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        Bel ami & Yvette - Germinal & La joie de vivre In La Vie Populaire : année EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La Vie populaire, 1884. Fine. La Vie populaire, Paris 3 Janvier 1884 au 31 Décembre 1885, 24x33cm, 208 fascicules reliés en 4 volumes. - first editions of this magazine illustrated bi-weekly serials are engaged in unpublished, are previously published texts of the most illustrious writers of the late siècle.bindings half shagreen cherry back with five nerves decorated nets with small cold traces of rubbing, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards cover illustrated preserved bindings of époque.Riches contributions including those of E. Zola with full supplies of "Germinal" N ° 131 to # 163 and "joie de vivre", G. de Maupassant with full supplies of "Bel Ami" and "Yvette", with A. Daudet "Sappho" from No. 45 to No. 57, JK Huysmans E. Bourges with "Under the ax" unpublished novel, Tolstoy, P. Arena, P. Bourget, O. Mirbeau, C. Monselet, J. Lorrain, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, I. Turgenev ... nice and rare collection despite a few minor foxing. --- 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] Editions originales de cette revue bi-hebdomadaire illustrée livrant en feuilletons soient des inédits, soient des textes précédemment publiés des auteurs les plus illustres de cette fin de siècle. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets à froid comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture illustrés conservés, reliures de l'époque. Riches contributions dont celles de E. Zola avec les livraisons complètes de "Germinal" du N°131 au N°163 et de "La joie de vivre", G. de Maupassant avec les livraisons complètes de "Bel ami" et "Yvette", A. Daudet avec "Sapho" du N°45 au N°57, J.K. Huysmans, E. Bourges avec "Sous la hache" roman inédit, L. Tolstoï, P. Arène, P. Bourget, O. Mirbeau, C. Monselet, J. Lorrain, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, I. Tourgueneff... Agréable et rare ensemble malgré quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Life and Works of Charlotte Brontë and Her Sisters

      London: Smith, Elder & Co,, 1884?-5. [Including:] Jane Eyre; Shirley; Villette; The Professor: with Poems; Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; and The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Mrs Gaskell. 7 volumes, octavo (190 x 130 mm). Contemporary red half calf, spines elaborately gilt in compartments with brown and green morocco labels to each, marbled sides ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispieces, vignette titles, 23 plates and one facsimile manuscript. Boards lightly rubbed, occasional faint spot to contents. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of the illustrated works of the Brontë sisters. Smith, Elder, & Co. were the original publishers of Jane Eyre, the novel which made the younger Smith's reputation almost overnight in 1847, and changed the direction of the firm toward the literary output for which it was famous during the latter 19th-century.

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        Treasure Island

      London, Paris & New York : Cassell & Company, 1884. Book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, viii,292pp, 4pp catalogue, half title present. Bound in original publishers green cloth, with gilt title lettering. Professionally restored, recased, repair to head and tail of spine, cloth lightly creased, bumped in places, cloth rubbed on edges of boards, with slight wear loss. . Generally a good clean firm binding. Internally, some light spotting. Pages in good condition. A nice copy. . Second Edition. Publishers Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

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        I Say No

      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - First edition, with half-titles. [vi], 295, [1], 32 (catalogue dated March 1884); [vi], 296; [vi], 324 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. A mystery with an heroine becoming a detective, telling the true story of her father's death. The plot relies heavily on coincidence and, as in The Law and the Lady, a supposed murder turns out to have been suicide. Parrish & Miller, p. 117; Wolff 1358 Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Some light soiling and edgewear to text [vi], 295, [1], 32 (catalogue dated March 1884); [vi], 296; [vi], 324 pp. 3 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journals of Australian Explorations

      Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1884. Octavo, a very good copy in the original blind-stamped and gilt lettered green cloth,a few inked marginalia, endpapers slightly spotted. A handsome copy of the complete edition of the journals of eight expeditions undertaken by the Gregory brothers in Western, Northern and Central Australia between 1846 and 1861. This was the first comprehensive publication of the Gregory journals, many of which had not been printed before in their entirety.The Gregory brothers played an important role in the history of exploration in Western Australia, and Augustus also led expeditions further afield into unmapped regions of the continent. In 1855, on Governor FitzRoy's recommendation, Augustus Gregory was selected by the British Government to lead the North Australian Exploring Expedition. The party of eighteen included his brother Henry as second-in-command, the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, and the naturalist and artist Thomas Baines. Starting from the mouth of the Victoria River in August 1855, Gregory covered over five thousand miles in his sixteen-month expedition opening up vast areas for pastoral settlement. He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society on his return and is one of the greatest inland Australian explorers. In 1858 Gregory made one further expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt and his party, but was forced by drought to abandon the search. This book includes material related to the search. Australian Rare Books, 190a; Ferguson, 10075.

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta

      Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston. First American Edition.. Excellent condition. Only very minor signs of external wear. Exlibris of "The Reynolds Library" (1884) in Rochester (State of New York) with a giftsignature from Dr. William S. Ely. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this original condition. . First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Original blindstamped publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and the beautifully blindstamped initials of the publishers Lindsay and Blakiston on front and rear boards. Excellent condition. Only very minor signs of external wear. Exlibris of "The Reynolds Library" (1884) in Rochester (State of New York) with a giftsignature from Dr. William S. Ely. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this original condition. William Stokes (1 October 1804 ?- 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases ?- A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) ?- as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne?-Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes?-Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta ?- and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874?-76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Chatto & Windus Picadilly, 1884. Hardcover. Good. 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 front board. Shelf wear, owner inscription at the endpaper, age toning. Writing in pen on page xi, spine lightly rolled.

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        La Syrie d'aujourd'hui Voyages dans la Phénicie le Liban et la Judée 1875 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1884. Fine. Hachette & Cie, Paris 1884, 25,5x34,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 364 gravures dont certaines d'après des photographies originales de Bonfils ainsi que de 9 cartes. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein chagrin polychrome, dos lisse orné de motifs décoratifs dorés et arabisants, plats ornementés d'une grande plaque à motifs décoratifs polychromes signée de A. Souze, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches dorées. Quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité, une petite déchirure en tête de la garde en regard de la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire.

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        A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson

      Boston: Little, Brown. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1884. First Edition. Original Wraps. Original plain card-stock wrappers in the publisher's printed japanese-vellum french-fold cover, all in the publisher's green-gray printed dust-wrapper; pp. 141. Front wrapper chipped, front hinge starting, else clean and bright; the japanese-vellum cover has a long tear to the rear panel, with a chip out; the outer jacket is in two pieces, with a long tear matching that on the inner jacket, and is chipped along the edges, flaps detached, the rear flap missing altogether, the front flap laid in; Also contains "Matthew Arnold's Lecture on Emerson," reprinted from the Boston "Daily Advertiser" of December 11, 1883 .

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        CALENDAR FOR 1884

      George Routledge & Sons, London/NY 1884 - color illustrated calendar for 1884, illustrated cover sheet has few repairs to corners, four variants of calendars dated for 1884 January - December each color illustated by Kate Greenaway with the fourth calendar giving days of events for the year, complete with original envelope, very good housed within green cloth chemise [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Russian Travellers in Mongolia and China

      London: Chapman & Hall, Limited,, 1884. Translated by J. Gordon-Cumming. 2 volumes octavo. Original green sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine and to the front board with panelling and decoration in black, brown surface-paper endpapers. Numerous steel-engraved illustrations to the text from Piassetsky's sketches, many of them full-page. Slightly rubbed, and a little shaken, top corners clipped from the title page of volume I, and the front free endpaper of volume II, light browning, very good. First edition in English, first published in St. Petersburg in 1880, a French translation was issued in 1883. The only record of Colonel Sosnovsky's scientific and economic expedition across Siberia to Lake Baikal and Mongolia of 1874-5. "They were among the first explorers to cross the entire Gobi Desert to Barkul and Lanjou, and took a circuitous route to Peking and Shanghai before returning to Mongolia again through the desert" (Catalogue Chine, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 2009). Piassetsky was expedition artist, and was also responsible for the taxidermy of natural history specimens, other members included the cartographer Z. Matusovsky, and the photographer A.E. Boyarsky, whose remarkable archive of early images of the region were collected in a volume of the Caught in Time photographic archive series. An attractive and important book, uncommon in the cloth. Gift inscriptions to the artist Henry Scott Tuke from his mother in both volumes.

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        STRANGE STORIES

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

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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 the 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 gouache flower portraits 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 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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        PIANO GENERALE DELLA CITTA’ DI TORINO. Coll’indicazione dei piani regolatori degli ingrandimenti. Compilato per cura dell’Ufficio Tecnico Municipale.

      Torino, nella Litografia F.lli Doyen, 1884. Grandissima carta telata (cm. 157,5 x 137) litografata a colori, suddivisa in 48 rettangoli di cm. 25,5x16,3 l?'uno, in Scala 1: 4.000. Nella parte inferiore: Indice delle vie, vicoli, corsi, piazze, giardini pubblici, chiese e teatri. Sul lato sinistro sono elencati: stabilimenti ed uffizi pubblici - altezza di alcuni punti principali sul livello del mare La bella carta è contenuta in astuccio, in cartonato moderno. Con uniformi arross., peraltro ben conservata.

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        An English Version of The Eclogues of Virgil

      London: Seeley & Company 1884. Second edition. xv, 102 pp. Publisher's green cloth with decorative gilt design & lettering to front board. Cloth slightly marked & edgeworn. Feps darkened. Half-title and title page in red & black. With fourteen tissue-guarded plates, including five etchings. Palmer died in 1881 and this work was completed by his son, including finishing the work on the etchings. A VG copy. . Very Good. Cloth. Second Edition. 1884. Quarto.

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        History of the English People: Volume I: Early England 449-1071, Foreign Kings 1071-1214, The Charter 1204-1291, The Parliament 1307-1461; Volume II: The Monarchy 1461-1540, The Reformation 1540-1603; Volume III: Puritan England 1603-1660, The Revolution 1660-1688; Volume IV: The Revolution 1683-1760, Modern England 1760-1815; Volume V: The Making of England; Volume VI: The Conquest of England [Volumes 1-6] Six Volumes.

      Published by Macmillan & Co., London -1886. 6 Volumes. 1884/1886. - Uniform matching hard back binding by Rivière and Son for Henry Sotheran, polished smooth brown morocco leather, raised bands with twin gilt title and volume detail lettering labels to the spines, gilt tooling between the bands, triple lines to front and rear board edges, wide gilt dentelles, gilt knurled edges, top edges gilt, marble paper end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains some double-page colour maps, single page monochrome maps and portraits. Smart bookplate to each front paste down, Volume VI with some light pencil notes to some margins, spines slightly faded. Heavy set. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENGLISH HISTORY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Limited Edition

      David Douglas, Edinburgh 1884 - viii, 286pp. 36 plates. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with minor abrasion on lower board. Spotting to page ends. Book-plate on paste-down. Teg Half leather marbled board cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Klinger, Max. - Ein Leben (Opus VIII). - Blatt XI. - "In die Gosse!".

      . Radierung / Aquatinta & Kaltnadel, auf gelblichem Kupferdruckpapier, 1884. Von Max Klinger. 19,0 x 16,9 cm (Darstellung) / 21,0 x 18,9 cm (Platte) / 48 x 35,5 cm (Blatt). Singer 136 VI (von VI). Rechts unter der Darstellung in der Platte gestochene Signatur: "MAX KLINGER". Links und rechts oben bezeichnet: "OP. VIII / XI". - Kaum merkliche winzige Fleckchen im äußeren Rand. Sonst sehr gut erhalten. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben?. Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn..

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Th. Fontane").

      Berlin, 9. I. 1884. - 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An "Hochgeehrte Herren": "Ihnen für die Einladungskarte zum Festkommers am 18. herzlichst dankend, spreche ich zugleich mein Bedauern aus daran nicht Theil nehmen zu können. Kränklich und zu sehr 'alter Herr' reichen die Kräfte für solche Extra's nicht mehr aus [.]". - Leicht braunfleckig; von alter Sammlerhand in Bleistift bezeichnet.

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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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        Das Kaiserreich Ostindien und die angrenzenden Gebirgsländer.

      Jena, Costenoble, 1884. - Nach den Reisen der Brüder Schlagintweit und anderer Forscher dargestellt. Dem Andenken an Hermann von Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski gewidmet. Mit 12 getönten Holzschnittafeln, vielen Textholzschnitten, XII, 639 Seiten, Halbleinenband der Zeit, 22 x 15 cm, Einband leicht berieben, hinteres Vorsatzblatt fehlt, innen sauber.

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

      Hachette & Cie 1884 - - Hachette & Cie, Paris 1884, 25,5x34,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale illustrée de 364 gravures dont certaines d'après des photographies originales de Bonfils ainsi que de 9 cartes. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein chagrin polychrome, dos lisse orné de motifs décoratifs dorés et arabisants, plats ornementés d'une grande plaque à motifs décoratifs polychromes signée de A. Souze, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches dorées. Quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité, une petite déchirure en tête de la garde en regard de la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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