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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        FABLES DE LA FONTAINE (2 Volumes)

      A. Quantin, Imprimerie-Editeur, Paris 1883 - Quarto. The splendid "Edition Illustree" with "75 Planches a L'Eau-Forte" by DeLierre. In handsome bindings of blue three-quarter levant over marbled boards. Top edges are gilt. Raised bands with decorations and lettering in gold. Volume I had a bad bump to the top corner which has been repaired but is still evident if carefully examined. There is a minor and rather inconsequential bump to the bottom corner. An attractive set. Very Good binding.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Heinrich"). New York, 5. XII. 1883.

      1883. 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. To his cousin Rosa: "Mein Banquier in Frankfurt wird Euch wieder via Erinnerungszeichen von meiner Frau u. mir übermitteln, das ich mit Deinem Bruder zu theilen u. mit unseren besten Wünschen zu den Festtagen entgegen zu nehmen bitte. Da Ihr ja Leser der Kölnischen Zeitung seid, so habt Ihr wohl aus derselben ersehen, welche großartigen Erlebnisse mir die letzten Monate gebracht haben. Ich staune oft selbst über das, was mir zu erreichen vergönnt war u. dünkt es mir, daß ich die Genugthuung, ein großes Lebenswerk ganz zu vollenden in einem Maße genieße [?], wie es Menschen nur selten gestattet ist. Wie mit Befriedigung auf die Vergangenheit, kann ich mit Zuversicht auch der Zukunft entgegensehen [...]". - However, the gratification of Villard, who had emigrated to the USA three decades earlier to escape his debts, his father, and the military and who had risen from casual laborer to newspaper editor and finally to president of two railroad companies, was not to last long: while his ambitious project, the Northern Pacific Railroad, had been completed, the costs had exceeded his plans by 14 million dollars. After having been forced to return to Germany shortly thereafter, he was soon sent back to America by Georg von Siemens, his friend and the chief executive at the Deutsche Bank, for which Villard was to function as a representative. In 1887, Villard was once more president of Northern Pacific; a year later, he bought the Edison Lamp Co. and Edison Machine Works from his friend Thomas Alva Edison, who had lost interest in entrepreneurship, and fused them into Edison General Electric, which in 1892 he joined with the Thomson-Houston Co. to form General Electric. In 1893, Henry Villard was displaced from his Northern Pacific and General Electric presidencies by John Pierpont Morgan; he died of a heart-attack in 1900. - Occasional insignificant staining, with a few minute ink smudges. Very rare.

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        Ã‰chinides fossiles de l'Algérie. Description des espèces déja recueillies dans ce pays et considérations sur leur position stratigraphique. I-X. (Complete).

      Paris, G. Masson, 1883-1891. Ten volumes in eight. Large 8vo. 1,259 pp; 85 very finely lithographed plates. Uniform near contemporary crimson roan over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. = A fine monograph with beautiful illustrations of generally well-preserved specimens from Jurassic to Pliocene species, including many that were new or poorly known. The authors did work their way through the rich Algerian material in a quasi-chronological way, following a planned sequence of the strata from the oldest to the youngest starting with the "Terrains Jurassiques" (volume I, 1883), followed by: II (1884) Étages Tithonique & Néocomien; III (1876) Urgo-Aptien et Albien; IV-V (1878) Cénomanien; VI (1879) Turonien; VII (1881) Sénonien, première partie [Santonien]; VIII (?1881) Campanien, Dordonien; IX (1885) Éocène; X (1891) Miocène et Pliocène. There are not title pages for parts V and VIII, as they are continuations of parts IV, and VII, respectively. Title pages with some library markings, otherwise a very good complete set with all the plates clean. Rare, especially complete sets like this one. Nissen ZBI, 977.

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        Ammiraglio e Senatore del Regno. Ampio archivio epistolare dal 1883 al 1912 di corrispondenza e di copie di atti in parte autografi. Contiene: a) 6 agosto-6 settembre 1903, 13 lettere autografe inviate alla consorte Luisa Boarelli (Carissima Bigin), su carta intestata Ministero della Marina _ Il Sottosegretario di Stato, molto interessanti per le notizie su fatti del momento, elezione di Papa Pio X, processo Bettolo, querela allOn. Ferri e allAvanti, avversit_ per i socialisti, ó stretta di mano al Re ed uno sguardo ravvicinato alla Reginaó, saluti e rapporti con Giolitti, Saletta, Morin, Mirabello, ecc. b) 1883, lettera manoscritta Riservata di Istruzioni dal Ministro della Marina Benedetto Brin da Roma al Ten.te di Vascello Reynaudi, Co

      - Ammiraglio e Senatore del Regno. Ampio archivio epistolare dal 1883 al 1912 di corrispondenza e di copie di atti in parte autografi. Contiene: a) 6 agosto-6 settembre 1903, 13 lettere autografe inviate alla consorte Luisa Boarelli (Carissima Bigin), su carta intestata Ministero della Marina _ Il Sottosegretario di Stato, molto interessanti per le notizie su fatti del momento, elezione di Papa Pio X, processo Bettolo, querela allOn. Ferri e allAvanti, avversit_ per i socialisti, ó stretta di mano al Re ed uno sguardo ravvicinato alla Reginaó, saluti e rapporti con Giolitti, Saletta, Morin, Mirabello, ecc. b) 1883, lettera manoscritta Riservata di Istruzioni dal Ministro della Marina Benedetto Brin da Roma al Ten.te di Vascello Reynaudi, Comandante la II Squadriglia di Torpediniere. c) 1884, copia di documento manoscritto di Istruzioni per i Comandanti delle Barche Torpediniere in 3 pp. da Spezia, a firma, per il Ministro, del Vice Ammiraglio F. Labrano. d) 1899, copia manoscritta di lettera del Reggente il Ministero della Real Casa T. Generale E. Ponzio Vaglia in ringraziamento da parte di S.M. il Re Umberto I del felice viaggio in Sardegna insieme a S.M. la Regina Margherita a bordo della R.N. Savoia comandata da C.L.R. con lomaggio Reale di un piccolo busto in argento della Augusta sua persona (della Regina). e) 29 8-bre 903, copia di documento Riservatissimo autografo di C.L.R. di telegramma di Giovanni Giolitti al Contrammiraglio Mirabello, a Kobe in Cina, con offerta del Ministero della Marina nel suo prossimo governo. f) 11 Dic. (1903), biglietto di complimenti per la sua azione in Senato ricevuto dal Comando della Marina di Spezia, con entusiasmo per la nomina di S.E. Mirabello a Ministro e prima delle dimissioni di C.L.R. / 2 biglietto, s.d., ricevuto da con suggerimenti di carriera, Omaggi a Donna Luisa. g) 1912, tre lettere su carta intestata Il Ministro della Marina da parte del Ministro Pasquale Leonardi Cattolica sulla nomina a Membro di una Commissione Militare, al richiamo in servizio attivo, allaccettazione delle dimissioni. Firma autografa Leonardi Cattolica.

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        DRUG TOPICS: THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE OF THE DRUG TRADE

      1883 - [PERIODICALS]. DRUG TOPICS : THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE OF THE DRUG TRADE. (VOL. 47, NOS. 4-10; VOL. 48, NOS 9 & 12; VOL. 49. NOS. 2-10.) New York: Topics Publishing (for The Kauffman-Lattimer Co.), 1883-. Small 8vo. in wraps. News, articles, letters and advertisements for the pharmacist. Ex- library with few markings. Some of the wrappers are chipped and faded. Overall in good condition. $750.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Muse Noire. Heures de Soleil

      1883Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1883. In-12 broché de 167 pages. Couverture un peu poussiéreuse, dos fragile avec petit manque de papier en partie supérieure, corps de l'ouvrage en bon état, sans rousseurs. Nom d'un précédent propriétaire manuscrit au premier plat . Très rare édition originale de ces poésies qui font largement référence aux stupéfiants et narcotiques dont l'auteur était consommateur. Cet ouvrage mériterait une jolie reliure.

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        Le Conte de l'Archer.

      Aquarelles de A. Poirson gravées par Gillot. Impression chromotypographique par A. Lahure. 46 compositions dont le frontispice et 5 hors-texte. Complet & Contrôlé. Tirage à 225 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°55) un des 50 de tête sur papier du JAPON des Manufactures Impériales avec tirage à part du trait et tirage à part des aquarelles, tous deux également sur papier du Japon et en justification. (Suite insérée). Complet & Contrôlé. Paris, A. Lahure, Rouveyre & Blond - 1883 (décembre 1882) - 193 pages. Collection Lahure, Chroniques du temps passé. Cachet Ex-libris "Collection Henri Debard".Superbe reliure stylisée demi maroquin brun à coins signée au dos Raparlier. Dos lisse orné d'un décor de trophées incisé et teint. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture illustré et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(23x16).

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        5 autograph letters signed. (Presumably) Paris, and Berlin, 1883 to 1889.

      1883. Large 4to and 8vo. Fine correspondance with art publishers Gerlach und Schenk, Vienna, on selling some drawings and balancing their accounts, preparing some drawings for publication, the progress of his work, and, finally, on sending some new prints.

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        Artistic Houses (2 Parts of 4)

      D. Appleton and Comapny, New York 1883 - Subtitled "Being a Series of Interior Views of a number of the Most Beautiful and Celebrated Homes in the United States with A Description of the Art Treasures contained therein", this is the very uncommon 1883-84 1st edition. 101 of the 203 photographs of the interiors of the 19th century's most opulent homes are present. Each mounted photograph crisp and clean with printed tissue guards and handwritten captions (suggesting this may be a pre-publication copy). Sold by subscription only in a very small--but unknown--edition, this set was issued in 4 portfolio parts (or separate volumes) housed in custom-made cases. The 2 (of 4) parts offered here are Elephant folios, with unbound pages, as issued. Handsome maroon cloth cases, leather spine labels. The set has held up very nicely, in spite of its age and its brittle paper. Both volumes solidly VG and well-preserved. Light fraying along the cases' outer hinges and a bit of light soiling to the title pages. All plates though bright and clear and very lavish. Considered a true rarity in 19th century American architecture, the Sheldon set is viewed by many architectural historians as the great record of early 1880s interiors of the homes of the Eastern well-to-do. A well-researched and informed text complements each plate, paying its proper due to woodwork, color scheme, paintings and other key ingredients of interior decoration. A magnificent--and, at almost 2' tall, imposing--set, even if only half present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SPECIMEN DAYS & COLLECT.

      Philadelphia Rees Welch & Co. 1882-1883. - First Edition, First Issue. BAL 21422. This copy is from the library of diarist Frederick Shelley Ryman with his signature and Boston, Ma. on the front end-paper, where he also has written, "Autograph Edition see p.122- Bought off Walt Whitman himself. Recd Jan. 6th, 1888". Forty four of Ryman's diaries dated 1880-1929 are in the permanent collection of the Mass Historical Society. "An atheist, he espoused free-love doctrines, passionately loved the poetry of Walt Whitman, and championed women's rights to equal education and employment. Nonetheless, the adventures he recorded at length in his diaries disclose a subculture that Ryman shared with other single men and women of the era. Ryman left a rich historical legacy in his extensive diaries which provide a rare personal account of male sexual experience during the 19th Century". This copy has Ryman's news clippings, cross outs, marginal lines and annotations sporadically throughout the book. This copy has a bold Whitman signature laid in at page 122 opposite the portrait (loose) of Whitman with butterfly. 8vo, bound in the publisher's original yellow cloth. An attractive copy well used by its illustrious former owner with his extensive and highly interesting notes throughout, along with the laid-in portrait and Whitman autograph slip Ryman has also preserved within the book several articles on Whitman, some are laid in while others are tipped to the endpapers and free-flies. A WONDERFUL COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS GREAT CLASSIC PROSE WORK BY WALT WHITMAN, AMERICA'S GREAT POET, THIS FASCINATING COPY WITH LAID IN AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE OF WALT WHITMAN AND EXTENSIVE NOTATIONS ATTESTING TO ITS FINE PROVENANCE. THE BOOK IS REPLETE WITH MARGINALIA AND CONTEMPORARY WRITTEN MARKINGS AND CONNECTIONS TO THE POET. Among Whitman's personal writings included herein are his reminiscences upon his last visit with Emerson, his visit to Concord and vicinity to meet with the Alcotts the Emersons and other important personages and to spend time discussing, visiting the grave of and paying homage to Henry David Thoreau. Also included is a critique on the poetry of America, as well as an entire sub-section entitled "Notes Left Over." These writings are Whitman's most famous prose considerations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le costruzioni moderne di tutte le nazioni alla esposizione di Parigi del 1878. Studio critico comparativo dell'Ingegnere G. Sacheri direttore del periodoco tecnico l'Ingegneria civile e le arti industriali

      Tip. lit. Camilla e Bertolero, 1883. In 4, pp. (6) + 212 con ill. n. t.+ 1 volume contenente 50 tavole molte delle quali in cromolit. M. pl. coeva (cons. la br. ed.). Descrizione sia della esposizione che dei prodotti presentati nei settori edili, ingegneristici e architettonici. Molto dettagliate le descrizioni dei sistemi costruttivi in ferro dei vari padiglioni, sono pero' anche descritti prodotti come le lamiere ondulate per la copertura dei tetti, i pavimenti in cemento, tubi in cemento per la condotta delle acque ecc. ITA

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        La Nièvre à Travers Le passé. Topographie Historique De Ses Principales Villes Décrites et Gravées Par Amédée Jullien

      A. Quantin, Paris - 1883. In-Folio, demi-chagrin brun, dos à 5 nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Couvertures conservées. 243 pp., illustré de 33 planches gravées à l'eau-forte par l'auteur d'après des documents anciens. L'ouvrage traite des villes suivantes : Nevers / Decize / Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier / Clamecy / Entrains / Varzy / Corbigny / Lormes / Cosne / Villechaud / La Charité / Donzy / Chateau-Chinon / Moulins -Engilbert / Luzy. De menus frottements aux coupes, une éraflure sans gravité au 1er plat. Dans l'ensemble un très bel exemplaire. Ref. Vicaire IV-617.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Schloss Trziblitz (Trebívlice), 7. VIII. 1883.

      1883. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Geschrieben mit 79 Jahren an ihre jüngere Halbschwester Bertha (1808-84, Tochter ihrer Mutter Amalie und des Friedrich Carl von Levetzow, Cousins ihres Vaters Joachim, von dem sich Amalie getrennt hatte). Sie berichtet über alles mögliche, u. a. "daß Adalbert seine Wohnung in Frankfurt aufgegeben hat, ohne bis jetzt sich eine andere Wohnung genommen zu haben. Vielen soll es in Frankfurt nicht mehr gefallen". Goethe traf seine letzte Liebe 1822 und 1823 in Marienbad und Karlsbad und warb trotz seiner hohen Jahre um die Neunzehnjährige. Sie wurde vom Dichter unsterblich verherrlicht in seiner "Marienbader Elegie". - Provenienz: Leo Liepmannssohn (Berlin), Auktionskat. 60 (1930), Nr. 464. Erworben aus einer deutschen Privatsammlung.

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