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        AN ILLUSTRATED SKETCH BOOK OF RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS. "THE BLUE RIBBON COUNTY

      The Nationalist, 1881., 1881. 7 3/4" x 6" blue printed wrappers with decorative type border, 142 pp. (including covers), illustrated, plates, appendix, table of contents, advertisements. Much information on farm products and livestock. Discuses the character of the people of Kansas. Includes the Bismarck Fair Report on Riley County. Information on the soil, crops, rainfall, horses, mules, the barge system, manufacturing and it's advantages, religion and morality, education, etc. A 2- page business directory followed by 92 pages dealing primarily with Manhattan of biographical information on important men and businesses in Manhattan to include Hon John A. Anderson, E.B. Purcell and the Manhattan Mill and Elevator Building, the Rocky Ford Mills, Hon. Geo. W. Higinbotham, the general merchants Stingley & Huntress, hardware dealer P.W. Zeigler, dealer in farm implements W.H. Love, H.A. Young & Co., as well as many other proprietors of various businesses. Also has information on people and businesses in Ashland Township, Jackson Township, Swede Creek Township, Mayday Township, Grant Township, Zeandale Township, etc. Advertising for the sale of Red Belle, property of C.M. Gifford on rear wrapper. Inside rear wrapper is an illustration and advertisement for the Kimble Pump. Spine cover missing but all text still intact. Light stamp of the Anderson Memorial Library at bottom corner as well as the small letters “AZE” lightly printed at top along with a small area of sticker residue of front wrappers. Light chipping to edges of front and rear wrappers. A very interesting item.

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings

      Appleton and Company 1881 - First edition, second issue. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. 231 pages + 7 pages of ads at rear. Original blue cloth with gilt and black lettering and decorations, butterfly end papers. Illustrated. (The second of three issues, perhaps printings, as per Bibliography of American Literature. Corrected "presumptuous" instead of "presumptive" at bottom of page 9; no mention of this title in ads at rear.) Good condition hardcover. Unrestored. Clean, toned pages. Gilt strong. Split hinge at front and possible regluing to back paste down, a few binding splits throughout the text. A few very small stains in text. Cloth rubbed at edges, page block worn at edge toward front. Book needs to be handled carefully. Good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reis in Oost- en Zuid-Borneo. Van Koetei naar Banjermassin, ondernomen op last der Indische regeering in 1879 en 1880.

      - The Hague, 1881-1887. Two text parts and one plate portfolio, in original printed wrappers (portfolio with printed boards). (8), LXXI,129 pp. With map, and 30 lithographed plates of which 28 are fine colored chromolithographs. Small library stamp of Royal society of Victoria, Melbourne dated 1886 on covers, first textpage and verso of plates. Title page to the atlas browned. One wrapper with top right corner chipped off, one text part split in two, else a very good copy. Plates very clean and bright. The very first edition, published in Dutch, of this important expedition account. It was later translated into several other languages. The fine plates are mainly ethnographical, depicting native inhabitants of Boneo, their houses and natural surroundings. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Intermezzi, componiert, radirt und Herrn Kupferstecher und Kunsthändler Hermann Sagert dankbarst zugeeignet von Max Klinger. Rad. Op. IV. 12 Compositionen. 12 Bl. Orig.-Radierungen mit Aquatinta auf weissem Kupferdruckkarton.

      . Nürnberg, Stroefer (1881). r.-Folio (63 : 45 cm). Plattengr. variiert. Lose in Orig.-Halbleinenmappe.. Singer 52-63: "Der Titel deutet an, dass es Arbeiten sind, die von Klinger zwischen und neben der Beschäftigung mit seinen geschlossenen Folgen, gefertigt wurden." - Vollständiges Exemplar der einzigen Ausgabe. Sämtliche Blätter mit gestochenem Namen und Nummer im Unterrand in vollendeten Druckzuständen. Bl. 1 "Bär und Elfe" r.u. in der Darstellung bez. "MKlinger/1880", Bl. 12 "Amor, Tod und Jenseits" an gleicher Stelle "Max Klinger comp. 1879, rad. 1881". Die übrigen Bl. ohne Bezeichnung. - Die Mappe erschien 1881 wobei die Komposition verschiedener Platten in das Jahr 1879 zurückreicht. - Teilweise mit Randeinrissen u. Fehlstellen am Rand, Ränder teils leicht stockfleckig oder etwas angeschmutzt, die Darstellungen und Plattenränder sauber. Mappe berieben und Leinenrücken gerissen. -Pommeranz-Liedtke, Der graphische Zyklus von Max Klinger bis zur Gegenwart, ganzseit. Abb. S. 101 und S. 197.

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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. 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. A fine copy. The first printing of this book is uncommon, especially in this condition. (#130412) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hog Island--Between the Ways

      Philadelphia - Lithograph on paper glued to acid board. 16 7/8 x 20 1/2 inches. Signed on image: "Thornton Oakley, del." l.r.; "Bolton Brown, imp." l.l. Inventory#: p264pmat. 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]

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        Florae Fluminensis seu Descriptionum Plantarum Praefectura Fluminensi Sponte Nascentium liber primus ad systema sexuale concinnatus.

      Typ. Economica, Flumine Januario / Rio de Janeiro 1881 - xii, [vii], 467, [1] pp. 4to. Cloth. Published in Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio De Janeiro. Volume V. 1880. Added title page: Petro nomine ac imperio primo Brasiliensis imperii perpetuo defensore . jubente, Flora fluminensis a' fr. Josepho Mariano a Conceptione Vellozo Ordinis monorum collecta, descripta, et elaborata anno M.D. CC. XC. Ex M.S. cod. Imperialis bibliothecæ eruta nunc primo etitur. Flumine Januario, A.D.M. DCCC. XXV, imperii IV. José Xavier Veloso (1742-1811), born in what is now Minas Gerais, Brazil, was ordained in 1766 in the convent of St. Anthony in Rio de Janeiro, where he studied philosophy and theology, later Geometry in San Paulo, and finally natural history. He collected plants, animals, and minerals in the Rio de Janeiro area from 1783 to 1790 at which time he moved to Lisbon where he worked at the Royal Academy of Sciences while preparing Florae Fluminensis, his greatest work, for publication. Using the Linnaeus? system of sexual classification of plants, he prepared very highly detailed texts and 1700 prints, many of them of new species. But the publication of the work was beset by problems. First sent to Venice, the plates were never completed. Later the French invasion of the Iberian peninsular, sent the Portuguese government, then Veloso and his manuscripts, into exile in Brazil, where he died in 1811. In 1825 an abbreviated version of the text was published, followed by the eleven volumes of the Icones in 1827, of which few copies survive. The complete text was not published until this edition in 1881. Rodrigues 2473. Sabin 98833n. For the shorter version of 1825 see: Barba de Moraes II, p. 343. Pritzel 468. Jackson 377. Innocencio V.5 4258; V.13, p.122. A very good copy, rear board rubbed, edges foxed, binder's stamp and bookplate of Glasgow Archaeological Society on front pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DAY IN A CHILD'S LIFE

      - GREENAWAY,KATE. A DAY IN A CHILD'S LIFE with music by Myles Foster. London: Routledge, no date (1881). 4to, cloth backed glazed pictorial boards, beveled edges, bottom edge and tips rubbed else near FINE IN PICTORIAL WRAPPER (wrapper lacking spine, chipped and frayed). First ed. 1st issue (Schuster 66-1a, DPL #31) with beautiful color illustrations throughout, engraved by Edmund Evans. Rarely found in dw. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        London Lyrics

      London: privately printed,, 1881. Selected with an introductory poem by Austin Dobson. Octavo. Original red buckram, rules to boards and titles to spine gilt. Proof wood engraved frontispiece by Randolph Caldecott and proof wood engraved tailpiece by Kate Greenaway on india paper. Endpapers browned, cloth lightly rubbed and a little faded, repairs to spine at the ends. Very good. Large paper copy. One of a very small number printed in this format for friends of the author. With an early facsimile copy of the author's bookplate to the front pastedown. Very scarce. London Lyrics was first published in 1857, with various revisions and expansions over the succeeding years.

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        Zur Untersuchungen von pathogenen Organismen. With: Ueber disinfection I

      Berlin, 1881. <p>Koch, Robert (1843-1910). Zur Untersuchungen von pathogenen Organismen. In: Mittheil. kais. Gesundheitsamte 1 (1881): 1-48. With: Ueber Desinfection. In: ibid.: 234-82. With: Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose. In: ibid. 2 (1884): 1-88. Together 2 vols., 4to. [6], 399 [1]; [6], 499 [1]pp. 27 plates (14 chromolithographed, 3 double-page). Berlin: A. Hirschwald, 1881-84. 307 x 218 mm. Original boards, cloth backstrips, rebacked retaining original spines, a little worn & chipped. Library stamps on titles, light browning, but very good. Boxed. </p><p>First Editions. Garrison-Morton 2495.1; 5636.1; 2331(n). </p><p>Many of the bacteriological studies for which Koch became famous were published in the Mittheilungen aus dem Kaiserlichen Gesundheitsamte, a "house organ" of the Imperial Department of Health where Koch had been appointed government advisor (Regierungsrat) in 1880. The first volume of the Mittheilungen is particularly rich in Koch material: it contains no fewer than five papers written or co-written by Koch, including his landmark "Zur Untersuchung von pathogenen Organismen," in which he described his development of the plate technique for cultivating-the first consistent method for obtaining pure cultures of virtually any species of bacteria. The remaining papers include Koch&#39;s "Ueber Desinfection," in which he demonstrated mercuric chloride&#39;s superiority to carbolic acid as a disinfectant, as well as his "Zur Aetiologie des Milzbrandes," a continuation of his anthrax studies, and two papers co-written with Wolffh¸gel, Gaffky and Loeffler on disinfection with hot air and steam.</p><p> Vol. II of the Mittheilungen opens with Koch&#39;s "Die Aetiologie der Tuberculose," an expanded account of his epochal discovery that tuberculosis is caused by a specific bacterium (Bacillus tuberculosis); this followed two years after Koch&#39;s preliminary announcement of the discovery in a paper of the same title, published in the Berliner klinische Wochenschrift 19 (1882). The 1884 paper records Koch&#39;s success in producing experimental tuberculosis in animals after cultivating the bacillus, and also announces what became known as "Koch&#39;s postulates" for isolating and testing a disease-causing organism. It was this paper, rather than the 1882 preliminary announcement, that was selected by the Grolier Club to represent Koch&#39;s achievement in its exhibit and catalogue of 100 Books Famous in Medicine. This volume of the Mittheilungen also contains "Experimentelle Studien Uber die kunstliche Abschwichung der Milzbrandbacillen und Milzbrandinfection durch Futterung," a paper on artificial attenuation of the anthrax bacillus co-written by Koch, Gaffky and Loeffler. </p><p> Koch was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1905, in a large part for his work on tuberculosis. DSB. Grolier Club, 100 Books Famous in Medicine, 80 (Tuberculose). Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 60 (Pathogenen Organismen). </p>

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        Poesie Seconda edizione.

      Treves, Milano 1881 - In 16°(17 x 10,5); pagine 276 - 4 (catalogo edizioni) Brossura originale, piccolo restauro alla brossura inferiore. Firma elegante non deturpante. Condizioni di OTTIMO

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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&#39;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&#39;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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        Le bachelier.

      Charpentier 1881 - - Charpentier , Paris 1881, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, mention de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline kaki à coins, dos lisse, initiales et date dorées en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée de Paul Vié. Précieux envoi autographe de l'auteur à l'influent critique d'art Philippe Burty. Rares rousseurs affectant essentiellement les marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the St. Louis Bridge

      St. Louis: G.I. Jones and Company. 1881. First. First edition. Quarto. Illustrated with a frontispiece plate and 46 numbered plates, including maps, plans, and photographs. Contemporary half morocco cloth boards, gilt title on the front cover, marbled endleaves and edges. Owner&#39;s engraved armorial bookplate. Front board is detached, wear at the board edges, else a clean and bright ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and small ink stamp on the title page and plates. .

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        The Economic Review: Complete in Twenty-Four (24) Volumes, 1891-1914

      London: Percival & Co./Rivingtons. Hardcover. The complete works of this early British learned economic journal which was published quarterly between 1881 and 1914 for the Oxford University Branch of The Christian Social Union. Includes writings by many names familiar to the modern historian of economic thought including: W.J. Ashley; W.H. Beveridge; J. Bonar; A.L. Bowley; Edwin Cannan; S.J. Chapman; A.W. Flux; L.L. Price; J.C. Stamp; R.H. Tawney; Sidney Webb; Beatrice Webb. Usual library markings. Most volumes bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands. Many later volumes bound in black buckram. Buckram volumes in good condition although all volumes bear varying degrees of external dustiness due to the partial disintegration of the leather on the leather-bound volumes which has produced considerable residue. Some leather backstrips partially loose. Gilt lettering upon all backstrips bears varying degrees of wear. Bindings generally sound. Leather volumes bear heavy external wear. Aside from the external soiling/dust, a worthy working compilation of this rare and interesting journal. Total weight approximately 90 pounds. . Fair. 1891. First Edition.

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        Records of Sport and Military Life in Western India

      London: W. H. Allen & Co.,, 1881. With an Introduction by Colonel G. B. Malleson. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board, "bamboo" panel in blind to the boards, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Very slightly rubbed, light marginal toning, a very good copy indeed. Ink stamp of Combridge&#39;s, Bombay to the front pastedown. First edition. Uncommon "autobiography based on Fraser&#39;s journals presenting his military experiences as well as those of sport. Near Bombay he participated in pig sticking, while near Khandesh he hunted tiger. Near Assirgarh, he bagged bison and bear, with additional adventures hunting more tiger and sambur in the vicinity of Burhanpur. He also relates incidents of shooting fish!" (Czech). Fraser served with Sir James Outram - no mean sportsman himself - and gives an account of the "little-known, but vital" (ODNB) campaigns in the subjugation of Western India. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and ownership inscription to the title page, of Sir John Edge, Chief Justice of the North West Provinces of India, "proficient with rod, rifle, and gun, and a keen alpinist" (ODNB). Later bookplate of Joshua Crane Jnr. tennis and polo champion.

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        Australian Cricketer's Guide 1880-81, 1881-82, 1882-83 (3 Vols Bound As One)

      Melbourne: Boyle & Scott 1881 - Selection of early Australian cricketing almanacs bound in one. The Australian Cricketers' Guide is the first almanac of any sort comprehensively covering Australian cricket. Consists of player accounts of the Australian XI tour of England. Intercolonial, school and college clubs, regional and university matches, Cricket Curiosities, extracts from relevant papers etc. The Guide was published for seasons 1879-80 to 1883-84 (5 in total). the first volume 1880-1881 contains Boyle's account of the Australian XI in England. Boyle was a long term member of the team having made the first XI in 1878 and remembered all his life having take WG Grace's wicket at the age of 26. In the second  he relates the following years tour, though it remains uncompleted at the time of going to print, and in the 3rd he relates Ivo Bligh's English team's tour of Australia. The following year would find him at the peak of his powers as he helped Australia to their famous 7 run victory at the Oval. 1st editions. 3 vols. in one. Vol i, 1880-1881, 222pp. but lacking: 1-6 (preliminaries and advertisements, text block begins on contents page) 11-14, 25-30, 47-50, 61-62, 75-90, 123-130, 133-138, 159-162. Vol ii, 1881-1882 196pp. complete. Vol iii, 210pp. lacking: 23-28, 153-168. Though some leaves and the advertisements have been carefully excised, the field placement diagrams remain.Internally very good. a little browned, some marginalia, binding tight. One or two minor dog ears but overall very square. Bound in blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Spine a little tanned and ends somewhat rubbed with a small separation to the cloth of the lower rear hinge, but aesthetic not structural defect. Corners a touch bumped but overall very good.

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        The Gorge - Tygh Creek, Eastern Oregon

      - &#147;The Gorge - Tygh Creek, Eastern Oregon&#148; Signed and dated "J.E. Stuart, June 14, 1881" lower right, titled reverse Oil on canvas laid down on wood panel Original frame 21" x 13 ½"; 32" x 24 ½" framed [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La circulation du sang à l'état physiologique et dans les maladies

      - Paris, G. Masson, 1881. Fort in-8, (4)-IV-746 pp., demi-chargrin brun d'époque, titre doré (dos un peu frotté, passages soulignés et notes de lecture au crayon et au stylo). Edition originale. Illustré de 358 figures dans le texte. * 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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        Étude sur la Chine. Abrégé de son histoire, son état présent et son avenir.

      Besançon, Imprimerie et Lithographie de J. Jacquin, 1881 - in-8° ; X-500 pp.-(1), pleine toile noire, dos lisse, p. de titre en maroquin vert, couvertures imp. cons., non rogné, rel. post. bel exemplaire. Cordier, B. S., t. I, 98. Édition originale rare. L&#146;auteur a puisé les matériaux de son étude dans les ouvrages du père Mailla, du Halde, Kircher, de Guignes, etc. Firt edition. Scarce. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The relative motion of the Earth and of the Luminiferous Ether

      J.D. & E.S. Dana (The American Journal of Science), New Haven, CT 1881 - FIRST EDITON IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Michelson's first experiment to determine the existence of the ether. Includes details of his invention of the interferometer to measure the interference of light. "In 1881, Albert A. Michelson, a young American physicist studying in Germany, used his newly invented interferometer? to try to measure how fast the earth was moving through the ether. By splitting a beam of light and sending the two resulting rays bouncing back and forth both with and across the earth's line of motion, Michelson hoped to be able to detect the slight effect the 'ether wind' blowing across the moving earth ought to have on the speed of light. He found no measurable effect, however, either in 1881 or when he repeated the experiment more carefully with E. W. Morley in 1887. Michelson's results raised deep questions about the ether and our supposed motion through it that were not fully resolved until Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity in 1905" (Hunt, Pursuing Power and Light: Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein). Michelson was awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize in physics on the strength of his invention of the interferometer. Also includes a paper by Alexander Graham Bell, "Modification of Wheatstone's Microphone and its applicability to Radiophonic Researches." IN: The American Journal of Science, No, 128, Vol. XXII, August, 1881, pp. 120-129. New Haven, CT: J.D. & E.S. Dana, 1881. Octavo, original wrappers. A FINE COPY, extremely rare in original wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Porcelaine de Chine

      Paris, Librairie Vve A Morel & Cie, M DCCC LXXXI (1881), Librairie Centrale d'Architecture. - 1 volume in-folio (37*29 cm), under portfolio, 308 pp. (text) and 32 large prints, some in colours, usual light foxing on pages, a very good copy overall, in its original condition (not rebound). A very rare and document on Chinese porcelain. Texte: Origines - Fabrication, Décors et Marques - La Porcelaine de Chine en Europe - Classement Chronologique - Imitations, Contrefaçons.

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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. Chips to the corners of the first several leaves, and general wear, an about very good copy. Inscribed by Chadwick: "Dr. Weir Mitchell with regards of James R. Chadwick." With S. Weir Mitchell's ownership stamp on the front wrap and title page. Chadwick's report is paginated separately from the Holmes *Address*. Like Oliver Wendell Holmes, Silas Weir Mitchell was both a distinguished physician and a successful literary figure, and Blanck's *Bibliography of American Literature* lists both non-fiction and fiction titles by him. As a doctor he was known both for his work on gunshot wounds and for his work on nervous diseases, both studies made possible by the abundance of cases during the American Civil War. He was Charlotte Perkins Gilman's doctor and his prescription to her for the rest cure that he pioneered provided the idea for *The Yellow Wallpaper*. He also treated Edith Wharton for nervous affliction. Among Mitchell's notable fiction, he is remembered for historical novels such as *Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker*, and the children's tale *The Wonderful Stories of Fuz-Buz the Fly*. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amerique Centrale: Études sur les Xiphosures et les Crustacés de la région Mexicaine

      Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, . First edition 1881 - Pp. (6), 368 + 61 full page plates each with descriptive text leaf (11 are chromolithographs or hand-colored, 50 are halftones on tan backgrounds). Early fine-weave blue cloth, thick folio (14.25 x 11 inches). This work documents the horseshoe crabs and crustaceans of the coastal waters of Mexico. This monograph is the fifth volume of a 13-volume work entitled "Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amerique Centrale," which was the French competitor to the British "Biologia Centrali-Americana" that also documented the plant and animal life of Central America. This fifth volume is the complete work on the horseshoe crabs and crustaceans of Mexico. The fine plates are well executed works of art. This monograph is very scarce. The last plate has been professionally reattached at the gutter margin (there is no damage to the plate image), this large volume shows no signs of use; a bright and clean near fine copy.

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        GLANCE AT THE "PASSION-PLAY"

      London W. H. Harrison 1881 - First edition. With several diagrams and musical notations. Small 8vo, original red cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine and upper cover, ruled in blind on the lower cover, and housed in a 3/4 red morocco box. a.e.g. 168. A fine copy of this very scarce book with some minor darkening and light evidence of staining not affecting the gilt lettering. RARE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. Burton's account of his visit to Oberammergau to see the great "Passionsspiel." As he writes in the introductory note, "I went to the 'great religious drama in the beautiful Highlands of Bavaria' neither to scoff nor to pray, nor to swell the list of some thirty books and brochures which the mountain-play has already produced. My object was artistic and critical, with an Orientalistic and anthropological side; the wish to compare, haply to trace, some affinity between this survival of the Christian 'Mystery' and the living scenes of El-Islam at Meccah." Burton describes in detail all aspects of the Passion Play that he viewed in 1880 including details about the layout of the theatre, the cast of actors and chorus, the music (including 14 pages of Western musical notation), the preparations leading up to the enactment of the play, and a synopsis of the story through a list of acts and scenes. He found the play long (8 hours) and somewhat dull and concluded that it did not have any bearing at all on the pilgrimage at Meccah. "I found it impossible to draw any parallel between the Passions-Play and the three days&#146; pilgrimage at Meccah: the ideas are totally disconnected; there is not even a rope of sand to join them. The former is performed by a company of hereditary and professional players; the latter by a moving multitude of devotees. Oberammergau runs through the holy history of the Judaeo-Christian world. Meccah touches only upon the legend of Adam and Eve at Arafat, the tradition of Abraham and Ishmael at Muna and the Ka&#146;abah, and finally absorbs itself in the life and career of Mohammed. The former is unreal, at best imitative realism. The latter is the living and breathing representation of what has changed but little for the last twelve centuries. In one point only city and village meet: both thrive upon the contributions of the pious." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of. Edited by Howard Staunton. With Illustrations by Sir John Gilbert.

      London: George Routledge 1881 - "Édition de Luxe", no. 98 of 1,000 large paper sets, fifteen volumes, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus a plate at the beginning of each play and further illustrations in the text, armorial bookplates, with perhaps half the leaves still unopened, some browning and foxing to the endpapers and first and last leaves. Original grey cloth, paper spines labels slightly browned and soiled, one with some loss, volumes I and II with small abrasions to the spines otherwise a very good sound set.

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        [Broadside or poster]: The Great Indian Novel! Ploughed Under. The Story of an Indian Chief. Told by Himself. With an Introduction about Indians by Inshta Theamba, "Bright Eyes," of the Poncas. 16mo, Cloth, - $1.00. Uniform with "A Fool&#39;s Errand."

      [New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert. 1881]. First. Approximately 11" x 15.75". Illustrated with the image of an Indian chief which was used on the front board of the book. Old folds, small chips and tears, still a pleasing, very good example. Broadside for an anonymous first person account attributed to Harsha, who was not an Indian chief as indicated but rather a Presbyterian pastor. The introduction is written by Inshta Theamba, or "Bright Eyes," an Omaha Indian whose English married name was Susette La Flesche Tibbles. Tibbles contributed much of the information used to create the story, and this is one of the earliest, or earliest novels to have a major contribution by a Native American woman. We&#39;ve never seen another example of the poster. Wright III 2522 (for the book). .

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        Le Magasin Pittoresque. 1833 - 1878; 1 vol. De Table 1833-72. Ensemble De 24 Volumes

      Paris - 24 volumes, demi reliure, demi chagin vert, dos lisses. Dos très légèrement frottés,quelques rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire dans une reliure uniforme. On joint dans la même reliure les années 1881-82 et dans une autre reliure l'année 1880. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chateau d'If: worn by wind and wave

      N.p: done for an edition of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, n.d - The famous harbor prison, where Dumas' Edmond Dantès was incarcerated, is shown in outline, with a highly dramatic sky above, and four fishing boats plying the waters of the Mediterranean, below. Thornton Oakley (1881- 1955) painted for exhibition, and both wrote and illustrated for many prominent magazines. He trained originally as an architect, and was a student of Howard Pyle; his work is represented in many major museums in the United States and abroad. He also taught and lectured--for two decades he was head of the Department of Illustration at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art India ink on scraperboard, signed with address on verso. Image 10 x 6 inches, matted to 17 x 13 inches overall. Fine condition. Reed, The Illustrator in America 1880-1980, p. 65 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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]

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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.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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]

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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]

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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.

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        THE POEMS AND STORIES OF FITZ-JAMES O&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;Brien&#39;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&#39;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&#39;schen Franklin-Aufsuchungs-Expedition in Den Jahren 1878-80

      Vienna: A. Hartleben&#39;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&#39;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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