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        The posthumous papers of the pockwick club

      William Nichols and Sons 1879 - 1 book (Complete) with very small print tight binding. No year but the collection this book was a part of, was brought into New Zealand in the late 1800, most books in this collection are dated 1879. This book is a rare complete compact version with a gold engraving of Mr Pickwick, as it was found in fist editions or reader club editions. See original photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sheng ü Siang Chai, or Chinese historical illustrations,

      Shanghai Tien Shih Chai 1879 - 8vo (20 x 13 cm), title, preface and text in English, unnumbered (approximately 200 leaves), lithographed illustrations throughout, a little marginal damp staining, and small worm track to blank upper margin of final few leaves, original publisher's gilt decorated green silk, green solander box, a very good example. A scarce publication from the pioneers of photolithography in China. COPAC lists 5 locations: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, V&A, and Bristol University. Annotations, with illustrations, of 16 codes of conduct proclaimed by emperor K'ang-hsi. The subjects include filial piety; fraternal love; concord in a neighbourhood, industry in agriculture; importance of learning; obligation to pay taxes; etc. The original edition dates from the time of the emperor and the present edition served two functions: to make the texts accessible to Europeans (to which end a brief explanation is attached to each illustration), and to demonstrate the skill of the printers in reducing the size of the illustrations without affecting their clarity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Game Birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon. [3 volumes]

      Published by A. O. Hume and C. H. T. Marshall 1879-1880, Calcutta - , Volume I, ii, 279 pages. Volume II, ii, 264 pages. Volume III, ii, 438 pages. 144 chromolithographed plates. Volumes I and II have black and white engraved title pages. Volume III has index and appendix to rear. Tipped in publisher's details to front of volume I and II. Decorative capitals and tailpieces. First Editions , some wrinkling to the cloth on the spines, slight wear to top and tail of spine, corners and edges, fore edge of one plate torn, pages clean and bright, very good condition , full green cloth, gilt titles to spines , quarto, 25 cm x 17 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eine Sammlung Erzählungen und Novellen 11. Band Leutkirch & Saulgau, 1879.

      OCLC-Nummer: 985421372 Einband beschädigt und löst sich langsam. Innen guter Zustand. Innen mit Widmung.

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        Röda rummet. Skildringar ur artist- och författarlifvet af August Strindberg.

      - Stockholm; Jos. Seligmann, 1879. Originalupplaga. 19x12,5 cm. 360 s. Senare rött halvklotband (Wilh. Johanssons bokbinderi, Uppsala) med ryggetikett i grönt skinn, marmorerade pärmpapper och försättsblad. Omslaget medbundet. Med Anders Ollfors' exlibris. Aningen snedläst. Ett svagt veck i yttermarginalen på s. 343 och framåt. Ett fåtal blad med hörnveck. Fint ex. Första tryckningen med "doter" på s. 70. Välbevarat exemplar av Strindbergs genombrottsroman som spelade en viktig roll för den moderna litteraturens genombrott i Skandinavien. Zetterlund I:11.

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes.

      2 vols. London: Mackenzie [1879]. With textual illustrations and 41 colourplates depicting each species drawn from nature by A.F. Lydon together with textual engravings, all with tissue guards. Folio. XXVI + 204 pp. Well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in contemporary halfleather with goldprint on the weakly faded spines. * One of the most beautiful late Victorian books on British fishes. The excellent plates are by Frank Lydon who also drew the plates for Couch's work on fishes. The book treats the natural history of various species of fishes, amongst which are many salmons, that are known to occur in the rivers, lakes, and ponds of the British Isles. "The high sales figures achieved by many popular Victorian natural history books were largely proportional to the quantity and quality of the pictures in them. Victorians, too, liked pretty pictures... without A.F. Lydon's colour-printed plates, few would have been willing to discover what natural curiosities the Rev. W. Houghton and his offspring encountered on their walks in the country and by the seaside" [Dance p. 206].

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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. [Powell's Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region].

      the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1879 - Washington, the Government Printing Office, quarto, xvi, 195 p., two text maps of Great Salt Lake, and three large folding colored maps. ***CONTENT: This treatise was published as part of Powell's Government survey of the Rocky Mountain region. The purpose of this report was to determine lands suitable for grazing and agriculture, as well as to document water resources and irrigable areas, with a view to encouraging settlement of the vast public territory in the west. The work includes chapters by J.G. Gilbert, C.E. Dutton and others. Early chapters describe timber resources, pasture lands, water supply, irrigable lands, farming practices, rainfall amounts, etc. Later chapters provide specifics in various drainage areas: Great Salt Lake (Bear, Jordan and Weber Rivers and tributaries), Sevier River Valley, the Colorado River drainage basin (Green, Grand, Uinta, Paria, San Juan, and Virgin Rivers, etc.), and more. Loosely inserted in a map pocket are three colored maps: 1) "Map of Utah Territory, representing the extent of irrigable, timber and pasture lands", etc., unfolding to 38.5 by 30.5 inches. This splendid map shows the populated regions of the Territory, and displays farm, forest, and pasture lands in three vibrant colors. Wagon roads, rail lines, forts, towns and other cultural features are fully detailed; topography is exquisitely shown via fine hachures. 2) "Map of the U.S. showing Land Grants to Railroads and Wagon Roads", etc., unfolding to 30 by 22 inches. This map outlines in color the various Government Land Grants made throughout the west and mid-west to encourage transportation and commerce. 3) "Rain chart of the United States", etc., unfolding to 30 by 22 inches. This map, by Charles A. Schott, shows rainfall amounts nationwide using isohyetal lines and four shades of blue. Map lithography by Julius Bien, New York. ***CONDITION: This is a fully complete, near Fine copy in the original blind-ruled brown cloth, with original gilt-lettered backstrip. The covers are well preserved, showing only light wear to the extremities; backstrip gilt lettering clear and legible. Joints and hinges starting but strong, binding very firm. The text pages are pristine: fresh, clean and bright. The maps are unusually well preserved: the paper is supple and not brittle (as typical); the colors are bright, and there are only a few tiny splits at fold junctions. The Utah map has a bit of tanning along one fold and archival repairs on the verso, but otherwise it is very clean, near Fine and handsome (see photo). No evidence of previous ownership. This is one of the best copies of this scarce, important publication that I have seen. BMNH 2173. Prime 58. Nickles 841. Schmeckebier 42. International shipping will be extra for this volume, but only at my cost. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tewsik Pascha, der neue Chediw von Ägypten." //

      1879 - (Wood-engraving); teilkolorierter Holzstich; 15 x 12 cm // Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. In good state

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        Hoja de servicios de Don Manuel Rodríguez Martín en el Cuerpo de Auxiliares de Oficinas de Marina

      - S/imp. S.l., 1879. 33 cm. s/p La mayor parte del texto es manuscrito. Enc. en piel con estampados dorados, cantos rojos. . Se describe su hoja de servicios en el Cuerpo de Auxiliares de Oficinas de Marina, desde su ingreso como marinero de segunda clase en 1879 procedente de la Primera Reserva de Marinería hasta la categoría de Jefe de Administración Civil en 1911. En el historial se describen algunos de los hechos más destacables de su servicio en la Armada así como su vida civil. A destacar sus méritos por laboriosidad en las oficinas en sus primeros años, su desempeño accidental interino del cargo Auditor General en Cádiz en 1889, su nombramiento como socio del Liceo Literario de granada en 1893, su nombramiento como escribiente de primera dadas sus dotes en letras en 1896, la concesión de la cruz de plata con distintivo blanco por la elaboración del título La Marina en la Guerra de la Independencia en el año 1900, su nombramiento como académico por la Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Sevilla en 1905, su nombramiento como comisionado para el estudio y reforma de la Estadística de Marina en 1906, y la aprovación de la encomienda ordinaria de Alfonso XII que lleva annexa la categoría de Jefe de Administración y el tratamiento de señoría en 1911. En la última entrada de esta hoja de servicios consta su defunción en 1914. Junto a la Hoja de servicios presentamos una carpeta con los siguietes documentos, la mayor parte manuscritos: (I) Nombramientos. 8 doble hojas de nombramientos de M. R. M. firmados y con los sellos oficiales correspondientes. (II) Conducta en un bufete de procurador. 4 hojas manuscritas manuscritas en papel sellado. (III) Conducta particular. 2 h. manuscritas en papel sellado. (IV) Distinciones fuera del servicio. Correspondencia de la Real Academia de Ciencias morales y políticas (7 cartas manuscritas). Clases nocturna del centro obrero de San Fernando. 1 h. Real Academia sevillana de Buenas Letras. 1 h. manuscrita. Círculo de San Fernando. 1 h. manuscrita . Alcaldía constitucional de Motril. 1 h. manuscrita. Sociedad económica gaditana de Amigos del País. 1 h. manuscrita. Academia gaditana de ciecias y artes. 1 h. manuscrita. Comisión provincial del Museo Arqueológico. 1 h. manuscrita. Círculo "Artes y Oficios de San Fernando". Secretaría. 1 h. manuscrita. Círculo de Artes y oficios. Tarjeta firmada. Alcaldía de san Fernando. 1 h. manuscrita. Biblioteca municipal. Lobo San Fernando. 1 h. manuscrita. Ayuntamiento Constitucional de Motril. 1 h. manuscrita. Alcaldía de San Fernando. 1 h. manuscrita. Ateneo de Cádiz. Juegos florales. Postal. Académico correspondiente de la de Ciencias morales y políticas. 1 h. manuscrita. Círculo mercantil y agrícola. Motril. 1 h. manuscrita. Biblioteca de S.M. Carta mecanografiada y firmada. Columna infantil de Marinería. Cádiz. Carta mecanografiada y firmada y una manuscrita. Sociedad económica gaditana de amigos del país. Carta manuscrita. Real Sociedad económica de amigos del país de la provincia de Granada. 4 h., tres de las cuales manuscritas. Concesión de la placa de la Academia Hispano-Americana. Con una tarjeta de Eduardo de Ory, manuscrita. (V) Distinciones de mis compañeros que nunca hubieran hecho. 4 hojas con autógrafos y 4 hojas manuscritas con sello de Asociación de oficinas de socorros de cuerpo de Marina manuscritas. Un folleto impreso: Asociación de socorros mutuos del Cuerpo de Auxiliares de las oficnas de Marina. Reglamento. Imp. Antonio Marzo. Madrid, 1903. 29 p. (VI) Boletines y gaceta que me afectan. Gaceta de Madrid Too I. pág. 607. 1906. Boletín oficial. 1906. 10 h. (VII) Certificaciones de servicios, mérito y conducta desde el año 1879. 5 hojas manuscritas y Guía para que mi familia reclame la pensión 4 h. manuscritas. (VIII) Insuficiencia en oposiciones y juicios de los jefes. 16 dobles hojas manuscritas sobre papel sellado y todas firamdas por miembros del cuerpo de Marina que certifican las aptitudes de M.R. M. (José Vignote y Blanco, Juan Labarta [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Facsimile of the Autograph Letter of Abraham Lincoln, President of the U. S. , to Gen. Henry H. Sibley of Minnesota with ALS by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley

      Boston: Heliotype Printing Co.. 1879. Pamphlet. 3-page facsimile letter written by Abraham Lincoln December 6th, 1862 to Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley. Bi-fold letter 7 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches is toned along edges and had been folded into sixths. Several tears at folds and light soiling on verso. Older archival tape attaching the two leaves plus three pieces of framers tape at edges. Facsimile document apparently pulled from wrappers as published and later framed. Eleven manuscript notes in pencil are along side the phonetic names of the condemned Indians from unknown hand. Lot also includes ALS by Sibley measuring 5 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches with center fold and two pieces of framer's tape at top and bottom edge. Lincoln letter documents the presidential order for the largest mass-hanging in United States history, when 38 Sioux and Sioux half-breed Indians were executed at Mankato, Minnesota, December 26, 1862 for their part in the Sioux Outbreak of 1862. 303 Indians were condemned to death by a shoddy military commission but the president's approval was required before any execution could take place. In the midst of the American Civil War, President Lincoln reviewed the military commission record of each condemned prisoner before finally choosing thirty-nine (one Indian received a last-minute reprieve) Indians for execution. Lincoln stated that he only wanted to execute those found guilty of rape or murder, not merely participation in the uprising. The mass execution took place on December 26, 1862 with the mass gallows constructed upon the Main Street of Mankato, MN directly opposite the jail. At an executive council meeting of the Minnesota Historical Society of June 12, 1876, Henry Sibley suggested that the "celebrated manuscript order" be lithographed and distributed. This being a copy of that facsimile, of which six are known to exist today, according to OCLC, (January 2018). The Sibley ALS dated July 9th, 1889 is in response to a request for an autograph of President Lincoln. Sibley replies that, "I have none such, except where affixed to official documents. Truly Yours, H. H. Sibley. " A modern copy of a hand colored print titled "Execution of the Thirty-Eight Sioux Indians At Mankato Minnesota December 26, 1862 is included. ; 3 pp .

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        Röda rummet. Skildringar ur artist- och författarlifvet af August Strindberg.

      Stockholm; Jos. Seligmann, 1879. Originalupplaga. 19x12,5 cm. 360 s. Senare rött halvklotband (Wilh. Johanssons bokbinderi, Uppsala) med ryggetikett i grönt skinn, marmorerade pärmpapper och försättsblad. Omslaget medbundet. Med Anders Ollfors' exlibris. Aningen snedläst. Ett svagt veck i yttermarginalen på s. 343 och framåt. Ett fåtal blad med hörnveck. Fint ex. Första tryckningen med "doter" på s. 70. Välbevarat exemplar av Strindbergs genombrottsroman som spelade en viktig roll för den moderna litteraturens genombrott i Skandinavien. Zetterlund I:11.

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        Jordani Bruni Nolani Opera Latine Conscripta. Faksimile-Neudruck der Ausgabe von F. Fiorentino, F. Tocco und anderen, Neapel und Florenz 1879-1891.

      ca. 300 S. 18,5 cm, Ganzleinen mit Klarsicht-Schutzumschlag (mit kleinen Läsuren), sonst mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, sehr guter Zustand.

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        Die Amerikanische Nordpol-Expedition.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann 1879; EA; ca 25x17 cm; XX, 647 (1) Seiten mit zahlreichen Holzschnittillustrationen, Diagrammen und 1 farbigen Karte; Originalleinwandeinband mit Deckeltitel und Deckelvignette (Einband minimal bestoßen, Name auf Vorsatz, kleiner Stempel auf Vortitelseite, ein mehrfach gefaltetes Diagramm etwas stockfleckig, Rückseite der Karte etwas stockfleckig, die Karte mit kleinem, sauber restauriertem Randeinriss; sonst sehr gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Polargebiete

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        Bulletin de la société Héraldique et Généalogique de France. I° année, 10 Janvier 1879 - 25 novembre 1879, nn. 1-22. 2° année, 10 Janvier 1880 - 25 novembre 1880-1881, nn. 1-22. Troisième volume, 3° année, 10 Janvier 1882 - 25 novembre 1882, nn. 1-22. Quatrième volume, 6° année, 10 Avril 1884 - ? (dal n. 12 del 25 Février 1885 scompare la data e la numerazione è doppia), nn. 1-22. Cinquième volume, 7° année, Janvier 1886 - Décembre 1886. Sixième volume, 8° année, Janvier 1887 - Novembre et Décembre 1887.

      Aux Bureaux de la Société héraldique et généalogique de France 1879-1887, Paris - In 8, pp, 750 circa a volume. Rilegat. m. pergamena, angoli, due tasselli e oro. Rarissime fiorit. sparse.

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        Two Of Us (Novel About Independent Female Woodworker)

      New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1879. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Viii, 9-217 + 6 Pp Carleton Catalog At End, Dated 1879. Brown Cloth, Stamped In Black, Light Blue Endpapers. Inscribed By The Author To Her Grandfather, Rev. Herman Halsey, Also With Ownership Signature Of Minnie Halsey At Top Of Preliminary Blank. Semi-Autobiographical Midwestern Novel About A Young Woman Who, Like The Author, Eventually Makes Her Living Working In Wood. Scarce; Worldcat Shows Only Four Institutional Holdings. Very Clean, No Fading, Wear At Corners With A Few Tiny Frays At Lower Corners, Hinges Tight, No Stains, No Other Marks.

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        Vue de Pourville (près de Dieppe)

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado en ángulo inferior derecho a lápiz. Sello en seco: Ed. Sagot / Editeur / París. Filigrana "Arches". Tiraje: 20 de 55. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte Papel vitela con filigrana Grabador/Engraver: Roig i Cisa, Pau Dibujante/Draw Artist: Roig i Cisa, Pau 1930 Altura papel/Paper height: 280 Anchura papel/Paper width: 440 Altura plancha/Plate height:188 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 325

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        A vintage full-plate albumen paper photograph (160 × 207 mm) of a large group of Narrinyeri at Point McLeay, Lake Alexandrina, South Australia [late 1870s]

      Unmounted as issued; in fine condition. The frontispiece of George Taplin's 'The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines' (1879) is a mounted original photograph captioned 'A Camp of the Narrinyeri, Lake Alexandrina'; it is a familiar view, not least because of its publication in this book. The photograph offered here is very rare by comparison, yet it would appear to have been taken only a little further along the shoreline of the lake, probably on the same occasion. Captain Samuel White Sweet (1825-1886), sea captain, surveyor and photographer: after he was censured when his ship ran aground in 1875, he 'retired from the sea, opened a photographic studio in Adelaide and concentrated on landscapes. With his horse-drawn dark room he travelled through South Australia taking hundreds of skilful pictures of the outback, stations and homesteads. The colony's foremost documentary photographer of the 1870s, in the early 1880s he was one of the first to use the new dry-plate process' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography').

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        The Europeans. A Sketch

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879 [but 1878]. First American Edition, published less than one month after the London edition, one of only 1500 copies. 8vo: [2],281,[1]pp. Publisher's dark green finely woven cross-ribbed cloth (Kelly green and terra-cotta were also used, no priority known), spine stamped in gilt, covers framed in blind, edges beveled, chocolate-brown coated end papers. An exceptionally Fine example, square, tight, and probably unread. BAL10537. Edel & Laurence A7b. The Europeans first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly for July-October 1878, after which James made numerous minor revisions for the first book publication. "The Europeans is the last work of Henry James's early period. . . . [showcasing] the cultural differences and engagements between the Old World, as it was fading into eventual democracies, and the New World, as it was poised to take a prime spot on the world stage. . . The Europeans received (and still receives) mixed reviews as to its quality compared to the rest of James's works. He himself called it "shallow," in response to his brother, William's, judgment. Yet many critics and readers view it as the finest of his works, showing the interweaving of cultural themes" that predominate his later writings. (enotes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Very Fine.

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        Physiologie du Goût. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, Jouaust 1879 - Avec une Préface par Ch. Monselet. Eaux-fortes par Ad. Lalauze. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition sur grand papier tirée à 210 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°134) un des 170 sur papier de Hollande, avec une SUITE complète des eaux-fortes sur CHINE, reliée en regard des illustrations dans le texte. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles - 1879 - XVI, 296 et 320 pages. Portrait frontispice de Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin par Lalauze et gravé par Jouaust. Très belle reliure demi-maroquin prune à coins signée H. Blanchetière. Dos à nerfs aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Richement orné de dorures. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Filet doré bordant les plats. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Bel exemplaire, très bien relié. Format in-8°(22x14). Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, avocat et magistrat de profession, est un gastronome et un auteur culinaire français. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Physiologie du Goût. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1879 - Avec une Préface par Ch. Monselet. Eaux-fortes par Ad. Lalauze. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles - 1879 - XVI, 296 et 320 pages. Portrait frontispice de Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin par Lalauze et gravé par Jouaust. Ex-libris Froissart. Complet & Contrôlé. Très belle reliure demi-maroquin brun à coins signée Canape. Dos lisse orné et doré. Tête dorée. Filet doré bordant les plats. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Bel exemplaire, très bien relié. Format in-12°(18x11). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les deux pins (Pay. d?Espagne)

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado y fechado a lápiz en ángulo inferior derecho. Sello en seco: Ed. Sagot / Editeur / París.Tiraje: 17 de 35. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Roig i Cisa, Pau Dibujante/Draw Artist: Roig i Cisa, Pau 1931 Altura papel/Paper height: 165 Anchura papel/Paper width: 249 Altura plancha/Plate height:96 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 183

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        Antiquités Canariennes ou Annotations sur l'origine des peuples qui occupèrent les Iles Fortunées, depuis les premiers temps jusqu'à l'époque de leur conquête.

      Paris, E. Plon et Compagnie, 1879. - in-4. 2ff. 251pp. 1f. 20 planches hors-texte dont 9 en couleurs et 1 à double page. Demi-basane moderne (couverture imprimée conservée, avec des réparations). Edition Originale de cet important ouvrage sur les Iles Canaries du géographe et naturaliste marseillais Sabin Berthelot (1794-1880) qui passa une grande partie de sa vie dans l'archipel. Il y réalisa notamment plusieurs études d'histoire naturelle et d'ethnographie, parmi lesquelles le présent ouvrage qui est une étude archéologique des différents peuples qui habitèrent les Canaries. Divisé en quatre parties, il contient notamment des remarques sur les langues et les alphabets de ces populations primitives. Plusieurs antiquités canariennes, vestiges de ce passé, sont analysées en détail. Elles sont représentées sur 19 lithographies à la fin de l'ouvrage où l'on trouve également un "tableau comparatif des anciens caractères graphiques, d'après les langues et écritures en usage dans l'Asie occidentale et le Nord de l'Afrique". Très bon exemplaire. Palau, 28451. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aegypten in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstlern.

      Stuttgart und Leipzig, Hallberger, 1879 - 1880.. 2 Bände. Mit zahlreichen teilweise ganzseitigen Holzstichabbildungen und 2 farbigen Karten. VI, 387; XII, 432 S. HLdr.-Einbände d. Zt. mit geschnitzten Holzdecken und auf Samt aufgelegtem Messing-Supralibros (Krone eines nichtitulierten Adels und verschlungenes Monogramm). Mit insgesamt 3 (von 4) Messing-Schließen. Folio. Rümann 144; Ibrahim Hilmy I, 205; ADB LV, 469; Kainbacher I, 45. - Die zwar schön illustrierte, aber außerordentlich häufige Beschreibung des Ägyptologen Ebers hier in ungewöhnlichen und prachtvollen Einbänden. - Rücken etwas berieben und unten bestoßen. Das Holz teilweise mit oberflächlichen Spannungsrissen, die Platten sind aber fest und nicht angebrochen.

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        Et Dukkehjem. Skuespil i tre akter.

      København, 1879. 8vo. 180 s. Originalt grønt, rikt dekorert helsjirtingbd., helt gullsn., lilla lesesnor. Ørliten slitasje på falser og kapitéler, n. fjernet fra fribl.. . Sch/R bindvariat A.

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        Applications de la Lumiere Electrique a la' Art Militaire et la Marine.

      (Paris), 1879. Folio (52 x 40 cm). In contemporary full cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front board. 10 large (28 x 22 cm) and 2 smaller (10 x 10 cm) original photos depicting mobile searchlight, all mounted on grey cardboard. 10 full page and 5 double page techincal diagrams, all mounted on grey cardboard. Title-page lacking upper and lower left corner. Title-page with traces after having been folded. 4 leaves with tears to the grey cardboard, only affecting one diagram. Photos and diagrams fine and clean. 30 ff. ¶ Exceedingly rare commercial catalogue, constituting one of the very earliest works on the military application of the electric light and electricity in general, by manufacture and distributor L. Sautter, Lemonnier & Cie primarily known for their work in lenses for lighthouses (Constructeurs de Phares lenticuleurs et de Machines de Gramme). The present publication predates the famous 1884 Geneva conference, in which the use of electric light for military use was formally endorsed, by five years. World War I was the first major war to "benefit" from technological advances in electrical power.The first searchlight with an optical lens made by Louis Sautter had illuminated the Champs-Elysées in honor of Napoléon III in 1867. It lit the whole upper terrace of the Arch de Triomphe and by the end of the 1800s searchlights had become one of the major parts of Sautter's business. It was, however, not until the beginning of the 1880ies many experiment, both theoretical and practical, were conducted in regard to military use of the so-called "mobile electric searchlight wagon" - a large mobile lantern to lit up the battlefield, both during battle and after to collect the dead and wounded. "The chief problem with the mobile searchlight, apart from its unreliability, was its impractibility. It required regular terrain on which to move and a completely vanquished army, so as to ensure that the light was not destroyed by enemy rifle fire. Mundy [reporter] reported with enthusiasm that the French ministry of war had bought thirty-five of these machines from Sautter Lemonnier and that the German army had acquired its own version from Siemens; he considered the latter inferior because it was less mobile. The 1884 conference formally endorsed this innovative use of electric light and urged the appropriate military authorities to permit its use in future wars." (Hutchinson, Champions of Charity: War and the Rise of the Red Cross)Paul Lemonnier, a civil engineer, became a partner in the already existing business of Sautter in 1870. The company then became known as Sautter, Lemonnier and Cie. The factory of Sautter and Lemonnier manufactured all of the various types of devices relating to lighthouses and to sound signals. Beginning in the 1860ies Sautter started the study of the use of electricity and the arc lamp for lighthouse illumination. When Lemonnier joined the firm they began to work closely with the Gramme and De Meritens companies who produced electrical generators and Sautter, Lemonnier sold the generators for use in lighthouses. Sautter would later take over production of the Gramme generator.

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects

      Boston: L. Prang and Company, 1879. Leather bound. Very good. 2 vols.: ix, 192; 200 p. 27 cm. 48 chromolithographic plates in each volume. Green half leather. New spine labels. Board reattached. The author was founder of "Meehan's Monthly" and editor of "Gardener's Monthly." These are the first two volumes in a set of four. Beautiful plates by Austrian-born watercolour painter Alois Lunzer who specialised in botanical illustrations. The publisher, Louis Prang, is best known as the "father of the American Christmas card" but was also a general printer and lithographer.

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        The Scientific Papers of Charles Wheatstone. Published by the Physical Society of London.

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1879. - FIRST EDITION. xiii, 380 pp; 21 plates (1 folding) + 2 unnumbered folding plates; text figs. Original cloth. Lightly marked ex-library, else Very Good. 'Most of Wheatstone's published papers are listed in Royal Society Catalogue of Scientific Papers, VI, 343-344, and VIII, 1227-1228. Almost all of them are in The Scientfic Papers of Sir Charles Wheatstone (London, 1879), published by the Physical Society of London' (D. S. B. XIV: 290). Includes Wheatstone's first paper, 'New experiments on sound' (Annals of Philosophy 6, 1823, pp. 81-90), as well as 'Description of the kaleidophone, or phonic kaleidoscope: A new philosophical toy, for the illustration of several interesting and amusing acoustical and optical phenomena' (Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and Art 23, 1827, 344-351), 'On the Transmission of Musical Sounds through Solid Linear Conductors, and on Their Subsequent Reciprocation' (Journal of the Royal Institution 2, 1831; pp. 47-63 in this volume), 'An account of some experiments to measure the velocity of electricity and the duration of electric light' (Phil. Trans., Vol. 124, 1834, pp. 583-591), and his 1843 Bakerian Lecture that popularized the 'Wheatstone Bridge' first described by Samuel Hunter Christie (1784-1865), 'An account of several new Instruments and Processes for determining the constants of a Voltaic Circuit' (Phil. Trans., Vol. 133, pp. 303-327). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le parc aux chevaux

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado en ángulo inferior derecho a lápiz. Sello en seco: Ed. Sagot / Editeur / París. Tiraje: 16 de 50. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte y punta seca Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Roig i Cisa, Pau Dibujante/Draw Artist: Roig i Cisa, Pau 1927 Altura papel/Paper height: 280 Anchura papel/Paper width: 367 Altura plancha/Plate height:180 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 295

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        A Dictionary of Music and Musicians: (A.D. 1450 - 1880). By Eminent Writers, English and Foreign with Illustrations and Woodcuts

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1879. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6.25 x 8.75 inches (16 x 22 cm). Complete four volume first edition set. A later separate index volume was published in 1890 but not present here. Half calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Spines have five raised bands, morocco title and volume labels, gilt and blind panelled compartments. Marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Good solid binding with no cracking to joints. Light rubbing to leather and rubbing to boards. Light cup ring to front board of Vol III. Heavy foxing to leading and trailing blanks in all volumes, plus a few spots to Vol. I title page, text is in very clean condition throughout. Previous owner's name pencilled to title pages. (John Aitken, 15 Lincoln's Inn Field). An important reference work that is still being published today. A lovely, sturdy example of the first edition. Scarce. Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a very heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 768 + vii, [1], 769 + vii, [1], 768 + xi, [1[, 820

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        Pontificale Romanum Clementis VIII ac Urbani VIII jussu Editum et a Benedicto XIV recognitum et castigatum.

      Ex Typographia Polyglotta S. C. de PropagandA Fide - Romae, 1879. LATINO 0,97 Volume della seconda metà del XIX secolo in stato discreto, bella coperta in pelle con cornici e fregi incisi in oro su piatti, elementi decorativi e caratteri dorati sul dorso, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli di color oro, pagine in ottimo stato. Frontespizio e pagine con caratteri stampati in rosso e nero. Marca tipografica a carattere religioso su frontespizio. Edizione riveduta e modificata da Papa Benedetto XIV. USATO

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        The Ute War of 1879. Why the Indian Bureau should be transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War

      Cheyenne, Wyoming: Leader Steam Books and Job Printing House, 1879. 26pp. Original printed wrappers. A remarkably fresh, clean copy. In a felt-lined cloth clamshell case, leather label. A scarce Cheyenne imprint relating to the Ute or White River War of 1879. The White River Agency, led by Nathan Meeker, came into conflict with the Utes as white land hunger fueled anti-Indian sentiment. The agency was attacked, Meeker and eleven other men were killed, and five women, including Meeker's wife, were abducted. "An argument from the only-good-Indian-is-a-dead-Indian point of view, inspired by the recent Meeker Massacre and the outrages committed on the Meeker women" - Streeter.American Imprint Inventory ( Wyoming ) 44; Howes S1111 ("aa"); Stopka, Wyoming Territorial Imprints 1879.4; Streeter Sale 2197.

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        The Europeans. A Sketch

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Fine. First American Edition, published less than one month after the London edition, one of only 1500 copies. 8vo: [2],281,[1]pp. Publisher's dark green finely woven cross-ribbed cloth (Kelly green and terra-cotta were also used, no priority known), spine stamped in gilt, covers framed in blind, edges beveled, chocolate-brown coated end papers. An exceptionally Fine example, square, tight, and probably unread. BAL10537. Edel & Laurence A7b. The Europeans first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly for July-October 1878, after which James made numerous minor revisions for the first book publication. "The Europeans is the last work of Henry James's early period. . . . [showcasing] the cultural differences and engagements between the Old World, as it was fading into eventual democracies, and the New World, as it was poised to take a prime spot on the world stage. . . The Europeans received (and still receives) mixed reviews as to its quality compared to the rest of James's works. He himself called it "shallow," in response to his brother, William's, judgment. Yet many critics and readers view it as the finest of his works, showing the interweaving of cultural themes" that predominate his later writings. (enotes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Lot of 12 Typed Letters Signed

      Famous Polish-born French harpsichordist (1879-1959), nice set of 12 typed letters signed by her, to Roland Gelatt from The Saturday Review of Literature, dates ranging from later 1950 through early 1954. All in English, discussing different bussiness matters regarding music, a couple have handwritten text at the bottom. Sized 8.5 x 11 inches, with her letterhead, in overall very good condition. Also included is an extra letter by a friend of her.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; with Notes by the Reverend H. H. Milman

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good+. 8vo, 6 volumes: 590 pp.; 593 pp.; 643 pp.; 637 pp.; 604 pp.; 623 pp. Bound in green cloth with rules and decorations in black on the boards, gilt lettering, black and gold rules, and gilt decorations on the spines. A 6 volume set of Gibbon's work, with notes by the Reverend H. H. Milman, who edited Gibbon's work in 1838 and later published a biography of him, which included selected correspondence between the Reverend and Sir Edward. This edition of The Decline and Fall was published after Milman's death, a new edition with a complete index of the work. Bookplate of E. Eugenius Stickley of Woodstock, Virginia is on the front pastedown of each volume. Ezra Eugenius Stickley served in the 5th Virginia Infantry Regiment, part of the famous Stonewall Brigade in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. At the Battle of Antietam, Stickley was serving as a mounted aide to brigade commander Colonel Andrew J. Grigsby and was an eyewitness to the fighing in Bloody Lane until a shell struck and killed his horse (which he had captured at Harpers Ferry) and severely wounded Stickley (who quite soon thereafter lost his right arm, and was dismayed at the cavalier attitude of the brigade surgeons who casually tossed it under a kitchen table [see Webb Garrison, Curiosities of the Civil War p. 342]). Stickley was admitted to the bar in 1868 and was an attorney in Virginia for many years after the Civil War [Jean M. Martin, Shenandoah County; TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs; H. Charles Ulman, Lawyer's Record and Official Register of the United States,1872.]. The set is vey attractive, in Very Good to Near Fine condition with an engaging and colorful historical association.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879

      John Wisden & Co, London 1879 - Sixteenth Edition. A record of the full scores and bowling summaries of the principal matches played in 1878 with other information useful and interesting to cricketers. Professionally rebound in attractive half leather, marbled paper covered boards. Red label band with gilt titles to the spine, raised bands and gilt tooled borders. Spine a touch faded, rubbing to the rear board with small amount of paper loss, but presents very well as an attractive volume overall. Original front cover bound in, restored with rubbing and loss to the top right hand corner. Stamp to the verso of the title page and light occasional foxing otherwise contents in very good clean condition. A nice example. 241pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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