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        Mission Des Juifs

      PARIGI: CALMANN LEVY, 1884. III ED.. RILEGATO. OTTIMO. 17 26. USATO

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        Voyages Haut Congo. Handschriftliche Original-Tagebücher, bestehend aus 2 Bänden: 24. März - 3. Juli 1884 und 4. Juli ? 6. August 1884.

      - 1884. Zwei Leinenbände, Größe 15 x 9 cm. Anbei eine Visitenkarte von Captain Hanssens / Internationale Expedition Congo River. Kl.-8vo. 71 Bl. (142 Seiten), sowie 10 Seiten (im 2.Buch). Kleine, aber sehr gut lesbare Handschrift (in Französisch) von Captain Hanssens. Mit einigen Zeichnungen, Plänen und Karten im Text. Der Inhalt der Manuskriptseiten entspricht einem getippten Text von 2i3.819 Zeichen oder 11.173 Seiten. Die Vordergelenke sind etwas schwach, das Papier leicht gebräunt, insgesamt ein sehr guter Zustand für ein Original-Tagebuch aus Afrika. - Handschriftliches Tagebuch einer bedeutenden belgischen Kongo-Expedition. Die Entdeckung des Ubgani. - Edmond Hanssens /1843-1884 in Vivi), belgischer Offizier der African Association war 1882 bis 1884 Teilnehmer an mehreren Reisen im Kongo unter H.M. Stanley. Dabei erhielt er von Einheimischen den Namen Bula-Matari II. (der erste war Stanley). 1884 wurde Hanssens zum Chef de la Division du Haut Congo ernannt und ist für die Verbindung von den Stanley-Fällen zur Äquator-Station (Coquilhatville, heute Mbandaka) zuständig. Auf der dritten Expedition Hanssens, welche in diesem Tagebuch beschrieben wird, wurde der Mongola Fluss entdeckt, er besetzt das Gebiet der Bangala und gründete mehrere Stationen wie Basoko an der Mündung des Aruwimi. Am 20.April 1884 entdeckt Hanssens den Ubangi und erforscht die Gebiete zwischen dem rechten Ufer des Ubango und des Kongo-Flusses. Der belgische König Leopold entschloß sich jedoch, diese Entdeckung geheim zu halten, um auf der Kongo-Konferenz im Vorteil bei der Grenzziehung zwischen belgischem und französischem Gebiet zu sein. Die Briefe von Hanssens werden 1892 in der Zeitschrift ?Le Mouvement geographique? von Wauters veröffentlicht. Das vorliegende handschriftliche Tagebuch ist ein außergewöhnliches Dokument afrikanischer Geschichte. In diesem Tagebuch beschreibt Hanssens ausführlich die erforschten Orte und Flüße, Begegnungen mit den Einheimischen, Vertragsabschlüße, die Kulturen der Stämme und zahlreichen Abenteuer auf der Reise. Ein unschätzbares Dokument afrikanischer Kultur- und Kolonialgeschichte. Die Stationen dieser Reise: 24 März 1884: Abfahrt der Expedition mit drei Dampfschiffen und zwei Beibooten in Begleitung von Vangele, Wester (Schwede), Coutois, Nichols (Engländer), Dress (Deutscher), Guerin (Franzose) und einem Einheimischen. 26 März: Kimpoko. Von 26 bis 27 März: Nyamboua. Von 27 bis 30 März: Msuata. 30 März: Pointe de Ganchu ? Treffen mit Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Von 3 bis 4 April: Bolobo. Von 5 bis 6 April: M?bossi, Ikoutou. 9 April: Loukolèla. Von 9 bis 10 April: Ngombé ? Poststation. 17 April: Équateur Station. Zurück nach Ngombé. 20 April 1884: Beginn der Erforschung des Ubangi-Distrikts. Nach drei Tagen der Suche in einem Labyrinth von Inseln, fanden Sie die Mündung des Flusses. Hanssens und Vangele (nach anderen Quellen auch Courtois und Amelot) sind die ersten Europäer in Ubangi (von den Einheimischen Mboundgou und von Stanley Mbanghi genannt). Der Chef von Oubangui /Mkoko) legt sein Volk und sein Gebiet unter den Schutz der Belgier. Dieser Vertrag ermöglicht den Belgiern, ihre zukünftige Kolonie auf eine wichtige Zone zwischen dem Kongo und Ubangi auszuweiten. Bis 26 April Équateur Station. Von 3 bis 12 Mai 1884: Iboko, Hauptstadt des Gebiets der Bangala ? Vertrag mit dem Häuptling Matamwiké und Gründung einer Station von Bangala. Kommandant der Station wird Camille Coquilhat. Équateur Station bis 17 Mai. 18 Mai: Ouranga. Von 21 bis 22 Mai: Bangala Station. Von 26 bis 27 Mai: Oubika. 28 Mai: Mongala sur l? «Éclaireur». Von 28 bis 29 Mai: Oubika. Von 4 bis 7 Juni: Oupoto. Vertrag. Gründung einer Poststation. 10 Juni: Mündung des Ngingiri (Itimbiri nach Stanley, Mboulumbu oder Mboula nach den Einheimischen). Fahrt über 75 km auf diesem Fluß. 18 Juni: Itembo. Vertrag mit Chef Moulangu. Von 21 bis 26 Juni: Mündung des Aruwimi (Oubingi von den Einheimischen genannt, aber auch Ouellé, Nepoko oder Ouerré). Vertrag mit

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        The Comet or Letters to Bon-Accordians Nos. 1-8

      George Middleton, 1884. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1884. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Ex library book. 8 pamphlets bound together in one volume. Red patterned half bound boards with gilt lettering. Library inserts and stamps to the endpapers. Annotations throughout the book with moderate foxing and tanning over dog-eared pages, and foxing to the text block edge. Firm binding with slightly cracked hinges. Indented library stamp to the rear board. Bumping to spine ends and corners with bleaching, scuffing and rub marking to the edges and surfaces.

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        Essai sur les substances albuminoïdes et sur leur transformation en urée. Thèse présentée à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg et soutenue publiquement le mercredi 27 août 1856, à midi, pour obtenir le grade de docteur en médecine.

      Strasbourg, G. Silbermann, 1856, (4)-51 pp. ; (suivi de). -2) BÉCHAMP (Pierre Jacques Antoine). Mémoire sur les matières albuminoïdes. S.l.n.d. [Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1884], 516 pp. ; (suivi de). -3) Rapport sur le mémoire relatif aux matières albuminoïdes, présenté à l'Académie par M. A. Béchamp. [Commissaires : Milne Edwards, Peligot, Fremy, Cahours ; rapporteur : Dumas]. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, s.d. [1882], 6 pp. ; demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné. -Page de titre de la thèse salie, mouillure claire importante sur les 4 derniers ff. de la thèse, qq. rousseurs claires, envois autographes signés sur les pp. de garde des 2 premiers ouvrages. - soit 3 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-4 ; 1) Edition originale. Rarissime.2) Mémoires présentés par divers savants à l'Académie des Sciences de l'Institut national de France. Tiré à part du tome XXVIII, n° 3. -Envoi autographe signé de Béchamp à E. Baltus.3) Tiré à part des comptes-rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, séance du 8 mai 1882.

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        HOLY BIBLE, Translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and Other Editions in Divers Languages. The Old Testament, First published by the English College at Douay, A. D. 1609. and The New Testament, First published by the English College at Rheims, A. D. 1582. With Notes, Critical, Historical, and Explanatory, Selected from the Most Eminent Commentators and Critics, By the Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock

      New York: P. F. Collier, [N.D., circa 1884]. 2 volumes bound as one. Revised edition, corrected under the superintendence of the Very Rev. Frederick Canon Oakeley, M.A., with the approbation of his eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and imprimatur John Card. M'Closkey, Archbishop of New York. Illustrated with many beautiful full-page engravings and with a beautiful full colour marriage certificate not filled in, illustrated family record at the beginning of the New Testament with only one name filled in, Folio (14 by 11 inches approx.), in the publisher's very impressive original binding of full morocco, the thick sturdy boards deeply paneled in a cross motif featuring handsome symbology tooled in vivid gilt, the spine lettered and decorated in both gilt and blind, the turn-ins gilt tooled lavishly, beautifully cut and formed large metal clasps fully intact, silk ribbon marker and t.e.g. xxiv, 40, 792; [1], 781, [1] pp. A very fine and beautiful bible in a near perfect state of preservation. A VERY FINE AND IMPRESSIVE AMERICAN CATHOLIC FAMILY BIBLE, MOST HANDSOMELY BOUND. The text of this Bible is the so called Douay-Rheims Bible, which is an English translation from the Latin Vulgate. Included in this large Bible is the complete Old and New Testament. Inside, one will also find an extensive introduction to the Bible

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        President Truman Presents The Certificate Of Merit To Dr. Louis Jordan, The Executive Director Of World War Ii's War Metallurgy Committee And The War Metallurgy Division Of The National Defense Research Committee

      HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972). Truman was the Thirty-Third President. DS. 1pg. 11" x 10". March 1, 1948. Washington. A document signed "Harry S Truman" as President and co-signed "Owen J. Roberts" as the Chairman of the Medal for Merit Board. Truman awarded Dr. Louis Jordan the Certificate of Merit "for outstanding fidelity and meritorious conduct in aid of the war effort against the common enemies of the United States and its Allies in World War II". Owen Roberts served on the Supreme Court from 1930 to 1945. The accompany letter state that Dr. Jordan served as the Executive Director "of both the War Metallurgy Committee of the National Research Council and of the War Metallurgy Division of the National Defense Research Committee, which proved to be an invaluable contribution to the war effort of the United States" from January 1942 to June 1946. The famous scientist Linus Pauling once wrote to Jordan about the use of metal alloys to build hypervelocity guns. The document has light curling along the top edge but is in fine condition with a four inch long Truman autograph.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - 174 illus. by E.W. Kemble. 8vo, red cloth, stamped in black and gold. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. English edition, published prior to the American. This is a first issue, with ads dated October 1884. BAL 3414. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, First printing

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, with ads dated October 1884. Pictorial deep red cloth, near fine, staples a little rusty, hinges tight, spine bright and without wear; housed in handsome cloth red slipcase. The true first printing, preceeding the U.S. edition, considered by many to be the greatest American novel of the 19th century (I'd vote for Moby Dick myself).

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        Spanish and Portuguese South America during the Colonial Period.

      London: Trüber & Co., 1884 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spines gilt, edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers, pocket to rear pastedown of vol. 1. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. 2. Stamp to title page verso and p. 33. Slight rubbing to extremities, minor bumps to tips, a couple of faint marks to boards, top edges dust toned; a very good set. Large folded map in pocket to rear pastedown. First edition of this expansive compendium of South American history, in the grey cloth variant binding. Watson travelled widely as a British diplomat allowing him to write a number of regional histories; "it is on of the advantages of foreign legations, that now and then a man connected with them is found intelligent enough and industrious enough to study the history and character of a people" (The British Quarterly Review, Volume 43, p. 554). Watson served in South America from 1865 to 1869. With the bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason (1869–1942) to the front pastedowns. Gleason was an American Catholic priest, scholar and book collector. The British Quarterly Review, Volume 43, p. 554; Casada 294. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TREASURE ISLAND

      1884. With Illustrations. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. 12 pp undated ads. Original dark brown cloth decorated in black. First American (and first illustrated) Edition. The first English edition, unillustrated, had been published in November 1883; this American edition, with four plates by F.T. Merrill, was published in February 1884. The first English illustrated edition, with 26 plates including the four from Roberts Bros., was not published until mid-1885.~This copy is from the second (and in our experience the usual) issue -- with the error "rain" corrected to "vain" on the last line of p. 40, and with twelve rather than four pages of ads. The book appears in dark brown, grey, mustard-yellow or aqua cloth, without priority.~This copy, in dark brown, is in very good-plus condition -- the only noteworthy defect being minor wear at the spine ends (with discreet restoration at the top). In our experience, this Boston edition is actually scarcer than the 1883 English one, even on this side of the Atlantic -- and when it does turn up, it is usually in atrocious condition. Beinecke 244 (yellow) & 245 (grey) -- no indication of p. 40 reading, but both with 4 pp ads; Princeton 22A, copy 1 (grey, "rain," 4 pp ads) & copy 2 (yellow, "vain," 12 pp ads) & copy 3 (brown, "vain," 12 pp ads).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 24. IV. 1884. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Prinzessin Marie von Württemberg: "Euere Königliche Hoheit haben mich zu meinem Geburtstage durch ein so gnädiges Telegramm beglückt, daß Sie mich für einen ebenso undankbaren, als ungalanten Sterblichen halten müssen, keinen Dank für Ihr so gnädiges Gedenken erhalten zu haben. Zu meiner Entschuldigung kann ich nur Geringes anführen, daß was [!] aber meine Unachtsamkeit nicht gut machen kann! Ihr Telegramm war eines der ersten die ich erhielt u. thürmte sich die nun folgende Masse über dieselbe, so daß ich, bei meiner bald darauf folgenden Krankheit, die mich 4 Tage im Bett hielt, ich an kein Schreiben noch Arbeits-Geschäfte denken konnte [.]". Sprache: de

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        New Measures of the Great Pyramid, By a New Measurer. Described and Tested. Extended and Corrected from the Review in the "Banner of Israel", for November and December, 1883.

      London, Robert Banks, 1884.. Small octavo. Pp. xii, 13-127. Dedication leaf, Preface. With text figures. Appendices. Original errata slip tipped-in onto p. 75. Original publisher's printed stiff wrappers, spine worn. Good copy, neat interior. ~ First edition. With manuscript inscription and contemporary bookplate of Norfolk & Norwich Library onto upper wrap. Beinlich-Seeber 18874, quoting the book unseen. Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900) was astronomer-royal for Scotland, professor of practical astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh. He was heavily influenced by pyramid theorist John Taylor who theorized that the Great Pyramid was planned and the building supervised by the biblical Noah. Refused a grant by the Royal Society, Smyth went on an expedition to Egypt in order to accurately measure every surface, dimension, and aspect of the Great Pyramid. He subsequently published his book "Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid" (1864). He claimed that the measurements he obtained from the Great Pyramid of Giza indicated a unit of length, the pyramid inch, a God-given measure handed down through the centuries from the time of Israel. His conclusion was that the architects of the pyramid could only have been directed by the hand of God.

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        L'Etoile du sud. L'archipel en feu

      Illustrated original collective editionPublisher cartonnage said "Two elephants" type 3, which is the first appearance. This new cardboard box with 2 elephants is particularly sognale by its second flat type Lenègre e: central macaroon on a black background, rich frame pattern consisting of 68 half rosettes, with an important pattern of interwoven ribbons Hetzel Paris 1884 Grd. in-8 (18,5x27,5cm) 242pp. ; 198pp. relié

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        New Measures of the Great Pyramid, By a New Measurer. Described and Tested. Extended and Corrected from the Review in the "Banner of Israel", for November and December, 1883.

      London, Robert Banks 1884 - Small octavo. Pp. xii, 13-127. Dedication leaf, Preface. With text figures. Appendices. Original errata slip tipped-in onto p. 75. Original publisher's printed stiff wrappers, spine worn. Good copy, neat interior. ~ First edition. With manuscript inscription and contemporary bookplate of Norfolk & Norwich Library onto upper wrap. Beinlich-Seeber 18874, quoting the book unseen. Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900) was astronomer-royal for Scotland, professor of practical astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh. He was heavily influenced by pyramid theorist John Taylor who theorized that the Great Pyramid was planned and the building supervised by the biblical Noah. Refused a grant by the Royal Society, Smyth went on an expedition to Egypt in order to accurately measure every surface, dimension, and aspect of the Great Pyramid. He subsequently published his book "Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid" (1864). He claimed that the measurements he obtained from the Great Pyramid of Giza indicated a unit of length, the pyramid inch, a God-given measure handed down through the centuries from the time of Israel. His conclusion was that the architects of the pyramid could only have been directed by the hand of God. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la comtesse Potocka : « J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec [Paul] Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. »

      - S.l. [Paris] s.d. [5 mai 1884], 10x12,9cm, 4 pp. sur un feuillet double. - 70 linee in inchiostro nero, un disegno originale con inchiostro su un doppio foglio di intestazione "83, rue Dulong". - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la comtesse Potocka, 70 lignes à l'encre noire, agrémenté d'un dessin original à l'encre sur un feuillet double à en-tête "83, rue Dulong". Maupassant a, des années durant, été l'un des soupirants les plus assidus de la comtesse Potocka. Il s'apprête à l'aller voir sur invitation de son mari : « Vous savez, n'est-ce pas, que je dine chez vous demain, invité par votre mari. » Son époux le comte Potocki vivait en totale liberté avec la comtesse, occupé qu'il était à entretenir la célèbre courtisane Émilienne d'Alençon, il ne s'offusqua pas des « Macchabées » de son épouse, son groupe de soupirants. Les « Macchabées » avaient érigé l'amour en religion et ils en étaient les pénitents. Ainsi Maupassant écrit-il à la comtesse : « Il n'y a pas deux pénitentes comme vous, d'abord. Et puis j'ai qu'une pénitente qui me fait plutôt l'effet d'une Directrice car je me sens disposé bien plus à lui obéir qu'à la conseiller. » Plus loin, alors qu'il décrit une soirée à laquelle il a assisté, il admet s'être abimé dans la ferveur que la comtesse provoque chez lui : « Comme j'avais mon chapelet dans ma poche je me suis mis à en réciter une dixaine en répétant entre chaque « ave » - « Notre Dame de Vassivière, patronne du lac Pavin, priez pour moi. » J'étais dans un parfait état de recueillement en sortant de cette maison où j'ai été reçu comme l'enfant prodigue. » Maupassant avait vu la comtesse en Auvergne, lors d'un voyage qui le mena au lac Pavin et au lac de Vassivière. Cette religion devait être bien plus du goût de Maupassant que le petit séminaire d'Yvetot où il fut envoyé étudier de 1863 à 1868. L'amour érigé au rang de religion élève Maupassant à la dignité de saint stylite : « [...] je suis remonté sur ma colonne pour me trouver à votre hauteur. » À la suite, il a esquissé un dessin à l'encre où il s'est représenté lui-même ainsi que la comtesse, tous deux auréolés. Cette dernière est sur une autre colonne et lui tend la main pour le rattraper alors que la colonne sur laquelle il se trouve s'est brisée et tombe. Comme Maupassant, Paul Bourget fut un « Macchabée » : « J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. Je m'acquitte de cette commission parce que je connais les réserves de mon ami, dans ses ... déclarations. » Les deux hommes se sont rencontrés en 1877 dans les bureaux de la revue La République des lettres et partagent la même fascination pour la comtesse : « [...] je lui ai parlé de vous selon ma pensée. Et il m'a avoué qu'il craindrait de vous connaître par peur de lui-même et de ses amies. » Paul Bourget est également un habitué des brillants salons de cette époque, il l'introduit chez la princesse Mathilde : « Cette conversation avait lieu chez la princesse Mathilde que je me suis décidé à aller voir entrainé par le dit Bourget. » La princesse Mathilde Bonaparte n'est autre que la cousine de Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, le futur Napoléon III auquel elle fut longtemps fiancée avant d'épouser un comte russe. Vivant à Paris, elle tient un des salons littéraires les plus courus de la capitale. Après ces considérations religieuses puis mondaines, Maupassant en vient à la littérature : « Aujourd'hui j'ai lu des vers depuis le matin, pour mon article du Gaulois que je n'ai pas encore fait. Je suis troublé décidément. » Il a publié dans la presse nombre de chroniques, nouvelles ou poèmes au cours de sa carrière, notamment entre 1880 et 1889 pour la revue Le Gaulois. Il n'y a pas que la comtesse qui trouble son activité littéraire : « J'avais chez moi un horrible écrivain russe nommé Boborykine, qui m'a empêché de trouver une phrase. » Piotr Boborykine, auteur naturaliste et journaliste russe, fit plusieurs voyages en France. Admirateur de Zola, il avait contribué à faire connaître son

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        Schriftsteller (1881-1942): Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. (voller Namenszug).

      2 S. Sehr frühe Postkarte des 24-Jahre jungen Dichters und Übersetzers, der damals noch bei seiner Familie in "Wien/ I Rathhausstrasse [sic!] 17" [eigenh. St. Zweig] wohnte. - // - An den Literaturwissenschaftler, Übersetzer und Kritiker Maximilian Schick (1884-1968) in "Berlin / Uhlandstrasse 146" [eigenh.]. - Schick war Mitglied in Herwarth Waldens "Verein für Kunst" und übersetzte russische Lyrik ins Deutsche. "Lieber Herr Schick, es wird Ihnen in den nächsten Tagen vom Insel Verlag mein Gedichtbuch "Die frühen Kränze" [EA 1906] zugehen. Nehmen Sie es als herzlichen Gruss von mir. Wenn Sie etwas dafür tun wollen, etwa in der Nationalzeitung [die erste Zeitung Berlins, erschien 1848-1910 mit liberaler Ausrichtung] so verpflichten Sie dadurch ausserordentlich Ihren herzlich ergebenen // Stefan Zweig".

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        Illustrirtes [Illustriertes] Hühner-Buch. Enthaltend das Gesammte der Hühnerzucht, als: Anlage der Hühnerställe, Anschaffung von Hühnern, Behandlung derselben, Krankheiten etc. etc. Von Julius Völschau. Mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck und 58 Holzschnitten nach Original-Zeichnungen von Christian Förster. Mit einem Vorwort von Professor Dr. Zürn.

      Hamburg: Verlag von J.F. Richter 1884. Vortitel, Titel, XI, (1), 282 Seiten. Fraktur. Mit 40 blattgroßen Chromolithographien auf starkem Papier und 58 Holzschnitten im Text. Kl.-4° (28 x 22 cm). Illustrierter Orig.-Leinenband der Zeit (Rücken neu aufgezogen) mit reicher Gold-, Silber- und Blindprägung auf Deckel und Rücken, Goldschnitt und Buntpapiervorsätzen. Vollständiges und gutes Exemplar des prachtvoll illustrierten Werks, die leuchtend farbigen Tafeln mit den verschiedenen Hühner-Rassen in hervorragender Qualität und mit den originalen Seidenpapier-Hemdchen. - Nissen, Zoologische Buchillustration 4258. - Nicht bei Ayer und Stafleu-Cowan. - Das praxisorientierte Werk ein Meilenstein der illustrierten deutschen Geflügelliteratur und als Ansichtswerk heute sehr geschätzt. - Papier wie immer etwas gebräunt, die Blattränder stellenweise stockfleckig. Die äußersten Blatt- und Tafelränder gelegentlich gering berieben und minimal lappig. - Rückenbezug fachgerecht auf farblich passendes Leinen unauffällig neu aufgezogen, etwas berieben und angestaubt. Deckelkanten etwas berieben, gering schiefgelesen. - Insgesamt gutes bis sehr gutes, wenn auch nicht herausragendes Exemplar. - Julius Völschau war Präses des Hamburg-Altonaer Vereins für Geflügelzucht, Ehrenmitglied des ersten österreichischen Geflügelzucht-Vereins in Wien und des Schleswig-Holsteinischen Vereins für Geflügezucht \'Fauna\' in Kiel. - Mit gedruckter Widmung an den Herzog Ernst II. von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Völschau, Julius (Verf.) und Christian Förster (Illustr.): Illustrirtes [Illustriertes] Hühner-Buch. Enthaltend das Gesammte der Hühnerzucht, als: Anlage der Hühnerställe, Anschaffung von Hühnern, Behandlung derselben, Krankheiten etc. etc. [von Julius Völschau]. Mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck und 58 Holzschnitten nach Original-Zeichnungen von Christian Förster. Mit einem Vorwort von Professor Dr. Zürn. Hamburg: Verlag von J.F. Richter 1884.

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        The Origin of Species

      John Murray, 1884 Sixth edition (twenty-sixth thousand), as stated on the title page. Book in very good condition.

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        GOVONI CORRADO, LE FIALE

      GOVONI CORRADO, LE FIALE. , , Govoni Corrado (Tàmara, 29 ottobre 1884 - Lido dei Pini -Anzio-, 20 ottobre 1965) è stato un poeta italiano. Le fiale Firenze, 1903 - Francesco Lumachi editore (con i tipi di G.Spinelli e C.) 1 vol. in 8°, pp. 223 (1) Testo in inchiostro nero, verde e rosso, xilografie n.t. di A.De Karolis. Br. edit. verde con ill. in arancio di A. De Karolis, dorso restaurato, copertina come da foto, testo interno al volume perfetto senza imperfezioni, nessuna macchia nel testo. Leggera mancanza nella brossura della copertina in alto ma recuperabile perché è uno sbavo di colla. Sulla copertina è incollata l'etichetta: "Poesia, organo del Futurismo direttore F.T.Marinetti, via Senato 2 - Milano", in quanto l'opera fu rimessa in circolazione da Marinetti nel 1909. Prima edizione illustrata.Visitate il nostro negozio all'indirizzo: www.amarcordlibri.it

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        Sammlung von 2 eigenh. Instruktionen mit U. ("Ludwig").

      O. O. [wohl Hohenschwangau?], 9. I. 1884 und o. D. - 1 SS. sowie 1 S. Tinte auf Briefpapier mit blindgepr. königlichem Wappen. 8vo. Bislang unveröffentlichte Schreiben an seinen engsten Vertrauten, den Marstallfourier Karl Hesselschwerdt, mit detaillierten Anweisungen hinsichtlich amouröser Zusammenkünfte Ludwigs mit begehrten jungen Männern: "Lieber Karl! Nachts gedenke ich zur Burg zu fahren, besorge dort Alles wie sonst, ich will aber mit Dir sprechen; sorge für Beleuchtung, Champagner, Vanille, Getränke, Musikkästen, auch muß es warm dort sein; wenn ich ankomme, muß die Laterne am Fuß der Treppe stehen, Du aber bleibe im Vorzimmer vor dem Arbeitszimmer (wo die Anderen stets warten), bis ich Dich vom Arbeitszimmer aus rufe. Auf dem Toilettetische im Schlafzimmer soll ein mit Wasser gefülltes Glas stehen [.]" (9. Januar 1884). Das undatierte Schreiben lautet: "Sage Ihm, daß ich Ihn so liebe, so an Ihm hänge, daß ich im Stande wäre Ihm einen Fußfall zu machen, wenn es gelten würde Ihn zu bitten, mir Seine Gesinnungen u. Gefühle immer treu zu bewahren u. damit stets Sein Herz mir zugewendet bleibt. Ich sende Ihm tausend Grüße [.]". - Hesselschwerdt (1840-1902) war schon 1864 in den königlichen Hofmarstallstab eingetreten; als Günstling des Königs avancierte er bald zu seinem De-facto-Haushofmeister. Trotz des in ihn gesetzten Vertrauens, an dem Ludwig bis zuletzt festhielt, bewahrte er dessen belastende Dokumente auf, paktierte mit den Kräften, die den König zu entmachten strebten, und war den Ärzten, die per Ferndiagnose dessen Regierungsunfähigkeit bescheinigen sollten, einer der wichtigsten Belastungszeugen. Die delikaten Handschreiben allerdings blieben im Familienbesitz: "Bis 1930 gehörten sie [Hesselschwerdts] Sohn Ludwig [.], dann bis 1942 seiner Tochter Josepha Kress, welche die Briefe - es waren über hundert - ihrer Enkelin vermachte. In den achtziger Jahren veräußerte die Urenkelin Karl Hesselschwerdts die Schriften an verschiedene Erwerber, unter anderem an einen Autographensammler, der 1996 verstarb" (Holzschuh, S. 137). Erst 1999 gelangte aus dieser letzteren Erbmasse ein Teil der Korrespondenz des Märchenkönigs mit seinem Faktotum in den Handel: Das vom Erwerber publizierte Konvolut von 27 Briefen belegte erstmals öffentlich die intime Rolle Hesselschwerdts nicht nur hinsichtlich Einrichtungsplänen, Geldsachen und anderen offiziösen Angelegenheiten, sondern auch bei der Orchestrierung der königlichen Erotik. - Spuren senkrechter Mittenfaltung. Wohlerhalten. - Vgl. R. Holzschuh, Das verlorene Paradies Ludwigs II. (2001). Sprache: de

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        Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Inso-Pacific Oceal during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-1882.

      London, Printed by Order of the Trustees 1884 - (XXV) 684 p. (+ 54 plates) Rebound imitation Leather, 8° (Contents are in very good condition. Illustrated with 54 plates, of which 8 double-fullpage and 2 partly coloured as issued.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AVENTURES DE TOM SAWYER, Traduit Avec L'Autorisation De L'Auteur Par William-L. Hughes [and] LES AVENTURES DE HUCK FINN, L'AMI DE TOM SAWYER Avec L'Autorisation De L'Auteur Par William-L. Hughes

      Paris: Bibliotheque Novelle De La Jeuesses, A Hennuyer, Imprimeur-Editeur, [ca. 1884, 1886]. Together two volumes. The first editions in French. Both novels feature black and white illustrations by Achille Sirouy. Square 8vos, each in the original cream cloth, beautifully decorated in colours from scenes out of the stories and lettered in red and black on the upper and lower cover and spine, a.e.g. 238; 276 pp. A fine, bright pair of these rare books, the cream cloth just slightly dusty. RARE. Very lovely copies of the first French editions of both Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. These editions were beautifully illustrated and bound quiet differently from their American counterparts, only two copies of Tom Sawyer have are noted to have appeared at auction for over 30 years and there are no records at all for Huck Finn.

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        San Rafael Illustrated and Described, Showing its Advantages for Homes.

      Oakland and San Francisco: W. W. Elliott & Co., 1884. First and only edition. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, 58 pages + 3 pages of advertisements. 16 full-page lithographs, nine illustrations in the text and one map. A promotional brochure extolling the virtues of San Rafael, with attractive lithograph illustrations of prominent houses, churches, leading businesses and a map of railway lines. Wrappers very slightly worn; fine copy.

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        Zur Feier der silbernen Hochzeit des Herrn August Ritter von Miller von und zu Aichholz und der Frau Julie von Miller von und zu Aichholz gebornen von Chrismar : als Gabe der Verehrung dargebracht von F. X. Wöber und W. Hartl. - Als Manuskript gedruckt

      Selbstverlag [1884], [Wien] - Leinenband, 8°, 82 S., [11] Blatt mit Abbildungen; Zustand. gut + Inhalt: Wöber, Franz Xaver: Ritter Götz der Mülner, Bürger und Vogt des Heil. Röm. Reiches zu Zürich, Hofmeister des Herzogs Leoplod des Biderben von Österreich, der Herzoge von Österreich Vogt zu Glarus und zu Wesen, Pfandherr auf Rapperschwil und Landvogt im Argau, Thurgau und auf dem Schwarzwalde : nach den Urkunden dargestellt // Hartl, Wenzel: Die österreichisch-burgundische Heirat des XIV. Jahrhunderts : Grösstentheils nach urkundlichen Quellen dargestellt // Wöber, Franz Xaver: Die ältesten Siegel der Mülner von Zürich : nach den im Staatsarchive zu Zürich befindlichen Original-Siegeln gezeichnet de 500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repertorio delle Pergamene della Università o Comune di Gaeta (1187 - 1704)

      Tipografia di R. Rinaldi e G. Sellitto, NAPOLI 1884 - ITALIANO A cura di Bartolomeo Capasso. Brossura editoriale con titolo al piatto entro cornice e al dorso, copertina morbida in cartoncino con segni di uso, abrasioni, oscuramento, tagli, piccole mancanze e tracce di fioritura presente anche alle carte, dorso con pieghe e mancanze alla cima e al piede, pagine ben conservate, volume intonso La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 900,00 euro.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Original Paperback Wisden No Restoration

      1884. 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 1884 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 to the side. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some darkness to them, mainly in the middle of the front cover. 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. Some rounding off on the corners of the covers and first couple of pages. No restoration.

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        OUR BASE BALL CLUB and How It Won the Championship

      1884 - With an Introduction by Al. G. Spalding of the Chicago Base Ball Club. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1884. 1 page undated ads (for Spalding baseball goods). Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First Edition of "the first novel devoted exclusively to baseball" [Grobani 12-2c]. The first book about baseball was 1859's THE BASE BALL PLAYER'S POCKET COMPANION (nonfiction -- there are only about ten known copies, the most recently-exchanged of which was priced at $39,500). There was an 1877 volume in the "No Name Series," THE GREAT MATCH, which could also lay claim to "first baseball fiction" but which is not entirely about baseball. About these two books Strecker et al. have written,~Both THE GREAT MATCH and OUR BASE BALL CLUB highlight tensions between the country and the city. More importantly, they reveal the baseball team's central place in local communities and feature insight into nineteenth century baseball debates about participation versus competition, and amateurism versus professionalism.~This is a hefty, large-format (quarto) volume, with ten handsome illustrations. OUR BASE BALL CLUB was issued in two different bindings -- paper-covered boards with a front cover lithograph, or full pictorially-decorated cloth, either grey or blue or (as here) bright red. This is a bright, very good-plus copy, with a small damp-mark on the rear cover and very minor shelf-wear at the spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Parsis including their Manners, Customs, Religion, and Present Position.

      London Macmillan 1884 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xii, 332; viii, 349 pp., 8 plates including 4 chromolithographs and 2 mounted woodburytypes, occasional scattered foxing, original pictorial gilt blue cloth, light wear, small labels to foot of spines, small stain to title, a very good set. The authroitative text on the Parsees in the nineteenth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrirtes [Illustriertes] Hühner-Buch. Enthaltend das Gesammte der Hühnerzucht, als: Anlage der Hühnerställe, Anschaffung von Hühnern, Behandlung derselben, Krankheiten etc. etc. Von Julius Völschau. Mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck und 58 Holzschnitten nach Original-Zeichnungen von Christian Förster. Mit einem Vorwort von Professor Dr. Zürn.

      Hamburg: Verlag von J.F. Richter 1884 - Vortitel, Titel, XI, (1), 282 Seiten. Fraktur. Mit 40 blattgroßen Chromolithographien auf starkem Papier und 58 Holzschnitten im Text. Vollständiges und gutes Exemplar des prachtvoll illustrierten Werks, die leuchtend farbigen Tafeln mit den verschiedenen Hühner-Rassen in hervorragender Qualität und mit den originalen Seidenpapier-Hemdchen. - Nissen, Zoologische Buchillustration 4258. - Nicht bei Ayer und Stafleu-Cowan. - Das praxisorientierte Werk ein Meilenstein der illustrierten deutschen Geflügelliteratur und als Ansichtswerk heute sehr geschätzt. - Papier wie immer etwas gebräunt, die Blattränder stellenweise stockfleckig. Die äußersten Blatt- und Tafelränder gelegentlich gering berieben und minimal lappig. - Rückenbezug fachgerecht auf farblich passendes Leinen unauffällig neu aufgezogen, etwas berieben und angestaubt. Deckelkanten etwas berieben, gering schiefgelesen. - Insgesamt gutes bis sehr gutes, wenn auch nicht herausragendes Exemplar. - Julius Völschau war Präses des Hamburg-Altonaer Vereins für Geflügelzucht, Ehrenmitglied des ersten österreichischen Geflügelzucht-Vereins in Wien und des Schleswig-Holsteinischen Vereins für Geflügezucht 'Fauna' in Kiel. - Mit gedruckter Widmung an den Herzog Ernst II. von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2200 Kl.-4° (28 x 22 cm). Illustrierter Orig.-Leinenband der Zeit (Rücken neu aufgezogen) mit reicher Gold-, Silber- und Blindprägung auf Deckel und Rücken, Goldschnitt und Buntpapiervorsätzen.

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        ROADSIDE SONGS OF TUSCANY

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1884-85. FIRST EDITION. In this charming collection, American-born artist Francesca Alexander translates folk songs and hymns of her adopted home, Italy, illustrating them with simple yet moving drawings that captured the attention of leading art critic John Ruskin. The two met in 1882, when Ruskin had travelled to Italy for his health. The daughter of an artist, the devoutly Christian Alexander (1837-1917) was selling her illustrations and translations of poems and songs she had learned from Italian peasants to raise money to help the poor. According to DNB, "For Ruskin her work—in both its form and its subject matter—embodied an ideal Christian and artistic simplicity and sincerity." He purchased her manuscripts for "The Story of Ida," "Roadside Songs of Tuscany," and "Christ's Folk in the Apennine," which he edited and arranged to have published. Known for his low opinion of female artists, Ruskin surprised the audience for his Slade lecture on Rosetti and Burne-Jones by praising Alexander, saying, "For a long time I used to say . . . that, except in a graceful and minor way, women could not paint or draw. I am beginning, lately, to bow myself to the much more delightful conviction that nobody else can." This volume comes from the library of another philanthropic woman: Edith Rockefeller McCormick of Chicago. From her collection came the largest group of Doves bindings ever offered at public auction: Anderson Galleries sold for her some 152 volumes (121 titles) in Doves bindings on 23 February 1934. Described by ANB as "unusually gifted and endowed with a strong scholarly inclination," McCormick (1872-1932), apart from her love of fine bindings, was a generous philanthropist who throughout her life "helped people in financial difficulties, always trying to conceal the fact that she had been the benefactor." After her son John died of scarlet fever, she founded the John McCormick Institution for Infectious Diseases; "with the support of the institution's funding, researchers at Johns Hopkins University later discovered the bacterium that causes scarlet fever.". 305 x 235 mm. (12 x 9 1/4"). 4 p.l., 340 pp., [20] leaves (front wrappers and title pages of each of the 10 individually issued parts). 20 separately issued parts bound into one volume. Edited by John Ruskin. FIRST EDITION. LOVELY HONEY BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed and dated 1909 on rear turn-in), covers with mitered gilt-rule frame enclosing a central panel diapered in ogival compartments, lilies at intersections of lines, raised bands, spine compartments with similar tooling, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt ruling and leafy cornerpieces, all edges gilt and gauffered with lines of dots. In a (slightly rubbed) suede-lined green morocco pull-off case. With 20 platinum prints of pen and pencil sketches by Francesca Alexander illustrating the poems, mounted on heavy stock. Rear flyleaf with "Advice to Subscribers" laid on. Front pastedown with the bookplate of "E. R. McC" (see below). For the binding: Tidcombe 738 (an identically tooled binding on this title, but in green morocco). Small, faint waterspot at head of front board, stock on which frontispiece is mounted a bit foxed, affecting adjacent title and half title, mild offsetting from illustrations, otherwise A FINE COPY, clean, bright, and wide-margined, in a virtually unworn binding. In this charming collection, American-born artist Francesca Alexander translates folk songs and hymns of her adopted home, Italy, illustrating them with simple yet moving drawings that captured the attention of leading art critic John Ruskin. The two met in 1882, when Ruskin had travelled to Italy for his health. The daughter of an artist, the devoutly Christian Alexander (1837-1917) was selling her illustrations and translations of poems and songs she had learned from Italian peasants to raise money to help the poor. According to DNB, "For Ruskin her work-in both its form and its subject matter-embodied an ideal Christian and artistic simplicity and sincerity." He purchased her manuscripts for "The Story of Ida," "Roadside Songs of Tuscany," and "Christ's Folk in the Apennine," which he edited and arranged to have published. Known for his low opinion of female artists, Ruskin surprised the audience for his Slade lecture on Rosetti and Burne-Jones by praising Alexander, saying, "For a long time I used to say . . . that, except in a graceful and minor way, women could not paint or draw. I am beginning, lately, to bow myself to the much more delightful conviction that nobody else can." This volume comes from the library of another philanthropic woman: Edith Rockefeller McCormick of Chicago. From her collection came the largest group of Doves bindings ever offered at public auction: Anderson Galleries sold for her some 152 volumes (121 titles) in Doves bindings on 23 February 1934. Described by ANB as "unusually gifted and endowed with a strong scholarly inclination," McCormick (1872-1932), apart from her love of fine bindings, was a generous philanthropist who throughout her life "helped people in financial difficulties, always trying to conceal the fact that she had been the benefactor." After her son John died of scarlet fever, she founded the John McCormick Institution for Infectious Diseases; "with the support of the institution's funding, researchers at Johns Hopkins University later discovered the bacterium that causes scarlet fever."

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First English edition, preceding the first American edition, of "the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction" (Legacies of Genius). Binding state "A" with the gatherings sewn in the conventional manner with thread. Octavo, original decorative red cloth, stamped in black, lettered in gilt. Illustrated from 174 drawings by E. W. Kemble. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. The English edition preceded the American by a few months and was made from sheets sent by American edition publisher Webster. A superior example. Twain initially conceived of the work as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that would follow Huckleberry Finn through adulthood. Beginning with a few pages he had removed from the earlier novel, Twain began work on a manuscript he originally titled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood. He appeared to have lost interest in the manuscript while it was in progress, and set it aside for several years. After making a trip down the Hudson River, Twain returned to his work on the novel. Upon completion, the novel's title closely paralleled its predecessor's: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Twain composed the story in pen on notepaper between 1876 and 1883. Paul Needham, stated, "What you see is [Clemens'] attempt to move away from pure literary writing to dialect writing." For example, Twain revised the opening line of Huck Finn three times. He initially wrote, "You will not know about me", which he changed to, "You do not know about me", before settling on the final version, "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter." The revisions also show how Twain reworked his material to strengthen the characters of Huck and Jim, as well as his sensitivity to the then-current debate over literacy and voting. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since."

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        Vildanden. Skuespil i fem Akter.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1884. [6] + 244 + [2 blanke] s. Orig. komponeret brunt hellærred med tresidet guldsnit. Rent og velholdt eksemplar.

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        Parrots in Captivity Volume I: Illustrated with coloured plates

      George Bell and Sons, 1884. Hardcover. Good. 1884. Vol I. 144 pages. No dust jacket. Volume 1 only. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and crest, contains pictorial plates. Forward lean. Pages are slightly yellowed with cracking to hinges and moderate foxing to text block edge as well as the endpapers. Noticeable thumbing inside. Plates have mild tanning and foxing to edges with occasional light pencil marking. Creasing to rear endpaper. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine has a few tears and chips with a crease at centre.

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        RAPPORT SUR LES EAUX MINERALES DU CAUCASE. Mission de 1882.

      Paris : Typographie Georges Chamerot, 1884. - In-folio, rel. de l'époque demi-chagrin marron à coins soulignés d'un double filet doré, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, tranches mouchetées, gardes peignées, 111pp. suivies de 55pl. (dont certaines en double page) montées sur onglet et rehaussées en couleurs. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Discrète restauration aux coiffes, aux mors et aux coins, intérieur frais, bel exemplaire. Victor Edmond Léon Dru, né le 10 mars 1837 à Paris, était un ingénieur et entrepreneur français qui est à l'initiative de nombreux puits artésiens à Paris (la Butte-aux-Cailles commencé avec Louis-Georges Mulot), mais aussi en Russie et en Algérie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

      London: Seeley & Co, 1884. First edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF ABBOTT'S CLASSIC, INSCRIBED ON THE HALF-TITLE: "P.E. Matheson / With the Author's kind regards". "Edwin Abbott's Flatland may be one of the most unclassifiable works of literature ever published. While it is acknowledged to be a classic of early science fiction, a work of Victorian social satire, and a religious allegory, it also presents, through its introduction to higher dimensions, an important contribution to the development of an area of mathematics that was eventually merged into non-Euclidean geometry. Flatland is an unusually effective work that spans disciplines and challenges divisional categories. Since its publication in 1884, the book's popularity has continued today as its readers have embraced it as science fiction, popular science, and metaphysics. Working from the groundwork of philosophical issues raised by Plato's Republic, Flatland merges social satire and geometry to produce a novel situated in two-dimensional space, a believable world populated by memorable inhabitants whose geometric shapes designate their positions in a complex social structure, one that bears some resemblance to the Victorian class structure" (Lila Marz Harper, Flatland). Provenance: Presented by Abbott to Percy Ewing Matheson, Oxford classical scholar and author. Published pseudonymously by Abbott as "A Square". London: Seeley & Co., 1884. Octavo, original paper wrappers with illustrated vellum jacket. Early repairs to jacket at spine and joints; foxing to endpapers (otherwise text clean). A rare inscribed copy.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston 1884 - Folio. (57), (viii)ff. First deluxe edition. One of 100 copies, printed on Japanese paper and signed by the artist on the limitation page. The fifty-seven Art-Nouveau illustrations, drawn in pencil, ink, chalk, and watercolor over ten months from May 1883 to March 1884, are here printed on Japanese paper using a then-new photographic printing process which could accurately reproduce the subtle gradations of the originals. Each image is mounted on a larger folded sheet for binding, leaving large margins to frame the image at the center. Vedder's design work is not just limited to the illustrations, but includes everything from the hand-written text to the design of the binding and endpapers. Eight pages at the end of the book have printed notes and an index of illustrations.The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a loose collection of quatrains, was first translated from Persian to English in 1859 by Edward Fitzgerald, over 700 years after the death of the author. It is clear that the most celebrated manifestation of Fitzgerald's translation is this 1884 arrangement by Elihu Vedder. Born in America, Vedder was one of the first artists of his generation to train in Paris. This training in the Academic style, with its emphasis on the classically proportioned female nude, combined with his penchant for mystical imagery and "visionary" style created the perfect style for the Rubaiyat, blending grounded, accurate reality with the excesses of feeling and emotion. Perhaps the emotion so evident in his drawings stems from the fact that the Rubaiyat was intensely personal for Vedder. After twice experiencing the loss of one of his children followed by the birth of another child within the year, he sought and found answers in Khayyam's message that the meaning of life was life itself and that death and renewal are part of that cycle. Vedder's rearrangement of the stanzas to fall into three sections-joy, death, and rebirth-echoes this revelation. Vedder also channels this conception into his art, which combines Christian and Classical figures with mystical imagery, like the "cosmic swirl," which he describes as "gradual concentration of elements that combine to form life; the sudden pause through the reverse of the movement which marks the instant of life; and then the gradual, ever-widening dispersion again of those elements into space."The first edition of Vedder's interpretation, which comprised both this deluxe edition and a regular edition with a printed cover and typeface text, was released in Boston on November 8, 1884, and sold out within six days. Later editions were smaller and used a half-tone screen process, meaning that only this first edition has truly fine renderings of Vedder's work. Interestingly, this is the text block that was used in Sangorski and Sutcliffe's legendary (but unlucky) jeweled binding, The Great Omar. In the original gilt-tooled morocco binding, with decorated silk doublures and large, elaborately gilt dentelles. A.e.g. Housed in a custom drop-back box. Foxing to the paper used to mount the illustrations, but rarely on the illustrations themselves, else a near fine copy of Vedder's masterwork. (Smithsonian American Art Museum, online Vedder Exhibition). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Planos de comunicaciones de las provincias de la isla de Cuba

      1884 - Planos de comunicaciones de las provincias de la isla de Cuba-Sebastian Acosta Quintana-1884. Encuadernación de tapa dura en tela (desgastada). En su interior contiene numerosos palnos desplegables. Medidas: 14 cm x 12 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karrikatyrer.

      Svart tusch på papper. Signerad i bilden med initialer. Spår av vikning, lätt nötta kanter och någon kort bristning. 35,5 × 30 cm. Omslagsskiss till det första av två album Karrikatyrer som Bruno Liljefors utgav på eget bevåg i tjugoårsåldern 1884-85, och som återger "komiska situationer i djurvärlden med eller utan inblandning av pojkar" (Carl G. Laurin). Det publicerade omslaget pryds av samma motiv som här, dock i form av en akvarell. Häftena räknas i viss mån till svensk serietidningshistoria, och utgavs 1990 i faksimil med efterord av Teddy Brunius.

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        Kéraban the Inflexible. The Captain of the Guidara. Illustrated.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1884 - Front., map, plates, 32pp cata. (Oct. 1886). Orig. green pictorial cloth, blocked & lettered in black & gilt; v. sl. rubbing to extremities, but still a v.g. bright copy. Kéraban-le-Têtu, 1883. This is the FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of the first part; Part II, Scarpante the Spy was published by Sampson Low the following year. The Jules Verne Collectors? Bibliography suggests that both parts may not have been published until 1886, citing the fact that no copies have been seen with ads dated before October of that year. Myers states, ?the question remains whether or not there are copies with earlier dated ads.? However, we have seen a copy of the second part with ads clearly dated October 1884. Both English parts are extremely scarce. JVE V025. Myers 32. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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