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        Les Sociétés secrètes et la société ou philosophie de l'histoire contemporaine, 5e édition entièr. refondue et continuée jusqu'aux événements actuels...

      Avignon, Seguin, Paris, Oudin, 1881-1883, 3 vol. gd. in 8°, de CIX-360pp. 2ff.709pp. & XIV-703 pp., demi-chagrin brun époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire. C'est la plus vaste étude qui ait jamais été entreprise sur les sociétés secrètes et la Franc-Maçonnerie, tant du point de vue historique que philosophique. Après avoir examiné longuement l'influence de la Franc-Maçonnerie dans la Révolution, l'auteur passe en revue chacun des points de l'histoire maçonnique, tout en retraçant l'histoire de l'Ordre depuis la plus haute antiquité. Les quatre sources de la Maçonnerie: le Gnosticisme, le Manichéisme, les Albigeois, Les Templiers... L'Illuminisme, les Martinistes, Misraïm, Rose-Croix, Carbonari...etc. Rare avec le 3° volume. ¶ Caillet n°3033 "devenu d'une extrême rareté..." - Dorbon "le troisième volume se rencontre rarement, du fait qu'il fut publié 2 ans plus tard, après la mort du P. Deschamps, par les soins de Cl. Jannet..."

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        1881 TRUE 1ed 1st print Uncle Remus Harris Slavery Song of the South Brer Rabbit

      New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1881. First edition. (Edition identified by: "presumptive" misspelled in the last line of page 9 and the ads on page 233 begins with A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, with no mention of the present title. [BAL 7100]) - 1881 TRUE 1ed 1st print Uncle Remus Harris Slavery Song of the South Brer Rabbit Br’er Rabbit and crew are the basis and inspiration for Disney’s black folklore, controversial tale “Song of the South” and popular attraction Splash Mountain! This incredible first edition meets all of the first edition points! A true treasure! ‘Uncle Remus’ by Joel C. Harris defines many of the stereotypes of the African-American people, including dialect and slavery themes. Harris himself said that ‘Uncle Remus’ was ‘a sympathetic supplement to Stowe’s wonderful defense of slavery as it existed in the South. [She] attacked the possibilities of slavery with all the eloquence of genius, but the same genius painted the portrait of the Southern slave-owner, and defended him.’ (Bernstein, 2011). There has never been a lack of controversy surrounding this title, however, it should be stated that these stories are unique portrayals of American history and the characters can be enjoyed! Item number: #254 Price: $3500 HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus, his songs and sayings New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1881. First edition. (Edition identified by: "presumptive" misspelled in the last line of page 9 and the ads on page 233 begins with A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, with no mention of the present title. [BAL 7100]) Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [ii], 231 and [xiii adds] • Contents include: o Legends of the old plantation o Plantation proverbs o His songs o Story of the war o His sayings • Binding: hardcover binding, embossed and decorative; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) • This extremely rare true 1st edition sells elsewhere for upwards of $10,000 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Copyright date 1881, first edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. This antique Uncle Remus story collection is bound in the publisher's green cloth stamped with a gilt Brer Rabbit illustration, as well as additional decoration in black. The volume has butterfly patterned endpapers and is profusely illustrated by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, including a frontispiece and title page vignette of Uncle Remus. This antique volume is bound in green illustrated cloth with light external age/wear. The binding is slightly shaken. The pages show mild toning with scattered marginal smudging/foxing. Joel Chandler Harris - 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. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book.. first Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. 7

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        Two cabinet photographs, one of Charles Darwin, the other of his wife Emma, from the studio of Herbert Rose Barraud.

      London, [29 November, 1881] - [DARWIN, Charles and Emma] Herbert Rose BARRAUD, photographer. Two cabinet photographs, one of Charles Darwin, the other of his wife Emma, from the studio of Herbert Rose Barraud. London, [29 November, 1881]2 albumen photographs mounted on card (165 x 110 mm), the cards with printed address and advertisement of Barraud's studio on versos; in very good condition. One of the last photographs taken of Darwin before his death. Darwin and Emma sat for Barraud on 29 November, 1881. A number of photographs were taken, some for cartes-de-visite, but this image of Darwin is not recorded in the National Portrait Gallery database, nor can I find it reproduced anywhere. A similar version from the same sitting is at the Lilly Library, University of Indiana, and can be seen online.Darwin wrote of his experience: 'I am very sorry to be disobliging about the photographers but I cannot endure the thought of sitting again'. The portrait of Emma, who was aged about 73, is reproduced in Emma Darwin: A century of family letters, vol II p 286.'Barraud (1845-1896) was a portrait photographer with a studio in London's Portman Square. Darwin was a frequent target of portrait photographers; numerous cartes-de-visite made his face instantly familiar to the Victorian public. Francis Darwin recalled that his father did not realize that he would be recognized from his photographs; he became very uncomfortable when a stranger at the Crystal Palace Aquarium greeted him by name. The aging Darwin was a particularly appealing subject; one visitor to Down House saw in him "Socrates come to life. with the high-domed brow of the true philosopher" (Richard Milner, 'Charles Darwin: The Last Portrait, Scientific American, November 1995). The carte-de-visite is undated; it seems likely it was produced at the same time as the widely known 1881 frontal portrait of Darwin that is usually considered the last image from life (see fig. 7.2 in Janet Browne, "I Could Have Retched All Night: Charles Darwin and His Body," Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge, ed. Lawrence and Shapin, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1998)' Music for the Worms: Darwin at the Lilly Library, Indiana University curated by Christoph Irmscher (online).Herbert Rose Barraud (1845-1896) was a popular portrait photographer, with studios at 96 Gloucester Place, Portman Square and later, at 263 Oxford Street.Provenance: inscription on verso of the portrait of Emma, 'Mrs. Darwin' and on the verso of that of Charles 'Darwin in the latest period of his life. (Pronounced by his wife to be very good likeness)'.

      [Bookseller: WP Watson Antiquarian Books]
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        Le dôme de Milan représenté en soixante-dix planches avec description analogue précédée d'une notice historique.

      Milan, Vallardi, 1881. ____ Première édition française de cette monographie de la cathédrale de Milan, illustré par 70 planches de Giuseppe Bramati. Rousseurs très éparses. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges et très bien relié. *****. In-folio. [565 x 388 mm] Collation : (4), 34, (2) pp., 70 planches hors-texte. Demi-chagrin prune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Und willst du nicht mein Bruder sein . . . : Die DDR heute

      Rowohlt TB, 1881 - Saubere Seiten in fester Bindung. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Broker Berlin]
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        Constructions et d

      Veuve A. Morel et Cie,, Paris, 1881 - Tr

      [Bookseller: Librairie l'Art et la Mani]
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        Exceptionally rare unsigned carte de visite photograph (1837-1892, Grand Duke of Hesse), with his children ELISABETH (1864-1918, Grand Duchess of Russia, daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, wife of Sergei of Russia, became a nun and was murdered by the Bolsheviks), Princess ALIX (1872-1918, who became Empress of Russia, wife of Tsar Nicholas II), Grand Duke ERNEST LUDWIG (1868-1937, last reigning sovereign of the House of Hesse), EDWARD VII (1841-1910, King of England) and his Queen ALEXANDRA (1844-1925)

      1881 - of the Hesse and Wales Families on holiday together at Balmoral, 4" x 2

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Fine pair of unsigned original photograph, (1845-1894, Emperor of Russia from 1881) & his wife MARIE FEODOROVNA (Princess Marie Dagmar, 1847-1928, sister of Queen Alexandra of Britain)]

      - the first showing the Tsar riding on a horse, with Marie walking down by his side in an open air procession of many other riders all in military uniform, 5" x 4", and the second showing the couple later on in the ride, with Marie sitting on the edge of a ditch, with the Tsar stood behind, both looking at something not picture, 5" x 4", no place, no date, mounted on card backing Alexander III succeeded his father after his assassination in 1881. In 1866 he married Princess Marie Dagmarof Denmark who became known as Maria Feodorovna. She had originally been engaged to Alexander's elder brother Nicholas, but changed suitors on his death in 1865. The precedent was followed by her nephew George V. They ascended to the Imperial throne in 1881.

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        Long Early Autograph Letter Signed "Harry" to "My dearest Jonnie", (Charlotte Mary Victoria, 1869-1938, Princess, daughter of Edward VII, Queen of Norway)

      1881 - Mrs. Elizabeth Jones (d. 13th May 1881, for 14 years the much-loved nanny to the Wales children), hoping she is "much better & have no pains in your leg . Will you tell me all what you do with naughty Lala, & Lydia . I miss you very much indeed espesaly when we go to bed I always want to go in your room & see what you are doing", she did go in "yesterday & I opened your chest of drawers . and saw some sort of pictures . It is so green here . I am shure if you were here you would drive in your little poney cart at once .", she hopes Mrs Jones "wont mind me not writing my little story . because the post goes at 11 o clock", but sends instead "an easter card" and to Lala "my best love & also naughty Lydia. The company come's today but there is already three people . all gentlemen", ending "good bye dear Jonnie, I hope you will be better, I remain your loving little friend", 8 sides 8vo., Sandringham, 16th April The writing paper has an embossed bee in the top left corner of side 1, and a swallow on side 5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents littéraires

      First edition.Contemporary red cloth Bradel binding by Pierson, spine with gilt floral motif, date and double gilt fillet to foot, black shagreen title label. Autograph inscription from Emile Zola to Adolphe Racot. A little light spotting, principally affecting the first and final few leaves. Ex libris of Adolphe Racot on inside upper cover. Concerning Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François-René de Chateaubriand, Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas fils, and so on... Charpentier Paris 1881 12x18,5cm relié

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        The Illustrated Book of the Dog. With an appendix on Canine Medicine and Surgery by W. Gordon Stables.

      Published by Cassell & Company, Limited, LondonParisNew York & Melbourne 1881 - , viii, dedication. 664pp. 28 chromo-litho coloured plates displaying different breeds of dogs with numerous b/w plates and illustrations in text, includes coloured frontispiece. First Edition , calf split along spine edges, green cloth grubby, corners worn, label coming away from spine, unnumbered preliminaries torn and detached, first 20 pages show some damage, frontispiece has a tear but other plates are clean and bright with some spotting in margins, fair condition with some very good plates , half brown calf and green cloth boards, red and gilt title label to spine, , quarto, 28 cm x 22 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Encéphale. Journal des maladies mentales et nerveuses

      Paris, G. Masson [puis J.-B. Baillière], 1881. 1881-1888, 1881-1888, , 8 volumes in-8, 42 (sur 43) planches, dont quelques unes en couleurs et plusieurs comprenant des photographies originales, demi-basane bleu-vert de l'époque, dos lisses et fileté, Collection quasi complète, d'une insigne rareté, de la revue l'Encéphale, publiée de 1881 à 1889. Elle contient de nombreux articles originaux, notamment de ses fondateurs Luys (1828-1897) et Ball (1833-1893). Sans l'année 1889. Lacunes au tome III (année 1883) : sans les pages 337 à 352 et la planche numéroté 3. Ce journal se caractérise, selon ses rédacteurs, par son impartialité, son esprit pratique et son scepticisme ; « nous n'entendons point par-là cette ironie banale qui s'attaque sans distinction à toutes les idées nouvelles ; nous voulons parler de cette vertu négative qui constitue l'un des traits les plus élevés de l'esprit scientifique, et qui nous apprend à ne jamais accepter un fait sans le contrôler, une idée sans la discuter, une hypothèse sans lui demander ses preuves ». L'Encéphale comprend de nombreuses planches, dont plusieurs donnent des clichés photographiques tirés en photoglyptie, certains publiés ici pour la première fois, à l'instar des célèbres photographies d'Esther et de Gabrielle, patientes sur lesquelles Luys expérimenta les effets de l'hypnose sous diverses substances, et qui sont l'objet de l'article célèbre, « Les émotions dans l'état d'hypnotisme », qui parait en librairie peu de temps après. La publication de l'Encéphale se ressent, à partir de ces années, du nouvel état d'esprit de Luys, qui vient d'être nommé médecin-chef à la Charité et qui y fonde sa propre école de recherches sur l'hystérie, inspirée de celle de Charcot à la Salpêtrière, et se lance sans discernement dans des expériences parfois douteuses sur le plan de la rigueur scientifique, expériences auxquelles assiste l'occultiste Gérard d'Encausse, dit Papus. Si l'Encéphale n'est pas encore l'"organe" de ces expériences de la Charité, elle n'en délivre pas moins pour la première fois à la société savante ces "égarements", qui s'exprimeront pleinement dans la brève "Revue d'hypnologie" que dirige Luys, après la cessation de l'Encéphale, en 1890. Contributions, outre de Ball et Luys, de Boyé, E. Régis, J. Giraud, Fusier, Boucheron, Chambard, Marandon de Montyel, Sicard, G. Pichon, etc... Défaut habituel de pagination pour l'année 1882 ; après la page 696, la numérotation reprend à 997. Quelques surcharges au crayon bleu. Dos insolés. Titre de la cinquième année (1885) non conservé

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        CHIPEWYAN HYMNS in Syllabic characters

      London, UK: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. VG/No Dustjacket. 1881. First Edition. Cloth. Very good condition. Includes manuscript sheet of the Alphabet attached to the rear of title page. This publication covers Hymns, Hymns Before Service, Hymns After Service, Hymns for Church Seasons, Prayers, Lessons, The Creation, etc. $1,000. Reference - Pilling, James Constantine. Bibliography of The Languages of the North American Indians. 1885. pages 401-402. This edition is not listed but a similar edition is #2108. Chippewa Indians, also know as Ojibways, an Algonquian family that were at war with the Iroquois, the Foxes, and the Sioux. . 12mo., 91 pages, Very Good Condition .

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        Le bachelier

      First edition on ordinary paper, stated the second. Contemporary half khaki cloth Bradel binding over marbled paper boards by Paul Vié, initials and date gilt to bottom of spine, covers preserved. Precious autograph inscription from the author to the noted art critic Philippe Burty. Occasional spotting, principally affecting margins.% Charpentier Paris 1881 12x19cm relié

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        Superb Imperial Cabinet photo signed and dated (of Denmark, 1844-1925, Queen of Edward VII)

      1881 - showing her full length, standing next to a chair with flowers on it, wearing an elaborate dress with a train and stars and a tiara and holding a fan, 12" x 7" in original carved wood easel frame with the date in it, 18" x 13", no place, Glorious photograph of the symbol of Empire. Because of Alexandra's great beauty, and because of the Queen's seclusion at the time, she became the publicity princess of her day and this fine image shows the woman who represented the figurehead of the Empire on which the sun never sets. What sets the frame apart is that it has the date carved into it which shows that it was made for the photo and these early examples are rare.

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      1881. Paris Firmin Didot 1881 4° Pagine VIII + 230 + 25 illustrazioni in bianco e nero fuori testo. Legatura in tela coeva. Titolo in oro al dorso. Brossura editoriale conservata. Edizione di 500 copie numerate. Nostra copia N° 77 Raro catalogo di vendita della celebre asta che disperse la raccolta Didot nel 1881. Intonso.

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      5 volume set, each volume 15 cms x 22 cms high, bound in fine burgundy calf leather, with gilt ruled borders on the boards, gilt titles within banded sections on the spine and a gilt tooled design along the top, fore-edge and bottom edges of the boards. | Vol I. pp I - xxxvi: Portrait of Macaulay, engraved by W Holl, from a Drawing by Geo. Richmond, ARA, [facing title page]; Contents of the First Volume; Memoir of Lord Macaulay. p1 - 685: History of England, Chapter I - Chapter V; Index to the First Volume. | Vol II. pp I - xiii: Contents of the Second Volume. pp 1 - 686: Chapter VI - X; Index to the Second Volume. | Vol III. pp I - xiii: Contents of the Third Volume. pp 1 - 744: Chapter XI - XVI; Index to the Third Volume. | Vol IV. pp I - xii: Contents of the Fourth Volume. pp 1 - History of England, Chapter XVII - XXII, Index to the Fourth Volume. | Vol V. pp I - viii: Preface to the Fifth Volume. pp 1 - 398: Contents of the Fifth Volume; History of England, Chapter XXIII - Chapter XXV; Index. | Generally, for all five volumes: the pages are in very good order, tight and clean; there is some wear to the leather board corners; spines a little faded; some wear to sides and ends of spines. Specific condition notes re binding: Vol I: leather worn (4.5 cms) at top RH edge from corner of front board; Vol II: leather worn (4 cms) at top RH edge from spine of back board; Vol III: front board - triangular scuff of leather across top LH corner (1 x 2 x 2 cms) and a horizontal scuff of leather (2 cms long) on fore-edge, 2 cms from top RH corner; back board - 3.5 cm scuff to leather along top edge, 2.5 cm scuff diagonally from spine edge, 1.5 cm scuff to leather from spine edge, 8 cms from bottom RH corner; Vol IV: a 4 cm scuff on fore-edge of board from top RH corner; wear to top edge of spine; Vol V: a small triangular chip (0.5 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm) out of the leather binding in bottom RH corner of front board; slight wear to spine, corners and board edges. | Provenance: Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, England (each volume bears a Sotheby's 'Attic Sale, 5-7 October 2010' label inside the front cover). In Vol I, there is a handwritten message addressed to "Victor Christian William Cavendish" [9th Duke of Devonshire], dated July 2nd, 1887, "with all good wishes". The third name of the giver, forenames George Eden, is illegible. SHIPPING: due to the weight of this 5 volume set, our standard shipping charges do not apply. Please contact us for a quote. Bookseller Inventory # 124

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        Across the Andes from East to West.

      8vo (16 x 10.5 cm), pp. 27, [1] blank; original printed wrappers (included in the pagination); wrappers heavily foxed, old tape and glue repairs to inner margins of wrappers; recent black quarter morocco; spine directly tooled in gilt. Apparently unrecorded. Not found in COPAC, OCLC or the BL Catalogue. Inscribed on the title-page, 'With the Author's Compliments'. First separately-printed edition (first issued as an article , or series of articles) in The Field newspaper (see reference on title-page). With a carte-de-visite photograph of the author(?) dressed in a poncho and captioned, 'On the Andes, Oct, '62'. A rare account of a two hundred mile trek, on foot and mule, across the Andes from Argentina to Chile, commencing in Mendoza and concluding in Santa Rosa de Los Andes. The author [1837-1907] was ordained in the Church of England, but renounced the clerical life in favour of breeding St. Bernard dogs, golf, canoeing and a career as a barrister and M.P. for Rotherhithe and Southwark, London. He was also a founding member of the Kennel Club.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANE. Three volume set. Extra-illustrated.

      J.C. Nimmo and Bain, London 1881 - Three volume set. Extra-illustrated with a complete series of 100 mounted fine color plates inserted; engraved by J.J. Hubert for the 1795 Parisian edition. Bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with minor shelfwear and rubbing; a.e.g.; several hinges are slightly weakened, and the hinges of the 3rd volume have been professionally repaired. Vol. I: lx, 13-398 pages. Vol. II: 395. Vol. III: 407 pages. Title continues ".Translated from the French by Tobis Smollett. Preceded by a Biographical and Critical Notice of Le Sage by George Saintsbury. With Twelve original etchings by R. de Los Rios." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Golfer's Handbook.

      Cupar, Scotland: John Innes, 1881. - 83, [1] + [6] ad pp. Illustrated with 4 engraved plates; plus figure drawings within text. 7x4¾, publisher's green cloth-backed pictorial printed gray paper over boards. First Edition. The first golf book to be successful in sales. Forgan founded a famous club-making firm in St. Andrews and his old shop is still open as a museum for visitors. Murdoch states: "This book, somewhat like The Golfer's Manual (1857) in style but considerably more comprehensive in content, includes instruction, history, outstanding golf feats and other golfiana, such as a reprint of a magazine article by Horace G. Hutchinson and a ballade by Andrew Lang. It also includes `Rules', the local rules for the Old Course at St. Andrews, a `Glossary of Technical Terms' and a list of `Clubs in Great Britain,' which included, at this early date, six in Ireland." First published in 1881 by John Innes, Cupar, Scotland, the book went into numerous reprintings. This is the rare 1st edition, in excellent condition. Ex- Edinburgh public library, with some small library stamps, and a bookplate on inner board, not detracting from this exceptional title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANE. Three volume set. Extra-illustrated.

      London: J.C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881. Three volume set. Extra-illustrated with a complete series of 100 mounted fine color plates inserted; engraved by J.J. Hubert for the 1795 Parisian edition. Bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with minor shelfwear and rubbing; a.e.g.; several hinges are slightly weakened, and the hinges of the 3rd volume have been professionally repaired. Vol. I: lx, 13-398 pages. Vol. II: 395. Vol. III: 407 pages. Title continues "...Translated from the French by Tobis Smollett. Preceded by a Biographical and Critical Notice of Le Sage by George Saintsbury. With Twelve original etchings by R. de Los Rios." . Early edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Les Sociétés secrètes et la société ou philosophie de l'histoire contemporaine, 5e édition entièr. refondue et continuée jusqu'aux événements actuels...

      Avignon, Seguin, Paris, Oudin, 1881-1883, 3 vol. gd. in 8°, de CIX-360pp. 2ff.709pp. & XIV-703 pp., demi-chagrin brun époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire. C'est la plus vaste étude qui ait jamais été entreprise sur les sociétés secrètes et la Franc-Maçonnerie, tant du point de vue historique que philosophique. Après avoir examiné longuement l'influence de la Franc-Maçonnerie dans la Révolution, l'auteur passe en revue chacun des points de l'histoire maçonnique, tout en retraçant l'histoire de l'Ordre depuis la plus haute antiquité. Les quatre sources de la Maçonnerie: le Gnosticisme, le Manichéisme, les Albigeois, Les Templiers... L'Illuminisme, les Martinistes, Misraïm, Rose-Croix, Carbonari...etc. Rare avec le 3° volume. ¶ Caillet n°3033 "devenu d'une extrême rareté..." - Dorbon "le troisième volume se rencontre rarement, du fait qu'il fut publié 2 ans plus tard, après la mort du P. Deschamps, par les soins de Cl. Jannet..."

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        Bouvard et Pécuchet

      - Alphonse Lemerre 1881, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 50 copie su laid Olanda, a soli 10 grandi carte con la Cina. Legatura in piena sofferenza bordeaux, torna con cinque nervi decorati con pinnacoli dorati, doppi piatti netto dorati inquadratura, ornamenti dorati pennacchio, contreplats e guardie pettinati di carta, dorate netta sui tagli, roulette d'oro sulle copertine, testa dorata su brochure, caso allineato con bordeaux dolore, contemporaneo di legame, probabilmente da parte dell'editore. esemplare molto rare e belle perfettamente stabiliti tempo legatoria. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 10 Chine. Reliure en plein chagrin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, double filet doré en encadrement des plats, fleurons dorés en écoinçon, contreplats et gardes de papier peigné, filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, tête dorée sur brochure, étui bordé de chagrin bordeaux, reliure de l'époque, probablement de l'éditeur. Très rare et bel exemplaire parfaitement établi en reliure du temps.

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        The Common Law, First Edition, Boston, 1881.

      1881 - First Edition of The Common Law in a Handsome Clamshell Box Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. [1841-1935]. The Common Law. Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1881. [i]-xvi, 422 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/4"). Original maroon pebbled cloth, blind double frames to boards, gilt title to spine, triple gilt rules at spine ends. Light rubbing to boards, early repairs (?) to a few tiny scuffs on rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, front hinge partially cracked. Light toning to text, finger smudges to a few leaves. Book housed in recent quarter morocco clamshell box with marbled boards, gilt edged raised bands and gilt title to spine. An appealing copy in a handsome box. * First edition, presumed first issue (two-line printer statement at foot of the title page, verso, reading "University Press:/ John Wilson and Son, Cambridge and a one-line statement to foot of p. 422 reading "University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge"). As Friedman points out, "The Common Law was easily the most distinguished book on law by an American published between 1850 and 1900." In contrast to earlier Anglo-American jurists, and the reigning positivist ethos of the nineteenth century, Holmes proposed that the law was not a science founded on abstract principles but a body of practices that responded to particular situations. This functionalist interpretation led to his radical conclusion that law was not discovered, but invented. This radical theme is announced at the beginning of Lecture I: "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience" (1). Winfield observes that Holmes's "brilliant exposition, as effective on English scholarship and legal thinking as on American, of the true nature of law both as a development from the past and an organism of the present, blew fresh air into lawyer's minds encrusted with Blackstone and Kent." It went on to become a decisive influence on sociological jurisprudence, legal realism and the general development of Anglo-American law in the twentieth century. Luttrell, "Oliver Wendell Holmes and The Common Law," Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., Rare and Unusual Law Books, Catalogue Fourteen 2. Friedman, A History of American Law 544. Winfield, Chief Sources of English [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Giant Raft ( Part I): Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881. viii+244+[32 ad dated January 1881] pages with two title, one pictorial, illustrations. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt and black lettering to spine with pictorial and pictorial black embossed pictorial cover, page ends in gilt. Translated by W J Gordon. (Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Erde A 50) First British edition.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (French: La Jangada - Huit Cents lieues sur l'Amazone) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It has also been published as The Giant Raft. Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. It is an adventure novel. This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belém at the river's mouth. Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail. Joam Garral grants his daughter's wish to travel to Belém where she wants to marry Manuel Valdez in the presence of Manuel's invalid mother. The Garrals travel down the Amazon River using a giant timber raft. At Belém, Joam plans to restore his good name, as he is still wanted in Brazil for a crime he did not perpetrate. A scoundrel named Torres offers Joam absolute proof of Joam's innocence but the price that Torres wants for this information is to marry Joam's daughter, which is inconceivable to Joam. The proof lies in an encrypted letter that will exonerate Garral. When Torres is killed, the Garral family must race to decode the letter before Joam is executed.Condition:Recased occasional spotting, spine dulled, some occasional finger to pages, corners gently bumped else a very good copy.

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        Uncle Remus - first issue in the brown binding

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

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        Dr. Wortle's School. A Novel.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. 2 vols, 8vo, original black- and gilt-stamped grey-green cloth, gilt lettering. ¶ One of Trollope's last novels, a story partly set in St. Louis, Texas and Mexico, about an unintentionally bigamous marriage. Cloth a little soiled; a few small stains on the upper board of volume one; an unusually nice copy of an uncommon title.

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        The Chess Monthly

      London: Jas Wade, 1881-1882. iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter black leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume III (3). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri’s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        The Poetical Works. Illustrated.

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. 2 volumes; 4to., (302 x 230mm). Beautiful in publisher's embossed brown full morocco with gilt titles to spines and uppers, all edges gilt, marbled boards. Generously decorated throughout with full page and in-text illustrations. A superb set.

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        The Beautiful Wretch, The Four MacNicols, The Pupil of Aurelius. Three stories, in three volumes. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Macmillan & Co. 1881 Half titles, 32pp cata. (April 1881) vol. I, final ad. leaf vol. III. Untrimmed in orig. dark blue sand-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt, boards blocked with triple-ruled borders in black. A FINE copy.Sadleir 211; Wolff 491. As Sadleir notes, only the half title in the third volume bears all three titles.

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        Das Riesengebirge in Wort und Bild. 4 Bde. 18 Jhge. Fachblatt für die Gesammtkunde des Riesengebirges und der angrenzenden Gebiete.

      Marschendorf/Trautenau: Gebirgsverein für Böhmen; 1881-1898. 28,5 cm. (1. Jhg.) 74 S.; (2. Jhg.) 104 S.; (3. Jhg.) 82 S.; (4. Jhg.) 74 S.; (5.Jhg.) 106 S.; (6. Jhg.) 120 S.; (7. Jhg.) 124 S.; (8. Jhg.) 140 S.; (9. Jhg.) 156; (10. Jhg.) 80; (11. Jhg.) 48, 36; (12. Jhg.) 76; (13. Jhg.) 32, 32; (14. Jhg.) 80 S.; (15. Jhg.) 60 S.; (16. Jhg.) 74 S.; (17. Jhg.) 76 S.; (18. Jhg.) 54 S., zahlr. Abb, Tafeln u. Faltktn., Anzeigenteil.Dekoratives HLdr. d. Zt. mit vier unechten Bünden und Goldprägung. - Einbde. etw. berieben u. min. beschabt. Kanten etw. bestoßen. Vors. vorne u. hinten Ränder altersbed. etw. gebräunt. S. min. knickspurig. Wenige Bleiverm. i. Txt. Sonst sehr gut. Der Österreichische Riesengebirgsverein wurde im Jahre 1880 von Eduard Rudolf Petrak gegründet und gab von 1881 bis 1898 die Zeitschrift \"Das Riesengebirge in Wort und Bild\" heraus. Publiziert wurden fächer- und disziplinübergreifende Artikel und Arbeiten, die sich schwerpunktmäßig mit dem Riesengebirge auseinandersetzen. So finden sich neben Bekanntmachungen des Vereins sowohl historische, literarische, geologische und meteorologische Beiträge in den Blättern. - Die Zeitschfriten wurden von der Buchbinderei Raimund Kosel zu Braunau gebunden. - Beiliegend: Dreiteiliger Zeitungsartikel \"Zur Rübezahlsage.\" von Dr. P. Regell, der 1894 in der Schlesischen Zeitung publiziert wurde, sowie \"Die Freiherren von Silberstein. Ein Lebensbild dieses Geschlechtes und der Ursprung des Stiftungs-Vermögens\", von Johann Rindt, Arnau, Teil 1 + 2. (alles). - Ebenfalls beiliegend: Hs. Inhaltsverzeichnis \"in folkloristischer Beziehung\" (48 S.; Briefkopf auf jeder Seite: J. U. Dr. Eduard Langer, Advocat in Prag, Herrengasse Nr. 10). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kultur, Österreich, Liechtenstein, Publizistik

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        News of the Camp


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        La maison Tellier

      First edition, one of 25 copies on Holland, only two major papers with China. Binding Jansenist in full red morocco, spine with four nerves, framing a gold band on contreplats tan morocco leather, silk moiré tan guards, gilt edges, cover and spine preserved, minute traces of friction without gravity on the lower corners elegant binding signed Georges Crette. Sending the author, the name of the dedicatee was deleted. Nice copy, with all margins, the masterpiece of Guy de Maupassant well established in a doubled binding Georges Crette. Victor Havard Paris 1881 14x19,5cm relié

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        Los caprichos Madrid


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        Der Naturfreund

      oder naturgeschichtliche Unterhaltungen. Neu aufgelegt und fortgesetzt von C. F. Stuckart. Erster Band, mit illuminirten Abbildungen. Mit 52 handkolorierten Kupferstichen auf Tafeln. Marmorierter Pappband mit Leinenrücken neueren Datums. Mit einer Widmung von 1881 auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt entnommen. Sehr schlichter Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen, besonders die Ecken. Innen ABER bis auf einige wenige Flecken gut! - Interessanter Band mit sehr schönen Kupferstichen von Pflanzen, Vögeln, Fischen und Kleinsäugern. Neuauflage von: "Der Naturfreund oder Beiträge zur Schlesischen Naturgeschichte".(Nissen, ZBl 1290). MwSt 7% Wenn Sie weitere Bilder wünschen, schreiben Sie uns eine Email, wir schicken Ihnen dann die gewünschten Motive zu.

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        Bouvard et Pécuchet

      First edition, one of 50 copies on vergé de Hollande, the only large paper copies (apart from 10 on China).Contemporary dark red shagreen, probably publisher's original, spine in six compartments with gilt fleurons, covers with double gilt fillet frame and gilt fleurons to corners, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, gilt fillet to edge of covers, gilt roulette to headpieces, top edge gilt, slipcase edged in dark red shagreen.  A very rare and very good copy in a perfectly matched contemporary binding. Alphonse Lemerre 1881 12x18,5cm relié

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

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

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        Nordland-Fahrten [Nordlandfahrten / Nordland=Fahrten]. Band I: Malerische Wanderungen durch Norwegen, Schweden, Irland und Schottland / Band II: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und Wales / Band III: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und die Kanalinseln / Band IV: Malerische Wanderungen durch Holland und Dänemark. Illustriert durch viele Holzschnitte nach Originalzeichnungen der bewährten Künstler.

      Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn,, 1881. Vier Bände (vollständig). Leipzig, Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, [1881 - 1882]. Folio. VIII, 192 / VIII, 238, [2] / VIII, 240 / IV, 228 Seiten / pages. Original Hardcover. Sehr dekorative, reich und aufwendig verzierte Ganzleinenbände. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. In diesem Zustand ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ganz selten ! With 31 views of Norway, 6 views of Sweden, 34 illustrations of Ireland, 38 views of Scotland (With a beautiful Steelengraving of Edinburgh "From Calton Hill"). The second volume has 101 views of England and 40 of Wales. The third volume contains112 views of England and 19 illustrations on the Channel Islands. The fourth volume has 53 views of Holland and 29 views of Denmark. n

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        To Mount Browne and Back, or Moses and Me.

      Adelaide: Advertiser Print, 1881. Octavo, [iv], 32, [iv] pp., eight lithographed plates after Herbert Woodhouse or Arthur Esam; original pink pictorial wrappers. This delightful and rare illustrated work is an account of the author's trip from Adelaide to Mount Browne. The Introduction remarks that 'interest has been evoked of late by the discovery of alluvial gold in a district lying near the South Australian border, but which is to two-thirds of the community an utterly unknown land'.Johnson, an Adelaide journalist, recounts with much humour his cross-country journey on his horse Mr Moses and provides a detailed and human view of country life en route and conditions on an Australian goldfield.Mount Browne was named and first described by the explorer Charles Sturt who travelled in the region in 1845. Johnson crossed Sturt's route at Depot Glen 'close to where gold was first found in the Grey Ranges... at the Glen there may yet be seen the fragments that remain of the boat the explorer carried with him, wherein to cross the mythical inland sea of Central Australia... ' (p. 16).The eight full-page engravings together with the cover illustration are the work of two of the leading illustrators of the period, Herbert Woodhouse and Arthur Esam. Herbert Woodhouse was a member of the most famous family of sporting artists in nineteenth-century Australia. He moved to South Australia in 1880 and regularly exhibited in exhibitions both overseas and interstate.An ephemeral and rare goldfields work: this copy is in excellent original condition, complete with the many engraved advertisements. Slight wear to head of spine, but a very good copy.

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        The Black Robe.

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1881. First Editions. 3 Volumes. 8vo. Bound in old full tan calf by Riviere, recently respined to style with burgundy and black title labels. Minor edgewear, strong handsome bindngs. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Lower right corner missing to flyleaf volume ii. Half title lacking from volume 1 but present in the other 2 volumes. Volume I with crack to title page guttering. All volumes internally clean and fresh. A handsome set. The Black Robe relates the misadventures of Lewis Romayne, and was also controversial for its perceived anti-Catholic bias.

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        Les quatre vents de l'esprit

      Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin. First edition on current paper.Binders half sheepskin fir back with four nerves purposes set with ornate golden dotted double gilt, few traces of minor friction on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, a small tear in foot of a slice, bottom corners bumped, bindings of the time.Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to her maid Virginia.Few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin Paris 1881 14,5x23cm 2 volumes reliés

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        The Common Law

      Little, Brown and Company. First edition, second issue of Holmes' tour de force, described by Professor Howe as "an originating venture", crediting Holmes as "the first of the English and American lawyers to attempt something like a full-scale study of the common law". Original russet cloth, gilt, showing some wear, former gift inscriptions, else a good clean copy. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1881.

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        Libro de Estampas Para Compradores de Jugueteria [Our translation: A Picture Book for Toy Buyers, or a stab at German: Ein Bilderbuch fur Spielzeugkunden]

      Visually exciting German toy promotion issued in conjunction with the Leipzig trade fair (la Feria de Leipzig in Spanish, die Leipzige Messe in German). N.d., but late 1920s or early 1930s, based on the clothing, the bobbed hairstyles of the girls, and a general sense of the graphics. Oblong, 15 by 21 cm. Unpaginated, 32 pages, plus wraps. Virtually every page has a color illustration, not quite photo-like (think claymation), and a smaller sepia toned vignette accompanying the text which touts the virtues of German-made toys, not the least because of their educational value. Germany was at the time the foremost manufacturing source of toys, and Leipzig has a long history as a leading center for trade fairs, stretching back seven centuries. It remains to this day an important location for trade fairs. Louis Erich Gruner (1881-1966), who did the whimsical cover illustration, was a painter, graphic artist, caricaturist and book illustrator from Leipzig. We do not know who was responsible for the two sets of interior illustrations -- the color or sepia series -- both of which are stylistically very different from the cover art and also from each other. Scarce, with the only copy located on OCLC First Search at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut. We endeavored also to locate copies in other languages, based on the assumption that the same promotion would have been translated into French, English, etc., to no avail. Granted, to find translations required some guesswork regarding the title, etc., and so we expect we missed such copies.

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        Revised Laws of Lawn-Tennis, as adopted by the Marylebone Cricket Club, and the All England Croquet and Lawn-Tennis Club.

      Horace Cox, "The Field" Office. 1881 'Fourth Edition' on front wrapper. 8pp ads, 18pp, 10pp ads. Orig. yellow printed wraps, with ads; marked & a little worn, spine repaired. 'Price Sixpence.'Copac records Cambridge as holding copies of the Laws from 1882-1888 inclusive & the BL 1877-1888; Oxford has copies of the 1876, 1878 and 1880 editions. This fourth edition is only in the BL. It lists 40 laws in three sections: The Single-handed Game; Odds; The Three and Four-handed Game. In 1875, the MCC tennis and racquets sub-committee drafted the first laws of Lawn-Tennis. The first major championship for men played to the Laws was held at the All-England Club at Wimbledon in 1877 - the world's first official lawn tennis tournament. The sporting magazine, The Field

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      1881 - A Tale for Young People of All Ages. With One Hundred and Ninety Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1881. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition of Twain's historical tale for the young. During the last years of Henry VIII's reign, a prince finds a pauper who looks exactly like him and persuades him to exchange clothes -- at which time the prince is chased from the palace, is forced to live as a pauper, and experiences first-hand the wretchedness of the poor and the cruelty of the law.~The London edition was intentionally published before the American edition, for copyright purposes; it was published in late November 1881, followed quickly by (or perhaps simultaneous with) the Montreal edition, both of which were followed by the (1882-dated) Boston edition in mid-to-late December. This English edition is much scarcer than the American edition, perhaps because it came out during the brief period when flourished the ill-conceived idea of binding leaves with staples; said staples quickly proved to do the job miserably, so by the mid-1880s binders reverted to using string.~This copy has the primary ad catalogue dated November 1881, and is in near-fine condition (minor darkening of the spine, volume slightly askew as usual for this 400-page volume); there is light damage to the gutter between pages 176 and 177, the result of the aforementioned stapled gatherings. The original patterned endpapers are clean and intact (remarkable for such a hefty book); the front free one has an early gift inscription (son to father, December 1882). McBride pp 70-72; Blanck 3396. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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