The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1879

        Map Of Coleman Co

      St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., 1879. AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT Lithograph Paper size: 25" x 18 3/4" 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. Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 3.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
 4.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        [COLLECTION OF THIRTY-ONE MOUNTED CYANOTYPE VIEWS OF CENTRAL PARK]

      [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 Bridge....as 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        GUIDE TO THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD LANDS. 12,000,000 ACRES. 3,000,000 ACRES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEBRASKA NOW FOR SALE

      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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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. .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
 11.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY A MEMOIR

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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." .

      [Bookseller: KEENER BOOKS (Member IOBA)]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Aus Den Alpen. Ansichten Aus Der Alpenwelt Nach Original-Gemalden von Franz Alt

      Wien.: Eduard Holzel.. No date. [ Ca. 1879].. 25 chromolithographic plates, images approximately 10 1/2 x 15 inches mounted as issued on sheet size 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, loose in decorative card portfolio with cloth spine. Portfolio cloth spine split: covers loose and worn with abrasions, cloth tie at right missing, a few notations in thick pen on inner front cover. The majority of the plates are in very good condition with light scattered foxing to card supports. There is heavier foxing to the margins of the following plates: Konigsspitze, Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Gosausee, Bruneck, Kufstein, Hintersee, Hallstadter-See. One inch tear at edge of card support of plates Salzburg, Ausfluss aus dem Raibl, well outside plate. Some tissue paper adhesion to plates Castell Tenno, Konigsspitze, Gosausee, Ferleiten (little abrasion to right edge of image), Rosengarten bei Bozen. Three plates have pinholes just above and beneath the image; chip to upper right corner of Gosausee. Handsome, large chromolithographs on textured paper after paintings by Franz Alt (the majority), J. Varonne, Ad. Waagen, A. Hansch, Carl Hasch, Carl Moser, E. Mahlknecht, A. Podesta, and A. Kappis. The views are titled on a small paper label glued to the verso of the sheets, although the titles are not always exactly the same as on the title page listing. Titles as marked on verso of plates are: Berchtesgaden (lightest foxing to plate), Innsbruck, Hallstadter-See, Salzburg (view of Kapuzinerberg), Riva am Garda-See, Konig-See, Ferleiten, Kufstein, Ober-see, Bruneck, Zell am See, Hintersee, Castell Tenno, Bucht Von Balanza (corrected in pencil to Pallanza), Salzburg (Vorstadt Stein), Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Konigsspitze, Monte Cristallo, Gosausee, Partenkirchen (titled "Zugspitze im Baierischen Hochgebirge" on title page) Rosengarten bei Bozen, Velder-See, Grundelsee, Hohenschwangau, Traunkirchen. No date of publication in the portfolio, but a date of 1879 is given in the copy (with 8 plates) held by Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek / Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Another copy with 21 plates is located at Cambridge University Library. A scarce and beautiful record. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Album des Trabrenn-Sport.

      Berlin, H. Schnaebeli & Co, 1879.. Oblong 8vo (330 x 265 mm). 16 original albumen prints, c. 205 x 150 mm. Mounted on original boards. Original richly decorated cloth, on front cover: "Album des Trabrenn-Sport. H. Schnaebeli & Co. Hof-Photographen u. Kunstverlag. Berlin Unter den Linden 30".. Fine album of original albumen prints depicting trotting. All horses and jockeys are identified in handwriting on the opposite page. 1 Cremien. 2. Lump. schw. H. v. Lump a. d. Nelly Parker. Züchter u. Bes. Gestüt Mariahall. 3. Mazeppa. Fahrer J. W. Raymer. 4. anon. 5. France's Alexander. Schwarzer Hengst v. Ben Patschen a. d. Jenny Martin. Besitzer Gestüt Mariahall. 6. Lynwood. Schimmel-Hengst v. Clinker a. d. Belton Maid. Besitzer. Berliner Trabrenn-Verein. 7. Sunol. Braune Stute v. Electioneer a. d. Wazana. Besitzer Rob. Bronner. 8. Djelowaja. Schimmel-Stute v. Atlasnuyi a. d. Delni. Besitzer und Fahrer Herr G. Barthels. 9. Blue belle. Fuchs-Stute v. Blue Bull. Besitzer: Gestüt Mariahall. Trainer u. Fahrer L. Raymer. 10. Polly. Braune Stute v. Hamdallah a. d. Belle. Besitzer: Herr Ehrich. Trainer u. Fahrer Joe Raymer. 11. Tiger. F. H. gez. in Russland 1873 v. Stroining a. d. Saszita. Besitzer: Albas Singer in Wien. 12. Lumpazius. br. H. v. Lump a. d. Addre E. C. Züchter u. Bes. Gestüt Mariahall. 13. Sametz. 14. Maud. S. Fuchs-Stute v. Harlod a. d. Miss Russell. 15. Ledenaja. Fahrer J. W. Raymer. 16. Jersey Thorne brauner Hengst v. Thorndale a. d. Martha, Besitzer Mr. Wilson. - Most photographs signed in the plate: H. Schnaebeli; one dated 1879. Very early example of an album illustrating horses, horsemanship and trotting. Extremely scarce: we were unable to trace another copy in any public library according to OCLC-Worldcat and KVK; not in JAP or ABPC. - Binding a bit discoloured, otherwise very well preserved. Boards show some browning and foxing; albumen prints in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 17.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Australian Steam Ship "Norfolk"... J. Pyne O'Callaghan, Commander

      London: published by John Day, October, 1879. Hand-coloured lithograph measuring 470 x 295mm., closed tear affecting lower blank margin, very good, mounted. A handsome hand-coloured lithograph of Australian passenger steam ship Norfolk by eminent marine artist and lithographer Thomas Goldsworth Dutton. The Norfolk made several passages to Australia, running from Sydney and London between 1879 and 1882 - she was an impressive steamer, being the second largest non-naval vessel constructed on the Thames to that date. An article in the Melbourne Argus (6 November 1879) describes her prodigious size, being 'constructed on the girder principle, and of enormous strength having floors of considerable depth and thickness. Her masts are of iron in one length with yards of steel…' The Norfolk was capable of carrying 500 passengers in ample and well ventilated cabins in addition to 2,000 tons of freight and 1,300 tons of coal. Yet her Australian commission was to be relatively short lived. In 1882 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co purchased the Norfolk and renamed her La Plata, with her maiden South American voyage commencing in October of 1882. Dutton was a leading marine artist of his era. His printmaking is amply represented in the catalogue Macpherson collection of prints and drawings held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich: 'his ship portraits were all-pervading in the nineteenth century. Fighting ships, merchant sailing ships and yachts all came alike to him. He died about 1882 and with him died maritime prints as we know them.' A copy of this lithograph is known in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Geschichte der Cavallerie seit den frühesten Zeiten mit Betrachtungen über ihre Zukunft. Aus dem Englischen übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Brix.

      Berlin, Mittler, 1879.. 8°. XXXV, 1010 SS., 1 w. Bl. Roter Halb-Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des militärischen Standardwerkes über die Geschichte der Kavallerie. - Unser Exemplar stammt aus dem Besitz des Herzogs Ernst von Sachsen mit seinem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz und dem Wappensupralibros auf dem Vorderdeckel. - Der kanadische Offizier George Taylor Denison (1839 - 1925) war Kommandeur der Leibgarde des Generalgouverneurs von Kanada und Verfasser mehrerer militärgechichtlicher Werke. - Schönes Exemplar, Einband an den Kanten teils etwas beschabt, die Deckel leicht fleckig, sonst sauber und sehr dekorativ gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
 20.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Demoniality or Incubi and Succubi: A Treatise

      Paris:: Isidore Liseux,. Very Good. 1879. Hardcover. From the original Latin manuscript translated into French and now translated into English, with the Latin text. First edition thus. A front endpaper bears two gift inscriptions by Edmund Wilson - the first to poet and novelist Elinor Wylie (dated 1925) and the second to Dorothy Walsh (dated 1964?). Sextodecimo, half-bound in dark red leather and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering along spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Minor edge wear and age toning, else very good. Binding is solid and tight. ; 251 pages .

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Lilith. Gedicht in drie Zangen.

      Haarlem, W.C. de Graaff, [1879; MDLM: 'Van deze uitgave zijn ook exemplaren vervaardigd zonder jaartal op de titelpagina en het omslag of de band']. Bedrukt perkament (rug professioneel gerestaureerd). (4), 66 p. Niet afgesneden. 1e druk.* Auteursexemplaar, met de signatuur van Emants in de rechterbovenhoek van het voorplat. Bovendien is dit het vooralsnog enig bekende luxe-exemplaar, gedrukt in bruin en zwart met rode kaders op geschept papier, gebonden in een band van heelperkament.Cf.: Marcellus Emants, Schrijvers prentenboek deel 23, (Den Haag, NLMD, 1984), p. 18 (dit exemplaar!).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
 22.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        REVI - LONA. A Romance of Love in a Marvelous Land.

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        How to Train in Archery. Being a Complete Study of the York Round. Comprising an Exhaustive Manual of Long-Range Bow Shooting for the Use of those Archers Who Wish to Become Contestants of the Grand National Association Meetings

      I, E 1879. First Edition. Owner's name, date, and place "Sept 7th, '80, Archery Grove" on front free endpaper. Minor edgewear to binding, light discoloration to back cover, otherwise a very good, clean, tight copy. Gilt design on cover bright. Green cloth hardcover with gilt design on front cover, 4.375 " x 6". Frontis. 54 pages of text followed by 12 pages of accolades for and equipment inventory of E.H. Horsman, manufacturer. Four pages of ads of New York City businesses follow.

      [Bookseller: The Good Times Bookshop]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Jefferson Davis handwritten three page memo to Major W.T. Walthall who was assisting him in preparing ?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government,? critiquing his late ex brother-in-law Gen. Richard Taylor?s new book re Gen. John Bell Hood ? ?quite wrong as to the orders under which Beauregard went to the South and the purpose I expected him to promote ? beyond the stage at which the pursuit of Sherman was feasible, I was one of those who wished more than was expected from the invasion of Tenn ? . How did Bgd. abandon the Army after joining it??

      Important Autograph Letter, not signed, 3p, 5.5? x 8? front & verso on two conjoined sheets. Beauvoir, May 26 [1879]. To Major [William T.] Walthall. Docketed on verso of third page ?Pres. Davis / Mem. for Gen. Hood / 26 May 1879? by Walthall. Mended on verso of lower blank area on third page. Fine condition.Headed ?Memo? by Jefferson Davis, completely in his hand, but not signed. At the time, Major William T. Walthall (1820-1899) was assisting Davis in the preparation of ?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government? (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881) and this was information Davis wanted Walthall to have. Journalist William T. Walthall joined the Confederate States Army in 1861 and, by the end of the War, had risen to the rank of Major. After the War, Walthall was editorial writer for the ?Mobile Register.? In 1876, he moved from Alabama to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, to assist Jefferson Davis in the preparation of ?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government?

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Resources of Montana Territory and Attractions of Yellowstone National Park.

      Helena, Montana: By the Montana Legislature, 1879. - 8vo., (9 x 6 inches). 4-page Advertisement including recto of lower wrapper (vertical crease, professionally and gently washed and deacidified). Engraved frontispiece "Map of Montana Territory"; 12 illustrations in the text, including some full-page (evenly toned). Original publisher's gray printed paper wrappers with Union Pacific and Utah & Northern Railroads map on the lower cover (backstrip and small portion of lower wrapper repaired, not affecting the image, one or two pale stains). First edition. "It seems likely that the present work was compiled by Strahorn, printed at Omaha , and the edition sold to the Montana Legislature " (McMurtrie, Montana Imprints 162). It appears that Strahorn produced this pamphlet on behalf of the Union Pacific Railroad, as he worked in their Publicity Department at the time of publication, providing a map showing the route to Montana and Yellowstone Park on the lower wrapper (Sloan). The illustrations include a birds-eye view of Helena (not noted by Reps), which is the same view used in Warner's Montana directory of 1879. "When he was eighteen, Strahorn was advised by a physician to move to the Rockies for his health. In 1870 he went west, became a tramp printer, and for the next seven years crowded into his life the many experiences which made him a knowledgeable Westerner. He worked at the case, the desk, and the circulation counter for newspapers in Denver, Greeley, Cheyenne, Central City, and Black Hawk. He tried his luck at being a cowboy, but abandoned the attempt when a bronco bucked him off, leaving him with a lifelong injury (presumably hernia). "In September, 1877, Strahorn went to Marengo, Illinois, to marry Carrie Adell Green. En route, he gave a copy of [his book, The Hand-Book of Wyoming (1877)] to Thomas L. Kimball, general passenger agent for the Union Pacific in Omaha. After the wedding the young couple headed for Cheyenne and an uncertain future. On their way west, they stopped over in Omaha. There Strahorn learned that Kimball had shown the book to Jay Gould, president of the Union Pacific, and that Gould wanted Strahorn to form a literary bureau (an antecedent of the modern publicity department) for the railroad. "Gould planned to have Strahorn write guidebooks publicizing the entire area served and to be served by the Union Pacific. The new literary bureau would be a part of the passenger department, and it would be under Kimball's supervision. Strahorn was to travel throughout the West gathering information for the guidebooks that Kimball requested - a book about the Mountain West generally and a separate one about each of the individual states and territories.His job was not to publicize the Union Pacific but the entire West, not to sell Union Pacific lands but to attract settlers who would create freight tonnages and passenger revenues" (Oliver Knight, The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 1968). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS80. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago , and a Journey from Port Phillip to South Asutralia in 1839

      Adelaide: Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, with six woodcuts of sketches by the author; a good copy in modern half cloth. The distinctly rare first edition of this account of Hamilton's experiences droving a herd of sheep from Port Philip to Adelaide. He settled in South Australia on his arrival in 1839, and exhibited paintings in Adelaide's first two art exhibitions. In 1864 the Adelaide Advertiser praised his accurate renderings and said his drawings of horses "have no equals in the colony". Five of his drawings were engraved for Eyre's Journals of Discovery into Central Australia and, along with his contemporary S.T. Gill, his drawings were used to illustrate the published journals of Grey. He owned his own lithographic press and made prints from his drawings which made him, according to Robert Holden, probably the first print-maker in South Australia. In 1848 Hamilton was appointed second clerk in the Colonial Treasury, and subsequently entered the police force, serving as Commissioner of Police from 1867 to 1882.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago , and a Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839

      Adelaide: Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, frontispiece and five wood engraved plates, a little rubbed and marked yet a very good copy in the publisher's gilt lettered cloth, bumped. Two important overland journeys from Port Phillip to Adelaide. A scarce and informative account of grazing life in south-eastern Australia, with vibrant and conversational descriptions of Port Phillip and Adelaide. The author, George Hamilton, worked as a grazier for many years before appointed an inspector of the mounted police in Adelaide in 1853. A prolific author and amateur artist, Hamilton was closely associated with Australian inland exploration and later attained the rank of police commissioner. This book relates early adventures including a detailed account of an overland journey from Port Phillip to Adelaide in the winter of 1839 with 350 head of cattle. Hamilton travelled the route used by Charles Bonney west from Port Phillip, following the coast until Lake Alexandrina and later crossing the Murray river at Wellington. With tremendous difficulty Bonney eventually reached Adelaide by traversing Mount Barker and the Lofty ranges to the east of the present-day city, having drunk the blood of a bullock for lack of water. The author narrates a glum warning he received (and promptly ignored) against taking this route from a fellow at the Port Phillip Club - 'This person was of the tribe of those friends who revel in the misfortunes of their neighbours, who sit near the fire on cold blustering nights and hug themselves lovingly, feeling the comfort of their position…' Needless to say the journey was filled with danger and hardship, yet the author writes with good humour about his experiences in a vast and barely explored wilderness. His account is rich with descriptions of contact and trading with Aboriginal tribes, and is filled with curious natural history details and observations.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph letter signed, to George Campbell of Duntroon

      Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, 1879. 4 pp., black bordered notepaper with crest; in fine condition. Eyre reminiscing in old age. An attractive autograph letter from the explorer and governor of South Australia, Edward John Eyre, to 'Campbell' - evidently the pastoralist George Campbell. Eyre had first met George's father Robert Campbell as early as 1834 when he overlanded a great deal of stock for the prominent grazier. The connection between the two men continued when Eyre set off on his 1837 overland expedition to South Australia from Campbell's property at Limestone Plains (Duntroon). Robert Campbell died in 1846, and his property was divided up between his six surviving children. George was visiting England in 1879, and Eyre wrote him this lengthy note inviting him to visit them at The Grange. Written in Eyre's old age, at a time when he had retired to England after the furore surrounding his governorship of Jamaica, this letter shows him apparently enjoying his retirement, and commenting that 'It will be a great pleasure to meet you again and have a talk over old times'. In his note Eyre also comments on having recently heard from another of the Campbell boys, Charles, who had been chaperoning his son Harry around Sydney and the 1879 Exhibition before the latter sailed for Fiji.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Folk Lore Journal

      Cape Town / London: Darter Brothers and Walton, Saul Solomon & Co., Printers / David Nutt, 1879-1880, 1879. 12 parts, printed bi-monthly, with original printed paper wrappers bound in. Volume 1, 1879: pp. iv, green wraps, January pp. iv, 5-17, March [iii], 20-36, with Saul Solomon, Printers; May pp. [2], [37]-67 with Darter Brothers and Walton; (covers now brown and with the addition of David Nutt, London) July [ii], [69]-97, September [iii], [99]-123; and November [iii], 126-147. Volume 2, 1880: pp. [10] - (five title-pages bound together (lacking title-page for part IV), January [1]-19; Green Wraps, March [21]-37; May [41]-51; July [53]-74; September [75]-97; November 100-116. All 12 parts bound together in half leather and cloth, gilt-stamped spine. As mentioned, lacking title-page for Vol. 2, part 4, previous owner's embossed circular stamp to front blank, and another to the volume 1 title-page, no other markings. Interior very good. Covers rubbed, corners rounded, spine strip rubbed away at the raised bands, spine ends chipped. Aside from the cover blemishes, this is still a tight, secure copy. Complete with all parts of the two volumes. Rare.l. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Book.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Travels with a Donkey in the Ceyennes

      C. Kegan Paul and Company, 1879-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: C. Kegan Paul & Company, 1879. First Edition, First Printing, which consisted of only 750 copies. In Near Very Good condition. Clean text, lightly age toned pages. Sound binding, though the front and rear hinges are slightly split. Small binder's label to rear paste down. The cloth shows light rubbing and edge wear, with corners, rear joint and spine ends lightly frayed. Light rubbing to gilt stamping. Overall, a nice copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published work, which is considered to be a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 31.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        ENSAYO SOBRE LAS VARIEDADES DE LA VID COMÚN QUE VEGETAN EN ANDALUCÍA.

      - Imprenta Estereotipia Perojo. Madrid. 1879. 1 lám.+ XXVpp.+4hh.+IXpp.+149pp.+43hh. de lám. 55 x 39 cm. Enc. holandesa piel rozada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asilo del libro]
 32.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        The Chinese Question in Australia, 1878-1879

      Melbourne: F.F.Bailliere, 1879. Octavo, 32 pp. (last blank), disbound, fine. Chinese on the gold fields. An eloquent complaint against ill treatment of Chinese workers on the Victorian goldfields. All three authors were prominent Chinese living in Australia with close personal connections to gold mining. Lowe Kong Meng was a prosperous merchant and ship-owner who enjoyed several Australian gold speculations including a mine in Victoria located at Majorca. Likewise, Louis Ah Mouy emigrated at the height of the gold rushes and worked for many years as a prospector while encouraging the emigration of thousands of his countrymen. The last of the three authors of this pamphlet, Cheok Hong Cheong, was a Presbyterian missionary who preached at Ballarat during the turbulent 1850s. They describe the Chinese as ideal workers, being 'frugal, laborious, patient, docile, and persevering immigrants from the oldest empire in the world'. An outrage near Buckland in the Ovens district is of especial concern, here Chinese camps were burnt and plundered while some men were savagely beaten and even killed. The authors sagely propose that if such an insult were perpetrated against British nationals working in China there would be moral outrage in the papers followed by swift armed reprisal from British men-of-war. To this effect, the authors charge that the British government coercively opened Chinese ports with a view to equal commerce between the two great nations: 'Western powers, armed with the formidable artillery which modern science has supplied them, battered down the portals of the empire; and having done so insisted upon keeping them open'. Now that Britain has established a common market of goods and labour within treaty obligations, Chinese miners in Australia are merely enjoying rights bestowed through the coercive treaty system. In all it is a well-reasoned defence of the innate rights of Chinese on the Australian goldfields, argued against the context of British imperialism in China. Further moral weight is added by aligning the teachings of Christian missionaries with those of Confucius; herein both promote honesty, peace and brotherhood amongst men in the pursuit of common prosperity.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Histoire des Grecs. Histoire des Romains. 10 vol.

      Librairie hachette et Cie 1879-1889 10 volumes In - 4, 822, 749, 740, CXXXI - 674, 839, 802, 841, 811, 694 pages, reliures demi - chagrin rouge, dos richement orné de motifs dorés, titres et tomaisons dorés, reliure signée Magnier & ses fils (26,3 kg) Histoire des Grecs en 3 volumes : "Nouvelle édition revue, augmentée et enrichie d'environ 2000 gravures dessinées d'après l'antique et 50 cartes et plans". Complet des hors - texte : 15 cartes, 2 dessins et 14 chromolithographies en couleurs. Histoire des Romains en 7 volumes : "Nouvelle édition revue, augmentée et enrichie d'environ 2500 gravures dessinées d'après l'antique et de 100 cartes et plans".Complet des hors - texte : 46 cartes et 50 chromolithographies en couleurs (2 chromos mal placées). Table alphabétique des gravures et table analytique générale à la fin de chaque ouvrage. Mouillures en coin sur la moitié du volume 5, importante sur les trois quart du volume 6 de "L'Histoire des Romains" n'affectant pas les reliures. Rousseurs éparses, fortes en quelques endroits. Très bon état par ailleurs. Complet. Belles reliures. Ref 17358

      [Bookseller: Librairie Aubry]
 34.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Silas Chapman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1879 - Rare. An attractive and boldly coloured wall map of early Wisconsin. Each county is individually coloured, with most in the north part of the state still oversized and empty of settlement. Townships and sections are also shown. Several Indian reservations are also laid down, 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 not in Rumsey; Phillips, America ; Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900: (Wisconsin) ; or OCLC. Wall map, 36 x 32 inches, full period hand coloured lithograph. 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 coloured, in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Herrenchiemsee. (Ruderboot am Ufer des Herrenchiemsees). Aquarell. Handschriftlich bezeichnet und datiert "Herren Chiemsee 79" und signiert. 20 x 13 cm. Unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt (25,5 x 31,5 cm).

      (1879).. .

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
 36.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        DRAWING-ROOM AMUSEMENTS AND EVENY PARTY ENTERTAINMENTS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. London, George Routledge and Sons. 1879. Tela ilustrada. 504Pag. 19x13,5. 19x14. Ingles. Magnifico Ejemplar. Ref 3.6 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 37.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Sport in British Burmah, Assam, and the Cassayah and Jyntiah Hills. 2 Bände 1879

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1879. 230 Seiten und 253 Seiten. In Leinen gebunden, Seiten vergilbt, ansonsten guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: JSM-Auktionen]
 38.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Et Dukkehjem (The Dollhouse)

      Gyldendalske Boghandles Forlag 1879 - The Dollhouse. First Edition, 1879. Printed in Germany. Remarkable condition for its age. Original brown cloth covered boards with elaborate black and gold stamped detailing. Slight rubbing along the edge of the boards; else fine. Slight tanning of the pages and very minor foxing on the end pages. The front free endpaper has the top corner clipped and a name inscribed on the top of the page. 1879 stated on the title page. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.