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        The power of movement in plants

      London: John Murray, 1880. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.65"). x, 592, 32 (adv.) pp.; illus. First edition of Darwin's examination of the mechanisms of motion in flowering plants, a follow-up to his work on climbing plants — based on experiments conducted with the assistance of his son Francis Darwin, and mentioning natural selection as a possible explanation for plants' ability to bend towards or away from environmental stimuli (pp. 569/70). The volume is illustrated with => numerous in-text engravings of circumnutation patterns, plant structures, diurnal and nocturnal leaf positions, tropisms, etc. This is the first issue of the first edition, with two lines of errata on p. x and publisher's advertisements at the back dated 1878. NSTC 0174363. Publisher's textured green cloth, covers framed in blind, spine with gilt-stamped title; faint discoloration to outer edge of front cover and lower outer corner of back cover, tiny spots of insect damage near joints (one carrying through about 60 pp., not touching text). Hinges (inside) tender, as is often seen with this book, with pastedowns and free endpapers showing evidence of past dampness in lower portions, not affecting interior; two leaves with corners lost away from text. Title-page with early inked ownership inscription in upper portion, first text page (only) with pencilled marks of emphasis; pages clean. British bookseller's invoice from 1983 laid in. A pleasing copy.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        The Old Régime, court, salons and theatres

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,, 1880. 2 volumes, octavo (197 × 132 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid twentieth century, in rich brown crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot; slightly bevelled boards with one-line gilt rule border enclosing, on front cover, a geometric interlace panel with inset blue faceted stone at each corner and gilt flower tools at inside corners, each flower with an inset faceted green stone and a single seed pearl, enclosing a central oval with a miniature portrait mounted behind glass, the oval surrounded with seed pearls; on back cover the geometric interlace panel in gilt; board edges decorated in gilt with a dotted roll, headcaps with gilt hatching; moiré silk doublures and endpapers, turn-ins gilt all round with stylised flower tools at corners, gilt edges. Extra-illustrated with the inclusion of 28 extra plates of which 4 are hand-coloured. Fine condition. First edition. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book label.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [SPECIMEN BOOK FROM THE HOOPES BRO. & THOMAS COMPANY OF WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA, CONTAINING 127 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC PLATES OF FRUITS, FLOWERS, AND TREES]

      Rochester, N.Y.: Rochester Lithograph Co.; Vredenburg & Co., [ca. 1880].. 127 color plates. Original black cloth, wallet-style binding. Heavily worn. Folds open into eight panels, with each row of plates connected with pink linen straps. Some light wear and soiling to plates. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Extensive salesman's nursery specimen book from the Hoopes Bro. & Thomas Company nursery of West Chester, Pennsylvania, containing 127 chromolithographic plates. This book contains a mixture of plates, primarily from the Vredenburg and Rochester Lithograph Companies, both located in Rochester, New York. Specimens on offer include an extensive selection of plums, pears, cherries, apples, peaches, grapes, berries, roses, flowering shrubs, and trees.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Small bookplate neatly removed from the front pastedown. Minor nicks to the spine tips and edge. A very attractive copy. Original cloth. First book by this alcoholic poet and prophet of despair whom Stanley Kunitz called "the most complete pessimist, perhaps, that literature has ever known." The title poem of this volume, his masterpiece, is one of the greatest of the nineteenth century.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Historia de la Campaña de Tarapacá desde la ocupación de Antofagasta hasta la proclamación de la dictadura en el Perú (Vol. I-II) – Historia de la Campaña de Lima 1880-1881 (Vol. III) - Historia de la Campaña de Tacna y Arica 1879 – 1880 (Vol. IV).

      Rafael Jover Editor 1880 - Primera edición. Santiago de Chile, Rafael Jover Editor, 1880. Primera edición. (25 x 16). 4 vols. Tomo I. 865 pp. ; Tomo II. 1189 pp.; Tomo III. 1172 pp.; Tomo IV. 1216 pp. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Adornado con ilustraciones en blanco y negro y mapas plegables. Colección en buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA CASA DEL LIBRO VIEJO]
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        PIANOFORTE SONATAS

      London: Augener & Co., 1880 Three Folio Volumes, 'Special Edition'. Highly embellished bindings with gilt, blue & black stamped decorations on spines & front covers; blind stamped borders on back covers; ornate end-papers. Magnificently ornate & scarce fine binding set of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. The sonatas are edited by Ernst Pauer, the Austrian pianist, composer & teacher. There is no printed publication date, however the slightly beveled boards & profuse front cover gilt decorations are typical of bindings of the late Victorian period. In any case, the '1891' date from the modest presentation inscription to the flyleaf recto suggests a minimum age. Each volume with gilt text block edges, ornate end-papers & title pages, & a themed index. Vol I also has a tissue guarded fine engraving frontispiece of Beethoven & an eight page set of historical notes. The notation itself is very clear & widely spaced -ideal for reading from a distance. Victorian sheet music bindings are often highly ornate & intricate, but we have never seen anything as embellished or as spectacular as this particular set. Significant portions of the gilt are stamped into the cloth as fine lines, which give the impression of varying shades of gold when viewed from different angles. The central 'shining star' piece on the fronts. is especially effective. Apart from gilt, decorations are also stamped in light-blue & black. It is likely these volumes were issued as a special & very limited edition. A simply exquisite set of Beethoven's Sonatas in wonderfully elaborate Victorian styling in essentially fine condition showing very light use; tight with text block & Pages in fine condition; neat presentation inscription to flyleaf recto repeated on the title pages of Vols. II & III. Vol. I : frontis., 8, 1-231; Vol. II: [1] 232-447; Vol. III: [1], 448-640 Folio (33.5cm X 27.5cm), Ships 7.6kg. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        PRINCIPLES Of ELECTRO-HOMOEOPATHY. A New Science Discovered by Coiunt Cesar Mattei, of Bologna

      Nice:: Printing and Stereotype Offices V.-E. Gauthier and Co.,. 1880.. 8vo. 7-1/8" x 4-5/8". 1st Edition in English. [2], 6, 235, [5] pp.. Modern brown quarter calf binding with marbled paper boards. New eps.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (occasional po pencil underlining &. marginal notes).. Electro-homoeopathy is a derivative of homeopathy that originated with Count Cesar Mattei of Bologna. The name is derived from a combination of electro (referring to an electric bio-energy content supposedly extracted from plants and of therapeutic value, rather than electricity in its conventional sense) and homeopathy (referring to an alternative medicinal philosophy developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the 18th century). Electro- homeopathy has been defined as the combination of electrical devices and homeopathy, however some contend that it is the therapeutic use of homeopathic preparations of certain "electric bio-energy" herbs that is intended by the term. The discipline is regarded as distinct from traditional homeopathy, which relies on serially diluted remedies of substances that cause similar symptoms to those as it is attempting to cure; electro-homeopathy, however, does not directly follow the "law of similars".& & Mattei studied natural science, anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry and botany. He ultimately focused on the supposed therapeutic power of 'electricity' in botanical extracts, making bold, ultimately unsupported, claims for the efficacy of his treatments, including the claim that his treatments offered a non-surgical alternative to cancer. Not surprisingly, his claims were met with skepticism by established medical authorities. & & Notwithstanding criticisms, including a challenge by the British medical establishment to the claimed success of cancer treatments, electro-homeopathy (or Matteism, as it was sometimes known at the time) was embraced and by the beginning of the 20th century had adherents in Germany, France, the USA and the UK; it had been the subject of approximately 100 publications and there were three journals dedicated to it.& & After Mattei's death, his work was built upon by Theodore Krauss (1864 - 1924) who amplified the number of available treatments, including the introduction of injectable forms of treatment, and modernized production processes. [Wiki]. & & Scarce book on the subject- OCLC records 6 cc worldwide, with just 2 in the US. ABPC shows no copies at auction these past 30+ years. . Frontis, "C. Mattei". 3 views of human figures, pp. 236 - 237.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        THE SPEAKING PICTURE BOOK. A New Picture Book with Characteristical Voices

      (London, H. Grevel & Co.) made in Germany circa 1880.. FIRST OR EARLY EDITION circa 1880, edition not stated, 320 x 235 x 55 mm, 12½ x 9¼ x 2¼ inches, original publisher's red cloth with patterned black border to upper cover, in blind on lower cover, almost full size colour plate mounted on upper cover (Mother showing this book to 2 children and a toddler on her lap, a Struwwelpeter book and toys on the floor, a poem describing the book in a cream panel on the right), spine with embossed decoration, no label or lettering, the 3 sides are gilded, the top and bottom sides are carved with 3 leaf shapes, protruding on the fore-edge are 9 tiny ivory knobs to pull in order to produce the animal noises: Cock, Donkey, Lamb, Birds, Cow, Cuckoo, Goat, Children x 2. Inside upper cover is a prose description of the book on a large yellow panel, title page printed on larger yellow panel within ornate narrow border with small squares at corners containing a fierce looking horned male head, "Made in Germany" at foot. 8 full page chromolithograph illustrations, the first backing onto title page, each faces a page of text in verse on a large yellow panel, each illustration with an oval yellow border, plus a decorated rectangular frame and a further grey border. Cloth very faded on upper cover and spine, plate on upper cover darkened and print of poem faded, tiny water spot on lower cover, head and tail of spine slightly worn, 10 mm (½") split at bottom of lower hinge, small bump to top corner of lower cover, 1 ivory knob missing and replaced with a similar shaped tiny metal knob, the ivory knobs grubby looking, the first sound a little weak, some light fingermarks to margins, page edges lightly browned, no inscriptions. A good copy. The Speaking Picture Book was originally produced in Nuremberg, Germany, by publisher Theodore Brand, the book?s inventor. Brand obtained a German patent for the book in 1878, and a British patent followed a year later. In addition to the German edition, English, French and Spanish translations were published. Haining, Movable Books, page 136. MORE MAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Trumpet-Major, A Tale

      London: Spottiswoode and Co. for Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880 First edition in book form. 3 volumes. Original red pictorial cloth, upper boards blocked in black with designs after Thomas Hardy, spines lettered and decorated in gilt and black, lower boards of vols. I and III blocked with double blind-ruled borders, vol. II with triple blind-ruled border, spines lightly faded, light rubbing to extremities, some light splitting on hinges and housed in a modern slipcase. A very attractive copy of one of the author's scarcest novels in original cloth. The Trumpet-Major was first published serially in Good Words, in the issues running from January to December 1880; Purdy notes that 'several chapters were retitled before the novel was published in book form, and a few scattered passages were deleted', and further quotes Hardy's recollections of demands for changes to the text for serial publication; 1,000 sets in late 1880. The bindings of vols. I and III of this set are Sadleir variant A (with spine imprint 'Smith Elder & Co'), and vol. II is variant B with a triple-rule border on the lower board. Purdy pp.31-35; Sadleir 1115; Sterling 446.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Dramatic Idyls, Second Series

      London: Smith, Elder,and Co, 1880. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. AN IMPORTANT PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "Mrs Proctor, with RB';s affectionate regards June 27 ‘80." Anne Proctor';s husband, the barrister and poet Bryan W. Proctor (who wrote under the pseudonym Barry Cornwall), was the dedicatee of Browning';s poem ‘Columbe';s Birthday'; (1844). The Proctors were among the Brownings'; closest friends. He and John Forster anonymously edited the first selection from Browning';s works in the 1860';s. Near fine in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to edges and corners. There is browning from a paper clip to the top edge of first few pages, else the interior is very clean. 147 pages plus 2 pages of ads. POE/020309.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Fighting the Sea

      circa, 1880.. Ink sketch, 195 x 160mm, signed lower left; with manuscript caption at base, mounted and framed. This is the original drawing for the finished watercolour, A Tug Saving a Dismasted Smack at the Edge of Scroby Sands, Yarmouth, painted in 1885 for Sir Edward Cecil Guiness. Interestingly, this drawing was reproduced as an illustration in the catalogue of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1884.Until recent times the work was in the family of the artist Oswald Brierly, a leading marine painter who had studied naval architecture. Brierly learned his artistic skills at Henry Sass's Academy, a private drawing school in Bloomsbury "a preparatory school" for the Royal Academy and the British Institution, other students included Rossetti, Millais and Edward Lear.After a spell in Plymouth developing naval skills, Brierly sailed with several expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage on a survey of the Barrier Reef, and with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer. He subsequently wrote, with Rev. John Milner, the narrative published as Cruise of the Galatea (London, 1869). In 1874 Brierly was made marine painter to Queen Victoria.A second Brierly sketch is attached to back of this one. 'Barges used to take out the stones during construction of the breakwater at Plymouth OWB'.;

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      This is a superlative, collector-grade, uncut and unread British first edition set of Winston Churchill's biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill. This was Winston Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. Originally published in 1906, it was well received as both a frank portrayal of the subject and a showcase for Winston's literary talent. At the time, the young Winston Churchill had recently quit his father's Conservative Party to become a Liberal, was in his early 30s, and still saw himself in the shadow of his once-influential father. The first edition is aesthetically pleasing, featuring deep red cloth, untrimmed page edges, gilt stamping, and the family coat of arms on the front covers. However, the red cloth binding of this edition proved quite susceptible to fading and wear. Offered here is the British first edition, only printing, a collector grade, uncut and unread, near-fine+ set. Both the binding and contents of this set are noteworthy. The red cloth bindings are clean, square, and tight, retaining beautifully rounded spines and bright spine gilt. There is no fading or color shift on the spines, which retain uniform color with no color shift between the covers and spine. A trivial hint of wear is confined to the corners and spine ends of the truly outstanding bindings. The volumes are clearly unread; the pages of Volume I are uncut after page 60 and uncut after the table of contents in Volume II. There are no inscriptions or book plates. The contents are exceedingly bright and crisp and the untrimmed page edges are free of soiling. The only flaw that marks this set is spotting to the untrimmed page edges of both volumes. This is a truly virgin set and about as good as it gets for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods/ICS A8(a), Langworth p.69.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A SUPERB COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 50 OFFPRINTS ON THE GEOLOGY & HISTORY OF DEVON AND CORWALL INC. BIBLIOGRAPHIES, Bound in 3 Volumes

      Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society; Reprints from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association & Plymouth Institute Etc., 1880. All the offprints are by R. N. Worth and dates vary between approximately 1872 and 1891, all printed wrappers are bound in with neat manuscript indexes to the rear of each volume, and a loosely inserted contents list for the whole, in the same hand. Approximately 500 pages per volume. Some of the offprints are just a few pages long whereas other such as The Three Towns Bibliotheca is over 120 pages with an additional 60 or so pages of supplements. Bookplate of John Davies Enys to the front paste-downs (Enys built up a large and impressive library on Cornwall). Finely and uniformly bound in half maroon morocco with 6 raised bands to the spine and gilt lettering and decoration, marbled paper boards with end-papers to match; very good with slight general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, single small stamp to each front blank, otherwise no marks or inscriptions, occasionaly light spotting. A unique collection. If you would like a full list of the offprints please contact us.. Half Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      Macmillan and Company This is Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. It was well received as both a frank portrayal of the subject and a showcase for Winston's literary talent. At the time, the young Winston Churchill still saw himself in the shadow of his once-influential father. Today it is the son that history has favored with lasting fame. The first edition is aesthetically pleasing, featuring deep red cloth, untrimmed page edges, gilt stamping, and the family coat of arms on the front covers. Offered here is the British first edition, only printing, in very good condition. The bindings are tight and square with light wear confined to extremities. The spines are lightly sunned, but retain bright gilt and uniform appearance, implying that the two volumes are not a "married" set but rather have spent the past century together. The contents are bright and tight. All illustrations and protective tissue covers are intact. There is light intermittent spotting throughout, heavier at the prelims and untrimmed fore edges of the text block. There is a single inked contemporary gift inscription written in a lovely hand, reading:""Algernon L. Percy from Philip H. Ashworth 1906" on the ffep of Volume I. Not fine, but certainly a set worthy of a collector. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods/ICS A8(a), Langworth p.69.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Paul et Virginie

      Paris: Marpon, C. ET E. Flammarion, (ca. 1880). 244pp. Bondy calls Marpon et Flammarion's editions "remarkable early examples of a really excellent process of photographic reduction." Bound in contemporary green crushed morocco, with corner floral devices in gold, gilt dentelles, and tiny red leather inlays. Slight fading to binding, ribbon bookmark. T.e.g. (3 by 2 1/4; 76x55mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        "The Earliest Picture Dealer in New York City. M. Post." 1880 Etching signed by the artist

      New York:. 1880.. Very good condition. Close friend and associate of Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand, founding fathers of the Hudson River School, John Mackie Falconer (1820 - 1903), was an important nineteenth century American artist who helped revive the art of etching in America. Falconer was commissioned for original etchings by the American Art Review, an important art journal which gave the impetus to the revival of etching in the US. Falconer, born in Scotland, began as a painter and watercolorist, and in 1866 dedicated himself to etching, which he pursued for twenty years, etching views of the south, Boston, New York and Brooklyn. Falconer etchings, porcelain works, and a self portrait are in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Historical Society owns a Falconer oil painting of the fireworks and celebrations at the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. Many of his works are also at the New York Historical Society, including a fine oil painting depicting Thomas Coles' First Studio, Catskill, New York (New-York Historical Society, Accession Number: 1947.421).& & This etching depicts the picture dealer in a billed cap, looking directly out at the viewer from under his cap. With Falconer's name etched at the lower right, W. Franquinet del. at the lower left, and the name of the dealer below (M. Post, or possibly M. Poff). The artist signed the print in pencil at the lower right. Inscribed at the lower left margin in pencil giving the title of the print, and also "House was where the artist's house now stands".& & Good impression. 4 x 6" on paper 9 1/4 x 12".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Forst-Flora oder Abbildung und Beschreibung der für den Forstmann wichtigen wildwachsenden Bäume und Sträucher sowie der nützlichen und schädlichen Kräuter. 5. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage

      Leipzig, Baensch 1880. 28 cm. In 4 Bänden; Text: 1 Band. 6, 144; (2), 152 S.; Tafeln: 3 Bände: 300 altkolorierte Kupfertafeln von A. Hanemann und F. Kirchner. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Nissen BBI 487 und S. 207f - Pritzel 2256 (vgl.) - 1: Bäume und Sträucher; 2: Krautgewächse und Kryptogamen. Die Tafeln 268 - 299 zeigen Pilze. Mit schönen, sorgfältig kolorierten Abbildungen aller heimischen Waldpflanzen mit ihren Blüten- und Fruchtständen: Bäume, Sträucher, Gräser, Blumen, Farn, Flechten, Moos, Pilze, etc. Schönes Exemplar, im Textteil stellenweise Stockflecken, die Tafeln nahezu fleckenfrei, 40 Tafeln mit handschriftlicher Ergänzung zu den Pflanzennamen -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Trumpet Major

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880., 1880. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes, octavo. An attractive copy bound within the author's lifetime in green quarter morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands to spines with gilt titles, green cloth boards, top edges gilt. A clean, fine copy, in an elegant Edwardian binding. First edition in book-form. Hardy's epic novel of the Napoleonic war first appeared in Good Words, Jan–Dec 1880. This book-form edition of"The Trumpet Major" featured some minor revisions by the author. Purdy, p.32.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens. Include: Pickwick Papers, Our Mutual Friend, The Old Curiosity Shop, Great Expectations, etc

      London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. (c.1880)., 1880. The Charles Dickens Edition, complete in 15 volumes; 8vo. Attractive in contemporary maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Illustrated with 8 plates per volume. A few uneven gatherings; light rubbing to extremities. Clean and very decorative.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Duke's Children [Three Volumes]

      Chapman & Hall. Hardcover. London, 1880. 8vo, publisher's dark blue-green cloth decorated in black and gilt, 24 page catalogue. A very good, quite attractive complete set in the original cloth binding. Some shelfwear, small amounts of fraying to cloth at heads and heels of spine, very early "lending library" stickers on front pastedowns. Sadleir 57 . Very Good. 1880. First Edition.

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        Siberia in Europe: a Visit to the Valley of the Petchora, in North-East Russia; [WITH] Siberia in Asia: a Visit to the Valley of the Yenesay in East Siberia

      London. John Murray. 1880 and 1882. Handsomely custom bound in 3/4 blind ruled grain morocco and marbled boards. Blind ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled edges and endsheets. Small 8vo. 5.5" x 8". Both titles are First Editions. Illustrated by a folding map at rear of each volume and further by many images after woodcuts en texte. Henry Seebohm (1832 - 1895) was an English steel manufacturer, and amateur ornithologist, oologist and traveller. Seebohm was born in Bradford. His interest in natural history led him to travel widely, in Greece, Scandinavia, Turkey, and South Africa. His expeditions to the Yenisey tundra of Siberia were described in his two most renowned books, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882),today widely accepted as pre-eminent works in the fields of both tavel and adventure as well as ornithology. Advertisements removed during custom binding.Small divot to one spine compartment of Europe.Small Heraldic period bookplate to front pastedowns. Else, a Fine, crisp beautifully maintained set.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE DUKE'S CHILDREN

      1880. New York: George Munro, 1880. Original printed wrappers. Early American Edition of the last Palliser novel. In England, this novel appeared serially in All The Year Round from October 1879 to July 24, 1880, and the three-volume edition was published in May 1880 (Sadleir speculated June or July); Sadleir and others have touted this "Seaside Library" No. 768 as being the first American edition, due to its date of June 8, 1880. However, Walter Smith in his recent bibliography disagrees with this date, giving "first American" to Harper's "Franklin Square Library" edition instead (in spite of its June 18th date) -- for a variety of reasons, but particularly because Harper paid the London publisher for advance sheets to copy and Munro did not, so Munro could not have gotten an earlier edition onto the streets (and when they did, they probably got the end of the novel from Harper!).~This is a very good copy (wear to the spine of the outermost leaf). The first page, with its upper half devoted to Munro's banner and the book's title, is p. [3]: this is because some copies were initially equipped with an additional outer wrapper for advertising purposes. Since such cheaply-produced "books" were meant to be read once and discarded, these Seaside Library novels have become quite scarce today. Smith pp 242-243; see Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 57.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        A Tramp Abroad

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1880. A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain. First printing with Moses as the title of the frontispiece, later changed to Titan’s Moses. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1880. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. Light foxing to the portrait of Twain. 631 pages. A wonderful copy of a scarce first printing. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-209. Price: $1250.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        NEUE LEBENDE BILDER

      1880. 1. MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR. NEUE LEBENDE BILDER. Munchen: Braun & Schneider no date, funfte auglage, no date, circa 1880. Folio (9 1/2 x 13"), cloth backed pictorial boards, spine renewed, some tabs extended and a few need extensions, corners worn, really a clean tight VG copy, This is a fabulous moveable plate book featuring 8 FINE HAND-COLORED PLATES, EACH WITH HINGED MOVEABLE PARTS OPERATED BY TABS as follows: 1. An artist painting at an easel. 2. A woman feeding milk to her cat 3. A cellist playing his instrument 4. A butcher cutting meat on a block 5. Two women talking as they wash clothing in a barrel 6. A man sawing wood 7. A man lecturing to his poodle 8. A young girl pumping water froma well. This is Meggendorfer at his best,

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Great Artists: Sir Peter Paul Rubens

      Sampson Low 1880 - 118 page hardback with blue cloth boards, extensive black detailing and no d/j. The spine is tanned with fraying at both ends and small pen scribbles to middle of back board. Inside the spine is cracked at the front and the pages are mildly tanned. Apart from these flaws this is a good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        On the Hunt for the King of the Alps. A Plant Deemed Worthy

      Petersham, MA: The Lone Oak Press, 2012. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Deluxe edition. Number 12 of 14 deluxe copies. A total of 60 copies were printed. Numbered and signed by the book artist. "In the Lone Oak Press book Mimpish Squinnies we focused on fourteen plants that British plant explorer Reginald Farrer (1880 - 1920) dislike with a passion. In this new book, we join Farrer on a journey to the Alps in his quest to see in situ one of his most beloved plants, Eritrichium nanum, also known as King of the Alps" (prospectus). In addition to the book, this deluxe edition includes an essay by book artist Abigail Rorer discussing the trials and tribulations of trying to grow Eritrichium nanum, a botanical illustration in watercolor of the King of the Alps, a psedo herbarium specimen of Eritrichium nanum, an extra suite of prints from the book with an experimental print using various engravings from the book and related material. All contained within a large black cloth clamshell box with black leather spine titled in silver.

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        BEN-HUR : [ Signed ]

      New York: Harper & Bros. 1880. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. ; Inscribed by Kate Douglas Wiggins to James Sanford. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed by Author .

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        The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880 - [Complete in 4 Finely Bound Volumes]

      Boston, J. R. Osgood And Company, 1880-81, 1880. 1st Edition. Description: 4 v. Fronts. , illus. , plates, ports. , maps, plans. Facsims. 28 cm. Subjects: Boston (Mass. ) --History. Suffolk County (Mass. ) --History. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over the original marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set; of presentation quality. Scans etc. On request.

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        THE MEMORIAL HISTORY OF BOSTON

      1880. Good. WINSOR, Justin, ed. THE MEMORIAL HISTORY OF BOSTON, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880. In Four Volumes. Boston: Ticknor and Company, (1880-1881). Profusely illustrated with maps, diagrams, facsimiles, etc. Quarto. Light brown half-calf, red marbled paper- covered boards, all edges and endpapers marbled to match; spines in gilt, with brown or red morocco labels. Ink ownership. Bindings are rubbed/scraped along perimeters, Joints are somewhat tender. Text and illustrations are quite fresh. Internally fine, but about very good overall.

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras

      San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1880. The rare second edition, slightly revised and enlarged, being the first illustrated edition. Spine gilt a little dulled, edges a trifle dust soiled, preliminary and terminal leaves a bit foxed, else fine. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah [Text Volume only]

      Washington [D.C.]: [U.S.] Government Printing Office, 1880. First edition. Original brown cloth ruled in blind, gilt titles. About very good, extremities worn, with some loss of cloth especially at spine ends, tape shadow on spine, small bookplate to front pastedown, marginal tear to one plate at fold, otherwise contents and plates quite fine. 4to. Illus. with 11 b/w heliotype plates with tissue guards, 1 of which is folding, and 4 cross-section plates, all folding. At the head of the title: Department of the Interior U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. J.W. Powell, in Charge. This copy is the text volume only, the Atlas volume is not present. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        CARLYLE [Highly Finished Ink Portrait]

      Oak Park, IL. [probably 1930s].. Original drawing, in ink (43 x 32.5 cm, plus large margins). A few faint smudges to margins, verso a bit smudged and soiled. with mounting residue on top edge verso. Matted. Very good A fine portrait of a contemplative Carlyle, seated. deep in thought, smoking his pipe by a fireplace, by the Chicago commercial artist and book plate designer (1880 - 1972). The portrait is enclosed within a complex border of flowers, thistle and vines, with Carlyle's name entwined in the lower margin. This portrait is very much in the style of - but surpasses in composition - the portrait he did of William Morris, which appeared as part of a series in THE INLAND PRINTER, to which he was frequent contributor. Signed in the image, and with Junge's name and address in pencil on the verso.

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        Cassell's Illustrated History of England New and Revised Edition

      Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1880. Revised. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Cassell's Illustrated History of England, New and Revised Edition. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880. Nine volumes in a 5 book set. Incredible history of England. New and Revised. Profusely illustrated. Hardcover. Leather spine and tips over pebbled boards. Large format books. Moderate bumping and damage. Interior brown spotting occasionally. Good condition set overall.

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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

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1880. first edition; xvii, [1], 526, [2] (ads) pp., hand colored maps as frontispiece, 2 single page maps with small elements colored, 23 illustrations in text, many are maps and some full page; green original cloth dulled and rubbed, rebacked with the original spine covering laid on, general age toning, front hinge broken with early leaves in danger of becoming detached, modern private book plate, fair. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        CONFIDENCE

      1880. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1880. Original terra-cotta cloth, beveled. First American Edition, which consisted of 1500 copies -- issued two months after the 500-copy English two-decker (which is now quite rare).~And what is interesting is that in the ensuing weeks [following his brother William's marriage], Henry wrote his worst novel... It bears the uncommonly ineffectual title of CONFIDENCE. Its plot is like an old eighteenth century comedy, or a theme for a strange three-figure ballet, in which two young men... become involved with a young woman named Angela. First, one of the young men loves Angela; she rejects him and he marries someone else. Then the other young man wants to marry her. She accepts him, and in the climax there is much dashing about and a frantic scene of jealousy in which the first young man offers to divorce his wife if Angela will still have him... [Edel]~This copy is in the primary binding (which comes in any of three colors, without priority), with "Houghton Osgood" rather than the later "Houghton Miff­lin" at the foot of the spine. Although CONFIDENCE has not been as difficult to find as some of the other early James titles, copies like this are becoming rather scarce. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed slipcase. Supino 11.3.0; Edel & Laur­ence A11b.~This copy twice bears the signature of Mrs. Allan Melville (on the front endpaper dated 1880, and again on the title page). This was Herman's sister-in-law: when Herman Melville and his new wife Elizabeth returned from their honeymoon in 1847, they moved in with his younger brother Allan (a Wall Street lawyer) and his new first wife Sophia in New York City (after her death, Allan in 1860 married Jane Dempsey -- the Mrs. who owned this volume). Provenance: James Gilvarry Sale (1986), lot 117.

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        The American Art Review. A Journal Devoted to the Practice, Theory, History and Archaeology of Art ... [vol. 1]

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1880. Thick 4to. (12 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches). 61 plates, including original etchings by Thomas Moran, Peter Moran, R. Swain Gifford, Henry Farrer, J.M. Falconer, J. Foxcroft Cole, A. F. Bellows, A. Brennan, Samuel Colman, W. Leibl, James Smillie and more. Numerous illustrations. Publisher's brown cloth, upper cover bordered and lettered in gilt, flat spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, brown endpapers. The scarce first volume of a noted American art journal, complete with original engravings by noted artists of the day, including an original Thomas Moran etching. The Thomas Moran etching, titled The Passiac Meadows, appears facing page 151, which includes a brief biography of the artist, noting: "Mr. Moran, who, it is well known, has made several trips to the Western territories, has been deeply impressed by the artistic possibilities of this part of the country and of its native inhabitants." For the Moran etching: Klackner 15; Gilcrease 24.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A HISTORY Of STOCKTON From Its Organization Up to the Present Time Including a Sketch of San Joaquin County Comprising a History of the Government, Politics, State of Society, Religion, Fire Department, Commerce, Secret Societies, Art, Science, Manufactures, Agriculture and Miscellaneous Events Within the Past Thirty Years. Illustrated with Portraits & Familiar Woodcuts

      San Francisco:: W. M. Hinton & Co.,. 1880.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-5/8". 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 640; Howes T-273; Rocq 13138). TLs [& envelope] from author laid-in. xvi, [2], 196, [2], 203 - 397, [1 (blank)] pp.. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine (professionally rebacked).. Square & tight. Spine gilt dull. PO name stamp. Overall, a VG+. copy.. Tinkham's TLs, dated 1926, responds to a request for his book, which he is unable to provide, advising "Miss Woods", from San Francisco, it's already "very scarce and going up in price". & & A fact that still applies today... the work somewhat uncommon on the commercial market, especially in collectible condition as is this copy; ABPC shows 1995 the last one to auction. . Frontis photograph(s): one of Weber & the other of his residence [by J. P. Spooner]. 4 inserted plates. Cuts.

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        North-West Exploration. Journal of Expedition from De Grey to Port Darwin

      Perth,: Richard Pether, 1880.. Folio, with eight tinted plates and a large folding coloured map (repaired tear with small loss); original papered boards with paper label on upper board, backed in blue cloth, early crease extending the length of the upper board, extremities worn, head and tail of spine expertly restored, withal a good copy. First edition and rare, an important work of western Australian exploration. This was the only major publication relating to Alexander Forrest's important expedition in the north-west, and 'because of its less austere style of publication and the importance of the expedition itself, this volume is quite sought after and would grace any collection' (Wantrup).Alexander Forrest, who served under his brother, John, on several expeditions, did his most memorable exploratory work in the north-west, especially on this 1879 expedition he led from the De Grey River to the Telegraph Line and Port Darwin. The eight-month expedition followed the Fitzroy River to the King Leopold Range. Finding this mountain range impenetrable they skirted around it to discover and name the Nicholson Plains, and later the Ord River. After reaching the Victoria River and the Telegraph Line, the party then struck out for Port Darwin.This was one of the most important expeditions undertaken in the north-west of the continent and was of considerable importance in opening up the interior. Forrest's Journal is unusally attractive for a government-printed expedition account, and is illustrated with early Perth-printed lithographs after sketches by Henry Charles Prinsep. Prinsep (1844-1922), who had studied art under George Frederick Watts in London, and later in Heidleberg and Dresden, as well as studying law at Oxford, emigrated to the Swan River Colony in 1866. He joined the Lands and Surveys Department as a draughtsman, later becoming head of the Mines Department and chief protector of the Aborigines. He was commissioned by the Lands Department to illustrate both Forrest's Journal and Giles's Australia Twice Traversed, published in 1889. Interesting - though misleading - is the credit Prinsep received in the introduction to Giles's work, where he is named as Mr. Val Prinsep of Perth. Valentine (Val) Prinsep was Henry's more famous artist-cousin, but was based in London.Ferguson, 9679a; Wantrup, 195.

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        ON THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SPECTRA OF STARS. From the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Vol 171, pp. 669-690. [The Rare Offprint]

      London:: Royal Society,, 1880. Near Fine. A SIGNATURE OF WILLIAM HUGGINS above which is printed his address in London, Upper Hulse Hill S. W. is laid-in. Near Fine Offprint from the Transactions of the Royal Society in original mildly soiled printed wrappers with "From the Author" inscribed on the front wrapper in an unknown hand. The offprint and signature are in a custom quarter morocco and cloth clamshell box with gilt lettering on the spine, black lettering on the cover. 4to. pp. 669-690 + large fold-out plate. Rare especially with Huggins' signature.

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        Sketches from Nipal

      London: W.H. Allen, 1880. Two volumes in original gilt lettered green cloth. 418 pp, 364 pp. 2 pages ads vol 1. Eighteen (18) plates of which 6 are coloured chromolithographs. Some expert repair done to the head and heel of spine and hinges strengthened. Ink word "discarded written on the title page of volume 2. Evidence of label removal from the endpapers. Otherwise this is a near fine set with virtually no wear to the front panels and a minimum of foxing to interiors. Very nice copy of rare book.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo.

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