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      Londres? 1880 - 10 + 56 pags + 23 láminas cartón con 4 fotos cada una 25x30 cm Piel grabada en oro con paisaje del pais, animales y nativos. Buen estado. Faltan 2 láminas 8 fotos Parece haber sido impreso en Londres pues en el prefacio Alexander menciona el trabajo realizado en el libro de los Sres. Marion y Co., una firma Soho especializada en la producción de papel fotográfico y otros materiales. Muchas fotos firmadas por SA. Faltan 8 fotos de las 100 imágenes que contenía el volumen, con subtítulos y enmarcadas y están en buenas condiciones. Algunas de las fotos : Ciudad del Cabo - los muelles. Una vista que muestra la navegación y muelles en el primer plano, con la Table Mountain más allá. 2 Ciudad del Cabo - los muelles. La impresión rubrica «SA». 3 Ciudad del Cabo - Table Mountain. Una vista de Table Mountain, con muelles en el primer plano. La impresión rubrica «SA». 4 Ciudad del Cabo - de la cantera. Una vista de la ciudad de Cabo mirando hacia el norte sobre la curva de Table Bay. La impresión rubrica «SA». 5 Ciudad del Cabo - la biblioteca pública y un museo. La impresión rubrica «SA». 6 Port Elizabeth - de 'The Hill'. La impresión rubrica «SA. 7 Port Elizabeth - 'The Hill'. Una vista que muestra Port Elizabeth, en una institución gris en el primer plano. La impresión rubrica «SA». 8 King William's Town - Buffalo River Bridge. 9. Zanzibar - grupo de esclavos. La impresión rubrica «SA». 10 Kafir Kraal. La impresión rubrica «SA 11 Tulbagh - cascada en cascada del río. 12 Ciudad del Cabo - Gobierno Avenue. 13. Estado Libre de Orange Bloemfontein - edificios del Gobierno. La impresión rubrica «SA».14 Tulbagh - Cascada. La impresión rubrica «SA».15 Graaff Reinet. 16 Graaff Reinet. La impresión es firmada y fechada con el año por el fotógrafoRoe, W.17 Ciudad del Cabo - entrada al castillo. La impresión rubrica «SA». 18 Grahams town - Catedral. 19 Mozambique - la fortaleza. Western Province - Hex río de montaña. La impresión rubrica «SA».

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Handbook of House PropertyA Popular and Practical Guide to the Purchase, Mortgage, Tenancy and Compulsory Sale of Houses and Land

      London - Lockwood and Co, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A practical victorian guide for the use of home owners. Second edition. Includes the law of dilapidations and fixtures, as well as useful information and advice on building. From the author of A Popular Account of the Styles of Architecture, and winner of the Institute Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with very light rubbing to the spine and extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright, and mostly clean, but with spotting to first and last pages. H. W. Keay booksellers blind stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Los Animales Pintados Por Si Mismos. 2 VOLUMENES

      Tipo-litografia De Celestino Verdaguer, Barcelona 1880 - escenas y costumbres de la vida publica y privada de los irracionales. Obra escrita en frances, vertida al español por Jose Feliu y Codina. Edicion de gran lujo. Adornada con magnificas y numerosas laminas al cromo de 12 o 15 tintas, riquisimas portadas, verdaderas obras de arte, y 322 grabados originales. Size: 29 X 20 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        Sketches from Nipal, historical and descriptive, with anecdotes of the court life and wild sports of the country in the time of Maharaja Jang Bahadur, G.C.B., to which is added an essay on Nipalese Buddhism, and illustrations of religious monuments, architecture, and scenery, from the author's own drawings.

      Allen London 1880 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., vi, 418; [4], 364pp., 7 chromolithograph plates, 11 other plates, contemporary half morocco gilt, light wear to top of spine vol i, light foxing throughout, a very good copy. Provenance: New South Wales, Library of Parliament (gilt stamp to upper covers and spine feet). Oldfield had spent 30 years in the area as resident surgeon in Khatmandu so was able to write with great authority covering every aspect of private life, political relations, sport, and religion in that country. A standard work. Yakushi O36. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The incandescent lamp and its manufacture


      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Wild Animal Stories: A Panorama Picture Book,

      Ernst NIster and E. P. Dutton n.d. (1880s), London and New York - First edition. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. With six large chromolithographed pop-ups and numerous black and white vignettes in text. Pictorial boards with brown cloth backstrip. Floral endpapers. Boards moderately worn at the edges with some scuffs and soiling. Front hinge cracked a few pages into text causing the text block to be a bit shaky. All pop-up illustrations are complete and in working order. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        American Inventions and Improvements in Breech-Loading Small Arms, Heavy Ordnance, Machine Guns [-] Including a Chapter on Sporting Arms.

      Springfield, Massachusetts: Chapin & Gould. [-]. Springfield Printing Company. 1880 - 9 1/4 inches x 12 in., frontispiece printed in silver & brown inks of Smith & Wesson New Model 44 Army Pistol; title-page; 407 pp. + [4]pp. Hartley & Graham military equipment, gun ads. With 3 chromolithographic plates printed in metallic inks: the frontispiece; New Model "38" Pistol (Smith & Wesson) in silver & brown, at p. [191]; copper & brass cartridge metal (Coe Brass), in copper and brass metallic inks at p. 310; numerous illustrations and diagrams; steel engraved plates of the various manufactories, with tissue guards. Red brown cloth with gilt titling on spine, design on front cover, top-edge gilt. Paper label on spine, library markings on title-page, dedication page, the inner binding is cracked with some of the pages breaking loose; wear to cover edges, spine ends. Preserved in a new, folding, red-brown cloth-covered case with black cloth ties. A very scarce book. Covers the Gatling Gun & other early mechanical arms; various manufacturers: Peabody, Winchester, Remington, Whitney, Sharps, Springfield, Smith & Wesson. Weight: 6 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray, 1880. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1880. Sixth Edition. 458 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth covered boards with gilt text to spine. Pages lightly tanned with foxing to endpapers and text block edge. Decorative prize plate to pastedown dated 1882, peeling to corners of plate. Hinge is cracked with binding netting exposed. Some sections of text block lose; pages 1-24 and 27-46. Fold-out sheet between pages 90 and 91 present. Dust to text block top. Moderate board and edge wear with corner bumping. Moderate lean to spine. Light soiling to boards. Some rubbing to extremities.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London: John Murray 1880 - Sixth edition, 22nd thousand, 8vo, xxi, (1), 458 pp. Folding plate, light foxing at the beginning and end. Original dark green cloth, recased with new endpapers, some rubbing to extremities. Freeman 405.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES In Their Botanical, Horticultural, And Popular Aspects

      L. Prang & Co., Boston 1880 - 196, 204 pages. 26.5 x 18.5 cm. Series II: Vols. 1-2. A total of 96 chromolithographs, each with tissue guard. An uncharacteristically clean and fresh set with all plates by Prang, perhaps the most prominent American printer of chromolithographs. Original front cover wrappers bound-in -- bound by Green Dragon Bindery of Shrewsbury, MA. Raised bands, spine panels gilt in floral motif, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Fine. 2 Vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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      1880 - MEEHAN, Thomas. NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THEIR BOTANICAL, HORTICULTURAL AND BOTANICAL ASPECTS. Philadelphia: American Nat. History Pub. Co., Limited, 1880. Second Series, Volumes 1 & 2. Illustrated with 96 chromolithographic plates (48 in each volumes) by L. Prang & Co., Boston, MA. Two quarto volumes. Nineteenth-century bindings of 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper boards. Ex library, with a library pocket at rear pastedowns, ink and perforated stamps on title-pages and in a few other places in text. Text is clean but for the library marks. The plates are clean and bright, and unmarked. Although the leather is superficially rubbed, the bindings are sound and attractive. Complete and in very good condition. Published two years after the first series, the second series is far less common. (Bennett, p. 75; Nissen 1331).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        The Chess Montly

      London, 1880-1881 iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter black leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume II (2). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:0Corners bumped, some foxing and age toning, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper else a very good copy of a scarce item.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        14 Photographs of the Building of the Liverpool Docks.

      Liverpool. ca. Image size (Approx), 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 ins. Page Size (Approx), 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 ins. 1880 - 14 Photographs of the Liverpool Docks pasted on to thick card on both sides of the page. Shown, Langdon Dock, Lighthouse, Alexander Dock, Engine House Langdon Dock, Canada Basin, Dock Entrance, Graving Dock Langdon, Engine House Langdon Dock, Formen South Dock, Masonry of Dock Entrance, Shed Alexander Dock, Dock Wall Alexander Dock, Commencement of Herculaneum Dock, Herculaneum Dock & Petroleum Shore. To see all the images go to:- [View Bookseller's Homepage] .

      [Bookseller: David Hulse Associates]
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      Denver. [circa 1880]. - Mammoth-plate albumen photograph, 22 x 17 1/4 inches. Jackson's name printed on the mat. Light discoloration in the sky in the upper center portion of the image. Near fine. Matted, glazed, and framed, with calligraphic manuscript title below the photograph. Contemporary wooden frame with the initials of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway engraved in the bottom panel of the frame. A beautiful mammoth-plate albumen photograph by William H. Jackson of the Royal Gorge in central Colorado. Jagged cliffs rise steeply into the sky and the track of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway comes toward us from the distance, running along the Arkansas River. Jackson used a slight time exposure in taking this image, giving the river a very fluid quality. The photograph is in a contemporary presentation frame, inscribed with the initials of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. This photograph was taken during Jackson's Denver era when he did extensive work for the railroads of Colorado and was given his own personal railroad car from which he based his photographic excursions and operations. This photograph is an example of the work Jackson did for the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. Jackson (1843-1942) began his career in photography in 1858, working as a retouching artist in a studio in Troy, New York. In the 1860s, after serving briefly in the Union Army, he worked at several studios in Vermont before moving to Omaha, Nebraska in 1867, where he established his own studio. He worked on an extensive series of views for the Union Pacific Railroad, which earned him enough notice to be recruited by Ferdinand Hayden for the U.S. Geological Survey team. With the Survey, Jackson explored and photographed vast areas of the West, including Yellowstone and parts of Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. In 1879, his work with the Survey at an end, he set up a commercial photography studio in Denver, marketing landscape photographs of the West. Jackson stayed in Denver until 1898, when he moved to Detroit. A lovely image by William Jackson of this Colorado scene.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Art Treasures of Germany

      SAMUEL WALKER & COMPANY 1880 CIRCA, BOSTON - (A Collection of the most important pictures of the Galleries Dresden, Cassel, Brunswick, Berlin, Munich and Vienna) with portraits of the most celebrated masters and explanatory and biographical notices by A. Gorling, B. Meyer and A. Woltzmann, Boston, Samuel Walker & Company. this book is 2 3/4 " thick, previous owner markings inside front cover, marbed endpages and foredges, tissue guard to frontispiece & engravings, book is in a slipcase, corners and spine rubbed NOTE: Additional postage required, very large book. DATE PUBLISHED: 1880 CIRCA EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Woman of Ceylon.

      ca. 1880, albumen print, 21,5 x 27,7 cm. KEYWORDS:ceylon / india

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        Oeuvres Complètes.

      Paris: J.Hetzel & Cie. & A.Quantin & Cie., 1880-89. - 48 Volumes. 8vo. with half-titles. finely bound in half morocco by Vauthrin, t.e.g., original printed wrs. bound in (some clear dampstains & hint of foxing). Definitive Edition, based on the original manuscripts, this is one of only 15 copies on papier de Chine. Carteret I 431.

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      - London - Bickers and Son. 1880 - A smartly-bound set of the works of William Shakespeare, edited and revised by Alexander Dyce. Fourth edition. In contemporary tree calf by Southeran. With engraved portrait frontispieces to five of ten volumes. Alexander Dyce (30 June 1798 15 May 1869) was a Scottish dramatic editor and literary historian. In 1857 his edition of Shakespeare was published by Moxon; and the second edition was issued by Chapman & Hall in 1866. He also published Remarks on Collier's and Knight's Editions of Shakespeare (1844); A Few Notes on Shakespeare (1853); and Strictures on Collier's new Edition of Shakespeare (1859), a contribution to the Collier controversy, which ended a long friendship between the two scholarsBy the time of his death, Dyce had collected a valuable library, containing many rare Elizabethan books, and this collection was left to the South Kensington Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum). His wide reading in Elizabethan literature enabled him to explain much that was formerly obscure in Shakespeare. While preserving all that was valuable in former editions, Dyce added much fresh matter. His Glossary, a large volume of 500 pages, was the most exhaustive that had appeared. Complete in ten volumes. Condition: In tree calf bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with one board detached, and some slight rubbing to the other joints. One other joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, aside from the odd spot and some offsetting to the title pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED despite detached board which could be fixed for a reasonable sum. Would then be a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Le Café de la Nouvelle Athènes

      Paris?, ca. 1880. Etching. 161 x 122 cm. Signed in the plate lower left. Laid paper with margins. Guérin, 3.

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        Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments verdeutscht von D. Martin Luther. Mit zweihundert und dreissig Bildern von Gustav Doré, sechste auflage, Zwei Bände [The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments Germanized by D. Martin Luther with two hundred and thirty pictures by Gustav Doré. Two Volumes, Sixth Edition]

      Published Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart und Leipzig, sechste auflage 1880 [sixth edition]. Two Volumes. 1880. Hard back binding in publisher's original elaborately gilt tooled black leather covers, gilt title and illustrator lettering to the spines and to the upper panels, white moirë watered silk end papers, all page edges gilt. Elephant folio 17'' x 13''. Contains 230 leaves of plates by Doré including two frontispieces, six decorated leaves (Familien Chronik, which is unused) precede the title-page in volume I, illustrated with 230 full page monochrome plates and decorative tailpieces, printed in double, continuously numbered columns (1236 Old Testament, 344 New Testament) with different decorative dividers between the columns. Rubbing to the spines and the high points of the boards, with short neat repairs to the spine ends, a little staining and foxing to the margins of the end papers, beyond which the interiors are bright and without any foxing to the text block. The pair weigh in at an impressive 15 kg. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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      1880 - [REDDING, M. W.] SCARLET BOOK OF FREE MASONRY; CONTAINING A THRILLING AND AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE IMPRISONMENT, TORTURE, AND MARTYRDOM OF FREEMASONS AND KNIGHTS TEMPLARS, FOR THE PAST SIX HUNDRED YEARS; ALSO, AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE EDUCATION, REMARKABLE CAREER, AND TRAGIC DEATH OF THE RENOWNED PHILOSOPHER PYTHAGORAS. RECENT REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF MASONIC EMBLEMS ON AN ANCIENT OBELISK IN EGYPT. New York: Redding & Co. (1880). First edition. 517 pp. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt, black and blind. Spine and corners shelfworn, frayed. Cover bright. Spine nicked at heel and crown. Bookblock tight. Color litho plates, b/w illustrations in the text. Frontispiece tissue guard foxed. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Young girl from Ceylon.

      ca. 1880, albumen print, 21 x 25,6 cm. KEYWORDS:ceylon / india

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        Trumpet-Major a Tale

      London Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880 - First Edition In the Original Cloth HARDY, Thomas. The Trumpet-Major. A Tale. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880. First edition in book form (first printed serially in Good Words from January to December 1880). Three octavo volumes (7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches; 185 x 125 mm) . [i]- vi, 295, [1, blank]; [i]-vi, 276; [2, blank], vi, 259, [1, blank] pp. Volumes I & II without preliminary blank. Publisher’s primary binding of volume I and secondary binding of volumes II and III all of red diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth, the only difference being back covers stamped in blind with double-rule (vol. I) or triple-rule (vols II & III) border. Front covers decoratively stamped in black with a three-panel design incorporating two vignettes, an encampment at top, a mill at bottom, and lettering in the center panel. Spines decoratively stamped in gilt and black with standard, sword, and bugle, and lettered in blind and gilt (with imprint at foot of spine: Smith, Elder & Co.). Yellow coated endpapers. Spines of all volumes a bit darkened. Cloth of all spines with some wrinking as well as to cloth of back board of volume one. A bit of soiling and rubbing to cloth. Some light shelfwear to spines. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Occasional thumb soiling along fore-edges. Volumes slightly skewed. Overall a good set housed in a quarter morocco drop-down clamshell and chemise. The Trumpet-Major was published in an edition of 1,000 copies on 26 October 1880. Hardy himself drew the two vignettes for the front cover. Purdy, pp. 31-35. Sadleir 1115. Webb, pp. 14-15. Wolff 2995a. HBS 65765. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        San Francisco 1849

      [No place 1880 - Firk's rare view of the city of San Francisco in 1849: "one of the best-known early San Francisco views" (Peters). Henry Firks was a painter and lithographer known primarily for his images of California during the mid-nineteenth century. His works are held by the Bancroft Library, California Society of Pioneers, and the University of California. This fine and rare lithograph depicts the city only months before the great increase in population brought about by the Gold Rush. Baird and Evans record eight issues of this image: this is the seventh with no imprint and fifty-two numbers and fifty-two items of reference listed beneath the image. "A wide-ranging portrait of San Francisco, crisply rendered by the artist Henry Firks, is provided in this important view of the city.the view delineates the main features of the newly laid-out town: its favorable location on a wide bay; the hilly terrain affording lookout points; the low commercial structures lining the shore; the residential buildings of various make, some substantial, most not; and the large amount of shipping accommodated by the harbor. At the right is the Pacific Ocean entrance to the harbor, already known as the Golden Gate. Flush with the right-hand margin of the arched view is Yerba Buena Island, preserving San Francisco's original name. Firks' rendering is the source of numerous other views of San Francisco looking north on Montgomery Street to Telegraph Hill" (Deák). Baird & Evans Historic Lithographs of San Francisco (1972) 8g; California on Stone pp.120-121; Deák Picturing America 584; cf. Reps Views and Viewmakers 242; Who Was Who in American Art (Madison, Ct.: Sound View Press, 1999) I, p.1124. Tintstone lithograph with additional hand-colouring, sheet size: 18 1/8 x 33 3/4 inches. Framed in gold leaf frame with painted black panel.

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        Notes on the New TestamentExplanatory and Practical

      sp; - London - Blackie & Son11vol.; 7.5 by 5; I: (xii)404[4]pp., 6pp., II: (iv)420[3]pp., III: (vi)448[4]pp., 8pp., IV: (xvi)338[3]pp., 9pp., V: (xii)337[3]pp., 8pp., VI: (vi)400[2]pp., 8pp., VII: (xiii)288[4]pp., VIII: (viii)314[6]pp., 6pp., IX: (xviii)326[4]pp., 6pp., X: 404[4]pp., XI: (xxxvi)503[4]pp., 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely fine-binding of this prominent guide to the New Testament, in remarkable internal condition. Abert Barnes (1798-1870) was a meticulous and thorough student of the Bible. Born in Rome, New York, andpassing out ofPrinceton Seminary in 1823. Two years later, he took a living as a presbyterian minister in New Jersey, moving five years later in 1830 to Philadelphia (these volumes referring to Albert Barnes of Philadelphia). Barnes was at the forefront of the old/new school division in Presbyterians during the former half of the c. 19, and was even tried (and acquitted) of heresy in 1836. He contributed substantially towards progressive elements within the his church, and was a powerful orator -but is nevertheless chiefly remembered for his scholarly, written works on the Bible. Here we have one of his best known - the self-explanatory Notes on the New Testament. These volumes have sold over three million copies since their initial publication. In a lovely half-calf fine binding with superb marbling, a variety of plates depicting Biblical scenes and locations, and a wealth of maps (including some fold-out plates), these volumes remain pertinent and useful to the theology student. Complete in 11 volumes, with 30 plates (including one half map), and 11 maps (3 folding). Condition: Externally, bound in old half calf. A trifle rubbed in places. Lovely dark patina calf with handsome marbled paper boards and edging. Shelfwear to lower extremities; worn along joints, at head and tail of spines,and at corners of boards. Internally, generally firmly bound. Four of twenty-four hinges slightly tender, one stranied. Pages and plates bright and clean, with occasional dusting or handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Enquete Sur Les Moyens de Prevenir Les Accidents de Chemins de Fer

      Paris - Ves Renous,Maulde et Cock 1880 - A unique collection of documents relating to the history of railway safety in France. With many diagrams and some fold-out plates. Containing a questionnaire produced by the Ministere des Traveaux Publics and sent to each of the five major railway operating companies. Each of their responses is present in full. The questionnaire was produced as an attempt to improve safetyin response to a railway accident in 1879. Steps were then taken to standardise safety and signalling procedures across the different networks. A summary reportof the findings presented to the Ministere des Traveaux Publics is also included. Most of the reports bear the signature of Francois Prosper Jacqmin (1820-1889), an influential engineer and commander of the Legion D'Honneur. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, slightly worn with bumping to corners and slight cracking to front joint. Internally, firmly bound with two pamphlets loosely inserted. Slight curling to some pages. Generally bright with light foxing tomany pages, heavy in places. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        TABLE MOUNTAIN, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

      Cape Town:. 1880.. 13-1/8" x 7-7/16". Broadside, printed recto only. 11 stanzas of verse. Text double column, with thin vertical rule dividing. Signed in type at conclusion: "Charles F. Crewes. / Cape Town, June 2, 1880. / 42, Adderley-street.". Age toning & spotting to paper. 5 faint horizontal fold-lines. A VG. copy.. A poetical tribute, "Kingly Mountain, soaring high ... Imperial monarch of the plain!", to this prominent geographical sentinel watching over Cape Town, which, from the earliest to the present day, remains a popular attraction to the populace below.ÊThe author a bit of an enigma... Theal records no other works by Crewes, with additional research suggesting he was a Cape Town photographer, having a studio, during the early 1880s, at the broadside's printed address: 42, Adderley-street. With respect to the piece itself, we are unable to find this literary work recorded in any major on-line database, including that of the University of South Africa, nor do we find it in the NUC.A rare 19th C. Cape Town publication. . At top, an S. Hampton drawn image, 2-9/16" x 6-1/8", depicting Cape Town harbor, with Table Mountain, Devil's Peak & "The Lion" in the background. Lithographed by H. Doree, Burg St., Cape Town.

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        [Original Art]: Two Original Illustrations of Confederate in the Civil War

      [Circa 1880]. Two illustrations depicting Confederate Civil War scenes from the 19th Century illustrator Henry Pruett Share. Watercolor and gouache on stiff paper. The first depicts a scene of camp life with a dozen South Carolina troops by tents overlooking a lake, cooking, smoking, and tending their weapons with a "South Carolina and State Rights" banner visible in the background. It measures approximately 12.25" x 8.75" and is Signed "H.P.S." in lower right corner. Small chips and tears at the extremities, barely encroaching on the image, very good or better. The other illustration shows a motley crew of Confederate soldiers marching interspersed with riding officers accompanied by several quartermaster's wagons. It measures approximately 11.5" x 10.5" and is Signed "H.P. Share. '80" in lower right corner. One short tear, else fine.Share was born in Los Angeles in 1853 and graduated from the Art Student League of New York. He was a successful illustrator who was published in Scribner's Monthly, Harper's, Century, and other popular magazines of the day. He served as art editor for several New York newspapers, including The New York World, The New York Herald, and The New York Journal. He died at the relatively young age of 52 in Flatbush, Long Island in 1905. .

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        Leaves of Grass.

      Thayer and Eldridge; Richard Worthington pirated edition, 1880?, [Abt 1880?], Boston: - A Worthington piracy of the1860 third edition variant of Leaves of Grass, with the frontispiece portrait of Whitman (an engraving by Stephen Alonzo Schoff from an oil painting portrait by Charles Hine). Dated on the title page of the third edition ("Year 85 of the States"). The poems are arranged in 7 "clusters": Chants Democratic and Native American, with an introductory poem "Apostrophe"; Leaves of Grass; Enfans d'Adam; Calamus; Messenger Leaves; Thoughts; Says; Debris; and 26 individual poems including Walt Whitman, A Word Out of the Sea (later titled Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking). The volume commences with Proto-Leaf, which was later called "Starting from Paumanok". According to the Walt Whitman archive, this is the edition in which Whitman introduced clusters celebrating homosexual love: "Enfans d'Adam," which would become "Children of Adam," and "Calamus," the controversial clusters celebrating heterosexual and homosexual love" 8vo, iv, 456pp. Maroon textured gilt cloth, beveled edges, blind stamped with a butterfly and the author's name on the spine; and the title and a design on the front and back boards. Spine tips expertly restored. According to BAL 21397, the copies lacking the printer's and stereotyper's imprints (as in this copy) on the copyright page were probably published after 1879. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trumpet-Major: A Tale

      First Edition of Hardy's Trumpet-Major in Original Pictorial Red ClothHARDY, Thomas. The Trumpet-Major: A Tale. London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1880.First edition. Three volumes, octavo (7 1/2 x 5 in., 190 x 127 mm).Publisherís pictorial red cloth, stamped in black on front covers, blind-stamped (triple-ruled border) on back covers. Spines stamped in gilt and black. Spines very slightly sunned. Inner hinged of volume I starting, but firm. Two previous owner's bookplates on front pastedowns of each volume. Overall an about fine, bright copy house in a quarter morocco clamshell.As Purdy explains, the Smith-Elder imprint of Spottiswoode & Co. The fine pictorial binding depicts two vignettes drawn by Hardy on the fronts, a millhouse in the bottom half and an encampment in the top and the spines have a sword crossed by a horn. This set with the triple-rule border in blind, is less common than those featuring a double-rule border.Literature: Purdy, pp. 31-35; Sterling 427; Sadleir 1115HBS 66272.$35,000

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      Tobolsk. [ca. 1880]. - Three watercolors, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, matted to 13 x 16 inches. Fine. In a blue three-quarter cloth portfolio. A set of three lovely watercolors by Mikhail Stepanovich Znamensky, a prominent 19th-century Siberian artist, writer, historian, archaeologist, and ethnographer. Each is captioned in pencil and all are signed by the artist. The first scene shows two summer tents with three Khanty women seated in or just outside them. One woman holds a child. The second image is a winter snowscape showing a man with three reindeer standing outside a log cabin. The third scene depicts three Khanty people in traditional clothing standing in a dining room, with a Russian official seated on the left; a portrait of the Tsar hangs on the wall in the background and an animal skin is draped on the table. Very well educated as a religious artist, Znamensky was among the elite of Tobolsk and was close to many exiled members of the famous Decemberist revolt of 1825 (Puschin, Yakushkin, and others), as well as the outstanding Russian writer Pyotr Yershov. Znamensky worked as a teacher in several religious and secular colleges in Tobolsk, was a translator of the Tatar language, and also illustrated the literary works of Gogol, Yershov, Goncharov, and Tolstoy. He regularly published his caricatures in the magazines of Saint Petersburg. His main interest, however, was Siberian history and ethnography. Znamensky's essays and stories on Siberian history were regularly published in the local magazines, and several of his books on the subject were published in Tobolsk, Tyumen, and Saint Petersburg. In pursuance of his interest, Znamensky traveled extensively in Siberia, Central Asia, and the northern regions of Asiatic Russia in the 1850s and 1860s, making sketches and paintings of the landscapes and tribes. In 1872 his works were exhibited at the Moscow Polytechnic Exhibition, where they were awarded the silver medal from Moscow University. The present watercolors are from a series of works created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Tobolsk and the annexation of Siberia to Russia, which was celebrated in 1885. The artist took a special trip around the towns of the region, the result of which was a unique series of sketches and watercolors. From this body of work an album entitled "From Tobolsk to Obdorsk" was created, specially bound in birch bark. It was comprised of thirty-two images showcasing local life in Tobolsk, Berezov, and Obdorsk, with images of local people, the surrounding area, and historical sketches. The album was exhibited in the Tobolsk Art Gallery in 1889. Later, in 1894, the heir to the Russian throne - the future Nikolai II - visited Tobolsk during his round-the-world trip. He was quite taken with the album, which he acquired for the high price of 800 roubles (per his inscription on the verso of the folder). The album came to the Emperor's library in the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg and, after the Revolution of 1917, became part of the Russian State Library in Moscow where it currently resides. The three watercolors offered here were not part of that album, but are similar stylistically and clearly come from the same series. For example, the image with the three Khanty and the Russian official appears almost exactly in the album, with trivial changes in detail, such as a different color of tablecloth. Znamensky's watercolors weren't published in Russia before the Revolution of 1917. His album "From Tobolsk to Obdorsk" was printed in facsimile for the first time in 2008. His drawings were used, however, as illustrations in the first and only edition of the book by the Italian ethnographer and anthropologist Stefano Sommier, UN' ESTATE IN SIBERIA FRA OSTIACCHI, SAMOIEDI, SIRIENI, TATARI, KIRGHISI e BASKIRI (Florence, 1885). This valuable report of Sommier's travels through Siberia in 188 contains fourteen interesting woodcuts based on Znamensky's watercolors and depicts Samoyeds and Ostyaks resting in their

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        Leaves from a Hunting Journal

      London - Chatto & Windus, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of these beautifully drawn and humorous sketches; depicting various hunting scenes. Collated complete with twenty tinted lithographic plates with lithographed text, interleaved with their original tissue guards. Miss Bowers was a humorist, with very clear and happy notions as to what fun should be, and how it should be transferred to a picture. Her long career began in 1866, and thenceforward, working with undiminished energy, she executed hundreds of initials and vignettes as well as socials, devoting herself in chief part to hunting and flirting subjects. She states My 'jokes' all came from incidents I saw out hunting, and from my own varied adventures with horse and hound. Withspecialist equestrian bookseller;J. A. Allen and Co, bookseller's label to the front pastedown. Condition: Rebacked in a contemporary quarter crushed morocco binding, with original paper covered pictorial boards. Externally, rubbing tothe spine and extremities. Light marks to the boards and with the backstrip slightly lifting to the head of the spine. Internally, binding has failed in places with some leaves detached but, fortunately, present. Bright throughout although with the odd spot, and very light foxing to the last few endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to loose leaves..

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      1880 - Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated by L. Benett. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1881. One page undated ads (priced in sterling). Original bright red cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Illustrated American Edition (also the first to be issued in a decorative cloth binding) of one of Verne's odder tales. Wealthy Chinaman hears that his fortune is lost. Opts for honorable suicide by arranging for a friend to kill him. Learns that his fortune isn't lost after all. Tells friend thanks but there is no need to kill him. Friend replies that he has already arranged for some thug to do the deed and now can't contact him.~This Verne title is also unusual in that all three early publishers of this tale, on both sides of the Atlantic, ultimately published it in the exact same cloth binding (showing several characters "afloat on their backs, propelled by the wind caught in minisails attached to toe-masts, controlled by waistband halyards" [T&M]).~The first edition in English was published in September 1879 by Lee & Shepard of Boston, translated by Virginia Champlin and unillustrated, both in wrappers and in plain cloth. By November, George Munro then published it in wrappers in his Seaside Library. About a year later (October 1880 but dated 1881), Dutton of New York published the tale as here, from the British plates (a different translation, by Ellen Frewer) -- with fifty full-page illustrations from the original French edition, and in the binding designed by Sampson Low. In November Sampson Low published it in England (perhaps waiting to make it a holiday offering). Finally, a year after this (September or October 1881) Lee & Shepard re-published the Champlin translation but with the fifty illustrations that had appeared in the Dutton and Sampson Low editions, and in the same binding they had used.~This copy is in bright red cloth, one of several colors used without priority, and is in near-fine condition (just a hint of wear at the spine ends, but unusually bright; the front endpaper bears a Christmas 1880 gift inscription, verifying the book's actual year of publication). Taves & Michaluk V020. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Island Life.

      1st. Ed. Pub. Macmillan. London. 1880 - pp.xvii, 526 with coloured frontis. map with 26 map and text illus. Some foxing to frontis. map and title page otherwise a vg. copy handsomely rebound in half calf and marbelled boards. One small college library stamp to half title. Scarce. Wallace conducted extensive fieldwork in the Amazon and later in the Malay Archipelago. He of course, was responsible for propounding the theory of natural selection which galvanised Charles Darwin to finally publish his own work on the subject. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Island Life: or The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras, including a revision and attempted solution of the Problem of Geological Climates.

      MacMillan & Co., London. 1880 - This is a very good copy in full brown leather covers with a decorated gilt spine and a gilt crest of Dulwich College on the front cover, the front hinge is a trifle weak but still firm. There is an attractive prize bookplate from Dulwich College on the front endpaper. index, 526 pages. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books. (This book however is not in the shop) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Ferdinando PBFA]
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        Napoli. Fontana Medina.

      Napoli, ca. 1880, albumen print, 38,3 x 28,7 cm, on mount, photograph no. 4082. KEYWORDS:italy / napoli

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