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         The Chronicles of Barsetshire:] The Warden; Barchester Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1878–93 - 6 works in 8 volumes, octavo (187 × 123 mm). Recent red crushed half morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, red cloth sides, gilt titles to spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedowns. An excellent, clean set. With wood-engraved frontispieces by F. A. Fraser. An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire. Trollope was famously never published in a complete uniform edition and Chapman and Hall's collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was originally published in 1878, is the nearest attempt at a collected edition, aside from the Chapman and Hall and Ward, Lock and Co.'s cheaply produced editions. This set is a reissue of the 1878 edition."The history of [Chapman & Hall's 1878 collected edition of the Chronicles of Basetshire] is not without interest. Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise only six volumes, for he did not himself regard The Small House as one of the Barsetshire set; but he consented to its inclusion at the urgent request of Chapman & Hall" (Sadleir p. 245). Sadleir pp. 246-8.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         In memoriam

      Editions du C. Kegan, Paul and Co., London 1878 - La técnica de fore-edge estuvo muy difundida en Europa en el siglo XIX, principalmente en Inglaterra y los motivos que se representaban eran de esas regiones. Nunca habíamos visto un fore-edge painting con motivos sudamericanos. Tennyson s In Memoriam with rare fore edge of the Port of Havanna. Small 8º. VII, [1], 212 pp, Contemporary Pebbled brown morocco with double fillet borders in blind, gilt spine, lettering, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt, original silk ribbon marker. With a fine fore-edge painting of Havana, Cuba, showing buildings and ships in the Harbor.The fore-edge technique was very popular in Europe in the 19th century, particularly in England; the motifs represented in this medium were thus largely European. We had never encountered a fore-edge painting with Spanish American motifs. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) 212 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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         Ornitholical Misellany

      , 1878 3 vol, subscribers copy, 126 lithographed and wood-engraved plates (101 hand-coloured) of birds after J G Keulemans and J Smit and 3 hand-coloured plates of eggs, one double-page, 3 maps, half-titles, vol 1 lacking 3 preliminary leaves (dedication, preface and woodcut leaves), intermittent spotting largely to outer margins, contemporary green cloth, original wrappers bound in, covers slightly faded and scuffed, corners bumped with some minor exposure. Several leaves were detached and have been tipped in.

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         Principles of Political Economy

      Chicago: Callaghan and Company,, 1878. From the thirteenth (1877) German editoin. With additional chapters furnished by the author, for this first English and American edition, on paper money, international trade, and the protective system; and a preliminary essay on the historical method in political economy (from the French) by L. Wolowski, the whole translated by John J. Lalor A. M. 2 volumes, octavo. Original cloth, spines lettered gilt, black rules to covers and spines, coated endpapers. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper of each volume dated 1942. Spine ends and board edges lightly rubbed, endpaper to volume I creased; a very good copy. First English edition, published simultaneously in Chicago and New York, of Roscher's main work, originally published in German in 1854, which "became perhaps the most widely-read textbook of economics in Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century" (Blaug). "It analysed essentially the same topics as the classical economists - production, distribution and prices. Roscher was already strongly influenced by supply and demand approaches, but still determined the exchange value of a commodity by its cost of production. His theory of rent was Ricardian and his thinking about population development followed Malthusian patterns. Differing from classical textbooks, Roscher supplemented the theoretical analysis with a historical description - the reader finds the history of rent, interest and wages, of population development, of the prices of necessary and luxury commodities, and of luxury in general" (Schefold in The New Palgrave).

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         The Aborigines of Victoria. With Notes relating to Habits of the Natives of other Parts of Australia and Tasmania. Compiled from Various Sources for the Government of Victoria

      Melbourne, Government Printer, 1878. Quarto, two volumes, lxxii, 483, [1] (colophon) and vi, 456 pages with 536 figures plus 10 plates. Modern binder's cloth a little lightly marked; an excellent set (internally fine). The remainder issue, without the folding map at the end of each volume.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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         Der Hase ( Lepidus timidus L. ) dessen Naturgeschichte, Jagd und Hege. Ein monographischer Beitrag zur Jagd- und Naturkunde.

      Wiegandt, Hempel und Parey, Berlin - Johannisthal 1878 - ( Erste Ausgabe ). Mit XIV, 431 Seiten. Mit 20 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten ( u.a. auch mit Notenzeilen ). Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmorierten Buchdeckeln sowie marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 23 x 15,5 cm ). Auf Innendeckel vorn mit montiertem Exlibris Otto von Bismarcks * In Trinitate robur * und eingedrucktem Widmungsvermerk *Überreicht vom Verleger am 1. April 1885 *. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, das obere Kapital des schmalen Einbandrückens ausgefranst. Innen auf dem Titelblatt 2 montierte kleine Papierzettelchen wohl zum Abkleben einer alten Widmung etc. Ansonsten von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. - als Originalausgabe äußerst selten - ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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         The Annals of Tennis

      First edition. 45 illustrations on 27 leaves. 4to. Original green blindstamped cloth, elaborately gilt. London, The Field Office,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         Histoire de Magdelaine Bavent / religieuse du monastere de Saint-Louis de Louviers, avec sa confession générale et testamentaire, où elle déclare les abominations, impietez, & sacrilèges qu'elle a pratiqué & veu pratiquer, tant dans ledit monastère, qu'au Sabat, & les personnes qu'elle y a remarquées. Ensemble l'arrest donné contre Mathurin Picard et Thomas Boullé brûlez pour le crime de magie, l'un vif et l'autre mort. Et aussi trois arrests du Conseil d'Estat donnez en faveur de la petite Mere Françoise de la Place Royale

      Léon Deshays, Rouen 1878 - Plein veau blond de l'époque, dentelle encadrant des plats, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches dorées, dentelle sur les chasses, roulette dorée sur les coupes, gardes en papier marbré (reliure de Petit & Trioullier Successeur de Simier). Deux volumes in quarto (223x167 mm), 80 / (2)-vii-(1 bl.)-15-(1 bl.)-14-(2 bl.)-28-32-(4)-71-(1 bl.)-8-(4)-36-22-4-7-(1 bl.)-4-(4)-56-24-38 pages Légers frottements à la reliure . Réimpression sur grand papier de Hollande, et avec beaucoup de soins, à Rouen, Par Léon Deshays, le 24 avril 1878 de l'Histoire de la possession de Magdeleine Bavent (1652). Cette édition qui est souvent donnée comme de Lemonnyer a été tirée à très petit nombre, sur papier de Hollande, et comporte en outre tout un recueil de XV pièces relatives à cette possession de Louviers, parmi lesquelles un Traicté des Marques des Possedez. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure signée de Petit & Trioullier Successeur de Simier. Caillet [I, 853 : "C'est sans doute la même édition, avec un Titre un peu modifié qui a été donnée à Rouen par Lemonnyer, en 1878, généralement annoncée comme in-8° "] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full tan calf, gilt covers, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, gilt edges, marbled endpapers (bound by Petit & Trioullier Successeur de Simier). Two 4to (223x167 mm), 80 / (2)-vii-(1 bl.)-15-(1 bl.)-14-(2 bl.)-28-32-(4)-71-(1 bl.)-8-(4)-36-22-4-7-(1 bl.)-4-(4)-56-24-38 pages Bindinf slightly rubbed . Fine copy of this edition printed in 1878. In this true story of the possessed of Louviers, Madeleine Bavent was condemned as a magician having signed a pact with the Devil Caillet [I, 853 : "C'est sans doute la même édition, avec un Titre un peu modifié qui a été donnée à Rouen par Lemonnyer, en 1878, généralement annoncée comme in-8° "] Petit in quarto / small 4to 1380g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eric Zink Livres anciens]
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         Revue hebdomadaire illustrée , quatrieme annee , tome 4 of time 15 de la collection

      A. Ballue editeur 1878 - Folio With numerous original etchings, woodcuts, and other illustrations , Eugene Delacroix, Louis xvi et Benjamin Franklin le traite d’aliance entre la France et l’etats-unis, . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         South Africa

      1878 - First edition. 2 vols. Folding coloured map & double-page coloured plate. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt and blindstamped, owner's signature on title pages. viii, 352; viii, 352, 32ads pp. London, Chapman & Hall, ?An account of a short tour through South Africa in 1877, together with a synopsis of. [its] history under Dutch and British rule, and the author's opinions respecting the native question and the proposal to federate the states and colonies? (Mendelssohn). Although the history is mostly compiled from the work of other writers, Trollope reports on local opinion in the Transvaal which he visited shortly after the first annexation. Mendelssohn II, p526;Theal, p316. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         A spectacular collection of three Horse in Motion photographs.

      San Francisco: Morse’s Gallery 1878 - Three albumen prints (approx. 8 x 3 1⁄2 in.), on original publisher’s mounts printed on recto and verso, each a composite image of 6 or 12 photographs. Light wear and soiling, some fading and foxing. Very good condition. Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of horses in motion are icons in the history of photography. This landmark photograph was recently included in 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time (2016). Leland Stanford, railroad magnate and owner of the greatest racing stable in the West, engaged Muybridge to undertake pioneering experiments in instantaneous and sequential photography of horses. Stanford was in part motivated by the “unsupported transit” controversy—are there moments when all four of a horse’s feet leave the ground while trotting or galloping? On June 15, 1878, Muybridge demonstrated his method using a battery of twelve cameras whose shutters were released by a series of tripwires as the horse raced down the track. Over the next few days Muybridge made six sequences of various horses in motion. “Muybridge’s Horse in Motion grids were the most sensational photographs of their day. Contemporaneous accounts describe crowds gathering outside shop windows in which they were displayed” (Prodger in Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography). The six photographs in the series are listed on the mounts: Mahomet cantering, Occident trotting, three views of Abe Edgington trotting, and Sallie Gardner running. Muybridge announces that six “series”—meaning a single print containing a series of photographs of a horse—“are now published.” Individual photographs appear for sale occasionally, but groups are quite rare. We offer three of the six, the largest group we have ever seen for sale. “Muybridge’s 1878-79 experiments were the first photographs to record such specific information about the attitudes of animals and people in motion” (Brookman, Eadweard Muybridge). The printed captions provide a wealth of detail. One states in small part, “The negatives of these photographs were made of intervals of twenty- seven inches of distance, and about the twenty-fifth part of a second of time; they illustrate consecutive positions assumed in each twenty-seven inches of progress during a single stride of the mare. The vertical lines were twenty-seven inches apart; the horizontal lines represent elevations of four inches each. The exposure of each negative was less than the two thousandth part of a second.” “Not only did the sequences of photographs dissect rapid motion, they also presented a mechanical, scientific view of action the human eye simply could not decode on its own” (Brookman). Muybridge issued these photographs to document and promote his accomplishment. A series of drawings from the photographs appeared in Scientific American, and La Nature in Paris published five of the sequences.Muybridge’s studies of animals in motion culminated in the publication of his Animal Locomotion in 1888. This is an outstanding series of photographs representing a milestone in the history of photography. The collection comprises: 1. The Horse in Motion “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford; running at a 1.40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19th June, 1878. Verso text copyright 1879. 2. The Horse in Motion. “Mahomet,” owned by Leland Stanford; cantering at 8 minute gait over the Palo Alto track, 18th June, 1878. 3. The Horse in Motion: “Abe Edgington,” owned by Leland Stanford; driven by C. Marvin, walking at a 15-minute gait over the Palo Alto track, 18th June 1878.

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         History of Afghanistan, from the earliest period to the outbreak of the war of 1878.

      London W.H. Allen & Co. 1878 - First edition pp.xxviii, 456, large folding map. A very good copy in original cloth. Bookplate of Henry Prinsep Fane. Henry Prinsep Fane (1822-1894) served in the Indian Civil Service in the mid nineteenth century, and was at Cawnpore during the 1857 uprising.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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         Ornithologie du Salon

      J. Rothschild Editeur, Paris 1878 - 'Synonymie - Description - Moeurs - Nourriture des Oiseaux de Volière européens et exotiques'. Ornée de 75 Vignette et de 40 Chromotypographies représentant Les Oiseaux - Leurs Oeufs - Leurs Nids. Copertina originale muta con titoli in oro al dorso. Pagg. VIII, 220. Illustrazioni protette da velina. Ex libris applicato al primo risguardo. Piccolo strappo alla coperta in alto. Lievi segni. Molto buono. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Binding, Fine- Ornate Inlaid Cover Designs] Fifty "Bab" Ballads

      George Routledge, London 1878 - Superbly bound in rich full red morocco with a wonderful inlaid, gilt-tooled, and blind-stamped centerpiece to both the front and back covers comprising multiple flower heads between leaves and central leaf pattern in ochre, beige, dark green and red inlaid morocco, with all of negative space taken up with bold gilt stippling. Spine features inlaid, blind-stamped borders, as well as Doves-esque head and tail spine bands, gilt-ruled dentelles, gilt ruled lines along sides of boards, gray paper endsheets. Illustrations throughout by the Gilbert. Book measures 5.5" x 7.75." All edges gilt. Book with some brownstaining. A near fine example of an expertly crafted and beautifully designed Arts & Crafts binding by an unknown bookbinder, reminiscent of the work of Kelliegram.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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         A Bermuda Photograph Album dating from the 1870s and early 1880s containing 46 images of Bermuda with 6 further views of elsewhere 3 of a miltary train in Africa

      The majority circa 7 by 5 inches, 6 smaller. 4to. Half morocco.

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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 [TWO VOLUMES]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. First American Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; bound in dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, elaborate gilt and deco scene stamped on covers and spine; boards slightly bowed; age-toning to pages; both volumes with all maps, both folding maps in rear pockets has some small tears along folds; some minor bumping and rubbing to corners, heads and tails of spines; inscription from previous owner on third free endpaper of volume 1, second free endpaper of volume 2; JB consignment; shelve case 9. Dupont.

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         The Works of George Eliot

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons - Edinburgh and London – William Blackwood and Sons, 1878-86. Twenty-three volumes of the Cabinet Edition authored by George Eliot and published by William Blackwood. The First Cabinet edition of her works are listed by the British Library as being published in 20 volumes in 1878-1880. Although there had been earlier sets of her work this was the first complete edition. The first edition of her life by John Cross was in 1885. The British Library lists a Cabinet Edition with The Life in 1886. The total volume count with a mixed edition set could be as high as 27 given the volumes listed below added to the Life of the Author published in 1885 (in three volumes) + The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob (in one volume). Comprising of: The Legend of Jubal, Etc. Felix Holt (Part I) Felix Holt (Part II) Middlemarch (Part I) Middlemarch (Part II) Middlemarch (Part III) Scenes of a Clerical Life (Part I) Scenes of a Clerical Life (Part II) Daniel Deronda (Part I) Daniel Deronda (Part II) Daniel Deronda (Part III) Cross (Part I) Cross (Part II) Cross (Part III) The Mill on the Floss (Part I) The Mill on the Floss (Part II) Adam Bede (Part I) Adam Bede (Part II) Romola (Part I) Romola (Part II) Essays Etc. Theophrastus Such The Spanish Gipsy. In uniform half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to spines and extremities. Spines have faded. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with spotting to first and last few pages. Blackwood's Cabinet Edition, published by John Blackwood at the suggestion of George Henry Lewes, Eliot's lifelong partner. Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a pen name to escape the stereotype of women only writing light hearted romances.     Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gentle wear and rubbing, 2 labels with title and volume numbers in gilt. Joints – good condition – solid. Corners – good condition – worn and bumped. Boards – good condition – gently worn to the paper, marked and scratched to the leather. Page edges – good condition – marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Front paste down – good condition – marbled. Front free end paper – good condition – marbled. Title – good condition – foxing. Pages – good condition – clean. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1886 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Menschliches Allzumenschliches Ein Buch fÜr freie Geister

      [- Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Anhang: Vermischte Meinungen und SprÜche. - Der Wanderer und Sein Schatten.] First editions, first issues. Three Parts. 8vo (222 x 162mm). [8], 377, [3]; 163, [1]; 185, [1], pp. First part with the half-title, the publisher's advertisement leaf and Schmeitzner's pasted "eere" correction (p. 290, aphorism 431), Second part with Schmeitzner's pencilled "Opferthier's" correction (p. 35, aphorism 89), Second and Third parts without the publisher's advertisement leaves. Some occasional foxing and a few dog-eared pages. Contemporary half cloth with cloth-backed boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, contemporary Germanic bookplate to the front pastedown (extremities worn, corners bumped). Chemnitz, Ernst Schmeitzner.

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         Patmore, Coventry- His Third Wife's Copy, Then John Drinkwater] Amelia

      George Bell and Sons, London 1878 - Original blindstamped cloth (sunned). John Drinkwater's Copy (with his bookplate) of the copy owned (and signed) by Patmore's third wife, H. G. Robson. Signed by Drinkwater and dated 1920, and below that in pencil: "The first edition, perfect, as issued. H. G. Robson, whose autograph is in the title-page, was the lady who became the third Mrs. Patmore. The notes on pp. 222 ["not in 1890 edition,"] and 228 ["See 'Open Secret' in 1890 edition], seem to be in her writing. From the Patmore library. Browntoning to prelims, covers oxidized (as usual) and not detracting, label on spine worn, else near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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         Über spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon. from Sitzungsberichte der der Kaiserlichen-Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe LXXVIII. Band. III Abtheilung. Jahrgang 1878

      aus der E.K. Hof.- und Staatsdruckerei, [Wien 1878 - First Seperate edition. Offprint of Freud's very rare third paper. With 4 folding lithographic plates by E. Schima after Freud (some foxing). 87, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Freud's Contribution to Evolutionary Biology. Freud's third paper, done while he was a medical student. Grinstein 34. Jones I, pp. 52-53. Norman F3 Black cloth, with brown printed front wrapper and unprinted back wrapper bound in With 4 folding lithographic plates by E. Schima after Freud (some foxing). 87, [1]pp. 1 vols. 8vo First Seperate edition. Offprint of Freud's very rare third paper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Topographapisch-statistisches Lexikon von Steiermark mit historischen Notizen und Anmerkungen - nur Band 1. - A - K.

      Garz, Leykam, 1878. Erstauflage, EA 812 Seiten Gr. 8°, Halbleder Goldprägung am Buchrücken, marmorierter Schnitt, mit 30 original Tonlithographien eine davon aufklappbar diese etwas fleckig, Kanten berieben, Buchrücken oben etwas eingerissen, letzen Seiten etwas locker, sonst guter Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      March 21, 1878. Autograph Letter Signed “C.G. Gordon,” one pages, 8.25” x 13”. Cairo, March 21, 1878. To E.M. Wood Esqre CE. Soiled, some words faded, worn at mid-horizontal fold. Good condition.In full, “In consequence of financial embarrassment of Soudan Government and of the impossibility of being able to carry on the work of the Soudan Railway, with the means, at my disposal, I find myself obliged to discontinue that work and in consequence to dispense with your services. I thank you very much for the manner in which you have performed your duties, and regret much our disposition.”In October 1873, Gordon was offered the appointment as Governor of Equatoria province in southern Sudan by the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail Pasha. Sudan was an Egyptian colony. With the approval of the British government, he accepted and arrived in Egypt in January 1874. He served as Governor of Equatoria from 1874-1876 and Governor General of the Sudan from 1874-1880. Gordon moved to establish absolute military and civil jurisdiction over the entire country. Returning to Khartoum in January 1878, the Khedive summoned him to Cairo to assist in settling the financial affairs of Egypt. He reached Cairo in March, and was at once appointed by Ismail as President of the Commission of Inquiry into Egyptian finances.Egypt was in debt to several European nations. Ismail Pasha blamed his country’s problems on lower than expected revenues from the Sudan colony and ordered all non-essential programs in Sudan ended, including the Sudan Railway; Gordon had planned a Cairo-to-Khartoum railway. As he tells Mr. Wood in this letter, Gordon felt “obliged to discontinue that work.” If it had been completed, the Siege of Khartoum might never have occurred; reinforcements would have arrived from Cairo much sooner.The Khedive did not want the European Commissioners of the Debt, the representatives of the bondholders, as members of the Commission. Gordon accepted the post on these terms, but the consuls-general of the different powers refused to agree to the constitution of the Commission, opposing the wishes of Ismail Pasha. Gordon chaired his first meeting on March 8, 1878. A debt agreement not favorable to Pasha was signed on March 22nd, the day after this letter was written. The Khedive fell into the hands of his creditors, and was deposed the following year in favor of his son, Tewfik.

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         Principles of Political Economy. From the thirteenth (1877) German editoin. With additional chapters furnished by the author, for this first English and American edition, on paper money, international trade, and the protective system; and a preliminary essay on the historical method in political economy (from the French) by L. Wolowski, the whole translated by John J. Lalor A. M.

      Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1878 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original cloth, spines lettered gilt, black rules to covers and spines, coated endpapers. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper of each volume dated 1942. Spine ends and board edges lightly rubbed, endpaper to volume I creased; a very good copy. First English edition, published simultaneously in Chicago and New York, of Roscher's main work, originally published in German in 1854, which "became perhaps the most widely-read textbook of economics in Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century" (Blaug). "It analysed essentially the same topics as the classical economists - production, distribution and prices. Roscher was already strongly influenced by supply and demand approaches, but still determined the exchange value of a commodity by its cost of production. His theory of rent was Ricardian and his thinking about population development followed Malthusian patterns. Differing from classical textbooks, Roscher supplemented the theoretical analysis with a historical description - the reader finds the history of rent, interest and wages, of population development, of the prices of necessary and luxury commodities, and of luxury in general" (Schefold in The New Palgrave). See Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, p. 208. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Ordonnanz sammt Zeichnungs-Tafeln zum Schweizerischen Repetir-Karabiner (System Vetterli) Modell 1871/1878. Beschluss des Schweizer. Bundesrathes vom 20. Februar 1871 und vom 30. April 1878. - Ordonnance avec planches de dessins du Mousqueton à répétition suiss.

      (Bern, 1878). - Mit 10 (1 mehrfach gefalt.) lithograph. Tafeln. 5 S. Text. Rückenbroschur. 25 x 37 cm. Mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext. - Die Tafeln zeigen das Gewehr in allen Einzelheiten, Tafel 1 (25,5 x 108 cm) mit einer Gesamtansicht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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         Report of the Board of Ordnance Officers Convened in Pursuance of the Act of Congress Approved November 21, 1877, to Select a Magazine Gun for the U.S. Military Service.

      Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1878 - 71 numbered pages of text, complete with one folding table and 21 folding plates that when unfolded meansure 14-1/8 inches long, 9 inches high showing 19 of the submitted rifles plus a modification and some testing equipment. Paperback binding of tan wrappers; front cover is chipped and worn and lacking the rear cover. The front cover was laid down on a new paperback binding. Three plates have archival repairs at the folds, and another plate is soiled in the margins. There is minimal loss at some of the repaired folds. Infrequently offered on the market, the last one offered at auction was in 2007, and there are only two copies listed on OCLC. Published as Appendix T to the Report of the Chief of Ordnance to the Secretary of War for 1878. The Winchester Hotchkiss which won the recommendation for purchase of the board is well known but some of the other competitors are relatively unknown. Only one of the three actions submitted by Sharps is shown in the plates and it resembles the Swiss Vetterli more than any American gun. The Chaffee-Reese was completely different from the one that was later produced at Springfield Armory. One of the Remingtons appears to have been modified into the Keene rifle at a later date. The detail drawings are fine and could probably be related to various patents. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! AND OTHER SKETCHES

      Slote, Woodman & Co. (1878), New York - Publisher's printed orange wraps. BAL 3378: First Printing with all points. Housed in a cloth chemise and matching slipcase with leather label. Leather bookplate on verso of the front wrap. Slight wear. Near Fine and scarce thus [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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         DAY-FATALITY: or, Some Observations of Days Lucky and Unlucky, concluding with some Remarques upon the Fourteenth of October the Auspicious Birth-day of His Royal Highness, James Duke of York.

      - FATALISM: Auspicious and Ominous Days No title, 4 leaves. Folio. Bound in an old vellum indenture. Half-title in manuscript followed by a manuscript record quoting a "Lucky Day" from Hone's Everyday Book (1878). Slight damp-staining in the margins with a few short tears in the margins. John Gibbon makes use of rich literary and historical references to map the lucky and unlucky fortune of James, Duke of York's future. Authoritatively citing royalty for both Britain as well as Continental Europe, Gibbon makes ominous 'observations' such as, "The Sixth of January" being "five times auspicious to Charles Duke of Anjou." He also draws from notable prophetic figures such as Nostradamus who foretold, "A memorable Peace [¿] much conducing to the faving of Christian Blood, was made upon the Fourteenth of October, 1557." He makes a list of coincidences that happened on particular days of the week. The publication date adds further significance as it was published on the eve of The Exclusion Crisis between 1679 through to 1681 in which King Charles II sought to exclude the Duke of York from occupying the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland for being Roman Catholic. A rare and foreboding piece of prophesy. It was later reprinted in John Aubrey's Miscellanies (1696) as well as The Harlein Miscellany collated and edited by Samuel Johnson and William Oldys. A second impression was made in 1686, however we know this to be earlier as it lacks Gibbon's additions. [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 [TWO VOLUMES]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1878 - 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; bound in dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, elaborate gilt and deco scene stamped on covers and spine; boards slightly bowed; age-toning to pages; both volumes with all maps, both folding maps in rear pockets has some small tears along folds; some minor bumping and rubbing to corners, heads and tails of spines; inscription from previous owner on third free endpaper of volume 1, second free endpaper of volume 2; JB consignment; shelve case 9. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Kleine Dichtungen. Erste Auflage hergestellt für den Frauenbund zur Ehrung rheinländischer Dichter.

      311 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Pappband mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration von Karl Walser, Farbschnitt. der Einbandrücken in Halbpergament völlig neu eingfebunden, Einband minimal berieben, mit Lesebändchen, auf Vortitel von Robert Walser handsigniert. EA, WG 8. Robert Walser (* 15. April 1878 in Biel/Schweiz - + 25. Dezember 1956 nahe Herisau/Schweiz) war ein deutschsprachiger schweizerischer Schriftsteller.

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         Harper's Weekly. 1878.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1878.(). Twelve complete issues plus one cover. All thirteen covers are wood-engravings by Nast.

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         [Binding, Fine- Ornate Inlaid Cover Designs] Fifty "Bab" Ballads

      London: George Routledge, 1878. Superbly bound in rich full red morocco with a wonderful inlaid, gilt-tooled, and blind-stamped centerpiece to both the front and back covers comprising multiple flower heads between leaves and central leaf pattern in ochre, beige, dark green and red inlaid morocco, with all of negative space taken up with bold gilt stippling. Spine features inlaid, blind-stamped borders, as well as Doves-esque head and tail spine bands, gilt-ruled dentelles, gilt ruled lines along sides of boards, gray paper endsheets. Illustrations throughout by the Gilbert. Book measures 5.5" x 7.75." All edges gilt. Book with some brownstaining. A near fine example of an expertly crafted and beautifully designed Arts & Crafts binding by an unknown bookbinder, reminiscent of the work of Kelliegram.

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         PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! AND OTHER SKETCHES

      Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone([1878]). First Edition, First English Edition bound in original stiff green wraps rebacked with cloth retaining most of the original spine. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front free endpaper "To Rev. R. Eden, With the author's kindest regards. Mark Twain Sept. 5/78." According to BAL 3378, this edition was published in May 1878. In a 1936 sale held by the American Art Association, a copy of Clemens's Scrap Book inscribed to the Reverend Robert Eden in Sept. 1878 was sold. The Union Catalog of Clemens Letters makes no other mention of Eden. Slight offsetting to inscription caused by old newspaper clipping pasted to inner cover., stiff wraps, Occasional soiling and wear. Quite good and scarce

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         Mycenæ:A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenæ and Tiryns. The Preface by The Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P

      1878 - First edition, with a frontispiece, 4 colour plates, and numerous maps, plans and illustrations, thick 8vo., publisher's decorative and pictorial cloth gilt, t.e.g. lxviii, 384pp. London, John Murray, Gladstone's preface contains a comprehensive contextualisation and analysis of the artefacts uncovered by Schliemann at Mycenæ with the Homeric tales. This culminates in the conjecture that the Acropolis may in fact be the tomb of Agamemnon himself, and enforces Schliemann's theories about the historicity of the Odyssey and Iliad. By the age of 36, Schliemann, a German businessman and American gold-rushentrepreneur, was wealthy enough to retire from banking and dedicate himself entirely to the pursuit of Troy. This book is a key text of archaeology and richly illustrated with the manifold antiquities he uncovered. An American edition was issued in the same year - it is unclear which has precedence. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS JUNE-DECEMBER 1878 volume 73 - The CYPRUS CAMPAIGN

      1878 1878 - Tall quarto 16 x 11 1/2 inches, original publsher's cloth, small split to one hinge but a good bright copy. Paginates iv, 1-620 with 11 unnumbered double page plates and several unnumbered single page plates. Appears complete but no exact collation available thus sold as described. Covers the occupation of CYPRUS and contains numerous views of Cyprus. The Afghanistan campaign is also covered. One of the hardest of the ILN volumes to find. Internally in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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         Picturesque, Ireland:A Literary and Artistic Delineation of the Natural Scenery, Remarkable Places, Historical Antiquities, Public Buildings, Ancient Abbeys, Towers, Castles, and Other Romantic and Attractive Features of Ireland

      New York: Thomas Kelly, 1878. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. No Dustjacket -- NOTE: Does NOT include dust jacket. -- First Edition 1878. No markings to the text block. Previous owner's stamp and bookplate on inside front cover. All edges gilt. 3/4 leather. Gilt on cover and spine bright. Corners bumped and worn. Edges of spine scuffed but complete. Some damp staining to the title page, Table of Contents and List of Illustrations. Map and frontispiece title in excellent condition. A nice tight copy. Additional photos upon request.

      [Bookseller: Henniker Book Farm]
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         Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres : Belles-lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-15 June 1878) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 26-31 May 1879) § Belles lettres, Histoire (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 9-15 June 1881) § Théologie, jurisp

      Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1878-1883. Five volumes (29 cm), uniform half-morocco, a collector's binding (original wrappers bound in). - Illustrated issues (limited to 500 numbered sets and printed on special paper) of five Firmin-Didot sale catalogues. The magnificent collections assembled by Ambroise Firmin Didot (1790-1876) were dispersed in eight sales conducted in Hôtel Drouot in Paris between 1877 and 1910. The first and two last sale catalogues are lacking here: "Estampes anciennes et dessins" (16 April-12 May 1877, experts Danlos fils & Delisle et G. Pawlowski); "Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés: Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire [other title:] Partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot" (10-14 June 1884, experts Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski); as well as an anonymous book sale (18-21 May 1910, experts Émile Paul et fils et Guillemin). Cf. André Jammes and Françoise Courbage, Les Didot: Trois siècles de typographie et de bibliophilie, 1698-1998, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris, 15 May-30 August 1998 (Paris 1998). ¶ No author's index and list of prices for 1883 sale. Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres : Belles-lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-15 June 1878);(29 cm), xvi, 224 pp., 28 plates (some in colour, with tissue guardsheet); 19 (1) pp. (Table alphabétiques des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). 715 lots. Collector's half-morocco binding (upper cover of wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 150; Lugt 38489. ¶ Copy no. 225 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26-31 May 1879);(29 cm), xxxii, 276 pp., 44 plates (some double-page, some in colour, one with printed guardsheet); 23 (1) pp. (Tables alphabétiques des auteurs, ouvrages anonymes et artistes suivies de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - The first 45 lots are manuscripts, the most valuable (lot 17: 70,000 francs, about £3000) the infamous Missal allegedly executed for Charles VI of France as a present to his daughter Catherine on her marriage with Henry V of England; sold to the dealer Fontaine, it passed through a long succession of hands, gradually losing any claim to royal ownership. It slept on the shelves of Gabriel Wells for 20 years, before its sale by H.P. Kraus in 1968 to Edwin J. Beinecke for the Beinecke Library. Blogie II, 154; Lugt 39386. ¶ Copy no. 245 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Belles lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 9-15 June 1881);(29 cm), viii, 230 (2) pp., 26 plates; 18 pp. (Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). 550 lots. With "Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication". Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 159; Lugt 41194. ¶ Copy no. 158 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 12-17 June 1882);(29 cm), viii, 232 pp., 24 plates (some double-page, some in colour, two with printed guardsheet); 23 (1) pp. (Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication). 500 lots. Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 164. ¶ Copy no. 196 of edition limited to 500.Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted Maurice Delestre with expertise of Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-16 June 1883);(29 cm), viii, 184 pp., 30 plates. 530 lots. Collector's half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 168; Lugt 43137. ¶ Copy no. 171 of edition limited to 500. Lacking "Table alphabétique des noms d'auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d'adjudication".

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         Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres. Cinquième édition.

      Paris: Dorbon- Ainé, [n.d.](). 8 vols. pour les 5 volumes in-8 de A à Z et le volume de table et 2 volumes in-4, Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1878-1880 pour le supplément par MM. Deschamps et G. Brunet. Green buckram.

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         The Narrinyeri. An Account of the Tribes of South Australian Aborigines inhabiting the Country around the Lakes Alexandrina, Albert, and Coorong, and the Lower Part of the River Murray: their Manners and Customs, also an Account of the Mission at Port Macleay

      Adelaide, E.S. Wigg & Son, 1878 (second edition, revised). Octavo (225 x 145 mm), viii, 156 pages plus 6 tinted lithographs new to this edition. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover and spine, decorated in blind on the front and rear boards, with three gilt rules at the head and foot of the spine; cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities, and slightly ink-marked at the front and rear; spine sunned, flecked and a little marked, with light wear to the head and minor loss to the foot; inner hinges neatly reinforced with cloth tape; a very good copy (internally fine). The first edition was published in 1874; it contains only one illustration, the frontispiece. This is an original Townsend Duryea albumen paper photograph, a composite of five numbered oval portraits; the identification key is printed on the verso of the title page. See Ferguson 16706 (not identifying the photographer, and not indicating that the five photographic portraits are in fact one composite photograph). This revised second edition (Ferguson 16707) contains six tinted lithographs, the second one of which is based on the Duryea composite photograph (and there is no obvious key to the identities of the subjects). Taplin makes some interesting observations in his preface to this edition: 'The reader will find that some additions have been made to the book. An account has been given of the Aboriginal Council, called the Tendi, by which the clans of the Narrinyeri are governed. Some friends of the Mission complained that the history of the Mission at Point Macleay was too short, and expressed their desire that more incidents had been related. An attempt has been made to supply this deficiency by inserting some extracts from the author's diary'. Ferguson does not make it clear that it is the revised second edition of this work which appears in the 1879 collection of reprints, 'The Native Tribes of South Australia' (Ferguson 13095). In our experience, this stand-alone 1878 edition is rare.

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         Episodio Storico concernente i fatti militari di Garibaldi e di Medici nell'anno 1848 compilato per cura di Antonio Picozzi nell'anno 1878. Milano, dicembre 1878

      , 0 - Manoscritto cartaceo in 4to (mm 305x213) formato da 30 cc. non numerate. Bianco il verso delle cc. 1, 2, 26 e 27, così come le ultime tre cc. Venticinque linee per pagina, scritte in elegante e chiara grafia. Legatura in cartone marmorizzato coevo (minime mancanze alle cerniere che risultano leggermente abrase); due etichette al piatto anteriore ("Manoscritto Picozzi" e "Libreria Borghi M4"). Ex-libris inciso di Severo Cappellini al contropiatto anteriore; dedica autografa dell'autore all'Ill.mo Signore Francesco Ponti al recto del risguardo anteriore. Firma dell'autore in fine (c. 26r). Ottima copia. Manoscritto originale autografo di questa opera storica narrata, in qualità di testimone diretto, da Antonio Picozzi, scrittore e garibaldino milanese, che fu anche bibliotecario a Brera. L'opera si apre con una dedica al "Tenente Generale Giacomo Medici, Marchese di Vascello e Primo ajutante di campo di Sua Maestà il Re d'Italia", per il ".suo imperituro attaccamento." e per la ".sua inalterabile devozione." (c. 2r). Nonostante il non meglio specificato committente dell'opera intendesse lasciarla inedita (vedi più sotto), essa fu successivamente pubblicata a Milano dallo Stabilimento G. Civelli nel 1882 con il titolo Garibaldi e Medici: episodio storico della guerra italo-austriaca del 1848 narrato dal veterano Antonio Picozzi (seconda edizione: 1888). Un confronto tra l'edizione a stampa e il manoscritto rivela solo qualche minima variante testuale e lessicale. L'opera è suddivisa in quattro capitoli, ognuno dei quali accompagnato da un apparato di note esplicative. Nel manoscritto sono narrati dall'autore, a trent'anni di distanza, gli avvenimenti da lui vissuti in prima persona, che interessarono il territorio lombardo tra il Giugno del 1848 e gli inizi di Novembre di quello stesso anno. Giuseppe Garibaldi, rientrato in Italia alla fine di Giugno, si adoperò nel tentativo di organizzare la resistenza contro le forze austriache. Il suo impegno portò alla costituzione dell'Avanguardia Anzani, affidata alla guida di Giacomo Medici (Milano, 15 gennaio 1817 – Roma, 9 marzo 1882), che dopo essere stata trasferita a Bergamo, entrò in contatto con le forze austriache a Luino, costringendole alla ritirata. Ad Arcisate, Garibaldi decise di dividere le forze: una parte di esse rimase sotto il suo diretto comando, l'altra fu invece affidata alla guida del Medici. Si pensava in questo modo di poter meglio contrastare le forze inviate dagli austriaci per porre fine alla rivolta. Tale pensiero fu tuttavia smentito dagli eventi di fine agosto: le forze indipendentiste furono infatti sopraffatte e costrette alla ritirata. Nel corso del mese di Ottobre, a Lugano, Mazzini tentò di promuovere una nuova campagna militare in Lombardia, ormai tornata sotto il controllo imperiale. Le forze ribelli furono organizzate in tre diverse formazioni, affidate rispettivamente a Medici, ai generali D'Apice e Arcioni, e all'ingegnere Daverio. Nonostante l'impegno profuso e l'eroismo dimostrato, le tre formazioni furono costrette alla ritirata in Svizzera. Il manoscritto è accompagnato da due lettere autografe indirizzate dal Picozzi a Francesco Ponti, su carta intestata della Biblioteca Nazionale di Brera, entrambe datate 4 Ottobre 1879, composte di quattro facciate ciascuna, delle quali solamente la prima è stata vergata: - nella prima lettera (mm 206x132) l'autore invita Francesco Ponti ad accogliere benevolmente questo ".mio lavoro storico, destinato dall'Illustre committente a rimanere manoscritto", nonché un sonetto scritto di suo pugno ".che racchiude i più sentiti auguri e le più cordiali felicitazioni di prosperità avvenire."; - la seconda lettera (mm 268x212) contiene il sonetto di cui si parla nella prima lettera, con dedica dell'autore a Francesco Ponti in occasione del suo onomastico. Nel sonetto, in dialetto milanese, Picozzi porge le proprie felicitazioni al Ponti e introduce il tema del manoscritto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Nocturno.

      55 (1) Seiten 4, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halb-Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. das Buch ist völlig neu eingebunden unter Verwendung der Originalmaterialien. Eines von hundertfünfzig in Halbleder gebundenen und vom Autor signierten Exemplaren - hier die Nummer 46. Alfred Bruno Döblin (* 10. August 1878 in Stettin - + 26. Juni 1957 in Emmendingen) war ein deutscher Arzt und berühmter Schriftsteller.

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        Maidenspeech.

      O. O. u. D., (zumeist 1876-1878). - 136 nn. Bll. mit zahlreichen (davon 11 ganzs.) eigenh. Aufzeichnungen und 17 (einmontierten bzw. beiliegenden) Korrespondenzen diverser Schreiber (u.a. von Franz von Dingelstedt, Luise Erhart und Theodor Liedtcke), eingeklebten Rezensionen, Programmzetteln u. a. Zeitgenössischer Pappband. 4to (170 x 220 mm). Anscheinend vom Autor selbst angelegte Sammlung von zeitgenössischen Materialien zu seinem Einakter "Maidenspeech", seiner am 16. März 1876 im Königlichen Schauspielhaus in Berlin uraufgeführten, ersten dramatischen Arbeit. Grünstein war Berufssoldat in der österreichischen Marine, ehe er Journalist - u. a. Redakteur beim "Berliner Fremdenblatt" - und freiberuflicher Schriftsteller wurde. Über die Premiere hieß es u. a.: "'Maidenspeech' wird bald Repertoirstück aller hervorragenden Bühnen werden" (Dt.-österr. Theaterzeitung v. 19. März 1876). Im Jahr darauf wurde "Maidenspeech" u. a. am Münchner Hoftheater und am Hamburger Thaliatheater gleichfalls mit großem Beifall begrüßt. Für Luise Erhart, die Darstellerin der Gräfin Rüden in der Uraufführung, war es eine ihrer letzten Rollen, da sie 1878 ihren Abschied von der Bühne nahm; Theodor Liedtcke, der den Grafen Holms spielte, war bis 1889 Ensemblemitglied des Berliner Hoftheaters. - Einband berieben; einige Rückenfehlstellen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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