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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Vieux Ordinaires]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      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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      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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        Recollections of the Kabul Campaign, 1879 & 1880.

      London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1883 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, broad gilt rolls across the spine and upper board, brown surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, front inner hinge cracked and repaired slight lean, a very good copy. Mounted photographic portrait frontispiece, and 7 lithographic plates, 3 of them folding, folding map. First edition. This copy inscribed on the title page; "General Johnstone CB, with the Author's kind regards, London, June 20/83". Duke "served as a medical officer first to General Roberts's Headquarters then to various native infantry units engaged in the Second Afghan War" (Riddick). Gives an account of the advance of the Kurum Field Force to Kabul, and the occupation of the city, and of Roberts's march on Kandahar. The recipient, Henry Campbell Johnstone, had served with the 5th Native Infantry during the Mutiny in Murree, and subsequently on the Bengal Staff Corps, Deputy Superintendent of Survey, North-Western Frontier. Attractive presentation copy on an uncommon account. Bruce 4501; Riddick 319 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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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      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.

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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.

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        Poissons et Reptiles du Lac de Tibériade et de quelques autres parties de la Syrie

      Henri Georg, Lyon 1883 - Modern red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, the spine divided by five raised bands into six compartments with gilt titles in the second compartment, marbled endpapers, folio, half title, title, pp. 96, plates. Original wrappers bound in, preceded and followed by three blank leaves. Bound with 14 fine lithographs which have been printed on heavy paper. These plates are numbered VI up till XIX, however, the plates I up till V are not referenced to in the text so that there are no missing plates. Plate nr. X has been bound in twice. Minimal wear to extremities, some small annotations in pencil and the occasional slightest spot of foxing. A stain on the upper left side of the front wrappers. An extremely rare offprint on fish - and reptile life on Lake Tiberias with no auction records either in ABPC or AE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1883 - A Tale of the Civil War. Illustrated. London: Griffith & Farran, 1883. 32 pp ads dated Sept 1883. Original pictorial brown cloth. First Edition of this early Henty boys' tale taking place during the English Civil War. According to Newbolt (and to the printer's code on the title verso), 3000 copies were initially printed (in August 1882, though dated 1883); this copy has one of the earliest states of the ad catalogue (dated Sept 1883 -- there are some copies with ads dated May 1882, though that was several months before actual publication). This copy does have the early binding state -- without beveled edges on the boards or gilt edges on the leaves. It also has the p. 118 illustration in the first state -- located at that page, rather than where it belongs opposite p. 106; according to Newbolt, most copies with the 1883 ads have this illustration properly relocated.~Condition is close to fine, with scarcely any wear, and with the original peach endpapers still intact. The book is a little askew, which is typically the case for such a thick volume. Henty's Blackie titles from the 1880s have become quite uncommon in desirable condition, and titles issued by any of his prior publishers, such as this, are now decidedly scarce. Newbolt 12.2; Dartt pp 61-62. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Garfield Family Bible

      n.p., September 1883 The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of their books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:?Holy Bible / References,? Eyre & Spottiswoode, Queen?s Printers, London. No printed date of publication. 1000 pages with 176 page addendum (?The Queen?s Printers? Aids to the Student of the Holy Bible...?) plus ?Glossary of Bible Words,? ?Concordance to the Old and New Testaments,? and an ?Index to the Scripture Atlas? with 12 color maps. Dark brown full grain morocco covers with overlapping yapped edges, tears at corners, bumped, worn at all edges. Gilt lettered in Old English on the black leather front pastedown ?Mary Garfield.? Mary ?Mollie? Garfield (186

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      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1883. Octavo (120 × 119 mm). Contemporary full pink morocco by Worsfold, spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles direct, exquisite floral gilt tooling to spine compartments and the corners of both sides, gilt tooled doublures, top edge gilt. Tiny nicks to corners, very minor marks to endpapers, excellent condition. First edition. A beautifully bound copy, printing the sonnets of Francis Robert St. Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn (1833-1890), who was expected to succeed Tennyson as Poet Laurate, though he died before. The sonnets, well received in their time, include In Memoriam pieces for Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Lytton and the Queen of Spain, literary pieces on Byron, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning, and sonnets about other poetical subjects such as "Mont Blanc", "Wood-Nymphs", and "Disappointment".

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        The father of the first American child kidnapped for ransom pens a response to an inquiry for a picture of his son, <i>?Persons have thought that they could see a likeness in a boy that they found?when really I could see no resemblance whatever? ?</i>. Includes an 1874 Pinkerton Reward Broadside with lithograph illustration of the missing child. Charley Ross was never found

      (1) Autograph Letter Signed, ?Christian K. Ross?, two pages, 6? X 9.5?, front and verso, on stationery printed ?Office of the Wardens for the Port of Philadelphia?, February 23, 1883. Addressed to Lucy Derby. In full, ?I recd a note from Mr. Lockerty [W. C. Locherty] saying that he has not any picture of Mr. Leib?s Son [Freddie Leib]. And also that it would be of little use in the matter of identification, because of the long time the boy has been away. This I have found to be the case in the Search for my Son. Persons have thought that they could see a likeness in a boy that they found. When comparing a picture they had of any Son. When really I could see no resemblance whatever. He also refers to the description in my book as the best and only way he can suggest to identify the boy. The manner in which I now proceed to reach a conclusion in every case brought to my notice ?" Is by a series of questions ?" that would bring to the Childs mind the circumstances immediately connected wi

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        An Outline for Schools &#150; embracing I. Ohio History, Leading Events Of Early history. II. the census of Ohio. showing population, growth, and rank, from 1800 to 1880. iII. civil government of ohio. iV. statistics of Ohio agriculture.

      Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co, New York/ Chicago 1883 - Folio School Floor Stand Charts. Elephant folio [38.5" x 27.25"] 7 sheets. Fastened at top to wood rod. Cover wrapper tape repaired. Interesting subjects to teach secondary school children. Complete, simple explanation of Ohio Civil government from State to Local level. With additional Agriculture Statistics from 1800 to 1880: Nearly 25 million acres in cultivation with average size of farm 99acres. Indian corn is major grain, followed by wheat. Dairy and tobacco also important farm products. Overall very good and museum displayable condition.

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        Life on the Mississippi (first state)

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. 624 pages. Twain&#39;s memoir of his days on the Mississippi River before the Civil War--the experience that inspired his greatest novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. First edition, first state, with the tailpiece of Twain in flames on page 441 and the illustration on page 443 is incorrectly captioned &#39;The Saint Louis Hotel.&#39; According to Meryl Johnson&#39;s 1910 Twain bibliography, &#39;The first copies contained a plate, page 441, showing Mark Twain in flames which was omitted at the request of Mrs Clemens in further printings of same title page date.&#39; One early commentator described the tailpiece (an engraving at the end of a chapter) thus: &#39;The scene is in a cemetery. In the foreground is an urn marked MT supposed to contain the ashes of the author. In the background is a likeness of Mark Twain standing with his arms extended upward, as if in appeal to Father Abraham while his body is enveloped in the flames of hell.&#39; Looking at it that way, the wife of your humble cataloger might well object, too. First edition, first printing, first state. A very attractive copy, a bit frayed at the spine ends and slightly dulled at the spine (only evident because the gilt on the front cover is so bright. Light wear to cover edges; previous owner&#39;s name dated 1911; and early catalog description affixed to inside front cover.

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      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883.. 624pp. Large octavo. Brown cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt and black. Frontis, plates and illustrations. One lower fore-tip a bit frayed, private personal ownership perforated stamp in each free endsheet, otherwise an uncommonly bright, tight copy. First U.S. edition, preceded by a few days by the Chatto & Windus edition. This is BAL&#39;s second state, without the flaming device on p. 441, and with the caption on page 443 corrected. BAL 3411. HOWES C480.

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        A scarce seven-relic, first-class Multireliquary of seven saints

      n.p., n.d. A seven-Relic, First Class Multireliquary housed in a hand-fashioned iron theca, sealed with red wax on the reverse, 75 x 83 mm. (3" x 3.25") oval, [either bone or flesh of] seven saints: St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Louis of Gonzaga, St. Francis of King, St. Francis of Borgia, St. Francis of Xavier, St. Stanislaus of Kostkae & Francis of Jerome. Assembled in 1883. Exterior of case is oxidized, but wax seal and string are intact. With certificate of authenticity in Latin, roughly translated here in part: "... this present letter we make to all and singular the faith and bears witness to the Almighty, that We, for the greater glory of God, the veneration of the Saints and their relatives recognized some of the particles from the Religuies St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Louis Gonzaga, St. Francis King, S. Francis of Borgia, St. Francis Xavier, St. Stanislaus Kostkae & Francis about Jerome authentic places from which they extract, reverently placed in an iron box, oval crystal forms Modena well closed

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        The Principles of Political Economy

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1883. Octavo (220 × 140 mm). Original pebbled cloth, spine direct-lettered gilt. Spine ends a little frayed, lower corner of front board cracked, rear inner hinge strengthened. A crisp clean copy, uncut and partly unopened. First edition, first impression. "This book is full of strikingly original thoughts and has remained remarkably up-to-date" (Batson).

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        Gallus sonnerati [Sonnerat's Jungle Fowl]

      by the Author, [London 1883 - A fine image from John Gould's magnificent folio work 'The Birds of Asia'. 'This is a close relative of the Common or Red Jungle-fowl, the ancestor of our domestic poultry. It is found in western and southern India where it lives in dense woodland and bamboo plantations in hilly country. In the morning and evening Sonnerat's Jungle-fowls visit open country near the forests where they feed. Although they are shy and manage to keep well-hidden, they often come into inhabited areas for the food that can be found there. The cock has an unusual call, four different syllables which sound like kook-kaya-kook-kaya".' (A.Rutgers Birds of Asia 1969, p.37). 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. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and W.Hart, printed by Walter. Framed.

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        Topographische en geologische beschrijving van een gedeelte van Sumatra's westkust.

      Batavia, Landsdrukkerij, 1883. Later half cloth, spine lettered in gilt. XX,674 pp. (Libr. stamp on title-page) + Atlas in portfolio containing Geologische kaart van Sumatra's westkust. Schaal 1 : 100.000 in 8 folding coloured sheets, 5 (of 7) coloured profils (part of one profile missing) on 2 sheets and 3 maps of the lakes. * Original edition. - Topographical and geological description of Sumatra's west coast. - Rare with the atlas.Cat. KITLV p.211.

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        Fire Fountains The Kingdom of Hawaii its Volcanoes , and the History of its Missions

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1883. Two volumes, octavo, each volume with four black & white plates and a map at the rear. Handsome set in full polished calf, ornate gilt spine with title labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Attractive set of this well-illustrated work on the volcanoes of Hawaii. Constance Gordon Cumming (1837-1924) was a popular Victorian travel writer and artist, the twelfth child and youngest daughter of Sir William Gordon Gordon-Cumming of Altyre; her brother was Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, the lion hunter of African fame. In 1867 she was invited to spend a year with a married sister in India and this proved to be the start of twelve years of travel and a longer period of travel writing. A good note in Forbes describes her visit to Hawaii in October and November 1879, where her arrival was reported in the Hawaiian Gazette (&#39;Distinguished stranger Miss Gordon Cumming is now here for the purposes of making observations and sketches etc… She is an accomplished artist, and will make sketches of the scenery of these Islands to enrich a forthcoming book of her travels&#39;). Not long after arriving in Hilo in October she visited Kilaueau volcano where she spent several days sketching the geologic wonders that provided the title of her narrative. In the first volume she goes into some detail on the thriving sugar industry, Chinese rice growers and the wonders of a new telephone system just established at Haiku. Seven pages of chapter five describe in some detail the locals surfing on their "planks" of wood following a storm that had produced tremendous surf all along the bay. Constance describes "A good surf-board is about an inch and a half in thickness, about eighteen inches wide, and eight feet long, and should be slightly hollowed down the centre, and rounded at one end. It is stained black, frequently rubbed with cocoa-nut oil, and preserved with the greatest care, being wrapped up in cloth and hung up in some safe corner of the house." The second volume commences with the author&#39;s departure from Maui for Honolulu, and she ultimately sailed for San Francisco on board the Australia on November 24. Constance Gordon Cumming is best remembered today for the distances she travelled and the locations she reached. These included Australia, New Zealand, America, China, Japan as well as Hawaii. In later years she settled in Scotland, where she worked on her travel books and articles and arranged for exhibitions of the many watercolours she had produced in her travels.

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        Felis Pardina [Eurasian Lynx]

      Daniel Giraud Elliot for the subscribers, [London 1883 - A very fine image from 'the best animal painter who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). `The Lynx is one of the major predators of the colder regions of Europe and Asia, feeding on deer, hares and rabbits. They inhabit coniferous forests from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe across Siberia to Northern China, and are also found in Tibet and the mountains of Central Asia. There are more isolated populations in the Iberian Peninsula, Greece, The Balkans, Turkey, northern Iran and the Caucasus; there have also been attempted reintroductions to the Alps in Central Europe. General colouration is light or reddish brown, often with a frosting of white hairs particularly in the winter coat. The coat may be spotted although this is variable; animals from the southern parts of the range are particularly heavily marked, often more brightly coloured, and smaller. Length up to 50" overall; weight from 10 to 55lb. The Spanish Lynx Felis (Lynx) lynx pardina is sometimes classified as a separate species. It is a heavily spotted form which once occurred throughout the Iberian Peninsula, now rare and restricted to a few scattered mountainous areas and the scrubland and thickets of the Guadalquivir Delta' ( The Natural History Museum Library Big Cats A selection of magnificent illustrations by Joseph Wolf London: 1991, pp.40-42). One of the most striking images from Elliot's magnificent work A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats (London: 1878-1883) which described and pictured all the species of cats then known, and is still the most beautiful work on the subject. The work was prompted by a perceived need to resolve the confusion that had built up around the naming of the various species of Felidae , particularly amongst the smaller cats. Wolf worked from specimens provided by Elliot, who visited all the great museums and zoological societies on both sides of the Atlantic. This allowed Elliot to make a comparative study of skeletons and skins and reduce the number of apparently separate species by nearly a third. Joseph Wolf served an apprenticeship with a Koblentz firm of lithographers, and spent some time working in Leiden and Darmstadt, before moving to London in 1848. The quality of his images was recognized immediately and he was rarely without work, producing natural history pictures of the highest quality for the Zoological Society of London, Henry Dresser, George Gray and John Gould, amongst many others. Wolf's work for Elliot marks the high-point of his illustrative work and his images of the cats are considered by many to be his masterpieces. Cf. Nissen ZBI 1279; cf. Wood p.332. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.Smit after Joseph Wolf, printed by M. & N.Hanhart.

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        Tropische Landschaft mit zwei Frauenakten.

      . Aquarell und Feder in Schwarz, auf dünnem Papier, auf Karton aufgezogen, links unten monogrammiert und datiert "HB. 23.". 19,5:25 cm.. Das Thema der arkadischen Landschaft mit nackten Frauenakten bzw. nackten Badenden fand gerade zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts bei den Expressionisten große Aufmerksamkeit. Zu nennen ist hier etwa E. Heckel (1883-1970), dessen typische Naturmotive badende oder ruhende Menschen am Strand wiedergeben. Auch unser Blatt zeigt ein solches Motiv und verrät damit die Orientierung an progressiven Kunstauffassungen der Zeit. Hansl Bock war Tochter der Blumen- und Landschaftsmalerin Johanna H. Merre (1867-1940), die seit 1911 in zweiter Ehe mit dem Maler Franz Hienl-Merre (1869-1943) verheiratet war. Durch ihren Stiefvater bekam sie Zugang zum "Scholle-Kreis". Künstlerisch war sie ausgebildet durch ihren Ehemann L. Bock (1886-1971) und Schülerin von J. Seyler (1873-1958). Studienreisen führten sie nach Italien und Spanien. Längere Aufenthalte führten sie nach Straßburg und Paris, wo sie ein Atelier hatte. Nach 1935 hatte sie keine Ausstellung mehr und wird heute der "Verschollenen Generation" zugerechnet. Bevorzugte Themen waren Landschaften, Stilleben und figurative Darstellungen. Als Mitglied der Vereinigung der "Juryfreien" beteiligte sie sich an den Ausstellungen im Münchner Glaspalast.

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        ?The Father of Modern Baseball,? Hall of Famer Alexander J. Cartwright, signs a lease for land in Honolulu as attorney for Hawaiian Queen Emma, owner of the land ? she also signs!

      Rare Manuscript Document Signed ?Emma Kaleleonalani,? ?by Her Atty in fact / Alxr J. Cartwright,? and in Chinese characters ?Tuck Yee,? ?Pat Ngu,? and ?Ing Chun,? 3p, 8? x 12.5?, front & verso on two lined sheets. Witnessed by ?Cecil Brown.? [Honolulu], September 4, 1883. Docketed on blank verso of second sheet ?Lease / Dated Sept 1883 / Emma Kaleleonalani / to / Tuck Yee et al.? Docket page stained. Offset on second page from three red labels next to signatures on third page. Creases at folds, splits at ends of folds expertly mended. Fine condition.In part, ?This Indenture made this 4 day of September 1883 between Emma Kaleleonalani of Honolulu Island of Oahu of the first part and Tuck Yee, Pat Ngu and Ing Chun of the same place of the second part Witnesseth That the said party of the first part doth hereby demise and lease unto the said parties of the second part and their executors, administrators and assigns that certain piece or parcel of land situate at

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