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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 .

      [Bookseller: M & A Simper Bookbinders]
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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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        NOVELS AND TALES BY THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, 11 VOLUMES

      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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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        The Works of William Shakespeare (Fine Leather Binding | 40 Volumes Complete | Limited Edition)

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1881. Complete in 40 books. Edition Deluxe. Limited Edition (#451 of 1000). Lovely 19th century dark blue morocco leather binding with gilt lettering raised bands, gilt tooled design centered in four of the comparments. Marbled boards and endpapers. All edges gilt. Total of 15 volumes bound in 40 books. Numerous copper engraved illustrations. Each illustration was printed seperately placed on the pages by hand (as intended by the publisher). Light wear and a few tiny chips to the top of a few volumes. Paper a bit age toned. No previous owner's names. Overall an EXCELLENT set. Photos available upon request. A good gift.. Limited. Three Quarter Morocco Leather. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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        THE STEAM HOUSE. Part I. THE DEMON OF CAWNPORE. With: Part II. TIGERS AND TRAITORS

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Le Fusil et ses perfectionnements, avec notes de chasse. Traduction française par Georges Bonjour

      Firmin-Didot, Blacklock, Paris, London, sd (vers 1881) - grand in-8 cartonnage percaline verte, dos et 1er plat ornés (rel d'éditeur), 521-VI pp, 550 figures dont un frontispice et 4 planches ht sur bois (cf Thiebaud,475). Rare en cartonnage d'éditeur. Quelques rares rousseurs. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE JEAN PIERRE GILOT]
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        LE FUSIL ET SES PERFECTIONEMENTS AVEC NOTES DE CHASSE.

      - Paris. A. Guinard & cº. Firmin Didot, edit. 1881. 25x18 cm. 1 grabado + portada + 3h. + 521 pp. + VI pp. + 10 h. de anuncios, 500 grabados a plena página y entre texto, tela edit. Impresa [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Torreón de Rueda]
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        AYALA'S ANGEL

      1881. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Original light orange cloth decorated in black. First Edition of "possibly the most unjustly neglected of all Trollope's novels... What vigour of scene and creation, what vitality of action and dialogue it contains" [Walpole]. Carefree Ayala Dormer, left with no means of support after the death of her artist father, is shuttled from one relative's home to another, where she quickly becomes the object of jealousy on the part of resident daughters -- while Ayala searches for a husband who would be not just security but rather a romantic "angel of light."~This is a very good-plus set, of a Trollope title that is well-nigh impossible to find in fine condition: the light orange cloth is susceptible not only to soil but also to fading of the spines (and even on a brand-new set, the spines would have been almost illegible, since the gilt does not stand out against light orange cloth). The spines of this set are a little faded as usual, and there are very faint ghosts of front-cover labels -- but there is scarcely any external wear or soil. The original black-coated endpapers have only minor cracking (Vol III's front one has some paper residue). In all, this is a much better copy than is typically encountered -- of this difficult Trollope title. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 60; Sadleir (XIX) p. 382; Wolff 6764.

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        Tsuni-||Goam: the Supreme Being of the Khoi-Khoi (Tsuni-Goam) - SIGNED BY AUTHOR

      London: Trubner & Co, 1881. 8vo, 154 pages, 80 pages of ads, bound in original publisher's cloth, heavily annotated and inscribed by author on title page, a rare Presentation Copy in very good condition. A linguistic and and folkloric study, issued in the publisher's Oriental Series. Scarce in the first edition. Tsuni-Goam is a figure in the Khoikhoi mythology. He is sometimes called a trickster figure, similar to Cagn of the related Bushmen people. In other contexts, he appears as a patron of hunters and in some stories he even had a part in creating the world. The multiple roles of have been called a reflection of the fluidity of the Khoisan's religious resources and rituals, which are usually ambiguous and lack in standardization. He was also a life-death-rebirth figure, dying and resurrecting himself on numerous occasions. Resulting from this, his funeral cairns can be found in many locations in southern Africa, and it is customary to throw a stone onto them for good luck. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition.

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        IRVING'S WORKS (Complete 26 Volume Set) ( Leather Bound)

      G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good-. 1881. Hardcover. Complete 26 volume set. Three quarter brown moroccan leather bound covers with marbled boards have moderate wear to corners, caps, and spine seams. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. 4 volumes have detached boards, all are present except for 1 missing board. Pages clean and appear unread. Frontispieces protected by tissue. Marbled end pages. Decorative design at the beginning and end of each chapter. Gilt top edges. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        DICCIONARIO DE VOCES ARAGONESAS precedido de una introduccion filologica historica

      - ATENCION: EL ENVIO GRATIS SE TRAMITA POR CORREO ORDINARIO (CONTRAREEMBOLSO TIENE UN COSTE DE 5 EUR.). Ed. Imp. Hospicio Provincial - Dip Provincial Zaragoza; Zaragoza. 1881. Castellano. Holandesa cartone con lomo y esquinas en piel y nervios con grabados. 1 vols. 21x15 cm. 381 pags. Cantos rozados. Sello de anterior propietario. Buen estado de conservacion. FILOLOGIA.

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        REMINISCENCES OF GUNBOAT LIFE IN THE MISSISSIPPI SQUADRON

      Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: Printed for Private Circulation, 1881.. iv,86pp. 16mo. Modern half leatherette and paper boards, spine gilt. Tape repair on verso of titlepage, with no loss of text. First two and final three leaves lightly tanned. Very good. A rare memoir, printed for private circulation, of service in the U.S. Navy's Mississippi Squadron during the Civil War. Huling offers here, for friends and family, an account of the fourteen months spent on the steamer Huntress, also known as gunboat number 58 in the Mississippi Squadron, beginning in the summer of 1864. His vessel patrolled the Mississippi from Cairo, Illinois, to Memphis, though at times they went as far south as Vicksburg. Huling provides a detailed account of the ship's activities, including engagements with Confederate ships, smugglers, and guerilla raids on the vessel while it was docked. There is also much about the Huntress' officers and crew, daily routine on board ship, and about the towns and cities along the river. Not in Nevins or Dornbusch, and no copies listed in recent auction records. OCLC locates only seven copies, including the Library of Congress copy (the only one listed in the NUC). Rare. HOWES H776. OCLC 12776761.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN

      1881. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated by L. Benett. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1881. 1 page undated ads (with prices in sterling). Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First Illustrated Edition of this curious tale about a Chinaman, Kin-Fo, who is convinced he needs to suffer in order to appreciate true happiness -- and winds up planning to commit suicide, then contracting for someone else to kill him, then changing his mind... Dutton's edition, though dated 1881, was actually published in October 1880 -- exactly twelve months after the unillustrated edition by Lee and Shepard of Boston (dated 1880). Although this Dutton edition comes from the British sheets (including the same binding design, the same plates, and even an ad leaf for Verne's works with prices in sterling), it was published a month earlier than Sampson Low's first British edition.~This is an unusually bright, clean copy -- fine other than a little foxing only on the edges of the leaves. Taves & Michaluk V020; Myers 55.

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        The Black Robe

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. vii, 311pp. 32pp. catalogue dated November 1881. This is the first one-volume edition published in the same year as the original three volume edition. Name/date [Jany. 6th 1882] in pencil on endpaper. Decorated green cloth gilt slightly rubbed, mark on rear board.. New Edition [First one-volume edition]. Hardback. Very Good.

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        Dorci, ou la Bizarrerie du sort

      Paris,, 1881. Conte inédit. ... publié ... avec une notice sur l'auteur [by Anatole France]. Square octavo. Publisher's blue cloth-backed marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, edges uncut. Spine sunned and gilt faded, a little occasional browning in gutter, a very good copy. First Edition, number 42 of 250 copies printed on papier de Hollande (6 were on Japon; 12 on papier de Chine).

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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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        "Wrinkles" in Practical Navigation

      London [Etc. ] G. Philip & Son, 1881. The True 1st Edition. Description: xxviii, 366, [2] p. Incl. Illus. , tables. Front. (port. ) maps (2 fold. ) diagrs. (partly col. , 2 fold. ) 25 cm. Subjects: Navigation - theory and practice. Good copy in the original gilt-blocked navy buckram. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request.

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        ANNALS OF SCIENCE. 13 ISSUES

      1881. Paperback. SMITH, Hamilton. ANNALS OF SCIENCE, BEING A RECORD OF THE INVENTIONS, AND IMPROVEMENTS IN APPLIED SCIENCE. Conducted by Hamilton L. Smith, A. M. Cleveland: Printed by Harris, Fairbanks & Co., 1852(-1853). Thirteen issues containing early articles and notices about photography. Most issues are 16 pp., except for Vol 2, No. 5, which is 32pp. Octavo, printed self-wrappers, edges untrimmed. Pencil ownership of George B. Emerson (1797-1881), educational leader and amateur naturalist, on six issues. Except for two issues (Vol. 1, No. 1 & Vol 2, No. 5) whose wrappers are heavily dust-soiled, most wrappers are lightly dust-soiled, with occasional creasing and/or nicks to some edges, and scattered light foxing within, though mostly clean. The articles: "New Process on Glass," by J. Pucher. P. 14. Vol. 1, No. 1. October 15, 1852. "New Photographic Paper," by M. Gustavus LeGray. P. 32. Vol. 1, No. 3. November 15, 1852. "Direct Positive Proofs Upon Glass," by M. Adolphe Martin. P. 59. Vol. 1, No. 5. December 15, 1852. "Photographic Landscapes on Paper," by John John Stewart. P. 89-90. Vol. 1, No. 8. February 1, 1853. "Heliography." P. 118-119. Vol. 1, No. 10. March 1, 1853. "Paper Photography." P. 119- 120. Vol. 1, No. 10. March 1, 1853. "Iodizing Paper," by Weld Taylor. P. 132. Vol. 1, No. 11. April 1, 1853. "Iodizing Paper," by Thos. L. Mansell. P. 166. Vol. 1, No. 14. May 15, 1853. "Representation of Microscopic Objects," by Joseph Delves. P. 174. Vol. 1, No. 15. June 15, 1853. "New Process on Glass," by H. L. Smith. P. 174. Vol. 1, No. 15. June 15, 1853. "Engraving on Steel," Part 2 only, by H. F. Talbot. P. 203. Vol. 1, No. 17. July 15, 1853. "The Wax Paper process," by William Crookes. P. 228-229. Vol. 1, No. 19. September 1, 1853. "Positive Photographic Impressions," by A. Martin. P. 254. Vol. 1, No. 21. October 1, 1853. "Photography and the Microscope," by H.C.K. P. 265-266. Vol. 1, No. 22. "Photographic Process," by Mr. C. J. Muller. P. 120-121. Vol. 2, No. 5. May, 1854. "The Practice of Photography," Part 1 only, by Philip H. Delamotte. P. 124-127. Vol. 2, No. 5. May, 1854. "The Photographic Society." P. 140. Vol. 2, No. 5. May, 1854. Eleven complete articles and 2 incomplete. Rare.

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        Greely Arctic Expedition. Season of 1881-83

      1881. (Cabinet photo) Fine. Horizontal albumen cabinet photo on white mount (4 7 / 8" X7 7 / 8" image:4 1 / 8" X6 1 / 8"). Nice group portrait of members of the expedition - Standing from left to right: D. Schneider, D. Cross, D. Linn, S. Long, S. Frederick, D. Henry, S. Connell, D. Bender, D. Salor, S. Bierdersack, D. Gardner, D. Ellis and D. Ralston - Seated from left to right: S. Brainard, D. Keslingbury, S. Greeley (leader), D. Lockwood, D. Israil, D. Jewell, and D. Rice. Rare. Portrait of members of the U.S. International Polar Year Scientific Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Ellesmere Island, sponsored by the U.S. Signal Service and other government agencies. After two winters and the failure of relief expeditions in 1882 and 83 Greeley abandoned Fort Conger and moved to Cape Sabine as per his orders. Eighteen men would die that winter (including one by suicide and one execution - Pvt. Charles B. Henry) Seven survivors were rescued by Schley's relief expedition on the June 22, 1883, but Elison would perish before they reached St. John's on July 17..

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        ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA [Eastern Townships

      1881. [CANADA - ATLAS] ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA [Eastern Townships and Southwestern Quebec edition]: Containing authentic and complete maps of all the provinces, the North-West Territories and the Island of Newfoundland from the latest official surveys and plans, by permission of the general and provincial governments, together with a general descriptive history, &c. Also, maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, United States, Oceania, the world, etc., etc. Toronto: H. Belden, 1881. Folio atlas. 18 x 14 in. Pp. [4], liii, xx, [69] ff. maps & illustrations, [14] pp. 40 maps, of which 19 are single- and 21 are double-page and 34 are colored, plus [64] pp. of black and white lithographic portraits and views. This copy lacks the map of Africa and has a duplicate map of Oceania bound in its place. Original, dark brown, cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped title, nicely rebacked in medium brown calf, with like corner pieces. The title on the upper board was initially printed but has worn away. The title leaf and the final leaf have some old creasing, and each has a paper repair at the inside margin. Contents are clean and bright but for a faint, intermittent dampstain along the fore-edge margin (that does not touch text, maps, or illustrations). Besides a brief history of Canada, the atlas includes an historical sketch of the Eastern Townships and South Western Quebec and a biographical directory of subscribers from those regions. The combination of the maps interspersed with idyllic views and portraits of upstanding citizens gives this atlas a sense of place and time. Laid-in is a souvenir from a later time. Written on a piece of parchment is a congratulatory note to a Miss Pierce of St. Anne's Parish, Richmond, Quebec, on the attainment of her one hundredth birthday, dated 5 November 1932. It is signed by members of the congregation.

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        A History of our Own Times, from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1881., 1881. 4 volumes; large 8vo. Contemporary binding by J. Low in full green morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards with the emblem of the Law Society stamped in gilt to centre of uppers, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Prize label from the Law Society dated 1893 to paste down of vol.I. A fine and very attractive set.

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        Golfing: A handbook to the Royal and Ancient Game with list of clubs, rules, etc. Also golfing sketches and Poems

      W & R Chambers, Edinburgh, Scotland 1881 - First edition in original red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. With 5 two-tone plates including frontis portrait of Tom Morris, and b/w illustrations in the text. Includes 8 blank leaves at rear for reader's personal notes , or, "Memoranda of Matches Played, &c.". Matches, famous players, history, instruction, implements,poetry, descriptive list of courses, rules and technical glossary. Publishers' ads at rear. Spots of foxing to preliminaries, page edges and rear free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BOSSUET, précédées de son HISTOIRE par le CARDINAL BAUSSET.

      Berche & Tralin,, Paris, 1881 - Nouvelle édition contenant tous les ouvrages déjà publiés, enrichie de notes critiques et augmentée de plusieurs écrits inédits retrouvés à la Bibliothéque Nationale de Paris, à la Bibliothéque Royale de Bruxelles, et autres par M. l'abbé Guillaume, professeur au Grand Séminaire de Verdun. 10 vol., environ 4500 pp. par volume. in-folio, Reliure demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, monogramme: J. B., en bas de volume.

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        Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes

      1881. first edition. First Edition of Kate Greenaway’s “Mother Goose”in the Extremely Rare Dust Jacket[GREENAWAY, Kate, illustrator]. Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. London: George Routledge and Sons, [n.d., 1881].First edition, second issue (Lattice Edition). Small octavo. 48 pp. With full-page color illustrations in the text. The second issue has “Contents of this Book” on verso of front endpaper; seal of Edmund Evans on recto of rear endpaper; “bush” in last line of p. 18; page number right side up on p. 38; “boys” in last line of p. 47; and no defective letters in the last line of p. 6 and the first line of p. 27.Original white cloth with pink cloth spine. Covers with “Mother Goose” printed in brown (“G” upside down) surrounded by olive green latticework design. Edges stained pink. Olive green endpapers. Some light foxing to the preliminary leaves. An excellent copy. In the very scarce original salmon-colored dust printed in red. Jacket with some very minor closed tears with no loss.Schuster & Engen 140 (1b). Thomson 138c.

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        The Works of... Edited by Howard Staunton. With Illustrations by Sir John Gilbert

      London: George Routledge 1881. . “Édition de Luxe”, no. 98 of 1,000 large paper sets, fifteen volumes, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus a plate at the beginning of each play and further illustrations in the text, armorial bookplates, with perhaps half the leaves still unopened, some browning and foxing to the endpapers and first and last leaves. Original grey cloth, paper spines labels slightly browned and soiled, one with some loss, volumes I and II with small abrasions to the spines otherwise a very good sound set.

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        Carte de L'Indo-Chine Orientale

      Farblithographie. Karte von F. Dufour bei Lemercier nach Jules Léon Dutreuil de Rhins 1881. 95.5x63 cm. Maßstab ca. 1 : 1.875.000. - Tooley 2 Bd. I, 404f. - Großformatige, detaillierte Karte des östlichen Indochina mit Thailand, Kambodscha, Laos und Vietnam, mit Teilen des südlichen China und dem Westen der Insel Hainan. Begrenzt durch den Golf von Tonking, Kap Kamau, Bangkok, Yuen Kiang und Nanning. Unten links Tabelle mit Übersetzung einiger geographischer Begriffe vom Französischen in die Sprache der Annamiten, Kambodschas, Siams und Laos, einiger "wilder Stämme", Birmas und Mandarin (chinesisch). Der Franzose Jules Léon Dutreuil de Rhins (1846 - 1894) war Seemann und Geograph und bereiste als Entdecker Mexiko, den Kongo, Indochina und Zentralasien, 1894 wurde er in Tibet ermordet.Die Karte erschien während der Amtszeit des Vizeadmirals Jean Bernard Jaureguiberry (1815 - 1887) im Dépot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. Sie hat unten ein aufgeklebtes Firmenschildchen der Buchhandlung Challamel Ainé, Librairie Maritime et Coloniale, Paris und trägt im Titel den Stempel: S. Schropp'sche Hoflandkartenhandlung J. H. Neumann Berlin. Exemplar aus der Großherzoglich Oldenburgischen Privatbibliothek mit dem Besitzstempel »P«, bekrönt (Erzherzog Nikolaus Friedrich Peter).9 kurze Einrisse im weißen Papierrand restauriert, oben links Eckabriss mit Verlust von 3 cm der äußeren Einfassungslinie ergänzt.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eh. Notiz mit U.

      Paris, 17. I. 1881 bzw. o. O. u. D. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt (Brief) bzw. 1 S. qu.-12mo (Notiz). An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit dem Ausdruck seines Bedauerns, sich für ihn nicht verwenden zu können, da er weder der Regierung noch einer Verwaltungsbehörde angehöre. Er schlägt ihm vor, sich an eine Vereinigung in der Rue Boursault zu wenden, die amnestierte Personen unterstützt, und leiht ihm zudem Geld: "Je serais heureux de pouvoir vous procurer un emploi ; mais il n’en est pas malheureusement dont il soit en mon pouvoir de disposer, étant en dehors du gouvernement et n’appartenant à aucune administration particulière. Vous êtes vous adressé au comité de la rue Boursault, spécialement chargé de venir en aide aux amnistiés, soit en leur donnant des secours d’argent soit en leur cherchant du travail? Il va sans dire que je prends note de votre demande, et que si je découvre quelque chose qui puisse vous être offert comme emploi, je m’empresserai de vous en informer. Vous trouverez ci-inclus un mandat sur la poste pour une petite somme que je vous prie d’accepter comme marque de ma bonne volonté. Ce n’est guère; mais les demandes qui me sont de toutes parts adressées sont tellement disproportionnées à mes ressources! [ ]". - Mehrere kl. Einrisse in den Faltungen alt hinterlegt; etwas angestaubt und gebräunt.

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        L'Etoile des fées. Traduction de l'anglais par M. Stéphane Mallarmé. Illustrations de M. John Laurent

      Paris: G. Charpentier, 1881. Livre. Illus. by John Laurent. Très bon. Cartonnage Éditeur. Ed. originale. Paris, G. Charpentier, 1881. 28,5 x 21 cm (R), in-4, 90 pp. - 2 ff. n. ch. (annonce et imprimeur) - 11 planches hors texte en noir sous serpentes légendées dont l'une en frontispice, cartonnage de l'éditeur, premier plat orné d'une large composition à froid et dorée, dernier plat reprenant la même composition, cette fois-ci entièrement en noir, dos orné portant le titre en long, tranches dorées. Edition originale de la traduction due à Stéphane Mallarmé de ce conte naïf, étrange et fantastique qui parut simultanément en anglais sous le titre "The Star of the Fairies". Les compositions oniriques de John Laurent (faisant parfois penser à du Max Ernst par anticipation) rajoutent à l'inquiétante étrangeté de l'ensemble. Rare dans le traduction de Mallarmé et en cartonnage. Quelques rousseurs sur papier blanc, une petite déchirure restaurée en marge d'un feuillet, mais un bel exemplaire dont le cartonnage est en parfait état..

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        AT HOME IN FIJI.

      - In two volumes. With map and illustrations. Pp. x+294(last blank)+24(publisher's catalogue)+viii+324+[4](advertisements), frontispiece with tissue guard Volume I, plus 6 plates, folding map, floral patterned endpapers, appendix; pictorial yellow/brown cloth, soiled and lightly worn, the spines chipped and split at extremities; hinges cracked both volumes, bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown and name in ink on verso of upper free endpaper Volume I, short split to inner map fold, a couple of small edge chips or splits, a little light foxing and soiling; Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1881. First edition. *Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming (1837-1924) was a relative of Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon, and travelled with him and Lady Gordon when he was appointed Governor of Fiji in 1875. She was an accomplished artist, and wrote several books and articles about her extensive travels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Round the Yule Log: Norwegian Folk and Fairy Tales

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington; London, 1881. Very good+++ condition. Full calf prize binding. With gilt school emblem to front board and gilt titles and decoration to spine with raised bands. GIlt ruling and marbled edges. Moderate wear to extremities. Spine joint cracked and a small chip to the top of the spine cover, edges scuffed, leather peeling in places. Marbled endpapers. Binding is tight. Pen prize inscription to endpaper, awarded for examination work and dated 1884. Scattered foxing to outer pages and a few spots throughout and slight discolouration. Overall a superb copy and an extremely rare and valuable edition.. First translated edition. First Impression. Very rare. . Hard. 8vo; 316pp. Very good+++ condition. Illus. by Beautiful engravings throughout by illustrators including F. Hendriksen, H.P. Hansen, and Otto Sinding..

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        Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1881. Pink cloth spine, cream cloth boards with lattice design on front and rear panels. Presentation copy Signed and dated 1888 by Kate Greenaway. 42 colour illustrations and rhymes.Clean copy with slight soiling to covers.. Signed by Author. 1st Lattice Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Illus. by Kate Greenaway. Octavo.

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        A.L.S.,oblong 8vo on printed address stationery, Adelphi Terrace, July 8, 1909

      Shaw writes to Erica Cotterill (1881-1950), who bombarded Shaw with letters over several years hoping to become a playwright. Shaw criticizes her handwriting and firmly tells Cotteril what to do. "Dear Emerica, You must get a typewriter if you wish me to read your letters. And you must not tell me lies if you wish to catch me more than once. You sent me a card to say that the last letter but one was important & not the usual thing. I took the trouble (you forgot the strain on an elderly man's eyesight of that terrible tiny pencilling of yours) to decipher a couple of sentences taken at random. They were the usual thing. So I tore it up as I have just torn up this one, unread. In future, ten lines of typewriting please, widely spaced, and no more. Yours to that extent, G. B. S."

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        A Great Number of Mysterious Murders Revealed: The Life of Anson

      1881. [Trial]. [Bunker, Anson (1818-c.1873)]. A Great Number of Mysterious Murders Revealed: The Life of Anson Bunker, "The Bloody Hand," The Perpetrator of No Less Than Fifteen Cold-Blooded Murders, Amongst Which Were the Great Nathan Murder of New York City, And Those of His Three Wives, and Several Others in Various Parts of the Country. His Horrible Confessions and Terrible Doom. Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., Publishers, [copyright 1881]. [ii], [19]-95 pp. Nine pages of woodcut plates. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Light soiling, some edgewear and a few tiny stains, final few leaves partially detached but secure. Light toning, internally clean. * Later issue. First published in 1875, this is a notably lurid biography. The most prominent victim was Nathan, a leading member of New York's Jewish, financial and philanthropic communities. This murder was front-page news in New York, and it was never solved. Bunker was not a suspect, but he is presented as a likely murderer in this account. People Anson actually murdered include his three wives and other victims in Canada, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, New Orleans and elsewhere. Bunker's adventures in the Confederate Army are also described. The plates are notably lurid. One depicts a botched bank robbery in Kentucky in which Bunker and his associate disguised themselves as African-Americans. Another shows a pre-teen Bunker and four other boys murdering a man in New York City's notorious "Five Points." No copies of this imprint on OCLC. Not in McDade.

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        Rolls and Historical Sketch of the Tenth Regiment, So. Ca. Volunteers, in the Army of the Confederate States

      Charleston: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Printers, 1881. inscribed by Walker on the front cover; 138 pp., with the color battle flag frontispiece; original paper wrappers, old book plate to the verso of the frontis., frontis. darkened, covers chipped with later tape rebacking. Photos available upon request.

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        The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. With A Signed Portrait Cabinet Card of Jefferson Davis

      New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1881. Bound in the rare, original Publisher's Sheepskin. Gilt-ruled spine compartments. Gilt-titled black morocco label. Marble Edges and Endsheets. Thick 8vo. 7.0" x 9.0". The First Edition. Illustrated throughout with 20 full paged steel plate engravings and 18 maps (many folding). Accompanying this set is a laid-in Cabinet Card of Jefferson Davis, produced in New Orleans by William C. Washburn in 1888. Quarter-length, right facing portrait of Davis at age 81, one year before his death. Signed by Jefferson Davis in ink to bottom of portrait. Imperial Carte-de-visite. 107mm x 153mm. Albumen print mounted upon heavy card stock. & Jefferson Davis. 1808–89.American statesman, President of the Southern Confederacy, born in Fairview, Ky.but moved to Mississippi when he was a boy. He was given a classical education at Transylvania Univ. and was appointed to West Point, where he was graduated in 1828. He spent the next seven years in various army posts in the Old Northwest and took part (1832) in the Black Hawk War. In 1835 he married the daughter of Zachary Taylor, but she died three months later. Davis spent the next 10 years in the comparative quiet of a Mississippi planter's life. In 1845 he married Varina Howell. & & Elected (1845) to the House of Representatives, he resigned in June, 1846, to command a Mississippi regiment in the Mexican War. Under Zachary Taylor he distinguished himself both at the siege of Monterrey and at Buena Vista. Davis was appointed (1847) U.S. Senator from Mississippi to fill an unexpired term but resigned in 1851 to run for governor of Mississippi against his senatorial colleague, Henry S. Foote, who was a Union Whig. Davis was a strong champion of Southern rights and argued for the expansion of slave territory and economic development of the South to counterbalance the power of the North. He lost the election by less than a thousand votes and retired to his plantation until appointed (1853) Secretary of War by Franklin Pierce. Throughout the administration he used his power to oppose the views of his Northern Democratic colleague, Secretary of State William L. Marcy. Davis favored the acquisition of Cuba and opposed concessions to Spain in the Black Warrior and Ostend Manifesto difficulties, and he also promoted a southern route for a transcontinental railroad, therefore favoring the Gadsden Purchase. Reentering the Senate in 1857, Davis became the leader of the Southern block. & & Davis took little part in the secession movement until Mississippi seceded (Jan., 1861), whereupon he withdrew from the Senate. He was immediately appointed major general of the Mississippi militia, and shortly afterward he was chosen president of the Confederate provisional government established by the convention at Montgomery, Ala., and inaugurated in Feb., 1861. Elected regular President of the Confederate States, he was inaugurated at Richmond, Va., in Feb., 1862. Davis realized that the Confederate war effort needed a strong, centralized rule. This conflicted with the states' rights policy for which the Southern states had seceded, and, as he assumed more and more power, many of the Southern leaders combined into an anti-Davis party. & & Originally hopeful of a military rather than a civil command in the Confederacy, he closely managed the army and was involved in many disagreements with the Confederate generals; arguments over his policies raged long after the Confederacy was dead. Lee surrendered without Davis's approval. After the last Confederate cabinet meeting was held (April, 1865) at Charlotte, N.C., Davis was captured at Irwinville, Ga. He was confined in Fortress Monroe for two years and was released (May, 1867) on bail. The federal government proceeded no further in its prosecution of Davis. After his release he wrote an apologia, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881). He was buried at New Orleans, but his body was moved (1893) to Richmond, Va. & & Photograph with usual toning and moderately faded. Signature faded but quite legible. Post-war photographs of the former Confederate States of America President are exceptionally rare and much desired . Library of Congress Ref: lc-usz62-121704 8734 $.00& & Spine of Volume 1 variously mottled. Volumes 1 and 2 have been professionally rebacked with original spine strips well laid-on. Covers lightly rubbed. Mild sporadic foxing throughout. A Very Good copy. Photograph with usual toning and moderately faded. Signature faded but quite legible. Post-war photographs of the former Confederate States of America President are exceptionally rare and much desired . Library of Congress Ref: lc-usz62-121704

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        Poems

      London: David Bogue,, 1881. Octavo. Original white japon, titles to spine gilt, foliate design gilt-blocked to spine and sides, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary bookplates and ownership inscription. Spine a little rolled, mild soiling to covers and tanning to endpapers, but an exceptional copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression. One of only 250 copies used for the first issue.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gengangere. Et Familjedrama i tre Akter.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        ENSAYO DE UN TRATADO DE ESGRIMA DE FLORETE

      Ensayo de un tratado de esgrima de florete.- Toledo, Imprenta y Librería de Fando e Hijo, 1881; en 8º mayor holandesa nueva, conserva cubierta superior restaurada, 135 pp. 1h. 7 láminas plegadas. Palau 76509.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ SL]
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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE And PRICE LIST Of PRESSES, DIES, &c. Manufactured by E. W. Bliss, Successor to Bliss & Williams, Plymouth, Pearl & John Sts, Brooklyn, N. Y

      Brooklyn:. 1881.. Royal 8vo. 10-5/8" x 6-5/8". 1st edition thus, and 5th edition overall. Not in Romaine. 135, [1 (blank)] pp.. Period pebbled brown cloth with title lettering gilt stamped to front board.. Spine sunned. Modest binding wear. A VG+ copy.. Frontis of the Bliss & Williams plant. Most presses illustrated with a cut, many full-page in size & some folding.

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