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        An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil by... With Illustrations by the Author

      London: Seeley & Co., 1883. Limited edition, no. 33 of 135 large paper copies, small folio, (ii), xvi, 102 pp. 14 plates, including 5 original etchings - one completed by Palmer and four finished posthumously by his son, original invoice for this book, from Richard Jackson, Leeds, loosely inserted, endpapers foxed. Original gilt titled vellum, spine slightly browned, some mild marks.

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        Bay of Bengala


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        Nights with Uncle Remus

      1883. First Edition . HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Nights with Uncle Remus, Myths and Legends of the Old Plantations. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. Octavo, original olive pictorial cloth gilt. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4000.First edition of the second book of Uncle Remus stories, illustrated with frontispiece and 19 plates by Frederick Church.While working for the Atlanta Constitution in 1876, Harris “invented Uncle RemusÂ… He published Uncle Remus pieces regularly in the Constitution, and they were extremely popular. In 1880 he collected them into his first bookÂ… Eventually, seven more Uncle Remus volumes followedÂ… Although Harris created Uncle Remus as a composite of three elderly slaves he had known, the stories themselves were his retellings of old African American tales. He rigorously researched his material, often collecting several versions of the same story until he felt he had the most authentic oneÂ… The stories Harris had heard originally were never meant to be told for the benefit of a white child; rather they were an integral part of the slave culture out of which they grew. Nevertheless, Harris made an important contribution by carefully and accurately preserving these stories” (Silvey, 296). BAL 7109. Blockson 6000. Gift inscription.[Justify]Expert reinforcement to front inner paper hinge. Original pictorial cloth lightly rubbed, gilt bright. A lovely copy, in very nearly fine condition.

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        An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil by...

      Limited edition, no. 33 of 135 large paper copies, small folio, (ii), xvi, 102 pp. 14 plates, including 5 original etchings - one completed by Palmer and four finished posthumously by his son, original invoice for this book, from Richard Jackson, Leeds, loosely inserted, endpapers foxed. Original gilt titled vellum, spine slightly browned, some mild marks.

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        Ouvrage d'Art

      , 1883. 1883. SOCIETE D

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        Santa Claus: "Is not a creature stirring, not even a mouse?"

      New York. Harper & Brothers. 01-06- 1883. Double-page black and white wood-engraving, from Harper's Bazar magazine January 6, 1883, image 19 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches on sheet size 22 x 16 inches. Overall very good condition with some faint soiling (mainly in outer margins), light crease across left corner, one 1/8 inch hole along centerfold, little wear along centrefold in right margin and light abrasion along verso where the binding strip was removed. A particularly charming and scarce image by Thomas Nast of Santa Claus peaking in through a window, checking out the lay of the land, with two kittens slumbering on a chair. In a nice touch, the stained glass windows have an inset of the astrological sign Capricorn.

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        Che! Wah! Wah!

      1883. First Edition . (WEST) STREET, George. Che! Wah! Wah! or The Modern Montezumas in Mexico. Illustrated with photographs taken during the trip by R.D. Cleveland. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, 1883. Octavo, original gilt- and black-stamped orange cloth, watered silk endpapers. $3800.Scarce first edition of a photographic record of an 1882 excursion of railway agents from Chicago across the West into Mexico—one of the rare 19th-century works to include a photograph of Texas—a splendid chronicle of the allure and economic might of the railroad, with folding map of the route, color frontispiece, 32 mounted vintage albumen prints and two full-page illustrations, in original bright gilt cloth.This scarce first edition of Che!Wah!Wah! is one of the rare 19th-century works to feature vintage photographs of Texas and Mexico. One of the period's most unique travel books, it chronicles the journey of over 50 railroad agents who traveled, in late 1882, from Chicago to Mexico on several railroad lines, including the Mexican Central railroad, to Chihuahua. The trip came about at a meeting of line managers of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Denver & Rio Grande, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads, when agents representing eastern railroads were invited ""on an excursion to Colorado, New Mexico and Mexico… The magnitude of the proposed trip astonished everyone"" (8-9). Che! Wah! Wah!, authored by George Street of Rochester's Blue Line, and featuring 32 vintage mounted albumen prints from photographs by R.D. Cleveland, of the Burlington line, is an exceptional photographic record of that trip—one that was also ""a busman's holiday… The party derived a good deal of innocent amusement from the Che! Wah! Wah! joke"" (Hanna & Reese, From Train to Plane 43). Che! Wah! Wah! reveals the passion of the age, which embraced railroads ""as the epitome of modernity."" In a time of rapid economic growth, railroad lines also ""actively promoted western railroad journeys as modern journeys into the sublime… The 1879 edition of The Pacific Tourist made the transcontinental trip seem both an inspirational immersion in nature and a journey utterly devoid of physical effort."" Che! Wah! Wah! documents, as well, the railroad's looming and powerful impact. The 32 vintage mounted albumen prints in Che!Wah!Wah! offer a rare glimpse into that ""innovation,"" as well as the lives of people in towns across the West and Mexico. Included are images of a train's dining car; depots in Nebraska and Colorado; Denver's majestic Windsor hotel and Colorado's Marshall Pass; a bridge ""In the Grand Canon of the Arkansas""; the Colorado towns of Leadville and Trinidad, of Raton, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas; Indian children in Isleta, New Mexico, and views of Chihuahua's magnificent cathedral, its busy plazas and markets. Also included are images of the luxurious hotel, known as ""The Montezuma,"" near the Hot Springs of Las Vegas, New Mexico. With folding map of the train route, color frontispiece of a woodblock print, two full-page illustrations, 32 mounted vintage albumen prints (each approximately 3-1/2 by 5 inches) and numerous in-text illustrations; ""Mileage Minutes of the Trip"" at rear. Interior fresh with lightest scattered foxing, mild fading to vintage mounted prints, front inner paper hinge expertly reinforced, light edge-wear to bright gilt-stamped cloth.

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        Treasure Island

      1883. First Edition . STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London: Cassell, 1883. Small octavo, original green cloth. Housed in custom clamshell box. $27,000.First edition, first issue of Stevenson's swashbuckling yarn of piracy, mutiny and courage, ""the finest tale of maritime adventure that has been told since Defoe"" (Prideaux, 28), an exceptionally lovely copy, far more beautiful than usually found.""Inspired by a detailed map of an island that Stevenson and his stepson drew one rainy day, with hidden treasure and cryptic instructions reverently included… Treasure Island is best enjoyed as its author intended, simply as a good tale well told"" (Silvey, 631). The serial publication in Young Folks (running through January 1882) was not especially well-received, but on its appearance in book form the following year in an edition of only 2000 copies, the story was hailed as the best tale of adventure in print. ""The force of invention and vividness of narrative appealed to every reader"" (DNB). ""Here were adventure, suspense, drama, all set down by the hand of a recognizable genius"" (Meigs et al., 238). First published in serial form in Young Folks magazine (October 1881-January 1882). Only 2000 copies of this first book edition published. First issue, with all the following points: ""Dead Man's Chest"" not capitalized on pages 2 and 7; ""rain"" for ""vain"" on last line of page 40; ""a"" lacking on page 63, line 6; the ""8"" is absent in the pagination of page 83; the ""7"" in the pagination of page 127 is present but bold; period dropped from page 178, line 20 (after ""opportunity""); ""worse"" for""worst"" on page 197, line 3; frontispiece map in three colors. With eight-page publisher's catalogue dated 5G-783 at the end. Issued in various colors of cloth, no priority. Beinecke 240. Prideaux 11. Gerstley Collection 22. Osborne, 1030. Gumuchian 5443. Pierpoint Morgan, Children's Literature 241. Bookplate of Glasgow architect James Jackson Craig. Old pencil prices and other notations to endpapers.Text remarkably clean, far more so than usually found. Restoration to inner paper hinges, upper corner of last leaf of advertisements. Cloth generally fresh with minor rubbing to spine ends; gilt bright. A beautiful copy in very nearly fine condition.

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        Les névroses

      First edition on ordinary paper.Half navy blue shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers and pastedowns.Rare autograph inscription by Maurice Rollinat to Marcel Fouquier.With a frontispiece portrait of the author by F. Desmoulin. Charpentier Paris 1883 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        The Green Ray.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1883. FIRST EDITION in English (September 1883) predating George Munro's pirated version by one month. Crown octavo, pp.viii; 312; 32, catalogue dated September 1883. Translated from the French by Mary de Hauteville. Illustrated throughout. Original grey cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, brown, black and green, floral patterned endpapers. Neat owner name to pastedown, minor toning, some offset browning to recto of frontispiece but essentially a lovely fine copy. Undoubtedly one of Verne's toughest British first editions to acquire. Taves & Michaluk V023; Myers 31.

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        Monstres parisiens

      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. Chez tous les libraires Paris 1883 10x14,5cm 10 volumes brochés

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      - London - Smith, Elder and Co. 1883 - Twenty-six volumes of William Makepeace Thackeray's work. Illustrated throughout with plates and vignettes by Thackeray himself. Collated, complete with all plates. In the original green gilt stamped bindings. Each volume is numbered to its first title page. This set is a lovely example of William Makepeace Thackeray's writings. Titles include but are not limited to Vanity Fair, Pendennis, Catherine, The Newcomes, The Virginians, The Paris Sketchbook and The Book of Snobs. William Makepeace Thackeray had a great reputation in his contemporary VictorianEngland. He was ranked second only to Charles Dickens. Thackeray is particularlyrememberedfor his useof satire, particularly in his Vanity Fair. Condition: In original publisher's full cloth bindings with gilt stamping to spines and boards. Externally, very smart with patches of rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Bumping to the head and tails of all spines. Front hinges to Hoggarty, The Virginians volume II, Burlesques and Catherine are slightly strained but firm. Internally, plate at page 232 of Vanity Fair volume I is disbound, otherwise the volume is firmly bound. All volumes are generally firmly bound, a couple of volumes are strained in places such as Pendennis volume II. Pages are generally bright with instances oflight scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les névroses

      - Charpentier, Paris 1883, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione di carta corrente. Bound in metà navy dolore, torna con cinque nervi, marmo piatto, risguardi e contreplats di carta fatta a mano. Raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Marcel Fouquier che è dedicato alla sezione quartina "Burial" in questa raccolta di poesie. Libro illustrato con un ritratto dell'autore di F. Desmoulins frontespizio. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin marine, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Rare envoi autographe signé de Maurice Rollinat à Marcel Fouquier à qui est dédié le quatrain "L'ensevelissement" qui figure dans ce recueil de poésie. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur par F. Desmoulin en frontispice.

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        Verklaringe van verscheyden kunst-rijcke wercken en hare beweginghe, door orlogie-werck ghedreven, Alles te sien in 't Oude Doolhof tot Amsterdam, op de hoeck van de Loyers-gracht.Amsterdam, Tymen Houthaeck, 1648. Small 4to. With engraved title-page with vignette showing a labyrinth, 1 folding engraved plate, 1 full-page engraved plate by P. Holsteyn after A. Vinckenbrinck and 3 engravings in text. Modern marbled wrappers.

      - Franken 1375 (note); Meijer, "Het oude doolhof te Amsterdam", in: Oud Holland vol. 1 (1883), pp. 119-135; Spies, De Amsterdamse doolhoven, pp. 70-71. Extremely rare booklet (only one other copy could be traced), the first edition with a description by Jan Vos of a garden, or amusement park, called 'Oude Doolhof' (Old Labyrinth or maze), published as a souvenir or 'flyer'. This first Doolhof, called the 'Oude Doolhof', was founded at the Looiersgracht at Amsterdam by the wine merchant and inn-keeper Vincent Jacobsz. Coster before 1625. In fact it was a kind of combination of a seventeenth-century 'Madame Tussauds' and an amusement park. The garden was composed of a labyrinth in which fountains and automata were displayed, showing historical & biblical figures and spectacles. The illustrations, according to Franken implicitly after C. van de Passe (who lived also at the Looiersgracht at the time), show the sights and spectacles of this labyrinth. The lower corner of the title-page and the first plate gone. Very good copy of this rare souvenir.

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        Beautiful unusual group cabinet photo unsigned, (Alexandra Louise Alice, 1864-1918, Grand Duchess of Russia, daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, wife of Sergei of Russia, became a nun and was murdered by the Bolsheviks)]

      1883 - taken in 1883, the year before she married the Grand Duke Serge, showing her with the Duke of Clarence, Princess Beatrice, her sister Alexandra (who became tsarina) the future Queen Alexandra, Grand Duke Ernest of Hesse, the future King Edward VII, princess Victoria of Hesse, princess Irene of Hesse, Victoria, Louise and Maud of Wales, prince Christian of Schleswig Holstein and his two sons, and her father the Grand Duke of Hesse, 6½" x 4½", taken at Balmoral, no date, c.

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        Memorial Card for John BROWN (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)]

      1883 - (1826-1883), "In Loving Memory of . Her Majesty's Personal Servant", with his name and dates, 'In Memoriam' on side 1 and 'Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee the crown of life' on side 2, printed in varied but restrained lettering, 3 sides black-edged card folding to 3" x 4½", with the original plain black-edged envelope, no place, Provenance: via Eva Louisa, (d. 1949, aged 88), daughter of James Bontein, Gentleman Usher to Queen Victoria, wife, 1883, of Colonel the Hon. John Schomberg Trefusis, (1852-1932).

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        The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood Of Great Renown, In Nottinghamshire

      NY: Charles Scribners Sons. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1883. B&W Illustrations; BAL 16378 bound in an apparently very scarce black/brown leather with an elaborate stamped design differing from the brown cloth noted in BAL. River Campus Libraries has a picture of the binding on it's site that conforms to this one. The photo here has been exaggerated to show detail. Other than that if conforms to all first edition points including all edges orange. There were 510 sets of sheets sent to Sampson Low in England and this might account for it. Unsophisticated copy with losses to upper right edge of spine. Printed in red and black. Contents are firm and clean. Full bound in original black leather. In custom red morocco fall down case; 0 .

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      London ;- Macmillan and Co 1883 - SUPERB FIRST EDITION "THREE-DECKER" IN SUMPTUOUS 19TH CENTURY BINDING ! Crown 8vo. Full contemporary gilt-emblazoned navy calf bound by Zeahnsdorf. Complete with 2pp. Autograph Letter from the Author tipped-in. Vol.1 - viii + 271pps. / Vol.2 - vi + 296pps. / Vol.3 - vi + 293pps. Top edges gilt. Half Titles & marbled endpapers. A STUNNING SET ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Weltteil Australien...

      Leipzig and Prague: G. Freytag [and] Tempsky, 1882-, 1883. Four volumes, octavo, frontispieces in each volume, maps and other illustrations; original blindstamped green cloth. Influential German study of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Karl Emil Jung, who had taught classics at Eton, emigrated to Australia in the 1850s, took part in several journeys into the interior, spent some years as a squatter, and worked as an educationalist including serving as Inspector of Schools for South Australia. He spent altogether more than twenty years in Australia, returning to Germany in the late-1870s where he wrote this extensive description of Australia and the Pacific with an audience of would-be German emigrants in mind. The book is divided into sections on: Australia and its native inhabitants; the Australian colonies including Tasmania; Melanesia, Polynesia; New Zealand; Micronesia.Jung became the German authority on Oceanic matters, and supplied information and articles on Australia and the Pacific to numerous periodicals, encyclopedias and text-books. His long stay in Australia had made him uniquely placed to give a comprehensive description of life downunder, and his book is very well illustrated with woodcuts, many of them full-page, of cities, landscapes, native peoples and natural features.

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        Centralblatt (Zentralblatt) für Bibliothekswesen, 1. Jg. (1884) - 67. Jg. (1953)

      Leipzig, Otto Harassowitz, 1883 - 1953. Einschlägige, facettenreiche Zeitschrift nicht nur über das Bibliothekswesen, sondern über das Buchwesen in seiner gesamten thematischen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Enthalten sind auch zahlreiche bibliographische Artikel sowie Literaturberichte. Die Bände mit einigen Illustrationen sowie zahlreichen, teils ausfaltbaren Tabellen und Tafeln. Alle Bände in gutem, solidem Zustand. Geschlossene Reihe dieser einschlägigen Zeitschrift, die wie kaum eine andere die Kulturgeschichte des Buches reflektiert. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Atlas Universel de Géographie Moderne, Physique, Politique, Historique, Industriel, Commercial et Militaire. Adopté par le Ministère de la Guerre pour l'Ecole Militaire de Saint-Cyr.

      1 vol. in-folio (format 45,5 x 33 cm) reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin à coins maroquiné vert, dos à 5 nerfs orné, fleurons, Librairie Furne, Jouvet et Cie, Paris, 1883, 2 ff. (table des cartes et titre), et 42 cartes en couleurs (toutes en double-page sauf la 34 : Grèce et la 35 ; Caucase et Crimée) Bon état (rel. lég. frottée, fente au mors intérieur mais reliure parfaitement solide, lég. rouss. sur les premières cartes, bon exemplaire par ailleurs) pour ce rare exemplaire, adopté pour l'Ecole Militaire de Saint-Cyr. Français

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        Treasure Island

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1883. Octavo. Original red cloth (the book was issued in various coloured cloth bindings), titles to spine gilt, covers blocked in blind with a single line border, black coated endpapers. Frontispiece map with captions printed in red, brown and blue, with tissue guard. 1901 catalogue details tipped in to head of front free endpaper verso, near-contemporary bookplate to the front pastedown, and ownership inscription to front free endpaper verso, another, contemporary, to head of half-title. Spine rolled and faded, light soiling to boards, light wear to tips, foxing to edges; a very 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 "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; and the first state October advertisements, coded 5R-1083 (some copies have July and November advertisements, both of which were likely used later by the binder). Treasure Island was originally written as a pendant to the now-famous treasure map the author had drawn to entertain his young stepson "on a rainy day in the Scottish Highlands" (Grolier), and was serialised in Young Folks magazine from October 1881 to January 1882 under the pseudonym "Captain George North". It was only with the appearance of this first edition, however, that it received any kind of critical attention, and "was immediately hailed by critics as a classic".

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        Oeuvres De Molière En 31 Volumes Sur 32 : T. 1 L'estourdy - T. 2 Dépit Amoureux - T. 3 Les Précieuses Ridicules - T. 4 Sganarelle ou Le Cocu Imaginaire - T. 5 Les Deux Farces ( La Jalousie Du Barbouillé , Le Médecin Volant ) -

      Testard / J. Lemonnyer, 1883. Suite des volumes : T. 6 Dom Garcie de Navarre - T.7 L'Escole des Maris - T. 8 Les Fâcheux - T. 9 L'Escole des Femmes - T. 10 L'Impromptu de Versailles - T. 11 Le Mariage forcé - T. 12 Manquant - T. 13 Les plaisirs de l'Isle Enchantée - T. 14 Dom Juan ou le Festin de Pierre - T. 15 L'amour médecin - T. 16 Le Misanthrope - T. 17 Le Médecin malgré Luy - 17 premiers volumes illustrés de gravures sur acier par Jacques LEMAN et dont les notices sont rédigées par Anatole de Montaiglon . T. 18 Mélicarte - T. 19 Le Sicilien - T. 20 L'imposteur - T. 21 L'Amphitryon - T. 22 L'Avare - T. 23 Georges Dandin - T. 24 Poésies diverses - T. 25 Monsieur de Pourceaugnac - T. 26 Les amans magnifiques - T. 27 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - T. 28 Psiché ( légèrement dérelié ) - T. 29 Les Fourberies de Scapin - T; 30 Les Femmes Savantes - T. 31 Le Malade Imaginaire ( nombreuses rousseurs ) - T. 32 La Comtesses D'Escarbagnes ( couverture abîmée ) . Ces 15 volumes sont illustrés par Maurice LELOIR et les notices des tomes 28 , 29 , 30 , 31 et 32 sont rédigées par T. De Wyzewa . Les volumes sont en bon état mais comportent quelques rousseurs . Leur édition varie de 1883 à 1896 . Les gravures sur acier avec serpente sont d'une grande finesse . Elles nous renseignent sur les premiers costumes et les premières représentations des pièces du temps et avec Molière et pourraient faire l'objet d'une exposition sur l'auteur et son oeuvre . De nombreuses autres gravures dans le texte , vignettes , cul-de-lampe , lettrines . Port compris chez Mondial relay , nous contacter pour livraison par Poste . Ensemble de + de 30 Kg. Théâtre

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        Les Chroniqueurs de l'Histoire de France, depuis les Origines jusqu'au XVIe siècle (4 Tomes -Complet) Tome I : De Grégoire de Tours à Guillaume de Tyr ; Tome II : De Suger à Froissart ; Tome III : De Froissart à Monstrelet ; Tome IV : De Monstrelet à Commines

      Ttexte abrégé, coordonné et traduit par Mme de Witt, née Guizot, 4 vol. in-4 reliure demi-maroquin chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs orné (caissons), double filet doré en mors, Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1883-1886, Tome I : De Grégoire de Tours à Guillaume de Tyr : 795 pp. avec 11 planches en chromolithographies, 47 grandes compositions tirées en noir, et 267 gravures ; Tome II : De Suger à Froissart : 764 pp. avec 9 planches en chromolithographies, 46 grandes compositions tirées en noir et 302 gravures ; Tome III : De Froissart à Monstrelet : 8 planches en chromolithographies, 794 pp. avec 48 grandes compositions tirées en noir et 344 gravures ; Tome IV : De Monstrelet à Commines : 700 pp. avec 8 planches en chromolithographies, 46 grandes compositions tirées en noir et 343 gravures Bel exemplaire parfaitement relié, bien complet des 36 belles chromolithographies (des rouss., très bon état par ailleurs). Français

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        L'ART JAPONAIS, PAR LOUIS GONSE - 2 Volumi in FOLIO - Firma di Pietro ANNIGONI

      1883. ANTICHI E DI PREGIO "L'ART JAPONAIS, PAR LOUIS GONSE L' art japonais, par Louis Gonse Paris: A. Quantin, 1883. 2 v. : ill. ; 37 cm ; 2° Tomo 1.: IV, 310 p. : in gran parte ill. Tomo 2.: 369 p. : in gran parte ill. Legature moderne in tela con piatti in carta colorata e tasselli al dorso. Esemplare n. 1236 di un'edizione pregiata a tiratura limitata (1400 copie), riccamente decorata con illustrazioni a colori e in b/n e con numerose tavole fuori testo a colori protette da veline. Sull'occhietto del tomo 2, annotazione ms.: Firenze XXXV Pietro Annigoni, (più il suo usuale Monogramma). Sull'occhietto del tomo 1, stessa indicazione, ma senza la firma. Sono 64 le Tavole fuori testo, protette da velina: 13 acqueforti, 21 fotoincisioni, 2 incisioni tipografiche in nero e oro, 10 cromolitografie e 18 acquerelli in cromotipografia !!! Innumerevoli le altre immagini nel testo... Si allega scheda bibliografica della biblioteca, di cui questi volumi hanno fatto parte, dello stesso ANNIGONI, celeberrimo Pittore, ormai famosissimo in tutto il mondo. Rara e splendida opera in due volumi completi e in ottimo stato di conservazione. Quest' Opera, notevole per l'imponente ed eccezionale apparato iconografico, è una delle testimonianze più significative dell' Arte Giapponese Antica, in tutte le sue forme: Pittura, Scultura, Arti applicate, Oggettistica, Vestiti, Armi !!! Due Voluminosi  e Poderosi Libri, in FOLIO (cm 37 x 29 x 10,6 di spessore complessivo), rilegatura in mezza tela (anni 40, verosimilmente), piatti ricoperti di carta fiorata, con titoli e fregi in oro sui tasselli ai dorsi. COMPLETI !!! Visto il peso e la mole, si spediscono con Paccocelere3. Bruniture sulle veline di protezione delle Tavole; ottimi gli interni: GRAN  BELL' ESEMPLARE  !!!"

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        Fables de La Fontaine : Edition Illustrée de 75 Planches à l'Eau-Forte par A. Delierre

      - Paris: A. Quantin, 1883. Edition originale collationnée complète. Deux volumes grand in-4°. xliii-310; ix-354pp. + 75 eaux-fortes hors texte sous serpentes. Reliure demi-cuir (dos à nerfs orné de dorures, quelques traces de frottement, tête dorée, couvertures d'origine conservées, quelques rousseurs éparses, eaux-fortes en parfait état). Bel exemplaire en bon état. Format 24,5 x 33 cm. Poids 7,4 kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modern Perspective. Plates.

      No date. Ca. 1883. 30 black and white plates, sheet size approximately 11 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches, loose in 15 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch cloth covered board portfolio with cloth ties. A scarce publication, the Plates portfolio is in very good condition (discolored streak to front of portfolio; only one of three tie clasps serviceable) while the plates themselves are, overall, in excellent condition with the slightest toning to edges, first plate has light edge wear. Thirty plates to illustrate the concepts outlined in William Ware's famous "Modern Perspective: A Treatise upon the Principles and Practice of Plane and Cylindrical Perspective," copyright 1882. In the preface Ware (of Columbia University) writes: "A new treatment of so old a theme would be uncalled for, did not even the elaborate treatises seem to be deficient in comprehensiveness and scientific simplicity, while the practical handbooks fail to make the reader acquainted with some methods that are found in experience to be among the most convenient and practical of all." He further observes "The plates that accompany the text have taken, altogether, quite as much time and labor in their preparation as the text itself..."

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        Every Day Home Advice Relating to Household Management

      New York: G. W. Carleton & Co, 1883. Hardcover. Very Good. 527 pp. Index. Newly rebound in faux brown leather with gilt titled spine, clean and sharp. Former library copy but with only two rubber stamp markings. Page margins age-toned, ink number at top title, page, else interior good, binding tight. Not illustrated. Scarce.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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        Svenskt boklexikon. Åren 1830-1865. I-II.

      Stockholm, Hjalmar Linnströms förlag 1883-84. (Tryckt 1867-84). 4:o. (4),995,(1);(4),996 s. Ombunden i fyra svarta halvskinnband med fem upphöjda bind. Marmorerade snitt (ursprungliga). Volym två lite nött vid ryggens huvud och på två bind, i övrigt fina exemplar. 27 x 19 cm.

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        Artiste et citoyen. Poésies précédées d'une lettre de Victor Hugo

      First edition, one of the few copies on Holland which he makes no mention.Binding half almond canvas, smooth back, headpieces slightly rubbed, marbled paper dishes, small marginal stains on covers, guards and contreplats paper the tank top corners bumped, covers preserved, contemporary binding.Signed autograph of the author Alfred Regnoul "... remember the banquet Paul Sain Cordial and fraternal tribute ...."Copy slightly cropped. Tresse Paris 1883relié

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      Truckee, CA: Republican Job Print, 1883. 138 pages of text and plates followed by 36 pages of advertisements. Original brown cloth binding is moderately rubbed and worn. Blank front endpaper and frontispiece is lacking. Illustrated with 10 plates, while some copies claim that there are 11 plates. However, one advertisement is illustrated. The title page is lightly browned, and has minor ink markings. Many pages have minor creases and handling wear, making this a somewhat rough copy. Howes E73 "aa"; Cowan Bibiography of CA page 192; Eberstadt 132:121; Norris 1046: "Extremely scarce. First book on the region, and antedating by a year Fulton?s directory of 1884, which heretofore has been accorded that distinction. It contains directories of Boca, Clinton, Truckee and Lake Tahoe, a history of Truckee, with sketches of the press, the 601 Vigilance Committee, the industries, deserted villages, etc." Paher, Nevada 539. Quebedeaux 38: "Considerable data furnished by McGlashan himself. The book is a valuable source for the history of the period." Rocq 5983. Streeter Sale 2982. Some of the prints are based on photographs by Truckee photographer H. K. Gage. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Les chroniqueurs de l'histoire de France, depuis les origines jusqu'au XVIe siècle

      - Librairie Hachette, Paris 1883 - 1886, Fort Grd. in-8 (20x27,7cm), 795pp. et 700pp. et 794pp. et 764pp., 4 volumes reliés. - Edizione 4 volumi, pubblicati successivamente 1883-1886. Binding editor di spettacolare in generale decorazioni dorate, non firmato, ma nello stile di Engel. La metà dolore rosso di piatti calico rosse. Grande lamina d'oro sul retro con una quercia e 2 gigli e fleurdelysé cresta e le conchiglie di coda. Grande placca complesso sui piatti, con una piazza centrale azzurro piantato con gigli, e vari ornamenti ed emblemi della regalità di fissaggio di un arredamento che evoca il Medioevo; 4 ECU angolare 4 grandi province francesi. bordi dorati. Molto bella copia in uno stato quasi perfetto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale des 4 volumes, parus successivement de 1883 à 1886. Abondante et remarquable iconographie douée de 36 planches en chromolithographie, 187 planches et 1256 figures in-texte. Traduction et arrangement de Madame de Witt. Celle-ci a compilé les textes dans le but d'écrire une histoire chronologique. Reliure d'éditeur spectaculaire, à grand décor doré, non signée, mais dans le goût de Engel. Demi chagrin rouge à plats de percaline rouge. Grande plaque dorée sur le dos avec un chêne et 2 lys et un écusson fleurdelysé ainsi que des coquilles en queue. Grande plaque complexe sur les plats, avec un carré central bleu semé de fleurs de lys, et divers ornements et emblèmes de la royauté fixant un décor évoquant le Moyen âge ; 4 écus angulaires figurant les 4 grande provinces françaises. Tranches dorées. Quelques très pâles rousseurs éparses. Quelques très légères traces de frottement. Très bel exemplaire, dans une condition quasi irréprochable. Première série : les chroniqueurs de Grégoire de Tours à Guillaume de Tyr. Deuxième Série : Les chroniqueurs de Suger à Froissart. Troisième série : les chroniqueurs de Froissart à Monstrelet. Quatrième série : les chroniqueurs de Monstrelet à Commines. Intéressante publication qui réunit tous les grands textes historiques écrits avant la Renaissance, agrémentée d'une riche illustration.

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        The Cultivation of the Olive.

      Hastings: J. Parsons, 1883. Octavo, 36 pp. (last blank), illustrated, limp cloth wrappers with printed titling label, as issued. Scarce treatise on olive cultivation by John Harris Browne (1817-1904), a physician who accompanied Sturt to the interior in 1844-1845. Some credit the survival of the expedition to Browne's capability in arduous circumstances.Brown arrived in South Australia in 1840, and turned away from medicine towards pastoralism and agricultural projects. Much of the information in this booklet is drawn from practical colonial experience (for example, Browne notes that many of the common diseases of the Olive tree in Europe are absent in South Australia). He writes in the preface 'the following notes of the cultivation of the olive have been collected, chiefly from the most recent French and Italian books on the subject, and are printed on the hope that more knowledge of the great value so justly attached to that tree in Europe may induce my fellow Colonists to largely extend its cultivation to South Australia.'. Fine condition.

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        The People's Map and Guide of San Francisco. (Map title: The People's Map & Guide of San Francisco California.)

      San Francisco. H.W. Faust. Map copyright June 1st., 1882. Cover date: 1883. 3rd Edition. Color street map, 16 x15 inches on sheet 17 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches, folding to 5 3/4 x 3 inches. Only front cover of thin card wrappers is present (lacks guide and back cover). 1 inch horizontal separation at most fold intersections, otherwise map is clean and bright. A scarce early edition of the map of San Francisco published over a period of many years by H.W. Faust, this copy dated on the map 1882 and on the card cover 1883 (3rd. edition). Lithographed by W.T. Galloway & Co. S.F. Scale 1500 ft. to 1 inch, compiled by P. Spitze, C.E. There is a small black and white inset map at the upper right corner "General View of San Francisco Bay."

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        Cities and Cemetaries of Etruria

      London John Murray 1883 Third Edition, complete in two volumes. Tall, thick 8vo's: cxxviii,501,[3]; xv,[1],579, with two folding maps and numerous wood-engraved plates of antiquities and architectural remains and plans of the larger sites. Publisher's green cloth, covers paneled in blind and stamped in gilt, spines decorated and lettered in gilt, fore-edges untrimmed, chocolate-brown end papers, title pages in red and black. Provenance: small book trade labels (Flor & Findel, Florence) to front paste downs, contemporary owner's elegant script ("Carol Gray / Firenze / Italia") to front fly leaves. An about Fine set, bindings square and tight with bright gilt; pages, maps, and illustrations clean, crisp and unmarked. Scarce thus. Fine- Dennis was the first modern investigator of ancient Etruria and Etruscan archaeological sites, and this, his magnum opus, is the most complete and authoritative 19th-century account of the ancient Etruscan civilization, first published in 1848. It was the result of his extensive travels in Etruria, often in the company of the artist Samuel Ainsley, exploring Tarquinia and other important Etruscan sites. Originally written as a guide for tourists, Dennis's study describes Etruscan antiquities in vivid detail, with major centers given separate section for each city and cemetery. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot [Gebundene Ausgabe] Fritz A. Breuhaus de Groot (Autor), Herbert Eulenberg (Autor), Max Osborn (Autor) Catharina Berents Reihe/Serie: Neue Werkkunst Nachwort: Catharina B

      Der Architekt und Innenraumgestalter Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot (1883-1960), studierte an den Technischen Hochschulen in Darmstadt und Stuttgart sowie in Düsseldorf an der Bauakademie bei Peter Behrens. Er arbeitete als selbständiger Architekt in Bonn, Düsseldorf, Berlin und Köln und durchlebte wie viele seiner Kollegen eine Zeit, die von starken politischen, kulturellen und stilistischen Wechseln gekennzeichnet war. Angefangen mit der Zackenmoderne der zwanziger Jahre über die neue Monumentalität der dreißiger Jahre bis hin zu Nierentisch und Panorama-Fenster der fünfziger Jahre stellte er sich allen Stilrichtungen und Bauaufgaben. Von seinem Freund und Mentor, dem Darmstädter Verleger Alexander Koch, protegiert (u.a. in den Zeitschriften Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration und Innendekoration), erbaute Breuhaus 1925 dessen Privatvilla in Darmstadt. Als Innenarchitekt stattete er nicht nur seine eigenen Bauten aus, sondern schuf auch die Inneneinrichtungen von Luxuslinern (u.a. der Bremen) für den Norddeutschen Lloyd er gestaltete das Interieur von Hotels, Läden, Schlaf- und Speisewagen, Flugzeugen der Heinkel-Werke oder der Deutschen Lufthansa, und er entwarf die Ausstattung der Zeppelin-Luftschiffe LZ 128 und LZ 129. Wenn Breuhaus auch Verwaltungsgebäude, Mehrfamilienhäuser und Siedlungen baute, so war er doch in erster Linie ein Architekt der (Neu-)Reichen und Etablierten. Seine Baugattung war die Villa, und seine Kunden verkehrten in den Kreisen der High Society. Als ein Gegner der Typisierung des Wohnens vermochte er sich allen Wünschen und Launen seiner Auftraggeber anzupassen und hinterließ auf diese Weise ein Werk, das von einem hohen Maß an Flexibilität und Variabilität gekennzeichnet ist: Allem Schema Feind, überrascht Breuhaus uns immer wieder durch den Reichtum seiner Phantasie und die Unbeirrtheit seines Geschmacks. Bei aller Unterschiedlichkeit tragen seine Bauten deutlich das Signum des Meisters, verraten sie alle seine Handschrift: sie sind - auf den ersten Blick schon erkennbar - Breuhäuser. (Cornelius Witt, 1961). Das Nachwort zu der 1929 in der Reihe Neue Werkkunst erschienenen Werkmonographie setzt sich mit der Bedeutung des Architekten Fritz August Breuhaus kritisch auseinander und verfolgt sein Schaffen bis in die fünfziger Jahre. Reihe/Serie: Neue Werkkunst Nachwort: Catharina Berents Zusatzinfo IV, XXVI S. mit 3 Abb. 76 S. mit 143 Abb. 13 Taf. mit 19 Abb., davon 17 farb. 38 S. mit 55 historischen Anzeigen, und XX S. mit 11 Abb. Sprache: englisch deutsch Maße 195 x 260 mm Einbandart Leinen Technik Architektur Architekten Architekt Architecture Breuhaus de Groot, Fritz A. Kunst Architects Künster Architekonisch ISBN-10 3-7861-2281-4 / 3786122814 ISBN-13 978-3-7861-2281-4 / 9783786122814

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        Südsee-Erinnerungen (1875-1880).

      Berlin A. Hofmann, 109 S. Halbleinen Ohne Jahr, ca 1883. Befriedigender Zustand. Bibl.-Ex. Bibliothekseinband, berieben. Einband und Buchblock getrennt. Fadenheftung gelockert, wenige Seiten ganz lose. Reparaturbedürftig. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Mit 18 s/w und Farbtafeln, Textabb. Vereinzelte Seiten mit Bleistiftanmerkungen am Rand. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Ozeanien Reiseberichte

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        Der Erste und Zweite Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes

      Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1883. viii+228 pages with diagrams and tables lacks frontispiece. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 leather with black boards and gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5210) First edition.The city of Leipzig was the birthplace of the Deutschen Schachbund on July 18th, 1877. Over the next two years sixty-two chess clubs would become members of the foundling chess federation. Hofrat von Gottschall became the chairman of the federation and Hermann Zwanzig was made the general secretary. The Deutschen Schachbund reconvened at the Schützenhaus on July 15th, 1879. To commemorate the meeting, a Schachkongresse master's tournament was organized. This inaugural event was largely an internal affair. Three invitations went out to Austrian chess masters: Berthold Englisch, Karl Pitschel, and Adolf Schwarz. The remaining nine seats went to German chess masters: Louis and Wilfried Paulsen, Max Bier, Ernst Flechsig, Fritz Riemann, Emil Schallopp, Arnold Schottlaender, Johannes Von Minckwitz, and Carl Wemmers. The field and format were extremely limited, with two rounds being played on most days of the tournament. Records have been such that ten of the sixty-six games have not survived to the present day, and therefore they have been omitted from this collection. However, what began with the Deutschen Schachbund in Leipzig in 1879 would in the next two years evolve into one of the stronger and more widely recognized of international chess competitions the world would see over the course of the latter 19th century. Berthold Englisch won this event with 9 wins out of his eleven games.Condition:Rebound in three quarter leather, lacks frontispiece portrait else a very good copy of a scarce tournament.

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        The Chess Monthly

      London: Jas Wade, 1883-1884. iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in quarter brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume V (5). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri’s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      Chatto & Windus, London 1883 - Frontis & Illustrations. Contemporary half morocco. Neat gilt crest stamp on spine. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles [including Ireland]. With Plans of Towns, Copious Letterpress Descriptions, Alphabetical Indexes and Census Tables. Edited and Published by George W.Bacon.

      London, George W.Bacon, no date (ca. 1883 / 1884). Folio. LVII pages Index, Introduction and thorough listing of content. 102 double-paged maps in colour (starting with "Wales / England" - Ending with "The Lakes of Killarney"). Original half leather on five raised bands with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Gilt edges. Excellent example of this wonderful Victorian Atlas. Even though the binding with some stronger signs of rubbing, the beautiful binding is in very firm and very good condition. Original endpapers in unusually excellent condition. Besides the remains of a butterfly-imprint on one page and some occasional foxing to some pages in very good condition. Rare ! Worldwide free registered shipping ! Includes: Historical Introduction / Political Divisions / History and Geology of England, Scotland, Ireland / Description of Principal Towns / Historical Census / Alphabetical Index to Twons - With Populations / Maps, alphabetically arranged: Index Maps (2) / County Maps - including Scotland Wales and Ireland (61) / Plans of Towns (27): Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford, Chatham, Cheltenham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hastings, Hull, London (NW,NE,SW,SE), Leeds, Liverpool (N/S)/ Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Southampton, Tunbridge Wells / Environs of Towns (13): Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London (Railway Map), Liverpool, Manchester, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Orkney and Shetland Isles, Lakes of Killarney/

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        Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Zweiter Band: Der Cirkulationsprocess des Kapitals. Dritter Band, erster Theil: Der Gesamtprocess der kapitalistischen Produktion, Kapitel I-XXVIII. Dritter Band, zweiter Theil: Kapitel XXIX-LII

      Hamburg, Verlag Otto Meissner 1883 - 1883-1885-1894. Vier Bände in 8vo; XXIII, (1), 808 S.; XXVII, (1), 526 S.; (4), 75, (1), XXVIII, 448 S.; IV, 422 S.; Halbmaroquin der Zeit über marmorierten Deckeln mit Lederecken, Rücken auf 4 Bünden mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Bandnummern, gering berieben, keine Reparaturen, jeweils 2 Bände einheitlich gebunden, keine großen Unterschiede der zwei Bandpaare, erste und letzte Blätter leicht gebräunt, innen sonst nur geringe Bräunung zu den Rändern hin, keine Stempel, sauber und frisch, sehr gutes Exemplar. Erster Band in 3. Auflage, Band 2 und 3 in erster Auflage. Vollständige Reihe des von Friedrich Engels herausgegebenen Hauptwerkes von Karl Marx. Im Band III/1 ist die von Fr. Engels verfasste Schrift In Sachen Brentano contra Marx wegen angeblicher Citatsfälschung, Geschichtserzählung und Dokumente, 1891, mit eingebunden. Catalogue Sraffa: 3864, 3867, 3884 und 1584 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life on the Mississippi

      Boston: James R Osgood and Company, 1883. 624 pages with frontispiece and over 300 black and white illustrations. Royal Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") Issued in the original brown cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial on spine and black and gilt lettering with pictorial on cover. Lacks the illustration of Twain's head in flames on page 441, and the corrected "St Charles Hotel" on page 443. Simultaneously published in 1883 in the United States and Great Britain, the book is the first submitted to a publisher as a typewritten manuscript (BAL 34II) Second state of the first American edition. Twain once remarked that he considered this book his masterpiece, the book that would outlive his other works and endure as a classic. Of course, Twain once defined a classic as a book everybody talks about but nobody ever reads. At first glance it seems to be a travel book, but it is really a highly readable discursive autobiographical account of Twain's boyhood and his region, and of a culture that radically changed since he left home 30 years earlier. It makes good reading as background for Huck Finn. The only thing that is known of the printing history is what Twain wrote in 1891: that 50,000 copies were printed and bound, but only 32,000 sold. Implication is that the unsold copies were reissued by Charles L Webster between 1884 and 1891 when he took over Osgood's stock. Copies are found with Osgood's sheets and Webster cancel title-page, in Webster bindings, dated 1888 and 1891. As a subscription book, this book was similar in size to the hefty tomes of the American Publishing Company, but the handsome pictorial brown cloth binding ranks with the binding of Huck Finn as one of the best on a Twain first edition. It could be ordered with gilt edges, in full sheep, three-quarter morocco, and three-quarter calf. (MacDonald: Firsts.)This is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' (apprentice) of an experienced pilot, Horace E. Bixby. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". Although Twain was actually 21 when he began his training, he uses artistic license to make himself seem somewhat younger, referring to himself as a "fledgling" and a "boy" who "ran away from home" to seek his fortune on the river, and playing up his own callowness and naïveté. In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales. In 1980 the book was adapted as a TV movie for American public television, with David Knell performing as Sam Clemens, and Robert Lansing as Horace Bixby, the steamboat pilot who mentored him. The film used many tall tales from the book, woven into a fictional narrative. In 2010, Life on the Mississippi was adapted as a stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas M. Parker and music by Denver Casado. It was produced that year in Kansas City, Missouri and Door County, Wisconsin. Condition:Recased in original spine, some occasional foxing and finger soiling, one signature slightly sprung else a very good and bright copy.

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Macmillan, London 1883 - Original red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine with triple ruled spine edges. Triple ruled borders to both boards. With gold vignettes, Alice and the pig baby on the front and the Cheshire cat on the rear within triple ruled gilt roundels. Page edges all gilt finished. Black endpapers. 192 pages, and one page of adverts for other works by Lews Carroll. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Forty-two illustrations by Tenniel, 5.25 X 7.5 inches. A very good copy, Externally only a little rubbed at the corners and spine ends, and a few marks to the cloth, overall very little wear to the cloth which is mainly quite sound and clean with gilt lettering and decorations all quite bright. Internally the binding is quite solid with sound inner hinges. There is some browning to the frontispiece and title pages, but the pages are mainly quite clean throughout. All complete and in good order with no loose or missing pages. No marking or inscriptions etc. Gilt page edges all bright. A vey nice well cared for copy of this classic book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Chat noir. Organe des intérêts de Montmartre. Deuxième année complète du n°53 du 13 janvier 1883 au n°103 du 29 décembre 1883

      Au cabaret Le Chat noir. Originale.50 numbers paperback edition undercover waiting bleue.Chaque number consists of four pages. Texts Emile Goudeau, Alphonse Allais and Jean Richepin and Paul Verlaine ("The Black Cat", "languor," "The Princess Berenice," "Pantoum neglected", "Landscape", "lantern Council", "Dawn to upside down "," A pouacre "," Madrigal ") notamment.Dessins Willette, Rodolphe Salis, Henri de Sta, Dash-Bognet, Henri Pille, Caran d'Ache etc.The Black Cat is a weekly magazine founded by Rodolphe Salis and Emile Goudeau, published from 1882 to 1897 in order to promote the famous cabaret of the same name which it purports memory. It publishes texts declaimed during performances. It is, moreover, an important literary and artistic testimony of the late nineteenth century, around the bohemian and Parisian effervescence all its own. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Au cabaret Le Chat noir Paris 1883 31x45cm broché

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        Treasure Island


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        Fine original portrait drawing of the composer in half-profile by the Viennese artist Benedikt Dolbin (1883-1971)...

      Signed by the artist with initials and with the composer's name to upper right corner. Undated, but most probably Vienna, ca. 1920. Executed in black pencil on the blank side of a sheet of stationery carrying the letterhead of Universal Edition in Vienna. 286 x 222 mm. "[Milhaud] was associated with the avant garde of the 1920s, whose abundant production reflects all musical genres. A pioneer in the use of percussion, polytonality, jazz and aleatory techniques, his music allies lyricism with often complex harmonies. Though his sources of inspiration were many and varied, his music has compelling stylistic unity." Jeremy Drake in Grove Music Online. Dolbin (pseud. Fred Pollack, 1883-1971) was born in Vienna and educated there. Trained as an engineer, he subsequently studied musical composition with Arnold Schoenberg and became a member of the Viennese group "Die Bewegung." He commenced drawing portraits of leading artistic personalities from ca. 1917 onwards for Viennese newspapers and journals. Because of his Jewish origins, Dolbin's work was banned in Austria in 1935, at which time he emigrated to the United States....

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians]
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        Etude sur la restauration de la lèvre inférieure, suivie de la description d'un nouveau procédé pour refaire le bord libre au moyen d'un lambeau muqueux en forme de pont.

      Lyon, Duc, Demaison, 1883. ____ Seule édition. Illustré par quatre photographies originales collées : deux d'après des dessins et deux montrant le visage d'un patient. ***** Only edition. This small work on plastic surgery is very rare. Illustrated by 4 actual photographs, 2 after drawings and 2 showing the patient face. Pictures a bit faded, last leaves disbound, but a fine copy. Inscribed on cover : "M. de Santi. Donné pour une analyse soignée de ce travail" In-8. Collation : 77, (4) pp., 3 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture imprimée.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        An Essay on the Genius of Geo. Cruikshank.

      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 appears 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, and gilt turn-ins. Spine sunned, oil offsetting from binding to upper margin of preliminary leaves. Overall, a near fine copy. T.e.g.

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