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        Report of the Annual Meeting of the California State Vinicultural Society

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

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

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

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        The Land of Midian (Revisited)

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

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        THE LAND OF MIDIAN (REVISITED)

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

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        Our Visit to Hindustan, Kashmir, and Ladakh

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

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        A Collection of his works

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

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

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

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        Broadside: Colored Voters Read

      Letterpress broadside, 10x8¼. Paper evenly toned, in very good or better condition. The broadside was sponsored by the Democratic Party appealing to the 'Colored Voter' not to be taken in by the promises of the so called ?Third Party?. The Third Party refers to the short-lived Populist Party, which was formed in 1879. The Third Party, also known as the People?s Party, may not have lasted all that long, but it was somewhat successful with farmers in the South and the Midwest. The thrust behind this broadside is that there is no real support for the notion that if the Third Party comes into power that schools will be provided for African American children. ?What Evidence have the Negroes of this state that Schools will be provided for their children in the case the Third Party gets into Power.? The broadside also provides information on taxes and the distribution of school funds. Interestingly, it suggests that Negroes were getting three times as much money as they paid in for their schools.

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        Ättar-taflor öfver den på Finlands riddarhus introducerade adeln.

      1-2 + supplement. Borgå, utgivarens förlag, 1879-83. 8:o. X,+ 748; 818; (4),+ 369 s. Ren inlaga. Något senare röda hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind, övre guldsnitt. Två volymer. Fint exemplar. Almqvist 131

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        Australasia. With ethnological appendix by A.H. Keane.

      Subject: (Wallace). London, 1879. 8vo t.tela orig. con impressioni a secco ed in oro al piatto ant. ed al dorso, pp. XVIII-672 con ill. n.t. e tav. mappe, a col. f.t. Prima edizione.

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        Original cartoon: "Consolation for the Sick / Both Kinds", ink on paper, signed "Tho Worth/N. Y./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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        Recherches sur l'Orfèvrerie en Espagne au Moyen-Age et à la Rennaissance.

      Paris, A. Quantin 1879 - Documents inédits tirés des Archives Espagnoles. Par Le Baron Ch. Davillier. Dix-sept planches gravées à l'eau-forte d'après d'anciens dessins de maîtrise. Dessins dans le texte par Fortuny, Edouard de Beaumont, Madrazo, etc. Tirage à 500 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°223) un des 400 sur papier vélin. Paris, A. Quantin - 1879 - 286 pages. RARE. Reliure demi toile rouge à coins. Dos avec étiquette noire, date en pied et fleuron dorés. Couverture conservée illustrée d'une vignette. Dos insolé et salissures sur la toile. Bords et coins frottés. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format grand in-4°(34x24). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sveriges medeltid.

      Kulturhistorisk skildring. I-III. Rikt illustrerad. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1879-1903. 8:o. (2),+ IV,+ (2),+ 1025; (6),+ 984; (4),+ 1116 s. Tillsammans med: Sveriges medeltid. IV. Register. Utgivet av Sven Tunbergs genom Carl von Holten och Herman Schück. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1953. 8:o. 124 s. Förlagets hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar med röda titeletiketter och upphöjda bind, röda snitt samt med registret inbundet uniformt med de övriga med omslaget medbundet. Åtta volymer, band sju med nött övre kapitäl och med några delvis lös ark i band tre. Fin svit, i de "tunna" banden, av det fortfarande mest genomgripande arbetet över den svenska medeltidens kulturhistoria, med det mycket användbara och ofta saknade registret

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        "Une Idylle Louisianaise" [in] La Nouvelle Atala ou La Fille de l'Esprit. LEgende Indienne par Chahta-Ima [Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette]

      New Orleans: Propagateur Catholique, 1879. First edition. 16mo. . Original pink printed wrappers, mostly unopened, light browning throughout, a few short closed tears (no loss), wrappers slightly dust-stained, spine chipped at head and foot. Cloth chemise and slipcase. BAL 7910 . 'Une Idylle Louisianaise' (pp. 129-133) was the first piece by Hearn to be printed in a book

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        MAP OF PART OF THE UNITED STATES NORTH OF THE 37TH PARALLEL EMBRACING THE COUNTRY BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE 96TH MERIDIAN OF LONGITUDE

      New York: Colton, 1879.. Two folding maps, together measuring 54 x 74 1/2 inches, with some period color. Bound into original brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Slight wear at spine ends. Very good. Not in Rumsey.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among The Lowly

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company. Near Fine. 1879. New Illustrated Edition. Cloth. A striking new edition with illustrations, the red line "Holiday Edition" as per Michael Winship. Bright black and gilt stamped cloth, all page edges gilt. Near Fine condition, endpapers and tissue guard lightly foxed. An attractive copy of a fundamental piece of literature. Hildreth p14; New edition, with illustrations, and A Bibliography of the Work by George Bullen, Esq, F. S. A. , keeper of the department of printed books, British Museum together with an introductory account of the work. Originally sold for $3.50 .

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        Königlich Preußisches Central-Polizei-Blatt. Jahrgang 61.

      Hoffmann, Berlin, 1879 - (= Stück 6158-6260). 4°. 47 S. Register, 748 S. mit zwei montierten Fotografien von Gesuchten (ca. Passbildgröße). Halbleinen der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. - Einband angestaubt, etwas berieben und bestoßen. Innen teils etwas fleckig. - Von größter Seltenheit, kaum in Bibliotheken nachweisbar!

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        The Madonna of the Future and other tales. In Two Volumes.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1879 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, panelling to boards in black, brown coated endpapers. Ownership inscription to title page of volume I. Small ink spot to spine of volume I, contents faintly toned. A superb set. First edition, one of an edition of only 500 copies. A beautiful set. These six stories had previously been published in America, in Scribner's, Harper's and the Galaxy, and were here collected for the first time and revised throughout. Edel & Laurence A10. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'isola di S. Lazzaro ed il Monastero Armeno

      Tip. Armena di S. Lazzaro,, Venezia, 1879 - Cm. 16,5, pp. 32 di testo esplicativo + 14 tavole fotografiche fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle e percallina con titoli in oro e decorazioni a secco; tagli dorati. Qualche brunitura alle carte di testo, peraltro ottimo stato di conservazione. Rarissima guida dell'Isola di S. Lazzaro. Le fotografie raffigurano l'isola ed i particolari del monastero tra cui le varie corti, la biblioteca, la sala di Lord Byron, il refettorio, l'interno della chiesa, vari oggetti, la stamperia, la terrazza, il pozzo artesiano, la stalla, gli olivi di Byron, il cimitero ed il museo di storia naturale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Life as an Angler

      London: W. Satchell, 1879. First published edition (preceded by a small privately printed edition of 1876). 8vo. Woodburytype portrait frontispiece and 68 woodcuts engraved by Edmund Evans after various artists. xvi, 312 pp. Original green pictorial gilt cloth, t.e.g. Westwood & Satchell, p. 114 . "One of the most sterling and attaching of modern angling books, and possesses several of the qualities that have rendered Iz. Walton's writings household words - his simplicity, naÔvetE and honest benevolence" (Westwood & Satchell)

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        Nineteenth Century Sketchbook of Original Pencil Drawings of Scottish Scenes

      Scotland: Unpublished, 1879. Oblong format, with 29 original pencil sketches, dated 1879 to 1883, depicting views, architecture, and villages of Scotland.. Includes *Prestwick *Margueretta + Helena Villas *Heads of Ayr *Arran *South End of Bute *Tighnabruaich *Robertson *Morton Manse-Thornhill *Miss Sophie Wilson / Mr. Caldwell / + the Rev. J. R. Wilson at Morton Manse - Thornhill *Cromarty Frith from Braham Rocks - Mr. George, Miss Macgregor, Miss Grant + "The Dot" *Bowden. Along with others. Bound in 3/4 leather and cloth, plaid endpapers, marbled page edges all around, binding tight, covers show edge and corner wear/tear.. BOOK SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Hard Cover. Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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        Nordisk Skaktidende

      Wilhelm Priors Hofboghandel, Copenhagen 1879 - xi+280 pages with diagrams, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6") in individual numbers. Volume 7. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5999) First edition. The Nordisk Skaktidende was the first Danish periodical founded (in 1873) and edited by two strong Danish players, Oskar Theobald Malmqvist and Søren Anton Sørensen. It lasted until 1881 with volume 9. In the May, 1881 edition there appeared two games that had been conducted by Prince Dadian during the St. Petersburg amateur tournament in which he took first prize. Condition: wrapper number one detached and heavily chipped, edge wear to other numbers with bumped corners else a good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Geology Of The Provinces of Canterbury and Westland, New Zealand. A Report Comprising the Results of Official Explorations

      The Times, Christchurch 1879 - pp ix, 486. Good complete copy in original cloth with many folding maps, sections and gravures. Some fading to spine. Inscriptions to endpapers. Extremely rare. NZNB 2391 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journal of the American Chemical Society Volumes 1 to 25 1879-1903

      New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1879. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good. Journal of the American Chemical Society Volumes 1 to 25 1879-1903. A photolithographed reproduction with the permission of the American Chemical Society. THIS IS A REPRINT, not the original issues. 25 volumes bound in 35 (last bound volume contains Volume XXV, 1903, Part II). These years also typically include the Proceedings of the Chemical Society bound in with the Journal. Bindings are cloth buckram with the usual exlibrary markings (spine label, embossed stamps, library label, rear pocket). A solid working reference copy, with sound binding and interior.

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

      Philadelphia: Lewis R. Hamersly & Co., 1879-1886. First edition. Three quarter dark blue morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, five compartments ruled in gilt, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. 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. 8vo. 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.

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        Kritika prakticheskago razuma. (In russischer Sprache: Kritik der praktischen Vernunft. Zusammen mit: Grundlagen der metaphysischen Sitten und Moral. Übers. A. Smirnov). 1. russische Ausgaben. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      XVII, 110, 192 S., 2 Bll.. 8°. Spät. HLederband auf 4 Bünden, etwas Rückenvergoldung und -titel. Minimal berieben; Anstreichungen und Glossen in Bleistift, gegen Ende in Blaustift; Inverntarstempel und hs. Besitzvermerk auf Titeleien. Dekoratives Exemplar.

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        President Rutherford B. Hayes SIGNED ADS 1879 Pardon w/ SILVER PLATE

      N/A, 1879. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. Hand Signed by Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States! Warrant (order to affix seal), 8 x 10 pardon, dated 1879. Framed, 18 x 27 inches. Framed with Limited Edition Franklin Mint Sterling Silver Presidential plate. Professionally matted and framed!

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        A comprehensive treatise on the water supply of cities and towns: With numerous specifications of existing waterworks, fifty double plates and upwards of two hundred and fifty illustrations on wood

      G.H. Frost, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. 3/4 Leather. Frost, 1879. Includes custom made slip case with label. 50 double plates. Clean, unmarked pages. Lacks part of original spine. Binding strong. 298p. Previously published in England in 1876, this edition has new lithographs by the Frost Company of Chicago. Chromolithographed frontispiece by Culver, Hoyne of Chicago. Includes 250 wood engravings. Covers waterworks of Bombay, Canterbury, Dundee, Glasgow, Manchester, Port Glasgow, Rotherham and Sunderland, Dublin, Liverpool, Halifax, and Chicago. See our pictures. International customers contact us for shipping rates. This is a large and heavy volume.

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        Travels with a Donkey in the Ceyennes

      C. Kegan Paul and Company, 1879-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: C. Kegan Paul & Company, 1879. First Edition, First Printing, which consisted of only 750 copies. In Near Very Good condition. Clean text, lightly age toned pages. Sound binding, though the front and rear hinges are slightly split. Small binder's label to rear paste down. The cloth shows light rubbing and edge wear, with corners, rear joint and spine ends lightly frayed. Light rubbing to gilt stamping. Overall, a nice copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published work, which is considered to be a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.

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        Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle 1879 January 4 to December 27 1879 52 Issues Complete Year

      London, 1879. A full year's issues of the weekly (Saturday) paper, 52 issues of 12 pages each, loosely (ie many pages not attached) bound with covering paper sheet to front and rear, 48cm wide by 64cm tall. A combination of sporting news, particularly the Turf (horse related) , adverts and sport related articles. Sports as diverse as chess, boxing and rowing and articles on overseas sport are also included. This newspaper was published betwen 1822 and 1886, when it was absorbed by Sporting Life. A small amount of wear to margins, mostly confined to outer pages, and signs of a central horizontal fold, otherwise in very good condition. . Soft Cover. Good. Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall.

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        Finska kranier jämte några natur- och litteratur-studier inom andra områden af finsk antropologi.

      Cantral-Tryckeriet, Stockholm 1879. Folio. 200 sider + 9 træskårne plancher + IV stukne plancher + XXVIII litograferede dobbeltplancher med kranier. Orig. litograferet kartonnage med pergamentryg. ryggen lidt slidt; øverste kapitæl beskadiget.. Med dedikation fra forfatteren

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        American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

      London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1879. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Complete in 3 volumes. London. Cassell, Petter & Galpin nd Circa 1879. 8vo. Pages cv,408, adverts; vii, 495; vii,540. Rebound (c1980s) 3/4 leather with marbled papers to boards and new endpapers. Leather elaborately decorated in gilt. gilt labels to spine. 103 Chromolithograph plates engraved by Lizars. Very Good condition. Plates and contents are fine with no marks or foxing.Bindings a little stiff yet still a princely set!!

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        [Collection of novels and short stories.]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons et al.,, 1879-1903. 25 volumes, octavo (slightly varying sizes: 178 × 122 mm to 155 × 100 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles and centre tool to spines with red small morocco onlaid pieces, raised bands, marbled boards with monogram blocked to front board, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some volumes with original covers bound in. With black and white illustrations. Some mild toning to fore-edge, the occasional minor blemish, boards faded, couple of joints lightly rubbed, one volume with inscription to front blank another signed on title page, an excellent set. First editions. The collection is made up of the majority of his novels and short stories including Rudder Grange, the novel that established Stockton as one of the great humorists of his time.

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        LA NOUVLLE ATALA OU LA FILLE DE L'ESPRIT LÉGENDE INDIENNE

      Nouvelle-Orléans: Imprimerie du Propagatetr [sic] Catholique, 1879.. vii,[1],138,[2]pp. Printed rose wrappers. Spine backed with binder's tape with title hand-lettered on spine, a few finger smudges to wrappers, properly deaccessioned institutional discard, with bookplate inside front wrapper and no other markings, otherwise a very good copy of a very fragile book in half morocco folding case. First edition thus, including Lafcadio Hearn's first appearance in a book. His notice of this work from the NEW ORLEANS DAILY CITY ITEM, entitled "A Louisiana Idyl," appears in both English and French on pp. 126-33. The French translation was prepared for publication in the PROPAGATEUR CATHOLIQUE. BAL 7910. PERKINS, p.1.

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        La Guerre et la Paix. Roman historique Traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par une Russe [i.e. Princess Irina Ivanovna Paskevich]. 3 Tomes [I: Avant Tilsitt 1805-1807; II: L'invasion 1807-1812; III: Borodino. - Les Francais a Moscou - Épilogue 1812-1820].

      Paris, Hachette et Cie, [printed in St. Petersburg by Trenké and Fusnot], 1879. 4to. Bound in three nice, contemporary uniform half calf bindings with five raised bands. Gilt title- and tome-labels to spines. Corners with light wear and a few minor scratches to spines. Half-titles evenly browned, otherwise just a bit of minor scattered brownspotting. Previous owner's name (L. Zeuthen?) in contemporary hand to front free end-papers. A fine set.Lauritz Zeuthen (1854-1923) was an important Danish barrister, who was very politically active and influential.. Exceedingly rare first French translation - being the very first translation of the work into any language - of Tolstoi's magnum opus, arguably the most famous book ever written in Russian, "War and Peace". It is this translation that is responsble for establishing Tolstoi's reputation in France and for making him known to the French public. It is furthermore this translation that serves as the basis for the later translations into other languages, e.g. Clara Bell's important first English translation (1886). In the 1870'ies and early 80'ies, Tolstoi was hardly known in France, which meant that even his magnum opus was only printed in a small number of copies (presumably merely 500) and that "scarcely anyone bought it then" (Hemmings). The translation was produced in St. Petersburg by Princess Irina Paskevich; it was also printed in St. Petersburg, whereupon the 500 copies were sent to Paris, where they appered with "Paris, Librarie Hechette et Cie" on the title-pages. "[...] in France even the most significant Russian writers were known only to "the merest handful of specialists" before that time [1880]. Translations were available but they were not read: "A perfectly satisfactory translation of "War and Peace" was produced in St. Peterburg and offered for sale in Paris as early as 1879: Scarcely anyone bought it then, but six years later [in 1884 when the second French edition was published] the book was a bestseller." (Hemmings, The Russian novel in France, 1884-1914, p. 3).The translator, at the request of Turgenev, was Princess Irina Paskevitch. In spite of his then personal resentment towards Tolstoy, Turgenev was instrumental in the dissemination of the French translation; he found a French publisher for it, and he sent copies to his friends, among whom Zola, Flaubert, and Daudet."Amongst the novel's early critics was Turgenev, who had additional personal reasons to be galled by the greater success his younger contemporary seemed effortlessly to achieve. But Turgenev was at heart a modest and generous man, and by the time the French publisher Hachette brought out the first French translation of "War and Peace" in 1879 their differences had been solved. He now took every opportunity to promote Tolstoy to the French public, which was almost completely unfamiliar with his works." (Bartlett, Tolstoy: A Russian Life, p. 178).Princess Irina Paskevitch was a direct descendant of General Field Marshal Piotr Rumyantsev-Zadunaisky, Empress Catherine the Great's favourite general. Catherine the Great gave him the Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches for his outstanding victories in the war against Turkey. Princess Irina Paskevich, a patron and philanthropist, was the last owner of the estate.OCLC locates only five copies in libraries world-wide: USA: Harvard + Indiana; France: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale + Paris-Bib. Litteraire J.Doucet; Germany: Weimar, Anna Amalia."Première traduction française qui ne comprend pas la 2e partie de l'Épilogue, faite par la princesse Irène Ivanovna Paskevitch, née Vorontsov-Dachkov, et imprimée à Saint-Pétersbourg. Le feuillet de titre et la couverture portent l'adresse de la librairie Hachette, mais le verso du titre porte la mention : "Imprimerie Trenke et Fusnot". Cf. la lettre du Cte M. de Vogué aux éditeurs de la traduction française des Oeuvres par J.-W. Bienstock [ci-dessus n° 5], Appendice du t. II p. 403, et la lettre de Tourguenev à Tolstoï du 12 janvier 1880, "ibid.", t. XII, p. 479, d'après lesquelles cinq cents exemplaires de la traduction avaient été envoyés à Paris et mis en dépôt à la librairie Hachette." (From Bibliothèque Nationale)

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        The Chronicles of Barsetshire - 8 Vol's. Includes The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington & The Last Chronicle of Barset

      London : Chapman and Hall , 1879 . First Thus . VG . 8VO . The first collected edition. All title pages in all volumes are dated 1879 and refer to 8 volumes. Very handsomely bound in half green morocco, marbled boards and endpapers. Six gilt-stamped spine compartments, gilt ruling on corners and spine edges. Spines uniformly fadeed to brown, gilt still bright. Owner's bookplate in all volumes. Foxing on first few and last few pages in all volumes. Mild edgewear. An enormously attractive set.

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        Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates, 2 Volumes

      London: John Murray, 1879. Subtitle, "Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and Their Horses, by W.S.B.",( that is, her husband Wilfred Blunt.) This set is often sought after by afficiandos of Arabian horses, (there is a folding chart of Arabian thoroughbred stock) but the primary focus by Lady Anne (grandaughter of Lord Byron) is the tribes of Iraq. Pages xvii, 346 and vii, 283. 3/4 dark green calf in a fine but scuffed binding. Wear at the edges and corners. One author label on the spine is chipped. Raised bands and elaborate gilt decoration in the spine panels. Top edges gilt. Marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Inside, a bit of soiling on preliminary pages, but no foxing or browning. Protected in clear, mylar dustjackets. A scarce set in this first, British edition. Lady Anne and her poet husband were accepted and trusted by the tribal leaders, as she was living like a bedouin, riding from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf in Arab costume. See Jane Robinson, Wayward Women, who terms her a keen observer and cool, level-headed traveler. . First Edition. Illus. by Folding Color Map at the End of Volume One, with 7 Plates of Author Sketches. Vol 2, 5 More Sketches, Complete as Called for in List of plates . 8 Vo.

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        Et Dukkehjem.

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

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        Whistler v. Ruskin. Art & Art Critics

      London: Chatto & Windus [1879?]. 'Third edition'. 17 p.; 19 cm. Printed brown paper cover; below Whistler?s name & address is the date "Dec. 24, 1878." With this is bound Mr. Whistler?s 'Ten o'Clock' (a talk delivered by James McNeill Whistler in London, February 1885), published in London by Chatto & Windus in 1888. Publisher?s device on title-page and on last leaf of the first title. "The 1878 libel suit of Whistler v Ruskin, which elucidated the conflict between the newly formed aesthetic movement and the Victorian ideal of art, embodies the struggle between the establishment and a new worldview. It is yet another example of the reluctance with which the old makes way for the new. In this case, the conflict was played out on the stage of aesthetics and morality in late Victorian England. John Ruskin represented all that was essentially Victorian in both theory and virtue, whereas James Abbott McNeill Whistler illustrated what was to be the vanguard of modernity in art practice and theory." Both works are signed twice in Whistler's "butterfly" signature. They are bound together in simple full leather by Zaehnsdorf with the bookplate of George G. T. Treherne and the original wrappers bound in. A prize copy of a notorious icon of modern art theory. Stock#OB681.

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        La Guerre et la Paix - War and Peace - Voina i Mir - First French edition. Complete in 3 vols. Full title (s): La Guerre et la Paix. Roman historique, traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par une russe. Tome premier (1) : Avant Tilsitt 1805-1807. Tome deuxième (2) : L'Invasion 1807-1812. Tome troisième (3) : Borodino, Les Français à Moscou, Épilogue 1812-1820 .

      Paris: Hachette et Cie., 1879. 8vo. Bound in 3 fine contemporary uniform halfcalf with gilt titles. (4),530; (4),450; (4),468 pp. Spine (s) a bit sunned, contemporary name to endpapers, half titles darkened and some minor brownspotting here and there, but overall very well preserved set.. Attractive set of the rare first French trade edition (preceded by only 500 extremely rare copies that were printed in St. Petersburg)

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        The Turner Gallery: A Series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings from the works of the late J.M.W. Turner, R.A. The Descriptive Text by W. Cosmo Monkhouse 2 Volumes

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, n.d. [1879]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. The U.S. edition of the memorial book published the previous year in London by Virtue & Co. It is a stunning assemblage of steel engravings after Turner by many engravers who had worked with Turner and knew his style and standards first-hand. This was a popular edition and there were many later printings. Monkhouse provides a brief comment on each plate in the set on a preliminary sheet, and a tissue guard protects each plate. Bound in three quarter brown leather over brown cloth boards with gilt decorated title design to front covers. Four raised bands to spine with gilt title and volume number. Somewhat scuffed but very good. The interior pages have intermittent foxing mostly to the margins of the pages, particularly in Volume I. Some light water staining to last few plates of Volume I. Despite the foxing and water marks, the set is overall in very good condition. Unpaginated. ART/112912.

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        Report of the Annual Meeting of the California State Vinicultural Society

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

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        Further Correspondence Respecting the Affairs of South Africa

      GEORGE EYRE, LONDON 1879 - Theirs writings on the front page. Theirs a brown spots on some of the pages. The first page you will see have a colorful design. Theirs some maps that are fold. No bookplate on the book. DATE PUBLISHED: 1879 EDITION: 396 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Political Economy

      London, Macmillan and Co., , 1879. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, with New Preface and Appendices. Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine gilt. Ownership name of F. R. Cowell to half title in pencil, edges of upper board discoloured from damp, internally a bright clean copy and shows well. Second edition. Jevons's foremost contribution to the history of economic thought. "Comparatively short and lucidly written, it sharply attacked the classical theory of value of the 'Ricardo–Mill school', and offered in its place the challenging view that 'value depends entirely upon utility', asserting boldly that 'Economy, if it is to be a science at all must be a mathematical science' ... from it Jevons gained international recognition as an economic theorist" (ODNB). While he made no fundamental changes for the second edition, Jevons revised the book thoroughly and discussed criticisms of it in a new preface.

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        Nineteenth Century Sketchbook of Original Pencil Drawings of Scottish Scenes

      Unpublished, Scotland 1879 - Oblong format, with 29 original pencil sketches, dated 1879 to 1883, depicting views, architecture, and villages of Scotland. Includes *Prestwick *Margueretta + Helena Villas *Heads of Ayr *Arran *South End of Bute *Tighnabruaich *Robertson *Morton Manse-Thornhill *Miss Sophie Wilson / Mr. Caldwell / + the Rev. J. R. Wilson at Morton Manse - Thornhill *Cromarty Frith from Braham Rocks - Mr. George, Miss Macgregor, Miss Grant + "The Dot" *Bowden. Along with others. Bound in 3/4 leather and cloth, plaid endpapers, marbled page edges all around, binding tight, covers show edge and corner wear/tear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        THE TRUE AND ROMANTIC HISTORY OF WILLIAM PIGG, ESQUIRE. M. P. FOR HAM(P)SHIRE. Or life's burlesque in black and white, by the Hon. Charlotte Ellis. The poetical accompaniment by the Rev. H. A. Martin, M.A

      Kerby aand Endean. London. 1879. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10 x 7.7 inches). 80pp. Frontis and 27 full page illustrations, all within decorative border, by Catherine Ellis. A clean fresh copy. Publishers dark blue cloth with gilt and black lettering and full illustration to the front board. Spine lettered in gilt. Rear board with blind stamped double rule border and publishers device to the centre. Brown coated endpapers. Inner front hinge cracked but still firm. Overall a near fine copy. A scarce and unusual book of Satyrical political verses with all the characters being pigs and set in Ham(p)shire. Copac lists just five physical copies of this first edition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Les Frères Zemganno

      Paris: G. Charpentier, 1879. 12mo signed in sixes. (7 x 4 1/2 inches). Half-title. Contemporary dark green morocco by David, covers with triple fillet border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt centering on a stylised pomegranate tool, elaborately tooled turn- ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine inscribed copy of the limited issue of the first edition of Goncourt's novel, in an elegant contemporary Parisian binding. This is number 5 of 100 copies of the first edition printed on 'papier de Hollande'. The inscription, on the half- title, reads 'à M. Leon Rattier / Comme un gage des sympathies / amicales de l'auteur. / Edmond de Goncourt ': the recipient Léon Rattier, as well as being a bibliophile and collector of note, was also married to de Goncourt's cousin Fédora. The subsequent owner, author Louis Auchincloss, is best known for his chronicles of life amongst the patrician class of America's east coast. In contrast: the present work superficially concerns the lives of the Zemganno brothers, acrobats in France during the latter part of the 19th century. De Goncourt is said to have based his fictional brothers in part on the real-life Hanlon-Lees troupe of acrobats, but actually used the story of his fictional brothers, Nello and Gianni, to explore his own relationship with his brother Jules who had died in 1870. Edmond saw that the level of intellectual support they offered each other in their professional and personal lives was analagous to physical interdependence of the fictional acrobat brothers. Vicaire, III, 1060

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        HISTOIRE DES ROMAINS, DEPUIS LES TEMPS LES PLUS RECULES JUSQU'A L'INVASION DES BARBARES (en 7 volumes)

      Paris: LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE ET CIE, 1879 "HISTOIRE DES ROMAINS" DEPUIS LES TEMPS LES PLUS RECULES JUSQU'A L'INVASION DES BARBARES. NOUVELLE EDITION REVUE ET AUGMENTEE ET ENRICHIE D'ENVIRON 3000 GRAVURES DESSINEES D'APRES L'ANTIQUE ET DE PHOTOGRAVURES SOUS SERPENTE AVEC 100 CARTES, PLANS ET CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIES EN 7 VOLUMES (COMPLET): TOME I - DES ORIGINES A LA FIN DE LA DEUXIEME GUERRE PUNIQUE; TOME II - DE LA BATAILLE DE ZAMA AU PREMIER TRIUMVIRAT; TOME III - CESAR/ OCTAVE/ LES COMMENCEMENTS D'AUGUSTE; TOME IV - D'AUGUSTE A L'AVENEMENT D'HADRIEN; TOME V - HADRIEN/ ANTONIN/ MARC-AURELE ET LA SOCIETE ROMAINE DANS LE HAUT EMPIRE; TOME VI - DE L'AVENEMENT DE COMMODE A LA MORT DE DIOCLETIEN; TOME VII - DE L'AVENEMENT DE CONSTANTIN A LA MORT DE THEODOSE, COMMENCEMENT DE L'INVASION DES BARBARES AVEC TABLES ALPHABETIQUES DES MONNAIES ET CAMEES, CARTES ET GRAVURES, CARTES ET PLANCHES COLORIEES, HORS TEXTE ET TABLE GENERALE DES MATIERES. // BEAU TRAVAIL SUR RELIURE SOLIDE, DOS A NERFS ET CAISSONS RICHEMENT ORNE ET DORE, PLAT DE COUVERTURE MARBRE A LISERETS DORES ET COINS CUIR TOUTES LES TRANCHES DES PAGES DE TETE DOREES A L'OR FIN 18K. 700 PAGES ENVIRON PAR VOLUME - TYPOGRAPHIE LAHURE A PARIS. LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE ET CIE - 1879 - PARIS. BON ETAT DE CONSERVATION. (Reliures solides avec défauts d'usage, notamment tranches un peu défraîchies, rousseurs éparses sur pages, avec traces d'une ancienne mouillure sur tome 1, 5 et 7, avec notamment sur le tome 5 des souillures éparses sur premières pages avec habillage du 1er plat habilement restauré comme le 2ème plat du tome 6, en l'état). PHOTOS DISPONIBLES SUR DEMANDE

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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