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        ARTE CISORIA

      - Arte Cisoria de D. Enrique de Villena con varios estudios sobre su vida y obras y muchas notas y apéndices, por Felipe Benigno Navarro.- Barcelona, Imprenta de la Renaixensa, por Pedro Aldavert, 1879; en 8º plena piel chagren con hilos y rueda dorada en tapas, lomo con nervios, dos tejuelos y cuajado de adornos dorados, conserva cubiertas, LXXXVI pp - 2h - 315 pp - 3h. Retrato del autor, ilustraciones en el texto, las dos portadas a 2 tintas y capitulares. Dedicatoria autógrafa de D. Felipe - Benigno Navarro. Papel de hilo. Segunda edición de esta famosa sobre el arte culinario y etiqueta. Muy buen ejemplar bestido con una bonita encuadernación artística.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes. Troisième édition, revue et augmentée.

      Paris, Paul Daffis, 1872-1879 - Paris, Paul Daffis, 1872-1879 ; 4 forts volumes grand in-8, vélin ivoire , dos lisse avec pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et vert, plats encadrés dun filet doré avec armes dorées (sans doute néerlandaises) frappées en leur centre, tête dorée ; petits défauts aux reliures, intérieur en très bon état. Exemplaire dans une reliure aux armes, avec tête dorée et avec de belles marges, de la meilleure édition. cf. Breslauer & Folter, Bibliography, 117 : "With the publication of this bibliography of the anonymous and pseudonymous literature in French by Barbier, Napoleon's personal librarian, a new chapter begins in the treatment of anonyma and pseudonyma. His arrangement of the anonymous titles was in the alphabetical order of their first word. The last and best edition, valid to this day, is the third, edited by his son, Olivier Alexandre Barbier." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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        Striped Bass

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1879 - Among the finest 19th century images of American sporting fish Samuel A. Kilbourne, a native of Bridgetown, Maine, was an accomplished painter of natural history subjects when he decided, in 1858, to specialize in painting fish. He was extremely successful and, as the plates in this work testify, very proficient in his work. The Game Fishes. was his greatest accomplishment, and has been described as having 'the most beautiful fish plates published in this country' (Bennett). A reviewer writing in The Century magazine in 1882 wrote of Kilbourne's depictions: "Mr. Kilbourne has succeeded in a difficult task. He has succeeded in uniting in his delineation the accuracy in details of form and coloring required by the naturalist, with that freedom of style, delicacy of handling, and naturalness of surroundings demanded by the artist." The images are landscape portraits in native habitats, printed in color and mounted on card, suitable for framing. Bennett, p.65; McGrath, p.196; Litchfield 52; Brun G94; Nissen ZBI 1630; Howell 53-325; BMNH, p.973; Gee, p.91; Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria , p.107. Colour printed lithograph on later mount. Image: 14 1/4 x 20 3/4 inches; mount: 20 x 26 3/4 inches. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Economic Map of Portions of Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah from the Department of the Interior U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories.

      Julius Bien, New York 1879 - Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 26.5 x 37.5 inches By F.V. Hayden, U.S. Geologist in Charge

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        EL TOREO. Gran diccionario tauromáquico. Comprende todas las voces técnicas conocidas en el arte, origen, influencia de costumbres, etc.

      I.Lib. Manuel Guijarro, Madrid 1879 - "2 vols. 25 X 16. 2h, 512p, 24 láms. (falta 1 lám., Fidel García, pág. 481) = 635p, 1h, 65 láms. (una lám. más que las indicadas en el índice, Manuel Domínguez "Desperdicios", pág. 605). Tomo I hol. nervios y tomo II plena piel, ambos roz." 1879

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Discorsi sopra la prima Deca di Tito Livio.

      Barbera,, Firenze, 1879 - Pp. (4) 798. Con antiporta figurata. Insieme a: METASTASIO P. Drammi scelti. Firenze, Barbera, 1887. Due volumi di pp. lxv, 586 (2); 624 (2). Ritratto inciso al primo volume. Insieme a: GUERRAZZI F.D. Isabella Orsini. Firenze, Barbera, 1888. Pp. 610 (2). Antiporta figurata. Insieme a: D'AZEGLIO MASSIMO. Ettore Fieramosca o la disfida di Barletta. Firenze, Barbera, 1885. Pp. 574 (2). Bell'insieme di 5 volumi di cm. 16, in elegante legatura coeva uniforme in piena pergamena, dorsi a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Piatti inquadrati da filetti e tagli dorati. Ottimo stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. Edición monumental exornada con riquísimas láminas grabadas en acero por los más aventajados artistas españoles

      Biblioteca ilustrada de Espasa Hermanos, Barcelona 1879 - Gran folio, 2 vols. (vol. 1: XXIV p., 495 p., 7 láminas: vol. 2: IX p., 1 hoja, 565 p. 7 láms., 1 mapa). Punto de óxido en alguna página. Encuadernación en plena piel original. Lomo cuajado, con adornos dorados. Bellos planos ricamente decorados con el título de la obra y la imagen de Cervantes en oro, todo rodeado de un doble marco gofrado adornado con ruedas y motivos vegetales dorados. Extraordinaria edición, adornada con 14 magníficas láminas al acero, acompañan al texto enmarcado, espléndidas capitulares alusivas a la historia contada y delicados colofones. Según Palau, reproduce la tirada de Gorchs, de 1859- 1863, con las láminas de Madrazo, Montaner, Lorenzale, Murillo, Ribera, Fluyxench, Martí Planas, grabadas por Hortigosa, Estevanillo, Martínez Roca y Fatjó, a les que se les añade la copia del dibujo de Schrödter representando a Don Quijote leyendo (P., 52166). Cervantismo. Literatura española. Novela española. Cervantes, Miguel de. Spanish literature. Spanish novel.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. 4 tomos. Primera obra reproducida en el mundo por foto-tipografía.

      Barcelona: Narciso Ramírez, 1871-1879. - 4to mayor. I: 2-12-312-8 h y II: 2-8-280-4 h facímiles, III: VIII-202 pp. Las 1633 notas puestas por J. E. Hartzenbusch, IV: 4h-101 láms.- 4 hh.Iconografía de Don Quijote. Reproducción heliográfica de 101 láminas elegidas entre las 60 ediciones, diversamente ilustradas que se han publicado durante 257 años. Encuadernación en pergamino a la romana de época. Cortes jaspeados. Muy buen estado. La primera edición del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha en facsímile, despues de 258 años, por la Foto-tipografía Palau 52135.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        Our Village

      London - Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Mary Russell Mitford's most famous work, Our Village, containing a series of sketches of rural life. Illustrated throughout with many engravedvignettes and plates. Our Village is a collection of about 100 literary sketches of rural life originally published during the 1820s and 1830s. The series first appeared in The Lady's Magazine. The full title is: Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery. The vivid series was based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield (south-east of Reading in Berkshire), where she lived. Binder's stamp of 'Burns' to rear pastedown. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and some slight bumping. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered instances of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Le Farfalle. Saggio popolare di Storia Naturale sugli insetti di Felice Franceschini conservatore della Società Italiana di Svienze Naturali. Nuova edizione riveduta dall'autore con numerose aggiunte e illustrata da 320 Incisioni

      Treves, Milano 1879 - In 4°piccolo (27,5 X 19,5). Pagine XVI-384 Bella legatura d'epoca in percalina verde con imperssioni a secco e dorature al piatto superiore; autore e titolo al dorso. Pagine interne fresche e splendidamente illustrate da oltre 300 fini incisioni. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        SELECTIONS FROM THE LETTERS AND MEMORANDA OF MARY M. SHEPPARD LATE OF GREENWICH, NEW JERSEY.

      William H. Pile, Philadelphia 1879 - SIGNED by C. Sheppard with notes, corrections, and addenda in her hand throughout in preparation for a second edition (Second edition was never published) ; Spine sunned, light rubs herre and there, small bit of paper adhering to front pastedown endpaper where something was tipped in [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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        GRETCHEN A PLAY, IN FOUR ACTS.

      London: Newman & Co., 1879. - Original cloth, stamped in gilt, bevelled edges. Very lightly worn at extremities, a touch of foxing to verso of front free endsheet and title- page, otherwise a very good, or better, copy. Second edition (by Searle's criteria), with the leaf of "Dramatis Personae" at p. [v] and with the front cover stamped in gilt 'Gretchen' - features which Searle states conform to the format of the second edition. The first edition was also published in 1879. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title-page to the English poet and book collector, "F. Locker With the Author's kind regards. 26.6.81." With the bookplate of Frederick Locker on the front pastedown. SEARLE 68.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        A HAND - BOOK Of NURSING For Family and General Use. Published Under the Direction of the Connecticut Training-School for Nurses, State Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut.

      J. B. Lippincott & Co.,, Philadelphia: 1879 - A study of United States Nursing history reveals that formal nursing schools were initially established in the early 1870s at two locales: Connecticut, at the Connecticut Training School in New Haven, & New York, at Bellevue. Both schools began instruction using Nightingale's NOTES ON NURSING, but found the need to publish texts of their own to accompany the training regimen provided their students. this 1879 manual of CTS' was one that resulted. As such, it is one of the three earliest known US nursing works of a 'Home Grown' nature, and remained in publication through the first part of the 20th Century. Scarce in the first edition. Slight lean. A couple leaves from two gatherings starting to protrude. Front hinge paper starting. Period pos [1880] of one, 'Mrs Geo. Savage'. A few pencil annotations & notes. Newspaper clipping ['About Nosebleed'] offset to pp. 254/255. Withal, a VG copy. Publisher's original terra-cotta cloth binding, with gilt stamped spine lettering & black stamped lettering to front board. Bevelled edges. Brown coated eps. Spine gilt bright. 8vo. 7-3/8" x 4-3/4". 1st edition (Cordasco 70-1507). 266 pp (including Index). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography exhibiting in a series of entirely original and authentic maps, the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires and the world

      W. & A. Johnston, Edinburgh 1879 - Elephant folio. Gold-lined leather corners over paper-covered cream boards with gold illustrated paste-down. All gilt edges. Rebacked in black cloth. Blue label with gold-lettering pasted on spine. "North Polar Chart" double-page color frontispiece. Printed dedication page: "To her most gracious Majesty Queen Victoria this Atlas is by her Majesty's special permission respectfully dedicated by her Majesty's most obedient humble servant Alexander Keith Johnston, Geographer to the Queen for Scotland." Late 19th century atlas profusely illustrated with 50 double-page colored maps. The hydrography of the maps was printed in blue ink. Separate index accompanies each map. Includes two maps of Central Asia and New Zealand, which were not present in previous editions. Heavy age wear and abrasions on boards. Reinforced with tan binders tape along gutter at front and rear endpapers. Free front endpaper, blank-page, half-title page & frontispiece detached but present. Slight pulling to parts of few page edges. 7 maps loose but present. Maps in very good condition. Binding in fair, interior in overall good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        A Holiday in Iceland.

      London: Elliot Stock, 1879 - First edition. 8vo. pp. vi, [i], [5]-98; 5 mounted albumen photographs inc. frontis.; minor spots at front and rear, else near-fine in the original green cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meridian Rare Books PBFA]
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        Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. 95 Karten.

      Perthes,, Gotha, 1879 - Gotha, Perthes, 1879 - 1882. Titel + 95 doppelblattgroßen Karten. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. Mit allen Karten. Beiliegend die achtseitigen Vorbemerkungen zu dem Atlas (starke Randläsuren, Gbrsp.). - Ebd. stärker berieben u. bestossen, tlw. stock- und fingerfleckig, Gbrsp. - Immer noch eindrucksvolle Stahlstichkarten. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        A Monsieur J. Paget". Autograph manuscript signed with numerous pen-and-ink drawings.

      No place, 1879. - Folio. T. p., signed ms. page, and 13 pp. of text on 15 ff., illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings. Contemp. cloth with giltstamped cover title. The "éxemplaire unique" of Henri Maigrot, the important caricaturist and director of the satirical journal "Le Charivari". The album with its witty and well-executed croquis is dedicated to the author's former law professor J. Paget. It probably was compiled in preparation for publication in the "Journal Amusant". - Occasional slight brownstaining, otherwise fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1879. Edited by his Sister Lady Trevelyan. 8 volumes octavo (221 × 143 mm). Contemporary tree calf by Zaehnsdorf, red lettering- and black morocco numbering-pieces, narrow bands with wavy dotted roll, compartments gilt with lozenge centre-tool composed of thistles, daffodils and roses, surmounted by a crown, floral rolled panel to the boards, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt roll of palmettes and roses to the turn-ins. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. Light shelf-wear, a little rubbed on the joints, minor chipping to the head-caps, but overall a very good set. First edition. Handsomely bound collection of Macaulay's works. Photographically reproduced bookplates to all front pastedowns identifying them as "A Wedding Present from Brampton to Lady Cecilia Howard, April 7th 1891". Lady Cecilia was the daughter of George Howard, 9th earl of Carlisle, politician, painter and supporter of the Pre-Raphaelites. She married the Liberal MP Charles Henry Roberts at St. Martin's Church, Brampton, which was commissioned by the earl from Philip Webb and furnished with stained glass by Morris and Burne-Jones.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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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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        ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF HERKIMER COUNTY, NEW YORK,

      F.W. Beers and Co. 1879 - This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards with a dark brown leather spine and bright gilt spine lettering. Cover has decorative gilt letters and borders; all page edges are gilt. Some edgewear, cover soil; some light browning/soil to inner pages; mostly clean, spine leather is good. This is a first edition history of life in Herkimer County, N.Y., from 1723 to 1879, with illustrations throughout. 288 pages; approx. 10"x13". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Civil War Hero David Dixon Porter Expresses Support for the Chinese in a Time of Hostility

      Washington, D.C. 1879 - Autograph Letter Signed, to "Reverend Dr. Newman." Washington, D.C., March 14, 1879. 3 pp., 5 x 8 in. "As you and I have both expressed friendly sentiments towards the citizens of the Flowery Kingdom, we may hope to be in high favor should we live till that time." Partial Transcript "Not long since I read in the 'Herald' a very interesting report of a lecture by you on the subject of the Chinese and our treatment of them. Your utterances coincided so nearly with my own opinions that I was particularly pleased with the article. By today's mail I send you a copy of the 'United Service Quarterly Aeneio' [Aeneid?] containing an article on Chinese contributed by me. The article was written some two months ago about the time when the Californians began to get excited on the subject of the Chinese Question. The article I send may serve to amuse you and perhaps make you a little uneasy about the future prospect of the establishment of a Mongolian dynasty in Washington. As you and I have both expressed friendly sentiments towards the citizens of the Flowery Kingdom, we may hope to be in high favor should we live till that time, but should neither of us live as long as Methuselah, we certainly may expect at least a present of a box of tea from his Excellency Chin Lan Pin." Historical BackgroundIn 1879, the slogan of the Workingmen's Party of California was "The Chinese Must Go!," and the anti-Chinese hysteria was reaching a widespread volume across the state, a sentiment that both Porter and his compatriot Newman seemed to have sided with: "The article was written some two months ago about the time when the Californians began to get excited on the subject of the Chinese Question. The article I send may serve to amuse you and perhaps make you a little uneasy about the future prospect of the establishment of a Mongolian dynasty in Washington." This rise of hostility was followed by the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which would make history as the first measure restricting emigration to the United States based on race.Condition Very good. Two horizontal mailing folds, one passing through the signature. Light creasing, mild separation to the bottom of central hinge, repaired complete tear through the closing sentiment.

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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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        THACKERAY

      1879 - [inscribed to Cardinal Manning] London: Macmillan and Co., 1879. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth decorated in black. First Edition, being the ninth volume in the "English Men of Letters" series edited by John Morley. This copy has the ad leaf in the earliest state, listing nine of the titles (including this one) as "Ready" and SPENSER as "In the Press." Condition is very good (moderate wear at the spine ends, front endpaper cracked). Sadleir 54.~This is an inscribed presentation copy from Trollope, with this inscription in Trollope's hand at the top of the title page: "His Eminence Cardinal Manning | with the author's regards". On the title page there is an inkstamp, and on the front pastedown a bookplate, "Ex Oblatorum S Caroli. Bibliotheca" and bearing the word "humilitas." This was the Oblates of St. Charles, centered at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Bayswater (whose motto is "humilitas"). Quoting from the Manning papers at Emory University,~Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892) was one of the most influential English Roman Catholic figures of his time. From his ordination in the Church of England in 1832, through his conversion to Catholicism in 1851, and to his death in 1892, his words and actions were powerful influences in England and in the Roman Catholic Church.~In December 1838, Manning and [William] Gladstone visited Rome, where they met with Nicholas Wiseman (later Cardinal and Archbishop at Westminster) at the Vatican's English College.~When [John Henry] Newman converted to Catholicism in 1845, Manning became one of the acknowledged leaders of the High Church Movement. In the Spring of 1847, Manning made an extended trip to the Continent. While in Rome he met with Newman and had two audiences with Pope Pius IX. The trip left him favorably impressed with the vitality of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe.~On his return to England, Manning found the Anglican Church in disarray and deeply divided.~Quoting further from the History of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church,~[Following Manning's conversion,] in 1851 Cardinal Wiseman sent his most prestigious convert, Henry Edward Manning, to Bayswater to found a community whose mission would be to revitalize the clergy and faithful in the new diocese of Westminster. Manning drew his inspiration from St Charles Borromeo, who had founded an order of Oblate priests to renew the diocese of Milan in the sixteenth century. Manning founded the Oblates of St Charles at Bayswater, and had considerable success in evangelizing northwest London. In 1865, Manning was made second Archbishop of Westminster, and later Cardinal.~As for Trollope, he was raised as a High Church Anglican; he became a mild supporter of the Oxford Movement, and "his experiences in Ireland brought him into a closer sympathy with the Roman Catholic Church. However, he was hardly ready to follow Newman to Rome!" [Niles]. Robert H. Taylor, in "Letters to Trollope" (The Trollopian, Sept. 1946), noted that after Trollope's death (three years after inscribing this book), a leather portfolio was found, containing the thirty letters he had received over the years that he treasured the most; one of Trollope's most-treasured letters was the one from Cardinal Manning thanking him for the gift of this very book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        SAHARA & SAHEL. Paris, E. Plon et Cie, Imprimeurs-Éditeurs, 1879.

      - Bella ril. cartonata, dorso e angoli in marocchino rosso, nervature e titolo in oro al dorso, taglio superiore in oro, cm 29x21, pp 398 di t., 1 splendida eliografia all’antiporta, 12 pregevoli acqueforti su tavv f.t. con veline di protezione, 12 incisioni nel t., l’intero apparato iconografico riprende opere del Fromentin. Trascurabili tracce d’uso esterne, qualche piccola fioritura, peraltro ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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