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        Historical Sketch of the St. Louis University: The Celebration of Its Fiftieth Anniversary (Signed First Edition)

      Patrick Fox, St. Louis 1879 - SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Bound in beige cloth with gilt lettering on the spine which is chips at the tp & bottom, corners rubbed through, spine inexpertly relaid. Inscription by the author on the inside of the front cover. Bookplate on same. Front free endpaper records the three previous owners up to 1967. Marginalia thoughout. Book has had its spine professionally relaid. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 : 1879 Paperback Wisden, In Very Nice Condition for the year

      1879. Hi, This lot is an Original 1879 Wisden Paperback. 16th Edition in Orignal Paperback form as Wisden printed it. In Very Good Condition for the year, The book has not had any restoration but an ex owner has written 1879 to the spine (lettering started in 1887). As with 1878 the covers tend to wear a lot with the new style materials used by Wisden but these covers although some wear , and for a paperback, are nicer than many I have seen. The spine paper is complete but the first two pages are coming away slightly , after that it is tightly bound but some care needed at the front. Very nice inside. A chance to own a rare early paperback. The 1879 rebinds are a lot more common than the first 15 but this is less so in original paperback form in my experience , we havent sold many orignal 1879s since we started.

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        Five Weeks in a Balloon -- Illustrated

      Lippincott 1879 - An unrecorded early printing, 1879, illustrated, First Thus. Very good condition in original cloth. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Western Pioneer: or, Incidents of the Life and Times of Rev Alfred Brunson

      Cincinnati: Hitchcock and Walden, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo. 2 volumes: [1], 418pp., [2]; [1], 413pp., [2]. Brown cloth hardcover stamped in blind on front board volume 1. Gilt titles on spines. Yellow end sheets. Edge wear to bottom of front board volume 2. Chipped cloth head and base of volume 1. Corners exposed volume 1. Corners bumped volume 2. Pencil notes written on rear yellow end sheet volume 2. Howes B 897; Graff 455 - "Although essentially a religious autobiography, there is much of interest to the historian of early times in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and particularly Illinois and Wisconsin.

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        Götterdämmerung [WWV: 86D]. Klavierauszug zu vier Händen eingerichtet von A[lbert] Heintz. (Verlagsnr. 23120)

      Mainz, London, Paris u. Brüssel, B. Schott`s Söhne o.J. (um 1879). 2°. Titel, 333(1) S. Leinenbd. der Zeit m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel. Rücken geblichen, Buchdeckel m. Lichtspuren, Kapitale und Ecken bestoßen u. abgewetzt, Titel m. Buchhändlerstempel, Notenteil in schönem u. saub. Zustand. \"Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung. Der Organist und Musikschriftsteller Albert Julius Heintz (1822-1911) war neben Hans von Bülow und anderen regelmäßiger Mitarbeiter der musikalischen Fachzeitschrift \"\"Allgemeine deutsche Musikzeitung\"\". Er war zuständig für das Thema \"\"Richard Wagner\"\". 1848 wurde er Vater von der späteren Pianistin Emmy Hallwachs-Heintz. Er gehörte zum engeren Freundeskreis von Hans von Bülow, zu dessen Schülerinnen sie gehörte. In den 1870er Jahren bearbeitete er ?Den Ring des Nibelungen? von Richard Wagner und fertigte Klavierauszüge zu vier Händen an, die bei B. Schott`s Söhne in Mainz 1877-79 herausgegeben wurden. Hier der vierte Teil der Tetralogie. Weitere Werke von Richard Wagner arrangierte er für Pianoforte zu zwei Händen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Noten, Oper, Tetralogie, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Klaviermusik, Bearbeitung, Deutschland

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        Handgeschriebenes Periodikum, erschienen 1878 bis 1879, mit vielen Zeichnungen, Karikaturen, Portraits etc. ?Orpheus-Blätter?.

      wohl Wien, "XI. Olympiade", September 1878 bis April, " 1879. - Folio, circa 30 x 24 cm. 24 Nummern mit je 6-8 Blättern und 1 ?Extra-Ausgabe?, mit zahlreichen teils ganzseitigen und farbigen Illustrationen Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Deckelprägung "Sehr kuriose und aufwändig gestaltete satirische Zeitschrift, vollständig in Handschrift mit Original-Zeichnungen, im Stil zeitgenössischer Witzblätter. Verfasst offensichtlich von Österreichischen Juden, die allesamt unter althgriechischem Pseudonym auftreten. Enthält feste Rubriken, wie ?Vermischte Nachrichten?, ?Kalauer und Meidinger? (zwei alte Juden, die die Zeitereignisse durchhecheln), "jüdische Hegelbriefe von Chaim Hegeles.", die ?Aufzeichnungen des philosophischen Futteralmachergehilfen Grundhubinger?, ?Eingesendet?, Bekanntschaftsanzeigen und Inserate, Verkaufsanzeigen jüdischer Antiquitätenhändler, Parodien auf Gedichte, (darunter sehr schön die ?Illustrationen zu Lindpaitners ?Fahnenwacht?, die mit 6 Karikaturen durch reines Zitieren lächerlich gemacht wird - op. 114, der Text stammt von Feodor Löwe), Parodien auf Illustrationen von Wilhelm Busch, Nachzeichnungen von Karikaturen Alfred Grévins (1827-1892) mit ?verbesserten? Bildunterschriften (meist ins Schlüpfrige), durchgehend Belege für die These vom ?jüdischen Selbsthaß?, darunter eine Seite mit 4 Tuschzeichnungen, überschrieben ?Gallerie weiblicher Schönheiten. Original-Zeichnungen von Barbar Willomitzer?, deren erste auch aus dem ?Stürmer? stammen könnte etc. An zwei Stellen angeblich zensiert (leer oder überklebt, mit Vermerk "censurirt!"). Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Satiren oder Karikaturen auf Juden (die üblichen Portraits mit grossen Nasen etc.), wobei die Verfasser ganz offensichtlich keine Antisemiten sind, sondern sehr wahrscheinlich eher selbst Juden, die sich über die bekannten Vorurteile lustig machen. Die wenigen genannten Adressen deuten auf Wien, mehrfach werden aber auch Brünn und Mähren genannt. Entstanden ist das Manuskript sicher in der K.u.K. Monarchie, eventuell in Böhmen oder Mähren, wahrscheinlicher jedoch in Wien, da viele Rezensionen auf das Theaterleben einer grossen Stadt hindeuten und einige Artikel Geschäfte im "Graben" nennen. - Es handelt sich vermutlich um die Zeitschrift eines Vereines oder Herrenclubs mit (überwiegend?) jüdischen Mitgliedern, den wir jedoch nicht finden konnten. Auch ob es weitere Bände gab, ist nicht festzustellen - die Angabe "elfte Olympiade" mag auch nur eine humoristische Anspielung sein. - Wenig gebräunt, ein Blatt gelöst, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, etwas berieben, insgesamt jedoch gut erhalten. - Bemerkenswertes Unikat, einige der Zeichnungen in auffallend guter Qualität. Zugleich ein sehr kurioses Beispiel jüdischen Kulturlebens in der Habsburger-Monarchie. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents pour servir à l'histoire de nos moeurs - Les Bas-fonds de la société, par Henry Monnier. Avec 8 dessins à la plume de F.R. Edition minuscule tirée à 64 exemplaires.

      S.l.n.d. [Bruxelles, Kistermaeckers, 1879], 1 vol. in-32 (130 x 80) relié 1/2 maroquin à coins, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné de fleurons et filets dorés, filet doré bordant les plats, tête dorée, couvertures jaunes conservées (impression en noir sur la première), (CANAPE), de (1) f. (faux-titre) - 160 pp. (titre, feuillet blanc et avertissement inclus) - (1) f. (tables). Parfait exemplaire superbement relié par Canape. - 8 dessins, tirés en sanguine sur Chine collé, compris dans la pagination, sauf celui qui se trouve après le titre. Ils sont dus à Félicien Rops (Exteens, 463). Le tirage annoncé sur la page de titre à 64 exemplaires nous semble fantaisiste, en effet, c'est un ouvrage que nous rencontrons régulièrement, cela n'enlève rien à la beauté et la qualité de notre exemplaire ! Réf. biblio. : Vicaire, V-1019.

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        Two Men sawing a Tree.

      1879. Watercolor on paper mounted on board. Signed and dated lower left. 28 x 21.5 cm.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Joyas del Norte de Europa.

      Havana, Imp. Militar de La V. de Soler y Comp., 1879. - Small 8°, later burgundy cloth, green leather lettering piece on smooth spine, gilt letter. In very good condition. Author's signed and dated (February 1879) six-line presentation inscription to Juan Valera on verso of half title. 113 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST EDITION of this anthology of Scandinavian poetry in Spanish translation. A second edition was published in Mexico, 1887. Most of the poets are Swedish (Esaias Tegnér, J. Ludwig Runeberg, A.A. Grafström, J.O. Wallin, J. Stagnelius, Erik Gustaf Geijer), with one from Iceland (M. Thorarensen), one from Finland (F.M. Franzen), one from Norway (B. Bjørnson), and two from Denmark (Hans Christian Andersen and Adam Oehlenschlager). Sellen has provided a preface (pp. [5]-7), and a brief biographical sketch for each poet. Antonio Sellen (1839-1889), a native of Santiago de Cuba, was a poet, translator, and revolutionary, as was his brother Francisco. During the Guerra de los Diez Años he emigrated to the United States, but returned to Havana. His translations include poems of Lord Byron. The first volume of his own poems was published in 1864.Provenance: Juan Valera y Alcalá-Galiano (1824-1905), Spanish realist author, diplomat and political figure. Born at Cabra, in the province of Córdoba, he was educated at Málaga and at the University of Granada, where he took his degree in law, and then entered upon a diplomatic career (1847). He produced top-ranking works of Spanish literature; for purity of diction and beauty of style, he has never been surpassed in Spain. Pepita Jiménez, which appeared as a serial in 1874, is his best known work. Translated into many languages, it depicts the gradual loss of vocation by a young seminarian, culminating in a shattering denouement. His other novels are Las ilusions del doctor Faustino (1875), El comendador Mendoza (1877), Pasarse de listo, and Doña Luz (1879). Valera's Obras completas were published in 43 volumes, Madrid 1905-1916.*** Trelles VI, 25. Palau 306952. On Sellen, see José Lezama Lima, Antología de la poesía cubana, III, 309-15. The online CCPBE locates only a single copy, at the Real Academia Española, Madrid. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. NUC: MH, NN. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten. I-XI.

      - Dresden, privately published, 1879-1886. 11 parts in one. Folio (33.8 x 26.9 cm). 64 pp., 111 collotype plates (numbered I-CX, VIIA). Slightly later grained half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed front wrappers bound in.l This exceedingly rare work is perhaps the first to contain large, detailed photos of bird skeletons. The accompanying text provides details such as the length of the principal bones and the origin of the specimens, as well as random notes on intra- and interspecific variability. The German ornithologist, entomologist, and anthropologist Adolph Bernard Meyer (1840-1911) was the director of the Royal Zoological Museum in Dresden. He also wrote an influential work on bird systematics. This series ultimately consisted of 24 parts, with 244 plates. This is the rare, uninterrupted start [plate CII(bis), replacing CI, was published later). An interesting collection of library stamps on the first front wrapper, which also contains the curious printing error "Vogel-Skeleten"; only one old stamp on the other wrappers, and otherwise a very good, clean copy. No auction records found by us; very few copies are available in libraries around the world, none in the USA. Nissen IVB, 624; Zimmer, p. 431. Not in Nissen ZBI. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States with a More Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah. with Maps

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1879 - tall 4to, blind emb. brown cloth bds; gilt sp title; corners bumped; wear to edges and top and bottom of spine; hinges tight; bookplate on ft. pastedown of Henry Fairfield Osborn, curator, Am. Museum of Natural History; very mild age toning, no foxing; has two of three tinted folding maps in rear pocket, including the impt. railroad grant map, lacking no.3, few small closed tears to map. no.1; pp. xv, 195, no dj as issued; map holder on rear pastedown is partially separated on one side but still intact. This 2nd edition was published within a few months of the 1st ed. of 5,000 due to its rapid depletion. It summarizes a survey done by the famous Col. John Powell to determine amt. and location of land suitable for agriculture and grazing. Quite scarce in decent condition and with all 3maps, two of which are in this copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus Syriacus collegerunt Stephanus M. Quatremere Georgius Henricus Bernstein. 2 vols. Oxford 1879-1901. Repr. Hildesheim. Added: Supplement volume by J.P. Margoliouth. (Oxford 1927).

      - Georg Olms Verlag, 1879- 1901,1927, Or.cloth. 3 volumes., VI, 4516 cols. Large 4to. In good condition. The Supplement volume of 1927 is smalller in size. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, Montreal July 26, 1878 to Dr. Abel Hureau de Villeneuve, Rue Lafayette 95, Paris

      quarto, 2 pages, formerly folded, neatly inscribed in ink, foredge of first page browned, otherwise in very good, clean and legible condition. "Dear Sir, As I am a subscriber to the "Aéronaute" & possess a complete fyle [sic] of the work, I take the liberty of sending you a copy of the plans and specifications of a new flying machine or improvements in "Aerial Paddle Wheels" for which Mr. Chas Pagé & myself have obtained letters Patent. We simply claim that with the use of our invention we can so control a balloon in ascending or descending that there need be no loss of Gas or ballast. I would remark that the Paddles are so arranged that at least one on each side of the aerial car or submarine boat shall be at right angles. The arm which projects from the bearing-sleeve, to hold firmly the paddles at right angles to the car during a portion of their revolution, may be adjusted to different radial positions in order that the paddles shall present their flat surfaces to the resisting medium from above, below, in front &c. We are in search of a suitable motor of say three horse power to work our invention but have not found one as yet. Can we be permitted to ask you to recommend one to us that will combine the following excellencies, viz lightness, simplicity in construction and durability. Will you also kindly favor us with your ideas upon the best kind of balloon as regards to make & finish that you would recommend for our purposes. We want a balloon with a lifting capacity of 2500 or 3000 lbs. An estimate of the probable cost would also greatly oblige. I shall be most happy to remunerate you for trouble or expense you may incur on our account. We have applied through our representatives for a "Brevet" for France. I remain Dear Sir Yours Very Truly R. W. Cowan" Charles Pagé was a machinist and inventor. He had the idea to suspend a gondola below a balloon equipped with two propellers which would be made to turn by a hand crank located in the basket. These propellers were called "fans" or "paddles". Considered a remarkably new concept, at the time, Pagé is generally credited with being one of the earliest machinists to evolve the idea of using propellers in the air. By their use balloons could then be steered, instead of merely being subject to the winds. He formed an alliance with Richard W. Cowan, a Montreal merchant and flight enthusiast, who provided financial support. While they had hoped for a more aerodynamic cigar shape for their balloon, financial considerations forced a compromise use of the standard round form. On July 31, 1879, Cowan and Pagé flew The Canadian, the first balloon to be built in Canada, ascending from the Shamrock Lacrosse Grounds in Montreal. This letter reveals that Cowan was far more involved in the design than he had previously been credited. Most importantly, in the letter offered here, which was written over a year before their first flight, Cowan was attempting to source an internal combustion engine to power the crank propellers. In 1872 Paul Haenlein flew the first (tethered) internal combustion motor-powered balloon, but it was not until 26 years later, in 1898, that the first untethered airship powered by an internal combustion engine was flown by Alberto Santos Dumont. Cowan and Pagé acquired U.S. Patent No. 204,296, on May 28, 1878 for their "Aerial Paddle-Wheel."

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        La Muse à Bibi. Suivie de l'art de se conduire dans la Société des Pauvres Bougres par la Comtesse de Rottenville.

      Librairie des Abrutis, Paris 1879 - In-8 de 106 pp., demi-toile verte, couverture illustrée conservée, entièrement non rogné. Edition originale assez rare. Couverture illustrée par André Gill. « Recueil de douze à quinze cents vers surnaturalistes publiés en collaboration avec Louis de Grammont (.). C'est avant tout un livre bizarre, d'une étrangeté voulue. La note excentrique et faubourienne y est forcée à dessein ; cependant, parmi les extravagances et les trivialités, il s'y trouve des pages amusantes et des inspirations heureuses » (A. Lods). Vicaire III, 979. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fiji before Civilization ... Dawn of Civilization ... Advance of Civilization ... Glorious Result of Civilization

      [Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a "primitive" society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery department of Crystal Palace in 1879 and sold as novelty souvenirs to visitors. Other examples are known which have a panoramic view of the Crystal Palace as the central image. "A number of printing presses were in operation in the machinery department, striking off impressions of newspapers, and novelty items such as the present handkerchief, which no doubt belonged to a visitor who paid for the privilege to have his own printed souvenir, and witness at first hand the advances in printing on display." (Yale Center for British Art, catalogue entry for a handkerchief with a variant motif). The Fiji Islands had become a British crown colony in October 1874, and at each corner of the handkerchief is a stylised Union Jack. The friezes of humorous illustrations along each of the four sides represent the four different stages of the "civilising" process: 'Fiji before Civilization' is dominated by a terrifying horned cannibal giant rising from the sea and devouring humans; 'Dawn of Civilization' depicts Britannia dispensing articles of Western clothing, utilitarian objects and books; 'Advance of Civilization' shows the natives competing to own all of the newly available apparel and accessories, such as top hats and umbrellas; and 'Glorious Result of Civilization' presents a parade of outlandishly dressed native dandies, a little match-seller and a child pickpocket - stereotypes imported straight from the streets of nineteenth century London. Although it has been suggested that the design and printing of these "Fiji" handkerchiefs was sponsored by a missionary society, we believe this not to be the case: the illustrations and humour are far too impious, and aside from the cannibal's Satanic horns, there is no religious iconography, nor any chapel, Bible or depiction of the destruction of native idols to be seen. The illustrations are purely satirical, and would in no way have helped to promote the work of a missionary society.

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        The Grayling

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1879 - Colour printed lithograph on later mount. Image: 14 1/8 x 20 3/8 inches; mount: 20 x 26 3/4 inches. Among the finest 19th century images of American sporting fish Samuel A. Kilbourne, a native of Bridgetown, Maine, was an accomplished painter of natural history subjects when he decided, in 1858, to specialize in painting fish. He was extremely successful and, as the plates in this work testify, very proficient in his work. The Game Fishes. was his greatest accomplishment, and has been described as having 'the most beautiful fish plates published in this country' (Bennett). A reviewer writing in The Century magazine in 1882 wrote of Kilbourne's depictions: "Mr. Kilbourne has succeeded in a difficult task. He has succeeded in uniting in his delineation the accuracy in details of form and coloring required by the naturalist, with that freedom of style, delicacy of handling, and naturalness of surroundings demanded by the artist." The images are landscape portraits in native habitats, printed in color and mounted on card, suitable for framing. Bennett, p.65; McGrath, p.196; Litchfield 52; Brun G94; Nissen ZBI 1630; Howell 53-325; BMNH, p.973; Gee, p.91; Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria , p.107. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Spanish Mackerel

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1879 - Colour printed lithograph on later mount. Image: 14 1/4 x 20 5/8 inches; mount: 20 x 26 3/4 inches. Among the finest 19th century images of American sporting fish Samuel A. Kilbourne, a native of Bridgetown, Maine, was an accomplished painter of natural history subjects when he decided, in 1858, to specialize in painting fish. He was extremely successful and, as the plates in this work testify, very proficient in his work. The Game Fishes. was his greatest accomplishment, and has been described as having 'the most beautiful fish plates published in this country' (Bennett). A reviewer writing in The Century magazine in 1882 wrote of Kilbourne's depictions: "Mr. Kilbourne has succeeded in a difficult task. He has succeeded in uniting in his delineation the accuracy in details of form and coloring required by the naturalist, with that freedom of style, delicacy of handling, and naturalness of surroundings demanded by the artist." The images are landscape portraits in native habitats, printed in color and mounted on card, suitable for framing. Bennett, p.65; McGrath, p.196; Litchfield 52; Brun G94; Nissen ZBI 1630; Howell 53-325; BMNH, p.973; Gee, p.91; Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria , p.107. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sport in British Burma, Assam

      Chapman and Hall, London 1879 - and the Cassyah and Jyntiah Hills, with notes of sport in the hilly districts of the Northern Division, Madras Presidency. 1879 London. 2 volumes 253 & 230 pp, ill, incl colored plates. With information on weapons best suited for killng game in those regions. Fold out maps in front of both volumes.All edges marbled. One of the earliest works on sport in Burma and India. Hunting for tiger, bear, deer, rhino, buffalo and elephant and pig sticking. Scarce and elusive item usually not found in nice condition All of Pollok's books are popular yet difficult to find. In original printed and gilt cloth. VG+. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sentence of Death, The Following Sentence was Pronounced on Laban..

      1879. West Virginia, 1879. 17" x 10-3/4". West Virginia, 1879. 17" x 10-3/4" Broadside Relating to an 1879 Execution in Wayne County, West Virginia [Broadside]. [Trial]. [Walker, Laban T.(1879)]. Sentence of Death, The Following Sentence was Pronounced on Laban T. Walker, At the August Term (1879) of the Circuit Court of Wayne County, West Virginia, By Judge [S.D.] Ward. [Wayne County, WV: S.n., 1879]. 17" x 10-3/4" broadside. Single-column text below headline within ruled border. Light browning, vertical and horizontal fold lines, a few small holes with minor loss to text, some tears along fold lines, a few minded on verso with cellotape. $650. * Complete text of the death sentence pronounced by Judge Ward, an interesting text rich in biblical references. On August 21, 1878, Walker shot Patrick Nolan. In the following year Walker was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to hang. On November 28, 1879, an enormous crowd witnessed the execution. According to a commemorative article in the Wayne County News (February 7, 1924), the execution had a carnival-like atmosphere and was the only civil execution to occur in Wayne County. No copies located on OCLC.

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        A Treatise on Natural Philosophy. New Edition. Volume I [all published], Parts I and II.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879-1883. - New edition (1st ed., 1867). Original cloth. Front hinge of Vol. I slightly worn, else a Very Good set. A proposed second volume did not appear. 'Probably the most influential legacy of [Lord Kelvin's collaboration with Peter Guthrie Tait] on 'heavy mathematical work' was the production in 1867 of The Treatise on Natural Philosophy, which became universally known as 'T&T'. It was Tait's concern to have adequate textbooks for his students to support his lectures that led to the project that resulted in 'T&T' ' (Raymond Flood, 'Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy', in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten oder praktische Aesthetik. Ein Handbuch für Techniker, Künstler und Kunstfreunde.

      München. Friedr. Bruckmann's Verlag. 1878-1879. - Zweite, druchgesehene Auflage. 2 Bände. 25x18 cm. XLII, 490 S.; 4 Bl., 576 S. Mit 364 Holzschnitten im Text und 22 numerierte farbige lithographierte Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Band 1: Die textile Kunst für sich betrachtet und in Beziehung zur Baukunst. - Band 2: Keramik, Tektonik, Stereotomie, Metallotechnik für sich betrachtet und in Beziehung zur Baukunst. - Rücken verblasst. Lederecken berieben. Buchblöcke gebrochen. Erste 5 Bl. im 1. Band mit einer Knickspur in der oberen Ecke.

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        Poor Mary Stannard!, Full and Thrilling Story of the Circumstances.

      1879 - New Haven, 1879. Only edition. "The Most Mysterious of All the Cases Which have Baptized Connecticut in Blood" [Trial]. [Hayden, Herbert H. (b.1850), Defendant]. Stannard, Mary [1856-1878]. Poor Mary Stannard! Full and Thrilling Story of the Circumstances Connected with Her Murder. History of the Monstrous Madison Crime. The Most Mysterious of All the Cases Which have Baptized Connecticut in Blood. The Only True and Reliable Account. The Clairvoyant's Wonderful Story. New Haven: Stafford Print. Co., 1879. 47 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers with a woodcut portrait of Stannard. Faint fold lines, some wear to spine ends, a few small chips to edges, small dampstain to upper corner of front wrapper, some browning to text. A well-preserved copy. $850. * Only edition. "In 1879, the body of Mary Stannard, twenty-two, once the servant of Reverend Herbert H. Hayden, was found in one of Hayden's fields in Madison, Conn. Her throat was cut, her skull was fractured, and there was arsenic in her stomach. Stannard had spoken to several people about her recent pregnancy by Hayden, and explained that he was going to give her something to induce an abortion. She said also that she was planning to meet Hayden in the field to pick berries and discuss their future. Unable to account for himself during the time of the killing, Hayden was arrested after it was discovered that he had purchased an ounce of arsenic "to kill rats" the day of his former servant's death. At the three-month trial, a clairvoyant testified to the defendant's innocence, the first such incident in an American courtroom. A hung jury resulted in Hayden's release" (Nash). OCLC locates 12 copies, 2 in law libraries (University of Missouri, Yale). Nash, Encyclopedia of World Crime 1493. McDade, The Annals of Murder 449. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE NESTS AND EGGS OF BRITISH BIRDS

      George Bell and Sons, 1879. 2nd edn. 3 vols. Tall 8vo. Rebound in contemporary half morocco on marbled paper-laid boards, elaborately gilt tooled spines with bird motifs in six compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (boards lightly scuffed - otherwise a bright VG set). Pp. viii + 164 [&] iv + 164 [&] iv + 171, illus with all full page hand-coloured plates with tissue guards (some faint spotting on prelims, no inscriptions).

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        The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1879. Edited by his Sister Lady Trevelyan. 8 volumes, octavo (220 x 143mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary calf, dark green and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration gilt to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards gilt with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers and edges. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece. Spines ever so slightly rubbed, an excellent set. A particularly handsome set.

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        Ursprung, Aufleben, Größe, Herrschaft, Verfall und jetzige Zustände sämmtlicher Mönchs- und Klosterfrauenorden im Orient und Occident. Nebst der illuminirten Abbildungen von 77 verschiedenen geistlichen Orden.Weimar, Bernhard Friedrich Vogt, 1837-1839. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 21 full-page hand-coloured lithographs (including 2 frontispieces) and large folding table. Contemporary marbled boards.

      Colas 327; Hiler, p. 90; Lipperheide 1879 (without the supplement). First and only edition of an attractively illustrated history of monastic orders, both in Orient and Occident. The plates depict the monks and nuns from 77 different orders in their habit, making this work an interesting contribution to the history of costume. With publisher's advertisement in supplement and second volume. The supplement was also published as part of Biedenfeld's Geschichte und Verfassung aller geistlichen und blühenden ritterorden, a continuation of the present work. From the library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-1888), father of Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Spine slightly faded, some spotting. Fine set, complete with the often lacking supplement.

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        I): Vorarbeiten, Erd-, Strassen-, Grund- und Tunnelbau, sowie Construction der Stütz- und Futtermauern. II): Der Brückenbau. III): Der Wasserbau. 3 Bände in 7 Büchern.

      Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann 1879 - 1882, Leipzig - Gr.-8°. XVI,1099,(3) S. + Atlas mit (XII),58 Tafeln; X,424,VIII S. + 23 Tafeln; XVI,873,(3) S. + Atlas mit XV,(1),50 Tafeln; XVI,1158,(4) S. + Atlas mit 68 Tafeln. Halbfranzbände der Zeit. Handbuch der Ingenieurwissenschaften 1 - 3. - Einbänd beschabt und gering bestoßen; Atlasband von Bd. 3 am Kapital gering beschädigt; 1 Tafel lose; schönes Exemplar.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879,1880, 1881 Wisden Rebind without Covers or Ads

      Hi, This lot is three Wisdens bound as one an 1879 to 1881 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers or the adverts. The binding is very nice like the Pelham Warner books (it could be one from his set as Vol 5 on the binding), the book inside is very clean and well presented,

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        A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch

      George Hughes & Co, New York 1879 - frontis (portrait of the author), 124p. Light brown cloth. 18cm. Extremities rubbed (some show through at corners). Covers scuffing. Floral endpapers. Lightly browned. Foote was an African American evangelist who grew up in Schenectady and Albany where she became a member of the AME Zion Church. Her book is devoted largely to her religious thoughts and activities. Apparently a most uncommon later printing (or edition) of this work -- the first edition is generally regarded as having been printed for Foote in Cleveland by W. F. Schneider in 1879. OCLC lists only one holding (Columbia Univ.) of this uncommon 19th century Hughes edition. Most copies of the various 19th century editions that we have seen over the years do not include the frontis portrait of Foote. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Page Autograph Letter Signed

      Octavo. One leaf folded to make four pages. Removed from an album with a remnant on the very edge, very good. On the Lotos Club's 147 Fifth Avenue stationery, dated Nov. 9 [1879]. Brooks proposes an article to Elisha A. Buck, owner and editor of The Spirit of the Times, for their Christmas issue. The Spirit of the Times was an important sporting journal, and Buck was a noted sportsman. Journalist and author Brooks was a friend of Abraham Lincoln's, and wrote some of the earliest books of fiction about baseball including The Fairport Nine and Our Baseball Club. .

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

      [Greensburg, Pa: Tribune Press Pub. Co.], n.d. [Circa 1879].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-247 [248: printer's imprint], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. 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. Several early pages have a few copy edits in ink. Lettering on spine panel a bit dull (less that usual), a nearly fine copy. (#151804)

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        La colonisation Française en Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances; ... Paris, Challamel ainé (colophon: Nouméa, Imprimerie du Gouvernement), [1878/79]. Including : LEMIRE, Charles . Itinéraire kilométrique voyage à pied en N[ouve]lle Calédonie ... 1877.Nouméa, lithographed by Ernest Melin, [ca. 1878]. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to (22 x 17 cm). With 1 original photographic albumen print with a view of Nouméa; 3 (of 4) folding lithographed maps (1 tinted, 2 chromolithographed); 3 chalk lithographic views of indigenous New Caledonians by Ernest Melin (2 tinted); 2 lithographic illustrations; and 2 extra folding double-tinted lithographic plates. Bound with the wholly lithographic Itinéraire kilométrique : LXXIII pages on 37 leaves, also called for in the list of plates. The general map of New Caledonia is lacking. Later black goatskin morocco.

      De Indische gids 1 (1879), p. 672; not in Ferguson; Robert; Wantrupl. An extremely detailed guide book for French colonists travelling to and/or living on the island of New Caledonia or the surrounding islands, about 1600 kilometres east of Australia, by Charles Lemire (1839-1912), a French government official with responsibility for both telegraphy and colonization. Though the book was published in Paris the text and most of the plates, as well as the accompanying lithographic Itinéraire were printed in Nouméa in New Caledonia. It provides detailed information about both the voyage from France to New Caledonia and life in New Caledonia. The 73-page Itinéraire kilométrique bound at the end gives an extremely detailed itinerary for an 1100 kilometre walk around the perimeter of New Caledonia.Several pages with owner's stamp. Lacking the general map of New Caledonia. The world map has torn at the folds and been repaired with tape. The book and the Itinéraire bound with it are further complete and in good condition, some browning and with an occasional tear. An extraordinary source of information on New Caledonia ca. 1878.

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

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

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        Les rois en exil EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1879. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1879, 11x18cm, relié. - First edition on current paper, it has been printed a few leading copies in Holland paper. Bound in half morocco shagreen chocolate back with five nerves decorated with gilded coffered double fortified their centers golden figure Sarcey, marbled paper boards, light scuffs at the bottom of the first flat, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some snagging on the edges, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. A small loss or offense feet on pages 13 and 14. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que quelques Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré, légères épidermures en pied du premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques accrocs sur les tranches, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami Francisque Sarcey. Un petit manque sans atteinte en pieds des pages 13 et 14.

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        The Chronicles of Barsetshire. Collected edn. 8 vols.

      Chapman & Hall. 1879 Half titles, series titles, fronts & volume titles; sl. splash marks to vol. I of The Small House ... Uniformly bound in dec. dark olive green cloth; some occasional sl. rubbing, the odd mark. W.H. Smith embossed stamps. v.g.Sadleir, pp245-48, records the first volume as being dated 1878 with the remaining seven vols dated 1879. Copac records only two copies of the first collected edition and 3 further editions variously dated between 1878-94.Trollope was anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally comprising only six volumes as he did not regard The Small House at Allingham as one of the Barsetshire set, he consented to its inclusion at the request of the publishers.

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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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        Roland furieux

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1879. Fine. Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1879, 33,5x48cm, relié. - First printing illustrations of Gustave Doré, one of the 50 copies on Whatman. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Premier tirage des gravures de Gustave Doré, un des 50 exemplaires sur Whatman, illustré d'un frontispice et de 81 planches hors-texte. Reliure de l'époque en plein chagrin rouge, dos à cinq faux nerfs orné de caissons dorés, plats richement décorés de multiples encadrements (filets, large dentelle) dorés, large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Quelques très infimes frottements sur le bord des nerfs. Dernier livre illustré de Gustave Doré, Roland furieux a nécessité un long travail de préparation et peut être appréhendé comme une synthèse de tous les thèmes chers à l'artiste : cadres médiévaux, forêts, scènes de batailles, héroïnes à la beauté sublimée, ambiance fantastique...L'illustration de cet ouvrage était déjà évoquée en 1855 dans sa fameuse liste de jeunesse des grands classiques de la littérature mondiale qu'il souhaitait illustrer. Très bel exemplaire à toutes marges, très élégamment relié et exempt de toutes rousseurs.

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