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

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

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        Röda Rummet. Skildringar ur artist- och författarlifvet.

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

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        NOUVELLES DE BANDELLO. VOLUMES 1 AND 2

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

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

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

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        Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and others

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

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

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

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

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

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        BRITISH FRESH-WATER FISHES [TWO VOLUME SET]

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

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes

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

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        Map of Polk County. Texas

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

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

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

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        Map of Van Zandt Co. Texas

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

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        Coahuila y Texas en la Epoca Colonial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed to her Publisher

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

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

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

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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography exhibiting in a series of entirely original and authentic maps, the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires and the world

      W. & A. Johnston Edinburgh W. & A. Johnston 1879 New Edition g Elephant folio. Gold-lined leather corners over paper-covered cream boards with gold illustrated paste-down. All gilt edges. Rebacked in black cloth. Blue label with gold-lettering pasted on spine. "North Polar Chart" double-page color frontispiece. Printed dedication page: "To her most gracious Majesty Queen Victoria this Atlas is by her Majesty's special permission respectfully dedicated by her Majesty's most obedient humble servant Alexander Keith Johnston, Geographer to the Queen for Scotland." Late 19th century atlas profusely illustrated with 50 double-page colored maps. The hydrography of the maps was printed in blue ink. Separate index accompanies each map. Includes two maps of Central Asia and New Zealand, which were not present in previous editions. Heavy age wear and abrasions on boards. Reinforced with tan binders tape along gutter at front and rear endpapers. Free front endpaper, blank-page, half-title page & frontispiece detached but present. Slight pulling to parts of few page edges. 7 maps loose but present. Maps in very good condition. Binding in fair, interior in overall good condition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon

      1879. No Dust Jacket. Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939). Uber Spinalganglien und Ruckenmark des Petromyzon. In Sitzb. der k. Akad. d. Wissenschaften, 3 Abth., 78 (1879): 81-167. 4 plates by F. Schima after Freud. Whole volume, 8vo. v, [1], 289pp. Plates. 244 x 156 mm. (uncut & unopened). Original printed wrappers. Slight foxing but fine. First Edition. Freud's third paper published as a medical student continued his research on the large Reissner cells in the spinal cord of the fish Petromyzon, which he had undertaken at the direction of the eminent physiologist Ernst Brucke, under whom he was studying. Freud determined these cells to be "nothing else than spinal ganglion cells which, in these low vertebrates. . . remain within the spinal cord." Freud was aided in this research by his improved methods of tissue preparation: "By the use of a gold maceration technique it was possible to make a complete survey of the spinal ganglia of Petromyzon" (Freud, Standard Edition III, p. 229). Freud made a major contribution to evolutionary biology by showing that the spinal ganglion cells of Petromyzon, which "exhibit every transition between bipolarity and unipolarity" (ibid.), represent a transition between the bipolar cells of lower and the unipolar cells of higher vertebrates. He also, in these early researches, took some first steps toward the theory of the neuron, as noted by Freud's biographer Peter Gay: Some of Freud's earliest published papers, written between 1877 and 1883, detail findings that are far from trivial. They substantiate evolutionary processes revealed in the nervous structures of the fish he was examining under his microscope. What is more, it becomes clear in retrospect that these papers form the first link in the chain of ideas leading to the draft of a scientific psychology he would attempt in 1895. Freud was working toward a theory specifying the ways that nerve cells and nerve fibrils function as a unit. But he moved on to other investigations, and when, in 1891, H. W. G. Waldeyer published his epoch-making monograph on the "neuron" theory, Freud's pioneering research was ignored. "It was not the only time," Ernest Jones has noted, "that Freud narrowly missed world fame in early life through not daring to pursue his thoughts to their logical-and not far off-conclusion" (Gay, Freud: A Life for our Time, p. 36). Freud's paper was submitted to the Sitzb. der k. Akad. d. Wissenschaften in 1878 and printed in the June-December volume for that year, published in 1879. The offprint of Freud's paper is dated 1878. Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Standard Edition 1878a. Norman F3.

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        Sveriges medeltid.

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

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        Doublets: a word-puzzle

      Macmillan and Co.Original red publisher's cloth paneled in blind, gilt title on upper cover, slight soiling. An excellent presentation copy inscribed in purple ink, "Mrs. Neate from the Author." Preserved in a modern burgundy cloth box with red morocco sides, gilt lettered. First edition, first issue of this most popular word puzzle, invented by Carroll, that became a parlor craze in its time. "The rules of the puzzle are simple enough. Two words are proposed, of the same length; and the Puzzle consists in linking these together by interposing other words, each of which shall differ from the next word in one letter only." Beginning as a series of single problems which appeared in Vanity Fair on March 29, 1879, these games were collected by Macmillan and published here for the first time in book form. There are thirteen puzzles dated between March 29 and June 21, 1879. The name "doublets" was adopted after a passage in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Dodgson (1832-98), lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College from 1855 to 1881, purportedly invented the game for Julia and Ethel Margaret Arnold, two little girls who "found nothing to do." Sophia Neate (1832-1908) of Heatherside, Woking, took on the care of Sally Sinclair and her siblings, whom Dodgson liked very much, when their parents died. Neate was supported financially by Dodgson and the actor Lionel Brough. On first meeting Mrs. Neate on June 26, 1879, Dodgson wrote in his diary that he &#145;found her so interesting that I stayed 4 hours!" He occasionally visited her and noted the progress of the Sinclair children as they grew (see Cohen, The letters of Lewis Carroll, 1979, p. 334n).

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        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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