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        THE VOYAGE OF THE JEANNETTE. The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881. Two volume set.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1883. Two volume set. Bound in the original brown stamped/illustrated cloth with minor shelfwear. Previous owner's name neatly stamped on the front endpaper of the first volume and on the title page of the second volume. Illustrated with maps, charts, and diagrams, including a folding map in a pocket inside the rear cover. The texts are clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY JAMES FORLONG AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OF HIS MAJOR WORK "RIVERS OF LIFE".

      Edinburgh, Scotland: March 4 & 6 and April 13, 1883. - - Each letter is penned in black ink and fills all 4 sides of his cream letterhead, which is folded once to form 4 sides, each 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, with Forlong's Edinburgh address printed at the top of the first side. The letters are signed "J. Forlong". Folded twice for mailing. Very good. James George Roche Forlong (1824-1904) was a Major General of the Indian Army. Trained as an engineer in Scotland and England, he joined the Indian Army in 1843 and later held posts with the government of Oudh. His exposure to Indian religions led him to explore, research and develop heterodox ideas about religious origins. His substantial work "Rivers of Life" was regarded as blasphemous by some for its sexual interpretations of religious rituals and symbolism.These three letters, all with excellent content, are written to a Mr. Simpson, who is regarded by the editor of the Glasgow Herald James Stoddart as "one of the first living authors" on ancient religions. The letters concern the process of publishing and promoting "Rivers of Life". It was scheduled to be published that spring by Bernard Quaritch, along with its accompanying chart, which Forlong would prefer to have distributed in a case rather than rolled up. The letters are largely devoted to pressing Simpson to help publicize the book: "If you would like a good friend, testify to the usefullness of the work in any Dailies Weeklies or Magazines about the same time I shd be much obliged." One author tells Forlong "Yr immortal IX Chapter [is] one of the strongest and best pieces of ethnological & mythological writing I have ever encountered". However, Forlong seems anxious that the controversial content of his opus, which includes research on phallic religions and is frank about the sexual nature of many rites and ceremonies, will offend the reviewers. "[They] will be wrath for my treading on their most tender corns & even 'secret parts'!" On how to approach the book, Forlong urges Simpson on March 6: "I wish you would not do your thorough reading of the vols until you have dashed thro them all & especially my last chapter No. IX wch goes systematically into the philosophical questions especially from p 459 to the end." Forlong is also concerned that he will not be viewed as anti-religion or irreligious. "Necessarily my work is anti biblical not in regard to the Jewish bible only but as I say in my Preface xxxi I will mete out praise & blame to all as impartially as I can." He writes further on April 13th, "I wish you would therefore kindly send 'Notice No. II' going a little into matters & showing the spirit of the work. I would not wish the Scotch view to fancy I am not religious for this wd not only damage the book but wd not be true, I holding that I have a highly religious nature tho breaking with all the superstitions of the past." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Als Mariner im Krieg.

      384 (3) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, beiger Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit schwarzgeprägtem Titel auf Buchdeckel und -rücken, Kopfgelbschnitt. das Buch tafellos erhalten, auf dem Vorsatz siebenzeilige persönliche Widmung des Autors, signiert und datiert (Berlin, 14. Febr. 31). Erstausgabe WG 27. Joachim Ringelnatz (* 7. August 1883 in Wurzen - + 17. November 1934 in Berlin eigentlich Hans Gustav Bötticher) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Kabarettist und Maler, der vor allem für humoristische Gedichte um die Kunstfigur Kuttel Daddeldu bekannt ist. Er war bekannt zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik, stand an Popularität den Comedian Harmonists in nichts nach und zählte Schauspieler wie Asta Nielsen und Paul Wegener zu seinen engen Freunden und Weggefährten. Sein teils skurril, expressionistisch, witzig und geistreich geprägtes Werk hat noch einen hohen zeitgenössischen Bekanntheitsgrad. In diesem Werk schildert Ringelnatz unter dem Pseudonym Hester sein Leben in der Zeit des Ersten Weltkrieges. Während dieser Zeit diente er sich bei der Marine vom Matrosen bis zum Leutnant hoch und meldete sich freiwillig zu Kampfeinsätzen. Dabei diente Ringelnatz an wechselnden Orten, meist in der Nähe von Cuxhaven. Auch seine Urlaubserlebnisse finden in seinen Ausführungen Platz.

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        MONOGRAPHIE DE LA CATHEDRALE DE MILAN - IL DUOMO DI MILAN

      NON PRECISE. 1883. In-Folio Carré. Cartonné. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 34 pages de texte + 70 planches en noir et blanc. Planches : Aspect général du Dôme (de la première à la 12me planches). Détails d'en bas, à l'extérieur du dôme ( de la 13me à la 24me planche). Détail dans l'intérieur du Dôme (de la 25me à la 50me planches). Souterrains du Dôme (de la 51 à la 53me planche). Détail d'en haut à l'extérieur du Dôme (de la 54me à la 70 me planche).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1883 - 1883 Original Paperback Wisden. No Restoration.

      Hi, I recently purchased a set of Wisdens and the first 50 of the run were in a suitcase that had not been opened for over 50 years. This lot is an 1883 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year. The spine paper is excellent, just some wear to the ends and a small amount of darkness to the bottom. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some marks and age toning , mainly to the front cover in the middle. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Spotting to page block but not much at all inside the book. No restoration.

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        The field of disease : a book of preventive medicine / By Benjamin Ward Richardson

      London : Macmillan and Co., 1883, Hardcover, First Edition. Near fine copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked and blind-boardered cloth, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Physical description; 2 v.(xii, 420; 421-1014, [2] p.) ; 8º. Subjects; Disease - Etiology. Medicine. Pathology. Hygiene. Disease - etiology. Medicine. Hygiene. Medicine. Pathology. 1014 pages. Inventory No: 237815.

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        The Story of an African Farm: A Novel.

      Chapman and Hall, London 1883 - First edition of this highspot of African literature. Octavo, original olive cloth binding, 2 volumes. Published under the pseudonym 'Ralph Iron'. The entire printing of this first edition has been estimated to be about 300 copies. and most were destined to libraries. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original cloth. The Story of an African Farm (published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron) was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. It was an immediate success and has become recognized as one of the first feminist novels. In writing the first great South African novel, Schreiner drew on childhood memories of life on the isolated African veld to fashion a powerful indictment of the rigid Boer and English social conventions of her day. It was greeted by both praise and condemnation for its feminist views on women's status and on marriage, and for its unorthodox critique of dishonesty and hypocrisy in the doctrines and practices of "respectable" Christian church people. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Across the Continent With the Fifth Cavalry

      D. Van Nostrand 1883 - 8vo.; orig. dk blue cloth covered bds with bright gilt title and design on spine, gilt design on ft. bd.; re-backed at some time in the past with orig. spine laid on; few small light spots to bds; mild wear to edges; mild rubbing to spine edges; binding straight and tight;ink signature of former owner on 2nd ffep (Wm Baseley, Aug. 1890, Battery "L" 2nd Artillery); illus with four steel engravings; tissue on frontis engraving partially unattached but present; scattered mild foxing, including the engravings; some paper loss to outer edge pp.249-250, not affecting text; pp. 706 incl. 1 pg. errata; mylar cover Price reached the rank of captain and participated in numerous campaigns. He wrote the most important history of the Fifth Cavalry, including the Big Horn and Yellowstone expeditions. A nice sturdy copy of a fairly rare work. Howes P582, Graff 3361, Dornbusch:iv, 1382 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1883 - The earliest in depth history of the third major transcontinental railroad constructed though it was the first proposed. Howes S561. Graff 3817. 437 pages. Advance copy with tipped in slip with the compliments of the Railroad. All plates and maps present, including folded map in rear pocket. Bound in original red/brown cloth with lettering and rule on spine in gilt and NPRR design on the front cover in gilt. Two bookplates. Light toning to page edges. Small abrasion to the rear paste-down endpaper. Ex-library with call number removed from spine. No pockets were ever present. A very good plus, attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Faiences patriotiques nivernaises 1885 planches couleurs franc-maconnerie

      - Faiences patriotiques nivernaises par FIEFFÉ et BOUVEAULT Nevers, Imprimerie Nivernaise, 1883. 25 x 32 centimètres relié, 50 pages, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kingsley's Works

      MacMillan, London 1883 - KINGSLEY, Charles (Kingsley¿s Works) 5 vols. Contemporary half roan, raised bands. Alton Locke Hypatia Yeast Hereward the Wake Westward Ho An attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Twelfth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories: A Report of Progress of the Exploration in Wyoming and Idaho for the year 1878. In Two Parts. Part II [Yellowstone]

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 503pp. Octavo [23 cm] Original dark brown cloth with a faded gilt stamped title on the backstrip. The extremities are mildly bumped and rubbed, and the spine is sunned. The title page, pp. 255/56, and the illustration at p. 255, are completely detached, but present. The frontispiece page and its accompanying tissue guard are nearly detached. The text block is cracked throughout. Pp. 194-200 are out of sequence. There are several contemporary ownership inscriptions on the preliminary pages. Complete, with all plates and maps present. Major exploration of the West by Hayden and Company. Hayden's survey of the Yellowstone area is monumental in its scope. Before Hayden's arrival, the wonders of Yellowstone and the surrounding area were known to only a handful of trappers and explorers. This work was the first, and to date the best, scientific report on Yellowstone.

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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Erste Abtheilung: Säugetiere I.-III. Zweite Abtheilung: Vögel I.-III. Dritte Abtheilung: Kriechtiere, Lurche und Fische I.-II. Vierte Abtheilung: Wirbellose Thiere I.-II.

      Leipzig u.a., Bibliograph. Inst., 1882 - 1883. - 10 Bde. XIV + 706, XII + 628, XII + 756, XIV + 754, XVI +699, XVI + 671, XIV + 673, XVI + 426, XXX + 711, XXVI + 582 S. OHld. 2. gänzlich neubearb. u. verm. Aufl. Kolorierte Ausgabe mit allen Tafeln. - R. berieben, bei zwei Bänden die R. etw. angeplatz, ein Band m. kl. Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital (siehe Foto), leichte Gbrsp., geringfügig u. vereinzelt stockfleckig. - Gesuchtes Werk mit prächtigen Tierdarstellungen, die meisten Tafeln als Chromolithographien.

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        La vie drolatique des saints

      Edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in black half shagreen, spine tooled raised five golden florets, as part of shagreen olive embellished with gold threads and dotted name of the author of shagreen burgundy, navy embossed cardboard boards, guards and contreplats marbled paper, wrappers preserved and bound in. Autograph signed by the author, the name of the dedicatee was cut. Label Seller pasted below autograph dedication of the author autograph. Text and illustrations by the author. Rare publication fiercely anticlerical and "anti-hagiographic". Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez l'auteur & chez tous les libraires Levallois-Perret & Paris 1883 19x29cm relié

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        L'impianto e l'esercizio dei tramways nella provincia di Milano

      1883. BIANCHI Giuseppe. L'impianto e l'esercizio dei tramways nella provincia di Milano. Dati tecnici e statistici raccolti a cura del deputato provinciale Ingegnere Giuseppe Bianchi. Con 19 tavole e 52 incisioni intercalate nel testo. Milano, Hoepli, 1883. In 8vo; pp.VIII,5n.nn.,270. Frontespizio a caratteri neri e rossi. Mezza tela coeva, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Legatura al nome: Società Partenopea per Costruzioni. Bibliografia Ferroviaria Italiana,188313500.

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        Rare Inscribed Cabinet Card

      , 1883. 1883. unbound. 6.5 x 4.25 inches, albumin print on mount, back stamp credited to photographer Jadwiga Golch, Warsaw, Poland, no date, circa 1883, making this one of the earliest signed images of Paderewski to ever come to market, superseding his musical debut in Vienna in 1887 by several years. Paderewski has boldly written "Very Truly Yours, I. J. Paderewski" directly above his image with excellent contrast. Evenly toned; three rounded corners on the mount with the fourth corner having a small chip; light foxing in the field consisting of approximately nine spots throughout. Very good(-) condition. Polish pianist, composer, and politician whose abounding talent and personal magnetism made him one of the most popular virtuosi of all time.

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        Fishing with the Fly (with Autograph Letter Signed By Orvis)

      C.F Orvis, Manchester, Vermont 1883 - Original tan pictorial, gilt cloth (hardcover). Full title: "Fishing with the Fly. Sketches by Lovers of the Art, with Illustrations of Standard Flies. Collected by Charles F. Orvis and A. Nelson Cheny." (6" x 7 3/8"). 299 pages; illustrated by 15 color plates. A unique copy with an autograph letter signed by Orvis tipped-in. Letter is hand-written in ink on Orvis stationary, signed and dated June 22, 1908. Orvis refers to his life-long love of fly-fishing. Stands as a classic and important fly-fishing title. Showing some expected light wear and rubbing, remains a highly desirable copy of a scarce work. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des aquarelles et dessins des maîtres anciens et modernes, ¿uvres importantes et de premier ordre composant la collection de M. Marmontel dont la vente aura lieu Hotel Drouot, salle n°8 les jeudi 25 et vendredi 26 janvier 1883 par le Ministère de Me Georges Boulland.

      Paris, Imprimerie de l'art J. Rouam, 1883. - ont la vente aura lieu Hotel Drouot, salle n°8 les jeudi 25 et vendredi 26 janvier 1883 par le Ministère de Me Georges Boulland. Paris, Imprimerie de l'art J. Rouam, 1883. In-8, [4]-III-133 pages, 296 numéros décrits, 23 planches de gravures hors-texte en reproductions des ¿uvres présentées. Demi-percaline verte, pièce de titre marron. (Report de certaines illustrations.) Rare catalogue de la deuxième vente de la collection de Antoine-François Marmontel, pianiste et célèbre professeur du Conservatoire, il fut notamment le maître de Bizet. Contemporain et ami de Delacroix, Rousseau, Corot ou Millet, il avait formé une importante collection de tableaux et de dessins de l'Ecole moderne : Gustave Moreau, Meissonier, Ingres etc., mais aussi de Boucher, Fragonard, Prud'hon, Rembrandt, Chardin, Clouet pour les anciens. Bel exemplaire, à toutes marges, imprimé sur vergé fort, un des quelques exemplaires de luxe illustrés avec les eaux-fortes. Quelques adjudications portées au crayon. Soullié, 192. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LONDINUM FERACISSIMI ANGLIAE REGNI METROPOLIS’. Birds-eye plan of London with decorative title cartouche, two large coats of arms, two tables of explanations, and four figures in the foreground. Early facsimile etching of the famous Braun & Hogenberg plan, engraved by The Typographic Etching Company and published by

      London Topographical Society 1882- 1883 - 33x49cm. Full recent hand colour. Excellent condition. Howgego 2(1)

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        Report from the Select Committee on Harbour Accommodation; together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence and Appendix.

      - Folio, 4 volumes (the 1883 Report and Index, and, the 1884 Report and Index), The Reports in original printed blue wrappers, the Index in plain printed wrappers. Unobtrusive ink stamps on wrappers and title-pages, repair to front sheet of 1884 Index, a little light occasional browning, a few marginal tears, otherwise in very good condition. The Official Select Committee Reports from 1883 and 1884 on Harbour Accommodation. These reports offer a wealth of information on the state of the ports, harbours and related industries of the coasts of Britain and Ireland. The Select Committee included Thomas Stevenson, Sir Thomas Brassey, Viscount Baring, Sir George Balfour and Sie Eardley Wilmot. The Reports are illustrated with plates, many folding and many coloured showing charts, elevations, and designs. There are also charts showing the sites of shipwrecks. Thomas Stevenson gave evidence to both reports notably on the harbour at Wick. Other harbours that received discussion include Waterford, Eyemouth, Aberdeen, Newhaven and Tees Bay. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA LÉGENDE DES SEXES. POÈMES HYSTÉRIQUES.

      Imprimé à Bruxelles pour l'auteur. 1883 - Imprimé à Bruxelles pour l'auteur. 1882 (date sur la couverture et le titre). Achevé d'imprimer le 15 avril 1883 (colophon). 1 volume in-8 (23,5 x 15,5 cm) de 147-(1) pages. Broché. A l'état proche du neuf. Texte imprimé sur papier vergé teinté à vergeures verticales. Emboîtage cartonné de l'époque (frotté aux angles). IL A ÉTÉ TIRÉ DE CET OUVRAGE DEUX CENTS EXEMPLAIRES, EN DEUX SÉRIES, ET DOUZE EXEMPLAIRES SUR JAPON. CES VOLUMES, TOUS NUMÉROTÉS ET PARAPHÉS PAR L'AUTEUR, NE POURRONT ÊTRE VENDUS. CELUI-CI UN DES 200 EXEMPLAIRES DE LA DEUXIÈME SÉRIE. Numéroté 70 par Edmond Haraucourt, pour les Bibliophiles du Cornet. (voir photo). EXEMPLAIRE AUQUEL ON A JOINT LA TRÈS RARE SUITE DE 12 LITHOGRAPHIES COLORIÉES, PAR GEORGES VILLA, ET TIRÉE A SEULEMENT 50 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER FILIGRANÉ BFK DE RIVES. DÉDICACE MANUSCRITE DE GEORGES VILLA A M. A. BOUCLIER (des Bibliophiles du Cornet). Bien complet de la table des lithographies qui sert de couverture aux lithographies. C'est sur le verso du premier plat de cette couverture muette que Georges Villa a effectué sa dédicace à M. A. Bouclier, "avec mes sentiments distingués. Georges Villa. 1930. 31/50.", précédée des deux vers suivants manuscrits au crayon par Villa : "La chair n'a-t-elle pas son lyrisme, comme l'esprit a le sien ? Et pourquoi toujours taire, dès qu'apparait le jour, ce qui est à l'ordre de la Nuit ?". Provenance : A. Bouclier des Bibliophiles du Cornet. La Légende des Sexes est le premier ouvrage de l'auteur. Haraucourt a 26 ans lorsqu'il publie de manière confidentielle à 212 exemplaires seulement (il existe plusieurs contrefaçons publiées ensuite) ces poèmes hystériques, véritable "épopée du bas-ventre". "Donc, dans le coït, rien ; à côté, rien. Avons-nous essayé les premiers la force contractile du sphincter anal ? (.) Avons-nous inventé le travail des langues, et le baiser adultère des taureaux ou des cygnes ? Rien ! nous n'avons rient fait, et nous ne ferons rien ! Il ne nous reste qu'un espoir, qu'un rêve irréalisé encore : l'application de l'envahissante électricité au travail voluptueux de nos sens. Et même doutons-nous, misérables que nous sommes, dans notre espérance dernière : car peut-être l'amour et le désir ne sont-ils que ces phénomènes dynamo-électriques , nos sexes, des accumulateurs ou des piles chargés de voltes et d'ampères, et desquels jaillit, par l'approche d'un pôle contraire, la resplendissante électricité de l'amour. (.)" (extrait de la Préface). Élaboré en contre pied de la Légende des Siècles du grand Hugo, ce livre eut le succès du soufre. Du coït des atomes en passant par le Sonnet pointu ou le Sonnet honteux, ce volume composé de 39 poèmes est une aventure textuelle au pays des libertés curieuses. C'est Haraucourt lui-même qui donne quelques précieuses informations sur l'édition authentique de ces vers érotiques : "Plusieurs éditions de la Légende des sexes ont été tirées par des falsificateurs ; les désignations diverses rencontrées dans les catalogues de librairie me font supposer qu'il existe au moins deux on trois falsifications ; je ne les ai jamais vues ; elles sont, paraît-il, pleines de coquilles et de vers faux ; j'ai lieu de croire que ces volumes ont été composés en Hollande. Toute mention indiquant que j'ai pris part à leur publication est mensongère. « L'édition véritable, faite par mes soins, exécutée par un petit imprimeur de province (en dépit de la mention « Imprimé à Bruxelles »), commencée en décembre 1881, terminée en avril 1883, brochée en mai de la même année, comporte trois types différents, tous les trois de format in-8, ainsi qu'il est énoncé au verso du fauxtitre : 1° une série sur papier vélin ; 2» une série sur papier vergé : 3" douze exemplaires sur papier du Japon. « Ces trois types sont les seuls que je reconnaisse. Ils ne contiennent aucune illustration. L'ouvrage original n'a jamais été mis dans le commerce ; tons les exemplaires sont numérotés de ma main et signés, soit de mon nom, soit du pseudonyme qui figu [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of Georgia

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. Two volumes: [3], xiv, 556pp; xv, 540pp. Frontispiece engraving of James Oglethorpe in volume 1 and engraving of N. W. Jones in volume 2. Illustrated with engravings, plans, etc. Three quarter brown leather binding with marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands and gilt stamped titles on spines. Brownish marbled front and rear end sheets. Gilt top edges. Untrimmed foredges and bottom edges. Front joints and inner hinges are cracked both volumes. Front boards are starting to detach both volumes. Evidence of light glue repairs to upper joints both volumes. Light rubs to leather on rear joints, corners and board edges. Light edge chip to leather head of spine volume 1. Signed by the author on the preface page of volume 1. This set also comes with 2 author signed letters addressed to Julius L. Brown, Esq. Atlanta, Georgia. The first letter, written on the letterhead of "Law Offices of Charles C. Jones, Jr., 811 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia", is dated January 22nd, 1884. Jones writes about his specially bound copy of the History of Georgia in his library and that he can get this set bound for Julius Brown in the same style and cost. C. C. Jones Jr. also writes, "I sincerely trust that your health is completely restored.." The second letter by Jones, written on the same letterhead, is dated April 14th, 1884. This letter informs Julius Brown that the specially bound set of "History of Georgia" was shipped to Mr. Brown via express and freight paid. Julius Brown was a prominent Atlanta Lawyer and brother of Civil War Governor Joseph Brown. Howes J 199; De Renne II p.818.

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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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        Etude Historique sur les Relations de la France et du Royaume de Siam de 1662 a 1703.: D'apres les documents inedits des Archives du Ministere de la Marine et des Colonies avec le fac-simile d'une carte du temps.

      Versailles E. Aubert 1883 - A very good copy in original wrappers, preserved in lightly warped later boards. Letter from author tipped-in. Occasional spotting.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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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        Twelfth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories: A Report of Progress of the Exploration in Wyoming and Idaho for the year 1878. In Two Parts. Part II [Yellowstone]

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 503pp. Octavo [23 cm] Original dark brown cloth with a faded gilt stamped title on the backstrip. The extremities are mildly bumped and rubbed, and the spine is sunned. The title page, pp. 255/56, and the illustration at p. 255, are completely detached, but present. The frontispiece page and its accompanying tissue guard are nearly detached. The text block is cracked throughout. Pp. 194-200 are out of sequence. There are several contemporary ownership inscriptions on the preliminary pages. Complete, with all plates and maps present. Major exploration of the West by Hayden and Company. Hayden's survey of the Yellowstone area is monumental in its scope. Before Hayden's arrival, the wonders of Yellowstone and the surrounding area were known to only a handful of trappers and explorers. This work was the first, and to date the best, scientific report on Yellowstone.

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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

      Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1883 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Monstres parisiens

      Chez tous les libraires 1883 - - Chez tous les libraires, Paris 1883, 10x14,5cm, 10 volumes brochés. - Edition originale imprimée sur Hollande. Couvertures illustrées et frontispices en eaux-fortes, bandeaux par Fernand Besnier, Kauffmann. Rare ensemble complet et en bon état malgré quelques petites rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, printed on Hollande. Illustrated covers and engraved frontispieces, borders by Fernand Besnier, Kauffmann. Rare set, complete and in good condition despite some occasional little foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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

      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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