitstudenten im Vordergrund vor einem Holzbauten porträttiert. AUF ANFRAGE SCHICKEN WIR GERNE EINE AUSFÃœHRLICHERE BESCHREIBUNG MIT WEITEREN BILDERN. ¶¶ An exception ally well documented review of 2 years by a student of the Technische Universität in Berlin 1879/1880. On gothic architecture and (german) wood-construction. With over 4000 partly coloured illustrations.

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        The Ferns of North America. Colored Figures and Descriptions, with Synonymy and Geographical Description, of the Ferns

      Salem, Mass: S. E. Cassino 1879 - 2 vols. Approx. 10 ½ in. x 12 ½ in. Vol. I: 352 pp.; Vol. II: 285 pp. Each fern is shown in a color drawing with one to five pages of text. Quarter-bound in green leather with marbled paper over boards. marbled end-papers. The covers and spines show heavy wear; much of the leather on the spine has worn away. The front hinge of Vol. I has cracked. The stamp of an institution is found in the prelims and last blank pages, as well as on the front of every plate. All the plates are present and the text is clean and unmarked. Loosely inserted is a typed excerpt about Eaton from the Dictionary of American Biography. The weight of the set is 12 ½ lbs. Postage will be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Monthly

      London: Jas Wade, 1879-1880 iv+384+[4 review] pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter black leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume I (1). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, some foxing and age toning, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        Collecção dos tratados convenções, contratos e actos publicos celebrados entre a Coroa de Portugal e as mais potencias desde 1640 ate ao presente.

      Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1856-1879. - Map and folding manuscript facsimile. 30 volumes. Large 8°, contemporary black quarter calf over marbled boards (occasional slight wear), text block edges sprinkled. Minor foxing. Overall a fine set. 30 volumes. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This work, published with care and at government expense, was begun by Ferreira Borges de Castro, who completed 8 volumes. While working at the Foreign Ministry, he had access to all the documents (printed and manuscript) concerning treaty negotiations, which are published here in their entirety. The supplements were done by Biker, who also worked at the Foreign Ministry for some time. Because many of the documents were transcribed from original manuscripts, the collection is an invaluable tool for the study of Portuguese relations in India, Africa, and North and South America from 1640 to 1841. Volumes XV and XVII include substantial material on Macau (a total of 54 documents).---- Innocêncio IV, 331; XII, 327; XIII, 259: "muito interessante e util." @NUC locates complete sets at DLC, MH, FU, MB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gustave Doré peintre, sculpteur, dessinateur et graveur

      Librairie d'art, Ludovic Baschet, Paris 1879 - In-Folio (45,x 33); pagine (4)+104+(2). Illustrazioni di Doré, 28 delle quali inedite, + 23 fotografie originali d'epoca applicate alla pagina. Ritratto fotografico di Doré in antiporta da cliché di Nadar, con firma autografa dell'artista. UNO DEI CENTO ESEMPLARI DI LUSSO IN-FOLIO SU PAPIER Bella legatura d'epoca con titoli e fregi dorati. Macchia al piatto superiore, per il resto splendida copia. Fondamentale studio sul grande artista francese, ancora in vita all'epoca, realizzato da uno dei suoi più grandi sostenitori e difensori (cfr. Leblanc). 28 disegni di Doré sono qui in prima tiratura, gli altri sono ripresi da alcune delle sue più celebri opere Nel nostro sito sono presenti informazioni bibliografiche e ulteriori immagini su questa e altre opere di Doré [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Cat and Battledore, and Other Tales

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,, 1879. Translated into English by Philip Kent. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards blindstamped. Occasional spotting to textblock, boards lightly rubbed and soiled, an excellent set. First edition in English containing the title story, "The Vendetta", "The Purse", "The Ball at Sceaux", "Madame Firmiani", "A Double Family".

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        The Madonna of the Futures and Other Tales: 2 Volume Set

      London: Macmillan & Co 1879 - 1st edition, 2 Volume set. HB's in black moire boards with red cloth spines, gilt title to spines & original black moire endpapers. Small prev. owner name on 2nd ffep's and 'Alice Elkin Mathews, Bedford Park, 1900' crossed out on title pages. A bright tight clen pair with just a touch of foxing to prelims (12.5 x 19cm)

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        DICK SANDS

      1879 - Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. 26 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First fully-illustrated American edition.~A whale hunt in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and the Americas ends in tragedy and Dick Sands, as the only surviving crew member, becomes captain at fifteen years of age. Not possessing the full skills of a sailor, Dick tries to get the ship east to the South American coast. However, the cook on board has plans of his own, and manages to get the ship diverted to eventually land in the country of Angola on the continent of Africa. The cook's plans involve killing Dick and selling the other passengers of the ship into slavery. [Kytasaari]~Published in France as UN CAPITAINE DE QUINZE ANS, this tale was first published in English, in November 1878, by the American pirate publisher Munro -- titled DICK SAND (with no final "S"). It was issued in simple green cloth (also in two wrappered volumes), with 20 illustrations that were somewhat crude due to Munro's eagerness to be first in the marketplace. Sampson Low's authorized London edition was published the following month (December), at the end of which month Charles Scribner's Sons also published this authorized and fully-illustrated edition (dated 1879).~DICK SANDS was published by Scribner during the absolute hey-day of ornate American trade bindings -- similar in style to their very elaborate productions of Verne's MICHAEL STROGOFF and HECTOR SERVADAC. However Scribner's DICK SANDS is scarcer than these other two -- perhaps due to the share of market lost to Munro's simple hardbound volume.~This copy is in brown cloth; we have also had terra-cotta and green (no priority). It is in near-fine condition: the spine ends have very minor wear and the endpaper gutters are reinforced with archival tape (and there is a small "Merry Christmas" sticker on the front endpaper), but the pictorial binding remains bright and sharp. This is only the third copy of the elusive Scribner DICK SANDS that we have seen in 25 years. See Taves & Michaluk V018 and Myers 15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES TRIBULATIONS D'UN CHINOIS EN CHINE. Les 500 millions de la Bégum. Les Révoltés de la "Bounty".

      1879 - Paris, Hetzel, sans date [1879]. Grand in-8 (191 X 281) relié percaline bleue de l'éditeur ornée de fers spéciaux, type "Aux deux éléphants", titre doré sur quatre lignes dans le cartouche, dos à caissons dorés (A. LENEGRE) ; faux-titre et titre généraux, frontispice, titre, 203 pages, (1) page de table des matières, frontispice, titre, 185 pages, (1) f. de table des matières, (8) pages de catalogue Hetzel "AB". Restaurations. Feuillets uniformément roussis. PREMIERE EDITION COLLECTIVE grand in-8 illustrée : cartonnage "aux deux éléphants" Lenègre de type 1, mis en vente à la fin de 1879, complet des quatre feuillets du catalogue "AB". Les gardes sont de couleur vert clair, ce qui permettrait d'attester d'un exemplaire de première émission (JAUZAC, 221-222). BEL EXEMPLAIRE de couleur bleu et non rouge comme habituellement. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GRAN DICCIONARIO TAURÓMACO. Comprende todas las voces técnicas conocidas en el arte; origen, historia, influencia en las costumbres, defensa y utilidad de las corridas de toros; explicación detallada del modo de ejecutar cuantas suertes antiguas y modernas se conocen, lo cual constituye el más extenso arte de torear tanto a pie como a caballo, que se han escrito hasta el día; biografías, semblanzas, bocetos y reseñas de escritores, artistas, lidiadores y otras personas que con sus talentos, influencias o de cualquier manera han contribuido al fomento de nuestra fiesta nacional; ganaderías, hierros, divisas, plazas, instrumentos de toreo, etcétera, etcétera.

      - 2 vols. Imprenta y librería de Miguel Guijarro, Editor. Madrid. 1879. I.-512pp. II.-635pp. 26 x 18 cm. Enc. holandesa piel agrietada. TOROS-TAUROMAQUIA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physiologie du Goût. Préface de Ch. Monselet. Eaux-fortes par Ad. Lalauze.

      Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1879. - 110 X 175 mm. 2 tomes reliés plein veau rouge, dos à nerfs orné à chaud, triple encadrement à chaud sur les plats, filet doré sur coupes, dentelles intérieures, tr. dorées, couv. et dos cons. (rel. signée Durvand). XVI-296 et 320 pp. Illustré de 53 eaux-fortes d'Adolphe Lalauze, dont 32 en-têtes, 20 culs-de-lampe et 1 portrait en frontispice. Tirage à petit nombre. Notre exemplaire est un des 25 ex. sur papier de Chine avec épreuve des gravures avant la lettre (Vicaire, livres du XIXe, I-588. Vicaire, 120). Ex-libris. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Physiologie du goût

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, Jouaust 1879 - 2 vol. in-12, demi-maroquin noir à coins, dos à nerfs, têtes dorées, 296 + 320 pp Un des exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de Brillat-Savarin et de 52 eaux-fortes d'ADOLPHE LALAUZE Vicaire 120 Coins légèrement frottés

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works: 24 volumes.

      London; Smith Elder & Co 1879 - Twenty-four volumes complete, 8vo, contemporary half dark red morocco, gilt ruled raised bands, lettered direct in two compartments, the other compartments with floral centres and corners, marbled boards, text edges and endpapers. Some slight rubbing of extremities, now re-polished; a couple of heads of spines very slightly chipped; else a very good, handsome library set. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. In Twenty-Six Volumes [Complete]

      Smith, Elder, & Co., London - 1879-1896. (Hardcover) Very good, no dust jacket. 26 volumes small Octavo (approximately 19.4cm tall). Plates and Illustrations in text from drawings by the author. Uniformly bound in half brown morocco with gilt lettered spine and 5 raised bands, with matching marbled paper covered boards and matching marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Very light shelf wear and occasional minor wear to extremities, last eight volumes in slightly darker brown. A very attractive set. N.B. Extra shipping required. Before placing your order please click the link Ask Bookseller A Question. We can then confirm availability and give you an accurate quote for postage, and also discuss any special requirements. Uncommon in this edition. Includes Vanity Fair, the Newcomers, Henry Desmond, the Virginians, Barry Lyndon, Christmas Stories, and Volume 26 Contributions to Punch (not previously reprinted) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs and Letters of Captain W. Glanville Evelyn, of the 4th Regiment,

      Oxford: Printed for Private Circulation by James Parker and Co., , 1879. (King's Own,) from North America, 1774–1776. Octavo, original rust cloth, title gilt to the spine, gilt panel to the boards. Autotype portrait frontispiece and 7 similar plates. Externally a little rubbed and soiled, front hinge slightly cracked, some light foxing to the prelims, else very good. Limited edition, this copy no. 171 of 250, signed by the editor. Additionally inscribed "From Mr. Evelyn, August, 1881," William John Evelyn, owner of the family seat Wotton House, and of the letters here reprinted, a few corrections in his hand to the memoir. Also with the ownership inscription of Sir Edward G. L. Perrott, Bart., a matrilineal descendant of John Evelyn, and the book labels of Colonel Sir H. C. Perrott, a his gift inscription to his daughter Helena, "from her loving Daddy. The lineal descendant of John Evelyn." Contains Captain Evelyn's account of Lexington and Concord.

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        The Waverley Novels, Complete 48 Volume Set. Waverley, Guy Mannering, Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Heart Of Midlothian, Legend Of Montrose, Bride Of Lammermoor, Ivanhoe, Monastery, Abbot, Kenilworth, Pirate, Fortunes Of Nigel, Peveril Of The Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, Highland Widow/Two Drovers, Fair Maid Of Perth, Anne Of Geierstein, Count Robert Of Paris, Castle Dangerous, Surgeon's Daughter

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1879. 12mo. Very Good, Half Leather On Marbled Boards & End Papers, Pages Top Edge Gilt, with some edge & minor shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle; William Whitman's bookplate inside cover. Illustrated with Steel & Wood Engravings. Each volume between 350-500 pages. Vols 12, 25 & 46 have detached boards. Vols 24 & 28 have small tears on end papers. Vols 38 & 48: head of spine chipped with portion missing. Vol. 26: head of spine repaired, corners rubbed, rebound Half Leather On Green Cloth, Mixed Marbled End Papers. Vol. 27: boards loose, corners rubbed, rebound Half Leather On Green Cloth, Mixed Marbled End Papers.

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        Waverley Novels.

      London: Routledge 1879 - 25 volumes (complete). 8vo, contemporary half tan calf, spines with gilt thistles with corner ornaments within raised bands with red and black lettering pieces; a very pretty set in excellent condition. With the armorial bookplate of J. Monro Walker on front pastedowns. [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. First Edition. Freud'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). 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's biographer Peter Gay:Some of Freud'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'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).Freud'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's paper is dated 1878. Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Standard Edition 1878a. Norman F3. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Et Dukkehjem Skuespil I Tre Aker (A Doll's House)

      Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag Copenhagen 1879 - First Edition. Contemporary 3/4 black leather, pebbled cloth over boards, gilt lettering at spine, raised spine bands. Collection of three original Danish first printings of perhaps Ibsen's most important dramatic works all bound in one volume. Including: Gengangere, Et Familjedrama I Tre Akter (Ghosts), published by Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag in 1881 and En Folkefiende, Skuespil I Fem Akter (An Enemy of the People) published by same publsher in 1882. A Doll's House is still considered to be revolutionary in its realism and challenge to contemporary audiences about women's roles in European society. Very Good volume, front spine edge with leather cracked but with interior hinge firmly bound, nicks and rubbing to spine ends and corners, textually Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dollhouse

      Gyldendaske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son) 1879 - True First Edition. Published in Copenhagen by Gyldendaske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son) in 1879. First Edition, in Danish. Book very good, rubbing on both covers, light wear on edges of both covers through to boards, front free endpaper wrinkled, and previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. No DJ as issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE PATRIE di un Piovenese dal 1869 al 1879. [dalla copertina Memorie Patrie sul Monte Summano e il paese di Piovene a 15 miglia da Vicenza. Parte prima e seconda]. Padova, Giammartini, 1879. Unito: AN. APPENDICE d'illustrazione alle Memorie Patrie del Piovenese.

      Giammartini,, Padova, 1879 - gr. vol. in-8 gr., pp. 525, 80, bross. edit. con fine cornice xilogr. sulla cop. ant. Al fine della seconda parte sono contenute 4 gr. tavv. ripiegate (formato manifesti) raff. i nominativi dei Piovenesi benemeriti. Importante opera che riguarda la storia di Piovene Rocchette e paesi limitrofi nel vicentino, e il Monte Summano: geologia, il vulcano, il culto, San Lorenzo, Montecchio, Rotzo, Chiampo, notizie archeologiche e al fine biografiche dei Piovenesi illustri. Rara ediz. orig. L'opera fu poi riproposta in anni successivi dall'A. che rivelò poi il suo nome. Rumor II, 394. Rottura al d. ma bell'esempl. [098]

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        The Dollhouse

      Gyldendaske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son) 1879 - Published in Copenhagen by Gyldendaske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Son) in 1879. First Edition, in Danish. Book near fine except for foxing on some pages. No DJ as issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ET DUKKEHJEM. SKUESPIL I TRE AKTER

      Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, 1879.. Contemporary quarter calf and boards. Extremities worn, narrow crack in upper portion of one joint, some light foxing and modest soiling, but a good to very good copy, bound with the half-title. First edition of one of Ibsen's most successful mid-career plays, translated into English almost immediately as THE DOLL'S HOUSE, or alternatively, in 1880, as NORA, OR THE DOLL'S HOUSE. Next to HEDDA GABLER, this is possibly Ibsen's most widely known play, remarkable for its frank and innovative theatrical treatment of sexual and social emancipation for women. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 375 (note).

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        The Steeplechase Horse How to Select, Train, and Ride Him

      Thacker, Spink & Co, Calcutta 1879 - Burgundy cloth lightly bumped at tips, red cloth along backstrip rubbed and showing a tiny 1/4" split in the cloth but not frayed at ends, title still legible. Lovely illustration of man jumping horse on frt cover. Black endpapers w/former vintage bookplate on frt pastedown, bit of faint glue residue on black fep. Inner front hinge paper starting at head 1", remainder along with rear inner hinge fine, vintage bookstore sticker on rear pastedown. 179 pgs. Exceedingly rare work in any edition, this is the supremely scarce first edition on the training of the steeplechase horse. Chapters include: General Remarks/ How to Select a Steeplechase Horse/ Age/ How to Put in Condition/ How to Break In/ Schooling/ Training/ Stables and Stable Management/ How to Ride/ Accidents and Diseases/ Medicines, Recipes to Improve Condition, Shoeing. A very rare and important addition for your sporting library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les soeurs vatard

      Paris, G. Charpentier 1879 - Livre d'occasion 19 x 12,5 cm, pleine percaline vert d'eau d'époque, pièce de titre noire, date en pied, fleuron doré, couv. non cons., 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) et 323 pp. Madame Georges Charpentier (née Marguerite-Louise Lemonnier, 1848–1904) était l'épouse de Georges Charpentier, éditeur du roman Les soeurs Vatard. Georges Charpentier publia ensuite En ménage, l'Art Moderne et, surtout, A Rebours, chef d'oeuvre de l'auteur. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart & Place IX, 311. Condition : Edition originale sur papier d'édition (après 10 ex. sur Hollande et 2 ex. h.c. sur Chine). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe sur la page de faux-titre à l'épouse de son éditeur. Exemplaire dans une reliure en percaline d'époque dans son jus (petites accrocs aux coiffes, dos bruni, pages de garde brunies) mais néanmoins désirable. Très belle provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        APUNTES PARA LA HISTORIA DE LA PROVINCIA DE JAÉN: Tomo I, por. 1ª edición. Seguido de: BOCETOS HISTÓRICOS. 1ª edición. Dos obras en un volúmen. Autógrafo.

      - Jaén. Imprenta de D. Santiago de Guindos. 1879. Establecimiento Tipográfico de los Sres. Rubio. 1880, respectivamentee. Dos obras en un volúmen. 8º mayor, xv-512pp-1h, 302pp-3h. Holandesa época, hierros dorados, puntas rozadas. Sellos. Muy buena conservación. Ambos ejemplares firmados y dedicados por el autor. Notas al texto a pie de página. Aunque reza vol. I. es lo único publicado. Joaquín Ruiz Giménez, b. 1855? No en BGE. CCPB000305144-7 y Palau. 281938, para la primera obra, la segunda es muy rara. [DEDICATORIA AUTOGRAFA] [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les soeurs Vatard.

      Charpentier 1879 - - Charpentier, Paris 1879, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline ocre, dos lisse, date en queue, plats de couverture conservés, reliure de l'époque. Quelques taches sans gravité sinon bel exemplaire établi dans une agréable reliure du temps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("CVogt").

      Genf, 12. X. 1879. - ¾ S. 8vo. An den Schriftsteller Paul Lindau (1839-1919) in Berlin, dem er für die Zeitschrift "Nord und Süd" die "gewünschte Besprechung des Brehm'schen Werkes" übersendet und einen Aufsatz über "Schrift" anbietet, "zum Theil mit Anlehnung an die Brochure von Dr. Erlenmeyer darüber, die ich in der Frankf. Zeitung besprochen habe. Der Aufsatz würde [.] für Nord u. Süd passen. Wollen Sie ihn? Vor einem Monat wird er aber nicht fertig sein, da ich noch Experimente darüber an Schulen erstellen lasse [.]". - Mit kleinem Antwortvermerk der Adressaten am linken oberen Rand. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Complete Atlas

      London and Glasgow: William Collins and Sons, 1879. The Complete Atlas, consisting of One Hundred and Twenty Maps of Modern, Historical, Classical, and Physical Geography; with descriptive letterpress... by James Bryce... William F. Collier and... Leonhard Schmitz. 4to (338 x 263mm.), 16 coloured engraved city views, coloured maps (including a few profiles, etc.) printed on 112 pages, illustrations in text, contemporary half morocco, gilt edges, spine rubbed. The city views are London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Calcutta, Pekin, Montreal, New York, Melbourne and Sydney. From the celebrated atlas library of Lord Wardington..

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        Sveriges medeltid

      Kulturhistorisk skildring. Del I-III. P. A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag, Stockholm 1879-1903. Del I i tre volymer. [2],iii,[3],317,[1] + iv,321-712 + iv,713-1025,[1] sidor. Del II i tre volymer. [4],222 + [4],223-609,[1] + [6],613-984 sidor. Del III i tvÃ¥ volymer. [4],524 + [4],525-1116 sidor. Rikt illustrerade. Samtida fina ljusbruna halvfranska band med fem upphöjda bind, rik förgylld dekorativ ryggdekor, röda titeletiketter samt röda snitt. NÃ¥got skavda ryggar. [25x17 cm]. Del IV som utkom 1953 saknas i denna fina svit. Ã…tta robusta volymer med ren och fin inlaga. PÃ¥ dryga tretusen sidor beskriver Hildebrand medeltiden sÃ¥ som den tedde sig pÃ¥ landsbygden och i städerna. Han ger en bild av näringar och samfärdsel. Han skildrar kungamakten och stormännens liv, krigsväsendet och kyrkan. Verket behandlar landabygden och städerna. Hans Hildebrand var en av den svenska lärdomshistoriens giganter, närmast jämförbar med Henrik Schück inom litteraturhistorien. Han hade en unik bredd i sitt vetande och var väl förtrogen med bÃ¥de litterära urkunder och internationell litteratur i ämnet. Hildebrand tillhörde en generation forskare som vÃ¥gade ställa hypoteser och dra slutsatser. Kanske var slutsatserna inte alltid sÃ¥ väl underbyggda, men de bidrog till att föra forskningen vidare. En forskare som Hildebrand hade ocksÃ¥ den stilistiska förmÃ¥gan att göra sin framställning levande.

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        Gesamtans., aus der Ferne.

      . Bleistiftzeichnung n. H. Bayer, dat. 1879, 30,2 x 46. Blick von einer Küstenstraße über die Bucht auf Sestri Levante. Hübsche Skizze als Vorlage für ein Gemälde oder für den Druck auf rötlich gefärbtem Papier, mit einigen handschriftlichen Buchstaben, wohl für die Farbgebung. - Rechts unten handschriftlich signiert, datiert ( 2.8.(18)79 und bezeichnet ( " Sestri di Levante ). - Bis auf wenige Randläsuren ein sehr schön erhaltenes Blatt, wohl aus der Hand des Breslauer Malers Hermann Bayer. - Lit.: Th.- B., Bd. III, S.99.

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        TRUTHS ABOUT WHISKY

      London, printed by Sutton Sharpe and Co, 145 Queen Victoria Street, E.C. 1879.. SECOND EDITION 1879. 8vo, approximately 215 x 145 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 4 folding tinted lithographs of Dublin Distilleries, pages: vi, [1], 1-103, [10]= adverts etc. original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to covers and decoration in black, spine blank, original yellow endpapers. Slight rubbing and shelf wear to binding, 2 pale spots to upper cover, occasional dusty mark to margins, otherwise a very good clean copy.

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        Heilige Antonius - Sautoni. ÖL auf Leinwand.

      1879 1879 - 57 x 37 cm, 74 x 83 cm, Guter Zustand. Rechts unten signiert: Nach P. Deschwanden, Heinrich Kaiser, 1879. - Melchior Paul von Deschwanden (1811- 1881 in Stans) Schweizer Maler des Nazarenerstils. Heinrich Kaiser [oder Keyser] (1813-1900), Kunstmaler in Stans und Schüler Deschwandens. Studien in Mailand und Rom. Porträts, darunter von Papst Gregor XVI. Erfolgreicher Kirchenmaler.- Der heilige Antonius der Große wurde anno 251 in Kome, Ägypten, als Sohn wohlhabender christlicher Eltern geboren und starb im Jahr 356 im begnadeten Alter von 105 Jahren. Nach dem Tod seiner Eltern verschenkte er seinen Besitz und führte in der Wüste ein asketisches Leben. Auf den heiligen Antonius lassen sich erste Mönchsgemeinschaften zurückführen, weshalb er auch als "Vater der Mönche" gilt. Die Antoniusverehrung kam über Konstantinopel nach Europa, wo er als Patron der Ritter und Bauern, aber auch der Haustiere, besonders der Schweine, große Verehrung fand. Letztes brachte ihm auch den Beinamen "Sautoni" ein. Außerdem gilt Antonius, der Einsiedler, auch als Patron der Hirten, Weber, Fleischhacker, Zuckerbäcker und sogar der Totengräber. Um Beistand gebeten wird der Heilige bei Feuersnot, bei Hautkrankheiten, besonders bei Rotlauf und Gürtelrose, die einst mitunter sogar tödlich endeten. 2500 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Map of Blanco County

      St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., 1879. AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT Paper size: 44" x 32" Texas, without gold mines or fabulous cities, was rich with abundant and affordable pubic land, which attracted a steady stream of visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lured by the dream of land ownership or profit from land speculation, many left their homelands for the Texas wilderness. It would be difficult to find better illustrations of this migration than the county survey maps charting the boundaries of tracts and names of grantees. These early maps, contemporary with the arrival of new settlers, provide a fascinating visual history of Texas land policy and the settlement of the Lone Star State. While Texas remained a Spanish dominion, land grants were granted to Spanish subjects only. Authority to grant land rested with the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City until 1767 when the governor of the province of Texas was invested with the authority to issue grants. In 1820 Spain passed a law allowing foreigners to settle in the empire. The government of the now independent Mexico, which controlled the vast public lands of Texas, followed its colonial predecessor's example and in the proceeding years thousands of Anglo Americans undertook the arduous journey across the continent to take advantage of the opportunity to become Texas landowners. Large land grants were also awarded to colony leaders called empresarios, the most famous of whom are probably Moses and his son Stephen Austin. With no central land office, each colony appointed a land commissioner to issue titles to settlers. In 1830 the Mexican congress outlawed further immigration from the United States, sparking the Texas Revolution in the fall of 1835. Upon the establishment of the new Republic in 1836, Texas secured ownership of more than 200 million acres of public land. The Republic of Texas continued the land policies of Spain and Mexico and under its constitution awarded first-class headright to land to all single men and heads of families residing in Texas on March 2, 1836. The first congress of the Republic also established a General Land Office and during the years of independence a total of 36,876,492 acres was parceled out. The pioneers who settled this land helped defend Texan borders from both Indians and Mexico, the latter of which was eager to regain its lands. They also provided valuable tax revenue for the new nation. Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the Union in 1845. With the exception of the thirteen colonies, it is unique among the states because, upon its admittance, it retained its public lands thus providing for its economic strength and success. The new state used some of this land to settle its debts and make public improvements. Under the terms of the Compromise of 1850, Texas ceded its claim to 67 million acres of land to the west and northwest of its current boundaries in exchange for a payment of $10 million. After the settlement of its $7.75 million of debt, Texas used the remainder of the payment to establish a permanent school fund, build a new capitol and governor's mansion, and create a hospital for the mentally ill. The settlement of this public land remained an important part of state policy. Many of the Spanish community property and homestead laws were retained through the era of Mexican rule and the republican period and remained in practice after Texas became a state. Among these, property was exempt from forced sale and land grants extended only as far as the riverbank and not to the middle of the stream, as dictated by Anglo-Saxon common law. The government retained ownership of the streambed and water flowing through it. Most importantly for Texas, Spanish law held th. Book.

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