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        Yankee Doodle: An Old Friend in a New Dress

      Dodd, Mead and Co., New York 1881 - 1881 1st edition of Howard Pyle's very first illustrations in book form. A well-preserved, VG copy. Bright and clean and still tightly-bound. Professionally and subtly rebacked along the spine, not affecting the original pictorial front and back panels whatsoever. Quarto, 31 pgs. Lavish full-color illustrations, vivid and bright and well-executed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      G/--. 1881. 1/4 Leather. LYMAN TRUMAN Follow his money! "Lyman Park Truman was born at Park Settlement [Town of Candor], March 2, 1806. In 1830, he came to Owego and entered Asa H. Truman's store as a clerk. Three years afterward he commenced the mercantile business on his own account. In May, 1836, the firm of L. Truman & Brothers was formed and they conducted a successful lumber and mercantile business for thirty years ... In 1856, Mr. Truman became president of the Bank of Owego, and ... successor, the First National Bank of Owego ... In 1857, ... state senator ... 24th. district ... He died in Owego, March 24, 1881, leaving a large fortune as a result of his active life." Gay. HISTORICAL GAZETTEER OF TIOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1785-1888. Pages 341-342. DAY BOOK. Feb. 14, 1852 - July 9, 1856. Tall narrow folio, leather, 194 leaves. DAY-BOOK. July 11, 1856 - Jan. 8th, 1857. Tall narrow folio, leather, 797 leaves. Very readable! LEDGER. 1847 - 1852. Tall narrow folio, leather, 248 pages. Index bound in front. LEDGER. April 1850 - 1854. Tall narrow folio, leather, 473 pages. Plus paper index to the names. LEDGER. December 27, 1870 - October 28, 1881. About 250 pages both sides. Recording a tremendous history of business transactions around the country with money often going in and out of Bank of Owego. This came from the Truman Estate and there are frequent entries listing L. Truman. Ledger. ESTATE OF LYMAN TRUMAN. Abstract statement showing the items of property contained in the inventory filed together with a statement showing the disposition of each item and the income received therefrom. June 1881. Up to 220 pagers; pages 250-252 Dora E. Thompson records cash expenses April 1881-March 1887; pages 256-258, Emily A. Gere, April 1881-April 1887 expenses; pages 262-266, Adaline T. Stanbrough, expenses June 1881-April 1887; pages 270-272, Emily M. Truman June 1883-April 1887; pages 500-547, ABSTRACT OF SECURITIES OF ESTATE OF LYMAN TRUMAN EXISTING APRIL 1887; pages 680-683 STATEMENT OF SECURITIES HELD BY THE EXECUTOR OF LYMAN TRUMAN, DECEASED. April, 1881 Carbon Copy of Letters during the George Andrews, attorney period. Quarto, cloth, 495 leaves from February 10, 1892 - September 1893. The contents deal with general legal maters and also with the Truman Estate. Many files of contracts, leases, deeds during Stanbrough period of being the executor. They owned the Dwight Building in Binghamton and many other properties. Many letters from banks, stock companies, railroads, etc. Estate of L. Truman covers Valley View Farm, Tioga; Baker Farm, Newark Valley, Deepdale Farm, So. Owego. L. T. Stanbrough, Trustee and Geo. F. Andrews, Attorney. 1900 Ledger. ESTATE OF L. TRUMAN. Begins Dec. 1906 - 1911. Folio using 48 pages. Executors: Emily M. Truman, Andrew Jackson Goodrich, and Orin Truman; Andrew J. Goodrich 1885 Emily M. Truman and Andrew J. Goodrich 1887 1890. Emily M. Truman, sole surviving Trustee 1894. Lyman T. Stanbrough 1896 His executors were Jane H. Stanbrough and William G. Ellis Sidney Welles Thompson 1913 This estate was very large due to the investments in land in Illinois. Lyman Truman invested his money in loans, business and property around Owego, Binghamton, Lestershire. He died in 1881 but the estate was still active into 1915 with several different executors as time moved on. .

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        Erreurs et MENSONGES historiques ( 15 tomes)

      Blériot 1881 - 15 tomes de près de 300 pages chacun . le tout comme neuf malgré l'étampe de bibliothèque facilement enlevable sur chacune de ces vieilles reliures . seul le tome un à une tâche qui est non apparente de l'extérieur . REf Livre d-78 boîte D-14 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nilbilder. Vier und Zwanzig Facsimiles nach Aquarellen. Naturaufnahmen während zweiter Orientreisen 1862 und 1865. Erläuternde Texte von Dr. A. E. Brehm und Professor J. Dümichen. Pantographie-Ausgabe Seitz Patent. Kollationiert.

      Wandsbeck, Verlag und Druck der Artistischen Anstalt Gustav V. Seitz 1881 - OLWd., iii, 81 S., Fol. Prachtvoller Einband mit reicher Verzierung auf Vorderdecke u. Rücken; Blindbordüre auf Hinterdecke, vergoldeter Schnitt, gemusterte Vorsätze. Einband etwas berieben, abgegriffen u. gelockert. Erste Lagen inkl. Titelblatt (bis Seite 9) auf unterem Rand etwas gewellt u. wasserfleckig. Die kolorierten Tafeln zum Glück nicht getroffen; Tafel Nr. 6 u. 15 + Textlage gelöst. Die Wiedergaben unbeschädigt u. in sehr gutem Zustand, sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Guterhalten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kelly Reward Board. Report of the Board appointed to enquire into and report upon the proper mode of distributing the rewards offered for the capture of the Kelly Gang

      Melbourne: Robert S. Brain, Government Printer, 1881. Tall folio, vi pp. (last blank) followed by the Minutes of Evidence (comprising titling leaf and 12 pp., last blank), cloth tape to spine edge, else fine. Aboriginal trackers acknowledged for Kelly gang capture. Following the brazen robbery of £2,141 from the Bank of New South Wales in Jerilderie by the Kelly Gang disguised as local constabulary, authorities raised the bounty to £2,000 per head (bringing the grand total to a staggering £8,000 for all four members of the Gang).After the spectacular gunfight and fire at Glenrowan a Board of Enquiry was established to determine the distribution of the £8,000 reward based upon the respective merit and bravery of the applicants. Clearly there was no shortage of claimants - indeed the report lists 24 persons deemed ineligible and unable to participate in the reward. This is followed by the long list of recipients with their names, occupations and the sum to be paid as reward. It is headed by Superintendent Francis Hare who was awarded £800 for 'The great energy he displayed, the risk he ran, and the serious, and unfortunately, permanent injury he has sustained...' Most of the recipients are constables, although eight men who manned the train carrying police to Glenrowan are generously acknowledged with rewards of £68 to £104 each.Of particular interest are the six Aboriginal trackers included in the list named Hero, Johnny, Jimmy, Jacky, Barny, Moses and Spider respectively. Each is awarded £50 although the preamble notes 'In dealing with the claims of the Queensland and Victorian native trackers, the Board has not intended in any way to deprecate their services, but they feel that it would not be desirable to place any considerable sum of money in the hands of persons unable to use it; and therefore recommend that the sums set opposite to their names be handed to the Queensland and Victorian Governments to be dealt with at their discretion.'Furthermore, the report lists men entitled to special recognition for their bravery and assistance to the police in apprehending the Kelly Gang. It is followed by the Minutes of Evidence comprising testimonies from George Vesey Allen, John McWhirter, Joseph Dalgarno Melvin and others.

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        A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa

      London: Richard Bentley. G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jacket. Rebound in leather. Map and half title bound in as photocopies. Rest of plates original. Some chipping and marking to plate margins. Previous owner inscription to rear of frontis. Text has a little browning. 1881. First Edition. Green hardback half-leather cover with green boards. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xvii, 455pp. .

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA 3 pp. (mm. 210x135), datata: 18 nov. 1881, indirizzata a Domenico Gnoli, Direttore della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, di 27 righe.

      1881.. ?"Caro Gnoli, Filippo Salveraglio ha fatto o farà domanda per un posto, che mi dicono vacante, di 3° o 4° assistente in codesta Biblioteca. Egli è stato quasi tre anni nella bibl. di Brera: è giovine molto laborioso, molto onesto e perseverante, di conoscenze assai larghe in letteratura e storia, con attitudini vere per l?'erudizione, le bibliografie e simili. E?' anche povero; e, di buona famiglia, ora deve sostentare il padre.. Ve lo raccomando strettamente... Cordialmente vostro?". Ben conservata.

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      Houghton Mifflin, 1881. Three Quarters Leather. Very Good+ binding. A beautiful copy of the Longfellow Portfolio [Deluxe Edition] bound in three quarter morocco over green pebbled cloth. All edges gilt. All of the numbered plates are present, but none have the artist’s pencilled signature. The subscriber’s list is not present. We believe that this is most likely an overrun of the Houghton Mifflin edition, bound up very handsomely indeed.

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        The Common Law

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1881. Original russet cloth, gilt, the front hinge cracking but firm, else a very good, clean copy First edition, first issue of Holmes' tour de force, described by Professor Howe as "an originating venture", crediting Holmes as "the first of the English and American lawyers to attempt something like a full-scale study of the common law

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        Clipper Ship Sailing Card. Evie Reed. Boston to Adelaide, dated August 8, 1881

      Boston:: Randy, Avery & Co,. 1881.. The "Evie Reed" was built in Bath in 1878. She was wrecked in 1898. She is advertised as an "A1 Clipper Barque" of 714 tons, departing Lewis Whart in Boston for Adelaide. Her master, Bradstreet Rairden (misspelled on this card) had just taken command of the Reed and was only 23 at the time. Printed for Henry W. Peabody & Co's Australian Line. Color lithograph, printed in black, red & gold, measuring 3 7/8 x 6 5/8". There are some old glue marks on the verso, otherwise fine condition.

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        Autograph Manuscript of Place de la Bastille, Paris

      [c.1881]. Very Good. A very nice handwritten copy of this fine early poem by Rossetti. He wrote the sonnet on his trip to the continent with Holman Hunt in the autumn of 1849. This manuscript is undated, but it is possibly a draft of the final poem. It uses wording which was changed in the final version of the poem as published in Ballads and Sonnets in 1881 and the Collected Works in 1887. In the published collections, Rossetti writes in line twelve..."was blown abroad on gospel-tongues of flame." In this handwritten copy he writes "was blown abroad upon swift tongues of flame." It is known that Rossetti often wrote out slightly differing versions of his sonnets. Written on one side of a 4 3/4 x 7 1/8 piece of paper torn from a larger sheet, which has an embossed stamp at lower left edge that reads "best quality." Mounted on sheet of archival paper and protected by acetate. In very good condition. AUTO/102814.

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        Diamant et Pierres Précieuses cristallographie - descriptions - emplois - évaluation - commerce. Bijoux -joyaux - orfévreries au point de vue de leur histoire et de leur travail.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1881. 8vo. pp. xii, 580, with coloured frontispiece and 346 figures. Original printed wrappers (spine renewed). "Prior to the publication of Escard's 'Pierres Précieuses', 1914 ... this was the principal work on gemstones in the French language. It still presents a rich source of contemporary information and provides most rewarding reading. It is also a visually attractive work, filled with many fine wood engravings of considerable artistic merit "(Sinkankas 3181).

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        Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

      Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. VI. CLASSE DES MOLLUSQUES. ORDRE DES ACEPHALES. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1881. 4 volumes. Large-4to. pp. xxiv, 342, with 361 lithographed plates. Original blind stamped cloth, spines with gilt lettering. The complete Acephala-section.

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        Autograph Manuscript of Place de la Bastille, Paris

      [c.1881]. Very Good. A very nice handwritten copy of this fine early poem by Rossetti. He wrote the sonnet on his trip to the continent with Holman Hunt in the autumn of 1849. This manuscript is undated, but it is possibly a draft of the final poem. It uses wording which was changed in the final version of the poem as published in Ballads and Sonnets in 1881 and the Collected Works in 1887. In the published collections, Rossetti writes in line twelve..."was blown abroad on gospel-tongues of flame." In this handwritten copy he writes "was blown abroad upon swift tongues of flame." It is known that Rossetti often wrote out slightly differing versions of his sonnets. Written on one side of a 4 3/4 x 7 1/8 piece of paper torn from a larger sheet, which has an embossed stamp at lower left edge that reads "best quality." Mounted on sheet of archival paper and protected by acetate. In very good condition. AUTO/102814.

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        Vaterländische Geschichten und Denkwürdigkeiten der Vorzeit

      . der Lande Braunschweig und Hannover.1.-3.Theil.2.Aufl.Wagner's Hof-Buchhandl.Braunschweig.1881.gr8.1.Theil:Braunschweig.512 S., 2.Theil:Hannover.516 S., 3.Theil:Hannover, Hansestädt etc.468 S.alle mit zahlr.Illustrationen.Hld.-2) 3 Bände..

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        Complete Works of Goethe.

      Stuttgart. J.G. Gottafchen. 1881. - Occasionally illustrated with full page monochrome plates. 15 volumes complete. 8vo (5" x 7.25"). Extravagently bound in half paneled red morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with extremely ornate gilt tooled motifs in the Art Nouveau fashion. Gilt titles. Marbled edges. Decorative Nouveau endsheets. Text in high German. The slightest of occasional wear to spine and covers. A Fine, bright, brilliantly bound set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gerome : A Collection of the Works of J.L Gerome in One Hundred- Photogravures

      SAMUELL L. HALL, NEW YORK 1881 - Two Volume Set. TOTAL OF 100 PHOTOGRAVURES IN 2 VOLUMES Special Limited Edition. COPY 211 Leather boards. Front boards detached on both. spines loose Needs rebinding. Five raised ribs leather on spine, all edges gilt, Each volume contains 4 page introduction. followed by 2 page description of each painting. the 50 black and white photograures in each volume are EXTREMELY FINE CONTRASTSHOWING GREAT CLARITY AND SHARPNESS PORTRAYING THE MAGNIFICENT QUALITY AND DETAILS OF GEROME'S PAINTINGS. ACTUAL SIZE OF EACH PROTOGRAPH 6 INCHES X 8 1/4 INCHES PRINTED OF PAGE OF 11 1/2 X 17 CARD STOCK WITH TISSUE GUARD ON EACH. TOTAL OF 100 PHOTOGRAVURES IN 2 VOLUMES. ALTHOUGH THE BINDING ARE POOR TEXT BLOCK VERY TIGHT AND ALL IMAGES FINE CONDITION DATE PUBLISHED: 1881 EDITION: UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La vision de Faust.

      . Photogravure a.a. China v. Goupil & Cie. n. Falero b. Goupil & Cie Editeurs Paris, London, Berlin, New York, dat. 1881, 44 x 82 Blattgr.: 82 x 118 cm. Mephisto liegt träumend auf einem Fels, umgeben von einer Vielzahl schöner, nackter junger Frauen. Neben ihm kniet Faust. - Unter der Darstellung: Entered according to act of congress in the year 1881 by M. Knoedler & Co. in the office of the Librarian of Congrss at Washington. - Im Rand vereinzelt fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Wohl auf dem vollen Bogen. Sehr großes Format aus der Frühzeit der Fotogravure und zugleich wichtiges Blatt aus der Werkstatt Goupils. - Selten.

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        The Common Law

      First edition, first issue of Holmes' tour de force, described by Professor Howe as "an originating venture", crediting Holmes as "the first of the English and American lawyers to attempt something like a full-scale study of the common law". Original russet cloth, gilt, the front hinge cracking but firm, else a very good, clean copy. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1881.

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      Kansas City: Union Historical Company, 1881. - First edition. Thick 8vo. Full leather, xi, 1006 pp., frontis., [with tissue], preface, illustrated, large folding map, plates, portraits [with tissues]. Includes biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson County in the late war, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Jackson County, miscellaneous matters, etc. Herd 1499 says, "Scarce." "Has a chapter devoted to the cattle trail, Abilene as a cattle market, and Kansas City as a packing house center." Rittenhouse 326 says, "Santa Fe Trail material on pp. 170-78 and 389-401. Much of it is general information of little new value, except for good data on the early firms who supplied SFT travelers leaving from Franklin, Westport, and Independence prior to 1848." Six Guns 1514 says, "Scarce." "Contains a chapter on the Youngers." Rebacked with original spine laid down, some cosmetic restoration to the corners, lightly foxed throughout, new front and rear endpapers, else a very good, tight copy of an informative book. RITTENHOUSE 326. HERD 1499. SIX GUNS 1514. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sir Richard Whittington Lord Mayor of London

      London - Marcus Ward & Co. 1881 - A first edition of Walter Besant and James Rice's account of the life of Sir Richard Whittington. With bookplate of Besant's nephew, Arthur Digby Besant, to front pastedown and inscription from the author to front free endpaper. Reads 'December 23rd 1881. From Uncle Walter. 'Ink inscription of 'No. 6' beneath signature suggests this may be the sixth of a limited run of first issues. Condition: In a pictorial cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with minor shelfwear only. Bottom corner of front board is cracked and a little fragile. Spine a little discoloured with slight loss to cloth. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the odd handling mark. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Das Isar Thor in München mit dem Freskogemälde Kaiser Ludwig des Bayern Einzug 1322; gemalt von Bernhard von Neher 1834. Nach der Natur gez. v. Jos.Resch". Ansicht von außen mit dem alten Torturm, links das Vorstadttheater mit Säulenvorhalle, rechts im Hintergrund die Türme der Frauenkirche.

      . Bleistift- und Federzeichnung, grau laviert von Joseph Resch, links unten bez. "R. fec. 1881", 22,5 x 35 cm.. Thieme Becker XXVIII, 180. - Eine reizende, detailgenaue Altmünchner Darstellung des Volkslebens vor dem Isartor mit Fuhrwerken, Militär, Bürgern, Dienstmädchen und Hunden. Im Münchner Stadtmuseum befinden sich mehrere dokumentarisch interessante Zeichnungen von Joseph Resch. Der Schüler der Akademie der bildenden Künste lebte 1819 - 1901 in München. - Tadellos frisch erhalten, in silbernem Modellrahmen.

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        Greely Arctic Expedition. Season of 1881-83

      - 1881. (Cabinet photo) Fine. Horizontal albumen cabinet photo on white mount (4 7 / 8" X7 7 / 8" image:4 1 / 8" X6 1 / 8"). Nice group portrait of members of the expedition - Standing from left to right: D. Schneider, D. Cross, D. Linn, S. Long, S. Frederick, D. Henry, S. Connell, D. Bender, D. Salor, S. Bierdersack, D. Gardner, D. Ellis and D. Ralston - Seated from left to right: S. Brainard, D. Keslingbury, S. Greeley (leader), D. Lockwood, D. Israil, D. Jewell, and D. Rice. Rare. Portrait of members of the U.S. International Polar Year Scientific Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Ellesmere Island, sponsored by the U.S. Signal Service and other government agencies. After two winters and the failure of relief expeditions in 1882 and 83 Greeley abandoned Fort Conger and moved to Cape Sabine as per his orders. Eighteen men would die that winter (including one by suicide and one execution - Pvt. Charles B. Henry) Seven survivors were rescued by Schley's relief expedition on the June 22, 1883, but Elison would perish before they reached St. John's on July 17. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Discours et plaidoyers politiques (14 novembre 1868-18 juillet 1882). Publiés par M. Joseph Reinach

      Charpentier-1885, Paris 1881 - 11 volumes in-8. Collation : Demi-basane verte foncée, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Portrait dans le 11e volume et appendice à la fin : "Pièces et documents divers relatifs à la maladie, à la mort et aux obsèques de M. Gambetta"et "Gambetta orateur" et index alphabétique. Des rousseurs, sinon bon exemplaire.

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      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. 2 volumes. First edition, in publisher?'s best binding of half morocco . Illustrated with numerous black and white portrait plates and many maps including a number folding. Tall, thick, 8vo, publisher?'s best binding of original three-quarter dark brown morocco over feathered marbled boards, gilt lettered on the spines between raised bands, marbled endleaves and edges. xxi, 707, [4] ads; xvii, 808, [4] ads. Index in each volume. An unusually nice set in the publisher?'s scarce leather binding. The leather is still supple and dark with bright gilt work and only a bit of very minor wear to the extremities and rubbing to the paper on the boards. Internally sturdy and sound, hinges fine and tight and only a bit of the all but inevitable toning to the paper. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Nevins holds that this, the great work to come out of the Confederacy?'s political system ?'conceals much?' and that it is the Confederate President?'s most significant argument on secession and states?' rights. Eicher (154) considered it a ?" valuable portrait of the postwar psychological state of Jefferson Davis. It is one of the great tomes to come out of the American Civil War when the remarkably literary and most eminent of the victors and vanquished penned their memoirs for the nation?'s posterity. The front blank of this copy with a 1906 presentation inscription to the Archibald Cunningham camp, ?"Order of Jr. Confederates?" from Confederate Civil War Veteran Dr. W. Steger who had been made an Honorary member of the camp. He served the Confederacy in the Alabama regiments.

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        Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Paul Hamilton Hayne"), of his Poem "The Unseen Host"

      N.p. [Grovetown, Georgia], n.d. [1881]. (GARFIELD, JAMES A.) 4to. 1 p., in purple ink on ruled paper, the original copy sent to the printer, with title in editor's hand and other typesetting marks. Fine (minor soiling and smudges along right margin, not affecting legibility), in maroon cloth folding case . Manuscript poem by the American poet Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830-1886) on the assassination of President Garfield. "After the death in 1870 of William Gilmore Simms, an old friend and mentor, Hayne became the chief literary spokesman for the South, an unofficial postwar laureate for the late Confederacy" (ANB). Hayne composed this poem after the attack on President James A. Garfield by Charles J. Guiteau at the Washington railroad station on 2 July 1881. Originally titled "The President's (Unseen) Company" with the subtitle "The Prayers of the People will not let the old Soldier die!", and dedicated to Mrs. Garfield, the poem was re-titled by the editor and published as "The Unseen Host." The poem, in three stanzas of six, five, and six verses, reads in part: Angels are these, born on the breath of prayer! - For him through all the land, fervent and sweet, What prayers oh! Christ, have risen to kiss Thy feet! No marvel then a Spritiual Concourse stands Beside his bed, lifting ethereal hands Against all treacherous demons of the dark!- With mystic wings they fan his vital spark Garfield lingered and succumbed to the assassin's bullet on 19 Sept 1881

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        A Collection of Novels Inscribed to Close Friend

      First. A collection of twenty-one novels by Dell, nearly all Inscribed to her close friend, the childhood nurse of her adopted niece with whom she shared a home for many years.Ethel Mary Dell (1881-1939) was a popular romance novelist in the early part of the 20th Century. Born in 1881 to a middle class English family, she led a quiet, ordinary life, being very shy and retiring in nature. Although introverted, she had a lively imagination and began writing stories, and getting them published in popular magazines, at a young age. Her first novel, The Way of an Eagle, was published in 1911 and was an immediate success. She continued writing popular romance novels until her death in 1939. Many of her works, including several here, were turned into silent films in the 1910s and 1920s.Dell's extraordinary popularity can be difficult for today's readers to appreciate but her influence is reflected in the writings of several authors with whom they would be more familiar. For example, the monologues of James Joyce's character Gerty MacDowell in Ulysses are written in the style of Dell's novels. P.G. Wodehouse created a character in his famous Jeeves and Wooster series based on Dell: "Rosie M. Banks," and in a separate short story he also had a similar character named "Leila M. Pinkney." Both characters are authors of romance novels and explicitly based on Dell. The protagonist of George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying frequently mentions Dell. In these instances both Orwell and Wodehouse were critical of Dell and exhibited the tendency of writers and artists of every age to disparage their contemporaries whose appeal was broader, and whose success was more commercial. Dell reportedly paid little heed to such attacks; she considered herself a storyteller first and foremost. Her aim was to entertain her readers, and this she accomplished. While her fame has long ago waned, her writing and its immense popularity are no less a reflection of her time than the relatively few works of her peers that are still read today.Despite her lucrative writing career and its attendant fame, Dell remained almost pathologically shy. Few photographs were ever taken of her and she was never interviewed by the press. When she was forty, she married Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Savage, who dedicated himself to his wife's career and fiercely guarded her privacy. Because of these circumstances, signed books by Dell are rare. This set of her works, with their intimate association, is therefore highly unusual.The twenty-one books in the collection range from 1915 to 1938. A few of the books are reprints, but most are English or American first editions, and most are inscribed in the year of publication. The copies lack dustjackets, and are generally in very good to fine condition. Full condition details upon request. The collection includes:The Knave of Diamonds. 1915 Inscribed early reprint.The Keeper of the Door. 1916 early reprint.The Lamp in the Desert. 1919 Inscribed first American edition.The Tidal Wave and Other Stories. 1919 Inscribed first edition.The Top of the World. 1920 Inscribed first edition.Rosa Mundi and Other Stories. 1921 Inscribed first edition.The Obstacle Race. 1921 Inscribed first edition.Charles Rex. 1922 Inscribed first edition.The Odds, and Other Stories. 1922 Inscribed first edition.Tetherstones. 1923 Inscribed first American edition.The Unknown Quantity. 1924 Inscribed first American edition.The Passer-By and Other Stories. 1925 Inscribed first American edition.A Man Under Authority. 1926 Inscribed first American edition.The Black Knight. 1927 Inscribed second American printing.The House of Happiness and Other Stories. 1927 Inscribed first American edition.Peggy By Request: The Love Story of Noel and Peggy from "The Keeper of the Door" Written by Request of Some of My Readers. 1928 Inscribed first American edition.Dona Celestis. 1933 Inscribed first American edition.The Prison Wall. 1933 Inscribed first American edition.Where Three Roads Meet. 1936 Inscribed first American edition.The Juice of The Pomegranate. 1938 Inscribed first American edition.The Serpent in the Garden. Inscribed first American edition, 1938. .

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        Studer's Popular Ornithology: the Birds of North America Drawn and Colored from Nature

      New York: Jacob H. Studer & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1881. First Edition; First Printing. Full Leather. "Upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties, comprising all that are known to exist on this continent are represented on the one hundred and nineteen crayon plates artistically drawn and colored by Theodore Jasper: including a letter press devoted to giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics based on standard authorities, and the most eminent writers on ornithology of the day." Bound in original full leather boards with gilt decorations and ornate titling on the front board and gilt decorations on the back board, it has been rebacked in contemporary leather with gilt titling. Boards have wear at the corners and along the edges, front hinge beginning to separate from the spine, internal hinges have been reinforced and there is evidence of where some of the pages have been repaired. Gorgeous full page color illustrations, a very nice item in good solid condition. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        The Baptist encyclop?dia : a dictionary of the doctrines, ordinances, usages, confessions of faith, sufferings, labors, and successes, and of the general history of the Baptist denomination in all lands... ...with numerous biographical ... (Truncated)

      Philadelphia : L.H. Everts, 1881, c1880, 1881, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Single Volume EditionFull Book Title: The Baptist encyclopædia : a dictionary of the doctrines, ordinances, usages, confessions of faith, sufferings, labors, and successes, and of the general history of the Baptist denomination in all lands... ...with numerous biographical sketches of distinguished American and foreign Baptists, and a supplement / edited by William CathcartFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1324 pages; Physical desc.: (1324 p., [1] leaf of plates) : ill., ports., facsims. ; 28 cm. Notes: Includes bibliographical references. Subject: Baptists - Dictionaries.Baptists - Biography.

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        Brustbild, Portrait im Profil nach links.

      1881. Schabkunstblatt von Alphonse Legros, 1881. 24,7:17,4 cm. Beraldi 238; Thieme/Becker XV (Haden), p. 419. Vor aller Schrift.- Auf festem Bütten. Vollrandig. Minimal stockfleckig..

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

      Williams & Norgate Ltd, London, 1881, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Later Glassine d/ws, First EditionSize: Lge 8vo, 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.

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        Report of the San Francisco Public Kindergarten Society For the Three Years ending Sept. 1st, 1881. [A History of the Silver Street Kindergarten]

      San Francisco Free Kindergarten Society, San Francisco, 1881, Pamphlet, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 5" by 6¾", Account of the first three years of the free kindergarten established in 1878 after a visit by Felix Adler, on the Froebel plan; directed by Kate D. Smith, who was called up from Los Angeles to run it. Later in 1881, Miss Smith married Bradley Wiggin, after which she resigned from teaching and began to write children's books to support the kindergarten. Wiggin's first published work, scarce. Thin pamphlet, brown covers, silver tiling. Worn, chipped, creased, spine torn & chipped, couple of pages dog-eared. Text clean; [34] pages.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      Hartford: The American Publishing Company,, 1881. Octavo (210 × 164 mm). Contemporary blue crushed half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, marbled sides, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine faded, extremities rubbed, occasional minor spotting to contents. An excellent copy. An attractively bound copy of this classic novel, first published in 1876.

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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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      A. Marescq Aîné, Paris 1881 - RO40179882: 6 tomes d'env. 800-1000 pages chacun. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés sur les dos. Page de faux-titre du tome I déchirée, avec manque. 3e édition dans laquelle a été refondu l'ancien ouvrage de MM. Goujet et Merger. Contenant la législation, la Jurisprudence, l'opinion des auteurs, les usages du commerce, les droits de timbre et d'enregistrement, enfin des modèles de tous les actes qui peuvent être faits soit par les membres des Tribunaux de commerce, soit par les commerçants eux-mêmes. Tome I: A-AS. Tome II: AT-COM. Tome III: COM-EX. Tome IV: F-J. Tome V: J-PROP. Tome VI: PROP-Z. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 343-Droit fiscal, commercial, défense [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sikandar Nama, E Bara, Or Book Of Alexander The Great - Written A. D. 1200 by Abu Muhammad Bin Yusuf Bin Mu,Ayyid-I-Nizamu-Din

      London: W. H. Allen & CO, 1881. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        Rolls and Historical Sketch of the Tenth Regiment, So. Ca. Volunteers, in the Army of the Confederate States

      Charleston, S.C.: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Printers. 1881. First. First edition. Small octavo. 138pp., with a color plate of the regiment's battle flag at the front. Light blue printed paper wrappers. Two small tears at the spine ends, light soiling to the rear wrap, else near fine. A scarce contemporary history by one the regiment's commanders, Lieutenant-Colonel Walker. Organized at Camp Marion, near Georgetown, South Carolina, the unit began its service in August 1861 and quickly gained notoriety as a well-disciplined regiment. The unit fought in skirmishes and major battles throughout the Confederate States and surrendered on April 26, 1865. A handsome copy in the original wraps. .

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        A Picturesque Tour in Picturesque Lands: France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Tyrol, Italy & Scandinavia.

      London: Strahan and Company, Ltd., 1881,. in-folio, 312 p. illustrated with 160 wood engravings each protected by tissue paper. full publisher's leather binding, vellum spine (joint cracked).. First Edition. fine. Limited Deluxe Edition printed on special hand-made paper with proofs of illustrations on Japanese paper. This being number 249 of 300 copies for England and 300 copies for America.Cover is tooled, tan leather bound with ornate red and turquoise tulip design on both boards, some dirt, scuffs and marks on front and back boards but overall very clean. Contents fine, book covers a bit used, else near fine with strong points. Illustrations for the Swiss part are: Over the pass / On the road to Chamouni / Swiss scene / Mountain-Path / Avalanche / Chamois-Hunter / Alpine Guide / Railway up the mountain / Sunrise on the Righi / Swiss village etc etc. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Ueber Gastroskopie und Oesophagoskopie (pp.1405-1408; 1437-1443; 1473-1475; 1505-1507; 1537-1541; 1573-1577; 1629-1631, 3 Abb.).

      - Wien. med. Presse, 22. - Wien, Verlag von Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1881, 4°, (6) pp., 1644 Sp., Halbleinenband der Zeit. First Edition! - Johann von Mikulicz-Radecki (1850-1905) "was the first to use the electric oesophagoscope invented by Leiter in 1880. He was among the most distinguished of Billroth's pupils and contributed much to cancer surgery." - Garrison & Morton No.3475 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Julia Ward Howe pens a stanza of her most famous composition, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

      "Autograph Quotation Signed, ""Julia Ward Howe,"" and ""J. W. H.,"" 2 pages, 8"" x 10"", Boston, November 17, 1881, being the fifth stanza of ""The Battle Hymn of the Republic,"" transcribed for collector William J. Bok in Brooklyn. Light horizontal creases, very light soiling, a small news clipping affixed to verso, else fine condition. Howe writes, in full: ""In the beauty of the lilies Christ was bornacross the sea,With a glory in his bosom that transfiguresyou and me;As he died to make men holy, let us dieto make men free,While God is marching on."" On the verso she adds a short note: ""Thanks for your kind letter. I send the enclosed with pleasure. J.W.H."" First composed in 1860 (according to a notation by Howe in this transcription), the poem was placed to music, using the tune from the popular song, ""John Brown's Body,"" and published in February 1862. It became an instant hit and has remained a popular American patriotic song to this day."

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        Nilbilder. Vier und zwanzig Facsimilies nach Aquarellen. Naturaufnahmen während zweier Orientreisen 1862 und 1865. Erläuternede Texte von A. E. Brehm und J. Dümichen.

      Wandsbeck, Seitz, 1881.. III + 81 S. + 24 Tafeln. OLwd.. Mit allen Tafeln sowie den zugehörigen Seidenhemdchen mit Titeleien. - Ebd. fachmännisch restauriert, leichte Lichtschatten, leichte Gbrsp. Die Abbildung zeigt einen Ausschnitt.

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        The Survey of Western Palestine. Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. (3 Volume Set) (1. sheets I.-IV. Galilee. -- 2. sheets VII.-XVI. Samaria. -- 3. sheets XVII.-XXVI. Judaea.)

      The Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1881-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 3 volume set. 31 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. Hardcover. Windsor Castle, Chapter library stamps and markings (released in 1948). Bindings are worn (particularly vol. 3, which is not rebacked), 2 volumes rebacked on library cloth. Some color illustrations, many black and white illustrations. Includes:1. sheets I.-IV. Galilee. --2. sheets VII.-XVI. Samaria. --3. sheets XVII.-XXVI. Judaea. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Scenes in Ceylon

      London: Chapman Hall, 1881., 1881Oblong folio, 37 x 55.5 cms. (15 x 32 inches). Title, errata slip, 20 plates with descriptive letterpress in verse. Front board with faded title and authors' names along with a branch with green leaves and red berries. Boards and spine professionally restored. Internally title page somewhat dusty, but tight and clean with only a few light spots. Attractive illustrations of life in Ceylon in the mid-late nineteenth century from an European perspective. Copac only list one copy, in the BL. This is a large and heavy book which would require extra postage. We can only post abroad where a signature on arrival or similar can be obtained.

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        La circulation du sang. A l'état physiologie et dans les maladies.

      - Paris, Mason, 1881, 4°, (8), 747 pp., mit 358 Holzstichen, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit 5 Bünden und Rückenvergoldung; Rücken erneuert, feines Exemplar. THE PHYSIOLOGY OF CIRCULATION - First Edition! - "This work based on Etienne Jules Marey's (1830-1904) earlier "Physiologie médicale de la circulation du sang" has the added benefit of nearly twenty years experience, study and research. Marey again presents a comprehensive study of the circulatory system's physiology and pathology, and in addition, he places special emphasis on the clinical sings of cardiac healt and diseases as well as the instrumentation necessary". -cf. Heirs of Hippocrates, No.1048; Garrison & Morton No. 783 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photographic Illustrations of Skin Diseases.

      . New York, E.B.Trat, No.757 Broadway, 1881, 4°, 102 pp., "Forthy-eight Plates from Life. Colored by Hand", Halbledereinband der Zeit.. Very early edition - third edition or as it is elsewhere offered, first edition, third issue. - George Henry Fox (1846-1937) was professor of dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and consulting dermatologist to the Board of Health in the same city. As was customary in his day, he traveled as a young man to Europe for further training, and studied with Virchow in Berlin, Bazin, Hardy and Vidal in Paris, Tilbury Fox and Jonathan Hutchinson in London and notably with Hebra in Vienna. - He has made many contributions, particularly to symptomology, is one of the founders of the American Dermatological Association. This important atlas of skin diseases is his major work. His first atlas "Photographic illustration of skin diseases" ((1879)1880) has 48 plates. According to Dann this was the first dermatological work to make use of a duplicating technique known as heliography or photo-engraving which was invented in 1878. - He is known eponymously for "Fox-Fordyce diseases", describing a papular itchy eruption, confined to the axillae, nipples and pubes, and considered to be a disfunction of the apocrine gland. - See Garrison & Morton No.3996 (1880); Ehring, Skin Diseases, 224 (1880); Pusey, Hist. Dermatol., 147-148; Shelly-G., Classics in Clinical Dermatology, p.324.

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