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        Bibliotheca Nicotiana; a first catalogue of books about tobacco. Collected by William Bragge.

      An extraordinary offering; the first bibliography about tobacco, a plant whose use and influence on human affairs has been vast. The rare, annotated catalog, illustrated with 2 woodcut pieces, documents William Bragge's pioneering collection of 169 books in a multitude of languages and was privately printed and not offered for sale, limited to 50 examples on British handmade paper. Consequently, many examples, including this one, aren't numbered. The specimen is complete with all preliminary leaves, including the limitation leaf, bound in the original fragile, and now worn, tobacco paper wrappers without letters. ADDITIONS: The specimen is enriched with clippings that correct or augment some descriptions, neatly mounted for a later owner next to catalog entries. Also mounted, on the front endpaper, are 5 clippings related to the 1880 expanded second edition and an early bookseller description. EDITION NOTE: with limitation leaf stating, "no. of 50 copies", this example unnumbered, catalog descriptions in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, each description in the language of the book cataloged. AVAILABILITY: Rare. A worldwide search finds 22 institutional holdings, almost exclusively at major research libraries, Yale, Harvard, the New York Public Library, Cambridge University, Princeton, McGill, Duke, etc. In view of the publishing date and fragile format, several examples have likely been destroyed. The last reported auction sale was in 2004 at Christie's where the book was the featured work in a collection of books on tobacco that sold for 6,573 British pounds. PROVENANCE: formerly in the noted historical collection of Robert Lang of Rye, New York. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: some top-edge and fore-edge soiling: bumped head of gutter continues through: pages 29-30 with 2 fore-edge tears. Wrappers: all-around wear with stains, soiling, fingering, and abrasions, the upper side's bottom corner chipped with some loss and turned up. Binding: is substantially weakened because the paper wrapper at the head of spine has substantial loss: book needs to be handled with care. SIZE: 213 x 173 mm (8.4 x 6.8 inches), as issued. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, (4) leaves, preliminaries including limitation statement on first sheet, preface, and title page + 46 pages, illustrated with a beginning headpiece and ending tailpiece. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        The Turner Gallery a series of engravings from the works of Turner. The descriptive text by W. Cosmo Monkouse

      New York: Appleton & Co., 1880. 2 volumes, folio. (14 1/4 x 10 inches). Titles printed in red and black. 2 steel-engraved frontispieces, 1 additional title and 118 plates after Turner. Publisher's green morocco, blocked in gilt, g.e. (light scuffing to spines). Nice copy of a standard work.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        LONDON (CENTRAL SHEET). [Bloomsbury, Pentonville, Covent Garden, City]

      London: Bacon's Library Map of London and Suburbs. G W Bacon & Co., c. 1880. Sheet 5. Steel engraving. Original colour. Good condition, some old repairs to reverse of centrefold, but no loss. Mounted size 81 x 64cm. Size: 63 x 45 cm. (25 x 17½ inches). Sheet 5 of Bacon's 16 part map of London showing railways, tramways, and omnibus routes as well as parks, enclosures and cemeteries. Index in right hand margin to remaining sheets. Scale 9 inches to 1 mile.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        History of the Zulu War.

      1880 - SABIB IV, p.794.Uncommon. Wilmot was born in Scotland and studied law at Edinburgh and Glasgow. He emigrated to the Cape in 1853 at the age of seventeen and entered the Civil Service, retiring in 1886 as Civil Commissioner. He did much work for the Catholic Church in South Africa for which he was made a Papal Count.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA ILAB BA]
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        The Gods and Other Lectures (Ingersoll's Lectures: The Gods; Humboldt; Thomas Paine; Individuality; and Heretics and Heresies)

      C. P. Farrell, Publisher. Hardcover. 1880. 27th Edition. C. P. Farrell, Publisher., 253 pages +tribute to his brother & ads. 1 lb 4 oz. ( Blue Hardcover with Black stamped Decorative design front/back covers and gilt lettering front cover, spine, and..Gilt Lettering back cover stating "This is the one, correct and authorized edition of these lectures (Signed) R. G. Ingersoll"-no dust jacket) Good Condition. edge-wear top/ bottom spine and corners, front/back hinges cracked, light occasional foxing, Text is otherwise Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! The Gods and Other Lectures (Ingersoll's Lectures: The Gods; Humboldt; Thomas Paine; Individuality; and Heretics and Heresies) by Robert G. Ingersoll, The Most Famous Agnostic of His Time! Biblio . Good. 1880. 27th C. P. Farrell Printing Edition.

      [Bookseller: Jemi Books]
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        The New Gallery of British Art, Containing One Hundred and Twenty-one Engravings on Steel, From the Works of Distinguished British Painters, In Two Volumes

      Appleton. Hardcover. New York, 1880s (nd). Complete two volume set. Folios, leather with gilt decorative titles. A very nice complete set with all illustrations present in excellent condition. Scuffing to leather bindings, interior cloth split on the front hinge of Vol. 1 but still attached. Contents excellent with the occasional spot or marginal tear to pages (none to plates). Beautiful steel engravings from a wide range of Nineteenth Century British artists. . Very Good. 1880.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The New Gallery of British Art ( 2 TOMES in 4 Volumes )

      D. Appleton & Company, 1880. Publishing date is end of XIXe Century (ca 1880). The New Gallery of British Art Containing One Hundred and Twenty-One Engravings on Steel, from the Works of Distinguished British Painters. This 2-Tome set has been bound in 4 volumes.; Large cloth hardcover books with some rubbing, staining and scratches on spines, boards, sides and corners. All edges gilt. The books are solid and the interior is fresh and crisp with no foxing. A nice set in good condition. (This overweight item weighing 9.3 kg may require additional postage depending on destination and type of shipping chosen. You can contact the seller for a precise shipping quote.) . Hard Cover. Good. Elephant Folio.

      [Bookseller: Librairie la bonne occasion]
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        Digging for Gold

      Australia,: 1880 after sketches of, 1854.. Oil painting, signed and dated; 950 x 560 mm, framed in cedar. A splendid goldfields painting. Surprisingly few paintings of the gold rushes survive - conditions on the diggings did not encourage the few artists there to carry the materials for academic painting. The visual record of the goldfields are almost exclusively confined to more portable drawings and watercolours, or to scenes printed by city publishers from sketched originals. In this instance the artist has produced a major oil painting from sketches made at the diggings. 'Digging for gold was executed in 1880...in this painting the artists's interest in pictorial accuracy has been supplanted by a literal interpretation. Stocqueler revisits the goldfields with analytical intent, and the significance of landscape and environment further overshadows that of the individual. This panoramic depiction...enables the viewer to witness the profound changes mining brought to the environment' (Karen Quinlan Gold and Civilization page 67).Edwin Stocqueler, who was born in India, emigrated to Australia from England in the early 1850s. He was presumably lured to Victoria by the goldfields, but soon established himself as an artist, having apparently studied drawing in London. During much of the 1850s, he seems to have worked on dioramas - the nineteenth century equivalent of newsreels. According to the Bendigo Advertiser of 1 August, 1857, "Mr. Stocqueler is deserving of a rich reward for the perseverance and determination with which he has surmounted innumerable difficulties... [his diorama] reflects great credit on Mr. Stocqueler as an artist, and we trust he will meet with the patronage he merits".Although few of his paintings have survived, Stocqueler's paintings provide quite specific details of the Australian goldfields. He is later recorded as working in America and South Africa.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        MICHIGAN INFANTRY TACTICS, for Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers, Derived from Laws and Regulations Practiced in the Army of the United States and Michigan Militia, Being a Handbook for the Rank and File of the Militia, Showing What are the Rights and Duties, How to Obtain the Former and Perform the Latter and Thereby Enabling Them to Seek Promotion and Distinction in the Service

      Detroit:: Published by the Detroit Engraving Company,. 1880.. 5-5/8" x 3-3/4". 1st edition. [2], 156, [6] pp.. Flexible plain brown cloth binding with blue paper eps.. General binding wear, with front hinge paper split. Period. presentation inscription ["Presented to Cpl / R H Knapp / by / W J. Hayward / Lieut Col Commdg / Atlanta Battalion / Atlanta / Ga / Jany. 17, 1881"] to front eps. Copyright stamp to t.p. A VG copy.. Very rare Michigan imprint on the subject of military tactics, with OCLC recording no institutional holdings of this first edition. The NUC records just the LoC copy. . 4 folding plates, with multiple cuts to each, at rear.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Brownlow Carriage Manufactory, Grantham [.] and Sheffield.

      London, W. S. Johnson, c. 1880. - Oblong 8vo. Frontispiece (coloured lithograph view of the Carriage Works, Grantham), 40 attractive individual colour lithographs. Tissue guards. Original blue cloth; title stamped in gilt on upper cover. All edges gilt. Lithographs show carts, broughams, dress coaches, landaus, private omnibuses, wagonettes, shooting carts, hound vans, phaetons, dog and pony carts, etc. Title page provides a lengthly description of the works undertaken, with assurances of quality and affordability. - Slightly brownstained, flecked, and rubbed. Rare; COPAC locates a single copy (University of York Libraries; Grantham library holds another copy). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        Studies in Deductive Logic

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A manual on logic for students by William Stanley Jevons (1 September 1835- 13 August 1882) who was a British economist and logician. First edition. Jevon'sStudies in Deductive Logic, consisting mainly of exercises and problems for the use of students, was published in 1880. His strength lay in his power as an original thinker rather than as a critic; and he will be remembered by his constructive work as logician, economist and statistician. With a bookseller's label to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, with slight bumping and wear to extremities and very slight marks to front board. Front hinge strained, rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright but with slight marginal age toning with the very occasional spotand handling mark to pages. With a bookplate to front pastedown that has some loss and an ink inscription over the previous owner's name on plate. With a closed tear to front free endpaper. With an ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        [two lines in Hebrew, then] Liber psalmorum. Textum masoreticum acuratissime expressit ... notis criticis confirmavit S. Baer. Praefatus est edendi operis adjutor Franciscus Delitzsch

      Lipsiae: Ex officina Bernhardi Tauchnitz, 1880. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.8"). [1] f., 82 pp.; manuscript notes bound in. This "textum masoreticum" book of psalms, i.e., the traditional Hebrew text, was edited by masoretic scholar Seligman Baer (1825–97) and theologian Franz Delitzsch (1813–90) as part of their Masoretic Bible series, published by Tauchnitz between 1869 and 1895. A truly => unique copy, this particular volume is thickly interleaved with variously sized sheets and tabs containing the fastidious manuscript notes of published author => Walter Robert Betteridge, D.D. (1863–1916), a notable faculty member in the Old Testament Department of the Rochester Theological Seminary who swathed page after page in minute inked marginalia, and added yet more bulk with clippings from related texts — annotated, of course. Among the doctor's publications was an article on "The Accuracy of the Authorized Version of the Old Testament" (1911), including the Hebrew psalms. Provenance: Donated by Mrs. Betteridge to the seminary library, with institutional bookplate noting this on rear pastedown. Recent black moiré silk, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Ex-library with bookplate on rear pastedown as above, pressure-stamp on title-page, call number in lower margin of second leaf; paper brittle, dust- or sometimes soot-soiled(?) at edges, and prone to chipping. Replete with scholia, this is => a stunning testament to one scholar's study of the O.T.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death. Continued by a Narrative of His Last Moments and Sufferings, Obtained from His Faithful Servants Chuma and Susi

      London: John Murray 1880, re-issued. () [xx] 360, [vii] 346 +2pp catalogue at rear. Near fine. 2 vols. Quarto. Publisher's olive green cloth; black rules to boards of both. Spine title in gilt; minor shelf wear to crown and foot, both vols.; corners slightly rubbed. Illustrated frontis with tissue guard in both; volume 1 with portrait, volume 2 with lithographed engraving. 19 plates from engravings throughout volumes, B / W etchings in texts. Volume 1 with map in rear pocket, somewhat browned; volume 2 with rear folding map. Some small fox marks to text interiors, overall exceptionally clean and bright set. Called "the greatest explorer of Africa"(Sykes 220), David Livingstone's legacy lives on in both the colonial and tribal histories of the continent. His exploits in South and Central Africa inspired a generation of explorers, missionaries and adventurers to travels into the "Dark Continent". Here, an extremely scarce re-print of his last journals, kept until his death from malaria and complications from dysentry..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        HUMOROUS ALBUM OF INDELICATE LADIES

      18. Very Good. [PAINTING ALBUM] TOSHINDO, artist. [A HUMOROUS ALBUM OF INDELICATE LADIES, c. 1880] 22 x 13.8 cm, Orihon folding album in raw silk covered boards. Shibata Toshindo was married into the Shibata family, her original family name was Niwa and birthplace Nagoya. The brother of one artist and married to another, she became a student of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and developed her skills as a painter of beautiful women. In this album she has turned her brush to a more humorous angle. In a series of 12 double page paintings she has recast the traditional "farting scroll" genre to the feminine side. Feats of strength, wrestling, games, even the ultimate farting contest, performed by robed and (hopefully) perfumed ladies. Fun and obviously irreverent. In very good condition. Quite skillful with a sure line.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Dairy Farming Being the Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying

      London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.. F/NONE. ca. 1880. Hardcover. I simply don't have any faults to tell about on this book; it is in fine, lovely, unworn condition with no handwriting in it, straight, clean and tight, with no soiling and no wear to binding or plates. Gorgeous fine binding with Art Nouveau-type binding with half red leather with 5 raised spine bands and gilt printing and decorations on spine, marbled boards, and all page edges gilt. 25 fascinating delicately and beautifully colored full page chromolithographic plates plus B&W text illustrations. Includes a double page color map: 'Dairy Farming in America - Copied from the 9th U.S. Census' measuring approximate ly 10-1/2" x 16" (in color, and fine condition). Presumed 1st edition (copyright page blank and undated but ca. early 1880s). 10-7/8" tall x 8-3/4" wide x 2" thick (quite heavy). Called for errata sheet bound in. 570 pages including Index, plus 4 pages (2 double-sided sheets) of ads. One plate is listed as being at page 551 and is actually bound in at 556. Laid in is a contemporary to the book newsletter printed on blue paper, 4 pages (large sheet folded once, printed both sides, entitled 'Land', which is an ad for 'A Journal for all interested in Landed and House Property', on the front page, an ad for 'The Livestock Journal and Fancier's Gazette' on the last page, and lists books published by this publisher on the middle two pages. It was not until the late 1800s that cattle breeds were developed specifically for dairy purposes. This book was an effort in the late 19th century to encourage local dairying by teaching the methods needed for raising dairy cattle and producing milk, butter and cheese, and doing so in a safe-for-consumption and standardized manner, instead of importing too much product. Also, in an effort to improve the quality of American dairy products and to make them more acceptable abroad, the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Division of Agrostology and the Dairy Division in 1895, and used some of the information first made available in this book, including the effects of forage grasses on the flavor, odor, and quality of milk and milk products. The watercolor drawing on the left depicts different types of pasture grasses.; Color Illustrations; 10-7/8" x 8-3/4"; 570 incl. Index pages .

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        La galerie des femmes. Collection incomplète de huit tableaux recueillis par un amateur. Hambourg 1799.

      sans date vers 1880, Sans lieu, - 207pages, 8 gravures et 1 portrait, relié toile sous emboîtage, les gravures sont insérées dans l?emboîtage, reliure moderne.Tirage à 300 exemplaires.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        The History of the Crusades

      George Barrie, Philadelphia, 1880. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Gustave Doré. Library stamps, bookplates and notes to endpapers and stamp to title, but unmarked otherwise. In half decorative red morocco, skillfully rebacked, worn at corners. Modest rubbing to bindings which are quite tight and sound. With 100 engravings by Doré. One small repaired tear to a text page, a few finger smudges, otherwise bright and clean internally. Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Illustrator: Gustave Doré. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Art & Design. Inventory No: 042307. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        EARLIEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF HULA

      Album of 52 photographs of Hawaii. 1880s. - (HAWAII.) Eduard Arning, J. J. Williams, et al. Album of 52 photographs of Hawaii. 1880s. 52 albumen photographs (approx. 9 x 6 in.), mounted. Manuscript captions in German. Contemporary black sheep tooled in gilt. Minor wear, occasional foxing & browning to mounts. A few photographs slightly faded, but most in very good condition. This is an excellent collection of photographs of Hawaiian scenery, architecture, people, and culture. A highlight is the series of photographs of hula being performed at Iolani Palace at a celebration of King Kalakaua's birthday, on Nov 16, 1885. Kalakaua actively promoted the preservation of hula, declaring, "Hula is the language of the heart and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people." The hula photographs are by the German scientist Eduard Arning, who studied leprosy in Hawaii between 1883 and 1886 and took a series of landmark photographs of Hawaii. These are the earliest photographs of hula performance taken outside the studio. The album also includes beautiful views of the natural wonders of Hawaii, its people, and its architecture, both traditional and modern. The collection opens with a composite photograph of portraits of the royal family. Landmark buildings in Honolulu include Iolani Palace (built in 1882); Ali'iolani Hale, the first major government building constructed by the Hawaiian monarchy (1874); Keoua Hale, the palace of Princess Ruth (1883); the mansion and a store of Frederick August Schaefer (d. 1920), a major sugar industrialist in Hawaii; and Queen's Hospital and its wonderful garden. This excellent visual record of 19th-century Hawaiian history and culture also includes important views of Hilo Bay, Wailuku town of Maui Island, Molokai (the famed leper colony in Kalaupapa), and outstanding panoramas of Hanalei River and Hanapepe Falls in Kauai, Honolulu harbor and Diamond Head. The final image shows the memorial at the site of Captain Cook's death. Most of these photographs are by J. J. Williams, the prominent Honolulu photographer. A full inventory is available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ROYAL GORGE (GRAND CANON OF THE ARKANSAS.) DENVER AND RIO GRANDE RAILWAY --- THE SCENIC LINE OF AMERICA [manuscript caption title]

      Denver. [circa 1880].. Mammoth-plate albumen photograph, 22 x 17 1/4 inches. Jackson's name printed on the mat. Light discoloration in the sky in the upper center portion of the image. Near fine. Matted, glazed, and framed, with calligraphic manuscript title below the photograph. Contemporary wooden frame with the initials of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway engraved in the bottom panel of the frame. A beautiful mammoth-plate albumen photograph by William H. Jackson of the Royal Gorge in central Colorado. Jagged cliffs rise steeply into the sky and the track of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway comes toward us from the distance, running along the Arkansas River. Jackson used a slight time exposure in taking this image, giving the river a very fluid quality. The photograph is in a contemporary presentation frame, inscribed with the initials of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. This photograph was taken during Jackson's Denver era when he did extensive work for the railroads of Colorado and was given his own personal railroad car from which he based his photographic excursions and operations. This photograph is an example of the work Jackson did for the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. Jackson (1843-1942) began his career in photography in 1858, working as a retouching artist in a studio in Troy, New York. In the 1860s, after serving briefly in the Union Army, he worked at several studios in Vermont before moving to Omaha, Nebraska in 1867, where he established his own studio. He worked on an extensive series of views for the Union Pacific Railroad, which earned him enough notice to be recruited by Ferdinand Hayden for the U.S. Geological Survey team. With the Survey, Jackson explored and photographed vast areas of the West, including Yellowstone and parts of Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. In 1879, his work with the Survey at an end, he set up a commercial photography studio in Denver, marketing landscape photographs of the West. Jackson stayed in Denver until 1898, when he moved to Detroit. A lovely image by William Jackson of this Colorado scene.

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        Sumatra - Nineteenth Century Sumatra Photograph Album with Many Batak Images

      62 albumen reduced photographs, each captioned in German, and laid down, one to a page, on to the card leaves of this album. The photographs measure 11.5 x 15cm - a few a little smaller or larger, reduced size. The condition of the photographs vary from very good strong dark tones to some that are quite faded. The tissue guards are torn with loss and occasionally foxed, card leaves are evenly browned. The quarter leather binding is considerably damaged with loss to leather on spine and stitching is weak with most gatherings loosening but all leaves appear to be present. A title label on the upper cover is titled in ink "Album ? Sumatra II Deli 1880". The album measures measures 17 x 21 cm. A preliminary leaf bears the ownership inscription of Ing. Speisel and is dated "Tebing-Tingi, Sumatra. 19. Februar 1886." The inscription infers that he took the photographs between 1884 and 1886 himself however it is clear from investigation that these photographs were actually taken by Kristen Feilberg (1839–1919) who was an early Danish photographer. Feilberg was very active in Southeast Asia in the second half of the 19th century. His sister had already moved to Singapore and in 1862 he joined her. Within two years of his arrival he had joined the photographic company Sachtler & Co and within in a short time the company opened a branch in Penang. During the time he lived in Southeast Asia he took part in expeditions to Sumatra and Penang. His photographs were exhibited in 1867 at the Paris World Exposition and just three years later, in 1870, he took part in an exhibition to the Batak region of Sumatra with Dutch explorer C. de Haan and took a large number of images at that time. The 62 images are all very interesting, featuring people .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta

      Sydney:. ca. 1880.. Albumen photograph in 5 panels, each measuring approx. 8 x 5 1/4", totaling 39". Going from left to right, these are captioned Neutral Bay, Milson's Point, Lavender Bay, Panorama of Sydney & Harbour, Darling Harbour, Berry's Bay & Parramatta River. All have the notation of the photographer, "J.P." on the print. The vantage point is near or possibly on Holtermann's Tower. & & Paine started working as a photographer in 1869 in Tamworth, NSW, and moved to Sydney on his marriage to Mary Baker in 1874. In 1875, his work was praised in the Sydney Morning Herald; he exhibited photographs at the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879, winning a silver medal of the 1st degree of merit; he exhibited at the International Colonial & Industrial Exhibition, Amsterdam, 1883; he was in New Guinea with the Australian Squadron in 1884; he exhibited International Exhibition Calcutta in 1885, winning a silver medal with 1st class certificate with his harbour photographs praised; he exhibited at the Colonial & Indian Exhibition, London in 1886.& & [Extract from "John Paine landscape photographs, c. 1880", Catherine Snowden, Alison Lea & Christa Ludlow. [Sydney] : Historic Photograph Collection of Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, 1984].& & An uncommon Sydney panorama; although the individual views are recorded, we could not locate a copy of the panorama on Trove in either the National Library or the State Library of New South Wales. Archivally restored, with a small tear repaired and one border with a slightly wavy edge, backed on acid free paper. Bright impressions.

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        SOME DRAWINGS OF ANCIENT EMBROIDERY

      Henry Sotheran & Co., London 1880 - Contains 30 examples in color of church needlework by Mrs. Barber who passed away before the book was published but was completed and published by her friend W. Butterfield. Most of these works are are inaccessible to the general public and are housed within churches and museums. Bound in an elaborately gilt decorated olive cloth, spine gilt, all edges gilt, tissue guards present.near fine with just a hint of wear to spine tips and light occassional spotting to text leaves. Very nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAYTIME AND PLAYTIME

      London: Raphael Tuck & Sons. 1880. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards. Hinge loose, brown spotting throughout. No date circa 1880's. .

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        SMITH’S TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, Containing all the Most Recent Discoveries

      London: C. Smith and Son, Circa 1880. A scarce and very handsome 12 inch globe. printed in multiple colours, this richly detailed globe, shows all the continents & countries as they were at the time and also indicates all the major ocean currents, connecting currents and the Antarctic & South East Trade Wind Drifts. Also with an analemma showing the declination of the sun for every day of the year and the Equation of Time. Total height approx. 19 and a half inches, on its original stand of a turned mahogany column with a trefoil base resting on bun feet, with a graduated brass meridian marked out in degrees of longitude. The globe is made of 12 hand-coloured copper engraved gores on solid core. Very well preserved, uncommonly such. The glove bright and fresh, the original stand in excellent condition as well. An uncommonly handsome and well preserved example of a scarce Charles Smith Globe. Charles Smith was a noted Stationer, map and globe-seller in London from about 1800. Between 1827 and 1852 the business was carried on by Charles Smith & Son, and from 1853 onward, by William Smith. Smith and Sons produced a vast number of well engraved maps and several fine atlases. His globes and maps are very distinctive, characterized by their lucid, fine engraving and vibrant colour washes that combine to make them both extremely attractive and very informative.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      - London - Bickers and Son., 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly-bound set of the works of William Shakespeare, edited and revised by Alexander Dyce. Fourth edition. In contemporary tree calf by Southeran. With engraved portrait frontispieces to five of ten volumes. Alexander Dyce (30 June 1798 15 May 1869) was a Scottish dramatic editor and literary historian. In 1857 his edition of Shakespeare was published by Moxon; and the second edition was issued by Chapman & Hall in 1866. He also published Remarks on Collier's and Knight's Editions of Shakespeare (1844); A Few Notes on Shakespeare (1853); and Strictures on Collier's new Edition of Shakespeare (1859), a contribution to the Collier controversy, which ended a long friendship between the two scholarsBy the time of his death, Dyce had collected a valuable library, containing many rare Elizabethan books, and this collection was left to the South Kensington Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum). His wide reading in Elizabethan literature enabled him to explain much that was formerly obscure in Shakespeare. While preserving all that was valuable in former editions, Dyce added much fresh matter. His Glossary, a large volume of 500 pages, was the most exhaustive that had appeared. Complete in ten volumes. Condition: In tree calf bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with one board detached, and some slight rubbing to the other joints. One other joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, aside from the odd spot and some offsetting to the title pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED despite detached board which could be fixed for a reasonable sum. Would then be a fine set..

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        The Duke's Children 3 Volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1880. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes in the original cloth. This book was never reprinted in its original triple decker form (Sadleir). It is the last book of Trollope';s wonderful Palliser series. The six volumes of the series follow the lives of Plantagenet Palliser, later the Duke of Omnium, and his wife, Lady Glencora. She is one of Trollope';s most memorable characters, full of life and personality. The book is bound in dark blue-green cloth with block design on front cover, and spine with gilt title, author, and publisher. The bindings are in very good condition with slight bumping to boards and spine edges. The bookplate of the noted book collector and Grolier Club member, Charles Auchincloss, is affixed to the front pastedown of each volume. The bookplates cover some light pencil markings. The interior pages are quite clean with the usual aging to the page margins. In Volume I the front hinge is cracked, although the binding is otherwise tight. Volumes II and III are tender but holding. Volume I: 320 pages; Volume II: 327 pages; Volume III: 312 pages plus 24 pages of ads. LIT/052109 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

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        Bridgeman's New Rail Road & Township Map of New York

      New York: E. C. Bridgeman, [1880]. Wall map, 69½ x 64 inches, full period colour. Expertly repaired, backed on linen, contemporary rollers, trimmed in modern blue cloth. Minute creasing. Overall very good. Scarce. An attractive map of New York state, featuring seven insets--a population table, a map of Manhattan, a map of Long Island, a list of principal cities and towns, a breakdown of congressional districts, a map of upper Manhattan and the Bronx, and a map of the United States. All of Lake Ontario is shown, as is the state's northwestern Canadian boundary. A nice view of the state as a whole, with particular focus on the state's most important regions. Not on OCLC. Phillips, America, p.517.

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        Doctor Thorne [Rare Yellowback]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1880. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Rare Fine copy of the quite scarce yellowback edition, in the Publisher's original decorated boards, with only some slight rubbing. The novel centers on young Frank Gresham, heir to the remnants of a once-fine English Estate and once-fine fortune that his father had wasted under the influence of Frank's aristocratic mother, and on the young Mary Thorne whose origins and history are known only to her uncle, the good Doctor Thorne. Of this novel, Hugh Walpole stated "There are fire-and-thunder Trollopians who will die for DOCTOR THORNE. By not a few it is considered the best Trollope of them all." The first two editions of the book (each published in the three-volume format) were printed in surprisingly small numbers, with both editions together numbering to about 1,000 copies, and we rarely see even the third or the fourth edition in original cloth. While a large number of yellowback copies of Doctor Thorne likely were printed, surviving copies are quite scarce, copies in their original bindings are scarcer still, and copies in their original bindings in a condition as nice as is this copy are absolute hen's teeth. This issue would have been sold at the Railway stalls for passengers to read while traveling and was not intended to be the sort of copy that the buyer would keep in the manner he or she might keep a first edition Trollope. The yellowback books were, in essence, the paperback books of Trollope's day and were generally too fragile to last to the present day. Furthermore, this ninth edition was the only yellowback edition of Doctor Thorne seen by Sadleir. Given Sadleir's diligent search for Trollope's works, his having seen only this ninth edition in the yellowback format argues strongly copies in this fragile format are quite scarce. An absolutely remarkable copy of an extraordinarily difficult-to-find early edition of Doctor Thorne. RARE INDEED.

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        The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (One of Frank Lloyd Wright's Childhood Books Inscribed to Him By His Aunt and Uncle)

      NY: Putnam. Very Good. 1880. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good condition octavo in original binding. Inscribed by Frank Lloyd Wright's aunt and uncle to him for Christmas 1881. One FLW specialist referred to this as the earliest FLW associated item one could own. Colored cut-out of a leaf affixed to the free end paper. Housed in a beautiful custom made clamshell of leather and marbled covered boards. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        Philipsí New Series of Travelling Maps

      London & Liverpool,: George Philip & Son, circa, 1880.. Folding map measuring 690 x 570 mm., printed in colour on original linen backing, 16 pp. index; quite fine in original blue cloth case lettered in black and gilt, a few spots. Large and handsome map of Queensland from the uniform series of traveller's maps issued by George Philip & Son. In addition to rich topographic detail, land divisions, rivers and goldfields, the map details principal features of the Great Barrier Reef, indicating the ribbon reefs stretching to the north of Port Douglas and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.The map was issued by the London based cartographic publisher George Philip, one of the most prosperous and energetic mapmakers of nineteenth-century England. Philip was born into a devout Calvinist family and two of his brothers went on to become preachers. Although a successful businessman his philanthropic background gave Philip a strong motivation to printing educational and instructional material at prices accessible to working folk. This is reflected in his range of maps for emigrants to Australia and New Zealand, and his decision to publish an atlas for Australian schoolchildren in 1865. Significantly, Philips was also an innovator in the use of colour lithography for the production of commercial maps.The map was prepared for publication by William Shawe, a fellow of the Royal Society noted by Tooley for his cartography of Africa. Shawe also prepared the Western Australia map published by Philips in the uniform traveller's maps series.

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        Annales de la Société Scientifique du Bruxelles. Quatrième à dix-neuvième année. 1879 - 1880 à 1894 - 1895.

      F. Hayez, Imprimeur de l?Académie Royale de Belgique 1880 - 1895, Bruxelles, - Cachet de bibliothèque. Titre, fleurons, filets et année de parution dorés au dos à faux nerfs. Plats et pages de garde en papier marbré. Bel exemplaire. Belle reliure de l'époque.

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        India, Ceylon and Burma: an album containing 41 albumen prints (197 x 270mm et infra) mounted onto album Leaves

      1880 John Edward Saché (active 1865-1882), John P. Nicholas & Co., Madras, and Charles Scowen (active 1876-1899), photographers. // India, Ceylon and Burma: an album containing 41 albumen prints (197 x 270mm et infra) mounted onto album leaves, with five loosely inserted photographs of Ceylon (three signed? 'Scowen' on the reverse) and one panoramic view of the Sphinx and pyramids, Egypt, the Indian subjects including views of the Taj Maha, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, the Purana Qila and Qutb Minar, Delhi, the tomb of the emperor Akbar, Sikandra, Burmese subjects including portraits of Burmese sitters, a Rangoon street scene, Burmese landscapes and studies of Burmese temples and pagodas,three of the Indian photographs signed 'Sache' in the negatives. 4° (320 x 247mm). Contemporary Indian flexible roan gilt, covers with borders of double gilt fillets and fleuron cornerpieces, fitted into a carved wooden binding of a curved spine attached with brass piano hinges to wooden boards, spine and inner and outer faces of boards elaborately carved with dense floral and foliate motifs, gilt edges. Photos available upon request.

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        FACTS ABOUT PORT AND MADEIRA, with Notices of the Wines Vintaged around Lisbon, and the Wines of Tenerife

      London, Ward, Lock, and Co., 1880.. FIRST EDITION 1880, 8vo, 180 x 120 mm, 7 x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece and 39 engraved plates, plus 60 mostly half page illustrations in the text chiefly from sketches by Ernest A. Vizetelly, pages: (xii), 13-211, 11 pages of adverts at front and 14 at rear including endpapers, bound in publisher's dark blue fine ribbed, black decorated cloth, bevelled edges to covers, gilt illustration and lettering to upper cover, gilt decoration and lettering to spine. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, tiny blind stamp in top corner of title page, very small stain on page 211, no loss of legibility (probably printer's error), otherwise a near Fine clean tight copy. The author was Wine Juror for Great Britain at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 and in 1877 he visited Portugal, Madeira and Tenerife. In this work he also describes wines from the vicinity of Lisbon. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 291, G40300: The author "sets out the history (of port) and the way in which it was made and provides vivid descriptions of the region and the people". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le Cerveau

      Paris - Berger-Levrault et Cie and J. B. Bailliere et Fils, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce work on the anatomy of the brain. First edition. In French. Illustrated with seventeen plates showing different areas of the brain, many of them in colour. Condition: Expertly rebound in a quarter vellum binding with marbled paper covered boards. The original paper front wrap has been bound in and repaired. Externally, smart with very slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright with just some light scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Boston:: Thayer and Eldridge; Richard Worthington pirated edition, 1880?,. [Abt. 1880?].. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. A Worthington piracy of the1860 third edition variant of Leaves of Grass, with the frontispiece portrait of Whitman (an engraving by Stephen Alonzo Schoff from an oil painting portrait by Charles Hine). Dated on the title page of the third edition (“Year 85 of the States”). & & The poems are arranged in 7 "clusters": Chants Democratic and Native American, with an introductory poem "Apostrophe"; Leaves of Grass; Enfans d'Adam; Calamus; Messenger Leaves; Thoughts; Says; Debris; and 26 individual poems including Walt Whitman, A Word Out of the Sea (later titled Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking). The volume commences with Proto-Leaf, which was later called "Starting from Paumanok". According to the Walt Whitman archive, this is the edition in which Whitman introduced clusters celebrating homosexual love: ""Enfans d'Adam," which would become "Children of Adam," and "Calamus," the controversial clusters celebrating heterosexual and homosexual love" 8vo, iv, 456pp. Maroon textured gilt cloth, beveled edges, blind stamped with a butterfly and the author's name on the spine; and the title and a design on the front and back boards. Spine tips expertly restored. According to BAL 21397, the copies lacking the printer's and stereotyper's imprints (as in this copy) on the copyright page were probably published after 1879.

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        REMARKS OF PRESIDENT HAYES, AT THE CELEBRATION OF GENERAL GARFIELD'S ELECTION, CLEVELAND, OHIO, NOVEMBER 4, 1880

      n.p., [1880]. First Edition. Wraps. Slightly sunned at the top edge, otherwise Fine. Printed wraps; 4 pages, the last blank. SIGNED on the top margin of the front page "With Compliments/R. B. Hayes" by the President. Prints Hayes's speech celebrating the election of James Garfield to succeed him as President. "You all remember how four years ago the business of the country for weeks and months was interrupted and almost suspended by the doubts in regard to the result of the election. Possibly the weakest point in our system is that our Constitution does not adequately provide for the ascertainment and determination of the result of a Presidential election when it is close and doubtful and disputed...." Don't we know it. A prefatory paragraph explains that "Immediately after the demonstration in the Public Square had come to a close, the torchlight companies and hundreds of citizens marched to the Kennard House and tendered a serenade to President Hayes. Bank Street filled with people and music. At 11.15 o'clock several prominent Republicans appeared on the balcony accompanied by the President..." Hayes then went on to sing the praises of his successor, whom he describes as: "A man of broad, liberal, and generous views, he will look over this whole country. Every section of it will be fairly and justly dealt with. He will say to the mistaken men of the South, 'You are to be treated precisely as the citizens of my own State are to be treated. [Applause.] All that we ask of you is that you shall faithfully obey the Constitution....'

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        Les Plantes a Feuillage Colore Histoire Description Culture Emploi

      J. Rothchild 1880 - 2 Volumes bound in one. Vol. 1. 128pp. Vol.2 128pp. 119 plates of 120. Lacks plt 3 Dracaena ferrea versicolor. Some staining on lower margins, no impact on text or plates. Rebacked. Tree calf boards. Gilt title. Decorative gilt rule edges of cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lord Stanley engraving Sir Frederick Arthur, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby (Lord Stanley of Preston) (1841-1908)

      TRULY RARE. WE CAN FIND NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS ENGRAVING. No date but probably circa 1880 when he would be about 39 years old.  [Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby]."Lord Stanley"  engraving London published by Morris & Co. 392 Strand W.C.  Drawn by C.W. Walton. Paper size is 17 1/2"" x 23 5/8". Plate mark size is 10 1/2" x 13". Image size is 5" x 7".Signature Imprint:  Lord Stanley ( [facsimile signature] ) Stanley family motto, "Sans Changer" or without changing. Printed image of Lord Stanley with different toned white background is mounted on a larger heavier white sheet with black imprinting. Overall engraving as been washed and cleaned and some minor paper repairs made to top left corner and bottom left corner with only a couple of minor darker marks remaining. Engraved printed image of Stanley is very nice. Overall condition is very good now. In 1892, this Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby gave  a treasured national icon ? the Stanley Cup to symbolize hockey Championship in Canada. It is the same Stanley Cup the National Hockey League competes for each year now. He was the 6th Governor General of Canada. In 1892, this Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby gave a treasured national icon ç the Stanley Cup to symbolize hockey Championship in Canada. It is the same Stanley Cup the National Hockey League competes for each year now. He was the 6th Governor General of Canada., National Portrait Gallery, London has only one similar engraving of Lord Stanley where he is older and their different Lord Stanley engraving is printed later. , "There are 13 portrait lithographs by the artist (Walton) in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Many of the works he produced were of contemporary figures, including Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, Seventh Earl Cowper (1834 -1905), who became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Charlotte Anne Montagu-Douglas-Scott (née Thynne), Duchess of Buccleuch (1811-1895), who served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria. Some of Walton's portraits were used to illustrate books. It seems that many of his earlier works were published by the firm of Morris & Co., 392 Strand, but he later published his own works from 103, Shaftesbury Avenue. Interestingly, a lithograph by Walton of Philip William Skynner Miles in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery was published by 'Morris, Walton & Co', so it seems he may have briefly been in partnership with Morris & Co." quoted from Philippa Martin, Curator, Information and Research (Historical) UK Government Art Collection

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        THE GRANDISSIMES. A STORY OF CREOLE LIFE

      Scribner New York: Scribner, 1880. First Edition. Decorated cloth. Minor fraying to spine tips. Very Good copy with fine inscription. BAL 2331. Cable's second book and many think his most important. Arlin Turner in GEORGE W. CABLE, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A SOUTHERN HERETIC calls this book the "first 'modern' Southern novel" and "the first important work of fiction written by a Southerner" that attempts "to deal honestly with the complexity of Southern racial experience." Certainly not light praise. This copy is INSCRIBED by Cable: "They all [sic] this book my best. No one/says which is my worst." SIGNED and dated by the author in Northampton, Mass. 1918.

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        LAS SUPERSTICIONES DE LA HUMANIDAD (2 Vols.) Ensayo histórico y comparativo trazado con la ayuda de las mitologías, las producciones literarias y las doctrinas filosóficas de los pueblos más famosos, comprendiendo los oráculos, las sibilas, la agorería, el aruspicio, los sueños proféticos, los sacrificios humanos, la astrología, la magia, la nigromancia, la cábala, la demonología y demás ciencias llamadas ‘ocultas’ y un sinnúmero de leyendas y anécdotas referentes a todas épocas y lugares

      Tomo I: F. Seix, editor, Barcelona, n.d. (1880) – Tomo II: Jaime Seix , editor, Gracia, 1881. 35 x 26 cm. Folio. In Spanish. Idioma: Español. Tomo I: XXVII, (1), 856, VII (1) p. Introducción, 26 capítulos con frontispicio y 32 láminas en colores fuera de texto (en este ejemplar falta la ilustración ‘Faeton derribado por el rayo de Zeus’ p. 549). Tomo II: 1007, (1), VII, (1), II p. Primera parte: 8 capítulos, Segunda parte: 22 capítulos, epílogo, 49 láminas en colores fuera de texto. Ambos tomos incluyen Pauta para la colocación de las láminas. Obra ilustrada con magníficos cromos y grabados representando escenas históricas y mitológicas, monumentos y objetos artísticos copiados de los más auténticos originales. Some foxing, mainly on margins and verso illustrations. Some text pages darkened but sound and legible. Illustrations bright, sound and clear. Binding is hardcover. Original quarter dark red leather and dark red cloth-covered boards. Gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine. Front cover profusely decorated in gilt and black with red lettering. Rear cover decorated in black. A very good copy in near fine binding condition. Algunas manchas de óxido claras y algunas páginas oscurecidas principalmente en márgenes y bordes y al dorso de las ilustraciones, pero todas las páginas están sanas, el texto legible y las ilustraciones claras, sanas y en colores brillantes. La encuadernación original en tapa dura, en medio cuero rojo oscuro y tela roja oscura en las cubiertas. Títulos y decorados en dorado en el lomo. Profusión de decorados en dorado y negro con letras en rojo en la tapa. Contratapa decorada en negro. Muy buen ejemplar. .

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        Cassell's Popular Natural History

      London,: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, circa, 1880.. Four volumes in two, large octavo; a good copy in contemporary half green morocco. This is a beautifully, if somewhat romantically, illustrated overview of the animal kingdom, using an idiosyncratic taxonomical system. The coloured plates include Adam naming the animals, a pastoral scene overflowing with rabbits and hares and a boudoir scene redolent of angora cats. Pictures of battling animals abound, interspersed with engravings of dissected creatures and skeletons used for comparative purposes - including the head of a chimpanzee compared to the regal bust of a Greek philosopher! This "everyman encyclopedia" also includes a section on Australian animals.

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        La Province Chinoise du Yun-Nan

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, Editeur, 1879-1880. - 2 volumes in-8, XV-286 pp. + 291 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir bordeaux, illustrés de 8 gravures et d' une carte des villes touchées par la peste. Il manque la gravure du plan de la ville de Ta-Li-Fu et la carte générale du Yunnan. Ouvrage orné de 8 planches de figures accompagnant le chapitre sur les métaux et la métallurgie. Bon état général malgré quelques rousseurs. Ouvrage très important pour la connaissance du Yunnan. La première partie traite de l'itinéraire de Han-Kow à Yun-nan-Fu et comprend la description des provinces traversées et celle du Yun-nan-Fu septentrional. La deuxième partie résume l'histoire de la Province entière depuis la conquête jusqu'en 1880.

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        NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES In Their Botanical, Horticultural, And Popular Aspects

      Boston: L. Prang & Co., 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Fine. 2 Vols./No Dust Jacket. 196, 204 pages. 26.5 x 18.5 cm. Series II: Vols. 1-2. A total of 96 chromolithographs, each with tissue guard. An uncharacteristically clean and fresh set with all plates by Prang, perhaps the most prominent American printer of chromolithographs. Original front cover wrappers bound-in -- bound by Green Dragon Bindery of Shrewsbury, MA. Raised bands, spine panels gilt in floral motif, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt.

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        Vanduara

      Henry Shields and James MeikleIllustrated plate from Famous Clyde Yachts 1880-87Glasgow and London: Oatts & Runciman, 1888Chromolithograph19 ¼" x 22 ¼" framedThis beautiful and historically important series of famous 19th century yachts depict scenes from the Clyde River area in Scotland. This area near Glasgow has been a famous area for yachting for over a century. Sporting activities, such as riding, shooting, fishing and yachting were becoming more popular in England at this time with the growing middle and upper classes. At the same time the process of chromolithography had been developed, producing colored prints that have the look and feel of a watercolor. These developments led to a number of sporting portfolios being produced in England at the end of the late 19th century.This particular notable series of yachting scenes is based off of watercolors by Henry Shields. The volume was arranged and written by James Meikle, whom wished to highlight the notable yachts of Clyde. Each illustration features a yacht, and Meikle accompanies each yacht scene with a thorough description of that vessel.

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