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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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        The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Edmund Spencer (9 Out of 10 Volumes)

      London: Hazell, Watson, and Viney, 1882. Leather Bound. Very Good. Hazell, Watson, and Viney, London. Private circulation only; limited to 100 copies. Simply Gorgeous. 4to. Fully bound in bright,contemporary red levant leather. Gilt embossed borders on boards and spine. Title plates and volume indicators on each spine. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt borders inside boards. Tight bindings and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight scuffing, bumping. Gilt page ends. Clean, unmarked pages. Text block is good. Overall, a gorgeous, nearly complete set in very good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this lovely collection. Ships daily.

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        The Complete Works in verse and prose

      [London:] Printed for private circulation only,, 1882&#150;4. Edited with a new life, based on original researches, and a glossary embracing notes and illustrations. By the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart &#133; 9 volumes, quarto (259 × 200 mm). Original red straight-grain quarter morocco, spines lettered and numbered in gilt direct, red cloth sides, vellum tips, top edge trimmed plain, other edges uncut. Titles in red and black. Some slight rubbing to corners, otherwise a nicely bound set in very good condition. Large paper edition, limited to 100 sets only issued thus. Although the set was originally planned to be in 10 volumes, no more was published after vol. 9. Ordinary copies were issued in octavo.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed

      4 measures encompassing the range of the violin, marked "Etendue du Violon," notated on a large oblong octavo leaf (167 x 227 mm.). Inscribed "A mon collègue [!] et bon ami A. Fischer... Camillo Sivori Paris 17 Février 1882." & & Very slightly foxed; slight abrasion to right-hand edge. . Sivori "studied violin with Paganini&#39;s former teacher Giacomo Costa... Between October 1822 and May 1823 Paganini was in Genoa, and, favourably struck by the young violinist, decided to give him lessons... Paganini regarded Sivori as the only pupil for whose formation he was responsible (&#39;the only person who can call himself my pupil&#39;, he wrote in 1828)... His virtuoso repertory was based principally on his own compositions and those of Paganini, but unlike his teacher, Sivori also became an exceptional performer of Classical and early Romantic chamber music... A stylish composer, who displayed a lovely melodic vein, Sivori composed around 60 pieces." Flavio Menardi Noguera in Grove online

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        Household Stories from the Collection of the Brothers Grimm translated from the German by Lucy Crane and Done into Pictures by Walter Crane

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1882. First edition A Fine copy. Octavo. Handsome dark green quarto morocco with marbled boards and end papers. Gilt ornament and lettering on spine with 5 raised bands. Gilt title, author and edition set in panels 2,4,6 respectively. T.E.G. Slightly rubbed corners. Small stain on final leaf and endpaper, otherwise a clean. Pp. 269, beautifully illustrated frontispiece, title page, head and tailpieces and ten plates by Walter Crane to accompany dozens of Grimm&#39;s tales translated by Crane&#39;s sister Lucy. A fine achievement.

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        An illustrated essay on the noctuidae North american, with "a colony of butterflies"

      London: John van Voorst, 1882. relié. 16,5x26cm. Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage marine, dos lisse comportant de petites traces de frottements sans gravité, deux coins très légèrement émoussés, gardes et contreplats de papier noir. Ouvrage bien complet de ses planches comportant la représentation de 45 papillons rehaussés à l&#39;aquarelle. Très rares rousseurs. - John van Voorst, London _1882, 16,5x26cm, relié. - relié

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        The PLAYS And POEMS Of CHARLES DICKENS With A Few Miscellanies in Prose Now First Collected Edited, Prefaced and Annotated by Richard Hearne Shepherd. In Two Volumes

      W. H. Allen & Co. London:: W. H. Allen & Co.,. 1882.. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 5-5/8". 1st edition (NCBEL III, 815). 2 volumes (406; vi, [2], 420 pp). Index in Volume II.. Blue cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine (professionally rebacked, with original spine panels laid-down). Pale yellow eps.. Spine panels darkened. Bookplate of "C. M. Ingleby, L.L.D.. Valentines.", the noted 19th C Shakespearian scholar. A VG set.. A scarce set as the print run was withdrawn from the trade due to copyright issues (on No Thoroghfare) and not republished until 1885.

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        A History of Champagne, with notes on The Other Sparkling Wines of France

      London: Vizetelly & Co, 1882. Hardcover. Very Good -. Contains bookplate and written name/date of previous owner John B. Stanchfield, lawyer and NY Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 1900. Other minor markings on endleaves, but text has no writing or markings. Frontispiece protected by tissue paper. Edges of pages tanned from age. Interior hinges cracked. Green cloth covers have gilt lettering and decorations on front board and spine. All edges gilt. Head of spine chipped, starting at hinges. Boards and corners rubbed, edges fraying. This is an attractive volume inside and out. Full refund if not satisfied.

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        The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms with Observations on Their Habits

      London: John Murray, 1882. Sixth thousand, (corrected) 328pp., from the fourth generation of the Wedgwood-Darwin family library with their bookplates, handsomely bound by the family&#39;s favorite binder. D. Dilworth, Newcastle with their small green bindery label, in full tan diced calf, boards single ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, red morocco spine label gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, a couple of spots of darkening to spine otherwise a fine, bright copy. An important study of vegetable mould and worms which covers the whole surface of the land in every moderately humid country. Generally blackish in color and a few inches in thickness and found in various subsoils around the world.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        San Gimignano.

      XIX secolo. Puntasecca firmata, titolata e datata in lastra "J. Pennel, San Ghimignano, 1882", cm 21 x 26 (alla lastra) pi? margini bianchi. Bella prova raffigurante una veduta in verticale del paese, con le tre torri e con gran parte della piccola cittadina. In primo piano, un campo con olivi, in lontananza i tipici cipressi del paesaggio toscano. Il tutto ripreso da un punto di vista pi? ribassato che guarda verso l'alto e che conferisce allo scorcio il senso di una veduta in cui si riconosce immediatamente l'inconfondibile San Gimignano. Joseph Pennel (Philadelphia, 1857 - 1926) ? stato un incisore, litografo, illustratore e scrittore americano (molti libri li scrisse in collaborazione con la moglie Elisabetta Robin Pennel), le cui opere risultano caratterizzate dal tratto raffinato, incisivo e deciso. Joseph Pennell fu infatti anche un attento viaggiatore, che mise la sua arte al servizio della natura e fiss? sulla carta, con grande maestria, il frutto delle sue osservazioni. Fra XIX e XX secolo, lungo le citt? e le campagne della Toscana, l'occhio dell'artista si sofferm? spesso su luoghi reconditi e su luoghi pi? noti, ch'egli seppe sempre riprodurre con notevole fedelt? documentaria, riproponendoli attraverso tagli e prospettive particolari, che li hanno resi nuovi ai nostri occhi e li hanno riproposti nella loro bellezza ai tanti viaggiatori stranieri. Un volume, catalogo di una mostra tenutasi a Borgo Sansepolcro, ha permesso una scelta significativa di disegni, acquerelli e pastelli di soggetto toscano conservati nel Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe della Galleria degli Uffizi, e provenienti da quel nucleo di oltre trecento disegni (realizzati per illustrare un libro di Maurice Hewlett) donati dallo stesso artista all'istituzione fiorentina. ? quindi un autore ottimamente riconosciuto a livello internazionale. Ottimo stato di conservazione. .

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        GIORNALE PER I BAMBINI. Si pubblica ogni giovedì. Direttore Ferdinando Martini.

      In-4 p. (mm. 300x223), mz. pelle coeva (risg. rifatti). Di questo celebre settimanale illustrato, che negli anni 1881-1883 pubblicò per la prima volta a puntate "Pinocchio", offriamo l?annata completa del 1882, pp. 848. Il testo di Collodi, cioè la "Storia di un Burattino", che in seguito avrà il titolo definitivo di "Le avventure di Pinocchio", apparve in 26 puntate, dal luglio 1881 al gennaio 1883. L?annata del 1882 contiene 16 puntate. Nel ns. esemplare: il n. 1 restaur. per manc. (non di testo) e con macchiette; con tracce d?uso e qualche alone ma di certo in buono stato di conservazione.

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        A Treatise on the Law of Stock-Brokers and Stock-Exchanges

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers. 1882. First. First edition. Full morocco gilt, all edges gilt, possibly a presentation binding or issue. Corners well-rubbed, still a nice and presentable, very good copy. Inscribed by the author: "To Francis N. Bangs, Esq. with sincere regards of John R. Dos Passos. May 22 '82" and with the neat ownership signature of Bangs. Dos Passos was a powerful industrialist and lawyer, and the father of author John Dos Passos, who was conceived out of wedlock in 1896 (he later married his baby-momma in 1910). Bangs was a very prominent attorney specializing in business matters, a founding member of the New York City Bar Association, and its president from 1882 to 1883. His son was the author and satirist John Kendrick Bangs. An interesting association. .

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        PAXTON'S FLOWER GARDEN. Revised by Thomas Baines with coloured plates

      1882. PAXTON, Joseph, Sir, and John Lindley. PAXTON'S FLOWER GARDEN. Revised by Thomas Baines. London, Paris & New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1882. [Vols. 2 & 3: Cassell & Company Limited, 1883-1884]. Second Edition. 108 lovely chromolithographic plates. 3 quarto volumes. Contemporary 3/4 green morocco bindings by Bemrose, Derby. Bindings are damaged at tops of spines, with some loss, and show general wear and some spotting. Several plates in Vol. 3 are sprung. Text leaves clean but toned at edges. Bright plates. Complete.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed

      4 measures encompassing the range of the violin, marked "Etendue du Violon," notated on a large oblong octavo leaf (167 x 227 mm.). Inscribed "A mon collègue [!] et bon ami A. Fischer... Camillo Sivori Paris 17 Février 1882." Very slightly foxed; slight abrasion to right-hand edge. . Sivori "studied violin with Paganini's former teacher Giacomo Costa... Between October 1822 and May 1823 Paganini was in Genoa, and, favourably struck by the young violinist, decided to give him lessons... Paganini regarded Sivori as the only pupil for whose formation he was responsible ('the only person who can call himself my pupil', he wrote in 1828)... His virtuoso repertory was based principally on his own compositions and those of Paganini, but unlike his teacher, Sivori also became an exceptional performer of Classical and early Romantic chamber music... A stylish composer, who displayed a lovely melodic vein, Sivori composed around 60 pieces." Flavio Menardi Noguera in Grove online

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        En Folkefiende. Skuespil i fem Akter.

      Gyldendal, København 1882. 219 sider. Orig. komponeret helshirtingsbind med tresidet guldsnit i den grønne farve. Diskret, samtidigt ejerstempel på titelbladet. Lidt plettet indvendig og ganske let kantslitage. Ellers et godt eksemplar.. Førsteudgaven

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        Nora : A Play [SIGNED & DEDICATED by the TRANSLATOR]

      Griffith and Farran, U.K., 1882. First Edition. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First English Edition of the play, now better known as 'A Doll's House' xxiv, 120 pages, size 6.5 inches tall by 4 inches. Book - [SEE SCAN] - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] bright green boards with blind stamped decoration and gilt lettering - light marking to the back board, some bumping to the extreme top of the spine. Contents, light browning to the free front and rear endpaper and last page of text, browning and spotting to translator's dedication page, light marking to the occasional page otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Signed and Dedicated by the Translator ' Mr S W Browne With Kindest regards from H F Lord Dec 2, 1882.' to the front free end paper. A Lovely Example of this Highly Collectable Title. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Theatre & Plays. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 004688.

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        Great content archive of letters, mostly relating to tortoises and the giant Coco de Mer palm tree growing in the Seychelles which Chinese Gordon had identified as the location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the palm being the Tree of Knowledge; one letter recounts the story of the tortoise carrying Noah's Ark to Mt. Ararat

      Archive of 17 Autograph Letters Signed "C.E. Gordon," mostly 4.5" x 7", 33 pages in all, front and verso. Each to Charles Button of Mahé, Seychelles (north of Madagascar). With an unsigned pictorial listing of repairs to Gordon's headquarters in his hand. In an undated letter on stationery embossed with the British coat of arms, Gordon thanks Button "for your kind offer of the small Tortoises. I hope you will not give any away at all. A time will come, when they will be very valuable and it is a great pity to give any of them away, they are only neglected..." Mouse-eaten at folds and upper edge, not near signature. In 1881, Gordon published a report, original in the British Museum, entitled "Gigantic land tortoises of Seychelles," crediting the information to "a very intelligent gentleman Mr Charles Button of Providence Mahé." In another undated two page signed letter, the conclusion of an ALS, Gordon asks Button to "tell me about the Coco de Mers, for I am much interested &#150; do you think they will die out. Have you got a serpent for me. If so cork the bottle well..." Coco de Mer is a palm tree native to the Seychelles. They grow up to 100 feet tall. In 1881, Gordon proclaimed the Vallée de Mai on Praslin Island in the Seychelles as the biblical Garden of Eden, and the coco de mer, the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. Ironically, in the next sentence of his letter, Gordon asks for a serpent. Both letters bear repairs, not affecting the text. On another sheet, unsigned, Gordon has listed repairs and costs of his headquarters, with sketches on verso. In April 1881, he left England for Mauritius as Commanding Royal Engineer, remaining there until March 1882 when he was promoted to Major General. He was sent to the Cape Colony to aid in settling affairs in Basutoland. By October, he was back in England. Two letters are dated 1881, each mentioning the Coco de Mer. Excerpts: (1) "I got your paper on the Coco de Mer..." (lightly penned). (2) "I sent your remarks on to Mr Broome about the Coco de Mer, and he writes that he takes the greatest interest in them... "Thirteen letters are dated 1882. Excerpts: (1) "I am also glad you are looking after the Coco de Mers...Glad to hear of your success in curing Cocoa Nut tree disease...Look after the two Tortoises in the Govt Plot. Have the fruit on that tree in Govt plot..." For many years, European leaders imported and ate the fruit's jelly, which they believed was an aphrodisiac. Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a protected forest of 4,000 Coco de Mer trees. (2) "I want the two or four Tortoises to be little ones and alive..." (3) "I asked Mr Brodie to execute some commissions for me, but I am much afraid that he is too busy..." Hole from removal of wax seal removes "ieve/Your" from "Believe me/Yours sincerely" in the closing. (4) "I want the four little Tortoises alive not dead. You may have to pay more for them than I put down however I will repay you...I send you a little box enclosing two Brooches for Mrs. Button. One is the arms of Seychelles when it gets free of the Mauritius. [The coat of arms of the present Republic of Seychelles, with a turtle and a palm tree, is based on a design by Gordon.] The other is the Hindoo representation of Universe. The Hindoos think that Curuman one of the incarnations of Bhudda, and which name signifies Tortoise when the flood came took the form of a Tortoise and placed the Ark on his back took it to Ararat with Noah. The Tortoise eggs take six months to hatch. The flood lasted four months so that I think the flood covered them and that when it subsided, the eggs were hatched, they never could have walked down from Ararat. You see none of these isles have much animal life on them. N.B. I forgot to ask you to get me in a bottle of Spirits one of the little snakes which are found on Praslin..." Praslin Island was the location of the Garden of Eden, according to Gordon. Minor repairs, not affecting text, (5) "Your letter was very interesting and I hope you will keep an eye on everything connected with the Coco de Mer, especially its mode of germination..." (6) "I would like a short bit of Common Cocoa nut wood, as well as of the Coco de Mer wood..." (7) "If I do not come, keep the little Tortoises for me. I may send for them at some future time..." (8) "The vessel for Zanzibar which I had hoped to catch has not been able to await the coming in of mail, so that I may after all, have to come by the April mail..." Gordon, now Major General, was on his way to the Cape Colony. (9) "I cannot come through Seychelles, so kindly see the things packed safely and ready to go to Adm. by the April mail.." (10) "You will be sick of my notes, but this will be the last...the address Col. Gordon care of Agent British India...Co. Adm..." The last four letters were written by Gordon from March 15-21, 1882, as he prepared to leave Mauritius. (11) From Cape Town, June 17, 1882. "Let me know how you go on at Seychelles in which place I take a great interest. Better address me General Gordon RE 5 Rochester Place Southampton for there is no direct route to Cape from Seychelles...This Colony is a smart one &; there is plenty of vigour in it..." (12) "I am now on my way home and shall be better able to write to you than when at the Cape where the communications took such time. When you write, tell me about the Coco de Mer and anything you can think of in the way of curious things...How is the Coco de Mer in the Govt Garden at Mahé and how are the Tortoises. I hope that they are looked after. Remember you are to keep the little ones for me of the Brood which came out last October. I wish I could come and settle out at Seychelles but it is too far off and I am thinking of settling down in Palestine..." Repairs in blank areas not affecting text. (13) From Southampton, November 25, 1882. "Here is a letter from Mr. Dyer who evidently considers you to be what I know you are a most valuable botanical ally..." Drawing two clusters of buds, Gordon tells Button to "put some of these up for me but do not send them till I write for fear they should be stolen. I am sorry I lost the small cooped backed tortoise, in fact all the small things were stolen...Write me how the two big Tortoises are, also anything new about Coco de Mer." Of the 17 AlsS, 12 mention the Coco de Mer and/or tortoises! A truly remarkable archive in generally fine condition.

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        Orig. handwritten and signed manuscript for "Notes on Matters Parliamentary." 4 pp. 4to.

      N.d. Between 1882 (watermark-date in the paper) and 1886 (year of printing). This is an essay concerning parliamentary matters: "Big as the passing days are with hopes of events/ to come, hard as times are now, and/ troublous as the outlook is, there has seldom passed/ a month in which there is so little/ to say about the proceedings of that "representative"/ body called Parliament which according to the views/ of some worthy persons is the only instrument/ by means of which the construction of Society/ can be carried out..." It is especially related to Chamberlin: "There/ is Mr. Chamberlin's circular to the Boards of Guardians,/ which is as complete an exemplification of/ the helplessness of our present ggovernmental system/ as could be..." and to Ireland: "For after all the question England really is/ Shall Ireland separate with civil war or without it/ And for Ireland: "Shall we be allowed to deal with the Land as we think good?" Due to many handwritten corrections, there are many variations from the printed version.. Printed in April 1886 in "The Organ of the Social Democracy." Volume 2, Number 15

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        Specimen Days & Collect

      Philadelphia: David McKay. 1882-'83. First. First edition, second issue with the McKay imprint. Some modest erosion to the cloth on the spine, paper over the front hinge starting, else a very good copy. Very nicely Inscribed (but not signed) by Whitman to a fellow author: "To Churchill Williams from his friend the Author with love. December 27, 1883." Francis (or Frank) Churchill Williams was the son of a successful playwright, and an 1891 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (where he was Class President in his Senior year). Aside from publishing two novels (including an interesting portrait of Philadelphia politics, J. Devlin, Boss), he was an active member of the Philadelphia publishing world as a journalist, editor, and publisher. He apparently was well-known to most of the literary figures of the time, and is recorded as a guest at Mark Twain's 70th birthday party. Something of a literary prodigy at Germantown Academy where he attended high school, Whitman's inscription was written to Williams when the latter was 14 years old, a freshman at Germantown, and already winning literary prizes. Presumably Whitman, ensconced across the river in Camden, was warmly acquainted with young Williams, as the affectionate inscription would seem to indicate. Whitman was an active and agreeable signer, but for whatever reason, Specimen Days isn't often found signed by its author, especially with this degree of affection. .

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        [Broadsheet]: Larimore! The Greatest Railroad Center of Northern Dakota! The Only Point Having Two Competing Lines of Railroads in Northern Dakota, Except Fargo

      [No place - St. Louis?]: A. Gast & Co.. 1882. First. Broadsheet. 10.75" x 14" (36 x 27.5 cm.). Slightly misfolded, tiny splits, a small and light stain, still about near fine. One side is text in various interesting typefaces to promote the newly founded city, the verso displays a map of Larimore and a caricature of a black schoolmaster pointing to the city, while a half dozen young black boys carry on happily and mischievously. An unusual western promotional broadsheet with blunt black caricatures. The map is displayed as a wall map in a school, the schoolmaster holds a book that reads "Look here, look there, look way over yonder at the rising young city of Larimore." The books that the children are brandishing also contain praise for Larimore. OCLC locates a single copy, at the Denver Public Library; not in LOC American Memory. .

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        Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum.

      Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1882. Zweite Auflage. 379 p. Contemporary half leather. Spine not perfect. Bought in Russia according to annotations by Zäta Höglund.. Ur Zäta Höglunds bibliotek

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        Les sept discours touchant les dames galantes... publies sur les manuscrits de la bibliotheque nationale par henry bouchot. paris, librairie des bibliophiles, 1882.

      Tre volumi di cm. 22, pp. (4) xvi, 248 (2); (4) 263 (1); (4) 314 (2). Frontespizi in rosso e nero, ritratto in antiporta e 7 tavole all'acquaforte (incise da Boilvin su disegni di Edouard de Beaumont). Bella legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino rosso con ampie punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli di testa dorati e brossure originali conservate. Marginoso ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Esemplare appartenente alla tiratura su Grand Papier di 220 esemplari numerati a mano. Il presente n. 121, su Papier d'Hollande con tutte le tavole in tre stati. Cfr. Vicaire I, 588 e segg.

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