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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Chatto & Windus Picadilly 1884 - Chatto & Windus Picadilly, London 1884. First UK Edition / First Printing. Dated 1884 with no additional printings. Red cloth boards. Dated October 1884 at the ads. True first edition preceding the American Edition. Book Condition: Good, tight spine, stains at the rear board. Shelf wear, age toning, endpaper gutters professionally restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc. Embracing an Investigation of the Records of Organisations of the Fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies, France, Germany, and the United States.

      6 volumes. Thomas C. Jack, London 1884-1887. 4to. Illustrated in b/w. Orig. blue decorated cloth binding. All edges gilt. Very good/near fine, with only slight wear on the upper and lower parts of the spines

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

      Edition illustrated some 364 prints from original photographs of Bonfils and 9 cards.Publishers'binding full polychrome shagreen, back smoothes decorated with gilded decorative motifs and Arabists, boards ornamented with a large plate polychrome decorative motifs signed A. Souze, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilt edges.Some small foxing without gravity, a small tear at the top of the guard next to the half-title page.Beautiful copy. Hachette & Cie Paris 1884 25,5x34,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Tous les baisers EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chez tous les libraires, 1884. Fine. Chez tous les libraires, Paris 1884, 10x14,5cm, 6 volumes brochés. - First Edition printed on Holland paper. Illustrated covers, frontispieces by F. Besnier. Small gaps at the top of the first volume, a few foxing affecting certain volumes, otherwise rare complete set in good condition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur Hollande. Couvertures illustrées, frontispices par F. Besnier.Petites manques en tête du premier volume, quelques petites rousseurs affectant certains volumes, sinon rare ensemble complet en agréable état.

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        Le nouveau Décaméron EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1884. Fine. E. Dentu, Paris 1884-1887, 13x20,5cm, 10 volumes brochés. - First edition of this famous collection of 100 stories. Contributions by G. de Maupassant, A. Daudet, P. Arena, C. Mendes, A. Villiers de L'Isle Adam, T. de Banville, Cladel L., P. Bourget, Leconte de Lisle, E. de Goncourt, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, E. Zola, C. Monselet, L. Halevy, A. France ... autograph dedication of the authors shown in frontispieces, 10 beautiful etchings by Abot the portraits of the principal authors and 10 water- strong off-text Mesples Vogel and Fraipont and headers and dead-wood lamp Besnier. Fine copies. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ce fameux recueil de 100 contes. Contributions de G. de Maupassant, A. Daudet, P. Arène, C. Mendès, A. Villiers de L'Isle Adam, T. de Banville, L. Cladel, P. Bourget, Leconte de Lisle, E. de Goncourt, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, E. Zola, C. Monselet, L. Halévy, A. France... Ouvrages illustrés, en frontispices, de 10 magnifiques eaux-fortes par Abot représentant les portraits des principaux auteurs et de 10 eaux-fortes hors-texte de Mesplès, Vogel et Fraipont ainsi que d'en-têtes et de culs-de-lampe sur bois de Besnier. Beaux exemplaires.

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        Frank James instructs his wife and son to attend his federal trial for robbery and murder in Huntsville, Alabama in order to gain sympathy with the jury, observing that his attorney told him "he would rather have you and Rob in that court when he makes his speech than to have two of the best lawyers in the State to make speeches without you..." The verdict: Not guilty!

      Huntsville, Alabama, March 18, 1884. 8.5" x 14". "Fine content Autograph Letter Signed, ""Frank James,"" 2 pages, 8.5"" x 14"", ""Huntsville Jail Ala[bama],"" March 18, 1884, to his wife Annie Ralston James (1853-1944) and his son Robert Franklin James (1877-1959) asking that they be present for his trial for his alleged involvement in the 1881 robbery of Army Corps of Engineers payroll in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Extremely light soiling along expected folds, else fine condition.Not long after the death of his brother Jesse James in April 1882, Frank James, tiring of the life of a fugitive, decided to turn himself in to Missouri Governor Crittenden. Gambling that in exchange for his cooperation, the governor would not extradite him to Minnesota to stand trial for the infamous Northfield robbery he staged with his brother Jesse, Frank chose to stand trial for several murders and robberies that occurred in Missouri. He first stood trial in Gallatin, Missouri for a robbery which resulted in the murder of Frank McMillian, a stone quarry laborer for which he was found not guilty. Following the acquittal, which was greeted with astonishment in the press, James was brought before a federal judge for an extradition hearing concerning his involvement in the March 1881 robbery of a United States Army Corps of Engineers paymaster in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. (New York Tribune, Feb. 12, 1884, p. 1).Now ensconced in jail in Huntsville, Alabama, seat of the federal court for that district, James writes to his family to orchestrate some additional support for his cause, writing in full: ""Yours of the 13th was handed me last night, I am glad you write me as often as you do, if I am not badly mistaken I think I wrote you on the 13th I don't think it makes so very much difference about letters but I would be unwilling to start any where on that day, I am afraid you will not be willing to show Ma my the 15th I believe I send one to her in the same envelope she would say was sick if she should read what you call foolishness Don't yous [sic], I have just had a letter from Surie[?] and she tells me Mrs Parmer[?] has come to live with them Th[e]y are all well Allen was in Dallas attending the stockmens? Convention[.] Sue said she would not be surprised if he came from there to see me as he was talking of it, I also received by the same mail a letter from Mart Kritzer [w]ho said he read and read until he shed tears like a child I wrote him a feeling letter and spoke of the many sad changes that had taken place since we last met he enquired after you and says he is our true friend until death, He is keeping a Gal over in Lamparras Springs Texas and doing well. I am truly happy to know you are having such a nice time and like the people so much. Yes I suppose I will have to visit about one year when I get out. It will take me that long to get round, Mr Slocum and Genl Walker says I have succeeded in winning the sympathy of every one that has come to see me, I am very proud of the compliment I assure you I gave you full instructions in my letter of yesterday what I wanted you to do et[c] might be you did not get it so I will refer to it again Genl Walker says he would rather have you and Rob in that court when he makes his speech than to have two of the best lawyers in the State to make speeches without you, I want you to start by the 1st or 5th at latest come to the 'Stigall House['] here. give Josie 30 or 40 dollars to bring her. I will telegraph her where to start if I do not write. I am now getting the Gazette every day and enjoy it so very much. As I want to answer Sues and Marts letter I will have to conclude Hoping to hear from you every few days I must now say Kiss my boy and love to so farewell hoping to see you by the 7th of April..."" Stressing the urgent need for her presence in court, James adds a short postscript after he adds his signature: ""Telegraph me when you leave for his place."" At the top of the first page, James adds another brief note, offering a vivid testament to the local support he enjoyed: ""I had just folded this and in the act of sealing when to my surprise, The Huntsville band come under my window and discoursed most elegant music I take it as quite a compliment Don[']t you think it is?""Obliging his request, Annie and Robert arrived in Huntsville in time for the trial. The sight of James, who had led an ostensibly quiet life for the last few years before his surrender, together with his family, helped paint an air of innocence about him. At the trial, James was generally described by the press as ""neatly dressed in a suit of broad-cloth, and sat near his wife and child. Mrs. James is of comely appearance."" (New York Times, April 18, 1884, p. 1) On April 25, the jury found James not guilty. Whether James' appearance as a committed family man swayed the jury is a matter of conjecture?"but it certainly didn't harm his prospects. Immediately following his acquittal, James was promptly re-arrested by a Missouri sheriff for yet another train robbery. Incidentally, an officer from Minnesota was also on hand with an extradition request (Huntsville [Alabama] Gazette, April 26, 1884, p. 3), but fortunately for James, the Missouri sheriff seated himself directly behind James, beating his colleague from Minnesota to the punch. James returned to Missouri where he awaited trial in Cooper County. After several continuances, the case came to trial in February 1885 when it was dismissed. (At about the same time, Minnesota dropped its efforts to try James). Following the dismissal, James led a relatively quiet life?"working in a variety of jobs including stints as a doorman, livestock trader, and telegraph operator. In 1903, Frank James, with former James Gang member Cole Younger, purchased a minor wild west show and re-christened it as ""The Great Cole Younger and Frank James Historical Wild West Show."" The show proved unsuccessful and the pair left the show before the year was out. Frank died in 1915, never having been convicted of a crime."

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        An Old Man's Love

      London: William Blackwood, 1884. First Edition, with half-titles. [viii], 226; [iv], 219, [1], 4, ads pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters blue morocco and cloth, t.e.g., spines slightly faded, else fine. Bookplate of Joseph Spencer Graydon. First Edition, with half-titles. [viii], 226; [iv], 219, [1], 4, ads pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Sadleir, Trollope #69

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        Les poètes maudits EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1884. Fine. Léon Vanier, Paris 1884, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First Edition printed 253 copies and for which he was not derived great papers. This book is full of three portraits inset T. Corbiere, A. Rimbaud and Mallarme S. drawn on China. Several of the most famous poems of Arthur Rimbaud appear here for the first time including "Vowels". L. Ponet bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat. Very discrete restorations on the back. Copies of the "cursed poets" in this condition, as published, are extremely rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 253 exemplaires et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers.  Cet ouvrage est bien complet des trois portraits hors-texte de T. Corbière, A. Rimbaud et S. Mallarmé tirés sur Chine. Plusieurs des plus fameux poèmes de Arthur Rimbaud paraissent ici pour la première fois dont "Voyelles". Ex-libris L. Ponet encollé au verso du premier plat. Très discrètes restaurations sur le dos. Les exemplaires des "Poètes maudits" dans cette condition, tels que parus, sont rarissimes.

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        La revue indépendante de Mai à Octobre 1884 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La revue indépendante, 1884. Fine. La revue indépendante, Paris Mai-Octobre 1884, 11,5x18cm, relié. - First edition, one of the few ex on Holland paper for the first issue, the current paper copies five suivants.binding half brown calico, flat spine decorated with gilt, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, light snags on cuts , binding of époque.Contributions of E. de Goncourt "A Passionnette" "Ideas and Sensations of an old civilization," E. Monteil "The Instruction Manual secular and Review", J.-K. Huysmans "The Genesis of the Painter" "The Show 1884" "A Dilemma", P. Verlaine "The Friends", E. Hennequin "The Romans Edmond de Goncourt" "J.-K. Huysmans," R. Caze "The Earrings" "Family Day", H. Céard "'Chronicle of the past," E. Zola "Theater Campaign", C. Lemonnier "A Temptation of St Anthony of Félicien Rops," A. Lefevre "The Universe and Life", A. Remacle "The Wagnerian Movement in France" Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares ex sur Hollande pour le premier numéro, exemplaires sur papier courant les les cinq suivants. Reliure en demi percaline brune, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, légers accrocs sur les coupes, reliure de l'époque. Contributions de : E. de Goncourt "Une Passionnette" "Idées et Sensations d'un vieux civilisé", E. Monteil "Le Manuel d'Instruction laïque et la Critique", J.-K. Huysmans "La Genèse du Peintre" "Le Salon de 1884" "Un Dilemme", P. Verlaine "Les Amies", E. Hennequin "Les Romans d'Edmond de Goncourt" "J.-K. Huysmans", R. Caze "Les Boucles d'oreilles" "Fête de famille", H. Céard "'Chronique du passé", E. Zola "Théâtre de Campagne", C. Lemonnier "Une Tentation de St-Antoine de Félicien Rops", A. Lefèvre "L'Univers et la Vie", A. Remacle "Le Mouvement wagnérien en France" Agréable exemplaire.

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        Les Chemins de fer français - Etude historique sur la constitution et le ré EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: J. Rotschild, 1884. Fine. J. Rotschild, Paris 1884, 6 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Bound in black half calf, spine decorated 5 nerves, many gaps and addicts, recovery, back away sixth volume. Title page of the first missing, flat volume of the sixth volume very fragile. Rare but in good condition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi veau noir, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, nombreux manques et accros, restaurations, dos du sixième volume absent. Page de titre du premier volume absente, plat du sixième volume très fragile. Rare mais en l'état.

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        La revue indépendante de Mai à Octobre 1884 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La revue indépendante, 1884. Fine. La revue indépendante, Paris Mai-Octobre 1884, 11,5x18cm, relié. - First Edition paper on current individual parts. Bound in half red shagreen, spine 5 bands set with ornate golden dotted boxes decorated with golden double gilded figure of a previous bibliophile, date tail boards marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, corners bumped, contemporary binding. Contributions by: E. de Goncourt "A Passionnette" "Ideas and Sensations of an old civilization," E. Monteil "The Instruction Manual secular and Review", JK Huysmans "The Genesis of the Painter" "The Show 1884" "A Dilemma", P. Verlaine "The Friends", E. Hennequin "The Romans Edmond de Goncourt" "JK Huysmans', R. Caze "The Earrings" "The Celebration", H. Céard "'Chronicle of April," E. Zola "Theater Campaign", C. Lemonnier "A Temptation of St Anthony of Félicien Rops," A. Lefevre "The Universe and Life", A. Remacle "The Wagnerian Movement in France" Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant pour chacun des fascicules. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés du chiffre doré d'un précédent bibliophile, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque.Contributions de : E. de Goncourt "Une Passionnette" "Idées et Sensations d'un vieux civilisé", E. Monteil "Le Manuel d'Instruction laïque et la Critique", J.-K. Huysmans "La Genèse du Peintre" "Le Salon de 1884" "Un Dilemme", P. Verlaine "Les Amies", E. Hennequin "Les Romans d'Edmond de Goncourt" "J.-K. Huysmans", R. Caze "Les Boucles d'oreilles" "Fête de famille", H. Céard "'Chronique d'avril", E. Zola "Théâtre de Campagne", C. Lemonnier "Une Tentation de St-Antoine de Félicien Rops", A. Lefèvre "L'Univers et la Vie", A. Remacle "Le Mouvement wagnérien en France" Agréable exemplaire.

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        Pathological anatomy, pathological and physical diagnosis

      Cincinnati: Progress Publishing Co., 1884. Jeançon, John Allard (1831-1903). Pathological anatomy, pathological and physical diagnosis. A series of clinical reports comprising the principal diseases of the human body. [108]pp., paginated as follows: [8, preliminary leaves], 16, 8, 16, 8, 4, 16, 8, 4, 8, 8, 4pp. 100 lithograph plates (mostly chromolithograph), including 2 double-page, by W. M. Donaldson & Co., Cincinnati. Cincinnati: Progress Publishing Co. . . . , 1884. 462 x 319 mm. Quarter morocco, cloth boards in period style. Some minor staining in lower corners of first few leaves, title-leaf with a few marginal tears repaired, minor dampstains on fore-edge, but very good. First Edition. This remarkable and beautifully illustrated American atlas of pathological anatomy, a work previously neglected by medical bibliographers, marks the first and only English translation of any portion of Cruveilhier?s Anatomie pathologique du corps humain (1829-42). We are indebted to W. Bruce Fye for pointing out the connection between Cruveilhier?s and Jeançon?s works. Pathological Anatomy was compiled by John (né Jean) Allard Jeançon, a French physician who immigrated to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century and served as a military surgeon during the American Civil War; he later was appointed to the faculty of the Eclectic Medical Institute in Cincinnati, where he remained until 1891. Jeançon published the Pathological Atlas under his own name without acknowledging Cruveilhier as a source?"although he did include Cruveilhier in his list of medical names mentioned in the text! The work consists of ten separately paginated sections, as listed below: I, Diseases of the cerebro-spinal axis and its main branches (16pp., 16 plates) II, Diseases of the heart and its membranes (8pp., 8 plates) III, Diseases of the organs of respiration (16pp., 16 plates) IV, Diseases of the blood-vessels (8pp., 8 plates) V, Diseases of spinal centers of peripheral nerves (4pp., 4 plates); VI, Diseases of the organs of digestion (16pp., 16 plates) VII, Diseases of the liver, spleen and lymphatics (8pp., 8 plates) VIII, Diseases of the urinary-apparatus (4, 8pp., 12 plates) IX, Physical diagnosis and clinical anatomy (8pp., 8 plates) X, Physical diagnosis, and morbid histology (4pp., 4 plates) In the first eight sections, devoted to pathological anatomy, the plates are copied from the Anatomie pathologique and accompanied by English translations of Cruveilhier?s descriptive text, augmented with Jeançon?s detailed notes summarizing the findings of later researchers. The last two sections, probably written by Jeançon, contain more up-to-date information on clinical diagnosis, microbiology, histology, etc.; the plates include illustrations of sphygmomanometer readings, microscopic elements of blood and saliva and the morbid histology of abdominal typhoid.

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        Poetical Drifts of Thought;

      1884. STOWE, Lyman. Poetical Drifts of Thought; Treating upon the Mistakes of the Church ... reconciliation of Science and Christianity ... the Formation of a Solar System ... : embellished with nearly 200 Illustrations. : Together with a Number of fine Poems on popular Subjects including Sketches of the City of the Straits--Past, Present and Future. 320 pp. Illustrated with wood engravings including one large fold-out panorama. 8vo., 235 x 150 mm, bound in original publisher's decorated green cloth. Detroit: Lyman E. Stowe, 1884. |~||~||~||~||~||~| An immaculate copy of an exceedingly exocentric publication which is illustrated throughout with a wide variety of subjects ranging from a folding panorama of Detroit to a picture depicting the "discovery of the art of renewing life". Stowe was the prolific author of such works as The Bible Founded on Astrology and Parallels of the Old Testament: Passages and Truths in Astrology.

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        Mr. Winnecke's Explorations During 1883

      Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, August, 1884. Foolscap folio, 16 pp., large folding map measuring 1240 x 825 mm. (closed tear now expertly repaired), a fine copy in polished half calf by Sangorski with crimson morocco label and gilt lettering. Scarce report commissioned by the South Australian parliament, here accompanied with the large desirable map of the arid interior at the juncture of the Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.The map is captioned "Plan Shewing Explorations made by Mr. Winnecke". At well over a square metre in size, its scale and detail is an impressive testament to the skill of the lithographic printers employed by the Surveyor General's Office in Adelaide. Details of geographical features, routes, water sources and the like are printed in black, while the vast parallel dune system running southwards from the Northern Territory is lithographed in sepia, so capturing the enormity of this landscape. As is often the case with parliamentary publications of this nature, the cost of printing is provided below the drop title and shows that production of this map exceeded £37, a considerable sum at the time.Charles Winnecke (1856-1902) entered the South Australian survey department in 1873, and is best remembered as leader of the Horn scientific expedition of 1894. This report publishes his journey commencing in late July 1883, a privately funded expedition equipped with camels seeking viable pasture around the Queensland border. 'The expedition, which started at the Sandringham homestead and finished at Palparara, crossed vast waterless tracts of the eastern and northeastern Simpson Desert, at one time travelling more than 440 kilometres over high sandhills without finding water. The expedition achieved little, save only to confirm that no viable pastoral land existed in the region.'Winnecke collected plants of interest during his journey and the final two pages of this report comprise a list prepared by Baron von Mueller. As a result of this expedition and similar forays in following years, Winnecke was awarded membership of the Royal Geographical Society. McLaren, 16972.

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        Catalogue illustré de l'exposition des arts incohérents EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: E. Bernard & Cie, 1884. Fine. E. Bernard & Cie, Paris 1884, 14x23cm, relié. - first edition. Remliure half brown sheepskin, back with four nerves decorated with gilded finials, lower cap rubbed a nerve with a small loss, corners bumped, marbled paper plates, paper contreplats guards and the tank wrappers preserved and bound in. Book with numerous illustrations in and inset. Rare spots. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Remliure en demi basane marron, dos à quatre nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, coiffe inférieure frottée, un nerf comportant un petit manque, coins émoussés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Ouvrage comportant de nombreuses illustrations in et hors-texte. Rares rousseurs.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to William T. Stead, then editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 3 pages 8vo, 110 Newington Green Road, 7 June 1884.

      - Claiming that his voice 'is in no way damaged by the great strain which has been upon it for the last seven months', expressing the hope of resuming work with Moody in America after a few months' rest, giving the dates of his and Moody's return to New York and regretting that he does not have the time to meet Stead during his stay in London.Despite not being able to meet Sankey, Stead did manage to interview Moody for a piece in the Gazette on 12 July 1884, 'Moody and Sankey's London Campaign'.'Moody and Sankey probably represent the chief cultural influence of the United States on Britain in the nineteenth century' (ODNB).Stead was to lose his life in the sinking of the Titanic (15 April 1912).

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        FAVORSKI COLLECTION

      - RUSSIAN. (FAVORSKI, VLADIMIR) 5 FAVORSKI BOOKS. Offered here are 5 books illustrated by Vladimir Favorski, the noted (and eccentric) woodcut artist who maintained an active working life that spanned his lifetime (1884-1964). Although Favorski began his work before the Revolution, his fame came from his post Revolutionary work which emphasized the art of the book. Although his style may have changed over the years, his emphasis on uniting the layout, typography and illustration with the text of the book remained the same. The 5 books included here offer a good example of the range of his work. The first 3 books date from the late 1920's and 1930's and Pushkin's Little Tragedies (#4) is one of his last works. One book includes a signed woodcut, one is a signed/limited edition and all are in extremely clean and bright condition. Most importantly is the inclusion of an excellent reference work on Favorski's life and work in English. Each is beautifully illustrated. See Lemmens / Stommels Russian Artists p. 109-10. Sold as a collection 1.Pushkin,A. Domik v Kolomne [Cottage at Kolomna]. 1929. 4to, pict. bds, sl. dusty, near fine. NUMBER 166 OF AN UNSPECIFIED LIMITATION SIGNED BY FAVORSKI. Pushkin's play is illus. with 3 full page woodcuts and many beautiful woodcut vignettes. 2.Globa,Andrei. Petr Petr [Peter, Peter]. 1929. A play, illus. with cover woodcut and woodcut frontis by Favorski. 3.Moskovskii Teatr Revolyutsii 1922-1932. Published in 1933. 4to, boards, [222] fine in frayed dustwrapper. A fascinating contemporary look at the theatre in post-revolutionary Russia, illustrated with dozens of tipped-in illustrations. Illus. by Favorski with dustwrapper woodcut, pictorial endpapers, double-page frontis with pictorial title and with small vignette on second title. Laid in is a fine woodcut of actress Maria Babanova as Goga in A. Faiko's play The Man with a Briefcase, dated 1933 in the block and SIGNED IN PENCIL BY FAVORSKI. 4.Pushkin,A. Malenbkie Tragedii [Little Tragedies]. Moscow 1961. 4to, pictorial cloth, [109]p., fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. Text features 4 plays by Pushkin including Mozart [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wine, Women, and Song

      1884. first edition. Wine, Women, and Song"In a Fine, Near Contemporary 'Exhibition' Binding by Zaehnsdorf[ZAEHNSDORF, binder]. SYMONDS, John Addington. Wine, Women, and Song. Mediaeval Latin Students' Songs. Now First Translated into English Verse. With an Essay by John Addington Symonds. London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. One of Fifty Large-Paper Copies of which this is number 28. Quarto (10 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches; 276 x 201 mm.). [viii], 184 pp. Bound ca. 1900 by Zaehnsdorf in an 'Exhibition' binding of full red crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt with multi-line borders and floral decorations. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, red silk liners and endpapers. With the small circular 'Exhibition' stamp in blind on rear turn-in. Slight darkening to spine, otherwise very fine.This is the first edition of John Addington Symonds?' translations from the Carmina Burana, a Medieval Latin manuscript of 254 poems, songs and dramatic texts from the 11th-13th centuries, being the work of the Goliards, a group of clerical students from France, Germany Spain, Italy and England, who protested the growing contradictions within the Church and satirized it through song, poetry and dramatic performances. The original manuscript contains 55 songs of morals and mockery, 131 love songs and 40 drinking and gaming songs. Symonds?' selection is dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson and is prefaced by an essay on Goliardic literature.Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images). Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, a musical triptych that also includes Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The first and last movements of the piece are called "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" (Fortune, Empress of the World) and start with the very well known "O Fortuna".John Addington Symonds (1840-1893) was an English poet and literary critic. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality), which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships. He referred to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies about writers and artists. He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.

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        MINING MAP OF INYO COUNTY

      San Francisco: Lith. Britton & Rey, [1884].. Colored lithographed map, 16 x 17 1/2 inches, printed on brown paper. Includes a colored illustration of Mount Whitney, as well as descriptive text. Folding into original printed paper wallet- style covers, printed ads 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. CURREY & KRUSKA 222. NORRIS CATALOGUE 2375. OCLC 82959006, 58899122, 21738688.

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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.

      Olivier 1884 Grande carta geografica a colori dell?Italia, suddivisa in 4 fogli (ciascuno composto da 8 riquadri) di cm. 80x63,6 e montati su tela. Ben conservata.

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        How I Made Millions; or The Secret Of Success

      Chicago & New York: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1884 RARELY does this book come on the market.  355 pages, unmarked.  Nice full page interesting illustrations.  The paper shows some even age toning.  The cloth boards are maroon.  The corners and ends of the spine show bumping and rubbing.

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        Sonntagsausflug ins Wildgehege" originale Bleistiftzeichnung auf Papier ca.29x44,5cm (Darstellung/Image size) unten links handschriftlich signiert, bezeichnet "München" und datiert "(18)83"

      - [Das detaillereiche Blatt gebräunt und abnehmbar auf Karton unter Passepartout montiert.] Franz O'Stückenberg war ein Pferde- u. Landschaftsmaler, Schüler der dortigen Akademie. Er war tätig in Dresden, Berlin, München und Wien. 1884 erschien das "Sporting Portfolio" mit 32 Bleistiftzeichnungen und Humoresken bei Friedrich Adolf Ackermann, München; 1896 erschien die "Sportmappe" mit 24 Pferdebildern beim Verlag Otto Schmidt, Wien. - Literatur: Thieme /Becker XXVI, 83. - F. v. Boetticher, Malerwerke d. 19. Jh., II/1 (1898). - Dresslers Kunsthandbuch, 1921, II. - Mitgliederverzeichnisse und Einlaufbücher der Kunstwerke des Wiener Künstlerhauses 1885, 1887, 1890, 1899. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Erinnerung an meine Schulzeit. Dir. C. Gäbler, 12. Bezirksschule

      ., Sachsen. 1884 - 46,5 x 40 cm, feinste Stickerei in verschiedenen Stick -Arten ( Alphabete, Muster, Sächs. Königswappen) in versch. Farben gestickt auf Musselin, auf festen Karton aufgezogen, hinten verklebt. Farbe Rot u. Gold leicht auf Untergrund abgefärbt. 1 kleinerer Fleck. Sehr gute Stickqualität. Zustand gut. Hier in Wechselrahmen 50 x 60cm. . Sprache: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        How I Made Millions; or The Secret Of Success

      Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago and New York 1884 - RARELY does this book come on the market. 355 pages, unmarked. Nice full page interesting illustrations. The paper shows some even age toning. The cloth boards are maroon. The corners and ends of the spine show bumping and rubbing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DIE BRÜDER KARAMASOW (THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV)

      Leipzig: Verlag von Fr. Wilh. Grunow, 1884. First German Edition. Four octavo volumes; publisher's red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spines and front panels, with floral decorations stamped in black and gray to same; without half-titles (as issued); 267pp, [4] ads; 272; 298; 333, [3] ads. Barest hint of sunning to spines, with some faint foxing to upper text edges; faint offset (likely from a piece of paper inserted) to pp.221-222 in Vol.2; overall, a very Near Fine set. Stunning copy of the first edition in German of 'Brat'ia Karamazovy' (1879-80), and the first translation into any language. The book was issued in three different bindings: paper wrappers, cloth, and half-leather. A simultaneous cloth edition, the issue published by the Leipzig national-liberal newspaper DIE GRENZBOTEN, was published the same year, issued with half-title pages with the newspaper's name that were not present in the set issued in red cloth. The first French translation followed in 1888, and the novel did not appear in English until 1912. Easily the most widely-read of Dostoevsky's work, after 'Crime and Punishment.' The author spent nearly two years writing his final novel, first published as a serial in 'The Russian Messenger' and completed in November of 1880; he intended it to be the first part in an epic story cycle, but he died less than four months after its publication. Filmed several times, most notably the Oscar-nominated adaptation directed by Richard Brooks (1958), starring Yul Brynner and Maria Schell. Rare; no copies of this set in the trade (2014), with OCLC showing no holdings in American institutions, and less than a handful overseas.

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        [Manuscript]: A Christmas Garland: Original Manuscript by Rev. O. Miner, Prof. C.W. Bennett, J.G. Whittier, Rev. M.J. Savage. Arranged and Illustrated by Mrs. Harriet Miner

      [Circa 1884]. Original Manuscript. Large octavo. Measuring 10.5" x 7". Hand-painted illustrated stiff wrappers with later hand stitching. Four leaves with mounted manuscript poems, plus four additional leaves of original painted botanical illustrations. Within a plain paper wrapper titled in manuscript. The original stitching, long gone, has been replaced and aside from one tiny nick on the front wrap, in near perfect condition.A beautiful holiday memento executed circa 1884 by a distinguished American botanical artist. Harriet Stewart Miner was the author and illustrator of Orchids, The Royal Family of Plants (Boston, 1885), the first American color plate book on the subject, noted by Bennett as "very striking... the ranking work on the subject."This booklet includes finely rendered flower portraits in gouache of poppies on the cover, and with an illustration inside of a hellebore inset on a miniature winter landscape; violets and hepatica; a group including clover, buttercup, and daisy; and a deep red rose. Additionally a sprig of mistletoe appears on the rear wrap.The illustrations are used to illustrate handwritten manuscript poems which are tipped onto larger leaves from an interesting group of Miner's associates: Reverend Ovid Miner, upstate New York Congregationalist Minister, abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, and close associate of Frederick Douglass; Professor Charles Wesley Bennett, educator and archaeologist who secured the Ranke Library for the newly founded Syracuse University; Reverend Minot J. Savage, a controversial Unitarian Minster who was the first prominent American clergyman to write extensively on reconciling Darwinian evolution with religion; and the poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier, whose eight line excerpt from his poem "The Clear Vision" is written in his characteristic purple ink.A beautifully conceived and completed project by an important woman botanical illustrator, with her illustrations accompanying poems by notables of her time. Unique. .

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        Patara et Bredindin, Aventures et Mésaventures de deux Gabiers en Bordée, par E. P., Ex- fourrier du Suffren ; précédées d' une préface de l' éditeur. Illustrées de 150 croquis à la plume par Paul Léonnec.

      Paris, Vanier. 1884 - Grand in- 8 ; 2 ff. bl.- (4)- VIII- 149- (3) pp.- 1 f. bl. ; maroquin bradel rouge, dos orné, plats de couv. cons., rel. de l' ép. signée de Lemargeley. Ex. numéroté sur Hollande, paraphé par Vanier et enrichi d' une aquarelle originale, signée de Léonnec, sur le faux- titre. Vanier : "Nous n' avons pas la prétention de publier un livre nouveau ; l' édition qui nous a servi a été imprimée à Brest, chez Proux, en 1843 ; l' auteur ne s' est fait connaître que par ces deux initiales E. P. suivies du qualificatif, assurément fantaisiste, d' ex- fourrier du Suffren ---". De fait, il s' agit bien d' un modeste petit in- 16 de 120 pp., qui avait pour titre "Physiologie du Matelot, Aventures de Patara ---". Quant à P. Léonnec, (Brest 1842- 1899), officier de marine, caricaturiste au Journal Amusant, il est également l' auteur de récits maritimes, dont un chez Vanier. Infimes éraflures sur le 2ème plat, très bel ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1885

      London: George Routledge and Sons. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. [1884]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Cloth-backed paper-covered decorated boards, all edges stained yellow, blue clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; and illustrated in color throughout. Book is very near fine, with just a touch of soiling to the boards; jacket has a few tiny chips out, a short tear, and age-toning to the verso, but also very near fine; Kate Greenaway's "1885" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series .

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        Plan : Chemins Vicinaux. Commune du Bouscat. Alignement du Chemin Vicinal Ordinaire N°20, dit de la Charmille dans la partie comprise entre le Chemin de Grande Communication N°114 (Route du Médoc) et la Mairie sur une longueur totale de 400 mètres. Echelle de 0,005 par mètre (1/200). Dressé par le Géomètre soussigné à Blanquefort, le 31 octobre 1884.

      1884 - Plan Chemins Vicinaux. Commune du Bouscat. Alignement du Chemin Vicinal Ordinaire N°20, dit de la Charmille dans la partie comprise entre le Chemin de Grande Communication N°114 (Route du Médoc) et la Mairie sur une longueur totale de 400 mètres. Echelle de 0,005 par mètre (1/200). Dressé par le Géomètre soussigné à Blanquefort, le 31 octobre 1884, 1 plan dépliant format 30,8 x 153 cm, rehaussé à l'aquarelle Remarquable document que ce plan manuscrit de géomètre. Tous les lots contigus portent les noms de leurs propriétaires (Tillet, Lherbet, Ferbos, Guéraud, Bert, Perret, Mondon, Bourgade, etc.). Un encadrement judicieusement établi permettrait une belle mise en valeur. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Naïs Micoulin

      G. Charpentier & Cie 1884 - - G. Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1884, In-12 (13x19cm), relié. - Edition originale. Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande. N°89. Reliure en demi maroquin noir à coins signée Bellevallée ca 1950. Titre et date dorés. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Exemplaire non rogné. Très bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. One of 100 numbered copies on Holland paper. # 89. Binding half black morocco signed Bellevallée corners. Gilt title and date. Back to Jansenist nerves. Golden head. wrappers and back preserved and bound in. copy not cut down. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Remarquables archives réunissant 4 pièces manuscrites relatives au litige opposant l'héritière de la Librairie Edouard Dentu, sa veuve Louise Léonie Faure-Decamps, au premier commis d'Edouard : M. Louis Sauvaître ] I : Dépôt d'Ordonnance nommant M. Sauvaître administrateur du fonds de Librairie Dentu, le 17 avril 1884 ; II : Procuration donnée par Mme Veuve Dentu à M. Sauvaitre devant notaire, le 15 juillet 1884 ; III : Copie conforme du Livre de Caisse de M. Sauvaître du 1er Avril 1884 au 11 Juillet 1884 [ Mention des sommes versées à de nombreux auteurs dont Victor Tissot, Henri Bataille, Alfred Assollant, Catulle Mendès, Allard (pour "L'araignée rose"), Hector Malot (6600 francs pour "Marichette"), Robert Halt, de Gastyne, Pierre Véron

      1884 - 4 documents in-4 et in-folio à savoir : I : Dépôt d'Ordonnance nommant M. Sauvaître administrateur du fonds de Librairie Dentu, le 17 avril 1884, acte notarié de 4 feuillets in-4 signé du Notaire Duluard ; II : Procuration donnée par Mme Veuve Dentu à M. Sauvaitre devant notaire, le 15 juillet 1884, acte notarié de 2 feuillets in-4 signé du notaire Duluard ; III : Copie conforme du Livre de Caisse de M. Sauvaître du 1er Avril 1884 au 11 Juillet 1884, 1 dossier in-folio de 10 feuillets sous chemise, tampon de copie conforme du commissaire de police daté du 7 mai 1886.; IV : Constat manuscrit du 1er Janvier 1886 détaillant les Abus de Pouvoir de M. Sauvaître, 14 feuillets in-folio dont 23 pp. sont rédigés, manifestement par le Conseil juridique de Léonie Faure-Decamps, Veuve Decamps. Détail de la Notice : I : Dépôt d'Ordonnance nommant M. Sauvaître administrateur du fonds de Librairie Dentu, le 17 avril 1884 ; II : Procuration donnée par Mme Veuve Dentu à M. Sauvaitre devant notaire, le 15 juillet 1884 ; III : Copie conforme du Livre de Caisse de M. Sauvaître du 1er Avril 1884 au 11 Juillet 1884 [ Mention des sommes versées à de nombreux auteurs dont Victor Tissot, Henri Bataille, Alfred Assollant, Catulle Mendès, Allard (pour "L'araignée rose"), Hector Malot (6600 francs pour "Marichette"), Robert Halt, de Gastyne, Pierre Véron, Ponson du Terrail, Xavier de Montépin, Ferdinand du Boisgobey, Henri de Bornier, Alphonse Daudet (5090 fr. en compte de droits d'auteur)] ; IV : Constat du 1er Janvier 1886 détaillant les Abus de Pouvoir de M. Sauvaître : [ Très important dossier de 22 pp. in-folio détaillant les accusations pour abus de pouvoir visant Sauvaître, auteur par auteur : "Assollant : Lettre du 7 septembre 1885. M. Sauvaître n'en a donné connaissance à personne et a engagé l'affaire sans mandat. - Auguste Barbier : Lemerre 1er mai 1884. Hons-Olivier 5 mai 1884, demandant le droit de reproduction de pièces de poésies de Barbier. Lettre gardées et vraisemblablement non répondues. [.] Biard : 2 et 26 août 1884. Répondu par Sauvaître qui a traité en dehors de Mme Dentu pour impression et vente d'une brochure, et encaissé 270 fr. de provisions sans ouvrir un compte spécial. [.] Bourcard : correspondance pour la réception et l'impression compte à demi d'un volume Estampes au XVIIIe siècle publications onéreuses pour la maison. [.] Champfleury : Au lendemain de la mort de Dentu cet auteur réclame des comptes et ses lettres restant sans réponse, même recommandé, il fait intervenir le Comité de la Société des Gens de Lettres. Depuis cette affaire, Sauvaître lui fait attendre un an et demi la réimpression de divers volumes, entre autres l'Histoire de l'Imagerie Populaire et la publication de plusieurs annoncés depuis longtemps, tels que Le Musée secret de la Caricature, etc. Tous ces faits et toute cette correspondance restée entre les mains de Sauvaître n'ont jamais été communiqués à Mme Dentu [.] Claretie : Correspondance personnelle avec Sauvaître restée ignorée de Mme Dentu et de ses représentants, ayant trait aux mises en vente d'ouvrages inédits ou réimprimés, à des modifications aux traitées, etc. M. Claretie a fait faire des démarches par M. Decaux, éditeur, depuis le renvoi de Sauvaître, pour obtenir la résiliation amiable de son traité, prétendant qu'il n'est plus lié depuis la mort de Dentu : il a refusé de livrer à l'impression son dernier roman, "Succession Charvet", déjà paru dans l'Illustration, sous prétexte que la qualité semi-officielle lui interdit actuellement de publier un ouvrage qui a le caractère d'une satire politique ! Se référer pour éclaircir ce point au rôle douteux joué par l'intermédiaire de M. Claretie, Decaux, tant en cette affaire que celle des Scandales de Lundi et de son compte de dépôt chez Dentu, ainsi qu'à propos de l'édition de romans à 60 centimes [etc.] Contentieux : Calmann-Lévy : Réclamation relative au titre d'un volume de Mme Carette, "L'Outrage", 9 mai 1885. M. Sauvaître n'en a rien dit à [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Co-relations and their measurement, chiefly from anthropometric data" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 45, 1888, pp. 135-145

      - FIRST EDITION OF FRANCIS GALTON'S DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION OF WHAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS THE CORRELATION COEFFICIENT. After examining correlations in forearm and height measurements and noticing "a common thread in three different scientific problems he was studying", Galton "demonstrated its application in the study of heredity, anthropology, and psychology" (Project Euclid; Wikipedia). Galton was a cousin of Charles Darwin's, and in 1884 he founded the Anthropometric Laboratory, there gathering data through the physical measurement of hundreds of people. "Galton however, was not merely interested in physical characteristics, as he claimed that intelligence is inherited. To demonstrate this, he needed a method to show the intelligence of one generation was "co-related" to that of the previous generation, so that he might argue for the causal relationship: children acquired intelligence from their parents. Fortunately, Galton understood that the scientific value of such a method required it be developed apart from the study of human mental characteristics, which were difficult to quantify in numerical measurements. He developed the ideas of correlation and regression in the study of sweet peas and human physical characteristics. Three papers presented these new concepts and their first methods of calculation: "Regression towards mediocrity in hereditary stature" (1885), "Family likeness in stature" (1886), and "Co-relations and their measurement, chiefly from anthropometric data." [this paper]? In this work, Galton defines correlation: 'Two variable organs are said to be co-related when the variation of the one is accompanied on the average by more or less variation of the other, and in the same direction. It is easy to see that co-relation must be the consequence of the variations of the two organs being partly due to common causes. If they were in no respect due to common causes, the co-relation would be nil'(Galton, "Co-relations", 135).Galton's definition reveals the properties of the correlation coefficient. It is a measure of strength of a linear relationship; the closer it is to 1, the closer two variables can be predicted from one another by a linear equation. It is a measure of direction: a positive correlation indicates X, Y increase together; a negative correlation indicates one decreases as the other increases. Note that Galton does not claim that co-relation implies cause-effect (it would be absurd for one to assume the size of one organ determined the size of another) (Brutlag, The Development of Correlation and Association in Statistics, 2007). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis. Complete volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). [4], x, [614], xi, [7]. Ex-libris with two stamps on the title page, a few within, and no exterior markings whatsoever. Ten plates and In-text tables and illustrations throughout. Handsomely rebound in half calf over aged marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered at the spine. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; each compartment gilt tooled. Marbled text block. Bright and clean throughout. Near fine condition in every way.

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        The Survey of Western Palestine. The Fauna and Flora of Palestine

      The Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, London 1884 - (11 x 8 1/2 inches). 20 lithographed plates (13 hand coloured). Contemporary half dark blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others panelled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt Provenance: Duke of Westminster (armorial bookplate, stamp in gilt on top compartment of spine) A lovely copy of the first edition with hand coloured plates: from the library of the Duke of Westminster. This monumental work on the fauna and flora of the region includes the plates of mammals and birds beautifully hand-coloured, most lithographed by J. Smit. "An account of the natural products of Palestine, based chiefly on the author's own observations and collections secured during four visits to the country. In the section on birds 348 species are enumerated, with the addition of brief notes on their occurrence and geographical distribution" (Anker). Nissen ZBI 417; Anker 510. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night [with] Tales from the Arabic, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp

      London: London: Printed for Subscribers Only (Athenaeum Publishing) [The Villon Society], 1884. Octavo, 13 volumes. Finely bound in magnificent full brown morocco inlaid with red, green and black with a central arabesque design to the front and rear panels of each, elaborate gilt-floriate borders and tooling, gilt titles to the spine, with green and blue inlaid morocco doublures bordered and stamped in gilt, silk endpapers. Limited edition, this being copy "A" of 26 copies. With 21 original engravings by Lalauze. Additionally bound with two states of the seventy illustrations of Albert Letchford, seventy of which are hand-colored. These volumes comprise The Book of The Thousand Nights (9 vols.) Tales of the Arabic (3 vols.) and Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp (1 vol.). Minor edgewear; rubbing to raised bands , some vols.; hinges slightly cracked.

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        Naïs Micoulin

      first edition. One of 100 numbered copies on Holland paper. # 89.Binding half black morocco signed Bellevallée corners. Gilt title and date. Back to Jansenist nerves. Golden head. wrappers and back preserved and bound in. copy not cut down. Very nice copy. G. Charpentier & Cie Paris 1884 In-12 (13x19cm) relié

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        Le Capitaine Fracasse. 3 Tomes

      Bibliotheque Artistique; Librairie des Bibliophiles 1884 - 3 volume set. Glorious full blue Moroccan leather. Gilt ruled. All edges gilt. Glit dentelle and tooling. 5 raised bands. Fine binding. Front hinge of vol. 1 rebacked. Silk patterned end pages. In blue slip case. Edge wear to box. Altogether quite gorgeous, see our pictures. Hardcover. Clean, unmarked pages. Extremely limited edition, one of 25 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 type-faces 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 with gold ribbon ties intact. Fine, with only minor foxing to pages of larger volume and minor soiling to vellum. Covetable, indeed. Rare prospectus laid in. (Bondy, p. 149; Bromer/Edison, p. 186; Welsh 6857). (1 5/8 by 1 1/16; 41x26mm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Zanzibar, 3. VIII. 1884. - 4to (240 x 190 mm). 8 pp. on two double-leaf stationery, watermarked "Original Malling Mill Kent". To "my dear Smith": "It is most pleasing to see here the S[lave] T[rade] is driven back [.] In fact Kilwa now seems the saintly place [.] If this scarcity of food and failure of crops extends far inland we shall have the population begging to be sold. Mafia [Island] may take in slaves but it is so near the mainland that no person on earth could prevent it while the institute exists - but is their demand enough on Mafia for any great number of slaves? Boette and coconuts are its chief exports. When you go there visit Kisiwani [.] where corals are washed out of the bank in thousands [.] The Kilwa ruling family fled at one time it is mentioned in the old Kilwa chronicle. Did these old Kilwa kings [grow?] nothing but coffee & do the Bavarians buy up the silver and gold? Native traders are no fools and if gold & silver is ever found I would gladly pay a little over the value of the metal to settle a few permits [.] If you see your way I think a trip south should may be time well spent. I daren't visit the Kilwa people (Indians) [.] I feel sure the end of the land S[lave] T[rade] is further south and the local demand must be very great. I have little faith in estimates made on short experience, so often a man takes the one month or two when slaves are brought down and multiplies it by twelves for the year's estimate. One thing is to find out the caravan men [.]". - Written during the Berlin Conference of 1884/1885 which regulated European colonisation and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power, Kirk discusses trade of slaves, as well as gold and silver, the latter mainly in reference to Germans. He suggests that slave trade activity is diminishing near Kilwa due to British abolition efforts, though not as much further south. He then presents theories on estimating the numbers of slaves captured. Also interesting and infrequently documented, he presents concern respecting slavery on Mafia Island. [In the mid-1820s, the town of Kua on Juani Island, the southernmost of the Mafia archipelago, was attacked by Sakalava cannibals arriving from Madagascar with 80 canoes, who ate many of the locals and took the rest into slavery. Under a treaty of 1890, Germany took control of Mafia and constructed the buildings still evident on Chole Island.] - The recipient of the letter, identified as 'Smith', may be Sir Charles Euan-Smith, a Colonel in the British Army who in 1887 he would be appointed Her Majesty's Agent and Consul-General for the Dominions of the Sultan of Zanzibar. [In February 1890 the Sultan died and Euan-Smith took advantage of the situation to persuade the new Sultan, Ali bin Said, that Zanzibar should be a British protectorate. This resulted in the so-called Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty of July 1890 in which Germany and the United Kingdom agreed on territorial interests in East Africa.]. - By 1868 Omani traders of Zanzibar had long since driven the Portuguese out and Kilwa had been a leading Arab center of the East African slave trade for more than a century. Thriving European plantation economies as close as Mauritius and as far away as Brazil perpetuated the nefarious trade. Kilwa was eventually absorbed into the Sultanate of Zanzibar (1841-1884) which controlled the lion's share of the East African trade. Zanzibar attracted the attention of European imperial and anti-slavery interests which forced the Sultan to close its then-famous slave market in 1873. To this end, the Sultan Bargash signed an edict making slavery illegal and imprisoned the Governor of Kilwa. Even so, the trade for a time remained brisk and a slave was allegedly sold there as late as 1935. Kilwa was part of the colony of German East Africa from 1886 to 1918. - Sir John Kirk (1832-1922) was a Scottish physician, naturalist, explorer, and British administrator in Zanzibar. He accompanied [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      London, Chatto and Windus, 1884., 1884. First Edition. Precedes the American first edition. Octavo; pp. (xvi), 438; [32], publisher's catalogue dated October 1884. With 174 illustrations. Original red pictorial cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board, decorative end-papers. Rebacked, with original spine laid down. Some wear to corners, darkening to spine, some discoulour to lower cover. Internally very clean. A presentable and inexpensive copy of this landmark first edition. Twain was a humorist, but this picture of Mississippi life is profoundly moral and still incredibly influential; the classic tale of a boy's picaresque raft journey down river conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. Beneath Huck's exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents of slavery and adult control, which threaten his deep and enduring friendship with the runaway slave Jim. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]. BMC No261, p90-93.

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        History of Arizona Territory Showing It's Resources and Advantages; with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, &c.

      San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott, 1884. - 4to., (13 4/8 x 10 2/8 inches). Folding coloured lithographed map loosely inserted (a bit browned at the edges), coloured lithographed map of the "Geological Formations in Arizona", and 62 lithographed plates. Original black roan backed black cloth, gilt and blind (worn). First edition. A magnificently illustrated history of Arizona, from Spanish ownership to the 1880s. Detailing the topography, geography, geology, botany, zoology, and settlements, transport routes, biographical sketches of important citizens, schools, and 'pleasure resorts', all described and illustrated. Howes A310. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the same Species

      London: John Murray, 1884. xxiv, 352, 15 text figs. 8vo. HB. Orig. publisher's green cloth. Small bookseller's label to end-paper 'J. Flockhart, Greenock'. Exceptionally fine copy.. Third thousand, with a preface by Francis Darwin updating the subject since the previous printing of 1880. [Freeman 1281]..

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