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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: John Murray,, 1881. With notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. A new edition, with additional notes, by William Smith. In eight volumes. With Portrait and Maps. 8 volumes, octavo (214 X 135 mm). Contemporary brown embossed calf, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, multiple filets to boards gilt and in blind, inner dentelles in blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Portrait of Gibbon as frontispiece in vol. I, others with maps as frontispiece, most coloured in outline. Early gift inscription to Dudley Perry Forman, Nottingham printer and publisher, in vol. I (undated, but before 1911). Bookplate to front pastedowns, some minor browning, small chip to one volume with some gilt loss, an excellent set. A handsome library set of Gibbon's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        KODAI MOYO SHU: COLLECTION OF ANCIENT PATTERNS.

      Tokyo 1881-2, Matsuzaki. Stitched blue wrs., 2 vol. set, 28+. +28 double folded leaves, each page is fully illustrated, no. text except Japanese introduction page , entirely woodblock. printed by hand on hand-made paper, complete, 18.5 x 23 cm.. A FASCINATING SET OF NATIVE JAPANESE DESIGN BOOKS A fascinating and unique set of purely Japanese design motif books. Loaded with intricate and complicated, some geometric designs, others are floral based, phoenix, dragon, celestial animals, Buddhist symbols, and ancient patterns. * These have been the traditional reference resource and inspiration for hundreds of years for Japanese craftsmen who made and designed lacquer, enamels, textiles, ceramics, textiles & Kimono [Mon], book covers, Netsuke, Inro, Japanese swords and sword furniture, wood furniture and virtually anywhere a design can be put. * These traditional and symbolistic patterns adorned objects of art & daily use. Book size: vol. I: 18 x 12 cm., vol. II: 18 x 13 cm., oblong format, title pages printed in red, balance in black and white key-block outline. * Scans can be sent by email. 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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        Hays County, Texas. Manuscript Notarial Ledger

      Kyle, Texas, 1881-1885. Very good antiquarian condition. Folio (16" x 10.5"). 27 double-pages (i.e. 54 pp.) of manuscript entries. Bound in original leather-backed marbled boards with tabbed alphabetical index in front; cover worn with spine partly perished, mild toning, scattered minor staining, last few leaves damp stained, etc., generally clean internally. HIGHLY INTERESTING 19TH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT LEDGER FROM KYLE, TEXAS (HAYS COUNTY). This historically important early volume dates from 1881-1885 and was kept by notary public Edwin Atwood Vaughan (aka E. A. Vaughan) of Kyle, Texas. In addition to being a notary public, records indicate Vaughan was also editor of the Hays County News newspaper and a cattleman who bred Jersey cattle. Ledger includes entries for city co-founders Fergus Kyle and David E. Moore and Kyle's first businessman Thomas Martin, among others. Handwritten entries depict a detailed record of E. A. Vaughan's notary activities including mortgages, warranter deeds, executor's deeds, trust deeds, transfers, powers of attorney, bills of sale, bonds, quit claims, and liens. Majority of Vaughan's clients were personally known to him and resided in Kyle, however various other towns in Hays County and elsewhere in Texas can also be found here such as Austin, San Marcos, Lockhart, Texarkana, Palestine, Gonzales, Wimberley, Taylor, etc. Hundreds of names appear throughout, making ledger a treasure trove of local genealogy. Names include Daisy Allen, W. W. Anderson, J. A. Bacon, D. A. Barber, J. G. Barber, J. B. Blount, G. Welton, Bones, P. J. Breedlove, Desha Bunton, Reece Butler, Henry Calvin, Oscar Clark, L. Coffee, C. C. Colman, Sarah Jane Cornwall, J. E. Carroll, E. B. Carruth, W. E. Collier, Catherine Crawley, W. F. Donald, F. P. Donnelley, F. W. Dudley, Samuel Dunn, J. T. Eckhols, C. F. Ellison, Carmel Flores, M. Gage, Juan Garza, Leon Garza, S. Glascock, Wm. Glover, Perfelio Gonzales, William J. Good, A. E. Green, Wm. Groos, J. B. Hammond, Joseph G. Hardy, Jos. W. Hardy, B. Hargis, Wm. Harrall, S. M. Heard, H. Hellman, C. W. Herald, Z. Hinton, W. O. Hutchinson, W. G. Ireland, W. B. Johnston, William M. Jordan, W. D. Keith, H. Kellman, W. W. Kelly, M. G. Keylich, G. W. Koon, Fergus Kyle, Jess Lawler, W. W. Lock, David Lynch, J. W. Manlove, Edward McCall, M. M. McCarver, John R. McWilliam, Delilah R. Martin, Thomas G. Martin, Daff Merritt, D. E. Moore, M. Ellen Moore, Easter Nance, Charity Newman, J. J. Nolan, Oscar Parke, W. W. Peavy, W. M. Perry, John Pharass, Alie Reasoner, Andrew R. Remich, Joel Rice, Mary E. Rice, R. S. Rowland, W. R. Simrock, William Skaggs, R. J. Sledge, E. B. Sloan, Mary Sloan, Sidney Smith, W. P. Smith, N. O. Sneed, Chas. W. Stewart, Thomas A. Storts, Jethro Thompson, Martha G. Tobin, A. J. Tomlin, H. C. Wallace, J. W. Wallace, Chas. Wetzel, Mayer Wetzel, E. Wesiam, Jason Wilson, Edwin C. Woodruff, Samuel M. Wright, A. Van Rosenberg, M. G. Vardell, Wm. Vaughan, Pedro Veracruz, Mary E. Vesey, D. A. Young, etc., etc.

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        A Glance at the Passion Play

      London: W H Harrison, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 168 pp. Penzer p 106. Becoming scarce. Burton traveled to Bavaria to see if there was any connection between the survival of "Christian Mystery" (the great religious drama in the highlands of Bavaria) and the living scenes at Ek-Islam and Meccah. Publisher's presentation copy in orig. red gilt cloth, slightly darkened at edges & spine. Endpaper cracked but hinges are firm. Rare in orig. cloth. Better than vg.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Als Eskimo unter den Eskimos.

      Wien/Pest/Lpz., Hartleben, 1881 - Erste Ausgabe. * J. Franklins Versuch von 1845, die Nordwestpassage zu finden, scheiterte und kostete das Leben aller 134 Teilnehmer der Expedition. H. W. Klutschak (1847-1890) begleitete als Zeichner u. Geometer die Expedition von F. Schwatkas, die Klarheit in das Schicksal der Verunglückten bringen wollte. Grundton des Werks ist Respekt für die Lebensart der Eskimos und Bewunderung für ihre Überlebenstechniken. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 587 23,4/16,1 cm. 8,247,1 S. Roter OLeinen mit reicher, Gold, Schwarz- und Blindprägung. Schwarzer Schnitt. Papier minimal vergilbt, Namenstempel auf Schmutztitel, sonst sehr schön. Eine Schilderung der Erlebnisse der Schwatka`schen Franklin-Aufsuchungs-Expedition in den Jahren 1878-80. Mit 3 (2 gefaltet und farbig) Karten, 12 Vollbildern und zahlreichen in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen nach den Skizzen des Verfassers. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Trumpet-Major: A Tale

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1881 - 1881. Cheap edition. 428 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with decorative gilt. Presumed first edition. The front and rear hinges are both heavily cracked, with exposed netting and slack binding. Cracking to the gutter. Good bright pages. Light foxing to the endpapers and to the text block. Foxing to a few of the pages throughout. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Lean to the spine. Lean to the spine. Spine sunned. Spine extremes scuffed and ripped. Bright gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice A Novel

      London: Richard Bentley & Son 1881. 332 pp. Bound in brown full calf. Five raised bands to spine with full gilt panels and leather title & author labels. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Bayntun's of Bath. Tissue-guarded frontis engraving. Gilt especially bright. A fresh and attractive volume in Fine condition. . Fine. Full Calf. New Edition. 1881. 8vo..

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        A monumental document in the history of Chinese Americans: President Garfield directs Secretary of State James G. Blaine to affix the U.S. Seal to his "ratification of a treaty relating to Chinese immigration into the U.S. signed at Peking"

      Washington, D.C.., May 9, 1881. 8" x 10"". "Rare Partly Printed Document Signed ""James A. Garfield"" as President, 1 page, 8"" x 10"". Washington, D.C., May 9, 1881. Mounting remnants at edge of docketed, otherwise blank integral leaf. Fine condition.To his Secretary of State James G. Blaine. In full, ""I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to cause the Seal of the United States to be affixed to the ratification of a treaty relating to Chinese immigration into the U.S. signed at Peking Nov, 17, 1880. dated this day, and signed by me; and for so doing this shall be his warrant.""Background of the ""Chinese Immigration "" TreatyState efforts to restrict immigration ended when the Supreme Court ruled that the regulation of immigration was a federal, not a state, concern. The federal government took some steps to restrict unfavorable immigration with the Page Act of 1875, forbidding the entry of prostitutes and felons. The Burlingame Treaty of 1868 between China and the United States explicitly recognized the right of free migration. The Fifteen Passenger Act of 1879, which required that ships carry no more than fifteen Chinese passengers to the United States at a time, was vetoed by President Rutherford Hayes on the grounds that it violated the treaty.To placate his critics, Hayes sent a commission led by [U.S. Minister] James Angell to China to negotiate a new treaty to on Chinese immigration. On November 17, 1880, the new treaty was signed at Peking … The treaty allowed for the regulation - but not the total exclusion - of Chinese immigration. Laborers who lived in the United States before the treaty was signed and all other Chinese were to be allowed to migrate freely, as before. The Angell Treaty also reaffirmed the 'most favored nation' status of Chinese residing in the United States, originally extended to Chinese in the Burlingame Treaty.Article II of the Treaty: ""Chinese subjects, whether proceeding to the United States as teachers, students, merchants or from curiosity, together with their body and household servants, and Chinese laborers who are now in the United States shall be allowed to go and come of their own free will and accord, and shall be accorded all the rights, privileges, immunities, and exemptions which are accorded to the citizens and subjects of the most favored nation.""President James A. Garfield and Secretary of State James G. BlaineFive days after Garfield signed this authorization to Secretary of State James G. Blaine, on May 14, 1881, lawyer Charles J. Guiteau waited outside the State Department to speak to Blaine. He believed his campaign speeches had contributed to Garfield's November 2 1880, victory and he felt he deserved a diplomatic post . He introduced himself to Blaine. According to ""American Series"" on PBS.org, Guiteau was ""bluntly told by Secretary of State James Blaine that he has 'no prospect whatever of receiving' the appointment. Blaine adds, 'Never bother me again about the Paris consulship so long as you live.' Four days later, an idea pops into Guiteau's mind as he lays in bed: 'If the President was out of the way every thing would go better.' By June 1, after praying and obsessing about this idea, Guiteau becomes convinced of 'the divinity of the inspiration' and decides that God is telling him to kill the president.""""The New York Times"" reported on July 3, 1881, “President Garfield and Secretary Blaine drove from the Executive Mansion about 9 o'clock yesterday morning , to the depot of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad where the President was to join others on a trip to New-York and New-England. As he was walking through the passenger rooms, arm in arm with Mr. Blaine, two pistol-shots were fired in quick succession from behind, and the President sank to the floor, bleeding profusely from two wounds. The assassin was instantly seized, and proved to be Charles. J. Guiteau, a half-crazed, pettifogging lawyer, who has been an unsuccessful applicant for office under the Government, and who has led a precarious existence in several of the large cities in the country…” "

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        Maikäfer auf Reisen. Peter und der Pavian. Text von S. und O(lga) von Adelung.

      Stuttgart, Weise, (ca. 1881). - 4°. Mit zahlr., farb. lithogr. Textillustrationen aus der Artist. Anstalt von Emil Hochdanz in Stuttgart. 30 nn. Bll. Farb. illustr. OHln. (Ecken u. Kanten etw. beschabt u. bestoßen, gering angestaubt). Vgl. Kosch I, 25 (dat. 1883). Nicht bei Wegehaupt, Schug, Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch, Sebass etc.- Sehr seltene einzige Ausgabe! Über den KVK kein einziges Exemplar der Originalausgabe in einer Bibliothek nachweisbar. Lediglich der Nachdruck aus dem Jahr 1998 ist in einigen Exemplaren aufgelistet. Einige der Illustrationen signiert und datiert "S. A. 81". Sophie von Adelung (geb. am 11. März 1850 in Stuttgart; gest. am 15. Juni 1927 ebenda), Schriftstellerin und Malerin russischer Herkunft, veröffentlichte auch unter dem Pseudonym S. Aden. Sie verfasste hauptsächlich Jugendschriften, die sie teilweise auch selbst illustrierte. Darin setzte sie sich zum Teil mit Russland auseinander; sie veröffentlichte auch Erzählungen, die sie aus dem Russischen übersetzt hatte.- Papier etw. gebräunt u. tls. etw. braunfleckig, eine Ecke angesetzt. Kinder-, Jugend- und Abenteuerliteratur [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat MEINDL & SULZMANN OG]
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        [Rossetti, Dante Gabriel- Stellar Pre-Raphaelite Association Copy: Inscribed by Rossetti to Edward Burne-Jones] Ballads and Sonnets

      London: Ellis and White, 1881. First edition. The ultimate Pre-Raphaelite Association, Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Edward Burne-Jones on a first edition of Rossetti's Ballads and Sonnets. Inscribed and signed by Rossetti on the half-title page, "E. Burne-Jones, from his old friend, D. G. Rossetti, 1881." Burne-Jones' Copy, with his bookplate affixed to the front pastedown:

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        LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time

      Hartford, Connecticut: Park Publishing, 1881. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/No jacket as issued. VERY GOOD+ ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION. Gilt embellished titling to spine and blind-stamped covers over brown cloth. All edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece with tissue. Well illustrated with an additional 17 black and white drawings. Binding is tight, clean and square. Straight spine; book stands straight. Cream pages remarkably clean and unmarred with no bookplate, annotations, foxing, or salient marks; no loose pages. Clean page block sides. Frederick Douglass' third and most complete autobiography is the only one to describe his life during and after the Civil War. Douglass provides more details about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, which previously would have put him and his family in danger. Douglass vividly recounts his early years, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy; his dramatic escapes to the North, recapture, and eventual freedom; and his influential role as a brilliant writer, dazzling orator, and prominent statesman in his crusade for civil rights for former slaves. 1881 stated. 1st edition, 1st printing. Frederick Douglass Papers Series 2, Vol 3, Book 1, p. 543. 8vo (moderate 8 in. x 5 in.); xxiii, 516 pp. Spine heel appears expertly repaired; front hinge appears expertly reinforced with Japanese tissue; light shelfwear. Gracefully penciled signatures dated 1881; tissue and title page with few points of adhesion; few small corner creases; rear endpapers with shadow. Well-preserved illustrated first edition autobiography by Frederick Douglass.

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        La Russie Chevaline et les Courses de Résistance.

      Milan. Dumolard Frères. 1881. Mit 5 ganzseitigen Abbildungen. 104 S. 4°. Neuerer Ln + Goldschnitt. Mit aufgezogenem Vorderdeckel des Originalumschlags. Tls. an den Rändern leicht angeschmutzt. Gutes, extrem seltenes Exemplar Behandelt werden die in Russland beheimateten Pferderassen und ihre Zucht. Angehängt sind Berichte und Zeitungskommentare über Salvis verschiedene Reisen zur Erprobung der Ausdauer der Pferde mit der Überschrift: Les Courses de Résistance. Die Tafeln zeigen die Pferde: Radamans, Neapolitano-Cora, Rivoli, Leda und Si. (Mennessier de la Lance, 482). Fotos per email auf Anfrage Wichtig: Vorne fliegender Vorsatz mit ganzseitiger schriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers an Prinz Ludwig Ferdinand von Bayern. dat. Madrid 1884. Mit dem Exlibris Erich Freiherr von Redwitz. Extrem selten ! Versand D: 6,50 EUR

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Down, Beckenham, Kent, 13. I. 1881. - 8vo. 2 pp. Bound before: Krause, Ernst. Erasmus Darwin. Translated from the German by W. S. Dallas. With a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin. Lodon, John Murray, 1879. 8vo. IV, 216 pp. With a portrait frontispiece and a fullpage illustration. Full calf with marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelle, leading edges gilt. With Darwin's dedication pasted to endpaper, Leslie Stephen's autogr. ownership and notes above and below. To the writer and critic Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), whose copy this book is, responding to Sir Leslie's reassurances after having been attacked by the novelist Samuel Butler (1835-1902): "My dear Leslie Stephen. Your note is one of the kindest which I have ever received, & your advice shall be strictly followed. It was very good of you, busy as you are, to take so much trouble for me; but your trouble will not be thrown away, in so far as when in the dead of the night the thought comes across me how I have been treated, I will resolutely try to banish the thoughts, & say to myself that so good a judge as Leslie Stephen thinks nothing of the false accusation. The Litchfields & some of my other children are intensely curious to read your judgment. Believe me / yours ever gratefully / Charles Darwin. / I have written on opposite page my name if you think fit to paste it into the Life of E.D.; but I much wish that you would name one or more of the books, written wholly by myself, which I could treat in the same manner for you." Indeed, the dedication "From Charles Darwin / with kindest regards / Jan. 13th 1881" has been cut out and mounted on the flyleaf, and underneath Sir Leslie has added by way of explanation: "The letter upon the next page refers to a silly attack made upon Darwin by Butler of 'Erewhon' etc. I had given Darwin the obvious advice to take no more notice of the creature, D. having already made a sufficient acknowledgement of a trifling error. For details see 'Academy' of the period. LS. - Darwin afterwards sent me the 'Origin of the Species' & the Voyage of the Beagle." - The physician Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), Charles's grandfather, espoused an early theory of evolution all his own, which he sketched, obliquely, in a question at the end of a long footnote to his popular poem "The Loves of the Plants" (1789). Samuel Butler rejected Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. In his 1879 book "Evolution, Old and New" he accused Darwin of having borrowed heavily from and distorted Buffon, Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, trying to reinstate these earlier thinkers and with them, the design argument. - Provenance: By descent to Leslie Stephen's daughter, the writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), who left it to her husband, the writer Leonard Woolf (1880-1969). Woolf had the book auctioned at Sotheby's a year before his death (sale of Feb. 29/20, 1968, lot 279); acquired by a northern Swedish collector, whose descendants returned it to the trade. Darwin Correspondence Project no. 13012 (regestum only). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REMINISCENCES OF GUNBOAT LIFE IN THE MISSISSIPPI SQUADRON

      Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: Printed for Private Circulation, 1881. 16mo. Modern half leatherette and paper boards, spine gilt. Tape repair on verso of titlepage, with no loss of text. First two and final three leaves lightly tanned. Very good. A rare memoir, printed for private circulation, of service in the U.S. Navy's Mississippi Squadron during the Civil War. Huling offers here, for friends and family, an account of the fourteen months spent on the steamer Huntress, also known as gunboat number 58 in the Mississippi Squadron, beginning in the summer of 1864. His vessel patrolled the Mississippi from Cairo, Illinois to Memphis, though at times they went as far south as Vicksburg. Huling provides a detailed account of the ship's activities, including engagements with Confederate ships, smugglers, and guerilla raids on the vessel while it was docked. There is also much about the Huntress' officers and crew, daily routine on board ship, and about the towns and cities along the river. Not in Nevins or Dornbusch, and no copies listed in recent auction records. OCLC locates only seven copies, including the Library of Congress copy (the only one listed in the NUC). Rare. HOWES H776. OCLC 12776761.

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        SION: RHONETHAL, SION. ÚDOLÍ RODANSKÉ U SEDUNU. DEN MITGLIEDERN DES KUNSTVEREINS FÜR BÖHMEN IN PRAG IM JAHR 1881. BERLIN/ PRAG, 1881.

      - Schöne Ansicht des Rhonetals, Sion in der Schweiz basierend auf einer Vorlage des bekannten Landschaftsmalers Johann Gottfried Steffan (1815-1905). Das Blatt ist eine Jahresgabe für die Mitglieder des Kunstvereins für Böhmen in Prag aus dem Jahr 1881. Die Legende ist zweisprachig deutsch und tschechisch (Rhonethal, Sion/ Údulí Rodanské u Sedunu)., Jahresgaben handelt es sich um limitierte Auflagenarbeiten internationaler Künstler, die exklusiv für Mitglieder des Kunstvereins angeboten wurden. Das hier vorliegende Motiv basiert auf einer Vorlage von Johann Gottfried Steffan (1815-1905), einem der bedeutendsten Landschaftsmaler des 19. Jahrhunderts. Steffan lebte und arbeitete ab 1833 in München. Er besuchte die dortige Akademie der bildenden Künste unter Peter von Cornelius. Unter dem Einfluss von Carl Rottmann wandte er sich der realistischen Landschaftsmalerei zu. Steffans Atelier wurde zum Mittelpunkt der Schweizer Künstler in München. In seinem Atelier arbeitete unter anderem Arnold Böcklin. Steffans Bilder, meist Gebirgsdarstellungen, sind idealisierte Landschaften der Münchner Schule. Auch der Fokus der vorliegenden Darstellung des Rhonetales liegt auf den Gebirgserhebungen, Sion (dt. Sitten), dem Hauptort des Kantons Wallis in der Schweiz an der Mündung der Sionne in die Rhone. Der Blick wird entlang des Flusslaufes in die Bildtiefe, vorbei an weidenden Zügen und einer das Tal überspannenden Brücke, in den Hintergrund geführt. Dort erheben sich zwei hoch aufragende Felsen, die sich im Osten und Nordosten über der Stadt erheben. Auf den Felsen thronen die Festungsruine Tourbillon und die Basilika von Valeria. Das Schloss Tourbillon wurde Ende des 13. Jahrhunderts von Bischof Bonifatius Challant erbaut und 1788, einem Stadtbrand zerstört.

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        A rare signature of James Garfield, signed as President, in an autograph album together with Vice President Chester Arthur, his entire cabinet, and over 100 members of the House and Senate

      [Washington, DC], May 6, 1881. 8vo.. "His signature ""James Garfield, May 6, 1881,"" as President on the first leaf of an 8vo autograph album, together with over 100 additional signatures, including all the members of Garfield's cabinet, as well as over 100 member of Congress. Expertly rebound in brown leather preserving original gilt leather title, pages bear some mild soiling at margins but are otherwise quite clean, overall fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase bound in red cloth. The album also features the signatures of Garfield's entire cabinet, including Secretary of State, James G. Blaine Secretary of the Treasury William Windom, Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of the Navy, William H. Hunt, Postmaster General Thomas L. James, Secretary of the Interior Samuel J. Kirkwood, and Attorney General, Wayne MacVeagh, all of whom sign on their own separate page. The album also includes Garfield's Vice President (and future President) Chester A. Arthur. In addition, the album includes the signatures of over 100 Senators and Congressmen, including several veterans of the Civil War such as Ambrose Burnside and William Rosecrans. Also of interest is former Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens, who adds a lengthy inscription for the owner: ""Among many good Mottos few are better than this line by Pope: 'Honor and Shame from no condition rise; Act wel l you part[:] there all the honor lies' Alexander H. Stephens M C of Ga National Hotel Washington DC 22d May 1881"""

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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 quater-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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        Nilbilder auf seiner Reise durch Egypten nach der Natur aufgenommen. 4 Lieferungen in 4 Mappen. 24 Aquarell-Facsimiles aus der Artistischen Anstalt von Gustav W. Seitz. Erläuternder Text von Dr. A. E. Brehm und Prof. J. Dümichen.

      Wansbeck: Seitz 1881 - 24 farb. Chromolith. auf Karton montiert jeweils mit rundem Blindstempel und mont. Titelschild unten rechts. Unterschiedl. Bildformate von 40x29 cm bis 30x18 cm. Papierformat quer: 46x60 cm. Zu jeder Tafel 1 Bl. m. erläuterndem Text. 1 Bl. Vorwort, 1 Bl. ‘‘Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit dem Kronprinzen von Preussen Friedrich Wilhelm in tiefster Ehrfurcht unterthänigst gewidmet von Gustav Seitz‘‘. - Die Lithographien liegen hier in einer außergewöhnlichen und sehr seltenen Größe vor. -- Mappen etw. fleckig u. mit kl. Randläsuren, 2 Mappen fachmännisch restauriert, Trägerkartons meist an den Rändern, Lithogr. vereinzelt etw. fleckig, 1 Litho mit min. Fehlstelle. In der Mappe 1: Widmungsblatt, Vorwort und Textbll. m. kl. Randläsuren und etw. geknickt. -- Die Tafeln zeigen: 1. Lieferung: Die Pyramiden von Giseh. Ansicht der Insel Philae. Der Isistempel auf Philae. Die Memnonen. Bazar in Girgeh. Nilufer bei Beni-Sueff. Ruinen des Tempels von Karnak (östl. Theben). Barbirladen in Achmim. Grabmal des Schech Ababde in Minieh. Nubisches Kind. ; 2. Lieferung: Kaffeehaus in Kairo. Nilufer bei Achmim. Assuan. Geldwechsler in Esneh. Die Tempel von Luqsor. Die Chalifengräber von Cairo. ; 3. Lieferung: Bandweber in Esne. Mirjam, Enkelin des Custoden von Philae. Strassenleben in Cairo. Inneres einer Grabkammer in El-Kab. ; 4. Lieferung: Die Tempelruinen von Kum-Ombo. Die löwenköpfigen Statuen der ägyptischen Artemis zu Karnak (östl. Theben). Tempelhof von Medinet-Habu (westl. Theben). Kairo vom Norden aus gesehen. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 Blätter und Tafeln lose in Orig. Kart.-Mappen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History of the Squirrel in Great Britain. Author's inscription

      Edinburgh Printed by M'Farlane & Erskine 1881. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Some neat pencil annotations to text and occasional notes in ink. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down [First Edition] Black hardback cloth cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 109pp. Frontispiece fold out map, and line drawing vignette. From Proceedings of Royal Physical Society, Edinburgh, Vol. V. 1880 and Vol. VI. 1881. Author's inscription reads 'J. E Harting Esq.. With the author's kind regards.' The recipient has written on verso of fep ' See my review of this book in 'The 'Zoologist' for Sept. 1881. p387.' Heraldic book-plate of James Edmund Harting.

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        Cram's Railroad and Township Map of Arizona

      1881 - (ARIZONA) CRAM, George F. Cram’s Rail Road and Township Map of Arizona. Chicago: George F. Cram, 1881. 16mo, original printed stiff card boards, pp. 5; folding lithographic map measures approximately 18 by 21 inches. $3800.An exceptionally fine hand-colored map of Arizona.Founded in 1869, the firm of George F. Cram was well known for their railway maps and atlases. This map is from the “Rail Road and Township Pocket Maps” series. Includes county and city population information. One small closed tear at fold. Original booklet fine. Scarce in this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins.

       Sbg./Wien/Innsbruck., Vlg. d. Deutschen u. Oesterr. Alpenvereins 1881ff. Red. v. Th. Trautwein. Bd. 12 (1881) - Bd. 34 (1903), Bd. 39 (1908) - Bd. 44 (1913). Zus. 28 Bde. 8° (ab 1895 in-4°). Mit zahlr. Illustr., meist gefalt. Karten u. Panoramen HLn. d. Zt. (1881-83) u. OLn.-Bde. Bis 1894 mit prächtiger Gold- u. Silberpräg. Zustand überwiegend sehr gut.Von 1881-1903 durchgehende Folge. Es fehlen in: Bd. 15 (1884) Übersichtskarte d. Tennengebirges, Kalkkögel, Kartenskizze Brentagruppe, Panorama v. Habicht in Stubai; - Bde. 16-18 (1885-87) jeweils \"Karte d. Berchtesgadener Alpen\"; - Bd. 21 (1890) Specialkarte Großglockner; - Bd. 22 (1891) Übersichtskarte Ostalpen u. Specialkarte Ortlergruppe; - Bd. 23 (1892) Karte d. Sonnenblickgebietes; - Bd. 24 (1893) Karte d. Oetztahler u. Stubaiergruppe; - Bde. 26-28 (1895-97) jeweils Karte v. Oetzthal u. Stubai; - Bd. 31 (1900) Übersichtskarte Ostalpen westl. Bl.; - Bd. 32 (1901) Übersichtskarte d. Ostalpen östl. Bl. - Bd. 33 (1902) Touristenwanderkarte Dolomiten, Bl. 2; - Bd. 39 (1908) Karte d. Brentagruppe. - Zahlreiche Einzelbände sind lagernd und können auf Wunsch angeboten werden. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Alpinismus, Zeitschriften, Reiseführer

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        Feuille des jeunes naturalistes.

      Paris, 1881/1897. A. XII/XXVII, n. 133/324, sette volumi, Ogni volume di c.a 250 pag. con tav. anche a col. Rilegato, come il precedente lotto, in sei vol. 8vo m.tela coeva verde, un p? stinta.

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

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

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

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Cloth. Very Good +. Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. An unusually bright, clean copy of the 1881 1st edition, 1st issue (BAL 7100), with "presumptive" on pg. 9 and no mention of this title on pg. 233. Tight, well-preserved and VG+ to Near Fine in its chocolate-brown cloth, with crisp gilt-design and lettering along the front panel and spine. 12mo, 231 pgs. plus publisher's ads. Nicely illustrated thruout by Frederick Church and James Moser.

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        Repertorio Generale Annuale del Foro Italiano

      1881-2003, Roma 1881 - - La rivista fu fondata nel 1876. Negli anni 1944 e 1945 la rivista non venne pubblicata. n.d. p. annate dal 1881 al 1911 dal 1913 al 1917 dal 1920 al 1946 dal 1949 al 1952 dal 1956 al 1959 dal 1961 al 2003 per un totale di 114 annate in-4

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        Handbuch für die Provinz Schlesien

       53. Aufl. Korn, Breslau, 1881. CIII/468/181/312/16 S., original Leinen. (StaV. u. Titel/NaT./Vorsatz u. Titel etwas randfl./leicht bst. u. berieben.) Erste Abteilung: Instanzen-Nachweis der Staats-, Provinzial- und Kommunal-Behörden, der Geistlichkeit, Medicinal-Personen, Unterrichts- und Bildungsanstalten, des größeren ländlichen Grundbesitzes, der öffentlichen Institute und Vereine/Zweite Abteilung: Gerwerbliches Adreß-Buch. Verzeichnis der Handelskammern, Aktiengesellschaften, Handelsfirmen, Berg- und Hüttenwerke, Fabriken und Gasthöfe/Dritte Abteilung: Schlesisches Ortschafts-Verzeichnis. Uebersicht sämtlicher Städte, Flecken, Dörfer und sonstiger Ortschaften in alphabetischer Ordnung Versand D: 5,90 EUR Ostgebiete

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        The Resources and Attractions of Idaho Territory. Facts Regarding Climate, Soil, Minerals, Agricultural and Grazing Lands, Forests, Scenery, Game and Fish, and Reliable Information on Other Topics Applicable to the Wants of the Homeseeker, Capitalist and Tourist

      Boise City, Idaho: Idaho Legislature, 1881 8vo. Brown cloth tape spine and stiff 19th century marbled paper. 88pp, (2pp ads). Frontispiece foldout map, illustrations, tables. Very good. Title page and last advertisement leaf a tad edgeworn. A tight, clean, nice first edition of this slim guide in quaint homemade wrappers. A propaganda guide to lure adventurers and investors, published by "Special Act of the 11th Session" of the legislature. Very scarce. NEW HOWES S 1063. RAMPAGING HERD 2183.

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        BAIREI HYAKUCHO GAFU: together with BAIREI HYAKUCHO GAFU & ZOKU HEN: BAIREI'S AL

      [Tokyo 1881-84, Okura]. Stitched stiff wrs., 6 vols., very. good, double folded leaves, woodblock printed on handmade. paper, with about 200 color woodblock illustrations, indigo. blue Chitsu folding case complete, ca. 16.5 x 25 cm. R A R E. A MARVELOUS WOODBLOCK PRINTED JAPANESE BIRDS & FLOWER SET This title was issued as a 6 volume set when complete; ie the First Series is composed of volumes 1-3, published in 1881. The Supplement series volumes 1-3, published in 1884. The volumes are NOT counted in the usual Western way such as volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, but in the Japanese way, which is 3 volumes of the First Series + 3 Supplemental volumes with the "Zoku Hen" or supplement character on the title slips, being the major difference of the title slips on the Supplemental series. The book is difficult to find in its complete 6 volume form. * They are all uniformly bound with identical covers and red/ pink title slips. The contents follow a similar technique and color scheme, all using Sumi black, white, gray, and an orange-ish hue. All of the prints occupy two pages, and has a single cinnabar Hanko or "chop" seal with the artist's name stamped on them. * Each composition was executed with the utmost care and skill using birds, flowers, branches, trees, rocks and water as a background. Placing the birds and flowers in a natural setting, was one of Bairei's great contributions to art of this period. To Bairei, showing birds and flowers in natural settings was the highest form of praise for the beauty of nature. * This present work is an animated look at birds in all modes of flight, movement, and at rest. Incorporated into this are lovely plants and flowering trees and fruits where the birds are seen in a natural setting. A great study resource for natural bird-life in Japan, with proper names in Japanese noted in the drawing of most examples for identification purposes. An exceptional and nicely color-illustrated early set. **** REFERENCES: . Edward F. Strange stated in 1897 about this title: "...these designs are perhaps the best illustrations of bird life ever cut on wood. Each is printed from six or seven [wood] blocks ..." * C.H. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A Bibliography, p.216. Here Mitchell gives us an exact collation and reading of the seals, dates and proofed names et al. * H. Bartlett & H. Shohara: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING p.529, exhibit 95, figure 87, which shows Heron and Sacred Lotus. * British Museum 1904, 16115.b.3, 2 vols. * Happer [I], 686 Ref. * L. Brown, p.199 * Strange 1897, pp.104-105. * L . Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.8, a summary "Kono Bairei [1844-95], was a Japanese-style painter who lived in Kyoto. He was the first pupil of the Maruyama painter, Nakajima Raisho, later to become a Shijo artist under Shiokawa Bunrin and later a follower of the Nanga school. His style is full of strong brush strokes, traditional charm and sensitivity. He was especially adept at drawing and illustrating birds and flowers in the Kacho style..." *** Color scans can be sent by email. 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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        Wien, Hugo Heller o.J. (1921). 4°. Dplbl., mit 15 (5 farb.) signierten Orig.- Radierungen von Luigi Kasimir (7) und Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes (8), unter OPasspartout montiert lose in OHprgt.-Flügelmappe.

      - Eins v. 100 Exemplaren auf handgeschöpften Büttenpapier (Gesamt 175 Ex.).- Der Graphiker Kasimir, der 1881 als Sohn des Malers Alois Kasimir geboren wurde und seit 1911 mit der bis dahin wenig bekannten Künstlerin Tanna Hoernes verheiratet war, gilt heute als bedeutender Schöpfer von Stadtveduten des 20. Jahrhunderts.- Die Ansichten zeigen u.a. Residenzplatz, Bürgerspital, Ritzerbogen, Kapuzinerstiege, Hohensalzburg, Nonnbergstiege, Petersfriedhof, Goldgasse, Steintor.- Mappe leicht berieben u. fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE By LEWIS CARROLL 1881

      MACMILLAN & CO., NY 1881 - TITLE: ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND By LEWIS CARROLL 1881 and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE AUTHOR: LEWIS CARROLL PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: MACMILLAN & CO., LONDON and NY (found in THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE 1881 FIFTIETH THOUSAND) EDITION: Reprint Edition with 'NEW EDITION' on the title page ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Children, Rare, Classic BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: RED SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 192, 224 plus ad pages. CONDITION: The outside of book is in rough condition; there is some staining to the back board (see photo); the spine has some cracking, fraying, discolor, and chips; the edges have rubs. The back brown endpaper is missing. There is an old style name written in ink on the second front free endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. Fair+ (for age)/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: WITH FORTY-TWO ILLUSTRATIONS By JOHN TENNIEL. NEW EDITION. With gilt edges. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE (both in this volume)! Can't seem to find any other 1881 copies of the two bound together by Macmillan in London and New York!!!! THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE has with Fifty Illustrations by JOHN TENNIEL and Fiftieth Thousand (London & New York Macmillan 1881) COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 008819 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GOD AND THE MAN A ROMANCE

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. Publisher's smooth cocoa-brown cloth, lettered in gilt with decorations in black. Frontispieces and plates. Slight hand-soiling to cloth, minor rubbing to spine ends, slightly cocked, front inner hinge of third volume invisibly tightened; a very good set. First edition of what many regard as the Scottish poet/novelist's most durable work of fiction, "a study in the futile psychology of hatred with a terrific action climax in the polar wastelands" - The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. This is the work Buchanan dedicated "To An Old Enemy" (i.e. Rossetti) in contrition for the controversy he ignited with his attack on THE FLESHLY SCHOOL OF POETRY (1872). This copy bears Buchanan's presentation inscription in the first volume: "To the Rev. John Page Hopps, [/] from his fellow Pilgrim, [/] Robert Buchanan [/] 'Strangers & Pilgrims in the Earth' [/] Heb. XI.13. Nov. 6. 1881." The recipient was the ultra-liberal Unitarian minister, who was at the time serving in Leicester. The presentation inscription in Wolff's set is also dated on 6 November, and like this set, his is in this decorated brown cloth, rather than the blue cloth that Sadleir posited might be the primary binding. Wolff offers evidence suggesting the more likely possibility that copies in this binding are primary. Like many of Buchanan's triple- deckers, a scarce book. While NCBEL and the bibliography associated with Robertbuchannan.co.uk identify which of his novels were published in 3-volume format, they overlook that fact in the case of this title. OCLC/Worldcat locates 13 sets. NCBEL III:616. WOLFF 896. SADLEIR 382. OCLC: 5226241.

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        Science and Health

      1881 - Lynn: Dr Asa G Eddy, 1881 [1875] Two 8vo volumes, frontispiece, 270, 214 p. with one page ads bound in at rear of Vol II. Publisher's original dark blue cloth ruled in blind and with spine stamped in gilt. The Third edition of this landmark work, in which Eddy (1821-1910) argued that disease was just as much a mental phenomenon as it was physical, and in which she emphasized the importance of positive thinking, a concept which did not gain wide acceptance until the mid 20th century. Although some of her teachings were controversial, Eddy's work was far ahead of its time and remains one of the more important books written by an American in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The first edition was published in an edition of just 1000 copies by the Christian Scientist Publishing Company. The third edition is greatly expanded, and contains a chapter on Demonology in which Eddy rejects mesmerism, even though many of the ideas contained in her work derived from the teachings of her friend and well known mesmerist Phineas Quimby. "This first edition of Science and Health which was to be revised repeatedly throughout her lifetime, is the basic handbook of the faith" (Heirs of Hippocrates). "In spite of the mechanical faults of her book and the controversial nature of many of her teachings, Mary Baker Eddy was far ahead of her time in the emphasis she placed upon positive thinking, a force which modern psychology was belated in recognizing" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Grolier 100 American. A VG set. Light fraying to cloth at spine tips of both volumes, though heavier to top of spine of Vol I; light mottling to spine cloth of both volumes, short horizontal split to cloth at heel of Vol I, pitting along bottom board edges with cloth worn through in places; moderate crimping and chafing to outer margins of first ten or so pages of Vol II including title, neat pencil notes to fpep of each volume, but a sound, clean set of a scarce edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statutes in Force in the Colony of Queensland. Edited by Frederick...

      1881. The First Compilation of Queensland Statutes [Australia]. Cooper, Frederick Augustus, Editor. Statutes in Force in the Colony of Queensland. Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1881. Four volumes. Quarto (10-1/2" x 11"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spine, endpapers renewed, internally clean. Ex-library. Small stamps to title pages. * Only edition. With a chronological table of acts. Volume IV is an index. "The object in view has been simply the compilation and revision of the existing Statute Law of the Colony of Queensland in such a manner as to facilitate the search of all whose avocations render reference to it necessary, and not in any way to furnish the profession with the very large number of Imperial Acts applicable or apparently applicable to this colony.": Preface. OCLC locates 6 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 6:77.

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        Lapidario del rey D. Alfonso X. Códice original.

      1881. . 1881 - Imp. de la Iberia, á cargo de J. Blasco. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . XX + 5 H + bl. + 118 folios + 14 H + 76 pp. . Pergamino. Bibliografía / Bibliofilia (Facsímil), Literatura Hispánica (Medievales y Primitivos), Siglo XIX . "El Lapidario" es un tratado médico y mágico acerca de las propiedades de las piedras en relación con la astronomía redactado hacia 1250 que se conserva en la Biblioteca del Escorial. El códice está iluminado por unas cincuenta miniaturas de animales del zodíaco. El presente ejemplar es una edición facsímil con la reproducción del códice original en fotocromolitografía. Prologos de José Fernández Montaña e informe de la Real Academia de la Historia. Ofrece también una transcripción del texto sobre los signos del zodíaco. Ejemplar encuadernado en plen a piel con dorados en lomera y bordes. Se guarda en una caja. Lomera ligerísimamente desgastada, buen estado generak. .

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        Mother Goose, or the Nursery Rhymes

      London: George Routledge and Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [1881]. First Edition. Cloth. Lattice patterned decorated cloth backed with pink cloth, olive clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 48, illustrated throughout in color. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Boards mottled and soiled, internally clean and bright; jacket has chips out at the corners and spine head, and a larger chunk out of the spine tail; First edition, second issue, the "Lattice" edition, arguably Greenaway's most popular book, in the scarce jacket .

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        Watercolour of Egyptian Columns being built, with workers in the foreground. Signed lower right

      1 vols. 6 1/2 x 9 inches. Framed and glazed. 1 vols. 6 1/2 x 9 inches. A fine composition by this highly accomplished Italian painter born in Naples April 16, 1881.

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        The Steam House: Tigers and Traitors

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1881 - 246+[8 ad] pages with frontispiece, 46 illustrations and fold out map. Octavo (7 ½¿ x 5 ¾¿) bound in original publisher¿s gilt and black stamped brown cloth spine in pictorial black and gilt cover beveled edges. Translated from the French by Agnes D Kingston. Illustrated by Leon Bennett. (Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A48. Taves and Michaluk V021) First American illustrated edition. First published in the US by George Munro in the Seaside Library Series. The Steam House (French: La maison à vapeur) is an 1880 Jules Verne novel recounting the travels of a group of British colonists in the Raj in a wheeled house pulled by a steam-powered mechanical elephant. Verne uses the mechanical house as a plot device to have the reader travel in nineteenth century India. The descriptions are interspersed with historical information and social commentary. The book takes place in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against British rule, with the passions and traumas aroused still very much alive among Indians and British alike. An alternate title by which the book was known - "The End of Nana Sahib" - refers to the appearance in the book of the historical figure¿Rebel leader Nana Sahib¿who disappeared after the crushing of the rebellion, his ultimate fate unknown. Verne offers a fictional explanation to his disappearance. The first part was The Steam House was titled The Demon of Cawnpore. Condition: small unobtrusive bookseller¿s label to front gutter paste down else a better than very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abbildungen von Mustereinbänden aus der Blüthezeit der Buchbinderkunst. In Lichtdruck ausgeführt von A.Naumann & Schroeder in Leipzig.

      - Leipzig, Adolf Titze (1881). Folio (39,8 : 31 cm). 13 S. Text u. Inhalt und 40 Tafeln. Neuer HPergamentband mit RTitel in Gold. Mejer 596 (mit falscher Verlagsangabe). - Die Tafeln enthalten Abbildungen von hervorragenden deutschen, venetianischen und persischen Einbänden, meist aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, darunter ein Grolier-Einband. - Titel u. die ersten 2 Bl. etwas stockfl., sonst schönes Exemplar der seltenen Publikation.

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        KYOSAI RAKUGA: KYOSAI'S DRAWINGS FOR PLEASURE.

      [Tokyo 1881, Takeda]. Red silk spine, stiff wrs., 2 vols set. title labels, very good, [36] double folded pages [18 per. volume], 33 double page color woodblock prints, 14 x 21.5 cm. very good, center gutter tight on some illustrations.R A R E. Else a very good copy of an exceptionally RARE work. The contents consists of various subjects from nature i.e.: fish, birds, geese, monkeys, turtles, foxes, mice, rabbits, bats, crayfish, fish, crabs, lobsters, insects, flowers, bamboo, landscapes, scholar's rocks, persimmon, fruits, snake, mole &c. * This is one of Kyosai's more obscure works & perhaps one of his last books. Kyosai has been widely collected and appreciated in Japan, his works are quite scarce. * A charming and most delicate work, done in pastel-colors, woodblock printed on hand made thin tissue type paper. In volume 2, some center gutters are a bit stuck together, but this was common for books of this format, in an effort to keep them together, otherwise a solid & nice copy. The work was roughly color printed, each painting covers two pages with a center fold, and is signed in the block by the aritst. It is in remarkably very good condition given the fact that it was printed on such fine and thin paper. One or two small tears or defects, else clean, good registry an unsoiled, by and large a good example. Contained in a new blue cloth folding Chitsu case. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.100. * BUCKLAND, Rosina. et al. A JAPANESE MENAGERIE: Animal Pictures of Kawanabe Kyosai. * Josiah Conder: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES, Tokyo 1911. * T. Clark: DEMON OF PAINTING: The Art of Kawanabe Kyosai, Londdon [1993], British Museum: illustrated on p.144, plate #97. * H. Kerlen: CATALGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS...p.198, items #477 & 448. * J. Meech-Pekarik: THE WORLD OF THE MEIJI PRINT * L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.93. * * Riccar Art Museum's: EXHIBITION OF KAWANABE KYOSAI'S PRINTS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM FUKTOMI TARO COLLECTION: p.36-38, illustrating 4 pages from this work, 2 are in full color. * Color scans can be sent by by email. 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The History of the State of Georgia from 1850 to 1881 [INSCRIBED] Embracing the Three Important Epochs: The Decade Before the War of 1861-5; The War ; The Period of Reconstruction, with Portaits of the Leading Public Men of the Era

      Includes letter concerning the book from the author to a friendNew York: Brown and Derby, 1881HardcoverEmail baileybooksinfo@gmail.com for a technical description and photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        BAIREI HYAKUCHO GAFU: together with BAIREI HYAKUCHO GAFU & ZOKU HEN: BAIREI'S AL

      [Tokyo 1881-84, Okura]. Stitched stiff wrs., 6 vols., very. good, double folded leaves, woodblock printed on handmade. paper, with about 200 color woodblock illustrations, usual. minor rubbing, else clean, complete, ca. 16.5 x 24 cm. RARE. A MARVELOUS WOODBLOCK PRINTED JAPANESE BIRDS & FLOWER SET This title was issued as a 6 volume set when complete; ie the First Series is composed of volumes 1-3, published in 1881. The Supplement series volumes 1-3, published in 1884. The volumes are NOT counted in the usual Western way such as volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, but in the Japanese way, which is 3 volumes of the First Series + 3 Supplemental volumes with the "Zoku Hen" or supplement character on the title slips, being the major difference of the title slips on the Supplemental series. The book is difficult to find in its complete 6 volume form. * They are all uniformly bound with identical covers and red/ pink title slips. The contents follow a similar technique and color scheme, all using Sumi black, white, gray, and an orange-ish hue. All of the prints occupy two pages, and has a single cinnabar Hanko or "chop" seal with the artist's name stamped on them. * Each composition was executed with the utmost care and skill using birds, flowers, branches, trees, rocks and water as a background. Placing the birds and flowers in a natural setting, was one of Bairei's great contributions to art of this period. To Bairei, showing birds and flowers in natural settings was the highest form of praise for the beauty of nature. * This present work is an animated look at birds in all modes of flight, movement, and at rest. Incorporated into this are lovely plants and flowering trees and fruits where the birds are seen in a natural setting. A great study resource for natural bird-life in Japan, with proper names in Japanese noted in the drawing of most examples for identification purposes. An exceptional and nicely color-illustrated early set. **** REFERENCES: . Edward F. Strange stated in 1897 about this title: "...these designs are perhaps the best illustrations of bird life ever cut on wood. Each is printed from six or seven [wood] blocks ..." * C.H. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: A Bibliography, p.216. Here Mitchell gives us an exact collation and reading of the seals, dates and proofed names et al. * H. Bartlett & H. Shohara: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING p.529, exhibit 95, figure 87, which shows Heron and Sacred Lotus. * British Museum 1904, 16115.b.3, 2 vols. * Happer [I], 686 Ref. * L. Brown, p.199 * Strange 1897, pp.104-105. * L . Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.8, a summary "Kono Bairei [1844-95], was a Japanese-style painter who lived in Kyoto. He was the first pupil of the Maruyama painter, Nakajima Raisho, later to become a Shijo artist under Shiokawa Bunrin and later a follower of the Nanga school. His style is full of strong brush strokes, traditional charm and sensitivity. He was especially adept at drawing and illustrating birds and flowers in the Kacho style..." *** Color scans can be sent by email. 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Washington Square. Illustrated by George du Maurier.

      New York, Harper 1881., 1881. FIRST EDITION. Foolscap octavo, pp.266; 6, adverts. Publisher's original pictorial green cloth stamped in dark brown and gilt, coated brown endpapers. A tight copy with sound paper joints; some pencil notes to flyleaf. Cloth is bright and would be fine but for a vertical crease to upper cover. Nonetheless an attractive copy of an elusive first edition. Henry James classic short novel is a deceptively simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. BAL [10551], Edel and Laurence [A15a]

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        Leçons sur les conditions pathogéniques de l'albuminurie. Recueillies par E. Brissaud

      1881 - (4), 51 pp. Paris, E. Delahaye, aux bureaux du progrès médical, 1881, in-8, (4), 51 pp, demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Édition originale très rare de l'une des Leçons de Charcot, recueillies par son élève Édouard Brissaud. Charcot étudie dans ces leçons les troubles fonctionnels des diverses maladies rénales et en particulier l'albuminerie. Ce texte ne sera repris que dans les Oeuvres complètes en 1891 (vol.6). Manque à Morton et aux principales bibliographies médicales. Ex-dono manuscrit signé de Charcot à l'encre noire au faux-titre, "au laboratoire de la Salpêtrière, Charcot." Quelques rousseurs, découpe de papier en tête du titre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JAPANESE EPISODES.

      Boston 1881, Osgood. Brown decorated cloth, 247p., very good. copy, minor corner & spine wear, contents very good. 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 be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Rafael's Madonnen und Heilige Familien -

      Verlag von Adolf Gutbier 1881 -, Dresden - 1 volume. Grand in-4 Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin bleu. Dos à nerfs richement orné de caissons dorés. Triple filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée STROOBANTS. Intérieur parfait. Avec des belles gravures hors texte. Nerfs légèrement frottés. Bel exemplaire. Mit einer einleitung von Wilhelm Lubke. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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