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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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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        POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON: Edited, with Memoir, Introductions, Notes, and an Essay on Milton’s English and Versification by David Masson, M.A., LL.D

      London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1882. 3 volumes. First of the Edition. Engraved frontispiece of Milton in each volume. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter tan polished calf over pleasing marbled boards with matching endleaves, the spines with raised bands separating compartments decorated with elaborate gilt panels showing central gilt ornamental devices at the centers surrounded by gilt tooled border work, two dark-brown morocco labels lettered in gilt to each volume, t.e.g. lxix, 312; [vi], 374; [vi], 420 pp. A very handsome and well preserved set, clean and tight and handsome both internally and externally. Only light evidence of age or use. A FINE AND HANDSOME SET. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses—and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton's anti-Restoration sympathies. Simmons, to whom he finally came, drove a hard bargain, and according to the agreement reached and the number of copies sold Milton was paid a total of £15. Milton’s work survives and is revered to this day as amongst the most significant poetry and prose ever penned and additionally important, at a defining moment in the development of the English language. A truly towering figure, Milton remains one of the most celebrated and analyzed poets in English literature. Dryden described ‘Paradise Lost’ as ‘one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced,’ while Blake, keying in on the poem’s heretical implications, described Milton as ‘a true Poet, and of the Devil’s party without knowing it.’ This thorough collection includes not only ‘Paradise Lost’ and the other major works, but the sonnets, psalms, translations, and his work in Latin. As well, there is a fine Memoir of Milton and history of his literary work.

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        The Orchid Album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants. Conducted by ... Warner... The botanical descriptions by Thomas Moore

      London: B.S. Williams (I-VIII) and B.S. Williams & Son (IX-XI), 1882-1897. 11 volumes, large quarto. (12 x 9 1/2 inches). 527 lithographic plates by John Nugent Fitch (1 double-page), hand-coloured, printed in colours and finished by hand, or printed in colours, wood-engraved full-page portrait of Williams in vol.IX. Original publisher's brown decorated cloth, the upper cover and spine blocked in gilt and black, the lower cover in blind, gilt edges. A complete set of this important record of all of the greatest orchid varieties discovered and described during the nineteenth century, with beautiful illustrations of the highest quality by John Nugent Fitch. This important work was published periodically by B.S. Williams from his nurseries in Holloway, London, from 1882 until his death in 1890. His son, Henry Williams, continued the publication through to its conclusion in 1897. These dates are important as they mark the final period when significant new varieties of orchids were discovered in the wild. This work therefore, with its selection based largely on the discoveries made during the nineteenth century, offers an unparalleled record of all the best orchid varieties before the impact of the captive- bred hybrids. The preface to the first volume lays out the aims of the publishers: "The great advances which have been made within the last few years in the introduction and the cultivation of Exotic Orchids, have suggested the desirability of devoting a monthly publication to the illustration of the best forms of these singular and aristocratic plants, and also to the explanation of the most successful methods of growing them." In addition there are numerous notes given at the end of the specific descriptions about contemporary orchid collections, shows and growers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. These offer a valuable glimpse into the world of the late-Victorian orchid enthusiast, and contain information, available no where else, that casts light onto the early history of the captive cultivation of a number of varieties and species. The plates by John Nugent Fitch (a member of the greatest family of British 19th-century botanical artists) benefit greatly from the large format of the work "Being of Royal Quarto size, the pages of the Album are sufficiently large to enable the artist to produce ample and intelligible portraits of the plants without their becoming cumbersome." The resultant work offers both a fascinating insight into the state of knowledge about orchids and their cultivation, and also an unrivalled visual record by one of the great botanical artists of the day. Great Flower Books (1990) p.149; Nissen BBI 2107; The Orchid Observed 23.

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        Shotover, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1882, Value of the Stakes £4800 and the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket. got by Hermit out of Stray Shot. The Property of His Grace the Duke of Westminster. Won the Ascot Derby 1882. Trained by John Porter - Ridden by Tom Cannon

      London: George Rees, 7 June 1882. Aquatint engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, 'Painted & Engraved by Edwin Henry Hunt'. 18 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches. 26 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches. A portrait of the most famous British jockey of the time, Tom Cannon, up on Shotover, winner of the 1882 Derby. Thomas Cannon (1846-1917) ' rode his first winner in 1860, and shortly afterwards came to the attention of the trainer, John Day of Danebury, whose daughter he later married. His first classic success was in 1866, when he won the One Thousand Guineas. During his racing career he rode 1,544 winners. He was champion jockey in 1872 with eighty-seven winners. He rode winners for the stable managed by his brother Joseph in Bedford Cottage Yard at Newmarket, including Lord Lonsdales Pilgrimage, on which he won the One Thousand Guineas and Two Thousand Guineas in 1878. He won the Two Thousand Guineas on Shotover for John Porter of Kingsclere in 1882 and on Shotover he won his only Derby, also in 1882. For three seasons he rode for the Scottish millionaire George Baird (Mr Abington), training and riding Busybody. He was closely associated with James Ryans stables at Newmarket, and for Ryan he won the Two Thousand Guineas on Mr Douglas Bairds Enterprise in 1887, and on Enthusiast in 1889.' (DNB). Cf. Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.136

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        The EDITOR'S RUN In NEW MEXICO And COLORADO Embracing Twenty-Eight Letters on Stock Raising, Agriculture, Territorial History, Game, Society, Growing Towns, Prices, Prospects, &c. With Occasional Allusion to "The Governor," the Hearty Invalid, the Pueblo Maiden, and Other Subjects of Territorial Interest.

      Printed at the "Argus and Patriot" Steam Book and Job Printing House,, Lyndon, Vermont: 1882 - Frontispiece. The occasional intratextual cut. General wear & soiling to wrappers. Light foxing. A solid VG - VG+ copy. Original printed pale green paper wrappers, with printed adverts. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st edition (Adams HERD, 450; Graff 652; Howes C315; Rader 666). 233, [3 (adverts)] pp. Advert leaflet laid-in at front. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

      series to the 1882-83 series, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Twenty-five leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards and 269 foldoutplates and four fold-out tables. A scarce set running complete from 1878 to 1883. Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, based in central London, representing civil engineers. Like its early membership, the majority of its current members are British engineers, but it also has members in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2008, its total membership stands at more than 80,000. The late 18th century and early 19th century saw the founding of many learned societies and professional bodies (for example, the Royal Society and the Law Society). Groups calling themselves civil engineers had been meeting for some years from the late 18th century, notably the Society of Civil Engineers formed in 1771 by John Smeaton (renamed the Smeatonian Society after his death). At that time, formal engineering was limited to military engineers, and in the spirit of self help prevalent at the time, the Institution of Civil Engineers was founded as the world's first professional engineering body. The initiative to found the Institution was taken in 1818 by three young engineers, Henry Robinson Palmer (23), James Jones (28) and Joshua Field (32), who organised an inaugural meeting on 2 January 1818, at the Kendal Coffee House in Fleet Street. The institution made little headway until a key step was taken - the appointment of Thomas Telford as the first President of the body. Greatly respected within the profession and blessed with numerous contacts across the industry and in government circles, he was instrumental in drumming up membership and getting a Royal Charter for ICE in 1828. This official recognition helped establish ICE as the pre-eminent organisation for engineers of all disciplines. After Telfords death in 1834, the organisation moved into premises in Great George Street in the heart of Westminster in 1839, and began to publish learned papers on engineering topics. Its members, notably William Cubitt, were also prominent in the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851. In some respects ICE was ahead of its time, providing a focus for engineers from other disciplines. Mechanical engineer and tool-maker Henry Maudslay was an early member and Joseph Whitworth presented one of the earliest papers it was not until 1847 that the Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established (with George Stephenson as its first President). By the end of the 19th century, ICE had introduced examinations for professional engineering qualifications to help ensure and maintain high standards among its members a role it continues today. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm with all covers and pages fully attached. There is some wear to the extremities including heavy rubbing to the leather and boards and some bumping to the tops and tails of the spines. The rear outer hinge of Volume IV of the 1880-81 and VolumeIII and IV of the 1789-80series is beginning to split at the bottom. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. In Volume III of 1882-83 seriesPlate 9 has been boundbefore Plate 8. Overall the volumes are in good only condition..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Encore Heidi. Une Histoire pour les Enfants et pour Ceux qui les Aiment

      Bâle: H George. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. 1882. First French Edition. Green decorative hardback cloth cover. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 214pp. 3 b/w plates. In French. .

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        Two on a Tower

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Pompeji. Die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 Bis 1881.

      Leipzig. 1882 - Folio (10 x 13.5ins, 260 x 340mm) contemporary three-quarters red calf, green label, gilt, overall a litle worn, cloth sides spotted. 12 partly coloured plans, 68 plates, fine chromolithographs, mostly in full colour and pefectly suited to the wall decorations, paintings and artifacts found at Pompeii. Each section separately paginated. Protective tissues a little spotted, otherwise internally in nice condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        England, Picturesque and Descriptive. a Reminiscence of Foreign Travel. by Joel Cook

      Philadelphia, Porter And Coates [C1882], 1882. 1st Edition. Description: 537 p. Illus. 28 cm. Notes: Title vignette. Subjects: England--Description and travel. Wales--Description and travel. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional example; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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