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        Biographical Register Of The Officers And Graduates Of The U.S. Military Academy At West Point 1802-1867, Revised Up To 1879

      New York: James Miller, 1879. 1st Thus. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Military and War) CULLUM, Major General George. Biographical Register Of The Officers And Graduates Of The U.S. Military Academy, From 1802 To 1867. Revised Edition, With A Supplement Continuing The Register Of Graduates To January 1, 1879. Three Volumes. First Thus. New York: James Miller, Publisher, 1879. Hardcover. Some foxing. Some scuffs to the cover boards. Cracking to front hinge of volume two. Original Green Cloth. Very Good. Octavo. $1250.00

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      - Jaén. Imprenta de D. Santiago de Guindos. 1879. 8º mayor, xv-512pp-1h. Holandesa época, tres nervios, hierros dorados en lomera. Sellos borrados en portada. Magnífico ejemplar, muy limpio. Notas al texto a pie de página. Aunque reza vol. I. es lo único publicado. Joaquín Ruiz Giménez, b. 1855? No en BGE. CCPB000305144-7. Palau. 281938. [PRIMERA EDICION] Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waverley Novels

      London: Routledge, 1879. 25 volumes (complete). 8vo, contemporary half tan calf, spines with gilt thistles with corner ornaments within raised bands with red and black lettering pieces; a very pretty set in excellent condition. With the armorial bookplate of J. Monro Walker on front pastedowns.

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        A Manual of the Geology of India. Chiefly Compiled from the Observations of the Geological Survey

      Calcutta: By order of the Government of India. 1879-1881-1887. . Four volumes plus the map in matching covers. Large 8vo. lxxx, 444; viii, 447-815; xx, 663; xi, 179 pp. Original publisher’s cloth: parts I, II and the map in brown cloth featuring the gilt device of a double horned animal to the upper board and parts III and IV in rust cloth featuring two differing gilt devices, spines gilt lettered, upper boards with black ruled borders and titled in gilt, all but part IV with plain brown endpapers, that part with plain yellow endpapers. 36 plates and 7 maps bound into the 4 volumes, plus a large folding linen backed map bound separately. Volume 1 and map case rebacked preserving most of the spines, small section to head of volume 1 restored. Chipping to paper at inner hinge of vol 2. Abrasion to spine of volume 4 with slight to gilt lettering. Two leaves in volume 1 coming loose. Bindings bumped and slightly worn at extremities, otherwise sound. Contents generally very good. “The want of a general account of Indian Geology has been felt for some years. The regular Geological Survey of India may be considered to have commenced in 1851 ... It is desirable, before all the older Members of the Survey pass away, that some record of the early observations many of which are unpublished, should be rescued from oblivion, for the benefit of future explorers.”& Henry Benedict Medlicott (1929-1905), initially joined the Geological Survey of Ireland in 1851, before moving on to the British Survey. The younger brother of Joseph G. Medlicott, one of the founding members of the Geological Survey of India. H.B. settled in India in the mid 1850’s and ascended to the post of Professor of Geology at the University of Roorkee. Latterly he became a fellow of the Royal Society and the University of Calcutta. William Thomas Blanford (1832-1905) lead a varied and interesting career, beyond his long involvement with the Geological Survey of India his interests extended to meteorology and zoology. Both men were Wollaston Medal winners (1888 and 1883 respectively). Medlicott and Mallet were the Superintendents of the Survey at the respective times of publication, Blanford and Ball were Deputies.& A complete set of first editions of the Manual. Part 1 - Peninsular Area; Part 2 - Extra-Peninsular Area; Part 3 - Economic Geology; Part 4 - Mineralogy (Mainly Non-Economic). The impressive folding, geologically coloured, map is titled “Preliminary Sketch of the Geology of India ... 1877 ... First Issue”.

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        Gleanings of Past Years, 1842-78. Seven Volume Set

      John Murray, 1879. Later. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. by the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M. P. Beautiful fine binding by R. De. Coverly. Genuine calf leather, five raised bands. Gilt tooling. Marble end pages. Wear at spine edges. Corner rubbing. Good condition set. Published by John Murray, 1879

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        Les cinq cents millions de la Bégum. Suivi de Les révoltés de la Bounty. Dessins par L. Benett

      J. Hetzel et Cie., Paris 1879 - 4º mayor, 1 lámina grabada, 185 p. ilustradas. Tela original en rojo, lomo con dorados, plano adornado con medallones en oro. Cortes dorados. Leves puntos de óxido. Volumen de la serie "Voyages extraordinaires" de la Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation. Si bien contiene dos narraciones, el nombre de la segunda, famosísima, no figura en la cubierta. Obra publicada sin fecha, que podría ser de 1879 ya que al final se anuncian las obras para 1880. Literatura francesa. Novela francesa. French literature. French novel.

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        The Works of George Eliot. Include: Middlemarch, Adam Bede, Romola, Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronda, etc. Together with: George Eliot's Life, as related in her Letters and Journals. Arranged and Edited by her Husband, J.W. Cross

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1879., 1879. The Cabinet Edition, complete in 24 volumes being 21 volumes of the Works and 3 volumes of her Life. 8vo. A superb set in a later binding of half maroon crushed morocco by Bayntun with gilt titles to spines, marbled boards with gilt rule, marbled end papers, top edges gilt.

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        Diary of... To which are added a selection from his familiar Letters, and the Private Correspondence between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nichols... Edited from the Original Mss. by William Bray... With a Life of the Author by Henry B. Wheatley

      London 1879. . Four volumes, 8vo, with 174 portrait plates and an extending pedigree, modern bookplate to front blanks, small Elkin Matthews blind stamp to front blank in volume I, marbled endpapers, attractively bound in red quarter morocco, red cloth sides, slight cracking of heads of joints, gilt spines, t.e.g. Kept from his 21st birthday in 1641 until his death in 1706, Evelyn’s Diary is a unique portrait of 17th century life, including accounts of court life and travels on the Continent as well as his friendship with that other great English Diarist, Samuel Pepys.

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        Original cartoon: "Consolation for the Sick / Both Kinds", ink on paper, signed "Tho Worth/N. Y./1879"

      New York 1879 New York, 1879. 7 x 10 inches. The caption, under two contrasting bedside scenes: "Mr. Croaker-friend of the sick man-tells him he thinks he don't look near so well as he did & advises him to be in time in case he wants anything done as he will take a melancholy pleasure in aiding him. Mr. Merryweather-also a friend-full of animal spirits, great joker, reads humorous stories, makes facetious remarks, compliments sick friend on his looks, makes him laugh, etc, etc.". Near fine. Peters, Currier & Ives, I, p. 70 et seq . Thomas Worth (1834- 1917), "Uncle Tommy" as he was known to all his acquaintances and friends, sold his first comic sketch to Nathaniel Currier in 1855; he was to become one of the most popular of Currier & Ives's artists. He specialized in comic and caricature work--one of his "Darktown Comics" lithographs sold 73,000 copies--but also did racing and sporting scenes, as well as other subjects. In addition, he illustrated Dickens's Old Curiosity Shop, and contributed to "Judge" and other periodicals. He was a careful craftsman, often revising his work until he had achieved the best possible effect, and was noted for his enormous personal charm

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        Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and others

      Edinburgh.: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, 1879 In Three parts. 1 Fables extracted from Dodsley's. 2 Fables with Reflections in Prose and Verse. 3 Fables in Verse. VG, Edition de Luxe.In white vellum with gilt tooling, titles an red and black inks, woodcut within red borders, light shelf wear. Spine, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, no inscriptions, [8], (vii-xl), 384 pp, 10 pls (including 3 portraits) numerous wood cuts and illustrations, watermarked John Dickinson and Co, with red-line borders, privately printed for subscribers, an edition limited to just 100 copies, vellum slightly marked, with the 4 page prospectus. A lovely production. A reissue of the edition of London, 1871. 4º; with new portraits, and the addition of the supplementary illustrations.

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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La ManchaÖ

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

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        Autograph letter signed, to George Campbell of Duntroon

      Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire,, 1879.. 4 pp., black bordered notepaper with crest; in fine condition. An attractive autograph letter from the explorer and governor of South Australia, Edward John Eyre, to 'Campbell' - evidently the pastoralist George Campbell.Eyre had first met George's father Robert Campbell as early as 1834 when he overlanded a great deal of stock for the prominent grazier. The connection between the two men continued when Eyre set off on his 1837 overland expedition to South Australia from Campbell's property at Limestone Plains (Duntroon). Robert Campbell died in 1846, and his property was divided up between his six surviving children.George was visiting England in 1879, and Eyre wrote him this lengthy note inviting him to visit them at The Grange. Written in Eyre's old age, at a time when he had retired to England after the furore surrounding his governorship of Jamaica, this letter shows him apparently enjoying his retirement, and commenting that 'It will be a great pleasure to meet you again and have a talk over old times'.In his note Eyre also comments on having recently heard from another of the Campbell boys, Charles, who had been chaperoning his son Harry around Sydney and the 1879 Exhibition before the latter sailed for Fiji.

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      Philadelphia. January 25, 1879.. [1]p. autograph letter, signed, on a folded sheet. With accompanying envelope, addressed in Eakins' hand. Old folds. Fine. A very nice - and very rare - example of an autograph letter, signed, from the great American artist, Thomas Eakins. Though brief, the letter contains interesting content and associations, discussing the hoped for exhibition of a now lost Eakins watercolor as well as a work by his then- student and future wife. Eakins letters are very, very rare on the market. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was one of the most important and innovative American artists, distinguishing himself greatly as a painter, as a teacher, and as a photographer. The present letter is written from Eakins to James D. Smillie (1833-1909), a noted landscape painter, etcher, and lithographer. Smillie, whose father was a respected engraver, is remembered for his illustrations in the Emory report on the Mexican Boundary Survey and for his landscape painting, which featured the Sierras and the Adirondacks (some of which were used in William Cullen Bryant's PICTURESQUE AMERICA). In the 1880s, Smillie became a prominent printmaker. The text of the letter reads: "Mr. James D. Smillie. Dear Sir, I send you for your illustrated catalogue a sketch of my water color 'A Quiet Moment.' I asked my pupil Miss Macdowell to make a sketch of her water color 'Waiting for her Money.' I hope you will insert them both and oblige yours truly Thomas Eakins." Thomas Eakins' student, Susan Hannah MacDowell, would become his wife in 1884. She studied art with Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy for six years, and was a talented painter, winning prizes from the Academy for her art. She was also a significant collaborator with Eakins on his photographic work, and was the subject of important Eakins portraits. The sketch of his own work (neither sketch is included with this letter) that Eakins is sending Smillie is of "A Quiet Moment," a watercolor which is now lost. Apparently Eakins was asking Smillie to include his sketch and that of Miss MacDowell in a forthcoming exhibition hosted by the American Watercolor Society, of which Smillie was the president. Auction records for the past thirty years list only three clipped Eakins signatures, and no letters. A rare opportunity to acquire a Thomas Eakins letter.

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Truckee, California: Crowley & McGlashan, (1879). First edition. Spine a little rubbed, corners slightly bent, else a very attractive copy. Octavo.

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        Las Hadas del Mar. Cuentos de Mágia. Tomo I and II (Volume I and II)

      Barcelona.: Celestino Verdaguer.. 1879.. TWO VOLUMES. 61 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, all edges gilt, 480pp+478pp, index at rear of each volume, 11 1/4 x 8 inches, decorative embossed red cloth covered boards with decorative gilt spine (hardbound). Covers lightly soiled; some tissue guards badly torn, tissue adhering to some plates, foxing to first and last few pages of each volume and sporadically through the text, scattered foxing to plates (mainly outside image area of the plates) but the plates are rich and bright. Still overall in very good condition. Stories of sea fairies and tales of magic written by José Feliu y Codina with beautiful and richly colored chromolithographic illustrations by Mr. J. Simon. Feliú y Codina was a playwright known for naturalistic regional dramas as well as for authoring opera librettos. His early works were in Catalan but his reputation was made with dramas and other literary works written in Spanish. Text in Spanish. .

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        A HAND - BOOK Of NURSING For Family and General Use. Published Under the Direction of the Connecticut Training-School for Nurses, State Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut

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

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        Roderick Hudson

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1879. By Henry James, Jr. In three volumes. Revised edition. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue-green fine-bead-grain cloth, double-rule border and curved-edge panel in black on front cover and in blind on rear cover, lettering and publisher's device in gilt and decorative rules at top and bottom in black on spines, brown-coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Parry's Public Library, Liverpool, labels to front pastedowns. Publisher's adverts dated May 1879 at end of vol. I. Spines slightly rolled, some skilful repair to inner hinges, a very good copy. First English edition of James's début novel, published 11 June 1879, in an edition of 500 copies. James began the first novel he would acknowledge in Florence in spring 1874. It was serialized in Howells's Atlantic, then published in book form at Boston, November 1875, in an edition of 1,500 copies. It was thoroughly revised by James (removing, among other things, the chapter-titles, an experiment not to be repeated by him) after his move to London. The three volume London edition is rare.

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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 fine condition, with essentially no wear or soil at all. Supino 7.6.0; Edel & Laurence A7b; Blanck 10537.

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        The Times 1885

      ONT>October to December, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An impressively large, heavycollection of The Times newspaper. Containing each daily issue ofThe Times between the 1st of July and the 30th of December, 1879. The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register (it became The Times on 1 January 1788). The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, including The Times of India (1838), The Straits Times (1845), The New York Times (1851) and The Irish Times (1859). It is sometimes referred to as the London Times or The Times of London for distinguishing purposes. The Times is the originator of the ubiquitous Times Roman typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison of The Times in collaboration with the Monotype Corporation for its legibility in low-tech printing. These 19th century daily issues of The Times offer an interesting window into one of the most fascinating periods in the newspaper's history:In1853 The Times was the first newspaper to send war correspondents to cover particular conflicts. W. H. Russell, the paper's correspondent with the army in the Crimean War, was immensely influential with his dispatches back to England. Such correspondents are very much visible in these pages with detailed and precise reports from all over the world provided in each issue - offering aremarkable insight into British domestic andforeign affairs in the period. Those present in this collection include reports on the Anglo-Zulu war, most notably on the battle of Ulundi, which effectually ended the conflict, Alongside these may be found a plethora ofadvertisements, classifieds,obituaries, letters to the editor and weather reports. Very scarce. Condition: In a half calf binding with moire covered boards. Externally, worn. Wear is heaviest to extremities with some minorloss evident to corners and head and tail of spine. Small scuffs and marks to bopards in places. Some slight loss to backstrip. Front joint has previously failed but has been neatly and professionally repaired from the inside. Rear joint starting but has also been strengthened from the inside. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are ingood, cleancondition with spotting to the first few pages only, alongside justa fewscattered handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD interior..

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      John Murray. London. 1879. NEW EDITION. Six volumes. Portrait frontis in volume one. A very good, clean set. Fine leather bindings by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath. Attractive half brown calf, spines with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Red and tan labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. Tan cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. A fine, highly decorative set.

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        Le Corps Humain, structure et fonctions. Formes extérieures, régions anatomiques, situation, rapports et usages des appareils et organes qui concourent au mécanisme de la vie, démontrés a l'aide des planches coloriées, découpées et superposées. Dessins d'après Nature par Edouard Cuyer, texte par G.A. Kuhff. Préface par Mathias Duval. [With the complementary volume:] Organes Genitaux de l'Homme et de la Femme... septième édition

      Paris,: J.B. Baillière,, 1879-(1926).. 3 volumes: xvi, 314, [ii]; [iv]; [ii], 62, [ii] pp. 4to (19,5x 29 cm. for the text volume; 19,5 x 22,5 for the atlas volumes). Original green publisher's buckram (vol. I-II), original printed wrappers (vol. III), uncut. Titles printed in black and red. With 65 text illustrations and 27 splendid chromolithographical superposed plates. First edition (for the main work, 7th for the supplement). A very nice copy in its original binding of this masterpiece of clastic illustration. Next to the work of G.J. Witkowski (1843-1923), "Anatomie Iconoclastique' (1874-1888), this is one of the finest of its kind. --(The text volume has some light scattered foxing in the first and last leaves, but a very fine copy of a very rare complete set).

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        Bird's Eye View of the City of Olympia, East Olympia, and Tumwater, Puget Sound, Washington Territory

      Portland, Oregon: E.S. Glover, 1879. First Edition. Single sheet, 15-3/4 x 29-1/2" (image size). Stone lithograph, printed in black and shades of gray. A Very Good copy of this image, with scattered closed tears and small defects which have been professionally repaired & restored. Some light staining to margins. // Printed by A.L. Bancroft & Co., Lithographers, in San Francisco. "Following the Civil War... many itinerant artists and artist-publishers came to the Pacific Northwest to meet the increased demand for city views... One of them was Eli S. Glover, who began as a sales agent and assistant for another artist before striking out on his own... Late in 1877 Glover moved to Portland where he lived for two years while preparing drawings of towns in the region... These works included.. his fine vista of Washington's capitol, Olympia. In that print, Glover incorporated a bit of foreground detail to lend an air of realism to the scene and improve its composition. He used the figure of an artist working at his easel, presumably a self-portrait." (See REPS, "Panoramas of Promise", catalogue #86; p29-33). Images available on request Image or additional images available upon request

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        Fritz Wildaus Abenteuer zu Wasser und zu Lande., von. Ill. von Herbert König, Gerstäcker, Friedrich: [Werke] Fr. Gerstäckers Werke

      Braun & Schneider München, 1879 - 394 S. 2. Auflage 1879 Die Illustrationen sind zum Teil von Herbert König , der ein Freund und Nachbar Gerstäckers in Dresden war ,es handelt sich dabei um teilweise kolorierte Stiche,jeweils durch Prgament geschützt,alles sauber gut.Bitte fragen sie nach weiteren Bildern. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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

      Bella ril. cartonata, dorso e angoli in marocchino rosso, nervature e titolo in oro al dorso, taglio superiore in oro, cm 29x21, pp 398 di t., 1 splendida eliografia all?antiporta, 12 pregevoli acqueforti su tavv f.t. con veline di protezione, 12 incisioni nel t., l?intero apparato iconografico riprende opere del Fromentin. Trascurabili tracce d?uso esterne, qualche piccola fioritura, peraltro ottimo esemplare.

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      - Arte de la Lengua Bicol para la enseñanza de este idioma dispuesto y ordenado por . Dalo a luz corregido y adicionado en obsequio a sus hermanos Fr. Manuel Mª Crespo.- Manila, Tipografía de Ramírez y Giraudier, 1879; en 8º mayor holandesa rozada, XII-239 pp - 1h. Firma de anterior propietario. Muy raro. Palau nº 289424 cita altas cotizaciones.

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        John Caldigate in Three Volumes [bound as one]

      Chapman and Hall 1879 - 8vo red cloth with gilt title on spine, black decoration to front board, blind lining to back. 290 pp: 296 pp: 302 pp 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A digest of cases of trade mark, trade name trade secret, goodwill, &c. decided in the courts of the United Kingdom, India, the colonies and the United States of America

      London: Stevens and Sons 1879 - Physical desc.: xxiv, 472 p. 22 cm [30] ; Subject: Law. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Inscribed and dated by author. 1 Kg. 472 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Truckee, California: Crowley & McGlashan, (1879). First edition. Spine a little rubbed, corners slightly bent, else a very attractive copy. Octavo.

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        Aegypten in Bild und Wort.

      Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstler. 1-2. Richly illustrated. Stuttgart & Leipzig, 1879-80. Folio. (8),+ VIII,+ 388; XII,+ 432 pp.+ 2 coloured lithogr. maps. Several full page woodcut in letterpress. Publ. morocco backed dec. cloth, richly gilt, onlayed with blue beads in corners, marbles edges. Two volumes, spines rubbed, volume one partly loose in inner hinge. Two beads are missing. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 205. Part one deals with the ancient Egypt and part two with the modern. Ebers was professor in Egyptology in Leipzig and made journeys to Egypt in 1869-70 and 1872. He also wrote several historical novels with motifs from the ancient Egypt

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        Sveriges industriella etablissementer.

      Stockholm. Kjellberg & Åström. 1870-1879. - 4:o Two parts in one volume. Part I: Title + 96 pp. + 48 plates; Part II 32 pp. (of 92) + 16 plates (of 49). The text to part II is bound before the text to part I, for some reason. Wonderful color lithographs depicting industrial enterprises around Sweden in the 1870s. Everything looks pastoral and inviting. The industries are small and well adjusted to the landscape, often at a stream, Smoke pouring out of small chimney s, not obscuring a welcoming environment. People going about their business. Brown cloth. Gilt title at the spine. Marbled edges. A few plates with some stains to the margins. Six plates with a few very small dots at the image area. About ten text leaves with a few discreet spots. A very nice and clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Exploration of the World. Three Volume Set.

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

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      Derby Brothers 1879 - Bound in original decorative gilt stamped dark red cloth, beveled boards with black rule lines at edges. A separate engraved title page after fly states that "The Telegraph in America and Morse Memorial & In Memoriam William Orton" also by Reid comprises the ending chapters of the book. Top edge gilt other edges red. A GIFT INSCRIPTION FROM ORTON C. BARKER TO B. C. BARKER NIAGRA FALLS NY NEW YEARS 1879 is on the first blank. Orton Barker was a telegraph operator in Buffalo New York who actually committed suicide in Feb. 1879 two months after the inscription). The text and illustrations are really near fine to fine. The binding is good minus as it shows some shelf rubbing to edges and corners and a small 1/4" hole in cloth at top left of front board. Over all Good + to Very Good-. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Utilité de la Flagellation dans les plaisirs de l'amour et du mariage. Traduit du latin de J. H. Meibomius. Nouvelle édition. Suivie de La Bastonnade et de la Flagellation pénale par J. D. Lanjuinais et autres pieces en vers.

      Bruxelles, Gay et Douce, 1879. Bound in very special full polished calf with extraordinary sculptured erotic illustrations to front and back. Gilt titles, gilt borders, topedge gilt and silk clothed innercovers and marbled endpapers, and an extra, also erotic, illustration inserted as frontispiece. 205 pages. Not illustrated, except the extra frontispiece. Minor foxing to first pages, otherwise very fine copy, excellent, well preserved and clean.. Classic french pervy erotica in unique pornographic binding in the style of Felicien Rops

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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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        A HAND - BOOK Of NURSING For Family and General Use. Published Under the Direction of the Connecticut Training-School for Nurses, State Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut

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

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      Greensburg Pa: Tribune Press Pub. Co. n.d. Circa [Greensburg, Pa: Tribune Press Pub. Co.], n.d. [Circa. 1879]. original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold.. Cloth worn at spine ends and (to a lesser extent) corner tips,. lettering on spine panel a bit dull, a tight, clean, very good copy.. (#130702). First edition. "Lost race adventure novel set in the Antarctic, about a matriarchy amidst super-scientific technology and prehistoric monsters." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 59. "Except for the Candidian humor of the escapades with the governing council, Cowan maintains a serious tone, thereby increasing the complexity of his satire. Only individual interpretation can determine whether he intended the work as a satire solely upon the concept of a communistic state or as a satire of all Utopias pictured in the popular literature of the period. In either event, REVI-LONA assumes an historical importance as one of the earliest attacks upon the romantic idealism of the late nineteenth century." - Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 132-33. "Told in a very florid style that suggests that the author was a fan of Herman Melville's; sometimes overwritten to the point of being boring, but also with many interesting strokes of imagination. All in all a substantial work." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 488. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-49; (1981) 1-48; (1987) 1-27; and (1995) 1-27. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s- 1930s 198. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 270. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 47. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03485. Wright (III) 1224.

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        Dizionario della Lingua Italiana

      Dalla Società l'Unione Tipografica-EditriceMm 250x310 Opera completa nei suoi quattro volumi in otto tomi pubblicati a partire dal 1861e terminati nel 1879. Volume I°, Parte prima e seconda, con XII pagine di presentazione dell'opera a cura di Luigi Pomba e 1877 pagine di testo con numerazione continua sempre mantenuta anche per le coppie dei tomi a seguire. Volume II°, Parte prima e seconda , di 1924 pagine. Volume III°, Parte prima e seconda, di 1402 pagine. Volume IV°, Parte prima e seconda, di 2052 pagine. In chiusura dell'ultimo tomo, "Prefazione" di Giuseppe Meini, con paginazione a caratteri romani a riprendere quella di Pomba di diciotto anni prima, che parte dalla pagina XIII e termina alla LII. Rilegatura in pergamena uniforme per tutti gli otto tomi, nervature e fregi oro al dorso con titolo e partizione dell'opera su etichetta in pelle applicata, fogli di guardia in carta marezzata. Opera fondamentale in ottime condizioni, spedizione in 24 ore dalla conferma dell'ordine.

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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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      TIPOGRAFIA G. BARBERA 1879 Eleganti legature di metà Novecento in mezza pelle rossa e filetto laterale in oro e carta marmorizzata in tinta; ai dorsi, autore, titolo, fregi e filetti in oro; sguardie marmorizzate. All'interno, salvaguardia di tutte le copertine originali in brossura color albicocca. I volume, con titolo Usi Abruzzesi: 1 carta bianca, IX pagine numerate compreso occhiello con dedica manoscritta abrasa e frontespizio, 207 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. II volume: 1 carta bianca IX pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi, 251 pagine numerate. III volume: 1 bianca, X pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi- Fiabe; 379 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. IV volume: VI pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi- Sacre Leggende; 278 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. V volume: VIII pagine numerate compreso occhiello con dedica dell'autore allo scienziato Guido Bonelli, frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi- Malattie e Rimedi; 209 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. VI volume: VIII pagine numerate, compresi occhiello con dedica autografa dell'autore a Ildebrando Dellagiovanna e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi -Giuochi Fanciulleschi, 233 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. Poderosa opera redatta di questo letterato abruzzese che si occupò, nei suoi studi e nelle sue opere, con passione ed interesse degli usi e dei costumi della sua gente d'Abruzzo. Collaborò con D'Annunzio alla stesura di alcune tragedie per quanto concerneva la ricerca delle fonti e dei contesti storico-culturali e delle tradizioni abruzzesi, per meglio collocare le scene da rappresentare. Treccani: " Studioso di archeologia e folclore abruzzese, condusse ricerche archeologiche ad Aufidena e Corfinio. Opere principali: Usi e costumi abruzzesi (6 voll., 1879-97); Proverbi abruzzesi (1877); Ovidio nella tradizione popolare di Sulmona (1886); Il Messia dell'Abruzzo (1890). D'Annunzio, che gli era amico, trasse dalle sue opere molti temi relativi all'ambiente e ai costumi dell'Abruzzo". Esemplare in buone condizioni dalla elegante legatura, ben completo, anche delle brossure originali salvaguardate, impreziosito da due dediche autografe dell'autore. Libro

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        Harper's Young People, Volumes 1-12 (1879-1891)

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1879-1891. First. Periodical. Twelve bound volumes. A consecutive run (from November 1879 - April 1891) of the first 600 issues of Harper's weekly children's magazine, known for publishing the work of America's best illustrators and writers of young adult fiction. Among the many complete works included in this run are the first printed appearances of "A Boy's Town" by W.D. Howells (published in 21 installments in 1890), "Toby Tyler" by James Otis (illustrated by W.A. Rogers), "Queen of Hearts" by Randolph Caldecott, and numerous stories written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, including: "The Clever Student and the Master of Black-Arts," "Mother Hildegarde," "Master Jacob," and others. The magazine also features many fine illustrations under the masthead by Frederick Church. An ex-library set with bookplates and perforated stamp on the first text page of each volume. Nine volumes are bound in the original publisher's cloth boards, one in contemporary half morocco, and two in later linen cloth boards. Scattered tears to the board edges, volume 11 with the preliminary leaves (frontispiece plate, title, and index) detached and some scattered loose leaves (the spine is shaken but still sound), volume 12 with toning and scattered tape repairs to a few intermittent text pages, else overall a good sound set. .

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        The United Service. A Monthly Review of Military and Naval Affairs. Volume 1-14 [First Series Complete].

      8vo. Three quarter dark blue morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, five compartments ruled in gilt, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. First edition. A complete run of the initial series from Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1879) to Vol. 14 (Mar. 1886). A wealth of information on the military, missions, travels and explorations, battles, administration, organization, weapons, ships, and more. We also have the complete run of the new series and the third series. A very good or better set with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedowns, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, accession numerals within, edges rubbed, a few volumes scuffed with some very minor tears, contents generally fine.

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        Die amerikanische Nordpol-Expedition.

      Ca. 24,5 x 17 cm. XX S., 647 Seiten. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, 6 Holzschnitttafeln, 2 Diagrammen (davon eines gefaltet) sowie einer mehrfach gefalteten farbigen Karte. Orig.-Leinenband mit Silber- und Schwarzprägung. 1. Auflage. Embacher 38: "... die wissenschaftliche Leitung der nordamerikanischen Nordpolexpedition unter Hall zu übernehmen. Während 1871-73 erreichte man in der nördlichen Verlängerung des Smithsundes die beträchtliche Höhe von 82° 26' nördl. Br. Leider scheiterte das Schiff, und alle Sammlungen gingen verloren. Kein Schiff vorher hatte aber eine so bedeutende nördliche Breite erreicht wie die Polaris. Auch bemerkte B. das Eindringen der Flutwelle des Stillen Ozeans in den Kennedykanal und ihr Fließen von N. nach S. und schloß hieraus wie aus dem aufgefundenen Walnußtreibholz auf eine Verbindung jenes Meeresteils mit der Beringstraße." Vorsatz, einige Textseiten und die Tafeln mit bräunlichem Wasserrand. Karte und Diagramm am Falz etwas stockfleckig. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel ein gutes Exemplar mit hübsch illustriertem Einband.

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        Norske Folke- og Huldre-Eventyr i Udvalg ved (...). Med Illustrationer efter Originaltegninger af P. N. Arboe, H. Gude, V. St. Lerche, Eilif Peterssen, A. Schneider, Otto Sinding, A. Tidemand og E. Werenskiold.

      Kbh., Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn). 1879. 8vo. Rødt forlagsbind med rik forgylling på fordekkelen og ryggen. (12), 360, (2 bl.). Rikt ill.. Ryggen ubetydelig bleket, hjørnene svakt støtt

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        Beitrage zur allgemeinen Nerven- und Muskelphysiologie. 18 offprints ex-libris Henry Head

      1879. 1st edition. Henry Head's Copy Hering, Ewald (1834-1918) & Biedermann, Wilhelm (1852-1929). Hering, Ewald (1834-1918) & Biedermann, Wilhelm (1852-1929). Beiträge zur allgemeinen Nerven- und Muskelphysiologie. 18 offprints from Sitz. der k. Akad. d. Wiss., bound together in 1 vol., 8vo. c. 500pp. Numerous folding charts. [Prague], 1879-85. 240 x 165 mm. Contemporary cloth, recased, original spine repaired, some original wrappers preserved. Some browning but very good. Biedermann?s ownership stamp on 1st & 4th parts. Ownership inscription of neurologist Henry Head (1861-1940), dated 1886, on verso of free endpaper and his signature on cover of last part. Ms. table of contents of the volume in Head?s hand on front free endpaper, and a full-page pencil doodle of a medieval knight on the last page of part XII also probably by him.First Edition. Neurologist Henry Head?s set of 18 facsicules of the treatise on electrophysiology written by Hering (6 parts) and his pupil Biedermann (12 parts) and published in the Sitz. der k. Akad. d. Wiss. A further five facsicules (nos. 19-23) were issued between 1886, when Head assembled this collection, and 1888.Hering, one of the foremost German physiologists of the 19th century, succeeded Purkyne at the German University of Prague, where he spent 25 years studying sensory physiology and electrical phenomena in nerve and muscle. Biedermann worked with Hering until 1888; and the above work is the record of their collaboration. Building upon this work, Biedermann published his Elektrophysiologie (G-M 644) in 1895; this was the first exhaustive work on the subject, superseding Du Bois-Reymond's Untersuchungen uber thierische Elektrizitat (1848) as the master text on electrophysiology. The English neurologist Henry Head, best known as the subject of the experiment described in his and W. H. R. Rivers's "A human experiment in nerve division" (Garrison-Morton 1302; see also G-M 1298-99 & 1304), also studied under Hering at Prague from 1884 to 1886; given the date of his ownership inscription, he may have received this collection of offprints from Biedermann as a parting gift. DSB. Brazier, Hist. Neurophys. 19th Cent., pp. 72; 95-96. DNB for Head.

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        Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten, oder praktische Ästhetik. Ein Handbuch für Techniker, Künstler und Kunstfreunde (2 Bde.). Erster Band: Die textile Kunst für sich betrachtet und in Beziehung zur Baukunst; Zweiter Band: Keramik, Tektonik, Stereotomie, Metallotechnik.

      Gr.8°, Bd. 1: XLII 490 S., m. 125 Holzschnitten u. 15 farb. Tondrucktafeln; Bd. 2: 576 S., m. 239 Holzschnitten u. 5 farb. Tondrucktafeln (insg. XXII Abb.), OHLdr. m. goldgepr. Rücken., Deckel berieben, minimal fleckig, Namenstempel a. Vors., wenige Bleistiftanstreichungen, gute Exemplare. Zweite durchgesehene Ausgabe. Die Mitwirkung an der Weltausstellung in London (1851), wo Semper (1803 - 1879) die Abteilungen Kanadas, der Türkei, Schwedens und Dänemarks gestaltete, und die Reflexion über die dort zutage getretenen Kunstzustände in der Schrift «Wissenschaft, Industrie und Kunst» (1852) führten im September 1852 zur Anstellung als Prof. an der neugegründeten «School for Practical Art» im Marlborough House in London. Dort hatte er Gelegenheit, die Gegenstände der «verschiedenen Zweige der industriellen Künste» zu sammeln und die Baukunst und ihre Stilformen in den Rahmen einer allgemeinen Kunstformenlehre und deren «Urtechniken» zu stellen. Damit war das definitive Programm seines theoretischen Hauptwerks gefunden, an dessen Manuskript er seit Sommer 1855 arbeitete und das unter dem Titel: «Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten [...]» als Fragment in zwei Bänden 1860 und 1863 erschien.

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        Aegypten in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstlern. Beschrieben v. G. Ebers.

      2°, VI, 387; XII, 432 S.; Mit insgesamt 2 farb. lithogr. Karten u. über 700 zum Teil ganzseitige Holzstich-Abb. (Text u. a. Taf.), Prunk-HLdr. mit goldgeprägten arabischen Mustern,eingelegten Perlen, Rundumgoldschnitt, Kanten etwas berieben, innen minimal fingerfleckig, vereinzelte Stockfleckchen - insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. 1. Auflage. Abbildungen nach Bildern von L. Burger, Herm. Kretzschmer, Wilh. Gentz, Ernst Heyn, Jerichau-Baumann, Ferd. Keller, Franz Lenbach, Hans Makart, Gustav Richter, Ad. Seel, B. Straßberger, Alma Tadema, Carl Werner... (Rümann 19. Jhdt. 144). Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar. Die Holzstiche zeigen Landschaften, Stadtansichten, Szenen aus dem täglichen Leben, Altertümer.... Georg Moritz Ebers (1837 - 1898) war ein deutscher Ägyptologe und Schriftsteller. Mit seinen historischen Romanen und populärwissenschaftlichen Büchern trug er zur großen Popularität der Ägyptologie im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert bei.

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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

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        DIE SAHARA ODER VON OASE ZU OASE. Bilder aus dem Natur- und Volksleben in der grossen afrikanischen Wueste. HARTLEBEN

      Hartleben?s Verlag 1879 In-8 p., bella legat. in tela edit. verde, ricche cornici dorate e a secco al piatto anter., pp. XVI,639, ben illustrato da 64 silografie nel t. e da 7 tavv. in cromolitografia f.t. "Manca" la carta geografica del Sahara. "Edizione originale". L'Autore (1846-1903), geografo ed esploratore austriaco, noto anche per i suoi viaggi nelle Americhe, percorse il Sahara (sud del Marocco e Algeria), viaggiando "da oasi a oasi". Ben conservato.

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        Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John] Paget

      London, 1879. Carpenter, William B. (1813-85). Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John] Paget [1811-98]). [London] 56 Regents Part Rd. N.W., June 2, 1879. 4pp. 178 x 114 mm. A few tiny pin-holes, but fine otherwise.From English physiologist and naturalist William B. Carpenter, who "helped shape the modern life sciences in Britain (Oxford DNB) through both his writings and his work as a teacher and administrator at what is now the University of London. Carpenter performed valuable researches in marine zoology, and was directly influential in persuading the British Admiralty to sponsor the Challenger expedition, the first major scientific study of the deep oceans. Carpenter is also recognized as one of the founders of the modern theory of the adaptive unconscious-he observed that the human perceptual system and the mechanism of human thought operates almost completely outside of conscious awareness. Carpenter's letter, which discusses a false confession to murder made by a mentally unbalanced young man, reads in part as follows:Dear Mr. Paget, In turning out my papers at the University today, I have come upon a document which I forward to you, containing the Father's statement of his Son's relation to the "Brompton Murder" case, with full particulars of the latter's confession, and its inconsistency with the facts. I believe that I did not send in this to the Home Secy.; but that what I specially urged upon him was the evidence with which Knowles had supplied me, of the "cracky" nature of the youth's mind, and of the obviously hereditary tendency to brood, as shown in the father and aunt-the latter an old servant of Knowles. And I remember also that there was evidence of the youth having had money in the Savings Bank, and of his having drawn out a pound just before the Crystal Palace Police Fête.This altogether made so strong an impression on Mr. Bruce, that he at once commuted the sentence; and the family were so sensible that the lad was not fit to take care of himself, that they expressed no disappointment at his not having received a free pardon. . . .Carpenter's correspondent was the police magistrate and author John Paget, whose Paradoxes and Puzzles, published in 1874, included accounts of a number of sensational crimes. We have not been able to identify the murder case to which Carpenter refers in his letter.

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        [Collection of Post Route Maps

      Washington, D.C.]: 1879. 8 engraved folding maps (various sizes), hand- coloured in outline, dissected and backed onto 11 pieces of linen, with original marbled paper covers, with a mounted paper label with the letterpress title. All contained within a single later cloth box, with morocco label to spine,. [with:] W.L NICHOLSON. An autograph letter signed to C.P. Chambers, on 'Post Office Department, Topographer's Office, Washington, D.C.' headed paper, dated July 12 1879. 2 pp. (10 x 8 inches), to Chambers, the General Auditor of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, a covering letter which accompanied the maps when Nicholson sent them to Chambers, recalling that 'Some time ago … I undertook to prepare for you a set of certain of our Post Route Maps-to be put up in what we call "folio form" for convenient desk and table reference. The great pressure of work upon this Office during the recent Session of Congress has delayed this matter-but now I am happy to dispatch the maps … [ a list of 7 maps follows, with the dates of when they were updated] … In addition to these I propose to send you the map of the States of Illinois, Iowa & Missouri, but we have run short of these during the past few weeks, awaiting a new edition, which when received …', pasted to verso of one of the sections of the 'Upper Part' of the State of New York. Pasted to the section of the map opposite the letter is a printed and manuscript list, also dated 12 July 1879, the same eight maps. Provenance: Central & Hudson River Railroad (presentation letter, see above) Rare presentation set of the official Post Route maps, as used by Cornelius Vanderbilt's Central & Hudson River Railroad, with an associated manuscript letter from the topographer of the Post Office Department Taken together, the maps provide complete coverage for roughly the northeast quadrant of the lower 48 states, stretching from Maine to the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas, and as far south as parts of Virginia and West Virginia. They were compiled by Nicholson who was responsible for setting up the topographical department of the Post Office during the Civil War, and went on to serve as the official Topographer to the Post Office for 22 years As indicated by the title, the focus of the maps is on postal routes and, naturally, towns as well as political boundaries. Lakes, rivers and other waterways provide the only topographical detail. The postal routes are colour-coded to indicate frequency with which they are used (e.g., black for six times per week, blue for three times per week), with rail routes differentiated by cross-hatching. The distance for each route segment is also indicated. Each map includes a legend and an inset table of distances between post offices. Most also provide a table of statistics (population, number of post offices, rail mileage, etc.) relevant to the states depicted. The charming official Post Office Department logo and motto ('With Celerity Certainty and Security') is also present on each map. The maps were originally published between 1866-1876, but it was essential to keep updating them (monthly until 1887, bi-monthly thereafter), and to this end each map also includes a printed note 'The Service on this diagram brought up to date of', followed by a space in which a manuscript date has been added. Some of the maps also include manuscript route changes. The relationship between the Post Office and the railroads began very early. The first known contract was in 1832, just two years after the maiden voyage of the nation's first steam locomotive, for transport of mail between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. On July 7, 1838, an act of Congress declared all rail routes to be postal routes, and the railways rapidly became the backbone of the postal system. While these maps were distributed throughout the Post Office Department, it is not clear how often these early issues of the maps were given or sold to non- governmental users. By the early 1900s this was certainly common practice: between 1899 and 1905, 16% of all maps produced were sold to private interests. As General Auditor of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Chambers presumably had influence like few other men in the country. To judge from the language of the accompanying letter, it is possible that this set was provided by Nicholson as a special favor. List of maps: 1. Post Route Map of the State of Maine and of the Adjacent Parts of New Hampshire and the Dominion of Canada. '1869' but "brought up to date of July 1, 1879." 4 sections folded, 39 ¼ x 31 3/8 inches overall. Includes manuscript updates. Includes large inset 'Map of the State of Maine Showing Connections with the Surrounding States and Provinces'. Phillips p. 386 (1881 issue). 2. Post Route Map of the States of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Parts of New York and Maine. '1866' but "brought up to date of May 1, 1879." 8 sections folded, 60 x 39 overall. Includes manuscript updates. Phillips p. 479 (1881 issue). 3. Post Route Map of the State of New York and Parts of Vermont Massachusetts Connecticut New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Also the Adjacent Portions of the Dominion of Canada. '1866' but "brought up to date of May 1, 1879." 16 sections, 56 ½ x 63 3/8 inches overall, mounted on two separate sheets of linen folded (each with 8 sections). 'Lower part' with large inset of Long Island. 'Upper part' with large inset of northern New York and southern Quebec and Ontario, and the 2pp. autograph letter from Nicholson, and a printed list of maps pasted on to verso. Cf. Phillips p. 517 (1881 issue). 4. Post Route Map of the States of Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland and of the District of Columbia with Adjacent Parts of New York Ohio Virginia and West Virginia. '1866' but "brought up to date of May 15, 1879." 16 sections, 56 ½ x 63 1/48 inches overall, mounted on two separate sheets of linen folded (each with 8 sections). Cf. Phillips p. 687 (1881 issue). 5. Post Route Map of the States of Ohio and Indiana with Adjacent Parts of Pennsylvania Michigan Illinois Kentucky and West Virginia. '1870' but "brought up to date of March 1, 1879." 12 sections folded, 41 7/8 x 58 1/4 inches overall. Cf. Phillips p. 633 (1881 issue). 6. Post Route Map of the States of Michigan and Wisconsin with Adjacent Parts of Ohio Indiana Illinois Iowa and Minnesota. '1871' but "brought up to date of March 1, 1879." 12 sections folded, 42 1/8 x 58 1/2 inches overall. Cf. Phillips p. 428 (1881 issue). 7. Post Route Map of the States of Illinois Iowa and Missouri with Adjacent Parts of Indiana Wisconsin Minnesota Kansas and Arkansas. '1872' but "brought up to date of July 1, 1879." 16 sections, 64 x 56 3/16 inches overall, mounted on two separate sheets of linen folded (each with 8 sections). Cf. Phillips p. 331 (1881 issue). 8. Post Route Map of the State of Minnesota with Adjacent Parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Dakota, Wisconsin and of the British Possessions. '1876' but "brought up to date of June 1, 1879." 16 sections folded, 58 ¼ x 42 1/2 inches overall. Cf. Phillips p. 434 (1881 issue). Cf. Virginia W. Mason. The U.S. Post Office Department, Division of Topography: the Conception, Production, and Obsolescence of Postal Mapping in the United States. (unpublished thesis). Madison, WI: Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.

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