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        Colección de documentos para la historia de Costa Rica [Five Volumes]

      San José de Costa Rica / Paris: Imprenta Nacional / Pablo Dupont, 1881-1886. San José de Costa Rica / Paris: Imprenta Nacional / Pablo Dupont, 1881-1886. First editions. Uniform half black morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, one compartment with gilt titles, one with numeral, four with gilt decorations, pink endpapers. A very good set, boards and spines rubbed, small institutional stamp on free endpapers, contents clean. 8vo. Volumes IV and V were published in Paris in editions of 300 copies. León Fernández Bonilla (1840-1887), diplomat and historian, considered the father of historiography in Costa Rica, was murdered in 1887. The most important work for the study of colonial Costa Rica, it was later continued by his son and published in Spain and eventually contained 10 volumes. Palau 87920. Spain & Spanish America I, 247. Griffin 2521.

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        Historia de la Revolución Francesa / Waterloo / El Amigo Fritz

      Gaspar, Madrid 1881 - Edición ilustrada con grabados. Historia de la Revolución Francesa contada por un aldeano 1789-1815, dividida en 7 partes. Waterloo consta de 2 partes. El Amigo Fritz de una sola parte. Traducida al español por DE LA CERDA, Manuel y ESCOBAR, Eusebio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Gran Pulpería de Libros Venezolanos]
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        Treatise relevant to the testing of water-wheels and machinery: with various other matters pertaining to hydrodynamics

      U.S.A: Weaver, Shipman & Company, 1881. U.S.A: Weaver, Shipman & Company. Fair. 1881. Third Edition. Hardcover. Hardback bound in original dark grey cloth with gilt titles to spine, blindstamped bordering to boards, cloth worn at edges & corners, contemporary neatly inked notes to endpapers & prelims. and some annotations in the margins. 366 pages, engraved frontispiece and several illustrations in the text, index. Decent copy of an uncommon book .

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        Illustrated British Ballads, Old and New

      London, Paris and New York- Cassell, Petter, Galpinand Co., 1881. London, Paris and New York- Cassell, Petter, Galpinand Co., 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated collection of British poetry with numerous engravings throughout and with decorative capitals and borders to each page. In two volumes complete. Containing poems fromvarious authors including Oliver Goldsmith, Robert Burns,John Keats, Oliver Goldsmith and William Wordsworth. Selected and edited by George Barnett Smith. With a preface to front, contents and list of illustrations by various artists including H. M. Paget, W. H. Overend and E. Wagner. George Barnett Smith (1841 - 1909) was an English author and journalist. 'Smith was a thorough chronicler of his age. . . He also wrote lives of Shelley (1877) and Victor Hugo (1885), and several works on poets, travel, Victorian heroes, and women. As Guy Roslyn he published verse'. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to front free endpapers dated 1945. Bound by C. Cooper and Co. , Ltd. with binder's labels to front pastedowns. Condition: In quarter paper vellum bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, marks and occasional stains to boards. Two joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with very odd slight foxing, heavier to endpapers,spotting to text block edge and handling marks. Overall: GOOD.

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        HOW I CROSSED AFRICA

      Phil: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1881, 1st. American edition, 2 vols., xxx, 377 pp. / viii, 388 pp. . Major Serpa Pinto.HOW I CROSSED AFRICA.Phil:  J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1881, 1st. American edition, 2 vols., xxx, 377 pp. / viii, 388 pp. ***The sub-title is as follows ? "From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, Through Unknown Countries; Discovery of the Great Zambesi Affluents, &c." *** Pinto was the fourth European explorer to cross Africa from west to east.  His journey started in Benguella, Portuguese Angola, in November of 1877, and ended in Durban, South Africa in the spring of 1878.  His expedition added considerable knowledge about the "dark" interior.  Volume 1 has a frontis. folding map, a folding map in a back pocket, and six (6) full-page maps.  Volume 2 has one full-page map.  Both volumes have numerous illustrations from engravings, both full-page and in text. ***  These books come with clear mylar protective covers. ***  Bound in green pictorial cloth boards and spines, gilt lettering on front covers and on spines.  Covers have moderate shelf wear, light soil.  The contents are clean and complete in good bindings.  *** 9 " tall by 6 "

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        Stanford's Library Map of North America Constructed by A. Keith Johnston.

      1881 - London: Edward Stanford, 1863-1881. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as issued, each sheet 840 x 770mm, total if joined c. 1650 x 1530mm. With original case, very worn.

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        The Compleat Angler

      London: Strahan & Co, [1881] - Edition de Luxe, 250 copies printed, 150 for America, 100 for England. No. 159 of the latter issue (Strahan Edition). 8vo. Title page printed in black and red, with engraved initials for the two words of the title. With 26 steel engravings (including two portraits), 74 engravings on wood, all on India paper; the full page steel engravings are mounted; and the wood engravings are laid down in the text. xv, 445 pp. Original three quarter vellum and brown boards, spine titled and ruled in gilt, t.e.g. Joints professionally repaired. Some spotting and toning of outer edges. Fine. Coigney 114 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orchomenos. Bericht über meine Ausgrabungen im Böotischen Orchomenos.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1881.. 8°. VI, 58 SS., mit 9 Textabbildungen und 4 lith. Tafeln (2 gefaltet, 1 doppelblgr.) Neueres Leinen, original Broschur aufgezogen. ADB LV, 180; dieser Titel nicht bei Borst. Erste Ausgabe dieser Beschreinbung der Ausgrabungen 1880 auf dem Gebiete der alten Hauptstadt der Minyer. - Gut erhalten, wenige Blätter im Rand leicht bestossen, sonst sauber und gut gebunden unter Verwendung des original Umschlages.

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        Illuminated Manuscript

      , 1881 1881. Full Morocco. Fine. A richly illuminated Victorian manuscript notable for its great variety of ornamentation and done by a woman famous in her day. 4to. 28 by 24 cm. 59 leaves of heavy card, each with illuminatiion. The illluminator, Edith Baird, was the "Queen of Chess" in her day. She wrote several books on chess problems, most notably, "Seven Hundred Chess Problems", Henry Sotheran, 1902, "The Twentieth Century Retractor", also Henry Sotheran, 1907. She was the daughter of a poet, Thomas WInter-Wood, who wrote under the name of "Vanguard" and who also was a chess master, as were two of Edith's brothers. The verse contained in this album do not bear titles. Edith Baird may have written some or all of the poems, but nothing definite can be said about their authorship. In addition to English, some verse is in German and French. While there are references to heaven and God, the poems are more spiritual than religious. Several of the leaves are illustrated with no poetry at all. While Ms. Baird's chess expertise might not seem germane to the book at hand, one can not help but note that the same meticulous thought with which she attacked the thorny challenges of the game she applied to her artwork, with its precise attentiion to detail. She also exhibits real originality in her painting. While drawing inspiration from Gothic, Celtic, the Medieval, Renaissance and Arabic ornamentation, she fused these influences in imaginative ways, and she managed to steer clear of repeating herself, notwithstanding the heft of the album she created. Other than a missing brass piece for the clasp to latch onto on the front board, this album is wonderfully well-preserved.

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

      New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881.. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881.. Pictorial green cloth, stamped in gilt and black. Frontis, plates and illustrations by F. Church and James Moser. June 1881 female ownership signature (executed at Larkmead) and with small Larkmead stamp in top margin of 1st page of introduction, a few very minor flecks to cloth, otherwise a brilliant copy, in cloth chemise and morocco faced slipcase. First edition, BAL's state (perhaps printing) 2, of the author's first book, with 'presumptuous' on the last line of p.9 and 'A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine' on the ad page [233] rather than quotes from reviews of this title. "A photographic reproduction of negro folk-lore, in accurate dialect ...The instant success of this first Uncle Remus caused the greatest flood of dialect literature the country had known..." - Grolier Hundred. While by no means a scarce book in ordinary condition, bright, tight copies such as this are now certainly the exception. BAL 7100. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 83.

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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First Edition, [First State] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good) A tidy book with clean covers and pages, and with no inscriptions. Reinforced stitching, re-backed retaining the original cloth and new endpapers. 12180. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First State] [2 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book and are available on request. [BAL 7100]] .

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        Lenggries - Flusslandschaft mit Ruderboot. Bleistiftzeichnung auf chamoisfarbenem Zeichenkarton,

      1881.. Rechts unten datiert: "L[enggries]. 12. Sept. [18]81. Rückseitig alt bezeichnet "M.Stockes". 28,3 x 20,5 cm.. Fein ausgeführte Landschaftsstudie mit Blick auf das Ufer der Isar, im Hintergrund Lenggries mit der Pfarrkirche St. Jacob vor dem Brauneck. - Insgesamt minimal gebräunt, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Hyeres les Palmiers, 1881

      1881. Aquarell mit Deckweiß als Hintergrund auf Papier, Signatur unten rechts: "Hyeres les Palmieres 20. Febr: 81.', Papier & Darstellung: 22,7 cm x 14,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Dieses Aquarell der Ehefrau des Politikers und Mitbegründers der Zentrumspartei Carl Friedich von Savigny (1814 Berlin - Frankfurt a.M. 1875) Marie von Savigny (1831-1905), geb. Arnim-Boitzenburg, lädt auf den ersten Blick ein in eine mediterrane Palmenidylle, unberührt von Zivilisation. Doch auf dem unteren Drittel des Bildes wird durch eine gestutzte Hecke und einem Treppenaufgang im Hintergrund bewusst verdeutlicht, dass die Palmen sich doch in einer Art Garten zu sein scheinen. Die Illusion der unberührten Exotik wird endgültig durch die Frauengestalt in der mittleren Ebene des Bildes mit Hose, Mantel und Regenschirm gebrochen. Es handelt sich um einen vom Menschen gerahmten Naturraum, der dennoch durch die schiere Größe der gen Himmel emporragenden Palmen in Staunen versetzt wird. Hyeres ist eine französische Hafenstadt an der Mittelmeerküste.

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        Die ehemalige Stiftskirche der Regulierten Chorherren Augustiner Ordens zu Bordesholm. Aufgenommen und beschrieben von Robert Schmidt. Mit mehreren Holzschnitten, Lithographien und Photographien.

      Darmstadt, Selbstverlag des Verfassers; Schleswig, Julius Bergas, 1881.. Ca. 53 x 37,5 cm. 16 Seiten, insgesamt 4 Tafeln mit Abbildungen. Grüner Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Fronttitel und Rotschnitt.. Mit einer ganzseitigen Original-Fotografie des Flensburger Hoffotografen F. Brandt (Altarschrein). Erste und letzte Seiten leicht stockfleckig, Vorderdeckel leicht fleckig. Schönes Exemplar. Selten!

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        Bird's Eye View of the Town of Nantucket in the State of Massachusetts

      J.J. Stoner, Madison, Wisconsin 1881 - Bird's Eye View of the Town of Nantucket in the State of Massachusetts Published by J.J. Stoner, 1881, Madison, Wisconsin Lithograph, Lithograph by Beck and Pauli Lithographs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sheet size: 21 ½ x 29 ½¿

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        LE DROIT INTERNATIONAL CIVIL

      BRUYLANT-CRISTOPHE & CLE EDITEURS - LIBRAIRE A.MARESCQ AINé 1881 BRUYLANT - CRISTOPHE & CLE EDITEURS - LIBRAIRE A.MARESCQ AINé 1881 8 TOMI COMPLETA OLTRE 5000 PP. LEGATURA IN CARTA FRANCESE, DORSI IN VELINA BIANCA. SEGNI DEL TEMPO, SCOLLATURA DELLA CARTA SUI PIATTI E STRAPPETTI ALLA VELINA DEI DORSI, VOLUME 3 PIù MALANDATO DEGLI ALTRI, CON MARGINI ESTERNI SUPERIORI SMANGIATI. PER IL RESTO, INTERNI IN BUONE SE NON OTTIME CONDIZIONI, CONSIDERATI GLI OLTRE 130 ANNI DEI VOLUMI

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        Kufra. Reise von Tripolis nach der Oase Kufra. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland. Nebst Beiträgen von P. Ascherson, J. Hann, F. Karsch, W. Peters und A. Stecker.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1881,. gr. in-8vo, VIII + 1 Bl. 'Zwischentitel' + 559 S. (+ 1 Berichtigungen) mit 4 Text-Ill. + 1 Bl. + XXI Meteorologische Tabellen auf 11 Faltbl. + 7 Holzstich-Tafeln + 3 geogr. Karten (2 gef.) Einfacher H.-Leinen Band, Rücken verblasst. Orig.-Umschlag vorne aufgezogen, Orig.-Umschlag hinten miteingebunden.. Erste Ausgabe. - Rohlfs (1831-1896) letzte Expedition, wieder in die Libysche Wüste, "zeitigte die Krone seiner Entdeckungen, den Oasenarchipel Kufra. Er reiste im Auftrag der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland. Seinen Bericht ergänzen die wissenschaftlichen Beiträge von P. Ascherson, J. Hann, F. Karsch, W. Peters u. A. Stecker. Die Karte von Rohlfs und Stecker "wurde für 4 volle Jahrzehnte die einzige Vorlage für alle zeichnerischen Darstellungen des Oasenarchipels" (Henze).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Henze IV, 659. -

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        Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign by Officers engaged therein

      London: David Bogue, 1881. London: David Bogue,, 1881. Edited and Annotated, with an Introduction&#133; Octavo. Original brown pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, geometric panelling in black to the upper board, in blind to the lower, grey-green floral sprigged endpapers. A little rubbed, lower corners through, small inked library mark "Orotava Library" and paper label to the front pastedown, from hinge just started, quite heavy foxing to the verso of the free endpapers and by contact to the half-title and last leaf of the catalogue, otherwise isolated to the edges with minor encroachment to the margins, overall a very good copy. First edition of an important and uncommon source for the Second Afghan War. "Major Walter [sic] Ashe has compiled a group of twenty-three letters written by several unnamed officers of the British Army during the Second Afghan War&#133; [they] focus mainly on General Burrow&#39;s disastrous defeat at Maiwand, and the consequent relief force led by General Roberts&#133; While unquestioning of the British presence in Afghanistan, the variable quality of British generalship does not pass unnoticed. Although written by various individuals, they form a coherent whole in theme and prose quality" (Riddick). Ashe was also author of The Story of the Zulu Campaign (1880) and translator of The Military Institutions of France (1869). The Barrow-built steamship Orotava was launched in 1889 for the Liverpool-Valparaiso service of Pacific Steam Navigation Company, she made two voyages in that service in 1889, and was then placed under Orient Line management for service from Liverpool to Australia via Suez. She was transferred to the Royal Mail&#39;s West Indies service in 1909, served as an armed merchant cruiser during World War I, and was broken up in 1919.

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        The First of May, a Fairy Masque

      London: H. Sotheran & Co, 1881 - Proof copy on India paper of Walter Crane's The First of May, with each sheet mounted to thick paper and the whole beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf (BINDING, ZAEHNSDORF) Number 31 of 200 copies on India paper, signed by Crane. Large folio (24 x 17-1/4 in.). [1], 56 ll. illustrated by Crane on rectos only, on India paper, mounted to thick paper. Full citron morocco, covers with borders ruled in gilt, surrounding central panel dotted with small floral gilt tools and larger circular tool of fairy holding "The First of May" banner, endpapers imitating Renaissance brocade, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Light spotting to covers, rubbing to binding at spine, foxing, mostly to mounts. Massé, pp. 32-3 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cassell&#39;s Family Magazine

      83 - London - Cassell, Petter, Galpin, & Co., 1881. 83 - London - Cassell, Petter, Galpin, & Co., 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three consecutive annual volumes of Cassell&#39;s Family Magazine. The magazinewas the successor to Cassell&#39;s Illustrated Family Paper, which was published from 31 December 1853 to 9 March 1867, becoming Cassell&#39;s Family Magazine in 1874, and later Cassell&#39;s Magazine (1897), andCassell&#39;s Magazine of Fiction (1912). The volumes feature a huge variety of content, both fiction and non-fiction, offering everything from sentimental short stories and fashion advice to summaries of scientific discoveries and artistic instruction in the art of terracotta painting. Illustrated throughout with numerous full page plates and many other smaller line drawings and engravings. Title pages undated but dates ascertainable from the contents of each volume. Spines are labelled 7, 8 and 9. Three volumes only. Condition: Uniformly bound infull cloth. Externally, smart with light rubbing and minor wear to extremities. Spines a trifle sunned. Internally, generally firmly bound, occasional leaves loose or loosening. Spotting to first and last few pages of each volume, clean and bright elsewhere. Overall: GOOD..

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        THE IRON GATE, AND OTHER POEMS

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1881.. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1881.. Gilt black cloth, t.e.g. Portrait. Decorated endsheets a bit tanned at gutters, crown and toe of spine frayed otherwise a good, bright copy. Bookplate of Frank Fletcher, Calvin Bullock and Edmund Routledge. First edition, second impression (1012 copies printed). Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "Mr. Edmund Routledge With the compliments of Oliver Wendell Holmes Boston, March 1st 1881 written with the gold pen with wh. the Autocrat was written." The recipient was a member of the Routledge publishing family (who brought out collections of Holmes&#39; poetry in England) and editor of EVERY BOY&#39;S MAGAZINE. BAL 8949. CURRIER & TILTON, pp.177-8.

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        Osnovy Khimii (Principles of Chemistry) 4-e izdanie (Fourth edition: revised)

      St Petersburg Peterburg: V Demakov, 1881. St Petersburg Peterburg: V Demakov. Very Good. 1881. Fourth (Revised) Edition. Hardback. A very nice copy and appears unused. Contemporary half-calf, raised bands to spine, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled boards, silk marker, xvi+1158[ii]pp., preface to fourth edition by the author, list of Mendeleev&#39;s other published works to face title page. Many wood-engraved illustrations, and a number of examples of the author&#39;s Periodic table. Appears to have been actually published in 1882 with text corrections etc... completed by A P Lupakov and A I Pavlinov (see foot of last page). Just a little scuffing to edges.. From the library of Issak Davidovich Krasnoselsky with his stamp to half-title (dispersed in 1914). ; Dmitri Mendeleev, outstanding scientist and &#39;Father&#39; of the Periodic Table. This 1881 fourth edition, corrected and improved to his "current understanding" as stated in Mendeleev&#39;s preface. Also see Bensaude-Vincent, 2001: "the third and fourth editions of &#39;Osnovy&#39; contained no fewer than five different representations of the periodic system .. in (this) fourth edition Mendeleev introduced a new standard representation ..." ; 1176 pages .

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        GUERRAS de los Españoles en Africa, 1542, 1543 y 1632. [Edición de F. del V. y S. R.].

      Madrid, Imp. de Miguel Ginesta. 1881 - 17.5 x 12cm. xix, 396pp., 2h. con reproducciones de dos portadas. Holandesa moderna con nervios, cortes sin desbarbar. Edición de dos impresos rarísimos y un manuscrito inédito: 'Guerra del Reino de Tremecen ,1543' por Francisco de la Cueva(el ms.); 'Diágolo de las Guerras de Oran', Córdoba, 1593, de Baltazar de Morales y 'Relación verdadera de la Gran Victoria que Antonio Zúñiga marques de Flores de Avila.tuvo con los Moros venerajes, distantes de Orán veinte y quatro leguas', Madrid, 1632. Edición cuidadosa, impreso en papel de hilo, de la 'Colección de libros españoles raros ó curiosos', tomo 15. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        The Compleatest Angling book that euer was writ, being done out of ye Hebrewe and other Tongues, by a person of Honor

      [Colophon:]"Newe Castle upon Tine": by Andro Reid for yee author", 1881. [Colophon:]"Newe Castle upon Tine": by Andro Reid for yee author", 1881. Second Edition, one of 100 copies printed. 4to. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, etchings, hand-colored ornaments, etc., by the author. Publisher&#39;s blind-stamped morocco gilt, t.e.g. Finely rebacked, preserving original spine. Fine. Cloth slipcase. Westwood & Satchell, p. 70 . The much enlarged edition of one of the most curious and beautiful books in all of angling literature, printed for "those who have, in vain, searched for the Edition of 1859", of which only 40 copies were printed. "With one or two exceptions the volume contains all the old plates and nearly as many new ones, all displaying the humorous feeling and the artistic skill which give Mr. Crawhall&#39;s works &#39;a place apart&#39; among angling books." (Westwood & Satchell). PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO HIS WIFE: "For my beloved wife Margaret B. Crawhall, June 27th, 1881." John Simpson noted that this is the only copy that he has seen bound in morocco (all other copies in black calf to the same pattern)

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        Zur Untersuchungen von pathogenen Organismen. With: Ueber disinfection I

      Berlin 1881 - 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. First Editions. Garrison-Morton 2495.1; 5636.1; 2331(n). 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's "Ueber Desinfection," in which he demonstrated mercuric chloride'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. Vol. II of the Mittheilungen opens with Koch'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'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's success in producing experimental tuberculosis in animals after cultivating the bacillus, and also announces what became known as "Koch'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'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. 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Voyage of the Argonauts in 1880

      n.p: Printed for the Argonauts., 1881.. n.p: Printed for the Argonauts., 1881.. b/w photo plates. 134 pp. &#147;Compiled by the bard from the most authentic records, illustrated by the photographer...&#148; This is a privately printed account of a steam yacht tour of Iceland and the Faero Islands. The "Argo" was a 580 ton steam yacht built by Scott&#146;s, Greenock in 1875. These were rich folks, no mistake! The narrative is charming enough, but the notable part of this book are the photographs taken by Richard Caton. The book is inscribed by him on the front blank. Scarce. Worldcat shows only five libraries holding copies. Sewing a little loose, but still VG in original red cloth. Spine lightly sunned, covers a bit soiled.

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        Sieben Jahre in Süd-Afrika. Erlebnisse, Forschungen und Jagden auf meinen Reisen von den Diamantenfeldern zum Zambesi (1872-1879). 2 Bände. Wien, A. Hölder 1881. Gr. 8°. XVI, 528 S.; IX, 1 Bl. 532 S., mit 235 Holzst.-Abbildungen u. 4 (mehrf. gef.) farblith. Karten, illustr., gold- u. schwarzgepr. OLwd.

      - Henze II, 616 - Embacher 150 - Kainbacher 68 - vgl. Mendelssohn I, 730.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Reich illustrierte Beschreibung der drei Reisen durch die südlichen Gebiete der Bantu nach Transvaal und bis zum Sambesi und den Victoriafällen. ?Holub hat die Kenntnis von der Natur und den Eingeborenen Südafrikas wesentlich bereichert? (Henze).- Mit mehrz. eigenh. Widmung u. Unterschrift v. Emil Holub am Vortitel dat. 14. 7. 1881.- Ein Vortitel u. Frontispiz mit kl. blindgepr. Namensstempel, hintere Ebd.-Deckel fleckig, 1 Rückengelenk leicht eingerissen, insges. schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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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

      San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott & Co., 1881. San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott & Co., 1881. First edition. 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.. 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.

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        Nathan der Weise. Ein dramatisches Gedicht. Mit einem Nachwort von C.R. Lessing.

      Leipzig, Drugulin, 1881.. Folio (35 x 27 cm). 3 Bl., 353 Seiten, 1 Bl. Originaler dekorativer Ganzledereinband mit reicher ornamentaler Blind- und Goldprägung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze.. *Rodenberg, S. 219. - Bibliophiler Druck der Officin Drugulin in einem aufwendigen und prachtvollen Ledereinband. - Zum 200-jährigen Jubiläum des 1779 erschienenen Hauptwerkes der deutschen Aufklärung publizierte die Offizin Drugulin in vermutlich kleiner Auflage diese Prachtausgabe, die schon alle Kennzeichen späterer Pressendrucke hat: Druck in einer dem Original nachempfundenen und großzügig gesetzten Schrifttype, Verwendung eines hochwertigen kräftigen Büttenpapiers mit Wasserzeichen und ein aufwendig und bibliophil gestalteter Ganzledereinband in Folioformat. - Sauber und sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Two Original Watercolour Views of Biarritz].

      1881 - February 1881. Two watercolours on paper: ca. 17,5x28 cm (7x11 in) and ca. 12x17,5 (4 ¾ x 7 in), mounted on larger album leaves, ca. 25,5x33 cm (10x13 in). Signed "A.D." in the lower corners, captioned and dated on the lower margins of the mounts. Minor mild foxing and chipping of the mounts, otherwise very good watercolours. Two attractive watercolours of Biarritz dated February 1881 depict a vivid sunset over the mountainous skyline and calm turquoise waters, and an old lighthouse on Cape Hainsart towering over the crashing surf. The watercolours originate from an album titled "Sketches from Nature. Augusta Drummond, 1878-82". The artist was Irish watercolourist Augusta Drummond, an acquaintance of renowned poet and artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). She was born in Kilberry, Kildare, Ireland to Robert Verschoyle and Catherine Curtis. On 5th July 1878 she married Captain Alfred Manners Drummond, nephew of 6th Duke of Rutland, Captain of the Rifle Brigade, discriminating art collector, acquaintance and client of Edward Lear. The couple had a honeymoon trip to India in 1878, and subsequently travelled to continental Europe and Australia; the travel impressions were realized by Augusta in a series of skillful watercolours. One of them depicting Tasmania and titled "Browns River near Hobart Town" is now in the collection of the National Library of Australia.

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        The Sonnets and Songs of Robert Millhouse

      Nottingham - Norris & Cokayne, 1881. Nottingham - Norris & Cokayne, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce volume of the poetry of Robert Millhouse. Containing a biography of the poet by John Potter Briscoe, who terms his subject a brilliant example of the might of genius which has welled up from the ranks of the toil worn and penury-stricken crowd. Featuring an unusualred frontispiece on blue paper opposite an attractively lettered title page. With decorative flourishes throughout, including some charming borders and illuminated capitals. Condition: In a full cloth binding with paper spine label. Externally, sound with some minor shelfwear and bumping to edges. Rear hinge a trifle strained. Internally, firmly bound. Title page is age toned but otherwise a bright, clean copy that shows some small closed tears to text block edge in places, due to roughly cut pages. Neat ink inscription, dated 1908, to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        DALZIELS' BIBLE GALLERY: ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS

      New York: Scribner & Welford, 1881. New York: Scribner & Welford, 1881.  First US edition, 42 x 35cm [folio], in ¾ leather over publisher's vellum boards w/gilt & red title & design to fr. cover, 67 unpaginated card-stock leaves w/72 proof wood engravings by the Dalziels printed on India paper laid on rectos.  Stated Limited Edition (73/1000) printed at the Camden Press, London.  By 1862 the Dalziel Brothers were making preparations for an illustrated edition of the Bible, & over several years commissioned drawings from many of the finest illustrators of the period.  However, for various reasons the project never reached fruition, & 72 of the 90 accumulated engravings were finally publ. w/o biblical text, in 2 sizes: a bound regular edition of 1000 numbered copies; & a large De Luxe issue of 100 vellum-backed portfolios w/the loose-leaf sheets laid in.  Because the regular issue was priced at 5 guineas, "our Bible commercially speaking, was a dead failure,... some 200 copies being all that were sold. The balance of the number printed were disposed of at prices which we will not here record" ("Brothers Dalziel" 1901, p.256).  This "balance" was acquired by Scribner & Welford of New York, who sold them in "[port]folio, vellum, & calf" for US$35.00 each (contemp. advert).  The present copy is one of these.  Binding Good (rebacked & recornered w/russet pigskin, new facsimile floral ep.s [the original ep. leaves are inserted at rear], & some rubbing & staining to boards w/moderate loss to title); contents Good (outer edges of some leaves tidemarked & darkened [plates are clean]).  White 146 ("the praise lavished on these designs is amply justified; the book is monumental") & passim, Reid 49 ("the most sumptuous of all our books") & passim, Fredeman 90.12, Ray 158 ("the artistic level is surely higher than that in any other of the Dalziels' collaborative volumes"), Goldman 50 & passim.  Heavy item--additional shipping required.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Bristol Past and Present

      Bristol - J. W. Arrowsmith, 1881. Bristol - J. W. Arrowsmith, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustratedhistory of the city of Bristol. With many vignette engravings throughout, including engraved frontispiece. From the prehistoric era to the time of publication. Volume I: Civil HistoryVolume II: Ecclesiastical HistoryVolume III: Civil and Modern HistoryComplete in three volumes. Condition: In red morocco bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing. Three hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD.

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        A Narrative of the Voyage of the Argonauts in 1880

      n.p: Printed for the Argonauts., 1881.. b/w photo plates. 134 pp. &#147;Compiled by the bard from the most authentic records, illustrated by the photographer...&#148; This is a privately printed account of a steam yacht tour of Iceland and the Faero Islands. The "Argo" was a 580 ton steam yacht built by Scott&#146;s, Greenock in 1875. These were rich folks, no mistake! The narrative is charming enough, but the notable part of this book are the photographs taken by Richard Caton. The book is inscribed by him on the front blank. Scarce. Worldcat shows only five libraries holding copies. Sewing a little loose, but still VG in original red cloth. Spine lightly sunned, covers a bit soiled.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und besonders auf der Baustelle von Troja. Mit einer Selbstbiographie des Verfassers, einer Vorrede von Rudolf Virchow und Beiträgen von P. Ascherson u. v. a.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1881.. Mit Holzstich-Frontispiz, 32 lithograph. Tafeln, 6 Falttafeln, 1 Karte und 1500 Textholzstichen. XXIV, 880 S. HLdr. d. Zt.. Borst 3508; Vgl. Atabey 1097 und Blackmer 1499 (jeweils frz. Ausgabe 1885). - Deutsche Erstausgabe eines der Hauptwerke Schliemanns über seine Ausgrabungen in Troja. - Fliegender Vorsatz mit handschriftl. Widmung Schliemanns an Xaver Landerer (1809-1885). Schliemann war mit dem in Athen lebenden deutschen Chemiker, Arzt und Apotheker eng befeundet; Landerer untersuchte u. a. die Farbreste und Metalllegierungen der von Schliemann in Troja ausgegrabenen Gegenstände (vgl. Trojanische Alterthümer, 1874, p. XII). Auch in vorliegendem Werk wird ein Untersuchungsergebnis Landerers auf p. 249 beschrieben. - Vorderdeckel etwas angebrochen. Die Karten in zwei Hälften, an den Trennungsrändern gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Orchomenos. Bericht über meine Ausgrabungen im böotischen Orchomenos.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1881.. Gr.-8°. Mit 9 Textabbildungen u. 4 tlw. gefalt. Tafeln. VI, 58 S., Mod. HLdr. a. 5 Bünden m. etw. Rückenvergoldung.. Erstausgabe dieser Beschreibung der 1880 erfolgten Ausgrabungen auf dem Gebiete der alten Hauptstadt der Minyer. - Gutes Exemplar. - Nicht bei Borst.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Edition Deluxe: Longfellow Portfolio, being a Selection of Seventy-Five Artist Proofs from the Original Wood-Cuts Illustrating the New Subscription Edition of Longfellow's Poetical Works

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1881. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1881. First Edition thus; one of 500 numbered sets; 75 plates plus title page, index, and introductory leaf; in a folding cloth portfolio (some wear). The plates are in excellent condition. Nearly all the plates have been signed by their engravers, and 50 have been signed by the artists, including W.H. Gibson, E.A. Abbey, T. Moran, Mary Hallock Foote, F. Hopkinson Smith, W.H. Low, A.B. Frost, J.D. Smillie, and others. Seldom found complete, this folio's plates represent what the publisher considered the best of the 600 illustrations in the set of the author's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Illustrated Catalogue of the Plumbing & Sanitary Department of the J. L. Mott Iron Works; Office and Warehouse: Nos. 88 & 90 Beekman St. New York. Branch Store: No. 1283 Broadway, New York. Foundary at Mott Haven, New York

      New York: E.D. Slater, Steam and Jobbing Printer, 153 & 155 Fulton Street, 1881. New York: E.D. Slater, Steam and Jobbing Printer, 153 & 155 Fulton Street, 1881. (MOTT) 8vo. 16 pages of Chromolithographic plates. Engravings by S.J. Cox. 248 pp. Original brown cloth. Endpapers excised, else fine copy. Romaine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World

      T. ELLWOOD ZELL, PHILADELPHIA 1881 - Rare Salesman&#146;s Sample Atlas of 1881 Used in Denver, Colorado. By John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S. With sample of fine double-page maps "Engraved & Printed in Colours" prepared in Scotland but possibly printed in Philadelphia by "T. Elwood Zell, Davis & Co." World, 3 maps of U.S., Ireland, England, Scotland, France Scandinavia, Spain, Palestine, & China.Rare and very good condition Salesman&#146;s Sample Atlas with Subscriptions list bound in rear and examples of spines in "Full Leather $13" and "Cloth $12". In front is a sample spine "Half Morocco $14 " and "Full Morocco $20", plus a printed list of prices: The atlas "Complete in Twenty-One Parts. Twenty Parts at Fifty Cents and one gratis part to subscribers." Plus a list of prices of the "Col&#146;d cloth, gilt stamp on side, bevelled boards" priced at $11.00 + $1.00 for binding. "Leather, marbled edges $12.00 $2.00 for binding. Top of the line is "Full Morocco, gilt edges, gilt side stamps. $20.00 for volume + $10.00 for binding. On the first subscribers&#146; page "We, the undersigned, do hereby subscribe to Zell&#146;s Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World,." is a testimonial: "I have owned a copy of Zell&#146;s Atlas for several years and have found it to be a valuable work of reference." (signature appears to be Aawulsove?) "Denver, Aprl 14, 1882" Subscribers&#146; names and addresses include: M. A. Pease Leather (binding) Room 5 Broadway School; Mrs. J. F. Tidball (?) Room 7 24th School; Mrs. F. R. Hough(w or n) Leather Gilpin School; Esther W. Matthews, Leather, Denver 135 Broadway; Kate T. Weed (I. P.?) 133 Penn. St.

      [Bookseller: Murray Hudson]
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        Mr. G. H. Knight .Swan St., Richmond, Australia, 1881. Floor plans and elevations

      Richmond Australia: , 1881. Richmond Australia:. 1881.. Very good condition. A large architectural drawing for a residence in Richmond, Victoria (Australia), the floor plan showing ground floor and first floor plans, with elevation of the front facade and section, of the shops and residences of an 1881 building at Swan Street. With two separate shops on the ground floor plan, and through to the rear, dining room, stairs, kitchen, scullery and bathrooms, each with a bath tub. The ground floor plan shows two residences, with dining room with fireplace, two bedrooms, stairs and a landing with lavatory, and servants bed room at the very back. The elevation of the facade with the typical bullnose porch, cast iron pillars and decorative ironwork, and at the very top of the building the plaque "Established AD 1881". The section view shows joists on the ground floor made of red gum and joists on the first floor made of "Oregon". The use of red gum joists indicates this is an Australian Victorian building. Plans and elevations in color, with note at right side "this is one of the plans referred to in [illegible] between us, dated 20th June 1881. I am George Henry Knight". 36 1/2 x 24 1/2". Small areas of damp stain at four corners, not affecting the drawings.

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        Fugitiva

      Private Circulation, 1881. Private Circulation, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce collection of poetry printed privately. Includes poems entitled &#39;Sky&#39;, &#39;Heather&#39;, &#39;The Beggar&#39; and &#39;The Aeolian Harp&#39;. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally sound, with some shelfwear to the head and tail of the spine only. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge tender but holding. Bookplate of Margaret Cohen to front pastedown, and her neat ink signature to title page. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Charles Guitau [Guiteau]

      York County, Pennsylvania: Unpublised manuscript Lyrics Circa 1881. Lyrics of the famous folk ballad describing Guiteau&#39;s assassination of President James A. Garfield, his trial, and his execution. On both sides of one 4.5"x8" sheet of blue-lined writing paper, embossed "Waverly." The writing is legible, however the paper has toned. One border of the sheet as well as a center-fold have old tape reinforcements. Initially, many thought that Guiteau had composed this ballad while in jail awaiting execution, however the lyrics are actually based upon The Lamentation of James Rogers, a broadside ballad about a murderer executed in 1858. This ballad&#39;s lyrics, which were not published in broadside, song sheet, or as sheet music became very popular and spread orally throughout the eastern half of the United States. One variation of the lyrics was first published in Louise Pound&#39;s American Ballads and Songs in 1922. In this manuscript of the lyrics, Allie R. Thompson identifies herself as the ballad&#39;s author, clearly signing the work, "Written by Allie R Thompson." (In another Thompson manuscript, The Rosewood Coffin, she makes it clear that she did not compose, but only copied that ballad from a newspaper, the "Hopewell News." Also in that manuscript, Thompson notes she was from York County, Pennsylvania, which is the location of Hopewell Township.) . Leaf. Good to Very Good.

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        The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of the British Empire for 1881

      ONT>, 1881. ONT>, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of Foster&#39;s genealogical compendium. With an illustrated title page, and lavishly illustrated with heraldic crests and arms throughout. With publisher&#39;s advertisments to the front and rear. Joseph Foster (9 March 1844 29 July 1905) was an English genealogist whose transcriptions of records held by the Inns of Court and Oxford University are still important historical resources. Foster was born at Sunniside, Sunderland and developed an interest in genealogy at an early age. He worked initially as a printer in London but undertook genealogical research as well, becoming friends with several heralds of arms during his life. His first publication, in 1862, was on his Quaker ancestry. He followed this with research into the histories of various families from the north of England. His major works, still used by historians, were transcriptions of the admission registers of the Inns of Court (published in 1885 as Men at the Bar) and of the matriculation registers of the University of Oxford for the period 1500 to 1886 (published as Alumni Oxonienses). This latter work was marked by the award of an honorary MA by the University in 1892. It has been said of Foster that he was no scholarly antiquary, but his energy as a transcriber and collector of genealogical and heraldic data has few parallels, and many of his publications remained classic resources, several of permanent value. Condition: In decorative cloth binding. Externally rubbed and marked, with wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane

      London - J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881. London - J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited large paperedition set of The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. Gil Blas is a picaresque novel by Alain-Ren Lesage published between 1715 and 1735. It is considered to be the last masterpiece of the picaresque genre. Written by Alain-Ren Le Sage (6 May 1668 17 November 1747), a French novelist and playwright. He is best known for his comic novel The Devil upon Two Sticks, his comedy Turcaret and, of course, this novel. Translated from the original French by Tobias Smollett. With twelve original etchings by R. de los Rios. Hand numbered 83 of only 100 sets, on laid paper, medium 8vo, with proof etchings on Japanese paper. Condition: Uniformly bound in the publisher&#39;s original cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with sunning to spines and light wear to extremities. Dampstaining and light mold to the rear board and final few pages of volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with only occasional instances of spotting. Many pages remain uncut. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings

      New York: D. Appleton, 1881. New York: D. Appleton, 1881. First Edition; third state. Finely bound early in the 20th century in full black morocco with an elaborately decorated spine; original spine and front cover cloth bound in after the text. Inset onto each pastedown, framed by gilt morocco, is an original watercolor by George H. Norman of Brer Rabbit; signed by the artist. Minor rubbing and a barely visible tide mark at top of the fore-edge; in excellent condition.

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