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      [Wyoming. 1880].. Two watercolors, painted on the recto of two one-cent postcards, each measuring 3 x 5 inches. Description of each scene written in pencil on the verso of each card. Very minor wear. Near fine. A pair of lovely watercolors of the camp of two U.S. Infantry companies in Wyoming Territory during the Ute War in 1879-80. The watercolors show the camp of K and F companies of the Ninth Infantry near the Snake River. Based on the scenery, these must depict the southern part of Jackson's Hole, the only area which corresponds to the views shown. One shows the camp during the summer, and the other shows it in the winter. The camp was established in a valley, which is shown as lush and green in the summer scene, but barren and snow-covered in the winter scene. A note on the verso of the summer scene says that the "pictures were painted with water colors by a soldier of this command." The verso of each card contains pencil descriptions of each scene. For example, in the comments on the summer scene it is noted that "the brush back of the tents are sage brush...the timber back of the camp follows the river still to the right are mountains and hills with cedar timbers." Some of the text on the verso of the winter scene discusses the various buildings in the camp, including the cook's house and the sutler's store. The Ninth Infantry was ordered into the field as part of Army strategy during the Ute War, and established their camp along the Snake River in Wyoming Territory in November 1879. They remained there until July 1880. Original artwork from the Indian wars of the West is rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      1880. Very Good. 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).

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        Report of the Stafford House South African Aid Committee. Zulu War, 1879

      London: Printed by Spottiswoode & Co.,, 1880. Report of the Committee. Report by Surgeon-General J.T.C. Ross, C.I.E. Chief Commissioner. Report by Dr. G. Stoker, Assistant Commissioner. With Appendices. Octavo (245 × 180 mm) Original red skiver-backed blue cloth boards, title gilt to the spine and upper board, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Spine slightly chipped head and tail, boards lightly rubbed, but overall very good. First and only edition. extremely uncommon, no copies on COPAC, OCLC records a single copy at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The Committee was established following a meeting in 1879 at Stafford House, St. James, the home of the duke of Sutherland, and chaired by the duke himself. The objects of the organization were 'to furnish trained nurses and hospital comforts and to supplement arrangements for promoting the convalescence of the sick and wounded in South Africa,' similar to the scheme that had been established for the assistance of troops in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-8. The party that was sent out comprised of Ross and Stoker, Bram Stoker's brother George, and seven trained nurses, both commissioners give brief accounts of the party's services in their reports, while a number of testimonials in the appendices attest to the appreciation with which their work was received; "I could not testify too highly to the excellent services rendered by these ladies [Sisters Edith King and Emma Durham] to the sick and wounded officers and men of Her Majesty's army who were treated at Ladismsith" (Memorandum from Thomas Babington, Senior Medical Officer, Ladysmith).

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        Settler's Hut

      1880.. Watercolour, 43 x 65 cm. signed and dated 1880 lower right, mounted and framed. This lovely watercolour is probably of a valley in the Bathurst region of New South Wales as the artist Edward Combes lived at Glanmire from the 1860's. It captures the isolation of early Australian settlement showing the simple timber slab homestead and the family's activities around it.Edward Combes (1830 -1895) was an engineer, pastoralist, politician and painter. He arrived from Wilshire England in 1851 to join the gold rush at Ballarat and Bendigo. In 1854 he returned to Paris for two years training in scientific engineering and studied water colour drawing. On his return to Australia a few years later he moved to New South Wales bought land and built Glanmire Hall with his new English wife.By 1870 he was well known throughout this central western district of New South Wales and pursued interests in both politics and art. In 1878 he was the executive commissioner at the Paris International Exhibition followed by commissioner for NSW at the Melbourne International Exhibition. He was also a member of the Legislative Council and contributed significantly to the development of colonial public works and education policy.In 1879 he directed the art section of the Garden Palace Exhibition. The Bulletin, on the 23rd. April 1881 described him as the "best amateur painter in Sydney and the wonder is that the prosy engineer can find time to indulge in the "seraph ecstasy" of a pictorial ideal". His paintings were exhibited in London galleries and at the Paris salon and he was on the committee of the NSW Academy of Art and president of the Art Society of NSW where he also exhibited his work.Unusually, Combes did not seek recognition in Australia as a painter but was highly regarded in London and Paris, so perhaps his political and artistic leadership positions dictated this distinction. The Art Gallery of New South Wales which he helped to found and to direct for over twenty years received from him a single etching of one of his paintings. A portrait bust of this outstanding nineteenth century polymath by Simonetti is in the Gallery.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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      1880. Very Good. [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]
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        Etudes Geographiques

      Paris,: Logerot & Gaultier, c., 1880.. Geographical game, 30 blocks to make 6 maps, coloured engravings laid down on each face of the blocks, with a colour printed copy of each map contained in the original folding box, 240 x 285 mm., box expertly repaired, in fine condition. A fine geographical game, in which six regional maps of the world are applied to the faces of 30 wooden blocks, thus neatly presenting six challenging jigsaw puzzles in the one box. The maps include a chart of Oceania featuring Australia and a "Carte du Tonkin", or map of the French-occupied administrative region of northern Viet Nam.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        American Inventions and Improvements in Breech-Loading Small Arms, Heavy Ordinance, Machine Guns, Magazine Arms, Fixed Ammunition, Pistols, Projectiles, Explosives and Other Munitions of War, including a Chapter on Sporting Arms

      Springfield, Mass: Chapin & Gould. London: N. Tr¸bner & Co, 1880. First edition. 4to. Illustrated with chromolithograph frontispiece of a "New Model 44 Army Pistol, Smith and Wesson" and one other chromolithograph plate, plus 2 engravings and many others in text. 407, [4] pp. Original red cloth, stamped in gilt. Upper cover faded across the diagonal upper left, inner joint starting, spine a bit darkened. Rilings 1072

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        American Inventions and Improvements in Breech-Loading Small Arms, Heavy Ordinance, Machine Guns, Magazine Arms, Fixed Ammunition, Pistols, Projectiles, Explosives, and Other Munitions of War, including a Chapter on Sporting Arms

      Springfield / London: Chapin & Gould / Trubner & Co.. 1880. First edition. Red buckram with gilt title, original gilt illustration of a cannon laid down on front board. A very good or better rebound copy, U.S. Army Library Engineering School bookplate to front pastedown, a few notations to the dedication page, else contents fine with brilliant plates. 4to. Illus. with three chromolithographic plates in metallic inks, three steel engravings, and numerous illustrations throughout. Thorough and well illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      Paris: Societe d"Editions Litteraires et Artistiques / Librairie Paul Ollendorff (50 Chaussee d'Antin), c. 1880. Hardcover. Very Good +. 19 vol set, complete. 7 x 11 in. Text in French. Scarlet quarter morocco, with scarlet pebbled cloth covers. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. 4 raised bands. Silk bookmark. Marbled endpapers. B&W illustrations. Condition of book is VERY GOOD +; Spines hardly worn, leather remarkably good, corners and ends of spine very lightly worn. Gilt text block very bright. Upper text block slightly darkened. Slight foxing throughout, otherwise very tight, solid copies, uniformly aged.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        Roman III notre dame de paris

      J. hetzel et cie, 1880. in8 Relié

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      1880. 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; in all Three Hundred and Twenty-Eight Illustrations. (Sold by Subscription Only.) Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1880. Original full sheep with black leather spine label. First Edition of this volume of humorous sketches, observations and digressions occasioned by the Clemens family's trip to Europe from Spring 1878 until Autumn 1879. Their travels took them primarily through Germany and Switzerland, with final stops in France and Italy.~This copy has the engraved frontispiece in the first and much-less-common state, captioned "Moses" rather than "Titian's Moses." The binding of this copy is full sheep (what the publisher termed the "library" binding) -- one of four general types of original binding available to subscribers (the others being cloth, three-quarter morocco and full morocco). Condition is very good (front free endpaper excised, front joint slightly chafed). Though A TRAMP ABROAD is not a scarce book, copies with the first state frontispiece in other than the usual cloth binding are relatively uncommon. Blanck 3386; Johnson pp 33-35; McBride pp 60-61.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Tom Brown's School Days

      London: Macmillan, 1880. New, Illustrated Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Illustrated by Sydney P. Hall and Arthur Hughes. Original decorated cloth. But for some minor soiling a very attractive copy, preserved in half burgundy morocco clamshell case. Wolff 3332a (School Days: First illus. ed., 1869); Wolff 3331 (First ed., 1861) . Inscribed on the half-title: "G. Mander Allender/ from the author/ with all good wishes/ Christmas 1881."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Motifs Historiques D'Architecture et De Sculpture D'Ornament (Deuxieme Serie) Decorations Interieures Empruntees a Des Edifices Francais Du Commencement De La Renaissance a La Fin De Louis XVI. Two Volumes

      Ducher et Cie, Paris, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/None Issued. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" Tall. Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Two volumes, 17 7/8" x 13", half leather, five raised bands on gilt stamped spine, marbled paper over boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt, Vol. I 75 plates, 10 of which are color chromolithographs; Vol. II, 95 plates, 7 of which are in color. Exterior of both volumes have leather rubbed along edges, corners, spine ends, along spine (Vol. II has spine raised bands rubbed as well); end papers of both volumes are toned and brittle with a few short tears, perimeters of interior pages are toned, very scattered light foxing, some light smudges mostly on backs of plates, but sometimes on pages and margins. All plates present and in very good condition, color plates excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 16 lbs 0 oz. Category: Art & Design; Architecture; Inventory No: 006043. .

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        Les Petites Cardinal

      Paris: Ancienne Maison Michel Levy Freres, Calmann Levy, Editeur, 1880. Full page pen & ink drawing with added water-color before title page signed Ulysse-Roy. 6 other black and white illustrations signed in the plate J[ean].Massard tipped in, and two unidentified artist plates between half-title and title page, 256(1) with 12 engraved vignettes by Henry Maigrot. OCLC records a limited edition of 25 copies of this work with the original 12 vignettes on Chine and tipped in as opposed to only vignettes printed above the text. An additional two copies of an unidentified illustrator with tipped in plates between half-title and tile page, although none are included in collation and does not make mention of a color illustration by Ulysse-Roy. The first six chapters of this volume are the result of the first two chapters of the volume entitled: Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal) published in 1872. Bound in 1/2 blue-gray morocco over decorative paper covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in, a few minor spots of rubbing or nicks. An unique collection of prints within one book.. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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      Denver. [ca. 1880].. Mammoth-plate albumen photograph, 22 x 17 1/4 inches. Jackson's name written in the negative and printed on the mat. Very light spotting, a touch of light wear at the corners. 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 of the mountains of New Mexico by William H. Jackson, showing a wintry scene along the route of the Denver and Rio Grand Railway. The photograph shows the narrow Toltec Gorge in the San Juan Mountains, through which the railroad ran its line into the Toltec Tunnel. Barren, rocky cliffs rise majestically in the background, while the foreground is dominated by the icy Rio de los Pinos. Jackson appears to have used a slight time exposure in taking the photograph, giving the water and spray of the river an attractive milky 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. An excellent Jackson image of a New Mexico scene.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Collezione Diamante Hoepli.

      Subject: (Edizioni minime di lusso - Hoepli). Milano, (ma Firenze, L'arte della stampa, e dall'editore descritta come in-64). Elegante edizione in-24 (cm. 12, 5 x 8, 5) in tutta tela colorata, impressa e decorata in nero e oro, tagli dorati e risguardi marezzati. Tutte le pagine di testo sono incorniciate, sovente con motivi floreali, talora un nastrino segnalibro ? presente. Titoli in oro al dorso ed al piatto anteriore.E' la prosecuzione in altro formato, ma uguale eleganza, dei mitici "Diamante" di Gaspare Barb?ra, acquistati in blocco dall'Hoepli dopo la morte del B. (1880). Disponiamo di: a) GOETHE - Canti d'amore e poesie varie. 1886, pp. 178 - b) CARCANO Giulio - Elvezia. Dal Verbano. Versi editi ed inediti. 1884, pp. 146 - c) - Gli amori degli angeli. La luce dell'harem. 1886, pp. 174 - d) BYRON Lord Giorgio - Mazeppa. 1883, pp. 108 - e) BYRON Giorgio - Giaurro. 1884, pp. 108 - f) BYRON Lord Giorgio - Misteri e canto. Caino. Parisina. Un sogno. 1886, pp. 198 - g) BYRON Lord - Cielo e terra. La sposa promessa d'Abido. Il prigioniero di Chillon. Le tenebre. L'addio. 1887, pp. 200 - h) BURGER - GOETHE - HEINE - SCHILLER - UHLAND - ecc. Ballate.1887, pp. 232 - i) LONFELLOW E. W. - Evangelina. 1883, pp. 172 (carta con qualche arrossatura) - l) TEZA E. - Traduzioni. Goethe, Voss, Groth, Puskin, Tennyson, Longfellow, Heine, Petofi, Burns. 1888, pp. 108

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        Heidi's Lehr- und Wanderjahre

      Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes,, 1880–81. Eine Geschichte für Kinder und auch für Solche, welche die Kinder lieb haben. Von der Verfasserin von "Ein Blatt auf Vrony's Grab". [Together with: Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat.] 2 volumes, octavo. Vol. 1 in original green sand-grain cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, spine decorated in gilt, front cover decorated in black, cream endpapers; vol. 2 in later red half cloth, unlettered, marbled sides. Vol. 1 inner hinges reinforced with cloth at an early date, a very few trivial spots; vol. 2 outer leaves very faintly toned in margins; withal a good set. First edition of both parts. Throughout the 1870s Johanna Spyri published stories for adults and children based around her reminiscences of growing up in rural Switzerland. But huge success came with the publication of Heidi, the most important Swiss contribution to children's literature after the "Swiss Family Robinson" of J. R. Wyss. As usual with Christmas books, the first book was published in December 1879 but dated the following year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: E. P. Dutton And Company. n.d. [Circa 1880], 1880 From TBCL's Children's Bookshelf. First Edition. Squarish 8vo., 9-1/2 Inches. Publishers pictorial paper-covered boards with plain green cloth spine. A lovely production printed by Ernest Nister, Nuremberg. Original decorated endpapers. 48 pages of verse, 16 full-page chromolithographs, 8 in-text chromolithographs plus over 20 sepia toned chromos, in-text by Harriett Bennett portraying Victorian childhood scenes with accompanying poetry from the author. Printed on quality heavy paper stock. A very good or better example showing minimal use; contents fresh & free of blemish. The Victorian Childhood Bennett illustrations are wonderful. Very Uncommon.. 1st Edition. Illus. by Harriett, M. Bennett..

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Lioness Hunt

      Great Britain: Original Watercolor, [c.1880-1900]. Matted in Rag Board Fine Fine original watercolor on rag paper. (25.4 x 17.7 cm). Matted in Rag. Condition: Fine, with minor aged paper remains to verso corners from previous mount watermarked 1902. & Pathos notwithstanding and made all the more alluring by want of attribution, this vivid watercolor scene (a lioness in pursuit of calf in stormy forest ) was envisioned and thus executed not by a professional artist, field naturalist or explorer but by an amateur, or armchair, traveler/naturalist /painter. The drama evident yet depiction gentle, this watercolor quite plausibly was painted by a young Victorian gentlewoman who would have learned the art of nature painting, as was the custom, and who would have sought inspiration from the grand natural history color plate volumes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This bold and vivid naturalists' display of a tapestry of dappled foliage or the crystalline translucence of disturbed water or the splendid reticulated plumage is clearly stylized by a primitive eye, yet executed with an accomplished and refined hand; the technique is learned. The resulting composition is one of dramatic charm. &

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        Ansichten von Calcutta. [Views of Calcutta]

      Calcutta, , c.1880. Quarto. Black cloth portfolio (325 × 248 mm), cloth from the upper panel of the original contemporary folder, with title as above gilt, mounted. 31 albumen prints on card with neatly pencilled captions in German. Mounts 318 × 240 mm, prints full to half plate size. Mounts slightly rippled and with occasional foxing, the prints largely clear and sharp. Fascinating collection of images of Calcutta around 1880, seemingly the work of a technically highly competent amateur. The images divide more or less in half, one part featuring the monuments and buildings of the European occupation of the city; the other concentrating on native life and "types." The sights included in the first grouping include the Museum completed in 1875, now the Indian Museum, showing cows grazing amongst the building materials scattered in the foreground; the General Post Office; the Governor's House and the statue of Sir John Lawrence; a view of the Maidan with the equestrian statue of Lord Hardinge and the Ochterlony Monument; a series of views of Eden Park including the band-stand and the Burmese pagoda; 5 images of the Zoological Gardens, opened 1876, with attractive views of the pheasant house and the tiger enclosure; and two views of the Hooghly, one of shipping in the harbour with a forest of masts, the other of the pontoon bridge at Howrah which was still in use in 1943. In the panoramic view of Chowringhee - "Europaeischer Straße" - the sign of Bourne and Shepherd's photographic studio can be easily picked out. The thirteen images of the indigenous people include excellent views of village life - native shops, an ox-waggon, a toddy-gatherer - native craft on the Hooghly, a superb study of a palanquin and its carriers at rest, and a fine image of a juggernauth lowering over a village street. Just one the prints has any form of naming or numbering on the plate - Bootleute am Flue Hooghly, which has "Alborne [or Osborne] 118" in the negative in the middle of the image - the rest are without any studio serial or name stamp, although three of the "types", male and female water-carriers and the barber, do have much in common with studio productions for the tourist market. The rest show considerable technical ability in the exposure and development, but perhaps lack the compositional skills that might be expected of a professional, some of the wider views having a greater expanse of foreground, with fewer figures to add interest, than would generally be found in the studio-generated images of the period. It seems most likely that these are the work of a keen amateur, and are therefore unlikely to be found elsewhere. There is a pencilled inscription, "Emil Kohler 3 Rue Leopold, Bruxelles," inside the upper panel of the portfolio, in the same hand as the captioning on the mounts.

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        The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone. The Great Missionary Traveller

      London: Adam & Co, 1880. First Edition. Bound in a magnificent original full morocco leather binding with extensive gilt tooling (see picture). Large 4to, all edges gilt, 632 pages, map of Africa, lithographed title plus 19 tinted lithograph plates. Mild wear to binding, otherwise in very good condition, internally exceptionally bright. With a receipt signed in the original by David Livingstone made out to Rev. William Thompson, the Society's agent at Cape Town, tipped in to front endpaper. The outpouring of mourning throughout Great Britain following reception of the news of Dr. Livingstone's death in May, 1873, and his subsequent burial in Westminster Abbey in April, 1874, naturally included a quantity of biographies and other celebrations of the great man's life and career. This masterpiece compiled by John S. Roberts (fl. 1868-1882) seems to have been the most successful of the lot, issued in several formats and versions. The bulk of the narrative is taken from printed sources--as the compiler stipulates--"the full details of which are either shut up in books beyond the reach of the majority of readers, locked up in files of newspapers, or buried in the Reports and Journals of the Royal Geographical Society"; and it is supplemented by a copious amount of secondhand information on the history of African exploration and on the peoples and natural history of Africa. The text is wonderfully embellished by the very numerous fine tinted lithographic plates. This is a heavy book and seldom seen in such good condition as here.. Signed. First Edition.

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        VOCABOLARIO DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA... Milano, Presso la Casa Editrice Guigoni, 1880.

      6 Voll. Buona ril. carton., dorso e ang. tipo pelle. e cust., titolo manoscr. al dorso, cm 28x19, modestiss. tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago

      Adelaide,: J. Williams, 1880.. Octavo, photographic frontispiece and two other sheets (five illustrations in total); very good indeed in the original red cloth, decorated in blind and gilt, a few bumps, flecked noticeably to spine. Rare. The second edition of Hamilton's account of two overland journeys from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1839 and 1846 is known for the inclusion of photographic plates, reproducing drawings done by Hamilton himself.The first edition, rather differently arranged, was published in 1879 (see previous item). Holden notes: 'the first edition of this work was published in 1879 and was illustrated with six wood-engravings... Five of the six original wash drawings from which these wood-engravings were done were then photographed for the second edition. The same List of Illustrations, however, was bound into the second edition and hence confuses the collation.' Holden includes an excellent biographical note on the interesting Hamilton, artist, horse-fancier, and early South Australian settler.The title-page has the early manuscript name of "J. Hindmarsh", presumably John Hindmarsh Jun., the son of the first Governor and a prominent lawyer in later Victorian Adelaide.Ferguson, 10184; Holden, 49.

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        THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POULTRY With Practical Schedules for Judging Constructed from Actual Analysis of the Best Modern Decisions

      London: Cassell and Company, 1880. pp. viii, 591. With 50 fine chromolithographic plates, b/w plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Contemporary half black polished calf binding with black cloth boards, all edges marbled. Binding very good with a little rubbing to edges. Contents good and tight, no inscriptions, some spotting/foxing to the first and last few pages otherwise very clean. A very good copy.. Revised Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine. 4to (22 x 28cm).

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        The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose

      London: Reeves and Turner,, 1880. Now first brought together with many pieces before not published. Edited with prefaces notes and indexes by Harry Buxton Forman. In eight volumes. 8 volumes, octavo (225 × 139 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Spines just a little faded and a couple of minor marks, overall an excellent set. A handsomely bound set of the Buxton Forman edition. Inscribed by Michael Sadleir to his god-daughter in the first volume.

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      Dijon: Pellion et Marchet Freres Editeurs, n.d. [c. 1880]. Fine. 16mo (4 5/8"). 256p. Five full-page plates in heliogravure after A. Durand printed by Gruel & Englemann. Bound by Gruel & Englemann in deep wine morocco with their monogram on the upper cover and their stylized initials on the decorated endpapers, the spine untitled with rules in blind and "Gruel" in gilt at foot, the covers with borders and panels in blind, a.e.g., double gilt fillets on the board edges and intricate gilt dentelles Leon Gruel (1840-1923) whose bindings are scarce is the author of Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de L'Amateur de Reliure.

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        The Necropolis of Ancon in Peru, a contribution to our knowledge of the culture and industries of the Empire of the Incas

      A monumental work to record the excavations at Ancon. 1880-87. Berlin. A. Asher. Three volumes in folio (485 mm x 365 mm). 16 ff. + 1-34a plates (some with bis) plus explanatory text; 9 ff. + 35-74a (some with bis) plus explanatory text; 9 ff. + 75-119 (some with bis) + explanatory text; in all, 141 plates. Recent half calf over marbled boards, two lettering pieces. Plate ii on first volume and text facing plate 47 on second volume detached; a few tars without loss to text, occasional foxing spots, browning and such but overall a fine copy, remarkably fresh and clean with great coloring. First English edition; a monumental work on Peruvian relics and antiquities, it records the excavations undertook by Reiss and Stubel at Ancon (Peru) in 1875. Reiss (1838 ? 1908) was a German scientist & traveler, son to a wealthy industrial. Stubel (1835 ? 1904), born in Dresde, was also relatively well-off, in 1854 he began studying Natural Sciences in Leipzig, then went to Heidelberg where he got a degree in mineralogy, chemistry and physics. It was not until 1865 that both met, they planned to explore Hawai´s volcanoes, but it did not materialize. In 1868 they journeyed to Hawai, the voyage had a scheduled stop in South America, apparently the stop proved better than expected and thus began an 8 year exploration of the Continent. Reiss returned home exhausted a year before Stubel, who stayed and visited Uruguay, Argentina & Chili and retuned home in 1877. The publication of the achievements of the exploration and archaeological endeavours in Ancon started in 1879; the considerable costs were financed by the Berlin Royal Museum of Ethnology, the 141 mostly finely-coloured plates were executed after the pieces recollected during the expedition. The plates show magnificent views of the Necropolis and the landscape surrounding it, graves and mommies, funeral masks, a remarkable collection of textiles, ornaments, objects, relics, religious artefacts and such. Palau, 256818.

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      - ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. MANUSCRIPT PAGE - HANDWRITTEN FROM JACK AND JILL. Offered here is a handwritten page from Alcott's manuscript for Jack and Jill, published in 1880, unsigned as is common for her manuscript pages. It is written in ink on one side of a sheet of paper measuring 7 3/4 x 9 3/4", in fine condition and housed in a cloth chemise and slip case. It is found on page 12 of the book beginning chapter II. It reads: Chapter II Two Penitents Jack and Jill never cared to say much / about the night which followed the first / toasting party of the season, for it was the / saddest & the hardest their short lives had / ever known. Jack suffered most in body / for the setting of the broken leg was such / a painful job that it wrung several sharp / cries from him & made Frank who / helped quite weak & white with sympathy / when it was over. The wounded head ached / dreadfully & the poor boy felt as if bruised / all over for he had the worst of the fall. / Dr. Whiting spoke cheerfully of the case / & made so light of broken legs that Jack / innocently asked if he should not be / up in a week or so. / "Well, no, it usually takes twenty one days / for bones to knit, & young ones make quick / work of it," answered the Dr. with a last - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      no date [1880]. Manuscript. Minor soiling, Near Fine. Housed in a Fine custom-made blue half-morocco slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Two 7-5/8" x 9-3/4" pages of AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT on two lined sheets of paper consisting of @300 words completely in Alcott's hand. In part: "'Jill goes wherever Jack does & he lets her. He's such a good-natured chap he can't say No.' 'To a girl,' shyly added one of the boys who had wished to borrow the red sled & been politely refused because Jill wanted it. 'He's the nicest boy in the world for he never gets mad,' said the timid young lady recalling the many times Jack had shielded her from the terrors which beset her path to school in the shape of cows, dogs, & boys who made faces & called her 'Fraid cat.'" Much more.

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      Paris: Librairie Générale de l'architecture & des Travaux Publics / Ducher Planches et feuilles de texte regroupés en 7 fascicules sous chemise, le tout sous portfolio à dos toilé. La date sur chaque chemise est 1880 alors que la date apparaissant sur le portfolio est 1882. Le fascicule 1 contient: 11 planches dont 1 en chromolithopraphie et une feuille de texte; fasc. 2: 12 planches dont 2 doubles; fasc. 3: 11planches dont 2 en chromolithographie; fasc. 4 et 5: 25 planches dont 3 en chromolithographie; fasc. 6: 11 planches; fasc. 7: 10 planches dont 1 double et 1 en chromolithographie et 3 feuilles de texte. Notre ouvrage est complet de tous les planches apparaissant sur le descriptif des chemises. Cet ouvrage en 7 fascicules était publié pour être relié en deux volumes. Ouvrage en très bon état, complet de tous ses planches sous serpente (papier transparent), les chemises des fascicules sont cassées sur les pliures, plusieurs remplis manquent.. Tres Bon état+. In-Folio.

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        The Power of Movement in Plants. With illustrations

      London: John Murray,, 1880. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, brown endpapers, covers blind stamped. 196 text woodcuts. Just minor rubbing at extremities. A superb unopened copy, the cloth bright and fresh. First edition, first issue, with 32 pages of inserted adverts dated May 1878 and with two lines of errata at the foot of page x. "This was an extension of the work on climbing plants to show that the same mechanisms hold good for flowering plants in general" (Freeman). A lovely copy, uncommon in such nice condition.

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