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        Diphyllodes Republica [Wilson's Bird of Paradise]

      Boston: published by the author for the subscribers, 1883. A wonderful print of Wilson's Birds of Paradise, from Corey's celebrated ornithological work. This spectacular chromolithograph comes from Charles Barney Cory's seminal text "Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World." An extremely rare work, Cory's large folio is considered one of the finest ornithological works of its day. In the preface to his great work, Cory states: 'In writing the present work I have striven to bring together some of the wonderful examples of the ornithological world, and to illustrate them in such a manner that others besides naturalists may become acquainted with the beautiful forms of bird life which inhabit our globe.' Given Cory's stated aim it is unsurprising that he has concentrated on the most spectacular bird family of all: the Birds of Paradise and their relatives the Lyre Bird and the Spotted Bower bird. Twelve of the twenty plates in the text picture these magnificent birds. The eight others include two of the best known extinct bird species: the Dodo and the Great Auk. The remaining choices fall into the curious rather than the beautiful category, with images of the Kiwi, the Ruff, the California Condor, the Black-headed Plover and the Sacred Ibis. This striking image of the Diphyllodes Respublica is one of the twelve prints of Birds of Paradise. More commonly known as Wilson's Bird of Paradise , the Diphyllodes Respublica is a small bird, roughly the size of a starling. This extremely rare species is endemic to the island of Waigeo and Batanta of the western coast of Papua New Guinea. In the male of the species the upper mantle is sulphur yellow while the wings and the lower mantle are a shocking crimson. The bird's breast is lush velvet green and its curled tail feathers are a gleaming silver. The most curious attribute of this remarkable species is its bald crown which is coloured a rich cobalt blue and is so vivid that it is clearly visible by night. Unfortunately, their extraordinary beauty has made them eagerly hunted, and the species is close to extinction. Bennett p. 28; BM(NH) I, p. 387; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 87; McGrath p. 59; Wood 30; Nissen IVB 205; Nissen SVB 109; Zimmer p.137. Chromolithograph with additional hand colouring. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 20 x 16 inches.

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      Mitchell and Hughes, London 1883 - Limited edition of 210 copies, this number 84, signed by the author. 10 full page illustrations, many woodcuts through text, Half title page quite heavily foxed otherwise a clean copy, signed on inside cover in ink ex libris Charles Barrington Brown, skilfully rebacked in morocco. A good copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 2 pages 8vo, 11 Pemberton Gardens, Holloway, 12 September 1883.

      - Probably to Norman Shaw, the architect who was to design her new home at 39 Frognal in Hampstead. Promising to call on him and to discuss plans. 'I am so very pleased. I only hope you will not find it too small for you to care about doing it - or my requirements too tiresome.' ''I will call if I may on Saturday afternoon between half past 3 and 4. My brother will come with me. He has made some rough plans, for me, for the arrangements of the rooms - which I should be very glad if it were somewhat possible to keep to . I felt so extremely diffident in asking you to do it. .'

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        L' Ombrelle. Le Gant - Le Manchon. Illustrations De Paul Avril .

      A. Quantin, Paris 1883 - 140 págs. en papel de hilo, todas decoradas con muy preciosos dibujos. Muy cuidada impresión a varias tintas. Libro sumamente atrayente. Buena encuadernación de época en buena piel. Lomera con nervios. Guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada. Cantos fileteados. Corte superior dorado. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L' Ombrelle. Le Gant - Le Manchon. Illustrationsde Paul Avril.

      Paris. A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur. 1883. - tall8vo,25.5cm, iv,138,[2,pl]p., rubricated title, extensively one colour(sepia's) illustrated throughout from drawings and after paintings andwater colours by Avril, most pages set in decorated frame borders,beautifully printed and bound in fine signed binding by "Pawson &Nicholson" in full green morocco, raised bands, gilt decorated spinepanels and elaborate border decorations on the boards, wide inner giltdentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, with the original colourdecorated wraps bound in, some slight wear at the edges but a very goodto fine copy (cgc). A wonderful illustrated treatise on the history ofcostume, especially, umbrellas, parasols, gloves, and muffs. Paul Avrilwas one of the greatest book illustrators of the Nineteenthcentury [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF JONATHAN SWIFT DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S DUBLIN Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published

      Bickers & Sons, London 1883 - Half supple leather over clean marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated panels and 2 morocco labels. Only 750 copies of this edition have been printed for sale, 250 of which are reserved for America. Each copy numbered, this copy #445. Texts tight, clean & intact. Top edge gilt. Complete in 19 volumes . Marbled endpapers. A biography of the author (b.1667-d.1745) by Laing Purves. Volume #1 with engraved portrait frontispiece and one additional plate. Chapters decorated with ornamentat headpieces & tailpieces. Armorial book plate, helmet over shield bearing name "Cragwood. " Volume 10, lower spine label missing. Volume 13 has a small leather chip on spine. Over all, except as noted, this set Is very good +. Rare Section; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc.

      Philadelphia: Wm. M. Bradley & Bro., 1883. - Folio, (15 ½ x 12 ¾ inches). 93 full- or double-page maps with original hand-color in full, lithographed plate "A Time Table," numerous insets and plans (a few short tears). Original publisher's half brown morocco, brown cloth boards, gilt (corners and spine quite worn with loss, binding shaken and loose but holding). Later revised edition, first published in 1862, bearing the newer copyright date of 1879. After retirement around 1860, the innovative, shrewd, and prolific map publisher, S. Augustus Mitchell turned the business over to his son of the same name. Mitchell, Jr. continued with the classic and popular Mitchell atlas under the title New General Atlas, in a slightly smaller format, as here, and was issued annually until 1887. The maps continued to be used right up to the end of the nineteenth century, sometimes by other publishers. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 313. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UNDERGROUND CITY; OR, THE CHILD OF THE CAVERNS ... Translated by W. H. G. Kingston

      Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, n.d.. [1883]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi [vii] viii-ix [x] xi [xii] [1] 2-246 [247-248: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], 42 full-page illustrations and title page vignette by J. Ferat,. original pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, gray coated endpapers.. Early owner's signature on recto of first blank. Cloth very lightly. worn at spine ends and corner tips, rubbed along bottom edges, two. tiny spots to front cover near bottom edge, a near fine copy with. bright cover stamping and tight inner hinges. A superior copy of this. book. (#111984). First U.S. hardcover edition. A translation of LES INDES-NOIRES (1877). The first edition in English was a pirated edition, titled THE BLACK INDIES, published by George Munro in paper wrappers near the end of May 1877 as part of his "Seaside Library" series. The British edition, titled THE CHILD OF THE CAVERN; OR, STRANGE DOINGS UNDERGROUND, was published in a fully illustrated hardcover edition in October 1877. This first American hardcover edition was published by Porter & Coates in October 1883. The Sampson Low and Porter & Coates editions both use the translation by W. H. G. Kingston. A miner and his family who have spent ten years 1500 feet under the surface of Stirlingshire, Scotland discover a vast underground cavern. An underground city is built on the shore of a lake in the coal- rich cavern to house mine workers. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 20. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 89. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Myers 10. Taves and Michaluk V017.

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        East Coast of North America from New York to Florida Strait.

      1883 - London, James Imray & Son, 1883. Touches of original colour. Three sheets conjoined, backed with blue paper, total 2045 x 1070mm. Some surface soiling. A large 'blue-back' of the Eastern Seaboard from Cape Canaveral in Florida north to Narraganset Bay in Rhode Island. Insets include Cape Henlopen, Entrance to the Delaware, Entrance to the Chesapeake, Charleston & Mouth of the Savannah.

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        Fables De La Fontaine - Edition Illustree De 75 Planches a L'eau-Forte Par A. Delierre

      A. Quantin 1883, Paris - Two volumes. French text. 75 etchings. 1 of 50 copies on papier de Chine with two suites of plates - one without letterpress. Numbered 75 (there are also 50 examples on Whatman paper). Bound in a full fine chocolate morocco, with simple gilt lettering. Inner dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Very fine illustrations, and a very impressive work, with some minor rubbing, and a couple of bumps to the head of one spine.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        The Harrow Atlas of Modern Geography with Index.

      London. Letts and Son Co. 1883. - Illustrated with 30 double page maps in full colour. Small Folio (9" x 12"). Bound in 3/4 blind ruled calfskin and cloth covered boards. Tri-gilt ruled spine compartments with blind embossed edging. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled morroco labels. Marbled endsheets. A handsome atlas which amongst other highlights, lays down the African discoveries ofr Stanley, the Asian discoveries of Captain Nordenskjold, North American and Arctic discoveries of Captain Nares and others. Additionally depicted are great trunk railway lines. This copy from the library of Sir David Salomons 1797-1893 (famed architect, Lord Mayor of London and Baronet) and bears his bookplate to front pastedown as well as a small rubber stamping to title page. Front cover slightly bowed. Various rubbing to covers and spine. Covers sunned and a bit soiled with rear cover cloth unsunned and hence, darker. Several maps bound out of sequence, but all present. A Very Good copy with Fine, crisp, unmarred maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - 8 Volumes

      London: George Routledge & Sons 1883 - Riverside Edition - Hardcover, 12mo; 1/2 black leather w/green patterned cloth, marbled eps & edges; fp of Mr. Emerson in vol. 1, 5 raised bands on spine w/elaborate gilt decoration and titles; handsome set; light edgewear, bumped corners, light scatter foxing; Vols. 1, 3 & 5 have a couple of scraped places on cloth cover, hinges starting on vol. 2, vol. 6 has upper spine damage, vol 7 has slight bubbling of cloth on front. May require add'l postage. TX residents will have state tax added to their bill. Cover: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shirley Dyess, Inc. dbaThe Dust Jacket]
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        Bird’s Eye View of Nevada City, Nevada County, Cal.

      San Francisco, Britton and Rey 1883 - Britton & Rey “Bird’s Eye View of Nevada City, Nevada County, Cal.” San Francisco: Britton & Rey, 1883 Chromolithograph 25” x 37 ¾”; 34 ½” x 46 ½” framed

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      Sexton, Printer, 1883., 1883. 7 1/2" x 24 1/2" sheet on pink stock, 13 panels devoted to time tables, and one cover panel. Tables for Missouri River to Colorado, Denver & Rio Grande connections, Atlantic & Pacific, New Mexico Line, Southern Pacific, Guaymas Line, Sonora Railway, Mexican Central, and other branches. Very good copy.

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        Fru Bovary. Sedemålning från landsorten. Öfversättning från franskan af Ernst Lundquist. Med en inledning om Flaubert och hans författarskap.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1883. [18,5x12 ]. [xii] + 369, (2, 1 blank) pp. Printed wrappers. Edges uncut. Cocked spine. A long, vertical tear on spine, minor loss at foot of spine. Edges of the wrappers with a few small tears and creases. Lower margin of pp. 75/76 has a short tear. A light dampstain in lower margin of pp. 77-80 & 89-92. A minimal hole in outer margin of pp. 123/124 & 195/196. With a faint publisher s stamp and C. F. Ridderstad s signature on front panel. C. F. Ridderstad (1807-1886), Swedish author, politician and publicist, who received the book as the editor of the newspaper Östgöta Correspondenten. First Swedish edition of Madame Bovary, which is extremely scarce, especially in wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        CULTIVO DEL OLIVO y demás plantas productoras de aceite, por D. 1ª edición, rara. Seguido de: FABRICACIÓN DE ACEITE DE OLIVAS y demás plantas oleaginosas, según los más recientes adelantos. 1ª edición, rara. Dos tomos en un volumen

      - Barcelona. Tipografía de la Academía, de Evaristo Ullastres. J. Llordachs. 1883-1882, respectivamente. Dos tomos en un volumen. 8º mayor, 135pp, 128pp. Ejemplar con un total de catorce grabados calcográficos en acero: I. Tres láminas fuera de texto y una figura grabada en el mismo. II. Nueve láminas con los distintos tipos de prensas fuera de texto. Encuadernación plena piel española época, doble tejuelo, hierros dorados en lomera. Magnífico ejemplar, muy limpio, de ambos raros tratados. CCPB000413836-8. CCPB000846160-0, respectivamente. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Crawhall's Chap-book Chaplets.

      London: Field & Tuer. Simpkin, Marshall & Co. Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford. "As the illustrations herein are all hand coloured the issue is necessarily limited. Joseph Crawhall". 1883 - Size of the binding: 9 inches x 11 1/2 in., limitation statement page; title-page with color illustration, tissue guard; various paginations; eight works with separate titlepages on various colored papers, hand colored woodcut illustrations; prospectus for: "Olde ffriends", bound in at end. Bound by Bayntun of Bath, with their stamp, featuring dark brown, crushed morocco leather spine, sides and corner-pieces, with five raised bands on the spine, gilt-lettered titling, and red-brown cloth, marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector and President of World Publishing Company, Ben Zevin on the front paste-down endpaper. Titles published in this volume: The Barkeshire Lady's Garland; The Babes in the Wood; I Know what I Know; Jemmy & Nancy of Yarmouth; The Taming of a Shrew; Blew-cap for me; John & Joan; George Barnewel. Weight: 4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Through the Zulu Country - Its Battlefields and Its People

      Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., London 1883 - xi, [1], 323pp, [1], 38pp adverts. Original decorative cloth, bevelled edges, title in gilt to spine and upper cover. Repaired to spine ends and corners, slightly rubbed. Internally some light browning, occasional light foxing, especially to illustrations, but generally clean. Small booksellers label to foot of front pastedown. With five illustrations as called for, one (Ezulwini-Dabulamanzi's Kraal) frayed to foot, not affecting image. Uncommon [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Numismata Typographica; or The Medallic History of Printing

      Printers' Register Office, London 1883 - Later brown cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Library labels and barcode to front endpaper. The title page is marked and lightly creased. It appears that library labels were at some point pasted to the title page - some remnants are still attached to the inner side of the page. Library stamp to the title page, library number to rear of title page - no other library stamps or markings within the book. There is an area of damage to the bottom right corner of the title page with an old repair - there is corresponding damage (with similar repairs) to a lessening degree to each of the following 5 leaves (pages affected are Preface, Index I and Index II) The Preface page also has a repaired 2 inch tear to the outside edge. The text has a couple of spots of foxing but is generally very clean throughout. All 24 plates are present and in excellent condition - there is foxing to the following plates: Plate I (small spot to margin); Pate XIII (small spot to rear of plate only); Plates XIV, XVI, XXI, XIII (A couple of small spots within engraving); Plate XIX (foxing to rear of plate showing through faintly); Plate XX (obvious foxing to plate); Plate XXIV (foxing to margin, a few spots to engraving. No inscription. Rare. Hardback. Printed pages: 144 + plates [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tales of Old Japan

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'ombrelle, Le Gant, Le Manchon. Illustrations de Paul Avril - Suite de gravures. Bibliographie de l'éventail et de l'ombrelle. Essai de classification bibliographique des diverses sortes d'exemplaires de ce deux ouvrages.

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

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

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

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

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

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        The Fairies

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

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

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

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        Old Creole Days. [First Series]

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

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        Old Creole Days

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

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

      Reprint: Cosmopoli: for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, and for private circulation only, 1883 [i.e., later] - On paper watermarked Van Gelder, not noted by Penzer. Small 8vo. 181 pp. Full vellum, bevelled boards, spine titled in gilt with double gilt rule at head and foot, all edges uncut. Usual minor soiling, lower board with extensive natural speckling. cf. Penzer pp. 162-166 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Bentley, UK 1883 - New Edition 1882. Un-common in the original cloth. Engraved frontis. The book is very good++ with slight rubbing to edges and spine tips. Contents very good. Front endpaper cracked but holding well. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref4986 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquarian: Researches in Illyricum (Part I and II) :From The Archaeologia vol. XLVIII

      Westminster 1883 - 167pp inc many figs + 6 pls (from Archaeologia vol 48 & 49), marbled boards and half leather with gilt floral boarder, 5 faux raised bands with gilt book details in one field and gilt decoration around bands and at base, 4to Some light smudges and very slight foxing on prelims, creased corners on bottom of back few pages, creased ffep with owner's signature, front end paper splitting at spine, wear and tear to leather, slight scuffing to boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The Chess Monthly

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

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      J. Lemonnyer; New York: E. F. Bonaventure, Paris 1883 - Eisen's Best Work, Printed from Original Plates,And in Gloriously Elaborate Gilt Bindings. 232 x 143 mm (9 1/8 x 5 5/8"). Two volumes. Of an edition of 400 numbered copies, ONE OF 125 COPIES on vélin mécanique, signed by the American publisher (this being copy #299). ESPECIALLY HANDSOME DARK BROWN MOROCCO, VERY ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY TOUT for Estes and Lauriat (stamp-signed on front turn-ins and verso of front free endleaves), covers with scalloped corner decoration composed of massed small floral tools, raised bands, spines densely and elegantly gilt in compartments with a stippled ground and with small floral tools radiating from a central point, turn-ins with elongated gilt foliate decorations at corners, endleaves of patterned silk in maroon and gold, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. In buckram covered slipcases with matching morocco lips. Title vignette, frontispiece portraits of La Fontaine and the illustrator, and 83 FINE FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS BY CHARLES EISEN PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATES, which Eisen made for the edition commissioned by the Fermiers Généraux in 1762. Promotional brochure for this edition laid in at rear of first volume. Titles in black and red. Ray 26; Cohen-de Ricci 558 (both citing the 1762 edition with these plates). A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND COPY IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, the bindings especially lustrous, and the set with only the most trivial of imperfections. This is a well-executed reprint in English of one of the 18th century's most famous illustrated books. The substantial group of plates here, in Ray's words, is "the liveliest and the most adroit that [Eisen] ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories--their love passages, their intrigues, their practical jokes--he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator." Despite the fact that the original copperplates were more than a century old when our set was printed, the impressions of the plates here are strong and pleasing. The lavishly decorated bindings by one of the period's most accomplished workshops constitute a suitable complement to the celebrated engravings. As attested to here, the Tout bindery turned out consistently fine work, especially notable for its elaborate gilt tooling. Of an edition of 400 numbered copies, ONE OF 125 COPIES on vélin mécanique, signed by the American publisher (this being copy #299) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Art Japonais

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

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        L'Art japonais,

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

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        Berlin die deutsche Kaiserstadt,, nebst Potsdam und Charlottenburg mit ihren schönsten Bauwerken und hervorragendsten Monumenten. Eine malerische Wanderung in Buch und Bild für Einheimische und Fremde,

      Frankfurt a.M., Verlag von H. Bokelmann 1883 - mit 48 photographisch treu ausgeführten Original-Stahlstichen, 247 Seiten AUSSERGEWÖHNLICH GUT ERHALTENES EXEMPLAR Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 8°, braunes blindgeprägtes O Ln mit reicher Goldprägung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ALGERIE - Histoire, Conquete et Colonisation

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

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

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

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        Musee Des Familles: Lectures Du Soir (4 Volumes)

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

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

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

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

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        The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats

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

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        Eugénie Grandet

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

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