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        Carte generale du Golfe du Mexique.

      Artist: Collin E ; issued in : Paris; date: 1883 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm): 64 x 95 - description: Seachart of the golf of Mexico with Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Mexiko, Kuba uand the western part of Jamaica. Map depicts al depths of the gold and the coasts.

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1883 - 1883 Original Paperback Wisden.

      1883. Hi, This lot is an 1883 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper touched up but other than that 100% Original and it is in Very Good Condition for the year. The covers are nice, just some darkening mainly to the front with some wear around the spine , tightly bound with the odd spot within the book.

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        The Field of Disease

      London: Macmillan and Co., , 1883. A Book of Preventive Medicine. Octavo. Original maroon cloth, sides blocked in blind with a two-line border, gilt lettering to spine, sand patterned endpapers. W. H. Smith library stamp on front free endpaper, contemporary ownership inscription at head of half-title. Spine sunned, rubbing to extremities, foxing to edges and occasionally to margins; a very good copy. First edition. Richardson was best-known for his research into anaesthetics and for his involvement in public health and the sanitary movement. He founded and edited the first journal dedicated to public health, the Journal of Public Health and Sanitary Review, in 1855, and wrote prolifically on health, but also plays, biographies, poems, songs, and "even a romantic novel, The Son of a Star (3 vols., 1888)" (ODNB). He was knighted in June 1893. Of this book he wrote "I have written this work for those members of the intelligent reading public who... wish to know the leading facts about the diseases of the human family, their causes and prevention". It is written in the form of a reference book.

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        Cram's Universal Family Atlas of the World

      George F. Cram,, Chicago: 1883 - Small folio, original dark brown cloth, elaborate gilt title on front cover, all edges stained red, 70 maps.Binding shows some minor staining and wear at extremities, but nice and sturdy, finger soiling to some margins, maps generally bright and clean. Very good or better overall. Of the 70 colored maps, the United States, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the World are among the double page maps. Other maps include railroad and county maps of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Dakota, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Phillips 912. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Es war einmal... Hamburg vor dem Zollanschluß

      Es war einmal. . . Hamburg vor dem Zollanschluß. Mappe I - III. 30 wunderschöne schwarz-weiß Photoabzüge in A4-format nach Originalen aus den Jahren 1883/84, in ausgezeichneter Qualität und Verfassung Versand frei

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        Soirée de Paris, organisée sous la direction de M. le Comte Etienne de Beaumont au théâtre de la Cigale du 17 mai au 30 juin 1924.

      Edition originale de cet important programme illustré (Picasso, Braque, Derain, Jean Hugo). Le comte Étienne de Beaumont (1883-1956), fut à la fois un créateur de décors de ballets, de costumes et de bijoux, un peintre, un mondain accompli, connu pour ses bals masqués, et un généreux mécène. Le 17 mai 1924, il inaugure les Soirées de Paris au Théâtre de la Cigale à Montmartre. Celles-ci ne dureront qu'une année, mêlant spectacles de music-hall, ballet, poésie et théâtre, avec la participation d'artistes aussi variés que Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque ou encore Erik Satie et Darius Milhaud. Avec sa femme Édith, Étienne de Beaumont commandita des films et des ballets d'avant-garde, puis, après la guerre, fonda l'Association franco-américaine. Paul Morand, Jean Cocteau, Marc Allégret, Lucien Daudet, René Crevel ont décrit l'extraordinaire personnalité du comte de Beaumont.- Programme complet des ballets chorégraphiés par Massine, décors et costume par Picasso, Braque, Derain, Jean Hugo (ill.), musiques de Milhaud, Satie, Sauguet. Théâtre de Tzara, Cocteau. Argument et distribution de chaque spectacle. Salade, contrepoint chorégraphique en deux actes, musique de Darius Milhaud, décors et costumes de G. Braque, chorégraphie de L. Massine. Mercure, poses plastiques, thème et chorégraphie de Massine, musique d'Erik Satie, décor et costumes de Picasso. Les roses, chorégraphie de Massine, musique d'Henri Sauguet. Gigue, chorégraphie de Massine, décor et costumes d'André Derain. Vogues, trois pages dansées, illustrations de Valentine Hugo, poème de Paul Morand. Mouchoir de nuages, tragédie en quinze actes de Tristan Tzara, costumes de Jeanne Lanvin, projections de Loïe Fuller. Roméo et Juliette, drame de W. Shakespeare, adaptation et mise en scène de Jean Cocteau, décors et costumes de Jean Hugo. Ballet espagnol par J. M. Sert, dansé par Ida Rubinstein. Danses actuelles par H. Wills.- In fine, Catalogue de l'exposition l'Art au théâtre, au music-hall et au cirque (introd. de Léon Daudet, oeuvres de Cézanne, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, liste des oeuvres avec provenance).

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        L'Oeuvre complet de Rembrandt. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes.

      A.LEVY 1883 - L'Oeuvre complet de Rembrandt. Decrit et commenté par M. Eugene Dutuit et reproduit a l'aide des procédés de l'heliogravure par M. Charreyre. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes du maitre, accompagné de leur reproduction en fac-similé de la grandeur des originaux. Precede d'une introduction sur la vie de Rembrandt et de l'appreciation de ses oeuvres. Tome 1 SEUL. 229 pages,complet de ses 202 gravures, interieur en tres bon etat,couverture a restaurer RARE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TRAVERS VENISE. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses gravures dans le texte et de treize eaux-fortes.

      1883. Paris Librairie de l'Art 1883 In folio piccolo. Pagine 64 Bella legatura editoriale coeva in tela grigia. Titoli in oro entro cornice di volute e motivi floreali in nero. Numerose illustrazioni in bianco e nero nel testo e fuori testo. Tredici belle acqueforti a piena pagina fuori testo di cui alcune riprese da vedute di Canaletto protette da velina e stampate su carta forte. Ottima e smagliante copia di questo bel volume su Venezia. Molto raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Ouvrage d'Art

      1883. SOCIETE DÂ’AQUARELLISTES FRANCAIS. Ouvrage dÂ’Art. Publié avec le Concours Artistique de Tous les Societaires. Paris: H. Launette, Goupil, 1883. Two volumes. Tall folio (13 by 19 inches), contemporary full green morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $2200.Beautifully bound limited edition of this splendidly illustrated survey of the Fifth Exposition of the Société dÂ’Aquarellistes, number 43 of only 110 copies printed on Japon Imperiale.Among the 24 artists featured in this Cinquième Exhibition catalogue are: Charles Delort, Gustave Doré, Alphonse de Neuville, Edouard Detaille, Jules Jacquemart, Louis Leloir, Maurice Leloir and Gustave Jacquet—comprising not only the great watercolorists of the late 19th century, but also some of the major names in book illustration. Each artistÂ’s profile includes an article written by one of the principal French critics of the day, two full-page (one hors texte) and two vignette photogravure reproductions of the artistÂ’s works, often printed in blue or sepia, as well as numerous in-text wood engravings. Text in French. Bookplates.Interiors fine, spines with light expert restoration. A beautiful set, very finely bound by Leighton.

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        Våra minnen.[Stockholm], (colophon: Stuttgart, printed at the Deutsche Verlagsanstalt), [1886]. 8vo. With a lithographed title-page, a portrait of Princes Eugen and Carl in Arab costume, and 15 plates (mostly collotype reproductions of photographic views) with captions printed on the tissue guards. Contemporary black half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine with title, textured cloth sides.

      Forbes 3863; Kroepelien 1318; O'Reilly & Reitmann 1359b; WorldCat (6 copies). A privately printed work recording travels by the Swedish Princes Carl, Eugen, and Oscar. The greater part of the work details the Pacific voyage of the Vanadis (1883-1885), with contributions by the Princes themselves and by Fredrik Adelborg, Nils Gustaf Sundström, Bengt Axel, Eugen Ribbing and Carlo Landberg. Two chapters deal with Polynesia, including Hawaii. The volume further records travels in Tahiti, Egypt, the Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Jerusalem), India, and the Philippines. The plates include a view of Beirut and a Bedouin camp.With a signed presentation inscription by Prince Carl to "Syster Jenny", dated "sommaren 1890". Some browning and spotting, a few leaves with a faint marginal waterstain, spine damaged, corners bumped. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Mademoiselle de Maupin. Double amour. -

      Conquet et Charpentier 1883 -, Paris - 2 volumes. Grand in-8 Tome 1: XVI + 374 pp. Tome 2: 373 pp. Sous étui. Reliure plein maroquin vert-bronze. Dos à nerfs orné d'un jeu de 5 filets dorés entre les nerfs. Plats décorés de 8 filets dorés. Trois tranches dorées. Reliure signée CHAMBOLLE-DURU. Edition illustrée de 18 compositions de TOUDOUZE. MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE, magistralement relié. TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 150 exemplaires numérotés de tête sur Japon contenant les illustrations en deux états. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Inversion du sens génital et autres perversions sexuelles

      Paris, Aux bureaux du progrès médical, A. Delaye & E. Lecrosnier, 1883. 1883, 1883, in-4, 38 pp, broché, couverture d'attente, Rare première édition de cette publication présentée par Charcot et Magnan consacrée aux habitudes sexuelles "dégénérées", extraite des Archives de neurologie. Les auteurs traitent ici de l'homosexualité et du fétichisme. Notons que le terme "fétichisme" est utilisé pour la première dans un sens sexologique en 1887 dans un article de la Revue philosophique par Alfred Binet, qui s'appuie justement sur les exemples donnés par Charcot et Magnan (exemples des clous de chaussures pour femme, du bonnet de nuit et du tablier blanc). Les deux psychiatres s'appuient sur les témoignages de patients et leur généalogie dans le but de démontrer que les déviances sexuelles sont les conséquences d'une folie "héréditaire", d'une "dégénérescence". Bel exemplaire

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Men of Mark. A Gallery of Contemporary Portraits of Men Distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in Science, Literature and Art, the Army, Navy, Law Medicine, Etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield With brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper, F.S.A.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1876-1883 - 7 volumes bound as 4. Quarto. Contemporary blue half calf with blue boards, titles to spines gilt on burgundy and red labels, decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bindings rubbed to edges, internally clean and bright, an attractive set. 255 Woodburytype plates. First editions. One of the masterpieces of Victorian photographic portraiture this was the first substantial production fully to utilise the Woodburytype process. The sitters include Edward, Prince of Wales, Disraeli, Ainsworth, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Robert Browning, Dilke, Alma-Tadema, Edward Fry, Joseph Chamberlain, Frederick Leighton, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Gustav Dore, Anthony Trollope, John Manners, Frederick Goodall, Lord Napier, Andrew Clark M.D., Sir William Withey Gull, Charles Darwin, Richard Burton, Lord Lytton, Samuel Plimsol, James Anthony Froude, John Everett Millais, Lumb Stocks, Tennyson, Henry Irving, Dr Benjamin Richardson, Lord Charles Beresford, Charles Siemens, Gladstone, Rawlinson, Granville, G.F. Watts, Lord Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Leon Gambetta, Palgrave, White Baker, William Frith, H.M. Stanley, Thomas Huxley, Earl of Carnarvon, Thomas Hughes and innumerable other Victorian worthies. With full page biographies of each of the subjects. The Woodburytype process involved the preparation of photosensitive plates and multiple layers of tinted gelatin. The resultant images are famous for their clarity and for the spectacular depth. However the process was also expensive as each plate could produce as few as 50 copies before needing replacement so the method soon fell out of favour and other less expensive, albethey less clear processes of photomechanical reproduction were developed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Lidia. Revista Taurina. Año I, 1883,

      - Del Nº 1, Domingo 25 De Marzo De 1883 al nº 43 Lunes 31 De Diciembre de 1883. Encuadernación editorial en tela con estampaciones, formato folio. Profusamente ilustrado. leve mancha en la cubierta delantera [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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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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        Pair of Signed Portrait Photographs, by Giovanni Ambrosetti of Turin, (Prince of Savoy, 1854-1931, nephew of Vittorio Emanuele II and 2nd Duke of Genoa, 1855, Admiral, Regent of Italy 1915-1918) and his wife ISABELLA (1863-1924, eldest daughter of Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, 4th son of Ludwig I)

      1883 - showing them three quarter face, head and shoulders, the new Duchess in an elegant dress with appliqué work, square neckline, choker, seven rows of pearls, contrasting with light coloured embroidered sleeves, signed below 'Isabella di Baviera Duchessa di Genova', the Prince in Naval uniform, signed below 'Tomaso di Savoia', each 5" x 3¾" oval in the photographer's 'Turin Format' and his hinged oval dark red leather case, 6¼" x 4¾", bearing the crowned arms of Savoy and Bavaria, 'Ricordo' and the date, no place, for 3rd May upper cover rubbed in parts of armorials Prince Tommaso was brought up by the king his uncle, who supervised his education. He spent time as a pupil of Matthew Arnold and at Harrow, was an expert on naval monoeuvres and sailed round the world. The couple married in Munich on 14th April 1883. On their return, there were great celebrations in Rome (3rd May 1883), including the first of the famous 'Carrousel of the Carabinieri', in the Piazza di Siena. This was a display of horsemanship, recreating the Charge of Pastrengo, 3rd May 1848, during the First War of Independence. It was revived in 1933, and has become the close of the International Horse Festival held in the Piazza, a huge area within the Villa Borghese. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Marvellous Imperial Cabinet photo by J. C. Schaarwächter, Berlin, signed and inscribed (Wilhelm Nikolaus, 1831-1888, son-in-law of Queen Victoria, Emperor of Germany for 99 days)

      1883 - inscribed in English "Frederick William Crown Prince of Germany & Prussia" with the place and date, showing him three quarters length in uniform with his hands folded over his sword, 12¾" x 7½", Berlin, February Autograph material by Friedrich III is uncommon due to his early death from throat cancer. He only survived his father Wilhelm I by three months. As Crown Prince his position was made very difficult by his opposition to Bismarck and also as his wife Victoria, Empress Frederick antagonised the Prussian people with her aggressive & tactless Englishness. Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter (1847-1904) was one of the most prestigious photographic ateliers in imperial Berlin between the 1870s and about 1900.

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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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