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        THE HAUNTED HOTEL: A MYSTERY OF MODERN VENICE. TO WHICH IS ADDED MY LADY'S MONEY .

      Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly 1879 [i.e. 1878]., London - Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-vii] viii [ix-x] [1-3] 4-230 [231: publisher's device] [232: blank]; [i-vi] [1-3] 4-259 [260: blank], six inserted plates with illustrations by Arthur Hopkins, full brown polished calf, spine panels richly tooled in gold, brown and black title and author pieces, front and rear panels ruled and tooled in gold, inner dentelles, t.e.g., marbled endpapers (binding by Riviere & Son). First combined edition. "The Haunted Hotel" was published as a magazine serial in BELGRAVIA from June through November 1878. "In many respects this is Collins's last sustained work. The detective element is clever; the story embodies the full development and complexity which were Collins's forte; and the psychology of the countess and her relationship with Fate are excellent. The supernatural aspects, however, are pedestrian." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 411. "My Lady's Money" was published as the 1877 Christmas number of the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. "The Haunted Hotel" was published separately in book form in Toronto in October 1878 by Rose-Belford Publishing Company, preceding its publication here by a few weeks. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 55. Ellis, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others, p. 49. Glover and Green, Victorian Detective Fiction 72 (citing a later edition). Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 85-6. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 143. Bleiler (1978), p. 47. Reginald 03226. Hubin (1994), p. 180. Wolff 1355. Leather bookplate of George Staehle affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy. (#153303) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Children's processional & Victorian ladies [Kate Greenaway greeting card proofs]

      London: Marcus Ward, circa 1879. Proof. Sheet. Near fine. Kate Greenaway. Classic Kate Greenawy lithographic greeting card proofs. Eight scenes, including four of a child's flower processional, and four of Victorian ladies. Uncut and complete. Toning due to age. Previous owner's notation and price on back side. A rare find for any Greenaway or Victoriana collector. 12 1/2 x 18 inches. Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) Born London, March 17, 1846 - Died November 6, 1901 Kate Greenaway (often spelt incorrectly as Kate Greenway) was an English artist and illustrator/writer of children's book, cards, calendars and much more. Her subjects mainly consisted of children, young girls, flowers and landscapes. She was the daughter of John Greenaway a well-known draughtsman and engraver on wood. Kate completed a course at Heatherleys life classes and the Slade School in South Kensington. It was soon after completing these studies in 1868 that she started to exhibit watercolor drawings at the Dudley Gallery in London. By 1877 her drawings at Dudley Gallery were selling for 54 pounds. In 1868 she also started to design greeting cards for Marcus Ward. Over the years many of these were also used for calendar and book illustrations. During the period from 1868 to 1878 some of the cards were registered at Stationers' Hall but not in her name. The first recorded design at Stationers' Hall in her name was in 1879. By this stage she had also been working for other publishers such as Goodall. --- from kate greenaway cards site

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        Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister. Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche.

      Schmeitzner, Chemnitz 1879 - 163 S., 5 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen. Privater Halbleinenband der Zeit. Von dem hier vorliegenden Anhang zum 1878 publizierten Band wurden bis 1886 nur etwa 330 Exemplaren verkauft. Die Provenienz unseres Exemplars weist darauf hin, daß der Verlag eines der unverkauften Exemplare einer Bildungseinrichtung des Buchdrucker-Handwerks überlassen hat: Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den auf dem vorderen Innendeckel eingeklebten "Statut-Bestimmungen der Bibliothek der Mitgliedschaft Chemnitz des Unterstützungsvereins Deutscher Buchdrucker." Der Einband ist stärker berieben und bestossen, die ersten Blätter sind teils stärker fingerfleckig, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein noch akzeptables Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana, Aves (Four Volumes)

      London: Self Published Three text volumes, and plate volume, published between 1879 and 1904. These four bird volumes are part of a larger set addressing the greater natural history of the region. Plate volume has been collated and contains all 84 hand-colored plates including 82 after Keulemans and 2 after E. Neale. Later binding in plain burgundy cloth with gilt stamped lettering on spine. Covers show occasional light rubbing and there are a couple of small foxing spots in blank edge space in plate volume. Otherwise, set remains tight, very clean, and intact. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by J. G. Keulemans and E. Neale. 4to.

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        The PRINCETON Book: A Series of Sketches Pertaining to the History, Organization and Present Condition of the College of New Jersey.

      Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company 1879 - 457 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 35 cm. Bound 1/2 brown leather. Brown cloth boards. Gilt seal of Princeton to front board. 5 raised bands. AEG Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Rubbing to spine. Section of pages and plates from p50-54 loose from binding. Another section 162-68 loose slightly from binding. A few stray pencil marks to margins. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen 33 (von 44 Bänden) und der Registerband. Unter Mitwirkung von Felix Bamberg, F. von Betzold, Alexander Brückner, Const. Bulle, Felix Dahn, G. Droysen, Joh. Dümichen, Ludwig Geiger, Th. Hertzberg, E. O. Hopp, Ferdinand Justi, B. Kugler, Ed. Meyer, H. Prutz, Th. Schiemann, A. Stern, Ed. Winkelmann und anderen.

      Berlin, Grote\'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Erster und letzter Band: Historischer Verlag Baumgärtel (montiertes Verlagsschild)), 1879 - 1898. Zusammen 34 Bände. Je Band 500 - 900 S., mit zahlreichen Porträts, Illustrationen, Faksimiles und teils farbigen, teils ausklappbaren Karten im Text und auf Tafeln. Gr.-8° (24x18cm), hellbrauner Orig.-Halbleinen (Halblederbände: Hauptabtheilung I, Theil 5-9 / Hauptabtheilung II, Theil 5 und 8 / Hauptabtheilung III, Theil 5-13 / Hauptabtheilung IV, Theil 3) mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf je einem roten und schwarzen Rückenschild, mit Lederecken u. Rundum-Rotschnitt. Gegliedert in vier Hauptabteilungen I: Geschichte des Altertums (6 Teile in 8 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Geschichte des alten Ägyptens; Geschichte der Phönizier; Geschichte von Hellas und Rom (2 Bände); Geschichte des Volkes Israel (2 Bände); ES FEHLEN: Geschichte Babyloniens und Assyriens; Geschichte des alten Indiens; Geschichte des alten Persiens; Hauptabteilung II: Geschichte des Mittelalters (10 Teile in 15 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Geschichte des römischen Kaiserreiches; Geschichte der Angelsachsen bis zum Tode König Alfreds; Geschichte der Kreuzzüge; Staatengeschichte des Abendlandes; Geschichte der Byzantiner und des Osmanischen Reiches; Renaissance und Humanismus in Italien und Deutschland; Geschichte des Zeitalters der Entdeckungen; Rußland, Polen und Livland bis ins 17. Jahrhundert (2 Bände); ES FEHLEN: Urgeschichte der germanischen und romanischen Völker (4 Bände); Der Islam im Morgen- und Abendland; Hauptabteilung III: Geschichte der Neueren Zeit (10 Teile in 13 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Westeuropa im Zeitalter von Philipp II.; Das Zeitalter des dreißigjährigen Krieges (2 Bände, 2. Band anderslautend: Geschichte der Gegenreformation); Geschichte der Revolution in England; Das Zeitalter Ludwigs XIV.; Peter der Große; Deutsche Geschichte vom Westfälischen Frieden bis zum Regierungsantritt Friedrichs des Großen (2 Bände); Das Zeitalter Friedrichs des Großen (2 Bände); Österreich unter Maria Theresia, Josef II. und Leopold II: 1740 - 1792; Katharina II. ES FEHLEN: Geschichte der deutschen Reformation, Hauptabteilung IV (VOLLSTÄNDIG): Geschichte der Neuesten Zeit (6 Theile in 8 Bänden) - Vorhanden sind: Das Zeitalter der Revolution, des Kaiserreiches und der Befreiungskriege (2 Bände); Das Zeitalter der Restauration und Revolution 1815 - 1851; Geschichte des zweiten Kaiserreiches und des Königreiches Italien; Bundesstaat und Bundeskrieg in Nordamerika. Mit einem Abriß der Kolonialgeschichte als Einleitung; Geschichte der orientalischen Angelegenheit im Zeitraume des Pariser und des Berliner Friedens; Das Zeitalter des Kaisers Wilhelm (2 Bände). Mit dem letzten Band, bearbeitet von Otto Henn am Rhyn: NAMEN- und SACHREGISTER (4 Teile in 1 Band). Prachtvolle, durch Register erschlossene Ausgabe der umfangreichen und reich illustrierten Weltgeschichte. ZUSTAND: Einbände an den Kanten berieben, Hauptabtheilung III, 3. Theil, 2. Band (Geschichte der Gegenreformation) am Rücken mit kleinem Fleck (25 mm), Hauptabtheilung III, 5. Theil (Zeitalter Ludwigs des XIV.) oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle (9 mm), Hauptabtheilung III, 9. Theil (Österreich unter Maria Theresia) Vorsatz entfernt, sonst sehr gut und trotz Halbleinenausstattung in einheitlichem Erscheinungsbild. Versandkosten auf Anfrage (ca. 6 Pakete). Versand D: 4,50 EUR Berühmte Geschichtswerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, neunzehntes Jahrhundert

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        In the Circuit Court of the United States, District of Colorado.

      1879 - Court Brief Relating to the Grand Canyon War [Trial]. Bass, Lyman K. [1836-1889]. In the Circuit Court of the United States, District of Colorado. The Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company vs. the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. No. 155. Defendant's Brief of Evidence on Supplemental Bill. Lyman K. Bass, Solicitor for Defendant [Caption docket title to rear printed wrapper]. [Denver?]. Late December, 1879]. [ii], 3-51, [1] pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, pink publisher half-wrapper with docket title printed on left side of back cover. Light soiling to exterior, minor edgewear, vertical center fold. A well-preserved copy. * Likely the only printing. Lyman Kidder Bass had been a Buffalo, New York attorney and was Grover Cleveland's law partner. Bass's brief on behalf of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company was filed with the U.S. Circuit Court in Colorado in late December 1879, subsequent to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the railway company that reversed an injunction against the company's intended route from Denver to Leadville. It includes a statement of facts, his arguments against and objections to the supplemental bill, and an extensive review of the testimony. Witnesses here include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and extensive testimony from General William Jackson Palmer, co-founder of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. This brief was a concluding event in what became known as the Grand Canyon War, which pitting the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company against the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company. Both railroads sought dominance to monopolize the right of way through the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River. The "War" was not limited to the courts; it involved violence between "armies" of the railroad laborers and townsfolk. Despite the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, new issues were raised by a supplemental bill in December 1879 opposing the Denver and Rio Grande Company to which Bass responds here. On the 13th day of May the opinion and mandates of the Supreme Court were filed in the Circuit Court, and a motion was made for a decree in conformity thereto. After several more rounds of legal action culminating in a January 2, 1880 decision by the Circuit Court for Colorado affirming the Denver and Rio Grand's right of way and the U.S. Supreme Court's an

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        Four sets of instructions for the game Lanrick invented by Dodgson. Comprising the first two printings of the game (16 January & 20 February 1879), the first with Dodgson's autograph additions and corrections, together with the second "official" edition [July 1881], and a cyclostyled copy of Dodgson's autograph instructions for the game (25 October 1880).

      [N.p. N.p.], 1879-81. Provenance: The January 1879 printing is Dodgson's own copy with his autograph emendations. The other two printings are the copies of Dodgson's child friend Agnes Caroline Smith: the February 1879 printing is signed by her (evidently the hand of a child), and the 1881 printing is inscribed to her by Dodgson. Agnes Smith was the daughter of Charles Smith (d. 1869), vicar of Tarrington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (née Boddington) (b. 1834). Dodgson writes in his Diaries of the day he met Agnes and her family on 6 September 1877: "Met Mr. Dymes with a friend (over from Brighton for the day) Mrs. Smith, with two girls (Agnes and Gracille, 10 and 8) and a boy, Reginald: Agnes is beautiful." A unique collection comprising four extraordinarily rare documents relating to Dodgson's invention of Lanrick, a chessboard game for two players. 1) First edition, dated 16 January 1879, with the title A Game for Two Players. Only one other copy of this earliest printing is known, that in the Parrish collection (see Williams & Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, 1970, no. 135). Dodgson records the receipt of ten proof copies on 11 February 1879, "in nearly its final state, I hope". The sheet is annotated by Dodgson, who added the game's title, and made corrections in manuscript in his customary violet ink: "Lanrick. 'The muster-place be Lanrick mead'"; Rule 1 was altered from "The men are set alternately, on any border-squares" to "The Players set their men, in turn, on any border squares". 2) Second edition, dated 20 February 1879. This variant is unknown to bibliographers (no other copy recorded). The alterations made by Dodgson to the first issue are printed here. 3) "Second" (i.e., fifth? - see below) edition, inscribed presentation copy from Dodgson to Agnes Smith, with "July 1881" inscribed to verso in violet ink (presumably in Dodgson's hand). The "second" edition appeared in the August 1881 edition of Charlotte Yonge's Monthly Packet. 4) A cyclostyled copy of the manuscript for the game, dated 25 October 1880, and written by Dodgson in violet ink. Dodgson invented this game in 1878. It is first mentioned in his diary on 31 December, 1878, where he calls it "my new invention, Natural Selection, afterwards called Lanrick." Dodgson was well acquainted with Darwin's theory, having served on the reception committee for the scientists visiting Oxford in 1860 for the famous "apes and angels" debate (which he may well have attended). In 1874 Charles read Mivart's Genesis of Species (1871), "a most interesting and satisfactory book, showing, as it does, the insufficiency of 'Natural Selection' alone to account for the universe, and its perfect compatibility with the creative and guiding power of God." "Charles made a modest bow toward "Natural Selection" when he invented a chessboard game that, in 1878, he called first by that name (he later changed it to Lanrick), and in which of course the winner is the survivor of the fittest" (Cohen, p. 352). The name Dodgson finally settled upon derived from "The muster-place be Lanrick-Mead," a line in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Lanrick Mead, a valley in the Scottish Highlands, was the place at which the poem's tragic hero, Sir Roderick Dhu, gathered his men for the battle against the King of Scotland, James V. Lanrick Mead thus echoes the "rendezvous" which play an important role in the game (see below). The game is played on a chessboard, each player having five men; the other requisites are a die and dice box, and something (such as a coin) to mark a square. The interior of the board, excluding the border squares, is regarded as containing six rows and six columns. It must be agreed which is the first row and first column. In the earliest printed version, the rules are given as follows: 1. The men are set, alternately, on any border-squares. 2. The die is thrown twice, and a square marked accordingly, the first throw fixing the row, the second, the column; the marked square, with the eight surrounding squares, forms the first "rendezvous", into which the men are to be played. 3. The men move like chess-queens; in playing for the first "rendezvous", each Player may move over six squares, either with one man, or dividing the move among several. 4. When one player has got all his men into the "rendezvous" the other must remove from the board one of his men that has failed to get in; the die is then thrown for a new "rendezvous", for which each Player may move over as many squares as he had men in the last "rendezvous", and one more. 5. If it be found that either Player has all his men already in this new "rendezvous", the die must be thrown again, till a "rendezvous" is found where this is not the case. 6. The Game ends when one Player has lost all his men. The rules of the game changed significantly in subsequent iterations. In a letter to one of his child friends, May Forshall (1867-1937), Dodgson wrote: Do you ever play at games? Or is your idea of life "breakfast, lessons, dinner, lessons, tea, lessons, bed, lessons, breakfast, lessons" and so on? It is a very neat plan of life, and almost as interesting as being a sewing-machine or a coffee-grinder. (By the way, that is a very interesting question--please answer it-- which would you like most to be, of those two things?) To return to the subject, if you ever do play games, would you see how you like my new game 'Lanrick'? I have been inventing it for about two months, and the rules have been changed almost as often as you change your mind during dinner, when you say "I'll have meat first and then pudding--no, I'll have pudding first and then meat--no, I'll have both at once--no, I'll have neither." To return to the subject, if you can think of any improvement in the Rules, please tell me. Do you know the way to improve children? Re-proving them is the best way. (Gardner states that this letter was written in 1870, but this must clearly be an error; possibly 1879 was meant.) The printing history of the game has not been fully elucidated. On February 11, 1879, Dodgson received the first proofs of his single-page anonymous leaflet, "A Game for Two Players," dated January 16, 1879 (item 1). The game's name is not printed on the sheet, but two months later Dodgson issued an expanded set of rules in a two-page anonymous pamphlet titled Lanrick. A Game for Two Players (item 2). Gardner includes an illustration of another two-page version dated March 1, 1879, in which the list of rules has grown from six to ten. Gardner also illustrates a version with Carroll's name printed at the end, dated December 1880 in manuscript, in which we are back to six rules. In July or August 1881 a slightly reworded two-page version, again with the same title, was issued anonymously (item 3); this is stated to be the "second edition". Finally, Gardner illustrates a two-page version dated October 1881, unsigned, and stated as the "third edition". Possibly our items 1) and 2), and Gardner's version dated March 1, 1879, are unpublished proofs, the first publicly available edition being Gardner's version dated December 1880. The game's definitive version was provided in the booklet Syzygies and Lanrick: A Word Puzzle and a Game, published in 1893 with Lewis Carroll's name as the author. A second edition, with small changes, came out later that year. Both parts of the book are reprinted in The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 135; 142; Cohen, Lewis Carroll: A Biography, 1995; Gardner, The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, 1996. Together three single sheets and one bifolium (some light foxing and creasing, the bifolium with some chips and tears to extremities). Housed in a black linen chemise and black quarter morocco and cloth slipcase.

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        THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?SPRING - Alma-Tadema.

      THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?SPRING (GREEN ON THE FIELDS / IN THE GARDENS OF THE VILLA BORGHESE ) Staalgravure uit 1879 van de hand van August Blanchard naar het schilderij (Opus CLXXIV) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Blanchard en Alma-Tadema. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 13,5 x 33 cm.In het voorjaar plukken jonge vrouwen manden vol bloemen. Een meisje in een vale tuniek staat in een veld met annemonen, ze kijkt dromend naar die ene rode klaproos. De scène zou zich kunnen afspelen in de tuinen van Villa Borghese of Villa Pamfili. De recencent van de Royal Academy beschreef het schilderij als volgt:"Young Roman maidens gathering flowers for the festa to celebrate the opening year. The flowers, that thickly cover the ground like our daisies and buttercups, are the star anemone, which attracts the attention of travellers to the Eternal City. The principal figure is a tall girl in a pale dress making, as far as the painter"s part of the work goes, perhaps the most lovely picture of the four.'Het schilderij waarnaar de gravure gemaakt is, hing tot 1944 in het Schlesisches Museum für bildende Künste in Breslau (thans het Poolse Wroc?aw), maar ging tijdens de Slacht om Breslau verloren. Daarmee wordt deze prent de dichtste benadering van Alma-Tadema"s werk. Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Die Loango-Expedition. Ausgesandt von der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Aequatorial-Africas 1873-1876. Ein Reisewerk in 3 Abtheilungen. (Hier Abteilung 1, 2 und 3, 1. Hälfte).

      - Mit einer farblithographischen Tafel, einer farblithographischen Pigment-Tafel, 17 xylographischen Tafeln, 2 farblithographischen Faltkarten und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, Leipzig, Verlag Paul Frohberg, 1879-82, VIII, (4 Blätter), 232 Seiten, (4 Blätter), 183 Seiten und (3 Blätter), 304 Seiten, (die hier nicht mitgebundenen Seiten 305-316 liegen als Fotokopie bei), 27,5x19, Original-Halbleinen, Einband fleckig, durchgehender Fleck bis Seite 45, stellenweise wasserrandig/wasserfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, (die 2. Hälfte erschien erst 1907),

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        Petits Poètes du XVIIIe siècle. Publiés avec notices bio-bibliographiques. 12 vol. 1. Bernis. Poésies diverses, 1882. 2. Bertin. Poésies et oeuvres diverses, 1879. 3. Bonnard. Poésies diverses, 1884. 4. Boufflers. Poésies diverses, 1886. 5. Desforges-Maillard. Poésies diverses, 1880. 6. Gentil-Bernard. Poésis choisies, 1884. 7. Gilbert. Poésies diverses, 1882. 8. Gresset. Poésies choisies, 1883. 9. Lattaignant. Poésies diverses et pièces inédites, 1881. 10. Malfilatre. Poésies, 1884. 11. Piron, Alexis. Poésies choisies et pièces inédites, 1879. 12. Vadé, Joseph. Poésies et lettres facétieuses, 1879.

      Paris, Quantin 1879 - -1886. Pet. 8° (20 x 13 cm). 12 Bde. Mit zahlreichen Textvignetten, 12 gest. Portraittafeln, 12 Vignetten auf Tafeln (hors texte), 6 teils gefaltete Faksimiles. Kopfgoldschnitt. Dunkelrotes Halbmaroquin (à coins, 5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Couvertures sont conservées. Einbände von Goujon Rel. Tirage à petit nombre sur papier de Hollande. Vicaire VI/747-749. Unbeschnittenes und unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. Non rogné et non coupé. Komplettes, schönes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Bel exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes. For more info about this item, see our RARE FISH BOOKS site.

      - London, William Mackenzie, [1879]. First edition. Two folio volumes. 41 plates of fishes by A.F. Lydon after Benjamin Fawcett, coloured from woodblocks and heightened with gum arabic. Plates protected by tissue-guards. Numerous engraved chapter vignettes and 64 wood-engraved illustrations with river and lake scenes. Title-pages printed in red and black. Original publisher's brick textured cloth. Black-, gilt-, blind-stamped with piscatorial motives like anglers, dragon flies, water lilies and bull rushes on both covers. All edges gilt. Occasional light foxing in margins mostly to preliminary leafs.Houghton was a keen observer. In the preface of his book we found the following characteristic remark: "Although some additional knowledge on the subject of the British fresh-water fishes has been gained since the publications of the works of Yarrell and Couch, - excellent as those are, - yet much remains obscure" and this critical note was apparently the reason to investigate thoroughly the salmonid species. He gives descriptions of the Loch Stennis trout, Loch Leven trout, Windermere char, Torgog char, Loch Killin char and distinguishes about twenty other salmonid species. The fishes are magnificently depicted. In the 20th century taxonomists have reduced this number to less than 10 true species. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 1951, nr. 78. A complete and well-preserved original copy. Publisher's copies, in general, have badly joined and sewn gatherings and this explains why many of them were rebound in new covers. Houghton was a keen observer. In the preface of his book we found the following characteristic remark: "Although some additional knowledge on the subject of the British fresh-water fishes has been gained since the publications of the works of Yarrell and Couch, - excellent as those are, - yet much remains obscure" and this critical note was apparently the reason to investigate thoroughly the salmonid species. He gives descriptions of the Loch Stennis trout, Loch Leven trout, Windermere char, Torgog char, Loch Killin char and distinguishes about twenty other salmonid species. The fishes are magnificently depicted. In the 20th century taxonomists have reduced this number to less than 10 true species. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 1951, nr. 78. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent (In Six volumes)

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1879 - Six volumes, octavo (8" x 5 1/2"), 3/4 burgundy morocco, over marbled boards, marbled end papers; six panels, generously and tastefully decorated in gilt. "Thoroughly Revised Edition" with illustrations. Top edges gilt. Internally clean and bright; tissue guards. A fine, lovely and impressive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Pomologie. Chromolithographische Abbildung, Beschreibung und Kulturanweisung der empfehlenswerthesten Sorten. Aepfel, Birnen, Kirschen, Pflaumen, Aprikosen,

      - Pfirsiche und Weintrauben. Nach den Ermittelungen des Deutschen Pomologen-Vereins. Berlin, Paul Parey, (1879-) 1882-1883. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (220 x 155mm). With 300 chromolithographed plates with descriptive leaves of text. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines with 2 gilt lettered labels A beautifully preserved copy of the first edition of this rare German pomological work. "Der hervorragende Pomologe W. Lauche verfasste allein die umfassende 'Deutsche Pomologie' . die noch Heute als grundlegendes Werk dient. Dieses ist nicht nur ein Katalog oder Inventar, sondern eine Auslese der besten Obstsorten. Es enthält die genaue Beschreibung sowie schöne farbige Chromolithographien von 100 Apfel-, 100 Birnen-, 25 Kirschen-, 25 Pflaumen-, 10 Aprikosen, 25 Pfirsich- und 15 Weintraubensortern. Auf den farbigen Abbildungen von Apfel-, Birnen- und Pfirsichsorten ist jeweils eine ganze und eine halbe Frucht mit der Blüte in Naturgrösse wiedergegeben. Bei Kirschen-, Pflaumen- und Aprikosensorten werden anstelle der Blüte ein Blatt und der Stein abgebildet, bei der Weintraube jedoch nur das Blatt" (Martini, Geschichte der Pomologie in Europa, p. 80). The excellent plates are after drawings by the author.Nissen BBI, 1145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN ARMAENTARIUM CHIRURGICUM, 1879

      Charles H. Ludwig, Printer, New York 1879 - "Illustrations of Moden Surgical Instruments and Appliances, also, Lists of Cases of Instruments as Recommended by Eminent Professors of Surgery." Medical instrument catalogue of George Tiemann & Co., 67 Chatham Street, New York. Five-part compendium catalogue of various surgical for different disciplines; plus, plus supplement and price list. Alphabetical index on front of catalogue. Part I: Surgical Instruments; Part II: Eye, Ear, Nasal and Oral Instruments; Part III: Urethral, Gynaecological, Prepuce & Hernia Instruments; Part IV: Orthopaedic Apparatus; and, Part V: Dental Apparatus. Pages are clean and bright, and although this is an ex-library book there are few markings. Original burgundy boards with gold print on cover; 590 pages. Spine has been rebound and strengthened in burgundy cloth with gold-printed leather labels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish Written Between 1771 and 1781, Edited from the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke of Devonshire, K.G

      London: Cambridge University Press. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Spine faded. Foxing to prelims. Contents firm. 1879. First Edition. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lxvi, 454pp, + ads. .

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        Lanrick: A Game for Two Players.

      

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        Missel Pontifical de Estevam Gonçalves Netto, propriété de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Lisbonne

      Maçia, Paris 1879 - In-folio (447 x 345 mm), titre, (2) ff., (98)ff., 96 pp., monté sur onglets, reliure de l'éditeur polychrome, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs et plats de toile chagrinée richement décorés, blason de la ville de Vizeu au Portugal sur le plat supérieur, doublure et garde imprimées, tranches dorées. Reproduction d'un manuscrit enluminé datant de 1610, ornée de chromolithographies, dont le titre, 10 planches, une grande vignette, des lettrines et des encadrements de texte. Suivi de "De la Peinture des manuscrits en Portugal", et de la description d'un "Poëme français du XVIe siècle, orné de belles miniatures, exécutées vers l'année 1550, et représentant des brésiliens". Bel ouvrage. (malgré des défauts d'usage, frottements sur les coiffes, le dos, les charnières, coins usés, discrète dédicace manuscrite sur le premier feuillet blanc, datée de 1899, rousseurs). // Folio (447 x 345 mm), title, (2) ff., (98) ff., 96 pp., bound with guards, polychrome editor binding, red half-shagreen, spine raised on bands and cloth-shagreen covers richly decorated, blazon of Vizeu in Portugal on upper cover, linings and end-papers printed, gilt edges. Reproduction of an illuminated manuscript of 1610, illustrated with chromolithographs, including title, 10 plates, a large vignette, letters and tooled borders for the text. Followed by "De la Peinture des manuscrits en Portugal" (about painting of manuscripts in Portugal), and with the description of a "Poëme français du XVIe siècle, orné de belles miniatures, exécutées vers l'année 1550, et représentant des brésiliens" (french poem of 16th century, illustrated with nice miniatures, painted near 1550, and depicting Brazilians). Fine copy. (despite defects of use, rubbings on spine, on top and bottom, on hinges, corners used, a discreet handwritten dedication on the first blank leaf, dated 1899, foxings).

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        On Boltzmann's Theorem on the Average Distribution of Energy in a System of Material Points" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 14, 1882, pp. 299-312

      MAXWELL'S "EXPLANATION OF THE PROPERTIES OF A GAS IN TERMS OF THE BEHAVIOR OF THE ENTIRE 'ENSEMBLE' OF ITS MOLECULES" (Wenner Collection). This is the third and least well-known of Maxwell's three great papers the subject and historians claim that the ensemble theory was important to statistical mechanics well beyond that of gases. Although it was formulated in classical terms, the ensemble theory provided an infrastructure still valuable in quantum statistics because of its generality (Inaba, A New Glimpse at the History of Statistical Mechanics, 1). This paper was first published in 1879 (the year of Maxwell's death) in the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. In this paper, James Clerk Maxwell, observing the properties of dynamical systems, here applies statistical techniques to the consideration of the probability of a given system being in a particular state. His work, today referred to as the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, was integral to the development of a statistical means of describing the distribution of the kinetic energies of ideal gas molecules. In this same paper, he "proved that the densities of the individual gases in a rotating mixture of gases are the same as if each gas were present by itself, suggesting that a centrifuge could be used to separate gas mixtures, a technique in frequent use" (Wenner Collection). Generally speaking, the idea behind the ensemble concept is that averaging among the many states of a molecular system can be done conveniently by imagining a large collection - an ensemble - of replicas of the system, with the replicas all exactly the same except for some key physical properties" (Cropper, Great Physicists, 195). The ensemble concept greatly simplified analysis of gas behavior. "Among Maxwell's last innovations before his death in 1879 was the introduction of the notion of ensemble averaging as a device for solving statistical problems. From a probablistic point of view, the problem was to understand the meaning of the averages and of the probabilities that played such an important role in going from microscopic to macroscopic physics. "Maxwell's technique was, first of all, to employ Hamilton's formulation of the Newtonian equations, which used both the position coordinates and the momenta of particles as the fundamental variables to be tracked during their motion. This had the advantage that knowing both positions and momenta of particles at one instant allowed the complete prediction of their future motion… "The next step was to introduce an ensemble, an infinite collection fictitiously made up of systems all of the same kind and the same energy but with different initial conditions (different starting positions and momenta compatible with the same total energy). In order to calculate, at a given instant tof time, the probability of finding any specified property of the molecules - for example, a given distribution of speeds - one simply needed to determine the fraction of the members of the ensemble whose molecules had that property, and similarly for averages" (Newton, A History of Physics, pp. 177-178). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [2], viii, [488], 4. Seven plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Bearing only a small penciled notation on the title page. Handsomely, solidly, and tightly rebound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt armorial devices in the compartments. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Bright and clean. Near fine condition.

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        A Monograph of the Jacamars and Puff-Birds, or Families Galbulidae and Bucconidae

      London: Published For the Author By R. H. Porter Issued in parts from 1879 to 1882. 171 pages, plus 55 hand colored lithograph plates, by J. G. Keulemans. Bound in contemporary half leather, with raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering. Top edge of text block is gilded. Marbled paper over boards, and marbled end leaves. Rubbing on lower edges and light wear to corners. Book plate on front paste down. About eight plates with light foxing. Volume is otherwise tight and clean, and plates remain very bright and lovely.. First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. G. Keulemans. 4to.

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        Garfield’s copy of the rare first edition of “Madame Surratt,” a drama about the suffering of the nation after Lincoln’s assassination – presented by the author to Garfield just two years before his own assassination.

      

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        THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?WINTER - Alma-Tadema.

      THE SEASONS: A ROMAN IDYLL?WINTER (THE BLUE OF COLD)Staalgravure uit 1879 van de hand van Auguste Blanchard naar het schilderij (Opus CLXXII) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Blanchard en Alma-Tadema. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 13,5 x 33 cm.Dit is de eerste gravure naar een serie van vier schilderijen die de seizoenen voorstellen. We zien een arme familie in blauwe en donkere kledingstukken, samengekropen om een sobere maaltijd te gebruiken. Alma-Tadema was aan de serie vermoedelijk begonnen tijdens zijn bezoek aan Rome in het begin van 1876.Een recencent van de Royal Academy was vol lof: "At the foot of one of the columns of a gallery or porch are three women round a brazier, who beguile the time by conversation and a mess of some sort, which one of them stirs on the fire and another tastes. Auguste Blanchard"s engraving share in this design is perhaps the picture"s greatest triumph. The purity of the subdued tones and the texture of the marble base of the column that forms the background by the side of which we have a glimpse of the snowy landscape, are beyond all praise.' Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Atlas of the States and Territories Over Which Land Surveys Have Been Extended.

      Washington, D.C.: General Land Office. 1879. Hardcover. Index + twenty-nine double spread lithographed linen backed maps, each with its own leather tab. Original brown half calf with large calf label lettered in gold on the front panel. This copy made for Republican Congressman Jeremiah W. Dwight of New York, with his name lettered under the title and his signature in pencil on the lower right corner of the first map. A scarce atlas that includes the Western states, territories, and Indian territories. The front joint is tender, wear to extremities, spine worn and missing about an inch at heel. Internally very clean. A very good copy. Phillips 1405. .

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        Das Königreich Bayern. Seine Denkwürdigkeiten und Schönheiten mit Beiträgen von R. Gadermann, B. Grueber, Fr. Lampert, Hrch. Noé, C. von Spruner und mit Bildern namhafter Künstler.

      Franz, München 1879 - 6 Teile in 2 Bänden. München, Franz, (1879-1881). 4°. VII, (I), XLVIII, 116 S., 52 S., 68 S.; VII, 92 S., 108 S., 63 S. Mit 250 (von 252) Stahlstichansichten auf 227 (von 229) Tafeln. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 1. Teil: Oberbayern. Mit 79 Ansichten auf 75 Tafeln cplt. Im Rand stockfleckig: Freiburg, Dom - Gmund und Kaltbrunn - Kirche zu Pipping - Schliersee - Schliersee, Weinbergkapelle - Tegernsee - Weber an der Wand - München (praktisch alle Ansichten). 2. Teil: Niederbayern. 20 Ansichten auf 15 Tafeln cplt. Im Rand stockfleckig: Ortenburg (schwach st.) - Passau (dito) - Trausnitz, Schlosshof. 3. Teil: Oberpfalz und bayerischer Wald. 35 Ansichten auf 30 Tafeln cplt. Im Rand wasserrandig: Eschenbach - Hipoltstein (stark w.) - Kloster Kastl - Neumarkt, Marktplatz - Schloss Prunn (stark w.). - Im Rand stockfleckig: Donaustauf - Engelsburg - Hals bei Passau (leicht st.) - Metten, Benediktinerabtei (1 Stockfleck) - Nabburg, Pfarrkirche (leicht st.) - Regenstburg, vom Calvarienberg (1 Stockfleck) - Runding (leicht st.) - Walderbach (dito) - Walhalla (stakr st.) - Prüfning / Winzer. 4. Teil: Oberfranken. 36 Ansichten auf 35 Tafeln cplt. Alle im Rand stock- oder wasserrandig ausser: Bamberg - Bamberg, Dom Aussenansicht - Bamberg, Dom Innenansicht - Bamberg, unterirdische Kapelle - Streitberg - Schloss Thurnau. 5. Teil: Mittel- und Unterfranken. 44 Ansichten auf 42 Tafeln cplt. Alle im Rand stock- oder wasserrandig ausser: Ansbach - Ansbach, Johanniskirche - Ansbach, Katholische Kirche - Aschaffenburg, Dom - BBeilngries - Kissingen, eiserner Pavillon - Mainberg - Nürnberg, Brunnen am Marktplatz - Wiesentheid, Schloss (eingebunden im Bd. 1, 2. Teil) - Würzburg - Würzburg, Festung und Brücke. 6. Teil: Schwaben und Neuburg. 36 (von 38) auf 30 (vom 32) Tafeln (fehlen Immenstadt und Wertachthal). Im Rand stockfleckig: Alpsee mit Bühl - Weiler Gerstruben (schwach st.) - Hintersteinthal - Hohenschwangau (schwach st.) - Kempten - Mindelburg und Mindelheim - Niedersonthofer-See - Nördlingen, Rathaus (schwach st.) - Schöllang bei Sonthofen - Sonthofen (1 Stockfleck) - Spielmannsau - Walzerschanze. (Die Bände am Rücken verkehrt angeschrieben. Kanten bestossen. Bad. 1 (recte 2) am Rücken berieben). HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discours Parlementaires de M. Thiers ( 15 tomes plus le livre de la table générale )

      Calmann Lévy 1879 - 16 livres de près de 600 pages chacun . Les livres sont comme neuf mais certaines des reliure exigent de légères réparations . l'ensemble est fort acceptable comme tel . La table générale des matières de A à Z , plus table des discours est rare et de 289 pages rendant l'oeuvre encyclopédique. REF livre C-130 boîte C-33 et boîte C-34 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwei große Vorstellungen des bis jetzt noch unbesiegten und preisgekrönten bayerischen Herkules Hans Steyrer. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Herzog, Direktor.

      München, 6. Juli (1879).Plakat mit 2 Holzschnitten. Auf braunem Papier. 62 x 21,5 cm. 1879 suchte der Zirkus Herzog den stärksten Bayern und plakatierte diese Aktion bayernweit. Hans Steyrer (1849 - 1906) gewann alle Wettbewerbe und setzte zum Schluss noch einen drauf: Mit der Kraft seines rechten Mittelfingers konnte er als einziger einen 508 Pfund schweren Stein einige Sekunden lang anheben (lupfen). Seitdem wurde er "der bayrische Herkules? genannt. Ein Holzschnitt (19,5 x 19,5 cm) zeigt diese ungewöhnliche Kraftvorführung, hier noch mit einem 375 Pfund schweren Stein. - Neben dieser Auftritt, der den Ruhm des bis heute in Bayern unvergessenen Hans Steyrer begründete, traten noch eine Drahtseiltänzerin, Louise Renz mit einer Pferdenummer u. a. auf. - Untere Hälfte am linken Rand knapp beschnitten. Bücher de

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        Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species. Cephalopoda. vol. I

      Philadelphia, 1879, 8vo mezza pelle, titolo al dorso, pp. 316 con 112 tav. lit. (in gran parte a colori) "The 1st series of the Manual of Conchology, is a great rarity. Only about 65 (of 250) copies were sold to the general public". Il primo volume ? il pi? raro di tutta la serie.

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        Die Kunst der Fliegenfischerei auf Forellen und Aschen in Deutschland und Oesterreich. Mit einem (kolorierten) Titelkupfer und 4 (kolorierten) Tafeln mit Abbildungen der ausgesuchtesten künsstlichen Fliegen (und einigen Textabbildungen).

      Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Weimar 1879 - Weimar, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, 1879. 2014,3 cm. X, 180 S. Neuer Ln.-Bd. mit Rückentitel. (Rücken verblasst. Schönes Exemplar).

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        Tennysoniana

      London: Pickering and Co, 1879. Second edition, substantially enlarged, of this unusual bio-bibliography of Tennyson, the copy of Tennyson's friend Edward Lear, and later of poet Siegfried Sassoon. Shepherd lists Tennyson's works, and offers chapters on the poet's classical allusions, versification, and portraits. This second edition, following the first edition of 1866, is revised and enlarged by about one third. Introduced to the Tennysons through a mutual friend, illustrator and nonsense poet Edward Lear had been devoted to the poet's work for years. In a note accompanying his wedding gift to the couple, Lear confessed to the bride, "There have been but few weeks or days within the last eight years, that I have not been more or less in the habit of reading Tennyson's poetry, and the amount of pleasure derived by me from them is quite beyond reckoning." Lear's wedding gift to the Tennysons was a copy of his Journal of a Landscape Painter in Greece & Albania (1851), the work that inspired Tennyson's "To E. L., On His Travels in Greece." Lear worked for 35 years on a series of illustrations to Tennyson's poems, published two editions of Tennyson's poetry set to music, and named his own house Villa Tennyson. Upon Lear's death, Tennyson issued a signed limited edition of his own work illustrated by Lear, and Tennyson's poetry provided the epitaph for Lear's tombstone. This copy later belonged to the World War I poet-soldier Siegfried Sassoon; his bookplate was tipped-in posthumously when his library was sold. A near-fine copy with fascinating provenance. Octavo, original green cloth, printed paper spine label, text block uncut. Ink ownership inscription, "Edward Lear, Augt 14 1880," to title page; penciled bookseller notes and bookplate of Siegfried Sassoon to front pastedown. Small chips to spine label, endpapers toned, minor spotting to lower board.

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        THE GRIMM FAIRY LIBRARY. Ten volumes. The Three Brothers. The Donkey Cabbages. Clever Alice. The Golden Bird. Snow White and Rose-Red. The House in the Wood. The Old Woman in the Wood. The Goose Girl. The Almond Tree. The Soaring Lark.

      Ten volumes. each with a coloured frontispiece and line drawings within the text; each bound in a decorative coloured cloth, gilt. Octavos. Contained in a cloth box with a pictorial gilt decoration to the lid, and a paper label, detailing the contents, to the underside of the lid. Some volumes with signatures that are loosening; joints strained; box restored, with one plain side and the lip replaced; else very good. Extremely scarce, and rarely found in the original box. The Hans Andersen series of fairy tales, issued by Routledge at the same time, is far easier to obtain.

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        Missel Pontifical de Estevam Gonçalves Netto, propriété de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Lisbonne

      Maçia 1879 In - folio (447 x 345 mm), titre, (2) ff., (98)ff., 96 pp., monté sur onglets, reliure de l'éditeur polychrome, demi - chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs et plats de toile chagrinée richement décorés, blason de la ville de Vizeu au Portugal sur le plat supérieur, doublure et garde imprimées, tranches dorées. Reproduction d'un manuscrit enluminé datant de 1610, ornée de chromolithographies, dont le titre, 10 planches, une grande vignette, des lettrines et des encadrements de texte. Suivi de "De la Peinture des manuscrits en Portugal", et de la description d'un "Poëme français du XVIe siècle, orné de belles miniatures, exécutées vers l'année 1550, et représentant des brésiliens". Bel ouvrage. (malgré des défauts d'usage, frottements sur les coiffes, le dos, les charnières, coins usés, discrète dédicace manuscrite sur le premier feuillet blanc, datée de 1899, rousseurs). // Folio (447 x 345 mm), title, (2) ff., (98) ff., 96 pp., bound with guards, polychrome editor binding, red half - shagreen, spine raised on bands and cloth - shagreen covers richly decorated, blazon of Vizeu in Portugal on upper cover, linings and end - papers printed, gilt edges. Reproduction of an illuminated manuscript of 1610, illustrated with chromolithographs, including title, 10 plates, a large vignette, letters and tooled borders for the text. Followed by "De la Peinture des manuscrits en Portugal" (about painting of manuscripts in Portugal), and with the description of a "Poëme français du XVIe siècle, orné de belles miniatures, exécutées vers l'année 1550, et représentant des brésiliens" (french poem of 16th century, illustrated with nice miniatures, painted near 1550, and depicting Brazilians). Fine copy. (despite defects of use, rubbings on spine, on top and bottom, on hinges, corners used, a discreet handwritten dedication on the first blank leaf, dated 1899, foxings).

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        Atlas of the States and Territories Over Which Land Surveys Have Been Extended.

      General Land Office, Washington, D.C. 1879 - Index + twenty-nine double spread lithographed linen backed maps, each with its own leather tab. Original brown half calf with large calf label lettered in gold on the front panel. This copy made for Republican Congressman Jeremiah W. Dwight of New York, with his name lettered under the title and his signature in pencil on the lower right corner of the first map. A scarce atlas that includes the Western states, territories, and Indian territories. The front joint is tender, wear to extremities, spine worn and missing about an inch at heel. Internally very clean. A very good copy. Phillips 1405. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Children's processional & Victorian ladies [Kate Greenaway greeting card proofs]

      Marcus Ward circa 1879, London - Classic Kate Greenawy lithographic greeting card proofs. Eight scenes, including four of a child's flower processional, and four of Victorian ladies. Uncut and complete. Toning due to age. previous owner's notation and price on back side. A rare find for any Greenaway or Victoriana collector. 12 1/2 x 18 inches. Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) Born London, March 17, 1846 - Died November 6, 1901Kate Greenaway (often spelt incorrectly as Kate Greenway) was an English artist and illustrator/writer of children's book, cards, calendars and much more. Her subjects mainly consisted of children, young girls, flowers and landscapes. She was the daughter of John Greenaway a well-known draughtsman and engraver on wood.Kate completed a course at Heatherleys life classes and the Slade School in South Kensington. It was soon after completing these studies in 1868 that she started to exhibit watercolor drawings at the Dudley Gallery in London. By 1877 her drawings at Dudley Gallery were selling for 54 pounds.In 1868 she also started to design greeting cards for Marcus Ward. Over the years many of these were also used for calendar and book illustrations. During the period from 1868 to 1878 some of the cards were registered at Stationers' Hall but not in her name. The first recorded design at Stationers' Hall in her name was in 1879. By this stage she had also been working for other publishers such as Goodall. --- from kate greenaway cards site

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        The Picture Alphabet.

      Philadelphia J B Lippincott & Co 1879 - Etwa 23, 5 : 18,5 cm. 28 Blätter. Mit 28 (2 wiederh. Titelvignetten und 26 blattgr.) Holzstichillustrationen nach E. Stevens u. a. Original-Fadenheftung. Einzige Ausgabe. ? »The Indestructible Picture Alphabet« (Titel auf em Vorderumschlag) auf Leinenstoff gedruckt. Der bildlichen Darstelllung rechts, meist Eigennamen, ist links ein gereimter Vierzeiler mit großer Initiale gegenüber gestellt. ? Das Deckblatt ist stark nachgedunkelt, einige Blätter sind etas fleckig. Die Ecken sind geknickt, »Eselsohren«. Wenige, vereinzelte Bleistiftkrizzeleien. Guter Erhaltungszustand dieses sehr seltenen ABC-Buches. 800 g gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Berlin, Juli 1879. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Drei Takte mit unterlegtem Text "Che farò senza Euridice" aus C. W. Glucks "Orfeo ed Euridice". - Die in Marburg geborene Altistin debütierte 1853 in Troppau, trat hernach in Hermannstadt auf und erhielt 1854 ein Engagement am Kärntnertortheater in Wien. In Hannover, an dessen Hofoper sie 1862 gegangen war, ehelichte sie 1863 Joseph Joachim, den "bedeutendsten Violinkünstler und -pädagogen seiner Generation" (MGG VII, 56). Von 1866 an war sie vorwiegend als Konzertsängerin tätig, gastierte in Europa und den USA und "stand in den 1870er und 1880er Jahren, zumal als Interpretin Schumanns und Brahms', in hohem Ansehen" (ebd., 61). Die Ehe der erfolgreichen Sängerin, die nach ihrem Abschied von der Bühne in den USA und zuletzt am Klindworth-Scharwenka-Konservatorium in Berlin als Gesangspädagogin tätig war, wurde 1884 geschieden.

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        Die Kunst der Fliegenfischerei auf Forellen und Äschen in Deutschland und Oesterreich. Zweite wohlfeilere Ausgabe.

      Weimar, Voigt, 1879. - X, 180 S. Mit 1 chromolithogr. Frontispiz, 4 chromolithogr. Tafeln (mit Abbildungen von künstlichen Fliegen) und einigen Textholzschnitten. Orig.-Leinwand mit Blind- und Goldprägung. Stellenweise stärker stockfleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        Zwei große Vorstellungen des bis jetzt noch unbesiegten und preisgekrönten bayerischen Herkules Hans Steyrer. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Herzog, Direktor.

      

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Zwei große Vorstellungen des bis jetzt noch unbesiegten und preisgekrönten bayerischen Herkules Hans Steyrer. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Herzog, Direktor.

      München, 6. Juli (1879). - Plakat mit 2 Holzschnitten. Auf braunem Papier. 62 x 21,5 cm. 1879 suchte der Zirkus Herzog den stärksten Bayern und plakatierte diese Aktion bayernweit. Hans Steyrer (1849-1906) gewann alle Wettbewerbe und setzte zum Schluss noch einen drauf: Mit der Kraft seines rechten Mittelfingers konnte er als einziger einen 508 Pfund schweren Stein einige Sekunden lang anheben (lupfen). Seitdem wurde er "der bayrische Herkules" genannt. Ein Holzschnitt (19,5 x 19,5 cm) zeigt diese ungewöhnliche Kraftvorführung, hier noch mit einem 375 Pfund schweren Stein. - Neben dieser Auftritt, der den Ruhm des bis heute in Bayern unvergessenen Hans Steyrer begründete, traten noch eine Drahtseiltänzerin, Louise Renz mit einer Pferdenummer u. a. auf. - Untere Hälfte am linken Rand knapp beschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Die Loango-Expedition, ausgesandt von der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Aequatorial-Afrikas 1873-1876. Ein Reisewerk in drei Abteilung. 3 Bände in 1.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Eduard Baldamus 1879-82 [Gesamttitel datiert: 1888]; EA; ca 25x18 cm; (III-VIII), (6) 232, (6) 183 (1), (4) 304 Seiten mit 64 Textholzstichen, 17 Holzstichtafeln, 2 farbig lith. Tafeln und 2 gef. farbige Karten; Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel (Einband minimal bestoßen, vorderes Innengelenk gering angeplatzt, innen vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig; es fehlt möglicherweise der Vortitel zum Haupttitel) Sehr seltener Expeditionsbericht. Der Zweck der Expedition, die unter keinem guten Stern stand, war es, an der Loango-Küste eine wissenschaftliche Station zu errichten, und dann einen Weg ins Landesinnere einzuschlagen. Obwohl man die Explorationstätigkeit nicht voll ausführen konnte, waren die Resultate in Anbetracht der vorherigen Unbekanntheit des Gebietes sehr bedeutsam. Ohne den fast immer fehlenden 2. Teil des dritten Bandes, der erst 1907 erschien. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Afrika

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        The invalidity of the "Queue Ordinance" of the city and county of San Francisco. Opinion of the Circuit Court of the United States, for the district of California, in Ho Ah Kow vs. Matthew Nunan, delivered July 7th, 1879.

      San Francisco: J.L. Rice & Co. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 43, [1] pp.. 1879 First edition: The case in which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Johnson Field (acting as an individual jurist in district court) found that shaving male prisoners' heads, a punitive practice used particularly to discourage queue-wearing Chinese immigrants from serving jail time rather than paying fines for violating the 1870 Sanitary Ordinance, was => unconstitutional and violated the equal protection clause of the the 14th Amendment. Following the opinion is an appendix providing "history of the legislation of the Supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco against the Chinese . . . compiled by one of the counsel in the above case [i.e., B.S. Brooks] from the records of the Supervisors and the newspapers of the city." The text was printed from a revised copy, according to the title-page. Publisher's printed paper wrappers; corners and edges chipped, paper partially lost over spine, front wrapper with short tear from outer edge (not touching text), back wrapper with outer edge shortened. The whole now housed in a quarter navy morocco clamshell case with deep blue cloth–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Pages slightly age-toned. => A landmark document of American Constitutional law.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Australasia. With ethnological appendix by A.H. Keane.

      London, 1879. 8vo tutta tela originale con impressioni a secco ed in oro al piatto ant. ed al dorso, pp. XVIII-672 con ill. n.t. e tav. mappe, a col. f.t.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        Notes by a naturalist on the "Challenger," being an account of various observations made during the voyage of H.M.S. "Challenger" round the world, in the years 1872-1876, under the commands of Capt. Sir G. S. Nares, and Capt. F. T. Thomson.

      London, Macmillian and Co, 1879. XVI + 620 s. Frontispiece i farger. 1 plansje i farger. Foldet kart i farger. Illustrert med tresnitt i teksten. Orig. brunt helsjirtingbd. Fint eks.. Orig. brown cloth. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece in colour. 1 plate in colour. Folding map in colour. Woodcut illustrations in text. An attractive copy

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        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, Buy-it-now. More Photos on request.

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        [NINE EARLY SESSION LAWS FROM IDAHO TERRITORY, 1864 - 1879]

      Lewiston and Boise City, 1879. 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Minor shelf wear, one label chipped. Small ink library stamp on titlepages, most with embossed blindstamp to titlepage and some other leaves, some titlepages and a few other leaves with ink ownership inscriptions. Otherwise, mostly clean texts. A nice set in good plus condition. A fantastic run of the first session laws for the Idaho Territory (which then included Montana, so this ostensibly counts as the first laws of that territory). All of these volumes are rare in commerce, including the crucial first volume, which includes the Organic Act. But for the eighth session, this is a complete run of Idaho territorial laws from the first session through the tenth, providing the legal foundation for the territory that would become the forty-third state of the Union on July 3, 1890. The volumes included here are as follows: 1) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, FIRST SESSION.... Lewiston: James A. Glascock, 1864. 686,xxxiii pp. Duplicate of the fourth signature present. AII (IDAHO) 16. 2) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, SECOND SESSION.... Boise City: Frank Kenyon, 1866. [iii]-viii,[2],516pp. AII (IDAHO) 32. 3) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, THIRD SESSION.... Boise City: Frank Kenyon, 1866. xiii,329pp. AII (IDAHO) 33. 4) LAWS, MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS, PASSED BY THE FOURTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: Idaho Statesman Publishing Company, 1867. xiii,[15]- 270pp. AII (IDAHO) 39. 5) LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE FIFTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: James S. Reynolds, 1869. [4],[15]-183pp. AII (IDAHO) 52. 6) LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE SIXTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: James S. Reynolds, 1871. 106pp. AII (IDAHO) 62. 7) LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE SEVENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO. Boise City: Milton Kelly, 1873. 104pp. Original printed wrappers bound in. AII (IDAHO) 73. 8) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO, NINTH SESSION.... Boise City: Milton Kelly, 1877. [4],144pp. Original printed wrappers bound in. AII (IDAHO) 93. 9) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF IDAHO TENTH SESSION.... Boise City: D. Bacon, 1879. 92pp. Original printed wrappers bound in. Bound with the the ninth session laws. AII (IDAHO) 105. AII (IDAHO) 16, 32, 33, 39, 52, 62, 73, 93, 105. SABIN 34166.

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        Mrs. Cardigan? A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. 1879. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's smooth brown cloth with a decorative design blocked in black, gilt spines. A bright, fine set. A scarce first edition of this work by Thomas, one of most popular and prolific writers of romantic fiction during the Victorian era. A well-preserved set in the original publisher's cloth. OCLC locates only 3 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MONOGRAPH OF UNITED STATES CENTS AND HALF CENTS ISSUED BETWEEN THE YEARS 1793 AND 1857: TO WHICH IS ADDED A TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL COINS, TOKENS, JETONS, MEDALETS, PATTERNS OF COINAGE AND WASHINGTON PIECES, GENERALLY CLASSIFIED UNDER THE HEAD OF COLONIAL COINS. A CONTRIBUTION TO THE NUMISMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

      Irvington: Published by the Author, 1879. 8vo, contemporary dark brown full morocco; thick boards paneled in gilt, with upper cover lettered in gilt; spine with five raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt; board edges decorated in gilt; marbled endpapers. 58, (2) pages; 9 heliotype plates, with eight [the full complement] featuring handwritten ligatures and/or numbers. Binding rubbed, especially at spine, but sound. Very good with better interiors. An above-average copy of this classic work, with the full complement of eight of the nine plates numbered and/or with ligatures added by the author (Plate VIII features only obverses and is not seen with annotations). Frossard took the opportunity presented by his Jan. 3, 1879 sale of the George Merritt collection to compile this work, illustrating it with coins from Merritt's collection as well as from that of Lorin G. Parmelee. The story of the compilation of these plates is told in the September 1878 issue of Numisma, though it has been inaccurately stated through the years that the plates were initially created for use in the Merritt catalogue (they are the wrong size for an auction catalogue and depict both sides of most early varieties, using of necessity different coins-from both Merritt and Parmelee-to do so). Three hundred copies were printed (this is No. 130). The plates were intended not only to illustrate the various die varieties, but to assist the collector in learning how to grade properly: throughout the work, Frossard provides his own opinion of the grades of the pieces illustrated. The book is a good overview of both series and one of the earliest to deal with die varieties for dates past 1794. Of considerable historical importance as one of the early major works on large cents and half cents. This cataloguer has not seen a copy of this work with more authorial annotations. Davis 400.

      [Bookseller: Kolbe & Fanning]
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