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      George Routledge and Sons, 1883. First Edition. Various. Near Fine/Near Fine. A beautiful complete presentation set of Kate Greenaway Almanacks, 19 volumes, 3 in original dustjackets with the 1889 Almanack inscribed by Ms. Greenaway: "Miss Fripp/from Kate Greenaway/Dec. 1889", the same volume additionally inscribed by author John Drinkwater, "This dear little book/is for/my dear little Toby." The 1884 almanack is present in 3 variant bindings, 1885 with the original dustjacket, 1887 with 2 variant bindings, 1890 with 2 variant bindings, 1891 with the original dustjacket, 1892 with two variant bindings and 1897 with the original glassine dustjacket. All are in near fine or better condition. The 1889 Almanack that is inscribed is encased in a custom black case whose top lifts off revealing the almanack. Sixteen of the almanacks measure 4" x 3", the remaining three measure 5 1/8" x 3 5/8." A handsome set in quite nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Finlands Fiskar Malade. Fishes of Finland. For more info about this item, see our RARE FISH BOOKS site

      - The fishes of Finland drawn and coloured from life by Gösta Sundman. Helsingfors, G.W. Edlund & Co., 1883-1893, 12 parts bound in one volume. Folio. Pp. 20, 8, 7, 6, 12, 14, 6, 8, 2, 11, 12, 17, 34, II (10), with 41 stunning chromolithographs, heightened with silver, and finished by hand: "The drawings are all in natural size and made from live fish; whenever these were too large for the plates, to insure accuracy, the original drawing has been mathematically reduced". Attractive binding in wine red half calf, very fine condition. A complete copy. The text, in parallel columns in Swedish and English, deals with the taxonomy and ecology of the Finish fish fauna and the fishing techniques applied by anglers and fishermen. Literature references are restricted to post Linnean authors such as Yarrell, and Schlegel (1869) and Houghton (1879). Tiny label of the Bildstens Bokbinderi of the Eksjö Museum in Sweden on inside of front cover. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 1951, nr. 104. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Frankfurt am Main, 20. X. 1883. - 2½ SS. 8vo. An den Musikalienverleger Robert Seitz (1837-1889): "Herr Konzertmeister Deeke gab mir seiner Zeit die Tage zwischen Mitte und Ende November als den Zeitpunkt für die Kammermusiksoirée an. Ich werde ihm dieser Tage schreiben, daß, wenn ich in Carlsruhe einen Flügel von Ihnen vorfinde, ich diesen benutzen werde und dann nicht ermangeln Ihnen die genaue Zeit mitzutheilen. Laßen Sie mich nur den einen Vorbehalt machen, daß Herrn D. keine Unkosten erwachsen. Sie können sich ja denken, daß in einem Kammermusikkonzert das Gold nicht geradezu fließt. Ich glaube kaum, daß ich diesen Winter nach Leipzig komme. Daß ich von Ihrem freundlichen Anerbieten Gebrauch machen werde, wenn ich einst dorthin gehe, dürfen Sie dann überzeugt sein. Allein ich werde vor allem darauf bedacht sein, wenn ich das erste Mal als Komponist vor das Leipziger Publikum trete, daß dies mit meinem Werke geschieht, welches, wie meine Sinfonie, sich an das große Publikum wendet, und nicht mit Kammermusik, die nur den kleineren Kreis von Musikern interessiert. Ein oder das andere Mal wird man doch noch auf die Sinfonie zurückkommen. Einstweilen danke ich Ihnen herzlichst für die freundliche Aufnahme der Notiz in Ihrem geschätzten Blatte und verbleibe mit bestem Gruße [ ]". - Der Schüler Franz Liszts komponierte eine Symphonie, Klavierwerke, Kammermusik, Lieder sowie die Opern "Der Sturm" und "Das Unmöglichste von allen". Urspruch schrieb "Der gregorianische Choral" und die "Choralfrage" (1901). - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Initialen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A History of Ancient Art in Egypt; Chaldæa & Assyria; Phoenicia; Sardinia & Judea; Persia; Phrygia, Lydia, Caria, & Lycia; & Greece. Together, 12 Volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1883 - 1894. First English language edition. Hardcover. Quartos, variously paginated, generously illustrated (including folding & color plates). Later three-quarter crushed maroon morocco & maroon cloth by Bickers & Son (Signed) the spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, lettered or decorated in gilt in all compartments. Top edges gilt, ribbon markers sewn in. Small losses at the tops of the spines on 8 volumes, lightly rubbed, a bit soiled, one volume with spine slightly stained, occasional minor foxing & handling marks, certainly Very Good & still quite attractive. An exhaustive study rarely available complete, enhanced with thousands of illustrations from engravings, as well as plates in color & folded. Please inquire for an international shipping quote.

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        Notes of a Journey Across the Isthmus of Kra, Made With the French Government Survey Expedition, January-April, 1883

      Singapore: Singapore and Straits Printing Office, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Fair/good minus condition only. 55 pp. Two fold-outs. Ex-library copy. Original printed paper wraps rubbed, soiled, and worn, spine cloth split with loss. Few normal markings to endpapers etc, else interior decent. Maps have faint library embossed seal to margins. Maps are age-toned at folds, thought pictures exaggerate the color. The expedition was completed to determine a canal path across the isthmus.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

      [Bookseller: Ohio Book Consortium]
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        Familiar wild Birds. London/Paris/New York. Cassell & Company 1883 - (1888) (Prima ediz.).

      4 voll. in 8°picc., bella leg. uniforme in mz. marocchino nero con angoli, dorso a 4 nervi con titoli e decorazioni in oro negli scomparti, ex - libris del pittore - naturalista svedese Gunnar Brusewitz, pp.VIII - 160, pp.VIII - 160, pp. VIII - 160, pp.VII - 176, graziose vignette di uccelli fungono da capilettera e da finalini, inc. in legno da A.Thorburn; 161 (di 160, risulta doppia la tav. dell'edredone nel III vol.) belle tavv. cromolitografate: 149 di uccelli e 12 di uova, di A.Thorburn (145), di A.F.Lydon e E.J, protette da veline. Trascurabili tracce d'uso nella parte inf. del dorso nel I vol., per il resto un ottimo non comune esemplare. Casey Wood, p.590. Fine Bird Boos, p.110. Freeman BNHB, 3540. Mullens - Swann, p.570. Nissen IVB, 918. Zimmer II, p.620. Graziosa opera sugli uccelli di Gran Bretagna a carattere divulgativo, arricchita dalle belle e decorative tavole, che apparvero in cromolitografia solo nelle prime due edizioni (la seconda è senza data), divenute entrambe poco comuni, nelle successive le tavole erano riprodotte con un processo a stampa a tre colori e sono facili da reperire. É questa la prima opera illustrata dal grande pittore naturalista scozzese Archibald Thorburn.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Naturalia]
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        Treasure Island.


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        The Readings Of Charles Dickens

      Chapman and Hall, 1883, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. The original periodical, with front and back cover included, has been bound in a semi-rigid maroon binder. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner's annotation, underlining and highlighting. The periodical is firmly bound, the boards are slightly bumped, marked and rubbed. A few foxing marks but, in the main, remarkably clean. Previous owner's signature, pencil. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & collectable; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 71300.

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        Liebig-Bilder: Einzelserie Nr. 062: Märchen.

      Liebig 1883 - ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach den maßgeblichen Katalogen von Arnhold/Spielhagen + Loos sowie Sanguinetti ): Hier die Nummer 62: " Märchen " aus dem Jahrgang 1883-1884, gedruckt bei Mouillot in Paris ( Loos gibt *Ateliers des Reproductions Artistiques* an ). ( hier sind auch die 2 nur in der französischen Serie erschienen Bilder beiliegend ): Gezeigt werden (mit französchem Text - vergleiche hierzu auch Sanguinetti-Nummer 129 ): " Le petit Poucet - Histoire de Don Quichotte - Le roi Dagobert - Le petit chaperon rouge - Barbe-bleue - Robinson Crusoe - (sowie: Cendrillon - Le chat botte) ". Zusammen 8 Bilder: ( Die Rückseiten der Bilder mit französischem Werbetext ) .Die ersten 6 jeweils breitrandig mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren ( wie leicht berieben, gering im Außenrand fleckig, Ecken gering bestoßen, 1 Bild an einer Ecke schwach angeknickt ), insgesamt aber von guter Erhaltung. - die beiliegenden 2 Bilder jeweils stark beschnitten ( ohne Außenrand ). - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Atlas des Deutschen Reichs, zehn Blätter im Maßstab 1: 850.000, mit vollständigem Register aller auf der Karte enthaltenen Namen, nebst drei statistischen Karten: der Bevölkerungsdichte, Konfessionen und Gewerbetätigkeit in Deutschland und 16 Produktionskärtchen über Bodenkultur Tierzucht, Nutzpflanzen und nutzbaren Mineralien mit ausführlichen statistischen Übersichtstabellen,

      Leipzig Bibliographisches Institut 1883. XXXV Seiten, 28 Blatt im Kartenteil, 29x44, braunes O Ln mit Goldpräge-Beschriftung auf der Vorderdecke, SEHR SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR diese seltenen Atlas, ohne nennenswerte Mängel, Text- und Kartenteil ausgesprochen gut erhalten Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 39254, Atlanten, i

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        Treasure Island.

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited,, 1883. Octavo (185 × 120 mm). Full green calf by Zaehnsdorf (signed 1911), spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and third, remaining compartments with circular onlays in red morocco to centre, covers with three-line border gilt and elaborate central quatrefoils with "RLS" monogram gilt to enclosed red morocco onlays, top edge gilt, four-line rule enclosing sawtooth roll to turn-ins gilt, pastedowns gold-painted with scalloped border and foliate cornerpieces tooled in blind, free endpapers green. Map frontispiece printed in blue, red and black. Bound without publisher's advertisements. Original cloth spine mounted to rear blank. Spine sunned to tan, light rubbing along joints and extremitiess, surface splitting to inner hinges, occasional light toning towards edges, very sporadic faint spotting. A very good copy, finely bound. First edition of Stevenson's first novel. Originally written as a pendant to the now-famous treasure map the author had drawn to entertain his young stepson "on a rainy day in the Scottish Highlands" (Grolier), Treasure Island was serialised in Young Folks magazine from October 1881 to January 1882 under the pseudonym "Captain George North". It was only with the appearance of this first edition, however, that it received any kind of critical attention, indeed, "was immediately hailed by critics as a classic". With the following issue-points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "8" dropped from the pagination on page 83; the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop not present following "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; with "worse" in line 3, page 197.

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        Diphyllodes Republica [Wilson's Bird of Paradise]

      Boston: published by the author for the subscribers, 1883. Chromolithograph with additional hand colouring. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 20 x 16 inches. A wonderful print of Wilson's Birds of Paradise, from Corey's celebrated ornithological work. This spectacular chromolithograph comes from Charles Barney Cory's seminal text "Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World." An extremely rare work, Cory's large folio is considered one of the finest ornithological works of its day. In the preface to his great work, Cory states: 'In writing the present work I have striven to bring together some of the wonderful examples of the ornithological world, and to illustrate them in such a manner that others besides naturalists may become acquainted with the beautiful forms of bird life which inhabit our globe.' Given Cory's stated aim it is unsurprising that he has concentrated on the most spectacular bird family of all: the Birds of Paradise and their relatives the Lyre Bird and the Spotted Bower bird. Twelve of the twenty plates in the text picture these magnificent birds. The eight others include two of the best known extinct bird species: the Dodo and the Great Auk. The remaining choices fall into the curious rather than the beautiful category, with images of the Kiwi, the Ruff, the California Condor, the Black-headed Plover and the Sacred Ibis. This striking image of the Diphyllodes Respublica is one of the twelve prints of Birds of Paradise. More commonly known as Wilson's Bird of Paradise , the Diphyllodes Respublica is a small bird, roughly the size of a starling. This extremely rare species is endemic to the island of Waigeo and Batanta of the western coast of Papua New Guinea. In the male of the species the upper mantle is sulphur yellow while the wings and the lower mantle are a shocking crimson. The bird's breast is lush velvet green and its curled tail feathers are a gleaming silver. The most curious attribute of this remarkable species is its bald crown which is coloured a rich cobalt blue and is so vivid that it is clearly visible by night. Unfortunately, their extraordinary beauty has made them eagerly hunted, and the species is close to extinction. Bennett p. 28; BM(NH) I, p. 387; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 87; McGrath p. 59; Wood 30; Nissen IVB 205; Nissen SVB 109; Zimmer p.137.

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        1883, Catalogue Illustre Officiel De La Section Des beaux-Arts De L'exposition Universelle D'amsterdam; Contenant Environ 200 Reproductions D'apres Les Dessins Originaux Des Artistes

      Librairie D'art L. Baschet 1883 - Ex library rebound copy with the usual stamps and marks. Red covers with gilt lettering to spine. A good binding and clear text. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Besoigneux

      1883 - 2 vol. de I : 356 pp., et II Paris, Dentu, 1883, in-12, 2 vol. de I : 356 pp, et II : 382 pp, demi-chagrin noir à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, Première édition. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi signé de l'auteur à H.M Chapu, sculpteur et graveur français : "Hommage de ma profonde admiration pour le grand artiste et de ma vive sympathie pour l'homme". Romancier français surtout connu pour ses livres pour enfants, Hector Malot laisse une œuvre importante et riche. Dans cet ouvrage, il relate l'histoire d'une famille en procès contre l'administration qui obtient gain de cause après s'être ruinée en frais de procédure. Exemplaire à l'intérieur frais, couvertures d'origine conservées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Histoire des quatre fils Aymon. Très nobles et très Vaillans chevaliers.

      Paris, H. Launette, 1883 4°, 8 Bl., 224 S., 8 Bl., Privat-Ldr. mit beigebundene Deckel und Rücken, Etwas berieben, min. angeschmutzt, innen sauber Text franz. Illustré de compositions en couleur par Eugène Grasset. Gravure et impression par Charles Gillot. - Es ist eine wirkungsmächtige Erzählung von den Abenteuern der vier Haimonskinder aus dem Bereich der Geschichten um Karl den Großen. Die Erzählung hat eine internationale Verbreitung gefunden. bei der Texte aus Frankreich. den Niederlanden. England. Skandinavien. Italien. Spanien. Flandern und Portugal in vielen Varianten und Sprachen entstanden. und die den jeweiligen Umständen. besonders auch in der Renaissance bis weit in das 19. Jahrhundert. angepasst wurden. Diese Literatur des Hochmittelalters wurde entscheidend durch die Erfindung des Buchdruckes gefördert und ihre ritterlichen Helden sind vergleichbar mit jenen aus der Artustradition. Zu Beginn dieser lange überlieferten Tradition steht der altfranzösische Versroman (Heldenlied) Renaut de Montauban aus dem späten 12. Jahrhundert. bzw. einer der wenigen identifizierten französischen Chanson de geste (La Chanson de Quatre Fils Aymons; im 15. Jahrhundert entstanden Prosafassungen; erste frz. Drucke: Lyon um 1480; Paris 1506). Geschildert wird mit epischen Motiven des Mittelalters eine Auseinandersetzung zwischen dem Kaiser und seinem Vasall. der Widerstand mächtiger Adelsgeschlechter des Karolingerreiches - hier Haimon von Dordogne und seiner Familie. die dem König Karl Vasallentreue geschworen haben - gegen die Zentralisierungsbestrebungen Karls des Großen. der die karolingische Reichsbildung im 8. Jahrhundert initiierte. und sein Herrschergeschlecht. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - allgemein Literatur Franz.

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      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1883 - THE FLY-FISHER'S ENTOMOLOGY with coloured representations of the natural and artificial insect, and a few observations and instructions on trout and grayling fishing by Alfred Ronalds. With twenty coloured plates. Ninth edition. London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1883 1 volume in-8 (23 x 15) de XII-132 pages + 24 p. de catalogue de l'éditeur (janvier 1886). 20 superbes planches mises en couleur à l'aquarelle et gommées à l'époque. Cartonnage de l'éditeur pleine toile verte gaufrée à froid, titre doré au centre du premier plat, relié sur brochure, doublures et gardes de papier noir. Très bon état. Quelques fissures de la toile sans gravité aux mors et coiffes légèrement frottée, coins légèrement touchés, intérieur frais, avec parfois quelques rousseurs. Quelques annotations et marques à l'encre. NEUVIÈME ÉDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felis Ornata [ Wild Cat ]

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

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        [Glass Lantern Slides]: Views of South Florida and the Founding of Miami, 1883-1887

      [Miami, Florida. circa 1883-1887]. A remarkable collection of 72 glass lantern slides of images taken by the renowned yacht builder and amateur photographer Ralph Middleton Munroe in the mid-1880s to promote tourism to the Biscayne Bay Country, and to encourage the establishment of a permanent settlement on the Miami River. The glass lantern slides measure 4" x 3.25", with plain paper folded over the edges. Several have tiny number labels laid down on an edge (most have fallen off). Light scattered spotting, a few slides have one or more detached paper edges, a couple have small chips to the corner edges, overall they are very good. .

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        Coronation album of Alexander III / Description Du Sacre et du Couronnement De Jeurs Majestes Imperiales LEmpereur De toutes les Russies Alexandre III et LImperatrice Marie - Facsimile edition

      The first French edition, also printed in Russian, the album illustrates the coronation ceremonies and events in Moscow. Printed in a relatively small edition for members of the imperial family and foreign dignitaries participating in the ceremonies on 15 May 1883.

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        Palästina in Wort und Bild. Nebst der Sinaihalbinsel und dem Lande Gosen. Erster Band.

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt Stuttgart, Leipzig 1883 VIII, 520 Seiten. Mit gestochenem Titel, 19 Stahlstichtafeln, sehr zahlreichen Textillustrationen ( teils auch blattgroß ) sowie 2 getönten lithographierten Karten. Illustrierter Ohln mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, Folio ( 38 x 32 cm ). Inhalt: Jerusalem - Bethlehem und das nördliche Judäa - Das Gebirge von Juda und Ephraim - Sichem und Samaria - Die grosse Ebene - Untergaliläa und der See von Tiberias - Obergaliläa - Der Hermon und seine Tempel - Damaskus - Palmyra - Der Wadi Barada - Baalbek. Einband angestaubt, etwas fleckig, leicht berieben. Innen teils etwas stockfleckig, desgleichen die Tafeln ( diese meist nur zum Rand hin stockfleckig ). ( Gewicht 3400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Palästina, Israel, Syrien, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Juda, Ephraim, Sichem, Samaria, Tiberias, Hermon, Damaskus, Palmyra, Wadi Barada, Baalbek, Libanon

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        Life on The Mississippi

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883 Illustrated with 316 images by John Harley, Edmund Henry Garrett, and A. B. Shute. First edition, first state - intermediate A, with the illustration of the author and an urn bearing his initials in flames on page 441, and with the caption "The St. Charles Hotel" on the illustration on page 443. Publisher's decorative brown cloth, with pictorial panels depicting the Mississippi River stamped in gilt to the front board and spine, decorative ruling and ornamentations stamped in black to the front board. About fine, with minor bumping to the corners, light rubbing to the spine ends, a very slight lean to the spine, bright gilt, fresh interior, sturdy binding. Overall, a beautiful, unsophisticated copy. BAL 3411. Life on the Mississippi is a semi-autobiographical text about the history of the Mississippi River and the author's adventures riding on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. While much of the information in this text is factual, many of the individual episodes were fabricated to varying degrees and are better considered tall tales than accurate documentation. For example, Twain provides an account of the origin of his pseudonym, which he claims he took from Captain Isaiah Sellers. While the explanation of "mark twain" as a riverman's phrase for water found to be two fathoms deep (12 feet) is undoubtedly correct, it is likely that the stories regarding Sellers are at least partially embellished. In addition to offering insight into the author's earlier life, Life on the Mississippi provides historical context on the industrialization of the United States in the second half of the 19th century; throughout the text, Twain discusses the competition of railroads along with the growing cities in the American Midwest and South.. Illus. by Harley, John; Garrett, Edmund Henry; Shute, A.B.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Rivers of Life. Or Sources and Streams of the Faiths of Man in all Lands; Showing the Evolution of Faiths from the Rudest Symbols to the Latest Spiritual Developments. Two volume set finely bound together with folding Chart and Note.

      London: Bernard Quaritch. Fine. 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. 2 colored maps, 17 full page plates, 339 text drawings. Two volumes with accompanying large (7.5 x 2.25 feet) linen-backed chart in separate beveled slipcase. Explanatory Note affixed to back. Sumptuously bound in half morocco; marbled boards & endpapers; topedge gilt. set in fine condition: no owner's names, no bookplates, no scholia or other defacements. ; 4to ; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Exposición de Minería en Madrid. 1883. A S.M. el Rey D. Alfonso XII

      Madrid 1883 - Álbum fotográfico editado con motivo de la Exposición Nacional de Minería, Artes Metalúrgicas, Cerámica, Cristal y Aguas Minerales de Madrid de 1883, dedicado a S. M. el Rey D. Alfonso XII. 540x425mm, encuadernación a plena piel roja con hierros dorados, estilo Alfonsino, original, con guardas en seda y cortes dorados. Conserva las 69 fotografías originales en formato 380x270mm, pegadas sobre papel cartón con título, numeradas a partir de la 19. Las fotografías recogen diversas vistas generales de la exposición, de los distintos pabellones, vistas interiores y exteriores, y de las instalaciones de cada empresa participante. Incluye fotografías del conocido como Palacio Velázquez, del Retiro, el único que se conserva de los levantados con motivo de la Exposición, y que debe su nombre al arquitecto encargado de su diseño, Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, construido con materiales de fabricación española en su totalidad, destacando la cerámica decorativa de Zuloaga. Falta portada, sucio, manchas de humedad, lomo y plano anterior desprendidos, fatigado, deslucido. Hojas interiores con manchas de humedad, sin afectar a las fotografías. La exposición quiso ser escaparate de la industria minera y metalúrgica nacional y estuvieron representadas y, por tanto, aparecen en las fotografías, las siguientes sociedades y empresas: ¿ Compañía San Juan de Alcaraz ¿ Compañía de los Ferrocarriles del Mediodía ¿ Sociedad de las Minas de Cobre de Alosno (Huelva) ¿ John Young de Glasgow ¿ Aceros de Hadfield¿s Steel Foundry Cº ¿ Pabellón de Suecia y Noruega ¿ Minas de Almadén ¿ Fábrica de loza Falcó y Cía de Valdemorillo ¿ Minas y Fundición de Santander y Quirós ¿ Exposición Colectiva Alemana ¿ Sociedad Metalúrgica del Perigord ¿ Abonos Minerales de Serrano Marcelino y Cía. ¿ Galería de máquinas ¿ Minas de los Sres. Fernández y González de Sevilla ¿ Aguas minerales de Santa Águeda ¿ Calderas de Denaeyer y Cía. ¿ Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja, Segovia ¿ Maquinaria inglesa ¿ Minas de Orbo ¿ Sociedad para material de transportes para Minas de Humbold ¿ Compañía de Minas de Riotinto ¿ Real Compañía Asturiana ¿ Minas de Plomo de Arrayanes y Puerto Llano, de Villanova ¿ Sociedad Minera Escombreras ¿ Sociedad Agrícola e Industrial de NiPE, Cuba ¿ Cuerpo de Minas ¿ Sociedad de las Minas del Pedroso ¿ Cuerpo de Artillería ¿ Aguas Minerales de la Margarita en Loeches ¿ Compañía Hullera y Metalúrgica de Bélmez ¿ Cerámica La Moncloa ¿ Sociedades Mineras y Metalúrgicas de Bilbao ¿ Compañía Orconera Iron Ore de Bilbao ¿ Altos Hornos de Bilbao ¿ Compañía Franco ¿ Belga de Bilbao ¿ Sociedad Metalúrgica Duro y Cía ¿ Minas y Fundición de Mieres ¿ Minas y Fundición de Oviedo ¿ Compañía Pizarrera de Villar del Rey ¿ Compañía Constructora de Material para Ferrocarriles de Barcelona [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Fables de La Fontaine. 2 volumes.

      Paris, A. Quantin 1883 - Édition illustrée de 75 planches à l'eau-forte (sous serpentes). Bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Complet & Contrôlé. Paris, A. Quantin - 1883 - T1: xliii et 302 pages. T2: xi et 354 pages. Ex-libris Collection Serres Toulouse. Reliure pleine percaline ivoire façon vélin de l'éditeur. Dos lisse orné et doré. Plaque dorée sur le plat supérieur. Rares piqures. Plats tachés. Très bon état. Forts volumes, format in-4°(33x24). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Grasset, Eugene] Historie de Quatre Fils Aymon, 100 Copies on China Paper

      Paris: H. Launette, 1883. First edition. Large quarto. Sumptuously bound in full brick red morocco with decorative gilt near all-over rosette pattern on both covers and spine by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt pallet on front dentelle: "Bound by Zaehnsdorf 1895." DELUXE EDITION, Limited ot 100 Copies Only and printed on China paper (from a total edition of 200 copies). 224pp. + 14 unnumbered pages (Notes, etc.) Exquisite color illustrations, many whole or half-page, with color decorative designs throughout by Eugene Grasset. A few light scuff marks, extremities a little rubbed, near fine internally. Original pictorial wrappers bound-in. Scarce and important Art Nouveau illustrated book.

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        Lessings Werke. Hrsg. Von Robert Boxberger Historisch kritische Ausgabe. 14 BÄNDE so komplett in 18 Bänden (=in der Reihe Deutsche National Litteratur erschienen).

      Berlin Und Stuttgart Verlag W. Spemann [1883 -1890] 18 Halbleinbände der Zeit, 8°, Exemplar, gestempelt ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar, Zustand: gutVersand D: 9,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur Historisch kritische Ausgabe

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        Atlas der Nederlandsche bezittingen in Oost-Indie. Naar de nieuwste bronnen samengesteld en aan de regeering opgedragen. Gereproduceerd, op last van het Departement van Kolonien, aan de Topographische Inrichting te 's Gravenhage, onder leiding van den directeur C.A.Eckstein.

      's- Gravenhage, 1883-1885. Large folio (46 x 66 cm). With double-page colour lithograph title and 14 double- page colour lithograph maps. Original printed boards. Boards spotted, but inside a very good splendid copy. The most detailed and largest atlas of Indonesia (former Dutch Indies), commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Colonies. Koeman VI. KEYWORDS:indonesia/atlas/maps.

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        The Hebrid Isles; wanderings in the Land of Lorne and the Outer Hebrides.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. Frontispiece illustration. 8vo., a particularly splendid example of a signed Cedric Chivers of binding with full painted cover or stylised thistles and seagulls over the sea with a rising sun, gilt tooling and mother of pearl inlay, all edges gilt. Spotting to title and frontispiece. A particularly fine example of a vellucent binding by Cedric Chivers of Bath, signed on the lower turnin. The painting on the binding is actually on yellow paper under transparent vellum rather than straight onto the vellum which you see with other painted vellum binding. A good Scottish prose poem to the beauties of the Hebrides. A contemporary review said: "in Mr. Buchanan's work we find short, terse sentences, vivid descriptions of loch and mountain, and bright narratives of adventure along the wild sea-coast of the Outer Hebrides".

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        Cent Chef-D'oeuvre; The choice of the French private galleries

      Knoedler, New York 1883 - Copy 19 of 600 on Holland paper. Folio. 120 pp. Covers in golden silk with silk ribbon (replacement) ties. Tail corners bumped, spine stabilized and reattached with new leather backing. Most illustrations with signature of engraver/artist and intact tissue. Tables of Modern Paintings, Ancient Paintings and Contents present at rear of volume. Text block tight and unmarked. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Doctrine and Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Containing the Revelations Given to Joseph Smith, Jun., The Prophet, for the Building up of the Kingdom of God in the Last Days.

      Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News Company, Printers and Publishers, 1883. Leather bound. 503pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Full black leather with raised bands. Title, bands and floral design gilt stamped on the backstrip. Decorative gilt stamping to boards with name at center of front board. Very good. Gentle rubbing to extremities (more so at corners) Front free endsheet missing. Flake/Draper 2874.

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        Théatre complet. Publié par D. Jouaust. Préface par M. Nisard.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1876-1883. - 8 Bände. Ca. 30 x 21,5 cm. Mit gestochenem Porträt in 2 Zuständen, 64 radierten Tafeln von Flaming nach L. Leloir sowie angereichert mit insgesamt 178 radierten Tafeln mit verschiedenen Illustrationsfolgen. Eines von 100 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugausgabe auf Vergé, "tres belle publication cotée, à recherche avec les états" (Carteret). Carteret IV, 286; Vicaire V, 933f. Hier in einem angereicherten Exemplar mit mehreren zusätzlichen Illustrationsfolgen, darunter 30 Radierungen von T. de Mare nach F. Boucher, 50 radierte Vignetten von V. Foulquier, 34 radierte Tafeln von A. Lalauze sowie E. Hédouin und E. Bayard. Die Titelblätter der zusätzlichen Folgen sind am Schluß von Band VIII eingebunden. Teils gebräunt und stockfleckig; Rücken teilweise etwas berieben. Breitrandiges unbeschnittenes Exemplar in prachtvollen Einbänden von Noulhac. Rote Halbmaroquinbände der Zeit mit reicher ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung und mit Blütenstempeln in Grün, marmorierten Bezugspapieren und breiten Lederecken.

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        [Oraison Dominicale reproduite en fac-similé sur l’exemplaire de la Bibliothèque nationale]

      ] Slim 4to. [Paris: A. Pilinski, 1883.] Slim 4to, [10]ff. each reproducing a woodblock and colored by hand. Brown morocco extra, covers blind-stamped with fleurs-de-lys, gilt edges. A fine copy with the early bookplate of W.J. Le Mattre. Issued in the series “Monuments de la xylographie, 5”, this reproduction in exact facsimile of a unique blockbook printing of the Lord’s Prayer is extremely scarce. We found numerous facsimiles issued by Pilinski but not this one though WorldCat does note 2 copies each in the US, UK, and France. Although this copy has no text, the note online indicates that it was “par Adam Pilinski ... Précédée d'une notice par Gustave Pawlowski” which would indicate that there was text associated with the facsimile which was part of a series that included the “Danse Macabre”, “Apocalypse”, “Ars moriendi”, “Ars memorandi”, “Cantica Canticorum”, and “Les Neuf Preux”.

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        Oraison Dominicale reproduite en fac-similé sur l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque nationale]

      - [Paris: A. Pilinski, 1883.] Slim 4to, [10]ff. each reproducing a woodblock and colored by hand. Brown morocco extra, covers blind-stamped with fleurs-de-lys, gilt edges. A fine copy with the early bookplate of W.J. Le Mattre. Issued in the series "Monuments de la xylographie, 5", this reproduction in exact facsimile of a unique blockbook printing of the Lord's Prayer is extremely scarce. We found numerous facsimiles issued by Pilinski but not this one though WorldCat does note 2 copies each in the US, UK, and France. Although this copy has no text, the note online indicates that it was "par Adam Pilinski . Précédée d'une notice par Gustave Pawlowski" which would indicate that there was text associated with the facsimile which was part of a series that included the "Danse Macabre", "Apocalypse", "Ars moriendi", "Ars memorandi", "Cantica Canticorum", and "Les Neuf Preux". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blue-Headed Racket-Tailed Parrot] Prioniturus Discosurus

      [London: by the Author, 1883. Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Gould and H.C.Richter, printed by Walter & Cohn. A fine image of two parrots from John Gould's magnificent folio work "The Birds of Asia." The intended geographical range of "The Birds of Asia" was enormous, and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless self-belief of the 19th-century's best known ornithologist. In his all-encompassing work John Gould includes species from all corners of the eastern world, as Richard Bowdler Sharpe noted the work covers "Species from Palestine to the eastward, and from the Moluccas to the west." Gould chose to record the bird life from an area which, with the exception of the tropical areas of the American continent, includes the widest, and most colourful variety of bird life to be found anywhere in the world. Cf. Anker 178; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 368; cf. Sauer 17; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p.258.

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        Klinger, Max. - Vier Landschaften (Opus VII). - Blatt II. - "Chaussee".

      - Radierung / Aquatinta & Kaltnadel, auf gelblichem Kupferdruckkarton, 1883. Von Max Klinger. 47,8 x 34,0 cm (Darstellung) / 52,9 x 36,8 cm (Platte) / 65 x 49 cm (Blatt). Singer 124 V (von V). In der Platte rechts unten gestochene Signatur: "MAX KLINGER". Links und rechts oben bezeichnet: "OP. VII / I". - Frisch und kontrastreich erhalten. Sehr guter Zustand. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben? Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn.

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      London: Wyman & Sons,. 1883. original red cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers.. Touch of wear at head of spine panel and three corner tips, hint of. sunning to spine panel, a near fine, attractive copy. (#147348). First edition. The first of Lach-Szyrma's three works of interplanetary fiction, this being a revised and expanded version of his A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, published in London by James Parker & Co. in 1874. "The first two parts deal with communication with a Venusian who has spent some time incognito on Earth and a description of a utopian civilization on Venus obtained through a vision ... The third and fourth parts describe the adventures of some Venusians as they explore a civilized Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and some of their satellites." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 131. Later adventures of the Venusians are detailed in "Letters from the Planets," a series of nine stories by Lach-Szyrma published anonymously in CASSELL'S MAGAZINE from 1887 to 1893, and his novel, UNDER OTHER CONDITIONS, published in London by Adam and Charles Black in 1892. "The general point of this and the succeeding stories is acceptance, on a religious basis, of the plurality of worlds and the omnipresence of humanoid life." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1261. "These rather preachy stories concentrate on sightseeing and ethics, but fair-mindedly stress that other planetary conditions may lead to other customs. Lach-Szyrma could be considered a minor forerunner to C. S. Lewis." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. [684]. "Clearly influenced Wells." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 24. Locke, Voyages in Space 120. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 108. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 69. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08512.

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        GASKELL'S NERVES: "The Croonian Lecture: On the Rhythm of the Heart of the Frog, and on the Nature of the Action of the Vagus Nerve" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 173 for the Year 1883, Part III, pp. 993-1033)

      Royal Society of London, London 1883 - "Gaskell's classical memoir on the muscles and nerves of the heart included a description of 'Gaskell's Nerves," the accelerator nerves of the heart. He showed that the motor impulses from the nerve ganglia to the sinus venosus influence the heart rhythm but do not originate cardiac movements, which are due to the rhythmic contraction of the heart muscle." (GARRISON-MORTON 829). iv, [4], viii, 751-1419 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kannen (XXXV)

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

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