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        Sous bois.

      L. Conquet - G. Charpentier, 1883, 1 volume de 145x220 mm environ, 269 pages, reliure signée Chambolle-Duru en plein maroquin vert émeraude, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres dorés, orné de caissons à motifs et fleurons dorés, encadrement des plats d'un triple filet doré avec un fleuron à chaque angle, coupes et chasses dorées, gardes marbrées, tranches dorées, couverture d'origine conservée. Ex-libris gravé sur le premier contreplat. Exemplaire N° 54, un des 150 exemplaires sur Chine avec suite illustré de 78 compositions de H. Giacomelli. Dos insolé, infime mouillure sur la première garde, sinon bon état.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Revue Industrielle. Année 1881 [ Année 1881 Complète ] Contient notamment les 25 planches doubles suivantes : Treuil pour torpilles divergentes ; Installation d'appareils réfrigérants à la Morgue ; Perforateurs Burton ; Pont de Plattsmouth sur le Missouri ; Distribution elliptique Joy ; Préservation du fer et de l'acier ; Varlope mécanique ; Tramways funiculaires à San-Francisco ; Régulateur de lumière électrique de Gramme ; Traitement des matières de vidanges à la voirie de Bondy ; Machine Gramme à cinq lumières ; Procédés mécaniques pour la production du froid ; De l'emploi de l'acier doux pour la construction des coques de navires dans les arsenaux de la marine nationale française ; Chèvre en acier de 50000 kg ; Drague à aspiration et refoulement ; Fabrication de l'oxygène ; Compteur de l'eau entraînée mécaniquement par la vapeur ; Epreuves de rupture à l'arsenal de Toulon ; Machine Compound des mines de Calumet et Hécla ; Elévateur hydraulique du canal de Neufossé ; Machine Gramme cylindrique ; Générateurs à vapeur de Naeyer et Cie, au Palais de l'Industrie ; Machine à vapeur à quatre tiroirs, système Farcot ; Appareils d'épuisement des bassins de Missiessy, à l'arsenal maritime de Toulon ; Générateur à vapeur Collet et Cie, au Palais de l'Industrie

      1 vol. in-folio reliure demi-percaline bordeaux, Revue Industrielle, 1883, 520 pp. Bon état (2 feuillets débrochés, très bon état par ailleurs). Contient notamment les 25 planches doubles suivantes : Treuil pour torpilles divergentes ; Installation d'appareils réfrigérants à la Morgue ; Perforateurs Burton ; Pont de Plattsmouth sur le Missouri ; Distribution elliptique Joy ; Préservation du fer et de l'acier ; Varlope mécanique ; Tramways funiculaires à San-Francisco ; Régulateur de lumière électrique de Gramme ; Traitement des matières de vidanges à la voirie de Bondy ; Machine Gramme à cinq lumières ; Procédés mécaniques pour la production du froid ; De l'emploi de l'acier doux pour la construction des coques de navires dans les arsenaux de la marine nationale française ; Chèvre en acier de 50000 kg ; Drague à aspiration et refoulement ; Fabrication de l'oxygène ; Compteur de l'eau entraînée mécaniquement par la vapeur ; Epreuves de rupture à l'arsenal de Toulon ; Machine Compound des mines de Calumet et Hécla ; Elévateur hydraulique du canal de Neufossé ; Machine Gramme cylindrique ; Générateurs à vapeur de Naeyer et Cie, au Palais de l'Industrie ; Machine à vapeur à quatre tiroirs, système Farcot ; Appareils d'épuisement des bassins de Missiessy, à l'arsenal maritime de Toulon ; Générateur à vapeur Collet et Cie, au Palais de l'Industrie

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        MR. SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILY

      1883. In Three Volumes. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. 32 pp Vol I ads dated March 1883. Original blue-green cloth decorated in brown. First Edition of this novel about a man who valued his estate above his honor, and who accordingly tried to have his cake and eat it too...~John Scarborough, owner of a large landed property in Hertfordshire, resented the restrictions of the law of entail [predetermined succession of estate]. He accordingly devised a scheme whereby he was able by a double marriage, one before and one after the birth of his eldest son, to declare him illegitimate or not, as the future might make desirable... [Gerould]~It is not hard to imagine the subterfuge and treachery this scheme creates between father, elder son and younger son.~MR. SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILY first appeared serially in "All The Year Round," running weekly from May 1882 to June 1883, during which span (December 1882) Trollope died; this three-decker was published posthumously in May 1883. As with most Victorian three-decker novels, it was priced at 31s. 6d.: most people could not afford to buy it, but would rather have to rent it from the lending libraries (which could buy the volumes at a steep discount).~This is an unusually bright, near-fine set (Vol I has a trace of wear at the spine ends, slight cracking of its endpapers, and minor bubbling of the cloth near its front joint -- just like the one other close-to-fine copy we have had). The bindings are clean, and the gilt is bright -- highly remarkable for a novel that was produced for lending libraries to be rented out fortnightly and "read to death." Sadleir (Trollope) 66; Wolff did not have a copy. Housed in a handsome felt-lined clamshell case with leather labels.

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        Erscheinung / Nächtliche Figuren. Buntstiftzeichnung auf leichtem Zeichenkarton. 43,5 x 58 cm. Links unten signiert und bezeichnet "Erscheinung", rechts unten mit Schabsignatur, verso eigenhändig "Nächtliche Figuren" bezeichnet, datiert (1955) und abermals signiert.

      - [Die linke untere Ecke mit einer leichten Knickspur, ein kleiner Riß im oberen rechten (weißen) Rand, die rechte untere Ecke mit zwei kleinen Einrißen und einer Knickfalte, verso eine geometrisches Blatt wohl aus Kuhfuß Unterricht stammend]. Etwas ungewöhnliches Blatt von Kuhfuss. - Paul Kuhfuss (1883-1960) erhielt seine Ausbildung zunächst an der Königlichen Kunstschule und später an der Königlichen Akademischen Hochschule für bildende Künste (heute UdK) bei Anton von Werner und Philipp Franck. Ab 1913 stellte er regelmäßig u.a. bei der Großen Berliner Kunstausstellung, der Freien Secession und der Berliner Secession aus. Von 1935 bis '45 zog er sich auf Grund von Denunziation und Repressionen zurück und übte öffentlich nur seinen Lehrberuf aus, der ihm materielle Unabhängigkeit sicherte. Nach 1945 war er weiterhin als Lehrer tätig und durfte zunächst wieder ausstellen, geriet aber im Zuge der Formalismusdiskussion auf Grund seiner Position der "Eigengesetzlichkeit der Kunst" selbstredend erneut ins Abseits. - Provenienz: Das Blatt stammt aus dem hier vorliegenden, bisher unbekannten Nachlass der Illustratorin und Bühnenbildnerin Gerda Schafhirt, einer Gefährtin von Kuhfuss, die u.a. den Sommer 1955 mit ihm zusammenlebend und -arbeitend in Born auf dem Darss verbrachte, und ist entsprechend noch nicht bei Hellwich/Röske verzeichnet. Bei weitergehendem Interesse können Sie mich gerne kontaktieren. 3850 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Revue Industrielle. Année 1883 [ Année 1883 Complète ] Contient notamment les 25 planches doubles suivantes : Bateaux torpilleurs par Thornycroft ; Machine à briques à deux hélices par Boulet Lacroix ; Compresseur d'air par Burton et Fils ; Transbordement des wagons pour traverser le Saint-Laurent ; Machine à aléser et à fraiser par Ch. Donnay ; Contrpoleur automatique pour chemins de fer, système H. Morris ; Exploitation de la Roussière aux ardoisières de la Rivière ; Installation d'un Sirène à vapeur pour signaux de la brume ; Machine Compound avec distribution à soupapes ; Pont roulant américain construit par la "Yale Lock Company" ; Indications relatives aux demandes de brevets d'invention ; Eclairage à l'électricité du pont suspendu entre NEw-York et Brooklyn ; Soulèvement et déplacement de bâtiments en maçonnerie ; Usine élévatoire et réservoir de Villejuif ; Installation de compresseurs d'air avec moteur hydraulique au tunnel de Wizzanova ; Viaduc métallique construit sur le Val-Saint-Léger ; Foyers fumivores appliqués au chauffage des générateurs de vapeur ; Pompes élévatoires de l'usine d'Ivry, construites par Farcot ; Haveuse atmosphérique par Chénot ; Machine Gramme de 3500 ampères pour l'affinage du cuivre ; Machine à agglomérer à double compression, système Couffinhal ; Locomotive à huit roues couplées du chemin de fer du Saint-Gothard ; Scie circulaire avec appareils préventifs, système Fromm ; Treuil à un seul arbre, système Dujour et Bianchi

      1 vol. in-folio reliure demi-percaline bordeaux, Revue Industrielle, 1883, 520 pp. Bel exemplaire. Rare exemplaire bien complet des 52 numéros de l'année 1883. On y trouve notamment les 25 planches doubles suivantes : Bateaux torpilleurs par Thornycroft ; Machine à briques à deux hélices par Boulet Lacroix ; Compresseur d'air par Burton et Fils ; Transbordement des wagons pour traverser le Saint-Laurent ; Machine à aléser et à fraiser par Ch. Donnay ; Contrpoleur automatique pour chemins de fer, système H. Morris ; Exploitation de la Roussière aux ardoisières de la Rivière ; Installation d'un Sirène à vapeur pour signaux de la brume ; Machine Compound avec distribution à soupapes ; Pont roulant américain construit par la "Yale Lock Company" ; Indications relatives aux demandes de brevets d'invention ; Eclairage à l'électricité du pont suspendu entre NEw-York et Brooklyn ; Soulèvement et déplacement de bâtiments en maçonnerie ; Usine élévatoire et réservoir de Villejuif ; Installation de compresseurs d'air avec moteur hydraulique au tunnel de Wizzanova ; Viaduc métallique construit sur le Val-Saint-Léger ; Foyers fumivores appliqués au chauffage des générateurs de vapeur ; Pompes élévatoires de l'usine d'Ivry, construites par Farcot ; Haveuse atmosphérique par Chénot ; Machine Gramme de 3500 ampères pour l'affinage du cuivre ; Machine à agglomérer à double compression, système Couffinhal ; Locomotive à huit roues couplées du chemin de fer du Saint-Gothard ; Scie circulaire avec appareils préventifs, système Fromm ; Treuil à un seul arbre, système Dujour et Bianchi Français

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        La Chartreuse de Parme. 2 volumes.

      Réimpression textuelle de l'édition originale, illustrée de 30 eaux-fortes par V. Foulquier et gravées par C. Chardon (annoncé 32 sur le titre par erreur). Préface de Francisque Sarcey. Complet & Contrôlé. Tirage unique à 500 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°11) un des 150 sur JAPON extra. Paris, L. Conquet - 1883 - XXIII (préface), 386 et 452 pages. Reliure demi veau fauve à coins signée Pagnant. Dos lisse aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Non rogné, grandes marges. Couvertures conservées. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. Format in-4°(26x18).

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      1883. 3 p. (mm. 210x134), datata: St. Agata 18 nov : 1883, di 31 righe. "Egr. Sig. Pizzi / Ho ammirato quella parte da me letta finora della sua traduzione del Poema di Firdusi, ed ho ammirato or ora il melodramma, ch'ella ha saputo trovare. Ci voleva molto ingegno per fare quello che ha fatto; ma, a parer mio, il soggetto è magro per un dramma, e non credo che i pubblici moderni possano interessarsi a questa storia, o leggenda troppo lontana da noi, e troppo diversa dai nostri costumi. L'ultima scena però è interessantissima, se non che ... troppo presto, mancando così di movimento scenico. Aggiungo in fine che nessun pubblico Italiano potrebbe sopportare nomi come ....... e altri simili. / Del resto non badi a queste mie opinioni che sono affatto individuali, e possono essere erronee. / Le rimando il libretto, e nel ringraziarla delle molte gentilezze recenti, e passate... con i più sentiti saluti / Suo dev. / G Verdi". Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Donal Grant. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 1883 Half titles, 39pp cata. (10.83) vol. I. Orig. red cloth; spines dulled & sl. rubbed, stitching a little loose vol. II, inner hinges cracking. Ownership inscription of Agnes Coote, Christmas 1883. Shaberman 76; Wolff's first collection 9.

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        Autograph Letter Signed about the Early Progress of the Red Cross

      South Framingham, Mass.: Reformatory Prison for Women. May 18, 1883. Two pages, written on the stationary of the Reformatory Prison for Women in South Framingham, listing Barton as Superintendent. Barton served as the president of the American National Red Cross for two decades with the exception of a brief term of service as the Superintendent of the Reformatory. Old folds from mailing, else a fine example. In a letter to a Mrs. Fowler, Barton begins a bit testily: "I have no time for a formal synopsis of the Red Cross and its progress..." However, Barton offers to send two publications about the organization, and mentions progress by the Red Cross, speaking specifically of state affiliates: "These societies have worked in all the great disasters since first, the Michigan fire - all through the Mississippi Floods. The Ohio Floods and the late cyclone are still fields of labor. In the former we are distributing a German Fund sent by Berlin, and the Emperor & Empress of Germany to Pres. Arthur and by him handed to the Red Cross." Further, "In the cyclone in the South the Red Cross has taken the lead in relief and is doing a most noble work." She mentions the concluded International Treaty: "The Treaty is long accomplished. No better Treaty exists under our government and our International [word indecipherable] is permanent and all that it could be." The American Branch of the Red Cross was founded in 1881, with Barton as President. The Michigan Fire in 1881 was the first disaster that the newly minted American Branch of the Red Cross contended with. The Treaty that Barton refers to was almost certainly the Treaty of the Geneva Convention, which was ratified by the United States in 1882. An interesting letter addressing the progress of the Red Cross, in the very early days of its inception. .

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        Proceedings of the First Convocation of the Colored Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Held at the Church of the Holy Communion, 6th Avenue and 20th Street, New York City, Sept. 12th, 13th and 14th 1883

      Newark, N.J.: Starbuck & Dunham, Book and Job Printers, 165 Market-St, 1883. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Removed from bound collection; text clean and crisp. First edition. 24 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black Episcopalians Organize. Following swiftly on the heels of the Sewanee Convention of Southern Bishops in late July of 1883, a large gathering of clergy and layman met in New York to organize the work of the Afro-American clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church. It was a historic moment, and "of the forty-two Colored Clergy of the United States only four had responded to the call in the negative, and three others had failed to respond." A Committee was formed, chaired by Alexander Crummell, to draft a statement to the Church in America. The Committee calls attention "to the moral disasters which have come to our race through slavery -- how family life, parental authority and marriage integrity, have been broken down by servitude," and issues a call for "an extraordinary effort for the erection of Churches throughout the South" especially in the large urban centers. OCLC 13073942; not in Blockson

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        Vingt-mille lieues sous les mers.

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation - Les Voyages extraordinaires, J. Hetzel et Cie, 1883.Grand in-8 de.[4]-434-[2]-8 (catalogue BR) pages, cartonnage vert sapin, "aux deux éléphants" de Lenègre, du type 2, tranches dorées, minus tache au second plat (du Lenègre d). Papier bruni, rousseurs. 113 illustrations par Riou et Neuville. Il est a noter que le capitaine Némo est représenté sous les traits de Jules Hetzel et que, p. 25, la gravure figurant le professeur Arronax est un portrait de Jules Verne imberbe. Le cartonnage est beau, l'intérieur est comme si le volume avait voyagé sur le Nautilius.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Ernstbrunn, 9. XI. 1883.

      1883. 1¾ SS. 8vo. Bittet den Adressaten, Einlasskarten an das Hotel Imperial zu schicken. - Heinrich XXIV. entstammte der nichtregierenden Nebenlinie Reuß-Köstritz aus der jüngeren Linie der alten, weitverzweigten deutschen Adelsfamilie der Reuß. Trotz seiner ersichtlichen musikalischen Begabung entschloss sich Heinrich XXIV. zuerst ein juristisches Studium aufzunehmen. Ab 1883 widmete er sich jedoch fast nur noch seinen musikalischen Interessen. In dem Komponisten Heinrich von Herzogenberg, der in Kontakt mit Johannes Brahms stand, fand Heinrich XXIV. einen fähigen Lehrmeister. - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Briefkopf.

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        Life on the Mississippi

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

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        Dyalogus creaturam moralizatus [=del av incipit].

      1883 - (Stockholm, Generalstabens litografiska anstalt, 1883). 8:o. (2 blanks,311,1 blank,6) pp. With a number of illustrations in the text.Publisher's light brown calf with raised bands, cover decorated in blind to a pastische design. Edges trimmed. Spine slightly faded and somewhat blotchy and stained. Front hinge partly cracked. Minor tears in lower margin on leaves e1 and f4. Bookplate of Ericsberg Castle library.Bibliographia Klemmingiana p. 32. Jämför Collijn Sveriges bibliografi intill år 1600 I, pp. 16-29. Facsimile edition printed in 75 copies in connection with the 400 year anniversary of Swedish bookprinting. The original published in Stockholm in 1483 was the first printed book in Sweden. The concluding six lithographed pages with a commentary written by the publisher G. E. Klemming. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Karlsruhe, 30. III. 1883.

      1883. 2 SS. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ich würde es sehr bedauern, wenn zwischen uns auch nur der Schatten eines Mißverständnisses aufsproßte, wenn mir im mindesten eine Ambition wegen der harmlosen Bsm:Hymne [Blasmusik-H.?], eine Verletzung im Falle ihrer Nichtverwendung unterstellt würde [...] Nun versichere ich Sie ab[er] Ehre u. bei allen Heiligkeiten des Musik-Kalenders, daß mir der Gebrauch oder Nichtgebrauch des Hymnus bei Ihrer Bsm. Feier völlig gleichgültig ist bzw. daß mich der Ausschluß aus dem Programm auch nicht im allerentferntesten verletzen würde [...]". - Als Komponist war Lachner mit zahlreichen Männerchören bekannt geworden, die sich großer Beliebtheit erfreuten; daneben schuf er u. a. die Ouvertüren zu Schillers "Turandot" und "Demetrius" sowie Orchester-, Kammermusik- und Klavierwerke, darunter 12 Johannes Brahms gewidmete Ländler. - Mit einigen winzigen Papierdurchbrüchen.

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        Paris pittoresque. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses gravures dans le texte et de dix grandes eaux-fortes originales par Lucien Gautier, Paris et London, Rouam et Remington, 1883.

      1 volume in-folio relié plein cartonnage de percaline bleu-vert estampée d'un décor noir et or, tranches dorées, 10 eaux-fortes sous serpentes, 80 p. + 38 gravures, rousseurs éparses parfois développées, petites taches sans gravité sur le cartonnage, une déchirure avec petit manque de papier en marge de la page de titre sinon très bel état.

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        Ouvrage d'Art

      1883 - SOCIETE D'AQUARELLISTES FRANCAIS. Ouvrage d'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 d'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 artist'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 artist'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Vingtième Siècle.

      Paris La Librairie Illustrée 1883 1 in-4Texte et dessins par ROBIDA. Paris, Georges Decaux, 1883, fort volume in-4, percaline verte illustrée à la Bradel, dos lisse orné, tranches dorées, plaque Souze et Engel, 404 pages. Albert ROBIDA (1848 Compiègne - 1926 Neuilly-Sur-Seine) est un artiste aux multiples talents : caricaturiste de presse (collabora à La Caricature -qu'il fonda avec l'éditeur Georges Decaux, au Journal Amusant, Paris Comique, le Monde Illustré, La Vie Parisienne...), illustrateur d'ouvrages (Rabelais, Villon, Balzac, George Sand...), écrivain (il mêla dans ses histoires texte et dessins), journaliste (reporter de guerre pendant la Commune, lors de l'Exposition Universelle de Vienne 1873...). Sociétaire des Humoristes, des Artistes français il reçut la Légion d'Honneur. Le Vingtième Siècle appartient à un triptyque composé de La Guerre au XXe siècle et de La Vie Électrique. Ces trois romans sont d'une grande acuité tant au niveau de l'évolution sociale (l'éducation, droit de vote accordé aux femmes, le port du pantalon pour ces dernières, solitude due au progrès...), des moeurs (abolition de la peine de mort, augmentation de la pollution, tourisme de masse...) que des innovations techniques (les hélicoptères). Premier tirage de ce célèbre ouvrage annonçant , à la fin du XIXe siècle, les grands progrès du XXe siècle. Illustré de 275 dessins in-texte, de 50 hors-texte, dont 7 en couleurs et 1 frontispice. "Édition recherchée" (in Carteret). Dos très légèrement insolé à la reliure postérieure, usures et restaurations aux couvertures. Pages très légèrement jaunies, déchirure sur la page de titre en bas de page. "Curieux ouvrage dans lequel Robida eut la prescience du Dirigeable" (in Carteret, IV- 344).

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        Life on the Mississippi

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

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1883 - 1883 Wisden Rebind with Covers.

      Hi, This lot is an 1883 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 20th edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Good to Very Good Condition The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine and also Gerald Brodribb to the front. The covers are very nice and tall, there is some darkness to the front cover and a small loss to the corner, the rear cover is not as good as it is worn with loss to the edges. The final couple of pages have small losses to the corners. No trimming to report, these are very tall books. There is some foxing to the first and last couple of pages but after that the pages are nice clean white pages.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Seeshaupt, 24. IX. 1883.

      1883. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Wohl an den Schriftsteller Paul Lindau (1839-1919) in Berlin: "Sehr geehrter Herr! Unendlich habe ich bedauert, daß Ihr kurzer Aufenthalt in München Ihnen noch durch Unwohlsein behindert wurde. Ich komme nun Anfangs Oktober nach Berlin und hoffe, Sie wohl zu treffen. - Das Manuskript meines Vortrages für Nord u. Süd anliegend. Sie können ihn sofort drucken - nach Ihrem Ermessen in einem Hefte unterbringen. Entschuldigen Sie meine Kürze - aber ich bin eben im Einpacken für München begriffen [...]". Pettenkofers Aufsatz "Ueber Vergiftung mit Leuchtgas" (in Fotokopie beiliegend) erschien im Bd. 28, H. 82 (1884) von Lindaus literarischer Zeitschrift "Nord und Süd". - Pettenkofer begründete die Wissenschaft der Hygiene als Bereich der Medizin; zu seinen größten Verdiensten zählt die hygienische Sanierung der Stadt München. Er entwickelte den Fleischextrakt (die Liebig'schen "Suppenwürfel") und widmete sich der Epidemiologie.

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        Estrella de Soria.

      Stor romantisk opera i tre akter af Otto Prechtler. Musiken af Franz Berwald. Klaverutdrag af komponisten. Grosse romantische Oper [...]. Svensk-tysk parallelltext. (Stockholm, Musikaliska konstföreningen, 1883). 8:o. 287 s. Interfolierad och försedd med Johannes Elmblads scenanvisningar i blyerts. Hårt nött samtida hfrbd, ryggen sliten och trasig, frampärmen med titeletikett och med ägaretikett med bläckanteckningen "Tillhör Johannes Elmblad". Första tryckta utgåvan av Berwalds stora opera, i ett mycket intressant exemplar. Det första tryckta fullständiga partituret utkom först 1912. Elmblads scenanvisningar hör troligen till det andra uppförandet av operan som skedde 1898, då Elmblad var regiansvarig på kungliga operan. Uruppförandet skedde år 1862, och ett tredje gjordes 1931. Exemplaret är mycket välanvänt. Scenanvisningarna återfinns framförallt i tredje akten med endast några enstaka till första och andra. Johannes Elmblad (1853-1910) var operasångare och regissör och regiansvarig på Kungl. operan mellan åren 1897 till 1902. Han räknas till det sena 1800-talets främsta svenska operasångare, och en internationellt erkänd Wagnersångare.

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        Che! Wah! Wah!

      1883 - (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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Treasure Island

      1883 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Meditations on the Lord's Prayer

      The Young Churchman Co., Milwaukee 1883 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES - POESIES. 1864-1872 / 1872-1878.

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1883 et 1885. 2 volumes petits in-4 demi-maroquin bleu nuit à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de longues frises à motifs floraux dorées et mosaïquées en 2 tons, couvertures conservées. (ft+t+331),(frt+t+389pp). Lun des 50 EXEMPLAIRES SUR CHINE comprenant 2 états des gravures. Splendides reliures signées de CARAYON pour lun et de FAREZ son successeur pour lautre. Les deux volumes ont été publiés à deux ans d'intervalle et reliés par des relieurs différents, ils présentent de très légères nuances: ornementations légèrement différentes au dos (motifs et couleurs des mosaïques, maroquin de tome 2 un peu plus foncé), mais il s'agit malgré cela de reliure très uniformes. A létat de neuf.

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        Homo! (Signed By Luigi Capuana to Giovanni Verga)

      Milano (Milan): Ditta Gaetano Brigola, 1883. First Italian edition, hardback rebound in half-leather with marbled paper covered boards. The spine has four raised bands and gilt titling, and possibly with Giovanni Verga's initials in gilt to the foot of the spine. 18 × 11cm, 308pp + index. Italian text. This copy has been signed twice by Luigi Capuana to Giovanni Verga. Firstly to the ffep, "A Giovanni Verga, affectionamente Luigi Capuana, Roma, 22 giugno 1885", and again to the portrait frontispiece. Both inscriptions are in ink. A rare first edition collection of short stories from Luigi Capuana, comprising Mostruosita, La Mula, Povero dottore!, Don Peppantonio, Evoluzione, Lo Sciancato, Raffinatezza, Comparatico, Bagni di sole, Maestro Cosimo, and Nota. This is an important book as it is signed from one of the most important advocates of the Italian Verist movement to another. Verismo was an Italian literary movement that started in the 1870s and lasted to the first years of the twentieth century, Capuana's novel Giacinta is regarded as the manifesto of Verismo. Condition: This book is in good condition but with some wear. The binding is rubbed to the spine ends and boards edges, and the pages are comprehensively foxed throughout. The inner binding is in good order but the rear hinge is starting. The book remains in good readable condition and comes with a remarkable literary provenance.. Signed by The Author. First Italian Edition. Half Leather. Good.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Meiningen, 24. XII. 1883.

      1883. 2 SS. 8vo. Beiliegend Blatt mit 2 eh. Notenzeilen und U. (89 x 114 mm vom 24. März 1880). An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Mit dem belehrungsreichen - Studium der Dresdner Gerichtsztg 24-26 Mai d. J. beschäftigt, werde ich darin durch die gemüthvollen Aussagen, mit denen Sie die Verhandlungen geschmückt, bis zu einem Grade beeindruckt, dass ich mich zu einer Anfrage bez. Bitte ermuthigt fühle. Am 2. April 84 beabsichtige ich, wie bereits 80 gethan, zum Geburtsfeste unseres gnädigsten Herrn S. J. des Herzogs von M. wiederum eine Doppelaufführung der neunten Sinfonie, seines Lieblingswerks zu veranstalten. Wären Sie geneigt, die Baritonparthie zu übernehmen? Sie würden durch Ihre werthvolle Mitwirkung den Genuß so wesentlich erhöhen! [...]".

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U. Graz, September 1883.

      1883. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Notenzeile unterlegt mit Text aus Lohengrin, II. Akt: "Ich kann nicht fort hieher bin ich gebannt!". - Die Schülerin am Konservatorium in Wien debütierte 1867 am Stadttheater von Olmütz und erhielt im folgenden Jahr ein Engagement als erste Altistin an der Berliner Hofoper (bis 1886). Sie gab mehrere Gastspiele in London und Wien. Als bekannte Wagner-Interpretin wirkte sie bei den Uraufführungen der Götterdämmerung (1876) und des Parsifal (1882) in Bayreuth mit.

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        Life on the Mississippi

      ames R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1883 - First Edition with the important First Issue point with the illustration of Mark Twain's head in flames on page 441 (this drawing was removed in later printings at the specific request of Twain's wife, who found it morbid). The other point of "St. Louis Hotel" or "The St. Charles Hotel" on page 443 has NO established priority. The book is in nice shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de la Vega autour de l'Asie et de l'Europe, accompagné d'un résumé des voyages précédemment effectués le long des côtes septentrionales de l'ancien continent. Ouvrage traduit du Suédois avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par MM. Charles Rabot et Charles Lallemand.

      Paris: Hachette, 1883 - 1885. Première édition française, 2 volumes grand in-8; T. I: [vi], iv, 481p., 2 portraits, 3 cartes dans le texte, 9 cartes dépliantes (la dernière en trois feuilles), nombreuses gravures dans le texte, certaines à pleine page. T. II: [iv], 478p., portrait, 5 cartes dans le texte, 1 carte dépliante (Description de la Moscovia) non mentionnée dans la table, nombreuses gravures dans le texte. Reliure de Charles Magnier en demi-maroquin marron à coins, dos à nerfs orné, plats et gardes marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée. Exemplaire très frais. Géologue et explorateur né en Finlande en 1832, Nils Adolf Erik Nordensköld s'installa en Suède et fit plusieurs expéditions au Spitzberg et sur la côte du Groenland avant d'embarquer pour ce voyage à bord d'un baleinier de 45 mètres. Il fut le premier à faire le voyage complet de l'Atlantique au Pacifique à travers le passage du Nord-Est dans l'océan arctique. Quittant la Norvège en Juin 1878, et après un hivernage près du détroit de Bering, il atteignit la péninsule du Kamchatka à l'été 1879 et rentra en Europe via le Japon, l'Océan Indien et le Canal de Suez. Très beau récit abondamment illustré (flore, faune, esquimaux, phoques, sculptures en os, aurores boréales, indigènes...).

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        Briefe aus China. Als Manuscript gedruckt.

      Berlin, Gaertner, 1883. Erste Ausg. 2 Bll., 245 S. 8°, mod. Leinenband mit mont. Original-Broschur Broschurdeckel mit Stempel. Leicht gebräunt, wenig fleckig. - Seltene Beschreibung eines protestantischen Missionars aus Canton. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Inscriptiones Atticae Aetatis quae est inter euclidis annum et Augusti tempora. [Inscriptiones Graecae, Volumen II Pars II]

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1883 - 539 Seiten Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Deckel stellenweise minimal berieben, Buchseiten altersgemäß leicht angedunkelt, insgesamt in sehr gutem Zustand la Gewicht in Gramm: 1920

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        India. .Handbook of The Panjab, Western Rajputana, Kashmir and Upper Sindh.

      John Murray London 1883 - First and only edition. pp.334, 72 adverts dated 1883-84, two folding maps in rear pocket, and front pockets, previous owner's signature on title-page, publisher's red cloth gilt, slightly spotted on upper cover; otherwise a very good copy. Written by Captain Edward Backhouse Eastwick, a well known orientalist and politician, this "spirited" handbook is extremely scarce as only one edition of this title was published by Murray. The author wrote many other works on India and his family were long connected with the East India Company (his brother was a director). Endpapers dated "June 1883". Lister 223. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Real Lord Byron, New Views of the Poet's Life. Two volumes.

      Hurst and Blackett,, London: 1883 - First edition, first printing. Full blue crushed moroccco, with three panel of spine and boards elaborately bordered in gilt with a single gilt surrounds. Slight wear, still fine and very handsome, in custom mylar covers. Three page autograph letter, signed, from the author concerning Byron tipped in to front of volume one. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Grâces

      A Paris, chez Laurent Prault et Bailly in-8, maroquin citron, encadrement de trois filets dorés sur les plats, dos sans nerfs doré aux petits fers, pièce de titre maroquin vert, dentelle intérieure, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure signée Derome, avec son étiquette). Titre dessiné et gravé par Moreau, frontispice gravé par Simonet d'après Boucher et 5 figures hors texte par Moreau, gravées par de Launay, de Longueil, Massard et Simonet. De "l'Approbation", qui précède le privilège du Roi, citons cette jolie appréciation : "J'ai lu par ordre de Monseigneurs le Chancelier un recueil des principaux ouvrages ou composés, ou traduits en français, qui ont pour objet les Grâces, soit personnifiées, soit prises pour le je ne sais quoi plus séduisant que la Beauté même." EXEMPLAIRE SUR GRAND PAPIER DE HOLLANDE, CITE PAR COHEN (col. 834). Des bibliothèques Colin (n°45), Richard Lion (1883, n°290) et Laurence Currie. Vente ESMERIAN.

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        The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana.

      Benares: printed for the Hindoo Kama Shastra Society,, 1883. Translated from the Sanscrit. In Seven Parts, with Preface, Introduction, and Concluding Remarks. 7 parts bound as one, octavo. Finely bound in contemporary red half morocco, with all the original paper front wrappers bound in, spine gilt in compartments and titles direct, red cloth sides with gilt rule, top edge gilt. The binding lightly scuffed in places but sound and handsome, some trivial spotting internally, but overall excellent condition. First edition, first issues in the privately distributed parts complete with the wrappers bound in and the general title-page at the front. One of 250 copies issued; as early as 1923, Penzer noted that "this edition in parts was soon exhausted, and is now practically unobtainable". The Kama Sutra was first work published by the Kama Shastra Society, which Burton founded with his friend Arbuthnot for publishing Eastern, and chiefly erotic, works. Richard Burton masterminded, edited and published this first complete translation of the Kama Sutra of the Vedic philosopher Vatsyayana (c. third-century A.D.), deemed "the standard work on love in Sanskrit literature" (Preface), but he was not the chief translator; the work was done by a cadre of Indian scholars and British orientalists working together to collate and translate the original manuscripts. As well as being much praised for the accuracy of the translation in communicating the mores of c. third-century India, Burton's Kama Sutra project also has important resonance for its own time; in his preface, Burton makes an urgent plea for this book's importance against the presumed prudishness of contemporary Western audiences, staking a claim for this book's place in the history of sexual liberation: "If all science is founded more of less on a stratum of facts, there can be no harm in making known to mankind generally certain matters intimately connected with the private, domestic, and social life. Alas! complete ignorance of them has unfortunately wrecked many a man and many a woman, while a little knowledge of a subject generally ignored by the masses would have enable numbers of people to have understood many things which they believed to be quite incomprehensible, or which were not thought worthy of their consideration".

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        The Waverley Novels.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black,, 1883. 12 volumes, octavo (181 X 119 mm). Contemporary crimson half calf, black morocco labels, elaborate tooling gilt to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispieces, vignettes and further illustrations throughout. Just a touch of rubbing to spines, an excellent set. The Centenary edition. A handsomely bound set of Scott's works.

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        Ministère de l'Agriculture. Bulletin. Documents officiels. - Statistiques. - Rapports. - Comptes rendus de missions en France et à l'Etranger. 10 Volumes. Années 1888 à 1898.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1883-1898, 265x175mm,demi-chagrin noir, titre et ornementations dorés, dos à faux nerfs. Bon état.Deux numéros de l'année 1883 et 1884 sont reliés au début de l'année 1889, mais il manque le numéro 1 de cette année 1889.

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        Homo! (Signed By Luigi Capuana to Giovanni Verga)

      Milano (Milan): Ditta Gaetano Brigola, 1883. First Italian edition, hardback rebound in half-leather with marbled paper covered boards. The spine has four raised bands and gilt titling, and possibly with Giovanni Verga's initials in gilt to the foot of the spine. 18 × 11cm, 308pp + index. Italian text. This copy has been signed twice by Luigi Capuana to Giovanni Verga. Firstly to the ffep, "A Giovanni Verga, affectionamente Luigi Capuana, Roma, 22 giugno 1885", and again to the portrait frontispiece. Both inscriptions are in ink. A rare first edition collection of short stories from Luigi Capuana, comprising Mostruosita, La Mula, Povero dottore!, Don Peppantonio, Evoluzione, Lo Sciancato, Raffinatezza, Comparatico, Bagni di sole, Maestro Cosimo, and Nota. This is an important book as it is signed from one of the most important advocates of the Italian Verist movement to another. Verismo was an Italian literary movement that started in the 1870s and lasted to the first years of the twentieth century, Capuana's novel Giacinta is regarded as the manifesto of Verismo. Condition: This book is in good condition but with some wear. The binding is rubbed to the spine ends and boards edges, and the pages are comprehensively foxed throughout. The inner binding is in good order but the rear hinge is starting. The book remains in good readable condition and comes with a remarkable literary provenance.. Signed by The Author. First Italian Edition. Half Leather. Good.

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

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

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        A Lady's Travels round the World; with illustrations from sketches by the Author

      Professionally rebound in quarter morocco leather reusing the original decorative gilt front cloth panel - internally a particularly clean fresh copyIncluding visits to Japan, Thibet, Yarkland, Kasmir, Java, the straits of Malacca, Vancouver's Island &c. Several Chapters on the U.S.

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        Storia Universale della letteratura.

      Milano, Hoepli, 1883-1885. 18 tomes en 23 volumes. Brochés, couvertures orange. (Collection Biblioteca Scientifico-letteraria). Tome I : Storia del teatro drammatico ; tome II (2 volumes) : Florilegio dramatico ; tome III : Storia della poesia lirica ; tome IV (2 volumes) : Florilegio lirico ; tome V : ...poesia epica ; tome VI : Florilegio epico ; tome VII ; Storia delle novelline popolari ; tome VIII : Florilegio... ; tome IX : Storia del romanzo ; tome X (2 volumes) : Florilegio romantico ; tome XI : Storia della storia ; tome XII (2 volumes) : Florilegio storico ; tome XIII : Storia della satira ; tome XIV : Florilegio di satire ed epigrammi ; tome XV : Storia dell' eloquenza ; tome XVI (2 volumes) : Florilegio oratorio ; tome XVII : Storia delle dottrine filosofiche ; tome XVIII : Florilegio filosofico. - Volumes très frais, non coupés.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Devaux]
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         L'Algérie. Histoire, conquête et colonisation.

      Paris Firmin-Didot et Cie 1883 Grand in-4 de (2) ff., ij-(1)-708 pp. ; demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse, plats ornés d'un décor noir et or, tranches dorées (reliure de l'éditeur). Edition originale. Elle est illustrée de nombreuses figures et cartes dans le texte, de 4 chromolithographies, de 3 cartes gravées en couleurs dépliantes et de 19 planches gravées hors texte. Très bel exemplaire en reliure de l'éditeur dont le décor reprend des motifs algériens. Infimes rousseurs. Vicaire, III, 856.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail]
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        L'Art Japonais

      Paris, A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1883. 2 volumes in-folio, cartonnage éditeur recouvert de soie illustrée, IV-310 pp. (Vol I) - 369 pp. (Vol II). Ouvrages illustrés de nombreuses gravures dans le texte et de 64 gravures hors texte (13 eaux-fortes, 21 héliogravures, 2 gravures typographiées en noir et or, 10 chromolithographies et 18 aquarelles). La plupart sont signées de Gillot et Guérard, précurseurs du Japonisme en France. Très bon état. L'un des plus importants ouvrages sur les diverses facettes de l'Art Japonais: peinture, sculpture, architecture, arts décoratifs, laques.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Indosiam]
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        [Attentat d'Orsini]. St Laurent du Maroni Nouveau Chantier Forestier le 6 Novembre 1883.

      1883 Manuscrit in-4 de 3 pp. Lettre autographe signée d'Antoine Gomez, domestique d'Orsini déclaré coupable d'avoir pris part au complot contre Napoléon III le 14 janvier 1858 et condamné le 28 février suivant aux travaux forcés à perpétuité. Monsieur le Gouverneur de la Guyane Française, j'ai l'honneur de venir implorer auprès de vous les bénéfices d'une peine que je subis actuellement et pour laquelle j'ose l'espérer votre bienveillante sollicitude me sera favorable auprès de Monsieur le Chef de l'Etat. Veuillez avoir la bonté je vous en supplie de vouloir bien me permettre vous exposer les faits qui depuis m'ont conduit aux travaux forcés et je ne doute pas qu'un mot de vous prononcé d'une voix fraternelle ne viendra d'un jour à l'autre améliorer ma pénible situation et me rendre à une liberté que je crois par mon abnégation et mes souffrances tant morales que physiques, a été méritée depuis longtemps. Condamné par la cour d'Assise de la Seine le 28 février 1858 comme complice d'Orsini à l'attentat du 14 janvier de la même année, depuis cette époque j'ai été transporté à la Guyane Française sans avoir jamais obtenu de commutation à ma captivité si ce n'est une réduction de peine à 20 ans de travaux forcés dont mes chefs ont bien voulu m'informer il y a quelques temps. Je pensais Monsieur le Gouverneur comme beaucoup d'autres qui se sont trouvés dans des cas analogues au mien pouvoir bénéficier pouvoir bénéficier de l'Art. Ier du Décret du 4 septembre 1870. Peut-être dois-je cet oubli à mon origine italienne. (...).

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        The Hongkong Directory and Hong List for The Far East, for 1884.

      Hong Kong.: Robert Fraser-Smith.. 1883.. 566pp + [20] page section of advertisments, light even browning throughout, a little heavier on endpapers, occasional spotting. Bound in original red cloth boards gilt, a little flecked and marked, some fairly minor damp staining upper section lower cover upper section, spine discoloured. Inscription shows a charming family association: "To Carrie Lees, from her affectionate brother Stuart M. Fraser-Smith". An attractive copy. This book is rarely offered for sale and is surprisingly most uncommon in library holdings. This very scarce directory is full of detailed information relating to trade, business and the lives of those involved in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Borneo and Japan at the end of the 19th century. There are extensive lists of occupations each with name of the current occupant which is further complimented by the advertisments at the rear many of which also list names of directors and others in roles of responsibility. The first section of the book, begins with treaties, rules, guides and rates. This is followed by sections on the countries or regions covered. Usually this consists of a page or two of text describing the place in broad terms and then a directory listing the positions held and the name of the incumbent current at that time. Finally at the rear of the volume are other useful lists for those living in Hong Kong such as the "Ladies Directory for Hong Kong"; "Private Residences of the Principal Government Officials, the leading Merchants, the Consuls, the Professional Men and Justices of the Peace"; "Alphabetical List of Foreign Residents" etc. The publisher of this volume, Robert Fraser-Smith, was the controversial founder of the Hongkong Telegraph of whom it has been written that he was "atrabilious and scandalous". Robert Fraser-Smith was involved in a great many libel suits and spent some time in gaol. A very nice association copy of a scarce volume. .

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        Technisch-Chemisches Jahrbuch. 16 Bände.- 1881/1882 (vierter Jahrgang) - 1882/1883 - 1883/1884 - 1884/1885 - 1885/1886 - 1886/1887- 1887/1888 - 1888/1889 - 1889/1890 - 1890/1891 - 1891/1892 - 1892/1893 - 1893/1894 - 1894/1895 - 1900 - 1901.

      Berlin - Braunschweig, Julius Springer - Friedrich Vieweg 1883-1903, 210x140mm,Verlegereinband. Etiquette de cotation au bas du dos.illustriert,

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        L'Evangéliste. Roman parisien.

      Paris Dentu 1883 In-12 de V-375 pp., demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné. Edition originale. Envoi autographe signé à Gustave Sandoz. Lettre autographe signée (enveloppe jointe) de l'auteur au même, Galerie de Valois 14, Palais-Royal : « Comme vous seriez aimable et bon si un jour prochain, vendredi ou samedi par exemple, vous faisiez le voyage de l'avenue de l'Observatoire n°3. Je vous attendrai de 9 à onze heures, et vous demanderai de collaborer une demi-heure avec moi : excusez mon indiscrétion et n'en accusez que vous meme, cher Monsieur. Alphonse Daudet ». Jacques-Gustave Sandoz (1836-1891) était fabricant d'horlogerie, de bijouterie et de joaillerie. Vicaire, III, 54.

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