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        Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases

      London: J. & A. Churchill, 1881. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases: Their causes, symptoms, & treatment. xiv, 309pp., 16pp. publisher’s adverts. Text illustrations. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1881. 222 x 140 mm. Original olive cloth, gilt-lettered spine, light wear at extremities. Light toning, ownership stamps and bookplate, but very good. First Edition. “Gowers left a classic account of epilepsy, a book which today is still one of the most important on the subject. He was first to note the tetanic nature of the epileptic convulsion” ( 4818).

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        Campaigns Of General Custer In The North-West And The Final Surrender Of Sitting Bull

      N.Y.: Jenkins & Thomas Printers, 1881. Book. Very Good+. Original Wraps. First Edition. 139 pages + 10 pages of ads, spine repaired, Very nice copy! Describes the aftermath, and the surrender of Sitting Bull, and the crippling of Rain-in the-Face Luther High Spot 138, Howes W40aa.

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        Uncle Remus, His Songs and his Sayings

      D. Appleton and Company, New York - 1881. First edition, first issue. 12mo dark green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black. A few light fox marks on a few pages, else a clean, tight copy. Spine tips lightly rubbed and cover gilt a bit dulled but still quite readable. A very good, sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aus dem westlichen Himalaja. Erlebnisse und Forschungen. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1884.

      Pp. xxiv, 330. With 5 maps (of which 4 folding lithographed in colour), 20 plates, 4 folding tables and 181 illustrations in the text. Publisher's pictorial red cloth richly gilt. First edition. A narrative of a scientific expedition in the Karakoram mountain range and the Baltoro glacier in 1881 by Karl Eugen von Ujfalvy (1842-1904), an Hungarian - Austrian linguist. He visited Srinagar, Baltistan, and Dardistan. It's mainly an anthropological treatise describing the inhabitants along the journey, and their customs, language, religion, commerce, industries, art and culture, etc. A beautiful copy. Aschoff 1944. Yakushi (1984) U08, 1884.

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        The Merry Muses, a choice Collection of favourite Songs gathered from many Sources . to which are added two of his Letters and a Poem-hitherto suppressed-never before reprinted.

      'Privately printed. [not for sale.], 1827', but c. 1881 - A very rare spurious edition of Burns's erotic and bawdy poems, first published in 1799 (of which edition only 2 copies are known to survive). The title-page is headed 'Not for maids, ministers or striplings'. The Roy collection of Robert Burns contains several similar reprints to ours (including our issue) each with differing title-pages giving '1827'.'Shepherds I have got the clap,Stroking of my Anna;My time's filled up, oh sad mishap,With taking salts and senna.I for her King's Place forsook,Where girls I had past telling;But now my pipe's turned to a crook,My b-, how they're hanging.' 16mo (168 × 110 mm), pp. [2], [i]-vi, [9]-90. Early twentieth-century, red half morocco. Upper joint repaired. Charles S. Dixwell inkstamp to front free endpaper. [Roy collection of Robert Burns, p. 141 b.]

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        Turkish Armenia and Eastern Asia Minor

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1881 - Rare first edition. 470 pages, 5 plates and a fold out map. Ex library copy stamped 'Public library King Williams Town' on front end paper, also stamped 'withdrawn' on back of title page. Text in good unmarked condition, folding map and facing page foxed, end papers also foxed. Half leather binding with cloth sides, title labels on spine tooled in gold, edges faded red, leather corners and top of spine rubbed. Rev Tozer was tutor amd late fellow of Exeter College, Oxford author of 'Researchers in the Highlands of Turkey'. Further details and images are available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        How I Crossed Africa

      Phil: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1881 - Major Serpa Pinto. How I Crossed Africa. Phil: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1881, 1st. American edition, 2 vols., xxx, 377 pp. / viii, 388 pp. *** The sub-title is as follows – From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, Through Unknown Countries; Discovery of the Great Zambesi Affluents, &c. *** Pinto was the fourth European explorer to cross Africa from west to east. His journey started in Benguella, Portuguese Angola, in November of 1877, and ended in Durban, South Africa in the spring of 1878. His expedition gained considerable knowledge about the dark interior. Volume 1 has a frontis. folding map, a folding map in a back pocket, and six (6) full-page maps. Volume 2 has one full-page map. Both volumes have numerous illustrations from engravings, both full-page and in text. *** These books come with clear mylar protective covers. *** Bound in green pictorial cloth boards and spines, gilt lettering on front covers and on spines. Covers have moderate shelf wear, light soil, slight chipping at spine ends. The contents are clean and complete in good bindings. *** 9 inches tall by 6 inches [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1881). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1881. [C.-3052].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1881. - Folio. XIII, (1), 438 pp. With 6 folding coloured maps. Publisher's printed blue wrappers. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including material on slaves being imported into the Hejaz via Jeddah and Hodeidah as well as into Turkey by returning Hajj pilgrims. The relevant correspondence is to be found chiefly under the headings "Belgium" (pp. 1-19; includes correspondence relating to Zanzibar); "Turkey. (Consular) - Jeddah" (pp. 266-276); "Zanzibar" (pp. 278-378); & "Reports from Naval Officers [East Coast of Africa]" (pp. 379-438). - Slight edge chipping; text block variously split down the spine, otherwise a good copy. Bennett 508: "On Sultan Barghash's Mamboya expedition". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Joseph Lewinsky. Bei Überreichung des Lorbeerkranzes am Vortragsabende zum Besten des 'Deutschen Schulvereins'". Eigenh. Gedicht mit U.

      Baden bei Wien, Dezember 1881. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. 32 Zeilen, die am "1. Dezember 1886 zu Baden bei Wien" von der Schauspielerin Anna Trenner gesprochen wurden. - Der Vormärz-Lyriker Hermann Rollett wurde wegen revolutionärer Gesinnung polizeilich verfolgt, floh 1845 nach Deutschland und später in die Schweiz. 1854 vorübergehend nach Österreich zurückgekehrt, promovierte er 1857 in Gießen zum Dr. phil. und studierte später Pharmazie in Wien. Rollett gehört neben Moritz Hartmann und Hermann Jellinek zu den bekannteren Vertretern der Bewegung "Junges Österreich" und bekannte sich zum Deutschkatholizismus.

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        Catalogue de tableaux anciens composant l`interessante collection de M. Roxard de la Salle (de Nancy) dont la vente aura lieu Hôtel Drouot, salle 8, le Lundi 28 Mars 1881.

      Paris, Typ. Pillet et Dumoulin, o. J. (wohl 1881 - XVI (Vorwort PaulMantz), 24 S., mit 7 Original-Radierungen. 4° (Format ca. 28,2x19 cm, Halb-Maroquineinband der Zeit auf einigen falschen Bünden, goldgeprägter Rückentitelei und Kopfgoldschnitt. Mit originalradierten, verkleinerten Wiedergaben (in der Imp. A. Salmon u.a. , die Stecher waren Champollion, Greux, ) von Gemälden von Camphuysen, Hals, Hooch, Neer, Ribera, Rubens, Vlieger. - In einem wunderschön ausgestatteten Halbmaroquineinband der Zeit, Meistereinband, signiert von Lanscelin, ev. auch mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung desselben auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt! Verzeichnet insg. 67 Nummern (davon 5 Kunstbücher). - Die Kanten schwach angerieben, sonst sehr gut erhalten! - Précieux exemplaire de ce beau catalogue de vente orné de superbes 7 eaux fortes. - Demi-maroquin bleu de l`époque à coins, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée (reliure signée Lanscelin). Fine reliure de bonne facture, quelques infimes frottements d`usage. Intérieur en très bon état de fraîcheur. Ex-dono au crayon sur la garde (Lanscelin?). Précieux exemplaire de ce beau catalogue de vente orné de superbes eaux-fortes. Succession de M. Franc ois Nieuwenhuys, tableaux. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Catalogue de tableaux modernes provenant en partie de la collection de M. S*** dont la vente aura lieu Hôtel Drouot, salle 8, le lundi 28 Février 1881.

      Paris, Typ. Pillet et Dumoulin, o. J. (wohl 1881 - 24 S., mit 14 Original-Radierungen. 4° (Format ca. 28,2x19 cm, Halb-Maroquieinband der Zeit auf einigen falschen Bünden, goldgeprägter Rückentitelei und Kopfgoldschnitt. Mit originalradierten, verkleinerten Wiedergaben (in der Imp. A. Salmon, die Stecher waren u.a. Mangin, Courtry, Milius, Coussint, Gaujean und Greux) von Gemälden von: Bonnat, Corot, (4x, ), Daubigny (2x), Delacroix, Diaz (2x), Dupré, Meissonier und Troyon (2x). In einem wunderschön ausgestatteten Halbmaroquineinband der Zeit, Meistereinband, signiert von Lanscelin, ev. auch mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung desselben auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt! Verzeichnet insg. 26 Nummern (weitere nicht abgebildete Bilder von Corot, Courbet, Delacroix, Diaz, Hébert, Philippe Rousseu und Ziem). - Über diese Auktion schreibt Paul Eudel (1837-1911) in seinen Erinnerungen über spektakuläre Auktionen im Hotel Drouot, daß es ein Highlight zu Beginn des Jahres 1881 war, diese herausragende Gemäldesammlung zu betrachten! - Die Kanten schwach angerieben, sonst sehr gut erhalten! - Précieux exemplaire de ce beau catalogue de vente orné de superbes 14 eaux fortes d`après Bonnat, Corot (4x), Daubigny (2x), Delacroix, Diaz (2x), Dupré, Meissonier, Troyon (2x). Très belles impressions des gravures. Demi-maroquin rouge de l`époque à coins, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée (reliure signée Lanscelin). Fine reliure de bonne facture, quelques infimes frottements d`usage. Intérieur en très bon état de fraîcheur. Ex-dono au crayon sur la garde (Lanscelin?). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Common Law

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first issue with printer's imprint at base of copyright page and at the final page of text. Very Good, with light rubbing to cloth, spine slightly darkened and with a lean, top corner bumped, previous owner bookplate and law publisher's rubber stamp to front paste down, front inner hinge appears repaired. A nice copy.

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        Buried Alive, or, Ten Years of Penal Servitude in Siberia

      New York: Henry Holt, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. (Dated 1881 on title page with no additional printings. Followed Russian and British editions. Issued without slip for librarians at front, the first copy we've seen thus.) 361, (2) pp. Translated by Marie von Tilo. Green cloth with gilt lettering and black illustration, dark brown endpapers. Very Good condition. Cloth worn along edges, exposed tips, spine a little dulled and rubbed. Name penciled on paste down, a few stray light stains in text, signatures a bit strained. Dostoyevsky's first appearance on America shores came with this novel, typically known as House of the Dead.

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        Gesammelte Werke in 10 B?nden (Kassette I). Jubil?umskassette zum 100. Geburtstag Werkausgabe in Kassette Jubil?ums-Kassette: Maria Stuart, Marie Antoinette, Triumpf und Tragik des Erasmus von Rotterdam, Joseph Fouche, Ungeduld des Herzens, Die Welt von Gestern, Drei Meister, , Der Kampf mit dem D?mon, Drei Dichter ihres Lebens, Sternstunden der Menschheit [Gebundene Ausgabe] Stefan Zweig (Autor)

      Fischer S. Verlag GmbH, 1881. Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) wuchs als Sohn einer j?dischen Kaufmannsfamilie in Wien auf. Er schrieb Gedichte, Novellen, Dramen und Essays, die 1933 der B?cherverbrennung der Nazis zum Opfer fielen. Er lebte von 1919 bis 1934 in Salzburg, emigrierte von dort nach England und 1941 nach Brasilien. Sein episches Werk machte ihn ebenso ber?hmt wie seine historischen Miniaturen und die biographischen Arbeiten. Am 23. Februar 1942 schied er in Petr?polis, Brasilien, freiwillig aus dem Leben.

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        The Whole Art of Marbling as Applied to Paper, Book-Edges, etc.

      George Bell and Sons 1881 - 82 pp., with one inserted plate, a facsimile of an 1856 letter by Michael Faraday to the author. Ex-libris on front paste down. Original dark green cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1881. LIBRAIRIE DES DICTIONNAIRES. DE 1881 A 1888. In - 4.Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 8 TOMES: VII + 1029 + 944 + 1198 + 1087 + 984 + 960 + 964 + 1138 + VI pages - nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - texte en 2 colonnes - contre - plats et tranches jaspés. 1. A - B / 2. C - CHAUDR / 3. CH A C FIN / 4. D - E / 5. F - K / 6. L - O / 7. P - R / 8. S - Z.

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        L'Encéphale. Journal des maladies mentales et nerveuses

      Paris, G. Masson [puis J.-B. Baillière], 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 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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        Aus dem Süden. Radirungen von Ludwig Hans Fischer.

      Wien, Miethke [1881].. qu.-gr.-4°. 40 S. u. 20 Orig.-Radierungen. OLn. m. ill Vorderdeckel, Vollgoldschnitt. 1 Textbll. m. kl. Randausriss. vgl. Thieme-B. XII, 35 - Die auf Chinapier gedruckten und auf Tafeln gewalzten Radierungen zeigen Ansichten von Capri, Rom, Olevano, Tivoli, Torbole, Korinth, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Ägypten und Tunesien.

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        Muhammad Hanefi Ibn Ali menkibesi ( Virtues of Muhammad b. al Hanafiyya b. Ali ) a fine copy by the weel-known calligrapher Abdul Kadir

      Virtues of Muhammad b. al Hanafiyya b. Ali b. Abi Talib. The first work to be studied in Dar ul Funun ( Faculty of Literature ) in the section of Turkish Literature and History.10 pages by different scripts by the well-known Turkish calligrapher Seyyid Abdul Kadir Efendi. Abdulkadir Efendi Saynac (1881 - 1967) born in Kayseri, Turkey and came to Istanbul when he was 17. He graduated from the faculty of Islamic studies in Dar ul Funun (now in Istanbul University). In Istanbul, he learned the calligraphy from Haci Arif (Filibevi) and Reis-ul Hattatin (Chief Calligrapher) el Hac Ahmed Kamil. He was qualified in the different scripts; Naskh, thuluth, Jali, Ta'liq and Rik'a. He was also an expert in the methods of preparing the inks.

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        Mother Goose

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. First Edition. cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. A handsome First Edition, Second Issue of Kate Greenaway's most popular book, inscribed by the author "Mason Jackson, Jr., from Kate Greenaway" on the half-title page. In near fine condition with loden green lattice on the front cover and an upside-down "G" in "Mother Goose." With the following laid in: "The following year, 1890....was clouded by the deather of her father, Mr. Greenaway, on August Mason Jackson of the "Illustrated London News" paid him a fitting tribute..." Kate Greenaway-Spielmann & Layard." In near fine condition with touches of soiling throughout but very solid. With loden-green endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box with the gold titling: Kate Greenaway Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhumes Prsentation copy [1881]." The clamshell box is solid but shows touches of wear at the edges. Overall a very special book.

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        Monografia della città di Roma e della Campagna Romana.

      Tipografia Elzeviriana, 1881. in - 4 2 voll Abrasioni lungo i cordoni dei dorsi Presenti le seguenti tavole: Iconografia del muro dalla Piazza del Macao alla via Merulana; Frammenti della antica pianta marmorea di Roma; Statistica delle cause di morte in alcune città d'Europa; Numero assoluto delle morti avvenute in ciascuna settimana dei tre anni 1874, 1875, 1876 nella popolazione totale del comune di Roma (a colori); Medio dei massimi e minimi barometrici a zero dal 1787 al 1827 ecc.; Curve secolari della pioggia al Coll. Romano; Curve annuali della pioggia al Coll. Romano; Prospetto della popolazione residente ...; Antico fabbricato universitario ...; Istituto chimico ...; Istituto fisico; Scuola d'applicazione per gli ingegneri ...

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        Amor und Psyche. Ein Märchen des Apulejus. Aus dem Lateinischen von Reinhold Jachmann. Illustrirt in 46 Original-Radirungen und ornamentirt von Max Klinger.

      Th. Stroefer (1881), München - Folio (36 x 26 cm). Mit 46 Originalradierungen (15 ganzs., 31 mont. Vignetten auf gewalztem China) sowie Holzschnitt-Buchschmuck auf jeder Seite von Max Klinger. 4 Bl., LXVIII S. Beige OLwd. m. schwarz-, silber- u. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückenillustration. Schmuckpapiervorsätze. Goldschnitt. Schauer I, S. 15 u. II, Taf. 3 (Abb.). - Erste Ausgabe und einzige mit dem Text. - Eines der schönsten Bücher Klingers, wegweisend für die Künstlerbücher und illustrierten Werke der folgenden Jahrzehnte, die an Klingers klassische Arbeit gerade für dieses Werk aber nicht heranreichen. - Buchdruck v. Gebrüder Kröner in Stuttgart, Papier aus der Schäuffelen'schen Fabrik zu Heilbronn, Holzschnitte von Kaeseberg & Oertel, R. Klepsch u.a., Kupferdruck von Fr. Felsing in München. - Kanten etw. bestoßen, kl. Fleck im Rande der ersten 2 Seiten. Sehr schönes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rare Full Signature as President dated by him 16 days before his assassination. The recipient has penned "Shot July 2"

      [Washington, D.C.], June 16, 1881. 7.75" x 4". "Signature ""James A. Garfield / June 16, 1881"" as President on a 7.75"" x 4"" page of an autograph album. Owner of the album penned ""Shot July 2"" in lower blank margin. Numerous tiny pin holes in blank upper left of page. Blank verso. Fine condition.The autograph album, with full color title page, owned by West Virginian Mamie V. Rapp, is present with over 50 sentiments and autographs mostly by friends and family, dated in the 1880s. Loosely bound."

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        Reis in Oost- en Zuid-Borneo. Van Koetei naar Banjermassin, ondernomen op last der Indische regeering in 1879 en 1880. Met aanteekeningen en bijlagen van P.B.J.C. Robidé van der Aa, eene historische inleiding over Koetei en de betrekkingen van dit leenrijk tot de regeering van Nederlandsch-Indië, door S.W. Tromp.

      's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1881-1887.2 volumes. Original half cloth. With map, and 30 lithographed plates (28 chromo-lithographs) after Carl Bock by C.F. Kell. (8),LXXI,129 pp.First Dutch edition. - Carl Bock (1849 - 1932), scientist, author and self-taught artist, explored by order of the Governor-General Lansberge, the flora and fauna of East and South Borneo (Kalimantan). Bock proved to be a keen observer not only of the way of life of the peoples but also of their titular Malay overlords and various aspects of colonial life. The fine coloured ethnographical plates are showing the Dajaks, their villages, costumes, tattoos, artefacts, etc. - Classic account of the headhunters of Borneo.Tiele 146; Cat. NHSM I, p.249; Cat. KITLV p.28; Not in Bastin-Brommer; Haks & Maris, Lexicon, p.38; Thomson, The Exotic and the Beautiful, 282 (English ed.).

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        Sketches for A.H. from S.T.S. [Album of Comical Pen-and-Ink Sketches Mostly (23 ink drawings, one pencil, and one photo)]

      Half Morocco. Marbled paper pastedown on boards. . Very Good. Sketches that effortlessly transport us back to Victoria England as experienced by the upper classes. N.d., circa 1870s to 1880s. Folio, 36 by 27.5 cm. The drawings were dedicated to Anna Hill, who herself was the subject of many of them, beginning with the title page illustration which depicts her in Egypt reading a letter from home. This title page reveals instantly the cleverness of the artist's conception as well as his proficiency in executing his artistic vision. A contemplative Anna is in the center, surrounded by vignettes of ancient Egypt that somehow are of one piece but also distinct from one another and interspersed with the title lettering. Hovering above, as in a cloud, is a picture of a High Head Castle, Anna's home in Cumberland (Cumbria). Thanks to a penciled caption beneath this mounted title illustration, we also know some of the details of the Hill family. The illustrations that follow are almost all comical, some broadly so, others, more subtly, some relying entirely on the visual depiction, while others derive their humor in part from a caption. One can easily imagine almost any of these illustrations as coming from "Punch" or another satirical magazine. In "A nice set (?) of audience", a man is reciting something to a small party of women and one older man. One of the woman is listening with a large horn hearing aid, while another is fast asleep. The others are completely ignoring the speaker as the older man endeavors to flirt with them. We especially like an illustration of a woman frightened by a headless scarecrow who appears to be pointing a handgun in her direction. Or another, showing "an interruption in an afternoon billiard party", which has the middle aged and older men staring out the window as two comely young women are playing on a swing, one of whom appears quite cognizant of the effect she is having on the men. Other subjects include a wedding, a flooded basement, the hiring of a cook and a maid, a lady on a high wheeled early bicycle, a knight and a barbarian with a club, etc. One can only fully appreciate the quality and fun of the illustrations by actually beholding them. The photo is of "the George Inn", with a horse and card waiting outside, and the final sketch is of a lady with a parasol reading a letter. This illustrations is dated June 2, 1881. Thayer Smith was the godfather to the Hills Family of High Head Castle, Cumberland, in England -- the castle was destroyed by fire in the 1950s. One of the children for whom this story was prepared, John Waller Hills (1867-1938) was a British Liberal MP from 1906 until his death and was due to be conferred a baronetcy but died prior. Scattered light soiling of the card stock onto which the drawings are mounted. Rubbing and wear to the morocco and edgewear to the boards.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan & Co., New York 1881 - Book only in very good minus condition. "With Forty-Two Illustrations / by / John Tenniel / New Edition" on title page.  "New York : J.J. Little & Co., Printers, / 10 to 20 Astor Place" on verso of title page. Red cloth with gold text and red, black and gold graphics on front panel and spine.  Similar graphics on back panel are blind stamped only and not colored.  192 pages plus 8 ad pages.   Boards are soiled.  Front panel has ring mark near center of panel. Edges at head and tail of board spine and fore-edge corners are rubbed.  Front and back paste-downs and free end papers appear to have been professionally repaired by previous owner.  Text block is snug.     Please us close up option for best inspection.  Additional photos available at your request.   [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Allgäus (3 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Kösel'sche Buchhandlung; 1881 - 638/ 776/ 729 Seiten; zahlr. Abb., Karten, Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Kloster-Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3600

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        La Porcelaine de Chine

      Paris, Ve A. Morel & Cie 1881 - Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert 6750 260 28 x 37 cm Frans / French / Français / Französisch

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Halle, 4. I. 1881. - 2 SS. 8vo. "Hochverehrter Herr Hofrath! Wenn ich auch aus Ihren gefälligen und sehr ausführlichen Mittheilungen auf die Natur Ihres Augenleidens einigermaßen schließen kann, so wird es doch, wenn ich Rath und womöglich Hülfe spenden soll, unvermeidlich sein, daß ich Sie selbst genau untersuche und werde ich zu diesem Zwecke an dem von Ihnen bestimmten Tage bis Mittag 1 Uhr zu Ihrer Verfügung sein. Ich ersuche Sie, sich zu dieser Zeit Steinweg 26 zu bemühen, und mir Ihre Ankunft sofort melden zu lassen. Alles Weitere verschiebe ich bis zu unserer persönlichen Zusammenkunft und zeichne in der Hoffnung, Ihnen nützlich sein zu können, in größter Hochachtung als / Ew. Hochwohlgeboren / sehr ergebener / Dr. Graefe". - Graefe gründete 1859 in Halle eine Augenklinik und lehrte an der Universität; 1884 wurde er Direktor der neuen Universitäts-Augenklinik. Er arbeitete hauptsächlich auf dem Gebiet der Motilitätsstörungen des Auges, führte das Lister'sche Verfahren der Antisepsis in die Ophthalmologie ein und nahm als erster eine Tränensackexstirpation vor. "Er erwarb sich sowohl durch seine akademische Lehrtätigkeit als durch seinen rastlosen Eifer in der augenärztlichen Praxis und als ausgezeichneter Operateur einen so großen Ruf, dass jährlich etwa 4000 Kranke bei ihm Hilfe suchten" (Wikipedia). Er war Vetter des Albrecht von Graefe, des Begründers der deutschen Ophthalmologie. - Spuren zweifacher Querfaltung.

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        Bouvard et Pécuchet

      Alphonse Lemerre, 1881. - 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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        Caricature Costumi del Teatro Regio di Torino (1881) 29 fogli (cm 27x36) applicati su cartoncino blu di dimensioni maggiori. Conservati in legatura coeva in mezza pelle e percallina

      1881. Si tratta di un volume contenente 29 disegni acquerellati e firmati di Augusto SALETTA, avvocato e disegnatore satirico che collaborò, insieme ad Attilio Mussino e Luigi Sapelli alla redazione della nota rivista Il Fischietto. Il primo f. contiene una dedica a lapis del Saletta al ''Signor Dottore G. Spantigati'' datata aprile 1881. Giovanni Spatignati fu direttore sanitario dell'ospedale Mauriziano di Torino e a lui si deve, insieme all'ing. Ambrogio Perincioli, tra il 1881 e il 1885, la progettazione dell'attuale edificio ospedaliero a padiglioni: la struttura fu la sintesi perfetta delle teorie igieniste dell'epoca. Il secondo foglio costituisce un indice parziale degli acquerelli. Le tavole raffigurano i costumi relativi a tre opere rappresentate a Torino in quegli anni. Le tav. 3 - 12 sono relative ai ''Pappataci'', ovvero l'''Italiana in Algeri'' di Rossini rappresentata nella primavera del 1880 al Teatro Scribe, andato distrutto durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Dalla tav. 13 alla 24 sono invece raffigurati i costumi per l'''Amleto'' di Ambroise Thomas, rappresentato per la prima volta al Teatro Regio di Torino nel 1881. Dalla tav. 25 alla fine ''Lucrezia Borgia'' rappresentata sempre nel 1881 al Teatro Regio di Torino. Ottimo esemplare.

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      Boston: D. Lothrop Company, 1881. Hardcover. Very good. Illustrations by Edmund H. Garrett. Boston: D. Lothrop Company, 1887. First edition. Tipped-in on a prefatory blank leaf is a three-page holographic poem (?Pope?s Mother at Twickenham?) by Spofford, signed by her below the final stanza. This poem first appeared in the August 1891 issue of Wide Awake. A collection of poetic homages to Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, John Milton, William Shakespeare, and others by the New England writer best known for her gothic romances, which were set apart by luxuriant descriptions and an unconventional handling of female stereotypes of the era. Her reputation began when the Atlantic Monthly published ?In the Cellar? (February 1859), a tale of Parisian life. Published anonymously, her first novel, Sir Rohan?s Ghost (1860), in the tradition of Poe, is the story of a man who tries to kill his mistress and is later plagued by her daughter, with whom he falls in love. The many works that followed often featured female leads and attracted the attention of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rose Terry Cooke, Mary Wilkins Freeman, and William Dean Howells, among others. When asked whether she read Spofford?s work, Emily Dickinson responded, ?I read Miss Prescott?s ?Circumstance,? but it followed me in the dark, so I avoided her.? Later, following her marriage to the poet Richard S. Spofford, Jr., she expanded her repertoire to include poetry, essays, and travel writing. Some of her many literary friendships in New England are recalled in A Little Book of Friends (1916). Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with decorative gilt and green stamping. The spine is darkened just a touch, with some wear to the corners and tips; else very good. BAL 18486.

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        Brown's Industrial Gazetteer and Hand-Book of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R R

      Topeka: Hamilton, Curl & Co., 1881 283+ pages. Purple cloth covers with black stamped lettering and decoration. Cloth is rubbed along edges and shows some wear at spine ends. There is a horizontal, closed, tear across spine about two inches above foot. Cloth is a little faded over spine. Lettering and decoration on covers remains good. Text block is cracked near center, with one signature slightly sprung and two leaves just overlapping outside edge. Title page shows an inked inscription that has been heavily scribbled out, as well as another inked name and address, all in blank space around top portion of title. Date of publication on title page is underlined and there are two inked check marks next to date. Verso of title page is preface that also shows scribbled out writing in blank space. Contents show a few Xs in margins and a few underlines of entries. Despite faults, volume remains fairly tight and contents are otherwise very clean. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fair+/No Jacket.

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        Les quatre vents de l'esprit

      Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin, 1881. - Jules Hetzel & A. Quantin, Paris 1881, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione esecuzione su carta. Leganti metà di pelle di pecora abete indietro con quattro nervi finalità di cui con ornato d'oro punteggiata doppia dorato, poche tracce di attrito minore sul dorso, piatti di carta in marmo, guardie e contreplats carta al serbatoio, un piccolo strappo in piedi di una fetta, angoli inferiori urtato, attacchi del tempo. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore per la sua cameriera Virginia. Pochi foxing minore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliures en demi basane sapin, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles filets dorés, quelques petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur les dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un petit accroc en pied d'une tranche, coins inférieurs émoussés, reliures de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à sa cuisinière Virginie qui, à Guernesey, semblait assurer d'autres services au poète ainsi qu'en témoigne son carnet de l'époque: "Touché seins de Sophie, vu ceux de Constance (...) Charlotte, Cloche (...), Virginie, la Cuisinière, cloche; la femme de chambre, cloche". L'énigmatique annotation "cloche" signifierait selon Guillemin (cf. Hugo et la sexualité): "secouer la grosse cloche en branle", expression empruntée à sa pièce de théatre l'Epée. On ne sait si en 1881 l'ardeur du poète pour sa domestique était apaisée, Hugo étant réputé pour avoir poursuivi son oeuvre de séduction jusqu'à la fin de sa vie. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.  

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        Documents littéraires

      1881. Charpentier, Paris 1881, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Charpentier, Paris 1881, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding a bradel in piena calicò rosso, liscio torna con un motivo floreale in oro, data e doppio pezzo di coda dorata netto dolore nero, contemporaneo vincolante siglato freddo Pierson. Firmato autografo dall'autore al Adolphe Racot. Alcuni foxing minore che colpisce soprattutto i primi e gli ultimi tutti i fogli. Bookplate Adolphe Racot incollata sul retro del primo piano vincolante. A proposito di Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François - René de Chateaubriand, Gautier, Alexandre Dumas figlio ... [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale.  Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline rouge, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. Envoi autographe signé de Emile Zola à Adolphe Racot. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les premiers et tous derniers feuillets. Ex - libris d'Adolphe Racot encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. A propos de Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, François - René de Chateaubriand, Théophile Gautier, Alexandre Dumas fils...

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        Jacob Steiner\'s Gesammelte Werke. Erster und zweiter Band. Herausgegeben von K. Weierstrass.

      G. Reimer, Berlin 1881/82. 2 Bände (so vollständig!), 527 S. mit dem bildnisse Steiners und 44 Figurentafeln - 743 S. mit 23 Figurentafeln, Groß 8°, marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldeten Zierbünden und Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, die Tafeln von Band 1 mit gaz kleinem Einriss (nicht in den bedruckten Bereich hineinreichend), insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gesamtausgaben

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - ½ S. 8vo. Sechs Takte aus seinem lyrischen Drama "Messidor" mit unterlegtem Text. - Alfred Bruneau war Mitglied des von Jules Pasdeloup gegründeten Orchesters und seit 1881 der Société des compositeurs. 1887 wurde seine erste Oper, "Kérim", am Théâtre-Lyrique uraufgeführt. Eine Reihe weiterer Opern entstand nach Büchern von Émile Zola, mit dem er seit 1888 befreundet war. - Alt auf Trägerkarton montiert; leicht fleckig.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1881-82. Seventh edition, first printing. Octavo. Yellow cloth gilt. Bookplate of Willis Vickery on the front pastedown, a couple of light dampstains on the front board has caused slight wrinkling on the cloth, and a couple of signatures slightly sprung but tight and sound, an about very good copy. One of 1010 copies of the first printing of this edition, which was suppressed by authorities for obscenity. BAL 21418. Vickery's library was sold over three days in 1933, in the heart of the Depression. .

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        Kufra. Reise von Tripolis nach der Oase Kufra.. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland von Gerhard Rohlfs. Nebst Beiträgen von P. Ascherson, J. Hann, F. Karsch, W. Peters, A. Stecker.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1881. mit 11 Abbildungen und drei Falt-Karten, mit Frontispiz und Deckblatt, 8°. 22,2 x 14,5 cm. VIII, (1) Bl.,559 (3) S., Seiten, private Nachbindung, mit Leinenecken , Lederrückenschild mit Goldprägung und Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, Vorwort von Gerhard Rohlfs, In gutem Zustand. sauberer und frischer Einband, das Bezugspapier mit Pfauenmuster (Oleographie-Papier), sauber und frisch, wie unberührt, der Einband in braunem Lederimitat,. weiter in den Seitenzahlen: XXI S. (meteorologische Beobachtungen), 3 Faltkarten. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Reise & Geographie, Meteorologie, Sammlerexemplare, Alte Drucke

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        Die grossen Seefahrer des 18. Jahrhunderts.

      (Hartleben), Wien 1881 - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Wien (Hartleben), 1881. Gr. 8°. 520 S. mit 103 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. NaT, sehr feines Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 33-34. dt. EA. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Numismatische Zeitschrift. (1881 bis 1900). Herausgegeben von der Numismatischen Gesellschaft in Wien. Dreizehnter (13.) Band - Jahrgang 1879 bis zweiundreißigster (32.) Band, Jahrgang 1900 in 20 Bänden.

      Wien : Selbstverlag der Numismatischen Gesellschaft, 1881 - 1901. - Mit sehr zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und 205 Tafeln. 22,5 x 16 cm und (ab Band 20) 24 x 16,5 cm, uniform gebundene Original?-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Bandzählung und Schmucklinien, Deckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen, Lesebändchen. Jeder Band durch Register erschlossen. Vollständige Reihe mit allen eingebundenen Tafeln, jedoch ohne die 12 in einem Extra-Umschlag beigegebenen Tafeln des Bandes 24 und den für den Band 32 angekündigten Atlas-Band mit 19 Tafeln. * * * Einbände nur gering berieben. Auf den Vorsätzen das ExLibris der 'Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Altertumskunde der Ostseeprovinzen Russlands in Riga', darunter jeweils ein montierter gerahmter Zettel: 'Aus dem Nachlaß von Dr. Anton Buchholtz'. (Anton Buchholtz (* 16. Juli 1848 in Riga, gestorben am 3. Oktober 1901 in Riga) war ein bedeutender deutsch-baltischer Wissenschaftler, Historiker, Numismatiker und Archäologe). Titelbätter vor- und rückseitig, letzte Tafeln jeweils rückseitig, gestempelt, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 25000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mon oncle Benjamin. Nouvelle edition illustree de dessins de Sahib. Preface par Monselet

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1881. LIMITED TO 25 COPIES. 2 vols., 9-7/8" x 6-5/9", limited to 700 consecutive numbered copies, 25 printed on 'Chine fort" of which this is copy #68, with 42 illustrations by Sahie and engraved by Prunaire. Bound in fine full maroon morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, topedges gilt, others uncut, multi color silk bookmarks, original pictorial wrappers and spines bound in, by Chambolle-Duru. A beautiful set in MINT condition. This work was turned into a rather popular French film in 1969.

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        1881 Original Paperback Wisden with Facsimile Spine

      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. Please see the large photographs, More Photos on request, just ask. Payment: Card, BACS, Cheque Please but paypal is oK.

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        Rand, McNally & Co's New Indexed Business Atlas and Shipper's Guide

      Rand, McNally and Company, Chicago, Illinois 1881 - Gorgeous book with numerous maps. Spine has some unraveling and wear with a small hole but still very tight. Only one map has become loose, a linen one of New York. Previous owner's name and date (April 7th 1881) on endpaper. The title page states this: Containing large scale maps of the Dominion of Canada, Old Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and the Several states and territories of the United States. Together with a complete reference map of the world, printed in colors from plates secured by letters patent, producing the clearest typographical effect of any known engraved plates. Accompanied by a new and original compilation and ready reference index of one hundred and seventy-five thousand places, showing in detail the entire railroad system of North America, the express company doing business over each road, and accurately locating all cities, towns, post offices, railroad stations, villages, counties, parishes, islands, lakes, rivers, mountains, etc., on the continent. The special features of this edition are naming the nearest mailing point of all local places in the United States, and the full census returns of 1880. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ichi Ban

      [San Francisco]: Bancroft Litho, 1881. Handbill. Very Good. Wonderful 8.5" x 11" double-sided, multi-color advertising handbill for Ichi Ban, the first "Exposition of the Arts and Manufactures of the Japanese Empire." The recto includes descriptive text about the commercial venture along with three vignettes showing an imperial procession culminating at the imperial palace. The verso contains additional text about the venture along with three b/w anthropomorphic illustrations by Japanese artists: one showing a monkey teaching a fox to play the shamisen, one showing rats conducting a tea ceremony, and one showing frog preparing a pattern drawing for two embroiderers. Bright color. Light marginal wear including a 1" hard-to-see closed tear. Faint quarter-folds. Ichi Ban, Japanese for No. 1, was the first commercial importer of Japanese goods in the United States. It opened in the summer of 1881, filling most of a block on Geary Street in San Francisco. It's exhibitions of goods were "universally conceded to be the most beautiful displays . . . in the United States-in fact the world. One of the most interesting features . . . is thirty Japanese artists, embroiderers and other artisans, dressed in their native costumes and working after the methods used in Japan . . . in view of all visitors . . . who are welcome to inspect and investigate every article. . . . No one is expected to purchase anything, . . . still all pieces are marked at their values and purchasable," both retail and wholesale. (Marquis Handbook of Chicago, 1885, p. 301.) Ichi Ban was the brainchild of Horace Fletcher, who at various times was a whaler, merchant seaman, commander of a Chinese pirate lorcha, champion marksman, military instructor to the Japanese Army and Navy, boxing promoter, Lieutenant Colonel in the California National Guard, importer, multi-millionaire, amateur painter, diet and health expert, owner of a Venetian palazzo, and friend of Henry James and Mark Twain. (Business Philosopher, Volume 4. January, 1908) Exceptionally scarce. As of 2016, no copies in the trade and no auction records listed at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub. No copies of this flyer listed at OCLC, although one similar advertisement is held by the University of California at Berkeley.

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        To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade. A Narrative of Personal Experiences with the Force under General Sir F.S. Roberts, G.C.B. with Map and Illustrations from Sketches by the Author.

      London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1881 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine, quotation from Henry IV to the front board within double-ruled panel in black with foliate scrolled decoration, repeated in blind on the rear board, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, some bubbling on the boards, spine a touch sunned, and crumpled and chipped head and tail, binding cracked between gatherings 8 and 9, but the stitching remains entirely sound, light browning, and scatter of foxing to the text-block, overall very good. Lithographic frontispiece and five other similar plates, folding lithographic map at the rear. Second edition, same year as the first. Uncommon account of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Mitford "served with the [14th Regt. Bengal Cavalry (Lancers)] throughout the period it was employed in the war, taking part in the advance on and occupation of Kabul, the action of Charasiab, and the operations around Kabul and the Defence of Sherpur in Dec., 1879, and was mentioned in despatches. [he] commanded the Regiment in the first campaign, and for his services received the Brevet of Lt.-Colonel" (Shadbolt The Afghan Campaigns). Mitford provides excellent detail on the campaign, and writes extremely persuasively, for example on the death of Cavagnari; "They received [him] with a salute of nineteen guns, and after a considerable time spent in compliments, and the inevitable feast the British envoy and his followers were handed over to their new escort, and - to death. When I said good-bye to Cavagnari he was evidently in very low spirits, and I feel sure that nothing but the indomitable courage and determination which was so striking a feature in his character enabled him to conquer the foreboding of evil which he acknowledged he felt, in spite of all efforts to shake it off" (author's introduction). Front endpapers with the bookplate and ownership inscription, dated in 1893, of Sir Lewis Michell, Cape Town banker, "close confidant" of Cecil Rhodes, on his death his executor, and in 1910 his first biographer. Not in Bruce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      - Kohle, 17 x 29 cm, signiert. (Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Wunsiedel/Franken 1881 – 1965 Wien) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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