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        L'Île Mystérieuse.

      Hetzel Editeur, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation, Les Voyages Extraordinaires, 1 volume de 18.5x28 cm environ, cartonnage à la bannières de 5ème type : 1882, 1er plat : mention 'Collection J. Hetzel' en bas de la bannière, cartonnage biseauté, 2ème plat : macaron circulaire et 16 rosaces, tranches dorées, illustré de 154 dessins par Férat. Dos insolé, coiffes et coins un peu émoussées, mors interne fragile, quelques petites déchirures sur certaines pages sans manque de papier, bon état pour le reste.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        AMS. Rome, 1882.

      1882. 8vo. 2 pp. Autograph manuscript of a poem about Miramare, inspired by the writer's stay there in July 1878. "O Miramare, sovra le tue bianche | torri attegiate per lo ciel piovorno, | come un stuolo di sinistri ucceli | passan le nubi. | O miramare, contro i tuoi graniti | grigie dal fosso pelago salendo | come un ribrotto - d'anime crucciose | piangono l'onde". - Slightly foxed.

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        Large collection of 85 books and magazines by and about Jean Lorrain.

      - 58 early books (from 1882 to 1957) and 20 more recent ones, including 4 translations (into Dutch and English). Plus 2 old books that mention Lorrain sidedishwise, and 5 fin de siècle magazines.* Jean Lorrain (1855-1906), a symbolist writer turned decadentistic, presenting himself as a 'dandy of the mire', catering gothic novelettes, but also chronicles of contemporary life, full of slurs and slander to the sensation-hungry reader. A great stylist, a master of masks who tampered with drugs, dying as a syphilitic and drug addict. His doting mother lived on for another 20 years, providing material to his Eckermann, the author Georges Normandy who was able to enhance Lorrains reputation as an author in the 20s and 30s. Never quite forgotten, there was a Lorrain revival in the carefree Sixties and the studious Eighties, fostering many publications also included in this collection. This is an arsenal of 44 different titles with 14 reprints and differring duplicates, comprising 5 books with a lengthy dedication by Jean Lorrain, 3 with inserted letters by him and 2 with autograph poems; his first three titles, nice original illustrated wrappers, some fantastically illustrated books and several books and other publications about Lorrain. This collection, measuring two shelves, is a grandiose addition for any Lorrain specialist or library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Große Ausgabe. 10 Bände. Kolorierte Ausgabe Band 1-3 Säugethiere/ Band 4-6 Vögel/ Band 7-8 Kriechthiere und Lurche/ Band 9 Insekten/ Band 10 Niedere Thiere.

      Leipzig : Bibliographisches Institut 1882 - 1884. - Gebundene Ausgabe Buchbinder-Halbleinenbände mit Goldprägung auf den Rücken, leider etwas ausgeblichen und abgenutzt. Altersbedingt nachgedunkelter Schnitt. Einbände mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, wohl kaum gelesen, von sehr schöner Erhaltung. Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Deutsch. Seitenränder gebräunt. Frakturschrift. Textblock sauber, ohne Anstreichungen. gerne senden wir Ihnen weitere Fotos und Informationen : der Gesamteindruck dieses Buches ist GEBRAUCHT : GUT - Bitte beachten Sie, dass es sich um gebrauchte Bücher handelt. Bei den Preisen haben wir den Zustand des Buches berücksichtigt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 16000 Lex.-8 Octav, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("JRuskin"). Herne Hill, i. e. London, 15. XII. 1882.

      1882. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. "My dear Madam / If I were to call on you at the Albert Hall one day next week could you show me anything you are doing or an idea of the models you use? [...]". - Small tears in centerfold; included are an Elliott & Fry carte-de-visite, and a cabinet card with Ruskin's photograph. - From the collection of Diana Herzog.

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        Voyage Around the World - Rome - Hong Kong - Yogyakarta - Honolulu

      Italy, England, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, America, 1882-1902. Archive of manuscript diaries, 8 volumes, penned by British peer and aristocrat Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856-1917), mostly written during his tenure as MP of Whitby, also at the time of his affair with Alice Keppel who would later become the favourite mistress of King Edward VII and who is mentioned in at least one of the journals. Content deals extensively with his travels around the world, the earliest volume also containing social observations and reflections which reveals his character in the making. Includes a yearly diary for 1882, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, and 1902, respectively, with varying amounts of entries. Seven are small 8vo. leather bound volumes titled in gilt by the publisher, and measuring approximately 9 cm x 13,5 cm. The earliest is an 8vo. diary in green cloth boards, measuring approximately 13,5 cm x 20,5 cm. Eight years in the life of a widely travelled and well-connected British banker and politician are offered up in the personal diaries of Baron Ernest William Beckett, which features innumerable important colonial names, travels to some of the world's most exotic and remote locations, confirmation of a romantic affair with a royal mistress, some parliamentary duties, and glimpses into an intermittent family life. The earliest and most detailed journal was penned in 1882, the Baron being twenty-five years of age. A most interesting read, with this diary we can see Beckett developing theories of what life ought to be, in terms of relationships and society. He learns about banking and politics through his father's work, and by attending political meetings. His passions include travel, theatre, literature (including Ruskin, Byron, etc), socializing with upper class families, and learning Italian. In February he makes a trip to Paris, continuing by rail he passes Marseilles and arrives at Cannes, this region becoming a favourite place to travel to, as seen by his frequent returns in future diaries. He also visits Monte Carlo, then goes on to tour Italy - Pisa, Rome, the Island of Capri, Naples, and so forth. He ascends Mount Vesuvius, and tours the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel. This volume also contains excellent descriptions of Italy as he travels extensively, perhaps for the first time as an adult. Some excerpts from the 1882 diary: 6 January 1882. "Spent the day in an atmosphere of politics - went with Papa to York to a meeting called together to decide on a candidate for the [...] Riding." 22 January 1882. "English is a nation of travellers. Men are generally over anxious. It is a common complaint that life is too short..." 24 February 1882. "Everything is more enjoyable in anticipation than in possession. I wonder if a wife is the same - it would seem so, by the number of unhappy marriages there are. " 11 March 1882. "Ascended Vesuvius... a vast heap of ashes... Up this we are dragged by an hydraulic railway... first walked over the old crater covered in sulphur... descended the mountain a little way to see the stream of lava which was flowing..." 17 March 1882. [Naples] "... museum... bronzes... some Pompeiian frescoes... sculptures... most of it from Pompeii Herculaneum..." 17 May 1882. "Went to Leeds. A furious debate in the Commons. [William Ewart] Gladstone violently attacked by A.J.[Arthur James Balfour] Dalfour..." 14 October 1882. "An ignorance of our past - the world lives now in a selfish absorption in the present, knows nothing of history, cares for nothing but the petty events which surrounds us..." 18 October 1882. "Preparations are being made to receive our soldiers in grand style on their return from Egypt..." End excerpts. The diaries continue ten years later, in 1892, a year of extensive travel for Beckett. In January, at the start of the volume, he is in Rome enjoying the opera, fine dining, visiting historic sites and posh places of various sorts including the Villa Doria Pamphili. From Rome he travels to Naples, then to Palermo where he spent some time with the Whitakers, [Sicilan-English ornithologist Joseph Whitaker (1850-1936), and his wife Tina].of the prominent Yorkshire family who developed the fortified wine industry in Marsala, Sicily, and settled there. At Taormina he writes to Mrs. Lee, referring to his wife by her maiden name, which he does throughout the years. End of February he is back in Rome with "Mrs. Lee." He returns to Monte Carlo in Monaco, then Cannes, where he visits some affluent English friends. Back in London, he lunches with banker, art collector, and politician Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) on 23 March 1892. Two days later he is at a dinner party with other aristocrats and politicians of London, radical statesman Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill (Winston Churchill's father), barrister and politician Arnold Morley, and others. He dined with Churchill quite frequently. The remainder of the year he is mostly in London, sometimes in Whitby, and makes jottings of his work, meetings, a lecture he presented. The 1894 volume records tours of Germany and Italy, with brief sojourns in Scotland and France. In 1895 he makes few entries until April, when he is in his beloved Cannes. This volume also confirms his involvement with Alice Frederica Keppel who would later become an exceptionally influential mistress of King Henry Edward VII for twelve years. Some excerpts from the 1895 diary: 6 April, "At Cannes, Fine day...Drive to Antibes with mother and took train to Nice, where I met Miss Keppel... at Café Francais. We went to flower shew. Got back for dinner..." 8 April, "... After lunch went to Monte Carlo... at dinner... W. Walrun, Rev. Jack P. & Miss Keppel..." End excerpts. After more continental travels, the latter portion of the year 1895 sees the diarist beginning a voyage around the world, arriving at Bombay the 24th of October. He is at Karachi in Sindh within a week's time, then off to Quetta where he visits the British fortification built in 1889. Continuing on, he visits Fort Sandeman, a village now called Zhob, situated in Balochistan, and to the "Punjab Frontier" where he met the German General von Sauer, and where he had a "very fine view" of the "Afghan Frontier". A most adventurous journey he continues to Peshawar and Lahore. From Jahore Beckett travels to Delhi, arriving there 3 January 1896, and immediately sets off to Jeypore, for experiences entirely unavailable in his native country. On 7 January 1896, he writes, "Jeypore... streets wide & well laid out full of people (in every sort of coloured costume)... houses painted... trees on each side of street... I saw very large monkeys.... Rode an elephant last mile of journey. Saw several aligators in small lake at fort of Palace..." At Ajmer he saw the burial place of Moinuddin Chishti (1141-1236), and proceeded from there to Jodhpur, Benares, and Cawnpore, arriving there 39 years after the Indian rebellion of 1857 and the Siege of the city. Sailing across the Bay of Bengal to Burma, he disembarks at Rangoon 1 February, taking a steamboat north on the Irrawaddy River to Mandelay, then proceeding to Bhamo and back. From Rangoon where he visits the Golden Pagoda, he travels to Penang in Malaysia, and enjoys the colonial sights of Singapore including its spectacular Botanical Gardens. The world voyage continues on a vessel called Kaiser-i-Hind, which takes him to China, arriving at Hong Kong on 9 March 1896 after a rough passage on the South China Sea. From Hong Kong he goes to Canton (Guangzhou), then to Japan, arriving at Nagasaki on 17 March, and making a good tour of Kyoto, and Tokyo, with sojourns to Yokohama and Nikko, approximately two weeks in Japan. A Pacific crossing to America was without a doubt the next adventure to be had. The entry of 5 May 1896 reports Beckett's arrival at Honolulu, 4 pm, and check-in at the Hawaiian Hotel. A brief stay on the island, permits a tour to the Punch Bowl Crater (Puowaina) and an interview with Queen Liliuokalani. His visit to Honolulu was only three years after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Continuing on the same British Steamer, SS China, San Francisco was the next port of call. On the 13th he went to the races and toured China Town, the following day to the Hopkins House (the mansion of Mark Hopkins, s founder of Central Pacific Railroad). By rail he continues to Chicago, where he takes in an exhibition at a park. The following day he makes his way to Niagara Falls on a steamer, then travels to New York City to make the voyage home to London, concluding the world tour. In September, he attended a Yeomanry meeting held in Kirkstall, which Mr. & Mrs. Keppel also attended. None too idle, in the months of October, November and December, Beckett makes brief sojourns to Paris. On the 31st of December he closes the year in Rome. At the start of the year 1898 Beckett spends some time in Cannes. Springtime is spent in England. In the summer he travels in Germany including Frankfurt, Bad Wildbag in the district of Karlsruhe, and Salzburg, from where he travels to Vienna. Occasionally noting important world events in his volumes, on 2 September 1898 he remarks, "Khartoum taken," referring to the Battle of Omdurman and the Siege of Khartoum. On 6 September he is in Budapest in Hungary for a brief tour, returning home via Paris. In 1899 he remains mostly in England, noting Queen Victoria's 80th birthday celebration. A few days are spent at Duart [possibly Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull, Scotland], then a return to Italy ensues, for some delightful touring of Florence, Bellagio and Stresa. The 1902 diary begins with the writer already in Hong Kong, making a quick roundabout sojourn to Canton and Macao, then back to Hong Kong, and, embarking on a journey similar to that which he made in 1896, proceeding to Singapore. This time he visits Surabaya in Indonesia, and then Yogyakarta (here written as Djockja, often seen as Jogja), the Borobudur temple, the city of Buitenzorg (Bogor), Batavia, and back to Singapore where he settled at the famous Raffles Hotel. Next stop, Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and a drive up to Mount Lavinia. On 23 February, the ship stopped at Aden for coaling. After one week navigating the Red Sea and cruising into the Mediterranean, Beckett reports passing Crete on the 1st day of March, his destination ultimately being Rome. Staying there until at least the 14th of March, on this day he pens the last of his travel entries. The remainder of this volume is blank, with the exception of one entry, made in England 2 May 1902. Presenting a firsthand record of a nobleman's life and travels, from 1882 to the turn of the century, much remains to be read and discovered in these eight manuscript diaries. British banker and Conservative politician Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856-1917) sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Whitby from 1885 until 1905 when he inherited the Grimthorpe peerage. He later became a partner in the banking firm of Beckett & Co, of Leeds, owned by his father. He was a major in the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry, was commissioned for active service in the Imperial Yeomanry during the Second Boer War, and returned to the Yorkshire Hussars when he resigned from active duty in July 1902. On 4 October 1883 Ernest married American heiress Lucy Tracy Lee (1864-1891), or Luie, as she was better known, an event which was announced in Vanity Fair. She was the daughter of William Tracy Lee. They had 3 children: Lucy Katherine Beckett (born 1884), Helen Muriel Beckett (born 1886), Ralph William Ernest Beckett (born 1891). Luie died after bearing their son and heir, Ralph William Ernest Beckett. Ernest also fathered a son, Lancelot, and a daughter, Violet born in 1894, with Mrs Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone; 1868-1947), who was later the mistress of the Prince of Wales. Both children were illegitimate. [Her husband was Lieutenant-Colonel the Honorable George Keppel, MVO (1865-1947) whom she married in 1891. The couple had an open marriage, both having affairs. When Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) would come to visit, George would conveniently leave. ] In 1904, Ernest Beckett bought a ruined farmhouse outside Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. He expanded it and transformed it into a fortified palatial residence with towers, battlements and a mixture of Arabic, Venetian and Gothic details. He called it Villa Cimbrone. Between the house and the cliff edge he redeveloped the garden, high above the Gulf of Salerno. The garden is an eccentric mixture of formal, English rose beds, Moorish tea houses, picturesque grottoes and classical temples. After Earnest Beckett's death in 1917, the villa passed to his son Ralph. Ernest Beckett's daughter Lucy (Lucille Katherine Beckett, 1884-1979) also lived at the villa, where she was a keen gardener and breeder of roses, including the "Rose of Ravello" in the thirties. Ralph made Villa Cimbrone available to No. 1 Special Force as a rest and relaxation center during the Second World War. Many famous visitors came to the villa during the Beckett family's ownership including Sir Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E. M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, and Lytton Strachey, D. H. Lawrence, Vita Sackville-West, Edward James, Diana Mosley, Henry Moore, T. S. Eliot, Jean Piaget, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Greta Garbo and her then-lover Leopold Stokowski. The villa was sold in 1960 to the Vuilleumier family, who used it first as a private family home, and for the past few years as a hotel. Around the time of the Second World War the villa began to see decline. Marco Vuilleumier decided to undertake the task of recovering, conserving and protecting the cultural heritage site. It has indeed been restored to its former standing as a prestigious historical site and botanical garden. For centuries an aristocratic residence, Villa Cimbrone is now an exclusive, refined Hotel de Charme overlooking the Bay of Sorrento. The villa is now composed of many salvaged architectural elements from other parts of Italy and elsewhere. Little of the original structure remains visible. The first reliable mentions of Villa Cimbrone can be found around the 11th century, intermingling with those of Ravello's golden era. The origins of its name come from the rocky outcrop on which it stands: this was part of a large estate with lush vegetation covering over eight hectares that was known as "Cimbronium". It initially belonged to the aristocratic Acconciajoco family. In the mid-1300s it passed into the hands of the powerful and wealthy Fuscos, a noble family from Ravello who were related to the Pitti family in Florence and the D'Angiò family from Naples. Ernest's cousin was Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe was an architect, horologist, and designer of the clock mechanism of Big Ben.

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        "Vie Parisienne". Autograph manuscript. N. p. o. d., [1882].

      1882. 4to. 11½ pp. on 12 sheets. An essay on life in Paris, especially on the history and culture of balls. Augier has decided to celebrate Victor Hugo's 80th birthday by reading his works and thus has discovered the collection of poetry, "Les Orientales", containing lines about a girl who loved balls and even died at one: "Elle aimait trop le bal, c'est ce qui l'a tuée | Le bal éblouissant ! le bal délicieux! | Sa cendre encor frémit doucement remuée | Quand, dans la nuit sereine, une blanche nuée | Danse autour du croissant des cieux [...]". - Last ff. with slight defects to edges; f. 12 with tiny tear to fold. Small label and ms. number "18" on the reverse.

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        Der 50jährige Gustav. Von mir. Wien, 1882.

      1882. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. Mit einem illustrierten und aquarellierten Titelblatt sowie 34 Federzeichnungen im Text. Titel und 31 beschr. SS. Halbleinenband der Zeit mit farbig ill. Zeichnung am Vorderdeckel. 4to (254:207 mm). Hübsch bebilderte Handschrift für den Wiener Komponisten und Lebemann Gustav Pick (1832-1921), von dem Text und Musik des berühmten "Fiakerliedes" stammen (Uraufführung am 24. Mai 1885 durch Alexander Girardi). Datierung auf dem Titelblatt: "gedruckt [!] im Jahre 1882 zum 10. December". Wie das mehrfach auftauchende Monogramm "R. P." annehmen läßt, handelt es sich bei dem Verfasser mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit um Gustav Picks Sohn Rudolf (1865-1915), der dem Vater das Buch wohl zu dessen fünfzigstem Geburtstag verehrt hatte. In der Manier der Bildergeschichten von Wilhelm Busch verfaßt und gespickt mit Seitenhieben auf das angeblich stets untugendhafte Verhalten Gustav Picks, zeichnet der Text einen satirischen Lebenslauf des Jubilanten und offenbart dabei viele familiäre Details. Auch mit selbstironischen antisemitischen Anspielungen wird nicht gespart. Am Schluß wird gar offenbar, wie Picks Verhältnis mit seiner Schwägerin Ida [Brandeis-Weikersheim] zu deren Zweckehe mit Oskar Huldschinsky geführt haben soll: "Ein Verhältniß mit der Ida, | Seiner Schwägerinne, die da | Pflegte seine bösen Buben | Und ihm reinigte die Stuben, | die zu sühnen diese Schuld | Nehmen musste einen Huld- | Schinsky, der ein Preuße schier [...]" (S. 30). - Bei dem auf dem vorderen Vorsatz befindlichen 4½zeiligen Vers handelt es sich vermutlich um einen eh. Kommentar von Gustav Pick als Reaktion auf das Machwerk seines Sohnes. - Einband fleckig, zwei Einbandecken abgebrochen; vorderes Gelenk gebrochen, Heftung gelockert; vorderes fliegendes Blatt mit längerem Einriß; innen etwas fingerfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. - Vgl.

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        La Cuisine classique. Études pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l'école française par Urbain Dubois et Emile Bernard, chefs de cuisine de LL. MM. l'Empereur et l'Impératrice d'Allemagne.

      Paris, E. Dentu, 1882. 2 volumes in-4°, demi-maroquin noir, dos à nerfs, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque).Dixième édition de cet important traité de cuisine moderne, paru pour la première fois en 1856. Elle comprend près de 3 500 recettes et 77 belles planches gravées hors texte (Vicaire, 289).Cachet Bibliothèque du Chateau de Mello, propriété du baron Achille Seillière (1813-1873). Rousseurs. Reliure en parfait état.

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        "Ancient Modes of Travelling" By John Taylor

      Plymouth (Devon, England), circa 1882. Unpublished Manuscript Lecture Notes titled "Ancient Modes of Travelling" by John Taylor of Plymouth, possibly a horse currier, accompanied by 1 original broadside [1882] and 3 original prospectus leafs [1882-1884]. 8vo. 56 pages in manuscript, single leafs measuring approximately 18 x 22,5 cm. The broadside measures 28,5 x 22 cm, and prospectus leafs approximately 14 x 22 cm. Largely recognizing the important role of horses, this Victorian era lecture examines the evolution of transportation be it for trade, status, travel, or war, from early Biblical times, through medieval and colonial periods, to the writer's present time of railway and industrial advance. The writer describes numerous types and purposes of horse-drawn carts and coaches, revealing centuries of issues with vulnerability to thievery while at the same time bringing unprecedented conveniences, particularly to English society. Of ancient times, in brief he discusses Roman roads in England, and the use of camels in ancient Egypt and Assyria. Interesting historical anecdotes and famous persons relating to Plymouth add local significance to the horse-drawn carriage and coach period. Unique and eloquently written, Taylor concludes his lecture with an unexpected and thought-provoking statement which speaks to the world today, connecting the chronology of mobility to the timeless vision of world harmony. According to the broadside and prospectus leafs, this lecture was made by the author on at least 4 occasions, as follows: •29 March 1882 at Miss Daniell's Plymouth Soldier's Home on Edgcumbe Street, Stonehouse •21 February 1883 at the Laira Green Chapel (former United Church) •17 October 1883 at the Ker Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Devonport •4 March 1884 at the Congregational Hall on Courtenay Street, hosted by the Congregational Literary Society The writer presents himself as a namesake of John Taylor (1578-1653), known famously as the Water Poet, and is therefore presumably a descendant. He may possibly be John Taylor of Plymouth, horse currier [a person who curries horses - to curry-comb and prepare a horse]. The National Archives, Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, holds a mortgage (1867) and assignment papers (1870-1887) relating to this John Taylor, currier. An accompanying photographic postcard names a Mr. Sydney Taylor who was evidently affiliated the Plymouth Photographic Society and whom is most likely a relation, which may also lead to details about the author's lineage. Excerpts from the manuscript: "My object is to trace the progress of locomotion, to contrast the old times with the present, to mark the marvellous changes that have taken place, to note the conquests over difficulties..." "...man is also induced with strong feelings of curiosity, and desires for investigation, and to this there seems to be no limit - he will pry into every corner of the world - he climbs the mountains and peeps into the mouths of the volcanoes - he burrows into the earth and searches for treasure there - he traverses the surface, across its oceans, or dives into the deep - no place seems too remote for his perseverance over the material - of mind over matter. " "To assist him in his travels many of the animals have been utilized - the ass, the horse, and the camel were in very early days... representations on the Egyptian and Assyrian monuments... Sledges were used for transporting the dead..." "... When the horse was first reduced to submission and servitude we cannot tell... but it is believed that horses were first used to draw the luxurious or triumphal chariot or war-car... " "...Yoked in couples to the war-chariots, they formed the strength of the Egyptian Army... Egypt possessed a very valuable race of horses - specimens of which still linger in the Valley of the Upper Nile." "... It is worthy to notice that the Jews were forbidden to raise large companies of Horse like other nations, or to go down to Egypt to purchase them, less they should make improper treaties with the heathen, and put their trust in their horses & chariots rather than trusting in Jehovah." "... as a beast of burden the camel is most remarkable and the wisdom of the creator is most strikingly displayed in its adaptation to the Eastern World... his legs & thighs are stripped of every muscle, not essential to their movement... his foot is cushioned with a spongy pad, specially suited to a dry sandy surface... stomach is provided with water-cells... the hunch upon his back is really a storehouse from which the body is nourished when food is otherwise not obtainable..." "... When Jacob fled across the Wilds of Mesopotamia we read, 'He rose up, and set his sons and wives upon camels', in like manner do the Arab migrate in the present day. There is one species of the camel, called Dromedary, which is distinguished for its fleetness and which is generally used for conveying intelligence... said to travel up to 100 miles in 24 hours... When your 'ship of the desert' has been called he begins to move, he carries the two legs on either side alternately... a continuous succession of jerks... a sensation akin to sea sickness..." "... a description of Eastern modes of travelling holds good for ancient or modern times... travel in the morning and evening, and rest in the heat of the day... There are no inns or hotels... Caravanserai - these are generally walled enclosures, with a well in the centre, a large hall in the middles of each side... with sleeping accommodation right & left. Each traveller carrying his own necessaries, a carpet or mattress... coffee pot..." "... The Southern tribes of the Ancient Britons, had at the time of the invasion, made some advances in artificial locomotion, for they fought on horseback, and in chariots or carts...manages with much skill. " "In 1285 during the reign of Edward 1st an Act was passed 'to clear the ground on the sides of all main roads for the width of 400 feet' that travellers may not be surprised by robbers, who concealed themselves in the tangled woods..." "During the reign of Mary & Elizabeth however no less than 25 Acts were passed... described places such as the Strand & Charing Cross in London, as being full of sloughs and encumbrances, very jeopardous to travellers, on horse back or on foot, in winter & summer, night or day." "In 1703 Charles 3rd, King of Spain... on his way from Portsmouth... to Windsor... Prince George the husband of Queen Anne went there to meet him... one of the attendants writing an account of the journey... the Prince knocked about for 14 hours... his highness's body-coach would have suffered damage if the nimble country people had not frequently supported it with their shoulders..." "... routes near London were haunted by mounted desperados, the thick forests were places of refuge for fellows more lawless and wicked than the Bedouin Arabs of the desert..." "The earliest drawings we possess of any vehicles used in Britain are those of the Saxon times... carriages called wheel-beds... they very much resemble a sailor's hammock hung by 2 hooks... an ingenious contrivance in those days before springs were invented..." "During the middle ages almost all riding and travelling was on horseback... the feats of horsemanship were remarkable for their dexterity..." "... The records of these times [14th Century] are rich in the description of the magnificence of the horsemen, on all state occasions... When Henry 4th was crowned he made a triumphant entry into the city of London with 6 thousand Horse..." "Travelling waggons were introduced in the 14th Century and were used by persons of high rank... The public carriers however who conveyed goods from town to town usually did their work by means of pack horses... the sign of the Pack Horse Inn still remains in many places as a reminiscence of the past..." "The introduction of Coaches took place about 300 years ago, the first we know of was introduced by a Dutchman, William Boomen who became coachman to Queen Elizabeth... The first coach ever seen in Plymouth was landed by a nobleman in 1669: he proceeded to London and the journey occupied 12 days." "... when their use became more general [use of coaches] they were denounced and ridiculed... The Thames Watermen were the biggest foes, and no wonder for the River Thames had been the great highway of the Metropolis..." "One of the most notable of the Thames Waterman was a namesake John Taylor, known as the Water Poet... a genius... One of his tracts was entitled 'The World Runs on Wheels, or odds between Carts and Coaches' - dedicated to the Sacred Society of Hackney Men... After resting a little while my poetical namesake returns to the attack, he seemed to have had some respect for the old fashioned 2 wheeled cart, but the 4 wheeled coach was an abomination... he argued..." [John Taylor (1578-1653), known as "The Water Poet," was an English poet, and the first poet to mention the deaths of William Shakespeare and Francis Beaumont in print. He spent much of his life as a Thames waterman, and was a member of the ruling oligarchy of the guild of boatmen that ferried passengers across the River Thames in London in the days when the London Bridge was the only passage between the banks. He addressed, rather confronted, the coachmen, in his tracts 'An Errant Thief' (1622) and 'The World Runnes on Wheeles' (1623). The latter was addressed "To the noble Company of Cordwainers, the worshipfull Company of Sadlers & Woodmongers; To the worthy, honest and lawdable Company of Water-men, And to the Sacred Society of Hackney-men, And finally, to as many as are grieved, and unjustly impoverished, and molested, with The Worlds Running on Wheeles."] "... one Saunders Duncombe petitioned King Charles 1st for a patent for sedan chairs which he had seen in other countries... the first sedans were borne on men's shoulders... it was thought to be degrading men to the condition of horses, yet for more than 150 years they were continued in use..." [In 1634, Sir Saunders Duncombe patented his own version of the sedan chair and obtained a monopoly on the rental of "hackney chairs" for fourteen years.] "After the Great Fire of London the streets were considerably widened, the coaches too were improved, and the driver got a seat on the Box..." "In 1669 a new vehicle was announced to run from London to Oxford, called the "Flying Coach"... Now there are several trains daily doing the journey in about 2 hours." "mail coaches... first started 1784, Mr. Palmer has the credit of originating the system... that letters should be carried by coaches, and as robberies were so frequent, armed men should accompany them... Mr. Palmer was denounced as a visionary... the mail coach period was but a brief one... gave way to the railways..." "For many years one of these fine old coaches called the 'Quicksilver Mail' used to create a sensation through Plymouth, a noted old celebrity Rich Blight was the driver..." "Before referring to the mighty revolution... the steam power... iron rail... let us notice the cabs and omnibuses... the system of canals, or artificial rivers..." "The word Foreigner is fast disappearing from the world's vocabulary, time is coming when it will be obsolete, the progress of locomotion is playing an important part in hastening the recognition of the oneness of the human race, the universal brotherhood of man... peace shall prevail, and truth be triumphant." End excerpts.

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        Autograph letter signed ("JBrahms"). N. p., [1882].

      1882. 8vo. 2½ pp. on double leaf. In German, to the wife of the music publisher Ernst Wilhelm Fritzsch, telling her he is on his way to Frankfurt but has little hope of meeting her there: "[...] Now that my suitcase is been packed I can only enclose my best wishes. Bülow, who is here at the moment, often speaks of you and I am sure he would wish to see his greetings included [...]". - On stationery with embossed vignette; some small edge tears.

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        A vau-l'eau.

      Bruxelles, Henry Kistemaeckers, 1882. In-16, 144-(2) pp., broché (dos un peu terni). Complet du portrait gravé à l'eau-forte par AM. Lynen. Charmante édition. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        LE MONASTICON GALLICANUM. COLLECTION DE 168 PLANCHES DE VUES TOPOGRAPHIQUES DES MONASTÈRES BÉNÉDICTINS DE LA CONGRÉGATION DE SAINT MAUR. AVEC DEUX CARTES DES ÉTABLISSEMENTS DE L'ORDRE DE SAINT BENOIT. REPRODUIT PAR LES SOINS DE M. PEIGNÉ DELACOURT

      "1 volume ; Paris : Fechoz et Letouzey, 1882 ; XL-16 p. : 168 pl., 2 cartes, 33 cm. " Fort et grand in-4°, plein veau établi vers 1930, dos orné dans le goût du XVIIIe siècle. A toutes marges. Impression sur un beau papier vergé..

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         [CHEMINS de FER] Chemins de fer de l'Ouest. Carte du réseau comprenant les voies de communication, les mines, hauts-fourneaux, usines et carrières.

      Août 1882. En 32 sections montées sur toile et pliées, formant une carte de 1,35 x 1,81 m ; sous étui. Superbe carte murale figurant le réseau ferroviaire du quart nord-ouest de la France, mise à jour en août 1882. La carte a été dressée par Onésime Théodose Lefèvre, ingénieur, géomètre et cartographe du département de la Seine, et s'étend du nord au sud entre Calais et Nantes, et à l'ouest jusqu'à Paris. Un système de couleurs permet de distinguer les chemins de fer en exploitation ou en construction, les chemins de fer construits par l'Etat et exploités par la Compagnie de l'Ouest, les chemins de fer communs avec la Compagnie du Nord, ainsi que les lignes étrangères au Réseau de l'Ouest. Les mines et usines sont également reportées sur la carte. La Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Ouest fut créée en 1855, après la fusion de plusieurs compagnies ferroviaires desservant la Bretagne et la Normandie. La date dans le titre et la table des signes conventionnels ont été directement corrigés sur la carte. Exemplaire du comte Benoist d'Azy, qui concourut à la création des premières compagnies de chemins de fer, et fut administrateur de la Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans et de la Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée. Très bel exemplaire finement aquarellé à l'époque. Etui usagé avec partie supérieure manquante.

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        La Captivité de Madame la Duchesse de Berry à Blaye- 1833- Jouranl du Docteur Ménière... Publié par son fils le Docteur E. Ménière.

      Paris, Clamann lévy, 1882, deux volumes, in-8, bradel demi percaline verte de l'époque, plats de papier peigné bordeaux ocre et bleu , tête rouge, VIII-492-464p., sans rousseurs. EDITION ORIGINALE. 1/50 exemplaires sur Hollande réservés, celui-ci justifié A, avec cet envoi répété sous la justification de chaque volume:" Réservé A (l'auteur utilise la justification imprimée avec la lette A)/ S.A.I. Madame la Princesse Mathilde/ Hommage respectueux du fils de l'auteur". TAMPON SEC de la Fondation Napoléon en angle inférieur droit de chaque feuillet de titre. Une notice ancienne au crayon noir signale:" un des 50 exemplaires sur Grand papier/ De la Bibliothèque du Prince Napoléon/ envoi du Dr. méniere à la/Princesse Mathilde". PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE. Présent au MARCHE BRASSENS Paris 15ème.

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        Autograph letter signed. Venice, 16. I. 1882.

      1882. 8vo. 2½ pp. Telling his unidentified correspondent that he is unable to send a copy of "Die Balearen in Wort und Bild", as the complete press run has sold out.

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        La Terre Sainte. - Tome 1 : Son histoire, ses souvenirs, ses sites, ses monuments. - Tome 2 : Palestine occidentale et méridionale, Liban, Phénicie, Pétra, Sinaï, Egypte.

      Paris, Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1882-1884, 2 volumes, in-folio, reliés, 6 f. n. ch.-468-512 p. Tome 1 : 22 gravures sur acier imprimées sur papier fort de Harry Fenn, gravées par Bradshaw, 288 gravures sur bois, plan de Jérusalem en couleur dessiné par l'auteur. Tome 2 : 22 gravures sur acier, mêmes caractéristiques que pour le tome 1, 305 gravures sur bois, 3 cartes en couleur dont 2 à double page. Reliure d'époque, demi maroquin à coins marron pour le tome premier avec pièce de maroquin monogrammée A. P. au centre du premier plat, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée, demi maroquin à coins rouge pour le tome 2, filets dorés aux marges des cuirs, dos à nerfs, filets dorés sur les nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée. Menus défauts aux reliures, intérieurs très blancs. Superbe et monumentale publication. Très bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        ARCHITECTUR DEUTSCHLANDS. ÜBERSICHT DER HERVORRAGENDSTEN BAUSFÜHRUNGEN DER NEUZEIT.

      Berlin 1882. 2 belle cart. edit. orig. con rec. interventi di rest. ai dorsi. e agli ang., decor. e tit. impr. in oro, cm 49x33, pp X, 18 di t., 100 splend. tavv fotogr. sciolte con relative planimetr. delle architett. proposte; vol. II, stesse caratt. edit., pp 17 di t., 100 tavv con stesse caratt. La pima pag. bianca pres. una Diffusa brunit., altrim. buon esempl.

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        Three autograph letters signed "Peppina Verdi" to Giuditta [Ricordi] regarding Verdi's Otello

      - - 3 pp. Octavo. Dated Genoa, December 25, 1882. On stationery with Strepponi's monogram embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi discusses family matters, and, most intriguingly, her husband's unfinished opera, Otello. She mentions the third pregnancy of [Filomena?] Maria [Cristina Verdi?] and the ill health of Ricordi's mother. Finally, she thanks Ricordi for a Christmas panettone, upon which a chocolate half-figure of Otello is mounted. ". Last night we received a wonderful panettone with a half-grown Otello! Poor thing! He's still in the limbo of the Holy Fathers! I thank you for my portion of panettone that I will eat! I believe that Verdi will write about the rest. " Slightly worn and foxed; creased at folds and with several short tears; slightly lacking at blank upper edge of central fold, with no loss to text.- 2 pp. Small quarto (ca. 90 x 116 mm.). Dated Genoa, April 23, 1888. On cardstock with Strepponi's decorative monogram embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi writes of the "grumbling" weather, which has not adversely affected her health, and Verdi's wish to leave Genoa. She and her family will soon leave for the "poetic beaches" of St. Agata. She thanks Giuditta for "the cordial reception and continuous kindness we always find in Milan in the Casa Ricordi." "The Milanese sun accompanied us to the mountains, only to make room for clouds in Genoa. Verdi, in spite of the grumbling weather, wanted to leave right away Thursday morning, and the rain blessed Genoa and St. Agata for two days! We are covering up all furniture and I think we will leave for the poetic beaches of St. Agata as soon as the illustrious Greis comes back to us. The apartment in Genoa is a huge mess; that's why I'm writing to you so little. " Very slightly worn.- 2 pp. Small oblong octavo (ca. 59 x 114 mm.). Dated Paris, October 15, [18]94. On visiting card with "Giuseppina Verdi" printed to recto. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi writes about the first Paris production of Otello, in which tenor Alberto Saleza almost strangled soprano Rose Caron. She hopes Ricordi, who has escaped to the country, will be able to rest. If her husband comes to Milan, she may "embrace" her good friend in person. ". As you know, Otello went really well, but he made one of his bungles: he almost strangled Desdemona with his jealousy and today Madame Caron is in bed. For the second performance she will be replaced by Bosmann!!! Mah!!!" Slightly worn. Giuseppina Strepponi, who became Verdi's companion in 1846 and his second wife in 1859, was a gifted soprano in her own right. Donizetti wrote his Adelia (1841) for her, and she created Abigaille in Verdi's Nabucco (1842). She retired from the stage in 1846. She was described as having a "?limpid, penetrating, smooth voice, seemly action, a lovely figure; and to Nature's liberal endowments she adds an excellent technique'; her ?deep inner feeling' was also praised." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Giuditta Ricordi was the wife of Verdi's music publisher, Giulio Ricordi (1840-1912). "From 1879 until 1887, Giulio Ricordi worked tirelessly to bring about Verdi's composition of Otello, arguably his greatest masterpiece. The annual Christmas cakes presented to the Verdis from 1881 on were designed to keep the 'chocolate project' in the forefront of the composer's mind." Sotheby's catalogue, December 6, 1996. In the nineteenth century the noun "chocolate" was also used to describe men of African descent. For further explanation of the racial and cultural connotations of the word, see Naomi Andre: "From Otello to Porgy: Blackness, Masculinity, and Morality in Opera," in Blackness in Opera, pp. 12-13. Otello was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on February 5, 1887. The Paris première of the opera, which Strepponi mentions, took place on October 12, 1894. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MERV OASIS.Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian during the years 1879-1881.

      Two volumes.Original cloth a bit dull and chipping head and tail of spine.

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        Port Royal and Kingston Harbors. West Indies. Jamaica - South Coast. From British Surveys to 1874 corrected to 1881.

      Hydrographic Office. Washington, D.C. 07- 1882. - Chart map, 25 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches on sheet size 28 1/4 x 40 inches, centerfold, now professionally mounted on linen minimizing long tear to mid left map, long tear and soft creases to upper right corner; a few areas of light soiling (mainly in outer margins); good condition. Includes an inset map "Port Royal Harbour" and elevation drawings "View A. Fall of Salt Pond Hill on with West extreme of Dockyard Wall" and "View B. Notch in Hills, Fort Augusta Beacon and West Middle Rock Beacon nearly in line" at lower right corner, and inset map "Ship Channel" at upper left corner. Stamp at mid lower edge "This Chart Corrected to Nov 22 1894 the Date of Issue From the Hydrographic Office". "No. 348" printed at lower right corner.

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        Armée française. Les régiments sous Louis XV. Constitution de tous les corps de troupes à la solde de la France pendant les guerres de succession à l'empire et de sept ans.

      Paris, librairie militaire de J. Dumaine, 1882. In-folio, demi percaline, dos lisse muet, plat supérieur orné d'un décor doré sur fond bleu, VII, 120 pp. Ouvrage bien complet des 8 chromolithographies (et non pas 6 comme indiqué sur la page de titre) reproductions de tableaux de maîtres du XVIIIe siècle et des 49 planches en couleur reproduisant les drapeaux, étendards et costumes. Cartonnage défraîchi, 1 manque assez important de papier sur le plat supérieur et plusieurs petits manques et éraflures sur les plats, coupes usées, coins émoussés, mors supérieur fendus en pied et en tête, mors inférieur fendu en tête, rousseurs.

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        Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co 1882 - Description: London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1882. Volume 1. – Vivian Grey – 487 pp. Volume 2. – Young Duke & c. – 451pp. Volume 3. – Contarini Fleming & c. – 461 pp. Volume 4. – Alroy Ixion & c. – 463 pp. Volume 5. – Henrietta Temple – 464 pp. Volume 6. – Ventia – 482 pp. Volume 7 – Coningsby – 477 pp. Volume 8. – Sybil – 489 pp. Volume 9. – Tancred – 487 pp. Volume 10. – Lothair – 485 pp. Volume 11. – endymion – 474 pp (30 pp). Half calf leather binding by Sotheran with the binders mark to the reverse of the front free end paper. Nice marbled boards. Spines are in very good condition, with five raised bands with gilt decorations, and six compartments. Gilt titles in the second panel on a red label and gilt book titles and volume numbers in the fourth panel. Marbled page edges. Front paste down and front free end paper are marbled. Title pages are in great condition, and the first and last volume have frontispieces opposite, and an engraved illustration to the title page in each volume. Throughout the text the pages are bordered in red, there is some sporadic light foxing, although the text is generally clean. Very good set. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition – worn and bumped lightly. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – very good condition – marbled page edges. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – cracked on the rear hinge of volume 1 but holding well. Front paste down – very good condition. Front end paper – very good condition. Title – very good condition – engraved illustrations in all. Pages – very good condition – foxed, but generally clean. Binding – very good condition, solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1882 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Prince and the Pauper

      James R. Osgood & Co., Boston 1882 - First issue of Twain's popular tale "for young people of all ages", printed by the Franklin Press with corrections to the first state. Osgood went bankrupt in 1884 and the book was then published by Webster. Decorative green and gold boards and over 100 illustrations throughout. An unusually tight, clean copy of this classic! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER A Tale for Young People of All AGes

      Boston: J. R. Osgood and Co, 1882. First American edition, with "Franklin Press" on the copyright page. With 192 illustrations. Square 8vo, publisher’s original sheep binding, a deluxe binding offered by the publisher, one of a small number, now quite scarce. 411 pp. A handsome copy, the sheep in quite good condition with some typical rubbing and an antique strengthening to the hinges. All in all, a quite collectible copy with some of the age evidence one would expect with all of the sheep bindings. THE RARE FIRST STATE IN ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE BINDING STATES. Twain's timeless tale of two little boys who switch places to see how the other half lives. This is the scarcest and most expensive binding offered by the publishers and is very elusive in the marketplace. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER was quite unlike anything Twain had done up till that time. It is a fine adventure with a delicate vein of “Twainian” humor running throughout. Twain took up a short domicile in Montreal in an attempt to establish residency there so that he could register the copy-right in Canada, England and the United States. His past encounters with piracy led him to make this attempt.

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        LA TERRE SAINTE. Deux tomes. Tome 1 : Son histoire-Ses souvenirs-Ses sites-Ses monuments. Tome 2 : Palestine occidentale et méridionale-Liban-Phénicie-Pétra-Sinaï-Egypte

      P., Plon, 1882-1884. Deux volumes in folio (40 x 30 cm) reliés demi maroquin rouge à coins, avec soulignement d'un double filet doré sur la hauteur et aux coins, dos à nerfs, têtes dorées, 468 pages- 22 gravures sur acier hors texte (dont plan de Jérusalem en couleurs sur double pageset 288 gravures sur bois dans le texte ; (&é pages-22 gravures sur acier hors texte (dont sur double page la carte de la Palestine et la carte de l'Egypte et de l'Arabie Pérée en couleurs), avec 305 garvures sur bois dans le texte. Rousseurs affectant les marges en particulier dans le premier volume

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        Les Animaux chez eux.

      Le lion, l'orang-outang, l'ours, la chèvre, l'éléphant, le chien, le chat, les singes, le tigre, le renne, le cochon, le buffle, l'âne. Texte par : Th. de Banville, G. de Cherville, Henri Dalivoy, Maurice Dehers, René Delorme, Fulbert Dumonteil, H. Demesse, Edouard Drumont, Louis Figuier, Jules Gros, Bernard Prost, Jules Vallès. Ouvrage comprenant 174 illustrations dont 16 hors-texte. Édition originale sur papier courant non numérotée. (Complet & Contrôlé) Paris, Librairie d'Art, Paul de Lacroix 1882 - 136 pp. Cartonnage éditeur toilé. Plats ornés, dos muet. Quelques pales rousseurs. Petites taches sur la couverture. Déchirure sur le bord d'une double page. Bon état. Format in-folio (46x32).

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        Ned Nimble Amongst the Bushrangers of Australia.

      - London, Edwin J. Brett [188-?]. Two volumes large octavo, bound together in a modern wrapper with a copy of a cover mounted; original illustrated wrappers bound in. 276pp, 23 full page illustrations. Some repairs and splodges to the wrappers; natural browning of the paper in the first volume; still, rather good. Ned Nimble's Australian romp appeared in the 'Boys of England' in 1882 and in parts and collected editions in two versions.This is the first, coming out of the Boys of England offices. The other comes out of Harkaway House, a name change made in the early nineties. The second version came in, I think, 17 weekly parts adding up to 264 pages. The wrappers are sensibly recycled with part numbers and price at the top (parts 28 and 30, price 4d) and volume numbers and new price stamped at the bottom (Nimble Series Vol 9 and 10; price one shilling). And the volumes are recycled from unsold parts with the original stab marks visible. I don't get how they could have spun this out to 30 parts, there are clearly 23. Trove finds two copies of the first and one of this. But the covers of that one have different Nimble series volume numbers. Confused? Bored?

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

      - chés l'auctheur, Paris s.d. [1882], 14x19cm, relié. - Edizione originale di questo opuscolo stile rabelaisiana diretto contro Gambetta, una delle 300 copie numerate su Holland. Binding per aprire bradel avorio tessevano, liscio indietro, rosso piatti di coaching maglia e piatti dipinti in acquerello composizioni centri: un ex libris e un monogramma sul primo coperchio anteriore e Léon Gambetta incarnare Cristo crocifisso, coperchi pergamena fragili conservato, legame contemporaneo firmato Dode. Nadar firma autografa sotto la giustificazione del sorteggio. Inoltre, il nostro modello si arricchisce con una correzione scritta a mano matita Nadar in The Passion, pag. 45, a orveitan [sic]. Prenota ornava l'autore delle illustrazioni. Provenienza: Biblioteca di Federico Lachèvre, bibliografo, specialista in poesia francese, con la sua grande ex libris inciso e dipinto emblema ripetuta nei primi piatti. Un libro illustrazione è riprodotto in piano inferiore di ogni volume. Alcuni luce e la luce morsi di legatoria. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de ce pamphlet de style rabelaisien dirigé contre Gambetta, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande.  Reliure à la bradel en plein vélin ivoire, dos lisse, filet rouge en encadrement des plats et compositions aquarellées peintes aux centres des plats : un ex-libris et un monogramme sur le premier premier plat et Léon Gambetta incarnant le Christ crucifié, fragiles couvertures parcheminées conservées, reliure de l'époque signée de Dodé. Signature manuscrite de Nadar en dessous de la justification du tirage. En outre, notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une correction manuscrite de Nadar au crayon dans La Passion, p. 45, à orveitan [sic].  Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de l'auteur. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Frédéric Lachèvre, bibliographe, spécialiste de la poésie française, avec son grand ex-libris gravé répété et son emblème peint sur les premiers plats. Une illustration des livres est reproduite sur le plat inférieur de chaque volume.  Quelques légères et claires piqûres à la reliure.

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        TAHITI. A Series of Photographs Taken by ... With Letterpress by Lady Brassey.

      1st Ed. Square 8vo. xii + 68pp. 31 autoype plates. Some very light browning, 1 plate very sl. creased along fore-edge, lacking front f.e.p., original bright gilt and cold. dec. blue cloth, lower corners and spine sl. discoloured and frayed, sl. cockled, a.e.g.Colonel Archibald Henry Plantagenent Stuart Wortley (1832-1890). A noted photographer who during travels to the Mediterranean during 1862 secured the process of the desired 'instantaneous' photograph. On his return to England his atmospheric Italian pictures showing the belching Vesuvius gained him membership of the Photographic Society of London. He visited Tahiti in 1880 with his wife. A collector of photographs herself, Lady Brassey, in addition to writing the letterpress was also involved with the publication of the book.

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        Princess Badoura - A Tale from the Arabian Nights.

      Retold by Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Edmund Dulac, né Edmond Dulac le 22 octobre 1882 à Toulouse et mort le 25 mai 1953 à Londres, est un illustrateur français, naturalisé britannique. 10 illustrations hors texte en couleurs, contrecollées sur papier épais avec serpentes légendées. (Complet & Contrôlé) London(?), Hodder and Stoughton - non daté (1913) - 113 pages.Cartonnage éditeur illustré en turquoise et doré, sur le premier plat et le dos. Tête verte. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-4°(26x20).

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        Acta Mathematica I 1882

      Mittag-Leffler, Sockholm 1882 - Period half-leather binding. Good condition, slight browning to the pages, otherwise v good. Contains an original print of Evariste Galois' portrait. Poincaré, H., Théorie des groupes fuchsiens 1 — 62 Malmsten, C. J., Zur Theorie der Leibrenten 63 — 76 Gyldén, Hugo, Eine Annäherungsmethode im Probleme der drei Körper 77 — 92 Reye, Th., Das Problem der Configurationen 93 — 96 Reye, Th., Die Hexaeder- und die Octaëderconfigurationen (12, 16,) 97 — 108 Appell, P., Sur les fonctions uniformes d'un point analytique {x, y) . 109 — 131 Appell, P., Sur les fonctions uniformes d'un point analytique {x, y). (Second mémoire) 132 — 144 Appell, P., Développements en série dans une aire limitée par des arcs de cercle 145 — 152 Scherixg, Ernst, Zur Theorie der quadratischen Reste 153 — 170 Zeuthen, H. G. Sur un groupe de théorèmes et formules de la géométrie énumérative 171 — 188 Goursat, É., Sur un théorème de M. Herraite. (Extrait d'une lettre adressée à M. Ch. Hermite) 189-192 Poincaré, H., Mémoire sur les fonctions fuchsiennes 193 — 294 BouRGUET, L., Note sur les intégrales eulériennes. (Extrait d'une lettre adressée à M. Ch. Hermite) 295—296 Picard, Emile, Sur une classe de groupes discontinus de substitutions linéaires et sur les fonctions de deux variables indépendantes restant invariables par ces substitutions 297 — 320 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Émile Zola. Notes d'un ami. Avec des vers inédits de Émile Zola

      1882. G. Charpentier , Paris 1882, 11,5x19cm, relié. - G. Charpentier , Paris 1882, 11,5x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione di questa biografia di Zola da romanziere e drammaturgo Paul Alexis, che aveva familiarità con Zola (è nato a Aix-en-Provence) e membro del gruppo di sei (con Huysmans, Céard, Maupassant e Hennique, riuniti intorno Zola ) l'origine delle Serate de Medan. E 'decorata con un ritratto di Zola e una nota a mezzo fax. L'invio autografo firmato Paul Alexis critico d'arte e collezionista Philippe Burty (1830-1890). Rilegatura in piena percaline ocra contemporanea, torna liscia decorato con la ex libris di Philippe Burty (una cicogna) coltivate a freddo sul retro di rilegatura, copertine conservato, contemporaneo legame firmato a freddo Pierson. La biblioteca attore Pauley con il suo ex libris incisa da Leroy, che rappresenta un mago. Bookplate stemma inciso con il motto per Autruy. Foxing Luce. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de cette biographie de Zola par le romancier et dramaturge Paul Alexis qui fut familier de Zola (il est né à Aix-en-Provence) et membre du groupe des six (avec Huysmans, Céard, Maupassant et Hennique, rassemblés autour de Zola) à l'origine des Soirées de Médan. Elle est ornée d'un portrait de Zola et d'une note en fac-similé. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Alexis au critique d'art et collectionneur Philippe Burty (1830-1890). Reliure de l'époque en pleine percaline ocre, dos lisse orné de l'ex-libris de Philippe Burty (une cigogne) poussé à froid au dos de la reliure, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. De la bibliothèque du comédien Pauley, avec son ex-libris gravé par Leroy, représentant un magicien. Ex-libris armorié gravé portant la devise Pour autruy. Rousseurs claires.

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        JOURNAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, 3 VOLUMES, 3 ANNEES COMPLETES

      1882. Journal d'histoire naturelle. 1882. In-4.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. 184+175+186 pages. Dos cuir avec titre et filets dorés. Quelques gravures noir et blanc. Coiffes, bords et dos un peu frottés. 1er volume: Contient des numéros 1 à 12. (Laboratoire et aquarium d'Arcachon, Le Pic du Midi et son observatoire, Circulation des gaz dans les plantes, Histoire des progrès de la Géologie girondine, etc...) -2ème volume de 1883, Contient les numéros 1 à 11 (L'Anthropologie régionale au Congrès de la Rochelle, Naturalisation et culture des Eucalyptus dans le Sud-Ouest, Analyse des eaux minérales et des boues de Dax, La région botanique du Sud-Ouest, Note sur un crâne trouvé à St-Cyprie, etc). 3ème volume (de 1884): Histoire naturelle de Bordeaux. Contient des numéros 1 à 12 de la troisième année (Le camp préhistorique de Thenac, Le tumulus de Savigné, Gisement de mammifères quaternaires à Eymet, Grotte sépulcrale de l'époque préhistorique à Dondas, Catalogue des champignons observés et récoltés dans le Sud-Ouest, etc.) Introuvable.

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        LE MAROC , traduit de l'italien par H. Belle

      Paris HACHETTE 1882 Un volume grand in-4 Reliure éditeur demi chagrin rouge plats pleine percaline rouge avec fers spéciaux décor mauresque noir et doré par Souze. Tranches dorées 405 pp + table Avec 174 gravures sur bois dans le texte et hors texte par Emile Bayard et autres (Chadenat 2204 T1) TRES BON ETAT sans rousseurs

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        Unexplored Baluchistan. A Survey, with Observations Astronomical, Geographical, Botanical, etc., of a Route through Merkan, Bashkurd, Persia, Kurdistan, and Turkey.

      Griffith & Farren London 1882 - First edition. 8vo., xvii, [iii], 507pp., woodburytype photograph portrait frontispiece, folding map, 11 (3 lithographs, 7 full-page wood-engraved plates, 1 illustration in the text), original ochre cloth gilt, upper cover with patterned design in red and black, lightly soiled, recased, W. H. Smith circulating library label to front pastedown, a very good copy. Floyer, a member of the Government Indo-European Telegraph Staff in the Persian Gulf, explored Baluchistan as far north as Bampur and as far west as Bandar Abbas before crossing Persia via Kirman and Isfahan to Baghdad. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La forêt bleue

      1882. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1882, 13x19,5cm, relié. - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1882, 13x19,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle rare copie stampate su carta Olanda (Sappiamo di almeno due) testa di bibliografie sconosciuti di stampa. Bound in mezzo marocchino nero con angoli, torna con cinque nervi impreziosite da ornato d'oro tratteggiate doppie scatole dorate intarsiate con inserto in pelle rossa, data la coda, filetto dorato sulle copertine, copertine e della colonna vertebrale conservati, testa dorata sui testimoni associazione firmato Blanchetière. Bella autografo dell'autore (José-Maria de Heredia) "giocatore di primo flauto dell'Orchestra tempi antichi moderni, l'amico maestro di Pan e capra piedi, questo eco umile e lontana di una siringa adorabile ... Jean Lorrain "La nostra copia è arricchita con una lettera autografa firmata dalla corrente di 2 fogli inviati (Leon) Vanier collegato volume di intestazione autore. Copia Eccezionale superbamente preparato. [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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        Souvenirs littéraires.

      Paris, Lib. Hachette et Cie, 1882.2 vol. in-8 de VI, 584 + 585 pp. Demi-basane noire, dos lisse orné. Quelques épidermures aux coiffes, rousseurs. Edition originale.

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        Handbook of the Bengal Presidency With an Account of Calcutta City.

      John Murray London 1882 - First edition.pp. viii, 396, 48 adverts dated 1888-89, ( some advert pages slightly torn), 4 maps including 2 folding maps in front and rear pockets, pencilling inside, hinges cracked, lower board stained, publisher's red cloth gilt; overall a good copy. A rare handbook which also includes Burma and the North West Provinces. There was only one edition of this title published. Endpapers "March 1888". Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Travel Diaries of Around the World - MP of Whitby

      World, 1882. Italy, England, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, America, 1882-1902. Archive of manuscript diaries, 8 volumes, penned by British peer and aristocrat Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856-1917), mostly written during his tenure as MP of Whitby, also at the time of his affair with Alice Keppel who would later become the favourite mistress of King Edward VII and who is mentioned in at least one of the journals. Content deals extensively with his travels around the world, the earliest volume also containing social observations and reflections which reveals his character in the making. Includes a yearly diary for 1882, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, and 1902, respectively, with varying amounts of entries. Seven are small 8vo. leather bound volumes titled in gilt by the publisher, and measuring approximately 9 cm x 13,5 cm. The earliest is an 8vo. diary in green cloth boards, measuring approximately 13,5 cm x 20,5 cm. Very minor age-toning to boards, otherwise all volumes are in very good condition. Eight years in the life of a widely travelled and well-connected British banker and politician are offered up in the personal diaries of Baron Ernest William Beckett, which features innumerable important colonial names, travels to some of the world's most exotic and remote locations, confirmation of a romantic affair with a royal mistress, some parliamentary duties, and glimpses into an intermittent family life. The earliest and most detailed journal was penned in 1882, the Baron being twenty-five years of age. A most interesting read, with this diary we can see Beckett developing theories of what life ought to be, in terms of relationships and society. He learns about banking and politics through his father's work, and by attending political meetings. His passions include travel, theatre, literature (including Ruskin, Byron, etc), socializing with upper class families, and learning Italian. In February he makes a trip to Paris, continuing by rail he passes Marseilles and arrives at Cannes, this region becoming a favourite place to travel to, as seen by his frequent returns in future diaries. He also visits Monte Carlo, then goes on to tour Italy - Pisa, Rome, the Island of Capri, Naples, and so forth. He ascends Mount Vesuvius, and tours the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel. This volume also contains excellent descriptions of Italy as he travels extensively, perhaps for the first time as an adult. Some excerpts from the 1882 diary: 6 January 1882. "Spent the day in an atmosphere of politics - went with Papa to York to a meeting called together to decide on a candidate for the [...] Riding." 22 January 1882. "English is a nation of travellers. Men are generally over anxious. It is a common complaint that life is too short..." 24 February 1882. "Everything is more enjoyable in anticipation than in possession. I wonder if a wife is the same - it would seem so, by the number of unhappy marriages there are. " 11 March 1882. "Ascended Vesuvius... a vast heap of ashes... Up this we are dragged by an hydraulic railway... first walked over the old crater covered in sulphur... descended the mountain a little way to see the stream of lava which was flowing..." 17 March 1882. [Naples] "... museum... bronzes... some Pompeiian frescoes... sculptures... most of it from Pompeii Herculaneum..." 17 May 1882. "Went to Leeds. A furious debate in the Commons. [William Ewart] Gladstone violently attacked by A.J.[Arthur James Balfour] Dalfour..." 14 October 1882. "An ignorance of our past - the world lives now in a selfish absorption in the present, knows nothing of history, cares for nothing but the petty events which surrounds us..." 18 October 1882. "Preparations are being made to receive our soldiers in grand style on their return from Egypt..." End excerpts. The diaries continue ten years later, in 1892, a year of extensive travel for Beckett. In January, at the start of the volume, he is in Rome enjoying the opera, fine dining, visiting historic sites and posh places of various sorts including the Villa Doria Pamphili. From Rome he travels to Naples, then to Palermo where he spent some time with the Whitakers, [Sicilan-English ornithologist Joseph Whitaker (1850-1936), and his wife Tina].of the prominent Yorkshire family who developed the fortified wine industry in Marsala, Sicily, and settled there. At Taormina he writes to Mrs. Lee, referring to his wife by her maiden name, which he does throughout the years. End of February he is back in Rome with "Mrs. Lee." He returns to Monte Carlo in Monaco, then Cannes, where he visits some affluent English friends. Back in London, he lunches with banker, art collector, and politician Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) on 23 March 1892. Two days later he is at a dinner party with other aristocrats and politicians of London, radical statesman Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill (Winston Churchill's father), barrister and politician Arnold Morley, and others. He dined with Churchill quite frequently. The remainder of the year he is mostly in London, sometimes in Whitby, and makes jottings of his work, meetings, a lecture he presented. The 1894 volume records tours of Germany and Italy, with brief sojourns in Scotland and France. In 1895 he makes few entries until April, when he is in his beloved Cannes. This volume also confirms his involvement with Alice Frederica Keppel who would later become an exceptionally influential mistress of King Henry Edward VII for twelve years. Some excerpts from the 1895 diary: 6 April, "At Cannes, Fine day...Drive to Antibes with mother and took train to Nice, where I met Miss Keppel... at Café Francais. We went to flower shew. Got back for dinner..." 8 April, "... After lunch went to Monte Carlo... at dinner... W. Walrun, Rev. Jack P. & Miss Keppel..." End excerpts. After more continental travels, the latter portion of the year 1895 sees the diarist beginning a voyage around the world, arriving at Bombay the 24th of October. He is at Karachi in Sindh within a week's time, then off to Quetta where he visits the British fortification built in 1889. Continuing on, he visits Fort Sandeman, a village now called Zhob, situated in Balochistan, and to the "Punjab Frontier" where he met the German General von Sauer, and where he had a "very fine view" of the "Afghan Frontier". A most adventurous journey he continues to Peshawar and Lahore. From Jahore Beckett travels to Delhi, arriving there 3 January 1896, and immediately sets off to Jeypore, for experiences entirely unavailable in his native country. On 7 January 1896, he writes, "Jeypore... streets wide & well laid out full of people (in every sort of coloured costume)... houses painted... trees on each side of street... I saw very large monkeys.... Rode an elephant last mile of journey. Saw several aligators in small lake at fort of Palace..." At Ajmer he saw the burial place of Moinuddin Chishti (1141-1236), and proceeded from there to Jodhpur, Benares, and Cawnpore, arriving there 39 years after the Indian rebellion of 1857 and the Siege of the city. Sailing across the Bay of Bengal to Burma, he disembarks at Rangoon 1 February, taking a steamboat north on the Irrawaddy River to Mandelay, then proceeding to Bhamo and back. From Rangoon where he visits the Golden Pagoda, he travels to Penang in Malaysia, and enjoys the colonial sights of Singapore including its spectacular Botanical Gardens. The world voyage continues on a vessel called Kaiser-i-Hind, which takes him to China, arriving at Hong Kong on 9 March 1896 after a rough passage on the South China Sea. From Hong Kong he goes to Canton (Guangzhou), then to Japan, arriving at Nagasaki on 17 March, and making a good tour of Kyoto, and Tokyo, with sojourns to Yokohama and Nikko, approximately two weeks in Japan. A Pacific crossing to America was without a doubt the next adventure to be had. The entry of 5 May 1896 reports Beckett's arrival at Honolulu, 4 pm, and check-in at the Hawaiian Hotel. A brief stay on the island, permits a tour to the Punch Bowl Crater (Puowaina) and an interview with Queen Liliuokalani. His visit to Honolulu was only three years after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Continuing on the same British Steamer, SS China, San Francisco was the next port of call. On the 13th he went to the races and toured China Town, the following day to the Hopkins House (the mansion of Mark Hopkins, s founder of Central Pacific Railroad). By rail he continues to Chicago, where he takes in an exhibition at a park. The following day he makes his way to Niagara Falls on a steamer, then travels to New York City to make the voyage home to London, concluding the world tour. In September, he attended a Yeomanry meeting held in Kirkstall, which Mr. & Mrs. Keppel also attended. None too idle, in the months of October, November and December, Beckett makes brief sojourns to Paris. On the 31st of December he closes the year in Rome. At the start of the year 1898 Beckett spends some time in Cannes. Springtime is spent in England. In the summer he travels in Germany including Frankfurt, Bad Wildbag in the district of Karlsruhe, and Salzburg, from where he travels to Vienna. Occasionally noting important world events in his volumes, on 2 September 1898 he remarks, "Khartoum taken," referring to the Battle of Omdurman and the Siege of Khartoum. On 6 September he is in Budapest in Hungary for a brief tour, returning home via Paris. In 1899 he remains mostly in England, noting Queen Victoria's 80th birthday celebration. A few days are spent at Duart [possibly Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull, Scotland], then a return to Italy ensues, for some delightful touring of Florence, Bellagio and Stresa. The 1902 diary begins with the writer already in Hong Kong, making a quick roundabout sojourn to Canton and Macao, then back to Hong Kong, and, embarking on a journey similar to that which he made in 1896, proceeding to Singapore. This time he visits Surabaya in Indonesia, and then Yogyakarta (here written as Djockja, often seen as Jogja), the Borobudur temple, the city of Buitenzorg (Bogor), Batavia, and back to Singapore where he settled at the famous Raffles Hotel. Next stop, Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and a drive up to Mount Lavinia. On 23 February, the ship stopped at Aden for coaling. After one week navigating the Red Sea and cruising into the Mediterranean, Beckett reports passing Crete on the 1st day of March, his destination ultimately being Rome. Staying there until at least the 14th of March, on this day he pens the last of his travel entries. The remainder of this volume is blank, with the exception of one entry, made in England 2 May 1902. Presenting a firsthand record of a nobleman's life and travels, from 1882 to the turn of the century, much remains to be read and discovered in these eight manuscript diaries. British banker and Conservative politician Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856-1917) sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Whitby from 1885 until 1905 when he inherited the Grimthorpe peerage. He later became a partner in the banking firm of Beckett & Co, of Leeds, owned by his father. He was a major in the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry, was commissioned for active service in the Imperial Yeomanry during the Second Boer War, and returned to the Yorkshire Hussars when he resigned from active duty in July 1902. On 4 October 1883 Ernest married American heiress Lucy Tracy Lee (1864-1891), or Luie, as she was better known, an event which was announced in Vanity Fair. She was the daughter of William Tracy Lee. They had 3 children: Lucy Katherine Beckett (born 1884), Helen Muriel Beckett (born 1886), Ralph William Ernest Beckett (born 1891). Luie died after bearing their son and heir, Ralph William Ernest Beckett. Ernest also fathered a son, Lancelot, and a daughter, Violet born in 1894, with Mrs Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone; 1868-1947), who was later the mistress of the Prince of Wales. Both children were illegitimate. [Her husband was Lieutenant-Colonel the Honorable George Keppel, MVO (1865-1947) whom she married in 1891. The couple had an open marriage, both having affairs. When Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) would come to visit, George would conveniently leave. ] In 1904, Ernest Beckett bought a ruined farmhouse outside Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. He expanded it and transformed it into a fortified palatial residence with towers, battlements and a mixture of Arabic, Venetian and Gothic details. He called it Villa Cimbrone. Between the house and the cliff edge he redeveloped the garden, high above the Gulf of Salerno. The garden is an eccentric mixture of formal, English rose beds, Moorish tea houses, picturesque grottoes and classical temples. After Earnest Beckett's death in 1917, the villa passed to his son Ralph. Ernest Beckett's daughter Lucy (Lucille Katherine Beckett, 1884-1979) also lived at the villa, where she was a keen gardener and breeder of roses, including the "Rose of Ravello" in the thirties. Ralph made Villa Cimbrone available to No. 1 Special Force as a rest and relaxation center during the Second World War. Many famous visitors came to the villa during the Beckett family's ownership including Sir Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E. M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, and Lytton Strachey, D. H. Lawrence, Vita Sackville-West, Edward James, Diana Mosley, Henry Moore, T. S. Eliot, Jean Piaget, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Greta Garbo and her then-lover Leopold Stokowski. The villa was sold in 1960 to the Vuilleumier family, who used it first as a private family home, and for the past few years as a hotel. Around the time of the Second World War the villa began to see decline. Marco Vuilleumier decided to undertake the task of recovering, conserving and protecting the cultural heritage site. It has indeed been restored to its former standing as a prestigious historical site and botanical garden. For centuries an aristocratic residence, Villa Cimbrone is now an exclusive, refined Hotel de Charme overlooking the Bay of Sorrento. The villa is now composed of many salvaged architectural elements from other parts of Italy and elsewhere. Little of the original structure remains visible. The first reliable mentions of Villa Cimbrone can be found around the 11th century, intermingling with those of Ravello's golden era. The origins of its name come from the rocky outcrop on which it stands: this was part of a large estate with lush vegetation covering over eight hectares that was known as "Cimbronium". It initially belonged to the aristocratic Acconciajoco family. In the mid-1300s it passed into the hands of the powerful and wealthy Fuscos, a noble family from Ravello who were related to the Pitti family in Florence and the D'Angiò family from Naples. Ernest's cousin was Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe was an architect, horologist, and designer of the clock mechanism of Big Ben. . Very Good.

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        THE FIXED PERIOD: A NOVEL

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1882 - Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-vi] [1] 2-200; [i-vi] [1] 2-203 [204: blank], original decorated burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top and fore edges untrimmed, bottom edge trimmed, blue green coated endpapers. First edition. Trollope's only science fiction novel, originally published as a serial in BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE, October 1881 -- March 1882. "The oddest item in all Trollope's fiction. THE FIXED PERIOD is set in the future republic of Britannula, an island off Australia. The president has decreed that all citizens reaching the age of sixty-seven are to enter a 'college.' There, they will be prepared for death at age sixty-eight. (Trollope was sixty-seven when he wrote the story and died five months before his sixty-eighth birthday.) The first candidate for this euthanasia, Gabriel Crasweller, loses his enthusiasm for the 'fixed period' scheme as his own term approaches. Rescue is provided by the British navy, which returns Britannula to the rational rule of the Empire. Critics have sneered at the poverty of science fiction imagination in this work. But the story is a nice reworking of Trollope's THE WARDEN (1855) where the elderly inhabitants of Hiram's Hospital are prepared for death in more traditional fashion." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, 227-8. "The story is rambling, as is usual with Trollope, and uneconomical. The vision of principles through a distorted character is only partly successful. Scholars of Trollope do not regard the novel very highly, perhaps because it is different from what one expects of the author, but THE FIXED PERIOD is by no means discreditable and is entertaining." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2203. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 10. 188-9. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1241. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214 and A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume 3, p. 176. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1110. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 68. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14249. Sadleir (Trollope) 62 (p. 124). NCBEL III 884. Not in Wolff. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, labels removed from front cover of each volume, private owner's bookplate on front paste-down of each volume and also one on the verso of the front free endpaper of volume one, number 815 in a circle in red pencil a the top right corner of each title page, a good, sound copy with tight and generally clean interior. A late, rare Trollope. (#130740) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        En Folkefiende [An Enemy of the People.] Skuespil I Fem Akter.

      Gyldendalske Boghandels 1882 - FIRST EDITION, pp. [iv], 219, crown 8vo, original grey wrappers printed in black to both covers, ownership inscription of Erik af Edholm at head of front with later ownership inscription above (see below), spine cracking (but holding) with loss at head, sound. The scarce wrappers issue of this important play by the Norwegian dramatist - 'a comedy, [.] based on a serious idea' (letter to Frederik Hegel, June 1882), written in response to the scandal created by 'Gengangere'. It is among the most modern of Ibsen's works, and has been consistently performed for both stage and screen. This is a significant association copy, belonging to Erik Wilhelm af Edholm, a high-ranking Swedish military officer who became director at the Kungliga Operan (Royal Opera) and the Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern (Royal Dramatic Theatre) in Stockholm - in the latter context he was responsible for bringing the work of Strindberg and Ibsen to a wider audience, and he corresponded with both playwrights. This play was performed at the theatre in March 1883. The later ownership inscription is simply the word 'dubbl' - likely a playful way of conveying that the book then passed to Edholm's son of the same name (Erik Gustaf ad Edholm), like his father a high-ranking military officer.

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        La Saint-Huberty, d'après sa correspondance et ses papiers de famille.

      Paris, E. Dentu, 1882 ; in-12 carré de [2] ff., 258 pp., [1] f., reliure du temps demi-veau blond à coins, filet doré, dos lisse orné en long de motifs à froid, tête dorée, couverture conservée (Randeynes). Ravissante édition originale du texte, mise en valeur par les eaux-fortes : frontispice gravé de Lalauze, en-tête et cul-de-lampe gravés par Henriot, encadrements floraux à toutes les pages gravés par Méaulle d'après Pallandre.Edmond de Goncourt, le spécialiste de la femme au XVIIIe siècle, relate la carrière de la Saint-Huberty, célèbre chanteuse d'opéra sous Louis XVI.- Fac-similé hors texte.Un des quelques exemplaires de tête imprimés sur papier de Chine (Vicaire en annonce 25).Il contient 2 états du frontispice : en noir sur Chine et en sépia sur Hollande.- Dos à peine éclairci.Vicaire, III, 1062.

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        Raskolnikow. //

      W. Friedrich,, Lpz., 1882 - Deutsche Erstausgabe; 3 Bände in 1: VIII,299+267+309 Seiten; O.-Halbleinwand; 8°. Üb.: Wilhelm Henckel. // Es fehlt die Titelseite des 1. Bandes; Einband berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALBUM ARTISTIQUE ET BIOGRAHIQUE. SALON 1882. (1883).

      1882PARIS. E. FRANCFORT. 1882-1883. 3 FORTS VOLUMESIN-FOLIO OBLONG (43 X 30,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 21 FEUILLETS CARTONNES CHACUN, RELIURE DE L'EDITEUR A LA BRADEL PLEINE PERCALINE HAVANE, DOS LISSE ORNE D'UN DECOR DE CAISSONS A FROID ET DORES AVEC TITRE DORE, PLATS BISEAUTES AVEC VIGNETTE ET TITRE DORES DANS UN ENCADREMENT DE FILETS DORES ET A FROID. CES 3 VOLUMES CORRESPONDENT A 2 VOLUMES DU SALON DE 1882 (2° ANNEE) ET UN VOLUME DU SALON DE 1883 (3° ANNEE). ILLUSTRE DE 120 BELLES PHOTOGRAPHIES, CHAQUE VOLUME CONTENANT 20 PORTRAITS DE PEINTRES AVEC EN REGARD L'OEUVRE EXPOSEE AU SALON. 1882-1 : P. PUVIS DE CHAVANNES, J.-P. LAURENS, E. BERNE-BELLECOUR, E. DUEZ, M. POIRSON, F. DE VUILLEFROY, G. MOREAU DE TOURS, M. ROY, A. GUILLEMET, A. MAIGNAN, P. GROLLERON, R. RAVAUT, H. CAIN, P. JEANNIOT, G. CLAIRIN, A. CABANEL, MME F. FLEURY, H. GERVEX, H. MARTIN, E. RICHTER. 1882-2 : E. LUMINAIS, P. BOUTIGNY, J. LE BLANT, A. DAWANT, J. DUPRE, MME E. MURATON, L. LHERMITTE, P. BEYLE, P. PROTAIS, CAZIN, J. BALLAVOINE, G. CAIN, J. GAGLIARDINI, E. BEAUMETZ, A. GONZALES, T. ROBERT-FLEURY, P. CONSTANT, J. WORMS, G. GILBERT, E. BISSON. 1883-1 : ARMAND DUMARESQ, MME DEMONT BRETON, JULES GIRARDET, ALFRED GUILLOU, MARIUS ROY, JEAN GEOFFROY, JULES DELAUNAY, EDOUARD DANTAN, EDOUARD BISSON, ALBERT ARTIGUE, FRANCIS TATTEGRAIN, EMILE BOUTIGNY, GEORGES HAQUETTE, HENRI CAIN, DESIRE LUBIN, EDMOND DUPAIN, JEAN WEERTS, LOUIS BEROUD, EMILE BLANCHON, EMMANUEL DE DIEUDONNE. PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE SANS GRAVITE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE.

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        Études Gambrinales. Histoire et Archéologie de la bière et principalement de la bière de Strasbourg.

      Paris, Berger-Levrault et Cie, 1882,in-8 (240 x 160 mm.), (4) ff., 245 pp., (1) f., reliure demi-chagrin, dos à faux-nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, épidermures coiffe sup. et dos, nom sur page de garde, défaut sur second contre-plat (papier arraché 30 x 30 mm.), bel exemplaire. Joint : fascicule 156 x 236 mm., 18 pp., EYER Fréderic "La cervoise et la bière au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance", Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1971.

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        ETUDES GAMBRINALES - Histoire et archéologie de la bière en principalement de la bière de Strasbourg

      berger-levrault 1882 Hardcover grand IN-8 demi-chagrin noir , dos lisse orné de 5 nerfs , coiffe avec un petit manque , petite cassure au mors du premier plat , 245 pages ; hormis une reliure modeste l'interieure de l'ouvrage est tres frais Fine

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