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Contes de La Fontaine. Réimpression de l'édition de Didot, 1795, revue et augmentée d'une Notice Par M. Anatole de Montaiglon
A. Le Vasseur, Libraire-Éditeur 1884 - Contes de La Fontaine avec Illustrations de Fragonard. Réimpression de l'édition de Didot, 1795 Revue et augmentée d'une Notice par M. Anatole de Montaiglon. Tomes 1er et 2d (complet). 1884, Paris, chez A. Le Vasseur, libraire-éditeur. 2 volumes in-folio (33x25 cm), relié, demi chagrin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs et caissons ornés, titre et tomaison en lettres dorées, tranche supérieure dorée, tome 1: LXIX pages+288 pages, tome 2: 418 pages. Table des Contes du tome 1er: Joconde, Nouvelle tirée de l'Arioste. Le Cocu battu et content, nouvelle tirée de Boccace. Le Mari confesseur, Conte tiré des Cents Nouvelles nouvelles. Le Savetier, Conte d'une chose arrivée à Chateau-Thierry. Le Paysan qui avoit offensé son Seigneur. Le Muletier, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. La Servante justifiée, Nouvelle tirée des Contes de la Reine de Navarre. La Gageure des trois Commeres, où sont deux Nouvelles tirées de Boccace. Le Calendrier des Vieillards, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. A Femme avare, galant escroc, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. On ne s'avise jamais de tout, Conte tiré des Cent Nouvelles nouvelles. Le Gascon puni, Nouvelle. La Fiancé du Roi de Garbe, Nouvelle. La Coupe enchantée, Nouvelle tirée de l'Arioste. Le Faucon, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. Le petit Chien qui secoue de l'argent et des pierreries. Pâté d'Anguille. Le Magnifique. La Matrone d'Ephèse. Belphégor, Nouvelle tirée de Machiavel. La Clochette, Conte. Le Glouton, Conte tiré d'Athénée. Les deux Amis. Le Baiser rendu. Alix malade. Le Juge de Mesle. Soeur Jeanne. Imitation d'Anacréon: Le ortrait d'Iris. Autre imitation d'Anacréon: L'Amour mouillé. Dissertation sur la Joconde. Ce premier volume est illustré de 59 eaux-fortes ,sous serpente avec légende, inspirées des gravures et des dessins de Fragonard. Table des Contes du tome 2d: Les Oies de Frere Philippe, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. Richard Minutolo, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. Les Cordeliers de Catalogne, Nouvelle tirée des Cent Nouvelles nouvelles. Le Berceau, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. L'Oraison de Saint-Julien, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. Le Villageois qui cherche son veau, Conte tiré des Cent Nouvelles nouvelles. L'Anneau d'Hans Carvel, Conte tiré de Rabelais. L'Hermite, ou Frere Luce, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. Mazet de Lamporechio, Nouvelle tirée de Boccace. La Mandragore, Nouvelle tirée de Machiavel. Les Rémois. La Courtisane amoureuse. Nicaise. Comment l'esprit vient au filles. L'Abbesse malade. Les Troqueurs. Le Cas de conscience. Le Diable de Papefiguiere. Féronde, ou le Purgatoire. Le Psautier. Le Roi Candaule, et le Maitre en droit. Le Diable en Enfer. La Jument du compere Pierre. Les Lunettes. Le Cuvier. La Chose impossible. Le Tableau. Le Bât. Le Faiseur d'oreilles et le Raccommodeur de moules, Conte tiré des Cent Nouvelles nouvelles, et d'un Conte de Boccace. Le Fleuve Scamandre. La Confidente sans le savoir, ou le Stratagème. Le Remede. Les Aveux indiscrets. Les Quiproquo. Conte tiré d'Athénée. Imitation d'un livre intitulé: Les Arrests d'Amour. Les Amours de Mars et de Vénus. Epitaphe de La Fontaine, faite par lui-même. Contes attribués à La Fontaine: Le Contrat. La Couturière, par M. Autereau. Le Gascon, par le même auteur. La Cruche, par le même auteur. Promettre est un et tenir est un autre. Le Rossignol, par M. Lamblin, conseiller au Parlement de Dijon et par M. du Trousset de Valincourt, de l'Académie française. Miaulement des Chattes. L'Enfant. Colin. L'Espagnol. Il vaut mieux manger du lard que mourir de faim. Les deux Compères, conte tiré des Cent Nouvelles nouvelles. Les Noces de Guillot, conte tiré de Machiavel. Les Opilations de Sylvie, conte tiré des Cent Nouvelles nouvelles. Le Duc d'Albe, nouvelle tirée de Marot. Le Coup de Corne. Les deux Testaments. Les Effets de la nature. Ce second volume est illustré de 41 eaux-fortes ,sous serpente avec légende, inspirées des gravures et des dessins de Fragonard. Malgré des usures sur les reliures et des rousseurs dans le contenu, les 2 volumes restent en bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bibliothèque d'un amateur
Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time
Battle Creek, MI: Review and Herald Office, 1884. Very Good. 320, 32 p. Original green cloth with gilt stamping, tissue-guarded portrait of the author from a photo taken not long before her death. Memorial edition. (Apparently first thus with dated title page.) About Very Good condition. Dampstain to front corner and marginal corner of first third of book, not touching text; pages otherwise clean and bright. A bit of discoloration to spine. Gilt fairly strong. A bit of bumping to corners. The author died in late November 1883 and this volume, reprinting the 1875 edition, came out the following year with a special memorial chapter added, consisting of an interview with Truth, a description of her funeral, a poem in her honor, thoughts from a few abolitionists about her, and her favorite song.
[Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)
London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. A near fine copy of the true first edition of Huck Finn. First State with the 32 pp. catalog at rear dated October 1884. 438pp. saddle stitched with staples rather than sewn; original red pictorial cloth stamped in black, title to upper board and spine gilt. Tiny black dot to base of spine. Small owner's name stamp to upper corner of title page; a very handsome near fine copy of this first edition which precedes the American first edition. Housed in a lined red cloth slipcase.
[Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.
Le Dernier des Mohicans.
Paris, Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1884 172 x 270 mm, 498, roter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und goldgeprägtem Wappen der Stadt Paris auf Deckel (Republique Francaise - Ville de Paris - Prix Municipal d´Excellence). Goldschnitt, , Exlibris der ´ecole de garçona, rue Jenner 48 - 1886´auf Vorsatz, Kanten berieben, einige Seiten stärker fleckig, dennoch in gutem Zustand. Fotos auf Nachfrage. (Photos sur demande.)Versand D: 4,50 EUR Autoren int, Frankreich, Der letzte Mohikaner, Fenimore Cooper
[Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Werner Eichel
Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique
Hetzel 1884 - - Hetzel, Paris 1884, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), 370pp., relié. - Edition illustrée de dessins de J. Férat, gravés par Barbant. Catalogue BR pour 1884. Cartonnage aux deux éléphants à la rare couleur lilas, signé Lenègre en queue, du type 1. Dos à trois caissons ornés. Second plat portant un macaron à froid rond, inscrit à froid en bas à gauche Lenegre rel. Gardes grises. Belle première plaque, mais 2 petites taches le long de la bordure noire. Mors supérieur fendu en tête sur 2,5cm. Coin supérieur droit légèrement émoussé. Dos insolé uniformément. Micro coupures en coiffes. Tache d'encre en bas du second plat, et sur les derniers feuillets du catalogue. Exemplaire frais, exempt de rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with drawings of J. Férat, engraved by Barbant. BR catalog for 1884. Cardboard with two elephants to the rare pink fuchsia signed tail Lenègre, type 1. spine three decorated boxes. Second flat Wearing a button Cold round, registered cold bottom left Lenegre rel. gray guards. Beautiful first plate, but two small spots along the black edge. upper joint split in head 2.5cm. Upper corner slightly blunted law. Insolated back evenly. Micro cuts copings. Inkblot down the second course, and on the last pages of the catalog. Fresh copy, free of foxing. 370pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
The Present State of the Orkney Islands Considered, and An Account of the New Method of Fishing on the Coast of Shetland
Edinburgh: William Brown, 1884. Number 16 of a limited edition of 162. Front hinge cracked. Lower half of spine label missing. Covers dust-soiled. Else near Very Good.. Hard Cover. Good-.
[Bookseller: Dark and Stormy Night Books
Album of Watercolours.
1884 - 5. 1884 - Large oblong 4to. 57 watercolours and sketches, various sizes; many signed and dated. Contemporary morocco, worn. Usher Glanville Doyle Glanville was born in Brighton in 1844. After completing his medical education he joined the Union Steamship Company as a medical officer. In 1879 he joined the British Army and was attached to Colonel Durnford's column of 2000 men in South Africa , the majority of whom were killed by the Zulu at Isandalwana. Dr Glanville was one of only thirty who managed to escape the slaughter. He was later present at the Battle of Ulundi where he was mentioned in despatches by Sir Evelyn Wood. He was a talented artist and throughout the Zulu War was employed by the Graphic as a correspondent. In 1885 he volunteered as a medical officer for the British expedition of annexation of Papua New Guinea, led by Sir Peter Scratchley. This album is a personal record by Doyle Glanville of his travels across the world both in the year preceding, and during the expedition and concludes with a series of watercolours describing tribal life there, entitled: "Sketches in New Guinea." The thirteen watercolours provide a vivid depiction of a primitive society and the commentary is both wry and insightful. There are images of Kerepunu, a village on the south east coast, warriors, Koiari, the son of a chief, and a delightful watercolour of Yarok, chief of Sogeri, standing before a mirror for the first time. Other watercolours include: Indian Snake Charmers; Sikh police in Singapore; Scraps from Chinese Life; and the Fort at Woosung, near Shanghai, as well as a series of views of the Sudan campaign of 1885. As with the sketches in New Guinea, Glanville supplies a commentary which, though often ironic in tone, is never pompous or judgemental: "I often wonder how it is that callings seem to run according to race. Cooks are generally Frenchmen. Penny-ice people Italians. Marine engineers Scotchmen. Ship's doctors Irishmen and here on the P & O we always find the barber a Singalee." In the following year, 1886, Glanville was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and in the same year was registered in Victoria as a medical practitioner. Dr. Glanville returned to Africa in 1890 as a Colonial Medical Officer and during this time sent sketches back to the Illustrated London News. He died of fever the following year while escorting three nurses from the east coast of South Africa. Although several of Glanville's sketches were printed in the Illustrated Sydney News, this album does not appear to have ever been published and there is no record of any of his watercolours appearing at auction. A rare visual record of a little known campaign. Further images available on request [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)
Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - Octavo. A near fine copy of the true first edition of Huck Finn. First State with the 32 pp. catalog at rear dated October 1884. 438pp. saddle stitched with staples rather than sewn; original red pictorial cloth stamped in black, title to upper board and spine gilt. Tiny black dot to base of spine. Small owner's name stamp to upper corner of title page; a very handsome near fine copy of this first edition which precedes the American first edition. Housed in a lined red cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
Journals of Australian Explorations
Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer., 1884. 210 pages. Or half leather (marbled boards with leather spine and corners titled in gilt to spine. Some foxing to endpapers as well as offsetting/toning from leather, very occasional slight foxing within, toning/foxing to page edges. Small stain on foredge showing on face of front free endpaper (approx 1cm long and 2mm wide). Corners show some rubbing. Rubbing to spine joints with split at front board extending approx 4cm from bottom and 1 1/2cm from top (holding firmly); 1/2-1mm 'nibbled' from top and bottom of spine. The Journals of the Explorations by Messrs Gregory in the Western, Northern, and Central portions of Australia had previously only been partially published in a fragmentary form. This was their first appearance in toto and is scarce as such. Includes explorations in Western Australia, what is now Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. Of note is the inclusion of papers concerning the expedition to determine the fate of Leichhardt. Ferguson 10075 (listed in error as having illustrations), Wantrup 190a (correcting Ferguson's error). An attractive, clean, complete and entirely original copy that would grace any collection.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.
[Bookseller: Lawrence Jones
The history of freemasonry: its antiquities, symbols, constitutions, customs etc. Embracing an investigation of the records of the organisations of the fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British colonies, France, Germany and the U. S. [3 vol. set]
T. C. & E. C. Jack. Very Good. 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Set of three clean larger format hardbacks tightly bound in matching bindings of full red morocco leather, elaborate gilt titles & decoration, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, no inscriptions. 504 + 502 + 502 pages, many tissue-guarded engravings, index to all in vol. 3. All first editions, published in 1884, 1886 and 1887 respectively. A superb set - you won't find a better. Heavy books, 8kg unpacked .
[Bookseller: Aucott & Thomas
Le Mariage de Figaro.
A. Quantin, Paris 1884. Illustarted with 5 wood engravings by Abot after etchings by Valton, privately bound uncut with orig. wrappers in nice dark brown morocco, boards richly gilt with flower decorations, spine gilt, top edge gilt.. 16022009
[Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat
Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique
Edition illustrated with drawings of J. Férat, engraved by Barbant. BR catalog for 1884.Cardboard with two elephants to the rare pink fuchsia signed tail Lenègre, type 1. spine three decorated boxes. Second flat Wearing a button Cold round, registered cold bottom left Lenegre rel. gray guards.Beautiful first plate, but two small spots along the black edge. upper joint split in head 2.5cm. Upper corner slightly blunted law. Insolated back evenly. Micro cuts copings. Inkblot down the second course, and on the last pages of the catalog. Fresh copy, free of foxing. Hetzel Paris 1884 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 370pp. relié
[Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
LA MODE UNIVERSELLE / LA SAISON / LA MODE PARISIENNE 16 OCTOBRE 1884- 16 SEPTEMBRE 1886
Cornelius-Lebègue, Paris 1884 - Edizione: Première édition . Pagine: 344+61 FOGLI . Illustrazioni: 61 Magnifiche grandi litografie colorate (cm.36,50 per 25,50) con modelli di abiti femminili e qulcuno anche per bambini. Centinaia di immagini di moda nel testo in bianco e nero. Due grosse immagini a doppia pagina in bianco e nero con modFormato: 4° . Rilegatura: Cartonato marmorizzato rosso con dorso in tela rossa un poò consumata e con piccola sbrecciatura nella parte bassa del dorso. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Quindicinale di moda femminile. Sono presenti 43 numeri. Da notare che fino al 24° numero la rivista prendeva nome di La Mode Universelle, poi si fuse con La Saison, per trasformarsi in Mode Parisienne e ritornare La Saison.Foto disponibili . Note epoca: 1886
[Bookseller: Libreria Scripta Manent
[Collection of 11 French offprints and extracts on the Islamic world].[Paris (1 Leipzig), 1831-1859]. 11 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With many passages in Arabic. Contemporary half vellum.
Cf. Irwin, For lust of knowing, p. 148; for Defrémery: Cooper, Men of the time (1884), pp. 330. Collection of 11 French offprints and extracts of articles concerning the history of the Islamic world, all by notable orientalists, covering diverse topics such as the architecture of the Arabs and Moors, the astronomy of the Chaldeans, the Hindustani language, the Persian chronicle Mojmal al-tawarikh, the Ghurid dynasty, the kings of Achlath and Mardin (modern day Turkey), the Persian Mozaffarid dynasty, the Persian Sultan Barkiarocq, and India, but also including the autobiography of the famous Arab historiographer and historian Ibn Khaldun. Most of the authors were students of the distinguished orientalist Silvestre de Sacy. "it was inevitable that French Orientalism in the first half of the nineteenth century should be dominated by de Sacy's students. The most prominent of these was Etienne-Marc Quatremère (1782-1857)" (Irwin). Four of the articles are written by a student of Quatremère, Charles Defrémery (1822-1883), who had a "high reputation as an orientalist" (Cooper) himself.With a manuscript index to the articles. A couple leaves slightly browned and a small tear in the title-page of the third article, otherwise in very good condition. Binding very good as well.
[Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV
In Eis und Schnee Die Aufsuchhung der Jeanette-Expedition und eine Schlittenfahrt durch Sibirien.
Brockhaus Verlag 1884 - gr.8° 384 S, Komplett mit allen Abbildungen und Karten. Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe. Aufwändig gold-, silber- und schwarzgeprägter, roter original Ganzleinenband. Marmorierter Rundumschnitt. vord. Gelenk gebrochen, Papier wie üblich etwas nachgedunkelt, Einbandkanten kaum merklich bestoßen, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Sehr seltene Ausgabe in rotem original Leinen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm
Voyage of the Jeannette The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. DeLong, Lieut. Commander U.S.N. and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881.
1884 - Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1884. 2 Volumes. Thick 4to, Vol. I: (xii) 440pp., engraved portrait of George W DeLong as frontis with tissue guard, 2 steel engraved plates, 6 wood engravings, 26 vignette illustrations, 8 maps and charts including foldouts. Vol. II: (x), 470pp (page numbering continuous between volumes and totally 911pp.), Index, frontis tinted color lithograph entitled Cairn Tomb, Monument Hill, Lena Delta, 7 engravings, 15 vignette illustrations, 16 maps, charts and diagrams including fold-outs. Overall in Near Fine condition - no foxing, folds or tears, no prior ownership markings, hinges un-cracked and strong - an extraordinary clean and bright copy. Arctic Bibliography 3839 DeLong sailed from San Francisco in July 1879 with the intention of sailing through the Bering Strait and then enter the Pole by way of the New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island. The last sighting of the "Jeannette" was at Wrangel Island during the first two years of the voyage. In the space of those two years the crew struggled against the ice and extremely harsh conditions, but was unable to save the ship which was ultimately crushed by the floes. The crew escaped, but several perished in a storm, and several of those who reached land died from starvation and extreme conditions. This extensive account of the tragic voyage of the "Jeannette" was edited by DeLong's widow, Emma DeLong. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA
Catharine and Craufurd Tait. Wife and Son of Archibald Campbell Archbishop of Canterbury. A Memoir. Edited at the Request of the Archbishop
Macmillan & Co 1884 - Re-bound to hardcover. Darkened tan to the page edges. Light shelfwear. Neat dedication on the opening page. No Dust Jacket. Otherwise Fine. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd
Reflections in Palestine
Macmillan 1884 - Image shows actual item for sale. Book Condition: Very Good; firm binding; contents very good; no dust jacket; no dust jacket. Hard Cover Macmillan 1884 Biography Travel Christianity [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Unter den Kannibalen von Neu-Britannien. Drei Wanderjahre durch ein wildes Land. Mit vielen Illustrationen nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers und einer Karte.
Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, Leipzig 1884 - 262 S. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen und einer gef. Karte. Henze IV,426. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Beschreibt ausführlich die zum Bismarck-Archipel gehörige Insel New-Britain, die zum damaligen Zeitpunkt noch kaum erforscht und schon gar nicht beschrieben war. +++ Grünes Orig.-Leinen, Frontispiz. Einbandecken bestoßen, Kanten wenig berieben, Vorderdeckel etwas fleckig, insges. außen gut bis befriedigend (vgl. Foto #1). Gelenke fest, Vorsätze mit Wasserrd., vord. Vors. oben angerissen, Frontispiz u. Titelbl. leicht fleckig u. gewellt (vgl. Foto #2). Kein Bes.vermerk. Seiten hell und sauber u. m. gutem Kontrast. Das Register u. die Verlagswerbungsseiten gestaucht am langen Rand. Karte (zu Papua-Neuguinea gehörend) mit wenigen blassen kleinen Flecken. Zustand innen: gut bis befriedigend. +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. +++ Mehr Fotos u. Infos gerne über die Schaltfläche ¿Frage an den Anbieter¿. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Magister Michalis, Internet-Antiquariat
Two Page Autograph Letter Signed
- Two page Autograph Letter Signed ("Booker T. Washington"), on both sides of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery, dated 10 December 1884, to Mary C. Shannon of Newton, Massachusetts. Washington expresses his appreciation for the kind words of Shannon, refers to his meeting with Shannon at her Summer home, and mentions sending Shannon some "little books." He also mentions that "The school is very full of earnest and promising young men and women; and our work never looked more encouraging than now." Old folds from mailing, else fine. Washington was, and needed to be, a relentless fundraiser for the school, founded in 1881 with only $2,000 provided by the state of Alabama. His letters, especially on fundraising issues, are not uncommon, but letters written out fully by him (as opposed to secretarially) are scarce. Shannon was a wealthy New England woman who, in one form or another, financially supported African-American education efforts for forty years, dying in 1887. Despite some increasingly revisionist history about Washington's perceived role as an accommodationist, few individuals of any race or time period compiled such a record of accomplishment in the face of more concerted opposition. A nice letter handwritten relatively early in Washington's thirty-four year tenure at Tuskegee.
[Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
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.
[Bookseller: Buteo Books
Autograph Letter, Signed, from Frances Willard to Dr. Alice B. Stockham, regarding the latter's new book
Evanston, Ill 1884 - 2pp. on a single sheet of WNCTU stationery. 1 vols. Letter written by Frances Willard to Dr. Alice B. Stockham, thanking Stockham for sending along a copy of her book on childbirth and women's health. Willard was prominent in both the suffrage and temperance movements, and was influential in the passage of the 18th and 19th amendments (prohibition and votes for women, respectively); she also helped found the Woman's National Christian Temperance Union in 1874. Willard's platform of "Home Protection" as the premise behind suffrage was designed to appeal to women everywhere. She held that if a woman had the right to vote, she could better protect her home and family and improve society.To Dr. Stockham, she writes: "Dear friend, Do not think me unappreciative of your kindness, but I am always so pre-occupied that I have time but to 'dip' into any book, no matter how excellent. I have thought yours of this class so far as I had opportunity & could judge. My sister brought me one, loaned by you (when I was ill) of unique & most interesting character. I doubt not she has read it more at length than I, as I had to leave home when barely up again. This hasty line is to assure you of my appreciation of your kindness in sending the book." Old fold lines. Minor wear. Contemporary manuscript notation at top of sheet. Very good plus 2pp. on a single sheet of WNCTU stationery. 1 vols
[Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
MORE LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1862 TO 1882
London: Smith, Edler, 1884. First edition. Fine. First edition. x, (iv), 404p. Illustrated with 13 full-page plates, 8 are steel engravings. Bound in original publisher's green cloth over beveled boards, the spine with title in gilt, the upper cover with stylized gilt title and large device of a tree,coated pattern paper endpapers. Binder's ticket of Burn & Co. Kirby St. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY QUEEN VICTORIA ON THE FLYLEAF 1884.
[Bookseller: First Folio
MORE LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1862 TO 1882
Smith, Edler, London 1884 - First edition. x, (iv), 404p. Illustrated with 13 full-page plates, 8 are steel engravings. Bound in original publisher's green cloth over beveled boards, the spine with title in gilt, the upper cover with stylized gilt title and large device of a tree,coated pattern paper endpapers. Binder's ticket of Burn & Co. Kirby St. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY QUEEN VICTORIA ON THE FLYLEAF 1884. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.
La Sardaigne a vol d'oiseau en 1882.Son histoire,ses moeurs,sa géologie,ses richesses métalliféres et ses productions de toute sorte
E. Plon,Nourrit et Cie 1884 - In-4°.(10)+339+(7) pp. Legatura in brossura editoriale a stampa a due colori.Presenti alcuni piccoli strappi alla brossura e due piccole macchie di inchiostro.Fioriture ad alcune carte ma complessivamente esemplare assai bello e genuino nella sua brossura originale.La grande carta geografica della Sardegna più volte ripiegata, è staccata ma presente.Ben completo delle 11 tavole incise, compresa la carta,alcune delle quali a colori. Edizione originale assai rara. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: La carta bianca studio bibliografico
Eigenh. Brief mit U.
Leipzig, 12. V. 1884. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Wohl an einen Verleger: "Ich erlaube mir Ihnen die beiliegende historische Erzählung 'Der Krieg der zwei Marien' zum Verlage anzubieten [.]". - Sacher-Masoch, Namensgeber des von Krafft-Ebing beschriebenen Phänomens, gab von 1881 bis 1885 in Leipzig die internationale Revue "Auf der Höhe" heraus. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Zeitschrift. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
Inscribed Card framed with a vintage Cabinet Photograph
Chicago, 1884. unbound. 2.75 x 4 inches, Chicago, February 1884. Inscribed: "Certainly - Yours Truly Ellen Terry Chicago Feb. 84." Float-mounted and triple-matted in light brown, dark brown, and beige below a vintage cabinet photo, 6.5 x 4.25 inches, showing Terry gazing earnestly at the camera; set in a decorative gold frame measuring 20.25 x 13.5 inches. Very good(+) condition. English stage actress known for her Shakespearean roles.
[Bookseller: Argosy Book Store
Manuscript]: A Christmas Garland: Original Manuscript by Rev. O. Miner, Prof. C.W. Bennett, J.G. Whittier, Rev. M.J. Savage. Arranged and Illustrated by Mrs. Harriet Miner
1884 - Original Manuscript. Large octavo. Measuring 10.5" x 7". Hand-painted illustrated stiff wrappers with later hand stitching. Four leaves with mounted manuscript poems, plus four additional leaves of original painted botanical illustrations. Within a plain paper wrapper titled in manuscript. The original stitching, long gone, has been replaced and aside from one tiny nick on the front wrap, in near perfect condition.A beautiful holiday memento executed circa 1884 by a distinguished American botanical artist. Harriet Stewart Miner was the author and illustrator of *Orchids, The Royal Family of Plants* (Boston, 1885), the first American color plate book on the subject, noted by Bennett as "very striking. the ranking work on the subject."This booklet includes finely rendered gouache flower portraits of poppies on the cover, and with an illustration inside of a hellebore inset on a miniature winter landscape; violets and hepatica; a group including clover, buttercup, and daisy; and a deep red rose. Additionally a sprig of mistletoe appears on the rear wrap.The illustrations are used to illustrate handwritten manuscript poems which are tipped onto larger leaves from an interesting group of Miner's associates: Reverend Ovid Miner, upstate New York Congregationalist Minister, abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, and close associate of Frederick Douglass; Professor Charles Wesley Bennett, educator and archaeologist who secured the Ranke Library for the newly founded Syracuse University; Reverend Minot J. Savage, a controversial Unitarian Minster who was the first prominent American clergyman to write extensively reconciling Darwinian evolution with religion; and the poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier, whose eight line excerpt from his poem "The Clear Vision" is written in his characteristic purple ink.A beautifully conceived and completed project by an important woman botanical illustrator, with her illustrations accompanying poems by notables of her time. Unique. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
Handwörterbuch der Zoologie, Anthropologie und Ethnologie. 8 Bände
- - Encyklopädie der Naturwissenschaften, I. Abtheilung (in 8 Bänden)/Alter Besitzername auf Vorsatz ,D.F. Weinland, Hohenwittlingen, 1884"/david Friedrich Weinland (1829 - 1915) war Wissenschaftlicher Direktor des Zoos in Frankfurt/M. - Gewicht in Gramm: 9200 Erste Auflage. Eduard Trewendt Verlag, Breslau, 1879 - 1900. Zusammen ca. 4.700 S. mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten, original Halbleder/Halbfranbände mit goldverzierten Rücken (Buchdeckel wasserfleckig)
[Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat
Boston: Cupples, Upham, & Company, 1884. Copyright date 1884, 1st thus edition. Spyri, Johanna. Heidi. Her Years of Wandering and Learning. Boston: Cupples, Upham, & Company, 1884. With 20 pp. ads dated October, 1884 and one other ad leaf. Publisher's olive cloth with some toning and staining, gutters cracked and binding a bit shaken, first gathering detached, light foxing and two small marginal tears to title, mild and even age-tone, Good. First american edition. Provenance: Half-title with ink signature of Emily Brown dated 1885.. first American Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Childrens Books.
[Bookseller: Mclin Haven
Parrots in Captivity.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-87 - 3 volumes, tall octavo. Original slate-green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered spines, gilt block of a parrot on front covers (in blind on back covers), black coated endpapers. Remains of white paper on front pastedown of volume I. An excellent set. 81 colour plates. First edition of the first book devoted exclusively to parrots in captivity, the best-known work of W. T. Greene, a popular and authoritative writer on aviculture. Many Australian parrots are described and illustrated, including a number of rarities. The plates are very appealing. Mullens & Swann p. 252. [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
Abgestorbener Bayerischer Adel.
Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 1884 - 3 Bände. Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1884. Ca. 28 x 22 cm. (10) S., 206 S., (2) Seiten, mit farblithographiertem Titelblatt und 196 getönten lithographierten Wappentafeln; (4) S., 183 Seiten, mit 108 getönten lithogrpahierten Wappentafeln; (2) S., 207 Seiten, mit 144 getönten lithographierten Wappentafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. Aus der Reihe: J. Siebmacher's grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in einer neuen, vollständig geordneten und reich vermehrten Auflage mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erläuterungen. Sechsten Bandes erste Abtheilung, I. bis III. Teil: Abgestorbener Bayerischer Adel. Im Anschluss an ein von Hrn. v. Hefner herausgegebenes Fragment. Band I: Die ersten 26 Textseiten (anderes Papier, früherer Druck) fleckig. Einband etwas lichtrandig. Einbände Kanten leicht bestoßen. Band III: Rücken geklebt. Sonst jedoch gutes Exemplar. Halblederband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Rainer Kurz - Antiquariat
Paroissien Elzevir rite romain.
Paris, Gruel et Engelmann 1884. - Mit 5 farblithograph. Tafeln und einigen Holzschnitten. 649 S., 1 Bl. Hellbrauner Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rücken- und reicher Deckenverg., Stehkantenverg., Innenkantenfileten und roten Seidenvorsätzen (einer monogrammiert EHA). Beide Decken jeweils mit intarsierter Szene aus dem Letzten Abendmahl. Aufwendig verzierter Goldschnitt. Mit zwei Metallschließen und an den oberen Kanten angebrachter Metallkette. Signiert Gruel. 16,3 x 8,4 cm. Die Metallkette ist wohl als Trageschlaufe für eine kleine Damenhand vorgesehen. - Die ovale Abendmahlszene am Vorderdeckel mit kl. Ausbruch unten. Hinteres Gelenk gering angebrochen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
[Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski
Greely Arctic Expedition of 1881-83 aka Ñ Lady Franklin Bay Expedition
Portsmouth, NH, Cook Studio, 1884 - Portsmouth, NH, Cook Studio, 1884 Ñ Cabinet photo. Horizontal albumen cabinet photo on white mount 16.4cm x 10.8cm, image: 15.7cm x 10.3cm. Chipping to corners of background mounting card, but photograph is complete albeit faded at its extremities. Scarce group portrait of members of the expedition - Standing from left to right: D. Schneider, D. Cross, D. Linn, S. Long, S. Frederick, D. Henry, S. Connell, D. Bender, D. Salor, S. Bierderbick, D. Gardner, D. Ellis and D. Ralston - Seated from left to right: S. Brainard, D. Keslingbury, S. Greeley (leader), D. Lockwood, D. Israil, D. Jewell, and D. Rice. Rare. Portrait of members of the U.S. International Polar Year Scientific Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Ellesmere Island, sponsored by the U.S. Signal Service and other government agencies. After two winters and the failure of relief expeditions in 1882 and 1883, Greeley abandoned Fort Conger and moved to Cape Sabine as per his predetermined orders. Eighteen men would die that winter Ñ including one by suicide and one execution - Pvt. Charles B. Henry). Seven survivors were rescued by Schley's relief expedition on the June 22, 1883, but Elison would perish before they reached St. John's on July 17.
[Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA
CRONACA BIZANTINA - 1884 - ANNO QUARTO - dal n. 01 del 01 gennaio 188 al n. 24 del 16 cicembre 1884 (pagine 193) ANNATA COMPLETA CON LE RARISSIME SOVRACOPERTE AZZURRE., Roma, Sommaruga Angelo, 1884
32 x 43, fascicoli sciolti con frange, strappetti e macchioline ma testi integri e leggibili. Le sovracoperte sono state sapientemente restaurate. Prestigiosa collezione che in questo periodo si avvalse delle collaborazioni di grandi personaggi : GIOSUE' CARDUCCI (numerosi scritti) GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO (numerosi scritti e poesie)., CARLO DEL BALZO, ENRICO PANZACCHI, CESARE PASCARELA, MARCO BOSSARDI, EDOARDO SCARFOGIO, EDMONDO DE AMICIS, ALFREDO BACCELLI, A. GIULIO BARRILI, G.CELLINI, PIETRO SBARBARO, D. MILELLI, e tanti altri la rara annata completa viene offerta a
[Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti
Moving Picture Series: Vol III Moving Animal Pictures
International News Company, New York 1884 - This book has the same cover illustration as a German edition, Lebende Thierbilder, along with three of the same movables. Complete with six movables: 1) Happy Family - works fine; tab shortened and very worn, 2) Geese, Ducks, and Chickens - works fine; tab shortened and very worn, 3) Watch Dog - Works fine; tab shortened and very worn; small piece missing at dog's neck, 4) Deer and Squirrel - works fine; tab very worn; small piece missing from one of the deer's feet, 5) Four Cows - works fine; tab mended/replaced; crease to one cow's horn/nose, and 6) The Rider - works fine; mended/replaced tab. Re-backed many years ago, but now partially disbound. Pages have finger smudges and minor soiling. Cover is soiled with some edge wear; front cover is missing a small triangular piece at the upper left corner. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA
CRONACA BIZANTINA - 1884- ANNO QUARTO - dal n. 01 del 01 gennaio 188 al n. 24 del 16 cicembre 1884 (pagine 193) ANNATA COMPLETA CON LE RARISSIME SOVRACOPERTE AZZURRE., Roma, Sommaruga Angelo, 1884
- 32 x 43, fascicoli sciolti con frange, strappetti e macchioline ma testi integri e leggibili. Le sovracoperte sono state sapientemente restaurate. Prestigiosa collezione che in questo periodo si avvalse delle collaborazioni di grandi personaggi : GIOSUE' CARDUCCI (numerosi scritti) GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO (numerosi scritti e poesie)., CARLO DEL BALZO, ENRICO PANZACCHI, CESARE PASCARELA, MARCO BOSSARDI, EDOARDO SCARFOGIO, EDMONDO DE AMICIS, ALFREDO BACCELLI, A. GIULIO BARRILI, G.CELLINI, PIETRO SBARBARO, D. MILELLI, e tanti altri la rara annata completa viene offerta a
[Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria
REDWOOD And LUMBERING In CALIFORNIA FORESTS
San Francisco: E. Cherry, 1884. 1st edition (Cowan I, p. 186; Cowan II, p. 525; Bothamley 7). Original brown cloth binding. Green patterned paper eps. Housed in a custom chemise & quarter-leather slipcase. Binding shows wear, with a some cloth loss [two horizontal strips, 1" wide] to rear board, with board showing. First gathering coming loose. The last quarter of the text block has a tide-line in upper & right margins [not affecting text]. Prior owner inscriptions to first blank page (including presentation inscription to Dollar [unknown inscriber]). Occasional marginal note. Some photographs with age fading to edges, though not adversely affecting the overall image. A Good+ to About VG copy of an important book of California history.. , ii, 107, [1 (blank)] pp. Pp 77 - 107 Kellogg's "Essay Upon Redwood." Illustrated with 24 mounted, original albumen photographs, with 15 captioned in purple ink. A Palmquist listing, these herein vs. the 73 known photographs used, supplied on request. 4to. 11-1/4" x 8-3/8" Kurutz, in his California Books Illustrated by Original Photographs, regards this publication by Cherry is "one of the finest examples" of books using photographs to promote an industry. After looking at the images contained herein, we have to agree. Regarding the use of photographs in this work, Cherry himself states in his preliminary matter, "The object desired to be attained in presenting views by the photographic process is, to set aside all doubt as to the enormous growth of the Redwood ... Inasmuch as engravings are usually cut from sketches, drawn perhaps by enthused artists, perfect satisfaction is not given; but with photographic views, which cannot lie, argument as to truthfulness is unnecessary." This copy inscribed to Robert Dollar, the prominent Californian that made his name, and fortune, in the lumber & shipping businesses- in his 1983 BCC facsimile reproduction, Palmquist notes one intended audience for this work was investors, so one can't help but imagine its impact on Dollar, perhaps occasioning his 1888 move from Michigan to San Rafael, as well as his subsequent forays into the California lumber industry.
[Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Kolorierte Ausgabe.
Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1884-1887. Zweite (2.) umgearbeitete u. vermehrte Auflage, kolorierte Ausgabe, 10 Bände. Bde.1-3 (Säugethiere): Titelbild u. Portrait A.E. Brehms, XVI, 36, 706; XII, 628; XII, 756 S. mit 451 Textabb. und 55 Chromotafeln. Bd.4-6 (Vögel): XVI, 754; XVI, 699; XVI, 671 S. mit 442 Textabb. und 55 Chromotafeln. Bd.7 (Kriechthiere u. Lurche): XVI, 673 S. mit 158 Textabb. u. 16 Chromotafeln. Bd.8 (Fische): 440 S. mit 145 Textabb. u. 11 Chromotafeln. Bd.9 (Insecten, Tausendfüßler u. Spinnenthiere): XXX, 710 S. mit 277 Textabb. u. 21 Chromotafeln. Bd.10 (Niedere Thiere): XXVI, 582 S. mit 366 Textabb. u. 16 Chromotafeln. Gr.-8°, Orig.-Halblederbde. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung u. vier Zierbünden. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Nissen. Sarkowski 16,a,3 (gibt fälschlicherweise nur 170 statt 174 Chromotafeln und für des Erscheinen 1881-83 an). Der Text u. den Textabb. sind identisch mit der \"normalen\" zweiten Auflage, jedoch wurden zusätzlich die neuen chromolithographischen Farbtafeln, welche eigentlich erst für die geplante 3. Auflage vorgesehen waren, eingefügt. Die erste kolorierte Brehm- Ausgabe ! Rücken u. Ecken berieben, Kapitale der Bde. 1, 2 u. 5 mit kl. Fehlstellen am oberen Kapital, vordere Außengelenke der Bde. 1 u. 4 mit größerem Einriß. Innen sauber u. frisch. Noch gute Reihe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR
[Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
Edmonton: John Pearson for Bernard Quaritch, 1884. One of 50 copies. Hand-colored facsimile by William Muir. With 11 hand-colored plates (bound without wrappers or the preface addressed to Muir's patron). 1 vols. 4to. Full green straight-grain morocco, covers gilt with triple gilt fillets, spines lettered in gilt within decorative framing lines, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Faint wear to extremities, else fine; probably the publisher's special binding. One of 50 copies. Hand-colored facsimile by William Muir. With 11 hand-colored plates (bound without wrappers or the preface addressed to Muir's patron). 1 vols. 4to. Blake's 'Daughters of Albion': Muir Facsimile in Special Binding. Keynes 217c; Bentley pp. 28-9
[Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller
Report on the Zoological Collections Made In The Indo-Pacific Ocean During the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2
Printed By Order of the Trustees, London 1884 - 684 pages, plus 54 plates; A few plates are colored, though most remain black and white; Beautifully rebound in deep polished Moroccan leather with raised spine bands, and gilt lettering and decoration, and with marbled paper over boards; Covers remain perfect; There is an older free-library ink stamp in the blank space above the contents, though there are NO other library markings; There are a few light smudges where older penciled markings were removed and there is very slight foxing on edges of text block; Contents are otherwise very clean and intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps
Notes on Gnomes and Remarks on Rock Gardens The Lamport Rockery
Lamport: Lamport Hall. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Slight foxing. 1884. First Edition. Grey decorative paper cover with photographic inset. 140mm x 230mm (6" x 9"). 18pp. An extremely unusual book on a unique subject - does anyone know of an earlier book on garden gnomes?!. .
[Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd
Teatro completo di Guglielmo Shakspeare tradotto da Carlo Rusconi
Tipografia nell Ospizio di S.Michele di Carlo Verdesi e C. 1884-1885, Roma - Ottime legature coeve in mz. pelle con fili, titolo e numerazione dei voll. in oro al ds. Brossure editoriali conservate all interno. Ds. leggermente scoloriti altrimenti esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione. Raro. 8vo (cm. 18,2), 10 Voll. ci circa 400-450 pp. ciascuno. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member
Artist's Sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Sketch Club, Mostly Figures
1884-1885, New York 1884 - Three volumes. (1) Mottled blue cloth, black calf backstrip; oblong, 250 x 173 mm; contains 22 nicely accomplished pencil drawings of men, women, a boy. Most appear on the recto only (as such, removable, suitable for display), most are dated and specify the Brooklyn Sketch Club, some include the name of the subject. A nice look at the costume of the period, as well as some charming New York characters. Binding shaken. (2) Green cloth over boards, "Cook's Tourist Ticket" stamped in gilt on upper board; oblong 145 x 104 mm; contains a few leaves of hasty sketches of a cat, a man standing, and faces. Boards a bit rubbed, else fine. (3) Dark grey cloth, black calf backstrip; oblong, 124 x 95 mm; contains 22 pencil sketches. Rich in variety, including studies of trees, rocks, and flowers; portraits of men, women, and children; landscapes and scenes. A sketch of Cleopatra's Needle suggests Central Park in New York City. Spine perished and boards loose. Harley DeWitt Nichols (1859-1939) was born in Barton, Wisconsin. He began his education in art as early as 11 years of age. His first job putting his talent and training to use came in the form of an apprenticeship with the Milwaukee firm Marr & Richards, where he stayed for 3 years, drawing and engraving on wood. The subsequent years included many moves, from Milwaukee to Chicago, and later to New York, where he studied at ASL and was encouraged by Professor Packard to pursue a career as an illustrator at a European school. Nichols left for Munich in October 1885 to attend the Royal Academy, where he studied under Heckel, became a member of the American Club, and socialized with Carl von Marr, the clubs president. He went to London for a little while, and worked as an illustrator. By 1893 hed returned to New York, working mostly in advertising, and illustrating for Harpers Weekly and Century magazines. He helped organize the New York Water Color Club. Nichols didnt curb his parapatetic lifestyle until he moved to Laguna Beach, California, in 1894. The art community in Los Angeles was in its infancy, but he got a teaching job at the Echo Mountain summer school, and he was inspired by the scenery of Yosemite, Monterey, San Juan Capistrano, and other locations in southern California. He stayed in Laguna Beach until his death in 1939. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.
Eine Orientreise. Illustriert nach Original-Zeichnungen von Franz von Pausinger. Mit 37 Radirungen von J. Klaus und 100 Holzschnitten von F.W. Bader.
Wien, k.k.Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1884. 166 + 3 S. OLwd. EA. - Ebd. etw. berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise
[Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek
LA LUZ DEL CIELO, DEVOCIONARIO QUE CONTIENE EL EJERCICIO CONTIDIANO..
Paris: Laplace, Sanchez, 1884. Some pages foxed, covers very fine. Small 8vo. (iv) 615p. Large print. Illustrated with four steel-engraved plates and a frontispiece in chromolithography by Emrik & Binger, Haarlem. Bound in full tortoiseshell with watered silk endpapers, a.e.g., with tortoiseshell clasps, the upper cover with borders of lace work silver overlay. A lovely example of this binding style.
[Bookseller: First Folio
Washington 1884 - Three-quarter bound in red cloth over marbled paper boards, gilt imprint, newer endpapers added, mylar cover. Rubbed edges and board faces. Gilt top edge with scuffs. Binding tight. Deckle edge with some chipping and edge wear. Interior clean. Pages xviii; 237; 56 unpaginated plates with leaves separating them, including 7 fold-outs. Paleontologist-in-charge at the United States Geological Survey, O. C. Marsh privately published this large format version of his work before the official USGS monograph was published. The first original endpaper of this presentation copy is inscribed "To J. C. Cady With kind regards of O. C. Marsh Dec. 25th, 1885." Josiah Cleveland Cady was a prominent architect whose accomplishments included the design of the American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Opera House in New York. He also designed O. C. Marsh's mansion in New Haven, Connecticut, now a National Historic Landmark. Marsh raised the standards for scientific field work and description in his career as a vertebrate paleontologist. This work describes the Paleocene Dinocerata, rhinoceros-like creatures, with many detailed illustrations. ; 14 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 11 3/4"; 165 pp; Signed by Author [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA