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        Almanacks for 1883[-1895] [And:] Kate Greenaway’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’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 'Diary' 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.“The beginning of 1883 had seen the publication of Kate Greenaway’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 ‘licquorish chapman of such wares’; 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” (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]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Felis Jaguarondi [Yaguaroundi ]

      [London: Daniel Giraud Elliot for the subscribers, 1883. A very fine image from 'the best animal painter who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). The Jaguarundi [puma yaguarondi] lives mainly in Mexico, Central America and South America. They are seen very infrequently in southern Texas, New Mexico and the Sonora Desert in Arizona. 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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        Contes cruels

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy 1883 - Livre épuisé 18,8 x 12,6 cm, demi-chagrin citron de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, pièces de titre et auteur havane, filet, tête cirée rouge, couv. non cons., faux-titre, titre, 352 pp., 1 f. blanc. Réf. bibliographiques : Carteret II, 470. Clouzot, 277. Condition : Edition originale (pas de grand papier). Séduisant exemplaire en demi-reliure de l'époque, sans aucune rousseur, deux feuillets effrangés en marge. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil by... With Illustrations by the Author

      London: Seeley & Co., 1883.. Limited edition, no. 34 of 135 large paper copies. Small folio. (ii), xvi, 102 pp. Publisher's vellum, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board, the latter also with a gilt vignette, edges uncut. An excellent copy. 14 plates, comprising 5 original etchings (1 completed by Samuel Palmer and 4 finished posthumously by his son) and 9 reproduced from the artist's drawings.

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        Two Panoramic Views (2).. 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 2 parts, 15 x 44,5 cm on one mount (48,5 x 66 cm). - - - Heerderbrug - Wijcker - en Heerderveld, IJzeren spoorbrug, Dorp Heugem, Dorp Heer, Landgoed Borcht, Rijksweg naar Gronsveld, Gemeente Gronsveld, Kasteel Hoogenweerd, Dorp Gronsveld. 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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        Catalogue of Imported Galloway Cattle, Registered in the Galloway Herd Book, the property of A. B. Mathews of Kansas City, MO., for sale by Auction on Friday, November 2d, 1883 .

      Kansas City, Missouri: Press of Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1883 - Over sixty-five Galloway bulls and heifers on the block, giving detailed pedigree. With an introduction by Matthews explaining the his interest in the breed (CATTLE TRADE) 8vo. Illustrated with 2 full-page Engravings. 76 pp. Original wrappers printed in red and black. Vertical crease to front wrap and a few corners previously turned down, a few prices realized in pencil. Very good. Not in OCLC [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Der Weltteil Australien?

      G. Freytag [and] Tempsky, 1882-, Leipzig and Prague 1883 - Four volumes, octavo, frontispieces in each volume, maps and other illustrations; original blindstamped green cloth. Influential German study of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Karl Emil Jung, who had taught classics at Eton, emigrated to Australia in the 1850s, took part in several journeys into the interior, spent some years as a squatter, and worked as an educationalist including serving as Inspector of Schools for South Australia. He spent altogether more than twenty years in Australia, returning to Germany in the late-1870s where he wrote this extensive description of Australia and the Pacific with an audience of would-be German emigrants in mind. The book is divided into sections on: Australia and its native inhabitants; the Australian colonies including Tasmania; Melanesia, Polynesia; New Zealand; Micronesia. Jung became the German authority on Oceanic matters, and supplied information and articles on Australia and the Pacific to numerous periodicals, encyclopedias and text-books. His long stay in Australia had made him uniquely placed to give a comprehensive description of life downunder, and his book is very well illustrated with woodcuts, many of them full-page, of cities, landscapes, native peoples and natural features. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MAP OF THE CITY OF NEWTON

      1883. DREW, ALLIS & CO. MAP OF THE CITY OF NEWTON. Worcester: Drew, Allis & Co., 1883. Full-color lithographed folding map. 16 3/4"x 16 3/4". Folds to 6 1/8"x 4 1/8". Brown cloth stamped in gilt to front. Prior ownership in pencil to front pastedown. Two-inch tear where map attaches to boards and to one seam. Slightly toned with a few small discolorations. Boards show minimal wear. Quite scarce. Only two in OCLC.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("P. K. Rosegger").

      Krieglach, 14. VIII. 1883.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Recht herzlichen Dank für den schönen Gruß, den Sie mir nachgeschickt haben. Derlei Anerkennung freut mich stets, obwohl ich im Angesichte herrlicher Vorbilder sowie in Anbetracht des göttlichen Stoffes, der einem Volksschriftsteller, Volks- u. Naturschildner zur Verfügung steht, mit meinen bisherigen Werken nicht zufrieden sein kann u. darf. Auf Ihre Anregung werde ich mich demnächst mit Hoffmann bekannt machen. Mein Bildungsgang bedingte es, daß ich mich bisher nur auf Wenige in der Literatur beschränken mußte, weil ich auch die Erfahrung machte, daß für mich Conzentration das das beste Mittel ist, ein Wesen zu vertiefen u. ein Können zu erhöhen [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des "Heimgarten".

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        Coturnix Coromandelica (Coromandel Quail)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Coturnix Coromandelica, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition with a few light staining marks. Measuring 15" x 21.75", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Coromandel Quails, or Rain Quails, these birds are expertly hand-colored in different shades of brown, with intricate feather patterns throughout their bodies. Two male quails are illustrated in a frontal position, one with his wing up, allowing for their patterned faces and plumage can be appreciated. 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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        Russian botanical atlas.

      . St. Petersburg, 1883. Small folio. 22 pp. plus 20 coloured chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter leather binding with marbled boards.* Rare botanical atlas, probably issued for instructional use. In 1887 and additional volume was published, which is not present here. Each plate has a page of descriptive text. The fine illustrations show mostly flowering plants, surrounded by anatomical details. Very finely done and artistically composed. Small spot on one plate, several small, light pencil marks, some age-toning. Colouring bright and natural. Rare, we found no further information about this title and its author in the usual reference books..

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        Le gouvernement, ce qu'il a ete, ce qu'il doit etre et le vrai socialisme en action

      Guillamin & Cie, Paris, 1883. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in French. Text clean. Small number written lightly in pencil on half title page. Small pencil mark on back of front free end paper. Some light staining to pp 304-305. Marbled end papers. Fold out section near rear of book. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Spine starting at front hinge but all pages firmly attached. Pages tanned. Rebound to hardcover. Marbled boards with red leather spine and corners. Gilt lettering and raised bands on spine. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Boards heavily rubbed at spine ends and scuffed lightly along the length of the spine. Leather has peeled away in thin strips along the spine but is mostly intact.Top right leather corner on front board is lightly stained. Edges rubbed through to boards. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: . Inventory No: 505566..

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        Old Map - MAPA DE LA PROVINCIA DE VALENCIA por D.Luis B.de Miquel y Roperto. Medalla de Oro en la Expo 1883

      Manuel Fernandez dibujó y grabó., Valencia 1883 - 1 mapa entelado 60x100 cm holandesa Buen estado En este Mapa se ha tomado por base la Triangulación de 1er orden ejecutada por el I.G.y E. y utilizando a la vez los itinerarios inéditos del Exmo.Sr.Don Federico de Botella y de Hornos. El número de habitantes procede del nomenclator de 1876. Escala 1:200,000

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        COMPLETE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE [SCARLET MOROCCO CT 13 VOLS]

      Houghton Mifflin, 1883-95, Boston - 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Complete 13 vols. Riverside Edition. Edited by Hawthorne's son-in-law, Julian. 8vo, original 3/4 scarlet morocco leather and marbled bds, title and spine gilt, raised bands. Heads and tails completely intact. Etched frontispieces. Extremely attractive and well cared for set in FINE condition. Provenance Wasserman, Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn. BAL 7643. Hawthorne's complete works: The Ancestral Footstep; Tales, Sketches, and Other Papers with a biographical sketch by George Parsons Lathrop; Dr. Grimshaw's Secret - a Romance; Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks; The Dolliver Romance, Fanshawe, and Septimus Felton with an appendix containing The Ancestral Footstep; The Marble Faun; Our Old Home and English Notebooks, Vol.1 and 2; Passages from the American Notebooks; The House of Seven Gables and The Snow Image; A Wonder-Book, Tanglewood Tales, and Grandfather's Chair; The Scarlet Letter and The Blithedale Romance and Twice-Told Tales; Mosses from an Old Manse. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MUSEO MILITAR. Historia, indumentaria, armas, sistemas de combate, instituciones, organización del ejército español. Obra redactada por escritores profesionales e ilustrada con numerosos grabados intercalados en el texto y láminas sueltas, representando Momumentos, Retratos, Relieves, Medallas y otros objetos históricos, dibujados por distinguidos artistas españoles y reproducciones directas de grabados de la época, debidos á los más famosos maestros Alemanes, Franceses, Españoles e Italianos. 1ª edición. I. Antigüedad, Edad Media, Renacimiento, Reinado de Carlos I. II. Segunda mitad del Siglo XVI. III. Siglos XVII, XVIII y XIX

      - Barcelona. Establecimiento tipográfico-editorial de Evaristo Ullastres. J. Agustí y Cia. editores. 1883-1886. Tres volúmenes. O.C. Infolio mayor, 631pp, 666pp, 741pp. Numerosas láminas aparte litográficas, cromolitografía a modo de frontis y profusión de grababos intercalados al texto. Encuadernación editorial holandesa piel estampada decorada en plancha, dorados, cortes tintados. Alguna punta algo rozada. Excelente ejemplar, límpido, solido y en prístino estado de ésta más que codiciada obra, no rara en su época, de la que ahora no hallamos ejemplares completos y bien conservados, en primera edición. Portada a dos tintas. CCPB000398656-X. Francisco Barado Font, 1852-1922. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Company. 1883. Small 8vos. F First Edition Thus. H 3/4 Leather. Very Good. [ca. 550] pages per volume. The English (UK) issue of BAL #7643 (the so- called "Riverside Edition"); edited, with introductory notes, by Lathrop; also notable for the reproductions of etchings by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford, Shirlaw and Turner. 12 volumes complete; bound in 3/4 dark blue calf over matching marbled boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for the J. L. Hudson Company, gilt-stamped and decorated spines with raised bands and gilt-stamped brown morocco spine labels, gilt-ruled covers, matching marbled endpapers, t.e.g., dark purple silk bookmarkers. Slight rubbing to covers (with few scratches to upper cover of volume 1); slight wear to few bookmarkers; slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges; generally unaffecting plates). Absolutely stunning example of the noted bookbinding firm's craft.

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        THE SPY OF THE REBELLION

      CHICAGO, IL: A. G. NETTLETON & CO.. VG+ SUBSCRIPTION SALESMAN'S DUMMY. PUB 1883. HARDCOVER. ISBN: THIS DUMMY CONTAINS THE 32 PAGE PRELIMINARY MATERIAL PLUS THE FIRST 55. ISBN: PAGES OF TEXT AND ALL THE ILLUSTRATIONS. THIS DUMMY CONTAINS THE 32 PAGE PRELIMINARY MATERIAL PLUS THE FIRST 55PAGES OF TEXT AND ALL THE ILLUSTRATIONS, WITH THE TITLE PAGE A CANCEL ANDTHE BINDING OBVIOUSLY FROM THE CARLETONNEW YORK ISSUE. INSERTED AT THEBACK IS THE SALESMAN'S LINED LEDGER PAGES FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION ORDERSWITH THE GILT TRADE SPINE (WITH "NEW YORK" AT THE BASE) EMBOSSED ON THEREAR COVER, AND THE LEATHER SPINE OF THE DELUX EDITION AFFIXED TO THEINSIDE REAR COVER. BOOK IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION WITH THE FRONT FREEENDPAPER AND THE ADJACENT PAGE'S TOP CORNERS CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT CLEANAND TIGHT COPY OF A UNIQUE PIECE OF BOOK TRADE EPHEMERA.. Keywords: CIVIL WAR, PINKERTON, LINCOLN ASSINATION, FIRST ATTEMPT, ABCDEF.

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        Nectarinia Ignicauda (Fiery-tailed Sun Bird)

      London 1883 - John Gould (1804-1881) 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 and 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 about 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. Gould became the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain, creating over three thousand plates of birds in over forty volumes. 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. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate, Gould was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The Birds of Asia was a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. This folio size, hand-colored lithograph, Nectarinia Ignicauda, measures 22" x 15" and is in mint condition. The artist illustrated these three birds, commonly called Fiery-tailed Sun-birds, at different angles. The differing angles create a dynamic and thorough print. This lithograph is expertly hand colored in vibrant shades of red, yellow, blue and green. The fine detaining of the feathers gives the birds dimension and the lush leaves and stems they rest on add to the magnificence of this work.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Vorratsgefäss / Ziergefäss

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1883 - From "Griechische Keramik", Genick's superb work on Greek ceramics. This beautiful plate depicts a large standing lidded storage receptacle and a decorative vessel adorned with a sculpture of a Sphinx. The revival of interest in Greek ceramics was led by the travellers and cognoscenti who visited Greece and southern Italy in the mid to late-18th century. The Greek vase as an art form was first brought to the attention of an appreciative wider audience with the publication of a number of well-illustrated works on the collections of these dilettantes. The most notable of this group was Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), whose collection catalogue was published over a number of years starting in 1769. However, it was not until a century later that art historians felt they understood the full scope and history of ancient Greek ceramics in general and the superb work produced using the red-figure technique in particular. Genick was one of the leading authorities of his day on the red-figure vases: an architect by training, he had a passionate love for and deep understanding of this great Athenian pottery. His study, brought to realization by Wasmuth's superb chromolithographs, illustrates for the first time these masterpieces of the potter's life-size art. Colour-printed lithograph by Ernst Wasmuth. Very good condition.

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        Lebende Thierbilder. Ein Ziehbilderbuch.

      MŸnchen, Braun & Schneider o.J. (ca. 1883). - 4¡. 8 kolorierte lithographierte Ziehbilder. Farbig ill. Orig.-Halbleinenbd. (Ecken bestossen, Kanten berieben, HDeckel etwas fleckig). Das erste von 2 reinen TierbilderbŸchern mit Ziehmechanismus. - EnthŠlt Szenen aus dem Bauernhof: Der Kettenhund, Am Teiche, Der Fuhrmannsgaul, Die Schafherde, Im Viehstall, Gute Freunde, Der Hirsch, Der Uhu. - "In Meggendorfers Bilderbuchmenagerie sind auch sie [die Tiere] von erheiternder Komik, ist nichts an ihnen ver- oder Ÿberzeichnet. Der Bewegungsablauf folgt jeweils den Gesetzen der tierischen Anatomie" (KrahŽ, S. 23 u. Nr. 86). - Innengelenk gebrochen, Innendeckel mit Firmenstempel, Buchblock im Falz verstŠrkt, 1 Bl. mit Klebespuren, fleckig, 2 Ziehmechanismen erneuert, die Ziehmechanismen insgesamt jedoch alle intakt. - KrahŽ 87. Bilderwelt 2049. LKJ II, S. 459 ff. Lang de

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        LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1883 - 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. original cloth, spine and front board gilt and black stamped [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chrestomathie persane a l'usage des eleves de l'ecole speciale des langues orientales vivantes. Vol. 1 + 2 (complet).

      Paris, 1883 - 1885., Ernest Leroux, - 4°. XI, 243, 232 p., 1 f., VIII, 292, 270 p. (= Publications de l'Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes; 2. Serie, Vol. 7 + 8). Demi-reliures de toile avec tranches marbrees et dos dores. - Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit marmoriertem Rundumschnitt und goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Schmutztitel und Titelseiten 2 - 3 mal gestempelt, je 1 Stempel auf den Nachsätzen. Papier gebräunt, teilw. stock- und schmutzfleckig. Quelques cachets d'bibliotheques sur les faux-titres et les pages de titre, 1 cachet sur les gardes. Papier un peu bruni. Quelques pages incl. faux-titre et les gardes un peu taches par la moisissure et avec peu empreintes digitales. Französisch Band:

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        Chrestomathie persane à l’usage des Elèves de l’Ecole Spéciale des Langues Orientales Vivantes.

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, Editeur 1883-1885 - Publié par Ch. Scheffer. Publications de l’Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes. IIe Série- volume VII & VIII, Tome I & II. (2 vols. en 1). Grand In-8°, de XI ; 244 pp. (français) & 242 pp. (persan) ; 293 pp. (français) ; 1 f. & 270 pp (en persan). Relié, demi-cuir marron, filets et pièces de titres doré, plat moucheté. Avant- propos. Notes et éclaircissements. Additions et Corrections. Index alphabétique pour chaque volume. TOME.I - Sommaire : NOTE SUR LE ZAFER NAMEH- NOTE SUR L’ADAB OUS SALTHANEH OUEL WEZAREH- NOTES ET ECLAIRCISSEMENTS SUR L’HISTOIRE DE BOUKHARA- NOTICE DE L’OUVRAGE PORTANT LE TITRE DE FEZHAILI BALKH- NOTICE SUR LE LETHAIF OUTH THEWAIF- NOTICE SUR LE KITAB BEIAN IL EDIAN- NOTICE SUR LE RISSALEHI HATINYEH- NOTICE SUR LE POEME INTITULE RAHAT OUL INSSAN. TOME. II- NOTICE SUR L’HISTOIRE DES BARMECIDES- NOTICE SUR L’OUVRAGE INTITULE : HISTOIRE DE L’AMBASSADEUR DE NIZAMCHAH- NOTICE SUR LE DJIHAN KOUCHAY OU HISTOIRE DU CONQUERANT DU MONDE PAR ALA EDDIN ATHA MALIK DJOUVEINY- NOTICE SUR LE MERZBAN NAMEH- LETTRE ET DEPECHES. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1883. - 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’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 'Diary' 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."The beginning of 1883 had seen the publication of Kate Greenaway’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 ‘licquorish chapman of such wares’; 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" (Spielmann and Layard (1905), p. 122).Schuster & Engen 3-16. Thomson 47-61. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ceriornis Satyra (Nepaulese Horned Pheasant)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph,Ceriornis Satyra, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in mint condition. Measuring 15" x 21.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Nepaulese or Crimson Horned Pheasants, these birds are expertly hand-colored in rich shades of crimson, with black, white and brown accents. The males are seen with black faces, blue throats and blue horns. The female in the background is less colorful than her male counterparts, but has similar detail patterning of her plumage as the males. 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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        To The Gold Coast For Gold A Personal Narrative.

      London Chatto & Windus 1883 - First Edition in Original Cloth BURTON, Sir Richard Francis. CAMERON, Verney Lovett. To The Gold Coast For Gold. A Personal Narrative. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. First edition. Two octavo volumes (7 7/16 x 4 15/16 inches; 189 x 126 mm). xii, [1, contents], [1, blank], [1]-354,[2,], [32, publisher's advertisements]; [2, blank], [i]-vi, [1]-381, [3] pp. With two colored folding maps in volume I and a colored frontispiece in volume II. Publisher's original red cloth, stamped in black and gilt on boards. Spines lettered in gilt and stamped in black. Black-coated endpapers. Spines slightly rubbed and sunned. Top edges a bit foxed. Minimal and invisible restoration to inner hinges. Bookplate on front paste-down of each volume, of previous owner John Ralph Willis, a prominent collector of Rare Africana. Each volume with previous owner's ink signature and date of 1888 on front free endpapers. On the same page in the same hand is written "Valley Forge Historical Society & Washington Memorial Library, Valley Forge." A very good and handsome set. "In 1881–2, Cameron joined Burton on a mission to West Africa. The two explorers examined the interior of the Gold Coast, searching for evidence of its gold-producing potential. Cameron also plotted the course of the Ankobrah River, and together they sent back to Kew 151 plants native to the Gold Coast. In 1883 their book To the Gold Coast for Gold was published." (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Penzer, HBS 64998. $5,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Argusianus Argus (Great Argus)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Argusianus Argus, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in mint condition. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Argus Pheasants or Great Argus, these pheasants are expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown with blue heads and accenting feathers and small black hairs on their crown. Precise lines define and detail each feather and the intricate patterns and "eyes" of their plumage. The foreground pheasant allows for a close view of their rich coloring, while in the background an Great Argus male is courting a female. 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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        Die Deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam u. Charlottenburg m. ihren schönsten Bauwerken u. hervorragendsten Monumenten. 2. Aufl.

      Frankf., Bokelmann, 1883.. 3 Bll., 247 SS. m. 1 gest. Titel mit Ansichtsvign. und 47 Stahlstichansichten ( nach Photographien ), gr.- 8°, Or.- GLwd. mit Goldprägung ( best. u. leicht fleckig).. Berlin-Bibl. S. 53 ( Erstausgabe 1876 der Ausgabe v. Springer). Mit 1 Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau und Ansichten vom Schloß. Museum, Alexanderplatz, Nationalgalerie, Universität, Bauschule, Schloßbrücke, Brandenburger Tor, Gendarmenmarkt, Opernhaus, Reichstag u.a., außerdem aus der "Umgebung" Charlottenburg, Tegel, Glienicke, Potsdam ( 6) und Sanssouci (2). - Tafeln und Text leicht stockfleckig.

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        The Art of the Old English Potter, Illustrated with Fifty Etchings By the Author

      Bemrose and Sons, London 1883 - Book. Elephant Folio - over 15. 214 pp. Limited signed edition, of which this is number 139 of 250, "with letters". (Signed by Bemrose & Sons.) Lovely etchings by Solon of urns, jugs, mugs, dishes, teapots, figurines, et. al. Some light foxing affecting some text pages and a few plates, but never is it disconcerting. Most pages are clean. Heavy fine paper stock used remains crisp and fresh generally. Yellow decorated cloth boars have some soilage and wear, with fraying in corners, and a few minor tears (one such at top of spine). Tear or crack along hinge of front endpaper. Still this manages to be a very good copy in my view. The book weighs almost 10 pounds and so expect there to be extra shipping add-on if you order through ABE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Aborigines of Australia

      Thomas Richards, Sydney 1883 - 69pp. A lovely copy of this scarce book. Illustrated with 7 illustrations plus a frontispiece - all steel engravings - 2 coloured. Bound in original red publisher's cloth with gilt embossed lettering to the spine and a black embossed image of an aboriginal man to the front board (which is also on the title page). Bevelled edges. Scarce - only 500 copies ever printed. Fading to the spine with bumps to the head and tail of the spine with some associated rubbing. Light patchy soiling to the boards. Some more noticable soil marks to the front board with a few small stain marks at the head of the board - the largest being about 2cm in length. Light rubbing to the board corners. Splitting to the front inner hinge - the text block remains quite firmly attached - hardly any shaking. Contemporary ink inscription to the reverse of the front end paper dated 26th February 1884 (To Rasali Gubb.from her uncle Russell (?)). Light foxing to the reverse of the front end paper and half title page and more marked foxing to the reverse of the rear end paper and the last illustration page. There is also some foxing to the two colour plates and to the margins of the other illustration plates. There is some foxing/toning to pp. 64 - 65 Despite these faults the book is tight and clean. A very good minus copy in very original condition of a scarce and charming book. Shipping from the UK [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philipp Reis: Inventor of the telephone, by Silvanus Thompson. 2 ALS from Thompson to William Frazer laid in.

      E. & F. N. Spon, London 1883 - Did Reis Invent the Telephone? [Reis, Johann Philipp (1834-74).] Thompson, Silvanus P. (1851-1916). Philipp Reis: Inventor of the telephone. A biographical sketch, with documentary testimony, translations of the original papers of the inventor and contemporary publications. ix, 182pp. Frontispiece and 2 wood-engraved plates, text illustrations. London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1883. 214 x 139 mm. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, slightly shaken, corners and extremities worn.Lightly sewn in at the front of the book are two Autograph letters signed from Thompson to William Frazer, dated March 8 and March 13, 1883 respectively, regarding Frazer's presence at a demonstration of Reis's telephone in the fall of 1865; Frazer's letter to Thompson describing the demonstration (not included here) is printed on pp. 129-30 of Thompson's book. Frazer's marginal annotations on pp. 129-30 (the one on p. 129 signed "WF") correcting some of the information in the printed letter. Manuscript sheet, most likely in Frazer's hand, containing a memorandum of the 1865 demonstration and a list of names, laid in. Ownership signatures of A. Q. Keasbey on flyleaves. First Edition of what remains the only English-language biography of Philipp Reis, inventor of a telephone transmitter and receiver capable of reproducing music and-under certain circumstances-intelligible speech. Reis's telephone transmitter worked by alternatively making and breaking connection with a battery, while his receiver was designed to operate on the principle of magnetostriction-the property of ferromagnetic materials such as iron to change shape on application of a magnetic field. Neither of these principles is adequate for constructing a successful speech-transmitting telephone; however"if the sound entering a Reis transmitter is not too strong, contact between the metal point and the metal strip will not be broken. Instead, the pressure of the former on the latter will fluctuate with the sound, causing fluctuations in the electrical resistance and therefore in the current. Similarly, the receiver will respond to continuously fluctuating as well as to intermittent currents (but not by magnetostriction). The sensitivity, however, is extremely low. . . . "(Enc. Brit., 15th ed. [1990]).The above explanation accounts for the partial, but real success of Reis's telephone in transmitting intelligible speech.Between 1858 and 1863 Reis constructed three different models of his telephone, the third and best known of which was demonstrated in scientific societies throughout Europe and America. One of those who saw the machine was Alexander Graham Bell, who was shown Reis's telephone at the Smithsonian Institution in March 1875, and who might have seen an earlier model demonstrated in Edinburgh as early as 1862 (Bell's own telephone, constructed on different principles, was patented in 1876). Unlike Bell, Reis had no interest in profiting from his telephone, freely giving out information about it to anyone who asked, and selling models of it at a reasonable price. It is very likely that Reis would have continued his work in telephony, had he not died shortly after his fortieth birthday.Thompson, a distinguished British physicist and historian of science, considered Reis the true inventor of the telephone, and wrote the present biography as a means of championing Reis's cause. To that end, he published a detailed account of Reis's telephone, provided English translations of Reis's communications on the subject, and solicited testimonials from those who had attended demonstrations of the instrument, attesting to its ability to transmit the spoken word. Nine of these testimonials can be found in Chapter V, including that of William Frazer, an Irish physician, who saw Reis's telephone demonstrated by Stephen M. Yeates at a club meeting in Dublin in 1865. Thompson's two letters to Frazer, the first requesting "any information about that which occurred on that occasion" and the second t [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Capitaine Fracasse. Illustré de 60 dessins de Gustave Doré.

      Paris,G. Charpentier 1883 - Reliure demi-chagrin ardoise. In-4 (27 x 17 cm) 496 pages et 4 p. ,table des matières. Dos à 5 nerfs, auteur et titre en lettrage d'or. Tranche sup.dorée , sous couverture jaune illustrée par E. Baroux. 60 gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte par Gustave Doré. Quelques légères rousseurs . Belle fraicheur pour cet exemplaire plaisant et propre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nature at Home.

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 1883 - First English edition. 4to. xiii, [2], 129 pp. aeg. In the publisher's decorated cloth, ink- and gilt-stamped to spine and front board. Title-page printed in red and black. Beautifully illustrated throughout with head- and tail-pieces, vignettes, full- and double-page plates, the latter mounted on stubs. In very good condition, the covers particularly bright. Corners slightly bumped and usual light foxing to first and last pages. With a prize plate to front pastedown and heraldic bookplate to ffep and the original prize-giving programme inserted. The volume was awarded to Hon. R.O.B. Bridgeman for Extra Drawing on Dec. 21st 1893. He went on to become a Commander R N and was killed in East Africa during the Great War. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philipp Reis: Inventor of the telephone, by Silvanus Thompson. 2 ALS from Thompson to William Frazer laid in

      London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1883. <p>Did Reis Invent the Telephone? <p><p>[Reis, Johann Philipp (1834-74).] Thompson, Silvanus P. (1851-1916). Philipp Reis: Inventor of the telephone. A biographical sketch, with documentary testimony, translations of the original papers of the inventor and contemporary publications. ix, 182pp. Frontispiece and 2 wood-engraved plates, text illustrations. London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1883. 214 x 139 mm. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, slightly shaken, corners and extremities worn.</p><p>Lightly sewn in at the front of the book are two Autograph letters signed from Thompson to William Frazer, dated March 8 and March 13, 1883 respectively, regarding Frazer&#39;s presence at a demonstration of Reis&#39;s telephone in the fall of 1865; Frazer&#39;s letter to Thompson describing the demonstration (not included here) is printed on pp. 129-30 of Thompson&#39;s book. Frazer&#39;s marginal annotations on pp. 129-30 (the one on p. 129 signed "WF") correcting some of the information in the printed letter. Manuscript sheet, most likely in Frazer&#39;s hand, containing a memorandum of the 1865 demonstration and a list of names, laid in. Ownership signatures of A. Q. Keasbey on flyleaves.</p> <p>First Edition of what remains the only English-language biography of Philipp Reis, inventor of a telephone transmitter and receiver capable of reproducing music and-under certain circumstances-intelligible speech. Reis&#39;s telephone transmitter worked by alternatively making and breaking connection with a battery, while his receiver was designed to operate on the principle of magnetostriction-the property of ferromagnetic materials such as iron to change shape on application of a magnetic field. Neither of these principles is adequate for constructing a successful speech-transmitting telephone; however</p><p>"if the sound entering a Reis transmitter is not too strong, contact between the metal point and the metal strip will not be broken. Instead, the pressure of the former on the latter will fluctuate with the sound, causing fluctuations in the electrical resistance and therefore in the current. Similarly, the receiver will respond to continuously fluctuating as well as to intermittent currents (but not by magnetostriction). The sensitivity, however, is extremely low. . . . "(Enc. Brit., 15th ed. [1990]).</p><p>The above explanation accounts for the partial, but real success of Reis&#39;s telephone in transmitting intelligible speech.</p><p>Between 1858 and 1863 Reis constructed three different models of his telephone, the third and best known of which was demonstrated in scientific societies throughout Europe and America. One of those who saw the machine was Alexander Graham Bell, who was shown Reis&#39;s telephone at the Smithsonian Institution in March 1875, and who might have seen an earlier model demonstrated in Edinburgh as early as 1862 (Bell&#39;s own telephone, constructed on different principles, was patented in 1876). Unlike Bell, Reis had no interest in profiting from his telephone, freely giving out information about it to anyone who asked, and selling models of it at a reasonable price. It is very likely that Reis would have continued his work in telephony, had he not died shortly after his fortieth birthday.</p><p>Thompson, a distinguished British physicist and historian of science, considered Reis the true inventor of the telephone, and wrote the present biography as a means of championing Reis&#39;s cause. To that end, he published a detailed account of Reis&#39;s telephone, provided English translations of Reis&#39;s communications on the subject, and solicited testimonials from those who had attended demonstrations of the instrument, attesting to its ability to transmit the spoken word. Nine of these testimonials can be found in Chapter V, including that of William Frazer, an Irish physician, who saw Reis&#39;s telephone demonstrated by Stephen M. Yeates at a club meeting in Dublin in 1865. Thompson&#39;s two letters to Frazer, the first requesting "any information about that which occurred on that occasion" and the second thanking Frazer and asking permission to include Frazer&#39;s letter in his book, are sewn loosely into this copy. Frazer&#39;s letter to Thompson is printed on pp. 129-30; his autograph notes on these pages correct erroneous dates in the printed letter. Catania, Basilio, "The &#39;Telephon&#39; of Philipp Reis," (web refernce) DSB. </p>

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        LA SAGRADA BIBLIA, traducida de la Vulgata latina al español, aclarado el sentido de algunos lugares con la luz que dan los textos originales hebreo y griego, é ilustrada con varias notas sacadas de los Santos Padres y expositores sagrados por D. Félix López Amat. Nueva edición ilustrada por Gustavo Doré. 4 tomos

      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1883 - 29x40 29x40, 362pp.+47pp.+69 láminas fuera de texto; 390pp.+52pp.+49 láminas fuera de texto; 722pp.+86pp.+33 láminas fuera de texto; 459pp.+52pp.+78 láminas fuera de texto Español Biblia,Religión Libro Holandesa piel editorial con planos dorados y estampados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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        The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY 1883 - Interior meets all points outlined in BAL 16378, title page in red and black, laid paper, brown coated endpapers, etc. except for the fact that this is the clothbound edition that appears to be as rare as the leather bound version. For many years it was thought that the leather version was the only one produced. Ahearn, "Collected Books," p. 552 lists a cloth first as being produced as well in 1883. This was also Howard Pyle's first book as an author. They rarely come up. First Issue. xx, 296 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth covered-boards with intricate Pyle design on the cover and spine stamped in black and orange with gold embossed titling to cover and spine. Considerable fraying to cloth at head and spine, losses at base. Corners of boards have bumping and small losses. Small bookseller label at base of first free endpaper at gutter, previous owner's signature on second free endpaper. The signature gathering of pages 99-110 loose but holding to text block by top thread. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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