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        Variétés Girondines ou Essai historique et archéologique sur la partie du Diocèse de Bazas renfermée entre la Garonne et la Dordogne (9 fascicules en 5 Volumes - Complet)

      Féret et Fils 1878 - E.O., 9 fascicules en 2 vol. in-8 reliés demi-basane marron ornée, Féret et Fils, Bordeaux, 1878-1883, 551 et 1 f. n. ch. (errata) ; 575 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (errata) et 3 fascicules brochés (dernier tome) : Féret et Fils, Bordeaux, 1886, 623 pp. Rare exemplaire bien complet des 36 eaux-fortes (12 pl. au Tome 1, 16 pl. au tome 2, 18 fig. en 17 pl. au tome 3) d'une des oeuvres majeures du grand aquafortiste girondin. Les 3 derniers fascicules sont encore brochés, tels que que parus, leurs dos sont fendus, mais en agréable état intérieur, et il s'agirait de les relier à l'imitation des 2 premiers tomes. Les deux premiers tomes, reliés, sont en bon état (dos lég. frottés, qq. décharge du texte sur les premières eaux-fortes du tome I, très petites taches d'encre sur tranches du tome 2 n'affectant aucunement le texte ou les planches). Un ensemble très recherché, à saisir très rapidement. Dans cet ouvrage remarquable, magnifiquement illustré de ses propres gravures, Léo Drouyn évoque notamment les localités suivantes : Tome 1 : Château de Blaignac, Lugagna, Saint-Aubin-de-Blaignac, Naujan, Postiac, Romagne, Rauzan, Jugazan, Bellefont, Courpiac, Lugasson, Cessac, Frontenac, La Veyrie ; Tome 2 : Saint-Vincent-de-Pertignas, Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac, Pujols, Saint-Pey-de-Castets, Sainte-Florence, Brugnac, Ruch, etc. ; Tome 3 : Sallebruneau, Blazimont, Toudenac, Martres, Coirac, Castelvieil, Saint-André-du-Bois, Sauveterre-de-Guienne, Puch, Daubèze, etc. Il propose également une belle étude sur Ezéchiel du Mas, Comte de Mélac. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN INLAND VOYAGE

      C. Kegan Paul & Co., London 1878 - Full early 20th century polished calf, spine gilt extra, gilt labels, t.e.g., original decorated cloth spine and upper panel bound in at the rear. Bookplate. A couple of light smudges to fore-edge, joints lightly rubbed, but a very good copy. First edition of the author's first formal book publication, preceded by several pamphlets and offprints. The edition consisted of 750 copies, and includes a pictorial extra-title by Walter Crane. It would be three years before a second printing was required. BEINECKE 12. PRIDEAUX 1.

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        Polar colonization. Memorial to Congress and action of Scientific and Commercial Associations.

      Beresford nd [ca 1878], Washington - Three separate titles bound together. POLAR COLONIZATION. 23 cm; 143 pages. Folding map frontispiece (repaired along fold) and 2 plates. Bound in 1/4 polished leather over cloth, ruled on spine in gilt and black, with red leather label titled in gilt. Reference: Arctic Bibliography 7545[BOUND WITH]Benjamin A. WILLIS. EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC SEAS: REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS. Washington, D.C.: House of Representatives Committee on Naval Affairs, February 7, 1877. 13 pages. Report #181 of the 44th Congress. One leaf torn and repaired, another with closed tear along fore-edge.[BOUND WITH] Charles P. DALY. GEOGRAPHICAL WORK OF THE WORLD IN 1877: ANNUAL ADDRESS. New York: American Geographical Society, 1878. 76 pages. Howgate, an officer in the United States army, devised a scheme to settle an American colony in the Canadian Arctic, at Lady Franklin Bay on the northeast extremity of Ellesmere Island. In 1877, he outfitted the "Florence" under command of George E. Tyson, to sail north to begin preparations for the larger plan. Howgate failed to sell the plan in Washington, however, and the "Florence" returned the following year. This volume outlines the plan for the colony and reports on the progress of the "Florence." Howgate later embezzled money from the U.S. Government, and ended up hiding out disguised as an antiquarian bookseller in New York City until his arrest.The second item, the Willis report to Congress, considers progress on the bill to "fit out an expedition to the North Pole, and to establish a temporary colony." and endorses a proposal before Congress to fund an expedition with $50,000. The bill represented Howgate's plan for a "polar colony" to be established at Lady Franklin Bay for the purpose of making scientific observations and reaching the North Pole. Although the $50,000 appropriation passed the House of Representatives on February 9, 1877, it stalled in the Senate due to the objections of General Tecumseh Sherman, commander of the US Army, who had no interest in diverting Army resources to the Arctic. Congressional support for an observation station at Lady Franklin Bay would not be approved until 1880. Judge Patrick Daly served as president of the American Geographical Society from 1864 to 1899. His annual addresses, "Geographical Work of the World" provided astute and comprehensive summaries of exploring activities. For his 1878 address, Daly touted the progress of geo-science and exploration around the world, including allusions to the exhibition of Foucault's Pendulum at the Paris World's Fair, and the invention of the phonograph, "a wonderful triumph in physics. by means of which words spoken by the human voice can be stored up, transmitted to any part of the globe, and reproduced again." In addition to several summaries of explorations of the Western United States and other parts of the globe, there is a lengthy section on attempts to recover information about the Franklin Expedition. Daly reports on the information obtained by the whaling captain Thomas Barry from the Inuit of Repulse Bay that the long-lost journals of the Franklin expedition may have been preserved in a cairn on King William Island. The information would lead to the Geographical's Society's sponsorship under the command of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, which confirmed that no such records had survived. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Polar colonization.

      Washington: Beresford, n.d. [ca. 1878]. Very Good/Howgate, an officer in the United States army, devised a scheme to settle an American colony in the Canadian Arctic, at Lady Franklin Bay on the northeast extremity of Ellesmere Island. In 1877, he outfitted the "Florence" under command of George E. Tyson, to sail north to begin preparations for the larger plan.Howgate failed to sell the plan in Washington, however, and the "Florence" returned the following year. This volume outlines the plan for the colony and reports on the progress of the "Florence." Howgate later embezzled money from the U.S. Government, and ended up hiding out disguised as an antiquarian bookseller in New York City until his arrest.The second item, the Willis report to Congress, considers progress on the bill to "fit out an expedition to the North Pole, and to establish a temporary colony..." and endorses a proposal before Congress to fund an expedition with $50,000. The bill represented Howgate's plan for a "polar colony" to be established at Lady Franklin Bay for the purpose of making scientific observations and reaching the North Pole. Although the $50,000 appropriation passed the House of Representatives on February 9, 1877, it stalled in the Senate due to the objections of General Tecumseh Sherman, commander of the US Army, who had no interest in diverting Army resources to the Arctic. Congressional support for an observation station at Lady Franklin Bay would not be approved until 1880. Judge Patrick Daly served as president of the American Geographical Society from 1864 to 1899. His annual addresses, "Geographical Work of the World" provided astute and comprehensive summaries of exploring activities. For his 1878 address, Daly touted the progress of geo-science and exploration around the world, including allusions to the exhibition of Foucault's Pendulum at the Paris World's Fair, and the invention of the phonograph, "a wonderful triumph in physics... by means of which words spoken by the human voice can be stored up, transmitted to any part of the globe, and reproduced again."In addition to several summaries of explorations of the Western United States and other parts of the globe, there is a lengthy section on attempts to recover information about the Franklin Expedition. Daly reports on the information obtained by the whaling captain Thomas Barry from the Inuit of Repulse Bay that the long-lost journals of the Franklin expedition may have been preserved in a cairn on King William Island. The information would lead to the Geographical's Society's sponsorship under the command of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, which confirmed that no such records had survived.. Three separate titles bound together. POLAR COLONIZATION. 23 cm; 143 pages. Folding map frontispiece (repaired along fold) and 2 plates. Bound in 1/4 polished leather over cloth, ruled on spine in gilt and black, with red leather label titled in gilt. Reference: Arctic Bibliography 7545[BOUND WITH]Benjamin A. WILLIS. EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC SEAS: REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS. Washington, D.C.: House of Representatives Committee on Naval Affairs, February 7, 1877. 13 pages. Report #181 of the 44th Congress. One leaf torn and repaired, another with closed tear along fore-edge.[BOUND WITH] Charles P. DALY. GEOGRAPHICAL WORK OF THE WORLD IN 1877: ANNUAL ADDRESS. New York: American Geographical Society, 1878. 76 pages.

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        L'art et l'industrie de tous les peuples à l'exposition universelle de 1878

      First Edition copiously illustrated wood engraved in-text and inset. Gold edged cardboard cartel in red beveled signed Engel tail. Smooth back richly adorned with various mosaic ornaments of black. Large special plate with the arms of the city of Paris framed by 2 naked victories, 2 medals. Large frieze of greek and lace. second board with succession of frames in black. Brown guards. Friction in headdresses, corners. Scattered foxing.Nice copy, very solid and uniform, with clean gold.In addition to the classic presentation of the exhibition, with its pavilions, this publication includes important chapters devoted to machinery, mining, metallurgy, mechanics, railways and gas. Librairie illustrée Paris 1878 (S.d.) In-4 (23x31cm) 613pp. relié

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        THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC, Or How to Become a Wizard.

      London, George Routledge and Sons, 1878.. FIRST EDITION 1878, translated and edited with notes by PROFESSOR HOFFMANN. 8vo, approximately 190 x 130 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, frontispiece and text illustrations, pages: xix, 1-373, [1], plus 6 pages of publisher's adverts, original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt title to upper cover and a picture of a conjurer, all edges gilt, small bookbinder's label on rear pastedown and small bookseller's label to first pastedown. Pale foxing to top of frontispiece, no tissue guard, slightest shelf wear to head and tail of spine and corners, otherwise a very good plus copy. See: Clarke and Blind, page 66; Swann Galleries,The Neil See Collection, No. 212; Short-Title Catalogue of Works on Psychical Research, Legerdemain etc., compiled by Harry Price, page 327. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sharh Diwan al-Hamasa. FOUR VOLUMES IN TWO.

      Boulaq, Cairo 1878 - Volume I: [3] (contents), 234 pp/ Volume II: [3] (contents), 202 pp/ Volume III: [5] (contents), 197 pp/ Volume IV: [5] (contents), 188 pp, Arabic text within borders, browned paper, previous owner’s inscription on front fly leaf of vol.1 and 3, small stamp at the end, set in good condition. TheHamasa is a genre of Arabic poetry that "recounts chivalrous exploits in the context of military glories and victories". In this work Yahya al-Tabrizi comments on a selection of ancient Arabic poetry which was selected by Abu Tammam Habib bin ‘Aws al-Ta’i. According to the reference book "Kashf al-Zunun", about twenty-eight Arab and Muslim scholars commented on Sharh Diwan al-Hamasa which was collected by Abu Tammam. Abu Tammam is best known in literature by his 9th century compilation of early poems known as theDiwan al-Hamasa. This work is one of the greatest anthologies of Arabic literature ever written. Abu Tammam gathered these poems when he was snowbound inHamadan, where he had access to an excellent library belonging to his friend Abu al-Wafa Ibn Salama. There are ten books of poems in theHamasa, all classified by subject. Some of them are selections from longer poems. A later anthology by the same name was compiled by the poet al-Buhturi, and the term has been used in modern times to mean "heroicepic". Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Allegoria sull'Impero Inglese - Ombre. progresso e civiltà rigirano il mondo. Molti credono l'Inghilterra una piccola biscia, e ben vediamo che è un serpentone

      1878. Raffigurazione allegorica dell'Impero Inglese presentato come un enorme biscione che stritola la terra tra le sue spire, mentre il Progresso e la Civiltà fanno rigirare il mondo ed alle loro spalle fanno capolino le ombre di: Virgilio, Dante, Tasso, Mazzini, Cavour, Vittorio Emanuele ed il Thiers. Al retro, la raffigurazione allegorica viene descritta dalla Segretariessa Berta: "...La sua testa spaventosa poggia sull'Irlanda, ove inghiotte chiunque gli si ribella...Il collo è sulla Scozia e il principio del suo corpo sulla vera Inghilterra. Di là svolgendosi sull'Oceano Atlantico, viene a posare su Gibilterra e sull'altra riva dello stretto, che è l'Africa... copre coll'influenza dell'astuzia e con quella delle armi tutta la costa africana del Mediterraneo... Dippoi nel mar Ionio avvolge Malta, le isole dell'Arcipelago, stritola Cipro e si ricurva sulla Turchia... in cui fa da padrone. Dalla Turchia Europea passa all'Asiatica, poi all'istmo di Suez, e di nuovo all'Egitto e all'Abissinia... E per tutte le regioni Africane cui costeggia il Mar Rosso e il golfo Persico si stende e torcendosi nell'Oceano Indiano, va a formare un nodo tremendo nei possedimenti d'India... Traversa l'Arcipelago Australiano, dove si posa su molte isole accanto ai selvaggi e ravvolge tutto il continente d'Australia conosciuto... Risale sull'Oceano Celeste e su altre isole che ivi s'è prese e poderosamente stringe il lembo della China, ove da Hong-Hong le impone a cannonate di fumar oppio, e così pure il Giappone... Il grosso animale si svolge su tutto l'Oceano Pacifico e le sue isole, tocca l'America e con più nodi l'abbraccia, dove ha grandi colonie, e schiaccia il Canadà... Eccolo allungarsi sull'Oceano Atlantico fino ai possedimenti Africani di Sierra Leona, torcersi sull'Ascensione, attraversar di nuovo l'Atlantico posandosi sull'America nella Guiana Inglese donde ripassa per stringere Sant'Elena, ritoccando l'Africa, ove la sua coda serpeggia su Transvaal e sul capo delle Colonie, annodandosi sull'Isola di San Maurizio.". Ottima conservazione, tratta da "Il Papagallo"

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        Aus dem Schwabenland. Malerische Ansichten in Landschaft und Architectur.

      Stgt., Neff, (1878). 41 x 32 cm. 32 Bl. Mit Holzstich-Titel und 31 farblithogr. Tafeln. OLwd. mit Goldpräg. und Goldschnitt. Prächtiges Ansichtenwerk mit den Farblithographien nach Robert Stielers Vorlagen. Enthält Gesamt- und Teilansichten von Esslingen, Friedrichshafen, Heilbronn, Lauffen, Marbach, Ravensburg, Reutlingen, Schwäbisch Hall, Stuttgart (2), Tübingen, Ulm, Urach u.a. - Einband gering bestoßen. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Traicté de la forme et devis comme on faict les tournois par Olivier de la Marche, Hardouin de la Jaille, Anthoine de la Sale etc. Mis en ordre par Bernard Prost enrichi de 16 planches, dont 9 doubles coloriées au pinceau avec le plus grand soin et rehausées d'or

      A. Barraud, Paris 1878 - 25x16 cm, bella ed elegante rilegatura in mezza pelle con grandi angoli, dorso diviso da 4 nervi circondati da filetti che contengono il titolo in oro e una spada con scudo araldico policromi, piatti e risguardi marmorizzati, taglio superiore dorato; conserva la brossura originale; pp. xix, 259, (5), 16 tavole a colori di cui una protetta da velina e 9 su doppia pagina fuori testo; edizione numerata di 260 esemplari, il nostro n. 74; ex libris calcografico, privato al risguardo Perfetto esemplare, con ottima colorazione delle tavole [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT, or the Sources of the Nile Around the Great lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

      New York: Harper and Brothers, [1878]. 2 volumes. The American issue of the first edition, an early printing without the date on the title-page. Numerous illustrations and maps throughout, including 34 full page plates and two very large folding maps in rear pockets of each volume. Thick 8vo, publisher's original forest green cloth pictorially decorated in an overall elaborate design incorporating vibrant colours and gilt, spines similarly decorated and blocked. xiv, 522; ix, 566 pp. An unusually fine and bright set, remarkably so, internally near pristine, the cloth bright and fresh with no fading whatsoever, the gilt bright as new, trivial splitting at the edges of the map folds only. ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE AFRICAN OEUVRE. THIS COPY IN THE PUBLISHER'S FINE DECORATED CLOTH BINDINGS IN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION. After the death of Livingstone, Stanley resolved to return to Africa and finish his work, and also to resolve some of the problems introduced by Burton and Speke. Livingstone had considered it his mission to finish mapping and studying Central Africa, resolve some of the questions about the source of the Nile and to report on the doings of the slave traders, a practice that Livingstone spoke actively against. Criticized even at the time for what many considered his harsh treatment of the native peoples, Stanley did manage to finish what Livingstone had started and open up Central Africa to the west. When Stanley made his first journey, he was one of a very few white people on the entire continent. Within the twenty years which elapsed after Stanley's first journey, the continent was being viewed as a commercial, political, and strategic destiny by many of the countries in Europe. A very elusive title now, in the deluxe bindings.

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        Konvolut von 2 Bänden aus der Reihe Medicinische Hausbücher. Gebunden in einem Band: Medicinische Hausbücher Bd. 33: J. Goliner, Die Ernährung des kranken Menschen, insbesondere der Magen- und Darmleiden. Ein populärer Wegweiser für die diätetische Pflege. Und Medicinische Hausbücher Bd. 31, J. Goliner, Die Magen-, Leber- und Darm- Krankheiten. Ihre Ursachen, Verhütung und diätetische Behandlung. Mit Abbildungen. Mit div. Werbeanhang.

      Hampel,, Berlin, 1878 - 20 x 16 cm. cm. 93 / 113 S. ISBN: Keine. . Bibliothekseinband: Original brauner Halbledereinband. Deckel mit Marmorüpapier bezoge / handgeschriebenes Rückenschildchen. Div. Bibliotheksstempel. No Jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Teilweise ist das gefaltete Papier vom Werbeanhang sehr brüchig bzw. schon eingerissen. Schönes Exemplar dieser so seltenen Schriften. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! R1B6 (HL). Jpg.

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        Tasmanian Flowers and Ferns, Christmas 1878.

      Not published, Tasmania 1878 - Folio album (445x310mm) of 73 heavy paper leaves (numbered 1 to 42 from the front, then 43-73 from the rear, with the volume to be turned upside down. Green leather with gilt rules and decorative borders, title blocked in gilt on the upper board, rebacked with brass corner pieces added; a few marks to both boards. The title is in manuscript (with an appropriate verse from Cowper below), and mounted on the recto of each leaf is a specimen of Tasmanian flora, sewn to the page, with a caption (species and location) in manuscript at the foot of the page; tissue guards inserted. ***Privately compiled. Most of the specimens are from Tasmania's north-east: the Blue Tier, Gould's Country, Georges Bay. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays. Second Series [Autograph Letter Signed to Author's Niece]

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1878 - New and Revised Edition. 12mo., original cloth lettered in gilt, black design on front cover and blind design on rear cover, all edges stained red, green endpapers. Lucy Lowell's copy (niece of Ralph Waldo Emerson) with an Autograph Letter from Emerson signed 'Uncle Waldo Emerson'. The letter reads in part: My Dear Lucy, I am very happy in your invitation for Friday. I shall certainly obey it, if I can. We have two near friends in near houses who I fear, cannot live many days; but there is some account today of relief. And I have a great desire to see you and your family. Emerson's letter is dated February 4th, and the two near friends in near houses referred to in the letter were Susan Haven Emerson, who died on February 8, 1868 and Lucy Cotton (Jackson) Brown who died February 9, 1868. Both were sisters in law of Waldo Emerson. The letter is reinforced with tape at the folds and is affixed to a preliminary page in the book. In a cloth case mislabeled 'Poems'. Very scarce association copy with ALS to a family member of the author. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Caisse de retraites des commis d'agents de change de Paris tome I statuts et comptes rendus annuels 1878 à 1902. Tome II : Comptes rendus annuels 1903 à 1908

      [S.l. : s.n., n.d.?] 1878 - Deux volumes reliés demi-chagrin de l'époque, gravés à froid sur les plats et ornés de volutes art nouveau. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de filets dorés et entre-nerfs de bouquets d'acanthes montés en quinconce, tranches dorés. Les reliures sont en état magnifiques. Coupes inférieures du tome II à peine frottées. Le monopole des agents de change, privilège de la noblesse, fait partie des cibles des Révolutionnaires français qui prennent le pouvoir avec l'instauration de la Ire République. Le 14 avril 1791, l'Assemblée nationale examine un projet de réforme de la Bourse défendu par le député girondin François Buzot, qui réclame l'abolition du monopole des agents de change dans une optique libérale1. « Si les agents de change croient mériter la confiance publique, qu'ils ne redoutent pas la perte de leur privilège : la confiance les suivra sous le régime de la liberté, et ils conserveront le premier rang » affirme ainsi le député devant l'Assemblée. Le projet de loi est adopté le 8 mai 1791 et les offices d'agents de change sont supprimés. La profession devient libre, mais ne se développe pas pour autant au cours des années suivantes à cause des difficultés financières que traverse la France au cours de la décennie révolutionnaire. Le 19 mars 1801 (28 ventôse an IX), sous le Consulat de Napoléon Bonaparte, la profession des agents de change est rétablie. Le Code du commerce de 1807 donne à la profession le statut définitif qu'elle conservera jusqu'en 1987, établissant que les agents de change, « ayant seuls le droit de faire les négociations des effets publics et autres susceptibles d'être cotés », bénéficient donc de nouveau d'une situation de monopole sur l'intermédiation boursière. Par ce choix, les auteurs du Code du commerce « renouent, sous les couleurs novatrices de l'Empire, avec une très vieille tradition d'Ancien Régime » commente l'historien Jean-Marie Thiveaud. Pour Laure Quennouëlle-Corre, ce choix est surtout « le fruit d'une volonté politique de Bonaparte, qui souhaite faire surveiller le marché et s'assurer du cours de la rente via des intermédiaires boursiers sûrs (.), l'idée étant à la fois de renforcer la sécurité sur le marché et de restaurer la confiance dans les titres publics ». À partir de 1826, les agents de change exercent leur fonction à Paris au sein du Palais Brongniart. Jusqu'à la fin du XIXe siècle, la Bourse de Paris connaît un fort développement, jusqu'à devenir la seconde place financière mondiale après Londres et devant New York juste avant la Première Guerre mondiale. D'abord très concentré sur les rentes d'État (obligations d'État) qui constituent le produit quasi-unique du marché financier français à l'époque de la Restauration, le marché parisien s'élargit rapidement aux échanges d'actions : 811 entreprises sont ainsi référencées à la cote officielle de la Bourse de Paris. Face à l'engouement des investisseurs pour les produits financiers dans le courant du siècle, et alors que le numerus closus des charges d'agents de change reste fixe (il augmente à 70 charges avant de revenir à 60 au cours du siècle), la négociation des titres se fait parfois en-dehors des charges d'agents de change, notamment par des courtiers libres (dits « coulissiers ») qui s'occupent principalement d'échanges sur le marché à terme à partir des années 18206. Agents de change et coulissiers entretiennent de très mauvaises relations, les premiers faisant régulièrement des procès pour délit d'immixion aux seconds, qui ne siègent pas au Palais Brongniart. À partir des années 18707, les agents de change deviennent également concurrencés par la « haute banque » (Mallet, Neuflize, Hottinguer, Mirabaud et Rothschild) qui organisent d'abord les placements de titres lors des nouvelles introductions en Bourse, puis prennent en charge la cotation de titres spéculatifs non admis à la négociation sur le parquet du Palais Brongniart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, plus additional dated autograph

      1878. To "My dear Mrs. Wood." 4 pages (all sides of a bifolium). South Berwick [Maine]: 13 August 1878. Signed "Sarah O. Jewett." The text of this letter reads:~Here is the Boat song for you, and it was very good of you to care for it. And I am very glad to have the chance to tell you how much I enjoyed being with you while I was at Rye and how sorry I am that we live so far apart that I shall not be likely to see you often. It was so kind of you to ask Julia and me to visit you and wouldn't it be charming if some happy day that plan came true! But I am afraid Julia and I will hardly see each other for a long time to come, though I made brave plans when I was with her, for joining her abroad. That is the sorrow of being so fond of one's friends as I am -- one is so sorry when one sees one's best friends seldom but after all I can't help remembering that by and bye when one looks back from another world, separation will seem such a little thing and the lessons learned from it so grand and so sweet.~I am heartily glad to be in my own dear home, yet I have been really homesick to get back to Little Boar's Head. I always miss the sea terribly, when I leave it, and I have been very happy, these last few weeks. I have a great many pleasant things to remember and one of the best is knowing you dear Mrs. Wood. I wish you were here now -- I'm sure you would poke a little bit of fun at me for the way I am writing, with the light perched on some books and some letter paper in the top drawer of my desk. But I wished to send you this by the morning's post, and I hardly ever write in the evening. Good night! Please give my love to the children especially to Sarah. I hope you will not forget me, for I shall often think of you. Yours sincerely & lovingly...~We have not been able to identify the recipient Mrs. Wood, but she does not sound like a close acquaintance. The two women had apparently just been summer-resort guests at Little Boar's Head in Rye, New Hampshire -- then quite a fashionable seaside resort town (just 20 miles from Sarah's home in South Berwick, Maine -- and just ashore from Sarah's literary friend Celia Thaxter). Sarah had apparently told Mrs. Wood that she would send her a copy of her poem "Boat Song" (not included here). Sarah then mentions "Julia" -- and this would most likely be Julia Ward Howe, an acquaintance of Sarah who would stop in for visits in South Berwick. It was in mid-1878 that Julia, two years after her husband's death and upon completion of a western lecture tour for women's suffrage, headed off to Europe (she would return in mid-1879) -- as referred to in this letter.~This is a nice early Jewett letter -- her first book DEEPHAVEN had just come out the preceding year. The letter is in fine condition (once folded). Also included is a half-sheet of stationery on which Sarah provided a handsome example of her signature followed by "'Little Boar's Head' 2nd August 1878": while the two women were guests at the resort, Mrs. Wood must have asked Sarah for her autograph -- and then put it with this letter upon the letter's arrival in the mail, a couple of weeks later.

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        Gewerbehalle. Organ für den Fortschritt in allen Zweigen der Kunstindustrie. Unter Mitwirkung bewährter Fachmänner redigirt von Wilhelm Bäumer, Profeßor der Architectur am Holztechnikum in Stuttgart, und Julius Schnurr, Zeichner, sowie Adolf Schill, Architekt in Stuttgart.

      Stuttgart. Engelhorn.1878 u.a. 8 Bände. 38 x 27 cm. Moderner Karton mit Rvg. u. marm. Deckeln. Sehr gut erhalten. SAMMLUNG VON 1178 GANZSEITIGEN ABBILDUNGEN, EINIGE DAVON IN FARBE, IN ACHT PRIVATEN EINBÄNDEN. Gezeigt werden u.a. Darstellungen von Schmuck, Porzellan, Möbel, Schreinerei, Architektur, Tapeten, Beschläge, Stoffmuster usw. es werden alle Handwerke der zeit erfasst, sowohl in Deutschland wie auch Weltweit. --------------- EINE FUNDGRUBE FÜR ALLE KÜNSTLERISCHEN UND HANDWERKLICHEN BERUFE. Nur 1 Titelblatt (1878).Bäumer: Wilhelm B., Architekt, geboren am 18. April 1829 zu Ravensburg, † am 4. November 1895 zu Straßburg. Seine erste Ausbildung erhielt derselbe in der polytechnischen Schule in Stuttgart und arbeitete dann in der Praxis auf verschiedenen Baubureaus, 1854 ging er nach Paris, um sich auf der Ecole des Beaux Arts weiterzubilden; dort wurde er durch mehrere Preise ausgezeichnet. 1858 erhielt er eine Professur an der polytechnischen Schule in Stuttgart, wo für ihn eine ersprießliche Lehrthätigkeit begann; er führte seine Schüler besonders auch in die Baugeschichte ein, zu welchem Behuf er vielfach Excursionen veranstaltete. Als Resultat dieser Reisen entstandengewöhnlich artistische Publicationen, welche die Schüler selbst autographirten. 1863 gründete B. mit dem Zeichner Schnorr die in sechs Sprachen verbreitete \"Gewerbehalle\", von welcher 1870 20 000 Exemplare gedruckt wurden. Durch seine Bemühungen entstand auch im J. 1869 in Stuttgart eine Kunstgewerbeschule, deren erster Vorstand er war. Zu dieser Zeit beschäftigte ihn lebhaft die Concurrenz zum Wiener Nordbahnhof, wobei er als Sieger hervorging und die Ausführung erhielt. Nach Wien übergesiedelt, entfaltete der rührige Mann dort eine überaus umfangreiche Thätigkeit, welche aber nachtheilige Folgen für seine Gesundheit mit sich brachte. 1874 nach Stuttgart zurückgekehrt bewarb er sich wieder um eine Lehrstelle, und es gelang ihm nach einigen Jahren privater Thätigkeit, die Directorstelle am Polytechnikum in Karlsruhe zu erhalten. Nach fünf Jahren war er aber genöthigt diese Stelle niederzulegen und im Schwarzwald Erholung zu suchen. Dort im Bade Freiersbach gründete er eine gewerbliche Fortbildungsschule und nahm dann 1884 seinen Wohnsitz in Straßburg, wo er kurze Zeit auch als Privatdocent an der Universität Vorlesungen hielt, im übrigen als Privatarchitekt und Zeichenlehrer wirkte. In der Mehrzahl seiner Stuttgarter Bauten zeigt B. einen entschiedenen Einfluß seiner auf der Ecole des Beaux Arts gewonnenen Eindrücke, welche Richtung damals die classicistische Renaissance mit gräcisirenden Details bevorzugte. Auch auf das Kunstgewerbe suchte er diese Richtung zu übertragen. Daß er auch in fremde Stile sich einzuleben verstand beweist die von ihm ausgeführte sogenannte Damascener Halle der k. Wilhelma in Cannstadt. B. war vielfach auch litterarisch thätig; außer vielen Aufsätzen in die \"Gewerbehalle\" und andere bautechnische Zeitschriften, schrieb er: \"Das bürgerliche Wohnhaus bei den Griechen und Römern, im deutschen Mittelalter usw.\" (Stuttgart 1862), \"Das ehemalige Lusthaus in Stuttgart\" (1869), \"Ueber römische Bäder, gewidmet zur 400jährigen Jubiläumsfeier der Eberhard Karl-Universität zu Tübingen\" (Wien 1877).; ------------------ Adolf Schill, häufig auch Adolph Schill (* 14. Mai 1848 in Stuttgart; † 10. November 1911 in Düsseldorf), war ein deutscher Architekt, Innenarchitekt, Kunstgewerbler, Illustrator und Maler des Historismus. Als Hochschullehrer wirkte er zwischen 1880 und 1911 an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf und prägte so die spätere Phase der Düsseldorfer Malerschule mit. Auch Schüler der Bildhauerei studierten bei ihm. Schill besuchte von 1864 bis 1870 die Königliche Vereinigte Kunst-, Real- und Gewerbe-Schule Stuttgart, wo er von den Eklektizisten Christian Friedrich von Leins in Architektur und Adolf Gnauth in Stilkunde unterrichtet wurde. Von 1870 bis 1874 vertiefte er seine Architekturkenntnisse beim Bau des Wiener Ringtheaters unter Emil von Förster. Sodann trat er eine zweijährige Bildungsreise nach Italien an, die sein Schönheitsempfinden nachhaltig prägte. Später bereiste er noch mehrfach wieder Italien. Zwischen 1876 und 1880 redigierte Schill – als Nachfolger von Wilhelm Sophonias Bäumer – die Zeitschrift Gewerbehalle, das im Stuttgarter Verlag Engelhorn herausgegebene „Organ für Fortschritt in allen Zweigen der Kunstindustrie“. 1880 wurde Schill – als Nachfolger von Wilhelm Lotz, der 1879 plötzlich verstorben war – Professor für Dekoration und Ornamentik an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie; diese Stellung bekleidete er bis zu seinem Lebensende im Jahr 1911. Als Leiter einer sogenannten „Dekorations-“ oder „Architekturklasse“ vermittelte er vielen Studenten Grundkenntnisse in Stilkunde und Architektur, die für die Ausführung monumentaler Wandmalereien unentbehrlich waren. Eine „Sammlung der Gypsabgüsse aus kunstgewerblichen und dekorativen Mustern“ stellte er für Unterrichtszwecke zusammen. Schills Aquarellmalereien, die er nach Reisestudien anfertigte, hatten großen Einfluss auf seine Schüler. Wie viele andere Akteure der Kunstszene Düsseldorfs war auch Schill ein Mitglied des Künstlervereins „Malkasten“. Im öffentlichen Leben Düsseldorfs trat Schill als Preisrichter bei Wettbewerben zur Errichtung von Denkmälern in Erscheinung, etwa beim Moltkedenkmal. 1882 heiratete Schill in der Trinitatiskirche in Elberfeld Emmy Simons (* 30. August 1858 in Elberfeld), eine Nichte des Architekten Walter Kyllmann, die ihm die Kinder Lisbeth, Adolf, Addy und Lore gebar. 1889 wohnte Schill mit seiner Familie in der Blumenstraße 12, damals ein Straßenzug in einem gründerzeitlichen Neubauviertel Düsseldorfs. Im Januar 1912 wurde Schill durch eine Gedächtnisausstellung im Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Düsseldorf geehrt. Die Gedenkrede hielt Heinrich Kraeger.; Quelle; wiki. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 19. Jahrhundert; Architektur; Gefäße, Becher, Schale, Krüge; Industrie; Kunstgeschichte, Kunstgewerbe, Kunsthandwerk; Kunstindustrie; Möbel; Ornamente, Jahrbücher, Yearbooks; Monatsschrift; Zeitschriften, Hefte

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        Documents inédits sur les faïences charentaises D'Angoulême, L'Houmeau Garde-Épée, Saint-Eutrope-de-Montmoreau et Cognac, suivis de quelques notes sur les faïenceries de la Charente-Inférieure. 15 sujets en couleur retouchés à la main

      Chez l'Auteur, Amiens 1878 - Demi chagrin de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant le titre doré. Un volume in-12 (177x113 mm) (4)-iv-92 pages et 8 planches hors texte Plat inférieur abîmé Partiellement non coupé Édition originale que l'on ne rencontre que très rarement ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter chagreen, spine gilt in six compartments lettered in gilt. 12mo (177x113 mm) (4)-iv-92 pages and 8 plates Lower cover chipped . Rare first edition In 12 / 12mo 238g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Odessa. Vue de la petite Fontaine.

      - 1878. Original photograph, albumen print, 26,1 x 43,4 cm, on original mount. KEYWORDS:russia/odessa/ukraine/photo

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        Illustrirtes Conchylienbuch. Erster [und zweiter] Band.

      Nürnberg: Verlag von Bauer und Raspe. Emil Küster ohne Jahr [1878]. - XVI, 143, (1) Seiten; 145-391, (1) Seiten. Mit zusammen 2354 Figuren von der Hand des Verfassers auf 112 lithographierten blattgroßen Tafeln. Offenbar einzige Ausgabe des üppig mit detailreichen schwarz-weißen Lithographien aus der Feder des Verfassers illustrierten Werks; das Vorwort zum ersten Band datiert auf März 1878 (entgegen der Angabe 1876-81 bei Nissen, Die zoologische Buchillustration 2241). - Die vorderen Außengelenke etwas berieben und stellenweise leicht fadenscheinig. Minimale Aufhellung an Vorderdeckel von Band 2, sonst äußerlich tadellos und in schönen, unrestaurierten Einbänden der Zeit. - Vorsätze und Titel etwas stockfleckig, die Tafeln leicht abweichend gebräunt und gelegentlich -zumeist am Blattrand außerhalb der Darstellung- nicht gravierend stockfleckig. Wenige Tafeln vor dem Einbinden am Außensteg etwas zu kurz beschnitten (weit außerhalb des Bildrandes, wenig auffällig) und teilweise professionell ergänzt. - Erfreulich sauberes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar, in diesem Zustand nicht häufig. - Mit Besitzeintrag auf den Vorsätzen; aus guter Bremer Provenienz. - Einige wenige Ergänzungen und Bemerkungen in alter Tinte, hinterer Vorsatz von Band 2 mit Artenliste in Bleistift. - Kobelt wollte mit seinem grundlegenden Werk den Mangel an bezahlbaren und wissenschaftlich aktuellen Werken zur Conchylienkunde beheben. Beschrieben und gezeigt werden um die 2000 bekanntesten weltweit vorkommenden Arten. - Der Vorzug des Sammelns von Muscheln und Schnecken liege auf der Hand: "Mineralien aber und Conchylien verstauben wohl, aber sie leiden nicht von der Zeit", und der reife Mann könne mit der Leidenschaft seiner Jugendjahre ungehemmt fortfahren, während etwa "die vergänglichen Insecten längst eine Beute der Motten, Pelzkäfer und Staubläuse geworden" seien. - Mit einer längeren Einleitung zu Habitaten, Terminologie, Kunstsprache, Sammel- und Aufstellungshinweisen, Bibliographie und ausführlicher Taxonomie, Artenliste und -beschreibung. - Der Mediziner, Heimatforscher und Malakologe Kobelt (1840-1916) war führendes Mitglied der Senckenberg-Gesellschaft und Mitbegründer der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft (1868). Neben Reisen in den Mittelmeerraum, die ihn zu zoogeographischen Untersuchungen über die Weichtierfauna führten, engagierte er sich sozialpolitisch für die Rechte der Arbeiterklasse und widmete sich heimatgeschichtlichen Forschungen (NDB XII, 243f.). - Die qualitätvollen Tafeln von hoher Detailgenauigkeit in guten Abdrucken. - Some minor rubbing to joints, some foxing to flying endpapers, titles and plates (not seriously). - Very good and clean copy in nice contemporary binding; complete with 112 lithographic plates drawn by the author, one of the leading malacologists of his time. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2990 4° (28 x 22,5 cm). Grüne Leinenbände der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem Rahmen und neogotischen Eckornamenten auf beiden Deckeln sowie goldgeprägten Filetenrahmen und Titeln auf den Vorderdeckeln, leinenverstärkten Innengelenken und netzmarmorierten Schnitten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Illustrirtes Conchylienbuch.

      Nürnberg. Bauer & Raspe. 1878 - XVI. 391 Seiten, 112 Tafeln. Originalhalbleinenbände. In sehr gutem flecken- und anmerkungsfreiem Zustand.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., [21. III. 1878]. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. An Herrn Röhn: "Ich höre daß Sie bald zurück reisen, möchte aber gern Sie noch sehen, wovon meine Angelegenheiten mich hinderten. Ich bitte daher um 7 Uhr mit uns am Diner theilnehmen zu wollen [ ]". - Gefaltet.

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        Illustrations to the Epitome of the Ancient History of Japan

      Kyoto, Japan 1878 - A very curious book intended to show a connection between the lost tribes of Israel and Japan. Oblong, Japanese binding, 11" x 7". There are 51 leaves bound in green, stitched, limp native grass cloth. The initial pages consist of a title page, preface, List of Emperors, and Shinto Faith; the remaining pages each contain one or more copper engraving illustrations. States Second Edition but appears to be the second issue of the first edition with a new title page. Very good condition, just light wear and flaking to cloth, pages quite clean with occasional offsetting. Bookplate of the Zion Research Library and auction description tipped in. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1878 - 1878 Original Paperback Wisden,Facs Rear Cover 15th Edition!

      1878. Hi, This lot is an 1878 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is facsimile as is the spine. As with all 1878s ( and 1879s) the front cover is heavily worn, thank goodness the shiny page era lasted just 2 years. Internally this book is very nice and clean just a bit of foxing to the first few pages. A couple of spots to the page block and a small indentation to the first few pages with some light foxing to the rear. A hard year to find. 15th Edition.

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        Ravenna

      Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son, 1878 - ORIGINAL PAMPHLET. Octavo, pp.16, bound in blue-grey paper covers printed in black. Contents are fine. Spine and covers intact, generally fresh, upper with shallow loss to top edge and some small chips to fore-edge and foot, older cracks to joints. Shows very well indeed, housed in a vintage purple phase box and chemise. Written during Wilde's time at Magdalen College, Oxford, where it won the Newdigate Prize. It was recited in The Theatre, on 26 June 1878. Mason 301.

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        LES BORDS DE L'ADRIATIQUE ET LE MONTENEGRO (......)

      Paris Hachette 1878 In folio Pagine 639 Bellissima legatura in piena percalina rossa editoriale. Piatti splendidamente impressi e decorati in rosso, nero ed oro. Leone alato e stemmi, titolo ai piatti ed al dorso finemente decorato, sguardie occhio di pavone occhiello, frontespizio in due colori. Tagli dorati. 257 incisioni in legno nel testo e fuori testo. 7 carte geografiche. Ottima e fresca copia. Descrive ed illustra le terre percorse in un viaggio lungo le coste dell"Adriatico. Parte da Venezia (Chioggia e Trieste) verso l"Istria, il Quarnaro, la Dalmazia e il Montenegro, poi ritorna sulla costa italiana e, da Ravenna, raggiunge Otranto attraversando le regioni che costeggiano il mare. Splendida l'iconografia, in ottimo stato, sporadiche fioriture nelle prime ed ultime carte. Importante e scarsamente reperibile.

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        Specimen Book of 100 Architectural Designs Showing Plans, Elevations and Views of Suburban Houses, Villas, Sea-side and Camp-ground Cottages, Homesteads, Churches and Public Buildings

      A.J. Bicknell & Co., New York 1878 - 80 p. 24 cm. Filled with detailed illustrations of interior and exterior views of homes, commercial buildings, churches, a library, cottages, architectural details, mantels and bookcases. Also includes floor plans. Colour ad for Minton's Tiles for Floors at rear. Blue cloth hardcover with silver emblem on front cover. All edges red. Corners bumped, tiny tears in spine ends. Minor wear to edges. Tiny bookseller label on front pastedown. A front endpaper has inscription of "Alex. Johnston, 136 Colborne St., London, Ont." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HART & RAWLINSON'S MAP OF THE CITY OF TORONTO With suburbs of Yorkville, Parkdale, Seaton Village, Brockton ans Ben-Lamond.

      Hart & Rawlinson, Toronto 1878 - Folded map bound in lite blue printed boards with brown cloth spine H6 3/4" X W4 3/4". Some lite chipping off of blue paper at board edges, previous owners name in pencil at top front board, generally a very good + copy. Rear of volume contains "Toronto: its buildings, grounds, and places of interest; A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE CITY AND ITS ENVIRONS". Some lite browning or spotting, very small damp staining at top right corner of 25 page city guide portion. Exceptional map produced by local booksellers/stationers located at 5 King Street West, Toronto. Unfolds to H 26" X 34 1/2" L. No fold tears, nice soft coloring. A Very good copy of this rare map. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et principalement en physiologie et en médecine COPY SIGNED

      Paris, Masson 1878 - In-8, demi-veau blond postérieur, dos à cinq nerfs, filets dorés aux pieds des nerfs. 348 figures in texte. Envoi de l'auteur : « A mon ami D. Potain, souvenir très affectueux. » Première édition de ce monument de l'histoire de la physiologie, la médecine, de la science et de l'inventivité humaine. La provenance est une des plus souhaitables possible pour cet ouvrage. C'est l'exemplaire même de Potain, qui s'intéressa très tôt aux enregistrements graphiques et accomplit une oeuvre fondamentale dans le domaine de la sémiologie et de la pathologie cardiologique ; l'inventeur du « Bruit de Galop » fut à l'origine de la vulgarisation de la surveillance de la tension artérielle à l'aide d'un appareil toujours utilisé quotidiennement. Exemplaire en état absolument parfait, fleurs de coins, francs de coupe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Principes de sociologie

      Germer Baillière, 1878. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 4 volumes In-8, reliés (pleine percaline) en Bon Etat, traduit par M.E. Cazelles, première édition, tome 1-1878, tome 2-1879, tome 3- 1883, tome 4-1887(par Félix Alcan).

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        Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year 1878. In Three parts. (3 volume set, complete)

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1878 - 1st ed. Three volumes. Octavo. Publisher's cloth with printed spine labels. 840, (841) - 1354, (1355) - 1883 pp, indexes, many folding plates, maps, illustrations, charts. Very Good +, very tight, contents very clean, covers rubbed and chipped in places, title labels worn with slight loss to title. The folding title preceding the folding plates in volume one is torn in two pieces with no loss. A much better than average set filled with very clean maps, plates and illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ganka yakusetsu [Summary of Ophthalmology].

      Tokyo 1878 - 3 Volumes. Tokio, Meiji 11 (1878). (227 x 148 mm). 22 finely hand-colored full-page woodcuts on 13 folding plates. 35; 39, 30 folding leaves. Xylographically printed and stack-folded double leaves in Japanese stitched binding. Grey original wrappers with xylographic title tag (little soiled and rubbed, stitching partly defect). Internally crisp with only very little paper browning. Final leaf of each volume with red ownership seal. ---- Second edition in Japanese, first published in 1872 (Meiji 5), of this collection of translations from a variety of Western ophthalmological texts. The hand-colored plates depict a range of diseases, ophthalmological instruments and surgical procedures. According to NLM the author is Paul Silex (1858-1929), but this is certainly wrong. The present work was probably mistaken for his "Compendium der Augenheilkunde" (Berlin 1891). See G. E. Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books With Miscellaneous Notes on Early Medicine in Japan, IV, p. 336). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ordonnanz sammt Zeichnungs-Tafeln zum Schweizerischen Repetir-Gewehr (System Vetterli) Modell 1869-1878. Beschluss des Schweizer. Bundesrathes vom 9. Januar 1869 und vom 30. April 1878. [with parallel text in French]: Ordonnance avec Planches de Dessins du Fusil a Répétition Suisse, Système Vetterli, Modèle 1869-1878. Décision du Conseil Fédéral Suisse du 8 Janvier 1869 et du 30 Avril 1878

      - 12 colored lithographed plates (one double-page & folding and one double-page). 8 pp. of text & tables, including title-page. Oblong folio, self-wrappers with marbled paper spine. No place [but probably Bern]: n.d. [1878?]. First edition of this rare report on the Vetterli repeating rifle, with fine lithographed schematics of the weapon; it was considered the most advanced in Europe at the time of its manufacture. The inventor, Johann Friedrich Vetterli (1822-82), a Swiss rifle maker who had worked in England and France, was named director of the Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft's armament factory in Neuhausen. There he devised this rifle which combined innovations from the United States and England and quickly became standard-issue for the Swiss army. The text, printed in parallel German and French, consists of tables detailing the components of the rifle (each numbered with name, material and finish noted). The final four pages present a history of the numerous modifications and upgrades applied by Vetterli starting in 1869 until April 1878. Small changes made to the present weapon, the 1869/1878 model, produced the first magazine-fed rifle chosen for universal military service in any nation. The highly technical lithographed plates offer detailed cross-sections of every part of the rifle, including the barrel, the iron-sights, the chamber, the trigger, etc., as well as a bayonet, a brush to clean the barrel, and a screwdriver, which was used to adjust the sights. The first plate, illustrating the entire rifle, is 250 x 1420 mm. and is composed of three large folding panels. Another plate shows the weapon's reloading action as the expended bullet is ejected. The lithography was executed by "F. Lins" in Bern. Nice copy. Very short tear to the bottom of the first leaf, one flap of the first plate with a short tear in a fold. Unidentified library stamp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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