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         1884 1st UK ed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TWAIN Tom Sawyer Illustrated

      London : Chatto & Windus, 1884. 1st edition 1st state (BAL does not distinguish priority of the two variants). - 1884 1st UK ed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TWAIN Tom Sawyer Illustrated “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” - Legacies of Genius. “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.” – Earnest Hemingway Mark Twain’s momentous book Huckleberry Finn has been the source of arguments, discussion, and controversy since it first appeared. It has been reprinted countless times and is still considered to be one of the most popular American novels, if not the most popular. This first English edition, printed in 1884, is most-likely a first British edition, first state. The BAL does not distinguish priority of the first two states – sheets from the first state were bound with second issues.“The sheets occur in two states of unknown sequence” (BAL). The British printing preceded the more famous American edition by four months. Item number: #1524 Price: $ 1500 TWAIN, Mark. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn : (Tom Sawyer's comrade) ; scene: the Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to fifty years ago London : Chatto & Windus, 1884. 1st edition 1st state (BAL does not distinguish priority of the two variants). Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xvi], 438, [32] o 174 illustrations • References: BAL 3414; McDonnell, Collecting Mark Twain • Provenance: o Bookplate – James MacLehose and Sons James MacLehose and Sons was a bookseller, publisher, and printer in Glasgow in the 19th century. Started as independent businesses by James J. MacLehose and his brother, Robert MacLehose, the MacLehose family was active in the Glasgow book business in various ways through the 19th century. The business was associated with Glasgow University and published many University Press titles. A collection of books was deposited at Glasgow University and are now in shelfmark "MacLehose", and family and business records and manuscripts are in the special collections with call number "Sp Coll MS Gen 1594". o Bookplate – Alexander McGrigor Dr. Alexander Bennett McGrigor of Cairnoch (1827-1891) was a graduate of the University who was Dean of Faculties from 1876 to 1879 and a Rector's Assessor from 1884 until 1887. The McGrigor Collection of books and pamphlets relating to the natural and civil history, topography and antiquities of Jerusalem and the Holy Land was donated to the University by his son, Alexander McGrigor, in 1891. Born in Glasgow, McGrigor studied Law at the University, graduating LLD in 1877, and served his apprenticeship in the family firm of McGrigor, Murray & McGrigor. He became the head of the firm on the death of his father in 1853 and it became one of the largest law firms in Glasgow. McGrigor was a a noted bibliophile and a keen supporter of the Liberal Party. His public duties did not only concern the University: he was also involved in the administration of the Western Infirmary and Queen Margaret College, and he was Honorary Secretary of the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1888. • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~7.5in X 5.25in (19cm x 13.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1524 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Das Kaiserreich Ostindien und die angrenzenden Gebirgsländer. Nach den Reisen der Brüder Schlagintweit und anderer Forscher dargestellt. Dem Andenken an Hermann von Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski gewidmet.

      Jena, Herm. Costenoble 1884. Gr.-8°. XII, 639(1) S. Mit 12 Tondruck-Tafeln sowie einigen, teils blaugrün getönten Textholzschnitten. Neuer, hellblauer Leinenband m. aufgez. Vorderdeckel des Originaleinbandes, Rückentitel in Rot- u. Schwarzpräg. \"Aschoff 2041; Embacher 259 ff.- Vorliegend die \"\"Volksausgabe\"\" des großartigen, 1869-80 in 4 Bänden erschienenen Reisewerkes von Hermann Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski : `Reisen in Indien und Hochasien..ausgeführt in den Jahren 1854-1858`. Erst ab S. 550 mit kurzen Beschreibungen anderer Expeditionen. Im Anhang mit Routentafel u. 11-seitigem Sachregister. Die 12 Tafeln entsprechen denen der `großen Ausgabe`. - Die drei Brüder Hermann, Adolph u. Robert Schlagintweit erhielten durch Vermittlung Alex. v. Humboldts vom König v. Preußen u. der Britisch-Ostindischen Kompagnie den Auftrag zu einer wissenschaftlichen Reise nach Indien u. in das Himalayagebirge, vor allem zur Erforschung des Erdmagnetismus. Dabei gelangten sie u.a. bis nach Darjiling, Bhutan, Leh, in den Karakorum, nach Nepal, ins Tarimbecken u. sogar ins damals noch verbotene Tibet. Auf dem Rückweg erreichten sie bei einer versuchten Besteigung des Kamet mit 6.758 m einen Höhenrekord für die damalige Zeit. (Embacher). \"\"Die drei Brüder..sind die aufopferndsten Erforscher Indiens und Hoch-Asiens im Zeitalter Alex. v. Humboldts, seine getreuesten Nacheiferer; sie bezeichnen den Höhepunkt u. auch schon den Ausklang universaler, d.h. die Gesamtheit der Erscheinungen erfassender Raumerschließung\"\" (Henze V, S. 62).\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Asien, Indien, Reise, Schlagintweit

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         Der Beobachter. Ein Volksblatt aus Schwaben. 54. Jahrgang Nr. 1 1. Januar - Nr. 306 31. Dezember 1884 in 4 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Der Beobachter, 1884. jede einzelne Nummer hat 4 Seiten, je Band ca. 75 Nummern. 41 x 29 cm, Halbleinen mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild Einband berieben, bestoßen und angeschmutzt. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Gelegentlich etwas fleckig. Teilweise Insektenspuren. Innen sauber. Gutes Leseexemplar.Der Beobachter war eine liberale Zeitung die bis 1933 erschienen ist. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         Album du bon Bock [cover title].

      - Paris, Bellot, 1884. Oblong large 4to. Original red pebble-grained cloth, front cover titled and ornamented in gilt; 50 leaves lithographically printed from autographs and drawings; hinges strengthened, small repair to front cover, internally toned due to paper stock and with a few small marginal flaws, as usual; provenance: later stamp Docteur Henry Uzan, Paris on front fly-leaf. This rare privately printed artistic album opens with the editor's lines 'Chà rs camerades - Le voilà donc notre 3me album!'. It is signed in the lithographic stone 'E. Bellot Prà sident du Bon Bock'. 'This association of Le Bon Bock with democratic ideals inspired Emile Bellot, a printmaker and the model for Manet's corpulent beer drinker, to organize the Bon Bock Society in 1875. For almost fifty years this group hosted monthly dinners in and around Montmartre for its membership, which consisted mostly of artists, writers, and performers' (Web Gallery of Art, on Manet's 1873 portrait of Bellot, who was a neighbour of the painter, and endured over 60 sittings). This Rabelaisian, beer drinking dinner society was founded in 1875 and the first album - even rarer than this - had appeared the following year. Manet himself attended the inaugural dinner. The eponymous Montmartre restaurant, a haunt for avantgarde artists well into the 20th century opened its doors in 1879. This album gives a good textual and pictorial insight into the liberal and creative circles of the capital of the French Third Republic and the belle à poque. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.

      London: John Murray,, 1884. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt, frames and floral cornerpieces in black to front boards and in blind to rear, gilt roundel to front boards, brown coated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to each volume (mounted lithograph and stipple-engraving), 2 battle plans of which one folding, folding map of Western India. Contemporary ownership inscription, "Cam. Munro", to front pastedowns. Extremities rubbed, spines rolled, the cloth slightly cockled, a few mild nicks to headcaps, pale markings to sides, tips bumped, rear joint of vol. 2 split at head, folding map very faintly spotted. A very good copy. First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became known as the Bombay Presidency, remaining in post until 1827. He devoted the rest of his life to scholarly pursuits, exemplified by his History of India (1841), and occasionally intervened in public debates on India, notably opposing Dalhousie's annexation policy. "Colebrooke (1813–1890) was the son of British administrator and Sanskrit scholar Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765–1837), and although he lived in England and served as an MP, Colebrooke remained interested in colonial affairs. He had written about Elphinstone's life in 1861 for the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society and subsequently expanded his work into these two volumes, published in 1884" (introduction to the Cambridge University Press reprint, online).

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         La Syrie d’Aujourd’hui, Voyages dans la phénicie, le Liban et la Judée 1875 -1880.

      Hachette et Cie 1884 - Fort & grand in-4, demi-chagrin crerise, plats richement décoré noir et or, 675 pp. Une grande carte repliée en couleurs de la Palestine in-fine (petits accrocs de pliage) , huit autres cartes et 364 illustrations dans le texte s. Un mors fendillés en tête. Rousseurs eparses. Très lég. hum. marginale en tête des premiers ff. Coupes, coins et coiffes frottés. Bon exemplaire. Première édition de ce récit de voyage du docteur Lortet, en mission pour collecter des matériaux botaniques et zoologiques destinés Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Lyon. Illustrations d’après ces propres dessins ou bien d’après photographies (notamment de la Maison Bonfils à Beyrouth) in-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Syrie aujourd'hui. Voyages dans la Phénicie, le Libran et la Judée. 1875-1880.

      - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1884. Fort in-4, (4)-675-(1) pp., reliure éditeur demi-chagrin (Ch. Magnier rel.), dos orné, plats historiés (A. Souze), tranches dorées (reliure un peu frottée, rousseurs principalement au début et à la fin de l'ouvrage). Illustré de 364 gravures et 9 cartes (dont une grande carte dépliante en couleurs de la Palestine). Dans sa superbe reliure éditeur. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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         Vildanden. Skuespil i fem Akter.

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

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         Die Alpenpflanzen. Nach der Natur gemalt. Mit.einer Anleitung zur Cultur der Alpenpflanzen von Joh. Petrasch.

      Prag bzw. Prag and Leipzig, Tempsky 1879-1884. - 4 volumes. 16 : 14,5 cm. 106; IV, 68; IV, 63 pages, 2 leaves, 70 pages with 4 colored chromolithographed frontispieces and 401 colored chromolithographed plates by Jos. Seboth. Original colored pictorial cloth. One of the most extensive and attractive works on the flora of the alpine region with finely drawn plates. Joseph Seboth (1816-1883) was an Austrian artist, who was one of the illustrators of Martius 'Flora Brasiliensis'. The beautiful frontispieces show views of the"Montblanc", "Grossvenediger", "Jungfrau" and "Dachstein". Very decorative bindings. - Very occasionaly some light stains, else a mint copy. - Nissen BBI 1826; Dreyer 686; Stafleu/C. 11.586. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Temples and Elephants The Narrative of a Journey of Exploration through Upper Siam and Lao.

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1884 - First edition. Original green illustrated boards, Black design with gilt titles to front board and spine. Silver elephant to the rear board. Frontis engraved portrait of the King of Siam. Title, Folding map (placed at p xiv - not to rear as per binder’s instructions). Text. Lithograph portrait of Bock to page 1. Two colour plates - one of a White Elephant and one of a Theweda (angel). both in good clean condition. Further engravings in the text. On the whole, in good, solid condition. The boards are a little bumped, and the silver elephant slightly rubbed. There is the remnant of a label having been removed from the front end paper. illustration of King has a small ink stain to the top of it. One of the gathers (p65ff) is becoming loose, but is still firmly attached. Would benefit from repair though. Overall a sound copy. Bock was a Norweigan natural scientist whose journeys to northern Thailand and Laos had the support of HM King Chulalongkorn. His book gives an interesting account, not only of the people among whom he travelled, but also of the personality and manners of a fairly typical 19th century explorer. xvi, 438, [ii] pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse Princess of Great Britain and Ireland Biographical Sketch and Letters

      Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, one other engraved portrait. First English edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, re-backed and strengthened, re-using the original spine and endpapers. London, John Murray.

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         Temples and Elephants The Narrative of a Journey of Exploration through Upper Siam and Lao.

      First edition. Original green illustrated boards, Black design with gilt titles to front board and spine. Silver elephant to the rear board. Frontis engraved portrait of the King of Siam. Title, Folding map (placed at p xiv - not to rear as per binder's instructions). Text. Lithograph portrait of Bock to page 1. Two colour plates - one of a White Elephant and one of a Theweda (angel). both in good clean condition. Further engravings in the text. Bock was a Norweigan natural scientist whose journeys to northern Thailand and Laos had the support of HM King Chulalongkorn. His book gives an interesting account, not only of the people among whom he travelled, but also of the personality and manners of a fairly typical 19th century explorer.

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         Catalogue illustré de l'exposition des arts incohérents. Suivi de : Souvenir rétrospectif des expositions 1882-1883.

      Bernard & cie. In-8, demi-basane brune, dos lisse, filets et roulettes dorés, couverture sup. illustrée conservée, 12 ff.- 163- XV pp. Illustrations dans le texte et à pleine page, 2 planches hors-texte. Dos passé. Une tache discrète en pied en début de volume. Bon exemplaire. Les artistes "incohérents" sont composés en grande partie de gens de lettres et de théâtre qui ne savent pas dessiner dont le noyau initial sont des ex-hydropathes et des membres du Chat Noir. Ce contre-salon parodique se tiendra de 1882 à 1896 à l'initiative de Jules Lévy. Chaque vernissage est prétexte à des "happenings" : en 1884, les exposants se promènent dans les salles avec des échelles ornées de l'écriteau :"je vernis !". Libérés de toutes contraintes formelles, ils produiront des monochromes, des collages,... et utiliseront les objets les plus variés.

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         Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.

      London: John Murray, 1884 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt, frames and floral cornerpieces in black to front boards and in blind to rear, gilt roundel to front boards, brown coated endpapers. Contemporary ownership inscription, "Cam. Munro", to front pastedowns. Extremities rubbed, spines rolled, the cloth slightly cockled, a few mild nicks to headcaps, pale markings to sides, tips bumped, rear joint of vol. 2 split at head, folding map very faintly spotted. A very good copy. Portrait frontispiece to each volume (mounted lithograph and stipple-engraving), 2 battle plans of which one folding, folding map of Western India. First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became known as the Bombay Presidency, remaining in post until 1827. He devoted the rest of his life to scholarly pursuits, exemplified by his History of India (1841), and occasionally intervened in public debates on India, notably opposing Dalhousie's annexation policy. "Colebrooke (1813–1890) was the son of British administrator and Sanskrit scholar Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765–1837), and although he lived in England and served as an MP, Colebrooke remained interested in colonial affairs. He had written about Elphinstone's life in 1861 for the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society and subsequently expanded his work into these two volumes, published in 1884" (introduction to the Cambridge University Press reprint, online). Riddick, Who Was Who in British India, p. 118. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Jeannette Inquiry. Before the Committee on Naval Affairs on the United States House of Representatives, Forty-Eighth Congress.

      Washington: Government Printing Office. 1884 - First edition. 8vo. pp. viii, [iv],1046; one or two illusts., very good in contemporary full calf, very scuffed, neatly restored to extremities. This volume presents the extensive transcriptions of a series of investigations into the failure of the Jeannette expedition, during which George De Long with two of three parties lost their lives in the retreat from the abandoned ship north of the Siberian coastline. The findings of the inquiry are summarised in the opening pages, which underline the failure by George Melville, leader of the surviving party, to seek assistance from the Russian authorites for the other parties, resulting in their total loss. The transciptions contain a great deal of information relating to the conduct, experiences, and aftermath of the Jeannette expedition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ships Upon New Designs

      Government Printing Office, Washington D. C. 1884 - This book includes a report for the House of Representatives titled "Improvements in Steamships: Memorial Relating to Inventions and Improvements in Steamships by Capt. Charles G. Lundborg, Formerly of the Royal Swedish Navy" with two tipped in, sepia-toned frontispieces and four fold-out plates. Boards are dark brown with title gilt on front. Boards have moderate wear and soiling, and top and bottom of spine have light chipping. All edges have moderate foxing. Presentation copy with author's signature on first endpaper. Moderate foxing to frontispieces and light foxing and soiling to fold-out plates. All plates have a 1" tear where bound into book. Frontispieces are tipped in photographs of proposed steamship models, or photographs of paintings of proposed steamship models. Plates are b&w and contain charts concerning improvements of steamships. In this report, Charles Lundborg, a former Captain of the Royal Swedish Navy, provided new ship models for the improvement of the U. S. Navy which were received with enthusiasm. Two copies in OCLC as of May 2017. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 71 pp; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         A Voice from the Nile and Other Poems. By the Late . . . with a Memoir of the Author by Bertram Dobell

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1884 - 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. ? In addition to the scarcity as implied by the limitation, this title was also included in the warehouse fire mentioned by Dobell & Wheeler. Spine a bit darkened; some light wear and soiling; a very good copy. Dobell & Wheeler 8 ("forty on large paper"); NCBEL III, 580 First edition, one of 40 large paper copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule (2 Volume Set)

      The Physical Society of London, Taylor and Francis., 1884. First Printing. Two Volume hardcover set. Both volumes are ex-corporate library books, but with only a few internal markings. Volume I was published in 1884. It is very good with shelfwear, weakened hinges, spotting to the front cover and a small scuff to the spine. Volume II was published in 1887 and is good plus with foxing to the first few pages, weakened hinges, bumped and rubbed corners and some wear to the binding. There are no dust jackets (I don't know if they were issued with them). A nice copy of a very scarce set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Ex-Library.

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         A SOLDIER OF TWO WARS [caption title].

      [Np, but likely Arkansas]. . 1884 - Broadsheet, 10 x 7 inches, printed in two columns. Old fold lines. Small chips and tears at the top and bottom edges. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. This broadsheet, the text of which was originally published as a letter to the editor in the FORT SMITH NEW ERA, a newspaper published in Fort Smith, Arkansas, gives a brief biographical sketch of a Captain Stephens, detailing his upstanding character in both the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. The letter was written by George S. Statham, a comrade and friend of Captain Stephens during both the aforesaid wars, and was apparently written in defense of Stephens' character: "Now, sir, had it not been for the late persecution of Captain Stephens at Hartford, this article would never have been written." Though the letter does not mention what the precise accusation against Captain Stephens is, it does say that there is no proof and mentions a "burned building." Statham considers Stephens admirable and selfless in all respects, regaling his readers with anecdotes about the Captain giving up his horse and his blanket to soldiers who are sick or tired. He writes, "If all was told that could be truthfully said, his narrow escapes and good deeds would make quite an interesting little volume." The gentleman in question is likely Captain James B. Stephens (1824-1906), a veteran of both the Mexican-American and Civil War, who served with Statham in the 2nd Arkansas Union Cavalry, as indicated in the letter. Beyond his military service, Stephens also spent time in California panning for gold in 1850, served briefly in the Arkansas State Legislature, was married four times, and eventually moved to Montana to be near his children. His obituary notice reads in part: "Although a Union man he had no love for the negro and it is said he treated his colored brethren in the legislature with great contempt. And when colored doorkeepers were trying to obey orders and retain a quorum at one session, Stephens drew a bowie knife and stalked unmolested past them." Originally printed in a newspaper, this broadsheet was printed at the request of a Bery Stephens, who signs the post script at the bottom, "in order that my friends may have the pleasure of reading this letter." It is possible that this Stephens is the Captain in question (whose middle initial B could stand for Bery), or a relation of his. A quite ephemeral piece, likely printed in a small number. No copies were located in OCLC. OBITUARIES OF BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, 1905- 1909, v.3, pp.145-146.

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         The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.] Az ember származása és az ivari kiválasztás. Irta -. A második javitott és bövített eredeti kiadásból forditották Török Aurél és Entz Géza. Az eredetivel összehasonlította és Darwin életrajzát irta hozzá Margo Tivadar. 78 fametszetü ábrával. Elsö (Második) kötet

      Kiadja a M. K. Természettudományi Társulat, Budapest 1884 - First Hungarian edition. In publisher's red buckram, with gilt title on spine, and front panels blind stamped, in two volumes. LXXI, (1), (1)-542, (2); VII, (5), (1)-436 p. First Hungarian edition of Darwin's 1871 book on human evolution and sexual selection, "The Descent of Man". Tivadar Margo (1816-1896) was a biologist, the author of Darwin's biography, written for this edition, and one of the earliest Hungarian Darwinists, who wrote the first Hungarian zoological book that based on Darwin's idea about the evolution. Margo had the chance to meet Darwin personally in 1875, he describes this meeting in the introduction of this book, and also in the memorial lecture he held after the death of Darwin, his fellow member of the Academy of Sciences (Darwin was Honorary Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as early as 1872). Aurél Török, Géza Entz, and Margo, the translators and contributors of this book are among the most important figures to spreading Darwinism in Hungary. With bookplates and contemporary bookseller's vignette on inner front panels. Covers are slightly rubbed at extremities. Endpapers reinforced at joints. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's red buckram, with gilt title on spine, and front panels blind stamped, in two volumes [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antiquity of Man as deduced from the discovery of a human skeleton during the Excavations of the East and West India Dock-Extensions at Tilbury, North Bank of the Thames.

      J. van Voorst, London 1884 - 8vo (224 x 143 mm). [3] 4-32 pp., 4 folding lithographed plates, 1 table, advertisment leaf bound at end. Original blind-stamped cloth, untrimmed, gilt-lettered spine (upper cover slightly marked), original yellow endpapers. Good, unsophisticated copy. ---- FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author to Sir John Fowler on first free endpaper. Richard Owen (1804-1892) was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and paleontologist. Despite being a controversial figure, he is generally considered to have been an outstanding naturalist with a remarkable gift for interpreting fossils. He produced a vast array of scientific work, but is probably best remembered today for coining the word Dinosauria. An outspoken critic of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, Owen agreed with Darwin that evolution occurred, but thought it was more complex than outlined in Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Owen's approach to evolution can be seen as having anticipated the issues that have gained greater attention with the recent emergence of evolutionary developmental biology. (Source: Wiki online). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Biblia, dat is de Gantsche Heylige Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonycke Boecken des Ouden ende des Nieuwen Testaments. Door last van de Hoogh Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ende volgens 't besluyt van de synode nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de oorspronckelicke Griecksche tale in onse Nederlantsche getrouwelick overgesett: met aenteeckeningen van de gelijck-luydende texten. Door gemeyne ordre der Nederlantsche kercken van druckfauten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generaak der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen, in den jare 1773 gekooren met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen. Mitsgaders, de Christelijcke Catechismus, Formulieren en Gebeden der Gereformeerde Kerken.

      Amsterdam, J. Brandt en Zoon, en te haarlem, Johannes Enschedé en Zonen (Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie) 1884/1870. 416, 126, 132 folia. Origineel Leer met 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1,5 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 18,5 x L. 11,5 x D. 7 cm. (De onder- en bovenkant van de rug is wat sleets, met een handgeschreven familieregister op de voorste schutbladen daterend tot het jaar 1948. De binnenkant van de klampen is gegraveerd met op de bovenste klamp de initialen GHD en op de onderste klamp het jaar 1918. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Aantrekkelijke band van bruin leer voorzien van royaal zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De draagketting aan het kerkboek past bij de achttiende eeuwse gewoonte om allerlei voorwerpen aan een kettinkje mee te dragen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorden bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.).

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         Lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : «Dites, Madame, voulez-vous un fétiche? [.] je porte bonheur moi-même!»

      1884 - - Paris 5 mai 1884, 10,2x13 cm, 4 pages sur un feuillet double. - Lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la Comtesse Potocka, 67 lignes à l'encre noire sur un papier à en-tête "GM 83, rue Dulong", enveloppe jointe. Cette longue missive débute par une commission qui a été faite à Maupassant : « Je m'acquitte tout de suite d'une commission dont on me charge pour vous, bien qu'il me semble y découvrir un peu d'ironie. La princesse Ouroussow, qui vient de m'écrire pour me demander d'aller la voir ce soir, me prie, en post-scriptum, de la rappeler à votre souvenir lorsque je vous verrai. » La princesse Ouroussow était l'épouse de l'ambassadeur russe à Paris. Avec la Comtesse, elle faisait partie de ce gotha mondain qui entourait les auteurs et les artistes. L'ironie dont il fait mention est celle-ci : « Comme des gens réputés perspicaces ont affirmé que toute la pensée d'une lettre de femme est dans le post-scriptum, [.] j'ai tenu à remplir immédiatement mon rôle d'intermédiaire. » À cause de cet ajout, il a déduit : « [.] que la lettre de la princesse, malgré ce qu'elle contient d'aimable pour moi, s'adressait à vous [.] » Cette étonnante lettre aborde par la suite un penchant peu connu de Maupassant : son goût pour les fétiches. Il informe sa correspondante que : « La main, depuis qu'elle est revenue de chez vous, me semble dans une agitation extraordinaire. » Il s'agit de la fameuse main que Maupassant avait acheté à George Powell. C'était par l'entremise du poète Charles Swinburne (que Maupassant sauva presque de la noyade) que les deux hommes se rencontrèrent à Étretat en 1868. Powell et Swinburne y partageaient une maison, emplie de la collection de curiosités de Powell. La main dont il est question était momifiée et elle a inspiré Maupassant par deux fois. Une première en 1875 avec La Main de l'écorché, puis en 1885 avec La Main. Cette nervosité du porte-bonheur fait Maupassant s'interroger : « Peut-être avez-vous eu tort de ne point la garder comme fétiche ? » Il ajoute : « Mais j'ai d'autres fétiches singuliers. En voulez-vous un ? » En effet, il en possède une collection : « Je possède la chaussure d'une petite Chinoise morte d'amour pour un Français. » Il commente les potentiels effets de ces objets : « Ce talisman porte bonheur aux désirs du cœur. J'ai encore une grande croix en cuivre, fort laide, qui faisait des miracles parait-il dans le village où je l'ai trouvée. » Mais ces talismans ne fonctionnent pas tous comme ils le devraient : « Depuis qu'elle est chez moi elle n'en fait plus. C'est peut-être le milieu qui la gêne. » Ce n'est pourtant pas le plus étonnant : « Mais ce que je possède de plus singulier ce sont les deux extrémités d'un homme trompé par sa femme et mort de chagrin. L'épouse coupable conserva le pied et la corne de ce mari [.] et les fit souder ensemble. J'ignore quel peut-être l'effet de cet objet. » Malgré le sérieux de l'affaire, Maupassant ne se départit pas de son humour : « Dites, Madame, voulez-vous un fétiche ? J'ajoute que mes amis prétendent que je porte bonheur moi-même ! Je mets à vos pieds ce dernier porte-veine qui demande la préférence [.] » Pour faire écho à sa déclaration concernant les post-scriptum féminins, il en ajoute deux à sa lettre. Le premier demande à la Comtesse Potocka de rappeler Maupassant au souvenir de Mme Lambert. Cette dame était l'épouse d'Eugène Lambert, peintre connus pour ses chats et qui fréquentait le même milieu que Maupassant et la Comtesse. Le second est bien plus savoureux : « Il ne faut pas attacher aux post-scriptum des hommes la même importance qu'à ceux des femmes. » [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Signed autograph letter from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 67 lines in black ink on a letterhead "GM 83, rue Dulong", envelope attached. This long letter begins with a commission that was made to Maupassant: " I immediately pay for a commission for which I am charged, although I seem to find a little irony in it. The Princess [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Les clématites à grandes fleurs. Clématides megalanthes. Description et iconographie des espèces cultivées dans l'arboretum de Segrez

      1884 - XII-83 pp., 24 pl. en noir Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière et fils, 1884, in-folio, XII-83 pp, 24 pl. en noir, percaline sapin de l'éditeur, encadrement à froid sur les plats, sur le dos chiffres de Baillière et fils, Rare monographie consacrée exclusivement aux belles renonculacées que sont les clématites à grandes fleurs. Alphonse Lavallée, fervent botaniste et horticulteur, disposa d'une vaste propriété personnelle, le domaine de Segrez (acquis par sa famille en 1856), où il put planter et faire proliférer une importante collection d'espèces vivantes d'arbres et d'arbres fruitiers, connue sous le nom d'Arboretum segrezianum. Dans la préface du présent ouvrage, il propose de fonder son étude des végétaux soumis à la culture sur l'expérimentation et l'observation, c'est-à-dire de les étudier à l'état vivant. Il nomme cette nouvelle méthode, la "Phytozontologie". Elle doit permettre, selon lui, de distinguer plus justement l'origine de certaines espèces et d'affirmer ou d'infirmer leur hybridité. Lavallé distingue 22 espèces de Clématites à grandes fleurs : chacune copieusement analysée en une longue notice comprenant une courte description en latin suivie, en français, d'une étude botanique et historique précise et des lieux où elle est cultivée. 24 belles lithographies en noir, dessinées et gravées par B. Bergeron, illustrent les notices érudites et très documentées. Sur le faux-titre, un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à "Monsieur Dumas [il s'agit du célèbre chimiste, Jean Baptiste Dumas] secrétaire perpétuel de l'académie des sciences. Hommage de profond respect". Quelques rousseurs. Coiffes et coins frottés, reliure salie Nissen BBI, 1149. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Five Years in the West; or How an Inexperienced Young Man Finds His Occupation. With Reminiscences and Sketches of Real Life, By a Texas Preacher

      Southern Methodist Publishing House 1884 - Nashville: Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1884. First Edition. Octavo (7.75" x 5.5"); 211p. Rebound in green leather with gilt lettering to spine and bright green marbled endpapers. Missing one leaf (the three-paragraph "Preface") after copyright. Boards are sturdy and square with light shelfwear. Page repair near botton gutter to contents and first couple pages of text with no loss, else pages lightly toned with occasional foxing but clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Not an ex-library copy. Author's memoirs of his life an circuitous career path, mainly set in the Cross Timbers region of Texas with a few early pages on life in Kansas. Not in Rains or Jenkins. Howes lists the title with reference "See Allen, Wm. M.," but then fails to give the listing under Allen. Scarce, with OCLC locating only one physical copy in the UK. [AB-407] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oriental carpets how they are made and conveyed to Europe with a narrative of a journey to the East in search of them.

      London T. Fisher Unwin 1884 - First edition. 8vo., [xvi], 75pp., lithograph frontispiece and 10 lithograph plates (1 printed in colours), folding map, original blue pictorial cloth gilt, light wear, recased with new endpapers, a very good copy. Scarce account of a journey to the Caspian region to better understand the manufacture of Eastern fabrics. The illustrations are based on the work if a French artist resident in Tiflis. Daghestan, Georgia, Kurdistan, Persia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Armorial general: précéde d’un Dictionnaire des termes du blason.: 2. éd.

      G. B. van Goor Zonen, Goda. 1884 - IL PREZZO SI RIFERISCE ALL’INSIEME DEI DUE VOLUMI. De Ghellinck 1391 - Saffroy 3057 : « Ce recueil est le plus complet qui existe ; il donne plus de 110.000 armoiries de familles françaises et étrangères, et, malgré les lacunes qu’il comporte, il rend et rendra toujours d’immenses services. C’est un livre de fond indispensable ». Cette édition corrigée fait toujours référence. Le relieur a fixé sur les dos le chagrin à décor orné d’une reliure plus ancienne. Formato: 2 v. (XLII, 1149 p., 7 c. di tav.; VIII, 1316 p.), 24 cm, mezza pelle editoriale con titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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         Psychiatrie. Klinik der Erkrankungen des Vorderhirns begründet auf dessen Bau, Leistung u. Ernährung. Erste Hälfte (all publ.)

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1884, 8, X, 288 pp., 64 Holzschnitte, 1 farb. lith. Tafel, Halbleinenband der Zeit. First Edition. Theodor Meynert (1833-1892), professor of neurology and psychiatry in Vienna, was considered the greatest brain anatomist in Europe. "In the history of Neurology and psychiatry Th. Meynert stands out as an phrophet of things to come. He inspired the work of Flechsig, Wernicke, and Forel, and he left his mark on Freud's thought. Thanks to Meynert the Vienna School came to rival the Salpêtrière and Queen Square: to him we owe some of the current dynamic concepts in neurology and psychiatry." Haymaker-Schiller He belonged to the German somatist school of psychiatry, which folled Griesinger's dictum that all psychic diseases were brain diseases. He is considered by some the Father of the architectonics of the brain. His work on psychiatry (a term he later rejected) consists of a brillant study of the anatzomy, functions and diseases of the forebrain. "Wir verdanken Meynert mehr Entdeckungen in der feineren Anatomie des Gehirns als irgend einem anderen Forscher" Dölken Garrison & Morton No.4942 Norman No.1506 Haymaker-Schiller, pp.57ff. Bibl. Walleriana 6543

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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Illustrations, First English edition, later issue (publisher's ads dated November 1887), 8vo., original red cloth blocked in gilt and black, London, Chatto and Windus.

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         Flatland. A romance of many dimensions.

      Seeley & Co. 1884. Square 8vo. Nineteenth century maroon morocco prize binding of St Olave's Grammar School, with gilt crest to upper board, gilt foliate borders to sides, spine with gilt lettering, with original parchment wrapper bound in, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, in custom made black slipcase; pp. xvi + 102, text illustrations; with ALS from the author to R H Hutton, editor of The Spectator, and an ALS from Hutton to W. Parker Smith, a reviewer; prize bookplate of St Olave's Grammar School to front pastedown, very good. Second edition, published the same year as the first. The book was, bafflingly, issued with an extremely fragile parchment wrapper which is now badly damaged in almost all cases. Here it has been beautifully preserved by being rebound not long after publication. Abbott's mathematical fantasy based in a two dimensional world, part science fiction and part satire, is now considered in the same class as Lewis Carroll's work. The narrator, A Square, leads us on a tour of life in a completely flat society which considers the idea of a third dimension to be heretical. The arrival of a sphere causes terrible consternation. The book's author, the theologian and schoolmaster Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), was uncertain of its attractions, as we see from his letter, dated October 1884, to R.H. Hutton. Abbott is asking for a review in The Spectator in the most diffident possible manner: "Dear Mr Hutton I am taking the liberty of sending you a little book called 'Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions' - the anonymous offspring of the leisure of two very short holidays. I believe it to be original, but am less certain that I have made it interesting to others than mathematicians; and I am therefore anxious that its nameless condition may not prevent it from ever having a fair chance with the very busy and somewhat hasty world of modern readers. If you have no time to read it, I cannot be surprised; or if, after reading it, you find that it is hardly of an interest broad enough to justify your introducing it to the reading world - I shall acquiesce. But in any case I do not like to give up the chance of yr. reading it: and that must be the excuse for this venturesome letter." Abbott's venturesome letter bore fruit, as the second letter, on Spectator headed notepaper and dated 1st November 1884, shows. Hutton writes to W. Parker Smith, a mathematician, requesting that he reviews the work as it is more his 'line of country'. A substantial review appeared in The Spectator on the 29th November: "Strange are the tales of travelers, decisive the effect of experience upon previous speculations, and marvelously appropriate the morals brought home from outlandish quarters. Such are the reflections suggested by the attractive little book now before us. It tells of a region more unfamiliar than that of giants or pygmies, of anthropophagi, or men whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders. It throws a light on the question of the nature of space, which will be eagerly welcomed by seekers after a Fourth Dimension; and it proves that the institutions and failings of the race which inhabits the strangest countries bear a curiously perverted resemblance to those of our own... The book has obviously been a source of much pleasure to the writer, and may be safely recommended to any mathematician fond of paradox. It is very pleasantly got-up in paper, print, and cover. Much of it will also be read with amusement, as satire, by those who do not appreciate its scientific bearing, or as pure nonsense by those who are not searching for satire."

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         Portfolio of Original Apprentice Drawings by Leslie Cope Cornford, 1884-91

      No publisher - artist's original portfolio - This item is a portfolio of original drawings by architect-turned journalist/writer Leslie Cope Cornford (1867-1927), who later became a close friend of Rudyard Kipling. Cornford was naval correspondent for the Morning Post during WW1, and later wrote various books on naval affairs & a biography of Lord Beresford; his portrait hangs in the naval college at Greenwich, London. The drawings in this collection are mounted on 49 folio sheets, and cover the period 1884-91. From 1884 to 1887, Cornford was apprenticed to Sir John William Simpson; he studied at the Royal Academy in 1888, becoming an assistant to Thomas Verity, then Waller & Waller, and qualified as an architect in 1889, becoming an associate of RIBA in 1890. Cornford married Christobel Laurence (1869-1952), whose sisters founded Roedean School in Sussex. This portfolio covers the period of Cornford's architectural training, with a range of drawings of furniture, architectural details and building elevations; condition is generally excellent, very fresh & clean. The sheets are held in what appears to be the artist's original folder (made by Tunbridge Ltd). Additional images on request. Also includes a folded sheet containing an extract from The Art Journal of an article about Charles West Cope RA, a relative of Cornford.

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         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      1884 - Illustrations, First English edition, laterissue (publisher's ads dated November1887), 8vo., original red cloth blocked in gilt and black, London, Chatto and Windus. Spine a little darkened, and rubbed at top and bottom. Some spotting within, otherwise clean. ?All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.? Ernest Hemingway. Huckleberry Finn was first published in England, preceding the American first by a few months. BAL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Bergen, Hudson and Essex Countiess N. J. (Map)

      NEW JERSEY STATE GEOLOGIST 1884 - front and rear cover loose, map split in half, opens to 27x36 DATE PUBLISHED: 1884 EDITION: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Je me mets à faire des compliments ! C'est grave ! »

      Autographed letter-card from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 16 lines in black ink on a letterhead "GM 83, rue Dulong", envelope attached.Maupassant replied to his correspondent that he was trying to see: " Yes, certainly, madam, I was even going to go there, always about five o'clock, for Madame Pasca told me that you never came home sooner. Alix-Marie Pasquier, known as Madame Pasca, was a member of the Comedie Francaise, a very close friend of Maupassant and close to Flaubert, accustomed to the Countess Potocka's salon.Further on, he recalled his recurring boredom: " I warn you that the Reverend Father is not in vain of gaiety. I am bored in an abominable, unbelievable way. Shortly before the writing of this letter (around September-October 1880), Maupassant had traveled to Corsica where he went to see Father Didon, whom he had met via Flaubert. Ecclesiastical mundane, the religious had just been exiled in Corsica for his positions too free. He is famous for having created the new motto of the Olympic Games during his collaboration with Pierre de Coubertin: " Citius, Altius, Fortius (" Faster, Higher, Stronger ") .This boredom is a recurring feeling in Maupassant. His brilliant mind, overwhelmed by illness, finds, nevertheless, some pleasures: "At last I shall not be bored for an hour now, and that is a great deal. He concludes: " I begin to compliment! It's serious ! " S.l [Paris] s.d. [circa décembre 1880-juillet 1884] 11,5x9,1 cm 2 pages sur une carte-lettre

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         Travels in the West--Set of Six Photographs

      Rochester, NY: Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co.. Photographs. Six Kodak photographs of travels in the West, in very good condition. Three images depict a stagecoach travelling through Yellowstone National Park, one image of the interior of a railway car, one image of Seattle, and one image from the Cascades. Photographs measure 3" x 4", with mount they measure 4 ¼" x 5 ¼". Photographs are printed in a circular format and are mounted on toned cardstock, each with a handwritten caption and index number underneath the photograph and designs and "This Photograph was made with a Kodak Camera-Manufactured only by The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co" printed on verso. The name "Eastman Dry Plate & Film Company" was used from 1884 to1889, which provides approximate dates for these photographs. Photographs are captioned as follows: "Coach for Yellowstone Park," which shows 'Yellowstone National Park Transportation' on the side of the coach; "Going into the Park" is the caption on two images, both depicting the coach travelling on a scenic road; "Interior of our Car" showing a gleaming railway car with cushioned seats and pretty light fixtures; "Seattle-Going Ashore" depicts men walking up a street with a coach following behind; and "Leaving the Cascades" shows men and women boarding a ferry. Photographs are in very good condition, most with very good contrast; one image has light soiling, affecting content, and all have light foxing; all mounts have moderate toning, light foxing and light wear to all edges. .

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         A Voice from the Nile and Other Poems. By the Late . . . with a Memoir of the Author by Bertram Dobell

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1884, 1884. First edition, one of 40 large paper copies. Dobell & Wheeler 8 ("forty on large paper"); NCBEL III, 580. Spine a bit darkened; some light wear and soiling; a very good copy.. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. In addition to the scarcity as implied by the limitation, this title was also included in the warehouse fire mentioned by Dobell & Wheeler.

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         Lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Dites, Madame, voulez-vous un fétiche ? [...] je porte bonheur moi-même !»

      Signed autograph letter from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 67 lines in black ink on a letterhead "GM 83, rue Dulong", envelope attached.This long letter begins with a commission that was made to Maupassant: " I immediately pay for a commission for which I am charged, although I seem to find a little irony in it. The Princess Ourosow, who has just written to me to ask to see her this evening, begs me, in postscript, to remind her of your memory when I see you. Princess Ourosov was the wife of the Russian ambassador to Paris. With the Countess she was part of that worldly gotha ​​that surrounded authors and artists.The irony he mentions is this: " As reputed perceptive people asserted that all the thought of a woman's letter is in the postscript ... I wanted to fulfill my role immediately 'intermediate. Because of this addition, he deduced: "... that the letter of the Princess, despite what it contains of amiable for me, was addressed to you ..."This amazing letter then addresses a little-known leaning of Maupassant: his taste for fetishes. He informs his correspondent that: " The hand since she came home seems to me in an extraordinary agitation. This is the famous hand that Maupassant had bought from George Powell. It was through the poet Charles Swinburne (whom Maupassant almost saved from drowning) that the two men met at Etretat in 1868. Powell and Swinburne shared a house there, filled with Powell's collection of curiosities. The hand in question was mummified and it inspired Maupassant twice. A first in 1875 with La Main de l'écorché , then in 1885 with La Main .This nervousness of the lucky charm makes Maupassant wonder: " Perhaps you were wrong not to keep it as a fetish? He adds: "But I have other singular fetishes. Do you want one? Indeed, he possesses a collection: " I own the shoe of a little Chinese woman who has died of love for a Frenchman. He comments on the potential effects of these objects: " This talisman brings happiness to the desires of the heart. I still have a large copper cross, very ugly, which worked miracles in the village where I found it. But these talismans do not all work as they should: " Since she is at home, she does not. Maybe it's the environment that's bothering her. But it is not the most astonishing: "But what I possess most singular are the two ends of a man deceived by his wife and died of shagreen. The guilty wife kept the husband's foot and horn ... and made them weld together. I do not know what the effect of this object may be. Despite the seriousness of the affair, Maupassant did not abandon his humor: " Say, madam, do you want a fetish?" I add that my friends pretend that I bring happiness myself! I place at your feet this last vegetarian who asks for the preference [...] "To echo his statement regarding female postscript, he adds two to his letter. The first asked the Countess Potocka to recall Maupassant to the memory of Madame Lambert. This lady was the wife of Eugene Lambert, a painter known for his cats and who frequented the same milieu as Maupassant and the Countess. The second is much more flavourful: " Men should not be attached to the postscript of the same importance as to women. " Paris 5 mai 1884 10,2x13 cm 4 pages sur un feuillet double

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         Album du bon Bock [cover title].

      Paris, Bellot, 1884. Oblong large 4to. Original red pebble-grained cloth, front cover titled and ornamented in gilt; 50 leaves lithographically printed from autographs and drawings; hinges strengthened, small repair to front cover, internally toned due to paper stock and with a few small marginal flaws, as usual; provenance: later stamp Docteur Henru Uzan, Paris on front fly-leaf. This rare privately printed artistic album opens with the editor's lines 'Chèrs camerades - Le voilà donc notre 3me album!'. It is signed in the lithographic stone 'E. Bellot Président du Bon Bock'. 'This association of Le Bon Bock with democratic ideals inspired Emile Bellot, a printmaker and the model for Manet's corpulent beer drinker, to organize the Bon Bock Society in 1875. For almost fifty years this group hosted monthly dinners in and around Montmartre for its membership, which consisted mostly of artists, writers, and performers' (Web Gallery of Art, on Manet's 1873 portrait of Bellot, who was a neighbour of the painter, and endured over 60 sittings). This Rabelaisian, beer drinking dinner society was founded in 1875 and the first album - even rarer than this - appeared the following year. Manet himself attended the inaugural dinner. The eponymous Montmartre restaurant, a haunt for avantgarde artists well into the 20th century opened its doors in 1879. This artisitic album gives a good textual and pictorial insight into the liberal and creative circles of the capital of the French Third Republic and the belle époque.

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         An Epitome of the Reports of the Medical Officers to the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service from 1871 to 1872 

      With chapters on the history and medicine in China; materia medica, epidemics, famine, ethnology, and chronology in relation to medicine and public health. First and only edition. 4to. Original decorated cloth. Folding col. map frontispiece, separate Chinese printed title, repeated in gilt on upper cover. Damage to head- and tail-caps, minor staining, but very good inside. xvi, 435pp. London, Balliere Tindall, and Cox, 

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         Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose (pp.1-88, 10 farb. Taf.).

      Mitt. k. GesundhAmte., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1884, 8, (8), 499, (1) pp., 13 Textholzschnitte, 13 farbchromolith. Tafeln, orig. Halbleinenband mit aufkaschierter Broschur. First Edition!Discovery of the tubercle bacillus was announced March 24, 1882. "Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose". In Berliner klinische Wochenschrift (pp. 221-230) in this paper above Robert Koch (1843-1910) published a fuller account, in which he reported how he had succeeded in producing experimental tuberculosis in animals after cultivating the bacillus. - see Garrison & Morton 2331Further we find in this important volume:Loeffler, Friedrich: Untersuchungen über die Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Entstehung der Diphterie beim Menschen, bei der Taube und beim Kalbe (pp.421-499). Friedrich Loeffler (1852-1915) "succeeded in cultivating C. diphtheriae, he reproduced the characteristic membrane by swabbing the mucous membranes of various animals with pure cultures of the bacillus."Gaffky, Georg: Zur Aetiologie des Abdominaltyphus. Mit einem Anhange: Die Epidemie von Abdominaltyphus unter den Mannschaften des 3. Brandenburgischen Infanterie-Regiments No. 20 im Sommer 1882 (pp.372-420). Georg Gaffky (1850-1918) was the first to grow pure cultures of Salmonella typhi he showed it to be the true activator of the disease.Koch, Robert Gaffky, Georg & Loeffler, Friedrich: Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschwächung der Milzbrandbacillen und Milzbrandinfection durch Fütterung (pp.147-181).Milesstones in Microbiology, Ed. by. Thomas Brock (1961), pp.116-118 (Koch) Garrison & Morton No. 5056 (Loeffler) 5032 (Gaffky).

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         Untersuchungen über die Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Entstehung der Diphtherie beim Menschen, bei der Taube und beim Kalbe (pp.421-499).

      Mitt. k. GesundhAmte., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1884, 8, (8), 499, (1) pp., 13 Textholzschnitte, 13 farbchromolith. Tafeln, orig. Hableinenband mit auf kaschierter Broschur. First Edition!Friedrich Loeffler (1852-1915) "succeeeded in cultivation C. diphtheriae, he reproduced the characteristic membrane by swabbing the mucous membranes of various animals with pure culture of the bacillus."Further we find in the important volume:Koch, Robert: Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose (pp.1-88, 10 Taf.). Discovery of the tubercle bacillus announced March 24, 1882 "Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose". in Berliner klinische Wochenschrift (pp. 221-230) in this paper above Robert Koch (1843-1910) published a fuller account, in which he reported how he had succeeded in producing experimental tuberculosis in animals after cultivating the bacillus. - see Garrison & Morton 2331Gaffky, Georg: Zur Aetiologie des Abdominaltyphus. Mit einem Anhange: Die Epidemie von Abdominaltyphus unter den Mannschaften des 3. Brandenburgischen Infanterie-Regiments No. 20 im Sommer 1882 (pp.372-420). Georg Gaffky (1850-1918) was the first to grow pure cultures of Salmonella typhi he showed it to be the true activator of the disease.Koch, Robert Gaffky, Georg & Loeffler, Friedrich: Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschwächung der Milzbrandbacillen und Milzbrandinfection durch Fütterung (pp.147-181).Garrison & Morton No. 5056 (Loeffler) 5032 (Gaffky)

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         Zur Aetiologie des Abdominalthyphus. Mit einem Anhange: Eine Epidemie von Abdominaltyphus unter den Mannschaften des 3. Brandenburgischen Infanterie-Regiments No. 20 im Sommer 1882 (pp.372-420).

      Mitt. k. GesundhAmte., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1884, 8, (8), 499, (1) pp., 13 Textholzschnitte, 13 farbchromolith. Tafeln, orig. Halbleinenband mit auf kaschierter Broschur. Frist Edition!Georg Gaffky (1850-1918) "was the first to grow pure cultures of Salmonella typhi, he showed it to be true activator of the disease." Garrison & Morton No.5032

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        Chess Fruits: A Selection of direct mate, self-mate, picture and letter problems, poems and humorous sketches from the compositions of Thomas B Rowland, a few of Frideswide F Rowland's latest productions, popular games by leading players, and others of general interest

      Dublin: Thomas B Rowland and Frideswide F Rowland, 1884 Red cloth with black lettering and decorative border. [9], 10-172, [4] ads. Frideswide Rowland was the first first woman to win a prize in a composing competition in 1882. This volume, co-authored with her Irish chess-player husband, contains 51 two-move problems, 16 three-move problems, and 1 self-mates as well as anecdotes, poetry. Solutions in back. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Extremities bumped, light discoloration to cloth on rear board, some very light mottling to endpapers. Contents else fine. Betts, 33-73.

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