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        A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. 1846-1847.

      [Salt Lake City, UT], 1881. First Edition. Leather bound. Good. 376pp. Octavo [23 cm] in full brown sheep with gilt-stamped backstrip and blind embossed decorative borders to boards. Heavy rubbing to extremities, spine quite faded, chipping to spine at tips, nick to front board at top; hinges cracked (but holding), leaf of Contents completely disbound (but present), first gathering shaky; rippling from damp throughout, with very occasional dampstaining. Detailed narrative of the Mormon Battalion and their march from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego. The Mormon Battalion was the only religious unit in American Military history. Flake/Draper 9063. Howes T452. Auerbach 1343. Zamorano 75.

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        To the Central African Lakes and Back: The Narrative of the Royal Geographical Society's East Central African Expedition, 1878–80. With a Short Biographical Notice of the Late Mr. Keith Johnston.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed brown cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt and black, titles and decoration to front covers in black, publisher's device and single rules to rear covers in black, green floral endpapers, edges untrimmed. Monogrammed book label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to front pastedowns. Library blind stamp to front free endpaper of vol. 1. Spines rolled and very slightly darkened, extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, small marking to top edge of vol. 1 front board, light foxing to page-edges, the very occasional marginal spot or mark, endpapers rather oxidised, a few small spots to margins of frontispieces and to title page, remains an excellent copy. Mounted photographic frontispiece to each volume, 2 folding maps. First edition of this classic account of one of the most successful British expeditions to Africa in the 19th century. Thomson, months after graduating from Edinburgh University, was in 1878 appointed geologist and naturalist to a Royal Geographical Society expedition under the command of Alexander Johnston, with the aim of opening up a route from Dar es Salaam to lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika. When Johnston died a month after setting out, Thomson found himself in charge together with James Chuma, a Presbyterian-trained Yao who had worked with Livingstone, and continued "across the Rufiji to Ifakara and on through the countries of the Hehe and the Bena into the Kipengere Mountains. Finally, his body racked with fever, Thomson plunged into the northern waters of Lake Nyasa on 22 September 1879. Thomson next examined the unexplored plateau separating lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika, becoming the first European to traverse its 250 miles of mountain and valley He could have returned home with honour. Instead he continued northward along the western shores of Lake Tanganyika On Christmas day 1879 Thomson finally reached the Lukuga River and found it unmistakably flowing swiftly west, and thus emptying, not filling, Lake Tanganyika. His epic journey continued across the lake to Ujiji, then back to the Lukuga River, and then westward towards the headwaters of the Zaïre River [before diverting to] Lake Rukwa, which he was the first European to see" (ODNB), reaching Bagamoyo the coast on 10 July. "Thomson had trekked 3000 miles in the unusually short period of fourteen months. There had been no major fights, no defections, and no unnecessary loss of life. He had collected nearly 200 new species of flora (including a tree fern named after him) and 15 new species of lacustrine conchology (one named after him), and had made some general observations on geology, terrain, and cartography" (ibid.) Howgego IV T20. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kokumin no Genki

      Kinsendo, Tokyo 1881 - First translation of William Tell, `Marie Therese`. A rare first edition of the first translation of the famous story of William Tell into Japanese. Possibly an outline translation from an edition of Friedrich von Schiller`s play. The contents focus on William Tell and the old Swiss confederacy. Slight browning, occasional offsetting, ex-ownership inscriptions/stamps/stickers. Edges chipped. Damage to endpapers, bindings starting. Occasional stains to contents. Good only. Includes 8 lithographic b&w illustrations. 101 and 116 p. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annales industrielles (42 volumes, 1881-1895)

      Ducher & Cie,Librairie générale de l'architecture et des travaux publics 0 - Ensemble de 28 volumes in-4 (env. 22,5 x 31 cm) et de 14 volumes in-folio (env. 33 x 43 cm) d'environ 104 planches chaque, reliure demi-peau, années 1881 à 1894-95 des "Annales industrielles", publiées par Frédureau & Cie, ingénieurs civils, traitant notamment de travaux publics, architecture, génie mécanique, etc. Deux tomes par année, chacune accompagnée d'un grand volume d'une centaine de planches ; quelques marques d'usage aux coiffes, coins et mors selon le volume, bel ensemble. (Note : notre photo de reflète qu'une année sur les 14 présentes dans ce lot)

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        Lettres sur l'Amérique : Canada - Etats-Unis - Havane - Rio de Plata. Nouvelle édition.

      - Paris, E. Plon & Cie, 1881. 2 volumes in-12, (6)-367-(1) et (4)-369 pp., plein maroquin rouge, tranches dorées (coiffes très légèrement frottées, manque d'or à la tomaison du volume 1). ENVOI autographe signé de l'auteur à Stéphen Liégeard. Bel exemplaire sous une riche reliure. * USA, Québec, Cuba, Argentine * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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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

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 - 1881 Original Paperback Wisden with Facsimile Spine

      1881. Hi, This lot is an Original 1881 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine. This is in Good to Very good condition, overall this is a very nice book, the things to note is that there is some foxing inthe book but it is not off putting, there are also cover touch ups to the edges and a new facsimile spine added. The covers are clean with name to the front cover in ink, other than the foxing internally it is very nice and tightly bound.

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        Russlands Pferde-Racen. Mit Zeichnungen von H. Schenck.

      Halle Otto Hendel 1881 - In-4; Vortitel, VIII (inkl. Titel), 216 pp mit 8 Textabb., 20 lith. Tafeln, 1 farb. Karte; OLn. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (leicht berieben und geringfügig fleckig); leicht gebräunt und gelegentlich etwas fleckig, erstes und letztes Blatt stockfleckig. Nicht in Mennessier; Hinrichs 7, 217. - DetailIierte, anspruchsvoll illustrierte Studie über die Waldpferde, Steppenpferde, Gebirgspferde und Schwarzerde-Rassen im Zarenreich. Der Autor war Professor für Landwirtschaft an der Universität Halle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ko^eki NOKO^ ZENSHO 5 vols

      1881. Fine. [AGRICULTURE] Miyazaki Ryujo. Koeki NOKO ZENSHO 5 vols. Tokyo, n.d.[1881]. Bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original covers and title labels. 22.7 x 15.5 cm. An extensive guide to the practice of agriculture in the early modern era of Meiji Japan. Largely text, but illustrated throughout in woodcut, some of which in each volume are skillfully colored. Near fine condition. Unusual and important work. Miyazaki Ryujo had also produced such importantlandmarks of modern learning as the Shintei Nihon yochi zenzu of 1878. Complete.

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        [GREAT GAME: CHINA] Puteshestvie po Kitayu v 1874-1875 gg. (cherez Sibir, Mongoliyu, Vostochny, Sredny i Severo-Zapadny Kitai): Iz dnevnika chlena ekspeditsii P.Y. Pyasetskogo [i.e. Travel across China in 1874-75 (via Siberia, Mongolia, Eastern, Central and Northwestern China): From the Diary of the Expedition Member P.Y. Pyasetsky]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of M. Stasyulevich, 1881. [With]: Pyasetsky, P.Y. Neudachnaya ekspeditsiya v Kitai 1874-1875 gg. V otvet na xashchitu g. Sosnovskogo po povodu knigi ''Puteshestvie v Kitai'' [i.e. Unsuccessful expedition to China. In Reply to the Defense of Mr. Sosnovsky about the book ''Travel across China'']. Three volumes bound in two bindings. [2 - t.p.], 560; [2 - t.p.], iii, 561-1122, 4, xviii; [2 - t.p.], 298, ii pp. Octavo. With twenty-four tinted lithographed plates and a folding lithographed map at rear. Private library stamp of D.K. Trenyov on the title page of the ''Neudachnaya Ekspeditsiya…'' Modern (period style) half leather with gilt lettered titles on the spines. Map with a tear neatly repaired, otherwise a very good copy. Rare. First edition. Firsthand account of the 1874-75 Russian surveying expedition to the little-known areas of the northwestern China and the Gobi Desert under command of Captain of Imperial General Staff Yulyan Sosnovsky (1842-?). Amid the intensifying Great Game Russia was looking for the development of diplomatic and trade relations with China, as well as for the investigation of possible routes to Tibet. The 1870s saw several military reconnaissance expeditions organized by the Russian government, including an earlier one, led by Sosnovsky to the upper reaches of the Black Irtysh in northwestern China (1872-73). The 1874-75 ''scientific and trade'' expedition was the result of the mutual work of the Imperial Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of War, and aimed to ascertain the shortest way from Western Siberia to the Sichuan province in southwestern China; to outline the best sites for prospective Russian trade, and to gather information about the Dugan Revolt in Western China (1862-77). The expedition party numbered nine people, including Yulian Sosnovsky, topographer Captain Zinovy Matusosky (1843-?), doctor and artist Pavel Pyasetsky, photographer Adolf Boyarsky, translators and guards. The expedition left Russia from the border town of Kyakhta in July 1874 and proceeded to Beijing via Ulan-Bator, Gobi Desert, and Kalgan (Zhangjiakou); went to Tianjin, took a steamer to Shanghai, and went up the Yangtse to Nanjing and Hankou. Then they followed the ancient Silk Road, going to the upper reaches of the Han River where the main survey started; visited Hanzhong and Lanzhou (where they crossed the Yellow River); followed the Great Wall of China to Suzhou (Gansu Province), and went across the western Gobi Desert to the Hami Oasis. Then they crossed Tian Shan Mountains, and proceeded northwest via Barkul (Zhenxi Fu) and Guzhen, arriving to the Lake Zaysan Russian border post in October 1875. As a result a new route to China was discovered which was over 2000 versts shorter than the previously known. The book was written by the expedition doctor and artist Pavel Pyasetsky (1843-1919), and is illustrated with twenty-four lithographed plates after his original sketches made on the way. He was a prolific artist and produced over a thousand sketches during the travel. The main text is supplemented with a List of plants, collected on the way from Fancheng to Zaysan border post (Provinces of Hubei, Shaanxi, and Gansu, and Mongolia); a List of drawings made during the travel and comprising the exhibition in the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1876, and an article by N. Petrovsky Scientific and trade expedition to China in 1874-75; the folding lithographed map outlines the route of the expedition. Pyasetsky's book was awarded with the gold medal of the Russian Geographical Society. The book was quickly translated into French and English. The second volume is bound with another work by Pyasetsky shedding light to the controversy which existed between the expedition members. In the main text Pyasetsky on numerous occasions accused the head of the party Sosnovsky in the abuse of power and expedition money; the 'third' part of the book is his passionate pamphlet bringing more facts proving Sosnovsky's misconduct. A year later Sosnovsky published his own version of the events, thus continuing the 'pamphlet war' (Sosnovsky, Y. Ekspeditsiya v Kitai v 1874-75. St. Petersburg, 1882). Overall an interesting Russian work on the Inner China with relations to the Great Game in Central Asia.

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        The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (2 Volume set)

      New York: D. Appleton, 1881. First Edition. Thick Octavo. Vol. I, xxi, 707 pages, [10 leaves of plates (1 folded); Vol. II, xvii, 808 pages [23] leaves of plates (13 folded); includes bibliographic references and indexes.. Along with Bledsoe and Alexander Stephens, this massive work forms the most significant defenses of the right to secession and what has come to be called "the lost cause". When the set was issued very few Southerners could afford its $20 price so most copies ended up in Northern Libraries and few sales took place beyond that and it was not reprinted unabridged until 1958. Jefferson Davis came with a remarkable breadth of political and military experience. He had served in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, had commanded a Mississippi regiment in the Mexican War, and had served as Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce. He spent three years writing these volumes and assembled an immense amount of material. While some will disparage its special pleading, it cannot be denied he has at least presented the key ideas that drove the South to believe a break with the Union and war was preferable to dominance by Northern politicians and special interests. Bound in brown cloth centrally stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt, edges rubbed, previous owner's name Thomas Rutherford, Winnipeg, mar 15/89. Rutherford who established a lumber and planning mill with his partner in Ontario. A very clean handsome set. [Howes D-120; In Tall Cotton, 34; Nevins II, 51].

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        My Journey to Medinah describing a Pilgrimage to Medinah performed by the Author disguised as a Mohammedan

      First edition. 8vo. Original sky blue pictorial cloth, gilt. Rubbing and discoloration to extremities. Attractive foliate endpapers. viii, 212 pp. London: Tinsley Brothers,

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        Bild Dürnstein - gerahmt

      Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962), "Dürnstein" in der Wachau, Farbradierung, Plattengröße: 25 x 23,5 cm Abdruck von den Originalplatten ( Vermerk auch "n. Luigi Kasimir" mit Bleistift) , Rahmengröße: 39 x 36 cm aus dem Nachlass mit Signatur Das Bild ist gerahmt und in einem sehr guten Zustand. ca. 1970er

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        The Doll's Journey from Minnesota to Maine" [in] Routledge's Christmas Number

      London and New York: George Routledge & Sons, [1881]. First edition. Quarto (27 cm). Original stiff wrappers with chromolithograph front wrapper designed by the French artist, Hector Giacomelli, with adverts to rear wrapper; 40 pp., [2] pp. adverts in rear; chromolithographed specimen covers for Every Girl's Magazine & Every Boy's Magazine; eight full page chromolithographs from designs by Kate Greenaway (Little Fanny' - frontispiece), Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Doré, Adrien Marie, E. Niczky, C. Delort, & L. Hopkins. Also includes the first appearance of Louisa May Alcott's short story, "The Doll's Journey from Minnesota to Maine," as well as other Christmas-related stories. Highly collectible since its release for the 1881 Christmas season, our copy is in particularly well-preserved condition. Some minor chipping to wrapper edges and spine ends, wrappers are still firmly attached; easily a VG copy. With a presentation bookplate by the noted ornithologist, Witmer Stone, laid in. Just over a dozen copies located institutionally via OCLC.

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        The Expiring Continent A Narrative of Travel in Senegambia

      First edition, with folding map & 16 plates. 8vo. Original pictorial brown cloth, gilt, a.e.g. in a navy slipcase. Small closed tear along central fold of map, a fine copy otherwise. pp. viii, 470. London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 

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        India. Handbook of the Bombay Presidency. with an account of Bombay city.

      John Murray London 1881 - Second edition. pp. viii, 405, 66 adverts dated 1880-81, 4 maps and plans including the folding map in rear pocket, a couple of prelimnary pages detached, inner hinges cracked, original red cloth gilt, slightly stained and rubbed; otherwise a very good copy. This title is one of the four "Presidencies" which also include Bengal, Madras and Punjab. Bombay and Madras were the first to be published. All are extremely rare and highly collectible. Maps include a plan of Bombay and a general map of the entire "Presidency". Endpapers dated "Endpapers dated September 1880". Lister 221 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Boy and I or On The Road to Slumberland

      G W Harlan/Lovis C. Tiffany Co 1881 - Oblong, blind-stamped, limp leather. Pages and plates loose due to the loss of the silk ties but are present, title page and endpapers browned with some modest chipping to the edges, leather dry and worn with chipping to corners, thus good only. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of Watercolours by a British tourist.

      - 1885 1881 - Collection of 96 watercolours on paper (sizes vary from 8 x 9 cm to 18 x 25 cm) mounted on 20 cards (37 x 51 cm) recto and verso, all with ink captions providing a place and a date, two watercolours signed "AH"; a few watercolours with tears, mostly closed, some staining, especially to cardboards. Loose, preserved in a recent box. These charming watercolour sketches were evidently made by a British traveller on a touristic trip, as they capture natural and architectural beauties of the regions he or she visited. Considerable number of sketches (35 watercolours and 8 pencil drawings) were made in Georgia and Crimea, capturing castles, churches and bird-eye views of Batumi, Borjomi, Alushta, Balaklava, Yalta and other places. Particularly interesting are views of Batumi, where traces of the recent Ottoman rule are clearly visible (such as views of a mosque and of the Turkish Governor's house). This Georgian city, incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1878, was the last Black Sea port annexed by Russia during the Russian conquest of that area. The traveller evidently spent a considerable time in Corfu, among the remaining views numerous from Corfu and Albania, with a few from Montenegro, England and the French Alps. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Herinneringen ontleend aan reizen te water, te voet, te paard en per spoor. Amsterdam, 1881. Niet in den handel.

      44 pag. + 19 pag. with mostly lithographed plates. Half linen (back damaged). Very rare book by a strange author, describing his journeys through the Dutch East Indies. The plates are by Tresling & Co and depict Batavia c.a., Soerabaja, Samarang, Soerakarta, a fregatschip, Bali and a large folding map of Java. Foxing.

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      Hartford, Connecticut: The American Publishing Company, 1881. Very good in the original publisher's decorative blue cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in black and gilt. Inner hinges have been neatly repaired. Firmly bound with modest rubbing to the extremities. Clean and bright text with no name, bookplate or other markings. Nice place holder for the collector who cannot afford the first printing. See photos. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design

      Vendome Press - 0865652503 Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design - Limited Numbered Edition with Three Original Signed and Numbered Color Prints; Linen Box Contains Nine Containers of Real Gem Stones - Mother of Pearl Number #18 affixed to box spine; Box interior is also Thrice Signed; No 18 of 500; by Janet Zapata (Author), Amanda Vaill (Author), David Behl (Photographer); one very small closed tear to lower corner of print holder; Original Linen case is in Fine condition Paperback book is factory-sealed unread condition; First Edition; very scarce. Dazzling and celebrity-filled, this survey of the life, times, and works of Seaman Schepps (1881-1972), one of New York's greatest jewelers, is being published to accompany an important exhibition of his stunning designs. A true original, Schepps created eye-popping jewels that fused exotic materials with a sexy style and captured the imagination of trend-setting American women. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Imp. Manuel Tello. Madrid, 1881. . 27,5 cm. 487 pág. Ilustr. con estados y croquis, en el texto, y 11 láms., 9 de ellas plegadas, 3 de las cuales son mapas, en colores. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        E. S. DENISON'S YOSEMITE VIEWS. Sam Miller, Agent. 2 Mont'g. St. San Francisco.; [Cover title reads: "Yosemite and the Big Trees of California. Tourist and Ticket Agency. 2 Montgomery St. Cor. Market St. San Francisco].

      [San Francisco: Lith. H. S. Crocker & Co.], n.d. (but 1880-1881). Color pictorial wrappers printed in black, red, and gilt; [104] pp., including 2 maps (the first with train schedule dated 1881 from San Francisco to Yosemite on facing page, the second map with lithograph of the Yosemite & Madera stagecoach on facing page), and 50 full-page lithographed views each with facing caption page with vignette lithos. Housed in gray cloth slipcase with 1 plexiglass side. Half-inch chip to bottom of spine, corner tips of rear wrapper lost, moderate soiling to white portions of wrappers, overall still quite presentable and internally fine. Other than 1 view each of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, all the scenes are of Yosemite and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. According to Curry & Kruska's "Bibliography of Yosemite" H. S. Crocker lithographs were drawn by E. (Emmanuel) Wyttenbach after George Fiske's photographs. A rare Yosemite view book, quite scarce in commerce and with only 10 recorded on OCLC/WorldCat. Currey & Kruska 100. Very good.

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        L'Oiseau. Illustré par H. GIACOMELLI.

      Paris, Hachette, 1881. - 28 x 20,5 cm, 424 p., 210 planches et vignettes sur bois dessinées par Giacomelli. Maroquin vert, dos à nerfs orné d'un décor d'entrelacs dorés, auteur et titre dorés au dos, décor de filets et d'entrelacs dorés sur les plats, dentelle dorée intérieure, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées. Très bel exemplaire. Deuxième tirage de la première édition illustrée de 1867. Remarquable exemplaire sur Chine en superbe condition. Réf. bibliographiques : Vicaire, V, 833. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bahnbrechende Grammatik des klassischen Chinesisch

      Gabelentz, Georg [Conon] von der: Chinesische Grammatik. Mit Ausschluss des niederen Stiles und der heutigen Umgangssprache. Mit einem Frontispiz (auf gelbem, stärkerem Papier) und weiteren 3, davon 2 gefalteten Schrifttafel. Leipzig: Weigel (Holzhausen, Wien) 1881. Gr. 8°. Privater Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem, mittels Ornamenten verziertem Rückentitel, Vorsätzen aus mehrfarbigem Steinmarmorpapier und marmoriertem Schnitt. Der originale gelbe Vorderumschlag mit chinesischem Titeldruck ist als Frontispiz eingebunden. Erstausgabe dieser bahnbrechenden, bis heute in Umfang und Genauigkeit unübertroffenen Grammatik des klassischen Chinesisch, aus der Feder des deutschen Sinologen und Sprachwissenschafter Georg Gabelentz, seines Zeichens Inhaber des an der Universität Leipzig ausgerichteten ersten deutschen Lehrstuhls für ostasiatische Sprachen (1878-1889). Insbesondere aufgrund der vom Autor hier erstmals angewandten, gleichzeitig analytischen wie synthetischen (also hörer- und sprecherbezogenen) Systematik in der Darstellung der Struktur des Chinesischen ist „der Gabelentz" für Sinologen und Sprachtypologen nach wie ein Lehr- und Nachschlagebuch ersten Ranges, und erfuhr er deshalb bis in die Gegenwart mehrere Nachdrucke und Neuauflagen. Die Tafeln zeigen zahlreiche Schriftzeichen und Schreibvorlagen. Bei liegt ein einseitig bedrucktes Blatt mit Errata des Werks »Concise Dictionary of Chinese on the basis of K'anghi« von John Chalmers, das gleichenjahrs ebenfalls bei Weigel in Leipzig, erschienen war. Einband an den Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, Besitzervermerk mit Bleistift bzw. Besitzerstempel auf den vorderen und hinteren Vorsätzen, sonst ausgezeichnet erhaltenes, fleckenfreies und kaum gebräuntes Exemplar dieses selten angebotenen Referenzwerks, das laut JAP bzw. APO seit 1950 erst ein einziges Mal zur Auktion eingebracht wurde. Cordier; Biblioteca Sinica, 1679; Killy zit. WBIS/DBA 3.0277.052.

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        The Sikandar Namae Barà or Book of Alexander the Great written AD 1200

      First edition. Facsimile of leaf from the Persian text from which the translation was made. Large 8vo. Original green cloth, boards stamped in black, gilt titling to spine; cloth a touch rubbed and marked, amateur paper repair to leaf b8, very good otherwise. pp. xxxi, [1]blank, 831, [1]blank. London: W. H. Allen & Co.,

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        Leipzig 25. 01. 1796 - 12. 02. 1871 Leipzig). Königl. hannoverscher Generalkonsul, Mitglied des sächsischen Landtags und Kaufmann in Leipzig. Brustbild mit Plaston leicht nach links.

      - Bleistiftzeichnung v. Carl Blos, dat. 1881, 22x 21 (H) Originalzeichnung auf Velin mit leichter Deckweiß Retusche unter den Augen des Porträtierten. Rechts unten monogrammiert und datiert:: CB (18)81.Seine Firma in Leipzig war "Johann George Schmidt". Laut alter Beschreibung nach einem Kupferstich und einer Daguerrotyoie aus dem Jahre 1846 von Carl Blos in Karlsruhe gemalt. - Fest in ein altes, ovales Passepartout mit Goldfacette geklebt. - Frühe Arbeit von Carl Blos (1860 - 1941). - Sehr schönes Blatt

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        [three lines in syllabic characters, the first two transliterated as] Chi gothi tostomomenti ... [then in English] The New Testament translated into the Chipewyan language by the Archdeacon Kirkby.

      Pr. for the British & Foreign Bible Society, 1881. First edition of the first New Testament in Chipewyan, an Athapascan language that should not be confused with Chippewa, the latter being an Algonquian language. The Chipewyans live in the Canadian Arctic regions around Hudson Bay, including Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, as well as northern parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It is printed in the Evans syllabic script with a syllabarium preceding the text. Darlow and Moule say of printing in Chipewyan to their time: "With the exception of parts of the Book of Common Prayer and some hymns, no other Chipewyan editions have been printed." That is not exactly true, for a few books of the Bible and the Gospels had also appeared prior to the publication of their monumental Bible bibliography; but the language was (and is) still => not a common one to see. William West Kirkby (1827-1907) of the Church Missionary Society translated various works into Chipewyan, Wyandot, Slavey, and Cree. He may well have also been the first Anglican missionary to penetrate the American Arctic Circle. Provenance: Gift inscription from A.D. Keewatin to the Rev. Arthur Henry Gibson on his ordination to the Diaconate in St. Paul's Church, Churchill, Manitoba in 1925.

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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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        The Floating Prince and Other Fairy Tales

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - 1881. 4to brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. With color pictorial cover onlays to the front and rear boards. With a full-page woodcut frontispiece and woodcut vignettes throughout. Light rubbing to the spine tips and a one-inch chip out of the edge of the cover label; rear inner hinge cracked. Laid in is an ANS signed by Stockton. A clean, near-fine copy in the rare variant binding. PPP page 61. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Washington Square

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. About Near Fine. Light rubbing at extremities, rubbing heavier at spine ends. Ding to edge of both boards. Previous owner book plate to front paste down, bookseller pencil notations to rear. Pages toned. A rather bright copy, in nicer condition than as normally found.

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      Boston: Ginn, Heath and Company, 1881. TWENTY VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. Marbled boards and endpapers, and matching free edges. Spines lettered in gilt with gilt designs. "With a life of the poet, explanatory foot-notes, critical notes, and a glossarial index. Corners of several volumes show quite minor scuffing only. All spines are uniformly lightly sunned to deep tan. Clean and crisp throughout the text. A handsome, mellow set.. Harvard Edition. 1/2 Brown Morocco. Minor Corner and Edge Soiling/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Phaeton Rogers

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - 1881. First edition. Octavo green pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Binding just slightly cocked, else a fine, bright copy. A presentation copy with the author's note, "To L.S. Metcalf, Esq., with the writer's highest regards, R.J. Sept 4, 1884." Laid in is a three-page ALS from Johnson to Stoddard discussing the Cyclopedia of American Biography, of which Johnson was the editor from 1886 to 1888, and which is famous for having biographies of over 200 fictitious persons. An exceptional copy of a very scarce title. PPP page 60. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Theo. Stroefer, München 1881 - Quart. LXVIII Seiten. Illustr. blaues Leinen mit reicher Goldprägung und Goldschnitt. Mit 46 Orig.-Radierungen (15 Vollbilder auf Tafeln, 31 Vignetten). Einband minimalst berieben, fliegende Vorsätze, Titelblatt und letzte Seite geringfügig stockfleckig, sonst nahezu fleckenfrei, sehr schönes Exemplar. 2100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Washington Square

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. About Near Fine. Light rubbing at extremities, rubbing heavier at spine ends. Ding to edge of both boards. Previous owner book plate to front paste down, bookseller pencil notations to rear. Pages toned. A rather bright copy, in nicer condition than as normally found.

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        Vier menu's betr. de kroegcommissie van het Leids Studenten Corps, 1881-1882. Grote litho's (ca. 40x55 cm) van P. Somerwil (een enkele gesigneerd J.H.), voorstellende groepen personen in tramwagen, op schip, e.d. waarbij de zeven leden van de commissie steeds zijn voorzien van hun ingemonteerde portretfoto's.

      Aanwezig: Bal ter eere der installatie van de Kroeg-commissie 16 maart 1881; Menu van het diner door het bestuur der Societeit Minerva aangeboden aan het afgetredene, op 17 maart 1881; Ter herinnering aan het afscheidsdiner der commissie over 1881-1882; Ter herinnering aan het contra-diner der commissie over 1882-1883 (d.d. 17-5-1882). M7949

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        Visit of the Detached Squadron with their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward and Prince George of Wales to Brisbane, from 16th to 20th August, 1881.

      Brisbane, J.C. Beal, Government Printer, 1881. 4to. Original full morocco, gilt, gilt-decorated floreate borders, gilt-ruled spine with gilt motifs to compartments, front cover titled in gilt, all edges gilt; pp. [2, title-page printed in 3 colours], vii, 39; 10 mounted real photographs, one tinted lithograph; slightly rubbed, occasional spotting, as usual, tissue gards renewed, ownership inscription removed from title, a handsome copy in the publisher's presentation binding. First edition of the official Queensland Government account of the royal visit. A lavishly produced record of the visits by two sons of Queen Victoria to Australia. 'Prince George of Wales visited Brisbane with his older brother, Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward (generally known as Prince Edward, or Eddie to his brother George), while the brothers were serving as Midshipmen on HMS Bachante, part of a naval squadron on a three year tour of the British Empire visiting the Americas, the Falkland Islands, South Africa, Australia, Fiji, the Far East, Singapore, Ceylon, Aden, Egypt, the Holy Land and Greece between 1879 and 1882. The squadron visited Brisbane in August of 1881 and the princes were the star attractions at a series of garden parties, picnics and balls. Prince George was sixteen at the time and his brother Edward was seventeen' (John Oxley Library, online). Ferguson 7752.

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        Le Livre de Cuisine.

      Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie. 1881. Thick 8vo., original red morocco backed cloth boards, spine letted and decorated in gilt. With 25 chromolithograph plates and 161 woodcuts in the text. Spine repaired and rubbed, internally fresh and clean. Fifth edition. Jules Gouffe was chef at the Paris Jockey Club. The recipes are for household cooking and fine cuisine. The fine chromolithograph plates depict some of the more complex presentations.

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        Critique of Pure Reason

      London: Macmillan and Company Ltd, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First thus. (First printing of this translation.) lxii, 510, supplement; xxxi, 735pp. Two volumes. Original pebbled crimson cloth with gilt spine lettering, black top stain and endpapers. Good+ with sunned cloth at spines and front covers, wear at head and tail, front and rear hinges starting. A few reading smudges and notes in light pencil. Some pages unopened at top. A few small stains on spine of Vol. II. The first appearance of Max Mueller's translation of Kant's masterwork, which would be the standard for nearly a century.

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