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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 Maharajah Duleep Singh and the Government. A Narrative.

      London: Printed by the Ballatyne Press "For Private Circulation", 1884 - Octavo. Original black pebble-grained skiver over flexible boards, title gilt to the front cover, single fillet blind panel to both covers, all edges gilt, grey-blue decorative endpapers. Just a little rubbed at the extremities, endpapers lightly browned, a scatter of light foxing front and back, but overall a very good copy indeed. First edition, decidedly uncommon, just 5 copies on Copac, OCLC adding perhaps 8 more. The child king Duleep Singh, (1838–1893), maharajah of Lahore,was carried into exile following defeat in the Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848–9), converting to Christianity in 1854, obtaining a royal audience and becoming "an immediate success" with the Queen, and eventually settling in Elveden, Suffolk with Bamba Müller, his "part-Ethiopian, part-German" (ODNB) wife, who he had met in Cairo when returning from his mother's funeral in India; "Duleep Singh loved Elveden and rebuilt the church, cottages, and the school. His fame as a shooter of game was revived in the grounds of the great estate". However, "amid European glamour, the spirit that had tasted sovereignty was hibernating somewhere in the mind of Duleep Singh. Prompted initially by his mother, then by his cousin Thakur Singh Sandhanwalia, and finally by the supposed prophecies of the tenth Sikh guru, Duleep Singh began a battle with the British government asserting the illegality of the annexation of the Punjab, and he demanded to be reinstated as maharaja. In 1886 he tried to return to India to place himself as the prophesied head of the Sikh people, but was arrested at Aden. Here he was received back into the Sikh faith". From Paris, he made himself the centre of various plots to overthrow British rule in the Punjab, scheming with Russian and Irish revolutionaries to force the Khyber Pass, but all of these conspiracies came to nothing. Increasingly dogged by ill health, he sought a reconciliation with Victoria, who "responded with a full pardon through the secretary of state on 1 August 1890". He died in Paris in 1893, and was carried back to his beloved Elveden and buried in the graveyard of St Andrew's and St Patrick's Church. The present work was part of his campaign for reinstatement to the throne, and was distributed solely to those who he felt could be of influence to that end. It was "compiled, partly from historical sources, and partly from private information and documents furnished" by Duleep Singh himself, and encompasses a sketch of the early history of the Punjab; a biographical narrative of the Maharajah; and an explanation "of the peculiar Relations in which the Maharajah stands towards the Government, and the causes of the differences between them". An excellent copy of this fragile, fugitive, and highly desirable work. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)

      London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1884. First UK Edition. First Impression, first state, with publisher's catalog dated 'October, 1884.' Octavo; publisher's red 'S' cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and black on spine and front cover; [i]-xvi, 438, 32pp ads; illus. Thin split along front hinge, though binding is still sound and firm; spine ends gently nudged, with a hint of sunning to spine; a Near Fine copy, with the gilt still bright and the pictorial elements unrubbed. Housed in a custom clamshell case. A presentable copy of Twain's most enduring work - the quintessential American novel. BAL 3414.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Piccadilly, Chatto and Windus. 1884., 1884. FIRST UK EDITION, 8vo. Fully bound in deep red morocco, title in gilt to spine with five raised bands with gilt ornament, all edges gilt; gilt rule to boards; housed in a protective cloth slipcase. With a grand total of 174 amusing illustrations, including a full page image of Huckleberry Finn as frontispiece, protected by a tissue guard. Publisher's original boards bound in at rear. Fine. Twain was a humorist, but this picture of Mississippi life is profoundly moral and still incredibly influential. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]. BMC No261, p90-93.

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        The Works of Lord Tennyson

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1884., 1884. 10 volumes; 8vo (H: 7¼ x L: 11 inches). Finely bound for Sotheran in contemporary green half morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles to spines and gilt entwined monograms to compartments; marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece of the author to vol.I. Light rubbing to extremities. Text clear. A beautiful, very decorative set in an old leather binding.

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        Le capitaine Fracasse

      Librairie des Bibliophiles 1884 - - Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris 1884, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (, reliés. - Edition en premier tirage. Un des 150 exemplaires sur grand papier. Exemplaire N°48 sur papier Whatman Illustré de 14 eaux-fortes tirées en 4 états, dont 2 sur japon y compris pour le frontispice. Couvertures conservées. Reliure en demi maroquin chocolat à coins signé Mercier. Dos à nerfs orné de multiples caissons. Tête dorée. Couvertures conservées roussies. Tirages sur papier japon portant des rousseurs très pâles éparses marginales. Magnifique exemplaire dans un état réellement superbe. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition first t Irage. A Jan. 50 copies on large paper. Copy # 48 of Whatman Illustrated January 4 etchings drawn in 4 states, including 2 of Japan including the frontispiece. Covers preserved. Binding half morocco chocolate corners signed Mercier. Back with nerves decorated with multiple chambers. Golden head. Scorched blankets. Prints on Japanese paper with very pale foxing marginal sparse. Beautiful copy in a truly superb condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Las Bienandanças e Fortunas que escribió., estando preso en su torre de Sant Martín de Muñatones. .

      1884. Librería de Gabriel Sánchez. 1884 - Establecimiento Tipográfico de E. Cuesta. Madrid. Edición limitada y numerada de 200 ejemplares (ejemplar nº 15). 1 Vol. . Anteportada+portada+8 H.+98 folios (facsímil)+67 H. Folio Imperial. Medio pergamino con puntas. Historia de España (Edad Media), Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (General) . Primera edición de la primera crónica histórica de Vizcaya, escrita por el encartado Lope García de Salazar durante su encierro en el Castillo de Muñatones, en el municipio vizcaíno de Muskiz. Comprende los libros XXII al XXV de la obra de Lope, los relativos a la historia del País Vasco, que incluyen la narración del origen del Señorío de Vizcaya mediante la leyenda de Jaun Zuria. Se trata de una reproducción calcográfica facsimilar del códice existente en la Real Academia de la Historia, hecha por Maximiliano Camarón, restaurador de la Biblioteca Nacional, quien lo reprodujo caligráficamente en planchas de grabado a dos tintas. Contiene una introducción de G. Sánchez y un interesante prólogo histórico de Antonio de Trueba titulado Bosquejo biográfico de Lope García de Salazar, además de la trascripción exacta de la obra impresa en tipografía. Obra crucial para la historia del País Vasco y libro de gran rareza por su corta tirada.

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        Kapital und Kapitalzins. Erste Abteilung. Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorieen. [Zweite Abtheilung. Positive Theorie des Kapitales.]

      Innsbruck: Verlag der Wagner'schen Universitäts-Buchhandlung,, 1884-1889. 2 volumes bound in one, octavo (214 × 135 mm). Contemporary pebbled grain cloth, spine direct-lettered gilt, preserved in a custom made cloth backed box. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery Ownership inscription of Philip H. Wicksteed to the initial blank recto of the first title-page, with his printed bookplate to the front pastedown. Later library stamps of the British Library of Political Science and Newcastle University Library, with cancellation. Rear board detached, spine frayed at head and foot, short horizontal split , and joints worn. One or two sections sprung, blank corner of one leaf torn away, text unaffected, natural printing flaw affecting two letters of another leaf. Edges lightly browned and a little brittle, as usual with books of this period. Withal a very good copy with a very good association. Scarce first edition of the chief work of Böhm-Bawerk's life, a copy with a marked provenance. First owned by Philip Wicksteed, with his ownership inscription dated 1886 on the first leaf and with his bookplate. The volume subsequently passed to the British Library of Political Science, from there to the Armstrong College Library in Newcastle, and thence to the University of Newcastle. There are a small number of stamps recording the book's moves, mostly small, and in the blank margins of leaves. "A monument of creative analysis and a mile-stone on the road of our science, this work presents a series of critiques of theories of interest, each a piece of theoretical cabinet work, each a work of art unequalled in its perfection. The book does not give descriptions of the social and historical milieu in which each theory originated. Nor are there any philosophical embroideries or synthetic substitutes for explanation. Even the history of thought in the field of its central topic takes second place. The author limits himself to one of many possible tasks: he concentrates on one theory of interest after another, considering in each case only its substantive content. This content he reformulates with masterful perception, appraises its essentials with an unflinching eye, using only a few simple but decisive arguments. With a minimum of effort, following the straightest possible line, and with the most graceful elegance, he dispatches one theory after another; and - after having carefully exposed the cause of the disaster - he continues on his way without losing another word, or indeed without saying one word too many. There is no book from which one could learn better how to seize firmly on the essentials and how to ignore the irrelevant. And then, everything having been so methodically and conscientiously prepared, there appeared, as the second volume of Kapital und Kapitalzins, Die positive Theorie des Kapitals... This was, despite the suggestion of a narrower content in the title, a comprehensive analysis of the economic process, the work of his life, the most personal product of his efforts. Whatever views future generations may hold of the separate links in the chain of his thought, they can never fail to admire the magnificent design, the grandiose élan of the whole work. It is in any case quite certain that this was an effort to scale the greatest heights that economics permits, and that the achievement actually reached a level where only a few lofty peaks are to be found" (J.A. Schumpeter, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk in: Ten Great Economists, (1956), pp. 152-3).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul").

      Wohl Straßburg, 16. V. 1884.. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten über die letzte Bootsfahrt seines Sohnes Eduard: "[...] am Montag wollte er zu uns zurückkehren. Im April wollte ich mit ihm nach Stettin reisen, um ihn dort der kaiserl. Schiffswerfte anzuvertrauen. Ein unüberwindlicher, dämonischer Zug und Trieb hatte ihn stets zum Wasser geführt und beherrscht. Er sollte uns nicht mehr sehen. Mit meinem s. z. Grönländerkahn hatte der Verwegene über den Rhein gese[t]zt [...] und bei dem Hochwasser überschwemmten Damme schlug der Kahn um, er fand festen Boden unter den Füßen. Hätte er ausgeharrt, bis 3 Freunde im nahen Segelboot ihn erreicht haben würden [...] Aber mit vermessnem Muthe stieg er nochmals in den kleinen Kahn, nochmals schlug derselbe um und jetzt versank er in dem Strom um nicht mehr aufzutauchen. Bis zur Stunde ist seine Leiche noch nicht gefunden. 25 Jahre Sorgen um den einzigen Sohn liegen in dem Fluthen begraben [...]". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in Gedichte in allerlei Humoren (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE).

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        A PERILOUS SECRET

      1884. In Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1884. Original floral-pattern red brocaded sateen-damask cloth. First English Edition (not actually published until March 1885, due to Reade's death in April 1884; Harper's wrappered American edition did, however, come out in 1884). Reade wrote this stirring novel -- his last -- by adapting the play he and Henry Pettitt had written years earlier, "Love and Money."~By 1884 the multi-volume format (like the lending libraries that demanded it) was on its way out, so that publishers -- especially Bentley -- created bindings of ever-increasing flamboyance in an effort to sell books; this title is no exception, with its elegant bright red sateen-damask cloth brocaded with a jacquard floral design.~Condition is near-fine (spines slightly darkened, the delicate cloth with just minor wear at the extremities). Parrish pp 271-272; Sadleir 2012; not in Wolff.

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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 David Livingstone on his second Zambesi expedition from 1858 to 1863. In 1873 Kirk was made the first British Agent and Consul General of Zanzibar, where he eventually convinced the Sultan of Zanzibar to ban the highly lucrative slave trade. He held this post until he returned to England in 1887. He was also a keen botanist, highly regarded by Sir William Hooker, Joseph Dalton Hooker and William Thistleton-Dyer. After the death of Livingston, Kirk pledged to continue Livingston's work to end the East African slave trade. For years he negotiated with the ruler of Zanzibar, Sultan Bargash, gaining his confidence and promising to help enrich the East African domain through legitimate commerce. The Sultan officially banned slave trading in 1873, but it would continue. In 1881 Kirk decided to post a vice-consul, Mr. Jack Haggard to Lamu, Kenya. By 1885, the region was larger and more profitable, his endeavours becoming ever more challenging. Unfortunately, after the Berlin Conference, the British Government forced Kirk as British Consul in Zanzibar to drop the Sultan as part of the "Scramble for Africa". - In 1873, British agent John Kirk by threatening to blockade Zanzibar got Sayyid Barghash ibn Sa'id to sign a treaty banning the slave trade by sea and promising to protect all liberated slaves. On 5 March, the Sultan passed a decree prohibiting the export of slaves from main land and closing of slave market at Zanzibar. Zanzibar slave market was to be closed within 24 hours. In 1875 Sayyid Barghash visited Queen Victoria in England, and in 1876 he proclaimed that conveyance of slaves by land was prohibited nor could slave caravans approach the coast from the interior. Riots broke out in Mombasa against the freed-slave work of the missions, and at Kilwa slave-traders hid 6,000 slaves near the coast. In 1876 the Sultan decreed that no slaves were to be transported overland. Kirk persuaded Barghash to raise an army, and in 1877 Lt. William Lloyd Mathews was appointed to drill the recruits. Slave-trading continued until the Sultan put the Governor of Kilwa in prison. Kirk estimated that during the 1870s about 10,000 slaves a year crossed the Juba River into Somaliland. As the slave trade eventually declined, the export of rubber, cloves, and ivory greatly increased. In 1907 slavery was finally abolished entirely in Zanzibar and Pemba. Kirk died in 1922 at the age of 90.

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        Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia and also A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines

      London: M. Walbrook, 1884. Octavo, original blue cloth with gilt title. A copy from the personal library of the Earl of Derby with his armorial bookplate and the following extensive inscription by the author: 'About the year 1841, during a leave of absence, I had the honour of an interview with the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Derby at the Colonial Office. The subjects introduced had reference, chiefly to the state of the Colony of Western Australia, the Colonists and the Aboriginal races. It is a singular and interesting coincidence, that after the lapse of so many years, a pleasing opportunity should he afforded to me, and that I should be still enabled to avail myself of it, to present to his son, another Rt. Hon. Earl of Derby, Secretary of State for the Colonial Department, a Book of mine, bearing strongly on the subjects alluded to above. May I hope for your kindly acceptance of it. G.F. Moore, 8 Brompton Square, South Kensington, 15 September 1884.'.

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        The Raven

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. First American edition. Fine/Near Fine. A Fine copy of the book, beautifully preserved in original(?) plain paper dust wrapper and illustrated box. Bright and unworn, with the only flaw to mention some offsetting between two blanks where it appears some flowers were pressed. Complete with all 27 illustrations, as called for. All all tissue guards with figure legends issued are present. The plain paper dust wrapper is Near Fine with a few small chips and tears, but generally well-preserved. We have seen no other copy in a similar dust wrapper, but all indications are that it was issued by the publisher. In the original publisher's blue, paper-covered box with titles and illustrations in red ink. Box cover archivally and sympathetically repaired, cover spotted. We can trace just two copies in the original publisher's box at auction. A book that regularly turns up bruised and battered, this is the finest copy that we have seen. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        Marie Ou Le Mouchoir Bleu. Notice Littéraire Par Adolphe Racot. Six Compositions Par De Sta Gravées Par Abot.

      Librairie L. Conquet, Paris 1884 - XXXIX - 12pp y 4 láminas, más dos ilustraciones en el texto. Edición de 200 ejemplares sobre gran papel vélin. Encuadernación de época a media piel con puntas. =Dedicatoria autógrafa de Adolphe Racot a Francis Magnard, ambos grandes periodistas franceses. Size: 8ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical and Practical Guide to Art Illustration

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1884. Octavo. (viii), 224, (12), 32pp. First edition. With twenty-four specimens illustrative of various printing processes. These include chromolithography, zincography, photoglyptie, Ives process photo-relief, heliogravure, and others. Writing at a time of great technical advances in mechanical reproduction of images, Hodson provides an overview of each process, as well as "practical directions" and methods for executing them. This book is considered a significant work in the field of graphic arts processes, and because of its technical content, was likely heavily used by the many practitioners of the period. Nice copies are therefore quite difficult to find. Apart from occasional light internal foxing, this is a nearly fine copy in publisher's blind-stamped pebbled cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine.

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        Les Vieilles Actrices

      aris- Librairie des Auteurs Modernes 1884 - A scarce first collected edition of these two works by J. Barbey D'Aurevilly. In the original French. Jules-Amedee Barbey D'Aurevilly was a French novelist and short story writer and was particularly noted for his mystery tales. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with original paper wraps bound in. Binding signed by E Bonleurel. Externally, very smart with some light rubbing in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean. Original paper wraps slightly soiled. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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