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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, e ilustrada con varias notas sacadas de los Santos Padres y expositores sagrados por .

      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1883 - pergamino bien conservado 4 Volúmenes, Numerosos grabados de Doré, 1892 columnas, 237 páginas de notas. .D. Felix Torres Amat. Nueva edición ilustrada por Gustavo Doré. 1183 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Los Fills de la morta-viva. Apunts Bio-bibliografichs pera la historia del renaixament lliterari llemosí en Valencia.

      Valencia, Emprenta de Emili Pasqual 1883 - Obra premiada en los Jocs Florals de l'any MDCCCLXXIX. Valencia, Emprenta de Emili Pasqual, 1883. 4.º(22,5 cm), 2h., 783p., retrato de Llombart (V. Aznar/N. Sanchis), media piel, nervios, título y adornos en hierros dorados en lomera, corte superior rojo. Conserva las cubiertas originales. Importante obra de bibliografía Valenciana alagada por Palau. La singularidad de este ejemplar es la dedicatoria autógrafa del autor a Jacinto Verdager. Algunos puntos de óxido en el principio de la obra que van desapareciendo. Buen estado. 1º edición [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DENVER DOLL'S DECOY; or, Little Bill's Bonanza. Being No. 3 of the "Denver Doll" Series. Beadle's Half Dime Library. Vol. XI. No. 285.

      Beadle and Adams, No. 98 William Street., New York: 1883 - Large wood engraving to front wrapper. The 'Denver Doll', our research indicates, has the distinction of being the one of the earliest female detective characters in US fiction. To quote Wheeler, " . she was a splendid specimen of young womanhood. It was no secret she was a detective; it was no secret she was a terror to. [sic]"The 'Denver Doll, The Detective Queen' was a creation of the prolific dime novelist Edward L. Wheeler, who initially appears in the 14 November 1882 issue of Beadle & Adam's HALF-DIME LIBRARY series, however, despite the charm & competence imbued by Wheeler, the 'Denver Doll' failed to rouse the enthusiasm of the early 1880's dime novel customers & she quickly faded from the scene a few months later with the publication of the 4th series title [March 1883]. This quick public expiration has, in turn, contributed to the present scarcity of the 'Denver Doll' series titles, as well as her lack of notoriety in today's mystery-collector circles. in fact, many believe that the first female detective in US literature was Amelia Butterworth, who appeared much later in Anna Katherine Green's 1897 work, THAT AFFAIR NEXT DOOR (cf. Blain. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 456). This the third title in the Denver Doll series, with the action occuring in an Idaho mining camp, and is quite rare. Spine indents, indicating the work was probably bound at one time (and, no doubt accounting for its survival, as well as relatively nice condition). Some edge chipping. Overall VG (paper beginning to yellow, as usual). 4to. 11" x 8-1/8". 1st edition, later issue (Johannsen BEADLE 285-1/2DL). Ca 1890. Not in Hubin. 15, [1] pp. Text triple column. Last page an advert. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Voyage d'un naturaliste autour du monde: Fait à bord du navire le Beagle de 1831 à 1836. Traduit de l'Anglais par M. ED Barbier

      Paris, C. Reinwald 1883 - 552pp. Bon Etat. Un vol. reliure de toile verte originale, dos lisse, titre et auteur doré, très légères pointes de rousseurs éparses, sinon int. frais.  Après l"ouvrage "L"origine de l"espèce" le "Voyage d"un naturaliste" c"est l"ouvrage de Darwin le plus souvent réimprimé, surtout connu sous le titre " Le Voyage du Beagle". Deuxième édition. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Florist and Pomologist , and suburban gardener; A pictorial magazine of horticulture , and register of garden novelties

      Messrs. Kent & Co., 1883 . No dj. Hardback green covers with gilt and black decorations on front and spine in good plus condition but some occasional white spotting on back. Internally 188 pp. in good condition with minimal foxing. Brown block on fep. Beautiful tissue protected coloured plates and woodcuts.

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        The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe; Or, How the Confederate Cruisers Were Equipped. In Two Volumes.

      Bentley and Son 1883 - 2 volume set. Fine binding. Bound in modern red leather with gold lettering and leather spine label. Library stamp on title page. x, 460; v, 438pp. 1st London ed. Howes B949; Nevins I: 220, 248. Bulloch was the Confederacy's primary foreign agent in Great Britain. He was a significant force in the CSS's blockade running and cotton sales. He served on the CSS Alabama and others. Bulloch was the Uncle of Theodore Roosevelt and Great Uncle of Eleanor Roosevelt. Bulloch wrote this book at T.R.'s behest and actively taught him naval warfare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1883. 20th edition

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Page edges browning First Edition Green hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). 284pp. Original covers and adverts not bound in.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("P. K. Rosegger").

      Krieglach, 14. VIII. 1883. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Recht herzlichen Dank für den schönen Gruß, den Sie mir nachgeschickt haben. Derlei Anerkennung freut mich stets, obwohl ich im Angesichte herrlicher Vorbilder sowie in Anbetracht des göttlichen Stoffes, der einem Volksschriftsteller, Volks- u. Naturschildner zur Verfügung steht, mit meinen bisherigen Werken nicht zufrieden sein kann u. darf. Auf Ihre Anregung werde ich mich demnächst mit Hoffmann bekannt machen. Mein Bildungsgang bedingte es, daß ich mich bisher nur auf Wenige in der Literatur beschränken mußte, weil ich auch die Erfahrung machte, daß für mich Conzentration das das beste Mittel ist, ein Wesen zu vertiefen u. ein Können zu erhöhen [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des "Heimgarten".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Landleaguers. [Note by Henry M. Trollope]

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1883 - The novel upon which Trollope was working before his last illness; with a note by his son. Uncommon First edition, with half-titles. 3 vols., 8vo. [viii],[2], 280; vii, 296; viii, 291 pp. plus 32 pp. Publisher's List dated October 1883. Dark green cloth decorated in yellow, gilt-lettered spines. Rebacked, spines laid down. Some shelf wear, lending library bookplate of Westerton's Hyde Park Corner on cover of volume II (long ago removed from other 2 vols.). About very good. Sadleir 68 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Special Illustrated Edition of Building. Devoted to Architecture, Furniture, Decoration and Ornament. Volume 2 (1883-1884)

      William T. Comstock New York: William T. Comstock. 1883-1884. First. First edition. Twelve issues bound in one volume (Volume 2: October 1883 to September 1884). Folio. 145pp. Illustrated throughout with plans, diagrams, figures, and 16 unnumbered "special" full page lithographic plates in each of the twelve numbers. Owner's small ink stamp: "L.D. Cleaveland, Architect" on the title page and contents page. Contemporary half morocco and cloth boards, gilt spine and raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Some scuffing to the morocco at the corners and edges board edges, very good. The text pages and plates are clean and tight. L.D. Cleaveland, a noted late 19th century Chicago based architect, was Superintendent of Buildings for the State of Illinois. Very uncommon. OCLC locates only one copy in Canada. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Foot Ball Records of American Teams Compiled by -

      Boston: Published by Wright & Ditson, Fine Athletic Goods, 580 Washington Street, [1883]. First edition. 12mo (6-1/8 x 4-1/4 in.). 42, [2] pp. Printed by Cashman, Keating & Co., Boston. Publisher's salmon stapled wrappers. Light wear and spotting to covers, small piece from spine head, offsetting to pp. 16-7 from laid-in c. 1880s newspaper clipping reporting Stevens Institute vs. University of Michigan game. In a custom black half morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: Edwin Burhorn (inscription to front wrapper, "Edwin Burhorn/ Stevens Institute/ Hoboken, N.J." and his misspelled name corrected on p. 16) . Extremely scarce football record book recording the first season of play under the modern rules proposed by Walter Camp and adopted by the Intercollegiate Football Association in 1882. Camp (1859-1925), dubbed the "Father of American Football," played on the Yale team from 1875 to 1882 and later coached the team from 1888 to 1892. He was present at the Massasoit House conventions that established the early rules of the game. His innovations, which helped define the modern game of American football as a distinct sport from English rugby, include the line of scrimmage (versus the rugby maul), the snap from center to quarterback, reduction of the number of onfield players per team from 15 to 11, a system of downs and scoring, and the size of the field of play. In his preface, Camp notes of the present work, "being the initial movement of its kind has proven difficult" and that "next year's managers will be spared the necessity of reviewing the hieroglyphs of last year's correspondence." He records 23 college and high school football teams -including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Amherst, University of Michigan and Rutgers - lists all Harvard, Princeton and Yale players and scores since 1876, records American Intercollegiate Association games in 1883 (the championship going to Yale), and lists all non-Association team rosters and scores. An extremely scarce record of the early days of modern football - we can locate only the Library of Congress copy. This copy inscribed by Stevens Institute player Edwin Burhorn on the front wrapper ("Edwin Burhorn/ Stevens Institute/ Hoboken, N.J.")

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        O-HA-YO

      Tokyo 1883 - Japanese album O-HA-YO by G. Bigot, Tokyo 1883. 30 Etching with an additional 10 woodcuts of duck hunting in Japan during the period. Traditional string binding. A remarkable work [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ranch and Residence of Russel Heath, Carpentaria, Santa Barbara CO., 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. Also a small tear/repair to bottom margin.

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        20,000 Leagues Under the Seas [Vingt mille lieues sous les mers]. By Jules Verne

      293, [294-302] p.; 18 cm. Translation of: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. Series: Seaside Library. Pages [294-302] and inner cover publisher's advertisement. This early U.S. printing has the plural "seas." There is no copy of this rare popular softcover version in WorldCat. Stock#OB989. Vg, a binder has reinforced the cover and first signature, the corners of the front cover worn away, else very good. In slipcase.

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

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

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        Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino

      Florence: Felice Paggi, 1883. Small octavo. 236pp., + iipp. of advertisements. First edition. The enduring children’s classic about a mischievous marionette whose nose grows every time he tells a lie, in the original Italian and wonderfully illustrated with a full-page frontispiece of the titular character, as well as sixty-one additional woodcuts interspersed throughout the text. The first half of Pinocchio was originally published serially in the children’s magazine Giornale per i Bambini from 1881 to 1883, and it is thought that the story was not intended primarily as children’s literature, as it did not end happily: Pinocchio was hanged from a tree for his various moral failings. It was at the urging of his publisher that author Carlo Collodi (a pseudonym for Carlo Lorenzini) added the second half of the book, in which The Blue Fairy repeatedly comes to Pinocchio’s rescue, guiding him toward self-awareness and enabling his transformation from puppet to human. Popular in Italy at the time of its publication, the book and its author went on to gain international acclaim when the story was translated into English in 1892. Pinocchio is still cherished to this day and has been the subject of numerous adaptations, including popular versions by Disney and Steven Spielberg, who used the story as the basis for his 2001 film AI. This very rare first edition of the book – only five copies have come up for auction in nearly twenty-five years – is bound in quarter red calf and marbled boards by Devauchelle. Raised bands divide the spine into compartments, two of which bear the title and date in gilt. The endpapers are marbled. Housed in a clamshell box with marbled boards and red leather backing, title and decorations on spine in gilt. Some toning and light staining to the interior, a small closed tear to the margin of two pages, and several unobtrusive stamped and handwritten ownership signatures, otherwise a fine copy of this high spot of children’s literature.

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        On cases described as "acute rickets". Offprint

      London: J.E. Adlard, 1883. 1st edition. Barlow, Thomas (1845-1945). On cases described as "acute rickets" which are probably a combination of scurvy and rickets. . . . Offprint from Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 66 (1883). [2] 61 [1]pp. Chromolithographed plate. London: J. E. Adelard, 1883. 215 x 139 mm. Original plain wrappers, a little soiled. Occasional foxing, but very good. First Separate Edition, and extremely rare in offprint form. Garrison-Morton 3720. The classic description of infantile scurvy ("Barlow's disease"), including the pathology of the disease and a detailed list of cases. Up until the latter half of the 19th century, infantile scurvy had been confused with rickets: "the isolation of scurvy from rickets as a definite and separate disease-although often concomitant in the same child-was a triumph of deductive reasoning" (DNB) Barlow recommended fresh foods as a cure for the disease. Abt-Garrison, p. 103. Nichols et al., History of Pediatrics 1850-1950, p. 10.

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        The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1883. The Riverside Edition. Limited to 250 sets. Octavo, 12 volumes. Three-quarters blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, top edges gilt. Illustrated with etchings by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford, Shirlaw, and Turner. In near fine condition. A very attractive, early Hawthorne set. The widely celebrated author has been revered not only by the public but by his literary contemporaries as well. Edgar Allen Poe said, "[t]he style of Hawthorne is purity itself. His tone is singularly effective-wild, plaintive, thoughtful, and in full accordance with his themes... We look upon him as one of the few men of indisputable genius to whom our country has as yet given birth" (McFarland, 1988). Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote later that "Nathaniel Hawthorne's reputation as a writer is a very pleasing fact, because his writing is not good for anything, and this is a tribute to the man" (Nelson, 1981). Henry James praised Hawthorne, saying, "The fine thing in Hawthorne is that he cared for the deeper psychology, and that, in his way, he tried to become familiar with it" (Porte, 1969). Lastly, the poet John Greenleaf Whittier wrote that he enjoyed the "weird and subtle beauty" in Hawthorne's tales (Woodland, 1985).

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        Nights With Uncle Remus

      Boston Houghton Mifflin Company {The Riverside Press} 1883. Signed and inscribed by Harris on ffep; 1883 Houghton Mifflin edition illustrated by Church; inscribed to Miss Myrrl Stanley - her bookplate affixed to front pastedown. VG, binding slightly shaken, threadbare at corners and spine tips, lightly soiled; Hardcover Signed Very Good No Jacket

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        Felis Eyra

      London 1883 - A selection from the Monograph of the Felidaes (Family of the Cats). Light signs of aging, otherwise a good example. Lithograph with original hand-coloring. Sheet size: 18 7/8 x 23 5/8". Inventory#: p71pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Historia Universal. Publicada bajo la direccion literaria de Rafael del Castillo

      Jaime Seix, Barcelona 1883 - cartoné editorial ilustrado bien conservado cromolitografías, grabados, mapas. 10 volúmenes. 8176 págs.

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        Treasure Island

      London Cassell & Company 1883 - The First Edition of Treasure Island STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London: Cassell & Company, 1883. First edition, with early issue points: "Dead Man?s Chest" is not capitalized on pp. 2 and 7; with "rain" for "vain" in the last line of p. 40; the "a" is not present in line 6 of p. 63; the "8" is present in the pagination on p. 83; the "7" is bolder and larger than the other figures in the pagination on p. 127; the period is lacking following "opportunity" in line 20 of p. 178; with "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of p. 197; and Treasure Island is listed as having 304 pages on p. 2 of the publisher?s advertisements. Octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches; 191 x 124 mm). viii, 292,[8 pp. advertisements, "dated 5R-12.83."] pp. Frontispiece map of Treasure Island, printed in four colors and has the original tissue guard. Original crimson diagonal fine-ribbed cloth with covers ruled in blind and spine lettered in gilt. Original black coated endpapers. Corners a bit bumped and binding just slightly skewed. Spine a bit darkened and gilt lightly rubbed. Occasional minor foxing to first three leaves, and other bits of spotting throughout, mainly to page 115. End papers with a few spots. Previous owner's small ink signature on front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy. Housed in a full morocco clamshell case. "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, p. 203). Beinecke 240-241. Gumuchian 5443. Morgan Library, Early Children?s Books and Their Illustration, 206. Osborne Collection II, p. 1030. Prideaux 11. Princeton 22. HBS 66109. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of an African Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1883. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) was a South African author, the ninth of twelve children born to a missionary couple. The Story of an African Farm is regarded as an important feminist novel, published by the author under a male pseudonym. "The tale centres round an ordinary Boer farm and depicts the hard, coarse, unlovely life of some of the Afrikander peasant farmers…the work is certainly the most notable volume of fiction relating to South Africa undertaken up to this period by any writer of South African birth and education." (Mendelssohn, p.281). This first edition was published in an edition of 300 copies. Since it caused a sensation, first edition copies were often widely read and circulated, with expected wear and loss to the books. Here is the 2-volume first edition uniquely and fabulously rebound by renowned Sangorski & Sutcliff. The publisher's original cloth binding prominently featured ostriches on the spines of both volumes. In a nod to the original binding and a truly striking piece of craftsmanship, this set is rebound in full black ostrich skin with gilt top edge and hand-marbled endpapers. The condition of the binding is virtually as new. The contents are remarkably crisp, clean, and bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks. Even the untrimmed fore and bottom edges are clean and bright.

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        Store and Agency of Wells Fargo & Co.s Express, Kridel and Fleishes

      - 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. Also a small tear/repair to bottom margin.

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        Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research: 138 issues between Vol 1 part 2 (April 1883) and Vol 57 part 217 (Jan 1993) plus indexes for volumes 1 - 55 (1883 - 1972). Vol 46 (1940 - 1941) is bound

      Society for Psychical Reseach. Good. 1883. First Edition. Softcover. 138 issues, most in very good condition, some card covers marked and worn. Most are bound with the shorter issues stitched. Private library stamp on first page of some volumes and on rear cover of some other copies. The early numbering/dates are erratic in a couple of issues. Vol 1 pt. 2; (1883); Vol 2 pts. 5 & 6 (Apr & Jul 1884); Vol 3 pts. 8 & 9 (May & Dec 1885),pt 9 includes 3 pull outs, a plan of Madame Blavatsky's occult rooms and 2 tracings of her documents; Vol 5 pts. 12 - 14 (Jun, Dec 1888 & Jun 1889); Vol 6 pts. 16 & 17 (Jun & Dec 1890); Vol 7 pts. 18 & 19 (Apr & Jul 1891); Vol 8 pt. 21 (Jun 1892); Vol 11 pt. 28 (Jul 1895); Vol 12 pts. 30 & 31 (Jul & Dec 1896); Vol 13 pts. 32 & 33 (Jul 1897 & Feb 1898); Vol 14 pts. 34 & 35 (Dec 1898 & Jul 1899); Vol 15 pts. 36 & 38 (Feb & Oct 1900); Vol 17 pts. 44 & 45 (Jun 1902 & Feb 1903); Vol 18 pt. 48 (Mar 1904); Vol 20 pt. 53 (Oct 1906); Vol 21 pts. 52, appendix 52, 54 - 56 (Feb, Mar & Oct 1907, Jun 1908 & Feb 1909); Vol 22 pt. 57 (Oct 1908); Vol 23 pt. 59 (Nov 1909); Vol 24 pts. 60, 61 & appendix 61, (Mar, Jun, & Nov 1910); Vol 25 pts. 62 & 64 (Mar & Aug 1911); Vol 26 pts. 66 & 67 (Nov 1912 & Jul 1913); Vol 27 pt. 69 (Jul 1914); Vol 28 pt. 71 (Dec 1915), water stained and worn; Vol 29 pts. 72, 74 & appendix 74, (Nov 1916, Dec 1917, & Mar 1918); Vol 30 pts. 76 & 77 (Nov 1918 & Jul 1919); Vol 32 pt. 83 (Jul 1921); Vol 33 pts. 86, 87, 88 & appendix 88, (Oct 1922, Mar, Jul & Nov 1923); Vol 34 pts. 90, 92 & 93 (May - Dec 1924); Vol 35 pts. 94 & 95 & appendix 96 (May & Jul 1925 & Mar 1926); Vol 36 pts. 97, 99 - 103 (Jan 1926 - Nov 1927); Vol 38 pts. 107, 109 - 111 (Jul 1928 - Jun 1929); Vol 39 pts.112 & 116 (Aug 1929 & Oct 1930); Vol 40 pts. 121 & 123 - 125 (Jul 1931 & Jun 1932); Vol 41 pts. 128 & 132 (Jan & Dec 1933); Vol 42 pts. 136 & appendix 138, (Jul 1934 & 1935); Vol 43 pts. 139, 140 & 143 (Apr, May & Dec 1935); Vol 44 pts. 145, 146 & 148 - 151 & appendix 151 (May 1936 - Dec 1937); Vol 45 pts. 152 - 157, 159 & 160 (Jan 1938 - Dec 1939); Vol 46 Pts 161 -165 (1940 - 1941) plus index, bound in green cloth with gilt titles; Vol 47 pt. appendix 171 (May 1946); Vol 48 pt. appendix 176 (Sept 1949); Vol 49 pts. 178 - 181(Jul 1950 - Nov 1952); Vol 50 pts. 183 - 185 (May 1953 - May 1956); Vol 51 Pt. 186 (Jan 1956); Vol 52 pts. 187 - 189, (Oct 1958 - Feb 1960); Vol 53 pts. 190, 192 & 193, (May 1960 - Dec 1962); Vol 54 pts. 195 - 198, (Mar 1964 - Apr 1966); Vol 55 pts. 199 - 206, (Dec 1966 - Jul 1972); Vol 56 pts. 207 - 212 (Jun 1973 - Oct 1982) plus index; Vol 57 pts. 213 - 217 (Oct 1984 - Jan 1993); Index Vol 1 to Vol 54 and Index for Vol 55 .

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        "Illustrated price list of the leading styles of toilet soaps and perfumery manufactured by Colgate & Co. 53 & 55 John St., New York."

      "lithographed by Mayer & Merkel, n.d." New York: "lithographed by Mayer & Merkel, n.d.". [ca. 1883]. "Slim folio, pp. [2] plus 34 stunning chromolithographs of Colgate products, each with descriptive text on the verso, [2] price list in triple column; tipped-in addenda slip at back dated Feb. 7, 1884; exceptionally fine copy of a very rare trade catalogue in original blue cloth gilt-lettered direct on upper cover. & & Not in Romaine, American Trade Catalogues, not in Bennett, American Color Plate Books, or Bennett Supplement; not in NUC; OCLC locates only the William Reese-Crystal Bridges Museum of Art copy, listed as no. 98 in Reese's Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books (and illustrated on p.105): ""Some of the most elaborate chromolithographic works were trade catalogues. The high cost of producing such material. often in full-scale books, illustrates the degree to which consumer product makers were willing to spend on advertising even in the 19th century … Such catalogues were aimed mainly at the buyers for dry goods and department stores rather than the final consumer"" and as such were likely produced in limited quantities."

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        MR. SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILY [CT 3 VOLS]

      London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1883. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Victorian Authors; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viii, 308; viii, 328; viii, 328 pages; . Contemporary binding done circa 1900. 3/4 crushed dark blue Morocco leather over bright blue cloth [the collector considered the leather to be Levant]. Top edge gilt. New end papers. Contents complete and unmarked. Sound with intact hinges. Binding solid and contents clean. Bound without half titles or publisher's catalogue. All points conform to Sadleir 66. .

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        Peteriana ou l'art de peter vesser et roter ? l'usage des personnes costipees, graves, melancoliques et tristes. Ouvrage curieux dans lequel on explique les moyens de les dissimuler ou de les provoquer ... le tout redige

      Subject: (Scatologia). Au Pays des Bonnes-Odeurs, Pete en l'air Libraire-Editeur, 1883, 8vo brossura (copia a fogli chiusi) pp. 127 con una tav. in antiporta. (Soft Cover)

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        Treasure Island

      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1883 - First Edition, First Printing. This TRUE FIRST EDITION has the First Issue points "ads dated July 1883" "Dead Man's Chest" is not capitalized on page 2 and on page 7, on page 40, has "rain" instead of "vain" the 7 on page 127 number is larger, the period is missing after the word opportunity, and "worst" is mispelled as "worse" in the third line of p 197. This book is bound in the original blue cloth and has benefitted from professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful copy that is rich in color. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some discoloration to a few pages but NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book. We buy Stevenson First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Behind a Brass Knocker: Some Grim Realiities in Picture and Prose

      Chatto & Windus, London 1883 - Green cloth with gilt and black decorations to the front board. Gilt decorations to the spine. Top edges gilt. Some rubbing to the cloth at the outer extremities of the boards and the spine. Some stains to the lower front board and the spine. Some browning to the pages. Bookplate to the front pastedown. There is a signed note from Barnard tipped onto the front endpage; short inscription from Edward Dalziel to the verso of the front endpage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ABBILDUNGEN VORZUEGLICHER PFERDE-RASSEN.

      Stuttgart: Schickhardt & Ebner, (1883). 3te Auflage. 34 Blatt gezeichnet & lithographirt von Emil Volkers. Title plate and 34 plates in colour lithography in publisher's portfolio with mounted title plate on front cover. 26,5x34,5 cm. Table of contents on paste-down endpaper of the portfolio. Very few plates with minor traces of use. A nice and complete set of this rare item

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        WAPENBOEK DER ANTWERPSCHE GEMEENTEINSTELLINGEN SEDERT DE VROEGSTE TIJDEN TOT OP ONZE DAGEN/ ARMORIAL DES INSTITUTIONS COMMUNALES D'ANVERS DEPUIS LES TEMPS LES PLUS RECULES JUSQU'A NOS JOURS,

      Antwerpen, De Backer, 1883 . Tweetalige editie, gebonden in bruin halfleder, gemarmerde buitenplatten, 5 nerven en titelvignet op rug, gedecoreerde binnenste schutbladen, ex-libris, 1 nederlandstalige en 1 franstalige titelpagina in zwart en rood en met vignet, 235 x 315mm., 208 + 200pp. + XXX zeer mooie kleurplaten hors texte. Met opdracht, voorwoord en verklaring der heraldieke tekens. In prima staat.

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        Sagrada Biblia. Traducida de la Vulgata Latina al Español. Obra completa en 4 tomos

      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona España 1883 - 4 volúmenes.Tomo I: 2h. 362pp. 1h. 47pp. 2h. 69 láminas; Tomo II: 2h. 390pp. 1h. 52pp. 1h. 50 láminas ; Tomo III. 2h. 722pp. 1h. 86pp. 1h. 33 láminas; Tomo IV: 2h. 459 + 52pp. 1h. 78 láminas. Con bellisimos grabados xilográficos en negro a pleno folio diseñados por Gustavo Doré, orlas xilográficas dividiendo las 2 columnas del texto y viñetas xilográficas al fin de cada capítulo; folio imperial; portada a dos tintas; Encuadernación en Holandesa, lomo de piel y planos con planchas en oro, plata y negro, lomo cuajado en oro. . Excelente estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA - MANUSCRITO ? SÉC. XIX. LIVRO DE VISITANTES.

      - COMPANHIA LISBONENSE DE ALGODÕES. Livro de honra da Companhia Lisbonense de Estamparia e Tinturaria de Algodões. Livro de Visitantes creado por ocasião da Visita de Sua Majestade El-Rei o Senhor D. Luiz 1.º em 30 de junho de 1883. De 35x30 cm. Com 7 fólios manuscritos e 19 fólios em branco, inumerados. Fólios cartonados e cortes dourados. Datas extremas: 30 de Junho de 1883 - 17 de Maio de 1917. Encadernação artística inteira de pele com nervos na lombada e finos ferros a ouro nos super-libris e nas conchas (interiores) de cada pasta. Contém 5 linhas no primeiro fólio com a seguinte mensagem do soberano e a sua assinatura coeva na data da visita: 'Folguei muito de ter visitado esta bela fábrica e ter podido examinar a grande diversidade de padrões dos desenhos que estampa. Desejo-lhe a maior prosperidade e engrandecimento pelos quais faço os mais ardentes votos'. Seguem-se no verso deste fólio as assinaturas dos dignatários que acompanhavam o soberano: Ernsto Rodolpho Hintze Ribeiro (Ministro e Secretário de Estado dos Negócios das Obras Públicas, Comércio e Indústria); do Conde de Ficalho (4º Conde, Membro da Acad. Real das Ciências e Botânico); de Luiz de Souza Folque (General de Divisão do Estado-Maior de Artilharia e Ajudante de Campo do Rei Dom Luís I) ; e de Bernardo Pinheiro Correia de Mello (1º Conde de Arnoso, General e secretário da Casa Real). Nas frentes e nos versos dos 6 fólios seguem-se várias mensagens e assinaturas em diferentes datas, entre as quais: Sebastião de Magalhães Lima (advogado, político e Grão Mestre da Maçonaria) e Guilherme de Souza (16 de Abril de 1890); Joaquim de Azevedo Canhão (14 de Fevereiro de 1908); Joaquim Pereira da Silva e Carlos Brito Leal (14 de Abril de 1910); Maria Luísa Sodré Lisboa Casanova (6 de Fevereiro de 1911); W. Schultze (11 de Julho de 1911); João Francisco Falcato dos Santos e Antonio Joaquim de Oliveira (3 e 4 de Outubro de 1912; António Jacinto Maria de Vilhena (17 de maio de 1917), e outros. Na mensagem deixada em 6 de Fevereiro de 1911 encontra-se um agradecimento particularizado ao Director Técnico desta fábrica Sr. José Cambournac. As dedicatórias referem os agradecimentos de clientes, fornecedores e a visita de escolas de formação profissional. As mensagens salientam o aspecto da formação profissional e a responsabilidade social desta empresa, que é corroborado pelos estudos elaborados sobre a indústria portuguesa. Segundo um estudo publicado na Revista Análise Social a Companhia Lisbonense de Estamparia tinha 116 accionistas em 1882 e 149 em 1889, nenhum dos quais possuía mais de 6,5 % do capital (Relatório da Direcção da Companhia Lisbonense de Estamparia e Tinturaria de Algodões, anos de 1882 e 1889, Lisboa, 1884-91). Location/localizacao: 8-1-A-31

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        To the Gold Coast for Gold, A Personal Narrative

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 volumes, pp. xii, 354; vi, 381, + ads, with 2 folding maps in Vol. I and a chromolithograph frontispiece in Vol. II. Recently rebound in full leather with raised bands, gilt stamping on spine and gilt ruling to boards; new endpapers. One folding map repaired, smal spot of damage to title page near gutter, mended on the verso with archival tape, evidence of erasure of a date stamp on dedication page near gutter; all else clean and sound."This work was an outgrowth of a trip Burton made with Cameron, who was the first European to cross central Africa (1873-75), to explore the Kong Mountains and search for gold in the valley of the Ancobra River" (Casada 65). The two men were commissioned by James Irvine of the Guinea Coast Mining Company to survey and report on his mining concessions. They did find gold and other precious metals and gemstones, and Burton offered a recommendation for an extraction method, but he failed to profit from the expedition as he had hoped. (Quentin Keynes Sale Catalogue; Penzer pp106-107, DNB). Provenance: From the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James A. Casada.

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        KANSAS: ITS RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES, ITS POSITION, DIMENSIONS AND TOPOGRAPHY. INFORMATION RELATING TO VACANT LANDS, AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND LIVE STOCK. TOGETHER WITH STATEMENTS AND STATISTICS CONCERNING SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, MANUFACTURES, MINES AND MINING, etc., etc. [wrapper title].

      Topeka, Ks.: Kansas Publishing House, 1883. - 60pp. plus folding colored map. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers foxed, chipped around the edges. Front wrapper detached but present. Inkstamp of a Salina, Ks., loan firm on map and first page of text, else very clean internally. About very good overall. The scarce first edition of this Kansas promotional, prepared by the State Board of Agriculture and written by its secretary, William Sims. The text provides a wealth of information on the state's agricultural production and potential, backed by statistics, and also on government lands available for settlers and how they may be obtained. The many illustrations shows farms and ranches around the state and the folding colored map of Kansas, by Rand, McNally, is quite detailed. OCLC lists only a German-language edition of 1883, and an English-language edition of 1884, but not the present 1883 English- language edition. Howes notes only the German edition. EBERSTADT 137: 578. HOWES S510 (ref).

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      86 - London - Smith, Elder, & Co., 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thecomplete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, offered here in a beautiful Riviere binding. Thackeray (1811-1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. During the Victorian era, Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens. He saw himself as writing in the realistic tradition and distinguished himself from the exaggerations and sentimentality of Dickens. Some later commentators have accepted this self-evaluation and seen him as a realist, but others note his inclination to use eighteenth-century narrative techniques, such as digressions and talking to the reader, and argue that through them he frequently disrupts the illusion of reality. The setis comprised ofthe following volumes, listed here in numerical order:Vanity Fair (I)Vanity Fair (II)Pendennis(I)Pendennis(II)The Newcomes (I)The Newcomes (II)The History of Henry EsmondThe Virginians (I)The Virginians (II)The Adventures of Philip (I)The Adventures of Philip (II)Christmas BooksSamuel Titmarsh, The Great Hoggarty Diamond, A Little Dinner at Timmins's, Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to CairoThe Book of Snobs, Sketches and Travels in LondonBurlesquesThe Paris SketchbookThe Yellowplush Papers, The Fitz-Boodle Papers, Cox's Diary, Character SketchesThe Irish Sketchbook, Critical ReviewsThe Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, The Fatal BootsCatherine, Men's Wives, The Bradford Row ConspiracyBallads, The Rose and the RingRoundabout Papers (from the Cornhill Magazine), The Second Funeral of NapoleonThe Four Georges, The English Humourists of the Eighteenth CenturyLovel the Widower, The Wolves and the Lamb, Denis DuvalMiscellaneous Essays, Sketches and ReviewsContributions to PunchThis collection was first published in 1869 but lacked the final two volumes, which remained unpublished until 1886. This set was produced between 1883 and 1886 to provide a uniform set to accompanying these two scarce final volumes - often found wanting in many 19th century complete sets of Thackeray. Each volume features a number of engraved plates. Many are drawn by Thackeray himself whilst others are contributed by other illustrators of the day, including Frederick Walker, R. B. Wallace, George Cruikshank, F. Barnard and Luke Fildes. Several of the numerically earlier books also include engraved title pages, with volume I also containing an engraved frontispiece of Thackeray himself. Complete in 26 volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in lovely full tree calf. Externally, smart with light wear to extremities and raised bands of backstrips. Rear board of volume I absent. Slight loss to rear board of volume XXIV. Of 52 hinges 12 are strained and one tender, front board of volume I held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Recto front free endpaper and adjacent blank arespotted but elsewhere pages are very bright and clean indeed with only the very occasional mark or spot. Binders' stamp to recto of front free endpaper of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD with volume I being FAIR due to loss of board..

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        History of Rome and the Roman people, from its origin to the establishment of the Christian empire / by Victor Duruy ; edited by J.P. Mahaffy and compiled and edited by Kelly & Co.: [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1883-1886 - Physical description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 29 cm. Contents: v.1. Primitive history to the end of the second Punic War -- v.2. From the Battle of Zama to end of the first Triumvirate -- v.3. Caesar, Ocatvius, to the commencement of Augustus -- v.4. From Augustus to the death of Trajan -- v.5. Hadrian, Antonius, Marcus Aurelius; and Roman society in the earlier empire -- v.6. From the accession of Commodus to the death of Diocletian. Notes: Translated by Mr. Clarke and M. M. Ripley; vols. II-VI, compiled by Kelly and Co.). Maps, 1 photo-engr., 37 (tinted and chromo-) photo-lithogr., cuts and photo-zincotypes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Translated from the French. Physical description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 29 cm. Contents: v.1. Primitive history to the end of the second Punic War -- v.2. From the Battle of Zama to end of the first Triumvirate -- v.3. Caesar, Ocatvius, to the commencement of Augustus -- v.4. From Augustus to the death of Trajan -- v.5. Hadrian, Antonius, Marcus Aurelius; and Roman society in the earlier empire -- v.6. From the accession of Commodus to the death of Diocletian. Notes: Translated by Mr. Clarke and M. M. Ripley; vols. II-VI, compiled by Kelly and Co.). Maps, 1 photo-engr., 37 (tinted and chromo-) photo-lithogr., cuts and photo-zincotypes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Translated from the French. 15 Kg. 0 pp.

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        "History of Rome and the Roman people, from its origin to the establishment of the Christian empire / by Victor Duruy ; edited by J.P. Mahaffy and compiled and edited by Kelly & Co." [complete in 6 volumes]

      "London : Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1883-1886" "London : Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1883-1886", 1883. "Physical description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 29 cm. Contents: v.1. Primitive history to the end of the second Punic War -- v.2. From the Battle of Zama to end of the first Triumvirate -- v.3. Caesar, Ocatvius, to the commencement of Augustus -- v.4. From Augustus to the death of Trajan -- v.5. Hadrian, Antonius, Marcus Aurelius; and Roman society in the earlier empire -- v.6. From the accession of Commodus to the death of Diocletian. Notes: Translated by Mr. Clarke and M. M. Ripley; vols. II-VI, compiled by Kelly and Co.). Maps, 1 photo-engr., 37 (tinted and chromo-) photo-lithogr., cuts and photo-zincotypes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Translated from the French." "Physical description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 29 cm. Contents: v.1. Primitive history to the end of the second Punic War -- v.2. From the Battle of Zama to end of the first Triumvirate -- v.3. Caesar, Ocatvius, to the commencement of Augustus -- v.4. From Augustus to the death of Trajan -- v.5. Hadrian, Antonius, Marcus Aurelius; and Roman society in the earlier empire -- v.6. From the accession of Commodus to the death of Diocletian. Notes: Translated by Mr. Clarke and M. M. Ripley; vols. II-VI, compiled by Kelly and Co.). Maps, 1 photo-engr., 37 (tinted and chromo-) photo-lithogr., cuts and photo-zincotypes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Translated from the French."

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        History of Rome and the Roman people, from its origin to the establishment of the Christian empire / by Victor Duruy ; edited by J.P. Mahaffy and compiled and edited by Kelly & Co.: [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1883-1886 - Physical description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 29 cm. Contents: v.1. Primitive history to the end of the second Punic War -- v.2. From the Battle of Zama to end of the first Triumvirate -- v.3. Caesar, Ocatvius, to the commencement of Augustus -- v.4. From Augustus to the death of Trajan -- v.5. Hadrian, Antonius, Marcus Aurelius; and Roman society in the earlier empire -- v.6. From the accession of Commodus to the death of Diocletian. Notes: Translated by Mr. Clarke and M. M. Ripley; vols. II-VI, compiled by Kelly and Co.). Maps, 1 photo-engr., 37 (tinted and chromo-) photo-lithogr., cuts and photo-zincotypes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Translated from the French. Physical description: 6 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 29 cm. Contents: v.1. Primitive history to the end of the second Punic War -- v.2. From the Battle of Zama to end of the first Triumvirate -- v.3. Caesar, Ocatvius, to the commencement of Augustus -- v.4. From Augustus to the death of Trajan -- v.5. Hadrian, Antonius, Marcus Aurelius; and Roman society in the earlier empire -- v.6. From the accession of Commodus to the death of Diocletian. Notes: Translated by Mr. Clarke and M. M. Ripley; vols. II-VI, compiled by Kelly and Co.). Maps, 1 photo-engr., 37 (tinted and chromo-) photo-lithogr., cuts and photo-zincotypes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Translated from the French. 15 Kg. 0 pp.

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        To the Gold Coast for Gold, A Personal Narrative

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 volumes, pp. xii, 354; vi, 381, + ads, with 2 folding maps in Vol. I and a chromolithograph frontispiece in Vol. II. Recently rebound in full leather with raised bands, gilt stamping on spine and gilt ruling to boards; new endpapers. One folding map repaired, smal spot of damage to title page near gutter, mended on the verso with archival tape, evidence of erasure of a date stamp on dedication page near gutter; all else clean and sound."This work was an outgrowth of a trip Burton made with Cameron, who was the first European to cross central Africa (1873-75), to explore the Kong Mountains and search for gold in the valley of the Ancobra River" (Casada 65). The two men were commissioned by James Irvine of the Guinea Coast Mining Company to survey and report on his mining concessions. They did find gold and other precious metals and gemstones, and Burton offered a recommendation for an extraction method, but he failed to profit from the expedition as he had hoped. (Quentin Keynes Sale Catalogue; Penzer pp106-107, DNB). Provenance: From the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James A. Casada.

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        Residence of W.J. Walton, San Buenaventura, Cal

      - A very detailed Hand-colored lithograph 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 and staining throughout margins.

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        The Bastilles of England; the Lunacy Laws at Work

      London: Crookenden and Co.,, 1883. Vol. I [all published]. Octavo. Original grey cloth, title gilt to spine and in black to the upper board, decorative frieze to both boards, grey on white floral sprigged endpapers A little rubbed, spine creased, light browning, else a very good copy. First edition of "one of the most powerful accounts of wrongful confinement" of the Victorian period (Homberger, "Wrongful Confinement", bbc.ac.uk). Despite institutional reforms in the late eighteenth century, the nineteenth century saw growing public displeasure with the laws surrounding insanity and the conditions in which patients were detained. With the development of the psychiatric profession and expansion of the definition of insanity, "the gap between eccentricity and moral insanity led to confusion over what behaviors and actions determined the existence of insanity. To the lay-public, the proliferation of new types of insanity led to an increased potential for wrongful confinement" and "generated impassioned discussion over the relationship between authority, individuality and civil liberties" (Homberger). Beginning in the 1850s, newspapers took up the cause and "scandals, abuses, and revelations of wrongful confinement appeared in the press on an almost daily basis". One of the most important of these was The Bastilles of England, "a scathing indictment of Britain's lunacy laws" (VictorianGothic.org) . The author, Louisa Lowe, was middle-aged and unhappily married to a clergyman when she became fascinated by spiritualism after attending a seance in 1869. Convinced that she was in communication with the spirits, she began professing unusual and sometimes shocking religious beliefs, and left her husband. He successfully had her institutionalised, and she spent eighteen months in three separate asylums, desperately trying to prove her sanity to the lunacy commissioners. They failed to act on the case until Lowe's husband initiated chancery proceedings to obtain control of her finances and she was transferred to an asylum nearer the courts in London, where a physician recognised that she was being held unreasonably. As a result she joined the growing lunacy reform movement and published her experiences, which compared asylums with "the Bastilles of pre-revolutionised France" where "the victims of the lunacy system silently sink below the surface of society; they disappear one by one, and are forgotten" (Lowe, preface). An attractive copy of an important personal testament against the use of the asylum system to "disappear" eccentric or marginalised members of society. Extremely uncommon, only 14 copies appear in OCLC.

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        L'OMBRELLE - LE GANT - LE MANCHON [...]. ILLUSTRATIONS DE PAUL AVRIL.

      PARIS, A. QUANTIN, 1883Esemplare in ottime condizioni Elegante legatura in marocchino verdone firmata Dreyfus ITALIANO Elegante legatura in marocchino a grana grossa di colore verdone, firmata Dreyfus, dai contropiatti in marocchino rosa e riche impressini in oro, sguardie in seta verde; dorso con autore e titolo impressi in oro; tagli dorati. In apertura del volume, brossura litografata a colori con ricca ornamentazione e figure. (4) - IV - 138 - (2) pagine numerate, compresi occhietto e frontespizio. Testo in lingua francese; ricchi fregi tipografici e vignette figurate, impressi in nero, ocra, verde, azzurro e violetto. Al fondo del volume, colophon con dati di tipografia. Il testo comprende tre piacevoli e raffinate  monografie, dedicate rispettivamente all'ombrello, al guanto e al manicotto durante vari periodi storici e presso diverse civiltà. I bei fregi tipografici e le vignette, di P. Avril, si ispirano al Barocco, allo stile Rocaille, al Medioevo, all'arte dell'Estremo oriente, all'arte greca e ad altre maniere decorative. Il volume, benché opera a sé stante, è parte di una serie di testi che lo scrittore Uzanne dedicò alla moda femminile, con il titolo Les ornéments de la femme. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, le carte di testo intonse; interno fresco.

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