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        CARTA-GUIDA D’ITALIA ORO-IDROGRAFICA. Amministrativa e giudiziaria. Colla distinzione del Servizio Telegrafico, Indicazione degli Uffici Postali e della nuova Circoscrizione Militare Territoriale. Disegnata e compilata da G. Olivier.

      Milano, Olivier, 1884. Grande e bella carta geografica dell?'Italia, litografata a colori, suddivisa in 4 fogli (di mm. 800x636 cad.), montati su tela. Ogni foglio è suddiviso in 8 riquadri. Esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        RECOLLECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA MINING LIFE PRIMITIVE PLACERS AND THE FIRST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF GOLD THE PIONEERS OF THE PIONEERS - THEIR FORTUNE AND THEIR FATE WRITTEN FOR THE MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS

      San Francisco, 1884. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers lightly worn and lightly soiled. Two brief notes on verso of front wrapper (one in pencil, one in ink). Very clean internally. About very good overall. Henry DeGroot was a journalist with the NEW YORK TRIBUNE when he was sent to report on the gold discoveries in 1848. Rather than giving a personal account of his own experiences, however, DeGroot presents a very useful history of gold discoveries in California in 1848 and 1849. Other sections consider why John Fremont failed to discover gold earlier in the 1840s, and why many of the early pioneers failed to attain wealth. The illustrations are by the great Gold Rush artist, Charles Nahl. The front wrapper shows a miner panning for gold, and the rear wrapper illustrates a quartz mill. Other illustrations show Sutter's Mill and other mining camps, as well as various mining methods.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Book of the Sword

      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - Large Octavo. 299pp., illustrated by Joseph Grego. Burton writes" From days immemorial the Queen of Weapons, a creator as well as a destroyer, carved out history, formed the nations, and shaped the world" The history of the sword from its birth to it progression, geographically and chronologically. Burton had planned at least one other volume maybe two to follow but left behind only his manuscripts. Bound in gray pictorial cloth depicting crossed swords and decorations in brown, pictorial gilt spine lettered in gilt, spine ends rubbed, corners rubbed, one rubbed though, black coated endpapers, bookseller's ticket partially worn away on front pastedown. spine darkened, some soiling, hinges fine. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE MODERN HIGH EXPLOSIVES

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1884. Hardcover. Very Good; period half morocco and marbled boards; spine lettered in gilt, marbled enpapers; scuffing to joints, spine ribs and extremities; front free endpaper creased with inscription on verso dated Belleville 1935. 8.75 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches. Rather scarce first edition of this classic treatise on high explosives. Subtitled, Nitro-glycerine and dynamite: their manufacture, their use, and their application to mining and military engineering; pyroxyline, or gun-cotton; the fulminates, picrates, and chlorates. Also the chemistry and analysis of the elementary bodies which enter into the manufacture of the principal nitro-compounds; xi, [1], 395 + 9 ad pp.

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        The Historical and the Posthumous Memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall 1772-1784

      London: Bickers and Son 1884 - Bickers & Son, London, 1884. 229 x 149 mm (9 x 5 7/8"). Five volumes. Edited by Henry B. Wheatley. Pleasing contemporary dark plum half morocco over marbled boards by Riviere and Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with delicate fleuron centrepiece, gilt titles, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With 14 engraved portraits. Front pastedown with bookplate of Sir Tresham Lever Bt. Front top joint of volume 1 is cracking but holding very well, the corners are bumped otherwise quite an excellent set, the text fresh and clean, with few signs of use, a little foxing and the attractive bindings with no significant wear. This is a well-bound set of the scandalous memoirs of Sir Nathaniel Wraxall (1751-1831), a traveller, diplomat, Member of Parliament, and inveterate gossip. His "Historical Memoirs of my Own Time, from 1772 to 1784" was first published in 1815, but quickly had to be revised and reissued due to tiresome lawsuits for libel. Critics were unanimous in their disapproval, calling the work "pompous gossip and inflated trash" (Quarterly Review), a "union of nastiness and obscenity" (Edinburgh Review), and "outrageous and unnecessary indecency." (British Critic). Needless to say, the public loved it. Although he seemed to enjoy the furore he created, and bragged that "never, I believe, did any literary work procure for its author a more numerous list of powerful and inveterate enemies," Wraxall decided to publish the remaining part of his memoirs posthumously, when he would be beyond the reach of nasty litigation. The posthumous memoirs appeared in 1836, this time to critical acclaim, with the "Gentleman's Magazine" declaring that the work "will not be considered as one of the ephemeral productions of the day, but . . . Will be consulted by those who wish to obtain information relative to one of the most eventful and interesting periods of English history." The contributions to the world of letters by the bibliographer, editor, and antiquarian Henry Wheatley, (1838-1917) were substantial. Besides being a prolific literary editor, Wheatley published works on topography, library management, bibliographies, bookbinding, and the English dictionary, among other topics. The attractive binding is by Riviere, considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere began as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known (as here) as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty. Condition Report Externally Spine – Good condition Joints – Good condition – top joint of first volume is cracking but holding well Corners – Good condition slightly bumped Boards – Good condition Page edges – Good condition, top edge gilt. See above and photos Internally Hinges – Good condition strong and showing no signs of cracking – internal hinge (after the end papers) is cracking to some volumes but they are holding very well Front paste down – Good condition with book plates of Sir Tresham Lever Bt Front free end paper – Good condition Title – Good condition Pages – Good condition with some foxing throughout Illustrations – Black and White plates to the volumes See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Butterflies of Europe: Rhopalocera Europae

      Reeve, London 1884 - viii, 396, xii, 82 colour plates. large-8vo. HB. Large-8vo, full red morocco, gilt tooling to borders and spine, gilt inner dentelles, raised bands to spine, aeg, marbled end-papers; some rubbing and a little wear to joints, edges and corners; small hole to bottom of rear joint, neat cloth reinforcement to inner hinges; some foxing to prelims and marginal foxing to plates. 82 fine chromolithographic plates by West, Newman & Co. An attractive copy. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA]
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        RANGERS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS. WITH A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENTS, HARDSHIPS, MASSACRES, BATTLES, AND WARS, BY WHICH TEXAS WAS RESCUED FROM THE RULE OF THE SAVAGE AND CONSECRATED TO THE EMPIRE OF CIVILIZATION

      San Antonio: Shepard Bros. & Co., 1884.. [2],411pp., including in-text illustrations. Original blindstamped red cloth, spine gilt. Cloth heavily rubbed, worn at edges and spine ends, hinges weak. Previous owner's name in pencil on verso of final text page: "George Sellers, Centre Point, Texas." Lacks front and rear endpapers. Occasional scattered foxing. A good copy. In a cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase, spine gilt. One of the rarest and best accounts of pioneer days in Texas, described by Edward Eberstadt as "one of the most important and authentic accounts of the Indians Wars in Texas." Sowell wrote the book while still in his mid- thirties, and so his was one of the first primary accounts to be published. The first section of the book collects Indian affrays as recounted to Sowell by various pioneers. The second section relates the adventures of the author's family in Texas during the 1830s and '40s, with much interesting material concerning the Texas Revolution and the republic period. The final section contains Sowell's vital personal narrative of experiences during the Wichita Campaign of 1870-71. A Texas rarity of prime importance. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 192. RAINES, p.193. HOWES S801. GRAFF 3909. DOBIE, pp.58,60.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Atlas der menschlichen und tierischen Haare sowie der ähnlichen Fasergebilde. Für die Bedürfnisse der Staatsarzneikunde , des Handels, der Technik und der Landwirtschaft hrsg. von J. Grimm.

      (Schauenburg),, Lahr 1884 - Lahr (Schauenburg), 1884. Quer Gr. 4. 195, IV S. + 12 Bildtafeln OHLn Titelseite mit Eckabschitt ohne Textverlust. EA von allergrößter Seltenheit. Sprache: deutsch Titelseite mit Eckabschitt ohne Textverlust. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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        History of the Class of Seventy-Nine At the U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y.

      New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1884 - "History of the Class of Seventy-Nine" With Eight Mounted Military Photographs ABBOT, Frederic V. History of the Class of Seventy-Nine. At the U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1884. First edition. Quarto. 217 pp. Full maroon cloth, gilt-stamped on front cover and spine. With 8 sepia tone photographs mounted on hard stock paper. Top edge gilt. "Chas H. Grierson U.S. Army" stamped on front paste-down. Spine sunned, edges bumped and covers rubbed. A few plates loose but still in tact. A very good copy with early military photographs. HBS 66611. $1,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Aquarelle originale représentant le Pont Suspendu de Rouen.

      - Aquarelle sur papier fort, signée en bas à droite, datée et située en bas à gauche (1884), 33,5 x 24 cm. Petite restauration de papier angulaire (3 x 2 cm). Belle aquarelle vue de la rive gauche avec le quai animé de manutentionnaires, le Pont Suspendu qui disparait dans la fumée des bâteaux à vapeur et la flêche de la cathédrale que l'on devine en arrière-plan. A quai un voilier décharge ses tonneaux. Ce pont fut inauguré le 31 août 1836, il était payant, deux sous et comptabilisait 10 000 passages par jour ! Il fut détruit en 1884, année de notre aquarelle. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Letterpress Description of the Views of Sydney in 1810

      Sydney: William Dymock, 1884. Quarto, 6pp., with a folding coloured map; unbound as issued. Letterpress description of the Dymock facsimile of the very rare 1810 John Eyre views of Sydney.Originally, the set of views were offered with this booklet, which is now quite scarce.Includes folding coloured map titled "A New Plan of the Settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government July 20th 1810"

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. In 4 volumes

      London: John C. Nimmo 1884. Complete in 4 volumes. This is copy no. 27 of a large paper edition limited to 150 copies and with proof etchings on Japanese paper. Dark blue cloth with paper title labels to spines. Printed on laid paper. Edges uncut. Dampstaining to rear board of one volume. Slight darkening to eps. With 14 original etchings, 3 photogravures and a new etched portrait. An attractive fresh set in Near Fine condition. . Near Fine. Cloth. Limited Edition. 1884. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Limited Edition

      Edinburgh David Douglas 1884. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with minor abrasion on lower board. Spotting to page ends. Book-plate on paste-down. Teg 99/350 Half leather marbled board cover 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). viii, 286pp. 36 plates.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed "Richard" to a German Historian Eduard Meyer; With: a Printed Obituary of Wilhelm Spitta (Director of the Khedival Library in Cairo), Authored and Inscribed by Meyer].

      1884 - Breslau, 2 April, 1884. Octavo (ca. 22x14 cm). 12 pp. Brown ink on six folded cream paper leaves. Fold marks, two pages slightly soiled, otherwise a very good letter written in legible hand. The obituary: MEYER, E. Wilhelm Spitta, Director der viceköniglichen Bibliothek in Kairo: Nekrolog. Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, [1883]. Offprint from the "Centralblatt f. Bibiliothekswesen." Octavo. 7 pp. Original publisher's wrappers. Inscribed by the author on verso of the front wrapper. Wrappers slightly soiled and with minor tears and losses on the corners, but overall a very good copy. Important primary document illustrating German Oriental and ancient history studies in the latter half of the 19th century. This extensive letter by a prominent German Orientalist and Egyptologist Richard Pietschmann is addressed to his colleague and friend Eduard Meyer (1855-1930), a German historian, a specialist in ancient history. In the letter Pietschmann thanks Meyer for the obituary "you have done for our poor Spitta" and discussed several works of German Orientalists and historians - Wilhelm Spitta (1853-83), Meyer himself, Gaston Maspero (1846-1916), and Wolfgang Helbig (1839-1915). The letter was written when Pietschmann was the university librarian in Breslau, later he also served as the librarian in the universities of Marburg, Göttingen (where he was also a Professor of Egyptology and ancient Oriental history), Greifswald, and the Royal Library in Berlin. Eduard Meyer was a professor of ancient history at Breslau in 1885, at Halle in 1889, and at Berlin in 1902. He lectured at Harvard in 1909. Honorary degrees were given him by Oxford, St. Andrews, Freiburg, and Chicago universities. His major work is Geschichte des Altertums (1884-1902)" (Wikipedia). Wilhelm Spitta was a German linguist who for the first time described the grammar of the Egyptian colloquial in his book "Grammatik des arabischen Vulgärdialects von Aegypten" (1880).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Paroissien Elzevir rite romain.

      Paris, Gruel et Engelmann 1884. Mit 5 farblithograph. Tafeln und einigen Holzschnitten. 649 S., 1 Bl. Hellbrauner Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rücken- und reicher Deckenverg., Stehkantenverg., Innenkantenfileten und roten Seidenvorsätzen (einer monogrammiert EHA). Beide Decken jeweils mit intarsierter Szene aus dem Letzten Abendmahl. Aufwendig verzierter Goldschnitt. Mit zwei Metallschließen und an den oberen Kanten angebrachter Metallkette. Signiert Gruel. 16,3 x 8,4 cm. Die Metallkette ist wohl als Trageschlaufe für eine kleine Damenhand vorgesehen. - Die ovale Abendmahlszene am Vorderdeckel mit kl. Ausbruch unten. Hinteres Gelenk gering angebrochen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Das Internationale Problemturnier des Deutschen Schachbundes, Nürnberg 1883

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1884 - vii+158 pages with diagrams and tables. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") rebound in yellow cloth with spine label. ((Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2462) First edition. Condition: Rebound else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        CALLED BACK . Arrowsmith's Bristol Library Vol. I.

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street. London: Griffith & Farran, n.d. [1884] - Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-194. First book edition. Published earlier as "Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual for 1883. Conway's first full-length fiction, a novel which brought him worldwide fame and established the formula and format of the Victorian shilling shocker. ". this sensational story of murder, amnesia, Siberian exile, political assassination and detection made a tremendous hit. It was translated all over Europe, a dramatized version ran for a year, and the novel sold over 350,000 copies in four years." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 222. "Sensational novel of mystery and crime with an element of fantasy ." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 58. Hubin (1994), p. 184. Sadleir 608. Wolff 1423a. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald. [Bound with] Conway, Hugh. AT WHAT COST AND OTHER STORIES . London: John and Robert Maxwell, n.d. [1885]. Small octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-173 [174: printer's imprint] [note: lacks original paper wrappers and advertising leaf (pages 175-176)]. Collects three stories, "At What Cost," "The Story of a Sculptor," and "Capital Wine," none of which appear to be fantastic. The first two are romantic melodramas, the third a whimsical tale about an executor who struggles to preserve a magnificent wine cellar from the depredations of a tee-totaling relative. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 58. Hubin, p. 92. Sadleir 606. Wolff 1421. [Bound with] Cooper, J[ames] F[enimore]. THE PILOT: A TALE OF THE SEA. New edition. London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. Small octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-288. Three books bound in one volume, three- quarter red leather and cloth. Armorial bookplate of L. R. West affixed to front paste-down. Binding extremities a bit rubbed, a very good copy. (#147682) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Paroissien Elzevir rite romain.

      Paris, Gruel et Engelmann 1884.. Mit 5 farblithograph. Tafeln und einigen Holzschnitten. 649 S., 1 Bl. Hellbrauner Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rücken- und reicher Deckenverg., Stehkantenverg., Innenkantenfileten und roten Seidenvorsätzen (einer monogrammiert EHA). Beide Decken jeweils mit intarsierter Szene aus dem Letzten Abendmahl. Aufwendig verzierter Goldschnitt. Mit zwei Metallschließen und an den oberen Kanten angebrachter Metallkette. Signiert Gruel. 16,3 x 8,4 cm. Die Metallkette ist wohl als Trageschlaufe für eine kleine Damenhand vorgesehen. - Die ovale Abendmahlszene am Vorderdeckel mit kl. Ausbruch unten. Hinteres Gelenk gering angebrochen.

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        Letter Signed to the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette [William T. Stead], 1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, 1 Queen's Mansions, 12 January 1884.

      - Marked 'Private' at the head, thanking Stead for his 'great kindness & consideration' during his illness. Stead was to lose his life in the sinking of the Titanic (15 April 1912).

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Boston Daily Globe 1909. Stories of General Custer. Boston Evening Record 1884. Ryan Interviews Sitting Bull. Ryan Letters to Camp. An Original 103 page typed Manuscript

      Not Relevant, First Edition. This document has been compiled by John M. Carroll. He has even gone so far as to insert hand drawn original illustrations which have been signed by D. D. Moore. The piece starts with Carroll telling some stories and giving some history on General Custer. Carroll introduces this by praising Custer and noting down his strengths such as 'He was quick to decide and quick to execute'. He then goes on to focus on Custer's early life in which he examines it closely, and then his rise to General at such a young age. Carroll writes in a really good biographical way to explain Custer's life and this information spans over 38 pages which include 3 hand drawn illustrations on card all stuck to the pages with cellotape.Next comes the section from Boston Evening Records 1884. Carroll reports that 'important and most interesting evidence has come into a Record reporter's hands.' Before Carroll explains what this is he recaps the events leading up to Custer's demise in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Then follows a transcript of a meeting held between the Record reporter, John Ryan (a former soldier with Custer) and Sitting Bull. This is a very interesting piece of evidence and is a really good read. You will struggle to find something else like this as it is extremely rare. This transcript of the conversation covers 8 pages.Next follows some John Ryan letters. It is in these that Ryan is explaining his side of what happened during the fight and afterwards. There is then some questions put to Ryan from Camp which he answers. These letters and question and answers span over 57 pages and include a newspaper cutting, a card stuck onto the pages with cellotape and some photocopies of army paperwork. The card appears to be John Ryan's own. It has his name at the top, his ranks and divisions in the army, including his work with Custer against the KKK and other white supremacist groups in the South, followed by his career in the police force. It could be described as a form of 'memorium card' possibly published in celebration of his achievements, maybe for the 50th anniversary of the battle, the same year that Ryan died, 1926. John Ryan died on October 14th 1926, at 29 Auburndale Avenue, West Newton, MA, which incidentally was the house where he was born.Carroll doesn't provide a conclusion or summary to this huge piece of work but does include a lot of original and new information that may not have been seen elsewhere. This documentation really is a one of a kind. Not only does it include an eye witness account to what happened in the fight but it is also illustrated and well researched. The format is Imperial 8.5" x 11" and there are 103 loose pages. The pages are not annotated but appear to have been printed, not type written. The condition is Fine and even the card illustrations sellotaped to the papers are not damaged in any way. The papers have been stored in a brown envelope which has a split pin fastening on the back with the hand written words on the front: 'M.S.S. for Boston Daily Globe 1909. Stories of General Cuter. Boston Evening Record 1884. Ryan Interviews Sitting Bull. Ryan Letters to Camp. Compiled by John M. Carroll.'John M. Carroll died in the summer of 1990 and left behind a vast body of work that added greatly to the scholarly study of Custer, and his writings should be considered the equal of Graham, Kuhlman, Brininstool, et al. Carroll devoted much of his life to the study of George Armstrong Custer, and wrote or edited many books on the subject. On his death his collection passed to his long time friend and associate Robert Aldrich, and it was finally sold at auction around 1996 by PBA. Material from his collection is now scarce on the open market, and in particular his own manuscripts, notes, and typescripts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: General Custer; NOT FOR OTHER ABE; Inventory No: 188473.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      "Hotel Royal, Berlin", 24. XI. 1884. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit einer Absage, da er mit "one of the most important personages in Germany" dinnieren müsse: "One of the most important personages in Germany has invited me to dinner this eveningk, and as I dare not offend or decline this invitation for many reasons I geb you will do me the favor to take this apology for my non-attendance at your hospitable table." - Einer Anmerkung in Bleistift nach dürfte es sich hierbei um Bismarck gehandelt haben. - Kleiner Ausschnitt am oberen linken Rand.

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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 (19.5 x 14 cm), xxi, 458 pp., with 1 folding illustration, ads to verso of title page. Publisher's green cloth gilt, ruled in blind, hinges slightly cracked else a fine 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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        The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. Leather bound. This is a superior example of Burton?'s famous work on the sword, notable for unusually clean contents and a fine binding. Best known as an explorer and the translator of the Arabian epic The Thousand Nights and a Night, diplomat Sir Richard Burton was also an avid swordsman. Burton originally began work on this history in 1850 when, on a sojourn in France, he began a serious regimen of fencing, eventually earning the coveted title of Maître d?'Armes Breveté de Pointe. His biographer Edward Rice notes that Burton?'s ?"mastery of the sword became legendary not only among the English but also among the French, and when it was known that he was about to put on an exhibition at Boulogne?'s Salle d?'Armes, dozens of onlookers would come to watch.?" Burton?'s Book of the Sword ?"was to be his great work, covering—in three volumes—the sword in all countries from the earliest times… [the first volume taking] the reader over some 300 pages from the sword?'s origins to the early Roman Empire?" (Richard Cohen, By the Sword). To this end, Burton ?"collected a great deal of literature, and inspected the armouries of Europe and India. To his encyclopedic mind the subject began with the first weapon fashioned by the simian ancestors of man, started afresh with the invention of metallurgy (which he assigned to the Nile Valley), henceforth coincided with the history of military prowess until the introduction of gunpowder, finally ending with the duello when the sword became a defensive weapon?" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Although he left manuscript notes for the second and third volumes of the work, Burton finished only the first volume, and the title page does not indicate that it is Volume I of a larger work. As early as 1923, Burton bibliographer Norman Penzer noted that the book had become ?"very scarce.?" This volume, rebound in three-quarter red morocco, is notable for unusually crisp, clean contents. We note virtually no soiling or spotting. Age-toning is mild, mostly confined to the otherwise clean page edges. There is an expert tissue-paper repair to the bottom verso of the half title. A 1933 newspaper article on the evolution of the sword which references Burton?'s work is tipped onto the verso of the last text leaf. The binding is three-quarter dark red morocco over red cloth boards with raised spine bands, gilt tooled spine compartments, gilt ruled transitions, head and foot bands, marbled endpapers, and gilt top edge. Condition of the binding is near fine, with slight wear to the lower front joint and the corners. Bibliographic reference: Penzer 107-112.

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        FOUR YEARS IN THE ROCKIES; OR, THE ADVENTURES OF ISAAC P. ROSE, OF SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, LAWRENCE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA; GIVING HIS EXPERIENCE AS A HUNTER AND TRAPPER IN THAT REMOTE REGION, AND CONTAINING NUMEROUS INTERESTING AND THRILLING INCIDENTS CONNECTED WITH HIS CALLING. ALSO INCLUDING HIS SKIRMISHES AND BATTLES WITH THE INDIANS--HIS CAPTURE, ADOPTION AND ESCAPE--BEING ONE OF THE MOST THRILLING NARRATIVES EVER PUBLISHED

      W. B. Thomas, 1884. - First edition. 12mo. Rebound in full, tan morocco with raised bands on spine, and with author and title in gilt on red and green morocco labels on spine, 262 pp., frontis. [portrait], preface, introduction. Graff 2688 says, "The account of Rose's adventures supplements the stories of the Wyeth expedition and of the early fur trade days. Rose was captured by Indians, but escaped." Rose and Joe Lewis started from Pennsylvania to become fur trappers with the Nathaniel J.Wyeth's St. Louis Company. Rose later joined Jim Bridger, Milton Sublette, Kit Carson, Joe Meek, Bill Williams, and others, trapping and trading all over the Rocky Mountains and Oregon country. His journal forms a collateral journal in conjunction with some few known accounts of the times. A very good copy offered in a cloth clamshell box with leather label stamped in gilt on the spine. GRAFF 2688. HOWES M306. STREETER SALE 2115. WAGNER-CAMP 75 [NOTE]. SMITH 6536. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die >Heilige Schrift< für Häusliche Erbauung. Belehrung enthaltend. >Das Alte und Neue Testament<. In der Übersetzung von Dr. Martin Luther mit Randparallelen.

      Ohne Verlags- Ort und Verlag- Name [vermutlich in Newport/Ky bei: Henry Sphar.], ohne Jahresangabe [between 1884 and 1892]. Erstausgabe, 1. Auflage, >Holy Bible, the light of the world, Holy BibleDer Auszug der Kinder Israels aus AegyptenMartin LutherLicht der Welt und eine Golddruck- Farbtafel: >Vater UnserNeue illustrirte Familien- Bibel< bezeichnet, mit zahlreichen Anhängen, Beiträgen und Kartenteil. Viele Text- Abbildungen in der Manier des Holzstiches, Stahlstiche und farbige Chromo- Lithographien und Farbdrucke u. a. von Künstlern wie Gustave Doré, A. L. Rowson; Gustav König; H. Castelli, Holman Hunt; etc. Spezielle Textbeiträge nur für diese Bibel, exklusiv- Anhänge u. a . Eine Reihe <kurz- gefaßter und gedrängter Mitteilungen< über die Topographie und Geschichte des Heiligen Landes, Jerusalem und andere merkwürdige Plätze in Palästina und Syrien; die Wanderung in der Wüste; die Tempel; Erklärungen und Beschreibungen, mit Karten, Plänen und Bibel- Lokalitäten; Szenen und Begebenheiten; Sitten, Gebräuche, Künste Wissenschaften, Wohnungen, Münzen, Tiere, Vögel, Reptilien und Insekten, etc. Umfassende und kritische Geschichte der Heiligen Schrift von William Smith; Das Leben des Deutschen Reformators Martin Luther mit Illustrationen von Gustav König; sowie eine fassliche und kritische Beschreibung der Israelitischen Stiftshütte und ihrer heiligen Geräte sowie eine Schilderung der Priesterschaft, des Gottesdienstes und der Opfer der Israeliten übersetzt von Hermann Dieck, etc. Zustand: Wunderbare, professionell- restaurierte Luther- Bibel aus dem letzten Jahrzehnt des 19. Jahrhunderts, durchgehend in deutscher Sprache. Seiten teilweise papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst sehr sauber, wohl gepflegt und tadellos erhalten. Versand D: 6,50 EUR Illustrierte Bibelausgaben; Evangelische Religion; Prachtausgaben; Deutsche Lutherausgaben in den USA verlegt, Konkordanz; Wörterbuch; Theologie.

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        MINING MAP OF INYO COUNTY

      San Francisco, 1884. Folding into original printed paper wallet-style covers, printed advertisements on inner flaps. Cover a bit rubbed. Near fine. In a half morocco clamshell case. A scarce map of Inyo County in east-central California. The map promotes the mining potential and recreational beauty of the county, which abuts the Nevada state line and encompasses both the highest point (Mount Whitney) and the lowest point (Death Valley) in the continental United States. The map is the product of Julius M. Keeler, who came to California in the Gold Rush twenty- five years previous to the publication of this map, and who in the early 1870s relocated to the Owens Lake district in Inyo County, eventually founding the town of Keeler. The map includes a great amount of geographical detail. The various districts are individually colored and the various types of ores to be found are identified by letters corresponding to a key. For those foolhardy enough to consider cutting through Death Valley, it is noted that "emigrants perished here in 1850." The map and the accompanying text emphasize that gold and silver are still to be found in the county. The recreational aspects and natural resources of the area are promoted as well. The view of Mount Whitney, from Lone Pine, is by Mollie Stevens, daughter of a local sawmill owner, and the fishing potential of the lakes and rivers is described in detail, with attention paid to the Sierra Golden Trout. "Published to promote the potential mineral wealth of Inyo County and the recreational value of the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada in the Mount Whitney region. The map names and defines the boundaries of the county's mining districts based on data provided by J.H. Crossman and several others acquainted with the area" - Currey & Kruska. The map was offered in three iterations: as a plain sheet on fine book paper for fifty cents; on linen paper, in cover, seventy-five cents; and colored, in covers, for a dollar. The present example is the most deluxe of the three options, colored and in covers. OCLC locates a total of five copies: at the Bancroft Library, Stanford, the Huntington Library, the California State Library, and two at Yale. An attractive copy of the deluxe edition of an important California map.

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        UNE PAGE D'AMOUR

      BIBLIOTHEQUE ARTISTIQUE 1884 - 1884, BIBLIOTHEQUE ARTISTIQUE, RELIURE SIGNEE CANAPE, Tirage en Grand Papier In-huit raisin, Un des 20 exemplaires sur PAPIER DE CHINE FORT avec triple épreuve du portrait et des Illustrations d'Edouard DANTAN gravées à l'eau forte par DUVIVIER. - Volumes in-huit demi maroquin à coins. Dos lisse superbement orné d'un entrelac de fleurs de roses MOSAÏQUEES, tranche de tête dorée. Exemplaire portant le N° 17. Tirage total 250 exemplaires. La première épreuve est mise en tête de chapitre, les deux autres à la suite en cours de texte. - Premier plat, dos et second plat conservés. - 1er Vol. : Garde 2 ff., premier plat, p. de fx titre et justification du tirage au dos, 3 eaux fortes du portrait, p. de titre bicolore, iv p. dont lettre aux éditeurs. 261 p. dos et plat. 10 eaux fortes (x3) Hors textes. - 2nd Vol. : Garde, 2 ff. premier plat, p. de fx titre, p. de titre bicolore, 287 pages, dos et plat, Hors textes. - MAGNIFIQUE RELIURE DE CANAPE ET TIRAGE EN GRAND PAPIER CHINE FORT A 20 EXEMPLAIRES et triple épreuves des EAUX FORTES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pompeii, Past and Present. Illustrated by photographs of the ruins as they are, with sketches of their original elevations. London, Clowes & Sons, 1884. Gr.-8vo. (Rückenhöhe 23,5 cm). Mit 39 auf stärkeres Papier aufgezogenen Original-Photographien (Photograph E. Lauro) antiker Gebäuderuinen aus Pompeii (18, davon 5 ganzseitig) sowie von Aquarellen mit Gebäuderekonstruktionen von Luigi Fischetti (21, davon 8 ganzseitig) auf insgesamt 26 Tafeln. IV S., 1 Bl., 44 S. Orig.-Leinenband mit Gold- u. Farbprägung; etw. fleckig, Ecken u. Kapitale beschabt.

      - Pompeii, Past and Present. Illustrated by photographs of the ruins as they are, with sketches of their original elevations. London, Clowes & Sons, 1884. Gr.-8vo. (Rückenhöhe 23,5 cm). Mit 39 auf stärkeres Papier aufgezogenen Original-Photographien (Photograph E. Lauro) antiker Gebäuderuinen aus Pompeii (18, davon 5 ganzseitig) sowie von Aquarellen mit Gebäuderekonstruktionen von Luigi Fischetti (21, davon 8 ganzseitig) auf insgesamt 26 Tafeln. IV S., 1 Bl., 44 S. Orig.-Leinenband mit Gold- u. Farbprägung; etw. fleckig, Ecken u. Kapitale beschabt. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe mit den Original-Photographien (Albumin-Abzüge) wichtiger Gebäude Pompejis sowie der Rekonstruktionszeichnungen Luigi Fischettis. Die hier vorliegende Londoner Ausgabe sollte nicht mit dem unter nahezu identischem Titel in Mailand verlegten, kleinformatigen touristischen Führer verwechselt werden, der natürlich keine Originalaufnahmen enthält. - Papier etw. gebräunt u. teils etwas stockfleckig, vorderes fliegendes Blatt an der Unterkante mit Ausriss (ca. 1,5 : 4 cm). Auf eine Tafelrückseite ist eine moderne Ansichtskarte aufgeklebt worden. Innendeckel mit radiertem Exlibris von Aug(ust) F. Ammann u. gedrucktem Signaturschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Freemasonry. Volume I, II and III [cmpl.].

      - Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc. Emracing an Investigation of the Records of the Organisation of the Fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies, France, Germany, and the United States. Derived from Official Sources. London, Thomas C. Jack, 1884, 1885, 1887. [8], 504 p., with 16 plates / [4], 502 p., with 17 plates (2 coloured) / [4], 502 p., with 16 plates and 6 charts (3 folded), 4°, Gilt illus. O-Halfleather (red) with gilt edging (3 Vols.) Wolfstieg 4032,2; Ackermann V/139 (6 Vol.-Edition). - The work was almost the same time (1882-1887) also published in 6 blue Volumes with obviously the same pages. Vol. III with general Index for all. The plates mostly show portraits. - From the contents: The Ancient Mysteries; The Stonemasons (Steinmetzen) of Germany; The Craft Guilds (Corps d`État) of France; Mediaeval Operative Masonry; Masons` Marks; Apocryphal Manuscripts / Early British Freemasonry (Masonic Tradition, Cabbala, Mysticism, Ashmole, "Old Charges", Gothic Traditions etc.); History of the Grand Lodge of England; Freemasonry in York / History of the Grand Lodges of Ireland; Freemasonry in the German Empire; Freemasonry in Southern Europa (e.g. Austria, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Roumania); Freemasonry in Asia, Africe, West Indies, Maxico, Australasia, Oceania; The Dominion of Canada, and Newfoundland. - Robert Freke Gould (1836-1915) was one of the founders of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, the present volumes are a reference work for the history of the freemasons with scientific demand. - Covers knocked, rubbed and dirty; Vol.I with owner`s note by "Charles Edward Robert Alexander Irvine"; all with small stamp; pages with minor foxing, otherwise very good.

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        REDWOOD AND LUMBERING IN CALIFORNIA FORESTS

      San Francisco, 1884. Quarto. Original red cloth, title stamped in gilt on front board. Corners bumped and worn, spine lightly soiled, head and foot of spine slightly frayed. Personal embossed stamp on first two leaves and final plate. Light foxing, primarily to first and last few leaves. Images generally clean and bright. About very good. An important early Californian photographically illustrated work, and an "impressive verbal and pictorial description of the logging industry on the northern coast of California" (Kurutz). The photographs are remarkable and must have shocked eastern audiences by showing men standing before redwood trunks thicker than the man is tall. Other photographs show logging trains, felled timbers, groves of redwoods, and logging methods utilizing the steam-powered "donkey engines." In the preface Cherry complains that the "almost constant fog that hangs over the Redwood belt makes it difficult also to obtain good views of the forests and logging camps," but that he wanted to illustrate the book with photographs rather than engravings "to set aside all doubt as to the enormous growth of the Redwood, the number of feet per acre, and the superior qualifications that will recommend it to builders and others. In as much as engravings are usually cut from sketches, drawn perhaps by enthused artists, perfect satisfaction is not given; but with photographic views, which cannot lie, argument as to truthfulness is unnecessary." The pictures in the book vary from copy to copy, and it appears that no two copies are identical in the pictures included or the order in which they are presented. The photo captions were applied manually with an ink stamp, but some of the captions in this copy are blank (as is often the case). The volume was prepared to promote the use of redwood, the superior qualities of which are emphasized. The brief history of redwood lumbering is recounted, and the processes by which the trees are felled and cut are related in great detail. There is also an article by Kellogg on the relationship of the redwoods to other cedar trees.

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        Zur Anatomie der Zunge. Eine vergleichend-anatomische Studie. Mit 53 farblithographierten Tafeln und 3 Textabbildungen.

      München, Th. Riedel, 1884 - Folio (33 x 27 cm). 5 Bll., 108 Seiten Text und 51 doppelblattgroße sowie 2 einfache Tafeln in exzellenter Farblithographie. *Widmungsexemplar: Vorsatzblatt mit großer mehrzeiliger persönlicher Widmung und Signatur des Verfassers an seinen Vetter Herzog Carl Theodor in Bayern. - Einzige Ausgabe, außerordentlich seltenes und aufwendig hergestelltes Werk. Der königliche Prinz Ludwig Ferdinand von Bayern (1859-1949) war Arzt, Künstler und Philanthrop sowie General der Kavallerie. Er studierte Medizin in Heidelberg und München und war nach dem Staatsexamen als Facharzt für Chirurgie und Gynäkologie tätig. - In dem vorliegenden Werk wird die Zunge von Fischen, Amphibien, Vögel und Säugetieren untersucht. "Ich habe hierbei weniger den grossen Formenreichthum. der Zungen [.] in Betracht gezogen, als vielmehr die innere Organisation derselben ." (Vorwort). - Die fein lithographierten Tafeln in aufwendigem Farbendruck wurden bei Joh. Roth in München hergestellt. Das Werk ist außerordentlich selten und weltweit nur in ganz wenigen Bibliotheken enthalten. Vorliegend ein persönliches Widmungsexemplar an seinen 20 Jahre älteren Vetter und Kollegen Herzog Carl Theodor in Bayern, den der Verfasser mit einem einem prachtvollen Einband versehen ließ. - Sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Bibliophiler Halblederband der Zeit über 5 Bünden mit 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenprägung. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The World as it is 2 Bde.,

      London, Blackie & Son, 1884., - The World as it is: a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth by Geo. G. Chisholm, M.A.B.Sc., illustrated by numerous engravings on wood and coloured maps and plates, hrsg. London, Blackie & Son, 1884, gr. 8°, OHlder. m. goldgepr. Titeln auf Rücken, nur leicht berieben u. bestossen, marm. Schnitt, innen sehr sauber, mit vielen farben Lithographien u. Landkarten, 2 Bde. komplett, sehr gute Exemplare d. raren Werkes Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        EDMUND YATES: HIS RECOLLECTIONS AND EXPERIENCES [IN TWO VOLUMES] [EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED EDITION]

      London: Richard Bentley & Sons, 1884. 8vo; xiv, 338 pp. [Vol. I], x, 365 pp. [Vol. II]. First edition. Extra-illustrated edition, with photographs, portraits, plates, autographs, and notes. Autographs include those of novelists Wilkie Collins, Charles Reade, and Geraldine Jewsbury, as well as Robert Peel and Susan B. Anthony. Very good in original three-quarter calf, gilt-decorated spine with five raised bands. Shallow chipping to head of spine and some slight fraying to bottom of spine of Volume I. Edmund Yates (1831-1894) was a Victorian dramatist and novelist, the author of Running the Gauntlet and The Black Sheep. He was also the editor of The World, a journal of society.

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        The White Witch, A Novel. In Three Volumes

      Published by Richard Bentley & Son, London 1884 - , 3 uniform volumes, 300, 315 & 316 pages First Edition , new endpapers, labels removed from the front, few small light stains and slight crumpling to covers, cloth has been a little refurbished, previous owner's inscription on title page, tight bindings, occasional light spots or marks inside but pages are mostly clean, books in good condition , original grey cloth with blindstamped leaf design at top and bottom of front covers, gilt titles on front and spine, Octavo, 20 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über den Ursprung und die Hauptgesetze des wirtschaftlichen Werthes.

      - Wien, Hölder, 1884. XIV, 214 S. Moderner Lederband mit rotem Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe, von großer Seltenheit. Friedrich Wieser (1851 - 1926) gehört zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern der österreichischen Schule der Nationalökonomie. Hier eine seiner ersten grossen Veröffentlichungen, die man als klassische Werke bezeichnet hat. Über Wieser siehe z. B. Hayek in Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie, 3. Folge, Bd 70, S. 513ff. - Leicht gebräunt, in den Rändern etwas stärker und vereinzelt mit kurzen Einrissen. Titel und S. 143 gestempelt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Affaire Fenayrou. Lettre autographe signée de Marin Fenayrou]. Fenayrou N°14139. Ile Nou, le 6 Décembre 1884.

      1884 - 4 pp. in-4 manuscrites. Pli autographe cacheté, signé et adressé de l'Ile Nou (Nouvelle-Calédonie) par Marin Fenayrou à son épouse Gabrielle incarcérée à la Maison Centrale de Clermont (Oise). Sombre affaire criminelle qui défraya la chronique. Gérard Oury en fit un film (Le Crime ne paie pas, avec Pierre Brasseur et Annie Girardot, 1961). Les époux Fenayrou avaient été condamnés aux travaux forcés pour le meurtre le 29 mai 1882 de Louis Aubert, pharmacien à Paris, amant de Gabrielle Feynarou, attiré dans un guet-apens dans une maison de Chatou. Le 6 décembre 1884, Marin Feynarou adressa à son épouse cette requête expédiée de l'ile Nou en Nouvelle-Calédonie : Ma chère femme, J'ai été si étonné d'après ta dernière lettre en voyant que tu n'avais rien reçu de Mr le Ministre de la Marine que j'ai écrit tout de suite à la D.tion pour qu'elle daigne m'informer des suites qu'elle avait jugé à propos de donner aux démarches que j'avais faites au mois de mai dernier. Il m'a été répondu que, d'après une récente dépêche, il n'y avait que les condamnés de 1ère classe et concessionnaires qui pouvaient faire venir leur famille dans la colonie. Cette nouvelle m'avait plongé dans une tristesse fort grande, je me demandais quand est-ce finirait cette vie pleine d'incertitudes et de tourments ; j'ai passé pendant quelques jours dans les alternatives d'espoirs et de découragements faciles à comprendre, heureusement que la confiance que j'ai dans l'avenir est fort grande et que j'ai pu grâce à elle chasser de biens noirs soucis et me faire entrevoir que bientôt nos inquiétudes cesseraient et que au milieu de nos chers enfants nous pourrions oublier le passé sinon tout à fait du moins en atténuer l'amertume. Pour cela ma chère femme il faut que maintenant tu fasses toutes les démarches auprès du Ministre de la Marine, afin qu'il daigne notre réunion, exprime lui le désir que j'ai de t'avoir et toi celui de me rejoindre, joins à l'appui s'il le faut ma lettre pour mieux confirmer nos intentions, quand il verra que nos désirs sont mutuels, il pourra j'en suis presque certain, nous accorder une faveur exceptionnelle, surtout voyant que je suis de 1ère classe. Cette nomination à laquelle j'étais loin de m'attendre est venue agréablement me surprendre, comme elle te surprendra toi-même ; voilà toujours un obstacle de moins à surmonter(?) Je ne suis plus à Bourail, j'habite l'Ile Nou, elle est fort agréable ; on aperçoit à deux kilomètres Nouméa le chef lieu de la colonie ; je suis occupé comme écrivain. Tu vas sans doute te demander le motif de ce changement, je n'en sais rien moi-même, je l'attribue (ce qui du reste est facile à comprendre) à ce que je n'étais pas de 1ère classe. Ce changement m'a été fort possible et quoique sachant bien que je n'occupais ce poste que par faveur et que je n'y avais aucun droit, je l'aiq uitté avec beaucoup de regrets mais aussi avec beaucoup de résignation. Depuis quelques temps mes idées se sont modifiées par rapport aux enfants, je ne sais pas si tu ne ferais pas mieux de les emmener avec toi, je ne puis t'expliquer les raisons qui me font agir ainsi (?) voilà deux ans et demi que je ne les ai embrassés (?). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Histoire de la création des ètres organisés d'apres les lois naturelles Trosieme edition.

      C. Reinwald, Paris 1884 - 8vo, pp. xii, 600, 20 (C. Reinwald & Cie. catalogue); lithograph frontispiece, 15 lithograph plates (several printed in blue, 3 double- page), folding stencil-colored world map, tables in the text; quite a delightful copy, uncut, unopened, in original burgundy cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Of the "Conférences scientifiques sur la doctrine de l'évolution en général et celle de Darwin, Goethe et Lamarck en particulier, traduites de l'Allemand par le docteur Ch. Letourneau" (from the title-p.). First published in French in 1874. Haeckel's books are famously illustrated, and while not one of the stunning quartos, the illustrations are compelling and the book is in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Casa di Savoia e la monarchia italiana. Plebisciti. Ricordo nazionale.

      Paravia 1884 2 voll. in 4, pp. 217 + (1) + (2b);  318 + (2) + (2b) con 2 tavv. in bianco nero di medaglie commemorative e 21 tavv. f.t. protette da velina con grandi stemmi di citta' italiane in cromolit. Fioriture della carta. Cart. ed. con ill. al p. ant. Ed. di lusso di soli 300 esemplari. Testo riquadrato. Ed. orig. di quest'opera commemorativa con documenti relativi ai ducati di Parma e Guastalla, Modena, Reggio, Piacenza, province lombarde, province di Padova, Vicenza, Treviso e Rovigo, Venezia, Province toscane, napoletane, siciliane, delle Marche, dell'Umbria, etc... ITA

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        The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. Leather bound. This is a superior example of BurtonÂ’s famous work on the sword, notable for unusually clean contents and a fine binding. Best known as an explorer and the translator of the Arabian epic The Thousand Nights and a Night, diplomat Sir Richard Burton was also an avid swordsman. Burton originally began work on this history in 1850 when, on a sojourn in France, he began a serious regimen of fencing, eventually earning the coveted title of Maître dÂ’Armes Breveté de Pointe. His biographer Edward Rice notes that BurtonÂ’s “mastery of the sword became legendary not only among the English but also among the French, and when it was known that he was about to put on an exhibition at BoulogneÂ’s Salle dÂ’Armes, dozens of onlookers would come to watch.” BurtonÂ’s Book of the Sword “was to be his great work, covering—in three volumes—the sword in all countries from the earliest timesÂ… [the first volume taking] the reader over some 300 pages from the swordÂ’s origins to the early Roman Empire” (Richard Cohen, By the Sword). To this end, Burton “collected a great deal of literature, and inspected the armouries of Europe and India. To his encyclopedic mind the subject began with the first weapon fashioned by the simian ancestors of man, started afresh with the invention of metallurgy (which he assigned to the Nile Valley), henceforth coincided with the history of military prowess until the introduction of gunpowder, finally ending with the duello when the sword became a defensive weapon” (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Although he left manuscript notes for the second and third volumes of the work, Burton finished only the first volume, and the title page does not indicate that it is Volume I of a larger work. As early as 1923, Burton bibliographer Norman Penzer noted that the book had become “very scarce.” This volume, rebound in three-quarter red morocco, is notable for unusually crisp, clean contents. We note virtually no soiling or spotting. Age-toning is mild, mostly confined to the otherwise clean page edges. There is an expert tissue-paper repair to the bottom verso of the half title. A 1933 newspaper article on the evolution of the sword which references BurtonÂ’s work is tipped onto the verso of the last text leaf. The binding is three-quarter dark red morocco over red cloth boards with raised spine bands, gilt tooled spine compartments, gilt ruled transitions, head and foot bands, marbled endpapers, and gilt top edge. Condition of the binding is near fine, with slight wear to the lower front joint and the corners. Bibliographic reference: Penzer 107-112.

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        Miss Augusta B. Berard, first appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant, is reappointed Postmaster of West Point - both her parents had previously served as Postmasters beginning with her father's appointment by President Andrew Jackson in 1835

      Washington, DC, March 25, 1884. 17" x 14". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""Chester A. Arthur"" as President and ""W.Q. Gresham"" as Postmaster General, 1 page, 17"" x 14"". Washington, D.C., March 25, 1884. Blind embossed 2.5"" diameter gold seal of the Post Office Department affixed to red ribbons at lower left. Usual folds for filing do not touch Arthur's bold signature. Fine condition.In part, ""Know ye, That, reposing special trust and confidence in the Intelligence, Diligence, and Discretion of Augusta B. Berard, the President of the United States nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Postmaster at West Point, in the County of Orange, State of New York ... for and during the term of four years from the twelfth day of March, 1884..."" The March 20, 1897, United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette, reported that ""Miss Augusta B. Bérard, who has occupied the position of postmistress at West Point for the past twenty five years, has tendered her resignation to the Postmaster General, to take effect on April 8. The office of postmaster at West Point has been held by a member of Miss Bérard's family for sixty-two years...""Her father, Prof. Claudius Bérard (1786-1848), taught French at West Point; he was appointed Postmaster by President Andrew Jackson in 1835. At his death, his wife, Deputy Postmaster Mary Bérard (1795-1874) became Postmaster. In 1871, two years before her death, she resigned and was succeeded by Miss Augusta B. Bérard, appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant.After serving as Arthur's Postmaster General, Walter Q. Gresham (1832-1895) served as Arthur's Secretary of the Treasury and Cleveland's Secretary of State."

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        Een lent van vaerzen.

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

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        MAP OF LAND OF BOOKS: Karte des Bücherlandes.

      - Magnificent map of the imaginary Land of Books, made by the German illustrator and graphic designer Alfons (Alphons) Woelfle (1884 Freising - 1951 München) in 1938. The land is divided into the Republic of Readers, the Unites States of Book Dealers and a peninsula of Poetry, which lies to the south of the line of the Tropic of Literature. The rest of the land is divided into small regions such as the Primary Source of Knowledge, in the far north, and the Erotic Swamp, in the south, which is bordered by the Woods of Criticism. The islands Unica, Curiosa and Rara are only accessible by sailing past the Cape of Bright Hope (off of which is forebodingly a sunken ship!). According to the map, only a Ship of Fools can successfully venture to the remote islands to the south. In the upper right quadrant of the composition is and in-set map of the capital of Officina, bearing a legend describing the 12 parts of the city: Book market, Boulevard of Mass Editions, New Book Quartier, Mansion District of Publishers, Contract House and a Labyrinth with an Advance-Payment-Well in the middle. In the far right corner is the Remaining Stock (11) and the lonely Economy Well (9). This main part of the city is connected by the Bridge of Good Relations (8) to the part one the opposite side of the river, which features a Library (6) and the House of Poets (12). The city is enclosed by the Wall of Lectors (7), which blocks the Path of Authors (10). The mouth of the Paper River, floating through the city into the Sea of New Publications, is guarded by the Censorship Fort and is illuminated by the Lighthouse of the Booksellers Association. Woelfle was a German artist, active in Munich as an illustrator of books and the Simplizissimus newspaper. __________________________________________________________________________________________ Geistreiche Fantasiekarte des Bücherlandes von Alfons (Alphons) Woelfe (1884 - 1951), einem Münchner Buchillustrator und Graphiker. Gemeinsam mit dem Münchner Verleger Dr. Ernst Heimeran entwickelte Woelfle die Fantasiekarte eines Landes der Bücher, die erstmals 1938 in dem gleichnamigen Verlag erschienen ist. Laut der Zeitschrift Librarium. Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft (Jg. 1 (1958) [2], S. 40 f), die über die Entstehungsgeschichte der Karte berichtete, entstand die Karte als ein kreatives Gemeinschaftsprojekt des gesamten Verlages: "Der 1884 in Freising geborene Alfons Woelfle, bekannt als Buchillustrator, Maler und Mitarbeiter bei der «Jugend» und beim «Simplicissimus», kam im Jahre 1938 ins Haus des Münchener Verlegers Dr. Ernst Heimeran mit einer nachgezeichneten Barockkarte über das Thema «Land der Liebe». Dr. Heimeran hatte grosse Freude an der Art des Werkes, konnte sich aber nicht entschliessen, die Nachzeichnung einer schon vorhandenen Karte zu veröffentlichen. Im Gespräch mit Woelfle kam er aber auf ein neues, noch nie aufgegriffenes Thema: das Land der Bücher. Es begann nun, im Wetteifer mit Woelfle, im Verlag ein lustiges Überlegen, und jeder steuerte etwas bei &#150; es ging zu wie bei einer richtigen grossen Familienbastelei. Zum Schluss war die unterhaltsame, unter Sammlern sehr beliebte Gattung der Phantasiekarten ein neues Gebilde vermehrt, das vollendet in den allen beschwingten Einfällen offenen, humorvollsten und kauzigsten aller deutschen Verlage passte. Im Kernpunkt der 25 x 35 cm messenden handkolorierten Karte liegen die Vereinigten Buchhandelsstaaten mit der Provinz Antiquaria, vor deren Grenzen bedenklich nahe die Schleuderer und Ramscher siedeln. Die Hauptstadt heisst Officina, zu deren von Lektoren bemannten Wällen ein sehr schmaler Autorenpfad hinaufführt. Im angegliederten Land Makulaturia ragen die Pyramiden der Ladenhüter hoch in die Luft. Um das Kernland des Buchhandels lagern nacheinander drei Staaten: im Süden das Reich der hohen Poesie, das sinnigerweise den Umriss einer meerumrauschten Leier hat, und vor dem die Flachländer der Massenschreiber und der Rezensenten

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        STRANGE STORIES

      Chatto & Windus London 1884. [1st printing] 1884. Original pictorial brown cloth, decorated and lettered in gray and black; gold, gray and black on spine; 356pp + 32pp catalog; frontis by George du Maurier. A rare collection of stories, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Corners worn; spine edges show wear; occassional bumps; internally tight, bthere is foxing to early and late pages, including frontis; a few pages have marginal stains. Otherwise a solid and attractive copy of a truly scarce first edition. First Edition Hard Cover Very Good

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        Les Clématites a Grande Fleurs . Description et Iconagraphie des Espèces Cultivées dans l'Arboretum de Segrez

      Librarie J. B. Baillière et Fils, Paris 1884 - (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches). 24 lithographed plates by Bergeron (numbered 1-22, plus 4 and 7 bis). Publisher's green cloth, covers bordered in blind, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers A beautifully illustrated monograph on clematis, including American species. The work is based on the specimens grown by the author at the Arboretum de Segrez, at the time one of the largest collection of such plants in the world. Nissen BBI 1149. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A rebours EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: G. Charpentier & Cie, 1884. Fine. G. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1884, 11,5x18cm, relié sous étui. - first edition on the current paper. Binding in full black morocco, back with five nerves, golden date tail wheels on golden headdresses, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, framing a golden lace on contreplats, net gilded on the cuts, all edges gilt , preserved covers, sleeve lined with morocco, inside brown felt, marbled paper boards, beautiful and sober signed binding Semet & Plumelle. An ex-dono pen topped the first cover plate. Very nice copy elegantly established by Semet & Plumelle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, filet doré sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures conservées, étui bordé de maroquin, intérieur de feutrine marron, plats de papier marbré, superbe et sobre reliure signée de Semet & Plumelle. Un ex-dono à la plume en tête du premier plat de couverture. Très bel exemplaire très élégamment établi par Semet & Plumelle.

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