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        THE HORSE IN MOTION AS SHOWN BY INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A STUDY ON ANIMAL MECHANICS FOUNDED ON ANATOMY AND THE REVELATIONS OF THE CAMERA IN WHICH IS DEMONSTRATED THE THEORY OF QUADRUPEDAL LOCOMOTION. EXECUTED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF LELAND STANFORD

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882..

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        The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography ?

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First edition, printed by John Wilson at the University Press, Cambridge. 100 lithographic plates (9 in color), 7 collotype plates, several photo-engravings in the text. 127 pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. Original brown cloth with gilt pictorial stamping, t.e.g. Recased, new endpapers. First edition, printed by John Wilson at the University Press, Cambridge. 100 lithographic plates (9 in color), 7 collotype plates, several photo-engravings in the text. 127 pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. Classic study and justly famous for its use of photography toward the understanding of the motion of the horse. The author employed the photographer E.J. Muybridge and a battery of 24 cameras taking successive shots at 1/5000th of a second. The remarkable results, painstakingly described and illustrated here, revolutionized the contemporary conception of the horse in motion. Podeschi 222; Well 7300.84; Boni, p. 175; Grimshaw, The Horse, no. 11; Casey Wood, p. 583

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        The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography

      Boston, MA: James R. Osgood, 1882. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. First Edition. c.1882. Hardcover. Brown cloth, gilt titles and gilt decorations of horses on front cover, gilt edge. 4to. 127pp. 107 plates. Very Good+. Light rubbing to board edges and spine-ends, inner hinges expertly strengthened, light general wear. Eadweard Muybridge's photos of the horse in motion revolutionized the use of photography in science. A bright, lovely copy!

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        The Horse in Motion As Shown by Instantaneous Photography with a Study on Animal Mechanics Founded on Anatomy and the Revelations of the Camera in Which is Demonstrated the Theory of Quadrupedal Locomotion

      Boston: James R. Osgood. Good with no dust jacket; Frontispiece and title page professionally . repaired at margins, gift inscription on front flyleaf, cup ring and white . paint stains on title page, pages toned.. 1882. Hardcover. Nicely rebound in brown cloth with gilt-stamped leather spine labels. Top edges gilt. 127 pages of text and 107 plates, including five heliotypes and 9 color plates illustrating equine anatomy. Preface by Leland Stanford. Photo of book before rebinding laid in. An important book in both the history of photography and equine literature with a fascinating back story about how it was researched and written. Railroad baron, California Governor, and horse racing mogul Leland Stanford (he also bankrolled the founding of Stanford University) had a wager with some of his horse racing buddies about whether all four hooves left the ground at a point during a horse's trot. Stanford hired antiquarian bookseller-turned-photographer Eadweard Muybridge to provide photographic evidence of this split-second event, which he did in 1872 with an elaborate set-up of multiple cameras and other equipment. In 1874, Muybridge shot and killed his wife's lover and was embroiled in a dramatic court battle (bankrolled by Stanford) in which he pleaded insanity based on severe head injuries received from an earlier stagecoach accident, but which the jury decided was deserving of an acquittal as a justifiable homicide. Muybridge continued his equine photography projects for his benefactor until the present volume was published, in which Muybridge's photographs were used as a basis for most of the illustrations, but which only briefly mentions his name in the preface and appendix. Muybridge later published his landmark and comprehensive Animal Locomotion series in eleven volumes (Parr and Badger, vol. 1, p. 52). This 1887 opus contained 781 plates of animals and humans in various actions and contributed greatly to scientific and artistic knowledge of anatomy and movement. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        Memoires du Chevalier de Beaujeu. Contenant ses divers voyages, tant en Pologne, en Allemagne, qu'en Hongrie... Amsterdam, heirs of Antoine Schelte, 1700. With: (2) [LACERDA, Fernando Correa de (author) and Michel BLOUIN DE LA PIQUETIERRE (translator)]. Relation des troubles arrivez dans la cour de Portugal en l'année 1667. & en l'année 1668. Amsterdam, suivant la copie [= A Wolfgang?], 1674. 2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary vellum.

      Ad 1: V. Gestel-Van het Schip, Maps in books of Russia and Poland 71; ad 2: Barbier IV, col. 223; Willems, Les Elzevier, "Annexes'"1882. Ad 1: First edition of the memoires of Chevalier de Beaujeu, pseudonym of François Paulin Dalairac (died 1691), a French Roman Catholic Capuchin priest, writer and translator. After having travelled in Poland, Germany, and Hungary, the author rectifies many mistakes in the maps as to distances of places; he gives a particular account of these countries, and most especially of Poland, and all things relating to it. Ad 2: French translation printed in Amsterdam of a work on the troubles in the court of Portugal during the years 1667-1668. Title-page of the second work waterstained. Good copies

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        La forêt bleue EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1882. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1882, 13x19,5cm, relié. - First Edition, one of the rare copies printed on Holland paper paper (We know of at least two) unknown bibliographies leading copy. Bound in black half morocco with corners, back with five nerves embellished with ornate golden dotted double gilded boxes inlaid with red leather inset, date tail, gilt fillet on covers, covers and spine preserved, golden head on witnesses binding signed Blanchetière. Beautiful autograph of the author (José-Maria de Heredia) "First flute player of the modern ancient times, the teacher friend of Pan and goat-feet, this humble and distant echo of an adorable syrinx ... Jean Lorrain "Our copy is enriched with an autograph letter signed by the current of 2 sheets sent to (Leon) Vanier connected volume header author. Exceptional copy superbly prepared. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rarissimes exemplaires imprimés sur papier de Hollande (Nous en connaissons au moins deux) inconnus des bibliographies, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs rehaussés de pointillés dorés richement orné de double caissons dorés avec incrustation de maroquin rouge en médaillon, date en queue, filet doré sur les plats, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée Blanchetière. Très bel envoi autographe de l'auteur à (José-Maria de Heredia) "Premier joueur flûte de ces modernes temps antiques, au maître ami de Pan et des chèvres-pieds, cet humble et lointain écho d'une syrinx adorable... Lorrain Jean" Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de l'auteur courant sur 2 feuillets adressée à (Léon) Vanier reliée en tête du volume. Exceptionnel exemplaire superbement établi.

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        Le Lion amoureux Nouvelle édition Avec Notice historique et littéraire pa Tirage de tête

      Paris: L. Conquet, 1882. Fine. L. Conquet, Paris 1882, 12x18,5cm, relié sous étui. - New edition printed in 500 copies, this one of 50 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition containing the reprint of Japan illustrations. The reprint of the figure that adorns the cover is on China. Binding the time of full red morocco, signed Thibaron-Joly, back with five nerves Jansenist, morocco green lining, interior framing formed of multiple threads and small golden jewel in the corners, double marbled paper guards, all edges gilt on witnesses , marbled paper bag lined with red leather. Pretty cartoon illustration by Sahib and engraved on steel by Adrien Nargeot including a figure on the cover, 18 thumbnails head and a small cul-de-lamp. Beautiful copy established in a full morocco binding signed, although the full prospectus (4 pp.), Doubled in binding Thibaron-Joly, in perfect condition. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition tirée à 500 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête contenant le tirage à part sur Japon des illustrations. Le tiré à part de la figure qui orne la couverture est sur chine. Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin rouge, signée Thibaron-Joly, dos janséniste à cinq nerfs, doublure de maroquin vert, encadrement intérieur formé de multiples filets dorés et petit fleuron aux angles, doubles gardes de papier marbré, toutes tranches dorées sur témoins, étui de papier marbré bordé de maroquin rouge. Jolie illustration dessinée par Sahib et gravée sur acier par Adrien Nargeot, comprenant une figure sur la couverture, 18 vignettes en tête et un petit cul-de-lampe. Bel exemplaire établi dans une reliure en plein maroquin signée, bien complet du prospectus (4 pp.), en reliure doublée de Thibaron-Joly, en parfaite condition.  

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        THE GAMES OF LAWN TENNIS (with authorised laws) and BADMINTON

      London, Thomas De La Rue & Co, 1882.. FOURTH EDITION,1882. Slim 12mo, approximately, 165 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, 3 text illustrations, 30 pages plus 2 pages of adverts, publisher's green cloth with attractive gilt decoration and title to upper cover, all edges gilt, gilt floral endpapers. Pale foxing to endpapers, title page and adverts, otherwise a very good copy in very bright binding. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fine Autograph Letter signed to 'My dear Clifford' (Charles George, 1833-1885, General Gordon of Khartoum, 'Chinese Gordon')

      1882 - thanking him for his "kind note and invitation. I am coming up to town on Monday preparatory to my start. Will you be in Monday or Wednesday evening . I should come to see you quietly and have a talk. I am going to put up at Charing Cross Hotel, it is very kind of you offering me house room but I will not trespass on your kindness. I saw Mr. Corbett last night. It is a great pleasure to know him. The subjects we were talking on . interest all warlike operations or politics. I know nothing like them for engrossing interest .", 3 sides 8vo., 5 Rockstone Place, Southampton, 13th December The recipient is probably Edward Clifford, (1844-1907, artist) who did a pencil portrait of Gordon in 1882 which is now in the National Portrait Gallery.

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        The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography

      Boston, MA: James R. Osgood, 1882. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. First Edition. c.1882. Hardcover. Brown cloth, gilt titles and gilt decorations of horses on front cover, gilt edge. 4to. 127pp. 107 plates. Very Good+. Light rubbing to board edges and spine-ends, inner hinges expertly strengthened, light general wear. Eadweard Muybridge's photos of the horse in motion revolutionized the use of photography in science. A bright, lovely copy!

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        Struggles And Triumphs; Or, Forty Years' Recollections [signed by Barnum]

      Buffalo:: Courier. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1882. 1st. Hardcover. 4to, original publisher's brown morocco, all edges gilt, joints and extremities heavily rubbed, covers scuffed. Frontispiece portrait, wood engraved plates. Scattered light to occasionally moderate foxing. In custom half brown morocco, gilt, and cloth slipcase and cloth chemise. Signed and inscribed in ink on front fly recto: "To / Mrs. Jerome Orcutt / with the author's best wishes / P T Barnum / ... / Bridgeport / New Years / 1882." Clean and clear inscription and signature, starting to brown. A solid unsophisticated copy. ; 0 .

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        Blutplättchen und Blutgerinnung. Von Prof. G. Bizzozero in Turin.

      - Zbl. med. Wiss., 20/20. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 20. Mai 1882, 8°, (2) pp.; mit Stempel von "Prof.Dr. Alexander Rollett". Extrem seltener Sonderdruck! - - "Schüttelt man einige Zwirnfasern mit soeben entzogenem Blute, so werden sie zuerst von großen Haufen Blutplättchen mit daran anhaftenden sparsamen weißen und roten Blutkörperchen überzogen. Nur in einer zweiten Periode schlägt sich um die Zwirnfasern und Blutplättchenhaufen das Fibrin nieder. - Wenn man nun die Zwirnfasern vor dem Beginn der zweiten Periode hervorzieht, sie schnell in einer indifferenten Chlornatriumlösung wäscht und sie dann in 3-4 Cc. einer nach A. Schmidt's Vorschriften bereiteten proplastischen Flüssigkeit taucht, so tritt constant in dieser letzteren eine bedeutende Gerinnung ein. - Wovon können solche Gerinnungen hergeleitet werden? Es ist leicht experimentell nachzuweisen, dass die Gerinnung weder durch die Zwirnfasern, noch durch die wenigen roten Blutkörperchen bedingt wird. Schwieriger ist es dagegen, den relativen Anteil der Leukocyten und der Blutplättchen an der coagulirenden Wirkung zu bestimmen. In der Tat kennen wir einerseits keine Methode, um die Blutplättchen ganz frei von Leukocyten zu sammeln und ihre Wirksamkeit zu prüfen. Andererseits kann auch von der Beschaffung und Prüfung von Flüssigkeiten, welche nur Leukocyten ." - - Rothschuh Nr. 97: "Bedeutung der Blutplättchen als Träger der Gerinnung"

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Turin, 2. IX. 1882.

      1882. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. In französischer Sprache an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten.

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        Index molluscorum maris japonici. Conscriptus et tabulis iconum xvi illustratus.

      - Casselis Cattorum [Kassel], Theodor Fischer, 1882. 4to (27.3 x 22.1 cm). vii, 301 pp., 16 finely lithographed plates of which 13 superbly hand-coloured. Near contemporary grained blue half cloth over grained burgundy cloth. Script title on the spine.l Rare, rather early, and extremely well-illustrated work on Japanese Mollusca, which includes new species. Wilhelm Bernard Rudolph [or Rudolf] Hadrian Dunker (1809-1885) was geology professor at the University of Marburg, and founder of Palaeontographica, the most important palaeontographical periodical of the 19th century. He was one of the most important malacologists of his time (Wikipedia). He was usually known as Wilhelm, a name sometimes Latinized to Guilielmo, as on the title page of this work. The plates are of great accuracy and beauty. Their quality was not reached again until more than 50 years later when the Japanese started to publish their own full colour shell books, printed in 6 to 12 colours. Binding a bit shaky, first three plates rather foxed, as usual; the other coloured plates quite clean. Nissen ZBI, 1208. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Passion illustrée sinon illustre de N.-S. Gambetta

      first edition of this Rabelaisian style pamphlet directed against Gambetta, one of 300 numbered copies on Holland paper.Binding to open bradel ivory wove, smooth back, red mesh coaching boards and boards painted in watercolor compositions centers: a bookplate and a monogram on the first front cover and Léon Gambetta embodying Christ crucified, fragile parchment wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding signed Dodé.Nadar handwritten signature under the justification of the draw.In addition, this copy is enriched with a handwritten correction Nadar pencil in The Passion, p. 45, to orveitan [sic].Book adorned the author of illustrations.Provenance: Library of Frederick Lachèvre, bibliographer, specialist in French poetry, with its large bookplate engraved and painted emblem repeated in the first boardes. A book illustration is reproduced on the lower flat of each volume.Some light and light bites to bookbinding. chés l'auctheur Paris s.d. [1882] 14x19cm relié

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        Ode à la statue de Victor Hugo, par Algernon Charles Swinburne. Traduction de Tola Dorian.

      Lemerre, Paris 1882 - Grand in-8 de 20 pp., demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture imprimée conservée (Canape). Première édition française. Un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon. Très bel exemplaire dans une reliure de Canape.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        View of the mountains around Guanabara Bay, Rio da Janeiro; View of a House on a Brazilian Plantation.

      1882 - Pair of original gouaches, the first signed and dated, lower left, . Dimensions: 30.4 x 43.5 cm. (12 x 17.25 inches). Henry Walder (fl. late 19th/early 20th century) participated in the 14th General Exhibition of the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes, Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, in Rio da Janeiro, held in 1907. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Henry James ? Bibliography [Proof sheet of checklist of the works of Henry James, Sr]

      N.p. 1882 - Printed broadside, laid down on card, docketted "No. 1. Slip 5." at upper right. 8vo. Inscribed by Henry James, Jr: "I know of no other work of my father's than those mentioned here. H. James".Lists 14 book and periodical appearances by Henry James, Sr (1811-1882), father of the novelist Henry James and philosopher William James. The elder James was an iconoclastic thinker; his writings reflect his unorthodox religious opinions, including an embrace of Swedenborgianism. Small tears from margin, faint creases. In custom cloth box Printed broadside, laid down on card, docketted "No. 1. Slip 5." at upper right. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        American medicinal plants; an illustrated and descriptive guide to the American plants used as homoeopathic remedies: their history, preparation, chemistry and physiological effects. Illustrated by the author.

      - New York, NY and Philadephia, PA, Boericke & Tafel, 1882-1887. Three parts in two volumes. Large 4to (29.2 x 22.0 cm). Three title pages (two at the start of the second volume); xv, 67 pp; 180 fine chromolithographed plates, each with two or more pages of descriptive text (90 plates in each volume). Expert, twentieth century green, grained, uniform half calf over marbled boards; spines with red Morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Mottled edges.l A classic reference work, widely regarded as the definitive study of American medicinal plants. 180 native and acculturated plants are discussed in terms of curative and adverse physiological effects, chemical constituents, along with nomenclature, description, history and habitat. This information is further completed with index, a glossary of botanical names, a bibliography, a therapeutic index, and an index of common names of the plants in French and German. Charles Frederick Millspaugh (1854-1923) was a head of the botany department at West Virginia University and curator of botany at the Field Museum in Chicago until his death in 1923. One of the best known illustrations from this work is the folded plate showing Cannabis sativa. This copy in a very nice recent binding in period style, using fine materials. Contents very good and clean without foxing, just the slightest hint of damp trace at the outermost margins on a few plates. Beautiful careful colouring. Nissen BBI, 1381; Stafleu & Cowan 6067. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LITTLE ANN AND OTHER POEMES

      London: George Routledge & Sons. N.D.. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Bookplate. Edgewear. ; Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Circa 1882. ; 64 pages .

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        Genevieve Ward, A Biographical Sketch From Original Material Derived From Her Family And Friends (With Long Holograph Letter About Ward Written By Alfred Darbyshire To Samuel Bancroft, Jr.)

      Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1882. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Frontispiece Portrait. (Xvii), 261 Pp. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Light Wear, Gilt Fairly Bright, A Little Bubbling Of Cloth, A Few Pinpoint Frays At Edges, Rear Hinge Cracked (Due To Bancroft's Personal Envelope With Thick Enclosures Tipped To Rear Endpaper), Pages Clean But A Little Aged. Ownership Signature Of Textile Manufacturer Samuel Bancroft, Jr., Of Rockford Mills, Delaware, Dated 11/22/81, And With His Large And Elaborate Heraldic Bookplate On Front Pastedown. Also With A Seven Page Holograph Letter From Alfred Darbyshire To His Cousin Bancroft, Dated September 11, 1881, Apparently In Response To Inquiries From Bancroft, Providing A Summary Of Everything Darbyshire Knew Of Mrs. Ward, Her Family And Background, And Her Current Activities. Also Included Is Bancroft's Copy Of A August 26, 1879 Cable From Ward To Derbyshire Accepting The Invitation To Speak At A Calvert Benefit; Also A Note From L. Wingfield To Darbyshire, "Good Lord! Genevieve's Biography,- All Of It? It Would Take From Here To New York" Etc., And Offering To Send Darbyshire A Copy Of This Book; Both Typed Out With An Attestation That The Originals Had Been Returned To Darbyshire. In 1880, Bancroft Was Introduced To Pre-Raphaelite English Artwork By His Cousin, Architect Alfred Darbyshire. He Fell In Love With The Art, And Once Bancroft Stepped Back From Directly Managing The Family Firm In 1889, He Began To Purchase Numerous Pieces Of Artwork. In 1880, He Was Introduced To Pre-Raphaelite English Artwork By His Cousin, Architect Alfred Darbyshire. He Fell In Love With The Art, And Once Bancroft Stepped Back From Directly Managing The Family Firm In 1889, He Began To Purchase Numerous Pieces Of Artwork. His Collection Began In 1890 With A Work By Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Whose Art And Poetry Featured Prominently In Bancroft's Further Collections Over The Next 25 Years. He Maintained Correspondence With Other Artists In The Movement, And Offered Financial Support To The Families Of Some Of Them. Bancroft Continued Adding To The Collection For The Remainder Of His Life, And Built It Into The Largest Such Collection Of Pre-Raphaelite Works Outside England. Alfred Darbyshire (20 June 1839 - 5 July 1908) Was An English Architect. He Was A Nephew Of George Bradshaw, The Compiler Of Railway Guides. Darbyshire Admired The Gothic Revival Style Of Alfred Waterhouse But Also Designed In The Neoclassical Style. Darbyshire Was A Man Of Many Talents Which Centered On The Theatre. As Well As Building Them, He Acted In Them And Became Famous For His Extravagant Stage Productions. In 1869 Charles Calvert, Actor-Manager Of The Prince's Theatre, Manchester, Employed Alfred To Redecorate The Theatre. They Became Good Friends And Alfred Assisted Calvert With The Staging Of Some Of His Great 'Revivals' Of Shakespeare's Plays. (Page 139/140, Where Ward's Productions With Calvert, Is Turned Down At A Corner By Bancroft.) In 1872 He Built A Spectacular Set For The Triumphal Entry Of The King Into London In Henry V. The Production Was Carried Through The United States And Into Australia. In New York More Than 100,000 People Visited Booth's Theatre To See The Play. As A Landscape Painter He Sketched And Painted In Italy, France, Belgium And Germany. Alfred Was An Art Critic For The Manchester Guardian, And From 1874 To 1905 He Was An Art Critic For The Courier. He Wrote A Number Of Books On Architecture, Heraldry And Art And Innumerable Pamphlets And Brochures.

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        Expedition nach den Seeen [sic !] von Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1878 bis 1880, im Auftrage der Königlichen Brittischen [sic !] Geographischen Gesellschaft. Einzige, autorisierte dt. Ausg. Aus dem Engl. 2 Tle. (in 1). Zweite Auflage. (= Bibliothek geographischer Reisen u. Entdeckungen älterer u. neuerer Zeit. Bd. XIV).

      8. XI(1) S. (Titelei), 239(1) S., 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 248 S. Mit 2 mehrf. gef., farblith. Karten. Neuer Leinenband m. schwarzgepr. Rückentitel u. aufgez. Vorderdeckel des OEinbandes. Im Text papierbedingt gebräunt ersten Ss. im ob. Seitenrd. geringf. wasserrd. Hinterer Deckelbezug des OEinbandes (m. Verlagsanz.) lose beiliegend. Henze V, 308 ff. Dt. Kolonial-Lexikon III, 479. Zweite Auflage der dt. Übersetzung die erstmals ebda. 1882 erschienen war, ein Jahr nach Herausgabe der engl. Originalausgabe (To the Central African lakes and back Ldn. 1881). - Der schottische Geologe u. Afrikaforscher Joseph Thomson (1858-1895), "der das geologisch-morphologische Wissen vom Dunkeln Erdteil um Grundeinsichten bereicherte" (Henze), wurde 1878 von der Londoner Geogr. Gesellschaft unter K. Johnston nach dem Gebiet der ostafrikanischen Seen geschickt. Nach dem frühen Tode Johnstons führte T. allein die Expedition mit hochbedeutsamem Erfolge durch. Er durchzog u.a. als erster die Landschaften Mahenge, Uhehe, Ubena und entdeckte den Rukwasee.

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        Picturesque New Zealand By C.O. Montrose Illustrated by E Rawlins Parts 1-3

      Gilmour, 182-83., Auckland 1882 - 4to, pp.28,8 (advertisements), 15 lithographic plates,one of Auckland Harbour and the rest mainly of the Terraces and views around Tarawera and Rotomahana Early cloth, Ellis 959-972 The lithographs were executed by Schmidt & Co, Auckland from illustrations by Rawlins prior to eruption of Mt Tarawera. Three issues of the first pictorial monthly magazine published in New Zealand. The third number is inscribed by the illustrator. Original printed wrappers. A good original set of this rare locally lithographed work illustrating in detail the pink and white terraces prior to the Tarawera eruption in 1886 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1882 - 1882 Wisden Rebind without Covers or Ads

      Hi, This lot is an 1882 Original Wisden , Rebound without the original covers or adverts. It is in a pretty ugly binding, the internal pages are nice and clean but there is some spotting to the page block the first 2 of the binders blank pages and the title page have a Liverpool CC stamp which is a shame but otherwise cheap and cheerful, very nicely priced.

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        Gärtnerisches Skizzenbuch.

      Berlin, Wiegandt, Hempel & Parey, [1878-]1882. - 38 x 32 cm. Titelblatt., 30 S., 60 teils gefalt. Farblithographien, darunter ein zweifach gefalteter Plan des Berliner Tiergartens. Neuer Leinenband (Hardcover) unter Verwendung von Fragmenten des Original-Kartoneinbandes. Neu mit Faden geheftetes und restauratorisch stabilisiertes Exemplar, Schimmelbefall abgesaugt und behandelt. Im oberen Bereich durch Feuchtigkeit zusammengeklebte Seiten getrennt, teils mit minimalem Textverlust. Die Pläne überwegend recht sauber, aber teils auch im oberen Bereich durch Schimmelbefall verfärbt und an einigen Stellen etwas mürbe. Thomas Nietner, Königlicher Hofgärtner im Neuen Garten zu Potsdam, hat in diesem Buch zahlreiche eigene Entwürfe sowie solche von "Fachgenossen" mit Erläuterungen vorgestellt. Das Skizzenbuch ist gedacht als ein praktisches Vorlagen- und Ideenbuch für Gartengestalter und Bauherren, mit vielen dekorativen Details und Plänen. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Isola di Sardegna

      Firenze 1882 - Carta nautica stampata dall’ Istituto Geografico Militare. In buono stato di conservazione. Aggiornata al 1916. Dimensioni 780 103mm

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        La emancipación del hombre. Historia de su desenvolvimiento físico, religioso, moral, político, científico y artístico. Seguida de unas conclusiones o epílogo de Nicolás Salmerón.

      Barcelona, Jaime Seix, Editor, 1882-1887. - En 5 tomos de –24 x 34–, con un total de 4.304 págs. Ilustrado con 65 láminas litografiadas en color, y grabados en el texto. Enc. editorial en holandesa, lomo de piel, con estampaciones en oro y en una tinta. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) (Salvador Sanpere fue historiador y político, republicano, masón y anticlerical. Nicolás Salmerón fue uno de los presidentes de la I República.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manual of the Birds of New Zealand

      Wellington NZ: George Didsbury, Government Printer, 1882. Sometime rebound with the original gilt and blue cloth cover bound in. xii, 107pp +iii. Colour plates all present and correct as called for. This book has an interesting provenance bearing the library plates of both J.E.Harting and R.W.Oates. James Edmund Harting 1841-1928, English ornithologist and naturalist, Librarian to the Linnean Society. His ownership signature dated December 1882 to the end paper together with ink marginalia notes in his neat hand throughout. Robert Washington Oates 1874-1958. Naturalist and benefactor to the maintenance of Gilbert White's house at Selbourne. Cousin to Capt. Oates 1880-1912 of Scott's Antarctic Expedition. His uncle Frank Oates 1840-1875 naturalist and explorer was the first European to set eyes on Victoria Falls. A scarce book with history.. Leather Spine, Marbled Boards. Very Good. 240x155mm.

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        L'Art moderne. Album. 1882-1883. Nos. 1-8

      L'Art moderne, Paris 1882 - 7 numéros in-4, 16 pages par numéro. Numéro 1(décembre 1882) au numéro 8 (juillet 1883). Manque le numéro 7 (juin 1883). Seuls numéros parus. Sans les planches hors-texte de Henri Boutet. Contient un dessin par Renoir et un dessin par Claude Monet. Les illustrations impressionnistes d'époque sont peu nombreuses. Exemplaires non coupés, annotations au plomb (de l'éditeur ?) aux illustrations. Ensemble peu courant offert dans un boîtier de conservation intégrant le portfolio d'origine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Torquemada

      first edition, one of the 10 numbered copies on Holland paper, the most restricted large paper print with 10 China. Half-morocco binder with corners, back with four nerves set with golden garlands and decorated with double golden caissons embellished in their centers of floral stamped with cold, golden garland in back tail, plates of marbled paper, guards and plies of paper to The tank, blankets and backs preserved, signed Bernasconi binding. Beautiful copy pleasantly established. Calmann Lévy Paris 1882 16x25,5cm relié

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        L'école des Robinsons. Le rayon vert

      - Hetzel, Paris 1882, Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm), 202pp. ; 195pp., relié. - Prima edizione collettiva illustrato con 51 disegni di Benett. Catalogo aC in fine, in preparazione per 1883. confezione di editor di rosso-arancio dice: "Per due elefanti." maccherone freddo sul secondo piatto. Buona piastra superiore, ma un po 'noioso. Torna un po 'insolated ma oro visibile. Strofinato Cappelli con tagli micro. Strofinato angoli e leggermente smussati. Secondo appartamento nello stato bello. nuova copia, privo di foxing. Robinsonade in cui l'eroe diventa un naufrago su un'isola deserta in Nuova Zelanda. Jules Verne costruirà il Robinsons Svizzera Wyss. Il Raggio Verde è un romanzo sentimentale in cui il giovane protagonista, per sfuggire a una unione contro natura dice che sposerà lorqu vedere il raggio verde, fenomeno ottico che i protagonisti della vicenda guardando in Scozia.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition collective illustrée de 51 dessins par Benett. Catalogue BC in fine, en préparation pour l'année 1883. cartonnage d'éditeur rouge-orangé dit "Aux deux éléphants". Macaron à froid sur le second plat.  Bonne plaque supérieure, mais un peu terne. Dos légèrement insolé mais ors visibles. Coiffes frottées portant de micro coupures. Coins frottés et légèrement émoussés. Second plat en bel état. Exemplaire frais, exempt de rousseurs. Robinsonade dans lequel le Héros devient un naufragé sur une île déserte vers la Nouvelle-Zélande. Jules verne s'inspirera du Robinsons Suisse de Wyss. Le Rayon vert est un roman sentimental où la jeune héroïne, afin d'échapper à un mariage contre sa nature affirme qu'elle se mariera lorqu'elle verra le rayon vert, phénomène optique que les protagonistes du récit cherchent en Ecosse.  

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        DICTIONNAIRE DE LA LANGUE FRANCAISE EN 5 TOMES DONT UN SUPPLEMENT - COMPLET.

      LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE ET CIE 1882 - ROD0100298: 5 TOMES : 1+2+3+4+5 : 944 pages + paginé de 946 à 2080+ 1396 pages + paginé de 1398 à 2628 + Supplément : 375+84 pages dans un même volume. Titre, auteur, tomaison et fleurons dorés. Bords des plats, coins et coiffes un peu frottés. Coins abimés. Epidermures. Contre-plats jaspés. Texte sur 3 colonnes. Tome Premier: A-C . Tome 2: D-H . Tome 3: I-P . Tome 4: Q-Z . Supplément renfermant un grand nombre de termes d'art, de science, d'agriculture, etc. et de néologismes de tous genres appuyés d'exemples. Contenant : 1. Pour la Nomenclature : tous les mots du dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, tous les termes usuels des sciences, arts, metiers et vie pratique - 2. Pour la Grammaire : la prononciation de chaque mot figurée, l'examen des locutions, des idiotismes, des exceptions, etc. - 3. Pour la signification des mots : les definitions, synonymes principalement considérés dans leurs relations avec les définitions, etc. - 4. Pour la partie historique : une collection de phrases appartenant aux anciens ecrivains depuis les premiers temps de la langue française jusqu'au seizième siècle, et disposée dans l'ordre chronologique à la suite des mots auxquels elles se rapportent - 5. Pour l'Etymologie : La determination de chaque mot, etc. 6 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 443-Dictionnaire français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nordland-Fahrten [Nordlandfahrten / Nordland=Fahrten]. Band I: Malerische Wanderungen durch Norwegen, Schweden, Irland und Schottland / Band II: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und Wales / Band III: Malerische Wanderungen durch England und die Kanalinseln / Band IV: Malerische Wanderungen durch Holland und Dänemark. Illustriert durch viele Holzschnitte nach Originalzeichnungen der bewährten Künstler.

      Leipzig, Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, [1881 - 1882]. - Vier Bände (vollständig). Folio. VIII, 192 / VIII, 238, [2] / VIII, 240 / IV, 228 Seiten / pages. Original Hardcover. Sehr dekorative, reich und aufwendig verzierte Ganzleinenbände. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltene Ausgabe. In diesem Zustand ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ganz selten ! With 31 views of Norway, 6 views of Sweden, 34 illustrations of Ireland, 38 views of Scotland (With a beautiful Steelengraving of Edinburgh "From Calton Hill"). The second volume has 101 views of England and 40 of Wales. The third volume contains112 views of England and 19 illustrations on the Channel Islands. The fourth volume has 53 views of Holland and 29 views of Denmark.

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        The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester / History of Cheshire, 3 vols.; Compiled from Original Evidences in Public Offices, the Harleian and Cottonian MSS., Parochial Registers, Private Muniments.a Personal Survey of every Township in the County

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882. Second edition. Hardcover. Good. Three volumes. Second edition, 1882. Small folios, cloth-backed buff boards with paper spine labels, illustrated (some in color), Good ex-library volumes with minor treatments (bookplates, stamps, etc.), age-toning to the pages, some strengthening to the inner hinges wuth Japanese paper, wear to the edges of some of the pages, some soiling and discoloration to the covers of the books, soiling and wear to the spine-labels, rubbing and wear to the edges of the covers of the books including some fraying and loss. Uncommon set.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1882 - 1882 Original Paperback Wisden, Tape to Spine.

      Hi, I recently purchased a set of Wisdens and the first 50 of the run were in a suitcase that had not been opened for over 50 years. This lot is an 1882 Original Paperback Wisden. It has tape to the spine. It is in Very Good Condition for the year. The tape is neatly done and holds the book together well, the covers have some marks and age toning , mainly to the bottom of the rear cover. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. No restoration other than the tape applied many years ago. A hard year to find.

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        La Sibylle Russe [cover title]

      St.-Pétersbourg: Imprimerie de Jul Stauff (J. Fichon), 1882 [but 1881]. First Thus. 24mo (8.25cm.); later full red morocco,  bound in original peach wrappers printed within typographically decorative border; xii,72pp. Minor bumping to corners, wrappers show some light soiling and wear with general rubbing slightly effacing text without loss of meaning; a few interior leaves trimmed a bit close, but still Very Good and sound overall. Imprint on p. 72 (in Russian): "Dozvoleno Tsenzuroiu. SNB. 1- Oktiabra 1881."  Original French-language edition of this Russian divination booklet first published in 1877 according to the Preface, signed "A. de K.," based on the system of an "old and famous divinatrix, who lived in Kiev many centuries ago" (our translation). The "sibylle russe" is composed of 36 cards (not included here, though it is unclear if this was to be issued with the cards), each described in detail in the text, each representing four sections of the same drawing (i.e. prophecy), among these an old sorceress (Your opinions will not be appreciated!), a nest (An inconsequential person will cause you harm!), and a ladder (Great success, many honors!). Forms part of the prevalent 19th-century Russian craze for fortune-telling, this title unrecorded though described perfectly by Faith Wigzell in her Reading Russian Fortunes: Print Culture, Gender and Divination in Russia from 1765 (1998): "Some of these books...were very short, commonly consisting of instructions and interpretive key to a single fortune-telling method," "...their contents attributed to illustrious sages, alchemists, sorcerers and seers" (p. 11). The present work, though cheaply published in the format thus issued for the peasant classes, is unusual in that here it has been adapted into French, "la langue universelle" of the Russian aristocratic classes during the reign of Peter the Great. We forgo calling this a French translation, as the Russian proverbs have been replaced with French commonplace idioms.  Apparently unrecorded: not in OCLC, COPAC, or KVK.

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        The Fire Protection of Mills; and Construction of Mill Floors; Containing Tests of Full Size Wood Mill Columns.

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1882. Red/gilt cloth. Decorated spine. Pencil inscription; 1882, Boston, on fep. Preface vi. Contents. ix. Illustrations, Data, 196 pgs. Index 16 pgs. illustrated advertisments. Rare first edition, OCLC finds 0 copies, in excellent condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Architecture. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        THE REVOLT OF MAN

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1882.. Octavo, [i-vi] [1] 2-358 [1]-4: ads, original reddish orange decorated pebble-grain cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, top edge untrimmed, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. In a future England, as dominated by women as Victorian England was by men, the men finally revolt. "An amusing, well-written book ... a pleasant relief from the long-winded novels that Besant wrote with James Rice. The question has arisen whether THE REVOLT OF MAN is not a satire against Victorian male chauvinism, but the indications are that Besant meant the work literally." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 191. The novel was first published anonymously and languished until noticed by the SATURDAY REVIEW, after which the book quickly went through additional printings totaling 9000 copies. "When I say that the advanced woman has never ceased to abuse the book, and the author, its success will be understood." - Besant, Autobiography (1902), p. 212 (quoted in Wolff, XIX Century Fiction). Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 071. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 9. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 19. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 12. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 96. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 68. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 23. Bleiler (1978), p. 22. Reginald 01213. Sadleir 201. Wolff 460. Early owner's name, address and date (1882) at upper right corner of the front free endpaper and his name and address again on the half title page within hand-drawn rules. A bit of mild soiling to front cover, a bright, tight, internally fine copy with an attractive, largely clean binding. A very nice copy. (#151637)

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        L'école des Robinsons. Le rayon vert

      Hetzel 1882 - - Hetzel, Paris 1882, Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm), 202pp. ; 195pp., relié. - Première édition collective illustrée de 51 dessins par Benett. Catalogue BC in fine, en préparation pour l'année 1883. cartonnage d'éditeur rouge-orangé dit "Aux deux éléphants". Macaron à froid sur le second plat. Bonne plaque supérieure, mais un peu terne. Dos légèrement insolé mais ors visibles. Coiffes frottées portant de micro coupures. Coins frottés et légèrement émoussés. Second plat en bel état. Exemplaire frais, exempt de rousseurs. Robinsonade dans lequel le Héros devient un naufragé sur une île déserte vers la Nouvelle-Zélande. Jules verne s'inspirera du Robinsons Suisse de Wyss. Le Rayon vert est un roman sentimental où la jeune héroïne, afin d'échapper à un mariage contre sa nature affirme qu'elle se mariera lorqu'elle verra le rayon vert, phénomène optique que les protagonistes du récit cherchent en Ecosse. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First collective edition illustrated with 51 drawings by Benett. Catalog BC in fine, in preparation for 1883. carton of orange-red editor says "For two elephants." Cold macaroon on the second flat. Good top plate, but a little dull. Back slightly insolated but visible gold. Rubbed Caps with micro cuts. Rubbed corners and slightly blunted. Second flat in beautiful condition. Fresh copy, free of foxing. Robinsonade in which the hero becomes a castaway on a desert island to New Zealand. Jules Verne will build the Robinsons Switzerland Wyss. The Green Ray is a sentimental novel where the young heroine, to escape a marriage against nature says she will marry lorqu see the green flash, optical phenomenon that the protagonists of the story looking in Scotland. 202pp. ; 195pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EUROPEAN BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS with 61 coloured plates

      CASSELL, PETT, GALPIN e Co.:, 1882. Vol. in -4 (23,5 x 27,5 cm.), bella legaura originale tela verde lucida con titoli e disegni a colori (parte in oro) incisi sul piatto e al dorso, tagli dei fogli dorati, testo in inglese, pp. LVI, 427, (5) con 61 tav. cromolitografiche a colori f.testo a p.pagina protette da velina + 1 tav. in antiporta. In buone condizioni. Bella edizione, molto raffinata (testo in inglese) sull'iconografia delle Farfalle Europee - FIRST EDITION - 4to, original cloth green wiht gilt decorations and colors on the plate and back, pag. LVI, 427, (5) with 61 + 1 cromolitographics plates. Very good condition. SECOLO XIX (seconda metà)

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        Deutsche Pomologie (Band 1 - 5 von insgesamt 6 Bänden), Band 1: Aepfel 1. Folge No. 1 - 50, Band 2: Aepfel 2. Folge No. 51 - 100, Band 3: Birnen 1. Folge No. 1 - 50, Band 4: Birnen 2. Folge No. 51 - 100, Band 5: Kirschen (No. 1 - 25), Pfllaumen und Zwetschen (No. 1 - 25),

      Berlin : Verlag von Paul Parey 1882. 2. Auflage 8°, helle illustrierte O Pp ORDENTLICHE EXEMPLARE, mit insgesamt 250 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Sie zeigen die Obstsorten in Gesamtansicht, aufgeschnitten mit Kernhaus sowie (überwiegend) mit Blüte und Blatt. Jede Sorte wird detailliert mit 2 Seiten Text beschrieben. Die Abbildungen sind von außergewöhnlicher Schönheit, Plastizität und Detailtreue; der 6. Band Aprikosen, Pfirsiche und Wein fehlt, lediglich die Einbände leicht angestaubt Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bo 48109

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        Mlle. FIFI. Eau-forte par Just

      Henry Kistemaeckers, Edition de Bibliophile, 172 pp., Bruxelles 1882 - Rebound, original covers are preserved. Minor loss to lower corner of backcover. Text in french. 16mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Orchid Album,

      London: B. S. Williams at the Victoria and Paradise Nurseries,, 1882–97. comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants. The coloured figures by John Nugent Fitch. 11 volumes quarto. Original brown fine diagonal-rib cloth, gilt lettered spines and front covers, spines and front covers with floriate panelling in blind & black (back covers stamped in blind), untrimmed, endpapers yellow coated or with a pale grey or brown floriate pattern. 527 fine hand-coloured lithograph or chromolithograph plates (with tissue guards) by John Nugent Fitch (one double-numbered folding plate in volume I), some with tinted backgrounds; chromolithograph plate (Cypripedium Charlesworthii) from another work inserted in volume X. Bookseller's ticket of David Bryce & Son, Glasgow. Rear joint of volume I split at foot but sound, scattered foxing to letterpress, plates clean and fresh. A very good set. First edition of this magnificent work, one of the great orchid books of the nineteenth century; bibliographies call for 528 plates but overlook the fact that the only folding plate (which appears in volume I) is double-numbered as 9-10 - this is a complete set and includes the four-page obituary for Benjamin Samuel Williams in volume IX. The Orchid Album was published at the height of the "Orchidelirium" which had been building in Britain for some decades, but which seized the imaginations of late Victorian horticulturists in the same way that the tulip craze inflamed the minds of collectors in Golden Age Holland. Anna Pavord writes "Some of the grander Victorian growers, such as the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth in Derbyshire and the Duke of Northumberland at Syon House in Middlesex, employed their own collectors, but orchid fanciers like John Day acquired their best treasures at auction. Nurserymen such as James Veitch, Conrad Loddiges and Benjamin Samuel Williams of the Victoria and Paradise Nurseries in Upper Holloway, regularly sent consignments of orchids to be auctioned by Messrs Stevens of King St, Covent Garden. It was in their sale room that, after an epic battle with a fellow enthusiast, Sir Trevor Lawrence, a contemporary of Day's, acquired the one single plant of Aerides lawrenciae imported by Frederick Sander from the Philippines" (in review of A Very Victorian Passion: The Orchid Paintings of John Day, Independent, 29 May 2004). The stunning plates are the work of John Nugent Fitch (1840–1927), nephew of Walter Hood Fitch: "Fitch's work was more flamboyant than that of such predecessors as Ehret, Redouté, or the Bauer brothers, combining botanical accuracy with a flair for page design. In Britain and Europe he had little competition, being rivalled only by the Frenchman Alfred Riocreux" (ODNB). A particularly attractive set, in the bright original cloth bindings.

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        Marusia-San.

      8 (22,5x19cm). With 8 illustr., 24 p., original wrappers designed by Burliuk. First Edition. - Russian text (some descriptions in English). - Contents a colection of photographed paintings and poems by the painter and poet David Burliuk (1882-1967), the "Father of Russian Futurism". The collection is named after Burliuk's wife, Marusia. Cover slightly browned and worn. Pages partly foxed and slightly torn along the margins.

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        The Orchid Album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants. The coloured figures by John Nugent Fitch.

      London: B. S. Williams at the Victoria and Paradise Nurseries, 1882–97 - 11 volumes quarto. Original brown fine diagonal-rib cloth, gilt lettered spines and front covers, spines and front covers with floriate panelling in blind & black (back covers stamped in blind), untrimmed, endpapers yellow coated or with a pale grey or brown floriate pattern. Bookseller's ticket of David Bryce & Son, Glasgow. Rear joint of volume I split at foot but sound, scattered foxing to letterpress, plates clean and fresh. A very good set. 527 fine hand-coloured lithograph or chromolithograph plates (with tissue guards) by John Nugent Fitch (one double-numbered folding plate in volume I), some with tinted backgrounds; chromolithograph plate (Cypripedium Charlesworthii) from another work inserted in volume X. First edition of this magnificent work, one of the great orchid books of the nineteenth century; bibliographies call for 528 plates but overlook the fact that the only folding plate (which appears in volume I) is double-numbered as 9-10 - this is a complete set and includes the four-page obituary for Benjamin Samuel Williams in volume IX. The Orchid Album was published at the height of the "Orchidelirium" which had been building in Britain for some decades, but which seized the imaginations of late Victorian horticulturists in the same way that the tulip craze inflamed the minds of collectors in Golden Age Holland. Anna Pavord writes "Some of the grander Victorian growers, such as the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth in Derbyshire and the Duke of Northumberland at Syon House in Middlesex, employed their own collectors, but orchid fanciers like John Day acquired their best treasures at auction. Nurserymen such as James Veitch, Conrad Loddiges and Benjamin Samuel Williams of the Victoria and Paradise Nurseries in Upper Holloway, regularly sent consignments of orchids to be auctioned by Messrs Stevens of King St, Covent Garden. It was in their sale room that, after an epic battle with a fellow enthusiast, Sir Trevor Lawrence, a contemporary of Day's, acquired the one single plant of Aerides lawrenciae imported by Frederick Sander from the Philippines" (in review of A Very Victorian Passion: The Orchid Paintings of John Day, Independent, 29 May 2004). The stunning plates are the work of John Nugent Fitch (1840–1927), nephew of Walter Hood Fitch: "Fitch's work was more flamboyant than that of such predecessors as Ehret, Redouté, or the Bauer brothers, combining botanical accuracy with a flair for page design. In Britain and Europe he had little competition, being rivalled only by the Frenchman Alfred Riocreux" (ODNB). A particularly attractive set, in the bright original cloth bindings. Nissen 2107; not in Plesch or Pritzel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Esquisses pittoresques sur le département de l'Indre. Dessins par Isidore Meyer.

      Châteauroux, Aupetit, 1882. - in-4, 1f.-IXpp.-428pp.- 40 planches, carte de format double. Relié demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés de palmettes et fleurettes répétées, tête or, ébarbé. (Reliure de l'époque). Seconde édition, la première avait paru en 1854. Ce bel ouvrage est abondamment illustré : planches lithographiées sur fond teinté ; nombreuses petites vignettes encadrant chaque titre courant, montrant églises, villages, châteaux et blasons ; chaque page de texte est comprise dans un encadrement de motifs floraux ou historiés. (Saffroy II, 18057aa). - Exemplaire bien relié, quelques petites rousseurs très claires sur les premiers et les derniers feuillets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays and Poems of Charles Dickens with a Few Miscellanies in Prose Now First Collected

      London: W. H. Allen, 1882. one of 150 numbered copies. 406 + 420 pp. 2 vols. first volume slightly cocked, heels and crowns of spines rubbed with some loss, and both have bookplates else a good to very good set in original greenish cloth with [somewhat rubbed] printed paper spine labels.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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