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        THE GRANDISSIMES. A STORY OF CREOLE LIFE

      New York: Scribner, 1880. First Edition. Decorated cloth. Minor fraying to spine tips. Very Good copy with fine inscription. BAL 2331. Cable's second book and many think his most important. Arlin Turner in GEORGE W. CABLE, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A SOUTHERN HERETIC calls this book the "first 'modern' Southern novel" and "the first important work of fiction written by a Southerner" that attempts "to deal honestly with the complexity of Southern racial experience." Certainly not light praise. This copy is INSCRIBED by Cable: "They all [sic] this book my best. No one/says which is my worst." SIGNED and dated by the author in Northampton, Mass. 1918.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Tramp Abroad

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880, first edition, mixed states: text block bulking at 1 15/16", second state frontis captioned "Titian's Moses". 8vo., 631pp., three hundred and twenty-eight illustrations + 1pp. publisher's ad. Brown cloth with blind embossed covers with gilt designs and titles, buff colored endpapers, speckled edges. Mild wear at the tips and spine extremities, moisture indication to rear pastedown with some wrinkling, light water stain to margin of last two free endpapers, fade spotting to rear cloth, slight fade to edge of spine, else very good. Pages and plates clean and crisp, no foxing, text block tight. BAL 3386. 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        [NURSERY SPECIMEN BOOK]

      Rochester, N.Y. [ca. 1880].. 164 leaves consisting of 157 chromolithograph plates and seven photomechanical plates (one handcolored, one with text on verso). Oblong 12mo. Later 20th-century calf, boards and spine gilt, "The Chase Nurseries" gilt on front cover. Some plates abraded with slight loss due to earlier adhesion of leaves, some plates lightly worn at edges. A few plates cracking near inner gutter, one plate torn (bottom half lacking). A good copy. A specimen book of fruits and flowers compiled for the Chase Brothers Nursery Company of Rochester, consisting primarily of chromolithograph plates printed by two firms in that city, the Rochester Lithography Company and the Stecher Lithography Company. The volume also includes seven photomechanical plates showing the nursery's buildings, orchards, and specific products. There is no titlepage, but the first two leaves are both photomechanical reproductions with the caption "The Chase Nurseries The R.G. Chase Company." Other photomechanical plates also include the firm's name. A good copy of a turn-of-the century nursery specimen book, displaying examples of both chromolithographic and photographic reproduction techniques.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Le Petit Livre D'Images Parlantes - A Musical Book

      UK: Unknown. A very nice book from 1880, having only five leaves and the rest of the book being made up of the mechanical sound-producing mechanism. There are five pull strings each representing (with some imagination) an animal sound. The book has some wear from it's 130 years on the shelves, with foxing to the leaves and wear to the sound mechanism. Most importantly is the fact that all five sounds are still working very well. A very nice copy. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1880.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        PICTURESQUE PALESTINE

      Published by J.S. Virtue & Company Limited, 1880 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Blue decorative cloth with gilt titles. All edges gilt. B/w illustrations. Three volumes. Corners worn. Spines bumped. Ink stain to edge of first three pages of Vol I. Covers a little marked. Internally very nice. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Recherches sur les dialectes Tasmaniens

      Alencon: E. De Boise. 1880. (Actes de la Societe Philologique, T.XI. 1er fascicule. 8vo. 56pp (unopened), a conjugate leaf of 4pp with a title-page for Tome XI (1882) loosely inserted. Sewn in printed wrappers (a few light spots, spine chipped); now in mylar wrappers. Untrimmed edges a trifle spotted, otherwise a good clean copy. ***Ferguson 9050. Introductory notes by one of the foremost linguists of the late 19th century on the various Tasmanian dialects and with Tasmanian-French and French-Tasmanian vocabularies. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        Vita dei campi. Nuove novelle di G. Verga

      Treves 1880 In 16, pp. (4) + 208 + 84 (catalogo editoriale). Br. ed. mancanza alla parte inf. del dorso (1 cm) e piccoli difetti. Etichetta libraria al p. ant. della br. Edizione originale, estremamente rara completa della br. ed. Contiene: Fantasticheria; Jeli; Rosso Malpelo; Cavalleria Rusticana; La lupa; L'Amante di Gramigna; Guerra di santi; Pentolaccia. Raccolta particolarmente importante poichè contiene alcuni dei più importanti e noti racconti verghiani. Nella premessa a 'L'amante di Gramigna', indirizzata a Farina, vengono enunciati i principi della nuova poetica di Verga, mentre Fantasticheria rappresenta la genesi dei Malavoglia. Raya, p. 35. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        Os Lusiadas - Edição Critica Comemorativa

      Tipografia Giesecke e Devrient 1880 - III Centenario da Morte do Grande Poeta, publicada no Porto por Emilio Biel-Leipzig. Encadernação Editorial em Percalina com Lombada em Pele ricamente decorada e impressa em papel superior ornada com belissimas gravuras que abrem cada um dos cantos a Cores. Bom exemplar com 34 Gravuras extra texto, LVI,376,XCIIpp. Uma das mais interessantes edições desta obra. Lang: Portugues

      [Bookseller: Livraria Avelar Machado]
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        Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book For Children

      1880. first edition. First EditionIn the Incredibly Scarce Dust jacketGREENAWAY, Kate. Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book For Children. 382 Illustrations by Kate Greenaway, Printed by Edmund Evans, Verses by Mrs. Sale Barker. London & New York: Goerge Routledge and Sons, n.d. [1880]. First edition. 32mo (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in; 87 x 87 mm). Twelve color plates, 370 small black and white interleaved text illustrations. Original beige pictorial cloth. Beveled edges. In the publisher's scarce, unprinted blue dust jacket. Dust jacket chipped, and in two pieces. A bit of soiling to cloth, otherwise an internally clean (with no pencilings) copy.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Egypt : descriptive, historical and picturesque / by G. Ebers ; translated from the original German by Clara Bell ; with an introduction and notes by S. Birch [complete in 2 volumes]

      London, Paris & New York : Cassell [ca. 1880], 1880. 1st Edition. Physical description: 2 v : ill. , front. , plates, col. Fold. Map ; 34cm. Subjects: Egypt - Description and travel. Egypt - Antiquities. Egypt - History. Travel literature -- 19th century. Translation of: Aegypten in Bild und Wort. Physical description: 2 v : ill. , front. , plates, col. Fold. Map ; 34cm. Subjects: Egypt - Description and travel. Egypt - Antiquities. Egypt - History. Travel literature -- 19th century. Translation of: Aegypten in Bild und Wort.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford / edited by Peter Cunningham [complete in 9 volumes]

      London : Bickers & Son, 1880. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 9 v. : illus., ports. ; 23 cm. "Now first chronologically arranged." -- T.p. Vol. I includes: "Short notes of my life", "Memoir respecting his income", "Reminiscences; written in 1788 for the amusement of Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berry." Subjects: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Letters -- Correspondence. Series: Bohn's English Gentleman's Library. Physical description: 9 v. : illus., ports. ; 23 cm. "Now first chronologically arranged." -- T.p. Vol. I includes: "Short notes of my life", "Memoir respecting his income", "Reminiscences; written in 1788 for the amusement of Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berry." Subjects: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Letters -- Correspondence. Series: Bohn's English Gentleman's Library.

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        DAIRY FARMING: Being the Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying

      Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., no date, circa 1880.. Very Good. First Edition. Half-Leather. No date stated, circa 1880, 1st. Edition. , xxii, 570pgs, 25 colour chromolithographic plates, approx 220 drawings on wood, bound in 1/2 black morocco, blue cloth sides, marbled edges & endpapers, spine with raised bands, gilt rules, title labels, gilt devices & date at foot of spine , large quarto (280 x 220mm). Old newspaper clippings pasted to back of 1/2 title page. A Very nice copy of a scarce book. ; 280 x 220mm .

      [Bookseller: M & A Simper Bookbinders]
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        Dairy Farming: Being the Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying

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

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        History of Los Angeles County California with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Fine Blocks and Manufactories

      Thompson & West, Oakland, 1880. Light stain to upper right corner of pages 1-40 and to lower right corner of pages 19-end, diagonal creases and some marginal fraying to flyleaf, title page and first contents leaf, front free endpaper lacking. 11 x 14 3/8 inches, 192 pages, black cloth stamped in gold on upper cover and in blind on lower cover, expertly rebound in black leather at spine with gold lettering, Color map plus 87 lithograph plates. This is really a source book for Los Angeles District History" (Layne). Cowan page 397, Layne Books of the Los Angeles District 53.

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop]
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        Encyclopédie du Meuble du XVE Siècle Jusqu'a nos Jours. Recueil de Planches. Contenant des Meubles de style de toutes les époques et des tous les pays, depuis le XVe Siècle jusqu'à nos jours, classées par ordre alphabetique

      Paris, Liberairie Génerale de Archtecture et des Arts Décoratifs, Schmid o. J. [ca. 1880].. 4 Bde. 2°. Tit., 20 S., 2000 Abb. auf 588 Taf. in Lichtdruck (4 Taf. fehlen). HLdr. d. Zt. m. Goldpräg. Ecken u. Kanten berieb. 2 Buchbl. gebrochen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford / edited by Peter Cunningham [complete in 9 volumes]

      London : Bickers & Son 1880 - Physical description: 9 v. : illus., ports. ; 23 cm. "Now first chronologically arranged." -- T.p. Vol. I includes: "Short notes of my life", "Memoir respecting his income", "Reminiscences; written in 1788 for the amusement of Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berry." Subjects: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Letters -- Correspondence. Series: Bohn's English Gentleman's Library. Finely bound copies in the original tree-lined calf boards, rebacked with a modern matching leather spine. Contrasting gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, from the original binding. Raised bands with gilt-decorated spine compartments. Gilt dentils to boards. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 5 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        THE TRUMPET MAJOR. Bindings by Root & Son

      London:: Smith Elder & Co.,, 1880. First Edition. Very Good. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. Three Very Good First Edition First Printings bound by Root and Son in brown half leather with marbled boards, raised bands spines, gilt lettering spines, gilt floral decorations spine, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. All half titles present. Covers edge wear, spines sunned. Joints archivally strengthened. Purdy pp. 31-35. 8vos. 295; 276; 259 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1880. 17th edition

      London: John Wisden & Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. 1880. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind. 216pp :: 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4") :: Original covers not bound in .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Handy Volume Shakspeare. Complete in 13 Volumes, with Glossary

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co, n.d. [c.1880]. 13 vols., 12mo. . Red blind-stamped morocco, flexible boards, a.e.g. Near mint, in expertly repaired red morocco-covered box with brass latch

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        [The Afternoon Recital]

      circa 1880. Watercolour, signed `R. Pasuttos' lower left corner. 16 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches. A fine genre work on a highly decorative theme, from the 1880s Two fashionable ladies, dressed in the styles of the late 18th- century, are seated in an equally fashionable drawing room of the period. One sings and plays a small keyed instrument (? a spinet), whilst her visitor sits, fan in hand on a settee, with a slightly melancholy expression. In the foreground a small spaniel looks out at the viewer quizzically.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        ITALIA (AN ALBUM OF 124 ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY ALBUMEN PRINT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ITALY INCLUDING QUEEN MARGHERITA AND KING UMBERTO I)

      Very Good. c. 1880. Hardcover. The work features original 19th century mounted albumen photographs of Italy, including original photographs of Queen Margherita and King Umberto I (5.5" x 3.75" each) . 4 small albumens 4"x 6". 118 large albumens 10" x 8". Albumens of art and sculpturs, but more than half of them are of interiors, exteriors, landscapes, city scapes, some with people, steam and masted ships, horse and buggies, including the colosseum and other very important structures. Cream cover with red and gilt stamped decor is lightly soiled with light wear to extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Decorative satin end sheets and paste downs. Albumens are mounted to the heavy stock pages, back-to-back. Red page edges. 14" x 10.5" x 2.5". .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Works of Washington Irving

      New York. G.P. Putnam's Sons. n.d. (circa 1880). Bound in 1/2 gilt ruled brown morocco and cloth covered boards. Ornate gilt tooled cornstalks to spine. Gilt titles. t.e.g. 8vo (5.5" x 8"). The Author's Revised Edition of the Standard Library Edition. Illustrated throughout with full page plates after engravings and photographs. Set includes The Life of Washington (5 vols) and Life and Voyages of Columbus (2 vols). Spines evenly sunned to a handsome uniform shade. The very slightest of occasional rubbing to head and tail pieces. Two headpieces very slightly chipped. A Fine, gloriously bound set.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Lecons sur les fonctions doublement periodiques faites en 1847

      Reimer Berlin: Reimer, 1880. 1sep. Liouville, Joseph. Lecons sur les fonctions doublement periodiques faites en 1847 OFFPRINT from J.reine and angewandte Math. 88, no.4. 4to. 277-310pp. 290 x 215mm. Half morocco, original printed wrappers bound in. Foxing on first and last leaves. corners rubbed. very good copy, with bookplate of American mathematician Duncan C. Harkin (b.1899). Berlin: Reimer, 1880.FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, posthumously published, of Liouville's theorem, which he made known in private lectures to the German mathematicians Borchardt and Joachimsthal in 1847, but never published during his lifetime.

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        Musa Paradisiaca. L. [Malay Pisang maas]

      Brussels.. 1880.. Chromolithograph, 21 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Overall light toning to paper, one or two small foxing spots, small pieces of archival hinging tape to upper corners (well outside image area); very good, bright condition. A stunning image of a banana plant or plantain from Hoola van Nooten's large folio collection of images of flowers from the Dutch East Indies: Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'ile de Java. .

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        THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN

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

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        Leporello of Twelve Views of Flowers and Birds

      Tokyo, 1880. First Edition presumed. Very Good. An exquisite Kachoga featuring a dozen color woodblocks of birds and flowers. The leporello measures, closed, 11 by 8.5 cm, 4.5 by 3.5 inches, and each of the twelve images is two panels and so double width. Each of the woodblocks is signed by Kagaku, or a name similar to that. It dates to Meiji 13. The images are Tree Peony (Mudan) and Silver Pheasant, Cherry Blossom and Swallow, Camellia and Pigeon, Plum Blossom and Japanese Bush Warbler, Cotton Rosemallow (Furong) and Sparrow, Chrysanthemums, Monkshoods and White Cuckoo, Lotus and Heron, Japanese Iris and Cuckoo, Japanese Camelli, Paperwhite and Kingfisher, Long-tailed Bushtit and Rose, Wild chrysanthemum, Bush Clover and Wild Goose, and Common Peony, Lily and Copper Pheasant. There are captions in Japanese, but the images speak for themselves. The covers, front and back, have a dampstain covering about a third to a fifth of the space with no effect on the images within. There is the lightest of soiling of the images at each end. Overall the images are vibrantly bright and fresh, including the images at the end.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        [CHROMOLITHOGRAPH] C. L. Centlivre Brewing Co., Incorporated. Brewers & Bottlers of Lager Beer. Fort Wayne, Indiana

      Cincinnati, OH: The Henderson Lithographing Co. Bird's-eye-view chromolithograph. 33½ x 47½ inches. Mounted to art board. A very fine copy. c.1880. A colorful and beautifully lithographed bird's-eye-view of this Fort Wayne, Indiana brewery with the nearby river, mansions in the background and an oval portrait at the lower left, framed by oak leaves, of the founder, C. L. Centlivre. This handsome lithograph shows the huge glass and brick brewery, the Victorian style office building, and various other buildings including the storeroom, wagon shed, the bottling works, and cold storage, as well as the Centlivre family residence. Along the adjacent streets, clogged with beer wagons, are two C. L. Centlivre electric street cars. The brewery was founded in 1862 by Centlivre, an immigrant from the Alsace region of France. By 1888, the brewery was totally rebuilt and by 1894 it became a complex with a racetrack, picnic grounds, and boating for the people of Fort Wayne..

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        Album of Botanical Watercolours Devoted to Edible and Medicinal Flowering Plants Native to Europe and North America

      Circa 1880. Album of watercolours devoted to edible and medicinal flowering plants native to Europe and North America. Contains 52 images hand drawn and painted onto 14 leaves. Ten of these are named in manuscript, in both English and Latin, and also classified by and 'Plant Tribe' Crown Folio, padded diamond-embossed and gilt tooled green leather boards. A large volume with thick gilt-edged leaves. Fraying to boards, otherwise very good condition, internally clean and bright. This album is very heavy, weighing 8 pounds when packed, please keep this into consideration for international shipping. A pleasing artistic work, indicating a unique study, by an unidentified watercolorist who had a special interest in wild flowering plants useful in medicine and cuisine. Many of these are were used by colonial settlers and Indian tribes in North America. Some were associated with superstitions and folklore. Highlights include a splendid drawing of a purple orchid, and a vivid red poppy, followed by numerous other cherished iconic flowers, such as the rose, daisy, water lily, Scottish thistle, sunflower, and a full page illustration of the ever popular foxglove, or digitalis. Beautiful watercolours at the beginning of the volume, all of which are identified, include the Primrose, Viola, Geranium, Veronica, Cinquefoil Potentilla, Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold), Geum urbanum, and Stitchwort. Among the plant groups represented and named here, all of which are herbaceous flowering plants, are Violaceae, Ranunculaceae, Primulaceae, and the Geum. .

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        La mafia (exemplaire d'Alexandre Lacassagne)

      Roma, Tipografia Artero E. Comp 1880 In-8° broché, couvertures imprimées originales, 153 pages. Exemplaire d'Alexandre Lacassagne, le fondateur de la criminologie française avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque sur le premier plat

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        Diphyllodes Republica [Wilson's Bird of Paradise]

      - Boston: published by the author for the subscribers, October 1880-1883. Chromolithograph with additional hand colouring. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 20 x 16 inches. 24 x 18 1/2 inches. A wonderful print of Wilson's Birds of Paradise, from Corey's celebrated ornithological work. This spectacular chromolithograph comes from Charles Barney Cory's seminal text "Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World." An extremely rare work, Cory's large folio is considered one of the finest ornithological works of its day. In the preface to his great work, Cory states: 'In writing the present work I have striven to bring together some of the wonderful examples of the ornithological world, and to illustrate them in such a manner that others besides naturalists may become acquainted with the beautiful forms of bird life which inhabit our globe.' Given Cory's stated aim it is unsurprising that he has concentrated on the most spectacular bird family of all: the Birds of Paradise and their relatives the Lyre Bird and the Spotted Bower bird. Twelve of the twenty plates in the text picture these magnificent birds. The eight others include two of the best known extinct bird species: the Dodo and the Great Auk. The remaining choices fall into the curious rather than the beautiful category, with images of the Kiwi, the Ruff, the California Condor, the Black-headed Plover and the Sacred Ibis. This striking image of the Diphyllodes Respublica is one of the twelve prints of Birds of Paradise. More commonly known as Wilson's Bird of Paradise, the Diphyllodes Respublica is a small bird, roughly the size of a starling. This extremely rare species is endemic to the island of Waigeo and Batanta of the western coast of Papua New Guinea. In the male of the species the upper mantle is sulphur yellow while the wings and the lower mantle are a shocking crimson. The bird's breast is lush velvet green and its curled tail feathers are a gleaming silver. The most curious attribute of this remarkable species is its bald crown which is coloured a rich cobalt blue and is so vivid that it is clearly visible by night. Unfortunately, their extraordinary beauty has made them eagerly hunted, and the species is close to extinction. Bennett p. 28; BM(NH) I, p. 387; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 87; McGrath p. 59; Wood 30; Nissen IVB 205; Nissen SVB 109; Zimmer p.137

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        Birds of the Bahama Islands

      Boston. 1880 Cr. 4to. Pp. 250. Quarter crimson morocco, recently re-backed with the original spine laid down on a rear endpaper. Gilt titles, original gilt illustrated boards. Some shelfwear to the corners and the bottom of the boards. With 8 full-page hand-coloured plates with tissue guards. There are some occasional light spots of foxing in the text and to the edges of five of the plates.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        La Vie Priv?e des Anciens

      - Paris - Vve A. Morel et Cie, Editeurs 1880 - A lovely set of this historical French work of anthropology, focusing on societies of antiquity including the Ancient Egyptians and Persians. In three sections;Les Peuples dans l'Antiquit, La Famille dans l'Antiquit, and Le Travail dans l'Antiquit. Profusely illustrated throughout by Claude Sauvageot. Featuring some lovely decorative touches, including vignettes to titles, and separate engraved half titles for each separately discussed civilisation. With neat ink inscription to head of each title page, dated 1910. Bound by the Cambridge Binding Company. VolumesI throughIII of a total of four volumes. Uncommon. Condition: Uniformly bound in green cloth. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Age toning to margins, as is often the case with French books of this age, and some very occasional spots. Otherwise really in very good, clean condition. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        SULLA CIRCOLAZIONE DEL SANGUE NEL CERVELLO DELL'UOMO

      1880. Paperback. Very Good. MOSSO, ANGLEO. SULLA CIRCOLAZIONE DEL SANGUE NEL CERVELLO DELL'UOMO. Offprint from Real Accademia die Lincei. Rome: Salviucci, 1880. 4to. 127 pp. publisher's printed wrappers. 8 doubled-paged plates. First separate edition. Inscribed presentation copy to Professor Bowditch from the author. Bowditch's ownership stamp is on the cover. The spine of the wrapper has been professionally rebacked and there is a little chipping at the fore-edge of the front wrapper, otherwise a very good copy in a clam shell 1/4 leather box. One of the earliest studies of human cerebral circulation. (Garrison/McHenry 240 & 508 cite the 1881 German edition).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Short Biographies of Eminent Japanese in Ancient and Modern Times Each With a Characteristic Illustration The Japanese and Chinese

      Tokyo. Wraps. Very Good. N.d., circa 1880. 4to. A leporello or concertina bound in a string-tied wrapper. (Thus the concertina doesn't open up laterally.) Each of the ten double-paged color woodblock illustrations is accompanied by a biography of the figure portrayed. The biographies are rendered in both English and Japanese, with two or three pages devoted to each figure in each language. The wraps are soiled somewhat. Within occasional light soiling and some light wear from use.

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        San Francisco 1849

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        (County Seats) A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, in 6 volumes

      London: William Mackenzie. c. 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 volume set. c. 1880. Hardcovers, 4to., bound in publisher's full cherry red morocco with gilt titles and design, aeg, 5 raised bands on spines. Each volume profusely illustrated with color chromolithograph plates. Very Good to Near Fine copies: light rubbing along joints and corners; light wear to spine ends. Scattered foxing mostly confined to the endpapers and blank pages covering the plates. Dampstaining to Volume 2 only, which has caused a slight bow in the foredge of the front board, as well as half of the pages showing a tidemark from the water damage. Slight variation in bindings: Volumes 5 and 6 are a 1/2-inch shorter than the other 4, and have a different gilt crown design on their spines. 6 volume set. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      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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        A series of picturesque views of seats of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland with descriptive and historical letterpress. 7 volumes

      No djs. Large hardbacks 11 inches tall and 9 inches broad with bevelled edges and intricate gilt decorations on front and spine.Very light wear all volumes but vol. IV cover is a deeper red than the others and has one chip and a few soil spots on back. Vol. VI has a barely discernible 6 inch scatch across front cover. Internally text and plates are sound but cover on vol. I and III have broken away from front spine as is not unusual with books of this weight and age.Vol. IV is starting to break away. Vols. I -VI are of stately homes with the the last volume , dd. 1880 , being facsimile of autographs of subscribers to the County Seats . Vols. I to III have the previous owner's name inside front and are dd. 1876. Some foxing. Books weigh over 11k. so international shipping will require extra cost . Vol.I is pictured.

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        Bibliotheca Nicotiana; a first catalogue of books about tobacco. Collected by William Bragge.

      An extraordinary offering; the first bibliography about tobacco, a plant whose use and influence on human affairs has been vast. The rare, annotated catalog, illustrated with 2 woodcut pieces, documents William Bragge's pioneering collection of 169 books in a multitude of languages and was privately printed and not offered for sale, limited to 50 examples on British handmade paper. Consequently, many examples, including this one, aren't numbered. The specimen is complete with all preliminary leaves, including the limitation leaf, bound in the original fragile, and now worn, tobacco paper wrappers without letters. ADDITIONS: The specimen is enriched with clippings that correct or augment some descriptions, neatly mounted for a later owner next to catalog entries. Also mounted, on the front endpaper, are 5 clippings related to the 1880 expanded second edition and an early bookseller description. EDITION NOTE: with limitation leaf stating, "no. of 50 copies", this example unnumbered, catalog descriptions in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, each description in the language of the book cataloged. AVAILABILITY: Rare. A worldwide search finds 22 institutional holdings, almost exclusively at major research libraries, Yale, Harvard, the New York Public Library, Cambridge University, Princeton, McGill, Duke, etc. In view of the publishing date and fragile format, several examples have likely been destroyed. The last reported auction sale was in 2004 at Christie's where the book was the featured work in a collection of books on tobacco that sold for 6,573 British pounds. PROVENANCE: formerly in the noted historical collection of Robert Lang of Rye, New York. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: some top-edge and fore-edge soiling: bumped head of gutter continues through: pages 29-30 with 2 fore-edge tears. Wrappers: all-around wear with stains, soiling, fingering, and abrasions, the upper side's bottom corner chipped with some loss and turned up. Binding: is substantially weakened because the paper wrapper at the head of spine has substantial loss: book needs to be handled with care. SIZE: 213 x 173 mm (8.4 x 6.8 inches), as issued. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, (4) leaves, preliminaries including limitation statement on first sheet, preface, and title page + 46 pages, illustrated with a beginning headpiece and ending tailpiece. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        The Turner Gallery a series of engravings from the works of Turner. The descriptive text by W. Cosmo Monkouse

      New York: Appleton & Co., 1880. 2 volumes, folio. (14 1/4 x 10 inches). Titles printed in red and black. 2 steel-engraved frontispieces, 1 additional title and 118 plates after Turner. Publisher's green morocco, blocked in gilt, g.e. (light scuffing to spines). Nice copy of a standard work.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        LONDON (CENTRAL SHEET). [Bloomsbury, Pentonville, Covent Garden, City]

      London: Bacon's Library Map of London and Suburbs. G W Bacon & Co., c. 1880. Sheet 5. Steel engraving. Original colour. Good condition, some old repairs to reverse of centrefold, but no loss. Mounted size 81 x 64cm. Size: 63 x 45 cm. (25 x 17½ inches). Sheet 5 of Bacon's 16 part map of London showing railways, tramways, and omnibus routes as well as parks, enclosures and cemeteries. Index in right hand margin to remaining sheets. Scale 9 inches to 1 mile.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        History of the Zulu War.

      1880 - SABIB IV, p.794.Uncommon. Wilmot was born in Scotland and studied law at Edinburgh and Glasgow. He emigrated to the Cape in 1853 at the age of seventeen and entered the Civil Service, retiring in 1886 as Civil Commissioner. He did much work for the Catholic Church in South Africa for which he was made a Papal Count.

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        The Gods and Other Lectures (Ingersoll's Lectures: The Gods; Humboldt; Thomas Paine; Individuality; and Heretics and Heresies)

      C. P. Farrell, Publisher. Hardcover. 1880. 27th Edition. C. P. Farrell, Publisher., 253 pages +tribute to his brother & ads. 1 lb 4 oz. ( Blue Hardcover with Black stamped Decorative design front/back covers and gilt lettering front cover, spine, and..Gilt Lettering back cover stating "This is the one, correct and authorized edition of these lectures (Signed) R. G. Ingersoll"-no dust jacket) Good Condition. edge-wear top/ bottom spine and corners, front/back hinges cracked, light occasional foxing, Text is otherwise Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! The Gods and Other Lectures (Ingersoll's Lectures: The Gods; Humboldt; Thomas Paine; Individuality; and Heretics and Heresies) by Robert G. Ingersoll, The Most Famous Agnostic of His Time! Biblio . Good. 1880. 27th C. P. Farrell Printing Edition.

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        The New Gallery of British Art, Containing One Hundred and Twenty-one Engravings on Steel, From the Works of Distinguished British Painters, In Two Volumes

      Appleton. Hardcover. New York, 1880s (nd). Complete two volume set. Folios, leather with gilt decorative titles. A very nice complete set with all illustrations present in excellent condition. Scuffing to leather bindings, interior cloth split on the front hinge of Vol. 1 but still attached. Contents excellent with the occasional spot or marginal tear to pages (none to plates). Beautiful steel engravings from a wide range of Nineteenth Century British artists. . Very Good. 1880.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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