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      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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        Watercolour of Egyptian Columns being built, with workers in the foreground. Signed lower right

      n.p. n.d. n.p., n.d.. 6 1/2 x 9 inches. . Framed and glazed . A fine composition by this highly accomplished Italian painter born in Naples April 16, 1881

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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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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      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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      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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      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 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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        Hällristningar (Felzenritungen) från Bohuslän (Sverige). Glyphes des Rochers (Suède).

      Tecknade och utgifna af L. Baltzer. Med förord af Victor Rydberg. En av de aderton i Svenska Akademien. Dessinés et publiés par L. Baltzer. Avec une préface de Viktor Rydberg. I Häftet - XIII, 14 & 15 Häftet. Ny serie. Neue Folge. Nouvelle série I-III., 4,5 och 6 Häftet II Serien (Slutet). Göteborg. Gothembourg. Göteborgs Handelstidningens Aktiebolag 1881-1890. Folio. Illustrationer i texten. I Häftet. 15,(3 blanka)s. + Pl. 1 & 2,3,4 ; II Häftet. (2) s. + Pl. 5 & 6,7 & 8; III och IV Häfterna. (6 sista blank) s. + Pl. 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13; V Häftet. (2) s. + Pl. 14 & 15, 16; VI Häftet. (4) s. + Pl. 17; VII Häftet (4) s. + Pl. 18-21 + 22 + 23 & 24 + 25 & 26 + 27, 28 & 29; VIII & IX Häftet. (6 sista blank) s. + Pl. 30 + 31 & 32 + 33 & 34; X Häftet. (2) s. + Pl. 35 & 36 + 37 & 38; XI & XII Häftet. (8 sista blank) s. + Pl. 39 & 40 + 41 + 42 & 43 + 44 + 45 & 46 + 47 & 48; XIII Häftet. (4) s. + Pl. 49 & 50 + 51 & 52; 14 & 15 Häftet. (4) s. + Pl. 53 & 54 + 55 & 56 + 57 & 58; Ser. II. I Häftet. (4) s. + 1 & 2 + 3 & 4; (4) s. + utvikbar karta + Pl. 5 + 6 + 7; III Häftet. (4) s. + Pl. 8 + 9 + 10 + 11; 4,5 och 6 Häftet. (12) s. + Pl. 12 + 13 & 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 & 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 & 22 + 23. Sex häftesomslag itu i ryggen. Six of the parts with wrappers parted at spine. I dekorerad originalklotmapp, nött vid ryggens huvud och fot, delvis sprucken i främre yttre fals. In original decorated clothfolder, worn at spine-ends. Partly cracked upper outer joints. 41 x 29 cm

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        The Boke of Saint Albans. Containing treatises on hawking, hunting, and cote armour: printed at Saint Albans by the schoolmaster-printer in 1486 reproduced in facsimile. With an introduction by William Blades.

      London, Elliot Stock, 1881. 32 p. + facsimile (89 leaves on hand-made paper). Ilustrated with coats of arms. Publisher´s blindstamped vellum in 15th century style. 29,5 X 23,5 cm. Book plate (Arthur Petony)

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      Boston: Published by S. F. Cassino, 1881. Colour-printed lithograph mounted on card as issued. Engraved by Armstrong and Company after Stull. Very good condition apart from a skillfully repaired 1 1/4" tear in the top right margin. 10 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches. 16 x 18 3/4 inches. A charming image from "American Racing Horses," a collection of prints depicting some of the most eminent race horses in America during the late 19th century. Primarily renowned for his distinctive images of racehorses, Henry Stull was one of the most prominent equestrian artists in late 19th- and early 20th-century America. As a youth, he migrated from his native Canada to the United States, where he settled in New Rochelle, New York. In addition to his paintings of horses and animals, many of which were issued as lithographs, Stull produced numerous illustrations for Leslie's Weekly Magazine. His works can be found in many important collections such as the New York Jockey Club, the National Museum of Racing Hall Fame, and the Kentucky Derby Museum. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol. 13, p. 332.

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        YMER - Tidskrift utfgiven af Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi.

      Första - elfte årgången [1881-1891]. Stockholm 1881-92. Rikligt illustrerade, bland annat med många kartor, några utvikbara och kolorerade. 11 uniforma halvklotband med dekorativt handmarmorerat pärmpapper, förgylld ryggdekor, brunröda ryggtitelfält med förgylld titel och stänkmarmorerade snitt. [23x16 cm]. Två årgångar [1881 & 1883] med små bitar borta på ryggtitelfältet [se bilden som bara visar 6 av 11 årgångar]. Årgång 1885 med något ljusare ryggtitelfält. Ett trevligt sammanhållet set.. Innehåller mycket om polartrakterna, Arktis & Antarktis, dess utforskare och utforskande

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      1881. 2. (PYLE,HOWARD)illus. THE LADY OF SHALOTT by Alfred Tennyson. NY: Dodd Mead (1881). 4to, (8 x 9"), gilt pictorial cloth with beveled edges, some light soil and rubbing else clean and VG+. 1st edition of Pyle's 2nd book issued at almost the same time as Yankee Doodle. An early effort in American color printing, this book was not one of Pyle's favorites, yet it (with Yankee Doodle) remains unique in style and color for Pyle. Done with an Art Nouveau flavor very similar to Walter Crane's work, there are page after page of elaborate and lush color lithographs with the calligraphic text incorporated into the art. A beautiful book.

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        Ancient Scottish Weapons

      George Waterson and Sons Edinburgh and London: George Waterson and Sons. 1881. First. First edition. Large folio. Quarter morocco and cloth. 54 color plates. Evidence of bookplate removed from front pastedown, joints professionally strengthened, an about very good copy which is tight and relatively handsome. Copy number 344 of 500 numbered copies. .

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        Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes . .. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans

      London: George Routledge and Sons n.d. 1881 London: George Routledge and Sons, [n.d., 1881]. (GREENAWAY, KATE) First edition, second issue. Small 8vo. With full-page color illustrations in text. 48, [1] pp. Original pink cloth shelfback, cream cloth boards patterned in olive, some spotting, but very good. Booklabel of Paul E. Bechet. Schuster & Engen 140 (1d); Thomson 138b . With an original pencil drawing of a rose by Greenaway laid down on the colophon page (2 x 1-3/4 inches)

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

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

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        REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS. Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix,

      [Command 351 and 340] xiv + 492pp., original blue printed wrappers. London, ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 1881. Together with INDEX, 81pp., stitched as issued, London, ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 1881. together with: 1882 [Command 340] REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS. Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix, civ + 623pp., original blue printed wrappers. London, ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 1882. Together with INDEX, 127pp., stitched as issued, London, ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 1882. * This final Report on the Contagious Diseases Acts contains important evidence from Josephine Butler (1828-1906), who, from her twenties onwards, was very active in feminist movements. In 1866 her husband George Butler was appointed headmaster of Liverpool College, and the family moved to Liverpool where she now became involved in the campaign for higher education for women. In 1867 together with Anne Jemima Clough, later principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, she was instrumental in establishing the North of England Council for Promoting the Higher Education of Women. However, she had also been very closely involved with the welfare of prostitutes; as a passionate Christian, she abhorred the sin, but she also regarded the women as being exploited victims of male oppression, and she attacked the double standard of sexual morality. So when a national campaign was begun in 1869 to repeal the Contagious Diseases Acts, she was an obvious woman to lead it. The Contagious Diseases Acts gave magistrates the power to order a genital examination of prostitutes for symptoms of VD, and detain infected women in a lock hospital for three months to be cured. Refusal to consent to the examination led to imprisonment. An accusation of prostitution by a police officer was sufficient to order an examination; women so accused often lost their livelihoods, and notoriously, one woman committed suicide. Butler's description of this at a public meeting - she had been known to refer to the procedure as "surgical rape" - caused Hugh Price Hughes, Superintendent of the West London Mission, who was thanking her formally on the platform, to leave the stage in tears - something most unusual in those days and commented upon widely at the time. The various Acts only applied to certain specified areas such as ports and garrison towns - but in 1869 a campaign had been mooted to extend their operation over the whole of the British Isles. This led to vehement opposition from Christians, feminists and supporters of civil liberty and to the setting up of the Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts; soon afterwards the scope of the campaign was broadened to include male supporters. Josephine Butler threw all her energies into the campaign, despite vilification and occasional physical assault. The Acts were finally repealed in 1886.

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        Etude dans mon jardin

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

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        Holzmalerei-Vorlagen zum Bemalen feiner Holzgeräthe [RARE]

      J. Veith Karlsruhe: J. Veith, n.d [ca. 1881]. Hardcover. vg. Rare copy: OCLC only has one listing. Folio (15" x 11"). Portfolio. Paste-on labels over paper covered cloth with string ties. 24 chromolithographic plates. Very attractive suite of plates showing ornaments for book covers, lamp bases, cigarette plates ["Zigarettenteller"], frames, boxes and other smaller household articles. In German. Some occasional slight handling marks, else fine.

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        A POLAR RECONNAISSANCE. Being The Voyage Of The "Isbjorn" To Novaya Zemlya In 1879.

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1881.. 1st Edition, xvii, 361pp, illustrated, complete with half title, wood-engraved frontispiece and 9 wood-engraved illustrations, 2 large folding maps at end, brown eps, Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine and black and gilt polar design to front cover. AB10931 The author, supporting the view that the best route to the North Pole was via Franz Josef Land waters, accompanied Sir Henry Gore Booth on a cruise in the cutter Isbjorn, May-Oct. 1879. They sailed from Bergen, north and east to fast ice at 78o30'N and about 47oE. approaching Franz Josef Land, then entered eastward to double Cape Mauritius.......Includes a historical summary of explorations in Barents Sea, and to North Zemlya; notes on ice conditions and coasts, on the birds and animals seen; and discussion on the best route to the North Pole. *Sir Albert Hastings Markham, KCB (1841 - 1918) was a British explorer, author, and officer in the Royal Navy which he joined in 1856 at the age of 15. He spent the first eight years of his career on the China Station. Following various postings, by 1872 and for the next six years, he was engaged in Arctic Exploration. In 1873 he shipped as the Second Mate in the whaler Arctic through Davis Straits and Baffin Bay. As a reward for his efforts in the British Arctic Expedition of 1876, he was promoted to Captain. While performing his share of whaling duties, which he would later write about, he also kept detailed notes on the ice conditions and wrote a report suggesting the route for use with steam vessels. For the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-76 he was appointed second-in-command of HMS Alert under Captain Nares. Despite suffering from scurvy and being poorly clothed, he led a sledge-party to reach the highest latitude ever attained at the time, a record that stood for 20 years. They did, however, fail to realize their ultimate goal of reaching the North Pole. In 1879 he accompanied Sir H. Gore Booth aboard the Isbjörn to Novaya Zemlya, a remote island in northern Russia. He remained an avid supporter of both Arctic and Antarctic exploration and delighted in the successes of young explorers. Shelfware. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, contents clean. Very Good.

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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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      Boston: Published by S. F. Cassino, 1881. Colour-printed lithograph mounted on card as issued. "Engraved" by Armstrong and Company after Hall. Lower right: "Henry Hall Haymarket 1879". Lower left corner: "PAROLE". Very good condition. 10 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches. 14 5/8 x 18 5/8 inches. A charming image from "American Racing Horses," a collection of prints depicting some of the most eminent race horses in America during the late 19th century. Harry Hall "lived at Newmarket throughout his life having a small stable-studio off the High Street... He is probably best known for the engravings of Derby, St Leger and Gold Cup winners published by a succession of London print publishers. The first was Fuller, followed by Moore and then Baily.... Hall was familiar with every level of the eccentric strata of the turf during his lifetime.... [and] all made their pilgrimage to his Newmarket studio to discover his views on racehorses of the day. In his own behaviour he was a quiet man, devoted to his wife and children... At the end of his life, photography was beginning to take the place of the portrait artist, but as a recorder of horses and the turf between 1840 and 1882, Harry Hall had no equal." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.108-109) Though Parole was an American horse, this portrait is set in Newmarket, England. The jockey is Fred Archer, leading jockey of his day. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol. 13, p. 332.

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        Svenska folket i helg och söken, i krig och i fred, hemma och ute eller ett tusen år af svenska bildningens och sedernas historia.

      Med illustrationer af Carl Larsson m.fl. I-II. Stockholm, Central-tryckeriet, 1881-82. (4),500,(2) + (4),480 s. 14 häften. Det första häftets främre omslag med riss och en reva i nederkanten samt nött rygg. Näst sista häftet med liten reva i ryggen. Sista häftet med skadad rygg. I sober svart klotkassett med marmorerade pärmpapper (Beck & son). Mycket ovanligt skick.. Zetterlund I:19. En artikel om verket av Knut Lundmark "När Strindberg skrev svensk kulturhistoria" från "Göteborgs handelstidning" 1931 är bifogad i monterade urklipp. Strindberg lovades rikligt betalt av Fritzes bokhandel för detta påkostade verk, ett rikt illustrerat panorama över Sveriges kulturhistoria, ett slags dåtidens "coffee-table book". I en anmälan på det bakre omslaget till det första utgivna häftet gick Strindberg till angrepp mot Geijers historieskrivning, vilket uppfattades som ett helgerån och skapade upprörda reaktioner. "Jag har slagit omkull en gammal afgud (Geijer) och nu vill folket stena mig" skrev Strindberg i ett brev till Alexander Kielland. På de andra och tredje häftenas omslag går Strindberg till frejdigt motangrepp. Ett axplock: "Herr Montelius tar sina små åsigter såsom fakta, och han har åsigter, med hvilka han ännu står alldeles ensam", "Att bli klandrad af tidningen Lunds veckoblad har alltid ansetts som en heder. Denna heder har vederfarits mig i stor måtta." Denna underhållande, på häftesomslagen förda, polemik är mycket sällan bevarad i exemplar av boken och tillhör de svåraste Strindbergstexterna att få i originaltrycket

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and his complete History to the present time... with an Introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin.

      Hartford, Conn.: Park Publishing Co. 1881.. First edition, 8vo, xxiii, (i), (13)-516 pp. Portrait frontispiece and 16 plates, lacking the fly leaf. Original brown cloth, spine ends and corners a little worn, binding slightly sprung but sound. Born a slave in 1817, Douglass escaped to New York when 21 where he changed his name and became a vociferous anti-slavery campaigner. After travelling to Britain and founding a newspaper, the North Star, Douglass held several government posts including US Minister to Haiti before dying in Washington in 1895.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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