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        Ornitologia della Papuasia e delle Molucche. Parte seconda e terza.

      Subject: (Ornitologia). Torino, Paravia, 1881/1883, due vol. in-4 br. pp. XVI-707 + XV-597

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

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

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        THE GRAPHIC. An illustrated weekly newspaper.

      In-folio, bella legat. in mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro. Nato il 4 dicembre 1869, questo settimanale fu pubblicato fino al 23 aprile 1932 (dal 1932 in poi col nome di "National Graphic"). La rivista, pp. 24 cad. numero, è di grande interesse soprattutto per la parte iconografica, con belliss. xilografie per lo più a piena pag. o a doppia pag., e con tavv. fuori testo in b.n., in tinta e a colori. Cfr. "The Cambridge Bibliogr. of English Literature",III, p. 815. Tutte le annate, rilegate a semestre, sono complete del supplemento natalizio e, per gli anni 1883 e 1886, anche del supplemento estivo. Sono disponibili, in ottimo stato: 1882 - 1883 - 1886 - 1887. Cad. annata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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        The senior partner

      A Novel. By Mrs. J.H. Riddell, Author of ‘George Geith,’ ‘The Mystery in Palace Gardens,’ etc. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to her Majesty the Queen, 1881. (All Rights reserved.) 3 Vols.,; final leaf in each volume a single inset; pp.[vi]+298; [vi]+309+[i (blank)]; [vi]+290; diagonally very-fine-ribbed apple-green cloth blocked very dark green on front cover and spine, lettered very dark green on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers printed with flower-and-leaf design in grey-green. One or two very minor faults, but a very nice copy, near-fine. Scarce thus. Very scarce. Sadleir, 2066, listing the copy from the publisher’s file; Wolff lists only a later German reprint; Hubin, p.346. Includes a fair amount of detection, and the subject is financial swindling, but the story involves nothing that would have been criminous at the time. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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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.

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        Feuille des jeunes naturalistes.

      Subject: (Riviste di scienze naturali). Paris, 1881/1897. A. XII/XXVII, n. 133/324, sette volumi, Ogni volume di c.a 250 pag. con tav. anche a col. Rilegato, come il precedente lotto, in sei vol. 8vo m.tela coeva verde, un p? stinta.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The ROUND-ROBIN SERIES. [Complete in 16 volumes, plus one]

      1881. Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1881-1883. Original grey-green cloth decorated in brown. 16+1 vols. First Editions. In 1876, Roberts Brothers of Boston had initiated the "No Name Series" of books, original fiction and verse published with the authorship kept anonymous; James R. Osgood, also of Boston, responded with this "Round-Robin Series," even imitating the former's binding with the same gilt band on each spine:~The names of the writers will be withheld from public announcement, that each novel may depend for its success on its own unaided merit, and its appeal to the curiosity and analysis of its readers. [from the endpaper ads]~The "No Name Series" lasted for 37 volumes over twelve years; the "Round-Robin Series" lasted for 16 volumes within three years -- three years during which Osgood was losing a battle for survival.~More than half of the authors (since identified) turned out to be women. The authors include John Esten Cooke (FANCHETTE), Arlo Bates (PATTY'S PERVERSITIES), Frank Stockton's sister Louise Stockton (DOROTHEA), and most notable are two novels by the Southern writer J. Maurice Thompson (A TALLAHASSEE GIRL and HIS SECOND CAMPAIGN).~This set includes all sixteen of the "Round-Robin" issued by Osgood. In 1885 Osgood went under (for the second time), and his business was picked up his two young partners, the Ticknor brothers. In 1887 Ticknor and Company issued one more first edition as a volume in the "Round-Robin" series -- THE STRIKE IN THE B--- MILL [by Charles Benjamin] -- a virulent anti-labor novel, in which the strikers are presented as deluded fools (a highly-sought title in the field of radical literature); this copy is inscribed (but of course not signed) by the author, "To F. B. Greene with kind regards of the Author, whom he must not 'give away'." This book is in the same binding as the earlier sixteen, except for the absence of the JRO monogram.~This is a very tough series to collect in desirable condition. Most of the volumes (including the two Thompsons) are in fine condition; the others are near-fine, with minor rubbing. Blanck 19998 ("A" endpaper ads) & 20000 (both Thompson); also see Aubrey Starke's monograph on the "No Name" and "Round-Robin" series (though it mistakenly cites the 1887 volume as published by Houghton Mifflin, which Ticknor later became).

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Oeuvres complètes de Niels Henrik Abel. I-II. Nouvelle edition.

      Kristiania 1881. 4to. 621 + 338 + (2) s. Orig. omslag. Alle kanter med smårifter, foromsl. bd. I helt løst. Pen materie i begge bd.. Har tilhørt skuespilleren Arne Thomas Olsen, hans navnetrekk på begge formsl

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      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1881. First Edition. boards. Paper toned; old dampstain to the bottom right edge affecting just the margin of the first 35 pages. Rear cover with some spotting; spine frayed along the edge with near repairs and a 1/4" horizontal strip of black pitch likely used to repair an old tear. Still a Very Good copy of this high spot of legal scholarship. First Issue with the two-line printer's imprint on title page verso repeated with ampersand on page 422. Original pebbled russet cloth, as with Holmes's personal copy. A classic of literature on law, this collection of lectures given at the Lowell Institute in Boston is one of the most influential books on legal scholarship of nineteenth century America. Grolier, 100 American, 84: "This brilliant exposition, as effective on English scholarship and legal thinking as on American, of the true nature of law both as a development from the past and an organism of the present, blew fresh air into lawyers' minds encrusted with Blackstone and Kent." From its opening paragraph: "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience.... In order to know what it is, we must know what it has been, and what it tends to become. Holmes served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court from 1899 until 1902. In 1902 he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Theodore Roosevelt, a position he held until his retirement in 1932. Holmes became famous for his liberal interpretations of the United States Constitution and was known as the "Great Dissenter" because of his disagreement with the views of his colleagues on the Court.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Civilprozessordnung für das Deutsche Reich nebst Einführungsgesetz. Neue Ausgabe. 3 Bände.

      Palm & Enke, Erlangen, 1881 - 619 + 599 + 422Seiten, Goldgeprägten Rückentitel. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Bird's Eye View of Norwich Ontario 1881

      Dimensions:     32 x 59 cm. Washed and deacidified. Paper tears on each edge repaired one goig into image, otherwise, very good conditionPerspective map, scale varies. -- [S.l.] : Fowler & Tidey, 1881 (Milwaukee, Wis. : Beck & Pauli). "The views of Thaddeus Fowler include cities and towns in at least twenty-one states and Canada 8. To date, 411 separate Fowler panoramas have been identified. Of the 324 in the Library of Congress, the majority were acquired on copyright deposit. " LOC

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        Birdís Eye View of Norwich Ontario 1881

      Milwaukee, Pauli (Firm) Fowler, T. M. (Thaddeus Mortimer) 1881 - Dimensions: 32 x 59 cm. Washed and deacidified. Paper tears on each edge repaired one going into image, otherwise, very good condition. Perspective map, scale varies. -- [S.l.] : Fowler & Tidey, 1881 (Milwaukee, Wis. : Beck & Pauli). "The views of Thaddeus Fowler include cities and towns in at least twenty-one states and Canada 8. To date, 411 separate Fowler panoramas have been identified. Of the 324 in the Library of Congress, the majority were acquired on copyright deposit." ì LOC

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        The Birds of North America

      New York City: Studer Jacob, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Pages 181. Folio. 119 coloured plates with tissue guartds. All edges gilt. Rebound in half-leather (1980s). Raised bands to spine with elaborate gilt decoration to spine panels. Gilt label. Decorative blind tooling to the leather on the boards. Index bound in at front (lacks 2 leaves of index) A very good, robust copy.

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        New Guinea: What I Did and What I Saw (2 vols.)

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. 2nd edition, lt. blue cloth, good plus. Both volumes a little shaken, foxed on top edge, less on foreedge, spines darkened. Books were bound with signatures stapled rather than sewn, and this is not a good idea; the staples are rusted, and some signatures are loosening. Moderate foxing in text at beginnings and ends. All plates and maps are present, but the folding map in rear of vol. 2 (with hand-colored routes and rivers) has been repaired with packing tape, now replaced with archival tape, but stained brown where the old tape was. 424 + 422 pp., index in vol. 2.. Hard Cover.

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        SEFER NAMEH- Relation du voyage de Nassiri Khosrau. En Syrie, en Palestine, en Egypte, en Arabie et en Perse. Pendant les années de l'hégire 437-444 (1035-1042). Publié, traduit et annoté par Charles Schefer

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, éditeur 1881 - Librairie de la Société Asiatique des Langues Vivantes Orientales.In-8° de LVIII;348 pp. & 98 pp. (en persan).Collection "Publications de l'Ecole des langues Orientales Vivantes. IIe Série Ed. originale 1881. Reliure demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre or. intérieur frais sans rousseurs. Magnifique exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Roman Empire

      John Murray, London 1881 - London: John Murray, 1881. Leather bound. The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The RomanEmpire, with notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. A new edition with additional notes by William Smith. Complete in eight volumes with portraits and maps. This edition of the Roman Empire is distinguished by correction text, the verification of the references to ancient writers and corrective and supplementary notes on each of these points and a few words explanation are necessary. Bound in full tan pebble morocco, gilt titles, raised bands, all edges marbled and enpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS In Thirty Volumes (Edition De Luxe)

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1881. Perhaps the finest production of 'The Works of Charles Dickens' ever published; thirty substantial 4to (strictly speaking Royal 8vo) volumes. This set is numbered 586 of 1,000 copies printed. Over 700 mounted plates on India paper, restrikes of the original plates by Cruikshank, Stone, Phiz et al, some of which are hand-coloured; facsimiles of the original blue printed wrappers also bound in. Bound in contemporary half red morocco with gilt lettering to the spines within a decoratively ruled box. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut, marbled endpapers. Bindings generally very good with a little general wear and some rubbing to joints and extremities, spines slightly darkened. Contents clean and tight, slightly spotting to a few of the first and last few pages, some of the plates are spotted whilst many are unmarked - presumably dependent on the acidity of the paper originally used. A sumptuous set. . De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to (21 x 28cm).

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        Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel in Senegambia. With Observations on Native Character, The Present Condition and Future Prospects of Africa and Colonisation

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1881. ...VIII, 469 PP., plus map and 48 pages ads...FIRST EDITION...WITH MAP (16" X 8" - WITH SOME FOXING) AND SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDING FRONTIS..BROWN COVERS AND SPINE BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED IN A DESERT SCENE WITH GILT AND BLACK...A narrative of the author's journey through Africa taking note of the manners and customs of the people and the natural productions of the country... Binding tight...Some foxing on front endpapers, corners have been repaired, otherwise A VERY NICE COPY. . Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo.

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      - Sociedade de Geographia de Lisboa. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 1883. De 30x24 cm. Com 22-34-26-133-77-122 pags. Encadernação com lombada e cantos em pele. Profusamente ilustrado em extra-texto com mapas desdobráveis, levantamentos arqueológicos, quadros de dados meteorológicos, diagramas oftálmicos, quadros de dispersão arbórea e levantamentos epigráficos. Obra contendo os 6 principais relatórios dos estudos das secções científicas e das suas subsecções científicas, nomeadamente: - Secção Arqueológica (Relatório do Dr. Martins Sarmento); - Secção Botânica (Relatório do Dr Júlio Augusto Henriques); - Secção Etnográfica (Relatório do Sr. Luís Feliciano Marrecas Ferreira); - Subsecção de Hidrologia minero-medicinal da Secção de Medicina (Relatório dos Drs. Leonardo Torres e Jacinto Augusto Medina); - Subsecção de Oftalmologia da Secção de Medicina (Relatórios do Dr. Fonseca Júnior); - Secção de Meteorologia (Relatório o Sr. Augusto da Silva). Location/localizacao: 8-12-A-8

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        Stanley Brereton

      London - George Routledge, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete collection of William Harrison Ainsworth's lastnovel, Stanley Brereton. Rare first edition. William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers. He is described by S. M. Ellis as One of the most picturesque personalities of the nineteenth century. Prefaced to the first volume is Ainsworth's long account of the testimonial banquet given to him at Manchester Town Hall in September 1881, which is described by Wolff as Very useful for any account of his life and work. Complete inthree volumes. Condition: In original cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, light rubbing and bumping, with slight shelfwear to the spines. All hinges are slightly strained, one failed. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some leaves working loose. Bright, and generally clean, aside from the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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      TREVES 1881 In-folio (mm 420x295). XX pagine, 642 pagine, due pagine non numerata. Ricco apparato di tavole e illustrazioni nel testo da incisioni di Paul Gustave Doré. Pregevole legatura editoriale industriale in pelle rossa, impressa ai piatti e al dorso in oro e nero; al piatto anteriore la figura del cavaliere Orlando sul grifone è incorniciata da putti, una figura femminile (Angelica) e paesaggio marino; al dorso titolo ed editore entro quinta architettonica con putti e le armi del cavaliere; tagli dorati. Esemplare in buono stato di conservazione, con dorso restaurato, angolo del piatto anteriore usurato. Ex-libris della biblioteca di Fernando Palazzi. Splendida edizione illustrata da Paul Gustave Doré (1832-1883) dell?Orlando Furioso, la cui stesura iniziò nel 1505 mentre l?editio princeps fu stampata a Ferrara nel 1516. Il testo fu poi dall?Ariosto modificato nelle successive edizioni del 1521 e del 1532. Autore del saggio storico-critico introduttivo è il poeta Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), il quale conclude affermando che l?opera «tiene un luogo bene alto nella letteratura europea». Buono stato complessivo, restauro al dorso, angolo del piatto anteriore usurato

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        Mémoires de Philippe de Commynes nouvelle édition revue sur un manuscrit ayant appartenu a Diane de Poitiers.

      Firmin-Didot,, Paris, 1881 - Cm. 27,5, pp. (8) xiv, 789 (1). Con moltissime incisioni xilografiche e 4 tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia. Bellissima legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino marron con ampie punte, dorso interamente decorato con titoli e figure a mosaico. Taglio di testa dorato. Legatura firmata David. Perfetta conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      David Bogue. Hardcover. B001MSLP80 1881 David Bogue. Wilde's first published book. "The first printing (June 1881) consisted of 750 copies, of which only 250 copies were used for the first edition, the remaining 500 being equally divided between the second and third editions" (Mason/Millard, p. 282). Includes the publsiher's presentation ink stamp on the title page. "May" is written instead of "Maid" in line 3, stanza 2 on page 136. The title page has a "Second Edition." statement, which is a bit confusing even for seasoned collectors, as this volume was one of the 750 copies in the initial print run. Includes the smaller gilt designs on the boards, which were enlarged in later editions. The text is unmarked, with the top edge gilt and the remaining edges untrimmed. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. Bound in parchment velllum with designs of prune blossoms by Wilde in gilt on the back and sides (Mason, p. 6). There is some tanning at the endpapers and scuffing to the boards. The binding is sturdy. . Very Good. 1/1/0001. Second Edition.

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        Legends, Traditions and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians

      Lockport, New York: Union Printing and Publishing, 1881 Dark green cloth (almost blue) cover gold stamped title and cover illustration, 234 pages, frontis and 2 text illustrations, 1881 printing, light wear at spine ends and corners, light bumping, text is toned, binding is sound, hinges intact, somewhat loose, text is delicate but clean and unmarked, several pages with creases. Previous owner's bookplate and label on front end paper and inside front cover, a ticket from the Rochester Numismatic Association Anniversary Banquet dated Jan 3 1937 with a note on the back describes its purchase for $5.00. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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        Oeuvres Completes de Alfred de Musset.

      Charpentier, Paris 1881 - Engraved illustrations after the drawings of M. Bida. 11 volumes. tall 8vo, 1/2 red morocco, gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, top edge gilt (lightly rubbed, a few flyleaf edges a bit chipped). Paris: Charpentier, 1881. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1881. Translated by W. J. Gordon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. 16 pp undated ads. Original chocolate brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Hardbound Edition of the first part of Verne's South American adventure THE GIANT RAFT (the second part, THE CRYPTOGRAM, was published later). Published in French in 1881 as LA JANGADA (a Brazilian term for a large river raft), the first American edition of Part I was Munro's wrappered Seaside Library version, in July of that year. Sampson Low's illustrated hardbound London edition came out in November 1881, followed by this American edition in December; the American second part did not come out until September 1882.~This copy is in chocolate brown cloth (one of several colors used, without priority); other than very slight wear at the spine ends it is a fine, bright copy. Taves & Michaluk V022.

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      1881 - Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation J.Hetzel (sd 1881). Un volume format in-8°(23,5x15cm). Plaisant cartonnage pleine percaline violine.Belle plaque dorée sur le premier plat. tranches dorées.252p.Planches hors-texte et dessins dans le texte par L.Benett gravés par Méaulle. Le dos est très légèrement insolé mais le cartonnage est frais. Des rousseurs dans le livre. Catalogue Hetzel pour l'année 1881 en fin de volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Buffalo. March 19, 1881.. [2]pp. manuscript on a 10 1/2 x 8-inch sheet of "Bass, Cleveland & Bissell" law office stationery. Old folds. Slightly soiled. Very good. An interesting letter from future president Grover Cleveland, complaining about the quality of the "American edition" of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA to which he has subscribed. This letter was written less than four years before Cleveland's first election to the presidency of the United States (he served two terms, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897). Cleveland likely subscribed to the ninth edition of the BRITANNICA, which was published between 1875 and 1889 and which is regarded as a model of scholarship. It was very popular, and was widely pirated by American publishers. He writes to J.W. Morris: "Dear Sir, I became a subscriber to the Encyclopedia Britannica upon the representation that it was printed from the original plates of the English Edition. Within the last two or three months I was called on by the agent for what is called the American Reprint. He had in his possession what he said was some volumes of the original work and by comparing them with the books I had received under my subscription it was entirely apparent that there were important differences. I became a subscriber for the American Reprint. I am content with it. If I have been deceived I cannot help it, for I have not the time nor inclination to re- examine the matter. One thing is very certain: If I had had any idea of the consequences which have followed my original subscription, it never would have been made. This letter is not for publication. If it were I think I should add some advice suggested by my experience. Yours truly, Grover Cleveland."

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        A Day in a Child's Life

      London: George Routledge & Sons,, [1881]. [Music by Myles B. Foster. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.] Quarto, pp. 29. Bound in publisher's light green paper covered boards, green cloth spine, title as to both boards, light green endpapers. Complete with printed dust jacket. Some chipping to edges of dust jacket with some loss to the top of the spine, otherwise a clean copy in very good condition. First edition, first issue. Extremely rare with dust wrapper.

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      Published by George Routledge & Sons, 1881. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Greenaway, Kate. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Songs for a child's day with music. Colour illustrations throughout. 10 x 8.5 ". Green and yellow pictorial paper boards. 29 pages. Boards a little foxed. A few finger marks to margins. Page 12 and facing page 13 has paper residue to bottom corners and small mark. Pictorial wrapper is foxed and torn at edges with loss including most of spine missing (of dustwrapper). [S]

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        Sculptured Monuments in Iona & the West Highlands

      The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1881 - Folio. Pp 19. 100 litho plates each with descriptive text. Publisher's quarter morocco. Teg. No.305 of an unstated number of copies printed for subscribers. Edges rubbed but an attractive copy from the library of Tarradale House with its bookplate to the front paste-down endpaper. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      Chapman and Hall, London 1881 - Profusely illustrated with over 700 mounted plates on India paper, and facsimiles of original printed wrappers. The 2 volumes which contain "A Christmas Carol" have four hand-colored plates. Number 537 of 1000 copies printed. Some were bound in either 30 or 60 volumes. This set has a title page in each volume stating that it consists of 120 volumes, (a more manageable size for reading). The set is is fine condition except for serious insect damage on 3 leaves in volume 77 and a small hole on one leaf in volume 8. 120 volumes. Tall slim 8vos, 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spines with raised bands; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881-82. "Edition de Luxe." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plano de la Batalla de Miraflores y Chorrillos

      1881 - París, L. Sonnet, 1881. Medidas 34 x 28 cm. Mapa en buen estado de conservación.

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        Early Spring In Massachusetts From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

      First Edition by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston: 1881. Very good- in the publisher's green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, a gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black end papers with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with heavy rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards and light scuffing to the front board. Laid-in at the front of the book is an early (1881) newspaper review of this title as well as a newspaper clipping of a description of Thoreau by Robert Collyer who met Thoreau in 1861. This was the first of the four "seasons" to be published. Only 1,024 copies of the first edition were printed. A collectible, clean and tight copy with no weakness to the hinges or joints. Extremely scarce in first edition. 318 pages of text. (BAL 20123)

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      The Foundry, Church Hanborough, Oxford OX29 8AB. 31 Ennismore Avenue, London W4 1SE.: Artists' Choice Editions, 2011 Textual corrections and a Foreword by Selwyn Goodacre. In quarter green leather with illustrated coloured boards, titles to spine in gilt. Internally, illustrated endpapers, [8], 9-138 pp, [6], 83 illustrations, most coloured, some full page. Along with a 24 page illustrated booklet, Lord’s List, with details of 58 of the artist’s publications and four Glicée prints, signed by the artist, all in a green cloth slipcase. An edition limited to 320 Standard Copies and 98 special copies, as this is, signed by the illustrator and numbered, set in Plantin by Charles Hall and printed on Mohawk cool-white paper by Northend Creative Print Solutions and bound by Ludlow Bookbinders. 310*200. Selwyn Goodacre writes in his Foreword that, “Looking-Glass is a brilliant sequel – it is not a return of Wonderland but rather a more satisfying further adventure.” Dodgson, [pseud. Lewis Carroll], author, mathematician, and photographer who in 1881, at the age of forty-nine devoted himself primarily to his writing. Often standing at his upright desk (he calculated that he could stand and write for ten hours a day), he turned out a myriad of works. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was followed in late 1871 by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, and in 1876 by that longest and most revered nonsense poem in English, The Hunting of the Snark. See ODNB. John Vernon Lord is an illustrator, author and teacher. He has illustrated many classical texts, including Aesop's Fables,[1] The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear;[2] the Folio Society's Myths and Legends of the British Isles,[3] and Epics of the Middle Ages.[4] In addition, he has illustrated many classics of children's literature including Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark".[5] See Wiki.

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      New York & Columbus, OH: J. H. Studer, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good with clean, bright plates. Folio (11-3/4" x 15") bound in publisher's half morocco leather with matching morocco corners and gilt-lettered and decorated cloth. Illustrated with 119 lovely chromolithographs drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper, with all tissue guards present. First published in 1878, this ranks as one of the best, as well as one of the last, great color-illustrated ornithologies. Later editions, especially the 1903 edition, have noticeably inferior quality plates. Library perforated stamp on the title page and a few scattered ink stamps, plates not affected. Library bookplate on front pastedown. Some rubbing and slight splitting to the leather along the spine edges but covers firm.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Description of Texas, Its Advantages and Resources, With Some Account of Their Development, Past, Present and Future

      St. Louis: Gilbert Book Co., 1881. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches). 133pp. Portrait frontispiece, 8 chromolithographed plates, 5 double-page maps (4 hand coloured). Original front wrapper bound in. Period brown cloth- backed purple and black marbled paper covered boards. Presentation copy of a scarce Texas promotional work illustrated with colour plates. The plates are fine, early depictions of typical Texas scenes, including cattle and hog ranching, farming, the Texian Hare, an Indian chief, etc. It has been our experience that by no means all copies of this work include the plates, and as they form no part of the pagination, it is possible that only certain copies were bound with them. The text consists of a general appraisal of the state at that time, with prospects for industries, agriculture and settlement, development of railroads, etc. The maps, all relating to Texas, show railroads, soil belts, and types of vegetation. Inscribed copies by this important Texas governor (1878-1883) are quite rare. The inscription on this copy reads: "Presented to/Miss. Lucy J. Dupuy/by OM Roberts/Governor of/Texas/May 18th 1882." Among his other accomplishments, Roberts sat on the Texas Supreme Court, and was largely responsible for founding the University of Texas, at which he taught law for ten years. Howes R344; Raines, p.175; Philips American Sporting Books p. 314.

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        Als Eskimo Unter Den Eskimos : Eine Schilderung Der Erlebnisse Der Schwatka'schen Franklin-Aufsuchungs-Expedition in Den Jahren 1878-80

      A. Hartleben's Berlag, Vienna - 1881, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good. [viii],247,[1]pp. Octavo. Black boards with green illustrated pastedown. This would appear to be a wrapper issue of the book which has had the front wrapper mounted to the new board. This is the first copy of this issue we have encountered. Frontispiece. Three maps including two large folding. Numerous plates including full page. Light foxing throughout. A very scarce item. Not in A.B. Account of Schwatka's expedition in search of Franklin 1878-80 by the artist and surveyor on the expedition Heinrich Wenzel Klutshak (1848-90). "Sponsored by the American Geographical Society to follow up on recent Eskimo reports that records and journals of the Franklin expedition might still be preserved on King William Island . The sledge journey to King William Island, covering 5,287 KM in 50 weeks, was a record distance for any sledging expedition by whites at that time and has rarely been surpassed." Holland - Arctic Exploration p.310-11. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Merry Old Santa Claus.

      Harper & Brothers. New York. 01-01- 1881. - Double-page black and white wood-engraving, from Harper's Weekly magazine January 1, 1881, image 20 x 14 1/4 inches on sheet size 22 1/2 x 16 inches, archivally mounted on paper backing (24 1/2 x 18 inches). Very good: faint dampstain to lower right corner. The iconic image by Thomas Nast of a jolly Santa Claus holding a smoking pipe in one hand and a bundle of toys in the other. Political cartoonist Thomas Nast took the rather dour Saint Nicholas of European tradition and transformed him into the Father Christmas of modern tradition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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, and published at the request of the Society

      Glascow: Aird and Coghill. Fine. 1881. First Edition. Hard Cover. 48 pages, title page has large vignette of McKinlay on the Alligator River, portrait frontispiece and one full page map, 2 other small illustrations in text, blue cloth with title in gilt on front cover board, blind embosed border on front and rear boards. "It is of quite notably rarity" (Wantrup, Australian rare books, pg 244.) F.18514; 185 x 120mm .

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        History of the Zulu War and its Origin

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, 1881. Second Edition, with Additions. Octavo. Original brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind rules to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Large folding coloured map at the rear, folding plan of Isandlwana, A little rubbed and soiled, some judicious restoration to the joints and hinges, foxing and browning, particularly to the prelims, the folding map with some surface soiling, occasional splitting and repairs to the folds, the folding sketch of the battlefield also with a professionally repaired tear, no loss, remains overall a very good copy. This second edition - "very carefully revised, and [with] some new important matter inserted" including the plan of Isandlwana - followed a year after the first. This copy inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "Mary Buchanan from Frances E. Colenso. In memory of her Father, J.W. Colenso, July 1883, Bishopstowe". A previously unrecorded addendum leaf headed "Colonel Durnford's Orders", is loosely inserted, having formerly been pinned in before the second appendix of the same title. This reprints Crealock's last order to Col. A.W. Durnford, the text of which is widely believed to have been deliberately concealed in order to incriminate Durnford, and when rediscovered in recent years by researchers at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham taken to prove that "Durnford was never ordered to take command of the Central Column Camp at Isandlwana" (Greaves, Crossing the Buffalo). Anthony Durnford, had died at Isandlwana "the central figure of a knot of brave men" (ODNB) in a last stand against the overwhelming Zulu force, and had been made the scapegoat for humiliating defeat. This somewhat ambiguous order to "march to this Camp at once with all the force you have …" sent to him "at daybreak by the hand of Lt. Smith-Dorrien … and handed to him by that officer … [is the] last entry in [Crealock's] Note-Book, left in his tent … recovered from the Field of Sandlhana [sic.]" and sent to Crealock in England. The addendum is attested a "True copy of Statement received by me [Edward Durnford] from Colonel Crealock on the 18th of May, 1882". The order is now widely considered to exonerate Durnford from accusations of fatally failing to act on an explicit instruction to take command of the camp. Frances Ellen "Nell" Colenso was the daughter of the Bishop of Natal, and a noted Zulu sympathiser, who was also deeply in love with Anthony Durnford, a man "already trapped in an unhappy marriage", working together with Durnford's brother Edward, she "endeavoured through … writings and public lobbying to rehabilitate his reputation". This brief and enigmatic emendation, issued with maybe just a handful of copies of the book, if more widely distributed, surely would have settled the dispute over Durnford's supposed insubordination sooner. An uncommon book in collectible condition, and highly desirable thus.

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      1881. DISRAELI, Benjamin. NOVELS AND TALES BY THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, 11 VOLUMES. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881. Hughenden Edition. var pp. 8vo., half brown polished morocco with gilt rules, glt top edges, raised bands, gilt spines. Marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers. Binding signed "Bartlett." Clean and bright, only a touch of occasional wear to joints. A few faint dampspots to gilt top edges. Vignettes of Hughenden Manor on title pages, b/w frontispiece portrait in Volume I. A lovely set. Extra postage required.

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        Oeuvres Completes de Alfred de Musset

      Paris: Charpentier, 1881. hardcover. very good. Engraved illustrations after the drawings of M. Bida. 11 volumes. tall 8vo, 1/2 red morocco, gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, top edge gilt (lightly rubbed, a few flyleaf edges a bit chipped). Paris: Charpentier, 1881. Very good.

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        Mémoires documents et écrits divers laissés par le prince de Metternich tome troisième

      Plon, 1881. in8 Broché

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        Official Record of the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879

      Sydney,: Thomas Richards, 1881.. Thick large octavo, frontispiece and another plate, diagrams, two folding coloured maps and folding coloured plan; the superior issue in pictorially gilt-stamped morocco ( a little rubbed). The Sydney International Exhibition opened its doors on 17 September 1879 and closed them seven months later. During this time over a million visitors passed through, making the exhibition a determining landmark in the history of the Colony of New South Wales, reflecting the State's sense of achievement, progress, and aspirations.The main feature of the Sydney exhibition was the ornate building, the 'Garden Palace', designed by the Colonial Architect James Barnet, its accidental destruction by fire on 22 September 1882 was met with universal dismay.Ferguson, 10803.

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