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         Tea Planter's Life in Assam, A

      White Lotus, Calcutta 1884 - Tea Planter's Life in Assam, A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Off Brenton's Reef

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, removed from original mount, very fine condition. Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were was commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Off Brenton's Reef shows three New York cutters, from right to left: Oriva , Wenonah and Ileen . They were built by Piepgrass in 1881, 1882 and 1883, respectively. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter , New York: 1982.

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         The Novels. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Vols I & II; The Expedition of Humphry Clinker; The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves and The History and Adventures of an Atom; The Adventures of Roderick Random; The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom. 6 volumes complete

      London: George Routledge and Sons 1884. Complete set of six volumes. This is copy no. 269 of the large paper edition, limited to 350 copies. Half vellum over marbled boards. Gilt panels to spines with leather title labels. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Edges uncut. Minor marks to vellum. Attractive bookplate to front pastedowns. Foxing to prelims. A VG set. . Very Good. Half Vellum. Limited Edition. 1884. Small 4to..

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         Les Monuments Anciens de la Tarentaise (Savoie) par E.-L. Borrel, Architecte. Ouvrage Honoré d’une Souscription de M. le Ministre de l’Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts.

      - Two vols. in one, including 334 [2] pp. scholarly text with detailed table of contents, transcriptions of 30 supporting archival documents, and 18 chapters on ancient and medieval sites and structures in the commune of Moûtiers, located in the Savoie department of the Rhône-Alpes region, accompanying a presentation of 95 plates, some folding, three in color, plans, elevations, etc., and numerous text illustrations. Title, half-title and page edges slightly foxed, else very good. Large 4to. 3/4 leather over marbled boards, gilt spine with five raised bands. Paris (Ducher) 1884. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoires Extraordinaires

      Paris - A Quantin 1884 - A handsome illustrated edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Histoires Extraordinaires, translated by Charles Baudelaire. With26 plates. Edgar AllanPoe (1809-1849) wasan American writer and critic who authored anumber of works that are still popular today. He is most well-known for his works ofmystery and macabre, Poe wascentral to the movement of Romanticism in the US. Here Poe's works are collected in two volumes, translated to French by Charles Baudelaire. Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a French poet and a scholar of Poe. His work documents a Paris going through industrialisation and influenced further poets like Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in a half morocco binding with cloth boards. Externally, in excellent condition with light handling marks. Small newspaper clipping topped to half title of Histoire Extraordinaires. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with light spotting to plates. Overall: FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyers Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time Forty to Fifty Years Ago. With 174 Illustrations.

      London, Chatto & Windus 1884. - 8°, XVI, 438 S., 1 Bl., 32 S. Verlagswerbung, Illustriertes Orig.-Leinen in Rot und Schwarz, vergold. Rücken- und Deckeltitel, Einband leicht berieben, Rückendeckel mit Wasserschaden im unteren Drittel, Erste Ausgabe, erschien einige Monate vor der US-Amerikanischen (Verlagswerbung datiert October 1884). - Johnson, 43, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         EMIGRANT FARES FROM NEW YORK ADOPTED MAY 1, 1884...

      Albany [NY]: Weed Parsons & Co., n.d. [1884]. Black lettered buff paperwraps. Narrow 12mo.; 78, (2) pp. Some soiling to wrappers; small chips to margins of front wrapper and first page of text archivally repaired. Rates per adult, plus cost for excess baggage given, for destinations from New York to various locations across the country. One final page gives rates from San Francisco to "Prominent Pacific Coast and Columbia River Points," via steamer lines. No listings on OCLC.

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         Plantae Davidianae ex sinarum imperio

      1884 - 2 volumes grand in-4, 390 + Paris, G. Masson, 1884-1888, , 2 volumes grand in-4, 390 + 334 pages, 44 planches en lithographie, dont une double en couleurs, demi-basane vert bouteille à coins, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronné, Bel ouvrage, d'une grande rareté, en deux tomes : le premier sur les plantes de Mongolie, du nord et du centre de la Chine, avec 27 planches ; le second sur les plantes du Tibet oriental, province de Moupine (Muping), avec 17 planches. C'est la première édition en librairie, après la parution dans les Nouvelles archives du Muséum d'histoire naturelle entre 1883 et 1887-1888 (2e série, tome V à X) et le second tirage des planches, dont une belle planche double en couleurs figurant la fleur du davidia involucrata, autrement connu sous le nom d' "arbre aux mouchoirs". En 1880, Adrien Franchet (1834-1900) se voit confier la collation et l'étude de l'importante collection botanique du missionnaire lazariste l'abbé Armand David (1826-1900), éminent botaniste et zoologiste, conservée dans l'Herbier du Muséum. L'abbé David poussa, plus qu'aucun homme avant lui, ses investigations dans les provinces reculées de l'empire chinois ; c'est à lui que l'Occident doit sa connaissance du panda géant. Il collecta également, pour le compte du Muséum, plus de 1500 espèces et il écrivit trois relations de voyage comportant d'intéressantes observations botaniques. De nombreuses plantes qu'il découvrit, à l'instar de celles du genre davidia auquel appartient l'arbre aux mouchoirs, ont été nommées en son hommage. Nissen (BBI) n° 646. Le texte et les planches sont d'une belle fraîcheur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Cedrus Deodara, Loudon.

      Edinburgh. W. & A. K. Johnston. 1863- 1884. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet 22 x 16 1/2 inches. Overall light toning, short repaired tear to middle right and top edges, tiny soft indentation to paper at lower edge of image, still good to very good condition with bright image. Detailed and richly handcolored lithograph of pine cone and branch with two botanical details, from "The Pinetum Britannicum" by Edward James Ravenscroft, one "of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century" (de Belder catalogue #288). The pine needles are particularly beautifully rendered and richly colored. This image was lithographed by the artist using a zinc plate ("Printed from Zinc" being noted under the title).

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         ARCHIBALD MALMAISON .

      New York: Funk & Wagnalls, Publishers, 1884 - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-126 [127-144: publisher ads], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated bevel-edged orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, yellow endpapers. First U.S. edition. The first printing with ad on page 144 headed "The Standard Library, 1884." Issued as part of Funk & Wagnalls' "Standard Library Series" in paper at 15¢ and in cloth (as here) at 75¢. This edition contains the same five-page "Introductory" section found in the Bentley first edition (and omitted from the later 1899 Funk & Wagnalls edition). Hawthorne's neo- Gothic horror novel ARCHIBALD MALMAISON, first published in 1879 in London by Richard Bentley and Son, is his most melodramatically effective work of fiction. "Hawthorne's most powerful horror story ." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 196. "Crowded with many Gothic manifestations, it arouses still the horror intended . The story proved to be one of Hawthorne's most popular, both in England and America ." - Bassan, Hawthorne's Son: The Life and Literary Career of Julian Hawthorne (1970), pp. 126-27. The author is at his most assured in this book, in perfect control of his material, and a pleasure to observe. A contemporary review in The London Times was typical of its reception abroad: "After perusal of this weird, fantastic tale, it must be admitted that upon the shoulders of Julian Hawthorne has descended in no small degree the mantle of his more illustrious father. The climax is so terrible, and so dramatic in its intensity, that it is impossible to class it with any situation of modern fiction. There is much psychological ingenuity shown in some of the more subtle touches that lend an air of reality to this wild romance." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-77. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 107. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Other than a few insect tracks to rear panel and hint of fading to spine, a bright, fine copy. (#130730) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les sonnets du docteur. Un des 25 exemplaires de tete sur Japon Imperial.

      Paris: Chez la plupart des libraires 1884 - Wenig bekannte erste Ausgabe des berühmten Werks . Anonym erschienen. Exemplar Nr . 13 von nur 25 Exemplaren auf Kaiserlich-Japan ( Gesamtauflage 350 Expl. ). Rücken etwas ausgeblichen, sonst schönes Exemplar. Mit sehr schöner floraler Rückenvergoldung ( rote Rosen ) . Demi-maroquin à coins. Edition originale, peu connue, illustrée d‘un facsimile de lettre de Charles Monselet sur papier de chine, et de deux eaux-fortes , dont un frontispice de G. Clairin et une planche non-signée, mais de Felicien Rops. Numero 13 des 25 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial. Bel état ! Très rare. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Gr.-8°. 48 S. Orig.-Halbmaroquin mit floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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         HISTORY OF IDAHO TERRITORY SHOWING ITS RESOURCES AND ADVANTAGES; WITH ILLUSTRATIONS DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY, RESIDENCES, FARMS, MINES, MILLS, HOTELS, BUSINESS HOUSES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, &c

      San Francisco, 1884. Folio. Contemporary half sheep and publisher's cloth, tooled in blind and gilt. Boards scuffed and stained. Top edge lightly dampstained, minor scattered foxing. About very good. The first "full-scale history of Idaho" (Howes). This work contains illustrations of Idaho Territory's prominent citizens and their homes, including many specific ranches and farms; many of the buildings in Boise as well as street-scenes and views of other towns; mines, mills, and other industries of the territory; and a map of the territory with an inset of Old Faithful Geyser. The frontispiece is a view of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River. The introductory remarks indicate that the text has been divided into twenty-six sections for easy reference, including a history of the Northwest Territory; missionaries and immigration; a description of Idaho Territory's physical features, climate, soils, and natural resources; the "state of society in the Territory," biographical sketches of prominent citizens, and public schools; the native peoples and animals; and "miscellaneous historical matters." In the section entitled "Primitive Inhabitants," the native tribes of the area are listed, with a brief description of each: "The Pend d'Oreilles are peaceable, industrious, and, in the main, self-supporting. Many of them have adopted the dress, and, in a measure, the customs and habits of civilized people....The Kootenay's are an indolent, thriftless people, too cowardly to fight, too indolent to work, and many of them too lazy to hunt....The Shoshones are well supplied with good horses, and warmly and decently clad, with the single exception, dirt." And so forth. There is an extensive section on the Nez Perce, encompassing the Nez Perce War and efforts to relocate the tribe to a reservation. This work contains a remarkable group of lithographs illustrating ranches, houses, and properties in the Territory, making it a tremendous visual resource for the American West.

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         CARTA-GUIDA D’ITALIA ORO-IDROGRAFICA. Amministrativa e giudiziaria. Colla distinzione del Servizio Telegrafico, Indicazione degli Uffici Postali e della nuova Circoscrizione Militare Territoriale. Disegnata e compilata da G. Olivier.

      Milano, Olivier, 1884. Grande e bella carta geografica dell?'Italia, litografata a colori, suddivisa in 4 fogli (di mm. 800x636 cad.), montati su tela. Ogni foglio è suddiviso in 8 riquadri. Esemplare ben conservato.

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         RECOLLECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA MINING LIFE PRIMITIVE PLACERS AND THE FIRST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF GOLD THE PIONEERS OF THE PIONEERS - THEIR FORTUNE AND THEIR FATE WRITTEN FOR THE MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS

      San Francisco, 1884. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers lightly worn and lightly soiled. Two brief notes on verso of front wrapper (one in pencil, one in ink). Very clean internally. About very good overall. Henry DeGroot was a journalist with the NEW YORK TRIBUNE when he was sent to report on the gold discoveries in 1848. Rather than giving a personal account of his own experiences, however, DeGroot presents a very useful history of gold discoveries in California in 1848 and 1849. Other sections consider why John Fremont failed to discover gold earlier in the 1840s, and why many of the early pioneers failed to attain wealth. The illustrations are by the great Gold Rush artist, Charles Nahl. The front wrapper shows a miner panning for gold, and the rear wrapper illustrates a quartz mill. Other illustrations show Sutter's Mill and other mining camps, as well as various mining methods.

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         The Book of the Sword

      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - Large Octavo. 299pp., illustrated by Joseph Grego. Burton writes" From days immemorial the Queen of Weapons, a creator as well as a destroyer, carved out history, formed the nations, and shaped the world" The history of the sword from its birth to it progression, geographically and chronologically. Burton had planned at least one other volume maybe two to follow but left behind only his manuscripts. Bound in gray pictorial cloth depicting crossed swords and decorations in brown, pictorial gilt spine lettered in gilt, spine ends rubbed, corners rubbed, one rubbed though, black coated endpapers, bookseller's ticket partially worn away on front pastedown. spine darkened, some soiling, hinges fine. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         THE MODERN HIGH EXPLOSIVES

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1884. Hardcover. Very Good; period half morocco and marbled boards; spine lettered in gilt, marbled enpapers; scuffing to joints, spine ribs and extremities; front free endpaper creased with inscription on verso dated Belleville 1935. 8.75 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches. Rather scarce first edition of this classic treatise on high explosives. Subtitled, Nitro-glycerine and dynamite: their manufacture, their use, and their application to mining and military engineering; pyroxyline, or gun-cotton; the fulminates, picrates, and chlorates. Also the chemistry and analysis of the elementary bodies which enter into the manufacture of the principal nitro-compounds; xi, [1], 395 + 9 ad pp.

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         The Historical and the Posthumous Memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall 1772-1784

      London: Bickers and Son 1884 - Bickers & Son, London, 1884. 229 x 149 mm (9 x 5 7/8"). Five volumes. Edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Pleasing contemporary dark plum half morocco over marbled boards by Riviere and Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with delicate fleuron centrepiece, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With 14 engraved portraits. Front pastedown with bookplate of Sir Tresham Lever Bt. Front top joint of volume 1 is cracking but holding very well, the corners are bumped otherwise quite an excellent set, the text fresh and clean, with few signs of use, a little foxing and the attractive bindings with no significant wear. This is a well-bound set of the scandalous memoirs of Sir Nathaniel Wraxall (1751-1831), a traveller, diplomat, Member of Parliament, and inveterate gossip. His "Historical Memoirs of my Own Time, from 1772 to 1784" was first published in 1815, but quickly had to be revised and reissued due to tiresome lawsuits for libel. Critics were unanimous in their disapproval, calling the work "pompous gossip and inflated trash" (Quarterly Review), a "union of nastiness and obscenity" (Edinburgh Review), and "outrageous and unnecessary indecency." (British Critic). Needless to say, the public loved it. Although he seemed to enjoy the furore he created, and bragged that "never, I believe, did any literary work procure for its author a more numerous list of powerful and inveterate enemies," Wraxall decided to publish the remaining part of his memoirs posthumously, when he would be beyond the reach of nasty litigation. The posthumous memoirs appeared in 1836, this time to critical acclaim, with the "Gentleman's Magazine" declaring that the work "will not be considered as one of the ephemeral productions of the day, but . . . Will be consulted by those who wish to obtain information relative to one of the most eventful and interesting periods of English history." The contributions to the world of letters by the bibliographer, editor, and antiquarian Henry Wheatley, (1838-1917) were substantial. Besides being a prolific literary editor, Wheatley published works on topography, library management, bibliographies, bookbinding, and the English dictionary, among other topics. The attractive binding is by Riviere, considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere began as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known (as here) as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty. Condition Report Externally Spine – Good condition Joints – Good condition – top joint of first volume is cracking but holding well Corners – Good condition slightly bumped Boards – Good condition Page edges – Good condition, top edge gilt. See above and photos Internally Hinges – Good condition strong and showing no signs of cracking – internal hinge (after the end papers) is cracking to some volumes but they are holding very well Front paste down – Good condition with book plates of Sir Tresham Lever Bt Front free end paper – Good condition Title – Good condition Pages – Good condition with some foxing throughout Illustrations – Black and White plates to the volumes See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Butterflies of Europe: Rhopalocera Europae

      Reeve, London 1884 - viii, 396, xii, 82 colour plates. large-8vo. HB. Large-8vo, full red morocco, gilt tooling to borders and spine, gilt inner dentelles, raised bands to spine, aeg, marbled end-papers; some rubbing and a little wear to joints, edges and corners; small hole to bottom of rear joint, neat cloth reinforcement to inner hinges; some foxing to prelims and marginal foxing to plates. 82 fine chromolithographic plates by West, Newman & Co. An attractive copy. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         RANGERS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS. WITH A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENTS, HARDSHIPS, MASSACRES, BATTLES, AND WARS, BY WHICH TEXAS WAS RESCUED FROM THE RULE OF THE SAVAGE AND CONSECRATED TO THE EMPIRE OF CIVILIZATION.

      San Antonio: Shepard Bros. & Co., 1884. - [2],411pp., including in-text illustrations. Original blindstamped red cloth, spine gilt. Cloth heavily rubbed, worn at edges and spine ends, hinges weak. Previous owner's name in pencil on verso of final text page, "George Sellers, Centre Point, Texas." Lacks front and rear endpapers. Occasional scattered foxing. A good copy. In a cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase, spine gilt. One of the rarest and best accounts of pioneer days in Texas, described by Edward Eberstadt as "one of the most important and authentic accounts of the Indians Wars in Texas." Sowell wrote the book while still in his mid-thirties, and so his was one of the first primary accounts to be published. The first section of the book collects Indian affrays as recounted to Sowell by various pioneers. The second section relates the adventures of the author's family in Texas during the 1830s and '40s, with much interesting material concerning the Texas Revolution and the republic period. The final section contains Sowell's vital personal narrative of experiences during the Wichita Campaign of 1870-71. A Texas rarity of prime importance. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 192. RAINES, p.193. HOWES S801. GRAFF 3909. DOBIE, pp.58,60.

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         Atlas der menschlichen und tierischen Haare sowie der ähnlichen Fasergebilde. Für die Bedürfnisse der Staatsarzneikunde , des Handels, der Technik und der Landwirtschaft hrsg. von J. Grimm.

      (Schauenburg),, Lahr 1884 - Lahr (Schauenburg), 1884. Quer Gr. 4. 195, IV S. + 12 Bildtafeln OHLn Titelseite mit Eckabschitt ohne Textverlust. EA von allergrößter Seltenheit. Sprache: deutsch Titelseite mit Eckabschitt ohne Textverlust. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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         History of the Class of Seventy-Nine At the U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y.

      New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1884 - "History of the Class of Seventy-Nine" With Eight Mounted Military Photographs ABBOT, Frederic V. History of the Class of Seventy-Nine. At the U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1884. First edition. Quarto. 217 pp. Full maroon cloth, gilt-stamped on front cover and spine. With 8 sepia tone photographs mounted on hard stock paper. Top edge gilt. "Chas H. Grierson U.S. Army" stamped on front paste-down. Spine sunned, edges bumped and covers rubbed. A few plates loose but still in tact. A very good copy with early military photographs. HBS 66611. $1,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         DAVID (Armand)] FRANCHET (Adrien)

      1884 1184 - Paris, G. Masson, 1884-1888, , 2 volumes grand in-4, 390 + 334 pages, 44 planches en lithographie, dont une double en couleurs, demi-basane vert bouteille à coins, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronné, Bel ouvrage, d'une grande rareté, en deux tomes : le premier sur les plantes de Mongolie, du nord et du centre de la Chine, avec 27 planches ; le second sur les plantes du Tibet oriental, province de Moupine (Muping), avec 17 planches. C'est la première édition en librairie, après la parution dans les Nouvelles archives du Muséum d'histoire naturelle entre 1883 et 1887-1888 (2e série, tome V à X) et le second tirage des planches, dont une belle planche double en couleurs figurant la fleur du davidia involucrata, autrement connu sous le nom d' "arbre aux mouchoirs". En 1880, Adrien Franchet (1834-1900) se voit confier la collation et l'étude de l'importante collection botanique du missionnaire lazariste l'abbé Armand David (1826-1900), éminent botaniste et zoologiste, conservée dans l'Herbier du Muséum. L'abbé David poussa, plus qu'aucun homme avant lui, ses investigations dans les provinces reculées de l'empire chinois ; c'est à lui que l'Occident doit sa connaissance du panda géant. Il collecta également, pour le compte du Muséum, plus de 1500 espèces et il écrivit trois relations de voyage comportant d'intéressantes observations botaniques. De nombreuses plantes qu'il découvrit, à l'instar de celles du genre davidia auquel appartient l'arbre aux mouchoirs, ont été nommées en son hommage. Nissen (BBI) n° 646. Le texte et les planches sont d'une belle fraîcheur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         David Scott, R.S.A. and His Works: Being a Catalogue of His Paintings, Engravings, and Designs

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1884 - Folio, original brown buckram, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait and 28 engraved plates. ? A fine catalogue raisonnÈ of the artist David Scott, brother of William Bell Scott, compiled by John Gray, with extensive notes and a long memoir. The work is dedicated to William Bell Scott, and this copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper by William Bell Scott to his lover, Alice Boyd: "AB from WBS affectionately, April 1884.". Cloth a bit spotted and worn; very good copy. First edition, large paper copy, one of 100 copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Jadis et Naguère

      1884 - Paris, 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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         The Present State of the Orkney Islands Considered, and An Account of the New Method of Fishing on the Coast of Shetland

      William Brown, Edinburgh 1884 - Number 16 of a limited edition of 162. Front hinge cracked. Lower half of spine label missing. Covers dust-soiled. Else near Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Mary Anderson. The Story of Her Life

      1884 - (ANDERSON, Mary) FARRAR, J.M. Mary Anderson. The Story of Her Life and Professional Career. London: David Bogue, 1884. Large quarto, mid-20th century three-quarter crushed brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. $700.First edition of this biography of “our Mary,” extra-illustrated with 27 engraved plates, 23 mounted albumen photographs, 17 playbills (one printed on silk) and an autograph note signed by Anderson, handsomely bound.A native Californian, Mary Anderson enjoyed a successful stage career on both sides of the Atlantic. In New Orleans, “she gave such a triumphant performance… that an enthusiastic crowd of thousands escorted her to the railroad station.” She achieved great stature as a performer of Shakespeare in England, and Sir William Gilbert even wrote a play expressly for her. “Her portrayal of both the noble, womanly, tragic Hermione and the winsome, bright, youthful Perdita” in the The Winter’s Tale “was a tour de force that impressed both fans and critics” in London and New York.“Anderson’s classic beauty, great charm, superb acting ability and rich contralto voice inspired such affection in her American fans that she was always referred to as ‘Our Mary’ despite her long years abroad. Conservative in her choice of vehicles, she lent vivacity to the old-fashioned plays that consistently captivated her audiences” (ANB). This biography of the acclaimed actress was issued with one steel-engraved portrait; this copy has been generously extra-illustrated with 27 engraved plates, 23 mounted albumen photographs, 17 playbills (one printed on silk) and a two-page autograph note signed by Anderson tipped to the leaf preceding the half title. In the note, Anderson requests a visit from the recipient. Scattered light foxing and offsetting. An about-fine, amply extra-illustrated copy, handsomely bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Aquarelle originale représentant le Pont Suspendu de Rouen.

      - Aquarelle sur papier fort, signée en bas à droite, datée et située en bas à gauche (1884), 33,5 x 24 cm. Petite restauration de papier angulaire (3 x 2 cm). Belle aquarelle vue de la rive gauche avec le quai animé de manutentionnaires, le Pont Suspendu qui disparait dans la fumée des bâteaux à vapeur et la flêche de la cathédrale que l'on devine en arrière-plan. A quai un voilier décharge ses tonneaux. Ce pont fut inauguré le 31 août 1836, il était payant, deux sous et comptabilisait 10 000 passages par jour ! Il fut détruit en 1884, année de notre aquarelle. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         A Letterpress Description of the Views of Sydney in 1810

      Sydney: William Dymock, 1884. Quarto, 6pp., with a folding coloured map; unbound as issued. Letterpress description of the Dymock facsimile of the very rare 1810 John Eyre views of Sydney.Originally, the set of views were offered with this booklet, which is now quite scarce.Includes folding coloured map titled "A New Plan of the Settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government July 20th 1810"

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         Lettre autographe signée à propos du roman Germinal

      - Lettre autographe signée à l’éditeur belge Henry Kistemaeckers. Médan 20 novembre 1884; 1 page in-8°. Zola donne les clefs pour comprendre « Germinal » en vue de sa prochaine sortie en Belgique : « Tout ce que je puis vous dire, c’est que le personnage central de Germinal est Etienne Lantier, un des fils du Lantier de l’Assommoir. Au mot « Germinal », vous pouvez donc, je crois, renvoyer au mot « Lantier », et là parler du roman, à propos du personnage. Vous êtes fort aimable, et je vous remercie de l’importance que vous soulez bien donner à mes travaux » « Germinal », le treizième et plus célèbre roman de la série des Rougon-Macquart écrit d’avril 1884 à janvier 1885, sort en mars 1885. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. In 4 volumes

      John C. Nimmo 1884, London - Complete in 4 volumes. This is copy no. 27 of a large paper edition limited to 150 copies and with proof etchings on Japanese paper. Dark blue cloth with paper title labels to spines. Printed on laid paper. Edges uncut. Dampstaining to rear board of one volume. Slight darkening to eps. With 14 original etchings, 3 photogravures and a new etched portrait. An attractive fresh set in Near Fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Casa di Savoia e la monarchia italiana. Plebisciti. Ricordo nazionale.

      Paravia, Torino 1884 - 2 voll. in 4, pp. 217 + (1) + (2b); Â318 + (2) + (2b) con 2 tavv. in bianco nero di medaglie commemorative e 21 tavv. f.t. protette da velinaÂcon grandi stemmi di citta' italiane inÂcromolit. Fioriture della carta. Cart. ed.Âcon ill. al p. ant. Ed. di lusso di soli 300 esemplari. Testo riquadrato. Ed. orig.Âdi quest'opera commemorativa con documenti relativi ai ducati di Parma e Guastalla, Modena, Reggio,ÂPiacenza, province lombarde, province di Padova, Vicenza, Treviso e Rovigo, Venezia, Province toscane, napoletane, siciliane, delle Marche, dell'Umbria, etc. ITA

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         Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Limited Edition

      Edinburgh David Douglas 1884. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with minor abrasion on lower board. Spotting to page ends. Book-plate on paste-down. Teg 99/350 Half leather marbled board cover 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). viii, 286pp. 36 plates.

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         Autograph Letter Signed "Richard" to a German Historian Eduard Meyer; With: a Printed Obituary of Wilhelm Spitta (Director of the Khedival Library in Cairo), Authored and Inscribed by Meyer].

      1884 - Breslau, 2 April, 1884. Octavo (ca. 22x14 cm). 12 pp. Brown ink on six folded cream paper leaves. Fold marks, two pages slightly soiled, otherwise a very good letter written in legible hand. The obituary: MEYER, E. Wilhelm Spitta, Director der viceköniglichen Bibliothek in Kairo: Nekrolog. Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, [1883]. Offprint from the "Centralblatt f. Bibiliothekswesen." Octavo. 7 pp. Original publisher's wrappers. Inscribed by the author on verso of the front wrapper. Wrappers slightly soiled and with minor tears and losses on the corners, but overall a very good copy. Important primary document illustrating German Oriental and ancient history studies in the latter half of the 19th century. This extensive letter by a prominent German Orientalist and Egyptologist Richard Pietschmann is addressed to his colleague and friend Eduard Meyer (1855-1930), a German historian, a specialist in ancient history. In the letter Pietschmann thanks Meyer for the obituary "you have done for our poor Spitta" and discussed several works of German Orientalists and historians - Wilhelm Spitta (1853-83), Meyer himself, Gaston Maspero (1846-1916), and Wolfgang Helbig (1839-1915). The letter was written when Pietschmann was the university librarian in Breslau, later he also served as the librarian in the universities of Marburg, Göttingen (where he was also a Professor of Egyptology and ancient Oriental history), Greifswald, and the Royal Library in Berlin. Eduard Meyer was a professor of ancient history at Breslau in 1885, at Halle in 1889, and at Berlin in 1902. He lectured at Harvard in 1909. Honorary degrees were given him by Oxford, St. Andrews, Freiburg, and Chicago universities. His major work is Geschichte des Altertums (1884-1902)" (Wikipedia). Wilhelm Spitta was a German linguist who for the first time described the grammar of the Egyptian colloquial in his book "Grammatik des arabischen Vulgärdialects von Aegypten" (1880).

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         Paroissien Elzevir rite romain.

      Paris, Gruel et Engelmann 1884. Mit 5 farblithograph. Tafeln und einigen Holzschnitten. 649 S., 1 Bl. Hellbrauner Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rücken- und reicher Deckenverg., Stehkantenverg., Innenkantenfileten und roten Seidenvorsätzen (einer monogrammiert EHA). Beide Decken jeweils mit intarsierter Szene aus dem Letzten Abendmahl. Aufwendig verzierter Goldschnitt. Mit zwei Metallschließen und an den oberen Kanten angebrachter Metallkette. Signiert Gruel. 16,3 x 8,4 cm. Die Metallkette ist wohl als Trageschlaufe für eine kleine Damenhand vorgesehen. - Die ovale Abendmahlszene am Vorderdeckel mit kl. Ausbruch unten. Hinteres Gelenk gering angebrochen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Das Internationale Problemturnier des Deutschen Schachbundes, Nürnberg 1883

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1884 - vii+158 pages with diagrams and tables. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") rebound in yellow cloth with spine label. ((Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2462) First edition. Condition: Rebound else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Zur Aetiologie der Tuberkulose

      Berlin 1884 - S.1-88 und Tafeln 1-10 in: Mittheilungen aus dem Kaiserl.Gesundheitsamte. Bd.2. Berlin 1884. 4°. Mit 13 Tafeln. 3 Bl., 499 S. Späterer Leinwandband mit eingelassenem Titelblatt der Originalbroschur. Bestens erhalten. Garrison-M. 2331 - Erstdruck von Kochs bahnbrechender Arbeit. erste vollständige Darstellung seiner Tuberkuloseforschung, der vur eine Ankündigung von 10 Seiten in der Berliner Klinischen Wochenschrift von 1882 vorausgegangen war. Der Band enthält weitere bedeutende Arbeiten: Koch, Gaffky und Löffler: Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschweächung der Milzbrandbazillen und -infektion fdurch Fütterung - Gaffky:Zur Aetiologie des Abdominaltyphus - Löffler: Untersuchungen übder die Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Entstehunmg der Diphterie bei Menschen. Von großer Seltenheit und sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CALLED BACK . Arrowsmith's Bristol Library Vol. I.

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street. London: Griffith & Farran, n.d. [1884] - Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-194. First book edition. Published earlier as "Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual for 1883. Conway's first full-length fiction, a novel which brought him worldwide fame and established the formula and format of the Victorian shilling shocker. ". this sensational story of murder, amnesia, Siberian exile, political assassination and detection made a tremendous hit. It was translated all over Europe, a dramatized version ran for a year, and the novel sold over 350,000 copies in four years." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 222. "Sensational novel of mystery and crime with an element of fantasy ." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 58. Hubin (1994), p. 184. Sadleir 608. Wolff 1423a. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald. [Bound with] Conway, Hugh. AT WHAT COST AND OTHER STORIES . London: John and Robert Maxwell, n.d. [1885]. Small octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-173 [174: printer's imprint] [note: lacks original paper wrappers and advertising leaf (pages 175-176)]. Collects three stories, "At What Cost," "The Story of a Sculptor," and "Capital Wine," none of which appear to be fantastic. The first two are romantic melodramas, the third a whimsical tale about an executor who struggles to preserve a magnificent wine cellar from the depredations of a tee-totaling relative. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 58. Hubin, p. 92. Sadleir 606. Wolff 1421. [Bound with] Cooper, J[ames] F[enimore]. THE PILOT: A TALE OF THE SEA. New edition. London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. Small octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-288. Three books bound in one volume, three- quarter red leather and cloth. Armorial bookplate of L. R. West affixed to front paste-down. Binding extremities a bit rubbed, a very good copy. (#147682) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Paroissien Elzevir rite romain.

      Paris, Gruel et Engelmann 1884.. Mit 5 farblithograph. Tafeln und einigen Holzschnitten. 649 S., 1 Bl. Hellbrauner Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rücken- und reicher Deckenverg., Stehkantenverg., Innenkantenfileten und roten Seidenvorsätzen (einer monogrammiert EHA). Beide Decken jeweils mit intarsierter Szene aus dem Letzten Abendmahl. Aufwendig verzierter Goldschnitt. Mit zwei Metallschließen und an den oberen Kanten angebrachter Metallkette. Signiert Gruel. 16,3 x 8,4 cm. Die Metallkette ist wohl als Trageschlaufe für eine kleine Damenhand vorgesehen. - Die ovale Abendmahlszene am Vorderdeckel mit kl. Ausbruch unten. Hinteres Gelenk gering angebrochen.

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         Letter Signed to the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette [William T. Stead], 1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, 1 Queen's Mansions, 12 January 1884.

      - Marked 'Private' at the head, thanking Stead for his 'great kindness & consideration' during his illness. Stead was to lose his life in the sinking of the Titanic (15 April 1912).

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         Boston Daily Globe 1909. Stories of General Custer. Boston Evening Record 1884. Ryan Interviews Sitting Bull. Ryan Letters to Camp. An Original 103 page typed Manuscript

      Not Relevant, First Edition. This document has been compiled by John M. Carroll. He has even gone so far as to insert hand drawn original illustrations which have been signed by D. D. Moore. The piece starts with Carroll telling some stories and giving some history on General Custer. Carroll introduces this by praising Custer and noting down his strengths such as 'He was quick to decide and quick to execute'. He then goes on to focus on Custer's early life in which he examines it closely, and then his rise to General at such a young age. Carroll writes in a really good biographical way to explain Custer's life and this information spans over 38 pages which include 3 hand drawn illustrations on card all stuck to the pages with cellotape.Next comes the section from Boston Evening Records 1884. Carroll reports that 'important and most interesting evidence has come into a Record reporter's hands.' Before Carroll explains what this is he recaps the events leading up to Custer's demise in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Then follows a transcript of a meeting held between the Record reporter, John Ryan (a former soldier with Custer) and Sitting Bull. This is a very interesting piece of evidence and is a really good read. You will struggle to find something else like this as it is extremely rare. This transcript of the conversation covers 8 pages.Next follows some John Ryan letters. It is in these that Ryan is explaining his side of what happened during the fight and afterwards. There is then some questions put to Ryan from Camp which he answers. These letters and question and answers span over 57 pages and include a newspaper cutting, a card stuck onto the pages with cellotape and some photocopies of army paperwork. The card appears to be John Ryan's own. It has his name at the top, his ranks and divisions in the army, including his work with Custer against the KKK and other white supremacist groups in the South, followed by his career in the police force. It could be described as a form of 'memorium card' possibly published in celebration of his achievements, maybe for the 50th anniversary of the battle, the same year that Ryan died, 1926. John Ryan died on October 14th 1926, at 29 Auburndale Avenue, West Newton, MA, which incidentally was the house where he was born.Carroll doesn't provide a conclusion or summary to this huge piece of work but does include a lot of original and new information that may not have been seen elsewhere. This documentation really is a one of a kind. Not only does it include an eye witness account to what happened in the fight but it is also illustrated and well researched. The format is Imperial 8.5" x 11" and there are 103 loose pages. The pages are not annotated but appear to have been printed, not type written. The condition is Fine and even the card illustrations sellotaped to the papers are not damaged in any way. The papers have been stored in a brown envelope which has a split pin fastening on the back with the hand written words on the front: 'M.S.S. for Boston Daily Globe 1909. Stories of General Cuter. Boston Evening Record 1884. Ryan Interviews Sitting Bull. Ryan Letters to Camp. Compiled by John M. Carroll.'John M. Carroll died in the summer of 1990 and left behind a vast body of work that added greatly to the scholarly study of Custer, and his writings should be considered the equal of Graham, Kuhlman, Brininstool, et al. Carroll devoted much of his life to the study of George Armstrong Custer, and wrote or edited many books on the subject. On his death his collection passed to his long time friend and associate Robert Aldrich, and it was finally sold at auction around 1996 by PBA. Material from his collection is now scarce on the open market, and in particular his own manuscripts, notes, and typescripts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: General Custer; NOT FOR OTHER ABE; Inventory No: 188473.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      "Hotel Royal, Berlin", 24. XI. 1884. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit einer Absage, da er mit "one of the most important personages in Germany" dinnieren müsse: "One of the most important personages in Germany has invited me to dinner this eveningk, and as I dare not offend or decline this invitation for many reasons I geb you will do me the favor to take this apology for my non-attendance at your hospitable table." - Einer Anmerkung in Bleistift nach dürfte es sich hierbei um Bismarck gehandelt haben. - Kleiner Ausschnitt am oberen linken Rand.

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         The Origin of Species, By Means of Natural Selection, of the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London John Murray 1884 - Sixth edition with additions and corrections to 1872. 8vo (19.5 x 14 cm), xxi, 458 pp., with 1 folding illustration, ads to verso of title page. Publisher's green cloth gilt, ruled in blind, hinges slightly cracked else a fine copy. This well-known work by Darwin, considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology, introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. "The most important biological work ever written" (Freeman). "The most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" (Grolier); [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ICONOGRAPHIE PATHOLOGIQUE DE L' OEUF HUMAIN FECONDE, G.J. MARTIN-SAINT-ANGE 1884

      Librairie J. - B. Baillière et Fils. 1884 - Paris. 1884. Tela y dorados, poco deslucida. VIII+185p+ XIX Bellas Planchas. Extremadamente raro ejemplar sobre el aborto y el ovulo humano. Ref 20 Biblioteca PMI. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. Leather bound. This is a superior example of Burton?'s famous work on the sword, notable for unusually clean contents and a fine binding. Best known as an explorer and the translator of the Arabian epic The Thousand Nights and a Night, diplomat Sir Richard Burton was also an avid swordsman. Burton originally began work on this history in 1850 when, on a sojourn in France, he began a serious regimen of fencing, eventually earning the coveted title of Maître d?'Armes Breveté de Pointe. His biographer Edward Rice notes that Burton?'s ?"mastery of the sword became legendary not only among the English but also among the French, and when it was known that he was about to put on an exhibition at Boulogne?'s Salle d?'Armes, dozens of onlookers would come to watch.?" Burton?'s Book of the Sword ?"was to be his great work, covering—in three volumes—the sword in all countries from the earliest times… [the first volume taking] the reader over some 300 pages from the sword?'s origins to the early Roman Empire?" (Richard Cohen, By the Sword). To this end, Burton ?"collected a great deal of literature, and inspected the armouries of Europe and India. To his encyclopedic mind the subject began with the first weapon fashioned by the simian ancestors of man, started afresh with the invention of metallurgy (which he assigned to the Nile Valley), henceforth coincided with the history of military prowess until the introduction of gunpowder, finally ending with the duello when the sword became a defensive weapon?" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Although he left manuscript notes for the second and third volumes of the work, Burton finished only the first volume, and the title page does not indicate that it is Volume I of a larger work. As early as 1923, Burton bibliographer Norman Penzer noted that the book had become ?"very scarce.?" This volume, rebound in three-quarter red morocco, is notable for unusually crisp, clean contents. We note virtually no soiling or spotting. Age-toning is mild, mostly confined to the otherwise clean page edges. There is an expert tissue-paper repair to the bottom verso of the half title. A 1933 newspaper article on the evolution of the sword which references Burton?'s work is tipped onto the verso of the last text leaf. The binding is three-quarter dark red morocco over red cloth boards with raised spine bands, gilt tooled spine compartments, gilt ruled transitions, head and foot bands, marbled endpapers, and gilt top edge. Condition of the binding is near fine, with slight wear to the lower front joint and the corners. Bibliographic reference: Penzer 107-112.

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         Voyage en Espagne .

      1884. Alfred Mame et Fils, éditeurs. 1884 - Impr. Mame. Tours. . 1 Vol. . 400. Folio Menor. Tela Editorial. Encuadernación Artística , Grabados , Idiomas (Francés), Local España (España), Siglo XIX , Viajes / Guías / Turismo . Soberbio ejemplar de este famoso libro de viajes por España durante el siglo XIX. Contiene bellas xilografías y una excelente encuadernación estampada con motivos taurinos y arabescos.

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      W. B. Thomas, 1884. - First edition. 12mo. Rebound in full, tan morocco with raised bands on spine, and with author and title in gilt on red and green morocco labels on spine, 262 pp., frontis. [portrait], preface, introduction. Graff 2688 says, "The account of Rose's adventures supplements the stories of the Wyeth expedition and of the early fur trade days. Rose was captured by Indians, but escaped." Rose and Joe Lewis started from Pennsylvania to become fur trappers with the Nathaniel J.Wyeth's St. Louis Company. Rose later joined Jim Bridger, Milton Sublette, Kit Carson, Joe Meek, Bill Williams, and others, trapping and trading all over the Rocky Mountains and Oregon country. His journal forms a collateral journal in conjunction with some few known accounts of the times. A very good copy offered in a cloth clamshell box with leather label stamped in gilt on the spine. GRAFF 2688. HOWES M306. STREETER SALE 2115. WAGNER-CAMP 75 [NOTE]. SMITH 6536. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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