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         PICTURESQUE CHICAGO. ACCORDIAN STYLE VIEWBOOK.

      Chicago: Published by Chicago Engraving Co., 1880. - 7 1/2" x 5" oblong cloth accordian style viewbook, red cloth stamped in gold gilt and black, 20 panels, illustrated. Twenty engraved black & white views with decorative borders. Begins with the entrance to the harbor, Aldine Square, Lake in Central Park, Adams Street, Lake Shore Drive, Pine Street, State Street looking south from Monroe, Chicago River from Wells Street Bridge, Lincoln Park, South Park, Douglas Monument, Waterworks Crib, State Street south from Randolph, Grand Blvd., Dearborn Street, Engines at North Side Waterworks, Madison Street, Union Stock Yards, Chicago Trotting Park, and a view of the Great Fire, October 9, 1871. I believe this is the oldest folding viewbook we have ever owned. This item pre-dates the glossy style of viewbook. Covers lightly worn at the spine ends and fore-corners, title page lightly soiled, inked gift inscription dated Dec. 25, 1880, in margins of the title page else a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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         Louisa May Alcott Manuscript Leaf.

      - Autograph manuscript page from Louisa May Alcott's Jack and Jill, Chapter VIII, page 129. One page. The manuscript page reads, "up no capers with that child! The idea of a hot bath in the middle of the day, and him full of dinner, and croupy into the bargain! Wet a corner of a towel at the kettle-spout and polish him off if you like, but you won't risk his life in no bath-tubs this cold day.' Miss Bat's word was law in some things, so Molly had to submit, and took Boo away, saying, loftily, as she left the room, 'I shall ask father, and do it tonight, for I will not have my brother look like a pig.' 'My patience! How the Siamese do leave their things around,'she exclaimed [crossed out a moment after'] as she surveyed her room after making up the fire and polishing off Boo. 'I'll put things in order, and then mend up my rags, if I can find my thimble. Now, let me see,' and she went to exploring her closet, bureau, and table, finding such disorder everywhere that her courage nearly gave out. She had clothes enough, but all needed care; even her best dress had two buttons off, and her drawers were a perfect chaos of soiled ruffles, off gloves, old ribbons, boot lacings, and bits of paper. 'Oh, my heart, what a muddle! Mrs. Minot wouldn't think much of me if she could see that,' said Molly, recalling [crossed out 'that Mrs.'] how that lady once said she could judge a good deal of a little girl's character & habits by a peep at her top drawer, & went on to guess how each of the schoolmates kept hers, with great success." The final printing reads slightly differently. Matted and framed opposite a photograph of Alcott. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 20 inches. Manuscript pages from Alcott seldom enter the market. Jack and Jill: A Village Story was originally published in 1880. The story takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War where Jack Minot and Janey Pecq are best friends and next door neighbors. Always seen together, Janey gets the nickname of Jill, to mimic the old rhyme. The two go up a hill one winter day, and then suffer a terrible accident. Seriously injured in a sledding accident, they recover from their physical injuries, while learning life lessons along with their many friends. They are helped along their journey to recovery by various activities created by their mothers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Flowers from Our Yorkshire Garden

      1880-1886 1880 - 8vo. 237 by 185 mm. 134 leaves of watercolored botanical illustrations, each with the flower's name and dated. The paintings are of finely done, we assume, by an amateur hand, with excellent detailing, nuanced shading, refined and accurate color. Paintings all on the rectos. The work is anonymous, alas. In a modern half calf binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Northern Territory of South Australia

      Adelaide, E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1880. Octavo, 55 pages. Original flush-cut quarter cloth and card covers, with the title page details repeated on the front cover; cloth a little flecked and slightly sunned and rubbed; card a little marked and mottled, with a small corner crease and minimal silverfish nibbling to the rear cover; small sections of the front pastedown pulled away from the cover by the stitching (but the binding is still tightly attached); trifling silverfish nibbling to the tip of the bottom corner of a handful of leaves; overall an excellent copy. At the time of publication, the author was Chief Warden of the Goldfields of the Northern Territory. 'This pamphlet is published by permission of the Government of South Australia; but it is only proper to state that the recommendations herein made, especially with reference to the formation of a railway, have not yet been considered by the Ministry, and must therefore be only regarded as the individual views of the author. A portion of the matter in the following pages was compiled by me' for Harcus's 'South Australia', published in 1876; it 'incorporated some useful papers written by residents there'. That book also contained an important chapter on Central Australia, incorporated here with additional material. To quote Harcus: 'the following interesting and well-written account of Central Australia, along the line of telegraph, has appeared in the "Register". The writer, Mr J.A. Giles, is well acquainted with the whole of the country which he describes. It is the best and most trust-worthy account of Central Australia which has yet been published'. Knight remarks that it 'affords an excellent insight into the vast tract of country'. The article takes up most of the 17-page chapter; it refers on occasion (and thus eliminates any misattribution) to Alfred Giles, the explorer with strong telegraph line credentials. It is augmented with a page of quotations from Charles Winnecke's 1879 Herbert River expedition reports. Ferguson 11231 (pretty light on detail, even to the extent of not recording the binding).

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         Nana

      Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1880. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good. 430 pp. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in black with gilt titles on front. First American edition. Good. Cloth darkened at spine and frayed at spine ends and corners, lightly marked. Inner hinges appear repaired, small abrasion to front free end paper. Pages show an occasional corner crease, toning. First American edition.

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         GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

      MACMILLAN & CO 1880 - Very rare/scarce antiquarian title - translated from the second Italian edition with a Preface by W.Stanley Jevons, F.R.S - this being a first UK edition 1880 - vg-plus clean crisp interior for the publish date with no marks - e/papers show just very slight shelfwear and a personal bookplate to front section; boards have colour fade to spine but gilt-lettering of title and author's name still visible and clear, good appearance mostly with only light shelfwear/usage overall, all tight and intact. Please email if further information is required or more photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ron Weld Books]
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         Goedingia - Festblatt zur Eröffnung des Goedinger Stadt-Parkes. 6. Juni 1880. Handgeschriebene und reich illustrierte Festschrift der deutschen Minderheit der mährischen Stadt Goeding (heute Hodonin in Tschechien), zusammengestellt von Moriz Polifka.

      1880, 1880 - in-folio, 20 Albumblätter mit handschriftlichen Widmungen und zahlreichen eingefügten Illustrationen (Zeichnungen, Aquarellen, orig. Fotos usw.), Ledereinband mit Goldfileten und Rücken auf 6 Bünden, mittig auf Vorderdeckel kolorierte Ansicht eines Platzes in Göding (zukünftiger Stadtpark?) goldgerahmt unter Glas, eingefasst durch den Albumtitel in Gold, untere Ecken messingverkleidet, Goldschnitt. Schönes Exemplar. Erinnerung an eine verschwundene Welt. Die damals noch zahlreiche deutsche Gemeinde der südmährischen Stadt Hodonin (oder eben deutsch Goeding) feierte 1880 mit Humor, vielen Versen und Glückwünschen sowie Beiträgen der ansässigen deutschen Künstler(innen) den neuen Stadtpark. ?Herausgegeben? und teilweise illustriert wurde das Werk von Moriz Polifka, einem talentierten Zeichner (Kalligraphie, und Federzeichnungen). In den folgenden Jahrzehnten bis in die Zwischenkriegszeit sollte die deutsche Gemeinde stark schrumpfen und nach dem 2. WK mussten die letzten Deutschstämmigen das Land verlassen. Widmungsverse und diverse künstlerische Arbeiten mit Unterschriften und Titel (Beruf) der Autoren erlauben Einblicke in das soziale und kulturelle Leben der deutschen Stadtbürger der Zeit. Unter den Widmungen gibt es eine kurze Partitur (Polka Mazur) oder auch Verse wie ?Einst hatten sich Deutsche und Slaven entzweit - Nun sind sie verglichen in jüngster Zeit - Sie leben nun friedlich, sie pflegen die Freundschaft Und fern sei für immer jedwede Feindschaft. Carl Füniak senior? Des weiteren 2 Orig.-Fotos, mehrere Bleistift- und Federzeichnungen sowie Aquarelle. Dazu noch eingeklebte chromolithogr. (Poesie-Album)-Portraits. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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         Heidi's Lehr- und Wander-Jahre.

      Gotha: Friedrich Andreas Perthes,, 1880-81. Eine Geschichte für Kinder und auch für Solche, welche die Kinder lieb haben. Von der Verfasserin von "Ein Blatt auf Vrony's Grab". [Together with:] Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat. 2 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth decorated in black and lettered in gilt, marbled edges, white glossy endpapers, volume II with decorative endpapers, marbled edges. Housed in a custom red quarter morocco slipcase and red cloth chemise. Vol I: spine faded, recased with ?new endpapers, a couple of spots to contents; vol. II: contemporary ownership inscription in ink on title-page. A little colour restoration to head of spine, hinges partly cracked but holding. An excellent set. First editions of both parts in the original German. Throughout the 1870s Johanna Spyri (1827–1901) published stories for adults and children based around her reminiscences of growing up in rural Switzerland. But huge success came with the publication of Heidi, the most important Swiss contribution to children's literature after the "Swiss Family Robinson" of J. R. Wyss. As usual with Christmas books, the first book was published in December 1879 but dated the following year. Spyri wrote the novel in just four weeks. It was first published anonymously in German, and quickly became an international best-seller and has been translated into 50 languages (English in 1885 by Charles Tritten who later published the continuations "Heidi Grows Up" and "Heidi's Children"), sold 50 million copies, and inspired a whole series of films. Volume I was issued without the author's name on the title page but "Von der Verfasserin von 'Ein Blatt auf Vrony's Grab'" ("From the author of..."); volume II is titled "Heidi kann gebrauchen, was es gelernt hat" and was published as part V of "Geschichten für Kinder und auch für Solche, welche die Kinder lieb haben", this time under Spyri's name. Perhaps because of the fragile paper used, the first editions of the two parts of Heidi are scarce.

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         The power of movements in plants. By Charles Darwin, assisted by Francis Darwin [.].

      - London, John Murray, 1880, in-8 piccolo, tela edit. verde, titolo i oro al dorso, pp. X, 592, 32. Con figure n.t. Prima tiratura della prima edizione con le due righe di errata alla p. X e il catalogo edit. in fine datato maggio 1878. Studio che completa quello sulle piante rampicanti del 1865. Eccezionale esemplare, intonso (a parte il primo fascicolo). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Island Life: Or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras, Including a Revision and Attempted Solution of the Problem of Geological Climates

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1880. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +. xvii, [3], 526 p. 24 cm. Frontispiece in partial colour, as well as 25 other maps and diagrams in b&w or sepia. Green cloth hardcover with gold and black impressing. Spine ends a little softened, corners bumped, hinges repaired internally, small label at top of front pastedown. Occasional foxing or staining. A complete book in its original binding. Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 – 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, and biologist, known for independently conceiving, apart from Darwin, the theory of evolution through natural selection. Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the faunal divide now termed the Wallace Line. Island Life has long been considered one of his most important works. In it he studies the influence of the glacial epochs on the distribution patterns of organisms and the characteristics of island biogeography. The book includes history's first theory of continental glaciation based on a combination of geographical and astronomical causes, a discussion of island classification, and a survey of worldwide island faunas and floras. Anticipating our present concern with both endangered species and vanishing environments, Wallace's ecological studies helped substantiate evolution.

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         Island Life

      London , 1880. Paperback. UsedGood. Island Life Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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         Attrib. Ernest Albert Waterlow RA PRWS (1850-1919) - 1880 Oil,.

      1880 - Attrib. Ernest Albert Waterlow RA PRWS (1850-1919) - Original 1880 Oil. A beautiful and very well executed woodland landscape scene with figures and dogs, excellently presented in a fantastic period gilt frame with acanthus leaf detail to the corners and scrolling scalloped detail. Monogrammed "EAW" and dated in red to the lower right. We have attributed this painting to Ernest Albert Waterlow RA PRWS (1850-1919) because we believe the monogram to be him after looking at other comparisons, and there are significant similarities in the handling of the paint and the style used. However, we do not have any provenance for this painting, thus we cannot list it as by Waterlow with absolute certainty. Signed and dated. On canvas. Condition is typical for a painting of this age, with some areas of light surface dirt and discolouration to the varnish, some fine passages of old craquelure, but the paint layer is stable. There are a few tiny areas of paint loss to the lower right near the signature. Inspection under UV light shows an area of restoration to the centre of the trees, with a repair patch to the reverse of the canvas. The frame has some small areas of loss to the decoration, mainly on the back edge. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 9000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         WORKERS IN THE DAWN. A Novel. In Three Volumes.

      1880 - RARE FIRST EDITION IN A PUBLISHER'S REMAINDER BINDING GISSING, George. WORKERS IN THE DAWN. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Remington and Co., 1880. First Edition the three volumes bound in one, in what is a publisher's remainder binding of blue cloth with green-coated endpapers. Blindstamped to front and back and stamped in gilt to spine (mostly faded).The first edition was issued without half titles; the advertisement leaf of Vol. 1 is included in this three-in-one binding. Gissing's first novel. Of the original printing of 277."only forty-nine sets were sold, and the 'bulk of the edition' . was subsequently remaindered in a one- volume issue, put up in blue cloth". However, Collie records only one other such copy, but bound in black cloth. Rear hinge just starting, extremes are worn. A very good tight copy. Contained in a contemporary blue drop-back box.(Colie A.1a, Freeman 1)

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         Preussens Heer. Seine Laufbahn in historischer Skizze. Seine heutige Uniformirung und Bewaffnung. Pracht-Ausgabe.

      Berlin, H.J. Meidinger, s.d., (ca 1880), - in-folio, [2] pp. de titre et dédicace, 32 pp. de texte orné de gravures d'après les dessins de Menzel, Burger, Lüder, [4] pp. de table et liste des souscripteurs, 50 planches chromolithographiées, sous chemise rigide percaline verte à rabat, plats ornés d'un encadrement à froid, aigle prussien et titre dorés sur le premier plat (rel. de l'éditeur). Des usures aux coins, mors sup. fendillé au niveau des coiffes, les plats très légèrement frottés. Qqs rares rousseurs éparses, petite déchirure à la dernière planche. Bon exemplaire cependant. Magnifique ouvrage publié en l'honneur de l'empereur Guillaume de Prusse, victorieux de la France lors de la guerre de 1870-1871 et à la gloire de l'Armée prussienne. Les 50 planches chromolithographiées sont précédées d'un texte de Hiltl, illustré par Menzel, Burger et Lüders, donnant un panégyrique historique de l'armée prusienne, depuis ses débuts jusqu'à la guerre franco-prussienne, sans oublier la période faste de Frédéric II. Les planches légendées en allemand et signées par Schindler, représentent un vaste défilé de casques à pointes et uniformes de l'armée prussienne, illustrant d'abord le roi Guillaume, le Kronprintz et son état major avant de figurer les différents régiments et unités de la garde. La plupart des soldats et officiers sont représentés au combat, ou dans leur cadre militaire, avec un véritable souci du détail et de la couleur. La collation est conforme à la table. Schindler semble avoir déja publié une suite de planches sur l'armée dès 1865. Cette collection est sans aucun doute la plus belle et la plus aboutie. Colas, 1448 et 2663. Lipperheide, 2186. Hiler, 721. Cat. Glasser, 479. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Walter Crane's Toy Book

      George Routledge & Sons, London/New York 1880 - A beautiful collection of three volumes of fairy tales and stories for the very young, with Walter Crane's colorful and entertaining illustrations. The handsome, easy-to-read prose will delight young children as much as the lovely illustrations as they discover these timeless inspiring stories, some educational, and their parents rediscover them simultaneously. Containing such titles as Adventures of puffy, The Alphabet of Old Friends, The Frog Prince, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and all the most beloved classics, this is a collection to be treasured by young and old alike, and a valuable addition to any book lover's library. Volumes are in overall very good condition with mild to moderate general wear on covers and inside. Color marbled covers are half bound in white/gray vellum and show moderate wear. Boards exhibit strong overall scuffing, toning, and chips towards edges of vellum binding, as well as some edgewear from rubbing and occasional chipping. Corners are sharp and display some soiling. Spine has seven raised bands and decorated gilt with two text blocks, featuring text in gilt, and mild fading and chips along one edge of textblocks. Binding is secure with occasional gaps between signatures. Endpapers display handsome color marble design, and moderate aging from fading and slight darkening along edges, as well as light, occasional damage to hinges from tears. Interior is gently age-toned, and shows commensurate wear with expected toning, minimal creasing and tearing, and some chipping along gutter as on 4th text page of first story in volume 1, as well as a large tear ascending from edge of 3rd text page of The Frog Prince. Pages contain occasional pencil marks and notes throughout. Signature is detached in vol 2 in the Valentine and Orson story, on illustration pages. Ffeps exhibit moderate overall foxing which is milder on text pages. Front fep of vol 1 exhibits a tipped-in newspaper article cut-out from The Atheneum and hand-dated March 17th, 1877. Text block edges exhibit yellow tint darkening along head, and overall fading with some stains. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. Walter Crane (15 August 1845 ¿ 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children¿s book creator of his generation[1] and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children's books, ceramic tiles and other decorative arts. Crane is also remembered for his creation of a number of iconic images associated with the international Socialist movement. Vol 1: 13 stories including, Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp, Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince, Goody Two Shoes, 9 x 10.5 inches. Vol 2: 13 stories including The Forty Thieves, Puss In Boots, The Three Bears, BlueBeard, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Little Red Riding Hood, 7.5 x 9.75 inches. Vol 3: 14 stories including Adventures of Puffy, Annie & Jack in London, The Multiplication Table in Verse, The Noah's Ark Alphabet, This Little Pig went to Market, Sing a Song of Sixpence, 7.5 x 9.75 inches. Three volumes. Lavishly illustrated with the colorful plates of Walter Crane. Numbered only on text pages. Text and illustration pages printed on one side only. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le greffage

      - 1880 (S.d. ca 1880), Pet. in-4 (18x22,5cm), 159pp., relié. - manoscritto originale anonimo. Solo le pagine di destra sono scritti a mano e solo la parte anteriore. Legatura in piena percaline fine del XIX grezzo. Smooth indietro con stampata in nero. Piatti colpito a freddo di un medaglione centrale e telai. Piccole macchie e lentiggini sparse sul calico. interni molto cool. trapianto manuale. Il libro come un'enciclopedia pratico per principianti e giardinieri. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit original anonyme. Seules les pages de droite sont manuscrites et uniquement au recto. Ecriture parfaitement lisible. Reliure en pleine percaline fin XIXe grège. Dos lisse avec titre imprimé en noir. Plats frappés à froid d'un médaillon central et d'encadrements. Petites taches et rousseurs disséminés sur la percaline. Intérieur très frais. Manuel de la greffe. L'ouvrage se veut une encyclopédie pratique à destination des débutants et des jardiniers. Définition, calendrier du greffage, choix des sujets, types de greffes ; nombreuses plantes étudiées hormis les arbres ou arbustes qui se reproduisent couramment par semis ou boutures. intéressant manuscrit à usage pratique.

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         Album of 10 hand-colored photographs of Moscow and St. Petersburg

      Moscow 1880 - 10 hand-colored albumenprints, some captioned in type in French and Russian. Oblong 4to. Beautifully and finely hand-colored photographs of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Provenance: Baldur Bookshop, Richmond, Surrey (receipt laid-in) Contemporary quarter maroon morocco and boards, cover titled in gilt "Photographs." Front joint cracked, photographs in fine condition 10 hand-colored albumenprints, some captioned in type in French and Russian. Oblong 4to

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         Album of 10 hand-colored photographs of Moscow and St Petersburg

      Moscow, 1880. 10 hand-colored albumenprints, some captioned in type in French and Russian. Oblong 4to. Contemporary quarter maroon morocco and boards, cover titled in gilt "Photographs." Front joint cracked, photographs in fine condition. 10 hand-colored albumenprints, some captioned in type in French and Russian. Oblong 4to. Beautifully and finely hand-colored photographs of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Provenance: Baldur Bookshop, Richmond, Surrey (receipt laid-in)

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         WORKERS IN THE DAWN. A Novel. In Three Volumes.

      1880. Very Good. RARE FIRST EDITION IN A PUBLISHER'S REMAINDER BINDING GISSING, George. WORKERS IN THE DAWN. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Remington and Co., 1880. First Edition the three volumes bound in one, in what is a publisher's remainder binding of blue cloth with green-coated endpapers. Blindstamped to front and back and stamped in gilt to spine (mostly faded).The first edition was issued without half titles; the advertisement leaf of Vol. 1 is included in this three-in-one binding. Gissing's first novel. Of the original printing of 277..."only forty-nine sets were sold, and the 'bulk of the edition' ... was subsequently remaindered in a one- volume issue, put up in blue cloth". However, Collie records only one other such copy, but bound in black cloth. Rear hinge just starting, extremes are worn. A very good tight copy. Contained in a contemporary blue drop-back box.(Colie A.1a, Freeman 1)

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         Gedenkblatt zur fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier der Völker Schlacht bei Leipzig 1863

      Artist: Brockhaus FA; issued in: Leipzig; date: ca 1880 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 71 x 100; - description: Representation of the battle of Leipzig with 19 partly representations, splendid border and decorativ ornament

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         The Works George John WHYTE-MELVILLE

      London: Ward Lock & Co. 1880 - London: Ward Lock & Co., 1880’s. Mostly New or Later Editions. The works of George John Whyte-Melville. In 27 Volumes, as follows: Katerfelto, Sister Louise The Interpreter Cerise Tilbury Nogo Riding Recollections Black but Comely Songs and Verses Digby Grand General Bounce The Gladiators Holmby House The Brookes of Bridlemere Market Harborough Roy's Wife The White Rose Kate Coventry Contraband Sarchedon Rosine Uncle John Bones and I Good for Nothing Satanella The Queen's Maries M or N The True Cross   George John Whyte Melville was a Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet. After translating horace in 1850, he published his first novel, Digby Grand, in 1853, which was a huge success. He went on to publish twenty-one novels. Whyte-Melville was a popular writer in the main genres, that of historical romance and hunting. He became a popular writer about hunting with most of his heroes or heroines active or would-be hunters. His work was said to inspire the novels of Henry Hawley Smart and the verse of John Woodcock Graves. Uniformly bound in half calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with rubbing and bumping to all volumes. Some sunning to spines. Pages generally bright with foxing generally to the start and end of volumes.     Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – nice bright gilt, red title labels, a little wear. Joints – good condition – worn but solid. Corners – good condition – worn and bumped. Boards – good condition – marbled. Page edges – good condition – marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Front paste down – good condition – marbled. Front free end paper – good condition – marbled. Title – good condition – foxing, pencil numbering. Pages – good condition – foxing. Binding – good condition – worn and solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1880’s (one volume dated 1881) Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Souvenir. (Titre sur la reliure). 10 photographies originales.

      Genève, Charnaux Frères & Cie, s.d. (vers 1880), - 18x25 cm, 10 photographies orig. montées sur carton gris avec légende et num. imprimé dessus, reliées en leporello, reliure en toile rouge, impression doré sur le plat devant (21x26.5 cm). Photos: 1) n° 498 - Berne et les Alpes / 2) n° 47 - Thoune / 3) n° 1104 - Oberhofen. Lac de Thoune / 4) n° 93 - Interlaken et la Jungfrau / 5) n° 353 - Le Staubbach & la Jungfrau / 6) n° 129 - La Jungfrau Vue prise de la Petite Scheideck / 7) n° 110 - Wetterhorn vue prise de Grindelwald / 8) n° 97 Le Giesbach / 9) n° 793 - Lungern. Route du Brunig / 10) n° 58 - Lucerne et le Mont PilatePlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eight Months in an Ox-Waggon.

      London: Griffith and Farran,, 1880. Reminiscences of Boer Life. Octavo. Original green diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth over bevelled boards, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board in gilt and black, blind frame to rear, brown coated endpapers, top and fore edge untrimmed. Folding map frontispiece. Extremities lightly rubbed, a few small pale markings to boards, mild foxing to fore edge and advertisements, a few trivial spots to title page and text. An excellent copy. First edition of this "rather interesting account of a tour throughout South Africa from march to October 1878. The author, who was in search of health, started from Pietermaritzburg, and enjoyed some good shooting en route; amongst other places visited were Spitzkop and Lydenberg, and there is an excellent description of these goldfields at this period, together with notes on the Boers and natives" (Mendelssohn), as well as the Sekukuni campaigns. The game he hunted included springbok, blessbox, klipspringer, reedbuck, wildebeest, lion, buffalo, and giraffe. A handsome copy of this "well-written work that ably describes the terrain [and] climate and encounters with native tribes and wild beasts" (Czech). The author (c.1856-1894) is recorded as an officer in the Royal Perthshire Militia (gazetted lieutenant 1874).

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         Map of the North Western Frontier of India. Showing the Pamir region and part of Afganistan.

      London: Arch.d. Constable & Co. and Edward Stanford. 26 & 27 Cockspur St. c 1880 - Overall dimensions 51 x 73 cm. Folding colour printed map with hand-coloured boundary lines. Folds between publisher's bright red cloth boards (17.5 x 11.5 cm.), Stanford's printed yellow label to upper cover and advertisement's to inner cover and to folded end section on linen verso. Classic map illustrative of of the Great Game. Boundary lines marked in red around Bokhara demarcating the "Russian Administrative Boundary", the "Boundary of Afghanistan as assumed in the Anglo-Russian Agreement of 1872-3" and the "British Political Border" north of Kashmir. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A MAP OF THE MASONIC LODGES AND R.A. CHAPTERS IN ENGLAND AND WALES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND. 1881.

      London : Edward Stanford, 1880.. FOLDING COLOURED MAP 1880. LACKING TEXT AND ADVERTS. MAP ONLY. Dissected and laid on linen, 32 sections, approximately 825 x 675 mm, 32½ x 26½ inches, folds down into cloth cover with printed label on upper cover. Tiny piece missing from centre of map, a pale stain and pale age-browning to map, spine of covers worn and with a small repair, top and bottom of spine chipped, the printed label has small chips with slight loss, edges of map a little frayed and stain to bottom edge, not affecting image, on the blank side of the map there is text faintly visible, it could be offset or the adverts were on the blank side of the map and are now visible through the linen. Good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Mexico Pintoresco Artistico y Monumental. Vistas, descripcion, anecdotas y episodios de los lugares mas notables de la capital y de los estados, aun de las poblaciones cortas, pero de importancia geografica o historica ... las descripciones contienen datos cientificos historicos y estadisticos...

      Mexico City: Imprenta de la Reforma, 1880 / 82. First edition. Mexico City: Imprenta de la Reforma, 1880 / 82/ 83. First edition. Three volumes, large quartos, pp xxxv, 515, 78, and with 67 plates; frontis., vi, 534, 7, and 70 plates; 576 (of 633), with 56 plates (of 68). Total number of plates is 193, all full-page, hors-du-texte. The first two volumes deal with Mexico City and its environs; vol. 3 deals with the rest of the country. The lithograph plates in these volumes are of very high quality, on especially thin paper used to enhance the imprint, showing everything of interest in the city at the time, along with descriptive and historical text by the author. The plates as well as the text are of great value in documenting the architectural scene in Mexico, esp. the capitol. (Even included are views of the new streetcar system that had been recently installed.) The lithographs were done by L. Garces and executed by the firm of Murguia. Mathes in his book on Mexican lithography, Mexico on Stone, pp. 41-44, calls the set: "The most important album of Mexican views of the century". Reprinted in the 1970's in a deluxe and very limited edition, the original set is extremely scarce on the market -- no complete sets have apparently ever come up at auction; OCLC notes only 6 library holdings, but with no indication of the completeness of the volumes. (Palau 270223/4) Volumes 1 and 2 are bound in red cloth over marbled boards, vol. 3 in red cloth alone. Aside from the defect noted in vol. iii, very good copies.

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         Italien (Albuminabzug). Fotoalbum mit 99 Originalfotos und 2 Leporellos, das eine zweiseitig, das andere 4 seitig (Hafenpanorama Genua).

      o.J. - Mit meist ganzseitigen montierten Abbildungen in sephia, 4°. 29,5 x 39,0 cm. unpaginiert Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einaben berieben, Rücken an beiden Kapitalen angerissen, das untere Rückenkapital mit Randfehlstellen und am Rückenfalz ca. 8 cm angerissen. Vorsätze etwas stockig, die erste Fotografie stark angestaubt, alle Fotos zweiseitig auf Karton montiert, die Kartonseiten wellig, die Seiten nach den Leporellos jeweis stärker verstaubt, wenige der Fotos aufgehellt, teils in winziger Schrift am Fußsteg die Fotos dem Baedeker Italien mit den entsprechenden Seitenzahlen zugeordnet. Fotos von Montabone - Milano (3), A. Noack-Genova, G. J. (12), N. D. (2), Edizioni Brogi (10), G. Brogi (10), Santarelli,(1) , P. Salviatti - Venezia (11), die Photos um 1880. Leicht wattierte Deckel, Goldprägung, Rundumgoltschnitt, Hardcover in Leder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Kitab al-Muhammadiyah.

      Istanbul: Mehmet Riza Efendi Tash Destgah, 1298 AH/1880-1 CE - Quarto (275 x 200 mm), pp. 7, 4, 478. Contemporary Turkish goatskin, rebacked at an early date with black roan, covers elaborately gilt with fillet borders enclosing strapwork roll with floral infill, an inner vermiculate roll linking floral cornerpieces, and a large doubled arabesque device in blind to centre, gilt-tooled fore-edge flap with English comb-marbled paper verso, pink endpapers. Purple ink stamp, "C. E. S. Palmer, H. B. M. Consul" to opening page (see below), together with a further ownership ink stamp in Ottoman, an effaced Ottoman inscription, and a partial reproduction of the tughra. Extremities slightly rubbed, a few superficial worm-tracks to boards, contents browned, occasional nicks and chips to page-edges, sporadic foxing and marking, a number of vignettes sometime coloured in by hand with a purple pencil, closed tear to upper outer corner of pp. 3/4 of the main text and an extensive closed tear to pp. 165/6, both partially repaired with all the text intact, old repair to terminal licence leaf. In good condition, complete with the terminal licence leaf. Lithographed throughout. Text in double column, framed, floral section headings; tughra of Sultan Abdul Hamid II and bookseller's advertisement printed in gilt (as issued) to opening page, pp. 2-3 (opening spread of main text) also printed in gilt with floral 'unwan; numerous vignettes to the text depicting relics and holy sites, including a series of large vignettes of the 8 gates of heaven (pp. 350-7), 8 full-page illustrations including 2 cosmographic diagrams and depictions of the Prophet's relics (2 illustrations, pp. 215 and 230), Hell (2 illustrations, pp. 280-1), the liwa' al-hamd (p. 275), and Judgement Day (p. 293). Uncommon Istanbul imprint of this popular Turkish translation of the Magharib al-Zaman (Sunsets of Time), a devotional work on the Prophet Muhammad, translated from the original Arabic by the author, Ottoman Sufi poet Yazicioglu Mehmet (d. 1491; his name means "son of the scribe"). Mehmet, a native of the Gallipoli peninsula, was a follower of Haci Bayram-i Veli (1352-1430) and influenced by the writings of Andalusian mystic Ibn 'Arabi, whose Fusus al-Hikam he translated into Turkish. The Muhammadiyah covers Muhammad's biography, various aspects of Muslim devotion, and eschatological matters, including Gog and Magog, the Sun rising in the west, and the Day of Resurrection; Mehmet is notably preoccupied with the eschatological role of Jesus and of the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. The earliest edition traced was printed in 1842 at Istanbul's Military Press ('Askeri Tab'hane). The book appears to have gone through numerous editions with various Istanbul printers throughout the 19th century, but surviving examples are uncommon, with 12 copies traced in libraries world-wide, of which 6 represent printings earlier than our copy. This copy belonged to British diplomat Charles Palmer, who as vice consul at Çanakkale during the build-up to the Great War filed numerous reports for Naval Intelligence on German and Ottoman mobilisation; when war began he was drafted into the Royal Navy and served on the staff of John de Robeck, commander of the Allied fleet in the Dardanelles. He is a major figure in 36 Days, a recent reappraisal of the Gallipoli landings by Australian military historian Hugh Doland (2010).

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         IN MEMORIAM

      London: [Printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press for] C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1880. No. 39 OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES, signed by the printer. This is a famous poet's most famous poem, beautifully printed and offered here in a very well-preserved, exuberantly decorated binding. First published in 1850, the present elegy is a tribute to Tennyson's college friend, Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-33), son of the famous historian Henry Hallam (1777-1859). Tennyson's first verses had been published before he was 20, but after Hallam's death, he published nothing for nine years, although all the while he was working on this poem, the product of protracted meditation. Written in rhyming quatrains, the poem moves from grief and doubt to certainty that the universe is purposeful. It was a sensational best-seller, striking a deep note of resonance with Victorian readers and the queen herself, who told the poet that "Next to the Bible, 'In Memoriam' is my comfort." Thomson says that the work "has been discussed from every point of view--proof of the profound influence it exercised over English thought for half a century." The work had major repercussions in Tennyson's professional and personal lives. It inspired Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, to petition that its author be named Poet Laureate of the realm, to succeed the recently deceased Wordsworth. And it left Tennyson financially secure enough to enter the married life, a step that had been delayed for 10 years for pecuniary reasons. Our Large Paper Copy has margins occupying more than twice as much area as the text and is printed with Whittingham's usual excellence on thick, creamy paper. There is a hint of the Moorish in the intricately gilt binding, which sports the exhibition stamp that one invariably sees on especially fine work from the Zaehnsdorf workshop.. 204 x 131 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 1 p.l. (limitation), 281, [1] pp. No. 39 OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES, signed by the printer. VERY ATTRACTIVE CITRON CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed on front doublure and with the firm's stamp on rear free endleaf), covers with mitered gilt frame enclosing large cornerpieces filled with swirling vines of azured gilt, the whole around an ovoid central panel featuring a gilt arabesque of delicate interlacing, flat spine tooled with curling azured gilt vines, gilt titling, BURGUNDY POLISHED CALF DOUBLURES tooled with a gilt strapwork design similar to the covers and framed by densely gilt turn-ins incorporating still more swirling vines, burgundy watered silk endleaves with gilt fleuron at corners, top edge gilt. With engraved frontispiece portrait. A Large Paper Copy. Spine slightly and evenly sun-darkened, a hint of rubbing along bottom edge, otherwise VERY FINE, the binding lustrous and scarcely worn, and the text clean, fresh, and bright, with immense margins.This is a famous poet's most famous poem, beautifully printed and offered here in a very well-preserved, exuberantly decorated binding. First published in 1850, the present elegy is a tribute to Tennyson's college friend, Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-33), son of the famous historian Henry Hallam (1777-1859). Tennyson's first verses had been published before he was 20, but after Hallam's death, he published nothing for nine years, although all the while he was working on this poem, the product of protracted meditation. Written in rhyming quatrains, the poem moves from grief and doubt to certainty that the universe is purposeful. It was a sensational best-seller, striking a deep note of resonance with Victorian readers and the queen herself, who told the poet that "Next to the Bible, 'In Memoriam' is my comfort." Thomson says that the work "has been discussed from every point of view--proof of the profound influence it exercised over English thought for half a century." The work had major repercussions in Tennyson's professional and personal lives. It inspired Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, to petition that its author be named Poet Laureate of the realm, to succeed the recently deceased Wordsworth. And it left Tennyson financially secure enough to enter the married life, a step that had been delayed for 10 years for pecuniary reasons. Our Large Paper Copy has margins occupying more than twice as much area as the text and is printed with Whittingham's usual excellence on thick, creamy paper. There is a hint of the Moorish in the intricately gilt binding, which sports the exhibition stamp that one invariably sees on especially fine work from the Zaehnsdorf workshop.

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         Antonio Maceo y Grajales

      January 22, 1880. Autograph letter signed, 7.5"x 5", 1p, January 22, 1880, n.p.. Overall toning, with minor staining and remnant rust marks from a paperclip, laminated in plastic.

Translated, the letter reads, "Mr. Izuamus, My office in Jamaica . . . of Mrs. Maria Cabrales de Maceo, who has all the powers needed in the present case, so that you may deal with her without the danger of finding fault in her assessment; therefore, she is vested with the indispensable authority to proceed with the arrangement by the powers entrusted to her by . . . Sincerely, Antonio."

At the time of this writing, Maceo had been living in Haiti and then Jamacia while planning to yet again to gain Cuban independence from Spain. Maria Cabrales de Maceo was Antonio’s wife, who fought alongside of her husband.


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         IN MEMORIAM

      London: [Printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press for] C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1880. No. 39 OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES, signed by the printer. This is a famous poet's most famous poem, beautifully printed and offered here in a very well-preserved, exuberantly decorated binding. First published in 1850, the present elegy is a tribute to Tennyson's college friend, Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-33), son of the famous historian Henry Hallam (1777-1859). Tennyson's first verses had been published before he was 20, but after Hallam's death, he published nothing for nine years, although all the while he was working on this poem, the product of protracted meditation. Written in rhyming quatrains, the poem moves from grief and doubt to certainty that the universe is purposeful. It was a sensational best-seller, striking a deep note of resonance with Victorian readers and the queen herself, who told the poet that "Next to the Bible, 'In Memoriam' is my comfort." Thomson says that the work "has been discussed from every point of view--proof of the profound influence it exercised over English thought for half a century." The work had major repercussions in Tennyson's professional and personal lives. It inspired Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, to petition that its author be named Poet Laureate of the realm, to succeed the recently deceased Wordsworth. And it left Tennyson financially secure enough to enter the married life, a step that had been delayed for 10 years for pecuniary reasons. Our Large Paper Copy has margins occupying more than twice as much area as the text and is printed with Whittingham's usual excellence on thick, creamy paper. There is a hint of the Moorish in the intricately gilt binding, which sports the exhibition stamp that one invariably sees on especially fine work from the Zaehnsdorf workshop.. 204 x 131 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 1 p.l. (limitation), 281, [1] pp. No. 39 OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES, signed by the printer. VERY ATTRACTIVE CITRON CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed on front doublure and with the firm's stamp on rear free endleaf), covers with mitered gilt frame enclosing large cornerpieces filled with swirling vines of azured gilt, the whole around an ovoid central panel featuring a gilt arabesque of delicate interlacing, flat spine tooled with curling azured gilt vines, gilt titling, BURGUNDY POLISHED CALF DOUBLURES tooled with a gilt strapwork design similar to the covers and framed by densely gilt turn-ins incorporating still more swirling vines, burgundy watered silk endleaves with gilt fleuron at corners, top edge gilt. With engraved frontispiece portrait. A Large Paper Copy. Spine slightly and evenly sun-darkened, a hint of rubbing along bottom edge, otherwise VERY FINE, the binding lustrous and scarcely worn, and the text clean, fresh, and bright, with immense margins. This is a famous poet's most famous poem, beautifully printed and offered here in a very well-preserved, exuberantly decorated binding. First published in 1850, the present elegy is a tribute to Tennyson's college friend, Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-33), son of the famous historian Henry Hallam (1777-1859). Tennyson's first verses had been published before he was 20, but after Hallam's death, he published nothing for nine years, although all the while he was working on this poem, the product of protracted meditation. Written in rhyming quatrains, the poem moves from grief and doubt to certainty that the universe is purposeful. It was a sensational best-seller, striking a deep note of resonance with Victorian readers and the queen herself, who told the poet that "Next to the Bible, 'In Memoriam' is my comfort." Thomson says that the work "has been discussed from every point of view--proof of the profound influence it exercised over English thought for half a century." The work had major repercussions in Tennyson's professional and personal lives. It inspired Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, to petition that its author be named Poet Laureate of the realm, to succeed the recently deceased Wordsworth. And it left Tennyson financially secure enough to enter the married life, a step that had been delayed for 10 years for pecuniary reasons. Our Large Paper Copy has margins occupying more than twice as much area as the text and is printed with Whittingham's usual excellence on thick, creamy paper. There is a hint of the Moorish in the intricately gilt binding, which sports the exhibition stamp that one invariably sees on especially fine work from the Zaehnsdorf workshop.

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         AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT (AM): Two Pages from JACK AND JILL: A VILLAGE STORY

      no date [1880] - Two 7-5/8" x 9-3/4" pages of AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT on two lined sheets of paper consisting of @300 words completely in Alcott's hand. In part: "'Jill goes wherever Jack does & he lets her. He's such a good-natured chap he can't say No.' 'To a girl,' shyly added one of the boys who had wished to borrow the red sled & been politely refused because Jill wanted it. 'He's the nicest boy in the world for he never gets mad,' said the timid young lady recalling the many times Jack had shielded her from the terrors which beset her path to school in the shape of cows, dogs, & boys who made faces & called her 'Fraid cat.'" Much more. Minor soiling, Near Fine. Housed in a Fine custom-made blue half-morocco slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine

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         Exhibit of the Fisheries and Fish Culture of the United States of America, at the Internationale Fischerei-Ausstellung, held at Berlin. Washington, Government Printing Office

      1880 - First Edition. 8vo, xvi, 239pp, later green buckram. Library stamp on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A complete run (70 volumes) of the Annual Reports of the U.S. Geological Survey, from Volume 1 (1880) through Volume 26 (1905). [First editions].

      The Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1880 - Washington, Government Printing Office, thick quartos, variously paged. ***CONTENT: These reports focus on all aspects of geology: mining, mineralogy, petrology, hydrology and water resources, topography and geomorphology, structural geology, earthquakes, volcanism, paleontology, glacial studies, areal geology, geologic history, etc., and also include studies of forest reserves and the timber industry. Reports on metallic and non-metallic mineral resources receive particular attention. These volumes each contain from 1-8 reports that vary in length from a few pages to more than 300 pages. As this set is fully complete, ALL THE COLLECTIBLE RARITIES ARE PRESENT: King's First Annual Report; Dutton's Grand Canyon studies; Marsh's Dinosaurs of North America; all the reports on Great Lakes iron and copper; California, Rocky Mountain, and Alaska gold fields and mining districts; the three "Atlases" of color forest distribution maps; and more. Reports of special significance in this set include those on the Comstock Lode, Nevada (Becker), Hawaiian volcanoes (Dutton), rocks of the Sierra Nevada (Turner), arid region hydrology (Powell, Newell), Appalachian structure (Willis), North American glaciers (Russell), fossil mammals and birds (Marsh), Iowa Pleistocene (McGee), Alaska geology (Spurr, Schrader, Brooks), Cambrian trilobites and faunas (Walcott), the Charleston (SC) earthquake (Dutton), artesian wells (Chamberlin), fossil mollusks (White), paleobotany and Laramie flora (Ward), mid-continent petroleum and natural gas (Orton, Phinney), and more. Mining districts receiving attention include: Comstock, Washoe, Leadville, Cripple Creek, Eureka, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Tintic, Telluride, Judith Mts., Penokee, Mesabi, Vermilion, Marquette, Ophir, Mercur, Silver Cliff, Custer County (CO), Rico Mts., Idaho Basin, Yukon, Klondike, plus coal, oil and gas districts, etc. Studies of specific regions include: east Texas, the Black Hills, San Francisco Peninsula, southern Oregon, eastern seacoast swamps and shorelines, Yellowstone, Martha's Vineyard and Cape Ann (Massachusetts), Chesapeake Bay, Connecticut Mesozoic, Mount Desert (Maine), the Rocky Mts. and Appalachians, the Taconic Range and Green Mts. (New York and Vermont), Maryland granites, Lassen Peak, Cascade Mts., Glacier Bay (AK), and more. These reports are splendidly illustrated by SEVERAL THOUSAND full-page plates, photos and maps, many folding and in color, as well as a plethora of text figures and small maps. Two volumes contain colored geologic maps of the U.S. that command significant prices at auction. ***CONDITION: All volumes are fully complete; they are typically in VG to FINE condition and uniformly bound in the original "Geological Survey" cloth bindings with a gilt vignette on the front covers and original gilt-lettered spines with crossed pick and hammer decoration. [The first AR is in original 3/4 leather and marbled boards.] The covers are clean and sound with only light wear to the extremities. Joints and hinges typically solid, bindings firm. The text pages and illustrations are near pristine: fresh, clean and bright. Some volumes show mild evidence of previous ownership on the endpapers. It has taken many years to assemble this handsome set - many volumes are very difficult to obtain in such good condition. Nickles 841-842, 1061-1062. BMNH 2176. International and domestic shipping will be extra, but only at my cost. If you live from Virginia to Maine, I might deliver personally in my van. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         NEW GUINEA: WHAT I DID AND WHAT I SAW.

      London, Samson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1880.. FIRST EDITION 1880, 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE SET. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, 69 plates some full page and some in the text, which includes portrait frontispiece of author, 4 colour plates of birds, pages: x, 1-424, x, 1-407 plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue. FOLDING MAP MISSING AND FACSIMILE PROVIDED IN POCKET AT REAR, original publisher's pictorial cloth recased with original spine relaid on new matching cloth, new cloth visible at hinges, bindings rubbed and spines faded, uneven fading to covers, new brown coated endpapers, neat old ink name to top of blank side of portrait and half title, half-title missing from volume 1, pale foxing to half-title in volume 2, a little pale age-browning in places, but text and plates mostly clean, a sturdy working set. PLEASE NOTE: The illustration listed in the vol 1 for page 231 is at page 231 in volume 2 and that listed for 83 in vol 2 is at page 83 in vol 1. THIS IS A HEAVY SET AND WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Légendes et souvenirs [pages réunies par Mme Ferry-Schutzenberger sa veuve, pour être offertes en sa mémoire à ses parents et à ses amis].

      [Édition privée], s. d. (vers 1880). - in-8 (244 x 161 mm.), (4), 301, (7) pp., 22 planches hors-texte tirées sur japon dont : portrait photo d'Édouard Ferry en frontispice, 1 page autographe et 20 pl. hors-texte (dont une non-annoncée à la table des planches), soit 7 clichés de Victor Franck, photographe à Saint-Dié, et 13 dessins par Louis Schutzenberger, Charles Mewès, Mme Eugénie Ferry et Mme Marguerite Fauconnier, reliure d'époque en maroquin janséniste, large dentelle intérieure, gardes de soie écarlate, doubles-gardes, tête dorée ; édition originale, ex-libris contrecollé sur premier feuillet blanc, très bel exemplaire. Il s'agit très probablement d'une édition privée tirée à très peu d'exemplaires. Monographie de Retournemer, L'Âme des Plantes, Soupir de Nonne, Histoire d'Ours . Edouard Ferry était le cousin germain de Jules Ferry. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Album of the kings &​ queens of Victoria

      [Melbourne : compiled and published by H. Perkins & Co., The Gift Depot, c.1880]. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed faux tortoise-shell pattern papered boards with gilt stamped lettering and ornament, containing folding concertina of [12] panels with leporello reproductions of Kruger's photographic portraits of surviving leaders of Aboriginal tribes of Victoria, originally taken at various times between around 1866 and 1878; the rear paste-down with the original printed yellow sheet laid in, a short essay titled The Kings and​ Queens of Victoria : The Australian Aboriginal; in the very rare publisher's original paper slipcase (worn), a fine example of this rare and visually striking publication, with a particularly attractive variant binding; loosely enclosed is a small clipping from The Argus dated 27.1.02 regarding the presentation of a brass king plate to Anthony Anderson, referred to as 'last of the Birchip Aboriginals' and 'king of Birchip, Morton Plains, Donald and surrounding country'. Ferguson 5809 (locating a single copy in the Mitchell Library, incomplete, described by Ferguson as with only 8 portraits, it has, in fact 10 portraits of the 12, and a complete example is held within the Dixson Library at the State Library of New South Wales).

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         Flower Boat.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 21,2 x 26,8 cm, on mount. Few small white points. KEYWORDS:china/photo

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        Phineas Barnum

      , n.d. n.d.. Card Signed in Chinese characters, 2” x 3.5”. A collector has lightly penciled vertically to the right of the signature “Chang the Chinese Giant.” Light soiling in perimeter area. Nick at far left edge. Fine condition.Variously referred to as Chang Woo Gow, Chang Yu Sing, or Zhan Shi Chai (pinyin transliteration), her toured the world as Chang the Chinese Giant. Approximately eight feet tall, he first began showing himself in London at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly in the 1860s, but was soon touring Europe. Well educated and reportedly speaking up to ten languages, in 1880, P.T. Barnum signed him to appear in New York. While in America he posed in a number of different costumes including mandarin robes, a French military uniform, the armor and the dress of a Mongolian warrior. An 1881 ad for Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth proclaimed him “The Huge Celestial, Linguist, Scholar, Gentleman. / The Unquestioned Goliath of the Century. / ‘Chang, The Chinese Giant’ / Standing Nearly 9 Feet High in his Stocking Feet…” Chang died in 1893 at the age of 52.

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