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        Norges fuglevildt og jagten paa samme.

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

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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS: ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John L. Capes (Books Maps & Prints)]
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        Hällristningar (Felzenritungen) från Bohuslän (Sverige). Glyphes des Rochers (Suède).

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

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        11 Original Drawings for the Household edition of Charles Dickens' LITTLE DORRITT

      London: Published by Chapman and Hall 1881 [London: Published by Chapman and Hall, 1881]. (DICKENS, CHARLES) Various sizes. Comprising 8 pen-and-ink drawings by Mahoney, 1 gray wash drawing and 2 watercolor drawings by Green. Matted and bound into an oblong folio album of red morocco gilt by RiviËre & Sons, front hinge repaired. A few of the drawings show some minor foxing, otherwise fine

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

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

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        Nevada

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

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

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

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        LADY OF SHALOTT

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

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        Ancient Scottish Weapons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Etude dans mon jardin

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

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        Holzmalerei-Vorlagen zum Bemalen feiner Holzgeräthe [RARE]

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

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

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

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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE And PRICE LIST Of PRESSES, DIES, &c. Manufactured by E. W. Bliss, Successor to Bliss & Williams, Plymouth, Pearl & John Sts, Brooklyn, N. Y

      Brooklyn:. 1881.. Royal 8vo. 10-5/8" x 6-5/8". 1st edition thus, and 5th edition overall. Not in Romaine. 135, [1 (blank)] pp.. Period pebbled brown cloth with title lettering gilt stamped to front board.. Spine sunned. Modest binding wear. A VG+ copy.. Frontis of the Bliss & Williams plant. Most presses illustrated with a cut, many full-page in size & some folding.

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        Parole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Un bacio ed altri racconti milano giuseppe ottino, editore 1881

      In-16° (cm 18,6x11,6), pp. (2), XXI, (1), 167, (1), copertina editoriale. In ottimo stato. Rara edizione originale. (Prima edizione). Indice: A Fasma; Un bacio; Contrasto; L'ideale di Pìula; Storia fosca; Un caso di sonnambulismo; Il dottor Cymbalus.

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        Complete Works of Goethe

      Stuttgart. J.G. Gottafchen. 1881. Extravagently bound in half paneled red morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with extremely ornate gilt tooled motifs in the Art Nouveau fashion. Gilt titles. Marbled edges. Decorative Nouveau endsheets. 8vo (5" x 7.25"). Occasionally illustrated with full page monochrome plates. Text in high German. The slightest of occasional wear to spine and covers. A Fine, bright, brilliantly bound set.

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        La reliure francaise commerciale et industrielle depuis l'invention de l'imprimerie jusqu'a' nos jours. paris, morgard et fatout, 1881.

      Cm. 32,5, pp. (8) 137 (3). Con molte incisioni (anche a piena pagina) e 4 tavole fuori testo di cui due ripiegate e due (splendide) in cromolitografia. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli su tassello, piatti inquadrati da filetti concentrici e con armi centrali in oro. Taglio di testa dorato, dentelles interne e brossura originale conservata. Dorso abilmente e quasi impercettibilmente rifatto; esemplare a pieni margini ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Edizione originale ed unica.

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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.

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        The Common Law, First Edition, Sir Henry Maine's Copy

      1881. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. [1841-1935]. [Maine, Sir Henry Sumner (1822-1888)]. The Common Law. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1881. [i]-xvi, 422 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/4"). Original maroon pebbled cloth, blind double frames to boards, gilt title to spine, triple gilt rules at spine ends. Light rubbing to extremities, minor fraying to head of spine, corners bumped, some fading to spine, some staining and fading to boards, front hinge cracked but secure, large armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Maine to front pastedown. Light toning to text, internally clean. * First edition. As Friedman points out, "The Common Law was easily the most distinguished book on law by an American published between 1850 and 1900." In contrast to earlier Anglo-American jurists, and the reigning positivist ethos of the nineteenth century, Holmes proposed that the law was not a science founded on abstract principles but a body of practices that responded to particular situations. This functionalist interpretation led to his radical conclusion that law was not discovered, but invented. This radical theme is announced at the beginning of Lecture I: "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience" (1). Winfield observes that Holmes's "brilliant exposition, as effective on English scholarship and legal thinking as on American, of the true nature of law both as a development from the past and an organism of the present, blew fresh air into lawyer's minds encrusted with Blackstone and Kent." It went on to become a decisive influence on sociological jurisprudence, legal realism and the general development of Anglo-American law in the twentieth century. One of the greatest legal scholars of the nineteenth century, Maine's pathbreaking works, most notably Ancient Law, were the first to apply historical and evolutionary ideas to legal studies. More broadly, his work helped to establish the sociology of law. Maine was Corpus Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford from 1869 to 1878, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge from 1877 to 1887 and became Whewell Professor of International Law at Cambridge from 1887 to his death the following year. Friedman, A History of American Law 544. W

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        Handbook of the Bombay Presidency. With an Account of Bombay City.

      London: John Murray, 1881.. Second edition, but first thus. (4, advertisements), viii, 405, (1), 50 (advertisements) pp. Publisher's red cloth, gilt lettered to spine and upper cover, publisher's catalogue of titles to the endpapers, contemporary pencilled inscription to half title and notes to opposing page. Three smaller folding plans bound in and a larger folding map inserted in pocket at the rear. Volume neatly recased, some marking and mottling to the cloth, a very good copy overall. Lister, 221. The work was first published as the second part of the "Handbook for India" in 1859. This is the first separately published edition, with revisions and "for the most part rewritten". The additional four pages of advertisements at the front of the volume show a printed list of maps offered by Edward Stanford.

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        THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

      1881. hardcover. Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. With One Hundred and Ninety Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1881. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. <p>First Edition of Twain&#39;s historical tale for the young. During the last years of Henry VIII&#39;s reign, a prince finds a pauper who looks exactly like him and persuades him to exchange clothes -- at which time the prince is chased from the palace, is forced to live as a pauper, and experiences first-hand the wretchedness of the poor and the cruelty of the law. The London edition was intentionally published before the American edition, for copyright purposes; it was published in late November 1881, followed quickly by (or perhaps simultaneous with) the Montreal edition, and then the (1882-dated) Boston edition in mid-to-late December.</p> <p>This copy has the primary ad catalogue dated November 1881, and is in near fine condition (spine slightly faded, but less so than usual). This English edition is W Wto do the job miserably, so binders reverted to using string). <i></i>McBride pp 70-72; Blanck 3396. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.</p> CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:9305)

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        Fine Original Manuscript Hunting Manuals: "Traps and Snares"; "Rod and Gun"; "Fur and Feather"

      New York: E. Pritchard, 1881; 1882, 1883. 3 volumes. Small 8vo., (5 x 3 4/8 inches). Original water-color drawing frontispiece to each volume and each illustrated throughout with exquisite pen and ink drawings of hunting scenes, equipment, prey and scenery; folding lithographic map of the New York and Ontario Western Railway at the front of "Fur and Feather". Original hand-made cloth bindings each front cover decorated with original pen and ink drawings and titles. A charming set of outdoor sporting manuals set mainly in New York State and Canada, perhaps written by a father for his son, as a number of the humorous and informative sketches feature such a scenario. In short space, Pritchard gives detailed descriptions on all aspects of 19th-Century hunting, shooting, fishing, skiing, camping, and outdoor survival. We learn everything from how to make a tent, a canoe, and snowshoes. He also tells how to set all kinds of traps, how to catch various types of fish, how to work a rifle, and hints on hunting everything from snipe to buffalo. One has the impression upon leafing the pages that Pritchard was no slouch of an outdoorsman himself. The practical information is concise and direct and his illustrations (there are over 60) combine an artistic beauty and graphic realism that makes them irresistible and informative. A truly unique and charming collection of books for any sporting enthusiast.. Book.

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        The First of May: A Fairy Masque Presented in a Series of 52 Designs

      London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1881. First edition. Elephant Folio (16 x 18 inches). Bound in lavish red crushed morocco with ornate gilt-tooled geometric borders surrounding front and back covers, six raised bands with elaborate gilt-tooled panels, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers by Henry Sotheran. SIGNED BY WALTER CRANE, No. 7 of a Limted Edition of 300 Copies on India Proof paper. 57 sheets (and one limitation sheet), numbered I to LVI, each with magnificent drawing by Crane comprising illustrated panels with decorative borders. Many consider this to be Crane&#39;s crowning achievement, and surely the sheer number and quality of design bears this out. The book is boldly dedicated to Charles Darwin in a preliminary sheet. Most of these illustrations were done in 1878 and 1879 while Crane was visiting the Sherwood Forest, the setting in which Wise chose for his fairy tale adventure in a Mayday variation on "A Midsumer Night&#39;s Dream." The drawings appear in the book as high quality photogravure by Goupil and Company, a process Crane found to be highly successful. Edward Burne-Jones . "Burne-Jones greatly admired this gift book... Many other details reflect the influence of the older artist&#39;s work [Burne-Jones&#39;] such as the flowing bands of drapery fo the raibow Guardian in the &#39;Procession of Spring&#39;, Cranes androgynous nudes and various perpendicular compositions which echo the gentle sprial of &#39;They Golden stairs&#39;, one of th Burne-Joes&#39;s major works of the decade. The sumptuous binding is ivery tight and in excellent conditon with only minor rubbing to edges and corners and a few scuffs on the wide cover surface. Internally, the book is in near fine condition, with foxing as is nearly always found with this book owing to the acid quality of the thick India Paper. The foxing is heavier to preliminary sheets and the last few pages, but quite light internally and many plates are without foxing. (See Item #320, original mockup for Plate IX by Walter Crane).

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        DALZIELS' BIBLE GALLERY: ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1881.  First edition, 42.5 x 34cm [folio], in publisher's vellum w/gilt brown & red designs to covers & spine, gilt & red decorative title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, cream ep.s, 67 unpaginated card-stock leaves w/72 proof wood engravings by the Dalziels printed on tinted India paper laid on rectos.  Stated Limited Edition (374/1000) printed at the Camden Press, London. By 1862 the Dalziel Brothers were making preparations for an illustrated edition of the Bible, & over several years commissioned drawings from many of the finest illustrators of the period.  However, for various reasons the project never reached fruition, & 72 of the 90 accumulated engravings were finally published without biblical text in 2 sizes, a bound regular edition of 1000 numbered copies & a large De Luxe issue of 100 vellum-backed portfolios w/the loose-leaf sheets laid in.  Because the regular issue was priced at 5 guineas, "our Bible commercially speaking, was a dead failure,... some 200 copies being all that were sold. The balance of the number printed were disposed of at prices which we will not here record" ("Brothers Dalziel" 1901, p.256).  In any case all evidence points to 4 separate issues: 1) a pre-publication issue w/the Dalziels's undated Camden Press imprint; 2) the trade issue w/Routledge's 1881 imprint, limited to 1000 copies; 3) the special large paper issue in portfolios, also w/Routledge's 1881 imprint, limited to 100 copies; & 4) the American issue w/the 1881 imprint of Scribner & Welford, New York, who sold them in "[port]folio, vellum, & calf" for US$35.00 each.  While Ray suggests (p.96) that the portfolios were for presentation only, at least 3 copies of the regular issue were also presented; for example, Harvard's is a "Press Copy" inscr. by the Dalziels to R.H. Hutton, Editor of the "Spectator."  And while some copies of the regular issue have only 60 leaves of plates, all known portfolios (as in the copy described here) have the full complement of 62.  Binding Very Good (some rubbing to vellum, & moderate foxing to ep.s); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final leaves not affecting the plates).  White 146 ("the praise lavished on these designs is amply justified;... the book is monumental") & passim, Dalziels passim, Reid 49 ("the most sumptuous of all our books") & passim, Fredeman 90.12, Ray 158 ("the artistic level ... is surely higher than that in any other of the Dalziels' collaborative volumes"), de Beaumont 21, Goldman 50 & passim.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANE

      London: J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881. Extra-Illustrated with 100 Hand-Colored Plates 191 x 121 mm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). Three volumes. Reddish-brown crushed morocco, gilt, by Bayntun (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with gilt French fillet border and circlet cornerpieces, raised bands, spine compartments similarly decorated, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 12 original etchings by de Los Rios, as called for, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 95 HAND-COLORED PLATES by Warner, Tomlinson, and others. One board detached, other joints rather worn, a couple with older cracks repaired by glue, spines a bit scuffed, other general wear, a couple of tiny fore edge tears to one plate, otherwise the text and inserted plates in especially fine condition. Printed on high quality laid paper, this is a desirable extra-illustrated copy of Le Sage's great satirical picaresque romance, originally appearing in 1715-35 and first translated by Smollett in an edition printed in 1749. Le Sage (1668-1747) began his literary career translating Spanish works and thus came to appreciate the form, pioneered in Spain, of the picaresque novel, recounting the adventures of a likable rogue and satirizing the foibles of the times. In middle age, he turned to creating his own theatrical works and novels, and his acknowledged masterpiece is "Gil Blas." The story is set in Spain, and the feckless hero suffers many adventures and essays several careers (physician, courtier) before he learns compassion and achieves tranquility in a countrified life. Smollett's translation appeared at a time when he had written his own picaresque "Roderick Ransom," and, according to Tytler, "the English author is true to the sense, manner, and spirit of the original, and is often extremely happy in the interchange of particular idioms." The charming additional plates come from Richard Phillips' 1807 edition, and were carefully mounted and inserted with paper guards, thereby avoiding the offsetting almost inevitably found in extra-illustrated sets.

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        The Poems of Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury. Edited with an Introduction by John Churton Collins

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. First edition. xl,136pp. Original parchment, red and black lettering and decoration, edges untrimmed. Endpapers foxed. Covers somewhat darkened and discoloured, as often with this binding-style, in other respects a very good copy. §§The 1890&#39;s poet and aesthete JOHN GRAY&#39;S COPY, with his handsome bookplate to front pastedown. Discreet and attractive twentieth-century bookplate above that of Gray. On page 77, the poem &#39;To His Mistress For Her True Picture&#39; bears a pencil mark to the outer margin and two short pencilled underlinings that draw attention to the lines "a fair outside, / Within which worms and rottenness abide" (lines that might have appealed to the earlier Gray - the pencillings are possibly in his hand). Gray, the supposed original of the &#39;Dorian Gray&#39; of Oscar Wilde, had a lifelong interest in Renaissance poetry and contributed editions of Campion, Constable, Drayton and Sidney. His copy of a volume of Phineas Fletcher, bearing an identical bookplate, is in private hands.

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        Gengangere

      Kobenhavn: F. Hegel and Son, 1881. 164pp, original decorative cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, decorative endpapers, a.e.g. Rubbed to outer joints and corners, spine very slightly faded. Previous owners name to head of half-title, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. Text is Norwegian. First Edition. Original Cloth. Good+. 12mo.

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        Ballads and Sonnets

      London: Ellis and White, 1881. First edition. 8vo. 335, [1], [1, ad] pp. Original blue cloth, stamped in gold Rossetti design, fine. Cloth open-faced slipcase . Inscribed to Algernon Charles Swinburne&#39;s mother, Lady Jane Henrietta Swinburne (1809-1896): "To The Lady Jane Swinburne With the most sincere and heart-felt regards of Theodore Watts." Watts was the dedicatee of this book and Algernon Charles Swinburne&#39;s companion. GREAT ASSOCIATION

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        Bartolozzi and His Works, A Biographical and Descriptive Account of the Life and Career of Francesco Bartolozzi, R.A.; 2 Vols

      London / New York: Field & Tuer / Scribner & Welford. 1881. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited Printing. Two volumes, complete. Large quarto, full vellum with gilt titles, gilt top edge, clean unmarked texts, 211 + 152 pp., illustrated (including some plates on silk), Very Good set, some foxing/soil/discoloration to the outer edges of some pages, light soil to the covers, some wear to the tips and edges of the covers and to the spines of both volumes (some expert repair-work has been done to the lower portion of the spine of the first volume), two small bookplates to the front pastedowns of both volumes. No statement of limitation, but we assume 1/100 of this Limited Printing. Digital images sent upon request.

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        POEMS: A NEW EDITION (Large Paper Copy)

      London: Ellis & White, 1881.  First edition thus, 22.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's cream paper spine over slate blue boards, paper title-label to spine, deckle edges, [i-ix] x-xi [xii], [1-3] 4-294, [1-2 publ. adverts] mostly unopened pp.  Limited Edition Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked Whatman handmade paper by Strangeways & Sons, London.  With the small blindstamp of American International to titlepage, & traces of their markings to spine & fr. pastedown.  Binding Fair (spine darkened w/loss to extremities & label, corner tips sl. worn, & fr. joint cracked); contents Near-Fine.  Slater p.218, Rossetti 34 ("there were also 31 copies printed on large paper"), Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 148, Fredeman 23.11, Fennell 22 ("contains most of the poems first seen in ['Poems' 1870], except that the 'House of Life' has been removed ... and a few sonnets have been eliminated.  Four new poems and three new translations are added"), Colbeck 23.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Limited. hardcover. near fine. 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. 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.

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        The Giant Raft. Part I (Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon) and Part II (The Cryptogram) Translated by W. J. Gordon.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1881/1882. First English edition.. Rebound in half calf with raised bands and gilt titling.. Each a very good copy.. Two Volumes. Octavo. The first English edition in two volumes of the author&#39;s famous work, "The Giant Raft," including "Part 1: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" and "Part II: The Cryptogram." Translated by W. J. Gordon. Printed by Gilbert and Rivington Limited. All plates present. Part I is 244 pages, with 43 illustrations and 32 pages of advertisements at rear. Part II is 254 pages, with 37 illustrations (not including the frontispiece) and 32 pages of advertisements at rear. ~The book is bound in a half calf binding with floral design, which appears contemporary to the age of the book, with five raised bands on spine and gilt-stamped titling. All edges gilt. The binding has some rubbing but is in overall very nice condition. The interior is clean with only a hint of soiling and light finger soiling on a few pages. ~Published in French in 1881 as "La Jangada," the Brazilian word for large river raft, this Sampson Low first English edition was published in November 1881 and May 1882 (Part&#39;s I and II, respectively). It preceded Scribner&#39;s first American hardbound edition, which was published in December 1881 and September 1882. ~A beautiful first English edition set of this timeless Verne classic, handsomely rebound.

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        THE STEAM HOUSE (THE DEMON OF CAWNPORE + TIGERS AND TRAITORS)

      1881. hardcover. <center><b>a FINE set</b></center> Verne, Jules. THE STEAM HOUSE. Part I. THE DEMON OF CAWNPORE. <u>With:</u> Part II. TIGERS AND TRAITORS. [Together, two volumes.] Translated from the French by A. D. Kingston. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881. 32 pp ads in each volume, dated April 1880 in Part I and January 1881 in Part II. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, all edges gilt. 2 vols. <p>First British Edition (and first illustrated edition in English) of this tale taking place in India.</p> <p><?ms_indent>Nana Sahib is wanted for the atrocities he committed during the Sepoy revolt in india in 1857. Ten years later, an engineer named Banks invites Colonel Munro, Captain Hood, a Frenchman named Maucler and their associates to accompany him on a tour of the northern parts of India in a unique conveyance. The conveyance&#39;s engine resembles a huge elephant; only this elephant is powered by steam. As the adventurers head north it becomes obvious to them that Colonel Munro (whose wife was reported killed at Cawnpore) has plans for revenge. Unknown to him, Nana Sahib has similar intentions. [Kytasaari] </?ms_indent></p> <p>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.</p> <p>George Munro of New York 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 this first illustrated edition (and first British edition) of Part I in December 1880, followed by Part II in April 1881. Then Scribner published American illustrated editions, of Part I in February 1881, and of Part II in May 1881.</p> <p>Both volumes are remarkably fine and bright, with essentially no wear at all (the marginal corner of one ad leaf is chipped away); even the original endpapers remain uncracked. A few gatherings standing slightly proud, but this is due to the early-80s ill-conceived experiment of binding with staples rather than with string. These English volumes are considerably scarcer than their Scribner counterparts, and are downright rare as a matched pair in this condition. Taves & Michaluk V021; Myers 46.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12159)

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        Keramic Art of Japan

      Henry Sotheran and Co. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1881. Leather Boards. 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. Near Fine.

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        YANKEE DOODLE

      1881. PYLE,HOWARD. YANKEE DOODLE: AN OLD FRIEND IN A NEW DRESS. NY: Dodd Mead 1881. Square 4to, (9 1/4 x 10 1/2"), pictorial boards, tips and edges worn as is common else, tight, clean and unusually nice copy. First edition of Pyle's 1st commissioned book. There are 8 full page color illustrations (an early example of color printing for children's books) plus extensive blue illustrations on every page of text. Very scarce and when found, usually in wretched condition, this being a nice copy.

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        Yankee Doodle, An Old Friend in a New Dress

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

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        A HISTORY OF THE ST.LOUIS BRIDGE; Containing a Full Account of Every Step in its Construction and Erection, and including the Theory of the Ribbed Arch and the Tests of Materials.

      St. Louis. G.I.Jones 1881 First Edition.. A Unique Inscribed Presentation Copy from the bridges designer and builder James Buchan Eads, to John Bridge Aspinall. QC. London April 1884" [ Mayor of Liverpool 1804]When completed in 1874, the Eads Bridge was the longest arch bridge in the world, with an overall length of 6,442 feet. The ribbed steel arch spans, inspired by Telford's London Bridge were considered daring, as was the use of steel as a primary structural material: it was the first such use of true steel in a major bridge project. [ A "Test Elephant "was led across to an appreciative crowd to prove it was safe ] Folio 14½"x11" Original full black morrocco elaborately blocked in blind & gilt.Gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. AEG Superbly illustrated with a mixture of Collotypes[Here called Artotypes] Lithographs wood cuts and a steel engraved portrait of Eads.Together with his glowing recomendation of the book. Rubbing to joints but still sound. A splendid association copy.NB: Additional images of the book can be provided on request.

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        Servii Grammatici Qui Fernuntur in Vergilii Carmini Commentarii. Recensuerunt Georgius Thilo et Hermannus Hagen.

      3 volumes in four. B.G. Teubner, Leipzig 1881-1902. Large 8vo. Bound in 4 near uniform brown halfleather bindings of calf. First two volumes with a slightly dry and scratched spine. Otherwise a nice set. Name on flyleaf (the Danish classical scholar Holger Friis Johansen).. I. Aeneidos librorum I-V commentarii, recensuit Georgius Thilo. II. Aeneidos librorum VI-XII commentarii, recensuit Georgius Thilo. III, 1. In Bucolica et Georgica commentarii, recensuit Georgius Thilo. III, 2 Appendix Serviana ceteros preater Servium et Scholia Bernensia Vergilii commentatores continens, recensuit Hermannus Hagen.** Maurus Servius Honoratus was a late 4th-century grammarian from Italy and he wrote a series of commentaries on the works of Virgil

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        Uplands herregårdar med beskrifvande text.

      Stockholm, 1881. Oblong 4:o. 26 X 37 cm. Coloured lithographed extra title leaf, 60 coloured lithographed plates (all, a few textleaves browned from the plates). Well preserved goldtooled original cloth, goldtooled spine

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