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Walsh, W.C

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St. Louis: A. Gast & Co. 1879. AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT Lithograph Paper size: 19 3/4″ x 17 1/2″ Texas, without gold mines or fabulous cities, was rich with abundant and affordable pubic land, which attracted a steady stream of visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lured by the dream of land ownership or profit from land speculation, many left their homelands for the Texas wilderness. It would be difficult to find better illustrations of this migration than the county survey maps charting the boundaries of tracts and names of grantees. These early maps, contemporary with the arrival of new settlers, provide a fascinating visual history of Texas land policy and the settlement of the Lone Star State. While Texas remained a Spanish dominion, land grants were granted to Spanish subjects only. Authority to grant land rested with the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City until 1767 when the governor of the province of Texas was invested with the authority to issue grants. In 1820 Spain passed a law allowing foreigners to settle in the empire. The government of the now independent Mexico, which controlled the vast public lands of Texas, followed its colonial predecessor's example and in the proceeding years thousands of Anglo Americans undertook the arduous journey across the continent to take advantage of the opportunity to become Texas landowners. Large land grants were also awarded to colony leaders called empresarios, the most famous of whom are probably Moses and his son Stephen Austin. With no central land office, each colony appointed a land commissioner to issue titles to settlers. In 1830 the Mexican congress outlawed further immigration from the United States, sparking the Texas Revolution in the fall of 1835. Upon the establishment of the new Republic in 1836, Texas secured ownership of more than 200 million acres of public land. The Republic of Texas continued the land policies of Spain and Mexico and under its constitution awarded first-class headright to land to all single men and heads of families residing in Texas on March 2, 1836. The first congress of the Republic also established a General Land Office and during the years of independence a total of 36,876,492 acres was parceled out. The pioneers who settled this land helped defend Texan borders from both Indians and Mexico, the latter of which was eager to regain its lands. They also provided valuable tax revenue for the new nation. Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the Union in 1845. With the exception of the thirteen colonies, it is unique among the states because, upon its admittance, it retained its public lands thus providing for its economic strength and success. The new state used some of this land to settle its debts and make public improvements. Under the terms of the Compromise of 1850, Texas ceded its claim to 67 million acres of land to the west and northwest of its current boundaries in exchange for a payment of $10 million. After the settlement of its $7.75 million of debt, Texas used the remainder of the payment to establish a permanent school fund, build a new capitol and governor's mansion, and create a hospital for the mentally ill. The settlement of this public land remained an important part of state policy. Many of the Spanish community property and homestead laws were retained through the era of Mexican rule and the republican period and remained in practice after Texas became a state. Among these, property was exempt from forced sale and land grants extended only as far as the riverbank and not to the middle of the stream, as dictated by An. Book.

Houghton William (Rev.)

SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE, Octavius

The spiders of Dorset; with an appendix containing short descriptions of those species not yet found in Dorsetshire, vols 1 & 2

Louis Henry Ruegg, Sherborne 1879 – Page edges lightly foxed; bindings tight; paper covers worn and a little stained with chip; spines worn & browned. Green cloth box, with browned & damaged title label. From the ‘Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club’, edited by James Buckman. Used – Good. Good paperbacks in box [Attributes: First Edition]

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Sebastian, Lewis Boyd

A digest of cases of trade mark, trade name trade secret, goodwill, &c. decided in the courts of the United Kingdom, India, the colonies and the United States of America

London: Stevens and Sons, 1879. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Inscribed and dated by author. Physical desc. xxiv, 472 p. 22 cm [30] ; Subject: Law.

C. Kegan Paul and Company, 1879. Hardcover. Very Good. London: C. Kegan Paul & Company, 1879. First Edition, First Printing, which consisted of only 750 copies. In Near Very Good condition. Front and rear hinges started. Small binder's label to rear paste down. The cloth shows light rubbing and edge wear, with light fraying to corners, rear joint and spine ends. Light rubbing to gilt stamping. A nice copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published work, which is considered to be a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.

Zollner, F

Das Skalen – Photometer. Ein Neues Instrument zur mechanischen Messung des Lichtes

Leipzig, 1879. First Edition. Contemp. cloth backed bds. A very good copy; gum labels on spine (NOT x-lib.) 8vo. There is a frontis. of the device; text illus.; 3 fldg. plates. Zollner's exposition of the theory and construction of his new instrument. A very important contribution to astronomical studies and superb piece of science. A most important instrument book. See DSB.

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Hepp, Augustus: [Central Park Photography]:

[COLLECTION OF THIRTY-ONE MOUNTED CYANOTYPE VIEWS OF CENTRAL PARK]

[New York. 1879]. Thirty-one images, averaging 7 x 9 inches, mounted on 11 x 14-inch cards. Several mounts slightly chipped. Minor soiling. Mounts lightly warped. Cyanotype prints bright and clear. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. An extremely rare and important series of photographic views of Central Park by Augustus Hepp, the Superintending Gardener for Central Park, and previously one of the thirty-three entrants in the 1857 design competition for the park. “In 1879 Hepp was commissioned by the U.S. Secretary of State, William Evarts, to make photographs of the park to be presented to the French Government. By then the park was considered completed – all of the major structures had been built, and trees, shrubs and other landscape elements planted over the previous two decades had had time to grow and acquire a natural appearance. It was time for the city to proclaim its magnificent civic achievement to the world. In addition to images of highlights of the picturesque landscape, Hepp's photographs show the features of the newly built park, such as Bethesda Terrace and Belvedere Castle, as well as several others that no longer exist, including the Mineral Springs Pavilion and the original Boathouse” – from notes for the exhibition “Central Park in Blue,” mounted by the Museum of the City of New York in 2003 for the park's 150th anniversary. Hepp used the cyanotype process for his photographs, yielding images with a characteristic blue tint. Twenty-five of Hepp's cyanotypes were included in the exhibition, selected from a group of forty in the Museum's collection. Only three sets of Hepp's Central Park cyanotype views are known to exist, and this is likely the only set ever to be offered for sale. One set was presented, as planned, to the French government. The set at the Museum of the City of New York – with which this set was compared – was acquired before 1958 as a gift from Ruth Hepp, presumably a descendant of the photographer. This set likewise came from the dispersal of the family estate. This set of images is mounted on glazed paper card stock, all stamped on the verso, “From the Collection of A. Hepp” and bearing Hepp's manuscript title labels which record the site, location, and vantage point – none of which appear on the Museum's set of prints. The condition of the two sets is comparable, with an occasional corner of a mount chipped away and slight warping of the boards. In both cases, some prints are better than others, with slight fading to some, while in others the stunning blue of the cyanotype medium is superbly represented. The Museum's set of forty views contains eleven images not represented here, while this set of thirty-one contains four views not found in the Museum's set. These views, which are the photographer's own retained prints, bearing his own holograph titles, offer a fresh, newly minted testimonial to the picturesque wilderness and architectural aesthetic envisioned by Olmsted and Vaux. The cyanotype process enjoyed a considerable vogue around 1880, probably accounting for Hepp's choice of this medium. It yields a photograph in continuous tones of Prussian blue. The sculptures of Daniel Webster, Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, the Pilgrim, and the Falconer; the whimsically international buildings and the lovely bridges, some of which no longer exist; the water features and fountains, the goat carts, the newly finished Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the mature plantings in their pastoral context, are optimally presented by the man in charge of their care. Altogether, a fine record of America's first and greatest public park. Images included in the set are as follow: 1) “Projecting Rock, North End of Park, between 7th and 8th Aves. near 110th St.” 2) “The Falconer, Bronze Figure. ” 3) “The Terrace, from the Path leading to the Boat House.” 4) “The Boat House from a Rock north west of it in the Rambles.” 5) “The Marble Arch [. ] End of Mall.” 6) “The Balcony Bridge. as seen from Rambles.” 7) “The Belvedere (West Side) with 79th St. Transverse Road Tunnel.” 8) “The Dairy. Place of Refreshment betw. East and Center Drive, near Transverse Rd. N.1.” 9) “The Tigress. Bronze group. on Hill betw. Terrace and Horse Fountain.” 10) “Bankrock Bridge, from a Point South and looking north towards reservoir.” 11) “The Music Stand, Moorish Pavilion west of Promenade near the Terrace.” 12) “The Terrace, as seen from the Top of East Wing.” 13) “Bethesda, (Fountain) as seen from the path leading to the Boat House.” 14) “View from a point north of Horse Fountain, Bow Bridge looking towards Museum of Nat. History.” 15) “Fountain & Part of Esplanade seen from East Wing of Terrace looking North-west.” 16) “Daniel Webster. Bronze statue. Junction of West Drive & 72nd St. Cross Road.” 17) “The Goat Carriages, North End of Mall.” 18) “Sir Walter Scott. Bronze by South End of Mall.” 19) “The Obelisk. West of Mus. of Art, from a point south west.” 20) “View from the westerly walk in Ramble, over the lake towards 8th Ave. The Dakota & San Remo in the distance.” 21) “The Museum of Art, from a point south of it.” 22) “Bronze Figure. commemorating the Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers on Plymouth Rock Dec. 21st 1620. East Drive near 72nd St. cross Rd.” 23) “Bridge across the bridle Path and Bay of Lake near 8th Ave. betw. 76th and 78th Sts.” 24) “The Mineral Springs near West Drive and 72nd St. Cross Road.” 25) “Shakespeare. Bronze Statue by South End of Mall.” 26) “The Belvedere, from a point on rock south east.” 27) “Gapstow Bridge, across 59th St. Lake, from a point south east of it.” 28) “Mount St. Vincent before its destruction.” 29) “The Swedish School House Cottage, West End.” 30) “Glenspan Bridge, West Drive opposite 102nd & 103rd Streets.” 31) Untitled, statue of St. Joseph in wild glade, on a variant mount.

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BURNHAM, LEAVITT [LAND COMMISSIONER, OMAHA, NEB.]

GUIDE TO THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD LANDS. 12,000,000 ACRES. 3,000,000 ACRES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEBRASKA NOW FOR SALE

Omaha: Land Department Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1879. 1879. First edition. 8vo. 9″ X 6″ pictorial wrappers with map on back cover, 32 pp. introduction, illustrated, maps. Two engraved views from the Elkhorn & Platte valley/county. The land grant comprises central Nebraska, southern Wyoming, and northern Colorado and Utah. Description, advantages, water resources, climate, soil, live stock raising, farming, markets, timber, minerals, information about homesteads, advantages of living in colonies, etc. Light stamp of Union Pacific Railroad on upper portion of front cover, else a fine, bright copy.

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[MEREDITH, LOUISA ANNE] MEREDITH, Louisa Anne

Our Island Home, A Tasmanian Sketch Book

Hobart: J. Walch, London, Ward, 1879. Folio, full-page lithographic plates; a few leaves lightly spotted and marked, the title-page strengthened but a good copy in the original decorated cloth, all edges gilt. First edition and characteristic of her best illustrated work, this was Meredith's first major literary and artistic undertaking since 1860. The illustrations are based on pencil sketches and in the preface Meredith states 'The desire to render such honour as I might to the scenery of Tasmania, by the publication of a volume of landscape sketches…'. Unlike her natural history books, the illustrations are tinted only and include views of Hobart, Mount Wellington, Herne Bay and the Derwent Valley.

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Arabia, Persia – At-Tabari, Abu Djafar Mohammed ibn Djarir:

Geschichte der Perser und Araber zur Zeit der Sasaniden. Aus der arabischen Chronik de Tabari übersetzt und mit ausführlichen Erläuterungen und Ergänzungen versehn von Th. Nöldeke.

Leiden, Brill, 1879. Gr- 8°. XXVIII, 503 SS. Halb-Leinen d. Zt. Bedeutende Übersetzung mit reichem Kommentar und Register. – Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, nur zu Beginn etwas stärker. Einband berieben, Vorsatz vorne erneuert, Rücken mit kleinen Platzstellen, aber solide.

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McGlashan, C.F

History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras

Truckee, CA: Crowley & McGlashan, 1879. The definitive account of America's most famous incident of cannibalism. The author personally interviewed 22 of the 24 survivors who were stranded without food in the high Sierras, while enroute to California in 1846-47. Original embossed cloth, lightly edge-worn and gently bumped at the corners; textblock beginning to separate at the base of the front gutter but still tightly bound. The somewhat acidic paper is aged and tender, but very clean. 193p.; Howes M-102; Graff 2610; Rader 2295. First Edition. Embossed Brown Cloth. Very Good. 8vo – Over 7 3/4″ -9 3/4 ” Tall. Hard Cover.

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BURNHAM, LEAVITT [LAND COMMISSIONER, OMAHA, NEB.]

GUIDE TO THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD LANDS. 12,000,000 ACRES. 3,000,000 ACRES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEBRASKA NOW FOR SALE

Omaha: Land Department Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1879. 1879. First edition. 8vo. 9″ X 6″ pictorial wrappers with map on back cover, 32 pp. introduction, illustrated, maps. Two engraved views from the Elkhorn & Platte valley/county. The land grant comprises central Nebraska, southern Wyoming, and northern Colorado and Utah. Description, advantages, water resources, climate, soil, live stock raising, farming, markets, timber, minerals, information about homesteads, advantages of living in colonies, etc. Light stamp of Union Pacific Railroad on upper portion of front cover, else a fine, bright copy.

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BLEEKER, Pieter.

Contribution à la faune ichthyologique de l’île de Maurice.Amsterdam, C.G. van der Post (printed by Roever-Kröber-Bakels), 1878. 4to. With 3 numbered chromolithographed plates (1 folding) by L. Speigler after the drawings by Bleeker (chromolithographed by Emrik & Binger, Haarlem). Original printed boards.

Cf. Dean I, p. 138 (article 1879); Weber & Beaufort 495 (article 1879); not in Nissen, SB & ZBI. Early separate issue of an article, with title-page and printed boards, concerning the fish of the island Mauritius in the southwest Indian Ocean. This issue appeared in 1878, prior to the publication of the article in Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Academie der Wetenschappen XVIII (1879) and is one of the last articles by Pieter Bleeker (1819-1878), one of the most important ichthyologists of his time, who wrote more than 500 books, monographs and articles on ichthyology.Spine tattered. Very good copy, bolts unopened.

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Casebourne, Marie Louise [later Robinson]

Monogram Album in which monograms are incorporated into elaborate pen and pencil work

Full Morocco. Very Good. N.d. circa 1870s (one later illustration is dated 1879). With eight illustrations of penwork incorporating monograms and an occasional die-cut, plus eight other original ink drawings, three signed by M. L. Robinson, which is almost surely the married name of Ms. Casebourne, and one unfinished drawing. The penwork throughout is sophisticated. A few of the images are copies of known works, such as a buck modeled after Landseer’s rendering of such. The majority, though, are almost certainly truly original, which does not mean that they might not have been heavily influenced by other works. The hand is manifestly skilled. One female visage is used repeatedly, and in a few illustrations, the same face is repeated with only minor modifications, and so one might conjecture that the face was a self-portrait. Depicted are a lady riding side-saddle, three sportswomen (croquet, angling and probably archery are represented), and young maidens dressed probably for a ball. Other images include bouquets, sporting, coastal and country life scenes.We can infer that the album was begun by Ms. Casebourne as a nubial young woman from a good family, and she continued with it upon marrying. In the album we catch glimpses of the lifestyle of such a woman of the period. The leather binder housing the album has considerable wear. There is light finger soiling on the margins and the back of the illustrated leaves. The album measures 11.5 by 9.5 inches, 30 by 24 cm.

First Edition in Original ClothJAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and Other Tales. In Two Volumes. London: Macmillan and Co. 1879.First edition, one of an edition of only 500 copies. Two octavo editions (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 189 x 126 mm). [8], 288; [8], 245, [1, colophon], [2, publisher\’s ads] pp. Half-titles in each volume.Original dark blue cloth. Titles to spine in gilt. Boards paneled in black. Brown coated endpapers.â? Previous owner\’s old ink inscription dated 1879 to half-title of volume I. Small almost unnoticeable ink spot to spine of volume I. A superb set.A beautiful set. These six stories had previously been published in America, in Scribnerís, Harperís and the Galaxy, and were here collected for the first time and revised throughout.BAL 10543. Edel and Laurence A10a.HBS 65567.$13,500

London: C. Kegan Paul & Co. Very Good. 1879. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition – 1879 Variant maroon cloth, not mentioned in Penzer. Six colored lithographic plates, folding map. ; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request.

Holmes, Oliver W.

JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY A MEMOIR

Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co. 1879. Large octavo. Brown cloth, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Small gilt morocco bookplate on pastedown, minor wear at tips, head and toe of spine frayed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, the so-called “large-paper” issue of 516 copies, issued simultaneously with the regular issue, but printed prior to it. Inscribed by the author: “Charles W. Eliot With the kind regards of Oliver Wendell Holmes Dec. 25th 1878.” The earliest presentation copy noted in the standard references is the copy inscribed to Thomas Motley on the 13th. After that, Christmas Day is most often seen as the date attached to inscriptions (perhaps executed in advance in anticipation of their receipt as gifts). The recipient, Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926), assumed the presidency of Harvard in 1869, and enjoyed a long career as educational reformer. BAL 8933. CURRIER & TILTON, pp.172-3.

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Hymns in Dakota, for use in the Missionary Jurisdiction of Niobrara [cover title]: Dakota Odowan

[New York]: Published by the Indian Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church 1879. Small octavo. Red cloth gilt. 127pp. Titles in English, text in Dakota. Contemporary pencil owner’s name, one page corner creased, some staining on the rear board, modest wear at the spine ends, else sound and very good. OCLC locates several similar editions, but none from 1879.

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STONE, Lucy (1818 – 1893)

Autographed Letter Signed on “The Women's Journal” stationery

Boston, 1879. unbound. Two-page letter (front and back) with extraordinary content, 8.25 x 5 inches, Boston, January 25, 1879. Signed three times in the text and again at the conclusion; written to Frances Munson, a fellow graduate of Oberlin College, in part: “. As all Oberlin students are in a sense dear friends I address you by that title in spite of the 'Mrs. Lucy Stone Blackwell,' which you called me. I am called Lucy Stone, never had a prefix or suffix. But as it is 33 years since I left Oberlin I can easily partake for the mistake. It has occurred to me to ask the 'Society Woman' if the young men can not be used by you. If such arrangement could be made it would be an expense saved. You do not want one study hall and it will cost much more than $3,000 for a really creditable one of any size. Consult President Fairchild and see if an arrangement can not be made to have a hall. I will let the woman's journal do what it can for you and I will give you money if you build. I give myself and all I have more than enough to help woman's rights. And so I have little for anything else.” Accompanied by the original handwritten envelope. The letter has two horizontal folds and several small stains; very good condition. Prominent American abolitionist and suffragist who was a strong advocator of woman%u2019s rights.

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MEREDITH, LOUISA ANNE] MEREDITH, Louisa Anne

J. Walch, London, Ward, Hobart 1879 – Folio, full-page lithographic plates; a few leaves lightly spotted and marked, the title-page strengthened but a good copy in the original decorated cloth, all edges gilt. First edition and characteristic of her best illustrated work, this was Meredith’s first major literary and artistic undertaking since 1860. The illustrations are based on pencil sketches and in the preface Meredith states ‘The desire to render such honour as I might to the scenery of Tasmania, by the publication of a volume of landscape sketches?’. Unlike her natural history books, the illustrations are tinted only and include views of Hobart, Mount Wellington, Herne Bay and the Derwent Valley. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co. 1879. – Large octavo. Brown cloth, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Small gilt morocco bookplate on pastedown, minor wear at tips, head and toe of spine frayed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, the so-called “large-paper” issue of 516 copies, issued simultaneously with the regular issue, but printed prior to it. Inscribed by the author: “Charles W. Eliot With the kind regards of Oliver Wendell Holmes Dec. 25th 1878.” The earliest presentation copy noted in the standard references is the copy inscribed to Thomas Motley on the 13th. After that, Christmas Day is most often seen as the date attached to inscriptions (perhaps executed in advance in anticipation of their receipt as gifts). The recipient, Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926), assumed the presidency of Harvard in 1869, and enjoyed a long career as educational reformer. BAL 8933. CURRIER & TILTON, pp.172-3.

Haines, T. L. / Yaggy, L. W

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

Chicago, Illinois: Western Publishing House. Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1879. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 6 x 8.75 in. 600 pages. Corners of boards are worn and hinge is starting to lightly separate at title page, but has been well repaired by archival tape. Early pages are slightly rippled but are complete. Edge of many pages are lightly stained, presumably due to moisture penetrating book sometime during its over 130-year life. Otherwise, hinges are tight and pages are complete. Has decorative green cloth boards, with gilt lettering and illustration on the front board and spine. Page block edges are marbled. Contains 600 pages of beautiful, historical and informative text. All seven etched black and white plates are present with tissue guards (frontispiece and facing pp. 36, 120, 238, 408, 508, and 586. “The subject-matter of this book, Success and Happiness, has been the consideration of every eminent pen, from the days of Solomon to the present. To say any thing strictly new would be impossible; nor would we presume that our knowledge and experience would be as valuable as the maxims of the wise and sublime truths which have become a part of the standard literature.”.

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ALPS / CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS) Alt, Franz (illus)

Wien. Eduard Holzel. No date. [ Ca. 1879]. 25 chromolithographic plates, images approximately 10 1/2 x 15 inches mounted as issued on sheet size 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, loose in decorative card portfolio with cloth spine. Portfolio cloth spine split: covers loose and worn with abrasions, cloth tie at right missing, a few notations in thick pen on inner front cover. The majority of the plates are in very good condition with light scattered foxing to card supports. There is heavier foxing to the margins of the following plates: Konigsspitze, Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Gosausee, Bruneck, Kufstein, Hintersee, Hallstadter-See. One inch tear at edge of card support of plates Salzburg, Ausfluss aus dem Raibl, well outside plate. Some tissue paper adhesion to plates Castell Tenno, Konigsspitze, Gosausee, Ferleiten (little abrasion to right edge of image), Rosengarten bei Bozen. Three plates have pinholes just above and beneath the image; chip to upper right corner of Gosausee. Handsome, large chromolithographs on textured paper after paintings by Franz Alt (the majority), J. Varonne, Ad. Waagen, A. Hansch, Carl Hasch, Carl Moser, E. Mahlknecht, A. Podesta, and A. Kappis. The views are titled on a small paper label glued to the verso of the sheets, although the titles are not always exactly the same as on the title page listing. Titles as marked on verso of plates are: Berchtesgaden (lightest foxing to plate), Innsbruck, Hallstadter-See, Salzburg (view of Kapuzinerberg), Riva am Garda-See, Konig-See, Ferleiten, Kufstein, Ober-see, Bruneck, Zell am See, Hintersee, Castell Tenno, Bucht Von Balanza (corrected in pencil to Pallanza), Salzburg (Vorstadt Stein), Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Konigsspitze, Monte Cristallo, Gosausee, Partenkirchen (titled “Zugspitze im Baierischen Hochgebirge” on title page) Rosengarten bei Bozen, Velder-See, Grundelsee, Hohenschwangau, Traunkirchen. No date of publication in the portfolio, but a date of 1879 is given in the copy (with 8 plates) held by Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek / Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Another copy with 21 plates is located at Cambridge University Library. A scarce and beautiful record.

Album des Trabrenn-Sport.

Berlin, H. Schnaebeli & Co, 1879. Oblong 8vo (330 x 265 mm). 16 original albumen prints, c. 205 x 150 mm. Mounted on original boards. Original richly decorated cloth, on front cover: “Album des Trabrenn-Sport. H. Schnaebeli & Co. Hof-Photographen u. Kunstverlag. Berlin Unter den Linden 30”. Fine album of original albumen prints depicting trotting. All horses and jockeys are identified in handwriting on the opposite page. 1 Cremien. 2. Lump. schw. H. v. Lump a. d. Nelly Parker. Züchter u. Bes. Gestüt Mariahall. 3. Mazeppa. Fahrer J. W. Raymer. 4. anon. 5. France’s Alexander. Schwarzer Hengst v. Ben Patschen a. d. Jenny Martin. Besitzer Gestüt Mariahall. 6. Lynwood. Schimmel-Hengst v. Clinker a. d. Belton Maid. Besitzer. Berliner Trabrenn-Verein. 7. Sunol. Braune Stute v. Electioneer a. d. Wazana. Besitzer Rob. Bronner. 8. Djelowaja. Schimmel-Stute v. Atlasnuyi a. d. Delni. Besitzer und Fahrer Herr G. Barthels. 9. Blue belle. Fuchs-Stute v. Blue Bull. Besitzer: Gestüt Mariahall. Trainer u. Fahrer L. Raymer. 10. Polly. Braune Stute v. Hamdallah a. d. Belle. Besitzer: Herr Ehrich. Trainer u. Fahrer Joe Raymer. 11. Tiger. F. H. gez. in Russland 1873 v. Stroining a. d. Saszita. Besitzer: Albas Singer in Wien. 12. Lumpazius. br. H. v. Lump a. d. Addre E. C. Züchter u. Bes. Gestüt Mariahall. 13. Sametz. 14. Maud. S. Fuchs-Stute v. Harlod a. d. Miss Russell. 15. Ledenaja. Fahrer J. W. Raymer. 16. Jersey Thorne brauner Hengst v. Thorndale a. d. Martha, Besitzer Mr. Wilson. – Most photographs signed in the plate: H. Schnaebeli; one dated 1879. Very early example of an album illustrating horses, horsemanship and trotting. Extremely scarce: we were unable to trace another copy in any public library according to OCLC-Worldcat and KVK; not in JAP or ABPC. – Binding a bit discoloured, otherwise very well preserved. Boards show some browning and foxing; albumen prints in very good condition.

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Sturmey, Henry.

The “Indispensable” Bicyclist’s Handbook and guide to bicycling, forming a complete cyclopaedia on the subject. Second year. Fourth thousand. Profusely illustrated.

H. A. Judd. Weymouth, 1879 – Segunda edición de la primera guia para ciclistas publicada en el mundo. De extraordinaria rareza. (John James) Henry Sturmey (1857-1930) fue uno de los más importantes escritores y promotores de la bicicleta y el automóbil. en 1879 (año de la publicación de este handbook, era “jefe consular” del Bicycle Touring Club, en 1895 primer editor del Autocar Magazine, hasta 1901. En 1896, director de Daimler and the Great Horseless Carriage Co. etc. [8] págs, 319 páginas, [40] páginas (las 8 últimas impresas sobre papel morado). Profusamente ilustrado. Cubiertas originales. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación. Fine copy. 21,5×14 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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DUTTON, Thomas Goldsworth (lithographer)

Australian Steam Ship “Norfolk”. J. Pyne O'Callaghan, Commander

London: published by John Day, October, 1879. Hand-coloured lithograph measuring 470 x 295mm. closed tear affecting lower blank margin, very good, mounted. A handsome hand-coloured lithograph of Australian passenger steam ship Norfolk by eminent marine artist and lithographer Thomas Goldsworth Dutton. The Norfolk made several passages to Australia, running from Sydney and London between 1879 and 1882 – she was an impressive steamer, being the second largest non-naval vessel constructed on the Thames to that date. An article in the Melbourne Argus (6 November 1879) describes her prodigious size, being 'constructed on the girder principle, and of enormous strength having floors of considerable depth and thickness. Her masts are of iron in one length with yards of steel…' The Norfolk was capable of carrying 500 passengers in ample and well ventilated cabins in addition to 2,000 tons of freight and 1,300 tons of coal. Yet her Australian commission was to be relatively short lived. In 1882 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co purchased the Norfolk and renamed her La Plata, with her maiden South American voyage commencing in October of 1882. Dutton was a leading marine artist of his era. His printmaking is amply represented in the catalogue Macpherson collection of prints and drawings held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich: 'his ship portraits were all-pervading in the nineteenth century. Fighting ships, merchant sailing ships and yachts all came alike to him. He died about 1882 and with him died maritime prints as we know them.' A copy of this lithograph is known in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library.

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Herzog Ernst von Sachsen, Wappensupralibros, Kavallerie – Denison, George T.

Geschichte der Cavallerie seit den frühesten Zeiten mit Betrachtungen über ihre Zukunft. Aus dem Englischen übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Brix.

Berlin, Mittler, 1879. 8°. XXXV, 1010 SS. 1 w. Bl. Roter Halb-Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des militärischen Standardwerkes über die Geschichte der Kavallerie. – Unser Exemplar stammt aus dem Besitz des Herzogs Ernst von Sachsen mit seinem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz und dem Wappensupralibros auf dem Vorderdeckel. – Der kanadische Offizier George Taylor Denison (1839 – 1925) war Kommandeur der Leibgarde des Generalgouverneurs von Kanada und Verfasser mehrerer militärgechichtlicher Werke. – Schönes Exemplar, Einband an den Kanten teils etwas beschabt, die Deckel leicht fleckig, sonst sauber und sehr dekorativ gebunden.

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Anonymous. Written by 4 firms of Whisky distillers.

TRUTHS ABOUT WHISKY.

London, printed by Sutton Sharpe and Co, 145 Queen Victoria Street, E.C. 1879.SECOND EDITION 1879. 8vo, approximately 215 x 145 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 4 folding tinted lithographs of Dublin Distilleries, pages: vi, [1], 1 – 103, [10]= adverts etc. original publisher’s dark green cloth, gilt lettering to covers and decoration in black, spine blank, original yellow endpapers. Slight rubbing and shelf wear to binding, 2 pale spots to upper cover, occasional dusty mark to margins, otherwise a very good clean copy.

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(Edmund Wilson) SINISTRARI of Ameno

Paris. Isidore Liseux. Very Good. 1879. Hardcover. From the original Latin manuscript translated into French and now translated into English, with the Latin text. First edition thus. A front endpaper bears two gift inscriptions by Edmund Wilson – the first to poet and novelist Elinor Wylie (dated 1925) and the second to Dorothy Walsh (dated 1964?). Sextodecimo, half-bound in dark red leather and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering along spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Minor edge wear and age toning, else very good. Binding is solid and tight. ; 251 pages.

Haarlem, W.C. de Graaff, [1879; MDLM: ‘Van deze uitgave zijn ook exemplaren vervaardigd zonder jaartal op de titelpagina en het omslag of de band’]. Bedrukt perkament (rug professioneel gerestaureerd). (4), 66 p. Niet afgesneden. 1e druk.* Auteursexemplaar, met de signatuur van Emants in de rechterbovenhoek van het voorplat. Bovendien is dit het vooralsnog enig bekende luxe-exemplaar, gedrukt in bruin en zwart met rode kaders op geschept papier, gebonden in een band van heelperkament.Cf. Marcellus Emants, Schrijvers prentenboek deel 23, (Den Haag, NLMD, 1984), p. 18 (dit exemplaar!).

Cowan, Frank [1844 – 1905].

REVI – LONA. A Romance of Love in a Marvelous Land.

Tribune Press, [1879], Greensburg, PA: – A ‘Lost Race’ novel set in the Antarctic, replete with super science & prehistoric creatures; publication date from Bleiler, though other sources decline that level of specifivity, saying nor more than ‘ca 1880s’. A rather unassuming brown cloth binding with gilt stamping spine lettering. 8vo. 1st edition (Bleiler, p. 51; Locke I, p. 59; Reginald 03485; Wright III, 1224). 247, [1] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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DUTTON, Thomas Goldsworth (lithographer)

Australian Steam Ship “Norfolk”? J. Pyne O’Callaghan, Commander

published by John Day, October, London 1879 – Hand-coloured lithograph measuring 470 x 295mm. closed tear affecting lower blank margin, very good, mounted. A handsome hand-coloured lithograph of Australian passenger steam ship Norfolk by eminent marine artist and lithographer Thomas Goldsworth Dutton. The Norfolk made several passages to Australia, running from Sydney and London between 1879 and 1882 – she was an impressive steamer, being the second largest non-naval vessel constructed on the Thames to that date. An article in the Melbourne Argus (6 November 1879) describes her prodigious size, being ‘constructed on the girder principle, and of enormous strength having floors of considerable depth and thickness. Her masts are of iron in one length with yards of steel?’ The Norfolk was capable of carrying 500 passengers in ample and well ventilated cabins in addition to 2,000 tons of freight and 1,300 tons of coal. Yet her Australian commission was to be relatively short lived. In 1882 Royal Mail Steam Packet Co purchased the Norfolk and renamed her La Plata, with her maiden South American voyage commencing in October of 1882. Dutton was a leading marine artist of his era. His printmaking is amply represented in the catalogue Macpherson collection of prints and drawings held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich: ‘his ship portraits were all-pervading in the nineteenth century. Fighting ships, merchant sailing ships and yachts all came alike to him. He died about 1882 and with him died maritime prints as we know them.’ A copy of this lithograph is known in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library.

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BIEDENFELD, Ferdinand von.

Ursprung, Aufleben, Größe, Herrschaft, Verfall und jetzige Zustände sämmtlicher Mönchs- und Klosterfrauenorden im Orient und Occident. Nebst der illuminirten Abbildungen von 77 verschiedenen geistlichen Orden.Weimar, Bernhard Friedrich Vogt, 1837-1839. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 21 full-page hand-coloured lithographs (including 2 frontispieces) and large folding table. Contemporary marbled boards.

Colas 327; Hiler, p. 90; Lipperheide 1879 (without the supplement). First and only edition of an attractively illustrated history of monastic orders, both in Orient and Occident. The plates depict the monks and nuns from 77 different orders in their habit, making this work an interesting contribution to the history of costume. With publisher’s advertisement in supplement and second volume. The supplement was also published as part of Biedenfeld’s Geschichte und Verfassung aller geistlichen und blühenden ritterorden, a continuation of the present work. From the library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-1888), father of Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Spine slightly faded, some spotting. Fine set, complete with the often lacking supplement.

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Thompson, Maurice and Will H

How to Train in Archery. Being a Complete Study of the York Round. Comprising an Exhaustive Manual of Long-Range Bow Shooting for the Use of those Archers Who Wish to Become Contestants of the Grand National Association Meetings

I, E 1879. First Edition. Owner's name, date, and place “Sept 7th, '80, Archery Grove” on front free endpaper. Minor edgewear to binding, light discoloration to back cover, otherwise a very good, clean, tight copy. Gilt design on cover bright. Green cloth hardcover with gilt design on front cover, 4.375 ” x 6″. Frontis. 54 pages of text followed by 12 pages of accolades for and equipment inventory of E.H. Horsman, manufacturer. Four pages of ads of New York City businesses follow.

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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis handwritten three page memo to Major W.T. Walthall who was assisting him in preparing ?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. critiquing his late ex brother-in-law Gen. Richard Taylor?s new book re Gen. John Bell Hood. quite wrong as to the orders under which Beauregard went to the South and the purpose I expected him to promote. beyond the stage at which the pursuit of Sherman was feasible, I was one of those who wished more than was expected from the invasion of Tenn. How did Bgd. abandon the Army after joining it??

Important Autograph Letter, not signed, 3p, 5.5? x 8? front & verso on two conjoined sheets. Beauvoir, May 26 [1879]. To Major [William T.] Walthall. Docketed on verso of third page ?Pres. Davis / Mem. for Gen. Hood / 26 May 1879? by Walthall. Mended on verso of lower blank area on third page. Fine condition.Headed ?Memo? by Jefferson Davis, completely in his hand, but not signed. At the time, Major William T. Walthall (1820-1899) was assisting Davis in the preparation of ?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government? (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881) and this was information Davis wanted Walthall to have. Journalist William T. Walthall joined the Confederate States Army in 1861 and, by the end of the War, had risen to the rank of Major. After the War, Walthall was editorial writer for the ?Mobile Register. In 1876, he moved from Alabama to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, to assist Jefferson Davis in the preparation of ?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government?

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J. Fletcher Brennan, Editor

A Biographical Cyclopaedia and Portrait Gallery of Distinguised Men, with an Historical Sketch, of the State of Ohio

John C. Yorston & Company, Cincinnati 1879 – Full dark brown morocco leather blind stamped and embossed with gilt lettering on front, spine and back. Just a lovely example of Victorian era binding. Joints still tight bright and seemingly unopened. All edges gilt with some light wear to the gilding on the bottom edge. Hundreds of steel plate engravings of prominent men of Ohio. Marbled endpages and previous owner’s name on title page else very good plus. Complete in one volume. This book was later issued as a 5 volume set. Size: Folio – over 12″ – 15″ tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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Ainsworth, William Harrison.

Beau Nash; or, Bath in the Eighteenth Century. 3 volumes.

George Routledge and Sons. London. 1879 – viii + 288pp. iv + 288pp. iv + 303pp. No date to title page [1879] Sadleir 3. Foxing to prelims. Joints a trifle rubbed. Uniformly bound, by Root & Son, in burgundy, full morocco with raised bands and elaborate decoration, in gilt, to compartments. A very handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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STRAHORN, Robert E. (1852-1944).

The Resources of Montana Territory and Attractions of Yellowstone National Park.

Helena, Montana: By the Montana Legislature, 1879. – 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). 4-page Advertisement including recto of lower wrapper (vertical crease, professionally and gently washed and deacidified). Engraved frontispiece “Map of Montana Territory”; 12 illustrations in the text, including some full-page (evenly toned). Original publisher’s gray printed paper wrappers with Union Pacific and Utah & Northern Railroads map on the lower cover (backstrip and small portion of lower wrapper repaired, not affecting the image, one or two pale stains). First edition. “It seems likely that the present work was compiled by Strahorn, printed at Omaha. and the edition sold to the Montana Legislature ” (McMurtrie, Montana Imprints 162). It appears that Strahorn produced this pamphlet on behalf of the Union Pacific Railroad, as he worked in their Publicity Department at the time of publication, providing a map showing the route to Montana and Yellowstone Park on the lower wrapper (Sloan). The illustrations include a birds-eye view of Helena (not noted by Reps), which is the same view used in Warner’s Montana directory of 1879. “When he was eighteen, Strahorn was advised by a physician to move to the Rockies for his health. In 1870 he went west, became a tramp printer, and for the next seven years crowded into his life the many experiences which made him a knowledgeable Westerner. He worked at the case, the desk, and the circulation counter for newspapers in Denver, Greeley, Cheyenne, Central City, and Black Hawk. He tried his luck at being a cowboy, but abandoned the attempt when a bronco bucked him off, leaving him with a lifelong injury (presumably hernia). “In September, 1877, Strahorn went to Marengo, Illinois, to marry Carrie Adell Green. En route, he gave a copy of [his book, The Hand-Book of Wyoming (1877)] to Thomas L. Kimball, general passenger agent for the Union Pacific in Omaha. After the wedding the young couple headed for Cheyenne and an uncertain future. On their way west, they stopped over in Omaha. There Strahorn learned that Kimball had shown the book to Jay Gould, president of the Union Pacific, and that Gould wanted Strahorn to form a literary bureau (an antecedent of the modern publicity department) for the railroad. “Gould planned to have Strahorn write guidebooks publicizing the entire area served and to be served by the Union Pacific. The new literary bureau would be a part of the passenger department, and it would be under Kimball’s supervision. Strahorn was to travel throughout the West gathering information for the guidebooks that Kimball requested – a book about the Mountain West generally and a separate one about each of the individual states and territories.His job was not to publicize the Union Pacific but the entire West, not to sell Union Pacific lands but to attract settlers who would create freight tonnages and passenger revenues” (Oliver Knight, The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 1968). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A. M.L.S. in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS80. [Attributes: First Edition]

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[HAMILTON, George]

Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago. and a Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839

Adelaide: Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, frontispiece and five wood engraved plates, a little rubbed and marked yet a very good copy in the publisher's gilt lettered cloth, bumped. Two important overland journeys from Port Phillip to Adelaide. A scarce and informative account of grazing life in south-eastern Australia, with vibrant and conversational descriptions of Port Phillip and Adelaide. The author, George Hamilton, worked as a grazier for many years before appointed an inspector of the mounted police in Adelaide in 1853. A prolific author and amateur artist, Hamilton was closely associated with Australian inland exploration and later attained the rank of police commissioner. This book relates early adventures including a detailed account of an overland journey from Port Phillip to Adelaide in the winter of 1839 with 350 head of cattle. Hamilton travelled the route used by Charles Bonney west from Port Phillip, following the coast until Lake Alexandrina and later crossing the Murray river at Wellington. With tremendous difficulty Bonney eventually reached Adelaide by traversing Mount Barker and the Lofty ranges to the east of the present-day city, having drunk the blood of a bullock for lack of water. The author narrates a glum warning he received (and promptly ignored) against taking this route from a fellow at the Port Phillip Club – 'This person was of the tribe of those friends who revel in the misfortunes of their neighbours, who sit near the fire on cold blustering nights and hug themselves lovingly, feeling the comfort of their position…' Needless to say the journey was filled with danger and hardship, yet the author writes with good humour about his experiences in a vast and barely explored wilderness. His account is rich with descriptions of contact and trading with Aboriginal tribes, and is filled with curious natural history details and observations.

EYRE, Edward John

Autograph letter signed, to George Campbell of Duntroon

Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire 1879 – 4 pp. black bordered notepaper with crest; in fine condition. Eyre reminiscing in old age. An attractive autograph letter from the explorer and governor of South Australia, Edward John Eyre, to ‘Campbell’ – evidently the pastoralist George Campbell. Eyre had first met George’s father Robert Campbell as early as 1834 when he overlanded a great deal of stock for the prominent grazier. The connection between the two men continued when Eyre set off on his 1837 overland expedition to South Australia from Campbell’s property at Limestone Plains (Duntroon). Robert Campbell died in 1846, and his property was divided up between his six surviving children. George was visiting England in 1879, and Eyre wrote him this lengthy note inviting him to visit them at The Grange. Written in Eyre’s old age, at a time when he had retired to England after the furore surrounding his governorship of Jamaica, this letter shows him apparently enjoying his retirement, and commenting that ‘It will be a great pleasure to meet you again and have a talk over old times’. In his note Eyre also comments on having recently heard from another of the Campbell boys, Charles, who had been chaperoning his son Harry around Sydney and the 1879 Exhibition before the latter sailed for Fiji.

Working Committee of the South African Folk-Lore Society (Editors)

Cape Town / London: Darter Brothers and Walton, Saul Solomon & Co. Printers / David Nutt, 1879-1880, 1879. 12 parts, printed bi-monthly, with original printed paper wrappers bound in. Volume 1, 1879: pp. iv, green wraps, January pp. iv, 5-17, March [iii], 20-36, with Saul Solomon, Printers; May pp. [2], [37]-67 with Darter Brothers and Walton; (covers now brown and with the addition of David Nutt, London) July [ii], [69]-97, September [iii], [99]-123; and November [iii], 126-147. Volume 2, 1880: pp. [10] – (five title-pages bound together (lacking title-page for part IV), January [1]-19; Green Wraps, March [21]-37; May [41]-51; July [53]-74; September [75]-97; November 100-116. All 12 parts bound together in half leather and cloth, gilt-stamped spine. As mentioned, lacking title-page for Vol. 2, part 4, previous owner's embossed circular stamp to front blank, and another to the volume 1 title-page, no other markings. Interior very good. Covers rubbed, corners rounded, spine strip rubbed away at the raised bands, spine ends chipped. Aside from the cover blemishes, this is still a tight, secure copy. Complete with all parts of the two volumes. Rare.l. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Book.

– “With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvorák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana’s true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th- century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas.” Klaus Döge in Grove onlineOp. 54 “Although Dvorák was an accomplished pianist, writing for the piano was never as important to him as, for example, orchestral or chamber music. His piano works are mainly entertaining dances and character-pieces rather than musically and technically ambitious sonatas, fantasias and études. The eight Waltzes b101 (1879–1880). are reminiscent of Chopin but are considerably more natural-sounding and direct.” ibid Op. 55″The song cycle, Gipsy Melodies, was written for and dedicated to an admirer of the composer’s songs, Gustav Walter, tenor singer of the Vienna Court Opera. As a compliment to Walter, Dvorák set the German translations especially prepared for him by the poet himself, instead of using Adolf Heyduk’s Czech verses. The songs display far more assurance than any Dvorák has written previously.Dvorák’s skill in using the voice is much greater than before. The music may not be similar to the gipsy music with which we are most familiar, but it embodies gipsy elements, and is at the same time pure Dvorák.” Clapham, pp. 232-233Op. 57The only sonata of Dvorák’s to survive, the sonata for violin and piano, op. 57, “marks Dvorák’s first success in writing satisfactorily for the piano in a chamber music work. [It] represents Dvorák at his most intimate.” ibid, p. 194 Dvorák’s correspondent Max Schütz was a music critic for the German-language daily Pester Lloyd, published in Budapest. On a postal card. Postmarked Prague, January 23, 1881. In German (with transcription and translation). Dvorák informs Schütz that he has written to Simrock and goes on to mention three of his compositions: op. 54, the waltzes for piano, composed between December 1st 1879 and January 17th, 1880; op. 55, the Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy songs), composed between February 18th and 23rd, 1880; and op. 57, the sonata in F major for violin and piano, composed between March 3rd and 17th, 1880. “To hear from you that the Zigeunerlieder have met with your favour pleases me greatly. You are going to receive the violin sonata and the two volumes of waltzes for piano solo. More next time!” Uniformly browned. In very good condition overall.

HUYSMANS, Joris-Karl.

Marthe. Histoire d’une fille.

Derveaux. Paris, 1879 – 1 vol. in-12, (19 x 12,5 cm) ; [3] ff. 229 pp. 1 f. bl. et 35 pp. de catalogue. Broché. Dos recollé. Petit manque de papier au bord de la couvrture inférieure. Seconde édition, ici sans mention ; la première française (Huysmans ayant craint la censure avait d’abord fait éditer son roman, en 1876, à Bruxelles). Avec une eau-forte impressionniste de Jean-Louis Forain en frontispice. Publié dans la Collection “Bibliothèque naturaliste”, ce premier roman de Huysmans raconte les déboires d’une jeune Parisienne, contrainte à se prostituer pour survivre. Langue. Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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COLTON, George W. (1827-1901) & Charles B. (1832-1916)

Map of Part of the United States North of the 37th Parallel Embracing the Country between the Atlantic Ocean and the 96th Meridian of Longitude

Colton, New York 1879 – A large-scale map of a large part of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states, which is specifically designed to show the region’s extensive railroad system. All towns and villages along the various railroad routes are identified, while those areas not served by the system are largely left blank. Not in Rumsey. Engraved map, with original colour, on two sheets that measure 54 x 74 1/2 inches, and fold into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

C. Kegan Paul and Company, 1879-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: C. Kegan Paul & Company, 1879. First Edition, First Printing, which consisted of only 750 copies. In Near Very Good condition. Clean text, lightly age toned pages. Sound binding, though the front and rear hinges are slightly split. Small binder's label to rear paste down. The cloth shows light rubbing and edge wear, with corners, rear joint and spine ends lightly frayed. Light rubbing to gilt stamping. Overall, a nice copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published work, which is considered to be a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.

STANFORD, Edward.

Stanford’s Library Map of the World on Mercator’s Projection.

1879 – London, 1879. Lithographic map with fine hand colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 1000 x 1730mm. In pristine condition with bright hand colour. A beautiful example of this detailed map of the world, with the British Empire marked in red and marking trade winds and currents. Two insets show the Arctic and Antarctic circles.

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ROJAS CLEMENTE Y RUBIO, Simón de.

ENSAYO SOBRE LAS VARIEDADES DE LA VID COMÚN QUE VEGETAN EN ANDALUCÍA.

– Imprenta Estereotipia Perojo. Madrid. 1879. 1 lám.+ XXVpp.+4hh.+IXpp.+149pp.+43hh. de lám. 55 x 39 cm. Enc. holandesa piel rozada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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F.F.Bailliere, Melbourne 1879 – Octavo, 32 pp. (last blank), disbound, fine. Chinese on the gold fields. An eloquent complaint against ill treatment of Chinese workers on the Victorian goldfields. All three authors were prominent Chinese living in Australia with close personal connections to gold mining. Lowe Kong Meng was a prosperous merchant and ship-owner who enjoyed several Australian gold speculations including a mine in Victoria located at Majorca. Likewise, Louis Ah Mouy emigrated at the height of the gold rushes and worked for many years as a prospector while encouraging the emigration of thousands of his countrymen. The last of the three authors of this pamphlet, Cheok Hong Cheong, was a Presbyterian missionary who preached at Ballarat during the turbulent 1850s. They describe the Chinese as ideal workers, being ‘frugal, laborious, patient, docile, and persevering immigrants from the oldest empire in the world’. An outrage near Buckland in the Ovens district is of especial concern, here Chinese camps were burnt and plundered while some men were savagely beaten and even killed. The authors sagely propose that if such an insult were perpetrated against British nationals working in China there would be moral outrage in the papers followed by swift armed reprisal from British men-of-war. To this effect, the authors charge that the British government coercively opened Chinese ports with a view to equal commerce between the two great nations: ‘Western powers, armed with the formidable artillery which modern science has supplied them, battered down the portals of the empire; and having done so insisted upon keeping them open’. Now that Britain has established a common market of goods and labour within treaty obligations, Chinese miners in Australia are merely enjoying rights bestowed through the coercive treaty system. In all it is a well-reasoned defence of the innate rights of Chinese on the Australian goldfields, argued against the context of British imperialism in China. Further moral weight is added by aligning the teachings of Christian missionaries with those of Confucius; herein both promote honesty, peace and brotherhood amongst men in the pursuit of common prosperity.