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        Ceriornis Satyra (Nepaulese Horned Pheasant)

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

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        To The Gold Coast For Gold A Personal Narrative.

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

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        Argusianus Argus (Great Argus)

      London 1883 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Argusianus Argus, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Asia" (1850-1883) is in mint condition. Measuring 14.75" x 21.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Argus Pheasants or Great Argus, these pheasants are expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown with blue heads and accenting feathers and small black hairs on their crown. Precise lines define and detail each feather and the intricate patterns and "eyes" of their plumage. The foreground pheasant allows for a close view of their rich coloring, while in the background an Great Argus male is courting a female. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of Gould's greatest achievements, the “Birds of Asia” was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of “Birds of Asia”, Gould’s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who, like Richter and Hart, would also become a long-term collaborator. The subjects of the plates are among the most varied of Gould's folios: trogons, kingfishers, sunbirds, woodpeckers, partridges, parrots, parakeets, pheasants, and many other genera are beautifully drawn, printed and colored. Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The intended geographical range of the work was enormous and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless ambition of the 19th century's most enterprising and prolific ornithologist. “Birds of Asia” was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

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        Die Deutsche Kaiserstadt nebst Potsdam u. Charlottenburg m. ihren schönsten Bauwerken u. hervorragendsten Monumenten. 2. Aufl.

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

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

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

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        The Aborigines of Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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        Nature at Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire

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

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        The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire. Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1883 - Quarto. Profusely illustrated by Howard Pyle. . [BAL 16378] Some rubbing, ink inscription on front free endpaper, else fine rebacked with new endpapers, original brown decoratively blindstamped leather covers, all edges stained orange, now mellowed to brown. The elaborate binding was designed by Pyle and is notorious for not wearing well [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monsieur Nicolas ou Le Coeur Humain Devolie: Memoires Intimes (complete in 14 volumes)

      Isidore Liseux, Paris 1883 - Complete in 14 volumes (the 1796 original had 16 volumes, but 2 were dropped for this version). In French. "Mr. Nicolas, or the Unveiled Heart: Memoirs of Restif of Bretonne". This set comprises bound copies of the original paper-bound chap books, complete with tan covers. Pages: clean, bright, tight, t.e.g., marbled eps, ribbon markers; a.e. barely tanned. Covers: Dutch marbled boards, gilt-ruled red leather backstrips and crnrs, gilt ornamentation and titles spine; modest to moderate shelfwear, extrems s bit worn, heads/tails more so, lt rubbed, some sm tears, some hinges/joints tender. Overall, a really very nice, relatively scarce set. About the author extracted from Wikipedia: Rétif de la Bretonne was inordinately vain, of extremely relaxed morals, and perhaps not entirely sane. His books were written with haste, and their licence of subject and language renders them "quite unfit for general perusal", according to the Britannica redactors. He and the Marquis de Sade maintained a mutual hate, and Jean François de La Harpe nicknamed him "the Voltaire of the chambermaids". His autobiography is "Monsieur Nicolas," wherein at the age of sixty he set down his remembrances, his notions on ethical and social points, his hatreds, and above all his numerous loves, both real and fancied. In this memoir, Retif relates the beginnings of his sexual awakenings between 1738 and 1744, when he remembers experiencing the most pleasurable of sexual stimulations in very early childhood (enough said--read the details for yourself). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diphyllodes Republica [Wilson&#39;s Bird of Paradise]

      Boston: published by the author for the subscribers, 1883. A wonderful print of Wilson&#39;s Birds of Paradise, from Corey&#39;s celebrated ornithological work. This spectacular chromolithograph comes from Charles Barney Cory&#39;s seminal text "Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World." An extremely rare work, Cory&#39;s large folio is considered one of the finest ornithological works of its day. In the preface to his great work, Cory states: &#39;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.&#39; Given Cory&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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        HISTORY, DESCRIPTION, AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE PREBENDAL CHURCH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY OF THAME IN THE COUNTY AND DIOCESE OF OXFORD

      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&#39;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.

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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]

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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&#146;s Eye View of Nevada City, Nevada County, Cal.

      San Francisco, Britton and Rey 1883 - Britton & Rey &#147;Bird&#146;s Eye View of Nevada City, Nevada County, Cal.&#148; San Francisco: Britton & Rey, 1883 Chromolithograph 25&#148; x 37 ¾&#148;; 34 ½&#148; x 46 ½&#148; framed

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        OFFICIAL TIME TABLE OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD, WITH CONNECTIONS

      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 illustrations...by 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. .

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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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