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         The Gypsies of Yetholm: Historical, Traditional, Philological, and Humorous. Collected, Arranged, and Edited by

      Kelso: J. & J.H. Rutherfurd, 1884. . Kelso: J. & J.H. Rutherfurd, 1884. . First edition, 8vo, (viii), 192, 16 advertisement pp. Frontispiece, inscribed from the author on the fly leaf recto, with a later ink signature to the same, two versions of the same extract from the Monthly Chronicle concerning the author loosely inserted. Original blind stamped cloth, spine faded with a small mark to foot, a very good copy.

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         [LITHOGRAPH] 7. Chinese

      Kassel : Theodor Fischer (1884). Series title: Rassenbilder zum Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht. Lithograph on thick card, 770 x 630 mm, one of a series of 12 different illustrations of racial types issued in large format for school instruction, verso with printed label containing information on Chinese ethnology written by the German geographer Alfred Kirchhoff. Text in German. This portrait, according to Kirchhoff's label, is after an original photograph. The print has some inevitable corner and edge wear but also a more pronounced damp stain to the upper left corner, not affecting the subject.

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         The Book of the Thames

      London - J. S. Virtue and Company, 1884. London - J. S. Virtue and Company, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A study of the history of the River Thames, and themany towns, villages and settlements along its banks. New edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignette engravings throughout. Including histories of The Globe Theatre, Old London Bridge, Hampton Court, and many others. CONDITIONIn a decorative blue cloth binding. Externally, quite bright, though with some bumping and wear to the extremities. Spine slightly cocked. Rear joint starting. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are quite bright, though with the occasional spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD..

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         LA REGENTA. Ilustración de Juan Llimona. Grabados de Gómez Polo. Biblioteca "Arte y Letras". Primera edición

      - Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo y C.ª, 1884-85, 2 tomos de 20,5x14 cm., en tela editorial estampada y cortes pintados, 527 y 592 págs., con grabados

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         Almanack For 1885 - 1st Edition

      London: George Routledge & Sons Limited. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. [1884]. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Original cream-colored glazed pictorial board. Front cover: title in brown, with picture of three young children standing in a row, trellis border top and bottom, printed in colors. Back cover: with trellis rectangle in center, surrounded by a trellis border, printed in colors. Yellow cloth spine, light turquoise endpapers, yellow edges. Near Fine condition in the rare postal dust-wrapper, minor chipping. Schuster/Engen 5, 3a ; Kate Greenaway's "1885" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years from 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series .

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         Life of a Scotch Naturalist: Thomas Edward

      London - John Murray, 1884. London - John Murray, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Smiles's account of the life and work of this dedicated Scottish naturalist. Featuring a tissue guarded portrait frontispiece and numerous illustrations by George Reid. Thomas Edward (1814-1886) trained as a shoemaker, but devoted his free time to the study of animal nature. He collected, stuffed and exhibitednumerous specimens, at financial loss to himself. When Queen Victoria's attention was called to his case, he received an annual pension of 50. Edward was an Associate of the Linnean Society. His portrait is now held by the National Portrait Gallery. Condition: In a half morocco binding, with marbled boards. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places. Occasional spotting prominent to first and last few pages. Ink signature to front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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         Memorials of Samuel Bowly

      Gloucester - Printed for private circulation, 1884. Gloucester - Printed for private circulation, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare biographical work on the life of Samuel Bowly. Compiled by his daughter, after his death. Featuring four original tipped in photographs, and facsimile of Maria Taylor's signature. Samuel Bowly was an English slavery abolitionist and temperance advocate. On 17 April 1840, he formed the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, whichwas to campaign for worldwide abolition of slavery. A short time later, the first World Anti-slavery Convention was held in London, attracting an international participation. Condition: Rebound in a cloth binding with gilt initials to the spine. Externally, smart, with very light marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with occasional instances of spotting and offsetting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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         The Voyage of Arundel and other Rhymes from Cornwall

      London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1884. London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A presentation copy,signedby the author, of this charming poetry of South-West England. A New Edition with additions. With a lovely frontispiece. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, slight rubbing, fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout, some browing to the endpapers including signed half-title. Ink library stamp to front free-endpaper. Crested bookplate of John Davies Enys to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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         The Survey of Western Palestine: Jerusalem.

      London: The Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1884. First Edition. - A complete account of early archaeological researches in Jerusalem conducted during 1867-70. Beautifully bound in its original chestnut brown cloth with gilt Jerusalem cross design, PEF logo, and titles to the front, and PEF logo and titles to the spine. Size: 25 x 29.3 x 6cm). Pages: vii + 542, with dozens of illustrations, maps and plans. There are a couple of discrepencies with the illustrations: a plate showing plans of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is present (facing p12) but is not mentioned in the contents, while a Plan of the Noble Sanctuary mentioned in the contents as facing p117 is not present. CONTENTS: This richly detailed work includes chapters on: The History of Jerusalem; Architectural History of Jerusalem; History of Jerusalem Exploration; Principal Controversies; Explorations in Jerusalem; Excavations around the Noble Sanctuary; Tanks inside the Sanctuary; Excavations on Ophel; Excavations in the City; Explorations since 1869; The Work of M. Clermont Ganneau; The Environs of Jerusalem; The Siloam Inscription; Ancient Inscriptions at Jerusalem; and The Holy Sepulchre. An Appendix covers: The Plain of Philistia; Askelon; 'Ain Jidy; Expedition East of Jordan; The Jordan Valley; Saida; Temples of Coele-Syria; The Mounds of Jericho; The Lebanon; and The Pottery and Glass found in the Excavations. ILLUSTRATIONS: beautifully executed landscapes, interiors, views of explorers and archaeologists at work or in the process of discovery, inscriptions, detailed floor plans, sections, etc. THE AUTHORS: Both served in the British Royal Engineers at the time. Warren (1840-1927) served in Syria and the Boer War, and was one of the earliest archaeologists in Palestine, noted especially for his work on Temple Mount. Conder (1848-1910) was a soldier, explorer, and antiquarian, who was seconded to the Palestine Exploration Fund on various occasions, and also worked with Kitchener in surveying Palestine. In a bizarre connection between the two, Warren went on to become head of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1886 to 1888, during the period of the Jack the Ripper murders, while Conder was later proposed as a candidate for those murders. CONDITION: the boards are VG+, retaining their deep colour and very bright gilt, with some light marks, and rubbing to the corners with a little loss to the cloth. The spine is slightly faded although the gilt remains quite bright, with bumping and some small nicks to the ends, and a 7-8cm split to the cloth on the front hinge, although the binding remains secure. The hinges have been reinforced with dark brown book cloth, which quite closely matches the dark brown endpapers. Some scuffing to the front pastedown suggests bookplate removal. Pages are generally fine and clean with occasional spotting and light foxing. Photos available on request. Heavy (3kg) will require extra postage. Book ref 697. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs. WITH: Zweite Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs

      Basel: H. George's Verlag. Basel: H. George's Verlag. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good. FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Balmer's two papers providing the formula for describing the spectral lines of hydrogen; of profound influence for Niels Bohr and the beginnings of quantum theory. "Although trained as a mathematician and working as a mathematics teacher, Balmer became interested in spectroscopy, which was very much at the cutting edge of scientific research at the time, and was encouraged by colleagues at Basle University to try to find an explanation for the way lines in a spectrum are distributed--at first sight, in a random pattern. Although many other scientists had tried and failed to find some order in these patters, in 1884, in his sixtieth year, Balmer succeeded in finding an equation that not only reproduced the relationship between the four bright lines known in the spectrum of hydrogen at the time, but also predicted the existence of a fifth line, at the edge of visibility, that was soon detected. The formula was published in 1885, the year Niels Bohr was born. "The five lines became known as the Balmer series... Although Balmer's results were entirely empirical, based on the mathematical relationships alone with no attempt to find their underlying physical cause, this discovery that there was a mathematical order in the pattern of spectral lines was an important step towards developing an understanding of the spectrum in quantum terms" (Gribbin, Q is for Quantum). 

 "Shortly after 7 February [1913] Bohr heard of the Balmer formula. By 6 March he had completed a paper containing its interpretation. That event marks the beginning of the quantum theory of atomic structure" (Pais, Niels Bohr's Times). IN: Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel, vol. 7, pp. 548-560; 750-752. Basel: H. George's Verlag, 1885. Octavo, original yellow printed wrappers, uncut and largely unopened; custom box. Stamp on front wrapper. Wrappers chipped around edges, front wrapper detached and groups of gatherings cleanly separated. SCARCE, particularly in original wrappers.

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         La Sardaigne à vol d'oiseau en 1882. Son histoire, ses moeurs, sa géologie, ses richesses métallifères et ses productions de toutes sortes.

      E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie 1884 - - E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie, Paris _1884, 17,5x26cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin, dos passé à cinq nerfs, initiales dont l'or s'est estompé en pied du dos, un mors fendu puis recollé en pied, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin légèrement émoussé sans gravité, reliure de l'époque. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 11 lithographies ou xylographies hors-texte : 1 planche dépliante d'une vue de Cagliari en début de volume, 1 carte dépliante in-fine ainsi que de 9 planches hors-texte dont 4 rehaussées à l'aquarelle représentant des sardes en costumes traditionnels, des céramiques et des sculptures. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité, un manque sans gravité et sans atteinte au texte en pieds des pages 285 à 296. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, Illustrated

      H.H. HARDESTY & CO, NEW YORK/RICHMOND/CHICAGO/TOLEDO 1884 - Containing large scale copper plate maps of each state and territory of the United States; and the provinces of Canada; reference map of the world; topographical and railroad map of the United States; thirteen comprehensive maps of Bible geography. a general survey of the world; history of the United States;.each state and territory. Declaration of Independence; sketches of the Signers. with portraits; and. of Presidents. Special Virginia edition giving a history of the Virginias, written by R.A. Brock, secretary of the Virginia Historical Society.Folio. 392p (of 430p) col. maps, illus., stats., ports. Qtr. morocco, brown cloth sides. Spine label missing. Hardesty atlases, despite their Barnum-like titles and claims, had the finest maps of any American atlas of the 1880's. Seems local histories are not included.

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         Views of Ottawa

      J. Hope & Co,, Ottawa - Canada 1884 - Red leatherette bound hard cover with nice embedded pattern and golden lettering on front board, 9 fold out ( accordion type binding ) pages of black and white historical photographs of Ottawa, 19 photographs. Except very light age related toning to photographs is strong very good copy. Very scarce photographic document on the architecture of Ottawa back in 1800s, surprisingly very well preserved 48mo - over 3" - 4" Tall Large [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1884. London: Chapman and Hall, 1884 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne (published under the pseudonym Phiz). First edition, first issue, with 100£ to the frontispiece. Finely bound in full polished calf by Zaehnsdorf, with five raised bands ruled in gilt to the spine, contrasting red and green Morocco labels lettered in gilt to the spine, spine compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, gilt inner turn-ins, blue marbled endpapers. Near fine, with some light wear and minor rubbing to the extremities, faint toning to the spine, some light toning and scattered faint spotting to the plates, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A beautifully bound, handsome copy. Smith I 7. Martin Chuzzlewit was originally published serially in nineteen monthly installments 1883-1884. It was one of Dickens' favorite works, but much to his surprise, the text was not nearly as popular as his earlier novels. The plot is notable for portraying a harsh depiction of American culture and has been pegged by some to be Anti-American, although Dickens, who had just returned to Britain from the United States, considered this on par with the satirical criticisms of cultural institutions found in his other novels.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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         THE SOLDIER IN OUR CIVIL WAR A Pictorial History of the Conflict, 1861-1865, Illustrating the Valor of the Soldier As Displayed on the Battle-Field - Two Volumes Complete

      NY: J. F. Brown Publishing Company, 1884. NY: J. F. Brown Publishing Company. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Folios; Three quarter leather over gold decorated cloth; Rubs at edges with slight loss at spine ends, small moisture mark at extreme upper corner of Volume I - does not affect text, owner's name ; Numerous maps and old engravings .

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         The Public General Acts Passed in the Forty-Seventh and Forty Eighth Years of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

      London - Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1884. London - Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A interestingrecord of the Public General Acts passed in 1884. 'Fifth session of the twenty-second parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ''With an index showing the effect of the year's legislation. Including an act for enabling Manx children to be sent to reformatory or industrial schools in Great Britain, an act for regulating theatres and an act for regulating the police courts in the metropolis. 'Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed with some wear to the spine and extremities. Faint institutional stamp to leather of front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are clean with some scatteredspotting and very light foxing in places. Pages 31 to 37 are age toned, although this seems to be the case in all instancesof this particularedition. Institutional stamps of Sussex Magistrates Court throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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         The American Stud Book Five Volume Set.

      Sanders D. Bruce 1884-1889, New York - Brown buckram lettered in gold on the spines, marbled edges. Volumes 1 and 2 are the revised editions. Former library set with bookplates and numbers in pencil on the front pastedowns, and numbers in pencil on the title pages and/or copyright pages. Overall very good. ; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Amours du Chevalier de Faublas

      Paris - Chez Tous Les Libraires, 1884. Paris - Chez Tous Les Libraires, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray (June 1760 August 1797) was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, politician, and diplomat. Born in Paris as the son of a stationer, he became a bookseller's clerk, and first attracted attention with the first part of his novel Les Amours du chevalier de Faublas (Paris, 1787); it was followed in 1788 by Six semaines de la vie du chevalier de Faublas and in 1790 by La Fin des amours du chevalier de Faublas. The heroine, Lodoiska, was modelled on the wife of a jeweller in the Palais Royal, with whom he had an affair. She divorced her husband in 1792 and married Louvet in 1793. Includes frontispiece illustrations to the beginning of each volume. Complete in fourvolumes. In French. Condition: In a morocco binding. Externally, very smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall Conditionl: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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         Elements de Geometrie

      Paris - Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1884. Paris - Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of the scarce textbook on Geometry by Briot and VacquantIn FrenchBound in quarter leather with gilt lettering and detailThere is a bookseller's label to the front pastedown. This textbook is divided into the following three sections:1. THEORY - by Briot with illustrative figures2. APPLICATION - by Briot and Vacquant with figures in the text and plates3. ELEMENTS OF DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY - for use by candidates of theBaccalaureate of Science at the Marine and Military School of Saint-Cyr. Condition: The binding is firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities including bumping and a few marks. the front inner hinge has failed and the rear hinge is strained. The pages up to and including the half title have detached and the title page is a little loose. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with some intermittent spotting which is most prominent toward the front of the book. There is a small colour inscription to the rear free end paper. There is only some slight damage to one of the fold out illustrations, otherwise they are in the same condition as the rest of the book. Overall the condition of the book is good..

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         Mein Rhein, Dichtungen von Carmen Sylva..

      Leipzig 1884. Buch beschreibt den Rhein und seine Städte mit 20 original handkolorierten Kupferradierungen aller wichtigsten Städte. Zu allen Städten fügte Carmen Sylva ein Gedicht hinzu., altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 25 x 19. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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         Blick von der Munterley auf die Löwenburg und Gerolstein in der Eifel

      . Öl auf Leinwand, auf Pappe aufgezogen, unten links monogrammiert: "J. H.", 16,4 x 25,7 cm. Guter Zustand inkl. Rahmen. Jakob Hoffmanns Partie aus der Eifel gehört zu einer Gruppe von Arbeiten aus dieser Gegend, die in den achtziger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts entstanden ist. In jener Zeit unternahm er einige Studienreisen dorthin. Die eigentümliche Erscheinung dieser Landschaft, die durch das Zusammenspiel von geo-logischen Besonderheiten, zum Teil urwüchsiger Vegetation und in die Landschaft eingebettete Siedlungen interessante und ungewöhnliche Ansichten bot, hatte den Frankfurter Maler immer wieder zu Arbeiten angeregt. Zwischen 1884 und 1888 entstanden mehrere Gemälde, darunter eine Eifellandschaft von 1884. In der Hamburger Frühjahrsausstellung 1887 stellte er eine Landschaft aus der Eifel vor und ein weiteres Motiv aus der vulkanischen Eifel, datiert auf das Jahr 1888, zeugt von der Wandelbarkeit der faszinierenden Landschaft. Obschon die vulkanische Eifel zu jener Zeit besonders wegen ihrer Felsformationen den Sinn der Maler und Zeichner für das Bizarre und Originelle herausforderte, ist es hier kein geologisches Interesse, das den Künstler zu dieser Aussicht auf den Ort veranlasste. Denn neben phantastisch anmutenden und erd-kundlich reizvollen Gesteinsformen hält jene Gegend in der Vulkaneifel für den Wanderer auch über-raschende Anblicke bereit. Einen solchen unerwarteten Aspekt bietet unsere Aussicht vom Munterley-felsen hinunter auf das durch seine - bereits von Kelten und Römern geschätzte - Mineralquelle berühmt gewordene Gerolstein mit der Ruine der Burg Gerhardstein, die Hoffmann hier beschreibt. Er sucht für seine Darstellung aber nicht den unverstellten Panoramablick von der höchsten Stelle der Munterley oder einem Gipfel der anderen Felsen der Gerolsteiner Dolomiten aus. Vielmehr inszeniert er einen wie zufällig auf dem Weg erhaschten Durchblick auf die Burg und die Stadt darunter. Nur ein paar Schritte weiter und die Aussicht entzöge sich dem wandernden Betrachter wieder. Gerahmt von dunklen Felsen und Wolken wogenden Dickichts erscheinen die Gebäude in der Senke. Die Silhouetten der ruinösen Mauern der Feste, des Wahrzeichens der Stadt, verschwimmen beinahe im Blau-Grün der sich dahinter erhebenden, bewaldeten Kuppe. Die deutliche Rahmung offenbart den im ersten Betrachten eher flüchtig erscheinenden Blick als bewusste Inszenierung des Raumes, denn sie schafft eine besondere Fokussierung auf jene in die Wogen der Vegetation eigebetteten und daher zunächst eher unscheinbaren Gebäude im Mittelgrund.

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         Lettres de Philippe II

      Paris - Librairie Plon, 1884. Paris - Librairie Plon, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarcecollection of the correspondances of Philippe II. In French. Louis Prosper Gachard (1800 - 1885), Belgian man of letters, was born in Paris. He was the author of several historical writings, of which the best known are Don Carlos et Philippe II (1863 Bruxelles), tudes et notices historiques concernant l'histoire des Pays-Bas (1863), Histoire de la Belgique au commencement du XVIIIme sicle (1880), Histoire politique et diplomatique de P. P. Rubens (1877), all published at Brussels. With bookplate of Hugh-Trevor Roper to front pastedown. Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper (1914 2003) was an English historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. CONDITIONIn a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, though with some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages ae bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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         Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church

      London - John Murray, 1884. London - John Murray, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractively bound commentary on the history of theChurch of Englandinthe Middle East. With folding coloured map to rear. New edition. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (13 December 1815 18 July 1881) was an English churchman, Dean of Westminster, known as Dean Stanley. His position was that of a Broad Churchman and he was the author of works on Church History. Condition: Rebacked in morocco with original boards. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing and a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Ink and pencil annotations to endpapers. Pages are bright, with the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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         Archaeologia CambrensisThe Journal of the Cambrian Archaeological Association

      89 - London - Pickering and Co, 1884. 89 - London - Pickering and Co, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of the famous Welsh archaeological and historical scholarly journals, Archaeologia Cambrensis. Fifth series, including volume one dated 1884, volume four dated 1887, volume five published in 1888, and volume six dated 1889. Containing excavation reports, book reviews, and historical essays, with much valuable material on the manuscripts, genealogy, heraldry, toponymy, folklore and literature of Wales. Illustrated throughout with engravings, diagrammatic images, photographic plates, and folding maps. Volume four features a folding plan of the conventual church and building of Neath Abbey. With volume six featuring folding examples of painted glass within the Strata Florida Abbey. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, lightly rubbed, with wear to extremities and spines. Corrective fluid lettering to the spines. Front hinge of volume one is slightly strained but firm. Internally, all are firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from the occasional instances of spotting. Library bookplates to the front pastedowns and front free endpapers. Overall: GOOD..

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         Methods of Teaching Geography. Notes of Lessons. Printed at the Request of the Teachers in Attendance.

      Boston School Supply Company,, Boston, Mass 1884 - Second Edition (a year after the first edition) of the author's only book. 12mo; 71pp; (1-blank), (12-globes), (6-atlases), (8-maps, charts, diagrams), including 7 illustrations of globes; original decorated brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine; little soiling on back cover, few moderate smudges or light stains in text; contemporary owner's signature on ffe in pencil, but generally very good +. The ads on front endpapers are for Hughes' Educational Wall Maps, with descriptions and prices; ads on back endpapers are for four different Philips' Historical Readers. The globes are made by Joslin and the atlases are those of Philips. The advertised charts, etc. are all kinds, geographical, astronomical, ethnological, and so forth. The Boston School Supply Company were wholesalers of this type of item. The text includes a 2 1/2 page list of recommended geography books. Lucretia Crocker (1829-1886) was an important Boston educator and school administrator who had a longstanding interest in improving geography instruction. Beginning as an inspiring teacher in geography, science and mathematics, and in 1857 becoming professor of mathematics and astronomy at Antioch College under President Horace Mann, Crocker began to gravitate toward a variety of educational projects. In 1864 she assisted her formal pupil, Mary L. Hall, with writing OUR WORLD, FIRST LESSONS IN GEOGRAPHY. Crocker then served on a committee of the American Unitarian Association to select books for Sunday School libraries, was an active member of the New England Freedmen's Aid Society, served as chairman of the executive committee of the Boston School for Deaf Mutes, and was a founding member of the Woman's Education Association of Boston. Coming under the influence of the famous zoologist Louis Agassiz, Crocker began to focus on the improvement of science teaching and on spreading knowledge of science to the general public. In 1873 she headed the science department of the newly founded Society to Encourage Studies at Home. In 1874, a legislative act made it possible, for the first time, for women to serve on the Boston School Committee, and Crocker and five other women, including Lucretia Peabody Hale and Abby W. May, were duly elected. The following year Crocker was one of six persons to serve on the prestigious and influential board of supervisors, a post she stayed in, with responsibility for the natural science, until her death. "Her longstanding interest in upgrading geography instruction was reflected in her METHODS OF TEACHING GEOGRAPHY: NOTES ON LESSONS (1883).Lucretia Crocker virtually revolutionized science teaching in the Boston schools. In close consultation with leading scientists at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she insisted on the best in equipment and technical reference works for school libraries. She introduced zoology and other new subjects.In recognition of her contribution, she was in 1880 elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a signal tribute to one who had never been a practicing scientist." - NAW. RLIN / OCLC locates only 1 copy of the 1883 edition and 7 copies of this 1884 edition. NAW I, pp. 407-409. Cheney, Memoirs of Lucretia Crocker and Abby W. May. Timelines of American Women's History, p. 177. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Empire of the Hittites

      London - James Nisbet and Co, 1884. London - James Nisbet and Co, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A history of the Hittite empire, illustrated with many diagrams and a map of the empire. First edition. Condition: In a cloth covered binding with gilt decoration to front board. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumping to extremities and institutional ink marks to spine. Slight straining to rear hinge. Internally, generally firmly bound, though map to frontis is detached but present. Institional ink marks to verso of title page with an institutional presentation slip tipped-in after the title page. Small ink stamps to title page, recto of frontis and to the front of all plates to rear. Generally bright with the odd spot and mark. Overall: GOOD.

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         Das Königliche Bayerische 3. Chevaulegers-Regiment ,,Herzog Maximilian" 1724 bis 1884. 2 Teile in einem

      . R. Oldenbourg, München, 1884. 299/196 S. mit einem Titelbild in Lichtdruck nach einem Ölgemälde und 6 farbigen Uniformstafeln nach Zeichnungen es Majors a.D. v. Nagel, schöner Halbleder-Einband mit 4 Schmuckbünden und Goldprägung. Enthalten: Erster Teil: Organisation und Formation/Zweiter Teil: Feldzüge -

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         Winter Sunshine

      Edinburgh - David Douglas, 1884. Edinburgh - David Douglas, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of essays on naturalism from American writer John Burroughs. With titles including The Snow-Walkers, Mellow England, and A Glimpse of France. Bound by Eyre and Spottiswoode (binder's ink stamp to front pastedown). Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally generally smart, though rubbed. Front joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just some scattered light spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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         Essays and Leaves From a Note-Book

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1884. Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of essays by Mary Anne Evans under the pseudonym George Eliot. Second edition. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound though worn and rubbed. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: GOOD.

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         MALTA: Album with Twenty-Two Original Photographs of Malta & One loose Image of the R.M.S. Himalaya [With] Twelve Mounted Chromolithographic Bull Fighting Scenes].

      1884 - Cospiqua-Malta, ca. 1884. Folio (38x28 cm). 30 leaves. Twenty-two albumen photographs mounted on twelve leaves. Most photos ca. 20.5x26 cm (8x10 in). Also, one loose photo ca. 15x28.5 cm (6x11 in) of the R.M.S. Himalay a with part of lower mount missing and twelve mounted chromolithographic bull fighting scenes, J. Arias, Sevilla. Period style gilt tooled half straight grained morocco with dark olive cloth boards. Mounts mildly foxed, otherwise a very good album. Horatio Agius worked in Malta from (ca. 1860 to 1900) and exhibited his photographs in London 1866. Eighteen of the photos are signed H. Agius and these generally strong unfaded images include views of: Maltese costumes, English, German and French Curtain, Armory, Governor's Palace, Auberge de Castille, General View Great Harbour, Royal Theatre, St. John's Church, Gate of Citta' Vecchia, General View of Floriana, Fort St. Angelo, Saluting Battery & Customs House, Entrance of the Great Harbour, Strada Reale, Landing Place Mar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Elementary Perspective Drawing

      London - Blackie & Son, 1884. London - Blackie & Son, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An instructional artistic work on the basics of perspective drawing. Illustrated throughout with many small in-text images, attractive engraved vignettes and head and tail pieces, and some lovely illuminated letters. With 32 full page plates and diagramsdepicting the science of sketching in perspective. First edition. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with some wear to extremities and very slight loss to corners. Backstrip faded and rubbed. Front hinge strained. First and last few pages a trifle spotted, otherwise pages arebright and clean. Neat inscription to recto of front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

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         Moving Picture Series: Vol III Moving Animal Pictures

      New York: International News Company, 1884 New York: International News Company, 1884. This book has the same cover illustration as a German edition, Lebende Thierbilder, along with three of the same movables. Complete with six movables: 1) Happy Family - works fine; tab shortened and very worn, 2) Geese, Ducks, and Chickens - works fine; tab shortened and very worn, 3) Watch Dog - Works fine; tab shortened and very worn; small piece missing at dog's neck, 4) Deer and Squirrel - works fine; tab very worn; small piece missing from one of the deer's feet, 5) Four Cows - works fine; tab mended/replaced; crease to one cow's horn/nose, and 6) The Rider - works fine; mended/replaced tab. Re-backed many years ago, but now partially disbound. Pages have finger smudges and minor soiling. Cover is soiled with some edge wear; front cover is missing a small triangular piece at the upper left corner. . Hard Boards with Cloth Spine. Good to Fair/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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         Voyage Sentimental En France Et En Italie

      Paris, 1884. 4°:pp.210n. con illustrazioni di Maurice Leloir. Legatura mezza pelle rosso granata con titoli e fregi in orodo al dorso, composto da cinque nervi e sei scomparti. Edizione di gran lusso di 100 esemplari.

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         Le livre de cuisine - La cuisine de menage et la grande cuisine

      hachette, Paris 1884 - 6th edition. XI, [1], 861, [3] pp. + 15 ill. pl. (complete). Publishers blue cloth, somewhat worn. Two fairly large water stains fading away through to page 30. Pages somewhat foxed throughout. Tear in lower edge of page 837. Gathering 839-842 partially loose from binding. Page 849/850 with a black stain. In whole the 'Table des Matières' somewhat dirty. Page with the table index with some stains and with a tear in the upper left part. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Mark Twain TOM SAWYER Huckleberry Finn Mississippi River FRENCH

      Paris : Bibliotheque nouvelle de la jeunesse A. Hennuyer, [1884] - 1884 1st ed Mark Twain TOM SAWYER Huckleberry Finn Mississippi River FRENCH EXTREMELY Rare 1st French edition / comp@$1,850+ Thomas “Tom” Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). He appears in three other novels by Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894), and Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896). We find only one other example of this same 1884 edition for sale worldwide! Compare at $1,850! Main author: Mark Twain; Achille Sirouy Title: Les aventures de Tom Sawyer Published: Paris : Bibliotheque nouvelle de la jeunesse A. Hennuyer, [1884] Language: French FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all 238 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: Many in-text illustrations throughout Publisher: Paris : Bibliotheque nouvelle de la jeunesse A. Hennuyer, [1884] Size: ~9.25in X 7.75in (23.5cm x 19.75cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Land-Leaguers unfinished novel

      Chatto 1884 - Second edition. Very Good in original contemporary red and black binding. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. All editions of The Land-Leaguers, Trollope's unfinished novel, are scarce . Post-script on page 304 from Henry Merivale Trollope regarding the unfinished nature of the work. No Jacket. pp304 + publisher's announcements before and after the text. 8vo. . New endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         VAGABUNDULI LIBELLUS

      London: Kegan Paul [et al], 1884.. London: Kegan Paul [et al], 1884.. Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth lightly rubbed, with a bit of shelfwear at the spine ends, but a very good, bright copy. First edition, first state of the binding. A good association copy, inscribed by Symonds on the half-title to his friend, Greek scholar Henry Graham Dakyns: "To his friend H. G. Dakyns the Writer Davos Platz Oct 26 1884." Dakyns (1838 - 1911) served as tutor to Tennyson's children following his graduation from Cambridge. From 1881-3, he took a sabbatical from his post as Assistant Master of Classics at Clifton College in order to work on his edition of the works of Xenophon. He was among the circle of Symonds' friends who on occasion received copies of JAS's privately printed works: his copies of A PROBLEM IN GREEK ETHICS and RHAETICA sold at Sotheby's London in 2004, £8,500 and £3,800 respectively. He inscribed another copy of this collection of verse to Eugene Lee Hamilton on the same date (see Colbeck). BABINGTON 38. D'Arch Smith, LOVE IN EARNEST, pp. 251-2. COLBECK II:813.

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         Geschichte von Stadt und Stift Buchau samt dem stiftischen Dorfe Kappel

      [Bad] Waldsee, Verlag von Carl Liebel, 1884. - 8° (21x14), 476, XVI S., mit 2 mont AlbuminFotografien, brauner Oln (Kaliko) mit ornament Präg und goldTitel, nahezu ungelesen, die seltene Originalausgabe in ausgezeichneter Erhaltung.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les vieilles actrices. Le musée des antiques.

      Librairie des auteurs modernes 1884 - - Librairie des auteurs modernes, Paris _1884, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à l'encre rouge à monsieur Yung ". à Monsieur Yung (de la Revue bleue) ces petits bleus". Exemplaire agréablement établi. Provenances : des bibliothèques Lucien & George Allienne et Heilbronn avec leurs ex-libris encollés sur les gardes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Vildanden. Skuespil i fem Akter.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1884. 244 s. Orig. komponeret hellaerred med tresidet guldsnit. Ryggen svagt falmet og enkelte blade svagt bruneret..

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         Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs. WITH: Zweite Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs

      Basel: H. George's Verlag Basel: H. George's Verlag. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good. FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Balmer's two papers providing the formula for describing the spectral lines of hydrogen; of profound influence for Niels Bohr and the beginnings of quantum theory. "Although trained as a mathematician and working as a mathematics teacher, Balmer became interested in spectroscopy, which was very much at the cutting edge of scientific research at the time, and was encouraged by colleagues at Basle University to try to find an explanation for the way lines in a spectrum are distributed--at first sight, in a random pattern. Although many other scientists had tried and failed to find some order in these patters, in 1884, in his sixtieth year, Balmer succeeded in finding an equation that not only reproduced the relationship between the four bright lines known in the spectrum of hydrogen at the time, but also predicted the existence of a fifth line, at the edge of visibility, that was soon detected. The formula was published in 1885, the year Niels Bohr was born."The five lines became known as the Balmer series... Although Balmer's results were entirely empirical, based on the mathematical relationships alone with no attempt to find their underlying physical cause, this discovery that there was a mathematical order in the pattern of spectral lines was an important step towards developing an understanding of the spectrum in quantum terms" (Gribbin, Q is for Quantum). 

"Shortly after 7 February [1913] Bohr heard of the Balmer formula. By 6 March he had completed a paper containing its interpretation. That event marks the beginning of the quantum theory of atomic structure" (Pais, Niels Bohr's Times).IN: Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel, vol. 7, pp. 548-560; 750-752. Basel: H. George's Verlag, 1885. Octavo, original yellow printed wrappers, uncut and largely unopened; custom box. Stamp on front wrapper. Wrappers chipped around edges, front wrapper detached and groups of gatherings cleanly separated. SCARCE, particularly in original wrappers.

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         A New Testament Commentary for English Readers

      London, Paris and New York, Cassell and Company, 1884. London, Paris and New York, Cassell and Company, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An in-depth commentary on the New Testament from a nineteenth-century westcountry bishop. With coloured map frontispieces to each volume. Volumes I, II and III. Charles John Ellicott (18191905) was bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The most important writing of Ellicott's later years was The Old and New Testaments for English Readers, for which Ellicott collected a number of able scholars, including E. H. Plumptre and W. Sanday. DNBCondition: In half morocco bindings. Externally smart but rubbed with loss to the leather. One joint is starting, one board held by the cords only. One backstrip is coming away. Internally, generally firmly bound. Lovely and bright and generally clean throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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         The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins

      London - Reeves and Turner, 1884. London - Reeves and Turner, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Paltock's fantasy travel novel, complete in two volumes. First thus. Robert Paltock (16971767) was an English novelist and attorney. He was admired by Walter Scott, Coleridge, Southey and Charles Lamb. This novel is Paltock's most famous work. The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins is somewhat on the same plan as Robinson Crusoe, the special feature being the gawry, or flying woman, whom the hero discovered on his island, and married. With a number of elegantly engraved illustrations, including a fold-out plate to volume II. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding. Externally, generally smart with slight wear to corners. Internally, firmly bound. Small tear to rear free endpaper of volume II. Generally bright with foxing to first and last few pages of both volumes, otherwise generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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         New Measures of The Great Pyramid, By a New Measurer.

      Robert Banks, London 1884 - Small 8vo. 127pp. In brown cloth boards having gilt titles, black border to front board and blind border to rear. Some bumping and egde wear to board corners and edge wear to spine, a few minor markings to front board. Lacking ffep. Some very minor internal spotting. Illustrated with technical diagrams. Overall a Very Good copy of this scarce work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Miss Harriet.

      . 1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1884. 351 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy..

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         Fisheries Exhibition Literature

      Clowes, 1884. Clowes, 1884 A good run of the first 12 volumes, in publishers navy, red, and blue original gilt stamped cloth, Vols 1-3 handbook, 4-7 conference, 8-11 prize essays, 12 cat. jury awards. Wants the statistical table and index, Very good set.. 1 St..

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         Aus dem westlichen Himalaja. Erlebnisse und Forschungen.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1884.. 21,5 x 14 cm XXVI, 330 Seiten, Mit Frontispiz, 19 Tafeln, 102 Textholzschnitten und 5 Karten (4 gef.), Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar,, 1. Ausgabe. - Die Karten: Ethnographische Karte von Hoch-Asien; Geographische Verbreitung des Islamismus und des Buddhismus in Central-Asien; Geographische Karte von Baltistan; Verbreitung der Polyandrie in Indien und Tibet; Ethnographische und politische Karte von Kafiristan, Tschitral, Dardistan und dem Indischen Kohistan. K4035.

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        HINTS ON THE MANAGEMENT OF HAWKS.

      Horace Cox. London. - (1884) 1898 2nd edition. Ppviii,268. B/w photographic frontis & illustrative plates, text illustrations, patterned end-papers, pictorial cloth gilt. Original green cloth lightly faded but a very good clean copy. ".to which is added practical falconry, chapters historical and descriptive". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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