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        Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

      Britain: Original Watercolor, 1882-1890. Matted in Rag Board Fine A refined and rare original watercolor painted on clay-coated stock. Fine condition. Image size: 16 x 20 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'. Classified as florilegia: ornamental flowers painted for beauty rather than scientific or medicinal appeal, this lovely spray of Virginia Creeper was evidently painted from nature by an accomplished hand. Although the art of flower painting was a favored, traditional pastime for gentile women of nineteenth century Britain, few works boast the refined sense of composition, color, light and shading as evidenced by the practiced, skillful execution of this still life. To date the works by Mrs. Faber are undocumented however this elegant composition clearly reflects her appreciation for and mature expression of the glories of the garden, the natural world and the still life tradition.

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        The Prince And The Pauper: A Tale For Young People Of All Ages

      Boston, James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First edition, second state. With one hundred and ninety-two illustrations. Bound in publisher's original green cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt and blind. The covers have chips to the extremities. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose.

      extract from Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift (vol. 19), Berlin, 1882. pp. 221-230; 31 cm. Garrison/Morton 2331: "Discovery of the tubercle bacillus announced March 24, 1882. This paper also contains a statement of `Koch's postulates'." Dibner, Heralds of Science no. 134: "Using the advantage of new improvements in techniques such as photomicroscopy, staining, oil-immersed lenses, and pure cultures, Koch and his colleagues placed the new science of microbiology on a sound basis. In the above paper, a triumph in science and medicine, Koch isolated and identified the tubercle bacillus, establishing the infectious nature of the disease, and opened the way to combat one of the worst scourges of mankind. Using body fluids and blood serum as host, Koch was able to cause anthrax and tubercular organisms to grow outside the body." "Koch is really our medical Galileo, who... introduced us to a new world. It is not too much to say that the demonstrations by Koch of the 'bacillus tuberculosis' (1882), is, in its far-reaching results, one of the most momentous discoveries ever made." --Osler, Evolution of Modern Medicine. Koch was awarded the Nobel Prize for this work. Printing and the Mind of Man 366. OB 573. Vg, in marbled paper covers.

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      Lon. , 1882.. 29 b/w photo plates. In 1880 Colonel Stuart Wortley and his wife visited Tahiti, a place they loved. He was a noted photographer who made some technical advances in the collodion process, and whose photographs of Italy and Tahiti are still collected. He took some wonderful photographs during their stay in Tahiti, and she wrote the knowledgeable and entertaining text. The photographic reproductions in this edition have the rich velvety appearance of actual prints. Though the text shows light foxing around the outer edges, each print is clean and free of foxing, and is protected by a tissue guard. Bound in original decorated cloth with an island scene in gold green and blue, all edges gilt. Slight lean to spine and minor wear to corners and spine ends. WITH A FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR, CHRISTMAS 1882.

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        Brockhaus' Conversations Lexikon in 16 Volumes.

      Thirteenth edition. Bound in publisher's original quarter black leather with pebbled green cloth boards and spines stamped in gilt. Each volume with numerous colored maps, charts, full page wood engravings and wood engraved textual illustrations. Text printed in fraktur. Tight and bright. One of the few set available for sale in the United States. Image available on request. Book condition: Very good condition

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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 co

      234 pp. + plates. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Illus. with 77 monochrome carbon print photographic plates. Buchanan 1. 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. A near fine copy, rubbing on verso of plates, plates numbered in pencil.

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        Les Arachnides de Belgique (Book X)

      Hayez Brussels, Belgium: Hayez. 1882. First. First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Twenty-seven color plates. Text in French. Very good in thick wrappers with some edgewear along the spine of the wraps on both volumes. Volume I contains primarily color plates of arachnids on every other recto while volume II contains descriptions of the plates. From the Royal Annals of Natural History of Belgium. Title loosely translates to "The Spiders of Belgium." .

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        Die Pompejanischen Wanddecorationen. Für Künstler und Kustgewerbtreibende sowie Freunde des Alterthums.

      Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1882. 40 pp. + map + XXIV plates. Bound halbleather. Colddec. spine and boards. 4 tome.. Text in german. Nice copy. Exlibris inside binding. Colourplates with motifs from the walls in Pompeij. With 24 Plates after the originalcopies von discanno. Little brownspotted on flyleaf. Else nice and clean.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Egenhändigt skrivet och undertecknat brev till G. Jean-Aubry.

      Daterat »Maison Casilhac, Banyuls-sur-Mer 5.1. 23 Pyr. or.». 2 s. »Det gläder mig mycket att Ert övriga arbete inte skall hindra Er att översätta Himlens hemlighet. Och att Ni tänker utge mina enaktare i bokform är ju likaså synnerligen glädjande. Tyvärr har jag ju ännu åstadkommit så litet både på detta område och andra, i varje fall mindre än jag tycker jag borde ha gjort. För närvarande är jag sysselsatt med ett skådespel av större format, kanske kan det komma att intressera Er. - Att Ni känner Hébertot är ju utmärkt, så bör saken lättare kunna ordnas. I en intervju i en svensk tidning har han yttrat att han kommer att uppföra H[imlens]. h[emlighet].» Lagerkvist skriver också att han bifogar en efterfrågad artikel om honom som varit införd i Politiken, »den uppehåller sig dock tyvärr inte så mycket vid vad ni gjort för mig men innehåller mest oriktigheter och överdrifter». Avslutningsvis diskuterar han möjligheterna att träffas, samt framför en hälsning till Louise Alvar.. G. Jean-Aubry var pseudonym för Jean-Frédéric-Emile Aubry (1882-1950), fransk musikkritiker och översättare, bl. a. av sin vän Joseph Conrad över vilken han även skrev en biografi. Jean-Aubry hade tillsammans med Louise Alvar gjort den första översättningen av Lagerkvist till Franska, »Le moment difficile», publicerad i La revue de Genève, 3 (1921), s. 733-47. Den 22 januari 1922 skickade Jean-Aubry arvodet med ett brev (det enda från honom som bevarats i Kungl. Bibliotekets Lagerkvistsamling). Föreliggande brev gäller en planerad översättning av Himlens hemlighet, vilken troligen inte utfördes, åtminstone tycks den inte ha publicerats. Inte heller några andra Lagerkvistöversättningar av Jean-Aubry tycks ha utgivits.<p>Teatermannen Jacques Hébertot, som nämns i brevet, hörde till dem som kommit att intressera sig för Lagerkvists dramatik. De gemensamma vännerna Rolf de Maré och »Nils de Dardel» hade gjort honom uppmärksam på den svenske författaren och han ville gärna uppföra något av honom, kanske just »Le secret du ciel» som han hört mycket talas om, och som Lagerkvist hoppades att Jean-Aubry skulle översätta. Hébertot och Lagerkvist utväxlade några brev rörande dessa planer, men något samarbete tycks inte ha blivit av. Lagerkvist sände emellertid Hébertot sin senaste bok via Dardel i slutet av oktober 1923, troligen Den osynlige, som utkom ett par veckor senare. Pär Lagerkvist uppger som synes ett antal olika avsändar­adresser under 1910- och 1920-talen, rot- och rastlösa år då han i långa perioder bodde i Danmark, Frankrike och Italien

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        Siberia in Europe: a Visit to the Valley of the Petchora, in North-East Russia; [WITH] Siberia in Asia: a Visit to the Valley of the Yenesay in East Siberia

      John Murray. London. John Murray. 1880 and 1882. Handsomely custom bound in 3/4 blind ruled grain morocco and marbled boards. Blind ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled edges and endsheets. Small 8vo. 5.5" x 8". Both titles are First Editions. Illustrated by a folding map at rear of each volume and further by many images after woodcuts en texte. Henry Seebohm (1832 - 1895) was an English steel manufacturer, and amateur ornithologist, oologist and traveller. Seebohm was born in Bradford. His interest in natural history led him to travel widely, in Greece, Scandinavia, Turkey, and South Africa. His expeditions to the Yenisey tundra of Siberia were described in his two most renowned books, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882),today widely accepted as pre-eminent works in the fields of both tavel and adventure as well as ornithology. Advertisements removed during custom binding.Small divot to one spine compartment of Europe.Small Heraldic period bookplate to front pastedowns. Else, a Fine, crisp beautifully maintained set.

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      Bella ril. telata con sigla dorata L.H. alla cop., cm 24x32, 47 cartoncini rosa con ben 525 campioni di una vasta tipologia di merletti d?Irlanda magistralmente eseguiti e cuciti su tale supporto. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Opera Omnia. Iussu et Auctoritate Bernardini a Portu Romatino, Aloysii a Parma, Aloysii Lauer & David Fleming. Edita Studio et Cura PP. Collegii a S. Bonaventura

      Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi) prope Florentiam. Ex Typographia Collegii S. Bonaventurae. 1882-1902 (1995). 9 volumes (of 10) in 10 bindings. & Indices tom. I.-IV. (together 11 vols.). Orig. wrappers (paperbacks) Together ca. 7000 pp. Mostly printed in 2 columns. Uncut, mostly unopened. Folio (37 x 26 cm). Text in Latin. (volume 9 is missing!, covers of few volumes sl. dam., sl. worn) Although still very good. See image. ¶ Volumes 5,6,7,8 & 10 in photolitho reprint, Assisi 1991 - 1995. ¶¶ Contents: Volumes I-IV (in 5 bindings) : In Primum Librum Sententiarum. V: Opuscula Varia. Theologica. VI: Commentarii in Sacram Scripturam. VII: Commentarius in Evangelium S. Lucae. VIII: Opuscula Varia ad Theologiam Mysticam et Res Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Spectantia. (not present/ missing: IX: Sermones de Tempore, de Sanctis, de B. Virgine Maria et de diversis) X: Operum Omnium. Complementum. & Indices in tom. I.-IV.

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        The Martyr Presidents [cover title]: From Pioneer Home to the White House. Life of Abraham Lincoln. Boyhood, Youth, Manhood, Assassination, Death. [bound with] From Log-Cabin to the White House. Life of James A. Garfield: Boyhood, Youth, Manhood, Assassination, Death, Funeral

      Henry Bill Publishing Co.Illustrated with steel engravings. Publisher's full black roan with gilt embossed vignette on front cover and title in gilt on front cover and spine, extremities rubbed, rear joint starting, spine frayed; front fly leaf torn three inches at gutter. Ownership inscription to fly-leaf. Overall a very good copy of this scarce and fragile book. First edition of each work, extremely rare in the original issue together. Each is a fine biography of the respective president. Monaghan, 991.

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        POMPEJI. Die neuesten ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1881... Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1882.

      Buona ril. in tela con larga parte delle coperte originali applicate, tagli in rosso, cm 33x25, pp XII, 8, 6, 8, 8, 10, 8, 8, 8, 10, 8, 15 di t., 80 tavv f.t. in cromolitografia tratte da acquarelli di G. Discanno e A. Butts (veline di protez.). Ex libris. Ottimo esemplare.

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      New York: Scribner's 1882 New York: Scribner's, 1882. Image size 14 x 10 inches; matted and framed to 21 x 16 3/4 inches overall. An original illustration to Thackeray's The Chronicle of the Drum (1882), page 58, "Ho! fetch me a beaker of wine / And, comrades, I'll give you a toast.". On paper mounted on canvas; two almost imperceptible nicks toward the bottom of the image, else fine . A splendid, vigorous painting, in varying tones of gray, black and white, on brown paper. It shows a group of six white-haired, uniformed, French veterans around a table in a tavern court yard, raising their tankards, and cursing those who brought them defeat at Waterloo. In the book, this early Frost illustration is reproduced by wood-engraving, which cannot compare with the spirit and panache of the original. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF FROST'S WORK IN GOUACHE

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      1882. Very Good. BELL, C. M., photographer. OVERSIZE PHOTOGRAPH: GROUP PORTRAIT OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, 1882. Washington, DC: C. M. Bell, 1882. Framed albumen silver print. Image (with rounded corners at top) approximately 14 1/3 x 20 inches; frame 26 1/4 x 30 1/8 inches. From left to right: Justices Bradley, Woods, Miller, Gray, Chief Justice Waite, Justices Harlan, Field, Blatchford and Matthews. Bell's signature is printed in facsimile on the lower left portion of the mat. Photo in very good condition, except for a small 2 inch flaw to the photo (scrape/tear) below Justice Waite. Wooden frame rough, some staining to mat.

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        Illustrated Biographies of Modern Artists

      Paris: Librairie d'art, Ludovic Baschet 1882. First edition. Limited to 1200 copies, of which this is number 774. Large folio. Complete as issued with 36 original full page etchings, full page plates, and illustrations throughout the text. Contemporary full calf with elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The binding is dry and moderately scuffed at the edges, small bump to the text pages at the rear, else very good or better. Contains biographies of twelve contemporary artists: Sir Frederick Leighton, John Everett Millais, Hubert Herkomer, Laurence Alma-Tademo, Paul Jacques Aime Baudry, Josef Israels, Adolf F.E. Menzel, Carl von Piloty, Hans Makart, James Clarke Hook, Alexandre Cabanel, and Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier. A beautifully designed and printed volume with original etchings by Josef Israels, Paul Rajon, E.A. Champollion, W. Hecht, William Unger, and others.

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        La Nave del Diritto Romano

      1882. Gandolfo, Enrico. La Nave del Diritto Romano. Genoa: G. Sambolino. 1882. [iii], [3]-347 pp. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary quarter morocco over pebbled cloth, raised bands and gilt title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities. Occasional light foxing, interior otherwise fresh. * First edition. Gandolfo offers a thorough overview of Roman maritime law and its historical development. An uncommon work, it was later reprinted in 1980. (The reprint edition is equally uncommon.) KVK locates 5 copies. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 10:75.

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        Typewritten Letter, Signed (TLS) as President on White House stationery, dated November 8, 1940, to Honorable L.B. Schofield, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

      Original manuscript. Very Good. One page on pale-green White House stationery, 9" x 7" with integral blank leaf, "Dear Mr. Schofield: Francis Biddle has told me of your accident....I know of the excellent work you have been doing in connection with the reorganization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.... Sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt" [signed in blue ink]. Includes the original mailing envelope, postmarked Washington, roughly opened at one end. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945.

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      1882. 1. TWAIN,MARK [CLEMENS,SAMUEL]. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER: A TALE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES by Mark Twain. Boston: James R. Osgood 1882 (1882). 4to, (7 x 8 1/2"), 411p., green cloth stamped in gold and black, very slight cover soil and rubbing, really near Fine in custom cloth box with leather label. First Edition in first state binding (resette 1/8" below fillet), second state of text with corrections on pages 124 (state not estate), 263 (do instead of do not) and 362 (reined not reigned). The classic children's tale tells the story about a prince and a pauper who switch roles and learn that the grass isn't necessarily greener on the other side. Illustrated with 192 engravings. Peter Parley To Penrod p.65, BAL 3402. Lovely copy.

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        Works, The

      1882. The Complete Novels by the Inventor of the Modern Novel in EnglishBound For and Sold By the Most Renowned Bookseller in GlasgowFIELDING, Henry. The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq, Edited with a Bibliographical Essay by Leslie Stephen. In Ten Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1882. Limited to 1000 sets, this being set number 164. Ten large octavo volumes (8 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches; 225 x 165 mm.). Frontispieces. Black and white illustrated plates with tissue guards throughout.Contemporary full paneled speckled calf for Hopkins of Glasgow (stamped to verso of front free endpaper). Floral corner devices in gilt. Double ruled gilt borders. Five gilt ruled raised bands. Six compartments, two of which have morocco labels, the remaining four gilt ornamented and decorated. Dentelles. All edges gilt. A fine set."Fielding is generally agreed to be an innovating master of the highest originality He himself believed that he was 'the founder of a new province of writing' and Sir W. Scott commended him for his 'high notions of the dignity of an art which he may be considered as having funded'...In breaking away...he devised what he described as 'comic epics in prose', which are in effect the first modern novels in English..."(OCEL).Hugh Hopkins, "THE doyen of the Glasgow booksellers was born at Galston, Ayrshire, near the famous "Patie's Mill," in 1831. While he was still a child his father came to Glasgow and began business as a second-hand bookseller in the Bazaar, then the centre of that trade and the haunt of the book-lovers and book collectors of the city. There at his father's stall Mr. Hopkins has seen the figures of the stalwart, plaid-girt Hugh Miller and many another famous man of letters now no more. In 1849 he began a business of his own, first at the foot of Glassford Street, and afterwards higher up. Since then he has occupied premises successively at 21 Buchanan Street, the house in which M'Nish, 'the modern Pythagorean' is said to have been born; at 8 Royal Bank Place, in Renfield Street, and in West Regent Street. Each of these shops has been a resort of the literati and bibliophiles of Glasgow in its day. Historian and antiquarian, journalist and poet have been wont to foregather in the back room there of an afternoon. What Mr. Hopkins does not know about editions, dates, peculiarities, and values is not worth knowing, and he is a connoisseur, not only of the outsides of the books, but of their contents. In books especially dealing with old Glasgow, and with the history and literature, ballads and songs of Scotland, he has a special interest, and he possesses an amazing knowledge of them. He has acted as the intermediary in many a famous transaction, and through him have remained at home many bibliographical rarities which otherwise might have left this country. He has also published several important works, including Napier's History of Partick, Ritson's Scottish Songs and quite recently, Fanjas de St. Fond's Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784. Mr. Hopkins is now assisted in his business by his son" (Who's Who in Glasgow 1929).

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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. Edited with a Biographical Essay by Leslie Stephen

      Smith Elder & CoLondon:: 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

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        The orchid album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare and beautiful orchidaceous plants.

      London 1882-1897. 11 volumes. Large-4to (303 x 240mm). With 528 coloured plates. Publisher's pictorial gilt cloth, gilt edges. A rare complete set of one of the finest publications on orchids and an important record of orchid varieties discovered and described in the 19th century. A copy with considerable foxing to the text, the plates however, are hardly affected as these were printed on thicker paper. Plates and text partly loose, some spines with tiny wormholes. "John Nugent Fitch (1840-1927) both drew and lithographed the 528 partly hand-colored, partly color-printed plates that compose this work. Nephew to the outstanding lithographer Walter Hood Fitch, John Nugent Fitch was fifty-two years old before his uncle and mentor died" (The Orchid observed, 23) "He (Williams) furnished the cultural notes for Mr. Robert Warner's 'Select Orchidaceous Plants', which was begun in 1862, and 1881 in association with Mr. Warner again, he commenced the publication of 'The Orchid Album', a monthly illustrated periodical which gained great popular favour" (Reinikka, History of the Orchid, p. 224). Most of the plates are handcoloured lithographs, some towards the end are chromolithographed. Nissen BBI, 2107; The Orchid Observed, 23; Great Flower Books p. 149.

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        OPERA OMNIA, Iussi et auctoritate P. Bernardini a Portu Romatino Vol. I- II- III- IV- V + Indici, Roma, Ad Claras Aquas (Quaracchi), 1882

      23,5 x 35, Bella leg. mz. perg con angoli e titoli in oro su tasselli rossi al dorso, Testo latino stampato su due colonne. Ex Typographia collegii San Bonaventurae. Tomus I (pp.870) ed. 1882 Tomus II (pp. 1026) ed. 1885 Tomus III (pp. 905) ed. 1887 Tomus IV (pp. 1067) ed. 1889 Tomus V (pp. 606) ed. 1891 con indici alfabetici (Iussu et auctoritate P. Aloysii a Parma) Tomus I-V - 1901 - pp. 502 indici generali Vol. I- IV. Straordinaria opera, in buone condizioni

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        The complete suite of Thomson's three contributions to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including: "On the Vibrations of a Vortex Ring, and the Action upon Each Other of Two Vortices in a Perfect Fluid"

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Editions, comprising: general title-page to the volume for 1882; 1.) On the Vibrations of a Vortex Ring, and the Action upon Each Other of Two Vortices in a Perfect Fluid, 1882, vol 173, pp.493-521; 2.) On the Determination of the Number of Electrostatic Units in the Electromagnetic Unit of Electricity, 1883, vol 174, pp.707-721; 3.) On Some Applications of Dynamical Principles to Physical Phenomena, 1885, vol 176, pp.307-342; quarto, half calf gilt in period style, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, neat small uninked embossed library name stamp on general title page, very good copies, London, The Royal Society, 1882 - 1885. The second paper above was Thomson's first paper on the electrostatic unit of electricity. "In 1884 Lord Rayleigh, .resigned the Cavendish Professorship of Experimental Physics. Thomson had by then completed a few imperfect bits of laboratory work, including a determination, at Rayleigh's suggestion, of the ratio of the electrostatic to the electromagnetic units of electricity. Rayleigh had intended to collaborate in this work which, apart from its imperfection, was typical of the Cavendish during this area; but Thomson, unaware of many of the pitfalls, ran away with the project, published hastily, and gave his colleagues, including the Professor, to doubt that he had any future in experimental physics. With these credits and his mathematics, he competed for the chair; much to his surprise, and to the great annoyance of some of his competitors, who included Fitzgerald, Glazenbrook, Larmor, Reynolds, and Schuster, he was elected."(DSB XIII, p. 365). The third paper above was one of a series of works in which Thomson elaborated on his idea that the potential energy of a given system might be replaced by the kinetic energy of imaginary masses connected to it. "This notion, which anticipated the better-known scheme of Heinrich Hertz, could be made analytic by employing a form of Lagrange's equations worked out by Routh. . . . In a series of papers [including this one] . . . Thomson illustrated how to guess at a term in the Lagrangian from a consideration of known phenomena and how, from the term once admitted, to deduce the existence and magnitudes of other effects" (DSB).

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        Un Drame dans une Carafe.

      Dessins par Louis Leloir. Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris 1882. (8)+LXIV pages + 2 erotic engravings. Bound untrimmed in a contemporary, grey half cloth binding with marbled sidepaper. Leather spine title a bit crackled. A bit of foxing.. Number 10 of just 15 copies printed on »Papier du Japon« (of a total of 500 copies)

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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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      1st edition. Paris: Charpentier 1882. 495 pp. Copy no. 82 of 250 on papier de Hollande. Totally uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice later halfleather.. Les Rougon-Macquart, histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second empire

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        John Jorrocks, Esq. : Four depictions of Surtees's colorful fox-hunting hero of Handley Cross and other sporting novels; watercolor on board, each signed G. Bridgman and dated 1882

      n.p 1882 n.p, 1882. Size 10-1/2 by 14-1/2 inches. The Cockney grocer, resplendent in hunting scarlet and mounted on his intermittently faithful Arterxerxes, is shown waving a greeting to cap-touching rurals, approaching a stream during a hunt, emerging safely on the other side, and wending his way home as dusk falls. . Mitchell, British Equestrian Artists, p. 134 . Of Bridgman, Mitchell notes, "Little can be traced of this caricaturist whose figures all have delightful smiling faces with rosy cheeks and noses. A set of four hunting watercollours is recorded, as is "Boxing night at the music hall". It is possible that the watercolors mentioned are the ones offered here; they appear to have been done as illustrations to one of Surtees's novels, probably his masterpiece, Handley Cross

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        Histoire De l&#39;Art Dans l&#39;Antiquite. Tomes I-VII: Egypte; Chaldee et Assyrie; Phenicie & Cypre; Judee, Sardaigne, Syrie, Cappadoce; Perse, Phrygie, Lydie et Carie, Lycie; Le Grece Primitive; Le Grece De l&#39;Epopee & La Grece Archaique

      Paris: Librairie Hachette. 1882. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. In French. Handsome seven-volume set about the life, art, culture and antiquities of countries in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Includes: I. Egypte, 1882, 879p.; II. Chaldee et Assyrie, 1884, 825p.; III. Phenicie - Cypre, 1885, 921p.; IV. Judee - Sardaigne - Syrie - Cappadoce, 1887, 833p.; V. Perse - Phrygie - Lydie et Carie - Lycie, 928p.; VI. Le Grece Primitive, L&#39;Art Mycenien, 1894, 1033 p.; VII. La Grece de l&#39;Epopee, La Grece Archaique (Le Temple), 1898, 691 pages. All volumes first editions. Includes hundreds of engravings and dozens of sepiatone and tinted plates, many double page or folding. Publisher&#39;s original highly decorated bright red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, covers in gilt and black, slightly raised spine bands, all edges gilt, white moire-textured endpapers. Each volume has the armorial bookplate of Allen Curtis on the front pastedown. Volumes I, II, III, IV and VII very good, with some rubbing to the spine ends and along the joints, gilt very bright, good joints/hinges, firm text block, pages very clean and unmarked, small lightened area to front cover of Volume VII. Volume V is generally good with a vertical wrinkle to the front cover fabric (does not interfere with design), dampstains to the top margins of the first hundred and last fifty pages, not affecting any of the printed areas. Volume VI is in fair condition with chips to the spine ends, slightly darkened area to the lower spine, surface crack to rear joint, hinges cracked, text block lightlyl shaken, dampstain to lower inner margin throughout most of the second two thirds of the book, affecting the edges of the printed area of the last fifty pages or so, inner edges of the rear endpapers a bit stuck together from long past moisture exposure (no musty odor). A well- illustrated and highly decorative set.

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        DENVER DOLL, The Detective Queen; or, Yankee Eisler's Big Surround. Beadle's Half Dime Library. Vol. XI. No. 277

      Beadle and Adams No. 98 William Street. New York:: Beadle and Adams, No. 98 William Street.. 1882.. 4to. 11" x 8-1/8". 1st edition, later issue (Johannsen BEADLE 277-1/2DL). Ca 1888. Not in Hubin. 15, [1] pp. Text triple column. Last page an advert.. Printed self wrappers.. Spine indents, indicating the work was probably bound at one time. (and, no doubt accounting for its survival, as well as relatively. nice condition). Overall VG+ - NF (paper beginning to yellow, as. usual).. The 'Denver Doll', our research indicates, has the distinction of being the one of the earliest female detective characters in US fiction. To quote Wheeler, " .. she was a splendid specimen of young womanhood.... It was no secret she was a detective; it was no secret she was a terror to. [sic]" This 'Denver Doll, The Detective Queen' was a creation of the prolific dime novelist Edward L. Wheeler, who initially appears in this 14 November 1882 issue of Beadle & Adam's HALF-DIME LIBRARY series, however, despite the charm & competence imbued by Wheeler, the 'Denver Doll' failed to rouse the enthusiasm of the early 1880's dime novel customers & she quickly faded from the scene a few months later with the publication of the 4th series title [March 1883]. This quick public expiration has, in turn, contributed to the present scarcity of the 'Denver Doll' series titles, as well as her lack of notoriety in today's mystery-collector circles... in fact, many believe that the first female detective in US literature was Amelia Butterworth, who appeared much later in Anna Katherine Green's 1897 work, THAT AFFAIR NEXT DOOR (cf. Blain. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 456). This the first title in the Denver Doll series and can be said to be quite rare. . Large wood engraving to front wrapper.

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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."

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        Les animaux chez eux. paris, librairie d'art, l. baschet, 1882.

      Cm. 43,5, pp. (4) 136 (4). Con molte incisioni xilografiche nel testo e 16 splendide tavole all'acquaforte impresse su carta vergata e protette da velina. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Taglio di testa dorato. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di uno dei 128 esemplari della tiratura di lusso. Rara edizione che contiene 13 capitoli monografici ciascuno dedicato ad un animale, con testo descrittivo e la bellissima parte iconografica per opera del pittore ed incisore francese Auguste Lancon. Cfr. Bénézit: ""...Lancon fut un bon peintre de batailles et d'animaux, mais surtout un remarquable graveur et dessinateur. On lui doit notamment... de très remarquables estampes d'animaux"".

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        L&#39;EVENTAIL (the fan)

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1882. Large 8vo. (10 5/8" x 7 1/8") ________ FIRST EDITION. Bound in full dark blue crushed morocco by EMILE ROUSSELLE; spine with five raised band with gilt across each, gilt-framed and heavily ornamented spine panels with author/title in 2nd panel and date at bottom of spine, boards with triple gilt fillet, double gilt rule along all board edges, densely gilt-tooled inner dentelles and richly marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, multi-color silk ribbon page marker. ________ PAGINATION: Full page multi-chrome illustration, vi, 143, [1], gilt-on-black tailpiece illustration. ________ Bookplate of H. Stanley Marcus, chairman of the board of the exquisite retail firm, Neiman Marcus, and life-long collector of rare and antiquarian books (see his lengthy biography in Wickipedia). ________ Title-page in red and black with vignette in light blue. Profusely illustrated throughout with charming illustration in blue, brown, red, purple, sepia and green with many used as border illuminations. Also some of the illustrations are printed to rap the text of the pages. Lovely typographical borders, initials, head-&-tail pieces, all after designs and drawings by PAUL AVRIL. ________ Last printed page indicates "Achevé d&#39;Imprimer sure les Presses Typographiques et en Taille-Douce de A. Quantin Imprimeur-Éditeur -- Ce Premier Décembre M DCCC LXXXI" under which is written the numeral 1. ________ Binding has very slight wear (wear to 5th raised band) for the most part clean and wide margined. ________ A VERY LOVELY COPY OF THIS WORK ON FANS AND THEIR SYMBOLISM AND USE., from the ESTEEMED COLLECTION H. STANLEY MARCUS !

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        Two manuscript and printed Chinese military albums, with integral notes, and translations of the text, and French titling: "Clef des Manoeuvres Anciennes des Chinois", and "Dessin des Manoeuvres a l&#39;Europeenne", prepared by Frandon for the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères

      [China: no date, but with the notes dated "Foutcheou" December 1882]. 2 volumes, tall thin folio. (22 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). First volume: 18 double- page coloured images with woodcut, hand-coloured, colour-printed, letterpress and manuscript elements, depicting military battle formation plans (exercises 1-9 and 9 general formations), mounted to form a concertina fold-out, the mounts with blue/green silked edges; Second volume: double page manuscript introduction by Frandon bound in at the end, 24 double-page coloured images with woodcut, hand-coloured, colour- printed, letterpress and manuscript elements depicting military formation plans (exercises 1-24), mounted to form a concertina fold-out, the mounts with blue/green silked edges. Uniform binding of typical form: bevelled wooden boards, the upper cover of each work with the titles in Chinese characters cut out of black velvet mounted on gilt and red paper backing, with a manuscript title in French in black ink on red paper framed with card, each volume within a modern red cloth chemise, all contained within a single red morocco-backed cloth, spine gilt. A unique pair of manuscript Chinese military albums: a relic of the Sino-French War of 1883- 1885. Ernest Frandon enjoyed a long and distinguished diplomatic career most of which was spent in a part of the world of great interest to France. Frandon describes this career in some detail in the manuscript &#39;Etat de Services&#39; which he submitted when he was being considered for a Legion d&#39;Honneur award in 1891. After working briefly in Spain, Frandon moved to Yokohama in November 1880. In November 1882 he received his first posting to China. in Shanghai. His work on the present albums date to the period from April 1883 when he was appointed &#39;gerant&#39; or manager at the French Vice Consulat at Foutcheou (Fuzhow) in Fujian province. From July 1884 until the beginning of March 1885 he served in Calcutta, before being appointed Vice Consul in Kobe, Japan. He remained there for less than a year before returning to Fuzhow as French Vice Consul at the end of June 1885 where he appears to have remained for the rest of his active career (he retired in 1900). The early period of Frandon&#39;s first tour in Fuzhow seems to have been particularly eventful: he was able to provide important information about the harbour at Fuzhow, the Chinese fleet and the new naval yard (built under the supervision of Frenchmen). This all proved to be very useful to Admiral Amedee Courbet during the battle of Fuzhow when the vessels of the French Far East Squadron virtually destroyed the Fujian Fleet, one of China&#39;s four regional fleets. Specifically, in his &#39;Etat de Services&#39; he notes that he sent a report on the defences of Fuzhow and that he found for Courbet the pilots necessary for the fleet to gain entry to the harbour. It appears that the gathering of military and naval intelligence was a significant part of Frandon&#39;s duties, and the present albums fall squarely into that category. In fact, according to his &#39;Etat de Services&#39;, Frandon clearly made maximum use of his command of languages during his diplomatic career and submitted a great many well-received reports on numerous aspects of his host nations&#39; life and character. These appear to have varied widely in form, from straight-forward written reports, to the present albums which appear to be specifically referred to by Frandon, as reports on "les excercises militaries Chinois" and "les Forces militaries du Celeste Empire et l&#39;effectif Europeen necessaire pour les vaincre." Frandon is also responsible for specially-commissioned albums of photographs of Chinese manufactured goods (these were exhibited recently to wide acclaim), to actual samples of &#39;native&#39; goods and manufactures, to &#39;native&#39; plants, all of which he collected and sent them back to France. Taking a pair of traditional military text-books as his starting point, Frandon here explains (in red ink) and interprets (in black ink) the text and diagrams. As he states in his two-page manuscript introduction in the second of the albums, his intention was to point out traits and weaknesses which could prove useful if a &#39;European&#39; (i.e. French) army were ever to face the soldiers of the &#39;Celeste Empire&#39;. The first album offers a key to the so-called &#39;ancient maneuvers&#39;, while the second concentrates on &#39;European maneuvers&#39; introduced once the Chinese army was armed with European rifles. Each double page plate seems to have been carefully composed using a selection of smaller woodblocks (of individual figures, of small groups of figures, flags, small sections of buildings, tents, etc) which are combined in a way that illustrates each maneuver. Each of the plates in the first album includes extensive explanatory text printed in Chinese characters to one side (which is translated into French in Frandon&#39;s neat and legible hand), whilst the plates in the second album are identified only by titles. The use of these small individual woodblocks or stamps to form the plates would have given great freedom to whomever composed each plate, whilst also allowing for the outline of each plate to be completed relatively quickly. Colour was then added using a stencil process and the whole then finished off by hand: adding occasional details, or touches of additional colour. Intriguingly, the entry for Frandon in Figures Contemporaines tirées de L&#39;Album Mariani (Paris: 1901, vol.VI pp.155-156) includes a foot note on page 156 which mentions that Frandon authored a two-volume work in 1883 titled Les Excercises militaries des Chinois, but we have not been able to find any other record of this ever having been published, and it may be that this refers to the present albums and Frandon&#39;s (unpublished) notes that they contain.

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        Maticia, or, The New Creation. MANUSCRIPT and copy of the first published edition

      Pittsburgh: H. B. Brockett. 1882, 1914. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Rare Whitmanesque poem by Pittsburgh author in manuscript, as well as a later published version, illustrated by Western Pennsylvania&#39;s finest artists. "Written in 1881, illustrated by his artist friends". First published edition, signed by the author. Handsome copy in wraps with plates in black and white. With the oblong quarto manuscript version of this epic, Whitmanesque poem, with two paintings (one by George Hetzel, another by Martin Leisser), and numerous pencil sketches by J. R. Woodwell, A. S. Wall, H. Wegner, F. J. Bussman, and W. H. Algeo. There were the finest artists of late 19th Century Western Pennsylvania, many associated with the "Scalp Level" school of painting named for and area in Westmoreland County near Ligonier, that had particularly beautiful mountain woodland vistas. The manuscript has suffered some water damage, though the drawings and paintings are all in very good condition. Both items are housed in uniform custom clamshell slipcases with green leather gilt spine labels. Rare.

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        The Prince and the Pauper. A Tale for Young People of all Ages. With One Hundred and Ninety-Two Illustrations.

      Boston, James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. Orig. green gilt and black-coloured pictorial full cloth. Capitals w. traces of use. Inner front-hinge weak, otherwise fine. Internally clean. Illustr. 411 pp.. First U.S. edition, first issue w. "Franklin Press" on copyright-page. Type A binding

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        THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER a Tale for Young People of All Ages

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882 First issue with the Franklin imprint on the copyright page.(2), 411pp., frontispiece, 2 blanks at rear, illustrated, bound in publisher&#39;s 3/4 calf over marbled covered boards with matching endpapers and edges, spine fully gilt decorated with red and green contrasting labels gilt, clean and bright throughout without foxing, neat previous owner&#39;s name; in all a very handsome, clean bright copy.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo.

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        The Prince and the Pauper

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1882. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. First printing with Franklin Press imprint on the copyright page. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1882. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. Small smudge on frontispiece facing title-page. 411 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-203. Price: $1250.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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        The Prince And The Pauper - 1st American Edition

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. Near Fine. 1882. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First American Edition, issued in late 1881, some days after the London and Montreal editions, green cloth binding with plain edges, bright gilt decorations, Franklin Press imprint on copyright page. Binding State A with leaf 8 used as pastedown at back, BAL 3402 and first state errors on pages 124, 263, and 362 (Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 65-6). Only light rubbing to edges, pages are clean. A Nearly Fine copy of a scarce title ; Mark Twain&#39;s first historical fiction, later followed by A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur&#39;s Court. Set in 1547, Twain tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court, London, and Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII of England .

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      1882. hardcover. <center><b>in the publisher&#39;s original half-morocco binding</b></center> Twain, Mark [pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens]. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. With One Hundred and Ninety-Two Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. Original publisher&#39;s half morocco with gilt-decorated spine, and marbled boards and leaf edges. <p>First American Edition of Twain&#39;s historical tale for the young. During the last years of Henry VIII&#39;s reign, a prince finds a pauper who looks exactly like him and persuades him to exchange clothes -- at which time the prince is chased from the palace, is forced to live as a pauper, and experiences first-hand the wretchedness of the poor and the cruelty of the law. This was actually published in December 1881, just after the London edition and the Montreal copyright edition.</p> <p>This copy is in the publisher&#39;s original half morocco, one of several bindings available to the purchaser ar varying costs. According to a contemporary prospectus, THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER was available in the usual green cloth (with or without gilt edges), "library" binding (full sheep), half calf, or -- as here -- half morocco.</p> <p>This copy is in near-fine condition (minor wear to the edges of the paper covered boards, but scarcely any wear at all to the morocco); the front endpaper is cracked and reglued. All of these leather bindings are considerably scarcer than the green cloth one, and are rather scarce in this condition. McBride pp 70-72; Blanck 3402. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL, CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:5870)

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        The Prince And The Pauper - 1st American Edition

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. Near Fine. 1882. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First American Edition, issued in late 1881, some days after the London and Montreal editions, green cloth binding with plain edges, bright gilt decorations, Franklin Press imprint on copyright page. Binding State A with leaf 8 used as pastedown at back, BAL 3402 and first state errors on pages 124, 263, and 362 (Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 65-6). Only light rubbing to edges, pages are clean. A Nearly Fine copy of a scarce title ; Mark Twain&#39;s first historical fiction, later followed by A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur&#39;s Court. Set in 1547, Twain tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court, London, and Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII of England .

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        Minomini Indians making maple sugar [manuscript title]

      [circa 1882]. Pen, ink, and wash drawing on paper, heightened with white gouache, signed in the image lower left corner "R. Cronau" and titled in lower right margin. 18 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. 20 5/8 x 27 1/2 inches. A fine large-scale original work from one of the great recorders of Native American life. Cronau here depicts a Native American maple sugaring party. The scene shows a small clearing in the woods where two large iron reducing pots are hung over fires that must supply enough heat to evaporate the excess water but not enough to burn the precious sugar. Men and women of the tribe collect the sap from the bins placed beneath the dripping shims placed in the horizontal cuts in the trees; the bins are emptied as they fill and birch-bark buckets used to transfer the sap to the pots. Wood to keep the fire burning is brought into camp on sledges. The process is continuous, so three temporary shelters have been erected. Those not involved in the sugar making tend cooking fires for meals and look after the children. Cronau brings a sympathetic and knowledgable eye to bear, with authentic costumes and tools being used. The Menominee, along with the Ho-Chunk are the only two tribes of Native Americans living in Wisconsin. The name Menominee is actually a version of "manoominii" or "wild rice people": the name they were given by the Ojibwe. Rudolf Cronau is in many respects the artist who comes closest to inheriting Karl Bodmer&#39;s mantle. "Cronau was born in Solingen, Germany and studied at the Royal Academy in Dusseldorf under Andreas Muller and Andreas Achenbach. He went to work in Leipzig as both writer and illustrator for two popular newspapers. In 1881 the paper, Die Gartenlaube, sent him on an extended journey through the Americas to report on natural wonders that the German public would find strange, exotic, and fascinating. He started with articles on New York, Baltimore and Washington, and then headed to Minneapolis where he began a journey down the Mississippi River to Cairo, Illinois. His next excursion brought Cronau to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Dakota Territory where he met Sitting Bull and other Native leaders. After an extended stay in the northern plains, he continued on to Yellowstone Park, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and San Francisco. He returned to the East in the winter of 1881-82 exploring Florida and Louisiana. The following summer and fall, Cronau made his second trip to the West, covering an enormous amount of territory, presumably by train, from Oregon to Texas. During this trip he created twelve articles for Die Gartenlaube. Cronau was to have continued on to South America, but health problems forced his return to Germany late in 1882. Over the next few years he wrote and illustrated three travel books, Fahrten im Lande Der Sioux, Im Wilden Westen, and Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. The latter contained 50 collotype reproductions of his drawings from across America. Most of Cronau&#39;s work is in pencil or ink, sometimes enhanced with watercolor ... All of his drawings are carefully detailed and finely rendered in a style that clearly shows the influence of his training in the German Romantic tradition at the Royal Academy. About 1894, Cronau returned to the United States as a foreign correspondent based in Washington, D.C. After a falling out with his employers, he worked as a free-lance writer in New York. Cronau became an American citizen in 1900. He continued to write magazine articles and books throughout the rest of his life" (Taos and Santa Fe Painters website). Cf. Amon Carter Museum of Western Art Catalog of the Collection ( 1972); cf. D. Dawdy Arists of the American West (1985); cf. P.H. Hassrick Treasures of the Old West (1984).

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