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         Dictionary of Americanisms: a glossary of words and phrases usually regarded as peculiar to the United States. Fourth edition, greatly improved and enlarged

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1877. Last and best edition, 8vo, pp. xlvi, [2], 813; spine faded, else fine in original purple cloth. This copy inscribed to "George W. Danielson Esq. with the compliments of John R. Bartlett, December 12, 1877." Danielson was the editor of the Providence Journal. Includes the prefaces to the first and second editions. This is greatly enlarged over the 3rd edition of 1860, with the lexicon approximately one-third again as large. Vancil, p. 21.

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         The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa.

      London: Edward Stanford, & Cape Colony: J. W. C. Mackay,, 1877. Accompanied by Biographical Sketch of the Author. Octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, decorative panel in black to covers enclosing gilt vignette of a zebra to front, top edge untrimmed. Mounted photographic frontispiece, 3 sepia-tinted mounted plates, folding facsimile of a letter, large folding map in end-pocket as issued, wood-engravings to the text. Contemporary pencilled ownership inscription and later inscription in ink to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, the headcap a little nicked, light cockling and marking to boards, lower outer corner of front board worn, title-page come loose from bottom cord, several leaves slightly chipped or nicked along top or fore edges where clumsily opened, the text never affected. A good copy. First edition. Baines (1820-1875) was one of the pioneers of European exploration in the lands forming modern Zimbabwe, where he led an expedition in the 1860s to secure concessions for a gold-mining company from King Lobengula. Although the company in question failed to take advantage of the terms Baines extracted, this posthumously-edited account (Baines died at Durban in 1875) is considered a "most important work … [which] contains full information of every description upon the subject of the gold discoveries in Matabeleland and Mashonaland, with much curious knowledge of Africa … The author gives details of no less [sic] than nineteen routes from various places in South Africa to the newly discovered goldfields in the Transvaal and Lobengula's country, and there is a large map" (Mendelssohn). There is also big-game interest, with accounts of brushes with elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, zebra, and lion.

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         American Lloyds Universal Standard Record of Shipping 1878. [ Lloyd's Registry / Register American and Foreign]

      Howard Lockwood, New York 1877 - 52, [2], 115 (pages: Ships), 359 (Barks), 171 (Brigs), 218 (Schooners), 54 (Steamers). Full leather with gilt to both boards and spine. All edges red. Some splitting to front joint; chipping at head and heel of spine. Marbled free endpapers gone, one blank front free endpaper foxed, none at rear. Blank foot of the final page of Brigs and of Schooners excised. The mauve leaf separating sections also torn out. Publication date on title page is 1877. Front cover has Universal Standard Record New York, 1878; spine: 1878. Due to weight, please inquire regarding actual shipping cost. Size: oblong 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Kaminuhr aus grünem Onyx-Marmor mit reichen Bronze-Applikationen und Amphore auf dem Scheitel. Ein montiertes Widmungsschild datiert aus dem Jahre 1902.

      Maße ca. 50 x 28 x 15 ( Höhe x Breite x Tiefe ). Leider ist das Uhrwerk nicht mehr funktionstüchtig mmit oxydiertem Zifferblatt, der hintere Sprungdeckel des Uhrwerks lose. Oben auf dem Scheitel ist eine grüne Onyx-Platte geklebt, der linke Löwentatzen-Fuß stärker gelockert, ansonsten recht guter Zustand dieser imposanten Kaminuhr. Der Sockel steht vorn auf Löwentatzen, rechts und links der Uhr bronzegefasste und gekrönte Onyxsäulen. Oben mit einem montierten Messing-Widmungsschildchen *Herrn Otto Hildebrand in dankbarer Anerkennung 25jähr. Thätigkeit gewidmet von Familie Brigl 25.9.1877 25.9.1902 *. ( Gewicht ca. 9500 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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         An Account of the British Settlement of Aden in Arabia

      Trübner. London., 1877. First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 232. Two coloured folding maps. Leather-backed green pebbled cloth. The book is in six sections: "Geography and General Aspects", "The People", "Supplies", "Trade and Commerce", "Administration", "Political Relations and History" and "Miscellaneous".Spine defective at tail (an area covering approximately a square inch) and rubbed at top edge. Prelims a little spotted. Very good. Rare.

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         1874-1877 Boston Massachusetts Illustrated Theatre Programme Scrapbook

      Boston, 1877. Leather bound. Good. Approx. 14" x 8.5" ledger. Brown suede leather covered boards. Leather corners. Spine missing much of the leather backing. Scrapbook is an old 1860's era used store ledger with approximately 170 pages of the ledger used for pasted down and tipped in theater programs, theater broadsides, news clippings, illustrations of famous people, G.A.R. memorial service, 4th of July and Washington birthday celebration clippings, etc. Names of publications, and "Theatre's" listed include the Boston Museum, The Ray, Howard Lorgnette, Boylston Museum, Harvard Lyceum, Narragansett Steamship Co. Fall River Line, Stetson Star Company, Central Park Programme, P. T. Barnums Great Roman Hippodrome, Caledonian Club, the Globe Theatre Programme, and several portraits drawn and printed by Dexter Smith's Paper. This scrapbook also includes (2) Edwin Booth theater broadsides of Shakespeare plays, (2) Georgia Minstrels broadsides, and a Jubilee Singers program. Some loose clippings and theater programs placed back of the ledger. The ledger has several pages of accounts that did not get used for scraps. The previous owner wrote his inscription on the right front flyleaf and the last name is not legible. Edwin Booth was a famous actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth - President Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

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         Autograph musical manuscript.

      [Paris?, c. 1877]. - Oblong folio. 2 pp. Interesting sketches, probably for his opera "La foire Saint Laurent".

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         Moses Montefiore

      May 11, 1877. Envelope Signed “Moses Montefiore,” 5.75” x 3.75”. Postage stamp removed, postmarked Ramsgate, May 11, 1877. Addressed in secretarial hand to Rabbi Dr. Adolf Kurrein in Linz, Austria. “Linz” postal marking on verso to the right of flap engraved in blue: “Holy Land / Sir Moses Montefiore, Bart.” Flap sealed with depiction of Montefiore’s Coat of Arms. Stains and minor wear. Very good condition.

Signed by Montefiore in his 93rd year (he lived to 100). He and his brother-in-law, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, became business partners in the Rothschild banking business in London. Montefiore retired in 1824 at age 40. He was Sheriff of London from 1837-1838, the year he was knighted by Queen Victoria. In recognition of his services to humanitarian causes on behalf of the Jewish people, he received a baronetcy in 1846. The August 5, 1877, edition of the “Chicago Daily Tribune” reported that “Sir Moses Montefiore, of London, who is now in his 94th year, has offered to undertake a mission to secure an amelioration of the condition of the Jews of Morocco. Several years ago he made a visit to Palestine with a view to the observation of the condition of the Jews there.” His visit to Palestine in 1875 was his seventh and last trip to the Holy Land.

Dr. Adolf Kurrein (1846-1919) was Rabbi of St. Pölten (1872), Linz (1872-1882), and Bielitz (1882-1888). In January 1877, just five months before this envelope was mailed, Kurrien married Jessie Loewe, daughter of Louis Loewe, Sir Moses Montefiore’s secretary.

Louis Loewe (1809-1888) first met Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore in Rome in 1839. Sir Moses invited him to travel with them to the Holy Land. When, in 1840, Montefiore went on his Damascus expedition, Loewe accompanied him as his interpreter. Altogether, Loewe accompanied Sir Moses Montefiore on nine different philanthropic missions. When Jews’ College was opened in 1856, Loewe was nominated principal and when Sir Moses Montefiore opened a theological college at Ramsgate in 1869, he made his friend principal of that institution, which position Loewe retained until his death in 1888, three years after Montefiore died.


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         A History of the Vegetable Kingdom

      Blackie & Son, London 1877 - Illustrated with several hundred engravings on wood and steel some coloured.744 pages. New dark brown leather spine, original marbled boards.Ink ownership name on endpaper, staining to first few pages\ incl. title page, foxing to prelims and rear pages. Wear and rubbing to boards and edges. Still a nice copy Size: 8 Vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Public Transportation

      March 6, 1877. Partly Printed Document Signed, “Charles Gorham” as acting Interior Secretary and “Ellis Spear” as Patents Commissioner, one page, parchment, 8” X 11”, March 6, 1877, City of Washington, completed in manuscript. A patent issued to Edward Longstreth of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for “Improvement in Car-Wheels”, attached by red silk ribbons threaded through grommets to a detailed drawing of the improvement, a printed one page description followed by a blank parchment page. Patent number 187,978. Areas of light toning, red seal torn but complete, else fine condition.Specification of the patent reads in part, “The object of my invention is to prevent the soft mud or dirt that gathers on the inside of city passenger car-wheels from dropping into the joint or space between the hub and the journal-box, as is now the case in all such cars, thereby causing great friction and wear to the journals. / By reference to the accompanying drawing it will be seen that I construct a thin projecting flange…on the part that adjoins the box…[so that] a groove or receptacle…is formed in which deposits are received and are conducted clear of the box while standing, and are by centrifugal force thrown off while running.”The West Philadelphia Passenger Railway Company was incorporated in 1857 and was the first streetcar line to receive a charter to operate in the city of Philadelphia. Its horse cars, which originally ran between 41st and Haverford and 66th and Vine, made possible the development of the Haddington neighborhood. It may also have been the first streetcar line to use self-propelled vehicles â€

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         Ornamental Textile Fabrics of All Ages and Nations: A Practical Collection of Specimens.

      Folio. London: Asher & Co., 1877. Folio, [2], 13, [50] pp., [50] leaves of chromolithographic plates, with tailpieces. Red cloth stamped with H. Holbein illustration in black and blind, with title in gilt, head and tail of the backstrip, and corners are slightly frayed, minor foxing; very good. Plates lithographed by Régamey after Kreutzberger. A historical catalogue of textile fabrics dating from ancient Egypt to the 18th Century, featuring fabrics from all over the globe. OCLC: 2993276.

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         HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA DESDE LOS TIEMPOS PRIMITIVOS HASTA LA MUERTE DE FERNANDO VII.

      Barcelona : Montaner y Simon, - 1877 - 6 v. (ca. 547 p., laminas cromolitograficas, ilustr. entre texto en todos los vol.) ; 34x24 cm. - Tela. Completo con todas sus laminas con la excepción del tomo tercero, en el que faltan tres. historia españa

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         Russische Revue: Monatszeitschrift für die Kunde Russlands. XI. Band. II. Hälfte. From the palace library of Tsar Alexander II

      St. Petersburg: Kaiserliche Hofbuchhandlung H. Schmitzdorff (Carl Röttger), 1877. Octavo (23.5 × 16 cm). Dark green gilt-tooled and blind-stamped full leather; white moire endpapers; gilt edges; [1], 290-576 pp. With the personal exlibris of Tsar Alexander II, featuring a pencil inventory number, as well as a shelf label. Lower spine and and corners very lightly rubbed; stain to lower edge of front board; overall a very good copy. Single issue of this important German-language journal, largely focused on historical, political, and economic questions. This copy is very handsomely bound and was formerly housed in the palace library of Alexander II, the much-respected "Tsar Liberator" (1818-1881), known for his emancipation of the Russian serfs in 1861, who was assassinated by members of the anarchist underground organization "Narodnaia volia." Among his many reforms and innovations, Alexander II also tolerated the increasingly brutal methods of the secret police, which sent thousands of dissidents into Siberian exile. In a custom gilt-tooled green leather binding, with white moire paper endpapers and gilt edges, with the Tsar's personal exlibris and a shelf label on the front pastedown.

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         1874-1877 Boston Massachusetts Illustrated Theatre Programme Scrapbook

      Boston, 1877. Leather bound. Good. Approx. 14" x 8.5" ledger. Brown suede leather covered boards. Leather corners. Spine missing much of the leather backing. Scrapbook is an old 1860's era used store ledger with approximately 170 pages of the ledger used for pasted down and tipped in theater programs, theater broadsides, news clippings, illustrations of famous people, G.A.R. memorial service, 4th of July and Washington birthday celebration clippings, etc. Names of publications, and "Theatre's" listed include the Boston Museum, The Ray, Howard Lorgnette, Boylston Museum, Harvard Lyceum, Narragansett Steamship Co. Fall River Line, Stetson Star Company, Central Park Programme, P. T. Barnums Great Roman Hippodrome, Caledonian Club, the Globe Theatre Programme, and several portraits drawn and printed by Dexter Smith's Paper. This scrapbook also includes (2) Edwin Booth theater broadsides of Shakespeare plays, (2) Georgia Minstrels broadsides, and a Jubilee Singers program. Some loose clippings and theater programs placed back of the ledger. The ledger has several pages of accounts that did not get used for scraps. The previous owner wrote his inscription on the right front flyleaf and the last name is not legible. Edwin Booth was a famous actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth - President Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

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         Über der Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri)", in Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. LXXV. Band. III. Abtheilung. Jahrgang 1877. Heft I bis V.

      Vienna: In Commission bei Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1877 - Octavo, Freud's paper pp. 15-27. Original blue printed wrappers. Custom blue cloth folding case, leather spine label lettered in gilt. Minor chipping to wrapper edges, small rust mark to upper margin of front wrapper, some scattered foxing, but a fine copy, entirely uncut and unopened. Folding lithographed plate. First edition of Freud's first published paper. "Freud's second piece of student research, on the function of the large Reissner cells in the spinal cord of the primitive fish Petromyzon, was assigned to him by Professor Ernst Brücke, head of the Institute of Physiology in Vienna, where Freud had been admitted in the fall of 1876. Freud showed that the Reissner cells 'gave rise to the root-fibres of the posterior roots' (Standard edition III, p. 228). Freud's investigation of the Reissner cells appeared in print three months before the publication of his first original piece of student research, on the gonadic structure of the male eel" (Norman). Grinstein 37; Jones I, pp. 51-2; Norman F1 (offprint issue); Standard edition 1877a [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The American.

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877.(). 8vo. 473 pp. Very Good, Brown Cloth with sun-fading, minor stains, edge wear, & rubbing on boards; p. 406 well worn to gutters; minor shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle, his bookplate opposite FFEP. Mylar Jacket. First Edition.

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         KANSAS CITY ILLUSTRATED 1876 - 1877.

      Kansas City: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, [1877]. - 24pp. Lithographed title printed on blue paper, thirty- nine (of forty) tinted lithographed plates printed in purple ink against tan backgrounds. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked to style, patterned endpapers. Some soiling and chips at edges of text and plates. Else very good. Provenance: Willie White (period presentation inscriptions and use as an album amicorum on verso of plates and on blanks). Includes accounts of commerce in Kansas City and an historical essay stating: "We cannot make a Venice of Kansas city. Why hide her homeliness? Why strive to conceal her plainness? She must stand for the present, not draped in stately toga, standing in graceful pose on marble pedestal, but in the practical garb of labor, with hands stained by enterprising toil." The views are wonderful examples of American lithography in the West and include a general view of Kansas City, a bird's-eye view, and images of noted public buildings and businesses. A rare item. Not in Streeter, Graff, Deák, or Reps. OCLC cites eight complete copies, including Yale, Kansas City Public Library, State Historical Society of Missouri, and the University of Missouri; an incomplete copy is located at the Clements Library. HOWES K15a.

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         Isis Unveiled: A Master Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology. Vol. I Science & Vol. II Theology (Two Volumes).

      J. W. Bouton, New York, NY 1877 - Hardcovers. Large thick octavos. Two volumes (complete). xlvi + 628 pp. & (vi) iv + 692pp. (+ xxvi pp. publisher's catalogue bound in at rear). Modern quarter leather over matching cloth boards, gilt lettered title labels to spines, gilt rules, fresh marbled endpapers, b&w folding diagrams in Volume II. An attractively bound Second edition of Blavatsky's first major publication, which was first published by Bouton earlier in the same year. It not only became one of the foundation stones of Theosophy, but was highly influential on the Western esoteric and magical traditions in general, with Aleister Crowley even going so far as to identify her as a fellow Master of the Temple in one essay. Recent binding is fresh and bright. Page edges darkened and pages toned, both volumes internally clean but for a contemporary owner's name on title page and a very few light pencil lines outside text in Volume I, a few tiny tears and chips at page edges. Overall an attractive VG+ set of this scarce edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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         The Sea of Mountains - An Account of Lord Dufferin's Tour through British Columbia in 1876.

      Hurst and Blackett, London., 1877. First edition. Octavo. Two volumes: pp xiii, 325; viii, 290,16 adverts. Frontispiece portrait of Dufferin, this being a mounted photograph. Original green cloth lettered in gilt. The anger generated by slow pace of railway construction in British Columbia was sufficient to threaten the Confederation. There are chapters describing the native tribes in the area.Covers a little scuffed and rubbed at edges. Very good set.

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         Philosophie de la Science Politique et Commentaire de la Delaration des Droits de l'Homme de 1793. Paris, A. Maresq

      1877 - First Edition. 8vo, vii, [17]-524pp, contemporary half-leather, marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Royal Path of Life: Or, Aims and Aids to Success and Happiness

      Western Publishing House, Chicago 1877 - The book has light wear to the edges and offsetting on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Journal of a Whaling Voyage on Board Ship Dauphin, of Nantucket, Composed by Charles Murphey, 3d Mate, on the Voyage.

      Mattapoisett, MA: Atlantic Publishing Co., 1877. sep 22 2017. 39 pp. b/w wood engravings. This work recounts the rescue of survivors from the whale ship "Essex" (which had been sunk by a whale). It is unusual because the entire account is given in rhymed quatrains. According to the note in Forster's bibliography, “Dauphin, Captain Zimri Coffin, sailed on 4 Sept. 1820, returning in July 1823. Voyage included Galapagos and Hawaiian Islands (1822). Poem recounts the finding of boat from the "Essex" with two survivors aboard. An officer list also provided.”—Forster. At least two editions of this work exist, but this one is especially gussied up, being bound in full crimson leather with the title "Whaling Journal" stamped on the front cover, and all edges gilt. See Forster 71. Jenkins p. 129. A very good copy, bound in original printed wrappers.

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         Dictionary of Americanisms: a glossary of words and phrases usually regarded as peculiar to the United States. Fourth edition, greatly improved and enlarged

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1877. Last and best edition, 8vo, pp. xlvi, [2], 813; spine faded, else fine in original purple cloth. This copy inscribed to "George W. Danielson Esq. with the compliments of John R. Bartlett, December 12, 1877." Danielson was the editor of the Providence Journal. Includes the prefaces to the first and second editions. This is greatly enlarged over the 3rd edition of 1860, with the lexicon approximately one-third again as large. Vancil, p. 21.

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         Suisse. - Album de dessins et croquis. - Souvenir de mes chers enfants reçu le 23 mai 1871.

      1871-1877, - in-8vo, oblong, 39 dessins au crayon, qqs feuilles détachées, reliure en demi-cuir d?époque usée. L?album, dessiné par le pasteur Ernest Vaucher-Dunant, contient des vues de la Suisse romande: Tour de Bertalon près Lutry, Dent de Chamossaire, Col-des-Roches, Les Brenets, Fleurier, panorama pris du sommet de Naye, Bex, Les Planchettes; de l?Oberland bernois: Thun, Stockhorn; des Cantons des Grisons et de Lucerne: Luziensteig et les tours de Lucerne; et du Tyrol: Levico, Roncegno, Protzen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         Dictionnaire alphabétique chinois-français de la langue mandarine vulgaire

      1877 - fort in-4, [4]-1753 pages Paris, E. Leroux, Challamel, 1877, , fort in-4, [4]-1753 pages, demi-basane rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs, Rare édition originale de cet ouvrage de référence, oeuvre d'un missionnaire jésuite, qui achève son travail sur l'épigraphe "A.M.D.G." (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam). Texte sur deux colonnes. Volume entièrement autographié, reproduisant les pages manuscrites de cet imposant dictionnaire. Devant chaque article, à côté du caractère chinois, se trouve la prononciation selon le dictionnaire de Paul Perny (Paris, F. Didot, 1869) et, quelques fois, selon le dictionnaire de poche de Lemaire et Giquel (Shangaï, American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1874). Frottements au dos, petites déchirures sans manque aux trois premiers feuillets. Bibliotheca Sinica I, 743. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Das Schweizerland. Eine Sommerfahrt durch Gebirg und Thal in Schilderungen von Woldemar Kaden. Holzschnitte von A. Closs.

      Stuttgart, J. Engelhorn, o.J. (1877), - in-Folio, Titelblatt + VII + 421 p. ill. mit Text-Illustrationen, reich illustriert mit 90 Holzschnitttafeln (Bilder in Tondruck) v. A. Closs, frisches Exemplar ohne stockflecken, orig. Vorsatzblätter, Gebunden in rotem Leinen, reich in Gold und Schwarz illustriert. Goldschnitt (Einband: C. Hasert - Stuttgart). Selten so schön. Erste Ausgabe. Zeigt neben hunderten Abbildungen von Schweizer Städten, Landschaften, Brauchtum und Alpentieren, gezeichnet durch bekannte Künstler d. Zeit, auch das ?Eismeer? und den ?Mont-Blanc? (nach Calame) in den Savoyer Alpen. ?Edition originale rare et recherchée? (Perret). Superbe exemplaire dans la riche reliure de l?éditeur, texte sans aucune rousseurs, rare ainsi.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2415. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         History of the Norman Conquest of England, Its Causes and Its Results

      1877, The History of the Norman Conquest of England, Its Causes and Its Results, by Edward Freeman, published by Clarendon Press, Oxford England, Henry Frowde. Second Edition, revised. Complete in five half leather volumes, all as shown. Light wear and use apparent, tight, clean. Rubbings to spines, boards, old owners name and date Christmas 1892 else very clean. Volumes I thru V. Very good.

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         Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait

      Down, 17 January [1877] - CHARLES DARWIN ON SEXUALITY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF HEREDITARY CHARACTERISTICS. The recipient of this letter, pioneering pelvic and abdominal surgeon Lawson Tait (1845-1899), is one of the fathers of gynecology. He corresponded extensively with Darwin from 1870 until the naturalist’s death in 1882. Tait actively promoted Darwinism in the medical community, and Darwin in turn quoted Tait’s 1869 paper “Law of Natural Selection” in The Descent of Man (1871). In January 1877 Tait sent Darwin an extract from his forthcoming Diseases of Women. In that work Tait observed that “one of the greatest practical results of the discovery by Mr. Darwin of the descent of man from the animals” is that sexual instincts (or “passions”) are among the “most necessary as well as the most prevalent” of all instincts in humans. In this fascinating letter Darwin reacts to Tait’s writing, stating, “I sh[oul]d be glad to give any criticisms, but I have none to make & agree with what you say — There is, however, one trifling point on which I differ; viz. that I believe the high value of well-bred males is due to their transmitting their good qualities to a far greater number of offspring than can the female.” This letter, written a few years after The Descent of Man, provides a fascinating glimpse of Darwin’s views on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics. Provenance: Sotheby’s 24 July 1978, lot 225 (“Property of a Lady”). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         SIND REVISITED: With Notices of The Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present, and Future, etc.

      Bentley 1877 - First edition. Two volumes, bound in nineteenth century half green morocco over marbled boards with raised bands and gilt titles to the spine. All edges marbled. Bookplate to front pastedown. A fine copy, handsomely bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Correspondance Litteraire, Philosophique et Critique par Grimm, Diderot, Raynal, Meister, etc. Revue sur les Textes Originaux comprenant outre ce qui a ete publie a diverses epoques les Fragment Supprimes en 1813 par la Censure les parties inedites, &c., &c. [16-volume, set, complete]

      Garnier Freres, Paris 1877 - Published 1877-79. 16 volumes, in matching contemporary quarter morocco over marbles boards. Edges speckled; marbled endpapers. Some moderate wear and scuffing to covers and edges. Otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Very neat -- a very sound and handsome, intact and completely workable set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Patmore, Coventry- Association Copy, Presented to John Ruskin] The Unknown Eros and Other Odes, I-XXXI

      George Bell and Sons, London 1877 - Original brown blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine. ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED, TO JOHN RUSKIN ON A SHEET TIPPED-IN ("John Ruskin | with Coventry Patmore's | affectionate regards"). As well, there is a note on upper paste-down "From John Ruskin's Oxford Library 1880"), 10pp. separately paginated poems at the end with divisional title. With bookplate of Lewis Kennedy Morse, author. Paper label, slightly rubbed, spine faded, upper hinge slightly cracked, some offsetting, very good. Patmore's friendship with Ruskin is well-documented, sometimes heated, but always co-alllies in the arts. Ruskin greatly admired Patmore's poetry, especially those presented in The Angel in the House. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         DE BENGUELA ÁS TERRAS DE IÁCCA.

      - Descripção de uma viagem na Africa Central e Occidental. Comprehendendo narrações, aventuras e estudos importantes sobre as cabeceiras dos rios Cu-nene, Cu-bango, Lu-ando, Cu-anza e Cuango, e de grande parte do curso dos dois ultimos alem da descoberta dos rios Hamba, Cauali, Sussa e Cu-gho, e larga notícia sobre as terras de Quiteca N'bungo, Sosso, Futa e Iácca. Por. Officiaes da Armada Real. Expedição organisada nos annos de 1877-1880. Edição illustrada. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 1881. Obra em 2 volumes. De 22x16 cm. Com 379 e 413 pags. Encadernações decoradas com estampagens e titulos dourados. Profusamente ilustrados com retratos dos autores em anterrosto, gravuras com panoramas da progressão da coluna expedicionária, gravuras de indígenas, tipos e chefaturas locais, desenhos de objectos recolhidos e as suas denominações, pautas musicais, mapas parciais no texto e ainda 2 mapas desdobráveis acondicionados em estojos abertos nas guardas interiores das encadernações, nomeadamente: ?Carta das terras entre Luanda e Ambaca e do curso do rio Cu-anza do Dondo ao Oceano por Capello e Ivens [De 40x80 cm na escala de 1:370370]. Comprehendendo o traçado definitivo do caminho de ferro e parte da directriz projectada segundo indicações dos engenheiros Raphael Gorjão da Commissão de 1877 a 1880 e de Angelo de Souza Prado, impressa na Lithographia da Imprensa Nacional? e ?Carta da África Occidental Austro-Equatorial [de 120x90 cm na escala 1:481480] contendo o itinerário e explorações de Capello e Ivens 1877-1890?, apresentando os perfis das altitudes nos vários percursos (Dondo e Benguela) na longitude e na latitude e um quadro de declinações magnéticas. Brito Capelo foi escolhido em Maio de 1877, para dirigir uma expedição à África Central, juntamente com o também oficial de marinha Roberto Ivens e o major do exército Serpa Pinto. De acordo com o decreto que os mandatou, foram nomeados «para comporem e dirigirem a expedição que há-de explorar, no interesse da ciência e da civilização, os territórios compreendidos entre as províncias de Angola e Moçambique, e estudar as relações entre as bacias hidrográficas do Zaire e do Zambeze, segundo as instruções que receberem autorizadas pelo meu Governo». Sob os auspícios da Sociedade de Geografia, esta expedição tinha por fim «?o estudo do rio Cuango nas suas relações com o Zaire e com os territórios portugueses da costa ocidental, assim como toda a região que compreende ao Sul e a sueste as origens dos rios Zambeze e Cunene e se prolonga ao Norte, até entrar pelas bacias hidrográficas do Cuanza e do Cuango?». A 7 de Julho de 1877 iniciam a expedição. Após concluído o trajecto Benguela-Bié, começam as divergências entre Brito Capelo e Serpa Pinto. Este ultimo quer tentar a travessia até Moçambique, no espírito do que desejava Luciano Cordeiro, e na ânsia de levar a cabo uma empresa grandiosa em África. A expedição divide-se em duas com Serpa Pinto a falhar o seu objectivo, ao não conseguir atingir qualquer ponto da costa moçambicana como era sua intenção. Consegue no entanto chegar a Pretória no Transval e posteriormente a Durban no Natal, ambas as cidades em províncias britânicas. Brito Capelo e Roberto Ivens concentraram as suas atenções na missão inicial, a qual prosseguiram, e exploraram as relações entre as bacias hidrográficas do Zaire e do Zambeze. Percorreram as regiões de Benguela até às terras de Iaca, tendo delimitado os cursos dos rios Cubango, Luando e Tohicapa. A 1 de Março de 1880, Lisboa recebe triunfalmente Brito Capelo e Roberto Ivens, tendo o êxito da expedição ficado perpetuado nesta obra. Em 1875, Luciano Cordeiro fundara a Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa. O seu principal propósito não estava exclusivamente direcionado para África, mas desde cedo, com a criação da Comissão Nacional Portuguesa de Exploração e Civilização da África, mais conhecida por Comissão de África, assumiu a função de despertar a opinião pública para as questões do Ultramar e preparou as primeiras gra

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         >Der ewige Hochzeiter<. Pastoser Farbauftrag in Öltechnik, auf Holz und im Gold- Barock- Rahmen.

       Rechts oben signiert mit Ortsangabe, aber ohne Jahresangabe. Bildgröße 40 x 50 cm, mit Rahmen 71 x 62 cm. Inhalt: Bei dem Gemälde handelt es sich ein eigenhändiges Werk des Malers, Porträtisten und Illustrators Rudolf Robert Wolf, geboren am 7. Februar 1877 in Leipzig, gestorben am 26. Juli 1940 in München. Er studierte an der Dresdner Akademie bei Victor Paul Mohn und an der Münchner Akademie bei Wilhelm von Dietz. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Zeichnungen verzichtet der Malstil seiner Ölbilder auf die konturierende Linie, die Bildwirkung, wird durch die Technik der mutig auf die Leinwand gesetzten, breit, locker, aber pastos aufgetragenen Farben erzeugt.(Siehe Thieme/Becker Band XXXVI, Seite 216 und Münchner Maler im 19./20. Jahrhundert Band 6 Seite 495.) Zustand: Das Bild befindet sich in einwandfreiem Zustand, auf der Rückseite befindet sich ein Original- Zettel mit einer handschriftlich- attestierten Angabe zum Namen des Künstlers und des Bildtitels. Versand D: 6,50 EUR Ölbilder; Münchner Maler; 19./20. Jahrhundert; Kunstgeschichte; Landschaftsmalerei; deutsche Alpen.

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         Etudes archéologiques sur les anciens plans de Paris des XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles [suivi de] Dissertations archéologiques sur les anciennes enceintes de Paris, suivies de recherches sur les portes fortifiées qui dépendaient de ses enceintes [suivi de] Appendice aux études archéologiques sur les anciens plans de Paris et aux dissertations sur les enceintes de Paris

      Deflorenne, 1851 ; J.-B. Dumoulin, 1853 ; H. Champion, 1851, 1877. In-4, demi-maroquin bleu marine à coins, couvertures conservées, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, 253 pp., 1 pl. - VIII-311 pp., 12 pl. - 42 pp., 3 pl. Très bon exemplaire. études sur les plans de Paris de 1520 à 1800, anonymes partiels, attribués, particulièrement ceux de François Quesnel (1609), Mathieu Mérian (1615), Melchior Tavernier (1630), Jacques Gomboust (1652) et les enceintes de Philippe-Auguste à Thiers.

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         A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings. with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes. New Edition. 2 volumes. Edinburgh, A. and C. Black, Edinburgh

      1877 - New Edition. 2 vols. 4to, viii, 445; viii, 504pp, original boards, joints cracked, spines rubbed, top edges slightly chipped [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Cope's Tobacco Plant A Monthly Periodical Interesting to the Manufacturer, the Dealer, and the Smoker Nos 82-83, Vol 1, Nos 84-93, Vol 2

      Liverpool: John Fraser, Jan. 1877 - Dec. 1877. Folio, [148] pp., engraved headpieces and some illustrations in text. Full pebbled blue cloth, title stamped in gilt to backstrip. Some foxing to endpapers, internally bright; very good. Cope's Tobacco Plant was published by the firm of Cope Brothers and Company, and had a successful run of eleven years. Volume One, Number One appeared on March 30, 1870, and was completed with Number 83 in February, 1877. Volume Two ended with the number for January, 1881, which was also the final issuing of the paper. Each issue comprised twelve double-columned pages (except No. 83, Vol. 1, which includes a supplement), thirteen inches high and printed on thick coated paper, with frequent illustrations, and advertisements. The printer John Fraser, was also the editor. The contents of his periodical indicate that he was an ambitious and sharp-witted journalist with a preference for catholic literature. The Tobacco Plant was devoted to the cause of encouraging "class feeling among smokers by reminding them not only of the mellow delights of the habit they shared but also of the way in which tobacco permeated history." Altick p. 339.

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         Novum Testamentum Graece Ad Antiquissimos Testes Denuo Recensuit Delectuque Critico Ac Prolegomenis Instruxit Constaninus de Tischendorf Editio Critica Minor Ex VIII. Maiore Desumpta

      Lipsiae: J. C. Hinrichs Bibliopola 1877 - | 7½" x 4¾". 1056pp. | Carries a second title page from the 1870 edition of Hermann Mendelssohn. Half-leather binding with five raised banks. Marbled lining papers. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. Leather binding is worn and rubbed, heavily at the corners, with a 1" split to the join of the upper board and the head of the spine. Small sticker to the front pastedown. Small shop stamp to the blank and first title page with a signature to the blank. Pages lightly age-tanned overall but with some gathers more heavily so, and scattered foxing throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed, regarding photographing children.

      Oxford, Christ Church, 21 Feb 1877 - 2 pages, small octavo (155 × 102 mm), written in purple ink. Name of recipient blocked out, short split at foot of fold, creased where folded twice for posting, excellent condition. An extraordinary letter, in Dodgson's most elusive ironic mood, which provides a number of teasing hints for those seeking to understand the nature of his relationships with the children he photographed. The surname of the recipient has been obliterated with blank ink swirls over Dodgson's characteristic purple ink, but could possibly be Sewell. The letter reads in full: "Ch. Ch. Feb 21/77. Dear Miss [erased], Thank you for a sight of the pretty photographs: but don't keep the child in for me. I am fearfully busy. And what could Miss Lloyd have been thinking to say such things of me! She must have taken some remark of mine about liking children, & have said to herself 'For "some" read "all": for "girls" read "boys": and for "ten" read "two".' Such a method of exegesis is wholly unsound; & yet she professes to be an admirer of Dr. Liddon! Believe me, yours very truly, C. L. Dodgson" Miss Lloyd was Catherine E. Lloyd, eight years his senior and the sister of a college friend. He remained friends with her until the end of his life, and they were still holidaying together at Eastbourne when they were both in their sixties. She was guardian or chaperone of Isabel Seymour, another child-friend of Dodgson. Dr Henry Parry Liddon (1829-1890), the Anglo-Catholic clergyman and biblical scholar, was also a long-term friend of Dodgson's.

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