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        Storia di Ugone d' Avernia volgarizzate nel sec. XIV, non mai fin qui stampata

      (Curiosità letterarie inedite o rare). Andrea, Da Barberino. Bologna, Gaetano Romagnoli, 1882. Storia di Ugone d' Avernia volgarizzate nel sec. XIV, non mai fin qui stampata. 2 volumi in - 16°, br., cop. orig. (uno strappo alla cop. del vol. II). XXXII, 334 pp.; 302 pp., 1 f. bianco. Edizione di soli 202 esemplari (es. nn. 178 e 174). Dorso del vol 1° rinforzato. Lievissime rifioriture in qualche pagina, peraltro ben conservati ed intonsi. Uff. scat. 6

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        The Land of the Midnight Sun.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1882. Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Northern Finland. 2 volumes, octavo (222 × 145 mm). Original blue cloth, gilt titles and dark red coat of arms to spines, sun and bird blocks to front boards in gilt and dark red respectively, further bird tools to rear boards, pale brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to each volume (double-page in volume 1), 51 similar plates, profuse illustrations to the text, coloured folding map in end-pocket to volume 1. Later ownership inscriptions of A. D. Exton and Franklin Curtiss to the initial blank. Spines slightly faded, extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, rear covers lightly marked, staining from removed bookplates to front pastedowns, contents toned, pale tide-mark to lower outer corners in volume 2 from page 100. A very good copy. First US edition of the book noted for coining the phrase in the title. Following a series of celebrated expeditions to Gabon, in which he provided the first external account of gorillas and of the Pygmy peoples, French-American explorer Du Chaillu (1835-1903) travelled extensively across Scandinavia between 1871 and 1878. His account pays special attention to the antiquities of the prehistoric and Viking ages; it was followed in 1889 by a specialised study, The Viking Age. Owing to his exploits in Central Africa some have believed Du Chaillu to have been Edgar Rice Burroughs's inspiration for Tarzan. The Land of the Midnight Sun was originally published in the United Kingdom the previous year; there were several further editions and a German translation.

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        1882 Fine Manuscript MAP OF THE WORLD

      Drawn by a William John Lane of Gloucester and dated May 17th 1882 A finely executed Hand Drawn Signed and Dated Manuscript Double Hemisphere Map of the World with insets of the Major Rivers, Mountains & Waterfalls with Colour Wash, and cartouche, 26" by 20" approx, the Map has been entirely drawn and coloured by hand. CONDITION, There are a few minor edge tears with no loss, mild creases to the borders, some browning marks to top half, else map is in very good general condition, A BEAUTIFUL HAND DRAWN LARGE ORIGINAL VICTORIAN MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE WORLD

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox]
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        THOMAS CARLYLE: A HISTORY OF THE FIRST FORTY YEARS OF HIS LIFE, 1795-1835 [together with] THOMAS CARLYLE: A HISTORY OF HIS LIFE IN LONDON, 1834-1881. Signed By Mr. Twain; Signed By Livy, Mrs. Twain

      New York; 1882 and 1884: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. TWO VOLUMES. Bound in original plum cloth (volumes I and II), brown coated endpapers; half blue morocco clamshell. SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN, FOR HIS WIFE LIVY in both volumes. "Olivia L. Clemens/1882/Hartford". Both are signed in the year of publication. Mark Twain delighted in criticizing and correcting errors in the writings of other authors; apparently, so did Livy. She has corrected an awkward sentence on page 257, in volume III. And she has underlined the words "and is a colossus of gossamer". (page 76, volume IV). Both volumes have the booksellers ticket on the rear pastedown: (Brown & Gross Booksellers Hartford CT). [TOGETHER WITH] TWO VOLUMES. Bound in original plum cloth (volumes III and IV), brown coated endpapers; wear to extremities, rear inner hinge just starting on volume 3, but very good overall; half orange morocco slipcase. SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN FOR HIS WIFE LIVY in both volumes. "Livy L. Clemens/1885". Some passages are marked in pencil, including the sentence "Fear nothing but fear". (page 48, volume II). The front pastedowns have Clara Clemens shelf markings and also the 1951 auction markings. What a great association! Both Mark Twain and his wife Livy, loved Thomas Carlyle and his work.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Struggles and Triumphs; or Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum.

      1882 - Author's edition, revised, enlarged, newly illustrated and written up to May, 1882. 8vo. Original black blind-stamped cloth with gilt-stamped spine. Buffalo, The Courier Company. P.T. Barnum, a celebrated American showman and businessman, is best remembered as the founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. This book includes reminiscences of early business endeavours and his personal life as well as details of several trips to Europe and many trips around America with his 'museum' of freaks, which included General Tom Thumb and the baby elephant Jumbo. Author's presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to Mr C E Moore 'with New Year's greetings'dated Jan. 1st 1883. Covers rubbed, the gilt dull, hingescracked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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      Imprenta de Cecilio Egaña, Vitoria 1882 - X + 107 pp. 15 x 20,5 cm. 2ª edición corregida y mejorada. La página 107 presenta falta de papel en la parte inferior sin afectar al texto. Anotaciones manuscritas en páginas plegadas del final de libro que no forman parte del texto. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ministère de l'Agriculture. Bulletin. Documents officiels. - Statistique. - Rapports. - Comptes rendus de missions en France et à l'étranger. 1882 (première année) à 1887. 6 Volumes.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1882-1887, 280x180mm,demi-percaline noire, étiquette de titre au dos.illustré,

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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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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        Almanack for 1883 + original envelope

      32mo. Yellow cloth backed glazed pictorial boards with titles printed in brown , triple-line border in blue, colour image and 'one shilling' price on both front and rear board. Green edges with blue green endpapers (24pp). The Almanack comes with its original, extremely scarce, postage envelope showing a book postage price half that of a letter.

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        La vallée du Darror. Voyage au pays çomalis (Afrique orientale). Types, scènes, paysages, panoramas, hors-texte, d'après les photographies de l'auteur. Avec une carte publiée par la Société de Géographie de paris

      Paris: Challamel aîné, 1882. Grand in-8, demi chagrin rouge, dos à faux-nerfs, tête dorée, xiii-388 pp., nombreuses figures dans le texte, 35 planches gravées sur bois comprises dans la pagination, 5 panoramas dépliants, 10 planches hors-texte de relevés astronomiques et météorologiques, carte dépliante.. Envoi de l'auteur à son oncle et à sa tante. Ex-libris G. H. Dos passé, petits frottements. . (Catégories : Afrique Somalie )

      [Bookseller: Christophe Hue - Livres anciens]
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        Chansons Choisies de Gustave Nadaud Illustrées par ses amis.

      1882. Ateliers de Reproductions Artistiques. 1882 - Imp. P. Mouillot. París. . 2 Vol. . Vol. I:(249 pp.) Vol. II:(240 pp.). Folio Imperial. Media Piel con Puntas. Grabados , Idiomas (Francés), Música / Danza / Ballet / Opera / Canción , Siglo XIX . Bella edición de las partituras y letras de Gustave Nadaud, compositor francés del siglo XIX de gran popularidad en su época. Edición especial de 70 ejemplares firmados por el autor. Ilustrado con gran profusión de fototipias de diversos artistas de la época como C. Bernier, Hébert, L. Renie, Hille Macher, Courtry y otros. Dos volúmenes encuadernados en media piel con puntas con hierros y dorados en lomera. Con ex-libris del anterior propietario.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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        Clinique photographique des maladies de la peau. Troisieme edition

      H. Lauwereyns, Paris 1882 - In 4 (cm 20,5 x 29), pp. (4) + III + 128 con 60 fotografie originali (misure cm 9 x 12 circa) applicate su altrettante tavole in cartoncino fuori testo. Le fotografie, ritoccate a colori a mano, sonoÂriquadrate e su ogni tavola compareÂla dicitura 'A. de Montmeja. Ad naturam fecit' con l'indicazione della patologiaÂdermatologica raffigurata nel soggetto fotografato.ÂLegatura moderna in piena tela. Terza edizione di questa importante opera di dermatologia , la prima ad utilizzare in maniera sistematica la tecnica fotografica applicata in campo dermatologico. ITA

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1882 - 1882 Original Paperback Wisden. VG Cond (New Spine)

      Hi, This lot is an 1882 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper relaid and so can't really be called 100% Original but it is in fabulous condition. A very nice example of an old book. The book has fabulous covers, a tiny amount of wear to the edge of the rear cover but otherwise these are superb covers, new spine (hard to tell) and the book is very tightly bound. Internally nice and clean , very white and hardly any spotting. A super book.

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        Autograph letter signed. Busseto, 14. V. 1882.

      1882. 8vo. ¾ p. on bifolium. To Signor Centi (?): "Ho ricevuto il libro [?] che è buono e [?] offrirle a spedirle un vaglia di Lire 101 a saldo. Le vaglia le verranno spedita domani o dopo. Con stima mi dico | Dato | G. Verdi".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Mlle FIFI.

      Mlle Fifi - La Bûche - Le Lit - Un Réveillon - Mots d'Amour - Une aventure parisienne - Marroca. Eaux-fortes par Just (portrait-frontispice). L'un des rares portraits dont l'écrivain ait autorisé la publication. Vignettes de chapitre, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Bruxelles, Henry Kistemaeckers, collection "Édition du Bibliophile" - 1882 - 172 pages. Tirage à petit nombre sur vergé. Joint un article de presse sur François Tassart. Reliure demi-maroquin turquoise de l'époque. Dos à nerfs aux titre et auteur dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture chamois conservée. Coins frottés. Doc légèrement insolé. Pas de rousseur. Première page de garde partiellement détachée. Bon état. Format in-12°(16x11). Mademoiselle Fifi est un recueil de nouvelles de Guy de Maupassant placé sous les thèmes du libertinage et de la guerre de 1870.

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        The MacKenzie Collection: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts and Other Articles Illustrative of the Literature, History, Statistics and Antiquities of the South of India Collected by the Late Lieut.-Col. Colin MacKenzie, Surveyor General of India

      Higginbotham and Co. 1882 - Madras: Higginbotham and Co. (1882). Second Edition, two volumes in one, reprinting the 2 volume Calcutta edition of 1828. Library binding (cloth). Good only: ex-library (ink stamps to the tile page and a few others), binding starting to crack at the copyright page, a few tears and possible bio-predation to the title page, former owner's name & date, & overall toning, foxing, and fragility to the paper. Uncommon. If you're not familiar with this remarkable collection, Google Colin Mackenzie (or David Blake's "Colin Mackenzie: collector extraordinary" in the British Library Journal: 128-150): this was a book collection that made history. In stock, ready to ship now from Evanston, IL! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Vau l'eau

      Bruxelles, Henry Kistemaeckers, 1882 16,5 x 11,1 cm, demi percaline verte à la bradel à coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre noire, couv. et dos cons., 144 pp. Edition originale. L'un des 1 000 ex. imprimés sur vergé (après 10 ex. sur Japon). Bel exemplaire, complet du portrait frontispice de Huysmans gravé à l'eau-forte par Am. Lynen (très léger report sur la page de titre). Les couvertures et dos et les pages intérieures sont en très bon état ainsi que la reliure. Clouzot, 155. Carteret I, 438. . Clouzot, 155. Carteret I, 438.

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        Six Years in the Canadian Northwest

      Toronto: Hunter, Rose and Company 1882, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) viii,[9]-206pp. Very good. 12mo in original gilt lettered decorative blue cloth with bevelled edges and decorative chapter headings and tail pieces. Some minor wear to extremities. Scarce. Peel 3rd Edition # 900 . The first autobiographical sketch of police life to appear in print by an original member of the North West Mounted Police..

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        MANUEL D'ÉROTOLOGIE CLASSIQUE (De Figuris Veneris) par Fréd.-Ch. Forberg. Texte Latin et traduction littérale par le Traducteur des Dialogues de Luisa Sigea (Alcide Bonneau).

      Imprimé à cent exemplaires pour Isidore Liseux et ses amis, Paris, 1882. [Typographie Ch. Unsiger, Paris]. - 2 volumes in-8 (20,5 x 14 cm), XV-239-(1) et (2)-238-(1) pages. Belle impression sur papier vergé de Hollande. Reliure triplée plein maroquin rouge vermillon poli et doublé bord à bord de maroquin rouge sang, gardes de de porc velours gris souris, triple gardes de papier crème, dos lisses, têtes poncées, autres tranches non rognées. Auteur, titre et millésime dorés au dos. (reliure moderne). La couverture du brochage du premier volume est conservée. PREMIÈRE ET RARISSIME ÉDITION EN FRANÇAIS. TIRAGE UNIQUE A 100 EXEMPLAIRES POUR ISIDORE LISEUX ET SES AMIS. De la futution - De la pédication - De l'irrumation - De la masturbation - Des cunnilinges - Des tribades - Du coït avec les bêtes - Des postures spintriennes - Toutes les postures érotiques sont décrites dans ce livre encyclopédique traitant exclusivement de la physiologie de l'amour physique. Friedrich Karl Forberg, philosophe et philologue allemand, né à Meuselwitz, dans le duché de Saxe-Altenbourg le 30 août 1770 et mort à Hildburghausen le 1er janvier 1848 a laissé son nom attaché à deux écrits : Sur le développement du concept de religion et De Figuris Veneris. Forberg avait produit un travail de philologue et de lexicographe, distribuant en huit parties les renseignements, les détails, les traits de satire qu’en trente années de lectures il avait su découvrir non seulement chez les poètes grecs et latins, mais aussi chez les historiens, les moralistes, les lexicographes anciens, et même chez quelques Pères de l'Église, comme Tertullien ou saint Grégoire de Nazianze. Dans par cette démarche, il peut être comparé au « fous littéraires » décrit par André Blavier. Les auteurs universitaires se montraient alors fort discrets sur de tels sujets : la futution, la pédication, l’irrumation, la masturbation, le cunnilingus, les tribades, les différentes formes de coït et autres positions sexuelles — tels sont les sujets minutieusement examinés par Forberg du seul point de vue de l’histoire littéraire classique ou néo-classique, en adjoignant aux écrivains de l’Antiquité un petit nombre de modernes dont Nicolas Chorier. Le traducteur Alcide Bonneau souligna que « dans chacun des chapitres, il a même trouvé à faire des subdivisions, comme le sujet le requérait, à noter des particularités, des individualités, et le contraste entre cet appareil scientifique et les facétieuses matières soumises aux lois rigoureuses de la déduction et de la démonstration, n’est pas ce qu’il y a de moins plaisant. Un grave savant d’outre-Rhin était peut-être seul capable d’avoir l’idée de classer ainsi par catégories, groupes, espèces, variétés, genres et sous-genres toutes les sortes connues de voluptés naturelles et extra-naturelles, d’après les auteurs les plus dignes de foi. » Forberg intervient en son nom dans de rares passages, tenant à marquer qu’il n’est, ici ou là, pas « homme à chercher de la gloriole en dévoilant les résultats d’expériences personnelles. » Au seuil de son chapitre sur la pédication, il précise qu’il est, quant à lui, « tout à fait étranger aux pratiques de ce genre. » Il laisse à ses lecteurs, aux « gens experts », le soin de décider s’il est vrai que « quiconque une fois a irrumé, ne peut plus s’en passer ». Le critique Pascal Pia remarqua en 1959 « qu’on ferait injure à Forberg en le considérant comme un Cosinus littéraire qui n’aurait su que par ouï-dire comment l’esprit vient aux filles. À la manière dont il parle de son ignorance des cas peu ordinaires, ou de “l’honnêteté des mentules de Cobourg”, nous ne saurions l’imaginer autrement que surveillant d’un regard en coin l’effet que ses propos font sur nous ». (Source : Wikipedia) Il est mentionné au bas des couvertures que cet ouvrage, imprimé dans les conditions légales pour l'éditeur et ses amis, ne doit pas être exposé aux étalages des libraires. Chaque volume, paru à quelques mois d'intervalles, était vendu 60 francs or, soit 120 francs or pour l'ouvrage complet, somme énorme pour l'époque quand un livre courant va [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        Wetzer und Welte's Kirchenlexikon 2.Auflage, 13 Bände (incl. Register), 1882-1903

      Herder / Herder'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung 1882-1903, Freiburg - Wetzer und Welte's Kirchenlexikon oder Encyklopädie der katholischen Theologie und ihrer Hülfswissenschaften. Zweite Auflage, in neuer Bearbeitung, unter Mitwirkung vieler katholischen Gelehrten - begonnen von Joseph Cardinal Hergenröther, fortgesetzt von Dr. Franz Kaulen. 12 Bände & Registerband. Original-Halbledereinbände. Rücken mit reichen Goldprägungen, blaue Buchdeckel mit Lederecken abgesetzt, marmorierter Buchschnitt. Format 8° (ca. 25 x 17cm). Alle erschienenen Bände: Grundwerk in 12 Bänden sowie der Registerband von 1903 (Namen und Sachregister zu allen zwölf Bänden, s. Bilder 17-19). Wie auch den 21 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, haben die Buchrücken keine der sonst so oft vorkommenden Einrisse oder Fehlstellen; alles noch intakt. Ecken bestoßen; Kanten leicht, Außengelenke & Rücken teils deutlicher berieben. Die Buchdeckel sind noch schön erhalten. Innen vollständig, alles fest gebunden, ohne unangenehmen Geruch. Die vorderen & hinteren Seiten fleckig, der Buchschnitt etwas. 26000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Clinique photographique des maladies de la peau. Troisieme edition

      H. Lauwereyns, 1882. In 4 (cm 20,5 x 29), pp. (4) + III + 128 con 60 fotografie originali (misure cm 9 x 12 circa) applicate su altrettante tavole in cartoncino fuori testo. Le fotografie, ritoccate a colori a mano, sono riquadrate e su ogni tavola compare la dicitura 'A. de Montmeja. Ad naturam fecit' con l'indicazione della patologia dermatologica raffigurata nel soggetto fotografato. Legatura moderna in piena tela. Terza edizione di questa importante opera di dermatologia , la prima ad utilizzare in maniera sistematica la tecnica fotografica applicata in campo dermatologico. ITA

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        Autograph letter signed. Brindisi [?], 22. VII. 1882.

      1882. 8vo. 1 p. To the cartographer and skipper Heinrich von Littrow (1820-1895), concerning several books he is supposed to send.

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        The Annexation of the Punjaub, and the Maharajah Duleep Singh

      London Trubner 1882 - First edition. 8vo., 108 pp., original reddish-brown blind-stamped cloth gilt, spine faded, covers soiled, a very good copy. Thomas Evans Bell (1825–1887) was an English Indian army officer and writer. In 1841 he went to Madras in the East India Company's service. Bell was strongly critical of the East India Company, and its impact on peasant proprietorship in India. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Bell lost his position in Nagpur, for complaining over the head of his immediate superior about the treatment of the Ranis of the Nagpur kingdom. In Madras in the early 1860s, he was secretary of the Madras Literary Society, and edited its Madras Journal in 1861. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ampio carteggio costituito da otto lettere autografe firmate dell'autore de Le veglie di Neri (1882) risalenti all'arco cronologico 1889 _ 1894, inviate da Empoli e Dianella (Vinci) su questioni private e letterarie. Ne riportiamo alcuni passi a titolo puramente esemplificativo. ìL'osservazione che feci sulla poesia del Berchet fu soltanto a riguardo della sua elevatezza e della difficoltà per l'intelligenza dei ragazzi , ma del resto mi piace moltissimo l'idea di spargere qua e là, quattro o sei dei più facili ed ispirati canti patriottici che ricordino i momenti più tristi e più gloriosi del nostro risorgimento. Se non se ne gioveranno troppo e subito i nostri ragazzi, portato questo libro e questi canti per le case del popolo e letti nelle veglie d'inverno è certo che faranno sempre un gran bene se di quando in quando potranno prendere il posto delle insulse leggende e degli orribili fatti avvenuti nella bella città di Terracina, che sono il solo pascolo letterario dato ai nostri lavoratori e specialmente a quelli delle campagne". ìSoltanto mi rincresce (e questa non è modestia ostentata ma schietta verità) mi rincresce di non sentirmi competente per giudicare certi periodi di storia. Ne ho letta molta della storia, posso anzi dire d'aver letto la storia particolareggiata di tutti i popoli, ma la mia memoria è così refrattaria che in fatto di date, di persone, di luoghi e di minutaglia d'avvenimenti io mi sento il più sublime ignorante di questo mondo". Per un totale di ventotto pagine in-8. Bell'insieme.


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        Laguna Indian translation of McGufeyf's [sic] New First Eclectic Reader. Translated and printed by John Menaul

      Laguna, New Mexico: [Laguna Mission Press], 1882. Complete set of 7 unbound, unopened and uncut gatherings, approx. 7¼" x 4¾", pp. [4], iv, [6]-12, [2 blank], 13-28, [2 blank], 29-44, [2 blank], 45-60, [2 blank], 61-76, [2 blank], 77-82 [i.e. 84], [7 blank]; consisting of Directions to the Book Binder, title page, introduction, and the full text of McGuffey's Reader in Laguna translation; an Ayer Linguistic duplicate, with an Ayer accession label on the verso of the last leaf, and a Newberry release stamp above it, and also on the Directions to the Book Binder leaf. McGuffey's 'Reader' was used in the instruction of Indian children of Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, by Rev. John Menaul, a Presbyterian missionary in that village for many years, commencing 1876. He obtained some copies of the 'Reader' and interleaved them with his translation into Keres (the language of Laguna) using his own little printing press. Menaul was New Mexico's premier publisher of bilingual works. He got his first taste of printing in Africa and put his experience to use in New Mexico beginning in1877. Following four years of work with Navajos at Fort Defiance, Arizona, he assumed a post at Laguna Pueblo, fifty miles west of Albuquerque. There he launched what has since become known as the Laguna Mission Press. Recognizing that a key element of bringing Christianity to the Pueblo people was a common language, Menaul produced educational material and religious tracts in English and Keres, the Laguna tongue. After leaving Laguna Pueblo in 1889, he settled in Albuquerque and continued to print Spanish language religious works" (from Lasting Impressions: The Private Presses of New Mexico, 2005). Not in Graff; not in Streeter (who had at least one other Laguna Mission imprint).

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        Rand, McNally & Co.'s Indexed Atlas of the World.

      Rand, McNally & Co. Chicago. 1882. - Leather-bound volume, 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 3 inches; AEG; 904 plus 7 unnumbered advertising pp. at rear. Unnumbered Title page, Introduction, Contents, and Index of Diagrams and Tables at front. Tipped-in maps are in full color or outline color. Leather binding is scuffed with discolored spot to front cover. Several loose pages; however, binding overall is tight and secure. An attractive atlas with contents in very good clean condition. Title page reads (take a deep breath): "Rand, McNally & Co.'s Indexed Atlas of the World containing large scale maps of every country and civil division upon the face of the globe, together with Historical, Descriptive, and Statistical matter relative to each. Illustrated by colored diagrams showing increase or decrease of population, wealth, debt, and taxation, civil condition of people, chief productions, articles of manufacture and commerce, religious sects, etc., accompanied by a new and original compilation forming a ready reference index, which presents as its special feature the arrangement in alphabetical order of nearly all known geographical names; those pertaining to each country and civil division being placed after its map, with convenient reference thereto. In connection herewith is given, as accurately as can be ascertained, the population of every city, town, village and hamlet in the known world, that of the United States of America being taken from the census returns of 1880." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Paris P. Ducrocq Libraire éditeur 1882 Un volume in-4 env 24.5x16 cm reliure éditeur pleine percaline rouge titre doré décor 1er plat et dos de filet noirs et dorés ornements floraux. 4ème plat décor en noir tranches dorées 407 pages plus un tableaux récapitulatif et deux cartes dépliantes in-fine. Dessins de MM. Benett, Dufaux, Lepind, H. Vogel, . Zier, M. Piriou d'après les croquis de l'auteur. Gravure de F. Méaulle Première édition TRES BON ETAT Petite tache (Décoloration) dans le coin inf gauche du 1er plat Quelques rousseurs inévitables

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        [Avril, Paul] L'Eventail (Suite des Gravures)

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1882. First edition. Quarto. Sumptuously bound by MATTHEWS in full crushed light brown morocco with blind-stamped rules, raised bands, bound to a Jansenist style, with enormously lavish and stunning wide gilt decorated dentelles tooled with fillets, scrolling foliage, fan tools, all around a central doublure inset light gray silk pastedown, the front with red and black printed design incorporating the author and illustrator's name and title in illustration (i.e. on silk), and the rear with related design without lettering. The two free endpapers are formed from the original illustrated endpapers. The text volume, numbered 46, is ONE OF 100 COPIES, printed on "papier du Japon," the suite of proofs are also printed on Japan paper. This is Uzannne's best-known work and a classic example of a sumptuously illustrated work published in a small edition, where the author worked in close collaboration with the illustrator. Proofs before text of the tinted illustrations, all by Paul Avril. Title printed in red and black with a vignetter in blue, half-title is signed by Paul Avril. A wonderful binding, with the Jansenist concept of plain outside and burst of decoration on the inside. Housed in contemporary marbled-covered slipcase. Binding and book are fine with with slight wearing on outer joint of front cover (not weakening). A lasting rarity thus.

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        Die Aetiologie der Tuberculose. (Nach einem in der physiologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin am 24. März gehaltenen Vortrag) (pp.221-230).

      - BKW, 19. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1882, 4°, VII, (1), 800 pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit. First Edition, First Appearance in Print of Koch's epochal paper on which he announced March 24 his discovery of the tubercle bacillus, this paper also contains the first statement of "Koch's postulates". The greatest and best known of all of Robert Koch's labors . For this work, in the face of the teaching of the day that tuberculosis was the result of nutritional disturbances, Koch took his place as the greatest bacteriologist of his day and one of the greatest physicians of all time. By the discovery of the actual cause of tuberculosis, real scientific progress was possible toward controlling this widespread affliction. For his discovery of the bacillus of tuberculosis Robert Koch received the Nobel Prize in 1905. " Medical Classic II, No.8, pp.719 - - Robert Koch (1843-1910) studierte zuerst in Göttingen Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, ging aber schon nach zwei Semestern zum medizinischen Studium über, in dem namentlich der Anatom HENLE, der Physiologe MEISSNER und der Kliniker HASSE besonderen Einfluß auf ihn übten. 1865 - noch als Student - Assistent am Pathologischen Museum, wurde er 1866 promoviert und ging dann für ein Halbjahr nach Berlin. In demselben Jahr erhielt er eine Stelle an der Idiotenanstalt Langenhagen bei Hannover, ließ sich aber 1868 als Arzt in den märkischen Städtchen Niemegk, 1869 in Rakwitz (Posen) nieder. Er nahm am Deutsch-Französischen Feldzug teil und bereitete sich, nach Hause zurückgekehrt, für das Physikatsexamen vor. Nach der bestandenen Prüfung wurde er zum Kreisphysikus des Kreises Bomst in Wollstein ernannt, wo er neben Privat- und Amtspraxis unter primitivsten Verhältnissen jene Untersuchungen begann, die ihn zu unsterblichen Ruhm führen sollten. Hier konnte er nicht nur die bereits von POLLENDER, BRAUELL und DAVAINE im Blute Milzbrandkranker entdeckten Stäbchen feststellen, sondern auch ihre Dauerform beobachten und damit die Aetiologie des Milzbrandes in ihren Grundlagen mit Sicherheit feststellen. Nachdem er wenige Monate eine Stelle als Medizinalbeamter bekleidet hatte, aber wieder nach Wollstein zurückgekehrt war, wurde er 1880 als Regierungsrat und ordentliches Mitglied des Kais. Gesundheitsamtes nach Berlin berufen. 1891 übernahm er unter Aufgabe seiner akademischen Tätigkeit die Leitung des für ihn gegründeten Instituts für Infektionskrankheiten.-cf.Fischer, p.784f. - 1881 "begann Koch seine grundlegenden Arbeiten über die Tuberkulose, die in der Entdeckung des lang gesuchten Tuberkuloseerregers ihre Krönung fanden. Hierüber berichtete er in der denkwürdigen Sitzung der Berliner physiologischen Gesellschaft am 24.März 1882 (.) Zunächst schilderte Koch den mikroskopischen Nachweis des Tuberkelbazillus als charakteristisches, kleines, unbewegliches Stäbchen, das sich im tuberkulösen Material konstant finden läßt, allerdings nur durch bestimmte Färbeverfahren.(.) - Es folgt die Schilderung der Reinkultur, die Erfüllung der zweiten Forderung des Erregernachweises(.). - Mit der Klärung der dritten Frage, "ob die isolierten Bazillen, wenn sie dem Thierkörper wieder einverleibt werden, den Krankheitsprozeß der Tuberkulose auch wieder zu erzeugen vermögen", konnte Koch das letzte Glied in der Beweiskette einfügen und zusammenfassend sagen: " Alle diese Versuche zusammengenommen berechtigen zu dem Ausspruch, daß die in den tuberkulösen Substanzen vorkommenden Bazillen nicht nur Begleiter des tuberkulösen Prozesses, sondern auch die Ursache desselben sind, und daß wir in den Bazillen das eigentlich tuberkulöse Virus vor uns haben". - Nach dem Vortrag war, wie Loeffler berichtet, "nicht ein einziger im Saal, der nicht, wenn auch wider Willen, von der Richtigkeit dessen, was er gehört und gesehen, überzeugt gewesen wäre und gefühlt hatte, daß er einer epochemachenden, die ganze Medizin erschütternden Verkündigung von ungeheuren Konsequenzen beigewohnt hätte, und diese . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Queens County, New York, with Illustrations, Portraits, & Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals

      W. W. Munsell & Co, 1882-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 576 p, ill, map of Long Island. Quarto. Original brown boards, gilt. Rebacked in modern brown cloth. All edges gilt. Dampstain to rear board resulting in light discoloration. Two small tears to middle fold on map. A very good copy. <br> A history of Queens as a county prior to its incorporation in 1898 as a New York Borough, including what is now Nassau County. Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County further east on Long Island. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        I maestri di musica italiani del secolo XIX. Notizie biografiche raccolte .

      Gio. Cecchini, Venezia 1882 - - Raro. 226 p. - in-8

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      H. Sakolski, New York, 1882. Original Boards. 8vo. 5 volumes. 19 cm. A complete copy of L. H. Frank

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        Paxton's Flower Garden

      3 volumes Large quarto ,bound in blue cloth, bevelled edges, gilt titles and floral decoration. Top edges gilt. 108 hand coloured litho plates, a number by Walter Hood Fitch. 265 line drawings. A good set.

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        Paris ingénu

      1882. Charpentier, Paris 1882, 12x19cm, relié. - Charpentier, Paris 1882, 12x19cm, relié. - First Edition. Associazione a bradel completo grigio percaline, liscio torna con un pinnacolo d'oro, quella di coda brano marocchino verde, vecchio vincolante. Raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore al poeta Anatole France. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en pleine percaline grise, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, date en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, reliure ancienne. Rare envoi autographe signé de Paul Arène au poète Anatole France.

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      Original publisher's cloth. xiv, 240pp. index, [3] works to be consulted on the land question [1] ads WORKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR. 1st Edition/1st printing. PRESENTATION COPY, FROM WALLACE TO A FARMER AND AGRICULTURAL WRITER BASED IN ESSEX.As a dealer based in the Highlands it is very interesting to read Wallace's thoughts on the Clan system and how it transformed, following its collapse in the 18th century, into a system where Clan Chiefs morphed into landlords "who soon claimed and exercised all those absolute and despotic powers which the law of England bestowed upon them". The subject of land tenure is of massive relevance to this part of the world and, indeed, the year of the book's publishing (1882) was a time of great upheaval in the Highlands in terms of the "land-question" which saw agitation (rooted in the Isle of Skye) that led ultimately to the overturning of many of the "despotic powers" Wallace refers to. As a dealer based in the Isle of Skye it is also very pleasing to read Wallace's glowing description of the "sterling qualities and high character" of tenantry in this island, with particular reference to their military service.

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        Book of Common Prayer, The [and] Hymns Ancient and Modern

      1882. A Fine and Unusual Pair of Birdsall of Northampton 'Vellucent' BindingsHoused in Their Original Leather SlipcaseBIRDSALL of Northampton, binders. The Book of Common Prayer? [and] Hymns Ancient and Modern. London: George E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode [&] William Clowes and Sons, Limited, [ca. 1882]. Two sixteenmo volumes (5 5/8 x 3 7/16 inches; 143 x 87 mm.). Delicately bound ca. 1882 by Birdsall of Northampton (stamp-signed in gilt on lower front turn-ins). Each volume in a full 'vellucent' binding over beveled boards. Covers decoratively bordered in hand-painted pink and blue surrounded by gilt lines, each enclosing a decorative panel of thirty-nine hand-painted red and white flowers stamped in outline in gilt, and thirty-eight hand-painted small brown dots. Spines decoratively bordered in hand-painted blue surrounded by gilt lines. Decoratively titled in gilt within another gilt border "Common Prayer" [&] "Hymns, Ancient & Modern", gilt board-edges and gilt ruled turn-ins surrounding another hand-painted pink border. Decorative tan and gold silk-paper paste-downs and end-leaves, all edges gilt. Some very minor rubbing to the hand-painted blue border on the front cover of "Hymns". Both volumes housed in the original silk-lined buff morocco slipcase, shaped at edges and ruled in gilt. A remarkable survival. Neat ink note "M.C.S.D. April 6th. 1882" on both front blanks.Vellucent bindings are most often ascribed to Chivers of Bath - this is the first example by Birdsall of Northampton that we have ever seen.The roots of Birdsall of Northampton "stretch back to the early eighteenth century but it was in 1792 that John Lacy's Northampton bindery was acquired by William Birdsall, continuing in his family until 1961...In Birdsall's heyday, Gerring (Notes on Bookbinding, 1899) reported a staff of 250 engaged in making ladies handbags, fancy boxes, and stationary; as well as all types of bookbinding. The firm seemed always ready to experiment and careful records and samples were kept by Richard Birdsall, great-great-nephew of the founder, until he died in 1909...The firm's collection of over 3,000 finishing tools passed to the University of Toronto" (Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles II, #262, and #321).

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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.

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1882). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1882. [C.-3160.]. London, Harrison and Sons, 1882.

      1882. Sm. Folio. xi, 355 pp. Sewn, with traces of spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade. Includes communications relevant to the slave trade on the Arabian Peninsula (e.g., "Movements of Her Majesty's ships in the Red Sea"; "Active slave trade in the Hedjaz. To call upon the Porte to put it down"; "Increase of slave trade at Jeddah. To represent it to the Porte"; "Slave trade in the Hedjaz and Yemen. Note to the Porte" and off Oman ("Detention of a dhow, and her subsequent acquittal at Muscat"; "Dhow detained off Muscat. Released in Court"), as well as much material on the murder of Captain Charles J. Brownrigg, who had tried to board a slaving dhow off Zanzibar, in 1881, but had encountered unexpected resistance from the Arab crew and was killed in the ensuing battle. - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers, a good copy.

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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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