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        LA NOUVLLE ATALA OU LA FILLE DE L'ESPRIT LÉGENDE INDIENNE

      Imprimerie du Propagatetr [sic] Catholique, Nouvelle-Orléans 1879 - vii,[1],138,[2]pp. Printed rose wrappers. Spine backed with binder's tape with title hand-lettered on spine, a few finger smudges to wrappers, properly deaccessioned institutional discard, with bookplate inside front wrapper and no other markings, otherwise a very good copy of a very fragile book in half morocco folding case. First edition thus, including Lafcadio Hearn's first appearance in a book. His notice of this work from the NEW ORLEANS DAILY CITY ITEM, entitled "A Louisiana Idyl," appears in both English and French on pp. 126- 33. The French translation was prepared for publication in the PROPAGATEUR CATHOLIQUE. BAL 7910. PERKINS, p.1.

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        Sin título. Casa normanda

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado a lápiz en ángulo inferior derecho. Sin numerar. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo: XX.Aguafuerte y punta seca. Papel verjurado Arches. Grabador: Roig i Cisa, Pau. Dibujante: Roig i Cisa, Pau. 1923-1931. Altura papelt: 270. Anchura papel: 355. Altura plancha:157. Anchura plancha: 245

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        Ludwig II King of Bavaria - Autograph Letters

      Three Autograph Letters signed and one document signed "Ludwig" to Anton Ulsamer, a Privy Councillor summoning him to Hohenschwangau and instructing him to bring Brochier's Abridgement of Shakespeare, requesting Urgently some books on Louis XV, discussing the position of Cabinet Secretary, about which he intends to write to each of his ministers and asking him to discuss the new laws with von Staffenberg.An interesting group of letters from the early and latter years of Ludwig's reign. Also in the group two letters signed by Prince Luitpold and Prince Alfonso to Ulsamer, an impression of King Ludwig's Hohenschwangau seal and two cabinet photographs.Various dates 1879 -1886Provenance Sotheby's Sale.

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        Aus West-Afrika. 1873-1876. Erlebnisse und Beobachtungen. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      - Leipzig, Brockhaus 1879. 8vo. VIII, 1 Bl., 350; 3 Bl., 229 Seiten. Mit 1 gefalteten, farbigen Karte und 2 Notenbeispielen. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit auf Bünden, kl.priv.Namensschild (F.Sander) am Vorsatz, ein fleckenfreies, sauberes Exemplar. Der deutsche Botaniker wurde von der Deutsch-Afrikanischen Gesellschaft für die Expedition von Paul Güßfeldt zum Königreich Loango engagiert. Danach wandte siche Soyaux nach Angola, wo er mit Pogge zusammenarbeitete. Dieses Buch handelt von diesen Reisen. 1879 bereiste er Gabun und ab 1888 lebte er in Brasilien. ? Kainbacher 452.

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        EDINBURGH Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson author of "An Inland Voyage"

      London: Seeley, Jackson & Halliday. NEAR FINE book. RLS' 2nd book. FINE inside. 14"x10", 39pp.. 1879. 1st edition. Hardcover. NEAR FINE book. AEG. Upper cover with 6 black, blind stamped edge rules around gilt lettered author/title/artist info. . Illustrated with six Brunet-Debaines etchings from 5 Lockhart and 1 Bough drawing. In text woodcut vignettes by Chalmers or Thomas. PRISTINE interior with 3 important bookplates BUT: few very minor pastedown faults AND small "Cleveland Antiquarian Books" sticker inside upper cover. Text & etchings absolutely flawless. Bevelled covers of pebbled green cloth. Spine gilt lettered title/publisher info. Upper cover with gilt & black Edinburgh coat of arms at center. Very bright covers. Tips with 1/8" spots of wear in the outer cloth exposing the underlying boards. Spine ends lightly frayed. Interesting provinence. Bookplates of Herschel V Jones (1861-1928), W.T.H. Howe (1874-1939) and Edith Barbara Trantor. Jones was a newspaper editor & print & book collector. Howe a publisher & book collecter. Trantor was Howe's personal secretary and a book collecter in her own right. Jones' small bkplt gilt on green at top. Howe's at center, gilt on black, 2"x3". Interestingly, Trantor's bkplt is exactly the same size but carefuly laid right over Howe's such that only his name is exposed. Is there a story there? Book likely first owned by Jones, then Howe, last by Trantor. Her books were auctioned in 1962. .

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        Illustrated Guide and Catalogue of Woodward's Gardens

      Francis, Valentine & Co., San Francisco, 1879. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, 87, iv pages, Original paper wrappers with engraved illustration, general wear with slight tears to fore-edge upper cover, 3 minute holes to back cover, small tape remairs to cover and title-page, Housed in a red cloth slipcase with black and gilt titling and date labels, folding red cloth cover, Includes engraved title-page and frontispiece portrait, numerous engraved illustrations throughout, uniform light browning and minor edgewear, bookplate to front endpaper, Earlier editions appeared in 1873 and 1875, (Cowan 1933, page 251), (Rocq 1290607).

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        Revue Le YACHT. Journal de la navigation de Plaisance paraissant le samedi. Paris.

      - De 1879 à 1884 soit 6 volumes reliés demi-chagrin noir, titre doré, traces de frottements éparses, manque de papier de couverture sur les plats cartonnés en plusieurs endroits sans gravité sauf au premier volume carton apparent, rousseurs éparses. 6 années de livraisons reliés. Bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Conqueror of Time. [in] Time a Monthly Magazine. [v. 1] no. 1, Apr. 1879, p. [30]-31.

      [London: April 1879]. 8vo, 128 pp. + ads. Original printed wrappers worn but sound. In a blue cloth slipcase. Wilde's poem "The Conqueror of Time" appears on pp.30-31. This publication seems to be of considerable rarity. We have located one copy sold ever anywhere in 1933 in NY at the AAA. No copy in auction records, no copy online. An ephemeral but obviously very early appearance of Wilde in print, recorded in WorldCat as Wilde's first appearance in print. Only two copies recorded -- at Yale and UCLA. Doubtless there are copies of the magazine that don't note Wilde's appearance; but this is a fabled rarity unknown to almost all his biographers and bibliographers. Reprinted, with revisions, as "Athanasia" in the author's Poems, 1881. From the UCLA catalogue: Cf. Clark, W.A. Wilde and Wildeiana. 1922-31. v. 3, p. 86; [Millard, C.S.] Bibliography of Oscar Wilde. London [1914] p. 211-212, no. 267. (OCLC) 10897615

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        Doublets, A Word- Puzzle

      Macmillan & Co, London 1879 - Doublets, A Word- Puzzle, by Lewis Carroll, Macmillan and Co, London ,1879, Lewis Carroll was renowned for his love of puzzles and Doublets is one of his charming works. The book contains " a new puzzle" which was introduced in the magazine, Vanity Fair, in 1879. Carroll went on to publish this guide to the game and a glossary of words that would be suitable for the puzzle. The puzzle has gone on to become a well known brain teaser. Original red cloth boards with inset borders and gilt lettering on the cover. Lightly grubby covers. The front hinge is weak and holds well. Light foxing on the front pages. Browned title page which has a fold on the bottom corner. 39pp 10 x 15cm 16mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A narrative of the visit of His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar to Europe in 1875

      An-Nahlah Press, London 1879 - 92 pp, with several illustrations. FIRST EDITION. An interesting travel account of the journey of Sultan Barghash of Zanzibar to Europe. In 1875 Sir John Kirk brought the Sultan an official invitation to visit Britain, and the two arrived in London in June of the same year where he was received by the Royal Family. There he visited the horse races at Ascot, the opera and the theatre, and travelled to towns across England including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester where he visited factories and was shown examples of new technology, such as lifts, which he incorporated into his new palace, the Beit el Ajaib (House of Wonders) constructed in Zanzibar in the 1870’s. The Sultan and his entourage were dressed in traditional Omani Arab clothing, with turbans, long cloaks, and khanjars (daggers), embedding this image of Eastern splendour, elegance and exoticism in the public mind, where he became not only fashionable but also popular. After four weeks of intensive sightseeing and entertainment, Barghash and his party returned to Zanzibar via Paris and Marseilles, arriving home in September. The Sultan’s trip was meticulously recorded by Barghash’s secretary and companion Zahir bin Said, and sent to his friend in London the Syrian journalist and publisher John Louis Sabunji, and at the Sultans request based on Zahir’s notes and contemporary English and French newspaper accounts, Sabunji compiled a comprehensive Arabic account of the Sultan’s visit. Sabunji subsequently printed the travel account in 1879 under the title Tanzih al-absar wal-afkar fi rihlat Sultan Zanjabar (‘The Recreation of the Sight and Mind; A Narrative of the Visit of His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar’). It is a detailed account, illustrated with many drawings of the persons whom Barghash met and of the sites of interest that he visited. Sabunji was the publisher of the popular Arabic language magazine in London called The Bee or An-Nahlah and held close ties with the Sultan of Zanzibar and other political figures in the Arab World. Barghash helped finance An-Nahlah and in exchange for funds Sabunji not only praised Barghash excessively in An-Nahla, but the Sultan also employed him. This is reflected, firstly by this travel account that Sabunji compiled, and secondly, by the translations that Sabunji made for Barghash of British reports and letters discussing the abolition of the slave trade in Zanzibar in 1873. Extremely Rare, OCLC lists only two copies. No copies recorded at auction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        König Alfons XII. von Spanien und seine Braut Erzherzogin Christine von Österreich." //

      1879 - (Wood-engraving); teilkolorierter Holzstich; 16 x 24 cm // Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. In good state

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurt Pflugmacher]
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        SYSTEME SILURIEN DU CENTRE DE LA BOHEME Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. V. CLASSE DES MOLLUSQUES. ORDRE DES BRACHIOPODES.

      Prague/Paris chez l'auteur et éditeur 1879 2 volumi 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + XIV + 226 + 71 tavole fuori testo + 1 carta bianca + 1 carta bianca + 82 tavole fuori testo + 1 carta bianca. Legature coeve in percalina nera. Cornici floreali impresse a secco ai piatti. Titoli in oro al dorso. Invio autografo dell'Autore al naturalista e geologo italiano Giuseppe Seguenza (Messina, 8 giugno 1833 - Messina, 3 febbraio 1889). Ottimo esemplare. I due volumi compongono la sezione completa dedicata ai Brachiopodi. Raro e non comune.

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        Le chair de foin

      Sagot, Francia - PAU ROIG I CISA (1879-1955) Firmado en ángulo inferior derecho a lápiz. Sello en seco: Ed. Sagot / Editeur / París.Tiraje: 25 de 35. Excelente estado de conservación. Plenos márgenes. Siglo: XX.Aguafuerte. Papel vitela. Grabador: Roig i Cisa, Pau. Dibujante: Roig i Cisa, Pau. 1926. Altura papelt: 190. Anchura papel: 275. Altura plancha:110. Anchura plancha: 156

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        Suggestions in Floral Design

      London: Cassell. hardcover. near fine. 52pp and 52 chromo-lithographic plates (including the title and end leaf). Rubricated title, slim folio, loose in crimson cloth slipcase. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. ca., 1879. Near Fine. This work was intended as a guide for designers of ornament, specifically for turning nature into ornamentation. It was an instrumental work in the development of Art Nouveau.

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        Recherches cliniques sur la communication congénitales des deux coeurs par inocclusion du septum intervenniculare".; In: Bulletin de l'Académie de Médecine. Second series, Vol. 8

      G. Masson, Paris 1879 - 8vo. Roger's paper is on pp. 1074-94 and 1189-91. Entire volume: 1359 pp. Half-title. Modern cloth. Roger was the first physician to present a comprehensive description of asymptomatic interventricular septal defect. "Roger drew attention to an important anomaly of the septum, interventricular patency ('maladie de Roger'), demonstrating the presence of a murmur in this condition. This is sometimes called 'Roger's murmur', although it had been noted by earlier writers" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 2782). This was translated in Willius & Keys, Cardiac Classics, 1941, pp. 624-38. Some pale marginal dampstaining From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        From the Library of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - George Cruikshank: The Artist, the Humorist, and the Man, with some account of his Brother Robert

      Birmingham Houghton and Hammond; for Houlston and Sons, London 1879 - Two volumes (271 x 216mm). Woodcut frontispiece and 15 plates after Cruikshank, 14 on india paper and mounted, one manuscript facsimile. Illustration in the text. Extra-illustrated with 6 etched, woodcut or photographic portraits of Cruikshank; c 488 etched, woodcut, and other prints, leaves and wrappers with designs by or after Cruikshank, some hand-coloured or printed in colours, 2 folding; one pen and ink sketch after Cruikshank; a reissue of Cruikshank's The Batchelor's Own Book all inlaid to size with neatly-repaired tears or light damp-staining. Early 20th century half chestnut crushed morocco gilt binding by Ware, Bristol, spines gilt in compartments, lettered in two, top edges gilt, section of original gilt cloth upper panel laid down and bound in at end of vol. 1. An extra-illustrated, large paper copy of the second and best edition of Bates' critic-bibliographical essay. Bates' biography was first published in 1878, and the present edition is revised and augmented with a bibliographical appendix. This copy is profusely extra-illustrated with examples of Cruikshank's work including book illustrations, designs for wrappers, caricatures - executed in a variety of media throughout his life, and includes illustrations from Ainsworth's novels Jack Sheppard and The Tower of London, and Dickens' Sketches by Boz, as well as a series of portraits of Cruikshank by various artists. Both volumes carry the bookplates of HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester KG, KT, KP. Prince Henry was the younger brother of King George VI and uncle of Queen Elizabeth II. Like his brother Albert he expected a quiet life and on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII he had to take things more seriously to support his brother when he became King, Emperor and wartime leader. On the outbreak of war Prince Henry was in France with his cavalry regiment and he was injured there. These volumes would have been kept in the library at Barnwell manor in Northamptonshire which Prince Henry bought after the death of his father King George V. Barnwell was a large country house and had belonged to his wife's ancestors. The Prince and his wife had as their London seat York House in St James's Palace. On the death of Prince Henry his son Prince Richard sold these volumes and many other of his father's possessions at auction. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fallen Leaves

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1879. First Edition. 3 volumes, crown octavo. Bound in full tan calf, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles, recently respined to style with burgundy and green title labels. Half titles to all 3 volumes. Internally clean and fresh. Slight paper damage to two leaves of volume II (not affecting text). Original cloth bound in at the rear. A highly attractive set in a strong binding. One of Wilkie Collins' later novels, more aimed at encouraging social change than entertainment.

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        Minute Structure of the Central Nervous System of Certain Reptiles and Batrachians of America.

      Newport Selbstverlag -82 1879 - (35 x 28 cm). (10) 24 (9) S. Mit 113 photomikrographischen Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe mit eingebundener gedruckter Widmung des Verfassers. - Titel mehrfach gestempelt. Ränder der Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph of Lyman Truman.

      1879 - An albumen photograph portrait of Owego's more famous wealthy individual of the Nineteenth Century. "Lyman Park Truman was born at Park Settlement [Town of Candor], March 2, 1806. In 1830, he came to Owego and entered Asa H. Truman's store as a clerk. Three years afterward he commenced the mercantile business on his own account. In May, 1836, the firm of L. Truman & Brothers was formed and they conducted a successful lumber and mercantile business for thirty years . In 1856, Mr. Truman became president of the Bank of Owego, and . successor, the First National Bank of Owego . In 1857, . state senator . 24th. district . He died in Owego, March 24, 1881, leaving a large fortune as a result of his active life." Gay. HISTORICAL GAZETTEER OF TIOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1785-1888. Pages 341-342. We believe that this was the same portrait that was exhibited in 1879 Loan Exhibition held at the M. E. Church in Owego. Under Paintings and Engravings # 192 on page 42. In its original frame and mat with a new protective glass. The photographer is not known nor is Lyman's name identified.

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        Views in the White Mountains

      Chisholm Brothers, Portland, Maine 1879 - First Edition. Scarce Folio edition (13 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches) with ten heliotype photographs of views in the White Mountains. Original green cloth with gilt title on front cover. Very Good but for front hinge starting, water staining at edges of text, not affecting photographic images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Conqueror of Time. [in] Time a Monthly Magazine. [v. 1] no. 1, Apr. 1879, p. [30]-31.

      [London: April 1879]. 8vo, 128 pp. + ads. Original printed wrappers worn but sound. In a blue cloth slipcase. Wilde’s poem “The Conqueror of Time” appears on pp.30-31. This publication seems to be of considerable rarity. We have located one copy sold ever anywhere in 1933 in NY at the AAA. No copy in auction records, no copy online. An ephemeral but obviously very early appearance of Wilde in print, recorded in WorldCat as Wilde’s first appearance in print. Only two copies recorded -- at Yale and UCLA. Doubtless there are copies of the magazine that don’t note Wilde’s appearance; but this is a fabled rarity unknown to almost all his biographers and bibliographers. Reprinted, with revisions, as "Athanasia" in the author's Poems, 1881.From the UCLA catalogue: Cf. Clark, W.A. Wilde and Wildeiana. 1922-31. v. 3, p. 86; [Millard, C.S.] Bibliography of Oscar Wilde. London [1914] p. 211-212, no. 267. (OCLC) 10897615

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        Atlas anthropologique des peuples du Ferghanah.

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1879. - 4to (174 x 260 mm). 16 pp. Includes 34 (of 70) loose albumen photographs, images approximately 130 x 100 mm each, mounted separately and numbered, housed in a modern album. Text volume in original paper wrappers. Rare anthropoligical publication, with original photographic documentation, of the inhabitants of the Fergana region in the extreme east of Uzbekistan, near Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. - Born in Transylvania, Károly Jenö (Charles Eugene) Ujfalvy de Mezokövesd (1842-1904) was a noted Austro-Hungarian ethographic researcher and linguist of Central Asia and the Himalayas. He settled in France, where he was trained by the noted anthropologist Paul Broca, and taught Asian history and geography at the School of Oriental Languages. The Ministry of Education sent him on a mission to Russia, Siberia, Turkestan and Uzbekistan in 1876, on which journeys he recorded these images of locals in the region. (Ujfalvy would also travel to Samarkand and Bokhara and lead an expedition to the Kashmir in 1880.) This is the fourth of a total of six volumes concerning the French expedition to Central Asia. In his preface, Ujfalvy develops the aims of his enterprise and outlines the principles by which one may obtain anthropologically useful portraits: subjects are to be photographed in the nude, from the front and in profile, against a white background and using a light metre. The individuals, whose portraits measure exactly one-eighth of their natural size, are identified by name, race, sex, height, and age, as well as by the colour of the skin, the hair, and the eyes. The photographs were realised with the aid of one photographer "Kazlowski, le plus habile de Tachkend"; the present album likely constitutes his only published work. - Text volume chipped at edges with some repairs, otherwise good; photos well preserved. OCLC 698467635. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 - 1879 Paperback Wisden, In Very Nice Condition for the year

      1879. Hi, This lot is an Original 1879 Wisden Paperback. 16th Edition in Orignal Paperback form as Wisden printed it. In Very Good Condition for the year, The book has not had any restoration but an ex owner has written 1879 to the spine (lettering started in 1887). As with 1878 the covers tend to wear a lot with the new style materials used by Wisden but these covers although some wear , and for a paperback, are nicer than many I have seen. The spine paper is complete but the first two pages are coming away slightly , after that it is tightly bound but some care needed at the front. Very nice inside. A chance to own a rare early paperback. The 1879 rebinds are a lot more common than the first 15 but this is less so in original paperback form in my experience , we havent sold many orignal 1879s since we started.

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        Nederlandsche Flora en Pomona, beschreven en uitgegeven door het Bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te boskoop. Met platen naar de natuur geteekend door A.J. Wendel.

      Groningen, J.B. Wolters 1879 - 2 volumes, (6, XII, IX) 116 p. + 37 plates, (2) 117-235 p. + 44 plates. Uniformly bound in the publisher's red cloth, beautifully decorated with floral designs in gold and black, Folio (The corners of the bindings are very slighty worn, otherwise in very good condition. Richly illustrated botanical work about flowers and fruits dedicated to professional growers. Text by various authors, among which K. Ottolander, A. Koster and C. de Vos. Illustrated with 81 coloured chromolohographs after drawings by A.J. Wendel by G. Severijns.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Economics of Industry.

      London: Macmillan and Co,, 1879. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and boards lettered and ruled in black, brown endpapers. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper and annotations to rear free endpaper verso. Pages 3-14 separated from wire-stitching and loose. Spine rolled and slanted, extremities lightly rubbed, spine ends and corners bumped, boards a little scuffed and cockled, overall a very good copy. First edition of the British economists' jointly published primer containing an early exposition of Marshall's theoretical position on international trade and protection. Shortly after completing the Moral Sciences Tripos at Cambridge in 1874 (being one of the first women to take the examination, and one of the first five students at Newnham College), Mary Paley was commissioned by Macmillan to write a small economic textbook for Extension Lectures. After her marriage to Alfred Marshall in 1877 "its writing was increasingly taken over by him. This led to the insertion of much difficult material and forced many revisions over its three-year construction period. However, in its first and second parts particularly, many traces of its original author's style remain visible" (Groenewegen, p. 55). "This small textbook, reprinted many times and translated into several foreign languages, was rated very highly by contemporaries. J. M. Keynes went so far as to say: 'It was, in fact, an extremely good book; nothing more serviceable for its purpose was produced for many years, if ever'" (The New Palgrave III, p. 364).

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        History of Muscatine County, Iowa (1879)

      Western Historical Company 1879 - Hardcover. 1879. Western Historical Company. 692 pages. Cloth binding with very light wear, else FINE condition. Extremely RARE. Only 1 copy located in the British Library. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 692 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Economics of Industry.

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1879 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and boards lettered and ruled in black, brown endpapers. Pages 3-14 separated from wire-stitching and loose. Spine rolled and slanted, extremities lightly rubbed, spine ends and corners bumped, boards a little scuffed and cockled, overall a very good copy. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper and annotations to rear free endpaper verso. First edition of the British economists' jointly published primer containing an early exposition of Marshall's theoretical position on international trade and protection. Shortly after completing the Moral Sciences Tripos at Cambridge in 1874 (being one of the first women to take the examination, and one of the first five students at Newnham College), Mary Paley was commissioned by Macmillan to write a small economic textbook for Extension Lectures. After her marriage to Alfred Marshall in 1877 "its writing was increasingly taken over by him. This led to the insertion of much difficult material and forced many revisions over its three-year construction period. However, in its first and second parts particularly, many traces of its original author's style remain visible" (Groenewegen, p. 55). "This small textbook, reprinted many times and translated into several foreign languages, was rated very highly by contemporaries. J. M. Keynes went so far as to say: 'It was, in fact, an extremely good book; nothing more serviceable for its purpose was produced for many years, if ever'" (The New Palgrave III, p. 364). See Peter Groenewegen, Alfred Marshall: Economist 1842–1924 (2007). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte des k k Infanterie-Regimentes Hoch- und Deutschmeister Nr 4 Erganzungs-Bezirks-Station Wien

      Wien: Verlag des Regiments, 1879. Very Good. First edition. Tall octavo. 726pp. Two engraved frontispiece portraits, 12 chromolithograph plates. Publisher's red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Text in German. Corners bumped and rubbed through a bit, small tears at the spine ends, some foxing, mostly on the plates, a very good copy.

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        Russko-Kitaiskii Slova. (Dizionario Russo-Cinese).

      San Pietroburgo, Istituto Cartografico Il'in e tipografia Ettinger, 1879. In-8ø; 2 cc., VI pp., 1 c., 743 pp., 1 c.b., caratteri cirillici e cinesi; legatura editoriale in tutta tela con impressioni in nero e titolo in oro al dorso e al piatto anteriore, tagli dorati (piccolo difetto alla cuffia inferiore). Piccola mancanza al margine superiore bianco delle pp. 249-254. Al titolo, invio autografo dell'autore datato 1879. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione, assai rara di uno dei maggiori contributi russi allo studio della lingua cinese alla fine del XIX secolo. Il testo si distingue per la chiarezza della stampa dei caratteri cirillici e cinesi ed ebbe molto successo: sono note ristampe a Pechino (1898) e a Tokio (1900). L'autore P. S. Popov (1842-1913) fu prima diplomatico e poi console generale a Pechino e figura di spicco tra gli studiosi di orientalistica a San Pietroburgo. Cordier H., Bibliotheca Sinica III, 1614.

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        Et Dukkehjem. Skuespil i tre Akter.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1879. 180 s. Ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag og ryg i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på den let falmede ryg. Bindet signeret Juul-Lassen. De orig. omslag en anelse falmede og enkelte blade let bruneret, ellers rent og meget velholdt eksemplar med navn på det orig. foromslag.

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        SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF OF DESTITUTE COLORED WOMEN AND CHILDREN, FOR THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY 1, 1879

      Washington, D.C., 1879. 16,[2]pp. Original printed wrappers. Mild spotting to wrappers. Light foxing. Very good. A rare report for a little-known organization formed in the American capital in 1863 to support "aged or indigent colored women and children." The present work includes the charter, by-laws, a list of officers, the annual report for the organization through 1878, a "Matron's Report," extracts from letters written by children helped by the organization, a list of donations, and a membership listing. OCLC records a smattering of reports from the National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children, but no copies of the present work.

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        History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierras.

      Truckee, CA: Crowley & McGlashan, (1879). 1st. First Edition. 8vo. 193pp. Publisher's maroon decorative blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase with leather title label. Light wear to extremities with corners just starting; slight spine fading; gilt title bright with minor rubbing to left side; owner name inside front cover & 2nd ffep with offsetting to facing page; a very good plus copy, one of the nicest we've seen. The first detailed narrative history of "... one of the most sensational events in the history of the American West... still must be regarded as the beginning point for any serious study pertaining to this most controversial of all overland episodes." - Gary Kurutz, Sloan Zamorano 80 #53. (Cowan p. 406; Graff 2610; Howes M102; Mintz 318; Rader 2295).

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        British Fresh Water Fishes

      nd 1879, William Mackenzie - 2 Vols, xxxvi 203 pages, AEG, small folio, illus with 41 fine colour plates drawn from nature by A.F.Lydon, numerous woodcut illus, occcasional light spotting to tissue guards and some spotting to first and last page o/w contents clean with no spotting to the plates. The covers are bright and clean with some very light rubbing to head and tail of spine, a vg+ copy of a fine example of Victorian book production at its best. a title seldom found in such good condition.

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        British Freshwater (Fresh Water) Fishes, Illustrated With a Coloured Figure of Each Species Drawn From Nature By A. F. Lydon and Numerous Engravings Two Volumes Bound as One

      London: William Mackenzie, 1879. 204 pages. Two volumes bound as one, top edge gilt. All 41 plates are present, clean and bright. A modern binding with some glue marks to the rear cover. Light occasional scattered foxing, the majority of which is confined to the first and last pages. Please inquire about shipping costs, this volume is 8 lbs and 15" X 12". Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The posthumous papers of the pockwick club

      William Nichols and Sons 1879 - 1 book (Complete) with very small print tight binding. No year but the collection this book was a part of, was brought into New Zealand in the late 1800, most books in this collection are dated 1879. This book is a rare complete compact version with a gold engraving of Mr Pickwick, as it was found in fist editions or reader club editions. See original photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sheng ü Siang Chai, or Chinese historical illustrations,

      Shanghai Tien Shih Chai 1879 - 8vo (20 x 13 cm), title, preface and text in English, unnumbered (approximately 200 leaves), lithographed illustrations throughout, a little marginal damp staining, and small worm track to blank upper margin of final few leaves, original publisher's gilt decorated green silk, green solander box, a very good example. A scarce publication from the pioneers of photolithography in China. COPAC lists 5 locations: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, V&A, and Bristol University. Annotations, with illustrations, of 16 codes of conduct proclaimed by emperor K'ang-hsi. The subjects include filial piety; fraternal love; concord in a neighbourhood, industry in agriculture; importance of learning; obligation to pay taxes; etc. The original edition dates from the time of the emperor and the present edition served two functions: to make the texts accessible to Europeans (to which end a brief explanation is attached to each illustration), and to demonstrate the skill of the printers in reducing the size of the illustrations without affecting their clarity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Game Birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon. [3 volumes]

      Published by A. O. Hume and C. H. T. Marshall 1879-1880, Calcutta - , Volume I, ii, 279 pages. Volume II, ii, 264 pages. Volume III, ii, 438 pages. 144 chromolithographed plates. Volumes I and II have black and white engraved title pages. Volume III has index and appendix to rear. Tipped in publisher's details to front of volume I and II. Decorative capitals and tailpieces. First Editions , some wrinkling to the cloth on the spines, slight wear to top and tail of spine, corners and edges, fore edge of one plate torn, pages clean and bright, very good condition , full green cloth, gilt titles to spines , quarto, 25 cm x 17 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eine Sammlung Erzählungen und Novellen 11. Band Leutkirch & Saulgau, 1879.

      OCLC-Nummer: 985421372 Einband beschädigt und löst sich langsam. Innen guter Zustand. Innen mit Widmung.

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        British Fresh-Water Fishes.

      2 vols. London: Mackenzie [1879]. With textual illustrations and 41 colourplates depicting each species drawn from nature by A.F. Lydon together with textual engravings, all with tissue guards. Folio. XXVI + 204 pp. Well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in contemporary halfleather with goldprint on the weakly faded spines. * One of the most beautiful late Victorian books on British fishes. The excellent plates are by Frank Lydon who also drew the plates for Couch's work on fishes. The book treats the natural history of various species of fishes, amongst which are many salmons, that are known to occur in the rivers, lakes, and ponds of the British Isles. "The high sales figures achieved by many popular Victorian natural history books were largely proportional to the quantity and quality of the pictures in them. Victorians, too, liked pretty pictures... without A.F. Lydon's colour-printed plates, few would have been willing to discover what natural curiosities the Rev. W. Houghton and his offspring encountered on their walks in the country and by the seaside" [Dance p. 206].

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        Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States, with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah, with maps. [Powell's Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region].

      the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1879 - Washington, the Government Printing Office, quarto, xvi, 195 p., two text maps of Great Salt Lake, and three large folding colored maps. ***CONTENT: This treatise was published as part of Powell's Government survey of the Rocky Mountain region. The purpose of this report was to determine lands suitable for grazing and agriculture, as well as to document water resources and irrigable areas, with a view to encouraging settlement of the vast public territory in the west. The work includes chapters by J.G. Gilbert, C.E. Dutton and others. Early chapters describe timber resources, pasture lands, water supply, irrigable lands, farming practices, rainfall amounts, etc. Later chapters provide specifics in various drainage areas: Great Salt Lake (Bear, Jordan and Weber Rivers and tributaries), Sevier River Valley, the Colorado River drainage basin (Green, Grand, Uinta, Paria, San Juan, and Virgin Rivers, etc.), and more. Loosely inserted in a map pocket are three colored maps: 1) "Map of Utah Territory, representing the extent of irrigable, timber and pasture lands", etc., unfolding to 38.5 by 30.5 inches. This splendid map shows the populated regions of the Territory, and displays farm, forest, and pasture lands in three vibrant colors. Wagon roads, rail lines, forts, towns and other cultural features are fully detailed; topography is exquisitely shown via fine hachures. 2) "Map of the U.S. showing Land Grants to Railroads and Wagon Roads", etc., unfolding to 30 by 22 inches. This map outlines in color the various Government Land Grants made throughout the west and mid-west to encourage transportation and commerce. 3) "Rain chart of the United States", etc., unfolding to 30 by 22 inches. This map, by Charles A. Schott, shows rainfall amounts nationwide using isohyetal lines and four shades of blue. Map lithography by Julius Bien, New York. ***CONDITION: This is a fully complete, near Fine copy in the original blind-ruled brown cloth, with original gilt-lettered backstrip. The covers are well preserved, showing only light wear to the extremities; backstrip gilt lettering clear and legible. Joints and hinges starting but strong, binding very firm. The text pages are pristine: fresh, clean and bright. The maps are unusually well preserved: the paper is supple and not brittle (as typical); the colors are bright, and there are only a few tiny splits at fold junctions. The Utah map has a bit of tanning along one fold and archival repairs on the verso, but otherwise it is very clean, near Fine and handsome (see photo). No evidence of previous ownership. This is one of the best copies of this scarce, important publication that I have seen. BMNH 2173. Prime 58. Nickles 841. Schmeckebier 42. International shipping will be extra for this volume, but only at my cost. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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