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        HISTORY OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY CALIFORNIA: with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, farms, residences, public buildings, factories, hotels, business houses, schools, churches, etc., from original drawings, including biographical sketches.

      Wallace W. Elliott & Co., San Francisco 1881 - Original black cloth stamped in gilt and blind, leather spine has been replaced with black straight-grain morocco in perfect replica of the original, including spine lettering and ornaments; quarto (14.75 x 11.75 inches). (220) pp., including 2 colored maps of California & Nevada and Humboldt & surrounding counties, 1 sepia-toned map of Wind Currents of the Pacific Coast. Lithograph frontispiece and 48 lithograph plates (4 are double-page). Many wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Quite scarce in commerce; only 2 copies at auction in 30 years. Cowan II p. 296; Rocq 2037. Covers are quite clean and unworn; endpapers and blank leaves a bit grubby, occasional short tears to margins of pages, 2 leaves have old cello tape mends in margins, overall very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chanticleer Books, ABAA]
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        The Resources and Attractions of Idaho Territory

      Boise City, ID, 1881. Soft cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Facts Regarding Climate, Soil, Minerals, Agricultural and Grazing Lands, Forests, Scenery, Game and Fish, and Reliable Information on Other Topics Applicable to the Wants of the Homeseeker, Capitalist, and Tourist. Written by Robert E. Strahorn, "Propagandist of the West."This booklet and accompanying map were published by the state legislature but were actually underwritten by the railroad. Some staining and tearing to wraps, label on front denotes that this copy is complimentary thanks to D.C. Blackman, General Agent of the Union Pacific Railyards. Interior is clean.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        LOS CRIMINALES DE CUBA Y D. JOSE TRUJILLO Narración de los servicios prestados en el cuerpo de policía de La Habana por. y la Historia de los criminales presos por él en las diferentes épocas

      - de los diferentes empleos que ha desempeñado hasta el 31 de diciembre de 1881. Barcelona, Establecimiento tipográfico de Fidel Giró, 1882, 23x32, 471 págs. Numerosos retratos grabados de los criminales. Encuadernación editorial en tela roja impresa en oro con algunas manchas en plano. Ex libris de tampón de Juan del Rosal y pequeño escrito en portada con firma y fecha "Fuentarrabia LXVI" Rarísimo libro sobre los criminales del siglo XIX en Cuba, con notas unicas y profusamente ilustrado. (51744).

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        THE POEMS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, WITH AN ESSAY ONHIS POETRY BY ANDREW LANG

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1881., 1881. First U. K. edition thus. One of fifty copies of the large paper edition, all of which are numbered and printed in October 1881. This is copy 38. Signed by the printers Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. 8vo. Original full leather bound by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands on the spine, titles stamped in gold on the spine, decorated linen front and rear endpapers, xxvi, 172 pp., frontispiece. Original copies of Poe's poetical works are very rare in England. The text in this volume is that of THE RAVEN, AND OTHER POEMS, by Edgar A. Poe (Wiley & Putnam. London, 1846). This text is a reproduction of the American edition of 1845, revised by Poe himself. For the later poems not contained in the volume of 1846, the text of the "Collected Works," published in New York (Redfield) in 1850, with Essays by Mr. Griswold, Mr. Lowell, and Mr. N. P. Willis. Many interesting various readings are to be found in the earlier editions of Poe's verses, and in the copies which were published in journals and magazines. But it has been thought best to give the final form of the poems as approved by the author. Former owner's neat, attractive bookplate, a bit of minor foxing to a few pages, else near fine, bright, copy.

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        The Traymore (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

      Philadelphia - Lithograph on paper glued to acid board. 16 1/4 x 21 inches. Signed on image: "Thornton Oakley, del." l.r.; "Bolton Brown, imp." l.l. Inventory#: p270pmat. Thornton Oakley is one of Pennsylvania's most accomplished illustrators, best known for his drawings of American industrial scenes.Oakley was born in Pittsburg, PA, on March 27, 1881. As a young man, he moved east to earn a B.S. and M.S. in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, completing his schooling in 1902. His passion for sketching led him to further his education under the instruction of Howard Pyle at the Brandywine School in Chadd's Ford, PA. Upon completion of his three-year instruction with Pyle, Oakley employed his illustrative talents journalistically, many times providing the image to his own articles. His work was featured throughout his life in Harper's Magazine, Century Magazine, Collier's Weekly, Scribner's, Everybody's Magazine, and more. During World War II, Oakley sketched a variety of war-related machinery images at the request of the National Geographic Society for their self-titled magazine. Corporations such as Sun Oil, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Philadelphia Electric Company, also commissioned art from Oakley. From 1938 to 1939, Oakley also completed a set of large, scientific murals for Philadelphia's Franklin Institute. Oakely continued to build upon his interests and skills, adding teacher and speaker to his resume. According to Phyllis J. Nixon of the Delaware Art Museum, "In the years 1914-19 and 1921-36 he [Oakley] was in charge of the Department of Illustration at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. In 1914-15 he [Oakley] also taught drawing at the University of Pennsylvania, and gave lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Curtis Institute. He [Oakley] was a member of the jury of selection and advisory committee of the Department of Fine Arts at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 and the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition in 1926." Many of the items included here are from Oakley's depiction of the Hog Island Shipyard, located on Hog Island in the Delaware River. The images, showcasing the "greatest shipyard in the world," were distributed by the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, presumably to bolster national pride for America's battle fleet. Oakley passed away on April 4, 1953. 0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        LES CHRONIQUES DU PALAIS - ROYAL : EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE sur UN FORT PAPIER JAPON avec LES DEUX GRAVURES ORIGINALES à la PLUME signées , Reliure de P. RUBAN

      - Paris . BELIN . Sans Date . ( Selon GAY , 1881 ) . Superbe reliure plein maroquin bleu , dos à nerfs richement orné , triple filet sur les plats , double filet sur les coupes ,large dentelle intérieure sur gardes marbrées , tranches dorées en gouttiere , signée P. RUBAN . Dos trés légerement plus foncé , sinon trés bon état . EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE d ' ARTISTE avec les originaux à la plume de la couverture et du frontispice , dessinés en plus grand format et avec remarques , signés par MESPLES qui a gravé à l'eau-forte la version définitice . Tirage sur papier JAPON épais , in-8 de 349 pages + 2 p de publicité . Une gravure originale sur carton légerement déboitée , sinon parfait état .122 x 200 mm . 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        11 Original Drawings for the Household edition of Charles Dickens' LITTLE DORRITT

      [London: Published by Chapman and Hall, 1881]. (DICKENS, CHARLES) Various sizes. Comprising 8 pen-and-ink drawings by Mahoney, 1 gray wash drawing and 2 watercolor drawings by Green. Matted and bound into an oblong folio album of red morocco gilt by Rivière & Sons, front hinge repaired. A few of the drawings show some minor foxing, otherwise fine

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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES. BURNHAM, PARRY, WILLIAMS & CO., PHILADELPHIA

      J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, PA 1881 - Signed by Wm. L. Austin and dated Jan. 1, 1887 on the preliminary page. Austin entered the firm Baldwin Locomitive Works in 1870 and in 1885 became a partner in the firm of Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co., and later Chairman of the Board of Baldwin. Presents and illustrates a system of Standard Locomotives, designs suited to all the requirements of ordinary service. Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. manufactured a considerable number of locomotives and parts for their subsidiary company, Baldwin Locomotive Works, many of which are described and illustrated in this catalogue. 101 pages with full page diagrams and photographs with data page proceding or following. Bound in original brown cloth with ornate lettering and rule stamped in gilt, design and rule stamped in black, and design and rule on rear cover stamped in blind. Front hinge starting. Rear endpaper creased. A near fine copy, seldom found in this superior condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS: ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES

      1881 - [RAILROAD]. BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS: ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES. BURNHAM, PARRY, WILLIAMS & CO., PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1881. Second edition. 153 pp. + 18 original albumen photographs, mounted on stiff paper. 4to., darkest burgundy cloth over beveled boards, stamped in gilt and black. Moderate shelfwear, cloth and gilt bright, clean. Front hinge starting, label removed from front pastedown. Interior fine, photographs clear and well-preserved. B/w illustrations and plans.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        THE POEMS AND STORIES OF FITZ-JAMES O'BRIEN. Collected and Edited, with a Sketch of the Author, by William Winter

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company,. 1881. Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xi [xii-xv] xvi-xxviii [xxix-xxxi] xxxii-lxii [1-3] 4-485 [486: blank] [487-488: blank leaf excised or pasted under rear endpaper], flyleaf at front, inserted frontispiece (portrait of the author) with tissue guard, three additional inserted plates, one with tissue guard, inserted facsimile, other illustrations in the text,. original decorated dark brown cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, brown coated endpapers.. A fine copy. The first printing of this book is uncommon, especially. in this condition. (#130412). First edition. The author's posthumously published only book, collecting material first published in periodicals in the late 1850s and early 1860s. 994 copies of the 1530 printed were bound and the remaining sheets were junked three years after publication. O'Brien (1828-1862) was an important contributor to the type of fantasy tale exemplified by Poe and Bierce. His finest and best known story, "The Diamond Lens," is included in this collection. O'Brien's "importance rests on a handful of brilliantly original sf tales, which were influential not only on subsequent sf but also on the development of the short-story genre." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [884]. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-33, 1-34 and 1-35; (1981) 1-132; (1987) 1-72; (1995) 1-72; and (2004) II- 825. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 140. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-134. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1246. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1699. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 39-42. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 304. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1657-61. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1944-47. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 33. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10892. BAL 15183.

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        Als Eskimo Unter Den Eskimos : Eine Schilderung Der Erlebnisse Der Schwatka'schen Franklin-Aufsuchungs-Expedition in Den Jahren 1878-80

      Vienna: A. Hartleben's Berlag 1881, 1st edition. (Hardcover) [viii],247,[1]pp. Very good. Octavo. Black boards with green illustrated pastedown. This would appear to be a wrapper issue of the book which has had the front wrapper mounted to the new board. This is the first copy of this issue we have encountered. Frontispiece. Three maps including two large folding. Numerous plates including full page. Light foxing throughout. A very scarce item. Not in A.B. Account of Schwatka's expedition in search of Franklin 1878-80 by the artist and surveyor on the expedition Heinrich Wenzel Klutshak (1848-90). "Sponsored by the American Geographical Society to follow up on recent Eskimo reports that records and journals of the Franklin expedition might still be preserved on King William Island ... The sledge journey to King William Island, covering 5,287 KM in 50 weeks, was a record distance for any sledging expedition by whites at that time and has rarely been surpassed."" Holland - Arctic Exploration p.310-11..

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        A Day in a Child's Life. [Music by Myles B. Foster. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.]

      London: George Routledge & Sons, [1881] - Quarto, pp. 29. Bound in publisher's light green paper covered boards, green cloth spine, title as to both boards, light green endpapers. Complete with printed dust jacket. Some chipping to edges of dust jacket with some loss to the top of the spine, otherwise a clean copy in very good condition. First edition, first issue. Extremely rare with dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Day in a Child’s Life, A

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. - One of the Books That Relieved John Ruskin's DepressionRare in Dust Jacket[GREENAWAY, Kate]. FOSTER, Myles B. A Day in a Child’s Life. Music by Myles B. Foster. Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans. London: [n.d., 1881]. First edition. Quarto (9 9/16 x 8 1/4 in; 243 x 208 mm). 29, [1, printer's slug] pp. Color-printed wood-engraved text illustrations, most accompanied with musical notations. Original light green glazed pictorial boards with green cloth backstrip. Beveled edges. Original printed dust jacket. An exceptionally clean and near fine copy." By Christmas, Ruskin had recovered and was ready to advise her. Although he was still depressed by his uncontrollable health his depression was somewhat relieved by Kate's latest books. which rekindled his interest in her ability to depict children and reminded him of his departed beloved [little Rose La Touche]. Mother Goose had a title-page drawing of a baby lying in a basket of roses. A Day in a Child's Life was even more evocative, with its rose wreath half-title page; a blonde girl lying in bed, so reminiscent of a child Rose on her sick bed; and young girls in white frocks dancing over a hillside to 'A Romp' - so like his Winnington Hall frolics" (Engen p.81).Schuster & Engen 66. Thomson 31. Engen, Kate Greenaway. A Biography. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A DAY IN A CHILD'S LIFE

      George Routledge & Sons 1881 - 1st 1881. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Songs for a child's day with music. Colour illustrations throughout. 10 x 8.5 ". Green and yellow pictorial paper boards. 29 pages. Boards a little foxed. A few finger marks to margins. Page 12 and facing page 13 has paper residue to bottom corners and small mark. Pictorial wrapper is foxed and torn at edges with loss including most of spine missing (of dustwrapper). [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA CUISINE CLASSIQUE. Etudes pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l'école Française.

      Dentu 1881 - 2 volumes grand et fort in-4 ( 305 X 245 mm ) de LXIV-433 et 537 pages, demi-basane acajou, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés. Ancienne mouillure marginale sur quelques feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Un des plus grands traités de cuisine moderne. "Lorsquils ont donné cette édition, les deux auteurs étaient cuisiniers chez le roi de Prusse. Louvrage est dédié au roi Guillaume et à la reine Augusta. Cette magnifique publication est ornée dun frontispice et de 76 planches gravées hors-texte, montrant la présentation dun grand nombre des 3169 recettes décrites". ( Oberlé 249 ). Gastronomie oeunologie vins sante medecine

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        THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN

      1881 - Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated by L. Benett. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1881. 1 page undated ads (with prices in sterling). Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First Illustrated Edition of this curious tale about a Chinaman, Kin-Fo, who is convinced he needs to suffer in order to appreciate true happiness -- and winds up planning to commit suicide, then contracting for someone else to kill him, then changing his mind. Dutton's edition, though dated 1881, was actually published in October 1880 -- exactly twelve months after the unillustrated edition by Lee and Shepard of Boston (dated 1880). Although this Dutton edition comes from the British sheets (including the same binding design, the same plates, and even an ad leaf for Verne's works with prices in sterling), it was published a month earlier than Sampson Low's first British edition.~This is an unusually bright, clean copy -- fine other than a little foxing only on the edges of the leaves. Taves & Michaluk V020; Myers 55. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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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        Lawn Tennis. Its Players and How to Play. With the Laws of the Game.

      Strahan, London 1881 - 63 pages, plan of court. Old name and date on front endpaper: "Claude b Jordan Xmas 1883". Covers slightly soiled but overall a nice copy of this rare early tennis book. P. 11: "The scene should be laid on a well-kept garden lawn. There should be a bright warm sun overhead, and just sufficient breeze whispering through the trees and stirring the petals of the flowers to prevent the day from being sultry. Near at hand, under the cool shadow of a tree, there should be strawberries and cream, and iced claret mug, and a few spectators who do not want to play but are lovers of the game, intelligent and appreciative. If all these conditions are present an afternoon spent at lawn tennis is a highly christian and beneficent pastime". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Illustrated History of Rome, Volumes 1-4

      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co.. 1881-1884. First. First edition. Volumes 1-4 only (of 5). Folios. Illustrated with numerous engraved plates. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt spines and boards. Volumes 1 and 2 are poor, with considerable dampstaining on the margins; volumes 3 and 4 are very good. Scarce in the trade. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Frozen sections of a child

      New York: William Wood, 1881. <p>4to. 66pp. 15 plates after H. P. Quincy. 277 x 192 mm. Original cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine, some rubbing, joints weak. Ownership signature of Arthur C. Jeely on front free endpaper, stamp of J. C. Munro on title, front free endpaper and some of the plates.</p><p>First Edition. "A classical work of great importance in pediatrics, and the first American group of serial sections" (Choulant-Frank, p. 409).</p>

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        Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. - First Edition of Kate Greenaway&#146;s "Mother Goose"in the Extremely Rare Dust Jacket[GREENAWAY, Kate, illustrator]. Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. London: George Routledge and Sons, [n.d., 1881].First edition, second issue (Lattice Edition). Small octavo. 48 pp. With full-page color illustrations in the text. The second issue has "Contents of this Book" on verso of front endpaper; seal of Edmund Evans on recto of rear endpaper; "bush" in last line of p. 18; page number right side up on p. 38; "boys" in last line of p. 47; and no defective letters in the last line of p. 6 and the first line of p. 27.Original white cloth with pink cloth spine. Covers with "Mother Goose" printed in brown ("G" upside down) surrounded by olive green latticework design. Edges stained pink. Olive green endpapers. Some light foxing to the preliminary leaves. An excellent copy. In the very scarce original salmon-colored dust printed in red. Jacket with some very minor closed tears with no loss.Schuster & Engen 140 (1b). Thomson 138c. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes . . Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans

      London: George Routledge and Sons, [n.d., 1881] - With an original pencil drawing of a rose by Greenaway laid down on the colophon page (2 x 1-3/4 inches) (GREENAWAY, KATE) First edition, second issue. Small 8vo. With full-page color illustrations in text. 48, [1] pp. Original pink cloth shelfback, cream cloth boards patterned in olive, some spotting, but very good. Booklabel of Paul E. Bechet. Schuster & Engen 140 (1d); Thomson 138b [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Communicability to Man of Diseases from Animals used as food.

      Asher I. Myers, Office of the JEWISH CHRONICLE,, 2, Finsbury Square, E. C. London, England 1881 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own a copy: 5. New ¾ leather binding [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Months in Meccah: an account of the Mohammedan pilgrimage to Meccah.

      London, (Charles Dickens & Evands for) Tinsley Brothers, 1881. - 8vo. (10), 212 pp. Original illustrated cloth. First edition of this report of the Hajj performed by J. F. Keane (or, Haji Mohammed Amin) during the pilgrim season of 1877/78 - one of the several 19th-century pilgrimages to Mecca performed by Westerners of which we have written accounts. - Ms. ownership of Benson Murray, NYC, on front pastedown. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1347. Howgego III, K4. Weber I, 819. Fück 197. OCLC 2698374. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dorci, ou la Bizarrerie du sort. Conte inédit. . publié . avec une notice sur l'auteur [by Anatole France].

      Paris, 1881 - Square octavo. Publisher's blue cloth-backed marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, edges uncut. Spine sunned and gilt faded, a little occasional browning in gutter, a very good copy. First Edition, number 42 of 250 copies printed on papier de Hollande (6 were on Japon; 12 on papier de Chine). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La France illustrée - géographie, histoire, administration, statistique. Illustrations par les premières artistes.

      Jules Rouff,, Paris, 1881 - 5 Textbände- u. 1 Atlasband Paris, Jules Rouff, 1881-1884. Lex.-8°. Mit zahlr. Textholzstichen und 115 doppels., farb. Karten. Halblederbände der Zeit. (berieben). Spätere Ausgabe des häufig aufgelegten Werkes mit zahlreichen Ansichten und Karten Frankreichs. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of North America

      Studer Jacob, New York City 1881 - Pages 181. Folio. 119 coloured plates with tissue guartds. All edges gilt. Rebound in half-leather (1980s). Raised bands to spine with elaborate gilt decoration to spine panels. Gilt label. Decorative blind tooling to the leather on the boards. Index bound in at front (lacks 2 leaves of index) A very good, robust copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Novels

      London and New York: George Routledge and Sons,, 1881. Illustrated edition with plates by George Cruikshank, H. K. Browne, and Sir John Gilbert. 28 volumes, octavo (180 × 115 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Engravings throughout. Occasional light spotting to contents. An excellent set. A very handsomely bound set of the novels of Ainsworth.

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        THE HUGE 1881 ICONIC ORIGINAL "Merry Old Santa Claus" Wood-Engraving/Print [directly from which our modern visualization of Father Christmas / Santa Claus derives.] WITH, a second anonymous but quality engraving "Santa Claus at Work" [displaying the then traditional image of Santa Claus and sleeping children transposed onto a wooded scene of bears, rabbits and candles in trees.]

      Yule-Tide, London 1881 - Ultra-rare and truly iconic large original antique engraved prints of Santa Claus, one of which, the Thomas Nast illustration, changed the popular image of Santa for ever after. Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and cartoonist, considered to be the 'Father of the American Cartoon'. Both these illustrations are taken from the same rare (unrecorded at British Library) publication: YULE-TIDE (issue no. 1), published on December 23rd 1881. The Nast engraving (approx. 21 in. by 14 in.) was first published in Harper's Weekly in January of the same year and is identical. Merry Old Santa has a white bushy beard and is holding a long clay pipe in one hand with toys for the children under the other. The picture is in FINE condition, having been bound into a volume of other periodical Christmas Specials, so does have stitching needle puncture marks along the fold but these are normally invisible and only become visible when held up to the light. There is the text of a Christmas story on the reverse. The second illustration is by an anonymous artist and is half the size (approx. 14 in. by 9.5 in.) but is of finer quality depicting a less flamboyant Santa, dressed in practical winter clothes though still with arms full of toys. Two sleeping children lie on pillows, the glass decanter, tumbler and oil lamp are similarly exquisitely rendered. The Germanic forest backdrop has wolves, rabbits and birds watching playful bears putting lit candles in the trees in the moonlight. A charming scene. The picture is in FINE condition with one tiny closed tear and corner crease to the bottom edge, not affecting the picture at all. No show-through of the text on the reverse. So, two rare original Christmas-time illustrations, one traditional and looking back, the other about to change the image of Santa Claus for good. A cultural tipping-point. 20% price reduction applied.

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        To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade

      London: W.H. Allen & Co.,, 1881. A Narrative of Personal Experiences with the Force under General Sir F.S. Roberts, G.C.B. with Map and Illustrations from Sketches by the Author. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine, blind decoration to the boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Tinted lithographic frontispiece and five other similar plates, folding map. Neatly recased and restored, the spine relined, light toning to the text, but a very good copy. Second edition, same year as the first. Uncommon account of the Second Afghan War. Mitford "served with the [14th Regt. Bengal Cavalry (Lancers)] throughout the period it was employed in the war, taking part in the advance on and occupation of Kabul, the action of Charasiab, and the operations around Kabul and the Defence of Sherpur in Dec., 1879, and &#133; was mentioned in despatches... [he] commanded the Regiment in the first campaign, and for his services received the Brevet of Lt.-Colonel" (Shadbolt The Afghan Campaigns).

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others.

      - London 1881-1911. 7 volumes bound in 18. 4to (305 x 245mm). pp. x, 316; xv, 824; xii, 717; xii, 432; xv, 690; xii, 372; xxxiv, 572; x, 494; vi, 354; vii, 750; vii, 513; (6), 396; vi, 221; xii, 525; xx, 625; (4), 374; xii, 276; x, 249, with 350 lithographed plates. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettered spines. The complete coleoptera section of this highly important work on the fauna and flora of Central America. 'The best example of an entomologist who devoted his main efforts to the study of exotic faunas was H.W. Bates (1825-1892). In his early career he spent more than ten years in South America, partly in company with the famous A.R. Wallace; he was a great general biologist, the first to discover the form of mimicry in butterflies that afterwards was named after him. He worked on different insect groups, with his first paper published in 1843. After 1870 he almost exclusively turned to Coleoptera and may be termed the father of coleopterology not only for tropical America, as manifested by his volumes on Carabidae, Longicornia, and Lamellicornia in Godman & Salvin's 'Biologia Centrali-Americana' (Smith, R.T., History of Entomology p. 145).The whole work was published in 215 parts in 63 volumes from 1875-1915. It was 'the most thorough study of the animals, plants, and human beings of Central America ever attempted' (Nature in the New World p. 187). The zoological section described 38,637 animals, approximately half as new species and half as new genera. A very fine copy.B.M. (Nat. Hist) VI, p. 380. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bartolozzi and his works / by Andrew W. Tuer; a biographical and descriptive account of the life and career of Francesco Bartolozzi ... With some observations on the present demand for and value of his prints . . [Complete in 2 vols] ... with a list of upwards of 2,000 of the great engraver&#39;s works

      London :, New York : Field & Tuer, Scribner & Welford, 1881. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked full vellum. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age with corners slightly bumped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; internally tight, bright, clean and strong with light discolouring and very minor staining to the front and rear boards. Top-edge-gilt. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        London Lyrics

      London: [Privately Printed by the Chiswick Press] 1881 - 8vo., full vellum lettered in gilt; vellum darkened in areas. Large Paper edition, a handful bound especially in vellum, with engraved frontispiece by Randolph Caldecott and engraved tailpiece by Kate Greenaway. A presentation copy, inscribed: "R.W. Gilder from F. Locker," on the front free endpaper; envelope from Locker with Gilder's name and address affixed to the rear endpaper ----- The recipient, Richard Watson Gilder, an accomplished poet, was the longtime editor of Century Magazine, where reviews of Locker's poetry occasionally appeared. The literary giant James Brander Matthews, for one, counted both Gilder and Locker as close friends. A wonderful association copy [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE CENTURY MAGAZINE.

      Century Co. USA. 1881 - An Illustrated magazine of stories, articles, verse & reviews of current events. New Series. Vol.1-40. lacking vol.26 & 27. 1881-1901. Contains many stories & articles by Henry James including the complete serialization of the Bostonians. Other contributors include Mark twain, R Kipling, T Roosevelt, Whittier, A Hope, E Grieg, W Whitman, A Daudet, L Hearn, C rossetti, A Meynell, M Arnold, Hawthorne, G Moore, E Wharton, Longfellow, Lowell, E Gosse, E Phillpotts, US Grant, H Melville, E A Poe,(unpublished), Emerson(unpublished), G Meredith, G MacDonald, S Gore, J London, etc. 38 volumes varied bindings, but v.1-21 similarly bound in green boards, gilt lettering &#150;all in very good condition. Full details & photos on request. Heavy item. Several duplicates available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Laodicean;

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,, 1881. or, The Castle of the De Stacys. A Story of To-Day. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Near contemporary blue half morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spines gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt. Bookplate of William Saunders, dated 1904, to each front pastedown, and bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield to each free endpaper. Endpapers tanned from turn-ins, hinges cracked, contents tanned with scattered foxing. A very good set. First edition. A Laodicean initially appeared as a serial in the European edition of Harper&#39;s New Monthly Magazine from December 1880 to December 1881, and in Harper&#39;s in America between January 1881 and January 1882. Each instalment featured an illustration by George du Maurier, who had already illustrated another of Hardy&#39;s serials, The Hand of Ethelberta. However, with A Laodicean, Hardy and Du Maurier worked closer together, regularly exchanging letters discussing the subject matter and composition of Du Maurier&#39;s work.

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        The Body-Snatcher . . . Illustrated

      Merrian Co.. First edition.. Cloth slightly worn; some minor foxing; small white stain on the spine; very good copy.. Beinecke 608. 12mo, original violet cloth, dark blue lettering. Frontis and three plates vy A. S. Hartrick. Stevenson's tale of terror was written in 1881 and first appeared in the 1884 Pall Mall Christmas Extra. This was its first appearance in book form, as the second volume in Merriam's Violet Series.

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        American Card Player containing Clear and Comprehensive Directions foir Playing the Games of Whist, Euchre, Napoleon,k Cribbage

      DICK & FITZGERALD, NY 1881 - titl econt. Bezique, Sixty-Six,Penuchle, Cassino, Straight and Draw Poker, Jack-Pots, all-Fours, Pitch and Pedro Sancho, including all the Modern Varities of those Games and Their Revised Laws compiled and abridged from "The American Hoyle:"boards are badly rubbed and chipped at corners, front cover loose, DATE PUBLISHED: 1881 EDITION: 149 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Round the Yule Log: Norwegian Folk and Fairy Tales

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington; London 1881 - Very good+++ condition. Full calf prize binding. With gilt school emblem to front board and gilt titles and decoration to spine with raised bands. GIlt ruling and marbled edges. Moderate wear to extremities. Spine joint cracked and a small chip to the top of the spine cover, edges scuffed, leather peeling in places. Marbled endpapers. Binding is tight. Pen prize inscription to endpaper, awarded for examination work and dated 1884. Scattered foxing to outer pages and a few spots throughout and slight discolouration. Overall a superb copy and an extremely rare and valuable edition. First translated edition. First Impression. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible with a Devotional and Practical Commentary

      Virtue & Co. c. 1881, London and New York - One thick volume in original light brown leather with ornate raised panels on front cover. Some of the raised areas, and joints, are rubbed. Front joint cracking. Original metal clasps firmly intact. 1500 pp. First title page gives a publication location of New York; the New Testament title page indicates London. The date is from the second title page. Large heavy volume will require additional shipping charges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Hall of the Boston Medical Library Association, on December III, MDCCCLXXVIII.Report of the Librarian James R. Chadwick

      Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge 1881 - First edition. Printed wrappers. 39, 18pp. Small "duplicate" stamp from a club library, light wear, a very good copy. Inscribed by Chadwick: "Dr. Fordyce Barker with regards of James R. Chadwick." Chadwick's report is paginated separately from the Holmes Address. Fordyce Barker was a leading physician, author, and president of the New York State Medical Society, and later president of the New York Academy of Medicine. He attended Ulysses S. Grant in his final illness. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        DISCOURS et PLAIDOYERS POLITIQUES DE GAMBETTA (11 volumes reliés)

      G.Charpentier, Paris 1881 - (AVERTISSEMENT ; Les frais d¿envoi internationaux donnés par Abebooks sont erronés veuillez obligatoirement m¿écrire pour connaître les frais d¿envoi réels pour l¿extérieur du Canada AVANT de passer votre commande sinon vous pourriez avoir de très mauvaises surprises. Paiement de préférence par Paypal). Paris, G. Charpentier Éditeur, 1881-1885,série complètes de 11 volumes reliés demi-cuir avec dos à nerfs et titre/tomaison dorés au dos, environs 22 X 14.5 cm, (vii) 493, 498, 406, 507, 420, 416, 438, 391, 612, 591 et 348 pages, illustré d'un portrait fronstispice au 11e volume. Les 11 volumes sont en EXCELLENT état ;très propres, solides et d'une belle fraîcheur, ne montrant qu"un peu d"usure mineure aux bordures ici et là. Les INTÉRIEURS sont en EXCELLENT état aussi, sans rien à signaler, propres et solidement reliés, sans marques, inscriptions, annotations ou soulignements. Un très bel ensemble, rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Monthly

      London: Jas Wade, 1881-1882 iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter black leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume III (3). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        Cobwebs and Cables

      Religious Tract Society n.d. (not after 1881), London - 8vo. viii, 365 pp. With woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's cloth, gilt extra.1881). Original publisher's cloth, elaborately decorated with spider webs on front cover and spine (slightly leaning) RARE FIRST EDITION. THIS IS THE ONLY COPY ON THE MARKET. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR. Hesba Stretton (1832-1911) was the nom de plume of Sarah Smith, a very popular (and very prolific) English author of religious books for children. The name Hesba came from the initials of her siblings. She was the daughter of a bookseller (sic!). A tangled web of misery and trouble, this captivating story describes a man's decision to sin out of desperation to serve the one he loves. "It soon becomes clear that one lie from a "truthful" man is more hurtful than all the lies of a liar. Those who yield to its power engage in an intricate path of falsehood-an entangling maze-that ever deepens as one lie builds upon another. As you wrestle with the characters in this engaging drama, rest assured that your confidence will grow, not in man, but in our loving, forgiving God." (SOURCE: Reprint edition, preface). INSCRIBED: "For our cousin Annie Hope, with Lizzie and Hesba Stretton's love. Christmas, 1881." The delightful Victorian "spider-web" bookbinding is a joy to behold; we anticipate that we will forever regret selling this particular rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NILBILDER

      1881 - WERNER, Karl. NILBILDER. Vier und zwanzig Facsimiles nach Aquarellen. Naturaufnahmen wahrend zweier Orientreisen 1862 und 1865 von Karl Werner. Erlauternde Texte von Dr. A(lfred) E. Brehm und Professor J(ohannes) Dumichen. Pantographie-Ausgabe Seitz Patent. Wandsbeck: Verlag und Druck der Artistischen Anstalt Gustav W. Seitz, 1881. 81 pp. text + [24] chromolithographic plates showing scenic views and daily life along the Nile, from Cairo to Nubia, after watercolors by the esteemed German artist Kar Werner (1808-1894), with a few text figures and a two-color line map as frontispiece. The views are mounted on heavy stock and have letterpress tissue guards. This is a small folio verion, 38 x 29 cm, of a larger folio version that was first published in the 1870S in parts. Publisher's decorated cloth binding (with binder's ticket: G. Fritzsche, Leipzig) printed in colors and stamped in gilt to spine and upper board in the style of an Islamic bookbinding. It is moderately soiled and worn, especially at fore-corners, and has been rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down and a new spine label. Three text leaves have closed tears, two of which are carefully mended on versos; and there is some occasional, light thumbing in margins of text leaves and mounts. The plates themselves are quite clean and lovely.

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        Marcel Vertès. Manuscript

      Salmon, Andre, n.p., n.y. [Paris] - Salmon, Andre. [1881-1969]. French poet, art critic & writer. He was one of the defenders of cubism, with Apollinaire and Maurice Raynal; an authentic member of the 'Avant-Garde'. In 1904, lived in Bateau-Lavoir with Picasso, Max Jacob and Apollinaire. In 1964 he was awarded the Grand Prix for poetry by the French Academy. Autographed Manuscript Signed. N.p., n.d. 4to, full page in green fountain pen on pad paper stock. Several corrections. Lovely content - the entire text in French about the artist & illustrator, Marcel Vertès. [Wasn't it Pierre MacOrlan who discovered Vertès?] "N'est-est pas Pierre MaCorlan qui découvrit Vertès? Acte de foi ou placement de père de famille? Altruism ou traite des noirs? Freveur de l'esprit? Simplicite du coeur? Que sais-je! Comme disait l'autre, le grand autre. Mais si Vertès ne se peut abondonner, non sans fièvre, qu'a l'exceptionnel du plus aigu modernisme, ce sera donc que, venu de loin, excepté de la petite peur des façon del la vielle pour être entré en bolide dans le present, l'etranger sensible se voit attribuer la mission de renouer les fils de tradition". A beautiful 'Hommage' to Budapest born Vertès [1895 - 1961], an outstanding 20th century painter, printmaker & illustrator, who moved to Paris during the First World War. Living and working in the famous Latin Quarter, Vertes quickly established himself as one of the most important artists of the Paris scene, thus continuing in the footsteps of Boutet, Forain, Toulouse-Lautrec & others. The art of Marcel Vertes was at its peak during the vibrant & somewhat wild decade of the 1920&#146;s. Concentrating upon scenes of Paris street life, portrayals of women & depictions of circus & cabaret acts, Vertès left a legacy of original lithographs & drawings that superbly capture the spirit of 1920&#146;s Paris. Vertes would be also be noted for his stunning line of Schiaparelli perfume advertisements. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books

      04 - London - Trustees of the British Museum 1881 - An extensive and comprehensive catalogue of the printed books included in the British Museum at the end of the nineteenth century, in a fine binding. Organised alphabetically by author. The volumes contained in this set cover authorsA. through toZ. (in forty-seven volumes), along with nine volumes of supplements to the main catalogue. Also included are one volume containing a catalogue of every edition of the Bible in the posession of the British Museum at the time of publication (1892), a volume on the periodicals in the collection (1885), and two volumes containing a list of the laws, statutes, and treaties of England (1900) and France and Germany (1898). During its long history, the British Museum Library/British Library has published several catalogues describing its collections of printed books, periodicals and ephemera. Each edition is inclusive, incorporating all material included in previous versions. (BL)This edition was originally published in three-hundred and ninety-threeparts, with aforty-fourpart supplement, and is referred to by the British Library and British Museum as GK1. Complete in sixty volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, mainly smart, although with some rubbing in places (particularly to the spines) and a few marks to the boards. Dusting to textblock edges. Five joints of one hundred and twenty starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, although slightly strained in places. Hinges of the third volume have failed, and textblock is detached. Hinges are reinforced with cloth tape. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just some scattered light spotting in places. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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