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        Vivia Innominata (Speckled Piculet)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Vivia Innominata, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text and a few light foxing marks. Measuring 21.5" x 15", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Spreckled Piculets, these birds are expertly hand-colored with brown heads and wings and black and white spotted undersides and tail-feathers. Their positioning on the branch allows for the coloring throughout their bodies to be appreciated. Precise lines define and detail their feathers, patterns and stripes around their eyes. 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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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. (&quote;Rob. Franz&quote;).

      Halle, 21. Juni 1883.. 1 S. Qu.-schmal-4to.. Fünf Anfangstakte eines Allegro für Pianoforte. - Robert Franz war seit 1842 Dirigent der Halleschen Singakademie gewesen, die unter seiner Leitung eine bedeutende Stellung im kulturellen Leben der Stadt einnehmen sollte; 1867 mußte er jedoch sein Amt wegen Schwerhörigkeit aufgeben. &quote;Durch eine Ehrengabe in Höhe von 30 000 Talern, welche der Sänger Frhr. Senfft v. Pilsach, einer der treuesten Freunde des Meisters, 1873 aus privaten Mitteln zusammenbrachte, wurde er aller Not enthoben. Während der vergangenen Jahrzehnte mehr und mehr als Liederkomponist hervorgetreten, beendete Franz sein Schaffen 1884 mit seinem Liederheft op. 52 und schloß die Reihe seiner Kompositionen 1886 mit einem 4stimmigen Trinkspruch für Männerchor&quote; (MGG IV, 816f.). - Zusammen mit einer alten Katalogbeschreibung auf Trägerpapier montiert.

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        Sasia Abnormis (Malayan Piculet)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Sasia Abnormis, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text. Measuring 21.5" x 15", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Malayan Piculets, these birds are expertly hand-colored with red-orange undersides, crimson eye circles, and brown and black wings and tail-feathers. The positioning of these small birds on the branch allows for the different areas of color throughout their bodies to be appreciated. Precise lines define and detail their feathers giving these birds definition and dimension. 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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        The Journal of Indian Art (Articles and plates from Issues No. 13(?) & No. 14)

      W. Griggs, London 1883 - Folio. 101-124pp. & 22 plates and 2 plans. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Illustrated with chromolithographs, duo-tone & b/w plates showing Indian textiles, woodwork, metalwork, ceramics as well as two identical ground plans of the Indian section at the Royal Colonial and Indian Exhibition. Includes three double-page plates. Six chromolithographs with stunning gold and silver overprinting. Text in first section with illustrated initial and articles on the Punjab Court Screen, Kashmir Court Screen (among various other provinces), Punjab Cotton Prints, Punjab Court (wood-carving, metal manufactures, jewelry, pottery, lacquered ware, wood inlaid work, and ivory carving), Madras, Tanjore & Mysore, Indian Stone carving, Kanon-Kwan-Yin-Avalokitesvara. Decorative tailpieces. Section of issue 14 (115-124pp.) with article by Thomas Wardle entitled "The Journal of Indian Art on The Indian Silk Culture Court at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition" by Thomas Wardle, followed by "Famous Monuments of Central India" by R. C. Temple. Text section with one full-page engraving of "The Gwalior Gateway." Five areas on "Pigeon House, Baroda" plate repaired with tape on front and verso, not affecting image. Closed tear on bottom corner of that leaf. Some age wear, staining and scuffing on binding. Tail of spine slightly frayed. Minor age toning to outer edges of some interior pages, few finger smudges on margins. "56" in small numbers stamped on top margin of first page. Parts of Issue 13(?) and 14 of "The Journal of Indian Art" with spectacular chromolithographs in rich, vibrant colors. Overall good condition, plates clean and bright. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IMITATION DE JÉSUS CHRIST. [with] MICHELANT, H. L'IMITATION DE JÉSUS-CHRIST. HISTORIQUE DE L'ORNEMENTATION DES MANUSCRITS & EXPLICATION DES PLANCHES

      Paris: Gruel et Engelmann, 1883. No. 228 OF 402 COPIES, printed for subscriber Madame Jacquin de Marillac n. Hardcover. 371 x 283 mm (14 5/8 x 11 1/8"). Two volumes. French translation by F. de Lamennais. No. 228 OF 402 COPIES, printed for subscriber Madame Jacquin de Marillac. STATELY ORIGINAL BURGUNDY ELABORATELY BLIND-STAMPED MOROCCO BY LÉON GRUEL (stamp-signed at foot of spine), covers panelled in the style of the 16th century, with two decorative filigree rolls and multiple plain rules framing a central panel, that panel composed of five repeating blind rolls featuring birds, monkeys, dogs, and a hunter; raised bands, blind-ruled compartments, gilt titling, turn-ins with intricate gilt tooling, burgundy silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Companion volume in matching burgundy three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, also by Gruel. Each volume in an excellent recent maroon folding cloth box. CHROMOLITHOGRAPHED THROUGHOUT, all pages with elaborate borders in a number of Medieval styles, and WITH FOUR FULL-PAGE MINIATURES from the life of Christ. Vicaire IX, 497. A few barely perceptible imperfections internally, but A BEAUTIFUL COPY in a pristine binding. This is a very attractively bound and remarkably well-preserved copy of the deluxe version of this special edition of "Imitation of Christ"; it is surely one of the grandest of the extravagantly chromolithographed books of devotion produced by Gruel & Engelmann in the late 19th century. Our edition is a slightly fanciful large-format production that puts the text in the form of an illuminated manuscript, with a separate commentary volume by H. Michelant. It is a fine piece of printing with one of the most decorative colophons we've ever seen: a grisaille miniature of a scribe at his desk, writing out the names of the artists and calligrapher who collaborated on the work, with the copy number and subscriber name printed on the cover of a book lying on the floor beside him. Gruel was one of the most famous and important "fin de siècle" French binders. In her "Bookbinders and their Craft," Prideaux says that the Gruel firm, founded in 1811, "always had the highest reputation . . . for initiative in artistic matters, as well as for irreproachable execution in the detail of its many-sided achievements." In 1851, the widowed Madame Gruel married a printer, M. Englemann, and they joined forces to print and bind beautifully produced volumes like the present item. The business was managed by several family members over the years, and the list of binders who trained at the Gruel atelier is the most distinguished in Europe. The present deluxe binding makes a striking impression because of its substantial size, the quality of its materials, and the expert blind tooling of its crushed morocco.

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        Mexico a Traves De Los Siglos Historia General Y Completa Del Densenuolvimento Social, Politico, Religioso, Militar, Artistico, Cientifico Y Literario De Mexico Desde La Antigüedad Mas Remota Hasta La Epoca Actual. ( 1883 - 1890 ) Mexico a Traves of Ages General and Complete History of Densenuolvimento Social, Political, Religious, Military, Artistic, Scientific and Literary Mexico from Remotest Antiquity to the Present Era. 5 Volume Set

      Espasa Barcelona, Barcelona 1883 - Hardcover. 5 Volume Set published between 1883 and 1890. Half leather with Red cloth boards. Elaborat Decorative gold gilt stamped front cover. Slight wear to leather, else Very Good condition. Profusely illustrated with chromolithographs and black & white engravings throughout. Volume I : Ancient History and Conquest (from antiquity to 1521) Volume II : History of the Vice-royalty (1521 - 1807) Volume III : War of Independence (1808 - 1821) Volume IV : Independent Mexico (1821 - 1855) Volume V : Reform (1855 - 1867). Published in spanish language in Barcelona. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two ALsS as President of the Woman?s National Christian Temperance Union and an AQS ?For God & Home & Native Land.?

      Various, 1883-1890 Comprises:Autograph Letter Signed ?Frances E. Willard? as President, 2p, 5.25? x 8.25?, front & verso. On stationery of the Woman?s National Christian Temperance Union, New York, November 17, 1883. To Prof. Hopkins. Paper damage at upper edge. Very good condition. In part, ?While the Board of Directors of The Union Signal has the highest appreciation of The American Reformer, it feels that it could not compass the conditions of your offer & do justice to its own undertaking...?Autograph Quotation Signed ?Frances E. Willard,? 1p, 4.75? x 4.24?. In full, ?For God & Home / & Native Land / Frances E. Willard / Washington, D.C. / 28 Mar. ?88.? Horizontal fold through signature. Fine condition.Autograph Letter Signed ?Frances E. Willard? as President, 1p, 5.5? x 8.25?. On stationery of the National Woman?s Christian Temperance Union, Evanston, Illinois. Strengthened at folds on verso. In full, ?En route in N.J. My dear Sister: You

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        "Dr. Watt's second catechism, translated into Japanese by Rev. T. Kawakatsu."

      Yokohama: Evangelical Publication Society. 1883. "Square 16mo, pp. [2], 34; original printed wrappers showing a bird on a bough within a decorative woodcut border, and on the back the title in Japanese and English within a different decorative woodcut border; woodcut vignette on title-p., woodcut headpiece; some soiling, ink stain at top of back cover, occasional mild dampstaining, else very good. & & Interlinear text in Japanese in roman and hiragana character. & & Rutgers only in OCLC."

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        LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. original cloth, spine and front board gilt and black stamped. 8vo. original cloth, spine and front board gilt and black stamped. 624 pages. McBride 84-5. First edition, first state. Includes illustration of the author in flames, p. 441, and captioned illustration of "The St. Louis Hotel", p. 443. A second intermediate issue was released with no illustration on p. 441. "It it" on page 444. A first hand account of navigating the Mississippi by riverboat, focusing on the changes since the end of the Civil War. Written concurrently with Huckleberry Finn with similar themes. Sold by subscription only. Laid in is a first printing of "The Suppressed Chapter of Life on the Mississippi," printed as a limited, numbered edition of 250, circa 1913. This chapter was omitted by the publisher because of its critique of racial, political and social practices in the South after Reconstruction, which would have "a detrimental effect upon the Southern buyer" (BAL 3519). It was nonetheless printed as a leaflet. See also Caroline Ticknor, "Mark Twain's Missing Chapter," in The Bookman, May 1914. Also laid in is an unsigned letter to Arthur Rushmore, then at Harper & Brothers in New York, dated April 29, 1927 from Bellemoor (Wilmington), Delaware. The unknown writer apparently illustrated a later edition of Twain and expresses gratitude to the addressee and Mr. (Frank) Schoonover for their confidence in him. Front board and spine stamped in black and gilt. Frontispiece. Black and white illustrations throughout. Table of contents, list of illustrations, and four appendices Scuffed at edges, corners slightly bumped. The volume has been recased with the inner hinges repaired. Some pages in appendix folded along fore-edge.

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        RASHE PERAKIM: . LIKUTE AGADAH . HALAKHAH

      New York; John Wiley’s Sons 1883 - Publishers cloth. O. [4], 67, [1], 115 pages. 20 cm. First Edition. Singerman 3136. In Hebrew. ‘First Talmud Textbook for Jewish Children in America. ’ (Goldman) Added title page: ‘Rahshe Perahkim: being selections from the Talmud and the Midrashim: Part I. , Agada. Part II. , Halaka. Arranged for the use of students. ’ "Rashe Perakim contains vocalized selections from the Talmud and Midrash. It represents the first attempt to incorporate Talmud into elementary Jewish education in America. ‘My heart originally desired to add a translation and commentary in the language of this land, in order to benefit our youngsters; however, the heart is dependent on the pocket therefore my work leaves the print-shop without the addition of a translation’ (p. 4) " (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #288) . Arnold Bogumil David Ehrlich was a "Bible critic; born in Volodovka, near Brest-Litovsk, Russia, Jan. 15, 1848. Educated at the universities of Leipsic and Berlin, he later became assistant librarian of Oriental books in the Royal Library in Berlin. In 1878 he emigrated to the United States, settling in New York city, where he still (1903) resides. Since 1898 Ehrlich has devoted practically his entire time to his commentary on the Hebrew Bible, entitled ‘Mi? Ra ki-Peshu? O. " (EJ 1906) . Subjects: Midrash - Study and teaching. Talmud - Study and teaching. OCLC lists 8 copies. Cloth edges worn, backstrip contains some tears across, page edges lightly bumped, slight soiling in margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-36) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Erste und Zweite Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes

      Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1883 viii+228 pages with diagrams and tables lacks frontispiece. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 leather with black boards and gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5210) First edition.The city of Leipzig was the birthplace of the Deutschen Schachbund on July 18th, 1877. Over the next two years sixty-two chess clubs would become members of the foundling chess federation. Hofrat von Gottschall became the chairman of the federation and Hermann Zwanzig was made the general secretary. The Deutschen Schachbund reconvened at the Schützenhaus on July 15th, 1879. To commemorate the meeting, a Schachkongresse master's tournament was organized. This inaugural event was largely an internal affair. Three invitations went out to Austrian chess masters: Berthold Englisch, Karl Pitschel, and Adolf Schwarz. The remaining nine seats went to German chess masters: Louis and Wilfried Paulsen, Max Bier, Ernst Flechsig, Fritz Riemann, Emil Schallopp, Arnold Schottlaender, Johannes Von Minckwitz, and Carl Wemmers. The field and format were extremely limited, with two rounds being played on most days of the tournament. Records have been such that ten of the sixty-six games have not survived to the present day, and therefore they have been omitted from this collection. However, what began with the Deutschen Schachbund in Leipzig in 1879 would in the next two years evolve into one of the stronger and more widely recognized of international chess competitions the world would see over the course of the latter 19th century. Berthold Englisch won this event with 9 wins out of his eleven games.Condition:Rebound in three quarter leather, lacks frontispiece portrait else a very good copy of a scarce tournament.

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        The cities and cemeteries of Etruria.

      John Murray London 1883 - Third Edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., cxxviii, 501, [iii]; xv, 579, [i]pp., 2 folding maps, numerous wood-engraved plates and illustrations in the text, original green cloth gilt, a very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Direction des ballons. Notes sur le ballon et l'appareil de direction et d'aviation inventé et construit par J.-C. Pompéien-Piraud, ingénieur aéronautes.

      Imprimerie nouvelle 1883 - - Imprimerie nouvelle, Lyon 1883, 21x13,5cm., autre. - Edition originale. En frontispice, une gravure représentant le 'ballon et son appareil de navigation' construit par Pompéien-Piraud. Tableau synoptique des divers poids et surfaces d'ailes d'oiseau in-fine. Couverture avec une vignette gravée représentant une sorte de locomotive comportant des ailes et une queue ressemblant à celles de l'oiseau. Bel exemplaire. Plaquette publiée à compte d'auteur, de toute rareté. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two Panoramic Views. Photographien van den Regter Maasoever boven en beneden Maastricht. 1. Gezicht op den regter - Maasoever bij middelmatige overstrooming (29 December 1882). 2. Gezicht op dezelfde streek bij gewonen waterstand der Maas (4 Maart 1883).

      Maastricht, 1882 - 1883. Original photographs, albumen prints, two panoramic views, each in 3 parts, 17 x 55 cm on one mount (48,5 x 66 cm). - - - Twee Torens, IJzeren spoorbrug, Kasteel Borgharen, Locomotieven loods De Bek, Station der Staatsspoorw., Overstrooming tusschen Grand Centr. Belge, Limmel en Borgharen, Rijksweg v. Maastricht naar Meerssen, Toren Dorp Limmel, Kasteel Bethléem, Overstroomde Landerijen in het Meerssenerveld, Villa Kanjel. Bijlage van de Derde Memorie van Toelichting betrekkelijk de overstroomingen der Maas boven en beneden Maastricht, houdende tevens de Aanwijzing van de weg te ruimen hindernissen in de Maas, die den vrijen afvoer van het water der rivier beletten, en van de verbeteringen, noodzakelijk om de overstroomingen tegen te gaan. - Ingediend aan Z. E. den Minister van Waterstaat H. & N. en aan de leden der Tweede Kamer van de Staten - Generaal dato 18 Mei 1883 door het lid der provinciale Staten van Limburg, Eugène Regout te Meerssen. KEYWORDS:netherlands / maastricht

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        Atlas Universel de Géographie Moderne, Physique, Politique, Historique, Industriel, Commercial et Militaire. Adopté par le Ministère de la Guerre pour l'Ecole Militaire de Saint-Cyr.

      Librairie Furne, Jouvet et Cie 1883 - 1 vol. in-folio (format 45,5 x 33 cm) reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin à coins maroquiné vert, dos à 5 nerfs orné, fleurons, Librairie Furne, Jouvet et Cie, Paris, 1883, 2 ff. (table des cartes et titre), et 42 cartes en couleurs (toutes en double-page sauf la 34 : Grèce et la 35 ; Caucase et Crimée) Bon état (rel. lég. frottée, fente au mors intérieur mais reliure parfaitement solide, lég. rouss. sur les premières cartes, bon exemplaire par ailleurs) pour ce rare exemplaire, adopté pour l'Ecole Militaire de Saint-Cyr. Langue: Français

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        ART JAPONAIS

      1883 - GONSE, Louis. L'ART JAPONAIS. Paris: A. Quantin, 1883. 2 volumes, folio. No. 274 of 1400 copies, printed on papier velin. Volume I: [2],iv,310 pp.; Volume II: [4],369 pp. Each volume with 32 plates inserted, of which many are chromolithographs, and with numerous illustrations in the text. White silk over boards, with printed illustration and title to top board, and title printed to spine. The white silk has become rather grey and generally soiled over time, and is frayed at edges. The lower joint of Volume 2 is split, but the board remains attached. Text and plates are mostly clean despite occasional foxing. An early and important work which fueled Western interest in Japan and helped to initiate the 'Japonisme' which would culminate in Art Nouveau. Only a good copy of an increasingly hard-to-find title.

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        Geoffrey Chaucers Werke 3 Bände übersetzt von Adolf von Düring

      Grübner 1883 - 1886, Straßburg - 3 Seiten altersbedingt guter Zustand, Seiten altersgemäß vergilbt kartoniert

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        Poems

      Burr Printing House 1883 - Very-nice, clean condition. Original 1883 hardback - not a reprint. Very-scarce book. Cobalt-blue boards with gilt lettering. Gilt page edges. Boards are clean and bright, show light wear (rubbing around edges). 182 pages. Very-minor, small foxing spots in 6 locations. Pages show light tanning. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Preface by George Stevens - Jacksonville, Illinois. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de la Vega autour de l'Asie et de l'Europe.

      Hachette et C., 1883-85, Paris, - Due volumi in 4°, pagg. (4), IV, 481, (3); (4), 478, (2) con 293 incisioni su legno nel testo, due ritratti in acciaio fuori testo, 8 cartine geografiche nel testo e 10 carte geografiche ripiegate, due delle quali sono a colori. Legatura posteriore in mezza pelle con angoli, filetti e titoli oro al dorso, nervi. Opera "accompagné d'un résumé des voyages précédemment effectués le long des cotes septentrionales de l'ancien continent". Traduzione autorizzata dall'Autore e curata da CharlesRabot e Charles Lallemand. Prima edizione francese Resoconto della celebre esplorazione dello svedese Nordenskiöld in cerca del Passaggio di Nord-Est. L'imbarcazione a vapore "Vega" il cui equipaggio rimase intrappolato nei ghiacci per 10 mesi. Raggiunse l'Alaska nel luglio del 1879 e, proseguendo il viaggio lungo le coste cinesi ed il canale di Suez, rientrò a Stoccolma nell'aprile del 1880 compiendo così la prima circumnavigazione dell'Eurasia. Fioriture tipiche della carta. Per il resto buon esemplare. Bussoli, Esplorazioni polari, pagg. 127-130. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. .

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        Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1883 - Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. First edition, intermediate A with Twain’s head in the flames on page 441, but with St. Charles Hotel as the caption on page 443. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 624 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-207. Price: $1750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIAJE DE ESPAÑA, por un anónimo (1446-8).

      Traducido directamente del Alemán por E. G. R. Imp. Lit. V. Faure. Madrid, 1883 - . 31 cm. Portada+11 pág., XIX folios, 6 pág. de notas. Ilustr. con grabados. E. edit en tela, con ligeras manchas. * Rara edición tirada a 100 ejemplares en gran papel. Las iniciales de la traductores corresponden a doña Emilia Gayangos de Riaño. Figura en Foulche-Delbosch nº 9. En la portada va una etiqueta de la "Junta Delegada del Tesoro artístico. Libros depositados en la Biblioteca Nacional" procedente de Roque Pidal. viajes por España Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        Five Reports on Western China by Consul-General (later Sir) Alexander Hosie

      London.: HMSO.. 1883- 1905.. Reports included in this collection are: China No.1 (1883). Despatch from Her Majesty's Chargé D'Affaires at Peking, Forwarding a Report by Mr. A. Hosie, Student Interpreter in the China Consular Service of a Journey through the Provinces of Kueichow and Yünnan. 37pp. China No.2 (1884). Report by Mr. Hosie of a Journey through the Provinces of Ssu-Ch'uan, Yünnan, and Kuei Chou: February 11 to June 14, 1883. 95pp. China No.2 (1885). Report by Mr. Hosie of a Journey through Central Ssu-Ch'uan in June and July, 1884. 37pp. First 6 pages evenly browned. China No.5 (1904). Report by Consul-General Hosie on the Province of Ssuch'uan. 2 folding black and white maps. 100pp. Last leaf of text and the two maps detached but present. 1904. China No.1 (1905). Report by Mr. A. Hosie, His Majesty's Consul-General at Chengtu, on a Journey to the Eastern Frontier of Thibet. Folding colour map. 87pp. Disbound, each report separate. Quarto. Very good copies. These five reports by (Sir) Alexander Hosie (1853-1925) of the British Consular Service in China record journeys he made in Western China in the early 1880s and again in the early 1900s. They were all considered valuable by the British Ministers to China of the day, and were printed for the information of both Houses of the British Parliament. The earlier reports are mainly on travel in the western provinces, then not as well-explored or well-known as they had become by the time of his later journeys, and one was specifically concerned with investigating insect white wax, a valuable local export commodity and securing specimens of the trees from which it was taken, as requested by the Director of Kew Gardens. Hosie’s accounts create a vivid picture of people and places, officials and soldiers, trade routes and burden bearers, products and scenery, mountains and rivers, and we can form a view of the man himself, and of his humanity. They were all made at first hand, for in his three years in West China, Hosie is credited with having travelled 5,000 miles, mainly on foot and horseback. (P.D. Coates - The China Consuls (Hong Kong, OUP, 1988), p. 313.) The record of the journey to the Tibetan frontier in mid 1904 took place when a British force crossed into Southern Tibet, overcame opposition, and occupied the capital Lhasa. In fact, Hosie was on the Chinese frontier at that very time, and was not permitted to cross into Tibetan territory. Always a shrewd observer, Hosie was also an accomplished writer who could entertain as well as inform. His account of this journey is one of his best. The other 1904 publication is devoted to a detailed description of the products of Western China, listed under vegetable, animal and mineral heads, and ends with his opinion that, however desirable, promotion of the export trade by any seem-ingly possible river route was in fact impractical. Along with Hosie’s reports on other travels conducted in the 1890s when he had twice been British Consul at Newchang in Manchuria, and the account of his later travels to check the location and extent of cultivation of the opium poppy in the early 1910s, the reports on China’s western provinces were also used in the four books which he published on these subjects between 1890 and 1922: namely, Three Years in Western China ….. (editions in 1890 and 1897); Manchuria: Its People, Resources and History (1904); On the Trail of the Opium Poppy …. , two vols, 1914); and Szechuan: Its Products, Industries and Resources, 1922). These books notwithstanding, the official publications, which contain the original accounts and are well produced (the last two with large folding maps) have an abiding charm and long-term value of their own. .

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        History of British Birds

      R H Porter, London 1883 - Complete in 3 volumes. Publ. for the Author by R.H.Porter, 1883-1885. 1st edition. Quarto (10 inches tall). Pages 614; 600, 684. With text-illusts., and 68 full-page col. plates of eggs (as called for). The Plates have been bound in by the Publisher but not always in exact numerical order. Rebound (c1980s) in ¾ leather with marbled paper to boards. New endpapers. Attractive blind tooling to leather on boards. Raised bands to spine. Gilt lines, gilt decoration, gilt titling to spine. Recent bookplates. Contents clean and unmarked with some foxing to page margins only. Bindings a little stiff. A very good complete set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS (4 VOLUMES)

      Published by R.H. Porter, Dulau & Co., 1883. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. With Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs. Volume 4 is the Plates volume. Green leather spines and corners; marbled boards. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping. Uneven browning and fading to cover edges and spines. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Some foxing and page browning. [S]

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        POLNOE SOBRANIE SOCHINENII (First edition, Volume 10)

      St. Petersburg, Suvorina, 1883. - Cont. quarter calf. First russian edition of Complete Works. Volume 10. Containing: Dnevnik Pisatelya za 1873 g., Politicheskiya stati, kriticheskiya stati. 142 pp; 279. First edition. VG. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Negroes as Slaves, Soldiers and as Citizens

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1883. First. First edition Two volumes. Rebound with original spines laid down. Bookplates of a noted African-American editor, else near fine. Handsome copies of the first edition of a landmark history. .

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        Autograph letter - William T. Sherman

      - Autograph letter, signed "W. T. Sherman," to Mary Audenreid (St. Louis 1883); single leaf , 8vo., folded to form four pages; on personal letterhead; unpublished. "I was specially pleased to learn from your good letter of the 19th just received that you were first recovering from the dreadful shock of my official service and beginning to mingle with this gay world I somehow I don't estimate your friend Robertson as high as some do. His vanity seems excessive and he is somewhat indiscriminate in his attentions. A lady may receive the adulations of any gentleman and claim the rightful privileges of her sex the moment his attentions pass the limit of what she construes propriety. So every man loves the endearments of a woman, especially a pretty one, only he too is limited by the dread Rules 'Propriety.' As each sex construes this Rule for itself there is plenty of room for scandal. I think [Preston] Plumb [Kansas Republican senator] is an honorable man, but somehow I don't like to associate his name with yours that he admires you as much as you will let him is natural and proper but for life think a good many times. You are in no hurry, for unless some transcendent man and genius comes to you first, I somehow want you to wait now till Florence [Audenreid's daughter] is well married. That cannot be long, for this girl will be most attraction and fascinating to men - her willfulness and waywardness will be construed as smartness and vitality and as soon as she is out she will be the center of attraction. I have not heard from her, or of her except what you have written since I left New York, but yesterday I did write to her at Mrs. Reed, asking her to continue to write me, as I think it will do her good to empty her mind to some old fellow like me who can have but one motive, and that her ultimate good. Lizzie [Sherman's daughter] and I intended to drive out to Mrs. [?] in the country - today, but it proves to be one of those rainy, murky days when indoors is a necessity. I have a series of dinners and parties on hand to the end of November. So as yet I have no occasion to feel the ennui of this idle life. [John E.] Tourtelotte [Sherman's former aide] is now at work on my scrap book in my back office [in] the Old Dining Room. Rachael [Sherman's daughter] was at home last night and our parlors were well filled & c. Affectionately, your guardian." ----- According to biographer John Marszalek, Sherman became involved with Mary Audenreid, the wife of his aide, Joseph Audenreid, in the early 1880s. The two men had known each other for a long time, Audenreid first beginning service with Sherman in 1863. Mary had no special relationship with her husband's boss, but this changed in mid-June 1880 when Audenreid died after an extended illness. Soon Sherman was filling his letters to her with advice about how to get over her depression so she could continue raising Florence, her daughter. Eventually, she began to view the general romantically and reacted with mixed feelings. Mary was not discouraged; she continued her suit. In the end, Sherman settled for flirtations, public kisses, and, perhaps, brief liaisons. The relationship lasted until his death in 1891. A wonderful association [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Treasure Island

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1883. 8vo, viii, 292, lacking ads. Frontispiece map of Treasure Island printed in four colors with original tissue guard. Full crushed blue morocco extra, gilt edges, upper cover stamped with a sailing ship in gold. A very fine copy in a slipcase. First edition, with first issue points: "dead man's chest" is not capitalized on pgs. 2 and 7; "rain" for "vain" in the last line of pg. 40; the "a" is not present in line 6 of pg. 63; the "8" is present in the pagination on pg. 83, which is generally lacking; the "7" is lacking in the pagination on pg. 127 (some copies have bold-stamped "7"); the period is lacking following "opportunity" in line 20 of pg. 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of pg. 197. Generally regarded as the classic of piratical fiction, admired by W.B. Yeats and Jack London amongst others, it has remained in print since publication and has drawn the attention of many famous illustrators from N.C. Wyeth on. Beinecke 240-241. Morgan Library, Early Children's Books and Their Illustrations, 206. Osborne Collection II, pg. 1030. Prideaux 11.

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        MIROVAYA REVOLUTSIYA I KOMMUNISTICHESKII INTERNATSIONAL [WORLD REVOLUTION AND COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL]

      Well-printed edition, covers decorated by importantRussian book artists S.Chekhonin, M.Dobuzhinsky andA.Leo.Grigory Yevseevich Zinoviev (1883 ?" 1936) ?" bolshevik,head of the Communist International (first Chairman ofthe Comintern's Executive Committee from 1919 to 1926),architect of several failed attempts to transform Germanyinto a Communism during the early 1920s. His oppositionto Stalin went him to the trail and execution in 1936.Zinoviev was the chief defendant in the "Trial of Sixteen",which marked the beginning of The Great Purge.[Comintern. Covers]

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        SCHILLER'S WORKS (4 Vols.--8 Books)

      George Barrie, Philadelphia, PA, USA 1883 - Full-Leather. As New/No Jacket. First Edition. Trade Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 8.5 X 11.75" Four Volumes- Eight Books: Hard bound in full leather--flexible red Morocco. Portrait bust of Schiller in cameo on the front. Title and vol. number in gold on the spines. Gold gilt on three edges. Red marbelized end papers. No DJs.--none issued? Edited by J. G. Fischer with biographical introduction by Hjalmar H. Boyesen, Ph.D. Vol. I--Book I: Poetry; Vol. I--Book II: Dramas; Vols. II-I and II-II: Dramas; Vols. III-I and III-II: Dramas; Vols. IV-I and IV-II: Histories. Each book is illustrated with wood engravings printed with the text. Each book has many full-page wood engravings and engravings on steel suitable for framing. Each full page engraving has a tissue page. Each volume (2 books) has 376 pages, 388 pages, 340 pages, 370 pages. This is a beautiful set of books and the condition could not be better. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CATALOGUE OF THE ART DEPARTMENT OF THE NEW ENGLAND MANUFACTURERSÕ AND MECHANICSÕ INSTITUTE

      Boston, MA: Cupples, Upham & Co., 1883. Illustrated with 17 original etchings by Charles Volkmer, Thomas Moran, Henry C. Ford, James Craig Nicoll, William M. Hart, Charles Platt, et al. Unpaginated. Hardcover. Large 4to ( 12 inches x 9.25 inches ). Brown 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Covers quite worn; former art club library label to front pastedown. Internally clean and tight. A rare collection of original American art. Very good/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item). Our online prices currently reflect a 20% discount for our Fall Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

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        Store and Post Office at Los Alamos Santa Barbara Co. Cal. A Leslie Prop./Residence of A. Leslie, Los Alamos, Santa Barbara, Co. Cal.

      Oakland, 1883 This dual picture hand-colored lithograph "Store and Post Office at Los Alamos Santa Barbara Co. Cal. A Leslie Prop./Residence of A. Leslie, Los Alamos, Santa Barbara, Co. 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 downtown of Los Alamos, a town in Santa Barbara County. A wine and liquor store, general store and wagon and machinery store are all detailed and vibrantly colored. Fine details include horse drawn carriages, and towns people walking around the stores. The lower image of the Leslie residence (proprietor of the Los Alamos stores shown above) and his ranch in Los Alamos. A couple on horseback and horse drawn wagon are shown with a train speeding by in the distance.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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        Rhyme and Reason

      MacMillan and Co. 1883 - binding slightly faded otherwise very good tight copy, ills. by Henry Holiday and Arthur Frost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On cases described as "acute rickets". Offprint

      London: J.E. Adlard, 1883. 1st edition. <p>Barlow, Thomas (1845-1945). On cases described as "acute rickets" which are probably a combination of scurvy and rickets. . . . Offprint from Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 66 (1883). [2] 61 [1]pp. Chromolithographed plate. London: J. E. Adelard, 1883. 215 x 139 mm. Original plain wrappers, a little soiled. Occasional foxing, but very good. </p><p>First Separate Edition, and extremely rare in offprint form. Garrison-Morton 3720. The classic description of infantile scurvy ("Barlow&#39;s disease"), including the pathology of the disease and a detailed list of cases. Up until the latter half of the 19th century, infantile scurvy had been confused with rickets: </p><p>"the isolation of scurvy from rickets as a definite and separate disease-although often concomitant in the same child-was a triumph of deductive reasoning" (DNB) </p><p> Barlow recommended fresh foods as a cure for the disease. Abt-Garrison, p. 103. Nichols et al., History of Pediatrics 1850-1950, p. 10. </p>

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        COLLEGII SALMANTICENSIS Fr. DISCALCEATORUM B. MARIAE DE MONTE CARMELI, PARENTI SUO ELIAE CONSECRATI, CURSUS THEOLOGICUS, 19 TOMES

      Apud Victorem Palme, Parisiis - Libraria S. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, Romae 1883 - RO40164075: 19 tomes. Tome 16 manquant. Papiers tachés et muets, et étiquettes de code collés sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Plats du tome IV déchirés avec manques, ainsi que 40 dernières pages déchirées avec manques altérant la lecture. Plats du tome X déchirés avec manques. 1er plat du tome XV déchiré avec manque. 1ers plats des 3 derniers tomes manquants, et quelques déchirures avec manques. Très rare. Summam Théologicam Angelici Doctoris D. Thomae complectens. Illustriss. ac Reverendiss. in Christo Patri D. D. Carolo Amabili de La Tour-d'Auvergne-Lauraguais, Arch. Bituricensi Dictatus, Editio Nova, Correcta. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Neurohypnologie. Traité du sommeil nerveux ou hypnotisme. Traduit de l'anglais par le Dr. Jules Simon avec une préface de C.E. Brown-Séquard

      Paris, A. Delahaye et E. Lecrosnier, 1883. - In-8, XV, 272, (1) pp., demi-vélin cartonné de l¿époque, dos élégamment orné, bel exemplaire. Première édition française, rare, traduite sur l¿édition originale anglaise parue en 1843 (Garrison & Morton, 4993). James Braid (1795-1860), médecin et chirurgien de Manchester, assista un jour à une séance publique de magnétisme donnée par Lafontaine et fut très impressionné. Les travaux qu¿il réalisa l¿ont conduit à rédiger cet ouvrage, dans lequel il crée le terme d¿hypnotisme et décrit avec précision les phénomènes qui s¿y rattachent. Braid, qui cherche à démontrer l¿absence de fluide magnétique, a été considéré comme le fondateur de l¿hypnotisme scientifique. L¿édition anglaise de ce traité provoqua un nouvel élan de recherches en France, sous l¿impulsion de Azam, qui utilisa l¿hypnotisme comme anesthésique. Cf. Garrison & Morton, 4993 pour la 1ère edition anglaise : ¿Braid inaugurated modern hypnotism, the word itself being introduced by him. His theories were adopted by Broca, Charcot, Liébeault and Bernheim; thus he founded the French school.¿ ; Crabtree 465, Zilboorg, pp. 356-357, 359 et 433 ; Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 906-910 ; Postel & Quetel, p. 59. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Almanacks for 1883[-1895] [And:] Kate Greenaway&#146;s Almanack & Diary for 1897

      1883. first edition. A Complete Set Including One in the Scarce Dust JacketGREENAWAY, Kate. Almanack for 1883-[1895]. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1883-1895]. [Together with:] Kate Greenaway&#146;s Almanack & Diary for 1897. London: J.M Dent & Co., [1897].A complete set of first edition Kate Greenaway Almanacks. Fourteen twentyfourmo volumes (the Almanack for 1887 being oblong twentyfourmo), measuring approximately 3 7/8 x 2 13/16 inches; 99 x 71 mm, and one twelvemo volume of the Almanack for 1884), measuring approximately 5 3/16 x 3 5/8 inches; 132 x 92 mm. No almanack for 1896 was published. Numerous wood-engraved text illustrations after Greenaway printed in color by Edmund Evans.Original bindings of glazed pictorial boards with cloth spines (1883, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1894, and 1895), glazed pictorial wrappers (1884), imitation morocco boards (1892), and imitation morocco (1897). The 1897 Almanack which is in &#39;Diary&#39; format has just four neat ink entries on the January leaves). The Almanack for 1884 is in color pictorial wrappers. The almanack for 1890 is in the original printed mailing wrapper (i.e. dust jackets).An excellent, all that one could hope for set of these charming little books.The mailing wrappers (dust jackets) are as scarce as can be; they were routinely thrown out as soon as the books were received. Their survival is nothing short of miraculous.&#147;The beginning of 1883 had seen the publication of Kate Greenaway&#146;s first Almanack. Published at one shilling by George Routledge & Sons, and of course engraved and printed in colours by Mr. Edmund Evans, it achieved an enormous success, some 90,000 copies being sold in England, America, France, and Germany. It was succeeded by an almanack every year (with but one exception, 1896) until 1897, the last being published by Mr. Dent. The illustrations were printed on sheets with blank spaces for the letterpress, in which English, French, or German was inserted as the market demanded. There are various little conceits about these charming productions which are calculated to appeal to the &#145;licquorish chapman of such wares&#146;; so that complete sets of them already fetch respectable sums from the collectors of beautiful books, especially when they have not been divested of the paper envelopes or wrappers in which they were originally issued&#148; (Spielmann and Layard (1905), p. 122).Schuster & Engen 3-16. Thomson 47-61.

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        Collection of albumen photographs of Philippines, including portraits of young women with fans

      Manila:. Ca. 1883.. Very good condition. A collection of 12 early 1880s photographs of the Philippines from an album, including landscape views of the Sooloo Islands ("The Town of Jolo"); Waterfall Majayjay; "Maudaloyau (sic) (Mandaluyong?) after Typhoon 20 Oct. 1883", River Pasig; a view of village houses and Mayon Volcano emitting smoke in the distance (titled "Albay Volcano"); "the Moat Manila"; "Volcano of Camiguin"; and "Majajay". & & The images of women include a lovely portrait of a young woman in elaborately embroidered blouse, her hair swept back, on the same album page as two young women in dark plaid dresses, wearing shawls, one with a half opened fan held in her right hand. In nineteenth century Philippines, under Spanish influence, there was a courtship tradition in which women conveyed their marital status by means of hand held fans; a half opened fan held in the right hand signified that a young lady was seeking a suitor. These portraits are highly similar in style and subject to a Francisco van Kamp portrait of a woman with swept back hair, (Francisco Van Camp Fotografía / Copia de exposicion. Museo Oriental. Real Colegio P.P Agustinos, Valladolid). Van Kamp was a Dutch photographer who took over the Manila studio of British photographer Albert Honiss when he died in 1874. In addition to his portraits, van Kamp is known to have produced a series of photographs following the 1880 earthquake; there is an image here following the typhoon of October 1883 showing the heavily damaged wooden frame of a large building. Another image with Western jockey seated on a water buffalo held by a Filipino in bowler and white shirt. Mounted on the same album page is a portrait of a young woman in white shawl, striped skirt and holding half opened fan in her right hand. Only two of the album pages have two photographs mounted on them; the remaining eight pages have one image only. Quite a few of the photographs have titles written in pencil and then overwritten in pen above and below the images. The 8 landscape photographs image size 10 3/4 x 8 1/2"; the three portraits of women 4 x 5 1/2"; the water buffalo rider 7 x 6". All of the photographs in remarkably good condition.

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        An Essay on the Genius of Geo. Cruikshank.

      London J. F. Dexter 1883 - Octavo. 60pp. Reprints Thackeray's text as it first appeared in The Westminster Review in 1840. This is an extra-illustrated copy with 79 plates taken from books illustrated by Cruikshank, of which twenty-three are in color. An etched portrait of Cruikshank by F. W. Pailthorpe appears on an engraved title page. In full purple crushed morocco by Morrell with wide double-ruled upper and lower panels, spine with Art Deco-style floral tooling in four compartments, and gilt turn-ins. Spine sunned, oil offsetting from binding to upper margin of preliminary leaves. Overall, a near fine copy. T.e.g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felis Rufa [Bobcat ]

      Daniel Giraud Elliot for the subscribers, [London 1883 - A very fine image from 'the best animal painter who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). The Bobcat, also known as Bay Lynx, ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico. Named for their distinctive short, "bobbed" tails, they are approximately twice the size of a domestic cat. One of the most striking images from Elliot's magnificent work A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats (London: 1878-1883) which described and pictured all the species of cats then known, and is still the most beautiful work on the subject. The work was prompted by a perceived need to resolve the confusion that had built up around the naming of the various species of Felidae , particularly amongst the smaller cats. Wolf worked from specimens provided by Elliot, who visited all the great museums and zoological societies on both sides of the Atlantic. This allowed Elliot to make a comparative study of skeletons and skins and reduce the number of apparently separate species by nearly a third. Joseph Wolf served an apprenticeship with a Koblentz firm of lithographers, and spent some time working in Leiden and Darmstadt, before moving to London in 1848. The quality of his images was recognized immediately and he was rarely without work, producing natural history pictures of the highest quality for the Zoological Society of London, Henry Dresser, George Gray and John Gould, amongst many others. Wolf's work for Elliot marks the high-point of his illustrative work and his images of the cats are considered by many to be his masterpieces. Cf. Nissen ZBI 1279; cf. Wood p.332. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.Smit after Joseph Wolf, printed by M. & N.Hanhart.

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