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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 : 1881 Original Paperback Wisden with Facsimile Spine

      1881. Hi, This lot is an Original 1881 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine. This is in Good to Very good condition, overall this is a very nice book, the things to note is that there is some foxing inthe book but it is not off putting, there are also cover touch ups to the edges and a new facsimile spine added. The covers are clean with name to the front cover in ink, other than the foxing internally it is very nice and tightly bound.

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        Verschneiter Tannenwald. Ölgemälde auf Malpappe.

       Bildgröße 36 x 35 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) , alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß 47,5 x 45,5 cm ), links oben mit Otto Illies signiert, undatiert. Dargestellt ist eine Ansicht auf reich schneebedeckte Tannen im Sonnenschein und teils verschattet in der typischen starken expressiven Farbigkeit Otto Illies ( *1881 - 1959 . Geboren in Yokohama, unterrichtet unter anderem von Ernst Eitner sowie Schüler von L. von Hofmann an der Weimarer Kunstschule, später in Hamburg und in Wernigerode lebend ) / Literatur: Thieme-Becker u.a. ). Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 1600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Illies, Schnee, Winterlandschaft, Winter, Tannen, Tannenwald, Ölgemälde, Gemälde, Google, Otto Illies

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        Les premières illustrées. Notes et croquis. Saison théâtrale 1881-1882 (up to and including) 1887-1888. Directeur M. de Brunhoff. Préface (first vol.) Henri Meilhac, (third vol.) Victorien Sardou, (sixth vol.) Albain Valabrègue. Collaborateurs Bernard-Derosne, Blavet, Bourgerot, Claretie, Camille Lemonnier, H. de Lapommeraye, Hugues Leroux, Catulle Mendez, Un Monsieur en habit noir, Guy de Saint-Mór, Francisque Sarcey, Auguste Vitu, etc. etc. Illustrations par nos meilleurs artistes: Mlle Blanche Pierson, MM Barbin, Destez, Gambard, Lunel, Mars, , Meunier, Rasetti, Vogel, Willette, etc

      Paris, Alphonse Piaget, 1881-1888. 7 vols. complete. Large 8vo (29x20 cm). Original illustrated wrappers, in colours (dust-soiled and browned, spines partly broken and a bit damaged). ( Quires partly loosening). Uncut. Good set, carefully printed on nice glazed paper in red and black (titles and subtitles), plates and illustrations in text, partly in colours. With many full-page plates in text and 123 plates not included in the pagination, partly on special thick paper, made in different techniques: zincographies, heliogravures, lithographies, and typographies partly in colours, and original, pasted in, photographs. - Complete run of 7 years of this attractive periodical, hard to find together. (Dans BnF: 2 années disponibles).

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Discours et plaidoyers politiques (14 novembre 1868-18 juillet 1882). Publiés par M. Joseph Reinach.

      Paris, Charpentier, 1881-1885. ____ Portrait dans le 11e volume et appendice à la fin : "Pièces et documents divers relatifs à la maladie, à la mort et aux obsèques de M. Gambetta"et "Gambetta orateur" et index alphabétique. Des rousseurs, dos frottés, assez bon exemplaire.*-------*. 11 volumes in-8. Collation : Demi-basane verte foncée, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design

      Vendome Press. Hardcover. 0865652503 Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design - Limited Numbered Edition with Three Original Signed and Numbered Color Prints; Linen Box Contains Nine Containers of Real Gem Stones - Mother of Pearl Number #18 affixed to box spine; Box interior is also Thrice Signed; No 18 of 500; by Janet Zapata (Author), Amanda Vaill (Author), David Behl (Photographer); one very small closed tear to lower corner of print holder; Original Linen case is in Fine condition Paperback book is factory-sealed unread condition; First Edition; very scarce. Dazzling and celebrity-filled, this survey of the life, times, and works of Seaman Schepps (1881-1972), one of New York's greatest jewelers, is being published to accompany an important exhibition of his stunning designs. A true original, Schepps created eye-popping jewels that fused exotic materials with a sexy style and captured the imagination of trend-setting American women. . Fine. First Edition.

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        Victorian Album of Original Mounted Zany Caricatures Done in Pen-and-Ink, Some Watercolors, with Numerous Miniatures

      1881 - A fun house mirror into Victorian society, with over 300 clippings creating a collage of organized chaos on many of the pages. In our view, the arrangement of the imagery augments the irreverent spirit of the caricatures. 4to. 27.5 by 22 cm. Unpaginated, 73 pages of visual content, with all rectos used and some versos, with, by our count, a total of 309 separate mounted pieces with original artwork. Of these, 50 are colored. Not all the mounted illustrations are caricature, but the overwhelming majority are, and the cumulative effect of the album is an exuberant playfulness. The sheer number of caricatures crammed into these pages gives one the sense that a broad swath of Victorian society, bourgeois and noble, has come in for skewering. MPs, operagoers, jockeys, young and old lovers, musicians, minstrel performers, etc. etc. -- no one is spared. The miniatures, although not great in number, pack an outsized wallop, as well as speak the skill of the artist The artwork appears to us to have been done by a single person, a gifted amateur, about whom we know nothing with certainty. The strongest clue about him is a piece that states "School of Medicine Liverpool". Yet only a few of the clips near this appear to be poking fun at doctors and patients. The album is most definitely scrappy, but while this can be meant pejoratively, here the scrappiness of the album contributes to its charm, for the chock-a-block imagery on the page truly acts like a kaleidoscope -- hence, again, the fun house analogy above. Undoubtedly viewers will find similarities to Tenniel, du Maurier, Leech, and we can comfortably assume that "Punch" magazine was not unappreciated by this artist. The dating is based on one entry on the fourth page, "My diary 1881". We would assume that much of the artwork might have been done prior to this, later than this, or both, but the 1881 helps anchor the album, and we would add, much of the dress and styles exhibited in the album would reinforce this dating, loosely-speaking. To return to the question of the amount of color, there is some subjectivity in our categorization. We didn't include as colored pieces with what we thought, given the drawing, was a trivial amount of color. Also, we would note that the pieces were of widely varying size and shape, and there were some larger pieces that read as more than a single work of art, or were within themselves, a montage of sorts. As to the color quotient, when we do a page count assessment, we come up with 15 pages that read as color. Either way, the color quotient falls in the range of 16 to 20 percent, which is in line with our subjective impression leafing through the pages.

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        Poets and Etchers

      James R. Osgood, Boston, 1881 - hbk large 4to decorated cloth boards with beveled edges blind-tooled front board with black and gilt decoration edges and spine strip showing shelfwear now in a custom acetate jacket 83pp contents include 20 poems by T. B. Aldrich, W. C. Bryant, R. W. Emerson, J. R. Lowell, H. W. Longfellow, and J. G. Whittier and 20 etchings together with many vignettes in the text by A F. Bellows, Samuel Colman, Henry Farrer, R. Swain Gifford, and J. D. Smillie all plates are present with their accompanying tissue guards the signatures are loose and the pages lightly and evenly toned but all are present and this is generally a handsome copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1881. 5 volumes, octavo (212 x 134 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments, marbled boards and edges. Engraved frontispiece. Some occasional light foxing, spines and edges a little rubbed, an excellent set. An attractively bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed letter signed; "TIetjen," "Walter," to "Ew. Hochwohlgeboren" March 10, 1928

      Berlin. -. Folded for mailing, slight mark, fine.. One page, on printed letterhard, approx. 9 X 11-1/2 in. Writing as co-chairs for the Spring ball of the Berlin State Opera, the two conductors sign a formal request to a potential benefactor, offering a place of honor at the ball. Heinz Tietjen (1881-1967) was a longtime director of the Berlin State Opera and, later, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus; Bruno Walter (1876-1962) was among the most celebrated conductors of the twentieth century.

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        Het Nieuwe Testament, of alle Boeken des Nieuwen Verbonds onzes Heeren Jezus Christus, uit de Grieksche Taal in onze Nederlandsche Taal getrouwelijk overgezet. Op last van de Hoog- Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en volgens het besluit van de Synode Nationaal, gehouden te Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 en 1619. Ingerigt overeenkomstig de thans meest gebruikelijke Taal en Spelling. WITH: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen , in den jare 1773 gekozen, met de noodige daarin gemaakte veranderingen. Ingerigt overeenkomstig de thans meest gebruikelijke Taal en Spelling. WITH:

      Amsterdam, Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie 1881/1881/1879/1881 - (4) 355, (4) 427 (1), (8) 366 (14), (4) 142 (8), 33 p. Contemporary Tortoiseshell binding, with 2 golden clasps, golden hinges, 28 decorative golden nails and gilt-edged text block, 8° H. 13 x L. 9 x W. 5 cm. (The final piece of the top clasp has been forged anew. The inner side of the top clasp has the initials J.S. (Jantien Sijbring) and the bottom clasp has the year 1886 engraved. Dutch church book containing the States Translation of the New Testament, the Psalms and Hymns -with musical notation- and the Forms. Attractive binding bound in black with ochre coloured flamed tortoiseshell with golden double clasp, golden hinges and 28 decorative golden nails. The clasps are made by a goldsmith from Amsterdam named Petrus Franciscus van Maarseveen who was active from the year 1868 until 1880. The clasps and joints are decorated with ornamental designs and both clasps have a cut out pattern with an applique in the centre.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AYALA'S ANGEL.

      Chapman & Hall., London 1881 - 3 vols. pp. iv, 280; iv, 272; iv, 277. No half titles as called for, final blank in Vol 3 lacking. 8vo. Half roan, marbled boards. Some minor, pale foxing. 1st edition. Previous owners name on front free endpaper. A good copy. Sadleir 60. Scarce in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt

      New York: D. Appleton, 1881-1883. First edition, American issue of Wilson's pictorial survey of the Holy Land and Egypt. Folio, 4 volumes, bound in the original publisher's green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. Illustrated with thirty-nine full-page steel engravings and more than 600 text engravings. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Scarce and desirable in this condition. Sir Charles Wilson had many interests in life outside his military and political duties, and probably did more than any other man to increase the knowledge of the geography and archaeology of Asia Minor, Palestine, and the adjacent countries" (Watson). Wilson's was the first official survey of Jerusalem (1864-65), the brainchild of Angela Burdett-Coutts of the wealthy banking family, who wished to provide Jerusalem with an improved water system. In the course of the survey, Wilson's team was given permission to make images of Muslim sacred areas, including the Dome of the Rock (pictured in Volume I, 49-66), from which Christians had been previously barred (Vaczek & Buckland, 68-69).

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        La Societa Veneta per Imprese e Costruzioni Pubbliche 1872-1881.

      Antonio Roberti. Fair. 1881. B000ZZVVLM Fair. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 37 cm, xxix, 161 pages, with frontispiece portrait, black & white illustrations in the text + 71 numbered diagrams and plans. Fair condition but for some foxing in pages, ink inscription on front free endpaper, and covers with slightly loose binding, some fading and abraded areas at edges especially along spine, and with corners bumped. . B000ZZVVLM .

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        The Stones of Venice vollume 1 and 2 Travelers Edition.

      John Ruskin (8 February 1819 - 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Publication history, first editionsThe Stones of Venice. Volume the First. The Foundations, 1851, Smith, Elder & Co., LondonThe Stones of Venice. Volume the Second. The Sea-stories, 1853, Smith, Elder & Co., London, The Stones of Venice....Georgr Allen Sunnyside , Orpington, Kent, 1881. Books in NEAR MINT condition, tight,spine intact, no pulling. Boards and text clean and bright. Very good copiesfor 136 years old. THE STONES OF VENICE WAS REVISED , EDITED AND ISSUED IN A NEW "TRAVELLERS" EDITION" IN 1879' not sure if this is a First revised Edition.

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        [WOMEN] Женщина. Ея жизнь, нравы и общественное положение у всҍхъ народов земного шара.

      Translation of:Das Frauenleben der Erde (Vienna, 1881). St. Petersburg : Izdanie A.F. Devrien, 1885. Large octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt (rubbed and lightly marked), title, page iii and rear endpaper with nineteenth century Russian private library stamps, pp xii, 688, with 200 lithographs including full-page plates and smaller illustrations in the text; scattered foxing, otherwise a clean and sound copy. Text in Russian. The English translation of this work was published asWoman in all lands : her domestic, social, and intellectual condition (New York, c.1885). A comprehensive study of women in all of the world's regions, including Oceania (pp 303-332), with illustrations of Hawaiian women. Only three copies of the Russian edition located in OCLC: University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign); University of Florida; University of Cambridge.

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        Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado and Portions of Adjacent Territory

      Department of the Interior, United States Geological and Geographical Surveys of the Territories, 1881. Cloth. Very good. Unpaginated. 68 cm. 20 maps and diagrams, 10 in colour. Brown cloth hardcover with gold print. Some wrinkling to cloth, corners worn and spine ends worn, some light scratches. Front free endpaper torn in two pieces and much creased. Also a crease in rear free endpaper. Some light foxing to endpapers and title page. All maps and endpapers clean and neat. List of Sheets: 1. Triangulation Map. 2. Drainage map. 3. Economic Map. 4. General Geological Map. Topographical: 5. Northwestern Colorado. 6. Northern Central Colorado. 7. Central Colorado. 8. Western Colorado. 9. Southwestern Colorado. 10. Southern Central Colorado. Geological: 11. Northwestern Colorado. 12. Northern Central Colorado. 13. Central Colorado. 14. Western Colorado. 15. Southwestern Colorado. 16. Southern Central Colorado. 17 & 18. Geological sections. 19 & 20. Panoramic views.

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        [Historical Atlas of China] 支那歴代沿革圖説

      Shina rekidai enkaku zusetu. Osaka, Japan : [Maekawa Zenbei] 前川善兵衛 and [Yanagihara kihei]  柳原喜兵衛, [1881] (Meiji 14). Hand coloured copperplate engraving, originally accordion style publication, repaired as quarto book, retains original covers and title label with some rubbing. Internal maps are clean with no damage, front endpaper with some adhesive residue spots. A collection of seventeen Chinese historical maps, published as a volume, lacking the final map, Gen-ji saiiki zokkoku-zu 元時西域屬國圖 [Subject states of China in the western regions in the Yuan period] and the final page with publication details. The preface states the collection is based on the information of Chinese geographical books including Guang yu ji 廣輿記 [Records of the Vast Empire],  Da Ming yi tong zhi 大明一統誌 [Records of the unity of the Great Ming], and Da Qing yi tong zhi 大清一統誌 [Records of the unity of the Great Qing]. Maps included: Shinkoku kyōiki-zu 清國境域圖 [Territory of Qing] Ka Yin-kan kyōiki-zu 夏殷間疆域圖 [Territory of Xia and Yin] Shū kyōiki-zu 周疆域圖 [Territory of Zhou] Shunshū rekkoku-zu 春秋列國圖 [Nations of Spring and Autumn Period] Sengoku kakkyo-zu 戦國割據圖 [Seven Warring States] Shin sanjūrokugun-zu 秦三十六郡圖 [Thirty-six Counties of Qin] Zenkan kyōiki-zu 前漢疆域圖 [Territory of Western Han] Gokan kyōiki-zu 後漢疆域圖 [Territory of Eastern Han] Shoku Go Gi sangoku-zu 蜀呉魏三國圖 [Three Kingdoms - Shu, Wu, and Wei] Seishin Nanbokuchō Zui kyōiki-zu 西晋南北朝隋疆域圖 [Territory of Western Jin, the Northern and Southern Dynasties, and Sui] Tō Jūdō-zu 唐十道圖 [Ten States of Tang] Sō kyōiki-zu sou 宋疆域圖 [Territory of Song] Gen kyōiki-zu 元疆域圖 [Territory of Yuan] Min kyōiki-zu 明疆域圖 [Territory of Ming] Tō-ji saiiki sōzu 唐時西域総図 [Western regions in the Tang period] Nanbokuchō-ji saiiki sōzu 南北朝時西域総図 [Western regions in the Northern and Southern Dynasties period] Kan-ji saiiki sōzu 漢時西域総図: [Western regions in the Han period]

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        The Stonyhurst Magazine.

      Stonyhurst College. 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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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Mont Dare, 9. VIII. 1881. - 4 SS. 8vo. Beiliegend eh. adressierter Umschlag und Zeitungsausschnitt. An eine Louise in Wien: "C'est au Mont Dare que j'ai reçu votre amiable petit mot dont je vous remercie sincèrement. Je suis heureuse de voir que vous ne nous oubliez pas ni nous, ni la gentille et amiable famille Fischhof - remerciez tous de ma part je vous prie - Auguste est venu m'accompagner ici mais il est reparti aussitôt pour Vichy [ ] Je resterai sans doute ici encore une quinzième de jours afin de finir la cure commencée [ ]". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Approving Treaty Limiting Chinese Immigration - A Rarity from James Garfield’s Brief Presidency

      1881 - Partly Printed Document Signed, as President, May 9, 1881, 1 p. 8 x 10 in. "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to cause the Seal of the United States to be affixed to my ratification of a treaty relating to Chinese immigration into the U.S. signed at Peking Nov. 17, 1880." Historical ContextThe 1842 Treaty of Nanking that ended the First Opium War opened many Chinese ports to foreign trade. In 1844, the Treaty of Wanghia placed American trade on par with the British, effectively recognizing the United States as a rising world power. After the Second Opium War, the United States, Britain, France and Russia won the right to open offices in Beijing. During the California Gold Rush and the construction of the transcontinental railroad, large numbers of Chinese emigrated to America. After being driven from the mines, most settled in Chinatowns in places like San Francisco, finding jobs mostly as low-pay laborers.In 1868, the Burlingame Treaty established formal friendly relations, gave China most favored nation status, and encouraged immigration from China. But after the Civil War, anti-Chinese animosity grew as the American economy declined. In 1879, Congress prohibited ships from bringing more than fifteen Chinese passengers in a single voyage. President Rutherford B. Hayes vetoed it as a violation of the Burlingame Treaty, but sent a delegation to China, led by James B. Angell, to negotiate a new treaty that included immigration restrictions.The two nations signed the Angell Treaty on November 17, 1880, in Peking (now Beijing). The treaty temporarily suspended immigration of Chinese laborers, while allowing white-collar professionals. A concurrent treaty also negotiated by the Angell commission and China limited trade in opium. The U.S. Senate advised ratification of the Angell Treaty on May 5, 1881, and new President James A. Garfield signed it on May 9. This order authorized and directed Secretary of State James G. Blaine to affix the seal of the United States to the treaty, making it official. Presidential documents issued by Garfield are quite rare, given his brief time in office. In fact, the Treaty wasn't publicly proclaimed until after his assassination.In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act extended the ban on the immigration of Chinese laborers for another ten years. In 1892, the Geary Act extended Chinese exclusion for another ten years, and in 1902, it became "permanent." James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was born in Ohio and was raised by his widowed mother. After attending an academy and a Disciples of Christ college, he graduated from Williams College in 1856. He served in the Ohio Senate before raising a regiment in 1861, which he led as its colonel. Promoted to brigadier general at the age of 30, Garfield participated in the Battle of Shiloh. He later became chief of staff for General William S. Rosecrans. In 1862, he won election as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served until 1880. Elected to the U.S. Senate by the Ohio legislature in January 1880 for a term starting more than a year later, Garfield became an early choice of the Republicans for the Presidency. Elected over fellow Civil War veteran Winfield Scott Hancock by less than 2,000 votes, Garfield took office in March 1881. Only July 2, Garfield was shot by a disappointed office seeker, and died ten weeks later.

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        LECCIONES DE MUNDO Y DE CRIANZA ENTRESACADAS DE LAS CARTAS QUE MILORD CHESTERFIELD ESCRIBIA A SU HIJO STANHOPE CUANDO ESTABA EDUCANDOSE

      - 1881, Madrid, Imprenta de D. Ramon Verges, tercera edicion, 192 paginas, 16x12, cubiertas artesanales de lujo en tapa dura toda piel, buen estado.

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        Western Pacific Chart No. 3

      London: James Imray and Son. Good. 1881. Map. Thick blue paper-backed map with cloth border. The border is loose in a few sections and the map has rolling creases, dampstains on the right edge and lower left corner, and other light soil. Image shows only a portion due to scanner size. This is a large map of the Marshall, Solomon and Caroline Islands region in the Western Pacific, with over three dozen detailed relief map insets of islands. James Imray (1829-1891) and Sons published charts from around the world, and his publishing company has survived to this day. The title has two oval stamps next to it, one from Imray and another from an optician and chart dealer in Adelaide, Australia. Uncommon. No copies found on OCLC. ; 50" by 40 1/2" .

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        "Early life in Australia", 1840 to 1889. Copy of journal written by Mrs. John Caverhill, née Mack

      Head of title: Greenburn, Reston, Berwickshire. 2nd October, 1881. [U.K. : circa 1920]. Disbound typed manuscript,recto only of 23 quarto leaves, preceded by a typed title page, the final page with typed explanation "Written by my Mother, Jane Blackwood Mack, who married John Caverhill, eldest son of William Cavehill Crichness Duns and Helen Caverhillnée Mack of 'Berry Bank Reston' at Glastonbury, from her Uncle James Austin's house 'The Abbey', in 1872. She died 19th March, 1894. They had three children - Helen, William Renwick and Austin Mack. Signed ... Helen Urquhart,née Caverhill."; complete, clean and legible. In the 1950s, while in the United Kingdom carrying out research for her book on pioneer Western District settlers, Men of yesterday (Melbourne : MUP, 1961), Australian historian Margaret Kiddle managed to track down Jane Caverhill's original manuscript journal, which was still in her family's possession. Kiddle recognised the great importance of the document as a primary source for the history of European settlement of Victoria's Western District, but was not able to convince the family to bequeath the manuscript to an Australian public institution. Kiddle did take away with her, however, the present typed transcription of the manuscript, made by Helen Urquhart, Jane Caverhill's daughter, probably around 1920. Kiddle arranged for the typescript to be microfilmed, and the microform version is now held in the State Library of Victoria. InStrangers in a Foreign Land: The Journal of Niel Black and Other Voices from the Western District (Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2008, pp. 255-279), historian Maggie MacKellar published Caverhill's complete manuscript, having transcribed it from the State Library of Victoria's microform copy. (MacKellar had also located the original in the U.K., but had found the task of transcribing Caverhill's handwriting a difficult one. She subsequently found the microform version through a reference in Kiddle's notes). Until now, the whereabouts of Helen Urquhart's typescript has not been known. Provenance: from the estate of Flora Frost (née Jeffery), 1877-1958, wife of Melbourne journalist Gustave Robert "Gus" Frost, thence by descent. This important memoir was written by Jane Caverhill for her children. With its attention to detail and eloquent prose, the document was rated by Margaret Kiddle as being equal in significance to the journal of prominent Western District squatter Niel Black. In addition to its extended account of Jane's family's experiences in the Western District (Jane was born in Geelong in 1840), it contains the story of Jane's mother and her brothers, the Austins, in Tasmania from around 1810, which would have been handed down to Jane in oral accounts. Jane Mack's mother, Anna Austin, was from a Somerset farming family. At some point around 1810 two of Jane's mother's brothers, Josiah and Solomon Austin, emigrated to Van Diemen's Land, and their enthusiastic letters home encouraged their brothers James and Tom, their parents and Jane's mother, young Anna Austin, to join them. Jane's account mentions the family property, Roseneath, and its splendid orchards remembered by her eldest sister, Catherine. [Around 1816, James Austin, in partnership with his cousin James Earle, established the Austin Ferry across the Derwent. The family built what was initially known as Austin's Farm, an inn which was in 1821 re-named Roseneath by Governor Macquarie, who stayed there on three occasions.] According to Jane, grandfather Austin (Anna's father) returned to England, but her mother Anna remained and "kept house for her brothers, kept all the books and must have been a great help to them, but on January 28th, 1836, she married Joseph Gardner Mack and went to live at a miserable farm called Peckham Vale" [45 km northwest of Hobart]. Jane's father, Joseph Gardner Mack, was born in 1805 and hailed from Berwickshire. Jane's memoir explains how her father quit the property at Peckham Vale and moved his family across Bass Strait to the new colony at Port Phillip, where they managed the Wool Pack Inn at Geelong for about 18 months. Jane was born there. Because of her mother's dislike of inns and alcohol, the family then moved further west to Colac, where they took up a dairy farm. Young Jane and her siblings had an Irish governess, and Jane's memoir contains many anecdotes about her time there, including stories she heard about the mythical bunyip: "The natives would not bathe in those basins because they said 'The Bunyip was last seen there'. Many people suppose the Bunyip was an extinct animal which had been a terror to the natives. They were asked to sketch it, but no two drawings bore any resemblance to each other. Still the early settlers thought there might still be a ferocious animal though they had not come across it and one morning it was currently reported that the monster had been seen by some Gentlemen on their way home from a convivial evening, and their account was after an encounter with a ferocious black animal trying in vain to shoot it (they always carried guns in case of being attaked by the natives) it took refuge in a swamp filled with high rushes. One settler when he heard the tale said 'I'm sure it was one of Mack's pigs' and so it turned out, for the footprints and the hair showed plainly that one of the boars of my Father's which had gone wild was the supposed Bunyip. The natives were not supposed to be cannibals, but a Mr. Beattie, an old Gentleman, came upon a couple finishing their meal and asked where their child was and could get no satisfactory reply. They decamped and he raised the ashes and found some human bones!" The family were not successful at dairy farming and soon were forced to relocate to their uncle's sheep station, called Long Water Holes. After spending time in both Geelong and St. Leonard's, they then took up a sheep station between Cressy and Lismore, Gherangemarajah, which Joseph Mack was to re-nameBerry Bank, the name of his father's Berwickshire farm: "Gherangemarajah was a desolate, dreary place, not a blade of green grass, brackish water and only four trees on the whole station except a few wattle trees that grew in the garden and in which I often hid myself when there were new books in the house and I wanted a quiet read, which I knew I could not get in the house where there was always somebody wanting you to do something. In a very short time we began to build a good stone house at the back of the old one and whenever lessons were over it was our amusement to see how the house was getting on. The old piano was in one of the rooms long before it was finished. I used to amuse the work people by playing dance music to them. What a wonderful house - that was thought by everybody in the district ... Oh! the joys when Mamma came from town (Geelong) bringing new books. The day of her arrival was always uncertain, post only came twice a week and she could only [say] 'perhaps I'll be home on Tuesday', so away we used to start after four o'clock straining our eyes over the distant horizon trying to see the vehicle and how often did we imagine that a break of stones or a shepherd's Mi Mi was the much longed for object (a Mi Mi is a rough shelter of stones put up by shepherds to protect them from the severe sun, called after the Aborigines hut or shelters but in their case made either of sheets of sack or branches of trees) ... Before the new house was completed the Gold Digging broke out at Ballarat - wonderful tales were told of gold lying on the ground or picked up with the knife out of the soil and everyone thought to get to the diggings was to ensure their fortunes being made at once. It was with great difficulty we got the men to finish the house. Shepherds left their flocks and people from all parts of the world rushed to the Golden Land. Food rose to famine prices - flour to£120 per ton and until fresh supplies came from California meat was much cheaper than bread ...." The manuscript finishes with a description of Jane's return voyage home to England on the SS Great Britain in 1860, during which she, like most of the passengers, contracted measles: "... I would never let a daughter of mine take a voyage unless under the special care of a discreet married lady. There is so much time on the hands of the young people that they get on intimate terms far too quickly and a great deal of pain and mortification is caused, by a marked coldness (generally on the part of the young men) as the ship approaches her destination." Note that, although the manuscript's title gives the years "1840 to 1889", the document ends in the year 1860. It does, however, appear to be Jane's complete account of her first twenty years in Australia and, even though the original is not available for comparison, it is significant that Margaret Kiddle did not make any statement to the contrary.

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        THE BAR HARBOR BLUE BOOK AND MOUNT DESERT GUIDE WITH MAPS AND TABLES 1881

      Boston/Bar Harbor: Albert W. Bee, 1881. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. 4 1/2 x 6 in. Blue semi-rigid cloth boards with gilt titles. Fold-out map, 3 unique albumen prints of views of Mt. Desert, section of local advertisements at front. Condition is VERY GOOD +; corners and spine show very slight wear, covers clean with mild toning to spine, blue cloth and gilt lettering remain very bright. Binding tight. Fold-out maps at front and rear are excellent with no tears. Photos are lovely with good contrast and text clean and bright. PO's name and date of 1885 on ffep in pencil. A very rare item. Maine. RGR.

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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Namenszug.

      O. O., 18. III. 1881. - 11 SS. 8vo. Genäht. 5 Strophen, doppelseitig beschrieben, betitelt "Was Alles g'schehn muss, bis was g'schieht /Conzert v. Wilhelm Wiesburg". - Wilhelm Wiesberg spielte in Kinderkomödien im Wiener Theater in der Josefstadt und war Mitarbeiter der Zeitschriften Figaro, Kikeriki, Zeitgeist und Der Floh. Nachdem er seine Stellung nach dem Börsenkrach 1873 verloren hatte, wurde er Volkssänger. - Tintenflecken am Titelblatt, etwas knittrig.

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        How I Crossed Africa

      Lippincott, Philadelphia 1881 - from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean through Unknown countries and the discovery of Great Zambesi affluents. 2 volumes: 337 & 388 pp, profuse ill, folding map frontis and pull out rear pocket map in back pocket; 388 pp, ill. Serpa Pinto headed the Portuguese exploring expedition through central south Africa from Benguella on the west African coast to the upper Zambesi regions. Orig. gilt cloth with gilt titles on spines and upper boards and caravan scene outlines on upper boards. ent from Benguella on the west African coast. It was an important expedition, more to explore than to hunt, but it is one of the most important ever done on this area. He did manage to hunt lions and elephant. One of the great reading travel & exploration books. Since the first ed. was in Portuguese, English language editions were printed in small numbers and today are rare and never seen in nice condition. This is a near fine set in original gilt and elaborate scene stamped cloth.VG+ set in original gilt and scene stamped cloth covers. Scarce in either American or British edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Remus - first issue in the brown binding

      Appleton, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Appleton in 1881. First issue with "presumptive" on the last line of page 9 and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning "New Books. Treatise on the Practice of Medicine... ". There is no mention of the book in the adverts. The book in bound in brown loth with gilt titling and the rabbit smoking a pipe to the front board. A very good book with one small tear to the title page. Some light staining to the rear board. Some wear and tear to the corners. One name to the butterfly patterned endpapers. A very good copy of a rare and iconic US first edition.

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        The Survey Of Western Palestine Memoirs Of The Topography, Orography, Hydrography, And Archaeology [vols I-iii]

      London: The Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1881-1883. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Claude Reignier Conder (29 December 1848 – 16 February 1910) was a British soldier, explorer and antiquarian. He was a great-great-grandson of Louis-François Roubiliac. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Herbert Kitchener - Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCMG GCIE PC (24 June 1850 – 5 June 1916) was a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War, although he died halfway through it. Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75", eight 20lbs. First edition of the first three volumes of the Survey, the complete contribution by Conder and Kitchener. The antique volumes are bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the front covers and spine. There is moderate rubbing, chipping, and toning concentrated at the extremities. The first volume has separated boards and lacks its spine cover. The second and third volumes are solidly bound. The text blocks are solid. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and occasional spotting/foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with plates in black-and-white and color. Antique British Colonial Topography & Archaeology Exploration Color Plates Israel Lebanon Middle East; 20 .

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        [Stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey].[Switzerland, ca. 1923]. 25 x 16 cm. With 48 original photographic prints (46 platinum prints and 2 silver gelatin prints; image size ca. 8 x 11 cm), nearly all showing stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey, a few with the collector or another person in the image as well. Mounted without adhesives, 2 per page, in a contemporary 12-leaf album bound in thick, soft boards covered with coated and textured green cloth.

      A set of photographic platinum prints of stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey, from the collections of Louis Lavauden (1881-1935) in Nancy, who studied the fauna of Algeria and Tunisia in the years 1912 to 1913 and collected specimens; Hans R. Vaucher (active 1884-1916) in Geneva, who studied birds in Morocco in the years 1884 to 1914; and others. The first 3 prints show display cabinets containing hundreds of birds, but most photographs show one, two or three birds. A few also show nests or eggs. About twenty show falcons or closely related species, 5 show owls, a few show eagles and vultures. But there is also a guineafowl, a duck, kiwis and several song birds. One photograph some silver mirroring but the rest are in very good condition, with only very small and unobtrusive defects in a half dozen platinum prints. A beautiful and well preserved set of platinum prints of stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey and many from Tunisia.

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        Stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey].[Switzerland, ca. 1923]. 25 x 16 cm. With 48 original photographic prints (46 platinum prints and 2 silver gelatin prints; image size ca. 8 x 11 cm), nearly all showing stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey, a few with the collector or another person in the image as well. Mounted without adhesives, 2 per page, in a contemporary 12-leaf album bound in thick, soft boards covered with coated and textured green cloth.

      - A set of photographic platinum prints of stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey, from the collections of Louis Lavauden (1881-1935) in Nancy, who studied the fauna of Algeria and Tunisia in the years 1912 to 1913 and collected specimens; Hans R. Vaucher (active 1884-1916) in Geneva, who studied birds in Morocco in the years 1884 to 1914; and others. The first 3 prints show display cabinets containing hundreds of birds, but most photographs show one, two or three birds. A few also show nests or eggs. About twenty show falcons or closely related species, 5 show owls, a few show eagles and vultures. But there is also a guineafowl, a duck, kiwis and several song birds. One photograph some silver mirroring but the rest are in very good condition, with only very small and unobtrusive defects in a half dozen platinum prints. A beautiful and well preserved set of platinum prints of stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey and many from Tunisia.

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        Verslag, ..., over een eenjarig verblijf in Frankryk.[The Netherlands?, ca. 1904?]. 33.5 x 21 cm. With 32 original photographic prints (silver gelatin), mounted on 19 paperboard leaves, each with a neatly written manuscript caption. Inserted is a chromolithographic map of "Klein Asien, Syrien, &c." (map 59 from "Stielers Hand-Atlas"), with two captions and the routes of two expeditions added in black and blue ink. Contemporary cloth.

      A unique(?) Dutch typescript (carbon copy?) report on the breeding and training of Arabian horses by Willem Johan Emmanuel van Riemsdijk (1881-1928), 2nd lieutenant of the cavalary in the Dutch Colonial Army and manager of the stud in Padalarang (Indonesia). The report was ordered by the Dutch Colonial Army, which sent Van Riemsdijk to France to study the French methods of breeding and training thoroughtbred Arabian horses, apparently to improve the breeding of horses in the Dutch East Indies.It opens with a description of the French national stud farm, followed by a chapter on the breeding and training of horses in the French colonies, an account of a journey to a stud farm and remount service in South France, an account of the Arabian horse in Syria (including two reports of French and Hungarian expeditions to Syria in order to buy thoroughbred Arabian horses), the Arabian horse in France, and finally a detailed description of the Arabian horse in the Dutch colonies.It contains many manuscript corrections and may have been the author's copy. Name on flyleaf: "Corn[?] van Riemsdijk", possibly related to the author. Some of the photographs with the typical loss of highlight detail, the paper is slightly browned and binding shows some wear. Overall in good condition. A detailed and most likely unique typescript report on horse breeding.

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        The Granta and the Cam: from Byron's Pool to Ely

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1881. Hardcover. Good +. 1881 Hardcover blue cloth folio, composed of 36 etched plates, mostly of English bridges and water, with introductory page for each with quotes of famous writers. Original etchings on laid paper with wide margins. All edges gilt. In good condition with joints crudely reinforced with white cloth tape. Some wear to corners and spine ends. 6 small holes in the cloth on the rear board. Contents remain in great condition.

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        Verslag, ., over een eenjarig verblijf in Frankryk.[The Netherlands?, ca. 1904?]. 33.5 x 21 cm. With 32 original photographic prints (silver gelatin), mounted on 19 paperboard leaves, each with a neatly written manuscript caption. Inserted is a chromolithographic map of "Klein Asien, Syrien, &c." (map 59 from "Stielers Hand-Atlas"), with two captions and the routes of two expeditions added in black and blue ink. Contemporary cloth.

      - A unique(?) Dutch typescript (carbon copy?) report on the breeding and training of Arabian horses by Willem Johan Emmanuel van Riemsdijk (1881-1928), 2nd lieutenant of the cavalary in the Dutch Colonial Army and manager of the stud in Padalarang (Indonesia). The report was ordered by the Dutch Colonial Army, which sent Van Riemsdijk to France to study the French methods of breeding and training thoroughtbred Arabian horses, apparently to improve the breeding of horses in the Dutch East Indies.It opens with a description of the French national stud farm, followed by a chapter on the breeding and training of horses in the French colonies, an account of a journey to a stud farm and remount service in South France, an account of the Arabian horse in Syria (including two reports of French and Hungarian expeditions to Syria in order to buy thoroughbred Arabian horses), the Arabian horse in France, and finally a detailed description of the Arabian horse in the Dutch colonies.It contains many manuscript corrections and may have been the author's copy. Name on flyleaf: "Corn[?] van Riemsdijk", possibly related to the author. Some of the photographs with the typical loss of highlight detail, the paper is slightly browned and binding shows some wear. Overall in good condition. A detailed and most likely unique typescript report on horse breeding.

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        Documents littéraires EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1881. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1881, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First edition. Contemporary red cloth Bradel binding by Pierson, spine with gilt floral motif, date and double gilt fillet to foot, black shagreen title label. Autograph inscription from Emile Zola to Adolphe Racot. A little light spotting, principally affecting the first and final few leaves. Ex libris of Adolphe Racot on inside upper cover. Concerning Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François-René de Chateaubriand, Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas fils, and so on... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale.  Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline rouge, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. Envoi autographe signé de Emile Zola à Adolphe Racot. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les premiers et tous derniers feuillets. Ex-libris d'Adolphe Racot encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. A propos de Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François-René de Chateaubriand, Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas fils...

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        La Levrette en Pal'tot.

      Impr. Le Taneur 1881 - Grand in-8 de 7 planches gravées (texte et dessins) et 1 f. blanc., élégant cartonnage moderne, pièce de titre sur le premier plat. Rare publication illustrée dans l'esprit montmartrois. Edition originale et premier tirage des gravures non signées mais attribuées à Cain d'après une note prise sur l'exemplaire de la BNF. Auguste de Chatillon (1808-1881) peintre, ami de Hugo, exposa les portraits de Théophile Gautier, de Victor Hugo tenant son fils François-Victor (Maison de Victor Hugo). Invité à Fourqueux le jour de la première communion de Léopoldine, il fit un tableau représentant cette cérémonie. Il publia un volume de poésies : A la Grand'Pinte, et cette fantaisie illustrée qui le fit connaître. Vicaire III, 311. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Official Record of the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879

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

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        Cram's Railroad and Township Map of Arizona

      , 1881. 1881. (ARIZONA) CRAM, George F. Cram

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881 - 5 volumes, octavo (212 x 134 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments, marbled boards and edges. Some occasional light foxing, spines and edges a little rubbed, an excellent set. Engraved frontispiece. An attractively bound set.

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        Collection of Watercolours by a British tourist.

      - 1885 1881 - Collection of 96 watercolours on paper (sizes vary from 8 x 9 cm to 18 x 25 cm) mounted on 20 cards (37 x 51 cm) recto and verso, all with ink captions providing a place and a date, two watercolours signed "AH"; a few watercolours with tears, mostly closed, some staining, especially to cardboards. Loose, preserved in a recent box. These charming watercolour sketches were evidently made by a British traveller on a touristic trip, as they capture natural and architectural beauties of the regions he or she visited. Considerable number of sketches (35 watercolours and 8 pencil drawings) were made in Georgia and Crimea, capturing castles, churches and bird-eye views of Batumi, Borjomi, Alushta, Balaklava, Yalta and other places. Particularly interesting are views of Batumi, where traces of the recent Ottoman rule are clearly visible (such as views of a mosque and of the Turkish Governor's house). This Georgian city, incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1878, was the last Black Sea port annexed by Russia during the Russian conquest of that area. The traveller evidently spent a considerable time in Corfu, among the remaining views numerous from Corfu and Albania, with a few from Montenegro, England and the French Alps. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les quatre vents de l'esprit EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin, 1881. Fine. Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin, Paris 1881, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First edition on current paper. Binders half sheepskin fir back with four nerves purposes set with ornate golden dotted double gilt, few traces of minor friction on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, a small tear in foot of a slice, bottom corners bumped, bindings of the time. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to her maid Virginia. Few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliures en demi basane sapin, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles filets dorés, quelques petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur les dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un petit accroc en pied d'une tranche, coins inférieurs émoussés, reliures de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à sa cuisinière Virginie qui, à Guernesey, semblait assurer d'autres services au poète ainsi qu'en témoigne son carnet de l'époque: "Touché seins de Sophie, vu ceux de Constance (...) Charlotte, Cloche (...), Virginie, la Cuisinière, cloche; la femme de chambre, cloche". L'énigmatique annotation "cloche" signifierait selon Guillemin (cf. Hugo et la sexualité): "secouer la grosse cloche en branle", expression empruntée à sa pièce de théatre l'Epée. On ne sait si en 1881 l'ardeur du poète pour sa domestique était apaisée, Hugo étant réputé pour avoir poursuivi son oeuvre de séduction jusqu'à la fin de sa vie. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.  

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        The Wasp. Vol. 7, No. 272. October 14th, 1881

      San Francisco, CA: E. C. Macfarlane & Co., 1881. Periodical. Folio Pp. 241 - 256, Stapled Wraps, Good with marginal tears, some pages loosened. Illustrated. Complete copy. Lithography by George Frederick Keller, including the cover litho illustration of Chester A. Arthur, 3 weeks after he became President.

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        Verslag, ..., over een eenjarig verblijf in Frankryk.[The Netherlands?, ca. 1904?]. 33.5 x 21 cm. With 32 original photographic prints (silver gelatin), mounted on 19 paperboard leaves, each with a neatly written manuscript caption. Inserted is a chromolithographic map of "Klein Asien, Syrien, &c." (map 59 from "Stielers Hand-Atlas"), with two captions and the routes of two expeditions added in black and blue ink. Contemporary cloth.

      A unique(?) Dutch typescript (carbon copy?) report on the breeding and training of Arabian horses by Willem Johan Emmanuel van Riemsdijk (1881-1928), 2nd lieutenant of the cavalary in the Dutch Colonial Army and manager of the stud in Padalarang (Indonesia). The report was ordered by the Dutch Colonial Army, which sent Van Riemsdijk to France to study the French methods of breeding and training thoroughtbred Arabian horses, apparently to improve the breeding of horses in the Dutch East Indies.It opens with a description of the French national stud farm, followed by a chapter on the breeding and training of horses in the French colonies, an account of a journey to a stud farm and remount service in South France, an account of the Arabian horse in Syria (including two reports of French and Hungarian expeditions to Syria in order to buy thoroughbred Arabian horses), the Arabian horse in France, and finally a detailed description of the Arabian horse in the Dutch colonies.It contains many manuscript corrections and may have been the author's copy. Name on flyleaf: "Corn[?] van Riemsdijk", possibly related to the author. Some of the photographs with the typical loss of highlight detail, the paper is slightly browned and binding shows some wear. Overall in good condition. A detailed and most likely unique typescript report on horse breeding.

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