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        Tales of Old Japan

      London: Macmillan. 1883. First. Stated "New Edition". "With illustrations...by Japanese Artists." Slightly cocked, spine gilt a little dulled, a sound, very good plus copy. Ownership Signature of the cartoonist and satirist Thomas Nast ("Th: Nast") on the half-title. .

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        L'ombrelle, Le Gant, Le Manchon. Illustrations de Paul Avril - Suite de gravures. Bibliographie de l'éventail et de l'ombrelle. Essai de classification bibliographique des diverses sortes d'exemplaires de ce deux ouvrages.

      A. Quantin,, Paris, 1883 - 2 voll. in-8° (269x180mm), uno di testo ed uno di incisioni; pp. (4), 138, (1); belle brossure editoriali cromolitografiche. Magnifico esemplare intonso ed in barbe. Testo riquadrato da filetto tipografico ornamentale e da illustrazioni ricalcanti le antiche pitture vascolari greche. Al volume di testo, numerosissime elioincisioni "en taille-douce" f.t. e intercalate n.t. (anche nel mezzo della pagina o sui margini, con estrosa irregolarità d'impaginazione) a più colori, - in verdino, in azzurro, in seppia, in bistro, in violetto - di Paul Avril. Numerose testatine, cul-de-lampe e vignette tipografiche figurate, anch'esse in elioincisione. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero. Il secondo volume comprende la suite di 58 raffinate elioincisioni, iconografia complementare del primo volume di testo, dovuta anch'esso alla delicata fantasia grafica dell'Avril, e la "Bibliographie de l'éventail et de l'ombrelle" di G. Brunox, estratta dai nn. 1-2 de "Le Bibliophile" e tirata a soli 477 esemplari numerati (n° 332), di 16 pp. più una di errata (Bibliothèque du Libraire et de l'Amateur de livres", II). Pregiata edizione in "papier de Hollande" di uno dei più begli illustrati ottocenteschi relativi alla moda e al costume, realizzato con superbo sperimentalismo grafico. Finito di stampare il 15 novembre 1882. Louis-Octave Uzanne, nato ad Auxerre nel 1851, fu eminente letterato, erudito e bibliofilo. Paul Avril, pseudonimo di Edouard Henri Avril (Algeri, 1849-Raincy, 1928), allievo di Pils e di Lehmann, fu pittore e illustratore ed espose ai Salons di Parigi del 1878 e del 1884 (Bénézit, I, 337). Carteret, IV, 384: "Réunion rare en grand papier". Colas, 2950. Vicaire, VII, 923. Manca al Gay-Lemonnyer.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      London - Bickers & Son, 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AOliver Goldsmith (1730 1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet. %0D%0AThe Vicar of Wakefield is a novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written in 1761 and 1762, and published in 1766, and was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. %0D%0ATipped-in Frontispiece. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a blue calf amorial binding with gilt lettering to spine. Externally sound, lightly rubbed in places. Internally firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages throughout save for some minor tidemarks. Prize bookplate to front pastedown dated 1887. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A.

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        The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana; Translated from the Sanskrit. In Seven Parts, with Preface, Introduction, and Concluding Remarks

      Cosmopoli [London]: Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, and for private circulation only. 1883. Reprint. Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton. Octavo. 181pp., with an advertisement for works issued by the Kama Shastra Society bound in at the rear. Contemporary half morocco and cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Front joint is cracked, corners bumped, else very good. The Kama Shastra Society was formed by Burton and his friend Forster Arbuthnot for the printing of various Eastern works, chiefly of an erotic nature. Laid-in is a nice contemporary needlepoint bookmark in three colors on silk. Scarce. OCLC locates eight copies. Penzer p. 161. .

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        The Fairies

      London - Thomas de la Rue, 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA scarce and charming book about fairies from William Allingham. %0D%0AWith illustrations by E. Gertrude Thomson. %0D%0AWith advertisements to the front and rear. %0D%0AEmily Gertrude Thomson (18501929) was a British artist and illustrator. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn original paper wraps. Externally, worn, with both covers detached, and some wear to the extremities, including slight loss. Internally, binding strained. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting. Overall: GOOD ONLY. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        A May 30, 1883 letter by Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon, written to a comrade from Jerusalem mentions landmarks of the Holy Land including the site of the crucifixion of Jesus and where Noah built his Ark

      Jerusalem, May 30, 1883 The 6-page autograph letter signed "C. G. Gordon", written from Jerusalem to a Mr. Button reads in part: "Jerusalem is very interesting and I have found out a deal more about the four rivers. Are people interested in this subject. I have found out that the flood went out at the Dead Sea. Also saw the place Noah built his ark. It was only in 776 AD it was placed at Ararat. Also I have found the Skull Hill where the crucifixion was, it is shaped just like a skull. "About a century ago, a 2,000-year-old tomb was discovered near a cliff called Skull Hill. Since the days when Constantinople legalized Christianity, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was erected to honor the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, it has been assumed that it was built over the correct location of where it happened. But interesting parallels between the garden tomb at Skull Hill and the descriptions in the Bible make one wonder if this might be the actual location. The Romans used this intersection for crucif

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        Old Creole Days. [First Series]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. Later printing. 8vo. . Original blue cloth with light wear, but very good overall; with the morocco ex-libris of Estelle Doheny. BAL 2330 (note) . A remarkable Twain association, inscribed by Cable on the half-title: "To Mrs. Samuel L. Clemens / from G.W. Cable / Hartford, Nov 20, 1883." This is a tremendous association copy, as Clemens and Cable were fast friends and mutual admirers; and Olivia Clemens was the frequent host of Cable when he was in Hartford. The two toured the country together twice on reading tours, the first of which being right around the time of this inscription. Furthermore, Clemens, in the winter of 1883-84, according to Paine's biography, "took Cable's fortunes in hand ... invited him to his home, and undertook to open negotiations with the American Publishing Company, of which Frank Bliss was now the manager, for the improvement of his fortunes." Cable was staying with the Clemens family in Hartford, recuperating from an illness, when he inscribed this to Livy; it is also the same date that a copy was deposited in the Library of Congress A superb association copy

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        Old Creole Days

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 - Two volumes, complete (First and Second Series); 12mo., blue cloth lettered in gilt; top edges gilt; with a touch of rubbing to the extremities. Early printing. BAL 2330. Presentation copies, twice inscribed to Helena de Kay Gilder: "To Mrs. Richard Watson Gilder from Geo. W. Cable, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1883," on the half-title pages; with Helena's ownership signatures on both front pastedowns and her husband Richard's library bookplates on both front endpapers ---- Helena de Kay, an accomplished artist who served as an occasional model and was the unrequited love of the painter Winslow Homer, helped found the Society of American Artists. She married Richard Watson Gilder, the iconic editor of Century Magazine, to which their friend Cable often contributed. Significant presentation copies with a distinguished provenance [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        EL LIBRO DEL MOLINERO. Tratado práctico de la fabricación de harinas.

      - Primer libro que se ha publicado en España sobre tan importante industria. Imp. Tip. de Anselmo Arques. Murcia. 1883. 282pp.+28h. con il. B/N.+ XXII láms. Dedicat. autógrafa a Santiago de Velasco. Cortes dorados. 25 x 18 cm. Enc. Plena piel. MOLINOS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Index Librorum Prohibitorum Alexandri VII, Pontificis Maximi Iussu Editus : Actorum XIX. Multi Autem Ex Eis Qui Fuerant Curiosa Sectati, Contulerunt Libros & Combusserunt Coram Omnibus. Iuxta Exemplar Excusum

      Romae : Ex Typographia Rev. Cam. Apost. [Imprint Fictitious, Having Been Printed Probably At Lyon Or Geneva. Cf. Reusch, F. H. Der Index Der Verbotenen Bu¨cher. Bonn, 1883-85. Bd. 2, P. 50], 1667. 1st Edition. Very good copy in the original, elaborately blind-tooled full vellum. Professionally re-backed with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Leather tie-clasps intact and somewhat worn. Scans and additional detail on request. Physical desc. : 11, [1], 304 p. ; 36 cm. (fol. ) . Prohibited books (Canon Law) - Bibliography - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: BM (compact ed. ) , vol. 12, p. 1205. Title-page in red and black; title vignette; head- and tail-pieces; initials. Signatures: [cross] 6 a-nn4 oo6.

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        The Chess Monthly

      London: Jas Wade, 1883-1884 iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume V (5). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        L'Art Japonais

      Paris, A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1883. - 2 volumes in-folio, cartonnage éditeur recouvert de soie illustrée, IV-310 pp. (Vol I) - 369 pp. (Vol II). Ouvrages illustrés de nombreuses gravures dans le texte et de 64 gravures hors texte (13 eaux-fortes, 21 héliogravures, 2 gravures typographiées en noir et or, 10 chromolithographies et 18 aquarelles). La plupart sont signées de Gillot et Guérard, précurseurs du Japonisme en France. Très bon état. L'un des plus importants ouvrages sur les diverses facettes de l'Art Japonais: peinture, sculpture, architecture, arts décoratifs, laques .

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        L'Art japonais,

      P., Quantin 1883, - 2 volumes grand in-4 de IV-310 pp. et 369 pp., illustrés de très nombreuses reproductions dans le texte et de 64 planches hors-texte imprimées en héliogravures et chromolithographie, reliure de l'éditeur en soie ivoire décorée par une reproduction des Sansonnets sur le soleil couchant, d'après Shinman. Coup d'œil sur l'histoire du Japon, le pays, la race, la peinture, la sculpture, la ciselure et le travail des métaux, les laques, les tissus, la céramique, les estampes. Ouvrage qui contribua largement à la diffusion du japonisme en France. Coiffes éfilochées, minimes déchirures sans manque de la soie le long du second mors du volume 1, plats un peu ternis. (Cordier, BJ 662).

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        L'ALGERIE - Histoire, Conquete et Colonisation

      Firmin Didot 1883 - C1 Paul GAFFAREL. L'ALGERIE - Histoire, Conquete et Colonisation. Edition Firmin Didot 1883, RELIE (cartonnage Polychrome editeur, les 2 plats et la tranche dorsale ornes de motifs mauresques - voir scan, TRANCHES DOREES), Grand Format 20*28.5 cm, II et 708 pages, OUVRAGE ILLUSTRE de 4 Chromolithographies en Couleurs, de 3 CARTES en Couleurs depliantes en fin de volume et de plus de 200 Gravures sur bois en noir dont 22 Hors Texte pleine page coiffes legerement frottees, coins plats un peu touches, le premier plat a ete legerement retouche au nniveau du nom (voir scan), autrement BON ETAT, BELLE APPARENCE - DECORS DE LA RELIURE TRES FRAIS En 1883, Paul Gaffarel, doyen de la Faculté des Lettres de Dijon, spécialiste réputé de la colonisation -qui se trouve alors à son apogée- publie sa monumentale Algérie. Histoire, conquête et colonisation chez l’éditeur parisien Firmin Didot. Cet ouvrage exemplaire constitue l’une des plus importantes et des plus fiables sources de renseignements sur les cinquante premières années de la présence française en Algérie ! Impressionnant volume de 700 pages, il est illustré de 22 gravures sur bois hors-texte, de 4 stupéfiantes chromolithographies en couleurs, de 3 grandes cartes repliées en couleurs et d’environ 200 vignettes in-texte représentant des paysages et des scènes de l’Algérie au XIXe siècle. TRES DOCUMENTE et CIRCONSTANCIE, a la fois historique, geographique, economique etc, une SOMME INDISPENSABLE, Tres Belle ICONOGRAPHIE, RELIURE EVOCATRICE . PAIEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS POSSIBLE : ME CONTACTER [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ESTAMPAS DE LA REVISTA TAURINA "LA LIDIA". Litografías en color del pintor Daniel Perea. Ordenadas por número y año

      - 35 estampas. TAMAÑO: 550 x 387 mm. Precio de cada una: 35 ¿ 01.- Año. II,.02,Abril 1883. Nº 03.M. Domínguez. 02.- Año II.07- Mayo 1883 Nº 08. Cite de Pablo Herraiz. 03.-Año. II. 21,Mayo, 1883 Nº 10. Salida de una suerte de varas. 04.- Año. II. 09, Mayo, 1883 Nº 19. El brindis. 05.- Año II. 17, Diciembre, 1883 Nº 41. Entrega de la llave. 06.- Año VIII. 11, Noviemb,1889. Nº31.Un quite de Montes. 07.- Año X. 20, Abril, 1891 Nº 03. Serenidad de Curro Cúchares. 08.- Año X. 27, Abril, 1891 Nº 04. Librar la acometida. 09.- Año X. 22, Abril, 1891 Nº 12. Efectos de una caída. 10.- Año X. 05, Octubre, 1891. Nº 27.La gartijo en peligro. 11.- Año XII. 10, Abril, 1893. Nº 02. Principio de temporada 12.- Año XII 17, Abril, 1893, Nº 03.Guerrita y Bombita 13.- Año XII 24, Abril, 1893 Nº 04. Cogida de Reverte. 14.- Año XII 01, Mayo, 1893 Nº 05. Banderillas cortas. 16.- Año XII 15. Mayo, 1893 Nº 07. ¿Da usía permiso? 17.- AñoXII 22, Mayo, 1893 Nº 08. División de Plaza. 18.- Año XII 29, Mayo, 1893 Nº 09. Recorte de banderillas. 19.- Año XII 19, Junio, 1893 Nº 12. Moyano y Manuel Rodas. 20.- Año XII 26, Junio, 1893 Nº 13.Toros de Udaeta. 21.- Año XII 03, Julio, 1893 Nº 14. Miguel Báez (Litri). 22.- Año XII 10, Julio, 1893 Nº 15. Final del primer tercio. 24.- Año XII 24, Julio, 1893 Nº 17. El arrastre. 25.- Año XII 31, Julio, 1893 Nº 18. De Sobaquillo. 26.- Año. XII. 07, Agosto, 1893 Nº19.Cogida de Lobito Chico. 27.- Año. XII 14, Agosto, 1893 Nº 20. Cogida de Fabrilo. 28.- Año. XII 21, Agosto, 1893 Nº 21. Salamanca, 1893. 29.- Año. XII. 28, Agosto, 1893 Nº 22. Faico. 30.- Año. XII 04, Septiembre, 1893. Nº23.Manene. 31.- Año. XII 14, Setbre, 1893 Nº 24. La defensa en el capote. 32.- Año. XII 18, Setbre, 1893. Nº 25. Situación comprometida. 35.- Año. XII 13, Noviembre, 1893 Nº 33. ¡Viva España! 36.- Año. XII 20, Nov., 1893 Nº 34. Los cambios de Reverte. 41.- Año. XV 28, Septiembre, 1896. Nº 26. ¡Fuera ese caballo! 42.- Año. XVIII 24, Abril, 1899. Nº 04. Un puyazo en los bajos. 43.- Año. XVIII. 22, Mayo, 1899. Nº 08. Dominguín. // 5 estampas. TAMAÑO: 547 x 765 mm. (dobles). Precio de cada una: 120 ¿ 44.- Año III 30, Noviembre. 1884. Nº 38. En los pueblos. 45.- Año. XII 02, Junio, 1893. Nº 10. (Lagartijo).1865-1893. 46.- Año. XII 25, Diciembre, 1893. Nº 37. Fin de la 1ªépoca. 47.- Año. XV 06, Abril, 1896. Nº 01. Temporada de 1896. 48.- Año. XV 25, Diciembre, 1896. Nº 35.Fin de temporada.

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        Musee Des Familles: Lectures Du Soir (4 Volumes)

      LIBRAIRIE CH. DELAGRAVE, PARIS 1883 - Volume I 384 pages. Volume II 380 (1883). Volume I 380 pages. Volume II 380 pages (1884). Gilt title on all spines. Marble boards. All edges browning. Pages starting to brown. DATE PUBLISHED: 1883 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS

      Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge 1883 - 248 x 159 mm (9 3/4 x 6 1/4"). 13 volumes. Introductory notes to each volume by George Parsons Lathrop. The "Riverside Edition" (our copy being #68). ONE OF 250 COPIES. Restrained but attractive early 20th century brown crushed morocco by Ernst Hertzberg & Sons (stamp-signed on rear free endpaper), covers with frame formed by pairs of plain gilt rules and a single gilt dot at each corner, raised bands, spine compartments gilt in the same design as the covers, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt in a palmette pattern, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. All 13 volumes with frontispieces and title pages with etched vignette. A Large Paper Copy on laid paper. Title pages in red and black. Clark B-10; BAL 7643. Spines faintly and evenly sunned, just a hint of wear to the tops of three spines, but A BEAUTIFUL SET, the lustrous bindings almost entirely unworn, and the text unusually clean, fresh, and bright. One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its long-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. In addition to his great achievements--"The Scarlet Letter" of 1850 and "The House of Seven Gables" (1851)--our handsome edition contains all of the lesser narrative and non-fiction writings, including voluminous entries from his journals, said to contain upwards of 300,000 words. This copy has the original 12 volumes that normally make up the set, along with an additional 13th volume containing "Doctor Grimshawe's Secret," edited by Julian Hawthorne. Ernst Hertzberg, who learned to bind in his native Germany, went to work as a finisher for the Ringer bindery after immigrating to Chicago, and he eventually became a partner in the business. He also collected Napoleonic prints and documents with the goal of binding an extra-illustrated edition of William Milligan Sloane's "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte." The completed project was exhibited at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, where it won top honors for bookbinding. Hertzberg sold the set to a private collector for the then-staggering sum of $12,000, which allowed him to buy out his partner and set up his own bindery. Our edition does not often appear at auction: only five copies are listed in ABPC since 1975, and none of those is in full leather. The "Riverside Edition" (our copy being #68). ONE OF 250 COPIES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Blason - Dictionnaire et Remarques, Grenoble, Typographie et Lithographie Joseph Allier, 1883.

      - 4 vol. br. couvertures illustrées rempliées - Tirage à 500 exemplaires sur vélin. Exemplaire Nominatif numéro 62 : "Comte de Douglas" - En pagination continue : XVIII + frontispice + 493 p. + 673 blasons lithographiés - (petites taches en couverture et petites déchirures du papier sur le dos en coiffes) - Très bon état intérieur. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1883 [and 1890]. Hardbound. 366 + 573 + 387 + 493 + 201 pp. four volumes plus the supplemental volume, five volumes in all. In volume one the hinges are split and there is a modest bit of wear overall but still a presentable set. This set bears Watts-Dunton's bookplate and is extensively annotated, presumeably by him. There are 202 pages that have annotations for a total of 8521 words. Twenty-one pages have a hundred or more words of pencil notes on them. Watts-Dunton was a close friend to a number of poets and writers of the time, including Rosetti, George Borrow, William Morris, Swinburne, and Tennyson. Swinburne came to "The Pines" in 1879 and lived there with Watts-Dunton until his death in 1909.

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        Eugénie Grandet

      Paris, Imprimé pour les amis des livres, Motteroz 1883 - Livre épuisé 25 x 17 cm, demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos à nerfs orné, non rogné, couv. et dos cons. (Mercier, successeur de Cuzin), Une des meilleures illustrations de ce chef-d'oeuvre (Carteret). Réf. bibliographiques : Carteret IV, 52. Condition : Belle édition illustrée de huit sujets dessinés par Dagnan-Bouveret, gravés à l'eau-forte par Le Rat. Tirage à 120 ex. num. sur papier vélin pour les Amis des Livres. Exemplaire truffé de deux suites complètes des illustrations, dont l'une composée des huit épreuves d'artiste avec remarques signées du graveur Le Rat. Exemplaire parfait dans une reliure signée. 400g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eight Years in Japan, 1873-1881, Work, Travel, and Recreation

      Kegan Paul, Trench & Company, London 1883 - Large 12mo (5 x 8 in. - 14.5 x 20.5 cm), 1883, red cloth with black and gold decoration and gilt lettering on the spine, 3 foldout lithographed maps at the rear, 361 pages with an additional 47 pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. With the Meiji restoration in 1868, Japan turned toward the West and began adapting western institutions and practices. The railway system was at the vanguard of the emerging "Victorian Japan." The Railway Bureau under the Ministry of Public works was charged with this effort. Edmund Gerald Holtham was a British civil engineer hired by the Railway Bureau to work on this project. He arrived in Japan in November 1873 and this his account of the eight years he spent in Japan. The book is a chronological blend of his work experiences and his personal travel and everyday living. The railroad line between Tokyo and Yokohama had been completed when Holtham arrived. He provides detailed accounts of the expansion of system to include Kobe to Osaka (by early 1874) and onto Kyoto (by 1876). Holtham also recounts a Westerner's view of the Great Rebellion of 1877. The book is not technically oriented. To the contrary, Holtham's focus is on the social and political aspects of his work as a civil engineer working for the Meiji government far more than the nuts an bolts of building and maintaining a railway system. He was a keen observer of Japanese life and the book records his day to day experiences and his extensive personal travels throughout Japan. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The inside front and back hinges are cracked but the binding remains tight. Light foxing on edges and a few pages at the front and back. Cover has some fading and light rubbing. The fold out maps at the rear have misfolds but no tears or other faults. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      Osgood 1883 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a tipped in page. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Works of Jules Verne

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1882-1883, London - Inv. # V-060816. 11 volumes (14 titles), bound in tan 3/4 leather over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers & edges. Six compartments on spine, with red & black leather labels. Author's Illustrated Edition, with 7 or 8 illustrations in each volume. Titles in the set are: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Mysterious Island," "Dick Sands," "Hector Servadac," "Fur Country," "Michael Strogoff, Courier of the Czar," "Around the World in 80 Days/ Dr. Ox's Experiment," "Survivors of the Chancellor," "Child of the Cavern," "Begum's Fortune/ Tribulations of a Chinaman," & "Floating City/ Blockade Runners." Some rubbing to edges & corners, else internally clean with tight bindings and no cracks in hinges. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life on the Mississippi. With more than 300 illustrations. Sold by Subscription Only.

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883 - Quarto. Original brown cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt and black to spine and front board, grey endpapers, all edges gilt (the gilt edges constituting a slightly more deluxe issue). Spine a little rolled with ends and corners rubbed, hinges just breached and otherwise internally clean. An excellent copy overall. Illustrated frontispiece, steamboat vignette to title page, illustrated plates and vignettes in the text throughout. First US edition; first state with the illustrated tail-piece present on page 441, and the caption on page 443 reading "The St Louis Hotel". Clemens's classic anecdotal travel narrative, which contains an autobiographical account of his childhood experiences, as well as his life on the river as a steamboat pilot. Huck Finn makes a lengthy cameo on pages 42–61, a story within the chapter detailing Huck and Jim's attempt to reach Cairo which does not appear in Huckleberry Finn, published two years later. BAL 3411; Johnson, pp. 41-43. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LIFE On The MISSISSIPPI.

      James R. Osgood and Company,, Boston: 1883 - Illustrated. Gilt bright. Minor extremity wear. Hinge paper professionally restored. Withal, a pleasing VG+ copy. Original publisher's brown decorative cloth. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st US edition, 2nd state (BAL 3411). 624 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life on the Mississippi

      James R Osgood & Co, Boston 1883 - 624 pages with frontispiece and over 300 black and white illustrations. Royal Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") Issued in the original brown cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial on spine and black and gilt lettering with pictorial on cover. All edges in gilt. Lacks the illustration of Twain's head in flames on page 441, but contains "St Louis Hotel", not the corrected "St Charles Hotel" on page 443. (BAL 34II) Mixed state of the first American edition. Twain once remarked that he considered this book his masterpiece, the book that would outlive his other works and endure as a classic. Of course, Twain once defined a classic as a book everybody talks about but nobody ever reads. At first glance it seems to be a travel book, but it is really a highly readable discursive autobiographical account of Twain's boyhood and his region, and of a culture that radically changed since he left home 30 years earlier. It makes good reading as background for Huck Finn. The only thing that is known of the printing history is what Twain wrote in 1891: that 50,000 copies were printed and bound, but only 32,000 sold. Implication is that the unsold copies were reissued by Charles L Webster between 1884 and 1891 when he took over Osgood's stock. Copies are found with Osgood's sheets and Webster cancel title-page, in Webster bindings, dated 1888 and 1891. As a subscription book, this book was similar in size to the hefty tomes of the American Publishing Company, but the handsome pictorial brown cloth binding ranks with the binding of Huck Fin as one of the best on a Twain first edition. It could be ordered with gilt edges, in full sheep, three-quarter morocco, and three-quarter calf. Condition: Recased with new end papers else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY. GENTLEMAN

      J. C. Nimmo and Bain. London. 1883. LIMITED EDITION. One of 1000 sets. TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with 8 full page etchings by Damman from original designs by Harry Furniss, each with a tissue guard. Finely bound in early twentieth century leather binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in Full burgundy calf bindings. Spines with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Twin brown labels, lettered and ruled in gilt. Compartments ruled and fully decorated in gilt. Gilt double ruled borders on boards. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Just a hint of fading to the spines but still overall a fine, attractive set.

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        Catalogues for Merino & Lincoln Sheep auctions for 1883-1888, along with actual wool samples.

      Australia: 1883 - From the wool collection of W.G. Markham of Avon, N.Y., an important importer, exporter and breeder of sheep in the United States. Four auction catalogues from August & September 1883; Goldsbrough's Monthly Circular for February 20, 1878; about 10 wool samples in envelopes from the Columbia Cream Separator Co, Avon, NY marked with the weight, age of ram/ewe and "M&P" or "Split Ear", etc.; some samples within an envelope the Government Technological Museum, Sydney. Auction catalogues include Catalogue of Pure Merino and Lincoln Sheep 26th August 1886 by Fisken, Gibson & Co, Melbourne, M'Carron, Bird & Co, 8vo, 66pp, with period price notes; Catalogue of Exhibits Entered for the Corowa Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society's Show. 8th & 9th August, 1888. Albury, Adams, Cooper and Adams 1889, 8vo, 20pp, pink printed wrappers a bit ruffled; Catalogue of Pure Merino Rams and Pure Lincoln Rams for sale by Messrs. Powers, Rutherford and Co. on September 6, 1883, Melbourne, Walker, May & Co, 8vo, 12pp; A.A. Piggin & Co. Corowa Show Sales. Catalogue of Sheep, Cattle & Horses. August 9, at the New Show Ground. Corowa, James C. Leslie, 1888, 8vo, 4pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALS ("Ulrike").

      Triblitz, 27. V. 1883. - 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. In German, to a "dear Bertha" with family news: "My sister is doing fairly well, and B. has improved", though she fears that "the malady may return, as it cannot be completely cured, if the doctors are correct in what they say; but frequently they are wrong [.]". - In 1821, the 72-year-old Goethe had met the then 17-year-old Ulrike at Marienbad and was so carried away with her wit and beauty that he thought of marrying her, for which purpose he even enlisted the help of Grand Duke Charles August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Her hesitation to accept the offer made Goethe give up his plans; instead, he addressed to her the poems which he afterwards called "Trilogie der Leidenschaft" (Trilogy of Passion) and which include the famous Marienbad Elegy. - In perfect condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Histoire des Quartre Fils Aymon: Tres Nobles et Tres Vaillans Chevaliers

      H. Launette, Paris 1883 - Book. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. One of 200 unnumbered copies on Papier de Chine. Georgeous color illustrations by Grasset and printed in chromotypography by Charles Grillot. A retelling of the "Chanson de Geste" of Charlemagne and his barons, this is one of the most important and influential illustrated books of the Art Nouveau era. Ray, in the Art of French Illustration, describes the book as epochal! Gillot persuaded Grasset to furnish "Merovingian" style designs to showcase chromolithographic book illustration. As stunning as the illustrations proper is how they were woven in and incorporated into borders and set on the page. See Ray, The Art of French Illustrated Book 357, 464, 465. Ironically, Grasset himself was ambivalent about the whole process of book illustration, which he found onerous in how it forced him to confine his visual ideas to the spatial limitations of the page. His splendid results, though, were surely the product of how he approached the project. He allegedly began with the borders and worked in, sometimes augmenting these with further decoration, and others, with full illustration, and generally, elements of both. The illustrations track the story very well and indeed, the book can be read using the illustrations alone, and ignoring the text. As far as influence, one sees it clearly in the wonderful series of young adult biographies issued by Librairie Furne (the Louis', Richelieu, Napoleon, etc.), many works of Job, etc. etc. Joints rubbed. A few minor spots on brown morocco. Original wrappers bound in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paris . Monuments élevés par la ville 1850 - 1880. Troisième Volume: Edifices consacrées aux Beaux-Arts. [Und:] Edifices religieux. (2 Teile, cplt.).

      Paris, A. Morel, 1882 / 1883 - 2° (45 x 32 cm), 2 Titelbl., 24 S. Text m. Textabb., 23 Taf.; 1 Titelbl., 27 S. Text m. Textabb., 57 Taf., Lose Doppelbl. Text u. Taf. in Priv.-HLwd.-Mappe, Wenige Taf. etw. staubrandig u. randknittrig, sonst tadellos. Jeweils EA. Grundrisse, Ansichten u. Gebäudeschnitte in Stahlstich zu: Théatre du Chatelet, Théatre-Lyrique, Théatre de la Gaité, Théatre du Vaudeville, Musée Carnavalet, Pavillon d?Exposition de la Ville de Paris sowie zu den Kirchen Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville, Saint- Bernard, Saint- Augustin, de la Trinité, Saint François-Xavier, Notre-Dame de la Croix a Ménilmontant, Saint-Pierre de Montrouge, Saint-Ambroise, Saint-Joseph, Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Notre-Dame D?Auteuil, Presbytère de l?Église Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, Prebytère de l?Église de la Trinité, Temple Protestant de Grenelle, Synagogue Rue des Tournelles, Synagogue Rue de la Victoire. 4200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works of Jonathan Swift, The

      London: Bickers & Son, 1883. - The Best and Swiftest Edition SWIFT, Jonathan. The Works of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s, Dublin. Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published. With Notes and a Life of the Author by Sir Walter Scott. Second Edition. In Nineteen Volumes. London: Bickers & Son, 1883-1884.Limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy being No. 497), signed by the publishers. Nineteen octavo volumes (8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inches; 216 x 143 mm.). Engraved frontispiece portrait and one additional plate in Volume I.Early twentieth-century three-quarter turquoise polished calf, ruled in blind, over marbled boards by Tout & Sons for Estes & Lauriat of Boston (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper). Spines with five raised bands and two red morocco gilt lettering labels, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, spines very slightly and uniformly faded. A near fine set.Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), "Irish author and dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin (from 1713), the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Besides the celebrated Gulliver’s Travels (1726), he wrote such noted satires as A Tale of a Tub (1704) and A Modest Proposal (1729)" (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).

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

      London: Wyman & Sons,. 1883. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xii [xiii] xiv-xv [xvi] [1] 2-220 [221: ads] [222-224: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece (maps of Venus and Mars),. original dark blue cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers.. Cloth a bit rubbed at corner tips and along outer joints, a few minor. scuffs to front panel, else a nearly fine, bright copy. (#75601). First edition. Perhaps a presentation copy; unsigned inscription in Lach- Szyrma's hand to an unnamed recipient "with the Author's kind regards" on recto of half title leaf. The first of Lach-Szyrma's three works of interplanetary fiction, this being a revised and expanded version of his A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, published in London by James Parker & Co. in 1874. "The first two parts deal with communication with a Venusian who has spent some time incognito on Earth and a description of a utopian civilization on Venus obtained through a vision ... The third and fourth parts describe the adventures of some Venusians as they explore a civilized Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and some of their satellites." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 131. Later adventures of the Venusians are detailed in "Letters from the Planets," a series of nine stories by Lach- Szyrma published anonymously in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE from 1887 to 1893, and his novel, UNDER OTHER CONDITIONS, published in London by Adam and Charles Black in 1892. "The general point of this and the succeeding stories is acceptance, on a religious basis, of the plurality of worlds and the omnipresence of humanoid life." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1261. "These rather preachy stories concentrate on sightseeing and ethics, but fair-mindedly stress that other planetary conditions may lead to other customs. Lach-Szyrma could be considered a minor forerunner to C. S. Lewis." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [684]. "Clearly influenced Wells." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Locke, Voyages in Space 120. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 108. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 69. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08512.

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        A REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPHS, LETTERS, DRAFTS, NOTES, PAMPHLETS, AND EPHEMERA RELATING TO THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD AND THE TRIAL OF CHARLES GUITEAU].

      Washington D.C., New York, and various places. 1859-1883. - In all, eighteen autograph letters, mostly signed, various sizes, approximately [50]pp. written; eighteen secretarial copies of reports on the President's condition; news clippings and broadside extras; autograph album with thirty-nine signatures; and engraved portrait of Garfield. Octavo to folio. Condition noted on individual items below. All laid into a three-quarter black morocco drop box. This remarkable collection contains manuscripts and printed material relating to the death of President James Garfield and the life and trial of his assassin, Charles Guiteau. Highlights include five autograph letters and manuscripts by Guiteau, including one of the earliest known letters and a chilling jailhouse manuscript written shortly before his execution; extensive autograph material by the lead prosecutor, James K. Porter, including one of his trial notebooks and a draft of his counter to Guiteau's "Unsound Mind" defense; the autograph draft of the bulletin announcing Garfield's death by head surgeon Dr. D.W. Bliss; a letter from defense counsel George Scoville to Porter; an extraordinary correspondence between Porter and trial observer Frederick Douglass; an autograph album with the signatures of Guiteau, attorneys, jurors, and other notables attending the trail; letters by Postmaster General Thomas L. James and Speaker of the House J. Warren Keifer conveying their firsthand accounts of Garfield's condition on the day of the shooting; and a moving letter by Lucretia Garfield, still in mourning several years after her husband's death. James Garfield (1831-81), twentieth president of the United States, was born into poverty in northern Ohio. Through perseverance and natural ability he escaped the hardships of his youth, eventually attending Williams College in Massachusetts, where he received his B.A. in 1856. He returned to Ohio to take up a professorship of ancient languages at Hiram College and was later named president of the school. Garfield entered politics on an anti- slavery platform, winning a seat to the Ohio legislature in 1859. His exemplary service during the Civil War boosted his political stock and he won the first of nine consecutive victories for a seat in Congress from 1862. Garfield emerged from the highly factious 1880 Republican convention as his party's compromise nominee for president, a position he was not even actively seeking. Garfield's brief presidency was largely consumed with the political infighting of the "Stalwart" faction of his party lead by rival Roscoe Conkling. On July 2, 1881, Garfield entered the Baltimore & Potomac railroad station with the intention of traveling to his alma mater, Williams College, and then on to a much-needed vacation. On the platform he was ambushed by Charles Guiteau, a disturbed man with fanciful notions of his own abilities and importance, who unloaded two bullets into the President's back. Garfield would linger for months, stoically enduring the unsterile exploratory surgeries of his doctors, who tried in vain to locate one of the assassin's bullets. Daily bulletins on the President’s health were sent out to an anxious nation which, for the first time since before the Civil War, felt united in a shared grief. Garfield finally succumbed on September 19, the victim of an infection undoubtedly introduced by his doctors. Guiteau (1841-82) was a disappointed and delusional office-seeker who believed his work on behalf of the Republican Party had earned him, through the spoils system, the right to a top diplomatic position. He came to politics after failing in law, publishing, evangelism, bill collecting, and public lecturing. Other than six years spent at the utopian Oneida Community, he was almost always on the move, frequently skipping town without paying his room and board. Roundly disliked and mistrusted, he supported himself by fraud, thievery, and deceit, yet was possessed of a maniacal belief that God had some great purpose for his life. He was eventually convinced

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        Printed Stock Certificate of Standard Oil Trust. 100 Shares issued to Standard Oil pioneer WALLACE C. ANDREWS

      n.p., 1883. 7-1/8 x 16 inches. Signed by JOHN D. ROCKEFLLER, President; HENRY M. FLAGLER, Secretary; and J.A. BOSTWICK, Treasurer; and counter-signed by W. C. Andrews. Printed by the Franklin Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the Capitol with horse-drawn carriages in front. Cancellations in light red ink affecting signatures. With cancel stamp dated Oct. 26, 1885; and signature of Andrews on verso transferring the stock in that year. Fine . An impressive and early relic of the legendary monopoly which grew to dominate the oil industry and whose very name has become virtually synonymous with large trusts, unfair business practices, and the suppression of competition. The guiding spirit of Standard Oil was, of course John D. Rockefeller, who, along with his brother William, W.C. Andrews, Henry Flagler, S.V. Harkness and others, founded the company. In 1882, Rockefeller merged all of Standard's properties in the Standard Oil Trust, which was, in effect one great company, which had an initial capital of $70 million. There were originally forty-two certificate holders, or owners, in the trust. This stock certificate, issued with a very early serial number, is not only signed by Rockefeller, but also by several of the other important founders. Andrews was a successful mining executive who came to Standard Oil in 1872, and became one of the architect's of the company's explosive growth during the 1870s. As for Flagler, he is considered by many people to be almost as important a figure in the history of the oil business as Rockefler himself In 1890, following passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act, the company began to face increasing difficulties, and extremely unwelcome attention was brought to bear on the company by Ida M. Tarbell, a McClure's Magazine reporter, who began to investigate Standard Oil, its organization, and its business practices. Following publication of her report, Standard Oil was forced to break up into separate state companies- the "Seven Sisters" - each with its own board of directors. In addition to being the head of Standard, Rockefeller himself owned iron mines and timberland and invested in numerous companies in manufacturing, transportation, and other industries. Although he held the title of president of Standard Oil until 1911, Rockefeller retired from active leadership of the company in 1896. In 1911 the U.S. Supreme Court found the Standard Oil trust to be in violation of the anti-trust laws and ordered the dissolution of the parent New Jersey corporation. The thirty-eight companies which it then controlled were separated into individual firms. In his biography, Study in Power, John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist and Philanthropist, the historian Allan Nevins reports that Rockefeller at that time owned 244,500 of the company's total of 983,383 outstanding shares

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        Lettres d'un voyageur dans l'Inde. Traduit de l'allemand par Le Dr Ch. Letourneau.

      Paris, C. Reinwald, Libraire-Éditeur, 1883 - in-8° ; VIII-415 pp., pleine toile prune de l'éditeur (Engel relieur), dos lisse orné, cachet de prix sur le premier plat, gdes marges, bel exemplaire. Édition originale de la traduction française. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The millionaire. In three volumes

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1883. "First edition, 3 volumes, 12mo, original orange cloth lettered in black on upper covers, and in gilt on spines; minor rubbing, spines a little darkened; near fine. Inscribed in volume I: ""From the author"" in ink at the top of the first flyleaf. Sadleir 1325: ""A novel based on the life of Jay Gould, by the father of this catalogue's dedicatee"" [i.e. Richard Jennings]. Wolff 3650."

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        Treasure Island

      Cassell & Co., London 1883 - brown buckram, slight rub to head & foot of spine, inscript to ffep. frontis with tissue guard, light foxing to first few pages, 292pp, plus adds, dated july 1883, (5G-783), "Dead Man’s Chest" is not capitalized on p 2 and 7, the font of the number 2 in the pagination varies in size, the 7 in p 127 is larger & bolder, p40 has, rain instead of vain, the period is missing from line 20 of p 178, following the word opportunity, worst is mispelled as worse in the third line of p 197 -----Advertisements---4--pages-dated " 5 G-783 "- This copy bears a dedication " Edward U Wellby--with his Aunt's & Uncle's love-- Clapham Common- Xmas 1883." and also has on the inside of the cover the book plate of Mr.Edward Welby" EW"----Original black coated endpapers-- --paper flaw to the lower blank margin of L3 ( pages 165-1966--- 167-168--- 169-170--- 171-172. . No Foxing in text- very compact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Légende des siècles. Tome cinquième et dernier

      Calmann Lévy, Typ. A. Quantin, Paris 1883 - Petit in-4 (250 x 175 mm), demi-maroquin marron, coins, dos à cinq nerfs orné à froid, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure d'époque). Edition originale. Tirage à 105 exemplaires numérotés ; un des 5 de tête sur Japon Impérial teinté. Exemplaire de A. Quantin, avec sa signature et son ex-libris. (quelques minimes défauts, traces sur la couverture, quelques rousseurs). // Small quarto (250 x 175 mm), brown three-quarter morocco, spine raised on five bands tooled in blind, top edge gilt, other uncut, soft cover preserved (contemporary binding). First edition. Limited printing of 105 numbered copies ; one of the first ones on Imperial Japan paper. Provenance A. Quantin, signed by him, with his book-plate. (some minor defects, stains on the soft cover, some brownings).

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