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         A Handbook of Gastronomy [Physiologie Du Gout] New and Complete Edition. With Fifty-Two Original Etchings by A. Lalauze.

      London J. C. Nimmo & Bain 1884 - Limited edition number 119 of 300 English copies, thick 8vo., frontispiece engraving of the Author and further engraved vignette headpieces for each chapter, a very occasional spot or two but otherwise clean and bright, later half morocco, gilt, over marbled boards by Ramage, matching endpapers, top edge gilt, slight fading to spine otherwise a handsome book. Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, (1755-1826), French lawyer, politician and epicure who, with Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière, founded the whole genre of gastronomic writing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         Een lent van vaerzen.

      - Utrecht, J.L. Beijers, 1884. Ingenaaid (omslagontwerp L.W.R. Wenckebach). 96 p. Debuut. 1e druk. Hoekje uit omslag, hapje uit Franse titel, maar mét de zo kwetsbare originele rug: slechts twee ontbrekende stukjes zijn aangezet. Langs de bovenrand van het binnenwerk enige vochtschade.* Het beste exemplaar dat wij de afgelopen jaren zijn tegengekomen. VV 104,1.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis ILAB]
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         Les grands architectes français (époques Louis XV, Louis XVI).

      Thézard, [1884],, Paris, - Magnifique ouvrage bien complet de ses planches, certaines à double page. Demi-chagrin à nerfs, tête dorée, planches montées sur onglets pour permettre l'ouverture à plat du livre. Epidermures, coupes et coins émoussés. Les mors ont cédé, le corps de l'ouvrage est détaché de la reliure ; mérite une restauration. Quelques pliures et déchirures en marge des planches, par ailleurs en bon état. Très rare. Blondel (Jacques-François) : De la distribution des maisons de plaisance et de la décoration des édifices en général, pl. 1-138 ; table 139-140 ; Neufforge (Jean-François de) : Recueil élémentaire d'architecture, pl. 145-196 ; Delafosse (Jean-Charles) : Iconologie historique et ornements divers, pl. 197-207 ; Salembier : Cahiers de frises et d'arabesques, pl. 208-213 ; Le Canu Jeune (Jean-Dominique-Etienne) : Suite de tombeaux, pl. 214-216. . 3800 g. 220 planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Perle Rare]
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         MAP OF LAND OF BOOKS: Karte des Bücherlandes.

      - Magnificent map of the imaginary Land of Books, made by the German illustrator and graphic designer Alfons (Alphons) Woelfle (1884 Freising - 1951 München) in 1938. The land is divided into the Republic of Readers, the Unites States of Book Dealers and a peninsula of Poetry, which lies to the south of the line of the Tropic of Literature. The rest of the land is divided into small regions such as the Primary Source of Knowledge, in the far north, and the Erotic Swamp, in the south, which is bordered by the Woods of Criticism. The islands Unica, Curiosa and Rara are only accessible by sailing past the Cape of Bright Hope (off of which is forebodingly a sunken ship!). According to the map, only a Ship of Fools can successfully venture to the remote islands to the south. In the upper right quadrant of the composition is and in-set map of the capital of Officina, bearing a legend describing the 12 parts of the city: Book market, Boulevard of Mass Editions, New Book Quartier, Mansion District of Publishers, Contract House and a Labyrinth with an Advance-Payment-Well in the middle. In the far right corner is the Remaining Stock (11) and the lonely Economy Well (9). This main part of the city is connected by the Bridge of Good Relations (8) to the part one the opposite side of the river, which features a Library (6) and the House of Poets (12). The city is enclosed by the Wall of Lectors (7), which blocks the Path of Authors (10). The mouth of the Paper River, floating through the city into the Sea of New Publications, is guarded by the Censorship Fort and is illuminated by the Lighthouse of the Booksellers Association. Woelfle was a German artist, active in Munich as an illustrator of books and the Simplizissimus newspaper. __________________________________________________________________________________________ Geistreiche Fantasiekarte des Bücherlandes von Alfons (Alphons) Woelfe (1884 - 1951), einem Münchner Buchillustrator und Graphiker. Gemeinsam mit dem Münchner Verleger Dr. Ernst Heimeran entwickelte Woelfle die Fantasiekarte eines Landes der Bücher, die erstmals 1938 in dem gleichnamigen Verlag erschienen ist. Laut der Zeitschrift Librarium. Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft (Jg. 1 (1958) [2], S. 40 f), die über die Entstehungsgeschichte der Karte berichtete, entstand die Karte als ein kreatives Gemeinschaftsprojekt des gesamten Verlages: "Der 1884 in Freising geborene Alfons Woelfle, bekannt als Buchillustrator, Maler und Mitarbeiter bei der «Jugend» und beim «Simplicissimus», kam im Jahre 1938 ins Haus des Münchener Verlegers Dr. Ernst Heimeran mit einer nachgezeichneten Barockkarte über das Thema «Land der Liebe». Dr. Heimeran hatte grosse Freude an der Art des Werkes, konnte sich aber nicht entschliessen, die Nachzeichnung einer schon vorhandenen Karte zu veröffentlichen. Im Gespräch mit Woelfle kam er aber auf ein neues, noch nie aufgegriffenes Thema: das Land der Bücher. Es begann nun, im Wetteifer mit Woelfle, im Verlag ein lustiges Überlegen, und jeder steuerte etwas bei – es ging zu wie bei einer richtigen grossen Familienbastelei. Zum Schluss war die unterhaltsame, unter Sammlern sehr beliebte Gattung der Phantasiekarten ein neues Gebilde vermehrt, das vollendet in den allen beschwingten Einfällen offenen, humorvollsten und kauzigsten aller deutschen Verlage passte. Im Kernpunkt der 25 x 35 cm messenden handkolorierten Karte liegen die Vereinigten Buchhandelsstaaten mit der Provinz Antiquaria, vor deren Grenzen bedenklich nahe die Schleuderer und Ramscher siedeln. Die Hauptstadt heisst Officina, zu deren von Lektoren bemannten Wällen ein sehr schmaler Autorenpfad hinaufführt. Im angegliederten Land Makulaturia ragen die Pyramiden der Ladenhüter hoch in die Luft. Um das Kernland des Buchhandels lagern nacheinander drei Staaten: im Süden das Reich der hohen Poesie, das sinnigerweise den Umriss einer meerumrauschten Leier hat, und vor dem die Flachländer der Massenschreiber und der Rezensenten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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         STRANGE STORIES

      Chatto & Windus London 1884. [1st printing] 1884. Original pictorial brown cloth, decorated and lettered in gray and black; gold, gray and black on spine; 356pp + 32pp catalog; frontis by George du Maurier. A rare collection of stories, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Corners worn; spine edges show wear; occassional bumps; internally tight, bthere is foxing to early and late pages, including frontis; a few pages have marginal stains. Otherwise a solid and attractive copy of a truly scarce first edition. First Edition Hard Cover Very Good

      [Bookseller: Books from the Crypt]
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         Les Clématites a Grande Fleurs . Description et Iconagraphie des Espèces Cultivées dans l'Arboretum de Segrez

      Librarie J. B. Baillière et Fils, Paris 1884 - (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches). 24 lithographed plates by Bergeron (numbered 1-22, plus 4 and 7 bis). Publisher's green cloth, covers bordered in blind, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers A beautifully illustrated monograph on clematis, including American species. The work is based on the specimens grown by the author at the Arboretum de Segrez, at the time one of the largest collection of such plants in the world. Nissen BBI 1149. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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         Castles in the Air". A Pioneer Squatter, in Australia's rugged wilds; after a hard day's weary toil, dreams of future success, and little recks of that danger which is so near.

      John Sands Lith.,, Sydney: 1884 - Large chromolithograph of a new settler day-dreaming of his future country estate, while three aborigines peer in his rough shack, one attempting to steal his shot gun. "Presented with the Town & Country Journal, December, 1884" in the top margin above the print. William Macleod was an artist and businessman who became the joint owner of "The Bulletin" in 1887 with J.F. Archibald, and he was the Bulletin's manager or managing director for the next forty years. This painting received 2nd prize in the "Town and Country Journal" Art Competition, the 1st going to Julian R. Ashton. Laid down on cardboard, sml. corner watermarked otherwise in very good condition. 18 1/2 x 14 1/4" with margins. Not individually recorded in Trove. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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         A rebours

      G. Charpentier & Cie 1884 - - G. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1884, 11,5x18cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, filet doré sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures conservées, étui bordé de maroquin, intérieur de feutrine marron, plats de papier marbré, superbe et sobre reliure signée de Semet & Plumelle. Un ex-dono à la plume en tête du premier plat de couverture. Très bel exemplaire très élégamment établi par Semet & Plumelle. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition on the current paper. Binding in full black morocco, back with five nerves, golden date tail wheels on golden headdresses, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, framing a golden lace on contreplats, net gilded on the cuts, all edges gilt , preserved covers, sleeve lined with morocco, inside brown felt, marbled paper boards, beautiful and sober signed binding Semet & Plumelle. An ex-dono pen topped the first cover plate. Very nice copy elegantly established by Semet & Plumelle. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) Chatto edition

      London: Chatto & Windus. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and darkened with spine repair. Some foxing and marks within. Corners bumped. 1884. First Edition. Red illustrated hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xvi, 438pp + ads. 174 b/w illustrations. First issue with October 1884 catalogue. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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         Bildnis des Johannes Aepinus ( geboren um 1499 in Ziesar - 13. Mai 1553 Hamburg )

      1884 - Öl auf Platte, Bildmaße 38 x 30 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 51 x 42,5 cm ). Öl auf Platte. Mit obenstehendem Text: " Effigies Clariss. Viri D. Ioannis Apini Ecclesiae Hamburg: Superattetis Aetat: SZ. Obdormivit in Christo Anno 1553, Die Maii 13. " sowie untenstehender Kartusche: " Qui oderunt te domine oderam, et in surgentes contra te Abonimabar, perfecto odio oderam illos ideo inimice facti sunt mihi. Psal.: 139 ". Verso mit altem handgeschriebenem Klebezettel aus dem Jahre 1884: * Dieses Bildnis des Doctors Johannes Aepinus, anno 1529 erwählter Pastor zu St. Petri, 1532 Hamburger Superintendant, gestorben 1553, ist ein Geschenk des Leichnamgeschworenen, Herrn Otto Christian Gaedechens, bei Gelegenheit der Einweihung der nach dem Brande 1842, neuerbauten Kirche am 7. Mai 1849. Das der Kirche zu St. Petri geschenkte Portrait, stammt aus der Sammlung des Mennoniten Predigers Haechsten in Altona und wurde in dem Verkaufskatalog desselben, anno 1818 für ein Werk von Hans Holbein ausgegeben. ( Diese Notiz ist auf der Rückseite des Original-Ölgemäldes aufgeklebt ) // Copiert nach dem Original von Ernst Laddey für den Besitz des Herrn Haupt-Pastors Dr. Kreusler bestimmt, Hamburg im Mai 1884 *. Das hier also ca. 1884 copierte Bild nach Ernst Laddey ist etwas berieben, gering fleckig, ansonsten guter Zustand. Das Bild selbst unsigniert, undatiert - der alte handschriftliche Klebezettel aber mit detailreichen Angaben. ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XXII, Seite 189 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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         Josef Hegenbarth (1884-1962). Der Löwenbändiger. Schwarze Tusche auf Papier

      - Josef Hegenbarth (1884 Bömisch-Kamnitz-Dresden 1962). Der Löwenbändiger. Schwarze Tusche auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Schwarze Tusche auf Papier. unten rechts signiert: "Josef Hegenbarth". -- Größe/Size: -- 27,4 x 20,7 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Die sonderbare, zugleich schillernde wie einfache Welt des Zirkus hat Josef Hegenbarth über viele Jahrzehnte fasziniert. Seit der Mitte der 1920er Jahre befasste er sich in seinen Darstellungen intensiv mit diesem Thema, zunächst in farbigen Pinselzeichnungen und ab 1935 in dramatisch schwarzen Tuschpinselzeichnungen. Einige von diesen wurden in den Ausgaben des Münchner Simplicissimus publiziert. Wann immer es ihm möglich war, besuchte er Zirkusvorführungen, versuchte stets, in der ersten Reihe zu sitzen, um alle Eindrücke möglichst unmittelbar aufzunehmen und sogleich vor Ort, im Dunkel des Zuschauerraums, rasche Skizzen auf das Papier zu bringen. Im Atelier komponierte er die unmittelbaren, singulären Eindrücke zu farbigen Darstellungen oder führte sie energisch in schwarzer Tusche aus. Wie bei seinen meisterhaften Porträts, die ihn zu einem der bedeutendsten Künstler seiner Zeit machten, tauchte Hegenbarth auch in den Zirkusdarstellungen tief in die Psyche der dargestellten Lebewesen ein. Er beobachtete den Dompteur ebenso intensiv wie die Löwen, Tiger oder Pferde in der Manege. Die Psychologie des Tierbändigers und das Wesen des wilden, dressierten Tieres regten Hegenbarth unaufhörlich zum kreativen Schaffen an. Die Unvorhersehbarkeit der Situationen in der Manege, die gelegentliche Gefahr, das zuweilen Groteske, Unheimliche aber immer wieder auch Amüsante, das sich hier abspielte, bedeutete einen unerschöpflichen Motivfundus für den Maler. Die Spannung, welche das Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Tier in der Zirkusmanege auszeichnet, hat Josef Hegenbarth in unserer kraftvollen Darstellung mit Feder und Pinsel in schwarzer Tusche eingefangen. Indem der Künstler in dieser Komposition zwei Tiere zeigt, gelingt es ihm, den Widerspruch, der in der Dressur eines wilden Löwen durch den Menschen liegt, zu thematisieren. Der imposante Kopf eines männlichen Löwen dominiert die Bildmitte. Trotz Domestizierung scheint das Tier seiner Wildheit lange nicht beraubt - ins Profil gewendet offenbart er alle Attribute des Königs der Wüste. Die üppige Mähne kennzeichnet Hegenbarth durch breite Pinselstriche. Das weit aufgerissene Maul entblößt scharfe Zähne, die der Künstler mit spitzer Feder umrissen hat. Die kraftvolle Zunge und die aufgerissenen Nüstern sind mit satter Tusche wiedergegeben. Energisch wirft das Tier den Kopf herum, um mit dem Dompteur zu kommunizieren. Dieser erscheint beinahe klein und geradezu verletzlich, wie er dort hinter dem prachtvollen Tierkörper etwas ungelenk steht. Die Natur siegt hier über das Künstliche. Es ist das Löwenweibchen, das die Choreographie der Vorführung aufrecht erhält und dem Publikum zugewandt ihre Kunststücke vorführt. Ihr Fell hat Hegenbarth in tiefem, glänzendem Schwarz gestaltet, die Umrisslinien ihres Körpers sind weich und verleihen der Tiergestalt eine besondere Anmut. Das Publikum im Hintergrund wurde nur schemenhaft angedeutet. Doch die wenigen Linien genügen dem Künstler, um die Spannung, die von der Szene in der Manege ausgeht, in das Zirkuspublikum zu transportieren und damit dem Bildbetrachter zu vermitteln. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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         Eigenh. Telegramm mit Namenszug.

      O. O., [27. X. 1884]. - 125 x 140 mm. "Herzogin Luise in Bayern an Herzogin Sophie in Bayern - München | Ich treffe Montag zwischen 2 u. 3 Uhr in München ein, und gedenke Mittwoch mit dem halb 11 Uhr Zug nach Possenhofen zu gehen. Wie geht es Eurem Emil? Ich wünsche auch genaue Nachrichten über das Befinden der Frau von Pfeuffer zu erhalten, da die letzten nicht befriedigend waren". - Mit Notizen fremder Hand in Bleistift.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         "Castles in the Air" A Pioneer Squatter, in Australia's rugged wilds; after a hard day's weary toil, dreams of future success, and little recks of that danger which is so near

      Sydney:: John Sands Lith.,. 1884.. Very good overall. Large chromolithograph of a new settler day-dreaming of his future country estate, while three aborigines peer in his rough shack, one attempting to steal his shot gun. "Presented with the Town & Country Journal, December, 1884" in the top margin above the print. William Macleod was an artist and businessman who became the joint owner of "The Bulletin" in 1887 with J.F. Archibald, and he was the Bulletin's manager or managing director for the next forty years. This painting received 2nd prize in the "Town and Country Journal" Art Competition, the 1st going to Julian R. Ashton. Laid down on cardboard, sml. corner watermarked otherwise in very good condition. 18 1/2 x 14 1/4" with margins. Not individually recorded in Trove.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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         Reisen in Tibet und am oberen Lauf des Gelben Flusses in den Jahren 1879 bis 1880. Aus dem Russischen frei in das Deutsche übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Stein-Nordheim. Mit zahlr. UIllustrationen u. 1 Karte in Farbendruck.

      Jena Costenoble 1884 - 8°. XIV, 281 S. Goldgepr. Orig.-Halbleder auf 4 Bünden, Kanten u. Ecken etwas beschabt, unt. Feld des Rückens mit Spur v. entferntem Bibl.-Schild, Stempel u. Ausscheidungstempel auf Vortitel, innen fest und insgesamt sauber. 1.100 gr. Goldgepr. Orig.-Halbleder auf 4 Bünden, Kanten u. Ecken etwas beschabt, unt. Feld des Rückens mit Spur v. entferntem Bibl.-Schild, Stempel u. Ausscheidungstempel auf Vortitel, innen fest und insgesamt sauber.

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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         Dans Mille Ans [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Librairie Ch. Delagrave 1884 - 140 illustrations par V. Nehlig, 1 vol. in-4 reliure éditeur demi-chagrin vert au plat historié (avec aéronef et fontaine au premier plat), toutes tranches dorées, Librairie Ch. Delagrave, Paris, s.d. [ 1884 ], 2 ff., 447 pp. Exceptionnel exemplaire dédicacé par l'auteur au président de la Bolivie de 1884 à 1888, Gregorio Pacheco : "Offert avec ses hommages respectueux à son Excellence el Senor Pacheco, président de la République de Bolivie, par l'Auteur, Professeur de Sciences Mathématiques et Physiques, Examinateur des Hautes Etudes au Collège Supérieur des Frères de la Doctrine Chrétienne à Paris, Membre de la Presse scientifique, et Professeur du Fils de son Excellence, à l'Institution Trochet à Paris". Exceptional copy autographed by the author to the president of Bolivia from 1884 to 1888, Gregorio Pacheco. It's known that, fearing reprisals against his family, as a president, Gregorio Pacheco sent them to Europe during his tenure. Etat très satisfaisant (deux accrocs avec mq. au dos en tête et queue, anciennes marques d'humidité au second plat) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         [GROUP OF THIRTEEN MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPTIONS OF SPANISH COLONIAL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO CALIFORNIA, RANGING FROM 1589 TO 1774, ALL COPIED FROM ORIGINALS IN THE ARCHIVO GENERAL DE INDIAS IN SEVILLE]

      [Various places, 1884. Folio. Stitched gatherings. Some minor soiling. Very good. An interesting collection of documents on colonial Spanish California, transcribed from originals held in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain. The bulk of the documents are dated around the end of the 16th century, and relate to Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino (1548-1624). The two lengthier pieces are "Diarios" of Spanish missionaries in California, Fray Junipero Serra and Fray Juan Crespi. It is likely that few if any of these documents were ever published in printed form, making a manuscript version the only available format. Each transcript is signed at the end with a statement about when and where it was copied. 1) CAPITULOS DE CARTA A S.M. DEL VIREY DE NUEVA ESPANA DE 26 NOVIEMBRE DE 1597 EN QUE HAVE RELACION DEL DISCURSO Y ESTADO TOCANTE AL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LAS CALIFORNIAS Y DE ALGUNAS PARTICULARIDADES QUE DE NUEVO SE HAN ENTENDIDO [caption title]. 1597. 10pp., approximately 1700 words. 2) [Vizcaino, Sebastian]: CAPITULO DE UNA CARTA A S.M. DEL VIREY DE NUEVA ESPANA CONDE DE MONTE REY, FECHA EN MEJICO A 23 DE JULIO DE 1597, DANDO CUENTA DE LA RAZON POR QUE NO SE USO DE LA CEDULA PARA QUITAR LOS TITULOS Y DESPADIOS QUE SE DIERON A SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO SOBRE EL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LAS CALIFORNIAS [caption title]. 1597. 2pp., approximately 200 words. 3) [Vizcaino, Sebastian]: CARTA A S.M. DE SEBASTIAN VIZCAYNO, FECHA EN ACAPULCO A 5 DE MAYO DE 1602 MANIFESTANDO QUE SALE CON LAS NAOS AL DESCUBRIMIENTO Y DEMARCACION DE LA COSTA DESDE EL CABO DE SAN LUCAS A EL DE MENDOCINO [caption title]. 1602. 2pp., approximately 200 words. 4) [Vizcaino, Sebastian]: CARTA A S.M. DE SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO FECHADA EN MEGICO A 23 DE MAYO DE 1603, PARTICIPANDO SU REGRESO DEL DESCUBRIMIENTO Y DEMARCACION DE LAS COSTAS DE LAS CALIFORNIAS HASTA LOS 42 GRADOS DE LATITUD NORTE [caption title]. 1603. 4pp., approximately 1,000 words. 5) [Aguirre, Andres]: CARTA DE FRAY ANDRES AGUIRRE AL YLMO. SR. ARZOBISPO DE MEGICO PARTICIPANDOLE LA CONVENIENCIA DE RECONOCER Y DESCUBRIER LA COSTA N.O. DE LA NUEVA ESPANA Y DANDO NOTICIAS DE UNAS ISLAS RICAS Y DE GENTE CIVILIZADA A DONDE APORTO UNA NAVE PORTUGUESA Y SE HALLAN DE LOS 35 A 40 GRADOS DE LATITUD NORTE [caption title]. [n.d.]. 6pp., approximately 1,100 words. 6) [Vizcaino, Sebastian]: CARTA A SU MAGESTAD DEL VIREY DE LA NUEVA ESPANA SOBRE CONVENIENCIA DE NO ENVIAR ESPEDICIONES PARTICULARES A TOMAR POSESION Y DESCUBRIR LAS PROVINCIAS AL NORTE DE LA NUEVA ESPANA Y TOMANDO PRECAUSIONES PARA LO QUE HAVE EN ESTE SENTIDO SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO [caption title]. 1596. 7pp., approximately 1,100 words. 7) [Vizcaino, Sebastian]: CAPITULO DE UNA CARTA A SU MAGESTAD DEL VIREY DE LA NUEVA ESPANA CONDE D MONTERREY SOBRE ENTRADA EN EL NUEVO MEGICO Y CONSESION A SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO [caption title]. [n.d.]. 2pp., approximately 200 words. 8) [Vizcaino, Sebastian]: RELACION QUE SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO A CUYO CARGO FUE LA JORNADA DE LAS CALIFORNIAS, DA PARA EL REY NUESTRO SENOR, DANDO A ENTENDER LO QUE VIDO EN LA DIDIA JORNADA DESDE EL PUERTO DE ACAPULCO HASTA PARASE DE VEINTE Y NUEVE GRADOS DE NORUESTE... [first part of text]. [1602?] 16pp., approximately 3,200 words. 9) [Vizcaino, Sebastian]: CARTA A S.M. DE SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO FECHA EN MEXICO A 27 FEBRERO DE 1597, PARTICIPANDO HABER VUELTO DE SU ESPEDICION A LAS CALIFORNIAS [caption title]. 1597. 3pp., approximately 400 words. 10) CAPITULO DE UNA CARTA DEL VIREY DE LA NUEVA ESPANA EL MARQUES DE VILLAMAURIQUE A S.M. ESPOUIENDO LO QUE CONSIDERA OPORTUNO REFERENTE AL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LAS COSTAS DE LA MAR DEL SUR Y DANDO NOTICIA DE UNA EMBARCACION QUE SALE CON ESTE INTENTO, SU FECHA DE 10 DE MAYO DE 1589 [caption title]. 1589. 5pp., approximately 750 words. 11) [Serra, Junipero]: DIARIO DEL VIAGE QUE POR MANDADO DEL PADRE FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA, PREDICADOR APOSTOLICO Y PRESIDENTE DE ESTAS MISIONES DE MONTE REY, DEL CARGO DE NUESTRO SANTE COLEGIO DE PROPAGANDAFIDE DE SAN FERNANDO DE LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO HAGO DESDE ESTE PUERTO DE SAN CARLOS DE MONTE REY SITO EN LA COSTA DE LA CALIFORNIA...[first part of text]. 1774. 44pp., approximately 14,000 words. 12) [Crespi, Juan]: DIARIO QUE YO FRAY JUAN CRESPI MISIONERO DEL APOSTOLICO DE PROPAGANDA FIDE DE SAN FERNANDO DE MEGICO FORMO DEL VIAGE DE LA FRAGATA DE SU MAGESTAD NOMBRADA SANTIAGO, ALIAS LA NUEVA SALICIA MANDADA POR SU CAPITAN U ALFEREZ DE FRAGATA DON JUAN PEREZ...[caption title]. 1774. 60pp., approximately 18,000 words. 13) CAPITULO DE UNA CARTA DEL VIREY DE NUEVA ESPANA DON LUIS DE VELAZCO, A S.M. DICIENDOLE QUE PARA HACER EL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LOS PUERTOS DE LA TIERRA FIRME HAY FALTA DE DINERO; PERO QUE EXISTEN PERSONAS QUE LO HAGAN POR SU CUENTA MEDICANTE CIERTA CONCESIONES, FECHA MEGICO A 8 DE OCTUBRE DE 1592 [caption title]. 1592. 2pp., approximately 200 words. A useful group of transcriptions, including much material still not available in published form, of key California documents from the Archives of the Indes.

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         Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères.

      - Rédigés par N.M. Romanoff. Tomes I-VII & IX. St. Pétersbourg 1884-1897. 8 volumes. 4to (295 x 185mm). pp. (8), 181; (6), 262; (6), 419; xvii, 575, (2); (6) 248; (4), 700, (2); (8), lvi, 658, (2); (4), 365, (1), with 130 engraved plates of which 70 finely hand-coloured, some figures in the text and 3 (of 4) coloured maps. Recent half calf, spines with gilt lettering. This excellently illustrated work is one of the rarest publications on Lepidoptera. It was published in a very limited edition, and the number of plates which are coloured vary in most of the copies. Copies with all the plates coloured exist but mostly copies are found with less than 70 plates coloured. The monographs included are fundamental contributions on the butterflies of regions of the Russian Empire and Asia, by specialists as the Grand Duke Nicolai Michailovitch Romanoff himself, Christoph, Staudinger, Snellen, Grum-Grshimaïlo, Heylarts and others.Amongst others the work comprises large monographs as: N.M. Romanoff, Les Lépidoptères de la Transcaucasie; H. Christoph, Lépidoptera aus dem Achal-Tekke Gebiet; Gr. Groum-Grshimaïlo, Le Pamir et sa faune Lépidoptérologique; S. Alphéraky, Lépidoptères rapportés de la Chine et de la Mongolie par G.N. Potanine; E.L. Ragonol, Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae.As usual, the 8th volume is not included; it is excessively rare since this volume was destroyed by fire shortly after publication and only a very few copies have been distributed. A few plates of the 4th volume have the outer margin cut short, 2 with a tiny loss of illustration. It is unusual to find a copy with all 4 maps. Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanoff was born on 26 April 1859 at Tsarskoye Selo, the eldest child of the seven children of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna. He was the only naturalist of the Czar family. He was later imprisoned by the Bolsheviks in Petrograd and shot outside the St Peter and St Paul Fortress on 28 january 1919.Provenance: name of Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover.Junk, Bibl. Lepidopterologica 2268; Nissen ZBI, 4678 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eigenhändiges Stammbuchblatt mit Unterschrift „HHoffmann".

      Frankfurt, 13. VI. 1884. - 8vo. 1 p. Papier leicht gebräunt, lose auf ein stärkeres Unterlagepapier geklebt. Sechs Einleitungsverse resp. Widmung in Deutsch und die acht Anfangsverse des „Struwwelpeters" in der italienischen Version:„Was Sie verlangen, send’ ich hier Nach eingetauchter FederAuf einem Stückchen Schreibpapier. Einen Reim aus dem ‚Struwwelpeter’. In Deutsch nun kennt ihn Jedermann; Auf Wälsch sieht er sich besser an:Pierino porcospinoVe’ comè sudicio questo PierinoChe tutti chiamano: il porcospinoL’unghie ha lunghispina, perche da un annoViste le forbici ancor non hanno.Scarmigliatissima la bionda chiomaNon mai dal pettine tocca nè doma.E tutti dicono: questo PierinoÈ proprio un sudicio, un porcospino!"Darunter Datum und die Signatur mit der Bemerkung „an seinem 75. Geburtstag".

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         STRANGE STORIES

      London: Chatto and Windus,. 1884. original pictorial brown cloth, front cover stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in black, white and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, top edge untrimmed, black coated endpapers.. Slight spine lean, cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, cloth. rubbed along outer joints, hairline cracks along inner hinges,. endpapers foxed, frontispiece and tissue guard foxed with a bit of. offset on title page, a few leaves of the inserted catalogue are. proud, still about very good copy. A scarce book seldom found in. decent condition. (#151795). First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction, sixteen stories, including fantasy and science fiction: "The Reverend John Creedy," "My New Year's Eve Among the Mummies," ""The Mysterious Occurrence in Piccadilly," "Pausodyne," "The Child of the Phalanstery" and "Our Scientific Observations on a Ghost." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 13. Bleiler, The Science-Fiction: The Early Years 35. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-2. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 30. Bleiler (1978), p. 4. Hubin (1994), p. 12. Wolff 121a (1892 printing).

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         Grosse farb-lithographierte Wandkarte von Südafrika. Original Map of South Africa containing all South African Colonies and Native Territories. Compiled from all available information, combined with the results of his own explorations by Alexander Merensky.

      Berlin, London, Cape Town, Schropp, Stanford, Michaelis & Braun, 1884. - circa 99 x 121 cm. 1 large map in 16 compartments laid down on cloth Large very detailed wall map of South Africa, drawn by the German missionary and geographer Alexander Merensky (1837 – 1918), who worked in Transvaal since 1859 and published several accounts about his experiences. This map gives the status of the African colonies as in 1884. - Minor browning, little spotting or dust, altogether fine and very decorative - very large!. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Grundrisz (Grundriss) zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung aus den Quellen. 15 Bände + Indexband in 23 Bänden.

      Dresden Ehlermann Kraus Reprint (Akademieverlag) - 1975 1884 - 13 braune Halbledereinbände mit Stempel auf Titelrückseite und nichtklebender Klarsichtfolie, 1 brauner Ganzleineneinband und 9 blaue Ganzleineneinbände. Bände in festem und gutem Zustand. Vollständige Reihe, 8°. Karl Friedrich Ludwig Goedeke (1814 - 1887) studierte in Göttingen Philologie und Literaturgeschichte und arbeitete als Korrespondent in einer Hannoverschen Buchhandlung. 1873 wurde er zum außerordentlichen Professor für Literaturgeschichte an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen ernannt. Bevor er sein literarisches Schaffen gänzlich in den Dienst anderer Dichter und die Erforschung und Kollektivierung der Literatur stellte, veröffentlichte Goedeke unter dem Pseudonym Karl Stahl eigene poetische Werke, darunter die Komödie König Kodrus, eine Missgeburt der Zeit (1839) und Novellen (1840) sowie Biographien über Goethe, Schiller und Lessing. Goedeke wurde durch seine literaturhistorischen Arbeiten, vor allem durch seine Sammelbibliografie "Grundrisz zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung" berühmt. Diese wurde über seinen Tod hinaus fortgesetzt. Der "Goedeke" zählt zu den Standardwerken der Antiquare und Buchliebhaber.

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         Les premiers elements de la science de la couleur

      1884. ROSENSTIEHL, M.A. Les premiers éléments de la science de la couleur. Collection de Tableaux Coloriés faisant suite à la conférence faite par l'auteur le 28 septembre 1881. xi, [1], 53, [3] pp. Illustrated with five wood-engraved diagrams, numerous tables, and 9 plates of which 5 with colour swatches. 4to., 265 x 170 mm, bound in original gray printed wrappers. Mulhouse: Imprimerie Veuve Bader et Cie., 1884. [WITH:] De l'harmonie des couleurs résultant de l'emploi des camaïeux complémentaires. Extrait du Bulletin de la Société Industrielle de Mulhouse Mars 1912. 15, [1] pp. 4to., 250 x 163 mm, bound in original mint green printed wrappers. Housed together in a new green cloth box. Mulhouse: Imprimerie Veuve Bader & Cie., 1912. |~||~||~||~| Ad I: First Edition. Rosenstiehl's seminal pamphlet on colour theory including Maxwell colour discs, the multi-coloured wheels that give the illusion of being a single colour when spun. Published by the Société Industrielle de Mulhouse after a conference given by the author in 1881. The text is illustrated with four pairs of discs and 49 colour swatches on 5 plates. Partially unopened. Rare: OCLC finds no locations in the U.S., and only 7 worldwide. Ad II: An offprint of Rosenstiehl's article on colour harmony resulting from the use of complementary shades, first published in the Bulletin de la Société Industrielle de Mulhouse in March of the same year. Founded in 1826, the Société Industrielle de Mulhouse (SIM) is a non-profit academic society focusing on social and economic issues. No copies in OCLC. Birren Collection 559.

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         FACSIMILES OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN. In the Collection of His Majesty for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII. Engraved by Francis Bartolozzi. With Biographical Notices by Edmund Lodge.

      London Hamilton Adams and Co 1884 - Folio 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, A FINE COPY bound in a near perfect publishers leather binding of sturdy half red morocco gilt, leather lettering label and marbled boards. Illustrated with 90 colour printed plates from Bartolozzi's engraving of Holbein's portraits. Holbein and his wife, 80 from the English court and 8 from the French court. All with accompanying text, complete. A very fine copy in an unusually bright contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sikhan de raj di vithia. [The story of the Kingdom of the Sikhs]: [Panjabi text]

      Ludhiana Printed at the Presbytarian Mission by the Rev. C.B. Newton. 1884 - This work is in three parts in two volumes: the first volume contains accounts of the ten Sikh Gurus from the founder of the faith Baba Nanak to Gobind Singh, creator of the Khalsa; the second traces Sikh history from the Sikh confederacy of the twelve misls and the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh down to the conquest of the Panjab by the British, with the third part of the work describing customs, rites, folk-songs and proverbs of the Panjab and a selection of events from the Janam Sakhis. It was prepared principally for use by English officials working in the Panjab who were required to learn Panjabi. An English translation by Major Henry Court was published in Lahore in 1888 as History of the Sikhs. The author was a member of the Sanatan Dharm sect of Hinduism and his work is not accepted as an accurate and authoritative account by Sikh historians. He is, however, generally regarded as the "Father of modern Panjabi prose". A very good interleaved copy bound in contemporary cloth. Three volumes bound in two, pp.5, 152; (153)-300.

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         CATALOGUE DES LIVRES COMPOSANT LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE FEU M LE BARON JAMES DE ROTHSCHILD

      Paris: Damascène Morgand, 1884. FIRST EDITION. No. 400 OF 400 COPIES n. Hardcover. 260 x 171 mm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). Five volumes. Compiled by Émile Picot. FIRST EDITION. No. 400 OF 400 COPIES. Pleasing red three-quarter morocco, raised bands, gilt titling, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. With frontispiece portrait, numerous illustrations in the text, and 52 plates, 14 of these folding, eight plates in color highlighted with gold. Front free endpaper with the tiny "EK" ink stamp of Ernst Kyriss. Breslauer & Folter 135 ("one of the principal bibliographical reference works, especially for French fifteenth- and sixteenth-century books"). Extremities just slightly rubbed, isolated mild offsetting from in-text illustrations, but a fine copy, clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. With more than 3,000 erudite entries and many illustrations, this is the excellent Kyriss copy of a key bibliographical reference work, describing Baron James de Rothschild's unrivalled collection of French books from the first four centuries of printing. Our exemplary bibliography is the product of many years of work done by philologist and cataloguer extraordinaire Émile Picot (1844-1918), who had co-founded the Société des Anciens Textes Français with Rothschild in 1874. Rothschild (1844-81) began collecting books when he was just 12, and his enthusiasm only increased as he grew older. He inherited the library of his grandfather James, rich in early printing and containing many works purchased at the sale of bibliophile and bibliographer Antoine Auguste Renouard. The younger James was particularly enamored of bindings, both early and modern. He had many of his volumes bound by Trautz-Bazonnet and helped to make that atelier's reputation. He was also rigorous about condition, and would allow only the most perfect specimens obtainable to enter his library. His almost unlimited means permitted him to be extremely discriminating and to assemble in his brief life one of the great collections of Europe. Our set belonged to another great collector and bibliographer, Ernst Kyriss (1881-1974), an eminent scholar of bookbinding history whose four-volume work on early German book stamps is a classic in the field. He was also a collector of books in special bindings from all periods, and he had a particular fondness for fine press books printed on vellum.

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         L'art de dire le monologue EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1884. Fine. Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1884, 12x19cm, relié. - First Edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Holland paper only leading copies. Binding to bradel half calico cherry, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, golden double thread tail piece as marine shagreen with few traces of friction with slight gaps, flat marbled paper, gilded head, contemporary binding unsigned but attributed to Lancelin. Provenance: from the library of Paul Ollendorff. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline cerise, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marine comportant quelques petites traces de frottements avec de légers manques, plats de papier marbré, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque non signée mais attribuable à Lancelin. Provenance : bibliothèque de Paul Ollendorff.

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         Superb Signed Cabinet Portrait, Inscribed to Stuart Merrill

      - An extremely rare signed and inscribed cabinet photograph (6.5" X 4.25") by Oscar Wilde. A lovely seated portrait of the author, circa 1884, by W & D Photographers. Signed in fountain pen ink, "Stuart Merrill, from his friend Oscar Wilde". Merrill, an American poet, first met Wilde in 1890, and was to later draw up a petition for Wilde’s release from prison. Uniform age-toning and a light horizontal stain, otherwise in very fine condition. A superb and desirable association piece. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Marabouts et Khouan. Etude sur l' Islam en Algérie. Avec une carte indiquant la marche, la situation et l' importance des Ordres religieux musulmans.

      Alger, Jourdan. 1884 - In- 8 ; VIII- 552 pp. ; 1/2 veau havane, dos à nerfs orné, rel. de l' éditeur, ("Jourdan, éditeur à Alger", en pied) ; très grande carte dépliante, (126 x 90 cm.), "tirée en 12 couleurs", sous couv. imprimée bleue de l' éditeur. Ed. originale, assez rare accompagnée de sa carte, (Tailliart- 3080). Playfair (4334) : "A work of great political importance. No less than 168 974 of the natives of Algeria are affiliated to the various orders here described." Restauration ancienne à un f., (pp. 435/36), coins légèrement émoussés, sinon bon ex. sans rousseurs. Le 2ème plat de couv. de la carte est un peu froissé, la carte elle- même en bel état. Fort bon ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Count Frontenac and New France; The Old Regime in Canada; France and England in North America; La Salle and the Discovery of The Great West; The Conspiracy of Pontiac (2 vols); The Oregon trail; Montcalm and Wolfe (2 vols).

      Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1878-1884 - 9 volumes, 8.25 inches tall. A most attractive run bound in half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooled panels. A handsome collection of the works of this great American nationalist and historian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Co-relations and their measurement, chiefly from anthropometric data" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 45, 1888, pp. 135-145

      FIRST EDITION OF FRANCIS GALTON'S DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION OF WHAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS THE CORRELATION COEFFICIENT. After examining correlations in forearm and height measurements and noticing "a common thread in three different scientific problems he was studying", Galton "demonstrated its application in the study of heredity, anthropology, and psychology" (Project Euclid; Wikipedia). Galton was a cousin of Charles Darwin's, and in 1884 he founded the Anthropometric Laboratory, there gathering data through the physical measurement of hundreds of people. "Galton however, was not merely interested in physical characteristics, as he claimed that intelligence is inherited. To demonstrate this, he needed a method to show the intelligence of one generation was "co-related" to that of the previous generation, so that he might argue for the causal relationship: children acquired intelligence from their parents. Fortunately, Galton understood that the scientific value of such a method required it be developed apart from the study of human mental characteristics, which were difficult to quantify in numerical measurements. He developed the ideas of correlation and regression in the study of sweet peas and human physical characteristics. Three papers presented these new concepts and their first methods of calculation: "Regression towards mediocrity in hereditary stature" (1885), "Family likeness in stature" (1886), and "Co-relations and their measurement, chiefly from anthropometric data." [this paper]… In this work, Galton defines correlation: 'Two variable organs are said to be co-related when the variation of the one is accompanied on the average by more or less variation of the other, and in the same direction.... It is easy to see that co-relation must be the consequence of the variations of the two organs being partly due to common causes... If they were in no respect due to common causes, the co-relation would be nil' (Galton, "Co-relations", 135). Galton's definition reveals the properties of the correlation coefficient. It is a measure of strength of a linear relationship; the closer it is to 1, the closer two variables can be predicted from one another by a linear equation. It is a measure of direction: a positive correlation indicates X, Y increase together; a negative correlation indicates one decreases as the other increases. Note that Galton does not claim that co-relation implies cause-effect (it would be absurd for one to assume the size of one organ determined the size of another) (Brutlag, The Development of Correlation and Association in Statistics, 2007). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: The Royal Society. Complete volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). [4], x, [614], xi, [7]. Ex-libris with two stamps on the title page, a few within, and no exterior markings whatsoever. Ten plates and In-text tables and illustrations throughout. Handsomely rebound in half calf over aged marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered at the spine. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; each compartment gilt tooled. Marbled text block. Bright and clean throughout. Near fine condition in every way.

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         A NEW SECTIONAL MAP OF SEVEN COUNTIES IN THE ARKANSAS VALLEY OF KANSAS, SHOWING SOLD AND UNSOLD FARMING, IRRIGABLE, AND GRAZING LANDS WITHIN THE LAND GRANT OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD Co

      [N.p., but possibly Topeka. 1884].. Folding map, 20 x 30 inches, folded to 10 x 3 1/2 inches. Minor dust soiling, one small fold separation, a couple of long repaired tears, several tape repairs to edges. Good. Sectional map and promotional brochure for the Arkansas Valley of Kansas, advertising land for sale by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. The map shows the rail line from Ellinwood to Cimarron, passing through the Fort Larned Indian reservation and Dodge City, with sold and unsold lands marked accordingly, encompassing parts of Barton, Stafford, Rush, Pawnee, Edwards, Hodgeman and Ford Counties. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad broke ground in October 1868, working its way westward and promoting land sales along the route. The brochure portion, on the verso of the map, promotes Kansas as an ideal area for the raising of sheep and cattle, with details on the soil and rainfall and a brief description of each county and the terms of sale for the land grant. No copies located in OCLC, but there is a copy at Yale.

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         Zur Erinnerung an den Bau des Arlberg-Tunnels (Westseite) Sr. Excellenz dem Herrn Felix Freiherr von Pino-Friedenthal, K. K. Handelsminister, gewidmet von der Bau-Unternehmung Brüder Lapp.

      No place, 1884. - Photo album. Oblong folio (470 x 356 mm). Dedication, 11 original photographs mounted on cardboard. Original brown calf binding by August Klein von Ehrenwalten with elaborate relief to upper cover, 4 brass corner fittings, and a total of 10 brass bosses. Brass clasps, red slik endpapers. All edges gilt. Photo album created for the Austrian trade minister Felix von Pino-Friedenthal on the occasion of the completion of the Arlberg Railway Runnel in 1884, presented by the construction company, Lapp Bros. The photographs include Langen (the installations site, worker's colony, pumping station, and workshop), Stuben, Klösterle, and the Brandt drill. - Slight foxing and fingerstaining, but well preserved. A second, identical specimen (for Martin Ludwig Huss) is kept at the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz. The elaborate cover relief shows the tunnel entracne. A masterpiece from the studio of August Klein (knighted in 1881: "von Ehrenwalten"), bookbinder and manufacturer of leather accessories. Klein's work won prizes at numerous exhibitions. He was the first Austrian maker of his kind to manufacture his products on a large scale, set trends in style, and through his exports to France, England, and America join the world market (cf. ÖBL III, 386) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. Evolution and early history of swords, from pointy sticks to the barbarians of the early imperial Roman period, including metal-working techniques. Recently rebound in green quarter leather over vivid marbled boards, spine design from original binding decoration; flyleaf with minor damage, small embossed seal to title page; one-inch triangular chunk torn out of last (index) page, no loss of text. Text clean; xxxix, [blank], 299 pages, index, bibliography, many line illustrations.. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8" by 11".

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         The Book of the Sword

      Chatto & Windus, 1884, Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Size: 8" by 11", Evolution and early history of swords, from pointy sticks to the barbarians of the early imperial Roman period, including metal-working techniques. Recently rebound in green quarter leather over vivid marbled boards, spine design from original binding decoration; flyleaf with minor damage, small embossed seal to title page; one-inch triangular chunk torn out of last (index) page, no loss of text. Text clean; xxxix, [blank], 299 pages, index, bibliography, many line illustrations.

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         Autobiography Of Hector Berlioz From 1803 To 1865

      Macmillan 1884 - Condition is commensurate with age. Cracked hinge. No dust jacket. Pages tanned. Previous owner's inscription/signature inside cover. Staining/marking to cover. Staining/marking to pages/page edges. Wear/marking to cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Fleurs Animees

      1884. GRANDVILLE, J.J. Les Fleurs Animées. Introduction by Alphonse Karr. Text by Taxile Delord. Two volumes. I: 260 pp., illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 28 plates all coloured by hand. II: [4], 102, iv, [105]-236 (i.e., 136 pp.), illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 22 plates coloured by hand, plus 2 botanical plates. 4to., 264 x 178 mm, bound in original publisher's bindings, richly gilt, a.e.g. Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, n.d. [1847?]. |~||~||~||~||~| Exceptionally Fine Copy, in the original publisher's cartonnage bindings, a true classic of floral surrealism. This copy, with superb hand colouring to the engravings, belongs to a hitherto undescribed edition, with a separate pagination for the two parts. Of all his works Les Fleurs Animées was Grandville's own personal favorite. In the fifty hand-coloured plates Grandville portrays a flower or plant metamorphosized into a lady clad in the petals or leaves particular to that flower or plant. Further, his flower turned human exhibits the human personality traits which Grandville perceives as characteristic of the species he is illustrating. Les Fleurs Animées is "a little world created [and] governed by its own laws, which was full of significance for Grandville " (Ray). This copy is preserved in spectacular condition, the bindings glowingly bright. Renonciat, Grandville p. 287. Carteret III, 286. Ray 198. Plesch 241. Sello, Grandville: Das Gesamte Werk II, 1500-1508.

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         Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening: A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists

      London: Upcott Gill, [1884-1901]. 12 vols, col and b/w plates, text figs. 4to. HB. Orig. dec. cloth, aeg. Vg. Complete set with supplement, in 12 vols: Division I-VIII (A-Z); Division IX-XII (Index and Century Supplement). Scarce in complete state..

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         Recherches sur la conductibilité galvanique des électrolytes. 2 Hefte.

      Stockholm, Norstedt, 1884. - 8°. Mit 1 Tafel. 63 SS.; 89 SS. OBr. (unaufgeschnitten, leicht gebräunt, Ränder etw. rissig). Erste Ausgabe.- Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar in den Original-Broschuren von Arrhenius' Promotionsschrift. Diese hatte bereits sein großes Thema zum Inhalt, die elektrolytische Dissoziation. 1903 erhielt er den Nobelpreis für Chemie. Separatabdruck aus: "Bihang till Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar Band. 8, No. 13, No. 14". Première partie: "La conductibilité des solutions aqueuses extremement diluées déterminée au moyen du dépolarisateur"; Seconde partie: "Théorie chimique des électrolytes". Naturwissenschaften [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Historia y Descripción de la Posesión titulada Palacio de Buena - Vista ó del Ministerio de la Guerra en Madrid

      Madrid, Imprenta del «Memorial de Ingenieros», 1884. Folio; VII-110 pp., más 14 láminas plegadas con planos. Encuadernación moderna en media tela. Excelente estudio histórico y monumental de uno de los espacios urbanos mas interesantes y menos conocidos de Madrid. En 1769 los Duques de Alba comenzaron a construir un Palacio sobre el dominante solar que ocuparon las antiguas casas llamadas de Buenavista, de donde tomó el nombre, entre la Calle de Alcalá y el Paseo de Recoletos. Se sabe que en 1782 dirigía las obras de este gran Palacio, rodeado de extensos jardines, el arquitecto Juan Pedro Arnal y que los Duques murieron antes de poder habitarlo, ya que las obras sufrieron repetidos retrasos y dos incendios antes de su finalización. Una parte del Palacio fue habitado posteriormente por Maria Teresa Cayetana de Silva Álvarez de Toledo, Duquesa de Alba, la nieta de los anteriores, la amiga inmortalizada por Goya, que murió allí en 1802, presumiblemente envenenada. El Palacio, como parte de sus bienes libres y no vinculados al Mayorazgo de la Casa, fue heredado por los médicos de la Duquesa quienes lo vendieron al Ayuntamiento de Madrid con la intención de que éste pudiera finalmente regalárselo a Manuel Godoy. Tampoco Godoy pudo habitar el Palacio ya que al poco tiempo del regalo, en 1808, se produjo el Motín de Aranjuez, su caída y el expolio de todos sus bienes. El Palacio sería adquirido definitivamente por el Estado en 1816. En él tuvieron su residencia, primero el Duque de la Victoria, Baldomero Espartero, como Regente entre 1840 y 1843, y después el General Juan Prim, que murió allí el 27 de Diciembre de 1870, tras el atentado de la Calle del Turco. Hubo sucesivas ampliaciones y nuevas construcciones castrenses en el espacio de Buenavista en 1847, 1869, hasta llegar a nuestros dias, todas ellas dentro de su fatal destino de Ministerio de la Guerra y Dependencias Militares para lo que podría haber sido quizás la «Casa Blanca» española.

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         Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik. eine logisch mathematische Untersuchung über den Begriff der Zahl.

      Breslau, Wilhelm Koebner, 1884 8vo. Contemporary paper boards. Paper labels over spine. Extremities worn, but tight and fine. A stamp to end-paper and to verso of title-page. Title-page and end-papers with light brownspotting, and some leaves with marginal markings, otherwise very nice and clean. Inscribed to front free end-paper. (10), XI, (1), 119, (1) pp.. The rare first edition with a handwritten presentation-inscription from Frege (Freundschaftlichst/ überreicht vom/ Verfasser.) of this pioneering work of modern logic, which constitutes the starting point of analytic philosophy, of the philosophy of mathematics, and of logicism. This cornerstone of modern logic was pivotal to the development of the two main disciplines: the foundation of mathematics and the foundation of philosophy, and with it, Frege founded the discipline of logicism. The work profoundly influenced Russell and Wittgenstein, who both used Frege's The Foundations of Arithmetic as a steppingstone for their own work (e.g. In the preface of the Principia Mathematica Russell and Whitehead state that In all questions of logical analysis our chief debt is to Frege (p. VIII).).Frege presentation-copies are of the utmost scarcity and hardly ever enter the market. The Foundations of Arithmetic arguably constitutes Frege's main work, as it is here that he expounds the central notions of his philosophy while severely and effectively criticizing his predecessors and contemporaries. It is here that he deals with the actual goal of all his thought, namely TO BUILD MATHEMATICS AS AN EXTENSION OF LOGIC. The book represents the first philosophically sound discussion of the concept of number in Western civilization, and it profoundly influenced developments in the philosophy of mathematics and in general ontology.Beginning thus: When we ask someone what the number one is, or what the symbol I means, we get as a rule the answer Why, a thing. And if we go on to point out that the proposition the number is a thing is not a definition, because it has the definite article on one side and the indefinite on the other, or that it only assigns the number one to the class of things, without stating which thing it is, then we shall very likely be invited to select something for ourselves - anything we please - to call one.... (F.o.A Introduction), Frege goes on to argue that number is something connected with an assertion concerning a concept - and essential for the notion of number is that of equality of a number. The definition that he settled upon, and which became of fundamental importance to the development of modern logic and the foundations of philosophy and mathematics was The number which belongs to the concept F is the extension of the concept of being equal to the concept F.; here, equality of concepts is understood as the existence of a one-to-one correspondence between their extensions. ''Foundations of Arithmetic (1884) provided an impressive definition of number in logical terms, after having criticized several empiricist, formalist and psychologistic approaches to mathematics. The definition was constructed in terms of properties of concepts rather than through classes. Thus, the number of a class was introduced as the number which applies to a given concept, and this last as the extension of the concept equinumerous with the given concept, which can be defined in terms of bijective correspondence between sets. (Grattan-Guinness I: p. 621). The name of Frege has become one of the most honoured in the history of mathematics. The central feature of the book is the development of the definition of number. There can be no doubt about the greatness of this work (W.H. McCrea - review of the English translation).Its epochal character in the attempt to put mathematical concepts on a rigorously logical basis has been realized in this country from the beginning of this century, thanks to the writings of Russell and Whitehead. (The Times Literary Supplement - review of the English translation). The modern philosophy of mathematics is characterized by the fact that various schools have been formed to overcome the difficulties occasioned by the antinomies. The oldest of these schools is LOGICISM and goes back to FREGE, one of the most significant logicians of all times. (Stegmüller, p. 326)

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         Ulysses S. Grant signs an ornate membership certificate for the Society of the Army of the Potomac featuring fellow Union Generals McClellan, Hooker, Burnside and Meade

      n.p., [1884 - 1885]. 24" x 19". "Partly-engraved Document Signed, ""U.S. Grant,"" as President of the Society of the Army of the Potomac, 1 page, 24"" x 19"", n.p., [1884-1885], countersigned by Medal of Honor winner Horatio C. King (""Horatio C. King""), as Secretary of the Society, inducting Captain Charles Wesley Forrester of the 57th Pennsylvania Volunteers as a member. Some light toning at blank margins, some minor marginal chipping and tears which do not affect the engraving, else fine condition.Charles Wesley Forrester enlisted as a private in the 84th Pennsylvania in October 1862. The 84th saw heavy action at Winchester, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Petersburg and Deep Bottom. Due to heavy losses, the 84th Pennsylvania was consolidated with the 57th Pennsylvania in January 1865. In the same month, Forrester was commissioned a captain in the 57th, seeing action around Petersburg, Richmond, Sayler's Creek and Appomattox. The Society of the Army of the Potomac was founded in 1869, electing George B. McClellan as its first president. Like the Grand Army of the Potomac, it proved an effective lobby advocating veteran's rights and securing pensions for its members. Grant was elected President of the Society in 1884, but by this time was too ill to personally attend the May 1885 reunion, dying from throat cancer in July 1885. The document, which is finely engraved by The Major Knapp Lithograph Company of New York, features portraits of McClellan, Hooker, Burnside and Meade."

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         RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. Edward Fitzgerald translation. But for thrifling corner wear and small 2-inch cloth crack to botton rear edge, an unusually fine and bright copy. Edward Fitzgerald translation. Folio (15 7/8"). Unpaged. Illustrated by Elihu Vedder. Bound in brown cloth over beveled boards, t.e.g., the cover and spine with elaborate designs in gilt by Vedder, illustrated endpapers. Vedder's striking designs display beautifully in this rare folio edition.

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         Autograph letter signed ("Rudolf").

      Vienna, 8. III. 1884. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To an unidentified professor, presumably the Austrian writer Joseph Rt. von Weil (1828-89), German editor of the monumental "Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild", asking him to send a letter to Maurus Jókay (1825-1904), head of the Hungarian section.

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         MRS. LINCOLN'S BOSTON COOK BOOK. WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO IN COOKING

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Two small tasteful bookplates on the front pastedown. Paper aged but not brittle, staining to endpapers, hinges neatly repaired. Light edgewear but overall a very nice example of this important title. First Issue, with 6 advertisements on 4 pages. Bound in original marbled boards with cloth spine and corners; xv [i] + 536 + (iv) pages with 50 text illustrations. GROLIER CLUB ONE HUNDRED INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN BOOKS PRINTED BEFORE 1900: This book "marked a change in culinary literature. Having directed the Boston Cooking School (est. 1879), she was able to arrange her material in an orderly plan, and to set it forth in plain, sensible language that housewives could understand. While it instantly became the standard kitchen companion, it had still greater effect in shaping the course of early work in domestic science in grade and normal schools. FANNY FARMER'S COOK BOOK is a direct outgrowth from this. Bitting, page 288 for the 1896 edition.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Kötzschenbroda, 30. VII. 1884]. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An den Heraldiker, Genealogen, Buchhändler und Mitbegründer der Heraldisch-Genealogischen Gesellschaft Adler Alfred Grenser (1838-91), der sich mit der Bitte um "statistische Notizen über meine Person" an ihn gewandt hatte. - J. G. T. Grässe war Privatbibliothekar des sächsischen Königs Friedrich Augusts II. und Herausgeber einer großangelegten Literaturgeschichte, dem vierbändigen "Lehrbuch einer allgemeinen Literärgeschichte aller bekannten Völker der Welt"; 1842 legte er die deutsche Übersetzung der "Gesta Romanorum" vor, 1843/1846 folgte die der "Legenda aurea". 1861 wurde er Direktor der Dresdner Porzellansammlung und amtierte von 1864 bis zum Eintritt in den Ruhestand 1882 auch als Direktor des Grünen Gewölbes.

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      London, Chatto and Windus, 1884., 1884. 8vo.; pp. (xvi), 438. Finely bound in recent full burgundy morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers; publisher's original cloth bound in. Minor foxing to a couple of leaves, else fine. FIRST UK EDITION, precedes the US First Edition. Twain was a humorist, but this picture of Mississippi life is profoundly moral and still incredibly influential. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]. BMC No261, p90-93.

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