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        Poèmes Fantasques [SIGNED BY PUBLISHER]

      Ed. Monnier & Cie Editeurs / Librairie d'Art, Paris 1883 - 1/400. Quarto. 114, [2]pp. Copy partly untrimmed. Original printed dust-jacket over blind wrappers. Book resting in an illustrated paper-covered portfolio with burgundy string ties, and marbled endpapers. Limitation page hand-signed in ink by Monnier, the publisher. Illustrated title with gold, red and black lettering. Illustrated head-, and tailpieces. This delightful collection of 14 poems by French novelist and poet Jean Rameau (1859-1942) is splendidly illustrated throughout with 28 duo-tone etchings (2 per poem) by Ary Gambard. Rameau's love for his native region (the Landes) seems to have inspired many of the poems featured in this volume. One of 400 copies printed on Holland paper, of which this is No. 147 (of a general edition of 500 copies). Closed tears along portfolio's tail of spine. One-inch piece on head of spine missing. Offsetting along fore-edge of dust-jacket. Moderate and sporadic foxing along fore-edge of a few pages (not affecting text or plates). Text in French. Portfolio in overall fair, dust-jacket in good-, wrappers in very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Felis Rubiginosa - Rubiginous Cat

      London 1883 - Daniel Giraud Elliot Illustrated sheet from A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats After Josef Wolf, by J. Smit London: 1883 Hand-colored lithograph 33 ¼” x 28 ¼” framed These magnificent cats are from one of the finest color plate works on mammals, one that describes and illustrates all the species of Cats known at the time of publication - Daniel Elliot's work entitled A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats. Elliot was influential in the scientific world of the nineteenth century as a founder of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and as the curator of zoology at the Field Museum in Chicago. In addition to his own talents, Elliot employed Joseph Smit and Joseph Wolf to create these hand-colored lithographs. The work was published from 1878 to 1883 and was a valuable resource in correctly naming and identifying the individual members of the cat family. "Among the Families which constitute the Class Mammalia no more attractive one can be found than that of Felidae, as its members possess in the highest degree a beauty, both of form and coluoring, most gratifying to the eye, and are also endowed with physical strength and weapons of offence not surpassed, and only partially equaled, by any known creatures now living upon the earth. The Family comprises not only the largest and most ferocious of the beasts of prey, but also the graceful little animal that delights to make its home within man's abode" (Elliot "Preface").

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        SILVERADO SQUATTERS.

      Chatto and Windus,, London: 1883 - Inserted frontis by Joseph Strong. The work Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon in 1880 to Napa Valley CA with Fanny Vandegrift, and her son, Lloyd Osbourne. A fascinating journal, which describes early aspects of valley life, Stevenson also herein documents, to a small degree, the budding California vinticulture business. One of Powell's 'California Classics'. Spine a bit faded, with light wear at the spine ends. Early pos to ffep. A VG+ copy. Blue cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Bevelled edges. TEG. 8vo. 1st book edition (Cowan II, p. 615; Prideaux, p. 24; Zamorano 80, #71). [8], 254, [2] pp. Last page blank. No catalogue at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Friends Though Divided

      Griffith, Farran and Co. 1883 - published sept. 83 by printer's code, very nice copy of Ist edition, hard to find [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Palaeornis Cyanocephala [Burmese Parrakeet]

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

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        Le Collage Eau-forte par Theodore Hannon.

      Henry Kistemaeckers, Eidteur, Bruxelles 1883 - First Edition of this collection of stories by this naturalist novelist and dramatist, a friend of Zola. Page size: 3-7/8 x 6 inches; 216pp. + Table of Contents and Acheve d'imprimer. Bound: full tan crushed morocco by Canape, spine paneled with author and title in gold gilt, aeg, green marbled endpapers with morocco turn-ins with triple gilt rule within single rule and double rule at all edges, green ribbon marker, original drab wrappers printed in black bound in, near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Life On The Mississippi

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. First American Edition; probably issued a few days earlier in London; first state, with the ?St. Louis Hotel? caption and the illustration of Mark Twain ?in flames,? which was dropped due to Mrs. Clemens?s objections to its morbidity. Small name stamp on the front free endpaper; a little fraying at the extremities; very good plus.

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        LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

      Boston:: James R. Osgood & Co.,. 1883. First edition. Mixed state without head of Twain in flames on p.441 but with caption reading "St. Louis Hotel" on p.443. A bright, clean copy with hinges strengthened. We've had the head and St. Charles (second state) a number of times but not this combination with first state of St. Louis Hotel but the head in flames missing.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Statutes Of Western Australia. By Authority. 2 volumes.

      1883 - [Western Australia]. The Statutes Of Western Australia. By Authority. Melbourne: M'Carron, Bird & Co., 1883. Two volumes. Quarto (8-1/2" x 10-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to title pages. * Contents digested alphabetically. Topics include Aborigines, administration of justice, admiralty lands, aliens, hawking, immigrants, industrial schools, intestates' estates, jetties and bridges, juries, joint stock companies, justices of the peace, wild horses and wrecks. OCLC locates 3 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 6:91.

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        The Works of Samuel Richardson. Including: Pamela, Grandison, Clarissa Harlowe. With a Prefatory Chapter of Biographical Criticism by Leslie Stephen

      London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1883., 1883. Limited Edition to 750 sets of which this is No. 650. Complete in 12 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary light brown half calf with gilt raised bands, red and black title labels to spines; dark brown cloth boards; green end papers. Portrait of the author as frontispiece to vol.I. Binding a little rubbed; sound and internally clean. Shows extremely well. A very good set in an old leather binding.

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        Tetraogallus Tibetanus, Gould (Tibetan Snowcock)

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

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. (&quote;Rob. Franz&quote;).

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

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        Sasia Abnormis (Malayan Piculet)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Sasia Abnormis, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text. Measuring 21.5" x 15", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Malayan Piculets, these birds are expertly hand-colored with red-orange undersides, crimson eye circles, and brown and black wings and tail-feathers. The positioning of these small birds on the branch allows for the different areas of color throughout their bodies to be appreciated. Precise lines define and detail their feathers giving these birds definition and dimension. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of Gould's greatest achievements, the “Birds of Asia” was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of “Birds of Asia”, Gould’s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored. Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist. “Birds of Asia” was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

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        The Journal of Indian Art (Articles and plates from Issues No. 13(?) & No. 14)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

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

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        RASHE PERAKIM: . LIKUTE AGADAH . HALAKHAH

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

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        Der Erste und Zweite Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes

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

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        The cities and cemeteries of Etruria.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ART JAPONAIS

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

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        Geoffrey Chaucers Werke 3 Bände übersetzt von Adolf von Düring

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

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        Poems

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

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

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

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        Special Illustrated Edition of Building. Devoted to Architecture, Furniture, Decoration and Ornament. Volume 2 (1883-1884)

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

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        Life on the Mississippi

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

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

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

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

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

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        History of British Birds

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

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS (4 VOLUMES)

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

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        POLNOE SOBRANIE SOCHINENII (First edition, Volume 10)

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

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