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         Nerte. Nouvelle provençale. -

      Hachette et Cie 1884 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 381 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin marron. Dos à nerfs avec date dorée au talon. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée avec une écriture manuscrite sur la première de couverture. Avec la traduction française en regard. Bel exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce classique de la littérature provençale. Exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre autographe de l'auteur au poète Paul Redonnet. « Poème provençal de Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914), paru avec la traduction française en 1884, année du quatrième centenaire de la réunion de la Provence à la France. L?action se déroule au XVe siècle [?]. Composé en plein essor du mouvement félibre et quand la popularité de Mistral était déjà considérable, ce poème s?efforce de ressusciter quelques-uns des fastes de l?ancienne Provence, selon la manière qu?affectionnaient les troubadours ou les conteurs épiques. [?] Cette ?uvre a sa place dans un florilège des lettres provençales ». (Dictionnaire des ?uvres, IV, 729). En 1904, ce poème épique fut couronné par le Prix Vitet de l?Académie Française. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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         The Origin of Species, By Means of Natural Selection, of the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London John Murray 1884 - Sixth edition with additions and corrections to 1872. 8vo, xxi, 458 pp., with 1 folding illustration, ads to verso of title page. Publisher's green cloth gilt, ruled in blind, light wear, a very good copy. This well-known work by Darwin, considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology, introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. "The most important biological work ever written" (Freeman). "The most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" (Grolier); [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Sonnets du docteur.

      [Dijon: Darantière] chez la plupart des libraires,, Paris 1884 - First edition, rare, one of 350 copies on Hollande (of a total edition of 500). A series of witty sonnets by a physician and bon viveur on medical subjects: constipation, condoms, bandages, worms, venereal disease and death. 8vo (206 × 145 mm), pp. 47, [1] plus engraved frontispiece by Clairin, lithographed letter facsimile and an etched plate (unsigned) by Rops. Original paper wrappers preserved in later half morocco. An excellent copy. [Not in Wellcome or NLM.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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         Signed Manon Vocal Score 1895

      Vocal score with autograph music quotation - First and final revised edition vocal score containing the Fabliau (to replace the Gavotte in Act III). Original guilt wrappers, including the variant for performance without a ballet, and the very rare "Annexe A" containing the Fabliau, composed in 1884 for the great soprano Georgette Brejean-Silver.  This is the final version of Manon as revised by Massenet and the most authoritative printing of the opera. Light foxing, a few papges light loose, otherwise a remarkable copy with the very rare original semi-hard paper wrappers. BOLDLY SIGNED by Jules Massenet, who also wrote a short music quotation from the opera on the page facing the title page. 395 pages

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         Geschichte der k. k. Kriegs-Marine während der Jahre 1848 und 1849. Im Auftrage des K. K. Reichs-Kriegs-Ministeriums, Marine-Sektion, nach durchaus authentischen Quellen verfasst.

      Wien, Vlg. d. Reichs-Kriegs-Ministerium 1884.. gr.-8°. XIX, 727 S. u. 68 S. (Anhänge). Mit 4 Portrait-Taf. u. 1 Übersichtskarte (67 x 61 cm.) OLn. Mit reicher Goldpräg. In sehr gutem Zustand. - (Geschichte der k. k. Kriegs-Marine III. Theil, 1. Bd.) EA. Die Karte zeigt die nördliche Adria und Venedig.

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         Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions

      London: Seeley & Co.,, 1884. With Illustrations by the Author. Octavo. Original wrappers enclosed in a vellum jacket printed with titles and illustration in black. Illustrated throughout by the author. Manuscript titles added to spine. Vellum jacket shipped at the ends, wrappers a little marked, some splitting to front joint, spotting to ends and endpapers and a little within, an excellent example of this fragile book. First edition of this cult classic, a mathematical fantasia describing a society of two-dimensional geometrical shapes, the denizens of Flatland, authored by "A Square" (pseudonym of English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott.) and dedicated "To The Inhabitants of Space in General... by a Humble Native of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries of Three Dimensions Having been previous conversant with ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE OR EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of The Imagination". A revised edition was printed in the same year, but this is the first. In the 1920s, after Einstein's publication of the general theory of relativity and its suggestion of a fourth dimension, it was acknowledged that Abbott's Flatland "at the time of its publication... did not attract as much attention as it deserved" (William Garnett, "Letter to the Editor", Nature 12 February 1920) for its imaginative yet scientific engagement with idea of further dimensions. It has also been the inspiration for several stories and films.

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         Flatland. A Romance of Many Dimensions. With Illustrations by the Author.

      London: Seeley & Co., 1884 - Octavo. Original wrappers enclosed in a vellum jacket printed with titles and illustration in black. Manuscript titles added to spine. Vellum jacket shipped at the ends, wrappers a little marked, some splitting to front joint, spotting to ends and endpapers and a little within, an excellent example of this fragile book. Illustrated throughout by the author. First edition of this cult classic, a mathematical fantasia describing a society of two-dimensional geometrical shapes, the denizens of Flatland, authored by "A Square" (pseudonym of English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott.) and dedicated "To The Inhabitants of Space in General. by a Humble Native of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries of Three Dimensions Having been previous conversant with ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE OR EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of The Imagination". A revised edition was printed in the same year, but this is the first. In the 1920s, after Einstein's publication of the general theory of relativity and its suggestion of a fourth dimension, it was acknowledged that Abbott's Flatland "at the time of its publication. did not attract as much attention as it deserved" (William Garnett, "Letter to the Editor", Nature 12 February 1920) for its imaginative yet scientific engagement with idea of further dimensions. It has also been the inspiration for several stories and films.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Rollenbild mit Werner Krauß als Sekretär Levy in Jud Süß. Vintage, Bromsilbergelaniteabzug 1940, 29,5 x 23,5 (an den oberen Ecken auf Karton montiert) darunter eigenh. Widmung: "Frau Trude Dietrich mit Dank für schöne Bilder, Ihr Werner Krauß. 18.5.1943" 37 x 27 (Gesamtformat)

      - Der Schauspieler Werner Krauß (* 23. Juni 1884 in Gestungshausen bei Coburg; ? 20. Oktober 1959 in Wien) in der Rolle des Sekretär Levy in dem antisemitischen Propagandafilm "Jud Süß" von Veit Harlan aus dem Jahr 1940 mit seiner eigenh. Widmung an die Wiener Theaterfotografin Trude Dietrich# Vintage silver bromide print.- Role portrait photograph of Werner Krauß as secretary Levy in the Nazi propaganda film Jud Süß, 1940; with his own dedication to the Viennese theater photographer Trude Dietrich. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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         Armorial général, ou Registres de la noblesse de France. Reproduction textuelle de l’édition originale de 1738-1768.

      Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie, 1865-1868, 1884 (Table). - 26 livraisons (sur 27) grand in-4 plus un volume de table donnant les noms (familles, terres et alliances) des six premiers registres (livraisons 1 à 22). Tableaux généalogiques repliés et blasons dans le texte. Intérieur en bon état. Manque la 27 ème livraison (p.502 à 881.) corespondant à la fin de la 2ème partie du 7eme registre supplémentaire. Broché, dos cassés avec manque de papier, certains décousus, 2 plats détachés, des salissures, pliures. Ce monument d'érudition nobiliaire a été continué, après la mort de l'auteur, par son fils Antoine-Marie d'Hozier de Sérigny. « Les généalogies ont été dressées sur des documents vérifiés, et c'est là son principal mérite » dit Saffroy. Saffroy, III, 34205. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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         Le vingtième siècle

      Georges Decaux 1884 - Paris, Georges Decaux, 1884 In-4 (30cm x 22cm) de 3ff., 404pp. Illustré de nombreux dessins in-texte, 50 planches hors-texte dont certaines en couleurs de Robida. Cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline verte (Engel) Bel exemplaire, déchirures sans manque sur les coiffes, tache rouge sur l'extrémité du premier plat, cartonnage en bel état par ailleurs; intérieur en bel état. Le vingtième siècle est une des oeuvres maîtresses de Robida. Sa vision, même si elle est toujours empreinte d'une grande cocasserie, est devenue si proche de la réalité d'aujourd'hui qu'on ne peut qu'admirer la prescience de l'artiste qui a su prévoir soixante dix ans à l'avance les inventions et les nouvelles techniques qui transformeront au siècle suivant la vie du monde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Capitaine Fracasse

      Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris 1884 - 3 volumes in 8 Bradel chagrin rouge Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Dessins de Ch. Delort gravés par Mongin avec une suite à laquelle on a joint 3 états des gravures. Un des vingt exemplaires numérotés sur chine fort.Avec un avant-propos de Mme Judith Gauthier. Ornements de Giacomelli imprimé par Joaust et Sigaux pour la Bibliothèque artistique. Rousseurs. Photos supplémentaires sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Parrots in Captivity

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1884. Hardcover. London: George Bell and Sons, 1884. Hardcover. Three volumes. Large octavo. First edition. Parrots in Captivity by William Thomas Greene With Notes on Several Species by the Hon. and Rev. Frederick George Dutton. Illustrated eighty-one (twenty-seven plates in each volumes, including frontispiece) wood-engraved orinithological plates, beautifully finished by hand by W.T. Green and Benjamin Fawcett after E.F. Lydon print, all plates extremely clean and bright. Publisher's original turquoise cloth binding, gilt motif of parrots on front boards, spine gilt titles, black endpaper, top edge gilt.

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         Dizionarietto della mitologia dei greci, romani, egizi, galli, indiani, persiani, scandinavi e d’alcuni popoli dell’America

      TIPOGRAFIA E LIBRERIA SALESIANA, TORINO 1884 - ITALIANO Coperta morbida con bordi usurati, ingiallita con fioritura come tagli e pagine; dorso logorato con importanti strappi e mancanze, volume quindi, con legatura quasi inesistente, comunque volume completo e leggibile. Testo su 2 colonne.

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         Le Crime et le Chatiment. Th. Dostoievsky. Traduit du Russe par Victor Derély. 2 vols.

      Paris: Librairie Plon. 1884 - Half titles; occasional light foxing. Contemp. sage green three-quarter cloth, marbled boards, maroon leather spine labels sl. chipped. A v.g. copy in continental binding. Prestuplenie i nakazanie, 1866. The first French edition, from which the first English edition was translated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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         Taoist Texts: Ethical, Political and Speculative. Tao Teh Ching, Translated by F. H. Balfour in 1884. Original First Edition

      London: Trubner & Co.; Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1884 - First edition, first printing. Large octavo, 27.1*17.1cm, 6,vi,118p. A near fine hardcover with clean pages. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Jadis et naguère

      Léon Vanier, Paris 1884 - EDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 500 exemplaires, et dont il n'a pas été tiré de grand papier. Bon exemplaire sans rousseurs, relié par Lobstein - Laurenchet : bradel demi-maroquin rouge, plats de papier marbré, lettre or au dos lisse, tête dorée, pramière et dernière de couverture bleuté conservées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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         Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigentums und des Staats. Im Anschluss an Lewis H. Morgan`s Forschungen.

      Hottingen-Zürich, Schweizerische Genossenschaftsdruckerei, 1884 - 146 Seiten. Buchrücken nachgedunkelt. Bibliothekenstempel auf Innentitel (Arbeiterinnen-Verein Zürich). Fliegender Vorsatz mit Stempel (Biliothek A.F.Hümbelin) und Bleistiftsignatur Hümbelin (Schweizer Sozialdemokrat). Vereinzelt Bleistiftunterstreichungen im Text. Papier altersbedingt gebräunt. Sauberes, schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 450 8°, titelloser, cremefarbener Halbledereinband mit braun marmorierten Buchdeckeln.

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         Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Kolorirte Ausgabe. 10 Bände (komplett).

      Leipzig, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1882-1884. - 4°. 26 cm. Ca. 6000 Seiten. Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 2. umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen in Schwarzweis im Text, auf koloriert auf Karten und Tafeln. Band 1/2/3: Säugetiere. Band 4/5/6: Vögel. Band 7: Kriechtiere und Lurche. Band 8: Fische. Band 9: Insekten. Band 10: Niedere Tiere. Gute bis sehr gute, dekorative Exemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Unpublished Letters from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to the Rev. John Prior Estlin

      Privately printed, N.p. 1884 - One of 50 copies. 117, [1] pp. 8vo. "This important series of hitherto inedited Letters by Coleridge was published in 1884, in the Transactions of Philobiblon Society. Fifty Copies were printed as a separate volume ? for Private Distribution by the Editor, Mr. H.A. Bright" (Wise). Estlin was Unitarian minister in Bristol and among one of Coleridge's earliest supporters. The originals of these letters are now in the Bristol Museum. Wise, Coleridge 101 Publisher's drab wrappers (chipped). Small bookseller's ticket and collector's stamp on inside front wrapper, spine lettered in ink, previous owner's note on rear blank

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         The Works of Christopher Marlowe in three volumes

      John C. Nimmo. Hardcover. B077L7J88F Complete set volumes 1 through 3 published in 1884. Some tattering to the covers but overall good condition. Good condition but not perfect, Cover has minor nicks and tears, spine shows some creases from use. Ask Questions and request photos if your buying for the cover and not the content. STOCK PHOTOS MAY VARY FROM THE ACTUAL ITEM. ACTUAL PHOTOS AVAIL. UPON REQUEST. . Good.

      [Bookseller: Fort Hill International]
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         Abgestorbener Bayerischer Adel.

      Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe. 1884 - 3 Bände. Ca. 28 x 22 cm. (10) S., 206 S., (2) Seiten, mit farblithographiertem Titelblatt und 196 getönten lithographierten Wappentafeln; (4) S., 183 Seiten, mit 108 getönten lithographierten Wappentafeln; (2) S., 207 Seiten, mit 144 getönten lithographierten Wappentafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. Aus der Reihe: J. Siebmacher's grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in einer neuen, vollständig geordneten und reich vermehrten Auflage mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erläuterungen. Sechsten Bandes erste Abtheilung, I. bis III. Teil: Abgestorbener Bayerischer Adel. Im Anschluss an ein von Hrn. v. Hefner herausgegebenes Fragment. Die ersten 26 Textseiten in Band I (anderes Papier, früherer Druck) fleckig. Einband etwas lichtrandig. Einbände Kanten leicht bestoßen. Band III: Rücken geklebt. Sonst jedoch gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rainer Kurz - Antiquariat in Oberaudorf]
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         Dawn

      London Hurst and Blackett 1884 - First edition. Three volumes. 8vo. Publisher's light green cloth titled and decorated to spine and front boards in gilt, maroon and dark green. Scuffed and rubbed to extremities, bumped to spine ends, spines darkened, some staining to spine panel vol. II. Not pretty, but a solid set tenaciously holding on to its status as very good. Glazed brown endpapers, front inner hinges cracked to all three volumes. Internally clean save for the occasional thumbmark here and there. Inscribed by Haggard to verso of the front flyleaf: "To Ella M. Green, from her affectionate brother, The Author." A respectable association copy of the author's first novel. Scarce in any condition. WTPC7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [Guia Illustrada de la Villa y Puerto de Gijon. Idea General de su movimiento fabril y coleccion de vistas sacadas al natural].

      Gijon, 1884.. 45 planches (sur 80) (19,5x28cm). En feuilles, sous chemise de carton, avec liens. Recueil de 45 planches (sur 80) du rarissime album sur Gijon du dessinateur et lithographe asturien Nemesio Martinez Sienra (Oviedo, 1847- Gijon, 1916). Elles représentent des vues de la ville de Gijon, des usines, des paysages, etc. ("Fabrica de Vidrios de Cifuentes", "Estacion del Ferro-Carril de Langreo", "Darsena", "Ante-Puerto, Muelle de Lequerica", "Torre de la Carcel", "Torre de Jove y Capilla de S. Lorenzo", "Mercado Cubierto", "Arco del Infante", "Faro y Cerro de Sta. Catalina", "Calle Corrida", "Calle de Jovellanos", etc.). España. Asturias.

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         The Scientific Papers; Joint Scientific Papers

      London: The Physical Society of London, Taylor and Francis, 1884. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 vols., 1884-1887, folding diagrams (some neat reinforcements to verso), illustrations, lacking portrait frontispiece, a couple of leaves with chips and marginal losses, later half calf. - Sparrow, Milestones of Science 113. - First Edition. Joule's papers, originally published in various learned journals and even in daily newspapers, are here collected: and they constitute a contribution to scientific progress hardly surpassed in the nineteenth century. The most important papers are those on the nature of heat: and Joule was the first to prove, what Mayer in 1842--45 assumed, the equivalence of heat produced to energy employed. Joule's Laws are the basis of the whole principle of the conservation of energy established by Helmholtz in 1847 (see No. 39). Among the inventions thrown out in his researches are the galvanometer, the modern system of electrical units, the measurement of the velocity of a particle of gas, the modern system of electrical welding, the first displacement pump, and the absolute zero of temperature. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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         Handbook to the Cathedrals of England 8 Vols.

      London: John Murray, 1869-1884. Bound in white Velum spines with green/orange marbled covers. Last volume (Cathedrals of Wales) written after death of John King and Orlando Jewitt. Various publication dates on title pages. Headbands strong, some corners lightly bumped. Text blocks tight and unmarked. Very good +.

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         Vornehme Gesellschaft.

      Stuttgart. J. Engelhorn. 1884. Originalleinenband ca. 18x 12 cm. 159 Seiten. leicht berieben. Monogrammstempel auf Titel. gutes und festes Exemplar. Engelhorn`s Allgemeine Roman-Bibliothek. Eine Auswahl der besten modernen Romane aller Völker, 1. Jahrgang, Band 7.in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         The House of the Vampire.

      13 cm x 19,5 cm. 190 pages. Original cloth hardcover in a protective dustjacket in mylar. Gilted title and author's name impressed on the spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The Author's own copy. George Sylvester Viereck (December 31, 1884 March 18, 1962) was a German-American poet and writer. In 1923, Viereck published a popular-science book entitled Rejuvenation: How Steinach Makes People Young, which drew the attention of Sigmund Freud, who wrote Viereck asking if he would write a similar book about psychoanalysis. Viereck traveled to Vienna to interview Freud, and then went to Munich to interview Adolf Hitler. During the mid-1920s, Viereck went on several additional tours of Europe, interviewing Marshal Foch, Georges Clemenceau, George Bernard Shaw, Oswald Spengler, Benito Mussolini, Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, Henry Ford, Albert Moll, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Albert Einstein.Viereck became close friends with Nikola Tesla. Tesla occasionally attended dinner parties held by Viereck and his wife. He dedicated his poem "Fragments of Olympian Gossip" to Viereck, a work in which Tesla ridiculed the scientific establishment of the day. Viereck also published a vampire novel, The House of the Vampire (1907), which is one of the first psychic vampire stories where a vampire feeds off more than just blood. (Wikipedia)

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         THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION AND THE DESCENT OF MAN

      J. FITZGERALD, NEW YORK 1884 - 1st Humboldt Editions - containing definitive texts. ORIGIN: 245pp, (diagram is integral with the book - p.51); DESCENT: 334pp, [10], contents and 7 'plates', with all the text woodcuts from the Decent. contemporary half morocco, gilt. Freeman F414, F960 CONDITION: VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. An excellent matching set of Darwin's main evolutionary titles in what is possibly their earliest printings in English outside of Darwin's own publishers (Murray and Appleton) and almost certainly the first printing of the definitive edition of the Origin by an outside publisher. Some minor shelf wear to edges and minor sunning to cloth. Contemporary bookplate to both copies. Some foxing mainly to first and last leaves Two lovely copies, bound up in unusually expensive bidings around the time of printing. I felt it fitting that these two copies remain together. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [LITHOGRAPH] 5. Japaner

      Kassel : Theodor Fischer (1884). Series title: Rassenbilder zum Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht. Lithograph on thick card, 770 x 630 mm, one of a series of 12 different illustrations of racial types issued in large format for school instruction, verso with printed label containing information on Japanese ethnology written by the German geographer Alfred Kirchhoff. Text in German. This striking portrait is after an original photograph included in the first volume of Carl Dammann's Anthropologisch-ethnologisches Album in Photographien (1872-74). The print has some inevitable corner wear and mild peripheral staining, but is essentially in very good condition.

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         Flora forestal española que comprende la descripcion de los árboles, arbustos y matas que se crian silvestres o asilvestrados en España con breves notas y observaciones sobre el cultivo y aprovechamiento de los más importantes y con láminas que lo Represe

      Ministerio De Fomento, Madrid 1884 - Atlas de la Primera parte. . Colaboracion de los ingenieros del mismo cuerpo Don Pedro de Avila y Don Justo de Salinas. Autor de las láminas. Puntos de oxido en las láminas, por lo demás buen ejemplar Size: 51 x 35 Cm. 40 Láminas En Color [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Agnes Rose (Bouvier) Nicholl - Exquisite 1884 Watercolour, Miss.

      1884 - Agnes Rose (Bouvier) Nicholl - Exquisite Original 1884 Watercolour. Signed lower right. Signed, inscribed and dated on a label on the reverse. Signed. In fine condition.Agnes Rose Nicholl is a British visual artist. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'The young faggot gatherer' sold at Christie's South Kensington 'British and Continental Drawings and Watercolours and Illustrations' in 2001. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 5000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM

      Boston: [Printed by the Riverside Press for] Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. First Trade Edition. This impressive feat of illustration and book design made the reputation of American artist Elihu Vedder, who is responsible not just for the Art Nouveau-style artwork, but also for the handwritten text, the binding design, and the endpapers. According to the Smithsonian, which owns the original designs, "from the moment of its publication, Elihu Vedder's 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám' achieved unparalleled success. . . . Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork of American art, and Vedder (1836-1923) as the master American artist. Vedder's 'Rubáiyát' set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England." The text is an uncertain but beautiful amalgam of the Medieval and the 19th century. Although we know that Omar Khayyám was an 11th century astrologer and mathematician, we are less certain about his poetic accomplishments, and very unsure if the text here was his work. What we do know is that the poetry is early, that it may have been Omar's, that it was translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald (1809-83), and that this lush and evocative translation has become a widely acclaimed work whose popularity has endured to the present day. Vedder's edition rearranges FitzGerald's translation into three sections around the themes of joy, death, and rebirth, and he populates it with Blakeian images. Trained in the Academic style of painting, Vedder had seen an exhibition of Blake's work on a visit to London in 1876, and ANB notes that his work "subsequently displayed a more idealized human form." Blake's influence is apparent here, particularly in what Vedder called the "cosmic swirl" motif, representing the "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." Only this first edition of this work was issued in this folio format; later printings appeared in octavo with inevitable loss of grandeur. The massive size and weight of this volume often results in damage to the joints and hinges; copies as solid and tight as the present one are hard to find.. 405 x 325 mm. (16 x 12 3/4"). [57], [vii] leaves, mounted on tabs. First Trade Edition. Publisher's illustrated brown cloth and patterned endpapers designed by Vedder, top edge gilt. With ornamental title page and 56 photo-lithograph plates of Art Nouveau illustrations by Vedder. Front flyleaf with owner's (illegible) signature dated 1926. A touch of soiling to edges of binding, rear board lightly chafed, a little rubbing to corners and spine ends, isolated marginal smudges or marks, but all of these imperfections very minor and otherwise A FINE COPY, clean, fresh, and bright internally, in a very well-preserved binding.This impressive feat of illustration and book design made the reputation of American artist Elihu Vedder, who is responsible not just for the Art Nouveau-style artwork, but also for the handwritten text, the binding design, and the endpapers. According to the Smithsonian, which owns the original designs, "from the moment of its publication, Elihu Vedder's 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám' achieved unparalleled success. . . . Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork of American art, and Vedder (1836-1923) as the master American artist. Vedder's 'Rubáiyát' set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England." The text is an uncertain but beautiful amalgam of the Medieval and the 19th century. Although we know that Omar Khayyám was an 11th century astrologer and mathematician, we are less certain about his poetic accomplishments, and very unsure if the text here was his work. What we do know is that the poetry is early, that it may have been Omar's, that it was translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald (1809-83), and that this lush and evocative translation has become a widely acclaimed work whose popularity has endured to the present day. Vedder's edition rearranges FitzGerald's translation into three sections around the themes of joy, death, and rebirth, and he populates it with Blakeian images. Trained in the Academic style of painting, Vedder had seen an exhibition of Blake's work on a visit to London in 1876, and ANB notes that his work "subsequently displayed a more idealized human form." Blake's influence is apparent here, particularly in what Vedder called the "cosmic swirl" motif, representing the "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." Only this first edition of this work was issued in this folio format; later printings appeared in octavo with inevitable loss of grandeur. The massive size and weight of this volume often results in damage to the joints and hinges; copies as solid and tight as the present one are hard to find.

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         A Monograph of the Meropidae or Family of the Bee-Easters

      Taylor & Francis, 1884-1886 Inscribed by the author ("Mrs L Kekewich/with best wishes for the New Year from H E Dresser 1/1/89"). 34 hand-coloured lithograph plates. 3 duplicate plates at end. 5 original front wrappers bound in at end. Some light spotting and repairs in margins of text leaves.

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         Les vieilles actrices. Le musée des antiques

      First edition for which it was not drawn large papers.Braid binding in half red percaline, smooth back decorated with a gilded floral motif, golden date and double fillet in tail, title piece of brown shagreen, marbled paper plates, slightly blunt corners, preserved covers, Contemporary binding signed Paul Vié.Precious autograph dedication signed by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly raised to gold for some letters: "To my friend François Coppée, these portraits (misspelled words by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly and barred by him) traits for traits ... and these features "accompanied by a small drawing representing two crossed arrows drawn in gold.Nice copy. Librairie des auteurs modernes Paris 1884 12x19cm relié

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         Parrots in Captivity

      George Bell and Sons, London 1884 - London: George Bell and Sons, 1884. Hardcover. Three volumes. Large octavo. First edition. Parrots in Captivity by William Thomas Greene With Notes on Several Species by the Hon. and Rev. Frederick George Dutton. Illustrated eighty-one (twenty-seven plates in each volumes, including frontispiece) wood-engraved orinithological plates, beautifully finished by hand by W.T. Green and Benjamin Fawcett after E.F. Lydon print, all plates extremely clean and bright.Publisher's original turquoise cloth binding, gilt motif of parrots on front boards, spine gilt titles, black endpaper, top edge gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Zur Aetiologie der Tuberkulose.

      Berlin 1884 - S.1-88 und Tafeln 1-10 in: Mittheilungen aus dem Kaiserl.Gesundheitsamte. Bd.2. Berlin 1884. 4°. Mit 13 Tafeln. 3 Bl., 499 S. Späterer Leinwandband mit eingelassenem Titelblatt der Originalbroschur. Bestens erhalten. Garrison-M. 2331 - Erstdruck von Kochs bahnbrechender Arbeit. erste vollständige Darstellung seiner Tuberkuloseforschung, der vur eine Ankündigung von 10 Seiten in der Berliner Klinischen Wochenschrift von 1882 vorausgegangen war. Der Band enthält weitere bedeutende Arbeiten: Koch, Gaffky und Löffler: Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschweächung der Milzbrandbazillen und -infektion fdurch Fütterung - Gaffky:Zur Aetiologie des Abdominaltyphus - Löffler: Untersuchungen übder die Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Entstehunmg der Diphterie bei Menschen. Von großer Seltenheit und sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Velden]
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         Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose. / Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschwächung der Milzbrandzeiten und Milzbrandinfection durch Fütterung.

      August Hirschwald, Berlin 1884 - In: Mittheilungen aus d. Kaiserlichen Gesundheitsamte, Vol. 2, pp. 1-88, 10 plates. Berlin: Hirschwald, 1884. 4to (306 x 219 mm). Entire volume, [6], 499 [1] pp., 13 chromolithographic plates (last 3 double page) and 13 text illustrations. Pages untrimmed and unopened. Contemporary plain wrappers (repaired, soiled and spotted). Text with minor age-toning, final pages and plates with light dampstaining and foxing. Garrison-Morton 2331. FIRST EDITION of the expanded version of Koch's account, published two years earlier, of his discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus. Also included in this volume on pp. 147-81 is a paper co-written with Gaffky and Löffler on artificial attenuation of the anthrax bacillus (Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschwächung der Milzbrandzeiten und Milzbrandinfection durch Fütterung). Also contained are papers by Gaffky on typhoid bacillus (Zur Aetiologie des Abdominaltyphus) on pp. 372-420 (Garrison-Morton 5032), and Löffler on diphtheria bacillus (Untersuchung über die Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Entstehung der Diphtherie beim Menschen) on pp. 421-99 (Garrison-Morton 5056). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ally Sloper's Half Holiday. Being a selection, side-splitting, sentimental, and serious, for the benefit of old boys, young boys, odd boys generally and even girls. Vol. I, no. 1 - no. 35. May 3 - Dec. 27, 1884.

      Printed for the proprietor, and published by W. J. Sunkins. 1884 36 issues including Ally Sloper's Christmas Holiday. A few small tears to gutter margin of no. 1, otherwise issues v.g. & clean. Signed 'Gilbert Dalziel, Hampstead' on leading f.e.p.Contemp. cloth boards & maroon calf corner pieces; expertly rebacked in matching calf, uplettered in gilt. v.g.A rare opportunity to purchase the first 36 issues of what is considered to be one of the first British comic strip magazines. In 2001 a copy of the first issue sold for £3,600. The character of Ally Sloper was created by Charles Henry Ross and first drawn by his wife Emilie de Tessier when he appeared in the magazine Judy in 1867. Ross sold the rights of the character to the publisher and printer Gilbert Dalziel and in 1884 Ally Sloper's Half Holiday became the first weekly comic magazine to be based on a single character, with images by the cartoonist William Giles Baxter. After Baxter's death in 1888 Ally Sloper's principal artist became William Fletcher Thomas who was later replaced by Charles Henry Chapman. At its peak of popularity, the weekly circulation is estimated to have been over 350,000. It ceased publication after 1,679 issues in 1916. After three failed comebacks, Ally Sloper was finally curtailed in 1977. Gilbert Dalziel, 1853-1930, was the son of the engraver and publisher Edward Dalziel, one half of the Dalziel Brothers. He studied at the Slade School of Art and apprenticed himself to the family business working on the publication Fun before moving on to Judy from whence Ally Sloper was born.

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         Alfred Charles S. Anderson (1884-1966) - Etching, Place St.

      Early 20th Century - Alfred C. Stanley Anderson RA RE (1884-1966) - Original Early 20th Century Etching. Dry point etching, from an edition of 65 proofs, signed in pencil to the lower right just under the image. Titled in pencil and inscribed in pencil to the lower margin, and inscribed indistinctly '(?) in F Prints of the Year 1926'. Exhibited at the Sadley Street Gallery, Wells - an original gallery label affixed to the reverse. Fixed at the top edge to backing card measuring 45 x 32 cm. Signed and inscribed. On wove. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and small foxing spots in a areas, mainly to the sky. Plate lines clear and intact. Anderson was responsible for reviving line engraving as a mode of original graphic expression, when it had become all but obsolete. He learned the process as an apprentice to a heraldic engraver, but initially achieved fame as an etcher and drypointist in the renaissance of British etching during and after World War I. In 1929 he turned his skills to engraving on a copper plate, and he will chiefly be remembered for his engravings of English rural crafts dating from 1932, for which he was made CBE in 1951.For more information please click here. Size: Medium (15-30cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 501.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First. Decorated Cloth. True first edition of this high spot of 19th century literature (preceded the U.S. edition by four months). First issue, with publisher's catalogue dated October, 1884; gatherings sewn, not stapled (priority?). Red cloth lettered in gilt on front cover and spine and decorated with black silhouettes and black line drawing of Huck being chased by umbrella-wielding woman; publisher's colophon in black on rear board. Patterned endpapers. With 174 illustrations. A tight, fine example, one tip lightly bumped, faint evidence of expert repair to the very ends of the spine strip. A few of the spine letters are slightly darkened but overall an exemplary copy.

      [Bookseller: The Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABNJ)]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      [London], 5. V. 1884. - 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. To Miss E. Eva Boult, citing his views as set forth in an issue of The Antiquary: "On the eve of our leaving town for a short time, your letter reaches me. Please excuse, therefore, this hurried answer. The question at issue more intimately concerns Prof. Sayce [i. e. the pioneer British Assyriologist and linguist Archibald Sayce] from whom I have quoted. As far as my own views are involved in it, you will find them indicated both in the April number of The Antiquary (p. 145, 1st col.), and in the May number (p. p. 201 and 202). What we now have of the 'Homeric' poems, are comparatively such late productions that we cannot wonder at finding in them, especially as regards art, descriptions of a rather anachronistic kind. The Phoenikians, consequently, may have been worked into the earlier rhapsodic ballads at a later date. A comparison between the Eddic Nibelung lays and our national Epic will make this procedure very clear. The story of the fall of Troy is, no doubt, an exceedingly old one [.]". - On stationery with printed address.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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