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        Official Dispatches and Letters of Rear Admiral Du Pont, U. S. Navy. 1846-48.1861-63

      Wilmington, DE: Press of Ferris Bros., Printers, 1883. First edition, one of 50 copies. 8vo. [2], 531pp. Contemporary three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Extremities worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front flyleaf. Internally quite clean. Very good. Eberstadt 132:174; Howes D589, "b" . Both this work and DuPont's EXTRACTS FROM PRIVATE JOURNAL-LETTERS - were issued in privately printed editions of only fifty copies for private distribution, and are exceedingly rare. €Eberstadt states that the present volume is even rarer than its companion. €The first section is devoted to dispatches sent by Du Pont from California during the Mexican War, when he transported Fremont and his troops from Monterey to San Diego and attacked Mexican shipping in the Gulf of California. €He also commanded the Atlantic blockading forces against the Confederacy for the first two years of the Civil War. €This copy has ownership inscriptions from two Du Pont family members on the front flyleaf, A. Bidermann Du Pont and Meta Du Pont Coleman

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        The Statutes Of Western Australia. By Authority. 2 volumes

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

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM A NOVEL. By "Ralph Iron" [pseud]

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1883.. Two volumes. Original cocoa-brown cloth, pictorially decorated in darker brown, spines lettered in gilt. Tiny nicks to spine crowns, light occasional spotting and soiling to cloth, one rear inner hinge cracked (but sound), spines slightly darkened, but a very good set. First edition of the author's first and most widely known book, originally published pseudonymously in a relatively small edition, suggested by some to have consisted of as few as three hundred copies. An important feminist novel, containing perhaps the first "New Woman" in British fiction. The publication of "The Story of an African Farm" caused a sensation in the literary world, with the result that much of the edition was read to pieces by patrons of the circulating libraries. Copies in the original binding - in any condition - are therefore extremely uncommon. From the collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, with her "Blairhame" leather book label. Not in Sadleir, and Wolff lists only one of the later yellowback editions. OCLC/Worldcat locates 9 sets of the first edition, 4 in the US (Yale, Morgan, UCLA and Illinois), 3 in South Africa, and two in the UK (BL and Cambridge). A contemporary review from the ST. JAMES GAZETTE (20 March 1883) is laid in. NCBEL III:1077.

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        Paris Illustrè

      Lahure Imprimeur 1883 -1887, Paris - Parigi - Numeri contenuti:da luglio 1883 a novembre 1885 - da marzo 1886 ad aprile 1887 - In folio - pp.Oltre 800 pagine - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 43 fascicoli rilegati in unioco volume - numerose illustrazioni n.t. e alcune belle tavole color. f.t. - Fioriture, qualche pagina allentata, sporadici strappetti. Cerniera rotta. Per il resto buon esemplare - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between the States 1861 to 1865. 2 Volumes. INSCRIBED

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1883., 1883. 2 volumes. Thick 8vos. Frontispiece engraved portrait with tissue guard. xvii, 594 pp; xvi, 691 pp. + 12 pp. ads. Original dark green cloth stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt. Both volumes are INSCRIBED: "To Major Felix de Fontaine with the compliments of his friend and comrade, General Robt. Chisolm. . . February 27th 1893" General Chisolm (1834-1910) was a Confederate soldier and financier, born in Beaufort, South Carolina. Chisolm was an aide-de-camp to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at Fort Sumter and throughout the Civil War. An efficient and resourceful staff officer, he supervised troop dispositions, acted as liaison, and carried dispatches. At First Bull Run (1861), he singlehandedly rallied a demoralized Virginia regiment, then led a cavalry force in harassing retreating Federals near Cub Run bridge. According to Nevins II-86, "This work is highly laudatory of its subject and highly critical of Beauregard's enemies; the General himself penned a good part of the text." The cloth on both volumes has some rubbing and soil, a tight, very good plus set.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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      N Y: D. Appleton and Company,. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1883-1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library; Photgravure; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Artistic Houses. 3 Parts of four. 1883-1884. [Decorative Arts/Interior Design]ARTISTIC HOUSES: Being a Series of Interior Views of a number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States. 3 Parts (of 4) : Vol 1, in 2 Parts + Vol 2, Part I. Limited edition #335 of 500, issued to George Barnes, Syracuse, NY. Folio. Early full black morocco; bindings rubbed at edges with some scraping. Some joints weakened. (Vol 1, Part I's front cover nearly separated). Lacking free eps. Some tissue guards lacking, light toning to a few other plates (outside the area that is in contact with the tissue guards). Plates' images near fine. ++ Vol 1, Part I: 48 (of 49) plates. 1 plate in Vol 1, part 1 slightly stained in lower margin. Vol 1, Part I's half title toned. ++ Vol 1, Part II: 26 plates. Stain near edge of last plate & verso of 2nd to last plate. Lacking half title. Title foxed, toning to title from contact with leather. ++ Vol 2, Part I: 49 (of 50) plates. Vol 2, Part I lacking half title. Vol 2, Part I's text leaves toned, less color change to leaves of other 2 Parts. Illustrated throughout with mounted photogravure plates. Five raised bands. This is a handsome set of 3 massive volumes replete with illustrations ful bound in black morrocco leather with gilt embellishments. (19 x 13 in. ; 483 x 330 mm). . A lavish production offering an inside view of the homes of many prominent Americans of the Gilded Age, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Ulysses S. Grant, J. Pierpont Morgan, W. H. Vanderbilt, Bradley Martin, and others. The work itself gives no indication of an author but it is stated by Arnold Lewis in the introduction to his American country houses of the gilded age (Dover) , p. Vii, that the author was George William Sheldon. Lewis also tells us that the superb photographs were made by The Gutenkunst Company of Philadelphia. This great work was meant to be a companion volume to Sheldon’s Artistic country seats, also published by Appleton, 1886--7. Of both these works Vincent Scully has written “for the Shingle Style itself, the two most important books of the period which have yet come to light are certainly Sheldon’s Artistic country seats and Artistic houses. ” Artistic Houses is also one of the most important sources for the study of Aesthetic Movement interiors; see In pursuit of beauty, Americans and the Aesthetic Movement (NY: MMA, 1986) where the work is discussed on pp 118--125. This work is of immense value today as a source for documenting period furniture, paintings, sculpture and object de vertu. .

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      1883. Complete. Collected and Arranged, withan Introduction on her "Analysis of Motives," by Nathan Sheppard. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, n.d. [1883]. 12 pp ads dated 1883. Original black cloth decorated in red and lettered in gilt. First Edition, published a year earlier than Blackwood's edition (ESSAYS AND LEAVES FROM A NOTE-BOOK). Included among the ten essays are "Woman in France," "Evangelical Teaching," "German Wit," "Silly Novels by Lady Novelists," "Worldliness and Other-Worldliness" and "The Influence of Rationalism."~This copy is bound in black cloth decorated in red, on beveled boards -- one of three bindings used without priority (the other two were tan paper wrappers dated April 23 1883, and half-bound with marbled paper boards). This copy is in near-fine condition (minor sunning of the spine, a few gatherings standing slightly proud). Funk & Wagnalls was not a major publisher, and their books have not survived well -- so this is quite an uncommon book. Baker & Ross E2.

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        RUDOLPH VALENTINO ( Rudy )

      Hollywood , Cal . Book. Illus. by James Abbe. Fine. No Binding. Autographed. 8 x 10 Photo Matted. 1924c. This vintage black & white photo by the Hollywood photographer James Abbe (1883 - 1973) is of Rudolph Valentino ( 1895 - 1926 ) . This personalized vintage photo of Valentino sitting on a couch with a book on his lap is a scarce image of this Silent Movie Star in relaxed full view shot ( scarce in pose and signed). The photo is now matted and framed . The autograph is to a friend ( **** to one of the sweetest girls I know, Rudy ). Signed photos of Valentino are extremely rear and photos by this photographer are also scarce to the market . Over all framed size : 17.5" x 15.5" ..

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        Kleine Andachten für Segenhaus.

      No place, 31 Dec 1883. - 8vo (125 x 205 x 50 mm). Autogr. ms. on paper, with Elizabeth's silverstamped crowned initials on every other leaf. 3 ff., 400 pp., 4 ff. Splendid contemporary ochre velveteen binding with nine metal fittings, seven bosses and two clasps, studded with a total of 20 facetted garnets and 9 freshwater pearls. Brown moirée silk endpapers; pastedowns framed with a wide border of dark green giltstamped calf. Silver edges, goffered. Elisabeth I of Romania, chiefly known under her pen name "Carmen Sylva", probably composed these devotional texts during a protracted stay in Italy and with her mother in Segenhaus (Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate) during the years 1882/83. The 21 devotions were first published in 1888 in Romanian (as "Cuvinte Sufletesti", "Words of the Soul"); a German edition appeared in Bonn in 1900 as "Seelengespräche". The Queen drew up this present fair copy specially for her mother and dedicated it to her, bound in a luxury binding, for her 59th birthday: "Meiner Mutter, meinem Religionslehrer und Vorbild auf dem Erdengange" ("To my mother, my religious instructor and role model throughout my life", f. 2). - Velvet binding shows signs of age in places, but is only very slightly rubbed. Silver edges are oxydized; wants a headband. The paper is unstained and immaculately white. Cf. Silvia I. Zimmermann: Die dichtende Königin. Selbstmythisierung und prodynastische Öffentlichkeitsarbeit durch Literatur (Stuttgart 2010). For the first printing: Schmidt 459. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Hartford. 6 April 1883.. 1 2/3 pages, in pencil, on two octavo lettersheets. Folded for mailing, filing pinhole through upper left corner, else very good or better. To James R. Osgood, then principal of Osgood & Company, and publisher of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, and other titles by Clemens and his contemporaries, on the occasion of George W. Cable's appearances in Hartford: "Cable read Parson Jones before the Young Girls' Club & scored a rattling victory. They have made it the talk of Hartford. The Warners are gathering a crowd for tonight & when Cable is through with them his stock will be away up, & the memory of his defeat will be sponged out & forgotten. He knows how to read - there ain't no question about it ...." Cable arrived in Hartford on 2 April, and stayed with C. Dudley Warner; during the course of his six days in Hartford, he spoke or read at several public or private venues, including a reading at Unity Hall on the 4th, where Clemens introduced him, but the reading went poorly. As indicated in Clemens' letter, he vindicated himself with a reading on the 5th. Clemens concludes his letter with a troubling paragraph about Livy Clemens' deteriorating health, closing: "I am uneasy & bothered. Yrs truly SL Clemens."

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      London: Macmillan and Co., 1883.. Pale green cloth, lettered in gilt. Plates and illustrations by A.B. Frost and Henry Holiday. Mild hand soiling to cloth, crown and toe of spine a bit rubbed, small bookplate; a very good copy. First edition thus, reprinting text from PHANTASMAGORIA and THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, with additions and illustrations. WILLIAMS 44. WILLIAMS & MADAN 134. PARRISH, p.25.

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        Landsbybilleder. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1883. 243 s. Pænt rent eksemplar indbundet i orig. komponeret hellærred, kapitæler og hjørner med lette brugsspor.. Sjælden i denne indbinding

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        An Album of Japanese Woodblock Lilies

      [ca second half 19th-century]. Oblong folio (10 6/8 x 17 4/8 inches). 27 fine woodblock prints of lilies, printed in colour and finished by hand, on rice paper laid-down on heavier stock and mounted on guards, and numbered with Arabic numerals (first plate with small repaired tears at mount). Contemporary half red morocco, Japanese woodblock patterned paper boards (worn). Provenance: with the engraved bookplate of the Nevins Memorial Library, founded 1883, on the front paste-down. A bright and attractive series of Japanese woodblocks of a variety of different lilies produced for the export market. .

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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1883.. Three volumes. Original decorated blue-green cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in red. Some bubbling to cloth of first volume at front joint, endsheets and pastedowns of each volume a bit foxed, otherwise a bright, very good to near-fine set. In a competently produced half-morocco slipcase, cursed with crudely printed leather labels. First edition in book form. Originally published weekly in ALL THE YEAR ROUND between 27 May 1882 and 16 June 1883. This edition appeared in May of 1883, and the title was never reprinted as a three-decker. A 32pp. publisher's catalogue, dated march 1883, appears at the end of the first volume. As it was Trollope's debut under the imprint of Chatto & Windus, this title was published in a relatively large edition (for a 3 volume novel). But, it was also a popular novel, so copies in this condition are not the rule. SADLEIR (TROLLOPE) 66.

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        Mr. Scarborough's Family 3 Volumes

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus. Hard Cover. First Edition in book format. This triple-decker is difficult to locate in the original cloth. It was published shortly after Trollope';s death in 1882 and never reprinted in a three volume format. It first appeared in serial format in All the Year Round between May 1882 and June 1883. This complex and character-rich work follows the schemes of Mr. Scarborough to circumvent the laws of entail in order to retain his wealth for his ultimately unworthy sons. Bound in original blue-green cloth with a brown design blocked on the front and the publisher';s monogram on the back. Gilt title and author name on spines. Cloth covers are still bright, with mild wear and rubbing to the boards and some puckering to the front board of volume I. The spines are slightly turned and there are a few nicks at spine ends. The text is clean, with a few joints lightly cracked. Otherwise, this set is in extremely nice condition. The bookplate of the Baltimore collector, Henry G. Burke is attached to each volume';s front pastedown. Volume 1: 308 pages; Volume II: 328 pages; Volume III: 328 pages. LIT/071607 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

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        [Cruikshank, George] An Essay on the Genius of Geo. Cruikshank

      London: J. F. Dexter, 1883. Octavo. 60pp. Reprints Thackeray's text as it first appeared in The Westminster Review in 1840. This is an extra-illustrated copy with 79 plates taken from books illustrated by Cruikshank, of which twenty-three are in color. An etched portrait of Cruikshank by F. W. Pailthorpe appears on an engraved title page. In full purple crushed morocco by Morrell with wide double-ruled upper and lower panels, spine with Art Deco-style floral tooling in four compartments, and gilt turn-ins. Spine sunned, oil offsetting from binding to upper margin of preliminary leaves. Overall, a near fine copy. T.e.g.

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        The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music, and the Fine Arts. New Series. In nine volumes

      89 - London - David Bogue, 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of Scott's fascinating monthly theatrical publications dating from the 1880s. Comprising: Volume I (January-June 1883); Volume II (July-December 1883); Volume III (January-June 1884); Volume IV (July-December 1884); Volume V (January-June 1885); Volume VIII (July-December 1886); Volume IX (January-June 1887); Volume XI (January-June 1888); and Volume XIII (January-June 1889). Withbookseller'slabels forJohn Barker and Co, Kensington, to the rear pastedowns of Volumes IX, XI, and XIII. Featuring numerous photographic portraits (the majority tissue guarded), includingfrontispieces to VolumesVIII, IX, XI, and XIII. With a number ofillustrations in the text. There are theatrical advertising supplements to each volume. Condition: In uniform cloth bindings. Externally, slightly bumped, withslight shelfwear. Several small closed tears to tops and tails of spines. Volume I has some splitting to cloth. Three hinges strained,with one hinge slightly strained. Hinges of Volume VIII rather strained and a bit weak. Internally, generally firmly bound, with intermittent foxing to pages and plates, prominent to fore-edge,margins,and first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Rhyme? or Reason? Inscribed by Carroll to a dear friend

      London: Macmillan. 1883. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1883. 8vo, 214pp. One of a very limited number in white vellum gilt for presentations. With sixty-five illustrations by Arthur B. Frost and nine by Henry Holiday. This copy inscribed in purple ink by the author, "Emmie Wyper with the affectionate regards of her old friend the author, Nov. 14, 1885." Also with acrostic poem not in Carroll's hand on verso of flyleaf. Near fine with minor insect damage. Wyper (nee Drury) was one of three sisters who befriended Carroll in 1876; he gave Minnie, another sister, a copy of Hunting of the Snark with the acrostic that appears in our volume; her sister, Emmie, must have copied it from that volume. "Emma Drury" features heavily in the diaries. A fine association in a rare binding.

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        Trinkgefässe / Schöpfkelle [Pl. XXV]

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1883. Colour-printed lithograph by Ernst Wasmuth. Very good condition. 16 1/4 x 21 7/8 inches. 17 3/8 x 26 1/8 inches. From "Griechische Keramik", Genick's superb work on Greek ceramics. This beautiful plate depicts five drinking vessels and a ladel. The revival of interest in Greek ceramics was led by the travellers and cognoscenti 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 dilettantes. 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, it was not until a century later that art historians felt they understood the full scope and history of ancient Greek ceramics in general and the superb work produced using the red-figure technique in particular. 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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      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1883. First edition. Very Good +. Octavo (pages 191 x 124 mm): viii, 292, [4 pgs. advertisements dated "5R-10.83"]. Frontispiece map of Treasure Island printed in four colors and original tissue guard intact. With first issue points: "dead man's chest" is not capitalized on pgs. 2 and 7; "rain" for "vain" in the last line of pg. 40; the "a" is not present in line 6 of pg. 63; the "8" is present in the pagination on pg. 83, which is generally lacking; the "7" is lacking in the pagination on pg. 127 (some copies have bold-stamped "7"); the period is lacking following "opportunity" in line 20 of pg. 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of pg. 197; and "Treasure Island" is listed as having 304 pages on pg. 2 of the publisher's advertisements.& & Original light-green cloth with covers ruled in blind and spine lettered in gilt. Original black-coated endpapers with Maggs description tipped in (and two previous descriptions torn off with small paper stubs left behind). Corners a bit bumped and ink mark on front board. Rear hinge intact, front hinge likely repaired at an early date. On the whole an attractive copy that has been well-preserved in an early clamshell case. Contemporary owner's name, dated Dec. 10, 1883, on the verso of the front end paper, less than a month after the publication date, Nov. 14, 1883. With the morocco bookplate of Josiah Kirby Lilly (Jr.), President of Eli Lilly and Company, noted book collector and founder of the University of Indiana's Lilly Library.& & The most famous pirate tale ever written and the prototype for adventure novels: "Treasure Island established itself as a classic, drawing plaudits from the widest range of literary sensibilities. In 1890 W.B. Yeats wrote to tell [Stevenson] that the book was the only one in which his seafaring grandfather had ever taken any pleasure and that he reread it on his deathbed with infinite satisfaction. Jack London, in so many ways RLS's true spiritual heir, declared 'His Treasure Island will be a classic to go down with Robinson Crusoe, Through the Looking Glass and The Jungle Books'" (Frank McLynn, Robert Louis Stevenson, pg. 203) & & Beinecke 240-241. Gumuchian 5443. Morgan Library, Early Children's Books and Their Illustrations, 206. Osborne Collection II, pg. 1030. Prideaux 11. Princeton 22. Very Good +.

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        Histoire des Quartre Fils Aymon: Tres Nobles et Tres Vaillans Chevaliers

      Paris: H. Launette, 1883. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Grasset, Eugene. Book. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. One of 200 unnumbered copies on Papier de Chine. Georgeous color illustrations by Grasset and printed in chromotypography by Charles Grillot. A retelling of the "Chanson de Geste" of Charlemagne and his barons, this is one of the most important and influential illustrated books of the Art Nouveau era. Ray, in the Art of French Illustration, describes the book as epochal! Gillot persuaded Grasset to furnish "Merovingian" style designs to showcase chromolithographic book illustration. As stunning as the illustrations proper is how they were woven in and incorporated into borders and set on the page. See Ray, The Art of French Illustrated Book 357, 464, 465. Ironically, Grasset himself was ambivalent about the whole process of book illustration, which he found onerous in how it forced him to confine his visual ideas to the spatial limitations of the page. His splendid results, though, were surely the product of how he approached the project. He allegedly began with the borders and worked in, sometimes augmenting these with further decoration, and others, with full illustration, and generally, elements of both. The illustrations track the story very well and indeed, the book can be read using the illustrations alone, and ignoring the text. As far as influence, one sees it clearly in the wonderful series of young adult biographies issued by Librairie Furne (the Louis', Richelieu, Napoleon, etc.), many works of Job, etc. etc. Joints rubbed. A few minor spots on brown morocco. Original wrappers bound in.

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        La légende des sexes. Poemes hystériques

      [Paris], Imprimé a Bruxelles [Nevers] pour l'auteur (1883).. 8°. 147 S., 1 Bl. Ln. unter Verwendung der Orig.-Broschur Vicaire IV, 27f - Seltene erste Ausgabe. Mit eh. Numerierung und Widmung des Autors verso Titel. "à Attila [...] souvenir symphathiqe Edmond Haraucourt" - Eines von 212 Expl. E. Haraucourt (1857-1941). - «Ce livre est l'épopée du bas-ventre. La Légende des sexes n'est point une parodie, elle est un complément : le complément d'une oeuvre gigantesque et lumineuse, mais incomplète à notre sens. Prenant l'être, Victor Hugo le regarda sous trois faces et crut l'avoir vu tout entier». (Vorw.).

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        BAIREI KACHO^ GAFU 2 vols

      1883. Very Good. [EHON] Kono BAIREI, artist. BAIREI KACHO GAFU 2 vols. Tokyo: Okura Magobei, Meiji 16 [1883]. Large format books of oban-size color woodcut images, each sealed "Bairei." 37 x 25 cm (24 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches). Each of the volumes is comprised of 25 images, for a total of 50, that show birds throughout the changing seasons (vol. 1: Spring & Summer, vol. 2: Fall & Winter). The designs are fresh and lively - perhaps the finest of the large-format bird compilations of mid to late Meiji era Japan, and certainly the scarcest. This is a copy of the true first edition, done sixteen years before the more well known reprint of 1899. The "feel" of the prints is much different than the later version, as it has decorated margins and captioned cartouches in the field. A very good and very early printing with lovely colors, quite clean. Mitchell 217 references the 1899 printing, having never seen this one, it would appear. Complete, in a hinged cloth case. $9,500.00

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        Across Chryse Being the Narrative of a Journey of Exploration Through the South China Border Lands from Canton to Mandalay

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1883. Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, xxx+420pp, xvi+408pp, complete with all illustrations, 3 maps of which 2 are folding. Inscribed on top marging of title page, '' To Lord Lytton from the author ''. Bound in library buckram/cloth. Library labels on spine. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, library stamps throughout, ( about 30 to each volume ), mainly to verso of illustrations, a few short closed tears on large map, repaired with sellotape, map in volume 2 fixed to book along inner margin of last index page with sellotape, the sellotape encroaching onto text. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A good copy of a rare 2 volume work.A41. Signed by Author. First Edition. 8vo.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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