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        Philips` Imperial Library Atlas a series of new and authentic maps,...accompanied by a valuable index of reference.

      London., George Philip & Son., 1879. 55 x 38 cms, 2 leaves with title and content, 51 double-page sheets with 51 maps, numbered 1-51. Index of 86 pp., first fly leaf with holes in lower part. marbled endpapers. Clean contents. Contemp. cloth, spine and corners calf. Spine well remade on fold. 6 raised bands. Gilt edges

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John] Paget

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

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        [Collection of Post Route Maps

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

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

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

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        Sveriges medeltid.

      Kulturhistorisk skildring. I-III. Rikt illustrerad. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1879-1903. 8:o. (2),+ IV,+ (2),+ 1025; (6),+ 984; (4),+ 1116 s. Tillsammans med: Sveriges medeltid. IV. Register. Utgivet av Sven Tunbergs genom Carl von Holten och Herman Schück. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1953. 8:o. 124 s. Samtida halvpergamentband, rikt guldornerade ryggar med röda titel- och deltiteletiketter, röda snitt (G. Hedberg). Registerbandet bundet senare men helt uniformt med de tidigare, dock annat för- och eftersättspapper och annan Hedbergetikett. Fyra volymer, lätta skrapmärken på ryggen till del ett. Del 1-3 med Mauritz Bohemans exlibris. Fin svit av det fortfarande mest genomgripande arbetet över den svenska medeltidens kulturhistoria, med det mycket användbara och ofta saknade registret

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        The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce. Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum

      London:. 1879.. 8vo. 7" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 162; Gimbel B-80; VanderPoel B532). Limited to 250 cc, this No. 78. 45, [1] pp.. Original grey printed wrappers.. Faint foxing to wrappers. A VG+ copy, and uncommon thus.. A play written for Dickens' good friend Macready circa 1838, though not performed at the time, with the story eventually being reworked by Dickens for inclusion in the 'Pic-Nic Papers,' [1841].

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        The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce. Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum

      London:. 1879.. 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 162; Gimbel B80). #172 / 250cc. Issue without plate. 45 pp of text. Binder's blanks at rear of volume.. Geen half-morocco binding by Woolstengroft, with marbled boards & eps, and original grey printed front wrapper bound-in.. Some scuffing to binding leather. A VG - VG+ copy.. A play written by Dickens', ca 1838, for his good friend Macready, though not performed at the time, with the story eventually being reworked by Dickens for inclusion in the 'Pic-Nic Papers,' [1841].

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        British fresh-water fishes. Illustrated with a coloured figure of each species drawn from nature by A.F. Lydon, and numerous engravings.

      London: William Mackenzie…, [1879].. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols., tall 4to, 370 X 270mm., titles in red & black, chromo-litho. frontis. to each vol., and 39 other chromo-litho plates, tissue guards, wood-engr. illus. in text, orig. brown decor. cloth, a.e.g., bindings sl. rubbed with a couple of scratches. The plates are fresh and free from foxing.

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        To Albert C Hunter Esq : Golden Stars Serenade. Words By F F Mansfield

      B Williams, London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1879] Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647007.

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

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

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        Historic Notices of Rotherham,Ecclesiastical, Collegiate, and Civil.

      Worksop:Robert White. 1879. . Excellent copy of the First and only edition,in publishers cloth skilfully recased preserving the original coated endpapers.Illustrated throughout with engravings,lithographs (One in colour) mounted Woodburytype photographs,folding pedigrees, geological tables and fragile manuscript facsimiles, all [Unusually] intact. A contemporary reviewin The Antiquary states " The character of the work entitles it to a much wider circulation.Only 300 copies have been struck off, of which 50 are on large paper "and concludes. "As for the book itself it would not be fair to dismiss it from notice without adding that it is in every way a noble specimen of printing, and that the paper & binding correspond in excellence with the typography which we should imagine has never been equalled yet, and certainly never surpassed in any book printed far away from the metropolis. An exceptional copy with the original prospectus bound-in and loosly inserted copy of "Rolls of the Great Court Baron of Tinsley " Further details and scans on request

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        Karta öfver Kopparbergs Län (..).

      Stockholm. Distr. P. A. Norstedt & Söner. Generalstabens Litografiska Anstalt. 1879. Folio. Original printed wrapper + 6 map sheets, each measuring 50,5 x 68 cm including margins. The sheets can be assembled to form a large wall map. Yellow printed wrapper with map title and advertisments for several maps published by P. A. Norstedt & Söner. A small paper loss, a couple of stains and some small tears and creases to the wrapper. Maps in fine condition.. A very large colour printed map of Kopparbergs Län (Dalecarlia). Engraved by Ch. Wikman. The map is based on previously existing maps of the area. Rare

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        STRENNE DEL PIO ISTITUTO DEI RACHITICI DI MILANO.

      Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" di queste importanti ?Strenne del Pio Istituto Rachitici? (ora Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini), dal 1879 (Anno I) al 1994. La loro pubblicazione venne sospesa nel 1942 (la strenna ?Antichi palazzi milanesi? era in programma, ma non fu mai editata) e riprese nel 1949. La collezione consta di 108 volumi, per lo più in bross. e in cartonato, in-8 gr. o in-8 p. (9 sono album in-4 oblungo), tutti molto ben illustrati nel t. e in tavv. f.t., in b.n. e a colori. Questa preziosa raccolta dedica ben 70 titoli a Milano e alla Lombardia; famosi sono gli album di fine Ottocento dedicati al Naviglio, alla Milano vecchia e alla Milano nuova e molto interessanti i volumi, anni ?30, relativi ai Paesaggi Lombardi. Le "Strenne" ebbero tra i collaboratori Cesare Correnti, Tullio Massarani, F.D. Guerrazzi, Luca Beltrami, Otto Cima, (Il libro delle Curiosità, 1893, contiene scritti inediti di Berchet, Correnti, Nievo, Pellico, Porta, Praga, ecc.), Alex Visconti, G. Nicodemi, G.C. Bascapè, L. Marchetti, ecc. Fra i più noti illustratori figura Giannino Grossi che decorò con le sue molteplici tavole i libri su Milano e la Lombardia. A richiesta possiamo inviare elenco dettagliato dei 108 titoli della raccolta. Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,425 che elenca tutto il pubblicato dal 1879 al 1941-42 (tranne Il Nuovo Presagio del 1883, Anno V, in-8, che noi possediamo). Solo 2 voll. (1907 e 1964) con manc. alla cop., altrimenti tutta la raccolta è ben conservata.

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        Selected Speeches and Reports on Finance and Taxation, from 1859 to 1878

      D. Appleton and Company New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1879. First. First edition. Half morocco and marbled paper covered boards. Rubbed at the extremities, and a small piece of leather peeled on the rear board, else a near fine copy. Inscribed by John Sherman to leading American banker, financier and philanthropist George F. Baker, who provided much of the initial funding for the Harvard Business School. Laid in are two Autograph Letters Signed by Sherman to Baker. The first letter, two pages, is undated and asks if Baker can provide copies of this book, then no longer available, as "I understand you have some copies taken by the Syndicate then selling U.S. Bonds." The second, a single page dated January 5, 1895, tells Baker not to send copies as Sherman intends to reprint the volume. John Sherman, the brother of William Tecumseh Sherman, was a powerful Senator from Ohio during and after the Civil War. He served as Secretary of State and also as Secretary of the Treasury where he was the principal author of the Sherman Antitrust Act. A nice association. .

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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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        AN EYE FOR AN EYE

      1879. hardcover. the very scarce American editionTrollope, Anthony. AN EYE FOR AN EYE. A Novel. 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.(Sumner & Stillman Code:11229)

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

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

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        Centuria librorum absconditorum: Being notes bio-biblio-icono-graphical and critical, on curious and uncommon books

      London, Privately Printed 1879.. Mit 11 (1 auf China aufgewalzt) Tafeln. LX, 593 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zt. 4°.

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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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        Röda Rummet. Skildringar ur Artist- och Författerlifvet. [The Red Room].

      Stockholm, (1879). Indbundet med originalt for- og bagomslag i et nydeligt samtidigt halvlæderbind med rygforgyldning. Et særdeles rent, friskt og nydeligt eksemplar. Bound with the original wrappers in a very nice contemporary half calf binding with gilt spine. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy.. Den ikke almindelige originaludgave, yderst sjælden med de originale omslag, af et af Det Moderne Gennembruds absolutte hovedværker, som ikke alene ses som startskuddet til den væsentlige litterære epoke "80'erne", men som også repræsenterer begyndelsen på den nye sproghistoriske periode "nusvensk" tillige med afslutningen på den tidligere "Nysvenske". Værket karakteriseres ofte som den første moderne svenske roman, og det er grundet dette mesterværk, at Strindberg blev kendt i hele Skandinavien. På trods af den dårlige modtagelse af værket i Sverige, blev det med det samme udråbt til et mesterværk i Danmark, hvor Strindberg herefter blev betragtet som et geni. Mellem 1879 og 1880, udkom "Röda Rummet" i fire udgaver, i ca. 6.000 eksemplarer i alt, og værket er senere blev oversat til adskillige sprog. Det første oplag er sjældent og ses meget sjældent med de originale omslag.The uncommon first edition, very rare with the original wrappers, of one of the absolute main works of the "Modern Breakthrough" in Scandinavia. The work is not only seen as the beginning of the important literary period of "The 80'ies" but is also considered the first modern Swedish novel. It is due to this masterpiece that Strindberg became famous throughout Scandinavia, and consequently Europe. In spite of the mixed reviews and severe criticism of the work in Sweden, the work was immediately considered a masterpiece by the Danes, who consequently considered Strindberg a literary genious. Between 1879 and 1880, "The Red Room" apperaed in no less that four editions, in all about 6.000 copies, and the work was later translated into several languages. The first issue is scarce and is very rarely seen with the original wrappers

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        Röda Rummet. Skildringar ur artist- och författarlifvet.

      Jos. Seligmann & C:is förlag, 1879. Originalupplaga. 360 s. Senare brunt halvklotband med ryggtitel av skinn och marmorerade pärmar. Omslag ej medbundna. Stämpel (E. Carlgren) på titelbladet.. Zetterlund, I, 11. Detta är första trycket 1879 med "doter" på näst sista raden på s. 70. (Andra trycket 1879 har "dotter".)

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

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

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        Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and others

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

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        British Fresh-water Fishes. Illustrated with a coloured figure of each Species drawn from Nature by A.F. Lydon

      London: William Mackenzie, [1879]. . First edition, folio, xxvi, 204 pp. 41 fine coloured plates and 64 wood engraved vignettes, some light foxing. Recent dark blue half calf, t.e.g., a very good copy. One of the finest illustrated Natural History books of the Victorian era, with the fishes depicted mostly in front of beautifully drawn scenery. Drawn by Lydon, the blocks were Benjamin Fawcett and the woodcuts are also of a high quality. Nissen ZB12009.

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

      London, Edinburgh and Dublin: William Mackenzie, 1879 In full red leather with blind tooling and lots of decoraive gilt tooling to both front and rear cover, edges and corner worn a little and bumped. Spine, again a little worn, raised bands lots of gilt tooling, edges bumped. Internally has had a bookplate removed to fep, some light foxing to first and last couple of pages, light browning to some of the paper edges. 204 pp. 41 Superb plates by AF Lydon. Not often seen in this its original? condition untouched by the restorer!

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        BRITISH FRESH-WATER FISHES [TWO VOLUME SET]

      London: William Mackenzie. Very Good+. 1879. Hardcover. Light rubbing to extremities. Hinges started. Very light foxing to first and last few pages; Ocre boards with center gilt design of a fisherman. Gilt lettering and decorative frame. Title page in red and black. Tissue guarded full page color illustration for every described fish plus numerous illustrations from steel engravings. Each chapter is separately paginated. Extensive description of each featured species including a wealth of quotations ranging from Greek authorities to the 19th century; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

      London, Edinburgh and Dublin: William Mackenzie, 1879 In full red leather with blind tooling and lots of decoraive gilt tooling to both front and rear cover, edges and corner worn a little and bumped. Spine, again a little worn, raised bands lots of gilt tooling, edges bumped. Internally has had a bookplate removed to fep, some light foxing to first and last couple of pages, light browning to some of the paper edges. 204 pp. 41 Superb plates by AF Lydon. Not often seen in this its original? condition untouched by the restorer!

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        Map of Polk County. Texas

      St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., 1879. AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT Paper size: 25 1/2" x 20" Lithograph Texas, without gold mines or fabulous cities, was rich with abundant and affordable pubic land, which attracted a steady stream of visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lured by the dream of land ownership or profit from land speculation, many left their homelands for the Texas wilderness. It would be difficult to find better illustrations of this migration than the county survey maps charting the boundaries of tracts and names of grantees. These early maps, contemporary with the arrival of new settlers, provide a fascinating visual history of Texas land policy and the settlement of the Lone Star State. While Texas remained a Spanish dominion, land grants were granted to Spanish subjects only. Authority to grant land rested with the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City until 1767 when the governor of the province of Texas was invested with the authority to issue grants. In 1820 Spain passed a law allowing foreigners to settle in the empire. The government of the now independent Mexico, which controlled the vast public lands of Texas, followed its colonial predecessor's example and in the proceeding years thousands of Anglo Americans undertook the arduous journey across the continent to take advantage of the opportunity to become Texas landowners. Large land grants were also awarded to colony leaders called empresarios, the most famous of whom are probably Moses and his son Stephen Austin. With no central land office, each colony appointed a land commissioner to issue titles to settlers. In 1830 the Mexican congress outlawed further immigration from the United States, sparking the Texas Revolution in the fall of 1835. Upon the establishment of the new Republic in 1836, Texas secured ownership of more than 200 million acres of public land. The Republic of Texas continued the land policies of Spain and Mexico and under its constitution awarded first-class headright to land to all single men and heads of families residing in Texas on March 2, 1836. The first congress of the Republic also established a General Land Office and during the years of independence a total of 36,876,492 acres was parceled out. The pioneers who settled this land helped defend Texan borders from both Indians and Mexico, the latter of which was eager to regain its lands. They also provided valuable tax revenue for the new nation. Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the Union in 1845. With the exception of the thirteen colonies, it is unique among the states because, upon its admittance, it retained its public lands thus providing for its economic strength and success. The new state used some of this land to settle its debts and make public improvements. Under the terms of the Compromise of 1850, Texas ceded its claim to 67 million acres of land to the west and northwest of its current boundaries in exchange for a payment of $10 million. After the settlement of its $7.75 million of debt, Texas used the remainder of the payment to establish a permanent school fund, build a new capitol and governor's mansion, and create a hospital for the mentally ill. The settlement of this public land remained an important part of state policy. Many of the Spanish community property and homestead laws were retained through the era of Mexican rule and the republican period and remained in practice after Texas became a state. Among these, property was exempt from forced sale and land grants extended only as far as the riverbank and not to the middle of the stream, as dictated by Anglo-Saxon common law. The government retained ownership of the streambed and water flowing through it. Most importantly for Texas, Spanish law he. Book.

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        Map Of Menard County, Texas. Lithographed By August Gast & Co

      St. Louis: New Process, 1879. Lithographed map (backed and reconsolidated on archival tissue) overall sheet size: 45.4 x 61 cm. Blank margins chipped with moderate losses, numerous minor losses in image area, fair copy only of a rare map. First edition. Day, p. 98. The area appears well developed west of Menardville, along the north bank of the San Saba River, where the numerous lots extending to the Crockett County line give an example of unusual long lot development in Texas. Numerous lots, especially in the northern and southern extremities of the county, belong to railroads.. First Edition. Book.

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        Map of Van Zandt Co. Texas

      St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., 1879. AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT Lithograph Paper size: 20" x 21" Lithograph Texas, without gold mines or fabulous cities, was rich with abundant and affordable pubic land, which attracted a steady stream of visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lured by the dream of land ownership or profit from land speculation, many left their homelands for the Texas wilderness. It would be difficult to find better illustrations of this migration than the county survey maps charting the boundaries of tracts and names of grantees. These early maps, contemporary with the arrival of new settlers, provide a fascinating visual history of Texas land policy and the settlement of the Lone Star State. While Texas remained a Spanish dominion, land grants were granted to Spanish subjects only. Authority to grant land rested with the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City until 1767 when the governor of the province of Texas was invested with the authority to issue grants. In 1820 Spain passed a law allowing foreigners to settle in the empire. The government of the now independent Mexico, which controlled the vast public lands of Texas, followed its colonial predecessor's example and in the proceeding years thousands of Anglo Americans undertook the arduous journey across the continent to take advantage of the opportunity to become Texas landowners. Large land grants were also awarded to colony leaders called empresarios, the most famous of whom are probably Moses and his son Stephen Austin. With no central land office, each colony appointed a land commissioner to issue titles to settlers. In 1830 the Mexican congress outlawed further immigration from the United States, sparking the Texas Revolution in the fall of 1835. Upon the establishment of the new Republic in 1836, Texas secured ownership of more than 200 million acres of public land. The Republic of Texas continued the land policies of Spain and Mexico and under its constitution awarded first-class headright to land to all single men and heads of families residing in Texas on March 2, 1836. The first congress of the Republic also established a General Land Office and during the years of independence a total of 36,876,492 acres was parceled out. The pioneers who settled this land helped defend Texan borders from both Indians and Mexico, the latter of which was eager to regain its lands. They also provided valuable tax revenue for the new nation. Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the Union in 1845. With the exception of the thirteen colonies, it is unique among the states because, upon its admittance, it retained its public lands thus providing for its economic strength and success. The new state used some of this land to settle its debts and make public improvements. Under the terms of the Compromise of 1850, Texas ceded its claim to 67 million acres of land to the west and northwest of its current boundaries in exchange for a payment of $10 million. After the settlement of its $7.75 million of debt, Texas used the remainder of the payment to establish a permanent school fund, build a new capitol and governor's mansion, and create a hospital for the mentally ill. The settlement of this public land remained an important part of state policy. Many of the Spanish community property and homestead laws were retained through the era of Mexican rule and the republican period and remained in practice after Texas became a state. Among these, property was exempt from forced sale and land grants extended only as far as the riverbank and not to the middle of the stream, as dictated by An. Book.

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        Coahuila y Texas en la Epoca Colonial

      xii+751 pages with color frontispiece, maps (some foldout), plates (some in color), diagrams, and illustrations. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7") bound in original wrappers. Inscribed by the author. (Howes 382) Limited to 1000 copies.Vito Alessio Robles was born on August 14th of 1879 in Saltillo , Coahuila , son of Dominic Alessio and Cristina Robles. There he studied at the Ateneo Fuente. He graduated as an engineer at the Military College of Mexico City. In 1910 , a lieutenant colonel in the Federal Army under the command of Colonel Samuel Garcia Cuellar, fought Madero in the Battle of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Before he had taken up arms against the Yaquis. Under Madero, he served as Inspector General of Police, Public Works and deputy military attache in Rome. n 1913 he returned to Italy as a result of the fall of Madero. Under the Victoriano Huerta presidency, he was arrested and detained and imprisoned. Following this he joined the Constitutionalist ranks, first operated in San Luis Potosi under the command of General Alberto Carrera Torres and then was sent north with Francisco Villa. At the onset of division of the revolutionary leaders in the Convention of Aguascalientes, he remained with the convention, and was a delegate and became secretary. He held the governorship of the Federal District during the presidency of Roque Gonzalez Garza, allowing its inhabitants to bear arms. After 1920 he held a deputation by the Federal District and a senate of Coahuila . In 1925 and 1926 had moved in diplomatic circles as a minister of Mexico in Sweden. As Chairman of the National Anti Party fought against Plutarco Elias Calles and Alvaro Obregon. He ran for governor of Coahuila in 1929 and in that same year he was banished from the country, finding acceptance in Austin, Texas, where he devoted himself to historical research. Vito Alessio Robles also excelled as a great journalist, was director of the Heraldo de Mexico and The Democrat and contributor to El Universal, Excelsior and La Prensa, among others, under the pseudonyms "Tobias O. Soler? and ?Pingüino Macho?. Condition:Still has the original onion skin wrapper. Inscribed on half title, slight stain to head and tail of spine else a very good to fine copy.

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        Shropshire Word-Book, A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, etc., Used in the County

      London: Trübner, 1879. Quarto. civ, 534pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece map in red and black, defining Shropshire County. This British linguistic text conceals a large, bright fore-edge painting underneath its gilt edge, depicting eighteenth-century views of New York and Philadelphia harbors. The scenes are framed inside two oval vignettes, depicting bustling seaports with ships in the foreground and the cities in the distance. The ships’ flags flutter in the breeze, including one large bark flying a red-white-and-blue French flag. Both vignettes are set on a red background, with floral devices in the spaces between them and in each corner. In his new reference work on fore-edge painting, Jeff Weber identifies the painter of this edge as the Dover Painter, and he notes that this oval treatment “is the only time I have seen this treatment by this artist.” This book was also illustrated in Weber’s grandfather’s book. At the time, the elder Weber suggested that fore-edge paintings of American scenes by London artists, such as this example, were likely intended for an audience of American travelers and collectors who purchased their fine books abroad. Bound by Proudfoot in red morocco with gilt and blind-stamped borders to both covers, gilt dentelles, and a richly gilt spine. Bookplates of Dorothy Shea and Edward Collett, and from the collection of Estelle Doheny. Extremities rubbed and corners bumped, else fine.

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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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        Signatures of all the United States Senators, 1952 - 1953, plus additional senatorial signatures to 1958; 82nd-85th congress

      Paperback. Very Good. 5 folio sheets (15.2 x 10.7 inches), all handwritten, with 3 TLS and a signed printed broadside, by Harry Hood Byrd, the folio sheets bearing signatures and sentiments to Edward Charity Martin (1879-1967), a politician from Waynesburg, PA, who was elected Governor of PA in 1943 and served until 1946 when he was elected to the Senate as a Republican and served there till 1958 when he retired; he wasa a seasoned collector of autographs and assembled a great collection which was auctioned off over a period of years in Western Pennsylvania small auction houses. Titled in his hand, The United States Senate, 82nd Congress, Second Session, June 1952" it features the signatures of JOHN F. KENNEDY (unfortunately the pen was running out of ink, so Kennedy's signature is not the boldest), LYNDON JOHNSON, RICHARD NIXON; the list begins: Alben W. Barkley, Kenneth McKellar, Ernest W. McFarland, Styles Bridges, [unreadable], Henry Dworshak, Francis Case, Everett Dirksen, John Marshall Butler, Wallace Bennett, Robert Taft, Arthur U. Watkins, Milton R.Young, Allen J. Ellender, James E. Murray, Herbert H. Lehman, William Benton, Spessard L. Holland, James O. Eastland, Lester C. Hunt, Clyde R. Hoey, Howard Alexander Smith (?), Walter F. George, John C. Stennis, Leverett Saltonstall, Owen Brewster, Alexander Wiley, Hebert R. O'Conor, Guy Cordon, Guy M. Gillette, Joseph C. O'Mahoney, Olin D. Johnston, Russell B. Long, Karl E. Mundt, Zales N. Ecton, A. Willis Robertson, [unreadable], Harry Hood Byrd, Carl Hayden, Tom Connally, Joe McCarthy, Warren Magnuson, Thomas C. Hennings Jr., Harley M. Kilgore, Margaret Chase Smith, Richard B. Russell, Estes Kefauver, William Langer, Dennis Chavez, Frank Carlson, Robert Kerr, Brien McMahon, Hugh Butler, Herman Welker, Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Edward John Thye, Harry P. Cain, Homer Ferguson, George Aiken, HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, J. W. Fulbright, Earle Clements, John O. Pastore, Thomas R. Underwood, J. Allen Frear Jr., Willis Smith, Pat McCarran, James P. Kem, H. Alexander Smith, John W. Bricker, Andrew F. Schoeppel, Irving Ives, Wayne Morse, George W. Malone, RICHARD NIXON ("Dick Nixon, U.S.S. California, June 26, 1952, to a fine friend and a great legislator"), John McClellan, Theodore F. Green, Almer Monroney, George Smathers, Paul Douglas, Burnet R. Maybank, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, William E. Jenner, Homer E. Capehart, John Sparkman, Blair Moody, Edwin Johnson, Ralph Flanders, John J. Williams, Fred A. Seaton, J. Lister Hill ..... Sheet titled U. S. SENATE 1953: Frderick G. Payne, Dwight Griswold, ALBERT GORE, Prescott bush, John Herman Cooper, William A. Purtell, Henry Jackman, Mike Mansfield, Stuart Symington, Frank Barrett, Thomas H. Kuchel, BARRY GOLDWATER, Charles E. Potter, JOHN F. KENNEDY (faded signature, with the following note by JFK: Massachusetts - with my highest regards to Senator Martin, March 1953), Alton A. Lennon, Robert W. Upton [Reverse side of this sheet has signatures from 1954-57]: Eva Bowring, Sam Ervin, Edward D. Crippa, Samuel W. Reynolds, Ernest Brown, Hazel H. Abel, Norris Cotton, Charles E. Daniel, Roman L. Hruska, Gordon Allott, Alan Bible, W. Kerr Scott, STROM THURMOND, Patrick V. McNamara, Richard L. Neuberger, Thomas E. Martin, George H. Bender, Carl T. Curtis, Clifford P. Case, William R. Laird IIII, Thomas A. Wofford, Robert Humphreys, Frank Lausche, Herman Talmadge, William A. Blakley, Frank Church. FINAL SHEET OF SIGNATURES FROM 1957-1958: Thruston B. Morton, [unreadable], Chapman Revercomb, Joseph S. Clark, John Sherman Cooper, John A. Carroll, Ralph Yarborough, William Proxmire, John D. Hoblitzell Jr., B. Everett Jordan, also 3 TLS (with some glue marks to left sides) by Clinton Anderson, Charles W. Tobey, and Henry Cabot Lodge; and a broadside signed by Harry Hood Byrd "The Test of My Vote in the Senate..." (1951) also with glue marks to left side.

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        Daisy Miller: A Study; An International Episode; Four Meetings [Two Volumes]

      Published by Macmillan & Co. London First UK Edition 1879. Two Volumes. Recently rebound in half dark chocolate morocco, raised bands, gilt decorations and twin labels to each spine, marble paper boards, biscuit end papers. 8vo 7½'' x 5½'' 271; 263, 40 [pp] catalogue dated November 1878. The two first tales contained in these volumes originally appeared in the Cornhill Magazine, the other is republished from Scribner's Monthly. 1 of 250 copies Edel & Laurence A8b. Insignificant circular Chelsea Public Library stamp to each copyright page and the last page of text. In very near Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Discorsi sopra la prima deca di tito livio. firenze, barbera, 1879.

      Pp. (4) 798. Con antiporta figurata. Insieme a: METASTASIO P. Drammi scelti. Firenze, Barbera, 1887. Due volumi di pp. lxv, 586 (2); 624 (2). Ritratto inciso al primo volume. Insieme a: GUERRAZZI F.D. Isabella Orsini. Firenze, Barbera, 1888. Pp. 610 (2). Antiporta figurata. Insieme a: D'AZEGLIO MASSIMO. Ettore Fieramosca o la disfida di Barletta. Firenze, Barbera, 1885. Pp. 574 (2). Bell'insieme di 5 volumi di cm. 16, in elegante legatura coeva uniforme in piena pergamena, dorsi a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Piatti inquadrati da filetti e tagli dorati. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Discours parlementaires de M. Thiers (publiés par M. Calmon)

      Paris: Calman Lévy. ( IN FRENCH ) Livres publiés entre 1879 et 1883 en 15 volumes (manque le Tome 16 des Tables). Couvertures rigides postérieures à la publication avec dos de cuir (5 nervures), plats de papier marbré à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur et tranche supérieure dorée. Le papier est souple et sans rousseurs. Légère usure sur la couverture ainsi qu'aux bords et coins. Quelques égratignures sur le cuir du dos. Livres propres, solides et en bon état. (Article surdimensionné de 21 kg. Prévoir un supplément pour les frais de port ou s'enquérir auprès du librairie pour connaître les frais postaux exacts au cas par cas.). Rigide. Bon. 8vo.

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        Hedda Gabler [with] Et Dukkenhjem (A Doll's House) [with] Nar Vi Dode Vagner ( When We Dead Awaken) [with] Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder) [with] John Gabriel Borkman

      1879-1899. first edition. The Father of Modern DramaFirst Editions of Printing and the Mind of Man VolumesIBSEN, Henrik. [Five first editions in original cloth]: Hedda Gabler; Et Dukkenhjem (A Doll's House); Nar Vi Dode Vagner (When We Dead Awaken); Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder); John Gabriel Borkman. Kobenhavn: Gyyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, 1879-1899. First editions, in the original Danish. Five small octavo volumes (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 in; 172 x 111 mm). Each in the publisher's original and splendid cloth trade binding (with publisher's blindstamp to lower board as called-for), all, with the exception of Et Dukkenhjem, of uniform design with color variations. Bookplate of Hans Thorsen to Hedda Gabler. A near fine collection.Hedda Gabler (1890); Et Dukkenhjem (A Doll's House, 1879); Nar Vi Dode Vagner (When We Dead Awaken, 1899); Bygmester Solness (The Master Builder, 1896); John Gabriel Borkman (1892).Hedda Gabler et al are considered to be amongst the most important plays and and Ibsen the most influential playwright since Shakespeare."It is virtually impossible to select any one play as 'typical' of Ibsen's outlook....to choose between his attacks on social corruption...and his critical studies of the subjection of women, such as 'A Doll's House' (1879) or 'The Wild Duck (1887) is not easy. Hedda Gabler has been selected here as possibly his most frequently performed play in the modern theater... Ibsen's influence on the whole course of modern drama may be indicated by the inclusion of his plays in the repertoire of every avant-garde theater of his day... Ibsen's revolutionary technique has now become firmly established... As to the social message of his plays, it should be remembered that his purpose was analytic not didactic. He was concerned with the exploration of social problems rather than with moral preaching" (Printing and the Mind of Man).Printing and the Mind of Man 375 (Hedda Gabler, etc).

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        Autograph Letter Signed to her Publisher

      1879. hardcover. ["Eliot, George."] Autograph Letter Signed ("M. E. Lewes"-- Marian Evans Lewes) to Mr. [Joseph] Langford [of her publisher Blackwood]. Two pages, written in purple ink on mourning stationery printed with "The Priory | 21 North Bank | Regent&#39;s Park." Dated December 17, 1879. <p>This two-page letter, to the London manager of the publishing house of William Blackwood of Edinburgh, reads:</p> <p><?ms_indent>Dear Mr. Langford</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>I think there is no harm in allowing the said drawings to appear, since you think that they show talent. But <u>I</u> must have no responsibility in the matter. They must be understood to be quite apart from my book in a material sense. And therefore I must not see them. The word "illustrations" must be avoided. "Heads from T. S." -- or some such title would be allowable, but not "Heads <u>illustrating</u>" -- which might be the reverse of true. Will you kindly answer Mr. Ledebour in this sense?</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>I shall be very happy to see you any day after 4:30. From thence to 7 o&#39;clock I am at present invariably at home.</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>Believe me</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>Yours very sincerely</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>MELewes</?ms_indent></p> <p>George Eliot&#39;s last book, IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH, had come out earlier in 1879; a work of fiction, it is a series of eighteen character studies or "impressions" on the arts, literature, and society in general. Though the "impressions" are the author&#39;s she presents them as if by a scholar who remains unnamed ("Theophrastus" was a disciple of Aristotle) -- whose own eccentric character is revealed by his observations.</p> <p>The book was not illustrated. Clearly, an illustrator named Ledebour (perhaps a son or daughter of the famous German botanical illustrator C. F. von Ledebour) had just contacted Blackwood&#39;s, asking permission to develop a suite of illustrations referring to the characters in the book (such a thing had been done earlier, for example with characters in Dickens&#39;s novels, in fact using the phrase "Heads from..."). Langford, at Blackwood&#39;s, put the question to the author, and this is her reply. Clearly this is a devastatingly lukewarm endorsement of the idea; in any event, no such group of "heads" was ever published.</p> <p>This letter shows "George Eliot" very much in charge of the publication of her book, just a year after the death of her long-time common-law husband George Henry Lewes (the reason they did not marry was that he was married to someone else; his death is the reason for the mourning stationery). In May 1880 she would marry John Cross (twenty years younger than she), her first legal marriage, but in December of that year -- twelve months after writing this letter -- she died. (She was not buried in Poet&#39;s Corner of Westminster Abbey due to her "irregular" relationship with Lewes; however, in 1980, on the centenary of her death, a memorial stone was at last placed there.)</p> <p>The letter is in fine condition (once folded). It is published in THE GEORGE ELIOT LETTERS, edited by Gordon Haight, vii p. 229.</p> SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES (Sumner & Stillman Code:12128)

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Crowley & McGlashan Truckee, California: Crowley & McGlashan, (1879). First edition. Spine a little rubbed, corners slightly bent, else a very attractive copy. Octavo.original brown cloth decoratively stamped in blind with gilt lettered spine McGlashan was born in Wisconsin and was only two years old when his family came to California, making him a contemporary in age and experience with the younger children in the Donner party. He settled in Truckee, California, in 1871 where he became an attorney, a publisher, writer and an inventor. His book was by far the most informed account of its time of the Donner Party. It was the first serious attempt to consult authorative sources, weigh evidence, collect detached episodes into an organized whole, and extend the story of the Donner Party from a sensational incident to an important chapter in California history [Howes M102. Zamorano Eighty #53. Graff 2610. Cowan p. 406].

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        British Fresh Water Fishes. Illustrated with a coloured Figure of each Species drawn from Nature by A.F.Lydon and numerous Engravings.

      London / Edinburgh and Dublin, William Mackenzie, (1879). Folio. XXVI, 204 pages with 41 stunning full-page lithographs in colour. Original half leather with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with some signs of external wear. Rubbing to the binding. Part of upper hinge damaged. [Freeman 1782 / Nissen ZBI 2009 / Wood page 391] The coloured, chromolithographic plates of the fish and the facing, picturesque Vignettes are as follows: 1 - Perch / 2 - Ruffe and Miller's Thumb (Vignette: On the Avon, Strensham Reach) / 3 - Sticklebacks (Vignette: Easdale, Grasmere) / 4 - Carp (Vignette: On the Brathay) / 5 - Crucian Carp and Prussian Carp (Vignette: Breddgelert, North Wales) / 6. Golden and Bronze Carp (Vignette: On the Avon) / 7. Gudgeon and Barbel (Vignette: On the Thames) / 8. Roach (Vignette: On the Hodder) / 9. Chub (Vignette: On the Lea) / 10. Graining and Dace (Vignette: Pont Aberglaslyn, North Wales) / 11. Azurine, Dobule and Rudd, or Red-Eye (Vignette: On the Dart) / 12. Tench (On the Thames) / 13. Golden Tench / 14. Common Bream (Vignette: Rydal Water) / 15. Pomeranian Bream and White Bream or Breamflat (Vignette: On the Thames, near Eton) / 16. Spined Loach, Minnow, Loach and Bleak (Vignette: On the Derwent) / 17. Allis Shad and Twaite Shad (Vignette: On the Wye) / 18. Pike (Vignette: On the Doon) / 19. Salmon (Male) (Vignette: On the Tweed) / 20. Salmon Trout (On the Dee, Scotland) / 21. Salmon Trout (Var) / 22. Sewen (Vignette: River Scene, Aberglaslyn) / 23. Bull Trout (Vignette: River Scene, Langdale) /24. Galway Sea Trout (Vignette: On the Dargle) / 25. Short-Headed Salmon (On the Devon, Scotland) / 26. Common Trout (On the Trout Stream - Driffield) / 27. Black-Finned Trout (On the Llugwy, North Wales) / 28. Grilled, or Young Salmon / 29. Lochleven Trout (Vignette: Loch Katrine - Ellen's Isle) / 30. Gillaroo Trout (Vignette: Loch Awe) / 31. Great Lake Trout (Vignette: Pass of Leny) / 32. Windermere Charr, Cole's Charr and Gray's Charr (Vignette: Windermere) / 33. Torgoch and Alpine Charr (Vignette: River Scene ar Pont-y-Cyffing)/ 34. Loch Killin Charr (On the Wye) / 35. Vendace, Gwyniad and Grayling (Vignette: On the Dart, Lover's Leap)/ 36. Pollan and Powan (Vignette: The Wye, from Goodrich Castle) / 37. Young Trout, Salmon Parr and Smelt (Vignette: At Cleeve, on the Thames) / 38. Burbot, Eel-Pout (On the Wharpe) / 39. Sturgeon (On the Dee) / 40. Sharp-Nosed Eel and Broad-Nosed Eel (Vignette: Eel Bucks on the Thames) / 41. Sea-Lamprey, Lampern, Planer's Lamprey and Pride (Vignette: At Scalby Mill, near Scarborough) /

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        Histoire des Romains depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'a L'Invasion des Barbares. Nouvelle Édition, revue, augmentée et enrichie D'Environ 2500 Gravures dessinées d'apres L'Antique et de 100 Cartes ou Plans. 7 Vols.

      Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1879-85. 4to. Bound in 7 orig. full calf, spine and covers luxurious pictorial gilt. All edges gilt. Profusely illustrated with chromolithographed and woodengraved plates, textillustr. and maps. Fine and clean

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

      Librairie Hachette. 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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        Sveriges medeltid.

      Kulturhistorisk skildring. Del I-III. P. A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag, Stockholm 1879-1903. Del I i tre volymer. [2],iii,[3],317,[1] + iv,321-712 + iv,713-1025,[1] sidor. Del II i tre volymer. [4],222 + [4],223-609,[1] + [6],613-984 sidor. Del III i två volymer. [4],524 + [4],525-1116 sidor. Rikt illustrerade. Samtida fina ljusbruna halvfranska band med fem upphöjda bind, rik förgylld dekorativ ryggdekor, röda titeletiketter samt röda snitt. Något skavda ryggar. [25x17 cm]. Del IV som utkom 1953 saknas i denna fina svit. Åtta robusta volymer med ren och fin inlaga.. På dryga tretusen sidor beskriver Hildebrand medeltiden så som den tedde sig på landsbygden och i städerna. Han ger en bild av näringar och samfärdsel. Han skildrar kungamakten och stormännens liv, krigsväsendet och kyrkan. Verket behandlar landabygden och städerna. Hans Hildebrand var en av den svenska lärdomshistoriens giganter, närmast jämförbar med Henrik Schück inom litteraturhistorien. Han hade en unik bredd i sitt vetande och var väl förtrogen med både litterära urkunder och internationell litteratur i ämnet. Hildebrand tillhörde en generation forskare som vågade ställa hypoteser och dra slutsatser. Kanske var slutsatserna inte alltid så väl underbyggda, men de bidrog till att föra forskningen vidare. En forskare som Hildebrand hade också den stilistiska förmågan att göra sin framställning levande

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