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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.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Kirkegaards Antikvariat]
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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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        LA VALDINIEVOLE ILLUSTRATA NELLA STORIA NATURALE, CIVILE ED ECCLESIASTICA, DELL'AGRICOLTURA, DELLE INDUSTRIE E DELLE ARTI BELLE.

      Tipografia Vannini,, Pescia, 1879 - Due tomi in un volume in 8° grande legato in mezza pelle, titolo al dorso, sguardie marezzate (un exlibris incollato, oltre al nome del proprietario, riporta "Questo libro venne recuperato dalla melma dell'alluvione fiorentina nel Novembre 1966". Un viatico insolito e pregnante), antica sguardia, frontespizio con evidenti mende alluvionali ma perfettamente leggibile, XXXII, 344 pp., frontespizio della seconda parte, 372 pp. Si dia bando ai timori: il volume è fresco, quasi del tutto esente da mende, macchie o quant'altro: esse sono cogenti solo sul primo frontespizio e sulle due ultime carte d'indici della seconda parte e non inficiano minimamente la fruizione, affaticando solo un poco la lettura degli indici. Qualche sottolineatura e parecchie glosse a matita arricchiscono e non demeritano. Ottima descrizione storica, sociale, di costume del magnifico contado toscano. Rara a reperirsi, la copia presentata ha un plusvalore storico notevole ricordando la tragedia fiorentina.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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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]

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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

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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

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      London - Smith, Elder and Co, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the Works of William Thackeray. Included in these Works are: 'Vanity Fair', 'The History of Pendennis', 'The Newcomes', 'The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh', 'Memoirs of Mr. Charles Yellowplush', 'The Irish Sketch Book', 'Memoirs of Barry Lyndon', 'Catherine: A Story', 'Ballads', 'Roundabout Papers', 'Lovel the Widower; The Wolves and the Lamb; Denis Duval', 'The Four Georges', 'History of Henry Esmond', 'The Virginians', 'The Adventures of Philip', 'History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond', 'The Christmas Books of Mr M. A. Titmarsh', 'Burlesques', 'Book of Snobs'. William Makepeace Thackeray (July 1811 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. Thackeray began as a satirist and parodist, writing papers with a sneaking fondness for roguish upstarts like Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair and the title characters of The Luck of Barry Lyndon and Catherine. In his earliest works, writing under such pseudonyms as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, and George Savage Fitz-Boodle, he tended towards the savage in his attacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage, and hypocrisy. One of his earliest works, Timbuctoo (1829), contained his burlesque upon the subject set for the Cambridge Chancellor's medal for English verse, (the contest was won by Tennyson with Timbuctoo). His writing career really began with a series of satirical sketches now usually known as The Yellowplush Papers, which appeared in Fraser's Magazine beginning in 1837. Between May 1839 and February 1840, Fraser's published the work sometimes considered Thackeray's first novel, Catherine, originally intended as a satire of the Newgate school of crime fiction but ending up more as a rollicking picaresque tale in its own right. Also notable among the later novels is The History of Henry Esmond, in which Thackeray tried to write a novel in the style of the eighteenth century. In fact, the eighteenth century held a great appeal for Thackeray. Complete in Twenty Four Volumes. Numerous plates and illustrations throughout. Collated complete. Condition: In gilt half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, sound with rubbing to the boards and some wear and slight loss to the top and tail of the spine. The front board to volume I is detached and the spine has been reattached. The front hinge to Volume VIII has come loose withtape from an amateur repair to the front blank, thespine is held by the back hinge only. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with just some occasional scattered spotting. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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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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        A History of England in the Eighteenth Century

      90 - London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A leather bound set with cloth boards, gilt titles to spines and gilt fore edges. Lecky's comprehensive History of England in the Eighteenth Century, complete here in eight volumes. William Edward Hartpole Lecky, OM (26 March 183822 October 1903) was an Irish historian and publicist. Lecky devoted himself to the chief work of his life, A History of England during the Eighteenth Century, vols. i. and ii. of which appeared in 1878, and vols. vii. and viii. (completing the work) in 1890. His object was to disengage from the great mass of facts those which relate to the permanent forces of the nation, or which indicate some of the more enduring features of national life. In carrying out this task, Lecky displays many of the qualities of a great historian. The work is lucid in style, extensive in its use of source material, and, above all, impartial throughout. These qualities are particularly valuable in the chapters dealing with the history of Ireland, and in the cabinet edition of 1892, in 12 volumes (frequently reprinted), this part of the work is separated from the rest, and occupies five volumes under the title of A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached. A couple of the inner hinges are slightly strained but holding. There is some minor wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the spines and slight bumping to the top and tail of the spines on some volumes. The edges are a little rubbed and a couple of the corners are bumped. Internally the books are generally clean and bright throughout apart from some spotting to the fore edges and the occasional mild spot in the main text. There is an amoral bookplate to each front pastedown. Approximately the first 40 pages of volume I are becoming loose and are a little dog eared to the edges. Overall the books are in very good condition..

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        PORTUGAL E OS ESTRANGEIROS.

      - Obra dividida em quatro partes contendo os seguintes assumptos. 1 ? Diccionario dos escriptores estrangeiros, que escreveram obras consagradas a Portugal ou a assumptos portuguezes, com a traducção dos trechos mais notáveis dessas obras. II ? Diccionario das obras portuguezas vertidas em linguas estrangeiras. III ? Noticia dos portuguezes que no estrangeiro se distinguiram nas letras, e resenha das obras portuguezas, reimpressas nos paizes estrangeiros. IV ? Noticia das recordações e monumentos existentes em diversas partes do mundo, construidos por portuguezes ou erigidos em honra d'elles. Adornada de nove retratos. Estudos de. da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa. Livraria de A. M. Pereira. Lisboa. 1879, 1893 e 1895. 4 (de 5) volumes De 26x17 cm. Com xxi-533, 646, 703 e 383 pags. Encadernações recentes em percalina verde. Ilustrados com gravuras intercalados no texto de: Marquesa de Abrantes (francesa Laure Permon); Ferdinan Diniz (francês); Richard Henry Major (inglês); Don Antonio Romero Ortiz (espanhol); Conde de Raszynski (polaco); Vegezzi J. Ruscalla (italiano); Carl von Reinhardstoetener (alemão); Friederich Christian Diez (alemão); e Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (alemão). Exemplar com falta do 3º volume da obra. Obra com a recolha biográfica e bibliográfica dos principais autores, comentada juntamente com os excertos mais significativos das obras que os mesmos escreveram sobre Portugal. Obra de referência do Dicionário Bibliográfico de Inocêncio (V, 376 e XVI, 138): ?MANUEL BERNARDES, natural de Lisboa e nascido em 1832. Havendo se habilitado com o curso de instrução secundaria, é desde alguns anos Professor particular de línguas na cidade do Porto. No concurso a que o governo mandou proceder recentemente para o provimento das cadeiras da língua grega nos Liceus de Lisboa e Évora foi ele um dos opositores. Desde muitos anos que veio a estabelecer-se em Lisboa, continuando no exercício do magistério particular, e principalmente no ensino da língua e literatura portuguesa, do latim e do grego. Tem sido colaborador, mais ou menos assíduo, na parte literária do Jornal do Porto, do Panorama e do Jornal do Comércio, de Lisboa, onde se encontram numerosos artigos críticos, históricos, arqueológicos e bibliográficos. Com louvável curiosidade começou também Bernardes Branco a coordenar um catálogo descritivo dos manuscritos que existem na Bibl. Pública do Porto, entre os quais há muitos de valor, por serem raros e interessantes. Por inconvenientes alheios da sua vontade, e que não pôde remover, teve de sobr'estar no trabalho, chegando apenas a descrever uns trezentos e tantos códices, dos mil e duzentos que se guardam na dita Bibl. O Diccionario Bibliographico deve lhe valiosos e prestáveis serviços, na investigação e diligencia a que se deu, para obter várias noticias que dele solicitei, relativas a escritores contemporâneos, nascidos ou residentes no Porto, como por vezes nos artigos respectivos hei tido ocasião de notar. PORTUGAL E OS ESTRANGEIROS. Obra dividida em quatro partes, etc. Adornada de nove retratos. Estudos, etc. Lisboa, livraria de A. M. Pereira Editor. 1879. 8.º grande de XXI com 533 e 616 pag. e mais 1 da indicação das estampas. O sr. Bernardes Branco prosseguiu este seu trabalho, acumulando material para outros dois tomos, que submeteu á apreciação do Ministério do Reino para gozar do benefício da impressão por conta do estado; o manuscrito foi depois pelo governo enviado para a Academia Real das Ciências dar o seu parecer, o qual foi apresentado numa sessão da segunda classe, favorável ao autor? Location/localizacao: 8-9-C-3

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        Die Alpenpflanzen nach der Natur gemalt von Jos. Seboth und einer Anleitung zur Cultur der Aplenpflanzen von Joh. Petrasch

      Prag, Tempsky 1879-1884 (Bd. 4: Prag/Lpz.,Tempsky/Freytag).. kl.-8°.106; IV, 68; IV, 63; S, 3 Bll., 70 S. Mit 4 chromolithogr. Frontisp. und 401chromolithogr. Pflanzentaf. von Jos. Seboth. OLn. Einbde. m. prachtvoller Farb- und Goldprägung. Im 2. Bd. einige Taf. stockfleckig, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung. EA Nissen BBI 1826; Dreyer 686; Stafleu/C. 11.586 - Die farb. Frontisp. stellen Ansichten von 'Montblanc', 'Grossvenediger', 'Jungfrau' und 'Dachstein' dar.

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        Acts of the Parliament of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

      1879 - [South Africa]. [Cape of Good Hope]. Acts of the Parliament of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope [Sessions 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897]. Cape Town: Soul Salomon and Co. [and other publishers], 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897. Together 12 books. Folio (8-1/4" x 12-1/2"). Recent cloth, endpapers renewed. Minor tears, chips and smudges in some places, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. * The Cape Colony was established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. After occupying the colony from 1795-1803, Great Britain assumed formal control in 1806. British possession was recognized by the Anglo-Dutch treaty of 1814. A parliament was established in 1854. It existed until the colony was incorporated into the Union of South Africa in 1910. (South Africa became an independent republic in 1961.) These volumes offer valuable insight into the administration of the colony in its final decades. No complete sets and few individual volumes listed on OCLC. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:124. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FRANCK, Cesar (1822-1890). Belgian Composer.

      - Printed Score for his oratorio Les Beatitudes, inscribed and signed (?a mon vieil ami Lammoissier souvenir bien affectueux Cesar Franck?) on the title page.314pp 4to bound in red roan, the title in gilt on the spine, Paris, n.d. César Franck completed his largest cboral work, the oratorio Les Béatitudes in 1879, but it did not receive its first performance until 1891, afrer his death. Because of its massive length and the huge musical forces required for its performance, it has never fully eestablished itself in the choral repertoire.A few white specks on the front cover, but this is otherwise a very clean, fresh copy of the score.

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        Revi-Lona a Romance of Love in a Marvelous Land

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

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        Compendio del arte de la Lengua Tagala, por el Padre

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

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        The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines: Gathered from Inquiries made by Authority of South Australian Government. Edited by the Late Rev. G. Taplin, of Point Macleay. First Series

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

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

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

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        The Council Book of the Corporation of Kinsale, From 1652 to 1800

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

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        THE EUROPEANS

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

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        The Ironmonger: Universal Engineer & Metal Trades Advertiser. 1879-1903, passim

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

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        Memorie Documentate per la Storia della Rivoluzione Italiana

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

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

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

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        Histoire Des Romains - Depuis Les Temps Les Plus Recules Jusqu'a l'Invasion Des Barbares

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

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        TAKETOMI-ZO^ GAROKU

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

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        DICK SANDS

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

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        La Renaissance en France par Léon Palustre. Dessins et gravures sous la direction de Eugène Sadoux. (3 volumes)

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

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

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

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