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        Legends, Traditions and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians

      Lockport, New York: Union Printing and Publishing, 1881 Dark green cloth (almost blue) cover gold stamped title and cover illustration, 234 pages, frontis and 2 text illustrations, 1881 printing, light wear at spine ends and corners, light bumping, text is toned, binding is sound, hinges intact, somewhat loose, text is delicate but clean and unmarked, several pages with creases. Previous owner's bookplate and label on front end paper and inside front cover, a ticket from the Rochester Numismatic Association Anniversary Banquet dated Jan 3 1937 with a note on the back describes its purchase for $5.00. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

      [Bookseller: Wendys Books]
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        Oeuvres Completes de Alfred de Musset.

      Charpentier, Paris 1881 - Engraved illustrations after the drawings of M. Bida. 11 volumes. tall 8vo, 1/2 red morocco, gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, top edge gilt (lightly rubbed, a few flyleaf edges a bit chipped). Paris: Charpentier, 1881. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Giant Raft. (Part I.) EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON

      1881. Translated by W. J. Gordon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. 16 pp undated ads. Original chocolate brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Hardbound Edition of the first part of Verne's South American adventure THE GIANT RAFT (the second part, THE CRYPTOGRAM, was published later). Published in French in 1881 as LA JANGADA (a Brazilian term for a large river raft), the first American edition of Part I was Munro's wrappered Seaside Library version, in July of that year. Sampson Low's illustrated hardbound London edition came out in November 1881, followed by this American edition in December; the American second part did not come out until September 1882.~This copy is in chocolate brown cloth (one of several colors used, without priority); other than very slight wear at the spine ends it is a fine, bright copy. Taves & Michaluk V022.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        HISTOIRE D'UNE MONTAGNE

      1881 - Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation J.Hetzel (sd 1881). Un volume format in-8°(23,5x15cm). Plaisant cartonnage pleine percaline violine.Belle plaque dorée sur le premier plat. tranches dorées.252p.Planches hors-texte et dessins dans le texte par L.Benett gravés par Méaulle. Le dos est très légèrement insolé mais le cartonnage est frais. Des rousseurs dans le livre. Catalogue Hetzel pour l'année 1881 en fin de volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: librairie Mérolle]
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        The Straw Yard

      New York 1881 - Medium: engraving Dimensions: 22.8 x 27 inches

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GROVER CLEVELAND TO J.W. MORRIS, REGARDING CLEVELAND'S DISAPPOINTMENT WITH HIS SUBSCRIPTION TO AN AMERICAN EDITION OF THE Encyclopedia Britannica]

      Buffalo. March 19, 1881.. [2]pp. manuscript on a 10 1/2 x 8-inch sheet of "Bass, Cleveland & Bissell" law office stationery. Old folds. Slightly soiled. Very good. An interesting letter from future president Grover Cleveland, complaining about the quality of the "American edition" of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA to which he has subscribed. This letter was written less than four years before Cleveland's first election to the presidency of the United States (he served two terms, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897). Cleveland likely subscribed to the ninth edition of the BRITANNICA, which was published between 1875 and 1889 and which is regarded as a model of scholarship. It was very popular, and was widely pirated by American publishers. He writes to J.W. Morris: "Dear Sir, I became a subscriber to the Encyclopedia Britannica upon the representation that it was printed from the original plates of the English Edition. Within the last two or three months I was called on by the agent for what is called the American Reprint. He had in his possession what he said was some volumes of the original work and by comparing them with the books I had received under my subscription it was entirely apparent that there were important differences. I became a subscriber for the American Reprint. I am content with it. If I have been deceived I cannot help it, for I have not the time nor inclination to re- examine the matter. One thing is very certain: If I had had any idea of the consequences which have followed my original subscription, it never would have been made. This letter is not for publication. If it were I think I should add some advice suggested by my experience. Yours truly, Grover Cleveland."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Day in a Child's Life

      London: George Routledge & Sons,, [1881]. [Music by Myles B. Foster. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.] Quarto, pp. 29. Bound in publisher's light green paper covered boards, green cloth spine, title as to both boards, light green endpapers. Complete with printed dust jacket. Some chipping to edges of dust jacket with some loss to the top of the spine, otherwise a clean copy in very good condition. First edition, first issue. Extremely rare with dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A DAY IN A CHILD'S LIFE

      Published by George Routledge & Sons, 1881. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Greenaway, Kate. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Songs for a child's day with music. Colour illustrations throughout. 10 x 8.5 ". Green and yellow pictorial paper boards. 29 pages. Boards a little foxed. A few finger marks to margins. Page 12 and facing page 13 has paper residue to bottom corners and small mark. Pictorial wrapper is foxed and torn at edges with loss including most of spine missing (of dustwrapper). [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Sculptured Monuments in Iona & the West Highlands

      The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1881 - Folio. Pp 19. 100 litho plates each with descriptive text. Publisher's quarter morocco. Teg. No.305 of an unstated number of copies printed for subscribers. Edges rubbed but an attractive copy from the library of Tarradale House with its bookplate to the front paste-down endpaper. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      Chapman and Hall, London 1881 - Profusely illustrated with over 700 mounted plates on India paper, and facsimiles of original printed wrappers. The 2 volumes which contain "A Christmas Carol" have four hand-colored plates. Number 537 of 1000 copies printed. Some were bound in either 30 or 60 volumes. This set has a title page in each volume stating that it consists of 120 volumes, (a more manageable size for reading). The set is is fine condition except for serious insect damage on 3 leaves in volume 77 and a small hole on one leaf in volume 8. 120 volumes. Tall slim 8vos, 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spines with raised bands; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881-82. "Edition de Luxe." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Plano de la Batalla de Miraflores y Chorrillos

      1881 - París, L. Sonnet, 1881. Medidas 34 x 28 cm. Mapa en buen estado de conservación.

      [Bookseller: LA CASA DEL LIBRO VIEJO]
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        Early Spring In Massachusetts From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

      First Edition by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston: 1881. Very good- in the publisher's green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, a gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black end papers with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with heavy rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards and light scuffing to the front board. Laid-in at the front of the book is an early (1881) newspaper review of this title as well as a newspaper clipping of a description of Thoreau by Robert Collyer who met Thoreau in 1861. This was the first of the four "seasons" to be published. Only 1,024 copies of the first edition were printed. A collectible, clean and tight copy with no weakness to the hinges or joints. Extremely scarce in first edition. 318 pages of text. (BAL 20123)

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      The Foundry, Church Hanborough, Oxford OX29 8AB. 31 Ennismore Avenue, London W4 1SE.: Artists' Choice Editions, 2011 Textual corrections and a Foreword by Selwyn Goodacre. In quarter green leather with illustrated coloured boards, titles to spine in gilt. Internally, illustrated endpapers, [8], 9-138 pp, [6], 83 illustrations, most coloured, some full page. Along with a 24 page illustrated booklet, Lord’s List, with details of 58 of the artist’s publications and four Glicée prints, signed by the artist, all in a green cloth slipcase. An edition limited to 320 Standard Copies and 98 special copies, as this is, signed by the illustrator and numbered, set in Plantin by Charles Hall and printed on Mohawk cool-white paper by Northend Creative Print Solutions and bound by Ludlow Bookbinders. 310*200. Selwyn Goodacre writes in his Foreword that, “Looking-Glass is a brilliant sequel – it is not a return of Wonderland but rather a more satisfying further adventure.” Dodgson, [pseud. Lewis Carroll], author, mathematician, and photographer who in 1881, at the age of forty-nine devoted himself primarily to his writing. Often standing at his upright desk (he calculated that he could stand and write for ten hours a day), he turned out a myriad of works. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was followed in late 1871 by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, and in 1876 by that longest and most revered nonsense poem in English, The Hunting of the Snark. See ODNB. John Vernon Lord is an illustrator, author and teacher. He has illustrated many classical texts, including Aesop's Fables,[1] The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear;[2] the Folio Society's Myths and Legends of the British Isles,[3] and Epics of the Middle Ages.[4] In addition, he has illustrated many classics of children's literature including Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark".[5] See Wiki.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        STUDER'S POPULAR ORNITHOLOGY. THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA

      New York & Columbus, OH: J. H. Studer, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good with clean, bright plates. Folio (11-3/4" x 15") bound in publisher's half morocco leather with matching morocco corners and gilt-lettered and decorated cloth. Illustrated with 119 lovely chromolithographs drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper, with all tissue guards present. First published in 1878, this ranks as one of the best, as well as one of the last, great color-illustrated ornithologies. Later editions, especially the 1903 edition, have noticeably inferior quality plates. Library perforated stamp on the title page and a few scattered ink stamps, plates not affected. Library bookplate on front pastedown. Some rubbing and slight splitting to the leather along the spine edges but covers firm.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Description of Texas, Its Advantages and Resources, With Some Account of Their Development, Past, Present and Future

      St. Louis: Gilbert Book Co., 1881. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches). 133pp. Portrait frontispiece, 8 chromolithographed plates, 5 double-page maps (4 hand coloured). Original front wrapper bound in. Period brown cloth- backed purple and black marbled paper covered boards. Presentation copy of a scarce Texas promotional work illustrated with colour plates. The plates are fine, early depictions of typical Texas scenes, including cattle and hog ranching, farming, the Texian Hare, an Indian chief, etc. It has been our experience that by no means all copies of this work include the plates, and as they form no part of the pagination, it is possible that only certain copies were bound with them. The text consists of a general appraisal of the state at that time, with prospects for industries, agriculture and settlement, development of railroads, etc. The maps, all relating to Texas, show railroads, soil belts, and types of vegetation. Inscribed copies by this important Texas governor (1878-1883) are quite rare. The inscription on this copy reads: "Presented to/Miss. Lucy J. Dupuy/by OM Roberts/Governor of/Texas/May 18th 1882." Among his other accomplishments, Roberts sat on the Texas Supreme Court, and was largely responsible for founding the University of Texas, at which he taught law for ten years. Howes R344; Raines, p.175; Philips American Sporting Books p. 314.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Als Eskimo Unter Den Eskimos : Eine Schilderung Der Erlebnisse Der Schwatka'schen Franklin-Aufsuchungs-Expedition in Den Jahren 1878-80

      A. Hartleben's Berlag, Vienna - 1881, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good. [viii],247,[1]pp. Octavo. Black boards with green illustrated pastedown. This would appear to be a wrapper issue of the book which has had the front wrapper mounted to the new board. This is the first copy of this issue we have encountered. Frontispiece. Three maps including two large folding. Numerous plates including full page. Light foxing throughout. A very scarce item. Not in A.B. Account of Schwatka's expedition in search of Franklin 1878-80 by the artist and surveyor on the expedition Heinrich Wenzel Klutshak (1848-90). "Sponsored by the American Geographical Society to follow up on recent Eskimo reports that records and journals of the Franklin expedition might still be preserved on King William Island . The sledge journey to King William Island, covering 5,287 KM in 50 weeks, was a record distance for any sledging expedition by whites at that time and has rarely been surpassed." Holland - Arctic Exploration p.310-11. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Irish Crisis of 1879-80. Proceedings of the Dublin Mansion House Relief Committee, 1880.

      Browne & Nolan, Dublin 1881 - Bound in green pebble grain cloth. Gilt ruled bands and lettering to spine. Gilt celtic decoration to front board, blind-stamped celtic decoration to back board. Boards bevelled. All edges gilt. Pale blue end-papers, foxed. 7, 371pp. Following front free end-paper 'Presented to The Most Rev Dr. Woodlock by The Dublin Mansion House Committee' hand lettered in red ink. Front hinge becoming weakened affecting first gathering. Wear to the extremities, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stonechat Editions]
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        Merry Old Santa Claus.

      Harper & Brothers. New York. 01-01- 1881. - Double-page black and white wood-engraving, from Harper's Weekly magazine January 1, 1881, image 20 x 14 1/4 inches on sheet size 22 1/2 x 16 inches, archivally mounted on paper backing (24 1/2 x 18 inches). Very good: faint dampstain to lower right corner. The iconic image by Thomas Nast of a jolly Santa Claus holding a smoking pipe in one hand and a bundle of toys in the other. Political cartoonist Thomas Nast took the rather dour Saint Nicholas of European tradition and transformed him into the Father Christmas of modern tradition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sketch of Explorations by the late John M'Kinlay in the interior of Australia, 1861-2. Being a paper read before the Cowal Society, Oct. 28, 1878, and published at the request of the Society

      Glascow: Aird and Coghill. Fine. 1881. First Edition. Hard Cover. 48 pages, title page has large vignette of McKinlay on the Alligator River, portrait frontispiece and one full page map, 2 other small illustrations in text, blue cloth with title in gilt on front cover board, blind embosed border on front and rear boards. "It is of quite notably rarity" (Wantrup, Australian rare books, pg 244.) F.18514; 185 x 120mm .

      [Bookseller: M & A Simper Bookbinders]
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        History of the Zulu War and its Origin

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited,, 1881. Second Edition, with Additions. Octavo. Original brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind rules to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Large folding coloured map at the rear, folding plan of Isandlwana, A little rubbed and soiled, some judicious restoration to the joints and hinges, foxing and browning, particularly to the prelims, the folding map with some surface soiling, occasional splitting and repairs to the folds, the folding sketch of the battlefield also with a professionally repaired tear, no loss, remains overall a very good copy. This second edition - "very carefully revised, and [with] some new important matter inserted" including the plan of Isandlwana - followed a year after the first. This copy inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "Mary Buchanan from Frances E. Colenso. In memory of her Father, J.W. Colenso, July 1883, Bishopstowe". A previously unrecorded addendum leaf headed "Colonel Durnford's Orders", is loosely inserted, having formerly been pinned in before the second appendix of the same title. This reprints Crealock's last order to Col. A.W. Durnford, the text of which is widely believed to have been deliberately concealed in order to incriminate Durnford, and when rediscovered in recent years by researchers at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham taken to prove that "Durnford was never ordered to take command of the Central Column Camp at Isandlwana" (Greaves, Crossing the Buffalo). Anthony Durnford, had died at Isandlwana "the central figure of a knot of brave men" (ODNB) in a last stand against the overwhelming Zulu force, and had been made the scapegoat for humiliating defeat. This somewhat ambiguous order to "march to this Camp at once with all the force you have …" sent to him "at daybreak by the hand of Lt. Smith-Dorrien … and handed to him by that officer … [is the] last entry in [Crealock's] Note-Book, left in his tent … recovered from the Field of Sandlhana [sic.]" and sent to Crealock in England. The addendum is attested a "True copy of Statement received by me [Edward Durnford] from Colonel Crealock on the 18th of May, 1882". The order is now widely considered to exonerate Durnford from accusations of fatally failing to act on an explicit instruction to take command of the camp. Frances Ellen "Nell" Colenso was the daughter of the Bishop of Natal, and a noted Zulu sympathiser, who was also deeply in love with Anthony Durnford, a man "already trapped in an unhappy marriage", working together with Durnford's brother Edward, she "endeavoured through … writings and public lobbying to rehabilitate his reputation". This brief and enigmatic emendation, issued with maybe just a handful of copies of the book, if more widely distributed, surely would have settled the dispute over Durnford's supposed insubordination sooner. An uncommon book in collectible condition, and highly desirable thus.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Giant Raft. (Part I.) EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON

      1881. Translated by W. J. Gordon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. 16 pp undated ads. Original chocolate brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Hardbound Edition of the first part of Verne's South American adventure THE GIANT RAFT (the second part, THE CRYPTOGRAM, was published later). Published in French in 1881 as LA JANGADA (a Brazilian term for a large river raft), the first American edition of Part I was Munro's wrappered Seaside Library version, in July of that year. Sampson Low's illustrated hardbound London edition came out in November 1881, followed by this American edition in December; the American second part did not come out until September 1882.~This copy is in chocolate brown cloth (one of several colors used, without priority); other than very slight wear at the spine ends it is a fine, bright copy. Taves & Michaluk V022.

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        NOVELS AND TALES BY THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, 11 VOLUMES

      1881. DISRAELI, Benjamin. NOVELS AND TALES BY THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, 11 VOLUMES. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881. Hughenden Edition. var pp. 8vo., half brown polished morocco with gilt rules, glt top edges, raised bands, gilt spines. Marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers. Binding signed "Bartlett." Clean and bright, only a touch of occasional wear to joints. A few faint dampspots to gilt top edges. Vignettes of Hughenden Manor on title pages, b/w frontispiece portrait in Volume I. A lovely set. Extra postage required.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Oeuvres Completes de Alfred de Musset

      Paris: Charpentier, 1881. hardcover. very good. Engraved illustrations after the drawings of M. Bida. 11 volumes. tall 8vo, 1/2 red morocco, gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, top edge gilt (lightly rubbed, a few flyleaf edges a bit chipped). Paris: Charpentier, 1881. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Mémoires documents et écrits divers laissés par le prince de Metternich tome troisième

      Plon, 1881. in8 Broché

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        Official Record of the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879

      Sydney,: Thomas Richards, 1881.. Thick large octavo, frontispiece and another plate, diagrams, two folding coloured maps and folding coloured plan; the superior issue in pictorially gilt-stamped morocco ( a little rubbed). The Sydney International Exhibition opened its doors on 17 September 1879 and closed them seven months later. During this time over a million visitors passed through, making the exhibition a determining landmark in the history of the Colony of New South Wales, reflecting the State's sense of achievement, progress, and aspirations.The main feature of the Sydney exhibition was the ornate building, the 'Garden Palace', designed by the Colonial Architect James Barnet, its accidental destruction by fire on 22 September 1882 was met with universal dismay.Ferguson, 10803.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare (Fine Leather Binding | 40 Volumes Complete | Limited Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        THE STEAM HOUSE. Part I. THE DEMON OF CAWNPORE. With: Part II. TIGERS AND TRAITORS

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

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

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

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        LE FUSIL ET SES PERFECTIONEMENTS AVEC NOTES DE CHASSE.

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

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        AYALA'S ANGEL

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

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

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

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

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

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        DICCIONARIO DE VOCES ARAGONESAS precedido de una introduccion filologica historica

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

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        REMINISCENCES OF GUNBOAT LIFE IN THE MISSISSIPPI SQUADRON

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

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        THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN

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

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        The Black Robe

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

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        Dorci, ou la Bizarrerie du sort

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

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      The Foundry, Church Hanborough, Oxford OX29 8AB. 31 Ennismore Avenue, London W4 1SE.: Artists' Choice Editions, 2011 Textual corrections and a Foreword by Selwyn Goodacre. In quarter green leather with illustrated coloured boards, titles to spine in gilt. Internally, illustrated endpapers, [8], 9-138 pp, [6], 83 illustrations, most coloured, some full page. Along with a 24 page illustrated booklet, Lord’s List, with details of 58 of the artist’s publications and four Glicée prints, signed by the artist, all in a green cloth slipcase. An edition limited to 320 Standard Copies and 98 special copies, as this is, signed by the illustrator and numbered, set in Plantin by Charles Hall and printed on Mohawk cool-white paper by Northend Creative Print Solutions and bound by Ludlow Bookbinders. 310*200. Selwyn Goodacre writes in his Foreword that, “Looking-Glass is a brilliant sequel – it is not a return of Wonderland but rather a more satisfying further adventure.” Dodgson, [pseud. Lewis Carroll], author, mathematician, and photographer who in 1881, at the age of forty-nine devoted himself primarily to his writing. Often standing at his upright desk (he calculated that he could stand and write for ten hours a day), he turned out a myriad of works. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was followed in late 1871 by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, and in 1876 by that longest and most revered nonsense poem in English, The Hunting of the Snark. See ODNB. John Vernon Lord is an illustrator, author and teacher. He has illustrated many classical texts, including Aesop's Fables,[1] The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear;[2] the Folio Society's Myths and Legends of the British Isles,[3] and Epics of the Middle Ages.[4] In addition, he has illustrated many classics of children's literature including Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark".[5] See Wiki.

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        "Wrinkles" in Practical Navigation

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

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        ANNALS OF SCIENCE. 13 ISSUES

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

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        Greely Arctic Expedition. Season of 1881-83

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

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        ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA [Eastern Townships

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

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