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        The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce. Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum

      London:: , 1879.. London:. 1879.. 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 162; Gimbel B80). #172 / 250cc. Issue without plate. 45 pp of text. Binder's blanks at rear of volume.. Geen half-morocco binding by Woolstengroft, with marbled boards & eps, and original grey printed front wrapper bound-in.. Some scuffing to binding leather. A VG - VG+ copy.. A play written by Dickens', ca 1838, for his good friend Macready, though not performed at the time, with the story eventually being reworked by Dickens for inclusion in the 'Pic-Nic Papers,' [1841].

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        Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates. Edited, with a preface and some account of the Arabs and their horses, by W[ilfrid] S[cawen] B[lunt].

      London, John Murray, 1879.. 8vo. 2 vols. XVII, (3), 346 pp. VII, (3), 283, (1) pp. With 2 frontispieces, 10 plates, 1 folding colour map and 1 folding pedigree. Contemp. half calf, spines finely giltstamped, with marbled endpapers; edges marbled to match.. First edition. - Standard work on Mesopotamia, its tribes, and the Arabian horse, including the much-sought folding chart of Arabian thoroughbred stock. Lady Anne, granddaughter of Lord Byron, and her poet husband were accepted and trusted by the tribal leaders, as she was living like a bedouin, riding from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf in Arab costume (cf. Jane Robinson, "Wayward Women", who terms her a keen observer and cool, level-headed traveler). - Some foxing throughout, but complete and well-preserved copy from the New South Wales parliament library. - Macro, Bibl. of the Arabian Peninsula 556. Howgego III, B49. Boyd 16. NYPL Arabia coll. 164. Henze I, 277. OCLC 11165011. Cf. Hiler 95 (Ne York, 1879).

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        Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates ( Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and Their Horses By W. S. B. )

      London: John Murray, 1879. London: John Murray, 1879. Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, xvii[3]346pp, vii, [3]283pp, 12 full page plates, folding coloured map. Bound in half calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels. Each volume recently rebacked, retaining the original boards. Boards light rubbed, minor scuff marking. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, and name dated 1954. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in very attractive bindings. A13. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Enzyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens, 3. Auflage in 16 Bänden, Prachtausgabe in Kalbleder im Großformat (Ausstellungsexponat des Verlages auf der Berliner Gewerbe-Ausstellung 1879)

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1879.. Dritte gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Das Hauptwerk umfasst circa 70.000 Artikel, knapp 400 Stahlstich-, Holzstich- oder lithographierte Tafeln (geografische Karten sowie naturwissenschaftliche und technologische Bildertafeln), außerdem 1.460 eigens für das Lexikon gezeichnete Textabbildungen. Vollständiges Exemplar in 16 Bänden (A - Z) einschließlich Register im 16. Band (Ergänzungsbände erschienen zu dieser Ausgabe nicht). Schwarze Original-Halblederbände in hochwertiger Kalbleder-Qualität mit handvergoldeten Rückentiteln und goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Deckel in anthrazitfarbenem Leinen und mit Lederecken. Buchschnitt mit filigraner, mehrfarbiger Marmorierung. Angeboten wird hier die vom Bibliographischen Institut 1879 herausgebrachte legendäre Prachtausgabe in Kalbleder in vergrößertem Format, mit welcher der Verlag national und international seine besondere Buchkunst demonstrieren wollte. In seiner Monographie zur Geschichte des Bibliographischen Instituts schreibt Heinz Sarkowski* zur 3. Auflage: "Wer es sich leisten konnte, subskribierte auf fertige Bände, die in Leinen 9,50 Mark und in Halbleder 10 Mark kosteten. Und wer sich etwas ganz Besonderes leisten konnte, entschied sich für die Pracht-Ausgabe'. Diese breitrandige Ausgabe war auf holzfreiem Papier gedruckt und hatte ein vergrößertes Format von 18,8 x 26,4 cm. In Kalbleder kosteten die sechzehn Bände 240 Mark." Auf der Berliner Gewerbe-Ausstellung 1879 trat der Verlag mit dieser Ausgabe auf - und zwar nur mit dieser Ausgabe. Mit ihr allein glaubte der Verlag, sein hohes bibliophiles und kunstgewerbliches Niveau hinreichend unter Beweis stellen zu können. Verlagsinhaber Hermann Julius Meyer selbst entwickelte die Marketing-Strategie für das Glanzstück seines Hauses. Dazu noch einmal Sarkowski: "Hiernach waren als mögliche Kunden anzusprechen: 1. Die Aristokraten des Geschmacks. 2. Die Aristokraten des Standes. 3. Die Aristokraten des Geldes.' ... Mit diesem Lexikon, dem ersten Objekt, das im neuen Leipziger Betrieb hergestellt worden war, hatte sich der Verlag neben Brockhaus die Spitzenposition unter den deutschen Lexikonverlegern erobert." *Heinz Sarkowski, das Bibliographische Institut. Verlagsgeschichte und Bibliographie 1826 - 1976, Mannheim etc. 1976.. Sehr guter Zustand. Das weiche Leder noch frisch wirkend und ein angenehmes Handgefühl vermittelnd, kaum berieben. Alle Gelenke (außen und innen) der schweren Großbände intakt. Wenige Kapitale etwas berieben, Kapitalläsion des 11. Bandes fachmännisch instandgesetzt. Wenige Ecken etwas bestoßen. Goldprägung des 16. Bandes etwas abgerieben (Ursache dürfte eine etwas zu flache Titel-Einprägung bei diesem Band sein). Innenzustand tadellos, Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei, wie neu. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieser legendären Prachtausgabe im Großformat, die wie keine andere die Buchkunst des Bibliographischen Instituts widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Nachschlagewerke: Allgemeine Lexika: Sehr alte Ausgaben).

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        On stresses in rarefied gasses arising from inequalities of temperature.

      . London, The Royal Society, 1879 [1880]. 4to. 26 pp. (for the paper) in 446 pp. (for the volume). Original printed wrappers.* The Scottish physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) is world-famous for demonstrating that light, electricity and magnetism are manifestations of the same phenomenon, all based on the underlying electromagnetic field. This was the first major step in uniting the forces of nature into one theory. Later, he turned his attention to thermodynamics, and the present work is his last but not least contribution to this subject, published in the year he died, at the early age of 48. Here, he introduced the notion of "thermal transpiration" which causes the movement in Crookes radiometer; or "light mill", a near vacuum bulb with a set of vanes which are mounted on a spindle, and still a popular novelty item today because of its "perpetuum mobile" like behaviour: the vanes rotate when exposed to light, with faster rotation for more intense light, providing a quantitative measurement of electromagnetic radiation intensity. The reason for the rotation has historically been a cause of much scientific debate (Wikipedia), but with this paper Maxwell actually "won" this debate, showing that a molecular phenomenon lies at its base, and that a supposed "light force" could not be responsible. Part of the Philosophical Transactions for the year MDCCCLXXIX (volume 170, part I). Uncut, partly unopened. Spine skilfully repaired. Some light soiling, otherwise a very good clean copy..

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        Eucalyptographia. A descriptive Atlas of the Eucalypts of Australia and the adjoining islands. First [to] seventh decade. (7 Teile von 10).

      Melbourne / London, John Ferres, George Robinson / Trübner, 1879 / 1880. 4°, 6 S. Einleitung u. 77 lithogr. Taf. m. ca. 80 Textbl., Priv.-HLdr., Bibliotheksbd.: Schildchenspur am Fuss u. auf V.deckel, Stempel a. Vs. u. Titelblatt recto u. verso; Kapitale u. Rückenkanten beschabt, Kanten berieben, 2 Tafeln im Bund geschnitten u. m. Transparent-Klebband wieder montiert, 1 Textbl. lose; innen sonst tadelloses, frisches Ex. Preis in CHF: 1980. EA. Standardwerk zu den Eukalyptus-Gewächsen des Baron von Müller (1825 - 1896).

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        Das Königreich Bayern. Seine Denkwürdigkeiten und Schönheiten mit Beiträgen von R. Gadermann, B. Grueber, Fr. Lampert, Hrch. Noe, G. v. Spruner und mit Bildern namhafter Künstler. 6 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      München, G. Franz (J. Roth), o.J. (1879-1881),. in-4to, LV + 499 S. + 229 Stahlstichtafeln, komplettes Exemplar (fast) ohne Stockflecken, in den ill. orig. ln. Verlagseinbänden. (Bd. 1 Scharnier etwas eingerissen - Bd. 2 leicht fleckig), Goldschnitt. Insgesamt 'Prachtausgabe' in schönem Zustand.. Erste Ausgabe, schönes komplettes Exemplar, mit kräftigen Abdrucken, dieser reich illustrierten Topographie Bayerns. Wenige, praktisch gar keine Stockflecken.1. Teil: Oberbayern. 79 Ansichten auf 75 Tafeln komplett. (inkl. Frontispiz 'Bavaria'). U.a.: Freiburg, Dom - Gmund und Kaltbrunn - Kirche zu Pipping - Schliersee - Schliersee, Weinbergkapelle - Tegernsee - Weber an der Wand - München (viele alle Ansichten). VII (+1) (= 4 Bl.: Titelbl. - Inhalt - Liste d. Illustrationen) + XLVIII (= 48 S. Einleitung). 2. Teil: Niederbayern. 20 Ansichten auf 15 Tafeln komplett: Ortenburg - Passau - Trausnitz, Schlosshof. 3. Teil: Oberpfalz und bayerischer Wald. 35 Ansichten auf 30 Tafeln komplett: Eschenbach - Hipoltstein - Kloster Kastl - Neumarkt, Marktplatz - Schloss Prunn - Donaustauf - Engelsburg - Hals bei Passau - Metten, Benediktinerabtei - Nabburg, Pfarrkirche - Regenstburg, vom Calvarienberg - Runding - Walderbach - Walhalla - Prüfning / Winzer. 4. Teil: Oberfranken. 36 Ansichten auf 35 Tafeln komplett: Bamberg - Bamberg, Dom Aussenansicht - Bamberg, Dom Innenansicht - Bamberg, unterirdische Kapelle - Streitberg - Schloss Thurnau. 5. Teil: Mittel- und Unterfranken. 44 Ansichten auf 42 Tafeln komplett: Ansbach - Ansbach, Johanniskirche - Ansbach, Katholische Kirche - Aschaffenburg, Dom - Beilngries - Kissingen, eiserner Pavillon - Mainberg - Nürnberg, Brunnen am Marktplatz - Wiesentheid, Schloss Würzburg - Würzburg, Festung und Brücke. 6. Teil: Schwaben und Neuburg. 38 Ansichten auf 32 Tafeln Komplett: Alpsee mit Bühl - Weiler Gerstruben - Hintersteinthal - Hohenschwangau - Kempten - Mindelburg und Mindelheim - Niedersonthofer-See - Nördlingen, Rathaus - Schöllang bei Sonthofen - Sonthofen - Spielmannsau - Walzerschanze.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dreyer, S. 96 (gibt nur 221 Tafeln an). Perret -.

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        Das Königreich Bayern. Seine Denkwürdigkeiten und Schönheiten mit Beiträgen von R. Gadermann, B. Grueber, Fr. Lampert, Hrch. Noe, C. von Spruner und mit Bildern namhafter Künstler.

      München, Franz, (1879-1881).. 6 Teile in 2 Bänden. 4°. VII, (I), XLVIII, 116 S., 52 S., 68 S.; VII, 92 S., 108 S., 63 S. Mit 250 (von 252) Stahlstichansichten auf 227 (von 229) Tafeln. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung.. 1. Teil: Oberbayern. Mit 79 Ansichten auf 75 Tafeln cplt. Im Rand stockfleckig: Freiburg, Dom - Gmund und Kaltbrunn - Kirche zu Pipping - Schliersee - Schliersee, Weinbergkapelle - Tegernsee - Weber an der Wand - München (praktisch alle Ansichten). 2. Teil: Niederbayern. 20 Ansichten auf 15 Tafeln cplt. Im Rand stockfleckig: Ortenburg (schwach st.) - Passau (dito) - Trausnitz, Schlosshof. 3. Teil: Oberpfalz und bayerischer Wald. 35 Ansichten auf 30 Tafeln cplt. Im Rand wasserrandig: Eschenbach - Hipoltstein (stark w.) - Kloster Kastl - Neumarkt, Marktplatz - Schloss Prunn (stark w.). - Im Rand stockfleckig: Donaustauf - Engelsburg - Hals bei Passau (leicht st.) - Metten, Benediktinerabtei (1 Stockfleck) - Nabburg, Pfarrkirche (leicht st.) - Regenstburg, vom Calvarienberg (1 Stockfleck) - Runding (leicht st.) - Walderbach (dito) - Walhalla (stakr st.) - Prüfning / Winzer. 4. Teil: Oberfranken. 36 Ansichten auf 35 Tafeln cplt. Alle im Rand stock- oder wasserrandig ausser: Bamberg - Bamberg, Dom Aussenansicht - Bamberg, Dom Innenansicht - Bamberg, unterirdische Kapelle - Streitberg - Schloss Thurnau. 5. Teil: Mittel- und Unterfranken. 44 Ansichten auf 42 Tafeln cplt. Alle im Rand stock- oder wasserrandig ausser: Ansbach - Ansbach, Johanniskirche - Ansbach, Katholische Kirche - Aschaffenburg, Dom - BBeilngries - Kissingen, eiserner Pavillon - Mainberg - Nürnberg, Brunnen am Marktplatz - Wiesentheid, Schloss (eingebunden im Bd. 1, 2. Teil) - Würzburg - Würzburg, Festung und Brücke. 6. Teil: Schwaben und Neuburg. 36 (von 38) auf 30 (vom 32) Tafeln (fehlen Immenstadt und Wertachthal). Im Rand stockfleckig: Alpsee mit Bühl - Weiler Gerstruben (schwach st.) - Hintersteinthal - Hohenschwangau (schwach st.) - Kempten - Mindelburg und Mindelheim - Niedersonthofer-See - Nördlingen, Rathaus (schwach st.) - Schöllang bei Sonthofen - Sonthofen (1 Stockfleck) - Spielmannsau - Walzerschanze. (Die Bände am Rücken verkehrt angeschrieben. Kanten bestossen. Bad. 1 (recte 2) am Rücken berieben).

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        Are You Ready?"

      London: The Graphic Magazine, 1879. London: The Graphic Magazine, 1879. Wood engraving. Hand coloured. Image size: 340 x 1010 Folds as issued, otherwise in very good condition. A striking print of the 2 varsity crew's in readiness for the annual "Boat Race", rowed between the competing "eights" of the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club. The race was first held on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire in 1829, from 1856 onward, the race has been held annually (excepting the years covering the 2 World Wars). There have been 3 different courses rowed over the years, however, the present course is just over 4 miles (6km) long, and is rowed between Putney and Mortlake in south west London each spring. Historically, there has been 1 draw(1877), Oxford has won 76 times, and Cambridge 80 times.

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        Der grüne Heinrich., Roman.

      Stuttgart, G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung, Band 1-3 = 1879, Band 4 = 1880. - 305, 287, 376, 396 Seiten., Erstausgabe der zweiten Fassung, WG(2) 830/32. Der Einband ist leicht berieben, innen vereinzelt etwas fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar mit Lesebändchen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1600 8°. goldgeprägtes Halbleder der Zeit mit Lederecken und marmoriertem Schnitt auf 5 falschen Bünden., Neue Ausgabe in vier Bänden. 4 Bände in 2 Büchern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgie de guerre. Manuel de pansements et d'opérations. Traduit par le Dr Rouge (de Lausanne).

      Hanovre, Charles Rümpler, 1879 - Hanovre, Charles Rümpler, 1879 ; in-8, XX, 316 pp., 30 planches chromolithographiées et 536 figures gravées sur bois dans le texte ; demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, rousseurs éparses sur certains feuillets (essentiellement marginales), bon exemplaire. Première édition française, peu courante, de cet ouvrage richement illustré. Il remporta le concours destiné à récompenser le meilleur Manuel de chirurgie de guerre, organisé à l'exposition universelle de Vienne au profit de la Croix-Rouge (jury composé de Billroth, Langenbeck et Socin). Il est divisé en deux parties : pansements (pp. 1-111) et opérations (narcose chloroformique, ligatures artérielles, transfusion, amputations, désarticulations, résections articulaires, resection de la voûte du crâne, extraction de corps étrangers, thoracentèse, .). Cette édition comporte une préface du traducteur (pp. VII-XV) exposant les derniers travaux portant sur le pansement des plaies (travaux de Guérin, Pasteur, .). Cet ouvrage a paru la même année à Paris, chez J.B. Baillière (édition sans doute partagée). Frédéric Esmarch (1823-1908) fut professeur de chirurgie à l'université de Kiel. Il fut un grand chirurgien militaire et un pionnier de la médecine d'urgence et de catastrophe. Esmarch est cité deux fois par Garrison & Morton pour des articles antérieurs. Il a en effet introduit le pansement de premier secours (mouchoir triangulaire porté par chaque soldat en campagne) et proposé un bandage (tourniquet) pour diminuer le saignement dans la chirurgie des membres. Cette méthode d'exsanguination artificielle d'Esmarch fut rapidement adopté en Europe, et la bande d'Esmarch a été très utilisée jusqu'à la fin du XXe siècle. Esmarch décrit aussi, l'un des premiers, la manoeuvre de subluxation de la mâchoire, pour éviter l'étouffement par la langue dans les anesthésies. Ces différentes innovations sont décrites dans cet ouvrage. Esmarch eut de plus le mérite de souscrire pleinement à la méthode antiseptique de Lister. Il n'existe pas de traduction anglaise. Cf. Beyer & Dick, Johann Friedrich August von Esmarch _ a pioneer in the field of emergency and disaster medicine, Resuscitation, 2001, 50, 131-133; Gabriel & Metz, Between flesh and steel : a history of military medicine, p. 136, 183. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Adel des Königreichs Württemberg. Neu bearbeitetes Wappenbuch mit genealogischen und historischen Notizen

      Stuttgart, Kohlhammer 1879. 34 cm. 3, (1), 400 Seiten und 51 lithographierten Tafeln (Wappen) und zahlreichen Stammtafeln im Text. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - Dimpfel 126 - Stammtafeln und Wappen: A. Das königliche Haus Württemberg; B. Fürsten; C. Standesherrlicher Adel. Grafen; D. Ritterschaftlicher Adel. Weiterer Erbadel (Grafen, Freiherren, Edelleute). Mit Namenregister. Kanten leicht berieben -

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        Jefferson Davis handwritten three page memo to Major W.T. Walthall who was assisting him in preparing ìThe Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government,î critiquing his late ex brother-in-law Gen. Richard Taylorís new book re Gen. John Bell Hood ñ ìquite wrong as to the orders under which Beauregard went to the South and the purpose I expected him to promote ÿ 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 ÿ . How did Bgd. abandon the Army after joining itÿî

      Beauvoir, Mississippi May 26, 1879 Important Autograph Letter, not signed, 3p, 5.5î x 8î front & verso on two conjoined sheets. Beauvoir, May 26 [1879]. To Major [William T.] Walthall. Docketed on verso of third page ìPres. Davis / Mem. for Gen. Hood / 26 May 1879î by Walthall. Mended on verso of lower blank area on third page. Fine condition. Headed ìMemoî 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 ìThe Rise and Fall of the Confederate Governmentî (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 ìMobile Register.î In 1876, he moved from Alabama to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, to assist Jefferson Davis in the preparation of ìThe Rise and Fall of the Confederate Governmentî of which Walthall was the reputed ìghost writer.î In full, ìIf you see our friend Genl.[John Bell] Hood, please say to him that I called when in the city last week, but failed to find him, to my special regret. Since I saw Genl Hood I have read the book of my deceased and much lamented friend Genl. R. Taylor, [Confederate Gen. Richard Taylor, Zachary Taylorís only son, had died April 12th; Jefferson Davisí first wife was Richardís sister Sarah who had died in 1835 at the age of 21, just three months after they had married.] and was struck with his account of the expedition of the army under the command of Hood; called the Tenn. Campaign p.204 at bottom is a misapprehension as to what I certainly meant by moving north on to the Chan. & Atlanta R.R. pp. 206-7 ñ Is quite wrong as to the orders under which Beauregard went to the South and the purpose I expected him to promote. P 208 ñ The plan of crossing the Tenn. River was first made known to me through a cypher dispatch from Bgd. [Beauregard] and was never sanctioned by me, instead of having him as stated first adopted by me so as to filter Bgd. ìHood will remember my conversations with him at his Hd.Qrs. next to Atlanta, and probably saw the orders of the C.S. Adj. Genl. to Bgd. and may have heard from him of the conference I held with him at Augusta, in the presence of Genl. Hardee. Hood may also have, or remember the cypher dispatch sent by Bgd. to me announcing the plan to move across the Tenn. as well as my answer to it. As I have told you when the matter had passed 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. and objected to the tour of unmeasured censure heaped upon it after the failure. How did Bgd. abandon the Army after joining it, why & for what object as these declared as intimated. You know my recollections & may explain fully to Genl. Hood.î ìDestruction And Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of The Late Warî by Richard Taylor (New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1879) was just reaching bookshops at the time of Gen. Taylorís death on April 12, 1879, six weeks before Davis wrote the letter here offered.

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        The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce. Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum

      London:. 1879.. 8vo. 7" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 162; Gimbel B-80; VanderPoel B532). Limited to 250 cc, this No. 78. 45, [1] pp.. Original grey printed wrappers.. Faint foxing to wrappers. A VG+ copy, and uncommon thus.. A play written for Dickens' good friend Macready circa 1838, though not performed at the time, with the story eventually being reworked by Dickens for inclusion in the 'Pic-Nic Papers,' [1841].

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        El satanismo o sea la Catedra de Satanas combatida desde la Catedra del Espiritu Santo. Refutacion de los errores de la Escuela Espiritista por Vicente Manterola

      Espasa Hermanos y Salvat, Barcelona 1879 - holandesa con manchas del tiempo, en general buena conservación . . 931 págs.

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        Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst. 14. (Vierzehnter) Band / 1879. - Mit dem Beiblatt Kunst-Chronik.,

      Leipzig: E. A. Seemann Verl., 1879, 775 S., m. zahlr. Abb., HalbLeinenband mit Gold- u. Prägeschmuck. - Mit Radierungen, Stichen, Lichtdrucken (J. L. Trambauer; E. Helm; Klitzsch u. Rochlitzer; F. A. Joerdens; J. Eisenhardt; B. Mannfeld; Grotjohann; W. Unger; W. Woernle; J. Klaus; W. Krauskopf; L. H. Fischer; .) (entwert. Archivstempel auf der Impressumseite, Rückenschildchen - sonst / innen gutes sauberes Ex.) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2300 HalbLeinenband mit Gold- u. Prägeschmuck.

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        Zululand and the Zulus: Their History, Beliefs, Customs, Military System, Home Life, Legends, etc., etc., and Missions to them. Third Edition.

      London: Kerby & Endean, 1879 - Duodecimo. Original orange printed paper-covered boards. Somewhat rubbed, and rounded at the corners, joints slightly cracked, light browning, contemporary ownership/gift inscription to the title page, owner's ink-stamp to the half-title, Munger Africana Library blind stamp to the title page, but overall very good. One of four editions published in 1879, none subsequently. A work of compilation, but an extremely timely one in a handy format which would have placed it in the pockets of many officers travelling out to Natal. "'This little volume was published during the war with the Zulus under Cetywayo, and gives a résumé of the history of the country from the time of Chaka." (Mendelssohn) It is a reference work, and is fragile, and consequently decidedly uncommon. Farrer was a miscellaneous author who wrote a biography of Adam Smith; studies of literary forgeries and of censorship; but is probably best known for his contribution to the development of a more scientific approach to the study of folklore. Mendelssohn I, p. 536; Hosken, p. 69.

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        BRITISH FRESH-WATER FISHES [TWO VOLUME SET]

      William Mackenzie 1879 Light rubbing to extremities. Hinges started. Very light foxing to first and last few pages; Ocher boards with center gilt design of a fisherman. Gilt lettering and decorative frame. Title page in red and black. Tissue guarded full page color illustration for every described fish plus numerous illustrations from steel engravings. Each chapter is separately paginated. Extensive description of each featured species including a wealth of quotations ranging from Greek authorities to the 19th century; 4to 11" - 13" tall

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

      Greensburg, PA:: Tribune Press,. [1879].. 8vo. 1st edition (Bleiler, p. 51; Locke I, p. 59; Reginald 03485; Wright III, 1224). 247, [1] pp.. A rather unassuming brown cloth binding with gilt stamping spine lettering.. A VG+ copy.. 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'.

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        Epitome Of Homoeopathic Medicines

      BOERICKE & TAFEL, NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA 1879 - book in good condition. tight binding pages are browning with pencil markings in front endpage. DATE PUBLISHED: 1879 EDITION: 383 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philips' Imperial Library Atlas a series of new and authentic maps,...accompanied by a valuable index of reference

      London., George Philip & Son., 1879. 55 x 38 cms, 2 leaves with title and content, 51 double-page sheets with 51 maps, numbered 1-51. Index of 86 pp., first fly leaf with holes in lower part. marbled endpapers. Clean contents. Contemp. cloth, spine and corners calf. Spine well remade on fold. 6 raised bands. Gilt edges. KEYWORDS: atlas world atlas

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        Geschichte der Ostseeprovinzen Liv-, Est- und Kurland von der älteren Zeit bis auf unser Jahrhundert [History of the Baltic Provinces of Livland, Estland and Courland from the ancient times till our century].

      F. Sieslack, Mitau 1879 - Mitau: F. Sieslack, 1879-1884. First edition. Octavo. 2 parts in one. [2], vi, 312; [2], 196 pp. With the Ink stamps of "Dr. Ronald Ruprecht" on front free endpaper, owner's ink inscription "Johann Weinberg" and pencil notes on the title page. Later black half calf with gilt lettered title on the spine and cloth boards. Back cover of the original publisher's wrapper of the second part bound in the rear. Overall a very good copy. Rare Mitau imprint. A general history of the Baltic provinces based on the fundamental works by Alexander von Richter (1803-1864), Otto von Rutenberg (1802-1864) and Oskar Kienitz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        TEXT WITH PRAYERS TO SAINTS JOHN THE EVANGELIST, STEPHEN, LAWRENCE, AND DIONYSIUS (DENIS)

      France, ca. first half of the, 1200. 146 x 114 mm (5 3/4 x 4 1/2"). Single column, 18 lines, in an early pleasing gothic book hand. Rubrics in red, capitals struck with red, four two-line initials in burnished gold on a blue and pink background with white tracery. A bit browned, particularly at the edges, corners rounded, a little wrinkling to head edge, one-inch slit to margin mended on verso with clear tape, faintly soiled, otherwise in very good condition, with no serious defects. This leaf comes from a little Psalter that belonged to Count Eric von Rosen (1879-1948) of Rockelstad Castle, Sweden, and that sold at Sotheby's on 9 July 1969. It was later in the collection of Joseph Pope (1921-2010) of Toronto. The Psalter included a Litany--a combination that was the predecessor to the Book of Hours--with a few prayers at the end for important saints. The sequence in which the saints appear here--John, Stephen, Lawrence, Denis--is not according to the calendar, but rather by celestial hierarchy, in descending order of importance, from Apostles and Evangelists (John) to Martyrs (Stephen, Lawrence, and Denis). This leaf shows signs of having gone through a fire.

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        The Book of Household Management; comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, [etc]. Entirely New Edition, revised and corrected. [Second Edition]. Three Hundred and Thirteenth Thousand

      Ward Lock & Co, [1879]8vo., Second Edition, Three Hundred and Thirteenth Thousand, with a chromolithograph frontispiece, 11 fine chromolithograph plates and many hundreds of wood-engravings in the text, neat contemporary signature on front endpapers, some moderate spotting (most often marginal) throughout; original green cloth, neatly rebacked in red calf with original backstrip gilt laid down, all original endpapers preserved, a remarkably bright, well-preserved copy. With front and rear advertisement endpapers, advertisement on title verso, 4pp of trade advertisements following list of engravings and 5pp of trade advertisements at end (the majority of advertisements in red and black). At rear are the publisher's 1p advertisement for 'Sylvia's Home-Help Series', 4pp catalogue of the 'Lily' Series, 2pp catalogue of cookery and gardening, and 20pp catalogue of Illustrated Gift Books etc. 'In this New Edition I have striven, with feminine aid of the most valuable kind, to make a few improvements upon the original model of this work, and I have infused some new and modern information which, seven years ago, did not exist' (S O Beeton). The second edition of Beeton's masterwork, revised by Samuel following Isabella's death in 1865, was first published in 1869. The present issue can be dated from internal evidence to 1879. Very scarce in anything like this condition.

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        The Past and Present Treatment of Intestinal Obstructions, Reviewed with an Improved Method of Treatment Indicated

      London H K Lewis 1879. G+ : in Good condition plus. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons Second Edition Brown/gilt hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iv, 190pp. 4 plates.

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        A history of the castles, mansions, and manors of western Sussex / by Dudley George Cary Elwes, F.S.A., assisted by the Rev. Charles J. Robinson: with original illustrations, by Messrs. Thomas Batterbury and William Penstone and numerous reproductions from The Sussex archaeological collections.

      London : Longmans & co. ; Lewes : G. P. Bacon, 1876 [i.e. 1879] - Physical description: vi, 285, xliii p. : front. , illus. , plates. , plans, geneal. Tab. (partly fold. ) ; 30 cm. Subjects: Castles - England - Sussex. Historic buildings - England - Sussex. Sussex (England) - Historic houses, etc. West Sussex (England) - Antiquities - Description and travel. Notes: Preface and cover dated 1879 - title page dated 1876. Originally issued in 3 parts dated 1876, 1877 and 1879. Title in red and black. Includes bibliographic notes. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Recased with the original spine laid back. Impressively finished, with some some slight dust dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Minor foxing only to title page and frontis. Gilt border and title to front panel. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 3 Kg. 285 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LAND OF MIDIAN (REVISITED) [TWO VOLUMES]

      C. Kegan Paul & Co. 1879 Boards with mild rubbing to corners; Original ocre boards with black lines to top and bottom and black pictorial design. Gilt lettering, also to spine. Ex-lib with minimal markings: stamps to title page and frontispiece. Absolutely beautiful copy with tight binding. With map, and illustrations on wood and by chromo-lithography; 8vo; xxviii, 338; 319, 32 pages

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        The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce. Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum

      London:. 1879.. 8vo. 7" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 162; Gimbel B-80; VanderPoel B532). Limited to 250 cc, this No. 78. 45, [1] pp.. Original grey printed wrappers.. Faint foxing to wrappers. A VG+ copy, and uncommon thus.. A play written for Dickens' good friend Macready circa 1838, though not performed at the time, with the story eventually being reworked by Dickens for inclusion in the 'Pic-Nic Papers,' [1841].

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        Ogrojec przy Kosciele sw. Barbary]" (?).

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Krakow-koscioly; Przyn. adm.: wojewodztwo malopolskie (krakowskie); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja w obrebie tinty: "Odb. wlasnoreczna Jan Wojnarski".; Technika: Akwaforta na tincie na kartonie; Format: 180x250.; Inf o autorze: J. Wojnarski (1879-1937) malarz i grafik, studiowal w ASP w Krakowie malarstwo w latach 1902-1909 i grafike w latach 1905-1906 i 1911-1912, od 1929 profesor tamze, w zakresie grafiki uprawial techniki metalowe i litografie, zob. Voll. t.5 s.160, Jakimowicz 1997 s.427.; Uwagi: Kosciol Jezuitow.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura budynki sakralne, religia zakony / Architektur kirchliche Gebäuden/kirchliche Gebäude, Religion Orden / architecture sacral buildings/sacral building, religion orders, convents, monasteries/order, convent, monastery / Radierung / etching; Rycina w ladnym stanie, nieco uszkodzony margines tablicy (poza kompozycja).

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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) 1879 - 1100 Gramm.

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        The Book of Household Management; comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, [etc]. Entirely New Edition, revised and corrected. [Second Edition]. Three Hundred and Thirteenth Thousand

      Ward Lock & Co 1879 - 8vo., Second Edition, Three Hundred and Thirteenth Thousand, with a chromolithograph frontispiece, 11 fine chromolithograph plates and many hundreds of wood-engravings in the text, neat contemporary signature on front endpapers, some moderate spotting (most often marginal) throughout; original green cloth, neatly rebacked in red calf with original backstrip gilt laid down, all original endpapers preserved, a remarkably bright, well-preserved copy. With front and rear advertisement endpapers, advertisement on title verso, 4pp of trade advertisements following list of engravings and 5pp of trade advertisements at end (the majority of advertisements in red and black). At rear are the publisher's 1p advertisement for 'Sylvia's Home-Help Series', 4pp catalogue of the 'Lily' Series, 2pp catalogue of cookery and gardening, and 20pp catalogue of Illustrated Gift Books etc. 'In this New Edition I have striven, with feminine aid of the most valuable kind, to make a few improvements upon the original model of this work, and I have infused some new and modern information which, seven years ago, did not exist' (S O Beeton). The second edition of Beeton's masterwork, revised by Samuel following Isabella's death in 1865, was first published in 1869. The present issue can be dated from internal evidence to 1879. Very scarce in anything like this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chansonnier historique du XVIIIe siècle. Recueil de chansons, vaudevilles, sonnets, épigrammes, épitaphes et autres vers satiriques et historiques, formé avec la Collection de Clairambault, de Maurepas et autres manuscrits inédits. Publié avec Introduction, Commentaire, Note et Index, par Emile Raunié, archiviste paléographe. Orné de portraits à l'eau-forte par Rousselle

      A. Quantin 1879-1884 - livres RARISSIME, SERIE COMPLETE. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires. Recueil Clairambault-Maurepas. Neuf volumes superbement reliés + volume 10 broché joint, rendant la série complète. Vols 1 à 9: superbe reliure d'époque maroquin, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné de titres et tomaisons en lettres dorées, de fleurons, de caissons et de filets dorés, tranches dorées, filet d'orées sur les plats. Imprimé sur papier Velin. Vol. 1 : CXXXIV (préface, bibliographie et introduction historique) et 156 p. ; vol. 2 : 323 p. ; vol. 3 : 288 p. : vol. 4 : 302 p. ; vol. 5 : XXX et 305 p. ; vol. 6 : 368 p. ; vol. 7 : XX et 373 p. ; vol. 8 XXVI et 333 p.; vol. 9 xxxix + 268 p. Rares petites taches de rousseur sur certaines pages. Ex-libris Laurentii Auviir. Vol. 10: broché, couverture légèrement usagée, quelques mouillures, 359 p. in-8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kris Peeters]
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        Speeches and Addresses [A collection of 19th century political pamphlets professionally bound in 1 volume]

      Various publishers, 1879-1885 - Description: 1v., various paginations ; 22cm. A collection of 11 political pamphlets professionally bound in 1 volume. Subjects: Political speeches -- 19th century -- Great Britain -- Ireland -- Politics and government -- Law and legislation -- History -- Essays, addresses, speeches etc. Contents includes speeches by the Marquis of Hartington, 1879; Marquess of Hartington, 1882; Lord Rosebery, 1884; W. E. Gladstone, 1881 & 1883; Goldwin Smith, 1882; G, J, Goschen, 1883; Thomas Erskine, 1881; Joseph Chamberlain, 1881; Lyon Playfair, 1883; George J. Goschen, 1885. Notes: Bound by DeCoverly. Full details of each pamphlet, and additional scans, available on request. Very good copy bound in contemporary 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine with raised bands. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Scattered foxing to first few pages. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LAMPLIGHTER

      1879. A Farce. (1838.) Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum. London: [no publisher] 1879. Original light blue-grey wrappers. First Edition in dramatic form, one of 250 numbered copies (this being #100). Around 1838 Dickens consented to write this "unfortunate little farce" (his words) specifically for the famous actor W. C. Macready. However, while it was in rehearsal Macready changed his mind and put a halt to it, so it was never staged. Three years later, Dickens wanted to contribute a tale to THE PIC-NIC PAPERS (the collection of pieces published in 1841 for the benefit of the widow of Dickens's first publisher John Macrone), so for it he re-wrote the still-born play into a tale titled "The Lamplighter's Story." Nine years after Dickens's death, a manuscript (not in Dickens's hand) of the original play was discovered in the Forster Collection, and the result was this 250-copy edition.~This copy is still in the original wrappers (most have been re-bound), and is in near-fine condition (scarcely any wear at all, but a little cover soil). This is quite an uncommon piece in this condition. Gimbel B80; Carr B532; Eckel p. 162.

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        En Dag af en lille Piges Liv. Med Vers.

      Kbhvn.: Ernst Bojesens Kunstforlag 1879. 7 ark inkl. titelblad i lystryk med teksten integreret i billedet, ophavs-m/k er ukendt. Fol. Indlagt i orig. mappe. Ny ryg påsat mappen. 7 separate sheets, printed on recto only. On each text page the text is incorporated into a collotype illustration.. 2. danske bog illustr. med fotos. Meget sjælden. 2nd Danish book published by using a photomechanical process. Very rare.Mus White 31

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        Historia de la Matrícula de Mar y exámen de varios sistemas de reclutamiento marítimo. Comprende: 1. Discurso histórico-crítico sobre la Marina. 2. Paralelo entre la vida del marinero y la del soldado en tierra

      - 2ª Ed.- Madrid: Imp. de Fortanet, 1879.- LXV,470 pp.; 4° menor (21,5 cm.); Media Piel.- Perfecto estado. RARO. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biruni, Muhammad ibn Hamed 973-1048). The Chronology of the Ancient Nations. An English version of the ARABIC TEXT OF THE ATHAR-UL-BAKIYA OF ALBIRÛNI, or “Vestige of the past”. Collected and reduced by the author in A.H390-a.d.1000. Translated and edited, with notes and index by Edward Sachau.

      Oriental Fund of Great Britain & Ireland by William. H. Allen and co. 1879 - In-8° de 484 pp. reliure marron.Excellent état. Intérieur frais. Ed. originale [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Yorkshire. The Wapentake of Gilling West

      London: Hazell, Watson & Viney, 1879. 1/2 Leather, Marbled Boards.. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. ppxiii, pedigrees, 576. Illustrated with many engravings of houses. Many pedigrees, coats of arms. Dedicated to Sir Henry Burgh-Lawson, the Lawson family of Brough Hall, Catterick. Rebound in half leather, with gilt titling to spine. Marbled boards. New endpapers sewn in. First and last few pages a little grubby otherwise a fine, robust copy. A colossal book. E-mail for further details and images

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        Views in the White Mountains (Deluxe Omnibus Edition)

      Portland: Chisholm Brothers, 1879. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. Folio. First edition of this collection of 22 full-page photographs of the White Mountains taken using the heliotype process. With descriptions by Sweetser. The so-called deluxe omnibus edition. Very good indeed in red cloth binding, lined in gilt with floral gilt designs at all four front corners. Some minor wear to covers. Binding a bit fragile, but still well in hand.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        John Caldigate in Three Volumes [bound as one]

      Chapman and Hall , 1879 . Hardback. . Poor hardback, no dustwrapper. Casing is generally edgeworn and spotted with half of front board badly waterstained and cockled. Some red bleed into foredge only, except on endpapers where is has leaked into page edges a little. Lacks title page and contents of volume 1 (present in other 2 vols.). Minor foxing to half title of Vol 1 and first page. Bookplate of previous owner. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. 8vo red cloth with gilt title on spine, black decoration to front board, blind lining to back.

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        Sull'incremento del delitto in Italia e sui mezzi per arrestarlo.

      Subject: (Antropologia criminale). Torino, Fratelli Bocca, 1879, 8vo rilegato in tutta tela nera con tassello rosso al dorso, pp. IV-142-(2). Prima edizione di questo famoso trattato dove sono analizzate le cause dell'incremento del delitto in Italia dovuto a cattivi governi, armi, camorra, miseria, alcolismo, ecc.). Lombroso trova che l'istruzione sia una causa della criminalit?, sostenendo che negli ultimi anni l'aumento dell'istruzione ? seguito proporzionalmente l'aumento della criminalit?. Ecc. ecc.

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        Report of the Annual Meeting of the California State Vinicultural Society

      San Francisco: August 27, 1879. First edition. A brownish stain on front wrapper going through the pages gradually lightening, foredge with small loss of paper (not affecting text). Octavo.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX-MOUCHES, CONSTITUANT LA FAMILLE DES TROCHILIDES.LYON, AU BUREAU DE LA SOCIETE LINNEENNE (1873)-1878. 4 VOLL.

      4 voll. in 4°gr., bella leg. in mz.marocchino marrone, coeva, con fregi a giglio e titoli impressi in oro sul dorso, a quattro nervi, piatti in tela; pp.(4)-V-(1)-343-(1), pp.(4)-327-(1)-III-(1), pp.(6)-303-(1); pp.(6)-308; 64 stupende tavv. litografate da Lemercier, su dis. di Antoine Germain Bévalet, tutte finemente acquarellate a mano all'epoca. Ottimo assai raro esemplare.                  Casey Wood p.476. Fine Bird Books p.96. Nissen IVB, 659. Ronsil, 2104. Zimmer II, pp.448-449.Una delle più famose ed esaustive monografie sui Colibrì, l'opera è completa, ma per quanto riguarda le tavole venne pubblicato nel 1879 un Supplément, costituito di pp.2 e da 56 (o57) tavv., qui non presente. Dal punto di vista iconografico, se si escludono i lavori, in folio, di Audebert e di Gould, le tavole presenti in quest'opera sono tra le più belle mai realizzate sul soggetto, ogni specie raffigurata è opportunamente ambientata e la coloritura a mano è veramente splendida. L'opera venne pubblicata in 16 fascicoli, la cui collazione, piuttosto complessa, è riportata da Ronsil e Zimmer.

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        The Land of Midian (Revisited)

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Two volumes in original pictorial cloth, with folding map and 16 plates, including 6 chromolithographs by Thomas Keel. Spines browned but fully legible, corners bumped, evidence of removed labels on front boards. One plate detached in Vol. I; rear hinge of Vol. II cracked, otherwise sound, contents clean. Burton mapped a 600-mile route through the northern and southern Midian (northwestern Saudi Arabia), recording its ruined ancient cities, discovering evidence of crude oil in the region, and bringing back 25 tons of minerals for analysis. Penzer 96-97; Casada 44. Provenance: Bookplate of Thomas Barbour on the front pastedown of each volume. Most recently from the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James A. Casada.

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        THE LAND OF MIDIAN (REVISITED)

      C. Kegan Paul & Co. London 1879 - Two volumes: First Edition. 8vo. plus 32p. publishers catalogue. 16 plates, of which six are chromolithographs. Folding map has one small tear and has been repaired with archival tape. Hinges and bindings are very sound. Rubbing/chipping to corners and top and bottom of spine, and corners. Beveled edges. A very decent set. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 34 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Our Visit to Hindustan, Kashmir, and Ladakh

      Wm. H. Allen & Co., London 1879 - Front board has been detached, with cloth split along entire length of front board. The front board has been inexpertly reattached with PVA glue. Lacking the front free endpaper. Inner margin of the half-title page glued down to the front pastedown endpaper. Large dampstain to the chromolithograph frontispiece. A 1/2" gouge missing from the upper blank margin of pages 262 to 362, not affecting the printed area. Gutter split at rear hinge. A 1" tear to cloth at head of rear joint. Rear board damaged with heavy indentations and gouge marks and tears to the cloth. Complete. Some condition problems, but nonetheless a scarce title in the original publisher's binding.; x, 326 pages + chromolithograph frontispiece. Publisher's red cloth boards with black and gilt decoration on spine and front board. Small gilt vignette illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 211 x 135mm. Contents: Arrival at Bombay; The Parsis; Bombay; Its public buildings; Sangor; Festival of the Mohurrun; Agra; Slight sketch of the history of the Moghul Empire in India from Tamerlane to Aurungzebe; Buildings at Agra; Those in the fort successively the work of Akbar, Jehangir, and Shar Jehan; Jumma Musjid; Taj Mahal; Tombs at Secundra, &c.,; Delhi; Its early history; Some account of the slave, Khilgi, and Toghlak dynasties; Jain temples at Delhi; The Jains and their religious tenets; Jumma Musjid; Other Mosques; The Fort; Asoka's lats, or pillars; The ridge; Its connection with the Mutiny of 1857; Lahore; Early Hindu traditions respecting it; Afghan incursions; Invasion by Mohammedan forces; Mahmood of Ghusnee; His campaigns in Hindostan; Comparisons between Hindus and Mohammedans; Tamerlane and Baber, their expeditions to India; Palace in the fort at Lahore; Kashi work; How supposed to have been made; Jehangir's tomb at Shadera; Nur-Mehal's tomb; Persian invasion of India; Lahore comes under Sikh rule; Tomb of Ranjit Singh; Mosque of Wazir Ali Khan; Preparing for camp life in Kashmir; Srinagar; Boats used in navigating the river Jelum; The races which people Kashmir; Liddar valley; Snowstorm in May; Lovely vegetation; Ancient temples at Martund and Avantipore; Gulmuge; Our log huts; Return to Srinigar; Dal Lake; Its floating islands; Gardens and palaces on its shores; Starting for Ladakh; Sonamurg; Ascent of the Zoji-la Pass; Dras; Native polo-playing; Namyika and Fot-la passes; Lama Yuru; Chinese account of the origin of the Thibetans; Their religion; Exclusion of Europeans from Chinese Thibet; Visit to Lama Serai, or monastery at Lama Yuru; Description of a religious service heard there; Nature of country between Lama Yuru and Leh; Leh; The dress of the inhabitants; Festival of the Dasera; Review of troops; Native dances; Lama religious dances; Visit to the Ranees; How tea is made in Thibet; Funeral rites; Buddha and his early history; Return to Srinagar; Detour to the temples at Wangat in the Sind valley; Temple at Pandrethan, near Srinagar; Leave Kashmir by Banihal Pass; Sialkote; Proclamation ceremonies at Delhi; Belgaum; Sketch of the history of the Dekhan, and rise of the Mahratta empire; Sevaji; His bold incursions; Country round Belgaum; Its climate; Old Jaina temples in fort; 'Idgah at Kurar; Old fort at Sattara; Buddhist cave-temples at Carlee; A Hindu women's festival at Saugor; Famine immigrants; Food of people in that district; Ghazipore; Opium factory; Tobacco cultivation and manufacture; Afghan population at Lumaneah; Buddhist remains at Sydpore; Lat at Bithri; Benares; Hionen Thsang, the Chinese pilgrim, visited Sarnath; Stupa there; Remains of supposed Buddhist buildings near the Bakriya Kund at Benares; Modern Benares; Particulars of a conversation with a learned Hindu Pundit; Pooja, or certain forms of Hindu worship as practised at Benares; Description of various temples in that city; Curious statements taken down from the mouth of a high-caste Brahmin; Commissioner's durbar at Benares; March to Jounpore; Interesting mosques at that place; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of his works

      Twenty items, octavo, as detailed below. William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963) flourished at Balliol College, Oxford, gaining a succession of first-class honours in mathematics, classics and literae humaniores. He was awarded a prize fellowship at University College, Oxford, in 1902, and took a bachelor of civil law degree. However, against fierce parental opposition, Beveridge abandoned the promise of a brilliant career in academia or at the bar to devote himself to the study and cure of social problems. Though his father denounced it as "sentimental philanthropy", Beveridge was in fact encouraged by T. H. Huxley's positivist belief that society could be helped not by spontaneous charity but by the rigorous application of scientific study. This commitment came at a crucial moment in the history of British social policy ? the publication of Booth & Rowntree's statistics of mass poverty, the physical deterioration scare at the end of the South African War, and the debate on tariff reform, had all thrust social problems to the foreground of political debate. At Toynbee Hall Beveridge associated with reformers of every stripe, from Fabian socialists to the disciples of John Ruskin. He was particularly influenced by Sidney and Beatrice Webb's belief in the national minimum wage, though he stopped short of embracing socialist economics. Beveridge fought for the old age pensions movement, the free school meals campaign, and for government relief of the unemployed. His pioneering study "Unemployment: a Problem of Industry" (begun 1904, published 1909) explored the complexity of the labour market, and during the depression of 1904-5 he helped to set up the London Unemployed Fund, becoming a leading member of the Central (Unemployed) Body ? a committee set up under the Unemployed Workmen Act. It was there that he first began to campaign for a national system of labour exchanges. In 1905 he began writing leaders on social problems for the Morning Post, joined the editorial board of the Ruskinian journal St George's Papers, and over the next three years produced almost 1,000 leading socio-economic articles on subjects ranging from eugenics to progressive taxation. The thrust of his arguments centred around the development of a strong, centralised, bureaucratic state dedicated to far-reaching social organization, coupled with the belief (like the Benthamites of 80 years earlier) that such regulation would strengthen, rather than weaken, free market economy. These beliefs were strengthened by a visit to Prussian-governed Germany, where he saw such a state being attempted. In late 1907 he was introduced by the Webbs to Winston Churchill, newly appointed Liberal president of the Board of Trade, whose sympathy with social reform moved him to invite Beveridge to join the Board of Trade as his personal assistant in preparing legislation on unemployment. Beveridge spent 1908-11 working with Board of Trade permanent secretary Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith in drawing up the Labour Exchanges Act of 1909 and part 2 of the National Insurance Act of 1911. Beveridge himself became permanent civil servant in 1909, administrating the labour exchange system, and by 1913 had reached the rank of assistant secretary. His ambitious vision for applying these social reforms to the whole of the nation's labour force was frustrated by the outbreak of the First World War, as he was moved by Lloyd George to the Ministry of Munitions. His draft of the draconian Munitions of War Act and, on return to the Board of Trade in 1916, the unpopular new Unemployment Insurance Act, was the cause of the decades of hostility that followed between himself and the trade union movement. He was consequently excluded from the new Ministry of Labour set up at the end of 1916, a moment that Beveridge looked back on as the death blow to his dream of solving the unemployment problem. He was moved instead to the new Ministry of Food, where he introduced a general rationing scheme, being appointed KCB in in 1919 and becoming permanent secretary to the Ministry of Food, at aged 39 one of the youngest men ever to reach that rank in Whitehall. In spite of these successes, Beveridge's faith in the potential of a strong paternalist administrative state had been broken by wartime resistance to state regulation from both trade unions and employers. This experience, coupled with the failure of co-operation between allied governments in the relief of the defeated Germans and Austrians, convinced him that European prosperity could only be restored by a revival of business confidence and a return to the gold standard and international free trade. In 1919 he resigned from the civil service to take up the directorship of the London School of Economics, which had been founded by Beveridge's friend and mentor, Sidney Webb. Beveridge worked to raise funds and attract a range of distinguished scholars in all branches of the social sciences ? Tawney, H. J. Laski, L. T. Hobhouse, L. C. Robbins, F. A. Hayek, and Bronislaw Malinowski, and in the early 1930s was personally responsible for bringing in many distinguished academic refugees expelled from Hitler's Germany. He was vice-chancellor of London University from 1926-8, and, after a successful but unpopular (Beveridge was high handed in implementing controversial policies) 18 years directorship, left to take up the mastership of University College, Oxford, in 1937. He was also elected fellow to the British Academy in the same year. These academic appointments, faced with the outbreak of war in 1939, left him frustrated for real political action. When eventually called up in December 1940 as under-secretary in the Ministry of Labour, his open ambitions to take control of the wartime manpower programmed meant that Ernest Bevin diverted him to the chairmanship of an obscure interdepartmental inquiry into the co-coordination of social services. He accepted the appointment with tears in his eyes, but it was to prove his most important and dramatic commission. In June 1941 he started work on his social services inquiry, and convinced himself that it offered the opportunity he had always wanted to determine the shape of British society after the war. He interviewed hundreds of witnesses and consulted economic experts like Keynes, Robbins and James Meade in drawing up his report, focusing on unemployment, health care and poverty in childhood and old age. For the first time, Beveridge became impassioned by a vision of social justice as an ethical ideal, and in numerous articles and broadcasts argued for the forging of an ideal new society out of the ashes of war. This conception was spelled out in the report Social Insurance and Allied Services, December 1942, which outlined a Bunyanesque vision of society's battle against the five giants of idleness, ignorance, disease, squalor and want, to be solved by a free national health service, family allowances, government policies to maintain full employment, and universal subsistence level social insurance to include all classes of society for life. His second report, Full Employment in a Free Society, published without official endorsement in 1944, demonstrated how to maintain full employment, as the lynchpin of this vision's operability. These reports were viewed coolly in Whitehall, but proved overwhelmingly popular with the British public. Early in 1943 the only major parliamentary revolt of the war forced the government to commit itself to Beveridge's proposals ? consequently, Beveridge's plan became the eventual blueprint for the welfare state legislation of 1944-8. Swept up by his public popularity, he entered politics. In 1944 he resigned as master of University College, and entered parliament as Liberal MP for Berwick upon Tweed. In 1945, however, he lost his seat to the Conservative candidate, and went to the House of Lords in 1946 as a Liberal peer. From this point he dedicated himself to socio-economic writing, attempting to finish his life-long study of Price and Wages in England from the Twelfth to the Nineteenth Century, only one volume of which was published before his death. To his dying day Beveridge believed that his history of prices, rather than his much acclaimed report on social insurance, would prove his "main contribution to the understanding of modern problems" (J. Harris, W. Beveridge: biography, 2nd edition 1977, p. 468). a). BEVERIDGE, W. H. Unemployment. A Problem of Industry. London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909 Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and front board blind. Ends and corners slightly rubbed, partial tanning to endpapers, but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of William Beveridge's first book. b). BEVERIDGE, Sir William. Insurance for All and Everything. London: The Daily News Ltd., 1924 Duodecimo. Original boards. Extremities rubbed, spine tanned, manuscript marginalia in pencil to page 4; still very good condition. Number 7 in "The New Way" Series. With numerous review clippings laid in. c). Unemployment Insurance in Great Britain: A Critical Examination. By the Authors of "The Third Winter of Unemployment" and "Is Unemployment Inevitable?" London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1925 Octavo. Original grey wrappers. Ownership inscription of "Stone" to front wrapper and half-title. Tanned, rubbed and a little creased; still very good condition. First edition. d). MINISTER OF LABOUR et al. Memoranda on Certain Proposals Relating to Unemployment. London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, May 1929. Octavo. Original paper wraps, stapled at the fold. Very good condition. First edition, printing ministerial memoranda by the Minister of Labour (Arthur Steel-Maitland), the Minister of Transport (Wilfred Ashley), the Minister of Health (Neville Chamberlain), the Postmaster-General (W. Mitchell-Thomson), and one by the Treasury under the directions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Winston Churchill). e). BEVERIDGE, W. H. Unemployment. A Problem of Industry (1909 and 1930). New Edition. London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930 Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Ends and corners very slightly rubbed, single trivial mark to front board, an excellent copy. First edition thus of Beveridge's updated version of his first book, originally published in 1909. f). BEVERIDGE, Sir William H. Causes and Cures of Unemployment. London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931 Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in green. Spine a trifle faded; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. g). BEVERIDGE, Sir William, and others. Tariffs: The Case Examined, By a Committee of Economists under the Chairmanship of Sir William Beveridge, K.C.B. London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931 Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in red. Spine a trifle faded and corners very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of this book with contributions by Beveridge, F. C. Benham, A. L. Bowley, T. E. Gregory, J. R. Hicks, W. T. Layton, A. Plant, L. C. Robbins and G. L. Schwartz. This is the copy of Arnold Plant, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, and is additionally signed on the title page by each of the contributors. The book also includes, laid in, a typed letter copy from D. H. Robertson reporting to Beveridge from Austria on the subject of Free Trade, two typed letters signed from Beveridge to Plant, and a typed letter signed from Beveridge's secretary to Plant, enclosing a typed letter copy from the publishers of this book concerning the possibility of a second edition. h). (BEVERIDGE, William.) SOCIAL INSURANCE AND ALLIED SERVICES. Report. Presented by Command of His Majesty, November 1942. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1942 Octavo. Original paper wrappers, stapled at the fold. Wrappers faintly spotted, with some mild rusting at the staples; general very light rubbing to the extremities but all things considered an excellent copy. First edition of the famous Beveridge Report. i). (BEVERIDGE, William.) SOCIAL INSURANCE AND ALLIED SERVICES. The Beveridge Report in Brief. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1942 Octavo. Original paper wrappers, stapled at the fold. Tanned, and chipped around the edges, but still in very good condition. First edition thus, the official condensed publication of the first, and most popular, of Beveridge's landmark reports on social reconstruction. Signed by William Beveridge and his wife Janet on the front wrapper. j). BEVERIDGE, William H. Full Employment in a Free Society. A Report. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1944 Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine, top edge stained black. Spine sunned, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of the second of Beveridge's two famous Reports, this one published without official endorsement. k). BEVERIDGE, Lord. Voluntary Action. A Report on Methods of Social Advance. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1948 Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the spine-tanned, somewhat dust soiled and marked jacket with small chips to edges. First edition, first impression. l). BEVERIDGE, Lord, & A. F. WELLS (eds.) The Evidence for Voluntary Action. Being Memoranda by Organisations and Individuals and other Material relevant to Voluntary Action. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1949 Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine, top edge dyed brown. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscriptions, cloth very faintly spotted. The book in excellent condition with the jacket price-clipped, tanned and torn. First edition, first impression. m). BEVERIDGE, Lord. Power and Influence. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953 Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and decorative designs to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece. An excellent copy in the mildly spine-tanned, rubbed at the extremities. First edition, first impression, of Beveridge's autobiography. With a typescript copy and clipping of a review of the book by Sir Frederick Leggett. n). BEVERIDGE, Janet. Beveridge and his Plan. London:Hodder and Stoughton, 1954 Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Photographic frontispiece and plates. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. o). BEVERIDGE, Lord. A Defence of Free Learning. London: Oxford University Press, 1959 Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. A few faint marks but an excellent copy in the slightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. p). BEVERIDGE, Lord. The London School of Economics and its Problems 1919-1937. Illustrated. London:George Allen & Unwin Ltd,1960 Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine in silver, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the mildly spine-tanned and very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. Review copy with the publisher's review slip laid in, stating date of publication as 4th February 1960. This copy was sent for review by Ernest Kay, editor of John O' London's Weekly, to Professor Sir Arnold Plant, and includes the review correspondence between Kay and Plant, a copy of the original review typescript, a clipping of the finished review which has been circulated to Professor W. A. Robson and Mr H. R. G. Greaves (both of whom have added manuscript notes), and two autograph letters signed to Plant from "Eve.", discussing Beveridge and the review. q). BEVERIDGE, Wiliam Henry, Lord of Tuggal, K.C.B., F.B.A., LL.D., D.C.L. Westminster Abbey: Order of Service. Wednesday, May 15th, 1963. The Order of Service from the funeral, held at Westminster Abbey, of William Beveridge. r). (BEVERIDGE, William) HARRIS, José. William Beveridge. A Biography. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977 Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait frontispiece. A few mild stains to early leaves, edges faintly spotted, lacking the front free endpaper; very good condition, with the jacket rubbed at the extremities with a few small chips or tears to edges. First edition, first impression. s). (BEVERIDGE, William & Janet.) MAIR, Philip Beveridge. Shared Enthusiasm. The Story of Lord and Lady Beveridge by her son... Surrey: Ascent Books Ltd, 1982 Octavo. Original green boards, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author, "To Asa [Briggs], with much gratitude, Philip Mair, 4th November 1982." Also includes, laid in, a typed letter signed from Mair to Asa [Briggs], dated 19th October 1982, gifting the book with thanks. t). (BEVERIDGE, William) WILLIAMS, Karel & John WILILIAMS (eds.) A Beveridge Reader. London: Allen & Unwin, 1987 Octavo. Original printed wrappers. Extremities a little rubbed but a very good copy. First edition, first impression, of this anthology of Beveridge's writings between 1909 and 1960.

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        HAND-BOOK AND ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE ENGINEERS' AND SURVEYORS' INSTRUMENTS, MADE BY BUFF AND BERGER, NO. 9 PROVINCE COURT, BOSTON, MASS

      Boston: Buff & Berger, 1879. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. HAND-BOOK AND ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE ENGINEERS' AND SURVEYORS' INSTRUMENTS, MADE BY BUFF AND BERGER, NO. 9 PROVINCE COURT, BOSTON, MASS. by n/a. Buff & Berger , 1879. Binding: Soft Cover Dust Jacket: No jacket. NOTES: Presumed first edition. No other dates/printings noted. Possibly the first price guide & instrument handbook published by the partnership of C. Louis Berger and George L. Buff which was established in 1871 & dissolved in 1898. Many illustrations of various astronomical & survey instruments, engineers' transits and levels. In 2 parts. Part I: A full description of the instruments and concise directions how to take care of and adjust them. Part II: Illustrated catalogue and price list of engineering, surveying and astronomical instruments, manufactured and sold by Buff & Berger. Showing some exterior wear/creasing & chips to edges; contents are complete & overall clean and tight with no owner markings. Additional images upon request.

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