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        THE POEMS AND STORIES OF FITZ-JAMES O'BRIEN. Collected and Edited, with a Sketch of the Author, by William Winter

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1881 - Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xi [xii-xv] xvi-xxviii [xxix-xxxi] xxxii-lxii [1-3] 4-485 [486: blank] [487-488: blank leaf excised or pasted under rear endpaper], flyleaf at front, inserted frontispiece (portrait of the author) with tissue guard, three additional inserted plates, one with tissue guard, inserted facsimile, other illustrations in the text, original decorated dark blue cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, brown coated endpapers. The author's posthumously published only book, collecting material first published in periodicals in the late 1850s and early 1860s. 994 copies of the 1530 printed were bound and the remaining sheets were junked three years after publication. O'Brien (1828-1862) was an important contributor to the type of fantasy tale exemplified by Poe and Bierce. His finest and best known story, "The Diamond Lens," is included in this collection. O'Brien's "importance rests on a handful of brilliantly original sf tales, which were influential not only on subsequent sf but also on the development of the short-story genre." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [884]. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-33, 1-34 and 1-35; (1981) 1-132; (1987) 1-72; (1995) 1-72; and (2004) II-825. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 140. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-134. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1246. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1699. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 39-42. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 304. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1657-61. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1944-47. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 33. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10892. BAL 15183. Top of page edges dusty, lower corners bumped, spine a bit dull with mild shelf wear to spine ends, a very good copy. (19990) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Fine Large Unsigned Engraved Portrait, (Horatio, Viscount, 1758-1805, Admiral)]

      1881 - showing him standing full length, nearly fill face with his eyes to the viewer's right, his left hand resting on a table (hinted at in the engraving), his right sleeve loose across his waist, bareheaded in full dress uniform, 19½" x 12½", printed in Paris and published by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. of Pall Mall East, London, 5th December

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        Kufra. Reise von Tripolis nach der Oase Kufra. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland. Nebst Beiträgen von P. Ascherson, J. Hann, F. Karsch, W. Peters, A. Stecker. Mit 11 Abbildungen und 3 Karten.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1881. 8°. 21,5 cm. VIII, 559 (1) Seiten. Blauer Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 389. Komplettes Exemplar mit Vortitel, Frontispiz, 6 Illustrationen auf Tafeln, 4 Illustrationen im Text, 3 (davon 2 teilkolorierte) Faltkarten und 21 Tabellen auf 11 gefalteten Blättern. Kapitale gering berieben, Name von alter Hand auf Vortitel. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Erstausgabe / first edition; Forschungsreisen / expedition

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        Ilios, The City and Country of the Trojans

      Harper & Brothers, 1881, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Early Edition. SCHLIEMANN, HENRY. Ilios, The City and Country of the Trojans, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. Quarto, early edition (first was 1880), pp. xvi, 800, 8 folding maps and plans, 32 (sepia drawings of whorls dug up at Troy), red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, extensive engraved illustration. According to J.E. Sandys, Schliemann, at the age of 8, having heard his father tell the story of the Trojan War, resolved to excavate Troy (at the time, the existence of Troy was believed to be a myth). He acquired the money for the project by age 36, and the work created so much excitement that it gave a huge boost to archaeology in general (see Sandys' A History of Classical Scholarship, V.3, p.224. Condition of this book: Boards worn, rubbed at extremities, a few small stains. Title page and conjugal leaf are loose but present, all else tight, images fine, a few pencil marks in margins. One of the folding maps has a short tear. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Archaeology; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51955.

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        La Jangada. 800 lieues sur l'Amazone

      - Hetzel, Paris 1881, In-8 (18x27,7cm), 378pp., relié. - Prima edizione illustrata da Benett. Il monitoraggio da Rotterdam a Copenhagen a bordo dello yacht a vapore "Saint-Michel" di Paul Verne, illustrato da Riou. Catalogo AP. Cartone con due elefanti rossi. parte bassa della schiena, A.Lenègre, rilegatore di libri. Lenègre secondo tipo di piatto con amaretti freddo. Indietro insolated, ma ori presenti. sfregamenti minori agli angoli e il bordo inferiore di 1 cm. nuova copia, privo di foxing. Una stuoia alone tra due fogli. Uno dei pochi titoli Verne appartenenti al genere poliziesco, con un sondaggio da effettuare e un puzzle da risolvere. Una famiglia in vista di un matrimonio in Brasile, lungo il Amazon su una jangada barca chiamata, in modo da formare sul legno. Il protagonista è un rifugiato per un crimine che non ha commesso in Perù. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition illustrée par Benett. Suivi de : De Rotterdam à Copenhague à bord du yacht à vapeur "Saint-Michel" par Paul Verne, illustrée par Riou. Catalogue AP. Cartonnage aux Deux éléphants rouge. En bas du dos, A.Lenègre, relieur. Second plat de type Lenègre d, avec macaron à froid. Dos insolé, mais ors bien présents. Bonne plaque supérieure, coiffes affaissées. Une déchirure sans manque p.73. Une écriture de possesseur a été maquillée avec du blanc en haut de la page de titre. Exemplaire frais, totalement exempt de rousseurs. Un des rares titres de Verne appartenant au genre policier, avec une enquête à mener et une énigme à résoudre. Une famille, en, vue d'un mariage au Brésil, descend l'Amazone sur une embarcation appelée jangada, sorte de train sur bois. Le protagoniste s'est réfugié pour un crime qu'il n'a pas commis au Pérou.

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        NOTES OF A PIANIST

      J. B. Lippincott & Co. , Philadelphia. 1881. Hardback. 1st edition. Original decorated publisherÂ’s cloth 8vo, 480 pages. Includes tissued frontis. Memoir of this Jewish giant of American Music. “The works of Louis Moreauy Gottschalk (1829-1869) —heavily tinged with Creole, African and Latin American influences—are landmarks of American musical history. Born in New Orleans to a Creole mother and a Jewish father, Gottschalk heard Creole music in the cradleÂ…he became the most popular pianist in the United StatesÂ…. At a time when European artists monopolized the concert state, Gottschalk was the first classically-trained American pianist to achieve international fame” (Mendelsohn, “DawnÂ’s Early Light, ” 2016, p 283) . “He also was politically outspoken on issues such as slavery and the Civil War, and while a true American patriot, he did not spare his countrymen acrimonious criticism whenever he deemed it appropriate” (LouisMoreaugottschalk.com, 2016) . 19th Century Carnegie Library markings, wear to spine, Text is clean and solid, Good Condition. (AMR-51-12) .

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        La Jangada. 800 lieues sur l'Amazone

      Hetzel 1881 - - Hetzel, Paris 1881, In-8 (18x27,7cm), 378pp., relié. - Première édition illustrée par Benett. Suivi de : De Rotterdam à Copenhague à bord du yacht à vapeur "Saint-Michel" par Paul Verne, illustrée par Riou. Catalogue AP. Cartonnage aux Deux éléphants rouge. En bas du dos, A.Lenègre, relieur. Second plat de type Lenègre d, avec macaron à froid. Dos insolé, mais ors bien présents. Bonne plaque supérieure, coiffes affaissées. Une déchirure sans manque p.73. Une écriture de possesseur a été maquillée avec du blanc en haut de la page de titre. Exemplaire frais, totalement exempt de rousseurs. Un des rares titres de Verne appartenant au genre policier, avec une enquête à mener et une énigme à résoudre. Une famille, en, vue d'un mariage au Brésil, descend l'Amazone sur une embarcation appelée jangada, sorte de train sur bois. Le protagoniste s'est réfugié pour un crime qu'il n'a pas commis au Pérou. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition illustrated by Benett. Monitoring From Rotterdam to Copenhagen aboard the steam yacht "Saint-Michel" by Paul Verne, illustrated by Riou. AP catalog. Cardboard with Two red elephants. Lower back, A.Lenègre, bookbinder. Lenègre second type of dish with cold macaroon. Back insolated, but present golds. minor rubbings on the corners and the bottom edge of 1 cm. Fresh copy, free of foxing. A halo mat between two sheets. One of the few Verne titles belonging to the detective genre, with a survey to be conducted and a puzzle to solve. A family in view of a marriage in Brazil, down the Amazon on a boat called jangada, so train on wood. The protagonist is a refugee for a crime he did not commit in Peru. 378pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ayala's Angel

      1881. First Edition . TROLLOPE, Anthony. AyalaÂ’s Angel. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Three volumes. Octavo, original black-stamped pictorial orange cloth. $1600.First edition of the delightful social comedy about two sisters and their search for suitable husbands, in original cloth.In this beloved novel, Trollope follows the fortunes of the Dormer sisters, Ayala and Lucy. Struggling as poor orphans cast out into the world of 19th-century England, each sister is forced to search for that most elusive of things: a suitable husband. “No one has exhibited the outward aspects of the England of his dayÂ… as Trollope has doneÂ… When the 20th century desires to estimate the 19th, [his works] will be disinterred and studied” (DNB). First published serially in the United States between November 1880 and July 1881; this is considered the first edition. It is quite unusual to find the three-volume orange cloth binding in collectible condition. According to Sadleir, “AyalaÂ’s Angel was not reprinted in its original three-volume form. The balance of first edition sheets was issues three-volumes-in-one in a secondary binding of red cloth.” This first edition ultimately went almost entirely to libraries. Sadleir 60. Only occasional faint foxing to text, inner paper hinges split, light soiling to cloth, minor rubbing to spine ends, toning to spines. An extremely good copy.

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        Crofutt's Gripsack [Grip Sack] Guide Of Colorado. A Complete Encyclopedia Of The State: Resources And Condensed Authentic Descriptions. Volume 1, 1881

      Omaha / Denver: The Overland Publishing Co. / Alvord & Co., 1881. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Plates; Large Folding Color Map. 1st Printing Front Pastedown With Ad For Vandalia Line R. R. , Folding Color Map Of Colorado By Nell With Two ( Three Panel And One Panel) Illustrations On Back, 2 Pp Ads, Frontispiece "Belles Of Colorado", Title Page, Author's Preface 1 Pp., Plate "Elk In The North Park", 1 Pp General Index, 1 Pp Spanish-Mexican And Indian Names, Plate "American Progress, P. 922], Pp. 23-182, Pp. 183 With Classified Business Directory, Two Pp Ads, Plate "Utah's Best Crop" (Portraits Of Several Dozen Babies), Rear Pastedown With Ad For Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R.The Folding Map Of The Denver And Rio Grande R. R. Is Indicated In The Index, Without A Page Location, But Is Present In The Book Between Pp 56 And 57. Smooth Maroon Cloth, Gilt "Crofutt's Grip Sack Guide Of Colorado" On Front Cover, Blindstamped Borders Of Front And Rear Cover, Spine With Gilt ""Crofutt's Grip Sack Guide Of Colorado / Illustrated /Overland Pub. Co. / Omaha" On Spine. Lavendar Bookplate "Private Library Of Mr. And Mrs. Robert E. Strahorn. No. (Ink Number 121)" On Upper Left Corner Of Front Pastedown, No Other Names Or Marks. Covers With Some Wear, Cover Gilt Strong, Spine Gilt Somewhat Weak; Fraying At Corners And In A Small Area Across Spine About 1" From Top Has Been Professsionally And Almost Invisibly Repaired. No Stains Or Water Damage. Nell's Map Is Fine, A Single 1/8" Tear At A Bottom Fold, Colors Bright. "Robert Edmund Strahorn (May 15, 1852 - March 31, 1944) Is Notable In American History As A War Correspondent With The New York Times, Chicago Tribune And The Rocky Mountain News During The Great Sioux War Of 1876-77, A Scout And Publicist For The Union Pacific Railroad, And A Visionary Builder Of The Pacific Northwest. Strahorn Was A Journalist And Adventurer Who Shaped Images Of The American West. No Man Knew The West As He Knew It, And Few Persons Had A More Active Or Important If Less Prominent Part In The Building Of The West.The Strahorns' Many Publications Had A Significant Impact On The Development Of The Northwest In The 1880S And 1890S... Edmund And Dell Strahorn Were Prolific Journalists And Wrote Seven Books Between 1877 And 1882, And Five Books 1888-1889. "The Hand-Book Of Wyoming And Guide To The Black Hills And Big Horn Regions For Citizen, Emigrant, And Tourist," Published In 1877, Was The First Guidebook Giving Regional History And A Description Of Wyoming Territory. Strahorn's Publication About Idaho, "The Resources And Attractions Of Idaho Territory, For The Homeseeker, Capitalist And Tourist," Published In 1881, Was Paid For By The Idaho Territorial Legislature, But Secretly Backed By The Union Pacific Railroad. Three States Adopted Strahorn'S Books As Official Immigration Publicity." [Source: Wikipedia, See Also His Autobiography, Etc.]. Inasmuch As Crofutt Was Primarily A Publisher, And Strahorn An Author, One Wonders Whether Strahorn Had A Hand In Publication Of This Book Too.

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        Lady of Shalott, The

      Dodd Mead & Co., 1881. 1st. Hardcover. Good/None. Hardcover, original dark green cloth decorated in black, red and gilt with gilt spine. Floral decorated endpapers. Owner bookplates on front pastedown. First 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 bright color lithographs with the calligraphic text incorporated into the art. Record # 411765

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        Yankee Doodle: An Old Friend in a New Dress

      New York, New York: Dodd, Mead and Company , 1881 First Edition of the author's first illustrations in book form. Professionally re-bound in beige cloth, with most of the original cover-labels laid on. Binding is square and solid. Interior pages are clean with scattered finger print soiling and very light and scattered foxing that does not impinge on text or illustrations. With decorative end papers. As expected, some age toning to margins. Illustrated throughout with 8 full color plates and 24 illustrations printed in blue.A very good copy of the very scarce and very fragile first edition of this American classic.

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        The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on Their Habits.

      London: John Murray, 1881. Undetermined. 1st edition First issue. vii,326,(1) pp.pp. Octavo. Original publishers green cloth. Gilt title on spine. Top edge untrimmed. Original chocolate endpapers. 15 in text woodcuts. A very attractive clean copy. Freeman 1357. It is believed 2000 copies of the first edition were sold and was considered very successful. 1881

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        Eugène Onéguine (Yevgeny or Evgeny Onegin or Eugene Onegin) A Romance of Russian Life in Verse: With a Short Biographical Notice of the Author

      Published by Macmillan and Co. London First Thus Edition 1881. 1881., 1881. First thus edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark bottle green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, small gilt vignette to the front cover, uneven top and fore edges, black paper end papers. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains [xxiv] + 4; 276 printed pages of text. Pushkin's masterpiece Eugene Onegin was first published in its entirety in 1833, though as was common at the time, serially printed between the years 1823 and 1831. Subsequent publications allowed for some revision and additions, the most commonly accepted version being from 1837. It is a novel written in iambic tetrameter verse or what is now known as 'Onegin stanzas' or 'Pushkin sonnets', a style which many contemporary authors have adopted. It differs from Petrarchan or Italian sonnets (hendecasyllable) and William Shakespeare's sonnet style (iambic pentameter) in that they are not obviously divided into smaller stanzas. This innovative rhyme scheme, the natural tone and diction, and the economical transparency of presentation all demonstrate the virtuosity which has been instrumental in proclaiming Pushkin as the undisputed master of Russian poetry. Translators of Eugene Onegin have all had to adopt a trade-off between precision and preservation of poetic imperatives. This particular challenge and the importance of Eugene Onegin in Russian literature have resulted in an impressive number of competing translations. Foxing to the verso of the end papers, 10 mm cracking to the top front gutter, light rubbing to the boards and in Very Good clean condition, spine not faded. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT

      New York, 1881. Two volumes. xxi,[3],707,[3]; xvii,[3],808,[4]pp. plus engraved plates. Maps. Frontispiece portrait in each volume. Original full morocco, boards stamped in black, spines gilt, a.e.g. Hinges cracked but holding, boards somewhat rubbed in places. Contemporary and later ownership inscriptions on front free endpapers. Light foxing and dampstaining. About very good. Jefferson Davis' argument for the right of the southern states to withdraw from the Union. "...An argumentative dissertation on secession and states rights" - Nevins. One of the rare copies in publisher's full morocco binding. Nicely illustrated with steel engravings, and dedicated to the women of the Confederacy. HOWES D120. IN TALL COTTON 34. NEVINS II, p.51.

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        Geschichte des Allgäus von den ältesten Zeiten bis zum Beginne des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Kempten, Verlag der Jos. Kösel'schen Buchhandlung, [-] 1881 - (1.Aufl.), 8° (22x14), 638; 776; 729 S., mit 45 von 46 (davon 7 gefaltete, 2 chromolith Tafeln, 4 chromolith Wappentafeln, 8 farb Trachentafeln) in Lichtdruck und Photolithographie, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Karten und unzählige TextAbb., braune Olnbde mit Deckelillustration, goldDTitel und reicher goldRPräg, abweichende SchnittMarmorierung, Band II: leeres Vorsatzblatt sauber entfernt; Band III: wenige Blatt im Fußschnitt bestossen (kleine Einrisse/knittrig), gepflegte Original-Erhaltung, [Heyd 3711.- Kirchmair, Kösel, 16.- NDB I, 652].--- Band II mit Präge-Exlibirs und Stempel 'Gräflich von Quadt-Isny'sche Bibliothek' --- Fundamentales Standardwerk zur Allgäuer Geschichte mit interessanter Provenienz.--- Der Historiker Baumann (1846-1915) aus Leutkirch war langjähriger Archivar der Fürsten von Fürstenberg in Donaueschingen, 1903 Direktor des Münchner Reichsarchivs, 1908 geadelt.- Ursprünglich in Lieferungen erschienen.-- Im BAND I: die 2 Tafeln Auerberg wohl durch den Buchbinder beschnitten und jeweils nur zur Hälfte vorhanden.- BAND II: Schutzpapier der Rothensteintafel etwas beschädigt, Wagner Kalligraphie-Tafel fehlt.- BAND III: Tafeln und Karten alle vollständig, aber dem Seiten-Verzeichnis abweichend eingebunden.-- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Éventail.

      Gr.-8vo. Mit radiertem Verfasserportrait sowie Illustrationen von Paul Avril auf jeder Seite, teils getönt gedruckt. 3 Bl., 143 S. Dunkelgrünes Maroquin auf 5 Bünden m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel, Stehkantenvergoldung, reich vergoldeten Innenkanten u. gewebten Seidenvorsätzen (signiert: Bruel). Goldschnitt. (Orig.-Deckel mit den farbig-goldenen Orig.-Illustrationen beigebunden). Erste Ausgabe (Druckvermerk: 1881). - Liebevoll gestaltete Kulturgeschichte des Fächers mit reizvollen Illustrationen des Édouard-Henri Avril (1849-1928) in einem herrlichen Handeinband. - Deckel m. leichten Kratzern, Rücken minimal aufgehellt.

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        Uncle Remus: First Five Volumes

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Copyright dates, 1881, 1883, 1892, 1904 and 1905, All Five Volumes Are First Editions, First Printings. Book 1-Uncle Remus And His Songs and Sayings, first edition with 1881 on the title page and with first issue note "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line rather sheet. Green cloth over boards with gilt and black lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Butterflied inside covers front and back. Book 2-Nights with Uncle Remus, 1883 on the title page, first edition, first printing. Black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine Gray inside covers front and back. Illustrated throughout. For edge and bottom page edges are not caught. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, with chips out of the head and toe of the spine light soiling to the back inside cover flyleaf. Book 3-Uncle Remus and His Friends, 1892 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by A. B. Frost green cloth over boards with black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Gray inside covers front and back with previous owner's name written I and the upper inside corner of the front flyleaf. Gutter slightly crack on the inside front and back covers. For edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Book 4-The Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus,1904 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine decorative inside covers front and back, gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Illustrated in color by A. B. Frost and E. W. Kimball book. Previous owner's name and label on the inside front flyleaf and post flyleaf. 5-Uncle Remus New Stories of the Old Plantation, 1905 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine, glued on pictorial label mostly missing. Gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Previous owner's name written on the inside flyleaf. Volume two's spine is a little shaky but still secure, four plates missing from volume three. all five volumes are in clear pocketed covers. A rare and collectible set of books. Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process.. first Editions. hardcovers. Very-good Plus/no dust Jacket. Illus. by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. Varying Sizes. Collectible History.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 - 1881 Wisden Rebind with Covers.

      1881. Hi, This lot is an 1881 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 18th edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Very Good Condition The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine and also Gerald Brodribb to the front. The covers are very nice and tall, there is some darkness to the front cover and it has minimal wear for its age. The rear cover is also in very nice condition just a tiny loss to the top left corner. No trimming to report, these are very tall books. There is minimal foxing and nice clean white pages. Close to a 9.

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        THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE NEW WEST, CONTAINING FULLY AUTHENTICATED INFORMATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL, MERCANTILE, COMMERCIAL, MANUFACTURING, MINING AND GRAZING INDUSTRIES, AND REPRESENTING THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES AND PRESENT CONDITION OF TEXAS, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO AND INDIAN TERRITORY. ALSO, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVE MEN AND WOMEN.

      Marshall: The United States Biographical Publishing Company, 1881., 1881. First edition. First edition. Thick quarto. Fully bound in leather, beveled edges, blind stamping on front and rear covers, raised bands and gold stamping on spine, all edges gilt, 611 pp., 269 pp., 77 pp., 38 pp., 13 pp., [6] pp., frontispiece [portrait of Stephen F. Austin], preface, double column, illustrated, portraits. This volume provides biographical sketches of prominent men and women of Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Indian Territory. There are ninety fine steel plate portraits with tissues, of these prominent people of the area. Raines p. 31 says, "Begins with fine sketches of Austin and Houston. A valuable book of biographical reference." Howes B849 says, "Biographies of leading men of Arkansas, Colorado, Indian Territory, New Mexico and Texas." Contains sketches of General Lew Wallace, Hon. Miguel Otero, Governor W. F. M. Arny, Stephen F. Austin, James Bowie, W. L. Cabell, Henry S. Ervay, J. S. Ford, and many others. Also included are essays on railroads, acreage owned by railroad companies, a few family biographical sketches, agriculture, mining, grazing interests, etc. Original owner's name on title page,with original leather covers rubbed and light wear to the foot of spine, else a remarkably near fine copy. An exceptional copy of a very scarce to rare item.

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        Uncle Remus: First Five Volumes

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Copyright dates, 1881, 1883, 1892, 1904 and 1905, All Five Volumes Are First Editions, First Printings. Book 1-Uncle Remus And His Songs and Sayings, first edition with 1881 on the title page and with first issue note "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line rather sheet. Green cloth over boards with gilt and black lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Butterflied inside covers front and back. Book 2-Nights with Uncle Remus, 1883 on the title page, first edition, first printing. Black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine Gray inside covers front and back. Illustrated throughout. For edge and bottom page edges are not caught. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, with chips out of the head and toe of the spine light soiling to the back inside cover flyleaf. Book 3-Uncle Remus and His Friends, 1892 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by A. B. Frost green cloth over boards with black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Gray inside covers front and back with previous owner's name written I and the upper inside corner of the front flyleaf. Gutter slightly crack on the inside front and back covers. For edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Book 4-The Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus,1904 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine decorative inside covers front and back, gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Illustrated in color by A. B. Frost and E. W. Kimball book. Previous owner's name and label on the inside front flyleaf and post flyleaf. 5-Uncle Remus New Stories of the Old Plantation, 1905 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine, glued on pictorial label mostly missing. Gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Previous owner's name written on the inside flyleaf. Volume two's spine is a little shaky but still secure, four plates missing from volume three. all five volumes are in clear pocketed covers. A rare and collectible set of books. Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process.. first Editions. hardcovers. Very-good Plus/no dust Jacket. Illus. by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. Varying Sizes. Collectible History.

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        Aspects of Poetry: Being Lectures Delivered at Oxford

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press. 1881. First. First edition. 464pp. Blue cloth with black ruling, gilt-stamped spine. Scattered foxing, edges lightly worn, corners bumped, splatter stains on spine, else very good. Collection of twelve lectures delivered by this Oxford Professor. .

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        CAMPAIGNS OF GENERAL CUSTER IN THE NORTH-WEST, AND THE FINAL SURRENDER OF SITTING BULL

      New York: Jenkins & Thomas, Printers, 9 Spruce Street, 1881. Original printed pink wrappers. First edition. 8vo. 139pp., 7 illus., (11)ads. This copy appears to contain one additional illustration of Custer. Though it is printed in NY all but one of the ads being from Dakota Territory makes one believe it was sold out there. Scare in the trade. Slightly soiled with chipping to spine and edges. Dustin 267 Graff 4513 Howes W40 Luther High Spot 138.

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        Camées artistiques, 1881, deuxième année complète, du numéro 53 à 104

      Originale.binding Edition percaline half black, smooth back cover pages of handmade paper, contemporary binding, beautiful artistic exemplaire.Camées is a weekly newspaper published on Saturday, each issue 4 pages folio with portrait Woodburytype fox (12 x 8.5 cm) stuck in a frame at the center of the first page with portraits and biographies of celebrities contemporaines.Numéros devoted to Paul Baudry (Photo Mulnier), Marie Van Zandt (Benque), Alphonse de Neuville ( Mulnier), Blanche Barretta (Nadar), quotation mark (Dagron) Leonid Leblanc (Benque) Henner (Dagron), Christine Nilsson (Benque) Mihaly Munkacsy (Dagron), Marie Lamare (Dagron), Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger (Ladrey ), Louise Massin (Benque), Charles Nicot (Carjat), Blanche Pierson (Nadar), Charles Garnier (Mieczkowski), Marie Lawrence (Nadar), Slash (Carjat), Elisa Piron (Benque), Adolphe Duchesne (Dagron), Elisabeth January (Benque), Frédéric Febvre (Nadar), Edith Ploux (Mulnier), Louis Morlet (Benque), Naomi Vernon (Benque), Dumaine (Pierre Petit) Aedile Riquer (Walery) Jospeh -François Dailly (Benque), Conchita Jélabert (Liebert), Auguste Dubulle (Dagron), Marguerite Ugalde (Franck Chalot) Berthelier (Liebert), Theresa (Liebert), Adolphe Dupuis (Franck Chalot) Desclauzas (Franck Chalot) Capoul (Liebert), Esther Chevalier (Franck chalot) Lucien Fugere (Frank Chalot), Gabrielle Tholer (Franck Chalot) Lhéritier (Franck Chalot), Alice Queen (Benque), Victor Maurel (Liebert), Louise Thuillier (Franck Chalot), Alexandre Taskin (Franck Chalot) Raphaële Sisos (Franck Chalot) Laray Carjat), Ms. Pasca (Benque) Milher (Franck Chalot), Clementine Jouassain (walery), Emile Bertin (Franck Chalot), Marie Bergé (Franck Chalot), Ernest Guiraud (Franck Chalot), Marie montbazon (Franck Chalot) --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Camées artistiques Paris s.d. (1881) 28,5x38cm relié

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        M.T. SKIFF'S CALIFORNIA MINSTRELS!...PROGRAMME FOR THIS EVE'NG [caption title]

      [N.p., 1881. Broadside, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Minor toning, old folds, top right corner chipped. Very good. An intriguing broadside program for a black-face minstrel performance by M.T. Skiff's "California" Minstrels, a short-lived outgrowth of Skiff's earlier efforts at a touring minstrel show. M.T. Skiff had managed minstrel companies since first forming the Skiff Minstrels in Philadelphia, and shortly thereafter the Skiff and Gaylord Minstrels with Low Gaylord in the early 1860s. Skiff's California Minstrels only performed for two years, from 1881-82, and were California in name only. Their show included "Grand Parlor Entertainment" which included songs such as "Negro Camp Meeting Refrain" sung by the famous Wally Gibbs (described on the broadside as "the rising young Ethiopian Comedian" but in MONARCHS OF MINSTRELSY as "a well-known black-face comedian"). The show also featured The California Quartette (one of whom, J. Henry Murphy, was from Connecticut), The 3 O'Clock Train (described on the broadside as "The Great Ethiopian Act"), a Grand Broad-Sword Combat Clog and other songs and skits. Exceedingly rare, with only two copies in OCLC, at the Harry Ransom Center and the American Antiquarian Society. Edward LeRoy Rice, MONARCHS OF MINSTRELSY, FROM "DADDY" RICE TO DATE (New York: Kenny Publishing Company, [1911]), p.96. OCLC 9847079, 950924179.

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        Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), To serve as an Atlas to the ?Handbook of British Fungi.? 1-8.

      - London, Williams and Norgate, 1881-83. 8vo. (2),+ 19; (4); (4),+ 16; (4); (4),+ 13,+ (1); (4); (4),+ 10; (4),+ 20 pp.+ 1197 chromolith. plates [of 1198]. Slight foxing to the text parts of the first four volumes. Very slightly worn green publ. cloth. with gilt top edges. Edges with stains. Eight volumes. Some plates and pages loose, especially in vols. 1, 2 and 8. Volume 7 with cracked and repaired inner hinge. Fine set with the bookplate of Nils Fries. Lacks one plate. Volbracht 408. Stafleu 1207. Nissen 395. The most extensive collection of mycological colour-illustrations until the publication of Bresadola?s ?Iconographia mycologica? The illustrations were partly drawn by Cooke from nature and partly after originals by Berkeley, Broome, W. G. Smith and Massee. The plates are renumbered by hand as per the instrucions of the author, and the plate that is lacking is number 1138. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Numa Roumestan

      Edition on current paper.Binding to bradel half sheepskin bronze back with four nerves purposes set with black nets, as part of red sheepskin, small scratches on the joints, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, a small tear in head of a cup, contemporary binding.Precious autograph signed by Alphonse Daudet Eugene Labiche.Some foxing mainly affecting the margins of some leaves. Charpentier Paris 1881 12x19cm relié

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        HISTORY Of SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA; Including Its Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography and Description, ...

      San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers, 1881. xvi, [17] - 798 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Some edgewear. Very Good.

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        Blacks, Boers, & British; A Three-Cornered Problem (Rare First Edition)

      MacMillan, London 1881 - First printing. 271 pp. + 43 pp. ads, octavo, original navy buckram with gilt titles. A Very Good copy, tight and fresh with no significant flaws, just light wear to extremities, spine slightly faded. Rare and important book on the subject. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zigzag Journeys In Classic Lands; Or, Tommy Toby's Trip To Mount Parnassus

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1881. First Edition. Cloth. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt and black. In publisher's original printed paper dust-wrapper showing some chipping and damp stains, illustrated. ; The third title in the ZigZag series. A visit to Mount Parnasuss in Greece, a visit to Southern Europe featuing Italy, Sicily and Greece. There are full page plates and then there are 125+ wonderfu black and white drawings of foreign scenes in classic lands, most history is interwoven into the text; 318, [2] pages .

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        1) Ancestral Man or, Flints, and who fashioned them (1881) London (34pp)2)The Symbolism of the Sculptured Stones of Eastern Scotland (1867) Edinburgh (38pp)3) An Ancient Cemetry at Saffron Walden (ca. 1876) (26pp) 4) Cleopatra's Needle (1877) London (32pp)5) A Record of the Archaeological Products of the Sea-shore of Cheshire, in 1864 London (1865) (8pp)6) Reliqulae Isurianae: The Remains of the Roman Isurium (1852) Liverpool (4pp)7) Notabilla of the Archaeology and Natural History of the Mersey District (1867) Liverpool (78pp)8) Further Observations on the Alleged Submarine Forests on the Shores of Liverpool Bay and the River Mersey (1865) (38pp)9) A Littoral Survey of The Port of Liverpool (1870) Liverpool (78pp)10) Account of Anglo-Saxon Jewellery (1857) (6pp)11) The Antiquities of Iona (1868) Liverpool (20pp)12) Architectural and Archaeological Sketch of the Romano-British Period (1868) Liverpool (22pp)11) Remarks on the Ancient Mural Pain

      N/A, n/d. N/A. Hardcover. g. 8vo. 488 pp. total. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. Some age wearing to edges. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Reinforced back hinge with binders tape."With the bookplate and signature of Bruce Bryan, the noted author and long time curator of the Southwest Museum of The American Indians in Pasadena, California". 14 booklets on different subjects regarding Great Britain, including Archaeology, Natural History, Architecture, Surveys, Anglo-Saxon Jewelry, Abbeys and Castles in South Wales, Ancient Cemetry at Saffron Walden, Roman-Britain and many more all bound in one volume. Illustrated throughout with b/w lithographic plates, fold out maps, plans and drawings. A tight copy in good condition.

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        On the Velocity of Light - Small statement of Albert A. Michelson on the experiments of Young and Forbes. In: NATURE. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science, Volume XXIV. May 1881 to October 1881. [The Volume also containing a contribution by Charles Darwin: „On the Work of Worms" / Howard Grubb's „Great Vienna Telescope" / etc. .

      London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1881. 4°. XVI, 624 pages including an original full page potrtrait-engraving of scottish mathematical physicist James Clerk Maxwell. Original Hardcover, recently beautifully rebacked with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Few small library stamps (discarded). Also with a contribution by Darwin in the section „Letter to the editor" (Darwin responds to an article „Leaves injured at Night by free radiation" - Illustrated throughout.

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        Edition pré-originale posthume de Bouvard et Pécuchet

      La Nouvelle Revue 1881 - Paris , La Nouvelle Revue , 1880 et 1881 . Un volume; reliure de Carayon en demi percaline (Carayon a exercé de 1875 à janvier 1909 -cf Fléty). Deux plats de couvertures ont été conservés: ceux de la livraison du 15 janvier 1881. Le volume contient les feuillets correspondant au texte des 6 livraisons de Bouvard et Pécuchet, mais aussi 3 feuillets sans rapport apparent (bulletin bibliographique). L'originale paraîtra chez Lemerre la même année que cette préoriginale. Très bel état intérieur. Percaline très légèrement tachée -traces laissées par des doigts, probablement. Hauteur des feuillets: 24,8 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RAFAEL WERK. SÄMMTLICHE TAFELBILDER UND FRESKEN DES MEISTERS. In Nachbildungen nach Kupferstichen und Photographen. Herausgegeben von Adolf Gutbier... Lichtdruck von Martin Rommel in Stuttgart, Dresden Verlag von Adolf Gutbier, 1875.

      1881. 3 voll.Splendida ril. carton. con ricche decoraz. impresse in oro e nero ai dorsi ed ai piatti, tagli dorati, cm 32x25; Vol.I : Text, pp IX, 2 c. non numer., 204; Vol. II: Tafelbilder, pp XVIII, 2 c. non numer. di t., 92 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. con scheda a fronte; Vol. III: Fresken und Tapeten, pp XVII, 2 c. non numer. di t., 93 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. con scheda a fronte. Ottimo esempl.

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        ALS to an unknown recipient, naming her sources for the characters Uncle Tom and George Harris. [with] Autobiographical fragment addressed to Ticknor, undated but probably early.

      [ALS] 8vo sheet of writing paper. Mandarin (FL): Dec. 1, 1881. [ALS] 8vo sheet of writing paper, with two horizontal folds, with two tiny mounting tabs on the back (presumably once in an album). Written in brown ink, boldly signed “H.B. Stowe”. [Autobiography] 2 pp., written front and back on a single sheet of paper. A fascinating pair of documents found inside a copy of the “Key” to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The letter is unpublished and, although it was known from fairly early on that Stowe had read Henson’s autobiography, this short note adds important information hitherto unknown. Stowe wrote a preface for the republication of Henson's autobiography in 1858 which indicated that she held him in high regard - but she is certainly known to have mentioned other slave accounts. The added information about Lewis Clarke being the model for George Harris is believed to be new. And, as Stowe adds at the end “much of the incident in both cases was imaginary”. The autobiographical fragment is addressed “Dear Mr. Ticknor” and opens “I received your letter and cheque... as to your request for a biographical note I am somewhat puzzled about it but will say with simplicity the facts". She goes on to sketch her childhood in Lichfield Connecticut "a beautiful mountain town, with the loveliest lakes and hills and the biggest snow drifts and coldest winters ever got up this side [of] Labrador", and to describe the inspirational teaching she received from John Brace of the Lichfield Female Academy and her subsequent education, "Mostly educated by hearing him talk to his classes... trained to write from the moment could hold a pen constantly stimulated to write by his influence... went to Hartford to Miss C. Beecher’s school at sixteen... then Dr. Beecher removed to Cincinnati taught school there for four years and married Prof. C.E. Stowe. Living..." and there the fragment ends. Full transcriptions available.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Leather_bound. Very good. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dicken's. The Edition De Luxe is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 490. All plates richly illustrated with over 1000 plates on India paper, Christmas Carol is hand coloured. Volume one with autographed envelope signed by Dicken's addressed to his publisher also an autographed letter signed by John Forster (Dicken's closest friend and official biographer) the letter is to George Cattermole one of Dicken's illustrator. Bound in contemporary three quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt title, all edges marble with endpaper. A magnificent set of Dicken's works.

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        Catalogo da Exposiçao de Historia do Brazil realizada pela Bibliotheca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro a 2 de Dezembro de 1881

      Typografía G. Leuzinger & Filhos, Rio de Janeiro 1881 - 2vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Litteraturzeitung (Deutsche Literaturzeitung für Kritik der internationalen Wissenschaft)(KONVOLUT aus 87 gebundenen Jahrgängen) - Jg. 2, 9, 11, 14, 17 - 42, 46, 48 - 65/1, 66 - 103.

      Walther Verlag 1881 - 1937. - Die Deutsche Literaturzeitung hat in einer jahrzehntelangen, bewährten Tradition wissenschaftliche Neuerscheinungen des In- und Auslandes in kritischer Auseinandersetzung angezeigt und ihrer Verbreitung und fruchtbaren Auswirkung gedient. Sie hat die Auswahl des Stoffes und die Art der Berichterstattung nicht auf einzelne Fachdisziplinen eingerichtet, sondern ihre Aufmerksamkeit den allgemeinen wissenschaftlichen Interessen sowie den Zusammenhängen und inneren Beziehungen der Fächer untereinander zugewandt. Im Jahre 1944, im Laufe des 65. Jahrgangs, mußte sie ihr Erscheinen einstellen. Die Umstände, unter denen sie nunmehr nach fast dreijähriger Unterbrechung wieder ans Licht tritt, haben für die wissenschaftliche Arbeit und Forschung neue Bedingungen mit sich gebracht, die sich besonders auf die Beschaffung der wissenschaftlichen Literatur, die Ergänzung der in den Kriegsjahren eingetretenen Lücken und die kritische Wertung der in der internationalen Welt hinzugekommenen Hauptwerke und ihrer Ergebnisse erschwerend auswirken. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 87 Jahrgänge; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Das Bild zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt der hier angebotenen Bände! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 150000

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        Album de la chartreuse de Notre-Dame de Mougères.

      Caux (Hérault) 1881 - In-quarto de titre et 40 tirages albuminés montés sur onglet et papier fort ; demi-chagrin vert, dos à quatre nerfs, titre en lettres dorées sur le premier plat (reliure de l'époque). Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur et tampon de la chartreuse de Notre-Dame de Mougères en première garde. Bel exemplaire. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 20% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 600 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Nilbilder [Nile Sketches]

      1881. WERNER, Karl. Nilbilder [Nile Sketches]. Wandsbeck: Gustav W. Seitz, 1881. Folio (12 by 15 inches), original gray cloth with elaborate red and green morocco-gilt onlays rebacked with portion of original spine laid down, renewed spine label, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. $3000.Early edition in German, with a map of Egypt, two in-text illustrations, and 24 rich folio chromolithographic plates of Egyptian landmarks and scenery.Born and trained in Germany, Werner set up a studio in Venice and became a popular and respected European watercolorist, exhibiting across Europe (and England in particular). During his travels in Egypt and Palestine, done in 1862-64, he became one of the few non-Muslims granted access to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. A contemporary reviewer thought Werner's ""architectural pictures bring all the purity and richness of watercolor to a system of study deliberate and complete. His Eastern views are the best architectural work of the day"" (The Century Magazine). ""The plates are facsimile pantographic prints from Werner's watercolours; they are of superb quality"" (Khatib, Palestine and Egypt Under the Ottomans). With text by Dr. A.E. Brehm and Dr. Johannes Dümichen. First published in 1875. See Blackmer 1947. Plates lovely, colors bright; a few repairs to text leaves. Staining and wear to publisher's elaborate binding. A very good copy.

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        Star Cluster in Hercules. From a Study made in June 1877

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. Chomolithograph. From a magnificent series of American chromolithographs of celestial phenomena by the Audubon of the skies. The Great Cluster of Hercules, more prosaically known as M 13, is the brightest globular cluster in the Northern Sky. Globular clusters are gravity-bound groups of stars, tens to hundreds of thousands, that orbit a galaxy, in this case our Milky Way. "A keen observer and skillful artist, Trouvelot spent several years working with the fifteen-inch refractor [telescope] at Harvard Observatory. [In all he spent fifteen years observing and drawing the heavens. In addition to Harvard, he also used the telescopes at the Washington Observatory and the University of Virginia.] The drawings he made... are still widely known. Except for Rutherford's wet-plate photographs of the sun and moon, made in 1865, Trouvelot's drawings were considered the most accurate pictures of celestial objects available until the perfection of dry-plate photography" (DSB XIII, 472). Like Audubon, Trouvelot, who was born in Aisne, France in 1827, made his name in America. He arrived in Massachusetts in 1855 and initially he worked as an artist and experimented with entomology: he was responsible for the plague of Hawk Moths in Massachusetts in the late 19th century. From 1870 he turned his attention to the skies, producing a whole series of detailed paintings of the aurora. In 1872, he was invited by Joseph Winlock, director of the Harvard College Observatory, to join the staff. During his relatively short time at Harvard, he produced the drawings that were re-produced in colour in Winlock's series of Astronomical Engravings , published in 1876. Although astro-photography was advancing rapidly, Trouvelot argued, with reason, that the ' well-trained eye alone is capable of seizing the delicate details of the structure and configuration of the heavenly bodies'. The current images certainly bear this out. They represent Trouvelot's own selection of the best from the corpus of over 7,000 drawings that he produced. In an effort to reach a wider audience, Trouvelot decided to publish the selection. With this in mind he contacted Charles Scribner's Sons, the New York publishing house, who agreed to publish the work. He personally supervised the preparation of the lithographic stones, and the set was finally published in 1882 with the accompanying book, The Trouvelot ... Manual , priced at $125 for the set. Each print bears a facsimile of Trouvelot's signature and is titled with sub-title giving the precise time and date when the original observation was made. In 1882, he left the United States, to take up a position at the Meudon Observatory, in France, where he died in 1895. His legacy is the unequalled corpus of illustrations of celestial phenomena and the present work: a fitting memorial to the greatest astronomical artist of the nineteenth century. OCLC 39538252 and 985012; see DSB XIII, 472; Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences , p.842. A.M. Clerke, A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1885), pp.191, 241.

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