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        Six Months in Ascension: An Unscientific Account of a Scientific Expedition

      London: John Murray, 1880. Second edition, inscribed by David Gill. Hinges split; top corner of front free endpaper wanting—despite these faults still a nice copy. 8vo. liv, 285 pp. with 32 pp. of ads dated September, 1888 bound in at rear. Frontispiece map and with tables and figures in the text.Publisher's brown cloth, stamped in black and in gilt. Inscribed by David Gill on half-title: "To Annie Maclear/with best wishes/from David Gill/1890 Nov 18". Four-page manuscript poem, "In Memoriam," pinned to front free endpaper. An account of Isobel Sarah Black Gill's (1848-1919) life on Ascension Island, with her husband, Scottish astronomer Sir David Gill (1843-1914). The purpose of this 1877 expedition was to measure the solar parallax-the distance between the Earth and the Sun-by observing Mars, which was then the closest to Earth than it had been for a century. In his introduction to his wife's book he details the various historical attempts at this same endeavor. Among his many achievements, David Gill was a pioneer in the field of astrophotography, he photographed the Great Comet of 1882, and he served as the director of Lord Lindsay's (later, 26th Earl of Crawford) private observatory. Also, the Carte du Ciel project-an international effort to catalogue and map the stars-was continued largely due to Gill's support. His expedition to Ascension Island was partially funded by the Royal Astronomical Society, where he later served as president from 1909-1911. Despite Isobel's claim that the book is an "unscientific account," in Chapter I she wrote a very knowledgeable description of her husband's work which relied upon objects, such as knitting needles and lengths of fabric, to explain the measuring of astronomical distances and angles. (David Gill was once asked if his wife knew anything about astronomy, to which he replied "Not a word, thank God!") Inscribed to Annie Maclear (1868-1945), the granddaughter of Sir Thomas Maclear (1794-1879), an Irish astronomer known for his work recalculating the dimensions of the Earth, and also a friend of David Livingstone. Both Maclear and Gill spent much of their careers in South Africa and both served as Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope from 1833-1870 and 1879-1907, respectively. When they first moved to Ascension Island, Annie Maclear was one of the Gills' first visitors and became a dear friend. On December 28, 1890 in Cape Town, South Africa, Annie married Harold Jacoby (1865-1932), an American astronomer and an assistant of Gill's. This book was perhaps an engagement or wedding gift, as the inscription is dated a month before the wedding. Laid in is a fair copy of a lengthy poem in honor of Maclear entitled "In Memoriam" ("Died at Mowbray, on the 14th July 1879. Sir Thomas Maclear, late H. M. Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, in his 86th year…") that is signed by Gill, although her name appears to be misspelled "Isabel". The poem appears to be unique as we can find no mention or trace of it and, to our knowledge, it remains unpublished. A footnote explains that Maclear was totally blind in his last years and the poem ends, appropriately, with the lines "The weary eyes that rested here,/Preparing for a purer light,/Have opened far beyond the stars,/And endless day succeeds the night." In a letter to the English mathematician and astronomer Sir George Airy notifying him of Thomas Maclear's death, David Gill wrote that, though he had only met him a few times, he was deeply impressed by Maclear's work and hoped to "produce much valuable metal from the ore which Maclear has collected.".

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        Les soirées de Médan

      first edition on the current paper.Binding to bradel half navy blue morocco, smooth spine burgundy morocco piece of marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, bookplate pasted on a contreplat signed binding Kauffmann.Precious autograph signed by Guy de Maupassant: "To my lovely cousin Lucie The Poittevin and my dear cousin, beaufils Cornudet of itself, their very devoted ..."Our copy has acquired two manuscripts and notes signed by Guy de Léon and Henri Hennique Céard.Provenance: from the library Alain Suzannet with his bookplate pasted on a contreplat.Rare copy drawn in a contemporary binding. Charpentier Paris 1880 12x19cm relié

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        Moss Vale: The Sanitorium (sic) of the South, and its Surroundings.

      Sydney: Mills, Pile and Gilchrist, Auctioneers, 1880. Quarto, 14pp., six plates and three folding plans, lower blank margin of one plan a little chipped and stained, wrappers spotted with heavy wear to the rear cover, a little water-staining affects some plates yet quite sound in a custom built red cloth folding case. A scarce early prospectus advertising land subdivisions in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, with six lithographic plates of the region including Bong Bong Church, the first permanent church in the region, and the Fitzroy Falls.This publication includes three impressive folding plans: the first details residential subdivisions of the Moss Vale township, with some lots numbered by hand. The second plan features suburban lots adjacent to Whites Creek while the third promotes spacious villa sites at Bowral north of the Wingecarribee river. Each of the plans advertises an auction sale on site, and notes that a special train service departing from Sydney has been organised to convey purchasers to the sale free of charge.The descriptive text paints a glowing picture of the Southern Highlands, and is accompanied by six rather good lithographic plates depicting natural features and other attractions, including Fitzroy Falls, Mount Meryla and the eminent country estate of Throsby Park.We have been able to locate a single copy of this work, held by the State Library of New South Wales.

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        Dans la vallee d'Aoste. Album d'un alpiniste, juillet 1880. 3° Cahier. A la Section Valdotaine du C.A.I. et a son President Honoraire M.R.H. Budden.

      Typographie et Lytographie J. Amosso, 1880. In 8 oblungo, pp. 47. Bross. ill. Numerosi disegni e fregi tipografici b/n. n. testo e 50 tavole in litografia a due colori con pittoresche vedute delle Valli di Cogne, la Valsavaranche, la Valgrisanche, la Val di Champorcher, la Val di Rhêmes, la Valpellina. Una carta a tre colori alla cop. post. Il Vallino aveva già pubblicato i primi due cahiers, A Gressoney per Val d'Andorno (1877) e In Valsesia (1878) cui sarebbero dovuti seguire, ma mai pubblicati, Per le valli del vicentino, Biella alpina e industriale. Rarissime fiorit. sparse. Lievi brunit. della stampa. Piccolissima mancanza al dorso sup. e, con restauro, alla cop. post. Uno strappetto con restauro alla cop. ant.

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        A trip to Mexico being notes of a journey from lake Erie to lake Tezcuco and back

      First edition.Publisher's red cloth, spine with gilt frieze at head and foot, slightly rubbed at head and foot, upper cover with gilt Aztec decorative motif, top edge gilt, small marginal stains to second plate.An exceptional copy enriched with 20 photographs (most detached); other copies sold never have more than 12 or 13.With a map and a plate of Aztec hieroglyphs.Ink ex-dono on title, practically no foxing.  Willing & Williamson Toronto 1880 16,5x22cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Schreibmappe für das Wittelsbacher Adelshaus.

      Nürnberg, P. Pack ohne Jahresangabe, um 1880 - Blaue Original-Ledermappe mit goldfarbenen Metallapplikationen auf dem Vorderdeckel. Format ca. 49x33,5 cm. Prachtvoll ausgestattete Schreibmappe für das Wittelsbacher Haus, hergestellt von P. Pack in Nürnberg: Dunkelblaues Leder über Kartondeckeln mit dezenten Filetengoldprägungen. Rückseitig mit Filetengoldprägungen und in den Ecken jeweils goldgeprägte Fleurons. Der Vorderdeckel in einer Art Rahmen mit geschwungenen Gelenken mit 5 hellem Leder ausgelegten Feldern, in den Eckfelden jeweils aufgesetzte goldfarbene Fleuronapplikationen, im großen Mittelfeld ein prachtvoll gestaltetes goldfarbenes aufgesetztes Wappen der Wittelbachsbacher mit den Initialen CW. Auf dem Innendeckel aufgesetzte Einstecktasche aus beigefarbenem Seidenmoiree, dieses wurde auch als Vorsatzblatt zu den folgenden 12 unbeschriebenen Blättern in Zartrosa vorgebunden. Ornamentale Innenrandgoldprägung. Lose beigelegt ein Begleitschreiben ev. des Buchbinders mit dessen handschriftlichem Überreichungsschreiben: Euere Koenigliche Hoheit werden ehrfürchvollst gebeten, diese kleine Ausstattung für den Doctor, Schriftsteller und Gelehrten anzunehmen. Auf Büttenpapier mit aufgedruckter blaufarbener und gekrönter Initiale CW für den zukünftigen Besitzer. Der Einband an wenigen Stellen etwas beschabt, dadurch leichter Farbverlust, die Blätter durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Unikat! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Molière

      Th. de Lamotte Saint Martin 1880 - - Th. de Lamotte Saint Martin, Paris S.d. 1880, Grd. in-8 (20x28,5cm), 484pp. et 500pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition en premier tirage, abondamment illustrée ; un frontispice pour chaque pièce par Fellmann, dessins par Gerlier, Chazal, Charles Rod, Pannemaker, Jules Percoq soit hors-texte soit in-texte. Date donnée d'après l'impression d'Alexis Lahure, qui repris l'imprimerie de son père en 1879. Impression sur 2 colonnes. Reliures en cartonnage d'éditeur rouge signé Engel relieur. Grande plaque doré décorative sur le splats avec de multiples personnages dans les entrelacs de feuillages. Frise de feuillage sur fond noir d'encadrement/ Dos lisse orné en noir et or de divers motifs décoratifs. Second plat type cartonnage Hetzel. Percaline grainée. Parfait état, d'une très belle fraîcheur. Très bel exemplaire à l'état de quasi neuf. Très bel illustré peu connu des oeuvres de Molière. Son illustration sur bois véritablement inépuisable se montre passionnante, très diverse, à la fois réaliste et fantasque. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition first printing, fully illustrated Binders cartonnage red publisher signed Engel bookbinder. Large decorative gold plate on the splats with multiple characters in the maze of foliage. foliage frieze on a black background framing / spine smooth decorated in black and gold of various decorative motifs. Second flat type carton Hetzel. Percaline grained. Perfect condition, a nice freshness. Very nice copy. 484pp. et 500pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hand Penned The Old Oaken Bucket to Messrs Doherty Bros, Respectfully inscribed and executed by John C. Crowley with Pen and Ink--Elaborate Decoration

      1880 - 15" x 12" Bristolboard card with The Old Oaken Bucket done in fine calligraphy. The caption at top reads "To Messrs Doherty Bros. Respectfully Inscribed. A pen and ink drawing of a young boy dropping the oaken bucket into the well with gilt border. Elaborate floral border decoration. A charming putto at the base bearing a banner reading "In remembrance of our home. "Executed by John C. Crowley Boston with Pen and Ink at base. Reverse is blank. Border stains and additional small area of discoloration. Note on reverse Rebacked by W. Torrey Lutter, Marshfield 2/21/78

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        Dame mit Paradiesvogel-Hut farbiger Original-Linolschnitt auf Bütten

      ca 40 x 55 cm, in schönem schlichten Holzrahmen hinter Glas (64 x 78 cm) SEHR SCHÖNES, HOCHDEKORATIVES HANDSIGNIERTES UND MONOGRAMMIERTES BLATT in schönstem Jugendstil von dem 1880 in München geborenen Künstler, der sich zwischen 1900 und 1910 in Frankreich aufhielt und sich intensiv mit dem traditionellen japanischen Holzschnitt beschäftigte

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        Best of Friends. Christmas Number of the London Illustrated News.

      London. Illustrated London News. No date. Ca. 1880s? Chromolithograph, image 26 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (67 x 50 cm) on sheet 31 x 22 3/4 inches, issued as a supplement to the Illustrated London News. Professionally mounted on linen, minimising fold lines (as issued) and two tears in lower margin; short tear at centrefold now scarcely visible. Very clean and bright. A stunning image of two girls in pink dresses and hats petting a dog (Irish Wolfhound?), an exceptional Victorian image of children by P.R. Morris, an associate of the Royal Academy in London.

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        Fructus Jambosae Domesticae. [Malaysian Apple].

      Brussels. No date. [ 1880]. Chromolithograph, 19 3/4 x 14 inches (50 x 36 cm), uniform light toning to the sheet, with a couple of tiny foxing spots, 1/2 inch repaired tear to lower edge, image is clean with bright coloring. Neat pen annotation at lower edge of verso (not visible from image side). A stunning image 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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        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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        Aventures Extraordinaires DE PIERROT ET DE SON AMI ARLEQUIN. Par A. Chereau.

      Illustrated with 24 finely hand-coloured lithographic plates. [iv]+[24]pp. Original red cloth lettered gilt on upper-cover. Oblong quarto. Slightly rubbed; some light browning to first few leaves; else a very good copy of a handsomely illustrated book.

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        Palm House Conservatory - Botanical Garden in Belfast.

      1880. Belfast, c. 1880. Original 19th century Gouache with title in ink mounted separately. 15 cm high x 19 cm wide. Excellent condition of this beautiful original artwork showing the spectacular 19th century Palm House with surroundings. The gardens opened in 1828 as the private Royal Belfast Botanical Gardens. It continued as a private park for many years, only opening to members of the public on Sundays prior to 1895. Then it became a public park in 1895 when the Belfast Corporation bought the gardens from the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society. The Belfast Corporation was the predecessor of Belfast City Council, the present owner.nnThe gardens' most notable feature is the Palm House conservatory. The foundation stone was laid by the Marquess of Donegall in 1839 and work was completed in 1840. It is one of the earliest examples of a curvilinear cast iron glasshouses in the world. Designed by Charles Lanyon and built by Richard Turner, Belfast's Palm House predates the glasshouses at Kew and the Irish National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin. Turner went on to build both of these glasshouses. The Palm House consists of two wings, the cool wing and the tropical wing which contains the dome. Lanyon altered his original plans to increase the height of the dome, allowing for much taller plants. In the past these have included an 11 metre tall Globe Spear Lily. The lily, which is native to Australia, finally bloomed in March 2005 after a 23 year wait. The Palm House also features a 400 year old Xanthorrhoea .nnGouache, also spelled guache, is a type of paint consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method. It also refers to paintings that use this opaque method. The name derives from the Italian guazzo. Gouache differs from watercolor in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional, inert, white pigment such as chalk is also present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. (Wikipedia).

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        The Begum's Fortune

      Sampson Low & Co., London 1880 - Plates all present. Adverts at rear dated April 1879. Gilt edges to text block. A very nice copy of an uncommon title. Spine ends bumped, wear to cloth at corners (worn through at base of front corner but pretty minor, see illustrations). Internally hinges intact and the only minor flaw is that a previous owner was a keen turner of page corners. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Works. New Illustrated Library Edition. 30 vols.

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. [c.1880] Half titles, fronts, plates & illus. Contemp. half maroon morocco, spines lettered and with devices in gilt, marbled boards; v. sl. darkened in places. t.e.g. A v.g. attractive setThis 'New' Illustrated Library edition was first published in New York, by Hurd and Houghton, 1876-77. The BL states that the text is 'printed from plates of the Library Edition of 1861, etc'. Each volume has a new preface by Edwin P. Whipple, an eminent Boston Dickensian.

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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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        Dairy Farming: Being The Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying.

      London: Cassell, circa, 1880. Quarto, 25 colour plates; original decorated cloth. Written in response to the increase in imports of dairy produce in the late 19th Century, this thorough and well-illustrated guide to dairying is a concerted effort to improve 'home produce'. Fine.

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        Histoire de la gravure, en Italie, en Espagne, en Allemagne, dans les Pays-bas, en Angleterre et en France ; suivis d'indications pour former une collection d'estampes

      Hachette. First Edition, illustrated with 72 engravings (etchings), re-engraved from the originals. All boards, taken before the letter have been marked with a pencil (author and title). Cardboard editor. Special plate Souze. Binding by Charles Magnier. Half red ornate shagreen; flat red calico hit a large decorative gold plate with black background. Gilt edges. Shimmering white paper guard. Upper joint slightly cracked head. Some foxing on the first pages and index. Beautiful copy --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Hachette Paris 1880 Fort et grd. in 8 format jésus (18,5x27,5cm) 528pp. relié

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        HISTORY Of SONOMA COUNTY; Including Its Geography, Topography, Mountains, Valleys and Streams; ... and of Its Cities, Towns, Churches, Schools, Secret Societies, Etc., Etc.

      San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers, 1880. 1st Edition (Filby, p. 34; Howes S-762; Rocq 14749). ASSOCIATION Copy. Original publisher's maroon half-leather binding with plum colored cloth boards. Marbled eps. Spine a bit sunned. Some extremity wear to leather. Front hinge paper starting. A VG copy.. xv, [1 (blank)], [17] - 717, [3 (blank)] pp. Tipped-in presentation letter from Dr. L. T. Davis [p. 617], to one J. L. Rondebush. Illustrated with 67 lithographed portraits. 8vo. Somewhat uncommon in the trade; RBH shows only 3 copies to market in the last century.

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        The Book of Household Management...

      London: Ward, Lock & Co. 1880. Thick octavo, engraved and chromolithographic plates, numerous vignettes throughout. The great nineteenth-century encyclopaedia of cookery and domestic management, with new Australian content.This edition includes an interesting appendix prepared for the English housewife on the preparation of tinned and preserved meats imported from Australia (pages 1169-1174). Beeton believes them to be 'wholesome and cheap', and rails against the prejudice with which they first experienced in England: 'Cooks, as a rule, were rather inclines to snub the alien thrown into their midst; and servants generally were angry with appearance on their meals tables as their food. But happily this prejudice against a really, good, useful, economical food is dying - I may add, has died completely away.' These introductory comments are followed by 13 dishes for Australian meats, including a haricot and an 'Australian meat pie.'. Mild foxing, rebacked retaining portion of the original spine panel; a very good copy.

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        Our own country. Descriptive, historical, pictorial. (Great Britain)

      Cassell and Company. First edition, richly illustrated with woodcuts in-text and Inserts.Publisher's binding semi glossy black sheepskin wedge. Back ornate faux nerves. As an exhibit in red morocco. Roulette on boards and corners. Friction and scuffs along the jaws. A few rousserus, including the back of the inset. Nice copy.History, physical and human geography, art of all remarkable places in the UK. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Cassell and Company London,Paris,New-York &Melbourne 1880 6 tomes en 3 vol. pet. in-4 (18,5x26,5cm) 320pp. ; 320pp. et 320pp. ; 320pp. et 320pp. ; 344pp. reliés

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

      Perth: Richard Pether, Government Printer, 1880. Folio, 44 pp., eight sepia tone lithographed plates and a large folding map; in original boards with printed titling label. Rare an important account of exploration in the remote north-west of Australia, including the discovery of the Ord River in the Kimberley region. This was the only major publication relating to Alexander Forrest's important expedition in the north-west: 'would grace any collection' (Australian Rare Books).Alexander Forrest (1849-1901) was a younger brother of the explorer and surveyor John Forrest and served on several of his expeditions. This book recounts Alexander's most important exploratory work and is remarkable for its eight fine lithographed plates and splendid folding map. Departing February 1879, the expedition followed the Fitzroy River almost 400 kilometres until progress was halted by the rugged King Leopold Range. Circumventing this obstacle revealed good new country named the Nicholson Plains and led the men to the Ord River, now the site of a major post-war irrigation project. After much further travelling, during which time rations and water were frequently short, the party arrived at Darwin in October of 1879.Australian Rare Books notes the 'uncharacteristically elaborate form' of Forrest's account, with a suite of eight fine plates unusual for a government publication: 'Indeed, it has every appearance of being published as much for public sale as for use by members of Parliament. Because of the less austere style of publication and the importance of the expedition itself, this volume is quite sought after by collectors and would grace any collection.' Given the importance of the expedition and rarity of its published account, this outstanding copy - preserved as issued in original boards - makes a most desirable addition to any collection of Australian inland exploration. A fine copy.

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        THE FAIRPORT NINE

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1880 - Octavo. Bound in original brown pictorial gilt cloth. This title predcedes by four years, "Our Baseball Club and How it Won the Championship" by Noah Brooks. The second and last chapters describe games between the Fairport Nine and a team made up of working class youth. One game continues through the bottom of the ninth, even though the home team has won. The main character, Billy Hetherington, is best friends with Sam Black, who is black and also the team's star left fielder. Expert repair to spine ends, new endpapers; minor browning and foxing, but overall a very attractive copy of an early baseball rarity. Housed in a custom mococco backed slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original photograph of a nineteenth century French Cabinet of Natural History.

      France? circa, 1880. Albumen print photograph, 17.5 x 23 cm., early manuscript note to the reverse, 'Cabinet de physique (côte gauche droit au fond)'. A very rare original albumen print photograph of a French cabinet of scientific and natural curiosities taken around 1880, with early manuscript note to the reverse, 'Cabinet de physique (côte droit au fond)'. Pride of place in one of the cabinets is given to a well-prepared specimen of a wallaby or small kangaroo and, even more remarkably, a platypus is also displayed on one of the high shelves near the corner.This is an exceptionally interesting image, and provides an uncommon opportunity to understand the selection and display of natural history specimens in a nineteenth-century setting. The variety of animals on display is particularly notable, with animals ranging from several big cats to a beaver. Numerous birds are displayed, and although many of the smaller birds are perhaps too indistinct to be firmly identified, there is certainly at least one penguin and several other well-known species can clearly be distinguished. The way in which the specimens are displayed, and particularly the fact that all of the glass doors are open and several pieces of laboratory equipment are casually arranged, strongly suggests that this is more than a simple snapshot.Unfortunately the author of the note on the back of the photograph has not specified the museum, which remains a tantalising mystery. It can be confidently asserted that it is the right wall of the room: the author originally wrote "gauche", but realising the error, has struck it out and added "droit". It may never be possible to discover the location of the collection, which is likely that of a natural history museum, perhaps attached to a university or teaching facility; having said that, it may even be the rooms of a dealer. A very small repair to the back in the upper corner causing insignificant discolouration, in excellent condition.

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        Contes parisiens en vers

      Charpentier. First Edition, one of 10 copies on Holland paper only leading copies. Jansenist binding in full red morocco, spine with four nerves, date tail guards and contreplats paper tank, frame sevenfold red morocco decorated with gilt on the guards, wrappers preserved and bound in, gilt edges, binding signed Marius Michel. Our copy is enriched with two autograph letters of the author of 3 and 2 pages. Very nice copy superbly prepared by Marius Michel. Provenance: Library Marius Michel with his bookplate pasted on a guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charpentier Paris 1880 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Le mariage de Loti

      Rare first edition.Binding half morocco gray corner, back with five nerves spent slightly, cover and spine preserved boards, gilded head, binding signed field.Important autograph note signed and dated 1944 Claude Farrère, writer and friend of Pierre Loti, adding that he bought this copy while missing two sheets or four pages of which he made ??handwritten copies he did connect with.Provennace: Library of Claude Farrère Calmann Lévy Paris 1880 12x19cm relié

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        Photographic Carte de visite portrait of T.H. Huxley.

      London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, circa, 1880. Carte de visite measuring 94 x 60 mm, Engaging carte de visite of Professor Thomas Huxley, one of the pre-eminent naturalists of Victorian England who championed the evolutionary theory propounded by Charles Darwin throughout his professional career.Huxley is also an important figure in Australian natural history as he accompanied the government biologist John Macgillivray aboard the Rattlesnake scientific survey of 1846-50. This expedition, under the command of Captain Owen Stanley, travelled north along the coast of north Queensland and through the Barrier Reef before exploring coastal New Guinea and the Louisiade archipelago. During his time in Australian waters Huxley speculated on concepts related to biology and evolution, so much so that he became a stauch advocate and defender of Darwin upon returning to Britain. Blank margins neatly trimmed (no loss of image) else fine.

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        Grammar of the Narrinyeri Tribe of Australian Aborigines.

      Adelaide: E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1880. Octavo, 24 pp. A rare grammar of the Narrinyeri (now Ngarrindjeri), who inhabited the country on the shores of Encounter Bay and the lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, extending along the Murray River in South Australia. The language is now listed as extinct. The work is written by the Reverend George Taplin, a Congregationalist minister who arrived in Adelaide in 1849. He opened a school in Port Elliot in 1854, and in 1859 he was appointed as teacher in the lower Murray districts by the Aborigines Friends Association. His accomplished and well-regarded work in philology borrows from earlier attempts by the Lutheran Missionary, the Reverend H.A.E. Meyer, but is more firmly based in his own lengthy study of the language. His work was widely adopted and used by his more famous successor, Lancelot Edward Threlkeld. He died of heart disease in 1879.First published in 1878, both editions of this work are uncommon. A little creased and a few spots, especially early and late, tasteful modern bookplate; very good, printed paper wrapper, very slight rust to staples.

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        The Lepidoptera of Ceylon

      London: L. Reeve, 1880-1887. xii, 190, [2]; viii, 162; xv, [1], 578, [2], 215 hand coloured lithographed plates. Hardback. 3 vols, 4to, orig. publisher's maroon cloth, gilt titling to spine. An extremely fine and clean set of this work which is seldom offered for sale. Rare. Frederic Moore (1830-1907) was originally an artist associated with the East India Museum. The fine drawings in this work "representing about 350 species, of which about 250 are figured in their various stages of larva, pupa, and imago" were drawn and lithographed by the author after drawings by the Ceylonese artists Geo. & W. de Alwis and others. The collection of drawings was exhibited at a meeting of the Entomological Society of London in 1878, and "was considered to be such a valuable contribution to Eastern Entomology that the following resolution was proposed ... It was hoped that an application to the Ceylon Government for their publication would be successful". Moore offered that if this publication were approved, he would offer his services free of charge to edit and prepare descriptions of the various species and incorporate new material, "thus forming as complete a history of the Lepidopterous fauna of Ceylon as was at present possible". Nissen ZBI, 2877.

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        The Races of Afghanistan, Being A Brief Account of the Principal Nations Inhabiting that Country.

      Calcutta. Thacker, Spink. 1880. 124pp, index, ex Parliamentary library, gilt library stamp upper cover and tail of spine but no other library markings, half morocco binding, marbled endpapers and edges. Spine worn particularly on raised bands and joints, marbled edges and endpapers, title page and first and last blanks foxed. A sound not unattractive copy. "The author was a medical officer of the East India Company and was employed almost exclusively on the North West Frontier of India, in Kashmir and Afghanistan. In 1857 he was a member of Lumsden's mission to Kandahar, a member of F. Pollock's mission to Sistan in South East Persia in 1871-2, and finally a member of Douglas Forsyth's mission to Yarkand in 1873. He collected the material contained in this book during these journeys and during his stay in Kabul as chief political officer on the staff of R. Roberts. .. This volume is the preliminary study he made in preparation for his later work 'An Inquiry into the Ethnography of Afghanistan". Yakushi B121. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 51228).

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        DICKENS'S WORKS. Diamond Edition.

      1st edition thus. Not in Gimbel. London: Chapman and Hall, 1880. 16 volumes, complete. Frontispiece. 16mo. 6" x 4" Modest wear to volumes, generally VG . Box shows wear & splitting to cover cloth joints, otherwise VG.

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        Historia Antiqua y de las Conquista Mexico

      Mexico City: Tipografia de Gonzalo a Este 1880 Mexico. 5 volumes: Volume 1, ix+584 pages; Volume 2, 603 pages; Volume 3, 527 pages; Volume 4, 694 pages, Volume 5 is the scarce atlas unpagintated with 18 plates and large fold out map. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4"). Bound in half leather with marbled boards. 1st edition. Orozco y Berra entered the College of mines, and in 1834 was graduated as a topographical engineer. He afterward studied jurisprudence in the seminary at Puebla, and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was sent to the city of Mexico in 1851 to defend a lawsuit for the state, and in the next year appointed director of the national archives. He was secretary of public works from 1857 till the fall of the Liberal government, and in 1860 was professor of geography and history in the military college. On the return of Juarez to Mexico in 1861, Orozco became assistant secretary of public works, and in the next year took charge of the portfolio, and after the abolition of that office he was commissioned to write a memoir on native languages. In May, 1863, he was appointed associate judge of the supreme court, and when the government abandoned the capital before the French army he remained in Mexico to work for a living. He refused a seat in the junta de notables, but later, when many distinguished Liberals thought it their duty to assist the new imperial government, he accepted office. In November, 1865, he became assistant secretary of public works and director of the National museum, and in August, 1866, he was appointed professor of national history in the College of mines. On 25 September of that year he was appointed councilor of state, and in the conference at Orizaba in November he was one of the few frankly to express the opinion that the empire could no longer be maintained. After the capture of the capital by the Republican forces, Orozco was sentenced to four years' imprisonment, but in November of the same year the sentence was commuted. He was pardoned in 1868, and, obtaining through his friends a post in the mint, devoted himself to scientific studies, and was soon an acknowledged authority on ancient Mexican history and hieroglyphics. He became a member of the Royal geographical society of Madrid and numerous foreign and Mexican scientific associations. He was one of the principal editors of Jose M. Andrade's Diccionario Universal de Historia y Geografia Mexicana (7 vols., Mexico, 1853-'5), and chief editor of the appendix to that work (3 vols., 1855-'6). He wrote Noticia historica de la Conjuracion del Marques del Valle, 1565 a 1568 (1853) ; Memoria para la carta hidrografica del valle de Mexico 1864); Geografia de las lenguas y Carta etnografica de Mexico, con apuntes para la immigracidn de las tribus (1865); Memorias para el plano de la ciudad de Mexico (1867) Materiales para una cartografia Mexicana (1871) Historia de la Geografia en Mexico (1876 and 1880); and Historia antigua de Mexico, his most famous work (1880-'1), in four parts Civilization, The Primitive Man, Ancient History, and ConquestCondition:Edges and corners rubbed through, corners bumped and chipped, hinges and spine ends rubbed, page ends chipped. Over all a good to very good copy.

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        Tableaux à la plume

      Charpentier . Edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Holland paper, only 9 leading copies after China.Binding chocolate brown half morocco, back with five nerves decorated with gilded initials of great bibliophile Roger Cormenin repeated five times, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, elegant and not binding signed later.Provenance: the library Cormenin Roger, son of Louis de Cormenin who was the confidant and secretary of Theophile Gautier and also a close friend of Gustave Flaubert. Charpentier Paris 1880 12x18,5cm relié

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        Les soirées de Médan

      First edition, an ordinary paper copy.Contemporary half bottle-green shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in compartments with gilt flowers, speckled edges.With the autograph signatures of Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Léon Hennique, Paul Alexis and Henri Céard on the first endpaper.A very good and rare copy in a strictly contemporary binding.  Charpentier Paris 1880 12x19cm relié

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        Religions et religion

      Original edition.Binding half old red grief with some discreet restorations, back with five nerves, when tail, paper plates to the tank, and contreplats combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, red head, then bindingPrecious autograph signed by Victor Hugo Alphonse Daudet.Buffer library of Madame Daudet on the first guard.Victor Hugo is for Alphonse Daudet, like other writers of his generation, the undisputed master of arts Hall of Fame. His father figure sprinkles the works of Daudet, commonly called alongside those of Rousseau, Byron, Sand and Delacroix.If during childhood and youth Daudet, Hugo, exiled giant on his island of Guernsey, remains an unattainable ideal, "almost beyond humanity," Back in France allows him to meet him someday. Around 1875, shortly after the publication of his first works, Alphonse Daudet and Julia are well received in Hugo who now lives with Juliette Drouet.They therefore become intimate of the house until the poet's death. Victor Hugo is involved in the education of the young Léon Daudet, best friend grand-son of Hugo, George and later husband of Jeanne ephemeral.In his Memories of a literary circle, Julia Daudet evokes friendship of ten years with the "idol of all France poetic""I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with power ferocity; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. [...] During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. »The friendship between the last great romantic writer and one of the masters of the early naturalist school reflects the sharpness of Victor Hugo who, at the height of his fame, and retains a special kind attention for the remote yet modern literature Hugo's lyricism.This dedication Hugo Daudet on a skilled, with The Pope and The Supreme Pity, of "philosophical testament" by Henri Guillemin, symbolically resonates as a legacy by a devout follower of the political and moral responsibility of the writer.Provenance: Alphonse Daudet, sales Sickles (1990, IV, No. 1200) and Philippe Zoummeroff sale (2 April 2001).Gift extract of a literary circle by Julia Daudet:"How can we forget that first visit home, rue de Clichy, in the modest apartment so disproportionate to his glory, the idea we had of the glory that had filled palaces: He gets up the seat he occupied the fire in front of Madame Drouet, his old friend, (...) I am amazed at its size, but soon, when it will meet me and talk to me, I would find it very big, very intimidating. And this I felt so shy, I always try them in front of Victor Hugo, the result of this great admiration, respect it as an absent god, my parents instilled in me the genius of a poet. I will overcome never that trembling voice every time I answer his kind words, and I say astonish for nearly years to hear women, admitted to him, maintain their inner and their usual trivia.That night, when he had made me quite confused, Mrs Drouet, she said with a charming good grace - Here is the corner of the old and you are too young for us. But Victor Hugo will introduce you to his daughter, Mrs. Lockroy; alone has standing to that.And I was driving on the other side of the room, moderately large, though, but that was as divided in two by a table topped with a bronze elephant, very majestic, Japanese or Chinese, I think. It was enough to make two very distinct small groups that communicate easily, but without merging.At the time of his return, Victor Hugo was dazzling wit, many memories and told with an inexhaustible verve when the policy is not too invading his hospitable table. And grace in the home, what noble ways, what a beautiful smile grandfather in her hair I have gradually seen to blanch the snow eighty years I poets, all the poets attending this salon on Rue de Clichy, later the hotel Avenue d'Eylau. But here it was the change of place? There was like a step down in health, and in the spirit of good old man. Yet he always loved to entertain his friends, and the hospitality of this open house was not one of his charms least because, around the table, embellished with a piece by the two grandchildren of the Master, the guests were seeking their watchword in the eyes of the host, and he sometimes found a vein of memories so vivid, so picturesquely expressed, which remained blinded entire evening. M mo Drouet slowly growing old with him, sheltered under two snow bands, a somewhat theatrical elegance and quaint, until a ruthless evil dug his face so thin, made painful effigy has painted Bastien Lepage, who was to die prey to the same torture. In the recent times, the Master looked painfully, intimate dinners, that empty plate, that noble ravaged face.- Mrs Drouet, you do not eat, you must eat, have courage.Eat! She was dying. Did he know? Was he trying to delude himself the fine old so tough and strong, and who saw this companion from fifty years!In the large room where looks beautiful portrait of Bonnat, the paternal gesture, where the bust by David presides immensely; in the lounge, decorated with these striped multicolored tapestry that seemed strained to Dona Sol; in the garden come to the verandah by a flight of stairs two reappear Leconte de Lisle, Meurice and Vacquerie, Paul de Saint-Victor, smiling Banville, Flaubert and Goncourt conversing together, Mallarmé, Leon Cladel, Francois Coppe, Catullus Mendes, Clovis Hugues, shadows in a faded Eden; and Leon Glaize, Gustave Rivet, Pierre Elzéar, the tiny pink Ms Michelet offering a festive evening, and ambassadors, diplomats, Emperor of Brazil; painters, sculptors, and many politicians that I do not remember the names!Here the immediate impression that I drew one of those evenings when we visited, Alphonse Daudet and me, a snowy evening, where during the ride our horse fell three times across the Esplanade des Invalides:I see the great Victor Hugo end of his table; the old master, a bit isolated, a little deaf, sits with God silences, absences of a genius on the brink of immortality. The white hair, colored head, and this eye old lion that develops side with ferocity of power; he listens to my husband and Catullus Mendes between which is very lively discussion about youth and celebrity known men and their attractiveness to women. Alphonse claims that in a living room filled with all sorts of talents, of any age, a young man, the unknown author, the poet will ignored her female eyes beautiful it is. Catullus Mendes replied that he will initially unnoticed, and that all women will go to awareness: this seems true to me. Fortunately women do not have the eyes of their face, but those of the mind and heart. For the intellectual, the beauty of an artist, a poet does not count, it is the look of the thinker, the tormented face of the man who lives his feelings. They go to the talent, grief passes, they hardly thinking about physical beauty. Now one might reply that this is an ambitious sympathy they seek famous authors, but the other feeling, one that would attract to this tempting youth whose Alphonse speaks, seems less blameless.And I laugh to this claim of two charming conversationalists, generate, analyze us. But to say the woman is like saying the bird; there are so many species and genera, warbling and plumage are so different!During the debate we went to the salon, Victor Hugo dream by the fire, and famous, universal and demigod regret perhaps his youth, while Mrs Drouet sleeping quietly. His beautiful white hair shading his fine head like two wings of a dove, and knots of her bodice following her sweet breath, almost resigned, old woman asleep.It was soon after this event took place the great manifestation of scrolling Paris Avenue d'Eylau, before the windows of the small room that became mortuary in May 1885 filled with roses and simply furnished, such as accounts, museum Victor Hugo, a part taken in the former apartment of the poet, Place Royale.Although suggestive, the old home of the Marsh, "and when you think that there Victor Hugo wrote almost all his historical plays one imagines the poet, opening, the morning hours that were familiar to him, this high window on hotels all equal and same style, around the square, and remembering tournaments, duels, walks and agitations of several generations disappeared under the shadow of these ancient and solid arcades and not keeping track of the fugitive humanity.We still had dinner at Victor Hugo week before his death. He tells us by entering paler than usual, the inflected approach:- I will soon go, I feel it; and then relying on the shoulder of George: No 'that' a long time ago that I would be gone.I have never forgotten the focus rather solemn and as prophetic those words, I was imbued with sadness and foreboding; I felt the dispersion of this unique center and could not re ever! " Michel Lévy Paris 1880 15,5x23,5cm relié

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        Goethe-Jahrbuch. Begr. v. Ludwig Geiger.

      FfM., Rütten & Loening 1880-1935, 1941-1991.. 1880-1935, 1941-1991. In Orig.-Einbänden. (OLn.., OHLn. u. OBrosch.). Erschien von 1880-1913 (Jg. 1-34) als "Goethe-Jahrbuch", von 1914-1935 (Jg. 1-21) als "Jahrbuch der Goethe-Gesellschaft", von 1936-1971 (Jg. 1-33) als "Goethe. Vierteljahresschrift der Goethe-Gesellschaft. N.F. d. Jahrbuchs", ab 1972 (Jg. 89) wieder als "Goethe-Jahrbuch". Fast lückenlose Folge. Es fehlen lediglich die Jgge. 1936-1940.

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        Grundrisz zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung aus den Quellen (18 Bände in 24 Teilen plus Zusatzband - OHNE BD. XVI) - Bd. I: Das Mittelalter/ Bd. II: Reformationszeitalter/ Bd. III: Vom dreißigjährigen bis zum siebenjährigen Kriege/ Bd. IV/ V: Vom siebenjährigen Kriege bis zum Weltkriege mit Nachträgen, Berichtigungen und Register/ Bd. VI/ VII: Zeit des Weltkrieges/ Bd. VIII bis XVII: Vom Weltfrieden bis zur französischen Revolution 1830/ Bd. XVIII: Index/ Zusatzband: Neue Folge (Fortführung von 1830 bis 1880).

      gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind leicht staubschmutzig/ berieben Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut KOMPLETTPREIS für 25 Bände bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten

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        Oeuvres complètes de Molière

      Edition first printing, fully illustratedBinders cartonnage red publisher signed Engel bookbinder. Large decorative gold plate on the splats with multiple characters in the maze of foliage. foliage frieze on a black background framing / spine smooth decorated in black and gold of various decorative motifs. Second flat type carton Hetzel. Percaline grained. Perfect condition, a nice freshness. Very nice copy. Th. de Lamotte Saint Martin Paris S.d. 1880 Grd. in-8 (20x28,5cm) 484pp. et 500pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Das Königreich Bayern. Seine Denkwürdigkeiten und Schönheiten

      4 roter O'Ln. mit Gold- und Schwarzprägung. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen. Mit Beiträgen und mit Bildern namhafter Künstler. Nur Band II von zwei Bänden. Oberfranken, Mittel- und Unterfranken sowie Schwaben und Neuburg. Mit 103 von 114 Stahlstichen. Einige Textseiten lose. G. Franz, München ca. 1880. 92 S., 108 S., 63 S.

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        Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah (No Atlas) Wallace Stegner's Copy

      Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office. Fair. 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown government binding with blind rules on front and back and gilt title on spine. Spine cloth is loosening, chipped and missing 1/2" at base. Boards rubbed and loosening. Text block remains tight. Ex- library copy from New York Academy of Sciences. No atlas. All plates are present. This copy was used by Wallace Stegner in his research for "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian", although there is no indication within; no marginalia or owners signature. "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian" was unlike any of Stegner's previous works, requiring research spanning 5 years. Stegner often consulted with his mentor Bernard DeVoto during the writing. At one point Stegner writes to DeVoto, "I really am scared to death to let anybody see this, for some reason. Maybe I know the thing stinks." The writing of Hundredth Meridian would solidify Stegner's growing environmentalism and the book remains a classic of the history of the west. Book was acquired directly from the Stegner family. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 307 pp .

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        Geschichte der Musik : Mit zahlreichen Notenbeispielen und Musikbeilagen / von August Wilhelm Ambros - Complete in 5 volumes

      Leipzig : F. E. C. Leuckart 1880-1882, 1880. 2nd edition. provenance; bookplate of F.V.V.S. Very good copies all finely bound in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and contrasting title and volume labels. Blind tooling. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and dust-toned only, as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Einsiedeln bey Thalkirchen (Bayern). Tuschfeder und Aquarell über Spuren von Bleistift.

       1880. Signiert und datiert \"Hans W. Enderer 1880.\" und bezeichnet \"Einsiedeln bey Thalkirchen\". 21,7 x 30,7 cm Papier: 27,3 x 35,5 cm. Fflüssig in Tuschfeder und Aquarell gezeichneter baumreicher Landschaftsausschnitt mit der Kirche St. Maria im Mittelgrund. Eine Frau in Tracht mit einem Kind auf dem Arm und ein Wanderer sind als Figurenstaffage im Vordergrund am einer Lichtung hinzugefügt. - Fest auf Unterlagekarton montiert. Vorallem im Randbereich und im Bereich des Himmels mit kleineren Flecken. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bayern, Maria Einsiedel, Wallfahrt, St. Maria, München

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        Atlante di carte celesti contenenti le 634 stelle principali visibili alla latitudine boreale di 45°... Catalogo delle posizioni medie di dette stelle per l’anno 1880

      Stamperia Reale, 1880. Album (cm. 40,5x56), 1 cc.nn., 12 tavv. litografiche, 1 c.nn. Bross. ed. staccata, con notevoli mancanze e tracce d’usura. Minime fioriture altrimenti ottimi interni. Raro.

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        Title in Arabic.] The Kasidah (couplets) of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi: a lay of the higher law. Translated and annotated by his friend and pupil, F[rancis] B[urton]

      privately printed, London 1880 - First edition, first issue; 4to, pp. [4], 33; original yellow printed wrappers bound in; contemporary olive buckram lettered in gilt on upper cover; extremities browned, mild red ink transfer on the upper wrap, a number of erudite pencil annotations; very good copy. Penzer, noting that the yellow wrappers contained a printed half-title, is frequently misinterpreted as suggesting that there is a half-title page. This is not the case. There is no half-title page, only the half-title as printed on the front wrapper. The first two issues of this title were published by Bernard Quaritch, the first issue omits the Quaritch name and the date from the title. The two issues together did not comprise more than 200 copies, "and Messrs. Quaritch state that under a hundred were sold." Ostensibly translated by Burton, he in fact was its author; written in 1857 under his nom-de-plume Hâjî Abdû Al-Yazdi but it was not published until 1880 by Quaritch. Penzer, p. 97. Casada 84. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Das Riesengebirge in Wort und Bild. 4 Bde. 18 Jhge. Fachblatt für die Gesammtkunde des Riesengebirges und der angrenzenden Gebiete.

      28,5 cm. (1. Jhg.) 74 S. (2. Jhg.) 104 S. (3. Jhg.) 82 S. (4. Jhg.) 74 S. (5.Jhg.) 106 S. (6. Jhg.) 120 S. (7. Jhg.) 124 S. (8. Jhg.) 140 S. (9. Jhg.) 156 (10. Jhg.) 80 (11. Jhg.) 48, 36 (12. Jhg.) 76 (13. Jhg.) 32, 32 (14. Jhg.) 80 S. (15. Jhg.) 60 S. (16. Jhg.) 74 S. (17. Jhg.) 76 S. (18. Jhg.) 54 S., zahlr. Abb, Tafeln u. Faltktn., Anzeigenteil.Dekoratives HLdr. d. Zt. mit vier unechten Bünden und Goldprägung. - Einbde. etw. berieben u. min. beschabt. Kanten etw. bestoßen. Vors. vorne u. hinten Ränder altersbed. etw. gebräunt. S. min. knickspurig. Wenige Bleiverm. i. Txt. Sonst sehr gut. Der Österreichische Riesengebirgsverein wurde im Jahre 1880 von Eduard Rudolf Petrak gegründet und gab von 1881 bis 1898 die Zeitschrift "Das Riesengebirge in Wort und Bild" heraus. Publiziert wurden fächer- und disziplinübergreifende Artikel und Arbeiten, die sich schwerpunktmäßig mit dem Riesengebirge auseinandersetzen. So finden sich neben Bekanntmachungen des Vereins sowohl historische, literarische, geologische und meteorologische Beiträge in den Blättern. - Die Zeitschfriten wurden von der Buchbinderei Raimund Kosel zu Braunau gebunden. - Beiliegend: Dreiteiliger Zeitungsartikel "Zur Rübezahlsage." von Dr. P. Regell, der 1894 in der Schlesischen Zeitung publiziert wurde, sowie "Die Freiherren von Silberstein. Ein Lebensbild dieses Geschlechtes und der Ursprung des Stiftungs-Vermögens", von Johann Rindt, Arnau, Teil 1 + 2. (alles). - Ebenfalls beiliegend: Hs. Inhaltsverzeichnis "in folkloristischer Beziehung" (48 S. Briefkopf auf jeder Seite: J. U. Dr. Eduard Langer, Advocat in Prag, Herrengasse Nr. 10).

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