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        Atlas to Accompany a Monograph on the Geology and Mining Industry of Leadville, Colorado

      1883. Hardbound. VG- contents but with ex-lib. book plate inside front cover, a number stamp in ink to the very bottom of each page, toning from old (removed) tape to edges of first few pages. Top of spine has torn 1" on both edges.. Full brown library cloth with gilt lettering. With 31 lithographed maps, sections & profiles, most in color, 12 double-page. 20 1/4x16 1/4, folio sized. Vibrant colors on the colored maps. Some very old conservation has been done to the edges of the title page with tissue paper.

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        Deutsche Pomologie. Birnen. Zweite Folge.

      Berlin, Parey 1883 - 23 x 16 cm, 50 ganzs. farb. Litho. nebst beschreibendem Text, Or. - Ln. Chromolithographische Abbildung, Beschreibung und Kulturanweisung der empfehlenswerthesten Sorten: Aepfel, Birnen, Kirschen, Pflaumen, Aricosen, Pfirsiche und Weintrauben.

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        Sixe Jdillia. Six small, or petty poems, or aeglogues, chosen out of the right famous Sicilian poet Theocritus, and translated into English verse.

      Small 4to. Oxford: H. Daniel, 1883. Small 4to., (8), 39, (1)pp. With a frontispiece, and initials printed in red. Original vellum over stiff boards, gilt decorated on the front cover with horizontal fillets with the title in between. Printed on Dutch handmade paper. A largely unopened copy with some darkening to covers and light wear to the crown of the backstrip. One of 100 copies. Daniel made a careful reprint of an Elizabethan English translation of Idyls 8, 11, 16, 18, 21 and 31 of Theocritus?s descriptions of pastoral life in Sicily, originally composed for the sophisticated readers of Alexandria. This Daniel Press book is significant for several reasons: 1) it contains the first illustration -- a delicate etching by Alfred Parsons, which serves as the book?s frontispiece; 2) it was the first book printed on an adequate press (after the experimental phase was ended); 3) it was the first quarto format; 4) it was the first book to employ the artistic use of small ornaments; 5) it was the first priced book (12s.); 6) it was the first book for which a prospectus was issued. According to the bibliography, Mrs. Daniel miniated the capitals with white on a red ground; in this copy there are decorated initials in red on blank spaces left for that purpose. Madan 6.

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        Pièce autographe signée sur les Contes de la Bécasse

      - Pièce autographe signé, adressé aux éditeurs Rouveyre et Blond. 98 rue de Richelieu Paris, 7 septembre 1883; 2 pages oblongue in-8. Billet à ordre sur papier filigrane timbré et tamponné, de la main de Maupassant et signé deux fois au recto et verso, avec mention manuscrite au crayon bleu « de Bécasse » Maupassant demande un règlement de 500 f à ses éditeurs suite à la sortie des « Contes de la Bécasse » : «Au dix février prochain, veuillez payer contre ce mandat à l’ordre de moi-même la somme de cinq cents francs, valeur en compte. A Messieurs Ed. Rouveyre et G. Blond éditeurs 98 rue de Richelieu Paris » Le 20 mars 1883 Maupassant signe avec les éditeurs Rouveyre et Blond un contrat de 9 années garantissant un premier tirage de 2000 exemplaires des Contes de la Bécasse, Maupassant gagnant 50 centimes par exemplaire jusqu’à 3000 vendus, puis 1 franc au-delà. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        1. Ausstellung des Ob. oest. [Oberoesterreichischen] Schutz-Vereines für Jagd u. Fischerei 1883.

      (Linz ); 1883 - Einzige Ausgabe. ca 48x32 cm; Mappe mit 14 auf starken Karton montierten Original-Fotogafien; Halbleder-Mappe d. Zt. mit 6 Bänder (Kapitale stärker bestoßen, Rücken berieben Innenseiten des Deckels etwas stockfleckig, Stempel auf Vorsatz) Die Fotos zeigen die Ausstellungsflächen folgender Personen: Fürst Schaumburg-Lippe; Herzog Ernst von Sachsen; Graf Franz Lamberg; Erzherzog Carl Salvator; Kaiser Franz Josef I.; Fhr Llevellyn und Arthur Kast; Herzog von Cumberland; Dr. Moritz Berthold; Fürst Camillo Starhemberg; Moritz Löwenfeld; Dr. Dürnberger; Graf Arthur Sprinzenstein; Dr. A. Bancalari; M. Burgholzer; Carl Stendel; August Straßer; Carl Maurer; Josef Leebner; Graf Conrad Ungnad Weißenwolff; sowie eine Ansicht des Ausstellungsteils des Oberösterreichischen Fischerei-Vereins. Die Fotografien stammen von F. Vismann, Linz. Wichtiges Kulturgeschichtliches Dokument in früher Fotographie. Von großer Seltenheit! Kein Exemplar in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, das Exemplar der oberösterreichischen Landesbibliothek besitzt nur 13 Tafeln! 0,000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La légende des sexes. Poemes hystériques

       [Paris], Imprimé a Bruxelles [Nevers] pour l`auteur (1883). 8°. 147 S., 1 Bl. Ln. unter Verwendung der Orig.-BroschurVicaire IV, 27f - Seltene erste Ausgabe. Mit eh. Numerierung und Widmung des Autors verso Titel. \"à Attila [...] souvenir symphathiqe Edmond Haraucourt\" - Eines von 212 Expl. E. Haraucourt (1857-1941). - «Ce livre est l`épopée du bas-ventre. La Légende des sexes n`est point une parodie, elle est un complément : le complément d`une oeuvre gigantesque et lumineuse, mais incomplète à notre sens. Prenant l`être, Victor Hugo le regarda sous trois faces et crut l`avoir vu tout entier». (Vorw.). Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur, Erotica, Widmungsexemplare

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        Die Cavallerie Deutschland\'s. 24 colorirte Abbildungen der verschiedenen Deutschen Cavallerie-Regimenter, ihre Uniform und Ausrüstung (sowie die Abzeichen),

      Steglitz bei Berlin. C.J. Schindler. 1883. 2 Bll, 24 Farblithotafeln in Leder-Mappe mit Goldprägung. Blattgröße 27,5x35 cm. Mappe an den Kanten min. berieben und etw. wasserwellig. Die dekorativen Tafeln sehr gut erhalten Der Mappe liegt ein Schreiben (ohne Original-Signatur) an Schindler von Gr. Moltke Feldmarschall von 1882 bei, in dem er 1 Exemplar \"subscribirt\", nachdem er Probeblätter des Werkes erhalten hatte. Sehr selten. Derzeit im Handel und National-Bibliotheken (!!) weltweit nicht nachweisbar. Fotos gerne per email auf Anfrage Versand D: 6,50 EUR

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        ALERIEL; OR, A VOYAGE TO OTHER WORLDS. A TALE ...

      London: Wyman & Sons,. 1883. original blue cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, gray coated endpapers.. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, several faint spots. to cloth, foxing to several preliminary and terminal leaves, a tight,. very good copy. (#151768). First edition. The first of Lach-Szyrma's three works of interplanetary fiction, this being a revised and expanded version of his A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, published in London by James Parker & Co. in 1874. "The first two parts deal with communication with a Venusian who has spent some time incognito on Earth and a description of a utopian civilization on Venus obtained through a vision ... The third and fourth parts describe the adventures of some Venusians as they explore a civilized Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and some of their satellites." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 131. Later adventures of the Venusians are detailed in "Letters from the Planets," a series of nine stories by Lach-Szyrma published anonymously in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE from 1887 to 1893, and his novel, UNDER OTHER CONDITIONS, published in London by Adam and Charles Black in 1892. "The general point of this and the succeeding stories is acceptance, on a religious basis, of the plurality of worlds and the omnipresence of humanoid life." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1261. "These rather preachy stories concentrate on sightseeing and ethics, but fair-mindedly stress that other planetary conditions may lead to other customs. Lach-Szyrma could be considered a minor forerunner to C. S. Lewis." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [684]. "Clearly influenced Wells." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Locke, Voyages in Space 120. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 108. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 69. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08512.

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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). Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 25% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1949,95 EUR.

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        Handbuch der Architektur.. 52 Bde. u. 4 Supplementbde., u. 1 Registerband..

      Stuttgart, Arnold Bergsträsser, 1883-1911, 1931 4°, je ca. 350 S., unzähl. Abb., einige wenige farbig u. einige Falttafeln., HLdr. d. Zeit, Einzelne Rücken m. kl. Fehlstellen, Bibl.-schild a. Rücken, berieben, ein Rücken lose teilw. Abspleissungen. INNEN: Bibl.-Stempel a. Vors., u. Titelbl., gebrauchspurig, im Gelenk teilw. etwas locker, einige Blätter etwas stockfleckig. 1 Bd. durchgehend wasserrändig. 1 Buchblock lose. Bd. I. Theil 3.: 1.) m. 13 fehlenden Blättern - insgesamt brauchbares Exemplar. Mischauflagen. I. Theil: Allgemeine Hochbaukunde. 1. Band: Die Technik der wichtigeren Baustoffe / 2.: Die Bauformenlehre / 3.: Die Formenlehre des Ornaments / 4.: Die Keramik in der Baukunst / 5.: Die Bauführung; II. Theil: Die Baustile. Historische und technische Entwicklung. 1. Bd.: Die Baukunst der Griechen / 2.: Die Baukunst der Etrusker. Die Baukunst der Römer / 3.: 1. Hälfte: Die Ausgänge der classischen Baukunst (Christlicher Kirchenbau). Die Fortsetzung der classischen Baukunst im oströmischen Reiche (Byzantinische Baukunst); 2. Hälfte: Die Baukunst des Islam ( / 4.: Die romanische und gothische Baukunst; 1. Heft: Die Kriegsbaukunst; 2. Heft: Der Wohnbau; 3. Heft: Der Kirchenbau; 4. Heft: Einzelheiten des Kirchenbaus / 5. Bd.: Die Baukunst der Renaissance in Italien / 6. Bd.: Die Baukunst der Renaissance in Frankreich; 1. Heft: Historische Darstellung der Entwicklung des Baustils; 2. Heft: Struktive und ästhetische Stilrichtungen. Kirchliche Baukunst. / 7. Bd: Die Baukunst der Renaissance in Deutschland. Holland. Belgien und Dänemark; III. Theil: Die Hochbau-Constructionen. 1. Bd: Constructions-Elemente in Stein. Constructions-Elemente in Holz. Constructions-Elemente in Eisen. Fundamente. / 2. Bd.: Raumbegrenzende Konstruktionen; 1. Heft: Wände und Wandöffnungen u. 2. Heft: Einfriedungen. Brüstungen und Geländer. Balcone. Altane und Erker. Gesimse.; 3. Heft: Balkendecken. Gewölbte Decken. Verglaste Decken und Deckenlichter. Sonstige Decken- Constructionen; 4. Heft: Dächer im allgemeinen. Dachformen. Dachstuhl-Constructionen; 5. Heft: Dachdeckungen. Verglaste Dächer und Dachlichter. Massive Steindächer. Nebenanlagen der Dächer. / 3. Bd: 1. Heft: Erhellung der Räume mittelst Sonnenlicht. enster und Thüren und andere bewegliche Wandverschlüsse.; 2. Heft: nlagen zur Vermittlung des Verkehrs in den Gebäuden: Treppen und Rampen. prachrohre. Haus- und Zimmertelegraphen.; Heft 3: Ausbildung der Fußboden-. Wand- und Deckenflächen / 4. Band: Anlagen zur Versorgung der Gebäude mit Licht und Luft. Wärme und Wasser. Versorgung der Gebäude mit Sonnenlicht und Sonnenwärme. Künstliche Beleuchtung der Räume. Hermann Fischer: Heizung und Lüftung der Räume. Wasserversorgung der Gebäude. / 5. Band: Koch-. Spül-. Wasch- und Bade-Einrichtungen; 1. Heft: Einrichtungen für Koch- und Wärmzwecke. Warmwasserbereitung und für Heizung vom Küchenherd aus; 2. Heft: Koch-. Spül. Wasch- und Bade-Einrichtungen. Entwässerung und Reinigung der Gebäude. Ableitung des Haus-. Dach-. und Hofwassers. Aborte und Pissoirs. Entfernung der Fäcalstoffe aus den Gebäuden. / 6. Bd: Sicherungen gegen Einbruch. Anlagen zur Erzielung einer guten Akustik. Glockenstühle. Sicherungen gegen Feuer. Blitzschlag. Bodensenkungen und Erderschütterungen. Stützmauern. Terrassen. Freitreppen und Rampen-Anlagen. Behandlung der Trottoire und Hofflächen. Vordächer. Besondere Constructionen der Eisbehälter.; IV. Theil: Entwerfen. Anlage und Einrichtung der Gebäude; 1. Halbband: Die architektonische Composition (...). / 2. Halbband: Gebäude für die Zwecke des Wohnens. des Handels und Verkehrs; 1. Heft: Wohnhäuser. / 2. Heft: Geschäfts- und Kaufhäuser. Warenhäuser und Messpaläste. Passagen oder Galerien. Gebäude für Banken und andere Geldinstitute. Börsengebäude. / 3. Heft: Gebäude für den Post-. Telegraphen- und Fernsprechdienst. / 4. Heft: Empfangsgebäude der Bahnhöfe und Bahnsteigüberdachungen (Bahnsteigehallen und -dächer); / FEHLEND: 5. Heft: Fabrikbauten (erst ab 1920 erschienen) / 6a. Heft (1931): Kleingaragen. Hallengaragen. 6b.: Grosse Garagen / 3. Halbband: Gebäude für landwirthschaftliche und Approvifionirungs-Zwecke.; Landwirthschaftliche Gebäude und verwandte Anlagen. / . Halbband: Gebäude für Erholungs-. Beherbergungs- und Vereinszwecke. / 5. Halbband: Gebäude für Heil- und sonstige Wohlfahrts-Anstalten; 1. Heft: Krankenhäuser. / 2. Heft: Verschiedene Heil- und Pflegeanstalten. / Versorgungs-. Pflege- und Zufluchtshäuser. / 3. Heft: Bade- und Schwimm-Anstalten; / 4. Heft: Wasch- und Desinfektionsanstalten. / 6. Halbband: Gebäude für Erziehung. Wissenschaft und Kunst; 1. Heft: Niedere und Höhere Schulen. / 2. Heft: Hochschulen und zugehörige und verwandte wissenschaftliche Institute. / 3. Heft: Künstlerakademien und Kunstgewerbeschulen. Konzerthäuser und Saalbauten; / 4. Heft: Gebäude für Sammlungen und Ausstellungen. / 5. Heft: Theater. / 6. Heft: Zirkus und Hippodromgebäude. / 7. Halbband: Gebäude für Verwaltung. Rechtspflege und Gesetzgebung. Militärbauten. / 8. Halbband: Kirchen. Denkmäler und Bestattungsanlagen; Heft 1: Kirchen; / Heft 2a: Denkmäler. / Heft 2b: Denkmäler. / Heft 3: Bestattungsanlagen. / 9. Halbband: Der Städtebau. / 10. Halbband: Die Garten-Architektur. / Supplementbücher Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Architektur. Nummer 1-13. Heft 1: Die Gasofen-Heizung für Schulen.; Heft 2: Verglaste Decken und Deckenlichter.; Heft 3: Über die praktische Ausbildung der Studirenden während der Studienzeit.; Heft 4: Hochschulen.; Heft 5: Heizung. Lüchtung und Beleuchtung der Theater und sonstige Versammlungssäle.; Heft 6: Die Architektur socialer Wohlfahrts-Anstalten.; Heft 7: Naturwissenschaftliche Institute der Hochschulen und verwandte Anlagen.; Heft 8: Volkschulhäuser in Schweden. Norwegen. Dänemark und Finnland.; Heft 9: Die Sprache des Ornaments.; Heft 10: Entwässerungsanlagen amerikanischer Gebäude.; Heft 11: Das städtische Schwimmbad zu Frankfurt am Main.; Heft 12: Die Volksschulhäuser in Österreich-Ungarn. Bosnien und der Hercegovina; Heft 13: Die Volksschulhäuser in Frankreich. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Allgemein

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        Treasure Island.

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1883. Octavo. Original grey-green cloth, gilt lettered spine, black coated endpapers. Housed in a custom made brown cloth, fleece-lined solander box. Frontispiece map (tissue guard present) with captions printed in red, brown and blue. With the visiting card of the American banker Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951) laid-in. Spine toned and a little rolled, a few old splash marks to front cover, inner joints superficially split but quite sound, scattered light foxing, head of a handful of leaves lightly creased. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, with the following points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "8" dropped from the pagination on page 83; the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop not present following "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; with "worse" in line 3, page 197; the adverts dated 5-R 1083. Originally written as a pendant to the now-famous treasure map the author had drawn to entertain his young stepson "on a rainy day in the Scottish Highlands" (Grolier), Treasure Highland was serialised in Young Folks magazine from October 1881 to January 1882 under the pseudonym "Captain George North". It was only with the appearance of this first edition, however, that it received any kind of critical attention, indeed, "was immediately hailed by critics as a classic".

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        Berlin. Die deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg mit ihren schönsten Bauwerken und hervorragenden Monumenten. Eine malerische Wanderung in Buch und Bild für Einheimische und Fremde. Zweite Auflage. 4 Bl., 247 S. Mit gest. Titel und 47 Stahlstichtafeln. Gr.-4°. Orig.-Leinenbd mit reicher ornamentaler Prägung in Gold und Schwarz.

      Frankfurt/M., H. Bokelmann, 1883. - Repräsentativer und dekorativer Führer durch die Geschichte und Gegenwart Berlins und Potsdams mit „photographisch treu ausgeführten Originalstahlstichen". Darunter ist eine Stadtansicht aus der Vogelperspektive, Ansichten vom Schloß, Zeughaus, Altem Museum, Gendarmenmarkt, Schloßbrücke, Universität, Brandenburger Tor, Opernhaus, Hedwigskirche, Zoologischer Garten, Kronprinzenpalais, Rotem Rathaus etc., auch von der Synagoge in der Oranienburger Straße, Industriebauten (Borsig), die Schlösser Charlottenburg, Tegel, Potsdam und anderes. Mit dem Vorblatt des Erfurter Lutherdenkmal-Vereins über die Spenden für diesen Zweck aus dem Verkauf des Buches. – Nur vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Sonst schönes außerordentlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar des bekanntesten Berliner Ansichtenwerkes des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts. – Vgl. Berlin-Bibl. I 53.

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        L´ombrelle - Le gant - Le manchon.

      Paris, A. Quantin, 1883 4°, IV, 138 S., zahlr. Textabb. (Lithogr.), Prachtsband: Privat-Ldr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Deckel, Rücken u. Vors.-Zierleiste m. floralen Ornamenten und seidigen Vorsätzen (Rückseite aus Marmorpapier) m. 5 Zierbünden (Orginalumschlag und Rücken beigebunden). Steh- u. Buchkanten ebenfalls mit 2 Filetten versehen, Kopfgoldschnitt, Lesebändchen., Min. berieben, selten einzelne, minime Fingerflecken, einzelne minime Stockflecklein, sonst tadell. Text frz. (= Ornements de la femme). Mit ausführlicher Widmung des Autors an George Beach de Forest auf erstem Vakatbl.: «à M. George Beach de Forest. avec une sincère admiration pour son Bongoût et pour la diliceuse ordonnance de la Bibliothèque. Je signe ce volume comme un tèmoignage de franche sympathie pour le collègue co-Bibliophile. Octave Uzanne. New York 26. 10. 1893.» Nummeriertes Exemplar. Nr. 49/100. Auf Japanpapier. Aussergewöhnlich schönes Exemplar aus der legendären Buchbinderwerkstätte von Jules Domont (1847-1931). im hinteren Deckel gestempelt. Inhalt: L´ombrelle. Le parasol - La parapluie; Le gant. La mitaine; Le manchon. La fourrure; Appendice. O. Uzanne (1851-1931). französischer Schriftsteller. Bibliophiler und Verleger kostbarer Bücher. Ein Pionier der Anwendung neuer Technologien. etwa des Farbdrucks. verabscheute er dennoch die Massenproduktion und die damit einhergehende Demokratisierung des Buchs. Nach Silverman kommt Uzanne eine paradoxe Stellung zu: Einerseits snobistischer. reaktionärer Dandy mit einer Vorliebe für vergessene Autoren des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. andererseits ein Neuerer der Buchkunst und der Bibliophilie. der sich gegen die alte Garde der nur antiquarisch sammelnden. meist aristokratischen Bücherfreunde wandte. die in der Société des Bibliophiles François organisiert waren. Édouard-Henri Avril (1843 -1928). französischer Maler und Grafiker. Unter dem Namen Paul Avril wurde er als Illustrator erotischer bis pornografischer Romane sehr bekannt. Paul Avril hat Gustave Flauberts «Salammbô». Théophile Gautiers «Le Roi Caundale». John Clelands «Fanny Hill». Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrays «Abenteuer des Chevalier de Faublas». Mario Uchards «Mon Oncle Barbassou (Betrachtungen über die Liebe im Harem)». Jules Michelets «Die Frau». Hector Frances «Musk. Hashish and Blood». die Novellensammlungen des Pietro Aretino und den lesbischen Roman «Gamiani». der verschiedene Väter haben soll. illustriert. Als sein Hauptwerk gelten die Zeichnungen zu «De Figuris Veneris» des deutschen Gelehrten Friedrich Karl Forberg. Von Avrils jugendfreien Werken wären noch zu nennen die Illustrationen zu einigen Büchern von Octave Uzanne. darunter dessen Betrachtungen zum Damenhandschuh und zum Muff. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Bibliophile Ausgaben Mode Kulturgeschichte Kunstgewerbe - allgemein

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        McKenney's 8-County Directory of Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, Yolo, Solano, and Marin Counties, Giving Name, Occupation, and Residence of All Adult Persons in the Cities and Towns, Together with the Names of Farmers, Stock Raisers, Millmen, Fruit Growers, and Wine Manufacturers, with Their Post-Office Addresses and the Number of Acres Owned By Each.1884-5

      L. M. McKenney & Co., San Francisco and Oakland 1883 - 704 pages (numbered i-xxxii, 32-704, beginning with the front cover and ending with the back cover). 17,000 names, according to the title page. A rare directory of Northern California, with informational introductions to each county and many ads. The first Humboldt County directory. Rocq, California Local History, 2043 (etc.), for the 1885 edition. First edition (first printing). This copy includes 6 inserted leaves: one for A. L. Bancroft gloss color printing; a color image of a drive-through redwood in Mendocino County; a two-color, 4-page ad for Heald's Business College; an ad for Fireman's Fund (on pink paper); an ad for Pacific Business College (on blue paper); and an ad for Winchester and Pew, printers (on salmon-colored paper).Front board detached and held on with transparent tape; ad leaf vii/viii missing; several other ad leaves detached, otherwise complete. Some pages stained, but not affecting legibility. Only one copy, rebound and therefore lacking four numbered pages (the covers, inside and out), has appeared at auction since 1975, but it failed to sell. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        McKenney's 8-County Directory of Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, Yolo, Solano, and Marin Counties, Giving Name, Occupation, and Residence of All Adult Persons in the Cities and Towns, Together with the Names of Farmers, Stock Raisers, Millmen, Fruit Growers, and Wine Manufacturers, with Their Post-Office Addresses and the Number of Acres Owned By Each...1884-5

      San Francisco and Oakland: L. M. McKenney & Co., 1883. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. 704 pages (numbered i-xxxii, 32-704, beginning with the front cover and ending with the back cover). 17,000 names, according to the title page. A rare directory of Northern California, with informational introductions to each county and many ads. The first Humboldt County directory. Rocq, California Local History, 2043 (etc.), for the 1885 edition. First edition (first printing). This copy includes 6 inserted leaves: one for A. L. Bancroft gloss color printing; a color image of a drive-through redwood in Mendocino County; a two-color, 4-page ad for Heald's Business College; an ad for Fireman's Fund (on pink paper); an ad for Pacific Business College (on blue paper); and an ad for Winchester and Pew, printers (on salmon-colored paper).Front board detached and held on with transparent tape; ad leaf vii/viii missing; several other ad leaves detached, otherwise complete. Some pages stained, but not affecting legibility. Only one copy, rebound and therefore lacking four numbered pages (the covers, inside and out), has appeared at auction since 1975, but it failed to sell.

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Graz, September 1883. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Notenzeile unterlegt mit Text aus Lohengrin, II. Akt: "Ich kann nicht fort hieher bin ich gebannt!". - Die Schülerin am Konservatorium in Wien debütierte 1867 am Stadttheater von Olmütz und erhielt im folgenden Jahr ein Engagement als erste Altistin an der Berliner Hofoper (bis 1886). Sie gab mehrere Gastspiele in London und Wien. Als bekannte Wagner-Interpretin wirkte sie bei den Uraufführungen der Götterdämmerung (1876) und des Parsifal (1882) in Bayreuth mit.

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        Social Problems

      Henry George & Co 1883 - Henry George & Co, New York 1883. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1883 with no additional printings. Cloth boards. Rare Book. Signed by Henry George to famous sculptor, Johnathan Scott Hartley. Signed by the author in 1895, two years before he died. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear, age toning. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Neue Universum. Die interessantesten Erfindungen und Entdeckungen auf allen Gebieten. [Band 4].

      Stuttgart Verlag W Spemann (); 1883 - EA; ca 24x16 cm; (4) 310 (6) Seiten mit 1 farbig lith. Frontispiz und 169 Textholzstichen; illustr. Originalhalbleinwandeinband (Einband minimalst fleckig, das transparente Deckblatt fr das Titelbild stockfleckig, dadurch auch in geringem Umfange das Titelblatt und das Titelbild ganz leicht stockfleckig; sonst von ungew"hnlich guter Erhaltung) Enth„lt den Erstdruck von Karl May: Ein Oelbrand. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ARCTIC OIL WORKS SAN FRANCISCO. CAL

      1883. Very good. "Edward Bosqui was born in 1833 in Montreal, of French descent. When he was about seventeen years old he decided to go to California. He went by way of Panama, where like a good many others who headed for the Gold Rush in those days, he became stranded. He worked his way up through Mexico, a hazardous trip, but young Bosqui survived the many hardships....He arrived in San Francisco in the latter part of 1850, and his first job was as cashier of the first bank to be established there. Afterwards he served as General Fremont's secretary. He first went into the printing business in 1859 at Clay and Leidesdorff Streets and stayed at that location for thirty-nine years. Bosqui did bookbinding as well as printing and lithography....He printed the EVENING BULLETIN in the early days of its existence, and did a great deal of commercial label work" - Peters. The Arctic Oil Works was established on a Bay side pier between 17th and 16th streets in 1883 to produce refined oils from seals, whales, and elephant seals. Soon after opening, it became the largest oil refinery on the West coast. In 1902 the oil works became incorporated as part of Standard Oil. The painting is quite similar to the lithographed view, though more Impressionistic in style and without quite as much detail. The spelling mistakes in the address of the works ("Potrcro" instead of Potrero) and in the address of the offices ("ZB" instead of 28) further suggest this painting to be after the scarce lithographed view produced by Bosqui. The painting, however, shows considerable age and is on the original stretcher, and dates from the late 19th century.

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        Mr. Vanderbilt's House and Collection, Described by Edward Strahan; 10 vols.--Section I - Section X; Holland Edition

      George Barrie 1883-4, Boston - 10 volumes. Limited first edition published 1883-4--ours is number 368 of 1000 numbered copies printed. Folios, loose sheets housed in portfolios, clean unmarked text, heavily illustrated, Fair ex-library copy with typical treatments (bookplates, stamps, writing on front covers), there is an ink notation on the verso of one of the first pages indicated that some of the plates are missing, soiling and discoloration to some pages of the text, wear to the edges of some pages including creasing, tearing, and loss, some discoloration or soil to the covers of the portfolios, mild to significant wear to the covers of the portfolios--Section VI with significant wear to the covers including tearing and loss. No stamps to the plates. Uncommon set. Get in touch with us if interested and we'll do our best to collate. These ten volumes are large and heavy and will require an additional shipping charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album with signatures, dedications, phrases of music, and visual art for Miss Eugenie Smeenk, dated 1903-1921.

      26 signed contributions, partly pasted in, partly written or drawn directly on the page. 6 original drawings, 1 etching, 1 watercolor, 5 musical quotations, 1 photo. Deluxe binding with spine and corners of gilt and polished calf with marbled boards. 180 p. All edges gilt with rounded corners. Edges a bit worn.* Eugénie Smeenk (1883-1978), daughter of the owner of the renowned Hotel Du Soleil in Arnhem, collected signatures and other autograph contributions of famous visitors. In this album, there are three categories: musicians from abroad, actors from France and visual artists from the Netherlands. The most important visiting musicians were Sergei Rachmaninoff, who entered a musical fragment from the Second Piano Concerto, that he had performed in Arnhem that same evening (December 7, 1908) and Willem Mengelberg, who directed that concert; cellist Pablo Casals and pianist Harold Bauer, who performed together on November 26, 1907; opera singers Jeanne Raunay, Hermine Bosetti and Georgette Leblanc - with her husband, the author Maurice Maeterlinck - violinists Jacques Thibaud and Kathleen Parlow; and composer Richard Strauss. The actors' comprise famous actress Sarah Bernhardt, Édouard de Max with his young assistant Marie Ventura, and Coquelin Cadet. The actors' signatures are accompanied by friendly and humorous quotations.The drawings and prints are generally from a slightly later date, 1909-1921. The artists are Jozef Israëls (pen drawing of a girl on a dune, not dated), Charles Dankmeijer (old farm, ink drawing), Toon Dupuis (photo of an equestrian statue), Hendrik van Bloem (landscape, etching), H.J. Haverman (rabbits, ink drawing), Kees van Waning (landscape, charcoal drawing), Herman Moerkerk (old man, mottoed 'Sic transit...', elaborate drawing in aquarel and crayon), Willem E. Roelofs jr. (fish in a kitchen, ink drawing) and Benjamin Prins (old man from Ponte Tresa, pencil drawing).An astonishing company to find in a young woman's album!.

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        Life On The Mississippi.

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Salesman Dummy of Life on the Mississippi. Octavo, original brown cloth with 57 pages of sample text and illustrations, with seven blank, red ruled pages at end for subscriber and sales information. Housed in full custom morocco clamshell box. In very good condition. Rare. An invaluable companion to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's inimitable portrait of 'the great Father of Waters'. Part memoir, part travelogue, it expresses the full range of Twain's literary personality, and remains the most vivid, boisterous and provocative account of the cultural and societal history of the Mississippi Valley, from 'the golden age' of steamboating to the violence wrought by the Civil War.

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        CHARLES II Francis of Habsburg (1540-1590): "Der Maurer und Steinmetz. in Graz und im ganzen Landt Steyr Zunfft Ordnung Confirmation." (Confirmation of the Guild Orders for the Builders and Stone Carvers in Graz and the Rest of Styria.

      - Manuscript on parchment, 4ff, in original velum wraps. Signed by Archduke Charles II Francis (contemporary horizontal fold across the middle, velum with some minor old stitches, overall in very good, clean condition. Ex-libris of J. B. Holzinger, 1883 and a 19th Century note on the inner side of the wraps), 30.5 x 38 cm. This finely preserved 16th Century official Habsburg document is a decree of Archduke Charles II Francis, the ruler of Inner Austria, which announces a new set of regulations for builders and architects working in Styria. While at first this seems to relate to a dry administrative matter, in its context the decree was actually an explosive salvo in one of Central Europe’s most contentious and consequential socio-political contests. During the last quarter of the 16th Century, much of the construction activity in Styria was done at the behest of Protestant grandees, employing manpower from Northern Italy. This resulted in the proliferation of distinctly Protestant edifices, especially churches, that were seen as a threat to the established Roman Catholic order, as upheld by the Habsburgs. The Archduke who, for political reasons, could not directly confront the Protestants, decided to mount an indirect strike against the evangelical community by going after their builders. In essence, the decree seeks to ban the importation of architects and builders, relegating the Protestants to relying on the largely Catholic builders who were members of the local guilds. It was hoped that these reforms would greatly hinder the construction of evangelical architecture. When Charles II Francis became the Archduke of Austria and ruler of Inner Austria (which included Styria, Carinthia and Carniola) in 1564, he inherited a series of intractable and inter-linked problems. As a devout Roman Catholic, he was affronted by the fact that the vast majority of his realm’s nobility and bourgeois classes had converted to Protestantism. This meant that adherents of the evangelical faith controlled the vast majority of the wealth in the region. While Charles II Francis invited the Jesuits to Inner Austria in an effort to boost the Counterreformation, for many years this seemed to have had little effect. Making matters worse, Inner Austria lay near the frontier with the Habsburg’s arch nemesis, the Ottoman Empire. The possibility of a massive Turkish invasion was an omnipresent threat. In fact, Charles II Francis desperately needed to solicit funding from the Protestants to pay for Inner Austria’s defenses. In 1578, at the council held at Brück an der Mur, the Archduke agreed to grant the Protestants wide-ranging privileges, including the right to build their churches as they saw fit, in return for grants and loans to fight the Turks. The great citadel of Karlovac, Croatia was built in 1579 with the resulting funds. The Protestants proceeded to enjoy their privileges with gusto. Numerous highly skilled Italian Protestant architects and builders, many from the Lake Como area, were summoned to Styria. It must be conceded that Italian Protestant architects were not new to Styria, although before this time their presence was episodic. For instance, the city hall of Graz was built in 1557 by Domenico dell’Aglio. That being said, by 1580, the Italian craftsmen were recorded as being in every corner of Styria and other parts of Inner Austria. They built numerous churches to evangelical specifications. The Italians also possessed skills in military architecture that was far advanced of that practiced in Austria. Thus, many of the most important fortifications defending the realm from the Ottomans were designed by Italian Protestant architects. They also built palaces and private chapels for many of the region’s Protestant noblemen. Surviving contemporary records on baptisms and deaths show that many native Austrian builders converted to Protestantism and joined the foreign-led crews. The local guilds were relegated to small, low quality projects, ca

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        Die Deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg mit ihren schönsten Bauwerken und hervorragendsten Monumenten. Eine malerische Wanderung in Buch und Bild für Einheimische und Fremde. Mit 48 photographisch treu ausgeführten Original-Stahlstichen. (Gest. Titel: Berlin. Die Deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg in photographisch treuen Stahlstichen. Mit historisch topographischem Text von Robert Springer). 2. Auflage - hier die Ausgabe auf Foliopapier (Prachtausgabe in großem Format).

      Frankfurt, H. Bokelmann, 1883. - 4 Bll., 247 S. Mit gest. Titel (mit Ansicht) und 47 Stahlstichtafeln (so vollständig). Groß-4° (37 x 29 cm), gold- und schwarzgeprägter OLeinenband. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen; Kapitale und Ecken mit winzigen Bezugsläsuren; Vorsätze etwas gebräunt; erstes Blatt (= Vorblatt betreffend die Spenden aus dem Reinerlös des vorliegenden Buches für die Erbauung des Lutherdenkmales in Erfurt), letztes Blatt und Schmutztitel etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt; Seidenpapierschutzhemdchen leicht gebräunt, vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig und manchmal mit Knickspuren; ansonsten nur selten gering stockfleckig und leicht gebräunt; zu Beginn und Schluß am Fuß leicht wassserrandig; Schmutztitel mit kleinem Randeinriss, 2 kleinen Randfehlstellen und schwach geknittert; 2 Textblätter (S. 87/88 und S. 117/118) mit Einriss im weissen Rand; vereinzelt gering fingerfleckig. Gutes Exemplar der Prachtausgabe auf Foliopapier - im Format mehr als doppelt so groß wie die Normalausgabe in Großoktav. DE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Conte de l'Archer.

      Paris, A. Lahure; Rouveyre & Blond 1883 - Aquarelles de A. Poirson gravées par Gillot. Impression chromotypographique par A. Lahure. 46 compositions dont le frontispice et 5 hors-texte. Complet & Contrôlé. Tirage à 225 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°55) un des 50 de tête sur papier du JAPON des Manufactures Impériales avec tirage à part du trait et tirage à part des aquarelles, tous deux également sur papier du Japon et en justification. (Suite insérée). Complet & Contrôlé. Paris, A. Lahure, Rouveyre & Blond - 1883 (décembre 1882) - 193 pages. Collection Lahure, Chroniques du temps passé. Cachet Ex-libris "Collection Henri Debard". Superbe reliure stylisée demi maroquin brun à coins signée au dos Raparlier. Dos lisse orné d'un décor de trophées incisé et teint. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture illustré et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(23x16). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque American Scenery A series of twenty-five beautiful steel engravings from designs by W H Bartlett, George L Brown, and Thomas Moran

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, Publishers, 1883. Frontis, 92p, illustrations. 33cm. First edition. Contemporary custom binding of crushed red velvet embroidered with a sprig of flowers in white, pink, green and yellow on the front cover; aeg. Edges and spine rubbed; front free endpaper creased; frontis tissue guard creased; short tear at the bottom edge of the bottom free endpaper. Bight color and a beautiful work in better than very good condition.

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        Nautisch-technisches Wörterbuch der Marine, 1. Band und Ergänzung zum 1. Band. Dizionario tecnico e nautico di marina, 2 vol. Deutsch, Italienisch, Französisch und Englisch - Italienisch, Deutsch, Französisch und Englisch Umfasst die Ausdrücke der Artillerie, . Fischkunde, .Hydrographie, . Marine-Materiale, . Masschinenbau, . Seemanschaft, . Seerecht, . Seetaktik u.a.m

      "Verlag der Redaktion der "Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens", Pola 1883 - kl.4°, OLn. mit reichlich schwarz- und goldgeprägten Titeln. 1.Band: XV + 1248 Seiten, 1883. 1. Ergänzungsband: bringt die Terminologie der seit zwanzig Jahren aufgetauchten Neuerungen, sowie die einiger technischen Zweige, die in letzterer Zeit zum Seewesen in näherer Beziehungen getreten sind. XII + 872 Seiten, 1900. Schöne und frische Ausgaben 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uganda und der Aegyptische Sudan. 2 Bde. in 1 zus. gebunden.

      Stuttgart, J. G. Cotta?schen Buchhandlung, 1883, - in-8vo, VII + 177 S. / 162 S., kleiner Legat Stempel ?Guggisberg?, Halb-Leinenband, original Deckelblatt erhalten. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed in full to Monsieur Miral.

      4 pp. of a bifolium. Small octavo. Dated Monday evening, December 5 [between 1883 and 1891]. In black ink on cream paper with black borders. In French (with translation). Having returned to Paris, Delibes is anxious for news of the second run of his opera, Lakmé. Because his correspondent's letter was delivered to the wrong address, he has had to seek information elsewhere. Unfortunately another audience member has told him that the tenor and "basse chantante" have weak voices. Delibes suggests they replace the latter with a certain "Monsieur Schmidt" in order to increase ticket sales. In January, he and his correspondent will discuss his opera, Le Roi l'a dit, which premiered at the Opéra-Comique on May 24, 1873. "Unfortunately a more recent letter...tells me that our tenor is always weak, as well as the 'basse chantante' [i.e. high lyric bass], and that the whole weight of the performance rests on Madame [Alice?] Verheyden, who alone has some success in the work. (I add that these reports do not come from her husband!)" Slightly soiled and foxed; creased at folds. . Lakmé is considered to be Delibes's masterpiece. It offers more than just a fine vehicle for a star soprano; the two principal male characters, Nilakantha and Gérald, are firmly drawn, and the music is melodic, picturesque and theatrically strong. The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) in Paris on April 14, 1883. Delibes's correspondent, Miral, was perhaps the director of the Théâtre Municipal de Nancy. If this is the case, it is quite likely that the production mentioned in this letter took place there.

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        ALERIEL; OR, A VOYAGE TO OTHER WORLDS. A TALE .

      London: Wyman & Sons, 1883 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xii [xiii] xiv-xv [xvi] [1] 2-220 [221: ads] [222- 224: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece (maps of Venus and Mars), original blue cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, gray coated endpapers. First edition. The first of Lach-Szyrma's three works of interplanetary fiction, this being a revised and expanded version of his A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, published in London by James Parker & Co. in 1874. "The first two parts deal with communication with a Venusian who has spent some time incognito on Earth and a description of a utopian civilization on Venus obtained through a vision . The third and fourth parts describe the adventures of some Venusians as they explore a civilized Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and some of their satellites." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 131. Later adventures of the Venusians are detailed in "Letters from the Planets," a series of nine stories by Lach-Szyrma published anonymously in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE from 1887 to 1893, and his novel, UNDER OTHER CONDITIONS, published in London by Adam and Charles Black in 1892. "The general point of this and the succeeding stories is acceptance, on a religious basis, of the plurality of worlds and the omnipresence of humanoid life." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1261. "These rather preachy stories concentrate on sightseeing and ethics, but fair-mindedly stress that other planetary conditions may lead to other customs. Lach-Szyrma could be considered a minor forerunner to C. S. Lewis." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [684]. "Clearly influenced Wells." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Locke, Voyages in Space 120. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 108. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 69. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08512. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, several faint spots to cloth, foxing to several preliminary and terminal leaves, a tight, very good copy. (#151768) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LIFE AMONG THE PIUTES: Their Wrongs and Claims

      Boston: Cupples, Upham & Co, 1883. First edition. Spine slightly darkened, moderate fraying to spine ends, splash stains to front cover, inner hinges mended, still a presentable copy . Original blue cloth with gilt spine title on spine and black ornaments to spine and front cover, small octavo (5 x 7.5 inches), 268pp. THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "With Love and Truth. Princess Sarah Winnemucca, Feb. 4th, 1884". An important work, described in the Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States as "The first known work published in English by a Native American woman." In the late 1840s Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) witnessed her tribe's (Northern Paiutes near Humboldt Lake Nevada) first encounter with white European settlers. She was the first of her tribe to be educated in Western fashion - at a convent school in San Jose, California. She later worked as an interpreter for the US military and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Most of her adult life was devoted to futile attempts to gain civil rights and official recognition for her people. This, her only book, is a poignant memoir, history, and plea for justice.

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        Mrs. Gilpin's Frugalities: Remnants, and 200 ways of using them

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1883. First Edition. Cloth. Whimsical full-color pictorial paper-covered boards backed with red cloth, all edges stained red, illustrated pastedowns, in the publisher's illustrated paper dust-wrapper; xv, [1], 102, [2] (ads). Boards rubbed, especially at the corners (boards showing) and spine tips (fraying), front hinge starting, foxing to the prelims and terminals, but still cheerful and bright; the jacket is browned and heavily chipped along all the edges, and at the spine ends and corners, rear flap nearly detached. Early children's-book jacket, with ads for three other Scribner's titles on the front and rear flaps and rear panel .

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        Autograph letter signed ("Heinrich").

      New York, 5. XII. 1883. - 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. To his cousin Rosa: "Mein Banquier in Frankfurt wird Euch wieder via Erinnerungszeichen von meiner Frau u. mir übermitteln, das ich mit Deinem Bruder zu theilen u. mit unseren besten Wünschen zu den Festtagen entgegen zu nehmen bitte. Da Ihr ja Leser der Kölnischen Zeitung seid, so habt Ihr wohl aus derselben ersehen, welche großartigen Erlebnisse mir die letzten Monate gebracht haben. Ich staune oft selbst über das, was mir zu erreichen vergönnt war u. dünkt es mir, daß ich die Genugthuung, ein großes Lebenswerk ganz zu vollenden in einem Maße genieße [?], wie es Menschen nur selten gestattet ist. Wie mit Befriedigung auf die Vergangenheit, kann ich mit Zuversicht auch der Zukunft entgegensehen [.]". - However, the gratification of Villard, who had emigrated to the USA three decades earlier to escape his debts, his father, and the military and who had risen from casual laborer to newspaper editor and finally to president of two railroad companies, was not to last long: while his ambitious project, the Northern Pacific Railroad, had been completed, the costs had exceeded his plans by 14 million dollars. After having been forced to return to Germany shortly thereafter, he was soon sent back to America by Georg von Siemens, his friend and the chief executive at the Deutsche Bank, for which Villard was to function as a representative. In 1887, Villard was once more president of Northern Pacific; a year later, he bought the Edison Lamp Co. and Edison Machine Works from his friend Thomas Alva Edison, who had lost interest in entrepreneurship, and fused them into Edison General Electric, which in 1892 he joined with the Thomson-Houston Co. to form General Electric. In 1893, Henry Villard was displaced from his Northern Pacific and General Electric presidencies by John Pierpont Morgan; he died of a heart-attack in 1900. - Occasional insignificant staining, with a few minute ink smudges. Very rare.

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        YOUNG JAPAN: Yokohama and Yedo A Narrative of the Settlementand the City from the Signing of the Treaties in 1858 to the Close of the Year 1879. With A Glance at the Progress of Japan During a Period of Twenty-One Years.

      A MOST IMPORTANT EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON JAPAN New York 1883, - Pratt. Black cloth, very good, neatly reback-ed using the old spine, edges & corners worn, 2 volume set,418+522p., index, contens very clean, co-published by Kelly,Yokohama, 14 x 23 cm. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Boomanoomana Station from across the Murray River [with] American Merino Rams pedigree of sheep by W. G. Markham, purchased by Alfred Hay of Boomanoomana in 1883

      Ca. 1860s; 1883.. Albumen cabinet card with original photograph of the Australian station, now located in the township called Barooga. Photograph on card with printed border, the title written in pencil on verso. A small station house is visible at the right side of the image, with a long wooden fence bordering the river. The area which later became Boomanoomana Station was first settled in the early 1800?'s by Colonel Henry Gwynne, who arrived there in the footsteps of Charles Sturt. By 1863 the station got its name when William Hay acquired 80,000 acres. The property extended from Corowa in the east to Tuppal Station in the west, and was quite wooded, therefore suitable for cattle. But Hay wanted to establish a sheep station, so he sold off his cattle, cleared the trees at great effort and fenced the land, purchasing merino sheep from established stations. Hay built a homestead which still stands; it was owned by Sir David Hay (1916 - 2009), head of Aboriginal Affairs, Administrator of Papua New Guinea and Ambassador to the UN, who restored the grounds and buildings to original condition. 3 1/2 x 6 1/2" image on card 4 1/2 x 6 1/2". Cabinet card not recorded in Trove. [with] American Merino Rams, recorded in the American Merino Register, selected by W. G.. Markham, Avon, NY USA from the best American Flocks. Shipped from San Francisco, California, June, 1883. Consignee: Alfred Hay, Esq., Boomanoomana, Mulwala, New South Wales, Australia. W. G. Markham was heavily involved in the exportation of merinos to Australia. He convinced Australian wool growers that introducing American merinos into the Australia flock would increase their weight, and this was very successful. The purchaser here is Alfred Hay (1846 - 1918), the son of William Hay, who established Boomanoomana Station. Alfred Hay became sole owner of Boomanoomana Station in 1886, after the dissolution of the partnership between his father, himself, and brother. Boomanoomana Station at the time consisted of 33,000 acres of freehold, and about 5,000 acres of Crown lands. Markham was mentioned in many articles about Australian wool growing. In the "Pacific Rural Press", Volume 36, Number 24, 15 December 1888, it reads: "We imagine it was this large purchase (of sheep) by Mr. (Samuel) McCaughey which started that genial globetrotter in the sheep interest, Mr. W. G. Markham of Western New York, on a pleasure trip to Australia last summer. Mr. Markham made us a call (in California) on his way out but did not disclose his business. We imagine that he went to see if there were any more sheep buyers like Mr. McCaughey in Australia, and turn their attention to the flock of Western New York as well as to those of the Green Mountain State. It might not be amiss for some of our California breeders to Blip over to the Island continent, just to see how things are over there." Samuel McCaughey, of Melbourne, was reputed to be the owner of a million sheep, and one of the most influential wool producers in Australia. The pedigree published in New York, 1883. 17 pp text, with a fold-out pedigree of Ranzin 464. Oblong 12mo, orig. brown mat boards with gilt. "Compliments of W. G. Markham" on the front cover, black cloth spine. Slt. watermark on back board, otherwise pristine.

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        Pen and Pencil Sketches:: being Reminiscences during eighteen years residence in Bengal. Edited by Rev. John Wilson.

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1883 - A very good bright copy in original cloth, gilt. A little light spotting. First edition, pp.xiv, 298, 3 plates, text illustrations.

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        BASZLER CHRONICK/ Darinn alles/ was sich im Oberen Teutschen Landen/ nicht nur in der Statt und Bistumbe Basel/ von ihrem Ursprung her/ nach Ordnung der Zeiten / in Kirchen und Welt händlen/ bisz in das gegenwirtige M.D. LXXX Jar/ gedenkwirdigs zugetragen: Sonder auch der Eydtgnoschafft / Burgund/ Elsasz und Breiszgow/ als beyligender Landtschafften / mit eingemischte Historische sachen / warhafftig beschrieben: sampt vieler Herrschafften und Geschlechtern Wapen und Stammbäumen. Sehr gut erhaltener , fest eingebundener Plan von Sebastianum Münster. Diese Ausgabe ein genauer Abdruck der 2. Auflage bis 1620. Die Illustrationen auf zinkographischem Weg nachgebldet.

      Basel Emil Birkhäuser 1883 - Brauner Schweinsleder-Einband mit brauner Titelprägung. Aufwendige Verzierung über den ganzen Deckel. 5 geprägte Rückenschilder, jeweils dazwischen kleine Rombe. Schnitt marmoriert. Format: 32 X 4 X 24,5 cm. 3. Auflage nach der Ausgabe des Daniel Bruckner 1765. 602 Seiten. Seiten Zustand: Im vorderen Teil, bis zum 19. Blatt, waren Blätter nicht mehr fest eingefasst. Sie wurden wieder befestigt. An diesen vorderen Blättern befinden sich am unteren Rand einige Altersfleckchen. Minimale Kanten- und Eckenspuren. Sonst ist das Buch in einem sehr guten Zustand. Die Faltkarte von Sebastianum Münster ist fest eingebunden und in gutem Zustand. Schönes Exemplar. IN FRAKTURSCHRIFT. Inhalts-Uebersicht. Vorrede/ BUCH I: Topographie der Landschaft Rauracien/ BUCH II: Vom Anfang der Stadt bis auf Rudolf von Habsburg 1274/ BUCH III: Bischof Heinrich von Isny bis zur Zeit des groszen Erdbebens 1358/ BUCH IV: Einfall der Engländer (Arn. v. Cervola) bis zum Beginn des Basler Konzils. BUCH V: Konzil zu Basel; Krieg mit Oesterreich 1449/ BUCH VI: Bischof Arn v. Rotberg 1451; Stiftung der Universität; Burgunderkrieg; Schwabenkrieg 1499/ BUCH VII: Basels Beitritt zur Eidgenossenschaft 1501; italienische Feldzüge; Reformation 1529/ BUCH VIII: Streitigkeiten mit Savoyen; Kappeler Krieg; schmalkaldischer Krieg; Wiedertäufer u.a.m. 1580 - FORTSETZUNG: BUCH I: 1580-1590/ BUCH II: 1590-1599(Rappenkrieg)/ BUCH III: 1600-1609(Armenherberge, Kohlenbergergericht, Gesellenschieszen; Synode)/ BUCH IV: 1610-1620. 2750 gr.

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        Mademoiselle de Maupin Grand papier

      Paris: Librairie Conquet|& Charpentier, 1883. Fine. Librairie Conquet & Charpentier, Paris 1883, 15,5x24,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition adorned with 17 original illustrations engraved by E. Toudouze Champollion, one of 350 numbered copies on vellum in the tank, only draw with Japan 150. Half morocco bindings tan wedge, back smooth decorated with mosaics of parts red morocco, olive and sand representing a floral composition, felt and crossed swords Musketeers, browned tails, boards marbled paper and glossy, guards and dates contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, gilt on witnesses, elegant bindings signed H. Blanchetière heads. Biographical by Charles Lovenjoul. Very light scratches without gravity on the back. Beautiful copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de 17 illustrations originales de E. Toudouze gravées par Champollion, un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la cuve, seul tirage avec 150 Japon. Reliures en demi maroquin havane à coins, dos lisses ornés de pièces mosaïquées de maroquin rouge, olive et sable représentant une composition florale, un feutre et des épées de mousquetaires entrecroisées, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré et glacé, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées sur témoins, élégantes reliures signées de H. Blanchetière. Notice biographique par Charles de Lovenjoul. Très légères éraflures sans gravité sur les dos. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        W.G. Markham's Record Books for the purchase and sale of American Merino Rams, from 1883 to 1889

      New York:. 1883-1889.. Hardcover. Very good overall. Two manuscript record books showing expenses for 'Australian Ventures', a company set up by W.G. Markham, James Sargent, and C.C. Puffer to buy American merino sheep and sell in Australia. Book one covers May 15, 1883 to May 25, 1889, and lists expenses for travel and sheep. Sample entries: paid J. A. Foote for 8 ewes, $240; J. B. Hamblin 6 ewes, $215; C.D. Lane 15 ewes, $650 etc.; Shipment of Ram and Ewes shipped July 28th 1883, $10,820. The second accounting book separates expenses by person, and by shipment for the same time period. Mr. Markham and his associates had quite a business going - he traveled to Australia and London, lobbied visited the Secretary of State F. T. Frelinghuysen and George Loring, Commissioner of Agriculture about a claim against the firm and so on. James Sargent was paid $30,000 on May 13, 1888. Other business contacts include A. M. Garland & E. Townsend. Merinos were sourced principally from western New York, Vermont and Michigan, but also from California. $250 paid for the purchase of "Hugo" , a ram owned by Peter Martin of East Rush, NY. Sheep were purchased from many breeders in Vermont including Rector Gage, L.P. Clark, E. E. Stickney, C. E. Holdredge, Rollin Lane and H. Robbins. They are all mentioned in the "Register of the Vermont Merino Sheep Breeders' Association, Volume 3" for 1887. Breeders in Michigan were also tapped - W. J. Lawrence, Wm. Radford and W. H. Fiske. W. G. Markham was heavily involved in the exportation of merinos to Australia. He convinced Australian wool growers that introducing American merinos into the Australia flock would increase their weight, and this was very successful. He was mentioned in many articles about Australian wool growing. In the "Pacific Rural Press", Volume 36, Number 24, 15 December 1888, it reads: "We imagine it was this large purchase (of sheep) by Mr. (Samuel) McCaughey which started that genial globetrotter in the sheep interest, Mr. W. G. Markham of Western New York, on a pleasure trip to Australia last summer. Mr. Markham made us a call (in California) on his way out but did not disclose his business. We imagine that he went to see if there were any more sheep buyers like Mr. McCaughey in Australia, and turn their attention to the flock of Western New York as well as to those of the Green Mountain State. It might not be amiss for some of our California breeders to Blip over to the Island continent, just to see how things are over there." Samuel McCaughey, of Melbourne, was reputed to be the owner of a million sheep, and one of the most influential wool producers in Australia. Two 6 3/4 X 8 1/4" ledger books, red & black leather spines and corners, mottled paper boards, (1) 145 pp (partially unused), (2) 191 pp, rubbed at edges, slt. rubbed front cover, ruffled at head/foot of spines, interiors clean, bindings tight. A fascinating insight into the introduction of the American Merino flock into Australia.

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        CHAPBOOK CHAPLETS. Adorn'd With Sutable SCULPTURES

      CRAWHALL, JOSEPH. CRAWHALL,JOSEPH. CHAPBOOK CHAPLETS. Adorn'd With Sutable SCULPTURES. London: Field & Tuer, Simkin Marshall & Co., Hamilton Adams & Co., NY: Scribner Welford 1883. 4to (9 1/2 x 11 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover and spine soil and foxing, really VG+. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED TO CRAWHALL FROM THE PUBLISHER: "JOSEPH CRAWHALL / WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE PUBLISHER / FIELD & TUER 26/10/83." On the verso of the title page is the Limited Edition statement: As the illustrations herein are all hand colored the issue is necessarily limited - Joseph Crawhall". The book contains 8 chapbooks, each approximately 30 pages, with separate covers and pagination and printed on various colored rough textured papers. Illustrated by Crawhall with his wonderful and characteristic boldly outlined woodcuts, hand colored. It includes: The Babes in the Wood, Jemmy & Nancy of Yarmouth, I Know What I Know, Blew-cap for Me, John & Joan, George Barnewel, The Barkshire Lady's Garland and The Taming of the Shrew. Crawhall was born in Newcastle in 1821 and wrote and/or illustrated 17 books before he died in London in 1896. House: Dict. of 19th Century Illustrators notes: "Crawhall enjoyed the spirit of book making and began to assemble material from various sources, writing, illustrating and putting the book together himself. ... Crawhall attempted to bring back the personality to books, dead since industrialisation".

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        Recueil d'actes de chroniques et de documents historiques rares ou inédits. Tome I à XIII Joint: Etude bibliographique sur les chroniques de Bretagne d'Alain Bouchard, par Arthur de LA BORDERIE.

      1883 - Livre d'occasion 14 vol. in-4, reliés demi-parchemin, titrées calligraphiés et armes de Bretagne dessinées aux dos. Rare collection presque complète des Archives de Bretagne. Tirage limité à 500 ex. variant selon les tomes entre 300 et 400 ex. nominatifs sur vergé pour les membres de la société et entre 100 et 200 mis en vente sur papier ordinaire. Sommaire : I. Privilèges de la ville de Nantes, 1883. XXIX-207pp - II. Le complot breton de 1492. 1884. XLIV-159pp - III. Monuments de la langue bretonne. Le mystère de Sainte-Barbe. Texte de 1557, publié avec la traduction française par Emilie ERNAULT, 1885. 187pp - Exemplaire non coupé, numéroté sur vergé, sans la seconde partie, renfermant le glossaire philologique et l'introduction générale - IV à VIII. Lettres et mandements de Jean V, duc de Bretagne (1402 à 1442). 1890-1895. Fac-similés en frontispice des tomes V, VI et VIII. Le tome VIII comprend le supplément et la table, exemplaire sur vergé - IX et X. DUBUISSON-AUBENAY. Itinéraire de Bretagne en 1636. D'après le manuscrit original avec notes et éclaircissements par Léon MAITRE et Paul DE BERTHOU. 1898-1902. Exemplaire sur vergé - XI et XII. Documents sur la Ligue en Bretagne. Correspondance du duc de Mercoeur et des ligueurs bretons avec l'Espagne. 1899 - XIII Dr. DE CLOSMADEUC (publié par): Journal inédit d'un député de l'ordre de la noblesse aux Etats de Bretagne pendant la Régence (1717-1724). 1905, 234pp. La collection complète des Archives de Bretagne comporte 15 tomes. Il manque à notre collection, les volumes 14 et 15 comme déjà précisé et la seconde partie du volume 3. Condition : Quelques fentes aux dos et aux charnières. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modern Perspective Plates

      No date. Ca. 1883.. 30 black and white plates, sheet size approximately 11 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches, loose in 15 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch cloth covered board portfolio with cloth ties. A scarce publication, the Plates portfolio is in very good condition (discolored streak to front of portfolio; only one of three tie clasps serviceable) while the plates themselves are, overall, in excellent condition with the slightest toning to edges, first plate has light edge wear. Thirty plates to illustrate the concepts outlined in William Ware?'s famous "Modern Perspective: A Treatise upon the Principles and Practice of Plane and Cylindrical Perspective," copyright 1882. In the preface Ware (of Columbia University) writes: "A new treatment of so old a theme would be uncalled for, did not even the elaborate treatises seem to be deficient in comprehensiveness and scientific simplicity, while the practical handbooks fail to make the reader acquainted with some methods that are found in experience to be among the most convenient and practical of all." He further observes "The plates that accompany the text have taken, altogether, quite as much time and labor in their preparation as the text itself..." .

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        Mr. Scarborough's Family - In Three Volumes

      Karl Gradener & J. F. Richter, Hamburg 1883 - Hardcover. Three Volume Set. Volumes 231, 232, 233 of Asher's Collection of English Authors. Books measure: 6.25"L X 4.5"W. Stated as: "Copyright Edition" on title pages. Black leather spines with raised bands, titles in gilt. Covers with black, blue and maroon marbled paper over boards. Blue marbled endpapers. Three volumes stamped "English Library - Nancy" (France). Volume 1 - Light wear to cover edges. Small abrasion to leather near volume number on spine. Unmarked text. Clean, tight. Volume 2 - Light wear to cover edges. Previous owners name stamped at top right corner of preliminary page. Unmarked text. Clean, tight. Volume 3 - Light wear to cover edges. Previous owners name stamped at top right corner of preliminary page. Small spots of abrasion on leather spine. Unmarked text. Clean, tight. A rare set. Photos available. None [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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