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

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First edition. Near Fine. First printing with "presumptive" on page 9 and the correct ads in the back. (BAL 7100) A beautiful, nearly Fine copy of the book with bright gilt and clean, fresh boards. Hinges uncracked, but with a few finger smudges on the margins, a slight lean and with a couple signatures slightly proud. A total of eight plates, including the frontis, with several other illustrations within the text. In quite exceptional condition for this book, which is prone to wear. Harris' breakout work containing his most charming stories of "Br'er Rabbit." On both the Grolier Club's and Merle Johnson's lists for most important works of American literature. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie, 1881. LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGT JOURS- Jules Verne- Illustrated by Neuville et Benett- J. Hetzel et Cie-Paris- sd-nd [1881]- Publishers catalogue in back for the upcoming year of 1882- Hardcover:-4to-VG++/ no jacket as issued- A fine binding of red cloth with black, red and gilt Greek motif. Initial type binding with JV and JH. All page edges are gilt-binding is stong, square and tight. Minor spots but overall a clean and crisp copy- [i-iv], 1-217, maps, table de matieres, 8pp catalogue, blue grey endpapers. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Clean, no tears or writing- Fantastic illustrations by Neuville and Benett.-SEE PHOTOS- "One of Verne's most memorable adventure fantasy stories."- Fiction-science-fiction-adventure-romance-fantasy-classic-Verne-illustrated (3166) Overseas shipping has added costs due to size and weight of book. Please inquire.. Early Printing. Fine Binding. VG++/No Jacket. Illus. by Neuville et Benett. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Austro-Hungarian Menu Collection

      1881-1891. Collection of thirty-one menus, mounted in a contemporary scrapbook. The menus hail mostly from Vienna, in large part from the Metropole Hotel and Frohner's Hotel Imperial, but there are also four from the Palugyay Palace in Bratislava. Although the menus hail from only a few hotel restaurants, there is great stylistic variety, with some of the menus printed, and other handwritten on printed card. A few contain original portrait photographs pasted-on. There also examples of orientalism as well. One of the menus serves as a place card, and has the name "Carl Von Oberleithner" inked on the verso. Von Oberleithner was a successful businessman in the Hemp and Flax industry, and perhaps this was his collection. The menus are collected in chronological order covering a ten year period starting in 1881. A bit of fading to some of the menus, but overall they are in very good condition. The gilt-titled and decorated binder has some edgewear to the heavy card stock pages, and the cloth is rubbed and split at the hinges, otherwise it is in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        La circulation du sang à l'état physiologique et dans les maladies COPY INSCRIBED BY MAREY TO POTAIN

      Masson 1881 In-8, demi-veau blond postérieur, dos à cinq nerfs, filets dorés aux pieds des nerfs. III-745 pages. 358 figures in texte. Envoi de l'auteur : « A mon cher ami D. Potain. » Première édition de ce monument de l'histoire de la physiologie, la médecine, de la science et de l'inventivité humaine. La provenance est une des plus souhaitables possible pour cet ouvrage. C'est l'exemplaire même de Potain, qui s'intéressa très tôt aux enregistrements graphiques et accomplit une ?uvre fondamentale dans le domaine de la sémiologie et de la pathologie cardiologique ; l'inventeur du « Bruit de Galop » fut à l'origine de la vulgarisation de la surveillance de la tension artérielle à l'aide d'un appareil toujours utilisé quotidiennement. Exemplaire en état absolument parfait, fleurs de coins, francs de coupe Comme neuf couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        Marcel Vertès. Manuscript

      n.p., n.y. [Paris]: Salmon, Andre Salmon, Andre. [1881-1969]. French poet, art critic & writer. He was one of the defenders of cubism, with Apollinaire and Maurice Raynal; an authentic member of the 'Avant-Garde'. In 1904, lived in Bateau-Lavoir with Picasso, Max Jacob and Apollinaire. In 1964 he was awarded the Grand Prix for poetry by the French Academy. Autographed Manuscript Signed. N.p., n.d.. 4to, full page in green fountain pen on pad paper stock. Several corrections. Lovely content - the entire text in French about the artist & illustrator, Marcel Vertès. [Wasn't it Pierre MacOrlan who discovered Vertès?] "N'est-est pas Pierre MaCorlan qui découvrit Vertès?... Acte de foi ou placement de père de famille? Altruism ou traite des noirs? Freveur de l'esprit? Simplicite du coeur?... Que sais-je! Comme disait l'autre, le grand autre... Mais si Vertès ne se peut abondonner, non sans fièvre, qu'a l'exceptionnel du plus aigu modernisme, ce sera donc que, venu de loin, excepté de la petite peur des façon del la vielle pour être entré en bolide dans le present, l'etranger sensible se voit attribuer la mission de renouer les fils de tradition". A beautiful 'Hommage' to Budapest born Vertès [1895 - 1961], an outstanding 20th century painter, printmaker & illustrator, who moved to Paris during the First World War. Living and working in the famous Latin Quarter, Vertes quickly established himself as one of the most important artists of the Paris scene, thus continuing in the footsteps of Boutet, Forain, Toulouse-Lautrec & others. The art of Marcel Vertes was at its peak during the vibrant & somewhat wild decade of the 1920’s. Concentrating upon scenes of Paris street life, portrayals of women & depictions of circus & cabaret acts, Vertès left a legacy of original lithographs & drawings that superbly capture the spirit of 1920’s Paris. Vertes would be also be noted for his stunning line of Schiaparelli perfume advertisements.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Marcel Vertès.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        les Antiquités MONUMENTALES de la NORMANDIE

      la Libraire Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1881 - les Antiquités MONUMENTALES de la NORMANDIE Dessinées et gravées par John COTMAN avec des notes historiques et descriptives par Paul Louisy précédées d'une introduction par M. de Beaurepaire Important Ouvrage sous couverture cartonnée à lacets (36 cm x 50.5 cm) reliure toilée rouge, 100 planches, non paginé, chaque planche fait l'objet d'un texte descriptif de 1 à quatre pages, reliure cartonnée éditeur d'époque, édité par la Libraire Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1881 Extraits : église abbatiale de Saint-Georges-de Boscherville - Abbaye de Jumièges - église Saint-Michel de Vaucelles à Caen - église de la Trinité à Caen - le Château de Dieppe - Tour de l'église d'Allemagne (Calvados) - Chapelle de Saint-Julien au petit Quevilly - église de Léry (Eure) - église de Saint-Jacques à Tréport - Cathédrale Notre-Dame à Rouen - le château Gaillard aux Andelys - le château à Falaise - etc . Bon état d'usage (couverture légèrement frottée, avec un léger manque au premier plat en haut à droite) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liseronsblancs]
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        ACCOUNT OF OBSERVATIONS OF THE TRANSIT OF VENUS, 1874 December 8, made under the authority of the British Government: and of the reduction of the observations

      London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, 1881.. FIRST EDITION, 1881, 4to, approximately 290 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 17 plates including maps and plans, pages viii, (2), 512, (2), 2l, (1), in original publisher's blind-stamped pebbled cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spine slightly faded, gilt slightly dull, light wear to head and tail of spine and corners, 1 small water spot on upper cover, endpapers replaced at some time, some pages lightly browned in the margins, otherwise a very good clean tight copy of a rare book. The contents consist of 5 parts: I. Expedition to the Hawaiian (Sandwich) Islands, under Captain G.L. Tupman.--II. Expedition to Egypt, under Captain C. Orde Browne.--III. Expedition to the island of Rodriguez, in the Indian Ocean, under Lieutenant Charles B. Neate.--IV. Expedition to Kerguelen Island, under the Reverend S.J. Perry.--V. Expedition to New Zealand, under Major H.S. Palmer, plus Appendix. Airy was Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881 and had a very distinguished career in that position. He organized the efficient and accurate observation of stellar positions. He wrote many governmental reports on astronomical and other subjects, published works on celestial mechanics, and made discoveries in theoretical and practical optics, including the cylindrical lens for correcting astigmatism, an eye defect he himself possessed. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Works

      London: George Routledge and Sons,, 1881. In fifteen volumes. Edited by Howard Staunton. With illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, R.A. 15 volumes, quarto (268 × 184 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, multi-rules to boards, roll to turn-ins, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus a plate at the beginning of each play and further illustrations throughout. The occasional minor blemish, spines faded to brown, an excellent set. Edition de luxe, one thousand numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books

      04 - London - Trustees of the British Museum, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive and comprehensive catalogue of the printed books included in the British Museum at the end of the nineteenth century, in a fine binding. Organised alphabetically by author. The volumes contained in this set cover authorsA. through toZ. (in forty-seven volumes), along with nine volumes of supplements to the main catalogue. Also included are one volume containing a catalogue of every edition of the Bible in the posession of the British Museum at the time of publication (1892), a volume on the periodicals in the collection (1885), and two volumes containing a list of the laws, statutes, and treaties of England (1900) and France and Germany (1898). During its long history, the British Museum Library/British Library has published several catalogues describing its collections of printed books, periodicals and ephemera. Each edition is inclusive, incorporating all material included in previous versions. (BL)This edition was originally published in three-hundred and ninety-threeparts, with aforty-fourpart supplement, and is referred to by the British Library and British Museum as GK1. Complete in sixty volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, mainly smart, although with some rubbing in places (particularly to the spines) and a few marks to the boards. Dusting to textblock edges. Five joints of one hundred and twenty starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, although slightly strained in places. Hinges of the third volume have failed, and textblock is detached. Hinges are reinforced with cloth tape. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just some scattered light spotting in places. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Steam House. Two Volume Set

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. First US hardcover edition. Originally published in the US by George Munro in the Seaside Library series. The set includes: 1) The Demon of Cawnpore; viii, 262pp + 8pp of publisher's advertisements; original brown pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and the spine panel; frontispiece and forty-eight illustrations by L. Benett, one foldout map. 2) Tigers and Traitors; viii, 246pp + 8pp of publisher's advertisements; original olive green pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and the spine panel; frontispiece and forty-six illustrations by L. Benett, one foldout map. Light rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, minor fraying to spine head of volume 2, previous owner's name in pencil on the flyleaf of volume 1. A bright, near fine set. Translated from the French by Agnes D. Kingston. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A48. Taves and Michaluk V021. ; Octavo .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        A LAODICEAN;

      1881. In Three Volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. 32 pp Vol III ads dated Dec 1881. Original grey-green sand-grain cloth. First English Edition of Hardy's eighth and perhaps least-known novel. Paula Power is torn between two men, one representing the modern world (an architect, like Hardy before he turned to writing), and the other representing old-time nobility. Hardy considers her a "Laodicean" --~and Hardy seems to have been constantly drawn to a 'Laodiceanism' of his own -- a reluctance to adopt absolute or even firm positions, a willingness to see virtue in all sides of a question, an insistence upon the provisionality of his opinions and the need to register them rather as a series of tentative impressions than as the systematic formulation of a philosopher. [Millgate]~Hardy wrote this serially for Harper's, with the first instalments being published before the last were written -- at a time when Hardy was ill. He was not happy with the book, but the reviews were luke-warm -- better than he expected. Because of the serial arrangement, Harper was able to publish the true first edition (in the magazine-sized self-wrappered Franklin Square Library); Sampson Low's three-volume version, "presumably 1000 copies" [Purdy], came out a week later, in December 1881, with changes made by Hardy that are not reflected in either Harper publication. There was never a second printing of this three-volume format, and in just three months unsold copies were being remaindered.~This set is in the primary binding of sand-grain cloth, and is in good-to-very good condition. Faint rectangles at the top of the front covers, plus slightly pale spots near the bottom of the spines, reveal that this set (like most) went straight from the publisher to the lending libraries -- where they were rented out volume-by-volume. External wear is minor, though (light shelf-wear at the extremities, some faint damp-marks on the Vol II front cover). The front endpaper of Vol I is cracked, all six endpapers show the removal of bookplates, and there is some foxing on most of the first and last few leaves. All of that said, we have never been able to offer a better copy. Purdy pp 36-40; Sadleir 1109 (Sadleir places A LAODICEAN third in scarcity among Hardy's novels, behind only A PAIR OF BLUE EYES and DESPERATE REMEDIES).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        A LAODICEAN; Or, The Castle of the De Stancys. A Story of To-day. Three Volumes

      London:: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,, 1881. First Edition. Very Good. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. Three Very Good First Editions bound by Root and Son in green half leather with marbled boards, raised bands spines, gilt lettering spines, gilt floral decorations spine, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, silk ribbon bookmarks. All half titles present. vol. 1 first state with "or" on half-title page. Cover edge wear, small chip spine tip of Volume I, minimal scattered foxing. Spine vol II skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down. 8vos. 312 pp. 275 pp. 269 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        A LAODICEAN (First American Edition with 8 Illustrations by George Du Maurier)

      New York: Henry Holt Hardy, Thomas. A LAODICEAN. Or The Castle of the De Stancys. New York: Henry Holt, 1881. First Authorized American Edition with the earliest known endpaper ads. A Near Fine copy in publisher's original publisher's mustard colored cloth decorated in black. Scarce in this excellent condition. Of particular desirability as this is, we believe, the only instance of a Hardy American first edition, first binding published by Holt with some of its original illustrations; in this case there are eight illustrations (including frontispiece still protected by its tissue guard) by George Du Maurier. . First American Edition. Near Fine. Illus. by George Du Maurier.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Keramic Art of Japan

      London: Henry Sotheran and Co, 1881. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. 4to. This is the second edition of an important work first published by Audsley and Bowes in 1875. George Audsley and his brother William were noted architects and decorative arts experts. Audsley was also an early British authority on Japanese art publishing. The second edition incorporates information from relevant reports published after the first edition. The first section is an introductory essay of 111 pages, followed by chapters discussing different Keramic manufactures and provinces. The text is accompanied by 32 beautiful black and white and chromolithographic plates. Bound in a lovely signed binding by Root and Son in full green morocco with five raised bands and six compartments with elaborate floral devices and title to the spine, and with gilt lines and decoration to boards along interior and exterior edges. There is browning to spine and to top edge of front board, though gilt remains bright. Marbled end pages and full gilt edges. The interior is very clean with some browning to margins of pages not affecting the text and illustrations. Includes a detailed index and a glossary of marks and monograms. 304 pages. ART/071907.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        A Laodicean. Or, The Castle of the De Stancys. A Story of Today

      London: Samson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881., 1881. First Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Bound by Zaehnsdorf c. 1914 in dark green three quarter morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, green cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Slight sunning to spines; bookplate to paste down of vol.I. A superb three-decker. Hardy's foray into the Gothic novel. Published in the first week in December 1881 at 31s.6d., in an edition presumed to be 1000 copies. By February 1882 - only two months later - it had been remaindered to Mudie. Presumably the early despatch to Mudie's Lending Library explains why this title is very difficult to find in cloth in collectible condition. Despite given up on it so hastily, the publishers issued a New (one volume) Edition in the same year. Purdy, pp.36-40.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins

      Sbg./Wien/Innsbruck., Vlg. d. Deutschen u. Oesterr. Alpenvereins 1881ff.. Red. v. Th. Trautwein. Bd. 12 (1881) - Bd. 34 (1903), Bd. 39 (1908) - Bd. 44 (1913). Zus. 28 Bde. 8° (ab 1895 in-4°). Mit zahlr. Illustr., meist gefalt. Karten u. Panoramen HLn. d. Zt. (1881-83) u. OLn.-Bde. Bis 1894 mit prächtiger Gold- u. Silberpräg. Zustand überwiegend sehr gut. Von 1881-1903 durchgehende Folge. Es fehlen in: Bd. 15 (1884) Übersichtskarte d. Tennengebirges, Kalkkögel, Kartenskizze Brentagruppe, Panorama v. Habicht in Stubai; - Bde. 16-18 (1885-87) jeweils "Karte d. Berchtesgadener Alpen"; - Bd. 19 (1888) Specialkarte Karwendelgebirge; - Bd. 21 (1890) Specialkarte Großglockner; - Bd. 22 (1891) Übersichtskarte Ostalpen u. Specialkarte Ortlergruppe; - Bd. 23 (1892) Karte d. Sonnenblickgebietes; - Bd. 24 (1893) Karte d. Oetztahler u. Stubaiergruppe; - Bde. 26-28 (1895-97) jeweils Karte v. Oetzthal u. Stubai; - Bd. 31 (1900) Übersichtskarte Ostalpen westl. Bl.; - Bd. 32 (1901) Übersichtskarte d. Ostalpen östl. Bl. - Bd. 33 (1902) Touristenwanderkarte Dolomiten, Bl. 2; - Bd. 39 (1908) Karte d. Brentagruppe. - Zahlreiche Einzelbände sind lagernd und können auf Wunsch angeboten werden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

      D. Appleton and Company - 1881. First edition, first issue. 12mo brown pictorial cloth decorated in gilt and black. An absolutely fine copy, bright, fresh, sound and clean as the day it was first sold. Preserved in a half brown morocco clamshell case. The best copy we have ever seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Ballads and Sonnets

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

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Yankee Doodle. An Old Friend in a New Dress

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Ulysses S. Grant SIGNED ALS Letter NEW YORK CITY 1881

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Stonyhurst Magazine.

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

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

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

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

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        Broadside Circular. International Workmen's Association. North American Section - Pacific Coast Division - Organizer's Circular

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rundsicht vom Alvier 2363 mt.

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

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        Amor, God und Jenseits

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

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        Cram's Rail Road & Township Map of Nebraska.

      Geo. F. Cram, Chicago 1881 - Map with line color. Sheet size: 17 3/4 x 21 3/4". Inventory#: p593pmat.

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        Trento e il suo circondario: descritti al viaggiatore.

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

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

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      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]

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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]

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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]

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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

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        Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), to serve as an atlas to the "Handbook of British Fungi".

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

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

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

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

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

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881. 18th edition

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

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

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

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        Le Lévrier et son sport.

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

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      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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