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        1883 SHROPSHIRE FOLK LORE 1ST EDITION LTHR MYTH DEVIL FAIRIES GHOSTS GIANTS RARE FOLDOUT MAP $$$

      SHROPSHIRE FOLK-LORE1883; Charlotte Sophia Burne, Georgina F. Jackson; First Edition; London, Trubner & Co.; Rebound Leather; Foldout Map; 663 Pages; w5.7"xh8.8", 2.3" Thick; Very Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!Attributes:A Charming, sleek dark brown cloth cover design with leather binding/corners, gold borders, gold trim to spine, marble end pages/page edges, with a great color foldout map and a Fascinating Read; With some sheet music at the end!!!Some Contents Included:LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS CONCERNING- GIANTS AND DEVILS, POPULAR HEROES, WILD EDRIC, WHITE COW OF MITCHELL'S FOLD, BOGIES, FAIRIES, MERES AND POOLS, HIDDEN TREASURES, NAMES AND PLACES, GHOSTS, WITCHCRAFT, CHARMING AND DIVINATION, SUPERSTITIUS CURES, SUPERSTITIONS CONCERNING ANIMALS BIRDS INSECTS PLANTS, MOON/DAYS OF THE WEEK, LUCK AND UNLUCK IN DAILY LIFE, ETC.!!!Background:Charlotte Sophia Burne (Shropshire, 1850?"1923) was an English author and editor, and the first woman to become president of the Folklore Society.Condition:Condition is Very Good.  Some wear to edges, little color over hinges, boards darker in person, bookplate Thomas F. Kynnersley, pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 130 years old!!!

      [Bookseller: Rogas inc.]
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        Mr. Scarborough's Family

      Chatto & Windus, London 1883 - A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in 3/4 blue leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (minor nicks Volume I's spine tips, minor rubs to the board corners and leading edges); an excellent Trollope novel in which a dying man seeks to determine which of his two heartless and unworthy sons should inherit his vast fortune. A rather nice copy of a Trollope triple-decker which never was reprinted in its 3-Volume form and which seems increasingly difficult to find in collectable condition. A Very Good + copy . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC (IOBA)]
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        Special Illustrated Edition of Building. Devoted to Architecture, Furniture, Decoration and Ornament. Volume 2 (1883-1884)

      New York: William T. Comstock. 1883-1884. First. First edition. Twelve issues bound in one volume (Volume 2: October 1883 to September 1884). Folio. 145pp. Illustrated throughout with plans, diagrams, figures, and 16 unnumbered "special" full page lithographic plates in each of the twelve numbers. Owner's small ink stamp: "L.D. Cleaveland, Architect" on the title page and contents page. Contemporary half morocco and cloth boards, gilt spine and raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Some scuffing to the morocco at the corners and edges board edges, very good. The text pages and plates are clean and tight. L.D. Cleaveland, a noted late 19th century Chicago based architect, was Superintendent of Buildings for the State of Illinois. Very uncommon. OCLC locates only one copy in Canada. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        De l'origine des corpuscules sanguins rouges dans les différentes classes des vertébrés.

      - Arch. Ital. Biol., 4/ 3. - Turin, Impr. Camilla et Bertolero, 1883, 39 pp., 1 lith. Doppeltafel, OBrosch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scarce 14k gold â??Sons of the Revolutionâ? medal â?? with bust of George Washington in high relief - in original presentation case

      n.p.: , n.d.. "The Sons of the Revolution was formed in New York City in 1883 from organizational plans launched in 1876 by John Austin Stevens, a member of the Order of the Cincinnati. On the obverse of the 14k gold medal here offered is a soldier in a 0.5â? x 1â? oval, with 13 gold stars at the ovals circumference. Atop the oval is an eagle with wings down. On the reverse, in a similarly sized oval, is a bust of General George Washington in high relief with â??Sons of the Revolutionâ? in arc above the portrait and â??1883â? below it.Engraved on the verso of the eagle is the mint which produced this medal â??BB&B./Philaâ? (Bailey Banks & Biddle Philadelphia) and the serial number â??4554."" On the verso of the 13 stars are â??Alfred Lawrence Aikenâ? at the left and â??Jan 27 1930â? at the right. The medal is suspended by a 1.5â? x 1.25â? gold-blue-gold ribbon and clasp. The scarce presentation case is 2â? x 4.5â? x .1â?. Alfred Lawrence Aiken (1870-1946), prominent Boston banker, a Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1914-1917) and a longtime admirer of Alexander Hamilton, aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington and his first Secretary of the Treasurer."

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        AN INLAND VOYAGE

      1883 - Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1883. 10 pp undated ads. Original bright green cloth decorated in black and gilt. First American Edition of Stevenson's first book (published five years after the London edition). Stevenson's third book, TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY, was published in 1879 both in London and in Boston -- making it Stevenson's first book to appear in America. ~This copy is bound in bright green cloth (decorated with black lines and a front cover vignette in gilt). Although this is the only color referred to in both the Beinecke and the Parrish collections, we have seen it also in olive-brown, terra-cotta and aqua-blue (presumably no priority). This is an unusually fine, bright copy, essentially without soil or wear at all and with the cover gilt remarkably bright. We have not had a better copy. Beinecke 14; Princeton 6B. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        De l'origine des corpuscules sanguins rouges dans les differentes classes des vertebres.

      . Arch. Ital. Biol., 4/ 3. - Turin, Impr. Camilla et Bertolero, 1883, 39 pp., 1 lith. Doppeltafel, OBrosch..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        MAPS OF MINNESOTA AND DAKOTA [cover title]

      Minneapolis: Minnesota Loan & Trust Company, [1883].. Two folding color maps, 21 1/2 x 14 and 27 x 21 inches. Folded into contemporary printed card covers. Covers and spine chipped, spine reinforced with tape. Some minor separation at a few folds. Maps bright and clean. Very good. An attractive pairing of two maps, one of Minnesota and the other of Dakota Territory, prepared by Rand, McNally & Company as commissioned by the Minnesota Loan & Trust Company. Important geographic features are noted and all counties are shaded in color. A nice promotional item. Quite rare. Not in Phillips MAPS, Rumsey, nor in CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST: MINNESOTA. OCLC notes a copy at Brown University.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        L'EVANGELISTE.

      E. Dentu Editeur 1883 - In-12 ( 190 X 125 mm ) de V-375 pages, demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à nerfs orné de riches caissons dorés et mosaïqués, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures et dos conservés. Edition originale un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande. Très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure non signée mais d'excellente facture. De la bibliothèque d'Emmanuel RODOCANACHI ( Ex-libris ). Littérature Edition-originale [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        L Algerie. Histoire, conquete et colonisation. Ouvrage illustre de 4 chromolitographies, de 3 belles cartes en couleur et de plus de 200 gravures sur bois (Dont 22 hors texte). Kollationiert.

      Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie 1883 - OHLdr., ii, 708 S., 4° mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen, 4 farb. Chromolitographien u. 3 gefalt. farb. Karten im Anhang. Reichverzierter Einband mit Goldprägung auf Vorder-, Hinterdecke u. Rücken, vergoldeter Schnitt, gemusterte Vorsätze. Buchhändlerschildchen auf Vorsatzplatz eingeklebt. Einband gering berieben u. auf HAGel. leicht gebrochen (gelockert), Ecken wenig beschabt. Seiten stellenweise gering stockfleckig. Eine Litographie etwas lädiert - Seidenschutzpapier abgerissen - Rückstände leider auf die Tafel angeklebt. Karten unbeschädigt, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Official Dispatches and Letters of Rear Admiral Du Pont, U. S. Navy. 1846- 48.1861-63

      Wilmington, DE: Press of Ferris Bros., Printers, 1883 - Both this work and DuPont's EXTRACTS FROM PRIVATE JOURNAL-LETTERS - were issued in privately printed editions of only fifty copies for private distribution, and are exceedingly rare. Eberstadt states that the present volume is even rarer than its companion. The first section is devoted to dispatches sent by Du Pont from California during the Mexican War, when he transported Fremont and his troops from Monterey to San Diego and attacked Mexican shipping in the Gulf of California. He also commanded the Atlantic blockading forces against the Confederacy for the first two years of the Civil War. This copy has ownership inscriptions from two Du Pont family members on the front flyleaf, A. Bidermann Du Pont and Meta Du Pont Coleman First edition, one of 50 copies. 8vo. [2], 531pp. Contemporary three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Extremities worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front flyleaf. Internally quite clean. Very good. Eberstadt 132:174; Howes D589, "b" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Residence and Ranch of James Tyler, 8 Miles from Guadalupe, Santa Barbara Co. Cal./ Antonio Tognazzini?s Dairy, Near Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, Co. Cal.

      Oakland, 1883 This dual picture hand-colored lithograph "Residence and Ranch of James Tyler, 8 Miles from Guadalupe, Santa Barbara Co. Cal./ Antonio Tognazzini?s Dairy, Near Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, Co. Cal." measures 11.75" x 8.75" and is in good condition with light staining and foxing throughout and evidence of previous binding to the left edge.The two residences illustrated in Santa Barbara County are expertly hand-colored and show the daily life of farmers and agriculture workers in the late 19th century. Illustrated with scale, these delightful images show the crops of the Tyler ranch and the pigs, cows and horse livestock of the Tognazzini diary.Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called ?combination atlas maps.? In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes.After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 1870s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Northern California. In partnership with Albert West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, houses, and other features of the settlements of Alameda County.

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        Excalfatoria Minima, Gould

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Excalfatoria Minima, Gould, from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in mint condition. Measuring 15" x 21.75", this lithograph displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Minute Quail, small birds are expertly hand-colored, the males with blue bodies, brown wings and black and white necks and collars and the female in shades of tan and brown. Precise lines define and detail their feathers and create the intricate and colorful patterns of feathers.John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society.His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.One of Gould's greatest achievements, the ?Birds of Asia? was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of ?Birds of Asia?, Gould?s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored.Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist.?Birds of Asia? was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

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        Blue-Headed Racket-Tailed Parrot] Prioniturus Discosurus

      by the Author, [London 1883 - Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Gould and H.C.Richter, printed by Walter & Cohn. A fine image of two parrots from John Gould's magnificent folio work "The Birds of Asia." The intended geographical range of "The Birds of Asia" was enormous, and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless self-belief of the 19th-century's best known ornithologist. In his all-encompassing work John Gould includes species from all corners of the eastern world, as Richard Bowdler Sharpe noted the work covers "Species from Palestine to the eastward, and from the Moluccas to the west." Gould chose to record the bird life from an area which, with the exception of the tropical areas of the American continent, includes the widest, and most colourful variety of bird life to be found anywhere in the world. Cf. Anker 178; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 368; cf. Sauer 17; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p.258.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Excalfatoria Chinensis (Chinese Quail)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Excalfatoria Chinensis, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition with slight discoloration around the margins. Measuring 15" x 21.75", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Chinese Quail, these birds are expertly hand-colored the male with a rich blue body, rufous underside, brown back and wings and black throat with white stripes. The female is colored and shades of brown with deep and intricate patterns throughout her plumage. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of Gould's greatest achievements, the “Birds of Asia” was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of “Birds of Asia”, Gould’s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored. Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist. “Birds of Asia” was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Residence and Ranch of James Tyler, 8 Miles from Guadalupe, Santa Barbara Co. Cal./ Antonio Tognazzini’s Dairy, Near Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, Co. Cal.

      Oakland 1883 - This dual picture hand-colored lithograph "Residence and Ranch of James Tyler, 8 Miles from Guadalupe, Santa Barbara Co. Cal./ Antonio Tognazzini’s Dairy, Near Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, Co. Cal." measures 11.75" x 8.75" and is in good condition with light staining and foxing throughout and evidence of previous binding to the left edge. The two residences illustrated in Santa Barbara County are expertly hand-colored and show the daily life of farmers and agriculture workers in the late 19th century. Illustrated with scale, these delightful images show the crops of the Tyler ranch and the pigs, cows and horse livestock of the Tognazzini diary. Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called “combination atlas maps.” In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes. After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 1870s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Northern California. In partnership with Albert West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, houses, and other features of the settlements of Alameda County.

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        Hemicercus Concretus

      This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Hemicercus Concretus, from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in mint condition. Measuring 21.75" x 15", this lithograph displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Javan Heart-Spotted Woodpeckers, these dynamic birds are expertly hand-colored with black and tan bodies, one with a vibrant red crest and the other with a more muted gray crest. Precise lines define and detail the intricate patterns of their plume the lush mossy branches add depth to this dynamic image.John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them.One of Gould's greatest achievements, the ?Birds of Asia? was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of ?Birds of Asia?, Gould?s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored.Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist.?Birds of Asia? was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

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        Residence of Joseph Sexton, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Co. Cal.

      Oakland, 1883 This dual picture hand-colored lithograph "Residence of Joseph Sexton, Goleta, Santa Barbara, Co. Cal." measures 8.75" x 11.75" and is in very good condition with light staining along the lower margin. This finely colored and expertly detailed lithograph shows the fine home of Joseph Sexton, nestled within the lavish gardens and trees of Goleta, a town in Santa Barbara County. The vibrant white house is accented with green shutters, mimicking the lush green surroundings and fruit trees.Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called ?combination atlas maps.? In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes.After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 1870s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Northern California. In partnership with Albert West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, houses, and other features of the settlements of Alameda County.

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        L'oeuvre complet de Rembrandt, décrit et commenté par Eugène Dutuit et reproduit à l'aide des procédés de l'héliogravure par M. Charreyre

      Paris: A. Lévy, 1883. Large 4to. 2 volumes in 4. One of 500 numbered copies. Bound in 1/2 morocco; most covers detached. Mounted plates. Foxing throughout. Entries: 363 prints by, 6 doubtful and 2 rejected prints. Millimeters. Inscriptions. States. Described. Located (selection). Survey of major public and private collections of Rembrandt etchings. Concordance with [B. Remb.], Claussin, Wilson, Blanc and Middleton.

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        Scarce 14k gold ?Sons of the Revolution? medal ? with bust of George Washington in high relief - in original presentation case

      n.p., n.d. "The Sons of the Revolution was formed in New York City in 1883 from organizational plans launched in 1876 by John Austin Stevens, a member of the Order of the Cincinnati. On the obverse of the 14k gold medal here offered is a soldier in a 0.5? x 1? oval, with 13 gold stars at the ovals circumference. Atop the oval is an eagle with wings down. On the reverse, in a similarly sized oval, is a bust of General George Washington in high relief with ?Sons of the Revolution? in arc above the portrait and ?1883? below it. Engraved on the verso of the eagle is the mint which produced this medal ?BB&B./Phila? (Bailey Banks & Biddle Philadelphia) and the serial number ?4554."" On the verso of the 13 stars are ?Alfred Lawrence Aiken? at the left and ?Jan 27 1930? at the right. The medal is suspended by a 1.5? x 1.25? gold-blue-gold ribbon and clasp. The scarce presentation case is 2? x 4.5? x .1?. Alfred Lawrence Aiken (1870-1946), prominent Boston banker, a Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1914-1917) and a longtime admirer of Alexander Hamilton, aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington and his first Secretary of the Treasurer."

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        Faune de la Sénégambie.

      Livraisons I-III (instead of 5). Paris, O. Doin, 1883-1884. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Royal-8vo. With 45 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with 4 raised bands and gilt-lettered label. Anker 425-426 (listing the ornithological part only): "The work deals with no fewer than 686 species, stated to belong to the fauna of Senegambia. Their places of occurence are given and also information about their geographical distribution, together with occasional descriptions of the birds"; B.M.(N.H.) IV, 1715; Ronsil 2608. All above parts have been printed separately from "Actes de la Société Linnéene de Bordeaux" and their collation is as follows: (I:) MAMMIFERES. pp. 157, (1), with 9 handcoloured plates - (II:) POISSONS. pp. (5), 166, (1), with 6 handcoloured plates - (III:) OISEAUX. pp. 370, (6), with 30 handcoloured plates. A very good clean copy of this rare faunistic work.

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        West- und Mittel- Russland. Handbuch für Reisende. Erste Ausgabe 1883

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker 1883 - OLWd., LII, 442 S., 8° mit gefalt. Karten, Plänen u. Grundrissen im Text. Klassischer Einband mit Goldprägung auf Vorderdecke u. Rücken. ExLibris auf Vorsatzplatz. Exemplar etwas berieben und bestoßen. Leinwand auf Rückengelenk gering eingerissen. Beide Innengelenke leicht gebrochen/gelockert. Karrten unbeschädigt, stellenweise minimal repariert, sonst festes u. frisches Exemplar. Selten. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de botanique médicale phanérogamique.

      Hachette & Cie 1883 - Livre d'occasion 2 vol., in-8 bradel demi toile marine, plats marbrés, pièces de titre bordeaux, 1499 pp., 3487 fig. in-t. de A. Faguet, table alphabétique. La 1ère partie contient un précis de l'organographie, de l'histologie et de la physiologie végétales et la 2ème partie renferme une caractéristique sommaire des plantes employées en médecine et des plantes vénéneuses que le médecin doit connaître. Condition : Coins et bords des plats usés, pièces de titre en partie manquante, dos par endroit décolorés, bonne condition intérieure. 2485g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principles Of Logic

      London; Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co.; 1883; calf binding; - 1st ed.; A handsome copy in contemporary plum colored , gilt framed calf, full gilt panelled spine with floral motif; arms of Pembroke College attractively embossed in gilt on covers, marbled endpapers & edges. Bradley (1846-1924), Fellow of Merton College, Oxford and a philosopher of considerable reputation; his Principles Of Logic represented a singular contribution in its attempt to separate logic from psychology and the mirages created by the artificiality of language. An important 1st edition in philosophy & a beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Atlantic Highlands Monmouth County New Jersey.

      J. C. Nobles, New York 1883 - Photo-lithograph with hand-coloring. Water stain at lower left corner, but overall a good example. Geo. Cooper; Civil Engr. Red Bank, N.J. Copyright 1883 by J. C. Nobles. Photo-lith. by Robert A. Welcke 178 William St. N. Y. Sheet size: 16 3/4 x 27 7/8". Inventory#: p1103pmat.

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        Voyage à travers la Mongolie et la Chine.

      Hachette 1883 - Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1883. Grand in 8 de VI-561pp., reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés à quadruples filets dorés, un filet d'encadrement estampé, titre doré encadré d'un filet doré, carte illustrant le parcours à travers une partie du continent asiatique, frontispice orné d'un portrait de l'auteur, 90 illustrations en noir in texte dont 61 à pleine page, certaines exécutées à partir de photographies, dédicace au stylo bleu faite à l'occasion d'un cadeau portant la date de 1976 sur la deuxième page de garde, plats et coupes légèrement frottés, quelques rousseurs éparses, titre en noir et en rouge sur la page de titre, bel exemplaire. L'auteur (1843-1919) participa à l'expédition commerciale et scientifique de Sosnovsky et Matoussovsky qui voyagèrent à travers la Sibérie, le lac Baïkal et la Mongolie durant les années 1874 et 1875. Ils furent les premiers explorateurs à traverser entièrement le désert de Gobi de Berkul à Lanjou, et firent un circuit entre Pékin et Shanghai avant de retourner d'abord en Mongolie, puis à nouveau à travers le désert de Gobi, pour enfin regagner leur pays d'origine. Cet ouvrage est le seul récit de ce voyage, qui fut publié pour la première fois en langue russe en 1880. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Harrow Atlas of Modern Geography with Index

      London. Letts and Son Co. 1883. Bound in 3/4 blind ruled calfskin and cloth covered boards. Tri-gilt ruled spine compartments with blind embossed edging. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morroco labels. Marbled endsheets. Small Folio (9" x 12"). Illustrated with 30 double page maps in full colour. A handsome atlas which amongst other highlights, lays down the African discoveries ofr Stanley, the Asian discoveries of Captain Nordenskjold, North American and Arctic discoveries of Captain Nares and others. Additionally depicted are great trunk railway lines. This copy from the library of Sir David Salomons 1797-1893 (famed architect, Lord Mayor of London and Baronet) and bears his bookplate to front pastedown as well as a small rubber stamping to title page. Front cover slightly bowed. Various rubbing to covers and spine. Covers sunned and a bit soiled with rear cover cloth unsunned and hence, darker. Several maps bound out of sequence, but all present. A Very Good copy with Fine, crisp, unmarred maps.

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        THE DIOTHAS OR A FAR LOOK AHEAD, by Ismar Thiusen [pseudonym]

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. 1883. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-iv 1-358 [359-360: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear,. original decorated mustard cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, decorated white endpapers with floral pattern printed in light orange.. Early owner's signature dated 6 November 1883 on front flyleaf, a. fine, bright copy. A rare book, especially in this condition. (#8438). First edition. American utopia of the far future, a rare precursor of Bellamy's LOOKING BACKWARD (1888). There are close resemblances to Bellamy's utopia and some early critics incorrectly claimed Bellamy plagiarized Macnie's book. In a mesmeric journey to 26th century the hero discovers a highly regulated utopia. "As perhaps the second most important American nineteenth-century ideal society THE DIOTHAS has been examined for connections with Edward Bellamny's LOOKING BACKWARD. There are certain obvious similarities between the two books ... But it must also be pointed out that their common ground is general to the utopian tradition, and that Macnie's conservative, puritanical ideal society differs greatly from Bellamy's ideal socialist state. THE DIOTHAS is well written and is very readable, with exposition and story well integrated." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2166. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1131. See Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 114-15, Roemer (ed), America as Utopia, pp. 297-98, and Suvin, Metamorphoses of Science Fiction, p. 177. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2166. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy 211 (citing a later edition). Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 732. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 193. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1985, p. 70. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 192. Reginald 14054. Wright (III) 3556 (4 locations).

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        Games Played in the London International Chess Tournament, 1883

      London: Jas Wade, 1883. 24.8cm x 16.5cm. lvi, 371 pages. Details (including notes) of all the games played by J.H. Zukertort, W. Steinitz, J.H. Blackburne, M. Tchigorin, B. Englisch. G. H. Mackenzie, J. Mason, S. Rosenthal, S. Winawer, H.E. Bird, J. Mortimer, Dr Noa, A. Sellman, and the Rev A.B. Skipworth. Also a selection of games played in the Vizayanagaram Tournament. Original crimson cloth decorated and titled in gilt on the upper board and spine. Black rules and decorations on upper board. The boards (especially the lower board) and the spine are waterstained. Three small holes in the cloth of the upper board. Very slight bleeding of the red cloth dye to bottom edge of prelims, else internally fine with no foxing at all. "F.G. Richardson, 3rd Prize, Victorian Chess Club" written in a contemporary hand on the title page. Rare.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair.

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        Zeitschrift des Bergischen Geschichtsvereins. 21 Bände mit 36 Heften + 3 Registerbände

      Elberfeld/Bergischer Geschichtsverein 1883 (1883-1951) - Band 18, Band 37 - 72, es fehlt der Band 54!!! 18. Bd.: Jahrgang 1882, 37. Bd.: Jahrgang 1904, 38. Bd.: Jahrgang 1905, 39/40. Bd.: Jahrgang 1906/07, 41/42. Bd.: Jahrgang 1908/09, 43/44. Bd.: Jahrgang 1910/11, 45/46. Bd.: Jahrgang 1912/13, 47/48. Bd.: Jahrgang 1914/15, 49/50. Bd.: Jahrgang 1916/17, 51. Bd.: Jahrgang 1918/19, 52/53. Bd.: Jahrgang 1920/21 + 1922, 55/56. Bd.: Jahrgang 1925/26 + 1927, 58. Bd.: Jahrgang 1929, 59. Bd.: Jahrgang 1930, 60/61. Bd.: Jahrgang 1931 + 1932/33, 62/63. Bd.: Jahrgang 1934 + 1935, 64/65. Bd.: Jahrgang 1936 + 1937, 66/67. Bd.: Jahrgang 1938 + 1939, 68/69. Bd.: Jahrgang 1940 + 1941/42, 70. Bd.: Jahrgang 1949, 71/72. Bd.: Jahrgang 1951 + 1952, 1. Registerband: Register zu Bd. 1 bis 27 der Monatsschrift und Bd. 1 und 2 der Mitteilungen des Bergischen Geschichtsvereins, Jahr 1957, 474 S., 2. Registerband: Register zu den Bänden 31-60, Jahr 1936, 484 S., komplett kopiert und eingebunden, 3. Registerband: Register zu Band 61 bis 80 der Zeitschrift des Bergischen Geschichtsvereins, Jahr 1972, 379 S.!!! In rotem Leinen gebunden. Buchrücken und Einband an den Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben / bestoßen. Bei Bd. 38, 39/40, 41/42 und 43/44 Aufkleber des Vorbesitzers auf Vorsatz. Bei Bd. 71/72 Namensstempel auf Titelblatt. 2. Registerband mit wenigen kl. weißen Flecken auf Buchdeckel. Gesamt sehr ordentlich - sauber, fest und vollständig!!! - Ihr Versandantiquariat Der-Philo-soph, der Online-Händler mit der schnellen Lieferung! An Werktagen versandfertig innerhalb 24 Stunden! 10060 S. Deutsch 17000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hochgebirgs - Fantasien. Mödling, Rablbund 1924. Fol. 1 Bl., mit 8 signierten, orig. Lithographien von E. Schaffran, lose in OHlwd.-Mappe.

      . . Nicht in Dreyer.- Seltenes Mappenwerk; jede Tafel rechts unten von Emmerich Schaffran (1883 Wien 1961) eigenh. signiert.- Die Lithographien tragen folgende Titel: "Winter, Bergsee, Nebeltreiben, Wächter der Einsamkeit, Einsame Alm, Nebelmeer, Der Tote Baum, Mondnacht".- Ebd. leicht berieben, sonst ordentliches Exemplar.

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        From the Thames to the Tiber: 3 Volume Set (Handwritten Diary of Thoughts and Sketches of Italy and Other Places)

      1883 - 3 matching HB volumes in pebble-effect dark blue calf with small gilt fleur de lys in corners, all page edges gilt and red marbled endpapers. Spines have 5 raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decor. Each volume is handwritten and preliminary page reads 'These strong thoughts and sketches of Italy and other places have been gathered together and given with much love to my little daughter Edith on her ninth birthday, Wm. Bullock, November 18th 1883' and each also contain a sepia photo portrait of Bullock. Introduction is accompanied by sepia photos of Laura E. Bullock, Walter F. Bullock and Edith. Each volume is handwritten in copperplate on right hand side with photos on left hand side. Vol. I. is 105pp. most pages with photo on left, Vol. II. is 117pp. and Vol. III. is 116pp. Towards the end of Vol. III. there is a summary from Macclesfield that includes photos of Macclesfield Park, Aberystwyth, York Minster, Barmouth, Wood Band (possible family home), family portraits, Shrewsbury, Old Sun Inn MacclesfieldCongleton Town Hall and Alderley Mill. This unique quality set allows a fascinating look at the life of a local man and his family (believe that William Bullock was a silk merchant) Each vol size: 13 x 20.5cm.

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        Mr. Scarborough's Family

      Chatto & Windus, London 1883 - In 3 vols.; Victorian three decker novel; publisher's original blue-green cloth; lettering in gilt on spines; design in brown on front covers and on spines; gilt is bright; [308] pages plus 32 pages of publisher's ads in Vol. 1; [326] and [325]; ads are dated March 1883; slightest shelf wear rubbing at extremities; a few tips lightly bumped; no previous owner's signatures, inscriptions, book plates or other internal markings; minor coffee mark on front of vol.2 and 3; inner joints professionally strengthened; Sadleir 66; not in Wolff; a handsome set. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lancet. A journal of British and foreign medicine, physiology, surgery, chemistry, criticism, literature, and news. [Vol 1 No. 1: July - Nov. 1883. First 5 issues]

      New York: The Industrial Publication (1883) - Physical desc.: 512 p. 27 cm. Subject: Medicine -- Periodicals -- Treatment. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked leather over 1/2 marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. Some wear to spine. 1 Kg. 512 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Rome and the Roman people, from its origin to the establishment of the Christian empire / by Victor Duruy ; edited by J.P. Mahaffy and compiled and edited by Kelly & Co. [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1883-1886, 1883, Hardback, Book Condition: Very GoodVery good copies bound in contemporary cloth. Gilt-blocked leather spine labels, somewhat worn. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Some staining and scuffs evident to boards. Top edges gilt, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. Bright and clean internally, with just some scattered foxing around the prelim. and terminal leaves of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 29 cm. Contents: v.1. Primitive history to the end of the second Punic War -- v.2. From the Battle of Zama to end of the first Triumvirate -- v.3. Caesar, Ocatvius, to the commencement of Augustus -- v.4. From Augustus to the death of Trajan -- v.5. Hadrian, Antonius, Marcus Aurelius; and Roman society in the earlier empire -- v.6. From the accession of Commodus to the death of Diocletian. Notes: Translated by Mr. Clarke and M. M. Ripley; vols. II-VI, compiled by Kelly and Co.). Maps, 1 photo-engr., 37 (tinted and chromo-) photo-lithogr., cuts and photo-zincotypes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Translated from the French.

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        Pruebas de restauracion de la primera edicion del quijote

      Imprenta Tiburcio Martinez, Palencia 1883 - Paginas:836 Encuadernacion:1/2 piel y cartone [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Residence of Thomas Clark, Upper Ojai Valley, Ventura, Co. Cal., Ventura Flouring Mill 3 Miles North from San Buenaventura Cal.

      Oakland, 1883 This dual picture hand-colored lithograph "Residence of Thomas Clark, Upper Ojai Valley, Ventura, Co. Cal., Ventura Flouring Mill 3 Miles North from San Buenaventura Cal. " measures 11.75" x 8.75" and is in very good condition with light foxing and evidence of previous binding to the left edge. This finely colored and expertly detailed lithograph shows the Clarke residence as either visitors or the owners arrive back from their travels. The serene setting shows their land, livestock and barn and their yard where a woman and her dogs walk. The lower image of the flouring mill illustrate the daily workings at the mill as carriages arrive to pick up the flour. Set against an abstract hillside, the flour is shown being brought between warehouses and storing facilities to be distributed.Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called ?combination atlas maps.? In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes.After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 1870s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Northern California. In partnership with Albert West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, houses, and other features of the settlements of Alameda County.

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        The Parochial Hymn Book

      W. Watson & Co Ltd, Preston, 1883, Cloth covers, Book Condition: Good+Undated but c.1883. 281 hymns with words (no music). Pages crisp and clean. Cloth covers quite faded. Binding slightly loose at the ends. Name written in ink on first page, Overall good / good+ condition for a very scarce, old book. We welcome visitors to our large shop just outside Kelso in the Scottish Borders so please come and visit! ****Price includes UK P&P**** For overseas orders please email me.

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        History of Saint Louis City and County. From the Earliest Periods to the Present Day: Including Biographical Sketches of Representative Men. (First Edition, 2 Volumes)

      Louis H Everts & Co., Philadelphia 1883 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Two volumes half maroon morocco leather blind stamp gilt decorated and lettered on front board and spine. Spines relaid professionally. Corners bumped and worn as is the spine. Silk endsheets and red and black title pages. Photos available upon request. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arctic Oil Works. San Francisco, Cal

      1883 - Oil on canvas with letters in the lower margin, after the lithographed view of the same title published by Bosqui. 18 inches x 26 inches, original wooden stretchers. Nineteenth century painting depicting the Arctic Oil Works in San Francisco, the principal whale oil refinery on the west coast. "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 locatioin 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" ( California on Stone ). 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 original stretches, and dates from the late 19th century. California on Stone, pp. 60-61; J. Russell Harper, Early Painters and Engravers in Canada , p. 39.

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        Treasure Island

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1883. Octavo (178 × 116 mm). Mid 20th-century dark green crushed morocco by Bayntun (Riviere), spine lettered in gilt, compartments with gilt raised bands and gilt ship motifs, ship vignette to front board in gilt, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in a green linen slipcase. Frontispiece map with captions printed in red, brown and blue and tissue-guard. Publisher's adverts discarded by the binder. Spine very faintly sunned, internally fresh; a very good copy. First edition, with the following textual points of first issue: "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 "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. One point varies: the "8", usually dropped from the pagination on page 83, is present here.

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        A History of British Birds, with coloured illustrations of their eggs (four volumes)

      R H Porter for the author, 1883, hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacketfour volumes, tall 8vo, half green leather lettered gilt to spines, marbled boards, top edges gilt, raised bands to spines which are faded to brown, marbled endpapers, foxing to volume I but generally a very good set, volume IV contains the 68 full page plates, 614, 600, 665pp & plates, Book

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