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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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        [EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF SERVICE REPORTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS, BOTH PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT, FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF THE BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY]

      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 "...claims the exclusive right to use, or to license others to use, speaking telephones....Suits are pending...in 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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        L'ESCRIME A L'ELYSEE - SILHOUETTES DES TIREURS. / EXEMPLAIRE N°10 / 100 ET SIGNATURE DE L'AUTEUR.

      ATELIER DE REPRODUCTIONS ARTISTIQUES 1882 - R320074148: 4 pages + 38 gravures en noir hors texte sous serpente - EXEMPLAIRE N° 10 / 100 et SIGNEE PAR L'AUTEUR. / 1er plat desolidarisé. Interieur satisfaisant. 3 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES dont la nomenclature des portraits. PREFACE DE A. TAVERNIER / PORTRAIT DE L'AUTEUR PAR CAROLUS DURAN. In-Folio Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 94.4-Editions numérotées [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rhopalocera Malayana: a description of the Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula.

      - London, the author, (&) Penang, D. Logan, 1882-1886. 4to (310 x 245mm). pp. xvi, (4), 481, (1, errata), (6, description of plates), with 46 chromo-lithographic plates. Contemporary red half morocco, richly gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments. A splendidly produced work on the butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. The beautiful chromo-lithographed plates are by Horace Knight. Alfred Russel Wallace comments about the first part in the 4 May 1882 issue of 'Nature' as follows: 'We have received the first part of this handsome work, in which it is proposed to describe and figure all the species of butterflies which inhabit the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Penang and Singapore. Forty-four coloured figures of butterflies are given in this part, occupying four plates of large quarto size: and they are most admirably executed in chromo-lithography. Some of the figures, indeed, are hardly to be distinguished from good hand-colouring. The descriptions are full and careful, and much judgment is shown in using, as far as possible, old and well-established names, and in rejecting needless sub-divisions of the genera. It is expected that the work will be completed in six or seven parts, forming a handsome quarto volume; and we trust that the author may obtain numerous subscribers in our wealthy colonies of Singapore and Penang, as well as at home, to encourage him to complete the work in the same full and careful manner as he has commenced it'.William Lucas Distant's (1845-1922) passion for natural history began to develop during a whaling voyage with his father in 1867. He paid 2 lengthy visits to Transvaal publishing in 1900-11 his 'Insecta Travaaliensis'. He was employed by the Trustees of the Natural History Museum at S. Kensington to rearrange their extensive collections of Rhynchota. A mint copy of this rare book.Nissen ZBI, 1114. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon.

      - Calcutta, Central Press Co., 1882-1890. 3 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 155mm). pp. xv, 1162, with 32 (3 chromo- ) lithographic plates and many figures in the text. Contemporary brown half calf, gilt ornamented spines with gilt lettering. A descriptive handbook of all the known species of Rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that region. Notices of allied species occuring in the neighbouring countries along the border are given also. George Frederick Leycester Marshall (1843-1934) was a Colonel in the Indian Army. He was a naturalist interested in the birds and butterflies of India. Marshall described several new species of butterflies, along with Lionel de Nicéville, and discovered the White-tailed Iora, sometimes referred to as Marshall's Iora. An attractively bound copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Henry James"), to publisher James Osgood

      1882. 1 p. pen and ink on blue laid paper, with ink stamp of James R. Osgood & Co. Laid on to larger sheet, some foxing and faint creasing from prior folds. 1 p. pen and ink on blue laid paper, with ink stamp of James R. Osgood & Co. James gives the go-ahead to his American publisher, "I have got your letter which suits me exactly. Please go ahead. Yours truly, Henry James." James is possibly referring to Daisy Miller: A Comedy or The Siege of London, both of which Osgood published in 1883.

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        Giornale per i bambini 1881 - 1882 - 1883.

      Raccolta di 22 fascicoli su 26 che contengono in PRIMA EDIZIONE i capitoli di Pinocchio, in seguito pubblicato in volume da Paggi nel 1883. 8 fascicoli del 1881, 16 del 1882 , 2 del 1883. Alcuni fascicoli sono un po? sciupati. Manca metà pagina del fascicolo n. 1 del 1881 ma è completo il capitolo di Pinocchio. Nel  n. 7 del 1881 manca il capitolo di Pinocchio.  Mancano 3 fascicoli del 1882 (7, 9, 10) ed un fascicolo del 1883 (n.3). Axs

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        Directory for the Navigation of the Indian Ocean, with De scriptions of the Coasts, Islands, Etc., A

      White Lotus 1882 - Directory for the Navigation of the Indian Ocean, with De scriptions of the Coasts, Islands, Etc., A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commenti al codice di procedura penale per il Regno d'Italia

      F.lli Bocca 1882-1884, Torino - - 555 702 597 664 758 492 536 300 p. 8 voll in-8 m.pelle cordonata coeva titoli oro

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        TERTIARY HISTORY OF THE GRAND CAÑON DISTRICT [with:] ATLAS TO ACCOMPANY THE MONOGRAPH ON THE TERTIARY HISTORY OF THE GRAND CAÑON DISTRICT

      Washington: Co. of New York (for the Government Printing Office)], 1882. Text and atlas in original cloth bindings, gilt, neatly rebacked, original cloth laid down. Corners bumped. Contents leaf and left sheet of first double-page map (Geological Map) with small tear in lower left corner, but with no loss of text or map image. Faint tideline in upper edge of latter half of the maps in the atlas volume, not intruding into the image. "One of the grandest publications of the scientific expeditions in the American West...[depicting] the Grand Canyon in a series of magnificent panoramas" - CREATING AMERICA. The work includes illustrations by arguably the two greatest American topographical artists to record this era of westward expansion: William Holmes and Thomas Moran. The atlas includes eight beautifully executed maps of the region on twelve sheets, as well as the ten sheets of views. The views include a number of images that are designed to form larger continuous panoramas. The greatest of these is Holmes' view from Point Sublime in the Kaibab: the three chromolithographed sheets (numbered XVI-XVII), if joined, would form a single panoramic view with an image area measuring approximately 17 by 90 inches. It is interesting to note that the first of these sheets includes what may be a self-portrait and portrait, respectively, of Holmes and Dutton: two figures are visible at the edge of the canyon, one is seated and clearly sketching (Holmes), while the second figure bends down to examine his companion's work (Dutton). William Goetzmann calls W.H. Holmes "the greatest artist- topographer and man of many talents that the West ever produced...his artistic technique was like no other's. He could sketch panoramas of twisted mountain ranges, sloping monoclines, escarpments, plateaus, canyons, fault blocks, and grassy meadows that accurately depicted hundreds of miles of terrain. They were better than maps and better than photographs because he could get details of stratigraphy that light and shadow obscured from the camera...his illustrations for Dutton's TERTIARY HISTORY OF THE GRAND CANON DISTRICT are masterpieces of realism and draftsmanship as well as feats of imaginative observation." The team assembled to carry out this geological survey of the Grand Canyon included some outstanding talents: scientist C.E. Dutton, photographer Jack Hilliers, and Holmes and Moran as artist-topographers. The intention of the survey was strictly scientific, but as Dutton writes in his preface: "I have in many places departed from the severe ascetic style which has become conventional in scientific monographs." This is also true of Moran and Holmes, as both were clearly inspired by their subjects. The overall result is of a quality that would not be possible today. As Wallace Steiner wrote in his introduction to the 1977 reprint: "Later specialization has eliminated from scientific publications most of the elements that make the TERTIARY HISTORY so charming. No report written as this one is written would now be published by any government bureau. No illustrators like Moran and Holmes would be permitted to illustrate it....A great book...the TERTIARY HISTORY has kept its value precisely because it does not specialize.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Weimar , 23. IV. 1882. - 1 S. 8vo. Doppelblatt. An den Musikdirektor Rudolf Herfurth in Lausanne, dem er für die günstige Aufführung und Aufnahme seines Christus-Oratoriums unter dessen Leitung in Lausanne dankt „Freudig überrascht durch ihre so wohlwollenden Zeilen, die mir die günstige Aufführung und Aufnahme in Lausanne des ,Christus Oratorium’ unter ihrer Leitung [ ]" .

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        [Original Artwork]

      [London], [n.d.]. Fine. 5 1/2?" x 3 3/8?". Black ink on blank commercial postcard, dat- ed ?"6-25-50?" to verso. From the collection of the eminent art his- torian and author Ladislas Segy. Faint mounting residue to verso. Else fine. Guided by an entity she named ?"Myninterest,?" London housewife and spiritualist Madge Gill (1882?- 1961) began making art in 1919, and thereafter created hundreds of automatic, Dada-esque draw- ings, predominantly ink (from the postcard size here to long rolls of muslin). It has been suggested that Gill used her drawing to com- municate with her children, two of which died in infancy. She was a favorite of many outsider art proponents, including Jean Dubuffet, and Gill was a subject in Com- pagnie de l?'Art Brut?'s classic monograph series.

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        Sermones de sanctis et de commune sanctorum [Sermons for the Sanctorale and for the Common of Saints]; Speculum Beatae Virginis Mariae [Mirror of the Blessed Virgin Mary]; decorated medieval manuscript on parchment with an intact medieval chained binding

      BOOK DESCRIPTION: DECORATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN ON VELLUM, Austria (Vienna?) or Southern Germany, c. 1275-1300. 182 x 127 mm. 190 folios, complete (collation, i-xix10), written in a rapid Gothic hand with cursive influence in two columns of thirty-two to thirty-seven lines (justification, 141-143 x 96-100 mm.), parchment ruled in brown ink, quire signatures, guide notes for rubrication, red rubrics, capitals and names of cited authorities stroked in red, rhymed phrases underlined in red, red paraphs, two- to three-line plain red initials, two-line red initial with pen flourishing in red (f. 131v), occasional scribal corrections and marginalia. BINDING: Fifteenth-century blind-tooled and -stamped red calf with eight engraved and bossed cornerpieces, intact fore-edge clasp, and chain hasp with intact chain, with two manuscript fragments serving as front flyleaf and lower pastedown. Chained libraries were a late medieval solution to the problem of providing access to needed books in an institution, while at the same time preventing theft, and we can assume many late medieval volumes were once chained. Most, however, have been rebound, or survive without the chain and other metalwork, and intact chained bindings such as this one are uncommon. TEXT: This extensive collection includes more than one hundred sermons from the Sermones de sanctis et de communi sanctorum of the early Franciscan writer, Conrad of Saxony (d. 1279), together with his very popular text, the Speculum beatae Mariae virginis, all copied not long after their composition. This is, however, not simply a copy of Conrad?'s sermon cycle, since some of his sermons are omitted, and six sermons by contemporary Dominican authors (Martinus Polonus, Aldobrandinus de Calvacantibus, and Antonius Azaro de Parma), as well as eight sermons by unidentified authors were also included. It seems likely this is an example of a re-working of Conrad?'s texts for a Dominican audience, who would have prized it as a preaching aid and for its pronounced Marian focus. Marginal annotations attest to the early use of these sermons, most likely by preachers. PROVENANCE: Written in Southern Germany or Austria at the end of the thirteenth century, as suggested by evidence of spelling, script, and decoration. Belonged to the Dominican house attached to the Church of St. Maria Rotunda in Vienna, as indicated by two fifteenth-century inscriptions; here it was probably part of the house?'s chained library. Belonged to a Dominican convent at Kosiče, in present-day Slovakia, as indicated by a sixteenth-century(?) inscription. Belonged to Maurice Burrus (1882-1959), Alsatian philatelist; his ex libris on the front pastedown. CONDITION: Slight rust stains and corrosion in the outer margins of ff. 184-188, margins trimmed away, overall in good condition. Full description and photographs available (TM 767).

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        BLOOD-MONEY.

      F. J. Walker & Co., 1882., 1882. First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth stamped in black, titled in gold gilt and with a pictorial design of bags of money in gold on the front cover, floral decorated endpapers, v [blank], 7-237 pp. The author's first novel, an indictment of the conduct of California railroad companies which were forcing settlers off their land, based on the Mussel Slough Tragedy. This tragedy was a dispute over land titles between settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad that took place on May 11, 1880 on a farm located 5.6 miles northwest of Hanford, California, in the central San Joaquim Valley, leaving seven people dead. The exact history of the incident has been the source of some disagreement, largely because popular anti-railroad sentiment in the 1880s made the incident to be a clear example of corrupt and cold-blooded corporate greed. Morrow was a San Francisco based author, a mentor and contemporary of Ambrose Bierce, whose stories mostly appeared in Bay area journals, and his tales astounded and fascinated readers in old San Francisco. He is best known for his collection of weird and macabre stories titled THE APE THE IDIOT & OTHER PEOPLE. Very light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners, else a very good copy of a very scarce book.

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        Memoires du Marquis de Sourches, sur le Regne de Louis XIV, 13 Vols.: Vol. 1- Vol. 13 (covering Septembre 1681 through Decembre 1712)

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1882-93, Paris - Thirteen volumes, complete, published 1882-93. Large octavos measuring approximately 7 x 10.5 in. / 18 x 26.5 cm (perhaps large paper edition), all vols. bound in recent bright cherry calf-backed patterned boards gilt titles on spines, clean unmarked text, Very Good volumes, light foxing or off-setting to the pages, some pages with a bit of edgewear, vol. 3 with a touch of discoloration to the leather spine. Text in French. A handsome set, uncommon complete like this. This large set might require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Original Artwork]

      [London], [n.d.]. Fine. 5 1/2” x 3 3/8”. Black ink on blank commercial postcard, dat- ed “6-25-50” to verso. From the collection of the eminent art his- torian and author Ladislas Segy. Faint mounting residue to verso. Else fine. Guided by an entity she named “Myninterest,” London housewife and spiritualist Madge Gill (1882– 1961) began making art in 1919, and thereafter created hundreds of automatic, Dada-esque draw- ings, predominantly ink (from the postcard size here to long rolls of muslin). It has been suggested that Gill used her drawing to com- municate with her children, two of which died in infancy. She was a favorite of many outsider art proponents, including Jean Dubuffet, and Gill was a subject in Com- pagnie de lÂ’Art BrutÂ’s classic monograph series.

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        THE FIXED PERIOD: A NOVEL.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1882 - Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-vi] [1] 2-200; [i-vi] [1] 2-203 [204: blank], original decorated burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top and fore edges untrimmed, bottom edge trimmed, blue green coated endpapers. First edition. Trollope's only science fiction novel, originally published as a serial in BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE, October 1881 -- March 1882. "The oddest item in all Trollope's fiction. THE FIXED PERIOD is set in the future republic of Britannula, an island off Australia. The president has decreed that all citizens reaching the age of sixty-seven are to enter a 'college.' There, they will be prepared for death at age sixty-eight. (Trollope was sixty- seven when he wrote the story and died five months before his sixty-eighth birthday.) The first candidate for this euthanasia, Gabriel Crasweller, loses his enthusiasm for the 'fixed period' scheme as his own term approaches. Rescue is provided by the British navy, which returns Britannula to the rational rule of the Empire. Critics have sneered at the poverty of science fiction imagination in this work. But the story is a nice reworking of Trollope's THE WARDEN (1855) where the elderly inhabitants of Hiram's Hospital are prepared for death in more traditional fashion." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, 227-8. "The story is rambling, as is usual with Trollope, and uneconomical. The vision of principles through a distorted character is only partly successful. Scholars of Trollope do not regard the novel very highly, perhaps because it is different from what one expects of the author, but THE FIXED PERIOD is by no means discreditable and is entertaining." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2203. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 10. 188-9. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1241. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214 and A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume 3, p. 176. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1110. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 68. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14249. Sadleir (Trollope) 62 (p. 124). NCBEL III 884. Not in Wolff. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, labels removed from front cover of each volume, private owner's bookplate on front paste-down of each volume and also one on the verso of the front free endpaper of volume one, number 815 in a circle in red pencil a the top right corner of each title page, a good, sound copy with tight and generally clean interior. A late, rare Trollope. (#130740) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Selections from the Poetry of Robert Herrick

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1882. With drawings by Edwin A. Abbey. 1 vols. 4to. Specially bound by Abbey in vellum with hand lettering in red and black, and with a small initialed portrait drawing of Laura Epps (Alma-Tadema) to whom the work is inscribed. Toned, rubbed, and with joints splitting; all edges trimmed and gilt, joint split between half-title and blank. Laid into a half green morocco slipcase and chemise. Abbey, Edwin A. With drawings by Edwin A. Abbey. 1 vols. 4to. In a unique binding and inscribed and signed by Abbey, "For Mrs. Alma Tadema - with the sincere regards of Edwin A. Abbey, March 1889." The sweet little bust portrait of her on the cover shows her in a flowered hat and double strand of pearls and measures 2 1/4 square inches, slightly smudged in a few areas of border. Laura Epps, second and much beloved wife of the Victorian painter, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, was a fine painter in her own right and was often used as a model for her husband's work, The Women of Amphissa (1887) among them. The couple were close with Abbey, one of the key figures of the "golden age" of American illustration, and he inscribed this to her the year after publication.

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        Hulda. Marche et airs de Ballet. Transcription a 2 pianos. Autograph musical manuscript signed and dated November 18, 1889

      - Franck began his opera Hulda in 1882 and finished it in 1885. Its first performance was given posthumously on March 8, 1894 at Monte Carlo. The opera is based on a Scandinavian legend with text by Ch. Grandmougin after a dramatization by Bjornson. It was not published until 1894, at which time it was issued by Choudens in Paris. Even though Hulda did not premiere until after Franck's death, the Marche and Airs de Ballet from the opera were performed earlier and quite well received. In a letter to Vincent d'Indy (one of Franck's students) written from Antwerp on August 14, 1885 Franck wrote: "I want to tell you that at a concert here your `Chevanchee du Cid' was played perfectly, and had a great success.You were in the same company as your master, whose march and ballet music from `Hulda' were warmly applauded." D'Indy: César Franck, p. 246.The same music from Hulda was also performed at the Franck Festival on January 30th 1887 at the Cirque d'Hiver. It would appear, moreover, that of the entire opera the ballet music was closest to Franck's heart. Again, quoting from d'Indy: "At the same time he almost took the bit between his teeth (forgive the trite expression) at one moment while composing Hulda; but it is remarkable that it was the ballet that carried him away from the first, and that was still symphonic music. He wrote this ballet without pause or break, at the same time as a prologue, which does not appear in the score as it now stands, having been replaced, no one knows why, by an epilogue. One evening in the autumn of 1882, when Henri Duparc and I called to see him, he came to meet us, flushed and very much excited, and fired off these words at us, which can only be really appreciated by those who knew "Father" Franck: "I think the ballet of Hulda is a very good bit of work; I am very pleased with it. I have just been playing it over to myself, and - I even danced it!" ibid p. 179. Folio. 35, [ii] (blank), 36-61 pp. 345 x 270 mm. Wrappers with attractive calligraphic titling to upper. Notated in black ink on 14 hand-ruled staves per page. Occasional corrections; significant rewriting of two bars on page 42; additional markings in red crayon and pencil. Wrappers slightly worn and torn at edges. Minor internal wear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates taken from the Plates of Nephi

      Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News Company, Printers and Publishers, 1882. Leather bound. 622pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Full black leather with raised bands. Title, bands and floral design gilt stamped on the backstrip. Decorative gilt stamping to boards with name at center of front board. Very good. Gentle rubbing to extremities (more so at corners) Front free endsheet missing Flake/Draper 619.

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        [Poster]. Alex. Caufman as Eugene Lazare in "Life's Mistake

      New York: H.A. Thomas Lith. Studio, 112 Fourth Ave. New York, 1882. A very good copy (about B+) with some tears, abrasions, creasing, and staining along right margin, light foxing in the image; a few pin holes in top corners; advertising banner affixed to bottom edge.. 1 sheet. Banner at bottom reads "Fulton Opera House! One night only" Wednesday April 19." Henry Atwell Thomas (1834-1904) was an American artist, portrait painter, and lithographer, his firm working until 1887 under the name "H.A. Thomas Lith. Studio" (at 865 Broadway, N.Y. until 1882, then at 112 Broadway) until 1887 when it became "H. A. Thomas & Wylie Lithography Co." Thomas was best known for his theatrical portraits, including a portrait of Edwin Booth. Alexander Caufman was the stage name for Alexander Kaufmann, an actor and dramatist in New York. He wrote "Lazare; A Life's Mistake." copywriting it in 1881 and taking it on the road: "The play abounds in striking situations and is at times very pathetic. Love, hate and jealousy are clearly depicted. Caufman as Eugene Lazare surprised and delighted the audience. He is an actor who is destined to make his mark in the profession. But the best of it all was that the principal character was well sustained by the excellent acting of the other players. The costumes were rich and beautiful and very much admired by the fair sex. The Comedy element was the source of much amusement and kept the audience in a roar," (Albany Journal). Of the original play, we could locate no copies. The Library of Congress has large holdings of Henry Atwell Thomas' work, but we could not locate this poster there nor in any other online library catalogues or theatrical poster collections.

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        La Vega. Viaggio di scoperta del passaggio Nord - Est tra l'Asia e l'Europa. Narrata dal barone A. E. Nordenskjold capo della spedizione. Volume primo. Col ritratto dell'autore 206 incisioni e 10 carte. ( - Secondo con 262 incisioni e 8 carte )

      Fratelli Treves editori 1882 In 4, pp. XVI + 384 con 1 ritr. dell'aut., 7 carte  f. t. (alcune piu' volte ripiegate) e centinaia di ill. n. t. anche a piena p.; XII + 356 + (4) con 2 carte f. t. (piu' volte ripiegate, la prima cm. 136 x 31 + margg.) e centinaia di ill. n. t. anche a piena p. M. pl. coeva con scritte al d. normali fioriture per il resto ottimo esemplare. Ed. orig. italiana della relazione di quella che e' considerata una delle piu' importanti spedizioni esplorative del XIXo sec. A questa spedizione norvegese partecipo' l'italiano Giacomo Bove come idrografo della spedizione. La Vega parti' de Tromso il 21 luglio 1878, il 19 agosto raggiunse il Capo Celjuskin, la piu' alta latitudine del continente asiatico. Si diresse poi a Est e superato lo stretto di Laptev, venne fermata dai ghiacci, il 29 settembre 1878. L'equipaggio fu cosi' costretto a svernare per 294 giorni, costruendosi un riparo di fortuna ed eseguendo molte rilevazioni scientifiche. Il 20 luglio 1879 la nave pote' ripartire e il 2 settembre raggiunse Yokohama. ITA

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        POÉSIES DIVERSES DU CARDINALE DE BERNIS

      A. Quantin, Paris 1882 - The Only Copy Printed on Vellum, from the Furstenberg Collection. 206 x 140 mm (8 1/8 x 5 1/2"). xxxii, 247 pp., [1] leaf (colophon). With a bio-bibliographical notice by Fernand Drujon. UNIQUE COPY ON VELLUM, printed for M. A. Werlé. Pleasing burgundy Jansenist crushed morocco by Canape et Corriez (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in, dated 1930 on rear turn-in), raised bands, turn-ins richly gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt on the rough. Decorative head- and tail-pieces throughout and eight engraved plates, comprised of a frontispiece portrait in four states (one on vellum, three on paper) and an allegorical vignette, also in four states. Verso of front free endpaper with ex libris of Jean Furstenberg. Two small dark spots to upper cover, a couple of leaves with naturally occurring minor discoloration to vellum, but A FINE COPY--especially clean, fresh, and bright internally, and in a lustrous, unworn binding. Given its illustrious provenance and its singular status as the only copy printed on vellum, this is a quintessentially bibliophilic copy of the poems of French cleric and diplomat Cardinal François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis (1715-94). Admired as a witty epigrammist at the court of Louis XV, where Madame de Pompadour presided, Bernis composed poems on such conventional themes as love and the natural world, but also verses contemplating manners and mores, fashion, independence, and love of country. Since none of his poems was published before his death, he was not widely known as a poet during his lifetime, but, in another sphere, he performed important service to his country as France's ambassador to Rome. He provided shelter and succour there for refugees from the French Revolution, earning the papal epithet "Protector of the Church of France." The present work was printed for Count Alfred Werlé, whose father had inherited the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house from the Widow Clicquot. Alfred took over the operation in 1884 and greatly expanded the Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin vineyards. The volume subsequently passed into the library of the great collector Jean (or Hans) Furstenberg (1890-1982), who put together one of the finest collections of 18th century books ever assembled. In 1974 the Furstenberg collection was sold en bloc to Dr. Otto Schäfer, whose marvelous library had already become distinguished for its fine and historic bindings. UNIQUE COPY ON VELLUM, printed for M. A. Werlé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pensées d'une solitaire précédées d'une Autobiographie EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1882. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1882, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on strong vellum, with 3 single draw vellum and 150 Holland paper. Binding blue half morocco with corners, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, elegant contemporary binding signed Levasseur. Illustrated book an engraved frontispiece. Bibliophile stamp printed by way of bookplates. Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaire sur Chine, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, élégante reliure de l'époque signée de Pagnant. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.  

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        SIMMERBERG. "Panorama von Simmerberg und Umgebung von der 'Burg' aus gesehen". Großes Panorama von Oberleute und Simmerberg mit der Bergkette der Allgäuer Alpen von Stuiben, Hochgrat, Hörnle, Kreuzberg und Säntis.

      - Lithographie von F.Ant. Specht, gedruckt bei Kösel, Kempten, dat. 1882, 23 x 136 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Seltenes, im Selbstverlag von F.Ant. Specht erschienenes Panorama.

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        FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TO THE BOARD OF STATE VITICULTURAL COMMISSIONERS, FOR THE YEAR 1881.

      State Officer, J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing, Sacramento 1882 - xl, 174 pp., 2 folding plates, many engraved illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, 8.75 x 6 inches. Text consists first of Charles Wetmore's Executive report (pp. vii-xl) in which he describes the purpose and scope of the new Commission as well as findings from his own viticultural experiments and visits to grape growers throughout the state. Four Appendices contain: A - Translation of the "Practical Manual of Viticulture for the Reconstitution of Southern French Vineyards" by Pro. Gustave Foex, pp. 1-80; B - Translation of "Studies of Certain Species of Wild Vines of North America" by Prof. M. A. Millardet, pp. 81-108; C - "Bisulphide of Carbon and Sulpho-carbonates" by J. H. Wheeler, pp. 109-160; D - Second Annual Report of the Committee on Phylloxera, Vine Pests, and Diseases of the Vine, pp. 161-174. Folding frontispiece plate (printed by Bosqui) depicts an experimental vineyard with sections treated with 8 different fertilizers; the other folding plate shows a new type of injector for treating soils with carbon bisulphide. Charles Wetmore (1847-1927) first turned his attention to wine-making in 1878 when as a journalist for the Alta California newspaper he wrote an investigative report on the status of California's wine industry, which was then in a state of decline. This began an intensive study of viticulture including a trip to France to learn proven methods of grape culture, vineyard management and winemaking. He disseminated his findings through further articles in the Alta California and was instrumental in persuading the California legislature to create the State Viticultural Commission. In 1882 Wetmore started his own vineyard and winery - Cresta Blanca - in the Livermore Valley. Wetmore planted his vineyard primarily with Sauvignon blanc cuttings from Chateau d'Yqem. His first vintage (1884) was a dry white wine that he entered into the wine competition at the 1889 Paris Exposition (Exposition Universelle de 1889) taking the Grand Prize. Scarce, OCLC locates only 4 copies. Amerine & Borg 672; Chips to edges of wrappers, some loss to wrapper spine area, a few pencil markings to text, pencil notes and sketches to blank last leaf, still a presentable and stable copy of this scarce report [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CHIEF GALL, A HUNKPAPA DAKOTA INDIAN

      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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        SPECIMEN DAYS & COLLECT

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1882-83. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue n. Hardcover. mm (). 376 pp. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue. Publisher's citron cloth titled and decorated in gilt. Myerson A11.1.b2; BAL 12627. Leaves lightly browned (as no doubt in every copy because of paper stock), otherwise AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, and the binding in immaculate condition. This is an extremely well-preserved copy of the first printing of Whitman's major prose work, a collection of essays that is the most autobiographical of his books. Written in his seventh decade, "Specimen Days" looks back on his early life in New York, and spends a great deal of time on the Civil War period, examining the impact close contact with so much death had on his life and work. The second part of the book contains comments on politics and literature, as well as samples of his juvenile writings. One of the great men of American letters, Whitman (1819-92) is cited by Day as "a source of energy and inspiration, and an indicator of new ways to deal with the subtleties of spiritual truth." Copies of this work are not uncommon, but they are very rarely found in the outstanding condition seen here.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Contemporary Biography of California's Representative Men with Contributions from Distinguished Scholars and Scientists: Pacific States

      San Francisco, CA: A. L. Bancroft and Company, Publishers. Very Good+. 1882. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is a folio sized volume in a morocco leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover and spine of the book. The leather has embossed decorations, gilt rules and five raised bands on the spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some rubbing wear and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with full page plates with tissue-guards. The book includes biographies of 107 men who "represent" the Western US, specifically the West Coast including California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska; "to gather a compendium for preservation and reference the lives and portraits of those who have labored side by side in laying the foundations of human greatness upon the shores of the Pacific, is the object of this work. Included also, are essays by John Muir (the Glaciers and Snow Banners of California), John Le Conte (The Lakes of the Pacific Coast), and Caleb T. Fay (Alaska). " Includes a wonderful biography of Texas Ranger John C. "Jack" Hays (1817-1883) on page 62. Hays arrived in California in December 1849 and within five months he was elected sheriff (the first) of San Francisco. He retired in 1853 to begin his appointment as United States surveyor general of California (appointed by President Franklin Pierce) where he was one of the founders of the city of Oakland. " The essay by John Muir appears to be a first and possibly only appearance. .

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        The American Angler. Devoted to Fishing - Brook, River, Lake and Sea - Fish Culture. Volume 2, nos. 2, 5-10, 13,14, 16-20

      New York: The Angler's Publishing Company, 1882. First edition. Illustrated with woodcuts. Pp. 35-48, 65-160, 193-224, 241-320. 1 vols. Folio. Original issues. Some toning, old folds. Fine, in cloth folding box. First edition. Illustrated with woodcuts. Pp. 35-48, 65-160, 193-224, 241-320. 1 vols. Folio. A choice and representative group of issues of this important, early, and long-lived angling periodical, with contributions by the leading American and Canadian angling writers of the day, including Harris, James Henshall, Charles Hallock, et. al., and wonderfully illustrated with ads for flies, rods and reels, camping gear, etc., from dealers all over the East Coast. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Two on a Tower.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Rivington and Searle. 1882 - First Edition. 3 Volumes. 8vo. Attractively bound (circa 1920s) in full blue calf by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, with burgundy title labels and gilt decoration, combed marble endpapers, top edge gilt. The original cloth covers are bound in at the rear and all half-titles are present. A clean and exceptionally handsome set. Tipped into the prelims of volume I is a short ALS from Hardy on Athenaeum notepaper. Housed in a tailor made triple compartment marbled slipcase. 'Two on a Tower' is a a romance story set in the world of Astronomy and was classified by the author as a fantasy. It represents the author's fullest expression of his fascination with science [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KEPT IN THE DARK

      1882. A Novel. In Two Volumes. With a Frontispiece by J. E. Millais, R.A. London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. 32 pp Vol II ads dated July 1882. Original olive cloth decorated in brown and black. First Edition of this potboiler in which young Cecilia Holt's husband is "kept in the dark" regarding her prior engagement to the only man in England whom he cannot abide. This was one of Trollope's last novels (though the first of three that were published by Chatto & Windus): it was published in August or September 1882, and he had a stroke in November -- to which he succumbed five weeks later.~This is a very good set: the volumes were at some point re-cased in their original bindings (preserving the original patterned endpapers), and there is some staining and creasing; each front paste-down bears the label of W.H. Smith's subscription library (Dublin & Belfast) -- such lending libraries were the fate of most all this title's first edition copies. Yet this is nonetheless quite acceptable condition for an uncommon Trollope title (Sadleir places KEPT IN THE DARK in the second of his four "scarcity categories," and considers it one of the very scarcest of Trollope's later works); we have never had a copy approaching fine condition. Sadleir (Trollope) 65; Sadleir (XIX C) p. 382; not in Wolff.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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