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        Cetywayo and his White Neighbours; or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal

      London: Trübner & Co., , 1882. or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, device of an eight pointed star over a circle to front cover gilt, triple black rules to head and tail of front cover and spine, continuing across the back cover in blind. Spine bumped and a little rubbed, slight wear to corners, some foxing to the prelims, as usual , and some to the margins, but on the whole a very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of just 750 copies. On his return to Britain following the outbreak of the First Anglo-Boer War, Haggard had been unable to find a publisher willing to take on his "denunciation of Britain's South African policies." (ODNB) Eventually he paid Trübner £50 to put out this small run, but in confirmation of the publishing world's reticence, in two years it had sold just 154 copies. However, following the runaway success of King Solomon's Mines, the edition sold through and a second was published in 1888, reaching a fourth by 1891.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CETYWAYO AND HIS WHITE NEIGHBOURS or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal

      London: Trubner & Co. Very Good. 1882. First Edition. Hard Cover. xiii, 294pp; carefully rebacked maintaining the integrity of original green cloth spine & sides, corners a little rubbed, light foxing throughout, small inscription to title page, generally a very good copy.; 215 x 145mm .

      [Bookseller: M & A Simper Bookbinders]
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      Garnier Frères, Paris 1882 - RO40233921: 16 tomes. De 502 pages pour le tome I, à 755 pages pour le tome II. Dos fendus, avec quelques manques, et cahiers se détachant. Annotations sur les 1ers plats. Revue sur les textes originaux, comprenant outre ce qui a été publié à diverses époques les Fragments supprimés en 1813 par la censure, Les parties inédites conservées à la Bibliothèque ducale de Gotha et à l'Arsenal de Paris. Notice, Notes, Table générale par Maurice TOURNEUX. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 846-Lettres, correspondance littéraire [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1882. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell, Sr. AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED. 17 lines, 1 1/2 pages, octavo. Written from Beverly Farms, [Massachusetts], September 19th, 1882, and addressed to the writer and editor H. E. Scudder. Holmes states that he is busy making arrangements for lectures at present and "had better not make any literary side-issues at this particular time..." In a postscript he asks "Who looked over the proofs of Miss Preston's article? p. 454. 'Fons Baudusiae splendidior bibro'! I was positively scared when I saw this mangling of an everyday quotation. I am afraid somebody will get hold of it and make it a handle for abuse."

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Picturesque Canada. A Pictorial Delineation of the Beauties of Canadaian Scenery and Life

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, [1882-1885]. First edition in book form. Slight rubbing to extremities, else fine. Large quarto.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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      0, 0 - WILLY POGANY ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATION FROM ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND WILLY POGANY, (HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN 1882-1955) A STUNNING DETAILED ILLUSTRATION OF PAGE 138 ILLUSTRATION FROM ALICE'S ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND PEN AND INK ON PAPER, 4.5¿X 7¿ AND OVERALL SIZE OF 14" X 11" UNFRAMED An original FINAL detailed published illustration by Willy Pogany, done in pen and ink on paper, of the "Club" cards dragging out the offenders. This is a stunning detailed piece, showcasing Pogany's artistic talent, and would be perfect for a collector of iconic Pogany art. The illustration is signed lower left by Pogany using his initials. Touch of age toning to margins, extreme corners show slight edgewear. Otherwise in very good condition. Unframed. PROVENANCE:The art was purchased from an Auction House who was commissioned to sell several original illustrations by Willy Pogany. A copy of the original bill of sale, will be included with the piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. This piece is SIGNED by Willy Pogany lower left. The art is in great condition and would be stunning framed. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional original illustration art [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Cram's Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World

      Chicago.: Henry S. Stebbins.. Copyright 1882.. Color maps both hand colored and printed, black and white illustrations, decorative endpapers, 122pp, 14 x 12 inches, decorative gilt lettered cloth covered boards (hardbound). Front cover detached, rear hinge starting to split but still attached, covers soiled and rubbed exposing edges of boards, front free endpaper loose, slight insect damage to right margin of title page, short tear to lower left edge of first few pages, toning to Table of Contents page from newspaper article adhered to verso of title page, occasional soiling to outer margins of some pages (not affecting image areas). There is a tear to the lower centrefold of two maps: Alabama etc and the map of Dakota and Manitoba. Overall, a well preserved copy of a scarce volume. This is an interesting transitional atlas from the heyday of the atlas with handcolored plates to the printed color atlas. The maps appear to have been printed with the wax engraved process, with the resulting loss of clarity compared to the engraved atlases of the earlier nineteenth century, but the handcolored maps of the states are decorative and detailed. These, each with decorative oval cartouche title, are titled "New Railroad and County Map..." of: New York; Pennsylvannia, New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland; Virginia & West Virginia; North Carolina; Alabama, Georgia, Sth. Carolina & Northern Florida; Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi (interestingly there is a single page printed color map of Florida on the verso of this double page map); Indian Territory and Northern Part of Texas; Southern Part of Texs (sic) with inset of Western Part of Texas; Kentucky & Tennessee; Michigan & Wisconsin; Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Minnesota; Dakota and Manitoba; Wyoming; Montana and Northern Idaho; Utah; Southern Part of Idaho; Oregon and Washington Territory; New Mexico; Northern California and Nevada; Alaska; Southern California and Arizona. Other maps are printed color. All double page maps are tipped in; most of the maps are double sided. There are also illustrations of Flags of All Nations, Animal and Vegetable Life of the Different Zones, Races of Man, a map of the Solar System, statistics on Comparative Wealth of States, Population & Area information, plus portraits of U.S. Presidents. .

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        Sir Wilfrid Lawson's local option speech in Mid-Lothian : The Alcoholic Controversy from Fraser's Magazine; Local Option Speeches by Sir Charles Tupper; The Gothenburg Licensing System Lecture by Bailie Lewis [Temperance Tract]

      Edinburgh :, Glasgow :, Manchester :, London : John Menzies & Co., Scottish Permissive Bill Association, United Kingdom Alliance, U. K. A. Auxiliary, 1882. 1st Edition. Description. : Various recorded speeches on temperance in various paginations ; 21 cm. Sir Wilfrid Lawson's local option speech in Mid-Lothian : delivered in the Synod Hall of the United Presbyterian Church, Edinburgh, December 12th, 1881; Local Option Speeches by Sir Charles Tupper; The Gothenburg Licensing System Lecture by Bailie Lewis; How the church alone can save the nation from the curse and consequences of the drinking system by the late Rev. Henry Gale etc, etc. Subjects: Subject: Licence system - Great Britain. Local option - Great Britain. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked half leather over buckram cloth with raised bands and gilt-blocked title 'Tracts' located near top of spine. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        L'Oeuvre secrète

      La Vue, Paris 1882 - Emboîtage in-folio à l'italienne ( 310x390 mm ) pleine suétine bleu nuit, titre doré sur dos et 1er plat.Avec son carton d'emballage d'origine.Exempalire n° 775, un des 900 de l'édition originale.Préface de Frédéric Dard. 6 pages.44 planches en noir.1 planche en couleurs. Curiosa. Caricature

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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      London & New York, George Routledge & Sons, 1882.. FIRST EDITION 1882 (title page states "Copyright 1882 by J.L. Blamire"). 4to, 320 x 250 mm, 12¾ x 10 inches, red cloth spine, colour illustrated upper board, pale green and white pictorially patterned lower board, 60 of 64 pages including half title, title and all plates. 16 full page coloured plates plus 4 double page coloured plates as required, 21 of 23 black and white plates plus 2 of 3 double page black and white plates (i.e. lacking 1 double page black and white and 2 single black and whites, 43-46). Illustrations lithographed and printed in colours by Wemple & Co. Art Lithiographers, New York. Illustrations signed "Kelly" and attributed in Osborne II to R. Talbot Kelly. Superb exciting lively pictures: wild animals, human cannonball, tight rope, Punch and Judy, dexterous dogs, prancing horses, dancing bears, amazing acrobatics, trapeze artists, chariot race, clowns, lion tamer. 5 pages of verse text and a verse under most of the single plates, page 63 is a list of the contents. The book is DISBOUND from the covers, some pages were loose and have been neatly stuck back by a previous owner. The spine is worn at head and tail, with a small repair at head, small split to upper hinge just below head, corners and board edges worn with cardboard showing at tips, small piece of surface paper missing at all corners, very little chipping to surface at fore-edge of upper cover, both free endpapers missing, diagonal crease across upper corner of title page and double page plate following, 80 mm (3¼") from corner tip, another small one to lower corners of same pages, minute margin corner tip missing on first 3 leaves, double coloured plates slightly grazed at centrefold due to adhesion (pages 4-5: 95 x 4 mm wide, 3¾" x 3/10"; 28-29: 35 x 2 mm, 1½" x 1/8"; 15-37: 30 x 3 mm, 1" x 3/10"; 52-52: 20 x 12 mm, ¾" x ½"), single black and white plate page 51 is soiled all over as though dropped in mud, illustration still clearly visible, the facing black and white plate has a little faint browning offset, pages 51/52 and 53/54 have been slightly trimmed in the margins and 6 small closed tears to edges have been neatly repaired, some just slightly entering the image, the double page coloured plate 52-53 has a little light brown staining offset from page 51, and text page 54 also has a few small light brown marks, 1 double page black and white partly split on centrefold, small closed tear to lower margin of 3 pages, neatly mended, 65 mm (2½") closed tear to fore-edge of 1 coloured plate, neatly repaired with very slight loss, occasional tiny spot or pale fingermark to margins. A defective copy of a wonderful scarce circus book (lacking 1 double and 2 single black and white plates as noted). Osborne Volume II, page 625; and in Toole Stott, Circus and Allied Arts, Volume III, No. 4537: "A delightful and important juvenile, presenting many wellknown circus acts popular at the time". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. Edited with a Biographical Essay by Leslie Stephen

      London:: Smith, Elder & Co,. 1882.. 10 volume set, one of 250 copies for sale in the USA, being copy number 32. With illustrations by William Small. (illustrator). 4to, each volume between 400-700 pages. Contemporary full tan tree calf , spine in six compartments, with an art nouveau floral design within raised bands. Gilt inner and outer dentelles. Marbled endpapers, edges speckled, with silk bookmarks. Spine labels in red & burgundy. Spine ends a little worn, vol 2 spine with a faint vertical crack, but overall

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1882. Original gilt-tooled leather binding with inner dentelles, all edges gilt. 904pp. Includes 84 tipped-in double page color maps (21" x 15") and 24 single page color maps (15" x 11") as well as many colored statistical diagrams, complete 1880 census data and several specialized indexes, including GENERAL INDEX OF RAILROADS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA...INCLUDING, ALSO, OLD NAMES OF ROADS, WITH REFERENCES TO THE PRESENT NAMES..., as well as historical, statistical and descriptive matter relative to each country and state. A thorough and exhaustive compendium of the geographical knowledge of the time. Large pieces of the leather spine covering are missing and the hinges have been repairedd, but the binding is otherwise sound and stabilized and functional. There are one or two worm holes in the top margin of about 200 pages, but it is in the top margin and does not affect either the text or the map images. One map has a small repaired tear. The contents are otherwise fine, clean and bright and fascinating, and overall a very good and rare volume. Very heavy, so some extra shipping for priority or international orders.. 3rd Edition. Full-Leather. Collectible-Very Good/No Jacket. 15 1/2" X 12 1/2".

      [Bookseller: Adams & Adams - Booksellers]
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        Vera: or, The Nihilists

      [New York: privately printed for the author,], 1882. A Drama in a Prologue and Four Acts. Octavo. Original grey-blue wrappers printed in black. Housed in a purple cloth slipcase and chemise. Interleaved with blank leaves as issued. Wrappers a little rubbed and tanned, closed tear to lower joint, small chip from corner of upper wrapper. A very good copy. First American edition, the second overall and the sole lifetime edition to print the complete text. Vera - Wilde's first play - is one of the legendary rarities in modern literature. First issued in an unprocurable edition in 1880, the work was then revised by Wilde, who added an entirely new prologue; it is this version which was printed for the production copies in New York in 1882. This printing, important in its own right, is known in only a handful of copies and represents the earliest procurable dramatic text by the most important English language dramatist of the century.

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        Old Coaching Days & The Coaching Age (2 Volumes)

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1882/1885. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Sturgess, John. A two volume set, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliff to match as a set. Volume I: viii, 279, 12 plates. Volume II: viii, 468 pp. 16 plates. 8vo. Full red leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Brown leather patch titles with compartments between bands decorated with intricate gold tooling, horses head profile in top and bottom compartment, horseshoe and a bridle in the remaining two. Three gold line borders surround front and rear boards, gold lines on board edges; gold dentelle borders to pastedowns with marbled endpapers. Light scuffing to foot of boards, touch of wear at head of each spine. Interiors clean and crisp with original cloth covers bound in at rear of each volume. Illustrations by John Sturgess. Volume I has a four spots on base of frontispiece plate.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Venice, 16. I. 1882. - 8vo. 2½ pp. Telling his unnamed correspondent that he is unable to send a copy of "Die Balearen in Wort und Bild" for the complete number of copies had been sold.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Under the Sunset

      London: Sampson, Low, Marsten et al, 1882. First Edition. Parchment. Very Good Minus. Fitzgerald, W. And Cockburn, W.V.. Fitzgerald, W. And Cockburn, W.V. First Edition. Parchment. INSCRIBED BY STOKER. Stoker's first book and uncommon. A presentation copy, inscribed 'The Sick Children with the authors love/January 1882.' Presumably inscribed as a donation to a hospital or charity. Evidence that the receiving children read the book (or at least the beginning) can be found within the margins where page numbers written in a childish script can still be seen. These markings only appear on the first 10 pages and are written in pencil.Covers and spine are moderately soiled, with gilt and red lettering and borders. This book has been expertly rebacked with new endpages. This restoration is barely perceptible as the material used is an exact match and the 'new' endpages are contemporary to the publishing date. The text is overall clean and bright with paper just slightly yellowed with age. There are occasional smudge & pencil marks which are explained below. Still a nice copy of a work which usually turns up in very poor condition. LIT/082104.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        McKenney's Pacific Coast Directory for 1883-4 Giving Name, Business, and Address of Business and Professional Men of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and New Mexico. Together with Sketches

      San Francisco.: L.M. McKenney & Co.. 12- 1882.. 2 inserted advertising leaves one with black and white foldout view, small black and white illustrations in text, (xlviii)-1489 pp, index to advertisers, 9 x 6 inches, advertising paper covered boards with leather spine. Covers rubbed, text block cracked at p.952 and p.1017 but text block is still tight, very good condition. The title continues: "together with Sketches of the Different Towns, Giving Location, Population, Etc. Complete Alphabetical Lists of 3,000 Cities and Towns. Over 35,000 Names." A fascinating and thorough compendium of business activities in the western Pacific states. The foldout advertisement for Santa Clara College features a "Birdseye View of Santa Clara College" (image 5 x 8 1/2 inches) with legend listing 21 places and fees. Extensive business listings for all states, plus pages of advertisements for many businesses listed, making it an invaluable resource for researchers of Western U.S. history. A scarce publication, only listed in two United States libraries. .

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      New York: Colton & Co., 1882.. Folding map, two sheets together measuring 30 x 62 1/4 inches, with full period color. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      1882. London: Wm. Isbister, 1882. Original sage green cloth decorated in black. First Edition of this collection of five short stories, published in December 1881. In addition to the title story, they are "The Lady of Launay," "Christmas at Thompson Hall," "The Telegraph Girl" and "Alice Dugdale." Curiously, there is also a two-volume Isbister edition of this book (though with continuous pagination), yet this single volume edition is earlier. Since Trollope had wanted the book to be published in one volume only, but then died a year later, Sadleir hypothesizes that Isbister grabbed the opportunity of issuing left-over copies of the book at a two-volume price now that its author could no longer complain.~This copy is in sage green cloth, which is the color most often (though not frequently!) encountered; copies were also bound in blue and in scarlet, without priority. This is a very good-plus copy -- minor wear at the lower extremities, and a trace of soil on the front cover. Sadleir places FRAU FROHMANN in the upper half of Trollope's books in terms of scarcity, and in fact this is only the third copy (and first green one) that we have handled. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 61.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        A Pictorial History of the World's Great Nations, from the Earliest Dates to the Present Time - [Volumes 1-3]

      New York, S. Hess [C1882-], 1882. 1st Edition. Description: v. Fronts. , illus. , plates, ports. 29 cm. Paged continuously. Subjects: World history. Greece--History--Juvenile literature. Rome--History--Juvenile literature. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked full dark Morocco leather. Raised bands; spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall.

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        Dzierzon's Rational Bee-Keeping:

      London, Houlston, 1882. 1st English transl. from the German of 1878.. HARDBACK, recent full calf, with original printed card covers bound in, pages: xvi, 350, (vi) - adverts., many illustrations, includes a calendar, 122mm x 183mm (4.75" x 7.25"), former owner's name on original front cover, some light spotting to half-title, preliminaries, adverts. at rear and lightly on some other pages, original covers are marked and chipped at edges, light inactive worming affecting upper margin of 4 leaves, otherwise a very fine copy. Very scarce. Later copies with 'second thousand' on title-page dated 1882 appear to be identical. British Bee Books 365. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library.

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        The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Thirty-nine volumes

      San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1882-1890. 39 volumes; illustrated, numerous color folding maps; bound in contemporary full calf, bindings worn with several covers detached but present, one volume lacking the spine covering, overall internally clean and tight. Photos available upon request.

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        The Life of George Cruikshank In Two Epochs

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1882. First edition. leather_bound. 20th century full crushed scarlet levant morocco. Teg. 2 vols. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. 284 & 280 pp. 18 1/2 x 12 cm. Extra illustrated, more than 50 plates from other works, many hand-colored, some double-paged, most inlaid to size. FREITAG 1974. A brilliant set, internally clean and fresh, covers and spines bear Cruikshank's designs tooled in gilt within and over arabesques in blind, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      Paris: G. Charpentier, 1882. First edition, WARMLY INSCRIBED by the author, Émile Zola to Edouard Noël, most probably the important author and critic. Noël wrote with Edmond Stoullig, "Les Annales du Theatre et de la Musique," for 1891, which contained a comprehensive review of every new play presented at the principal Paris theatres during the past year, as well as much other interesting information. One of Zola’s plays was included in the work. 8vo, in a handsome binding by Stikeman of three-quarter deep brown morocco and marbled boards, the spine gilt ruled and stippled on raised bands and lettered in gilt in one compartment, retaining the publisher’s original front and rear wrappers of yellow paper printed in black, t.e.g.,others untrimmed. 521 pp. A fresh, fine and very well preserved copy with the original wrappers bound in and well protected by an attractive binding. The binding is in fine condition, the wrappers very well preserved and quite fresh, internally, unusually nice and with only very light age mellowing. SCARCE FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY ZOLA WITH A LARGE BOLD SIGNATURE. POT-BOUILLE (Stew Pot) is the tenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series. The novel is an indictment of the hypocritical mores of the bourgeoisie of the Second French Empire. It is set in a Parisian apartment building, a new and modern development in housing at the time. The title reflects the disparate and sometimes unpleasant elements lurking behind the building's new and decorative façade. When the English edition was issued, the publisher was charged with obscenity and found guilty under the Obscene Publications Act. A very scarce copy of the first edition and utterly rare in signed, presentation format.

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        The Graver & The Pen, or Scenes from Nature with Appropriate Verses

      S. L. Osbourne & Company 1882 - First edition. 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Original greenish-grey wrappers with title printed in red, stitched, with red thread. Fine, fresh copy. 24 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in a full red morocco slipcase, by Stikeman. Very scarce. Beinecke 188 - an estimated 100 copies were printed by Mr. Crerar of Kingussie. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Selections from the Hesperides

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882. First edition thus. 4to. With drawings by Edwin A. Abbey. Original yellow stamped cloth, a.e.g. Spine rubbed and soiled, else very good . Inscribed from William Merritt Chase to his wife-to-be Alice "Pansy" Gerson on Xmas 1884. The two were family friends and eventually were married in 1886. Together they had 8 children. A great association Provenance: Directly from the Chase family

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        Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures, works of art, and decorative objects, the property of His Grace the Duke of Hamilton, K.T.... Saturday, June 17, and Monday, June 19, 1882, and the following day [Five Portions complete]

      London: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1882. First edition. Cloth. A near fine copy, rubbing on verso of plates, plates numbered in pencil. 8vo. Illus. with 77 monochrome carbon print photographic plates. Two versions of this catalogue were produced, one without plates, and this, the illustrated version, with carbon prints by James Craig Annan (1864-1946), son of the Scottish photographer Thomas Annan. Annan was only 18 when he produced this series of prints (uncredited) for the spectacular Duke of Hamilton sale. There were 2213 lots auctioned over fifteen days in five sections which brought in 397,000 British pounds! In addition to the paintings offered, which could have easily formed their own museum -works by Botticelli, Breugel, Da Vinci, Durer, Fra Angelico, Giorgione, Holbein, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Van Dyke, Veronese, and more- there was French furniture, Asian bronzes and lacquers, Sevres and Desden porcelain, and decorative objects in profusion. Photographs were somewhat new to illustrating auctions and "this is an early use of photography for a sale catalogue," according to William Buchanan in his "J. Craig Annan. Selected Texts and Bibliography," (Oxford. 1994), p. 137. Annan would go on to become an important British pictorial photographer and one of its master photogravure printers, contributing both is own work and gravures for other British photographers to Stiglitz' Camera Work (the January 1914 issue -no. 45- was devoted entirely to him). Scarce, especially in such beautiful condition and in such a fine binding. Buchanan 1.

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      Gotha: Justus Perthes.. Good. 1882. Hardcover. 1882 world map mounted to old cloth backing with old red binders tape along edges to protect the map. It is an 8-fold map and separated at all the folds, but because it is mounted to the cloth backing it is neatly a one-piece large map. The map has some mild foxing to the borders, but it is in very attractive condition. The colored area of the map is free of foxing. The back of the cloth is foxed but clearly isn't the area that will be seen, it is only indicative of the backing being done probably in the late 19th century as well. It is housed in brown cardboard covers that are separated at the spine and with the title, date, cartographer, and details (in both English and German) about the map. The map itself is in English. It has metal loop hangers attached to the back so it can be hung without a frame. A rare and wonderful map. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Reading in Nature

      Britain: Original watercolor on paper, 1882-1890. Matted in Rag Board Fine A refined and rare original watercolor on clay-coated stock. Fine condition. Image size: 17 x 19 cm. Sheet size: 24 x 29.6 cm. With dedication leaf 'Edith Cast Faber from her Mother (a loving memento) painted by Mrs. J.A. Faber about 1882-1890'. A charming portrait of a young fair-haired child in a wooded setting intently reading a letter. &

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        Projekt zur Korrektion der Unterweser. Auf Veranlassung der nach Beschluss des Bundesrats vom 15. Februar 1874 berufenen Reichs-Kommission in den Jahren 1879 - 1881 von dem Oberbaudirektor Franzius zu Bremen entworfen und von der Reichs-Kommission festgestellt

      Leipzig, Engelmann 1882. 37 cm. 67, (1) Seiten mit 51 Seiten Tabellen, 6 lithographierten Tafeln (davon 5 gefaltet) und 1 kolorierten lithographierten Karte (47 x 74 cm, gefaltet). Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband - NDB V, 377 - Mit Karte der Unterweser von Bremen bis Bremerhaven. Deckel etwas angestaubt -

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        The Wasp

      San Francisco: E. C. MacFarlane & Co., 25 November 1882 to 30 January 1886. Folio. (13 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches). A non-consecutive run of sixty issues, each issue numbering sixteen pages. Each issue illustrated with a chromolithographic front and rear cover, as well as a chromolithographic double-page center spread (save for issue of Aug. 9, 1884, see note below). (Oct. 27, 1883 issue lacks front cover; Nov. 10, 1883 issue lacks pp.5-6 and 11-12. A number of issues with some old staining or soiling, more noticeable in the text than the illustrations). Expertly bound to style in half dark blue morocco over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided by gilt rules in five compartments, lettered in the second and fourth. The sting of the Wasp: Ambrose Bierce, political satire, and chromolithography in San Francisco in the 1880s. An outstanding collection of sixty issues of The Wasp, one of the most colorful and unusual magazines ever published in America, edited by Ambrose Bierce. All sixty of the issues in this non-consecutive run were published during Bierce's celebrated tenure as editor. A fixture in San Francisco for sixty-five years, The Wasp is best remembered for its issues of the late nineteenth century when, as a chromolithographic weekly devoted to politics and satire, it was the most widely read magazine on the West Coast. Each issue features a chromolithographed front and rear cover, as well as a chromolithographic double-page center spread. Each issue also features barbed and stinging commentary on the politics and society of California, the West, and the United States generally. The Wasp was founded in 1876 by the Korbel Brothers, cigar box manufacturers who also printed their own chromolithographic labels. In its early years the weekly magazine published Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and Ambrose Bierce. The Wasp made a name for itself for its colorful full-page and double-page illustrations, as well as for its pointed attacks on politicians and public affairs, especially in California. It pioneered the mass production of large-scale colored cartoons in the United States. In 1881 the Korbels sold the magazine and E.C. Macfarlane became the publisher, hiring Ambrose Bierce as editor of The Wasp, a position Bierce held from 1881 to 1886. All the issues herein were edited by Bierce, and "for five years his vitriolic wit, his prejudices, and his brilliant writing not only made The Wasp: they were The Wasp. It stung busily here, there, and everywhere" (Mott). In Richard West's assessment, The Wasp "stands foremost at the intersection of various vital fields: American humor and satire, American political cartooning, Western Americana, and 19th century chromolithographic printing. There is simply no other magazine like it." These sixty issues provide a very representative sample of the pictorial and printed views and humor of The Wasp. Bierce was merciless in satirizing and criticizing particular targets, and he often did so in his column, called "Prattle," which appeared in most issues. Occasionally, issues would contain the sorts of definitions that were later published in Bierce's Devil's Dictionary. To Bierce's words, and those of contributors, were added pointed satirical illustrations criticizing some of the most influential figures of the time, among them railroad magnates such as Charles Crocker and Collis Huntington, and various California and national political figures including Leland Stanford (who, along with Crocker, Huntington, and Mark Hopkins was one of the "Big Four" railroad magnates). Another favorite target of Bierce's was Frank Pixley, publisher of the rival periodical, The Argonaut, and Bierce's former employer. The Wasp also took strong stands on national politics, Chinese immigration (very much opposed, though Bierce's own views were more nuanced), American Indian policy (anti-Indian, but also critical of the effectiveness of government tactics), foreign policy, and local California topics including the arts and literacy. George Frederick Keller was the most prolific of the artists whose work appeared in The Wasp, though other popular artists such as Solly Walter and the talented Joseph Henry Barkhaus (only seventeen years old when he began his career in 1883) are also amply represented in this group. Many of the images were produced by the Schmidt Label and Lithographic Company of San Francisco. A sampling of the illustrations in this collection include an August 15, 1885 illustration satirizing the "Restriction Act" via the motif of a baseball game; an August 29, 1885 cover illustration entitled "Uncle's Sam's Indian Policy" showing a cavalryman and an Indian facing off while riding wooden horses on a carousel; a January 23, 1886 center spread mocking United States Indian fighting throughout the West; and an October 10, 1885 center spread entitled "Things this generation will never see,"which includes an illustration of a "Suspension Bridge to Oakland." With regard to culture there are illustrations poking fun at "The Mikado Craze" in the December 12, 1885 issue (shortly after the Gilbert and Sullivan opera premiered), and a January 23, 1886 back cover illustration satirizing the draconian regulations of San Francisco Public Library head Frederick Beecher Perkins. All but one of the issues in this run features chromolithographed illustrations. The covers and center spread of the August 9, 1884 issue, however, are uncolored, and it is explained that this was due to a recent fire in San Francisco "which totally destroyed our whole edition, stones and presses." The next issue resumes with color illustrations, as promised. A complete list of the issues included is available on request. A landmark American and California periodical, famed for its biting wit, its brilliant editing by Ambrose Bierce, and its amazing chromolithographic illustrations. Mott III, pp.56-57; Peters, California on Stone, pp.42,141,188,202; cf. Richard Samuels West, The San Francisco Wasp (Easthampton, Ma. 2004).

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        The Temples and Towers of the Virgen [Grand Cañon District Atlas Sheet IV]

      [New York]: Julius Bien & Co, [1882]. Tinted lithograph by Julius Bien & Co. (Small tears to original fold and a repaired tear in the left margin). 18 3/4 x 30 1/2 inches. 19 7/8 x 32 5/8 inches. A fine image from "one of the grandest publications of the scientific explorations in the American West", by arguably one of the greatest American topographical artists who recorded this important era of westward expansion This magnificent image is from the atlas volume of the official government report of the first great geological survey of the Grand Canyon. The team assembled to carry out the survey included some outstanding talents: Clarence E.Dutton, the scientist; Jack Hilliers, the photographer, and William Henry Holmes and Thomas Moran as artist-topographers. Holmes had already taken part in the Hayden survey of 1872-1877, and after serving with the Geological survey from 1880-1884, he turned to Ethnology and Anthropology, becoming chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1902. From 1930 to 1932 he was director of the National Gallery of Art. The intention of the survey of the Grand Canyon 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: both were clearly inspired by their subjects. As Wallace Stegner wrote in his introduction to the 1977 reprint of the whole work "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". Cf. Francis P.Farquhar. The Books of the Colorado River & the Grand Canyon (Los Angeles: 1953) 73; cf. W.B.Reese & G.A.Miles Depicting America (New Haven: 1992) 40.

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