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      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. First edition, BAL’s RARE “First State,” Earliest Issue with Mark Twain in flames on p. 441 and ‘St. Louis Hotel’ on p. 443. Profusely illustrated throughout. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original decorated deluxe binding of three-quarter calf over marbled boards, the spine decorated with lightly raised bands, contrasting red and green morocco lettering labels gilt, the compartments with gilt panel designs and central gilt ornaments. 624. A handsome copy, well preserved with some aging, the calf and marbled boards remain in condition and the book is internally sound and very clean. ONE OF TWAIN’S BEST BOOKS AND A RARE PUBLISHER’S DELUXE BOUND COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. First Edition, first issue copies are rare. Our copy has p. 441 and p. 443 both in first state. Twain writes about his home and his muse-the great Mississippi. “As a dwelling place for civilized man it is by far the first upon our globe.” (preface) In this largely autobiographical narrative, Twain gives us a vivid account of his youth on the great river. A brilliant firsthand account of the steamboat age, the science of river piloting, and the life of the river itself from the point of view of those who made their living navigating it. A truly wonderful book and a valued piece of the American legacy.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Residence of W.W. Hollister, Glen Annie, Santa Barbara, CAL

      - A very detailed Hand-colored lithograph(with later coloring) by Thompson and West from their series "History of Santa Barbara County, California", published in Oakland, CA, in 1883. Overall this print measures 11” x 14”. Thompson and Wests atlas was a a valuable gathering of material on the Los Angeles area as it began its significant growth from small town to metropolis. Information on the surrounding townships, agriculture, minerals, livestock, government, etc. and included drawings of the major homes, ranches, and vignettes of every day rural life at the time. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing throughout margins.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Vocabulario Juridico: Com Appendices. I-Logar, E Tempo. II-Pessoas

      1883. Rare Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Law Dictionary Freitas, Augusto Teixeira de [1816-1883], Compiler. Vocabulario Juridico: Com Appendices. I-Logar, E Tempo. II-Pessoas. III-Cousas. IV-Factos. Rio de Janeiro: B.L. Garnier, 1883. viii, 771 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands and gilt title, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Toning, faint dampstaining and some worming to first few and final signatures, several leaves repaired, legibility not affected, internally clean. A solid copy of a rare title. * Only edition. This dictionary appeared near the end of the Empire Era (1825-1889) and is thus a useful tool for the study of the legal system of that time. Freitas was a prominent Brazilian jurist and state official. An industrious scholar, he composed the first systematic compilation of Brazilian civil law and produced a draft Esboco de Codigo Civil (1860-64). He never finished it, but it was nonetheless a pioneering work that served as the basis for codifications in Brazil, Argentina and other South American nations. OCLC locates three copies of the Vocabulario in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, SMU and the University of Pennsylvania). We located another copy at UC-Berkeley Law School. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        The Lancet. A journal of British and foreign medicine, physiology, surgery, chemistry, criticism, literature, and news. [Vol 1 No. 1: July - Nov. 1883. First 5 issues]

      New York: The Industrial Publication (1883), 1883. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 512 p. 27 cm. Subject: Medicine -- Periodicals -- Treatment. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked leather over 1/2 marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. Some wear to spine.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        1u.2Hydrien/3-5 Giessgefasse [Pl. XXXII]

      - Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1883. Colour-printed lithograph by Ernst Wasmuth. Very good condition. 15 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches. 17 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches. From "Griechische Keramik", Genick's superb work on Greek ceramics. The revival of interest in Greek ceramics was led by the travellers and cogniscenti who visited Greece and southern Italy in the mid to late-18th century. The Greek vase as an art form was first brought to the attention of an appreciative wider audience with the publication of a number of well- illustrated works on the collections of these dilletants. The most notable of this group was Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), whose collection catalogue was published over a number of years starting in 1769. However, these early pioneers, working with a relatively small number of examples and using primitive techniques, were only able to begin to piece together the intricate story of this unique art form. It was not until a century later that art historians felt that they were understood the full scope and history of ancient Greek ceramics in general and the superb work produced using the red-figure technique in particular. The red-figure technique first came into use in about 530 B.C. and was the dominant type by about 500 B.C. With this technique, images are traced in outline and the background filled in with black glaze. Details are then drawn in by the painter with a black or brownish glaze. Red figure vases continued to be produced in Athens until about 320 B.C. Genick was one of the leading authorities of his day on the red-figure vases: an architect by training, he had a passionate love for and deep understanding of this great Athenian pottery. His study, brought to realization by Wasmuth's superb chromolithographs, illustrates for the first time these masterpieces of the potter's life-size art.

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        A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PARADISE, (In the Suburbs of Los Angeles.) Being a Historic and Descriptive Account of Pasadena, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, and La Canada; With Important Reference to Los Angeles and All Southern California, and Containing Map and Illustrations

      Pasadena, California:: Published by R. W. C. Farnsworth,. 1883.. 8vo. 10-1/8" x 7". 1st printing (Cowan IV, 167; Rocq 4610). 132, xxx, [2] pp. Pp 127 - 132 a 'Pasadena Directory', and first compiled specifically for the city. Penultimate page with printer's device for the Pacific Press, Oakland & San Francisco.. Printed pink paper wrappers, stab-sewn. Spine paper [1" at bottom, 1 cm at top] professionally renewed.. Some wear & soiling to wrappers. A VG [or better] copy.. Illustrated with wood engravings. Map, p. 126.

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        Almanacks for 1883-1895 and 1997, with Many Varieties, 21 Volumes; with Alphabet

      - A complete set of the Almanacks, including some varieties we have not seen; 21 volumes, one in dust jacket. Almanack for 1883-[1895], London; George Routledge & Sons, 1883-[1895]; together with Kate Greenaway's Almanack & Diary for 1897, London; J. M. Dent & Co., 1897. 12mo and 24mo. Together with Alphabet. Paris; Librairie Hachette et Cie, n.d. Various bindings, Almanack for 1886 in the original dust jacket (actually the original mailing envelope). An exceptional set, near fine to fine. Housed in a contemporary quarter brown leather clamshell box, hinge expertly strengthened. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Cities and Cemetaries of Etruria

      London: John Murray, 1883. Early Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. Third Edition, complete in two volumes. Tall, thick 8vo's: cxxviii,501,[3]; xv,[1],579, with two folding maps and numerous wood-engraved plates of antiquities and architectural remains and plans of the larger sites. Publisher's green cloth, covers paneled in blind and stamped in gilt, spines decorated and lettered in gilt, fore-edges untrimmed, chocolate-brown end papers, title pages in red and black. Provenance: small book trade labels (Flor & Findel, Florence) to front paste downs, contemporary owner's elegant script ("Carol Gray / Firenze / Italia") to front fly leaves. An about Fine set, bindings square and tight with bright gilt; pages, maps, and illustrations clean, crisp and unmarked. Scarce thus. & & Dennis was the first modern investigator of ancient Etruria and Etruscan archaeological sites, and this, his magnum opus, is the most complete and authoritative 19th-century account of the ancient Etruscan civilization, first published in 1848. It was the result of his extensive travels in Etruria, often in the company of the artist Samuel Ainsley, exploring Tarquinia and other important Etruscan sites. Originally written as a guide for tourists, Dennis's study describes Etruscan antiquities in vivid detail, with major centers given separate section for each city and cemetery. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Savage Svanetia

      Richard Bentley and Son, London 1883 - Two volumes complete - Volume One - ix, [3], 272pp and Volume Two - [10], 250pp, 6pp ads. Original decorative cloth, title and author in gilt to spine, upper cover with blocked map of Caucasia with Svanetia in gilt, all within a gilt double fillet border, lower cover with blind stamped bear skin rug. Lightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, front inner joints very slightly weak, light off-setting from frontispieces onto titles, paper flaw to foot of B1 in volume one, otherwise quite bright and clean. Two tissue guarded frontispieces and six other illustrations as called for. Uncommon [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        The Waverley Novels. Centenary Edition. 25 volumes bound as 12 complete

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1883. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches). 25 volumes bound in 12. Finely and very attractively bound in contemporary half green calf, spines gilt extra with double maroon lettering pieces, marbled sides. A finely bound set in exquisite condition.

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

      Barcelona: Espasa Barcelona. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1883. Hardcover. Hardcover. 5 Volume Set published between 1883 and 1890. Half leather with Red cloth boards. Elaborat Decorative gold gilt stamped front cover. Slight wear to leather, else Very Good condition. Profusely illustrated with chromolithographs and black & white engravings throughout. Volume I : Ancient History and Conquest (from antiquity to 1521) Volume II : History of the Vice-royalty (1521 - 1807) Volume III : War of Independence (1808 - 1821) Volume IV : Independent Mexico (1821 - 1855) Volume V : Reform (1855 - 1867). Published in spanish language in Barcelona. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World

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

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

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

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        An Autobiography [Signed]

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1883. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of Anthony Trollope's Autobiography, edited by his son Henry ("Harry") who also authored the book's Preface, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HENRY TROLLOPE. A very nice set in the Publisher's smooth dark rose cloth, with the expected fading to the spines, a little speckling to the boards, and very little wear. This copy has the uncommon dark green endpapers which Sadleir viewed as being of the earliest issue, as opposed to the common brown endpapers. Anthony Trollope wrote his Autobiography in the fall and winter of 1875, keeping the work secret until 1878 when he advised his son of its existence, stipulated that it be published swiftly after his death, and stating his intention that it be edited by Harry. This copy contains a presentation inscription from the Editor to the half-title of Volume I reading: "J. Langford / with kindest regards / H. M. T." (The recipient may well have been John Alfred Langford, an antiquarian, printer, and journalist of Birmingham.) As there are, of course, no copies of "An Autobiography" signed or inscribed by Anthony Trollope, this copy is likely the best signed copy that a Trollope collector can obtain. A very nice copy, with a PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY TROLLOPE'S BELOVED SON, THE EDITOR, HARRY M. TROLLOPE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Art of England. Lectures given in Oxford - during his second tenure of the Slade Professorship. I. Realistic Schools of Painting. II. Mythic Schools of Painting. III. Classic Schools of Painting. IV. Fairy Land. V. The Fireside. VI. The Hill-Side. [With] Appendix and Index

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1883-4. First Edition. 7 vols., Small 4to. . Original buff wrappers, uncut. Slight wear to head of spine of appendix, else a very fine set, preserved in crimson cloth slipcase and chemise . First edition of Ruskin's lectures on Rossetti and Hunt; Burne-Jones and Watts; Leighton and Alma Tadema; Allingham and Greenaway; Leech and Tenniel; and Robson and Fielding. The final part (1884) comprises an appendix, together with an index compiled by one of Ruskin's students

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        LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER SISTERS. Theodore Roosevelt's Set Signed by Him in Two Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1883. Hardcover. There are tears and some chipping to scattered pages, not very many, due to the cheap quality of the paper. Contents Very Good; bindings Fine. Complete in seven volumes. Recently rebound in half polished red calf with matching corners and marbled boards and endpapers, gilt-lettered and decorated spines with five raised bands, top edges gilt; illustrated with plates. The first and fourth volumes are SIGNED by the future president and dated 1885 on the front blanks. The second and third volumes have written on the front blanks in the same, unknown hand Christmas 1885 presentations to Christine Griffin Roosevelt, one from C. K. G. and the other from Aunt Lucie. Christine Roosevelt was the wife of William Emlem Roosevelt, first cousin and frequent advisor to President Roosevelt.

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        The Poetical Works and other Writings

      London: Reeves & Turner,, 1883. Now first brought together including poems and numerous letters not before published edited with notes and appendices by Harry Buxton Forman. In four volumes. 4 volumes, octavo (222 × 140 mm). Finely bound for Hatchards in green morocco, titles and decoration to spines continuing on to boards in blind, single rule to boards with cornerpieces, raised bands, triple rule to turn-ins, blue endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece portrait of the author to each volume. Partial toning to endpapers, spines faded and just a little rubbed otherwise an excellent set. A particularly handsome set of Keats's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Reeves & Turner. Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1883. All volumes rebacked retaining the original cloth, corners bumped and soft, but generally VG and now quite sound, contents clean. First Buxton Forman edition and first edition of the collected poetry and prose Four volumes. lv, 366p; viii, 573; ix, 387p; viii, 494p, 1 leaf corrections and additions, 5p ads. Illustrated, including two etchings after Samuel Palmer and Joseph Severn. Edited by H. Buxton Forman. Includes a wealth of supplemental material. Bound in dark green cloth with gilt titles on spines and upper covers, the upper covers with a pictorial design in gilt of a bird on a tree branch A supplemental volume was issued in 1890.& MacGillivray H. #1.

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland; [together with:] Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1883 & 1872. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and 'Alice' motifs to spines, raised bands, rule to boards, 'Alice' devices to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Ownership signature to lightly marked half-title of Alice, an excellent set. Alice in Wonderland is later printing (twelfth thousand), Through the Looking Glass is a first edition. A handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Two on a Tower. A Romance. Third edition

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington,, 1883. Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered and decorated in gilt and black, back cover blocked in blind, chocolate brown endpapers, binder's ticket of W. Bone & Son. Spine very lightly sunned, corners lightly bumped, front free endpaper skilfully supplied, still a very good copy. First one-volume edition, presentation copy to Gabriel Sarrazin, with Hardy's autograph inscription on the half-title: "To Gabriel Sarrazin, with the best wishes of the author, Thomas Hardy." Sarrazin was an influential Parisian gentleman of letters, translator of Shelley and author of Poètes Modernes en Angleterre.

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        LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI (Including the rare suppressed chapter)

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First American edition. Near Fine. First state, intermediate B, with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption on p. 443, but without the illustration of the author in flames on p. 441. BAL 3411. A bright copy in the publisher's brown cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Book Near Fine with one small tear to the cloth at the heel of the spine and the rear hinge starting, but holding tight. The author's first-hand look at navigating the Mississippi by riverboat and the changes to that area many years after the Civil War. A book that was written simultaneously with "Huckleberry Finn" and with overlapping themes and influences. & & Laid in is the rare "Suppressed Chapter of 'Life on the Mississippi'," one of 250 copies, printed circa 1913 for the first time, a single sheet folded with four pages of text. Omitted by the publisher due to concerns over alienating Southern readers because of discussions of the Ku Klux Klan and injustices in the southern states. The chapter was largely forgotten until after the author's death when the original manuscript was sold to a major collection, but not before 250 numbered copies of the missing chapter were published and circulated among Twain enthusiasts and book collectors. The suppressed chapter is in Near Fine condition with minor toning/foxing, but without wear and tear. A fragile item and quite rare to market. Near Fine.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      Boston: James R. Osgood,, 1883. With more than 300 illustrations. Sold by Subscription Only. Quarto. Original brown cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt and black to spine and front board, grey endpapers, all edges gilt (the gilt edges constituting a slightly more deluxe issue). Illustrated frontispiece, steamboat vignette to title page, illustrated plates and vignettes in the text throughout. Spine a little rolled with ends and corners rubbed, hinges just breached and otherwise internally clean. An excellent copy overall. First US edition; first state with the illustrated tail-piece present on page 441, and the caption on page 443 reading "The St Louis Hotel". Clemens's classic anecdotal travel narrative, which contains an autobiographical account of his childhood experiences, as well as his life on the river as a steamboat pilot. Huck Finn makes a lengthy cameo on pages 42–61, a story within the chapter detailing Huck and Jim's attempt to reach Cairo which does not appear in Huckleberry Finn, published two years later.

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        Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain [Pseud. ] ... with More Than 300 Illustrations The First Copies Contained an Illustration, P. 441, Showing Mark Twain in Flames, Which Was Omitted, At the Request of Mrs. Clemens, in Further Printings of Same T. -P. Date. Cf. Merle Johnson, a Bibliography of the Work of Mark Twain, 1910, P. 57.

      Boston, J. R. Osgood And Company. 'sold By Subscription Only'. Boston, J. R. Osgood And Company. 'sold By Subscription Only'., 1883. 1st U.S. edition (St, Charles issue, p.443). Description: 624 p. Incl. Front. , illus. , plates. 23 cm. Subjects: Pilots and pilotage --Mississippi River -- Description and travel. The first copies contained an illustration, p. 441, showing Mark Twain in flames, whcih was omitted, at the request of Mrs. Clemens, in further printings of same t. -p. Date. Cf. Merle Johnson's bibliography. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled, pictorial cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Pyle, Howard. 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.

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

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1883. First edition. Some rubbing, ink inscription on front free endpaper, else fine. Quarto.

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      Ivan Me?trovi? je najpoznatiji i najslavniji hrvatski kipar te jedan od najve?ih suvremenih svjetskih umjetnika. Rodio se 15. kolovoza 1883. u Vrpolju kod ?upanje ali je djetinstvo proveo u Dalmaciji. Otac Mate oti?ao je u Slavoniju trbuhom za kruhom. Govore?i o Me?trovi?ima zanimljivo je spomenuti da korijeni Ivana Me?trovi?a se?u u susjednu Bosnu i Hercegovinu, to?nije Fojnicu. Prvi Me?trovi? koji se doselio iz u Dalmatinsku zagoru oko 1630. bio je izvjesni Ivan Me?trovi? zvani Aga. On se u Duvnu vjen?ao s k?erkom jedinicom iz imu?ne obitelji. Tom prilikom mladenkin otac uvjetovao je brak time da budu?i mu?, uz svoje, uzme i njihovo prezime - Gabrilovi?. Uz obrazlo?enje kako ne ?eli da se loza Gabrilovi?a zatre. Sve do ro?enja najpoznatijeg hrvatkog kipara Ivana Me?trovi?a prezime obitelji glasilo je Gabrilovi? - Me?trovi?, dok Ivan Me?trovi? jednog dana nije izostavio Gabrilovi? iz svoga prezimena.Tijekom studija u Be?u (1904.) susre?e Ru?u Klein koja je radila kao kitni?arka u salonu damskih ?e?ira. Otac gospo?ice Klein nije odobravao vezu svoje k?erke s 21-godi?njim selja?i?em gotovo praznih d?epova i nakon neuspjelih uvjeravanja 1905. protjeruje k?erku iz ku?e. Naredne dvije godine Ru?a i Ivan ?ive zajedno i vjen?avaju se 1907. ?ivjeli su u bijednim uvjetima te Ru?a nipo?to nije htjela imati djecu, dok je Ivan to ?elio. Kada su se materijalno osigurali Ru?a vi?e nije mogla ra?ati djecu i to je dovelo do razvoda braka 1928. u ?akovcu. ?est godina ranije (1922.) Me?trovi? upoznaje Olgu Kester?anek i nastaje nova veza iz koje ?e se, prije nego ?to Ivan i Olga stupe u brak, roditi dvoje djece - Marta (ro?. 1924.) i Tvrtko (ro?. 1925.). Kasnije ?e Olga i Ivan imati jo? dvoje djece - Mariju (ro?. 1927.), zvanu Maricu i Matu (ro?. 1930.). Ta djeca ro?ena su u braku jer se Ivan Me?trovi? iste godine kada se rastao od Ru?e vjen?ao s Olgom, tako?er u ?akovcu.Kako su Marta i Tvrtko ro?eni dok je Me?trovi? jo? bio o?enjen Ru?om Klein Marta i Tvrko Me?trovi? bili su izvanbra?na djece bez prava na nasljedstvo i o?evo prezime. Problem je rije?en ukazom kralja Aleksandra Kara?or?evi?a od 20. svibnja 1926. u kojem (mije?avinom hrvatskog i srpskog jezika) stoji: "Mi Aleksandar I. po milosti bo?joj i volji narodnoj Kralj Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca na predlog Na?eg Ministra Pravde re?ili smo i re?avamo da se dne 13. marta 1924. u rimokatoli?koj crkvi Brajtenfeld u Be?u po rimokatoli?kom obredu na ime Marta - Marija kr?teno ?ensko dijete, zatim dne 5. maja 1925. u Zagrebu ro?eno i dne 29. septembra 1925. u rimokatoli?kom obredu na ime Tvrtko - Ivan kr?teno mu?ko dijete, oboje nezakonita djece Olge Kester?anek i Ivana Me?trovi?a proglase zakonitom djecom Ivana Me?trovi?a, kipara u Zagrebu, sa svim pravima zakonite djece..."Nakon vje?anja Me?trovi? je ?ivio s Olgom i djecom u Zagrebu u dana?njoj Mleta?koj ulici 8, a prva susjeda (u Mleta?koj 10) bila im je Ru?a Klein. U tome braku Olga je znala biti nesretna jer ju je, primjerice, na prijemu u hotel u Esplanada uo?ljivo izbjegavao nadbiskup Alojzije Stepinac koji se nije ?elio s njom rukovati jer se nije vjen?ala u crkvi. Kasnije (25. travnja 1942.) Olga i Ivan vjen?ati ?e se i crkveno. Tada je Me?trovi? bio u ku?nom pritvoru, a Olga se po suprugovoj ?elji sklonila u Split. Stoga je umjesto Olge na vje?anju bila njezina zastupnica. Ivan Me?trovi? nije bio blizak supruginoj rodbini niti se, izuzev Olgine sestre Side, s nekim od njih dru?io. Sida je Me?trovi?u dok je u jesen 1941. bio u usta?kom zatvoru u Zagrebu nosila hranu.Kao mlad umjetnik Me?trovi? je zamislio monumentalni Vidovdanski hram koji nije mogao biti realiziran. Fragmenti tog hrama izlo?eni su 1911. u srpskom paviljonu na Me?unarodnoj izlo?bi u Rimu, a zahvaljuju?i kojima je stekao svjetsko ime. Sada se ti radovi nalaze u Narodnom muzeju u Beogradu (Milo? Obili?, Kosovka djevojka, Sr?a Zlopogle?a, Kraljevi? Marko, Udovica). Za vrijeme Prvog svjetskog rata ?ive?i u Rimu, Londonu, ?enevi, Cannesu i Parizu napustio je realisti?ki stil svojih dotada?njih skulptura punih poleta i senzualnosti te je pre?ao na izradu cijelog niza religionznih tema, ve?inom ra?enih u drvetu. Inspiracija su mu bile bizantska, gotska i crna?ka skulputura. Najpoznatiji radovi iz tog ciklusa su Raspe?e i Madona. Poslije Prvog svjetskog rata nastanio se u Zagrebu gdje je bio prvi rektor novoosnovane Umjetni?ke akademije. U razdoblju izme?u dva svjetska rata kada se naro?ito zanosio Michaelangelom izradio je velik broj reljefa u kamenu, nagih figura i portreta. Najpoznatiji su svakako spomenik Grguru Ninskom u Splitu, Strossmayeru u Zagrebu, Zahvalnosti Francuskoj u Beogradu, Neznanom junaku na Avali, Mileti?u u Novom Sadu i Indijancima u Chichagu.Poslije Drugog svjetskog rata nastanio se u Sjedinjenim Dr?avama rade?i za me?unarodnu publiku, ali ?alju?i svoja djela i u tada?anju Jugoslaviju (npr. spomenik Njego?u). Kao prvom ?ivom umjetniku u muzeju Metroplitan u New Yorku organizirana je njegova samostalna izlo?ba (1947.). Ameri?ki predsjednik Eisenhower osobno mu je u Bijeloj ku?i uru?io dekret kojim je postao ameri?ki dr?avljanin. Tada ga je u goste na Brijune pozvao i Tito. Tom prilikom Tito ga je pozvao da se preseli u Zagreb, a da ljeta provodi na Brijunima. No, poziv je ostao nedore?en. Tada je Me?trovi? posjetio i Stepinca koji je bio u internaciji u Kra?i?u.Preminuo je u South Bendu 16. sije?nja 1962., a sahranjen je u Otavicama kod Drni?a 24. sije?nja. Prema rije?ima Mate Me?trovi?a (u razgovoru za Jutarnji list od 18. sije?nja 2004.) godine na sahrani se okupilo vi?e od tri tisu?e ljudi, a do?lo je i do incidenta. Nakon ?to je biskup Frano Frani? istaknuo da je Ivan Me?trovi? bio veliki Hrvat i katolik predsjednik drni?kog narodnog odbora Smiljan Relji? dovkinuo je: "Narod tako ne misli!" Relji?u se priklju?ilo jo? pet-?est buka?a povicima: "Fa?isti?ka huljo!, Mi smo vas potukli u ratu!, Zlo?inci!, Popovsko sme?e!" Nakon naraslih tenzija Relji? se s prista?ama povukao, a lijes je unesen u obiteljski mauzolej gdje je biskup Frani? izmolio posljednju molitvu.

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        Works by Robert Louis Stevenson. Extracts from Longman's Magazine

      87 - London - Longmans, 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of first edition, first appearanceextracts from Longman's Magazine of short works from Robert Louis Stevenson, in a custom case. Includes Across the Plains: Leaves from the Notebook of an Emigrant between New York and San Francisco; Old Mortality; A Gossip on Romance; The Treasure of Franchard; A Humble Remonstrance; and Pastoral. With the title of each Longman's Magazine volume laid down to the first page of each extract, or bound in to the rear of the extract. Condition: Disbound extracts in a custom case. Externally, the case is fine. There are some marks to the first and last pages of the extracts, as expected. Internally,some browning with occasional spots or marks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Treasure Island

      Cassell & Company Limited, London 1883., 1883. FIRST EDITION, EARLIEST ISSUE TEXT. 8vo., with map frontispiece, pps. (viii) + 292 + advertisement catalogue dated 10.83. With the following points: 'Dead Man's Chest' not capitalised on p. 2; No 'a' on p. 63 line 6; 7 hand stamped to p.127; p.178 line 20 no full stop after 'opportunity'; p.197 line 3 'worse' for 'worst'. Bound in original green cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine. A used example; rubbed and bumped etc, with some spotting, flyleaves tipped to inside covers, contemporary ownership to half-title. A serviceable and inexpensive copy of an absolute classic. The definitive pirate novel. Without this novel well over half of the hallmarks of piracy and piratical behaviour would disappear without a trace. Prideaux [11]. Listed in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002]. Also in BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

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

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      London, England: Office of the Levant Herald. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Full year of 1883 for this weekly newspaper for Turkish news. Numerous illustrated ads. Covers many Eastern Topics such as- News from Ezeroum; Turkish Treaties; Safvet pasha; Montenegro; Eastern Roumelia; European Danube Commission, Russian Forces on the Turkish Frontier, Imperial Court, Austro-Hungarian Embassy, Spanish Legation, Egyptian News, Cholera, The "Vakit" in Egypt, Kurdistan, Court and Diplomats, Political, military and Naval, Crimes, Provincial, Industrial Enterprise in Turkey. Armenian Patriarchate, Southern Russia Markets, and so forth. These are just the topics from the Jan 3 edition. This covers the entire Turkish area including Turkey in Europe at the end of Turkey's last days as a great power when it stretched from Africa and Asia to Austria. Mention of the Khedive's abdication. English language text. Nicely and solidly bound in black morrocco over green pebblegrain cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Endpapers marbled. A few scattered leaves with light foxing, balance is generally clean and VG+. 16" x 11" .

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        Residence of W.O. Wood

      Oakland 1883 - From History of Santa Barbara County, this hand colored lithograph depicts the estate of W.O. Wood. Measuring 8.5” x 11.75”, some foxing is evident throughout the margins.

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