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        History of China

      London: Wh Allen, 1881. First . Hardcover. VG+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 3 volumes: 604, 557, and 839 pp, folding map. An eminently readable and long respected work by a noted scholar, historian and someone who makes this subject enoyable to learn about. A lovely set, partially uncut, in original VG+ gilt and blindstamped cloth bindings. Some wear and chipping at the bottom of vols 1 & 2, and the spine tips of the very thick vol 3 professionally strengthened. Considering that this is partially uncut, I doubt this was ever read as the volumes are very tight and fine inside. A lovely set. Special postage: US$20.00; foreign surface insured parcel post $50.00.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        DEBATES And PROCEEDINGS Of The CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION of the State of CALIFORNIA, Convened at the City of Sacramento, Saturday, September 28, 1878.

      Sacramento: J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing. 1880 - 1881. 3 volumes ( 640; [2], 641 - 1152; [2], 1153 - 1578) Text double column. Index concludes volume 3. This second Constitutional Convention of California revised the state Constitution to include an extended Bill of Rights, imposed [certain] restrictions on the power of the legislature, and dropped Spanish as the second legal language of the state. While certainly not a popular page-turner, this set represents the will of the people, and as such, offers a wealth of data to sociological researchers investigating the mid-to-late 19th C. "Far West" milieu. The set infrequently on the commerical market, with the last set at auction in 2000. Binding - Fine. Textblock - Overall VG (paper beginning to yellow/ex-lib, with the occasional oval stamp).

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        The Common Law

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing, with "John Wilson & Son" listed as printer on verso of title page. In Near Fine condition. Spine slightly darkened, with gilt stamping dulled. Bump to bottom corners. Small ownership stamp to title page. Contents lightly toned. Lightly dust-soiled. A rather sharp copy.

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        Les quatre vents de l'esprit EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin, 1881. Fine. Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin, Paris 1881, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First edition on current paper. Binders half sheepskin fir back with four nerves purposes set with ornate golden dotted double gilt, few traces of minor friction on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, a small tear in foot of a slice, bottom corners bumped, bindings of the time. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to her maid Virginia. Few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliures en demi basane sapin, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles filets dorés, quelques petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur les dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un petit accroc en pied d'une tranche, coins inférieurs émoussés, reliures de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à sa cuisinière Virginie qui, à Guernesey, semblait assurer d'autres services au poète ainsi qu'en témoigne son carnet de l'époque: "Touché seins de Sophie, vu ceux de Constance (...) Charlotte, Cloche (...), Virginie, la Cuisinière, cloche; la femme de chambre, cloche". L'énigmatique annotation "cloche" signifierait selon Guillemin (cf. Hugo et la sexualité): "secouer la grosse cloche en branle", expression empruntée à sa pièce de théatre l'Epée. On ne sait si en 1881 l'ardeur du poète pour sa domestique était apaisée, Hugo étant réputé pour avoir poursuivi son oeuvre de séduction jusqu'à la fin de sa vie. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.  

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        HAMBURG. "Deutsche Seewarte in Hamburg. Eröffnet von Sr. Majestät dem Deutschen Kaiser, Wilhelm I. am 14. September 1881". Blick zum Gebäude der Seewarte links auf einem Hügel, rechts der Hafen mit zahllosen Segel- und Dampfschiffen, Kutschen, Pferdewagen und viele Passanten im Vordergrund.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von W. Heuer, 1881, 35 x 62 cm. Salamon S. 128, Ansicht 21. - Imposantes Panorama! Sehr breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

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        "Deutsche Seewarte in Hamburg. Eröffnet von Sr. Majestät dem Deutschen Kaiser, Wilhelm I. am 14. September 1881". Blick zum Gebäude der Seewarte links auf einem Hügel, rechts der Hafen mit zahllosen Segel- und Dampfschiffen, Kutschen, Pferdewagen und viele Passanten im Vordergrund.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von W. Heuer, 1881, 35 x 62 cm.. Salamon S. 128, Ansicht 21. - Imposantes Panorama! Sehr breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

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        La Iglesia de San Nicolás, su pasado y su presente .

      1881. Editorial Juan E. Delmas. 1881 - Imp. Delmas. Bilbao. . 1 Vol. . 94 pp.+6 fot.+plano+diploma. Folio Menor. Cartoné. Audio-visuales (Fotografía), Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Bilbao), Vasco-Navarro (Imprenta Vasco-Navarra) . Bella y rara monografía histórica de la Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bilbao, escrita por Juan E. Delmas. Ilustrada con 6 fotografías albúminas de vistas panorámicas de iglesia y su entorno, 1 plano del Bilbao Medieval, 1 litografía de la fachada de San NIcolás y un diploma cromolitografíado con letra capitular historiada con la vista de San Nicolás. Es uno de los libros más bellos editados en el siglo XIX en Bilbao y una auténtica rareza bibliográfica.

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        Dr. Wortle's School

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1881. First edition. vi,[237], [1] ; [viii], 246, [28, advertisements dated November 1880] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter blue morocco and matching cloth sides, t.e.g., bookplate of Joseph Spencer Grayson. Spines sunned, very minor loss at front edges of firts several leaves of Volume One, else fine. First edition. vi,[237], [1] ; [viii], 246, [28, advertisements dated November 1880] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. "The Rev. Mr. Peacocke became vice-president of a college in St. Louis, Missouri. While there he befriended the deserted wife of Ferdinand Lefroy and after having verified, as he thought, a report of the man's death, married the widow. Soon after Lefroy returned, made himself known to them, but immediately disappeared again. Unable to trace him, the Peacockes left St. Louis and went to England. There they obtained positions in Dr. Wortle's school where they became very popular, Mrs. Peacocke as house-mother for the smaller boys, and Mr. Peacocke as an inspiring teacher. Stimulated by Mrs. Stantiloup, a woman who had been worsted by Dr. Wortle in a suit involving school fees, rumors arose that the past of the Peacockes would not bear investigation. The Bishop interfered and Dr. Wortle made inquiry of his teacher, whose story was sympathetically received. The same day Robert Lefroy, Ferdinand's brother, appeared at the school in an attempt at blackmail, but, finding that the story he had to tell was already known, admitted that his brother had since died. To obtain proof of this statement Mr. Peacocke induced Lefroy to accompany him to San Francisco, where he located Ferdinand's grave. On his return, Dr. Wortle performed another marriage ceremony, and the gossip gradually died down. The love story of Mary Wortle and the young Lord Carstairs is incidental to the main theme." Anthony Trollope website. Sadleir 59

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        La jeune Belgique tête de collection du N°1 de Décembre 1881 au 15 Novembr EDITION ORIGINALE

      Bruxelles: La Jeune Belgique, 1881. Fine. La Jeune Belgique, Bruxelles 1881-1882, 16x25cm, relié. - Edition originale.binding half bottle green shagreen, flat spine decorated with a floral motif surrounded by a cold cold vegetable pattern, repeated all over the entire surface of the back, golden lace top and bottom, part of title bottle green shagreen, cardboard boards with fir glued title tag, guards and contreplats of havane.Contributions paper Gilkin I., G. Eekhoud Mr. Waller, C. Lemmonier, T. Hannon, younger Coquelin, G. Droz C. Fuster, G. Rodenbach, E. Verhaeren, J. Richepin spectator ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin vert bouteille, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral à froid entouré d'un motif végétal à froid, le tout répété sur toute la surface du dos, dentelles dorées en tête et en pied, pièce de titre de chagrin vert bouteille, plats de cartonnage sapin avec étiquette de titre encollée, gardes et contreplats de papier havane. Contributions de I. Gilkin, G. Eekhoud, M. Waller, C. Lemmonier, T. Hannon, Coquelin cadet, G. Droz, C. Fuster, G. Rodenbach, E. Verhaeren, J. Richepin, spectator...

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        Le bachelier EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier , 1881. Fine. Charpentier , Paris 1881, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition on current paper, mention of second edition. Binding to bradel half percaline khaki corners, flat spine, initials and dates golden tail, flat marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding signed by Paul Vié. Precious autograph dedication from the author to the influential art critic Philippe Burty. Few foxing mainly affecting the margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, mention de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline kaki à coins, dos lisse, initiales et date dorées en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée de Paul Vié. Précieux envoi autographe de l'auteur à l'influent critique d'art Philippe Burty. Rares rousseurs affectant essentiellement les marges.

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        Garfield's Words suggestive passages from The Public and Private Writings of James Abram Garfield

      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN AND CO, BOSTON 1881 - covers and spine rubbed, frontispiece BUST PORTRAIT ENGRAVING OF GARFIELD BY F. T. STOART BOSTON WITH PRINTED FACSIMILE SIGNATURE OF GARFIELD with tissue guard, gilt lettering on spine and front cover DATE PUBLISHED: 1881 EDITION: 184 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents littéraires EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1881. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1881, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition.   Binding to bradel in full red calico, smooth back with a gold floral motif, date and double net gilded tail piece as black shagreen, contemporary binding signed cold Pierson.   Signed autograph from the author to Adolphe Racot.   Some minor foxing mainly affecting the first and last all sheets.   Bookplate Adolphe Racot pasted on the back of the first flat binding.   About Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François-René de Chateaubriand, Gautier, Alexandre Dumas son ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale.  Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline rouge, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. Envoi autographe signé de Emile Zola à Adolphe Racot. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les premiers et tous derniers feuillets. Ex-libris d'Adolphe Racot encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. A propos de Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François-René de Chateaubriand, Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas fils...

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        A Pilgrimage to Nejd, The Cradle of the Arab Race

      John Murray, 1881, Decorative Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good Minus, Second EditionSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Presumed first printing of the second English edition. First edition believed to have been issued as two separate volumes. This copy is two volumes in one. 8 x 5. Deep spruce blue-green buckram binding with black-stamped decoration and lettering to the front board, gilt-stamped image of an Arab astride a camel to the front board, and with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Professionally relined spine and with text block recased with the original binding. Expert repair to spine head and tail using dyed linen. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with moderately bumped and scuffed corners. Text block firmly bound in. A.E.G. With xxxi and 273 and ix and 283 numbered pages. Illustrated with approximately 31 B&W plates [steel engravings?], several of which are full-page. Also with a pedigree chart of the Ibn Saouds of Nejd and with a color fold-out map of Northern Arabia, as called for. The map with light foxing but otherwise in excellent condition. The book's preliminaries with evident foxing and the book with occasional scattered light foxing throughout. Handsome bookplate of previous owner to the front pastedown. Else an impressively clean copy inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy. Lady Anne Blunt was the wife of Wilfred Scawen Blunt and the grand-daughter of Lord Byron. Although hardly Byron's equal as a writer, her prose somwhat turgid, she nevertheless enjoyed popularity on account of the travel writing she and her husband did based on their travels in the Near East. Lady Anne was one of the most level-headed of all women travelers. To find out how the Bedouin lived, she lived like one herself: she became a temporary nomad, riding the two thousand miles from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf for the most part in Arab dress, and without guides. She and her husband were trusted and accepted by the Bedouin. Indeed, the Amir himself presented them with his choicest brood mares to take home for their famous Crabbet Arabian Stud.

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        THE OUTLAW BROTHERS, FRANK AND JESSE JAMES. LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE SCOURGES OF THE PLAINS.

      Published by Richard K. Fox, Proprietor Police Gazette, [1881]. - 8vo. Pictorial yellow and black wrappers, [5], 67 pp. plus 7 pages of advertisements, frontispiece. Top of front panel says "Fifth Edition" and shows a picture of a hanged man, inside front cover and inside rear and back cover are advertisements. This is a rare item and we have only seen two other copies in the past years that state "Second Edition" at the top of the front cover. It has been said that this booklet was printed in a small quantity and as they sold and more were needed the publisher printed them as if sales were so good that another edition was needed. We don't know what actually was the reasoning, but this copy matches identically with all bibliographical sources. Six Guns 542 says "Rare." "Another example of the Police Gazette's historically worthless outlaw series, which have now become rare collector's items." Light wear to the spine ends, and moderate wear to the edges, else a very good copy housed in a quarter leather and cloth clamshell case with raised bands on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nordland-Fahrten [Nordlandfahrten / Nordland=Fahrten]. Band I: Malerische Wanderungen durch Norwegen, Schweden, Irland und Schottland / Band II: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und Wales / Band III: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und die Kanalinseln / Band IV: Malerische Wanderungen durch Holland und Dänemark. Illustriert durch viele Holzschnitte nach Originalzeichnungen der bewährten Künstler.

      Leipzig, Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, [1881 - 1882].. Vier Bände (vollständig). Folio. VIII, 192 / VIII, 238, [2] / VIII, 240 / IV, 228 Seiten / pages. Original Hardcover. Sehr dekorative, reich und aufwendig verzierte Ganzleinenbände. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. In diesem Zustand ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ganz selten !. With 31 views of Norway, 6 views of Sweden, 34 illustrations of Ireland, 38 views of Scotland (With a beautiful Steelengraving of Edinburgh "From Calton Hill"). The second volume has 101 views of England and 40 of Wales. The third volume contains112 views of England and 19 illustrations on the Channel Islands. The fourth volume has 53 views of Holland and 29 views of Denmark.

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        LADY OF SHALOTT

      - (PYLE,HOWARD)illus. THE LADY OF SHALOTT by Alfred Tennyson. NY: Dodd Mead (1881). 4to, (8 x 9"), gilt pictorial cloth with beveled edges, some light soil and rubbing else clean and VG+. 1st edition of Pyle's 2nd book issued at almost the same time as Yankee Doodle. An early effort in American color printing, this book was not one of Pyle's favorites, yet it (with Yankee Doodle) remains unique in style and color for Pyle. Done with an Art Nouveau flavor very similar to Walter Crane's work, there are page after page of elaborate and lush color lithographs with the calligraphic text incorporated into the art. A beautiful book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mon oncle Benjamin. Nouvelle edition illustree de dessins de Sahib. Preface par Monselet.

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet 1881 - LIMITED TO 25 COPIES. 2 vols., 9-7/8" x 6-5/9", limited to 700 consecutive numbered copies, 25 printed on 'Chine fort" of which this is copy #68, with 42 illustrations by Sahie and engraved by Prunaire. Bound in fine full maroon morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, topedges gilt, others uncut, multi color silk bookmarks, original pictorial wrappers and spines bound in, by Chambolle-Duru. A beautiful set in MINT condition. This work was turned into a rather popular French film in 1969. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Compleatest Angling book that ever was writ, being done out of ye Hebrewe and other Tongues, by a person of Honor

      by Andro Reid for ye author", [Colophon:] "Newe Castle upon Tine" 1881 - Crawhall, Joseph. Second edition, one of 100 copies printed. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, etchings, hand-colored ornaments, etc., by the author. 1 vols. 4to. The much enlarged edition of one of the most curious and beautiful books in all of angling literature, printed for "those who have, in vain, searched for the edition of 1859", of which only 40 copies were printed. "With one or two exceptions the volume contains all the old plates and nearly as many new ones, all displaying the humorous feeling and the artistic skill which give Mr. Crawhall's works 'a place apart' among angling books." (Westwood & Satchell)A very desirable copy, with 3 notable pieces of Crawhalliana laid in: (1) an ALS from Crawhall dated May 14, 1881 to the original subscriber, J.W. Pease, thanking him for his subscription and promising to "send you a formal & I hope more artistic acknowledgment, now in printer's hands"; (2) a printed bill to Pease for 1 copy of "The Compleatest Angling Booke", accomplished in Crawhall's hand, signed and dated ("June 11-12 '81") by him; and (3) large woodcut showing Crawhall peeking from behind the printer's device of William Caxton - this is a proof of the illustration on p. lxxvi, and no doubt the "more artistic acknowledgment" which Crawhall promised to send to Pease. It is docketed in Crawhall's hand at the lower edge, "J.W. Pease, Esq. J.C's compls" Westwood & Satchell, p. 70 Publisher's black blind-stamped calf, spine titles in gilt, boards with gilt rule border, t.e.g. by A. Reid, Newcastle. Corners bumped and rubbed, some scuffing to covers, front hinge just cracked. Bookplate of John Joicey Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, etchings, hand-colored ornaments, etc., by the author. 1 vols. 4to Second edition, one of 100 copies printed [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Nordland-Fahrten [Nordlandfahrten / Nordland=Fahrten]. Band I: Malerische Wanderungen durch Norwegen, Schweden, Irland und Schottland / Band II: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und Wales / Band III: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und die Kanalinseln / Band IV: Malerische Wanderungen durch Holland und Dänemark Illustriert durch viele Holzschnitte nach Originalzeichnungen der bewährten Künstler.

      Leipzig: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. In diesem Zustand ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ganz selten !. Vier Bände (vollständig). Leipzig, Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, [1881 - 1882]. Folio. VIII, 192 / VIII, 238, [2] / VIII, 240 / IV, 228 Seiten / pages. Original Hardcover. Sehr dekorative, reich und aufwendig verzierte Ganzleinenbände. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. In diesem Zustand ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ganz selten ! With 31 views of Norway, 6 views of Sweden, 34 illustrations of Ireland, 38 views of Scotland (With a beautiful Steelengraving of Edinburgh "From Calton Hill"). The second volume has 101 views of England and 40 of Wales. The third volume contains112 views of England and 19 illustrations on the Channel Islands. The fourth volume has 53 views of Holland and 29 views of Denmark.

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        Album Amicorum - Presented to Harold Newton, graduate of Borough Road Training College

      London, 1881. London, 1881-1882. Collegiate album amicorum containing 37 pages of manuscript contributions, mostly watercolours and ink drawings and featuring several nautical scenes, some creative writings, and one photograph. Presented to Harold Newton, graduate of Borough Road Training College, whom would become a teacher at the college the following year. With illuminated dedication page dated and inscribed by the presenter, and also with an autograph page signed in the original by 8 faculty members and 3 fellow graduates. 8vo. maroon calf binding, gilt tooling, five raised bands, original marbled endpapers. Volume measures approximately 19.5 x 24.5 cm. Wear to boards, mainly to extremities and spine, otherwise very good condition, a delightful reminiscence of Victorian and Edwardian England. Three masted barques, schooners, private sailing vessels and fishing boats, navigating rough waters, serenely coasting, or laying in waiting on a cliff flanked shore, hand drawn and colourful painted scenes whisk the viewer into the seafaring life of old England. Cottage homes, rural villages, and iconic characters complete the visual journey into the past, a reminiscence which begins, for Harold Newton, with his time as a student at the pioneering Borough Road College in Southwark. The comprehensive acquisition of 11 signatures from the college's principal, masters, tutors, and the like, suggest that the dedicatee was well respected. Having graduated in April 1882, Harold Newton was subsequently appointed a teacher and assistant master in January 1883. [Seven signatures of the institution's eight teachers at the time are included.] The volume is also inscribed by 58 fellow students, forming a register of names and residences, and illustrating that students came from vast regions of England and Wales. A few highlights of this journal include the following: • A beautiful watercolour of Robin Hood?'s Bay, a small fishing village and a bay located within the North York Moors National Park, five miles south of Whitby • Seven unique sailing vessel scenes • A three-mast schooner drawn in ink and signed, "With best wishes, Sincerely, John Opie. 2.6.82." The artist's signature and address, Four Lanes, Redruth [county of Cornwall], is found on the list of fellow students. Further research may find him to be a descendant or relation of English revered painter John Opie (1761-1807) of the neighbouring village of Trevellas, Cornwall. • A sketch drawing of an upper class woman, signed "London, 23 Juillet 1888, Henri de Woestyne." The artist may be a relation of famous Belgian expressionist artist Gustave Van de Woestyne (1881-1947) who belonged to the "First Group of Latem", a collective of artists who worked in Sint-Martens-Latem on the banks of the Lys, near Ghent. • A lovely watercolour rendition of Hammersmith features the original Hammersmith Bridge built in 1827 and the Lyric Opera House which was built on Bradmore Grove in 1888. • Comrades write farewell poems and verses of their college experience and the most memorable characters. Continued contributions to the volume, dating up to 1913. These all being hand sketched drawings or paintings, suggest that Harold Newton travelled in artistic circles. Originating as Joseph Lancaster's School in 1798, Borough Road College, an associated teacher training institute, moved to Borough Road in Southwark in 1804. In 1889 the College moved to Isleworth in west London. As part of the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS), in the 19th century it supported free British Schools and teacher training, and was an important development in the provision of universal free education for children. The Society was founded by Joseph Fox, William Allen and Samuel Whitbread. It was supported by several evangelical and non-conformist Christians, including William Wilberforce. In 1975, Borough Road College merged with Maria Grey Training College to form the West London Institute of Higher Education. Following a subsequent merger with Brunel in 1995, the site became the University's Osterley campus. The site was sold in 2006 with remaining staff and students relocating to Uxbridge. In the 1881-1882 term there were 127 students in residence at Borough Road College. 65 first year students, 64 second year students. The teaching staff consisted of eight male professors, as follows: J. Curtis (principal), George E. Buckle (head master / master of method), A.W. Ward (mathematical lecturer), Edwin Barkby (tutor), Andrew Telfer (assistant tutor), J. Bertenshaw (assistant tutor), James Mills (assistant tutor), and J. Sully (lecturer on mental science). With exception of only Sully, all of the aforementioned have signed this volume in the original! Additional signatures include: Alfred Bourne (secretary at the Society's House), William George Constable (assistant master), Thomas Handel Bertenshaw (fellow graduate, B.A.), Alfred Smith, and William Williams. . Very Good.

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        A History of our Own Times, from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1881., 1881. 4 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary binding by J. Low in full green morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards with the emblem of the Law Society stamped in gilt to centre of uppers, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Prize label from the Law Society dated 1893 to paste down of vol.I. A fine and very attractive set.

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        Northanger Abbey Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Lady Susan

      Bentley, UK 1881 - New Editions 1881-1885. A full six volume set of the Bentley edition. All published between 1881 and 1885. Mixed set from a printing perspective but the same matching binding. This Bentley edition was published over a twenty year period. Frontis engraving to each volume. The books are generally very good and bright. Light soiling to the white leather vellum but quite bright and attractive. Light rubbing rubbing to some edges but nice tight bindings. Contents good. Nice bright pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 10309 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blick auf Venedig von S. Giorgio aus. [19]09. [Signierte Original-Radierung / signed original etching].

      . Carl Theodor Thiemann, geboren am 10. November 1881 in Karlsbad, Österreich-Ungarn; gestorben am 3. Dezember 1966 in Deutenhofen.. Original-Radierung auf Büttenpapier. Von Carl Thiemann in Blei beschriftet, signiert und datiert (09). Maße Blatt: 39,6 x 63,0 cm. Maße Abbildung: 22,0 x 49,0 cm. Blatt im Außenbereich fleckig, angestaubt, geringe Randläsuren. Gutes Exemplar. Original-etching on handmade paper. Labeled, dated and signed by Carl Thiemann. Measure sheet: 39,6 x 63,0 cm. Measure image: 22,0 x 49,0 cm. Sheet at the border area spotted, light edgewears. Good condition.

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        Tirage argentique original daté et signé par le photographe Henry Calba Mention

      - PICASSO Pablo (Malaga 1881- Mougins 1973) Tirage argentique original daté et signé par le photographe Henry Calba Mention manuscrite du photographe au dos : « Picasso à Vallauris juillet 1957 » Format : 24 X 17,8 cm Bon état [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Imperial Gazetteer of India.

      London, Trübner & Co., 1881.. 8 vols. (instead of 9, lacking vol. 1). Modern green library cloth. (With): The same, New Edition. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1908-1909. 16 vols. (instead of 25, lacking vols. 1 through 9). Publisher's original cloth. A total of 24 volumes; numerous maps.. A torso of the first edition of this famous geographical directory of the British Indian Empire, and of the posthumous 1908 "New Edition". The Scottish historian and statistician Hunter, a member of the Indian Civil Service, is best remembered for having compiled the present work of reference work, which he first conceived in 1859. The first edition was published in nine volumes in 1881 (a second edition, augmented to fourteen volumes, was issued in the years 1885-87). After Hunter's death in 1900, Herbert Hope Risley, William Stevenson Meyer, Sir Richard Burn and James Sutherland Cotton compiled the twenty-six volume New Edition, which consisted of four encyclopedic volumes covering the geography, history, economics, and administration of India, 20 volumes of the alphabetically arranged gazetteer, listing places' names and giving statistics and summary information, and one volume comprising the index and atlas. - Removed from the Bradford Free Library (1881 ed.) and the British Library - Lending Division (1908 ed.) with markings as usual. Occasional insignificant spine wear; well-preserved in all.

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        Bosnien und Herzegowina

      . General Karte von Bosnien und der Hercegovina im Masstabe 1 : 150.000 d. N. Aus den Catastral Aufnahmen und den Terrainskizzen der Geometer reducirt und gezeichnet von den Unterdirektoren der Vermessungs-Abtheilungen. Redigirt von der Vermessungs-Direktion in den Jahren 1881-84. Herausgegeben als provisorischer Behelf vom k.k. Militär-geographischen Institute 1884-1885. Wien, Photolithographie d. k.k. Militär geograf. Institutes. Mit 1 Übersichts-Blatt u. 18 farb. Karten-Blätter (a 36 x 55 cm) zu je 8 Segmenten auf Lwd. aufgezogen, in HLdr.-Schuber d. Zt. mit Rtit. - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Seltene großformatige Karte.- Lwd.-Rückseite etw. fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar.# Rare large-format map in 19 sheets (a 36 x 55 cm), each in 8 dissected panels mounted on canvas, folded and housed in a original half leather slipcase.

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        The Fifth American Chess Congress Containing a full report of the proceedings of the convention of chess players, held in New York 1880; together with an account of the preceding chess congress, held in the United States, and biographical sketches of not

      Brentano's Literary Emporium, New York 1881 - xii+539 pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering, covers blind stamped. (Betts: 15-14) First edition. Contains, in addition, 92 games from the Grand Tournament (1 Mackenzie; 2 Grundy; 3 Mohle) with notes by Mackenzie and others; 10 games from the minor tournament and 128 problems submitted for the problem tourney. An account of the preceding chess congresses held in the United States and biographical sketches of noted chess players. Condition: Book plate on back paste down, title page separated and reattached with archival tape, re-spined with ends professionally repaired. A good to very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Buried Alive or Ten Years of Penal Servitude in Siberia (House of the Dead)

      Henry Holt, 1881-01-01. Hardcover. Good. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1881. 361 pages + 2 pages of ads at rear. Includes slip at front. Translated by Marie von Tilo. Green cloth with gilt lettering and black illustration, dark brown end papers. First American edition, first printing. (Followed Russian and British editions.) Good condition. Clean pages, gilt titling strong. A few small puncture marks on front cover prsioner. Spine slightly cocked. Exposed tips. Bookplate on paste down. Spine dulled. Front hinge split. Dostoevsky's first appearance on America shores came with this novel, typically known as House of the Dead.

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        YANKEE DOODLE

      PYLE, HOWARD. PYLE,HOWARD. YANKEE DOODLE: AN OLD FRIEND IN A NEW DRESS. NY: Dodd Mead 1881. Square 4to, (9 1/4 x 10 1/2"), pictorial boards, tips and edges worn as is common else, tight, clean and an unusually nice copy. First edition of Pyle's 1st commissioned book. There are 8 full page color illustrations plus extensive blue illustrations on every page of text. Very scarce and when found, usually in wretched condition, this being a nice copy.

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        Monografia della città di Roma e della Campagna Romana. Volume primo (e Volume secondo, più due volumi di Appendice)

      Tipografia Elzeviriana nel Ministero delle Finanze, Roma 1881 - Belle legature coeve in mz. pergamena con angoli, fregi e titoli oro su doppio tassello di diverso colore al ds. Carte di guardia a pettine. Ex libris ai contropiatti anteriori. Ottimo esemplare. Opera completa. 4to (cm. 26,4), 4 Voll.; 2 cc.nn., CII pp., 2 cc.nn., CXXIII-(1)79(1) pp., da p. CLXIII a p. CLXXIX, da p. (1)81 a p. 389 con 7 tavv. rip.; 2 cc.nn., 573, 111(1) pp., da p. CCXVII a p. CLXII con 12 tavv. f.t. anche rip. (segue) Monografia della città di Roma e della campagna romana. Appendice. Bibliografia storica di Roma antica di Ruggero Bonghi, ibidem 1881, 1 c.nn., 177 pp. (segue) Monografia della città di Roma e della campagna romana. Appendice. Note alla carta agronomica dei dintorni di Roma per Raffaello Canevari, ibidem 1881, 1 c.nn., 76 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on Their Habits.

      John Murray, London - 1881, 1st edition First issue. () Very good. vii,326,(1) pp. Octavo. Original publishers green cloth. Gilt title on spine. Top edge untrimmed. Original chocolate endpapers. 15 in text woodcuts. A very attractive clean copy. Freeman 1357. It is believed 2000 copies of the first edition were sold and was considered very successful. A much superior copy of a more difficult title to get in a nice first. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Superbly attractive Edison ALS to young Edward W. Bok, future magazine editor and Pulitzer Prize winning author, penned just a day after he executed a patent of a chandelier using his incandescent electric lamps which he had invented just two years earlier

      New York, October 26, 1881. 5" x 8". "Magnificent Autograph Letter Signed ?Thomas A. Edison,? one page, 5? x 8?. New York, October 26, 1881. To 18-year-old Edward W. Bok. Light corner crease and fold in blank area. Fine condition.In full, ?I take pleasure in complying with your request for an autograph letter from me.?Just a day before Edison sent his autograph to young Bok, he executed two patents for the ?Dynamo or Magneto Electric Machine? ?" a generator that creates electricity using spinning magnets, and one for the Electric Drop-Light whose object, as Edison described on October 25, 1881, ?is to construct a chandelier to be used with incandescent electric lamps, so that the lamp may be raised or lowered, and so placed at such a height as may at any time be desired.?In 1876, at the age of 12, Edward W. Bok (1863-1930) left school and went to work as an office boy at the Western Union Telegraph Company. He was later employed as private stenographer for Clarence Cary, attorney for Western Union. When asked by Cary of his plans for the future, Bok told him that he would eventually like to work in the publishing business. Edward W. Bok became an autograph collector when he was a teenager.In 1882, a few months after he received this letter from Edison, Bok was told by Cary that his friend Henry Holt would like to see him and he was hired as a stenographer at the Henry Holt & Company publishing house. Bok kept in touch with Cary and, in 1905, named his son Cary William Bok. Editor of the ?Ladies Home Journal? from 1889-1919, Dutch-born Edward W. Bok was awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok."

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        The Black Robe

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1881, 1881. First Editions. 3 Volumes. 8vo. Bound in old full tan calf by Riviere, recently respined to style with burgundy and black title labels. Minor edgewear, strong handsome bindngs. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Lower right corner missing to flyleaf volume ii. Half title lacking from volume 1 but present in the other 2 volumes. Volume I with crack to title page guttering. All volumes internally clean and fresh. A handsome set. The Black Robe relates the misadventures of Lewis Romayne, and was also controversial for its perceived anti-Catholic bias.

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        My Journey to Medinah:

      London: Tinsley Bros.,, 1881. Describing a Pilgrimage to Medinah performed by the Author disguised as a Mohammedan. Octavo. Original mid-blue sand-grained cloth with title gilt to the spine, and gilt device to the upper, decorative frieze in black running across top and tail of boards and spine, floral-patterned endpapers in sanguine. Just a little rubbed, mild string notch to the top edges of the boards. First edition. The son of a Yorkshire clergyman, Keane ran away to sea at 12, spending some time on a collier brig. "By the age of eighteen he had acquired a second mates's certificate. He claimed to have become a certified officer in the P & O line and between 1873 and 1877 to have taken voyages to the Black Sea, the Arctic and China, and to have worked on a sugar plantation in British Guiana" (Howgego) In 1877 he presented himself to the British Consul at Jiddah, and informed him of his intention to visit Mecca. This he did under the name of Haj Mohammed Khan "wandering the streets quite freely in a bright white tunic and a huge turban". However, after a number of close calls he proceeded to Medina, spending "ten days in the city itself", subsequently returning Britain "to write up his journey, told in such an entertaining style that it amply compensates for the author's lack of conventional scholarly attainments". A remarkable account of an Englishman's experiences in the Hijaz.

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        Verschneiter Tannenwald. Ölgemälde auf Malpappe.

      - Bildgröße 36 x 35 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) , alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß 47,5 x 45,5 cm ), links oben mit Otto Illies signiert, undatiert. Dargestellt ist eine Ansicht auf reich schneebedeckte Tannen im Sonnenschein und teils verschattet in der typischen starken expressiven Farbigkeit Otto Illies ( *1881 - 1959 . Geboren in Yokohama, unterrichtet unter anderem von Ernst Eitner sowie Schüler von L. von Hofmann an der Weimarer Kunstschule, später in Hamburg und in Wernigerode lebend ) / Literatur: Thieme-Becker u.a. ). Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 1600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Buried Alive or Ten Years of Penal Servitude in Siberia (House of the Dead)

      Henry Holt, 1881-01-01. Hardcover. Good. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1881. 361 pages + 2 pages of ads at rear. Includes slip at front. Translated by Marie von Tilo. Green cloth with gilt lettering and black illustration, dark brown end papers. First American edition, first printing. (Followed Russian and British editions.) Good condition. Clean pages, gilt titling strong. A few small puncture marks on front cover prsioner. Spine slightly cocked. Exposed tips. Bookplate on paste down. Spine dulled. Front hinge split. Dostoevsky's first appearance on America shores came with this novel, typically known as House of the Dead.

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        Nordland-Fahrten [Nordlandfahrten / Nordland=Fahrten]. Band I: Malerische Wanderungen durch Norwegen, Schweden, Irland und Schottland / Band II: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und Wales / Band III: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und die Kanalinseln / Band IV: Malerische Wanderungen durch Holland und Dänemark. Illustriert durch viele Holzschnitte nach Originalzeichnungen der bewährten Künstler.

      Vier Bände (vollständig). Leipzig, Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, [1881 - 1882]. Folio. VIII, 192 / VIII, 238, [2] / VIII, 240 / IV, 228 Seiten / pages. Original Hardcover. Sehr dekorative, reich und aufwendig verzierte Ganzleinenbände. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. In diesem Zustand ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ganz selten !

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        Early Autograph Letter Signed Virginia Stephen, on printed address stationery, 4to, Bloomsbury, London, n.d. but according to Vol. I of her collected letters, Nov. 10? before November 20, 1906

      Virginia Stephen Woolf composes a letter to her future brother-in-law, Clive Bell, (1881-1964) English art critic and writer, who would marry her sister, the painter Vanessa Stephen Bell (1879-1961). "I find that it would suit Vanessa better if you could come at 2 tomorrow instead of 5. Could you lunch here first at 1:30. Adrian will be in. Thoby seems really better tonight. His temp. is only 100 pt. 8 & though he has some pain it is less...The Dr. says he may see a friend for 2 minutes tomorrow, & I hope Mr. Sydney Turner may be able to come...." She signs in full, "Virginia Stephen." Her brother, Thoby Stephen, was suffering from typhoid fever, which he contracted in Greece and is the illness to which his sister refers. After the optimistic report presented here, Thoby died on Nov. 20, 1906. His death prompted one of the bouts of depression which ultimately caused Virginia's suicide in 1941. After Thoby's death, Vanessa Stephen suffered a serious depression as well and the following year agreed to marry Clive Bell, the recipient of our letter. The friend to which Virginia Stephen refers is Saxon Syndey-Turner (1880-1962), who was a civil servant in the Treasury Dept. Leonard Woolf, Virginia's future husband, described Sydney-Turner's mind as, "extraordinary supple and enigmatic." [Wikipeida]. Our letter references significant events that would shape Virginia Woolf's future as well as that of the Stephen siblings. The letter was written in the formative period of the Bloomsbury Group as well. After the death of their illustrious literary father, Leslie Stephen in 1904, Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby and Adrian Stephen established a household in the Bloomsbury section of London. Thoby had started "Thursday evenings" for his Cambridge University friends to visit and talk, and his siblings continued this arrangement after his death. After Vanessa's marriage, Virginia and Adrian moved to 29 Fitzroy Square as did their Bloomsbury circle of writers, artists, and intellectuals. The letter is also written at the start of Virginia Woolf's renowned literary career. In 1905, she began writing literary reviews for the "Times Literary Supplement" which she continued for many years. About 1908, she began writing her first novel, "The Voyage Out" finished by 1913 and published in 1915 by Duckworth & Co. An early letter with significant family and literary context.

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        Die fünfhundert Millionen der Begum.

      Wien (Hartleben), 1881.. Gr. 8°. 213 (3) S. mit 48 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Farbschnitt. sehr schönes Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 31.. dt. EA. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376.

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        Amor und Psyche. Ein Märchen des Apulejus. Aus dem Lateinischen von Reinhold Jachmann. Illustrirt in 46 Original-Radirungen und ornamentirt von Max Klinger.

      München, Theo. Straefer o.J. (1881).. gr.-4° (36 x 26,5 cm), LXVIII S. mit 15 ganzseitigen Orig.-Radierungen und 31 radierten Vignetten und Holzschnittbordüren von Klinger, Illustrierter, gold- und blindgeprägter beiger Orig.-Leinen mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt.. Erste und einzige Buchausgabe mit dem Text.- Druck der 31 Vignetten auf aufgewalztem China. - "Der Band kam in einer kleinen Auflage heraus, da wegen mangelnder Nachfrage nur bei Bedarf Abzüge hergestellt wurden." (Isphording). - Singer 64-109; Schauer I, 15 - Isphording, DraufSichten S.13.- Teilweise etwas stockfleckig und die weissen Textblätter am äusseren Rand leicht feuchtrandig. ***Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden***

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        BAIREI HYAKUCHO GAFU: together with BAIREI HYAKUCHO GAFU & ZOKU HEN: BAIREI'S ALBUM OF 100 BIRDS & SUPPLEMENTAL SERIES, COMPLETE SET OF SIX VOLUMES IN ALL.

      A MARVELOUS WOODBLOCK PRINTED JAPANESE BIRDS & FLOWER SET [Tokyo 1881- - 84, Okura]. Stitched stiff wrs., 6 vols., verygood, double folded leaves, woodblock printed on handmadepaper, with about 200 color woodblock illustrations, 16.5 x25 cm., complete set, covers monor corner wear else solid. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Poems

      London: David Bogue 1881 - First edition. One of 250 copies. Original japan vellum by Matthew Bell, gilt prunus blossom design within rectangular border to covers, gilt decorations and lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Near fine, with a few light spots of minor soiling to the otherwise bright vellum, minor wear to the top edge at the fore edge, light offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A lovely copy. Housed in a custom quarter morocco purple slipcase with matching chemise. Mason 304. Poems is Wilde's first collection of poetry and contains some of his best known verse, many of which were written during his tenure at Oxford University and had not previously been published in periodicals. Specifically, it includes, "Helas," "Ave Impertrix," "Sonnet to Liberty," "Requiscat," "Impressions," and "The Grave of Shelley," among others. Wilde's poetry, an example of the Aesthetics Movement of which the poet was a forerunner, are perfectly complemented by Bell's lovely vellum binding; just as Wilde's beautiful verses were seen as a response to the homeliness of the Industrial Revolution, Bell's binding marked "a striking departure from high Victorian norms." Wilde's readers "would have seen the binding as a work of art in its own right" (Nicholas Frankel, Oscar Wilde's Decorated Books, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2000, pp. 113-114). Notably, the first three editions of Poems were printed in a single impression of 750 copies, with 250 copies intended for each edition; the later editions are distinguishable by the edition statements on the title pages that were newly printed for their distribution and the second state binding, which has an enlarged version of the blossom patterns that decorate this first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Glossary of the Multani Language compared with Punjabi and Sindhi.

      Lahore: Punjab Government Civil Secretariat Press, 1881 - Octavo (240 × 162 mm). Recent green cloth spine, green paper boards, gilt lettered red spine label. A few marginal annotations (in purple pencil) to the Introduction. Double page map "of the Country in which the Multani language is spoken". First edition, rare: Copac lists only 4 copies (British Library, Edinburgh, Oxford, SOAS), not recorded in OCLC. The author, Edward O'Brien "of the Indian Civil Service", had served in India for many years as the New Army List for 1871 notes that he was appointed to his post in 1863. His book was the standard reference work and reprinted in 1903.

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        Washington Square

      Boston: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition, First Printing. Very Good. Rubbing at joints. Chipping to spine ends, fraying at corners. Previous owner name on front paste down. Stitching appears repaired near center of page block. First Edition.

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