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        Memorias sobre los temblores de tierra ocurridos en julio de 1880 en la Isla de Luzon

      La Guirnalda, Madrid 1881 - tela con tejuelo láminas grabadas, manchas del tiempo, pequeño taladro en hojas finales que apenas afecta, en general buena conservación. . 104 págs.

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        Tasmanian Friends and Foes, feathered, furred and finned : a family chronicle of country life, natural history, and veritable adventure.

      Marcus Ward, London 1881 - With coloured plates, from drawings by the Author and other illustrations. Second edition. Small 4to. [ii], 260pp, 8 coloured plates. Original green cloth, decorated in gold, black and blind; head and tail of spine rubbed, corners less so. All edges gilt. Slight foxing on a couple of early pages, otherwise the text is clean, as are all the plates. A very good copy. *** Ferguson 12515. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881. 18th edition

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Slight foxing First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). 228pp + ads. Original covers not bound in.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. 15 Volume set. Routledge deluxe limited edition

      London George Routledge & Sons 1881. VG : in very good condition. Occasional edge-tears to cloth at spine ends. Minor bumping to spine ends. Endpapers browned Volume I with sm. tear to pastedown along front inner hinge Deluxe Limited Edition [533/1000] Green hardback cloth cover with paper title panels to spine 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 359pp, 322pp, 383pp, 299pp, 284pp, 402pp, 368pp, 395pp, 421pp, 417pp, 356pp, 350pp, 411pp, 432pp, 304pp. B/w illustrations by Sir John Gilbert.

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        La Poligamia Mormona Y La Monogamia Cristiana Comparadas. El Casamiento Es Una Institucion Divina Cuando Esta Arreglado Segun Las Leyes De Dios. El Asunto Examinado Biblica, Estadistica Y Fisiologicamente. La Cienca Y La Religion Verdadera Corresponden Entre Si, Siendo Sus Aparentes Conflictos El Resultado De La Ignorancia Humana

      Mexico: Imprenta De E. D. Orozco Y. Compania, 1881. As new. 40pp. Octavo [22 cm] Original orange wrappers with the title printed on the front panel. The rear panel is a list of LDS tracts in Spanish that are available. Fine. This pamphlet is in beautiful condition with no flaws. & Title translates to 'Mormon Polygamy and Christian Monogamy Compared.' Early LDS Spanish tract that is Thatcher's defense of the Mormon practice of plural marriage. This is one of the few printed works by Moses Thatcher, who was the first mission president in Mexico. We can locate five institutional copies. Rare. Flake/Draper 8886

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        Mathematische Theorie der Preisbestimmung der wirtschaftlichen Güter

      Stuttgart: Verlag von Ferdinand Enke,, 1881. Vier Denkschriften gelesen vor der Akademie der moralischen und politischen Wissenschaften zu Paris und vor der naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft des Waadt-Landes zu Lausanne. Octavo (240 x 170 mm). Modern cloth-backed marbled boards. One folding plate. Ink ownership inscription and ownership stamp to the half-title and title-page respectively of the German economist Erich Schneider, with a few pencil under- and side-rulings. A very good copy. First edition in German of the four memoirs which together made up part of what was to become Walras's Théorie mathématique de la richesse sociale, originally published in 1877. The translator, Ludwig von Winterfeld, was a law student from Zurich. Having heard Walras lecture at Lausanne, in 1876 he offered to prepare a translation of Walras's Eléments d'économie politique pure. Walras instead gave him the Quatre mémoires.

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        INLAND VOYAGE

      London- UK: C. Kegan Paul and Co., 1881. INLAND VOYAGE- Robert Louis Stevenson- Illustrated Frontis- C. Kegan Paul & Co.-London- 1881-1st Edition-2nd Printing (or 2nd Edition stated on title page)- Hardcover:-12mo- VG++/ no dj as issued- original publishers green tweed cloth with gilt titles on spine-lightly rubbed, some spotting but tight and clean- this is the Second Edition or in modern terms 1st edition-2nd printing of Stevenson's FIRST novel. Not well received by a critical public at first, caused a very small 2nd printing, making this 2nd Edition even scarcer than the 1st. - and most assuredly much scarcer than the American 1st By Roberts Brothers in 1883.- x + 227pp all clean, no tears or writing, binding and spine are strong and tight- ex-library bookplate on inside wallpaper endpapers dated October 1884- SEE PHOTOS- "RLS and a friend travelled in two canoes along canals and rivers in central France and Belgium. The result was a book full of charm but little incident, and the work was not greatly successful. Stevenson glories in the slow pace of his vagabond life traveling through France. The young author expresses pleasure at having been suspected of being a Prussian spy by the French gendarmes and pride at having endured hunger, cold, and misery on a hard and dangerous journey." There were only 750 copies of the 1st Edition published and even less of the 2nd Edition!-Currently none available on the internet! RARE and collectible- Fiction-adventure-travel-canoe-classic- (3489) . 2nd Edition. Cloth. VG++/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated Frontis. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        WIDOKI KAMIENCA PODOLSKIEGO. [1] Z zamku do miasta. [2] Stary Ratusz w glownym rynku. [3] Kosciol potrynitarski. [4] Przez polskie folwarki do miasta.[5] Wietrzna, albo Batorego brama. [6] Z miasta do zamku. 682-687".

      - Typ: rycina (6 rycin na podwojnej karcie); Haslo: Kamieniec Podolski; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - Ukraina-Podole; Sygnatura: Ryciny sygnowane na plycie: 1) i 3), 5) i 6) "K. PIAST." i "Piotrowicz", rycina 2) sygnowana na plycie: "JGreim" i "L. JELENSKA", zas 4) sygnowana: "K. PIAST." i "Z. Piotrowicz".; Technika: Drzeworyty sztorcowe; Format: 1) 130x165, 2) 183x134, 3) 130x167, 4) 153x191, 5) 132x96, 6) 153x189.; Pochodzenie: Z: Tygodnik Powszechny nr 15 z 10.04.1881 ss.232-233.; Inf o autorze: 1) K. Piastuszkiewicz (ur. 1856) warszawski drzeworytnik czynny w latach 1876-1889, autor kilkudziesieciu drzeworytow, zwiazany glownie z "Klosami", zob. SAP t.7 s.86, 2) L. Jelenska drzeworytniczka, prawdopodobnie warszawska, dotad nie notowana w literaturze (SAP, Rudniewska (Slownik), Opalek 1949), znana jedynie z widoku "KOSCIOL W MUKAROWIE. [.]. 578" (Tygodnik Powszechny nr 44 z 31.10.1880 s.696) oraz widoku Kamienca Podolskiego: "[.] Stary Ratusz w glownym rynku" (Tygodnik Powszechny nr 15 z 10.04.1881 ss.232-233) i typow ludowych "Typy z okolic Kraiska" (Tygodnika Powszechnego nr 31 z 31.07.1881 s.496).; Literatura: Grajewski 1972 2) poz. 22116, 3) poz. 22113, 4) poz. 22095, 6) poz. 22118, 1) i 5) - panoramy miasta nie notuje.; Uwagi: Zachowana cala karta (ryciny odbite na podwojnej rozlozonej karcie). Widoki miasta i zamku.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura bramy fortyfikacje mosty panoramy ratusze rynki zamki / Architektur Brücken/Brücke Burgen/Burg Festungen/Festung Panoramas/Panorama Rathäuser/Rathaus Ringe/Ring Tore/Tor / architecture bridges/bridge castles/castle fortifications/fortification gates/gate market squares/market square panoramas/panorama town halls/town hall / Holzstich / wood-engraving; Ryciny w ladnym stanie, nieznaczne plamki ryciny 2) i 6), bardzo nieznaczne wydawnicze zagiecie papieru, karta wydawniczo zlozona.

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        Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt, complete in four volumes; plus: Social Life in Egypt: A description of the Country and its People: A Supplement to Picturesque Palestine (bound as Volume 5)

      London:: Virtue & Co,, n.d. [c.1881-1884].. First editions.. Hardcover. Near Fine. Vol I: x, 240; Vol II: vi, 240; Vol III: vi, 240, with a map; Vol IV: vi, 236, with a map; Vol V: vi, 138. Each volume generously illustrated with evocative engravings on steel and wood, some full-page, with guards, and with an additional engraved title page. Contents very clean and fresh, a very few pages having some minor foxing. 33.5x26cms, all edges gilt, bright, in new matching bindings of brown buckram with red labels to spines, a decision having been made to dispense with the ponderous weight and decoration of the original bevelled boards, as well as with the condition concerns of the ageing leather, rendering the attractive and interesting contents much more readily accessible, and giving the books a new lease of life. Constituting an excellent copy of a splendid work in smart functional bindings. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      3 pp. (mm. 210x135), datata: 18 nov. 1881, indirizzata a Domenico Gnoli, Direttore della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, di 27 righe. 1881. ?Caro Gnoli, Filippo Salveraglio ha fatto o farà domanda per un posto, che mi dicono vacante, di 3° o 4° assistente in codesta Biblioteca. Egli è stato quasi tre anni nella bibl. di Brera: è giovine molto laborioso, molto onesto e perseverante, di conoscenze assai larghe in letteratura e storia, con attitudini vere per l?erudizione, le bibliografie e simili. E? anche povero; e, di buona famiglia, ora deve sostentare il padre.. Ve lo raccomando strettamente... Cordialmente vostro?. Ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare. 15 Volume set. Routledge deluxe limited edition

      London: George Routledge & Sons. VG : in very good condition. Occasional edge-tears to cloth at spine ends. Minor bumping to spine ends. Endpapers browned Volume I with sm. tear to pastedown along front inner hinge. 1881. Deluxe Limited Edition [533/1000]. Green hardback cloth cover with paper title panels to spine. 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 359pp, 322pp, 383pp, 299pp, 284pp, 402pp, 368pp, 395pp, 421pp, 417pp, 356pp, 350pp, 411pp, 432pp, 304pp. B/w illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. .

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        EARLY SPRING IN MASSACHUSETTS

      1881. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. Original dark green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition of the first of Thoreau's "four seasons," edited from his journal by H.G.O. Blake (this is the only one of the four in which Blake is un­named). The other three seasons would be published over the next eleven years (curiously not quite in order): SUMMER in 1884, WINTER in 1888, and AUTUMN in 1892. The first edition of EARLY SPRING consisted of only 1018 copies -- fewer than any of Thoreau's books except his first one, A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS, which consisted of 1000 copies.~This is an unusually bright copy, near-fine with some light soil on the (blank) rear cover. Bookplate of Henry Hornblower. Borst A8.1.a; Blanck 20123.

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        Compiled Laws of Kansas, 1881: Being a Compilation of All the Laws

      1881. [Kansas]. Dassler, C.F.W. [b. 1852], Compiler. Compiled Laws of Kansas, 1881: Being a Compilation of All the Laws of a General Nature Based Upon the General Statutes of 1868 (embracing all of Said Statutes Still in Force) Together with Subsequent Enactments, Including the Session Laws of 1881, With References to Decisions. Topeka: G.W. Crane and Co., 1881. [ii], [5]-1156 (i.e. 1192) pp. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs to boards, joints starting at head, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked but secure. Some toning to text. Contemporary and later annotations to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. Kansas was admitted to the Union in 1861 and issued its first compilation of state laws in 1862. The 1881 compilation was the fourth issued by the state. It is valuable in part because it corrects errors in the previous compilation, from 1879. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 129.

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        Bansho Shasei Hinagata (How to sketch from Nature) ***** From the first issue, an example of Volume II alone in the publisher's blocked in blind decorated wrappers, signed as called for, with two pages stamped in cinnabar with Kiyoshi's seal. Even a single volume is rare. The 2 volumes set of the painting instruction manual is very rare with two known, complete first issue sets in institutions worldwide, one at the National Diet Library in Japan, and the second at the Ryerson Library, Art Institute of Chicago. Volume II has 34 color woodblock prints on 38 pages + 3 pages of decorative woodblock print designs. The nature prints are organized by family, depicting 56 plant, fungus, animal, and insect species, the focus on accurate *****

      Matsuzaki hanzo, Tokyo, Meiji 14, volume 2 alone from the 2 volumes set, the first issue, signed with the 2 Kiyoshi seals, block cutting principally by Ôtsuka Tetsugorô 1881 - SUMMARY: Volume II opens with a suite of 15 species of mushrooms, primarily shown in their natural wood settings, but with some highlighted in isolation, including several rare species. Among the more readily identifiable mushrooms are the pine (matsutake), the red pine (hatsutake), the shitake, and the green brittlegill (ao hatsu). A suite of 21 Lily species follows, including the Lilium speciosum (Kanoko yuri), with one beautiful double-page print spread (Prints 20 & 21) showing comparative growth stages for several Lilium. A suite of 3 double-page prints shows the seasonal growth stages of the Japanese apricot tree (ume) for branch, stem, and trunk and bud, leaf, blossom, and fruit. A center section shows 8 wading and water bird species including the Eastern Great Egret (Dai-sagi), Grey Heron (Ao Sagi), Mute Swan (kobu-hakuchou), and Mallard Duck (Magamo). A fine suite of 10 Lepidoptera, chiefly butterflies and moths has two examples of cocoons, the butterflies include the Brown Awl (Badamia exclamationis), Harima callipteris, and other Skippers and Satyridae, and also the Swallowtail, Papilio machaon (Ki-ageha). The manual concludes with a superb rendering of the growth stages of the rarely seen leaf litter ant, Paratrechina flavipes (Ameiro-ari). COVERS: Publisher's navy blue bellflower (Konkikyo), both sides decorated with the identical all-over framed minicheck square, repeat block pattern, wrappers sewn in the 4-stab holes Fukuro toji style. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 21 folded leaves, 19 numbered, or 42 pages, illustrated with 41 pages of prints. There are 34 Nature Prints on 38 pages + the Mikaeshi color woodblock print design on the inner side of the upper wrapper + the preface of two pages with b/w vignettes of artist tool designs imprinted within the text. The one page colophon is stamped with the publisher's seal. SIZE: 183 x 121 mm (7.2 x 4.76 inches). CONDITION DETAIL: Prints: some with top and bottom edge soiling, a few with a top edge nick, no. 13 with light pencil markings in the top and bottom margins, prints 20, 21 and 30 with slight scattered soiling. / Mikaeshi: one elliptical hole, otherwise excellent. / Preface: slight soiling. / Covers: worn. / Title slip: edge rubs. / Binding: somewhat loosened but solid. REFERENCE: Toda, Ryerson; Strange, Japanese Art, pp. 10 & 18. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. MY LISTINGS: Search in 3 easy steps. 1) Click my name in bookseller field below title and author description. 2) Click bookseller & payment information. 3) Click my name again. You can now search by catalog, keyword, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      First Edition 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)Our code number = TB26183

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        To the Central African Lakes & Back

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Joseph Thomson (1858-1895) was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played a role in the European Race for Africa. Thomson's Gazelle is named for him. In 1878 Thomson was appointed geologist and naturalist to Alexander Keigh Johnston's Royal Geographical Society expedition to establish a route from Dar es Salaam to Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika. Johnston died early in the journey and Thomson assumed leadership. This two-volume work is very good overall in the striking, original, and unrestored decorated cloth bindings. The bindings are very good with only light wear, nicely rounded spines, and excellent shelf appearance. The only significant binding appearance issue to note is a rectangular section of moderate fading to the lower third of both front covers. The contents are clean and crisp with age-toning at the untrimmed page edges. No spotting. All illustrations and maps are intact. Previous ownership marks are limited to a discreet private lending library ink stamp on the blank title page verso. The structural flaws in the sets are gutterbreaks - a break at page 48 of Volume I with the binding cords still holding and a front hinge break at the Vol. II pastedown with the mull still intact. From the Preface: "I, who had been selected only as an assistant, found myself unexpectedly in a position of difficulty and responsibility which I felt myself far from being competent to fill. But I remembered I was the countryman of Livingstone, and my Scottish blood would not allow me to retreat till I had performed my duty to the best of my ability." Thomson successfully led the expedition over 3000 miles in 14 months. His explorations and observations are recorded in this book. The Royal Geographic Society continued to support his explorations and a later expedition and subsequent book by Thomson, Through Masai Land, become a bestseller.

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        STRATFORD SHAKSPERE [Histories, Comedies, Tragedies of William Shakespeare] Edited by Charles Knight

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. 6 volumes. A handome early set of Knight’s important edition. With an engraved plate for each play. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between gilt stippled bands, two compartments with contrasting dark brown and dark green morocco labels lettered and decorated in gilt, endleaves and all edges marbled. An fine and handsome set, internally fresh and clean with no foxing or spotting whatsoever, text firm and appearing unread, the binding sturdy and very attractive with fine hinges and only the most minor of evidence of shelving at the tips and edges, uncommonly fresh and well preserved. A FINE EARLY SET OF KNIGHT’S IMPORTANT EDITION. It contains Knight’s excellent “Life of Shakspere”, notes on various readings and glossery. The vignette style engravings for each play are a delightful addition as well. "The text given by Mr. Knight... is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object...”

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        Ballads and Sonnets

      London: Ellis and White,, 1881. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles and flower pattern to spine and boards gilt, blue patterned endpapers. Spine rolled, cloth rubbed and spotted, corners bumped and a little worn, old adhesive residue to upper board. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. With an envelope inscribed by Rossetti, "John Skelton Esq, 20 Alva Street, Edinburgh" tipped-in on the half title. The verso of the envelope, featuring Rossetti's personal crest depicting a tree and the motto "flangas non flectas" (you may break but not bend me), has been carefully separated from the recto and tipped-in below it. The recipient, John Skelton (1831-1897) was an Edinburgh author and literary critic who kept up a correspondence with numerous authors, among them Rossetti.

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        Les m?ires des intendants sur l’?t des g?ralit? dress?pour l'instruction du duc de Bourgogne, tome I: m?ire de la g?ralit?e Paris

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to, 9 x 11, xciv + 854 pages. Ancien ?ve de l'Ecole des chartes, l'historien Arthur-Andr?abriel Michel de Boislisle (1835-1908) entra au minist? des Finances et y devint sous-chef des archives. Membre du Comit?es travaux historiques, membre et secr?ire de la Soci? des antiquaires, il fut ? membre libre de l'Acad?e des inscriptions et belles-lettres en 1884. Sous les auspices du minist? des Finances et d'apr?les documents des Archives nationales, Arthur de Boislisle publia la Correspondance des contr?rs g?raux des finances avec les intendants des provinces (1874-1883), et pour la Collection des documents in?ts de l'Histoire de France, Les m?ires des intendants sur l'?t des g?ralit?(1881). Arthur de Boislisle a ?lement laiss?ne histoire de la Chambre des comptes de Paris (1873), ainsi qu'une monumentale ?tion des M?ires de Saint-Simon (1879-1908). Rebound in green buckram, paper label. Interior spotless.

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        Deux nouvelles Les funerailles de Francine Cloarec. Benjamin Rozes

      Bruxelles, Henry Kistemaeckers 1881 - Livre d'occasion In-18 de (15,8 x 10,4 cm), plein maroquin vert, dos à nerfs richement orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, frise dorée sur les contreplats, tête dorée, couv. et dos conservés (reliure signée de Pougetoux), portrait-frontispice de J.-B. Michiels, une gravure ajoutée, 138 pp., 3 ff. n. ch. Ce volume, contenant deux nouvelles inédites, fut publié immédiatement après Les Soirées de Médan et Pierrot Sceptique. Condition : Édition originale. L'un des rares exemplaires sur Japon. Il est annoncé au colophon 100 ex. sur Japon véritable et 200 ex. sur vergé de Hollande. Selon une indication de l'éditeur rapportée par Vicaire, cet ouvrage aurait été tiré à 500 ex. sur vergé et 10 ex. sur Japon. Précieux exemplaire de l'auteur, comportant son ex-libris, et la mention manuscrite signée "exemplaire de l'auteur, Léon Hennique" sur une garde, parfaitement établi en pleine reliure par Pougetoux, son relieur habituel, qui relia aussi bon nombre de volumes de la bibliothèque de J.-K. Huysmans. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etude dans mon jardin

      Acquaforte e puntasecca, mm.215x135 alla battuta + margini bianchi in barbe. Stato II/III, avanti l'iscrizione "Gazette des Beaux Arts". Fresca e nitida impressione. Perfetta (Cfr. Fiorani F. "De Nittis incisore", ed. Artemide: "Pubblicata sulla Gazette des Beaux Arts nel 1881, l'incisione rientra tra le opere dell'ultimo periodo compiute sul tema delle figura femminile in giardino, dove l'artista raggiunse ridultati ragguardevoli nello studio della figura immersa nella luce del palin air").

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        Collection of British Authors. Tauchnitz Edition vol. 2000. Of English Literature in the Reign of Victoria. With a Glance at the Past. With a frontispiece.

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1881 - Octavo. In a deluxe presentation binding of olive green morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, double gilt rule and elaborate gilt rolled border to both covers, turn-ins, green cloth bookmarker, blue endpapers with gilt patterning. General light rubbing, top corners bumped, spine tanned and sides mottled, but still an extremely attractive copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression, of this landmark Tauchnitz edition - a sweeping prospect of the past and present state of English letters written by Henry Morley, one of the earliest professors of English literature, but conceived and commissioned by Baron Tauchnitz himself, who described this 2000th Tauchnitz edition as the "memorial stone of my progress". This copy is inscribed by the 2nd Baron Tauchnitz, who after travelling much of Europe (including a sojourn in England) became partner to the firm with his father, on the first blank, "With best compliments, from, Baron Tauchnitz junior", and bears the bookplate of the Vivian family. The closest fit for a recipient would have been the British diplomat Hussey Crespigny Vivian, 3rd Baron Vivian, who was posted as ambassador to a number of North European courts. The frontispiece mentioned on the title page is in fact a 40 page booklet bound in at the front, which includes 173 facsimile signatures of contemporary contributors to the Tauchnitz editions, photographed from their correspondence with Baron Tauchnitz. Needless to say this constitutes an extremely useful compendium of autographs for practically all the most significant authors of the day who were writing in the English language. Already an elusive title, this landmark Tauchnitz edition is rare inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Studer's Popular Ornithology. The Birds of North America. Upwards of Seven Hundred different species and varieties, comprising all that are known to exist on this Continent, are re[resented on the One Hundred and Nineteen Crayon Plates, artistically drawn and colored from Nature by Theodore Jasper, A.M.M.D. Including a letter-press [etc.]

      Jacob H. Studer & Co., New York City & Columbus, Ohio 1881 - Contemporary three-quarterbrown leather over pebbled cloth boards, with decorative gilt titles to front, and gilt titles to spine. All edges gilt; brown endpapers. Some light rubbing to covers, edges. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked book. Very neat -- a handsome book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cardinal Books ~~ scholarly & scarce ~~]
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        Framed Last Verse of The Chambered Nautilus (longhand) signed and dated by Oliver Wendell Holmes 2/8/1881

      Boston: Self, 1881. First Thus . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. This is a framed sheet, handwritten, signed and dated by Holmes of the last verse of his 1858 poem The Chambered Nautilus. "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea! Oliver Wendell Holmes Boston Feb. 8th 1881" The sheet is mildly age darkened, but very clear. It lies on a plain piece of cardboard in an ordinary dark brown frame. There's some faint damp stain at the corners of the cardboard, but not on Holmes' piece. Holmes must have particularly liked this piece as hepeated this action in later years.

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        The William Russell Paintings and Sketches of Hong Kong

      1881.. 29 charming watercolours and pencil sketches on laid down onto 12 leaves and bound in attractive modern quarter blue morocco and paper covered boards. 4 leaves include observations of Hong Kong, all watercolours and drawings are titled and dated in manuscript. Leaves evenly browned, some occasional spotting. Folio measuring 450 x 320mm. In 1881, the artist William Russell accompanied the delegation from the British government’s Commttee for Imperial Defence to inspect sites for additional gun batteries deemed necessary for the defence of Hong Kong. Forty years after the island became a British possession, the port city was now of great and ever growing importance for British shipping and trade to China, Japan, and Australia. It was also attracting the unfailing admiration of travelers from Britain and the world, like Mrs Bishop who visited it in 1878, called it "the most imposing city of the East", and added, "It is hardly too much to say that it is the naval and commercial terminus of the Suez Canal". The delegation had the use of the Governor’s steam launch for seaward inspections of various potential battery sites in Hong Kong and Kow-loon, and “made several visits round the island”. This accounts for the fact that most of the paintings and sketches are done from the sea. There are views of the island from west of the City, round to Pokfulam and the Aberdeen anchorage and on to Stanley, including several of Chung Hom Kok and Cape D’Aguilar and Stanley Bay. There is a panorama of the Kowloon peninsula from the Peak, sketches of Kowloon Docks, and what is said to be a view of “Mirz Bay”, properly Mirs Bay, in Chinese territory, but more likely to be of Shatin with Tolo Harbour and the imposing range to its north. There are several pages of notes, and although none of the paintings and sketches are signed, these help to identify the artist as “WR” or, in one instance stated in full, William Russell. There are also six drawings of the coast of Japan, and a pencil sketch of “Tsu Soon Kee, attaché at the Chinese embassy at Washington”. The Hong Kong views are all precisely dated in September 1881, and afford an authentic record of the seaward condition of the island’s coastline at that date. (JWH, November, 2013). These images painted from the sea are likely a unique record of Hong Kong at the time. Russell's careful eye reveals a Hong Kong that has completely disappeared. .

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        Poems

      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. 1/1/1881. Second Edition.

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        Tivy Side, Cardigan, Wales 1881. (22 engravings)

      1881 A suite of 22 engravings on copper, with all scenes identified, of Tivy Side, Cardigan and Neighbourhood engraved by Henry Clarke MD, the Medical Officer of Wakefield Prison, a weekend photographer and serious amateur artist. Clarke spent his holiday in August 1881, in Cardigan and produced these 22 engravings, all on loose single leafs, sized 39.3*28 cm, paper watermarked J Whatman B 1882, one leaf has a tiny pin hole to a margin, another leaf has Love Lane Wakefield blind stamped to a top corner margin. Housed in a custom made blue up and over cloth box, with title in gilt to blue leather label, gilt tooling. Wakefield Historical Society published a book of Clarke's drawings in 1977, and many of his drawings appeared in the 2nd ed of Clarkson's Memories of Merry Wakefield 1889. Please contact for a full list of scenes and or images.

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        Compiled Laws of Kansas, 1881: Being a Compilation of All the Laws

      1881. [Kansas]. Dassler, C.F.W. [b. 1852], Compiler. Compiled Laws of Kansas, 1881: Being a Compilation of All the Laws of a General Nature Based Upon the General Statutes of 1868 (embracing all of Said Statutes Still in Force) Together with Subsequent Enactments, Including the Session Laws of 1881, With References to Decisions. Topeka: G.W. Crane and Co., 1881. [ii], [5]-1156 (i.e. 1192) pp. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs to boards, joints starting at head, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked but secure. Some toning to text. Contemporary and later annotations to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. Kansas was admitted to the Union in 1861 and issued its first compilation of state laws in 1862. The 1881 compilation was the fourth issued by the state. It is valuable in part because it corrects errors in the previous compilation, from 1879. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 129.

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        Bollettino del Club Alpino Italiano. Anno 1881. Vol. XV. n 47.

      Subject: (Montagna). Torino, 1881, 8vo br. originale, pp. 349/532 con tre grandi panorami lit. col. (Corno Stella)

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        Mémoires.

      Firmin Didot 1881 - Paris, Firmin Didot, 1881. Petit in 4 de XIII-789pp., (erreur de pagination sans aucun manque), reliure en pleine basane fauve mouchetée de l'époque, exécutée par Wells à Winchester, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, de fleurons losangés dorés, de fers dorés, de frises dorées, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, titre doré, épidermure de quelques centimètres sur un plat, 7 lignes manuscrites à l'encre noire sur la seconde page de garde indiquant la victoire à un prix au Winchester collège en 1895, frise d'encadrement dorée sur les plats, tranches marbrées, 4 chromolithographies et de nombreuses gravures sur bois, nouvelle edition établie sur un manuscrit ayant appartenu à Diane De Poitiers, bon et bel exemplaire. Les Mémoires de Philippe de Commynes (I447?-1511) représentent le meilleur de l'Historiographie Française du XVème siècle et une source de première importance pour la compréhension de la politique Française et Européenne de la seconde moitié du XVème siècle. L'histoire la plus récente a en outre fait noter à quel point cette oeuvre a eu une influence considérable sur des penseurs politiques tels que Guichardin, Machiavel et Bodin et surtout a mis en évidence que De Commynes est un scrutateur eclairé du passage névralgique entre le Haut Moyen-âge et l'époque moderne naissante. Ses ''Mémoires'' couvrent les règnes des Rois Louis XI et Charles VIII. Ses jugements sont d'une remarquable impartialité, mais en tant que serviteur de Louis XI ses appréciations sont celles que l'on peut en attendre: face aux actes les plus révoltants, les perfidies, les trahisons, les crimes mêmes, sa réaction est sans indignation, rapportant ces faits et ces actes sans emphases et froidement, seulement envisagés comme moyen de succès, et jugés par leurs resultats seulement en dehors de toute considération morale et conception éthique. Texte historique essentiel et significatif des XVème et XVIème siècles. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CRONACA BIZANTINA. Periodico letterario, sociale, artistico. Si pubblica due volte al mese.

      Angelo Sommaruga 1881-1885 In folio (mm. 460x320), mz. pelle coeva, ogni numero di pp. 8-12, stampa a due colori con bellissimi capilettera e fregi nel t. Di questo mitico periodico letterario romano offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" - dall?editore Angelo Sommaruga - in 90 fascicoli: dal n. 1, Anno I, 15 giugno 1881 al n. 6, Anno V, 16 marzo 1885. Vi è compreso il n. 12 del 16 giugno 1884, sequestrato per la ?Proposta ai Parlamenti per un sovrano costituzionale modello? (dal "Libro delle Bizzarrie" di Carlo Dossi). ?La "Cronaca" diede il posto d?onore al Carducci e il suo nome era una delle massime attrazioni del periodico. I poeti che vi pubblicarono versi una o parecchie volte furono: Guerrini, Boito, D?Annunzio, Salvadori, Marradi, Pascarella, Milelli, la Contessa Clara, Pascoli (per una breve collaborazione) e pochi altri. Novelle e bozzetti e prose vi pubblicarono il Verga, il Capuana, il De Amicis, la Serao, lo Scarfoglio, il Sommaruga medesimo. Scritti di varia umanità introdussero nella "Bizantina" gli scrittori più in voga e quelli che promettevano: il Guerrini, il Nencioni, il Chiarini, il Lessona, il Pica, il Di Giacomo. Sono in ogni numero della Cronaca articoli mondani, atti a destare l?interesse delle belle signore e dei giovani galanti e molti di questi articoli scrisse Matilde Serao che nel 1885 doveva sposare Edoardo Scarfoglio. La vita della "Cronaca" comunque fu essenzialmente legata alla fortuna di Angelo Sommaruga e vale per la bellezza dell?edizione, per la scelta di nome e di scritti, ordinata allo scopo del successo editoriale. Il 3 maggio 1885 la Cronaca risorge fondendosi con la ?Domenica Letteraria? che però dà il titolo maggiore al giornale: e finisce col n. 28 del 7 novembre. Quindi risorge il 15 dicembre 1885, e questa volta diretta da Gabriele D?Annunzio. Ha come sottotitolo ?Domenica Letteraria?. Ma parlare di questa nuova ?Cronaca Bizantina? non occorre. L?età eroica è quella sommarughiana?. Così Francesco Flora su ?Pegaso?, dicembre 1930, pp. 680-98. Solo i primi due e l?ultimo numero con antichi restauri per strappi; uniformi arross. su alc. pagg., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Compiled Laws of Kansas, 1881: Being a Compilation of All the Laws.

      1881 - [Kansas]. Dassler, C.F.W. [b. 1852], Compiler. Compiled Laws of Kansas, 1881: Being a Compilation of All the Laws of a General Nature Based Upon the General Statutes of 1868 (embracing all of Said Statutes Still in Force) Together with Subsequent Enactments, Including the Session Laws of 1881, With References to Decisions. Topeka: G.W. Crane and Co., 1881. [ii], [5]-1156 (i.e. 1192) pp. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs to boards, joints starting at head, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked but secure. Some toning to text. Contemporary and later annotations to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. Kansas was admitted to the Union in 1861 and issued its first compilation of state laws in 1862. The 1881 compilation was the fourth issued by the state. It is valuable in part because it corrects errors in the previous compilation, from 1879. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 129. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works of Alain Rene le Sage and Others

      London - J. C. Nimmo and Bain 1881 - A uniformly-bound collection of the works of Alain Rene le Sage, Thomas Roscoe, Mateo Aleman, and Cervantes. Asmodeus or the Devil Upon Two Sticks by Alain Rene le Sage. Preceded by Dialogues, Serious and Comic Between Two Chimneys of Madrid. Translated from the French of Alain Rene le Sage. With 4 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane (complete in three volumes) by Alain Rene le Sage. Translated from the French by Tobias Smollett, Preceded by a Biographical and Critical Notice of le Sage by George Saintsbury. With 12 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The Life and Adventures of Lazarillo de Tormes by Thomas Roscoe, Translated from the Spanish ofDon Diego Hurtado de Mendozaand the Life and Adventures of Guzman d'Alfarache, or the Spanish Rogue, by Mateo Aleman. From the French Edition of LeSage by John Henry Brady. In two volumes. With 8 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The History of Vanillo Gonzales, Surnamed the Bachelor by Alain Rene de Sage. Translated from the French of Alain Rene de Sage. With4 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The Bachelor of Salamanca. Translated from the French of Alain Rene le Sage by James Townsend. With 4 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel Cervantes Saavedra. Translated from the Spanish by Mottaux. Edited with Notes and Memoir by John G. Lockhart. Preceded by a Short Notice of the Life and Works of Mottaux by Henri van Laun. In four volumes. With 16 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. Alain-Ren Lesage was a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel The Devil upon Two Sticks (1707, Le Diable boiteux), his comedy Turcaret (1709), and his picaresque novel Gil Blas (17151735). Condition: In half-morocco bindings with red cloth boards. Externally, smart, with just a few marks and some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to front pastedowns. Pages are bright and clean, with just some spotting to the first and last few pages. Some pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das deutsche Wirthschaftsjahr. Nach den Jahresberichten der Handelskammern dargestellt von dem Generalsekretariat des Deutschen Handelstages. Jahrgang 1880 - 1883. - Mit Fortsetzung unter dem Titel: Die wirthschaftliche Bewegung von Handel und Industrie in Deutschland im Zeitraum von 1884 bis 1888

      Berlin, Mittler 1881 -1890. 22 cm. In 6 Bänden. Insgesamt 4036 Seiten Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Alles Erschienene. Jeder Band mit Einleitung (Das deutsche Wirtschaftsgebiet und seine Verkehrsverhältnisse) und Berichten aus den verschiedenen Branchen, unter anderem: Landwirtschaft, Industrie der Steine und Erden, Montanindustrie, Gold- und Silberwaren und Juwelen, Pharmazeutische und chemische Industrie, Textilindustrie, Papierindustrie, Graphisches Gewerbe, Buchhandel, Leder und Pelze, Holz und Holzerzeugnisse, Schifffahrt in Nord- und Ostsee. Das im letzten Band angekündigte Sachregister ist nicht erschienen. Unterkanten der Deckel stellenweise wasserfleckig, Stempel auf Titelblatt -

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        Works of Alain Rene le Sage and Others

      London - J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly-bound collection of the works of Alain Rene le Sage, Thomas Roscoe, Mateo Aleman, and Cervantes. Asmodeus or the Devil Upon Two Sticks by Alain Rene le Sage. Preceded by Dialogues, Serious and Comic Between Two Chimneys of Madrid. Translated from the French of Alain Rene le Sage. With 4 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane (complete in three volumes) by Alain Rene le Sage. Translated from the French by Tobias Smollett, Preceded by a Biographical and Critical Notice of le Sage by George Saintsbury. With 12 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The Life and Adventures of Lazarillo de Tormes by Thomas Roscoe, Translated from the Spanish ofDon Diego Hurtado de Mendozaand the Life and Adventures of Guzman d'Alfarache, or the Spanish Rogue, by Mateo Aleman. From the French Edition of LeSage by John Henry Brady. In two volumes. With 8 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The History of Vanillo Gonzales, Surnamed the Bachelor by Alain Rene de Sage. Translated from the French of Alain Rene de Sage. With4 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The Bachelor of Salamanca. Translated from the French of Alain Rene le Sage by James Townsend. With 4 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel Cervantes Saavedra. Translated from the Spanish by Mottaux. Edited with Notes and Memoir by John G. Lockhart. Preceded by a Short Notice of the Life and Works of Mottaux by Henri van Laun. In four volumes. With 16 original etchings by R. de Los Rios. Alain-Ren Lesage was a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel The Devil upon Two Sticks (1707, Le Diable boiteux), his comedy Turcaret (1709), and his picaresque novel Gil Blas (17151735). Condition: In half-morocco bindings with red cloth boards. Externally, smart, with just a few marks and some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to front pastedowns. Pages are bright and clean, with just some spotting to the first and last few pages. Some pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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., sm.cr.8vo; 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.

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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]

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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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        THE COMMON LAW

      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.

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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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