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         La revue indépendante n°1 à n°6 de Mai à Octobre 1884

      First edition of the 6 numéros.Reliure to bradel in full brown calico, as part of morocco with gold embossed flower center back, light scratch on the title plate, some spots, contemporary binding. Contributions: E. de Goncourt "A Passionnette" "Ideas and Sensations of a civilized old", E. Monteil "The secular Instruction Manual and Review", J.-K. Huysmans "Genesis Painter" "The 1884 Salon" "A Dilemma", P. Verlaine "Friends", E. Hennequin "The Romans Edmond de Goncourt" "JK Huysmans," R. Caze " In the Intimacy ", H. Céard" 'Chronicle of the Past ", E. Zola" Campaign Theater "C. Lemonnier" A Temptation of St Anthony of Félicien Rops, "A. Lefevre" The Universe and Life "A. Remacle" The Wagnerian Movement in France "Nice copy. La revue indépendante Paris Mai-Octobre 1884relié

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         La Sardaigne à vol d'oiseau en 1882. Son histoire, ses moeurs, sa géologie, ses richesses métallifères et ses productions de toutes sortes

      Originale.Reliure half grief fir Edition, back past five nerves, whose initials gold has faded into the back foot a bit split and then reattached Length, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper A slightly blunted corner without gravity, binding of époque.Ouvrage full well of his lithographs and woodcuts 11 Inserts: 1 folding plate of a view of Cagliari in the early volume, fold-in-1 card as well as fine 9 boards inset including 4 enhanced with watercolor of Sardinian traditional costumes, ceramics and small sculptures.Quelques minor foxing, lack minor and without injury to the foot of text pages 285 to 296.Rare. E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie Paris 1884 17,5x26cm relié

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         Les soeurs Rondoli

      First Edition. Signed autograph from the author to Mr. Renoul. Back slightly warped bit rubbed otherwise fine copy as issued. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1884 12x19cm broché

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         La revue indépendante de Mai à Octobre 1884

      First Edition paper on current individual parts. Bound in half red shagreen, spine 5 bands set with ornate golden dotted boxes decorated with golden double gilded figure of a previous bibliophile, date tail dishes marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, corners bumped, contemporary binding. Contributions by: E. de Goncourt "A Passionnette" "Ideas and Sensations of an old civilization," E. Monteil "The Instruction Manual secular and Review", JK Huysmans "The Genesis of the Painter" "The Show 1884" "A Dilemma", P. Verlaine "The Friends", E. Hennequin "The Romans Edmond de Goncourt" "JK Huysmans', R. Caze "The Earrings" "The Celebration", H. Céard "'Chronicle of April," E. Zola "Theater Campaign", C. Lemonnier "A Temptation of St Anthony of Félicien Rops," A. Lefevre "The Universe and Life", A. Remacle "The Wagnerian Movement in France" Pleasant specimen. La revue indépendante Paris Mai-Octobre 1884 11,5x18cm relié

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         Tous les baisers

      First Edition printed on Holland. Illustrated covers, frontispieces by F. Besnier. Small gaps at the top of the first volume, a few foxing affecting certain volumes, otherwise rare complete set in good condition. Chez tous les libraires Paris 1884 10x14,5cm 6 volumes brochés

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         Exposition des oeuvres d'Edouard Manet

      Edition which it was not derived great papers. Very nice copy. Rare. Imp. A. Quantin Paris 1884 11,5x18,5cm broché

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         Les poètes maudits

      First Edition printed 253 copies and for which he was not derived great papers.This book is full of three portraits inset T. Corbiere, A. Rimbaud and Mallarme S. drawn on China.Several of the most famous poems of Arthur Rimbaud appear here for the first time including "Vowels".L. Ponet bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat.Very discrete restorations on the back.Copies of the "cursed poets" in this condition, as published, are extremely rare.Léon Vanier Paris 1884 12x18,5cm broché

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         Les vieilles actrices. Le musée des antiques

      Original issue for which it was not derived great papiers.Reliure half burgundy morocco corners, back with five bands set with ornate golden nets double coffered gold, when gold tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets and back conservés.Envoi autograph signed by the author in red ink to Mr. Yung "... Mr Yung (the Blue Revue) these small blue" .Exemplaire pleasantly établi.Provenances: Libraries & Lucien George Allienne and Heilbronn with their bookplate pasted on the guards. Librairie des auteurs modernes Paris 1884 12x18,5cm relié

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         Recherches sur la conductibilite galvanique des electrolytes. 2 Hefte.

      Stockholm, Norstedt, 1884.. 8°. Mit 1 Tafel. 63 SS.; 89 SS. OBr. (unaufgeschnitten, leicht gebräunt, Ränder etw. rissig).. Erste Ausgabe.- Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar in den Original-Broschuren von Arrhenius' Promotionsschrift. Diese hatte bereits sein großes Thema zum Inhalt, die elektrolytische Dissoziation. 1903 erhielt er den Nobelpreis für Chemie. Separatabdruck aus: "Bihang till Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar Band. 8, No. 13, No. 14". Premiere partie: "La conductibilite des solutions aqueuses extremement diluees determinee au moyen du depolarisateur"; Seconde partie: "Theorie chimique des electrolytes".

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         Three Period Copies of Autograph Letters Signed to Dr. James Croll (physical geologist, 1821-90), Kew Gardens, 28 March, 1 & 6 April 1884, discussing issues of Arctic interest including the 'hopelessly unintelligible' question of whether specimens of wood found in the Arctic are evidence of interglacial warming periods, expressing particular scepticism as to Sir Edward Belcher's claims to have found a tree stump embedded in frozen clay, 'Belcher you know was a notoriously untruthful man . The best (and most deservedly) hated man of his day in the Navy.']

      London, 1884. The first two letters four pages and the third six pages on octavo bifolia ca. (18x11,5 cm), all with Montreal Cottage, Perth blind stamps. Letters with fold marks but overall in very good condition. Hooker had gained early experience in the Polar regions as a young botanist with Sir James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition on Erebus, 1839-43, whose scientific results he published in six volumes. He succeeded his father as Director of Kew Gardens in 1865. He was also a close friend of Charles Darwin and "among the founders of the X Club, a private dining society that supported Darwinism" (Oxford DNB). "The 1860s and 1870s saw renewed interest in astronomical and physical causes of glaciations. Geologists had long laboured to explain the existence of extremely cold glacial conditions in now-temperate latitudes, and the remains of subtropical flora in polar regions., Croll advanced ., the theory that global weather patterns would be indirectly affected by the periodic changes in the eccentricity of the earth's orbit about the sun, for a winter occurring when the earth was in the aphelion of its most eccentric orbit would be bitterly cold, and this would set in motion a chain of large-scale climatic changes resulting in large tracts of glacial land ice - an ice age" (Oxford DNB). For full texts of the letters please contact us.

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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         Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury Letter Signed (Lord Robert Cecil)

      1884. No binding. Very Good. Autograph Letter Signed. Four pages 9 x 7 inches flat and was folded to 4.5 x 7 inches. Dated Chalet Cecil Puys, Dieppe Sept(ember) 13th 1884. Last page with removed quarter section re affixed with tape in two sections, some browing otherwise in good conditionIt reads: My dear Sir John (Heron Maxwell)A line before post goes out to thank  you very heartily for your kind welcome to Dumfrieshire. I hope by persistent efforts, we may get your countrymen - or at least a sufficient number of them, to hear some reason as to the doings of the Grand old man. They tell me that there is a good deal of bitterness of feeling in this country against the English, and if the depression in trade goes on, and there is much increase in sufficiency, we pray really have to look to our wooden walls - or rather our ()  Street walls however it is a good thing that there has been an excellent harvest - so the ill humor does not spread far beyond the politicians. Yours very truly, Salisbury The recipient, Sir John Heron-Maxwell, 6th Baronet (1808-1885), was a per, and a captain in the Royal Navy. Lord Robert Cecil or Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, (1830-1903) [Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868] British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 years.

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         FREGAT PALLADA" I - II

      Two volumes. Ocherki puteshestviya v dvukh tomakh. Cont. quarter calf. 408 pp; 583. Fine.Complete, 4th ed. published as vols. 6 and 7 of Polnoe sobranie sochinenii. The first edition appeared in 1858. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Catalogue illustré de l'exposition des arts incohérents

      E. Bernard & Cie 1884 - - E. Bernard & Cie, Paris 1884, 14x23cm, relié. - Edition originale. Remliure en demi basane marron, dos à quatre nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, coiffe inférieure frottée, un nerf comportant un petit manque, coins émoussés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Ouvrage comportant de nombreuses illustrations in et hors-texte. Rares rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Vildanden. Skuespil i fem akter af...

      Kbh. 1884.. 8vo. 244 s. 1. utgave. Dekorert originalbind med helt gullsnitt. Et meget friskt og fint eksemplar

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         Autograph lettercard signed ("G. Monteverde").

      Rome, 28. V. 1884. - Oblong small 8vo. 1 p. To an "amico carissimo" regarding photographs of a statue. - With small label, monogram stamp "LS" and ms. number "138".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - Original Paperback Wisden.

      1884 - Hi, This lot is an 1884 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper touched up but otherwise a very nice example of an old book. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some marks and small 1/2 inch tear repaired to the rear cover and tiny amount to the corners. Internally nice and clean , very white and hardly any spotting. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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         Navegación del Río Bermejo y Viajes al Gran Chaco

      Buenos Aires : Imprenta Europea 1884 - ~ Portada ilustrada con dibujo de C. Peincich, 24 ilustraciones en el texto y 4 cuadros sinópticos desplegables ~ Media piel con nervios, título y florones decorativos dorados en lomo. Encuadernación de época ~ 416p ~ 22x16x3cm. ~ Manchas de agua al pie de unas pocas hojas, con desgarres en 8 de ellas pero sin afectar texto, reparación de un cuadro sinóptico con desaparición de 6 guarismos, por lo demás, en Muy Buen estado. Firma no identificada en portada ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Tales from The Arabic

      ) Editions of the Book of the Thousand and One Night Not Occurring in the Other Printed Texts of the Work, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart edition of this collections of Arabic stories (including stories from The Arabian Nights), translated and edited by John Payne. Numbered 64 of 500 limited copies, intended for private circulation only. Including The Favourite and Her Lover, Sinbad the Sailor and Hinbad the Porter, Story of the King and His Chamberlain's Wife, and many others. Bookplate of Sir Francis Danson to front pastedown. Sir Francis Chatillon Danson (18553 July 1926) was a British average adjuster. He was chairman of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, for which he was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In decorative paper-vellum bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, though with the occasional mark. Inernally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, though with some foxing to the first and last few pages as usual. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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         Johnsonia

      London - George Bell and Sons, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited collection of anecdotes on the life of Dr Samuel Johnson. Robina Napier was a British translator and antiquarian. With engraved frontispiece and half-title. Bookplate of Sir Chas. E. H. Chadwyck Healey to front pastedown. Number 85of a limited press of 104 pieces. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and light bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Ink signatures to front pastedown and endpapers. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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         Les grandes manÅ"uvres de l'armà e russe. Souvenir du camp de Krasnoà -Sà lo 1884.

      - Imperial folio (48 x 35 cm). Original grey half-cloth over printed boards with vignette; pp. 32, highly illustrated, including 6 full-page wood-engravings and vignette on title; boards a little worn and spotted, offsetting from endpapers to half-ttile and much less to title, and to last leaf, inoffensive crease marks to upper outer corners. Very rare first edition of this splendid pictorial and almost poetic memento of the Imperial Army manoeuvre in the vicinity of the recreational suburb of the capital, where the Emperor oversaw the annual military exercise. The French academic painter and military artist, reknowned for his precision, designed in 1912 the new uniforms of the French army and after his death bequeathed an impressive collection of uniforms and other militaria to the Musà e de l'Armà e in Paris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Jefferson Davis Autograph [Framed Display][Civil War Interest]

      Jefferson Davis 1884 - (Autographed Documents & Letters, Civil War) Jefferson Davis Cut Signature. Matted and framed in a lovely display with an engraved portrait of Davis. The autograph was the close to a larger letter that has been cut. Frame measures 14.5 x 8.75 inches. Cut autograph measures approximately 4 x 2.5 inches. Engraving measures approximately 6.75 x 4.5 inches. Ink of signature is light, but clean. Very Good condition. A nice piece overall! ?Faithfully, Jefferson Davis. 23d May, 1884.? [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         LA CIVILISATION DES ARABES. OUVRAGE ILLUSTRE DE 10 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIES, 4 CARTES ET 366 GRAVURES DONT 70 GRANDES PLANCHES, D'APRES LES PHOTOGRAPHIES DE L'AUTEUR OU D'APRES LES DOCUMENTS LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES.

      LIBRAIRIE DE FIRMIN DIDOT ET CIE. 1884 - FORT IN-4 (20,5 X 29 X 7 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + XV ET 705 PAGES, DANS UNE MAGNIFIQUE RELIURE DE L'EDITEUR A LA BRADEL 1/2 CHAGRIN HAVANE, PLATS RECOUVERTS DE PERCALINE HAVANE, DOS ET PLATS ENTIEREMENT ORNES D'UNE COMPOSITION DANS LE GOUT ORIENTAL, EN NOIR, EN ARGENTE ET EN DORE, TITRE ET TRANCHES DORES (PLAQUE DE A. SOUZE, ENGEL RELIEUR). EDITION ORIGINALE (VICAIRE. V. 134). ROUSSEURS HABITUELLES EPARSES, INFIMES TRACES DE FROTTEMENT EXTERIEUR SANS AUCUN GRAVITE, SINON TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Chess Fruits: a selection of direct mate, self-mate, picture and letter problems, poems and humorous sketches from the compositions of Thomas B Rowland, a few of Frideswide F Rowland's latest productions, popular games by leading players, and others of ge

      London: Thomas B Rowland and Frideswide F Rowland, 1884 172+[4 ad] pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5 ") issued in black lettering to spine and front cover and ruled black edges to covers. (Betts:33-73) First edition.A collection of 51 two-movers, 16 three-movers, 14 self-mates and 7 others, some chess "puzzles", a number of chess sketches involving problems, chess poems, and 6 games. Solutions appear on pages 156-172.Condition:Spine age darkened, previous owner's neat hand to dedication page, front and back end papers, and back paste down, corners bumped, rubbing to spine ends else about very good issued without jacket.

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         "Meiji jasei saikoku Dai Nihon kotei dochu saikenki". Straßenkarte von Japan.

      (Kyoto), "Meiji 17" (1884).. Kolorierte Steingravur von Chogetsu Hashimoto bei Fugetsu Shozaemon. Mit 2 kleinen Nebenkarten und Schriftkasten mit Legende im Kartenbild, rechts daneben eine weitere Legende mit kleiner Phantasieansicht mit 2 Schiffen. Auf 3 zusammengesetzte Papierstücke gedruckt; 36 x 141 cm, gefaltet und zwischen gelbe Pappdeckel montiert mit aufgeklebtem Titelschild, 18,5 x 7,5 cm; etwas angestaubt, beiliegend die farbige illustrierte Papierhülle,. Die Papierhülle lädiert, die Karte in guter Erhaltung.

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         Guia Illustrada de la Villa y Puerto de Gijon. Idea General de su movimiento fabril y coleccion de vistas sacadas al natural].

      Gijon, 1884. - 45 planches (sur 80) (19,5x28cm). En feuilles, sous chemise de carton, avec liens. Recueil de 45 planches (sur 80) du rarissime album sur Gijon du dessinateur et lithographe asturien Nemesio Martinez Sienra (Oviedo, 1847- Gijon, 1916). Elles représentent des vues de la ville de Gijon, des usines, des paysages, etc. ("Fabrica de Vidrios de Cifuentes", "Estacion del Ferro-Carril de Langreo", "Darsena", "Ante-Puerto, Muelle de Lequerica", "Torre de la Carcel", "Torre de Jove y Capilla de S. Lorenzo", "Mercado Cubierto", "Arco del Infante", "Faro y Cerro de Sta. Catalina", "Calle Corrida", "Calle de Jovellanos", etc.). España. Asturias.

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         The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night [in nine volumes]; Tales from the Arabic [in three volumes]; Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp & Zein Ul Asnam and the King of the Jinn [in one volume]

      "printed for Subscribers Only", London 1884 - A rare complete set in very good condition with all 21 loose etchings present. All volumes are 7" x 9 1/2", bound in white buckram with gilt decoration to both boards and spine, Arabic titles to upper boards, English titles to spines. Top edges gilt, side and bottom edges untrimmed. Scattered water stains and foxing to boards, spines, and endpapers. All text blocks are near fine. Text in English. Includes 21 loose etchings. Rare. Extra shipping charges apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      - 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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