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      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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Orangeberry Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Golf]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
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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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      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.

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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'

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      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.

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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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        Notes by F. G. Stephens on a Collection of Drawings and Woodcuts by Thomas Bewick. Exhibited at the Fine Art Society's Rooms, 1880. Also a Complete List of all the Works Illustrated by Thomas and John Bewick, with their various Editions. With Thirty-two Illustrations from the Original Wood Blocks

      London: The Fine Art Society, 1881. Quarto. 60pp., + 22ff. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. This copy belonged to the noted American papermaker, printer, and designer Dard Hunter, and bears his inscription, dated 1912. Contains woodcuts from several of Bewick's greatest works, including Select Fables, British Field Sports, and History of British Birds, printed from the original blocks. Also contains illustrations printed from blocks that were held in a private collection. Apparently this is the first-ever catalogue raisonné of the great nature artist, and it contains notes on his lesser-known watercolor works. Some faint foxing and light wear to extremities, endpapers cracked at hinges, spine ends show some chipping. A nearly fine copy in publisher's cloth, which is designed to simulate a late eighteenth-century calf binding.

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        The senior partner

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

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        Novels and Tales. With Portrait and Sketch of his Life. The works include: Vivian Grey, Coningsby, Endymion, Lothair, Henrietta Temple, etc

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1881., 1881. The Hughenden Edition. 11 volumes; 8vo. (20 x 35 cm). Beautiful in contemporary half brown calf with raised bands, twin, brown and black, title labels and gilt tooling to spines; marbled boards, end papers and edges. Light rubbing to extremities. A fine and decorative set.

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      1881. Fine. [Ehon] Kono Bairei, artist. BAIREI HYAKUCHO GAFU [BAIREI'S SKETCHBOOK OF 100 BIRDS] 3 vols. Tokyo: Okura Magobei, Meiji 14 [1881]. Beige printed covers with red paper labels. 24.8 x 16.5 cm. Vol. 1: 29 single-page and 7 double-page color illustrations of birds; Vol. 2: 22 single-page and 11 double-page illustrations; Vol. 3: 19 single-page and 12 double-page illustrations, for a total of 70 single-page and 30 double-page prints. Complete as issued. This copy of Bairei's classic is in near-fine condition, with good impressions and colors. Sealed throughout. (Mitchell, p. 216; Brown, p. 199; Ryerson, p. 426).

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Meets all BAL 7100 first state points. 232 pages. 8 pp. advertisements. Frontispiece and 7 plates inserted; other illustrations in text. Last line of p. 9 shows the word 'presumptive'. Advertisements begin with 'New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine. . . .' No mention of the title in the advertisements. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. Slightly uneven text block. Two tiny owners' bookplates inside the front cover. Minor cover wear, mostly at corners and spine ends. Bright gilt lettering and decoration.. First Edition, 1st State. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Church, Frederick S. and James H. Moser. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Jacques Balmat, or the First Ascent of Mont Blanc - A True Story

      London: Kerby and Endean, 1881. [2], 38pp, [2], original cloth, title in gilt to upper cover, primrose endpapers. Very minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, very small scuff to upper cover. Internally the title is slightly browned, otherwise bright and clean. An attractive copy. Neate 593; Alpine Club Library Catalogue page 234. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). 12mo.

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        Campaigns of the Civil War and the Navy in the Civil War

      New York; 1881 -1890: Charles Scribner's Sons A complete set in 16 volumes including the Statistical Record, illustrated with maps some folding). All first editions (including A.T. Mahan's book) except vols 3 & 4 of the Campaigns and supplement volume. vol. 6 lacks front free endpaper. A very good set showing wear to corners and spine ends with some chipping, a handful with early owner's names, paper shelf sticker to one volume. While individual volumes can be easily found it has become increasingly difficult to locate a full complete set.. Small Octavo.

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        Old Yorkshire - 8 Volumes Complete

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1881. - 1881 to 1890 - 8 volumes original extra gilt red cloth over bevelled boards - teg - tissue guarded steel frontispieces, with vignette title pages - each volume separately paginated & extensively indexed - 288 / 313 / 297 / 313 / 334 pages + ads & - 291 / 290 / 289 pages + ads - illustrated with hundreds of engraved plates and as many in-text woodcuts, 37 fine steel plates - ( including 7 coloured cold plates - Coats of Arms, and archetectural views ) - lithographs - many photogravures, 1 platinotype, and some actual tipped-in Woodburytypes - each volume contains variously Yorkshire characters, worthies, events and antiquities of history, Military battles, numismatics, peculiar Yorkshire etymology and customs, the BRONTES, Salmon Rivers, Agricultural Commons, Deer parks, domestic and public archetecture, Churches, flora & fauna, Druidical Legends, ornimental Hermits & Monks, Gallows, and all manor of curiosia, city & town maps, folding plans, etc. - all articules written by better known Yorkshire authors - 8 volumes, a couple of hinges tender but strong, bit of fading to spines, minor fraying repaired - a very nice complete set and uncommon thus - [ only about a thousand copies of each volume printed ] - postage at cost or less - complete sets are seldom offered, especially so in this nice condition - the later volumes in the set are scarcer - see multible scans for condition - unlike the new editions [ 30 to 50 dollars per volume ] these have no missing or blurred maps, illustrations or pages.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall.

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        UNCLE REMUS His Songs and His Sayings, the Folk-lore of the Old Plantation

      New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881 First State according to BAL with "presumptive" on last line of p. 9; 231pp., (8)pp. catalog at rear without this title listed. Illustrated by Frederick Church and James Moser. Bound in publisher's green pictorial gilt cloth; very minor wear at extremities; butterfly pattern endpapers; early owner's name and name plate to front free endpaper; internally very clean and bright. In all, a remarkably clean, tight copy showing only minor wear; near fine.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        ILIAD of HOMER and THE ODYSSEY, Translated into English Blank Verse by William Cullen Bryant

      Boston: Hougton, Mifflin and Co., 1881, 1887. 4 volumes. Royal 8vo, publisher's original dark green cloth, gilt lettered and ruled on the spines and upper covers, blind stamped on the lower covers. xviii, 397; vi, 426; xi, 324; v, 311 pp. An especially handsome set, the textblocks clean and fresh, hinges strong, bindings sturdy and unfaded, all very bright, very little evidence of age or use and a superior copy. AN IMPORTANT TRANSLATION OF HOMER AND A BEAUTIFUL SET IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Bryant, was a leading man of letters in the 19th century. He was renown as both a poet of nature (Thanantopsis, To a Waterfowl ) and as the editor of The Evening Post for over 25 years. He was a contemporary as well as friend and colleague of the most important writers and Transcendentalists of his day. His first encounter with Homer’s work was as a child , “I thought them the finest verses ever written”. Much later in life he took on the translation of these works, and his scholarship and verse remain honoured to this day.

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        The History of Don Quixote of la Mancha Translated from the Spanish by Motteux [Large Paper Limited to 50 Copies]

      London: J.C. Nimmo and Bain 1881, Large Paper Edition, Limited to 50 copies. () ci,344; viii, 457; xvi,418; vii,405pp. Very good. Large Octavo. Four Volumes. Bound in original publisher's green polished cloth. Paper labels to spines, rubbed. Boards of all volumes a bit stained. Corners bumped with wear to heads and tails of spines and edge wear to extremities of boards. Spines faded. Edges uncut. Internally bright and clean with only occasional markings and some age toning to endpapers. Includes 16 fine dry-point etchings, 4 per volume. An attractive, heavily-limited Large Paper edition of Don Quixote with original etchings by R. De Los Rios, edited with notes and a memoir by John G. Lockhart. Printed on fine, hand-laid paper. The dry point etchings, created for this book, are particularly fine..

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      Chappell. Good. c. 1881. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Three operas bound in one volume. Stamped signature in blue on title page of each of the 3 operas by Arthur S. Sullivan. Red cloth cover is heavily chipped on spine with wear and staining to the boards. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and in excellent condition. ; 388 pages .

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      Hartford: Park Publishing, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Small adhesive remnant on front cover. Moderate wear. Very Good to Near Fine. Original cloth; portrait frontispiece. Douglass's final autobiography. Introduction by George Ruffin. Boldly SIGNED by the author with his variant signature and the added sentiment "Very truly yours," dated 1882 on the front free endpaper. Books signed by this great African-American statesman are exceptionally scarce, and this is an especially fine example.

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      London: David Bogue, 1881 First edition. Signed and dated by Wilde in Philadelphia in January 1882 during Wilde's celebrated visit to the U.S., as a lecturer for Major Ponds, he spent some weeks in Philadelphia; where an American edition of his Poems was published in 1881. One of 250 copies. Original japan vellum by Matthew Bell, gilt blossom design within rectangular border to covers, gilt-decorations and lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Lightly rubbed, light toning to endpapers, and some minor occasional minor spots, else near fine. Some of Wilde's best known poems were first published in this collection, many of which had not been published in periodicals. Included are "Helas," "Ave Imperatrix," "Sonnet to Liberty," "Requiscat" and "The Grave of Shelley." Mason 304-5.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        The relative motion of the Earth and of the Luminiferous Ether

      New Haven, CT: J.D. & E.S. Dana (The American Journal of Science). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITON IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Michelson's first experiment to determine the existence of the ether. Includes details of his invention of the interferometer to measure the interference of light. "In 1881, Albert A. Michelson, a young American physicist studying in Germany, used his newly invented interferometer… to try to measure how fast the earth was moving through the ether. By splitting a beam of light and sending the two resulting rays bouncing back and forth both with and across the earth's line of motion, Michelson hoped to be able to detect the slight effect the 'ether wind' blowing across the moving earth ought to have on the speed of light. He found no measurable effect, however, either in 1881 or when he repeated the experiment more carefully with E. W. Morley in 1887. Michelson's results raised deep questions about the ether and our supposed motion through it that were not fully resolved until Albert Einstein formulated his theory of relativity in 1905" (Hunt, Pursuing Power and Light: Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein). Michelson was awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize in physics on the strength of his invention of the interferometer. Also includes a paper by Alexander Graham Bell, "Modification of Wheatstone's Microphone and its applicability to Radiophonic Researches." IN: The American Journal of Science, No, 128, Vol. XXII, August, 1881, pp. 120-129. New Haven, CT: J.D. & E.S. Dana, 1881. Octavo, original wrappers. A FINE COPY, extremely rare in original wrappers.

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        Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt

      J. S. Virtue & Co, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete 4 volume set. Large 4to. 33cm x 27cm. Volume I 240 pp. Volume II 238 pp. Volume III 240 pp. Volume IV 236 pp. Each volume has over 100 engravings, woodcut and steel. Clean, unmarked pages, gold gilt edges. Tight bindings. Cover and spine bound in brown cloth with intricate black and gold embossing. Hardcover. See our pictures of this set. Ships daily.

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        Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt

      London: J. S. Virtue & Co, 1881-1884. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete 4 volume set. Numerous engravings on steel and wood - 42 steel engraved plates, based on original drawings by Harry Fenn and J.D. Woodward and here skillfully engraved by C. Bertrand, E. Brandard and others, all printed on heavy paper, with plain paper guards. 576 wood-engravings many of which are full-page. Gilt edges and gilt and black embossing on chestnut bevelled boards. Tight bindings, new endpapers. [see photo]

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        Sir Richard Whittington Lord Mayor of London

      London - Marcus Ward & Co., 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Walter Besant and James Rice's account of the life of Sir Richard Whittington. With bookplate of Besant's nephew, Arthur Digby Besant, to front pastedown and inscription from the author to front free endpaper. Reads 'December 23rd 1881. From Uncle Walter. 'Ink inscription of 'No. 6' beneath signature suggests this may be the sixth of a limited run of first issues. Condition: In a pictorial cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with minor shelfwear only. Bottom corner of front board is cracked and a little fragile. Spine a little discoloured with slight loss to cloth. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the odd handling mark. Overall: GOOD..

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        Les Confessions

      Paris - Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound set of Rousseau's Les Confessions in a presentation slip-case. In French. Illustrated throughout with numerous tissue-guarded plates. Bound by Flammarion (ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards and presentation slip-case. Externally smart, though a little rubbed. Slipcasehas some rubbing and some wear to the joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a GOOD slipcase..

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      London: W. H. Harrison, 1881. First edition. With several diagrams and musical notations. Small 8vo, original red cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine and upper cover, ruled in blind on the lower cover, and housed in a 3/4 red morocco box. a.e.g. 168. A fine copy of this very scarce book with some minor darkening and light evidence of staining not affecting the gilt lettering. RARE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. Burton's account of his visit to Oberammergau to see the great "Passionsspiel." As he writes in the introductory note, "I went to the 'great religious drama in the beautiful Highlands of Bavaria' neither to scoff nor to pray, nor to swell the list of some thirty books and brochures which the mountain-play has already produced. My object was artistic and critical, with an Orientalistic and anthropological side; the wish to compare, haply to trace, some affinity between this survival of the Christian 'Mystery' and the living scenes of El-Islam at Meccah." Burton describes in detail all aspects of the Passion Play that he viewed in 1880 including details about the layout of the theatre, the cast of actors and chorus, the music (including 14 pages of Western musical notation), the preparations leading up to the enactment of the play, and a synopsis of the story through a list of acts and scenes. He found the play long (8 hours) and somewhat dull and concluded that it did not have any bearing at all on the pilgrimage at Meccah. “I found it impossible to draw any parallel between the Passions-Play and the three days’ pilgrimage at Meccah: the ideas are totally disconnected; there is not even a rope of sand to join them. The former is performed by a company of hereditary and professional players; the latter by a moving multitude of devotees. Oberammergau runs through the holy history of the Judaeo-Christian world. Meccah touches only upon the legend of Adam and Eve at Arafat, the tradition of Abraham and Ishmael at Muna and the Ka’abah, and finally absorbs itself in the life and career of Mohammed. The former is unreal, at best imitative realism. The latter is the living and breathing representation of what has changed but little for the last twelve centuries. In one point only city and village meet: both thrive upon the contributions of the pious.”

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