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        Roswell Dwight Hitchcock Autograph/Photo Albums and Cake (1817-1887)

      Hardcover. Good. Exceptional album of autograph letters, signed cards, etc., by eminent divines of the 19th century send to R.D. Hitchcock and his daughter on the occasion of her marriage. Amazingly, accompanied by a tin metal box with torn paper label reading Mary Brayton Hitchcock's Wedding Cake. Married Dec. Wednesday the 38th, 1881. The cake apparently is till present inside the tin box! This album contains: Photographs of R.D. Hitchcock and his daughter, original wedding invitation, assorted ALS's with envelopes.

      [Bookseller: Cross and Crown Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Guest Book.

      4to. Bound in full reddish-brown niger morocco, stamp-signed in gilt with the W.H. Smith & Son monogram on rear turn-in, sides with gilt-ruled borders and small embellishments, gilt lettering at the head of the upper cover ("We should a guest love while he loves to stay / And when he likes not give him loving way"), smooth spine with ruled border and title ("Guest Book") in gilt, green cloth endpapers, top edges gilt; a very nice copy, contained in the original hinged wooden box with W.H. Smith & Son's printed label. A very handsome guest book, blank save for the first page which has twelve names and addresses entered in ink. These include the wood-engraver and teacher of wood-engraving, Noel Rooke (1881-1953) whose pupils included Vivien Gribble, Robert Gibbings, John Farleigh, and Clare Leighton. Also with the signatures of Robert Ashwin Maynard (1888-1966), wood-engraver and first Controller of the Gregynog Press (later joint owner of the Raven Press), and Theo D.A. Cockerell (1866-1948), a noted scientist and a teacher at the University of Colorado. He was the elder brother of Sir Sydney Cockerell. Douglas Cockerell (1870-1945), master bookbinder and an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. He started his own bindery in 1898 in Denmark Street in London, and after a number of moves he finally settled in Letchworth where he worked with his son Sydney until his death. He was in charge of W.H. Smith & Sons bindery from 1905 to 1914. His Bookbinding and the Care of Books is still a standard text book.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Studer's Popular Ornithology: the Birds of North America Drawn and Colored from Nature

      New York: Jacob H. Studer & Co. , 1881. First Edition. Full Leather Full Leather. Good. Upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties, comprising all that are known to exist on this continent are represented on the one hundred and nineteen crayon plates artistically drawn and colored by Theodore Jasper: including a letter press devoted to giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics based on standard authorities, and the most eminent writers on ornithology of the day. Bound in original full leather boards with gilt decorations and ornate titling on the front board and gilt decorations on the back board, it has been rebacked in contemporary leather with gilt titling. Boards have wear at the corners and along the edges, front hinge beginning to separate from the spine, internal hinges have been reinforced and there is evidence of where some of the pages have been repaired. Gorgeous full page color illustrations, a very nice item in good solid condition. . First Printing. Good

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      Pueblo Laguna, N.M., 1881. Mounted albumen photograph, 33 x 25 cm., on contemporary bristol board. Some dampstaining on mount, small chip in center of photograph (in the empty sky). Withal, a fine image. A fine view of Pueblo Laguna, taken by the important frontier photographer, Jack Hillers, during the Bureau of American Ethnology Expedition of 1880-81. Hillers' work was made famous by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh in his book, CANYON VOYAGE. After learning the art of photography from professionals such as E.O. Beaman and James Fennemore (photographers on the early Powell expeditions), Hillers became the official photographer with the Powell expeditions of 1872-76 and 1878, recording many beautiful images in Arizona and southern Utah. He eventually surpassed his instructors in both technique and artistic sense, and this image, from a New Mexico pueblo, reflects his advancing photographic skill. The image is of the pueblo at some distance, but it is nevertheless clear and sharp. "Jack Hillers emerged as an outstanding practitioner of the wet-plate trade" - Goetzmann. Goetzmann, EXPLORATION AND EMPIRE, pp.560-61. Taft, PHOTOGRAPHY & THE AMERICAN SCENE, pp.288-91.

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

      D. Appleton and Company, New York: 1881. First edition, first state with "presumptive" in the last line on p. 9, and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning with "New Books, A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine"., 1881.. First edition, first state with "presumptive" in the last line on p. 9, and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning with "New Books, A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine".. Light, small stain to outer margin of p. 24, one-quarter inch tear to outer margin of p. 51, previous owner's pencilled signature, dated "Dec 10, 1889" on front flyleaf, tiny tears to spine tips, overall fine and bright with hinges strong. As nice a copy as you could ask for. Housed in canvas dust jacket and red morocco backed slipcase.. Black and white illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser.. Original green cloth pictorially stamped in black and gilt and titled in gilt.

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        Mémoires du Duc de Saint Simon. 20 volumes complet

      - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie 1881 - 1889. 20 volumes in-8 reliés demi-chagrin havane, dos lisses très ornés de filets, fleurons et entrelacs dorés, date en queue de chaque volume, têtes dorées. Toutes les couvertures ont été conservées. Portrait en frontispice. 512 + 508 + 482 + 475 + 486 + 476 + 481 + 472 + 481 + 487 + 467 + 476 + 502 + 481 + 489 + 472 + 452 + 486 + 447 + 637 pages. Ex-libris à chaque volume. Le tome XX, paru en 1914 est laTable analytique rédigée par l'auteur lui-même et imprimée pour la première fois d'après son manuscrit autographe. Titre complet :Mémoires de Saint-Simon publiés par MM. Chéruel et Ad. Régnier fils et collationnés de nouveau pour cette édition sur le manuscrit autographe avec une notice de M. Sainte-Beuve. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Bel ensemble, bien complet, ce qui est rare, et dans une reliure très décorative. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 750 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        The Imperial Gazetteer of India.

      - London, Trubner 1881. Nine volumes octavo contemporary half morocco (a bit scuffed); each volume with a folding map mounted on linen. Parliamentary library gilt crest on spines and front boards, no other marking. Some wrinkling of paper in volume five but no staining, a bit of foxing, not much; in all a rather good and handsome set. First edition of this monument of persistence. "For the first time in the history of our rule, an opportunity has fallen to me of finding out the truth about the Indian people, and of honestly telling it" (preface).

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1881. Octavo. Full brown calf bound by Bayntun, double gilt rule to covers, five raised bands to spine, gilt floral design to compartments, titles to spine gilt, gilt roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title. An excellent copy. A very attractive bound edition of Austen's classic, with a delightful frontispiece and illustrated title showing Elizabeth Bennet dressed in the 1830s fashion of long puffed sleeves. The first Bentley edition of Pride and Prejudice was published in 1833, shortly after Bentley's purchase of the copyright of all Austen's novels from her first publisher, Thomas Egerton.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade.

      London: W.H. Allen & Co.,, 1881. 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. 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. Lithographic frontispiece and five other similar plates, folding lithographic map at the rear. 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. 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 Â… 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 Â… 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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Dr. Wortle's School. A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1881, 1881. First edition. Sadleir, Trollope, 59; Wolff 6773: NCBEL III, 884. Cloth a little soiled; a few small stains on the upper board of volume one; an unusually nice copy of an uncommon title.. 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.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to the music critic Max Schütz

      - On a postal card. Postmarked Prague, January 23, 1881. In German (with translation). Dvorák informs Schütz that he has written to Simrock and goes on to mention three of his compositions: op. 54, the waltzes for piano, composed between December 1st 1879 and January 17th, 1880; op. 55, the Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy songs), composed between February 18th and 23rd, 1880; and op. 57, the Sonata in F major for Violin and pPano, composed between March 3rd and 17th, 1880. "To hear from you that the Zigeunerlieder have met with your favour pleases me greatly. You are going to receive the violin sonata and the two volumes of waltzes for piano solo. More next time!" Slightly browned. In very good condition overall. "With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvorák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana';s true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." Klaus Döge in Grove onlineOp. 54 "Although Dvorák was an accomplished pianist, writing for the piano was never as important to him as, for example, orchestral or chamber music. His piano works are mainly entertaining dances and character-pieces rather than musically and technically ambitious sonatas, fantasias and études. The eight Waltzes b101 (1879-1880). are reminiscent of Chopin but are considerably more natural-sounding and direct." ibid Op. 55"The song cycle, Gipsy Melodies, was written for and dedicated to an admirer of the composer's songs, Gustav Walter, tenor singer of the Vienna Court Opera. As a compliment to Walter, Dvorák set the German translations especially prepared for him by the poet himself, instead of using Adolf Heyduk's Czech verses. The songs display far more assurance than any Dvorák has written previously.Dvorák's skill in using the voice is much greater than before. The music may not be similar to the gipsy music with which we are most familiar, but it embodies gipsy elements, and is at the same time pure Dvorák." Clapham, pp. 232-33Op. 57The only sonata of Dvorák's to survive, the sonata for violin and piano, op. 57, "marks Dvorák's first success in writing satisfactorily for the piano in a chamber music work. [It] represents Dvorák at his most intimate." ibid, p. 194 Dvorák's correspondent Max Schütz was a music critic for the German-language daily Pester Lloyd, published in Budapest.

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        Plan des Nivellitischen Höhennetzes in Preussen und in den engeschlossenen deutschen Staaten, sowie Elsass-Lothringen, Rhein-Pfalz und Baden : In Verbindung mit einer Fluss- u. Eisenbahnkarte vom Deutschen Reich ; Maßstab 1:2000000 : Zusammengestellt nach amtlichen Quellen. Die Höhenbestimmungen der Königl. Preuß. Landesaufnahme ; 14

      Berlin : Selbstverlag 1881. 33 S., 1 Klappkarte 8°, OPp. m. Deckelgravur ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar d. Königl. Eisenbahn Direktion Münster, mit den üblichen Kennzeichen u. geringen Alterungsspuren, Textteil lose beigefügt, Karte u. Brosch. in antiquarisch gutem Zustand, äußerst selten! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Geographie, Preußen, Geologie, Erdkunde

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        Praktischer Reiseführer durch Russland. Nebst Grammatik der russischen Sprache, Dolmetscher mit Aussprache-Bezeichnung, vollständigem Wörterbuch und Eisenbahnkarte

      Leipzig, Wolfgang Gerhard, (1881).. 2 Tle. in 1. OHLwd. 270 S., 1 Bl.; 135 (1) S. gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband, Einbd. beschabt u. bestoß.; Karte mit Einriss Seltene Ausgabe Russia Versand D: 4,50 EUR Europa / Russland / Reise /, Praktischer Reiseführer durch Russland / Wolfgang Gerhard

      [Bookseller: Wiesbadener Antiquariat Christmann]
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        News of the Camp


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        The Dukes Children A Novel


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        Los caprichos Madrid


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        Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat. Eine Geschichte für Kinder und auch für Solche, welche die Kinder lieb haben.

      Gotha, Friedrich Andreas Perthes 1881 - . 8°. 2 Bl., 178 S. Farbig illustrierte Orig.-Pappe. Deckelillustration von F. W. Pfeiffer. Erste Ausgabe. Name auf Titelblatt: Frieda Alder 1882. Deckel etwas stockfleckig. Linke Rückenkanten etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare in Fifteen Volumes: Limited Edition de Luxe

      London: George Routledge & Sons 1881 - Complete set of 15 large-format HB volumes. Bound in quarter red Morocco with red cloth boards. Spines have gilt titles and 5 raised bands. Top edges bright gilt, green endpapers and no inscriptions. Each volume has handwritten No. 320 of 1000 limited Edition de Luxe. All volumes are bright tight and clean with just some faint scattered foxing to prelims. Incl. b/w ills and line drawings. Vol. 1 has just minor scuffing to the top of spine. This very attractive set would make an ideal gift or welcome addition to any collection. (19 x 27cm) **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        The First of May. A fairy masque. Presented in a series of 52 designs

      London, Sotheran 1881 - Qu.-Fol., Eines von 300 num. Ex., die Drucke auf dünnem India, auf Karton gewalzt; Druckvermerk vom Künstler mit Bleistift signiert. 57(56 num.) Tafeln in Heliogravüre. Lose wie erschienen. Die Texte von ornamentalem und figürlichen Schmuck begleitet, mit zahlreichen beigestellten Skizzen. Gedruckte Widmung für Charles Darwin. Tafeln sauber und frisch, nur selten gestreute Stockfleckchen

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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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        Uncle Remus: His Songs and his Sayings

      D. Appleton, New York 1881 - First Edition, First Printing with "presumptive" on page 9 and the correct advertisements on page 223 beginning with "New Books, A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine" A beautiful copy SIGNED by Joel Chandler Harris on a laid in signature. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Faust Act III. Etching by Paul Renouard from the series entitled Le Nouvel Opéra

      [Paris], 1881. Béraldi: Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle (Paris: 1885-92), XI-188. Faust, an opera in five acts to a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Carré';s Faust et Marguerite and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe';s Faust, Part I (in the French translation by Gérard de Nerval), was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique on March 15, 1859. "Faust became particularly important to the French musical establishment at the end of the century. A work by a winner of the Prix de Rome that could claim to be thoroughly modern and personal in style at its première, and go on to international stages, was a significant enhancement to the musical prestige of a French operatic culture previously dominated by Meyerbeer and the none-too-easily exportable genre of opéra comique. Its national value was enhanced because, after some initial assessments as ?Wagnerian';, Gounod';s compositional voice in Faust was heard as important in the definition of a ?French'; musical aesthetic." Steven Huebner in Grove Music Online. Renouard (1845-1924) was a noted painter and engraver whose works are held at the Louvre, the Opéra Museum, etc.. 279 x 198 mm. Signed by the artist in pencil at lower left. A very good impression on laid paper. Remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.

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        Die fünfhundert Millionen der Begum.

      Wien (Hartleben), 1881. Gr. 8°. 213 (3) S. mit 48 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung und Farbschnitt. sehr schönes Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 31. dt. EA. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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      1881. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. Original dark green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition of the first of Thoreau's "four seasons," edited from his journal by H.G.O. Blake (this is the only one of the four in which Blake is un­named). The other three seasons would be published over the next eleven years (curiously not quite in order): SUMMER in 1884, WINTER in 1888, and AUTUMN in 1892. The first edition of EARLY SPRING consisted of only 1018 copies -- fewer than any of Thoreau's books except his first one, A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS, which consisted of 1000 copies.~This is an attractive, near-fine copy with some very light cover soil and rubbing. The front flyleaf bears a gift inscription dated March 22, 1881 (within a month of publication) -- as well as a later red ink-stamp. Borst A8.1.a; Blanck 20123.

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        Report on some points in the anatomy of the Thylacine, [Cuscus and Phascogale], collected during the voyage of H. M. S. Challenger in the years 1873-1876; .

      London: Challenger Expedition, 1881. - Quarto,192 pp.,13 lithographs. Modern half calf and marbled boards Zoology of the Challenger Expedition, part four. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Remus His Songs and His Sayins The Folk Lore of the Old Plantation

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1881 - First Edition, First Printing with 8 publisher's advertisement pages present and with the word "presumptive" mis-spelled on the last line of page on p. 9. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth and is in great shape. The binding is tight with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Day in a child's Life. Music by Myles B. Foster.

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1881 - London, George Routledge and Sons, (1881). 24,7x21 cm. 29 num. S., 1 Bl. Mit Noten und farbigen Illustrationen. Grüner OHln. mit farb. Deckelbildern und lindgrünen Vorsätzen. Ersteausgabe. First Edition. - Deckelbild: 5teilige dunkelbraun-gelbe Bordüre mit 4 Eckfleurons (Sonnenblumen), wiederholt als Deckeltitel, hellgrüne Vorsätze, die Verlegeradresse auf dem Titelblatt. - (Kanten minim berieben, schönes Exemplar). Sprache: Englisch Grüner OHln. mit farb. Deckelbildern und lindgrünen Vorsätzen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Boston 1881, Osgood. Brown decorated cloth, 247p., author's. signed & dated presentation copy, to his cousin on fron fly. leaf. V E R Y R A R E. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON SOCIAL & PHYSICAL FEATURES In the preface of this work, the author stats that the "... purpose of this little volume is t represent a few social and physical features of Japan which have seldom been minutely examined by visitors to that agreeable country...But of the inner life of the Japanese, of their domestic relations, their pleasures or the gentler romance of their nature, I have found no accurate record...nor has the singular loveliness of the scenery, the refining charm of which deeply influlences the character fo teh people, been closely or sympathetically observed..." * A fine introduction to the actual nature of this book. In fact, by the chapter headings: Little Fountain of Sakano- shita; To Fujiyama and back; A Japanese statesman at home; A day in the Japanese theater would not really tell use of the essence found in this lovely essay. * The author, was a Bostonian and a journalist. House [1836- 1901) was one of several Westerners, who tried to interpret Meiji Japan. He was also a prominet American Civil War reporter, and later in Japan, was the editor in the 1870s of the Tokio Times. He had a troubled friendship with Mark Twain in the 1880s, and lived out his final years in Tokyo. He was a crusaider for and had great influence on the United States government, in the return of the American portion of the 1864 Shimonoseki indemnity. House exerted undeniable influence in prompting Congress's decision to send back the money, the question of how much effect he had in "correcting" the historical record of the event remains problematic. * He also wrote The Japanese Expedition to Formosa in 1875; THE JAPANESE, OR SHIMONOSEKI INDEMNITY. APPENDIX, ca. 1875; THE SHIMONOSEKI AFFAIR: A CHAPTER OF JAPANESE HISTORY, 1875; and THE TRANSFER OF THE TEMPLES OF ISE an article in Harper's 1900. Books Edward House are quite S C A R C E and seldom found for sale. His titles are always RARE ! Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        IMMENTAL. - Tracht. Marktfrauen im Immenthal. An einer Mauer sitzende junge Frau mit ihren Körben, rechts im Hintergrund Häuserzeile, Marktstand, Herr mit Hut und Kutsche.

      - Aquarell von Friedrich Wilhelm Heine, rechts unten monogr., bez. und dat. 2. März 1881, 50,5 x 37,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVI, S. 288. - Der Leipziger Maler und Illustrator Fr.W. Heine (1845 - 1921) studierte an der hiesigen Akademie, in Weimar und Dresden. Ab 1884 war er in Amerika und gründete in Milwaukee die "Heine Art School". Er trat besonders mit Schlachten-, Militär- und Jagddarstellungen hervor. Daß er auch "friedliche" Motive meisterhaft beherrschte, zeigt unser Aquarell. In zarten Farbabstufungen ist es mit Schwung und leichter Hand in impressionistischer Manier gemalt. - Rechts oben minimale Fleckchen, sonst wohl erhalten. Alt gerahmt.

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        Mittheilungen des Österreichischen Fischerei-Vereines - vollständige Jahregänge: 6.Jg,, 1886; 7.Jg., 1987; 15.Jg., 1895; 16.Jg., 1896; jeweils in einem Band gebunden; 18.Jg.1898 - 20.Jg.1900 in einem Band gebunden; unvollständige Jahregänge: 1.Jg., 1881, Heft 1,3; 2.Jg., 1882, Heft 1,6,7; 3.Jg., 1883, Heft 8,9,11; 4.Jg., 1884, Heft 14, 15; 5.Jg., 1885, Heft 17, 18; 8.Jg., 1888, Heft 27, 28; 9.Jg., 1889, Heft 32; 11.Jg., 1891, Heft 41 in einem Band gebunden

      Wien, Eigenverlag, 1881-1900. - ca. 100-250 Seiten pro Jahrgang, mit einigen Abbildungen und Tafeln, bis 1896 in einheitlichen Bänden Einbände etwas berieben und an den Ecken bestossen, leicht fingerfleckig, einzelne Seiten stärker fleckig, insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire encyclopédique et biographique de l'industrie et des arts industriels. Avec la collaboration des savants, spécialistes et praticiens les plus éminents de notre époque.

      P., Librairie des dictionnaires, 1881-1888. - 8 volumes in-4, demi-chagrin vert de l’époque, plats de percaline verte à encadrement estampé, dos à faux-nerfs, caissons ornés à froid et fers dorés, chiffre "A. R" en queue, tr. et gardes jaspées, 1029, 944, 1198, 1087, 984, 960, 964, 1138-VI pp., texte sur 2 col., plus de 5000 ill. documentaires in-t. Quelques légers frottements aux mors et à certaines coiffes, deux dos passés. Intérieur frais. Belle condition des huit volumes. Sans les deux vol. de suppléments. Sommaire : POUR L’INDUSTRIE : l’étude historique et descriptive du travail national sous toutes ses formes, de ses origines, des découvertes et des perfectionnements dont il a été l’objet, le matériel et les procédés des industries extractives, des exploitations rurales, des usines agricoles et des industries alimentaires, des industries textiles et de la confection du vêtement, des industries chimiques, les chemins de fer et les canaux, les constructions navales, les grandes manufactures, les écoles professionnelles, etc. POUR LES ARTS APPLIQUÉS À L’INDUSTRIE: le dessin, la gravure, l’architecture et toutes les industries qui se rattachent à l’art, l’imprimerie, la photographie, les manufactures nationales, les écoles et les sociétés d’art. POUR LA STATISTIQUE L’état de la production nationale, les résultats comparés de cette production et de celle de l’étranger pour les industries similaires. POUR LA BIOGRAPHIE: Les noms des artistes, fabricants et manufacturiers français décédés qui se sont distingués dans toutes les branches de l’industrie et des arts industriels. L’HISTOIRE SOMMAIRE DES ARTS & MÉTIERS: depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à nos jours, les mots techniques, l’indication des principaux ouvrages se rapportant à l’art et à l’industrie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brentano's Chess Monthly

      One volume in two parts. viii+308 pages with color frontispiece chess problem, black and white frontispiece chess problems, tables, diagrams, drawings and index; [309]-644 pages with color frontispiece problems in front of each number, tables and drawings. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in brown modern cloth with gilt lettering to spine. G Reichelm was the editor of the "Game Department"; J N Babson editor of the "Problem Section". Art work and drawings by R. Halm. (Betts: 7-28) First edition.Preceded by Brentano's Monthly which had a chess column in the monthly magazine. Started in May 1881 and was issued in two volumes, volume one May 1881 through April 1881; volume two May 1882 numbers 1 and 2 and 3 together (August-September 1882) all published. This wonderful publication had great art work by R Halm with many of the prominent players of the day. The beautiful color problem plates were contained in most of the numbers issued and the problem department was very creative with many of the best known composers represented. It contained chess news from Europe and would have articles on chess history and covered the tournaments of the day.Condition:Rebound in modern brown cloth, some internal fingering, closed tear at page 541/2, some occasional small marginal markings, previous owner's name on front end papers else a very good set.

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        The only Chester A. Arthur Franked Envelope in Existence

      [Washington, D.C.], 1881. 5" x 3.25". "Envelope Franked ""C. A. A."" as President in the upper left, 5"" x 3.25"". Addressed by Arthur to ""The Honorable / Edwards Pierrepont / &c &c."" Slight tear at back flap when opened. No postal markings indicating it was most probably hand delivered. Pierrepont has docketed the envelope along the left edge, as was his custom, ""Prest. Arthur / 1881"" in blue crayon pencil -""Prest Arthur"" is barely visible. Stained in blank lower left corner. Fine condition.In 1884, the New York Republican delegation, of which his friend and fellow New Yorker, Grant's former Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont, was a member, had met at Cooper Union and recommended Arthur be renominated for President. At the Republican National Convention held in Chicago, June 3-6, 1884, on the first ballot, President Arthur was second to his former Secretary of State James G. Blaine, 334 1/2 to 278 votes, with 411 needed to be nominated. Blaine was nominated on the fourth ballot, defeating Arthur 541-207.In 1873, ""An act to abolish the franking privilege"" was passed by Congress and signed by President U.S . Grant, the last sitting U.S. President to have the franking privilege. Because Chester A. Arthur was never a Member of Congress, and was Vice President from March-September 1881, he never had the franking privilege. The only reason President Chester A. Arthur signed ""C.A.A."" in the upper right of this envelope in the franking position, must have been as a frank. This is the only franked envelope of Chester A. Arthur extant. No other example as President or in any capacity has ever been offered at auction or exists in the renowned collections of Louis Grunin, Creighton C. Hart, Morton Dean Joyce or Edward Stern. David G. Phillips' American Stampless Cover Catalog, Volume 2 (1987), p. 215, in a listing headed ""Presidents of the United States / Franks from Other Capacities,"" notes ""None."" "

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        Sitzender Schimpanse".

      - Kohle / Aquarell, 33 x 25 cm, signiert. (Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Wunsiedel/Franken 1881 – 1965 Wien) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      J. A. Blake, Denver, Colorado 1881 - Ex-library with associated markings; deacquisitioned. Presented to State Historical and Natural History Society by W. C. Ferril, publisher of the Rocky Mountain Herald, and father of poet Thomas Hornsby Ferril. Original gold-printed black-cloth binding; printed aqua-papered boards; 462 pages with advertisements; plus, folding Map of the Denver and Rio Grande Rail Way, showing Stage Lines and all Principal Mining Camps and Pleasure Resorts in Colorado. Compilation of Colorado towns, cities, villages and settlements; businesses and residents, 1881. Pages are clean and bright; no foxing. Spine cloth present; however, chipped. Hinges, broken, yet still usable. Spine itself is strong. Boards somewhat warped and water-damaged; some paper and information loss. An excellent and scarce Colorado history research source. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      David Bogue, London 1881 - First edition of Oscar Wilde's first book of poems, one of 250 copies. By his mid-twenties, Wilde had enjoyed considerable success as a poet: "Ravenna" won Oxford's Newdigate Prize in 1878, and dozens of Wilde's poems had appeared in Irish, English and American periodicals. This first edition of his collected poems, handsomely printed on handmade paper, was published at Wilde's own expense. Highlights include "Requiescat" (an elegy for his sister Isola, who died when they were children), "The Grave of Keats," and "Her Voice": "Sweet, there is nothing left to say / But this, that love is never lost, / Keen winter stabs the breasts of May / Whose crimson roses burst his frost, / Ships tempest-tossed / Will find a harbour in some bay, / And so we may." Wilde was disappointed in the reception of his first book, and turned from poetry to the more profitable genres of fiction and drama, but he always considered himself a poet before all, and declared that he would be remembered as "the infamous St Oscar of Oxford, Poet and Martyr" (Letters, 720). First printing, with first issue title page, misprint "may" for "maid' on page 136, and a panel of publisher's first binding, featuring a gilt plum blossom pattern designed by Wilde, affixed to rear flyleaf. A fine copy of a major literary debut, splendidly bound by Root & Son. Octavo, early twentieth-century full red crushed morocco gilt, boards gilt-ruled with gilt cornerpieces and floral medallions inlaid with green morocco, raised bands, spine compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, red silk ribbon marker. Gilt-embossed rectangular panel of publisher's first binding, measuring 2 by 2.5 inches, affixed to blank flyleaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poetical works. Illustrated. 2 volumes.

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. - Cambridge: The Riverside Press 1881 - Großformatige bibliophile Werkausgabe vollständig in 2 Bänden . Mit gest. Porträt als Frontispiz und ca. 300 Illustrationen verschiedener Künstler. Einbandkanten und Kapitale etwas berieben und bestossen , minimale Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, schönes und dekoratives Exemplar in gutem Zustand. Mit Signatur Longfellows auf dem Titelblatt des ersten Bandes. Contemporary full red leather binding with gilt and numerous illustrations by various artists and portrait , SIGNED by Longfellow on title page of the first volume . Minor traces of use, rare. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 Gr.-4°. XVI, 488 S., XVI, S.489 - 928 . Rote Ganzlederbände auf 5 Bünden mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie Ganzgoldschnitt und Marmorpapiervorsätzen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        On the Indian hills : or, Coffee-planting in southern India / by Edwin Lester Arnold - Complete in 2 Volumes

      London : S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. Provenance; from the Mercantile library, N.Y., with their inked stamp. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request. Physical description; 2 v. : ill. ; 20 cm. Subjects; Plantation life - India, South. Coffee - India - South India. Coffee growers - Great Britain - Biography. Coffee industry - India, South. India, South - Description and travel.

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        Monografia della cittíæ di Roma e della Campagna Romana.

      Tipografia Elzeviriana, Roma 1881 - 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 cittíæ 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 . CII + CXXIII + 389; (2) + 573; 111 + CXXVII-CLXII p. 2 voll in-4 m.pelle cordonata coeva titoli oro

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