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        Life on the Mississippi

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1883. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. First Edition, mixed issue (author's head in flames p.441; St. Charles Hotel p.443). Hardcover. Brown cloth, gilt titles and decoration. 8vo. 624pp. Illus. Very Good+. Tight copy with most minor binding soil and slightest straining to inner hinges. Contenst unmarked.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

      1883. Fine. TWAIN, Mark. LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. First edition, 2nd issue. "Sold by Subscription only." 624 pp. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt and black with gilt spine (helmsman) and cover (man smoking pipe dockside) vignettes. Minor wear to spine at heel and crown. Minor corner wear. Cloth and gilt clean and bright. Book plate on front pastedown, interior clean and tight. Over 300 b/w illustrations. A near fine copy.

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        Manual of Hydraulics as Applied to Naval Guns.

      London: HMSO, ... the Admiralty, 1883. FIRST EDITION.. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. 52 pages, plus 18 fine lithograph plates, of which 14 are coloured and 10 folding) of various sections of the 16-inch naval guns of HMS Inflexible, built in Portsmouth in 1876. Original dark blue embossed cloth covered boards. A touch of fading on the top board and some light browning to the first few pages, otherwise a lovely clean copy. The folding plates are particularly crisp and fresh. Protected in a modern handmade archival cloth slipcase, leather label titled in gilt. The most progressive British battleship to follow HMS Warrior, HMS Inflexible incorporated a number of innovative design elements, many of which became standard features of later warship architecture ... Inflexible's 16-inch guns carried in two turrets mounted en echelon were also the largest fitted to that time. When commissioned, Inflexible was the most powerful warship in the world. (Price includes postage UK)

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        The Silverado Squatters.

      London, Chatto and Windus, 1883. Original pictorial green cloth. Front board and spine stamped and lettered in brown and gilt. Printer's mark stamped in brown on rear board. Brown coated endpapers. Back slightly rubbed. Corners slightly bumped, and spine a bit crooked, otherwise fine. Catalogue at rear dated "October1883. [8], 254, [1, printer's imprint], [1, blank], 32 ads pp. Frontispiece. Presentation-inscription for Maggie Moore, dated 1886, on half-title.. First edition, first issue. Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon in 1880 to Napa Valley CA with Fanny Vandegrift, and her son, Lloyd Osbourne

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        LIFE On The MISSISSIPPI

      James R. Osgood and Company Boston:: James R. Osgood and Company,. 1883.. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st US edition, 2nd state (BAL 3411). 624 pp.. Original publisher's brown decorative cloth.. Gilt bright. Minor extremity wear. Hinge paper professionally. restored. Withal, a pleasing VG+ copy.. Illustrated.

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        Schalen (Kylix) [XXVIII]

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1883. Colour-printed lithograph by Ernst Wasmuth. Very good condition apart from yellowing at margins where it was matted and wave-like pattern of rippling in paper on the right half of the print. 26 1/8 x 17 inches. From "Griechische Keramik", Genick's superb work on Greek ceramics. 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 1766. 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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        [Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey. Persuasion. [with] LEIGH, J.E. Austen. A Memoir of Jane Austen.

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1883-86.. Six volumes, 8vo, including the fifth edition of the "Memoir". Frontispiece in each volume, marbled endpapers and sides. Contemporary dark green half morocco, t.e.g., spines faded to brown with some light rubbing, a very good set. "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion" are bound in the same volume as usual, while the Memoir also includes "Lady Susan" and "The Watsons".

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        THE BUTTERFLY'S BALL, and the Grasshopper's Feast. J. Harris.

      A COLOURED COPY OF ONE OF THE GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOKS.15 engraved, unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only, followed by one blank leaf. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and 13 other plates coloured by hand.Original printed wrappers with vignettes of a butterfly and grasshopper to upper cover. Manuscript 1/6 at head of cover to denote a coloured copy. Book-list on lower cover of eight items. First edition. Some wear to spine; some light soiling; else an excellent copy of this, Harris's most famous publication, which spawned numerous imitations. Contained in a paper-covered folding box. Very scarce - especially hand-coloured as issued.Moon 725. This copy conforms to none of Moon's listings exactly; though it would seem to lie between 1 & 3.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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.

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        GASKELL (W. H.) The Croonian Lecture: On the Rhythm of the Heart of the Frog, and on the Nature of the Action of the Vagus Nerve, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions

      Vol 173, pp.993-1033; Royal Society, 1883. * GARRISON-MORTON 829: "Gaskell's classical memoir on the muscles and nerves of the heart included a description of "Gaskell's nerves", the accelerator nerves of the heart. He showed that the motor impulses from the nerve ganglia to the sinus venosus influence the heart rhythm but do not originate cardiac movements, which are due to the rhythmic contraction of the heart muscle. This led to the artificial production of "heart-block", the name for which Gaskell based on an expression of Romanes." * Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 173, Part III, bound in one volume for 1883, comprising, vi, [751-]1180pp with plates numbered 51-96, large quarto, library cloth with bookplate, a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, a very good copy. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: OWEN (Richard) Description of Portions of a Tusk of a Proboscidian Mammal. (Notelephas australis, Owen) pp.777-781; WALLER (Augustus) WATTEVILLE (A. de) On the Influence of the Galvanic Current on the Excitability of the Motor Nerves of Man, pp.961-991: HULKE (J. W.) An Attempt at a Complete Osteology of Hypsilophodon Foxii; a British Wealden Dinosaur, pp.1035-1062; WATNEY (Herbert) The Minute Anatomy of the Thymus, pp.1063-1123.1200

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