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         Jadis et Naguère. Poèmes.

      - Paris, Léon Vanier, 1884. In-12, plein maroquin janseniste acajou, dos à 5 nerfs daté en pied, titre doré, filet sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées, couverture bleue à la date de 1884 et dos conservés, exemplaire non rogné sous etui cartonné bordé de maroquin (Semet et Plumelle), 159 p., (1) p. d'achevé d'imprimer. Edition originale tirée à 500 exemplaires justifiés sur vélin crème et imprimée par Léo Trézenik. Contient le célèbre poème 'Crimen amoris' . Achevé d'imprimé daté du 30 Novembre 1884. (Carteret II, 422. Clouzot 157. Vicaire VII, 993) Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur la page de titre "bien sympathiquement. P. Verlaine." Bel exemplaire, très frais, relié en plein maroquin par Semet et Plumelle. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         1920s French Sketchbook of Erotic Drawings

      Oblong octavo. Flexible cloth blank book with attached cloth loop to hold a pencil (not present, but we can get you one if you need it). Some modest wear on the boards, two leaves detached and laid in, very good or better, internally near fine. Artist not stated, presumed from provenance to come from Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s. An interesting and unusual sketchbook containing 75 pencil drawings. On the verso of most pages are 39 quickly sketched drawings of well-dressed Parisians sitting or perambulating through parks, very reminiscent of the subjects of Georges Seurat's painting "Un dimanche apres-midi a l'Ile de la Grande Jatte - 1884" ("A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"). On the recto leaves are a total of 36 reasonably detailed and very well-accomplished drawings of couples engaged in many varieties of explicit sexual activity (a few include studies of details in the margins or are less detailed). In any event, it is clear where the author's true enthusiasm lies, and to where his(or her?) energies were devoted. An arresting and pleasing album of accomplished erotic drawings. .

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         THE STAR OF THE SOUTH: A Tale of the Diamond Fields

      1884. [complete in Boy's Own issues] Complete in six monthly issues (26 weekly issues) of: THE BOY'S OWN PAPER. London: The "Leisure Hour" Office, November 1884 - April 1885. Original orange printed wrappers. First Appearance in serial form of one of Jules Verne's less-known tales -- published in book form as THE SOUTHERN STAR in the US and as THE VANISHED DIAMOND in the UK.~Victor Cyprien, a French engineer currently living in the "Diamond Fields" of Griqualand, South Africa desires to marry the beautiful daughter of Mr. Watkins, a man who holds claims to the land that are the "Diamond Fields." Watkins has other plans for his daughter, which includes her staying in South Africa and marrying one of the wealthier diamond miners. To put himself in a better position to win the hand of Alice, Victor buys a share and begins working his own claim. However, Alice convinces him to return to chemistry and pursue his theory that he can synthesize a diamond. The experiment appears to work as a 243-carat diamond is created and named "The Star of the South," which he gives to Alice. When the diamond is stolen, Cyprien and three other potential suitors for the hand of Alice, travel across South Africa in pursuit of the suspected culprit. [Kytasaari]~The serialization in BOY'S OWN, with the above title, began in the weekly number of October 4, 1884; beginning with the weekly number of December 6th the title was changed to THE STAR OF THE SETTLEMENT, with a footnote allowing that the prior title "had been anticipated by a book already published"; and it ended with the number of March 28, 1885. (The monthly issues, containing four or five weekly issues plus inserted ads and a frontispiece plate not connected to the Verne novel, bear the following month's date.) Included are numerous dramatic illustrations from the original French edition. Earlier in March 1885 George Munro published his cheap wrappered edition of THE SOUTHERN STAR (a different translation than this), and in October 1885 Sampson Low published their fully-illustrated hardbound edition of THE VANISHED DIAMOND (this same translation).~All six monthly issues are complete, except that the final one lacks its color plate (they were often removed and framed by buyers); one of the other issues has two plates as required, and another has a larger (folding) color plate. Condition is very good-minus -- the main flaw being that the first issue has corner wear (bugs? mice?) of the first 18 leaves; otherwise there is just the usual relatively-minor wear of the delicate spines, with generally very little soil (at this point BOY'S OWN was still using string, not staples, so there is no staple rust). These are sizable magazines (almost 12 inches tall), so it is quite difficult to procure them in much better condition. Taves & Michaluk p. 167.

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         ALS - Zanzibar Letter

      Zanzibar, 3 August 1884. Manuscript Signed Letter by Sir John Kirk, British administrator in Zanzibar and co - explorer with David Livingstone 8vo. 8 pages on two double - leaf stationery, measuring 24 x 19 cm, watermarked 'Original Malling Mill Kent'. Very good condition. 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.]Excerpts from the letter: "My dear Smith... It is most pleasing to see here the S.T. [Slave Trade] is driven back and how afraid the dealers are. 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 even 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.T. [Slave Trade] 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..." End Excerpts. 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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         THE STAR OF THE SOUTH: A Tale of the Diamond Fields

      1884. [complete in Boy's Own issues] Complete in six monthly issues (26 weekly issues) of: THE BOY'S OWN PAPER. London: The "Leisure Hour" Office, November 1884 - April 1885. Original orange printed wrappers. First Appearance in serial form of one of Jules Verne's less-known tales -- published in book form as THE SOUTHERN STAR in the US and as THE VANISHED DIAMOND in the UK.~Victor Cyprien, a French engineer currently living in the "Diamond Fields" of Griqualand, South Africa desires to marry the beautiful daughter of Mr. Watkins, a man who holds claims to the land that are the "Diamond Fields." Watkins has other plans for his daughter, which includes her staying in South Africa and marrying one of the wealthier diamond miners. To put himself in a better position to win the hand of Alice, Victor buys a share and begins working his own claim. However, Alice convinces him to return to chemistry and pursue his theory that he can synthesize a diamond. The experiment appears to work as a 243-carat diamond is created and named "The Star of the South," which he gives to Alice. When the diamond is stolen, Cyprien and three other potential suitors for the hand of Alice, travel across South Africa in pursuit of the suspected culprit. [Kytasaari]~The serialization in BOY'S OWN, with the above title, began in the weekly number of October 4, 1884; beginning with the weekly number of December 6th the title was changed to THE STAR OF THE SETTLEMENT, with a footnote allowing that the prior title "had been anticipated by a book already published"; and it ended with the number of March 28, 1885. (The monthly issues, containing four or five weekly issues plus inserted ads and a frontispiece plate not connected to the Verne novel, bear the following month's date.) Included are numerous dramatic illustrations from the original French edition. Earlier in March 1885 George Munro published his cheap wrappered edition of THE SOUTHERN STAR (a different translation than this), and in October 1885 Sampson Low published their fully-illustrated hardbound edition of THE VANISHED DIAMOND (this same translation).~All six monthly issues are complete, except that the final one lacks its color plate (they were often removed and framed by buyers); one of the other issues has two plates as required, and another has a larger (folding) color plate. Condition is very good-minus -- the main flaw being that the first issue has corner wear (bugs? mice?) of the first 18 leaves; otherwise there is just the usual relatively-minor wear of the delicate spines, with generally very little soil (at this point BOY'S OWN was still using string, not staples, so there is no staple rust). These are sizable magazines (almost 12 inches tall), so it is quite difficult to procure them in much better condition. Taves & Michaluk p. 167.

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         The Raven. Illustrated by Gustav Doré. With comment by Edmund C. Stedman

      New York: Harper & Bros.. 1884. "First separate American edition, large folio, pp. 14, [2], [19]-23 plus 25 large plates by Doré, all but the first and last with captioned tissue guards; title-page illustration by Elihu Vedder; original pictorial gray cloth stamped with a design by Doré in gilt and black; fine. Preserving the plain white dust jacket and the rare publisher's printed box, worn at edges. In a new blue cloth clamshell box lettered in gilt on spine. Malan, p. 297; not in BAL."

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         One Thousand [1000] Characters Suitable for Fancy Costume Ball [Album Fancy Costumes]

      Published by Samuel Miller, 10, Southampton Street, Strand, W.C. Half title page shows their address at 142, Long Acre, Second Edition []. 1884. - Second edition hard back binding in publisher's original powder blue cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the front cover, spine shows title in original paper strip from B. Burnet's in-house library. Quarto 11'' x 8½''. Contains 141 [v illustrated advertisements] printed pages of text with many full page monochrome plates of Fancy Dress Costumes throughout. The Frontispiece is a three part pull out of eight ladies on stage in Fancy Ball Costumes, exquisitely drawn and hand coloured. The First Edition of 112 pages was published in 1881. This undated [1884] extended edition is held only by Devon Library Services per W. Cat. - narrative does not refer to the frontispiece. Rubbing to the spine ends and corners, contents in clean bright condition. Burnet's craft atelier extended across the first floor of No. 22 Garrick Street and to various other locations in London, including 198 Regent Street. B. Burnet was a top-flight supplier of scenery and costumes, amateur theatricals, tableaux, court suits and uniforms etc. to all the main Theatres. They trace back to the 1850's when Richard Burnet, a draper and engineer (founder of Devonport Mechanics Institute) moved to Covent Garden - initially as Boyd Burnet, Drapers. Their most recent mention at No. 22 Garrick Street dates to the mid 1960's. They went into liquidation in 1969 just before the 1970's economic slump. This unique item carries their in-house library number 41. Member of the P.B.F.A. STAGE & THEATRE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Manchester Constable Accounts : 3 Volume Set & Manchester Court Leet Records: 6 Volume Set

      Manchester: JE Cornish/Henry Blacklock & Co -1892 1884 - Manchester Constable Accounts: 3 matching hb volumes in half cream vellum with marbled boards, top edge gilt, gilt titles to red leather panel on spine, marbled endpapers, no inscriptions & NOT ex-lib copies plus Manchester Court Leet Records: 6 mathcing hb volumes in half cream vellum with marbled boards, top edge gilt, gilt titles to black leather panel on spine, marbled endpapers, no inscriptions & NOT ex-lib copies. A very nice matching set of 9 volumes in total - all copies bright, tight & clean. (16.5 x 26cm) **Very heavy set - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

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         Frye's Practical Candy Maker, Comprising Practical Receipts for the Manufacture of Fine "Hand-Made" Candies especially adapted

      G. V. FRYE, CHICAGO IL 1884 - title cont.for Fine Retail Trade, front boards almost detached, hanging on by a thread, spine and corners badly chipped, book plate to inside front cover, first couple of pages detached, DATE PUBLISHED: 1884 EDITION: 96 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Erinnerung an meine Schulzeit. Dir. C. Gäbler, 12. Bezirksschule

      Sachsen. . 1884.. 46,5 x 40 cm, feinste Stickerei in verschiedenen Stick -Arten ( Alphabete, Muster, Sächs. Königswappen) in versch. Farben gestickt auf Musselin, auf festen Karton aufgezogen, hinten verklebt. Farbe Rot u. Gold leicht auf Untergrund abgefärbt. 1 kleinerer Fleck. Sehr gute Stickqualität. Zustand gut. Hier in Wechselrahmen 50 x 60cm..

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         The Raven Illustrated by Gustav Doré With comment by Edmund C Stedman

      New York: Harper & Bros.. 1884. "First separate American edition, large folio, pp. 14, [2], [19]-23 plus 25 large plates by Doré, all but the first and last with captioned tissue guards; title-page illustration by Elihu Vedder; original pictorial gray cloth stamped with a design by Doré in gilt and black; fine. Preserving the plain white dust jacket and the rare publisher's printed box, worn at edges. In a new blue cloth clamshell box lettered in gilt on spine. Malan, p. 297; not in BAL."

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         Rapid Ramblings in Europe

      Lippincott 1884 - Octavo. 566 pages. Pictorial dark blue cloth stamped in black and gilt. Nice, square copy. Wear to spine ends; a few minor marks to cloth. Binding bright and unfaded. Preliminary pages are compromised by foxing and/or dust soiling; the title page (see picture) has a strip of toning along top and bottom margins, plus a little foxing. Apart from the prelims, the pages seem to be clean and fresh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         USI E COSTUMI ANTICHI E MODERNI DI TUTTI I POPOLI DEL MONDO.

      Perino 1884 Opera completa in quattro volumi. Cm.27,6x19. Pg.1440 complessive. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Opera adorna di 179 tavole fuori testo, in cromolitografia Bruno e Salomone o in xilografia. La tavola n°48 dell'Europa è collazionata nel primo volume anzichè nel secondo. Le tavole n°6 e n°11 dell'Asia hanno la numerazione invertita. Ogni volume consta di frontespizio in cromolito, eseguito da Gino De Bini. Marginali bruniture. Bella edizione divulgativa, assai rara in quanto completa di tutte le illustrazioni.

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         Evidence Taken by Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the Condition of The Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

      Edinburgh: printed by Neill & Company, 1884. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. RARE SET OF BOOKS OF IMPORTANT EVENT IN SCOTTISH HISTORY5 large volumes. Volumes 1-4 total 3374 pages. Volume 5 is the report of the Commissioners dated 22 March 1883 comprising 136 pages together with a number of appendices with 532 pages and one map showing the areas devoted to deer forests. Some pages lacking at front of Vol. 5. In all over 4000 pages for the 5 volumes in total. Burgundy red cloth on all volumes with gilt type stamped on each spine. Previous owners stamped bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. Some age toning on pages and very sporadic light foxing, otherwise, very good condition.Volume 1: 2, [1]-848pp. Front hinge cracked at title page but holding.Volume 2: 2, [849]-1696pp.Volume 3: 2, [1697]-2544pp.Volume 4: 2, [2545]-3375pp.Volume 5: vii, [1]-136pp.,vii,[1]-522pp., folding table, p288, folding map last page. Note, the first 4 pages are typed copies reproduction bound in this book, so content is complete however these 4 pages are not the originals. The Napier Commission, officially the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Condition of Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands was a royal commission and public inquiry into the condition of crofters and cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.The commission was appointed in 1883, with Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier, as its chairman, under William Gladstone's Liberal government of the United Kingdom. The Royal Commission had five other members and published its report, the Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the Condition of the Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in 1884. The other members were:Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Inverness-shire, Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of Gairloch, Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, MP for Inverness Burghs, Alexander Nicolson, Sheriff of Kirkcudbright and Professor Donald MacKinnon, first occupant of the Chair of Celtic, Edinburgh University."The investigation was carried out in the localities concerned during 1883, and testimony was received from 775 witnesses. In their report the Commissioners reported that the crofters and cottars... "in addition to the evils attached to an unproductive soil, high elevations, and a variable and boisterous climate, suffer from several causes of indigence, discouragement and irritation which are subject to remedial treatment. These may be enumerated as follows: undue contraction of the area of holdings; insecurity of tenure; want of compensation for improvements; defective communications; withdrawal of the soil in connection with the purposes of sport to these we may add... defects in education, defects in the machinery of justice and want of facilities for emigration." quoted from the Glasgow Digital Library onlineBooks on consignment to LDRB.

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         Az ember származása és az ivari kiválasztás. Irta -. A második javitott és b?vített eredeti kiadásból forditották Török Aurél és Entz Géza. Az eredetivel összehasonlította és Darwin életrajzát írta hozzá Margó Tivadar. 78 fametszet? ábrával. Els? (Második) kötet. [The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Translated From the Second, Revised and Broadened Edition by Aurél Török and Géza Entz. Supervised, and Darwin's Biography Written by Tivadar Margó. With 78 woodcut illustrations. First (Second) Volume.]

      M. K. Természettudományi Társulat, Budapest 1884 - First Hungarian edition. In two volumes. In red cloth. Gilt title on spine. LXXI, (1), 542, (2); VII, (5), 436 p. First Hungarian edition of Darwin's 1871 book on human evolution and sexual selection, "The Descent of Man". Tivadar Margó (1816-1896) was a biologist, the author of Darwin's biography, written for this edition, and one of the earliest Hungarian darwinists, who wrote the first Hungarian zoological book that based on Darwin's idea about the evolution. Margó had the chance to meet Darwin personally in 1875, he describes this meeting in the introduction of this book, and also in the memorial lecture he held after the death of Darwin, his fellow member of the Academy of Sciences (Darwin was Honory Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as early as 1872). Aurél Török, Géza Entz and Margó, the translators and contributors of this book are among the most important figures to spreading darwinism in Hungary. Spines are slightly frayed, otherwise both volumes are in good condition. In two volumes. In red cloth. Gilt title on spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ALS - Zanzibar Letter

      Zanzibar, East Africa 1884 - Zanzibar, 3 August 1884. Manuscript Signed Letter by Sir John Kirk, British administrator in Zanzibar and co-explorer with David Livingstone 8vo. 8 pages on two double-leaf stationery, measuring 24 x 19 cm, watermarked 'Original Malling Mill Kent'. Very good condition. 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.]Excerpts from the letter: "My dear Smith. It is most pleasing to see here the S.T. [Slave Trade] is driven back and how afraid the dealers are. 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 even 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.T. [Slave Trade] 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." End Excerpts. 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 s

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         Le Littoral De La France ( 6 vol)

      Victor Palmé, Paris 1884 - Série Complète des 6 volumes. Dos à nerfs titres dorés, plats marbrés, premiers plats illustrés conservés, abondamment illustré de gravures et cartes noir et blanc, et couleurs. Tome 1: De Dunkerque au Mont Saint Michel. 1884. XIIp, 478p. Frontispice illustré noir et blanc. Tome 2: Côtes Bretonnes, du Mont Saint Michel à Lorient. 1886. 628p, les deux plats de la couverture sont conservés, frontispice en noir & blanc.Tome 3: Côtes Vendéennes, De Lorient à La Rochelle.1886, 652p, frontispice en couleurs. Tome 4: Côtes Gasconnes, De La Rochelle à Hendaye. 1887, frontispice en couleurs, 504p. Trace d'humidité sur cuir du premier plat. Tome 5: Côtes Languedociennes, Du Cap Cerbère à Marseille. 1888, frontispice en noir & blanc, 558p. Coiffe supérieure abimée. Sixième partie: Côtes Provençales. De Marseille à la Frontière d'Italie. Edité chez Sanard et Derangeon en 1892. Frontispice en noir & blanc, 654p. Mis à part les petits défauts précités, l'ensemble est en excellent état, le texte est d'une grande fraicheur. Rarement complet des 6 volumes. Size: Gd In8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Aide to Military Instruction, with Plans and Diagrams

      London: W. Mitchell & Co. 1884. First edition. Red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Boards soiled with some minor bumping else a very good with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, one leaf roughly opened. 8vo. Illus. with 10 numbered plates and 51 additional plates containing 136 drawings. Prepared to help officers meet the requirements of General Order 50, issued the prior year, which required the training of soldiers under their own officers. OCLC shows 2 copies of which only the one at USMA is actually present; the BL reports one though it is miscatalogued.

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         USI E COSTUMI ANTICHI E MODERNI DI TUTTI I POPOLI DEL MONDO.

      Perino, Roma 1884 - Opera completa in quattro volumi. Cm.27,6x19. Pg.1440 complessive. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Opera adorna di 179 tavole fuori testo, in cromolitografia Bruno e Salomone o in xilografia. La tavola n°48 dell'Europa è collazionata nel primo volume anzichè nel secondo. Le tavole n°6 e n°11 dell'Asia hanno la numerazione invertita. Ogni volume consta di frontespizio in cromolito, eseguito da Gino De Bini. Marginali bruniture. Bella edizione divulgativa, assai rara in quanto completa di tutte le illustrazioni. 5650 gr.

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         Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique et au Cap de Bonne-Esperance.

      . Paris: Gernier Freres [1884]. With 17 plates and textual vignettes by D. Semeghini. 512 pp. Publisher's pictorial cloth, all edged gilt. Near mint..

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         THE PRINCIPLES OF PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATION,

      - First Private Edition, 8vo, stitched without wrappers as issued, a very good copy, ONE OF 150 COPIES for private distrubution, [London], Harrison and Sons, 1884.WMGC, 168; "A contribution to the controversy which occupied some months in the newspapers of 1884 about Parliamentary Representation. The four chapters deal with Desiderata, Electoral Districts and Elections, and (the last) a summary of practical details. Principles, statistics, tables, and algebra are all brought in to support Proportional Representation." The final form of the piece was not perfected until 1885 when Carroll distributed copies to all Members of Parliament. All editions are very rare; a "published" edition, with some slight alterations, appeared the same year. No other copy than the Falletta copy (Nov 2005; £4,200) has been offered at auction since 1947; that copy, although inscribed by Carroll, had a "spotted and stained" half title; the present copy is clean and bright throughout. Photograph available on request.

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         Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1884

      John Wisden & Co. 1884 - Twenty-first edition. Rebound in light brown cloth without original wrappers. Gilt title to spine. Gutter becoming exposed at Contents page.  A very good copy.

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         Le livre de demain

      Edition Raoul Marchand, 1884. In - 8 reliure demi - maroquin à coins brun, dos à nerfs à caissons et titres dorés, filets dorés sur les plats, doré sur tête, couverture conservée, illustrations : 3 silhouettes hors - texte de Konewka, 5 calligrammes, cercle chromathique, 4 gravures dont deux vignettes, 2 planches, cahiers d'une vingtaine de pages chacun. Exemplaire numéroté (180 / 250). Petites usures sur les coins inférieurs. Très bel ouvrage. Un variété et une recherche inégalée : cet ouvrage unique réunit différents cahiers utilisant 46 papiers de natures et de couleur différentes : Hortensia de Renage, parchemin végétal de Moirans, vergé à la cuve, azur, lilas, granité et Papyrus, ... des échantillons de papier contrecollés (papiers anciens du XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècle, papier d'amiante, de Chine, du Japon etc .), impression quatre couleur : chaque chapitre a son texte encadré de frises et de couleurs différentes, certains feuillets avec un fond illustré. Chapitres sur le papier, l'encre, la couleur, suivis de différents textes (Mistral, Romanille, Jaqueti...). Français relié Bon état

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         Evidence Taken by Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the Condition of The Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

      Edinburgh: printed by Neill & Company, 1884. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. RARE SET OF BOOKS OF IMPORTANT EVENT IN SCOTTISH HISTORY5 large volumes. Volumes 1-4 total 3374 pages. Volume 5 is the report of the Commissioners dated 22 March 1883 comprising 136 pages together with a number of appendices with 532 pages and one map showing the areas devoted to deer forests. Some pages lacking at front of Vol. 5. In all over 4000 pages for the 5 volumes in total. Burgundy red cloth on all volumes with gilt type stamped on each spine. Previous owners stamped bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. Some age toning on pages and very sporadic light foxing, otherwise, very good condition.Volume 1: 2, [1]-848pp. Front hinge cracked at title page but holding.Volume 2: 2, [849]-1696pp.Volume 3: 2, [1697]-2544pp.Volume 4: 2, [2545]-3375pp.Volume 5: vii, [1]-136pp.,vii,[1]-522pp., folding table, p288, folding map last page. Note, the first 4 pages are typed copies reproduction bound in this book, so content is complete however these 4 pages are not the originals. The Napier Commission, officially the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Condition of Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands was a royal commission and public inquiry into the condition of crofters and cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.The commission was appointed in 1883, with Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier, as its chairman, under William Gladstone's Liberal government of the United Kingdom. The Royal Commission had five other members and published its report, the Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the Condition of the Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in 1884. The other members were:Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Inverness-shire, Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of Gairloch, Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, MP for Inverness Burghs, Alexander Nicolson, Sheriff of Kirkcudbright and Professor Donald MacKinnon, first occupant of the Chair of Celtic, Edinburgh University."The investigation was carried out in the localities concerned during 1883, and testimony was received from 775 witnesses. In their report the Commissioners reported that the crofters and cottars... "in addition to the evils attached to an unproductive soil, high elevations, and a variable and boisterous climate, suffer from several causes of indigence, discouragement and irritation which are subject to remedial treatment. These may be enumerated as follows: undue contraction of the area of holdings; insecurity of tenure; want of compensation for improvements; defective communications; withdrawal of the soil in connection with the purposes of sport to these we may add... defects in education, defects in the machinery of justice and want of facilities for emigration." quoted from the Glasgow Digital Library onlineBooks on consignment to LDRB.

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         Die Santa Fe- und Südpacificbahn in Nordamerika.

      . Köln: Eduard Heinrich Mayer 1884. With plates, some folded, and textual illustrations. XVI + 400 pp. + large folded map. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Inner joint a little weak..

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         A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts.

      1884 - A Notable Treatise on Contempt of Court Rapalje, Stewart [1843-1896]. A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts of Judicial Tribunals, Justices of the Peace, Legislative Bodies, Municipal Boards, Committees, Notaries, Commissioners, Referees and Other Officers Exercising Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Functions. With Practice and Forms. New York: L.K. Strouse & Co., 1884. xlvi, 273 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, some soiling to title page, minor edgewear to a few leaves, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to verso of title page. A very nice copy. * First edition. "One of the first comprehensive studies of the subject, still useful as background reference. It covers contempt powers of courts, legislative bodies, administrative groups, and public officials": Swindler, A Bibliography of Law on Journalism cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 415. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         DIBUJO ORIGINAL 1884 APEL.LES MESTRES

      1884 - Apeles Mestres. 1884. Original dibujo a tinta del fantastico artista. Marco incluido. 16X16. Ref Tp 34 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Jadis et Naguere. Poemes.

      Paris, Leon Vanier, 1884.. In-12, plein maroquin janseniste acajou, dos a 5 nerfs date en pied, titre dore, filet sur les coupes, dentelle interieure, tranches dorees, couverture bleue a la date de 1884 et dos conserves, exemplaire non rogne sous etui cartonne borde de maroquin (Semet et Plumelle), 159 p., (1) p. d'acheve d'imprimer. Edition originale tiree a 500 exemplaires justifies sur velin creme et imprimee par Leo Trezenik. Contient le celebre poeme 'Crimen amoris' . Acheve d'imprime date du 30 Novembre 1884. (Carteret II, 422. Clouzot 157. Vicaire VII, 993) Envoi autographe signe de l'auteur sur la page de titre "bien sympathiquement. P. Verlaine." Bel exemplaire, tres frais, relie en plein maroquin par Semet et Plumelle..

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         Illustrirtes Hühner-Buch, enthaltend das Gesammte der Hühnerzucht, mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck (Lithografien) und 58 Holzschnitten

      J.F. Richter, Hamburg 1884 - Julius Völschau - Illustrirtes Hühner-Buch, enthaltend das Gesammte der Hühnerzucht, als : Anlage der Hühnerställe, Anschaffung von Hühnern, Behandlung derselben, Krankheiten etc., mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck und 58 Holzschnitten nach Original-Zeichnungen von Christian Förster, mit einem Vorwort von Professor Dr. Zürn, reich verzierter Originalleinen mit Goldprägung am Rücken und Deckel, Rundumgoldschnitt, 282 Seiten, mit ganzseitigen 40 Farbtafeln (Lithografien) und 58 Holzschnitten, Verlag : J.F. Richter Hamburg 1884, Zustand : Einband am oberen und unteren Kapital etwas gedrückt, Gelenkkanten leicht berieben, Papier im Randbereich leicht gebräunt, Vortitel sowie erste Seiten etwas stockig, im Werk vereinzelt leicht stockig, einige Tafeln minimal im Randbereich, insgesamt noch sehr guter Zustand mit geringen Mängeln, Privatverkauf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eine Orientreise. Illustriert nach Original-Zeichnungen von Franz von Pausinger. Mit 37 Radirungen von J. Klaus und 100 Holzschnitten von F.W. Bader.

      k.k.Hof- und Staatsdruckerei,, Wien, 1884 - Wien, k.k.Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1884. 166 + 3 S. OLwd. EA. - Ebd. etw. berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Unclassed - A Novel

      Chapman and Hall, London 1884 - Three volumes complete - Volume One - viii, 300pp; Volume Two - vi, 315pp, [1] and Volume Three - vi, 304pp. Original cloth, title, author, volume and publisher in gilt to spine, spine and upper cover with a flower design blocked in black, lower cover with publishers monogram blind stamped to centre. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, minor bump to front bottom corner of volume two, lower cover of volume two has a couple of small ink spots. Internally one or two instances of minor soiling to margins, occasional hint of foxing, but generally bright and clean. From the library of Estelle Doheny, with her oval label to front pastedowns, housed in a cloth drop back box. An attractive copy of probably the scarcest of Gissing's novels. Sadleir 978; Wolff 2546; NCBEL III:1000 and Collie 11a Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Brüssel, 24. April u. 29. November 1884.. 4 SS. auf Doppelbll. 8vo.. An den Maler Adolph von Menzel: "[ ] En nous associant de tout coeur il la manifestation que les artistes Allemands faisaient en votre honneur nous avous simplement rempli un devoir. Les deux beaux dessins que vous nous avez adresses, seront pour nous un souvenir que nour legu nous a nos enfants eomme un precieuse temoignage de votre bienveillance artistique [ ]".

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         Horace Walpole and His World. Select Passages from His Letters. Edited by L.B. Seeley.

      1884 - 8vo., finely bound by Alfred Matthews (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full dark blue crushed levant morocco. Covers with gilt triple fillet border enclosing gilt floral corner ornaments, spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins elaborately tooled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. With 8 photogravure plates. Finely extra-illustrated with ninety-one engraved portraits and views, most inlaid to size. The extra illustrations are generally bound in opposite the text they illustrate. A little occasional offsetting from plates otherwise a near fine copy. First edition, large paper copy. The extra illustrations include portraits of Walpole, Arthur Onslow, Robert, Earl of Orford, Mrs. Damer, the Duke of Richmond, the Earl of Chesterfield, Mrs. Woffington, George III, Catherine Hyde, "Mademoiselle de Beaumont, or the Chevalier D'Eon," the Duchess of Kingston, the Duchess of Richmond, the Duchess of Bedford, Thomas Hearne (with his clipped signature, dated "Aug. 10. 1707"), Lord Cobham, Lord North (from the London Magazine, October 1779), Paul Jones (by Longacre), Lady Berkeley, Admiral Kempenfelt, Mrs. Siddons, William Pitt, Mrs. Fitzherbert ("Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine"), and Lord Anson. There are also topographical plates including a hand coloured view of "Caen Wood, The Seat of Earl Mansfield" ("No. 30 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. June 1, 1825"). With the bookplate of collector Stuart Schimmel. An earlier bookseller's description which is tipped in mentions a manuscript index of the extra plates but this is no longer present. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

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

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         Dictionnaire des Amateurs français au XVIIe siècle [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      A. Quantin 1884 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure bradel demi-toile bordeaux, couv. cons., Bibliothèque de l'Art et de la Curiosité, A. Quantin, Paris, 1884, 2 ff., XVI-353 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. Envoi de l'auteur. Bon exemplaire sur beau papier vergé de ce passionnant dictionnaire qui nous plonge dans le monde des collectionneurs du XVIIe siècle (nom du dédicataire partiellement gratté, pliure à 4 ff., très petit frott. au dos en queue, bel état par ailleurs pour ce charmant exemplaire à toute marge). Vicaire, I, 847 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Recueil de caricatures

      - Ensemble relié de journaux politiques (73 ex) avec de belles caricatures en couleurs LE DON QUICHOTTE: n° 502 (1/2/1884)-508-513-553-727-753-754-757-761 à 775-777 à781-793-797-799-800-802 à 806-808-826-827-829. LE PI.OUIT Journal satirique genevois n°15 du 28.4.1883 LE GRELOT: n°676 (23/3/1884)-681-720-838-889-916-922-925 à 929- 931-932-934 à 943-945-948-949-961-967-970-972-974-978-981 (26/11/1890) Ex-libris (?): Bibliothèque du Président Teissonière [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Early Experiences of Life in South Australia and an Extended Colonial History

      E, S, Wigg & Son, Adelaide 1884 - Octavo, plates and maps; fine, bright and unopened in publisher's decorated cloth. Overlooked publication on the exploration of Northern Australia. Second and best edition, including several exploration journals not in the first and not elsewhere available.Bull arrived in Adelaide in May 1838 as a settler, started a land and stock agency, and finally turned to farming during the depression of the early 1840s. His reminiscences first appeared as articles in the South Australian "Chronicle" and were revised for this edition which was "so much enlarged as to be a new work." His account of the first, unsettled years of the colony is notable for its detailed and often critical accounts of individuals.Bull added substantially to this London edition, increasing it two-fold. Most of the new matter relates to the later history of the colony and to the Northern Territory. Bull prints many first-hand accounts of private and official travels and surveying expeditions which are otherwise unavailable. Of particular interest is the account of McKinlay's 1864 expedition to the East Alligator River in the Northern Territory. The account of this nearly fatal expedition is by R. H. Edmunds, surveyor and second-in-command. Despite its importance in the history of Northern Territory exploration, it appears only to have been printed in this book. Two of the four plates relate to the McKinlay expedition: 'Framework of Punt in which McKinlay and Party returned from their exploring trip' and 'Arrival of McKinlay and Party at Escape Cliff, Northern Territory'.From the library of Dr. Robert Edwards, AO. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts...

      1884. A Notable Treatise on Contempt of Court Rapalje, Stewart [1843-1896]. A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts of Judicial Tribunals, Justices of the Peace, Legislative Bodies, Municipal Boards, Committees, Notaries, Commissioners, Referees and Other Officers Exercising Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Functions. With Practice and Forms. New York: L.K. Strouse & Co., 1884. xlvi, 273 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, some soiling to title page, minor edgewear to a few leaves, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to verso of title page. A very nice copy. * First edition. "One of the first comprehensive studies of the subject, still useful as background reference. It covers contempt powers of courts, legislative bodies, administrative groups, and public officials": Swindler, A Bibliography of Law on Journalism cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 415..

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         On The Rank

      London: John and Robert Maxwell. First Edition.. Beautiful little binding in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Endpaper signed by preowner. Extremely Rare !. First Edition. London, John and Robert Maxwell, [1884]. 8°. 126 pages. Original Hardcover (half leather with gilt lettering on spine). Paper covered boards (marbled). Beautiful little binding in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Endpaper signed by preowner. Extremely Rare ! Bracebridge Hemyng, popular English dime-novelist, or, as he would be called over there, writer of "bloods," was born in London in 1841, the eldest son of Dempster Hemyng of the English bar. Bracebridge was educated at Eton, then, following his father's footsteps, he entered the Middle Temple and was called to the bar in 1862. As a barrister, however, he was not a success. He had begun writing two years before, and contributed "The Curate of Invinsk" to the Morning Star. This being moderately successful, induced him to continue writing, and he soon turned out novels at a great rate, so that in the next twenty-five years he had some fifty to his credit. He began to write for Edwin J. Brett in London in 1868, and on July 23, 1871, the first of his "Jack Harkaway" stories appeared in the weekly Boys of England. It was reprinted in Frank Leslie's Boys' and Girls' Weekly in December of the same year. In 1873 Leslie engaged Hemyng to write exclusively for his papers,and paid him $10,000 a year. Hemyng, consequently, came to America and remained with Leslie for a number of years. In 1874 "Jack Harkaway in America" began in No. 379 of this paper. After some years Hemyng fell out with his publishers and returned to England, but in 1878, before leaving America, he had written two stories for the Police Gazette, "Left Her Home; or, The Trials and Temptations of a Poor Girl," and "Steps to Ruin; or, Gaslight Temptations." It has been said that "Jack Harkaway in New York" was not written by Hemyng, although it is signed with his name. However, it first appeared in Beadle's Young New Yorker, and an announcement in that weekly said, April 12, 1879, that the story was "written expressly for us by Mr. Hemyng." Hemyng was still in America at that time, so it is very unlikely that this statement would have been made had it been untrue. The story was reprinted July, 1879, in No. 101, Half-Dime Library. When Hemyng was in America he lived in grand style on Staten Island. It is said that he had a mad wife, who would throw stones, books, dishes, or any other object that was handy at Hemyng and his guests. She died later, after having been found wandering half naked through the woods. In the 1880's, in London, he married again and returned to the practice of law although he continued to write novels to some extent and published in such papers as Good New, Half Holiday, etc., in 1897-98. During his absence in America, however, other writers had arisen, and Hemyng's stories were not so popular as they once had been. He died in London, September 18, 1901, practically penniless. (http://www.ulib.niu.edu/badndp/hemyng_bracebridge.html)

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

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

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         Day and Night Songs

      G. Philip & Son, London 1884 - Original blue cloth, beveled boards with superb gilt cover illustration of sun and sun rays and stars, gilt lettering and design on spine. Presentation Copy from the Author: "To Mrs. Hunter, from W. Allingham, Midsummer, 1884." A brilliant almost mint cover with gilt as bright new! Small stain on endpaper which has very small piece of tape on verso. A strikingly fine copy of a beautiful book, made more desirable by its presentation inscription.

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         The Sunshade. The Glove - The Muff.

      . London: Nimmo and Bain 1884. Illustr. by Paul Avril. (8) + 138 + 16 pp. Uncut with topedge gilt in publisher's pictorial cloth. Binding weakly faded..

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         The Personal Adventures of a Magistrate during the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Indian Mutiny

      London: John Murray,, 1884. Octavo. Original sage green cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, black surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece and a folding map. A little rubbed and spotted, scattered light foxing, very slightly shaken. First edition. Uncommon. "Thornhill was the magistrate and collector at Muttra (Mathura) in the Agra division. Malleson made extensive use of the book and states, 'Of all the books written regarding the Mutiny not one is more interesting than that in which Mr. Thornhill records his personal adventures and experiences as a magistrate in 1857-58'" (Sorsky).

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         Journals of Australian Explorations.

      Brisbane, James c. Beal, Government Printer, William Street. 1884. - First Edition; 8vo; pp. (iv), 210; contemporary half calf, title lettered in gilt on spine, marbled boards, binding a little rubbed, light foxing to endpapers, a very good clean tight copy, scarce. Ferguson 10075. "As 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 and were out of print, the material was now collected into one volume for convenience of reference and as a permanent record of early attempts to explore unknown parts of Australia. Includes papers concerning the expedition to discover Leichhardt's fate."

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
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         Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World: Being Personal Narratives of Attempts to Reach the North and South Poles; and of an Open-Boat Expedition Up the Wellington Channel in Search of Sir John Franklin

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1884. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 10 x 6 5/8 inches. Collation, complete, with all maps, plates as index. xx,432pp, xii,412pp. Recently bound in cloth backed marble boards, leather title labels, marble endpapers. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, occasional library stamps throughout, ( about 25 to each volume ), plates stamped on verso. Some occasional spotting or the odd dirt mark, folding plates light rubbed on folds. Generally pages and plates in good clean condition throughout. A nice sold 2 volume work. A5.2.. First Edition. Very Good. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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         Histoires Buissonnières.

      Paris, Maurice Dreyfous, [1884?] - Octavo. Contemporary red quarter cloth, black title label gilt, gilt motif in centre of spine, marbled sides; original printed front wrapper bound in. Corners worn, spine a little soiled, a very good copy. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title. Presentation copy, with his presentation inscription signed and dated "fev. 84" on the half-title by Nadar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         The Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. [Complete in 7 immaculate fine-binding volumes on hand-made paper.]

      Macmillan & Co. 1884 - An immaculate and complete 7-volume Library Edition of the works of Tennyson in the original 1884 edition (all volumes), First Edition thus. Each volume is smothered in bright gilt acorns and oak leaves-patterned gilt decoration on dark blue cloth to both boards and to the spine. Said to be a Talwyn Morris design. The bindings which are in FINE condition must be the most attractive produced for such a non-leather edition. All volumes dated 1884 - so not one of the later similar multi-volume sets. Untrimmed edges to fore-edge and top edge. Plain end-papers with one neat inscription to V1 dated Xmas 1892. Index to final volume. Attractive portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard to V1. Clean, white, crisp hand-made paper, consequently with uneven edges but I have not found any uncut, so all pages appear individually free. Watermarked in script "JD&Co" [horizontal chain-lines]. Unusually, because of the non-chemical paper, the pages are not browned or foxed with just the last page of three volumes very slightly affected - over 300 pages per volume. A beautifully produced, very scarce, First Edition thus set, even rarer in this FINE condition. UK secure and insured postage is 16 GBP. International secure and insured postage is 70 USD. [3.5 Kg. parcel weight.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stoneman Press]
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      ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINNMark Twain; 1884/85; First Edition, Early/Mixed Issue; Charles L. Webster; Illustrated by E. W. Kemble; 366 Pages; 6.9"x 8.9"; Extremely Rare!!!Great for any Travel/History Fan or Collector.  Highly Collectible; Great Gift Idea!!!The book exhibits the following states:  Title leaf is 2nd state (a cancel with "1884" copyright date and not conjugate with the first leaf of the illustrations list). Page [13] of the illustrations list lists "Him and another Man" for p87. Page 57, 11th line from bottom has "...with the saw..." (2nd state). Page number "155" is 3rd state (the final "5" is slightly larger, thus extending lower down than the other 2 digits). Page 143 is in the 2nd state of page 143?s 3 states: In the illustration?s caption, "COL." has "L." in perfect type, but the "b" at the beginning of the 7th line of text is in perfect type. Page 161 is 1st state (without the signing "11"). Page 283?s illustration is 3rd state (fly line on Silas Phelps?s pants is redone). Leaf [23][8] is 2nd state (a blank leaf following page 366, not pasted under the rear endpaper). Aside from the textual points listed above, BAL 3415 differentiates 3 states of the heliotype frontis. This is state 3 of the heliotype frontis of the bust: The tablecloth is not visible, "Karl Gerhardt Sc." appears on the bust, and the lower margin of the heliotype frontis has "Photo-Gravure Co. N.Y."Attributes:A Charming, sleek Original dark green Cloth Cover design with pretty Gold/Black Labeling/Pictorials to front/binding, with a Great Frontispiece and Bust of Twain, and over 170 other Brilliant Illustrations throughout, and a Legendary Classic from the Famous Author!!!Summary:Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.Background: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 ?" April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".Condition:Condition is Good+/Very Good.  Some wear to edges, repair to ding at top front board edge, few small faint white marks to front, few small erased numbers to first end page, small slice at top of the same, blemishing to bust plate/little to frontispiece, small blemish here and there, few pages in the middle stick out a tiny bit but secure, most pages/hinges/text block are very good for 130 years old!!!

      [Bookseller: Roga Books]
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