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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

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aurora Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Banzhaf]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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)

      J. A. Caldwell 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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Nina Balatka

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, [1879]. The Story of a Maiden of Prague. Two volumes in one, octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine, covers blindstamped with a geometric panel and central lozenge. Spine darkened, rubbed and rolled, cloth split along rear joint though the board holding fine, faints spotting to early and late leaves. A very good copy. First edition, second issue, of one of Trollope's scarcest works, his story of a woman's struggles to marry while caught between the mutually antagonistic Jewish and gentile societies of Prague. Written by Trollope as a short story for anonymous serialisation in Blackwood's Magazine, it turned out longer than intended, but as a book it was not successful. First published in 1867, the first issue copies were bound into two volumes with a dated title page. In 1879 the remainder sheets were bound up two volumes in one, with (unusually) an undated title page specially printed for this issue. Sadleir states that there were fewer than 200 bound up for the extremely rare first issue, and not many more for the second.

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        Linda Tressel

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, n.d. [ca. 1879]. First edition, one-volume remainder issue, with new title. 2 volumes in one vols., 12mo. [ii], [7]-216; [5]-215 pp., bound without half-titles, vol. II title, and preface leaf. Bound in half crimson morocco and cloth, Very good. Sadleir, "Trollope," 29, and "Addenda and Corrigenda )1934" re title page; not in Wolff . A companion to "Nina Balatka" - both works were published anonymously in two volumes and in very small print runs. They were subsequently issued in a remaindered one-volume format. " ... [B]oth these short novels are extremely rare in their original first edition form. They are only a little less rare in their remainder form" (Sadleir)

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        La loi périodique des éléments chimiques. In : Le Moniteur scientifique, 451e livraison, juillet 1879.

      Paris, Typographies des Ves Renou, Maulde et Cock, 1879, Paris - Paris, 1879, grand in-8 (265 x 170 mm), paginé 689 à 800, cartonnage moderne à la bradel, titre en long, très bel exemplaire. Première édition de la traduction française de ce mémoire capital, revu par l'auteur. Il occupe les pages 691 à 737 de ce très rare fascicule (de juillet 1879) du "Moniteur scientifique" de Quesneville," journal des sciences pures et appliquées" ; (ce mémoire a également fait l'objet la même année d'un tirage à part, à pagination séparée, devenu rarissime). On trouve en tête une très importante lettre de Mendeleïev à Quesneville (de 2 pages ½), en édition originale ; Mendeleïev analyse sa théorie à la lumière des recherches les plus récentes. Il y écrit notamment : "La loi périodique a donné la première possibilité de prédire non-seulement l'existence d'éléments encore inconnus, mais aussi de déterminer les propriétés chimiques et physiques des corps simples encore à découvrir et celles de leurs combinaisons." Le classement périodique a été "une conquête scientifique extrêmement importante et féconde" (Marie Curie). Cf. Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 244 : "Mendeleev, in 1869, in the Journal of the Russian Chemical Society, not only compiled a periodic table reflecting chemical properties as well as arithmetical relationships between atomic weights, but pointed out that the gaps in it indicated the existence of undiscovered elements." ; DSB 9, 293 ; Dibner, Heralds of science, 48 (édition allemande plus tardive -1891-). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Merv Oasis, The

      Smith, Elder, & Co. The Merv Oasis; Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian During the Years 1879-80-81, Including Five Months' Residence Among the Tekkés of Merv: With Portrait, Maps, and Facsimiles of State Documents. PP: Vol1: [xx], 502, [2 advs], Frontis, 2 plts; Vol2: [xiv], 500, Frontis, 12 plts, Map (pocket). Publisher"s original cloth,  gilt spine title lettering, avery good to near fine set.

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

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

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      1879. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879. Original self-wrappers. First American Edition, published as Number 37 in Harper's "Franklin Square Library." This is one of Trollope's last, and today one of his scarcest, novels. Fred Neville, some day to be Earl of Scroope, is torn between what is proper (marry a young English Protestant lady of high breeding and prepare for a life of ease as the Earl) and what is morally right (marry the Irish Catholic girl who bears his child, much against the will of his parents). Throw in an Irish father who is a convict, and an Irish mother with a hot temper, and the result is tragic.~AN EYE FOR AN EYE was serialized in the Whitehall Review from August 1878 through February 1879, and was published in two volumes by Chapman & Hall of London in early January 1879. Harper published this edition on January 17, 1879, paying ten pounds to Chapman & Hall for sending them a set of advance sheets.~"The Cheapest Publication in the World" according to the Philadelphia Press, Harper's Franklin Square Library had been founded the previous spring to deserve that description -- tabloid-sized, printed in triple-column (later double-), with no illustrations, priced at ten (later fifteen) cents.~The Franklin Square Library was intended to... present works of some of the most popular authors to American readers "who may not find it convenient to encumber themselves with books or periodicals too costly to be cast aside after perusal." This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors... Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them. Despite the thousands of copies printed of each title in the series, few have survived. Trollope editions in the series are of the utmost rarity and those that have survived are generally defective... First editions published in newspaper format after early 1878... are rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries. [W. Smith]~This copy is from the first impression, as described in the Smith bibliography. It is complete in 35 pages of text plus five pages of ads (the front page serving as self-wrapper, its top half devoted to series and novel headings). This copy does not have an outer (advertising) wrapper, and in fact it is unknown whether any copies were issued with one (Walter Smith could not locate a single first or second impression copy with an outer wrapper). Condition is very good-plus (very minor soil and edge-wear, but much less than one would expect for such a fragile piece). Smith 42. Housed in a custom clamshell case with inner four-flap wrapper. The first copy we have seen in our thirty years in business.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Diary of John Evelyb, Esq., which are Added a Selection from his Familiar Letters and the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and between Sir Edward Hyde and Sir Richard Browne

      sp; - London - Bickers & Son4vol.; 9.5 by 6.5; vol I: (cxxii)299pp., vol II: 491pp., vol III: 487pp., vol IV: 496pp. 1879 - John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English diarist whose life and ruminations - much like those of his contemporary and regular correspondent Samuel Pepys - offer a rare and insightful glimpse during the turbulent era encompassing the Civl War. Evelyn lived through such events as thedeaths of Charles I, Cromwell, and Lord Strafford; the last Great Plague; and the Great Fire of London. Educated at Balliol and the Middle Temple, Evelyn bore witness to the most cataclysmic historical events of his lifetime during his subsequent years in London. He was known for his love of horticulture, and the gardens he had constructed at his home, Sayes Court, were once famous for the throngs of visitors they enticed. Moving in high-minded circles, Evelyn presented one of several plans for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire (though his was overlooked by the King), and called upon and corresponded with Sir Thomas Browne, a noted and voracious bibliophile. Here with have a finely-bound Victorian edition of his diary and letters, offering invaluable insight into the life of the c. 17 gentleman and the people who surrounded him. With engraved frontispieces, portraits and illustrations throughout, and folding family tree. Collated complete in four volumes with 24 plates and folding pedigree. Condition: Bound in quarter-calf. Generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Handsome black colour throughout. Internally, very firmly bound with new endpapers. Very bright and clean throughout, with lovely half-titles, frontispieces, and clear plates. Negligible foxing to first and last few pages as might be expected. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La premiere communion reglement de vie pour la perseverance

      ALFRED MAME ET FILS, 1879. in12 relié percaline noire

      [Bookseller: Feuille Feuille]
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      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1879.. Wall map, 36 x 32 inches, full period hand- color. Backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, and on contemporary rollers. Three small age spots in western part of state, faint streaking in margin areas. A lovely map, brightly colored, in very good condition. An attractive and boldly colored wall map of Wisconsin. The counties are each delineated and individually colored, though the northernmost part of the state is still made up of a few very large regions, and does not exactly resemble the current configuration of counties. Several Indian reservations are shown, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This map is not in Rumsey; Phillips' MAPS; CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900: WISCONSIN; nor on OCLC. Rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Silas Chapman, 1879. Wall map, 36 x 32 inches, full period hand coloured lithograph. Backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, and on contemporary rollers. Three small age spots in western part of state, faint streaking in margin areas. A lovely map, brightly coloured, in very good condition. Rare. An attractive and boldly coloured wall map of early Wisconsin. Each county is individually coloured, with most in the north part of the state still oversized and empty of settlement. Townships and sections are also shown. Several Indian reservations are also laid down, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This map not in Rumsey; Phillips, America; Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900: (Wisconsin); or OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Captain Robert Falcon Scott Ñ Original Portrait Original studio portrait circa 1904-1905 with Scott wearing the Victorian Order and Polar Medal from the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1904.

      VG. Maull & Fox Photographers. Photogravure three-quarter length portrait of Scott in full-dress Navy Captain uniform. Appears to be a printed signature of Robert Scott, Captain, R.N. Ñ I say appears to be a printed signature, but it is very difficult to tell if the signature is flat-signed or part of the photographic image, so safer to say it is printed and part of the photographic image. Very slight flaking to the sepia at the extremities of the portrait and to ScottÕs forehead. Overall a very striking classic portrait of Robert Falcon Scott in his full navy dress uniform.& & The Henry Maull studios specialized in portraits of noted individuals and were contracted to take photographs of Fellows from the mid-nineteenth century until the early twentieth century. The partnership of Maull & Fox existed from 1879 Ð 1908. The Maull photographic collection is housed at the Royal Society in London.& & Dimensions:& Outside Frame: 15-1/4Ów. x 19-1/2Óht. (38.7 cm x 49.5 cm)& Inside glass: 11-1/8Ów. x 15.5Óht. (28.2 cm x 39.4 cm)& Label on back of frame reads:& W.L. Wilson, Picture Frame Maker, Tower Chambers, 8. Finsbury Pavement, London. E.C. The frame appears to be original since the framerÕs label is not split in half.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        William Morris - Birmingham Society of Arts and School of Design. Address Delivered in the Town Hall, Birmingham, on the 19th of February, 1879, by Wm. Morris, M.A., President, Birmingham

      E C Osborne 1879. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1879. 23pp with thirteen leaves of blank paper bound-in at rear (mostly lined), endpapers browned, near contemp. cloth backed boards, slim 8vo REMARKABLY SCARCE WILLIAM MORRIS ITEM Only three UK institutional locations found (Birmingham, Main Library; John Rylands Library, Manchester and V & A Museum)

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        Doublets: a word-puzzle

      Macmillan and Co., Original red publisher's cloth paneled in blind, gilt title on upper cover, slight soiling. An excellent presentation copy inscribed in purple ink, "Mrs. Neate from the Author." Preserved in a modern burgundy cloth box with red morocco sides, gilt lettered. First edition, first issue of this most popular word puzzle, invented by Carroll, that became a parlor craze in its time. "The rules of the puzzle are simple enough. Two words are proposed, of the same length; and the Puzzle consists in linking these together by interposing other words, each of which shall differ from the next word in one letter only." Beginning as a series of single problems which appeared in Vanity Fair on March 29, 1879, these games were collected by Macmillan and published here for the first time in book form. There are thirteen puzzles dated between March 29 and June 21, 1879. The name "doublets" was adopted after a passage in Shakespeare's Macbeth.& & Dodgson (1832-98), lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College from 1855 to 1881, purportedly invented the game for Julia and Ethel Margaret Arnold, two little girls who "found nothing to do." Sophia Neate (1832-1908) of Heatherside, Woking, took on the care of Sally Sinclair and her siblings, whom Dodgson liked very much, when their parents died. Neate was supported financially by Dodgson and the actor Lionel Brough. On first meeting Mrs. Neate on June 26, 1879, Dodgson wrote in his diary that he ‘found her so interesting that I stayed 4 hours!" He occasionally visited her and noted the progress of the Sinclair children as they grew (see Cohen, The letters of Lewis Carroll, 1979, p. 334n).&

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        George Cruikshank:

      London, Houlston & Sons / Birmingham, Houghton and Hammond,, 1879. The Artist, the Humorist, and the Man, with some Account of his Brother Robert. A Critico-Bibliographical Essay. With Numerous Illustrations by G. Cruikshank including several from original drawings in the possession of the author. Second edition, Revised; and Augmented by a copiously Annotated Bibliographical Appendix, and Additional Plates on India Paper. Finely bound by Henry Young and Sons of Liverpool, in full red morocco, extra gilt and gilt design to boards. Extra illustrated with 116 original engravings by Cruikshank, Leech, Rowlandson, Woodward, Bunbury, and many others. With 2 autograph letters signed by Cruikshank, and a slip signed with an original sketch.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE EGOIST (In Fine, Bright, Original Cloth)

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. Meredith, George. THE EGOIST. A Comedy In Narrative. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1879. Three volumes. First Edition in the original olive brown cloth gilt, all volumes FINE and entirely unrestored. This is the somewhat astonishing Carroll Atwood Wilson copy, a remarkable set with just a few trivial marks of discoloration and a touch of foxing. THE EGOIST, Meredith's greatest work alongside THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL , is still considered one of the most important comic novels of the 19th Century. Housed in a custom folding case.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        THE EGOIST.

      - A comedy in narrative. In three volumes. I: Pp. iv(the last mispaginated v)+ 338 (last blank)+[2](adverts.); II: Pp. iv+320+32(publisher's catalogue, dated 8.79); III: iv+354; greenish/ochre cloth, ruled in black, spines lettered in gilt, slightly rubbed and flecked, boards a trifle marked, corners worn, the spines slightly discoloured, and chipped & frayed at extremities; uncut, a few leaves carelessly opened, with resultant small chips, splits, and occasional tears; hinges starting Volume I and cracked Volume II, a little light foxing and occasional soiling, signs of bookplate or label removed from upper pastedown Volume II; Kegan Paul, 1879. First edition. Sadleir 1692; Harris 968; not in Wolff. *George Meredith (1828-1909) trained as a solicitor before turning to writing. His unhappy marriage to Mary Ellen Nicolls, widowed daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, presumably fuelled his interest in the relationship between the sexes, which was a recurring theme in his fiction. "The Egoist" is a study of refined selfishness. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Egoist

      London - C. Kegan Paul and Co, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this comic novel by George Meredith. First edition, first impression. The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed Clara Middleton. More importantly, the novel follows Clara's attempts to escape from her engagement to Sir Willoughby, who desires women to serve as a mirror for him and consequently cannot understand why she would not want to marry him. Thus, The Egoist dramatizes the difficulty contingent upon being a woman in Victorian society, when women's bodies and minds are trafficked between fathers and husbands to cement male bonds. In an afterword by Angus Wilson, The Egoist was called the turning point in George Meredith's career. Wilson is most taken by the absolute truth of much of the dialogue, such as how the way Sir Willoughby continues to speak through the answers of other characters, returning to notice their replies only when his own vein of thought is exhausted is a wonderful observation of human speech (Wilson 508). With publisher's adverts to the rear of volumes I and II. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebacked in green cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some marks and rubbing. Some bumping, and sunning to the spines also. Backstrip of volume II lifting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some light marginal browning and scattered light spotting. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Land of Midian

      1879 - (revisited).First edition. 2 vols. Folding map, six chromo-lithograph & 10 other plates, with further illustrations in the text. 8vo. Fine original pictorial cloth, gilt, spines very, very slightly darkened. xxviii, 338; viii, 319, 32ads.pp. London,

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        The Land of Midian (Revisited)

      London: Kegan Paul. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Burton's second expedition through Midian (northwest Arabia). Although Burton failed to unearth the vast amounts of gold he believed were in the region, the expedition, sponsored by the Egyptian Khedive Ismail I, was a major geographical and archaeological success. Complete with folding map, 6 colored plates, 10 uncolored plates, numerous illustrations in the text, and 32-page catalogue at end of vol. 2. Map and plates in pristine condition. Provenance: the prestigious Signet Library, with handsome "Society of Writers to her Majesty's Signet" bookplate with coat-of-arms on front pastedown of each volume and "Signet Library" written in ink on front free endpaper of each volume. London: Kegan Paul, 1879. Octavo, original ochre cloth. Two volumes. Very mild darkening to spines and slight rubbing to spine ends. A beautiful copy, rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Exploration of the World. Three Volume Set

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1879-81. First Edition. Hardcover. 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 .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Fallen Leaves

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1879, 1879. First Edition. 3 Volumes, 8vo. Bound in full old tan calf, recently respined to style with burgundy and green title labels. Minor edgewear, a handsome, solid binding. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Half titles to all 3 volumes. Internally clean and fresh. Slight paper damage, not affecting text to two leaves of volume ii. Original cloth bound in at the rear. A highly attractive set in a strong binding of one of Collins later novels, more aimed at encouraging social change than entertainment.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. New Series, vols. 1-7

      London:, 1879-1885. New Series, volumes 1-7, with all folding maps, charts, etc., largely unperused, unopened &, hence, quite clean and desireable; sold as a lot. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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