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        THE BEAUTIFUL WRETCH. THE FOUR MAC NICOLS. THE PUPIL OF AURELIUS. THREE STORIES

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1881.. Three volumes. Original blue cloth, ruled in black, spines lettered in gilt. Very slightly worn; front inner hinge of volume one just a little cracked along the endsheet fold, lower foretips a bit shelfworn, but a near fine, bright set, with the bookplate in each volume of Douglas C. Ewing. First edition. "Enormously popular in the seventies, eighties, and nineties, and ranked with the best novelists, Black was grouped by Kipling with Besant and Hardy in his ballad protesting against their defense of American publishers in 1895. One of the 'three great captains,' Black was called by Kipling 'Admiral of the North from Solway Firth to Skye'" - Wolff. SADLEIR 211. WOLFF 491.

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        Ballads and Sonnets

      London: Ellis and White, 1881. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY. Inscribed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti: "To Frederick Leyland from his friend D.G. Rossetti 1881." Rossetti died the following year. Leyland was Rossetti's most important late patron. Frederick Leyland (1832-1892) was a Liverpool shipping magnate and major art collector. He had a collection of paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites and from the Aesthetic Movement, as well as an important collection of Italian Renaissance paintings. His collection included Rossetti's The Blessed Damozel, Monna Rosa Proserpine, and Lady Lillith. Rossetti also painted the portraits of Leyland and his wife. Other well-known works commissioned by Leyland were The Beguiling of Merlin by Edward Burne-Jones, and Whistler's Peacock Room, which was installed in his London house (The Peacock Room may now be seen at the Freer Art Gallery). Bound in original green cloth with gilt flower and lattice design by Rossetti on covers and spine, and in very good plus condition. There is spotting to the preliminary leaves and at the end of the book, including on the inscription page, but this does not obscure the inscription. Closed half inch margin tear to pag 327. A very nice copy. 335 pages plus one page ad. PRERAPH/052213.

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        Yankee Doodle. An Old Friend in a New Dress

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.,, 1881. Pictured by Howard Pyle. Quarto, pp. 30. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, two raised bands, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original paper front cover bound in at the back. With 8 colour illustrations and many others monochrome illustrations throughout the text. Bookplate (with child's fingerprint as signature). Some partial tanning to leaves, otherwise a fine copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Yankee Doodle, An Old Friend in a New Dress

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1881. First printing. 4to. Cloth backed, paper covered boards with pictorial covers. Eight delightful full-page color plates, eight in light blue, numerous others, all by Pyle in distinctive early style reminiscent of Walter Crane toybooks. Among Pyle's earliest color illustrations, these portray the style that influenced the Brandywine illustrators. Expertly rebacked, original endpapers. Corners scuffed, hinges cracked, lacking rear free fly, very good.

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        Ulysses S. Grant SIGNED ALS Letter NEW YORK CITY 1881

      1881. Other Other. Very Good. Ulysses S. Grant Signed Autograph Letter (ALS). Dated June 30, 1881. Measures 5 x 8 inches. Very good condition. Grant writes to Miss Bessie S. Plimpton. In full: 'Your letter of the 23d inst. requesting my autograph is at hand. I take pleasure in complying with your request. Very Truly Yours, U.S. Grant.' Written from New York City.

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        Lawrence-Cesnola Collection. Cyprus Antiquities, excavated ...1876-1879

      London: W. Holmes and Son, 1881. Oblong small folio. (11 x 14 1/2 inches). Letterpress title mounted on verso of the front free endpaper (as issued), 50 letterpress text leaves mounted on the verso of plates. 60 albumen photographs (1 photograph of a map, 59 photographs of objects in the collection). Contemporary red pebble grained morocco, upper cover elaborately bordered in gilt and blind and titled in gilt in the central panel, spine with raised bands in six compartments, tooled in gilt on either side of each band, metal clasp and latch, silk moire endpapers. Scarce photographically illustrated catalogue of the Cesnola Collection, the most significant collection of Cypriot antiquities ever assembled. "The story of the Cesnola Collection is almost as colorful as that of its creator, Luigi Palma di Cesnola. After a military career in both Europe and the American Civil War, Cesnola was appointed American consul in Cyprus in 1865. During the next few years, he amassed an unrivalled collection of Cypriot antiquities through extensive excavations and by purchase. The whole enterprise was funded from his own resources. At the time, a number of antiquarians from various European countries were beginning to collect Cypriot antiquities, but they were soon outmatched by Cesnola, who came to dominate the scene in Cyprus. Cesnola saw his work as rivalling that of Heinrich Schliemann at Troy and intended his discoveries on Cyprus to provide important evidence for the so-called missing link between the biblical and classical worlds. The final destination of the Cesnola Collection was for a long time uncertain. In 1870, negotiations were held first with Napoleon III of France, who wished to acquire the entire collection for the Musée du Louvre in Paris, then with Russian officials for their possible transfer to the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. But soon afterward, Cesnola shipped the collection to London, where its exhibition aroused considerable public interest. It was at this point that the newly founded Metropolitan Museum of Art intervened and acquired the bulk of the collection for New York. The purchase was funded by public subscription with several leading business tycoons making substantial contributions. Cesnola accompanied his collection back to New York and devoted himself to supervising the work on its installation and publication. In 1877, he accepted a place on the Museum's board of trustees and served as its first director from 1879 until his death in 1904. The Cesnola Collection remains a wonderful storehouse of ancient art and artifact, and it is by far the most important and comprehensive collection of Cypriot material in the Western Hemisphere. The objects illustrate the unique character of Cypriot art and highlight the exotic blend of Greek, Near Eastern, and Egyptian influences in Cyprus throughout antiquity" (Metropolitan Museum website). This early photographically illustrated catalogue of the collection is quite scarce, with OCLC locating but 12 copies.

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        The Stonyhurst Magazine.

      Stonyhurst College., Stonyhurst. 1881 - 33 voll., in 8°, m. perg. , ogni fascicolo è di ca. 20 pp. Lettere in o. ai d. La rivista contiene notizie storiche, sportive, politiche, letterarie. , supportate da piccole ma numerose ill. nel t. Il 20° vol. presenta una menda al d. Disponiamo: I voll. dal 1° al 6° contengono dal n. 1 (maggio 1881) al n. 112 (ottobre 1900); I voll. dal 7° al 14° contengono dal n. 130 (ottobre 1903) al n. 234 (luglio 1921); I voll. dal 15° al 21° contengono dal n. 247 (ottobre 1923) al n. 324 (luglio 1936); I voll. dal 22° al 33° contengono dal n. 335 (ottobre 1938) al n. 438 (giugno? 1968).

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        Architectural Association Sketch Book. New Series. 8 Volumes (1-9, missing Vol. 8)

      1111. Very good. Bound in dark green half morocco and buckram. Leather scuffed, spines somewhat sunned. Gilt ruling, tooling and lettering and five raised bands to spines. Light foxing throughout, prevalence to frontal and rear quires. . `New Series`. Published 1881-1889. . Hard. Elephant Folio. 17 1/2". . Very good.

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
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        HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Volumes I and II

      New York: Fowler & Wells, 1881 & 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Two volumes, eventually complete in six volumes, in publisher's full sheep leather, recently rebacked with new leather spines and with contrasting gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. First printings of the first two volumes of this important history compiled by notable participants and later expanded. Illustrated with steel engravings. Each volume has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Anthony to Miss Adelaide Mann and dated, "August 1882," on the half-title page of the first volume and the first blank of the second volume.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Broadside Circular. International Workmen's Association. North American Section - Pacific Coast Division - Organizer's Circular

      [San Francisco]: International Workmen's Association, N.d [ca 1881]. First edition. Broadside circular, printed recto only; 46 x 22 cm (ca. 18-1/8" x 8-3/4"). Faint old fold lines, else fresh and Near Fine. Very scarce organizing circular for this enigmatic Marxist-Anarchist society, organized ca. 1881 by San Francisco attorney, newspaper publisher, and labor agitator Burnette G. Haskell. Text unsigned, but almost certainly by Haskell. Includes the group's Constitution (in nine articles); a general declaration of its principles and objectives, and a detailed exposition of its organizational structure. ADAMS, Radical Literature in America, p.56. OCLC finds two locations (Harvard & U. Illinois). & & Though founded roughly along the lines of the First International (and consciously appropriating the name of the International's outshoot, The International Workingmen's Association, founded in 1864), Haskell's IWA was an idiosyncratic and strictly localized West-Coast phenomenon which probably never numbered more than a few thousand members. Though putatively Marxist in outlook, Haskell';s IWA never fully repudiated the anarchist principles of Bakunin and in this sense must be seen as a fully distinct entity from its earlier namesake. In terms of organization the group was modeled on the European secret societies of the early 19th century, with members divided into cells of no more than nine members each, thus strictly limiting the number of fellow members that an individual, if questioned or "turned," could implicate. Perhaps the most compelling aspect of the current circular is its offer to members of a "scientific and comprehensive course of chemistry" - certainly a coded offer for training in explosives, which would become the favorite tool of subversives in the decades to follow. & & Haskell went on to found, in 1884, the Kaweah Co-Operative Commonwealth, a utopian community based on the writings of Laurence Gronlund. Members of the community included many whose original association with Haskell came through the IWA. Kaweah flourished until 1890, when its land was annexed, without compensation, to create Sequoia National Park. While of course no mention is made of Kaweah in the present document (published some three years prior to the community';s founding), the zeal for detailed organization and social planning which underlay the later experiment is clearly evident. & & An excellent discussion of the origins of Haskell';s IWA, tracing its origins to around 1881, is to be found in Stephen Schwarz';s Brotherhood of the Sea: A History of the Sailor';s Union of the Pacific (New Brunswick: AFL-CIO, 1986); p.8ff.

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        On a Raft and through the Desert - in Two Volumes; Illustrated by Thirty-Eight Etchings on Copper by the Author. with a Map

      Leadenhalle Presse, London, 1881. 1st Edition. The plates are all intact, fine and tissue protected. Similarly, the map of the author's route over two pages is particularly well preserved. Gilt titled mock vellum on boards, good. Dust dulled with age bumped extremities. Spine headband of volume 2 slightly stained. Gilt titling to both spine and upper front panels with an attractive red print armorial design to both front boards.

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        Florence: L'Histoire - Les Medicis - Les Humanistes - Les Lettres - Les Arts

      sp;- Paris - J. Rothschild, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating French history of the city of Florence, focusing particularly on the house of Medici, the humanists, letters and arts. Featuring a frontispiece and numerous plates throughout, some photographic, many retaining their original tissue-guards. With an illustrated title, as well as illustrated 'faux-titres'(included in the collated plate count). Many illustrations in the text throughout. With amorial bookplate of George Norton, and small shield to front pastedown. Charles Yriarte (December 5, 1832, Paris - 1898) was a French writer from a family originally from Spain. He studied architecture in the cole des Beaux-Arts and became in 1856 inspector of government buildings. Later, he joined the Spanish army as reporter for the Monde illustr on their campaign in Morocco. For this journal, he travelled in Spain and Italy and became its editor after his return in 1862. In 1871, he quit his post to devote his time to travels, whose impressions he used in his works. The House of Medici or Famiglia de' Medici was a political dynasty, banking family and later royal house that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de' Medici in the Republic of Florence during the late 14th century. The family originated in the Mugello region of the Tuscan countryside, gradually rising until they were able to found the Medici Bank. The bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century, seeing the Medici gain political power in Florence though officially they remained simply citizens rather than monarchs. The Medici produced four Popes of the Catholic Church, two regent queens of France and in 1531 the family became hereditary Dukes of Florence. In 1569, the duchy was elevated to a grand duchy after territorial expansion. They ruled the Grand Duchy of Tuscany from its inception until 1737, with the death of Gian Gastone de' Medici. The grand duchy witnessed degrees of economic growth under the earlier grand dukes, but by the time of Cosimo III de' Medici, Tuscany was fiscally bankrupt. Their wealth and influence initially derived from the textile trade guided by the guild of the Arte della Lana. Like other signore families they dominated their city's government. They were able to bring Florence under their family's power, allowing for an environment where art and humanism could flourish. They fostered and inspired the birth of the Italian Renaissance along with other families of Italy, such as the Visconti and Sforza of Milan, the Este of Ferrara, and the Gonzaga of Mantua. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart although slightly rubbed to extremities. The front joint is just starting. The hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, and plates are bright with some spotting due to the paper used. There is a small ink inscription tothefront blank stating 'left to me by Mr George Norton who died 17th 20th 1904'. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Territorio Veronese e Sua Diochese nei Suoi veri Confini...

      Kupferstich in 12 Segmenten auf Leinen augezogen, 68 x 46 cm Seltene detaillierte Karte des Bistums Verona mit dem Gardasee links. Oben Kartusche mit kleiner Ansicht ?Piazza di Verona?. Links Komass und Sonnensystem nach Kopernikus. Leicht gebräunt und fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. - Saggio di cartografia della regione veneta (Marinelli), 1881, n°1364. Rare detailed upper part of the map shows the Diocese of Verona with the Lake Garda on the left-hand side. Cartouche with coats of arms in the upper part and a small view of ?Piazza di Verona?. In the part of the lake a compass with an unusual construction of a solar system after Copernicus. Slightly age-toned and stained. In general in a good condition. - Saggio di cartografia della regione veneta (Marinelli), 1881, n°1364.

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        Rundsicht vom Alvier 2363 mt.

      Spettacolare veduta delle Alpi svizzere di oltre 4 metri, stampata a colori, vista dal Alvier a 360° sulle Alpi svizzere mm 193x4065

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        Amor, God und Jenseits

      1881Splendida inc. su rame impressa su carta di Cina, mm.330x265 alla battuta (foglio mm.450x630), tiratura definitiva con numero romano e del nome aggiunti al marg. inferiore bianco. Stato perfetto, impressione fresca e nitida. L'inc. fu pubblicata nel 1881 nel ciclo dal titolo "Intermezzi" che conteneva complessivamente 12 tavole realizzate da Max Klinger tra il 1879 e il 1880. Nell'arte grafica dell'incisore tedesco confluirono la lezione simbolista di Bocklin e il mondo fantastico di F. Rops. Visionaretà e mistero aleggiarono costantemente nelle sue opere grafiche che trattarono in chiave allegorica i temi del destino, della sofferenza e della morte.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        Trento e il suo circondario: descritti al viaggiatore.

      Zippel, Trento. 1881 - Si presenta con la bella brossura originale in cromolitografia. Si tratta della prima vera guida di Trento molto rara, soprattutto quando completa nella parte iconografica come nel presente esemplare. Formato: 170, [1] p., [15] c. di tav. (2 ripieg.), cart. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        LE CANAL DE TERNEUZEN. GAND ET SES INSTALLATIONS MARITIMES. NOTICE HISTORIQUE, TECHNIQUE & COMMERCIALE.

      Imprimerie et Lithographie C. Annoot-Braeckman., Gand 1881 - Encuadernación en media piel de época, impecable estado de conservación. Dos grabados de Emile Bourdelin, con vista de maquinaria ferroviaria y un vapor. >. Tamaño: 31 x 24 cm., 60 páginas + 10 grandes estados plegados con planos croquis y mapas. MARINA HISTORIA BELGICA

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        Poems

      David Bogue, London 1881 - Original Japan Vellum covers with ornate gilt square panels on both covers and spine consisting of intricate blossom motif (designed by Matthew Bell). Top edges gilt, others uncut. First issue with small blossom pattern and uncorrected error on page 136 ('may' instead of 'maid'). Vellum covers are rubbed, especially to spine. Book is inscribed and dated Sept. 1881 to a "Bercha H Davey" by and unknown person whose initials appear to be GBU or GBD. We have not been able to determine if this is someone noteworthy or not. Internally, the book is clean and title and annotated with various pencil comments and notations, as well as the insertion of various poems (printed) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Strachey and others. As well, a vellum printed (color) square panel has been attached to front free endpaper. Overall an interesting and well-annotated copy in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The History of Don Quixote of la Mancha Translated from the Spanish by Motteux [Large Paper Limited to 50 Copies]

      J.C. Nimmo and Bain, London - 1881, Large Paper Edition, Limited to 50 copies. () Very good. ci,344; viii, 457; xvi,418; vii,405pp. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Broadside or poster]: The Great Indian Novel! Ploughed Under. The Story of an Indian Chief. Told by Himself. With an Introduction about Indians by Inshta Theamba, "Bright Eyes," of the Poncas. 16mo, Cloth, - $1.00. Uniform with "A Fool's Errand."

      Fords, Howard & Hulbert, [New York 1881 - Approximately 11" x 15.75". Illustrated with the image of an Indian chief which was used on the front board of the book. Old folds, small chips and tears, still a pleasing, very good example. Broadside for an anonymous first person account attributed to Harsha, who was not an Indian chief as indicated but rather a Presbyterian pastor. The introduction is written by Inshta Theamba, or "Bright Eyes," an Omaha Indian whose English married name was Susette La Flesche Tibbles. Tibbles contributed much of the information used to create the story, and this is one of the earliest, or earliest novels to have a major contribution by a Native American woman. We've never seen another example of the poster. *Wright III* 2522 (for the book). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), to serve as an atlas to the "Handbook of British Fungi".

      London, Williams and Norgate, 1881-1891. 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (220 x 140 mm). With 1198 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering. A fine copy of this rare and most comprehensive atlas on British fungi. Cooke, an eminent mycologist, was the founder of the journal 'Grevillea' and was one of the great promotors of mycology in England. 'Cookes's most ambitious work, the "Illustrations of British Fungi", is a monumental work of labor and patient application. I am told that not only did he make the original drawings of the plants, but that the figures were actually transferred by Cooke to the stones from which they were printed'(C.G. Lloyd, Letter no. 57). The number published of the 'Illustrations of British Fungi' must have been very small as there were only 70 subscribers in Britain when volume 2 was issued. "The plates are numbered in the order in which they were published; they were assigned new numbers in the systematical indexes accompanying the volumes. The new numbers are given to provide a systematic arrangement" (Stafleu & Cowan). Nissen BBI, 395; Stafleu & Cowan 1207.

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

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

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        Les Mille & Une Nuits. Contes Arabes (10 Tomes - Complet). Réimprimés sur l'édition originale avec une préface de Jules Janin. Vingt et une eaux-fortes par Ad. Lalauze.

      Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1881 Tirage en grand papier, un des 107 exemplaire sur papier de hollande numéroté, 10 vol. in-8 reliés demi-maroquin à coins havane, dos à 5 nerfs dorés ornés, filet doré en mors et coins tête dorée, date en queue, reliure signé de Allô, coll. Petite Bibliothèque Artistique, Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1881, Tome I : 2 ff., XLI pp., 1 f. n. ch. (second faux-titre), 223 pp., avec 3 eaux-fortes ; Tome II : 2 ff., 254 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., avec 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome III : 22 ff., 225 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., avec 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome IV : 2 ff. et 256 pp., avec 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome V : 2 ff., 202 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. ; Tome VI : 2 ff., 209 pp. et 3 ff. n. ch., avec 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome VII : 2 ff., 226 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., avec 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome VIII : 2 ff. , 226 pp. et 3 ff. n. ch., avec 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome IX : 2 ff., 234 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., avec 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome X : 2 ff., 206 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., avec 2 eaux-fortes Magnifique exemplaire du tirage en grand papier, parfaitement établi par Allô dans une belle reliure en demi-maroquin à coins havane. Rare et très recherché. Vicaire, I, 594 Français

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881. 18th edition

      London John Wisden & Co 1881. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Slight foxing First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind 228pp + ads :: 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4") :: Original covers not bound in

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        Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Hall of the Boston Medical Library Association, on December III, MDCCCLXXVIII ... Report of the Librarian James R. Chadwick

      Printed at the Riverside Press Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press. 1881. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. 39,18pp. Chips to the corners of the first several leaves, and general wear, an about very good copy. Inscribed by Chadwick: "Dr. Weir Mitchell with regards of James R. Chadwick." With S. Weir Mitchell's ownership stamp on the front wrap and title page. Chadwick's report is paginated separately from the Holmes Address. Like Oliver Wendell Holmes, Silas Weir Mitchell was both a distinguished physician and a successful literary figure, and Blanck's Bibliography of American Literature lists both non-fiction and fiction titles by him. As a doctor he was known both for his work on gunshot wounds and for his work on nervous diseases, both studies made possible by the abundance of cases during the American Civil War. He was Charlotte Perkins Gilman's doctor and his prescription to her for the rest cure that he pioneered provided the idea for The Yellow Wallpaper. He also treated Edith Wharton for nervous affliction. Among Mitchell's notable fiction, he is remembered for historical novels such as Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker, and the children's tale The Wonderful Stories of Fuz-Buz the Fly. .

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        Le Lévrier et son sport.

      Avec une préface de Florian Pharaon et douze dessins de Émile Perboyre gravé a l`eau-forte par L. Carred. Paris, A. Lévt, Éditeur 1881. 12:o. XVI,373 pp. +12 plates. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt in comparments. Top edge gilt else uncut. Slightly foxed. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz with his book-plate and signature. 13 x 9 cm

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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.

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        My Boy and I or On The Road to Slumberland

      G W Harlan/Lovis C. Tiffany Co. G W Harlan/Lovis C. Tiffany Co.. 1881. First. Oblong, blind-stamped, limp leather. Pages and plates loose due to the loss of the silk ties but are present, title page and endpapers browned with some modest chipping to the edges, leather dry and worn with chipping to corners, thus good only. .

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        The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

      Hartford, Conn., American Publishing Company, 1881. . Illustrated throughout with black-and-white text illustrations. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in black and gilt. Inner hinges are cracked but not seperated. Wear to the extremities. Hard Cover. Book condition: Good condition

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        Lawrence-Cesnola Collection. Cyprus Antiquities, excavated ...1876-1879

      London: W. Holmes and Son, 1881. Oblong small folio. (11 x 14 1/2 inches). Letterpress title mounted on verso of the front free endpaper (as issued), 50 letterpress text leaves mounted on the verso of plates. 60 albumen photographs (1 photograph of a map, 59 photographs of objects in the collection). Contemporary red pebble grained morocco, upper cover elaborately bordered in gilt and blind and titled in gilt in the central panel, spine with raised bands in six compartments, tooled in gilt on either side of each band, metal clasp and latch, silk moire endpapers. Scarce photographically illustrated catalogue of the Cesnola Collection, the most significant collection of Cypriot antiquities ever assembled. "The story of the Cesnola Collection is almost as colorful as that of its creator, Luigi Palma di Cesnola. After a military career in both Europe and the American Civil War, Cesnola was appointed American consul in Cyprus in 1865. During the next few years, he amassed an unrivalled collection of Cypriot antiquities through extensive excavations and by purchase. The whole enterprise was funded from his own resources. At the time, a number of antiquarians from various European countries were beginning to collect Cypriot antiquities, but they were soon outmatched by Cesnola, who came to dominate the scene in Cyprus. Cesnola saw his work as rivalling that of Heinrich Schliemann at Troy and intended his discoveries on Cyprus to provide important evidence for the so-called missing link between the biblical and classical worlds. The final destination of the Cesnola Collection was for a long time uncertain. In 1870, negotiations were held first with Napoleon III of France, who wished to acquire the entire collection for the Musée du Louvre in Paris, then with Russian officials for their possible transfer to the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. But soon afterward, Cesnola shipped the collection to London, where its exhibition aroused considerable public interest. It was at this point that the newly founded Metropolitan Museum of Art intervened and acquired the bulk of the collection for New York. The purchase was funded by public subscription with several leading business tycoons making substantial contributions. Cesnola accompanied his collection back to New York and devoted himself to supervising the work on its installation and publication. In 1877, he accepted a place on the Museum's board of trustees and served as its first director from 1879 until his death in 1904. The Cesnola Collection remains a wonderful storehouse of ancient art and artifact, and it is by far the most important and comprehensive collection of Cypriot material in the Western Hemisphere. The objects illustrate the unique character of Cypriot art and highlight the exotic blend of Greek, Near Eastern, and Egyptian influences in Cyprus throughout antiquity" (Metropolitan Museum website). This early photographically illustrated catalogue of the collection is quite scarce, with OCLC locating but 12 copies.

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

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

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        Frozen sections of a child

      William Wood New York: William Wood, 1881. 4to. 66pp. 15 plates after H. P. Quincy. 277 x 192 mm. Original cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine, some rubbing, joints weak. Ownership signature of Arthur C. Jeely on front free endpaper, stamp of J. C. Munro on title, front free endpaper and some of the plates.First Edition. "A classical work of great importance in pediatrics, and the first American group of serial sections" (Choulant-Frank, p. 409).

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        Gengangere.

      Et Familjedrama i tre Akter. Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1881. 164 s. Indb. ubesk. med o.o. og guldsnit i smukt nyt priv. hlvldr. Bindet sign. Anker Kysters Eftf. Navn på foromslag, ellers pænt og rent ekspl. 1st edit. Copenhagen 1881. Uncut copy bound with topedge gilt and orig. wrappers in nice new halfleather (Anker Kysters Eftf). Name on frontwrapper, otherwise nice and clean copy

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        The Baronial Halls And Ancient Picturesque Edifices Of England. 2 Volumes.

      . Publisher's pictorial cloth lettered in gilt on the covers and spines, 148; 136 pp., illustrated with 72 colored lithotints and numerous wood engravings. Internally, both volumes are very good, volume 1 amateurishly rebacked in black cloth with the original spine retained, black cloth has been wrapped around the fore-corners of both covers and over the original cloth, minor shelf were at the extremities.

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        The White Sea Peninsula. A journey in Russian Lapland and Karelia. Map and illustrations.

      London, John Murray, 1881. 8vo. XVIII+347 s. 27 plansjer. 1 foldet kart (i egen lomme). Orig. helsjirtingbd. dekorert i gull på fordekkel (Lapp hunting on the snow).. *Rent og fint eks. Original gilt pictorial cloth (Lapp hunting on the snow) . 27 plates. 1 folding map in pocket at end

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        Coleccin de documentos para la historia de Costa Rica [Five Volumes].

      8vo. Uniform half black morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, one compartment with gilt titles, one with numeral, four with gilt decorations, pink endpapers. First editions. Palau 87920. Spain & Spanish America I, 247. Griffin 2521. Volumes IV and V were published in Paris in editions of 300 copies. Len Fernndez Bonilla (1840-1887), diplomat and historian, considered the father of historiography in Costa Rica, was murdered in 1887. The most important work for the study of colonial Costa Rica, it was later continued by his son and published in Spain and eventually contained 10 volumes. A very good set, boards and spines rubbed, small institutional stamp on free endpapers, contents clean.

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        Reminiscences of a Ranger.

      Yarnell Caystile & Mathes 8vo, original gilt pictorial green cloth, [6], [9]-457 pp. Front joint splitting, small bumps to edges (including corners) head of spine a bit frayed, light rubbing (affecting gilt stamped top cover), hinges cracking, slight lean, occasional foxing; otherwise about very good. A rather scarce title that gives a pretty vivid picture of the clearly lawlessness and law enforcement in southern California. Bell provides ample descriptions of some of the villains and outlaws of that time. Graff reports "Bell has written more minutely upon the 'steam side' of society than any other California author, and there is a fascination about his book. From the long lists given of murderous villains, thieving scoundrels, and other unholy characters." Graff 240. Cowan P. 44. Howes B325.

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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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        Die Mechanische Technologie der Bierbrauerei und Malzfabrikation.

      Bearbeitet von Franz Fasbender unter Mitwirkung erfahrener Fachleute und tüchtiger Ingenieure. I-III Band. I. Supplement. Wien. verlag der Allgemeinen Zeitschrift für Bierbrauerei und Malzfabrikation. J. M. Gebhardt`s Verlag. Leopold Gebhardt. Leipzig (1881-1890). 4:o. Richly illustrated in the text. 568 pp. + Plates I-VIII; 648 pp. + Plates IX-XIX; 852 pp. + Plates XX-XXXIII; 1190 pp. + Plates I-XVIII. Most plates in colour. All but one double pages. Publisher´s decorated cloth. Marbled edges. Volume III small piece missing at edge of lower cover and ink spot in margin pages 751- 830 and plates XXXIII-XXXIV. 29 x 22 cm

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        MATABELE LAND and the Victoria Falls. A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa. From the Letters and Journals of the Late Frank Oates, Edited by C.G.Oates

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1881. 8vo. xliii, 383 pages, plus 32 pages of advertisements, complete with engraved portrait frontispiece, title vignette, 6 tissue-guarded chromolithographs, 10 hand-coloured plates (2 of birds by Keulemans) and 4 fold-out colour maps. Original pictorial gilt cloth. One map repiared at folds, mild scattered foxing, some wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition. The appendices contain a chapter on South African ethnology by Dr. George Rolleston, and catalogues & descriptions of the collections formed by Oates, the ornithology section by R. Bowdler Sharpe, herpetology by Albert Gunther, entomology by J. O. Westwood and botany by D. Oliver. "Oxford educated, Oates traveled to South Africa with his brother to outfit an expedition to eplore the region of Victoria Falls. When his brother returned to England, the author proceeded with his journey, crossing Matabeleland and meeting Lobengula. He hunted near the Gwalia and Umgranya Rivers where elephant and kudu were bagged. Oates experienced several delays in his attempt to reach the Zambezi but managed to take in a bit of lion and buffalo hunting. His party also bagged blue wildebeest, quagga and bushbuck. Oates eventually reached Victoria Falls late in 1874. While returning he was stricken with fever and died shortly afterwards. C. G. Oates edtied his brothers notebooks and published them in 1881. Shortly after a fire at the publishers destroyed the unsold copies of the first edition, and it wasn't until 1889 that a second edition was published Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co." Czech 1999: 124. First Edition.

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS: Numbered Limited Edition De Luxe, c.1881, complete in Thirty Volumes.

      Published by Chapman & Hall, London, various dates between approx. 1881 and 1885.. Hard cover, 30 volumes, large quarto, in original pale green cloth with paper labels on spines. One of the very best and most sought-after editions of Dickens, beautifully illustrated by Cruikshank et al. with almost 800 mounted engravings printed on India paper. Four hand coloured plates in "A Christmas Carol". Facsimiles of original wrappers have been bound in. This is No. 297 in this Limited Edition of 1000 copies. Condition: generally VG- with near Fine contents although there is some foxing, mainly confined to the outer borders of the plates. The paper spine labels vary in condition from very good through incomplete to non-existent. Small bookplate on front pastedowns: Ex Libris J. Veldkamp. Total packed weight approx. 90Kg.

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        Vortraege aus dem Gesammtgebiete der Augenheilkunde für Studirende und Aerzte.

      4 Bde. (alles Erschienene). Insg. 94 Abb., 600 und 692 S. Hlwd.-Bde. d. Zt. (Bd. 4 farblich geringfügig abweichend). SGC II: X, 277; Fischer 1007; Albert/Norton 1531; Hirschberg VI, § 1242, S. 400. - Seltene Gesamtausgabe von Mauthners wichtigen Abhandlungen, die auch einzeln erschienen: Die sympathischen Augenleiden. - Die Functionsprüfung des Auges. - Gehirn und Auge. - Die Lehre vom Glaucom. - Die Lehre von den Augenmuskellähmungen. - Ludwig Mauthner (1840-1894), Schüler Jaegers, Prof. der Augenheilkunde in Innsbruck, veröffentlichte, als er von dort nach Wien rückkehrte, die o.g. Sonderschriften in dem vorliegenden Sammelband. Am Tage seiner Berufung zum Ordinarius und Vorstand der 1. Wiener Augenklinik am 19. 10. 94 verstarb er. - Titel gestemp. Schwach gebräunt, stellenw. leicht, Bd. 4 etwas stärker, braunfl.

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        DEN NORSKE FORSTFORENINGS AARBOG.

      1881-1892. 8vo. s. Innbundet i 3 private skinnryggbd. Noen understrekninger i teksten. Navn.. 12 årganger av denne uvanlige årboken. Norsk Skovleksikon ved M.A.E. Saxlund. er som vanlig ikke medbundet

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        COMPLETE POEMS AND PROSE 1855-1888. Authenticated and Personal Book (handled by WW). Portraits From Life ... Autograph.

      Philadelphia. (1881).. c900 pages. Demy 8vo.(10x7 inches) With three engraved portraits including the half title. Collates: iv. 374. 142., endpapers. Date is on the title page verso.This copy is ex-libris being from the esteemed private subscription Sandeman Library of Perthshire, Scotland and purchased directly from there. With their bookplate and discreet small stamp on the title page and on the verso of the two plates. A longhand inscription reads `Edition Six hundred Number five hundred fifty three'. This is not in Whitman's hand. The book may have been restored in the early 20th Century, on the other hand the buckram on it may be the original as published in Philadelphia. The front inner hinge is weakening and the buckram is split for two inches externally there, a label has been removed from the bottom of the spine exposing a shelf number, a label has been removed fom the bottom of the front board (see photographs), the verso of the whitman autographed page has a small library inscription, else a VG Demy 8vo. This volume requires a quality box with labelled spine made by a professional bookbinder, because it's worth it. No553 of an edition of 600 copies, this copy SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN. US$0

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        Norges fuglevildt og jagten paa samme.

      Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendal, 1881. 8vo. 488 + (4) s. Ekstra illustrert tittelbl. Orig. kartonert bd. med sjirtingrygg.. *Fint eks

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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS: ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES

      1881. Fine. [RAILROAD]. BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS: ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES. BURNHAM, PARRY, WILLIAMS & CO., PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1881. Second edition. 153 pp. + 18 original albumen photographs, mounted on stiff paper. 4to., darkest burgundy cloth over beveled boards, stamped in gilt and black. Moderate shelfwear, cloth and gilt bright, clean. Front hinge starting, label removed from front pastedown. Interior fine, photographs clear and well-preserved. B/w illustrations and plans.

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        Autograph letter signed to Horatio F. Browne containing an original poem

      Davos, Switzerland: spring, 1881. 2-page autograph letter signed, single sheet of lined paper folded once, text to rectos only. Tipped-in to a handsome red morocco binding by Riviere & Son, spine gilt between raised bands, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet, marbled endpapers, turn-ins richly gilt, all edges gilt. Housed in a red cloth folding case. Manuscript calligraphic title page in red and black. Collector's bookplate of W. T. H. Howe, president of the educational book publishers, the American Book Company. Residue from removal of later bookplate on pastedown. Letter very slightly toned; excellent condition. Autograph letter signed, incorporating an original poem in alcaics, "Brave lads in olden centuries". During 1880 Stevenson began suffering from a serious illness of the lungs. "Two winters were spent, on medical advice, at Davos, a dismal health resort in the Swiss Alps, where the only high spot was friendship with John Addington Symonds" (ODNB). It was through Symonds that Stevenson was introduced to Horatio F. Brown, who had been the former's pupil at Clifton College and remained a close friend – he would serve as Stevenson's literary executor. Living in Venice, Brown worked as a historian for the British government and also published several books on Venetian history, including Life on the Lagoons (1884) and The Venetian Printing Press (1891). Brown "took warmly to Stevenson", and the present letter contains an "experiment in English alcaics" that was "suggested by conversations with Mr. Brown and A. J. Symonds on metrical forms, followed by the despatch of some translations from old Venetian boat-songs by the former after his return to Venice" (Colvin, The letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, p. 232–34). Stevenson writes, "My dear Brown, Five years I have conded them" (a rather obscure opening: the transcription "conded" is from the collected letters, and is a variant of "conned", as in a ship). RLS then continues immediately into the 28-line poem, "Brave lads who in olden musical centuries / Sang, night by night, adorable choruses / Sat late by alehouse doors in April / Chaunting in joy as the moon was missing…". Stevenson concludes the letter by asking, "Please my dear Brown, forgive my horrid delay, Symmonds overworked and knocked up. I off my sleep; my wife gone to Paris. Weather lovely. Yours ever, Robert Louis Stevenson. [Postscript:] Monte Generoso in May; here, I think, till the end of April; write again, to prove you are forgiving". Stevenson would continue his friendship with Brown, later that year sending him as a gift a copy of Penn's Fruits of Solitude. In 1884, after reading Brown's Life on the Lagoons, Stevenson wrote him another poem, "To H. F. Brown" in celebration of his "spirited and happy book".

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        La peinture murale décorative, dans le style du moyen age., Paris, Firmin-Didot et C., 1881

      30 x 40, ril. ed. cartonata nocciola con piatto figurato a colori, bs., pp. 32 + XXXVI bellissime tav. a colori e oro, con notizie esplicative anche delle tecniche pittoriche usate ed una introduzione generale. I due fratelli autori, grandi e riconosciuti specialisti, erano "Membres de l'institut royal des architectes d'Angleterre"

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        Svenska landsmål. [Komplett svit 1879-2001.] Tidskrift utgiven på uppdrag av Låndsmålsföreningarna i Uppsala, Helsingfors ock Lund. Archives des traditions populaires suédoises publiées aux frais du gouvernement suédois.

      66 uniforma hellinneband (se Kommentar) + 2 kompletterande pappband (dessa band har fallit utanför inbindningen): Nyare bidrag till kännedom om de svenska landsmålen och svenskt folklif III:1 (J. A. Lundell: Om dialektstudier, 1881) samt Nyare bidrag... X:1 (Schagerström, Vätömålet i Roslagen, 1889). Sviten kompletteras med 2 lösa häften: Manne Eriksson: Register till tidskriften Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv Årg. 1953-1967 (76-90), 1969 och Maj Reinhammar: Register till tidskriften Svenska landsmål... Årg. 1968-85 (91-108), 197. Vidare kompletteras sviten med Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv 1992-93 (2 häften) och 1994-2001 (8 pappband). Denna svit omfattar 21 volymer Nyare bidrag till kännedom om de svenska landsmålen och svenskt folklif I (1879)-XXI (1936); 22 volymer Svenska landsmål och svenskt folklif 1904-1991; 19 volymer B-serien 1 (1905)-68 (1988) + Register; 4 volymer Bihang I-IV (1883-1925). Bilden visar hur de uniforma banden är bundna (Bihang I-IV)

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        Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Introduction généraleÉ et les livres xylographiquesÉ DictionnaireÉ des graveurs flamands et hollandais.

      PARIS. A.Levy. Rue Lafayette. London Dulau Soho 1881-1888 FIRST EDITION. . The scarce first edition.Six volumes in five,comprising c.2,500 pages profusely illustrated in woodcut,lithograph and heliogravure[11½"x8"] in half crushed morrocco & tan buckram [All Published] The work was to have been in 8 vols.plus an atlas, but v. 2, 3, 7 & 8 never appeared. Volume 5 [a collaboration with G.Pawlowski] includes a biographical note on Eugene Dutuit.The first 2 vols.are a general introduction.The last 3 are devoted to Dutch and Flemish art. i.e. there are 5 vols. which comprises vol. One in 2 pts. and vol.Two in 3 pts.Collated as follows: v. 1, pt. 2, p. lxv-lxxii; v. 4,p.[v]-xi; v.5, p.[vii]-x; v. 6, p [iii]-iv.A Handsome set Officialy De-accesioned from Liverpool Reference Library but with the minimal markings removed, the only evidence being the shelf mark scars to the spines. The original provenance being J.Barnes Burt MD with his attractive etched bookplates.Three"extra" plates are included which appear in volume 4. Scans and further detail on request.. Please ask for a shipping quote

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