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        Prong-horned Antelope

      Great Britain: Original Watercolor, [c.1880-1900]. Matted in Rag Board Fine Fine original watercolor on rag paper. (25.4 x 17.7 cm). Matted in Rag. Condition: Fine, with minor aged paper remains to verso corners from previous mount watermarked 1902. & Pathos notwithstanding and made all the more alluring by want of attribution, this vivid watercolor scene (Active Prong-horned Antelope on the Plains) was envisioned and thus executed not by a professional artist, field naturalist or explorer but by an amateur, or armchair, traveler/naturalist /painter. The drama evident yet depiction gentle, this watercolor quite plausibly was painted by a young Victorian gentlewoman who would have learned the art of nature painting, as was the custom, and who would have sought inspiration from the grand natural history color plate volumes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This bold and vivid naturalists' display of a tapestry of dappled foliage or the crystalline translucence of disturbed water or the splendid reticulated plumage is clearly stylized by a primitive eye, yet executed with an accomplished and refined hand; the technique is learned. The resulting composition is one of dramatic charm. &

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        Ansichten von Calcutta. [Views of Calcutta]

      Calcutta, , c.1880. Quarto. Black cloth portfolio (325 × 248 mm), cloth from the upper panel of the original contemporary folder, with title as above gilt, mounted. 31 albumen prints on card with neatly pencilled captions in German. Mounts 318 × 240 mm, prints full to half plate size. Mounts slightly rippled and with occasional foxing, the prints largely clear and sharp. Fascinating collection of images of Calcutta around 1880, seemingly the work of a technically highly competent amateur. The images divide more or less in half, one part featuring the monuments and buildings of the European occupation of the city; the other concentrating on native life and "types." The sights included in the first grouping include the Museum completed in 1875, now the Indian Museum, showing cows grazing amongst the building materials scattered in the foreground; the General Post Office; the Governor's House and the statue of Sir John Lawrence; a view of the Maidan with the equestrian statue of Lord Hardinge and the Ochterlony Monument; a series of views of Eden Park including the band-stand and the Burmese pagoda; 5 images of the Zoological Gardens, opened 1876, with attractive views of the pheasant house and the tiger enclosure; and two views of the Hooghly, one of shipping in the harbour with a forest of masts, the other of the pontoon bridge at Howrah which was still in use in 1943. In the panoramic view of Chowringhee - "Europaeischer Straße" - the sign of Bourne and Shepherd's photographic studio can be easily picked out. The thirteen images of the indigenous people include excellent views of village life - native shops, an ox-waggon, a toddy-gatherer - native craft on the Hooghly, a superb study of a palanquin and its carriers at rest, and a fine image of a juggernauth lowering over a village street. Just one the prints has any form of naming or numbering on the plate - Bootleute am Flue Hooghly, which has "Alborne [or Osborne] 118" in the negative in the middle of the image - the rest are without any studio serial or name stamp, although three of the "types", male and female water-carriers and the barber, do have much in common with studio productions for the tourist market. The rest show considerable technical ability in the exposure and development, but perhaps lack the compositional skills that might be expected of a professional, some of the wider views having a greater expanse of foreground, with fewer figures to add interest, than would generally be found in the studio-generated images of the period. It seems most likely that these are the work of a keen amateur, and are therefore unlikely to be found elsewhere. There is a pencilled inscription, "Emil Kohler 3 Rue Leopold, Bruxelles," inside the upper panel of the portfolio, in the same hand as the captioning on the mounts.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone. The Great Missionary Traveller

      London: Adam & Co, 1880. First Edition. Bound in a magnificent original full morocco leather binding with extensive gilt tooling (see picture). Large 4to, all edges gilt, 632 pages, map of Africa, lithographed title plus 19 tinted lithograph plates. Mild wear to binding, otherwise in very good condition, internally exceptionally bright. With a receipt signed in the original by David Livingstone made out to Rev. William Thompson, the Society's agent at Cape Town, tipped in to front endpaper. The outpouring of mourning throughout Great Britain following reception of the news of Dr. Livingstone's death in May, 1873, and his subsequent burial in Westminster Abbey in April, 1874, naturally included a quantity of biographies and other celebrations of the great man's life and career. This masterpiece compiled by John S. Roberts (fl. 1868-1882) seems to have been the most successful of the lot, issued in several formats and versions. The bulk of the narrative is taken from printed sources--as the compiler stipulates--"the full details of which are either shut up in books beyond the reach of the majority of readers, locked up in files of newspapers, or buried in the Reports and Journals of the Royal Geographical Society"; and it is supplemented by a copious amount of secondhand information on the history of African exploration and on the peoples and natural history of Africa. The text is wonderfully embellished by the very numerous fine tinted lithographic plates. This is a heavy book and seldom seen in such good condition as here.. Signed. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        VOCABOLARIO DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA... Milano, Presso la Casa Editrice Guigoni, 1880.

      6 Voll. Buona ril. carton., dorso e ang. tipo pelle. e cust., titolo manoscr. al dorso, cm 28x19, modestiss. tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro ottimo esempl.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago

      Adelaide,: J. Williams, 1880.. Octavo, photographic frontispiece and two other sheets (five illustrations in total); very good indeed in the original red cloth, decorated in blind and gilt, a few bumps, flecked noticeably to spine. Rare. The second edition of Hamilton's account of two overland journeys from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1839 and 1846 is known for the inclusion of photographic plates, reproducing drawings done by Hamilton himself.The first edition, rather differently arranged, was published in 1879 (see previous item). Holden notes: 'the first edition of this work was published in 1879 and was illustrated with six wood-engravings... Five of the six original wash drawings from which these wood-engravings were done were then photographed for the second edition. The same List of Illustrations, however, was bound into the second edition and hence confuses the collation.' Holden includes an excellent biographical note on the interesting Hamilton, artist, horse-fancier, and early South Australian settler.The title-page has the early manuscript name of "J. Hindmarsh", presumably John Hindmarsh Jun., the son of the first Governor and a prominent lawyer in later Victorian Adelaide.Ferguson, 10184; Holden, 49.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF POULTRY With Practical Schedules for Judging Constructed from Actual Analysis of the Best Modern Decisions

      London: Cassell and Company, 1880. pp. viii, 591. With 50 fine chromolithographic plates, b/w plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Contemporary half black polished calf binding with black cloth boards, all edges marbled. Binding very good with a little rubbing to edges. Contents good and tight, no inscriptions, some spotting/foxing to the first and last few pages otherwise very clean. A very good copy.. Revised Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine. 4to (22 x 28cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose

      London: Reeves and Turner,, 1880. Now first brought together with many pieces before not published. Edited with prefaces notes and indexes by Harry Buxton Forman. In eight volumes. 8 volumes, octavo (225 × 139 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Spines just a little faded and a couple of minor marks, overall an excellent set. A handsomely bound set of the Buxton Forman edition. Inscribed by Michael Sadleir to his god-daughter in the first volume.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Dijon: Pellion et Marchet Freres Editeurs, n.d. [c. 1880]. Fine. 16mo (4 5/8"). 256p. Five full-page plates in heliogravure after A. Durand printed by Gruel & Englemann. Bound by Gruel & Englemann in deep wine morocco with their monogram on the upper cover and their stylized initials on the decorated endpapers, the spine untitled with rules in blind and "Gruel" in gilt at foot, the covers with borders and panels in blind, a.e.g., double gilt fillets on the board edges and intricate gilt dentelles Leon Gruel (1840-1923) whose bindings are scarce is the author of Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de L'Amateur de Reliure.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        The Necropolis of Ancon in Peru, a contribution to our knowledge of the culture and industries of the Empire of the Incas

      A monumental work to record the excavations at Ancon. 1880-87. Berlin. A. Asher. Three volumes in folio (485 mm x 365 mm). 16 ff. + 1-34a plates (some with bis) plus explanatory text; 9 ff. + 35-74a (some with bis) plus explanatory text; 9 ff. + 75-119 (some with bis) + explanatory text; in all, 141 plates. Recent half calf over marbled boards, two lettering pieces. Plate ii on first volume and text facing plate 47 on second volume detached; a few tars without loss to text, occasional foxing spots, browning and such but overall a fine copy, remarkably fresh and clean with great coloring. First English edition; a monumental work on Peruvian relics and antiquities, it records the excavations undertook by Reiss and Stubel at Ancon (Peru) in 1875. Reiss (1838 ? 1908) was a German scientist & traveler, son to a wealthy industrial. Stubel (1835 ? 1904), born in Dresde, was also relatively well-off, in 1854 he began studying Natural Sciences in Leipzig, then went to Heidelberg where he got a degree in mineralogy, chemistry and physics. It was not until 1865 that both met, they planned to explore Hawai´s volcanoes, but it did not materialize. In 1868 they journeyed to Hawai, the voyage had a scheduled stop in South America, apparently the stop proved better than expected and thus began an 8 year exploration of the Continent. Reiss returned home exhausted a year before Stubel, who stayed and visited Uruguay, Argentina & Chili and retuned home in 1877. The publication of the achievements of the exploration and archaeological endeavours in Ancon started in 1879; the considerable costs were financed by the Berlin Royal Museum of Ethnology, the 141 mostly finely-coloured plates were executed after the pieces recollected during the expedition. The plates show magnificent views of the Necropolis and the landscape surrounding it, graves and mommies, funeral masks, a remarkable collection of textiles, ornaments, objects, relics, religious artefacts and such. Palau, 256818.

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
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      - ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. MANUSCRIPT PAGE - HANDWRITTEN FROM JACK AND JILL. Offered here is a handwritten page from Alcott's manuscript for Jack and Jill, published in 1880, unsigned as is common for her manuscript pages. It is written in ink on one side of a sheet of paper measuring 7 3/4 x 9 3/4", in fine condition and housed in a cloth chemise and slip case. It is found on page 12 of the book beginning chapter II. It reads: Chapter II Two Penitents Jack and Jill never cared to say much / about the night which followed the first / toasting party of the season, for it was the / saddest & the hardest their short lives had / ever known. Jack suffered most in body / for the setting of the broken leg was such / a painful job that it wrung several sharp / cries from him & made Frank who / helped quite weak & white with sympathy / when it was over. The wounded head ached / dreadfully & the poor boy felt as if bruised / all over for he had the worst of the fall. / Dr. Whiting spoke cheerfully of the case / & made so light of broken legs that Jack / innocently asked if he should not be / up in a week or so. / "Well, no, it usually takes twenty one days / for bones to knit, & young ones make quick / work of it," answered the Dr. with a last - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      no date [1880]. Manuscript. Minor soiling, Near Fine. Housed in a Fine custom-made blue half-morocco slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Two 7-5/8" x 9-3/4" pages of AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT on two lined sheets of paper consisting of @300 words completely in Alcott's hand. In part: "'Jill goes wherever Jack does & he lets her. He's such a good-natured chap he can't say No.' 'To a girl,' shyly added one of the boys who had wished to borrow the red sled & been politely refused because Jill wanted it. 'He's the nicest boy in the world for he never gets mad,' said the timid young lady recalling the many times Jack had shielded her from the terrors which beset her path to school in the shape of cows, dogs, & boys who made faces & called her 'Fraid cat.'" Much more.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Paris: Librairie Générale de l'architecture & des Travaux Publics / Ducher Planches et feuilles de texte regroupés en 7 fascicules sous chemise, le tout sous portfolio à dos toilé. La date sur chaque chemise est 1880 alors que la date apparaissant sur le portfolio est 1882. Le fascicule 1 contient: 11 planches dont 1 en chromolithopraphie et une feuille de texte; fasc. 2: 12 planches dont 2 doubles; fasc. 3: 11planches dont 2 en chromolithographie; fasc. 4 et 5: 25 planches dont 3 en chromolithographie; fasc. 6: 11 planches; fasc. 7: 10 planches dont 1 double et 1 en chromolithographie et 3 feuilles de texte. Notre ouvrage est complet de tous les planches apparaissant sur le descriptif des chemises. Cet ouvrage en 7 fascicules était publié pour être relié en deux volumes. Ouvrage en très bon état, complet de tous ses planches sous serpente (papier transparent), les chemises des fascicules sont cassées sur les pliures, plusieurs remplis manquent.. Tres Bon état+. In-Folio.

      [Bookseller: Alain Pinel libraire]
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        The Power of Movement in Plants. With illustrations

      London: John Murray,, 1880. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, brown endpapers, covers blind stamped. 196 text woodcuts. Just minor rubbing at extremities. A superb unopened copy, the cloth bright and fresh. First edition, first issue, with 32 pages of inserted adverts dated May 1878 and with two lines of errata at the foot of page x. "This was an extension of the work on climbing plants to show that the same mechanisms hold good for flowering plants in general" (Freeman). A lovely copy, uncommon in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The power of movement in plants

      London: John Murray, 1880. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.65"). x, 592, 32 (adv.) pp.; illus. First edition of Darwin's examination of the mechanisms of motion in flowering plants, a follow-up to his work on climbing plants — based on experiments conducted with the assistance of his son Francis Darwin, and mentioning natural selection as a possible explanation for plants' ability to bend towards or away from environmental stimuli (pp. 569/70). The volume is illustrated with => numerous in-text engravings of circumnutation patterns, plant structures, diurnal and nocturnal leaf positions, tropisms, etc. This is the first issue of the first edition, with two lines of errata on p. x and publisher's advertisements at the back dated 1878. NSTC 0174363. Publisher's textured green cloth, covers framed in blind, spine with gilt-stamped title; faint discoloration to outer edge of front cover and lower outer corner of back cover, tiny spots of insect damage near joints (one carrying through about 60 pp., not touching text). Hinges (inside) tender, as is often seen with this book, with pastedowns and free endpapers showing evidence of past dampness in lower portions, not affecting interior; two leaves with corners lost away from text. Title-page with early inked ownership inscription in upper portion, first text page (only) with pencilled marks of emphasis; pages clean. British bookseller's invoice from 1983 laid in. A pleasing copy.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        The Old Régime, court, salons and theatres

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,, 1880. 2 volumes, octavo (197 × 132 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid twentieth century, in rich brown crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot; slightly bevelled boards with one-line gilt rule border enclosing, on front cover, a geometric interlace panel with inset blue faceted stone at each corner and gilt flower tools at inside corners, each flower with an inset faceted green stone and a single seed pearl, enclosing a central oval with a miniature portrait mounted behind glass, the oval surrounded with seed pearls; on back cover the geometric interlace panel in gilt; board edges decorated in gilt with a dotted roll, headcaps with gilt hatching; moiré silk doublures and endpapers, turn-ins gilt all round with stylised flower tools at corners, gilt edges. Extra-illustrated with the inclusion of 28 extra plates of which 4 are hand-coloured. Fine condition. First edition. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book label.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Rochester, N.Y.: Rochester Lithograph Co.; Vredenburg & Co., [ca. 1880].. 127 color plates. Original black cloth, wallet-style binding. Heavily worn. Folds open into eight panels, with each row of plates connected with pink linen straps. Some light wear and soiling to plates. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Extensive salesman's nursery specimen book from the Hoopes Bro. & Thomas Company nursery of West Chester, Pennsylvania, containing 127 chromolithographic plates. This book contains a mixture of plates, primarily from the Vredenburg and Rochester Lithograph Companies, both located in Rochester, New York. Specimens on offer include an extensive selection of plums, pears, cherries, apples, peaches, grapes, berries, roses, flowering shrubs, and trees.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: Reeves & Turner, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Small bookplate neatly removed from the front pastedown. Minor nicks to the spine tips and edge. A very attractive copy. Original cloth. First book by this alcoholic poet and prophet of despair whom Stanley Kunitz called "the most complete pessimist, perhaps, that literature has ever known." The title poem of this volume, his masterpiece, is one of the greatest of the nineteenth century.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Historia de la Campaña de Tarapacá desde la ocupación de Antofagasta hasta la proclamación de la dictadura en el Perú (Vol. I-II) – Historia de la Campaña de Lima 1880-1881 (Vol. III) - Historia de la Campaña de Tacna y Arica 1879 – 1880 (Vol. IV).

      Rafael Jover Editor 1880 - Primera edición. Santiago de Chile, Rafael Jover Editor, 1880. Primera edición. (25 x 16). 4 vols. Tomo I. 865 pp. ; Tomo II. 1189 pp.; Tomo III. 1172 pp.; Tomo IV. 1216 pp. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Adornado con ilustraciones en blanco y negro y mapas plegables. Colección en buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Augener & Co., 1880 Three Folio Volumes, 'Special Edition'. Highly embellished bindings with gilt, blue & black stamped decorations on spines & front covers; blind stamped borders on back covers; ornate end-papers. Magnificently ornate & scarce fine binding set of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. The sonatas are edited by Ernst Pauer, the Austrian pianist, composer & teacher. There is no printed publication date, however the slightly beveled boards & profuse front cover gilt decorations are typical of bindings of the late Victorian period. In any case, the '1891' date from the modest presentation inscription to the flyleaf recto suggests a minimum age. Each volume with gilt text block edges, ornate end-papers & title pages, & a themed index. Vol I also has a tissue guarded fine engraving frontispiece of Beethoven & an eight page set of historical notes. The notation itself is very clear & widely spaced -ideal for reading from a distance. Victorian sheet music bindings are often highly ornate & intricate, but we have never seen anything as embellished or as spectacular as this particular set. Significant portions of the gilt are stamped into the cloth as fine lines, which give the impression of varying shades of gold when viewed from different angles. The central 'shining star' piece on the fronts. is especially effective. Apart from gilt, decorations are also stamped in light-blue & black. It is likely these volumes were issued as a special & very limited edition. A simply exquisite set of Beethoven's Sonatas in wonderfully elaborate Victorian styling in essentially fine condition showing very light use; tight with text block & Pages in fine condition; neat presentation inscription to flyleaf recto repeated on the title pages of Vols. II & III. Vol. I : frontis., 8, 1-231; Vol. II: [1] 232-447; Vol. III: [1], 448-640 Folio (33.5cm X 27.5cm), Ships 7.6kg. 1st Edition.

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        PRINCIPLES Of ELECTRO-HOMOEOPATHY. A New Science Discovered by Coiunt Cesar Mattei, of Bologna

      Nice:: Printing and Stereotype Offices V.-E. Gauthier and Co.,. 1880.. 8vo. 7-1/8" x 4-5/8". 1st Edition in English. [2], 6, 235, [5] pp.. Modern brown quarter calf binding with marbled paper boards. New eps.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (occasional po pencil underlining &. marginal notes).. Electro-homoeopathy is a derivative of homeopathy that originated with Count Cesar Mattei of Bologna. The name is derived from a combination of electro (referring to an electric bio-energy content supposedly extracted from plants and of therapeutic value, rather than electricity in its conventional sense) and homeopathy (referring to an alternative medicinal philosophy developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the 18th century). Electro- homeopathy has been defined as the combination of electrical devices and homeopathy, however some contend that it is the therapeutic use of homeopathic preparations of certain "electric bio-energy" herbs that is intended by the term. The discipline is regarded as distinct from traditional homeopathy, which relies on serially diluted remedies of substances that cause similar symptoms to those as it is attempting to cure; electro-homeopathy, however, does not directly follow the "law of similars".& & Mattei studied natural science, anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry and botany. He ultimately focused on the supposed therapeutic power of 'electricity' in botanical extracts, making bold, ultimately unsupported, claims for the efficacy of his treatments, including the claim that his treatments offered a non-surgical alternative to cancer. Not surprisingly, his claims were met with skepticism by established medical authorities. & & Notwithstanding criticisms, including a challenge by the British medical establishment to the claimed success of cancer treatments, electro-homeopathy (or Matteism, as it was sometimes known at the time) was embraced and by the beginning of the 20th century had adherents in Germany, France, the USA and the UK; it had been the subject of approximately 100 publications and there were three journals dedicated to it.& & After Mattei's death, his work was built upon by Theodore Krauss (1864 - 1924) who amplified the number of available treatments, including the introduction of injectable forms of treatment, and modernized production processes. [Wiki]. & & Scarce book on the subject- OCLC records 6 cc worldwide, with just 2 in the US. ABPC shows no copies at auction these past 30+ years. . Frontis, "C. Mattei". 3 views of human figures, pp. 236 - 237.

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        THE SPEAKING PICTURE BOOK. A New Picture Book with Characteristical Voices

      (London, H. Grevel & Co.) made in Germany circa 1880.. FIRST OR EARLY EDITION circa 1880, edition not stated, 320 x 235 x 55 mm, 12½ x 9¼ x 2¼ inches, original publisher's red cloth with patterned black border to upper cover, in blind on lower cover, almost full size colour plate mounted on upper cover (Mother showing this book to 2 children and a toddler on her lap, a Struwwelpeter book and toys on the floor, a poem describing the book in a cream panel on the right), spine with embossed decoration, no label or lettering, the 3 sides are gilded, the top and bottom sides are carved with 3 leaf shapes, protruding on the fore-edge are 9 tiny ivory knobs to pull in order to produce the animal noises: Cock, Donkey, Lamb, Birds, Cow, Cuckoo, Goat, Children x 2. Inside upper cover is a prose description of the book on a large yellow panel, title page printed on larger yellow panel within ornate narrow border with small squares at corners containing a fierce looking horned male head, "Made in Germany" at foot. 8 full page chromolithograph illustrations, the first backing onto title page, each faces a page of text in verse on a large yellow panel, each illustration with an oval yellow border, plus a decorated rectangular frame and a further grey border. Cloth very faded on upper cover and spine, plate on upper cover darkened and print of poem faded, tiny water spot on lower cover, head and tail of spine slightly worn, 10 mm (½") split at bottom of lower hinge, small bump to top corner of lower cover, 1 ivory knob missing and replaced with a similar shaped tiny metal knob, the ivory knobs grubby looking, the first sound a little weak, some light fingermarks to margins, page edges lightly browned, no inscriptions. A good copy. The Speaking Picture Book was originally produced in Nuremberg, Germany, by publisher Theodore Brand, the book?s inventor. Brand obtained a German patent for the book in 1878, and a British patent followed a year later. In addition to the German edition, English, French and Spanish translations were published. Haining, Movable Books, page 136. MORE MAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Trumpet-Major, A Tale

      London: Spottiswoode and Co. for Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880 First edition in book form. 3 volumes. Original red pictorial cloth, upper boards blocked in black with designs after Thomas Hardy, spines lettered and decorated in gilt and black, lower boards of vols. I and III blocked with double blind-ruled borders, vol. II with triple blind-ruled border, spines lightly faded, light rubbing to extremities, some light splitting on hinges and housed in a modern slipcase. A very attractive copy of one of the author's scarcest novels in original cloth. The Trumpet-Major was first published serially in Good Words, in the issues running from January to December 1880; Purdy notes that 'several chapters were retitled before the novel was published in book form, and a few scattered passages were deleted', and further quotes Hardy's recollections of demands for changes to the text for serial publication; 1,000 sets in late 1880. The bindings of vols. I and III of this set are Sadleir variant A (with spine imprint 'Smith Elder & Co'), and vol. II is variant B with a triple-rule border on the lower board. Purdy pp.31-35; Sadleir 1115; Sterling 446.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Dramatic Idyls, Second Series

      London: Smith, Elder,and Co, 1880. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. AN IMPORTANT PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "Mrs Proctor, with RB';s affectionate regards June 27 ‘80." Anne Proctor';s husband, the barrister and poet Bryan W. Proctor (who wrote under the pseudonym Barry Cornwall), was the dedicatee of Browning';s poem ‘Columbe';s Birthday'; (1844). The Proctors were among the Brownings'; closest friends. He and John Forster anonymously edited the first selection from Browning';s works in the 1860';s. Near fine in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to edges and corners. There is browning from a paper clip to the top edge of first few pages, else the interior is very clean. 147 pages plus 2 pages of ads. POE/020309.

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        Fighting the Sea

      circa, 1880.. Ink sketch, 195 x 160mm, signed lower left; with manuscript caption at base, mounted and framed. This is the original drawing for the finished watercolour, A Tug Saving a Dismasted Smack at the Edge of Scroby Sands, Yarmouth, painted in 1885 for Sir Edward Cecil Guiness. Interestingly, this drawing was reproduced as an illustration in the catalogue of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1884.Until recent times the work was in the family of the artist Oswald Brierly, a leading marine painter who had studied naval architecture. Brierly learned his artistic skills at Henry Sass's Academy, a private drawing school in Bloomsbury "a preparatory school" for the Royal Academy and the British Institution, other students included Rossetti, Millais and Edward Lear.After a spell in Plymouth developing naval skills, Brierly sailed with several expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage on a survey of the Barrier Reef, and with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer. He subsequently wrote, with Rev. John Milner, the narrative published as Cruise of the Galatea (London, 1869). In 1874 Brierly was made marine painter to Queen Victoria.A second Brierly sketch is attached to back of this one. 'Barges used to take out the stones during construction of the breakwater at Plymouth OWB'.;

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      This is a superlative, collector-grade, uncut and unread British first edition set of Winston Churchill's biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill. This was Winston Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. Originally published in 1906, it was well received as both a frank portrayal of the subject and a showcase for Winston's literary talent. At the time, the young Winston Churchill had recently quit his father's Conservative Party to become a Liberal, was in his early 30s, and still saw himself in the shadow of his once-influential father. The first edition is aesthetically pleasing, featuring deep red cloth, untrimmed page edges, gilt stamping, and the family coat of arms on the front covers. However, the red cloth binding of this edition proved quite susceptible to fading and wear. Offered here is the British first edition, only printing, a collector grade, uncut and unread, near-fine+ set. Both the binding and contents of this set are noteworthy. The red cloth bindings are clean, square, and tight, retaining beautifully rounded spines and bright spine gilt. There is no fading or color shift on the spines, which retain uniform color with no color shift between the covers and spine. A trivial hint of wear is confined to the corners and spine ends of the truly outstanding bindings. The volumes are clearly unread; the pages of Volume I are uncut after page 60 and uncut after the table of contents in Volume II. There are no inscriptions or book plates. The contents are exceedingly bright and crisp and the untrimmed page edges are free of soiling. The only flaw that marks this set is spotting to the untrimmed page edges of both volumes. This is a truly virgin set and about as good as it gets for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods/ICS A8(a), Langworth p.69.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society; Reprints from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association & Plymouth Institute Etc., 1880. All the offprints are by R. N. Worth and dates vary between approximately 1872 and 1891, all printed wrappers are bound in with neat manuscript indexes to the rear of each volume, and a loosely inserted contents list for the whole, in the same hand. Approximately 500 pages per volume. Some of the offprints are just a few pages long whereas other such as The Three Towns Bibliotheca is over 120 pages with an additional 60 or so pages of supplements. Bookplate of John Davies Enys to the front paste-downs (Enys built up a large and impressive library on Cornwall). Finely and uniformly bound in half maroon morocco with 6 raised bands to the spine and gilt lettering and decoration, marbled paper boards with end-papers to match; very good with slight general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, single small stamp to each front blank, otherwise no marks or inscriptions, occasionaly light spotting. A unique collection. If you would like a full list of the offprints please contact us.. Half Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      Macmillan and Company This is Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. It was well received as both a frank portrayal of the subject and a showcase for Winston's literary talent. At the time, the young Winston Churchill still saw himself in the shadow of his once-influential father. Today it is the son that history has favored with lasting fame. The first edition is aesthetically pleasing, featuring deep red cloth, untrimmed page edges, gilt stamping, and the family coat of arms on the front covers. Offered here is the British first edition, only printing, in very good condition. The bindings are tight and square with light wear confined to extremities. The spines are lightly sunned, but retain bright gilt and uniform appearance, implying that the two volumes are not a "married" set but rather have spent the past century together. The contents are bright and tight. All illustrations and protective tissue covers are intact. There is light intermittent spotting throughout, heavier at the prelims and untrimmed fore edges of the text block. There is a single inked contemporary gift inscription written in a lovely hand, reading:""Algernon L. Percy from Philip H. Ashworth 1906" on the ffep of Volume I. Not fine, but certainly a set worthy of a collector. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods/ICS A8(a), Langworth p.69.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Paul et Virginie

      Paris: Marpon, C. ET E. Flammarion, (ca. 1880). 244pp. Bondy calls Marpon et Flammarion's editions "remarkable early examples of a really excellent process of photographic reduction." Bound in contemporary green crushed morocco, with corner floral devices in gold, gilt dentelles, and tiny red leather inlays. Slight fading to binding, ribbon bookmark. T.e.g. (3 by 2 1/4; 76x55mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        "The Earliest Picture Dealer in New York City. M. Post." 1880 Etching signed by the artist

      New York:. 1880.. Very good condition. Close friend and associate of Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand, founding fathers of the Hudson River School, John Mackie Falconer (1820 - 1903), was an important nineteenth century American artist who helped revive the art of etching in America. Falconer was commissioned for original etchings by the American Art Review, an important art journal which gave the impetus to the revival of etching in the US. Falconer, born in Scotland, began as a painter and watercolorist, and in 1866 dedicated himself to etching, which he pursued for twenty years, etching views of the south, Boston, New York and Brooklyn. Falconer etchings, porcelain works, and a self portrait are in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Historical Society owns a Falconer oil painting of the fireworks and celebrations at the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. Many of his works are also at the New York Historical Society, including a fine oil painting depicting Thomas Coles' First Studio, Catskill, New York (New-York Historical Society, Accession Number: 1947.421).& & This etching depicts the picture dealer in a billed cap, looking directly out at the viewer from under his cap. With Falconer's name etched at the lower right, W. Franquinet del. at the lower left, and the name of the dealer below (M. Post, or possibly M. Poff). The artist signed the print in pencil at the lower right. Inscribed at the lower left margin in pencil giving the title of the print, and also "House was where the artist's house now stands".& & Good impression. 4 x 6" on paper 9 1/4 x 12".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Forst-Flora oder Abbildung und Beschreibung der für den Forstmann wichtigen wildwachsenden Bäume und Sträucher sowie der nützlichen und schädlichen Kräuter. 5. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage

      Leipzig, Baensch 1880. 28 cm. In 4 Bänden; Text: 1 Band. 6, 144; (2), 152 S.; Tafeln: 3 Bände: 300 altkolorierte Kupfertafeln von A. Hanemann und F. Kirchner. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Nissen BBI 487 und S. 207f - Pritzel 2256 (vgl.) - 1: Bäume und Sträucher; 2: Krautgewächse und Kryptogamen. Die Tafeln 268 - 299 zeigen Pilze. Mit schönen, sorgfältig kolorierten Abbildungen aller heimischen Waldpflanzen mit ihren Blüten- und Fruchtständen: Bäume, Sträucher, Gräser, Blumen, Farn, Flechten, Moos, Pilze, etc. Schönes Exemplar, im Textteil stellenweise Stockflecken, die Tafeln nahezu fleckenfrei, 40 Tafeln mit handschriftlicher Ergänzung zu den Pflanzennamen -

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        The Trumpet Major

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880., 1880. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes, octavo. An attractive copy bound within the author's lifetime in green quarter morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands to spines with gilt titles, green cloth boards, top edges gilt. A clean, fine copy, in an elegant Edwardian binding. First edition in book-form. Hardy's epic novel of the Napoleonic war first appeared in Good Words, Jan–Dec 1880. This book-form edition of"The Trumpet Major" featured some minor revisions by the author. Purdy, p.32.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens. Include: Pickwick Papers, Our Mutual Friend, The Old Curiosity Shop, Great Expectations, etc

      London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. (c.1880)., 1880. The Charles Dickens Edition, complete in 15 volumes; 8vo. Attractive in contemporary maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Illustrated with 8 plates per volume. A few uneven gatherings; light rubbing to extremities. Clean and very decorative.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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