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        Sagan om Herkules.

      (Ur: Det gamla riket.) Tryckt som handskrift. Stockholm, Central-tryckeriet, 1883. (4) s. Rött hklbd med svart titeletikett i skinn på främre pärmen. Inlagan har varit vikt och har reparerade revor i vecken. Med Erik Höglunds exlibris och Svante Svedlins förgyllda pärmexlibris.. Zetterlund I:25. Originalupplagan, tryckt i tretton exemplar för utdelning. "Det gamla riket" var en planerad uppföljare till "Det nya riket". Boken, som sammanställts tillsammans med Pehr Staaf, stoppades dock av Strindberg i december 1882, med motiveringen att striden "måste föras högt och snyggt om vi skola segra". Denna princip kom Strindberg som bekant att bryta emot några gånger under sin fortsatta författarkarriär

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        Les Oiseaux de la France. Premiére Monographie. Corvidès.

      Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Passeraux déodactyles cultrirostres observé en France. Figures coloritées de tutes les espèces, de leurs variétés et de leurs oeufs. Planches ostéologiques lithographiées. Paris, Impimerie de A. Quantin 1883. 4:o. (6),107,(5 last blank) pp. + 21 plates. 18 hand-coloured plates of birds, 1 colored plate of eggs and 2 anatomical plates. Publisher`s cloth. Title gilt on front board and spine. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz with his book-plate and signature on front paste-down. A nice clean copy. 33 x 25,5 cm.. With Plate IIIbis. This was the first of a projected series of monographs on French birds, but no further volumes appeared. Fine Bird Books p. 56. Nissen 1953. p. 85. Fine Bird Boks overlook the bis plate and only calls for 20 plates

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        An Essay on the Genius of Geo. Cruikshank

      J.F. Dexter 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 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, gilt turn-ins. T.e.g. Very light sunning to spine, oil offsetting from binding to upper margin of preliminiary leaves. Overall, a nearly fine copy.

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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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        LA LEGENDE ET LA VIE D?UTRILLO. Ornée de onze lithographies originales d?Utrillo et d?un portrait de l?artiste par Suzanne Valadon.

      In-4 p. (mm. 320x240), 2 voll., bross. alla francese, custodia e astuccio edit. in cartonato blu, testo e tavv. a fogli sciolti. Il primo, di pp. (6),171,(3), è illustrato da magnifiche composizioni di Maurice Utrillo. Sono: 11 litografie originali di cui 1 a colori, in tavole f.t.; 1 ritratto-antiporta in litografia di Suzanne Valadon (madre dell?artista), 1 vignetta al frontesp., 10 testate e 10 finali in ?héliogravure? + altro ritratto di Utrillo (b.n. su fondo ocra, in litografia, sempre di Suzanne Valadon). Il secondo contiene 3 suites delle illustrazioni: una ?sur japon ancien? (10 tavv. in nero, 1 a colori, 1 con ritratto) - una ?sur chine? (idem) - una ?sur japon impérial rayée? delle 10 in nero. Cfr. Benezit,XIII, p. 929-30, che naturalmente cita questo importante studio per l?arte di Utrillo (1883-1955), scritto da Carco. Superba edizione originale di 105 esempl. numer. Il ns., 93, appartiene alla tiratura di 95 ?sur japon Shidzuoka avec trois suites?. Timbro e firma di apparten. sulla prima carta bianca; bell?esemplare, molto ben conservato.

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        CATALOGUE OF THE ART DEPARTMENT OF THE NEW ENGLAND MANUFACTURERSÕ AND MECHANICSÕ INSTITUTE

      Boston, MA: Cupples, Upham & Co., 1883. Illustrated with 17 original etchings by Charles Volkmer, Thomas Moran, Henry C. Ford, James Craig Nicoll, William M. Hart, Charles Platt, et al. Unpaginated. Hardcover. Large 4to ( 12 inches x 9.25 inches ). Brown 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Covers quite worn; former art club library label to front pastedown. Internally clean and tight. A rare collection of original American art. Very good/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item).

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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:: Beadle and Adams, No. 98 William Street.. 1883.. 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.. Printed self wrappers.. 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).. 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. . Large wood engraving to front wrapper.

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        Old Creole Days. [First Series]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. Later printing. 8vo. . Original blue cloth with light wear, but very good overall; with the morocco ex-libris of Estelle Doheny. BAL 2330 (note) . A remarkable Twain association, inscribed by Cable on the half-title: "To Mrs. Samuel L. Clemens / from G.W. Cable / Hartford, Nov 20, 1883." This is a tremendous association copy, as Clemens and Cable were fast friends and mutual admirers; and Olivia Clemens was the frequent host of Cable when he was in Hartford. The two toured the country together twice on reading tours, the first of which being right around the time of this inscription. Furthermore, Clemens, in the winter of 1883-84, according to Paine's biography, "took Cable's fortunes in hand ... invited him to his home, and undertook to open negotiations with the American Publishing Company, of which Frank Bliss was now the manager, for the improvement of his fortunes." Cable was staying with the Clemens family in Hartford, recuperating from an illness, when he inscribed this to Livy; it is also the same date that a copy was deposited in the Library of Congress A superb association copy

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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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        Collection de 207 livraisons du journal Les Hommes d'aujourd'hui, "publication illustrée de portraits-charge en couleurs par nos principaux artistes, avec biographies anecdotiques de Pierre et Paul"

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1883. relié. 20x29cm. Edition originale de cet ensemble de 207 livraisons in-4 de (2) ff. chacune, allant des numéros 105 à 312 sans interruption (sur 469 publiés de 1878 à 1899). Reliures en demi basane bleu marine, dos lisses ornés de fleurons dorés, épidermures, sommaires et premiers plats de couvertures de volumes conservés, reliures de l'époque. Importante et rare collection de portraits-charges. Chaque numéro est une monographie sur une personnalité de l'époque du monde des arts (écrivains, hommes politiques, journalistes, artistes...). Le premier numéro paraît le 14 septembre 1878 et est consacré à Victor Hugo. Chaque livraison de quatre pages est illustrée en couverture d'un portrait-charge en couleurs, exécuté par Émile Cohl, Coll-Toc, André Gill, Demare, Dreux, Job, Roc, Choubrac, Bridet, Régamey. Les notices sont rédigées par une équipe d’auteurs signant sous le pseudonyme collectif de « Pierre et Paul ". Paul Verlaine en écrivit 27, dont 12 figurent dans cette collection. Le poète a rédigé les biographies de ses compagnons du Parnasse et celles des jeunes littérateurs décadents ou symbolistes dont il partageait les idées. Gustave Kahn, Félix Fénéon, Jules Tellier, E. Armand entre autres, y collaborèrent aussi. Une tache en marge intérieur du n°257, sinon bon exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseurs. - Léon Vanier, Paris _s.d. (1883-1885), 20x29cm, 4 volumes reliés en 2. - 4 volumes reliés en 2

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        FABLES CHOISIES POUR Les ENFANTS. Et IllustrŽes par M. B. de Monvel

      Paris:: Typograpie Plon,. [1883].. Oblong 8vo: 9" x 10-5/8". 48 pp.. Patterned brown cloth binding, with black & gilt stamping. Blue edgestain. Printed buff paper dust jacket.. A Near Fine book in the rare dust jacket, which is VG, and has a few. edge chips [one 1 cm square, to top edge of rear panel] & a. professionally repaired tear to rear panel.. Louis-Maurice one of the most popular French illustrators of the late 19th C, who studied with Carolus Duran in the 1870s. Soon he would find his own style, and it is not expected that he would illustrate Fontaine, the great French Fabulist. Here he does so in his own inimitable fashion, delicate, while at the same time, compelling... he restricts himself to blue, brown & black which, neverless, express the entire spectrum of emotion elicted by Fontaine's tales. . Fables illustrated with color drawings by "BM".

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        TALES AND NOVELS IN VERSE OF J. DE LA FONTAINE

      Paris: J. Lemonnyer; New York: E. F. Bonaventure, 1883. Of an edition of 400 numbered copies, ONE OF 125 COPIES on vélin mécanique, signed by the American publisher (this being copy #299). Eisen's Best Work, Printed from Original Plates,And in Gloriously Elaborate Gilt Bindings 232 x 143 mm (9 1/8 x 5 5/8"). Two volumes. ESPECIALLY HANDSOME DARK BROWN MOROCCO, VERY ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY TOUT for Estes and Lauriat (stamp-signed on front turn-ins and verso of front free endleaves), covers with scalloped corner decoration composed of massed small floral tools, raised bands, spines densely and elegantly gilt in compartments with a stippled ground and with small floral tools radiating from a central point, turn-ins with elongated gilt foliate decorations at corners, endleaves of patterned silk in maroon and gold, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. In buckram covered slipcases with matching morocco lips. Title vignette, frontispiece portraits of La Fontaine and the illustrator, and 83 FINE FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS BY CHARLES EISEN PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATES, which Eisen made for the edition commissioned by the Fermiers Généraux in 1762. Promotional brochure for this edition laid in at rear of first volume. Titles in black and red. Ray 26; Cohen-de Ricci 558 (both citing the 1762 edition with these plates). A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND COPY IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, the bindings especially lustrous, and the set with only the most trivial of imperfections. This is a well-executed reprint in English of one of the 18th century's most famous illustrated books. The substantial group of plates here, in Ray's words, is "the liveliest and the most adroit that [Eisen] ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories--their love passages, their intrigues, their practical jokes--he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator." Despite the fact that the original copperplates were more than a century old when our set was printed, the impressions of the plates here are strong and pleasing. The lavishly decorated bindings by one of the period's most accomplished workshops constitute a suitable complement to the celebrated engravings. As attested to here, the Tout bindery turned out consistently fine work, especially notable for its elaborate gilt tooling.

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        FABLES CHOISIES POUR Les ENFANTS. Et IllustrŽes par M. B. de Monvel

      Paris:: Typograpie Plon,. [1883].. Oblong 8vo: 9" x 10-5/8". 48 pp.. Patterned brown cloth binding, with black & gilt stamping. Blue edgestain. Printed buff paper dust jacket.. A Near Fine book in the rare dust jacket, which is VG, and has a few. edge chips [one 1 cm square, to top edge of rear panel] & a. professionally repaired tear to rear panel.. Louis-Maurice one of the most popular French illustrators of the late 19th C, who studied with Carolus Duran in the 1870s. Soon he would find his own style, and it is not expected that he would illustrate Fontaine, the great French Fabulist. Here he does so in his own inimitable fashion, delicate, while at the same time, compelling... he restricts himself to blue, brown & black which, neverless, express the entire spectrum of emotion elicted by Fontaine's tales. . Fables illustrated with color drawings by "BM".

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        TALES AND NOVELS IN VERSE OF J. DE LA FONTAINE

      J. Lemonnyer; New York: E. F. Bonaventure Paris: J. Lemonnyer; New York: E. F. Bonaventure, 1883. Of an edition of 400 numbered copies, ONE OF 125 COPIES on vélin mécanique, signed by the American publisher (this being copy #299). Eisen's Best Work, Printed from Original Plates,And in Gloriously Elaborate Gilt Bindings 232 x 143 mm (9 1/8 x 5 5/8").Two volumes. ESPECIALLY HANDSOME DARK BROWN MOROCCO, VERY ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY TOUT for Estes and Lauriat (stamp-signed on front turn-ins and verso of front free endleaves), covers with scalloped corner decoration composed of massed small floral tools, raised bands, spines densely and elegantly gilt in compartments with a stippled ground and with small floral tools radiating from a central point, turn-ins with elongated gilt foliate decorations at corners, endleaves of patterned silk in maroon and gold, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. In buckram covered slipcases with matching morocco lips. Title vignette, frontispiece portraits of La Fontaine and the illustrator, and 83 FINE FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS BY CHARLES EISEN PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATES, which Eisen made for the edition commissioned by the Fermiers Généraux in 1762. Promotional brochure for this edition laid in at rear of first volume. Titles in black and red. Ray 26; Cohen-de Ricci 558 (both citing the 1762 edition with these plates). A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND COPY IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION, the bindings especially lustrous, and the set with only the most trivial of imperfections. This is a well-executed reprint in English of one of the 18th century's most famous illustrated books. The substantial group of plates here, in Ray's words, is "the liveliest and the most adroit that [Eisen] ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories--their love passages, their intrigues, their practical jokes--he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator." Despite the fact that the original copperplates were more than a century old when our set was printed, the impressions of the plates here are strong and pleasing. The lavishly decorated bindings by one of the period's most accomplished workshops constitute a suitable complement to the celebrated engravings. As attested to here, the Tout bindery turned out consistently fine work, especially notable for its elaborate gilt tooling.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Cornhill Magazine, "New Series"; complete run) Volumes 1 - 26 (I - XXVI), July 1883 - June 1896

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1883. Contains the following complete novels in original serial form: The Giant's Robe by F. ANSTEY. The Talk of the Town by James PAYN. Rainbow Gold by David Christie MURRAY. Court Royal by S. BARING-GOULD. Jess by H. Rider HAGGARD. The Gaverocks by S. BARING-GOULD. A Life's Morning by George GISSING. French Janet by Sarah TYTLER. The County (anonymous). The Burnt Million by James PAYN. Eight Days by R. E. T. FORREST. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. HORNUNG. The White Company by A. Conan DOYLE. The New Rector by Stanley J. WEYMAN. The Slave of the Lamp by H. S. MERRIMAN. Mrs Curgenven of Curgenven by S. BARING-GOULD. The Countess Radna by W. E. NORRIS. With Edged Tools by H. S. MERRIMAN. Matthew Austin by W. E. NORRIS. A Fatal Reservation by R. O. PROWSE. The Sowers by H. S. MERRIMAN. The Story of Bessie Costrell by Mrs Humphry WARD. Cleg Kelly by S. R. CROCKETT. The Disappearance of George Driffell by James PAYN. Numerous short stories and articles (many unsigned) by Stanley J. WEYMAN, Grant ALLEN, A. Conan DOYLE, S. BARING-GOULD, W. E. NORRIS, Mrs OLIPHANT, Miss THACKERAY, E. W. HORNUNG, Richard MARSH, Barry PAIN etc. 26 volumes uniformly bound in crimson/maroon leather; raised bands and gilt decorations on spines. Volume 1 has small chip at foot of spine, Volume 10 has a split to leather on hinge and a cracked inner joint paper, otherwise some boards lightly grazed (shelfwear); light rubbing on extremities with occasional small scrape; light foxing. Generally clean, tight, and bright: a very good set. The set appears to have been bound up in batches every year or two by G. J. Bigger of South Frederick Street: the binding and decorations are uniform throughout the run, there is a little variation in the leather colour, batch to batch. A very heavy set (26 heavy volumes) which will require substantial additional postage. Very competitive rates by courier to most destinations available. Please contact me for quotation on delivery before placing order: shipping costs will be added by agreement.. First Edition. Hard Cover. =.

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        L'Ombrelle. Le Gant- Le Manchon

      Paris. A. Quantin. 1883. This copy presented in a spectacular custom binding by esteemed designer, R. Rene Hirsch. Full brown crushed morocco with inlaid coloured falling umbrellas which appear to drift down the front cover and around onto the rear cover. Elaborate ruled turn-ins with colour insets in the Art Nouveau style. Spectacularly ornate doublures in multi-chromatic pattern silk. Further charming gilded endsheets in an umbrella design. t.e.g. Crushed gilt titled morocco chemise with matching endsheet design to front and rear covers. Morocco edged, suede-lined slipcase with original silk front and rear covers laid-on. 8vo (10.75" x 6.75"). Fabulously illustrated with illuminated chromolithographic plates, duotone and monochrome vignettes, decorations, etc. by Paul Avril. A breathtaking presentation. Slipcase mildly rubbed, chemise slightly rubbed at hinges. A Fine copy.Featured Art.

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        COMPLETE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE [SCARLET MOROCCO CT 13 VOLS]

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin,. Fine with no dust jacket. 1883-95. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Complete 13 vols. Riverside Edition. Edited by Hawthorne's son-in-law, Julian. 8vo, original 3/4 scarlet morocco leather and marbled bds, title and spine gilt, raised bands. Heads and tails completely intact. Etched frontispieces. Extremely attractive and well cared for set in FINE condition. Provenance Wasserman, Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn. BAL 7643. Hawthorne's complete works: The Ancestral Footstep; Tales, Sketches, and Other Papers with a biographical sketch by George Parsons Lathrop; Dr. Grimshaw's Secret - a Romance; Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks; The Dolliver Romance, Fanshawe, and Septimus Felton with an appendix containing The Ancestral Footstep; The Marble Faun; Our Old Home and English Notebooks, Vol.1 and 2; Passages from the American Notebooks; The House of Seven Gables and The Snow Image; A Wonder-Book, Tanglewood Tales, and Grandfather's Chair; The Scarlet Letter and The Blithedale Romance and Twice-Told Tales; Mosses from an Old Manse. .

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1883. The "Riverside Edition" (our copy being #68). ONE OF 250 COPIES. 248 x 159 mm (9 3/4 x 6 1/4"). 13 volumes. Introductory notes to each volume by George Parsons Lathrop. Restrained but attractive early 20th century brown crushed morocco by Ernst Hertzberg & Sons (stamp-signed on rear free endpaper), covers with frame formed by pairs of plain gilt rules and a single gilt dot at each corner, raised bands, spine compartments gilt in the same design as the covers, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt in a palmette pattern, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. All 13 volumes with frontispieces and title pages with etched vignette. A Large Paper Copy on laid paper. Title pages in red and black. Clark B-10; BAL 7643. Spines faintly and evenly sunned, just a hint of wear to the tops of three spines, but A BEAUTIFUL SET, the lustrous bindings almost entirely unworn, and the text unusually clean, fresh, and bright. One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its long-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. In addition to his great achievements--"The Scarlet Letter" of 1850 and "The House of Seven Gables" (1851)--our handsome edition contains all of the lesser narrative and non-fiction writings, including voluminous entries from his journals, said to contain upwards of 300,000 words. This copy has the original 12 volumes that normally make up the set, along with an additional 13th volume containing "Doctor Grimshawe's Secret," edited by Julian Hawthorne. Ernst Hertzberg, who learned to bind in his native Germany, went to work as a finisher for the Ringer bindery after immigrating to Chicago, and he eventually became a partner in the business. He also collected Napoleonic prints and documents with the goal of binding an extra-illustrated edition of William Milligan Sloane's "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte." The completed project was exhibited at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, where it won top honors for bookbinding. Hertzberg sold the set to a private collector for the then-staggering sum of $12,000, which allowed him to buy out his partner and set up his own bindery. Our edition does not often appear at auction: only five copies are listed in ABPC since 1975, and none of those is in full leather.

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        Charles Dickens' Complete Works (complete in 15 volumes)

      Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., 1883. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. F. Barnard, J. Mahoney, S. Green, F. A. Fraser. These beautiful books are clean, tight square with sharp corners and unmarked. They have bright, clear pages extensively illustrated with full page, black & white drawing by one of the listed illustrated, most by Barnard. The beveled boards are covered in a rich ox-blood leather ruled with black lines to appear a three-quarter bindings. The spine, which have uniformly faded to a slightly lighter tone, have bright gilt titles and a gilt silhouette of Dickens' head amid five gilt bands defined by black lines. They are: 1. Pickwick Papers, 2. David Copperfiled, 3. Martin Chuzzlewit, 4. Nicholas Nickleby, 5. Bleak House, 6. Little Dorrit (a small rub on the rear board), 7. Dombey & Son, 8. Our Mutual Friend, 9. Oliver Twis, Pictures from Italy and American Notes, 10. Old Curiosity Shop and Hard Times, 11. Tlae of Two Cities and Sketches by Boz., 12. Barnaby Rudge and Mystery of Edwin Drood, 13. Great Expectations, Uncommercial Traveller, and Miscellaneous, 14. Christmas Stories and Reprinted Pieces, 15. Child's History of England and Miscellaneous. This set is in magnificent condition.

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        Works of Jonathan Swift, The

      1883. The Best Edition of the Works of Jonathan SwiftSWIFT, Jonathan. The Works of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s, Dublin. Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published. With Notes and a Life of the Author by Sir Walter Scott. Second Edition. In Nineteen Volumes. London: Bickers & Son, 1883-1884.Limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy being No. 497), signed by the publishers. Nineteen octavo volumes (8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inches; 216 x 143 mm.). Engraved frontispiece portrait and one additional plate in Volume I.Early twentieth-century three-quarter turquoise polished calf, ruled in blind, over marbled boards by Tout & Sons for Estes & Lauriat of Boston (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper). Spines with five raised bands and two red morocco gilt lettering labels, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, spines very slightly and uniformly faded. A near fine set.Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), “Irish author and dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin (from 1713), the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Besides the celebrated Gulliver’s Travels (1726), he wrote such noted satires as A Tale of a Tub (1704) and A Modest Proposal (1729)” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).

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        THE WORKS OF JONATHAN SWIFT DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S DUBLIN Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published

      London: Bickers & Sons. Very Good. 1883. Second Edition. Hardcover. Half supple leather over clean marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated panels and 2 morocco labels. Only 750 copies of this edition have been printed for sale, 250 of which are reserved for America. Each copy numbered, this copy #445. Texts tight, clean & intact. Top edge gilt. Complete in 19 volumes . Marbled endpapers. A biography of the author (b.1667-d.1745) by Laing Purves. Volume #1 with engraved portrait frontispiece and one additional plate. Chapters decorated with ornamentat headpieces & tailpieces. Armorial book plate, helmet over shield bearing name "Cragwood. " Volume 10, lower spine label missing. Volume 13 has a small leather chip on spine. Over all, except as noted, this set Is very good +. Rare Section; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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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        ALBUM OF 117 BIBLICAL ART ALBUMENS BY RAPHAEL, CONSTABLE, CAROT, ETC. (LEATHER BOUND)

      Good+;. 1883. Leather Bound. Albumen prints made by the late James A. Raynor of certain paintings, engravings and etchings slected from his collections an unfinished work. Illustrations included: 1.) Mr. James A. Raynor by A Friend, An Amateur/ Feb. 22nd, 1883. 2.) Miss Annie Raynor by Ch. Chaplin/ Gas-light Photo. 3.) Miss Lizzie Raynor by Ch. Chaplin/ Gas-light Photo. 4.) The Immaculate Conception by Murillo/ Ach. Lefeure. 5.) Madonna di San Sisto by Raphael/Keller. 6.) Mater Dolorosa by Guido Reni/ Grossin. 7.) The Crucifiction by Guido Reni/ Toschi/ Dalco. 8.) "Lo Spasimo" by Raphael/ Toschi. 9.) The Descent from the Cross by Volterra/ Toschi. 10.) La Vierge a la Legende by Raphael/ Forster. 11.) Madonna Colonna by Raphael/ Mandel. 12.) La Vierge aux Rochers by L. Da Vinci/ Desnoyers. 13.) The Holy Family; "The Pearl" by Raphael/ Lecomte 14.) The Holy Family by Raphael/ P. Anderloni. 15.) The Holy Family by Overbeck/ Felsing/ 16.) La Vierge de la Maison d'Albe by Raphael/ Desnoyers. 17.) La Vierge aux Palmiers by Raphael/ Desnoyers. 18.) The Visitation by Raphael/ Desnoyers. 19.) The Adoration by Correggio/ Della Bruno. 20.) The Transfiguration by Raphael/ R. Morghen. 21.) The Assumption of the Virgin by Guido Reni/ Garavaglia/ Anderloni. 22.) Madonna della Casa Nuova by Raphael/ Metzmacher. 23.) Madonna della Sedia by Raphael/ Mandel. 24.) Finding Christ in the Temple by Holman Hunt/ A. Blanchard. 25.) Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael/ Rud. Stang. 26.) La Vierge di Foligno by Raphael/ Desnoyers. 27.) Saint Sebastian by Guido Reni/ Floridi. 28.) Sainte Cecile by Raphael /Massard. 29.) La Vierge aux Anges by Titian/ Anderloni. 30.) Magdelena by Correggio/ Longhi. 31.) Jacob Meeting Laban's Daughter by Andrea Appiani/ Garavaglia. 32.) Judgement of Solomon by Raphael/ Anderloni. 33.) The Adulteress before Christ by Titian/ Anderloni. 34.) Moses Defending Jethro's Daughters by Poussin/ Anderloni. 35.) The Holy Family, "The Benediction. " By Raphael/ Lorichon. 36.) La Belle Jardimiere by Raphael/ Bertinot. 37.) The Vision of Ezekiel by Raphael/ Anderloni. 38.) Oh! Jerusalem! Jerusalem! By Ary Scheffer/ Mandel. 39.) Attila Approaching Rome by Raphael/ Anderloni. 40.) The Last Supper by L. Da Vinci/ R. Morghen. 41.) Explusion of Heliodorus by Raphel/ Anderloni. 42.) The Presentation of the Virgin by Titian/ A. Francois. 43.) The Death of Mare Antony by Battoni/ J. G. Wille. 44.) Death of Queen Dido by Guercino/ Strange. 45.) L'Education d'Achille by Regnault/ Bervic. 46.) L'Enlevement de Deganire by Guido Reni/ Bervic. 47.) The Triumph of Galatea by Raphael/ Richomme. 48.) Thetis Bearing Arms of Achilles by Girard/ Richomme. 49.) Venus Caressing Cupid by Unknown/ Porporati. 50.) Fortua by Guido Reni/ R. Strange. 51.) The Laocoon from the Antique/Bervic. 52.) Leda's Bath by Correggio/ Porporati. 53.) Aurora by Guido Reni/ R. Morghen. 54.) Apollo and the Muses by Jules Romain by Massard. 55.) Castor adn Pollux by Rubens/ Bankel. 56.) Vestal Virgin by Kauffman/ Burger. 57.) Sibillla Persica by Guercino/ Ant. Perfetti. 58.) The Countess Potocka by Unknown/ R. Reyher. 59.) Mona Lisa, or La Jaconde by L. Da Vinci/ L. Calamatta. 60.) Marie Antoinette by Paul Delaroche/ A. Francis. 61.) Charles the First by Van Dych/ Mandel. 62.) Raphael at Sixteen by Raphael/ Mandel. 63.) Duc d'Urbin by Raphael/ A. Francois. 64.) Liberty in Chains by Couture/ S. Levy. 65.) The Three Graces by Raphael/Forster. 66.) Sibilla Persica by Guido Reni/ Ant. Perfetti. 67.) Paul Delaroche by Delaroche/ A. Louis. 68.) Children Playing with Flowers by E. Magnus/ Mandel. 69.) The Shepherd Boy by Pollack/ Mandel. 70.) Le Connaisseur by Meisonier/ A. Blanchard. 71.) L'Amateur de Tableaux by Meissonier/ A. Blanchard. 72.) Mignon and her Father by Ary Scheffer/ A. Francois. 73.) Marguerite in Church by Ary Scheffer/ A. Francois. 74.) Michael Angelo by M. Angelo/ A. Francois. 75.) Peter Paul Rubens by Rubens/ Roden. 76.) The Awakening by C. F. Jalaber/ Bertinot. 77.) Beatrice cenci by Guido Reni/ Garavaglia. 78.) Roman Picture Gallery by Alma Tadema/ A. Blanchard. 79.) Roman Sculpture Gallery by Alma Tadema/ A. Blachard. 80.) Les Delices Maternelles by P. A. Wille/ J. G. Wille. 81.) Le Galant Militaire by G. Terburg/ Jules Francois. 82.) The Huntsman's Story by Greutzner/ J. Burger. 83.) The Children Fete by L. Knaus/ P. Habelmann. 84.) The Wandering Musicians by Dietrich/ J. G. Wille. 85.) The Family Concert by G. Schalken/ J. G. Wille. 86.) Portrait of Joerg Gyze by H. Holbein, Jr. /E. Eliers. 87.) The Little Customers by Allingham/ G. J. Stodart. 88.) Aglae and Boniface by Cabanel/ G. Biot. 89.) Our Good "Lion" by E. Landseer/ C. G. Lewis. 90.) Mignon by J. Lefevre/ A. Lamotte. 91.) Les Creverolles by Hebert/ Levasseur. 92.) Love Letters by Tourmouche/ Huot. 93.) The Fair Angler by Palmeroli/ Levasseur. 94.) Out All Night! By J. H. Beard/ C. Mottram. 95.) The Florentine Poet by Cabanel/ Huot. 96.) A Quiet Corner by A. Casanova/ J. Champollion. 97.) Choosing a Model by Fortuny/ J. Champollion. 98.) Mrs. Graham by Gainsborough/ Waltner. 99.) "The Blue Boy" Gainsborough/ Waltner. 100.) The Watermill by Hobbema/ Delauney. 101.) Labor by J. F. Mille/ Bracquemond. 102.) The Wayfarers by F. Walker/ Waltner. 103.) The Cornfield by Constable/B. Debaines. 104.) The Valley Farm by Constable/ B. Debaines. 105.) Ville d'Auray by Corot/ Theo. Chauvel. 106.) Pastorale by Corot/ B. Debaines. 107.) The Haytrussers by J. F. Millet/ L. Le Couteux. 108.) Les Chevriers by Corot/ C. Beauverie. 109.) Vale of Chuyo by David Cox/B. Debaines. 110.) The Sunset by Th. Rousseau/ Greux. 111.) Le Moulin by E. Van Marche/ C. Courtry. 112.) The Borders of the Wood by Troyon/C. Courtry. 113.) Solitude by Daubigny/ Theo. Chauvel. 114.) Before the Storm by Troyon/ C. Courtry. 115.) Hester Prynne by Boughton/ Slocombe. 116.) Sanctus! Sanctus! By A. Henning/ Mandel. 117.) Prayer at Bier of Henry IV by C. F. Lessing/ Trossin. Full leather is very worn. Cracking is present on all leather surfaces. Portion of leather is missing leaving cloth exposed. Leather is no longer present on spine. Edges are accented with gilt. Satin pastedown and endsheets. Pages are thick like cardboard. Albumens are in great condition. Titles underneath images are handwritten. Page numbers are individually adhered to each page. Binding is still very tight. Folio size. Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket. ) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction! ; Albumen; 12" x 13.25" .

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        The History of France

      London. Sampson Lowe, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. 1883-1884. Very Handsomely bound in 3/4 gilt ruled straight grain morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. Thick 8vo. Illustrated throughout with full page plate engravings and further vignettes en texte. The mildest rubbing to several covers and spines. Some spines very mildly darkened. Several corners bumped. Volume 8 presents faint water staining to fore-edge with further staining to margins of internals not intruding upon text and images, else a Fine crisp set with terrific shelf appeal.Featured Sets.

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        Complete Works [Twelve Volumes] New and Revised Edition

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Near Fine. 1883-1898. New and Revised. Hardcover. A couple of corners are very slightly bumped. ; Titles are: Volume I, "Nature, Addresses, and Lectures. " 1883, 372 p. ; Volume II, "Essays - First Series." 1883, 343 p. ; Volume III, "Essays - Second Series." 1883, 342 p. ; Volume IV, "Representative Men." 1883, 276p. ; Volume V, "English Traits." 1883-1884, 296p. ; Volume VI, "Conduct of Life." 1883 & 1888, 308p. ; Volume VII, "Society and Solitude." 1883 & 1898, 316p. ; Volume VIII, "Letters and Social Aims." 1883, 333p. ; Volume IX, "Poems." 1883 & 1895, 324p. ; Volume X, "Lectures and Biographical Sketches." 1883, 473p; . Volume XI, "Miscellanies." 1883, 425p. ; Volume XII, "Natural History of Intellect, and Other Papers." 1893, 353p. , including a General Index. Pencilled in on first free page is this notation: " 3/4 Best French Levant - Crushed." Printed on upper edge of page: "G. P. Putnam's Sons." This is one of the finest leather bindings. Covers are green with gilt borders along edges of the leather, fading to a rich, brown tone toward the spines. Spines are uniformly the rich, dark brown with one raised band. Bright gilt lettering and borders, and floral designs in the compartments. Marbled endpapers matching 1/4 of covers. Ribbed, cream-colored silk bookmarks. Top edge gilt. Frontispieces with tissue guards. A beautiful set. ; Riverside Edition; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall .

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        COMPLETE WORKS

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, 1883. Riverside Edition." ONE OF 500 COPIES. 254 x 152 mm (10 x 6"). 11 volumes. VERY ATTRACTIVE GREEN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO (stamp-signed "Hatchards of Piccadilly" on front turn-in), covers with border of two gilt fillets, wide raised bands decorated with floral ornaments and three gilt rules, ruled gilt compartments with large fleuron centerpiece, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. Two frontispiece portraits. A Large Paper copy. Front pastedown of each copy with the engraved armorial bookplate of Henry Martin Gibbs of Barrow Court, Flax Bourton, Somerset. BAL 5414 (but with variant date of publication as 1884 for Volumes IX-XI). Backstrips uniformly faded to a pleasing caramel color, top of one spine slightly rubbed, three or four joints with trivial wear, three corners a bit bumped, endpapers (of a different stock from the text) somewhat foxed, otherwise QUITE AN APPEALING SET, the leather lustrous, the wear insignificant, and the text especially bright, fresh, and clean. Generally recognized as the major transcendentalist figure in American literature, Emerson (1803-82) was an essayist, poet, orator, philosopher, and abolitionist whose writings and speeches emphasized the importance of accepting the notions of self-examination and self-reliant individualism. His essay entitled "Nature" immediately became known as the Bible of American transcendentalism after its publication in 1836, and a year later, his Phi Beta Kappa address at Harvard, "The American Scholar," was hailed as an intellectual declaration of independence, calling as it did for the "overleaping [of] convention and institution to achieve independent, individual, creative effort." (Day) Emerson's journals, begun in 1820 and added to throughout his life, formed an important adjunct to his active production in other genres. The present finely bound set is a handsomely produced edition on excellent textured paper with vast margins. Auction records list an undated [1883-93] "Riverside Edition" in 12 volumes, but our Large Paper Copy, dated 1883 in each volume, seems to be different and complete in 11 volumes. In any case, it has been so little used that the volumes open unwillingly.

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        [Paris] Paris illustré. 41 numéros entre Novembre 1883 et Avril 1887

      Paris illustr?Paris: Paris illustré, 1883. relié. 35x58cm. Editions originales de plusieurs numéros du journal "Paris illustré" parus entre novembre 1883 à avril 1887. Reliure frottée en demi-percaline souris, dos lisse, pièce de titre de papier, mors fendus, reliure de l'époque. Les numéros réunis dans ce volume sont les 4, 7, 10 à 13, 15 à 17, 20 à 23, 25, 27 à 30, 32, 36 à 43 et 45 à 61. Très bel ensemble de ce journal illustré de très nombreuses lithographies en couleurs hors textes et à double pages, par les artistes de l'époque dont Rochegrosse, Job, Myrbach, Flameng, Grasset, Chelmonski, Courboin, Renouard. Le numéro 45/46 de Mai 1886 consacré à Utamaro, compte plusieurs lithographies de ce célèbre peintre japonais que le directeur de la rédaction, Charles Gillot, passionné d'art d’extrême-orient, contribua à diffuser en France à la fin du XIXème. Notre exemplaire comprend bien la double couverture illsutrée en couleur spécialement imprimée pour ce numéro. Quelques pages restaurées (essentiellement sur les numéros 40 et 43) une grande lithographie de 51x79cm de Myrbach ayant subi quelques déchirures en son centre et fendue. Gravures en très bon état, couleurs bien conservées. Beaucoup de scènes collectives: bals, scènes de guerre, mais aussi des portraits familiaux et individuels. - Paris illustré, Paris _1883-1887, 35x58cm, relié. - Paris relié

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        Treasure Island

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1883. Octavo. Original green cloth (the book was issued in various coloured cloth bindings), titles to spine gilt, covers blocked in blind with a single line border, black endpapers. Housed in a green cloth chemise with a map of the Caribbean to the inner sides, and a green cloth slipcase. Frontispiece map with captions printed in red, brown and blue. Ex-W. H. Smith's Subscription Library, with bookplate to front pastedown; ownership inkstamp of James F. Cobb on half-title. Spine rubbed and a little dust-soiled, gilt faded, corners slightly worn, inner hinges cracked, a few minor blemishes to the text, a good copy. First edition, first impression, with the following points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "8" dropped from the pagination on page 83; the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop not present following "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; with "worse" in line 3, page 197; the adverts dated 5-R 1083.

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. [bound with] HAWTHORNE, JULIAN. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE AND HIS WIFE: A BIOGRAPHY

      Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1883. The "Riverside Edition" (our copy being #233). ONE OF 250 COPIES. An Unusually Attractive Set, In Fine Blue Morocco and with Extra Volumes 241 x 171 mm (9 1/2 x 6 3/4"). Two items (the 13-volume set of "Works" and the two-volume biography) bound in 15 volumes. Introductory notes to each volume by George Parsons Lathrop. EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY NAVY BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, PLEASINGLY GILT, BY RINGER (stamp-signed on the front pastedown of each volume), covers with double fillet frame and small gilt trefoil cornerpieces, raised bands, gilt spine compartments formed by plain and broken rules and featuring volute cornerpieces and delicate fleuron centerpiece, wide turn-ins with elaborate gilt tooling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, TWO VOLUMES UNOPENED AND EIGHT OTHERS PARTIALLY SO. All 15 volumes with frontispieces and title pages with etched vignette. A Large Paper Copy on laid paper. Title pages in red and black. Clark B-10; BAL 7643. Spines uniformly faded to a pleasing blue-green, trivial marks to a handful of covers, one volume with barely perceptible effects of damp (lower corner of the covers just slightly darkened, and top inner margin of many leaves with very faint wrinkling), one opening with minor marginal spot, otherwise A VERY FINE SET, the lovely bindings with no significant wear, and the text, set within very spacious margins, almost entirely very bright, fresh, and clean. One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its long-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. In addition to his great achievements--"The Scarlet Letter" of 1850 and "The House of Seven Gables" (1851)--our handsome edition includes all of the lesser narrative and non-fiction writings, including voluminous entries from his journals, said to contain upwards of 300,000 words. The Riverside Hawthorne was originally published in 12 volumes, and it is normally sold that way. Our copy has, in addition, a 13th volume containing "Doctor Grimshawe's Secret," as well as a uniformly bound, separately published, biography of Hawthorne (and his wife) by Julian Hawthorne. Our binder is apparently the P. Ringer who was well established in Chicago at the time of publication. He hired the German emigré Ernst Hertzberg about 1870, and eventually the two became Ringer and Hertzberg. In giving a summary of important American binders in the second half of the 19th century, "Appleton's Annual Cyclopædia" from 1901 listed the Ringer firm in the same paragraph with such eminent binders as Stikeman, Matthews, MacDonald, and the Club Bindery. (Ringer was eventually bought out by Hertzberg, and the latter's establishment came to be known as the Monastery Hill Bindery, named after the monastic ruins in the owner's birthplace of Gramzow in Germany.) It is possible that Ringer had a contract with the Riverside Press to supply deluxe versions of the bindings for their sets: in addition to the present bindings, we note that there was a set of the Riverside edition of the works of Longfellow (11 volumes, 1886) in a Ringer binding (of half morocco) sold at Bonham's in 2003. Our edition does not often appear at auction: only four copies are listed in ABPC since 1975, and none of those is in full leather.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. First printing, with Twain’s head in the flames on page 441, but with St. Louis Hotel as the caption on page 443. Bound in publisher’s brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. Binding in very good condition, rubbing and wear to the spine and corner. Both labels with loss affecting the lettering (easily replaced). Front marbled endpapers with separation at gutter (as usual), back board somewhat loose. Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. 624 pages. Overall a nice copy of a scarce first issue in publisher’s letter. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-287. Price: $1750.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Life on the Mississippi ( 1st/1st - First Issue )

      James R. Osgood Company, 1883. Hardcover. Good. James R. Osgood Company, Boston 1883. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and illustrations at the spine and front board. First issue with an illustration of Mark Twain's head in flames above an urn on page 441. This illustration was removed in later states because Twain's wife found the illustration morbid. Page 443 has the caption of the illustration that reads "The St. Louis Hotel", later states read "The St. Charles Hotel". Rare. {ref: BAL 3411}. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, fraying at the spine, rounded corners, previous owner's name at the endpaper, foxing, tight spine.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. First edition, intermediate A with Twain’s head in the flames on page 441, but with St. Charles Hotel as the caption on page 443. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 624 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-207. Price: $1750.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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        LIFE On The MISSISSIPPI

      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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        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.

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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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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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        The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire. Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

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

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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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