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        FUNGI AND PINE NEEDLES. Shinkin To matsuba [Symbols of Immortality]

      - [Japan c 1880's]. A color woodblock print, 25 x 24 cm., very strong impression, registry and color, artist signed and red Hanko [seral/chop], immaculate condition, nearly square size format similar to Surimono. FIRST & ONLY EDITION *** *** *** . . . . A STUNNINGLY IMMACULATE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT: . . SHOWNG THREE FUNGI OR MUSHROOMS IN THE GRASS . . This is a superb work, with marvelous gradiation of pale green background, with an impressive black-brown fungi in the foreground. A tall mushroom occupies the right background, in a lovely composition, by the master Shin-hanga artist. . *** WHO WAS SHIBATA ZESHIN 1807-1891: Was a superb and talented Shin-hanga painter and woodblock print designer. While his production of prints was very small when compared to his contemporaries, his high-quality and stunning composition was beyond most other artists of his time. . Ernest Fenollosa was fascinated with Zeshin, and said about him: "The Japanese genius lay in the line of art objects featuring decoration and design." . Zeshin also did a great number of the most superb lacquer ware designs, may inspired or tested in his woodblock prints. he remains one of the highest masters of all time, respected as one of the all time ten best from Japan. His stature continues unquestioned, and admired by museums and collectors throughout the world. His "Zen" simple designs reflect his keen ability to express simplicity which is essentially Japanese. Bar none he stands out in the artistic world. . *** ABOUT THE SEAL: Per Henderson [2nd.entry below] he cites the artist's seal is Tairyukyo, no.36 in the seal index of his 1976 catalog. . *** REFERENCES: HENDERSON, Milne. AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS & PAINTINGS ON NETSUKE SUBJECTS BY ZESHIN & RELATED ARTISTS 28 JUNE-14 JULY [1980]. See item #4, illustrated in this catalog. . --. AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, PAINTINGS AND LACQUER BY SHIBATA ZESHIN 25 JUNE-9 JULY 1976. See seal #36, Tairyukyo. * O'BRIAN, Mary L. et al.: THE ART OF SHIBATA ZESHIN THE MR. AND MRS. JAMES E. O'BRIEN COLLECTION AT THE HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS. . *** Color scans of this & most other items are posted to our website.

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        Aquarelle. (Reise um die Erde nach der Natur aufgenommen in Egypten, Indien, China, Japan, Manilla, Amerika etc. - Aus Europa - Neue Folge). 3 Serien in 2 Mappen (alles).

      Raimund Mitscher (ca. 1880), Berlin - Imperial-Folio (57,5 x 47 cm). 68 Chromolithographien (meist 36 x 27 cm), montiert auf festem Karton, von R. Steinbock u. W. Loeillot nach Aquarellen von Eduard Hildebrandt lose in 2 OLwd.-Mappen (braun/rot) mit dekorativer Prägung in Gold, Schwarz u. 2 Farben. Thieme-Becker XVII, 74f. - Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869) unternahm als Königl. Preuß. Hofmaler auf Empfehlung Alexander von Humboldts im Auftrage Friedrich Wilhelms IV. mehrere Reisen, die er in Aquarellen dokumentierte. Nach seiner Weltreise 1862-64 stellte er im Anschluß 200 Aquarelle in Berlin aus, von denen eine Auswahl ab 1874 in Reproduktionen mit beschreibendem Text im Verlag Wagner, Berlin erschien. Nach drei Verlagswechseln vertrieb zuletzt R. Mitscher die Tafeln, die hier in sehr seltener Vollständigkeit mit allen drei Serien (ohne Text) vorliegen. Alle Tafeln rückseitig numeriert und betitelt. - Die Laschen der Mappen etw. lädiert. Taf. 1 im Rande stärker fleckig, sonst nur einige Fingerspuren im Rande der Kartons. Insgesamt ein außerordentlich wohlerhaltenes Ex. mit farbfrischen Lithos, in dieser Vollständigkeit und Erhaltung kaum noch einmal zu finden. *** Complete 3 Series of total 68 colour-printed lithographs after Hildebrandt. With views of architecture, landscape and street scenes of China, Egypt, India, Japan, North America, the Philippines, Europe etc. Mounted on cardboard with paper label on verso. Some spotting in the margins of the cardboards, very good condition. 16000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das neue Dampf-Fortbewegungs-System erfunden von Amadeus Bollée in Le Mans.

      Berlin, Druck von Rudolf Mosse, October 1880, 8, 14, (2) pp., 1 ganzseitiger Holzschnitt, orig. Broschur in feinem marmorierten Pappband. Erstdruck "Das neue Dampf-Fortbewegungs-System erfunden von Amadeus Bollée in Le Mans. In all seinen Theilen geschützt durch Deutsches Reichs-Patent. In Deutschland eingeführt von Gebrüder Arons, Banquiers zu Berlin, und der F. Wöhlert'schen Maschinenbau-Anstalt und Eissengiesserei, Actiengesellschaft zu Berlin. Berlin, October 1880.""Die F. Wöhlert'sche Maschinenbau-Anstalt und Eisengiesserei Actien-Gesellschaft war ein bedeutender Hersteller von Lokomotiven, Werkzeugmaschinen, Eisengusswaren, landwirtschaftlichem Gerät, Dampfwagen und Eisenkonstruktionen im 19. Jahrhundert. Das Unternehmen ging aus der F. Wöhlert'schen Maschinenbau-Anstalt hervor.""Dampfwagen Lizenz Amédée Bollée père - Zu den erwähnten Versuchen, das Unternehmen durch Diversifizierung aufzufangen, gehörten die 1879 aufgenommene Herstellung von landwirtschaftlichen Gerätschaften und, bereits ab 1878, Versuche mit schienenlosen Dampfwagen, die in Lizenz nachgebaut werden sollten. Ab spätestens 1879 experimentierte man bei Wöhlert mit Wagen des französischen Dampfpioniers Amédée-Ernest Bollée (1844-1917).Im Oktober 1875 hatte Bollée Vater mit der Fahrt der L'Obéissante ("die Gehorsame"), dem ersten von ihm gebauten Dampfwagen, von Le Mans nach Paris beträchtliches Aufsehen erregt. Für diese Strecke von etwa 210 km hatte er nur 18 Stunden benötigt. Bollée lernte in Paris den Ingenieur Léon Le Cordier kennen. Es kam zu einer geschäftlichen Beziehung Le Cordier erwarb für seine Société Fondatrice die Nutzungsrechte am Antrieb der L'Obéissante für die meisten kontinentaleuropäischen Staaten. Dazu knüpfte er Kontakte zur Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie. Amédée Bollée führte seine Dampfdroschke sogar Kaiser Franz Joseph (1830-1916) samt Hofstaat vor. Trotz eines triumphalen Erfolgs der Werbeveranstaltung in Wien blieb eine Vermarktung aus. Es ergaben sich indes über den Berliner Geschäftsmann Berthold Arons aus der bekannten Bankiersfamilie Arons neue Möglichkeiten im Königreich Preußen. Im August 1880 reiste Le Cordier mit zwei Dampfwagen nach Berlin. Dabei handelte es sich einerseits um die sechssitzige, offene La Mancelle ("die aus Le Mans") und eine schwere Zugmaschine mit sowohl zivilen wie auch militärischem Einsatzmöglichkeiten, genannt L'Élisabeth. Es folgte eine Reihe von erfolgreichen Vorführungen vor großem Publikum samt Mitgliedern der kaiserlichen Familie. Bereits im September wurde zwischen Wöhlert, Le Cordiers Société Fondatrice und dem Privatbankhaus Gebrüder Arons eine Vereinbarung unterzeichnet, welche die Entwicklung von Dampfwagen unter Verwendung der Bollée-Patente zum Zweck hatte. Hauptziel war es, Omnibusse für Fernverbindungen von Berlin zu Metropolen im Osten zu entwickeln. Es ist anzunehmen, dass die Zugmaschine L'Élisabeth entsprechend weiterentwickelt werden sollte.Berthold Arons und Le Cordier gründeten außerdem die Centrale Dampfwagengesellschaft, welche weitere Bollée-Patente in Deutschland, Russland und anderen europäischen Staaten auswerten sollte. Angedacht war auch der Betrieb von Mietdroschken mit Dampfantrieb. Die "Bollée-Wöhlert Dampf-Kraftdroschke" war ein Nachbau von Bollées La Mancelle, die dieser unabhängig davon weiterhin in Frankreich und dem Vereinigten Königreich anbieten wollte und deshalb die Nutzungsrechte für diese Staaten zurückbehalten hatte. Ein Verkaufskatalog von 1881 mit dem Titel Das Neue Dampf-Fortbewegungs-System, Erfunden Von Amadeus Bollee in Le Mans erwähnt die Einführung des Fahrzeugs durch Gebrüder Arons, Banquiers Zu Berlin und die Wohlert'sche Maschinenbau-Anstalt. Die Existenz dieses Katalogs legt nahe, dass nicht nur eine Produktion im Auftrag der Centralen Dampfwagengesellschaft angedacht war, sondern dass die Dampfdroschke auch auf den freien Markt gelangen sollte.Die Wöhlert-Dampfdroschke war ein Lizenz-Nachbau der La Mancelle. Das Fahrzeug hatte einen mit Kohle befeuerten, stehenden Kessel mit einem Stand für den Heizer ("Chauffeur") im Heck. Die Maschine war, wahrscheinlich erstmals in der Geschichte des Automobils, vorne unter einer Haube untergebracht. Eine sehr moderne Lösung war die Kraftübertragung mittels Kardanwelle von der Maschine zum mittig angebrachten Differential. Von da wurde sie über zwei Ketten an die Hinterräder weitergegeben. Die Verwendung einer Kardanwelle ist wahrscheinlich ebenfalls erstmalig im Motorfahrzeugbau, die Anordnung nimmt das von Émile Levassor entwickelte "Système Panhard" um über zehn Jahre vorweg. Die Droschke war durch deutsche Reichspatente geschützt. Die Achsfolge war 1'A n2t.Bollée selber baute rund 50 Exemplare seiner Mancelle, weshalb diese auch als erstes Serienauto betrachtet werden kann. Das Fahrzeug war als Sechssitzer konzipiert und konnte mit einem offenen Aufbau als Kalesche oder halboffen als Postchaise bestellt werden letztere ähnelte einem Landaulet.Zufolge einer Theorie können möglicherweise 16 bislang nicht mit Fahrzeugen belegte Fabriknummern (712 bis 727) solchen Wöhlert-Bollée Dampfdroschken mit der genannten Achsfolge zugeordnet werden dies gilt aber nicht als erwiesen." Wiki

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        Société de l'Histoire de l'Art français. Les Comptes des bâtiments du roi, (1528-1571). Suivis de documents inédits sur les châteaux royaux et les Beaux-Arts au XVIe siècle. Recueillis et mis en ordre.

      Paris, Baur, 1877-1880, - 2 vol. in-8, LXII-422 pp. et 510 pp., index, demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos à nerfs, tête dorée (rel. de l'époque). Qqs feuillets brunis, bon exemplaire. Ex-libris Michel de Boislisle.

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        CAMPAIGNING IN SOUTH AFRCA. Reminiscences of an Office in 1879.

      Edinburgh and London.William Blackwood and Sons. 1880. 1880. viii, 368pp. Recently finely bound in quarter green morocco gilt with raised bands to the spine and blind decoration; brown label. Octavo. First edition. Some light spotting at start and end; else a very good copy in a handsome binding of a very scarce title.

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        Sardinia to Malta including Sicily

      Londra 1880 - Carta nautica della Sicilia e del Canale di Sicilia curata dall'Ammiraglio J.D. Evans ed edita dal Istituto Idrografico Inglese. Aggioranta al 1898. Litografia, abrasione nella piaga centrale bassa, per il resto in buono stato di conseravzione. Rara. Dimensioni 1200 700mm

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        The Power of Movement in Plants. With illustrations. Second Thousand.

      London: John Murray, 1880 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt and with gilt decorative border at ends, covers blindstamped, brown coated endpapers. With the publisher's 32-page catalogue, dated January 1882, to the rear. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, crease in cloth to front cover, tiny mark to rear cover, edges lightly soiled, short scratch to front pastedown; a very good, largely unopened copy, with a couple of gatherings to the rear clumsily opened. With 196 woodcuts in the text. First edition, second issue, released in the same year as the first issue. The collaborative authorship proclaimed on the title page reflects Darwin's concern to introduce his children into the world of science. Francis Darwin had trained as a doctor but turned from medicine to botany, initially working as secretary and assistant to his father. In 1876 he had been for some months at the University of Würzburg, learning laboratory methods from Julius Sachs. "The book was an extension of Charles Darwin's work on climbing plants and it showed that the same mechanisms can be observed in plants in general. By extending the idea of irregular circumnutation the Darwins analysed the growth movement of plants in response to factors of the environment such as light, gravity, and wounds. In addition, they demonstrated that the mechanism of curvature in both roots and shoots was the result of differential growth rates. They could also confirm that the effect of the stimuli on the growth movement was indirect and that light and gravity act on some substance in the tip of the root and the shoot, which is transmitted to other parts of the plant. Francis Darwin later refined some of the experimental techniques and modified their theoretical conclusions" (ODNB). Freeman 1326. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Leggende di Tommaso di Celano; Vita prima di S. Francesco da Celano (1910); Vita prima di S. Francesco d' Assisi (1880); Viita seconda (1880); Leggenda Sanctae Clarae Virginis (1910)

      Multiple publishers, Italy 1880 - Text in Italian and Latin. Four works bound together under the title Leggende di Tommaso da Celano.Vita prima di S. Francesco d'Assisi / D.M. Faloci Plignani.Foligno : F. Salvati, 1910 -- Vita prima di S. Francesco d'Assisi / Leopoldo Amoni. Roma : Tipografia della Pace, 1880 -- Vita seconda ovvero appendice alla vita prima di S. Francesco d'Assisi / Leopoldo Amoni. Roma : Tipografia della Pade, 1880 -- Legenda Sanctae Clarae Virginis / Francesco Pennacchi. Assisi : Tipografia Metastasio, 1910. The four books bound are of varying sizes and all contain their original wrappers. Some leaves have age toning and some curling to the corner of one book. Previous owner's name written on ffep. Some chipping along the spine and soiling to the boards. Tommaso da Celano (c. 1185 - 1265) was an Italian friar of the Franciscans (Order of Friars Minor) as well as a poet and the author of three hagiographies about Saint Francis of Assisi.[Wikipedia] Size: 24 cm tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Ce serait un déjeuner d'adieux que nous tâcherions de rendre aussi gai que possible ! »

      - S.l [Paris] s.d. [circa décembre 1880-juillet 1884], 10,2x13 cm, 3 pages sur feuillet double. - lettera autografa firmata Maupassant alla contessa Potocka, 26 linee in inchiostro nero su carta intestata "GM 83, rue Dulong" busta chiusa. Maupassant lamenta di non essere in grado di vedere la sua amica la contessa, "Ahimè, signora, si drive me alla disperazione! Ho solo impegnarmi stasera! E ora non riesco a rendermi libero. "Sarebbe:" [...] ancora vedere un minuto prima di partire. "L'autore è stato infatti spesso in viaggio sia per problemi di salute o di visite turistiche. Per salutare la contessa, ha suggerito: "Se il conte ritornò di domani, potrei chiedervi di venire a pranzo con lui in ogni taverna. "Il conte Potocki era il marito della contessa Potocka. Di origine polacca, è stato naturalizzato francese nel 1905. Lui e la contessa visse loro separati ma in armonia. Così: "Sarebbe un pranzo d'addio che avremmo cercato di renderlo il più gay possibile! "Ecco perché ha chiesto la contessa:" Per animare questo pranzo possiamo invitare qualcuno ai tuoi amici. "Maupassant teme che questa separazione è troppo doloroso da Contessa:" Temo che il ritorno vi farà pigro. "Ha concluso la sua lettera ringraziando lei:" Grazie per la medaglia. Sono, signora, il tuo amico più devoto. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la Comtesse Potocka, 26 lignes à l'encre noire sur un papier à en-tête "GM 83, rue Dulong", enveloppe jointe. Maupassant se désole de ne pouvoir voir son amie la Comtesse : « Hélas, Madame, vous me désespérez ! Je viens de m'engager pour ce soir ! Et je ne puis maintenant me faire libre. » Il voudrait : « [...] pourtant bien vous voir une minute avant de partir. » L'auteur était en effet souvent en déplacement que ce soit pour des questions de santé ou de visites. Pour pouvoir saluer la Comtesse, il propose : « Si le Comte est revenu demain, ne pourrais-je vous demander de venir déjeuner avec lui dans un cabaret quelconque. » Le Comte Potocki était l'époux de la Comtesse Potocka. D'origine polonaise, il se fit naturaliser français en 1905. Lui et la Comtesse vivaient chacun de leur côté mais en bonne entente. Ainsi : « Ce serait un déjeuner d'adieux que nous tâcherions de rendre aussi gai que possible ! » C'est pourquoi il demande à la Comtesse : « Pour animer ce déjeuner peut-on inviter quelqu'un de vos amis ? » Maupassant craint que cette séparation soit trop douloureuse à la Comtesse : « Je crains que le retour ne vous rende morose. » Il finit sa missive en la remerciant : « Merci pour la médaille. Je suis, Madame, votre ami le plus dévoué. »

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        Macao, showing S. Francisco Barrack and Praya Grande.

      c. 1880 - Panorama. Two albumen prints, good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 185 by 515mm. (7.5 by 20 inches).

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        Importante liasse de documents manuscrits et imprimés d'un instituteur de Saint-Maurice-le-Girard (Vendée) vers 1879-1885 [ Contient notamment : ] Catalogue de la bibliothèque pédagogique du Canton de la Châtaigneraie (avec plusieurs LAS de l'instituteur de la Châtaigneraie) - Nombreux brouillons de lettres rédigés pour des administrés - Cartes géographiques manuscrites - Discours prononcé par M. A. Calvet préfet de la Vendée à la distribution des Prix du Lycée de la Roche-sur-Yon - Circulaires et correspondance de l'Inspecteur Primaire - Conférences Pédagogiques - Etat de l'Eventuel - Renseignements ayant trait au traitement des Instituteurs - Cours d'Adultes - Autorisation de remplir les fonctions de Secrétariat de Mairie - Ligue de l'Enseignement - Liste des Livres de Prix - Circulaire & Tableaux (Certificat d'Etudes)- Lettre à Mr L'Inspecteur d'Académie (promotion de la 2e classe à la première) - Liste de Mérite - Anciens Rapports de l'Instituteur - Divers rapports sur certaines branches de l'enseignement - Conférences pédagogiques corrigées - Listes des livres de prix destinées aux élèves de l'Ecole Publique des Garçons de St-Maurice-le-Girard - Dessin au lavis : Plan de l'Ecole Normale de Napoléon Vendée (août 1868), etc...

      1880. 1 liasse de plusieurs centaines de documents manuscrits et imprimés, circa 1879-1885. [ Contient : ] Catalogue de la bibliothèque pédagogique du Canton de la Châtaigneraie (avec plusieurs LAS de l'instituteur de la Châtaigneraie) - Nombreux brouillons de lettres rédigés pour des administrés - Cartes géographiques manuscrites - Discours prononcé par M. A. Calvet préfet de la Vendée à la distribution des Prix du Lycée de la Roche-sur-Yon - Circulaires et correspondance de l'Inspecteur Primaire - Conférences Pédagogiques - Etat de l'Eventuel - Renseignements ayant trait au traitement des Instituteurs - Cours d'Adultes - Autorisation de remplir les fonctions de Secrétariat de Mairie - Ligue de l'Enseignement - Liste des Livres de Prix - Circulaire & Tableaux (Certificat d'Etudes)- Lettre à Mr L'Inspecteur d'Académie (promotion de la 2e classe à la première) - Liste de Mérite - Anciens Rapports de l'Instituteur - Divers rapports sur certaines branches de l'enseignement - Conférences pédagogiques corrigées - Listes des livres de prix destinées aux élèves de l'Ecole Publique des Garçons de St-Maurice-le-Girard - Dessin au lavis : Plan de l'Ecole Normale de Napoléon Vendée (août 1868), etc... Né le 12 mai 1849 à Bourneau, Alcide-François Nau est nommé instituteur titulaire en juillet 1871. Belle liasse de documents (dont nombreux brouillons) relatifs au travail d'un instituteur des début de la Troisième République dans une petite commune rurale de Vendée. Intéressant ensemble " à exploiter, très riche et divers, qui nous plonge dans le quotidien d'un "hussard noir. Français

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        The Works.

      London: W. Kent & Co.,, 1880. Edited from the best texts. With a glossary. 12 volumes, miniature octavo (102 x 61 mm). Original red , titles gilt to spines, brown coated endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in the red clamshell box, title and shield design to box lid in gilt, contents lettered in gilt to red cloth on inside lid. Spines uniformly lightly toned, occasional browning to title pages; an excellent set in the faintly soiled clamshell box, with professional restoration to inner hinge of lid. The complete works of William Shakespeare in miniature format. An attractive and highly legible set. W. Kent and Co. specialised in miniatures for easy pocket reading during the late 1800s.

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        War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies Set of 128 Volumes (Series I-IV Complete)

      Government Printing Office, 1880, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition. 128 books. Published between 1880-1900. All but one are in original bindings; some wear and tear to the edges and spine tips; some discoloring; a few hinges are broken but most are good and sound. The pages are tanned; a few with creases or tears but most are good. Library sticker inside most covers; minimal marks otherwise. Includes Series I, Volumes I-LIII; Series II, Volumes I-VIII; Series III, Volumes I-V; Series IV, Volumes I-III; Index. Multiple parts to many volumes which is why there are 128 books. This set takes up over 25 feet of shelf space and will be expensive to ship. No international shipping. Civil War. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4+ Pounds/Larger. Category: Military; Inventory No: 154701.

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        The Leavenworth Case / A Lawyer's Story / New Knickerbocker Novels

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1880 - A "New Knickerbocker novel," reportedly the first full-length mystery penned by an American woman, Anna Katherine Green, who also introduced the "girl detective" (though not here) and the "NYPD police detective" (Detective Ebenezer Gryce, right here.) Spine darkened; small bang to top center of front board. 1878 copyright date is only date showing; no date to title page. (First edition should be dated "1878" to title page; 1879 printings generally dated "1879" to title page.) The tipped-in fold-out "clue" is still present at page 234, in nice shape though with a two-inch diagonal tear at bottom corner where it's bound in. (Could be easily repaired with a small piece of tape, though we have not done so.) Letter "f" missing from last line on page 215. Publisher's "Summer Reading" ads to front endpapers here list Green's second novel, "A Strange Disappearance" (variously listed 1879 or 1880) but none later. Also listed is Charles J. Bellamy's labor-union romance "The Breton Mills" (1879) and Annette Lucille Noble's "Uncle Jack's Executors," which may be as late as 1880. SO: An early copy of an historically important American detective novel, complete with "fold-out clue" and with original publishers' ads to the four blue-gray endpapers front and back, but not the first printing; probably early 1880. 475 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gawler Handbook. A Record of the Rise and Progress of that important Town; to which are added Memoirs of McKinlay the Explorer and Dr Nott

      Adelaide, Goodfellow & Hele [almost certainly the Author - James Dally was convinced], 1880. Octavo, 182, 30 (advertisements) pages plus 6 lithographed plates (of farm machinery by James Martin & Co.) and 17 albumen paper carte-de-visite photographs individually mounted on tipped-in captioned leaves. Blind-decorated maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover (with a later gilt-lettered cloth title-label along the spine, originally untitled); cloth a little flecked, slightly sunned on the spine, and a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities; some mounts lightly cockled as ever (a production flaw); a few trifling signs of use; basically an excellent good copy (internally fine, with the photographs in superb condition). A rare and desirable item, attested to by the provenance of this copy: it has the armorial bookplate of Charles Glover on the pastedown, and the blind-stamp of Sir Thomas Ramsay on the flyleaf ('T.M.R. / Library of / T.M. Ramsay'). Ferguson 11744; Holden 70. Holden's entry is more accurate and informative, although the photographs may vary slightly between copies. The photograph facing page 16 in this copy is a portrait of Dr Nott, rather than 'Frankel's Hotel' as called for in Holden (facing page 17). Two other photographs are less-common variant images of the same subject: these are 'Fotheringham's Cordial Factory' (facing page 57), and 'Stewart's Music Emporium' (facing page 96). These variations notwithstanding, two separate editions were produced: one in wrappers, with advertisements on the verso of the front cover and on both sides of the rear cover, without photographs (but with the lithographs not noted by Ferguson); the other in gilt-lettered cloth, without the cover advertisements, containing 17 mounted photographs plus the lithographs. Both contain 30 pages of advertisements at the rear. Rare in any state, and in our view, the version on offer is one of the more important and interesting photographically illustrated books produced in Australia. 'The handbook is illustrated with a number of views by Mr J. Taylor, the local photographic artist, representing the most important edifices and establishments in town' (Holden, quoting a contemporary review). The frontispiece is a portrait of John McKinlay (1819-1872); there are 14 pages devoted to him (he married a Gawler woman in the early 1850s and was based in the town until his death). Justice is not done to the other photographs in describing them prosaically as 'the most important edifices and establishments in town'. Without exception, signs of life and day-to-day activities flesh out the images, and most of the businesses - butcher shop, photographic studio, cordial factory, furnishing warehouse, music emporium - feature well-stocked windows or yards and numerous staff members or customers. Holden reproduces two interesting ones (including perhaps the best, the butcher shop, captioned merely 'Hodgson & Clements'), but there are wonderful vignettes in many others. Not least of these are the horse-drawn tram in front of the 'Commercial Bank' and the ornate hearse outside 'F. Fowler's Furnishing Warehouse'. While we are on the subject of death, one chapter stands out. Among those to be expected, say on 'Horticultural and Agricultural Progress. Gardens around Gawler', or 'The Humbug Society. Flam! Bam! Sham!', or 'The Streets - Number of Businesses - Description of Hotels', there is Chapter XI: 'The Neville and Adamson Tragedy'. Its thirteen pages describe in great detail the events surrounding the double suicide 'and its romantic accomplishment' of Neville and his partner Adamson. 'It is universally believed that Neville was the leading spirit in the suicide, and so strong was Adamson's affection, love, friendship, or whatever it may be termed, for his companion, that he consented to take that final leap in the dark in the wine cellar, with him to visit that "bourne whence none return"'.

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        Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l¿empire romain communément appelées médailles impériales (deuxième édition) volumes 1-8 (complete)

      Rollin & Feuardent, Paris 1880 - xxvii, 544; xvi, 446; 426; 532; 545; 570; 496; 510 pages, illustrations throughout, beige cloth, paper title labels on spine, octavo. Fine. A classic if somewhat obsolete reference for Imperatorial and Imperial period Roman coins. Paris and London: Rollin & Feuardent, 1880-1892 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fairport Nine

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. ix, 188, (6)pp. Original brown cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, yellow endpapers. Housed in a plain brown cloth slipcase. Very Good or better with some rubbing and scuffing to cloth, slight lean to spine, former owner's bookplate on front paste down, a few reading smudges. An attractive unsophisticated copy of the early baseball novel, written by a friend of Abraham Lincoln's and set in Brooks' boyhood town of Castine (here called "Fairport"), Maine in the 1840s. Among the ways in which it was ahead of its time is its sympathetic includion of a young African-American baseball player.

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        JAPANESE PHOTO ALBUM: 50 Hand-Colored Albumen Photographs.

      [Yokohama 1880's, Kusakabe]. Calico cloth album, silk ties, oblong format, 34.5 x 26.5 cm., 50 hand-colored photos, each 24 x 19 cm., some with lower corner captions in English,some usual and minor edge wear, solid very nice copy. S C A R C E *** *** THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Kusakabe Kimbei [1841-1934] was a well-known Japanese photographer, who served the foreign community in Yokohama. He created lovely photographic albums with scenery, studio images of posed Japanese men and women and a wide variety of other souvenir albums. His work was of a high quality and an interesting nature. Kusakabe was a very unique Japanese photographer who understood Western photographic principals, but stuck to his native Japanese style and tradition of capturing native Japanese subjects with great skill. Kusakabe likely apprenticed with both Beato and Stillfried as a photograph colorist. In 1885 he managed to acquire a number of Beato and Stillfried negatives which were reprinted and sold in his albums. Kusakabe being located on the main street in Yokohama had many foreign clients who purchased his albums. His landscapes captured what 19th century Japan was truly like. His portraits also reflect a "natural" beauty and quality not found in the work of other Japanese photographers of the time, even though many were posed. SUBJECT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS: The album begins with a look at the traditional Japanese garden, country Ricksha, bamboo grove at Gojozakawa, street festival and Mikoshi, funeral procession, Kyoto river tea house, river boat with palanquins and other riders, country inn, Japanese Ryokan or hotel, some twenty young prostitutes pose for the camera in their best Kimono. Also a Geta or shoe store, pounding rice, curio store [antiques], flower excursion [young girls viewing the cherry blossoms], stunning girl in evening Kimono holding a lantern and large umbrella, 5 women preparing vegetables in the kitchen, Kago or palanquin carriers holding a woman, two Geisha's: one fan dances the other plays a Shamisen. A fan-maker, farmers threshing rice, Six Geisha's playing music, prostitutes on display in "cages." Trellis and wisteria, dinner party, four girls in a tea ceremony, fishmonger market, young girl poses in her best winter Kimono, ox cart, Tateba and water wheel, great Japanese Junk, small oar powered boat. A vegetable man [Yaoya] shows a vendor with two baskets full of various vegetables & large Daikon radishes, he wears a straw rain-coat and large hat a scan of which is on our site. This exact photograph is illustrated in C. Worswick: JAPAN PHOTOGRAPHS 1854-1905 onp.111. A very nice photograph of the three-storied prostitution quarters in Tokyo. A very similar view is also found in M. Winkel: SOUVENIRS FROM JAPAN, on p.121, # 116, which shows the same street & buildings from a slightly different angle, but with power poles. Ours is with out them, thus an earlier photograph. Picking shells at Negishi, Yokohama, N. Nogawa manufacturer of bronze ware Kioto, a lady artist paints a Kimono on a long board. Two children are taught their lessons by an elderly and bearded man. Five Japanese girls taking supper, old woman flower vendor, girl sleeping, three Japanese ladies sit beside the Hibachi & Tansu. A Japanese marriage ceremony. Lovely view of the interior of a large Tatami mat room and its Tokunoma and hanging scroll. Satake garden Mukojima, Tokyo. Four girls playing a game with a Kimono Obi while one strums the Biwa. Judicial HaraKiri or ritual suicide while two onlookers view as their colleague of the condemned prepares to behead him. Flower vendor. Paper carps or Koi-no-bori flags fly for May 5th on Boys Day festival, itinerant old man carries his heavy load. The last is a nice view of the Inland Sea. HAND COLORED ALBUMEN IMAGES: A very lovely work, with superbly executed images. All are strong, clear images, no fading, all albumen photos, nicely hand-colored in delicate pastel shades and hues. THE ALBUM: Each image is simply mounted by inserting into the double folded pages which have slits. Bound in the traditional Japanese style, oblong format. .

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        JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS, A NICE GROUP OF 15 CARD MOUNTED CARTE D'VISITE EXAMPLES, S

      Japan, n.d. c.1880's. Stiff card mounted, 16.5 x 10.5 cm. photo size ca. 14 x 9 cm., albumen types, all but 2 are hand colored, gilt edges, very clean, sharp, strong images, a bit of fading, a fascinating group of early examples. R A R E A nice group of early photographs [ca. 1873], showing various occupations. The photographs show subjects: 1. Three Samurai warriors: two in full battle dress, another horse mounted. 2. Three Geishas playing instruments: Shamisen, Tsutsumi and large drum. 3. Three women spinning silk thread. 4. Woman at the large wooden weaving loom. 5. Itinerant basket monger with his shoulder pole and large number of baskets. 6. Two men in tall Geta [sandals]; one holds a red umbrella, the other is in rice-straw rain coat. 7. Two coolies carrying a woman in a palanquin. 8. An old woman itinerant broom and fan monger. 9. Two women reading books by the Hibachi. 10. A woman poses for the camera. 11. Yoshiwara house of prostitution, showing the girls on the second floor balcony, with gas street light. Commonly called "Nectarine 9." 12. Typical Japanese roadside inn. 13. Shinbashi [Tokyo] train station ca. 1873. 14. Tokyo, bridge to the Imperial Palace, moat, name in lower right corner: "Tokei Siro." While there are no dates shown, there are two photos with numbers in the lower corner, from referencing and association, we have determined that the approximate date of the group is 1873. Excellent portraits and occupations, a fascinating set. .

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        Nana

      T. B. Peterson & Brothers 1880 - 430 pp. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in black with gilt titles on front. First American edition. Good. Cloth darkened at spine and frayed at spine ends and corners, lightly marked. Inner hinges appear repaired, small abrasion to front free end paper. Pages show an occasional corner crease, toning. First American edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Groupe de 5 Bicharis.

      Port Said, ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 27,6 x 21,1 cm, on mount. Photograph no 1205. KEYWORDS:egypt/assuan/bicharis/photo

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        Friends and Foes in the Transkei

      Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1880 - Boards shelfrubbed and corners turned. Front board's tooling barely discernible. Small transverse strip at top of spine missing and spine rubbed at base. Plain endpapers. Frontis. Prev owner's signature to half-title. 296pp unmarked and undiscoloured. Leaves at pp. 30/31 poorly cut with very small piece of p. 30 protruding from outer margin of p. 31. Up to p. 60 there is a slight nick to the top edge of the pages consonant with a severe bump. Very scarce in 1st ed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gawler Handbook. A Record of the Rise and Progress of that important Town; to which are added Memoirs of McKinlay the Explorer and Dr Nott

      Adelaide, Goodfellow & Hele [almost certainly the Author - James Dally was convinced], 1880. Octavo, 182, 30 (advertisements) pages plus 6 lithographed plates (of farm machinery by James Martin & Co.) and 17 albumen paper carte-de-visite photographs individually mounted on tipped-in captioned leaves. Blind-decorated blue cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, a little marked, and lightly sunned on the spine; some mounts lightly creased (a production flaw); a few trifling signs of use; a very good copy (but internally fine, with the photographs in superb condition). With the pictorial bookplate of J. Cluny Harkness (Federal President of the Chamber of Manufactures in the 1950s, according to Trove). Ferguson 11744; Holden 70. Holden's entry is more accurate and informative, although the photographs may vary slightly between copies. The photograph facing page 17 in this copy is of the 'Gawler Institute' (showing the Institute building and Town Hall), rather than 'Frankel's Hotel' as called for in Holden. These variations notwithstanding, two separate editions were produced: one in wrappers, with advertisements on the verso of the front cover and on both sides of the rear cover, without photographs (but with the lithographs not noted by Ferguson); the other in gilt-lettered cloth, without the cover advertisements, containing 17 mounted photographs plus the lithographs. Both contain 30 pages of advertisements at the rear. Rare in any state, and in our view, the version on offer is one of the more important and interesting photographically illustrated books produced in Australia. 'The handbook is illustrated with a number of views by Mr J. Taylor, the local photographic artist, representing the most important edifices and establishments in town' (Holden, quoting a contemporary review). The frontispiece is a portrait of John McKinlay (1819-1872); there are 14 pages devoted to him (he married a Gawler woman in the early 1850s and was based in the town until his death). Justice is not done to the other photographs in describing them prosaically as 'the most important edifices and establishments in town'. Without exception, signs of life and day-to-day activities flesh out the images, and most of the businesses - butcher shop, photographic studio, cordial factory, furnishing warehouse, music emporium - feature well-stocked windows or yards and numerous staff members or customers. Holden reproduces two interesting ones (including perhaps the best, the butcher shop, captioned merely 'Hodgson & Clements'), but there are wonderful vignettes in many others. Not least of these are the horse-drawn tram in front of the 'Commercial Bank' and the ornate hearse outside 'F. Fowler's Furnishing Warehouse'. While we are on the subject of death, one chapter stands out. Among those to be expected, say on 'Horticultural and Agricultural Progress. Gardens around Gawler', or 'The Humbug Society. Flam! Bam! Sham!', or 'The Streets - Number of Businesses - Description of Hotels', there is Chapter XI: 'The Neville and Adamson Tragedy'. Its thirteen pages describe in great detail the events surrounding the double suicide 'and its romantic accomplishment' of Neville and his partner Adamson. 'It is universally believed that Neville was the leading spirit in the suicide, and so strong was Adamson's affection, love, friendship, or whatever it may be termed, for his companion, that he consented to take that final leap in the dark in the wine cellar, with him to visit that "bourne whence none return"'.

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        Maison de Montgommerie ou de Montgommery. France - Ecosse - Etats-Unis. Deuxième édition complétée - la première a été détruite par les Prussiens. (Extrait du 44. Volume des Annales Historiques de Mr. Tisseron). Französische Handschrift auf Pergament.

      Paris o. J. (um 1880). - Folio. Mit kalligr. Vortitel u. Titel, 2 radierten Portraits auf aufgewalztem China (auf Papier), 2 chromolithogr. Wappentafeln sowie im Text 7 gemalten Vignetten, 10 gemalten Initialen u. 5 Wappen sowie 50 Textumrahmungen jeweils mit 4 Lilien in den Ecken u. 4 Muscheln an den Seiten in Gouache von L. Lancelevée. 56 num. S. Schrift in Schwarz mit den Familiennamen und den kalligraph. Überschriften in Rot. Weinroter Maroquin d. Zt. über 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, goldgepr. Deckelschild in olivgrünem Leder, goldgepr. Lilien in den Ecken u. auf dem Rücken, intarsiertem olivgrünem Lederdeckelschild in Form eines Wappenschildes, Kanten- u. Innenkantenverg., Goldschnitt, weinrote Seidenvorsätze u. 2 Messingschließen in Lilienform. Aufwändig gestaltete Chronik der Famile Montgomerie, heute Montgomery. Die radierten Portraits von T. C. Regnault zeigen Henry de Montgomerie und seine Gattin Alexandrine geb. Gianazzo de Pampara, die Wappentafeln mit den Wappen der Montgomerie und Pampara. - Der prachtvolle Einband geringf. berieben, Deckelränder etwas gedunkelt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Weinroter Maroquin d. Zt. über 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, goldgepr. Deckelschild in olivgrünem Leder, goldgepr. Lilien in den Ecken u. auf dem Rücken, intarsiertem olivgrünem Lederdeckelschild in Form eines Wappenschildes, Kanten- u. Innenkantenverg., Goldschnitt, weinrote Seidenvorsätze u. 2 Messingschließen in Lilienform. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1877-1878 ??. [The Guard's Detachment of His Majesty's honorary Escort during the Turkish War 1877-1878].

      Varshavskiy uchebn. okrug Varshava 1880 - Octavo (23.6 x 17 cm), XII incl. title, 288, 68 pp., 6 plates; spotting to pp.92-93. XX century brown cloth with original printed upper wrapper laid on upper cover. A first-hand account of the service of the detachment charged with the protection of the Emperor during the Russo-Turkish war. The Guard's Detachment of His Majesty's honorary Escort was formed on May 11, 1877, at the beginning of the Russo-Turkish War, with the purpose of providing security for the main headquarters of the front-line forces during Alexander II's stay there. After the Emperor left the headquarters in December same year, the detachment that consisted of two companies of infantry, half-squadron of cavalry, half-company of sappers and of infantry artillery, was in service to the Commander in Chief of the front-line army. The detachment was disbanded on November 29, 1878. Nikolay Matskevich (1843 - 1885) served in the Guard's Detachment of His Majesty's honorary Escort, and was engaged in crossing of the Danube river by the Russian army in June 1877. Rare. WorldCat locates only one copy outside Russia – in NYPL. We could not trace any other copies available on the market either in Russia or in the West. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JAPANESE PHOTO ALBUM: 50 Hand-Colored Albumen Photographs.

      - [Yokohama 1880's, Kusakabe]. Calico cloth album, silk ties, oblong format, 34.5 x 26.5 cm., 50 hand-colored photos, each 24 x 19 cm., some with lower corner captions in English,some usual and minor edge wear, solid very nice copy. S C A R C E *** *** *** . THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Kusakabe Kimbei [1841-1934] was a well-known Japanese photographer, who served the foreign community in Yokohama. He created lovely photographic albums with scenery, studio images of posed Japanese men and women and a wide variety of other souvenir albums. His work was of a high quality and an interesting nature. . * Kusakabe was a very unique Japanese photographer who understood Western photographic principals, but stuck to his native Japanese style and tradition of capturing native Japanese subjects with great skill. . Kusakabe likely apprenticed with both Beato and Stillfried as a photograph colorist. In 1885 he managed to acquire a number of Beato and Stillfried negatives which were reprinted and sold in his albums. Kusakabe being located on the main street in Yokohama had many foreign clients who purchased his albums. . His landscapes captured what 19th century Japan was truly like. His portraits also reflect a "natural" beauty and quality not found in the work of other Japanese photographers of the time, even though many were posed. . *** SUBJECT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS: . The album begins with a look at the traditional Japanese garden, country Ricksha, bamboo grove at Gojozakawa, street festival and Mikoshi, funeral procession, Kyoto river tea house, river boat with palanquins and other riders, country inn, Japanese Ryokan or hotel, some twenty young prostitutes pose for the camera in their best Kimono. . Also a Geta or shoe store, pounding rice, curio store [antiques], flower excursion [young girls viewing the cherry blossoms], stunning girl in evening Kimono holding a lantern and large umbrella, 5 women preparing vegetables in the kitchen, Kago or palanquin carriers holding a woman, two Geisha's: one fan dances the other plays a Shamisen. . A fan-maker, farmers threshing rice, Six Geisha's playing music, prostitutes on display in "cages." Trellis and wisteria, dinner party, four girls in a tea ceremony, fishmonger market, young girl poses in her best winter Kimono, ox cart, Tateba and water wheel, great Japanese Junk, small oar powered boat. . A vegetable man [Yaoya] shows a vendor with two baskets full of various vegetables & large Daikon radishes, he wears a straw rain-coat and large hat a scan of which is on our site. This exact photograph is illustrated in C. Worswick: JAPAN PHOTOGRAPHS 1854-1905 onp.111. . A very nice photograph of the three-storied prostitution quarters in Tokyo. A very similar view is also found in M. Winkel: SOUVENIRS FROM JAPAN, on p.121, # 116, which shows the same street & buildings from a slightly different angle, but with power poles. Ours is with out them, thus an earlier photograph. . Picking shells at Negishi, Yokohama, N. Nogawa manufacturer of bronze ware Kioto, a lady artist paints a Kimono on a long board. Two children are taught their lessons by an elderly and bearded man. Five Japanese girls taking supper, old woman flower vendor, girl sleeping, three Japanese ladies sit beside the Hibachi & Tansu. . A Japanese marriage ceremony. Lovely view of the interior of a large Tatami mat room and its Tokunoma and hanging scroll. Satake garden Mukojima, Tokyo. Four girls playing a game with a Kimono Obi while one strums the Biwa. Judicial HaraKiri or ritual suicide while two onlookers view as their colleague of the condemned prepares to behead him. . Flower vendor. Paper carps or Koi-no-bori flags fly for May 5th on Boys Day festival, itinerant old man carries his heavy load. The last is a nice view of the Inland Sea. . *** HAND COLORED ALBUMEN IMAGES: A very lovely work, with superbly executed images. All are strong, clear images, no fading, all albumen photos, nicely hand-colored in delicate pastel shades and hues. . THE A

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        JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS, A NICE GROUP OF 15 CARD MOUNTED CARTE D'VISITE EXAMPLES, S

      - Japan, n.d. c.1880's. Stiff card mounted, 16.5 x 10.5 cm. photo size ca. 14 x 9 cm., albumen types, all but 2 are hand colored, gilt edges, very clean, sharp, strong images, a bit of fading, a fascinating group of early examples. R A R E A nice group of early photographs [ca. 1873], showing various occupations. The photographs show subjects: * 1. Three Samurai warriors: two in full battle dress, another horse mounted. * 2. Three Geishas playing instruments: Shamisen, Tsutsumi and large drum. * 3. Three women spinning silk thread. * 4. Woman at the large wooden weaving loom. * 5. Itinerant basket monger with his shoulder pole and large number of baskets. * 6. Two men in tall Geta [sandals]; one holds a red umbrella, the other is in rice-straw rain coat. 7. Two coolies carrying a woman in a palanquin. * 8. An old woman itinerant broom and fan monger. * 9. Two women reading books by the Hibachi. * 10. A woman poses for the camera. * 11. Yoshiwara house of prostitution, showing the girls on the second floor balcony, with gas street light. Commonly called "Nectarine 9." * 12. Typical Japanese roadside inn. * 13. Shinbashi [Tokyo] train station ca. 1873. * 14. Tokyo, bridge to the Imperial Palace, moat, name in lower right corner: "Tokei Siro." * While there are no dates shown, there are two photos with numbers in the lower corner, from referencing and association, we have determined that the approximate date of the group is 1873. * Excellent portraits and occupations, a fascinating set. *

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        Studies in Deductive Logic

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1880. A Manual for Students. Octavo. Original red pebbled cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, boards panelled in blind, black endpapers, partially unopened. With publisher's advertisements dated December 1879. Diagram frontispiece. Spine a little rolled and faded, contents infrequently foxed, a very good copy. First edition of Jevons's student textbook, one of his most popular and accessible works. It was the final work written while Jevons was the chair of political economy at University College London; after five years of teaching he resigned in October 1880. OCLC locates four copies in institutions worldwide (British Library, Oxford University, Aberdeen University, and Queen's University Library in Kingston, Canada).

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        Alan Dering. In Two Volumes

      Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, London 1880 - First edition. Two volumes. Publisher's smooth russet cloth with a decorative design blocked in black over boards, lettered in gold on the spines. Very light foxing to the free endpapers, a bright, fine set. The Hon. Mrs. Fetherstonhaugh's (nee Carleton) second romantic tragedy after Kilcorran also published by Bentley. A scarce, handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Que savez-vous de mon noyé ? »

      Autographed letter-card from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 20 lines in black ink, headed "GM 83, rue Dulong". S.l [Paris] s.d. [circa décembre 1880-juillet 1884] 11,5 x 9,1 cm 2 pages sur une carte-lettre

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        HISTOIRE DES RELATIONS DE LA CHINE AVEC L'ANNAM-VIÊTNAM DU XVIe AU XIXe SIÈCLE d'après des documents chinois traduits pour la première fois et annotés par G. Devéria.

      1880 - Paris, Leroux, 1880. Grand in-8 (186 X 280 mm) demi-chagrin rouge vif, filet doré sur les plats, dos cinq nerfs filetés or sertis de filets à froid, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, plats de la couverture conservés (reliure moderne) ; X-102 pages, une grande carte dépliante. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage rare qui représente le volume XIII des "Publications de l'école des langues orientales vivantes". Ouvrage bien complet de la GRANDE CARTE DÉPLIANTE en couleurs intitulée "Itinéraires de Chine en Annam, d'après une carte chinoise dressée sous le règne des Empereurs Mongols, revue, augmentée et publiée en 1579 par Tachou-sse-peun". EXEMPLAIRE DU GÉNÉRAL ALBERT D'AMADE (Toulouse, 1856-1941, Fronsac), avec sa signature autographe sur le faux-titre. Général français formé à Saint-Cyr, il participe à la campagne de Tunisie en 1881 au sein du 3e régiment de tirailleurs algériens avant de rejoindre le 108e régiment d'infanterie au Tonkin en 1885 en tant qu'officier d'ordonnance du général Munier. Il est ensuite affecté à l'état-major de la 2e brigade de la division d'occupation du Tonkin et de l'Annam. Lors de la campagne du Tonkin, le jeune capitaine se passionne pour les problématiques de l'Extrême-Orient. De cet intérêt découle certainement sa nomination en Chine, en 1887, lorsqu'il rejoint la représentation diplomatique de la France à Tien-Tsin en tant qu'attaché militaire. Cinquième officier à être nommé à ce poste depuis 1870, Albert d'Amade séjourne en Chine pendant quatre années (1887-1891), au cours desquelles il se révèle un talentueux observateur, doublé d'un photographe accompli. Espion officiel au service de la France, Albert d'Amade incarne le parfait gentleman, séduisant par son tact et son intelligence, ses interlocuteurs. Sa connaissance du mandarin s'avère un atout de premier ordre qui participe au succès de ses trois grands voyages d'étude et de reconnaissance en Chine : la région de Pékin et la Mandchourie au cours de l'hiver 1888, les provinces méridionales du Yunnan et du Guangxi entre octobre 1888 et mai 1889, la Corée en 1890. Au retour de ces missions, il expédie de copieux rapports agrémentés de cartes et de photographies de sa main au 2e Bureau de l'État-major, à Paris, qui forceront l'admiration de ses supérieurs : « Grâce à sa connaissance approfondie des moeurs et des coutumes chinoises et aussi de son grand tact, il s'est parfaitement acquitté de cette mission à la suite de laquelle il a rédigé un rapport fort intéressant. C'est un officier supérieur d'un très grand mérite, ayant un jugement très sûr et qui ne ménage ni son temps ni sa peine ». (Lucie Moriceau, "Les carnets de voyage du général d'Amade, officier photographe (1887-1915)", ECPAD). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Map of Shanghai, from Atlas des Ports Etrangers

      1880 - Lithographic map of Shanghai. Published in Atlas des Ports Étrangers in 1880. 8.5" x 11.25". Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        YOUNG JAPAN: Yokohama and Yedo A Narrative of the Settlementand the City from th

      - London 1880-81, Trubner. Yellow pictorial cloth, 2 vols. 418+522p., with 15 albumen photographs,1 folding reprodution map, spine splits, only a few copies with photos, co-publi- shed by Kelly, Yokohama, 15 x 24 cm. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION An important primary source, written by the former editor of the "Japan Herald," the "Japan Gazette," "Far East," "Nisshin Shinjishi" among several other publications, the author was especially qualified in reporting the news. This current work is his most exhaustive account of both foreign and Japanese activities in Yokohama from its early opening in 1858 back to 1789. * During this 21 year Period, history was made, for Japan was now open to the West, and the flow of ship and goods made Japan aware of her backwardness. Printed in Yokohama at the author's private printing office, this work covers the author's personal observations of the arrival of Lord Elgin, Mr. Alcock, Japanese experiences with foreigners, murdered Russians, assassinations of foreigners, the murder of Mr. Henry Heusken, Mr. Oliphant and rebel Satsuma forces, Ohara Mission, account of Choshu forts cannon attacks upon foreign vessels, Sir Harry Parks, life in Yokohama, trade, start of "Japan Times," Chamber of Commerce, &c. * This work also covers "The King of Liu-kiu's own Story. * Perhaps the most comprehensive early resource on Yokohama & foreigners there done during this period. * All editions were identical in this aspect, and the contents are identical. A contemporary insight to Yokohama life. ALWAYS RARE ! * NOTE ON THE PUBLISHER, PRINTING LOCATION OF THIS WORK: On the verso of the title page it states: Vol.1: "Printed at the Private Printing Office of the Author, No.16, Yokohama, Japan." . Vol. 2: "Printed at the "Japan Gazette" Office, no.70, Main Street, Yokohama, Japan." . While the title page states at the bottom, "London, Trubner & Co., Yokohama, Kelly & Co 1880, 1881" this book was only published in Yokohama, but distributed by Trubner in London. The publisher "Kelly" is referring to a later change in that publisher's name to "Kelly & Walsh." . Regardless of the above irregularities, the book was clearly privately printed in Yokohama at John R. Black's office. A very rare and early Yokohama printing in English. ***

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        Das neue Universum. Die interessantesten Erfindungen und Entdeckungen auf allen Gebieten. (1. Jahrgang).

      Stuttgart, Verlag von W. Spemann (1880); EA; ca 24x17 cm; (2) 310 (6) Seiten mit farbig lith. Titelbild und 186 Holzstichillustrationen; illustr. Originalhalbleinwandeinband (Vorsatzblätter minimal fleckig, kleiner Namenseintrag auf Vorsatzblatt; ungewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar!)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Paris Vol II

      N.p.: N.p., N.d.. Prints uniformly near fine; book is very good in worn quarter leather and ends over presumed pigskin boards.. Presumed First Edition. Likely the second of two volumes. Folio. 23 photographs (possibly albumen) mostly of Paris buildings and monuments, circa 1880-1900, captioned in white at the bottom of the prints. No other printed information save the title in gilt on the spine, and no information easily findable online.

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        Quotation signed.

      Vienna, 18. IV. 1880. - 12mo. 1 p. "Chevalier J. F. Blondin, The Hero of Niagara". - During his lifetime, Blondin's name was so synonymous with tightrope walking that many employed the name "Blondin" to describe others in the profession.

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        FAMOUS SCENES IN JAPAN: 60 Hand-Colored Collotype Photographs.

      - Japan n.d. ca 1880's, Tamamura. Large oblong brocade silk album, 38.5 x 30.5 cm., double leave collotypes,hand-colored ed, purple thread ties, hinges weak, worn, mended, solid, contents clean, all edges gilt, photo size ca. 25 x 18.5, 66 This lovely work consists of 60 hand-colored colotype photographs, showing the people and scenery of Japan, circa 1880's. * WHO WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER TAMAMURA KOZABURO: . Tamamura Kozaburo [1856-1923?] worked in his Yokohama studio & provided images, albums and photographic service to both Japanese and mostly his foreign clients by 1881. His family were hereditary retainers to the Hoshino of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since 1654 ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples there. . His business thrived with the sudden influx of foreigners to Japan and he gained a reputation as a very skilled professional & provided large orders for glass slide & photographs to universities of Cambridge & Chicago. . He was internationally renown and was commissioned to provide the stunning figure of 180,000 albumen hand-colored photographs of Japan for the book by F. Brinkley: JAPAN: DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE JAPANESE. . His photographs are an excellent record of an earlier Japan, capturing the Japanese as they were, in native dress, the scenery and life styles of the period. *** THE IMAGES: 1.Iris Garden at Yokohama . 2. The wisteria arbor . 3. Cherry blossoms at Yokohama . 4. Chrysanthemum garden . 5. Castle at Tokyo . 6. Shiba temple at Tokyo . 7. Ikegami Buddhist temple interior . 8. Private garden at Tokyo . 9. Iris garden at Kabata . 10. The tea house at Oji . 11. Tokyo . 12. Cherry blossom avenue at Mukojima . Nikko views: 13. Imaichi road . 14. Sacred Bridge & the entrance to Ieyasu Temple . 15. Pagoda . 16. Yomeimon Gate . 17. Niomon Gate . 18. Chuzenji lake . 19. Urami Waterfall . 20. Road from Chuzenji to Yumoto . 21. Japanese girl greets her guest at the gate with a lot of English dialogue. . 22. Celebration of New Year at Yokohama. . 23. The Cherry blooms return at spring . 24. Public garden at Yokohama . 25. Boy's Festival . 26. A waitress . 27. Hachiman Temple Kamakura . 28. Daibutsu Kamakura . 29. Mt. Fuji near Kamakura. . 30. Three little Japanese girl maids . 31. Mt. Fuji from Lake Hakone . 32. Fares that Rickshaw men like to draw [three girls riding rickshaws] . 33. Mt. Fuji from Tagonoura . 34. A beautiful Japanese girl in pale blue Kimono . 35. Nagoya Castle . 36. Girls playing a Japanese game . Kyoto Views: 37. Kyoto: Kinkakuji Temple . 38. Kiyomizu Temple . 39. Gion celebration . 40. Katsura Gawa rapids . 41. Girl in summer Kimono . 42. "Speak [no], see [no], or hear no evil" . 43. Japanese girl shows us how . 44. Ishiyama temple Otsu . 45. Five Japanese girl dancers accompanied by four other women musicians . 46. Banzai: shows three typical Meiji school boys waving Japanese flags . 47. Nara: Sarusawa no Ike pond . 48. Kasuga park . 49. Geta shoe store, . 48. Nunobiki waterfall Kobe . 48. Inland Sea . 49. Afternoon call: a girl with large umbrella awaits her friend's arrival . 50. Miyajima the celebrated Island in the Inland Sea [shows the great Torii Gate in the water], and one of the Miyajima Temples, that looks like its floating on the water. . 51-55. Rice cultivation: four small views of rice planting & harvesting. . 56-58. Three views of a man drinking his Sake rice wine. . 59. Inland sea of Japan . 60. Champion Sumo wrestlers. *** THE CONDITION: THE IMAGES: A lovely work, nicely executed, crisp, sharp images, no fading, superbly and delicately hand-colored in pastels. * CONDITION OF THE ALBUM: The album is bound in its original thin purple silk cloth, there is some of the usual rubbing as this was a delicate hand-woven cloth. There is some old restoration or mending to the hinge as usual for a delicately bound item of this period. Solid and nice example. *** REFERENCE: The following are s

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        Daum Nancy III --- Daum Frères - Verreries de Nancy - Glaskunst aus der Zeit 1880-1930

      176 SeitenDaum Frères ist die bedeutenste Glasmanufaktur des französischen Jugendstils. Katharina Büttiker stellt in diesem Band mehr als 100 der bezaubernden Vasen, Lampen und Dosen in großartigen Farbaufnahmen vor. In englischer Sprache.

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        Bybel der natuure door Jan Swammerdam, Amsteldammer, of, Historie der insecten tot zeekere zoorten gebracht: door voorbeelden, ontleedkundige onderzoekingen van veelerhande kleine gediertens, als ook door kunstige kopere plaaten opgeheldert: verrykt met ontelbaare waarnemingen van nooit ontdekte zeldzaamheden in de natuur / alles in de Hollandsche, des auteurs moedertaale, beschreven hier by komt een voorreeden, waar in het leven van den auteur beschreven is door Herman Boerhaave de Latynsche overzetting heeft bezorgt Hieronimus David Gaubius. ( 2Bde., compl.). Biblia Naturae sive Historia Insectorum, in classes certas redacta, nec non exemplis, et anatomico variorum animalculorum examine, aeneisque tabulis illustrata ... Accedit praefatio, in qua vitam Auctoris descripsit Hermannus Boerhaave ....

      2, je 2 Titelbl. (holländ./latein) in rot u. schwarz m. je einer Kupfervignette, 29 Bl., 1-550 S., 1 Bl. 2 Bl., 551-910 S., 18 Bl. (Index), 124 S. (Erklärungen zu den Tafeln.), 53 Kupfertaf. (Taf. 52 erst am Schluss eingebunden), Neuere (ca. 1880), schlichte HLdr.-Bde., Deckel min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig, Ecken etwas gestaucht. Innen einige Taf etwas angeschmutzt, Taf. XXXIV m. kleinem Loch (2 mm) ausserhalb des Kupferstiches. Paginierungsfehler S. 85/86 Zwischentitel S. 363-366 fehlen - ansonsten schönes Exemplar. Der niederl. und lateinische Text zweispältig gedruckt. Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680), niederländischer Naturforscher und gilt als Begründer der Präformationslehre (Evolutionslehre). 1658 beschrieb er als erster Mensch die von ihm unter dem Mikroskop entdeckten roten Blutkörperchen. Ab 1661 nahm er ein Medizin-Studium an der Universität Leiden auf, ging 1664 nach Paris, kehrte ein Jahr später zurück nach Leiden und Amsterdam und wurde 1667 zum Dr. med. promoviert. 1675 veröffenltichte er seine Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte der Insekten. Er erkannte, dass die Königin das einzige fortpflanzungsfähige Weibchen des Bienenvolkes ist und stellte fest, dass die Metamorphose der Insekten nichts anderes ist als Entfaltung und Wachstum bereits vorhandener Anlagen. Weitere wichtige Studien befassen sich mit dem Lebenszyklus der Frösche und mit dem Bau der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen."The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker ... The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ..." (Singer). The scarce original edition with Latin and Dutch text printed in double columns. "Despite a scientific career that lasted only a dozen years, Swammerdam was one of the oustanding comparative anatomists of the seventeenth century. His most remarkable work was in the field of insect anatomy, which he undertook in order to disprove still-current Aristotelian notions (which he opposed upon religious grounds) that insects lack internal anatomy, develop by metamorphosis (sudden and complete transformation) and arise from spontaneous generation. By refining his techniques of microdissection and injection to the point where he could use them on the smallest and most delicate anatomical parts, Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult form throughout all its larval stages. These observations are 'indubitable the foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects' (Cole, p. 285). In addition Swammerdam performed valuable investigations of crustaceans, mollusks and frogs, and was the first to prove experimentally that muscles do not increase in bulk when contracted via nerve stimulation. "The 'Biblia naturae', Swammerdam's major work, was published fifty-five years after his death by Hermann Boerhave ... the fifty-three copperplates were prepared under Swammerdam's direction from his own drawings" (Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, 2037)

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