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        O soprotivlenij schidkostey i o vuzduchoplavani. [On the Resistance of Liquids and Air flying/ About Liquids Resistance and Aeronautics].

      S.-Peterburg, 1880. 8vo. Contemporary half calf. Capitals and corners with wear. Some crayon-underlinings and some brownspotting. (2),160; 80 pp + 12 folded plates.. Scarce first edition of this fundamental guide of aeronautics, which constitutes one of the most important works in aviation history. The work formed the basis for Russian aeronautics, influencing the likes of Tsiolkovsky. The great Russian chemist D.I. Mendeleev suspected that, in the highest levels of the Earth atmosphere, the Ether might exist at natural vacuum. It is this thought that sparks his growing interest in meteorology and aeronautics, which begins to take form in the 1870'ies. For Mendeleev aerodynamics and aeromechanics was inseparably linked to hydrodynamics and hydromechanics, and also to the theory of shipbuilding. He viewed these as belonging to one general problem, which he called media resistance and which he summarized and described in detail in his important work "On the Resistance of Liquids and Air flying"/" About Liquids Resistance and Aeronautics", 1880 [i.e. the present work]. A great part of the work is dedicated to the questions of hydrodynamic theory and contains important analyses of the development of liquids resistance theory from Newton till Froud. Pinpointing the weakest points of the hitherto most important theories, he concluded that even the most important scientists were not able to understand the not examined resistance and thus that theoretical studies alone will not be able to resolve the issue, but require conjoint regular tests of models in hydrodynamic laboratories. Thus, Mendeleev initiated a new school, namely that of experimental hydrodynamics of ships, and the present work became one of the fundamental guides for work in shipbuilding, aeronautics, airplane construction, and ballistics. It greatly influenced the likes of Tsiolkovsky and Zhukovsky and thus formed the basis of Russian aeronautics. It is in the present work that Mendeleev first describes his famous aerostat, the first attempt by Russian. His aerostat was supposed to be able to reach the stratosphere, but the project was never realized. His interest in aerostatics, however, as presented in the present work, led to his famous baloon ride in 1887, to watch the full solar eclipse."The earliest attempts to establish the theoretical possibility of air flight were made by Leonardo da Vinci, whose observations of bird flight inspired him to conceive the ideas of flying on heavier-than-air machines, of the helicopter, and of the parachute. But credit for the further development of his theoretical ideas and their realization belongs to the Russians... A large contribution to the development of aviation was made by D.I. Mendeleev, who conceived of a stratospheric balloon and devised plans for its construction in 1875. The first foreigner to construct a stratospheric balloon was Picard in 1931. In 1887, Mendeleev ascended 3,350 meters in the balloon to observe a solar eclipse. Mendeleev defined the future significance of aviation with great foresight. His "On the Resistance of Liquids and Aeronautics" (1880) served as one of the fundamental guides for work in shipbuilding, aeronautics, airplane construction, and ballistics." (Geldern & Stites edt.: Mass Culture in Soviet Russia, p. 480)

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        Proceedings of the scientific meetings of the Zoological Society of London.

      Subject: (Riviste - Scienze naturali). London, 1880/1891, dodici annate complete (intonse) ciascuna composta di quattro volumi per un totale di 700 pagine all'incirca e di non meno di 60 belle tavole litografiche. In totale pi? o meno 8000 pagine e circa 800 tavole (alcuni volumi sono con le tavole a colori. In ogni caso i testi sono sempre importanti, nuove specie i tutti gli Ordini oggetto dei lavori ma con 'ornitologia', 'erpetologia', 'malacologia' e 'mammalogia' del tutto preponderanti sul resto. Si tratta mediamente del periodo pi? iconograficamente cospicuo della rivista. Le tavole sono tutte veramente anche di alta qualit? 'estetica'.

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        Le meurtre de Kudo Suketsune par Goro Tokimune.

      Matsunaga Sakujiro 1880 - - Matsunaga Sakujiro _1880, 35x72cm (Oban triptyque), une feuille. - Estampe originale. Triptyque de trois estampes reliées entre elles (collées au dos par une bande de papier). Trois feuilles réunies en une. Trou à chaque extrémité. Un manque en marge gauche. Un pli central. Au XIIe siècle, Tokimune venge la mort de son père en tuant son meurtrier, Kudo Suketsune. Toshihide fut l'élève de Yoshitoshi, ses estampes se caractérisent par un mélange des styles traditionnel et occidental. Impressions d'Orient . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 690 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tramp Abroad

      American Publishing Company, 1880. Hardcover, Good. "American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1880. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original cloth binding, gold gilt illustration at the front board & gilt lettering at the spine. Has all first issue points. Frontispiece has the caption ""Moses"" which was later changed to ""Titian's Moses"". Binding A, sheets bulk to 1 5/8"". Rare. {ref: BAL 3386}. Book Condition: Good+, book is tight and square, shelf wear at the edges, fraying at the head and foot of the spine, bumped corners, lightly age toned pages, tight spine."

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        Original-Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Staedte in Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern, in Stahl gestochen von I. Riegel, M. Kolb, Ioh. Poppe, e. E. Höfer und andren deutschen Künstlern.

      Bokelmann (ca. 1880), Frankfurt a. M. - Folio (31,5 x 22 cm). Gest. Titel m. 1 Ansicht, 1 Bl. Inhalt sowie 100 Tafeln mit Stahlstichansichten, lose in OLwd.-Mappe mit dekorativer mehrfarbiger Deckelprägung. Mappe etw. bestoßen. Titel u. Inhaltsverz. etw. fleckig, sonst nur gelegentlich im Rande, ganz selten Fleckchen in der Abbildung. Wohlerhaltenes, vollständig seltenes Ansichtenwerk Deutschlands mit feinsten Stahlstichen auf recht breitrandigen Pappen. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Photograph Album]: Switzerland, Italy, and Artwork

      1880 - Large, heavy oblong folio. Measuring 18" x 12.25". Half morocco and cloth with "Photographs" in gilt on spine. An exhaustive album with 170 tipped-in photographs. Large images, usually one or two to the page. An extensive album of photographs of art works including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, from European museums. Additionally, perhaps a third of the images are of Switzerland (and a small number in Northern Italy, including a photo of Bologna's Two Towers) with several majestic mountain scenes. Many are stock images, some with production marks. All, or very near all, images are captioned in ink. Edgewear at the extremities, two facing images have light damage from adhering to each other at one point, very good or better. A standard, if massive, album of art and Swiss scenery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Great West: Its Attractions and Resources

      Charles R. Brodix, 1880. Red cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, illustrated with maps and b/w engravings, 528 pages. Presumed 1st Edition. Former library copy with library marks but no pocket. Binding lightly worn but gilt faded, spine rounded, front paste down scuffed along lower margin, fore edge of title page chipped, paper age toned. Scans available. Additional postage may necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        Higher Lessons in English ( From the Library of Thomas A. Edison)

      Clark & Maynard, New York 1880 - From the personal library of Thomas A. Edison with his embossed library stamp on the title page and his signed intials on the front free endpaper with invoice from autograph authenticator. In grey cloth covers with design and lettering in black on front cover and spine. Intact but loose binding. Ends of spine and corners are rubbed through. Writing on back pastedown. Moderate shelf wear. Photos upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original cartoon: "A Two-legged Camel", pencil, ink and wash on paper, signed ("Tho Worth/80/New York")

      New York, 1880. 13-3/4 x 11 inches. The caption: "Mr. Johnson, leaving his office for his country home loaded as usual, meets a French Dressmaker" [who says] "Ah Monsieur Johnson--I catch you just in time, here are three new dresses for Madame, you will carry them very careful and not muss them.". Old folds, else near fine. Peters, Currier & Ives, I, p. 70 et seq . Thomas Worth (1834- 1917), "Uncle Tommy" as he was known to all his acquaintances and friends, sold his first comic sketch to Nathaniel Currier in 1855; he was to become one of the most popular of Currier & Ives's artists. He specialized in comic and caricature work--one of his "Darktown Comics" lithographs sold 73,000 copies--but also did racing and sporting scenes, as well as other subjects. In addition, he illustrated Dickens's Old Curiosity Shop, and contributed to "Judge" and other periodicals. He was a careful craftsman, often revising his work until he had achieved the best possible effect, and was noted for his enormous personal charm

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        Molière sa Femme et sa Fille

      Dentu 1880 in folio (cm 44,5x33), pp. 4 nn., viij, 176, 2 nn.; leg. ottocentesca in m/zigrino rosso, ds. a 5 nervi, tit. e fregi in oro, piatti e sguardie marmor.; conservata la bross. originale in pergamena con tit. in rosso e nero, grande capol. e 3 medaglioni coi ritratti dei 3 personaggi; front. in rosso e nero con una grande inc. allegorica; capil. e finalini in rosso tratti dai libri della biblioteca di Molière e dalle opere di Le Brun, Sebastien Bourdon e Mignard; 9 belle inc. all'inizio di ogni capitolo; 36 inc., perlopiù all'acquaforte e in fotoincisione, a p/pag. f.t. protette da veline, alcune a sanguigna, coi ritratti di Molière, di sua moglie Armade, di sua figlia Madeleine, delle scene e dei costumi del teatro di Molière; queste tavv. sono prese da disegni e ritratti d'epoca di Geoffroy, e dalle prime ediz. del teatro di Molière di Brissart, Chauveuu e Sauvée. Interessante biografia che indaga la vita intima dell'illustre personaggio, e l'influenza che le donne della sua famiglia hanno avuto su di lui e sulle sue opere; di ogni incisione, che sia testatina, finalino o tav. f.t., si dà opportuna descrizione nella Table des gravures posta in fine; raro e molto bello. 002/19

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        Cleveland Public Library, John G White Department: Catalog of the Chess Collection (Including Checkers)

       2 volumes: [iv]+613 pages; [iv]+578 pages. Folio (14 1/4" x10 1/4") bound in original red gilt lettering to spine. Introduction by George J Maciuszko. (Betts: 1-58) First edition.This catalog consists of some 15,000 items from the chess and checker section of the John G White Collection housed in the Cleveland Public Library. The catalog entries from the card catalog have been photographically reproduced (size reduced) with 21 entries to each page in three columns of seven. In the author portion, titles are further arranged chronologically by date of publication. The titles in the subject part are classified by a local extension of the Decimal Classification. Cataloging practice appears to conform largely to the Dewey Decimal code, with some divergence of practice over the years. Some annotation of the bibliographical nature is given where relevant.The collection originated as the personal library of John Griswold White, a noted Cleveland attorney, who served many years as President and member of the Cleveland Public Library's Board of Trustees. White was an outstanding benefactor of the Library. His gifts to the Collection that was to bear his name began in the 1880's and continued to his death in 1928. "The largest chess library in the world," wrote the famous chess historian Harold J R Murray about this collection in his work in 1914. Hundreds of titles have been added since that time, including many of the choicest volumes from the library of J W Rimington Wilson, a British collector whose fine chess library was broken up after his death in 1927.Condition:Some light rubbing to the extremities else a very good set.

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        A History of The Town of Belfast from The Earliest Times to The Close of the Eighteenth Century. & A History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 till 1810 together with some incidental notices on local topics and Biographies of many well known families.

      London: Marcus Ward & Co., 1877, 1880. - 770 +238 pp. 14 x 22cm. Benn's Belfast consists of two volumes, here bound together. Volume I takes the history up to 1799 and Volume II carries it on to 1810, along with biographies of well-known families. Each volume is separately paginated and indexed. The one view, seven maps and plans, genealogies of the O'Neills and the Chichesters, and two portraits are all present as called for. This book is the indispensable foundation for all studies of Belfast's history. A recent facsimile edition has been published, but this original edition has become very hard to find. The signatures of Hugh Moore, Yew Villa, Newtownards and Norman McMurray, Malone Park House, Malone Park are on the half title. The brown boards are ruled and the spine is blind stamped with the title, author, and publisher, and the arms and motto of Belfast. There is slight tenderness to the joints, and occasional light foxing. The unpacked weight is 1,550g.

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        [Photograph Album]: Scandinavia, Russia, and Art Work

      [Circa 1880]. Large heavy oblong folio. Measuring 17" x 12.25". Half morocco and cloth with "Photographs" in gilt on spine. An exhaustive album with over 160 tipped-in photographs. Large images, usually one or two to the page. An extensive album of photographs divided between scenery and art works from museums. Roughly the first third of the album is from Belgium and the Netherlands; the second from Scandinavia, with perhaps the majority from Norway; and the last section on Russia, including four lovely color images of buildings. Additionally, there are several images of European notables. All, or very near all, images are captioned in ink. Edgewear at the extremities, stain on front board, very good; some erosion and insect damage on the first image, otherwise the images are near fine or better. A standard, if massive, album of art and travel. .

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        Le Moniteur Des Menuisiers. Album De La Menuiserie Moderne

      Paris: A.Levy Editeur , 1880. This is an album of 50 lithographed images in black & white of designs ca.1880 of elaborate storefronts, and doors and other pieces of furniture from stylish shops. Also kiosks, etc, each plate with metric scale that indicates relative dimensions. All designs by the architect A.Sanguineti. Quarto size, 10 1/2" high x 8 1/2" wide. There is a light brown moisture-stain to most plates, down at the lower margin, sometimes affecting the image. The back cover is a brown marbled paper, no front cover. The title-page serves as front cover, although it is hard to tell if this is intentional. The book is covered with a protective mylar jacket. . Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        The Bush Meeting

      Australia,: circa,, 1880.. Watercolour 27 x 54.7cms. mounted and framed, signed 'Esam' lower right. Arthur Esam (1850 - 1934) was an artist drover who specialized almost exclusively in watercolours. He was born in London and arrived in Melbourne in 1870 where he found work as a drover, painting as he travelled throughout Australia.This charming quintessentially Australian watercolour is an important social document. It also shows Esam's acceptance and tolerance towards Australian Aborigines who are enjoying the bush races along with the settlers. Unusually, two of the jockeys are Aboriginal and only a white settler is drinking.A detail of this work, or a related work by Esam, was engraved in The Australasian Sketcher, (25 February, 1882, p54) with the following text:"A BACK COUNTRY RACE MEETING.Our artist has depicted a race meeting of the kind occasionally got up in some remote inland town. These races are promoted by a local publican or shanty-keeper , who gives a prize of a whip, spurs, saddle, bridle or other article of horse-gear, and keeps open house while the races are "on", charging only for drinks. Some of these enterprising promoters make a good thing out of the day's work sometimes netting some £100 or £120 cash in the day and following night. The races, as may readily be imagined, are of a non-descript character, the jockeys ranging from small stockmen down to "native" boys sticking their bare feet in the stirrups".This engraving is also reproduced in A History of Australian Sport by R. & M. Howell Shakespeare Head Press, 1986.In 1880 Esam was appointed second-in-command to surveyor James W. Jones of an expedition into the interior of South Australia in search of fresh water. The expedition travelled from Port Augusta beyond Lake Eyre to the Queensland border. During this period he worked for the Sydney Mail, Adelaide Punch and Australian Sketcher. By 1893 he was working at Coolgardie Western Australia and over landing camels to Normaton in the Gulf.Eye witness social documentation is extremely important and this accomplished, witty and humorous painting superbly captures the race day in the outback; a charming nineteenth century record of horse racing, one of Australia's most loved sports.Provenance: Deutscher Fine Art, September 1980, catalogue no. 10 (as 'Bush Race Meeting');Private collection, Melbourne.

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        Lettera manoscritta autografa.

      Subject: (Darwin). Su carta monogrammata "Royal Gardens Kew", lettera manoscritta autografa di due pagine, del 19 maggio 1880 a W.(ilhelm) Flach (1857 - 1920, svedese) e altro foglietto autografo : "From Ch Darwin with many thanks. May 27, (15)80, Darwin" applicato alla lettera precedente.

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        A Tramp Abroad

      Hardcover, Good. "American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1880. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original cloth binding with gold gilt illustration at the front board and gilt lettering at the spine. Has all first issue points. Frontispiece has the caption """"Moses"""" which was later changed to """"Titian's Moses"""". Binding A, sheets bulk to 1 5/8"""". Rare. {ref: BAL 3386}. Book Condition: Good+, original cloth binding with gilt illustration at the front board, book is tight and square, shelf wear at the edges, portrait frontispiece of Mark Twain, tissue guard and """"Moses"""" frontispiece present, illustrated throughout, minor hinge repair at the front endpaper, dampstain at the head and fore-edge of the first one hundred pages, stains worst at the first few pages, darkening, previous owner's inscription in pencil at the front endpaper."

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        Raleigh. Recited in the Theatre June 9, 1880

      Oxford: T. Shrimpton and Son, 1880. Paperback. Very Good. Paperback. Newdigate Prize Poem. First Edition. The first publication by the poet, diplomat, and one-time friend of Oscar Wilde; Wilde wrote an unauthorized dedication to himself published in Rodd's 'Rose Leaf and Apple Leaf' (1882). Very good in blue paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Browning to edges of wrappers and a few chips to rear panel. Pencilled initials to front cover. The interior remains clean and bright. Housed in a fine light brown cloth box with gilt and black leather title label to spine. A very nice copy of this fragile and uncommon work. 18 pages. POE/051710.

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        The Trial at Bar of Sir Roger.C.D.Tichborne Bart

      London: "Englishman" Office, 1880. .A famous trial of high public interest in Victorian England. 9 volumes including an introductory volume,text and illlustrations including photographs,folding plans and letters as called for. Nine volumes bound in five, Contempory half morocco ,spines with raised bands decorated in gilt with gilt cloth boards.Spines and corners skillfully and professionally repaired to a high standard.Minor spotting to the endpapers,text and illustrations exceptionally clean and virtually free of blemish ,a very nice set and rare in this condition. . 1st. Half Morocco. V.Good/No d/wrapper. 13 1/4 x 9. Trials.

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        Physical Atlas with Coloured Maps, Showing the Geographical Distribution of Plants Yielding Food; Climates; Flora; Soils; Regions of Summer Rains; Geological Formations and Hydrography of the Dominion of Canada

      Canadian Ministry of Agriculture, Ottawa - 1880, 1st Edition. () Very good. 36 + 10 maps. Folio. Brown pebbled cloth with gilt titles and blindstamped designed to front board. Head and tail of spine and corners with discrete professional restoration. Boards lightly rubbed. Endpapers with some age-toning. Edges of two pages and rear pastedown with a few small chips and a few maps with very small marginal tear where map inserts into text block, else a bright, clean and attractive copy. An interesting coloured atlas of Canada, intended by the author to dispel the prevailing myth that Canada was "Like Greenland, a cold, barren country, thinly inhabited by Esquimaux and other savages, and the soil so rocky and thin that only moss, shrubs and a few scattered trees can grow upon it". To this end, the 10 fold-out colour maps depict a variety of natural and botanic aspects of the country, including the climate, crops, flora and geological formations from coast to coast to coast. Each map is accompanied by a few explanatory pages of text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Theory of Brownian Motion.Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1930.

      First edition, offprint issue, of this important paper which introduced the 'Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process.' Although its origins lay in statistical mechanics, this process has found a wide variety of applications, notably in mathematical finance.<br/><br/> The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, also known as the 'Langevin equation' in the physics literature, was originally used to describe Brownian motion, the random motion of a small particle suspended in a fluid due to the collisions of the fluid molecules with the particle. Brownian motion is most simply modelled by the 'Wiener process', but this is unrealistic because it fails to take into account the viscosity of the fluid. The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process is a modification of the Wiener process, but allowing for a frictional drag on the particle proportional to its velocity, in accordance with Stokes's law. <br/><br/> Over time, the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process tends to drift towards its long-term average. Such 'mean-reverting' processes are naturally suited to modelling several situations in finance. For example, the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process is used in the 'Vasicek model,' a mathematical model describing the evolution of interest rates. As opposed to stock prices, for example, interest rates cannot rise indefinitely: at very high levels they would hamper economic activity, prompting a decrease in interest rates. Similarly, interest rates cannot decrease below zero. As a result, interest rates tend to move in a limited range, showing a tendency to revert to a long term average value. Similarly, the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process can be used to model the behaviour of commodity prices, since it embodies the economic argument that when prices are 'too high' demand will reduce and supply will increase, producing a counter-balancing effect. When prices are 'too low' the opposite will occur, again pushing prices back towards some kind of long term average. <br/><br/> Leonard Ornstein (1880-1941) was a Dutch physicist who studied under Hendrik Antoon Lorenz at the University of Leiden, receiving a PhD on a problem in statistical mechanics. In 1914 Ornstein succeeded Peter Debye in the chair of theoretical physics at the University of Utrecht, and over the next three decades carried out important work in experimental atomic physics. The Dutch-American physicist George Uhlenbeck (1900-1988) studied under Paul Ehrenfest, receiving his PhD in 1927 for work on statistical methods in quantum theory. After spending eight years at the University of Michigan, in 1935 he moved to Utrecht to take up the chair vacated by Hendrik Kramers. Although most of his work was in statistical mechanics, he is perhaps best known today for his discovery in 1925 of electron spin, in collaboration with Samuel Goudsmit, another of Ehrenfest's students. <br/><br/> Not in OCLC.. Offprint from: Physical Review, vol. 36 (1930), pp. 823-841. Original printed self-wrappers, pp. 823-841 [1:blank], very fine

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        SAMLING AF ORIGINALFOTOGRAFIER FRA GRØNLAND // Vintage photographs from Greenland.

      Ca. 39 fotografier med grønlandske motiver. Forskellige størrelser, men det største er cm 12,5x10). Fra ca. 1880 til 1926 (et enkelt fotografi fra Hansen Schou & Weller i Östergade 15).. Fin samling af originalfotografier med flere topografiske motiver, men også mange fotos med grønlændere i hverdagstøj og nationaldragt

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        The Transval of New York

      New York: Johnson & Co., 1880. Map printed in colours, (sheet size:17 x 54 inches), (splits at folds expertly sealed), [with:] a 29pp. pamphlet "The Transval of New York" (New York: Johnson & Co., 1880), small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches), original pebble-grained cloth-covered boards. A fine map of the region now largely Washington Heights of Manhattan; from 130th Street to Inwood Hill Park, the Henry Hudson Bridge and the northern-most tip of Manhattan Island that Viele proposed to call the Transval in reference to the valley-like gorge that runs through the area. The name never stuck and little or nothing came of Viele&#39;s proposal that this would be an excellent terminal port for lumber and grain traveling via the Erie Canal. A canal, similar to that shown on the map, was finally dug in 1923. Much of Viele&#39;s map, as with many 19th century maps of Manhattan, was "as planned" or hoped for rather than "as existing". What were there in fact were the substantial homes, designated in black on the map, of prosperous New Yorkers, who enjoyed the spectacular views of the Hudson and many of the north-south running avenues that form the axes of the present community. Viele&#39;s pamphlet gives an entertaining and detailed history of the region and a particularly good account of the Battle for Fort Washington, which, though Washington&#39;s men lost, was a valiantly fought encounter, worthy of greater renown in the annals of that war. General Viele had a distinguished career. A descendent of an old New York Dutch family, he graduated from West Point, served in the Mexican War and the Civil War, was Engineer-in-Chief of the Central Park and Prospect Park developments and served a term in Congress. Jackson, The Encyclopedia of New York City

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        Study of a Young Girl with a Parasol

      n.p., c1880. pencil on paper,11 3/4 x 8 1/4" foxed. . This drawing is probably a preliminary design for one of the artist&#39;s full-page plates published in the Illustrated London News in the 1880

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      1880. unbound. Measures 3" x 4", 4 pages, natural fold. No place, April 27, no year. Circa 1880. Very good. ...I have only time for a very tiny letter...What I want to do is that old Gateway and Farm in Leo Park...I am so late with my drawings as usual. I fear I shan&#39;t get it done this year if you leave so early but perhaps if it gets warm I might come and make a study so that I can analyze it into a picture in the winter...Kate Greenaway.

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        A Tramp Abroad

      Hartford: American Publishing Company. First Edition. hardcover. Profusely illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and Other Artists -- with Also Three or Four Pictures Made by the Author of this Book Without Outside Help. 631pp., 3/4 blue morocco. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition.

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        Religions et religion.

      Calmann Lévy Frères Éditeur Ancienne Maison Michel Lévy Frères (stampa: F.S. Benoit) 1880 Edizione originale, lungo poema. Uno degli ultimi libri poetici pubblicati in vita. In esergo: «Ce livre a été commencé en 1870; il est terminé en 1880. L?an 1870 a donné à la papauté l?infallibilité et à l?empire Sedan. Que fera l?an 1880?». Bell?esemplare a pieni margini, pregiato da invio autografo dell?autore a Henry Rochefort, il fondatore de ?La Cronique parisienne? e de ?La Lanterne?(sequestrata per ordine di Napoleone III). in 8° pp. [8] 441 [3].

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        ILIOS: THE CITY and COUNTRY OF THE TROJANS: The Results of Researches & Discoveries on the Site of Troy & Throughout the Troad in the Years 1871-72-73-78-79

      London: John Murray, 1880. FIRST EDITION., forward by Prof. Rudolph Virchow. 1 folding Map. 8 folding plates, 32 lithograph illus., 1570 woodcut text illustrations, full period red morocco, gilt lettering and decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt floral decorative borders to covers, gilt inner dentelles, Top Edge Gilt, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine and extremities, light staining to lower cover, endpapers foxed, light foxing to folding map, small neat ink inscription on first endpaper, small blind library stamp to top blank margin of title page, otherwise a good tight copy. The swastica appears on many of the artifacts found at troy and are illustrated here. These illustrations helped to inspire the Nazi party in their belief that the swatika was an Arian symbol.. First English Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Province of Prince Edward Island. From Surveys made under the direction of C. R. Allen, C.E. Dedicated by Special Permission to His Excellency Sir John Douglas Sutherland Campbell K.T., K.M., K.G., Gov. General &c

      J. H. Meacham & Co 1880 - [1], 12, [1], 15-162, [22] p. 43 cm. 116 maps, some in colour. 32 portraits. 36 pages of views. Rebound in green cloth with gold print, including provincial coat of arms. A few marks, some bubbling of cloth at lower front, softened spine ends. New endpapers. Some bubbling of pastedowns. Dark marks front free. Tape repairs to front free, title page, 26-28, 40-46, 56-60, 76, 84, 90, 102, 110-112, 122, 130, and 5 of the patron's directory pages at rear. Some other small tears and chips including chip from title page at bottom. Damp stains to first pages. Thumbing throughout. Some spots or stains, especially blue stain p. 23, and stains on map of Manitoba and patron's directory at rear. Page 13 clipped with loss of text. Most maps clean, legible. A rare atlas. Engraved by Worley & Bracher and printed by F. Bourquin, Philadelphia. Includes historical sketch of PEI, biographical sketches, list of lieutenant governors and chief justices from 1770 to 1879. Maps include Prince Edward Island, Dominion of Canada (Western & Eastern sheets), Manitoba, communities such as Charlottetown and Summerside. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A pair of designs for a villa in Cannes

      c. 1880. Size: approx. 330 x 490 mm. Framed size: 530 x 675 mm. Watercolour (2). Very good condition. Ernest C. Sébille was an French architect and teacher at the Beaux Arts School in Marseille.

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        Confederate War Etchings

      [Baltimore?], 1880-1890. Reissue of the scarce 1862 edition. One of 100 copies. Small folio [Images: 8 x 5 to 8 x11]. [1] leaf Letterpress index to Etchings; 29 etchings printed on India Paper. Mounted to thick card stock. In quarter burgundy morocco slipcase and chemise. Howes V138 ("aa" for this issue); Sabin 5709 (London edition) . Volck (1828-1912) was a German immigrant who settled in Baltimore where he practiced dentistry for many years. During the Civil War he became active as a Confederate cartoonist. "During the war, in an effort to combat the activities of Thomas Nast ... Volck made a series of caricatures favorable to the South under the name of &#39;V. Blada&#39; ... the most important and best known collection of his work is Confederate War Etchings, which contains twenty-nine plates ... " - DAB. "The original issue [of thirty plates] was probably suppressed by the author as the caricatures bordered on treason. The re-issued form was probably made up of the suppressed sheets or printed from the original copper-plates." - Howes

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        Des vers

      Paris, G. Charpentier 1880 - Livre d'occasion 19,2 x 13,5 cm, plein maroquin marron foncé à la bradel, dos lisse orné de caissons dorés, date en queue, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats, couvertures jaunes conservées (Alfred Farez), 1 f. blanc, faux-titre, titre, 1 f. de dédicace à Gustave Flaubert, 214 pp. et 1 f. blanc. "Des vers" est le troisième livre de Guy de Maupassant après "Histoire du vieux temps" et "Les Soirées de Médan" (ouvrage collectif comprenant la nouvelle "Boule de Suif" et des textes de Emile Zola, J.-K. Huysmans, Henry Céard, Léon Hennique et Paul Alexis). C'est également le seul recueil de poésies de l'auteur, contenant 19 longs poèmes en vers dont "Au bord de l'eau" qui valut à l'auteur et à la revue L'Abeille d'Etampes, dans laquelle il fut publié, d'être poursuivis par le tribunal d'Etampes comme prévenus d'outrages aux moeurs et à la morale publique. Le volume se termine par la réédition de la comédie "Histoire du vieux temps" dédiée à Caroline Commanville, nièce de Flaubert, parue initialement en 1879 chez Tresse. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart & Place XIII, p. 248. Condition : Edition originale de ce recueil de vers. L'un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seul tirage en grand papier avec qq. ex. sur Chine. Superbe exemplaire à grandes marges bien relié par Alfred Farez. Très rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1880. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1880. Undated endpaper ads. Original mustard yellow cloth decorated in black. First American Edition (it is uncertain whether this or Munro&#39;s "Seaside Library" edition preceded; Holt&#39;s was, however, the auth­orized one, and also it appeared in Publishers&#39; Weekly a week earlier). This was issued as No. 118 in Holt&#39;s "Leisure Hour Series," the series in which most of Hardy&#39;s early novels first appeared in America. The endpaper ads, though undated, are primary (listing no Hardy volumes issued after this one). By 1880 the books in this series were being issued with numbers, with undated endpaper ads, and in mustard yellow cloth; in the 1870s the volumes had been issued un-numbered, with dated endpaper ads, and in cream cloth.~This is a very good-plus copy, with very little external wear or soil (though the volume is a little aslant); the title page and p. 207 bear the inkstamp of a public library (but there are no other ex-library indications), and there is a Christmas 1977 inscription on a front flyleaf. See Purdy p. 35.

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        In Zululand with the British Throughout the War of 1879

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., , 1880. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine, gilt block of three assegais to the upper board, decorative friezes in blind at head and tail of both boards, in gilt across the spine, brown surface paper endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Chelmsford and 3 other portraits, a photogravure of Wolseley, a mounted photograph of Sir Bartle Frere and a steel-engraving of Cetewayo - "very dissimilar to other delineations of the Zulu king" (Mendelssohn), large folding military map at the rear and 8 folding lithographed plans. A little rubbed, crumpled head and tail of the spine, hinges a little loose, light browning throughout, small ink-stamp to verso of title page and folding map only, split to one fold of the large map, but overall a very good copy. First Edition. "A full account of the campaign by a war correspondent who was well acquainted with the country and had a good knowledge of the natives and their language and customs" (Mendelssohn). Norris-Newman was the only correspondent in the country at the outbreak of hostilities and he immediately immersed himself in the action; "With the Central Column rode Charles L. Norris-Newman, a retired Army Captain, known to his close friends as &#39;Noggs&#39;. In the tradition of keen special correspondents, Norris-Newman was the first white man to splash across the river and set foot in Zululand. He represented the Natal Times and the London Standard and had attached himself to the staff of Commandant Lonsdale of the Natal Native Contingent and sported their badge, a twisted piece of red cloth tucked in the loose muslin band that encircled his sun helmet" (Wilkinson-Latham From Our Special Correspondent). The appendices include the list of officers and men killed at Isandhlwana, the official report of the defence of Rorke&#39;s Drift, and the proceedings of the court martial on Lieutenant Cary in connection with the death of the Prince Imperial.

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        "W. Freeborn&#39;s system of Articulated Locomotives": detailed engineering drawing, pen and ink on thin prepared translucent cloth, signed "J.H. M¸ller Eng. 25 Chambers Str. del"

      New York, ca. 1880. (RAILROADS) Image 52-1/2 inches long, 22 inches high. Framed. . Fine condition . A beautiful cut-away engineering drawing consisting of four studies; front, head-on view; back view; and two side views of a steam locomotive, with cow-catcher, top bell, and ornamented headlight, done with meticulous skill. Possibly used in a patent application, for developing component specifications, or for displaying to potential investors. A handsome and highly decorative work

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        Eekenhof - Im Brauerhause., Zwei Novellen.

      Verlag Gebrüder Paetel, Berlin, 1880 - 118 S., Erste Ausgabe (WG 32, Teitge 500). Bevor Storm seine Werke in Buchform veröffentlichte, ließ er sie fast immer in Zeitschriften, Zeitungen oder den damals so beliebten Wochen- oder Monatsheften erscheinen. Außerdem erhöhte Storm seine Finanzen damit, dass er seine Novellen zeitgleich oder in zeitlicher Nähe einmal einzeln und zusätzlich mit anderen Werken herausgab. Die hier vorliegende Novelle "Eekenhof" wurde vorher in der Deutschen Rundschau veröffentlicht, die auch bei Paetel erschien (Heft 21, 1879, S. 1 - 28) außerdem 1880 auch in "Drei neue Novellen" (zusammen mit "Im Brauerhause" u. "Zur `Wald- und Wasserfreude`, s. a. WG 32 + 34 31). Druck in der Buchdruckerei der Volks-Zeitung, Berlin. Vorderdeckel mit Rot- u. Schwarzprägung sowie reichgeprägtem Goldschmuck, Rücken ist goldgeprägt, Rückdeckel Schwarzprägung. Einband etwas berieben u. bestoßen, Rücken an einer Seite stärker, Gelenkpapier teils angeplatzt, jedoch fest, vorn zwei kurze Namen, Innentitel mit 2 cm Randeinriss, Textseiten sauber, Zustand insgesamt gut. >>> Von großer Seltenheit! <<< Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 12°, gold-, schwarz u. rotgepr. grünes Ln, Goldschnitt, Lesebändchen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT & kunst Annelore Westerheyde]
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        Four Novels: Old St. Paul&#39;s, The Flitch of Bacon or the Custom of Dunmow, The Spendthrift, and The Star Chamber

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of four novels from William Harrison Ainsworth, uniformly bound. Comprised ofOld St. Paul&#39;s, The Flitch of Bacon or the Custom of Dunmow, The Spendthrift, and The Star ChamberWilliam Harrison Ainsworth (18051882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers, but his reputation has not lasted well. As John William Cousin argues, he depends for his effects on striking situations and powerful descriptions, but has little humour or power of delineating character. With numerous plates and illustrations throughout, by Hablot Browne (under the pseudonymPhiz) andJohn Franklin. Condition: In red half-calf bindings. Externally smart, with some marks to the boards and some minor shelfwear only. Wear to front board of The Star Chamber. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches

      Not Published, (1880). First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Original cloth, gilt title. Cloth sunned to tan on spine, slight fading at top of front cover; waterspot. Born in Connecticut, Stephen Johnson Field was practicing law in New York when word of the Gold Rush arrived. He sailed to California in 1849, crossing Panama at Chagres. He soon became a leader of the California bar, going on to sit on both the State Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. His book focuses on his first years in California, centering on his experience as practicing attorney and the first alcalde for the mining town of Marysville, 1850-57. In the second section, he relates anecdotes of his later career as justice, first of the California Supreme Court, then of the U.S. Supreme Court. Very scarce first edition, in original binding (later reissued with additional material). A very good copy. Cowan, p. 208; Howes F-117.

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        DEBATES And PROCEEDINGS Of The CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION of the State of CALIFORNIA, Convened at the City of Sacramento, Saturday, September 28, 1878

      Sacramento:: J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing.. 1880 - 1881.. 4to. 12" x 8-5/8". 1st edition (Rocq 6638). Not in Cowan? 3 volumes ( 640; [2], 641 - 1152; [2], 1153 - 1578) Text double column. Index concludes volume 3.. Modern brown quarter-calf with marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - Overall VG+ (paper beginning to. yellow/ex-lib, with the occasional oval stamp).. This second Constitutional Convention of California revised the state Constitution to include an extended Bill of Rights, imposed [certain] restrictions on the power of the legislature, and dropped Spanish as the second legal language of the state. While certainly not a popular page- turner, this set represents the will of the people, and as such, offers a wealth of data to sociological researchers investigating the mid-to-late 19th C. "Far West" milieu. The set infrequently on the commerical market, with the last set at auction in 2000.

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        The Devotional Family Bible:

      London, George Virtue,, [c.1880]. with practical and experimental reflections on each verse of the Old and New Testament, and rich marginal references by the Rev. Alexander Fletcher. 2 volumes, quarto. Late 19th-century full black morocco over bevelled boards, covers with rules in gilt and in blind, central oval device in blind, spines with five raised bands, lettered gilt in two compartments, others decorated in gilt and in blind, inner dentelles gilt, salmon coloured coated endpapers, cloth hinges, all edges gilt. Each volume housed in a tapestry bag. Engraved frontispieces, vignette title pages and numerous plates throughout. A little offsetting from the plates to the tissue guards, light rubbing to extremities. Family record in the centre of volume one has been partially completed. Handsome bindings in excellent condition.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens.

      30 volumes. Chapman & Hall, London no date (c. 1880). Richly illustrated in black/white with illustrations from the original editions. Height 20 cm (7,7 inches). Bound in 30 beautiful contemporary light brown halfleather bindings with title and author labels on the spines in red and green. The spines have richly gilt decorations and all edges are marbled. Spines with only minor rubbing. Slight foxing throughout. Bookplate inserted. A beautiful and highly decorative set.. The complete works of Charles Dickens, including Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, The Christmas Stories and much much more

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        Szmimeie-s Jesus Christ. A Catechism of the Christian Doctrine in the Flat-Head or Kalispell Language composed by the Missionaries of the Society of Jesus

      St. Ignatius Print, Montana, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo (measures approx. 7-1/4 x 5-3/4"). 45pp. Self-wrappers (though apparently trimmed, as Schoenberg&#39;s copy is a good 20% larger), soiling and folded corners throughout; signatures loose, but complete. A Good copy of a rare Jesuit Mission Press imprint. "Part I" (p1-17) contains prayers and a catechism; "Part II" (p19-45) contains prayers and hymns. SCHOENBERG 7, PILLING, Salishan, p28. // "It was in the Mission Boys&#39; School that the St. Ignatius Press operated. Learning to set type and to operate the press was one occupation, among others, for Indian boys who attended the school." (Schoenberg, p11) The school did not acquire a press until 1875; and it is no small accomplishment that the most impressive item to be produced (A Dictionary of the Kalispel, 1877-9) came off the press within a few years.

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      First U.S. edition, only printing. This is Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. It was very well received. At the time, the young Winston Churchill still saw himself in the shadow of his once-influential father. Today it is the son who is favored with lasting fame. Here is a near-fine set of the first U.S. edition. The U.S. edition is visually similar but aesthetically superior to the British, having gilt top page edges and a lightly scored cloth binding. Both volumes have extremely well-preserved red covers and spines with very little wear, square corners, and superior spines with excellent shelf presentation. The top edge gilt is still bright on both volumes. Volume II has some trivial soiling to the front face and some trivial wear at the top right hinge. Both volumes have very slightly darkened spines. The contents are superlative - clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. Even the untrimmed fore and bottom edges of the text block look unusually good. Overall, an extremely nice, collector worthy set. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.2, Woods A8(ab).

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