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         Oriental Carpets - How They are Made and Conveyed to Europe with a Narrative of a Journey to the East in Search of Them.

      T. Fisher Unwin, London. 1884 - First edition. Octavo. pp [xvi], 75. Eleven plates, including one in colour showing a Daghestan rug. Folding map. Two pages of adverts at end. Pictorial cloth stamped on gilt, black and blind. The earliest book in English on rugs. Recent Russian military victories enabled the intrepid author to visit areas that would otherwise have been too dangerous. He established a direct trading route between the Middle East and Britain.Hinges cracked but tight. Some light rubbing to edges of covers. Very good indeed. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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         Les Poètes maudits Tristan Corbière. Arthur Rimbaud. Stéphane Mallarmé.

      Paris, Léon Vanier, 1884 18,4 x 12,2 cm, broché, couverture imprimée en rouge et noir, feuillet fin de brochage, faux-titre, titre, IV pp. (Avertissement), 56 pp., feuillet fin de brochage, 3 portraits hors-texte sur Chine, étui en demi-maroquin à nerfs. Édition originale dont le tirage fut limité à 253 exemplaires sur vélin blanc, illustrée de trois portraits gravés sur papier de Chine : Tristan Corbière en 1875, année de sa mort ; Arthur Rimbaud, d'après la photographie de Carjat (1871) ; Stéphane Mallarmé, d'après le tableau de Manet (1876). Premier ouvrage en prose de Verlaine, et son premier livre publié par Léon Vanier. Exemplaire de choix, broché, en très bel état. La plupart des exemplaires comportent des rousseurs, le nôtre en est exempt. Conservé dans un étui en demi-maroquin portant sur la première garde l'ex-libris de Robert von Hirsch. Clouzot, 267. En dépit d'un tirage confidentiel, la mince plaquette eut un retentissement considérable. Elle consacrait la véritable apparition sur la scène littéraire de "ces précieux noms, dont l'un obscur, l'autre à demi-inconnu, l'autre méconnu" ; trois poètes présentés par Verlaine comme des maîtres. On y trouve notamment, en édition originale, six poèmes d'Arthur Rimbaud parmi les plus fameux : Voyelles, Oraison du soir, Les Assis, Les Effarés, Les Chercheuses de poux, Le Bateau ivre. Clouzot, 267.

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         UNE PAGE D'AMOURPrécédée d'une lettre-préface, avec dessins d'Edouard Dantan, gravés à l'eau-forte par A. Duvivier?

      Paris Librairie des Bibliophiles 1884 2- 2 volumes in-8 - Illustrés d'un portrait-frontispice et de 10 eaux-fortes hors-texte d'après Edouard Dantan et d'ornements par Giacomelli. Tirage à 250 exemplaires numérotés. Ici, l'un des 200 exemplaires sur Vélin de Hollande à la forme.

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         BIBLIOTECA DI SCIENZE POLITICHE. Scelta collezione delle più importanti opere moderne, italiane e straniere di scienze politiche, diretta da A. Brunialti. Serie I-III. (Tutto il pubblicato).

      1884. Torino, 1884-1925, volumi 27, in-8, bella rilegatura artigianale in mezza pelle nera con nervetti e scritte in oro su cartelli in pelle rossa. Mancano solamente il volume II del Brunialti - Diritto costituzionale ed il Chester - Costituzioni esotiche. Il volume di Triepel - Diritto interno è in fotocopia, ma rilegato come tutti gli altri. È presente il volume di Laband che è quasi introvabile. Stupendo esemplare.

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         Catalogue of the Choice Library of the Late Mr. Francis Bedford, the Eminent Bookbinder (SALE: 21 March 1884 and four days following)

      London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 21 March 1884, 1884. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo. Contemporary half calf (front joint sympathetically repaired). Ruled in red. [2], 111 pp. 1551 lots described. Anthony Hobson's priced copy, with buyers' names in a contemporary hand. This is the important posthumous sale catalogue of the library of Francis Bedford (1799-1883), one of the most accomplished English binders of his time; his style was entirely retrospective, inspired by the great French binders of the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. He was employed by many of the most eminent English collectors. His library, which realized £4861, included numerous books of bibliographical and bookbinding interest, many bound by himself and his one-time partner, John Clarke. A contemporary account of the sale refers explicitly to Bedford's binding on Rogers' "Poems" (2 vols., London, 1830-1834) now in the Morgan Library (Bindings Collection, PML 7224-7225): "No. 1244 is Mr. Bedford's chef d'oeuvre, being two volumes of Rogers's Poems containing exquisite proofs of the engravings by Turner, Stothard, etc., bound in olive morocco, covered with minute gold tooling, relieved by variegated letters, lined with red morocco, and vellum fly-leaves likewise covered with gold tooling. This magnificent specimen of the deceased binder's skill was several times exhibited, and was always recognized as his masterpiece." (SOURCE: "The Bibliographer," 1884, vol. V, p. 124). The Dante of 1544 (lot 436), bound "in the Grolier style" and which Bedford himself considered to be his masterpiece, realized £49. Bedford is known to have expressed his desire to be buried with the book in question; this wish was obviously never realized. W.Y. Fletcher wrote an excellent biography of him in DNB (Supplement). Anthony R.A. Hobson (1921-2014) was perhaps the foremost authority on the history of bookbinding. The Grolier Club copy does not have prices or buyers' names. Incredibly, there does not seem to be a copy in the Morgan Library. Ours is the only copy on the market, priced or otherwise.

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         Biblia, dat is de Gantsche Heylige Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonycke Boecken des Ouden ende des Nieuwen Testaments. Door last van de Hoogh Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ende volgens 't besluyt van de synode nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de oorspronckelicke Griecksche tale in onse Nederlantsche getrouwelick overgesett: met aenteeckeningen van de gelijck-luydende texten. Door gemeyne ordre der Nederlantsche kercken van druckfauten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generaak der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen, in den jare 1773 gekooren met de n

      Amsterdam, J. Brandt en Zoon, en te haarlem, Johannes Enschedé en Zonen (Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie) 1884/1870 - 416, 126, 132 folia. Origineel Leer met 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1,5 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 18,5 x L. 11,5 x D. 7 cm. (De onder- en bovenkant van de rug is wat sleets, met een handgeschreven familieregister op de voorste schutbladen daterend tot het jaar 1948. De binnenkant van de klampen is gegraveerd met op de bovenste klamp de initialen GHD en op de onderste klamp het jaar 1918. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Aantrekkelijke band van bruin leer voorzien van royaal zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De draagketting aan het kerkboek past bij de achttiende eeuwse gewoonte om allerlei voorwerpen aan een kettinkje mee te dragen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorden bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.)

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         La Syrie d'aujourd'hui. Voyages dans la Phénicie, le Liban et la Judée 1875-1880

      - Hachette & Cie, Paris 1884, 25,5x34,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edizione ha illustrato alcuni 364 stampe da fotografie originali di Bonfils e 9 carte. Binding Editor completo policromo dolore, torna liscia decorata con motivi decorativi dorati e arabisti, piatti ornate con un grande piatto di motivi decorativi policromi firmato A. Souze, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, i bordi dorati. Alcuni piccola foxing senza gravità, un piccolo strappo nella parte superiore della guardia accanto alla pagina occhietto. Bellissimo esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 364 gravures dont certaines d'après des photographies originales de Bonfils ainsi que de 9 cartes. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein chagrin polychrome, dos lisse orné de motifs décoratifs dorés et arabisants, plats ornementés d'une grande plaque à motifs décoratifs polychromes signée de A. Souze, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches dorées. Quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité, une petite déchirure en tête de la garde en regard de la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire.

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         Storia genealogica delle famiglie illustri italiane.

      Firenze, Ulisse Diligenti, (1884) due volumi in-4¡ legature in mezza pelle moderna rossa con impress. ai dorsi, pp. nn. (alcune centinaia) con due frontespizi xilogr. col. a mano e 147 bellissime tavole in xilografia a piena pagina pure colorate a mano e raffiguranti stemmi nobiliari. Vol. I : Accursi - Aiossa - Alberti - Altemps - Andreoli - Angelini - Ansidei - Astengo - Avignonesi - Baccani - Baldi - Baldini - Bandini Piccolomini - Barbarigo - Barberini - Bargagli - Bartolommei - Baviera - Belforti - Bellini - Benini - Benvenuti - Berardi - Bernardi - Bernardini - Bertolli - Bertolotti Sequi - Bianchini - Bofondi - Bonaparte - Borromeo - Boselli - Bracci - Brunamonti - Bruschetti - Bufalini - Bulgarini - Cambi Importuni - Candida gi? Filangieri - Caracciolo - Carcani - Carranza - Cassibile - Cavalcab? - Cavaniglia - Celesia - Cerretani - Cesarini - Cilleni Nepis - Ciofi - Cirino - Cito - Cittadella Vigodarzere - Colocci - Corsini - Costanzo - Crisolini - D'Ancora - da Barberino - dal Pozzo Della Cisterna - de Bianchi - de Blasio - de Cillis - de Ferrariis - de Fornari - degli Oddi - della Chiesa - della Corte - di Marsciano - Donati - Donnini Alfani - Doria - Fabiani Beni - Fanelli Poli - Farrattini - Ferrari - Ferri - Filangeri - Franciarini - Frescobaldi - Francica Nava - Gabrielli - Gai - Galilei - Galli Tassi - Gambarini - Gandolfi. Vol. II : Gherardi - Ginori - Giudici - Grazioli - Grio - Lenzoni - Luzzi - Malaspina - Malavolti - Mancini - Manfrin - Marincola - Mastai Ferretti - Medici - Medici Tornaquinci - Meli Lupi - Memmi - Mieli - Migliorati - Miniati - Morpurgo - Nobili-Vitelleschi - Orsini - Padiglione - Palizzolo - Pallavicini - Pannilini - Passerini - Pecori - Pecori Giraldi - Pedicini - Piccolomini - Pierazzi - Pieri - Piscicelli Taeggi - Pocci - Pongileoni - Puccini - Ranieri - Ridolfi - Rinuccini - San Felice - San Martino Ramondetto - Saracinelli - Sarri - Scarampi - Schneiderff - Sermattei Della Genga - Servadio - Stagno - Tarugi - Torlonia - Torriani - Trinci - Vaj - Varano - Venuti - Visone - Zappi - Zarini - Zucchi.

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         Autograph letter signed ("Rudolf"). Vienna, 8. III. 1884.

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

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         1884 Original Paperback Wisden No Restoration

      Hi, I recently purchased a set of Wisdens and the first 50 of the run were in a suitcase that had not been opened for over 50 years. This lot is an 1884 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year. The spine paper is excellent, just some wear to the ends and to the side. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some darkness to them, mainly in the middle of the front cover. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Spotting to page block but not much at all inside the book. Some rounding off on the corners of the covers and first couple of pages. No restoration.

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         1884 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Covers/Spine Great Price

      Hi, This is an 1884 Original Paperback Wisden, only the 21st Edition, It is original but the facsimile covers and spine have been added professionally. Otherwise it is a lovely clean wisden, some red speckles to the page block, otherwise a very nice original, cant see any spotting which is rare. A very nice book and under £600!

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         1884 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      Hi, This lot is an 1884 Original Wisden , Rebound without the covers. In very good condition, no covers within but otherwise complete and in a nice binding. Small nick to the first page, it is internally nice and clean, hardly a mark and no real trimming, Buy-it-now. More Photos on request.

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         NERTO

      HACHETTE ET CIE 1884 - Ouvrage de collection unique en édition originale. Cet ouvrage de collection présente l'unicité et la rareté d'avoir été relié par Henriette Varade. Il possède en plus du frontispice, 16 illustrations réalisées au pastel et signées par Henriette Varade, de manière unique et inédite.(Plus de photographies disponibles sur demande. Cet ouvrage a par ailleurs appartenu au poète peintre maritime marseillais, Louis Brauquier. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Little Showman's Series No. 2 - Spring

      NY: McLoughlin Bros., 1884. First printing. Hardcover. Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis. A 13 5/8" x 10 1/2" applied litho on board book with a single page including a three-tier pop-up scene --a cradle and little girl in the forward tier rock to and fro. Illustrated by Charles Howard. Rhyming verse at base is titled "Spring- How We Amuse Ourselves in Doors". The pop-up theme is relevant to the verse. Back cover promotes a new Object Teach Book by McLoughlin with illustrations from a sample page.

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         The Little Showman's Series No. 2 - Spring

      McLoughlin Bros., NY 1884 - A 13 5/8" x 10 1/2" applied litho on board book with a single page including a three-tier pop-up scene --a cradle and little girl in the forward tier rock to and fro. Illustrated by Charles Howard. Rhyming verse at base is titled "Spring- How We Amuse Ourselves in Doors". The pop-up theme is relevant to the verse. Back cover promotes a new Object Teach Book by McLoughlin with illustrations from a sample page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mémoires sur les lépidoptères. Rédigés par N. M. Romanoff. Tome I-II, IV-VI, and IX.

      St.-Pétersbourg, Privately published, 1884-1897. Six volumes [of nine] in six, 4to. Text, and 90 plates of which 89 finely hand-coloured [I (1884) 181 pp., 10 plates; II (1885) 262 pp., 16 plates; IV (1890) xvii, 577 pp., 22 plates (including one tinted plate A, between pp. 192-193), one rose-tinted table on p. 146, and a rose-tinted map on p. 196. Lacks one map (as usual); V (1889) [i], 248 pp., 12 plates; VI (1892) 701 pp., 16 plates; IX (1897) 367 pp., 14 plates]. Contemporary half calf over embossed cloth. Spines five raised bands and gilt title. Speckled edges [volumes I-II, IV]; Later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Patterned endpapers [volumes V, VI, IX].= A beautifully illustrated work and one of the rarest publications on butterflies. Even single volumes are very rare, and of volume 8 only about ten copies exist, since most were destroyed in a fire. This set comprises volumes 1-2, 4-6, and 9. A modern reprint of volume 8 is included for free. In this set, all 89 plates that should be finely hand-coloured are indeed so. The work contains contributions by several leading entomologists of the late 19th century, including Christoph, Snellen, Standfuss, Staudinger, and others, including Romanoff himself. Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanoff (1859-1919) was the only naturalist of the Czar family. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks. The various contributions here are mainly written in German and French, and many new species are introduced. Volume IV forms a single, large monograph, titled "Le Pamir et sa fauna lépidoptérologique" and is written by G. Groum-Grshimaïlo, who provided several other contributions. It lacks the map. Otherwise all volumes are complete. Copies having several or many of the plates uncoloured do exist, but in this set all plates are in original, very fine hand-colouring. Former owner's name handwritten in the upper margin of the title pages of volumes V, VI, and IX; some shallow worming in the spine of volumes V-IX, and few pages lightly spotted, otherwise a fine, clean set. All volumes were printed in very low numbers, so they are rarely for sale. Junk, Bibliotheca Lepidopterologica, 2268; Nissen ZBI, 4678. Not in Horn-Schenkling II.

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         Mémoires sur les lépidoptères. Rédigés par N. M. Romanoff. Tome I-II, IV-VI, and IX.

      - St.-Pétersbourg, Privately published, 1884-1897. Six volumes [of nine] in six, 4to. Text, and 90 plates of which 89 finely hand-coloured [I (1884) 181 pp., 10 plates; II (1885) 262 pp., 16 plates; IV (1890) xvii, 577 pp., 22 plates (including one tinted plate A, between pp. 192-193), one rose-tinted table on p. 146, and a rose-tinted map on p. 196. Lacks one map (as usual); V (1889) [i], 248 pp., 12 plates; VI (1892) 701 pp., 16 plates; IX (1897) 367 pp., 14 plates]. Contemporary half calf over embossed cloth. Spines five raised bands and gilt title. Speckled edges [volumes I-II, IV]; Later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Patterned endpapers [volumes V, VI, IX].= A beautifully illustrated work and one of the rarest publications on butterflies. Even single volumes are very rare, and of volume 8 only about ten copies exist, since most were destroyed in a fire. This set comprises volumes 1-2, 4-6, and 9. A modern reprint of volume 8 is included for free. In this set, all 89 plates that should be finely hand-coloured are indeed so. The work contains contributions by several leading entomologists of the late 19th century, including Christoph, Snellen, Standfuss, Staudinger, and others, including Romanoff himself. Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanoff (1859-1919) was the only naturalist of the Czar family. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks. The various contributions here are mainly written in German and French, and many new species are introduced. Volume IV forms a single, large monograph, titled "Le Pamir et sa fauna lépidoptérologique" and is written by G. Groum-Grshimaïlo, who provided several other contributions. It lacks the map. Otherwise all volumes are complete. Copies having several or many of the plates uncoloured do exist, but in this set all plates are in original, very fine hand-colouring. Former owner's name handwritten in the upper margin of the title pages of volumes V, VI, and IX; some shallow worming in the spine of volumes V-IX, and few pages lightly spotted, otherwise a fine, clean set. All volumes were printed in very low numbers, so they are rarely for sale. Junk, Bibliotheca Lepidopterologica, 2268; Nissen ZBI, 4678. Not in Horn-Schenkling II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ferrovie dell'Alta Italia. Album delle locomotive. (Segue): Album delle carrozze. (Segue): Album dei carri. Torino. 1884

      Tip. lit. f.lli Pozzo, 1884. 3 voll. in 4, cm 31,5 x 38, pp. (8) con 75 tavole fuori testo raffiguranti le locomotive; (16) con 55 tavole fuori testo raffiguranti le carrozze in servizio complete di dati tecnici; (18) con 62 tavole fuori testo raffiguranti i carri complete di dati tecnici. Tutta tela rossa e marrone con titoli in oro e stemma del Regno ai piatti anteriori. Dorso rifatto ad uno dei volumi. Esemplare appartenuto a Federico Frescot, ingegnere e capo del servizio del materiale della S. F. A. I. che firma anche questi volumi. La tavola n. 57 raffigura il primo esemplare della innovativa locomotiva progettata da Frescot e costruita dalle officine torinesi della S.F.A.I.. Ogni tavola, insieme alle illustrazioni delle varie carrozze, contiene dati sulla  ditta di costruzione, anno e informazioni tecniche. Le Ferrovie dell'Alta Italia vennero fondate nel 1866 e coprivano praticamente tutto il Nord Italia sino a Bologna. erano frutto della risistemazione della rete voluta dal governo tra il 1864 - 65 su spinta di Quintino, Sella, Jacini e Correnti. La legge del maggio 1865 impose la fusione tra la Societa' delle strade ferrate lombarde e quella dell'Italia Centrale e l'attribuzione a queste delle linee esercitate dallo stato nella vallata del Po tra l'Appennino e le Alpi. La societa' si impegno' a versare allo stato la somma di 200 milioni, ad ultimare i lavori in diverse stazioni e nel porto di Genova e costruire diversi brevi tronchi.  Nel 1885, causa un profondo dissesto economico, questa rete venne divisa tra Ferrovie del Mediterraneo e la Rete Adriatica. Questi tre album contengono tutto il materiale rotabile utilizzato, realizzato o acquisito nel corso dei molti anni di  attivita' di questa concessionaria e rappresentano un ampliamento del precedente album realizzato nel 1876 e ampiamente citato in: Briano, Storia delle ferrovie in Italia, II, p. 35 e segg. ITA

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         Ferrovie dell'Alta Italia. Album delle locomotive. (Segue): Album delle carrozze. (Segue): Album dei carri. Torino. 1884

      Tip. lit. f.lli Pozzo, Torino 1884 - 3 voll. in 4, cm 31,5 x 38, pp. (8) con 75 tavole fuori testo raffiguranti le locomotive; (16) con 55 tavole fuori testo raffiguranti le carrozze in servizio complete di dati tecnici; (18) con 62 tavole fuori testo raffiguranti i carri complete di dati tecnici. Tutta tela rossa e marrone con titoli in oro e stemma del Regno ai piatti anteriori. Dorso rifatto ad uno dei volumi. Esemplare appartenuto a Federico Frescot, ingegnere e capo del servizio del materiale della S. F. A. I. che firma anche questi volumi. La tavola n. 57 raffigura il primo esemplare della innovativa locomotiva progettata da Frescot e costruita dalle officine torinesi della S.F.A.I.ÂOgni tavola, insieme alle illustrazioni delle varie carrozze, contiene dati sulla Âditta di costruzione, anno e informazioni tecniche. Le Ferrovie dell'Alta Italia vennero fondate nel 1866 e coprivano praticamente tutto il Nord Italia sino a Bologna. erano frutto della risistemazione della rete voluta dal governo tra il 1864 - 65 su spinta di Quintino, Sella, Jacini e Correnti. La legge del maggio 1865 impose la fusione tra la Societa' delle strade ferrate lombarde e quella dell'Italia Centrale e l'attribuzione a queste delle linee esercitate dallo stato nella vallata del Po tra l'Appennino e le Alpi. La societa' si impegno' a versare allo stato la somma di 200 milioni, ad ultimare i lavori in diverse stazioni e nel porto di Genova e costruire diversi brevi tronchi. ÂNel 1885, causa un profondo dissesto economico, questa rete venne divisa tra Ferrovie del Mediterraneo e la Rete Adriatica. Questi tre album contengono tutto il materiale rotabile utilizzato, realizzato o acquisito nel corso dei molti anni di Âattivita' di questa concessionaria e rappresentano un ampliamento del precedente album realizzato nel 1876 e ampiamente citato in: Briano, Storia delle ferrovie in Italia, II, p. 35 e segg. ITA

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         Eine Orientreise. Beschrieben vom Kronprinzen Rudolf von Oesterreich illustrirt nach Original-Zeichnungen von Franz von Pausinger.

      Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1884.. 2°. 3 Bll., 166 S., 2 Bll. Mit 100 Holzschn. v. F. W. Baader u. 37 ganzseit. Orig.-Radierungen v. J. Klau (inkl. Titelportr.). OLn. Mit reicher Gold- u. Schwarzpräg. Vollgoldschn. Kanten schwach berieb. Durchgeh. leicht stockfl. Exlibris a. d. flieg. Vors. EA. Großformatige Ausgabe des Reiseberichtes von Kronprinz Rudolf über seine Reise nach Ägypten und Palästina mit der Rückreise durch die Türkei und Griechenland, 1881.

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         Deutsche Renaissance in

      Leipzig, Seemann, 1884-1887. 2 vol. in-folio, reliure demi-toile (le premier rel. éditeur, titre doré en long au dos, le second reliure neuve, titre sur étiquette), [4] ff., 130 planches + [3] ff., 70-60 pl., la plupart en bistre, certaines doubles ou dépliantes, [14] ff. de commentaires. Selten. Coupes et coins frottés, un mors sup. fendu en pied sur cinq cm., très rares rousseurs, très bon ex. Rare ensemble complet des 2 volumes réunissant les 4 livraisons : 1. Steiermark. - 2. Böhmen. - 3. Ober-

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         Reisen in Tibet und am oberen Lauf des Gelben Flusses in den Jahren 1879 bis 1880. Aus dem Russischen frei in das Deutsche übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Stein-Nordheim. Mit zahlr. Ill.und einer Karte in Farbendruck.

      Jena , H. Costenoble, 1884 - XIV, 281 Seiten, 1 Karte Halblederband der Zeit, im Leder etwas berieben. Gutes vollständiges Exemplar - 2 kleine Vorbesitzstempel im Vorsatz. Insg. textsauber, gelegentlich im Blattrand schwach fleckig, teilweise an den Tafeln oder deren Rükseiten etw. altersfleckig. Die Faltkarte i.d. Lasche teilweise etw. stockfleckig, geringf. randrissg. L89 - 406 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1005 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Reisen in Tibet und am oberen Lauf des Gelben Flusses in den Jahren 1879 bis 1880. Aus dem Russischen frei in das Deutsche übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Stein-Nordheim. Mit zahlr. Ill.und einer Karte in Farbendruck.

      Jena , H. Costenoble, 1884. XIV, 281 Seiten, 1 Karte Halbleder Halblederband der Zeit, im Leder etwas berieben. Gutes vollständiges Exemplar - 2 kleine Vorbesitzstempel im Vorsatz. Insg. textsauber, gelegentlich im Blattrand schwach fleckig, teilweise an den Tafeln oder deren Rükseiten etw. altersfleckig. Die Faltkarte i.d. Lasche teilweise etw. stockfleckig, geringf. randrissg. L89 - 406 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         ACTES ET CORRESPONDANCE DU CONNETABLE DE LESDIGUIERES publiés sur les originaux

      Grenoble, Edouard Allier, 1884. 3 forts volumes in-4, demi-chagrin tabac du temps, dos à nerfs, pièces de titres et tomaisons brunes, (LXXI+596),(ft+t+631),(ft+t+584pp). TRES RARE OUVRAGE tiré à 375 exemplaires seulement; celui-ci est l'un des 125 sur hollande teinté (n°77). Malgré de minimes rousseurs il s'agit d'un magnifique exemplaire à grandes marges, papier dans l'ensemble très blanc, dans une reliure du temps. Belles vignettes de titres polychromes. Originaire des Hautes-Alpes, d'une famille ancienne mais pauvre, Lesdiguières est un personnage majeur de l'histoire dauphinoise. "Ardent partisan de la réforme, il se dégouta vite de cette existence tranquille et, partit comme simple soldat dans les rangs des calvinistes dauphinois. Il révéla rapidement ses talents militaires et fut placé à la tête de tous les protestants du Dauphiné (1577). Henri IV le nomma lieutenant général de ses armées de Piémont, Savoie et Dauphiné. Il battit le Duc de Savoie et le força à signer la paix de Lyon en 1601. Nommé ensuite gouverneur du Dauphiné, puis maréchal de France, puis Duc et Pair (1611), il fut revêtu de la dignité de Connétable en 1622 à la mort de Luynes. Sous l'influence de François de Sales il abjura le Calvinisme", (Mourre, 3256). Les Actes et correspondance sont ses seuls textes publiés.

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         L'étoile du Sud (Au pays des diamants). L'Archipel en feu.

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation J. Hetzel & Cie, 1884.In-8 de [8]-242-[2] pages de table-[4]-198-[2] pages de table, 8p. du cat. CH, cartonnage rouge "aux deux éléphants" de type 3 de Lenègre. Joli exemplaire dont le premier cahier est très légèrement déboîté (à peine 1 millimètre), et un minuscule accroc en queue (2 millimètres). Illustré de 112 dessins de L. Benett et 2 cartes. Première édition collective, et c'est la première apparition de ce cartonnage [Jauzac, cart. double n°19, p. 238].

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         Les duels célèbres

      - Rouveyre et Blanc éditeurs, Paris, 1884. In-8 (23 x 15 cm) reliure demi-chagrin à coin, dos à nerfs à titres et filets dorés, doré sur tête, couverture illustrée conservée, XXI p.,180 pages. Illustrations : bandeaux et culs-de lampes, planches sur chine. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vergé (N°66/650). en excellent état. Hommage de l'auteur. Préface de Aurélien Scholl.

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         Les duels célèbres

      Rouveyre et Blanc éditeurs, Paris, 1884. In-8 (23 x 15 cm) reliure demi-chagrin à coin, dos à nerfs à titres et filets dorés, doré sur tête, couverture illustrée conservée, XXI p.,180 pages. Illustrations : bandeaux et culs-de lampes, planches sur chine. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vergé (N°66/650). en excellent état. Hommage de l'auteur. Préface de Aurélien Scholl.

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         THE CENTURY GUILD HOBBY HORSE.

      The prepublication issue: Number 1 (only issue published before publication of the journal proper started two years later). Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent. April 1884. Original pictorial wrappers, 28.5 x 22.5 cm.; untrimmed; front cover expertly reinforced at the outer edge, otherwise fine. With the prospectus for the journal. The rare pre-publication issue, edited by A.H.Macmurdo, with woodcut head and tail pieces throughout, frontcover & title-page woodengraved by Selwyn Image, a lithographed frontispiece by an anonymous member of the Guild, and essays and literary contribs. by Image, Florence Marshall, Macmurdo and others.

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         Severo Torelli. Drame en cinq actes en vers. Représenté pour la première fois sur le Théâtre National de l'Odéon le 21 novembre 1883

      Paris Lemerre 1884 In4 COPPÉE (François) - Severo Torelli. Drame en cinq actes en vers. Représenté pour la première fois sur le Théâtre National de l'Odéon le 21 novembre 1883 - Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1884 - in4 broché, couverture rempliée imprimée, 142pp - rousseurs éparses -Fil du 1er cahier coupé- Achevé d'imprimer à la date du 15 mars 1884. n°5/15 sur Japon numéroté et paraphé par l'éditeur au justificatif - Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'aquarelles originales dans le texte d'E. Vincent. Très bonEd. numérotée

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         REVUE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT DES LANGUES VIVANTES, 1884-1929, 28 VOLUMES

      1884. Librairie Henri Didier. 1884-1929. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable. 7 volumes (recueils) reliés demi-cuir, 18 volumes à couverture rigide, et 30 fascicules pour 3 années (complètes). Titre, date et filets dorés sur les dos des volumes reliés demi-cuir. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque sur certains 1ers plats et en pages de titre. Couverture du 1er volume (1884-1887) abîmée, avec manques, ses 1ers feuillets étant détachés. De la 1re année, mars-fév. 1884-1885, au n° 12, 46e année, déc. 1929. Sommaire de la 1re année: L'Action, Un psaume de vie par Longfellow, J. Duchesne. Agrégation des Lycées. Byron jugé par Swinburne, Baret. Concours de 1883, de 1884, de 1885. Conseils aux candidats. Egmont de Goethe, A. Ehrhard. L'Enseignement des Langues Vivantes. La Littérature allemande aux XVIIe-XVIIIe s., Hallberg. Le Laocoon à l'Agrégation d'Allemand et au Baccalauréat, J. Parmentier. Nous sommes Sept, Souvenir de Wordsworth, J. Duchesne. Pauvre Suzanne, Imité de Wordswoth, J. Duchesne. Résignation, POésie, Trad. de Longfellow, J. Duchesne. Un peu de grammaire s'il vous plaît !, etc. Sommaire du n° 12, déc. 1929: J. Dresch, Agrégation d'Allemand. Floris Delattre, Agrégation d'Anglais.

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         "Von der Hofoper". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. O. O. u. D.

      1884. 17 SS. auf 17 Bll. 8vo. Textvorlage des (wie von alter Hand vermerkt) in der "

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         Manon, Opéra comique en 5 Actes et 6 Tableaux.

      Paris, G. Hartmann, Editeur, sans date (1884), 1 volume de 190x280 mm environ, 387 pages, reliure postérieure en cuir cognac avec riches ornements dorés de Gruel, sous étui, gardes en soie avec ex-libris sur le premier contreplat, couvertures d'origine conservées, tranches dorées. Edition originale avec long envoi avec musiques de Massenet. Etui légèrement frotté sur les angles, parfait pour le reste. Jules Massenet est un compositeur français né le 12 mai 1842 à Montaud (aujourd'hui quartier de Saint-Étienne) et mort le 13 août 1912 à Paris.Manon est un opéra en cinq actes de Jules Massenet, livret de Henri Meilhac et Philippe Gille, d'après le roman de l'abbé Prévost, l'Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut. Il fut créé à l'Opéra-comique de Paris le 19 janvier 1884. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eh. Gästeliste mit Paraphe. O. O., [30. IV. 1884].

      1884. (½+1 =) 1½ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Obersthofmeister Fürst Hohenlohe: "Ich bitte zu einem Diner für Morgen ½7 Uhr die Einladungsliste entwerfen zu lassen und mir dieselbe zur Genehmigung zu schicken [...]". - Auf der beiliegenden Liste sind in Bleistift die Namen der Gäste - "Kronprinz, Kronprinzessin, Prinz Leopold, Prinzessin Gisela und ich" - notiert, darunter vermerkt der Kaiser gleichfalls in Bleistift: "um 5 Uhr in Schönbrunn im Zimmer, wo bei den beiden letzten Diners sich die Suiten versammelt haben", und hierunter in Tinte: "Sogleich zu veranlassen. Dem Control[l]amte wegen guten menu's und soignirten diner's zu verständigen". - Der Brief in gutem Zustand, die Gästeliste mit stärkeren Falt- und leichteren Gebrauchsspuren.

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         Royal Commission on Prisons in Ireland Two volumes in one volume with the Seventh Report of The General Prisons Board 1884/5

      Alexander Thom & Sons - 1884. Hardcover. 258pp. 519pp. and 190pp. bound in one volume.Folio .Bound in Maroon cloth with new label. .From the Library of the Public Record Office. . . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [Crawhall, Joseph] Old Aunt Elspa's Spelling Bee, 1884 [together with] Old Aunt Elspa's ABC, 1885

      London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1884-1885. First editions. Two separate titles. Two of the scarce "One Shilling" toybooks, similar bound, oblong octavo with printed and illustrated wrappers, woodcut illustrations throughout by Joseph Crawhall. Spelling Bee inscribed to Phylllis Crawhall-Wilson. Both books very good with usual fraying and soiling to covers. Scarce set of early and delicate Crawhall books.

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         Crawhall, Joseph] Old Aunt Elspa's Spelling Bee, 1884 [together with] Old Aunt Elspa's ABC, 1885

      Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press 1884-1885, London - Two separate titles. Two of the scarce "One Shilling" toybooks, similar bound, oblong octavo with printed and illustrated wrappers, woodcut illustrations throughout by Joseph Crawhall. Spelling Bee inscribed to Phylllis Crawhall-Wilson. Both books very good with usual fraying and soiling to covers. Scarce set of early and delicate Crawhall books. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Jadis et Naguère

      1884Paris, Léon Vanier, 1884. Broché, 120 x 188 mm, 159 pp. Petit manque angulaire sur le premier plat, épidermures sur lea dos. EDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 500 exemplaires. Publié la même année que Les Poètes maudits, Jadis & Naguère recueille 42 pièces dont le poème Langueur dédié à Georges Courteline dont les premiers vers furent reconnus comme fondateur du mouvement décadent :" Je suis l'Empire à la fin de la décadence / Qui regarde passer les grands barbares blancs / En composant des acrostiches indolents, / D'un style d'or où la langueur du soleil danse". LES EXMEPLAIRES EN BROCHURE D'ORIGINE SONT RARES. Le corps du texte ne comporte aucune piqûre.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul"). Wohl Straßburg, 16. V. 1884.

      1884. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten über die letzte Bootsfahrt seines Sohnes Eduard: "[...] am Montag wollte er zu uns zurückkehren. Im April wollte ich mit ihm nach Stettin reisen, um ihn dort der kaiserl. Schiffswerfte anzuvertrauen. Ein unüberwindlicher, dämonischer Zug und Trieb hatte ihn stets zum Wasser geführt und beherrscht. Er sollte uns nicht mehr sehen. Mit meinem s. z. Grönländerkahn hatte der Verwegene über den Rhein gese[t]zt [...] und bei dem Hochwasser überschwemmten Damme schlug der Kahn um, er fand festen Boden unter den Füßen. Hätte er ausgeharrt, bis 3 Freunde im nahen Segelboot ihn erreicht haben würden [...] Aber mit vermessnem Muthe stieg er nochmals in den kleinen Kahn, nochmals schlug derselbe um und jetzt versank er in dem Strom um nicht mehr aufzutauchen. Bis zur Stunde ist seine Leiche noch nicht gefunden. 25 Jahre Sorgen um den einzigen Sohn liegen in dem Fluthen begraben [...]". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in Gedichte in allerlei Humoren (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE).

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         LES BLASPHÈMES - LA CHANSON DES GUEUX - LA MER - MES PARADIS. [4 volumes].

      1884Paris, Maurice Dreyfous, 1884-1885-1886-1894. Quatre volumes grand in-quarto (235 X 287) demi-maroquin du Cap rouge vif à coins, dos quatre nerfs filetés, encadrement de quadruple filet doré dans trois compartiments, ornement à froid avec fleuron doré central, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, large filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée, plats et dos de la couverture conservés excepté pour le premier volume (BERNASCONI pour le premier volume & RANDEYNES). SUPERBE RÉUNION en quatre volumes des principales oeuvres poétiques de Jean Richepin, dont trois en édition originale. - LES BLASPHÈMES. Avec un portrait de l'Auteur par E. de Liphart. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 575 exemplaires. Un des 75 numérotés sur WHATMAN, contenant la SUITE de huit eaux-fortes en deux états, l'une en noir sur vergé, l'autre en sépia sur Japon, exécutées par M. V. A. Poirson pour les éditions in-12 et in-18. - LA CHANSON DES GUEUX. Un portrait par Henri Lefort et 17 planches hors-texte d'après E. Courboin et Maurice Ridouard. Tirage limité à 600 exemplaires. Un des 100 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. L'ouvrage est précédé de deux préfaces de l'auteur. Richepin s'élève contre la condamnation de son livre, neuf ans auparavant, pour atteinte à la morale et aux bonnes moeurs avec emprisonnement de l'auteur et destruction de l'ouvrage. [Relié à la suite :] PIÈCES SUPPRIMÉES. Edition illustrée d'une eau-forte par Henri Lefort. Londres, J.J. Mackenzie Stuart and Ryde, English and French Publishers, 1885. Tirage limité à 600 exemplaires. Un des 100 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. - LA MER. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires. Un des 450 numérotés sur papier vélin. - MES PARADIS. Avec un portrait à l'eau-forte par F. Desmoulin, en deux états. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 400 exemplaires. Un des 30 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. TRES BEL ENSEMBLE dans une jolie reliure homogène en maroquin du Cap. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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         Parrots in Captivity, First Edition, 3 volumes, with 81 chromolithographs, original cloth, 1884 - 1887

      FIRST EDITION, with 81 fine coloured chromolithograph plates of parrots, 3 volumes, sm.4to. (pp. 144 + 114 + 144), original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, parrot design stamped in gilt centre of upper covers, top edges giltThis set is without the supplement published in 1888 containing 9 plates. The supplement is notoriously rare and hardly ever accompanies sets of this work. For decades sets were broken up for these highly decorative parrot plates. It is increasingly difficult to find sets in good condition such as this set here described.

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         Mekka in the latter part of the 19th century[:] daily life, customs and learning[;] the moslims of the East-Indian-Archipelago.Leiden, Brill; London, Luzac & co, 1931. 8vo. With 20 plates (including the frontispiece) showing 21 reproductions of photographs, and 2 maps (including one folding). Original publisher's dark blue cloth.

      Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula 1238; D. van der Wal, Christiaan Snouck Hurgonje: the first western photographer in Mecca, 1884-1885 (2011). First edition of the English translation of a book on the holy city Mecca by the Dutch orientalist and professor Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (1857-1936). The book is divided into four large chapters, dealing respectively with daily life, family life, learning and the Jâwah in Mecca. Each chapter is illustrated with several photographs, mostly portraits, depicting among others a physician, a merchant with his slave, a bride and groom, pilgrims and the doorkeeper of the Kaabah, and also including a view of the Masjid al-Haram mosque. The book closes with an index and two maps, one showing Mecca. During his travels Snouck Hurgronje took many pictures of the holy city and its inhabitants, which made him the first western photographer in the city. In 1888 he published two volumes in German entitled Mekka describing his travels, to which a Bilder-atlas zu Mekka was added in 1888. The present translation is based on the second of the two German volumes from 1888, "which seems likely to appeal to a wider public" (p. V), thus representing a Mecca from nearly fifty years earlier. The two maps included in the first German volume are included here as well, and the 21 reproductions of photographs are a selection from the photographs in the Bilder-atlas.Binding only slighty worn on the top and bottom of the spine with somewhat weak hinges. Otherwise a very good copy, with both the textleaves and plates in very good condition.

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

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.. FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.xvi; 438; [34]. With 174 wood-cut illustrations by Kemble, including a full page frontispiece of Huckleberry Finn, protected by a tissue guard. Recently re-backed using original publisher's pictorial red cloth boards, with original cloth pasted to spine. Gilt titles to spine and upper board. Original brown floral endpapers and publisher's adverts dated October 1884. Adverts quite roughly cut; otherwise a clean near-fine copy internally, solidly re-backed. Original spine cloth darkened and worn, with losses to head and tail (neatly made-up by new back). Very good overall. Following the classic 'boy's own' adventures of the promising young gent Tom Sawyer, Twain here attempts a more mature, somewhat darker picture of a less privileged American childhood on the mighty Mississippi. Regarded by many as a corner-stone of American literature, it confronts issues such as slavery in a sympathetic yet humerously sardonic tone which belonged to Twain alone.

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         WATERCOLOURS OF NEW GUINEA & THE SUDAN CAMPAIGN 1884 - 85

      NEW GUINEA WATERCOLOURS GLANVILLE, Dr. Doyle Album of Watercolours. 1884 - 5. 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.

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

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.. FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.xvi; 438; [34]. With 174 wood-cut illustrations by Kemble, including a full page frontispiece of Huckleberry Finn, protected by a tissue guard. Recently re-backed using original publisher's pictorial red cloth boards, with original cloth pasted to spine. Gilt titles to spine and upper board. Original brown floral endpapers and publisher's adverts dated October 1884. Adverts quite roughly cut; otherwise a clean near-fine copy internally, solidly re-backed. Original spine cloth darkened and worn, with losses to head and tail (neatly made-up by new back). Very good overall. Following the classic 'boy's own' adventures of the promising young gent Tom Sawyer, Twain here attempts a more mature, somewhat darker picture of a less privileged American childhood on the mighty Mississippi. Regarded by many as a corner-stone of American literature, it confronts issues such as slavery in a sympathetic yet humerously sardonic tone which belonged to Twain alone.

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         Cartas de Affonso de Albuquerque, seguidas de documentos que as elucidam [...] sob a direcção de Raymundo António de Bulhão Pato [...]. Lisbon, Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1884-1935.

      1884. Small folio (235 x 295 mm). 7 vols. XXIII, (1), 448 pp. LVIII, 454, (2) pp. XV, (1), 406, (2) pp. XXXVI, 332 pp. CXLVII, (1), 514 pp. CVIII, 498, (2) pp. 313 pp. Splendidly gilt mottled full calf bindings with red spine labels and gilt arms to covers. Marbled endpapers. The letters of Afonso d'Albuquerque (1453-1515), the Great, published from 1884 onwards under the direction of the Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, and edited by Raymundo Antonio de Bulhão Pato. While Albuquerque's famous "Commentaries", which ran to a large number of editions, were collected from his papers by his son Afonso (d. 1580), who published them posthumously in 1557, "the only documents actually originating from the father are in the form of letters" (Howgego). This definitive collection includes a large number of despatches to the King. Albuquerque was one of the most striking personalities in the history of Portuguese discovery and colonialism and is the founder of the Portuguese Empire in the East Indies. He advanced the three-fold Portuguese grand scheme of combatting Islam and securing the trade of spices and the establishment of a vast Portuguese Asian empire. He was the first European to enter the Gulf, led the first voyage by a European fleet into the Red Sea, and was also the first westerner to reach the coast of South-Eastern Arabia: "In 1506 Albuquerque was despatched from Lisbon on an expedition, intended to consolidate Portuguese supremacy in the Indian Ocean. His instructions were to monopolize trade with East India for Portugal, and to exclude both Venetians and Saracens from Indian waters [...] Attacks were made on the Arab ports at Malindi, Hoja, Lamu and Brava, before continuing to Socotra [...] Sailing from Socotra with six ships, Albuquerque coasted the Arabian peninsula, sacked Muscat and Sohar, and then launched an attack on Hormuz during the months of September and October 1507. In spite of the overwhelming forces assembled against him by the island's twelve-year-old ruler, Albuquerque mounted a successful siege, with the result that the ruler become a vassal of the Portuguese crown [...]" (Howgego I, 19-21). - Occasional foxing and browning as common, due to paper; but on the whole a very clean, wide-margined copy, splendidly bound for Dom Diogo de Bragança, Marquês de Marialva (1930-2012), with his arms on the upper covers. Howgego I, 21. Henze I, 36. OCLC 3133888.

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         Autograph letter signed. Zanzibar, 3. VIII. 1884.

      1884. 4to (240 x 190 mm). 8 pp. on two double-leaf stationery, watermarked "Original Malling Mill Kent". To "my dear Smith": "It is most pleasing to see here the S[lave] T[rade] is driven back [...] In fact Kilwa now seems the saintly place [...] If this scarcity of food and failure of crops extends far inland we shall have the population begging to be sold. Mafia [Island] may take in slaves but it is so near the mainland that no person on earth could prevent it while the institute exists - but is their demand enough on Mafia for any great number of slaves? Boette and coconuts are its chief exports. When you go there visit Kisiwani [...] where corals are washed out of the bank in thousands [...] The Kilwa ruling family fled at one time it is mentioned in the old Kilwa chronicle. Did these old Kilwa kings [grow?] nothing but coffee & do the Bavarians buy up the silver and gold? Native traders are no fools and if gold & silver is ever found I would gladly pay a little over the value of the metal to settle a few permits [...] If you see your way I think a trip south should may be time well spent. I daren't visit the Kilwa people (Indians) [...] I feel sure the end of the land S[lave] T[rade] is further south and the local demand must be very great. I have little faith in estimates made on short experience, so often a man takes the one month or two when slaves are brought down and multiplies it by twelves for the year's estimate. One thing is to find out the caravan men [...]". - Written during the Berlin Conference of 1884/1885 which regulated European colonisation and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power, Kirk discusses trade of slaves, as well as gold and silver, the latter mainly in reference to Germans. He suggests that slave trade activity is diminishing near Kilwa due to British abolition efforts, though not as much further south. He then presents theories on estimating the numbers of slaves captured. Also interesting and infrequently documented, he presents concern respecting slavery on Mafia Island. [In the mid-1820s, the town of Kua on Juani Island, the southernmost of the Mafia archipelago, was attacked by Sakalava cannibals arriving from Madagascar with 80 canoes, who ate many of the locals and took the rest into slavery. Under a treaty of 1890, Germany took control of Mafia and constructed the buildings still evident on Chole Island.] - The recipient of the letter, identified as 'Smith', may be Sir Charles Euan-Smith, a Colonel in the British Army who in 1887 he would be appointed Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General for the Dominions of the Sultan of Zanzibar. [In February 1890 the Sultan died and Euan-Smith took advantage of the situation to persuade the new Sultan, Ali bin Said, that Zanzibar should be a British protectorate. This resulted in the so-called Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty of July 1890 in which Germany and the United Kingdom agreed on territorial interests in East Africa.]. - By 1868 Omani traders of Zanzibar had long since driven the Portuguese out and Kilwa had been a leading Arab center of the East African slave trade for more than a century. Thriving European plantation economies as close as Mauritius and as far away as Brazil perpetuated the nefarious trade. Kilwa was eventually absorbed into the Sultanate of Zanzibar (1841-1884) which controlled the lion's share of the East African trade. Zanzibar attracted the attention of European imperial and anti-slavery interests which forced the Sultan to close its then-famous slave market in 1873. To this end, the Sultan Bargash signed an edict making slavery illegal and imprisoned the Governor of Kilwa. Even so, the trade for a time remained brisk and a slave was allegedly sold there as late as 1935. Kilwa was part of the colony of German East Africa from 1886 to 1918. - Sir John Kirk (1832-1922) was a Scottish physician, naturalist, explorer, and British administrator in Zanzibar. He accompanied David Livingstone on his second Zambesi expedition from 1858 to 1863. In 1873 Kirk was made the first British Agent and Consul General of Zanzibar, where he eventually convinced the Sultan of Zanzibar to ban the highly lucrative slave trade. He held this post until he returned to England in 1887. He was also a keen botanist, highly regarded by Sir William Hooker, Joseph Dalton Hooker and William Thistleton-Dyer. After the death of Livingston, Kirk pledged to continue Livingston's work to end the East African slave trade. For years he negotiated with the ruler of Zanzibar, Sultan Bargash, gaining his confidence and promising to help enrich the East African domain through legitimate commerce. The Sultan officially banned slave trading in 1873, but it would continue. In 1881 Kirk decided to post a vice-consul, Mr. Jack Haggard to Lamu, Kenya. By 1885, the region was larger and more profitable, his endeavours becoming ever more challenging. Unfortunately, after the Berlin Conference, the British Government forced Kirk as British Consul in Zanzibar to drop the Sultan as part of the "Scramble for Africa". - In 1873, British agent John Kirk by threatening to blockade Zanzibar got Sayyid Barghash ibn Sa'id to sign a treaty banning the slave trade by sea and promising to protect all liberated slaves. On 5 March, the Sultan passed a decree prohibiting the export of slaves from main land and closing of slave market at Zanzibar. Zanzibar slave market was to be closed within 24 hours. In 1875 Sayyid Barghash visited Queen Victoria in England, and in 1876 he proclaimed that conveyance of slaves by land was prohibited nor could slave caravans approach the coast from the interior. Riots broke out in Mombasa against the freed-slave work of the missions, and at Kilwa slave-traders hid 6,000 slaves near the coast. In 1876 the Sultan decreed that no slaves were to be transported overland. Kirk persuaded Barghash to raise an army, and in 1877 Lt. William Lloyd Mathews was appointed to drill the recruits. Slave-trading continued until the Sultan put the Governor of Kilwa in prison. Kirk estimated that during the 1870s about 10,000 slaves a year crossed the Juba River into Somaliland. As the slave trade eventually declined, the export of rubber, cloves, and ivory greatly increased. In 1907 slavery was finally abolished entirely in Zanzibar and Pemba. Kirk died in 1922 at the age of 90.

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         LE LIVRE DE DEMAIN.

      Blois imprimerie de Raoul Marchand 1884 - . ÉDITION ORIGINALE, À TIRAGE UNIQUE, de cet exceptionnel ouvrage de bibliophilie, créé pour montrer ce que sera la décoration du "livre de demain". Comprenant 38 fascicules reliés en un volume in-8 d'environ 400 pp. Chaque fascicule est artistiquement composé pour présenter les nouveaux procédés de la couleur et de la typographie, en harmonie avec les textes, en vers et en prose, d'auteurs anciens et modernes. Ils sont imprimés sur 38 papiers de natures et de couleurs différentes, vélins, vergés, Chine, granité rose autrichien, papier de paille, gris-fourrure autrichien, soleil couchant d'Angoulême, etc. Ce livre est richement illustré de gravures de diverses techniques, avec 15 hors texte dont 4 eaux-fortes, 4 planches chromatiques en quadrichromie, 2 photolithographies, des silhouettes en noir, des illustrations dans le texte et de nombreux ornements en couleurs. Une dizaine d'échantillons de papiers sont contrecollés à la fin de l'ouvrage. Le tirage est limité à 250 exemplaires numérotés et paraphés par l'auteur et par l'éditeur. Exemplaire d'auteur, unique et personnalisé, imprimé pour Mme Camille de Rochas d'Aiglun, la mère de l'auteur. Comprenant 38 cahiers sur les 42 faussement annoncés dans la table des matières. Reliure pleine toile imprimée de motifs cachemire rouges, gardes ornées de lys rouges sur fond doré, couvertures conservées. Dos pâli, coins et coiffe inférieure un peu usagés, intérieur en bon état, brochage un peu lâche. LES COMMANDES SUPERIEURES A 50 EUROS SONT EXPEDIEES EN SUIVI EN OU EN RECOMMANDE, LES FRAIS DE PORT SERONT AJUSTES EN CONSEQUENCE

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        Nuova antologia di lettere, scienze ed arti - 53 Volumes.

      Roma, Direzione Della Nuova Antologia, 1884 - 1986. - ca. 8000 S. goldembossing on Spine, some signs of use, apart from that all fiftythree books a good condition Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 25550 [Attributes: First Edition]

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