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

      Australia:. 1883.. Paperback. 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.

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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.

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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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        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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        Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino.

      Florence Felice Paggi 1883 - Small octavo. 236pp., + iipp. of advertisements. First edition. The enduring children’s classic about a mischievous marionette whose nose grows every time he tells a lie, in the original Italian and wonderfully illustrated with a full-page frontispiece of the titular character, as well as sixty-one additional woodcuts interspersed throughout the text.The first half of Pinocchio was originally published serially in the children’s magazine Giornale per i Bambini from 1881 to 1883, and it is thought that the story was not intended primarily as children’s literature, as it did not end happily: Pinocchio was hanged from a tree for his various moral failings. It was at the urging of his publisher that author Carlo Collodi (a pseudonym for Carlo Lorenzini) added the second half of the book, in which The Blue Fairy repeatedly comes to Pinocchio’s rescue, guiding him toward self-awareness and enabling his transformation from puppet to human. Popular in Italy at the time of its publication, the book and its author went on to gain international acclaim when the story was translated into English in 1892. Pinocchio is still cherished to this day and has been the subject of numerous adaptations, including popular versions by Disney and Steven Spielberg, who used the story as the basis for his 2001 film AI. This very rare first edition of the book – only five copies have come up for auction in nearly twenty-five years – is bound in quarter red calf and marbled boards by Devauchelle. Raised bands divide the spine into compartments, two of which bear the title and date in gilt. The endpapers are marbled. Housed in a clamshell box with marbled boards and red leather backing, title and decorations on spine in gilt. Some toning and light staining to the interior, a small closed tear to the margin of two pages, and several unobtrusive stamped and handwritten ownership signatures, otherwise a fine copy of this high spot of children’s literature. (Gottlieb/Pierpont Morgan Library 213; Osborne 2, p.1007). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World

      published by the author for the subscribers, Boston 1883 - Contemporary black morocco gilt, gilt turn-ins, silk doublures and linings (rebacked, a few small repairs to edges). Cloth folding box. "A very rare book" (Bennett), limited to 200 copies, with beautiful plates on a grand scale including some of Smit's finest work. "In writing the present work I have striven to bring together some of the wonderful examples of the ornithological world, and to illustrate them in such a manner that others besides naturalists may become acquainted with the beautiful forms of bird life which inhabit our globe" (Preface). Given Cory's stated aim it is unsurprising that he has concentrated on the most spectacular bird family of all: the Birds of Paradise and their relatives the Lyre Birds and the Spotted Bower bird. Twelve of the twenty plates are from this group. The other eight include two of the best known extinct bird species: the Dodo and the Great Auk (also included amongst the extinct species is the Labrador Duck). The remaining depict many unusual species, with images of the Kiwi, the Ruff, the California Condor, the Black-headed Plover, and the Sacred Ibis. Bennett p. 28; BM(NH) I, p. 387; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 87; McGrath p. 59; Wood 30; Nissen IVB 205; Nissen SVB 109; Zimmer p.137. (26 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), preface leaf (verso blank), dedication to Joel Asaph Allen (verso blank), contents leaf (verso blank), 20 text leaves. 20 lithographed plates (18 hand-colored) after Joseph Smit and others, printed by M. & N. Hanhart or Forbes & Co. of Boston. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Court of the Tuileries from the Restoration to the Flight of Louis Philippe.

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1883 - 2 volumes, octavo (190 × 132 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid 20th-century, in rich brown crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot; slightly bevelled boards with one-line gilt rule border enclosing, on front cover, a panel set with green faceted stones and with gilt flower tools at inside corners, each flower with an inset faceted white stone at centre and two seed pearls either side, enclosing a central oval with a hand-coloured miniature portrait mounted behind glass, the oval surrounded with seed pearls and four blue faceted stones; on back cover a simpler gilt panel; board edges decorated in gilt with a dotted roll, headcaps with gilt hatching; moiré silk doublures and endpapers, turn-ins gilt all round with palmettes at corners, gilt edges. Fine condition. Frontispiece with later but skilful hand colouring, 7 plates, and extra-illustrated with 23 plates of which 4 are hand-coloured. First edition. The popular historian Lady Jackson was widely read in standard authorities (and even unpublished papers), and her narrative style – bumptious and with "a great deal of go" (Saturday Review, 25 Jan 1879, 117) – made her histories readable works of light literature. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book label. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Heures Nouvelles

      1883 - Petit in-8 carré de (2) ff., clxxxii pp., (8), montés sur onglets. Texte imprimé sur chaque page dans un encadrement très décoratif peint à la main. Relié en plein maroquin brun finement décoré de filets et de fleurons dorés, plat supérieur orné d'un médaillon central en émail peint représentant l'Adoration des Mages, dos à nerfs finement orné, signature dorée Gruel en queue du dos, initiales dorées « G. B. B. L. » frappées dans l'ovale central du plat inférieur, fermoirs ouvragés, tranches dorées et gaufrées portant l'inscription Gloria in Excelsis Deo répétée deux fois, gardes et doublures de satin rouge, roulette dorée intérieure. Reliure signée Gruel. MAGNIFIQUE LIVRE D'HEURES RÉALISÉ SPÉCIALEMENT A L'OCCASION DU MARIAGE DE GEORGES BERTHIER ET DE BERTHE LAURENT, CÉLÉBRÉ LE 20 FÉVRIER 1883 A LA FERTE-VIDAME. Les 96 feuillets imprimés composant ce livre d'Heures sont CHACUN DÉCORÉ PAR UN SUPERBE ENCADREMENT PEINT A LA MAIN ET ENLUMINE A L’ÉPOQUE, AVEC DE NOMBREUX REHAUTS D'OR ET D'ARGENT. CHACUN DES 188 ENCADREMENTS EST DIFFÉRENT ET PRÉSENTE UN DÉCOR D'UNE GRANDE FINESSE D’EXÉCUTION. Le présent livre d'Heures a été gravé par Moulin d'après P. Engelmann et peint par E. Moreau. *** Outstanding book of Hours illuminated and enhanced with gold and silver, made for the wedding of a French couple in February 1883. Small square 8vo Text printed on each page inside a very decorative hand-painted border. Bound in full brown morocco finely decorated with gilt fillets and fleurons, front cover decorated with a central enamel painted medallion representing the Adoration of the Magi, spine ribbed and finely decorated, gilt signature Gruel at the foot of the spine, gilt initials "G.B.B.L." stamped in the central oval of the lower cover, two pierced metal clasps at the fore-edge, edges gilt and gauffered with the inscription Gloria in Excelsis Deo repeated twice, red velvet endleaves and doublures, gilt inner border. Binding signed Gruel.VERY BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF HOURS SPECIALLY MADE FOR GEORGES BERTHIER AND BERTHE LAURENT'S WEDDING, CELEBRATED ON THE 20TH OF FEBRUARY 1883 AT THE FERTE-VIDAME. AN EXTRAORDINARY FINE COPY OF A UNIQUE BOOK OF HOURS ENTIRELY ILLUMINATED AND ENHANCED WITH GOLD AND PRESERVED IN AN EXQUISITE BINDING MADE ON THE OCCASION OF THE WEDDING OF A FRENCH COUPLE IN 1883. *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Comitiva Regia en el Casamiento de S. M. el Rey de España Don Alfonso 12 con S. A. I. y R. la Archiduquesa Dona Maria Cristina de Austria, en el Trayecto Desde la Real Basilica de Atocha a Palacio el dia 29 de Noviembre de 1879.

      Madrid A. Fortuny (1883) - An extensive panorama stretching across forty pages, which folds out to show the royal procession making its way from the Royal Basilica of Atocha to the Palace on the wedding day of the King of Spain, Alfonso XII, and his second wife, Maria Christina of Austria. A retinue of guards, musicians, and members of the royal family all lead the way for the new King and Queen, who can be seen peeking out the window of their carriage. Printed by chromolithography in full color, with shimmering gold and silver decoration on the stately horses, carriages, and military uniforms. Each group in the procession is labeled in Spanish, and the pages of the panorama are backed with silk for strength. In its original crimson leather portfolio bearing the King and Queen's intertwined initials, surmounted by a crown, gilt edge decoration, and intricate dentelles. Portfolio bears a red and gold label with a crown on the front cover. Some wear to extremities, minor soiling on the inside of the cover where a bookplate or label was likely removed, and light foxing, not affecting the images, which are fresh and bright. An attractive copy of a rare commemorative panorama. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chronological Chart of Ancient, Modern and Biblical History.-

      - Synchronized by Hon. Sebastian C. ADAMS with Maps of the World's Great Empires, drawn Prof. J. A. PAINE PH. D. Archologist of the First Expedition of the Palestine Exploration Society. Fifth Edition. Twenty seventh thousand. Critically revised and enlarged and brought down to A. D. 1883. New York. Colby & CO. Très grande carte, richement colorée, de 71 cm de largeur sur 6,90 mètres de longueur, à la fois historique et géographique, sur papier verni doublé toile, enroulée aux deux extrémités sur un axe pourvu d'une manivelle permettant de dérouler le document selon la période étudiée. Splendide ouvrage, richement imagé, qui devait servir à l'éducation soit dans les écoles soit dans les foyers. Notre exemplaire est remarquable par son état de conservation et de fraîcheur, pratiquement parfait malgré 2 petits trous marginaux pratiquement invisibles. Photos sur demande. Le document commence à la création avec une gravure montrant Adam, Eve et le pommier dans le jardin d'Eden et se termine avec les listes et portraits en médaillon, des Présidents des USA, des principaux souverains du monde et des hommes éminents.

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        Oeuvres. Nouvelle édition revue sur les plus anciennes impressions et les autographes et augmentée de variantes, notices, de notes, d'un lexique des mots et locutions remarquables,. par Henri Regnie

      Hachette, Paris, 1883-97. - 165 X 250 mm. 11 volumes + 1 atlas reliés demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couv. cons., non rogné (rel. de l'ép.). Plus de 6000 pp., avec un album de portraits, vues et fac-similé. Belle édition tirée à 150 ex. num. sur papier de Dambriourt Frères.Poésies diverses. Notice bibliographique. Notices diverses. Lettres.Tables alphabétique des noms propres contenus dans les oeuvres de La Fontaine. Lexique de La Fontaine. Dos lég. bruni, petit accident sur le plat du premier volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        One Hundred Chess Problems

      Civil Service Printing 1883 London - About very good issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to cove 3d Hardbound Small Octavo Unpaginated [inscribed] Points and spine ends rubbed, small tear on title and lightly soiled. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Monthly

      Jas Wade, London 1883 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L&N, THE THROUGH LINE FROM NEW ORLEANS, MOBILE, MONTGOMERY, MEMPHIS AND NASHVILLE. TO PRINCIPAL CITIES OF THE NORTH

      Courier-Journal Job Print, December 15, 1883. - 18" x 32" sheet that opens to a map of most of the country, beige outlining, inset maps and descriptions of Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville, Evansville, Nashville, Memphis, Mobile & New Orleans, folded and backed with 16 panels of time tables and cover panels. Lightly worn else very good.

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        Life of George Cruikshank, The

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. - In a Beautiful and Unusual Kelliegram BindingFrom the Library of Jakob Raskob - Builder of The Empire State Building[KELLIEGRAM Binding]. [CRUIKSHANK, George]. JERROLD, Blanchard. The Life of George Cruikshank. In Two Epochs. A New Edition. With Eighty-Four Illustrations. London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. New edition. Octavo (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in; 180 x 116 mm). xvi, 392 pp. Nineteen black and white plates with tissue guards, sixty-five black and white text illustrations.Bound by Kelly & Sons ca. 1900 in an unusual Kelliegram (thus signed) binding of full crimson crushed morocco with gilt-decorated frame to covers, and multi-colored morocco inlaid portrait to spine. One raised band. Turn-ins with gilt corner pieces. All edges gilt. Green silk end leaves. Original red cloth covers and spine bound in at rear. With the bookplate of John J. Raskob. [The beautifully inlaid and colorful] "Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding firm of Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The binding firm was carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly significantly developed the company in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by William Henry, Jr., Henry, and Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892, taking the firm into the twentieth century The development [during the 1880s] that came to be known as Kelliegram was one of the bindery's most notable, and the popularity continues today as demonstrated by the prices Kelliegram bindings command at auction and in the rare book trade" (Dooley, Kelliegram Bindings, Brynmawr Library).George Cruikshank was and remains the most celebrated caricaturist and book illustrator of the 19th century.The previous owner, the noted book collector John Jakob Raskob, was a financial executive and businessman for DuPont and General Motors, and the builder of the Empire State Building.

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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology. With Colored Representations of The Natural and Artificial Insect, and A Few Observations and Instructions on Trout and Grayling Fishing

      n.p.: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1883 - "This work . displays a rare combination of entomological and piscatorial science. The drawings of the natural fly in juxtaposition with the artificial, are of great value and nicety" (Westwood & Satchell) Ninth Edition. 8vo. With 20 hand- colored plates. 132 pp. Original dark blue cloth, uncut, Beautiful Copy; publisher's 24-page catalogue dated November 1883 at end. Westwood & Satchell, p. 178 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bird's Eye View of Nevada City, Nevada County, Cal

      San Francisco: Britton & Rey, 1883. A SUPERB BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA Hand-colored lithograph Framed size: 34 ½" x 46 ½" Sheet size: 25" x 37 ¾" This spectacular hand-colored lithograph is an excellent example of the work produced by Britton & Rey. It presents a broad and richly detailed view of Nevada City, California, one of the oldest and most important Gold Rush towns in northern California. First settled in 1849, Nevada City became the County Seat after it was formed from a section of Yuba County in 1851. Moreover, during the mining boom in California, Nevada City had the third largest population in the state. . Book.

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        De skandinaviske Landbrugsplanter fremstillede efter Afbildninger af "Flora Danica".

      1883 1883 - Kbhvn. 1883. Med 212 kolorerede kobberstik. Fol. 6 s. + tavler. + 2 sider. Priv. hlvldr., fals med brugsspor. Bindet sign. Anton Larsen. Ekspl. har tilhørt Markfrøkontoret.Contp. half calf, joints partly broken. * A reissue of "Flora Danica", original, as far as it was done with the original plates just after the whole work was finished. It contains all the agricultural plants from the work. All 212 plates are in fine contemp. handcolouring.

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        WAPENBOEK DER ANTWERPSCHE GEMEENTEINSTELLINGEN SEDERT DE VROEGSTE TIJDEN TOT OP ONZE DAGEN/ ARMORIAL DES INSTITUTIONS COMMUNALES D'ANVERS DEPUIS LES TEMPS LES PLUS RECULES JUSQU'A NOS JOURS,

      Antwerpen, De Backer, 1883. Tweetalige editie, gebonden in bruin halfleder, gemarmerde buitenplatten, 5 nerven en titelvignet op rug, gedecoreerde binnenste schutbladen, ex-libris, 1 nederlandstalige en 1 franstalige titelpagina in zwart en rood en met vignet, 235 x 315mm., 208 + 200pp. + XXX zeer mooie kleurplaten hors texte.Met opdracht, voorwoord en verklaring der heraldieke tekens. In prima staat.

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        GRAND OPENING OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY. CELEBRATION AT ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. THE EASTERN TERMINUS. SEPTEMBER 3RD, 1883

      Brwon & Treacy, 1883., 1883. 7.5" x 5.5" in pictorial wrappers. 96 pages, engraved views, contents. Listing of prominent guests from Germany, England, and the United States, program for the festivities, menu, speeches by several luminaries, including President Arthur, mayor, governor, Henry villard, Alex Ramsey, James J. Hill, et al. Excellent description of St. Paul including information on the death rates and the diseases that caused the deaths, the growth in population, the railroad and water systems, St. Paul's wholesale business, manufacturing, banking, buildings and their increased values, religion, etc. Front wrapper with 1/4" x 1/2" chip missing from wrapper edge, 1/2" closed tear, spine very chipped. A very "meaty" booklet.

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        Superintendent's Report of the Work of the New Silver St. Kindergarten Society, Since January 1st, 1882, and a History of the Free Kindergarten Movement. [The Free Kindergarten Work of the Pacific Coast]

      San Francisco: New Silver Street Kindergarten Society, 1883. History of the free kindergartens (three at this point) and teacher training school superintended by the author; as well as other kindergartens in the region. The first of the schools was established on the Froebel plan in 1878 after a visit by Felix Adler, on Silver Street, in the heart of San Francisco's slums. The director, then Kate Douglas Smith, had trained as a teacher in Los Angeles and was called north to run the first school. After her marriage to Mr Wiggin, she resigned from teaching and began to write children's books to support the kindergarten. This is the second of her accounts of the history of the kindergartens. Scarce. Thin pamphlet, grey covers, red tiling. Worn, chipped, creased, cover brittle; spine torn & chipped; rear cover nearly detached. Text clean but for a couple of pencil marks effacing a name on page 8; 53 pages + 2 pages ads; ad for author's Story of Patsy, then in its second edition, on first page; other ads inside covers.. First Edition. Pamphlet. Fair. 5" by 6¾".

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        Edle Nacktheit. 20 photographische Aufnahmen weiblicher und männlicher Körper nach der Natur. Band I, II, III.

      Dresden-Weinböhle, Aurora Verlag,. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 25x16cm, grüner, illustr. Orig.-Pappband mit grauem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. I. Bd. 3. Aufl., II. Bd. 2. Aufl., III. Bd. 1. Aufl. Klammerheftung etw. angerostet, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Each volume delightfully illustrated with 20 reproductions of b/w photographs by Lotte Herrlich of women in the nude, some photos of males in Vol. II & III. Lotte Herrlich (1883-1956), was a German artist who is regarded as one of the most important naturalist photographers of the 20th century. Self-taught, she took most of her nude and portraits photos inside her relatively small home. Her nude photography became widely known spreading the ideals of the FKK (Freie Körper Kultur, or Free Body Culture). Title-pages in German. Binding in fine, interior in very good condition.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire (50 volumes)

      Librairie Garnier Frères 1883 - Cinquante volumes in-8 (24 x 15,5 cm), brochés, entre 500 et 600 pages par volume environ, non coupés, dates d'éditions diverses selon le volume (entre 1977 et 1983) ; volumes 51 et 52 manquants (vol. de table générale), quatrième plat du 2e volume manquant, manques et petites déchirures sur les couvertures des autres volumes ; Vol. 1 : Etudes et documents biographiques ; Vol. 2 : Théâtre I ; Vol. 3 : Théâtre II ; Vol. 4 : Théâtre III ; Vol. 5 : Théâtre IV ; Vol. 6 : Théâtre V ; Vol. 7 : Théâtre VI ; Vol. 8 : La Henriade / Poème de Fontenoy / Odes et stances ; Vol. 9 : La Pucelle / Petits poèmes / Premiers contes en vers ; Vol. 10 : Contes en vers / Satires / Epitres / Poésies mêlées ; Vol. 11 : Essai sur les moeurs I ; Vol. 12 : Essai sur les moeurs II ; Vol. 13 : Essai sur les moeurs III / Annales de l'Empire ; Vol. 14 : Siècle de Louis XIV ; Vol. 15 : Siècle de Louis XIV II / Précis du siècle de Louis XV / Histoire du Parlement I ; Vol. 16 : Histoire du Parlement II / Histoire de Charles XII / Histoire de l'Empire de Russie ; Vol. 17 : Dictionnaire philosophique I ; Vol. 18 : Dictionnaire philosophique II ; Vol. 19 : Dictionnaire philosophique III ; Vol. 20 : Dictionnaire philosophique IV ; Vol. 21 : Romans ; Vol. 22 : Mélanges I ; Vol. 23 : Mélanges II; Vol. 24 : Mélanges III ; Vol. 25 : Mélanges IV ; Vol. 26 : Mélanges V ; Vol. 27 : Mélanges VI ; Vol. 28 : Mélanges VII ; Vol. 29 : Mélanges VIII ; Vol. 30 : Mélanges IX ; Vol. 31 : Mélanges X / Commentaires sur Corneille I ; Vol. 32 : Commentaire sur Corneille II + Appendice ; Vol. 33 : Correspondance I ; Vol. 34 : Correspondance II ; Vol. 35 : Correspondance III ; Vol. 36 : Correspondance IV ; Vol. 37 : Correspondance V ; Vol. 38 : Correspondance VI ; Vol. 39 : Correspondance VII ; Vol. 40 : Correspondance VIII ; Vol. 41 : Correspondance IX ; Vol. 42 : Correspondance X ; Vol. 43 : Correspondance XI ; Vol. 44 : Correspondance XII ; Vol. 45 : Correspondance XIII ; Vol. 46 : Correspondance XIV ; Vol. 47 : Correspondance XV ; Vol. 48 : Correspondance XVI ; Vol. 49 : Correspondance XVII ; Vol. 50 : Correspondance XVIII ; bon état général. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Treasure Island

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1883. 8vo, viii, 292, [4 pp. ads. dated "5R-10.83"]. Frontispiece map of Treasure Island printed in four colors with original tissue guard. Original light-green cloth with covers ruled in blind and spine lettered in gilt, black-coated endpapers. Lower hinge just cracked and almost invisibly repaired. A fine copy in a box, very rarely found in good condition. First edition, with first issue points: "dead man's chest" is not capitalized on pgs. 2 and 7; "rain" for "vain" in the last line of pg. 40; the "a" is not present in line 6 of pg. 63; the "8" is present in the pagination on pg. 83, which is generally lacking; the "7" is lacking in the pagination on pg. 127 (some copies have bold-stamped "7"); the period is lacking following "opportunity" in line 20 of pg. 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of pg. 197; publisherÕs advertisements dated 5G-783, Treasure Island not listed. Generally regarded as the classic of piratical fiction, admired by W.B. Yeats and Jack London amongst others, it has remained in print since publication and has drawn the attention of many famous illustrators from N.C. Wyeth on. Beinecke 240-241. Morgan Library, Early Children's Books and Their Illustrations, 206. Osborne Collection II, pg. 1030. Prideaux 11. Note: the last two copies in comparable condition at auction made $30,000 and $9000.

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        Awaiting trail in Missouri, Frank James writes from his jail cell to his wife predicting, <i>\"in the end we will be permit[t]ed to enjoy each others society without any interruption\"</i>

      Autograph Letter Signed \"F.J.\", 2 pages, 8\" x 10.5\", Gallatin, Missouri, February 24, 1883 to his wife, Annie Ralston James (1853-1944), written while awaiting trial for murder and robbery. Usual folds, with mild toning along one vertical crease, else very good. On October 4, 1882, five months after the Ford Brothers killed his brother Jesse James in St. Joseph, Missouri, Frank James arrived in Jefferson City to surrender himself to Governor Thomas T. Crittenden. Gambling that in exchange for his cooperation, the governor would not extradite him to Minnesota to stand trial for the infamous Northfield robbery he staged with his brother Jesse, Frank chose to stand trial for his role in several murders and robberies in Missouri. James writes from jail a month following his first legal victory prosecutors dropped the charges against him for the murder of Pinkerton detective, Joseph Whicher and for a bank robbery in Independence. Awaiting additional c

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        Colton's New Topographical Map of the States of VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, Delaware, and WEST VIRGINIA

      G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co., 182 Williams Street, New York 1883 - Full black cloth with gilt lettering on front cover, stamped decorative border with wear through the spine which is splitting. Archive paper used to repair the spine and at the folds of the map. Overall a GOOD book. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lobiophasis castaneicaudatus [Chesnut-tailed Lobed Pheasant]

      by the Author, [London 1883 - Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and W.Hart, printed by Walter. Framed. A fine image from John Gould's magnificent folio work 'The Birds of Asia'. Gould writes 'We are indebted for .[the discovery of the present species] to His Excellency Mr. H.T.Ussher, one of our most enlightened colonial governors; and scientific men have not been disappointed in their hope that he would continue in Borneo the excellent work which he had done in Western Africa. The present species was sent from the Lawas river, situated in north-western Borneo, opposite Labuan.' The intended geographical range of "The Birds of Asia" was enourmous, and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless self-belief of the 19th-century's best known ornithologist. In his all-encompasing work John Gould includes species from all corners of the eastern world, as Richrad Bowdler Sharpe noted the work covers "Species from Palestine to the eastward, and from the Moluccas to the west". Gould chose to record the bird life from an area which, with the exception of the tropical areas of the American continent, includes the widest, and most colourful variety of bird life to be found anywhere in the world. The present plate is from a large number of images documenting the pheasants of the region, one of the most beautiful and varied of all bird families. Cf. Anker 178; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 368; cf. Sauer 17; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p.258.

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        Mexico a traves de los siglos

      A Classic History of MexicoRIVA PALACIO, Vicente, [editor]. Mexico a traves de los siglos. Historia general y completa del desenvolvimiento social, pol??tico, religioso, militar, art??stico, cient??fico y literario de M??xico desde la antig¸edad m·s remota hasta la ??poca actual. Obra ??nica en su g??nero. Publicada bajo la direcc??on del General D. Vincente Riva Palacio ?? imparcial y concienzudamente escrita en vista de cuanto existe de notable...por los reputados literatos... Barcelona: Espasa y Compa????a, Editores, [1883-90].First edition. Five thick folio volumes. [4], 926, [2]; [4], 930, [2]; [4], 810, [2]; [4], 880; [4], 881, [3] pp. With sixty-nine (of seventy-two) plates and maps (including chromo-lithographs and a few photogravures) with tissue guards. Palua lits only 70 plates and in light of that the only plate definately missing is \"Generals Don Ramon Corona\" in the fifth volume. This title is almost always found with a varying number of plates. Numerous text engravings. Text in double columns.Modern suede in the Mexican mannner with red morocco gilt lettering labels placed in recessed panels, salmon endpapers. Very minor foxing. An excellent set of this truly monumental production.Don Vicente Riva Palacio (1832-1896), \"As journalist and politcian, he participated in the revolutions that followed the restoration of the Republic...He was minister of Public Works, governer of states of Mexico and Michoac·n, judge on the Supreme Court of Justice; and ended his days as Minister Plenipotentiary in Spain. He cultivated history, criticism, the drama, and poetry...had a taste for the historical novel and can be considered the creator of this genre in Mexico\" (History of Mexican Literature, pp. 299-301, 338).\"The grandson of President Guerrero was seeped in the politics of his nation from his birth. He was born October 16, 1832. It was a period of riot and repression in Mexico City. The people of the nation were rising against Bustamante, the president who had overthrown Guerrero.[Vincente\'s] Grandfather had been assassinated a year earlier [than Vincente\'s birth]. But the grandson of \"the first Black President\" was well schooled in family politics. Grandmother Guadalupe Hernandez de Guerrero was an activist who had the nick name \"La Generala.\"\" Young Vicenteís mother was fond of telling him stories about grandfather, who is considered in the histories to have been a champion of national sovereignty, political democracy, and equality between the races. Grandfather was also an advocate of a leveling of the classes. Grandsonís political and writing career reflected these goals.At age 23 Vicente Riva Palacio was head of the city council in Mexico City. This was during the revolutionary government of President Juan Alvarez - the second \"Black President.\" Riva Palacio went on to become a state governor, and he was one of the two generals in charge of the Mexican army during the deciding battle in 1867 at which the Mexicanís defeated the forces of the French imperialist Maximillian. The political leader of the fight against Maximilian was President Benito Juarez, the pure Indian from Oaxaca. Juarez assigned Riva Palacio to obtain the colonial records of the Spanish Inquisition and digest them for publication. The Inquisition had been a police agency that engaged in cruel repression of the Mexican people. Juarez believed that the agencyís records would reveal the degree to which Mexico had been held back during the long three centuries of Spanish rule.Riva Palacio used the Inquisition files, and other records, to create novels, short stories, footnoted historical works, political position papers and more. His novels were serialized in newspapers. The end of one novel would be followed immediately with the beginning of another, the editors fearing an angry public if they did not get their fill of Riva Palacio. In the 1880s Riva Palacio gathered a team of scholars that produced the five volume MEXICO A TRAVES DE LOS SIGLOS, Mexico through the Centuries, which is still going through reprints today, and which can be found in the public library shelves of virtually every public library in the [Mexican] nation. In it he told the story of those who struggled for freedom, from Cuauhtemoc and other Indigenous who fought against the Spanish conquest, through Yanga, and the suffering of the Jewish Carvajal family, through grandfather Vicente Guerrero. Vicente Riva Palacio died in Spain in 1896. He had been living their in semi-exile due to his opposition to the dictatorial policies of President Porfirio Diaz\".Library of the Hispanic Society of America XVI, 8020. Palau IX, 167520.HBS 66859.$3,500

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        Ward, Geoffrey C

      ISBN 0-316-92236-6., The West: An Illustrated His.tory. Little, Brown and Company, New York.. 445 Pages.. Lots of Colour and black/white photos. Preface by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns. Based on a Documentary film script by Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncan. Acknowledgements. Selected Bibliography. Index. Illustration Credits. Film Credits./Hardcover.. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing INCLUDES PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. NEVER OPENED. GIFT QUALITY. Book Interior AS NEW / Boards AS NEW / Dust Jacket As New. Sewn binding. Coated Paper. Boards are brown cloth, lettering gilt. Book spine is straight, square, solid, no edge wear, no sunning. Dust jacket is white/grey, lettering red/black, black/white photo of Buffalo Bill Cody and cast of his first Wild West Show, Philadelphia 1883, courtesy of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, photo wraps around (front, spine, back). Dust jacket is NOT PRICE CLIPPED, is clean and undamaged. Book boards and spine are flat, clean, bright, no rips, no bent corners, no spine creases, no sunning, no edge wear. Page edges clean, bright. Inner end papers are light brown monotone photos, different front and back. Inside of book is tight, clean, bright, clear, flat. . History

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        Chalcophasis sclateri [Sclater's Monal (Lophophorus sclateri)]

      by the Author, [London 1883 - Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and William Hart, printed by Walter. Wove paper. (Paper somewhat browned). A fine image from John Gould's magnificent folio work 'The Birds of Asia'. 'Sclater's Monal occurs in the mountain regions of northern Assam, south-east Tibet, north-east Burma and Yunnan. The first account of the species was published by Jerdon in 1870. Sclater's Monal lives in dense conifer forests with an undergrowth of rhododendrons, up to an altitude of 10,000 feet.' (A.Rutgers Birds of Asia 1969, p.25). The intended geographical range of "The Birds of Asia" was enormous, and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless self-belief of the 19th-century's best known ornithologist. In his all-encompassing work John Gould includes species from all corners of the eastern world, as Richard Bowdler Sharpe noted the work covers "Species from Palestine to the eastward, and from the Moluccas to the west". Gould chose to record the bird life from an area which, with the exception of the tropical areas of the American continent, includes the widest, and most colourful variety of bird life to be found anywhere in the world. The present plate is from a large number of images documenting the pheasants of the region, one of the most beautiful and varied of all bird families. Cf. Anker 178; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 368; cf. Sauer 17; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p.258.

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        JESSE JAMES: THE LIFE AND DARING ADVENTURES OF THIS BOLD HIGHWAYMAN AND BANK ROBBER AND HIS NO LESS CELEBRATED BROTHER, FRANK JAMES. TOGETHER WITH THE THRILLING EXPLOITS OF THE YOUNGER BOYS. WRITTEN BY * * * * * * (ONE WHO DARE NOT NOW DISCLOSE HIS IDENTITY). THE ONLY BOOK CONTAINING THE ROMANTIC LIFE OF JESSE JAMES AND HIS PRETTY WIFE WHO CLUNG TO HIM TO THE LAST!

      Published by Barclay & Co., [1883]., 1883. First edition, second printing. 8vo. Originally published in 1882. Pictorial blue and black wrappers with the cover title THE LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF JESSE JAMES, THE WESTERN DESPERADO, 19-96 pp., illustrated, plates, portraits. Portrait of Jesse James on the front cover and a portrait of Jesse&#39;s father on the rear cover. Six Guns 1148 says "Rare." Adams One-Fifty 82 says "The usual Jesse James material, though this one is better done than the majority. It is another collector&#39;s item." A good, solid copy housed in a four-point cloth and marbled paper folding case with titles stamped in gold gilt on a leather label affixed to the spine.

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        To The Gold Coast For Gold

      First Edition in Original ClothBURTON, 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 1881ñ2, 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

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        Treasure Island

      The First Edition of Treasure IslandSTEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London: Cassell & Company, 1883.First edition, with early issue points: ìDead Manís Chestî is not capitalized on pp. 2 and 7; with ìrainî for ìvainî in the last line of p. 40; the ???aî is not present in line 6 of p. 63; the ì8î is present in the pagination on p. 83; the ì7î is bolder and larger than the other figures in the pagination on p. 127; the period is lacking following ìopportunityî in line 20 of p. 178; with ìworseî for ìworstî in line 3 of p. 197; and Treasure Island is listed as having 304 pages on p. 2 of the publisherís advertisements. Octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches; 191 x 124 mm). viii, 292,[8 pp. advertisements, ìdated 5R-12.83.î] pp. Frontispiece map of Treasure Island, printed in four colors and has the original tissue guard.Original crimson diagonal fine-ribbed cloth with covers ruled in blind and spine lettered in gilt. Original black coated endpapers. Corners a bit bumped and binding just slightly skewed. Spine a bit darkened and gilt lightly rubbed. Occasional minor foxing to first three leaves, and other bits of spotting throughout, mainly to page 115. End papers with a few spots. Previous owner's small ink signature on front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy. Housed in a full morocco clamshell case.ìTreasure Island established itself as a classic, drawing plaudits from the widest range of literary sensibilities. In 1890 W.B. Yeats wrote to tell [Stevenson] that the book was the only one in which his seafaring grandfather had ever taken any pleasure and that he reread it on his deathbed with infinite satisfaction. Jack London, in so many ways RLSís true spiritual heir, declared: ëHis Treasure Island will be a classic to go down with Robinson Crusoe, Through the Looking Glass and The Jungle Booksííí (Frank McLynn, Robert Louis Stevenson, p. 203).Beinecke 240-241. Gumuchian 5443. Morgan Library, Early Childrenís Books and Their Illustration, 206. Osborne Collection II, p. 1030. Prideaux 11. Princeton 22.HBS 66109. $7,500

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        [Spine title:] Theoretischer Cursus der Weberei.[Rheinland?, Germany], 1883. 1mo (46×35 cm). Manuscript in black ink on paper, written in German in a neat German gothic script. With 6 drawings of weaving patterns, about 200 model weaving patterns made by filling in squares on printed graph paper, and about 140 samples of woven cloth and tapestry. Further with duplicated (hectographic?) technical drawings of looms on 17 smaller inserted leaves. Contemporary buff cloth, interleaved with tissue guard leaves.

      A rare detailed manuscript course on cloth and tapestry weaving, illustrated with hundreds of different model weaving patterns and actual samples of the woven cloth. There is no title-page, but the spine label gives the title, date and the name Hermann Schröter (whose name also appears as part of one of the large folding weaving patterns). After an introductory text (pp. 1-37), the book gives model patterns, woven samples and explanatory text for 119 numbered patterns (pp. 40-175), often devoting a whole page to one pattern. These are followed by an account of various kinds of looms and related matters (pp. 175-185), then a second series of 22 numbered patterns (pp. 187-214), generally larger and more elaborate than those of the first series. Schröter probably taught weaving at one of the technical schools in Germany. Either he or a very diligent pupil must have complied this book. It is arranged and executed with much care, clearly presenting the state of technical development in weaving at the time, and showing the thorough practical teaching given at technical schools in Germany at the period. An occasional model pattern or woven sample has come loose and sometimes been lost, but the book is otherwise complete and in good condition. Some of the tissue guards are torn or wrinkled and the binding shows some stains and wear. A very extensive course in weaving, well-illustrated with almost 400 model patterns and woven samples.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        L&#39;Ombrelle. Le Gant- Le Manchon

      Paris. A. Quantin. 1883. This copy presented in a spectacular custom binding by esteemed designer, R. Rene Hirsch. Full brown crushed morocco with inlaid coloured falling umbrellas which appear to drift down the front cover and around onto the rear cover. Elaborate ruled turn-ins with colour insets in the Art Nouveau style. Spectacularly ornate doublures in multi-chromatic pattern silk. Further charming gilded endsheets in an umbrella design. t.e.g. Crushed gilt titled morocco chemise with matching endsheet design to front and rear covers. Morocco edged, suede-lined slipcase with original silk front and rear covers laid-on. 8vo (10.75" x 6.75"). Fabulously illustrated with illuminated chromolithographic plates, duotone and monochrome vignettes, decorations, etc. by Paul Avril. A breathtaking presentation. Slipcase mildly rubbed, chemise slightly rubbed at hinges. A Fine copy.Featured Art.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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