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      New York, 1882. Expertly repaired, backed on linen, on contemporary rollers, trimmed in modern blue cloth. Minute creasing. Overall very good. An attractive map of New York State, featuring seven insets: a population table, a map of Manhattan, a map of Long Island, a list of principal cities and towns, a breakdown of congressional districts, a map of upper Manhattan and the Bronx, and a map of the United States. All of Lake Ontario is shown, as is the state's northwestern Canadian boundary. A nice view of the state as a whole, with particular focus on its most important regions. Scarce. Not on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      William R. Cross, Photographer, n.d. (circa 1882-1887)., n.d. (circa 1882-1887). 6.5" x 4.5" cabinet card image of "Gall, Leader at the Custer Massacre. The Great Orator of the Sioux Nation." A rare image of this important Dakota warrior, leader, and chief. Along with Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, Gall resisted efforts by the U.S. Government to annex the Black Hills. Gall, enraged by the slaughter of his family, led the charge across Medicine Tail Ford to attack Custer's main forces on the other side of the Little Bighorn River. Afterwards Gall accompanied Sitting Bull, escaping to Canada where Gall remained until November, 1880. Gall was first photographed by D.F. Barry at Ft. Buford in northwestern Dakota Territory in 1881. Later known images by D.F. Barry and others date to 1888 and 1894. These later images show a somewhat heavier Gall with a distinctive scar appearing on his chin. The photograph offered here is clean and clear and the scar on his chin appears to be fresh and unhealed, unlike the published later images. The photographer, William R. Cross had a studio in Hot Springs, S.D. and Niobrara, Nebraska, and is known to have done "field-work at the Dakota Reserves." Gall lived on the Standing Rock Reservation from 1881 until his death in December, 1894. The back of this cabinet card is printed: "Photographic Artist. Cross. South of Post-Office, Hot Springs, S.D. Views and Portraits." A fine, exceptional, and rare image of this important Hunkpapa Dakota warrior and chief.

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      New York, 1882. Bound into original tall brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt, rebacked by white paper. Splits on folds neatly repaired. Very good. With a large inset of "Brooklyn, New York, Jersey City, Hoboken, etc." This is probably the largest commercially published map of Long Island to date, which indicates the increasing population and importance of Long Island. Development in the eighteen years since the publication of the 1865 map has been dramatic. Explosive growth can be seen throughout Queens, especially in Jamaica and Garden City. Railroads now crisscross the island, with the Brooklyn & Montauk Railroad extending along its southern coast as far as Sag Harbor. The map was evidently first introduced in 1873. Rumsey (167) lists a 1888 edition. Not in Phillips.

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        Manuscript - Unpublished Lecture Notes on "Ancient Modes of Travelling"

      England, 1882. The writer presents himself as a namesake of John Taylor (1578-1653), known famously as the Water Poet, and is therefore presumably a descendant. He may possibly be John Taylor of Plymouth, horse currier [a person who curries horses - to curry-comb and prepare a horse]. The National Archives, Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, holds a mortgage (1867) and assignment papers (1870-1887) relating to this John Taylor, currier. An accompanying photographic postcard names a Mr. Sydney Taylor who was evidently affiliated the Plymouth Photographic Society and whom is most likely a relation, which may also lead to details about the author's lineage. Excerpts from the manuscript: "My object is to trace the progress of locomotion, to contrast the old times with the present, to mark the marvellous changes that have taken place, to note the conquests over difficulties..." " is also induced with strong feelings of curiosity, and desires for investigation, and to this there seems to be no limit - he will pry into every corner of the world - he climbs the mountains and peeps into the mouths of the volcanoes - he burrows into the earth and searches for treasure there - he traverses the surface, across its oceans, or dives into the deep - no place seems too remote for his perseverance over the material - of mind over matter. " "To assist him in his travels many of the animals have been utilized - the ass, the horse, and the camel were in very early days... representations on the Egyptian and Assyrian monuments... Sledges were used for transporting the dead..." "... When the horse was first reduced to submission and servitude we cannot tell... but it is believed that horses were first used to draw the luxurious or triumphal chariot or war-car... " "...Yoked in couples to the war-chariots, they formed the strength of the Egyptian Army... Egypt possessed a very valuable race of horses - specimens of which still linger in the Valley of the Upper Nile." "... It is worthy to notice that the Jews were forbidden to raise large companies of Horse like other nations, or to go down to Egypt to purchase them, less they should make improper treaties with the heathen, and put their trust in their horses & chariots rather than trusting in Jehovah." "... as a beast of burden the camel is most remarkable and the wisdom of the creator is most strikingly displayed in its adaptation to the Eastern World... his legs & thighs are stripped of every muscle, not essential to their movement... his foot is cushioned with a spongy pad, specially suited to a dry sandy surface... stomach is provided with water-cells... the hunch upon his back is really a storehouse from which the body is nourished when food is otherwise not obtainable..." "... When Jacob fled across the Wilds of Mesopotamia we read, 'He rose up, and set his sons and wives upon camels', in like manner do the Arab migrate in the present day. There is one species of the camel, called Dromedary, which is distinguished for its fleetness and which is generally used for conveying intelligence... said to travel up to 100 miles in 24 hours... When your 'ship of the desert' has been called he begins to move, he carries the two legs on either side alternately... a continuous succession of jerks... a sensation akin to sea sickness..." "... a description of Eastern modes of travelling holds good for ancient or modern times... travel in the morning and evening, and rest in the heat of the day... There are no inns or hotels... Caravanserai - these are generally walled enclosures, with a well in the centre, a large hall in the middles of each side... with sleeping accommodation right & left. Each traveller carrying his own necessaries, a carpet or mattress... coffee pot..." "... The Southern tribes of the Ancient Britons, had at the time of the invasion, made some advances in artificial locomotion, for they fought on horseback, and in chariots or carts...manages with much skill. " "In 1285 during the reign of Edward 1st an Act was passed 'to clear the ground on the sides of all main roads for the width of 400 feet' that travellers may not be surprised by robbers, who concealed themselves in the tangled woods..." "During the reign of Mary & Elizabeth however no less than 25 Acts were passed... described places such as the Strand & Charing Cross in London, as being full of sloughs and encumbrances, very jeopardous to travellers, on horse back or on foot, in winter & summer, night or day." "In 1703 Charles 3rd, King of Spain... on his way from Portsmouth... to Windsor... Prince George the husband of Queen Anne went there to meet him... one of the attendants writing an account of the journey... the Prince knocked about for 14 hours... his highness's body-coach would have suffered damage if the nimble country people had not frequently supported it with their shoulders..." "... routes near London were haunted by mounted desperados, the thick forests were places of refuge for fellows more lawless and wicked than the Bedouin Arabs of the desert..." "The earliest drawings we possess of any vehicles used in Britain are those of the Saxon times... carriages called wheel-beds... they very much resemble a sailor's hammock hung by 2 hooks... an ingenious contrivance in those days before springs were invented..." "During the middle ages almost all riding and travelling was on horseback... the feats of horsemanship were remarkable for their dexterity..." "... The records of these times [14th Century] are rich in the description of the magnificence of the horsemen, on all state occasions... When Henry 4th was crowned he made a triumphant entry into the city of London with 6 thousand Horse..." "Travelling waggons were introduced in the 14th Century and were used by persons of high rank... The public carriers however who conveyed goods from town to town usually did their work by means of pack horses... the sign of the Pack Horse Inn still remains in many places as a reminiscence of the past..." "The introduction of Coaches took place about 300 years ago, the first we know of was introduced by a Dutchman, William Boomen who became coachman to Queen Elizabeth... The first coach ever seen in Plymouth was landed by a nobleman in 1669: he proceeded to London and the journey occupied 12 days." "... when their use became more general [use of coaches] they were denounced and ridiculed... The Thames Watermen were the biggest foes, and no wonder for the River Thames had been the great highway of the Metropolis..." "One of the most notable of the Thames Waterman was a namesake John Taylor, known as the Water Poet... a genius... One of his tracts was entitled 'The World Runs on Wheels, or odds between Carts and Coaches' - dedicated to the Sacred Society of Hackney Men... After resting a little while my poetical namesake returns to the attack, he seemed to have had some respect for the old fashioned 2 wheeled cart, but the 4 wheeled coach was an abomination... he argued..." [John Taylor (1578-1653), known as "The Water Poet," was an English poet, and the first poet to mention the deaths of William Shakespeare and Francis Beaumont in print. He spent much of his life as a Thames waterman, and was a member of the ruling oligarchy of the guild of boatmen that ferried passengers across the River Thames in London in the days when the London Bridge was the only passage between the banks. He addressed, rather confronted, the coachmen, in his tracts 'An Errant Thief' (1622) and 'The World Runnes on Wheeles' (1623). The latter was addressed "To the noble Company of Cordwainers, the worshipfull Company of Sadlers & Woodmongers; To the worthy, honest and lawdable Company of Water-men, And to the Sacred Society of Hackney-men, And finally, to as many as are grieved, and unjustly impoverished, and molested, with The Worlds Running on Wheeles."] "... one Saunders Duncombe petitioned King Charles 1st for a patent for sedan chairs which he had seen in other countries... the first sedans were borne on men's shoulders... it was thought to be degrading men to the condition of horses, yet for more than 150 years they were continued in use..." [In 1634, Sir Saunders Duncombe patented his own version of the sedan chair and obtained a monopoly on the rental of "hackney chairs" for fourteen years.] "After the Great Fire of London the streets were considerably widened, the coaches too were improved, and the driver got a seat on the Box..." "In 1669 a new vehicle was announced to run from London to Oxford, called the "Flying Coach"... Now there are several trains daily doing the journey in about 2 hours." "mail coaches... first started 1784, Mr. Palmer has the credit of originating the system... that letters should be carried by coaches, and as robberies were so frequent, armed men should accompany them... Mr. Palmer was denounced as a visionary... the mail coach period was but a brief one... gave way to the railways..." "For many years one of these fine old coaches called the 'Quicksilver Mail' used to create a sensation through Plymouth, a noted old celebrity Rich Blight was the driver..." "Before referring to the mighty revolution... the steam power... iron rail... let us notice the cabs and omnibuses... the system of canals, or artificial rivers..." "The word Foreigner is fast disappearing from the world's vocabulary, time is coming when it will be obsolete, the progress of locomotion is playing an important part in hastening the recognition of the oneness of the human race, the universal brotherhood of man... peace shall prevail, and truth be triumphant." End excerpts. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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         La science des philosophes et l'art des thaumaturges dans l'antiquité

      P., G. Masson, 1882, in 8°, de 220 pp. et 24 planches litho. h.t., pl. toile verte époque, étiquette au 1er plat, 1er plat de couv.cons., exemplaire très frais. Rarissime édition originale tirée seulement à 220 exemplaires. Cet ouvrage est consacré à l'histoire des sciences chez les Anciens, les différentes machines qu'ils inventèrent, l'influence de l'Ecole d'Alexandrie, et il contient surtout la première traduction française des "Pneumatiques" d'Héron d'Alexandrie et de Philon de Byzance. ¶ Caillet, n°9532 - Dorbon, n°4191 "...devenu extrêmement rare, St. de Guaïta ne le possédait pas dans sa bibliothèque".

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        Armée Française. Les Régiments sous Louis XV. Constitution de tous les corps de troupes à la solde de la France Pendant les Guerres de Succession à l'Empire et de Sept Ans

      Paris: Librairie Militaire de J. Dumaine; L Baudoin & Ce, Successeurs, 1882. First Edition. Half Leather. Near Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. "The Regiments under Louis XV. Organization of All Units of Soldiers under the Pay of France during the Wars of Succession to the Empire and Seven Years War." In French. Complete with vii introductory pages, 120 pages of text, 8 chromolithographs of paintings, and 49 color plates showing regimental uniforms, standards, and flags. Covers the period from around 1700 through 1775 which includes the French and Indian Wars in North America. A truly impressive uniform reference. Sound binding. Clean pages with brightly colored regimental plates. Light wear to the cover.

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        TAHITI A Series of Photographs Taken by With Letterpress by Lady Brassey

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1882. . 1st Ed. Square 8vo. xii + 68pp. 31 autoype plates. Some very light browning, 1 plate very sl. creased along fore-edge, lacking front f.e.p., original bright gilt and cold. dec. blue cloth, lower corners and spine sl. discoloured and frayed, sl. cockled, a.e.g. Colonel Archibald Henry Plantagenent Stuart Wortley (1832-1890). A noted photographer who during travels to the Mediterranean during 1862 secured the process of the desired ?'instantaneous?' photograph. On his return to England his atmospheric Italian pictures showing the belching Vesuvius gained him membership of the Photographic Society of London. He visited Tahiti in 1880 with his wife. A collector of photographs herself, Lady Brassey, in addition to writing the letterpress was also involved with the publication of the book. US$842

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        The Fixed Period.

      William Blackwood & Sons. 1882 - FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Half titles. Orig. maroon cloth, front boards blocked with floral device in gilt, spines lettered in gilt; spines a little faded. Small labels & stamps of the Parliament of Victoria Library. v.g. Trollope Society Catalogue 69; Sadleir 62. Originally serialised in Blackwood?s Magazine, Oct. 1881-March 1882. In an unusual departure for Trollope, The Fixed Period is set in a dystopian future, in the imaginary former British colony of Britannula. The plot centres around the struggle for command of Gladstonopolis, and the attempts by the British to re-impose colonial rule. The ?fixed period? alluded to in the title, is the useful life-span of the Britannula citizenry, after which point they are euthanised. Although set in the mid-20th century, Trollope shows relative restraint in terms of his imagined future, his inventiveness confined to developments in weaponry, improved global communication, the odd steam tricycle and a gladiatorial version of cricket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        Poor Archie's Girls. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place. 1882. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's smooth tan cloth with a decorative design blocked in olive-green over boards, lettered in gold on the spines, blocked in blind on the back covers, floral-patterned endpapers. Modest foxing to the back of the free endpapers and facing title and final text pages, else near fine. A scarce, handsome set. OCLC locates only 6 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Deutsche Pomologie. Chromolithographische Abbildung, Beschreibung und Kulturanweisung der empfehlenswerthesten Sorten Aepfel, Birnen, Kirschen, Pflaumen, Apricosen, Pfirsiche und Weintrauben. Band Äpfel (Erste Folge Nr. 1 - 50) Nach den Ermittlungen des Deutschen Pomologen-Vereins herausgegeben von W. Lauche.

      Berlin, Verlag Paul Parey, 1882. Titel, Widmungsbl.. Inhaltsverzeichnis und 50 Tafeln mit je einem Bl. Erklärungen 23 cm, Original-Halbledereinband Ex-Libris auf Vorsatz (Ernst Paulus Markneuenkirchen) guter frischer Zustand Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        The works of William Makepeace Thackeray. In twelve volumes. (=All)

      London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1882. Frontispiece with portrait of the author in the first volume, every volume with ca. 600 pages. Green Or.-Halflinenbindings. Format: 19 x 13,5cm. Copies are in a good condition. Only the backs are a little bit rubbed. Title page with slightly imprint of the frontispiece vis-à-vis. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Mind of Mencius or Political Economy Founded upon Moral Philosophy. A Systematic Digest of the Doctrines of the Chinese Philosopher Mencius, B. C. 325. SIGNED by James Dyer Ball.

      London: Trubner & Co., Ludgate Hill, 1882 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 21.5*15cm, xvi+293p. SIGNED by James Dyer Ball on title page. Translated from the German, with notes and emendations, by the Rev. Arthur B. Hutchinson, Church Missionary Society, Hongkong. Clean ex-library, theological school bookplate on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

      1882 - (IRVING, Washington). The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1882. Two volumes. Royal octavo, early 20th-century full brown crushed morocco, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. $3200.Edition de Luxe of Irving’s Sketch Book, featuring “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” richly illustrated with 150 wood-engravings printed on india paper and mounted throughout, number 84 of only 500 copies. This copy with an autograph letter signed by Irving with revealing content from his time in London skillfully window-mounted on a preliminary blank.This deluxe edition finely reprints and illustrates the well-loved sketches by the “Father of American Literature,” including the tales of Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. “Irving’s graceful, humorous, stylistically careful writing is in the tradition of Addison, Steele and Goldsmith,” and his Sketch Book was an immediate success in the United States when it was first published pseudonymously in seven parts in 1819-20 (Hart, 369). Like Emerson, Irving “married American literature to the literature of the world. He has every right to retain the title enthusiastically bestowed upon him, of ‘Father of American Literature.’ And if all else were lost, Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane will live forever” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 407). The three-page letter, penned entirely by Irving and signed by him, on a folded sheet of 7-1/4 by 9-inch paper, is dated London, 13th July, 1831. In it Irving pleas with his correspondent to take care of a young man whom it would seem has been calling upon Irving and asking for money: “My dear Col, This young man has been again at my door when it was not in my power to see him. He said he had some message from you, & ended by getting some money of my servant. I entreat you to leave whatever is necessary for his relief down for him? I doubt whether for his own good he is to be trusted with money, let his board & lodging therefore be guaranteed, and paid by you, or your clerk at the end of the week, or on his departure. His clothes, if not yet redeemed & delivered to him, had better [not?] be delivered to him until on board ship: lest he should pawn them again. But do not let him want anything necessary for his comfortable subsistence until fairly afloat, when of course he will be taken care of by the captain. I am extremely sorry to give you this trouble, but you are in the way of taking care of these stray sheep and have fences about you who understand it & can take the trouble off of your head. I know not how to set about it, and am liable to be harassed and importuned and imposed upon by applicants of this sort. I shall refuse to see him, trusting that you will do all the needful for him. Very truly yours, Washington Irving.” Langfeld & Blackburn, 82. Only very light reinforcement to joints. Fine condition, with a wonderful signed autograph letter. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aunt Louisa's London Favourite. Comprising: Alphabet of Animals, Childhood's Playtime, Our Boys and Girls, A Apple Pie

      London, Warne, o.J. kleine Widmung von 1882. - unpaginiert, with twenty-four Pages of Illustrations, printed in colours Einband leicht berieben, Ecken etwas stärker bestoßen, Seiten teilweise finger- und stockfleckig, Gelenk vor Our Girls and Boys am Falz gerissen, sonst sehr gut erhalten, schönes Exemplar. Vorsätze scheinen erneuert zu sein Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1110 4°, Leinen, goldgeprägter Rücken und Buchdeckel, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An einen Kollegen namens Henri: "Die Nachricht, dass Sie mit Bremen abgeschlossen, wurde mir schon durch Herrn Heinrich. Mein Herr Direktor ist [ein] Esel; bei Direktoren im Allgemeinen nichts Neues. Wie gut hätte er Sie brauchen können, auch vor der Hand ohne größere Spieloper - aber - na, der gute Mann muß auch erst durch Schaden klug werden. Lassen von Bremen aus von sich hören. Sollte ja noch diesen Winter hier operiert werden (vortrefflicher Witz), so werde ich Sie benachrichtigen. Man kann nicht wissen, wie sich die Verhältnisse hier, wie sie sich dort gestalten werden [ ]. P. S. Meines Wissens ist der Waffenschmied in Bremen. Sollten Sie etwas von meinen dort noch nicht gegebenen Opussen anbringen können, so unterlassen Sie's ja nicht. Nochmals herzlichen Gruß [.]". - Beiliegend eh. Widmung von Charlotte Lortzing (1 S. Qu.-8vo. Leipzig, 17. Jänner 1882).

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        Over the Hills, A Collection of Juvenile Pictures in Colors, with Descriptive Verses [ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED DUSTJACKET]

      McLoughlin Brothers New York (1882) - First Edition. Small quarto, original illustrated boards and illustrated dustjacket. Attractively color illustrated children's book by Waugh, retaining, rather unbelievably, its original thin paper illustrated dustjacket. The paper used for the jacket is only slightly thicker than glassine, an incredible survivor. Very Good, gift inscription dated 1883 (Atlanta, Georgia) at front free endpaper, dime sized chip to fore-edge margin of first page of text, modest shelf wear to edges, in Very Good dustjacket, quarter sized chip at top spine end, shallow chips along lower front panel, top front panel with even half centimeter of loss. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A remarkable newly discovered archive containing parts of the original draft of Charles Guiteau's 1882 book justifying his shooting of President Garfield?signed 8 times with over 500 words in his hand?together with letters from the assassin's female admirers

      [Washington, D.C.], 1882. various. "An archive of original manuscript pages, 28 pages, ranging in size from 5"" x 8"" to 8"" x 10"", Washington, West Hoboken, New Jersey, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, January 1 - April 1, 1882 including several Autograph Manuscripts Signed, 9 pages [Washington], April 1, [1882], being original manuscript draft pages of his 1882 book, The Truth and The Removal, written while awaiting his execution for the murder of James A. Garfield. Also included is an Autograph Letter Signed, ""Charles Guiteau,"" 2 pages, [Washington, c. March 1882] to his publisher enclosing the present pages to finalize the book's publication. The balance of the archive features letters from his admirers, many of which were published in the same volume. Creases, some marginal tears and losses, some text faded, light toning and soiling, some scattered glue remnants to one page, else good condition.Following James A. Garfield's death on September 19, 1881, Charles Guiteau, who had already been imprisoned and charged with attempted murder, was now charged with murder and went on trial on November 14, 1881. The trial concluded on January 30, 1882 and on February 4 the court sentenced him to hang on June 30. While awaiting his execution, Guiteau composed a sequel to his 1879 religious tract, The Truth, a Companion to the Bible, entitled, The Removal (the term he employed to describe his assassination of President Garfield). The condemned prisoner employed Gibson Brothers of Washington to print the book as The Truth and The Removal.The archive features a two page Autograph Letter Signed (April 1, 1882) addressed to ""Gibson Bros.,"" the printer of the book, which reads in full: ""This book seems to linger. I wish you send me all the proof Monday. I have advertised the book [in] to nights 'Star,' & it is important to get it out at once. I have asked you about the following matter. 1. I sent a paragraph to close Part II, but have had no proof. Have you got it? 2. I sent you a sketch, two months ago, headed 'Away with Corkhill & the experts' Have you got it? 3. I sent you a newspaper slip from the Baltimore Sun about my treatment in jail & my improved appearance. Have you got it. If you have these items send me proof at me. I want the sketch to go in between Part II, & the Appendix. I ordered a word cut of it when I sent it. Please send me a written answer by your [illegible] Monday. Yours Charles Guiteau."" The sketch to which Guiteau refers was sent to the prisoner by an admirer in January 1882, and appeared on page 199, just before the first page of the Appendix, per his request. The sketch showed a bearded man beside a large bag of money and a cannon firing several men (one of which was labelled ""CORKHILL"") into the gates of Hell. And true to his word, an advertisement for Guiteau's book appeared on page four of the April 1, 1882 issue of the Washington Evening Star, curiously classified under ""SEWING MACHINES &c."" rather than beneath the heading, ""BOOKS, &c."" As the advertisement announced that the book was ""JUST OUT!"", Guiteau no doubt was impatient see the work in print.Accompanying the letter to his printer are several pages of Guiteau's final draft of The Removal. On one pair of bifolia, Guiteau sets up the basic layout for the title and copyright pages: ""The Truth, / and The Removal / By Charles Guiteau / Published and sold only by the author / Washington DC / 1882,"" and advising the printer (vertically in the left margin) to ""Make a sheet of each page & cut out any leaves that interpose C G."" On the opposite side, he added: ""Copyright 1882 By Charles Guiteau"" followed by pages 3 (reading simply ""Part I"") and page 5 (all three pages around glued together in the upper left corners) where he writes ""The Truth / A Companion to the Bible,"" adding a note ""To the printer,"" to ""(Copy preface on the next page and then the entire book, The Truth),"" referring to his 1879 volume.The archive also includes two pages bearing two paragraphs of his ""Conclusion,"" which appeared on page 236 of the published work, and reads in full: ""Whatever this generation may think of me, future generations will see my work & character record from this book. It was sown in dishonor but the Almighty will see that it is reaped in glory. 'Ye are honorable, but I am despised'?"by fools and devils. But the Almighty will reckon with these fellows. It is a small thing that my removal I should be judged of man's judgment. For men curse you to day, & bless you to morrow. It matters little to me whether I live three months or twenty years. Life is a flimsy dream & it matters little when one goes. Paradise is a great improvement on this sin cursed world & I shall be far better off there than here."" Above the text, Guiteau adds more instructions for the printer: ""Put this in to end the Appendix..."" and demanding: ""I want a proof at once."" Also of note is the final two words from the preface [page 103] which reads in the upper left corner, ""is insanity.,"" and inscribed ""Charles Guiteau / United States Jail / Washington D.C. / March 14, 1882.""The archive also includes a deleted passage berating George Scoville, one of his court-appointed attorneys, and reads, in full: ""Nearly every day I notice something in the papers from Scoville's cranked brain, and I will not have him around me any longer. I prohibit his writing any book about me, or lecturing about me, or mixing with any affairs in any way. He crawled on to this case in October on the ground of being my brother in law & he has been a nuisance ever since. Without means, or charger, or experience he has assumed to manage the most important criminal case of the century, and of course he made a miserable failure of it."" Guiteau has crossed out the passage in three bold strokes. Needless to say, the published work still includes copious invectives directed against his counsel.The balance of the archive features six letters from Guiteau's admirers, many of which were published in The Removal. On all of the letters, Guiteau had crossed out certain sections for the benefit of the printer. One such letter, from a Myra D. Huntington of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, dated February 15, 1881, begins, ""You do not know how many ladies there are here who believe that you did right to remove the president. I am one of them."" Next to the final paragraph, Guiteau has noted to the printer that he wants it included in his book as it reads, ""I hope you will answer this in your own hand, as I wish to preserve your autograph as a memento of a great man."" The final five letters (one of which is incomplete) are from Clara Augusta Davis, of West Hoboken, New Jersey, written just before and immediately after Guiteau was sentenced to death. Davis even plans a personal visit to Guiteau in confinement, writing: ""Father goes to Washington Friday Evening. I have extorted a promise that I may accompany him, and that he will take me to Court; but he will not promise, but refuses, to take me to the jail. Unless I can coax him, before his departure, to do this, or let some friends take me to the jail, I shall pout and be disagreeable and stay at home..."" While Davis does not excuse Guiteau's murder of the President, throughout her letters she expresses her sincere belief that he truly believed that he was doing God's work and was insane. In a letter addressed to Gen. John Crocker, the warden of the jail in which Guiteau is being held, dated February 3, 1882, Miss Davis writes that she ""cannot believe that any sane man in our country could have desired to slay Garfield. . . . The fact that there was in the great Republic one man only disposed to do the deed is, to my mind, the best evidence that the shooting was the act of an insane man."" Extremely Rare. These are the only known pages of Guiteau's manuscript for The Removal known to be extant in private hands. Auction records reveal no other draft pages of the present, most important manuscript. Several pages of an alternate manuscript, written in the summer of 1881, and sent to an unnamed publisher who apparently wanted nothing to do with the project, sold at auction in 2002 (Christies, March 27, 2002, Lot 122, $9,988). This grouping was approximately 1/5 the size and had half the amount of signatures.From the family of printer William Gibson, whose firm printed the book in 1882."

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("GDoré").

      O. O., "Dimanche", 28. Mai [1876 oder 1882]. - ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Cher Monsieur [.] avec plaisir tout à votre disposition [.] à mon atelier 3 rue Bayard [.]". - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt; die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 mit kleinen Notizen von alter Hand.

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        Klinger, Max. - Eine Liebe (Opus X). - Blatt III. - "Am Thor".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Aquatinta, 1882/1887. Von Max Klinger. 41,3 x 27,0 cm (Darstellung) / 46,5 x 31,5 cm (Platte) / 60,5 x 43 cm (Blatt). Singer 159 VII (von VII). Außerhalb der Darstellung in der Platte links unten gestochene Signatur, mittig Stern und rechts bezeichnet "OPUS X, 3". - Plattenrand etwas angeschmutzt. Sonst sehr schön erhalten. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben? Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn.

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        La Bibliographie de L'Escrime ancienne et moderne.

      Paris, Motteroz 1882 - RARE - Bibliographie de ce grand Maître d'Armes. EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 480 exemplaires numérotés et à part 30 hors commerce. Celui-ci (N°37) un des 30 exemplaires sur CHINE. Paris, Motteroz - 1882 - 172 pages. Ouvrage broché sous couverture rempliée, imprimée en rouge et noir. Vignettes sur les 2 plats. Non rogné. Papier de soie de protection. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-8°(21x14). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Acta ordinis Minorum. 70 Jahrgänge 1882-1965. Acta Ordinis (Fratrum) Minorum vel ad Ordinem quoquo modo pertinentia. Jahrgänge 1882-1950 (ohne 1911) + 1955/56 + 1964 + 1965. Zusammen 70 Jahrgänge, gebunden in 39 Bänden.

      Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi), Ex typographia Collegii S.Bonaventurae, 1882-1965. - 29 x 20,5 cm. *Buchrücken teilweise mit kleinem Papieraufkleber. Titelblatt teilweise mit kleinem Stempel. Insgesamt gut erhalten. la Gewicht in Gramm: 80 Bände 1-9: Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel. - Bände 10-39 : Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit teilweise handschriftl. Rückenschildern.

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        The Holy Bible [1882 George V. Jones specially bound Pictorial Family Bible and Brass Lectern]

      George V. Jones, No. 123 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 1882 - Large thick quarto. Various paginations. Containing the Old and New Testaments (with both versions of the New Testament); the Apocrypha; a complete Concordance; 100,000 marginal references, etc. Illustrated with color lithographic plates and maps, steel-engraved and wood-engraved plates, and wood-engraved illustrations throughout the text. Bound in at the back are two double-sided color lithographic cardboard sleeves with mounting slots to accommodate 16 family portraits. A rare and beautifully preserved pictorial family bible bound in elaborate gilt-decorated paneled morocco with metal clasps.A bright, fine copy housed in the publisher's very good original cardboard box with a printed paper label. A binder's ticket on the back pastedown further identifies this edition as having been both published and bound by: "Geo. V. Jones & Co., booksellers and bookbinders" in Boston. The binding is signed with a small copyright date in gold ("copyrighted 1881"), and an advertisement printed on the verso of a leaf at the front makes it known that the Bible won the highest prize at an International Exposition in December, 1881: ". the designs and workmanship being of the very best." Laid-in is an eight-page publisher's catalog: "Announcement for 1883," so we think it safe to attribute a date of 1882 to this volume. The Bible is also remarkable for its many fine engraved and lithographic plates printed in multiple colors. All are bright, pristine impressions of high artistic accomplishment, printed on high quality thick paper sheets, with pristine tissue guards. The steel engravings are printed on uncoated sheets, and the wood-engraved plates are printed on lightly coated sheets.The volume is accompanied by an equally fine brass lectern featuring open arabesque metal work on its four rectangular sides, the Last Supper depicted in relief on the front, and an adjustable top piece pierced with an open leaf pattern surrounding the IHS monogram. A brass plate on the back is engraved: "Darovala M.V.B.B., A.D. 1925." *OCLC* locates only one copy of this Bible at the American Antiquarian Society, which they acquired from the Mark Craig Collection of signed Bookbindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die neue illustrirte Familien Bibel für häusliche Erbauung und Belehrung, enthaltend das Alte und Neue Testament mit der Concordanz und Randparallelen. ...

      Philadelphia: Holman & Co., 1882. VIII, 5 nn Bl., S. 33 - 48, S. 17 - 32, S. 97 - 128, 96 S. (Populäres Wörterbuch der Bibel), 1 Bl., 32 S. (Bibl. Geschichten für die Jugend), S. 9 - 652 (Altes Testament), 144 S. (Apokryphen), 3 Bl. f. Eintragungen zur Familiengeschichte, 16 nn. Bl. (Gleichnisse), Titelblatt u. 14 nn. Bl. \"Hofmann\'sche Bildergallerie zum Neuen Testamente, S. 655 - 880 (Neues Testament). Das ganze Werk ist mit beinahe drei hundert vorzüglichen Illustrationen, in Holzschnitt, Stahlstich und Farben-Druck ausgestattet 31,5 x 25 cm, Orig. Ldr. m. gepr. Einband, goldgepr. Titel u. Farnwedel auf Vordereinband. 2 Lesebändchen. Vorwort d. Herausgeber: \".... Es ist das Ziel der Herausgeber gewesen, in dieser Ausgabe der Heiligen Schrift, dem Deutschen Publikum dieses Landes eine Familienbibel zu liefern, die einem weitgefühlten Bedürfniß entspricht. ... Diese Bibel enthält nebst den kanonischen Büchern des Alten und Neuen Testaments: 1. Eine Concordanz, welche das Nachschlagen der Hauptgegenstände und Lehren der Religion durch alphabetische Ordnung erleichtert. - 2. eine gründliche Zusammenstellung aller Parallelstellen, die sich gegenseitig erläutern und erklären. - 3. eine Geschichte der Deutschen Bibel-Übersetzung und des Lebens von Dr. Martin Luther. - 4. Werthvolle chronologische Tabellen von der Erschaffung der Welt bis zum christlichen Zeitalter. - 5. Eine illustrirte Gallerie der wichtigsten Ereignisse und Gegenstände des Alten und Neuen Testaments. - 6. Eine ausführliche Beschreibung der Bekehrungs-Reisen des Apostels Paulus. - 7. Eine Beschreibung der Bäume, Pflanzen, Früchte und Wohlgerüche der Bibel. - 8. Eine ausführliche Schilderung der Länder und Völker der Bibel und des Auszuges der Kinder Israels aus Egypten. - 9. Ein alphabetisches Verzeichniß der in der Heiligen Schrift vorkommenden Namen. - 10. Götzendienst und jüdischer Gottesdienst. - 11. Die Bibel-Prophezeiungen und deren Erfüllung. - 12. Historischer Zusammenhang des Alten und Neuen Testaments. - 13. Verzeichniß veralteter Wörter der Bibel. - 14. - Die biblischen Münzen und Geldwährungen und eine Fülle von anderen wichtigen Schilderungen und Notizen.\" Mit dekorativ lithographiertem Titelblatt u. Trauschein, zahlr. ganzs. s/w-Illustrationen (darunter einige von Doré) u. unzähligen Textillustrationen. - Der geprägte Ledereinband stark berieben u. beschabt, Lederüberzug der Kanten u. Ecken tlw. abgestoßen, Fehlstelle 3 x 1 cm am vord. Längsrand. Lederrücken unschön erneuert. Schnitt fleckig. Papier durchg. stärker gebräunt, etliche Seiten m. mst. kleinen Läsionen, einige Blätter der Bildergalerie unfachmännisch repariert. - Seltenes Exemplar einer in den Vereinigten Staaten gedrucken deutschen Bibel für die dortigen deutschstämmigen Einwohner. H/F2 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lutherbibel, amerikanische Bibelausgaben

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        Autographed Card Signed (S.L. Clemens)

      - A small card, approximately 3" x 5", with the author's engraved monogram in red. Paper clip shadow on the left side, as well as a modest paper remnant on the verso where the card was tipped into a scrapbook, just touching the last letter in his signature, else very good. To the author's publisher, using both sides of the card. In full: "Wednesday. My Dear Osgood -- All right -- shall expect you Friday [word scratched out]. Would have written you sooner, but one of the children has been lying very close to the grave ever since New Years' night, & was not declared out of danger till yesterday evening. Truly Yours, S.L. Clemens." Undated but circa 1882. A little better content than most of Clemens's notes, the tragic theme of his children's mortality played an important role in his life. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      [Washington, D.C. 1882]. - 8pp. Original printed wrappers. Minor edge wear, tiny chip to spine, some light creasing. Very good. An unrecorded legal brief regarding who should rightfully serve as Post Trader for Fort Lewis, Colorado, originally established during the Ute War in 1879. Johnson, attorney for Major Peabody, argues that Peabody's position was wrongfully taken from him after Fort Lewis was relocated in 1880, and asks for reinstatement so that Peabody can "resume his rightful position as Post Trader at Fort Lewis Colorado, under his original appointment, which has never been revoked." Not mentioned in any major sources nor accounted for in OCLC.

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        Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: The Native Races Volume I Wild Tribes; Volume II Civilized Nations; Volume III Myths and Languages; Volume IV Antiquities; Volume V Primitive History (5 volumes)

      San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers, 1882. First edition. Leather bound. 797; 805; 796; 807; 796pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] 3/4 brown calf with marbled paper over boards, gilt tooled spines and red and green leather spine labels, and double gilt ruled borders on the covers. Marbled text block edges and endpapers. Volume I is in good condition only. All other volumes are in very good condition. Gently rubbed and bumped at the extremities. There are sporadic chips in the leather, and the underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The endsheets have occasional thin cracks along the hinges, and the front pastedowns have a previous owner's bookplate. The pages are age-toned, but very clean. The front cover of volume 1 is partially detached, and the rear cover is completely detached, but present. The backstrip is coming away from the spine as well. The front endpaper of volume 3 is cracked along the hinge, and the hinge is soft. There is a very thin loss from the leather at the head of the spine of volume V. The first 5 volumes from the exhaustively researched series of works in 39 volumes on the western half of North America. Wright/Howes describes the work, as a "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country." Howes B87.

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        Acta Ordinis Fratrum Minorum. Vel ad ordinem quoquo modo pertinentia (Später unter dem Titel: Acta Ordinin Fratri Minorum))

      Rom, Monaldi, 1882- 1940. Bände 1 - 59 in 36 Bänden. Halblederbände der Zeit (25) und Halbleineneinbände (11) Vorstz oder Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signaturschild. Die Seiten teils etwas gebräunt, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar in festen Einbänden. 1 Buchrücken farblich leicht abweichend. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      [Bermuda, 1882. Oblong folio. Contemporary black cloth, neatly rebacked and recornered in contemporary black morocco, gilt. Light wear and soiling to cards. Images generally crisp and clean. Very good plus. A handsome 19th-century photo album which includes the work of one of the great photographers of Bermuda. Three of the images have been definitely attributed to N.E. Lusher - the first, showing the construction of a gangway to a docked vessel at St. Georges; the eighth image, showing a shaded crossroads; and the charming ninth image of a black woman and a young boy seated in a donkey cart. The remainder of the album includes a number of images of Bermuda subjects which are of a similarly high quality which suggest that they are all the work of Lusher. Lusher apparently worked as a professional photographer from 1882 onwards, and is known for a wide range of work. His success more or less tied in with the explosion of tourism to the island that followed the first visit of Princess Louise to Bermuda in 1883. The images in the present album offer a good selection of the best of his work. They range from the reportage of the dock scenes, to the topographical images of the lighthouse and other island locations, to the true art of landscape photography, to the whimsy of images which feature the local inhabitants. Eighteen of the photographs have been identified as images of Bermuda, while the remainder show unidentified American coastal towns, possibly Nova Scotia, including an image of a coastal fortification, possibly in Halifax. The Bermuda images include a view of the docks at St. George's; a view of the town of St. George's; a stone quarry; royal palms on the road to Paget; a donkey cart; Gibb's Hill Lighthouse; a field of Easter lilies; and stalactites, possibly in the Crystal Cave.

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        Opera omnia. Iussu et auctoritate Bernardini a Portu Romatino.

      Quaracchi, Coll. S. Bonav., 1882-1901. 11 Voll. Folio. 35,8 x 24,5 cm. Mit 1 gest. Porträt, 2 Faksimiles und 1 Stammtafel. HPgt mit 2 Rs. und Rv. (Rückenschilder teils defekt oder verloren, Kanten teils berieben. Porträt stärker stockfleckig. 1 Bl. mit kl. Schäden im Bug). Bde I-IX der wichtigsten und vollständigsten Gesamtausgabe. Der fehlende Bd. 10 enthält Aufsätze über Leben und Werk sowie Indices, daneben erschien ein weiterer Indexband. Versand D: 5,00 EUR l33l, Text, Textausgabe

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        The Novels of Jane Austen. The works include: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey with Persuasion, and Lady Susan with A Memoir of J. Austen and The Watsons.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1882., 1882. The Steventon Edition. 6 volumes; octavo. Publisher's cream-white fine ribbed cloth with gilt titles to backstrip, Austen and Bentley's monogram motif repeated across covers as a decorative trim, edges untrimmed. A finely conceived edition attractively typeset and printed on quality handmilled paper by John Dickinson and Co. Engraved frontispiece by Pickering to each volume. A little age toning and dustiness to pages, pale cloth naturally toned and marked, uniformly darkened to spine, a few short tears to extremities. Still shows well in the publisher's original cloth. Issued on 22 November 1882 at 63s., sold in sets only, this was the final complete edition of Miss Austen's works to be published by Bentley, who were bought up by Smith Elder in 1898; an important printing. Gilson D13.

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        Six Months in Persia.

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons,, 1882. 2 volumes octavo. Original green-blue diapered cloth, title gilt to the spine, sage green surface-paper endpapers. Folding frontispiece map to each with route marked in red, and 5 other similar maps. Ex-library set from the Colorado State School of Mines, their ink-stamps to the title pages, occasional blind-stamps, a little rubbed and marked, front endpapers of volume I discoloured by the removal of bookplate, but text-blocks clean and sound, remains a very good set. First US edition, same year and same sheets - with cancel title - as the first London edition. Highly-detailed, and well-written travelogue in diary form of a round trip undertaken by a Bengal Civil Servant. Stack set out from Bareilly in the North-West Provinces in January 1881 travelled across India by train, and thence to the Persian Gulf on the British India Steam Navigation Company ship Rajputana making landfall at Muscat, crossing from there to Ormuz. What follows is a very thorough tour of Persia, excellently-mapped, well-observed, and carefully-recorded, concluding with chapters offering some general observations on the regional geography, land-revenue system, "the Present Condition of Persia", and hints to travellers "On Travelling in Persia". Stack, travelled because he " began to be conscious that a change of climate was desirable", died five years after publication, aged just 37. Uncommon, just 10 copies on Copac.

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        Life of George Cruikshank; In Two Epochs

      Chatto & Windus, London 1882 - 8vo. 4 volumes. Volume 1: [xi], 154, [6], pp; v2: 156-284 pp; v3: [viii], 88 pp; v4: 89-280 pp. Illustrated. Full morocco bindings, aeg, fine set. (17617). Illustrated with 270 extra plates, 50 in color. Autographs of George Cruikshank and Cuthbert Bede tipped-in. Bound by Bayntun Binder in full red morocco, decorated with full-color figurative inlays from Cruikshank drawings, gilt lettering & rulings, ribbed spine and doublures.-Cuthbert Bede, English caricaturist and book illustrator, numbered among his friends George Cruikshank. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALS to W. Watkinson, on the headed paper of the Casa Coraggio, Bordighera, Riviera di Ponente, May 1, 1882. 30 lines on 2pp, 8vo with integral blank.

      1882 'Dear W. Watkinson, When your card arrived I was ill in bed, and when up again I delayed & delayed ... I am sorry I cannot undertake to visit you ... we shall be down in the West of England and not near Yorkshire. There is no place I would sooner go to give a lecture, but I cannot make engagements irrespective of my company ... We shall be in London in the beginning of June. The name of my agent there is A.P. Watt Esq ... Yours most truly, George MacDonald.' Small tears to edges, without loss.After receiving a Civil List pension, George Macdonald and his family moved in 1879 to Bordighera in the Riviera dei Fiori in Liguria, Italy, almost on the French border. He was based there for 20 years, writing almost half of his whole works. especially the fantasy work. MacDonald's home at Casa Coraggio (Bravery House), became a renowned cultural centre.

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        The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for People of All Ages

      James R. Osgood, Boston 1882 - First American edition, first issue with Franklin Press imprint. Publisher's deluxe binding of half-calf and marbled papercovered boards. The paper on the edges of the boards is a bit worn, and some rubbing to the extremities, as almost always seems the case, else a nice, tight, very good or better copy, with the spine gilt easily readable. On a lark a prince and a pauper change stations in life, allowing Twain to critique various legal and moral injustices. A nice copy of a classic children's tale, scarce in the deluxe binding. *BAL* 3402. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

      NY: Harper, 1882. Doré, Gustave. Folio. 12pp., + (38)ff. Illustrated with 38 wonderfully bizarre and imaginative plates and two vignettes. Doré provides a phantasmagoria of supernatural creatures for Coleridge's macabre ballad. Because it is preserved in the original publisher's printed box, this folio volume is unusually well-preserved. Light rubbing, else an extraordinarily fine copy in the publisher's burgundy cloth, with elegantly decorative title and design depicting the arrow seeking the albatross among the clouds, all in gold. A.e.g. Box in nice condition, with all over wear and paper loss, and a few flaps split or detached.

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        The Works.Edited with a biographical essay by Leslie Stephen.

      London: Smith Elder & Co 1882 - 10 vols. Large 8vo. (25. 5 x 17.5 cm.). Contemporary half brown morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt decorated in compartments with an art nouveau floral design between raised bands, top edges gilt A very handsome set. (Length 50 cm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zélis au bain. Poème en quatre chants. (Réimpression sur l'édition sans date de Genève).

      Paris, Edouard Rouveyre, (sur les presses de Ch. Unsinger le 10 nov. 1881), 1882, - in-8vo, 53 p. num., illustré de gravures en noir et en bistre avant la lettre, nombreux feuillets non num. Gravures par E. de Malval sc. d'après Eisen. exemplaire unique imprimé sur parchemin signé par l'éditeur, avant le tirage à 600 ex. num., reliure en maroquin vert (XX siècle), pièce de titre rouge, gardes en velours, bel exemplaire. La reliure non signée vient de l'atelier de M. Dinckelacker, Relieur à Lausanne, UNIQUE COPY, PRINTED ON VELLUM. signed by the publisher Edouard Rouveyre. 20th century morocco binding.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The tourist's guide to all the principal stations on the railways of northern India: from Calcutta to Peshawar, Karachi, and Bombay; and from Bombay to the North-west by the Rajpootana railways. Including also notes of routes to some of the Himalayan hill stations.

      Calcutta: W. Newman & Co. 1882 - The first passenger train in India was in 1853, and by 1870 it was possible to travel directly from Bombay to Calcutta. At the opening of this route the Viceroy, Lord Mayo, said "it was thought desirable that, if possible, at the earliest possible moment, the whole country should be covered with a network of lines in a uniform system". By 1880 the network coverered about 9,000 miles. A sixth edition of this book was published in 1899, but we can trace no earlier editions. COPAC records 2 copies of this edition, BL & Oxford, and no earlier editions Original cloth, paper label on front board. A very good copy. Fifth edition pp.[vi], 156, xii, folding map in colour.

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        Presidential widow Julia Tyler celebrates the award of a $5,000 per year pension: "the late action of Congress adds much to my means for comfort & enjoyment, at least it will when it becomes available"

      April 18, 1882, Sherwood Forest. 4.5" x 6.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Julia Gardiner Tyler,"" 3 pages, 4.5"" x 6.75"", ""Sherwood Forest, James River, Virginia,"" April 18, 1882 to ""Col. Cunningham"" concerning the recent award of a pension by Congress and thanking her correspondent for his assistance. Usual folds with just a hint of toning, else fine condition. She writes, in full: ""Thanks for your kind letters - & the Professor [her son Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935)] writes - how much he too is indebted to you - He now appreciates what I have so much longer known - your deep interest in his Father. I have many notes of pleasure at thy good fortune but none sincerer I know than the words traced by your 'facile pen' ?" Yes the late action of Congress adds much to my means for comfort & enjoyment, at least it will when it becomes available - I think the 'Times' was a little far-fetched in its premises & conclusions! It may call me advanced but it need not issue direct falsehoods mistakes that I live in New York, or have ever received a penny worth of 'support from kind & generous friends' - Fortunately for me my inheritance was not all demolished - & have had many blessings in a legitimate way to be thankful for - but no contributions, until Congress thought proper to render its Presidential Widows more easy in circumstances - which was a credit to its good judgment, as well as to its head & heart ?" Your letter are always most welcome to me & I hope you are in the enjoyment of good health."" Julia Gardiner, the daughter of Senator David Gardiner (of Gardiner's Island off the eastern tip of Long Island), was introduced to President John Tyler at a White House reception in early 1842. Following the death of Tyler's first wife, Letitia Christian Tyler in January 1843, Julia and John began seeing each other. Their courtship was tragically interrupted on February 28, 1844 when the couple, together with members of the President's cabinet and her father, Senator David Gardiner, took a pleasure cruise aboard the U.S.S. Princeton. During the excursion on the Potomac, Captain Robert Stockton staged a test of the ""Peacemaker,"" then to date the largest naval gun ever manufactured. The gun exploded during the final demonstration killing nine people including two cabinet members and Julia's father David Gardiner. As President Tyler consoled her, he secretly agreed to become engaged and the pair were wed in a low-key ceremony in New York four months later. Following Tyler's presidency, the couple retired to his plantation, Sherwood Forest, located on the James River in Virginia. When the former President died in 1862, the Confederate Congress passed a bill providing for her relief. Soon afterwards, she moved to New York to escape the fighting, living in a home on Staten Island. Her years in Virginia had transformed her into a supporter of states-rights and slavery, and even during her time in New York, she volunteered her efforts for the Confederacy?"even displaying a Confederate flag on her property?"severely straining her relationship with her family. After the war she remained in New York until 1874, a year after the Panic of 1873 wiped out her fortune. After moving back to Virginia, she began lobbying Congress to award her a pension similar to that granted to Mary Lincoln in 1870. In 1880, Congress voted her a pension of $1,200 per year in in 1880. In 1882, her pension was increased to $5,000 per annum (being a uniform amount that was also granted to other Presidential widows including Lincoln, Lucretia Garfield, and Sarah Polk.)"

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        Ulysses Grant apologizes for his inability to attend a meeting of the " Albany Grant Club," citing a visit with his former comrade-in-arms Philip Henry Sheridan.

      New York, January 30, 1882. 5" x 8"". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""U.S. Grant,"" 2 pages, 5"" x 8"", New York, January 30, 1882 to ""A[ndrew]. S[loan] Draper, Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements for the Albany Grant Club. Typical folds, else fine condition.""I regret very much that I cannot be with your club at its annual supper to-morrow evening. But, as stated in my former letter ?" dictated?" I have company visiting me that I cannot induce to accompany me nor am I willing to leave. The company is a gentleman and soldier who I know you would like to honor ?" Gen. Sheridan ?" and who would like to partake with me your hospitalities, but who can not on this occasion as he must leave the city on Thursday morning, and has other engagements for the intervening time. Wishing you all a good time at your annual meeting, and that you may all live to enjoy many more of them."" Sheridan, then a Lieutenant-General, had been the guest of Grant for several days while visiting New York in January 1882. He departed to New York for Washington later in the week (New York Herald, January 28, 1882, 6; Ibid, February 4, 1882, 3). The following year, Sheridan would assume command of the United States Army upon the retirement of Philip Henry Sheridan. The meeting of the ""Grant Club of Albany,"" a meeting of ""Stalwart"" Republicans led by Roscoe Conkling, was a politicized event?"likely offering an additional reason for Grant declining the invitation. Two years earlier, Conkling had successfully engineered a push to have Grant obtain the 1880 Republican nomination?"and Grant was initially enthusiastic at the prospect. But the prospect of a third (although non-consecutive) term spooked many within the G.O.P., and Grant had formidable foes within the party?"especially James G. Blaine, who fearful that he would not carry the general election if nominated, on the eve of the Republican National Convention in Chicago in May 1880, Grant instructed Conkling and his allies to withdraw his name from consideration. Grant's instructions were ignored. Despite his own misgivings, Grant led the balloting for thirty-five rounds, with Blaine running a close second. Finally, on the thirty-sixth ballot, Blaine, seeing no path to the nomination, but determined to see Grant defeated, threw his support behind James A. Garfield who won the nomination with 399 votes to 306 for Grant. Interestingly enough, Grant's prime supporter, Roscoe Conkling, also declined the invitation of the club, where the assembled members partook ""of an undue quantity of fluid inspiration."" (Boston Journal, February 11, 1882, 2). Another hostile paper mockingly satirized New York Republican boss Thomas C. Platt's inability to attend, ""that he would rather 'be one of the glorious 306 at Chicago."" (Augusta [Georgia] Chronicle, February 11, 1882, 2). Grant, quite wisely, decided to avoid additional ridicule and savaging by the press and retain his dignity. Published in The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: October 1, 1880 - December 31, 1882. "

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        JAPAN: Its Architecture, Art, and Art Manufactures.

      A MOST FAMOUS AND STUNNING LOOK AT JAPAN'S NATIVE ARTS London 1882, - Longmans. Buff pictorial cloth, 467p., biblio-graphy, 202 b.w.illustrations, rebacked, very good.This workhad a profound effect on the European Art Nouveau movement.FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      Washington & Boston, 1882. Mostly quarto and octavo sheets. Some light wear. Near fine. A remarkable archive of service reports and other documents related to the Bell Telephone Company, from the papers of George C. Maynard (1839-1918), related to his time as the Washington, D.C. agent for Bell Telephone Company. The archive contains the service reports, estimates, lease agreements, telephone line diagrams, and business reports and other ephemera. A handbill advertising Maynard's services, dated April 28, 1881, reads: "Geo. C. Maynard, Electrician, Agent American Bell Telephone Co. (for everything except the Telephonic Exchange business,) 1413 G Street. Telephones and telegraph lines constructed, equipped, and leased. Electrical work of all description attended to." A quote by Theodore N. Vail, General Manager for the company reads: "'Geo. C. Maynard is the only person authorized by us to supply telephone lines for Private Lines, Club Lines, and Speaking Tube Lines within the District of Columbia.'" Alexander Graham Bell is considered to be the father of the telephone and was the first to be granted a patent for a device that electronically transmitted vocal or other sounds telegraphically. Thomas Edison and Elisha Gray, among others, were also experimenting with similar technology at the same time. Bell registered his patent on Feb. 14, 1876, the same day as Elisha Gray, who submitted a patent for a similar device, mere hours apart. Bell was granted the patent, no. 174,465. After significant experimentation, on March 10, 1876, Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, succeeded in transmitting clear vocalization across the lines. Sitting in his laboratory, with Watson on the other end of a line in the basement, Bell said, "Watson, come here! I want to see you!" and Watson replied, thus successfully transmitting and receiving voice transmissions. The Bell Telephone Company was founded in July 1877, and the first commercial telephone exchange opened in New Haven, Connecticut in January 1878. This archive, then, contains extraordinarily early material relating to the operation and installation of the telephone system, and the second urban network in the country (although the Washington exchange quickly surpassed the small New Haven operation in size and sophistication). The bulk of the archive contains 137 service reports and estimates for the installation of telephones in and around Washington, D.C., and includes prices for pole wire, house-top wire, length of line, cable conductors, the rent of the phone and bells, office wires, labor, etc. connecting residential, commercial, and government establishments such as railroad depots, stables, newspaper offices, et al. One such estimate, for Commissioner of Agriculture William LeDuc, dated Feb. 1, 1878, is for the running of a telephone line connecting the Department of Agriculture with "...Dept No. 3..." via the White House and State Department. Other documents of note include two telephone line diagrams: the first, in pencil, shows a private line connecting a residential dwelling to the army signal office via a church and the Corcoran Gallery and completely circumventing the White House and the Treasury Department. The second diagram, in pen, shows the connection of Washington Bell agent George C. Maynard's private line connecting his home and his office via seven connections, including a congregational church and the orphan asylum. A printed proclamation by Bell Telephone General Manager Theodore N. Vail concerns the infringement of rival phones. Dated at Boston, May 23, 1879, this three-page address to the public claims that "...under patents granted to Alexander Graham Bell..." Bell Telephone " the exclusive right to use, or to license others to use, speaking telephones....Suits are which the claims of the owners of the Bell patents and the owners of the inventions of Gray, Edison, Dolbear, and others will be legally determined." Vail presents a short history of the invention of the telephone and "Proof of Prof. Bell's Priority." Of significant note is a cache of reports relating to the installation of Alexander Graham Bell's personal telephone line. This material consists of sixteen service reports, dated Jan. 10, 1881 to Dec. 31, 1882, for the installation of telephone wires, putting up telephones in his house, extending his line from his residence at 1302 Connecticut Avenue to 2023 Massachusetts Avenue, connecting his home line to his laboratory, looping his private line to Bell Telephone Company President (also his father-in-law) Gardiner G. Hubbard's house, etc. Each report contains information on the work done and by whom, what materials were used in the process, and the condition of the work when the technician left. Also included is a manuscript diagram, in pen, showing the extension of Alexander Graham Bell's personal telephone line to Georgetown. A report accompanying the diagram, written by W.H. Newhall, who has examined the personal line of Alexander Graham Bell at four points (his laboratory, Massachusetts Avenue, Georgetown, and Connecticut Avenue), reports that he has "...Examined line and found it in good order. Examined Bells & Tels. at all places, cleaned & renewed 3 Bat[teries]...brought in Bell from Laboratory [sic]...and put up one from Conn Ave house. The bell at Mass Ave rings weak there when you call from there, but rings strong when called from other stations. Brought in Tels from Conn Ave house and closed line on roof." In addition, this segment of the archive contains three handwritten reports detailing the route the telephone line follows and each of the connection points, with three invoices of materials and their cost used in the project. A wonderful archive of material relating to the early development of the telephone system in Washington, D.C.

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        The Fixed Period. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      William Blackwood & Sons. 1882 Half titles. Orig. maroon cloth, front boards blocked with floral device in gilt, spines lettered in gilt; spines a little faded. Small labels & stamps of the Parliament of Victoria Library. v.g.Trollope Society Catalogue 69; Sadleir 62. Originally serialised in

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        COREA: The Hermit Nation. I-Ancient and Mediaeval History. II-Political and Social. III-Modern and Recent History.

      A MAJOR COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE ON THE KOREANS New York 1882, - Scribner's. Blue cloth, very good, 462p.,index, bibliography, 26 b.w. photos, 21 illustrations, colorcolor fold out map, bookplate, crisp copy.FIRST EDITION RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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