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

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

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        Thackeray [Rare First Issue]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        John Caldigate

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

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        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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        AN EYE FOR AN EYE

      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.

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        Diary of John Evelyb, Esq., F.R.S.to 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

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        CHAPMAN'S SECTIONAL MAP OF WISCONSIN

      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.

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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.

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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).&

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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        NOUVELLES DE BANDELLO. VOLUMES 1 AND 2

      Paris: Imprimerie de Magny-en-Vexin. C. Motteroz, 1879 First French Edition of Romeo and Juliet, limited to 300 copies. Penned by the Italian author, Matteo Bandello and first published in 1554, collecting twenty-one short stories that subsequently formed the basis for many European literary works, notably, Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing. Originally translated into English in 1562, by Arthur Brook, in his poem, Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet. 16mo. Volume 1, 332 pp. Volume 2, 340 pp. Fine in original marbled paper covered boards with marbled endpapers, teg. One quarter black leather, raised bands with gilt lettering on the spine. Original green silk ribbon markers. Frontispiece portrait of Bandello, including a biography of his life. Front pastedown of both volumes bear the vintage bookplate of Redmond Conyngham, the noted Pennsylvania historian. A truly lovely set.. First Edition.

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        Album De La Comedie Francaise

      Paris: Viard, 1879. Hardcover. Good. Large folio. O.h.leather and intricate gilt designed binding. fullpage engraved portraits on chine-appliqué, facsimile of a letter of A. Dumas on blue paper. Minor wear, corners slightly bumped, gilt edges, slight foxing on a few pages. [see photo]

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        Thesaurus Syriacus collegerunt Stephanus M. Quartermere, Georgius Henricus Bernstein et al. (Syriac Dictionary)

      Oxford:: Clarendon,. Very Good+. 1879. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. An excellent copy of this first edition, published 1879 - 1901. 2 vols., original blue cloth as published, v+4515pp. with decorated, coloured head and tail-pieces inside. An impressive set weighing around 12Kg. Spines a little sunned, both inner joints cracked to volume one, lower inner joint cracked to volume two. A very clean good set. ; Syriac - Latin dictionary. Original edition of this monumental work. Zaunmüller 371, Dalby 1505 "with generous citations and quotations". ; 4520pp pages .

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        SEEK AND FIND: A DOUBLE SERIES OF SHORT STUDIES OF THE BENEDICITE

      London: SPCK, n.d. [1879].  First edition, first issue, 17 x 11.5cm (16mo), in publisher?s dark green linen w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (upper black line continues across rear cover), dark brown ep.s, 328pp. +4pp. publ. cat. (dated 22-9-79 as in Colbeck's copy) to rear.  Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford.  Binding Very Good (minor stains to covers); contents Near-Fine.  "Saturday Review" 6 Dec. 1879 p.704, Ashley IV 102, Colbeck 17, Ives A13.1a.

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        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago

      Adelaide,: Frearson and Brother, 1879.. Octavo, with six woodcuts of sketches by the author; a good copy in modern half cloth. The distinctly rare first edition of this account of Hamilton's experiences droving a herd of sheep from Port Philip to Adelaide. He settled in South Australia on his arrival in 1839, and exhibited paintings in Adelaide's first two art exhibitions. In 1864 the Adelaide Advertiser praised his accurate renderings and said his drawings of horses "have no equals in the colony". Five of his drawings were engraved for Eyre's Journals of Discovery into Central Australia and, along with his contemporary S.T. Gill, his drawings were used to illustrate the published journals of Grey. He owned his own lithographic press and made prints from his drawings which made him, according to Robert Holden, probably the first print-maker in South Australia. In 1848 Hamilton was appointed second clerk in the Colonial Treasury, and subsequently entered the police force, serving as Commissioner of Police from 1867 to 1882.

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes. Illustrated with a Coloured Figure of Each Species Drawn from Nature By A.F. Lyndon, and Numerous Engravings

      William Mackenzie, [1879], London - Pp. xxvi, 204, with 41 brightly coloured chromolithographs, 38 steel engraved headpieces, and 11 line-drawings in the text. Later binding in half green morocco and green cloth, 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped spine titles. Previous owner's small gift inscription to first blank, another previous owner's signature to second blank, small dark stain (singe?) to lower tip of first several pages, 1 plate with small pieces of archival tape to edges, else the plates are very clean and bright; 1 page with two small paper repairs to fore-edge, and 1 page with a one inch closed tear at top edge. Covers very lightly scuffed, otherwise a very good, clean bright, handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Fresh-water Fishes

      William Mackenzie [1879], Edinburgh & Dublin - xxvi, 204, 41 fine colour printed plates, 64 wood engraved vignettes. fo. HB. Rebound in cloth with gilt shelf number to foot of spine. Ex-lib.: small blind stamp to top corner of plates (no ink stamps). Plates fine and clean. ZBI 2009. Plates by A.F. Lydon and printed by Benjamin Fawcett . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Folk-Lore Journal

      Cape Town / London: Darter Brothers and Walton, Saul Solomon & Co., Printers / David Nutt, 1879-1880, 1879. 12 parts, printed bi-monthly, with original printed paper wrappers bound in. Volume 1, 1879: pp. iv, green wraps, January pp. iv, 5-17, March [iii], 20-36, with Saul Solomon, Printers; May pp. [2], [37]-67 with Darter Brothers and Walton; (covers now brown and with the addition of David Nutt, London) July [ii], [69]-97, September [iii], [99]-123; and November [iii], 126-147. Volume 2, 1880: pp. [10] - (five title-pages bound together (lacking title-page for part IV), January [1]-19; Green Wraps, March [21]-37; May [41]-51; July [53]-74; September [75]-97; November 100-116. All 12 parts bound together in half leather and cloth, gilt-stamped spine. As mentioned, lacking title-page for Vol. 2, part 4, previous owner's embossed circular stamp to front blank, and another to the volume 1 title-page, no other markings. Interior very good. Covers rubbed, corners rounded, spine strip rubbed away at the raised bands, spine ends chipped. Aside from the cover blemishes, this is still a tight, secure copy. Complete with all parts of the two volumes. Rare.l. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Book.

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        Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy

      Various: James Miller/Riverside/Seeman & Peters/Lakeside Press, 1879. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Complete set of all 12 volumes, 10 in familiar black cloth, the last two are Cullum Memorial editions published in the fashion of West Point Class Books, 1970 and 1980. Vols 1-3 all published in 1879, then each 10 years thereafter until the last edition in 1950. Vol VI has two parts, A & B. Each volume has biographical sketches of the graduates from the previous 10 years and then listing back to the beginning in 1802. Some minor cloth tears at top of spine, all bindings intact and original. Extremely rare in a complete set, seldom seen, much less offered for sale. Extra shipping costs will be necessary. The previous owner spent over 20 years assembling this set. .

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

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

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        APUNTES PARA LA HISTORIA DE LA PROVINCIA DE JAÉN: Tomo I, por. 1ª edición

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

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        Waverley Novels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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