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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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        The Land of Midian (revisited)

      London:: C. Kegan Paul & Co.. 1879. hardcover. 2 volumes. 8vo. xxviii, 338; vii, [1], 319, [1], ads. 31, [1] pp. 2. chromo-lithographic frontispieces by Thomas Keel, vol. I: 2 chromo-. lithographic plates (pp. 50, 176), 4 hieroglyphic plates, 2 pls.. (facing pp. 71, 320); vol. II: 2 chromo-lithographic plates (pp. 158,. 174), 4 pls. (facing pp. 156, 222), large folding map of Midian. (corner torn), index. Plate total: 16 pls. (6 chromo-lithographs, 10. black & white), 1 map. Original pictorial black-stamped orange/brown. cloth, beveled edges, with gilt title stamping on spines and covers,. neatly rebacked, preserving original spine and endleaves, all to. match; rubbed. Restoration by Bruce Levy. Bookplates of George. Merryweather. Very good +.. FIRST EDITION. Midian is a region roughly associated with northwestern Arabia, including part of Egypt, Sinai and the land neighboring the northern reaches of the Red Sea. Burton traversed Midian through a 600 miles journey, visiting ancient cities, seeking gold, finding evidence of crude oil, and studying the possibilities of mining, especially of gold mining. What they did find was copper, tin, lead, zinc, sulphur, chloritic slate, tourmalines, and turquoise. In addition “he spent much time examining ruins and ancient inscriptions, inquiring into local tribal customs, collecting botanical specimens, pickling reptiles and making collections of local insects and ‘other creeping things'.” – Farwell, p. 330. ¶ “All his life Burton had looked for gold: as a young student interested in alchemy, on convalescent leave in the Neilgiri Hill of India, in California and in Brazil. Gold never lost its fascination for him. Its allure increased as he grew older and this interest absorbed more and more of his time and energy.” – Farwell, p. 327. ¶ Casada 44; Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton, pp. 96-7. See: Byron Farwell, Burton, (1988), pp. 327, 330. . 2

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        An account of the petrological, botanical and zoological collections made in Kerguelen's Land and Rodriguez during the Transit of Venus Expeditions, carried out by order of her Majesty's Government in the years 1874-75.

      London, The Royal Society of London, 1879. Large 4to (29.7 x 23.1 cm). ix, 579 pp., 55 lithographed plates. Original embossed cloth. Gilt title (of the Philosophical Transactions Extra volume) on the spine.l A fine collection of studies, principally on the various zoological and botanical subjects relating to two remote and very little-explored islands in the Indian Ocean, but also on their geology, which was regarded to be deviant from the usual oceanic islands geology. Kerguelen has sub-Antarctic fauna and flora. The general botanical observations were made by Sir John Hooker, and five other botanists dealt with several taxonomical groups; the zoology part includes illustrated papers on birds by Bowdler Sharpe and Saunders, Mollusca by E. A. Smith, fish by Günther, Lepidoptera by Eaton, Coleoptera by Waterhouse, Collembola by Lubbock, etc., etc., etc.; The tropical Rodriguez material was treated by Balfour, Mitten, Crombie, Berkeley and Dicky (various botanical subjects), and the zoology by the aforementioned authors (e.g. Günther on Reptilia, Smith on Mollusca, Butler on Orthoptera, etc., etc.). Of special interested is a section on the extinct bird-fauna, including the osteology of the solitaire, by Newton, and again reptiles by Günther. Many new species are described and figured. One plate of a Kerguelen Island duck is hand-coloured. This is the complete Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Vol. 168 (Extra Volume), that is: it was published outside the normal series, and deals only with the above subjects. A list of works published by the Royal Society is pasted on the front pastedown. Unmarked. Spine a bit sunned, binding a trifle weak due to the heavy book block. A very good copy.

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        Théatre Henriette Maréchal La Patrie en danger

      Paris: G. Charpentier, 1879. xxiii, 297 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full 19th century burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with the bookplate of Leon Hennique to the front pastedown. The cloth showing just minor rubbing; nonetheless a fine copy. xxiii, 297 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Léon Hennique from Edmond de Goncourt. Hennique (1850-1935) was a novelist and playwright, and along with fellow author Alphonse Daudet, Edmond's executor. Hennique and Daudet set up according to Edmond's will the Académie Goncourt, which awards France's most prestigious literary prize. The Académie held its meetings in Hennique's own home for the first six years of its existence, and he served as its president from 1907-1912. A significant association.

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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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        La pitié suprême EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1879. Fine. Michel Lévy, Paris 1879, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Original edition. Binding half old red grief with some discreet restorations, back with five nerves, when tail, paper plates to the tank, and contreplats combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, red head, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by Victor Hugo Alphonse Daudet. Buffer library of Madame Daudet on the first guard. Victor Hugo is for Alphonse Daudet, like other writers of his generation, the undisputed master of arts Hall of Fame. His father figure sprinkles the works of Daudet, commonly called alongside those of Rousseau, Byron, Sand and Delacroix. If during childhood and youth Daudet, Hugo, exiled giant on his island of Guernsey, remains an unattainable ideal, "almost beyond humanity," Back in France allows him to meet him someday. Around 1875, shortly after the publication of his first works, Alphonse Daudet and Julia are well received in Hugo who now lives with Juliette Drouet. They therefore become intimate of the house until the poet's death. Victor Hugo is involved in the education of the young Léon Daudet, best friend grand-son of Hugo, George and later husband of Jeanne ephemeral. In his Memories of a literary circle, Julia Daudet evokes friendship of ten years with the "idol of all France poetic" "I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with power ferocity; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. [...] During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. » The friendship between the last great romantic writer and one of the masters of the early naturalist school reflects the sharpness of Victor Hugo who, at the height of his fame, and retains a special kind attention for the remote yet modern literature Hugo's lyricism. This dedication Hugo Daudet on a skilled, with The Pope and Religions and Religion, of "philosophical testament" by Henri Guillemin, symbolically resonates as a legacy by a devout follower of the political and moral responsibility of the writer. Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, sales Sickles (1990, IV, No. 1200) and Philippe Zoummeroff sale (2 April 2001). Gift extract of a literary circle by Julia Daudet: "How can we forget that first visit home, rue de Clichy, in the modest apartment so disproportionate to his glory, the idea we had of the glory that had filled palaces: He gets up the seat he occupied the fire in front of Madame Drouet, his old friend, (...) I am amazed at its size, but soon, when it will meet me and talk to me, I would find it very big, very intimidating. And this I felt so shy, I always try them in front of Victor Hugo, the result of this great admiration, respect it as an absent god, my parents instilled in me the genius of a poet. I will overcome never that trembling voice every time I answer his kind words, and I say astonish for nearly years to hear women, admitted to him, maintain their inner and their usual trivia. That night, when he had made me quite confused, Mrs Drouet, she said with a charming good grace - Here is the corner of the old and you are too young for us. But Victor Hugo will introduce you to his daughter, Mrs. Lockroy; alone has standing to that. And I was driving on the other side of the room, moderately large, though, but that was as divided in two by a table topped with a bronze elephant, very majestic, Japanese or Chinese, I think. It was enough to make two very distinct small groups that communicate easily, but without merging. At the time of his return, Victor Hugo was dazzling wit, many memories and told with an inexhaustible verve when the policy is not too invading his hospitable table. And grace in the home, what noble ways, what a beautiful smile grandfather in her hair I have gradually seen to blanch the snow eighty years I poets, all the poets attending this salon on Rue de Clichy, later the hotel Avenue d'Eylau. But here it was the change of place? There was like a step down in health, and in the spirit of good old man. Yet he always loved to entertain his friends, and the hospitality of this open house was not one of his charms least because, around the table, embellished with a piece by the two grandchildren of the Master, the guests were seeking their watchword in the eyes of the host, and he sometimes found a vein of memories so vivid, so picturesquely expressed, which remained blinded entire evening. M mo Drouet slowly growing old with him, sheltered under two snow bands, a somewhat theatrical elegance and quaint, until a ruthless evil dug his face so thin, made painful effigy has painted Bastien Lepage, who was to die prey to the same torture. In the recent times, the Master looked painfully, intimate dinners, that empty plate, that noble ravaged face. - Mrs Drouet, you do not eat, you must eat, have courage. Eat! She was dying. Did he know? Was he trying to delude himself the fine old so tough and strong, and who saw this companion from fifty years! In the large room where looks beautiful portrait of Bonnat, the paternal gesture, where the bust by David presides immensely; in the lounge, decorated with these striped multicolored tapestry that seemed strained to Dona Sol; in the garden come to the verandah by a flight of stairs two reappear Leconte de Lisle, Meurice and Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, smiling Banville, Flaubert and Goncourt conversing together, Mallarmé, Leon Cladel, Francois Coppe, Catullus Mendes, Clovis Hugues, shadows in a faded Eden; and Leon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre Elzéar, the tiny pink Ms Michelet offering a festive evening, and ambassadors, diplomats, Emperor of Brazil; painters, sculptors, and many politicians that I do not remember the names! Here the immediate impression that I drew one of those evenings when we visited, Alphonse Daudet and me, a snowy evening, where during the ride our horse fell three times across the Esplanade des Invalides: I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with ferocity of power; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. Alphonse claims that in a living room filled with all sorts of talents, of any age, a young man, the unknown author, the poet will ignored her female eyes beautiful it is. Catullus Mendes replied that he will initially unnoticed, and that all women will go to awareness: this seems true to me. Fortunately women do not have the eyes of their face, but those of the mind and heart. For the intellectual, the beauty of an artist, a poet does not count, it is the look of the thinker, the tormented face of the man who lives his feelings. They go to the talent, grief passes, they hardly thinking about physical beauty. Now one might reply that this is an ambitious sympathy they seek famous authors, but the other feeling, one that would attract to this tempting youth whose Alphonse speaks, seems less blameless. And I laugh to this claim of two charming conversationalists, generate, analyze us. But to say the woman is like saying the bird; there are so many species and genera, warbling and plumage are so different! During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. His beautiful white hair shading his fine head like two wings of a dove, and knots of her bodice following her sweet breath, almost resigned, old woman asleep. It was soon after this event took place the great manifestation of scrolling Paris Avenue d'Eylau, before the windows of the small room that became mortuary in May 1885 filled with roses and simply furnished, such as accounts, museum Victor Hugo, a part taken in the former apartment of the poet, Place Royale. Although suggestive, the old home of the Marsh, "and when you think that there Victor Hugo wrote almost all his historical plays one imagines the poet, opening, the morning hours that were familiar to him, this high window on hotels all equal and same style, around the square, and remembering tournaments, duels, walks and agitations of several generations disappeared under the shadow of these ancient and solid arcades and not keeping track of the fugitive humanity. We still had dinner at Victor Hugo week before his death. He tells us by entering paler than usual, the inflected approach: - I will soon go, I feel it; and then relying on the shoulder of George: No 'that' a long time ago that I would be gone. I have never forgotten the focus rather solemn and as prophetic those words, I was imbued with sadness and foreboding; I felt the dispersion of this unique center and could not re ever! " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin vieux rouge comportant quelques discrètes restaurations, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier peigné, couvertures conservées, tête rouge, reliure de l'époque. Très précieux envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Alphonse Daudet. Tampon de la bibliothèque de Madame Daudet sur la première garde. Victor Hugo représente pour Alphonse Daudet, comme pour les autres écrivains de sa génération, le maître incontesté du Panthéon des arts. Sa figure tutélaire parsème les œuvres de Daudet, fréquemment convoquée aux côtés de celles de Rousseau, Byron, Sand et Delacroix. Si durant l'enfance et la jeunesse de Daudet, Hugo, géant exilé sur son île de Guernesey, demeure un idéal inaccessible, « presque en dehors de l'humanité », son retour en France lui permet de le rencontrer enfin. Aux alentours de 1875, peu après la parution de ses premiers ouvrages, Alphonse et Julia Daudet sont ainsi accueillis chez Hugo qui vit désormais avec Juliette Drouet. Ils deviendront dès lors des intimes de la maison jusqu'à la mort du poète. Victor Hugo participe à l'éducation du jeune Léon Daudet, meilleur ami du petit-fils de Hugo, Georges et, plus tard, époux éphémère de Jeanne. Dans ses Souvenirs d'un cercle littéraire, Julia Daudet évoque leur amitié de dix années avec l'« idole de toute la France poétique » : « Je vois Victor Hugo au grand bout de sa table ;  le maître vieilli, un peu isolé, un peu sourd, trône avec des silences de dieu, les absences d'un  génie au bord de l'immortalité. Les cheveux tout  blancs, la tête colorée, et cet œil de vieux lion qui  se développe de côté avec des férocités de puissance ; il écoute mon mari et Catulle Mendès entre qui la discussion est très animée à propos de la jeunesse et de la célébrité des hommes connus  et de leur séduction auprès des femmes. [...] Pendant le débat on est passé au salon, Victor Hugo songe au coin du feu, et célèbre, universel et demi-dieu, regrette peut-être sa jeunesse, tandis  que Mme Drouet sommeille doucement. » L'amitié entre le dernier grand écrivain romantique et l'un des maîtres de l'école naturaliste naissante témoigne de l'acuité de Victor Hugo qui, au faîte de sa gloire, conserve une attention particulière et bienveillante pour la  littérature moderne pourtant éloignée du lyrisme hugolien. Cette dédicace de Hugo à Daudet sur une œuvre qualifiée, avec Le Pape et Religions et Religion, de « testament philosophique » par Henri Guillemin, résonne symboliquement comme le legs à un fervent disciple de la responsabilité politique et morale de l'écrivain. Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, vente Sicklès (1990, IV, n°1200) puis vente Philippe Zoummeroff (2 Avril 2001). Extrait de Souvenirs d'un cercle littéraire par Julia Daudet : " Comment oublier cette première visite chez lui, rue de Clichy, dans le modeste appartement tellement disproportionné à sa gloire, à l'idée qu'on se faisait de cette gloire qui eût comblé des palais : Il se lève du siège qu'il occupait au coin du feu, en face de Mme Drouet, sa vieille amie, (...) je suis étonnée de sa petite taille, mais bientôt, quand il va m'accueillir et me parler, je le trouverais très grand, très intimidant. Et cette timidité que je ressentis alors, je l'éprouverai toujours en face d Victor Hugo, résultat de cette grande admiration, de ce respect, comme d'un dieu absent, que mes parents m'avaient inculqué pour le poète de génie. Je ne vaincrai jamais ce tremblement de la voix chaque fois que je répondrai à ses paroles obligeantes, et je m'étonnerai pendant près de dis ans d'entendre des femmes, admises auprès de lui, l'entretenir de leur intérieur et de leurs futilités habituelles. Ce soir-là, quand il m'eut présentée, toute confuse, à Mme Drouet, elle me dit  avec une charmante bonne grâce : — Ici, c'est le coin des vieux et vous êtes  trop jeune pour nous. Mais M. Victor Hugo  va vous présenter à sa bru, Mme Lockroy;  lui seul a qualité pour cela. Et je fus conduite à l'autre bout de la  pièce, médiocrement grande, pourtant, mais  qui était comme séparée en deux par une  table surmontée d'un éléphant de bronze,  très majestueux, japonais ou chinois, je  pense. Il suffisait à faire deux petits groupements très distincts qui communiquaient  facilement, mais sans se confondre. A ce moment de son retour, Victor Hugo  était éblouissant d'esprit, de souvenirs nombreux et racontés avec une verve inépuisable, quand la politique n'envahissait pas  trop sa table hospitalière. Et quelle grâce  dans l'accueil, quelles nobles façons, quel  beau sourire de grand-père sous ses cheveux que j'ai vus peu à peu blanchir  jusqu'à la neige des quatre-vingts ans I  Les poètes, tous les poètes fréquentaient  ce salon de la rue de Clichy, et plus tard  l'hôtel de l'avenue d'Eylau. Mais là, fut-ce  le changement de place? Il y eut comme  une marche descendue dans la santé, puis  dans l'esprit du beau vieillard. Et pourtant,  il aimait toujours à recevoir ses amis, et  l'hospitalité de cette maison ouverte n'était  pas un de ses moindres charmes, car, autour  de la table, embellie en un bout par les  deux petits-enfants du Maître, les convives  cherchaient encore leur mot d'ordre aux  yeux de l'hôte, et lui-même retrouvait parfois  une veine de souvenirs si vivants, si pittoresquement exprimés, qu'on en restait ébloui  toute une soirée. M mo Drouet vieillissait doucement auprès de lui, abritée sous deux  bandeaux de neige, d'une élégance un peu  théâtrale et surannée, jusqu'au jour où un  mal impitoyable creusa ses traits si fins, en  fit l'effigie douloureuse qu'a peinte Bastien Lepage, qui devait mourir en proie aux  mêmes tortures. Dans les derniers temps,  le Maître regardait douloureusement, aux  dîners intimes, cette assiette vide, cette  noble figure ravagée. — Madame Drouet, vous ne mangez pas,  il faut manger, avoir du courage. Manger! Elle se mourait. Le savait-il?  Essayait-il de se leurrer lui-même le beau  vieillard si résistant et si fort, et qui voyait  partir cette compagne de cinquante années! Dans le grand salon où se penche le beau  portrait de Bonnat, au geste paternel, où le  buste par David préside immensément ;  dans le petit salon, orné de ces tapisseries  rayées et multicolores qui semblaient tendues pour Dona Sol ; dans le jardin rejoint  à la vérandah par un perron de deux marches  réapparaissent Leconte de Lisle, Meurice  et Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, le souriant Banville, Flaubert et Goncourt conversant ensemble, Mallarmé, Léon Cladel, François Coppée, Catulle Mendès, Clovis  Hugues, ombres dans un Eden évanoui ;  puis Léon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre  Elzéar, la toute petite Mme Michelet offrant  des roses un soir de fête, puis des ambassadeurs, des diplomates, l'empereur du  Brésil; des peintres, des sculpteurs, et tant  d'hommes politiques que je n'en sais plus les noms ! Voici l'impression immédiate que je traçai de l'une de ces soirées où nous nous  étions rendus, Alphonse Daudet et moi, un  soir de neige, où pendant le trajet notre  cheval tomba trois fois en traversant l'esplanade des Invalides : Je vois Victor Hugo au grand bout de sa table;  le maître vieilli, un peu isolé, un peu sourd,  trône avec des silences de dieu, les absences d'un  génie au bord de l'immortalité. Les cheveux tout  blancs, la tête colorée, et cet œil de vieux lion qui  se développe de côté avec des férocités de puis-  sance ; il écoute mon mari et Catulle Mendès  entre qui la discussion est très animée à propos de la jeunesse et de la célébrité des hommes connus  et de leur séduction auprès des femmes. Alphonse  prétend que dans un salon rempli de talents de  toutes sortes, de tout âge, un tout jeune homme,  l'auteur inconnu, le poète ignoré aura pour lui les  regards féminins s'il est beau. Catulle Mendès lui  répond qu'il restera d'abord inaperçu, et que toute  les femmes iront à la notoriété : ceci me paraît  plus vrai. Les femmes heureusement n'ont point  que les yeux de leur visage, mais ceux de l'esprit  et du cœur. Pour les intellectuelles, la beauté d'un  artiste, d'un grand poète ne compte pas, c'est le  regard du penseur, la physionomie tourmentée de  l'homme qui vit de ses sensations. Elles vont au  talent, au chagrin qui passe, elles ne songent guère  à la beauté physique. Maintenant on pourrait  répondre que c'est par une sympathie ambitieuse  qu'elles recherchent les auteurs célèbres, mais  l'autre sentiment, celui qui les attirerait vers cette  jeunesse tentante dont parle Alphonse, me paraît  moins avouable. Et je ris de cette prétention des deux causeurs  charmants, de nous classer, de nous analyser. Mais  dire la femme, c'est comme si on disait l'oiseau ; il  y a tant d'espèces et de genres, les ramages et les  plumages sont tellement différents ! Pendant le débat on est passé au salon, Victor Hugo songe au coin du feu, et célèbre, universel et  demi-dieu, regrette peut-être sa jeunesse, tandis  que Mme Drouet sommeille doucement. Ses beaux  cheveux blancs ombrant sa fine tête comme deux  ailes de colombe, et les nœuds de son corsage  suivant sa respiration douce, presque résignée, de  vieille femme endormie.   Ce fut bientôt après cette soirée qu'eut  lieu la grande manifestation de Paris défilant, avenue d'Eylau, devant les fenêtres  de cette petite chambre qui devint mortuaire en mai 1885, remplie de roses et  simplement meublée, telle que la représente, au musée Victor Hugo, une pièce  prise dans l'ancien appartement du poète,  place Royale. Bien évocateur, ce vieux logis du Marais,"  et quand on pense que Victor Hugo y composa presque toutes ses pièces historiques  on se représente le poète, ouvrant, aux  heures matinales qui lui étaient familières,  cette haute fenêtre sur les hôtels tous égaux et du même style, qui entourent la  Place, et se remémorant les tournois, les  duels, les promenades et les agitations  de plusieurs générations disparues sous  l'ombre de ces arcades anciennes et solides  et ne gardant pas trace de la fugitive  humanité. Nous dînions encore chez Victor Hugo la  semaine qui précéda sa mort. Il nous dit en  entrant plus pâle qu'à l'ordinaire, la démarche fléchie : — Je vais bientôt m'en aller, je le sens ;  puis s'appuyant à l'épaule de Georges : Sans  'cela' il y a longtemps que je serais parti. Je n'ai jamais oublié l'accent un peu  solennel et comme prophétique de ces  paroles, j'en fus pénétrée de tristesse et de  pressentiment; j'y sentis la dispersion de ce centre unique au monde et qui ne put se  reformer jamais !"

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        Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche (Human, All Too Human A Supplement: Mixed Opinions and Maxims)

      Chemnitz: Schmeitzner, 1879. First edition. Very Good +/none. The Second “Aphoristic” Work – the “Anhang” to Menschlisches NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche (Human, All Too Human A Supplement: Mixed Opinions and Maxims). Schmeitzner, Chemnitz, 1879. TP + [3]-163. Octavo. First Edition (Schaberg 31). There were approximately 350 copies of the first edition in the first issue state. The present work was conceived as an addendum to the previous book and it continues Nietzsche’s incisive observations and evaluations on any number of topics, once again presented in the famous aphoristic style that characterizes these works of Nietzsche’s middle period, the works for “free spirits.” Nietzsche saw this book so integrally as a continuation of the first Menschliches Allzumenschliches that he suggested to his publisher that it simply continue the pagination where the previous book had left off, though Schmeitzner persuaded him against the idea. The philosopher’s presentation of his insights in what appears at first glance as a random assortment of loosely related fragments was a strategic decision. Even though he viewed his era as a decadent one, in which a unitary world-view was difficult if not impossible, and that the philosopher of his day could at best hope to illuminate a few spaces neglected in the great systems of the past, he was also writing in self-conscious defiance of the great systems, the works of Kant, Hegel and Spinoza, trying to retrieve the danger of real thought from the lethargy of thinking in which every question is already answered by reference to the system before it is even posed. CONDITION: Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to restored spine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy. Lacking the advertisements. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Contemporary ½ morocco binding with gilt lettering to srestored pine. Decorative endpapers. Very good. This is a tight, very clean & beautiful copy. Lacking the advertisements.

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        Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates

      London: John Murray, 1879. First edition. Folding map, folding chart (pedigree of Arabian throughbred stock), illustrated. [xx], 346, [x] 283 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full tan calf, spine gilt, boards ruled with double fillet border, marbled endsheets and marbled edges. Some light traces of foxing. First edition. Folding map, folding chart (pedigree of Arabian throughbred stock), illustrated. [xx], 346, [x] 283 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Attractive copy of this classic of Arabian travel, with considerable information on the Arabian thoroughbred horse.

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        Geer's Hartford City Directory, for the Year Commencing July, 1879 [Twain]

      Elihu Geer, Hartford, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Spine working loose but still intact. Brown gilt-stamped cloth over boards, 332 pages, plus 3 pages of advertisements, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) listed on page 51, includes folding map of Hartford between pages 24 and 25, pages 165-216 are advertisements on colored paper. Covers stained, worn at corners, edges and spine ends, rear free end paper ripped out, end papers soiled, can see string of binding in some places, otherwise a clean copy and still fairly tight. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 1 oz. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011651. .

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        Etna. Eruzione e terremoti del Maggio-Giugno 1879. Fotografie fatte per incarico del R. Governo Italiano sotto la direzione del Prof. Orazio Silvestri.

      [Catania], A. T. Tagliarini, "1879" [1880]. Oblong folio, with 30 (of 33 or 34?) original albumen prints of slightly variable size, on average 17.5 x 32.0 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 19 x 24 cm (plates 23-24), all mounted on 24 (of 25) very large printed boards, each 48.5 x 56.8 cm and with a gilt frame of 29.2 x 39.1 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 20.4 x 25.8 cm (plates 23-24) with printed captions mounted, and printed captions on the boards. In marbled clamshell box with original printed labels on the front board recto and verso.l An excessively rare work with spectacular original photos of the 1879 double-eruption of Mount Etna. All gilt-captioned "Eruzioni dell'Etna" or "Terremoti successivi all'eruzione 1789", and with additional, explanatory captions laid on the negatives and thus part of the photos. The photos were made under very difficult circumstances, mainly due to the unstable terrain, heat and sulphurous damps. The author, Orazio Silvestri (1835-1890) was an Italian geologist and volcanologist. He graduated in Pisa in philology and literature. Later he devoted himself to the study of natural sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa, and for a time, he taught natural history at a high school in the same city. In 1862 he became assistant professor of industrial chemistry at the University of Naples. During that time he developed an interest in the geology and mineralogy of Mount Vesuvius, perhaps the most (in)famous volcano in the world. In 1863, he organized the first chemical laboratory of the University of Catania. The eruption of Mount Etna in 1865 turned his attention back to volcanology. Between 1874 and 1877 he was professor of chemistry at the Technological Industrial Museum of Turin. Then he returned to the University of Catania, to the chair of geology and mineralogy. He organized the new ‘Institute Volcanologico' and promoted the founding of the ‘Servizio geodinamico dell'Etna' with its purpose to observe and study the seismic and eruptive phenomena of the most famous Sicilian volcano. This 1879 publication deals with the May-June eruption and earthquakes which caused much damage. Very rare; OCLC reports only one copy, in the Biblioteca R. Malaroda in Torino. This copy is described as having three earthquake plates with, respectively, 4, 4, and 3 photos. Since the photos on our two plates are numbered 1-3, 5-7, 10 and 12, we assume that the Turino copy may not be complete either, and the total number should be 12. Some shelf wear to the boards, the photos all clean, with clear impressions. Except for the lack of the final earthquake leaf an excellent copy. The Cat. BM(NH) lists Silvestri's work on the later, 1886 eruption, but not this one. A. Pantanè (L'attività scientifico-operativa del prof. Orazio Silvestri a Catania), pp. 183-184.

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        Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].

      - Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Rivnác, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.l Magnificent and exceedingly rare work by the Czech geologist, palaeontologist, and ornithologist Antonin Fric, or, in German, Anton Fritsch (1832-1913) on the rich Permian and Carboniferous faunas of Bohemia. Fritch was professor of geology at the Polytechnikum in Prague, and founder and member of several natural history societies in Bohemia. "Professor Antonin Fric is considered by many to be the greatest Czech museologist, pedagogue and educationalist of the nineteenth century. He devoted his life to the Czech Museum (Museum of the Czech Kingdom, now the National Museum). From 1855, he was curator of the zoological collections. In 1864, he founded the Geological-Palaeontological Department and from 1871 was Professor at Prague University. In 1880, he was made Director of the Zoological and Palaeontological departments of the Museum. He travelled widely, including to Great Britain, the Mediterranean and the USA. His main works in zoology were monographs on European birds and Czech bats, fish and crustaceans. In palaeontology, he wrote on the stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Czech Upper Cretaceous, Carboniferous and Permian fauna. He also published several important books about the popularisation of geology and palaeontology" (the Edinburgh Geologist, 38). The Fauna der Gaskohle contains the description and fine illustrations of many early vertebrates, notably fish, amphibians, and reptiles, generally described from well-preserved specimens. The last volume deals with invertebrates, including many myriapods, several spiders, some insects, crustaceans, and bivalves. Fritsch introduced many new names, most of which still valid today. Fritsch himself published the work, clearly in low numbers, and over a long period of time, which explains its rarity, especially of complete copies in original bindings. The last volume has 1901 on the title page, but Horn-Schenkling dates it from 1899. The total numbers of text illustrations as given by Fritsch on the title pages, and the actual numbers do not match, because Fritsch also counted figures with a b-number. This set has a label on the front pastedowns stating "Presented to the Imperial College of Science Geology Department from the library of John Walter Gregory [name handwritten] 1934." Gregory (1864-1932) was a British explorer and geologist, perhaps best known for his survey of the Great African Rift Valley. He was the successor of Frederic McCoy as chairman of the Geology Department of the University of Melbourne, Australia. Slight rubbing to joints and spine ends, stamp in the top-margin of the title pages, a few light spots, otherwise a very good, clean set. Extremely rare in a complete state. We know of no auction records in the last 50 years. Only one complete set in modern binding has been listed in an antiquarian catalogue in the last four decades. Horn-Schenkling II(2), p. 89; Nissen ZBI, 1438.

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        Catalogue of the Library at Chatsworth

      [Compiled by James P. Lacaita]. 27 engraved vignettes of Chatsworth tipped-in. Four vols. Large & thick 8vo, orig. dark green cloth, (a few corners bruised), spines gilt. London: Chiswick Press, 1879. One of 200 sets only on regular paper (of a total edition of 250 copies). This rare catalogue stands as the best record of what is still Britain's finest private library, rich in incunabula, the classics, MSS., English literature, etc. The compiler has provided a history of the house and library which serves as the Preface. Nice set. A.L.s dated 14 July 1889 from Lacaita (1813-95), to Cecil George Savile Foljambe (1846-1907), politician and recipient of this copy (no. 173). Obituaries of Lacaita have been pasted on the front free-end paper of Vol. I. Bookplates of Foljambe, Major J.R. Abbey, and Charles Sebag-Montefiore.

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        The Story Without An End

      Sampson, Low, , Marston, Searle and Rivington, London 1879 - Bound in a Richly gilt decorative embossed green cloth. Illustrated with sixteen colour wood engravings by E.V.B., printed by Leighton Brothers. INSCRIBED BY ARTIST in a beautiful script ‘ For My dear Lady Leighton from E.V.B . July 1906’. In excellent condition. Lady Leighton 1841-1914 later called Lady Leighton Warren (1900-1914)Eleanor (1841-14 August 1914), married (1864) married Sir Baldwyn Leighton , MP 8th Baronet (1836-1897) of Loton Salop.Sister to poet Lord de Tably , John Byrne Leicester Warren, 3rd Baron de Tabley. Upon his death in 1895, her son inherited the title & estate, which Lady Leighton held in trust for him. She commissioned the artist Edward Burne Jones to design a stain glass window for the family memorial window in chapel on the estate. In 1900, after the death of her husband three years earlier she took the name Lady Leighton-Warren. For his book, titled ‘Flower Book’, Burne-Jones collected folk names of flowers from many sources, but the greatest number were provided by Eleanor Leighton, Lady Leighton Warren, who shared her "knowledge of the names and legends belonging to flowers". The ‘Flower Book’ designed by Edward Burne Jones & illustrated with 38 illustrations after watercolours, was published in 1905. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etna. Eruzione e terremoti del Maggio-Giugno 1879. Fotografie fatte per incarico del R. Governo Italiano sotto la direzione del Prof. Orazio Silvestri.

      - [Catania], A. T. Tagliarini, "1879" [1880]. Oblong folio, with 30 (of 33 or 34?) original albumen prints of slightly variable size, on average 17.5 x 32.0 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 19 x 24 cm (plates 23-24), all mounted on 24 (of 25) very large printed boards, each 48.5 x 56.8 cm and with a gilt frame of 29.2 x 39.1 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 20.4 x 25.8 cm (plates 23-24) with printed captions mounted, and printed captions on the boards. In marbled clamshell box with original printed labels on the front board recto and verso.l An excessively rare work with spectacular original photos of the 1879 double-eruption of Mount Etna. All gilt-captioned "Eruzioni dell'Etna" or "Terremoti successivi all'eruzione 1789", and with additional, explanatory captions laid on the negatives and thus part of the photos. The photos were made under very difficult circumstances, mainly due to the unstable terrain, heat and sulphurous damps. The author, Orazio Silvestri (1835-1890) was an Italian geologist and volcanologist. He graduated in Pisa in philology and literature. Later he devoted himself to the study of natural sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa, and for a time, he taught natural history at a high school in the same city. In 1862 he became assistant professor of industrial chemistry at the University of Naples. During that time he developed an interest in the geology and mineralogy of Mount Vesuvius, perhaps the most (in)famous volcano in the world. In 1863, he organized the first chemical laboratory of the University of Catania. The eruption of Mount Etna in 1865 turned his attention back to volcanology. Between 1874 and 1877 he was professor of chemistry at the Technological Industrial Museum of Turin. Then he returned to the University of Catania, to the chair of geology and mineralogy. He organized the new ‘Institute Volcanologico’ and promoted the founding of the ‘Servizio geodinamico dell'Etna’ with its purpose to observe and study the seismic and eruptive phenomena of the most famous Sicilian volcano. This 1879 publication deals with the May-June eruption and earthquakes which caused much damage. Very rare; OCLC reports only one copy, in the Biblioteca R. Malaroda in Torino. This copy is described as having three earthquake plates with, respectively, 4, 4, and 3 photos. Since the photos on our two plates are numbered 1-3, 5-7, 10 and 12, we assume that the Turino copy may not be complete either, and the total number should be 12. Some shelf wear to the boards, the photos all clean, with clear impressions. Except for the lack of the final earthquake leaf an excellent copy. The Cat. BM(NH) lists Silvestri's work on the later, 1886 eruption, but not this one. A. Pantanè (L'attività scientifico-operativa del prof. Orazio Silvestri a Catania), pp. 183-184. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Musique à Bordeaux. Revue Mensuelle. Seconde Année 1878 [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, dos à 4 nerfs, Chez Féret et Fils, Chez Ravayre-Raver, Bordeaux, 1879, 411 pp. avec 13 planches hors texte Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale de la seconde année de cette revue musicale, publiée par Anatole Loquin à partir de 1878. Voir également dans notre catalogue la Première Année (1877). Seules ces deux premières années furent publiées. Etat très satisfaisant (reliure lég. frottées, une pl. débrochés, manque la planche 8 des "Notions Elémentaires d'Harmonie Moderne", bon état par ailleurs). Diffusée à petit nombre, elle est aujourd'hui de la plus grande rareté. On y trouve, mêlés, à la fois d'importants articles de critique musicale, des comptes-rendus et des essais théoriques de qualité que tout le détail de la vie musicale bordelaise du temps. Français

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        The Dartmouth College Causes and The Supreme Court of the United States

      G. I. Jones and Company, St. Louis 1879 - This book is clean, tight, square and basically unmarked (there is a small name on the front paste down where there is also a very small book seller's paste down). It is lightly rubbed/bumped. The paper on the front hinge is split, but the hinge is tight and solid. The boards are covered in black cloth with gold titles on the spine. It has 469 pages with some very light toning, mainly at the edges. We have assumed first edition based same date and NAP. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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