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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt"), to Harriet Douglas Robinson ("Dear Missy"), congratulating her on her engagement to Henry Bazeley Wolryche-Whitmore

      New York, 1881. 4 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, with original envelope addressed in Roosevelt's hand, stamp torn off with some loss, Basel and New York franking stamps. 8 x 5 inches. Creased from prior folding. 4 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, with original envelope addressed in Roosevelt's hand, stamp torn off with some loss, Basel and New York franking stamps. 8 x 5 inches. An early letter from the 22-year-old Theodore Roosevelt to his friend Harriet Douglas Robinson, congratulating her on her engagement to the Englishman Henry Bazeley Wolryche-Whitmore. Robinson was the granddaughter of Betsy Mary Douglas and James Monroe, nephew of the President of the same name. Her mother Fanny Monroe married Douglas Robinson, a distant cousin. Harriet's brother Douglas Robinson, married Roosevelt's sister Corinne in 1882.The letter reads, in part: "I must confess that I was perfectly dumbfounded - though intensely delighted - at the news. Of course I could see that he was very much in love, and I rather thought it would be an engagement *some* time … I am too glad that we had all of us already grown to like him so much: I don't think we could have trusted our Missy in a total stranger's hands … whenever we go to England you will be, I am afraid, bored by our presence; and whenever you come over [the Atlantic] it will not only be to see Mr. & Mrs. Robinson Jr but Mr. & Mrs. Roosevelt Jr …"A rare, early letter, predating Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly in November 1881. ABPC records only two letters sold at auction dated earlier than the present letter.

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        The Story of a Soldier's Life or Peace, War and Mutiny

      Sampson Low, London 1881 - 2 vols. Two coloured frontispieces. Contemporary half morocco. Neat gilt stamps to front board and spine. A handsome copy of this rare work covering the entire campaign in Turkey and the Crimea. Battles of Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman and Sebastepole. An account of the Indian Mutiny, Lucknow, Gwalior, Cawnpor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three photographs (each approximately 160 x 120 mm or the reverse) of Anna Pavlova, all inscribed and signed in 1929 to Mimi Mattin

      The photographs are mounted together, behind glass and recently reinserted in the original frame; apart from some silvering-out around the margins, the entire package (external dimensions 295 x 650 mm) is in excellent condition. All three portraits have '"Ross" Verlag' in the negative. Two of them are credited to 'd'Ora, Paris' (Dora Philippine Kallmus, 1881-1963); one is definitely 'Anna Pavlova, in costume for the solo "Christmas", before 1929' (from online sources), and the other is almost certainly from the same sitting. The third one carries the credit 'Portrait by Lafayette, London'; taken in August 1927, it depicts Pavlova with Jack the swan draped around her neck. The recipient, Mimi Mattin, was a 'Life Member of the Adelaide Repertory Theatre Society, Actor, Costume Designer, Director, Producer, Costume Co-ordinator, Costume Maker, Wardrobe Mistress, Coordinator' who is mentioned in 122 events in the AusStage database.

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        Der Köllnische Fischmarkt zu Berlin.

      - Federzeichnung v. K.(ondrad) Böse, datiert im Bild, 1881, 34 x 41,5 Saur, Allgem. Künstler Lexik., München-Lpzg., 1996, Bd. 12, S. 96.; Thieme - B., Bd. IV, S. 206. - Ders. dort:"Zeichner der Gegenwart in Berlin, trat Ende der 80er Jahre des vorigen Jahrh. . hervor .". Studierte bei Paul Thumann u. Karl Gussow an der Berliner Akademie; später dort Professor. - Ausstellung auf der Großem Berliner Kunstaustellung 1909. - Zeigt mittig das ehem. Köllsche Rathaus. Die Ansicht zeigt das Gebäude nach dem Umbau ( 1710 - 16 ) mit dem unvollendet gebliebenen Turm. Das Gebäude hat eine wechselvolle Geschichte. Die Stadtverwaltung von Berlin, Kölln, Friedrich-Werder und Dorotheenstadt war nur kurze Zeit in diesem Gebäude untergebracht, denn schon um 1725 zog die Verwaltung, auf Weisung Friedrich Wilhelm I, in das Berlinsche Rathaus. Ab 1730 dann Köllsches Gymnasium, dann einige weitere Funktionsveränderungen, ab 1880 dann im 1. Stock die Sammlung des Märkischen Museums. Im Jahr 1900 fiel das Gebäude der Straßenverbreiterung zum Opfer. - Hier Darstellung nach dem Einzug des Märkischen Museums. I. Hgr. der Kirchturm der Petrikirche. Unten rechts sig. u. dat.: K. Boese '81. - Sehr selten. Das Blatt ist alt auf einen Or.-Untersatzkarton montiert und auf diesem von Böse (Boese) in kunstvoller Schrift betitelt.

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        La vie et l'oeuvre de J.F. Millet

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Holland paper, only leading copies.Bradel binding in half black morocco with corners, smooth back with small scratches in the head and foot, golden date tail, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, corners slightly blunt, binding from the time signed A. Tisseron.Illustrated book of 12 plates inset, here in duplicate like the copies of the leading print, and 48 in-text engravings repredent works of Jean-François Millet.Provenance: from the library of the painter and engraver Jean Frélaut with his signature on a guard as ex-libris.Our copy is exceptionally enriched with three original drawings in pencil of paper, on two loose sheets, of Jean Frélaut that he signed, dated and executed in the manner of Millet as it stipulated in feet of these .These drawings depict two women and a portrait of a man. A. Quantin Paris 1881 22,5x33,5cm relié

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        I: Sur la longue durée de la vie des germes charbonneux et sur leur conservation dans les terres cultivées. SS. (209)-211. - II: (Und:) Dieselben. De l'atténuation des virus et de leur retour à la virulence. SS. (429)-435. - III: (Und:) Dieselben. De la possibilité de rendre les moutons réfractaires au charbon par la méthode des inoculations préventives. SS. 662-665. - IV: (Und:) Dieselben. La vaccin du charbon. SS. 666-668. - V: (Und:) Dieselben. Compte rendu sommaire des expériences faites à Pouilly-le-Fort, près Melun, sur la vaccination charbonneuse. SS. 1378-1383. - VI: (Und:) Dieselben. Sur la rage. SS. 1259-1260. In: Comptes rendus. de l'Académie des sciences. Band 92.

      Paris Gauthier-Villars 1881 - (27 x 22 cm). 1585 S. Etwas späterer Halbleinwandband. Zu I-V: Fünf Arbeiten über den Milzbrand-Erreger und seine Bekämpfung, jeweils in erster Ausgabe. - "In soil on a side in which anthrax cadavera had been buried twelve years previosly, Pasteur, Chamberland, and Roux demonstrated anthrax spores by inoculation into guinea-pigs. He found that anthrax will not grow above 45°C. but yielded abundant growths at 42-43°C. At the latter temperatures no spores were formed. The cultur had indeed become asporogenous, and in a month had ceased to grow. When a virulent anthrax culture in broth was kept at 42-43°C for eight days it had lost a considerable part of its virulence and was innocuous when injected into guinea-pigs, rabbits, or sheep. This was the method which was suggested by Pasteur, Chamberland, and Roux as an anthrax prophylactic or vaccine, and to demonstrate its value and emphasize its importance to farmers a large experiment was undertaken by Pasteur. The experiment consisted in the inoculation. of 24 sheep, 1 goat, and 6 cows with 5 drops of a living attenuated culture on anthrax bacillus. The result was soon apparent. All the vaccinated sheep were well. Pasteur's triumph was complete. The discovery of the anthrax vaccine constituted, he said 'un progrès sensible sur le vaccin jennérien' (in the last paper)" (Bulloch, The History of Bacteriology S. 244f). - Garrison-Morton 5169. - Zu VI: Erste Ausgabe. - "This Paper marks the beginning of Pasteur's studies on rabies. With C. Chamberland, P.P.E. Roux , and T. Thuillier" (Garrison-Morton 5481.4). - Gestempelt, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        A Visit to Abyssinia. An Account of Travel in Modern Ethiopia.

      London: Hurst and Blackett 1881 - First edition. 2 volumes, octavo. xi, 310; viii, 307, [v] pp., 16 pages ads at end, original purple cloth gilt, light foxing, a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - McLOUGHLIN PUB. LIGHTNING EXPRESS. NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1881. 4to (9 x 10 1/2"), pictorial wraps, spine professionally strengthened else VG+. The story is about a train on a wild ride that did extraordinary feats without hurting the riders. After the passengers departed it flew into space and became a blazing comet. Illustrated by J.H. Howard with 9 fabulous full page chromolithographs. This is a rare McLoughlin picture book. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gleanings from the desert of Arabia.

      London Kegan Paul 1881 - First edition. 8vo., viii, 399pp., 32 pages ads at end, original red cloth gilt, gilt pictorial vignette to upper cover, a little waterstaining to lower cover else a very nice copy of a scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, Dissenting Minister. Edited by his friend, Reuben Shapcott

      London - Trubner & Co. 1881 - A scarce first edition of this fictitous autobiography criticising the state of religion in Victorian England. A rare survival in the original publisher's binding. In 1881 The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, fictitiously edited by his friend Reuben Shapcott, appeared: White's first book at the age of fifty. Mark Rutherford's Deliverance followed in 1885, also edited by Reuben Shapcott. Behind this double pseudonymous hedgewhich remained in place for all Hale White's fictional outingshe carefully spilt the beans about the chapel life and the narrow dissenting pietisms of his youth, and vented his satirical fury over what he perceived as the decline of the old nonconformist radicalisms into modern shallowness and hypocrisy -ODNB. William Hale White, 1831-1913, was an English writer and civil servant. Condition: In the original publisher's binding. Externally, a little bumped, with some darkening and marks. Thejoints are starting, with the paper split. Internally, the textblock is split in several places, with pages 65-80 only partially attached, and several gatherings becoming loose. There are occasional spots and marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY. A rare survival and very original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ethnographische Atlas van Midden-Sumatra, met verklarenden Tekst.

      Brill, Leiden, 1881. - EA. Midden-Sumatra. Reizen en Onderzoekingen der Sumatra-Expeditie ( Prof. P.J.Veth). Derde Deel.EErste Gedeelte. Tweede Afdeeling. Mit 128 Tafeln mit chromolithogr. Abbildungen. HLdr.-Band mit aufgezogenen OBroschur-deckeln. 63 S. (erklärender Text) sowie 128 Tafeln auf starkem Karton. 4°. Bruschurdeckel gering fleckig, innen einige wenige Tafeln sehr gering stockfleckig; ansonsten ist das Buch in ausgezeichnetem, absolut sauberem, fast neuwertigem Zustand. Dieser Teilband des dritten Bandes der umfangreichen 'Midden-Sumatra_Expedition'-Veröffentlichungen ist ohne Frage das Herzstück des an Abbildungen interessierten Ethnologen/Ethnografen. Sehr zahlreiche wunderbare Tafeln in Farbe und in s/w. Sehr selten.

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        La vie et l'oeuvre de J.F. Millet

      - A. Quantin, Paris 1881, 22,5x33,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 copie numerate in Olanda, l'unica grande carta. Il legame a bradel metà marocco angoli neri, schiena liscia con piccoli graffi sulla parte superiore e inferiore, coda Golden Data marmorizzato piatti di carta, guardie e contreplats di carta a mano, copertine conservato, angoli leggermente urtato, vincolante il tempo firmato da A. Tisseron. Libro illustrato con 12 tavole incastonate qui duplicare Stato come copie della edizione deluxe, e 48 stampe in-text repreduisant opere di Jean-François Millet. Provenienza: il pittore e incisore biblioteca Jean Frélaut con la sua firma su un avvertimento per mezzo di ex libris. Nostra copia è eccezionalmente arricchita tre disegni originali a matita, su due fogli sciolti, Jean Frélaut ha firmato, datato ed eseguito nel modo di Millet Come ha dichiarato in piedi della tavola . Questi disegni di due donne e il ritratto di un uomo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos lisse comportant de petites éraflures en tête et en pied, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, coins légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque signée de A. Tisseron. Ouvrage illustré de 12 planches hors-texte, ici en double état à l'instar des exemplaires du tirage de tête, ainsi que de 48 gravures in-texte repreduisant des oeuvres de Jean-François Millet. Provenance : de la bibliothèque du peintre et graveur Jean Frélaut avec sa signature sur une garde en guise d'ex-libris. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi de trois dessins originaux au crayon de papier, sur deux feuilles volantes, de Jean Frélaut qu'il a signés, datés et exécutés à la manière de Millet ainsi qu'il l'a stipulé en pieds de ceux-ci. Ces dessins représentant deux femmes et un portrait d'homme.

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        Als Eskimo unter den Eskimos. Eine Schilderung der Erlenisse der Schwatka'schen Franklin- Aufsuchungs -Expedition in den Jahren 1878-80.

      Vienna, Budapest & Leipsig. A. Hartleben. 1881. - 8vo, 22.5cm, [1].245pp., frontis, and numerous text drawings including 12 full-page, 3 coloured maps (2 folding), elaborate gilt and black stamped decorated pebbled cloth, gilt and black decorated bands and panels, gilt spine titles, light foxing, fine copy. (cgc) An account of the Schwatka Expedition of 1878-80 in the search for Franklin. The author was an artist and cartographer to this expedition and he covers mainly the internal life of the small group (five men), stressing those situations in which men battle the grim elements of the north with indigenous means. Their base was Camp Daly, northwest coast of Hudson Bay. The party proceeded inland in a northwesterly direction to King William Island and back (see also Gilder's narrative). Klutschak deals especially with the natives of the area (Netsilik and Iglulik Eskimos) describing and illustrating with numerous sketches, various features of their life, their snowhouses, domestic utensils, food, dress, hunting, sledging, indoor amusements, string figures, song and drum play, etc. He depicts the party's observations and conversations in the Eskimo community regarding the relics from Franklin's ship. AB. A scarce account in the original German. A.B. 23306. Not in Day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Het Nieuwe Testament, of alle Boeken des Nieuwen Verbonds onzes Heeren Jezus Christus, uit de Grieksche Taal in onze Nederlandsche Taal getrouwelijk overgezet. Op last van de Hoog- Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en volgens het besluit van de Synode Nationaal, gehouden te Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 en 1619. Ingerigt overeenkomstig de thans meest gebruikelijke Taal en Spelling. WITH: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen , in den jare 1773 gekozen, met de noodige daarin gemaakte veranderingen. Ingerigt overeenkomstig de thans meest gebruikelijke Taal en Spelling. WITH: Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het Boek der Psalmen bij den Openbaren Godsdienst in de Nederlandsche Hervormde Gemeenten gebruikt te worden, op uitdrukkelijken last van alle de Synoden der Voornoemde Gemeenten bijeen verzameld en in ordre gebragt in de jaren 1803, 1804 en 1805. WITH: Vervolgbundel op de Evangelische Gezangen, op last van de Algemeene Synode der Nederlandsche Hervormde Kerk, uitgegeven ten voordeele van de algemeene fondsen dier kerk. Mitsgaders, de Christelijke Catechismus, Formulieren en Gebeden der Gereformeerde Kerken.

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

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        Étude sur les machines centrifuges , pompes et ventilateurs + ses 6 plans d'ingénieur en fin de livre ( très rare )

      Dunod, 1881 in4 Reliure editeur

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        Monografia della città di Roma e della campagna romana. Volume Primo [e secondo]. [più 3 apendici:] Bonghi, Canevari, Uzuelli

      Tip. Elzeviriana nel Ministero delle finanze, Roma 1881 - 5 volumi in-4 (cm.27), pp. CII, (4), CXXIII, (1), 389, (1), con 7 tavole fuori testo (primo volume); pp. 573, pp. 111, (2), CXXVIII-CLXII, con 12 tavole fuori testo (secondo volume). Seguono, con legatura uniforme, le 3 appendici: 'Appendice di Ruggero Bonghi "Bibiografia storica antica", di pp. 177, (1); Appendice di Raffaello Canevari "Note alla carta agronomica dei dintorni di Roma", pp. 76; Appendice di Gustavo Uzielli "Indice bibliografico delle opere pubblicate in Roma da qualunque autore ed anche fuori Roma da persone residenti nella Capitale dal 1870 a tutto il 1877. Belle legature in mezza pelle con angoli, dorso a nervi con titoli e numerazione di tomo in oro (lievi spellature superficiali). Bell'esemplare, che raramente si trova accompagnato dalle appendici. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-MARRIAGE-PRESENTATION-BRIDE-FAMILY-De Boucherville-Ballin-1881

      - Antique print, titled: 'Presentation de la Mariee', ('Presentation of the bride'), a large gathering in a sumptuous mansion, where a woman in an off-white dress is led into the room, where a family is seated around a table. The young woman is accompanied by her father and mother (the three of them distinctly lower class than the people already present). Handcoloured etching/engraving on a vellin type paper. Description: Master print, published in Paris by A. Delarue in 1881, and printed by Ch. Chardon. Our definition of master print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by J. Ballin after A. de Boucherville. Joel, John Ballin (1822-1885) was a Danish engraver, Joel Ballin studied art at the Copenhagen Academy, under J. Lundk and Eckersberg. His first engravings were exhibited there in 1841. Ballin then moved to Germany and worked in Leipzig from 1846 to 1848. His fine style of engraving attracted attention throughout Europe and during the following years he was repeatedly commissioned by both London and Paris publishers. Ballin was elected to the Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, in 1877. He returned to Denmark in 1883 and founded a school of engraving there. Adrien de Boucherville (French 1829-1912). Condition: Excellent, given age. Attached to carrier. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DPO-77-01 The overall size is ca. 36 x 27.6 inch. The image size is ca. 31.5 x 25.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 91.5 x 70 cm. The image size is ca. 80 x 64 cm.

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        Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree, for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, and Published by Its Authority.

      Charleston. 1881 - Spine very lightly sunned, otherwise very good. 8vo. iv, 861 pp. Hardcover, purple stippled cloth, gilt Masonic eagle devices on cover and spine, same eagle in blind on back cover, embossed borders, gilt spine title, gray coated endpapers. 2nd Edition with the 5641 date on the title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Angler's Complete Guide and Companion: Being a Practical Treatise on Angling and its Requirements, with beautifully executed illustrations, in colours, of the artificial flies for the different months, and highly finished engravings of all other neces

      London & Hertford. Published by the author. W. Cates. & Simosn and Co. [1881].. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) 12mo, 18cm, The First Edition, 203, with 2p of ads., with 77 hand coloured artificial flies for the different months on 12 plates, plus hundred of text illustrations from engravings, (hooks, reels, fish, etc.), index, catalogue of rods and tackle, Fine Signed binging "Bayntun, Binders, Bath, Eng." in full dark green wavy grain polished calf, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt borders in angling motif decorations in the panels, crushed red morocco label, bind and gilt decorated borders on the boards, wide gilt decorated dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edge's gilt, with the original gilt pictoiral decorated brown cloth and spine bound in at the end, a fine copy, author's presentation copy "Presented with the Author's Compliments", rare thus. (Spg) A scarce angling book. Westwood & Satchell, p. xx - "A tackle-maker"s publication, as the title indicates, but far before any similar work in this country. The flies are particularly well done, and much information, useful to anglers, is appended." .

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        Lehrbuch der Gehirnkrankheiten für Aerzte und Studirende - 3 Bände.

      Kassel, Berlin ; Fischer, 1881 - 1883. - 371 + 251 + 321 S. ; 96 Abb. Guter Zustand. Bibliotheks-Exemplare mit Stempeln und Signaturaufklebern. Bd. 2 mit ca. 3 cm-großem Abriss am Buchrücken, Buchrücken von Band 1 leicht eingerissen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2450 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Henry Sotheran & Co., London 1881 - 18 1/4 x 15 inches, two-tone tan cloth portfolio with large pictorial cover label, spine and flaps renewed, sides original, Signed by Crane, on limitation page, 57 separate sheets, composed of limitation sheet plus 56 sheets numbered I to LVI. Crane did his drawings, layout and lettering in pencil, and Goupil & Co. of Paris did the photo-engraving and printing. The images measure 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches and are on mounts measuring 15 x 18 1/4 inches. The cover label is rubbed but legible. Some wear and darkening to the edges and margins of the mounts; foxing to limitation sheet and some faint darkening to the last sheet, all other engravings are clean and bright. Housed in a modern oak box. Dedicated to Charles Darwin by the author and artist. First Edition, Limited edition: No. 163 of 300 sets of India paper proofs edition. . [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Circulation Du Sang A L'état Physiologique Et Dans Les Maladies. (Exemplaire De Pierre Janet)

      Paris: G. Masson 1881 - In-8° broché, couverture imprimée originale - (2), 3pp., 745pp., 358 figures in-texte. Magnifique exemplaire en parfait état ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque reproduisant sa signature olographe sur la page de garde. ---- GARRISON N° 783 ---- DSB IX pp. 101/102 ---- Heirs of Hippocrates N° 1964 Étienne Jules Marey (1830-1904) fut un grand physiologiste, professeur d'histoire naturelle au Collège de France ; son nom reste attaché, dans le domaine de la médecine, à certaines lois qui régissent l'excitabilité du myocarde, comme la loi de l'inexcitabilité périodique du coeur. Ici, il présente un système circulatoire sanguin dans son état normal et dans l'état de maladie. Ses recherches sur la circulation du sang sont fondamentales ; tout comme le sera, quelques années plus tard, son invention de la chronophotographie. "This work, based on Marey's earlier Physiologie médicale de la circulation du sang, has the added benefit of nearly twenty years experience, study, and research. Marey again presents a comprehensive study of the circulatory system's physiology and pathology, and, in addition, he places special emphasis on the clinical signs of cardiac health and disease as well as the instrumentation necessary to detect and record their physiological manifestations" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1964). Bedford 59. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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        Signed Photo on Program Cover, 1923

      Russian star prima ballerina of the late 19th, early 20th century (1881-1931), she became the first ballerina to tour around the world. Signed program with Pavlova portrayed on the cover as the Dying Swan, her signature piece. Pavlova signs in ink below the oval photo, which has a facsimile (printed) signature in the center. Performance at the Boston Opera House, 1923, full program with photographs of the dancer, detached cover with minor damage on borders, otherwise in excellent condition

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      Blackie & Son, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh 1881 - NO. 31 OF 100 LARGE PAPER COPIES.Decorative, green, hard linen binding. Gilt title to spine. Pages have rag edges. Wear to the head and tail to the spine. Bookplate. Index. Thirty-eight illustrations, six coloured plates. 32 woodcuts. A very attractive copy. 122 pages. Scarce. Size: 10.0" X 12.0" 1st Printing Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Whole Art of Marbling as Applied to Paper, Book-Edges Etc. Containing a Full Description of the Nature and Properties of the Materials used, the Methods of Preparing them, and of Executing Every Kind of Marbling in use at the Present Time, with Numerous Illustrations and Examples.

      George Bell and Sons. 1881. Third edition, 8vo (205 x 130 mm), 82pp., with half-title, 63 inserted specimens, 20 mounted on 5 plates, the remainder full-page, all executed expressly for this work under the immediate superintendence of the author, and most of them by his own hand, facsimile autograph letter by the dedicatee Michael Faraday, presentation inscription from the author on half-title, call number in ink to verso of title, new endpapers, recent green cloth. First published in 1853, a second edition appeared in the following year, and this third edition followed in 1881. "A major landmark in Marbling literature as this is the first textbook of marbling. It guides students carefully through all the steps, and provides large samples of the patterns described... Woolnough's great contribution was to open up the technique of marbling, remove the mystery, and make it readily available to any who desired it..."?Easton. Easton, Marbling: a History and a Bibliography. p.48.

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        La Svizzera descritta da Voldemaro Kaden con illustrazoni di Alessandro Calame, Arturo Calame ed altri celebri artisti. Opera ill. da 382 incisioni e 64 tavole staccate dal teste (di A. Closs) Seconda edizione.

      Milano, Fratelli Treves, 1881, - in-Folio, 2 ff. + 506 p. + 3 ff. (Indice), richement ill. con 382 incisioni nel testo e 64 tavole, rousseurs, reliure en d.-cuir originale. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2415.

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        Amtliche Berichte ueber die Internationale Fischerei-Ausstellung zu Berlin 1880.

      1881 - First Edition. 8vo, [xxii], 84; [ii], 244; [ii], 89, [1]; [ii], 95, [1], [ii], 256pp, original boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First Annual Report of the Board of State Viticultural Commissioners. Second Edition, Revised

      Sacramento: Board of State Viticultural Commissioners, 1881. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Printed Wrappers. Fair. Large Folding Map, Folding Plates. 192 pp. + folding map and plates, four original staples. Front cover lacking, otherwise complete. Note at bottom of second page, "revised for second edition of this report, according to changes made since the publication of the first edition." Tear at spine edge of large folding plates at rear, due to careless opening; a few short edge tears.

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        GIORNALE PER I BAMBINI. Direttore: Ferdinando Martini (in seguito Carlo Collodi).

      Tip. Bencini/Bodoniana. In-4 p. (mm. 313x224), 3 voll., legatura in tela edit. figurata: blu, beige e rossa (con aloni, risg. rifatti), pp. (4),416; (2),848,(4); (6),848; molto ben illustrati da xilografie nel t. e con qualche tavola a colori applic. alla pag. in un volume (1882). In questo celebre e fortunato periodico per l'infanzia, diretto con formula nuova e anticonformista da Ferdinando Martini, è contenuta l'edizione pre-originale di "Pinocchio", apparsa a puntate a partire dal n. 1 (Anno I), 7 luglio 1881 e conclusasi con il n. 4 (Anno III), 25 gennaio 1883. Il romanzo sarebbe stato poi pubblicato da Paggi a Firenze, nel 1883, in un volume illustrato da Enrico Mazzanti. La prima parte, con il titolo "La storia di un burattino", ebbe quindi inizio nel primo numero del giornale e continuò fino al n. 17 del 27 ottobre 1881. La seconda, con il titolo "Le avventure di Pinocchio", riprese solo il 16 febbraio 1882 (n. 7) e fu portata a termine il 25 gennaio 1883 (n. 4). Le puntate del romanzo compaiono su 26 numeri del giornalino, i.e: 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 16, 17 (Anno I) - 7/12, 18/22, 47, 48, 50/52 (Anno II) - 3 e 4 (Anno III). Nell'anno III (1883), oltre alla fine di "Pinocchio", Collodi pubblicò il racconto "PIPI' o lo scimiottino color di rosa", che apparve (in 5 capitoli) nei nn. 33 - 34 - 47 - 48 - 50. Si può sostenere che se non ci fosse stato il "Giornale per i Bambini", Collodi non avrebbe mai scritto l'immortale "bambinata", quello che è universalmente stimato il capolavoro della letteratura per l'infanzia di ogni paese e di ogni lingua. L'assoluta rarità di questa edizione è dovuta all'estrema deperibilità di un giornalino dato in lettura ai bambini. Cfr. Parenti "Rarità bibliografiche dell'Ottocento",I, p. 138-48 - Biaggioni "Pinocchio: cent'anni d'avventure illustrate", pp. 43-45: "La pubblicazione del testo di Collodi è accompagnata nel primo periodo di 8 puntate da immagini di repertorio tratte prevalentemente da pubblicazioni straniere per l'infanzia; mentre nelle puntate successive il materiale di repertorio è intercalato alle prime figure di Pinocchio realizzate espressamente da Ugo Fleres" - Pallottino "Storia dell'Illustr. italiana", p. 171: "Ugo Fleres (1857-1939) è il capostipite di quell'esercito di illustratori pinocchieschi che, indipendentemente dalle loro qualità, dall'incontro con "Pinocchio" finirannno per ricevere una sorta di 'aura', cosi' che nelle loro biografie verrà sempre premesso che 'illustrarono una edizione di "Pinocchio"". Nel ns. esemplare: il 1881 ha la p. 375/376 ben restaur. per angolo infer. mancante (anche di testo) - il vol. del 1882 presenta qualche difetto (prima pag. del n. 1 restaur. per manc. dei margini ma non di testo; tracce d'uso; qualche alone) - il 1883 ha la p. 17/18 restaurata per manc. ai soli margini bianchi. A parte questi difetti, la raccolta è in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Hardcover. Good. First edition, second issue. 231 p. + 7 pages of ads at rear. Original blue cloth with gilt and black lettering and decorations, butterfly end papers. Illustrated. (The second of three issues, perhaps printings, as per Bibliography of American Literature. Corrected "presumptuous" instead of "presumptive" at bottom of page 9; no mention of this title in ads at rear.) Good condition hardcover. Unrestored. Clean, toned pages. Gilt strong. Split hinge at front and possible regluing to back paste down, a few binding splits throughout the text. A few very small stains in text. Cloth rubbed at edges, page block worn at edge toward front. Book needs to be handled carefully. Good condition overall.

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        Revue du Dauphiné et du Vivarais (Isère, Drôme, Hautes-Alpes, Ardèche). Recueil mensuel historique, archéologique et littéraire.

      Vienne en Dauphiné, Savigné, 1877-1881, demi-basane début XXe, dos à nerfs. - 5 volumes gr. in-8 de 1 frontispice-(4)-616 pp. + 12 pl. h.t. ; 1 frontispice-(4)-574 pp. (en fait 584, la pagination sautant de 552 à 543) + 14 pl. h.t. (dont 1 sur double page) ; 1 frontispice-(4)-564 pp. + 5 pl. h.t. ; 1 frontispice-(4)-512 pp. + 5 pl. h.t. et 1 frontispice-(4)-524 pp. + 5 pl. h.t. ; Collection complète de ce rare périodique.Cat. collectif des périodiques IV-257.La première année est très recherchée : elle contient l'étude de Henri Vaschalde sur l'Établissement de l'imprimerie dans le Vivarais (Tournon, Bourg-Saint-Andéol, Privas, Viviers, Annonay, Camp de Jalès, Largentière, Aubenas). Cette bibliographie occupe les pp. 161 à 168 ; 242 à 248 ; 272 à 277 et 310 à 318 du présent volume.

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        Signed Photo Postcard Dancing

      Russian star prima ballerina of the late 19th, early 20th century (1881-1931), she became the first ballerina to tour around the world. Beautiful signed photo postcard, showing her in custome in a dance pose. Boldly signed across the center. Size is 3.25 x 5.25 inches, in excellent condition, highly desirable

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        La Brique et la Terre Cuite. Étude Historique de l'Emploi de ces Matériaux; Fabrication et Usages; Motifs de Construction et de Décoration Choisis dans l'Architecture des Différents Peuples; & Seconde Série Comprenant: Villas, Hotels, Maisons de Campagne, Lycées, Écoles, Églises, Gares, Halles a Marchandises, Abris, Écuries, Remises, Pigennoiers, Cheminées, Etc.

      1881. 2 volumes: III, 171, 35 pp. texts on brick and terracotta construction throughout history and in contemporary domestic and civic architecture, including detailed descriptions and lists of plates, containing altogether 126 text illustrations from line drawings and floor plans, and 160 total (80, 80) brilliant full-color lithograph plates containing hundreds of illustrations of building façades and decorative and architectural details. Some minor soiling and staining. Folio. Vol. I: Full embossed leather, raised spine with gilt tooling, some rubbing and leather loss especially to corners and spine. Vol. II: cloth-backed tie-bound boards portfolio, professionally repaired, contents loose as issued. Paris (Morel) 1881-1890. The spectacular and monumental work is very rarely found complete with the second volume, which is of particular interest. A wide range of buildings and details are illustrated across the plates, including two of Justin Lisch's spectacular railroad station at Le Havre, some early examples of Art Nouveau botanical ornament, decorative tiles, civic structures including schools, churches, restaurants, and railroad stations, and many private homes, very few of which still survive today. Some of the plates also depict structures built for the Expositions of 1878 and 1899, including the Gare du Champ de Mars, Pavillon Céramique, Ministère des Travaux Publics, Palais Algérien, Maison Doulton, and Pavillon du Caz from the Exposition Universelle of 1878, and the Galerie des Machines, Dôme Central, Palais des Beaux-Arts et des Arts Libéraux Pavillon Royaux Fils and Pavillon de la Grande Tuilerie de Bourgogne from the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

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

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

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      1881?], [Ottawa, Illinois?: 1881 - The '5' in '1885', evidently a printer's error, has been changed in red pen to a '1'. The printed document states that the case was brought in McLean County. That too is evidently incorrect: In the same red pen, 'McLean' has been changed to 'La Salle.' Original printed wrappers, stitched, 40pp. Mild wear, Very Good. Mr. Ewing gives a truly inspired jury oration, which resulted in a verdict, no mean sum in those days, for his client, an "orphan girl." Dr. Campfield, who purportedly treated her for "prolapsus uteri," lives "in style in his elegant residence, on the banks of Fox River; effects the airs of a desperado and threatens to kill." We have located only one other copy, at the Chicago History Museum. It has 39 pages, with our red-penned changes already printed. Ewing argues "that the defendant took advantage of her helplessness, and while in a state of insensibility, produced by some hellish drug, without her consent or knowledge, had sexual intercourse with her, which resulted in her after pregnancy and the birth of her child. These treatments were repeated three times-- What drug was used we do not know. We have surmised that the drug used was Ascitic Ether," which tastes good and "produces insensibility rapidly." The baby died after a few hours.OCLC 270740646 [1- Chicago History Museum] [as of September 2016]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        First Annual Report of the Board of State Viticultural Commissioners. Second Edition, Revised

      Sacramento: Board of State Viticultural Commissioners, 1881. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Printed Wrappers. Fair. Large Folding Map, Folding Plates. 192 pp. + folding map and plates, four original staples. Front cover lacking, otherwise complete. Note at bottom of second page, "revised for second edition of this report, according to changes made since the publication of the first edition." Tear at spine edge of large folding plates at rear, due to careless opening; a few short edge tears.

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        Bengal Paper Mill Co., Ltd., Sign

      (Calcutta, India: Bengal Paper Mill Co.), n.d.. Papermaking. metal sign (30 by 19.5 inches) backed by wood. A large metal sign advertising the Bengal Paper Mill Co.'s "Well Known Quality Tiger Brand Papers." John C. Eddison states that the company was established during the 1880s by members of the British business community in Calcutta. It was founded "at a time when the outlook for Indian papermaking seemed very promising," just after the British government announced, in 1881, a policy of giving trade preference to Indian made articles. In the 1890s, the company developed a "workable process for the pulping of bamboos." The company fared less well after World War II. See Eddison, A Case Study in Industrial Development--The Growth of the Indian Pulp and Paper Industry (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Center for International Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955), 215-25. Eddison also noted that the company submitted semi-annual reports to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies in Calcutta from 1893 to 1953. In 1971, the company was still listed in the Times of India Directory & Yearbook (Bombay: Times of India Press, 1971), 746. Although there are rust spots, mainly along the edges, the sign is quite legible. Its color logo, at the center of the sign, is in fine condition.

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        The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society.

      London, John Murray, 1831-1880 [-1881]. - 56 volumes (vols. I-L in 51 volumes and 5 volumes of indices). Contemporary red/purple half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt. (With:) Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society. London: Edward Stanford, 1857-1878. Vols. I-XXII. Contemporary red/purple half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt. (And:) Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. London: Edward Stanford, 1879-1892. Vols. I-XIV. Title to first volume torn and laid down, map and facing p.664 of text damaged. Contemporary red/purple half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt. (And:) Supplementary Papers of the Royal Geographical Society. London: John Murray, 1886-1890. Vols. I-IV. Contemporary red/purple half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt. (And:) The Geographical Journal including the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society. London: R.G.S., 1893-1948. Vols. I-CXII only (in 109 volumes). Vols. 1-28: contemporary red/purple half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt; vols. 29-112: original blue cloth, or contemporary cloth, gilt. Institutional bookplates to some pastedowns; blindstamps to some title-pages; ink stamps to some plates and maps. Complete set of all periodical publications of the Royal Geographical Society 1831 through 1948, comprising 203 volumes with thousands of plates and maps, many folding. - Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society spearheaded efforts to accurately map and describe every corner of the known world. As lesser-known regions of the globe such as Africa and the Middle East began to emerge as major centres of global trade in the 19th century, the Society funded thousands of European expeditions to these areas in an effort to promote British commercial and scientific interests. Explorers of the Arabian Peninsula such as Henry St. John Philby (aka "Sheikh Abdullah"), Percy Cox, Theodore Bent, Gertrude Bell, Wilfred Thesiger (aka "Mubarak bin London"), and Bertram Thomas all reported directly to the Royal Geographical Society, and their accounts, often with accompanying maps, contributed enormously to the western interest in the economy and geography of these regions. Macro's "Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula" - the only major attempt to date to itemize the most important publications on the Arab World - draws heavily on the papers published in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, especially for 19th century descriptions of the Arabian Gulf and its inhabitants. - Collected here is the entire run of publications issued by the Royal Geographical Society up to the mid-20th century - a full 203 volumes containing thousands of seminal articles, plates, and maps chronicling the modern mapping of the world. Its importance for the Arabian Peninsula is well-reflected in Macro's bibliography. Wilson's 1833 "Memorandum Respecting the Pearl Fisheries in the Persian Gulf", James Wellsted's "Observations on the Coast of Arabia between Rás Mohammed and Jiddah" (1836), and Felix Haig's "Memoirs of the Southeast Coast of Arabia" (1839) are among the earliest reports on those regions. Georg Wallin delivered a valuable report on the Hajj to the Society in 1854 in his "Narrative of a Journey from Cairo to Medina and Mecca"; William Palgrave is today regarded as one of the most important European explorers of the Peninsula, and his "Observations made in Central, Eastern and Southern Arabia, 1862-3" is found in the 1864 volume of the Journal. A lesser-known figure is Lewis Pelly, who in the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society (1863) delivered a remarkably prescient lecture, "On the Geographical Capabilities of the Persian Gulf as an Area of Trade" - highlighting the future importance of the tribes and territories of the Gulf as global commercial centres, from Kuwait down to the coasts mainly controlled by "Arab pirates". He also contributed "A Visit to the Wahabee Capital, Central Arabia" (18 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London, 1881. Two large folios in quarter black leather and three-quarter brown cloth boards, both volumes are VG-/No DJ. The following characterizes both volumes, some shelfwear, minor bowing of boards, some age-toning to interior, some dampstaining to margins--primarily affecting endpapers. Gutter of Volume One cracked at printer's blank page immediately preceding frontispiece. A truly scarce and very good copy of this handsome two-volume set. " A Record of the Dress, Arms, Customs, Arts and Science of the Highlanders...." C.N. McIntyre North is listed on the title page as Chief of the Club of True Highlanders. Includes all 70 full-page plates. [Spines are black leather with five raised bands, a red text box, and gilt text. Shelved in upstairs office, on shelf next to printer. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions]. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1881 - Harris, Joel Chandler. UNCLE REMUS HIS SONGS AND HIS SAYINGS: THE FOLK-LORE OF THE OLD PLANTATION with illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881, (1880). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with "presumptive" on last line of p. 9 and no mention of the work in the advertisements at the end). 12mo - 5-1/4" x 7-11/16". Original brown cloth covered boards with upper cover decorated in black and gilt (which remains bright and completely un-rubbed), lettered in gilt on spine, with just a tiny touch of wear at the extremities and a light bump to the top fore edge corner of the upper cover for what is an amazing copy of the book that would hold its own against any other copy out there. Butterfly patterned gray-green endpapers with a small library label from a previous owner affixed to front endpaper. 231, [9] pp. including 8 pp. publisher's catalog at end; [8] leaves of plates printed on one side only and not included in pagination. Frontispiece, title page vignette, the eight plates and numerous other illustrations within text illustrate the first book edition of the author's chronicle of African American tales and legends. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Housed in a collector's custom quarter brown morocco slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Incidents on a Journey Through Nubia to Darfoor.

      London: W. H. Allen & Co 1881 - First edition. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards double ruled in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Housed in the blue cloth slipcase. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ilios Stadt und Land der Trojaner Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und Besonderes auf der Baustelle von Troja

      Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus,, 1881.. Mit einer Selbstbiographie des Verfassers, eine Vorrede von Rudolf Virchow und Beiträgen von P. Ascherson, H. Brugsch-Bey, E. Burnouf, Frank Calvert, A. J. Duffield, J. P. Mahaffy, Max Müller, A. Postolaccas, A. H. Sayce und R. Virchow. Mit circa 1800 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen in Holzschnitt und Lithographie. Octavo. Original quarter blue pebbled cloth and printed green paper boards, front board lettered and illstrated in black, spine lettered gilt, fore- and lower-edges uncut, partly unopened. Frontispiece, 2 double-page plates at pp. 121 & 300, 32 plates of terracotta whorls, 6 folding plans & 1 folding map at the end of the work, with numerous other illustrations in the text. Lower corner of front board cracked but sound, occasional pencil marginalia; a very good copy. First edition in German, preceded by the English edition a year earlier. Schliemann's account of his excavations at Hissarlik/Troy. A shameless self-publicist, motivated more perhaps by his desire for glory than his love of historical truth, Schliemann has been criticised for the brutality of his methods, however Carl Blegen, director of the excavations at the site 1932-8, defended him from his anachronistic detractors; "Although there were some regrettable blunders, those criticisms are largely coloured by a comparison with modern techniques of digging; but it is only fair to remember that before 1876 very few persons, if anyone, yet really knew how excavations should properly be conducted. There was no science of archaeological investigation, and there was probably no other digger who was better than Schliemann in actual field work" (quoted in Rubalcaba and Cline, Digging for Troy, p.30)

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        LA NAVARRE FRANÇAISE. [2 volumes].

      1881 - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1881-82. Deux volumes in-8 (158 X 240 mm) demi-chagrin fauve, dos quatre nerfs filetés or sertis de filets à froid, fleuron à froid dans les compartiments, pièces de titre et de tomaison veau vert lierre, date dorée en queue, tranches mouchetées (reliure moderne). Tome I : (1) plan couleur manuscrit, XL-423 pages - Tome II : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 446 pages. Rousseurs éparses, plus marquées aux premiers feuillets. ÉDITION ORIGINALE, ASSEZ RARE. Procureur de la république à Pau, Bascle de Lagrèze écrivit de nombreux ouvrages très documentés. (Dendaletche, 153). SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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