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        The Landlord and Tenant ( Ireland ) Act 1870.Four volumes bound in Two.

      Alexander Thom & Sons - 1881. Hardcover. 67pp +752pp. +821pp. +93pp index to evidence and appendices.Folio .Bound in Maroon Buckram with new labels.From the Library of the Public Record Office.Ireland in the Nineteenth Century. Four volumes bound in Two. . . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Whole Art of Marbling as Applied to Paper, Book-Edges Etc. Containing a Full Description of the Nature and Properties of the Materials used, the Methods of Preparing them, and of Executing Every Kind of Marbling in use at the Present Time, with Numerous Illustrations and Examples

      George Bell and Sons. 1881. Third Edition, half-title, 82pp., 63 inserted specimens, 20 mounted on 5 plates, the remainder full-page, all executed expressly for this work under the immediate superintendence of the author, and most of them by his own hand, facsimile autograph letter by the dedicatee Michael Faraday, presentation inscription from the author on half-title, call number in ink to verso of title, new endpapers, recent green cloth. "A major landmark in Marbling literature as this is the first textbook of marbling. It guides students carefully through all the steps, and provides large samples of the patterns described... Woolnough's great contribution was to open up the technique of marbling, remove the mystery, and make it readily available to any who desired it..."—Easton. First published in 1853, a second edition appeared in the following year, and this third edition followed in 1881. Easton, Marbling: a History and a Bibliography. p.48.

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        The works of Charles Dickens: (60 volume set) [Zaehnsdorf bindings]

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1881. Hardcover. Good. 30 volumes bound in 60. Edition De Luxe. One of 1000, lacking limitation page. Bound in crushed red morocco by Zaehnsdorf. 27 cm. Spines gilt. Top edges gilt. Illustrated with 174 mounted India proof plates of the original illustrations by H.K. Browne, George Cruikshank, Marcus Stone et al. The four plates in Christmas Carol are hand colored. Several volumes lacking the facsimile sheets of original blue wraps. Volumes 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 14, 21, 24, 29, 31, 33 , 41, 42, and 43 have a detached board. Some of the volumes have worn or brittle hinges. Rubbing. Pages are clean and unmarked. <br> Titles include: Pickwick Papers (4 vols.); David Copperfield (4 vols.); Dombey & Son (4 vols.); Nicholas Nickleby (4 vols.); Bleak House (4 vols.); Martin Chuzzlewit (4 vols.); Little Dorrit (4 vols.); Our Mutual Friend (4 vols.); Old Curiosity Shop (3 vols.); Reprinted Pieces (1 vol.); Christmas Stories (3 vols.); The Uncommercial Traveler (1 vol.); Barnaby Rudge (3 vols.); Hard Times (1 vol.); Oliver Twist (2 vols.); A Tale of Two Cities (2 vols.); Great Expectations (2 vols.); A Child's History of England (2 vols.); Sketches by Boz (2 vols.); Christmas Books (2 vols.); Pictures from Italy (1 vol.); Master Humphrey's Clock (1 vol.); and Edwin Drood (1 vol.). <br> This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Dainty dishes for Indian tables.

      Calcutta, W. Newman. 1881 - Second Edition. Small Octavo. VIII, 448 pages plus sevral pages with advertising for menu cards and also an illustraed advertisement for a patented oven (Portable Mineral Oil Cooking Stove by T.E.Thomson & Co.) ! Original sage green cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations on spine and front board. Unusually excellent condition with only minor signs of wear and some unimportant bumping to corners. Binding firm. This being the cookery book for the colonial Lady in India of the outgoing 19th century, only this second edition inclues the important recipes for Curry Powders ! Also included are directions for Kitchen Utensils / Weights and Measures / Sauces, Condiments and Pickles / Fish / Beef / Mutton / Lamb / Game / Items for Invalids / Bread / Creams, Blanc-Manger / Jellies / Cakes / Preserves & Compots / Coffee, Tea, Chocolate / Dessert Dishes / Dried Fruits / Confectionery / etc.

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        Mary Stuart A Tragedy

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. First edition. [viii], 203, [1, blank]; 32 (publisher's catalogue) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue-green cloth. Near fine (prelims with faintest traces of foxing). First edition. [viii], 203, [1, blank]; 32 (publisher's catalogue) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Author's presentation copy, inscribed "Frederick Sandys from his friend A C Swinburne." Frederick Sandys (1829-1904), Pre-Raphaelite painter, prolific illustrator, and improvident man about town, was a close associate of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Swinburne, whose poems, such as "Cleopatra," he illustrated.

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        Travels in The Arabian Desert with Special Reference to the Arabian Horse and Its Pedigree

      C. Kegan Paul & Co., London 1881 - 20.5cm, 399pp, unillustrated, cloth covers - rebacked with cloth tape and old spine laid down - a clumsy repair, new eps. Half title has a 5x5cm chip torn from lower inner margin. Odd sporadic marks / foxing. Fair copy. A little untidy - but quite tight and a good reading copy of an important book. pp269-399 concern the Arabian Horse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Japanese Ukiyo-e Print-GENERAL-MOUNTED HORSE-WARRIOR-BOW-SPEAR-1881

      - Impressive woodblock triptych, showing a general (?) in armor on a dappled horse, with two warriors at his side (one with a bow, the other with a voulge). A gate in the misty distance can be seen on the left side. Original coloured woodblock print, with lacquer finishing, vertical oban triptych. Description: The source of this print is yet unknown, printed ca. 1881.Artists and Engravers: Artist and carver unknown. Condition: Good. Nice impression with strong colours. Backed. General age-related toning or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Of the three parts, the left is attached to the other two using acid-free archival tape. Due to the nature of these prints, the three parts of the image do not align perfectly. This is not a result of the scan, but part of the print. Storage location: DP-B1-39 The overall size is ca. 28 x 14 inch. The image size is ca. 28 x 14 inch. The overall size is ca. 71 x 35.5 cm. The image size is ca. 71 x 35.5 cm.

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        Petites habitations françaises. Maisons - villas - pavillons.

      Paris: Morel, 1881.(). 100 engraved plates. Folio. 32 x 46 cm. Unbound 4 page signatures as issued. In original qtr. chagrin portfolio. Very good.

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        L'arte antica alla IVa Esposizione nazionale di Belle arti in Torino nel 1880.

      Fratelli Doyen, 1881. Edizione originale in esemplare completo di Indice e delle 100 riproduzioni in fototipia annunciate al frontespizio bicolore illustrato. Difficilmente reperibile completo e nelle medesime perfette condizioni di conservazione. Raro. Custodia editoriale con alette in tutta tela color mattone, titoli e filetti in oro, pp. indice + 100 Tavole sciolte numerate, in folio

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        LE MONDE PHYSIQUE.

      Paris : Libr. Hachette, -1885 - 1881 - 5 v (872 p, muy ilustr. entre text, 5 lam col)(2 h, 668 p, 1h, muy ilustr. entre text, 13 lam col)(2 h,1007 p, muy ilustr. entre text, 7 lam col)(2 h, 772 p, muy ilustr. entre text,1 lam col)(2 h,1024 p, muy ilustr. entre text, 14 lam col) ; 27x19 cm. - Encuadernación particular de época. Manchas de óxido. Bonitas cromolitografias. Buen estado. fisica

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("R.B. Hayes") to the Reverend Lymon Abbott

      Fremont, Ohio, 1881. 1 page. 8vo. Bifolium. Old mounts to verso of blank second leaf, otherwise fine. 1 page. 8vo. Hayes writes to the Reverend Lyman Abbott two weeks after the end of his presidency: "My Dear Sir: I beg you to excuse a brief and hurried not of acknowledgement and thanks for your kind and valued favor of the 9th inst. It is a very great fratification to receive such consideration. With best wishes and all aspect Sincerely R.B. Hayes."&#11;&#11;Abbott (1835-1922), was an influential minister, writer, and contemporary of Henry Ward Beecher, whom he succeeded as pastor of Plymouth Church, in Brooklyn. He also co-edited the periodical The Christian Union (later The Outlook) with Beecher, edited Beecher's papers, and published over two dozen volumes on Christianity and American life. In a reminiscence of the former president published in the Outlook for May 4, 1921, Abbott recalled meeting Hayes on two separate occasions.

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        Critique of Pure Reason

      Macmillan and Company Ltd 1881 - First thus. (First printing of this translation.) lxii, 510, supplement; xxxi, 735pp. Two volumes. Original pebbled crimson cloth with gilt spine lettering, black top stain and endpapers. Good+ with sunned cloth at spines and front covers, wear at head and tail, front and rear hinges starting. A few reading smudges and notes in light pencil. Some pages unopened at top. A few small stains on spine of Vol. II. The first appearance of Max Mueller's translation of Kant's masterwork, which would be the standard for nearly a century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Freydal

      Nürnberg Soldan 1881 - "Freydal. Des Kaiser Maximilian I. Turniere und Mummereien herausegegeben mit allerhöchster Genehmigung seiner Majestät des Kaisers Franz Joseph I. Unter der Leitung des k. k. Oberstkämmerers, Feldzugmeisters Franz Grafen Folliot de Crenneville von Quirin von Leitner. Mit einer geschichtlichen Einleitung, einem facsimilirten Namenverzeichnisse und 255 Heliogravuren". Nürnberg: Soldan, (1881 [Textband] - 1882 [Heliogravuren]). (2), CIV S., 255 heliographische Tafeln und einem fascimilirten Namenverzeichnisse auf 13 Bll. Auf S. II Filigranenverzeichniss - "Papierfabrikzeichen". Alles auf Bütten gedruckt. 22 (von 26) Umschläge liegen dabei. So, als Komplett, selten. Sauber, gut erhalten (auch die Umschläge). - Franz Maria Johann Graf Folliot von Crenneville (1815-1888), war österreichischer Feldzugmeister, Geheimer Rat, Generaladjutant des Kaisers und Oberstkämmerer.

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        ROLLANDET & von RICHTOFEN'S NEW MAP OF THE CITY OF DENVER, 1881

      Rollandet & von Richtofen, Denver, Colorado 1881 - ROLLANDET & von RICHTOFEN'S NEW MAP OF THE CITY OF DENVER, 1881. Compiled and drawn ny Rollandet and von Rochtofen, Denver, Colorado, September 1881. Map drawn in blocks, lots, subdivisions, topographical features, and steel-engraved buildings; published in 5 colors. Copyrighted by Edward Rollandet. 1881. Mounted on linen by E. P. Noll & Co., Map Publishers and Mounters, Philadelphia, PA. Map dissected when originally published in 1881 and mounted on linen. Thos. Hunter, Photo.-Lith. Co., Philadelphia. Inset maps: 1) Map showing the Canal and Lands of the Platte Land Co. (13-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches); and, 2) Map of The Denver & Rio Grande Railway system, 9-1/2 inches by 8 inches. Steel engraved building vignettes exhibited on map (15): Hallack & Howard; Court House; Rocky Mountain Brewery, Ph. Zang; Boston & Colorado Smelting Works; Residence of Senator N. P. Hill; Residence of W. Bailey; Colorado National Bank; City Hall, Denver; W. J. Kinsey Agricultural Implements; Laveta Place, D.H. Moffat; London Block; The Windsor; Duff Block; Tabor Block; and, Grand Opera House. Dimensions: 80 inches in height and 88 inches in width. Condition: very good; map sections bright and generally clean; only two tiny spots where paper is missing, yet no significant information lost; a shade a very light soiling here and there; linen backing should be conserved at various hinges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Account Mr. Jonathan Bubble's First Attempt at Flying, As Related by Himself

      Lynn, Massachusetts: Probably self-published, 1881. First Edition. Wraps. Brochure. . Good. Scarce -- no copies located on OCLC or otherwise. Inscribed by the author. 8vo. 22 by 17 cm. 16 pp., plus two illustrated plates, and wraps. Fanciful, humorous tale of flying. Gentle fun is poked at temperance, scientific ambition, and human foibles in general. With press notices pasted onto the rear of the front wrap, and short snippets of reviews of a prior work by Putnam. While this work may well have been self-published, it is a mystery how not a single copy found its way into an institutional collection, if that is indeed the case. Moderate wear to wraps. One of the two plates tipped back in.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("R.B. Hayes") to the Reverend Lymon Abbott

      Fremont, Ohio 1881 - 1 page. 8vo. Hayes writes to the Reverend Lyman Abbott two weeks after the end of his presidency: "My Dear Sir: I beg you to excuse a brief and hurried not of acknowledgement and thanks for your kind and valued favor of the 9th inst. It is a very great fratification to receive such consideration. With best wishes and all aspect Sincerely R.B. Hayes."Abbott (1835-1922), was an influential minister, writer, and contemporary of Henry Ward Beecher, whom he succeeded as pastor of Plymouth Church, in Brooklyn. He also co-edited the periodical The Christian Union (later The Outlook) with Beecher, edited Beecher's papers, and published over two dozen volumes on Christianity and American life. In a reminiscence of the former president published in the Outlook for May 4, 1921, Abbott recalled meeting Hayes on two separate occasions. Bifolium. Old mounts to verso of blank second leaf, otherwise fine

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        To the Central African Lakes and Back:

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington,, 1881. The Narrative of the Royal Geographical Society's East Central African Expedition, 1878–80. With a Short Biographical Notice of the Late Mr. Keith Johnston. 2 volumes, octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed brown cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt and black, titles and decoration to front covers in black, publisher's device and single rules to rear covers in black, green floral endpapers, edges untrimmed. Mounted photographic frontispiece to each volume, 2 folding maps. Monogrammed book label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to front pastedowns. Library blind stamp to front free endpaper of vol. 1. Spines rolled and very slightly darkened, extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, small marking to top edge of vol. 1 front board, light foxing to page-edges, the very occasional marginal spot or mark, endpapers rather oxidised, a few small spots to margins of frontispieces and to title page, remains an excellent copy. First edition of this classic account of one of the most successful British expeditions to Africa in the 19th century. Thomson, months after graduating from Edinburgh University, was in 1878 appointed geologist and naturalist to a Royal Geographical Society expedition under the command of Alexander Johnston, with the aim of opening up a route from Dar es Salaam to lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika. When Johnston died a month after setting out, Thomson found himself in charge together with James Chuma, a Presbyterian-trained Yao who had worked with Livingstone, and continued "across the Rufiji to Ifakara and on through the countries of the Hehe and the Bena into the Kipengere Mountains. Finally, his body racked with fever, Thomson plunged into the northern waters of Lake Nyasa on 22 September 1879. Thomson next examined the unexplored plateau separating lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika, becoming the first European to traverse its 250 miles of mountain and valley … He could have returned home with honour. Instead … he continued northward along the western shores of Lake Tanganyika … On Christmas day 1879 Thomson finally reached the Lukuga River and found it unmistakably flowing swiftly west, and thus emptying, not filling, Lake Tanganyika. His epic journey continued across the lake to Ujiji, then back to the Lukuga River, and then westward towards the headwaters of the Zaïre River [before diverting to] Lake Rukwa, which he was the first European to see" (ODNB), reaching Bagamoyo the coast on 10 July. "Thomson had trekked 3000 miles in the unusually short period of fourteen months. There had been no major fights, no defections, and no unnecessary loss of life. He had collected nearly 200 new species of flora (including a tree fern named after him) and 15 new species of lacustrine conchology (one named after him), and had made some general observations on geology, terrain, and cartography" (ibid.)

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        1881 First Edition Telugu Language Bible - Rev. E. Unangst - Presentation Bible

      - First edition. Beautifully bound at The Foster Press, Madras, India. Madras is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu (Madras, today, is also known as Chennai i). Located at the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, economic and education center in South India. It is also known today as the "Cultural Capital of South India"/ There is a tiny contemporary 1881 pastedown in the bottom left corner of the back right endpaper: "Bound at the Foster Press, Madras." Translated into the Telugu Language. Madras; for the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society, 1881. Bound in custom full black calf with gilt presentation stamped to front covers. Unusual translation of the Bible into the Telugu language. Presented in custom binding to Rev. E. Unangst in 1882. Front cover stamped with message in gilt: "To the Rev. E. Unangst, D.D., on His 25th Year in India, From Those For Whom He Has Labored, Guntoor, 1st April 1888." Erias Unangst (1823-1903) was a Doctor of Divinity, Lutheran Minister, born in Easton, Pennsylvania, graduated from Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg. He worked 36 years as a missionary to Guntoor, India. Died in Hollidaysburg, PA. Rev. Unangst was fluent in Greek, Hebrew, and Telugu and worked on a thorough revision of The Holy Bible in Telugu. Erias Unangst, A Gettysburg College Graduate - Ordained and married in 1857, he depart for India with Adam Long. He remained there until 1871, when he returned to the United State briefly. He was awarded an honory doctorate (D.D.) at Wittenberg College in 1878, and remained in India until 1895. Sources clearly indicate that Unangst's thirty five years in India were well spent. He served alongside Adam Long for several years, but when Long left for Europe or passed away, Unangst was left in charge of all four stations in the Telugu region: Guntur, Palnad, Rajahmundry, and Samulcotta. Perhaps the most important work that Erias Unangst completed during his time in India was translation of the New Testament that was thereafter used in the mission field. He also composed various tracts and hymns, which he then translated into Telugu. This type of communication with the natives would certainly have been invaluable to the missionaries, allowing them to convert even greater numbers if Indians. In 1895, Unangst left India for the last time after 35 years of service there. Behind him, he left a legacy that may be considered unrivaled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of sixteen reports on vaccination, quarantine, disease and sanitation in Sydney.

      - Sydney, Govt printer 1881-84. Foolscap, together in modern cloth. Signs of use, a few short tears, a couple of plans with repairs, minor but for the plan of the Little Bay Sanatorium (with report 12 - a revised version of that with report 6) which is in pieces but all there. A modern binding but not a modern gathering: there is a contemporary handwritten list of contents at the front. This has every sign of being compiled by a body like the Board of Health. The Report of the Board on the small-pox epidemic has been extensively marked up and corrected by hand. Each of these is worth its own long maundering note, but. All these papers come in some way out of the small-pox outbreak of 1881-82 and you may not be surprised that it become political real fast. It was a debacle. First among the blameworthy were the Chinese, blamed for introducing the disease, then rightly came the officials, disorganisation, unreadiness and general incompetence top to bottom. The vaccination paper records the lengthy opinions of fifteen esteemed medicos and largely concerns small-pox - still the only vaccination there was. All but John Le Gay Brereton were in favour. He regarded vaccination an evil worse than disease. Sixteen pages on schools versus 66 pages on wood pavements may seem unbalanced until you read the board's report and the evidence and realise that given how many roads were paved with wood it's a wonder that anyone was alive - not swept away by yellow fever. Thank heaven for Australian hardwoods. The Fijian representative to the 1884 conference couldn't make it - the steamer bringing the invitation was placed in quarantine. (1) Compulsory Vaccination. Opinions of . ; 55pp; (2) Report of the Royal Commission . upon the management of the Quarantine Station, North Head, and the Hulk "Faraway"; (xiv),118pp; (3) Second Report . Quarantine Station . ; 13pp and folding plan; (4) Instructions to the Assistant Health Officer, stationed at Watson's Bay. 3pp; (5) Quarantine Station, North Head. (Report of Health Officer upon state and conditions . ; 14pp and five plans, three folding; (6) Report of the Board of Health Upon the Late Epidemic of Small Pox, 1881-1882; 20pp and two large folding plans; (7) Quarantining of Steamship "Gunga"; 52pp; (8) Quarantine of Mail-Steamer "Rome" (Correspondence); 8pp; (9) Board of Health (Attendance of Members of, and Subjects . ; 2pp; (10) Mortality on Board Immigrant Ships. (Report by Medical Officer .); 2pp; (11) Management of the Sydney Hospital (Report of Committee of Inquiry into Certain Complaints); 27pp; (12) Hospital Accomodation and Position for the City of Sydney; 10pp and large folding plan; (13) Report of Dr. Clark on the Sanitary Condition of the Public Schools in the City of Sydney, and Suburbs; 16pp; (14) Wood Pavement Board. Report, minutes of proceedings, and appendix; 66pp; (15) The Australasian Sanitary Conference of Sydney . 1884. Report, minutes of proceedings, and appendix. 70pp and five large folding maps and plans; (16) Ad Interim Report Upon Recent Cases of Small-Pox. 6pp.

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        Status des Juifs d'Avignon (1779)

      Imprimerie Cerf et Fils, Versaukkes 1881 - [4], 111 pages. Pages still uncut. WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 1. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        YANKEE DOODLE

      - PYLE,HOWARD. YANKEE DOODLE: AN OLD FRIEND IN A NEW DRESS. NY: Dodd Mead 1881. Square 4to, (9 1/4 x 10 1/2"), pictorial boards, tips and edges worn as is common else, tight, clean and an unusually nice copy. First edition of Pyle's 1st commissioned book. There are 8 full page color illustrations plus extensive blue illustrations on every page of text. Very scarce and when found, usually in wretched condition, this being a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. HIS EARLY LIFE AS A SLAVE, HIS ESCAPE FROM BONDAGE, AND HIS COMPLETE HISTORY TO THE PRESENT TIME

      Park Publishing, Hartford 1881 - Original cloth; portrait frontispiece. Douglass's final autobiography. Introduction by George Ruffin. Boldly SIGNED by the author with his variant signature and the added sentiment "Very truly yours," dated 1882 on the front free endpaper. Books signed by this great African-American statesman are exceptionally scarce, and this is an especially fine example. Small adhesive remnant on front cover. Moderate wear. Very Good to Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Meteorological Observations made at the Adelaide Observatory during the Year 1879, under the direction of Charles Todd

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1881. Foolscap folio, xxx, 250 pages with numerous charts plus 3 folding maps and 2 large mounted albumen paper photographs ('Equatorial, 8-inch' [Telescope], 235 x 185 mm; and 'Thermometer House', 160 x 235 mm). Title-wrappers, recently bound in cloth with the title in gilt on the front cover; bottom corners of the first few leaves a little creased; edges a little marked; an excellent copy, with the photographs in fine condition. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 31 of 1881; one of very few photographically-illustrated Australian parliamentary papers ever issued. Not in Holden; there was a copy in the 1979 auction of the collection of Eric Glenie Bonython, but it is not described in detail in the catalogue. This is definitely the meteorological book for anyone not particularly interested in meteorology.

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        Kufra. Reise von Tripolis nach der Oase Kufra. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland von Gerhard Rohlfs. Nebst Beiträgen von P. Ascherson, J. Hann, F. Karsch, W. Peters, A. Stecker.

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus 1881 - VIII/559 S. mit 11 Abbildungen (4 Textabbildungen, 7 Tafeln), 21 gefalteten Tabellen und 3 Karten (vollständig), Einband leicht berieben und etwas verblaßt, Bibliotheksstempel (entwidmet) auf Rückseite des Titelblatts, Namenstempel (Dr. Carl Troll) auf Titelblatt, 2 Blätter mit kleinen Randläsuren (kein Textverlust), ansonsten gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 8°., etwas späterer Halbleinen-Einband,

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        European Ferns

      Cassell, London., [1881]. First edition. Quarto. pp xliv, 196. Thirty colour plates chromolithographed by Vincent Brooks Day and numerous woodcuts in the text. Original binding of green buckram with impressive decoration in gilt and black, bevelled edges.Small bookplate on front pastedown. Some light rubbing to edges. Very good indeed. Uncommon in such bright condition.

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        Notices généalogiques tournaisiennes.

      Tournai, Vasseur-Delmée, 1881-1887 - 3 forts vol. in-8, reliure moderne, en basane vert anglais, dos à nerfs, auteur, titre, maison dorés, plats et gardes marbrés, (faux-titre et titre du TI. en photocopie), 713, 764, 938pp, édition originale. Bel ex. malgré quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Los Caprichos.]

      [Madrid: Calgografia der Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando,, between 1881 and 1900]. Folio (353 x 244 mm). Twentieth-century brown straight-grained skiver, title gilt directly to the spine, low bands, foliate devices to the compartments, two gilt panels to the boards, marbled endpapers. Brown cloth slipcase. b 80 etched and aquatint plates printed in sepia on thick paper. Bookplate (designed by Reynolds Stone) of Jonathan and Phillida Gili. A little rubbed at the extremities, varying degrees of general foxing (a little heavier in places but largely confined to the margins), a very good copy. This copy is of either the fifth or sixth edition, the bevelled plates measuring 353 x 244 mm and printed on thick wove paper. For all editions from the fourth (1878) through to the twelfth (1937) the plates were bevelled. The following editions can be dismissed: the plates of the fourth measure only 310 x 230 mm; the seventh was printed in blue ink; the eighth on "very fine, thin, smooth, wove paper"; the plates of the ninth measure only 345 x 240 mm; the tenth, eleventh and twelfth were printed on either laid paper or varieties of japon. Fifth: printed on "thick, absorbent, wove paper" in three sizes: 365 x 260 mm., an issue which is smaller than ours (330 x 240 mm.) and a "deluxe edition" measuring 425 x 300 mm.. "Sepia or very rich sepia and black inks… The edition was limited to 210" (Harris). Sixth: printed on "strong, absorbent, wove paper" in two sizes: 340 x 240 mm. ("ordinary edition") and 395 x 270 mm. ("deluxe edition"). "Dark umber ink… The edition was limited to 230" (Harris). It seems most likely that our copy was trimmed down by the binder from either the fifth edition with sheets sized 365 x 260 mm. or the sixth deluxe edition. (It is possible that it is one of the fifth deluxe edition printings but this would mean rather drastic trimming.) Identifying the exact edition is problematic. Various pencillings on the endpapers of this copy show that previous owners have speculated as to this being either the fifth or sixth edition. A note in a contemporary Spanish hand on a leaf preceding the plates explains that these prints were taken from the plates held at the National School of Graphic Arts in Madrid. What we can be certain is that this is a copy dating from the late nineteenth century, printed in dark umber inks on good wove paper with generous margins and utilizing the original plates – most likely from the sixth deluxe edition, which Harris describes as "slightly better than the fifth; the impressions are more brilliant". "Los Caprichos, which are the earliest of Goya's large series of engravings and were published by Goya himself in 1799, have enjoyed greater popularity than the later and more moving series of Los Desastres de la Guerra. This may partly be because the Desastres were first published posthumously in 1863, by which time the Caprichos had already gained fame, but a more basic reason is probably that the subjects of the Caprichos invite imaginative interpretations which those of the Desastres do not admit, and their satire is easier to enjoy than the horrific war and famine scenes of the later series" (Harris I p. 95). "Los Caprichos, or The Caprices… are a bizarre, absorbing and sometimes disturbing series of eighty etchings and aquatints depicting a wide variety of subjects including the clergy, prostitutes and witches. The images are a blend of two techniques: etching and aquatint. In particular Goya's use of the aquatint process, lending the images stark contrast between dark and light, provides a distinctly mysterious and dark quality to the work. The title, Los Caprichos, suggests invention and fantasy. Variants of the word 'Caprice' have been used by many artists from classical antiquity right through to the humanist renaissance in Fifteenth Century Italy. Goya's use of the term is a nod to the followers of this tradition: Botticelli and Dürer and the later Tiepolo and Piranesi. It denotes the promotion of the artist's imagination over reality; invention over mere representation. However, arguably Goya uses this trope in a very new way. Where previous caprices had been fantastic and escapist, Goya's Los Caprichos were different, as David Rosand points out: 'Goya turned the inventive powers of the artist back upon his audience with indicting moral force. Pressing the limits of poetic license, he effectively annulled the contract between artist and society that had sustained the development of the capriccio.' Whereas today many people are perfectly happy to believe or accept that art can exist for art's sake, arguably, Goya believed that art should ultimately make a difference. He uses his position as illustrado to lampoon, satirize and pillory various institutions, practices and commonly held beliefs" (University of Glasgow Special Collections online).

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        The Art Journal for 1881

      PATTERSON & NEILSON, NEW YORK 1881 - hing cracked, musty odor, pages yellowing, full page illustrations, gilt on spine and cover, foxing, spine and corners rubbed, cover scuffed, front end paper chipped DATE PUBLISHED: 1881 EDITION: 380 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 - 1881 Original Paperback Wisden, Facsimile Spine

      1881. Hi, This lot is an 1881 Original Paperback Wisden with a Facsimile Spine. In Good to Very Good Condition. The covers are in decent shape but a lot of small marks to them, the page block has a lotof spotting and there is some spotting to the odd page, other than that this is a very nice early Wisden. The spine is expertly made and internally the pages are white and clean. Tightly bound with a touch of trimming. 18th Edition.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare in Fifteen Volumes [Vols. I-XV (1-15), Complete - #622/1,000 Edition De Luxe in Full Leather, Elaborately Decorated in Gilt]

      London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. Book. Illus. by Sir John Gilbert, R.A.. Near Fine. Full-Leather. First Thus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Complete in fifteen (15) volumes, uniformly custom-bound in full red polished leather, all covers boxed and bordered in gilt, all spine panels elaborately decorated in gilt, with gilt on brown title labels, 5 raised bands, all text block edges in gilt, gilt dentilled edges and spine extremities, marbled endsheets. No. 622 of an Edition De Luxe limited to 1,000 copies, each volume numbered by hand on limitation page preceding half-title. Vol. I shows the gilt ownership embossment of William Kipling, 18th July 1890, R. C. K., with an identically stamped leather ownership book plate mounted on front pastedown; additionally each volume shows a cartouche mounted at the top outer corner of each front pastedown: "Belongs to Wm Kipling, Carrowcroft House, Romaldkirk" [Darlington, Durham, UK]. Kipling was a physician of some note and an antiquarian in Romaldkirk Parish. Each volume presents 2 or 3 plays in their entirety, supplemented by numerous engraved illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. Vol. I includes a biography of Shakespeare, and Vol. XV contains the poems and a glossary. All volumes fully intact, including all hinges, firm bindings, clean interiors excepting very slight foxing on a few early and late blanks and the very occasional slight foxing mark internally. Several volumes (I, II, III, VI, VIII, and XIV) show minor loss to the fore-edges and/or margins of several leaves due to silverfishing, mostly affecting only a few leaves, affecting perhaps a dozen leaves or so in Vol. I; Vol. I also shows minor surface paper loss at two spots along edges of front flyleaf. Leather shows only the most gentle wear, with a few slight surface abrasions and a wee bit of occasional rubbing to corners and extremities. (I) xxiv,360 + (II) [vii],392 + (III) [vii],384 + (IV) [vii],300 + (V) [vii],284 + (VI) [vii],402 + (VII) [vii],368 + (VIII) [vii],396 + (IX) [vii],422 + (X) [vii],418 + (XI) [vii],336 + (XII) [vii],350 + (XIII) [vii],412 + (XIV) [vii],432 + (XV) [vii],304 pp. Vols I and II prelims (Vol. I through half-title) contain a variety of vintage press clippings concerning such topics as lectures and the authorship controversy; interiors otherwise clean and unmarked. The most elegant set of Shakespeare that we have handled in more than 30 years of bookselling, in strict collector-grade condition. Photos provided upon request..

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        Choix de chansons mises en musique par M. de Laborde, gouverneur du Louvre ornées d'estampes en taille-douce.

      Rouen, 1881 - Plein maroquin bleu roi, dos à nerfs, auteur, titre, tomaison, date et lieu dorés, gardes de papier marbré, dentelle dorée en encadrement, doubles gardes marbrées, double filet doré sur les coupes, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, sous étui, signature du relieur en pied de dos [GRUEL]. Exemplaire monté sur onglets. Réédition XIXe de la célèbre édition de 1773. Édition fidèlement illustrée de quatre titres gravés, quatre frontispices, deux portraits et cent figures parMoreau, Le Barbier, Le Bouteux et Saint-Quentin. Musique notée.«Quelques amateurs ajoutent aussi le portrait de Madame de Laborde enceinte, dessiné par Denon et gravé par Née et Masquelier ; il est extrêmement rare et n?a figuré jusqu?à présent que dans cinq ou six exemplaires». Cette gravure est ici présente en deux états : bistre et noir.Tirage à mille exemplaires, celui-ci un des 50 premiers exemplaires sur papier fort du japon, numérotés à la main, avec une triple suite des gravures en noir, bistre et sanguine.Benjamin de Laborde (1734-1794), gouverneur du Louvre, premier valet de chambre du roi Louis XV, a commencé ce livre avec Moreau, alors qu?il avait succédé à son père comme fermier général.«Ce livre, un des plus beaux du XVIIIe siècle, en est peut-être, avec Les Contes de La Fontaine, le plus agréable par la grâce des sujets et la variété des costumesqui y sont représentés. Benjamin de la Borde, familier de Louis XV et de la Du Barry, l?avait commencé avec Moreau. Il est bien regrettable qu?un désaccordl?ait fait abandonner par l?artiste après l?achèvement du premier volume». Le premier volume est considéré comme «un petit chef-d?oeuvre de composition, d?esprit et d?exécution». Cohen, 534.Superbe exemplaire en plein maroquin de Gruel. Rousseurs sur les marges et sur la première de couverture. Infimes accrocs à certains nerfs.Vicaire, IV, 757 - 758. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        102 hullócsillag kisugárzó pont levezetve 518 megfigyelésbol. Melyek a Magyar Korona területén 1879 és 1880-ban tétettek. (Értekezések a mathematikai tudományok körébol. VIII. kötet. VII. szám.) [102 Radiant Points of Meteors Deduced from 518 Observations.]

      A M. Tud. Akadémia Könyvkiadó-Hivatala (Athenaeum r. társ. könyvnyomdája), Budapest 1881 - First separate edition. In publisher's printed wrappers. 9, (1) p. First, separate edition of Konkoly-Thege Miklós' catalog of 102 radian points deduced from 518 observations made in 1879 and 1880 at the observatories of Ógyalla, Selmecbánya (today Hurbanovo and Banská ?tiavnica in Slovakia) and Gyulafehérvár (today Alba Iulia in Romania). Miklós Konkoly-Thege (1842-1916) was a Hungarian astronomer, meteorologist, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society. In 1871 he constructed a telescope and in 1874 built an observatory in his palace park at Ógyalla. Wrappers with light stains. Contemporary collection stamp on front cover, and mark on title page. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's printed wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jacob Steiner's Gesammelte Werke. Erster und zweiter Band. Herausgegeben von K. Weierstrass.

      G. Reimer, Berlin 1881/82. - 527 S. mit dem bildnisse Steiners und 44 Figurentafeln - 743 S. mit 23 Figurentafeln, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2640 Groß 8°, marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldeten Zierbünden und Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, die Tafeln von Band 1 mit gaz kleinem Einriss (nicht in den bedruckten Bereich hineinreichend), insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOW I CROSSED AFRICA:

      - From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, through unknown countries; Discovery of the great Zambezi affluents, &c. By Major Serpa Pinto. Translated from the author?s manuscript by Alfred Elwes. In two volumes. Containing 15 maps and facsimiles, and 132 illustrations. [Vol. I-The King?s Rifle. Vol. II-The Coillard Family. London. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, Fleet Street. 1881. 2 volumes de 23x15 cm. Com xxiv-378-32 e vi-340 págs. Encadernações do editor com belas decorações estampadas e titulos dourados. Obra profusamente ilustrada no texto e com 8 mapas extra-texto no primeiro tomo (entre os quais 2 mapas desdobráveis coloridos, encontrando-se 1 mapa em extratexto e outro mapa de 70x100 cm, o qual descrevemos seguidamente, em estojo apropriado dentro da guarda posterior do primeiro volume) e ainda um mapa colorido das Cataratas de Vitória (Mosi-oa-tunia), ou Victoria Falls, em extratexto do segundo tomo; e 3 fac-similes em 2 fólios desdobráveis Exemplar em magnífico estado de conservação. Mapa com o título ?TROPICAL SOUTH AFRICA SHOWING THE EXPLORATIONS OF MAJOR SERPA PINTO FROM 1877 TO 1879? na escala de 11 cm=250 milhas inglesas (sendo 1 milha inglesa=1609 metros), colorido com as poucas fronteiras coloniais portuguesas e inglesas da época, apresenta o percurso do explorador delineado e a escala vertical do percurso com altitudes em metros, desde Benguela na costa atlântica até Durban na costa índica. O mapa foi impresso na imprensa da mesma casa editora da obra. Obra sobre a viagem que Serpa Pinto iniciou em 1877 com os oficiais da marinha portuguesa Capelo e Ivens com o objectivo de reconhecer o interior do continente africano. Partiram de Benguela, na Costa Atlântica e - enquanto Capelo e Ivens seguiram pelas regiões a norte - Serpa Pinto seguiu para sudoeste e atingiu, atravessou o rio Cuando em 1878 e atingiu Barotze no Zambeze onde obteve ajuda do missionário François Coillard. Este apoio (profusamente descrito e ilustrado na segunda parte da obra) permitiu-lhe chegar às cataratas Vitória e daí continuar para sul onde chegou a Durban em 1879. 2 volumes. Editor?s bindings. Illustrated with 8 maps at the 1st volume (including 2 colored folding maps of Central Africa: one before title page and another one inside a sleeve [ size 70x100 cm]; and 1 colored map of Vitoria Falls at the 2nd volume; and 3 fac-similes printed in 2 foliae. Superb edition on the account of the journey of Major Serpa Pinto?s African exploration from coast to coast. In 1877 Serpa Pinto together with the Portuguese naval captains Capelo and Ivens were sent to explore the southern African interior. They left Benguela where they parted company. Soon after, Capello and Ivens turned northward, whilst Serpa Pinto continued eastward. He crossed the Cuando river in 1878 and reached the Barotse on the Zambezi. There he received assistance from the missionary François Coillard (2nd volume is dedicated and illustrated to the Coillard family) enabling him to continue his journey along the Zambezi to the Victoria Falls. He then turned south and arrived at Durban in 1879. Location/localizacao: FR-2-D-22

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        Le Livre de Cuisine.

      1881 - Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie. 1881. Thick 8vo., original red morocco backed cloth boards, spine letted and decorated in gilt. With 25 chromolithograph plates and 161 woodcuts in the text. Spine repaired and rubbed, internally fresh and clean. Fifth edition. Jules Gouffe was chef at the Paris Jockey Club. The recipes are for household cooking and fine cuisine. The fine chromolithograph plates depict some of the more complex presentations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE anno IV n. 1 2

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1881. INTERLINGUE 0,4 Due volumi, con brossure editoriali morbide, brunite ai dorsi, sempre ai dorsi piccoli strappetti, con lieve usura anche ai bordi, piatto anteriore del vol. 1 stropicciato, pagine da fattore tempo, con fioriture diffuse e gore, tagli non rifilati, in tedesco, latino e greco USATO

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        The Beautiful Wretch, The Four MacNicols, The Pupil of Aurelius. Three stories, in three volumes.

      Macmillan & Co. 1881 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Half titles, 32pp cata. (April 1881) vol. I, final ad. leaf vol. III. Untrimmed in orig. dark blue sand-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards blocked with triple-ruled borders in black. A FINE copy. Sadleir 211; Wolff 491. As Sadleir notes, only the half title in the third volume bears all three titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Windischgraz am 12. August 81 [1881].

      - 2 Seiten auf Doppelblatt. Ca 17,5 x 11,3 cm (Seitenformat). Verzweifelter Brief an eine "Hochverehrte Frau", die sich durch eine "Affaire mit Altmann" beleidigt gefühlt hatte. Der Kaiserliche Rat Leopold Altmann war Wolfs Gönner, der ihn jahrelang unterstützte. ". Es lag ganz sicher nicht [in] meiner Absicht, daß meine, auf den recommd. Brief bezugnehmenden Skrupel in dem Sinne, wie Sie sie auszulegen beliebten gedeutet werden sollten. Ich bitte, unterziehen Sie sich noch einmal der Mühe u. lesen meinen Brief, aber mit jenen Augen, die es gewohnt waren mich in all mein[en] Schwächen u. Fehlern zu schauen, mit jenen Augen die trotzalldem ein Auge zugedrückt, mit jenen Augen die mich ankegklagt [sic!] u. zugleich vertheidigt - kurz, sehen Sie mich als keinen Fremden an - u. Sie werden allsogleich überzeugt sein, daß ich Ihrem Zartgefühl nicht im entferntesten nahegetreten bin. Wie konnten Sie mich doch so mißverstehen? Habe ich denn die vorausgeschickte Affaire mit Altmann deshalb so in die Breite gesponnen, so haarklein, so haarscharf erzählt, daß Sie . zu diesem Resultate gelangen sollten? Merken Sie denn nicht, daß ich das reine Gegentheil damit bezweckt? ." Über den Seelenzustand des Komponisten in dieser Zeit geben die "Daten aus meinem Leben" Auskunft: "Bruch" (mit Vally Franck). "Elend. Jammer. Nur ein Lied componiert ." Schwach fleckig, Bugfalte leicht eingerissen.

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        Paul & Virginia

      [by Turnbull and Spears for] William Paterson, Edinburgh 1881 - With a Memoir. Illustrated by Ad Lalauze. Engraved frontispiece, five plates and two mounted vignettes on China paper, and additional engraved portrait. 8vo. [191 x 124 x 35 mm]. [1]f, xxviii, 230 pp. Contemporary binding by Zaehnsdorf (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of red goatskin, the covers with a gilt double fillet border and a cartouche and swag tool in the corners with a small black goatskin onlay. The spine divided into six panels, the bands tooled with a gilt fillet, lettered in the second within a single fillet compartment, and with the date and place at the foot, the others with a double fillet compartment and the cartouche and swag tool and black goatskin onlay, the edges of the boards tooled with a single fillet, the turn-ins with a gilt roll and double fillet, gilt and brown floral decorated endleaves, top edge gilt, the others uncut and partly unopened. This edition was limited to 433 copies, of which 50 had plates on China and Holland paper, 190 had plates on China paper and 193 had plates on Holland paper. This is no.215, with the plates on China paper. The binder has also added a portrait of Saint-Pierre by Laguillermie. There is a little off-setting from the plates (in the absence of tissue guards) and a few minot spots, but it is a very good copy in a restrained binding by Zaehnsdorf. The edges have not been cut, and some pages remain unopened, and as a result the text block is 16mm taller than the copy bound by Grieve with the gilt edges. With the bookplate of Isaac Currie.

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        GREAT GAME: CHINA] Puteshestvie po Kitayu v 1874-1875 gg. (cherez Sibir, Mongoliyu, Vostochny, Sredny i Severo-Zapadny Kitai): Iz dnevnika chlena ekspeditsii P.Y. Pyasetskogo [i.e. Travel across China in 1874-75 (via Siberia, Mongolia, Eastern, Central and Northwestern China): From the Diary of the Expedition Member P.Y. Pyasetsky]

      Typ. of M. Stasyulevich, St. Petersburg 1881 - [With]: Pyasetsky, P.Y. Neudachnaya ekspeditsiya v Kitai 1874-1875 gg. V otvet na xashchitu g. Sosnovskogo po povodu knigi ''Puteshestvie v Kitai'' [i.e. Unsuccessful expedition to China. In Reply to the Defense of Mr. Sosnovsky about the book ''Travel across China'']. Three volumes bound in two bindings. [2 - t.p.], 560; [2 - t.p.], iii, 561-1122, 4, xviii; [2 - t.p.], 298, ii pp. Octavo. With twenty-four tinted lithographed plates and a folding lithographed map at rear. Private library stamp of D.K. Trenyov on the title page of the ''Neudachnaya Ekspeditsiya?'' Modern (period style) half leather with gilt lettered titles on the spines. Map with a tear neatly repaired, otherwise a very good copy. Rare. First edition. Firsthand account of the 1874-75 Russian surveying expedition to the little-known areas of the northwestern China and the Gobi Desert under command of Captain of Imperial General Staff Yulyan Sosnovsky (1842-?). Amid the intensifying Great Game Russia was looking for the development of diplomatic and trade relations with China, as well as for the investigation of possible routes to Tibet. The 1870s saw several military reconnaissance expeditions organized by the Russian government, including an earlier one, led by Sosnovsky to the upper reaches of the Black Irtysh in northwestern China (1872-73). The 1874-75 ''scientific and trade'' expedition was the result of the mutual work of the Imperial Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of War, and aimed to ascertain the shortest way from Western Siberia to the Sichuan province in southwestern China; to outline the best sites for prospective Russian trade, and to gather information about the Dugan Revolt in Western China (1862-77). The expedition party numbered nine people, including Yulian Sosnovsky, topographer Captain Zinovy Matusosky (1843-?), doctor and artist Pavel Pyasetsky, photographer Adolf Boyarsky, translators and guards. The expedition left Russia from the border town of Kyakhta in July 1874 and proceeded to Beijing via Ulan-Bator, Gobi Desert, and Kalgan (Zhangjiakou); went to Tianjin, took a steamer to Shanghai, and went up the Yangtse to Nanjing and Hankou. Then they followed the ancient Silk Road, going to the upper reaches of the Han River where the main survey started; visited Hanzhong and Lanzhou (where they crossed the Yellow River); followed the Great Wall of China to Suzhou (Gansu Province), and went across the western Gobi Desert to the Hami Oasis. Then they crossed Tian Shan Mountains, and proceeded northwest via Barkul (Zhenxi Fu) and Guzhen, arriving to the Lake Zaysan Russian border post in October 1875. As a result a new route to China was discovered which was over 2000 versts shorter than the previously known. The book was written by the expedition doctor and artist Pavel Pyasetsky (1843-1919), and is illustrated with twenty-four lithographed plates after his original sketches made on the way. He was a prolific artist and produced over a thousand sketches during the travel. The main text is supplemented with a List of plants, collected on the way from Fancheng to Zaysan border post (Provinces of Hubei, Shaanxi, and Gansu, and Mongolia); a List of drawings made during the travel and comprising the exhibition in the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1876, and an article by N. Petrovsky Scientific and trade expedition to China in 1874-75; the folding lithographed map outlines the route of the expedition. Pyasetsky's book was awarded with the gold medal of the Russian Geographical Society. The book was quickly translated into French and English. The second volume is bound with another work by Pyasetsky shedding light to the controversy which existed between the expedition members. In the main text Pyasetsky on numerous occasions accused the head of the party Sosnovsky in the abuse of power and expedition money; the 'third' part of the book is his passionate pamphlet bringing more facts proving Sosnovsky's misconduct. A year later So [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Police Commission. Charges against Members of the Police Force

      Melbourne, Government Printer, 1881. Foolscap folio, 22 pages with a floor-plan of 'Aaron Sheritt's [sic] House, Sebastopol' on the last page. Stab-sewn as issued (and stapled into plain card covers with a typed title-label, probably in the 1960s); minimal edge foxing; a fine copy. Victorian Parliamentary Paper C6 of 1881; one of only 800 copies printed. The five witnesses include Superintendent Francis Hare, Superintendent John Sadleir, Detective Michael Ward and Constable Robert Alexander. Aaron Sherritt, a childhood friend of Joe Byrne, one of the Kelly gang, became a double agent, working for both the gang and the police. He was murdered at his home near Beechworth on 26 June 1880 by Byrne, two days before he himself lost his life in the seige at Glenrowan.

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        Zigzag Railway, Darjeeling.

      [Simla, c. 1881]. Original photograph (23 x 29 cm). This is a wonderful original photo of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway under construction between 1879 and 1881. This railway is one of the last still functioning narrow-gauge colonial railways. Bourne & Shepherd studios was initially founded in 1863, in Simla, by Samuel Bourne, a keen and extremely competent amateur photographer, newly arrived from England, and William Howard, already an established professional Calcutta studio photographer. - We currently stock two more photos of Northern India by the studio.

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        Bengal Paper Mill Co., Ltd., Sign.

      (Calcutta, India: Bengal Paper Mill Co.), n.d. metal sign (30 by 19.5 inches) backed by wood. A large metal sign advertising the Bengal Paper Mill Co.'s "Well Known Quality Tiger Brand Papers." John C. Eddison states that the company was established during the 1880s by members of the British business community in Calcutta. It was founded "at a time when the outlook for Indian papermaking seemed very promising," just after the British government announced, in 1881, a policy of giving trade preference to Indian made articles. In the 1890s, the company developed a "workable process for the pulping of bamboos." The company fared less well after World War II. See Eddison, A Case Study in Industrial Development--The Growth of the Indian Pulp and Paper Industry (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Center for International Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955), 215-25. Eddison also noted that the company submitted semi-annual reports to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies in Calcutta from 1893 to 1953. In 1971, the company was still listed in the Times of India Directory & Yearbook (Bombay: Times of India Press, 1971), 746. Although there are rust spots, mainly along the edges, the sign is quite legible. Its color logo, at the center of the sign, is in fine condition.

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        A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. 1846-1847.

      [Salt Lake City, UT], 1881. First Edition. Leather bound. Good. 376pp. Octavo [23 cm] in full brown sheep with gilt-stamped backstrip and blind embossed decorative borders to boards. Heavy rubbing to extremities, spine quite faded, chipping to spine at tips, nick to front board at top; hinges cracked (but holding), leaf of Contents completely disbound (but present), first gathering shaky; rippling from damp throughout, with very occasional dampstaining. Detailed narrative of the Mormon Battalion and their march from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego. The Mormon Battalion was the only religious unit in American Military history. Flake/Draper 9063. Howes T452. Auerbach 1343. Zamorano 75.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        To the Central African Lakes and Back: The Narrative of the Royal Geographical Society's East Central African Expedition, 1878&#150;80. With a Short Biographical Notice of the Late Mr. Keith Johnston.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed brown cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt and black, titles and decoration to front covers in black, publisher's device and single rules to rear covers in black, green floral endpapers, edges untrimmed. Monogrammed book label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to front pastedowns. Library blind stamp to front free endpaper of vol. 1. Spines rolled and very slightly darkened, extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, small marking to top edge of vol. 1 front board, light foxing to page-edges, the very occasional marginal spot or mark, endpapers rather oxidised, a few small spots to margins of frontispieces and to title page, remains an excellent copy. Mounted photographic frontispiece to each volume, 2 folding maps. First edition of this classic account of one of the most successful British expeditions to Africa in the 19th century. Thomson, months after graduating from Edinburgh University, was in 1878 appointed geologist and naturalist to a Royal Geographical Society expedition under the command of Alexander Johnston, with the aim of opening up a route from Dar es Salaam to lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika. When Johnston died a month after setting out, Thomson found himself in charge together with James Chuma, a Presbyterian-trained Yao who had worked with Livingstone, and continued "across the Rufiji to Ifakara and on through the countries of the Hehe and the Bena into the Kipengere Mountains. Finally, his body racked with fever, Thomson plunged into the northern waters of Lake Nyasa on 22 September 1879. Thomson next examined the unexplored plateau separating lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika, becoming the first European to traverse its 250 miles of mountain and valley He could have returned home with honour. Instead he continued northward along the western shores of Lake Tanganyika On Christmas day 1879 Thomson finally reached the Lukuga River and found it unmistakably flowing swiftly west, and thus emptying, not filling, Lake Tanganyika. His epic journey continued across the lake to Ujiji, then back to the Lukuga River, and then westward towards the headwaters of the Zaïre River [before diverting to] Lake Rukwa, which he was the first European to see" (ODNB), reaching Bagamoyo the coast on 10 July. "Thomson had trekked 3000 miles in the unusually short period of fourteen months. There had been no major fights, no defections, and no unnecessary loss of life. He had collected nearly 200 new species of flora (including a tree fern named after him) and 15 new species of lacustrine conchology (one named after him), and had made some general observations on geology, terrain, and cartography" (ibid.) Howgego IV T20. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kokumin no Genki

      Kinsendo, Tokyo 1881 - First translation of William Tell, `Marie Therese`. A rare first edition of the first translation of the famous story of William Tell into Japanese. Possibly an outline translation from an edition of Friedrich von Schiller`s play. The contents focus on William Tell and the old Swiss confederacy. Slight browning, occasional offsetting, ex-ownership inscriptions/stamps/stickers. Edges chipped. Damage to endpapers, bindings starting. Occasional stains to contents. Good only. Includes 8 lithographic b&w illustrations. 101 and 116 p. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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