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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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        THE TELEGRAPH IN AMERICA. ITS FOUNDERS PROMOTERS AND NOTED MEN.

      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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        REVI-LONA: A ROMANCE OF LOVE IN A MARVELOUS LAND

      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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        USI (E COSTUMI) ABRUZZESI DESCRITTI DA ANTONIO DE NINO.

      TIPOGRAFIA G. BARBERA 1879 Eleganti legature di metà Novecento in mezza pelle rossa e filetto laterale in oro e carta marmorizzata in tinta; ai dorsi, autore, titolo, fregi e filetti in oro; sguardie marmorizzate. All'interno, salvaguardia di tutte le copertine originali in brossura color albicocca. I volume, con titolo Usi Abruzzesi: 1 carta bianca, IX pagine numerate compreso occhiello con dedica manoscritta abrasa e frontespizio, 207 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. II volume: 1 carta bianca IX pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi, 251 pagine numerate. III volume: 1 bianca, X pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi- Fiabe; 379 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. IV volume: VI pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi- Sacre Leggende; 278 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. V volume: VIII pagine numerate compreso occhiello con dedica dell'autore allo scienziato Guido Bonelli, frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi- Malattie e Rimedi; 209 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. VI volume: VIII pagine numerate, compresi occhiello con dedica autografa dell'autore a Ildebrando Dellagiovanna e frontespizio con titolo Usi e Costumi Abruzzesi -Giuochi Fanciulleschi, 233 pagine numerate, 1 carta bianca. Poderosa opera redatta di questo letterato abruzzese che si occupò, nei suoi studi e nelle sue opere, con passione ed interesse degli usi e dei costumi della sua gente d'Abruzzo. Collaborò con D'Annunzio alla stesura di alcune tragedie per quanto concerneva la ricerca delle fonti e dei contesti storico-culturali e delle tradizioni abruzzesi, per meglio collocare le scene da rappresentare. Treccani: " Studioso di archeologia e folclore abruzzese, condusse ricerche archeologiche ad Aufidena e Corfinio. Opere principali: Usi e costumi abruzzesi (6 voll., 1879-97); Proverbi abruzzesi (1877); Ovidio nella tradizione popolare di Sulmona (1886); Il Messia dell'Abruzzo (1890). D'Annunzio, che gli era amico, trasse dalle sue opere molti temi relativi all'ambiente e ai costumi dell'Abruzzo". Esemplare in buone condizioni dalla elegante legatura, ben completo, anche delle brossure originali salvaguardate, impreziosito da due dediche autografe dell'autore. Libro

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

      8vo. Three quarter dark blue morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, five compartments ruled in gilt, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. First edition. A complete run of the initial series from Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1879) to Vol. 14 (Mar. 1886). A wealth of information on the military, missions, travels and explorations, battles, administration, organization, weapons, ships, and more. We also have the complete run of the new series and the third series. A very good or better set with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedowns, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, accession numerals within, edges rubbed, a few volumes scuffed with some very minor tears, contents generally fine.

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        Die amerikanische Nordpol-Expedition.

      Ca. 24,5 x 17 cm. XX S., 647 Seiten. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, 6 Holzschnitttafeln, 2 Diagrammen (davon eines gefaltet) sowie einer mehrfach gefalteten farbigen Karte. Orig.-Leinenband mit Silber- und Schwarzprägung. 1. Auflage. Embacher 38: "... die wissenschaftliche Leitung der nordamerikanischen Nordpolexpedition unter Hall zu übernehmen. Während 1871-73 erreichte man in der nördlichen Verlängerung des Smithsundes die beträchtliche Höhe von 82° 26' nördl. Br. Leider scheiterte das Schiff, und alle Sammlungen gingen verloren. Kein Schiff vorher hatte aber eine so bedeutende nördliche Breite erreicht wie die Polaris. Auch bemerkte B. das Eindringen der Flutwelle des Stillen Ozeans in den Kennedykanal und ihr Fließen von N. nach S. und schloß hieraus wie aus dem aufgefundenen Walnußtreibholz auf eine Verbindung jenes Meeresteils mit der Beringstraße." Vorsatz, einige Textseiten und die Tafeln mit bräunlichem Wasserrand. Karte und Diagramm am Falz etwas stockfleckig. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel ein gutes Exemplar mit hübsch illustriertem Einband.

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        From President Garfieldís library, a bound copy of the Annual Report on U.S. Foreign Commerce issued November, 1879

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Pamphlet: Annual Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics on the Foreign Commerce of the United States for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1879, released November 8, 1879. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879. Soft cover, 5.75î X 9î, 44 pps. plus an intact fold-out chart, 24.75î X 13.25î, titled, ìChart / Exhibiting The Value Of The Commerce Of The United States With Each Foreign Country And Dependency, / During The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1879.î Notations in red on five pages in unknown hand, possibly Garfieldís. Good condition with foxing, light soiling and edge wear to covers. Small section of worming to lower corner of front cover. Written in manuscript on front cover, ìHon James A. Garfieldî. Interior fine. Joseph Nimmo, Jr. was a statistician and a longtime employee of the United States government, working on various trade and commerce projects. He eventually established a firm on Long Island specializing in statistical studies of American commercial activities and was active in Interstate Commission politics from the agency's inception under the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. This book of facts and figures would have held great interest to Garfield. In a speech he delivered to the House of Representatives in 1869 regarding census information, Garfield declared, ìThe developments of statistics are causing history to be rewritten. Till recently, the historian studied nations in the aggregate, and gave us only the story of princes, dynasties, sieges, and battlesÿNow statistical inquiry leads him into the hovels, homes, workshops, mines, fieldsÃ?and all other places where human nature displays its weakness and its strength. In these explorations he discovers the seeds of national growth and decay, and thus becomes the prophet of his generationÃ?î

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        A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch

      Printed for the Author by W.F. Schneider Cleveland, Ohio: Printed for the Author by W.F. Schneider. 1879. First. First edition. 124pp. Red-brown cloth stamped in black and gold. Some mottling to the boards, else a near fine copy. Autobiographical account by a New York-born child of slaves who became an evangelist and antislavery lecturer. Foote spoke against the institution of slavery employing her faith as the basis for her beliefs. .

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        Norske Folke- og Huldre-Eventyr i Udvalg ved (...). Med Illustrationer efter Originaltegninger af P. N. Arboe, H. Gude, V. St. Lerche, Eilif Peterssen, A. Schneider, Otto Sinding, A. Tidemand og E. Werenskiold.

      Kbh., Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn). 1879. 8vo. Rødt forlagsbind med rik forgylling på fordekkelen og ryggen. (12), 360, (2 bl.). Rikt ill.. Ryggen ubetydelig bleket, hjørnene svakt støtt

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        Beitrage zur allgemeinen Nerven- und Muskelphysiologie. 18 offprints ex-libris Henry Head

      1879. 1st edition. Henry Head's Copy Hering, Ewald (1834-1918) & Biedermann, Wilhelm (1852-1929). Hering, Ewald (1834-1918) & Biedermann, Wilhelm (1852-1929). Beiträge zur allgemeinen Nerven- und Muskelphysiologie. 18 offprints from Sitz. der k. Akad. d. Wiss., bound together in 1 vol., 8vo. c. 500pp. Numerous folding charts. [Prague], 1879-85. 240 x 165 mm. Contemporary cloth, recased, original spine repaired, some original wrappers preserved. Some browning but very good. Biedermann?s ownership stamp on 1st & 4th parts. Ownership inscription of neurologist Henry Head (1861-1940), dated 1886, on verso of free endpaper and his signature on cover of last part. Ms. table of contents of the volume in Head?s hand on front free endpaper, and a full-page pencil doodle of a medieval knight on the last page of part XII also probably by him.First Edition. Neurologist Henry Head?s set of 18 facsicules of the treatise on electrophysiology written by Hering (6 parts) and his pupil Biedermann (12 parts) and published in the Sitz. der k. Akad. d. Wiss. A further five facsicules (nos. 19-23) were issued between 1886, when Head assembled this collection, and 1888.Hering, one of the foremost German physiologists of the 19th century, succeeded Purkyne at the German University of Prague, where he spent 25 years studying sensory physiology and electrical phenomena in nerve and muscle. Biedermann worked with Hering until 1888; and the above work is the record of their collaboration. Building upon this work, Biedermann published his Elektrophysiologie (G-M 644) in 1895; this was the first exhaustive work on the subject, superseding Du Bois-Reymond's Untersuchungen uber thierische Elektrizitat (1848) as the master text on electrophysiology. The English neurologist Henry Head, best known as the subject of the experiment described in his and W. H. R. Rivers's "A human experiment in nerve division" (Garrison-Morton 1302; see also G-M 1298-99 & 1304), also studied under Hering at Prague from 1884 to 1886; given the date of his ownership inscription, he may have received this collection of offprints from Biedermann as a parting gift. DSB. Brazier, Hist. Neurophys. 19th Cent., pp. 72; 95-96. DNB for Head.

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        Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten, oder praktische Ästhetik. Ein Handbuch für Techniker, Künstler und Kunstfreunde (2 Bde.). Erster Band: Die textile Kunst für sich betrachtet und in Beziehung zur Baukunst; Zweiter Band: Keramik, Tektonik, Stereotomie, Metallotechnik.

      Gr.8°, Bd. 1: XLII 490 S., m. 125 Holzschnitten u. 15 farb. Tondrucktafeln; Bd. 2: 576 S., m. 239 Holzschnitten u. 5 farb. Tondrucktafeln (insg. XXII Abb.), OHLdr. m. goldgepr. Rücken., Deckel berieben, minimal fleckig, Namenstempel a. Vors., wenige Bleistiftanstreichungen, gute Exemplare. Zweite durchgesehene Ausgabe. Die Mitwirkung an der Weltausstellung in London (1851), wo Semper (1803 - 1879) die Abteilungen Kanadas, der Türkei, Schwedens und Dänemarks gestaltete, und die Reflexion über die dort zutage getretenen Kunstzustände in der Schrift «Wissenschaft, Industrie und Kunst» (1852) führten im September 1852 zur Anstellung als Prof. an der neugegründeten «School for Practical Art» im Marlborough House in London. Dort hatte er Gelegenheit, die Gegenstände der «verschiedenen Zweige der industriellen Künste» zu sammeln und die Baukunst und ihre Stilformen in den Rahmen einer allgemeinen Kunstformenlehre und deren «Urtechniken» zu stellen. Damit war das definitive Programm seines theoretischen Hauptwerks gefunden, an dessen Manuskript er seit Sommer 1855 arbeitete und das unter dem Titel: «Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten [...]» als Fragment in zwei Bänden 1860 und 1863 erschien.

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        Aegypten in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstlern. Beschrieben v. G. Ebers.

      2°, VI, 387; XII, 432 S.; Mit insgesamt 2 farb. lithogr. Karten u. über 700 zum Teil ganzseitige Holzstich-Abb. (Text u. a. Taf.), Prunk-HLdr. mit goldgeprägten arabischen Mustern,eingelegten Perlen, Rundumgoldschnitt, Kanten etwas berieben, innen minimal fingerfleckig, vereinzelte Stockfleckchen - insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. 1. Auflage. Abbildungen nach Bildern von L. Burger, Herm. Kretzschmer, Wilh. Gentz, Ernst Heyn, Jerichau-Baumann, Ferd. Keller, Franz Lenbach, Hans Makart, Gustav Richter, Ad. Seel, B. Straßberger, Alma Tadema, Carl Werner... (Rümann 19. Jhdt. 144). Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar. Die Holzstiche zeigen Landschaften, Stadtansichten, Szenen aus dem täglichen Leben, Altertümer.... Georg Moritz Ebers (1837 - 1898) war ein deutscher Ägyptologe und Schriftsteller. Mit seinen historischen Romanen und populärwissenschaftlichen Büchern trug er zur großen Popularität der Ägyptologie im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert bei.

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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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        Cousin Henry. A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall 1879 London: Chapman and Hall, 1879. First edition with half titles and ads as called for. 2 vols., 8vo. . Original sky blue ribbed cloth, blocked in black, spines are a little dull and rubbed at top, slightly cocked, lending library labels removed from upper covers. A very good copy of an unusual title. Sadleir [56]

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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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        The Land of Midian (Revisited)

      Kegan Paul London: Kegan Paul. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Burton's second expedition through Midian (northwest Arabia). Although Burton failed to unearth the vast amounts of gold he believed were in the region, the expedition, sponsored by the Egyptian Khedive Ismail I, was a major geographical and archaeological success. Complete with folding map, 6 colored plates, 10 uncolored plates, numerous illustrations in the text, and 32-page catalogue at end of vol. 2. Map and plates in pristine condition.Provenance: the prestigious Signet Library, with handsome "Society of Writers to her Majesty's Signet" bookplate with coat-of-arms on front pastedown of each volume and "Signet Library" written in ink on front free endpaper of each volume. London: Kegan Paul, 1879. Octavo, original ochre cloth. Two volumes. Very mild darkening to spines and slight rubbing to spine ends. A beautiful copy, rare in this condition.

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        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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        Sul serramente delle mascelle. Offprint

      Rechiedei Milan: Rechiedei, 1879. 1st edition. Offprint from Ann. univ. med. 245 (1878). 8vo. 150pp. 6 folding plates. Original printed wrappers. Spine is loose, some pages are not attached. Front wrapper a little chipped, otherwise good.

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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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        GRETCHEN A PLAY, IN FOUR ACTS

      London: Newman & Co. 1879. London: Newman & Co., 1879.. Original cloth, stamped in gilt, beveled edges. Very lightly worn at extremities, a touch of foxing to verso of front free endsheet and title- page, otherwise a very good, or better, copy. Second edition (by Searle's criteria), with the leaf of "Dramatis Personae" at p. [v] and with the front cover stamped in gilt 'Gretchen' - features which Searle states conform to the format of the second edition. The first edition was also published in 1879. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title-page to the English poet and book collector, "F. Locker With the Author's kind regards. 26.6.81." With the bookplate of Frederick Locker on the front pastedown. SEARLE 68.

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

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

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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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