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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE anno VII

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1884. INTERLINGUE 0,47 In latino e greco, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, tagli non allineati e non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli neri, ingiallita al dorso, con lieve usura ai bordi e strappetti al piede ed alla cima USATO

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        Life in the Soudan:

      London: Remington & Co.,, 1884. Adventures amongst the Tribes, and Travels in Egypt, in 1881 and 1882. Octavo. Original orange-brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and decoration to front cover in black, black coated endpapers. With 2 autograph letters signed from the author (single bifolium, 180 × 114 mm; single sheet, 155 × 100 mm, with Williams's letterhead), and the publisher's prospectus ("Opinions of the Press", single gathering of 4 leaves of pink paper, wire-stitched, Geological Society ink-stamp) laid in. Half-tone portrait frontispiece, 6 wood-engraved plates. Recent monogram book-label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to the front pastedown. Ink-stamp of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, to the title page (see note). Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, faint finger-soiling to gently rolled spine and to rear board, this last with a small nick to top edge, front board lightly bowed, finger-soiling to blank versos of a couple of plates. A very good copy. The first letter (single bifolium) in excellent condition, the second browned and slightly chipped along inner edge to no loss of text, and with a segment of the Geological Society ink-stamp to the upper outer corner; publisher's prospectus with the ink-stamp of the Geological Society, and chipped along spine, but holding. First and only edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Williams "With the author's compliments, October 1884" on the front free endpaper recto, together with an autograph letter (dated September 1884) presenting the copy to the president of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, and soliciting election as a fellow of the society. (The recipient was either the lawyer and politician Lord Moncrieff or his successor as president, Thomas Stevenson, pioneering architect of lighthouses.) Also laid in is a shorter autograph letter from Williams, dated 4 September 1886 evidently from another copy, presenting the book to the secretary of the Geological Society of London, together with a copy of the publisher's prospectus. Williams, a former surgeon-major in the Khedival Egyptian Army, was the medical officer in this lengthy hunting expedition to the isolated Kunama or Basé country on what is now the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea; in his letter to the RSE he describes it as an "unknown region on the border of Abyssinia". The party boarded a steamer from Brindisi to Alexandria and spent some time sightseeing in Cairo before sailing from Suez to Suakin on the Sudanese coast, continuing inland to Kassala and eventually reaching the homeland of the Kunama people, then currently engaged in conflict with the Beni-Amer tribe. The party also encountered the Hamran Arabs described by Sir Samuel Baker, the dedicatee of Life in the Soudan, in his classic Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia (1867), before making a return journey via Massawa on what is now the coast of Eritrea. Williams's account aroused considerable interest on publication as it described territory then under the control of the Mahdi. It is today highly uncommon, with two copies only traced at auction.

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        Traité élémentaire de mécanique céleste.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1884. ____ "Valuable text-book on mathematical astronomy." (Pr. Carjori.) Deuxième édition. Le faux-titre n'a pas été conservé par le relieur. Très bel exemplaire au dos décoratif. Ex-libris gravés: "Andrew Noble" et "Charles Gyselynck". Sotheran 14084. *-------*. In-4. [279 x 220 mm] Collation : XIX, (1), 459 pp. Demi-vélin à coins, dos très orné, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions [SIGNED]

      London: Seeley and Co, 1884. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 7.25 x 8.75 inches (18 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Original parchment wraps with the usual wrinkling, however only minimal loss to ends of spine. Marking and slight staining to covers. Some tears and creasing to edges of rear free endpaper. A couple of light marks to text but otherwise in very clean condition throughout. Inscribed by Edwin A. Abbott to the half title page: 'With the author's kind regards'. A nice solid example of the rare first printing. Overall condition is Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 100

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        Le neveu de Rameau. Satire par Denis Diderot. Revue sur les textes originaux et annotée par Maurice Tourneux. Portrait et illustrations par F.-A. Milius. Exemplaire truffé de 25 aquarelles originales signées ?Boudier?.

      Paris, P. Rouquette, éditeur, 1884, - gr. in-8vo, (23.8x16.5 cm), Portrait gravé + XXIX (faux-titre & titre + notice préliminaire) (+ 1) + 204 p. + 2 ff. + 8 planches gravées h.-t. (dont le portrait et 7 planches en 2 états =16 h.-t.) le tirage des gravures a été fait par M. Clément, qqs taches par-ci par-là, généralement ex. frais., un des 150 exemplaires sur papier manufactures impériales du Japon num. (le num. a été vilainement tracé) reliure en demi-maroquin citron aux coins (ou brun clair), dos richement orné or avec auteur, titre et date, plat couvert de papier marbré, gardes identiques, couvertures de la brochure orig. cons. (qqs taches), tête doré (reliure signé Champs-Stroobants). Bel exemplaire. Illustré avec de magnifiques aquarelles d?Edouard-Louis Boudier, né à Paris (ca. 1845) et mort en 1909, Ec. Fr. Peintre et aquarelliste, il exposa e.a. au salon à partir de 1874.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Benezit 2, 216; Flety p. 41 (V. Champs) & p.164 ( Jean Stroobands). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le Figaro. Supplément du dimanche. L?Expédition du Tonkin racontée par les Chinois.

      Samedi 28 juin 1884, - 64 x 87 cm, double page originale du supplément de ?Le Figaro? reproduisant deux grandes gravures chinoises coloriées à la main, texte en français et chinois, 2 feuilles montées sur toile, L'Expédition du Tonkin etait une opération militaire française opérée sous la Troisième République et qui donne lieu à la guerre franco-chinoise. Elle a provoqué en mars 1885 la chute du cabinet de Jules Ferry, attaqué par la droite monarchiste et l'extrême-gauche radicale, Clemenceau en tête.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      Edition illustrated with drawings by J. Férat, engraved by Barbant.Cartonnage "golden globe" type 4, signed Engel. Back to the lighthouse. second board of type Engel "i". Blue guards, all golden slices. First polychrome dish decorated with gilt navigation instruments and green foliage.Fresh copy, almost completely free of foxing. Hetzel Paris 1884 in-8 (18x27,5cm) (6p.) 368pp. relié

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        Origin of Species : By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray, London 1884 - Sixth Edition. Original green cloth publishers boards with original clean brown endpapers. No inscriptions. A truly superb copy, no resoration and hardly ever used. Bright tight clean copy of 458pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        [HIMALAYAS] Ocherki puteshestviya v Gimalayi g-na i g-zhi Vereshchaginykh [i.e. Sketches of a Journey to the Himalayas by Mr. and Mrs. Vereshchagin]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of M.M. Stasiulevich, 1884. 2 vols. Vol. 1. Sikkim. Second edition. Vol. 2. Kashmir, Ladakh. [2], 86; 135 pp. Octavo. With twenty woodcut plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Original publisher's illustrated wrappers. Previous owner's pencil inscriptions on the front wrappers and the title pages, wrappers are age toned with minor chipping of extremities , vol. 2. with the spine lacking, otherwise very good internally clean copy. First edition. Very rare. Little known account of the first travel to India of famous Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904) written by his first wife Elizaveta Kondratyevna (1856-1941); nee Elizabeth Maria Fischer, German born, was married to Vereshchagin in 1871-90). The text was initially written in German, as Elizaveta Vereshchagina wasn't fluent in Russian, and then translated into Russian by Vereshchagin himself. The book was published in the well-known Saint Petersburg typography of Mikhail Stasyulevich, the first volume had two identical print runs, both issued in 1883. The book has never been reissued or translated into other languages. The book describes the Vereshchagin spouses' travel to India, Eastern Himalayas, Kashmir and Ladakh in 1874-76. The first volume details the journey to Sikkim, including descriptions of Darjeeling, trekking to the Dzongri Top of the Goecha La mountain pass (over 4200 m.) to paint views of Kanchenjunga and surrounding Himalayan peaks, with interesting notes on the effects of altitude sickness and snow blindness (the spouses ascended Dzongri in January, in spite of numerous advice against it, and stayed there for three days); visits to several local monasteries (Pemayangtse, Sanga Choeling, Tashiding, Namchi), towns of Yuksom and Tumlong, audience with the young king of Sikkim Thutob Namgyal (1860-1914), and acquaintance with the Sikkim equivalent of Dalay-Lama whose portrait Vereshchagin painted while in Tumlong, and others. The second volume describes the journey to Kashmir and Ladakh, with stops in Lahore and Srinagar, Wular Lake; Dras, Kargil, and Shergol stations, Ladakh's capital Leh, several local monasteries (Lamayuru, Hemis, Shey, Phyang, and others), Lakes Pangong and Moriri, Simla and Narkanda mountain stations, and others. The account is lively and entertaining, presenting a strenuous travel to the Northern India and the Himalayas from a woman's perspective. The book is richly illustrated with reproductions of Indian views and portraits of the locals by Vasily Vereshchagin (he did over 150 sketches during this first Indian travel); interesting details of the circumstances in which some of the sketches were made are often provided. Elizaveta noted on several occasions that she was the first European woman to visit some of the monasteries and villages in Sikkim, Ladakh and Kashmir. The travelers often had to overcome obstacles created by British authorities who suspected that Vereshchagin was on service of the Russian intelligence service, and him painting Himalayan mountain passes and settlements was a part of Russia's plan to ascertain the approaches to Tibet. Overall a very interesting early Russian journey to the Himalayas written from a woman's point of view. Worldcat locates only three paper copies (Yale, Columbia, Harvard).

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        A History Of Philadelphia, From The Time Of The First Settlement On The Delaware To The Consolidation Of The City And Districts In 1854.

      Philadelphia: Mounted and Bound By Payson & Nicholson for Edwin R. Cope,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1884. 1st. 3/4 leather. b/w; 4to, original three quarters red morocco and cloth, gilt, gilt spine compartments, top edges gilt, raised bands; joints, edges, corners, and bands occasionally rubbed, small bit of black residue [dime sized], possibly wax, on cloth of front cover of vol. 5. Light waving to mounting sheets. Scattered Maps, illustrations. Internally clean. Presumed unique set with text mounted on heavy paper sheets, in custom binding. Fascinating incidents and tales neatly mounted on red framed heavy stock. Includes many apocryphal stories and legends as well as historical incidints. The source is unknown but doubtless a newspaper or magazine as all entries are of uniform typography. Professionally mounted text appears fresh and unworn. With illustrations. Possibly an early proof/mockup for the 3 volume printed edition later that year. 9.5 x 12.5 .

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        Mr D. Lindsay's Explorations through Arnheim's [sic] Land

      [Adelaide], Government Printer, 1884. Foolscap folio, 21 pages plus a large folding map (575 x 855 mm). Recent quarter leather and gilt-lettered cloth; very short tear to the map near the stub expertly repaired; a fine copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 239 of 1883-84; one of only 680 copies. Leaving Katherine in late July 1883, Lindsay 'led a Government expedition of six men into Arnhem Land. He followed the overland telegraph ... to Roper Creek. He travelled east to the Chambers River and on to the Roper River. He surveyed along the north bank of the Roper to its confluence with Leichhardt's Wilton River and followed the Wilton upstream to the junction with the Mainoru River. Returning to the Roper, he went downstream until he reached its tidal flats, about twenty miles from Limmen Bight. A broad line of country was then explored to the north and the expedition reached the Gulf of Carpentaria near latitude 14* S, opposite Groote Eylandt. A general north-west course was taken and the Goyder River traced to the coast at Castlereagh Bay. Directing the expedition homeward, Lindsay crossed the Blyth River above its tidal influence, and reached the Mann River, a tributary of the Liverpool. Following a south-westerly course now, the party reached the banks of the Liverpool River and followed it to its source. Continuing south, they came to another stream, which Lindsay described as the "supposed Cadell River", but he had come again to the banks of the Mann, which was also followed to its source. Crossing the watershed between the northerly and westerly flowing rivers of central Arnhem Land the expedition came to the headwaters of the Katherine River' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate: 'The Discovery and Exploration of Australia') and thence back to Katherine in early November, having covered 1916 miles. 'Rivers and Creeks from my exploration' are overprinted with a wide grey-blue band on this most detailed map. Lindsay notes in his journal that the 'natives are very numerous, and inclined to be hostile', and he gives a detailed account of an incident when 'After seeing the coast we started west for the Liverpool, lost our horses in the tableland for five days, were attacked by natives and [were] compelled to fire on them in self defence'. McLaren 12615.

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        Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism

      Diagrams and equations to the text. Second edition. 8vo., cloth. London, Macmillan and Co.

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        [Poster]. Mrs. Partington

      Cleveland: W.J. Morgan & Co. Lith., 1884. First edition. A very good copy, margin restored at the left edge, spotting to top margin, remnant of text banner affixed to bottom (Condition B+).. Color lithograph. Illustrated with five vignettes of Mrs. Partington in action. Mrs. Partington, the American version of Mrs. Malaprop, was the creation of the Boston writer Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890). She appeared in three of this works: Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington (1854); Partingtonian Patchwork (1873); and Ike and his Friends (1879). "The book... was a favorite of [Mark Twain's]. He probably intended the picture of Mrs. P[artington] on the last page of Tom Sawyer as both a tribute to Shillaber and an acknowledgment of the kinship between the two aunts and their mischevious nephews (Stephen Railton: Mark Twain in His Times, Tom Sawyer, Sources & Pretexts: twain.lib.virginia.edu/tomsawye/tomhompg.html). The character appeared on the stage as early as 1862 at Barnum's American Museum. The actor / comedian Joseph H. Keane toured with this operetta adaptation in the 1880s and was advertised in 1884 as "A genuine New England home picture in four acts and a hundred laughable tableaux, founded on the mythical career of mirth-provoking conversations of that famous old lady, the pranks of her mischievous son Ike, and perhaps of her acquaintances which are familiar ideals in every household in the land." The poster was most likely for this 1884 tour, which played at the Fulton Opera House in February. As Will Howe wrote: "Her benevolent face, her use of catnip tea, her faith in the almanac, her domestic virtue, and her knowledge of the most significant facts in the life of every person in the village immediately made a large circle of readers recognize the lifelike portrayal of a person known in every American community. It is interesting to observe that her nephew Ike and his experience with the dog and cat and with "spirits" is a striking prototype of Tom Sawyer in his relationship to his Aunt Polly" ("Early Humorists, The Cambridge History of American Literature/Book II/Chapter XIX, p. 155). Rare. We could locate no copies of this or any other posters for any production of Mrs. Partington despite its popularity. The Univ. of Chicago has a playbill for an April 21, 1884 production at the Chicago Museum.

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

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

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        La locomotion aérienne - Recherches sur la navigation aérienne. Essai de comparaison entre les principaux systèmes

      A. Pouillard - J. Baudry, 1884. (15,5 x 23,5) PRIME DIZIONI. Mezza pelle coeva con tit. in oro al dorso (sciupato). 112 pp. e 7 tavv. rip. fuori testo; (4), 45 pp. I contributi di Goupil alla storia dell'aeronautica sono molteplici e significativi. Fu uno dei primi ad analizzare matematicamente e tecnicamente il problema della locomozione aerea. In questo importante lavoro, il suo progetto di un aeroplano a vapore fu per alcuni aspetti profetico: la linea aerodinamica, l'elica posta davanti, i pattini di coda flessibili per assorbire gli urti durante l'atterraggio, e sopratutto i due regolatori progettati per correggere il beccheggio, potrebbero tutti apparire nei progetti che vediamo oggigiorno. Goupil: Brockett 5403; Sotheran 20789; Dollfuss & Bouche, Histoire de l'Aéronautique, p. 128; Tissandier p. 24; L'Art Ancien Cat.70 n. 119. Bruignac: Brockett 2299; Maggs Bros. Cat. 545 , n. 245

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

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and floral centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, roll to turn-ins gilt, dark green plain endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. With 174 black and white illustrations. First edition, first issue. With publisher's catalogue dated Oct 1884. The English edition precedes the American first edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Poster]. Mrs. Partington

      Cleveland: W.J. Morgan & Co. Lith., 1884. First edition. A very good copy, margin restored at the left edge, spotting to top margin, remnant of text banner affixed to bottom (Condition B+).. Color lithograph. Illustrated with five vignettes of Mrs. Partington in action. Mrs. Partington, the American version of Mrs. Malaprop, was the creation of the Boston writer Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890). She appeared in three of this works: Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington (1854); Partingtonian Patchwork (1873); and Ike and his Friends (1879). "The book... was a favorite of [Mark Twain's]. He probably intended the picture of Mrs. P[artington] on the last page of Tom Sawyer as both a tribute to Shillaber and an acknowledgment of the kinship between the two aunts and their mischevious nephews (Stephen Railton: Mark Twain in His Times, Tom Sawyer, Sources & Pretexts: twain.lib.virginia.edu/tomsawye/tomhompg.html). The character appeared on the stage as early as 1862 at Barnum's American Museum. The actor / comedian Joseph H. Keane toured with this operetta adaptation in the 1880s and was advertised in 1884 as "A genuine New England home picture in four acts and a hundred laughable tableaux, founded on the mythical career of mirth-provoking conversations of that famous old lady, the pranks of her mischievous son Ike, and perhaps of her acquaintances which are familiar ideals in every household in the land." The poster was most likely for this 1884 tour, which played at the Fulton Opera House in February. As Will Howe wrote: "Her benevolent face, her use of catnip tea, her faith in the almanac, her domestic virtue, and her knowledge of the most significant facts in the life of every person in the village immediately made a large circle of readers recognize the lifelike portrayal of a person known in every American community. It is interesting to observe that her nephew Ike and his experience with the dog and cat and with "spirits" is a striking prototype of Tom Sawyer in his relationship to his Aunt Polly" ("Early Humorists, The Cambridge History of American Literature/Book II/Chapter XIX, p. 155). Rare. We could locate no copies of this or any other posters for any production of Mrs. Partington despite its popularity. The Univ. of Chicago has a playbill for an April 21, 1884 production at the Chicago Museum.

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        Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse. Princess of Great Britain and Ireland. Biographical Sketch and Letters.

      1884 - Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, one other engraved portrait. First English edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, re-backed and strengthened, re-using the original spine and endpapers. London, John Murray. Translated by the subject's sister and Queen Victoria's fifth child, Helena, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. A presentation copy from Queen Victoria, inscribed on the second front free endpaper 'To Lord Carlingford from Victoria RI - Balmoral - June 5. 1884'. Carlingford was a Liberal politician, who at the time of this inscription was Lord Privy Seal under Gladstone between 1881 and 1885, and was Lord President of the Councilbetween 1883 and 1885. He kept a journal, selections from which were published by the OUP in 1971 as 'Lord Carlingford's Journal: reflections of a Cabinet Minister 1885'. Engraved armorial bookplate by John Coleridge to the front pastedown of Francis Fortescue Urquhart, small label above it lettered NBM 1, binder's ticket to the rear pastedown spine faded and rubbed, inner hinges strengthened, endpapers foxed. Magazine clipping to the front free endpaper of Princess Alice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

      Hachette et Cie, 1884. Fort & grand in-4, demi-chagrin crerise, plats richement décoré noir et or, 675 pp. Une grande carte repliée en couleurs de la Palestine in-fine (petits accrocs de pliage) , huit autres cartes et 364 illustrations dans le texte s. Un mors fendillés en tête. Rousseurs eparses. Très lég. hum. marginale en tête des premiers ff. Coupes, coins et coiffes frottés. Bon exemplaire. Première édition de ce récit de voyage du docteur Lortet, en mission pour collecter des matériaux botaniques et zoologiques destinés Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Lyon. Illustrations d'après ces propres dessins ou bien d'après photographies (notamment de la Maison Bonfils à Beyrouth)

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        Mireille poème provençal. Traduction française de l'auteur accompagnée du texte original. Edition de grand luxe contenant les eaux-fortes et les vignettes d'Eugène Burnand et les encadrements en couleur de H.-L. Pallandre.

      Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1884, en feuilles, sous portefeuille de l'éditeur. - in-folio de 1 portrait en eau-forte-(8)-304 pp. + 24 eaux-fortes accompagnées chacune d'un feuillet de légende ; Talvart et Place XVIII, p. 72 : D.Edition de luxe, illustrée et première dans ce format, tirée à 150 exemplaires sur papier Japon (seul tirage). Cette édition, semblable à l'édition ordinaire de 1884, contient en plus 25 eaux-fortes dessinées et gravées par Eugène Burnand, 47 dessins du même artiste, 12 encadrements en couleurs d'après les aquarelles de H.-L. Pallandre, 12 cartouches dessinés par H. Scott.

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        A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY AND OTHER POEMS.

      - Pp. [ii]+192(last blank)+32(publisher's catalogue, dated October 1884); uncut; dark green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, upper board with single gilt rule border, the boards a trifle marked, fore-corners lightly worn; uncut; upper hinge starting, outer leaves faintly offset, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; Chatto & Windus, London, 1884. Second edition. *Inscribed in ink on blank preliminary 'To [recipient's name neatly rubbed out] with kind regards from A. C. Swinburne.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three romantic pastoral scenes in Sparta, Greece].

      Greece 1895 and 1889 1884 - Three watercolours with gouache, each depicting young shepherds, two in romantic conversation with a young shepherdess, the third reclining in a reverie on a clifftop, the two earlier, southern Peloponnesian, crepuscular landscapes looking over olive groves towards mountains and coastline, dated 1884 and 1889, the last, set on veranda overlooking the sea, dated 1895, all three signed with the artist's monogram, 25 x 34 cm, 24 x 47 cm, and 24 x 44 cm, respectively. Percy Anderson (c.1851-1928) is best remembered as a successful stage and costume designer, this tangent of his artistic career starting within the time span of these three watercolours with his work for Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy Opera production of The Yeoman of the Guard, in 1888, and which continued for all their subsequent productions. One of a circle of similarly financially independent, cultured, homosexual men, Anderson was described a 'dainty, naughty, rococo man'. Despite the superficially romantic narrative of peasant boy meets girl in these watercolours, the tableaux vivant interest in earthy, young, southern European men, as portrayed more explicitly in the photographs of Anderson's German contemporary, Wilhelm von Gloeden, nevertheless shines through in the animated passion of these three shepherds, in contrast to the seeming passive indifference of their would be paramours. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vildanden. Skuespil i fem Akter.

      1884 1884 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1884. [6] + 244 + [6 blanke] s. Velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt privat papirbind med skindtitelfelt på ryggen samt pergamentforstærkede hjørner og kapitæler. Bindet signeret Oscar Jacobsen.

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        Lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Dites, Madame, voulez-vous un fétiche ? [...] je porte bonheur moi-même !»

      - Paris 5 mai 1884, 10,2x13 cm, 4 pages sur un feuillet double. - lettera autografa firmata da Guy de Maupassant alla contessa Potocka 67 linee in inchiostro nero su carta intestata 'GM 83, rue Dulong "busta chiusa. Questa lunga lettera inizia con una commissione è stata fatta Maupassant: "Ho eseguire immediatamente una commissione che viene addebitata a me per voi, anche se mi sembra scoprire un po 'di ironia. La principessa Ouroussow, che ha appena scritto a me per chiedermi di andare a vedere questa sera mi ha chiesto, in un poscritto, per richiamare alla memoria quando ti vedo. "La principessa Ouroussow era la moglie dell'ambasciatore russo a Parigi. Con la contessa, era parte di questa élite mondana che circondava gli autori e gli artisti. Ironicamente egli cita è questo: "Come persone famose perspicaci hanno detto che tutto il pensiero della lettera di una donna è il post scriptum, [...] Ho voluto svolgere immediatamente il mio ruolo intermedia. "A causa di questa aggiunta, ha concluso:" [...] la lettera della principessa, nonostante il fatto che essa contiene amabile a me, ha parlato a voi [...] " Questo incredibile lettera indirizzata dopo un debole poco conosciuto Maupassant: il suo gusto per feticci. Egli informa il suo corrispondente che "la mano, da quando è tornato a voi, sembra in straordinaria agitazione. "Questa è la famosa mano che Maupassant aveva comprato George Powell. E 'stato attraverso il poeta Charles Swinburne (Maupassant quasi salvato da annegamento) che i due uomini si sono incontrati a Etretat nel 1868. Powell e Swinburne ci hanno condiviso una casa piena di raccolta di Powell di curiosità. La mano in questione è stato mummificato ed è ispirato Maupassant due volte. Una prima nel 1875 con la mano di pelle e nel 1885 con la mano. Questo nervosismo è fortunato domanda Maupassant: "Forse sei stato male a non tenerlo come un feticcio? "E aggiunge:" Ma ho altri feticci strani. Vuoi avere uno? "In effetti, ha una collezione:" Ho la scarpa di una ragazza cinese è morto d'amore per il francese. "Ha commentato gli effetti potenziali di questi oggetti:" Questo talismano porta fortuna ai desideri del cuore. Ho ancora una grande croce in rame, molto brutta, che ha lavorato miracoli sembra nel villaggio dove l'ho trovato. "Ma questi talismani non funzionano come dovrebbero," Dal momento che lei è a casa lei non è più fatta. Questo potrebbe essere il mezzo che imbarazzo. "Questo non è però il più sorprendente:" Ma io avere più singolari sono le due estremità di un uomo tradito dalla moglie e morì di dolore. La moglie ha mantenuto la passeggiata colpevole e il corno del marito [...] e li aveva saldato insieme. Non so quale possa essere l'effetto di questo oggetto. "Nonostante la gravità del caso, Maupassant non si allontanava dal suo umorismo," Di ', signora, vuoi un feticcio? Aggiungo che i miei amici sostengono che io stesso fortunato! I laici ai tuoi piedi quest'ultimo portante richiesta vena preferenza [...] " Echeggiare la sua dichiarazione circa PostScript femminile, aggiunge due alla sua lettera. Il primo chiede contessa Potocka Maupassant ricordando la memoria della signora Lambert. Questa signora era la moglie di Eugène Lambert, pittore noto per i suoi gatti e frequenta lo stesso mezzo di Maupassant e la contessa. Il secondo è molto più gustoso, "Non dobbiamo attribuiamo in PostScript uomini di pari importanza con quelli delle donne. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la Comtesse Potocka, 67 lignes à l'encre noire sur un papier à en-tête "GM 83, rue Dulong", enveloppe jointe. Cette longue missive débute par une commission qui a été faite à Maupassant : « Je m'acquitte tout de suite d'une commission dont on me charge pour vous, bien qu'il me semble y découvrir un peu d'ironie. La princesse Ouroussow, qui vient de m'écrire pour me demander d'aller la voir ce soir, me prie, en post-scriptum, de la rappeler à votre souvenir lorsque je vous verrai. » La princesse Ouroussow était l'épouse de l'ambassadeur russe à Paris. Avec la Comtesse, elle faisait partie de ce gotha mondain qui entourait les auteurs et les artistes. L'ironie dont il fait mention est celle-ci : « Comme des gens réputés perspicaces ont affirmé que toute la pensée d'une lettre de femme est dans le post-scriptum, [...] j'ai tenu à remplir immédiatement mon rôle d'intermédiaire. » À cause de cet ajout, il a déduit : « [...] que la lettre de la princesse, malgré ce qu'elle contient d'aimable pour moi, s'adressait à vous [...] » Cette étonnante lettre aborde par la suite un penchant peu connu de Maupassant : son goût pour les fétiches. Il informe sa correspondante que : « La main, depuis qu'elle est revenue de chez vous, me semble dans une agitation extraordinaire. » Il s'agit de la fameuse main que Maupassant avait acheté à George Powell. C'était par l'entremise du poète Charles Swinburne (que Maupassant sauva presque de la noyade) que les deux hommes se rencontrèrent à Étretat en 1868. Powell et Swinburne y partageaient une maison, emplie de la collection de curiosités de Powell. La main dont il est question était momifiée et elle a inspiré Maupassant par deux fois. Une première en 1875 avec La Main de l'écorché, puis en 1885 avec La Main. Cette nervosité du porte-bonheur fait Maupassant s'interroger : « Peut-être avez-vous eu tort de ne point la garder comme fétiche ? » Il ajoute : « Mais j'ai d'autres fétiches singuliers. En voulez-vous un ? » En effet, il en possède une collection : « Je possède la chaussure d'une petite Chinoise morte d'amour pour un Français. » Il commente les potentiels effets de ces objets : « Ce talisman porte bonheur aux désirs du c

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        La Terre Sainte.

      Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884, demi-chagrin de l'éditeur, dos et plats sup. ornés. -Importantes taches sur le plat inf. du tome 2 (sans gravité). - 2 volumes in-folio de 1 titre frontispice-(4)-468 pp. + 19 pl. h.t. + 1 plan h.t. sur double page et 1 titre frontispice-(4)-512 pp. + 18 pl. h.t. + 3 cartes h.t. en couleurs (dont 2 sur double page) ; Edition originale.Vicaire III-1149. Tome I : Son histoire, ses souvenirs, ses sites, ses monuments. Illustré de 20 gravures sur acier h.t., d'un plan de Jérusalem et de 288 gravures sur bois in-texte. Tome II : Liban - Phénicie - Palestine occidentale et méridionale - Pétra - Sinaï - Égypte. Illustré de 18 gravures sur acier h.t., de 3 cartes (Liban, Palestine, Basse et Moyenne Égypte) et de 305 gravures sur bois in-texte. Victor-Honoré Guérin, agrégé de lettres, effectua, en 1863 et 1870, deux missions archéologiques en Palestine, où il visita près de 1500 localités.

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        ANTIQUITIES OF THE CHEROKEE INDIANS

      Vinita: Indian Chieftain, Publishers, 1884. [6],20pp. printed in double columns. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers slightly smudged, small chip in fore-edge of front wrapper. Institutional blind stamp to front wrapper. Internally clean. Very good. This is the Siebert copy of this work, bearing the blind stamp of the Choctaw nation on the front wrapper. Daniel S. Buttrick was a missionary among the Cherokee Indians from 1817 to 1847, and the contents of this volume were taken from his notes on Cherokee history. Buttrick was also the author of THE CHEROKEE SPELLING BOOK (1819), the first book in the Cherokee language. "A valuable contribution to ethnology" - Gilcrease-Hargrett. SIEBERT SALE 924 (this copy). GILCREASE-HARGRETT, p.68. HARGRETT 522. HOWES B1072. GRAFF 5238. PILLING, IROQUOIAN, p.23. ALLEN, TENNESSEANA 150.

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        1884 1st UK ed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TWAIN Tom Sawyer Illustrated

      London : Chatto & Windus, 1884. 1st edition 1st state (BAL does not distinguish priority of the two variants). - 1884 1st UK ed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TWAIN Tom Sawyer Illustrated “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” - Legacies of Genius. “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.” – Earnest Hemingway Mark Twain’s momentous book Huckleberry Finn has been the source of arguments, discussion, and controversy since it first appeared. It has been reprinted countless times and is still considered to be one of the most popular American novels, if not the most popular. This first English edition, printed in 1884, is most-likely a first British edition, first state. The BAL does not distinguish priority of the first two states – sheets from the first state were bound with second issues.“The sheets occur in two states of unknown sequence” (BAL). The British printing preceded the more famous American edition by four months. Item number: #1524 Price: $ 1500 TWAIN, Mark. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn : (Tom Sawyer's comrade) ; scene: the Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to fifty years ago London : Chatto & Windus, 1884. 1st edition 1st state (BAL does not distinguish priority of the two variants). Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xvi], 438, [32] o 174 illustrations • References: BAL 3414; McDonnell, Collecting Mark Twain • Provenance: o Bookplate – James MacLehose and Sons James MacLehose and Sons was a bookseller, publisher, and printer in Glasgow in the 19th century. Started as independent businesses by James J. MacLehose and his brother, Robert MacLehose, the MacLehose family was active in the Glasgow book business in various ways through the 19th century. The business was associated with Glasgow University and published many University Press titles. A collection of books was deposited at Glasgow University and are now in shelfmark "MacLehose", and family and business records and manuscripts are in the special collections with call number "Sp Coll MS Gen 1594". o Bookplate – Alexander McGrigor Dr. Alexander Bennett McGrigor of Cairnoch (1827-1891) was a graduate of the University who was Dean of Faculties from 1876 to 1879 and a Rector's Assessor from 1884 until 1887. The McGrigor Collection of books and pamphlets relating to the natural and civil history, topography and antiquities of Jerusalem and the Holy Land was donated to the University by his son, Alexander McGrigor, in 1891. Born in Glasgow, McGrigor studied Law at the University, graduating LLD in 1877, and served his apprenticeship in the family firm of McGrigor, Murray & McGrigor. He became the head of the firm on the death of his father in 1853 and it became one of the largest law firms in Glasgow. McGrigor was a a noted bibliophile and a keen supporter of the Liberal Party. His public duties did not only concern the University: he was also involved in the administration of the Western Infirmary and Queen Margaret College, and he was Honorary Secretary of the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1888. • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~7.5in X 5.25in (19cm x 13.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1524 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Kaiserreich Ostindien und die angrenzenden Gebirgsländer. Nach den Reisen der Brüder Schlagintweit und anderer Forscher dargestellt. Dem Andenken an Hermann von Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski gewidmet.

      Jena, Herm. Costenoble 1884. Gr.-8°. XII, 639(1) S. Mit 12 Tondruck-Tafeln sowie einigen, teils blaugrün getönten Textholzschnitten. Neuer, hellblauer Leinenband m. aufgez. Vorderdeckel des Originaleinbandes, Rückentitel in Rot- u. Schwarzpräg. \"Aschoff 2041; Embacher 259 ff.- Vorliegend die \"\"Volksausgabe\"\" des großartigen, 1869-80 in 4 Bänden erschienenen Reisewerkes von Hermann Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski : `Reisen in Indien und Hochasien..ausgeführt in den Jahren 1854-1858`. Erst ab S. 550 mit kurzen Beschreibungen anderer Expeditionen. Im Anhang mit Routentafel u. 11-seitigem Sachregister. Die 12 Tafeln entsprechen denen der `großen Ausgabe`. - Die drei Brüder Hermann, Adolph u. Robert Schlagintweit erhielten durch Vermittlung Alex. v. Humboldts vom König v. Preußen u. der Britisch-Ostindischen Kompagnie den Auftrag zu einer wissenschaftlichen Reise nach Indien u. in das Himalayagebirge, vor allem zur Erforschung des Erdmagnetismus. Dabei gelangten sie u.a. bis nach Darjiling, Bhutan, Leh, in den Karakorum, nach Nepal, ins Tarimbecken u. sogar ins damals noch verbotene Tibet. Auf dem Rückweg erreichten sie bei einer versuchten Besteigung des Kamet mit 6.758 m einen Höhenrekord für die damalige Zeit. (Embacher). \"\"Die drei Brüder..sind die aufopferndsten Erforscher Indiens und Hoch-Asiens im Zeitalter Alex. v. Humboldts, seine getreuesten Nacheiferer; sie bezeichnen den Höhepunkt u. auch schon den Ausklang universaler, d.h. die Gesamtheit der Erscheinungen erfassender Raumerschließung\"\" (Henze V, S. 62).\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Asien, Indien, Reise, Schlagintweit

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        Der Beobachter. Ein Volksblatt aus Schwaben. 54. Jahrgang Nr. 1 1. Januar - Nr. 306 31. Dezember 1884 in 4 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Der Beobachter, 1884. jede einzelne Nummer hat 4 Seiten, je Band ca. 75 Nummern. 41 x 29 cm, Halbleinen mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild Einband berieben, bestoßen und angeschmutzt. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Gelegentlich etwas fleckig. Teilweise Insektenspuren. Innen sauber. Gutes Leseexemplar.Der Beobachter war eine liberale Zeitung die bis 1933 erschienen ist. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Album du bon Bock [cover title].

      - Paris, Bellot, 1884. Oblong large 4to. Original red pebble-grained cloth, front cover titled and ornamented in gilt; 50 leaves lithographically printed from autographs and drawings; hinges strengthened, small repair to front cover, internally toned due to paper stock and with a few small marginal flaws, as usual; provenance: later stamp Docteur Henry Uzan, Paris on front fly-leaf. This rare privately printed artistic album opens with the editor's lines 'Chà rs camerades - Le voilà donc notre 3me album!'. It is signed in the lithographic stone 'E. Bellot Prà sident du Bon Bock'. 'This association of Le Bon Bock with democratic ideals inspired Emile Bellot, a printmaker and the model for Manet's corpulent beer drinker, to organize the Bon Bock Society in 1875. For almost fifty years this group hosted monthly dinners in and around Montmartre for its membership, which consisted mostly of artists, writers, and performers' (Web Gallery of Art, on Manet's 1873 portrait of Bellot, who was a neighbour of the painter, and endured over 60 sittings). This Rabelaisian, beer drinking dinner society was founded in 1875 and the first album - even rarer than this - had appeared the following year. Manet himself attended the inaugural dinner. The eponymous Montmartre restaurant, a haunt for avantgarde artists well into the 20th century opened its doors in 1879. This album gives a good textual and pictorial insight into the liberal and creative circles of the capital of the French Third Republic and the belle à poque. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.

      London: John Murray,, 1884. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt, frames and floral cornerpieces in black to front boards and in blind to rear, gilt roundel to front boards, brown coated endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to each volume (mounted lithograph and stipple-engraving), 2 battle plans of which one folding, folding map of Western India. Contemporary ownership inscription, "Cam. Munro", to front pastedowns. Extremities rubbed, spines rolled, the cloth slightly cockled, a few mild nicks to headcaps, pale markings to sides, tips bumped, rear joint of vol. 2 split at head, folding map very faintly spotted. A very good copy. First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became known as the Bombay Presidency, remaining in post until 1827. He devoted the rest of his life to scholarly pursuits, exemplified by his History of India (1841), and occasionally intervened in public debates on India, notably opposing Dalhousie's annexation policy. "Colebrooke (1813–1890) was the son of British administrator and Sanskrit scholar Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765–1837), and although he lived in England and served as an MP, Colebrooke remained interested in colonial affairs. He had written about Elphinstone's life in 1861 for the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society and subsequently expanded his work into these two volumes, published in 1884" (introduction to the Cambridge University Press reprint, online).

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

      - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1884. Fort in-4, (4)-675-(1) pp., reliure éditeur demi-chagrin (Ch. Magnier rel.), dos orné, plats historiés (A. Souze), tranches dorées (reliure un peu frottée, rousseurs principalement au début et à la fin de l'ouvrage). Illustré de 364 gravures et 9 cartes (dont une grande carte dépliante en couleurs de la Palestine). Dans sa superbe reliure éditeur. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Vildanden. Skuespil i fem Akter.

      1884 1884 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1884. [6] + 244 + [2 blanke] s. Orig. komponeret brunt hellærred med tresidet guldsnit. Rent og velholdt eksemplar.

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        Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse Princess of Great Britain and Ireland Biographical Sketch and Letters

      Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, one other engraved portrait. First English edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, re-backed and strengthened, re-using the original spine and endpapers. London, John Murray.

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        Temples and Elephants The Narrative of a Journey of Exploration through Upper Siam and Lao.

      First edition. Original green illustrated boards, Black design with gilt titles to front board and spine. Silver elephant to the rear board. Frontis engraved portrait of the King of Siam. Title, Folding map (placed at p xiv - not to rear as per binder's instructions). Text. Lithograph portrait of Bock to page 1. Two colour plates - one of a White Elephant and one of a Theweda (angel). both in good clean condition. Further engravings in the text. Bock was a Norweigan natural scientist whose journeys to northern Thailand and Laos had the support of HM King Chulalongkorn. His book gives an interesting account, not only of the people among whom he travelled, but also of the personality and manners of a fairly typical 19th century explorer.

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        Catalogue illustré de l'exposition des arts incohérents. Suivi de : Souvenir rétrospectif des expositions 1882-1883.

      Bernard & cie. In-8, demi-basane brune, dos lisse, filets et roulettes dorés, couverture sup. illustrée conservée, 12 ff.- 163- XV pp. Illustrations dans le texte et à pleine page, 2 planches hors-texte. Dos passé. Une tache discrète en pied en début de volume. Bon exemplaire. Les artistes "incohérents" sont composés en grande partie de gens de lettres et de théâtre qui ne savent pas dessiner dont le noyau initial sont des ex-hydropathes et des membres du Chat Noir. Ce contre-salon parodique se tiendra de 1882 à 1896 à l'initiative de Jules Lévy. Chaque vernissage est prétexte à des "happenings" : en 1884, les exposants se promènent dans les salles avec des échelles ornées de l'écriteau :"je vernis !". Libérés de toutes contraintes formelles, ils produiront des monochromes, des collages,... et utiliseront les objets les plus variés.

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        Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.

      London: John Murray, 1884 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt, frames and floral cornerpieces in black to front boards and in blind to rear, gilt roundel to front boards, brown coated endpapers. Contemporary ownership inscription, "Cam. Munro", to front pastedowns. Extremities rubbed, spines rolled, the cloth slightly cockled, a few mild nicks to headcaps, pale markings to sides, tips bumped, rear joint of vol. 2 split at head, folding map very faintly spotted. A very good copy. Portrait frontispiece to each volume (mounted lithograph and stipple-engraving), 2 battle plans of which one folding, folding map of Western India. First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became known as the Bombay Presidency, remaining in post until 1827. He devoted the rest of his life to scholarly pursuits, exemplified by his History of India (1841), and occasionally intervened in public debates on India, notably opposing Dalhousie's annexation policy. "Colebrooke (1813–1890) was the son of British administrator and Sanskrit scholar Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765–1837), and although he lived in England and served as an MP, Colebrooke remained interested in colonial affairs. He had written about Elphinstone's life in 1861 for the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society and subsequently expanded his work into these two volumes, published in 1884" (introduction to the Cambridge University Press reprint, online). Riddick, Who Was Who in British India, p. 118. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jeannette Inquiry. Before the Committee on Naval Affairs on the United States House of Representatives, Forty-Eighth Congress.

      Washington: Government Printing Office. 1884 - First edition. 8vo. pp. viii, [iv],1046; one or two illusts., very good in contemporary full calf, very scuffed, neatly restored to extremities. This volume presents the extensive transcriptions of a series of investigations into the failure of the Jeannette expedition, during which George De Long with two of three parties lost their lives in the retreat from the abandoned ship north of the Siberian coastline. The findings of the inquiry are summarised in the opening pages, which underline the failure by George Melville, leader of the surviving party, to seek assistance from the Russian authorites for the other parties, resulting in their total loss. The transciptions contain a great deal of information relating to the conduct, experiences, and aftermath of the Jeannette expedition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ships Upon New Designs

      Government Printing Office, Washington D. C. 1884 - This book includes a report for the House of Representatives titled "Improvements in Steamships: Memorial Relating to Inventions and Improvements in Steamships by Capt. Charles G. Lundborg, Formerly of the Royal Swedish Navy" with two tipped in, sepia-toned frontispieces and four fold-out plates. Boards are dark brown with title gilt on front. Boards have moderate wear and soiling, and top and bottom of spine have light chipping. All edges have moderate foxing. Presentation copy with author's signature on first endpaper. Moderate foxing to frontispieces and light foxing and soiling to fold-out plates. All plates have a 1" tear where bound into book. Frontispieces are tipped in photographs of proposed steamship models, or photographs of paintings of proposed steamship models. Plates are b&w and contain charts concerning improvements of steamships. In this report, Charles Lundborg, a former Captain of the Royal Swedish Navy, provided new ship models for the improvement of the U. S. Navy which were received with enthusiasm. Two copies in OCLC as of May 2017. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 71 pp; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule (2 Volume Set)

      The Physical Society of London, Taylor and Francis., 1884. First Printing. Two Volume hardcover set. Both volumes are ex-corporate library books, but with only a few internal markings. Volume I was published in 1884. It is very good with shelfwear, weakened hinges, spotting to the front cover and a small scuff to the spine. Volume II was published in 1887 and is good plus with foxing to the first few pages, weakened hinges, bumped and rubbed corners and some wear to the binding. There are no dust jackets (I don't know if they were issued with them). A nice copy of a very scarce set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Ex-Library.

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        A SOLDIER OF TWO WARS [caption title]

      [Np, but likely Arkansas], 1884. Broadsheet, 10 x 7 inches, printed in two columns. Old fold lines. Small chips and tears at top and bottom edges. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. This broadsheet, the text of which was originally published as a letter to the editor in the FORT SMITH NEW ERA, a newspaper published in Fort Smith, Arkansas gives a brief biographical sketch of a Captain Stephens, detailing his upstanding character in both the Mexican- American and Civil wars. The letter was written by George S. Statham, a comrade and friend of Captain Stephens during both wars, and was apparently written in defense of Stephens' character: "Now, sir, had it not been for the late persecution of Captain Stephens at Hartford, this article would never have been written." Though the letter does not mention what the precise accusation against Captain Stephens is, it does say that there is no proof and mentions a "burned building." Statham considers Stephens admirable and selfless in all respects, regaling his readers with anecdotes about the Captain giving up his horse and his blanket to soldiers who are sick or tired. He writes, "If all was told that could be truthfully said, his narrow escapes and good deeds would make quite an interesting little volume." The gentleman in question is likely Captain James B. Stephens (1824-1906), a veteran of both the Mexican- American and Civil wars, who served with Statham in the 2nd Arkansas Union Cavalry, as indicated in the letter. Beyond his military service, Stephens also spent time in California panning for gold in 1850, served briefly in the Arkansas State Legislature, was married four times, and eventually moved to Montana to be near his children. His obituary notice reads in part: "Although a Union man he had no love for the negro and it is said he treated his colored brethren in the legislature with great contempt. And when colored doorkeepers were trying to obey orders and retain a quorum at one session, Stephens drew a bowie knife and stalked unmolested past them." Originally printed in a newspaper, this broadsheet was printed at the request of a Bery Stephens, who signs the postscript at the bottom, "in order that my friends may have the pleasure of reading this letter." It is possible that this Stephens is the captain in question (whose middle initial B could stand for Bery), or a relation of his. A quite ephemeral piece, likely printed in a small number. No copies are located in OCLC. OBITUARIES OF BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, 1905-1909, Vol.3, pp.145-46.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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