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        British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Missionary Tours in India and Ceylon

      London - Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this study of India and Ceylon, as undertaken by missionaries. With frontispiece engraving. Binder's label to rear pastedown (Goulden). Condition: In a red cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and light bumping. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered light spotting. Ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Illuminated Manuscript

      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 illumination. 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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      London: George Bell and Sons, 1881. original publishers green cloth. Marbling. 8vo. original publishers green cloth. 82 pages. Containing a full Description of the Nature and Properties of the Materials Used, the Method of Preparing Them, and of Executing Every Kind of Marbling in Use at the Present Time, with Numerous Illustrations and Examples. Third edition, revised. Contains 39 plates of marbled paper specimens, some with multiple samples. Also present is an extra section of 9 specimens of marbled paper following a tipped-in notice that "The eight (sic) following specimens are of recent make and now much used, and may be procured of W. Mansell, & Co., Bookbinders, Crown Court, 121 Chancery Lane, London, W.C." "A major event in British marbling, and surely one of the prime events in the entire history of marbling, occurred with the publication of Charles Woolnough's The Art of Marbling... There is no denying that (this book) was the most remarkable contribution to the literature up to that time, and it remains, together with a handful of other manuals, an essential work. In these initial editions he not only provided for all posterity the most intimate and detailed information on the actual materials and methods of the craft then in use, but also gave precise instructions for making approximately thirty patterns - the complete armamentarium of the English marbler at mid-nineteenth century - including both older designs and those that recently had become popular. Woolnough's new and slightly enlarged edition of his manual, issued in 1881, incorporated a few more patterns that had been introduced in the intervening years." - Wolfe, Marbled Paper, Its History, Techniques, and Patterns pp.77-80. Light wear at spine ends and small hole in back hinge.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Whole Art of Marbling as Applied to Paper, Book-Edges etc. Containing a full description of the nature and properties of the materials used, the method of preparing them, and of executing every kind of marbling in use at the present time, with numerous illustrations and examples. Reprint of the second, enlarged edition.

      - (London, Bell 1881); Kidlington, The Plough Press 1985. 21,2 : 13,4 cm. 2 l., 82 S. Text mit 5 Abb. und 39 Tafeln mit 54 handmarmorierten Originalmustern, davon 34 ca. 12,5 : 10 cm gorss. Grüner Orig.-Leinenband nach dem Original von 1881 mit Blindpr. u. Titel in Gold. Sehr schöner Nachdruck des ersten englischen Handbuchs, das ausführlich und detailliert die Kunst des Marmorierens auf Papier, Buchschnitt etc. beschrieb. Mit herrlichen Original-Marmorpapiermustern von Katherine Davis of Payhembury Marbled Papers. Vorwort von Geoffrey Wakeman. - Makelloses Exemplar einer kleinen Auflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Leaves of Grass

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1881 - 1881-82 Edition,1st printing; Very good - olive cloth covered boards. Author's name in gold script on front cover bordered in gold. Gold lettering and designs on backstrip. Engraved portrait of Whitman w/tissue between pages 28-29. Book is square and binding is firm. Previous owners name in pencil on top of title page. interior is o/w clean and unmarked. Corners are bumped and the top & bottom edge of backstrip is frayed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ariel's Book Nook]
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        History of the Zulu War and its Origin

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, 1881. Second Edition, with Additions. Octavo. Original brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind rules to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding coloured map at the rear, folding plan of Isandhlwana. Very lightly rubbed, corners turned, head and tail of the spine slightly crumpled, front free endpaper neatly replaced, light toning, a very nice copy. This second edition - "very carefully revised, and [with] some new important matter inserted" including the plan of Isandhlwana - followed a year after the first. Colenso was the daughter of the Bishop of Natal, and a noted Zulu sympathiser, Durnford's brother, Anthony, had died at Isandhlwana "the central figure of a knot of brave men" (ODNB) in a last stand against the overwhelming Zulu force. He was made the scapegoat for the humiliating defeat, and his brother and Colenso "endeavoured through their writings and public lobbying to rehabilitate his reputation." However, this work is far from a narrow apologia, but attempts to place the war within a wider political context, severely criticising "the general policy of Sir Bartle Frere towards Zululand and its king, and it is maintained that the idea of the subjugation of the Zulus had occupied the minds of certain British statesmen since the year 1873, while it was well known that a war would be popular in Natal" (Mendelssohn). Decidedly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Holzmalerei-Vorlagen zum Bemalen feiner Holzgeräthe [RARE]

      J. Veith n.d [ca. 1881], Karlsruhe - Rare copy: OCLC only has one listing.Folio (15" x 11"). Portfolio. Paste-on labels over paper covered cloth with string ties. 24 chromolithographic plates. Very attractive suite of plates showing ornaments for book covers, lamp bases, cigarette plates ["Zigarettenteller"], frames, boxes and other smaller household articles. In German. Some occasional slight handling marks, else fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L' Espagne. Orné De 335 Gravures et Planches Par Alexandre Wagner.

      Ebhardt, Paris 1881 - 370 págs. más numerosas láminas. Ricamente ilustrado con vistas , escenas costumbristas, etc. Muy interesante. =Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid ( casi 100 páginas ) - Toledo - Córdoba - Sevilla y Granada. =Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel con puntas. Lomera con nervios y florones. Size: Gran Formato [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Uberschatzung Lessing's und dessen Anwaltschaft fur die Juden [The Overvaluation of Lessing and his Advocacy of the Jews]

      Karlsruhe und Liebzig: Verlag von H. Reuther. 1881. First. First edition. Octavo. 93, [1]pp. Green cloth gilt. Spine a bit faded and a little foxing in the text, very good or better. Signed by Duhring at the conclusion of the introduction. Bookplate of Friedrich Lessing (presumably a descendent of the subject), with much pencil marginalia in German, presumably in his hand, most confined to the introduction and front matter. Pencil note: "Breslauer 29 Aug 1944" (presumably purchased from the prominent German-American rare bookseller at that time). Duhring was a philosopher and economist, and one of the promoters of the anti-Semitic movement in Germany. This work denigrates the role of the 18th century German philosopher and dramatist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, whose works promoted religious tolerance, as evidenced by his friendship with Moses Mendelssohn. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        F.B. Maning's Tasmanian Directory for 1881-2: containing alphabetical, trade, professional, government and official, and institution directory, together with a large amount of miscellaneous useful information. First year of publication

      Hobart: Francis Beresford Maning. 1881. 8vo. xviii, 384pp (i-xii & 379-84 are adverts), advertisements on all endpapers. Original green cloth, title blocked in gilt and black-stamped rules and floral decorations on the upper board; the cloth quite rubbed with some neat repairs to the spine. Edges yellowed and with a little spotting, binder's misfolding to two late leaves, otherwise a good clean copy. ***Ferguson 12221. .

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

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1881. - mit 11 Abbildungen und drei Falt-Karten, mit Frontispiz und Deckblatt, 8°. 22,2 x 14,5 cm. VIII, (1) Bl.,559 (3) S., Seiten, Vorwort von Gerhard Rohlfs, In gutem Zustand. sauberer und frischer Einband, das Bezugspapier mit Pfauenmuster (Oleographie-Papier), sauber und frisch, wie unberührt, der Einband in braunem Lederimitat, weiter in den Seitenzahlen: XXI S. (meteorologische Beobachtungen), 3 Faltkarten. private Nachbindung, mit Leinenecken , Lederrückenschild mit Goldprägung und Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
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        The Voyages of William Baffin 1612-1622

      Hakluyt Society, London 1881 - Blue cloth with gilt titles on darkened spine. Corners and spine ends are bumped. Contents are tight. Contents have darkened e/p's with previous owner's name. There is a small tear to edge of front e/p. Touch of foxing to e/p's and prelims. lix & 192pp. Maps and illustrations all present and in good order. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arty Bees Books]
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        PANORAMA MATRITENSE (Primera Serie de las Escenas.) 1832 a 1835, por El Curioso Parlante. Escenas Matritenses. Segunda Serie (1836 - 1842.) Tipos y Carácteres. Bocetos de Costumbres (1843 - 1862.) Nueva ed., corregida y aumentada con notas. Recuerdos de Viaje por Francia y Bélgica en 1840 a 1841. El Antiguo Madrid, Paseos Histórico-Anecdóticos por las Calles y Casas de esta Villa. (2 tomos). Memorias de un Setentón, Natural y Vecino de Madrid. Tomo I. 1808 - 1823. Tomo II. 1824 - 1850.

      Ilustración Española y Americana, Madrid 1881 - 13x20.5. 8 vols. de xv + 392pp. 2h, xi + 396pp. 2h., xiii + 304pp. 2h., vii + 290pp. 3h., ix + 326pp., 2h. 293pp. 3h., 2h. 319pp. 1h. y vi + 293pp. 1h. Frontis. en el T. I.; 21 ilustraciones en láminas en los 2 tomos de Antiguo Madrid. Holandesa tela de época. Ocasionales huellas de óxido, pero buenos ejemplares. Las obras completas del cronista de la capital, con prólogos del autor, de Larra, Hartzenbusch, etc. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Códigos Españoles y Colección Legislativa, comprensiva de lo legislado con posterioridad a los códigos, o sea Legislación General de España, ilustrada con los retratos de los reyes autores de los códigos. Parte 1ª. Códigos. Tomo I. Fuero Juzgo. Tomo II. Fuero Viejo. Fuero Real. Leyes del Estilo y Ordenamiento de Alcalá. Tomos III y IV. Las Siete Partidas. Tomos V y VI. Novísima Recopilación. Tomo VII. Diccionario de la Legislación Posterior a los Códigos. Parte 2ª. Colección Legislativa. Tomos VIII (Decretos de Cortes. 1810 - 1814 y 1820 - 1823), IX y X (Constituciones Políticas I y II.) (10 vols.)

      La Publicidad, Saturnino Gómez, Madrid 1881 - 2ª ed. 13.5x20.5. 10 vols. de: T. I - cl + 200pp. 1h. Retrato litografiado del Rey Chindasvinto. T. II - xxxv + 114 + xxiv + 176 + ix + 92pp. 1h. + xvi + 70pp. Retratos de Pedro el Cruel, Alfonso XI. T. III - xliv + 581pp. 3h. Retrato de Alfonso X. T. IV - 452pp. 3h. T. V - xxxv + 553pp. Retrato de Carlos IV. T. VI - 360pp. T. VII - xxii pp. 1h. 423pp. T. VIII - xxviii + 513pp. + índice; T. IX - xiii +224pp. 3h. y T. X - 352pp. 3h. Holandesa piel. Los márgenes exteriores de las cubiertas han sido reparadas; refuerzos en el margen exterior del papel de las primeras 70pp. del T. 8, alguna antigua huella de humedad. En general, buenos ejemplares. Completo. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        A Collection of Novels Inscribed to Close Friend

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

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        La reliure francaise commerciale et industrielle depuis l'invention de l'imprimerie jusqu'à nos jours.

      Morgard et Fatout,, Paris, 1881 - Cm. 32,5, pp. (8) 137 (3). Con molte incisioni (anche a piena pagina) e 4 tavole fuori testo di cui due ripiegate e due (splendide) in cromolitografia. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli su tassello, piatti inquadrati da filetti concentrici e con armi centrali in oro. Taglio di testa dorato, dentelles interne e brossura originale conservata. Dorso abilmente e quasi impercettibilmente rifatto; esemplare a pieni margini ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Edizione originale ed unica. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LA RELIURE FRANÇAISE Commerciale et Industrielle depuis l’invention de l’imprimerie jusqu’a nous jours. Paris, Damascene Morgand & Charles Fatout Libraires, 1881.

      - Bross. editoriale, dorso in tela recente, cm 31x23, cc. 4 non num., pp 137, 20 splendide tavv su carta grave di cui 3 a colori con veline di protezione, 1 tavv è ripiegata in quattro, numerosi fregi ad inizio capitolo. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        JOURNAL AMUSANT, LE. Journal illustré. Journal d'images, journal comique, critique, satirique, etc.

      Masion Philipon, Paris 1881 - Gran fol., 42X32. conjunto de números diversos publicados entre el nº 1293 (de 11 juin 1881) al número 1749 (8 marzo 1890), encuadernados juntos. Planos en tela, lomo piel con nervios, florones, hilos dorados. Corte superior dorado. Ex-libris. Muy buen ejemplar. Conjunto compuesto por una buena cantidad de números de esta revista humorística francesa, que fue dirigida por Th. Le Cerf, y posteriormente por J. Bernadac, y tuvo como jefe de redacción a Pierre Véron. Cada número constaba de ocho páginas, todas ellas ilustradas con dibujos satíricos y humorísticos, obra de los mejores dibujantes del momento, e incluía también breves textos concebidos así mismo en clave de humor. Revistas francesas. Revistas satíricas. Humor. French magazines. Satirical magazines. Humour.

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        Histoire des Ariégeois (comté de Foix et vicomté de Couserans) - De l'esprit et de la force intellectuelle et morale dans l'Ariège et les Pyrénées centrales.

      Paris, Didier et Cie, 1881-1882-1883-1885-1886-1887. - 7 volumes Vol.1: 1faux-titre, 1titre, 1feuillet, XVI + 676p. (sur 678: manquent p. 253-254 remplacées par des photocopies), 1feuillet, 1planche hors texte (sur 6: manquent 5 planches remplacées par des photocopies); Vol.2: 5ff., LXXXIV + 676p., 1 croquis in texte, 11 planches hors texte dont 1 frontispice; Vol.3: 3ff., XI + 824p., 10 planches hors texte dont 1 frontispice; Vol.4: 2ff., CVII + 1024p., 1f., 9 planches dont 5 hors texte et 4 comprises dans la pagination (manquent 2 planches remplacées par des photocopies); Vol.5: 4ff., LXXII + 909p., 1f., 3 vignettes in texte dont 1 schéma et 1 carte, 27 planches hors texte dont 1 carte (manquent 2 planches dont le frontispice); Vol.6: 4ff., LXXp., 1f., 782p., 3 planches hors texte dont 1 dépliante (sur 4: manque le frontispice); Vol.7: 3ff., XCIX + 821p., carte, fac-similés de signatures et plus de 100 vignettes in texte, 13 planches dont 1 hors texte et 12 comprises dans la pagination (2 sur doubles pages) - (manquent le frontispice et la carte de fin). Bords fottés avec manques marginaux de papier de couvrure sur les plats; manquent 2 pages de texte et 12 planches: 2 pages et 5 planches du 1er volume remplacées par 7 photocopies, 2 planches du 4è volume (1 seule remplacée par 1 photocopie: manque le frontispice), 2 planches du 5è volume, le frontispice du 6è, et le frontispice et la carte de fin du 7è volume; marges de quelques 1ères pages massicotées (5è volume) ou fendillées (7è volume); petite découpe dans les coins supérieurs de 168 feuilles du 5è volume (tranche de tête peu élégante mais aucune atteinte au texte). Histoire du Comté de Foix, en 4 parties et 7 volumes: 1/"Les Poètes de l'Ariège" (1er vol.); 2/"Les Militaires de l'Ariège": "Les Militaires de l'Ariège, 1ère période, depuis le commencement du Comté de Foix jusqu'à la Révolution française" (2è vol.), et "Les Militaires de l'Ariège, 2ème période, depuis la Révolution française jusqu'à nos jours" (3è vol.); 3/"Administrateurs et hommes scientifiques de l'Ariège" (4è vol.); 4/"Archéologues de l'Ariège": "Archéologues de l'Ariège, Tome 1er: Descripteurs du sol, géologues, historiens" (5è vol.), "Archéologues de l'Ariège, Tome II: Suite des hommes scientifiques, orateurs, moralistes, pédagogues, publicistes, etc" (6è vol.) et "Archéologues de l'Ariège, Tome III: Suite et fin des hommes scientifiques - Compléments sur les hommes et les choses", avec index général (7è vol.). Illustré d'eaux-fortes de CHAUVET. Exemplaire bien complet des 7 volumes, complet du texte (dont 2 pages manquantes photocopiées), avec 74 planches (sur 86: manquent 12 planches dont 7 remplacées par des photocopies) et plus de 100 vignettes. Reliure d'époque demi-basane rouge; dos à titres et sous-titres dorés soulignés de doubles filets dorés et de faux-nerfs ornés de filets dorés, filets et pointillés dorés en têtes et en queues.

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        Les Artistes Modernes (4 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : Les Peintres de Genre ; Tome 2 : Les Peintres militaires et les peintres de nus ; Tome 3 : Les peintres d'histoire, paysagistes, portraitistes et sculpteurs ; Tome 4 : Peintres divers.

      Librairie Artistique H. Launette , Librairie d'Art Ludovic Baschet 1881 - Edition de Grand Luxe, Edition d'Artiste avec épreuves avant la lettre, tirage des vignettes en bistre, exemplaire sur vélin numéroté avec gravures sur Chine, photogravures de Goupil et Cie, en-têtes spécialament dessinés pour chaque artiste par G. Fraipont, 4 vol. grand in-8 rel. demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs dorés richement orné (fleurons en caisson), filet doré en mors et coins, tête dorée, non rogné, dates en queue, chaque planche sous serpente imprimée, couv. cons., reliures signées de Allô, épreuves avant la lettre pour les tomes 2 à 4, Librairie Artistique H. Launette, Librairie d'Art Ludovic Baschet, Paris, 1881-1884, XII-164 pp. ; 2 ff. 164 pp. ; 2 ff. 164 pp. ; 2 ff. 164 pp. Superbe exemplaire (qq. rouss., très menus frottements à la reliure, magnifique exemplaire par ailleurs) parfaitement établi par Allô. On y retrouve tous les peintres de l'époque, connus ou moins célèbres : Puvis de Chavanne, De Neuville, Corot, Bonnat, Rosa Bonheur, Detaille, Stevens, Gérôme, mais aussi Fortuny, Chaperon, Sergent, Gleyre, Veyrassat, Fremiet, Albert Maignan, etc., etc. (Vicaire, V, 1115) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Als Eskimo unter den Eskimos.,

      Wien, Hartleben, 1881 - 4 Bl., 247 S. Mit 3 (davon 2 gefalt.) kol. Karten und zahlreichen Textabb. Erste Ausgabe. - Henze III, 44. - Von 1878 bis 1880 nahm der aus Prag stammende Klutschak (1847-1890) an der von dem Amerikaner Frederick Schwatka geführten Expedition durch die kanadische Arktis teil. Zweck der Unternehmung war es, die Geschehnisse während der letzten Expedition des britischen Entdeckers John Franklin in den 1840-er Jahren zu rekonstruieren. Die Expeditionssteilnehmer versuchten so weit wie möglich wie die Eingeborenen und in engster Verbindung mit ihnen zu leben. Grundton des Werks ist Repekt für den Lebenstil der Eskimos und Bewunderung für ihre Überlebenstechniken. - Vereinzelt kleine Einrisse, eine Faltkaste mit hinterlegten Einrissen, leicht fleckig und gebräunt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Ballads and Sonnets

      Ellis and White, London 1881 - Hardcover. First Edition. AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY. Inscribed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti: "To Frederick Leyland from his friend D.G. Rossetti 1881." Rossetti died the following year. Leyland was Rossetti's most important late patron. Frederick Leyland (1832-1892) was a Liverpool shipping magnate and major art collector. He had a collection of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelites and from artists of the Aesthetic Movement, as well as an important collection of Italian Renaissance paintings. His collection included Rossetti's "The Blessed Damozel," "Monna Rosa Proserpine", and "Lady Lillith." Rossetti also painted portraits of Leyland and his wife. Other well-known works commissioned by Leyland were "The Beguiling of Merlin" by Edward Burne-Jones, and Whistler's Peacock Room, which was installed in his London house (The Peacock Room may now be seen at the Freer Art Gallery). Bound in original green cloth with gilt flower and lattice design by Rossetti on covers and spine. There is spotting to the preliminary leaves and at the end of the book, including on the inscription page, but this does not obscure the inscription. Closed half-inch margin tear to page 327. A very nice copy in very good plus condition. 335 pages plus one page ad. PRERAPH/052213. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Monde Physique

      Hachette, Paris 1881 - 5 volumes in 4, ,reliures d'éditeur rouge ornées de décors dorés tête et tranches dorées. 872, 668, 1007, 772 et 1024 pages. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs. T 1 : La Pesanteur et la gravitation universelle - Le Son. T 2 : La Lumière. T 3 : Le Magnétisme et l'Electricité. T 4 : La Chaleur. T 5 : La Météorologie, la Physique Moléculaire. Bel exemplaire de cette série complète dans la reliure d'éditeur.

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      1881 - [a scarce set in blue] [Together, two volumes.] Translated from the French by Miss Agnes D. Kingston. Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. 8 pp undated ads in each volume. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American hardbound edition of this tale taking place in India; to quote the synopsis provided by Scribner's at the time (as cited in T&M),~Account of a journey through northern India, in 1867, by four Englishmen, in search of hunting and adventure; they travel over ground made memorable by the Indian mutiny, of which many thrilling episodes are recalled and described; the famous Nana Sahib figures considerably in the work, a renewed effort having been made at that time by the English government to capture him; the search for him and his death are described; the great feature of this story is the original manner in which the characters travel, their equipage consisting of a complete house on wheels, drawn by a huge traction engine having the form of an elephant.~THE DEMON OF CAWNPORE has on its front cover an illustration of the "steam elephant" pulling the passenger car; TIGERS AND TRAITORS shows Maucler and Captain Hood taking refuge inside a tiger cage as tigers circle around them.~George Munro published the first (unillustrated) edition in English of Part I in August 1880, and Part II in January 1881, in his self-wrappered "Seaside Library." Sampson Low published the first illustrated edition of Part I in December 1880, followed by Part II in April 1881. And Part I of this Scribner edition was published in February 1881, followed by Part II in May 1881.~These two volumes are in blue cloth; we have also seen them in red cloth and (much more typically) in grey, terra-cotta or brown cloth (no priority). Both volumes are in just-about-fine condition (the merest hint of wear at the spine heads). This is the only set we have ever seen in blue. Taves & Michaluk V021; Myers 46. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings.

      Appleton & Company, New York 1881 - Cloth chemise in quarter morocco slipcase. First edition. First issue with "presumptive" last line, page 9 and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning "New Books. Treatise on the Practice of Medicine . . . " BAL 7100; Blank, "Peter Parley to Penrod" 56. Tan pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt on front with gilt to spine. An exceptional copy; clean, crisp and bright.; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      D Appleton and Co, New York 1881 - 8vo, pp. 231, 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original green cloth illustrated in black and gold. A couple of signatures a little loose. Bookplate of Enoch Harvey to front pastedown. Some rubbing to spine ends, edges and corners, a few marks to cloth, otherwise a bright, very good copy. Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. First edition, first issue, with no mention of this book in the advertisements, and with 'presumptive' on p.9. Grolier: 100 Influential American Books, No. 86. Grolier: 100 Influential American Books, No. 86.

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

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1881 - Meets all BAL 7100 first state points. 232 pages. 8 pp. advertisements. Frontispiece and 7 plates inserted; other illustrations in text. Last line of p. 9 shows the word 'presumptive'. Advertisements begin with 'New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine. . . .' No mention of the title in the advertisements. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. Slightly uneven text block. Two tiny owners' bookplates inside the front cover. Minor cover wear, mostly at corners and spine ends. Bright gilt lettering and decoration. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      D. Appleton and Company NY 1881 - 1st ed. hardback with no dust jacket GD/--, no names or marks, clean cream pages, front and back hinges are cracked, title page is detached and present, stitching of the binding is starting to break throughout. Brown pictorial cloth boards with Brer Rabbit stamped in bright gilt on front, bright gilt spine titles, pretty green butterfly and flower endpapers. Has "presumptive" bottom of page 9, advert for A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine on page 233. Ignore abe's shipping estimate as I will charge shipping at cost - Australia Post rates. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Remus or Mr. Fox, Mr. Rabbit, and Mr. Terrapin

      George Routledge and Sons, London and New York 1881 - Of 950.00 Now gilt lettering on spine lightly faded. end papers and pastedowns lightly foxed. paper lightly tanned. page edges tanned and lightly foxed. overall a handsome copy. hinges completely sound. overall nice and square. in square on back of title page. extracts from american reviews. followed by 9 page introduction to the american edition. 2 page listing of books available from routledge at end. this is a splendid survival of a victorian children's book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Laodicean; or, The Castle of the De Stacys. A Story of To-Day. In Three Volumes.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881 - 3 volumes, octavo. Near contemporary blue half morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spines gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt. Bookplate of William Saunders, dated 1904, to each front pastedown, and bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield to each free endpaper. Endpapers tanned from turn-ins, hinges cracked, contents tanned with scattered foxing. A very good set. First edition. A Laodicean initially appeared as a serial in the European edition of Harper's New Monthly Magazine from December 1880 to December 1881, and in Harper's in America between January 1881 and January 1882. Each instalment featured an illustration by George du Maurier, who had already illustrated another of Hardy's serials, The Hand of Ethelberta. However, with A Laodicean, Hardy and Du Maurier worked closer together, regularly exchanging letters discussing the subject matter and composition of Du Maurier's work. Purdy, pp. 36-37. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Voyages au Theatre

      J. Hetzel et Cie, Editeurs Paris [1881] - First Edition. Small quarto, contemporary half dark green leather, gilt lettering at spine, marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated (dessins par) by L. Benett and H. Meyer. Very rare theatrical versions of Verne's novels done by Verne and D'Ennery, including: Le Tour Du Monde en 80 Jours, piece in 5 actes et un prologue; Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant, piece en 5 actes et un prologue; Michel Strogoff, piece a grand spectacle in 5 actes. An attractive firmly bound volume, modest shelf wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Un Curieux manuscrit enluminé sur l'amour courtois

      Manuscrit original 1881 - SELLIER (Jules). Arrêts de cours d'amours recueillis par Benoît Le Court, jurisconsulte, né à Saint Symphorien le Châtel dans le Lyonnais, chanoine de Lyon, Vermenton, 1881. Rl. demi-chagrin, 324 ff., 22 x 14 cm. Remarquable traduction sur le vieux français sur l’édition de 1566 par Jules Sellier, de Vermenton, qui se revendique examinateur au Crédit foncier de France. Le commentaire de Benoît Le Court, sur les Arrêts d'Amours, fut imprimé pour la première fois à Lyon, chez Griphius en 1533. Les cours d'amour représentent au moyen-âge une petite révolution culturelle menée par les troubadours provençaux qui, par la diffusion de compositions gaies et galantes, réservaient une place grandissante aux femmes. Par la quête de l’amour courtois comme idéal poétique, les troubadours eurent une forte influence sur les mentalités des cours européenne et l’érotisme de la chevalerie. Tant et si bien que l’expression publique de ses sentiments, sous forme de jeu et de mises en scènes conduites par les ménestrels, passionnait les participants. On en vient ainsi à examiner toutes les figures possibles de la relation amoureuse, et de ses empêchements, pour en dénouer les cas les plus complexes au moyen des solutions les plus habiles. Ainsi naquirent les Cours d’amour, véritable code jurisprudentiel et ludique de l’amour au moyen-âge. C’est un dénommé Martial d’Auvergne qui eut le premier l’idée de réunir les arrêts rendus par les cours d'amours, pour en former une sorte de Corpus jurit amoris. Puis, en 1533, un très célèbre jurisconsulte de Lyon, nommé Benoit le Court, commenta très sérieusement et mo¬tiva légalement ces arrêts. Finalement, en 1881, Jules Sellier qui possédait une copie de l’ouvrage de Benoit le Court en modernisa le texte dans une pièce unique, le présent manuscrit. Les feuillets ne sont, pour la majorité, écrit que sur le recto, quelques pages sont assez richement enluminées, toutes sont réglées à l’encre carmine et porte le monogramme de Jules Sellier. Reliure légèrement frottée, dernière garde désolidarisée, autres défauts mineurs, bon état général. [--ENGLISH--] Remarkable translation on the 1566 edition, made by Jules Sellier. The comment of Benoît Le Court, on the Rulings of Loves, was printed for the first time in Lyon, by Griphius in 1533. The courts of love represent a sort of cultural revolution in the Middle Ages, led by troubadours who, by the spread of cheerful and courteous compositions, reserved a growing placeto the women. By the quest of the courtly love as poetic ideal, the troubadours had a strong influence on the mentalities of the European courts and the eroticism of the chivalry. So much and so that the public expression of its feelings, in the form of games and plays led by minstrels, fascinated the participants. All the possible figures of the love relation, and its hindrances, offered the challenge to solve the most complex cases using the most skillful solutions. So were born the Courts of love, real case law and playful code of love in the Middle Ages. Martial d' Auvergne had the idea to gather the rules sentenced by the courts of loves, to form a sort of of jurit amoris Corpus. Then, in 1533, a famous French legal adviser of Lyon, named Benoit le Court, commented very seriously and motivated legally these rulings. Finally, in 1881, Jules Sellier who possessed a copy of Benoit le Court’s work modernized the text in a unique copy, the present manuscript. Pages are, for the great majority, written only on the first side, some pages are rather richly illuminated, all pages are ruled with carmine ink and wear Jules Sellier's monogram. Slightly rubbed binding, last endpaper is loose, other minor defects, good overall condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pierrot Sceptique Pantomime

      Paris, Edouard Rouveyre 1881 - Livre d'occasion 23,4 x 14,3 cm, demi-maroquin à longs grains orange à la bradel, couvertures conservées (Champs), 1 f. n. ch. (faux-titre), 27 pp. Condition : Edition originale de cette pantomime écrite à quatre mains par Hennique et Huysmans. Savoureuse illustration en couleurs de Jules Chéret sur les presses duquel le livre fut imprimé. L'un des 46 ex. num. imprimés sur Japon fort glacé (après 1 ex. sur parchemin, 5 ex. sur papier rose et avant 260 ex. sur papier Seychall Mill). Rare exemplaire en grand papier, dans une charmante reliure signée de l'époque de Champs. Trace d'un ex-libris décollé en première garde. Quelques petites taches à la reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionaire Du Chiffre- Monogramme Dans Les Styles Moyen - Age, et Renaissance & Couronnes Nobiliaires Universelles. 34 Planches Gravées Au Burin, Avec D'un Texte Historique Sur Les Chiffres, Monogrammes et Courunnes . Jusqu'à Nos Jours.

      Demengeot - Juliot, Paris 1881 - 2 hojas - Vpp. - 98pp. - 116pp. - 1 h. y 33 láminas grabadas al aguafuerte por Demengeot. Impresionante edición con muy cuidada estampa a grandes márgenes. Decorada encuadernación de época a media piel y tela decorada.Lomera con nervios. Cortes dorados. ==-Paris, Demengeot - Juliet, 1881. Grand in-folio. 2 ff. - V pp. - 98pp. - 116pp. - 1f. et 33 planches gravées au eau-forte. Semi-basane de l'époque, dos orné, angles dorés. =Édition originale. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nordisk Skaktidende

      Wilhelm Priors Hofboghandel, Copenhagen 1881 - xi+[3]-294 pages with diagrams, tables and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine. Volume 9. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5999) First edition.The Nordisk Skaktidende was the first Danish periodical founded (in 1873) and edited by two strong Danish players, Oskar Theobald Malmqvist and Søren Anton Sørensen. It lasted until 1881 with volume 9. In the May, 1881 edition there appeared two games that had been conducted by Prince Dadian during the St. Petersburg amateur tournament in which he took first prize.Condition:Cover scraped, corners bumped and rubbed, page 19/20 damp stained with edge reinforced. Some occasional marginalia else a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Monthly

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

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        Watercolor on paper. A Boxer in profile. Signed in lower left: "JSHL May 5, [18]81"

      1881 - Original watercolor (153 x 110 mm) This is the only surviving watercolor known to us executed by Jennie Loop (1840-1909), nee Harrison. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, she shared a studio with her husband, the well known artist Henry Augustus Loop. She was a pupil of Louis Bail in New Haven; in 1867 she and her husband went overseas for an extended Grand Tour, visiting Paris, Venice, and Rome. She was elected an associate of the National Academy in 1875. She regularly exhibited at the Academy Annual from 1871 until 1905. Her style is unpretentious, but natural and vigorous. Among her works are numerous portraits, "A Banquet for Mamma," "Little Runaway," Baby Belle" (she specialized in portraits of children); her portrait of John Quincy Adams Ward is at the National Academy of Design, for which see David Bernard Dearinger, Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, p. 365). Her "Portrait of Princess Bernice Pauahi" (1887) is at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Other portraits by her include Mr. and Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes, Mrs. Roosevelt (the mother of the ex-President Theodore Roosevelt) and Mrs. A.T. Stewart. Henry Loop's portrait of his wife is at the National Academy of Design. Jennie Loop is buried at the Methodist Episcopal Church Yard, adjoining the church, North Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York. Her works are rare on the market -- the only painting known to us that was offered at auction was her "Portrait of a young girl" (1898), oil on canvas (22" x 18") which sold at Shannon's, October 25, 2001 [Lot 72], Fine American and European Paintings for $9200 (sic!)

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        Ayala's Angel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in three Volumes, rebound in three-quarter blue leather with complementary blue boards, spines lined, lettered, and dated in gilt, boards lined in gilt, and the top edge of each closed page block gilded as well, showing some edge rubbing to each Volume and a small chip to the spine head of Volume III. [Most copies were sent from the Publisher to the lending libraries, resulting in most copies becoming rather worn. In consequence, copies tend to be found rebound and, when still in their original cloth tend, to be quite worn.] The novel centers on Ayala, a young lady who, along with her sister Lucy, is left penniless by the death of their artist father. Each went to live with a relative and Ayala was taken in by her prosperous Aunt, Lady Tringle, whose loutish son falls in love with Ayala. In reaction to this, Lady Tringle makes a trade and sends Ayala to the impecunious relatives who had taken in Lucy and Lucy goes to live with Lady Tringle. Hugh Walpole described the tale as "...possibly the most unjustly neglected of all Trollope's novels...and yet it is one of the most charming of all the long list. It is the lightest and airiest of them all, it has a gaiety and happiness and playfulness that Trollope, gay and happy though he often was, never exceeded....what vigour of scene and creation, what vitality of action and dialogue it contains." The work was not reprinted in this triple-decker format an copies of this first edition are not at all common. A Very Good copy of this "charming" Trollope novel.

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        A rare document signed by James Garfield as President, appointing a disabled veteran of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg as a postmaster

      Partly printed Document Signed, "James A. Garfield," as President, 1 page, 16.75" x 13", Washington, April 29, 1881, an appointment of Francis W. Seeley as Postmaster for Lake City, Minnesota. Countersigned by Thomas L. James as Postmaster General and bearing an Intact foil seal of the Post Office Department over a red ribbon. Expected folds with minor pinholes and some very marginal wear, light toning along center vertical fold does not detract from the overall presentation, else very good to fine condition. Prior to his appointment as postmaster, Francis W. Seeley (1837-1910) was an artillerist in the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1855 as part of Sherman's battery at Fort Snelling. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Seeley had risen to the officer corps as a second lieutenant in the 4th Artillery. Seeley distinguished himself at Chancellorsville (his battery fired the first shot of the battle), and later the same year at Gettysburg, where he was wounded twice. His wounds were

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