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

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

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        British Fresh-water Fishes

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

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        Folk-Lore Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Waverley Novels

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

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        Washington Territory

      Julius Bien & Co., New York 1879 - Photo lithograph with outline color. Department of the Interior. General Land Office. J. A. Williamson, Commissioner. Compiled from the official Records of the General Land Office and other sources. C. Roeser, Principal Draughtsman. Photo lith & print by Julius Bien 16 & 18 Park Place NY. Sheet size: 26 x 33". Inventory#: p635pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        A Manual of the Geology of India. Chiefly Compiled from the Observations of the Geological Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Original cartoon: "Consolation for the Sick / Both Kinds", ink on paper, signed "Tho Worth/N. Y./1879"

      New York 1879 New York, 1879. 7 x 10 inches. The caption, under two contrasting bedside scenes: "Mr. Croaker-friend of the sick man-tells him he thinks he don't look near so well as he did & advises him to be in time in case he wants anything done as he will take a melancholy pleasure in aiding him. Mr. Merryweather-also a friend-full of animal spirits, great joker, reads humorous stories, makes facetious remarks, compliments sick friend on his looks, makes him laugh, etc, etc.". Near fine. Peters, Currier & Ives, I, p. 70 et seq . Thomas Worth (1834- 1917), "Uncle Tommy" as he was known to all his acquaintances and friends, sold his first comic sketch to Nathaniel Currier in 1855; he was to become one of the most popular of Currier & Ives's artists. He specialized in comic and caricature work--one of his "Darktown Comics" lithographs sold 73,000 copies--but also did racing and sporting scenes, as well as other subjects. In addition, he illustrated Dickens's Old Curiosity Shop, and contributed to "Judge" and other periodicals. He was a careful craftsman, often revising his work until he had achieved the best possible effect, and was noted for his enormous personal charm

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        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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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La ManchaÖ

      Edinburgh,: William Paterson, 1879.. Four volumes, large octavo, 37 engravings including 4 frontispieces, some mild off-setting, very good; handsomely bound in half crushed morocco with marbled boards, spine with raised bands, ornately gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine set of Cervantes' masterpiece originally translated from Spanish by P.A. Motteux in 1705. This set includes a Life of Cervantes.This edition is known for its collection of 37 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), a French illustrator born in Bank-de-Gier, also known for his works for Gulliver's Travels. As his work for Don Quixote demonstrates, Lalauze was known primarily for his genre scenes. "It was in France that the [late nineteenth century] revival of etching was the most fruitful. Adolphe Lalauze... is among the most prominent of the etchers who must be remembered for their illustrated books. Also in France, there developed the custom of issuing Èditions de luxe for limited circulation with sets of etched illustrations in two or more states". (Harthan, The History of the Illustrated Book, p. 228).A crisp set in a handsome binding.

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        Autograph letter signed, to George Campbell of Duntroon

      Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire,, 1879.. 4 pp., black bordered notepaper with crest; in fine condition. An attractive autograph letter from the explorer and governor of South Australia, Edward John Eyre, to 'Campbell' - evidently the pastoralist George Campbell.Eyre had first met George's father Robert Campbell as early as 1834 when he overlanded a great deal of stock for the prominent grazier. The connection between the two men continued when Eyre set off on his 1837 overland expedition to South Australia from Campbell's property at Limestone Plains (Duntroon). Robert Campbell died in 1846, and his property was divided up between his six surviving children.George was visiting England in 1879, and Eyre wrote him this lengthy note inviting him to visit them at The Grange. Written in Eyre's old age, at a time when he had retired to England after the furore surrounding his governorship of Jamaica, this letter shows him apparently enjoying his retirement, and commenting that 'It will be a great pleasure to meet you again and have a talk over old times'.In his note Eyre also comments on having recently heard from another of the Campbell boys, Charles, who had been chaperoning his son Harry around Sydney and the 1879 Exhibition before the latter sailed for Fiji.

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      Philadelphia. January 25, 1879.. [1]p. autograph letter, signed, on a folded sheet. With accompanying envelope, addressed in Eakins' hand. Old folds. Fine. A very nice - and very rare - example of an autograph letter, signed, from the great American artist, Thomas Eakins. Though brief, the letter contains interesting content and associations, discussing the hoped for exhibition of a now lost Eakins watercolor as well as a work by his then- student and future wife. Eakins letters are very, very rare on the market. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was one of the most important and innovative American artists, distinguishing himself greatly as a painter, as a teacher, and as a photographer. The present letter is written from Eakins to James D. Smillie (1833-1909), a noted landscape painter, etcher, and lithographer. Smillie, whose father was a respected engraver, is remembered for his illustrations in the Emory report on the Mexican Boundary Survey and for his landscape painting, which featured the Sierras and the Adirondacks (some of which were used in William Cullen Bryant's PICTURESQUE AMERICA). In the 1880s, Smillie became a prominent printmaker. The text of the letter reads: "Mr. James D. Smillie. Dear Sir, I send you for your illustrated catalogue a sketch of my water color 'A Quiet Moment.' I asked my pupil Miss Macdowell to make a sketch of her water color 'Waiting for her Money.' I hope you will insert them both and oblige yours truly Thomas Eakins." Thomas Eakins' student, Susan Hannah MacDowell, would become his wife in 1884. She studied art with Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy for six years, and was a talented painter, winning prizes from the Academy for her art. She was also a significant collaborator with Eakins on his photographic work, and was the subject of important Eakins portraits. The sketch of his own work (neither sketch is included with this letter) that Eakins is sending Smillie is of "A Quiet Moment," a watercolor which is now lost. Apparently Eakins was asking Smillie to include his sketch and that of Miss MacDowell in a forthcoming exhibition hosted by the American Watercolor Society, of which Smillie was the president. Auction records for the past thirty years list only three clipped Eakins signatures, and no letters. A rare opportunity to acquire a Thomas Eakins letter.

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Truckee, California: Crowley & McGlashan, (1879). First edition. Spine a little rubbed, corners slightly bent, else a very attractive copy. Octavo.

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        Las Hadas del Mar. Cuentos de Mágia. Tomo I and II (Volume I and II)

      Barcelona.: Celestino Verdaguer.. 1879.. TWO VOLUMES. 61 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, all edges gilt, 480pp+478pp, index at rear of each volume, 11 1/4 x 8 inches, decorative embossed red cloth covered boards with decorative gilt spine (hardbound). Covers lightly soiled; some tissue guards badly torn, tissue adhering to some plates, foxing to first and last few pages of each volume and sporadically through the text, scattered foxing to plates (mainly outside image area of the plates) but the plates are rich and bright. Still overall in very good condition. Stories of sea fairies and tales of magic written by José Feliu y Codina with beautiful and richly colored chromolithographic illustrations by Mr. J. Simon. Feliú y Codina was a playwright known for naturalistic regional dramas as well as for authoring opera librettos. His early works were in Catalan but his reputation was made with dramas and other literary works written in Spanish. Text in Spanish. .

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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

      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 terra-cotta 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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        Roderick Hudson

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1879. By Henry James, Jr. In three volumes. Revised edition. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue-green fine-bead-grain cloth, double-rule border and curved-edge panel in black on front cover and in blind on rear cover, lettering and publisher's device in gilt and decorative rules at top and bottom in black on spines, brown-coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Parry's Public Library, Liverpool, labels to front pastedowns. Publisher's adverts dated May 1879 at end of vol. I. Spines slightly rolled, some skilful repair to inner hinges, a very good copy. First English edition of James's début novel, published 11 June 1879, in an edition of 500 copies. James began the first novel he would acknowledge in Florence in spring 1874. It was serialized in Howells's Atlantic, then published in book form at Boston, November 1875, in an edition of 1,500 copies. It was thoroughly revised by James (removing, among other things, the chapter-titles, an experiment not to be repeated by him) after his move to London. The three volume London edition is rare.

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      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 fine condition, with essentially no wear or soil at all. Supino 7.6.0; Edel & Laurence A7b; Blanck 10537.

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        The Times 1885

      ONT>October to December, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An impressively large, heavycollection of The Times newspaper. Containing each daily issue ofThe Times between the 1st of July and the 30th of December, 1879. The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register (it became The Times on 1 January 1788). The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, including The Times of India (1838), The Straits Times (1845), The New York Times (1851) and The Irish Times (1859). It is sometimes referred to as the London Times or The Times of London for distinguishing purposes. The Times is the originator of the ubiquitous Times Roman typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison of The Times in collaboration with the Monotype Corporation for its legibility in low-tech printing. These 19th century daily issues of The Times offer an interesting window into one of the most fascinating periods in the newspaper's history:In1853 The Times was the first newspaper to send war correspondents to cover particular conflicts. W. H. Russell, the paper's correspondent with the army in the Crimean War, was immensely influential with his dispatches back to England. Such correspondents are very much visible in these pages with detailed and precise reports from all over the world provided in each issue - offering aremarkable insight into British domestic andforeign affairs in the period. Those present in this collection include reports on the Anglo-Zulu war, most notably on the battle of Ulundi, which effectually ended the conflict, Alongside these may be found a plethora ofadvertisements, classifieds,obituaries, letters to the editor and weather reports. Very scarce. Condition: In a half calf binding with moire covered boards. Externally, worn. Wear is heaviest to extremities with some minorloss evident to corners and head and tail of spine. Small scuffs and marks to bopards in places. Some slight loss to backstrip. Front joint has previously failed but has been neatly and professionally repaired from the inside. Rear joint starting but has also been strengthened from the inside. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are ingood, cleancondition with spotting to the first few pages only, alongside justa fewscattered handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD interior..

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      John Murray. London. 1879. NEW EDITION. Six volumes. Portrait frontis in volume one. A very good, clean set. Fine leather bindings by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath. Attractive half brown calf, spines with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Red and tan labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. Tan cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. A fine, highly decorative set.

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        Le Corps Humain, structure et fonctions. Formes extérieures, régions anatomiques, situation, rapports et usages des appareils et organes qui concourent au mécanisme de la vie, démontrés a l'aide des planches coloriées, découpées et superposées. Dessins d'après Nature par Edouard Cuyer, texte par G.A. Kuhff. Préface par Mathias Duval. [With the complementary volume:] Organes Genitaux de l'Homme et de la Femme... septième édition

      Paris,: J.B. Baillière,, 1879-(1926).. 3 volumes: xvi, 314, [ii]; [iv]; [ii], 62, [ii] pp. 4to (19,5x 29 cm. for the text volume; 19,5 x 22,5 for the atlas volumes). Original green publisher's buckram (vol. I-II), original printed wrappers (vol. III), uncut. Titles printed in black and red. With 65 text illustrations and 27 splendid chromolithographical superposed plates. First edition (for the main work, 7th for the supplement). A very nice copy in its original binding of this masterpiece of clastic illustration. Next to the work of G.J. Witkowski (1843-1923), "Anatomie Iconoclastique' (1874-1888), this is one of the finest of its kind. --(The text volume has some light scattered foxing in the first and last leaves, but a very fine copy of a very rare complete set).

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        Bird's Eye View of the City of Olympia, East Olympia, and Tumwater, Puget Sound, Washington Territory

      Portland, Oregon: E.S. Glover, 1879. First Edition. Single sheet, 15-3/4 x 29-1/2" (image size). Stone lithograph, printed in black and shades of gray. A Very Good copy of this image, with scattered closed tears and small defects which have been professionally repaired & restored. Some light staining to margins. // Printed by A.L. Bancroft & Co., Lithographers, in San Francisco. "Following the Civil War... many itinerant artists and artist-publishers came to the Pacific Northwest to meet the increased demand for city views... One of them was Eli S. Glover, who began as a sales agent and assistant for another artist before striking out on his own... Late in 1877 Glover moved to Portland where he lived for two years while preparing drawings of towns in the region... These works included.. his fine vista of Washington's capitol, Olympia. In that print, Glover incorporated a bit of foreground detail to lend an air of realism to the scene and improve its composition. He used the figure of an artist working at his easel, presumably a self-portrait." (See REPS, "Panoramas of Promise", catalogue #86; p29-33). Images available on request Image or additional images available upon request

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        Fritz Wildaus Abenteuer zu Wasser und zu Lande., von. Ill. von Herbert König, Gerstäcker, Friedrich: [Werke] Fr. Gerstäckers Werke

      Braun & Schneider München, 1879 - 394 S. 2. Auflage 1879 Die Illustrationen sind zum Teil von Herbert König , der ein Freund und Nachbar Gerstäckers in Dresden war ,es handelt sich dabei um teilweise kolorierte Stiche,jeweils durch Prgament geschützt,alles sauber gut.Bitte fragen sie nach weiteren Bildern. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        SAHARA & SAHEL. Paris, E. Plon et Cie, Imprimeurs-Éditeurs, 1879.

      Bella ril. cartonata, dorso e angoli in marocchino rosso, nervature e titolo in oro al dorso, taglio superiore in oro, cm 29x21, pp 398 di t., 1 splendida eliografia all?antiporta, 12 pregevoli acqueforti su tavv f.t. con veline di protezione, 12 incisioni nel t., l?intero apparato iconografico riprende opere del Fromentin. Trascurabili tracce d?uso esterne, qualche piccola fioritura, peraltro ottimo esemplare.

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      - Arte de la Lengua Bicol para la enseñanza de este idioma dispuesto y ordenado por . Dalo a luz corregido y adicionado en obsequio a sus hermanos Fr. Manuel Mª Crespo.- Manila, Tipografía de Ramírez y Giraudier, 1879; en 8º mayor holandesa rozada, XII-239 pp - 1h. Firma de anterior propietario. Muy raro. Palau nº 289424 cita altas cotizaciones.

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        John Caldigate in Three Volumes [bound as one]

      Chapman and Hall 1879 - 8vo red cloth with gilt title on spine, black decoration to front board, blind lining to back. 290 pp: 296 pp: 302 pp Poor hardback, no dustwrapper. Casing is generally edgeworn and spotted with half of front board badly waterstained and cockled. Some red bleed into foredge only, except on endpapers where is has leaked into page edges a little. Lacks title page and contents of volume 1 (present in other 2 vols.). Minor foxing to half title of Vol 1 and first page. Bookplate of previous owner. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of The Franklin Institute (1866-1879)

      The Franklin Institute at their Hall Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, at their Hall. (1866-1879). First. Periodical magazine. 27 Volumes. Octavos. Illustrated with engraved and lithographic plates and maps, many folding. A consecutive run of volumes 82-108 (July-December 1866, January-December 1879) of The Journal of The Franklin Institute, an important scientific journal established in 1826 to document scientific, engineering, and technological achievements throughout the nation, and to publish descriptions of American patented inventions. Ex-library set with bookplates or small ink stamps on the front pastedowns, most volumes in contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards, six rebound in full beige linen cloth, and the first volume (v.82) is unbound with all six issues in the original printed wrappers. Many of the half morocco volumes have detached boards and scattered tears, else overall a good set. Founded by Thomas P. Jones in 1826, it became the most important journal devoted to the development of inventive talent in the United States. .

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        A digest of cases of trade mark, trade name trade secret, goodwill, &c. decided in the courts of the United Kingdom, India, the colonies and the United States of America

      London: Stevens and Sons 1879 - Physical desc.: xxiv, 472 p. 22 cm [30] ; Subject: Law. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Inscribed and dated by author. 1 Kg. 472 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      Truckee, California: Crowley & McGlashan, (1879). First edition. Spine a little rubbed, corners slightly bent, else a very attractive copy. Octavo.

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        Aegypten in Bild und Wort.

      Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstler. 1-2. Richly illustrated. Stuttgart & Leipzig, 1879-80. Folio. (8),+ VIII,+ 388; XII,+ 432 pp.+ 2 coloured lithogr. maps. Several full page woodcut in letterpress. Publ. morocco backed dec. cloth, richly gilt, onlayed with blue beads in corners, marbles edges. Two volumes, spines rubbed, volume one partly loose in inner hinge. Two beads are missing. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 205. Part one deals with the ancient Egypt and part two with the modern. Ebers was professor in Egyptology in Leipzig and made journeys to Egypt in 1869-70 and 1872. He also wrote several historical novels with motifs from the ancient Egypt

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        Sveriges industriella etablissementer.

      Stockholm. Kjellberg & Åström. 1870-1879. - 4:o Two parts in one volume. Part I: Title + 96 pp. + 48 plates; Part II 32 pp. (of 92) + 16 plates (of 49). The text to part II is bound before the text to part I, for some reason. Wonderful color lithographs depicting industrial enterprises around Sweden in the 1870s. Everything looks pastoral and inviting. The industries are small and well adjusted to the landscape, often at a stream, Smoke pouring out of small chimney s, not obscuring a welcoming environment. People going about their business. Brown cloth. Gilt title at the spine. Marbled edges. A few plates with some stains to the margins. Six plates with a few very small dots at the image area. About ten text leaves with a few discreet spots. A very nice and clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Exploration of the World. Three Volume Set.

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1879-81, New York - First US hardcover edition. The set includes: 1) Famous Travels and Travelers; xviii, 432pp + 4pp of publisher's advertisements starting with Hector Servadac; original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and on the spine panel; with illustrations by Benett, Philippoteaux, and with fac-similes of ancient drawings; fraying to spine head, rubbing to spine heel and corner tips; a very good+ copy. 2) The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century; xvi, 409pp + 4pp of publisher's advertisements; original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and on the spine panel; with illustrations by Benett, Philippoteaux, Matthis, and maps by Matthis and Morieu; fraying to spine head, rubbing to extremities, small stain to front panel, corner tear to front free endpaper; a very good copy. 3) The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century; xv, 378pp; original brown pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the side panel; with illustrations by Benett, and 57 fac-similes from early manuscripts and maps by Matthis and Morieu; fraying to spine head, light rubbing to extremities, number on front pastedown endpaper, pencil inscription on flyleaf; a very good+ copy. Overall a nice set, better than usually found. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde C11. Taves and Michaluk V067. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Derby Brothers 1879 - Bound in original decorative gilt stamped dark red cloth, beveled boards with black rule lines at edges. A separate engraved title page after fly states that "The Telegraph in America and Morse Memorial & In Memoriam William Orton" also by Reid comprises the ending chapters of the book. Top edge gilt other edges red. A GIFT INSCRIPTION FROM ORTON C. BARKER TO B. C. BARKER NIAGRA FALLS NY NEW YEARS 1879 is on the first blank. Orton Barker was a telegraph operator in Buffalo New York who actually committed suicide in Feb. 1879 two months after the inscription). The text and illustrations are really near fine to fine. The binding is good minus as it shows some shelf rubbing to edges and corners and a small 1/4" hole in cloth at top left of front board. Over all Good + to Very Good-. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I., II. & III. Bericht über die Verhandlungen und Arbeiten der vom Stadtmagistrate München niedergesetzten Commission für Wasserversorgung, Canalisation und Abfuhr in den Jahren 1874 - 1877. + Bericht der Münchener Commission über die Besichtigung der Canalisations- und Berieselungs-Anlagen in Frankfurt a/M., Berlin, Danzig und Breslau sowie den Liernur-Anlagen Amsterdam, Leiden und Dordrecht. Mit 13 Beilagen. (Beilage VII zum III. Bericht).

      München, Mühlthaler, (1875-1879). - 4 vols. 4to. 24;212;88;IV+122 text pages + 44 (incl. 39 fold., some col.) lithogr. maps/plans/profiles/diagrams (complete). Hardcover. Or. printed cloth-backed boards. Good/--. (Ex-lib. copies: small stickers on spines, sellotape marks on covers, stamps on titles, bookplate on pastedowns; some foxing/browning). * Contributions by B. Salbach, Fried. Renk, C.W. Gümbel, Max Niedermayer, Hugo Brandt, J. Gordon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Utilité de la Flagellation dans les plaisirs de l'amour et du mariage. Traduit du latin de J. H. Meibomius. Nouvelle édition. Suivie de La Bastonnade et de la Flagellation pénale par J. D. Lanjuinais et autres pieces en vers.

      Bruxelles, Gay et Douce, 1879. Bound in very special full polished calf with extraordinary sculptured erotic illustrations to front and back. Gilt titles, gilt borders, topedge gilt and silk clothed innercovers and marbled endpapers, and an extra, also erotic, illustration inserted as frontispiece. 205 pages. Not illustrated, except the extra frontispiece. Minor foxing to first pages, otherwise very fine copy, excellent, well preserved and clean.. Classic french pervy erotica in unique pornographic binding in the style of Felicien Rops

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        Works. Complete in 30 volumes.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1879.. Published 1879-82 & n.d. Frontispieces, vignette titles, & plates. 30 volumes. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), nicely bound contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines floral gilt extra with double burgundy lettering pieces. A little occasional foxing, the slightest of rubbing, all hinges firm, some chipping to 3 lettering pieces, 1 lettering piece a recent replacement. Overall a very attractive set in good condition.

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        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.

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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

      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 terra-cotta 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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      Greensburg Pa: Tribune Press Pub. Co. n.d. Circa [Greensburg, Pa: Tribune Press Pub. Co.], n.d. [Circa. 1879]. original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold.. Spine ends a bit worn, lettering on spine panel faded, still a a. clean, tight, very good copy. Formerly author / editor / publisher. Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name stamped in ink on rear free. endpaper. (#79723). First edition. "Lost race adventure novel set in the Antarctic, about a matriarchy amidst super-scientific technology and prehistoric monsters." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 59. "Except for the Candidian humor of the escapades with the governing council, Cowan maintains a serious tone, thereby increasing the complexity of his satire. Only individual interpretation can determine whether he intended the work as a satire solely upon the concept of a communistic state or as a satire of all Utopias pictured in the popular literature of the period. In either event, REVI-LONA assumes an historical importance as one of the earliest attacks upon the romantic idealism of the late nineteenth century." - Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 132-33. "Told in a very florid style that suggests that the author was a fan of Herman Melville's; sometimes overwritten to the point of being boring, but also with many interesting strokes of imagination. All in all a substantial work." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 488. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-49; (1981) 1-48; (1987) 1-27; and (1995) 1-27. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s- 1930s 198. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 270. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 47. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03485. Wright (III) 1224.

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        Dizionario della Lingua Italiana

      Dalla Società l'Unione Tipografica-EditriceMm 250x310 Opera completa nei suoi quattro volumi in otto tomi pubblicati a partire dal 1861e terminati nel 1879. Volume I°, Parte prima e seconda, con XII pagine di presentazione dell'opera a cura di Luigi Pomba e 1877 pagine di testo con numerazione continua sempre mantenuta anche per le coppie dei tomi a seguire. Volume II°, Parte prima e seconda , di 1924 pagine. Volume III°, Parte prima e seconda, di 1402 pagine. Volume IV°, Parte prima e seconda, di 2052 pagine. In chiusura dell'ultimo tomo, "Prefazione" di Giuseppe Meini, con paginazione a caratteri romani a riprendere quella di Pomba di diciotto anni prima, che parte dalla pagina XIII e termina alla LII. Rilegatura in pergamena uniforme per tutti gli otto tomi, nervature e fregi oro al dorso con titolo e partizione dell'opera su etichetta in pelle applicata, fogli di guardia in carta marezzata. Opera fondamentale in ottime condizioni, spedizione in 24 ore dalla conferma dell'ordine.

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

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

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