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        Life on the Mississippi

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

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

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

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        THE KANSAS PICTURE BOOK

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

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        Life on the Mississippi

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

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

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

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

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

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        Burlington Route CB & Q R. R.

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

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

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

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        Cruise of the Revenue Steamer Corwin

      

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        Nights with Uncle Remus

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

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        THE KAMA SUTRA OF VATSYAYANA

      The Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, [Paris ?] 1883 - Most likely the second edition (stated reprint) of the Burton translation of this Hindu classic that looks to practically describe a link between a healthy sexual life and happiness. At the time Burton had to conceal his involvement with this publication with dubious publication information. Britain had passed the obscene publications act of 1857 to quash any works that would offend polite victorian society. The first edition in parts is extremely scarce. A near fine copy with only a bit of light soiling to boards and a slight cupping to open edge, no marks or bookplate. Single gilt rule on front vellum board, rear line in blind. Title in gilt on spine along with date (1883) and single gilt lines. Printed on an unmarked laid paper, 181, (1 ad) pp. Light browning to flys and page edges with all edges uncut. 7 3/4" X 5 3/8". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Wee Willie Winkie and other stories

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

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        Peck's Bad Boy and his Pa

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

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        PECK'S BAD BOY AND HIS PA

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

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        The Complete Angler

      J.C. Nimmo and Bain 1883 - A nice copy of half green morocco by Bayntun Riviere. A rare copy. Gilt back, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed.8vo. pp.xv, 445. With half title, title in red and black. 8 etched plates by Damman (including 2 portraits) present in 2 states.74 woodcut engravings in the text (most on India paper, mounted incl. title vignette) Twelfth major edition. Oliver 108. Slater p.29 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PECK'S BAD BOY AND HIS PA

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

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

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

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        Thackeray's Works

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

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        Friends, Though Divided. A Tale of the Civil War

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

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        The Topographer, His Instruments and Methods

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

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        Lekythen

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

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

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

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        Nights with Uncle Remus

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

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

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

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        Ordanance Gazetteer of Scotland

      - Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical. Thomas C. Jack, Edinburgh 1883-85. Brown pebbled cloth with gilt armorial crests to front, gilt titles to spines. Superb quality of engravings, plans, and coloured county maps throughout: 7 fold-out maps and plans in Volume I, 5 in Volume II, 6 in Volume III, 8 in Volume IV, 8 in Volume V, 8 double-page maps in Volume VI, as well as 70 tissue-guarded engravings throughout volumes. Artists include S Bough, J Fleming, JA Houston, D Mackenzie and A Paterson. Engravers include W Forest, T Watt, A Thom, and P Justyne. The coloured plans by J Bartholemew were commissioned for the work, and the lovely coloured county maps were engraved on steel by WH Lizars. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felis Jaguarondi [Yaguaroundi ]

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

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        MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

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

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        The Great Pyramid. Observatory, Tomb and Temple

      Chatto & Windus, London, United Kingdom 1883 - "Proctor was inspired by a passage in the neo-Platonic philosopher Proculus's commentary on Plato's Timaes, which mentioned that before the Great Pyramid was completed it was used as an observatory. Based on his reading of the account he surmised that when the Pyramid was completed to its fiftieth course, i.e. to the level of the top of the Grand Gallery, which was also the floor of the Kings Chamber, it would have made an excellent observatory." CONDITION Brown bds with Black ruled design and bright Gilt tooled detailing (light rubbed cloth which is just starting at spine ends, white mark to rear and smudge to front) pp 323 with with 8 illus and publishers list to rear. Mostly very bright but tissue guard to frontis is discoloured and half title sl foxed, title page has name in pencil. Copy is sl shaken. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        L'ombrelle, Le Gant, Le Manchon

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1883. First Edition. Three Quarters Morocco. Fine. Avril, Paul. 4to - over 9¾. Book. 138 pp. Printed in 1882, date given for issue 1883. First edition. Handsome 3/4 navy morocco binding by Root & Sons. Charming Paul Avril two tone illustrations throughout, and brilliant half-title color plate, rich with gilding. Heavy stock paper. Ribbon book mark intact. Stunning book production and relic from the Belle Epoque!

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        LES VOUS ET LES TU

      Paris: Les Amis de Livres, 1883. ONE OF 80 COPIES (none for sale). This is a charming, and charmingly bound, edition of Voltaire's love poem to a former mistress, once a beautiful young girl addressed as "tu," now a grand lady who must be addressed with the formal "vous." Both the elegant binding and the gently racy engravings evoke the styles of Voltaire's 18th century "ancien regime" France. The poem was written to Suzanne Catherine de Livry, Marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet.. 252 x 160 mm. (9 7/8 x 6 3/8"). [4] leaves. ONE OF 80 COPIES (none for sale). VERY PRETTY CORAL PINK CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, BY PÉTRUS RUBAN (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with intricate rococo frame composed of swirling acanthus leaves, flowers, birds, bees, cornucopia, arrows, trumpets, and ribbons; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral centerpiece and volute cornerpieces, broad turn-ins with lovely roll featuring roses on undulating stems, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original wrappers bound in. In a matching morocco-trimmed marbled slipcase. Text within engraved historiated frames in the rococo style by G. Fraipont, and with an additional set of the engravings before text printed on Japon. A BEAUTIFUL, UNBLEMISHED COPY (even the original wrappers in very fine state). This is a charming, and charmingly bound, edition of Voltaire's love poem to a former mistress, once a beautiful young girl addressed as "tu," now a grand lady who must be addressed with the formal "vous." Both the elegant binding and the gently racy engravings evoke the styles of Voltaire's 18th century "ancien regime" France. The poem was written to Suzanne Catherine de Livry, Marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet.

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        Nights with Uncle Remus

      Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1883. Copyright dates, 1881, 1883, 1892, 1904 and 1905, All Five Volumes Are First Editions, First Printings. Book 1-Uncle Remus And His Songs and Sayings, first edition with 1881 on the title page and with first issue note "presumptive" mis-spelled on p. 9 bottom line rather sheet. Green cloth over boards with gilt and black lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Butterflied inside covers front and back. Book 2-Nights with Uncle Remus, 1883 on the title page, first edition, first printing. Black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine Gray inside covers front and back. Illustrated throughout. For edge and bottom page edges are not caught. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, with chips out of the head and toe of the spine light soiling to the back inside cover flyleaf. Book 3-Uncle Remus and His Friends, 1892 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Illustrated by A. B. Frost green cloth over boards with black and gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Gray inside covers front and back with previous owner's name written I and the upper inside corner of the front flyleaf. Gutter slightly crack on the inside front and back covers. For edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Book 4-The Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus,1904 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Orange cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine decorative inside covers front and back, gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Illustrated in color by A. B. Frost and E. W. Kimball book. Previous owner's name and label on the inside front flyleaf and post flyleaf. 5-Uncle Remus New Stories of the Old Plantation, 1905 listed on the inside title page, first edition, first printing. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine, glued on pictorial label mostly missing. Gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. Previous owner's name written on the inside flyleaf. Volume two's spine is a little shaky but still secure, four plates missing from volume three. all five volumes are in clear pocketed covers. A rare and collectible set of books. Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/no dust Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Collectible History.

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        Felis Euptilura [Leopard 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 `Leopard Cat Felis bengalensis . [is one] of the most widely distributed Asian small cats ranging from North India and Nepal across China as far as the Amur River basin in Siberia and south through Indo-China, Malaysia, Indonesia to the Philippine Islands. The leopard cat prefers forested areas but can adapt to a wide variety of habitats and is even to be found near human settlements. It is an excellent swimmer and has colonised many small offshore islands. Prey includes fish as well as birds, reptiles, rodents, hares and young deer. There is considerable variation in appearance depending on locality but the typical form has a coat of tawny or buff fur strikingly marked with large dark brown spots. Animals from the colder areas in the north of the range are larger, thicker haired, greyish in colour with rather indistinct rufous markings, while examples from the Indonesian islands are small, short haired and marked with numerous small spots. Overall length between 20 and 37 inches; weight from 6 to 15lb. Shown here are two leopard cats from Siberia and northern China.' ( The Natural History Museum Library Big Cats A selection of magnificent illustrations by Joseph Wolf London: 1991, pp.18-22). 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Santa Fe Tertio-Millennial Anniversary Celebration and Grand Mining and Industrial Exposition 1550 - 1883 - Ephemera

      1883 - Two items of ephemera from the Santa Fe Tertio-Millennial Anniversary Celebration of 1883; a ticket for a Grand Ball for the Tertio-Millennial, on green cardstock; and an advertisement for the celebration on tan cardstock. Both items are in very good condition. The ticket is light green with black text and measures 2 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" wide. It states a Grand Ball will be held in Santa Fe, but the words "Fancy Dress" and the original date of the ball "Friday Evening, August 10th, 1883" have been crossed out in contemporary ink, with a new date handwritten "Tuesday Sept 18th". On the back of the ticket is written "No 66". The ticket has light wear to the edges and light soil on the back. The advertisement for the celebration is on tan cardstock with black ink and measures 4 1/2" tall by 6 1/2" wide. Advertisement has light soiling to front and back, and light wear to corners. The advertisement provides the location and time of the celebration: "Santa Fe, New Mexico, Monday, July 2d, to Friday, August 3d, Inclusive." It also lists associated officers, board of directors and committee members. This anniversary celebration was advertised as "one third of one thousand years" or the 333rd anniversary of Santa Fe. It celebrated specific historical eras by having "Indian Day," "Spanish Day," and "American Day," reenacted famous scenes from history and exhibited the cities resources and accomplishments. ; 2 pp

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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