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        My Journey to Medinah: Describing a Pilgrimage to Medinah performed by the Author disguised as a Mohammedan.

      London: Tinsley Bros., 1881 - Octavo. Original mid-blue sand-grained cloth with title gilt to spine, and gilt device to the front board, decorative frieze in black running across top and tail of boards and spine, floral-patterned endpapers in sanguine. Just a little rubbed, mild string notch to the top edges of the boards. An excellent copy. First edition. The son of a Yorkshire clergyman, Keane ran away to sea at 12, spending some time on a collier brig. "By the age of 18 he had acquired a second mate's certificate. He claimed to have become a certified officer in the P&O line and between 1873 and 1877 to have taken voyages to the Black Sea, the Arctic and China, and to have worked on a sugar plantation in British Guiana" (Howgego). In 1877 he presented himself to the British Consul at Jiddah, and informed him of his intention to visit Mecca. This he did under the name of Haj Mohammed Khan, "wandering the streets quite freely in a bright white tunic and a huge turban". However, after a number of close calls he proceeded to Medina, spending "ten days in the city itself", subsequently returning Britain "to write up his journey, told in such an entertaining style that it amply compensates for the author's lack of conventional scholarly attainments". Howgego IV, K4; Macro 1346. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Symbolic Logic.

      London: Macmillan & Co., , 1881. Octavo. Original red cloth, triple-rule blindstamp border to boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt, coated endpapers. Ownership inscription "J. R. Johnson" to half title, bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Figures and illustrations in the text. The slightest hint of rubbing to joints and spine ends; a crisp, clean copy in excellent condition. First edition of the work containing Venn's celebrated "diagrams", a visual tool for representing logical and mathematical classes. Symbolic Logic was written as an attempt to expand and clarify Boolean algebra. In discussing his own logical diagrams, Venn reviews the techniques of Leibniz and Euler. For a detailed discussion of Venn diagrams, see DSB XIII, 612.

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        The First of May, A Fairy Masque; Presented in a Series of 52 Designs.

      Oblong huge folio. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1881. Oblong huge folio, images measure 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches on mounts measuring 17 x 24 inches. Some wear and darkening to the edges and margins of the mounts; foxing in the margins of some mounts, prints are clean and bright. Library blind-stamp in margins, titled and numbered on each verso. Original printed cover retained, sheets loose. First Edition, no. 66 of 300 sets of India paper proofs signed by Walter Crane. Crane did his drawings, layout and lettering in pencil, and Goupil & Co. of Paris did the photo-engraving and printing. Dedicated to Charles Darwin. A scarce set complete and in decent condition; usually found cut down and rebound.

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        Numa Roumestan

      - Charpentier, Paris 1881, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition su carta corrente. Il legame a bradel metà pecora bronzo indietro con quattro scopi nervi impostato con reti nere, come parte di pecora rossa, piccoli graffi sulle ganasce, piatti di carta marmorizzato, guardie e contreplats carta al serbatoio, un piccolo strappo testa di una tazza, contemporaneo di legame. autografo Precious firmato da Alphonse Daudet Eugene Labiche. Alcuni foxing che colpisce principalmente i margini di alcune foglie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi basane bronze, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de filets noirs, pièce de titre de basane rouge, petites éraflures sur les mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un petit accroc en tête d'une coupe, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Alphonse Daudet à Eugène Labiche. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les marges de certains feuillets.

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        A PAPER ON THE RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES OF TEXAS, READ BY COL. WILLIAM W. LANG, BEFORE THE FARMER'S CLUB OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE, COOPER UNION, NEW YORK, MARCH 8TH, 1881

      Austin: The South-Western Immigration Company, 1881., 1881. First edition. 8vo. Original decorated wrappers, 61 [1] pp., double column, index. 65.8cm x 60.2 cm finely colored, Map of the Southwest. The map depicts Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Indian Territory, showing counties, cities, rivers, railroads, etc. plus insets of statistics. Statistics of Texas include crops, education, school and charity endowments, lands for sale, etc. Similar type statistics appear for both Arkansas and Louisiana. Six Guns 1278 says "Rare." "Part of this paper deals with lawlessness in Texas. Some issues do not include the map." Herd 1305 says "Rare." The company was organized by the railroads to promote immigration to Texas. Printed in double columns and loaded with information and statistics. The rear wrapper denotes that B. G. Duval, Secretary of the company resides in Austin, Texas, and WM. W. Lang, the President, resides in London, England. Covers lightly soiled, internally clean and tight, else a near fine copy housed in a cloth, four-point, clamshell case with a leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. The superb map is in fine condition and will be packed and shipped separately.

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        Between the Amazon and Andes or Ten Years of a Lady's Travels in the Pampas, Gran Chaco, Paraguay, and Matto Grosso.

      London: Edward Stanford, 1881. - 8vo., (8 x 5 ½ inches). 2 fine folding engraved maps with original hand-color in outline, engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates (slightly toned, occasional spotting). Contemporary half brown morocco, marbled boards, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettered in one, top edge gilt (front free endpaper detached, extremities worn). First edition. The author was the wife of Michael George Mulhall (1836-1900), an Irish-born statistician who established the "Standard" in Buenos Aires, the first paper in English published in South America. He was best known for his "Dictionary of Statistics" (1883). Marion served as his assistant, editor, and proofreader, who ruthlessly corrected his manuscripts before publication. She was a successful author in her own right, publishing several books about the New World, in particular, its native peoples. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life, Speeches and Public Services of James A Garfield twentieth President of the United States including an account of his

      GEORGE STINSON & CO, PORTLAND, ME 1881 - title cont.Assassination , Lingering Pain, Death, and Burial, with an introduction by Hix Excellencey John D Long, Governor of Massachusetts, 5 ribbed leather spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpages, some browning to pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1881 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits

      London: John Murray,, 1881. With illustrations. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front and rear boards panelled in blind, dark brown endpapers, edges uncut. With the publisher's advertisements. 15 woodcuts to the text. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper verso, a few neat pencil annotations to contents. Spine ends and corners slightly bumped, very faint marking to front board, endpapers lightly foxed, lower edges of sig. R2 and R8 chipped, overall a bright and excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of the first 1,000 printed from an edition of 2,000, of Darwin's fastest-selling publication. The last publication prior to his death in 1882, it is the culmination of ten years of intensive research and close observation on the interaction of earthworms with their physical environment and their influence on great earth movements. "It was his leitmotif, explaining vast changes by minute incremental events: mountain uplift, evolving life, and now worms transforming the soil" (ODNB). The first printing was said to be 2,000 copies, but copies of the second thousand are noted as such on the title page; otherwise there are no textual differences. It is likely the first and second thousand were printed simultaneously but bound up with the different title pages.

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        Le Monde où l'on s'ennuie, Comédie en Trois Actes

      Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1881. First edition, No. 18 of 25 copies on Holland paper. 1 vols. 8vo. Cream cloth (slightly soiled), t.e.g., with the original front wrapper bound in. Two bookplates, and with a description from a 1939 auction catalogue tipped to the verso of the front wrapper. First edition, No. 18 of 25 copies on Holland paper. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 25 Copies. Rare issue of the first edition of the author's most succesful comedy, "a lively satire of a world in which 'culture' is an amusement for society women, and political and literary honours depend on skillful wire-pulling˘" - Oxford Companion to French Literature. With an Autograph Note from the author tipped to the flyleaf, inviting "mon chere confrère" to a soirée at which he will find a number of friends, mentioning Dumas and others. Laid in is the Carte-de Visite of the French actor Eugène Garraud of the Comédie Française, who first played the character 'Toulonnier' in the play.

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        Vegetable Mould

      John Murray 1881 - Printing part of the Four thousand, as stated on the title page. Same year as small first printing. Very good in original green cloth. Some light foxing on first few pages, but otherwise very clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Symbolic Logic.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1881 - Octavo. Original red cloth, triple-rule blindstamp border to boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt, coated endpapers. The slightest hint of rubbing to joints and spine ends; a crisp, clean copy in excellent condition. Ownership inscription "J. R. Johnson" to half title, bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Figures and illustrations in the text. First edition of the work containing Venn's celebrated "diagrams", a visual tool for representing logical and mathematical classes. Symbolic Logic was written as an attempt to expand and clarify Boolean algebra. In discussing his own logical diagrams, Venn reviews the techniques of Leibniz and Euler. For a detailed discussion of Venn diagrams, see DSB XIII, 612. Church, p. 12; Risse II, 108. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        KACHO^ SO^MOKU GAFU Zen

      1881. Good. [BOTANICAL] HASEGAWA Tokutaro^, editor. KACHO^ SO^MOKU GAFU Zen. O^saka, Bunko^do^. Originally published in Meiji 14 [1881], it would appear this version appeared soon thereafter. Original covers and title label. String- bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. 25.2 x 16.7 cm. There are 40 pages of well-printed color illustrations of flowers. The covers are worn and a few pages are separated at the fore-edge fold, but good overall. Unusual book. Complete.

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        Ballads and Other Verses

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1881 - First Edition; BAL 5893 (state b - no precedence is suggested or supposed); bookplate; minor foxing; very good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, C. Brewster from his friend J.T.F.Ó Brewster was a prominent citizen and writer from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, FieldsÕs home town. The authorÕs greatest achievement was as a publisher (Ticknor & Fields, Fields, Osgood, as well as the Atlantic Monthly), and he was the friend and associate of most of the prominent literati of the day. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

      Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers, San Francisco 1881 - xvi, [17] - 798 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Original publisher's tan full-sheep binding, professionally rebacked to style, with original black & maroon leather title labels reused. Eps renewed 1st Edition (Cowan, p. 568; Filby, p. 34; Howes S-101; Rocq 13729). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reminiscences of a Ranger.

      Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes,, Los Angeles: 1881 - 8vo, original gilt pictorial green cloth, [6], [9]-457 pp. Front joint splitting, small bumps to edges (including corners) head of spine a bit frayed, light rubbing (affecting gilt stamped top cover), hinges cracking, slight lean, occasional foxing; otherwise about very good. A rather scarce title that gives a pretty vivid picture of the clearly lawlessness and law enforcement in southern California. Bell provides ample descriptions of some of the villains and outlaws of that time. Graff reports "Bell has written more minutely upon the 'steam side' of society than any other California author, and there is a fascination about his book. From the long lists given of murderous villains, thieving scoundrels, and other unholy characters." Graff 240. Cowan P. 44. Howes B325. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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        KACHO^ SO^MOKU GAFU Zen

      1881 - [BOTANICAL] HASEGAWA Tokutaro^, editor. KACHO^ SO^MOKU GAFU Zen. O^saka, Bunko^do^. Originally published in Meiji 14 [1881], it would appear this version appeared soon thereafter. Original covers and title label. String- bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. 25.2 x 16.7 cm. There are 40 pages of well-printed color illustrations of flowers. The covers are worn and a few pages are separated at the fore-edge fold, but good overall. Unusual book. Complete.

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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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        HOLY BIBLE: CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES, WITH A COMPLETE CONCORDANCE, EMBRACING EVERY PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE IN THE LARGEST EDITIONS. 100,000 MARGINAL REFERENCES AND READINGS. APOCRYPHA AND PSALMS IN METRE.

      Gay Bros. & Co., New York. 1881 - . "DR. WILLIAM SMITH'S STANDARD BIBLE DICTIONARY, IN WHICH EVERY IMPORTANT SCRIPTURAL WORD IS FULLY EXPLAINED. A COMPREHENSIVE AND CRITICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TABERNACLE AND ITS SACRED FURNITURE; TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRIESTHOOD AND THE WORSHIP AND SACRIFICES OF THE ISRAELITES. COMPILED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS EDITION OF THE HOLY BIBLE, CHIEFLY FROM THE WRITINGS OF DR. WILLIAM SMITH, DEAN MILMAN, REV. JOHN KITTO, D. D., DRS. VON EWALD AND MICHELSON, AND OTHER EMINENT AUTHORITIES. A HISTORY OF ALL THE RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS OF THE WORLD, AND MANY OTHER IMPORTANT AND USEFUL AIDS TO THE STUDY OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. ALL WRITTEN TO INCREASE THE INTEREST IN AND SIMPLIFY THE STUDY OF THE WORD OF GOD. A COMPLETE HISTORY OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE BIBLE, WITH DESCRIPTIVE SCENES AND EVENTS. BIBLICAL SCENERY; MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ANCIENTS; BIBLE AIDS FOR SOCIAL AND PRIVATE PRAYER; THE HISTORY OF THE TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE; THE TABERNACLE AND SOLOMON'S TEMPLE; SCENES IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST, AND THE LIFE OF ST. PAUL; BIBLE TEXT EVENTS ILLUSTRATED, FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION. THE WHOL EMBELLISHED WITH OVER 2500 FINE SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATIONS, ON STEEL, WOOD, AND IN COLORS.". [14, 18, 32, 128, 16, 178, 10, 12, 640, 104, 48, viii, 643 - 1029, 44, 36pp]. Leather binding, deep molded boards, covered with rich gold gilding, complete set of working clasps. Handwritten family genealogy of Robert L. Goulding and Sarah L. Looheed 1880-1964. Includes five antique portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Goulding and their daughter Elsie, three carte de visite and two tintypes. Appears that one of the clasps broke from the binding and was reattached. Leather worn from corners of boards. Weighs approx. 14 lbs, additional shipping and handling will apply. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A PAPER ON THE RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES OF TEXAS, READ BY COL. WILLIAM W. LANG, BEFORE THE FARMER'S CLUB OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE, COOPER UNION, NEW YORK, MARCH 8TH, 1881

      The South-Western Immigration Company, 1881., Austin - 8vo. Original decorated wrappers, 61 [1] pp., double column, index. 65.8cm x 60.2 cm finely colored, Map of the Southwest. The map depicts Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Indian Territory, showing counties, cities, rivers, railroads, etc. plus insets of statistics. Statistics of Texas include crops, education, school and charity endowments, lands for sale, etc. Similar type statistics appear for both Arkansas and Louisiana. Six Guns 1278 says "Rare." "Part of this paper deals with lawlessness in Texas. Some issues do not include the map." Herd 1305 says "Rare." The company was organized by the railroads to promote immigration to Texas. Printed in double columns and loaded with information and statistics. The rear wrapper denotes that B. G. Duval, Secretary of the company resides in Austin, Texas, and WM. W. Lang, the President, resides in London, England. Covers lightly soiled, internally clean and tight, else a near fine copy housed in a cloth, four-point, clamshell case with a leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. The superb map is in fine condition and will be packed and shipped separately. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Uncle Remus his Songs and his Sayings, The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

      D. APPLETON & CO, NY 1881 - Gold gilt on cover, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. General wear, tanned spine, top spine edge has a 2" tear on rear and a 1" tear on front, bookplate on inner board, previous owners name and small inscription on front end paper. DATE PUBLISHED: 1881 EDITION: 231 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Mountain Scouting, a Hand-Book for Officers and Soldiers on the Frontiers

      the author, NY 1881 - 12mo; brown cloth bds; gilt title and design of tent on fb, gilt title on spine - both bright;wear to edges, extrems., some rubbing;ft. inner hinge reinforced with archival tape; slight tide mark to upper outer corner of all pages coming nowhere near text; pp. 248, 36+7adverts. Mylar cover. a veritable "how to" for soldiers and scouts on the frontier including chapters on "the horse," "the rifle," field equipment,"crossing rivers,"living off the country,"Indian character," and "skirmishing." This is followed by an appendix with sections on swimming, rowing, and the Chinook vocabulary. A very scarce and interesting book; Howes F56. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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