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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… 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… [they] focus mainly on General Burrow's disastrous defeat at Maiwand, and the consequent relief force led by General Roberts… 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's West Indies service in 1909, served as an armed merchant cruiser during World War I, and was broken up in 1919.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Cassell'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's Family Magazine. The magazinewas the successor to Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper, which was published from 31 December 1853 to 9 March 1867, becoming Cassell's Family Magazine in 1874, and later Cassell's Magazine (1897), andCassell'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' poetry in England) and editor of EVERY BOY'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's other published works to face title page. Many wood-engraved illustrations, and a number of examples of the author'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 'Father' of the Periodic Table. This 1881 fourth edition, corrected and improved to his "current understanding" as stated in Mendeleev's preface. Also see Bensaude-Vincent, 2001: "the third and fourth editions of 'Osnovy' 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'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's works 'a place apart' 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. “Compiled by the bard from the most authentic records, illustrated by the photographer...” 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’s, Greenock in 1875. These were rich folks, no mistake! The narrative is charming enough, but the notable part of this book are the photographs taken by Richard Caton. The book is inscribed by him on the front blank. Scarce. Worldcat shows only five libraries holding copies. Sewing a little loose, but still VG in original red cloth. Spine lightly sunned, covers a bit soiled.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        The Sonnets and Songs of Robert Millhouse

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

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        DALZIELS' BIBLE GALLERY: ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS

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

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        Bristol Past and Present

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

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        A Narrative of the Voyage of the Argonauts in 1880

      n.p: Printed for the Argonauts., 1881. n.p: Printed for the Argonauts., 1881.. b/w photo plates. 134 pp. “Compiled by the bard from the most authentic records, illustrated by the photographer...” 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’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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        Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und besonders auf der Baustelle von Troja. Mit einer Selbstbiographie des Verfassers, einer Vorrede von Rudolf Virchow und Beiträgen von P. Ascherson u. v. a.

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

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        Orchomenos. Bericht über meine Ausgrabungen im böotischen Orchomenos.

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World

      T. ELLWOOD ZELL, PHILADELPHIA 1881 - Rare Salesman’s Sample Atlas of 1881 Used in Denver, Colorado. By John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S. With sample of fine double-page maps "Engraved & Printed in Colours" prepared in Scotland but possibly printed in Philadelphia by "T. Elwood Zell, Davis & Co." World, 3 maps of U.S., Ireland, England, Scotland, France Scandinavia, Spain, Palestine, & China.Rare and very good condition Salesman’s Sample Atlas with Subscriptions list bound in rear and examples of spines in "Full Leather $13" and "Cloth $12". In front is a sample spine "Half Morocco $14 " and "Full Morocco $20", plus a printed list of prices: The atlas "Complete in Twenty-One Parts. Twenty Parts at Fifty Cents and one gratis part to subscribers." Plus a list of prices of the "Col’d cloth, gilt stamp on side, bevelled boards" priced at $11.00 + $1.00 for binding. "Leather, marbled edges $12.00 $2.00 for binding. Top of the line is "Full Morocco, gilt edges, gilt side stamps. $20.00 for volume + $10.00 for binding. On the first subscribers’ page "We, the undersigned, do hereby subscribe to Zell’s Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World,." is a testimonial: "I have owned a copy of Zell’s Atlas for several years and have found it to be a valuable work of reference." (signature appears to be Aawulsove?) "Denver, Aprl 14, 1882" Subscribers’ names and addresses include: M. A. Pease Leather (binding) Room 5 Broadway School; Mrs. J. F. Tidball (?) Room 7 24th School; Mrs. F. R. Hough(w or n) Leather Gilpin School; Esther W. Matthews, Leather, Denver 135 Broadway; Kate T. Weed (I. P.?) 133 Penn. St.

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        Mr. G. H. Knight .Swan St., Richmond, Australia, 1881. Floor plans and elevations

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

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        Fugitiva

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

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        Charles Guitau [Guiteau]

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

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

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

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane

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

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings

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

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        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'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's works 'a place apart' 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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        Uncle Remus. His Songs and Sayings. The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation. With Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in gold and black, patterned endpapers. Lightly rubbed, contents toned. An excellent copy. Frontispiece, vignette title, 7 plates, and engravings throughout. First edition, first printing, first issue with "presumptive" at page 9, last line, and no mention of this title among the advertisements on page [233]. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Englische Handelspolitik gegen Ende des Mittelalters (mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Zeitalters der beiden ersten Tudors Heinrich VII. und Heinrich VIII. (2 Bände KOMPLETT) - Bd. I: Darstellung: Die Handelsbeziehungen zwischen England und den Niederlanden - England und die italienischen Republiken mit besonderer Berücksichtigung Venedigs - England und die Hansen - England und die skandinavischen Reiche - England und Spanien - England und Portugal - England und Frankreich - Englands Handelsbeziehungen zu Irland und Schottland - Die Stellung der beiden ersten Tudors zu den Entdeckungen - Die Stapelkaufleute und Merchant adventurers - Die Schiffahrtspolitik - Das englische Fremdenrecht - Der Industrieschutz - Die Geld- und Münzpolitik - D

      Verlag von Duncker & Humblot; 1881 - 684/ 672 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind leicht staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; es handelt sich hierbei um die Original-Erstausgabe von 1881! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1900 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, Dissenting Minister. Edited by his friend, Reuben Shapcott

      London - Trubner & Co., 1881. London - Trubner & Co., 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this fictitous autobiography criticising the state of religion in Victorian England. A rare survival in the original publisher's binding. In 1881 The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, fictitiously edited by his friend Reuben Shapcott, appeared: White's first book at the age of fifty. Mark Rutherford's Deliverance followed in 1885, also edited by Reuben Shapcott. Behind this double pseudonymous hedgewhich remained in place for all Hale White's fictional outingshe carefully spilt the beans about the chapel life and the narrow dissenting pietisms of his youth, and vented his satirical fury over what he perceived as the decline of the old nonconformist radicalisms into modern shallowness and hypocrisy -ODNB. William Hale White, 1831-1913, was an English writer and civil servant. Condition: In the original publisher's binding. Externally, a little bumped, with some darkening and marks. Thejoints are starting, with the paper split. Internally, the textblock is split in several places, with pages 65-80 only partially attached, and several gatherings becoming loose. There are occasional spots and marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY. A rare survival and very original..

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        Elenco dei pesci dell'Adriatico.

      1881. Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1881. Folio (325 x 230mm). pp. viii, 60, with 7 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers. A superbly produced monograph on the fishes of the Adriatic sea. Many of the plates have been printed in silver. Dean II, p. 253..

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        Choix De Chansons Mises En Musique Par M. De Laborde Gouverneur Du Louvre Ornees D?Estampes En Taille Douce

      Le Monnyer 1881. Quattro volumi in 8°grande, :pp.154n.+4nn., :pp.153n.+1nn., :pp.150n.+4nn., :pp.150n.+4nn. Legatura mezza marocchino dell?epoca, dorso decorato con neri e fili con titoli in oro su tassello. Stampato su carta vergè. Riedizione ottocentesca dell?originale del 1773. Edizione di soli 1000 esemplari. Raro, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Con 102 tavole complessive stampate su carta forte di Moreau Le Jeune.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Regina 1880]
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        Théâtre de

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, ?iteur, 1881. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, Éditeur,, 1881. Texte de 1682. Avec notice et notes par Alphonse Pauly. 8 volumes, decimo-sexto (150 x 90 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, spines lettered and numbered in gilt direct, spines attractively gilt with floral tools and leaf sprays, raised bands, marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut and partly unopened. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Spines a little discoloured, the occasional minor nick to board edges. An excellent set. An attractively bound reprint of the 1682 edition of Corneille's complete works, which was published two years before he died.

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        Monograph On The British Fossil Elephants

      The Palaeontographical Society London 1881 - The three volumes 1877, 1879 and 1881 bound together in nblue cloth boards with gilt titles on the front board. 265 pp + 28 plates. The book has a fair amount of foxing mostly to the prelims. Most of the plates have a tide mark across the bottom, this does affect some of the illustrations, however this does not look as bad as it sounds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Boy Preacher or, The Life and Labors of Rev. Thomas Harrison Together with Sketches of the Most Remarkable Revivals in Which He Has Been Engaged

      Printed by James P. Magee and "all Methodist Book Depositories in the United States, 1881. Printed by James P. Magee and "all Methodist Book Depositories in the United States, 1881. Hardcover. Octavo. 240 pp. 7.5'' by 4.5'' Bound in brown/black boards with gold stamping. "The Boy Preacher" is an extremely rare volume of Americana from the late 19th Century. This handsome volume details the work of Reverend Thomas Harrison, one of the "boy preachers" during the great American religious (tent) revivals of that century. Known for their great oratory powers before coming of age they've remained one of the most curious aspects of that period in American religious history. Very few concurrent histories were written of their careers and lives, this being one of the few. Written by a fellow admiring preacher the content of the text is as poetically written as it is informative of the age. | The condition of the volume is Very Good considering its age and rarity. The binding is solid and tight, the boards show minimal signs of age wear, the spine has begun fraying at the topmost and bottomost, but does not come close to obscuring the spine text and remains tight, now protected in a polyester archival cover. There is edge and corner wear present, but not unrepairable and now stopped with the application of the archival cover. There is a single minor stain that has bled through to page 40, but which does not obscure any of the text whatsoever. The text itself is bright and clean with the exception of two former owner names on each successive front free endpapers. No warping whatsoever. Very little fading considering the volume's age. An exceptional, one of a kind volume as pictured.

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        Le dôme de Milan représenté en soixante-dix planches avec description analogue précédée d'une notice historique.

      Milan, Vallardi 1881 - In-folio [565 x 388 mm]. Collation : (4), 34, (2) pp., 70 planches hors-texte. Demi-chagrin prune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition française de cette monographie de la cathédrale de Milan, illustré par 70 planches de Giuseppe Bramati. Rousseurs très éparses. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges et très bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BUFFALO BILL, THE KING OF BORDER MEN

      J. S. Ogilvie & Co., Publishers, 1881. - First edition. 11 3/4" x 8 5/8" printed wrappers, double column, 64 pp. (including covers). Buffalo Bill Cody was fairly well known in the West as a buffalo hunter and scout when Buntline went west seeking new inspiration for his prolific imagination and was introduced to him at Fort McPherson, Nebraska. The encounter resulted in Buntline's story, "Buffalo Bill, The King of the Border Men." Spine reinforced with paper tape, tears and chips to the front page, an old water stain to top edge of a few pages, reinforced at a number of points with adhesive-backed paper tape, the entire rear cover is completely backed and reinforced. Overall a good copy with the entire contents legible. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gengangere. Et Familjedrama i tre Akter.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1881. 164 s. Svagt plettet eksemplar indbundet med tresidet guldsnit i orig. blat komponeret hellaerred. Bindet velholdt, men svagt plettet. * Variant A med samme bindtype som 'Et Dukkehjem'..

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