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         Las Bienandanças e Fortunas que escribió Lope García de Salazar estando preso en la su Torre de Sant Martín de Muñatones. REPRODUCCIÓN del Códice existente en la Real Academia de la Historia. Hecha por D. Maximiliano Camarón, restaurador de la Biblioteca Nacional;

      Librería de Gabriel Sánchez. Tip. de E. Cuesta, a cargo de J. Giraldez, Madrid 1884 - [8 h.], XCVIII Folios (del facsímil), [67 h.]; Folio imperial (48 x 32,2 cm.).Esmerada impresión facsímil a dos tintas,(marrón y roja),con transcripción exacta de la obra impresa en tipografía sobre papel de hilo verjurado.Excelente encuadernación de lujo modernista en plena piel con titulo y autor en plano e inscripción de la ciudad de Bilbao en la parte posterior;hierros,nervios, herrajes e hilos dorados en planos y lomo.Tirada de 200 ejemplares numerados, siendo este el nº 106. Con pequeño sello de la librería de Gabriel Sánchez.Obra crucial para la historia del País Vasco y libro de gran rareza por su corta tirada.Buen ejemplar.PALAU Nº 99781. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Bayerisches Staatsrecht. 7 Teile in 10 Bänden (komplett).

      Literatisch-artistische Anstalt;, München: 1884 - München: Literatisch-artistische Anstalt; 1884 ff. 8°. Hldr. der Zeit mit Goldprägung u. vier künstlichen Bünden. Kanten etw. berieben und bestossen. Rücken v. Band 4 etw. aufgehellt. Tls. minimal stockfleckig. Mit Stempel des Königl. Bayer. Amtsgericht Landau. Im Ganzen schöne und dekorative Ausgabe. Folgende Aufteilung: Band 1, 2, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7 (Register). Sprache: Deutsch Kanten etw. berieben und bestossen. Rücken v. Band 4 etw. aufgehellt. Tls. minimal stockfleckig. Mit Stempel des Königl. Bayer. Amtsgericht Landau. Im Ganzen schöne und dekorative Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty Years Ago. With 174 Illustrations.

      - London; Chatto & Windus, 1884. First edition. 19,5x13,5 cm. xvi, 438, (1, 1 blank) pp. + 32 pp. (Chatto & Windus's List of Books, dated April 1885). Illustrated by E. W. Kemble. Publisher's red, pictorial cloth with decorated endpapers. Spine is slightly out of square, a bit faded and has a few small specks. Spine ends and corners are a little bumped. There are a few light ring stains on the boards. A small private paper-label on front paste-down. The frontispiece has 3 minimal tears in outer margin. A small loss at top corner on pp. 43/44, a loss in outer margin of pp. 175/176, and a minimal loss in top margin of pp. 313/314. Contents are clean and bright. The British edition preceded the American edition. BAL 3414. McBride p. 113. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty Years Ago. With 174 Illustrations.

      London; Chatto & Windus, 1884. First edition. 19,5x13,5 cm. xvi, 438, (1, 1 blank) pp. + 32 pp. (Chatto & Windus's List of Books, dated April 1885). Illustrated by E. W. Kemble. Publisher's red, pictorial cloth with decorated endpapers. Spine is slightly out of square, a bit faded and has a few small specks. Spine ends and corners are a little bumped. There are a few light ring stains on the boards. A small private paper-label on front paste-down. The frontispiece has 3 minimal tears in outer margin. A small loss at top corner on pp. 43/44, a loss in outer margin of pp. 175/176, and a minimal loss in top margin of pp. 313/314. Contents are clean and bright. The British edition preceded the American edition. BAL 3414. McBride p. 113.

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         Slave Trade. No. 1 (1884). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade: 1883-84. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. [C.-3849]. London, Harrison and Sons, 1884.

      1884. Folio. VIII, 144 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade: "The supply [in 1881] has equalled the demand, which has, however, decreased, and [...] the slave-brokers in Jeddah and Mecca are in debt, and visibly dejected [...] Whatever Treaties may be made, I do not believe that the sincere co-operation of Mussulman officials can be expected [...] Arabia is slowly but surely progressing towards a cessation of slavery" (p. 54f.). The relevant correspondence is to be found chiefly under the headings "Turkey" (in particular pp. 34f.); "Turkey. (Consular)-Jeddah" (pp. 51-59); "Turkey. (Admiralty Reports)" (pp. 63-65; e.g. Captain Garforth to the Secretary of the Admiralty: "Visit to Hodeidah. A considerable Slave Trade carried on there"); "Zanzibar" (pp. 66-134), and "Zanzibar (Admiralty Reports)" (pp. 134-139). - First few pages loosened, otherwise a good copy. Bennett 511.

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         The World as it is 2 Bde.

      London, Blackie & Son, 1884., The World as it is: a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth by Geo. G. Chisholm, M.A.B.Sc., illustrated by numerous engravings on wood and coloured maps and plates, hrsg. London, Blackie & Son, 1884, gr. 8°, OHlder. m. goldgepr. Titeln auf Rücken, nur leicht berieben u. bestossen, marm. Schnitt, innen sehr sauber, mit vielen farben Lithographien u. Landkarten, 2 Bde. komplett, sehr gute Exemplare d. raren Werkes Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lithographien

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         Tous les baisers

      - Chez tous les libraires, Paris 1884, 10x14,5cm, 6 volumes brochés. - Prima edizione stampato su Holland. Copertine illustrate, frontespizi di F. Besnier. Piccole aperture in cima del primo volume, alcuni foxing colpisce determinati volumi, altrimenti rara set completo in buone condizioni. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur Hollande. Couvertures illustrées, frontispices par F. Besnier.Petites manques en tête du premier volume, quelques petites rousseurs affectant certains volumes, sinon rare ensemble complet en agréable état.

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         FLATLAND: A ROMANCE OF MANY DIMENSIONS. With illustrations by the author, A Square. [pseudonym]

      Seeley & Co., London 1884 - Small quarto, pp. [i-vii] viii, [1-3] 4-100, pictorial paper vellum wrappers. First edition. The classic mathematical fantasy. "A pioneer of SF as cognitive parable, and the culmination of UK SF up to that time." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 26. "The great classic of of dimensional thought, this has been a highly influential work in science-fiction." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-1; (1981) 1-1; (1987) 1-1; (1995) 1-1; and (2004) II-1. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 13. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 001. Philmus, Into the Unknown: The Evolution of Science Fiction from Francis Godwin to H. G. Wells, pp. 65-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 561-5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 792-6. Bleiler (1978), p. 184. Reginald 00003. Some age-darkening to wrappers (as is usually the case), 25 mm chip from center of spine panel, tiny chips at spine ends and upper corner tips, externally very good, internally a nearly fine copy. Overall, a nice copy of a fragile book rarely found in decent condition. Enclosed in a custom cloth folding box. (#152631) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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         JOSEPH MANGOLD (Josef Mangold, 1884-1937) deutscher Maler / Köln

      - JOSEPH MANGOLD (Josef Mangold, 1884-1937) deutscher Maler in Köln, Vertreter der Neue Sachlichkeit in der Form des Magischer Realismus, Mitglied der Rheinischen Sezession --- ORIGINAL-ÖLGEMÄLDE (Öl auf Lwd. in dunkelbraun verziertem Hartholzrahmen, ges. 70 x 130 cm) , links unten eigenhändig signiert m.O. J. Mangold, Cöln. Verso 2 alte Klebeetiketten mit Bezeichnung. MOTIV : DIE BURG Blick über eine Wiese auf Burgtor, Fachwerkhaus und Turm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         La Damnation de Pierrot. Opéra fantastique en trois actes.

      Dédicace datée du 30 décembre 1884 à Fécamp. - Préceux manuscrit autographe complet de 18 feuillets in-4, écrits au verso seul, à l'encre rouge et noire, dans un encadrement de filet rouge, le reste est vierge (environ 90 ff.). Reliure de l'époque en cuir de Russie brun-rouge, triple filet à froid, petite dentelle intérieure (qqs lég. rouss.). Premier acte et seul paru d'une comédie en vers, se déroulant dans un parc à la tombée de la nuit, sur fond de mouvement d'une foule révolutionnaire. Ce texte fut publié dans le mensuel la Revue moderniste, du 12 décembre 1885, et dans le recueil de poésies Griseries, paru chez Tresse et Stock en 1887. Le manuscrit est soigneusement calligraphié en rouge et en noir sur le recto des feuillets réglés en rouge. Il présente des VARIANTES avec le texte définitif. Dans le décor d'un jardin Louis XVI, au clair de lune, Jean Lorrain met en scène le charmant Pierrot, et l'inquiétant Homme en noir ; on entend des chants lointains du Peuple, et on a une vision sanglante d'une Cydalise livide et d'un Léandre trépassé : « Horreur ! leur cou branlant sur les épaules bouge. A ses joyaux mêlé quel est ce collier rouge Qui coule sur sa gorge » L'Homme noir invite alors Pierrot, effondré, à quitter « quatre vingt treize » pour se rendre « au Présent, à Paris ! » Madame Camille Block, à qui Jean Lorrain a offert son début d'opéra, est l'épouse de l'éditeur parisien qui travailla avec Jules Meynial pour le théâtre. * [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         La Damnation de Pierrot. Opéra fantastique en trois actes.

      Dédicace datée du 30 décembre 1884 à Fécamp. Préceux manuscrit autographe complet de 18 feuillets in-4, écrits au verso seul, à l'encre rouge et noire, dans un encadrement de filet rouge, le reste est vierge (environ 90 ff.). Reliure de l'époque en cuir de Russie brun-rouge, triple filet à froid, petite dentelle intérieure (qqs lég. rouss.). Premier acte et seul paru d'une comédie en vers, se déroulant dans un parc à la tombée de la nuit, sur fond de mouvement d'une foule révolutionnaire. Ce texte fut publié dans le mensuel la Revue moderniste, du 12 décembre 1885, et dans le recueil de poésies Griseries, paru chez Tresse et Stock en 1887. Le manuscrit est soigneusement calligraphié en rouge et en noir sur le recto des feuillets réglés en rouge. Il présente des VARIANTES avec le texte définitif. Dans le décor d'un jardin Louis XVI, au clair de lune, Jean Lorrain met en scène le charmant Pierrot, et l'inquiétant Homme en noir ; on entend des chants lointains du Peuple, et on a une vision sanglante d'une Cydalise livide et d'un Léandre trépassé : « Horreur ! leur cou branlant sur les épaules bouge. A ses joyaux mêlé quel est ce collier rouge Qui coule sur sa gorge » L'Homme noir invite alors Pierrot, effondré, à quitter « quatre vingt treize » pour se rendre « au Présent, à Paris ! » Madame Camille Block, à qui Jean Lorrain a offert son début d'opéra, est l'épouse de l'éditeur parisien qui travailla avec Jules Meynial pour le théâtre. *

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         Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der Angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. XI. Monographie: Die Polycladen.

      - Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1884. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (33.3 x 27.2 cm). ix, 688 pp., 54 text engravings, 39 lithographed plates, of which 11 in beautiful full-colour (chromolithographs), and several partly coloured, with explanatory text. Original uniform wrappers with printed text and wood-engraving of the Institute' s building in Napels.l Very rare and very beautifully illustrated monograph of the often spectacularly coloured swimming flatworms, which often closely resemble nudibranchs. A massive work, published in two parts. Published as part 11 of the series, "Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel". Other parts of this series deal with other marine organisms, this is the only work on flatworms. The large plates are printed by Werner and Winter lithographische Anstalt in Frankfurt am Main and are of excellent quality. An uncut copy thus with the widest possible margins. This volume is of further interest because it contains a 4 pp. list of subscribers (including the German emperor, and noted zoologists such as Alexander Agassiz, Carus, Percy Sladen, Brusina, Barboza du Bocage, Retzius, and others. Also present is the 2 pp. list of published and projected monographs in this series. This includes, as vol. 16, the eolidie by Trinchese (who died in 1897), and as vol. 32 the amphineureans by Hubrecht (1853-1915), both were never published; their volume numbers being used for other monographs. Rear wrapper of second volume detached, otherwise very good, with fine clean plates. Nissen ZBI, 2100. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         8 Werke, priv. gebunden in 5 Bücher]. (Buch 1) Geschichte meiner persönlichen Anklage des Freimaurer-Ordens als einer Verschwörungs-Gesellschaft bei dem Ministerium zu Berlin und meiner Behandlung als Verbrecher darauf. Nebst einem Sendschreiben. [Angeb.:] Magazin der Beweisführung für Verurtheilung des Freimaurer-Ordens. Erstes Heft. - (Buch 2) Magazin der Beweisführung [.] Zweites u. Drittes Heft. - (Buch 3) Magazin [.] Viertes u. Fünftes Heft [von 10]. - (Buch 4) Die geheimen oder Mysterien-Gesellschaften der alten Heidenkirche bis zu der, im Bunde der Manichäer oder der alten Kirche der Wittwe, zum Zweck der geheimen Erhaltung und einstigen Wiederherstellung der alten Heidenkirche, geschehenen Umgestaltung. - (Buch 5) Die Mysterien der

      Schaffhausen, Verlag der Friedr. Hurter`schen Buchhandlung; das "Magazin" tlw. in Regensburg, Georg Joseph Manz, 1858, 1867, 1875, 1880, 1880, 1884, 1860, 1860. - (1) 130 S. / XXXII, 151 S., (2) 184 S. / 178 S., 1 Bl., (3) 180 S. / 180 S., (4) XLIII, 260 S., mit 1 Textabb., (5) VIII, 480 S., mit 3 litograph. Taf., eine eingefaltet, 8°, Priv. marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückenschrift (alle gleich!) Taute 1512ff.; Wolfstieg 3819 (Mysterien-Ges.), 3820 (Mysterien d. Heidenkirche). 23832 (Magazin), 23835 (Geschichte meiner.). - Eduard Emil Eckert (gest. 1866, Selbstmord!), königl. Advokat. "Von einer Loge abgelehnt, setzte sich nach der Revolution von 1848 in seinem nie sehr klaren Kopf die Idee fest, die Freimaurer seien an den Revolutionen und allen Übeln der Welt schuld [.] Die Methode seiner Kampfführung erinnert bisweilen an Ludendorff, der übrigens die Bücher von Eckert ausgiebig als Quellen [.] benutzt hat." (Lennhoff, Posner, Binder) - In den "Mysterien-Gesellschaften" versucht er dabei nachzuweisen, "dass der letzte geheimnisvolle Zweck des Frmrbundes kein anderer sei, als die Wiederherstellung der alten Heidenkirche u. ihre Erhebung zu einer theokrat.-polit. Weltmacht." (Wolfstieg) - Einbände etwas berieben; tlw. Bleistiftnotizen in den Vorsätzen; die "Geschichte" u. das "Magazin 1-4" mit Anstreichungen in Blei- u. Buntstift; die Bände des "Magazin" papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, im 3. (S.45) u. 4. Heft (S.161) jew. ein Aufkleber, der tlw. den Text verdeckt; die "Mysterien" bis S. 35 mit schwachem Feuchtigkeitsrand; einige Bände leicht braunfleckig, sonst u. gesamt gute Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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         Chess Fruits: A Selection of direct mate, self-mate, picture and letter problems, poems and humorous sketches from the compositions of Thomas B Rowland, a few of Frideswide F Rowland's latest productions, popular games by leading players, and others of general interest

      Thomas B Rowland and Frideswide F Rowland, 1884. Red cloth with black lettering and decorative border. [9], 10-172, [4] ads. Frideswide Rowland was the first first woman to win a prize in a composing competition in 1882. This volume, co-authored with her Irish chess-player husband, contains 51 two-move problems, 16 three-move problems, and 1 self-mates as well as anecdotes, poetry. Solutions in back. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Extremities bumped, light discoloration to cloth on rear board, some very light mottling to endpapers. Contents else fine. Betts, 33-73.

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         Report on the Zoological Collections Made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean During the Voyage of H M S 'Alert' 1881-2

      London: Printed By Order of the Trustees, 1884. Hardcover. Used: Good. 684 pp. plus 54 plates. Hardcover in good + condition. The bottom third of the plates are waterstained with a damp wrinkle. The text pages are not waterstained and in very good condition. The backstrip is partially detached from the spine. Two of the plates are colored, the rest are in B&W.

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         Bibliografia storica degli Stati della Monarchia di Savoia

      Fratelli Bocca 1884 - 1934, Torino - 10 voll. in-4° (305x220mm), pp. 500 ca. ogni volume, cartonatura editoriale (il primo e il decimo vol. sono in brossura, ed il primo presenta il dorso rifatto; il sesto vol., in cartonatura con brossure originali applicate, è in fedele copia fotostatica). In fine del primo vol., 2 tavv. f.t. in b.n. riproducenti lo stemma sabaudo usato dal Silva negli Statuta Sabaudiae del 1505 e l'impresa tipografica del Bolla di Tortona; in fine del secondo vol., una tav in b.n. riproducente gli Statuti d'Albenga del 1519 e, in rosso e nero, il frontespizio del Codex Statutorum Alexandriae del 1547; in fine del quarto vol., riproduzione del frontespizio degli Statuti di Chivasso del 1533. Piccoli restauri alle cuffie e alle cerniere di alcuni volumi. Usuali fioriture. Bell'esemplare nel complesso, con alcuni volumi in barbe e parzialmente intonsi. Edizione originale, assai rara a trovarsi in forma organica (i volumi furono editi in modo frastagliato nell'arco di un cinquantennio nella Biblioteca Storica Italiana pubblicata per cura della R. Deputazione di Storia Patria), di questo prezioso e tuttora referenziale repertorio bibliografico comprensivo di 42.811 voci relative a fonti, documenti, materiali della storia del Piemonte e degli stati della Monarchia di Savoia. Il primo vol., al quale collaborò Vincenzo Promis, contiene le Storie Generali; i voll. dal II al VI le voci A-G; il vol. VI, l'indice generale dei primi sei voll.; il VII vol., Genova; i voll. VII-X, le voci rubricate sotto le lettere G-N. L'opera, insigne monumento di erudizione, si interruppe alla lettera N per la morte dell'autore; l'ultimo vol. fu pubblicato solo nel 1934 dal bibliotecario del Principe di Piemonte, Mario Zucchi, utilizzando le schede lasciate dal Manno, di cui il presente lavoro costituì il principale impegno (Diz. Encicloped. d. Lett. Italiana Laterza, III, p. 480). Il Manno (Torino, 1834-ivi, 1918), figlio dello storico e letterato Giuseppe, se oggi è ricordato quasi eminentemente per la presente bibliografia, fu autore anche di molti altri notevoli lavori di storia piemontese e promotore di raccolte di fonti per servire al medesimo àmbito di studio, tra cui una vasta opera sul Patriziato subalpino rimasta interrotta al secondo vol. Studioso di araldica e Commissario regio presso la Consulta Araldica, fu Senatore del Regno dal 1910. Sul Manno, Armando Tallone in Encicl. Italiana, XXII, 139 (con riferimenti bibliografici). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         SUMMER

      1884 - Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. Original green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of only 1260 copies (WALDEN, by comparison, consisted of 2000 copies). This was the second of Thoreau's four "seasons" to be posthumously published from his journal; EARLY SPRING had come out in 1881, and WINTER and AUTUMN (curiously out of order) would come out in 1888 and 1892 respectively.~This is a near-fine copy, with minor rubbing at the extremities. Borst A9.1.a.; Blanck 20127. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         COMMERCIAL REPORTS BY HER MAJESTY'S CONSUL-GENERAL [W.G. ASTON] IN COREA, 1882-83; AND A REPORT OF A JOURNEY FROM SOUL [sic] TO SONGDO IN AUGUST 1884.

      - EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE FOR TRAVEL IN COREA BY A BRIT London 1885, HMSO. Stitched white wrs., tall 20.5 x 32 cm.,29p., statistical charts, very clean bright copy, tradestatistics. R A R E FIRST AND ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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         Le Livre de Demain

      Two chromolithographs, four etchings, four illus. of the chromatic circle on two plates, six full-page silhouettes, two photolithographs, two leaves of limitation & colophon, & eleven tipped-in paper samples. Printed on 44 different kinds of paper & in many colors. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound-in orig. citron morocco signed by Canapé-Beltz; covers panelled in gilt with red, green, & blue morocco inlays; spine divided into six compartments, five with red & black inlays, dentelles gilt with red morocco inlays, a.e.g. [Blois: R. Marchand, 1884]. First edition, and a magnificently bound copy of this tour-de-force of book- and papermaking, limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by the author and the publisher. Originally issued in separate fascicles, this is a remarkable, complex, and beautiful book, printed on 44 different kinds of paper and employing complex combinations of color and printing techniques. The book was issued to demonstrate the newest techniques of printing and styles of book design. The first three sections contain essays on the history of paper, ink, and the use of color in printing. This third part is particularly dazzling as each typographical border of every page has been printed using different color combinations to demonstrate the contrasts and harmonies of combining colors. The second part - "Applications" - is printed on various kinds of tinted paper (mostly coming from various named French mills but including a few Dutch and English mills), all printed and decorated employing flamboyant combinations of types and ink colors. Eleven original samples of rare papers, from ancient papyrus to modern Japanese, are tipped-in at end. Rochas d'Aiglun (1837-1914), was a leading French parapsychologist, historian, translator, writer, military engineer, and administrator. He wrote important works on military engineering history, ancient technology, hydraulic organs, water clocks, ancient surveying instruments, temple machinery, Greek artillery, and ancient railways. This copy contains a presentation inscription from Rochas to Gaston Tissandier (1843-99), the French chemist, meteorologist, aviator, and editor, on the added portrait of Rochas. This portrait has been especially inserted and is not present in most copies. Very fine copy preserved in the original chemise and slipcase.

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         The Nordenfelt Machine Guns described in Detail and compared with other Systems; also their Employment for Naval and Military Purposes; Nordenfelt on Machine Guns

      Portsmouth: Griffin & Co, 1884. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1884. Large quarto, more recent (20th Century) cloth with black leather spine label and gilt title backing the original gilt-titled and -decorated boards, 206 pp., illustrated (53 plates), clean unmarked text, Good copy, straining to the inner hinges, a couple of bookplates on the front pastedown including a Naval and Military Club bookplate, soiling and discoloration to many of the pages, light creasing to the tips of some of the pages, some soiling to the covers, rubbing and wear the tips and edges of the covers including some fraying or loss at the tips, no dust jacket. A rare book.

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         Mission Des Juifs

      CALMANN LEVY, 1884. ITALIANO 1,9 USATO

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         Psychiatrie. Klinik der Erkrankungen des Vorderhirns begründet auf dessen Bau, Leistungen und Ernährung. Erste Hälfte (= alles Erschienene).

      Wien, Braumüller, 1884 - 21 x 13,5 cm. 23 x 15 cm. X, 288 Seiten und Verlagsanhang. Mit 64 Textholzschnitten und 1 farbigen Tafel. Orig.-Broschur. *Erste Ausgabe. Garrison/Morton 4942. Eine geplante zweite Hälfte des Werkes ist nicht mehr erschienen. Vorliegend ein Exemplar mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers an den Herzog Carl Theodor in Bayern auf dem Frontdeckel. - "Meynert, Professor of Neurology at Vienna, made many contributions to the study of the cellular architecture of the brain, and is often considered the founder of cerebral cortex cytoarchitectonics" (Garrison/Morton). - Geringfügig angestaubt und 2 kleine Läsuren am Rückenbezug, ansonsten ein sehr gutes Exemplar in der Originalbroschur. / First edition of this famous and important study on the forebrain. A dedication copy with 4 autgraph lignes from the author on front cover to the Bavarian count and collegue Carl Theodor in the original wrappers. 2 small imperfections to the spine, else in clean and very good condition. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 600 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der Angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. XI. Monographie: Die Polycladen.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1884. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (33.3 x 27.2 cm). ix, 688 pp., 54 text engravings, 39 lithographed plates, of which 11 in beautiful full-colour (chromolithographs), and several partly coloured, with explanatory text. Original uniform wrappers with printed text and wood-engraving of the Institute' s building in Napels.l Very rare and very beautifully illustrated monograph of the often spectacularly coloured swimming flatworms, which often closely resemble nudibranchs. A massive work, published in two parts. Published as part 11 of the series, "Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel". Other parts of this series deal with other marine organisms, this is the only work on flatworms. The large plates are printed by Werner and Winter lithographische Anstalt in Frankfurt am Main and are of excellent quality. An uncut copy thus with the widest possible margins. This volume is of further interest because it contains a 4 pp. list of subscribers (including the German emperor, and noted zoologists such as Alexander Agassiz, Carus, Percy Sladen, Brusina, Barboza du Bocage, Retzius, and others. Also present is the 2 pp. list of published and projected monographs in this series. This includes, as vol. 16, the eolidie by Trinchese (who died in 1897), and as vol. 32 the amphineureans by Hubrecht (1853-1915), both were never published; their volume numbers being used for other monographs. Rear wrapper of second volume detached, otherwise very good, with fine clean plates. Nissen ZBI, 2100.

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         The Hotchkiss Single-Barrel Rapid-Firing Gun: A Description of the System

      Paris: Printed for Private Circulation (by Hotchkiss et Cie.), 1884. Cloth. Very Good. The 1884 1st (and undoubtedly only) edition of this very uncommon company-issued monograph on the Hotchkiss single-barrel rapid-firing gun. Published with 11 plates, including 4 folding and 7 original albumen photographs mounted on stiff card stock. Original green cloth lettered in bright, unflecked gilt; very light shelf wear, small losses along the edges of the endpapers. The hinges are a little tender but the binding remains strong and sound. A solid, easily VG copy. 1963 gift inscription at the half-title from a Hotchkiss descendant (Berkeley Hotchkiss Edwards) to the University of Bridgeport (Connecticut). The book essentially is a detailed description of the weapon which, with minor improvements, became the standard field piece for many armies. Hotchkiss et Cie. was founded by American engineer Benjamin B. Hotchkiss in 1867, with a factory in Rodez, France and later in Saint-Denis, outisde Paris. The company prospered during the Franco-Prussian War and from later sales to the US government (Hotchkiss artillery was employed at Wounded Knee). By the turn of the century, Hotchkiss et Cie expanded into an automobile business. This volume, written by the company's chairman, was intended for market purposes. (OCLC locates only 3 copies in the United States: at the NYPL, the US Navy and Princeton).

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         Autograph letter signed. [Sheen Lodge/Richmond Park], 18. X. 1884.

      1884. 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. envelope. To H. W. Horwill at Wadham College in Oxford: "I beg to thank your for obliging letter and am gratified by the attention which you have thought my 'Paleontology' worthy for receiving. I shall not fail to make the corrections which you have kindly called my attention in the next Edition [...]". - Owen, a supporter of Lamarck and scientific opponent of Darwin, was well-known in his times for creating (with the support of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins) the first life-size sculptures depicting dinosaurs as they might have appeared: some of them were initially created for the Great Exhibition of 1851. - With printed letterhead.

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         LA REGENTA

      - La regenta. Ilustración por Juan Llimona. Grabados de Gómez Polo.- Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo y C.ª, 1884 - 1885; dos tomos en 4º menor tela editorial ilustrada con cantos pintados, 527 y 592 pp. Ilustraciones en el texto. Biblioteca "Arte y Letras". Primera edición. Ejemplar en buen estado con apenas tenues manchitas de óxido en algunas páginas y en su encuadernación original bien conservada. Firma de anterior propietario. Palau nº 4795.

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         Histoires extraordinaires traduites par Charles Baudelaire [avec] Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires traduites par Charles Baudelaire.

      Paris, A. Quantin, 1884.2 volumes in-8 de XXXII-382-[2] et [4]-XIX-410-[2], demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de filets à froid, caissons dorés et mosaïqués de maroquin noir, pièces de titre en maroquin noir, têtes dorées, couvertures(empoussiérées) conservées. Non rognés. Avec la mention "reliure exécutée pour la Librairie Louis Conard". Menus défauts aux dos. Notice du catalogue de la vente Giraut Badin du 22/12/1950. Bien complet des 26 (13 + 13) hors-texte en noir dont un portrait en frontispice, à savoir 20 eaux-fortes par Abot, Chifflart et Wögel et 6 (2 + 4) héliogravures d'après Férat, Meyer, Méaulle, Laurens et Herpin. Un des 100 exemplaires (n° 21) sur papier japon, avec les gravures en deux états, une fois sur japon, avant la lettre, et un état définitif sur vergé. Vicaire VI, 735-736.

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         The Hotchkiss Single-Barrel Rapid-Firing Gun: A Description of the System

      Printed for Private Circulation (by Hotchkiss et Cie.), Paris 1884 - The 1884 1st (and undoubtedly only) edition of this very uncommon company-issued monograph on the Hotchkiss single-barrel rapid-firing gun. Published with 11 plates, including 4 folding and 7 original albumen photographs mounted on stiff card stock. Original green cloth lettered in bright, unflecked gilt; very light shelf wear, small losses along the edges of the endpapers. The hinges are a little tender but the binding remains strong and sound. A solid, easily VG copy. 1963 gift inscription at the half-title from a Hotchkiss descendant (Berkeley Hotchkiss Edwards) to the University of Bridgeport (Connecticut). The book essentially is a detailed description of the weapon which, with minor improvements, became the standard field piece for many armies. Hotchkiss et Cie. was founded by American engineer Benjamin B. Hotchkiss in 1867, with a factory in Rodez, France and later in Saint-Denis, outisde Paris. The company prospered during the Franco-Prussian War and from later sales to the US government (Hotchkiss artillery was employed at Wounded Knee). By the turn of the century, Hotchkiss et Cie expanded into an automobile business. This volume, written by the company's chairman, was intended for market purposes. (OCLC locates only 3 copies in the United States: at the NYPL, the US Navy and Princeton). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Renée Mauperin.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1884.In-4 de [6]-II-379-[5]p. demi-maroquin à coins chocolat, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (un peu tachés et jaunis), non rogné. Tampon effacé sur la page de titre. Illustré par l'illustre James Tissot de dix compositions à l'eau-forte, toutes signées au crayon par l'artiste. Tiré à 550 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci (n°60) un des 50 sur papier Wahtmann avec les gravures tirées avant la lettre et signées.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Th. Fontane"). Berlin, 9. I. 1884.

      1884. 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An "Hochgeehrte Herren": "Ihnen für die Einladungskarte zum Festkommers am 18. herzlichst dankend, spreche ich zugleich mein Bedauern aus daran nicht Theil nehmen zu können. Kränklich und zu sehr 'alter Herr' reichen die Kräfte für solche Extra's nicht mehr aus [...]". - Leicht braunfleckig; von alter Sammlerhand in Bleistift bezeichnet.

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         Les Vieilles actrices Le Musée des antiques.

      1884Paris. Librairie des auteurs modernes. 1884. 1 volume in-8, demi-percaline cerise à la Bradel, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin vert, couvertures et dos conservés.[1] f. bl. ; [2] ff. ; II-222 pp. Edition originale. Au folio de garde, envoi de lauteur à lencre rose à Ernest Havet : « A Monsieur Ernest Havet. Et que Sa gravité mexcuse ! J. Barbey dAurevilly ». Historien du catholicisme et professeur au Collège de France, Ernest Havet fut l'ami de Barbey malgré leur opposition idéologique.Quelques rousseurs. Ex-libris AS. Talvart-Place I, 218.

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         L'art de construire les ballons en papier

      Ch.Mendel, Paris 1884 - Demi toile verte de l'époque, dos lisse portant la pièce de titre. Couvertures imprimeur d'origine conservées Un volume in-8 (226x140 mm), 137 pages . . Polytechnicien (X, 1874) et mathématicien (il a travaillé sur les équations différentielles), Fabry donne ici une ouvrage divertissant sur la fabrication de petites mongolfières en papier que l'on peut faire voler. L'ouvrage débute par un guide construction accessible à tous pour la construction de ballon de 50 centimètres de diamètre à 2 mètre 50 de diamètre. Il explique ensuite comment les gonfler et les faire voler. A essayer ! L'ouvrage se poursuit par une partie théorique permettant au lecteur de concevoir lui même d'autres plans et se termine par une indication sur les accessoires que l'on peut faire emporter à un ballon, et en particulier le moyen de construire des parachutes. Ouvrage rare qui ne figure dans aucune bibliothèque publique française (source : ccfr) ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter green cloth, flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Original printed wrappers bound in 8vo (226x140 mm), 137 pages . . Mathematician (he worked on differential equations), Fabry gives here a funny and interresting work on how to build small balloons in paper that can fly. The book begins with guide on how build balloons. It then explains how to inflate and fly them. The book continues with a theoretical part allowing the reader to develop himself further plans and ends with an indication of the accessories that can be carried away in a balloon, and in particular the way to build parachutes. Rare work which is not in any French public library (source: ccfr) In 8 / 8vo 356g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Illustreret Haandbog i Fjerkræavl.

      Aalborg, 1884. 4to. Orig. hldrbd. med blindtrykte shirtpermer. Ryg defekt øverst og med revner i false. Rig rygforgyldning. (6),198 pp. samt 30 smukke kromolitograferede plancher og en del tekstillustr. Anker No 68. Yderst sjælden. "The matter has been largely compiled from the works of foreign authors, such as L. Wright's 'Illustrated book of poultry', 1873.

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         Eigenh. Telegramm mit Namenszug. O. O., [27. X. 1884].

      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.

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         Jeannette Inquiry Before the Committee on Naval Affairs on the United States House of Representatives, Forty-Eighth Congress.

      Washington: Government Printing Office 1884 - Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884.1st Edition. 8vo - 23.5cm. 1046 pp.; Modern dark blue-cloth on boards, dark blue morocco spine label with bright gilt titles - binding strong and in excellent condition. Upper page extremity repairs to pp. 447-486 with no significant loss, otherwise a clean copy of an important set of documents related to the ill-fated Jeanette expedition commanded by Capt. George W. DeLong. Very Scarce. This volume presents the detailed transcriptions of a series of investigations related to the failure of the "Jeannette" expedition, during which George DeLong with two of three parties lost their lives in the retreat from the abandoned "Jeannette" north of the Siberian coastline. The findings of the inquiry are summarized in the opening pages, which underline the failure by George Melville, leader of the surviving party, to seek assistance from the Russian authorities for resulting in the total loss the other parties. The transcriptions contain an extensive amount of information relating to the conduct, experiences, and aftermath of the "Jeannette" expedition. Included are the transcribed testimonies of George Melville, Raymond Newcomb, William Nindemann, John Danenhower, Emma DeLong, William Schentze, and many others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sammelband mit 135 Plakaten und gr. Programmzetteln zu einem Gastspiel in München.

      München, 19. Mai - 14. August 1884. Druck auf verschiedenfarbigen Papieren; einige Plakate mit Holzschnitt-Illustration. Jeweils gefaltet. HLwd. d. Zt. 42 x 23 cm. Der Gründer und Betreiber Heinrich Herzog (1827-1893) begann seine Karriere beim Circus Wollschäger, ging danach zu Ernst Renz und machte sich 1871 selbständig. (vgl.Saltarino, Artisten-Lexikon, p. 87). - Der Sammelband dokumentiert den vollständigen Aufenthalt in München. Beginnend mit der Ankündigung des Eintreffens des Circus am 19.5., darauf das Plakat zur Gala-Eröffnung am 21.5. bis hin zur \"Brillanten Abschieds-Vorstellung\" am 14. 8. Als letztes Blatt eingebunden ist der \"Abschiedsgruß gewidmet dem Circus Herzog bei seinem Scheiden von München im August 1884 von Crescentia Druckmüller\", ein launiges Gedicht der angeblichen Zettelträgerin. Die schönen Plakate, meist gefolgt von großen Programmzetteln, zeigen die Vielfalt der Vorführungen, an denen viele der wesentlichen europäischen Artisten der Zeit mitgewirkt haben; besonders zahlreiche Mitglieder der Familie Renz fallen in den Besetzungslisten auf. Der Band stammt aus der Sammlung des Herzog Max in Bayern (1808-1888), einen lebenslangen Bewunderer und Förderer der Zirkus- und Artistenwelt. - Sehr gutes Exemplar des in seiner Komplettheit wohl einmalig zu nennenden Sammelbandes! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Wisden Rebound without Covers, Very Nice.

      This is an 1884 Wisden, Rebound without Covers. Bound in brown with gilt to the spine in excellent condition. The book is very nice and clean inside, very minor spotting and speckled page block but other than the lack of covers it is a wonderful book.

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         Deuxième centenaire de Corneille

      1884E. Caignard, Rouen, 18841 volume in-4 demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, tête dorée, contenant les suites des illustrations de Jacques Leman. Exemplaire du dessinateur + 1 volume in-4 couverture en satin beige doré avec fers spéciaux dorés et sceau de l'archevéché frappé en or sur satin rouge. Ex-libris A. ChouardLa librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 19h00. Commandes par courriel ou téléphone. Envoi rapide, emballage soigné.

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         Treasure Island

      Cassell, UK 1884 - 2nd Edition 1884. Map to frontispiece. Same format and cloth colour as the 1st edition printed one year earlier. Very un-common in the original cloth. The second edition is far scarcer than the 1st edition. Book is very good with lightly rubbed edges.Spine age toned and dulled. Spine tips quite rubbed. Contents good with a small bookplate to endpaper. Pages foxed. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 10253 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ricordo pittorico militare della Spedizione Sarda in Oriente (1855 - 56). Album compilato dal Consiglio Direttivo della Società dei Reduci dalla Crimea (in Torino) e da esso esposto alla Mostra Nazionale del 1884

      Vincenzo Bona, Torino 1884 - Album di 380x260 mm, di pp. (6), 135, (3), in brossura posteriore con riporto al piatto della brossura originale, riccamente illustrata in rosso con titolo stilizzato. Numerose figure intercalate nel testo, 10 tavole ripiegate fuori testo, fra cui un piano della battaglia della Cernaja, una tabella e 8 spendide vedute litografiche di grandi dimensioni, alcune delle quali ripiegate. Testo entro bordura rossa. In buono stato. Unica edizione, rara. Non intesero i compilatori scrivere una storia di questa campagna e nemmeno rifare lo stupendo Album pubblicato dal nostro Corpo di Stato Maggiore. Essi vollero soltanto raccogliere alcuni documenti inediti. Italiano [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, the covers with a double gilt fillet border, the spine lettered on contrasting leather labels and dated in gilt with one line panels and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Original cover bound in at the end. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Report of the Zoological Collections Made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean During the Voyage of the H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2.

      Trustees,, London: 1884 - Important volume on discoveries of marine animals and skulls of Torres Straits islanders, made during the voyage of HMS Alert (1878-1882), a surveying expedition that explored the waters in and around the eastern and northern coasts of Australia, as well as around Patagonia, Polynesia and the Mascarene Island group in the Indian Ocean. British Navy surgeon and zoologist Richard Coppinger (1847-1910), accompanied the expedition and collected hundreds of specimens, some illustrated in this volume. Alert spent four months near Thursday Island (off Northern Queensland) in the Torres Strait. Coppinger collected skull specimens illustrated in this volume (it is unclear how they came into his possession). The Report states that specimen I is ‘the skull of the last chief of the island of Nagheer’; the caption on the plate reads "Skulls of Torres Straits Islanders". (Plates I & II, following p684). Contents include: Mammalia, by O. Thomas; Aves, by R. B. Sharpe, Reptilia, Batrachia, Pisces by A. Gunther, Mollusca by E. A. Smith, Echinodermata by F. J. Bell, Crustacea by E. J. Miers, Coleoptera by C. O. Waterhouse, Lepidoptera by A. G. Butler, and Alcyonaria and Spongiida, by S. O. Ridley.Thick 8vo. pp xxvi, 684pp, 54 lithographic plates, 2 partly colored. Dark blue gilt buckram. Gilt title to spine, as well as circular paper library label at top of spine. Spine ends rubbed, some cracking of cloth along at top of spine along edge of boards. Library shelf number in gilt stamped on spine. Presentation bookplate at front paste down, British Museum of Natural History, presented by the Trustees of the British Museum. Front free end paper with deaccession stamp at the label of the Croydon Public Libraries. Croydon stamp at title page, contents, preface, verso of plates at rear of volume. OCLC: 217160699. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Report of the Zoological Collections Made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean During the Voyage of the H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2

      London: Trustees, 1884. Hardcover. Good + condition. Important volume on discoveries of marine animals and skulls of Torres Straits islanders, made during the voyage of HMS Alert (1878-1882), a surveying expedition that explored the waters in and around the eastern and northern coasts of Australia, as well as around Patagonia, Polynesia and the Mascarene Island group in the Indian Ocean. British Navy surgeon and zoologist Richard Coppinger (1847-1910), accompanied the expedition and collected hundreds of specimens, some illustrated in this volume. Alert spent four months near Thursday Island (off Northern Queensland) in the Torres Strait. Coppinger collected skull specimens illustrated in this volume (it is unclear how they came into his possession). The Report states that specimen I is 'the skull of the last chief of the island of Nagheer'; the caption on the plate reads "Skulls of Torres Straits Islanders". (Plates I & II, following p684). Contents include: Mammalia, by O. Thomas; Aves, by R. B. Sharpe, Reptilia, Batrachia, Pisces by A. Gunther, Mollusca by E. A. Smith, Echinodermata by F. J. Bell, Crustacea by E. J. Miers, Coleoptera by C. O. Waterhouse, Lepidoptera by A. G. Butler, and Alcyonaria and Spongiida, by S. O. Ridley. Thick 8vo. pp xxvi, 684pp, 54 lithographic plates, 2 partly colored. Dark blue gilt buckram. Gilt title to spine, as well as circular paper library label at top of spine. Spine ends rubbed, some cracking of cloth along at top of spine along edge of boards. Library shelf number in gilt stamped on spine. Presentation bookplate at front paste down, British Museum of Natural History, presented by the Trustees of the British Museum. Front free end paper with deaccession stamp at the label of the Croydon Public Libraries. Croydon stamp at title page, contents, preface, verso of plates at rear of volume. OCLC: 217160699.

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         Report of the Zoological Collections Made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean During the Voyage of the H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2

      London: Trustees, 1884. Hardcover. Good + condition. Important volume on discoveries of marine animals and skulls of Torres Straits islanders, made during the voyage of HMS Alert (1878-1882), a surveying expedition that explored the waters in and around the eastern and northern coasts of Australia, as well as around Patagonia, Polynesia and the Mascarene Island group in the Indian Ocean. British Navy surgeon and zoologist Richard Coppinger (1847-1910), accompanied the expedition and collected hundreds of specimens, some illustrated in this volume.Alert spent four months near Thursday Island (off Northern Queensland) in the Torres Strait. Coppinger collected skull specimens illustrated in this volume (it is unclear how they came into his possession). The Report states that specimen I is 'the skull of the last chief of the island of Nagheer'; the caption on the plate reads "Skulls of Torres Straits Islanders". (Plates I & II, following p684). Contents include: Mammalia, by O. Thomas; Aves, by R. B. Sharpe, Reptilia, Batrachia, Pisces by A. Gunther, Mollusca by E. A. Smith, Echinodermata by F. J. Bell, Crustacea by E. J. Miers, Coleoptera by C. O. Waterhouse, Lepidoptera by A. G. Butler, and Alcyonaria and Spongiida, by S. O. Ridley. Thick 8vo. pp xxvi, 684pp, 54 lithographic plates, 2 partly colored. Dark blue gilt buckram. Gilt title to spine, as well as circular paper library label at top of spine. Spine ends rubbed, some cracking of cloth along at top of spine along edge of boards. Library shelf number in gilt stamped on spine. Presentation bookplate at front paste down, British Museum of Natural History, presented by the Trustees of the British Museum. Front free end paper with deaccession stamp at the label of the Croydon Public Libraries. Croydon stamp at title page, contents, preface, verso of plates at rear of volume. OCLC: 217160699.

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         Map of the Province of British Columbia

      Victoria, B.C. 1884 - Wall map on four sheets, unjoined, printed in colours. Inked library stamps on lower left sheet, minor chip at one edge. Rare wall map of British Columbia published in the midst of the Alaskan Boundary Dispute, showing the nearly completed Canadian Pacific Railway. This large map depicts British Columbia from Flathead Lake in Montana in the southeast, to Athabasca Lake in the northeast, to Bering Bay, Alaska in the northwest and the Juan de Fuca Straits in the southwest. Mohun was a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway and a civil engineer in Victoria. The Alaskan Boundary Dispute and the soon to be completed Canadian Pacific Railway route necessitated such a detailed map of the region, here showing the western boundary of the province as per the 1825 convention between Great Britain and Russia. Drawn on a scale of approximately 25 miles to the inch, a much reduced version of this large map was published within the atlas to accompany the reports of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, as well as an additional pocket map version. This first issue, as a separate wall map, however, is quite rare.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. Athen, 10. XII. 1884.

      1884. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. In französischer Sprache an einen Freund. - Auf Briefpapier mit schwarzem Trauerrand.

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         The Book of the Sword

      London Chatto & Windus, 1884 - FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo., (27.5cm x 18.5cm), bound in pictorial grey cloth gilt, [xxix] + 299pp, indexed, illus with 293 text figures. Previous owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Light foxing to endpapers, a few pages unopened, slight handling wear and darkening to covers, spine lettering a little faded. Overall a Good copy. (SHELF 6) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.6 kg+) might require special shipping arrangements. ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Scott, William Bell- Autograph Letter Signed to Author and Collector John H. Ingram, Haunted House

      1884. Two pages on folded sheet. 11 April, 1884. A fascinating letter by Scott answering Ingram's inquiry regarding the story of a Haunted House at Wellington, near Newcastle-on-Tyne. Scott relates, "You will fid a very full account of it in Howitt's Journal, with a little woodcut of the mill which I sketched on the spot and sent to William Howitt, but I must say I never saw or heard anything personally. I met Drury the Surgeon, or apothecary, some time after my arrival in Newcastle, and felt no doubt regarding the sincerity of his belief in what he had seen..." He goes on to say he has seen Mary Howitt (Watts) and she relates how the 'appearances' went on from time to time long after the story came out. "I remember being myself very curious to get some nearer experience of the matter.." The so-called 'haunting' was something of a popular myth of the time with many accounts and revealings, accounts of strange noises like a donkey galloping around the house, as well as the house shaking, opening of doors and ghosts walking up and down the stairs. In the original cancelled envelope addressed to Ingram by Scott, and dated Apr. 12/84.

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