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        Sketch of Explorations by the late John M'Kinlay in the Interior of Australia, 1861-2. Being a paper read before the Cowal Society, Oct. 28, 1878?

      Aird & Coghill for the Cowal Society, Glasgow 1881 - Small slim octavo, 48 pages, portrait frontispiece and decorated title page, full page map, occasional vignettes, cloth a little rubbed at extremities otherwise a fine fresh copy. An exceptionally rare Australian exploration title. McKinlay led the South Australian Burke and Wills Relief Expedition, which went on to explore north of Lake Eyre, missed its appointment with a ship at the Gulf of Carpentaria, and finally made it to Port Denison. This particular account was published some twenty years later, after his death, by the Glasgow society of which he had been president. Ferguson could record only a single private copy of this important inland exploration account, and a single institutional copy (State Library of Victoria), while noting that the Mitchell and National Libraries both hold facsimiles. Wantrup could cite only the sale of the Glover copy in 1970, and another copy which changed hands privately in 1976. He points out that it is 'of quite notable rarity? Only a few collectors will ever have the opportunity to purchase a copy'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Buried Alive

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST US EDITION. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1881. 361 pages + 2 pages of ads at rear. Includes slip at front. Green cloth with gilt lettering and black illustration, dark brown end papers. First American edition, first printing. (Dated 1881 on title page with no additional printings. Followed Russian and British editions.) Very Good+ condition. Clean pages. Gilt titling strong. Small tear in inner corner of first page, slips of the novel designed for contemporary librarians. Not an ex-library copy, though. Spine a bit sunned, a few spots of wear there. A very nice copy.Dostoevsky's first appearance on America shores came with this novel, typically known as House of the Dead. Translated by Marie von Tilo.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Del Mar al Cielo. Crónica de un viaje á Sierra Nevada, con un apéndice que comprende la reseña científica completa de esta region. La Memoria presentada á la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas.por.Carlos Ibañez, respecto á las operaciones practicadas en Mula-Hacen para el enlace geodésico y astronómico de Europa y Africa.

      Imprenta de la Viuda de Cordero., Almería. 1881 - 2ª edición. 22 x 15cm. 375pp., 1 hoja lista imprenta. Encuadernación provisional de papel de aguas, cortes sin desbarbar. Frágil portada montada sobre papel, los cuatro preliminares con márgenes cortadas, pero por lo demás buen ejemplar con amplias márgenes. Las dos ediciones (ó mejor dicho impresiones), son raras. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Intentions. The Decay of Lying; Pen Pencil and Poison; The Critic as Artist; The Truth of Masks

      James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, London 1881 - First Edition, First Printing A stunning copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy bound in the original publisher's green cloth. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Tasmanian Friends and Foes: Feathered, Furred and Finned

      Marcus Ward, London 1881 - Small quarto, with eight chromolithographic plates, a fine copy in original splendid gilt decorated cloth. Second edition of a beautifully illustrated Australian natural history book, specially written for children by pioneer Tasmanian novelist Louisa Anne Meredith. Louisa migrated to Australia in 1839 tp join her husband Charles who enjoyed mixed fortunes in the colony. As a young woman in England, Louisa was remarkable for her outspoken political views and public support of the Chartists. Life in Van Diemen's Land held it's own challenges, and despite the lonliness and isolation of pioneering life Louisa maintained a steady literary and artistic output. The abundant natural history fascinated her: 'she studied plants, insects, seaweeds and fish of Tasmania's east coast and was an active member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and an honorary member of the Tasmanian Royal Society' (DNB). During the four years Louisa lived at Port Sorrell she diligently recorded everything of interest. One such event was the disappearance in 1846 of three little girls and a boy in the Sassafras Valley, later found by Louisa's husband Charles. This dramatic rescure was fictionalised in Tasmanian Friends and Foes, and although the book primarily describes animal life for younger readers topics such as convict servants and the Aborigines are encountered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Söhne des Senators.,

      Verlag Gebrüder Paetel, Berlin, 1881 - 75 S., Erste Ausgabe (WG 36, Teitge 1144). Bevor Storm seine Werke in Buchform veröffentlichte, ließ er sie fast immer in Zeitschriften, Zeitungen oder den damals so beliebten Wochen- oder Monatsheften erscheinen. Außerdem erhöhte Storm seine Finanzen damit, dass er seine Novellen zeitgleich oder in zeitlicher Nähe einmal einzeln und zusätzlich mit anderen Werken herausgab. Die hier vorliegende Novelle wurde vorher in der Deutschen Rundschau veröffentlicht, die auch bei Paetel erschien (Heft 25, 1880, S. 1 - 28), außerdem ebenfalls 1881 zusammen mit "Der Herr Etatsrath" (s. a. WG 35 + Teitge 1143). Druck in der Buchdruckerei der Volks-Zeitung, Berlin. Vorderdeckel mit Schwarz-, Blau- u. Blindprägung sowie reichgeprägtem Goldschmuck, Rücken ist goldgeprägt, Rückdeckel Blindprägung. Einband etwas berieben, Textseiten sauber, Zustand außen 2 / 2+, innen sehr gut. Innen auf dem Vorderdeckel schönes Exlibris "M. Schneider", Seite gegenüber alter Besitzvermerk. >>> Von großer Seltenheit! <<< Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 12°, gold-, blind- blau- u. schwarzgepr. braunes OLn, Goldschnitt, Lesebändchen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT & kunst Annelore Westerheyde]
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        Gengangere.

      København 1881. 164 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Grøntt). Helt gullsnitt

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Baldwin Locomotive Works. Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives

      Philadelphia Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. J B Lippincott & Co 1881. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. Spine ends frayed. Inner hinge cracking. Some soiling and marks. One page detached and edge-worn. Repaired tears to two pages Second Edition Brown/gilt blind embossed hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges 280mm x 200mm (11" x 8"). 153pp. 18 sepia albumen photographic plates of locomotives.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Day in a Child&#146;s Life, A

      1881. first edition. One of the Books That Relieved John Ruskin&#39;s DepressionRare in Dust Jacket[GREENAWAY, Kate]. FOSTER, Myles B. A Day in a Child&#146;s Life. Music by Myles B. Foster. Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans. London: [n.d., 1881]. First edition. Quarto (9 9/16 x 8 1/4 in; 243 x 208 mm). 29, [1, printer&#39;s slug] pp. Color-printed wood-engraved text illustrations, most accompanied with musical notations. Original light green glazed pictorial boards with green cloth backstrip. Beveled edges. Original printed dust jacket. An exceptionally clean and near fine copy."&#133;By Christmas, Ruskin had recovered and was ready to advise her. Although he was still depressed by his uncontrollable health&#133;his depression was somewhat relieved by Kate&#39;s latest books. which rekindled his interest in her ability to depict children and reminded him of his departed beloved [little Rose La Touche]. Mother Goose had a title-page drawing of a baby lying in a basket of roses. A Day in a Child&#39;s Life was even more evocative, with its rose wreath half-title page; a blonde girl lying in bed, so reminiscent of a child Rose on her sick bed; and young girls in white frocks dancing over a hillside to &#39;A Romp&#39; - so like his Winnington Hall frolics" (Engen p.81).Schuster & Engen 66. Thomson 31. Engen, Kate Greenaway. A Biography.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE IRON MINING AND OTHER INDUSTRIES OF THE UPPER PENINSULA FOR THE YEAR ENDING DEC., 31, 1880

      Mining Journal, 1881. - 7.5" x 5.5" pink printed wrappers. 170 pages, 30 pages of advertisements, folded Reed & Breese plat map of the Lake Superior Iron Mines, "which may be had free upon application." Discusses several mines to include the Jackson Mine, the Lake Superior Mine, the New York Mine, the Humboldt Mine, the Champion Mine, the Republic Mine, the Mitchell Mine, the National Mine, the Goodrich Mine, the Vulcan Mine, the Quinnesec Mine, and many others, as well as offering mine yields in tons for the various mines in the years 1880 and prior. Discusses blast furnaces and with tables exhibiting the output of various mines together with approximate value of their product. Information on equipment used, employment, etc. Front cover faded, extremities and spine considerably chipped as well as the title being written in pen on the spine. Rear cover chipped and with a tear that has been repaired with cellophane tape. Good. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Large archive of original art, sketches, studies and notebooks by Max Weber and Helaine Blum

      n.p., n.d. - Large archive of original art, sketches, studies and notebooks by Max Weber and Helaine Blum. The collection documents the working student- teacher relationship between the two artists - with many of the notebooks having been used in Weber's lessons to Blum. The worksby Weber, both sketches and finished, show his move from the abstraction prevalent in his early work to his later representational style. Blum's work included here encompasses her lesson notebooks as well as sketches and studies used in preparation for her sculptural work. In addition, the collection includes 2 notebooks ascribed by Helaine Blum to George Grosz, and a large oil portrait by Blum's daughter Maryann, as well as two books on art given by Weber to Blum; one with an intimate inscription, the other with his notes and extra-illustrated with original sketches. Max Weber (1881-1961) immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 10. He travelled extensively before returning to New York to become integral to the Cubist movement in America. Helaine Blum (c. 1910-2010), was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a wealthy family. She travelled extensively throughout Europe before finally settling in New York to focus on painting and sculpture, under the tutelage of Max Weber and William Zorach. Her relationship with Weber became particularly close - the two corresponded for decades on matters personal and professional, including their thoughts on art, creativity, travel, and social and religious issues (primarily Judaism). Blum enjoyed tremendous success as a sculptor, producing bronze busts of the great luminaries of her day, including Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, Max Weber, and David Ben-Gurion. A brief inventory of the collection follows. Max Weber: 16 sketchbooks with studies, sketches and teaching notes; approximately 131 loose works, including still lifes, nudes and figure studies, and abstracts, executed in a variety of media (graphite, charcoal, watercolor); 13 portraits done in a variety of media, includingone portrait of Helaine Blum; 5 framed pieces, including abstracts and still lifes. Helaine Blum: 5 sketchbooks, some of which were used during lessons with Max Weber; approximately 91 loose works, including street scenes, still lifes, figure studies, landscapes and sketches used in preparation for her bust of David Ben Gurion, executed in a variety of media(oil on board, graphite, charcoal, watercolor); 3 framed pieces. George Grosz: 2 sketchbooks, one with approximately 51 sketches, the other with 38 pages of drawings and sketches Maryann Blum: large oil portrait of George C. Marshall Weber, Max. Essays on Art. [New York] : [Printed by William Edwin Rudge], 1916. First Edition. Original illustrated wraps; pp. 77. Inscribed by the artist, "To Helaine with love eternal from Max." Yapp edges lightly wrinkled and chipped, otherwise fine. Einstein, Carl. Negerplastik. Munchen: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1920. First Edition. Illustrated paper over boards, cloth backstrip, lettered in black; pp. xxvii (text), [3], 108 b/w plates. Boards a bit scuffed and scratched. With Max Weber's ownership signature on the FFEP and his handwritten notes and sketches in the margins. Also includes a laid-in sketch by Weber with his notes. A fascinating look at a sculptor's engagement with his medium, its variety and history, Weber comments on 35 of the sculptures shown here -- "how elemental!!!" he says of one, "more real and living expression than the style of Brancusi or even Modigliani" he remarks of another. He also sometimes echoes the images with a sketch of his own, or subjects them to careful scrutiny, as indicated by measurements or lines breaking the piece up into smaller parts. Most of his notes are in the wide margins, with a few penciled direct on the image . Very good, in general [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Handbuch für die Provinz Schlesien

      . 53. Aufl. Korn, Breslau, 1881. CIII/468/181/312/16 S., original Leinen. (StaV. u. Titel/NaT./Vorsatz u. Titel etwas randfl./leicht bst. u. berieben.). Erste Abteilung: Instanzen-Nachweis der Staats-, Provinzial- und Kommunal-Behörden, der Geistlichkeit, Medicinal-Personen, Unterrichts- und Bildungsanstalten, des größeren ländlichen Grundbesitzes, der öffentlichen Institute und Vereine/Zweite Abteilung: Gerwerbliches Adreß-Buch. Verzeichnis der Handelskammern, Aktiengesellschaften, Handelsfirmen, Berg- und Hüttenwerke, Fabriken und Gasthöfe/Dritte Abteilung: Schlesisches Ortschafts-Verzeichnis. Uebersicht sämtlicher Städte, Flecken, Dörfer und sonstiger Ortschaften in alphabetischer Ordnung

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat, Einzelunterne]
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        The Works

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1881-2. 12 volumes, octavo (191 x 127 mm). Contemporary blue half calf, marbled boards, raised bands to spines, red and tan morocco labels, titles and floral decorations to compartments gilt, edges and endpapers marbled. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Joseph Brown in Volume I, original frontispieces and illustrations throughout. Armourial bookplate of G. W. Henderson to front pastedowns. Spines evenly darkened, corners a bit rubbed and occasionally slightly worn, boards gently scuffed, extremities a bit rubbed. Small dampstains along top edge of Volume I prelims; Volume II front inner hinge partially cracked. Otherwise an excellent, bright set. A complete set of Thackeray&#39;s works, in a bright and richly gilded contemporary binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sieben Jahre in Süd-Afrika. Erlebnisse, Forschungen und Jagden auf meinen Reisen von den Diamantenfeldern zum Zambesi (1872-1879). Mit 235 Original-Holzschnitten und vier Karten.

      Wien, Hölder, 1881.. 2 Bde. 528 + 532 S. OLwd.. Mit allen vier Karten. - Kapitale leicht angeplatzt, papierbedingt gebräunt, leichte Gbrsp.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Le Temple de Gnide suivi d'Arsace et Isménie.

      Rouen, chez J. Lemonnyer 1881 - Le Temple de Gnide - Céphise et l'Amour - Arsace et Isménie. Nouvelle édition avec Figures d'Eisen et de Le Barbier, gravées par Le Mire. Préface inédite d'Octave Uzanne. Reproduction des illustrations de l'édition de 1772 : 1 portrait frontispice de Montequieu, 2 titres gravés dont un pour Arsace et Isménie, 1 vignette à la dédicace et 11 figures, dont 2 pour Céphise et l'Amour et 2 pour Arsace et Isménie. (Complet et Contrôlé) Édition sur grands papiers limitée à 200 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°46) un des 50 sur JAPON contenant les illustrations en quadruple état : en noir, en bistre, en sanguine et en bleu. Rouen, chez J. Lemonnyer - 1881 - XXIII et 160 pages. Reliure demi-chagrin rouge à coins signée Ch. Magnier. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Tête dorée. Quelques légers frottements. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-4°(28x20). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EURL Livres et Collections]
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        Intentions

      James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co 1881 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the original green cloth from the publisher. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Das alte Konstanz. Stadt u. Diöcese in Schrift & Stift dargestellt. 1. Jg.: Hefte I-III; 2. Jg.: Hefte 1, 2/3, 4, 5. (Insgesamt 7 Hefte). Blätter für Geschichte, Sage, Kunst & Kunsthandwerk, Naturschönheiten der Stadt & Diöcese. Organ des Münsterbau-Vereins.

      Konstanz, U. Moriell, 1881, 82 - 4°, je ca.15. S., einige lithogr. Abb., eine farb. Taf., Broschur., Umschläge u, einige Bl. etwas stockfleckig u. Namenszug. 1 Heft m. Falzspuren, 1 Heft m. losem Umschlag. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Druck von U. Moriell u. Litographie v. Hermann Wölfl. - Interessante Hefte zur Konstanzer Stadtgeschichte des 14 u. 15. Jahrhunderts. - Passend zum Konziljubiläum 1400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Aucott & Thomas]
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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. &#39;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&#39;. Previous owner&#39;s ink inscriptions to front free endpapers dated 1945. Bound by C. Cooper and Co. , Ltd. with binder&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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 "

      [Bookseller: The Sangre Book Company]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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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&#39;s state (perhaps printing) 2, of the author&#39;s first book, with &#39;presumptuous&#39; on the last line of p.9 and &#39;A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine&#39; 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.

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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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        VISIT of THE DETACHED SQUADRON WITH THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES PRINCE EDWARD AND PRINCE GEORGE OF WALES TO BRISBANE, FROM 16TH TO 20TH AUGUST, 1881

      JAMES C. BEAL, GOVERNMENT PRINTER, BRISBANE 1881 - Volume in-4° 285x220 mm. , elegante legatura in pieno marocchino verde con fregi e titoli impressi in oro entro doppia cornice ai piatti, pp. (3)VIII-40 con 10 fotografie originali applicate su cartoncino e un cromolitografia fuori testo, bell'esemplare con minimi segni del tempo, leggere fioriture diffuse, piccolo strappo a una velina protettiva e minimi difetti alla legatura. Splendido e raro Album della Visita dei Reali Inglesi a Brisbane in Australia, illustrato da 10 fotografie originali dell'epoca ( Ritratti e Paesaggi ) e una litografia a colori (Marina, Flotta Navale). Esemplare Unico con legatura artistica in pieno marocchino verde con fregi e titoli in oro al piatto ant., ricchi ed elaborati fregi al piatto post. e al dorso, dentelle e tagli dorati. Dedica autografa ex dono dell'Editore J.C. Beale a Mrs McDonald datata Brisbane 1885 Unique Original Photo Album of a British Royal Visit to Brisbane Australia . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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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