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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]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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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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        Die Nordpolarreisen Adolf Erik Nordenskj?ld's 1858 bis 1879

      s 1879, 1880. s 1879, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating and exciting set of accounts detailing Adolf Erik Nordenskjld's various expeditions, includingSpitsbergen, Greenland, Asia and to the highest northern latitude (+81 42 min) then attained in the eastern hemisphere. Written in German. Beautifully illustrated throughout the text with numerous engravings. Featuring four lithograph coloured maps to the rear, one of which that is folding. Adolf Erik Nordenskjld was a Finnish baron, geologist, mineralogist and arctic explorer of Finnish-Swedish origin. As an explorer, Nordenskild was naturally interested in the history of Arctic exploration, especially as evidenced in old maps. This interest in turn led him to collect and systematically study early maps. Condition: Rebound in a half morocco binding with paper covered boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with only some light rubbing to the extremities and the rear board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, although with some light marginal foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Holidays in Eastern France

      New York - Harper and Brothers, 1879. New York - Harper and Brothers, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A pocket-sized collection of reminiscences of travels in Eastern France. Forming part of Harper's Half-Hour series. With publisher's adverts to the front and rear. Condition: In a cloth binding with leather spine label and presentation slipcase. Externally, smart, with just some light shelfwear. Slipcase is sound, though with some marks and light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained, though firm. Pages are bright, and mainly clean, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD slipcase..

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        ON BOLTZMANN'S THEOREM ON THE AVERAGE DISTRIBUTION OF ENERGY IN A SYSTEM OF MATERIAL POINTS. In Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Volume XII, Part III, pp. 547 - 570

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1879. Cambridge:: Cambridge University Press,, 1879. Fine. Offered is Fine entire issue Vol XII of the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society in original printed wrappers. 4to.

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        Rare Document Signed about land in Pennsylvania

      Philadelphia, 1879. Philadelphia, 1879. unbound. 4 pages (front and back) on lined notebook paper, 12.25 x 7.75 inches, Philadelphia, November 8, 1879. The first three pages are written in a secretarial hand; the last page, signed by Reading, is written in another hand. This document outlines the purchase of a major tract of land in Pennsylvania which would ultimately be the expansion of Reading's vast railroad and real estate holdings. Also signed by Pennsylvania Senator Wallace. Small closed tear along one of the horizontal folds. In the top margin of the first page, the words "Copy - Original to Mr. Reading" are written in pencil. Extremely rare and in very good condition. American financier and railroad baron.

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        Trois ans dans l'Afrique Australe. Débuts de la mission du Zambèse. Lettres des Pères H. Depelchin et Ch. Croonenberghs, S.J. 1879, 1880, 1881.Brussels, Polleunis, Ceuterick and Lefébure, 1882-83. 2 volumes. 8vo. With frontispiece with a portrait, two folding maps. Original brown half shagreen, gilt spine, title and inscription "Collège S. Servais à Liège" lettered in gold, sides covered with marbled paper.

      Mendelssohn I, p. 450; Streit 7817, 7859; not in De Backer & Sommervogel. Original edition of these letters written in 1879, 1880 and 1881 by the two missionaries Henri Depelchin (1822-1900) and Charles Croonenberghs (1843-1899) on their adventures in the south of Africa. In the year 1876 the Catholic College of St. Aidan resolved to found a mission in the regions to the north of the River Limpopo in the countries of the Matabeles and the Marotses. With a frontispiece of a portrait of the author Depelchin, superior of the mission to Zambesia, one folding map (36 x 33.5 cm) of the territories of Lobengula, Umzila and the Marotses in the first volume published in 1882 and one folding map (36.5 x 33 cm) in the second published in 1883, both depicting in red the itinerary of the missionaries. Fine set of important historical and geographical reports of South Africa and the Zambesi region.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Klinger, Max. - Rettungen Ovidischer Opfer (Opus II). - Blatt VII. - "Narcissus und Echo".

      . Radierung / Strichätzung & Aquatinta, auf Japanbütten, 1879. Von Max Klinger. 27,3 x 40,2 cm (Darstellung) / 29 x 42 cm (Platte) / 43 x 61,5 cm (Blatt). Singer 31 (IV-VI). In der Platte links unter der Darstellung gestochene Signatur: "MAX KLINGER". Oben links und rechts bezeichnet: "OP. II. / VII." - Schöner kontrastreicher Abzug. - Tadellos erhalten. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben?. Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Altes Rathaus zu Hannover.

      Hannover. 1879.. Zeichnung und Aquarell. 37 x 50,5 cm.. Conrad Wilhelm Hase, geboren 1818 in Einbeck und gestorben 1902 in Hannover. Er war königlicher Baurat , ab 1863 Konsistorialbaumeister der Hannoverschen Landeskirche, ab 1849 Lehrer und ab 1878 Professor der Baukunst am Polytechnikum in Hannover Gottfried_Wilhelm_Leibniz_Universität_Hannover> und Gründer der Hannoverschen Architekturschule >, Mitglied der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Mitglied der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien , Ehrenmitglied der Akademie der schönen Künste in Stockholm sowie Ehrenbürger der Städte Einbeck und Hildesheim . Sein Engagement für den Erhalt und die Pflege historischer Bausubstanz machte ihn zum Vorreiter der Denkmalpflege im norddeutschen Raum und darüber hinaus. Original Zeichnung und Aquarell des Alten Rathauses in Hannover, gesehen vom Marktplatz. Rückseitig mit dem Stempel EA - Ernst August von Hannover.

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        La Guerre et la Paix. Roman historique Traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par une Russe.

      3 volumes. Hachette et Cie, Paris 1879 [printed by Trenké & Fusnot in St. Petersburg]. 8vo. 530 + 450 + 468 pages. 3 uniform contemporary red half-calf bindings. Slight foxing here and there. Front hinges on all three volumes professionally repaired.. The first translation of Tolstoy's masterpiece "War and Peace", one the most important novels in world literature. Behind the pseudonyme "une Russe" hides the Russian princess Irina Ivanovna Paskevich. The Russian original version, "Voyna i mir" was published 1862-69. The French version created Tolstoy's international reputation, also reflecting the bilingual culture of the Russian aristocracy, where French often was preferred for Russian

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        Buhot, Felix. - "L'Hiver a Paris".

      . Radierung / Aquatinta, Roulette & Strichätzung, auf Arches-Bütten, 1879. Von Felix Buhot. 23,6 x 34,6 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 29,5 x 43 cm (Blatt). Beraldi 128. Bourcard-Goodfriend 128 IV (von IX). In der zentralen Ansicht links unten signiert: "Felix Buhot Paris 1879". Diese Szene rechts unten betitelt: "a la Place Breda / ) Decembre". Die Szene mit dem verendenden Kutschpferd links oben bezeichnet: "Montmartre". Rechts unten die Szene mit den Schlittschuhläufern auf der Seine bezeichnet: "L'HIVER DE 1879 A PARIS." - Prachtvoller kontrastreicher Abdruck der wegen ihrem Detailreichtum und der skizzenhaften Durchführung hoch geschätzten Radierung. - Schönes originalrandiges Exemplar ohne Mängel. Sehr guter Zustand. Felix Buhot (1847 Valognes - Paris 1898). Eigentlich Felix Hilaire Buhot. Französischer Maler, Radierer und Illustrator. Gilt neben Felix Bracquemond und Charles Jacque als Erneuerer der französischen Radierung, da er mit diversen Techniken experimentierte. In seinen "marges symphoniques" kombinierte er diverse Detailansichten und -szenen miteinander. Sein Hauptthema war das Straßenleben von Paris, wobei ihn die Wiedergabe von Wetter- und Lichtstimmungen besonders interessierte. Oftmals stellte er Szenen aus seiner unmittelbaren Umgebung am Boulevard de Clichy dar. Er stellte 1875-86 regelmäßig in den Pariser Salons aus. Er illustrierte viele der Bücher von Jules Amedee Barbey d?Aurevilly..

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        Insulinde. Twaalf tafereelen uit Nederlandsch-Indië, volgens teekeningen en studiën naar de natuur.

      (Rotterdam), C.L. van Kesteren, (1879-82).Folio. Original pictorial cloth (sl. soiled). With 12 etchings after A. de Grijs by C.L. van Kesteren.* Original edition. - 'The etchings, as Ten Kate has stated, are more important from an artistic than from a strictly scientific point of view, but they at least serve to remind us of the work of a little known artist of Indonesia, A. de Grijs, whose drawings and paintings of Sumatra, Borneo and Java were the subjects of the etchings. Apart from the fact that De Grijs was the Padang agent of the Nederlandsche Handelmatschappij, little is known about him' (Bastin-Brommer p.47). Two leaves of letterpress accompany each plate. - Fine copy.Bastin-Brommer N 695; Haks & Maris p.107 and p.146.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        aus dem Gebiete der Architektur, Skulptur und Malerei. Band 1 - 5, die ersten 5 Bände dieser Reihe in der Prachtausgabe, 5 Bde,

      Lpz., Weber, 1879/1883,. je Band 52 S. Text + ca. 80 einseitig bedruckte Tafeln, Groß-Folio, ca. 42 cm x 30 cm, reichhaltig floral- und goldgeprägte OLeinenbände, geringfügigst berieben, Vorsätze leicht fleckig, sonst sehr schön erhaltene, saubere Exemplare..

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        La pitié suprême.

      Calmann Lévy 1879 - - Calmann Lévy, Paris _1879, 15x24cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu nuit à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés d'arabesques latérales et d'étoiles dorées, date et mention "ex. de J. Drouet" dorées en pied, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés ( restaurations marginales sur les plats), tête dorée, ex-libris Pierre Duché encollé sur une garde, élégante reliure signée de René Aussourd. Exceptionnel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Juliette Drouet, le grand amour de sa vie : "Premier exemplaire. / A vous, ma dame. V." Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi d'une extraordinaire provenance, la plus désirable que l'on puisse souhaiter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      . With a Commentary on the Introduction and Appendix by J.D. Hooker. 5 vols. London: Porter and Dulau 1879-88. With 110 plates in b/w and colour. 4to. Uncut in publisher's halfleather with goldprint on spines. Bindings weakly marked of use and storage. * Biologia Centrali-Americana; or, contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America. Edited by F.D. Godman and O. Salvin, volume 1-5..

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        The Daisy

      sp;- London - Griffith and Farran, 1879. sp;- London - Griffith and Farran, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce editionof thiscollection of short allegorical poems for children. Twenty-ninth edition. With thirty engravings throughout by Samuel Williams. Condition: In a brown cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks to the board and some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink inscription to half-title dated 1879. Pages are bright, though with some foxing and handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Natalie and Other Stories

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1879. London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce early edition of Natalie and Other Storiesby Frances Hodgson Burnett with a publisher'spreface to front dated May1979. First published in Scribner's Illustrated Magazine. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 - 1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden (1911), A Little Princess (1905), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885-6). Bound by Frederick Grew, Birmingham, with binder's label to front pastedown. Condition: In a half morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremties. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with odd slight foxing, heavier to endpapers and handling marks. Front free endpaper attached to rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD.

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        A Portfolio Containing 40 Original Studies In Pencil, Drawings Of Windmill Point, Fort Erie, Ontario

      - The portfolio, folio size (10 x 16), is titled in pencil on the ffep: "Wind Mill Point." Then follows the signaute, "A. W. Sangster, Buffalo N. Y." and the date 1879. One drawing is entitled "Buffalo River" and a few others have the notation "W. C. Oct" or "W. C. July," presumably in Sangster's hand. The studies are of trees, rivers, lake, rocks, windmills and farm houses. Although unsigned, these sketches are unmistakably Sangster's. There is evidence that approximately 28 leaves have been detached from the portfolio. Quarter-bound in leather over decorated boards. The leather spine is missing and the cover joints are weak, but the drawings are in fine condition. Amos W. Sangster (1833-1904) was a Canadian-American artist, painter, engraver, and inventor. He is primarily remembered for his collection of one hundred fifty-three original depicting scenes along the Niagara River, later published under the general title of "Niagara River and Falls from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario." Most of Sangster's art depicts scenes either along the Niagara River or of the Lake Erie shoreline, close to the mouth of the river. His original art constitutes a valuable artistic and historic record of the landscape as it was over one hundred thirty years ago. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Nook in the Apennines

      London - C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. London - C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce volume of this diary of time spent in the mountains of Italy. Penned by Lucy Baxter (21 January 1837 10 November 1902), an English writer on art who wrotechiefly under the pseudonym of Leader Scott. She began writing at eighteen, and from the small profits of stories and magazine articles saved enough to visit Italy, a cherished ambition. There she met and in 1867 married Samuel Thomas Baxter (18101903), a member of a family long settled in Florencewhich then became her home. Featuring an engraved frontispiece of the village of Luccio. First edition. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, lightly rubbed with some wear to extremities. Spine slightly cocked. Hinges strained. Internally, binding strained in places though generally firm. Spotted throughout, heaviest to first and last few pages and text block edge. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Les Academiciens

      Paris - Charavay Freres, 1879. Paris - Charavay Freres, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A French comic playin three acts concerning Richelieu's creation of the French Academy. Featuring a hand coloured tissue guardedfrontispiece, and a frontispiece to the play. With a preface by Robert de Bonnieres, and notes to the rear. In French. Condition: In the original paper wraps, with pictorial decoration. Externally, bumped, with sunning and small closed tears. Slight loss to top and tail of spine. Internally, loose in places, with the first gatheringheld by one cord only. Occasional light foxing prominent to first few pages, and the odd mark. Small closed tears to several page edges, and loss to upper margin of p13-14. Pages uncut. Ink signature dated 1931 to front free-endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

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        Plastischer Schul-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 24 Karten nach Reliefs und Zeichnungen - Ausgabe D.

      Leipzig, Eckerlein Verlag, 1879.. 1. Aufl. 1 Seite Titel und 24 Farbkarten (davon 22 geprägt- Größe 25,5x31,5cm) in der originalen Kassette, Folio°,. Kasette berieben, angestaubt und bestossen, an den Kanten eingerissen, Schließbänder fehlen. die Karten etwas fingerfleckig, Titel mit kl. Eckabriss, insgesamt guter Zustand, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24 leaves of coloured lithographed maps, of which 22 are in relief-technik, contemporary blind-stamped and pressed cloth over boards

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      Paris. 1879.. Paris. 1879.. [6],[xi]-xiii,[1]pp. plus [30] color lithograph plates. Half title. Original blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Corners and spine lightly rubbed. Bookplate of Fernand J. Heitz on front pastedown. Inscribed by Bartholdi on the half title. Very minor soiling. Very good. Pictorial album of the French commissioners to the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Each plate contains a caricature of a member of the Jury Français, together with a brief couplet describing the image - Bartholdi is featured in the first plate. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) was a French sculptor who is best known for creating the Statue of Liberty. He was one of the commissioners for the French delegation to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, where he exhibited several bronze statues. The book is inscribed by Bartholdi to Madame Sautelli, dated Oct. 24, 1883, in commemoration of the trip to America. Scarce, with three copies listed in OCLC - the Bibliotheque Nationale, the New York Public Library, and the Houghton Library at Harvard. A most unusual and rare piece. OCLC 465466290, 27024130.

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      Imprenta de Alejandro Gómez Fuentenebro - Madrid. Imprenta de Alejandro Gómez Fuentenebro.1879. Rústica. 27x20. 145Pág+10 láminas+2 desplegables. Esta Obra incluye documentos del Premio concedido a Joaquin Botet y Sisó por su Gran Obra (fotos). Obra poco fatigada. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Riding Recollections

      Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1879. Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice copy of Whyte-Melville's thoughts on horse riding, dating from the mid nineteenth century. Copyright Edition. With a bookseller's label for D. Nutt, London,to the rear pastedown. With a bookbinder's stamp for Laufmann to the verso of thefront free endpaper. George John Whyte-Melville (18211878) was a Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet. He achieved immediate success as a writer of fox-hunting stories with his first novel Digby Grand in 1854. Having served as a captain in the Coldstream Guards between 1846 and 1849, he volunteered as a major of irregular Turkish cavalry when the Crimean War began. Bones and I, or The Skeleton at Home is an anomaly to the corpus of his work, since it is far from the worlds of the hunting field or the historical romance. Instead Bones and I centres upon an urban recluse who lives in a small, modern villa situated in a London cul de sac looking out upon the dead wall at the back of an hospital. His most famous lyric is also unusual in its unexpected deep melancholy - the words to Paolo Tosti's song Good-bye! He met his death while hunting. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with just some slight rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Some light foxing to the rear endpapers but otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Black but Comely: Or, the Adventures of Jane Lee

      Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1879. Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Whyte-Melville's final novel, in a fine binding. Two volumes in one. With a bookbinder's stamp for Laufmann to the verso of the front free endpaper. With a bookseller's label for D. Nutt, London, to the rear pastedown. George John Whyte-Melville (18211878) was a Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet. He achieved immediate success as a writer of fox-hunting stories with his first novel Digby Grand in 1854. Having served as a captain in the Coldstream Guards between 1846 and 1849, he volunteered as a major of irregular Turkish cavalry when the Crimean War began. He met his death while hunting. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Internally, generally firmly bound although pp. 179-190 are working loose. Light foxing to the endpapers but otherwise generally clean. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Afghan War, 1838-1842 from the Journal and Correspondence of the Late …

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1879. London: Richard Bentley and Son,, 1879. Octavo (212 × 133 mm) Near contemporary red half morocco, green fine pebble-grained boards, title gilt to the spine, edges and endpapers marbled, the characteristic binding of the New South Wales Library of Parliament, their gilt supralibros. Map frontispiece. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, some foxing, heavier front and back, but overall a very good copy. First and only edition, uncommon with just 7 copies listed on COPAC. Abbott (1804-67) was educated Winchester and Addiscombe, commissioned as 2nd lieutenant in 1819 and posted to the Bengal Artillery. "His first active service was at the fort of Bakhara in Malwa in December 1822. At the siege of Bharatpur in December 1825 and January 1826 he successfully commanded a small battery and gained the favourable notice of Lord Combermere, the commander-in-chief, who in October 1827 appointed him adjutant of the Karnal division of artillery. In 1833–4 he served against the forts of Shekawati, returning afterwards to Karnal. He was promoted brevet captain in April 1834 and captain in May 1835" (ODNB). During the war he commanded a battery in the capture of Ghazni; present during the occupation of Kabul; in command of the artillery in the defence of Jalalabad, where he played a key role; "He mounted guns on the defences, constructed carriages for captured ordnance, and, short of ammunition, improvised 'pebble-grape' from stones. Apparently 'the life and soul of the garrison in their worst times', he helped to maintain morale. His artillery supported several successful sorties", "playing a major role" when the garrison finally sallied out and defeated their besiegers. Abbott joined Pollock's force, accompanying Monteath's punitive column against the Shinwaris, his guns being decisive at Mazina. He again distinguished himself in actions in August and early September and at the battles of Tezin, and the Haft Kotal when Akbar Khan was finally defeated. "Abbott returned to India with the army, and as one of the 'illustrious garrison' was welcomed by Lord Ellenborough at Ferozepore". He was subsequently Primary Commissary of Ordnance, 1847-55, and 1855-8 Inspector-General of Ordnance and Magazines, Bengal. In 1859 he returned to England due to ill health, and died at Cheltenham in 1867. Pollock described Abbott as "the finest artillery officer in India". An excellent copy of this important and well-edited narrative.

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        Manon Lescaut

      Paris - A. Quantin, 1879. Paris - A. Quantin, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering. Antoine Francoise Prevost, better known as Abbe Prevost (1697-1763) was a French author. In 1721 he took holy vows at a Benedictine monastery and took priest's orders in 1726, however by 1728 he had left the Abbey without leave and fled to England. During this time the first of his novels were published. In 1734 Prevost was reconciled with the Benedictines, and became almoner to the Prince de Conti. In 1754 he obtained the priory of St George de Gesnes. Manon Lescaut is a short novel, first published in 1731, it is the seventh and final volume of memoires et aventures d'un homme de qualite. It was banned in France upon publication but pirate copies were produced and it flourished. Prevost toned it down for re-publication in 1753. These volumes contain the bookplate of Elizabeth Sherman Cameron (1860-1944), who was a significant member of Washington society in the 1870's, and friends with Edith Wharton. She married Senator James Donald Cameron in 1878 but later became estranged from her husband and moved to Europe with their daughter, Martha. She was thought to have had a long-term affair with Henry Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams. This volume is in French. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards and all internal pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities includingfading,marks to the boards and bumping to the boards and corners. The boards are slightly mishapen andhave been bent, leaving crease marks. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional brown spot or handling mark. Overall, the condition of this volume is good only..

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        Guillaume Tell

      Paris - Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1879. Paris - Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce French edition of this play by Schiller. Containing the original German text with French annotations. William Tell ( Wilhelm Tell) is a drama written by Friedrich Schiller in 1804. The story focuses on the legendary Swiss marksman William Tell as well as on the Swiss struggle for independence from the Habsburg Empire in the early 14th century. Gioachino Rossini's four-act opera Guillaume Tell was written to a French adaptation of Schiller's play. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though rubbed, with some slight wear to the head of the spine. Joints just starting. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained. Prize bookplate to front free-endpaper. Institutional ink stamp to half-title. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout (as is fairly typical of French books of this time). Overall: GOOD..

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        California Architect and Building News. A Monthly Journal, Devoted to Architecture, Decorating and Furnishing . . . Vol VII, Number 1-12

      San Francisco Architectural Publishing Co. January - December. San Francisco Architectural Publishing Co. January - December. First edition of volume 7 of a periodical that began in 1879 and ceased publication around 1900.. Edge rubbed, but internally fine.. Large 4to, 12 issues bound in contemporary black quarter calf, black cloth sides, gilt lettering. Illustrated throughout with line drawings; numerous advertisement in each issue for local building contractors and suppliers. A handsome monthly periodical published for architects and builders in San Francisco. It was originally a privately published journal, but apparently from 1887 on it appears to have been the official journal of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In the final three issues in this volume, the publishers announce that they are seeking buyers. Rare. OCLC reports mostly broken runs and odd volumes, with two locations for complete (1879-1900) copies: Stanford and University of Pennsylvania.

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        Cameos from English

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1879. London - Macmillan and Co., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of historical essays from Victorian author Charlotte Mary Yonge, covering the time around the Reformation and the formation of the Church of England. Yonge's work was widely read and respected in the nineteenth century. Among her admirers were Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, William Ewart Gladstone, Charles Kingsley, Christina Rossetti, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Anthony Trollope. Bound by Mudie (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, though with some light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        La Chute d'Un Ange

      Paris - Hachette et Cie., 1879. Paris - Hachette et Cie., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An epic poem by Alphonse de Lamartine. New edition. In French. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic. Raised a devout Catholic, Lamartine became a pantheist, writing Jocelyn and La Chute d'un ange. Condition: In a half-roan binding with marbled boards. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and slight wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some foxing to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Book of Shakespeare Gems

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1879. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful collection of plates depicting scenes and settings from the plays of Shakespeare. Including quotes from the plays and notes on the locations shown. Including engravings of Windsor, Leicester Abbey, Venice, Cyprus and many more. With bookseller's label of Ambrose A. Tapper to front pastedown. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some light bumping. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just some occasional instances of spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Der Giardino Giusti in Verona, 1879

      1879. Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier, unten links in Feder bezeichnet und datiert: "29/5 79 Giardino Giusti. Verona", 10,7 x 17,2 cm. Zwar ist der Garten der Villa Giusti im Zentrum Veronas weder groß noch sonderlich spektakulär, aber er ist ein Kleinod der italienischen Gartenkunst der Spätrenaissance. Seine klare Struktur, seine Übersichtlichkeit und seine Kompaktheit laden zum sofortigen Sich-Verlieren ein und genau das scheint auch Rudolf Schick bei seinen Aufenthalten in Verona an dem Park gereizt zu haben. Mindestens dreimal war er hier: Unser Blatt belegt dies für den Mai 1879, zwei andere Blätter aus einem Skizzenbuch für September 1875 und ein weiteres Aquarell ist auf den 29. April 1884, seinem letzten Italienbesuch, datiert. Schick fängt in diesem Aquarell genau jene Enge bei gleichzeitiger Fülle ein, die den Park so attraktiv macht. Man sieht die Grenzmauern und doch ereignet sich auf der kleinen Fläche viel, aber ohne chaotisch zu wirken. Schicks zwar summarischer aber dabei auch variationsreicher Bleistiftstrich unterstützt diese Anmutung, die sanfte Aquarellierung tritt hinter der Formvielfalt zurück und bleibt akzentuierend. Rudolf Schick hat sich seit seiner ersten Italienreise 1864 an Arnold Böcklin gebunden, dessen großer künstlerischer Schatten sein eigens Schaffen fast vollständig verdeckte. Auch heute noch ist Schick hauptsächlich als Chronist von Böcklins Leben ein Begriff. Wie wenig man ihm damit gerecht wird, zeigt auch unsere Zeichnung, die Schicks sehr individuellen und hoch qualitätsvollen Strich präsentiert. Anders als Böcklin, dem die Zeichnung Mittel zur Akzentuierung der Phantasie war, konzentrierte er sich ganz auf den Natureindruck, auf die Faszination des Gesehenen.

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      Woodward & Tiernan & Hale, Printers, 1879. - First edition. Printed in blue a 14" x 23" sheet, opens to a color map, St. Louis & San Francisco Railway, The Short Line to the Great Southwest, showing their lines from St. Louis across Missouri, Indian Territory, Texas, and New Mexico, with a rate chart along the right side, and showing the proposed line from mid-Indian Territory down to Sulphur Spring, Texas, to joint the already established line of the Texas Pacific Railway. The back side features 14 3 1/4' x 6 3/4" panels of time tables, a view of a Pullman drawing room and sleeping car on the Vinita Route, through Missouri and Indian Territory to Texas, and panels describing a million acres of choice land available in Missouri. Two slight splits, light wear, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Course of Time

      Edinburgh & London -William Blackwood & Sons, 1879. Edinburgh & London -William Blackwood & Sons, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this epic poem from Robert Pollok. New edition. With a memoir of the author. Adorned with many beautiful illustrations by renowned illustrator, Birket Foster. Condition: In original full crushed morocco binding with decorative gilt design to the boards. Externally, boards are sound, with only some light rubbing to the extremities. Minor chipping to the head of the spine. Very light straining to the front hinge. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean throughout, with only the odd spot. Neat copperplate ink inscription to the front free endpaper, dated 1882. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Legends and Lyrics

      London - George Bell and Sons, 1879. London - George Bell and Sons, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated collection of poetry by Adelaide Anne Procter with an introduction by Charles Dickens and numerous black and white illustrations throughout, including a portrait of Procter to frontispiece and with decorative head and tail pieces and capitals. Seventh edition. Adelaide Anne Procter (30 October 1825- 2 February 1864) was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked on behalf of a number of causes, most prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. Procter was the favourite poet of Queen Victoria. Her poetry went through numerous editions in the 19th century; Coventry Patmore called her the most popular poet of the day, after Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Her poems were set to music and made into hymns, and were published in the United States and Germany as well as in England. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, smart with just slight bumping and wear to extremities and slight fading to spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Short Studies on Great Subjects

      London - Longmans Green and Co, 1879. London - Longmans Green and Co, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ahighly detailedset ofanthologies comprising of essays surrounding a broad variety of subjects. New edition. Varying subjectsinclude history, politics,science, travel, philosophy, and religion. Includes Froude's famous observations on the African governmentand the Eastern Cape Separatists, whichwere originally presented in a report to the Secretary of State and a series of lectures for the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh. James Anthony Froudewas an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In calf bindings with monastic gilt design to the front boards. Externally, light marks to the boards and heavier rubbing to the spines and extremities joints starting. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright pages. Light spotting to endpapers. Booksellers stamp to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall: GOOD..

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        THE FOLKLORE, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND LANGUAGES OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES: gathered from inquiries made by authority of South Australian Government: First Series

      E. Spiller, Acting Government Printer 1879 - pp.viii, 174, [2], 24 ("The Grammar of the Narrinyeri Tribe"), xii ("Facsimiles of Letters Written by Aborigines"), [2], 25-28 (index) pages plus 9 lithographs (from drawings by Aboriginal artists), a page of lithographed music and six original albumen paper photographs laid down on captioned leaves. One photograph (frontispiece) is missing. Original green cloth decorated with a hunting scene in gilt on front board, repeated in blind on rear board, moderately rubbed on extremities. Some sections are loosening but holding firm. Pages and illustrations are clean and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Volume XII.The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond. A Little Dinner at Timmins's. Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo

      London - Smith, Elder, and Co., 1879. London - Smith, Elder, and Co., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely collection of Thackeray in a decorative recent fine binding. The works included are: The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond. A Little Dinner at Timmins's. Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo. With illustrations by the author, J. P. Atkinson, and W. J. Webb. Volume XII of XXIV only. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding. Externally, near fine, with just slight fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with very light browning and the very occasional isolated spot or mark. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Motive zu Garten-Architekturen. Eingänge, Veranden, Brunnen, Pavillons, Bäder, Brücken, Ruheplätze, Volieren, Terrassen, Freitreppen, Veduten etc.

      Weimar, Voigt, 1879.. Folio. Titel, 1 Doppelbogen, 16 Bll., 1 Faltbogen. Privatbroschur (Softcover). Gut. Stempel auf Einband u. Titel. Blätter teils schwach fleckig u. mit minimalen Randläsuren.. Von den ursprünglich "Fünfundzwanzig Blatt, enthaltend zwanzig Projekte und etwa einhundert Skizzen in Randzeichnungen, nebst drei Bogen Details in natürlicher Grösse" sind nur die Blätter: I (Garteneingänge), II (Gartenthore), III (Gartenthore), IV (Garten-Eingang mit Pavillon), IX (Pavillons & Lauben), X (Veranda, Terrasse), XI (Veranden & Pergolas), XV (Badehäuser), XVI (Bäder), XVII (Brücken), XVIII (Terrassen & Freitreppen), XX (Ruheplätze mit Pergola), XXII (Volieren, Ruhesitze), XXIII (Veduten), XXIV (Abgrenzungen, Gartenmauern mit Oeffnung, Ballustraden, Vasen) und XXV (Ballustraden & Beeteinfassungen) sowie der Detailbogen 2 vorhanden. Die ursprünglich in einer ill. Mappe eingelegten Bogen sind in einer Privatbroschur mit Leinenverstärkung zusammengefasst worden. Diese jedoch in drei Teile sauber auseinandergegangen. Sehr seltenes und dekoratives Dokument aus der Boomzeit nach dem Deutsch-Französischen Krieg als die eklektische Gartenarchitektur sich frei aller Stilelemente der Klassik und der Renaissance bediente um den Reichtum der Gartenbesitzer prunkvoll zur Schau zu stellen. [Gartenarchitekturen]

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        Castell Tenno.

      Hölzel Eduard, Vienna. 1879 - Veduta a colori di Castel Tenno, non lontano da Riva del Garda. Fu realizzata probabilmente durante un suo viaggio di studio nel Tirolo ed usualmente è contenuta nell?opera dal titolo "Aus den Alpen". Si vende in cornice. Formato: Cromolitografia di dimensioni 27,3x38,3 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d?uso e del tempo.

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        Six Semaines de Vacances and Le Japon

      Paris - Libraire Hachette et Cie, 1879. Paris - Libraire Hachette et Cie, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Scarce first editions of these twolavishly illustrated travel narratives, bound as one. In French. With frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text, many full page. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally generally sound although rubbed and bumped, withfading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but foxed throughout. Ink signature to half-title. Overall: GOOD.

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        Et Dukkehjem.

      . Skuespil i tre Akter. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1879. 180 s. Helt rent eksemplar indbundet med helt guldsnit i originalt auberginefarvet hellaerred med silkesnoren bevaret. Ryggen svagt falmet og med minimal slitage pa kapitaelerne. Gammelt navn pa friblad. <br>1st edit. Copenhagen 1879. 180 pp. Publisher's pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. * Variant A..

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        The County Companion, Diary, Statistical Chronicle, and Magisterial and Official Directory for 1879

      ONT>, 1879. ONT>, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this compilation of information about the counties of England and Walesfor 1879. First Edition. With a Taunton Castle Library prize presentation label to the front pastedown, presented by Misses Waterlow. With 45 pages of illustrated advertisements to the rear. Containing: The calendar; post office regulations; names of British and foreign ambassadors; a topographical, geological, and historical description of the counties of England and Wales, supplemented by electoral, financial, administrative, police, criminal, agricultural, and general statistics, and comprising useful information respecting the quarter sessions, petty sessional and lieutenancy divisions, prisons, industrial and reformatory schools, asylums, chambers of agriculture and commerce, urban and rural sanitary authorities, school boards, burial boards, poor-law districts, and militia and volunteer forces&#39;. &#39;Also a complete county directory, a table of Acts of Session (1878) and a reliable government, public offices, law, parliamentary, banking, and insurance guide&#39;. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Some ink marks to the margins of the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing to the first few pages but otherwise generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Exploration of the World. Three Volume Set

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879-81. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons. 1879-81. First Edition. Hardcover. First US hardcover edition. The set includes: 1) Famous Travels and Travelers; xviii, 432pp + 4pp of publisher&#39;s advertisements starting with Hector Servadac; original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and on the spine panel; with illustrations by Benett, Philippoteaux, and with fac-similes of ancient drawings; fraying to spine head, rubbing to spine heel and corner tips; a very good+ copy. 2) The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century; xvi, 409pp + 4pp of publisher&#39;s advertisements; original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and on the spine panel; with illustrations by Benett, Philippoteaux, Matthis, and maps by Matthis and Morieu; fraying to spine head, rubbing to extremities, small stain to front panel, corner tear to front free endpaper; a very good copy. 3) The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century; xv, 378pp; original brown pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the side panel; with illustrations by Benett, and 57 fac-similes from early manuscripts and maps by Matthis and Morieu; fraying to spine head, light rubbing to extremities, number on front pastedown endpaper, pencil inscription on flyleaf; a very good+ copy. Overall a nice set, better than usually found. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde C11. Taves and Michaluk V067. ; Octavo .

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        Selma; Her Institutions and Her Men

      Times Book and Job Office, Selma, AL 1879 - First edition. 8vo. 200 pp. Howes H-192. Owen, p. 968-969 (describing his own copy). Recent navy quarter-morocco and marbled boards, gilt title on spine, original printed yellow wrappers (with advertisements for local businesses) bound in; poor quality paper browned, but a very good copy of a scarce 19th-century southern town history. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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