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        Chinese Music. Published by Order of The Inspector General of Customs. China. Imperial Maritime Customs. II. Special Series: No. 6

      Shanghai: Published at the Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1884. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Scarce first edition of the primary source in a Western language of information on Chinese music right up to the 1950s. 'Chinese Music' is also recognized as a direct source of musical material and information for Puccini in his writing of the opera 'Turandot'. Van Aalst explains, "In the description I give here I will endeavour to point out the contrasts or similarity between Western and Chinese Music, to present abstruse theories in the least tiresome way, to add details never before published, and to give a short yet concise account of Chinese Music" (Preface, iii). J. A. van Aalst (1858 - ca.1914) was a Belgian customs and postal officer in China, recognized for his works on the history of Chinese music and dance. He served in China in the late 19th century as an administrator for the Qing Dynasty imperial government, in the Imperial Maritime Customs Service. While employed in this primarily British staffed department his ability as a musician was recognized by the highly able British Inspector General of the customs service, Robert Hart. The customs service did much more than collect revenue; it also researched and produced reports and publications on numerous China related topics including music. This is van Aalst's most famous work, published in 1884 in Shanghai by the Statistical Dept of the Inspectorate General. Van Aalst was invited to lecture at the 1884 London International Health Exhibition. It is likely 'Chinese Music' was written in preparation for the exposition, where a small group of Chinese musicians was invited to perform. It included participants and exhibits from around the world including from China -- which displayed the first ever Chinese menu seen in Great Britain! 4to, iv, 84pp, many illustrations in text. Unfortunately this copy LACKS the frontispiece and 2 plates. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. Corners and spine ends slightly rubbed. OCLC: 233003645. Rare in the trade.

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        Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils

      London: Field & Tuer; Simpkin; Hamilton, 1884. 146, (16)pp. Comprises the miniature version of Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils as well as the "enlarged edition." A book of jokes relating to printers, with a sixteen-page glossary. Quads, explains the preface, are "little metal blanks used by the printer for filling up gaps, and are not of much account, although we cannot get along without them." The miniature copy is housed in a compartment scooped out of blank leaves at the end of the enlarged edition -- a 12mo., 94-page version of the book, with expanded text that contains additional stories and bon mots about the printing profession. This version is done in numerous typefaces and illustrated with amusing wood engravings. According to the prospectus, which is tipped in on the front endleaf, Quads within Quads was "likely in future ages to rank high amongst the treasures of the book-collector... As a mere curiosity, irrespective of its extremely amusing character, [it] is a covetable book." Both versions bound in gilt-lettered vellum, and miniature has gold ribbon ties intact. Fine, with only minor soiling to vellum and slight warp to boards. Covetable, indeed. (Bondy, p. 149; Bromer/Edison, p. 186; Welsh 6857). (1 5/8 by 1 1/16; 41x26mm).

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        DAY AND NIGHT SONGS (Presentation Copy)

      London: G. Philip & Son, 1884. First edition thus, 16 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt decorations & title (from a design by D.G. Rossetti) to fr. cover & spine, gilt floral device to rear cover, bevelled edges, t.e. gilt (others untrimmed), chocolate ep.s, 155 (x) pp. +1p. publ. advert preceding p.[i], in (incomplete) original buff dust-jacket. Printed on watermarked handmade paper by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London. Inscribed to head of half-title: "Annie Fell from H[elen]. Allingham, Dec. '97." Dust-jacket incomplete (spine & fr. panel lacking, & lt.-to-moderate edge-chipping & staining to rear panel & flaps); binding Near-Fine (minor rubbing to extremities); contents Near-Fine (infrequent lt. stains)--a truly brilliant copy even w/its incompl. d-j. Colbeck 24 (in Deluxe binding), Lasner 20, Woodman D12 & F1 (design repr. p.[33] & binding repr. p.[34])--see also Fredeman 46.4.

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        Les Rougon-Macquart. La Joie de Vivre.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1884 - Histoire Naturelle et Sociale d'une Famille sous le Second Empire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sur papier courant sans mention de mille. Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. - 1884 - 447 pages. Extrait du catalogue de la Bibliothèque Charpentier en fin de volume. Ex-libris Étienne Cluzel. Superbe reliure demi maroquin noir à coins. Dos à nerfs richement orné et doré avec titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Filet doré bordant les plats. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture jaune et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état pour ce très bel exemplaire, magnifiquement relié. Format in-12°(18x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GOVONI CORRADO, LE FIALE

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

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        Les vieilles actrices. Le musée des antiques

      - Librairie des auteurs modernes, Paris 1884, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Il legame a bradel metà calico rosso, liscio indietro con un oro floreale, data e filo d'oro doppia coda, come dolore piece marrone di piastre carta marmorizzata, angoli leggermente utilizzati, copertine conservate, vincolante poi firmato Paul Vie. autografo Precious firmato da Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly migliorato oro per alcune lettere: "Al mio amico François Coppée, questi ritratti (parole errate di Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly e attraversate da lui) linee per tratti e ... questi tratti "accompagnati da un piccolo disegno di due frecce incrociate disegnate in oro. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, plats de papier marbré, coins légèrement émoussés, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Paul Vié. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly rehaussé à l'or pour certaines lettres : "A mon ami François Coppée, ces portraits (mots mal orthographiés par Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly et barrés par lui) traits pour traits... et ces traits" accompagné d'un petit dessin représentant deux flèches entrecroisées tracées à l'or. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats.

      Hottingen-Zürich, Schweizerische Genossenschaftsdruckerei, 1884. - VI, (7)-146, (2) SS. Zeitgenössischer Leinenband mit Resten eines Rückenschildchens. 8vo. In maßgefertigtem Leinenschuber mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Seltene Erstausgabe während des Sozialistengesetzes in Zürich erschienen und teils illegal in Deutschland verbreitet. Die äußere Anregung gab Morgan mit seiner "Ancient Society" 1877 über die Entwicklung der Familie. Marx hatte sich mit dem Thema beschäftigt und Material hinterlassen, das Engels durch umfangreiche eigene Forschungen ergänzte und mit den Leitideen des historischen Materialismus verband. "Dadurch wird das Buch ein Grundlagenwerk zur Entwicklung der Gesellschaft aus der Sicht des historischen Materialismus" (Laffont). Engels untersucht hier erstmals in der Entstehungsgeschichte des Marxismus ausführlich die Entwicklung der Familie, der Ehe und die unterschiedliche Stellung der Frau. "Es ist die instruktivste Anwendung der materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung auf die Frühformen der menschlichen Gesellschaft" (NDB IV, 525). - Wie stets gebräunt, doch hier sehr gleichmäßig. Der typische, originale Einband etwas fleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. Mit rotem Stempel einer japanischen Privatsammlung am Titel verso. Stammhammer I, 73, 20. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke 45f. (mit Abb.). Rubel 93. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Concurrenz-Entwürfe wegen Bebauung der Museums-Insel zu Berlin

      Verlag von Hermann Rückwardt, Berlin 1884 - Elephant Folio (19 3/4 x 14 3/4"). 6pp., 65 plates. Original burgundy half cloth string tied portfolio over tan boards with black lettering and publisher's device on cover, protected by modern mylar. Scarce portfolio on the Architecture Competition for the development of the Museums-Insel (Museum Island) in Berlin, today considered a World Heritage Property. The competition took place 13 years after Berlin had become the capitol of Germany and made great strides to establish itself as a major industrial as well as cultural center.The portfolio contains twenty-six of fifty-two designs from architects including the four award-winning entries, six designs acquired by the ministry, and additional sixteen designs considered to be the best among the submissions. The collection was published with the approval of the Minister for religious, educational and medical affairs, Dr. von Gossler. The designs show all facets of the 19th century Historicism with its signature high domes and halls, stairways, columns, and gables, a mix of forms modeled after Parisian and Viennese architecture. Photography and collotypes of this competition were executed by Hermann Rückwardt, a photographer and publisher. In 1876 he was appointed as the Royal Court Photographer of Wilhelm II and in 1885 Royal Bavarian Court Photographer to Ludwig II.The accompanying text pages contain detailed guidelines for the competition with general specifications and requirements for the specific collections to be housed, e. g. space requirements for the galleries of antique sculptures, specifications for the Olympia collection separate from the general antique period, sculptures of the Christian era, a gallery for paintings, quarters for the administration, the restoration department, and staff housing.The 26 submissions contain two to six pages each, with renderings of drawings of facades and architectural plans. The four award-winning entries were the designs by E. Giesenberg, Berlin, Alfred Hauschild, Dresden, Julius & Otto Raschdorf, Berlin, and Fritz Wolf, Berlin. The six designs acquired by the Ministry were those of Georg Frentzen, Aachen, Hinkeldeyn & Hossfeld, Berlin, Hoffman, Dresden, H. Schmieden, Berlin, F. Schwechten, Berlin, and Oskar Sommer, Frankfurt.The 1st price in the competition went to Alfred Hauschild. Julius Raschdorf, another winner, was one of the most recognized architects of his time; the Berlin Dome is considered his major work. After receiving one of the awards Fritz Wolff later designed the interim version of the Pergamon Museum built from 1897-1899. It was replaced by the designs of Alfred Messel from 1907 and, after his death in 1909, his closest friend Ludwig Hoffmann took on the implementation of his plans.Among the honorees was Alfred Messel, later one of the best know architects of his generation. Messel's most famous work is the Wertheim Department store at the Leipziger Platz. Since 1907 Messel had been developing plans for the Pergamon Museum. They were realized between 1910 and 1913 with slight modifications under the supervision of the architect and city planning official Ludwig Hoffmann, one of the most revered Berlin architects. Text in German. Binding with previous owner's inked catalog number at left top of cover and middle left edge and red stamp on title page. Covers rubbed and with front string tie torn. Light wear and age-toning along edges of plates. Portfolio in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Starting in 1999 the Museums-Insel was restored based on the master plan of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Early visions of its design were submitted during the competition of 1883/84. In 2014 the TU Berlin (Technical University) offered a seminar with the goal to reconstruct the 1883 competition based on original designs submitted by various architects at the time and develop an exhibition based on the findings in 2015 at the Academy for Architecture at the Schinkelplatz.Literatur - Nikolaus Bernau, Hans-Diet [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Wisden Rebound without Covers, Very Nice

      1884. This is an 1884 Wisden, Rebound without Covers. Bound in brown with gilt to the spine in excellent condition. The book is very nice and clean inside, very minor spotting and speckled page block but other than the lack of covers it is a wonderful book.

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        Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst. Mit dem Beiblatt Kunst-Chronik. Band I (1866), Band II (1867), Band IV (1869), Band XIII (1878), Band XIV (1879), Band XV (1880), Band XVI (1881), Band XVII (1882), band XVIII (1883), Band XIX (1884)

      4, blindgeprägter Lwd. mit goldgeprägrten Rückentiteln, die ersten drei Bände mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, je band ca 600 S. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln in Stahlstich, Lithographie, Holzstich, Radierung, teils Originalgraphiken. Herausgegeben und verfaßt unter Mitwirkung von R.v. Eitelberger, Jakob Falke, G. Heider, H. Hettner, M. Jordan, C. Lemcke, W. Lübke, Jul. Meyer, Otto Mündler, Friedr. Pecht, G. Semper, Ant. Springer, A. Teichlein, Fr. Th. Vischer, G.F. Waagen, A. Woltmann, Rob. Zimmermann etc. - Bindungen teilw. schadhaft und vom Buchblock abgelöst, die ersten Bände mitunter stockfleckig, sonst innen saubere Exemplare

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        OUR BASE BALL CLUB and How It Won the Championship

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

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        Parrots in Captivity Volume I: Illustrated with coloured plates

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

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        The Region of the Eternal Fire: an account of a journey to the petroleum region of the Caspian in 1883.

      Allen London 1884 - First edition, 8vo., xix, 413pp., 17 plates and maps, 10 pages ads at end, original red pictorial cloth, very light fade to spine, a fine bright copy. An account of Marvin's journey to Baku to explore the Russian petroleum region. Ghani p243. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Littoral de la France.

      Paris: Victor Palmé, 1884 - 1889 - Premières éditions (sauf pour le premier volume, qui porte la mention seconde édition, à la date de la première), 6 volumes in-4. Première partie: Côtes Normandes, de Dunkerque au Mont Saint-Michel: xii, 478p., [1p.]; Deuxième partie: Côtes Bretonnes, du Mont Saint-Michel à Lorient: [viii], 628p., [1p.]. Troisième partie: Côtes Vendéennes, de Lorient à La Rochelle: [vi], 654p. Quatrième partie: Côtes Gasconnes, de La Rochelle à Hendaye: [viii], 504p. Cinquième partie: Côtes Languedociennes, du Cap Cerbère à Marseille: [vi], ii, 551p. Sixième partie: Côtes Provençales, de Marseille à la frontière d"Italie: [viii], iii, [i], 601p. ; environ 300 illustrations par volume, dont de nombreuses planches hors-texte, certaines en couleurs; Henri Scott illustra le premier volume, et après son décès de nombreux autres artistes contribuèrent à l"entreprise: Accard, Bellanger, Brun, Caussin (pour la plupart des marines), Debraye, Fraipont, Karl, Quesnel, Saint-Elme-Gautier, Toussaint, Vazquez, Vincent, Yan"Dargent, etc. Cartonnage polychrome d"éditeur par Paul Souze, uniforme pour les 6 volumes, illustré d"après Scott d"un paysage de bord de mer au phare et au mât orné de drapeaux, et d"un vaisseau doré au dos, tranches dorées. Légère différence de ton pour le premier volume; quelques cahiers légèrement déboîtés, mais généralement un très bon ensemble bien frais, sans rousseurs. Belle série parue de 1884 à 1889, fournissant un remarquable panorama des côtes françaises à la fin du XIXème siècle: cartes, plans, vues, portraits, marines, illustrant l"histoire, les monuments, ports, villes, industries, tombeaux, églises, navires et pêcheurs, costumes. Vicaire I, 133. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tour of the World

      Belford, Clarke and Co Chicago 1884 - Early Pirated Edition. Original blue decorative cloth, gilt at spine and front cover, floral endpapers in original decorative and printed dustjacket. Exceedingly scarce in 19th Century dustjacket, with title page dated 1884. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some chipping at spine ends, some darkening overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Illustrated History of Rome, Volumes 1-4

      Gebbie & Co, Philadelphia 1884 - First edition. Volumes 1-4 only (of 5). Folios. Illustrated with numerous engraved plates. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt spines and boards. Volumes 1 and 2 are poor, with considerable dampstaining on the margins; volumes 3 and 4 are very good. Scarce in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage sentimental en France et en Italie. Traduction nouvelle et Notice de M. Emile Blémont. Illustrations de Maurice Leloir.

      Paris: Librairie artistique - H. Launette, 1884 - Edition de grand luxe tirée à 200 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci l"un des 25 sur Japon Impérial non mis dans le commerce (n° 3), grand in-4; xii, 212p. [3p. Table des illustrations, achevé d"imprimer]; 12 grandes compositions hors-texte et 220 dessins dans le texte. Belle reliure de Bretault en demi-maroquin rouge à grands coins, dos à nerfs, plats et gardes marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée, couvertures illustrées en couleurs conservées; exemplaire à grandes marges, enrichi d"une grande aquarelle signée de Leloir sur le faux-titre. Exemplaire offert par Maurice Leloir à son père Auguste avec envoi "A mon bien aimé père son fils et son élève" et la date de 1884. Vicaire VII, 666. Très bel exemplaire de ce délicieux ouvrage, l"une des grandes réussites de Leloir, dont les illustrations accompagnent à merveille un texte débordant d"humour et de sensibilité, suite d"incidents de voyage largement autobiographiques entre Calais et Moulins, en passant par Amiens, Paris et Versailles. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats.

      Hottingen-Zürich, Schweizerische Genossenschaftsdruckerei, 1884. - VI, (7)-146, (2) SS. (Beigebunden) II: Lassalle, Ferdinand. Die indirekte Steuer und die Lage der arbeitenden Klassen. Eine Vertheidigungsrede vor dem Königl. Kammergericht zu Berlin gegen die Anklage, die besitzlosen Klassen zum Haß und zur Verachtung gegen die Besitzenden öffentlich angereizt zu haben. Leipzig, Julius Röthing / Braunschweig, W. Bracke jr., 1873. 117, (1) SS. (Beigebunden) III: Die Verhandlungen über das Tabakmonopol im Deutschen Reichstage. Vollständige Wiedergabe der Reichstags-Verhandlungen am 10., 12. und 13. Mai 1882. Nach dem amtlichen Bericht. Stuttgart, Dietz, 1882. 197, (3) SS. Marmorierter Halbleinenband der Zeit. 8vo. I: Seltene Erstausgabe während des Sozialistengesetzes in Zürich erschienen und teils illegal in Deutschland verbreitet. Die äußere Anregung gab Morgan mit seiner "Ancient Society" 1877 über die Entwicklung der Familie. Marx hatte sich mit dem Thema beschäftigt und Material hinterlassen, das Engels durch umfangreiche eigene Forschungen ergänzte und mit den Leitideen des historischen Materialismus verband. "Dadurch wird das Buch ein Grundlagenwerk zur Entwicklung der Gesellschaft aus der Sicht des historischen Materialismus" (Laffont). Engels untersucht hier erstmals in der Entstehungsgeschichte des Marxismus ausführlich die Entwicklung der Familie, der Ehe und die unterschiedliche Stellung der Frau. "Es ist die instruktivste Anwendung der materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung auf die Frühformen der menschlichen Gesellschaft" (NDB IV, 525). - II: Zweite Auflage; die erste in Deutschland erschienene Ausgabe: erstmals 1863 in Zürich erschienen. - III: Erste und wohl einzige Ausgabe; eine der frühesten Publikationen des Dietz-Verlags. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt; zu Beginn geringfügige Randläsuren; ein hinterlegter Ausriss im Inhaltsverzeichnis am Schluss. Besitzvermerk "Gust. Erdmann" am vorderen Innendeckel. I: Stammhammer I, 73, 20. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke 45f. (mit Abb.). Rubel 93. - II: Stammhammer I, 127, 27. - III: Emig A 6. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        9 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Schwerin, Straßburg, Charlottenburg, Weimar u. a. O., 1874-1884. - Zusammen 32½ SS. 8vo. Schöne und ausführliche Briefe an seine Schwester Gisela: "Du hast allerdings allen grund über mein langes schweigen zu klagen; wenn du aber den ganzen Sommer über in meiner haut gesteckt hättest, würdest du auch zum Schreiben wenig lust ferspürt [!] haben. Denn di[e] große geistige ermüdung hat allemal auch geistige erschlaffung zur folge. Ueberdi[e]s habe ich meine freien stunden so weit es ging angewan[d]t, um wenig etwas für mein studium zu tun [.]" (Br. v. 29. VIII. 1878). - "Eben kommt beiliegendes ‘rundschreiben’ von Otto mit beilagen, welche ich dich bitte sofort wieder nach Mannheim zu spediren. Auf eine prüfung der ‘Neuwürderung’ (blödwitziges wort!) brauchst du dich nicht einzulassen, denn die richtigkeit derselben ist weder zu bezweifeln noch zu controlliren. Es kommt nur darauf an, Otto sofort zu melden, ob du damit einverstanden bist, daß wir die darin angegebenen werte voll versichern wollen, oder nicht. Ich bin für volle versicherung, besonders der Wirtschaftsgebäude wegen, welche wir ja im fall eines brandes wieder aufbauen müssen [.]" (Br. v. 19. X.1883). - Mit Friedrich Schiller weitläufig verwandt, wuchs Ernst von Wolzogen in einem künstlerischen Elternhaus auf, studierte in Straßburg und Leipzig und war Vorleser der Großherzogs von Sachsen-Weimar. In München gründete Wolzogen die Freie literarische Gesellschaft, inszenierte Dramen von Gerhart Hauptmann und Henrik Ibsen und war Mitarbeiter mehrerer Wochen- und Zeitschriften. In Berlin 1901 die erste deutsche und nach dem Pariser ‘Chat Noir’ (1881) weltweit zweite Kleinkunstbühne ‘Das Überbrettl’ gründend, war Wolzogen wie dem Unternehmen jedoch wegen der preußischen Zensur und mangelnden Profitinteresses der Mitträger kein Erfolg beschieden; die von ihm 1905 gegründete und geleitete erste Berliner Komische Oper (‘Wolzogen-Oper’) in der Dresdener Straße (später Thalia-Theater) endete gar mit einem künstlerischen und finanziellen Fiasko. Fortan als freier Schriftsteller lebend, hatte er 1920 noch die Leitung des von Max Reinhardt gegründeten Kabaretts ‘Schall und Rauch’ inne. Vgl. Kosch IV, 3458. - Der Brief v. 7. X. 1874 als Nachschrift zu einem Br. seines Vaters, des Schriftstellers und Theaterleiters Alfred v. W. (1823-1883); der Br. v. 3.III. 1883 mit einer ganzseitigen eh. Nachschrift seiner Gattin Marinka. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FOUR YEARS IN THE ROCKIES; or, The Adventures of Isaac P Rose, of Shenango Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

      New Castle, PA: Printed by W.B. Thomas, 1884. Book. Very good- condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo (8vo). 262 pages of text. Original cloth binding is moderately rubbed, rebacked, with the original spine laid down; new endpapers. Complete with the frontisportrait. About two dozen pages are quite soiled and stained, mostly in the margin, with several other pages with minor soiling and a few corner creases. Howes M306: "Rose was a member of Wyeth's Expedition and trapped with all the famous mountain men, Bridger, Carson, Meek, Sublette, et al.".

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        Les vieilles actrices. Le musée des antiques

      Librairie des auteurs modernes 1884 - - Librairie des auteurs modernes, Paris 1884, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, plats de papier marbré, coins légèrement émoussés, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Paul Vié. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly rehaussé à l'or pour certaines lettres : "A mon ami François Coppée, ces portraits (mots mal orthographiés par Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly et barrés par lui) traits pour traits. et ces traits" accompagné d'un petit dessin représentant deux flèches entrecroisées tracées à l'or. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Origin of Species, By Means of Natural Selection, of the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

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

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        Les Sonnets du docteur.

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

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        Signed Manon Vocal Score 1895

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

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

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

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        Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions

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

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

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

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

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

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        Armorial général, ou Registres de la noblesse de France. Reproduction textuelle de l’édition originale de 1738-1768.

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

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

      1884. Hi, I recently purchased a set of Wisdens and the first 50 of the run were in a suitcase that had not been opened for over 50 years. This lot is an 1884 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year. The spine paper is excellent, just some wear to the ends and to the side. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some darkness to them, mainly in the middle of the front cover. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Spotting to page block but not much at all inside the book. Some rounding off on the corners of the covers and first couple of pages. No restoration.

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        Le vingtième siècle

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

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        Le Capitaine Fracasse

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

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        Parrots in Captivity

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

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

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

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

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

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        Taoist Texts: Ethical, Political and Speculative. Tao Teh Ching, Translated by F. H. Balfour in 1884. Original First Edition

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

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        Jadis et naguère

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

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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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