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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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      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 Chess Monthly

      Jas Wade, London 1879 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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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      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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        A digest of cases of trade mark, trade name trade secret, goodwill, &c. decided in the courts of the United Kingdom, India, the colonies and the United States of America

      London: Stevens and Sons, 1879. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Inscribed and dated by author. Physical desc.: xxiv, 472 p. 22 cm [30] ; Subject: Law.

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        Travels with a Donkey in the Ceyennes

      C. Kegan Paul and Company, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good. London: C. Kegan Paul & Company, 1879. First Edition, First Printing, which consisted of only 750 copies. In Near Very Good condition. Front and rear hinges started. Small binder's label to rear paste down. The cloth shows light rubbing and edge wear, with light fraying to corners, rear joint and spine ends. Light rubbing to gilt stamping. A nice copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published work, which is considered to be a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.

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        Das Skalen - Photometer. Ein Neues Instrument zur mechanischen Messung des Lichtes

      Leipzig, 1879. First Edition. Contemp. cloth backed bds. A very good copy; gum labels on spine (NOT x-lib.) 8vo., There is a frontis. of the device; text illus.; 3 fldg. plates. Zollner's exposition of the theory and construction of his new instrument. A very important contribution to astronomical studies and superb piece of science. A most important instrument book. See DSB.

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      [New York. 1879].. Thirty-one images, averaging 7 x 9 inches, mounted on 11 x 14-inch cards. Several mounts slightly chipped. Minor soiling. Mounts lightly warped. Cyanotype prints bright and clear. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. An extremely rare and important series of photographic views of Central Park by Augustus Hepp, the Superintending Gardener for Central Park, and previously one of the thirty-three entrants in the 1857 design competition for the park. "In 1879 Hepp was commissioned by the U.S. Secretary of State, William Evarts, to make photographs of the park to be presented to the French Government. By then the park was considered completed - all of the major structures had been built, and trees, shrubs and other landscape elements planted over the previous two decades had had time to grow and acquire a natural appearance. It was time for the city to proclaim its magnificent civic achievement to the world. In addition to images of highlights of the picturesque landscape, Hepp's photographs show the features of the newly built park, such as Bethesda Terrace and Belvedere Castle, as well as several others that no longer exist, including the Mineral Springs Pavilion and the original Boathouse" - from notes for the exhibition "Central Park in Blue," mounted by the Museum of the City of New York in 2003 for the park's 150th anniversary. Hepp used the cyanotype process for his photographs, yielding images with a characteristic blue tint. Twenty-five of Hepp's cyanotypes were included in the exhibition, selected from a group of forty in the Museum's collection. Only three sets of Hepp's Central Park cyanotype views are known to exist, and this is likely the only set ever to be offered for sale. One set was presented, as planned, to the French government. The set at the Museum of the City of New York - with which this set was compared - was acquired before 1958 as a gift from Ruth Hepp, presumably a descendant of the photographer. This set likewise came from the dispersal of the family estate. This set of images is mounted on glazed paper card stock, all stamped on the verso, "From the Collection of A. Hepp" and bearing Hepp's manuscript title labels which record the site, location, and vantage point - none of which appear on the Museum's set of prints. The condition of the two sets is comparable, with an occasional corner of a mount chipped away and slight warping of the boards. In both cases, some prints are better than others, with slight fading to some, while in others the stunning blue of the cyanotype medium is superbly represented. The Museum's set of forty views contains eleven images not represented here, while this set of thirty-one contains four views not found in the Museum's set. These views, which are the photographer's own retained prints, bearing his own holograph titles, offer a fresh, newly minted testimonial to the picturesque wilderness and architectural aesthetic envisioned by Olmsted and Vaux. The cyanotype process enjoyed a considerable vogue around 1880, probably accounting for Hepp's choice of this medium. It yields a photograph in continuous tones of Prussian blue. The sculptures of Daniel Webster, Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, the Pilgrim, and the Falconer; the whimsically international buildings and the lovely bridges, some of which no longer exist; the water features and fountains, the goat carts, the newly finished Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the mature plantings in their pastoral context, are optimally presented by the man in charge of their care. Altogether, a fine record of America's first and greatest public park. Images included in the set are as follow: 1) "Projecting Rock, North End of Park, between 7th and 8th Aves. near 110th St." 2) "The Falconer, Bronze Figure...." 3) "The Terrace, from the Path leading to the Boat House." 4) "The Boat House from a Rock north west of it in the Rambles." 5) "The Marble Arch [...] End of Mall." 6) "The Balcony seen from Rambles." 7) "The Belvedere (West Side) with 79th St. Transverse Road Tunnel." 8) "The Dairy. Place of Refreshment betw. East and Center Drive, near Transverse Rd. N.1." 9) "The Tigress. Bronze group...on Hill betw. Terrace and Horse Fountain." 10) "Bankrock Bridge, from a Point South and looking north towards reservoir." 11) "The Music Stand, Moorish Pavilion west of Promenade near the Terrace." 12) "The Terrace, as seen from the Top of East Wing." 13) "Bethesda, (Fountain) as seen from the path leading to the Boat House." 14) "View from a point north of Horse Fountain, Bow Bridge looking towards Museum of Nat. History." 15) "Fountain & Part of Esplanade seen from East Wing of Terrace looking North-west." 16) "Daniel Webster. Bronze statue...Junction of West Drive & 72nd St. Cross Road." 17) "The Goat Carriages, North End of Mall." 18) "Sir Walter Scott. Bronze by South End of Mall." 19) "The Obelisk. West of Mus. of Art, from a point south west." 20) "View from the westerly walk in Ramble, over the lake towards 8th Ave. The Dakota & San Remo in the distance." 21) "The Museum of Art, from a point south of it." 22) "Bronze Figure...commemorating the Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers on Plymouth Rock Dec. 21st 1620. East Drive near 72nd St. cross Rd." 23) "Bridge across the bridle Path and Bay of Lake near 8th Ave. betw. 76th and 78th Sts." 24) "The Mineral Springs near West Drive and 72nd St. Cross Road." 25) "Shakespeare. Bronze Statue by South End of Mall." 26) "The Belvedere, from a point on rock south east." 27) "Gapstow Bridge, across 59th St. Lake, from a point south east of it." 28) "Mount St. Vincent before its destruction." 29) "The Swedish School House Cottage, West End." 30) "Glenspan Bridge, West Drive opposite 102nd & 103rd Streets." 31) Untitled, statue of St. Joseph in wild glade, on a variant mount.

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      Omaha: Land Department Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1879., 1879. First edition. 8vo. 9" X 6" pictorial wrappers with map on back cover, 32 pp., introduction, illustrated, maps. Two engraved views from the Elkhorn & Platte valley/county. The land grant comprises central Nebraska, southern Wyoming, and northern Colorado and Utah. Description, advantages, water resources, climate, soil, live stock raising, farming, markets, timber, minerals, information about homesteads, advantages of living in colonies, etc. Light stamp of Union Pacific Railroad on upper portion of front cover, else a fine, bright copy.

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        Our Island Home, A Tasmanian Sketch Book

      Hobart: J. Walch, London, Ward, 1879. Folio, full-page lithographic plates; a few leaves lightly spotted and marked, the title-page strengthened but a good copy in the original decorated cloth, all edges gilt. First edition and characteristic of her best illustrated work, this was Meredith's first major literary and artistic undertaking since 1860. The illustrations are based on pencil sketches and in the preface Meredith states 'The desire to render such honour as I might to the scenery of Tasmania, by the publication of a volume of landscape sketches…'. Unlike her natural history books, the illustrations are tinted only and include views of Hobart, Mount Wellington, Herne Bay and the Derwent Valley.

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        Geschichte der Perser und Araber zur Zeit der Sasaniden. Aus der arabischen Chronik de Tabari übersetzt und mit ausführlichen Erläuterungen und Ergänzungen versehn von Th. Nöldeke.

      Leiden, Brill, 1879.. Gr- 8°. XXVIII, 503 SS. Halb-Leinen d. Zt.. Bedeutende Übersetzung mit reichem Kommentar und Register. - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, nur zu Beginn etwas stärker. Einband berieben, Vorsatz vorne erneuert, Rücken mit kleinen Platzstellen, aber solide.

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        History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Truckee, CA: Crowley & McGlashan, 1879. The definitive account of America's most famous incident of cannibalism. The author personally interviewed 22 of the 24 survivors who were stranded without food in the high Sierras, while enroute to California in 1846-47. Original embossed cloth, lightly edge-worn and gently bumped at the corners; textblock beginning to separate at the base of the front gutter but still tightly bound. The somewhat acidic paper is aged and tender, but very clean. 193p.; Howes M-102; Graff 2610; Rader 2295. . First Edition. Embossed Brown Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Monogram Album in which monograms are incorporated into elaborate pen and pencil work

      Full Morocco. Very Good. N.d., circa 1870s (one later illustration is dated 1879). With eight illustrations of penwork incorporating monograms and an occasional die-cut, plus eight other original ink drawings, three signed by M. L. Robinson, which is almost surely the married name of Ms. Casebourne, and one unfinished drawing. The penwork throughout is sophisticated. A few of the images are copies of known works, such as a buck modeled after Landseer's rendering of such. The majority, though, are almost certainly truly original, which does not mean that they might not have been heavily influenced by other works. The hand is manifestly skilled. One female visage is used repeatedly, and in a few illustrations, the same face is repeated with only minor modifications, and so one might conjecture that the face was a self-portrait. Depicted are a lady riding side-saddle, three sportswomen (croquet, angling and probably archery are represented), and young maidens dressed probably for a ball. Other images include bouquets, sporting, coastal and country life scenes. We can infer that the album was begun by Ms. Casebourne as a nubial young woman from a good family, and she continued with it upon marrying. In the album we catch glimpses of the lifestyle of such a woman of the period. The leather binder housing the album has considerable wear. There is light finger soiling on the margins and the back of the illustrated leaves. The album measures 11.5 by 9.5 inches, 30 by 24 cm.

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        The Land of the Midian. (Revisited)

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co.. Very Good. 1879. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition - 1879 Variant maroon cloth, not mentioned in Penzer. Six colored lithographic plates, folding map. ; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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      Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1879.. Large octavo. Brown cloth, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Small gilt morocco bookplate on pastedown, minor wear at tips, head and toe of spine frayed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, the so-called "large-paper" issue of 516 copies, issued simultaneously with the regular issue, but printed prior to it. Inscribed by the author: "Charles W. Eliot With the kind regards of Oliver Wendell Holmes Dec. 25th 1878." The earliest presentation copy noted in the standard references is the copy inscribed to Thomas Motley on the 13th. After that, Christmas Day is most often seen as the date attached to inscriptions (perhaps executed in advance in anticipation of their receipt as gifts). The recipient, Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926), assumed the presidency of Harvard in 1869, and enjoyed a long career as educational reformer. BAL 8933. CURRIER & TILTON, pp.172-3.

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        Autographed Letter Signed on "The Women's Journal" stationery

      Boston 1879 - Prominent American abolitionist and suffragist who was a strong advocator of woman%u2019s rights. Two-page letter (front and back) with extraordinary content, 8.25 x 5 inches, Boston, January 25, 1879. Signed three times in the text and again at the conclusion; written to Frances Munson, a fellow graduate of Oberlin College, in part: ".As all Oberlin students are in a sense dear friends I address you by that title in spite of the 'Mrs. Lucy Stone Blackwell,' which you called me. I am called Lucy Stone, never had a prefix or suffix. But as it is 33 years since I left Oberlin I can easily partake for the mistake.It has occurred to me to ask the 'Society Woman' if the young men can not be used by you. If such arrangement could be made it would be an expense saved. You do not want one study hall and it will cost much more than $3,000 for a really creditable one of any size. Consult President Fairchild and see if an arrangement can not be made to have a hall. I will let the woman's journal do what it can for you and I will give you money if you build. I give myself and all I have more than enough to help woman's rights. And so I have little for anything else." Accompanied by the original handwritten envelope. The letter has two horizontal folds and several small stains; very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Our Island Home, A Tasmanian Sketch Book

      J. Walch, London, Ward, Hobart 1879 - Folio, full-page lithographic plates; a few leaves lightly spotted and marked, the title-page strengthened but a good copy in the original decorated cloth, all edges gilt. First edition and characteristic of her best illustrated work, this was Meredith's first major literary and artistic undertaking since 1860. The illustrations are based on pencil sketches and in the preface Meredith states 'The desire to render such honour as I might to the scenery of Tasmania, by the publication of a volume of landscape sketches?'. Unlike her natural history books, the illustrations are tinted only and include views of Hobart, Mount Wellington, Herne Bay and the Derwent Valley. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Path of Life : Or Aims and Aids to Success and Happiness

      Chicago, Illinois: Western Publishing House. Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1879. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 6 x 8.75 in.: 600 pages. Corners of boards are worn and hinge is starting to lightly separate at title page, but has been well repaired by archival tape. Early pages are slightly rippled but are complete. Edge of many pages are lightly stained, presumably due to moisture penetrating book sometime during its over 130-year life. Otherwise, hinges are tight and pages are complete. Has decorative green cloth boards, with gilt lettering and illustration on the front board and spine. Page block edges are marbled. Contains 600 pages of beautiful, historical and informative text. All seven etched black and white plates are present with tissue guards (frontispiece and facing pp. 36, 120, 238, 408, 508, and 586. "The subject-matter of this book, Success and Happiness, has been the consideration of every eminent pen, from the days of Solomon to the present. To say any thing strictly new would be impossible; nor would we presume that our knowledge and experience would be as valuable as the maxims of the wise and sublime truths which have become a part of the standard literature." .

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