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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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        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        Unpublished Letters from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to the Rev.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.

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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]

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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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        [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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        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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        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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        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]

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        Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose. / Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschwächung der Milzbrandzeiten und Milzbrandinfection durch Fütterung.

      Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1884. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 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. Very Good.

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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.

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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.

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        Pauvre Pierrot.

      Magnier, 1884]., [Paris - First edition, one of 250 copies, this being one of 50 on vergé de Hollande with plates signed by artist and publisher. A rare collection, entirely printed in heliogravure, comprising text, image and graphic narrative. Willette's Pauvre Pierrot is the archetypal tragic clown figure, dogged by sadness and misfortune and by the spectre of death itself. In retrospect Willette is a highly problematical figure: celebrated decorator of the Moulin Rouge and Le Chat noir (as well as of the favourite Left Bank booksellers' café Le Palette d'or), popular illustrator in the Parisian Press, but also running as an anti-semitic candidate in the Paris legislative elections of 1889 under the slogan: 'Les Juifs ne sont grands, que parce que nous sommes à genoux!' Large 4to (330 × 240 mm), etched title and 40 plates, each signed in pencil by artist and editor. Early half morocco preserving black cloth covered wrappers printed in silver. A very good copy. [Vicaire 1167 T7.] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Isis Unveiled : A Master Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology (I and II, Two Volumes)

      J. W. Bouton 1884 - Volume one: upper right corners show waer and fraying, bottom right corners show more modest wear, a few light marks to covers, top and bottom of spine are ragged and show a small about of loss, front hinge cracked and showing webbing but is still strong, previous owner name on title page. otherwise book is clean and presentable, with clean (but not bright) gilt, tight binding, clean pages. Volume two: pretty much the same, though hinges are solid, with some water staining to bottom right corner of pages affecting only the corners of the pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Bruder Karamasow (The Brothers Karamazov)

      Leipzig: Verlag von Fr. Wilh. Grunow, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First German edition, cloth issue published by newspaper Die Grenzboten as noted on half-titles and spines, published simultaneously with wrappered and red cloth issues, neither with half titles. Complete in four octavo volumes. Volume I: Half-title + TP + [v] - viii+1leaf + 1 – 271 + [i]-xxxii- publisher’s ads on browned inferior stock; II: Half-title + TP + 1 - 272; III: Half-title + TP + 1 - 298; IV: Half-title + TP + 1 - 336. Original green cloth with gilt stamping and top edges, original dark green endpapers. In German, translated anonymously. Very Good with front hinges starting, a few light scuffs to bindings, bumped corners, light cup ring to front cover cloth of first volume, but internally clean, gilt nice and sharp. An attractive, unsophisticated set.The very first translation of Bra'tia Karamazovy [1879-1880] from the original Russian into any language, preceding the French version by four years and the English version by 28 years. The German public's interest in Dostoyevsky stemmed from the promotion and resounding success of 1882's German translation of Crime and Punishment.Scarce. No other copies currently for sale in the trade and no copies located outside of Europe in OCLC.

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        The Gypsies of Yetholm: Historical, Philologocal, and Humorous

      Kelso: J & J H Rutherfurd. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Slight foxing. 1884. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). vii, 192pp. 3 b/w plates. .

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ant. Dvořák") to music publisher Mr. [Alfred] Littleton regarding conducting his 6th Symphony in Worcester, etc.

      2-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Wysocka, February 18, 1884. Mentioning three of his important works, including the Hymnus, which "made his name as a Czech composer in 1873," the Symphony No. 6 in D major, and the Stabat Mater; Birmingham; and a proposed trip to London in September. Dvořák says that he is happy to conduct his symphony in Worcester but would like to discuss compensation with the committee. "Conducting three works like Stabat, Hymnus, and the symphony is very hard work indeed... consequently I may request a larger honorarium from the committee. In my last letter of May 28, I shared more details with you on the subject of Birmingham. What do you think? I hope to bring the entire work with me to London in September." Dvorak proceeds to ask if he can send the photographs for Bennett and Hüffer directly to his address. Creased at folds. Dvořák's correspondent, Alfred Littleton (1845-1914), was co-owner of the important London publishing house Novello, Ewer & Company from 1886-1914. He played a very important role in Dvorak's musical activities in England, acting as his informal representative. The Symphony No. 6 in D major was composed from August 27-October 15, 1880, first published in Berlin in 1882, and first performed in Prague on March 25, 1881, dedicated to Hans Richter. The symphony was first published as Symphony No. 1. (Op. 60, once listed as op. 58: Burghauser 112, Šourek 78). His Stabat mater, composed from February 19, 1876-November 13, 1877, was first published in Berlin in 1881, and first performed in Prague on December 23, 1880. (Op. 58, once listed as op. 28: Burghauser 71, Šourek 38). The Hymnus: Dědicové bilé hory [Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain], composed from ?May-June 3, 1872 and first published (3rd version) in London in 1885, was first performed in Prague on March 9, 1873. "Large-scale choral works were of importance at various times in Dvořák's career. He made his name as a Czech composer in 1873 with the first performance of a work for chorus and orchestra, Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain." (Op. 30: Burghauser 27, Šourek 15). "With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvořák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana's true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." "Early in August 1883 Dvořák was invited to London by the Philharmonic Society to conduct orchestral performances of his works in the coming season. A few months later, at the beginning of November 1883, the London music publishing firm of Novello asked him to conduct a performance of his Stabat mater during his visit and to compose a work for soloists, chorus and orchestra for the 1885 Birmingham Festival and conduct it himself. Dvořák was already known in London from performances of such works as the Slavonic Dances (conducted in 1879 and 1880 by Manns), the Slavonic Rhapsodies (conducted in 1880 and 1881 by Manns, Richter and Hallé), the String Sextet (given by Joachim in 1880) and the Sixth Symphony (conducted by Manns in 1882), and they had received favourable reviews. However, the performance of the Stabat mater under Barnby on 10 March 1883, received enthusiastically by both the audience and the critics, was probably the main reason for the Philharmonic Society's invitation." "On 5 March 1884 Dvořák travelled to England for the first time and on 13 March conducted the Stabat mater in the Albert Hall. A week later he conducted his overture Husitská, the Sixth Symphony and the Slavonic Rhapsody no.2 in St James's Hall, and on 22 March, at the Crystal Palace, he conducted the Scherzo capriccioso and the Nocturne in B (b47). The musical world of London regarded his visit as an 'event of "red letter" significance', and fêted him as the 'musical hero of the hour'. The Philharmonic Society made him an honorary member. He promised it a new symphony, and he was expected to write choral works for both the forthcoming Birmingham Festival and the Leeds Festival of 1886." "Dvořák's great success in England led to eight more visits. In November 1884 he travelled to London and to Worcester (where he gave a performance of the Stabat mater); in April 1885 he visited London for the première of the Seventh Symphony; in August 1885 he gave concerts in London and in Birmingham, where he conducted the British première of the cantata Svatební košile ('The Spectre's Bride')." Klaus Döge in Grove Music Online.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ant. Dvo?ák") to music publisher Mr. [Alfred] Littleton regarding conducting his 6th Symphony in Worcester, etc.

      - 2-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Wysocka, February 18, 1884.Mentioning three of his important works, including the Hymnus, which "made his name as a Czech composer in 1873," the Symphony No. 6 in D major, and the Stabat Mater; Birmingham; and a proposed trip to London in September. Dvo?ák says that he is happy to conduct his symphony in Worcester but would like to discuss compensation with the committee. "Conducting three works like Stabat, Hymnus, and the symphony is very hard work indeed. consequently I may request a larger honorarium from the committee. In my last letter of May 28, I shared more details with you on the subject of Birmingham. What do you think? I hope to bring the entire work with me to London in September." Dvorak proceeds to ask if he can send the photographs for Bennett and Hüffer directly to his address. Creased at folds. Dvo?ák's correspondent, Alfred Littleton (1845-1914), was co-owner of the important London publishing house Novello, Ewer & Company from 1886-1914. He played a very important role in Dvorak's musical activities in England, acting as his informal representative.The Symphony No. 6 in D major was composed from August 27-October 15, 1880, first published in Berlin in 1882, and first performed in Prague on March 25, 1881, dedicated to Hans Richter. The symphony was first published as Symphony No. 1. (Op. 60, once listed as op. 58: Burghauser 112, ?ourek 78). His Stabat mater, composed from February 19, 1876-November 13, 1877, was first published in Berlin in 1881, and first performed in Prague on December 23, 1880. (Op. 58, once listed as op. 28: Burghauser 71, ?ourek 38).The Hymnus: D?dicové bilé hory [Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain], composed from ?May-June 3, 1872 and first published (3rd version) in London in 1885, was first performed in Prague on March 9, 1873. "Large-scale choral works were of importance at various times in Dvo?ák's career. He made his name as a Czech composer in 1873 with the first performance of a work for chorus and orchestra, Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain." (Op. 30: Burghauser 27, ?ourek 15)."With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvo?ák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana's true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." "Early in August 1883 Dvo?ák was invited to London by the Philharmonic Society to conduct orchestral performances of his works in the coming season. A few months later, at the beginning of November 1883, the London music publishing firm of Novello asked him to conduct a performance of his Stabat mater during his visit and to compose a work for soloists, chorus and orchestra for the 1885 Birmingham Festival and conduct it himself. Dvo?ák was already known in London from performances of such works as the Slavonic Dances (conducted in 1879 and 1880 by Manns), the Slavonic Rhapsodies (conducted in 1880 and 1881 by Manns, Richter and Hallé), the String Sextet (given by Joachim in 1880) and the Sixth Symphony (conducted by Manns in 1882), and they had received favourable reviews. However, the performance of the Stabat mater under Barnby on 10 March 1883, received enthusiastically by both the audience and the critics, was probably the main reason for the Philharmonic Society's invitation."On 5 March 1884 Dvo?ák travelled to England for the first time and on 13 March conducted the Stabat mater in the Albert Hall. A week later he conducted his overture Husitská, the Sixth Symphony and the Slavonic Rhapsody no.2 in St James's Hall, and on 22 March, at the Crystal Palace, he conducted the Scherzo capriccioso and the Nocturne in B (b47). The musical world of London regarded his visit as an 'event of "red letter" si

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        Le RAINCY en 1884 et 1885.

      Auteur 1884-85, Le Raincy - 2 vol. in-8 oblong de 27 ff.n.ch. (titre gravé, table et 25 planches) et 32 ff.n.ch. (titre, table et 30 planches), pleine percaline éditeur de l'époque, dos lisse avec titre doré, encadrement de filets et fers à froid avec titre sur les plats. Edition originale. Albums contenant respectivement un titre gravé et 25 planches et 30 planches gravées à l'eau-forte, représentant les rues et paysages de la ville. "en faisant cette petite collection de vues du Raincy, je me suis proposé de fixer en de simples croquis, l'état actuel des principales voies de cette localité, destinée à devenir importante dans l'avenir ." Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur les deux volumes, adressé à des parents proches (nièce et neveu). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Collection of Thirteen Carte-de-Visite from Hong Kong Studios].

      (Circa1867- 1884). This collection of thirteen albumen portraits of European men and women and one of a child ("Maggie Watson Bain/age 6 months/March 1884") together with an image showing a group of four adult Chinese people together with a child seated around a table playing cards were published by ten Hong Kong photographic studios, of which eight are named and one anonymous, in the latter part of the 19th century. The CDV of the Chinese card players does not show a studio name however "Playing cards/Hong Kong/26th May '67" is written in ink on the reverse. The studios represented in this collection are Afong (5); Hing Cheong (1); See Tay (2); H.R. Howell(2); W.P. Floyd (1): Kai-Sack (1); Hongkong Photographic Rooms (1); Hong Cheong Shing (1). A number of the cards have been annotated on the reverse with dates and occasionally with the name of the person whose portrait the photograph shows. Three photographs are considerably faded, a few others show some but less significant fading, some scuffing on two and some occasional spotting. Cards measure 6.3 x 10.5cm. From the collection of Hong Kong historian, author and collector Arthur Hacker. .

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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      - Hetzel, Paris 1884, in-8 (18x27,5cm), (6p.) 368pp., relié. - Edition illustrato con disegni di J. Férat, incisa da Barbant. Cartone dice "Golden Globe" tipo 4, firmato Engel. Torna al faro. Secondo tipo Engel piatta "i". guardie blu, tutti i bordi dorato. Primo piatto policromo decorato con strumenti di navigazione d'oro e fogliame verde. Copiare i costi, quasi totalmente priva di foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de dessins de J. Férat, gravés par Barbant.  Cartonnage dit "au globe doré" du type 4, signé Engel. Dos au phare. Second plat de type Engel "i". Gardes bleues, toutes tranches dorées. Premier plat polychrome orné d'instruments de navigation dorés et de feuillages verts. Quelques très infimes manques de dorure sur le premier plat. Cartonnage très habilement restauré. Ex-dono au stylo sur la page de faux-titre. Exemplaire frais, presque tout à fait exempt de rousseurs.

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        LA RUSSIE ET LES RUSSES. Kiew et Moscou. Impressions de voyage. Ouvrage illustré de plus de 240 gravures dont 67 dessins de F. de Haenen et 115 de Pranischnikoff.

      1884 - Paris, Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884. Grand in-8 (212 X 284 mm) demi-chagrin vert lierre, plats bisautés toile chagrinée vert tendre, grande plaque polychrome sur le premier plat dans un encadrement doré, armes de la Russie dorées au centre du second plat, dos quatre nerfs plats, caissons dorés ornés, auteur et titre doré, tranches dorées (A. lenègre relieur) ; (1) f. blanc, frontispice, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 423 pages, 7 planches hors-texte sur vélin teinté, (1) f. blanc. Rousseurs éparses, plus marquées aux deux feuillets blancs et aux derniers feuillets de texte (pp. 415 à la fin). ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Elle contient HUIT GRAVURES hors-texte (dont le frontispice) tirées sur papier teinté et de très nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le texte. (Vicaire, VII, 848). BEL EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans son magnifique cartonnage éditeur polychrome. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE.Six Volumes. With an introduction & memoir by Richard Henry Stoddard.

      Kegan Paul.Trench, London,1884. - Each Volume with an etched frontispiece with a tissue guard.Volume One contains a facsimile letter.Bound in half red calf with red cloth sides.A Very attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        北京夢枕. [Peking Yume Makura]. [Peking Dream Pillow].

      Tokyo. Japanese Satirical Sino-French War Woodblock Print]*. 1884. Two colour woodblocks on oban tate-e sheets, diptych style, which together make a striking satirical comment on the Opium War. The sleeping giant of China in his fine Chinese silks lies smoking opium while being attacked by tiny French soldiers, the Western powers look on. Upper corners torn with loss causing loss of two Kanji in title. Matted. A striking and unusual image. Scarce. Yukichi Fukuzawa (福澤諭吉, 1835 - 1901), regarded as one of the founders of modern Japan, commissioned this work from Imaizumi Ippyō (1865 - 1904)in 1884 shortly after discovering his talent. Fukuzawa was an early Japanese civil rights activist and liberal ideologist whose ideas about the work of government and the structure of social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era.In August 1884, at the time when the war broke out between Qing China and France over the control of northern Vietnam, China was increasingly being encroached upon by the Western powers. This image graphically demonstrates the thinking of Meiji-era Japanese intellectuals of the time who despised the "backwards" Orient, looking to Europe instead. Although China won the land battles the short Sino-French War (also known as Tonkin War) of 1884-85 ended in defeat for the Qing due to their poor use of their navy. The Sino-French War confirmed to many Chinese that the Qing Dynasty was weak and it was yet another step towards the rising nationalist movement which became increasingly evident over the next half century.In 1885, following the printing of this woodblock, Ippyō graduated from Keio University and went to study lithography and photography in San Francisco, where he later became a shareholder in a small trading company. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159528).

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        Een lent van vaerzen.

      Utrecht, J.L. Beijers, 1884. Ingenaaid (omslagontwerp L.W.R. Wenckebach). 96 p. Debuut. 1e druk. Hoekje uit omslag, hapje uit Franse titel, maar mét de zo kwetsbare originele rug: slechts twee ontbrekende stukjes zijn aangezet. Langs de bovenrand van het binnenwerk enige vochtschade.l Het beste exemplaar dat wij de afgelopen jaren zijn tegengekomen. VV 104,1.

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        ATLAS DER ALPENFLORA. Hrsg. v. Deutschen u. Oesterreichischen Alpenverein. Nach der Natur gemalt v. Anton Hartinger. Text v. K. W. v. Dalla Torre.

      1 Textbd. u. 4 Atlas-Bde. 249 (3) S. Mit 1 Taf. 504 chromolithogr. Taf. u. 4 Titelbll. mit Inhaltsverz. OLn.-Kassetten. u. OLn.-Bd. mit floraler Gold-, Silber- u. Schwarzprägung. Tlw. in Lagen zerfallen. Angeb.: Ders.. Wörterbuch der Botanischen Fachausdrücke. Ergänzung zu dem vom Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenverein hrsg. Atlas der Alpenflora. Salzburg 1884. 94 S. Mit 230 Texholzschn. Nissen BBI 799 - Vollständiges Expl. der gesuchten ersten Ausgabe. - 1 Textvol., 4 Atlas-vols. 249 (3) pp. with 504 , chromolithograph. plates, 4 titlepages,. Index. In 4 Orig.-cloth-cases. and 1 Orig.-cloth-binding. Floral silver stamping on boards, some plates loose. Complete copy of this rare first edition. - Bound with: "Wörterbuch der Botanischen Fachausdrücke. Ergänzung zu dem vom Deutschen und Oesterr. Alpenverein hrsg. Atlas der Alpenflora". 94 pp. with 230 woodcuts.

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        Mädchen im Bade.

      Folio. Mit 10 (davon 9 signierte) Lithographien von Otto Schoff. Orig.-Halbleinenmappe. Ausgabe B. Eins von 40 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 60 Expl.) in Rötel auf Bütten. - Die 9 signierten Lithographien in der Mappe, eine farb. Lithographie auf dem Mappendeckel. - Otto Schoff (1884-1938) war Schüler bei Emil Orlik. Ab 1935 bekam er von den Nazis ein Malverbot und seine Werke zählten ab da zur "entarteten Kunst". - Mappe etwas angestaubt. Mappenbezug (nicht die Lithographie) stellenweise etwas wellig. Die Lithographien sehr gut erhalten.

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        STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Co.(1884). First Edition, Stories Reconstructed from the Anvari-Soheill, Baital, Pachisi, Mahabharata, Pantchatantra, Gulistan, Talmud, Kalewala, etc. Blue-green cloth with decorations and lettering stamped in black and gilt. BAL 7912. First issue of author's first book, preceded by a translation. Small stain to the margins of several pages. Front hinge with some cracking, as often the case, but still tight. Slight rubbing and soiling to covers, gilt on spine still bright. Housed in a half green morocco slipcase with matching green cloth chemise; rubbing to the raised bands and spine tips of the slipcase., Original cloth, Near Fine housed in a Very Good half morocco slipcase

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        Treasure Island

      This is a 2nd edition H/Bk copy of "treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson and published by Cassell in 1884. This copy although dated 1884 must have been available in 1883 as there is a Xmas gift inscription on the front end paper with that date and the code with the list of other publications is 12.83. The book has 292 pages of text rather than the 304 claimed in the advertisement at the rear. It also has all the errors noted. The book is bound in green silk with the titled on the spine in gold. The edges and corners are rubbed and bumped and the book has a slight lean. The binding is tight. If you have any questions about the book or its contents please email me.

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        Vanity Fair.

      London: Vanity Fair, Jan. 5, 1884 to June 28, 1884.(). Small folio. Half roan, worn. with 26 chromolithographs, including images of Oscar Wilde in 1884, Alfred Rothschild and princesses, lords and ladies.

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        Catalogue of an important portion of the extensive & valuable library of the late Sir John Hayford Thorold, Bart., removed from Syston Park, Lincolnshire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 12-19 December 1884)

      London, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1884. (25.5 cm), vii (1), 193 (3) pp. 2110 lots. Bound in contemporary black cloth, back lettered "Syston Park Library Dec. 1884" (printed yellow wrappers retained). - The Syston Park library was collected by Sir John Thorold (1734-1815), ninth baronet, and by his son, John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831). The elder Thorold commenced collecting about 1785, and by 1789 had become well-known in the Parisian salerooms; his pace began to slacken about 1800. Sir John's principal contribution was an impressive group of Elzevirs; his son concentrated on Aldines, incunabula, and early printing, and rebuilt the library at Syston in 1822-1824 to house the new acquisitions (Tim Knox, "Sir John Thorold's library at Syston Park, Lincolnshire" in Apollo, volume 146, September 1997, pp.24-29). The sale of the library in 1884 was tremendously successful, realising just over £28,000, with some outstanding prices: the 1462 Mainz Psalter on vellum (£4950), and the 42-line Bible (£3900), are most notable. The auctioneer afterwards distributed copies of the sale catalogue annotated with buyers' names and prices. The present copy is one of these; there was also an issue of 25 annotated copies in a larger format (c. 280 × 195 mm, designated large paper in manuscript facing the title; see Christie's sale of the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana, New York, 22-23 March 2005, lot 328: $2640). Further sales of books occurred on 3 July 1899, 5 March 1923 (lots 1-317), and 9 April 1923 (lots 411-795); the house was demolished in 1924. ¶ Good copy.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      London: Chatto & Windus(1884). First Edition, The First English Edition, preceding the American edition by four months. With 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble. BAL 3414: Sequence B with the gatherings saddle-stitched with wire staples as opposed to sewn. BAL assigns no priority to the sequences. With the publisher's catalogue insert at rear dated October 1884, per BAL., Decorated red cloth, Typical sunning to spine with mild fraying to head and neat cloth repair to heel. Minor spotting to covers. Near Fine

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        Cowdray: The history of a Great English house.

      Bickers & Son, Leicester Square, London 1884 - Wonderful copy of a very scarce book on Cowdray House in Midhurst. Maroon cloth with a blank cloth spine which has become a tad sunned and a little frayed at extremities. Gilt title lettering and coat of arms motif on front board. A little bumped at extremities and a few marks. The light pencilled notes of AWF Fuller, from whose descendants this book was acquired (see other listings) are inscribed on the verso of the ffep. and read: "Slipped in: Very interesting autograph. Letter from the Author relating to this book, dated from B'ton, 25. June 1920." and further"For Lot & his daughters see pp120-1 to the Dulwich Gallery" On page 121 the annotated light pencilled notes read "?Have a copy" which relates to the catalogue of 1777 (underlined in the text) and "Lot & his daughters Our painting which I presented to the Dulwich Gallery in 1941?" There are some letters and clippings also laid in. One clipping is of the auction of the gates in Buck Hall Cowdray in 1937, another is a newspaper photo from The Sunday Times June 4th, 1950 of Polo being played at Cowdray Park. One of the letters is from AWF Fuller in his own hand writing and refers to the painting as mentioned in the book. It is headed "Painting of Lot and his daughters" and goes into some detail about the painting. There is a later note above the letter which says that the painting was presented to the gallery in memory of Rev. A. Fuller by his son AWF Fuller. The letter gives the history of the painting since the family bought it in 1830. The address of AWF Fuller on the letter is 50 Kingsmead Road, London, SW2 and dated 21. June 1940. There is also a letter laid in from the author to a Mr. Williamson, dated 25 June XX (1920) in which she states her concern about another book on "Cowdray & Easebourne Priory" in which she expresses concern that the book may have lifted parts of her book without her permission. "I am not likely to see it, as it costs four guineas." she writes! "Pray excuse me troubling you. I think the book is sure to come under your eye, Yours sincerely, Julia Roundell," Also laid in are a set of letters between Mr. A Walton who was writing on behalf of Mrs E Fuller (AWF's widow) in 1974 to the Clerk of the Governors of Alleyn's College, Dulwich College, about the subject of a bust of Shakespeare having been presented by Mrs Fuller and, at that point, having not been exhibited in the gallery. This also appears to have been acquired from Cowdray house. In all this book with the letters laid in to go along with it make a unique and exciting piece of history. Definitely a one off. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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