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        A collection of watercolours of local flora made for presentation to Franz Joseph I, to celebrate 600 years of Habsburg rule of Carniola.

      Folio (550 x 390mm). 30 sheets of original watercolours by ? A. Guaiz, the first with the arms of the Duchy of Carniola (Krain) surmounted by the imperial crown, with dates 1283-1883, surrounded by a garland and signed by the artist. Housed in a velvet-covered box with the monogram of Franz Joseph I. A unique work on the flowers of Carniola, which comprises parts of present-day Slovenia. The watercolours are of a very high standard and painted by a skilled artist. The artist's name on the first plate is difficult to read. The plants have captions in Slovenian, Latin and German. One of the plates show the Carniolan Primrose or 'Primula Carniolica' a plant which grows in hardly accessible areas and is only found in Slovenia, where it is nowadays protected. Another figures the Carniolan Lily 'Lilium Carniolicum', a lily native to the Balkans. The plants are painted on thick boards and are all well preserved and fresh.

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        Kurzer Gynaekologischer Struwwelpeter. Nach den neuesten Forschungen zusamengestellt von C.H.S. Zum ersten Male veröffentlicht zum Leipziger Klinischen Vogelschießen am 29. Juli 1882. Mit neun in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen.

      Heidelberg, Bangel & Schmitt 1883. - Hirsch/H. Ergänzung 1525 - Rühle 1170a. Erste Ausgabe der Struwwelpeter-Parodie, anonym erschienen. - Der deutsch-russische Gynäkologe und Anthropologe Stratz (1858-1924) bringt in nüchterner, oft zynischer Darstellungsart einige Gründe für Missbildungen und Totgeburten der Embryonen dar. "Wenn die Foeten artig sind, Werden sie ein reifes Kind; Nur in erster Schädellage Treten sie alsdann zu Tage, .". - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 1 Bl., 20 S., priv. blauer Leinenband mit Rückengoldpräg., gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Revue de la mode. Gazette de la famille.

      Paris, 1883 - Cm. 35. Raccolta di 135 belle tavole incise in rame ed in fine coloritura coeva. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con titoli in oro al dorso. Qualche segno d'uso esterno e rade fioriture marginali, esemplare peraltro genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Poderosa raccolta iconografica che raccoglie le tavole a colori pubblicate tra il 1883 ed il 1885. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOVELLE RUSTICANE. Con disegni di Alfredo Montalti.

      Casanova, 1883. In-16 gr. (mm. 188x118), mz. tela mod., tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (4), 267,(5) + 20 (di catalogo editoriale), con alc. disegni nel t. Raccolta di 12 novelle. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Raya, Bibliografia verghiana, p. 56: "Il volume, di fatto, era pronto negli ultimi del 1882, tanto che una copia è offerta dal Verga al fratello Pietro, con la data: 'Mil., 5 dic. 1882'". Esemplare lievem. ingiallito per la qualità della carta, altrim. ben conservato e con dedica autografa all'occhietto: "Al Sig. Renato Fucini / in attestato d'ammirazione / e di stima / G Verga".

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        Felis Pajeros [Pampas Cat]

      Daniel Giraud Elliot for the subscribers, [London 1883 - Hand-coloured lithograph by J.Smit after Joseph Wolf, printed by M. & N.Hanhart. A very fine image from 'the best animal painter who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). The `Pampas Cat Felis colocolo . inhabits open grasslands, scrub and mountainous areas in South America from Ecuador south and east to Chile and Patagonia. The scientific name pajeros used by Elliot comes from the Spanish for straw because these cats often live in reed-beds. Favoured prey are small mammals such as cavies, but also birds and reptiles. Roughly the same size as a domestic cat: length from 30 to 40" overall; weight from 7-13lb. Pampas cats have long lax fur, the coat is predominantly grey shading to red and sometimes spotted, particularly on the undersides; markings and coat length vary according to locality. The individual in the foreground of the painting with russet spots on the underparts is from Chile, while that standing behind has darker spotting and is the form found in Ecuador' ( The Natural History Museum Library Big Cats A selection of magnificent illustrations by Joseph Wolf London: 1991, p.30). A very fine image from Elliot's magnificent work A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats (London: 1878-1883) which described and pictured all the species of cats then known, and is still the most beautiful work on the subject. The work was prompted by a perceived need to resolve the confusion that had built up around the naming of the various species of Felidae , particularly amongst the smaller cats. Wolf worked from specimens provided by Elliot, who visited all the great museums and zoological societies on both sides of the Atlantic. This allowed Elliot to make a comparative study of skeletons and skins and reduce the number of apparently separate species by nearly a third. Joseph Wolf served an apprenticeship with a Koblentz firm of lithographers, and spent some time working in Leiden and Darmstadt, before moving to London in 1848. The quality of his images was recognized immediately and he was rarely without work, producing natural history pictures of the highest quality for the Zoological Society of London, Henry Dresser, George Gray and John Gould, amongst many others. Wolf's work for Elliot marks the high-point of his illustrative work and his images of the cats are considered by many to be his masterpieces. Cf. Nissen ZBI 1279; cf. Wood p.332.

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        Selections from the Family Papers Preserved at Caldwell, 3 vols.--Vol. I, Part I: Part First, MCCCCXCVI-MDCCCLIII; Part II, Vol. I: MDCCXXXIII-MDCCLXIV; & Part II, Vol. II: MDCCLXV-MDCCCXXI

      Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1883. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited first edition (ours is number 75 of 86 hand-numbered copies), 1883-5. The limitation page bears the signature, but it's difficult to make out whose signature it is. Leather-backed patterned boards, gilt titles on spines, gilt top edges, clean unmarked text, Very Good volumes, bookplate on the front pastedowns, a bit of age-toning to the pages and page-edges, rubbing and light wear to the edges of the covers including minor loss to the leather, no dust jacket. Rare books.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood Company, 1883. Hardcover. Very Good. James R. Osgood Company, Boston 1883. First Edition / First Printing / Second Issue. Page 441 does not have the picture of an urn. Page 443 states St. Charles Hotel. Cloth boards. Illustrated throughout. Gold gilt illustration. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rubbing, light spots.

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        ALERIEL; OR, A VOYAGE TO OTHER WORLDS. A TALE ...

      London: Wyman & Sons,. 1883. original light blue cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, gray coated endpapers.. Cloth lightly rubbed at crown and tail of spine panel and corner. tips, very faint damp stain on spine panel, very faint scattered. foxing to several preliminary and terminal leaves, a tight, very good. copy. A bright, attractive copy. (#152387). First edition. The first of Lach-Szyrma's three works of interplanetary fiction, this being a revised and expanded version of his A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, published in London by James Parker & Co. in 1874. "The first two parts deal with communication with a Venusian who has spent some time incognito on Earth and a description of a utopian civilization on Venus obtained through a vision ... The third and fourth parts describe the adventures of some Venusians as they explore a civilized Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and some of their satellites." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 131. Later adventures of the Venusians are detailed in "Letters from the Planets," a series of nine stories by Lach-Szyrma published anonymously in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE from 1887 to 1893, and his novel, UNDER OTHER CONDITIONS, published in London by Adam and Charles Black in 1892. "The general point of this and the succeeding stories is acceptance, on a religious basis, of the plurality of worlds and the omnipresence of humanoid life." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1261. "These rather preachy stories concentrate on sightseeing and ethics, but fair-mindedly stress that other planetary conditions may lead to other customs. Lach-Szyrma could be considered a minor forerunner to C. S. Lewis." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [684]. "Clearly influenced Wells." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Locke, Voyages in Space 120. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 108. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 69. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08512.

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        Original Folder and Display for the American Architect and Building News

      Boston: Ticknor & Co., n.d. [c.1883]. A cloth folder, approximately 10 x 14", when open displaying a sample cover poster for the periodical ("For Sale Here"), including a mounted "gelatine" photograph detail of Richardson's Austin Hall at Harvard ("Specimen of Gelatine Plate, Issued with the Gelatine Edition"). Opposite is a printed label instructing the newsdealer to display a new plate weekly. Some staining; very good.

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        Journal of the American Medical Association AMA Bound Run 1883-87

      American Medical Association 1883 - Vol. 1, No. 1 (July 14, 1883) to Vol. 9, No. 27 (December 31, 1887), comprising 234 weekly issues, bound in nine volumes of matching black leather and marbled boards. Quartos. Bindings VG, with modest wear. Contents near fine. The venerable Journal of the American Medical Association, now referred to simply as JAMA, was founded in 1883 by the AMA and edited in its first five years by the great Doctor Nathan Smith Davis, Sr. (1817-1904). This run encompasses nearly all of the issues that he edited. Davis, born in upstate New York, became a doctor at the age of 20, and soon moved his practice to New York City. He complimented his practice with research and soon gained attention for his scholarship. As a member of the Society of the State of New York, he issued a report in 1845 as chairman of the Committee on Correspondence relative to Medical Education and Examination that led to the organization of the American Medical Association. In 1849, he accepted the chair of physiology and pathology at Rush Medical College in Chicago. When he was opposed in his efforts to reform educational standards there, he founded the Chicago Medical College, of which he was for more than forty years the dean and professor of principles and practice of medicine. In 1855 he became editor of the Chicago Medical Journal, and five years later the Chicago Medical Examiner, remaining with these journals for twenty years. In the mid-1860s, he served two terms as president of the AMA. It was chiefly through his efforts that the AMA launched the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1883. He was its first editor and continued in that position for five years. Each issue of the Journal contained reports of advances in the field, news of the profession, minutes of meetings and transcripts of addresses, book reviews, editorials, and letters. Few men did more than Davis in wresting the field of medicine from the quacks of the 19th century and transforming it into the highly respected profession it is today. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fertilisation of Flowers. Translated and Edited by D'Arcy W. Thompson. With a Preface by Charles Darwin.

      London: Macmillan, 1883. - First Edition in English of Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten (Leipzig, 1873). x, 669 pp; 186 figs. Original cloth. Small nick in cloth beneath 'Müller' on spine, else Very Good+. Darwin's preface is pp. vii-x (Freeman 1432). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood Company 1883 - James R. Osgood Company, Boston 1883. First Edition / First Printing / Second Issue. Page 441 does not have the picture of an urn. Page 443 states St. Charles Hotel. Cloth boards. Illustrated throughout. Gold gilt illustration. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rubbing, light spots. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Short History of The Irish Volunteers. [Signed and Inscribed Association copy]. With a Preface by Eoin MacNeill.

      First and only edition. Volume 1 (all that was ever published). 12.5 cm x 18 cm. IX, 205 pages. Original Hardcover in Mylar. Very good condition. Inscribed by Bulmer Hobson to his friend Eimar Ultan O'Duffy: "Eimear O'Duffy from his friend Bulmer Hobson". A remarkable association - very rare ! John Bulmer Hobson (14 January 1883 8 August 1969) was a leading member of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) before the Easter Rising in 1916. Though he was a member of the IRB which had planned the Rising, he opposed its being carried out, and attempted to prevent it. He swore Patrick Pearse into the IRB in late 1913. [Wikipedia] Eimar Ultan O'Duffy (29 September 1893 21 March 1935) was born in Dublin and educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and at University College Dublin. He and Bulmer Hobson caused disaster to the plans for thd 1916 Easter Rising when they told Eoin MacNeill that the Rising was planned for the next week MacNeill, nominal head of the Irish Volunteers, reacted by sending messengers around the country to call off the manoeuvres which were the cover for the Rising, and advertising in newspapers to cancel them. O'Duffy and Hobson went to the North. [Wikipedia]

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        THE KANSAS PICTURE BOOK

      Topeka: A. S. Johnson, 1883., 1883. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Pictorial colored wrappers, 111 pp., illustrated, maps, sources of information. A promotional for Kansas discussing the benefits of settling in Kansas, advantages for agriculture and stock raising, cities, education, culture, markets, sport, etc. Regarding ranching there is a chapter titled "Model Ranch," and a chapter with an illustration of the Jones Ranch with much detail about the ranch provided. Chapters on cattle and the Kansas City Stockyards, Mennonites and their farms, broom corn, king corn, rivers of Kansas, how to get land, railroad lands in Kansas for sale, etc. A short chapter on "Sport on the Prairie." One full-page, black & white map is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe land grant map of Kansas, and the other black & white map is of the A. T. & S. F. Railroad leased lines and connections. Herd 2243 says "Scarce." Johnson was an agent for the A. T. & S. F. and this publication was issued to attract settlers to their lands in Kansas. A very handsome, multi-colored production which reads quite easily. A few minor chips to the covers else a near fine, bright copy.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First American edition. Near Fine. First State, with the image of Twain in flames on p. 441 and with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption on p. 443. In the original publisher's brown cloth with gilt vignettes on the front board and spine. A Near Fine copy of the book with very slight wear to the spine ends and rough mottling to the closed page block (appears to be insect damage). Internal contents are clean and attractive with uncracked hinges. Despite the defects an attractive copy. The author's first-hand look at navigating the Mississippi by riverboat and the changes to that area many years after the Civil War. Written concurrently with "Huckleberry Finn" and sharing several themes and even a few passages with that masterpiece. "The material offered by observations on the journey is various beyond enumeration, and much of it is extremely amusing. Hoaxes and exaggerations palmed off by pilots and other natives along the way upon supposed ignorant strangers; stories of gamblers and obsolete robbers; glimpses of character and manners; descriptions of scenery and places; statistics of trade; Indian legends; extracts from the comments of foreign travelers, -- all these occur, interspersed with two or three stories of either humorous or tragic import, or of both together." ("The Atlantic Monthly," September 1883). Near Fine.

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        The Royal Shakspere. The Poet's Works in chronological order from the text of Professor Delius.

      Cassell, London 1883 - 3 vols. Illustrated with engravings, original half red morocco, gilt. Minor faults on the original cloth boards. Very handsome spines on this big format set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sinopsis de familias y géneros de plantas leñosas de Filipinas, introduccion á la flora forestal del archipiélago Filipino. Atlas. De 100 laminas con unas 1,000 figuras dibujadas y litografiadas por D. Regino Garcia, ayudante de la misma comision.

      Manila, Comision de la Flora Forestal de Filipinas (De Chofré), 1883. Folio (36.0 x 27.0 cm), xliii pp., 100 fine engraved and lithographed plates. First edition, the plates by and after R. Garcia. Slightly later brown buckram. Spine with gilt lettering and lines.l Atlas only, without the (usually missing) 8vo volume of text. Very rare. Sebastián Vidal y Soler (1842-1889) was a renowned Spanish botanist and the director of the Botanic Garden of Manila and Committee Chief of the Forest Flora of Philippines. He collected an extraordinary herbarium of the species he encountered in the Philippines. This work illustrates more than 1000 of the useful plants and fruits of the Philippine wood flora. The Filipino artist Regino Garcia also contributed to the illustrated edition of Manuel Blanco's Flora de Filipinas. A very good copy. Some occasional spotting on a few text pages and a small wormhole at the inner margin of the introductory text only, plates all fine and clean. Nissen BBI, 2061; Stafleu & Cowan, 16144.

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        Burlington Route CB & Q R. R.

      , 1883. 1883. Broadside. Colorful pictorial broadside advertising the "Burlington Route" CB&Q R. R in very good condition. This broadside was printed by Rand, McNally & Co of Chicago in 1883. It measures 11" wide by 32 1/2" tall. The top portion of the broadside advertises the rail road, underneath that is a large illustration of an owl and a crescent moon, and below that a time table for the rail roads mentioned. Surrounding the text and time table is a decorative yellow and black border. Broadside is matted and shrink wrapped, and has not been examined out of shrink wrap. Broadside is in very good condition: bottom left corner has light creases at edge, not affecting content; the top and bottom of the left edge has light rubbing and soiling, affecting the decorative border; a very light crease, with no soiling, is located 2" above the time table and spans the width of the broadside. No other wear or soiling present on recto. The "Burlington Route," officially named the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q R. R. ) operated from 1849 to 1970. The CB&Q R. R completed the line to Denver in 1882, after purchasing the Nebraska Burlington & Missouri River R. R a few years earlier. This was the first direct rail line from Chicago to Denver. Broadside reads the following: "Up in the mountains of Colorado- down on the Atlantic Coast and out on the Pacific Slope, we hear the people all talking about the - new line just opened up, composed of the grand - "Burlington Route" CB&Q R. R. - between Chicago or Peoria or St. Louis and Denver - And the Denver & Rio Grande R. R. - Scenic line of America between - Denver and Ogden - And the old popular Central Pacific R. R. , between - Ogden and San Francisco - The palace trains of this new through line will hereafter leave and arrive as per the following time table." Below the time table are names of traveling and passenger agents located throughout the country. Due to scanner bed size image is cropped. Please call for more images. .

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        Greenaway, Kate] Complete Presentation Set of Kate Greenaway Almanacks Owned by John Drinkwater

      George Routledge & Sons; J. M. Dent 1883-1895 & 1897, London - One of the more noteworthy, complete set of Greenaway's Almanacks ever assembled, all in the original bindings. 19 volumes in total, including 3 variant bindings for the 1884 almanac, and 2 variants each for the 1887, 1890, 1892 issues. The 1885 and 1891 issues include the original printed dust jackets (the latter with text in French), the 1897 issue included the original glassine jacket. Housed together in a custom green morocco-backed case with spine lettered in gilt. The 1889 issue bears a presentation from Kate Greenaway on the half title: "Miss Fripp, from Kate Greenaway, Dec. 1889". On the opposing leaf is a presentation inscription from author and bibliophile John Drinkwater: "John Drinkwater 1920. This dear little book is for my dear little Toby." This volume is separately housed in a custom chemise and full blue morocco solander case. There was no almanack published for 1896. Overall fine copies, a rare set housed in custom solander case (green cloth) with large morocco spine overlapping nearly half of sides, raised bands, gilt lettering. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cruise of the Revenue Steamer Corwin

      

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        Nights with Uncle Remus

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1883 - Superb copy in green cloth and designs with sharp gilt front cover title, slightly rubbed along spine, 1st edn, his second Remus book with 19 plates by F. Church and two illustrations, 404pps, few nicks pages in rear taped at top edge. Harris dissected (exploited?) slave stories for general public consumption and did fairly well financially from Remus (1880) and six sequels but wore out the theme. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI. By "Mark Twain" [pseud]

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. 624pp., plus frontispiece, plates, and in-text illustrations. Large octavo. Brown cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt and black, a.e.g. Spine ends very slightly worn, inner hinges neatly repaired. Bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpaper. Clean internally. A fine copy. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise. First U.S. edition, preceded by a few days by the Chatto & Windus edition. This is BAL's first state, with the flaming device on p.441, and with the caption on p.443 uncorrected. A quite unusual and rare binding variant, with all edges gilt. An excellent copy of one of the best American memoirs ever written, describing Twain's early life along the river. "It is in many ways his most personal book, full of humor, recollections, nostalgia, occasional sadness, anecdote, history, and scenery."- Reese. BAL 3411. HOWES C480. CLARK NEW SOUTH I:285. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 183 (note). REESE, NARRATIVES OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE 26.

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        Wee Willie Winkie and other stories

      A. H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad 1883 - First edition, third reprint - originally issued in paper covers, here rebound with red cloth boards & quarter bound using white calf/vellum with gilt decoration & label to spine. Original covers bound in to rear. The whole in lovely condition; light foxing only to title page & preface, and to final couple of pages. Original blue paper covers in very good condition - light toning to edges, front cover with some spotting but still good & small are of light damage to top left corner where it would have been attached to the spine but tiny losses only. Additional images available upon request. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peck's Bad Boy and his Pa

      Belford, Clarke & Co.,, Chicago - 1883. First edition, Blanck's first state. Small 8vo pictorial wrappers printed in black. Complete with 14 pages of publishers' ads at the rear and 19 full-page woodcut illustrations by Gean Smith. The paper covers are chipped at the upper spine with a half-inch loss. Covers with light wear at one joint and the edges, else a tight, clean, near-fine copy of this notoriously fragile binding. Laid in is a card signed by the author while he was Governor of Wisconsin. Preserved in a cloth chemise and custom half-morocco slipcase. Rare in this issue and in the first state. PPP pp. 67-68. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PECK'S BAD BOY AND HIS PA

      PECK,GEORGE WILBUR. PECK'S BAD BOY AND HIS PA. Chicago: Belford, Clarke 1883. 12mo, pictorial wraps, 196p. + ads, covers frayed amd chipped else VG. 1st ed., 1st issue with no text after page 196 (only ads). Earliest state with rules above and below the copyright notice 7/8" apart (broken type last line p. 196). See Peter Parley To Penrod p. 67-8. Quite scarce.

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        Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Guide with Popular Routes for Summer and Winter Tourists

      A.T. Sears & E. Webster, Chicago, IL 1883 - First Edition. c.1883. Hardcover. Brown cloth, gilt titles. Small 4to. with beveled edges. 111pp. Illus. Very Good+. Light rubbing to boards, light wear at spine-ends and corners, mild age toning to contents. Only one copy listed in OCLC. Scarce! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thackeray's Works

      Smith, Elder, London 1883 - 12 Vols. Complete set. Contemporary tan half calf binding with red and green titling pieces. Gilt decorations on spine. Minor rubbing. A handsome set measuring 4100mm wide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friends, Though Divided. A Tale of the Civil War

      Griffith & Farran, London 1883 - 1883 [first edition, with the advertisements dated '9.83']. Octavo, [viii], 384, 32 (advertisements) pages with decorative head- and tailpieces plus 8 plates (the frontispiece with a tissue guard). Pictorial blue cloth blocked in gilt and black; cloth a little flecked and marked, sunned on the spine, and lightly rubbed or worn at the extremities; light stains to the top and bottom edges; front flyleaf neatly excised; half-title browned and offset; small light stain to the blank top margin of two plates and a handful of leaves, with light associated cockling to about 25 consecutive leaves; notwithstanding, an agreeable copy. With a gift inscription on the front pastedown, 'R.M.W. Thirkell & G.L.A. Thirkell, Christmas 1904, from L.F. Piesse'. The Tasmanian Thirkell brothers, who would have been in their early teens when they were given this book, both served as officers in the Middle East, England and France during the First World War. The elder brother, Robert Mowbray Winston Thirkell, was awarded the MBE after the war, and was later a career officer, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. The second, George Lancelot Allnut Thirkell, served with various field engineer units in Gallipoli and France. While stationed in England in late 1917 he married the well-connected divorcee Angela McInnes at the Kensington registry office. In 1920 the couple sailed to Australia, but Angela found life in suburban Melbourne dull and the marriage did not last. She returned to Britain around 1930 and soon began a successful career as a novelist under her married name, Angela Thirkell. In 1934 she published 'Trooper to the Southern Cross' under the nom de plume of Leslie Parker, a fictionalised retelling of the couple's eventful voyage from England to Australia on the troopship 'Friedrichsruh', told through the eyes of a character based on her husband George. Dartt, pages 61-62. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Topographer, His Instruments and Methods

      J. M. STODDART, NEW YORK 1883 - "designed for the use of students, amateur topographers, surveyors, engineers, and all persons interested in the location and construction of works based upon topography" map enclosed in adheared envelope on rear board, unusual rear cover flap that folds over the for edges, gilt on psine, black and white illustrations, shelf worn, hinges cracking, previous owners signature on front end paper, good condition considering age DATE PUBLISHED: 1883 EDITION: 184 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lekythen

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

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        Le bulletin horticole et agricole. (and from 1891 on till 1921:) et apicole. Journal d'horticulture pratique. Publié par Jules Belot avec le Concours de plusieurs praticiens distingués. (Later on:) Organe du Cercle d'Arboriculture de Liège et de la Société Horticole & Agricole du Centre du Condroz à Ochain-Clavier) Tome 1er, Année 1883 - Tome 38e, Année 1925

      Liége, S.A. de l'Imprimerie Liégeoise, 1883-1925. 38 vols. Large 8vo (27x18 cm). Contemporary half cloth. The first volumes with titles on paperlabels on spines, later on gilt titles on spines, boards covered with marbled paper. A biweekly magazine (without the wrappers) bound in 38 volumes (1914-1919, in 1 vol.: 1er août 1914 était le 15e cahier de la 32e année, le 15 août 1919 après un éclipse de cinq ans le Bulletin reparut avec le no 16 de la 32e année). Each volume with a few illustrations of flowers, trees, vegetables, etc. - A good set, complete from the beginning till 1926.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Nights with Uncle Remus

      James R. Osgood And Company, Boston 1883 - Copyright dates, 1881, 1883, 1892, 1904 and 1905, All Five Volumes Are First Editions, First Printings. Book 1-Uncle Remus And His Songs and Sayings, first edition with 1881 on the title page and with first issue note "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line rather sheet. Green cloth over boards with gilt and black lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Butterflied inside covers front and back. Book 2-Nights with Uncle Remus, 1883 on the title page, first edition, first printing. Black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine Gray inside covers front and back. Illustrated throughout. For edge and bottom page edges are not caught. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, with chips out of the head and toe of the spine light soiling to the back inside cover flyleaf. Book 3-Uncle Remus and His Friends, 1892 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by A. B. Frost green cloth over boards with black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Gray inside covers front and back with previous owner's name written I and the upper inside corner of the front flyleaf. Gutter slightly crack on the inside front and back covers. For edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Book 4-The Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus,1904 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine decorative inside covers front and back, gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Illustrated in color by A. B. Frost and E. W. Kimball book. Previous owner's name and label on the inside front flyleaf and post flyleaf. 5-Uncle Remus New Stories of the Old Plantation, 1905 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine, glued on pictorial label mostly missing. Gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Previous owner's name written on the inside flyleaf. Volume two's spine is a little shaky but still secure, four plates missing from volume three. all five volumes are in clear pocketed covers. A rare and collectible set of books. Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE POEMS AND LETTERS OF JOHN KEATS [ Complete Three Volume Set ]

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1883. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Good in original boards. Wear to spine on all volumes. Damp staining, mostly to Volume I, to boards and influences up to Introduction. Text is remarkably bright and clean. Color Frontispiece to Vol. I. Vol. II: Keat's death mask plate is detached but present. Incredibly scarce; One of only 55 copies printed on Whatman paper, this being hand-numbered # 29. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Felis Jaguarondi [Yaguaroundi ]

      Daniel Giraud Elliot for the subscribers, [London 1883 - Hand-coloured lithograph by J.Smit after Joseph Wolf, printed by M. & N.Hanhart. A very fine image from 'the best animal painter who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). The Jaguarundi [puma yaguarondi] lives mainly in Mexico, Central America and South America. They are seen very infrequently in southern Texas, New Mexico and the Sonora Desert in Arizona. One of the most striking images from Elliot's magnificent work A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats (London: 1878-1883) which described and pictured all the species of cats then known, and is still the most beautiful work on the subject. The work was prompted by a perceived need to resolve the confusion that had built up around the naming of the various species of Felidae , particularly amongst the smaller cats. Wolf worked from specimens provided by Elliot, who visited all the great museums and zoological societies on both sides of the Atlantic. This allowed Elliot to make a comparative study of skeletons and skins and reduce the number of apparently separate species by nearly a third. Joseph Wolf served an apprenticeship with a Koblentz firm of lithographers, and spent some time working in Leiden and Darmstadt, before moving to London in 1848. The quality of his images was recognized immediately and he was rarely without work, producing natural history pictures of the highest quality for the Zoological Society of London, Henry Dresser, George Gray and John Gould, amongst many others. Wolf's work for Elliot marks the high-point of his illustrative work and his images of the cats are considered by many to be his masterpieces. Cf. Nissen ZBI 1279; cf. Wood p.332.

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        MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. First printing with 1883 date on title page and copyright page, title page printed in red and black. Hardbound. Well, contents are VG, the full-page plates have a one line library stamp on the back of them that does not bleed through, card pocket inside rear cover. Would be quite nice rebound. Brown library buckram. XX, 296 pp., illustrated. A tight, clean (except as noted) copy of a very rare book.

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        A.W. Greely's copy of Nordenskiold's Arctic Voyages, 1858-1879

      n.p.: n.d.. 8vo, pp. 447, [1]; wood engraved illustrations in text; lacking all preliminary leaves including title page; contemporary half brown morocco gilt, rubbed and worn, text variously stained, smudged and soiled; occasional underlinings, annotations, and calculations in an unidentified hand. Contained in a new quarter red morocco clamshell box. With the bookplate of A.W. Greely, and a 1 page note in his hand attached to the front free endpaper reading: "This volume - Nordenskiold's Arctic Voyages - was one of the few books in our library at Camp Clay, Grinnell Land, during the winter of 1883-84. It shows marks of usage in keeping with the vicissitudes experienced by the loyal soldiers of the American Army, and the faithful Eskimo of Greenland, who formed my command. A.W. Greely, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C." The winter of 1883-84 was one of great hardship and tragedy for Greely's party. Relief ships promised them by the U.S. Government failed to reach the party. "Supplies gradually failed until the meager and unsatisfying rations they had been able to bring with them were consumed and the party was forced to subsist upon the leather clothes they had worn, such few items of game as the more able of the hunters could to bring in, and a soup made from a limited supply of tiny shrimp caught in the neighboring sea. The strength, health, and morale of the men were gradually worn down by lack of food, harsh polar weather, close confinement, and growing despair, until by mid-January the first death came, followed by six deaths in April, four in May, and seven in June, all under harrowing circumstances. When midsummer had come, and the few enfeebled and starving survivors had given up all hope of relief, Capt. Winfield Scott Schley in the Thetis and Lieut. W.H. Emory in the Bear ... forced their way relentlessly through the ice, discovered Camp Clay, and salvaged all that was left of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition - the leader, six of his men, and the records and few remaining items of scientific equipment" (DAB). Remarkably, this book too survived. Of particular interest are the pencil calculations in the appendix with regard to food rations.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1883 - 1883 Original Paperback Wisden, Facsimile Parts

      1883. Hi, This lot is an Original 1883 Wisden Paperback with facsimile parts, The facsimile parts are the covers, the spine , the adverts and the last page of the Wisden before the adverts, other than that it is all Original. This is in Very Good condition, the facsimile parts are expertly made and the original content is clean and well presentable. Red speckles to the page block.

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