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        Revi-Lona a Romance of Love in a Marvelous Land

      Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Frank Cowan [1879], 1st Edition. () 247pp. Very good. Octavo. Original black pebbled cloth. Somewhat faded gilt title on spine. Contemporary signature on the front free endpaper. Bookplate removed with a trace of glue stain. A clean unfoxed copy. Locke Spectrum of Fantasy page 59 A lost race novel set in the Antarctic tells the story of a man from Pennsylvania who travels to the South Pole where a race of big and beautiful women ruled and little and learned men obeyed!.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Compendio del arte de la Lengua Tagala, por el Padre

      Manila, Imprenta de "Amigos del Pais", 1879. - 13,5x10 cm., 168 páginas. Bella encuadernación en piel marrón muy fina con nervios y tejuelos. Perfecto ejemplar. Tercera edición de este compendio de la lengua Tagala, publicado por vez primera en Manila, 1703, y posteriormente reimpreso en Sampaloc en 1787. Todas las ediciones son raras por el poco cuerpo de la obra y su uso constante. El autor fraile Agustino, fue prior del convento de Tambobong. Palau 289442.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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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. Edited by the Late Rev. G. Taplin, of Point Macleay. First Series

      Adelaide: By Authority, E. Spiller, Acting Government Printer, 1879. First edition. Frontispiece and 15 plates, 12-pages of printed facsimiles of letters written by Aborigines, 1 folding. Musical notation "The Aboriginal Corrobbery". 8vo, pp. viii:174:(1):29 (the addendum with separate title-page " Grammar of the Narrinyeri Tribe of Australian Aborigines" by the late rev. George Taplin, Adelaide: 1880), original crimson cloth, the upper cover elaborately blocked in gilt with an image of an Aborigine hunting Emu; the spine mottled and discoloured, the upper cover bright; decorative endpapers. Foxing to prelims., one leaf creased (binding fault). Nine of the plates are from drawings by Aborigines, e.g. "Hunting Party. Drawing by 'Yertabrida Solomon' an Aboriginal of the Coorong". The frontispiece and remaining 6 plates are original photographs, albumen prints, and depict "A Camp of the Narrinyeri, Lake Alexandrina" (the frontispiece) showing 8 Aborigines seated before a hut, two of the other photographs show weapons, mats, baskets etc. The remaining 4 photographs are individual portraits and depict "Waldaninyeri, a Woman of the Narrinyeri Tribe"; "Wewat-thelari, a Man of the Narrinyeri Tribe"; "Ngunaitponi, a Man of the Narrinyeri Tribe"; & "Mimukulari, a Woman of the Narrinyeri Tribe"; pp. 105-106 of this work give an explanation of the photographs, giving details of the Aborigines portrayed and of the weapons, mats, baskets, twine, girdles and necklaces shown. Very rare. Series 2 was not published.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        History of the Pan-Handle; Being Historical Collections of the Counties of Ohio, Brooke, Marshall and Hancock, West Virginia, with Illustrations (1879)

      Wheeling, WV: J. A. Caldwell. 1879. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1879. Large quarto, original brown cloth gilt, handsome recent spine in leather-like dark brown cloth gilt, with recent endpapers, pp. (6) 450, xxx (2), with many illustrations, full page color map, many lithograph plates of people and homesteads, farms, factories, businesses, etc. Very good, light wear to corners. Very handsome restoration, the spine and endpapers clearly done by a professional. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Council Book of the Corporation of Kinsale, From 1652 to 1800

      Guildford, Surrey: J. Billings and Sons, 1879 Title continues: edited from the original with annals and appendices compiled from public and private records. 447 pages, 9 plates. Red cloth hardcover with guilt lettering. Good condition except for spine wear. Paste-on frontis map, with age spots . Interior clean and solid, Cover mainly clean with fading on one corner, spine fading, and binding solid except spine feels weak but pages firm and clean, corner of boards bumped and lightly worn.

      [Bookseller: Limebay Books]
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      1879. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Original terra cotta cloth, beveled. First American Edition, first impression, which consisted of only about 1500 copies. This was actually published in October 1878, less than a month after the two-volume London edition (which is now decidedly rare). One of James's earliest novels (published just three years after his first), THE EUROPE­ANS centers about the entrance of a European brother and sister into Bostonian society.~According to Blanck there were three printings that all bear the date 1879 on the title page: the first was printed on Oct 7, 1878, and was bound up later that month; the second was printed on Dec 24 1878, but was not bound up until Jan 2 - March 19, 1879; the third was printed on April 21, 1879, and was bound up during the period April 30 - Dec 1, 1879. The three impressions differ only in collation, with the unfortunate result that today many second and third impression copies are being sold as first impressions; this copy, however, is indeed from the first impression, as the initial gathering consists of only two leaves (blank plus title leaf). ~This copy is in terra cotta cloth (three colors were used, with no priority). The volume is in near-fine condition (spine very slightly darkened, just a touch of rubbing at the extremities). Supino 7.6.0; Edel & Laurence A7b; Blanck 10537.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Ironmonger: Universal Engineer & Metal Trades Advertiser. 1879-1903, passim

      London, 1879-1903. quartos, subtitle varies somewhat, mostly a binding set, ie: all were at one time bound but now the bindings are disbound; some early and final pages chipped or lacking to several volumes due to mis-treatment over the centuries but in all a spectacular collection with illustrations more prevalent in later years. Published weekly, this set lacks only 20 months or approximately 80 issues of an estimated 1222 published during 1879-1903! Note: 75 volumes = approximately 4 meters or 15 feet of shelf space!. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Memorie Documentate per la Storia della Rivoluzione Italiana

      Roma, Tipografia di Mario Armanni, 1879-1888. Seis partes en tres volúmenes en 4to. mayor; 389 pp., 392 pp., 455 pp., 320 pp., 352 pp., 416 pp. Encuadernación uniforme en media tela con tejuelos.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Cassell's illustrated history of the Russo-Turkish war / by Edmund Ollier [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1879?]., 1879. 1st Edition. Physical description: 2 v : illus., maps, ports., fronts. ; 27 cm. Contents: v. 1. From the commencement of the war to the fall of Plevna, including an historical sketch of the Russian and Turkish Empires. -- v. 2. From December, 1878, to the ratification of peace, including a history of Cyprus and of the Afghan War. Subjects: Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878 -- History -- Eastern Europe -- 19th century. Notes: Dated from internal evidence. Vol. 1 refers to a Blue Book of 1878 (note, p. 572). Vol. 2 refers to events of summer 1879. Text in double columns. Finely bound copies in modern leather-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with gilt-crossed raised bands. Light, scattered foxing around prelims. and title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Histoire Des Romains - Depuis Les Temps Les Plus Recules Jusqu'a l'Invasion Des Barbares

      Paris. Librairie Hachette. 1879. Bound in extravagantly ornate gilt pictorial red Morocco depicting gilt tooled Roman emblematic seals and large embellishment of armour, eagles and statuary to front and rear covers. Gilt tooled spine compartments embellished with seals and laurel leaves. Raised bands. White silk moire endsheets. a.e.g. Thick 4to. New Edition. Illustrated with 50 brilliantly illuminated full page tissue-guarded chromolithographic plates. Further illustrated with over 3400 gravure engravings and 30 colour maps. A monumental work in a most impressive Hachette gilt binding - truly one of the most stunning bindings we've encountered. Sumptuously illustrated with eye-boggling, iridescent Chromolithographs, this extremely rare set is a true work of design art. Some chipping to head and tailpieces to various volumes with some small bits lacking, hinges rubbed on various volumes, some corners bumped through, front cover of Vol. 1 starting, mild scattered foxing throughout, else Very Good. A bright, crisp, gleaming gilt gem.Featured Sets.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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      1879. Paperback. Good. [EHON] Kiyomizu Nosaburo, artist. Tsuchiya Ihei, editor. TAKETOMI-ZO GAROKU. Tokyo, Meiji 12 [1879]. Oblong grey wrappers, string-bound Japanese style, fukuro toji, with printed paper title label. 16.6 x 24.1 cm. Illustrated throughout in fine and precise b+w woodcuts that resemble wood-engravings more than traditional Japanese woocuts, though they are obviously the latter. 1879 was a low point in Japanese book illustration but this little work rises above the contemporary mediocrity with its detailed and realistic images of animals, plants, landscapes, etc. Especially interesting for its association - it is signed on the front cover by none other than Isabella Lucy Bird, the important late 19th century female explorer whose UNBEATEN TRACKS IN JAPAN (London 1880) was one of the most famous traveller's tales of Japan in that era. Perhaps Isabella obtained this very copy while she was in Japan. Good condition, good impressions. Not found in Mitchell. Very unusual.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        DICK SANDS

      1879. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. 26 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First fully-illustrated American edition.~A whale hunt in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and the Americas ends in tragedy and Dick Sands, as the only surviving crew member, becomes captain at fifteen years of age. Not possessing the full skills of a sailor, Dick tries to get the ship east to the South American coast. However, the cook on board has plans of his own, and manages to get the ship diverted to eventually land in the country of Angola on the continent of Africa. The cook's plans involve killing Dick and selling the other passengers of the ship into slavery. [Kytasaari]~Published in France as UN CAPITAINE DE QUINZE ANS, this tale was first published in English, in November 1878, by the American pirate publisher Munro -- titled DICK SAND (with no final "S"). It was issued in simple green cloth (also in two wrappered volumes), with 20 illustrations that were somewhat crude due to Munro's eagerness to be first in the marketplace. Sampson Low's authorized London edition was published the following month (December), at the end of which month Charles Scribner's Sons also published this authorized and fully-illustrated edition (dated 1879).~DICK SANDS was published by Scribner during the absolute hey-day of ornate American trade bindings -- similar in style to their very elaborate productions of Verne's MICHAEL STROGOFF and HECTOR SERVADAC. However Scribner's DICK SANDS is scarcer than these other two -- perhaps due to the share of market lost to Munro's simple hardbound volume.~This copy is in brown cloth; we have also had terra-cotta and green (no priority). It is in near-fine condition: the spine ends have very minor wear and the endpaper gutters are reinforced with archival tape (and there is a small "Merry Christmas" sticker on the front endpaper), but the pictorial binding remains bright and sharp. This is only the third copy of the elusive Scribner DICK SANDS that we have seen in 25 years. See Taves & Michaluk V018 and Myers 15.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        La Renaissance en France par Léon Palustre. Dessins et gravures sous la direction de Eugène Sadoux. (3 volumes)

      Paris, A. Quantin, 1879. - 1885. 3 vols. Green cloth, gilt. viii,(2),234 pp.; viii,324,ii pp. vi,316 pp.: with 64 (hors texte) engraved plates and over 200 original engravings in the text; (Folio) 45x34 cm. Text in French. Weight is 17 kg. (sl. worn, first 10 pages of vol. 3 sl. foxed and 3 or 4 plates in vol. 3 with minor foxing stains, all other gravures in very good clean condition) In all a very good set, see image. ¶ Original engravings by Sadoux, Gautier, Gaujean, a.o.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Original FINANCIAL LEDGER from 1879 TO 1882 for WILLIAM WHARTON Jr., Railway Pioneer

      Easton, PA: William Wharton, Jr., 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. The Original Financial Ledger of Railway Pioneer William Wharton, Jr. from 1879 to 1882, showing this important Railway innovator's Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for that period. William Wharton, Jr., working in his individual capacity, was the earliest and largest US contractor in the business of building street railroads, having entered that line of work in 1862, and going on to build many of the principal street railroads in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore. As the construction of street railroads was then a new endeavor in the US, there were no plants established specifically to supply materials necessary for such work and Wharton had to obtain them from multiple sources. In response to these supply difficulties, Wharton constructed his own works, being of a small scale as the building of street railways was not yet a large business. In 1881 he and others formed a limited partnership named William Wharton, Jr., & Co., Limited for the carrying on of this business. His work grew in the US and extended to Cuba, Mexico, and South America. William Wharton, Jr. was the great pioneer and innovator of the street railway business in the US, inventing the Wharton Unbroken Main Line Switch, as well as rolled groove rails for use in street railway curves, each of which was a revolutionary invention in the industry. Wharton also was the first to use manganese steel in railway tracks, thus increasing their wear resistance and extending their useful life. Thus we have here the Original Financial Ledger for one of the period's most important personages of the Railway industry. The Ledger gives insight into his business from 1879 into 1882, showing transactions in which he engaged with various other rail companies and persons during this important period in American history following the end of the Long Depression, an unstable economic time across the globe, but a boom period for Railway construction; a wonderful and significant piece of Railway History.

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Lilith. Gedicht in drie Zangen.

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

      [Bookseller: Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Atlantic Coast Pilot - Eastport to Boston

      Washington: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Government Printing Office,, 1879. Quarto (295 × 193 mm). Original half skiver on marbled boards, title gilt to the spine, marbled edges and endpapers. 24 folding harbour charts and 31 folding coastal profiles. A little rubbed, short tear at the tail of the spine, joints carefully restored, but overall very good. A revised and corrected edition, following the first of 1871. Founded by an act of 1807 "to provide for surveying the coasts of the United States," the Office of Coast Survey is the oldest scientific organization in the US, described in the Dictionary of American History as "one of the major birthplaces of modern American science, including many disciplines not generally associated with geodesy and hydrology. Its creation is a cornerstone of the rapid growth of science and technology and of the development of natural resources for commercial use in the United States." During the Civil War, Bradford Served with David Porter as hydrographer to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. He was responsible for piloting the powder-ship Louisiana alongside Fort Fisher, and prepared the battle-charts for the two bombardments of the fort. "After the fall of Fort Fisher he conducted elaborate surveys of the defences of Cape Fear River. In February he was sent North by Rear Admiral Porter to carry his charts and the trophies of victory from Fort Fisher to the Secretary of the Navy. Fort Fisher was the last combat action in North Carolina waters" (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration web-site). This copy with the pencilled gift inscription of Boston philanthropist E.W. Kinsley to Oliver White Peabody, a scion of one of the oldest and most distinguished families in Boston and one of the founders of the investment bank Kidder, Peabody & Co.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      - Paris, A. Quantin, 1879, 26x33, deux parties en un volumes. Reliure en demi chagrin marron. Plats recouverts de papier marbré. Sur beau papier vergé, non ébarbé. Bien complet des 55 planches en couleurs (protégé par une feuille de papier glacé). Reliure solide, mais un peu frottée sur les coupes. Intérieur très propre. Bel exemplaire de ce monumental ouvrage (à ce titre prévoir des frais de port ajustés). Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Some Mistakes of Moses

      C. P. Farrell, Publisher. Hardcover. Extremely Scarce! Original 1879. Fourth Edition Printing by C. P. Farrell, Publisher., 278 pages. 1 lb 2 oz. ((8 x 5.75 x 1 inches Blue-Purple Decoratively Black Stamped Hardcover with gilt lettering of title front cover & gilt lettering on the back cover stating (This is the only correct edition of "Some Mistakes of Moses, Signed R. G. Ingersoll, Oct. 1, 1879- no dust jacket)) Good Condition. name top FFEP, spine darkened, edge-wear to top & bottom spine, corners, front hinge cracked, back hinge starting, rest of inside Text is Clean and Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! Some Mistakes of Moses by Robert G. Ingersoll, Most Famous Agnostic of His Time! Religion, Biblio . Good. 1879. Original 1879 C. P. Farrell Printing Edition.

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        Original FINANCIAL LEDGER from 1879 TO 1882 for WILLIAM WHARTON Jr., Railway Pioneer

      Easton, PA: William Wharton, Jr., 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. The Original Financial Ledger of Railway Pioneer William Wharton, Jr. from 1879 to 1882, showing this important Railway innovator's Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for that period. William Wharton, Jr., working in his individual capacity, was the earliest and largest US contractor in the business of building street railroads, having entered that line of work in 1862, and going on to build many of the principal street railroads in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore. As the construction of street railroads was then a new endeavor in the US, there were no plants established specifically to supply materials necessary for such work and Wharton had to obtain them from multiple sources. In response to these supply difficulties, Wharton constructed his own works, being of a small scale as the building of street railways was not yet a large business. In 1881 he and others formed a limited partnership named William Wharton, Jr., & Co., Limited for the carrying on of this business. His work grew in the US and extended to Cuba, Mexico, and South America. William Wharton, Jr. was the great pioneer and innovator of the street railway business in the US, inventing the Wharton Unbroken Main Line Switch, as well as rolled groove rails for use in street railway curves, each of which was a revolutionary invention in the industry. Wharton also was the first to use manganese steel in railway tracks, thus increasing their wear resistance and extending their useful life. Thus we have here the Original Financial Ledger for one of the period's most important personages of the Railway industry. The Ledger gives insight into his business from 1879 into 1882, showing transactions in which he engaged with various other rail companies and persons during this important period in American history following the end of the Long Depression, an unstable economic time across the globe, but a boom period for Railway construction; a wonderful and significant piece of Railway History.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Native Tribes of South Australia

      Adelaide: E.S. Wigg. 1879. Comprising 'The Narrinyeri', by the Rev. George Taplin (second edition); 'The Adelaide Tribe', by Dr. Wyatt, J.P.; 'The Encounter Bay Tribe', by the Rev. A. Meyer; 'The Port Lincoln Tribe', by the Rev. C.W. Schuermann; 'The Dieyerie Tribe', by S. Gason; 'Vocabulary of Woolner District Dialect (Northern Territory)', by John Wm. Ogilvie Bennett; with an introductory chapter by J.D. Woods. 8vo. xliv, 316pp, 8 tinted lithographs with tissue-guards (that for the frontis is a recent replacement). Original gilt- and blind decorated blue cloth, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down (formerly a bit frayed at head and tail), light rubbing of extremities. Offsetting on endpapers, two owners' names, clean and crisp inside. A very good copy. ***Ferguson 13095. A collection of previous published (but out-of-print) material, with a new introduction by Woods, and the lithographic plates added. .

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        From New York to Portland, Oregon, via Straits of Magellan, with a History of the Voyages, Scenes, Places, Incidents and Notes of the Journey

      Walla Walla, W.T.: Statesman" Book and Job Printing Office, 1879. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. 80pp. Pale pink wrappers, upper cover printed within a double-ruled border, wrappers faded a bit to tan otherwise an about Fine copy. // A very scarce Washington Territorial imprint, and one of the earliest non-periodical imprints for Walla Walla. The first three-quarters of McConkey's narrative is dedicated to his ocean voyage on board the steamer 'Oregon', a well-written and interesting account with stops in Chile, San Francisco, and Portland. The final 15 pages share his observations traveling up the Columbia, culminating with his favorable description of his ultimate home, Walla Walla Image or additional images available upon request

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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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        The Works Of William Makepeace Thackeray

      Smith Elder, 1879. Very good, ex school reference library, unobtrusive stamp and/or catalogue annotation on prelims, minor edge wear, volume VII missing. Hardback, 12mo, 25 volumes of 26 volume set, approximately 375 pp per volume, illustrated, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, half leather, raised bands, spine decorated in gold, marbled sides illustrations by the author.

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        L`art du mobilier. Traité graphique d`ameublements des styles. Renaissance, Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV & Louis XVI avec coupes & plans de constructions à l`échelle de 0m 10cent. pour 1 mètre accompagné de tous les éléments d`ornamentation et motifs d`architecture pour servir à la composition ou à la décoration du meuble. Composé & gravé à l`eau forte par J. Verchère, sculpteur, architecte d`ameublement.,

      Paris, Selbstverlag, (1879). - Gest. Titel in architektonischer Rahmung, Drucktitel, 87 Tafeln (davon 26 Lithographien mit Tonplatte, 61 Radierungen auf aufgewalztem China). Erste Ausgabe. Tafeln im Rand stellenweise fleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Lose in Halbleinenmappe mit gedrucktem Deckeltitel. Bindebänder. Folio (495 x 325 mm). Mappe gering angestaubt, Ecken wenig bestossen.

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        Suite of manuscript material relating to 'Birds of New Guinea'

      London & Maidstone,: dated between 4 September 1879 & 23 December, 1880.. Four single sheets; including two printed receipts from Gould, 13.5 x 21 cm, both completed in manuscript, one with internal revenue stamp and signature of Gould, old folds, some chipping and small tears to edges; purchase order from Maidstone Museum, 12.5 x 16 cm, printed in red and completed in manuscript; and a fourth on Gould's letterhead, 20 x 12.5 cm, address printed in blue at head, manuscript date and "with Mr Gould's complts. & thanks" in a secretarial (?) hand. Four interesting pieces of ephemera regarding the sale of Gould's monumental Birds of New Guinea and Birds of Asia to the Maidstone Museum in 1880. Included is a "with compliments" slip on Gould's personal letterhead, and, on one of the receipts, Gould's unsteady signature acknowledging payment; he died only three months later, and both of the works being discussed here were completed by R. Bowdler Sharpe.The four documents track the sale of the two works to Maidstone Museum in Kent, still recognised as a prominent natural history museum, and then curated by the expert on South American birds and keen ornithologist, Edward Bartlett. The first two pieces in this collection are orders payable raised on the banker Drummonds, ordering the two works then in preparation, the Birds of Asia (1850-1883) and the Birds of New Guinea (1875-1888). One of these orders has an inland revenue stamp and record of moneys received, with Gould's shaky signature.The third document is a purchase order from the Borough of Maidstone, dated 11 August 1880, authorising the payment of nine guineas, signed by various local dignitaries.The fourth, which effectively completes the transaction, is on Gould's letterhead, and is evidently the note forwarded to Maidstone, "with Mr Gould's compts. & thanks": this is in a neat and legible hand, and given the nature of the signature of Gould for the receipt of monies on the same day, must be secretarial.John Gould (1804-1881), started out as a London taxidermist, and in 1823 was appointed to the staff of the Zoological Society of London. Gould's career really began with the publication of two works, his Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains (1831-1832) and The Birds of Europe (1832-1837). His magnificent Birds of Australia began to be published in London in 1840, less than two years after he had first arrived in Hobart. Gould's work on birds was followed by his equally monumental work on the mammals of Australia.Now reverently known as the 'Bird Man', manuscripts relating to his career have long been assiduously collected.

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        Index to the Townland Survey of the County of Kildare Map

      revised edition [First edition 1838]. 1879 - Hard back in publisher's original russet cloth covers, gilt lettering to upper panel, marble paper lower paste down. Folded size 7½" x 5¼". Scale of index half inch to one statute mile, scale of Townland survey six inches to one statute mile. 32 section linen backed map opening to 41" x 27". The ornament by J. Macauley. The writing by H. Grandison, complied by John Hackett and William C. Ryan. Produced and drawn by J. Mason and C. B. Cradock. Small black numbers in very neat black fountain, wavy crease line across upper cover and in VG condition, without any foxing or darkening to the paper, cloth spine slightly faded. Member of the P.B.F.A. MAPS & ATLASES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1879-80. In Thirteen Volumes. 12 volumes, octavo (188 × 128 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles to spine, deocration to bands, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispieces. Some occasional light foxing, spines slightly rubbed, a very good set. A handsome library set of Thackeray's works.

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        Homoeopathic Therapeutics

      New York, Philadelphia, Boericke & Tafel, 1879. 2nd revised and enlarged edition. Description: 3 p. L. , [9]-710 p. 25 cm. Subjects: Homeopathy--Materia medica and therapeutics. Marginal notes. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Professionally recased; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request.

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        Arrêt de développement de la machoire inférieure : moyens d'y remédier (photographie du sujet avant et après

      J.-B. Baillière 1879 Observation présentée à l'Académie de Médecine de Paris le 26 février 1879. In-8° broché, couvertures imprimées originales, 8 pages. les deux photographies "avant" et "après" sont des photographies originales contrecollées. - - - On joint également : S. Goldenstein : Un fait de destruction d'une partie de la face : quatre faits de division de la voute palatine ou du voile du palais moyens d'y remédier (J.-B. Baillière, 1874), travail présenté à l'Académie de Médecine de Paris le 9 juin 1874. In-8° broché, couvertures imprimées originales, 19 pages. 2 photographies et 8 figures in-texte. Les deux photographies "avant" et "après" sont des photographies originales contrecollées. - - - S. Goldenstein : Destruction d'une grande partie du maxillaire supérieur de la lèvre et du nez : moyens d'y remédier : photographie avant et après le traitement. (J.-B. Baillière, 1882), travail présenté à l'Académie de Médecine de Paris le 12 décembre 1882. In-8° broché, couvertures imprimées originales, 8 pages. 2 photographies et 1 figure in-texte. Les deux photographies "avant" et "après" sont des photographies originales contrecollées. Les photographies médicales antérieures à 1885 sont d'une rareté insigne. Les trois tirés à part sont protégés dans un étui en peau d'autruche. Signé par l'auteur. (TZ)

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

      London,: published by John Day, October, 1879.. Hand-coloured lithograph measuring 470 x 295mm., closed tear affecting lower blank margin, very good, mounted. A handsome hand-coloured lithograph of Australian passenger steam ship Norfolk by eminent marine artist and lithographer Thomas Goldsworth Dutton. The Norfolk made several passages to Australia, running from Sydney and London between 1879 and 1882 - she was an impressive steamer, being the second largest non-naval vessel constructed on the Thames to that date.An article in the Melbourne Argus (6 November 1879) describes her prodigious size, being 'constructed on the girder principle, and of enormous strength having floors of considerable depth and thickness. Her masts are of iron in one length with yards of steel...' The Norfolk was capable of carrying 500 passengers in ample and well ventilated cabins in addition to 2,000 tons of freight and 1,300 tons of coal. Yet her Australian commission was to be relatively short lived. In 1882 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co purchased the Norfolk and renamed her La Plata, with her maiden South American voyage commencing in October of 1882.Dutton was a leading marine artist of his era. His printmaking is amply represented in the catalogue Macpherson collection of prints and drawings held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich: 'his ship portraits were all-pervading in the nineteenth century. Fighting ships, merchant sailing ships and yachts all came alike to him. He died about 1882 and with him died maritime prints as we know them.'A copy of this lithograph is known in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library.Macpherson Collection, p.104.

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      Chisholm Brothers Portland, (ME): Chisholm Brothers, (c1879). Omnibus edition." Large 4to. (7) pp. 22 plates, each with a page of descriptive text. "Views taken by photography, and directly transferred to paper by the heliotype process, fadeless and imperishable." Gilt-stamped green cloth. Collector David Sherman's bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper; endpapers foxed (offset from paste under pastedowns), shallow half-inch chip in front edge of front free endpaper; spine strengthened with matching green cloth, beginning to split in several places along rear joint; both front and rear hinges strengthened with rice paper.

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        The Canadian Horticulturist, vols. 2-3, 7-8, 10-13, 15-28

      St. Catherines: The Fruit Growers' Association of Ontario Heavily illustrated, including 114 colour plates. Fold-out drawings in vols. 8, 15, and 16. 22 cm. 7 issues in paperback, 21 vols. in green cloth (vols. 8 and 28 mismatched bindings), plus vol. 12 rebound in half leather. Showing signs of use: spines bumped top and bottom, chalk marks, scuffing, corners bumped. Vol. 20 much rougher than the rest with heavy staining and torn plates and pages. Library markings from the Ontario Agricultural College. Hinges cracked and fragile. Some pages loose. Occasional coloured pencil marks. These volumes provide valuable insights into the horticultural practices around the turn 20th century of and the various plants that were popular, both ornamental and edible. They range from 1879 to 1905.

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        Substantive Autograph Letter Signed, in German, to Otto Hahn, on Government postcard, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute, Berlin-Dahlem. May 16 [1917]

      Meitner writes to her longtime colleague, the chemist Otto Hahn, (1879- 1968). "Dear Mr. Hahn...I have studied the literature in question for about two hours, apparently there are no monographs on tantalum...I have found a lengthy, detailed piece by Ruff and Schiller in the journal for anorganic chemistry from 1911, which probably contains everything you are looking for...." She cites the title of the article, "On Tantalum and Niobiumpentafluoride and the Synthesis of Pure Tantalic and Niobic Acid," and continues, "It contains in its third part the synthesis of tantalum from tantalide and columbide, and all procedures then known for the separation from titanic acid are described and discussed. Maybe it is easiest to ask Prof. Ruff for a reprint...." She continued her writing along the side of the card and signs, "Lise Meitner." In 1918, two groups of scientists, led by Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner of Germany and Frederick Soddy and John Cranston of Great Britain, independently discovered protactinium isotope #231. This letter likely refers to the research leading to Meitner and Hahn's discovery.

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        The Marquis of Carabas' Picture Book containing Puss in Boots, Old Mother Hubbard, My Mother, The Forty Thieves

      George Routledge and Sons, No date.. Hardback in Decorated Boards.. Very good condition.. Color Illustrations. Nice bright illustrations. Hinges started. Binding somewhat loose but all sections still attached. Inscription on front free endpaper reads "Xmas 1879". Light wear to extremities, small dent on spine.

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        Works. Complete in 30 volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1879. Published 1879-82 & n.d. Frontispieces, vignette titles, & plates. 30 volumes. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), nicely bound contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines floral gilt extra with double burgundy lettering pieces. A little occasional foxing, the slightest of rubbing, all hinges firm, some chipping to 3 lettering pieces, 1 lettering piece a recent replacement. Overall a very attractive set in good condition.

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        Thoreau's Works, 7 volumes 1879: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden, The Maine Woods, A Yankee in Canada, Excursions, Cape Cod, Letters

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood. 1879. Hardcover. Very Good. 7 volumes, complete, 1879 printing. 8vo, in original terracotta cloth gilt, very good tight copies. Each book has a little bit of wear to spine ends, chocolate endpapers very tight, hinges find, a handsome set, and each bears the small name stamp of C. W. Chase on the flyleaf, first blank, second blank and title page. Thoreau's works were expanded to 11 volumes with the publication of his journals (divided by season) and then expanded still further, but this represents the first collected edition of his works. RARE on the market, and unclear from OCLC whether any libraries have the complete set.

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        Sahara und Sudan. Ergebnisse sechsjähriger Reisen in Afrika - 3 volumes - INSCRIBED

      Berlin, Leipzig: Weidmann and Brockhaus Seldom Seen So Complete And Almost Never Inscribed. Large 8vo, 3 volumes, including the elusive 3rd volume, complete with the 7 maps, bound in recent leather over cloth. Published by Berlin, Weidmann, 1879-1881 u. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1889. Text in German. Presentation Copy by Nachtigal to fellow explorer Ferdinand von Hochstetter who was geologist on the Novara Expedition during its voyage around the world. The volumes are inscribed as follows: Volume 1: Inscribed by Nachtigal himself on half-title " Herrn Prof.Dr. Ferd. von Hochstetter…in freundschaftlicher Verehrung Der Verfasser." In addition with ownership signature of Hochstetter on top of title page. Volume 2: Publisher's presentation copy with transmittal letter to Hochstetter explaining that Dr. Gustav Nachtigal had asked to forward this second volume to him. Again, this volume with ownership signature of Hochstetter on top of title page. Volume 3: published 8 years later and after Nachtigal's death which explains the scarcity of this volume. Maps in endpocket. German Description: Sahara und Sudan. Ergebnisse sechsjähriger Reisen in Afrika. 3 Bände. Mit insgesammt 1 Porträt, 95 Holzschnitten im Text u. auf Tafeln, 6 lithographischen Schrift-Tafeln u. 7 (6 losen in Buchtasche) farbigen Faltkarten. Berlin, Weidmann, 1879-1881 und Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1889. XXII, 748 S., 10 Bll.; XXIV, 790 S., 1 Bl.; XII, 548 S. Gr.-8o. Widmungsexemplar von Nachtigal an Dr. Ferdinand von Hochstetter. Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit dem meist fehlenden 3. Band, der nach dem Tode Nachtigals von E. Groddeck erst 1889 herausgegeben wurde. Inhalt - I: Tripolis, Fezzan, Tibesti und Bornu. II: Borku, Kanem, Bornu und Bagirmi. III: Wadai und Dar-For. - Nachtigal schildert seine Reise, "auf welcher er als erster Europäer die Lander Tibesti, Borgu ... aus eigener Anschauung kennen lernte, und die uns höchst wichtigste Aufschlüsse über Topographie, Ethnographie etc. dieser Gegenden geben" (Embacher 215) - 1 .

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        Thackeray [Rare First Issue]

      London: Macmillan and Co. , 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the scarce first edition, first printing, first issue (spine ends worn down, rubbing to board corners, small damaged area to the spine, spine label rubbed, some minor bubbling to cloth). Later issues can be found in the same binding, as well as in bindings of different colors, both with and without identification as to edition, and with or without the advertisements in the proper state, causing some to mistakenly identify later printings as first printings. It is important to note that the book was reprinted several times even before reissues were sent out. Thus, for example, copies in scarlet or ochre cloth, and sometimes even those in the cream cloth used for the copy offered here, and even with the advertisements in the first issue state, may be first editions, but are not part of the first edition, first printing, first issue. As Sadleir himself states: "Identification of an actual first edition is certainly facilitated by examination of advertisements, but it is not put beyond risk of error." He goes on to mention a red copy of later issue "but with advertisements proper to a first issue". As mistakes are so easily made, the collector should be quite careful when it comes to Trollope's "Thackeray". A quite difficult-to-find correct copy of the true first edition, first printing, first issue. QUITE SCARCE.

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        St. Catharines from the The New Topographical Atlas of the Province of Ontario, Canada

      Toronto: Miles & Co., 1879. 1st. No binding. Very Good. Excellent. Size (inches): 19" x 16 1/4" Size (mm): 483mm x 414mm Coloring: Printed in color / Some additional hand coloring., From "The New Topographical Atlas of the Province of Ontario, Canada:" 1879. Published by Miles & Co, Toronto.& Important separate city map on a large scale showing lots and concessions, railways, post offices, opened and closed roads, Churches, school-houses, main travelled roads, county statistics, division court boundaries, &c.

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        John Caldigate

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good or better copy of this Trollope triple-decker, bound in the Publisher's original lilac gray cloth, front panels decorated in black, rear panels blind stamped, spines decorated in gilt and black bands, bright pale yellow endpapers. Each volume has some rubbing to the spine ends, expected shelf wear to the board bottoms, and wear to the corners. Volume II has a small light spot to the front board. Each volume is free of bookplates and other indicia of prior ownership. Trollope's tale of an Englishman who, after relocating to Australia to make his fortune, does so and returns home. Once back in England, Caldigate takes a wife and is blessed by her with a son. He, and, of course, others are then quite surprised by the appearance in England of one of his many fiancees, this one claiming to have become his wife in Australia. The story was first serialized in Blackwood's Magazine and, though the tale is quintessential Trollope, his brother, Thomas, having read the first four (anonymous) installments, failed to perceive that his famous brother was the author. The book met with a positive reaction from the critics and the reading public alike, helping to bolster Trollope's then-flagging reputation. A rather nice set of a very enjoyable Trollope novel.

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