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

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

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         Die Santa Fe- und Südpacificbahn in Nordamerika.

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

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         A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts.

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

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         DIBUJO ORIGINAL 1884 APEL.LES MESTRES

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

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         Jadis et Naguere. Poemes.

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

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

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

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

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

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         The Unclassed - A Novel

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

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         2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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         Recueil de caricatures

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

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

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

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

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

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         On The Rank

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

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

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

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         Day and Night Songs

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

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         The Sunshade. The Glove - The Muff.

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

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

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

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         Journals of Australian Explorations.

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

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

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

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         Histoires Buissonnières.

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

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         The Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. [Complete in 7 immaculate fine-binding volumes on hand-made paper.]

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

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         1884 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN 1ST EDITION 175 E W KEMBLE ILLUSTRATIONS TOM SAWYER CLASSIC

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

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         1884 ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN 1ST EDITION VERY RARE BLUE COVER ILLUS TOM SAWYER $

      ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINNMark Twain; 1884/1885; First Edition, Early Issue; Charles L. Webster; Illustrated by E. W. Kemble; 366 Pages; 6.9"x 8.9"; Extremely Rare!!!Great for any Travel/History Fan or Collector.  Highly Collectible; Great Gift Idea; On just sold for over $10,800.00 at Auction 11/21/13 including Buyer's Premium!!!The book exhibits the following states: Title leaf is a cancel with copyright notice dated 1884 (second state, but the first state was only seen in a prospectus and set of advance sheets - no copies of the first state have been observed in the published edition); heading for chapter 6 reads "Huck Decided" instead of "Huck Decides"; the illustration captioned "Him and another man" is listed on page 88; "with the was" on p. 57; final 5 p. 155 lacking; signature mark 11 missing on p. 161; final leaf is blank; frontispiece portrait table cloth not visible, Karl Gerhardt on side, and Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; pg. 283 corrected pant fly. Other points are disputed as printings were bound haphazardly.Subscribers who had already purchased Tom Sawyer, and wanted a binding to match, were invited to request a blue cloth binding on Huck instead of the publisher?s green. This is one of those blue bindings?"20 times rarer than the green. Attributes:A Charming, sleek and Rare Blue Cloth Cover design to Match "Tom Sawyer" as opposed to the more common Green Cloth, with pretty Gold/Black Labeling/Pictorials to front/binding, with a Great Frontispiece Bust of Twain, and over 170 other Brilliant Illustrations and a Legendary Classic Read!!!Summary:Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.Background:Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 ?" April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".Condition:Condition is Good/Very Good.  Cover darker in person, some wear to edges, top/bottom of spine cloth, few marks to back board/few small marks to front, most pages are good, some blemishes here and there throughout mainly to margins/first/last end pages, right upper edge of first 100 pages or so have a very small 1 or 2mm slice, couple pages stick out a tiny bit but secure, some glue added to inner spine, hinges/text block are very good.  Overall, for over 125 years old its in Good/Very Good Condition!!!

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         Tales of Three Cities.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1884 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, sides bordered with a blind rule, with 2 pages of advertisements at the rear. Spine a touch rolled and the cloth faintly crinkled, corner's nicked, endpapers lightly foxed, a few hinges cracked but on the whole fresh and sound. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         1884 THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE 8 VOLUME SET #103 OF 315 SETS PUBLISHER SIGNED LEATHER ILLUSTRATED AMONTILLADO EDITION VERY RARE $$

      George P. Putnam's Sons 1884 - THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE 1884; Edgar Allan Poe; Limited/Amontillado Edition; Publisher Signed to Each, George P. Putnam's Sons; Leather by Publisher's; Each About 400 Pages; w6.6"xh8.6"; Illustrated by Gifford, Church; Extremely Rare!!! Complete in Eight Volumes; Only Two Complete Sets on the Internet for $2250 and $3000; Only 315 Sets Produced this being #103 (#262 to First Volume, might have been a Publisher's Error) Each signed and dated from May to September every few weeks, so maybe it was a subscription deal!!! ATTRIBUTES: Eight Charming, marble cover designs with leather bindings/corners, gold borders, gold tops of pages, marble end pages, with Eight Brilliant Frontispieces, title pages with scenic illustrations, five foldout facsimile manuscripts/letters, and pretty woodcut headings/endings throughout and all of His Legendary Classics!!! SOME CONTENTS INCLUDED: Tales •"The Black Cat" •"The Cask of Amontillado" •"A Descent into the Maelström" •"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" •"The Fall of the House of Usher" •"The Gold-Bug" •"Hop-Frog" •"The Imp of the Perverse" •"Ligeia" •"The Masque of the Red Death" •"Morella" •"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" •"The Oval Portrait" •"The Pit and the Pendulum" •"The Premature Burial" •"The Purloined Letter" •"The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" •"The Tell-Tale Heart" Poetry •"Al Aaraaf" •"Annabel Lee" •"The Bells" •"The City in the Sea" •"The Conqueror Worm" •"A Dream Within a Dream" •"Eldorado" •"Eulalie" •"The Haunted Palace" •"To Helen" •"Lenore" •"Tamerlane" •"The Raven" •"Ulalume" BACKGROUND: Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today. The Mystery Writers of America present an annual award known as the Edgar Award for distinguished work in the mystery genre. CONDITION: Conditions are Good/Very Good. Some wear to edges, bookplates "Hidden House TRW RWW June 11/1884; darkened spines, few blacken marks to lower spines, pages/hinges/text blocks are very good/excellent for 130 years old!!! Domestic Shipping $19.99, World $99.99, Canada $69.99. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le livre de demain

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

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         Pferderennen

      o. J.. Öl auf Leinwand; Signatur links unten Maße (H x B): 38 x 46,5 cm Weitere Details u. Fotos auf Anfrage. Zustand: siehe Bild; SEHR GUTES GEMÄLDE !. Otto Dill (geb. 4. Juni 1884 in Neustadt an der Weinstraße; gest. 6. Juli 1957 in Bad Dürkheim), der heute populärste und neben Max Slevogt bedeutendste Maler der Pfalz, besuchte von 1908 bis 1914 die Meisterklasse von Heinrich von Zügel, wobei er sich mit seinen Löwen- und Pferdestudien deutlich aus dem Kreis der Zügel-Schüler an der Münchener Akademie hervorhob. Er unternahm zahlreiche Reisen nach Nordafrika, Italien, Frankreich und Spanien, von denen er eine reiche Ernte an Skizzen, Stadtansichten und Landschaftsbildern mit nach Hause brachte. 1930 siedelte er von München zurück in die Pfalz. Seine furiose Tiermalerei, seine dramatischen Stierkämpfe, seine Löwenstudien und Pferdeszenen, aber auch die Landschaften, mit ihrer kraftvollen Pinselführung, dem pastosen, impulsiven Farbauftrag und dem sinnlichen Rausch von sattem Rot, intensivem Gelb oder kräftigem Grün vertreten eindeutig expressive Tendenzen. Quelle: http://www.otto-dill-museum.de/

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         The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Tales from the Arabic, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp

      Printed for Subscribers, London 1884 - 8vo . Thirteen volumes. Limited to twenty-six lettered copies, this letter A. Thirteen volumes compised of the Book of the thousand Nights (nine volumes) Tales of the Arabic (three volumes) and Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp (one volume). This set bound in a magnificent full brown morocco binding with raised bands and significant tooling to spine and covers. The boards are inlaid with with green, black, and red detail with inlaid scrolling in gold. Inside of boards also in leather with inlays and silk end-papers. With twenty one original engravings by Lalauze. This set is also bound with two states of the seventy illustrations of Albert Letchford, seventy of which are hand-colored. Photos upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         VOYAGE EN ESPAGNE

      - Tours, [1884]. Folio m., 399 p., numerosas ilustraciones en b/n entre el texto y a toda plana de V. Foulquier. Encuadernación tela editorial roja con bonitos mosaicos taurinos dorados y negros en el plano. Cortes dorados. - Bonitas capitulares al comienzo de cada capítulo con amplios márgenes. En el capítulo V se relatan corridas de toros. Ejemplar limpísimo. Pais Vasco-Zaragoza-Madrid-Andalucía-Aranjuez-Escorial-Ávila. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La Regenta

      Biblioteca "Arte y Letras", Barcelona 1884 - Primera edición. Ilustraciones de Juan Llimona. Grabados de Gomez Polo. Tela editorial impresa por F. Jorba. Cortes decorados en color. Puntos de oxido en las hojas finales de los dos tomos. Buen ejemplar. 4º- 527 pp- 590 Pp. - Ilustrado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         LIEDER BY LUCY KAMPFER - WIEN 1884

      Commissionsverlag Bon L. W. Seidel & Sohn 1884 - Title: LIEDER BY LUCY KAMPFER - WIEN 1884 Author: Lucy Kamper Publisher/Copyright: Commissionsverlag Bon L. W. Seidel & Sohn. Edition: Assumed First Edition with only one date present on the title page Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing) Outside of book has a price like pull from the front board. Book is nicely done and well bound with decorated boards and sectioned spine. The inside board and end paper is nicely decorated in flowers. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. A good copy. Size: 6 x 4 ½ (approximately)Pages: 148 + index pages Binding/Cover: Hardback without dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: BOOK IS WRITTEN IN SCANDINAVIAN OR GERMAN! Assumed First Edition with only one date present on the title page. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. Overall book is in good condition. Very decorative book that is good for decorating, gifting, reading, displaying, or research. Code w64 002509 Size: 7 ¼ x 4 ½ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus 1884.. First edition, large 8vo, (xl), 299, (1) pp. 293 illustrations in the text, some light marginal browning. Original grey cloth, recently rebacked in maroon morocco with leather corners also, covers a little marked, crossed swords design to upper cover. A pleasantly restored copy of one of Burton's scarcer works. Originally intended to be the first of three volumes (a plan abandoned after the book's poor sales), Burton traces development from prehistorical times to the Roman empire, including several chapters on the technological advances, from stone to copper to iron and also chapters on Egypt, Greece and the middle east. Penzer p107.

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         THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)

      Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, London 1884 - First Impression, first state, with publisher's catalog dated 'October, 1884.' Octavo; publisher's red 'S' cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and black on spine and front cover; [i]-xvi, 438, 32pp ads; illus. Thin split along front hinge, though binding is still sound and firm; spine ends gently nudged, with a hint of sunning to spine; a Near Fine copy, with the gilt still bright and the pictorial elements unrubbed. Housed in a custom clamshell case. A presentable copy of Twain's most enduring work - the quintessential American novel. BAL 3414. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe or, How the Confederate Cruisers were Equipped (2 Vol. Set)

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1884 - - Leather spine and corners, marbled hard cover with marbled page edges and inside covers - One splotch mark on vol. 1 front cover - Slight shelf wear on spine - Henry Howell Lewis pencil signature on inside of vol. I and II; vol. II has full ID of Henry Howell Lewis- U.S. Navy - Pages in fine condition, tight binding [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1884 ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN 1ST EDITION VERY RARE BLUE COVER ILLUSTRATED TOM SAWYER $

      ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINNMark Twain; 1884/1885; First Edition, Early Issue; Charles L. Webster; Illustrated by E. W. Kemble; 366 Pages; 6.9"x 8.9"; Extremely Rare!!!Great for any Travel/History Fan or Collector.  Highly Collectible; Great Gift Idea!!!first American edition, third or later issue, with copyright date of 1884 on the verso of the title, photogravure frontispiece of bust by Karl Gerhardt, illustrations by E.W.Kemble, original blue cloth , gilt, rebacked preserving original backstrip, tape markings to covers, rubbed and worn, new endpapers, [cf. BAL 3415], 8vo , New York, 1885. By far the scarcest of the cloth variants.The book exhibits the following states: Title leaf is a cancel with copyright notice dated 1884 (second state, but the first state was only seen in a prospectus and set of advance sheets - no copies of the first state have been observed in the published edition); heading for chapter 6 reads "Huck Decided" instead of "Huck Decides"; the illustration captioned "Him and another man" is listed on page 88; "with the was" on p. 57; final 5 p. 155 lacking; signature mark 11 missing on p. 161; final leaf is blank; frontispiece portrait table cloth not visible, Karl Gerhardt on side, and Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; pg. 283 corrected pant fly. Other points are disputed as printings were bound haphazardly.Subscribers who had already purchased Tom Sawyer, and wanted a binding to match, were invited to request a blue cloth binding on Huck instead of the publisher?s green. This is one of those blue bindings?"20 times rarer than the green. Attributes:A Charming, sleek and Rare Blue Cloth Cover design to Match "Tom Sawyer" as opposed to the more common Green Cloth, with pretty Gold/Black Labeling/Pictorials to front/binding, with a Great Frontispiece Bust of Twain, and over 170 other Brilliant Illustrations and a Legendary Classic Read!!!Summary:Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.Background: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 ?" April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".Condition:Condition is Fair/Good.  Some wear to edges, re-backed binding with cloth laid down, darken/faint tape marks to boards, newer end pages, end page then frontispiece bust, first few pages have a slightly tattered edge, tape residue mark to first few pages, rest of pages/hinges/text block are very good for 130 years old!!!

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         Illustrirtes Hühner-Buch. Enthaltend das Gesammte der Hühnerzucht, als: Anlage der Hühnerställe, Anschaffung von Hühnern, Behandlung derselben, Krankheiten etc. etc. Mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck und 58 Holzschnitten nach Original-Zeichnungen von Christian Förster. Mit einem Vorwort von Professor Dr. Zürn.

      Hamburg, Verlag von J. F. Richter, 1884. Original-Leinwand (Prachtband mit Schwarz-, Silber- und Goldprägung und Kopffarbschnitt); 4°; (4) XI (I) 282 Seiten; 40 Chromolithografien (resp. Öldrucktafeln).. Stempel auf Vorsatz und verso Titelblatt; alle Tafeln rückseitig dezent gestempelt; Papier-Signaturschildchen auf Rücken; sonst gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar.

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         Wooden advertising panel from a wagon in Buffalo Bill?s Wild West Show, with a photocard from his last season

      "Hand-painted wooden panel, 21? x 13.75? x 0.75?, from one of the wagons used in Buffalo Bill?s Wild West Show, circa 1884-1890. Devised as an advertising vehicle to draw people to his shows as he travelled from town to town. A detailed color scene depicting teepees in an Indian village and men dressed in western garb. Slight fading, could be artfully restored. Accompanied by the actual photocard which accompanied the tickets purchased for Buffalo Bill?s 1916 season. It turned out to be his last. Buffalo Bill and Miller Bros. & Arlington 101 Ranch Real Wild West combined to perform for just that one season. On cardstock, 3.75? x 5.75?, it pictures Col. Cody and his facsimile double signature ?W.F. Cody / ?Buffalo Bill.? The verso is blank. The original 6? x 4? ticket envelope is present. A thin gray stripe along the envelope?s left edge indicated in which section the ticket holder would sit. On November 11, 1916, William F. Cody made his final appearance with his show at Portsmouth, Virginia, and headed for Washington for a few days (which included meeting President Woodrow Wilson in the White House and calling on friends) before returning to his Wyoming ranch. The November 15, 1916, issue of ?The Washington Post? reported that ?Col. Cody is approaching his seventy-fourth year, but is still vigorous and active. He did not miss a day this year from his show, he said.? By the end of November, Buffalo Bill was back at his Cody, Wyoming, ranch. Feeling ill, he went to Denver to visit his sister May. On December 16, 1916, his doctor announced to the press that Col. Cody was suffering from a general breakdown and that his illness was grave because of his age. William F. Cody, ?Buffalo Bill,? age 70, died at his sister?s home on January 10, 1917."

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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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         Colombo harbour, Ceylon].

      1884 - Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original mount, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 210 by 280mm. (8.2 by 11 inches).

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         Norfolk Island: Outline of its History from 1788 to 1884.

      1788-1884 - Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1885. 4to. Clothbound with gilt title to front cover. (52pp.). Complete with 14 full-page photographic illustrations one of which is double-page. Fine and very scarce.

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         The Art of the Bone-Setter - A Testimony and a Vindication

      London: Thomas Murby, 1884. xv, 144pp. Portrait frontispiece (tipped on photograph with facsimile signature). Errata slip. 8 plates. A scarce book by a practicing bonesetter.There were very few publications on bone-setting which was regarded with great suspicion by the medical profession in the nineteenth century. In his preface the author refers to two - Dr Wharton Hood's treatise published in 1871 "On Bone-setting (so-called) " and Turner's "The Compleat Bone-setter" published about 200 years before..No inscriptions. Green cloth gilt, half-title and last page browned. A very nice clean copy of this scarce title. . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good.

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         Principles of the Manufacture of Iron and Steel: With Some Notes on the Economic Conditions of their Production

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this comprehensive work on iron and steel manufacture by this noted scientist. Bound in recent half leather with cloth coverings andgilt lettering. Featuring10 plates, collated complete. With marbled endpapers. The English iron and steel manufacturer Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell (1816-1904) is recognised asa father of the North Eastern iron industry and a world authority on blast furnaces. He was committed to technology, management, and labour relations, and hoped to improve the scientific base of British industry. His principal writings combine technical knowledge with international comparative surveys. Hewon a number of awards and was the first recipient of the Bessemer gold medal. (DNB). Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very little wear to the extremities. Internally the pages are generally bright and clean, with just slight browning to the page edges and the odd spot. To the half title, there is an ink signature and an offset inscription from the removed front blank. Overall the condition is fine..

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         1884 HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN 1ST EDITION RARE BLUE COVER ILLUSTRATED VERY RARE$$

      Charles L. Webster 1884 - ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Mark Twain; 1884/1885; First Edition, Early Issue; Charles L. Webster; Illustrated by E. W. Kemble; 366 Pages; 6.9"x 8.9"; Extremely Rare!!! One just sold for over $10,800.00 at Auction 11/21/13 including Buyer's Premium!!! The book exhibits the following states: Title leaf is a cancel with copyright notice dated 1884 (second state, but the first state was only seen in a prospectus and set of advance sheets - no copies of the first state have been observed in the published edition); heading for chapter 6 reads "Huck Decided" instead of "Huck Decides"; the illustration captioned "Him and another man" is listed on page 88; "with the was" on p. 57; final 5 p. 155 lacking; signature mark 11 missing on p. 161; final leaf is blank; frontispiece portrait table cloth not visible, Karl Gerhardt on side, and Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; pg. 283 corrected pant fly. Other points are disputed as printings were bound haphazardly. Subscribers who had already purchased Tom Sawyer, and wanted a binding to match, were invited to request a blue cloth binding on Huck instead of the publisher’s green. This is one of those blue bindings—20 times rarer than the green. ATTRIBUTES: A Charming, sleek and Rare Blue Cloth Cover design to Match "Tom Sawyer" as opposed to the more common Green Cloth, with pretty Gold/Black Labeling/Pictorials to front/binding, with a Great Frontispiece Bust of Twain, and over 170 other Brilliant Illustrations and a Legendary Classic Read!!! SUMMARY: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. BACKGROUND: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature". CONDITION: Condition is Good/Very Good. Cover darker in person, some wear to edges, top/bottom of spine cloth, few marks to back board/few small marks to front, most pages are good, some blemishes here and there throughout mainly to margins/first/last end pages, right upper edge of first 100 pages or so have a very small 1 or 2mm slice, couple pages stick out a tiny bit but secure, some glue added to inner spine, hinges/text block are very good. Overall, for over 125 years old its in Good/Very Good Condition!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rogabooks]
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         Hommes fossiles et hommes sauvages. Etudes d'anthropologie. Avec 209 gravures intercalées dans le texte et une carte.

      Paris, Librairie J.-B. Baillière et fils 1884 - In-8 (24 x 16 cm), percaline grise. Au premier plat, "Néo-guinéen du détroit de Dourga" (fig. 107 p. 183), avec lance et arc en mains, les pieds baignant dans un cours d'eau (ou un plan d'eau), noir sur fond doré, titre dans un cartouche en haut. Au second plat, écusson noir aux initiales de l'éditeur encadré de motifs géométriques, au dos deux vignettes noir sur or: "jeune noble de la caste des Idas" (Bali, fig. 82 p. 148), et plus bas crâne de tasmanien de Launceston vu de profil (fig. 143 p. 311), toutes tranches rouges (A. Souze, graveur & Engel, relieur), XII-644 pp. + catalogue éditeur 16 pp. in fine. Edition originale illustrée de 209 gravures in-texte et carte des migrations polynésiennes (pp.400-401). Sommaire: Premières découvertes relatives à l'homme fossile - L'homme des époques paléolithique et néolithique - Les Malais et les Papouas - Les Papouas et les Négritos - Populations de la Mélanésie et de la Polynésie occidentale - La race tasmanienne - La Guerre noire (The Black War) en Tasmanie - Migrations polynésiennes - Les Maoris et le Morioris - Les Todas - Les Finnois de Finlande. Armand de Quatrefages (1810-1892) fut titulaire en 1856 de la première chaire d'anthropologie en France, crée au Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. "Dans Hommes fossiles et hommes sauvages, il s'interroge sur l'origine de l'homme et sur la notion de race humaine. C'est à travers cette interrogation que les populations océaniennes feront l'objet d'une véritable découverte. Il faut reconnaître à Quatrefages un humanisme devenu rare parmi les hommes de science de son temps dénonçant avec force et mépris et les violences dont elles ont été l'objet. Son originalité réside dans l'intelligence de l'articulation de ses positions, moraliste et scientifiques." Marika Moisseeff, préface de la réédition de "Hommes fossiles et hommes sauvages. Etudes d'anthropologie." chez Jean-Michel Place en 1988. Cartonnage superbe, très bel exemplaire, intérieur très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PAPILLON DE MAI]
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      Bordeaux 1884. Royal 8vo (250 x 170mm). pp. 85-459, (1), with 30 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Disbound. The complete birds section of the 'Faune Sénégambie', which contists of 5 parts. The work was published in the 'Actes de la Soc. Lin. de Bordeaux'. The beautifully executed plates are by J. Terrier. "It is based on collections and observations made during a sojourn in Senegambia in 1875-77... The work deals with no fewer than 686 species, stated to belong to the fauna of Senegambia. Their places of occurence are given and also information about their geographical distribution, together with occasional descriptions of the birds" (Anker 425).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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