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        Farming for Pleasure and Profit - Stock Keeping and Cattle Rearing (Dalton McCarthy signed)

      London: Chapman & Hall Limited, 193, Piccadilly, 1880. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. First edition, 5 x 8 inches. viii, 194, 24 pp. Green cloth with black and gilt type. Section out of the bottom spine. Insides pages, many uncut or unopened. At head of titlepage: Farming for pleasure and profit. Fourth section. - With a 24-page advertisement for works published by Chapman and Hall. Ownership signature by Dalton McCarthy, 8,8 (18)84 very clear. Book itself is in poor condition however, the provenance and rare signature of one of Canada's most important 19th century lawyers makes this a very special collector's item. D'Alton (Dalton) McCarthy [1836-1898] was a lawyer, farmer, politician, parliamentarian and businessman. He was the leader of the "Orange" or Protestant Irish, and fiercely fought against Irish Catholics as well as the French Catholics. He especially crusaded to crusade abolition of the French language in Manitoba and Ontario schools. He also defended Emily Stowe in the 1879 abortion trial of Emily Stowe. In private life, as well, he had succeeded. Having established a branch office in Toronto in 1876, the following year he founded the legal firm of McCarthy, Hoskin, Plumb, and Creelman, which became one of the most prestigious in Canada. In 1879 he moved his permanent residence to Toronto, but he did not sever his relationship with his constituency. He remained county solicitor, maintained a branch office in Barrie, and argued a number of much-publicized cases that kept him before the public. He had a house in Barrie, a summer home on Kempenfelt Bay, and a large farm, Oakley Park, where, the Montreal Herald later observed, in his character as Cincinnatus he raised thoroughbred cattle, high-stepping horses and preternaturally fat pigs.

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        Bybel der natuure door Jan Swammerdam, Amsteldammer, of, Historie der insecten tot zeekere zoorten gebracht: door voorbeelden, ontleedkundige onderzoekingen van veelerhande kleine gediertens, als ook door kunstige kopere plaaten opgeheldert: verrykt met ontelbaare waarnemingen van nooit ontdekte zeldzaamheden in de natuur / alles in de Hollandsche, des auteurs moedertaale, beschreven hier by komt een voorreeden, waar in het leven van den auteur beschreven is door Herman Boerhaave de Latynsche overzetting heeft bezorgt Hieronimus David Gaubius. ( 2Bde., compl.). Biblia Naturae sive Historia Insectorum, in classes certas redacta, nec non exemplis, et anatomico variorum animalculorum examine, aeneisque tabulis illustrata ... Accedit praefatio, in qua vitam Auctoris descripsit Hermannus Boerhaave ....

      2, je 2 Titelbl. (holländ./latein) in rot u. schwarz m. je einer Kupfervignette, 29 Bl., 1-550 S., 1 Bl. 2 Bl., 551-910 S., 18 Bl. (Index), 124 S. (Erklärungen zu den Tafeln.), 53 Kupfertaf. (Taf. 52 erst am Schluss eingebunden), Neuere (ca. 1880), schlichte HLdr.-Bde., Deckel min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig, Ecken etwas gestaucht. Innen einige Taf etwas angeschmutzt, Taf. XXXIV m. kleinem Loch (2 mm) ausserhalb des Kupferstiches. Paginierungsfehler S. 85/86 Zwischentitel S. 363-366 fehlen - ansonsten schönes Exemplar. Der niederl. und lateinische Text zweispältig gedruckt. Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680), niederländischer Naturforscher und gilt als Begründer der Präformationslehre (Evolutionslehre). 1658 beschrieb er als erster Mensch die von ihm unter dem Mikroskop entdeckten roten Blutkörperchen. Ab 1661 nahm er ein Medizin-Studium an der Universität Leiden auf, ging 1664 nach Paris, kehrte ein Jahr später zurück nach Leiden und Amsterdam und wurde 1667 zum Dr. med. promoviert. 1675 veröffenltichte er seine Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte der Insekten. Er erkannte, dass die Königin das einzige fortpflanzungsfähige Weibchen des Bienenvolkes ist und stellte fest, dass die Metamorphose der Insekten nichts anderes ist als Entfaltung und Wachstum bereits vorhandener Anlagen. Weitere wichtige Studien befassen sich mit dem Lebenszyklus der Frösche und mit dem Bau der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen."The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker ... The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ..." (Singer). The scarce original edition with Latin and Dutch text printed in double columns. "Despite a scientific career that lasted only a dozen years, Swammerdam was one of the oustanding comparative anatomists of the seventeenth century. His most remarkable work was in the field of insect anatomy, which he undertook in order to disprove still-current Aristotelian notions (which he opposed upon religious grounds) that insects lack internal anatomy, develop by metamorphosis (sudden and complete transformation) and arise from spontaneous generation. By refining his techniques of microdissection and injection to the point where he could use them on the smallest and most delicate anatomical parts, Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult form throughout all its larval stages. These observations are 'indubitable the foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects' (Cole, p. 285). In addition Swammerdam performed valuable investigations of crustaceans, mollusks and frogs, and was the first to prove experimentally that muscles do not increase in bulk when contracted via nerve stimulation. "The 'Biblia naturae', Swammerdam's major work, was published fifty-five years after his death by Hermann Boerhave ... the fifty-three copperplates were prepared under Swammerdam's direction from his own drawings" (Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, 2037)

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        LUDWIG II., König von Bayern (1845 - 1886). - Wittelsbacher Jubiläum., "Zur Erinnerung an die siebenhundertjährige Jubiläumsfeier des Hauses Wittelsbach 1180 - 1880." Gedenkblatt anläßlich des 700-jährigen Bestehens der Herrschaft der Wittelsbacher in Bayern. Mit Allegorien, den Porträts der vier Könige, zwei historischen Szenen und Ansichten von Landshut und München.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Jaeger & Schwabenthan, München, nach L.v. Kramer bei Carl Seidl, Augsburg, 1880, 54 x 72 cm. Mittig Brustbild nach halbrechts im verzierten Oval König Ludwigs II. in Uniform, darüber Medaillons Ludwigs I., Max' I. und Max' II. Seitlich zwei Szenen zu Otto v. Wittelsbach, nach den Fresken in den Münchner Hofarkaden: seine Befreiungstat in der Veroneser Klause 1155 und seine Belehnung mit Bayern durch Barbarossa 1180. Oben das Wappen, unten die allegorischen Figuren von Landwirtschaft (mit Ähren und Bienenstock) und Industrie (mit Zahnrad und Caduceus), dazwischen die Inschrift und die acht Hauptstadtwappen der (damals) acht Kreise bzw. Regierungsbezirke. - Im Rand oben außerhalb der Darstellung mehrere hinterlegte und retouchierte Löchlein. Dekorative Graphik, Bayern, Ludwig II., Politik, Wittelsbacher

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        THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM.

      July 1880.. Here are 14 of the 20 original poems in the anthology entitled The Passionate Pilgrim (1599) plus one other not identified: "Lord, how mine eyes throw grazes to the east" No. XI. Manuscript in neat small calligraphy signed on final page J.R. Booker July 1880, 8vo, approximately 170 x 130 mm, 6¾ x 5 inches, (13) vellum pages including title page, calligraphy on one side only, title in red and black, poem numbers in red, initial letters to first lines decorated in red or blue, some with additional gilt, initials to remaining lines in red or blue. Bound in full 19th century calf decorated in blind, bevelled edges, title in gilt to upper cover, marbled endpapers, all edges red, tiny binder's ticket on front pastedown. Very slight wear to corners, no inscriptions, pages clean and bright. The Passionate Pilgrim (1599) is an anthology of 20 poems collected and published by William Jaggard that were attributed to "W. Shakespeare" on the title page, only five of which are considered authentically Shakespearean. In this manuscript there are only three of the poems definitely attributed to Shakespeare, the authors of the rest and of No.XI are unknown. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Rom 1853 - 1918). Blumenstück. Öl auf Leinwand. (Um 1880). Unten rechts signiert 'Corelli'. 76 x 64 cm. Im späteren Goldrahmen mit Messingschildchen.

      1880 - Thieme-B. VII, S. 408.- Corelli studierte auf der Akademie St. Luca und auf dem Istituto di belle Arti sowie in Neapel unter A. Guerra. Seit 1880 nahm er regelmäßig an allen größeren Ausstellungen Italiens teil. Er war Mitglied der Wiener Aquarellisten und der Münchner Sezession.- Rosen, Tulpen und weitere sommerliche Blumen in den Farben Weiß, Rot, Rosa, wenige blaue Blumen dazwischen.- Ein kleiner restaurierter Einriss am unteren Bildrand rechts.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- . Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. Life, Glossary, &c., Reprinted from the early editions, and compared with recent commentators. With a steel portrait.

      Scribner, [ca 1880s], London: - 2 WITH A SPLIT TWO-WAY FORE-EDGE PAINTING, EACH VERTICAL, APPLIED UNDER THE GOLD, DEPICTING: A) PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE AND A SCENE FROM ROMEO & JULIET; B) FANNED TO THE OTHER SIDE ONE FINDS AN ADDITIONAL TWO MORE SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE PLAYS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AND HENRY V. The scenes are all labelled on the painting itself, with both ‘upper’ images bordered with a simple double-rule. The pallet used here by the artist is grayish or brown-toned. The scene from "Dream" shows the donkey-man (Nick Bottom) and two fairies (probably Titania and either Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, or Mustardseed). Painted in ca. 1990s. At head of title: The "Chandos Poets." Small 8vo. xii, 1124 pp. Original full very dark olive green, gilt extra, spine bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. Presentation inscription to Jnth. Wanton[?], Nov. 1877. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Ticket ? National Democratic Convention, Admit the Bearer to Seats Reserved for Ladies Cincinnati OH 1880

      A 2 5/8? x 4 ½? card stock ticket with an image of an American Eagle and Shield at left and decorative borders. The reverse reads ?National Democratic Convention. All in artistic printing. Although not dated this is believed to be from the 1880 convention as it was acquired with a number of other political materials dating from the late 1870s and to 1880. The materials originated in Kentucky. Susan B. Anthony addressed this convention with a plea for women's suffrage.

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        Il Foro Italiano. Raccolta generale di giurisprudenza civile commerciale penale amministrativa. Annate: dal 1880 al 1889

      Societˆ Editrice del Foro Italiano 1880-1889, Roma - La rivista fu fondata nel 1876. n.d. p. dal 1880 al 1889 in 10 tomi 300x200 mm

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Le livre revue mensuelle.

      Paris Quantin 1880-1889, 20 volumes grd in-8, d'environ 600/800 pages par volume; nombreuses illustrations in et hors texte. Demi percaline bleue, pièce de titre en basane, couvertures conservées,non rognés. Quelques frottements aux reliures dont le bleu est légèrement bruni et quelques rousseurs principalement sur les marges. Collection complète de cette revue consacrée au livre et à la bibliophilie. Chaque année est composée de deux volumes: "La bibliographie moderne" et "la bibliographie rétrospective".

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        Kopenhagen 1854 - 1926 Roskilde). Interieur. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1880. Unten links signiert. 57 x 43,5 cm. Gerahmt.

      1880 - Ein gedeckter Kaffeetisch mit zwei Stühlen vor einem geöffneten Fenster mit französischem Balkon mit Blumen, das Fenster gibt den Blick auf eine Baumkrone und die Giebel zweier weiterer Wohnhäuser frei.- Wenige minimale Farbabplatzer.- . Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Flammarion"). [Paris, 27. VII. 1880].

      1880. 1 S. 8vo. Berichtet einem Monsieur Piédagnel - möglicherweise der mit Mallarmé und Catulle Mendes befreundete Schriftsteller Alexandre Piedagnel (1831-1903) -, daß er seit acht Tagen auf günstigen Wind warte "pour un voyage aerien de sorte que tout est 'en flaire' dans mon esprit [...]". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Historia da America Portugueza desde o anno de mil e quinhentos do seu descobrimento ate o de mil e setecentos e vinte e quatro.

      Lisboa da Silva, 1880. Segunda edicao revista e annotada por J.G. Goes xxvii, 404 S. Hardcover/Pappeinband Good condition. Ex-Library. New library binding. With 6 plates and 1 map. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Portugal Portugiesische Lateinamerika Kolonialismus Kolonialgeschichte

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        Birds of the Bahama Islands Containing Many Birds New to the Islands, and a Number of Undescribed Winter Plumages of North American Species

      Charles B. Cory, Boston 1880 - First Edition. First Printing. In dark brown cloth covers with legible lettering in gilt on spine. Dark brown endpapers. All eight plates with tissue guards are included, detached and with foxing on their edges. Square and intact binding. No wriring anywhere. Random light foxing to text pages. Ends of spine and lower corners are broken through. Blotching to front and rear covers with a hexagon mark on front cover. Photos upon request. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Escorial. Vista del patio de los Reyes.

      Madrid, 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 33,5 x 25,1 cm, photograph no 316. KEYWORDS:spain/el escorial/photo

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        Brownlow Carriage Manufactory, Grantham [...] and Sheffield. London, W. S. Johnson, c. 1880.

      1880. Oblong 8vo. Frontispiece (coloured lithograph view of the Carriage Works, Grantham), 40 attractive individual colour lithographs. Tissue guards. Original blue cloth; title stamped in gilt on upper cover. All edges gilt. The lithographs show carts, broughams, dress coaches, landaus, private omnibuses, wagonettes, shooting carts, hound vans, phaetons, dog and pony carts, etc. The title page provides a lengthly description of the works undertaken, with assurances of quality and affordability. - Slightly brownstained, flecked, and rubbed. Rare; COPAC locates a single copy (University of York Libraries; Grantham library holds another copy).

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        De Paris à Samarkand, le Ferghanah, le Kouldja et la Sibérie Occidentale. Impressions de voyage d'une parisienne.

      P. Libr. Hachette, 1880. - In-folio, demi-chagrin rouge à coins poli bordé d'un filet doré, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, gardes signées, rel. de l'époque, 487pp, ill. de 273 gravures sur bois in et h.-t. et de 5 cartes h.t. dont une en cour. Edition originale. Très bel-ex libris de Edouard Noël, gravé à l'eau-forte par Guillaumot d'après un dessin de F. Lacoste. Bords sup. et inf. du 1e plat passés, petites rousseurs sporadiques marginales n'affectant ni le texte, ni les gravures, ex. en bonne condition. Madame UJFALVY-BOURDON accompagna son mari dans toutes les campagnes scientifiques de celui-ci en Russie, en Sibérie et dans le Turkestan en 1876, puis dans des expéditions à visée ethnographique en Asie centrale et dans l'Himalaya. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Genova (senza titolo)

      1880 ca.. Interessantissimo album fotografico contenente 25 fotografie, scorci e particolari, di palazzi storici genovesi mm 350x300

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        Handbuch der Geschichte Oesterreichs Von der ältesten bis zur neuesten Zeit. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Länder-, Völkerkunde und Culturgeschichte.

      Theodor Hofmann 1880/81, Berlin - 8° 5 Bände, (VII) 671, 659, 688, 706, 263 S., Orig.-Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung u. dreiseitigem marm. Schnitt guter Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gedenkblatt zur fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier der Völker Schlacht bei Leipzig 1863

      Artist: Brockhaus FA; issued in: Leipzigca 1880 - - technic: Wood engraving ; colorit: colored ; condition: Folds perfectly restored ; size in cm : 71 x 100 - description: Representation of the battle of Leipzig with 19 partly representations, splendid border and decorativ ornament

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        Portfolio of Japanese Flower Prints

      1880 - (JAPAN). Portfolio of Japanese Flower Prints. No place, no printer, circa 1880. Loose folio sheets (11 by 16 inches), 18 original block-prints on rice paper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.Portfolio of 18 Japanese woodblock flower prints, delicately hand-colored.These vividly colored prints of cherry blossoms, peonies, and irises were originally a collection bound together as a set used to illustrate different varieties of Japanese flowers for sale at an English nursery. Each woodblock is printed in black, with intricate hand-coloring. Handwritten notation and labels of flower names affixed to each print. A lovely example of Japanese block-printing and floral art, sold as a collection. Small stab holes from earlier binding. Bright, very beautiful impressions in extremely good condition.

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        Deutsche Volkstrachten,. 2. verm. Aufl.

      Leipzig J G Bach um 1880 - lithogr. Tit., 166 SS. m. 90 Trachtentaf. in Farblithogr., kl.- fol., Or.- HLdr. d. Zt. m. Ganzgoldschnitt ( Rücken am oberen Kapitel angeplatzt, unten fehlen ca. 2,5 cm Leder, Ecken leicht bestoßen ) Lipperheide, De 9. - Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe die Regionaltafeln um 10 erweitert, während die Detailtafeln weggelassen wurden. Alle Tafeln fleckenfrei. - Der Einband leider ein wenig unschön. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Alpine Club Map of Switzerland.

      Switzerland with parts of the neighbouring countries. Edited by R C Nichols, drawn & engraved by A K Johnston. 1874 with additions to 1880. 4 fldg white-linen-backed maps in outline colour, 1:250,000, in the original dark red gilt-lettered leather box 12.5x20cm. Slight wear to box else near fine attractive set. Not in Neate. Reviewed in AC Journal 1874 by Bonney 'a remarkably good piece of engraving. The map appears to be an excellent one and of great value'.

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        Das alte Rom. Malerische Bilder der hervorragendsten Ruinen nebst zwei reconstruirten Ansichten. Zwanzig Blätter in Farbendruck. Mit begleitendem Text.

      Leipzig, Weigel, o.J. [um 1880]. Quer-8°. 22+2 S. und Tafeln. OLwd. Mit allen Tafeln. - Zwei Tafeln mit Leinenband im Bug altbefestigt, diese stockfleckig. Ebd. leicht berieben u. etw. fleckig. - Schöne Lithographische Ansichten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Italien; Reise

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        The illustrated book of Canaries and cagebirds, British and foreign.

      - London, Paris & Melbourne, Cassell and Company, [1880]. Large 4to (27.2 x 21.5 cm). Text with 56 chromolithographed plates, including the frontispiece; numerous fine text engravings, Contemporary polished half calf over blue, pebbled boards. spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with gilt vignettes and two green morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edge sprinkled.l A very good copy of this beautifully illustrated work: almost completely free of foxing, and in a solid contemporary binding. This is the first, undated edition, first published in installments between 1877-1880. The three authors each wrote the part of their expertise: Blakston on canaries, Swayland on British cage-birds, and Wiener on exotic cage-birds. The chromolithographs, after Ludlow, and Rutledge, are quite beautiful. Former owner's signature in pencil on in the tile page top margin, otherwise clean. Rare in this state. Nissen IVB, 108; Wood, p. 242. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        John Inglesant; a romance.

      Birmingham: Cornish Brothers. 1880 Half title. Original parchment by Burn & Co., lettered in red on front and spine. Slightly rubbed and marked, minor repairs, leading inner hinge cracking, booklabel of Alex. Bridge on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy. In a handsome custom-made maroon cloth slipcase, with black leather spine label. Scarce.Sadleir 3054; Wolff 6300. There were only 100 copies of this first privately printed edition of Shorthouse's 17th century philosophical & religious romance. 75 were given away, 25 copies sold. Mrs. Humphry Ward showed the book to Alexander Macmillan who 'thought it a work of genius, and published it in two volumes in 1881. Then it sold 80, 000 copies'. It was influential on Ward's own novel of 'religion in the modern world', Robert Elsmere

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        Herbarium of 52 Specimens Vibrant Alpine Flora Compiled by French Botanist Henri Bordère

      Gèdre, Hautes-Pyrénées, 1880-1882. Herbarium of French botanist Henri Bordère (1825-1889) containing 52 preserved botanical specimens, neatly mounted onto 15 leafs for display in a purpose made volume, each with a typescript caption label to identify the specimen by its scientific name, as well as the month and year collected. Specimens range in size, the smallest spanning approximately 3,5 x 1 cm, and the largest approximately 13 x 11,5 cm. Oblong 8vo. Red cloth boards titled in gilt to front. Bordère's printed label mounted to front endpaper, stating his credentials and location. Volume measures approximately 24,5 x 16 cm. Lovely textures and unusually vibrant colours are skillfully preserved and elegantly displayed in this attractive herbarium of alpine specimens. Evidently considered rare at the time, the first sample is an Alchemilla alpina L., luxuriously tactile and shining its brilliant soft golden hue. Other delightful examples include the lovely blue Scilla umbellata (Ramond), the Ficaria ranunculoides (now called the Ficaria verna), a small violet flower called Delphinium peregrinum (poisonous to humans and livestock this is commonly knnown as larkspur), the star-like Astrantia major flower known as great masterwort, an Ononis natrix, a Scilla lilio-hyacinthus, the herbaceous Fumaria officinalis of the poppy family, the intense blue Gentiana acaulis (stemless gentian) found in higher altitudes with its trumpet-shaped flowers, and the Anemone vernalis (synonym Pulsatilla vernalis) better known as the Arctic violet. Indeed precious for this particular herbarium is the sample of Fritillaria pyrenaica, native to the Pyrenees in Spain and France, and featuring bell-shaped pendant flowers with petals in uniquely muted earth-toned colours. Popularly known as Pyrenean fritillary and Pyrenean snake's-head, this species of bulbous flowering plant is from the family Liliaceae. Also interesting is the Gentiana verna, or Spring Gentian, one of the smallest members of its species, yet associated with a number of superstitions. Folklore touted that death would follow if the flower was ever picked. Today some consider it bad luck to bring the gentian into a house, for the individual doing so will be at risk of being struck by lightning. From the mountainous regions of Hautes-Pyrenees in Southwest France, these plants were collected specifically at Gèdre, Gavarnie, Luz, Hèas, Pic de Salettes, Pic blanc, Col de Bué, Barèges, Comeli, Rochers de Ste. Marie, St.-Sauveur and Cirque de Tremouse, some of these locations being in what is now the Pyrénées National Park. The earliest specimen gathered, a Genusta purgans found in the hills of Sainte-Marie-de-Campan in June 1880, is captioned in manuscript in Bordère's hand. The remainder he has captioned with typescript labels. Bordère, a notable and internationally connected nineteenth century botanist, not only collected, identified, and catalogued plants. He taught at the Academy of Science and was an authority on the subject of plants in the Pyrenees mountain range. Foreign botanists frequently sought his expert knowledge, and toured his personal herbarium. Occasionally his guests would return home with a rare plant, a uniquely significant specimen, or even a pristine album such as the present example. It is possible that British botanist Alban Edward Lomax accompanied Bordère when some of these specimens were collected. In July 1881, when some of the plants in the present volume were collected and dated, Lomax was making a journey of botanical observations in the region, and intentionally visited Mr. Bordère at Gèdre. Lomax described his plant collecting sojourn to France, and the visit with Bordère in a paper titled, "A Botanist's Holiday in the Pyrenees" in which he wrote, "Past the Col. d'Aubisque... to Arrens... I got a few rare ones, e.g. Potentilla alchemilloides... At the village of Gedere lives Mons. Bordère, the botanist of the Pyrenees. I paid him a visit and found him surrounded by piles of plants in various stages of drying. He and his son collect... He makes expeditions along the whole length of the chain, and across into Spain; and I can strongly recommend anyone who wishes for a good set of Pyrenean specimens to apply to him." Henri Bordère (1825-1889) was a French botanist, renowned throughout the region for his work, identifying, collecting, and cataloging of plants, collecting mainly in the Pyrenees. He lived in the mountain village of Gèdre and was a professor at the 'Académie des Sciences' there. He corresponded with John Stuart Mill and other great botanists of the day. Borderea Miégev (1866), also known as Dioscoreaceae, is a genus of flowering plants named after him. He was a member of the Botanical Society of France, the Helvetic Society, and other learned groups. He was awarded the distinction of Knight, in the Legion of Honour, the highest French order for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. Bordère's decades of field work resulted in an immense herbarium, which is now held at the National Botanical Conservatory of the Pyrenees and Midi-Pyrenees, in the town of Bagneres-de-Bigorre. Gèdre is renowned for being part of the site with Gavarnie "Pyrénées Mont-Perdu, cirques and canyons countries", World Heritage by UNESCO. Located at 1000m altitude in the Hautes-Pyrenees, rural activity still holds an important place both in everyday life and in the local economy it this traditional mountain village. Henri Bordère (1825-1889) fue un botánico francés. Fue profesor en Gèdre, Altos Pirineos, recolectando principalmente en los Pirineos. Son enorme herbario se conserva en el "Conservatorio botánico nacional de los Pirineos y de Medios Pirineos, en la ciudad de Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Il fut nommée Chevalier, Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur.

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        The Bromo caldera and the Tengger range on Java, Panorama in six parts.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 21 x 86 cm. KEYWORDS:indonesia/java/photo/bromo.

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        Les Treizes sonnets du doigt dedans.

      1880 in-8Domrémy-La-Pucelle (Vosges), Au Couvent des Puces Travailleuses, s.d., in-8, 1880, broché, couverture muette, 30 pages. Curiosa, rare édition originale de ce recueil de treize sonnets licencieux de Hannon imprimé en 4 couleurs, titre encadré, imprimé en rouge, bleu, brun, vert et violet. Toutes les pages ont un cadre rouge. Texte imprimé en couleurs. Cette plaquette artistique n'a été tirée qu'à 69 exemplaires, non mis dans le commerce, et exclusivement réservés aux Dames repenties du Couvent de Domremy-La-Pucelle (Vosges). Théodore Hannon (1851-1916), parallèlement à la peinture et à la gravure, s'adonnait à la poésie et fut membre fondateur de la Société Libre des Beaux-arts, qui, depuis 1868, ralliait les artistes novateurs, résolument naturistes, individualistes et coloristes. A sa dissolution, il participa, en 1875, à la fondation de "La Chrysalide", avec Félicien Rops, Louis Artan et Constantin Meunier. "Hannon tenait en réserve des sonnets érotiques que, par bienséance, il n'avait pas joints aux Vingt-quatre coups de sonnet et qu'il publia en 1880, avec la complicité discrète d'Henry Kistemaeckers28, sous le pseudonyme de Monsieur de La Braguette et un titre non moins éloquent : Les treize sonnets du doigt dedans. C'était, dans la clandestinité, la manifestation de son penchant à la grivoiserie, à la plaisanterie licencieuse, une propension que ses intimes connaissaient bien et qui les divertissait." (in arllfb.be). "Édition clandestine, imprimée à Bruxelles". (in Pia 1332 ; B.N. Enfer, 185). Usures, salissures, taches, dos cassé, déchirures et légers manques de papier à la couverture, report sur la page de titre, brochage fragile.

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        Portrait. Oval engraving by Weger.

      - Leipzig, after a photograph of ca. 1880. Print size 20.0 x 15.0 cm (paper size 30.1 x 39.6 cm).l Engraved portrait by August Weger (1823-1892). The portrait, "nach ein Photographie" show Charles Darwin at an old age with his iconic beard. His autograph is printed below. The photo referred to perhaps is the one made in 1877 by Lock and Whitfield. Weger was a German engraver and printer. Weger is known for his portraits of famous people, such as the writer Friedrich Gerstäcker, the composer Robert Schumann, and, apparently, Charles Darwin. A very wide-margined and spotless print. Rare.

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        Phillips' Plan of Liverpool and the Surrounding Cheshire Coast, Compiled From Actual Surveys.

      George Phillip & Son, c. 1880. - Folding map, 915 x 1040 mm., in 24 sections, mounted on linen and folded into the original pebble grained cloth case, lacking the ties. A couple of later additions in coloured ink, particularly of railway lines, otherwise a nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dessin original à l'encre de chine Portrait de Remy de Gourmont

      Dessin original à l'encre de chine [Remy de Gourmont par Pierre de Querlon] (signature monogramme PQ] Feuille : 14 x 10,5 cm dessin : 7,5 x 5,5 cm Joli dessin - unique ! VOIR PHOTOS Pierre de Querlon (1880 - 1904) , Pierre-Armand Peyrot des Gachons, alias Pierre de Querlon est mort à 24 ans. DOCUMENT DES PLUS RARES.

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        Holy Bible

      1880 - BIBLE. The Holy Bible". With Explanatory Notes, Practical Obsevations, and Copious Marginal References. By Thomas Scott. Glasgow, Edinburgh and London: William Mackenzie, circa 1880. Two volumes. Folio (11 by 15 inches), contemporary full brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. $2500.Later edition of Scott's copiously annotated Bible, illustrated with 5 maps and 41 engraved plates, handsomely bound.Although ordained a deacon in 1772, Scott took holy orders more to secure his own comfort than to proclaim Christian doctrine, much of which he did not believe. In the late 1770s, however, a friendship with John Newton (author of the hymn "Amazing Grace") led to the awakening of Scott's sincerely evangelical faith. As he wrote in his memoir The Force of Truth (1779), "Forever blessed be the God of long suffering and mercy, who had patience with such a rebel and blasphemer, such an irreverent trifler with his majesty, and such a presumptuous intruder into his sacred ministry!" With great zeal, Scott renewed his devotion to both his parishioners and his biblical studies. This commentary won him a large reputation (though not large royalties, due to his publisher's debts). "Sir James Stephen does not hesitate to speak of it as "˜the greatest theological performance of our age and country" (DNB). First published in 174 weekly numbers between 1789-92, this edition is embellished with 5 maps and 41 engraved plates, several after paintings by noted biblical painter John Martin (said to have possessed "the genius that to madness nearly is allied" by Art Journal editor S.C. Hall) and a few after photographs by "the most prominent of the early photographers of Egypt and the Holy Land," Francis Frith (McDarrah & McDarrah, 156). Without preliminary gatherings A-E in Volume I; all biblical text present. See Darlow & Moule 952; Herbert 1366. Houfe, 223. Occasional light foxing. About-fine condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE. THE HOLY BIBLE WITH THE COMMENTARIES OF SCOTT AND HENRY, AND CONTAINING ALSO MANY THOUSAND CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTE SELECTED FROM THE GREAT STANDARD AUTHORS OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

      London: C. & A. Ross, 1880. A stunningly bright and fine copy, virtually as new with the family registers blank. Folio. xv, 1211p., (v), 34p (Concise Biblical Cyclopaedia). Extra title page illustrated in chromolithography and with many full page plates in chromolithography and in black and white. Bound in heavily embossed full black crushed morocco over beveled boards, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title, the upper cover with central gilt stylized titles, the corners fitted with large ornate brass bosses with hinged clasps.

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        Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta.

      ca 1880, Sydney: - Albumen photograph in 5 panels, each measuring approx. 8 x 5 1/4", totaling 39". Going from left to right, these are captioned Neutral Bay, Milson's Point, Lavender Bay, Panorama of Sydney & Harbour, Darling Harbour, Berry's Bay & Parramatta River. All have the notation of the photographer, "J.P." on the print. The vantage point is near or possibly on Holtermann's Tower. Paine started working as a photographer in 1869 in Tamworth, NSW, and moved to Sydney on his marriage to Mary Baker in 1874. In 1875, his work was praised in the Sydney Morning Herald; he exhibited photographs at the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879, winning a silver medal of the 1st degree of merit; he exhibited at the International Colonial & Industrial Exhibition, Amsterdam, 1883; he was in New Guinea with the Australian Squadron in 1884; he exhibited International Exhibition Calcutta in 1885, winning a silver medal with 1st class certificate with his harbour photographs praised; he exhibited at the Colonial & Indian Exhibition, London in 1886.[Extract from "John Paine landscape photographs, c. 1880", Catherine Snowden, Alison Lea & Christa Ludlow. [Sydney] : Historic Photograph Collection of Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, 1984].An uncommon Sydney panorama; although the individual views are recorded, we could not locate a copy of the panorama on Trove in either the National Library or the State Library of New South Wales. Archivally restored, with a small tear repaired and one border with a slightly wavy edge, backed on acid free paper. Bright impressions.

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        (Rom 1853 - 1918). Blumenstück. Öl auf Leinwand. (Um 1880). Unten rechts signiert \'Corelli\'. 76 x 64 cm. Im späteren Goldrahmen mit Messingschildchen.

       1880 Thieme-B. VII, S. 408.- Corelli studierte auf der Akademie St. Luca und auf dem Istituto di belle Arti sowie in Neapel unter A. Guerra. Seit 1880 nahm er regelmäßig an allen größeren Ausstellungen Italiens teil. Er war Mitglied der Wiener Aquarellisten und der Münchner Sezession.- Rosen, Tulpen und weitere sommerliche Blumen in den Farben Weiß, Rot, Rosa, wenige blaue Blumen dazwischen.- Ein kleiner restaurierter Einriss am unteren Bildrand rechts.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Dairy Farming: Being the Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying.

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. London. No date. Ca. 1880. - TWO VOLUME SET, 23 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC PLATES, 2 full page black and white plans, 2 full page black and white illustrations, numerous black and white in-text illustrations, black and white head and tail-piece illustrations, full page color map, double page color map, all edges marbled, 570 pages, index, 11 x 8 3/4 each, cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cloth very mottled, moderate wear to extremities with boards a bit exposed at most corners, split in cloth down most of rear joint of volume 1, short tears and small losses to ends of spine, 2 inch tear at bottom edge of contents page, one plate has an approx. 1 inch stain extending a bit into image, otherwise plates in near fine to fine condition. Interiors very good in fair covers. Chromolithographic plates include 13 chromolithographs of cow breeds, "Alpine Dairy Station in Summer", one chromolithograph of chickens, one of pigs and 4 botanicals. Includes double page color map: "Dairy Farming in America. Copied from the 9th U.S. Census". Chapters include: "Dairy Homesteads and Buildings", "Breeding and Selection of Dairy Cattle", "Breeds of Cattle", "The Origin of Soils", "Forage Plants and Weeds", "The Milk Trade", "Dairy Farming in Ireland", "American Dairy Implements and Machinery", "Dairy Work in American Factories", "Canadian Dairying", "Continental Dairying", several chapters on cheese making, and a chapter on pigs, goats, and poultry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONFEDERATE WAR ETCHINGS

      [Philadelphia, 1880. Index leaf, correctly issued without titlepage, and twenty-nine line etchings on India paper, mounted on stiff larger sheets. Folio. Contemporary cloth-backed leather folder, loose, as issued. Minor edge wear and soiling. Plates excellent, mounts a bit toned with some edge wear. Very good. The second, and earliest obtainable, edition of Volck's famous collection of Civil War etchings, reissuing work that first appeared in the original first and second series issued by subscription between 1861 and 1864. The first edition or series of Civil War etchings by Volck was published under the name, "V. Blada," apparently for subscribers, in a supposed edition of 200 copies, sometime during the middle of the war. That first series was entitled SKETCHES FROM THE CIVIL WAR. It contained thirty etchings and was suppressed because its content bordered on treason. A second series was issued sometime after the first, but before the end of the war, bringing the total number of etchings to forty-five. However, all of these wartime issues are rare to the point of extinction, and none have appeared on the market in modern times. This set is the reissue as described by Howes, generally thought to have been done in the 1880s in only 100 copies. The etchings vary between rather idealized southern scenes, such as Stonewall Jackson leading his men in prayer, to vicious and vitriolic attacks on the North (a white being sacrificed on an altar labeled "Negro Worship"). It is due to the inclusion of images such as the latter one, that it is easy to see why they were deemed treasonable. The sketches are superbly executed and often reproduced in modern histories of the Civil War. George McCullough Anderson, in his book on Volck, states: "The vitriolic nature of some of these drawings leaves no doubt that V. Blada felt strongly and expressed those feelings in the manner he knew best - as a non- combatant seeking to build morale and support for the cause in which he believed. His weapons were his artistic temperament and ability." A rare group of controversial Civil War views, here in a later issue, made from the original plates. Not in Sabin or Coulter. HOWES V138, "aa." ANDERSON, THE WORK OF ADALBERT JOHANN VOLCK, passim.

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        Etude sur le Patois Créole Mauricien.

      IMP. BERGER-LEVRAULT. 1880. In-12 Carré. Broché. Etat passable. Livré sans Couverture. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable. LVII + 233 pages. Manque sur le dos.

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        British rainfall [Symons British Rainfall - 32 volumes]

      London : Edward Stanford, 1880-1963 - Good to very good copies bound in gilt-blocked blue cloth. Varying degrees of wear and running around the spine and panel edges. Some staining/bleaching evident to the covers of some volumes. Bindings are tight and strong. Internally, each volume is bright and clean, although a small number of the earlier volumes have some minor dust-toning/foxing around the prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; 32 volumes, illus. (some colour); 22cm. Contents: 1879-1900 (22 vols.), 1916-1918 (3 vols.), 1920-1925 (6 vols.), 1959-60 (1 vol.). Subjects: Rain and rainfall -- Great Britain -- Weather -- Meteorology -- History -- Periodicals. Notes: Imprints, contributors and titles vary. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tramp Abroad

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880. First. hardcover. near fine. 328 illustrations. Thick 8vo, dark brown cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt (spine gilt a bit tarnished). Hartford, 1880. First Edition. First issue, with the frontispiece entitled "Moses". Inserted portrait with imprint on the lower left. A very good, tight copy, with little binding wear. In a black cloth dust wrapper & slipcase .BAL 3386.

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        Carola Fayencen.

      [Allemagne, ca. 1880]. 1880 1 vol. in-8° oblong (200 x 282 mm.) de [21] ff. (3 blancs) de papier fort brun sur lesquels sont contrecollés 63 aquarelles et 18 fiches tapuscrites décrivant les lots. Brochage de papier brun, premier plat avec titre manuscrit à la peinture blanche ("Carola" Fayencen). Bel ensemble d'aquarelles contrecollées, représentant de la vaisselle ou d'autres objets de décoration, principalement des vases, en faïence. Chaque objet est numéroté et renvoie à une légende tapuscrite contrecollé sur la page précédente. Nombreuses corrections manuscrites sur les fiches tapuscriptes. Charmant recueil. 1 vol. oblong 8vo. 63 watercolours and 18 typescripts. Brown cardboard. Fine set of watercolours depicting pieces of earthenware, with typescript captions. These captions often are corrected by hand. Charming book.

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        THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE. THE HOLY BIBLE WITH THE COMMENTARIES OF SCOTT AND HENRY, AND CONTAINING ALSO MANY THOUSAND CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTE SELECTED FROM THE GREAT STANDARD AUTHORS OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

      Lewis & C0, London 1880 - Folio. xv, 1215p., 34p (Concise Biblical Cyclopaedia). Extra title page illustrated in chromolithography and with many full page plates in chromolithography and in black and white. Bound in heavily embossed full black crushed morocco over beveled boards, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title, the upper cover with central gilt stylized titles, the corners fitted with large ornate brass bosses with hinged clasps. A stunningly bright and fine copy, virtually as new with the family registers blank. Foxing to verso of first plate, a little edge spotting - probably from the gilt on the text edges [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Kopenhagen 1854 - 1926 Roskilde). Interieur. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1880. Unten links signiert. 57 x 43,5 cm. Gerahmt.

       1880 Ein gedeckter Kaffeetisch mit zwei Stühlen vor einem geöffneten Fenster mit französischem Balkon mit Blumen, das Fenster gibt den Blick auf eine Baumkrone und die Giebel zweier weiterer Wohnhäuser frei.- Wenige minimale Farbabplatzer.- . Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Photograph Album. Algiers, Italy, Paris

      1880 - (MIDEAST) LEROUX, Alexandre, MAURO, Ledru, NOACK, Alfred et al. Photograph Album. Algiers, Italy, Paris. Algiers, Italy, Paris: circa 1880. Oblong quarto, contemporary pebbled cloth boards rebacked and recornered in black morocco gilt, 48 vintage albumen, collotype, carbon prints (variously measuring 9 by 12 inches to 7-1/2 by 10 inches ), mounted on heavy card stock (each leaf measuring 11 by 13-1/2 inches), watered silk endpapers. $4800.Rare photograph album of 48 splendid vintage mounted albumen, collotype and gelatin silver prints of Algiers, Italy and Paris, circa 1880, with an exceptional series of 19 exhibition-size prints of Algiers by renowned photographer Leroux, including exquisite views of the Mosque of Sidi Abderrahamane, the Notre Dame d'Afrique and beautiful portraits of Arab men and women, along with nine prints of Genoa by Noack, views of Messina by Mauro, views of Palermo, including the catacombs, and images of Paris""including the Eiffel Tower and more.Prints include 19 by award-winning photographer Alexandre Leroux, who was a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts d'Alger and directed the bimonthly L'Algérie Illustrée. His photographs offer a rare glimpse into the rich cultural life of Algiers, its people, architecture, religious sites and governmental palaces. Of particular interest are Leroux's views of the 11th-century Mosque of Sidi Abderrahamane, one of Algiers' most ancient mosques, and the pilgrimage church of Notre Dame d'Afrique. Also featured are nine vintage prints of Genoa by photographer Alfredo Noack, one of the region's "most important professional photographers ". These images contributed to". a certain image of Italy throughout the world, an Italy that could be identified by its treasures and incontestable art historical supremacy" (Hannavy I:755). Additional prints of Italy are by photographer Ledru Mauro, with Palermo's harbor, catacombs, cathedral, and "Chapel of Bones," and panoramic vistas of Messina, along with views by an unidentified photographer of the Ducal Palace of Saint Stephen and ancient ruins. This handsome vintage album concludes with eight beautiful albumen prints of Paris by unidentified photographer(s), including images of the Eiffel Tower, the Opera House, Trocadéro Palace, the Church of the Madeleine, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Prints by Leroux, Noack and Mauro are notably archived in museums such as the Getty and at Yale. Most prints with identifying captions, photography studio catalogue numbers, photographer and/or studio names in the negatives. Inked captions on many print mounts. Bookseller ticket.Prints very fresh, mounts with occasional marginal foxing not affecting prints. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1880 - 1880 Wisden Rebind with Covers.

      Hi, This lot is an 1880 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 17th edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Good Condition mainly due to the rear cover marking it down. The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine and also Gerald Brodribb to the front. The front cover is nice and tall, there is some darkness , the egdes of the cover is very worn and there is a tiny loss in the middle of the cover next to a small tear, name to the top of the page. The rear cover has some major loss and the biggest downside to this book,please see the pictures but it is a couple of inches missing. No trimming to report, these are very tall books. There is minimal foxing and nice clean white pages.

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        Island Life: On the Phenomena and Causes of

      Macmillan, London 1880 - Half green leather: xvii, 526pp, single leaf of adverts,index. 3 coloured maps, as called for. The covers have some wear but the spine been expertly re-backed. Binding very tight. No previous names. Some foxing to first few leaves, but generally text pages are very clean. A good, solid copy. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lepidoptera of Ceylon

      London: L. Reeve, 1880-1887. xii, 190, [2]; viii, 162; xv, [1], 578, [2], 215 hand coloured lithographed plates. . HB. 3 vols, 4to, orig. publisher's maroon cloth, gilt titling to spine. An extremely fine and clean set of this work which is seldom offered for sale.. Rare. Frederic Moore (1830-1907) was originally an artist associated with the East India Museum. The fine drawings in this work "representing about 350 species, of which about 250 are figured in their various stages of larva, pupa, and imago" were drawn and lithographed by the author after drawings by the Ceylonese artists Geo. & W. de Alwis and others. The collection of drawings was exhibited at a meeting of the Entomological Society of London in 1878, and "was considered to be such a valuable contribution to Eastern Entomology that the following resolution was proposed ... It was hoped that an application to the Ceylon Government for their publication would be successful". Moore offered that if this publication were approved, he would offer his services free of charge to edit and prepare descriptions of the various species and incorporate new material, "thus forming as complete a history of the Lepidopterous fauna of Ceylon as was at present possible". Nissen ZBI, 2877..

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