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        The Land of the Midian. (Revisited)

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

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        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.

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

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

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        Our Island Home, A Tasmanian Sketch Book

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

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

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

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        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. .

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        TRUTHS ABOUT WHISKY.

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

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        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 .

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        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!).

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        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]

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

      published by John Day, October, London 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.

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        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.

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        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?

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        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]

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        Map of Part of the United States North of the 37th Parallel Embracing the Country between the Atlantic Ocean and the 96th Meridian of Longitude

      Colton, New York 1879 - A large-scale map of a large part of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states, which is specifically designed to show the region's extensive railroad system. All towns and villages along the various railroad routes are identified, while those areas not served by the system are largely left blank. Not in Rumsey. Engraved map, with original colour, on two sheets that measure 54 x 74 1/2 inches, and fold into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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.

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        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]

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        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.

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        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

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        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]

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        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).. .

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        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.

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        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.

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        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]

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        MILTON

      London: Macmillan, 1879. First edition, fourth thousand. Two minor spots to upper cover, minor soiling, still VG+. First edition, fourth thousand. 8vo. vii, 220p. Extra-Illustrated with 36 plates of portraits and scenes, 8 colored. Bound by Bayntun in full scarlet crushed morocco with silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and panel frames, the covers with geometric gilt frames, simple dentelles with corner ornaments.

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

      1879-1912. First edition. Very Good. <p>Miescher&#39;s Copies of Kossel&#39;s papers on Nucleic Acids</p><p>Kossel, 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&#39;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.</p><p>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.</p><p>In 1869 J. F. Miescher, then working in Felix Hoppe-Seyler&#39;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&#39;s researches on nuclein, begun ten years after Miescher&#39;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:</p><p>"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).</p><p>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&#39;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). </p><p>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).</p><p>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) </p> <p>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&#39;s stamp and booklabel.</p><p>2. Ueber das Nuclein der Hefe. Zweiter Theil. Zeitschr. phys. Chemie 4 (1880). 290-295pp. Orig. printed self-wrappers. Some spotting. Miescher&#39;s stamp and booklabel.</p><p>3. Ueber die Herkunft des Hypoxanthins in den Organismen. Offprint from Zeitschr. phys. Chemie 5 (1881). 152-156pp. Original printed self-wrappers. Light spotting and creasing. Miescher&#39;s stamp and booklabel.</p><p>4. Ueber einen peptonartigen Bestandtheil des Zellkerns. Offprint from Zeitschr. phys. Chemie 8 (1884). 511-515pp. Original printed wrappers, creased vertically. </p><p>5. Ueber das Adenin. Offprint from Zeitschr. phys. Chemie 12 (1888). 241-253pp. Original printed wrappers, vertically creased. Miescher&#39;s booklabel and stamp.</p><p>6. Ueber die chemische Zusammensetzung der Zelle. Offprint from Verhandl. phys. Gesellsch. z. Berlin (1890-91). 7pp. Without wrappers. Miescher&#39;s stamp and booklabel. <p>7. Ueber einige Bestantheile des Nervenmarks. Offprint from Verh. phys. Gesellsch. z. Berlin (1890-91). 8pp. Without wrappers. Miescher&#39;s stamp and booklabel.</p><p>8. Ueber die Nucleinsäure. Offprint from Verh. phys. Gesellsch. z. Berlin (1892-93), no. 1. 8pp. Without wrappers. Miescher&#39;s booklabel and stamp.</p><p>9. Weitere Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Nucleinsäure. Offprint from Verh. phys. Gesellsch. z. Berlin (1893-94). 11pp. Without wrappers.</p><p>10. (With Albert Neumann). Über die Spaltungsproducte der Nucleinsäure. Offprint from Sitz. k. preuss. Akad. Wissensch. Berlin 18 (1894). 7pp. Original printed wrappers. Miescher&#39;s stamp and booklabel.</p><p>11. Über die basischen Stoffe des Zellkerns. Offprint from Sitz. k. preuss. Akad. Wissensch. Berlin 18 (1896). 6pp. Original printed wrappers, a little creased.</p><p>12. Ueber die Eiweissstoffe. Offprint from Deutschen Med. Wochenschr. (1898), no. 37. 6pp. Without wrappers. Light toning, small tears in upper left corners of leaves. G-M 721.</p><p>13. Ueber die chemische Beschaffenheit des Zellkerns. Offprint from Münchener med. Wochenschr. (1911). 14pp. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed by Kossel on the front wrapper.</p><p>14. Lectures on the Herter Foundation. Offprint from Johns Hopkins Hosp. Bull. 23 (1912). 34pp. Original printed wrappers.</p>

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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1879. Four volumes, large octavo, 37 engravings including 4 frontispieces, some mild off-setting, very good; handsomely bound in half crushed morocco with marbled boards, spine with raised bands, ornately gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine set of Cervantes&#39; masterpiece originally translated from Spanish by P.A. Motteux in 1705. This set includes a Life of Cervantes. This edition is known for its collection of 37 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), a French illustrator born in Bank-de-Gier, also known for his works for Gulliver&#39;s Travels. As his work for Don Quixote demonstrates, Lalauze was known primarily for his genre scenes. "It was in France that the [late nineteenth century] revival of etching was the most fruitful. Adolphe Lalauze&hellip; is among the most prominent of the etchers who must be remembered for their illustrated books. Also in France, there developed the custom of issuing éditions de luxe for limited circulation with sets of etched illustrations in two or more states". (Harthan, The History of the Illustrated Book, p. 228). A crisp set in a handsome binding.

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        Speeches delivered by... Sir Hercules G.R. Robinson

      Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard, 1879. Octavo, portrait frontispiece; fine in prize binding blue calf, gilt. Finely bound copy.

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        Collected works of Sir Walter Scott

      Marcus Ward, 1878-, London 1879 - Octavo, 26 volumes, a handsome set in uniform black polished half calf with gilt spine lettering. Comprehensive illustrated edition of the Scott's complete works, enriched with charming plates and vignettes throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Fauconnerie au Moyen Age

      Paris: Auguste Ghio, 1879. Paris: Auguste Ghio,, 1879. Octavo (220 x 140mm). Later blue half morocco, marbled boards, title direct to the spine, top edge gilt, the others lightly sprinkled brown, original wraps bound in front and back. Spine mildly sunned, light toning, a very good copy. First edition. "A work which no student of the history of Falconry should neglect. Amongst the &#39;Pièces Justificatives&#39; at the end of the volume will be found a chronological list of the Grand Falconers of France; extracts showing the expenses attending the maintenance of hawking in France, from the Household Accounts of François I, Henri I, Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XVI; the state of Falconry at the court of France in 1785" (Harting). The work has a dedicated section on &#39;La Fauconnerie chez les Arabes&#39;, by Général Daumas, recognized as the French Army&#39;s leading expert on Arab culture, and the head of the North Africa, Bureaux Arabes. Armorial bookplate of Thorvald Lindquist to the front pastedown, the great majority of Lindquist&#39;s falconry collection is now in the library of the Royal Armoury, Stockholm, having been acquired from him in 1944; subsequent plate of Tony Huston, son of film director John Huston, and one of America&#39;s leading falconers.

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

      Frearson and Brother, Adelaide 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha?

      William Paterson, Edinburgh 1879 - Four volumes, large octavo, 37 engravings including 4 frontispieces, some mild off-setting, very good; handsomely bound in half crushed morocco with marbled boards, spine with raised bands, ornately gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine set of Cervantes' masterpiece originally translated from Spanish by P.A. Motteux in 1705. This set includes a Life of Cervantes. This edition is known for its collection of 37 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), a French illustrator born in Bank-de-Gier, also known for his works for Gulliver's Travels. As his work for Don Quixote demonstrates, Lalauze was known primarily for his genre scenes. "It was in France that the [late nineteenth century] revival of etching was the most fruitful. Adolphe Lalauze? is among the most prominent of the etchers who must be remembered for their illustrated books. Also in France, there developed the custom of issuing éditions de luxe for limited circulation with sets of etched illustrations in two or more states". (Harthan, The History of the Illustrated Book, p. 228). A crisp set in a handsome binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOTICIA HISTORICA Y ARQUEOLOGICA DE LA ANTIGUA CIUDAD DE EMPORION (incluye premio del autor)

      . Zustand: Aceptable Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Madrid. Imprenta de Alejandro Gomez Fuentenebro.1879. Rustica. 27x20. 145Pag+10 laminas+2 desplegables. Esta Obra incluye documentos del Premio concedido a Joaquin Botet y Siso por su Gran Obra (fotos). Obra poco fatigada. Ref 20 Biblioteca A.

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Huron,Ontario.

      Toronto. Compiled Drawn and Published from PersonalExaminations and Surveys by H. Belden & Co. 1879. - folio. 44cm, the firstedition, xxiv,86p., being 77 lithographed plates and illustrations, maps,colour maps, city plans, plus patron's directory of the county of Huron,in the original half black leather, pebbled cloth boards, gilt blocktitles in blind stamped decorated borders on the upper cover repeated inblind on the bottom board, expertly rebacked, new inner linen hinges,which are somewhat brittle, a very good to fine copy of the now scarceoriginal edition. (ewc) The county was named in 1841 after the HuronTract, an area in western Upper Canada purchased by the Canada Companyin 1826. The million-acre tract fronted on the eastern shore of LakeHuron, which took its name from a confederacy of five Iroquoian tribesbased in the area of Midland and Orillia. Their name in French signified boar's head' or ruffian', because their hair stood up in bristles. Detailed list of maps on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Egoist (3 Vols.)

      C. Kegan Paul & Co, London 1879 - Victorian Three Decker; olive brown cloth; double rule borders in black on both front and rear boards; blue-black end papers; lettering in gilt on spine; spines are square; hinges are strong; rear hinge in vol. 2 has been reinforced; corners bumped; shelf wear at extremities; shelf wear and rubbing at extremities; some chipping at heads and tails of spine; 2 pp of ads at end of vol. 1 and 32 pp of ads at end of vol. 2 dated August 1879; no foxing save for slightest of foxing on 2 prelims of vol.2; 2 small water droplet marks on bottom of cover on vol. 2; still a handsome set. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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