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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        The Poetical Works Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated. ~ 2 Volume Set

      Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1879,81) ~ Riverside Press. G+. 1881. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Some wear at the corners; Frontis. Notes, index; . Calf stamped gilt & blind, Large 4to. Steel engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; profusely illustrated throughout. Full pebbled brown leather over beveled boards; decorative black five raised bands to spinegitl dentelles; marbled endpapers. Just about fine with minor rubbing and some soft corners, internally bright and fine, very nice copies. Three volumes. Folio. Profusely illustrated including full-page plates. Bound in full pebbled morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, ; Illustrated; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 928 pages .

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        Watercolour of Egyptian Columns being built, with workers in the foreground. Signed lower right

      - A fine composition by this highly accomplished Italian painter born in Naples April 16, 1881.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U. ("W. F. G. Nicolai").

      O. O., 29. VIII. 1881. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Hübsches, großformatiges Albumblatt: sechs Takte für Tenor und Klavierbegleitung ("No. 2 aus Opus 1", "Ich muss hinaus, ich muss zu Dir" nach Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben). Nicolai wirkte ab 1865 als Direktor der königlichen Musikschule in Den Haag und Lehrer am dortigen Konservatorium. Mit seiner Zeitschrift "Caecilia" förderte nach Kräften Wagner und Liszt. "Hoffmann lernte Nicolai am 26. August 1855 in Den Haag kennen, als dieser bei J. W. Holtrop u. a. Lieder von ihm spielte; er vertonte Gedichte Hoffmanns, u. a. 'Glücklich wer auf Gott vertraut', 'Ich muß hinaus, ich muß zu dir' und 'Loverkens'" (E. Poettgens, Hoffmann von Fallersleben und die Lande niederländischer Zunge, S. 579f.). - Oben und unten auf ein knapp quadratisches Maß beschnitten; Spuren mittiger Querfaltung.

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        On the Indian hills : or, Coffee-planting in southern India / by Edwin Lester Arnold - Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1881 - Physical description; 2 v. : ill. ; 20 cm. Subjects; Plantation life - India, South. Coffee - India - South India. Coffee growers - Great Britain - Biography. Coffee industry - India, South. India, South - Description and travel. Provenance; from the Mercantile library, N.Y., with their inked stamp. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request. 2 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VILLAFRANCA oder DIE KABINETTE UND DIE REVOLUTIONEN -- historisch-politische Romane -- 1. bis 4. Abteilung --

      Kogge & Fritze 1881 Berlin. Zustand: Befriedigend 8°, OHln 5823 S.. 12 Bände in 4 Abteilungen. -- << 1. Abt. Villafranca Band 1-4, 560 + 573 + 408 + 469 Seiten >> << 2. Abt. Zehn Jahre 1-4, 462 + 479 + 479 + 479 Seiten >> << 3.+ 4. Abt. Magenta und Solferino 1-4, 479 + 478 + 479 + 478 Seiten << --- 8° Halbleinen mit marmorierten Deckeln, hierbei zwei angebrochene Rückendeckel. Schnitt marmoriert, Rückentitel goldgeprägt mit ornamentalem Zierat. Papier altersbedingt gebräunt, einige Bogen sind gelockert bzw. leicht schräg eingebunden, weshalb sie nicht bündig mit dem Schnitt abschließen. Einige Vorsätze sind mit Zahlen und Notizen versehen, meist mit Bleistift. Die Blöcke sind stabil, aber alle etwas schiefgelesen. Insgesamt sind die Bände in gutem, gebrauchsspurigem Zustand. Weitere Bilder senden wir Ihnen auf Wunsch gerne zu.

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        Autograph manuscript unsigned.

      [Paris, autumn 1881]. - 8vo (210 x 133 mm). 1 p. A curious manuscript in the hand of Pasteur with fascinating content as the French chemist begins preparations for a lecture: "Do you know what to us is the charm of your studies? Do you know, if you will allow me to speak thus, what is the enchantment of science? It is that we can provide the proof of our principles. Who can give that, this proof of principles, in politics, religion, even in morals? Who can put into the precision of formulas human passions and their sometimes terrible effects, for example the assassination of a Garfield by a dreadful madman [ ]". - No doubt Pasteur wrote the present draft in the autumn of 1881 after President James A. Garfield was shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau, a rejected and disillusioned Federal office seeker on 2 July 1881. Garfield died on 19 September 1881.

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        Birket Foster's pictures of English landscape / engraved by the Brothers Dalziel ; with pictures in words by Tom Taylor. - India proofs [edition]

      London : George Routledge and Sons [1881], 1881, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original, full gilt-blocked and tooled vellum over bevelled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Limited edition - this number 996 of 1000 copies. Physical description; [4] p., [4], xxx, [3] leaves, [30] leaves of plates : 30 ill. ; 40 cm. Notes; Preface dated 1881. Subjects; Works by Friends. England. Rural life. With a half-title, two final advertisement leaves and a final leaf bearing device of Camden Press.

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        Illustrations of British Fungi ( Hymenomycetes ) Volumes 1-4 Incl. [of 8]

      London: Williams & Norgate Ltd, 1881. The first four volumes [of the eight volume First Edition]. Hardbacks, each 150mmx 235mm tall (6" x 9.25" approx.). with a 20pp Preface, Systemic Index and a Corrigenda, plus a total of 622 multi-image colour plates, interleaved with tissue-guards, each plate neatly numbered to the upper blank margin to accord with the Index secondary details. Neat cancelled Polish University College Library of London stamp impression to the blank lower margins of the title-leaves and some spotting of prelims. The gutta-percha in the bindings has failed, as usual, leaving the plate leaves loose. One plate creased with a tiny repaired clean marginal tear, otherwise all very good. These volumes all first editions, published between 1881 and 1886. The original green cloth-covered bevelled-edge boards/gilt spine rulings, titles & decoration, with logo and rulings in blind to boards, are very good. Exceptionally scarce. Some additional postage may be required for these heavy volumes, please ask for details of the cheapest option available before placing an order.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo..

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        History of Summit County [Ohio]

      Baskin & Battery, 1881-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 3/4 leather publisher's binding over pebbled boards. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. All edges gilt. Scuffing to spine leather. Clean, unmarked pages. 1056 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. Armorial bookplate of David Marvin Goodrich. Early signature of B.F. Goodrich. (Assumed to be Benjamin Franklin Goodrich) See: Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 292. The Goodrich's were Englishmen who made their way to Connecticut, and then became early Yankee settlers of the Northwest territories.

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        La Maison D'Un Artiste. II Vols

      1881. GONCOURT, Edmond de. La Maison d'un Artiste. Two volumes. [6], 357, [2]; [4], 382, [1] pp. 18mo., 182 x 121 mm, bound in contemporary red French quarter-roan over marbled boards, t.e.g., others uncut, original wrappers bound in. Paris: G. Charpentier, 1881. |~||~||~| First Edition, presentation copy from Edmond de Goncourt to his friend the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883).. Ever the barometer of taste, Edmond de Goncourt here offers an exhaustive two-volume inventory of the contents of his own house. Each room is minutely described, with special attention given to eighteenth-century French bronzes, seventeenth-century French drawings, Marie-Antoinette furniture, a choice collection of albums japonais, an extensive library, and his celebrated cabinet de l'extrême-orient. Vicaire III, col. 1061-2. Carteret I, 359. Talvart and Place XVII, 221 (no. 48).

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        Ninth Annual Report of the Local Government Board, 1879-80. Supplement containing Reports and papers submitted by the Medical officer on The Progress of the Levantine Plague, and on Quarantine in The Red Sea, Presented in both Hoses of Parliament by Command of Her majesty

      Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1881 - viii (Report), pp. 1-90, Memorandum on the Progress of the Levantine Plague in 1878-79 including the Re-Appearance of the Disease in Europe; pp. 91-246 Memorandum on Quarantine in the Red Sea and on the Sanitary Regulation of the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Publisher's original printed paper wrappers, some loss to top and tail of spine but not affecting text. VI maps, some coloured, some folding, 1 Seats of Plague (from Astrakhan to Mecca, Tripoli to India), II General Map of the Lower Volga, III District of the Lower Volga affected by Plague 1878-89, IV Spread of the Plague in Yun Nan, V Spread of Plague from to Pakhoi to Yunnan, VI Map of the Delta of the Volga. Three stamps to front cover, 1 to title page, of the Library of the Peace Palace in the Hague and the State Library of the Netherlands. Excellent condition overall. Very scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        JAPANESE EPISODES.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON SOCIAL & PHYSICAL FEATURES Boston 1881, - Osgood. Brown decorated cloth, 247p., very goodcopy, minor corner & spine wear, contents very good. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        "Nordöstliche Ansicht der Stadt Ettenheim". Schöne Gesamtansicht, links die 1881 eingeweihte Synagoge.

      . Lithographie von A. Burckhardt nach V. Jäger bei A. Binninger, Lahr, um 1881, 32 x 52,5 cm.. Nicht bei Schefold. - Vinzenz Jäger war Geometer in Ettenheim. - Sehr seltene Ansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung.

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        ETTENHEIM. "Nordöstliche Ansicht der Stadt Ettenheim". Schöne Gesamtansicht, links die 1881 eingeweihte Synagoge.

      - Lithographie von A. Burckhardt nach V. Jäger bei A. Binninger, Lahr, um 1881, 32 x 52,5 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Vinzenz Jäger war Geometer in Ettenheim. - Sehr seltene Ansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung.

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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 bilbiográfica. Con dedicatoria autógrafa del anterior propietario.

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        Kommentar zu Goethes Faust

      Philipp Reclam, 1881. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; German language; good condition; German text/auf Deutsch; introduction dated 1881; no other dates inside; Reclams Universal Bibliothet. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Pariserin mit Hut. Halbfigur nach rechts gewandt.

      - Radierung und Kaltnadel, 1881, auf cremefarbenem Japan, signiert und mit Atelierstempel. 21,2:13,2 cm. Literatur: Beraldi 35, Zustand von der links und rechts verkürzten Platte und mit Signatur in der Platte links oben. Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck. Henry Somm war zunächst Schüler der Zeichenakademie in Rouen bei Gust. Morin (1809-1886) und I.A.A. Pils (1813 od. 1815-1875). Er siedelte um 1860 nach Paris um und war als Illustrator, Karikaturist, Radierer, Aquarellmaler und Scherenschnittkünstler tätig und Mitarbeiter bei verschiedenen Zeitschriften z.B. &#132;Charge", &#132;Cravache", &#132;Frou-Frou" etc. Er war eng befreund mit H. de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) und E. Degas (1834-1917). Somm zählt zu den Post-Impressionisten am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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        The Tribulations of a Chinaman. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer

      New York, E. P. Dutton and Company, 1881., 1881. First US Edition. 8vo., with frontispiece and 49 plates. Very good. Publisher's royal blue pictorial cloth. Extremities rubbed, some scuffing and bumping to head and tail of spine, gilt undimmed but spine darkened. A tight and clean copy, copiously illustrated by an army of French engravers who must have greeted the news of a new Verne novel with much cheering and popping of Champagne corks. Another corker from a man who redefined the phrase "A vivid imagination."

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        Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst. Mit dem Beiblatt Kunst-Chronik. [ Bände 1-3, 5 - 6, 8 - 10, 12 - 14, 16 ]

      Leipzig: E. A. Seemann 1866 - 1881. - OHln., lilagrauer Rücken m. beigem Rückenschild 4°, zus. ca. 8500 S., mit sehr vielen Tafeln in Stahlstichen, Lithographien, Holzstichen u. Radierungen, teilweise Originalgraphiken, 12 Bde., Es handelt sich hier um die Bände 1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 12-14, 16 mit dem 'Beiblatt zur Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst: Kunst-Chronik': I. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 24 [Bd. 1], II. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 24 [Bd. 2], III. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 24 [Bd. 3], V. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 24 [Bd. 5], VI. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 24, Nr. 16 fehlt [Bd. 6], VIII. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 52 [Bd. 8], IX. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 52 [Bd. 9], X. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 52 [Bd. 10], XII. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 52 (Bd. 12), XIII. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 52 [Bd. 13], XIV. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 45, XVI. Jg.: Nr. 1 - 45 [Bd. 16]. - Ecken u. Kanten berieben u. bestoßen, Buchdeckel teils beschabt, Textteil teilw. minimal stockfleckig, einige wenige Anmerkungen m. Bleistift. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Médan, 18. IV. 1881. - 8vo. 2 pp. In French, on mourning stationery, to a close colleague: "Upon relocating myself in the country, I took a portfolio of your letters, to which the bustle of Paris would not permit me to respond. In short, thank you for your good literary sympathy, thank you for all the pages, which I have read with great interest". - Mounting remnants at foot of second page.

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        History of Summit County [Ohio]

      Baskin & Battery 1881 - 3/4 leather publisher's binding over pebbled boards. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. All edges gilt. Scuffing to spine leather. Clean, unmarked pages. 1056 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. Armorial bookplate of David Marvin Goodrich. Early signature of B.F. Goodrich. (Assumed to be Benjamin Franklin Goodrich) See: Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 292. The Goodrich's were Englishmen who made their way to Connecticut, and then became early Yankee settlers of the Northwest territories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAN ZO SHASEI HINAGATA: SKETCHES & PAINTINGS OF A MYRIAD OF 10,000 THINGS FOUND IN NATURE.

      WONDERFUL COLOR DRAWINGS OF MUSHROOMS, FLOWERS, BIRDS & BUGSEdo 1881, - Matsuzaki. Blue stitched wrs., very good, ca. 12 x18.5 cm., 20 double folded leaves, woodblock printed in col-or by hand on hand-made paper, vol. 2 only, complete in itsself, cove w/ex-library plate, all pages embossed stamped. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        VERSES (Wise/Forman Piracy)

      London: Privately Printed, 1881 (but in fact ca.1887).  Pirated edition, 20 x 12.5cm [8vo], in original beige stiff paper wraps w/printed title to fr. cover, a.e. untrimmed, [1-7] 8-12 [13-14] pp. +2 blank leaves to fr. & 1 to rear.  Printed, likely by Henry Clay & Sons, on watermarked "Van Gelder" handmade paper.  As W.E. Fredeman has indicated (see his "Story of a Lie" below), this is the 1st of many piratical collaborations by Thomas James Wise & Harry Buxton Forman.  While Carter & Pollard suspected it was a forgery (see their Dossier 218), Barker & Collins proved its "higher degree of culpability" by identifying the typeface as "not manufactured until 1883."  In Nov. 1887 Forman wrote: "Some friends of Rossetti's have printed ... a very pretty pamphlet with the title 'Verses ...'; but the whole issue must have been extremely small" (see Fredeman's "Story of a Lie" below, pp.276-77).  Binding Very Good (upper & lower spine starting); contents Near-Fine.  Rossetti 1905 pp.17 & 28 (WMR was duped into including this item by Wise & W.F. Prideaux), Ashley IV 144 (1 of 3 copies on vellum), Fredeman 23.10, W.E. Fredeman "The Story of a Lie" ("Review" Vol. 7 1985) passim, W.E. Fredeman "WMR & the Wise-Forman Conspiracy" ("Book Collector" Spring 1987) passim, Colbeck under 6 (p.693).

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        CRONACA BIZANTINA. Periodico letterario, sociale, artistico. Si pubblica due volte al mese.

      In folio (mm. 460x320), mz. pelle coeva, ogni numero di pp. 8 - 12, stampa a due colori con bellissimi capilettera e fregi nel t. Di questo mitico periodico letterario romano offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" - dall?editore Angelo Sommaruga - in 90 fascicoli: dal n. 1, Anno I, 15 giugno 1881 al n. 6, Anno V, 16 marzo 1885. Vi è compreso il n. 12 del 16 giugno 1884, sequestrato per la ?Proposta ai Parlamenti per un sovrano costituzionale modello? (dal "Libro delle Bizzarrie" di Carlo Dossi). ?La "Cronaca" diede il posto d?onore al Carducci e il suo nome era una delle massime attrazioni del periodico. I poeti che vi pubblicarono versi una o parecchie volte furono: Guerrini, Boito, D?Annunzio, Salvadori, Marradi, Pascarella, Milelli, la Contessa Clara, Pascoli (per una breve collaborazione) e pochi altri. Novelle e bozzetti e prose vi pubblicarono il Verga, il Capuana, il De Amicis, la Serao, lo Scarfoglio, il Sommaruga medesimo. Scritti di varia umanità introdussero nella "Bizantina" gli scrittori più in voga e quelli che promettevano: il Guerrini, il Nencioni, il Chiarini, il Lessona, il Pica, il Di Giacomo. Sono in ogni numero della Cronaca articoli mondani, atti a destare l?interesse delle belle signore e dei giovani galanti e molti di questi articoli scrisse Matilde Serao che nel 1885 doveva sposare Edoardo Scarfoglio. La vita della "Cronaca" comunque fu essenzialmente legata alla fortuna di Angelo Sommaruga e vale per la bellezza dell?edizione, per la scelta di nome e di scritti, ordinata allo scopo del successo editoriale. Il 3 maggio 1885 la Cronaca risorge fondendosi con la ?Domenica Letteraria? che però dà il titolo maggiore al giornale: e finisce col n. 28 del 7 novembre. Quindi risorge il 15 dicembre 1885, e questa volta diretta da Gabriele D?Annunzio. Ha come sottotitolo ?Domenica Letteraria?. Ma parlare di questa nuova ?Cronaca Bizantina? non occorre. L?età eroica è quella sommarughiana?. Così Francesco Flora su ?Pegaso?, dicembre 1930, pp. 680 - 98. Solo i primi due e l?ultimo numero con antichi restauri per strappi; uniformi arross. su alc. pagg., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        CATALOGUE DE L'EXPOSITION DE GRAVURES ANCIENNES ET MODERNES

      Cercle de la Librarie, Paris 1881 - 4to. half calf with marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on spine with title and ornament in gilt, marbled endpapers. (v), 32 pages with an additional 240 plates of illustrations. Exhibition catalog limited to 100 numbered copies. (see ATF Catalogue p.2300; Wing Collection p.902). Issued by this French Society of Publishers, Booksellers and Printers to accompany an exhibition of the best of contemporary French printing work. Printed on different kinds of paper using all known contemporaneous printing and illustration techniques, including many examples of color work. With Randeria bookplate. Edges are chipped and worn, leather on cover is considerably scuffed. half calf with marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on spine with title and ornament in gilt, marbled endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 bilbiográfica.

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        Two Charcoal Drawings for Stained Glass, Late 19th Century

      Offered here are two superb and large original charcoal drawings for stained glass. They are done by Iday Kay (1881-1959), circa 1900, a promising artist and designer at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art. According to Peter Cormack, (noted scholar of 19th- and 20th-century British and American stained glass, William Morris, and the Arts and Crafts Movement), Ida Kay was one of the stained glass students taught by the famed Henry A. Payne at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art in the early 1900s. The labels refer to their inclusion in the National Competition for Schools of Art, in which the work of the award-winning entries (from students throughout the UK) was exhibited at the South Kensington (now Victoria & Albert) Museum. In a 1906 issue of the ?"The Art Workers' Quarterly,?" under the heading, ?"Arts and Crafts Exhibition at Grafton Gallery,?" the following is offered: ?"The beautiful series by Walter Crane were shown… the Committee of the Society again offered to the public, in the present exhibition, the results of its selection… Phoebe Traquair… Misses May Morris… and the beautiful series by Walter Crane. The new quarters of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society hass the advantage of greater facilities for the display of stained glass and the works were of high merit, under the superintendence of Mr. Henry A. Payne.. a panel very rich in colour represented the ?"Wine of Circe,?" by Ida Kay?"[neither of the two being sold here]. The charcoal drawings are superbly rendered, large size, and full of the gentle line and aesthetic Arts and Crafts flair distinctive of the movement at the turn of the century in England. Measurements are: 72 x 51cm and 57 x 43 cm. One with the inscription: "National Silver Medal," and the other inscribed, "Part of a set for which a bronze medal was awarded." A few very minor repairs, a few open tears. Fragile paper mounted onto backing, framed. In excellent condition. A rare and certainly significant pair of designs for stained glass of very high quality and beauty. Sizable shipping fees added on.

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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, indigoblue Chitsu folding case complete, ca. 16.5 x 25 cm. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        "Wrinkles" in Practical Navigation

      London [Etc. ] G. Philip & Son, 1881, Hardback, The True 1st EditionGood copy in the original gilt-blocked navy buckram. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request. ; 366 pages; Description: xxviii, 366, [2] p. Incl. Illus. , tables. Front. (port. ) maps (2 fold. ) diagrs. (partly col. , 2 fold. ) 25 cm. Subjects: Navigation - theory and practice.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Gambetta Père") to an unknown correspondent regarding his love for "la Grande République américaine"

      Nice, 1881. ?"ne page, in ink, on a single folded sheet of blank stationery. Fine, in a red cloth folder. Gambetta's Love for the American Republic Upon the death of the great French statesman, leader of the opposition to Napoléon III, and champion of the French Republic (1838-1882), the New York Time obituary (Jan. 2, 1883) wrote: "The energy, patriotism, and statesmanship of Léon Gambetta made the French Republic." In this note toward the end of his life, Gambetta writes [in our translation]: "From a very early age I have loved the great American republic. My son and I have contributed a bit to the foundation of the French Republic. It is my most solemn wish that the French Republic become as strong and prosperous as her elder sister, the Republic of the United States.".

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        Framed Signed Cabinet Photograph

      1881. unbound. 6.5 x 4.25-inch vintage photo of the costumed actress standing against a wall. Signed in the bottom margin and dated 1881. Float mounted in a window with a brown background; matted in peach and set in a decorative gold frame measuring 12.25 x 10 inches. Very good(+) condition.

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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

      New York: Brentano's Literary Emporium, 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.

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        UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS, THE FOLK-LORE OF OLD PLANTATION

      1881 - HARRIS, Joel Chandler. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS, THE FOLK-LORE OF THE OLD PLANTATION. With Illustrations By Fredrick S. Church and James H. Moser. NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1881 (copyright date is 1880). Small octavo (5 by 8 inches), hardcover brown cloth stamped in gilt and black on the spine and front cover; 231 pages plus advertisements. First Edition, first issue, with "presumptive" mis-spelled at the bottom of page 9 and without this title listed in the rear advertisements (first title listed is "Tale On The Practice Of Medicine"). [BAL 7100; brown binding]. The classic tales by Harris that launched the characters and stories of Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox. While copies of the first issue are not terribly uncommon- really nice copies are!! This is a terrific copy with gilt bright and very minor wear covers; all hinges are absolutely tight and uncracked with signatures all tight and unsprung. A perfect copy for the finicky collector! With the personal bookplate of Walter Gribben, who was a professor of astronomy and mathematics living in Brooklyn, NY, on the front pastedown [See "The Naturalist's Dictionary, 1898" for his listing]. $4,500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of New Bedford City, Massachusetts, Compiled from Recent and Actual Surveys and Records

      Geo. H. Walker, Boston 1881 - Folio. 79pp. Comprised of a historical sketch of New Bedford, color tinted maps, and numerous full, partial and double-page engravings of prominent homes, buildings, etc. 15 maps, 11 of which are double page spreads, illustrations. Dark brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Small previous owner's notation top corner of the contents page, binding worn with front cover detached, some edge chipping to the title page; enclosed in a near fine quarter cloth custom chemise and damaged slipcase. Overall good but the maps are all present and fine, some older illustrations of prominent local houses have been tipped onto the versos of some plates, a couple have offset on plates, but overall near fine, including the double page view of the Sylvan Vineyard. From the Library of Barbara Kline Johnson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Legends, Traditions and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians

      Union Printing and Publishing, Lockport, New York 1881 - Dark green cloth (almost blue) cover gold stamped title and cover illustration, 234 pages, frontis and 2 text illustrations, 1881 printing, light wear at spine ends and corners, light bumping, text is toned, binding is sound, hinges intact, somewhat loose, text is delicate but clean and unmarked, several pages with creases. Previous owner's bookplate and label on front end paper and inside front cover, a ticket from the Rochester Numismatic Association Anniversary Banquet dated Jan 3 1937 with a note on the back describes its purchase for $5.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LAPIDARIO DEL REY D. ALFONSO X. CODICE ORIGINAL

      (Madrid: Imprenta de la Iberia, á cargo de J. Blasco, 1881. modern half calf with brown cloth covered boards, five raised bands. 4to. modern half calf with brown cloth covered boards, five raised bands. xx, (x), facsimile, 83 pages. The facsimile edition of the Lapidary contained in the first 94 sheets of the ms. H.I.15 of the Library of El Escorial (Madrid), at original size (29,1 x 40,2 cm), on parchment paper printed in colors in reproduction of its 638 full-coloured miniatures and initial letters in the original. The first book to come out of Alfonso&#39;s workshop, in 1253, was written by Alfonso X the Wise. It is the first book written in Castilian prose, or early Spanish, and the first relevant scientific book written in the Iberian Peninsula and in Europe. Well preserved copy.

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        Essays on the Floating-Matter of the Air in relation to Putrefaction and Infection

      London: Longmans, Green, 1881. FIRST EDITION. Original red publisher's cloth, binding almost invisibly restored. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Octavo. xx, 338 pp. + 2 pp. advertisements THE DISCOVERY OF PENICILIUM: "The penicillium was exquisitely beautiful" (p. 114). "In every case where the mould was thick and coherent, the bacteria died or became dormant and fell to the bottom as a sediment" (p. 116). Tyndall only marked and studied the physical properties of penicillium, or what we now know as (Penicillium notatum). He observed that penicillium was able to destroy bacteria falling into the tubes from the air, but he did not know at that time that bacteria could cause disease. * "One might ask why Tyndall, having observed that this exquisitely beautiful mold (which we now know was Penicillium notatum) was capable of destroying bacteria, contented himself with remarking on its physical and bacteriocidal capacities without exploring the second phenomenon further. The reason is clear. He discovered the antibacterial property of the Penicillium seven years before Robert Koch in 1882 proved that bacteria could cause disease. If Tyndall had known that most infectious diseases were caused by bacteria, it is extremely unlikely that he would have continued to interest himself in the cloudlike array of bacteria in the atmosphere. Rather, he would have immediately revealed his observations to his medical friends. Not knowing that bacteria caused infections, he was content to limit his observations to a few brief sentences that were buried in a seventy-four page article describing the disposition of bacterial and other particles of the atmosphere" (Meyer Friedland, "Medicine's 10 Greatest Discoveries" pp. 169-172; Friedman was the owner of THIS COPY of Tyndall's book -- see below). * Garrison-Morton claim: "Tyndall interested himself in atmospheric germs and dust. His experiments on sterilization by heat led him to the discovery in 1877 of fractional sterilization (Tyndallization). His work on the subject is included in the above book, in which he also described the bactericidal effects of moulds. The researches of Tyndall, even more than those of Pasteur, dealt the final blow to the doctrine of spontaneous generation; they were fundamental for the progress of bacteriology" (No. 2495). * CONTENTS: On dust and disease.-- Optical deportment of the atmosphere in relation to putrefaction and infection.-- Further researches on the deportment and vitality of putrefactive organisms.-- Fermentation, and its bearings on survey and medicine.-- Spontaneous generation. * PROVENANCE: From the library of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet (with bookplate inside upper cover [-withdrawn-] and with the large bookplate of Meyer Friedman, M.D. Friedman (1910-2001) was a pre-eminent cardiologist who (with R.H. Rosenman) coined the phrase "Type A personality" to describe chronically angry and impatient people whose behavior increases their risk of heart attack. Friedmas was the author of hundreds of articles and books, including "Medicine's 10 Greatest Discoveries" (Yale University Press, 1998) in which Tyndale's discovery is described in great detail. * REFERENCES: DSB XIII, 521-4. Norman 2119.

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        A Day In A Child's Life

      London: George Routledge and Sons. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. [1881]. First Edition. Cloth. An attractive First Issue of the First Edition, DPL 31a; Schuster & Engen 66.1a. Green cloth backed original green glazed boards, with sunflower motif. Green edgestain, green end papers, beveled edges. Buff paper printed dust jacket, which duplicates board design in Very Good condition, little edgewear to binding, some foxing) in Good dust-jacket lacking front flap [only 1.5" in depth, matches rear flap], small triangular piece missing at top of spine panel as is a piece in center of spine panel; A lovely and whimsical production .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wohl Stuttgart, 16. III. 1881.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An Baronesse von König-Warthausen in Stuttgart: "Will Baronesse von König please accept the accompanying fac-simile of the American Declaration of Independence with the respectful compliments of | George L. Catlin". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Briefkopf des amerikanischen Konsulats in Stuttgart.

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        The New California Sugar Refinery, San Francisco

      1881.. Color lithograph, 16 1/2 x 23 inches on sheet size 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 inches, centerfold as issued, professionally mounted on linen, minimising folds with a couple of filled tiny chips; 1 x 1 1/2 inch area of discoloration at upper centrefold. Issued as a supplement, and now scarce. An impressive portrait of the large and stately building that Claus Speckels built to house his expanding Hawaiin sugar import business. A portrait of Speckels is inset at upper left, and the harbor view of the building at upper right. Artist's initials "A.F.M." at lower left corner, Lith Britton & Rey, S.F. at lower right corner. Issued with the S. F. News Letter, Christmas Number 1881. .

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        Street Incidents

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. 4to. (10 5/8 x 8 inches). [4], 45-100pp. 21 woodburytypes, each with printed caption and red ruled border. Publisher&#39;s green pictorial cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt and black (expertly recased) "The first photographic social documentation of any kind" (Gernsheim). Thomson&#39;s photographs in Street Life in Londonand the present Street Incidents , and the commentary upon the images by Thomson and Adolphe Smith, depict a London in which life is a harsh and continuous struggle. The characters on view here are familiar to us more from Dickens&#39; novels or from an idea of the Whitechapel of Jack the Ripper than from any nostalgic image of a strait-laced or patrician Victorianism. Thomson and Smith are, however, sympathetic to the objects of their study and seem intent on cataloguing the variety of types to be found rather than attempting any Barnum-like freakshow. As Thomson himself writes: "The precision and accuracy of photography enables us to present true types of the London poor and shield us from the accusation of either underrating or exaggerating individual peculiarities of appearance."It is "a pioneering work of social documentation in photographs and words ... one of the most significant and far-reaching photobooks in the medium&#39;s history" (Parr & Badger).This copy the second abridged issue, with variant title (i.e., renamed Street Incidents ) and complete with 21 plates and text leaves numbered 45-100. The history of the production of this issue is not well known. However, internal evidence, when compared to the first edition of Street Life , which contains 36 photographs and text leaves numbered 1-100, reveal that Street Incidents comprises everything from Street Life , both text and photographs, following page 44. The only changes would appear to be additional plate numbers below the captions, as well as page numbers above the images. It would seem likely that the publisher had a remainder of the latter portion of Street Life , and re-issued what was available with a new title, without credit to Thomson, as a new work.The images in Street Incidents comprise: A Convict&#39;s Home; The Wall Worker; Covent Garden Labourers; Halfpenny Ices; Black Jack; The Cheap Fish of St. Giles; Cast-iron Billy; Worker&#39;s on the "Silent Highway"; The Street Fruit Trade; The London Boardmen; The Water-cart; "Mush-Fakers" and Ginger-Beer Makers; November Effigies; "Hookey Alf" of Whitechapel; The Crawlers; Italian Street Musicians; The Street Locksmith; The Seller of Shell-fish; Flying Dustmen; Old Furniture; The Independent Shoeblack. Cf. Hasselblad 42; cf. Gernsheim, p. 447; cf. Truthful Lens 169; cf. Parr & Badger I:p.48.

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