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         Ur en samlares anteckningar.

      Sthlm respektive Uppsala, 1883-86-(87). (2),116,116a-b,117-253,(1) s. Rött halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt putsade (Hedberg). Ryggen lite mörknad och med några repor. Med Johan Axel Almquists exlibris och stplr. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 32. Allt som allt tryckt i 50 exemplar och endast i denna upplaga. Med uppsatser om "Guds verk och vila", kopparsticken i "Suecia antiqua et hodierna", "Dialogus creaturarum" m.m. samt med en utgåva av Bureus "Sumlen" och andra anteckningar av denne, liksom en nyckel till J. G. Rothmans "Philolalus Parrhesiastes eller den pratsjuke fritalaren".

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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         Die deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg mit ihren

      schönsten Bauwerken und hervorragenden Monumenteni photographisch treuen Stahlstichen mit historisch topographischem Text. 2. Aufl. 1883. H. Bokelmann. Vlg. Frankfurt/M. 247 S. gr8 m. 48 Original Stahlstichen(kompl. satte Abzüge), fast fleckenlos und gestochenem Vortitel. Orig. Ln. m. Gold- und Blindprägung-2)Bild vom Vortitel (mit einem Vorblatt des Erfurther Luthervereins).

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         Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood and Company 1883 - LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI BY MARK TWAIN. JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY. 1883. HARDCOVER. EXQUISITE COPY. FIRST EDITION. 2ND STATE. THE CAPTION ON PG 443 READS "THE ST. CHARLES HOTEL". NEW END PAPERS. NO MARKS. NO BLEMISHES. CLEAN AND BRIGHT COPY. FREE SHIPPING IN USA ONLY. WE ARE SELLING AN ASSORTMENT OF MARK TWAIN BOOKS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Serious Disturbance at Canton. Houses on Shameen Burnt and Looted.

      1883 - First edition thus. Large 8vo. Original blue wrappers (frayed right edges), minor foxing to prelims, but overall still a very good copy. 17pp. Hongkong, China Mail Office, On September 10th, 1883 a riot broke out in Canton which culminated in arson and looting of a large number of foreign houses and businesses. The immediate cause of the riot was the death of a Chinese man after he was pushed off the steamer Hankow, but there had been underlying tensions for a long time between foreigners and Chinese. ?We have been induced to publish the appended information respecting the riot at Canton. on account of the fact that it has been represented to us that a complete record of the affair would be of great value. The entire contents of the pamphlet are taken from the various issues of the China Mail published since the first intimation of the riot was received.? [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         MONOGRAPHIE DE LA CATHEDRALE DE MILAN - IL DUOMO DI MILAN

      NON PRECISE 1883 - RO30111504: 34 pages de texte + 70 planches en noir et blanc. Planches : Aspect général du Dôme (de la première à la 12me planches). Détails d'en bas, à l'extérieur du dôme ( de la 13me à la 24me planche). Détail dans l'intérieur du Dôme (de la 25me à la 50me planches). Souterrains du Dôme (de la 51 à la 53me planche). Détail d'en haut à l'extérieur du Dôme (de la 54me à la 70 me planche). In-Folio Cartonné. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 720-Architecture [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The paradoxes of the highest science.

      Calcutta Central press company, Kalkutta 1883. - in englischer Sprache, Bd. 2 der Reihe "Theosophical Miscellanies", "unpublished writings of Eliphas Levi", 8°, privater Leineneinband, IV und 115 Seiten Einband fleckig, Block minimal wellig, handschr. Vermerk auf Titelei; sonst gut. Erste Auflage des Klassikers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A photographic panoramic view of Constantinople (in six panels)

      - handwritten, in pencil on back of each photograph: Panorama of Constantinople, May 4 -16, 1883; six albumen photographs forming a stunning panoramic view of Constantinople, or Istanbul in 1883; apparently looking across the Golden Horn to the Old City, with many ships visible, the minarets and mosques reaching upward, the many buildings and houses crowded together; the photographs are still in their original, UNMOUNTED state, each measuring appr. 26cm x 32cm; three of the panels very slightly yellowed, panel 6 with very slight, inoffensive residue in sky portion, overall crisp and in fine condition; for same panorama (with wrong dating) cf. Bonhams, sale April 2, 2009, lot 102; our copy seems in overall better condition; quite rare in still unmounted state; please inquire before ordering

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         Serious Disturbance at Canton Houses on Shameen Burnt and Looted 

      First edition thus. Large 8vo. Original blue wrappers (frayed right edges), minor foxing to prelims, but overall still a very good copy. 17pp. Hongkong, China Mail Office, 

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         Specimen Days & Collect - inscribed copy

      McKay, Philadelphia 1883 - First edition, later issue, with McKay imprint, has photo of Whitman and butterfly facing p. 122, terminal leaf with ad for Leaves of Grass, 374 pp., 8vo, mustard cloth gilt. VG copy with light soil, front inner hinge slightly strained, light rubbing to spine ends, pages a bit tanned, old owner's inscription in green ink (dated 1941) on flyleaf; INSCRIBED ON FLYLEAF BY WHITMAN: 'Joseph Beck from his friend Walt Whitman, Nov. 9 '89' -- looks good to us, but provenance is Ian Richardson, a sometime dealer in books from Denver, not an ABAA member, so no guarantees, but it feels right. Some prior owner has made a notation that Joseph Beck was a laborer in Camden, but we have no way of confirming that. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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         Three extraordinarily detailed manuscript volumes on the technology of silk weaving: title in Vol. I: "Ecole Municipale de Tissage et de Broderie de Lyon. Cours de Thèorie 1908-1909. Emile Poulat"; Vol. II: "École Municipale de Tissage de Lyon. Cours de Théorie 1939-1940. Yves Poulat"; and Vol. III: "École Municipale de Tissage de Lyon. Cours de Théorie 1940-1941. Yves Poulat." 285 samples of different fabrics (one seems to be missing) & 179 intricately hand-colored paper diagrams pasted-in. Hundreds of extremely detailed & finely executed diagrams & illus. in the text. Nine sheets of diagrams & illus. bound-in. Unpaginated but in excess of 1000 pages. Three vols. Thick folio (350 x 260 mm.), half-sheep & cloth sides ca. 1941, written throu

      - This is the most complex, extensive, and richly illustrated series of manuscripts on the techniques of the manufacture of silk and other textiles I have encountered (and over the last 39 years I have had many). There are 285 fabric samples tipped-in along with 179 hand-colored paper diagrams. The text is richly illustrated as well with highly and minutely detailed colored diagrams throughout. Lyons has been a textile and silk center for many centuries; in the 19th century, a large proportion of the city's population was engaged in one aspect of the textile trade or another. The École Municipale de Tissage et de Broderie was established in 1883 to offer organized instruction and training for silk workers in both the theory of weaving and the actual operation and maintenance of the machines. The Poulats, father and son, were instructors at the school and these are their highly detailed manuscript guides to weaving, kept in manuscript to preserve their secret proprietary information. What is so extraordinary about these manuscripts are the detailed instructions given for the seemingly infinite variety of structures of cloth and its ornamentation by weaving has been worked out by the Poulats on squared paper and pasted in as well as depicted in the main body of the texts. We name but a few of the fabrics depicted and analyzed: satins, sateens, brocades, backed and reversible fabrics, compound cloths, piled fabrics including chenille and velveteen, and crossed weaving. The first volume, by Emile Poulat (and numbered on the spine "III") begins with a detailed account of the art of sericulture from incubation to the cocoons and their preparation for reeling. The processing of washing and reeling is shown in the fine full-page drawing. There are several other illustrations of machinery used to prepare the silk. Wild silks are also considered. There are hundreds of diagrams of increasing complexity depicting the warp and weft designs to achieve different effects in the silk fabrics. Part II contains descriptions and diagrams along with actual silk fabric samples pasted-in for many kinds of fabrics: taffetas, satins, velours, "pékin," etc., etc. For each of the hundreds of fabrics, there is a detailed account of the materials required, techniques of weaving, etc. The final section describes the weaving machinery employed in Lyon, with numerous fine close-up drawings of various sections of the looms. There are sections on dyeing and bleaching. Vols. II (numbered "I") and III (numbered "II") again show further - nearly endless -variations in textile design and the technical requirements, with many fabric samples pasted-in. In fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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         Die betrüglichen Goldmacher am Hofe des Herzogs Julius von Braunschweig. Nach den Proceßakten.

      Wolfenbüttel Zwißler 1883 - (22 x 14 cm). 128 S. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe der Festschrift zur Hauptversammlung des Harz-Vereins für Geschichte und Altertumskunde. - Der Band behandelt u.a. den Prozess gegen den Alchemisten Philipp Sömmering und seine Genossen, die 1574 als Betrüger hingerichtet wurden. - Stempel auf Titel. Erstes und letztes Blatt gebräunt. Vorsätze erneuert. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Brüning 5789. - Selten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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         Life on the Mississippi

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883 FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, in the original deluxe binding. The first state has the illustration of Twain's head and urn in flames at page 441 and the "St. Louis" caption on p. 443. Twain's wife Livy had objected that the illustration, which came at the end of a chapter on cremation, was "morbid." In the second state the illustration is lacking. This is a very appealing copy of Twain's autobiographical narrative of his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. BAL 3411. Original three-quarter calf gilt, deluxe publisher's binding. Minimal wear. A fine copy.

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         1883 1ed/1st Printing Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain Flaming Head Classic

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1883. First Edition. - 1883 1ed/1st Printing Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain Flaming Head Classic “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi “Life on the Mississippi” is a memoir by Mark Twain, of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. It is also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the war. A true first edition, first printing of Mark Twain’s classic “Life on the Mississippi”. Featuring the deluxe publisher’s binding and boasting of more than 300 illustrations throughout, this is truly a remarkable find for any Twain collector. See below for edition points. Item number: #2122 Price: $950 TWAIN, Mark Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain Author of “The Innocents abroad,” “Roughing It,” “The Prince and the Pauper,” ETC. With more than 300 Illustrations. [Sold By Subscription Only] Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1883. First Edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [1], 624p o 316 illustrations throughout • Notes on Edition: o P.441 Present is a tail-piece depicting an urn, flames, head of Mark Twain. o P. 443 The caption reads the St. Louis Hotel First State • References: BAL 3411; Howes C 480; • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2122 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian]
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         Life on the Mississippi

      Copyright date 1883, first edition first print. True first addition with the image of tween in flames on page 441 and with the St. Louis hotel caption on page 443. Decorate antique volume is bound in cloth with decorate of black and gold inlay and lettering on the front cover and spine. Life on the Mississippi 1883 is a memoir By mark twain on his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river before the American Civil War, this antique volume shows nicely with moderate signs of age and handling which include toning. Scuffs and Edgeware. Rubbing and occasional slight soiling. There is a small crack to the rear edge of the spine. The front inner hinge is cracked and the rear is partly cracked. There is provenance information as well.

      [Bookseller: Edward Caswell]
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         Die Atomgewichte der Elemente aus den Originalzahlen neu berechnet.

      Leipzig Breitkopf & Härtel 1883 - (22 x 15 cm). X, 245 S. Broschur mit altem Material, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe. - "The significance of atomic weights in the demonstration of chemical periodicity, and the suspicion that some atomic weights were not accurate, led Meyer and Seubert to examine critically and to recalculate all atomic weights then considered important. Their study was published in 1883. All atomic weights were referred to the standard of unity for the atomic weight of hydrogen, a standard that Meyer championed. In 1903 the newly created International Commission of Atomic Weights decided to publish parallel tables based on H=1 and O=16, a practice followed for many years" (DSB). - Einband etwas fleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. - DSB 9, 347 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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         AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

      Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons 1883. - Two volumes. First Edition. Sadleir #67. With a frontis portrait in the first volume, and with the half-titles in both volumes. 8vo, rebound in leather back boards, t.e.g. by Zaehnsdorf. Bookplate in each volume, but a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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         La Poupée . exemplaire unique.

      Imprimerie de "l'Illustration",, Paris 1883 - First edition: A children's story written for the author's daughter and her doll: 'Exemplaire unique', but actually one of two recorded copies (the other in the Bibliothèque nationale). Pailleron was a prolific and successful literary figure in Paris, as co-director of the Revue des Deux mondes and author of many plays. The Bibliothèque nationale copy contains an inscription permitting the recipient (presumably the printer or editor) to print one more copy only (presumably this one). Several later editions followed, but we can find no more examples of the first. Young Marie-Louise Pailleron appears (with her brother) as the co-subject in John Singer Sargent's first dual portrait, painted in 1880 (she later recorded that she made no less than 83 sittings for it). Large quarto (320 × 242 mm), pp. 11, [3], engraved title vignette and illustrations. Paper slightly cockled throughout, title lightly duststained. Slightly later limp calf, gilt. Rubbed. [Not in Carteret.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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         La légende des sexes. Pöemes hystériques

      Imprimé spécialement pour l'auteur 1883 - - Imprimé spécialement pour l'auteur, Bruxelles 15 Avril 1883, 14,5x23cm, relié. - Edition originale imprimée, en deux tranches, sur vergé à 200 exemplaires numérotés et paraphés par l'auteur, le nôtre un exemplaire de la deuxième tranche, seul tirage après 12 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rose à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures (comportant des restaurations angulaires) conservées, coins légèrement émoussés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Bernasconi. L'ouvrage est également agrémenté d'un portrait gravé d'Edmond Haraucourt encollé sur une garde. Agréable et rare exemplaire. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Edmond Haraucourt : "A Félicien Champsaur en souvenir des hirsutes qui ne grisonnaient pas encore." Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une aquarelle originale anonyme, (attribuée à Georges Villa), sur papier vergé monté sur onglet, représentant une femme agenouillée gratifiant un homme debout d'une fellation. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition printed, in two parts, on laid to 200 copies numbered and initialed by the author, ours a copy of the second tranche, only draw after 12 Japan. Binding half morocco old rose corners, back with five nerves, golden tail date, piece of red morocco title, marble paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers (with angular restorations) preserved, corners slightly blunted, gilded head, binding signed Bernasconi. The work is also embellished with an engraved portrait of Edmond Haraucourt pasted on a guard. Nice and rare copy. Precious autograph signed by Edmond Haraucourt: "A Félicien Champsaur in memory of the shaggy that did not gray again." Our copy is enriched with an anonymous original watercolor (attributed to Georges Villa), on laid paper mounted on a tab, representing a kneeling woman gratifying a man standing a blowjob. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         The Green Ray

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London 1883 - First Printing of the First English Edition. 8vo. Mauve-grey and green pictorial cloth with gilt titles. Decorative endpapers. 312 pp. plus advertisment supplement dated September 1883 at rear. B/w illustrations. Superb condition. No inscriptions. One very light area of rubbing to the top corner of blank flyleaf page where a prev. inscription had been erased. Pages beautifully clean throughout. Pictorial binding is in near as-new condition. Beautifully clean and sound with no noticeable wear. Overall, a highly attractive first english edition of this scarce Verne title. NEAR FINE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wheeler's Bookshop]
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         China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Bd. I: Einleitender Teil. Bd. II: Das nördliche China. Bd. IV: Paläontologischer Teil.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer 1877-1883, - China. Bde. I, II und IV (von 5) in 3 Bdn. Berlin, Reimer, 1877-1883. Mit 13 gefalt. Karten, 60 (5 gefalt.) Tafeln, einer gefalt. Tabelle und zahlr. Textholzstichen. XLIV, 758; XXIV, 792; XVI, 288 S. OLwd. (Bde. I und II; berieben und bestoßen). Orig.-Brosch. (lose in etw. beriebener OLwd.-Decke). Erste Ausgabe. – Henze IV, 613. Cordier 96-97. – Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905) gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Geologen des 19. Jahrhunderts und ist Begründer der Geomorphologie. Er war sowohl in Europa als auch an der amerikanischen Westküste tätig, doch vor allem seine ausgedehnten Asien-Expeditionen verschafften ihm Ruhm und Anerkennung. "In der Erforschung Chinas hat Richthofen Unvergleichliches geschaffen" (Henze). – Insgesamt erschienen fünf Text – und zwei Atlasbände; die Bände III und V wurden postum veröffentlicht. – Titel von Bd. I gestempelt, Buchblock von Bd. IV gebrochen, alle Bde. gebräunt und gering fleckig. – Bd. IV unbeschnitten. First edition. – Five text and two atlas volumes published altogether; volumes III and V published posthumously. – Title of vol. I stamped, book-block of vol. IV broken, all volumes browned and minimally soiled. – Vol. IV untrimmed. – Original cloth (vols. I and II; rubbed and scuffed) and damaged original wrappers with loose, somewhat rubbed original cloth cover. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 9550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni Muenchen]
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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1883 - 1883 & 1884 Wisdens Rebound with Original Covers

      1883. Hi, Today I am listing a set of Wisdens , all rebound with covers from a well travelled collector. J Kingsley Havers OBE QC son of Sir William Havers. The books have been to many places , mainly Botswana but also Kenya Belize and Gibraltar which are all listed on the bookplate. The books all tend to have worn bindings (some green some blue) but lovely inside. In detail, in this lot we have two early Wisdens: 1883 and 1884 Original Wisden Rebinds, both books with covers within, bound in blue baords that are a bit worn and marked. 1883 - Very nice front cover, rear cover has some tape on it, internally very good , touch of spotting to the page block. 1884 - Has decent covers, some foxing around the title page. A nice cheap set. Strategy 1. Would split. More information and pictures available on request and happy to offer some discount if purchased with other Havers Wisdens that I am listing today.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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         La chartreuse de Parme

      Librairie L. Conquet 1883 - - Librairie L. Conquet, Paris 1883, 15,5x23,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Réimpression textuelle de l'édition originale illustrée de 32 eaux-fortes composées et gravées par V. Foulquier, un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la cuve, seul tirage après 150 Japon. Reliures en demi maroquin havane à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés, de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux et végétaux dorés, dates et lieux dorés en queue, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées, couvertures conservées, reliures signées de Allô. Ex-libris encollé en tête d'un contreplat. Beaux exemplaires agréablement établis. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Textual reprint of the original illustrated edition of 32 etchings composed and engraved by V. Foulquier, one of 350 numbered copies on vellum vat, the only print after 150 Japan. Bindings in half morocco havana with corners, back with five nerves set with golden dots, double gilded boxes decorated with floral and gilded plants, dates and places gilded tail, frames of gilt fillets on the plates of marbled paper, guards and contreplats handmade paper, golden heads, preserved covers, signed bindings of Allô. Beautiful examples pleasantly established. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Tropical Trials – A Hand-book for Women in the Tropics

      London W. H. Allen & Co 1883 - First edition. The book is reasonably firmly bound in the publisher's green cloth, which is slightly rubbed and bumped, with darkening and minor marks to the spine. The text block is slightly foxed and toned with some cracking at points, also small stains to a few pages. An uncommon title and quite unusual in focusing upon the roles played by women in the further flung corners of the British empire. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: J and M Books Limited]
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         La chartreuse de Parme

      Textual reprint of the original illustrated edition of 32 etchings composed and engraved by V. Foulquier, one of 350 numbered copies on vellum vat, the only print after 150 Japan.Bindings in half morocco havana with corners, back with five nerves set with golden dots, double gilded boxes decorated with floral and gilded plants, dates and places gilded tail, frames of gilt fillets on the plates of marbled paper, guards and contreplats handmade paper, golden heads, preserved covers, signed bindings of Allô.Beautiful examples pleasantly established. Librairie L. Conquet Paris 1883 15,5x23,5cm 2 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Rhyme? And Reason?

      Macmillan, London., 1883. First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 214. Sixty-five illustrations, many full-page, by Arthur B. Frost and nine by Henry Holiday. Original light green pictorial cloth gilt. Poems, including ''The Hunting of the Snark''.Contemporary (1864) ownership signature on verso of front free endpaper. Very good indeed. Unusually bright.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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         AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY JEFFERSON DAVIS [ALS]

      One piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6", with letter signed by Jefferson Davis. Dated the 30th of April, 1883, it is addressed to Robert Lee Stevens. Attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". On the recto is a small piece of paper, measuring approximately 1/2" x 2 1/2", with the autograph of Truman Smith, U.S.S. One piece of paper, one measuring approximately 9" x 6", with an autograph letter signed by Jefferson Davis. Dated the 30th of April, 1883, it is addressed to a Robert Lee Stevens. It is attached to a larger piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". On the recto is a small piece of paper, measuring approximately 1/2" x 2 1/2", with the autograph of Truman Smith, U. S. S. Shelved DI autograph folder. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1883 - 1883 Wisden - Rebind with Covers

      1883. Hi, This lot is an 1883 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 20th edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Good to Very Good Condition The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine and also Gerald Brodribb to the front. The covers are very nice and tall, there is some darkness to the front cover and a small loss to the corner, the rear cover is not as good as it is worn with loss to the edges. The final couple of pages have small losses to the corners. No trimming to report, these are very tall books. There is some foxing to the first and last couple of pages but after that the pages are nice clean white pages.

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         The Malay Archipelago. The Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature. [Eighth Edition]. UNUSUALLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY WANTING ONE PLATE

      Macmillan, 1883. 8vo., Eighth Edition, WANTING FRONTISPIECE (original tissue guard present), with engraved title-vignette, 7 plates, very numerous illustrations and 8 maps (a number full-page) in the text, folding coloured map and folding map coloured in outline (maps vey lightly spotted, mainly on blank margins); original green cloth, upper board framed in black and blocked in gilt, gilt back, chocolate endpapers, expertly recased, a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its bookplate on front paste-down, small stamp on title, and neat stamp in a few blank margins of text. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at end BUT TRAGICALLY WANTING THE FRONTISPIECE 'ORANG-UTAN ATTACKED BY DYAKS'. The most celebrated work, dedicated appropriately to Darwin, by the co-discoverer of the process of evolution through natural selection. The eighth edition is based on the revised third edition of 1872. His well-known appendix on the crania and the languages of man in the archipelago includes a glossary of one hundred and seventeen words in thirty-three languages of the region. A LOVELY COPY OF A KEY WORK IN THE LITERATURE OF EVOLUTION. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

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         Voyage de la Vega autour de l'Asie et de l'Europe accompagné d'un résumé des voyages précédemment effectués le long des côtes septentrionales de l'ancien continent. Ouvrage traduit du Suédois avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par MM. Charles Rabot et Charles Lallemand.

      Paris, Hachette, 1883-1885, 2 vol. gd in 8°, de 2ff. IV-48pp., ill. de 2 portr. 3 cartes in t., 9 cartes dépliantes (la dernière en 3 ff.), 164 gravures sur bois in t., et 2ff.-478pp., ill. d'un portrait, 5 cartes in t., 1 carte dépl., 128 gravures sur bois in t., demi-chagrin brun éditeur à coins, dos orné, t. dorées (Ch. Magnier rel.). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale de la traduction française. Nordenskiöld, à bord d'un baleinier de 45 mètres, fut le premier à faire le voyage complet de l'Atlantique au Pacifique en franchissant le passage du Nord-Est dans l'océan arctique. Quittant la Norvège en Juin 1878, et après un hivernage près du détroit de Bering, il atteignit la péninsule du Kamchatka à l'été 1879 et rentra en Europe via le Japon, l'Océan Indien et le Canal de Suez. ¶ Chadenat, 647.

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         Nights with Uncle Remus

      James R. Osgood and Company 1883 - Boston, 1883. 8vo, publisher's illustrated grey cloth, 416 pp. First edition. A bright, near fine copy with fine contents and a few normal signs of wear: some rubbing and slight fraying to tips of boards and heel of spine, faint contemporary inscription to front free endpaper with a few tiny foxing marks, first few leaves creased at corner section (about a half inch) with one tiny chip to preliminary page (less than 1/16th of an inch). Remains bright and attractive. Harris's second volume of Uncle Remus tales, published three years after Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings. A very nice copy. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. BAL 7109 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Geoffrey Chaucers Werke 3 Bände,übersetzt von Adolf von Düring

      Grübner Straßburg 1883 - 1886 kartoniert Seiten Format 14*19 altersbedingt guter Zustand, Seiten altersgemäß vergilbt Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utang and the Bird of Paradise a Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature.

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1883 - 8vo. 8th edition, based on the revised 3rd edition of 1872. xvi, 653, [2] pp. In the publisher's green, patterned-sand grain cloth, ink- and gilt-stamped to spine and front board. With 51 wood engravings (8 full-page) and 10 maps (2 folding and coloured) as called for. Many gatherings unopened. Wallace's most successful book, chronicling his scientific exploration (1854-1862) of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago including Malaysia, Singapore, the islands of Indonesia and the island of New Guinea. In all he travelled over 14,000 miles and collected 125,660 specimens. The book is dedicated to Charles Darwin, but Wallace explains in the preface that he has chosen to avoid discussing the evolutionary implications of his discoveries. In tight and bright condition, spine ends and corners minimally bumped. Front pastedown with the bookplate of Charles John Irving. C.M.G. the noted expert on native affairs on the Malay Peninsular. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Nights with Uncle Remus

      James R. Osgood and Company. Hardcover. Boston, 1883. 8vo, publisher's illustrated grey cloth, 416 pp. First edition. A bright, near fine copy with fine contents and a few normal signs of wear: some rubbing and slight fraying to tips of boards and heel of spine, faint contemporary inscription to front free endpaper with a few tiny foxing marks, first few leaves creased at corner section (about a half inch) with one tiny chip to preliminary page (less than 1/16th of an inch). Remains bright and attractive. Harris's second volume of Uncle Remus tales, published three years after Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings. A very nice copy. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. BAL 7109 . Fine. 1883. First Edition.

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         Our Corner [Vols. 1-8]

      Freethought Publishing Company 1883-1886, London - Sizeable collection of this early proto-Fabian publication, edited by the notable socialist and women's rights activist Annie Besant (1847-1933). Contents include serialized biographies and novels, poetry, puzzles (both word and picture), and a "Young Folks Corner." Among the columns featured in each issue is the "Peeps through a Microscope." Besant worked closely with the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board in India, and her interest in Indian and Hindu culture is apparent from the very earliest issues of this journal. Eight volumes; octavos (21.25cm.); uniformly bound in publisher's green pebble-grained cloth, gilt-lettered spines; illus. throughout. Uniform light shelf wear, some spotting to text, one quire loose but present mid-Vol. 5, else a Very Good and sound set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stamboul. Moeurs et Costumes

      Paris: Canson, 1883. Folio. (24 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Letterpress title printed in red and black, letterpress introduction leaf and letterpress list of plates. Tinted lithographic frontispiece printed by Lemercier of Paris, 28 chromolithographic plates, trimmed to the edge of the image and mounted on thick paper with imprints, as issued, all by Lemercier of Paris after Preziosi. Bound to style in full period brown morocco, covers elaborately bordered in gilt, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt edgesLively lithographs by one of the best known of the artists living and working in Istanbul in the mid-19th century: one of 500 numbered copies.The son of Count Gio Francois Preziosi of Malta, Amadeo initially studied the law before turning to painting. After studying under Giuseppe Hyzler, Perziosi subsequently completed his art education at the Paris Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to Constantinople in 1842, fell in love with the city, and was able to make a living painting the places and people that surrounded him. It is noted in the Atabey catalogue that "Preziosi was well-known .... His studio is mentioned in Murray's guidebooks for 1854 and 1871. By that time he had become an institution in the city... He produced views of the city, and genre and costume drawings" ( The Ottoman World p.535).His paintings sold well to both the affluent local and the Grand Tourist, and his reputation was such that also served as a court painter to Sultan Abdul Hamid II.With his published work, Preziosi was offered the opportunity to share his love of his adopted home city with a wider public: he here offers a catalogue of daily life in the city; an aide-memoire and a momento. The work offers a real cross-section of humanity, ranging from a street performance by a family of gypsies and their bear, to street vendors, to established shopkeepers of various kinds, to military and religious figures, to high-class Turkish ladies, to a powerful eunuch of the Sultan's seraglio. But behind the main figures, can be glimpsed locations and small incidents that are what gives the city its unique quality: from the Süleymaniye Mosque to the Bosphorus, from the shops in the alley-ways, the coffee houses, to the courtyard of the sultan.First published in 1858, the present re-issue, limited to 500 numbered copies, was published under the direction of the Encyclopédie des Arts Décoratifs de L'Orient.Colas 2423; Blackmer 1353 (1865 edition); Atabey 999 (1861 edition).

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