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        Recherches sur la conductabilite galvanique des electrolytes

      Norstedt, Stockholm 1884 - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, of Arrhenius's landmark discovery of the theory of electrolytic disassociation. Arrhenius was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation." By 1880, "it was known that solutions of certain compounds conduct electricity and that chemical reactions could occur when a current was passed. It was thought that the current decomposed the substance. In 1883 Arrhenius proposed a theory that substances were partly converted into an active form when dissolved. The active part was responsible for conductivity. In the case of acids and bases, he correlated the strength with the degree of decomposition on solution. This work was published as Reserches sur la conductibilite galvanique des electrolytes (1884; Researches on the Electrical Conductivity of Electrolytes) and submitted as his doctoral dissertation. Arrhenius sent his work to several leading physical chemists, including Jacobus van't Hoff. Friedrich Ostwald, and Rudolf Clausius, who were immediately impressed" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). Arrhenius soon gained high international acclaim, ultimately being awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work. Recherches sur la conductabilite galvanique des electrolytes. Two volumes. Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.-Akad. handlingar, volume 8, nos.13 & 14. Stockholm: Norstedt, 1884. Octavo (216 x 136mm), both volumes in original printed wrappers. One plate (volume 1). Owner's initials at base of top wrapper to volume two. Both wrappers neatly split along top joint- volume two detached and volume one literally hanging by a thread; otherwise fine. WITH: Three others by or about Arrhenius: Undersokning med Rheotom ofver den galvaniska polarisationens forsvinnade (Stockholm, 1882), The Foundations of the Theory of Dilute Solutions . Electrolytic Dissociation by Svante Arrhenius (Edinburgh, 1961) and Svante Arrhenius till 100-arsinnet av hans fodelse (Uppsala, 1959). All contained in a folding cloth box. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Ryggtitel:] Dikter och silhouetter.

      Vackert halvskinnband med fem upphöjda bind och övre guldsnitt (N. B. Anderssons bokbinderi). Inlagan i mycket bra skick.. Innehåll: Dikter (1884), Notturno. Dikter (1885), Literära silhouetter I (1885), Sensitiva amorosa (utan år [1887]), Friedrich Nietzsche. Hans personlighed og hans system. Oversat og med et forord af Arne Garborg (1890) . Samtliga häften originalupplagor med främre och bakre häftesomslag medbundna

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        Wooden advertising panel from a wagon in Buffalo Bill???s Wild West Show, with a photocard from his last season

      Hand-painted wooden panel, 21â? x 13.75â? x 0.75â?, from one of the wagons used in Buffalo Billâ??s Wild West Show, circa 1884-1890. Devised as an advertising vehicle to draw people to his shows as he travelled from town to town. A detailed color scene depicting teepees in an Indian village and men dressed in western garb. Slight fading, could be artfully restored. Accompanied by the actual photocard which accompanied the tickets purchased for Buffalo Billâ??s 1916 season. It turned out to be his last. Buffalo Bill and Miller Bros. & Arlington 101 Ranch Real Wild West combined to perform for just that one season. On cardstock, 3.75â? x 5.75â?, it pictures Col. Cody and his facsimile double signature â??W.F. Cody / â??Buffalo Bill.â? The verso is blank. The original 6â? x 4â? ticket envelope is present. A thin gray stripe along the envelopeâ??s left edge indicated in which section the ticket holder would sit. On November 11, 1916, William F. Cody made his final appearance with h

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        The White Witch. A Novel. In three volumes

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,, 1884. 3 volumes, octavo. Original grey-brown cloth, spines and front covers lettered in gilt, front covers with stylized branches blocked in blind at top and bottom, green floral endpapers. Bookplates of Adrian Hope and his contemporary ownership inscription at head of first title. A trace of spotting to fore-edges, extremities very lightly rubbed, an excellent copy, contents firm and clean, the cloth bright and fresh. First edition of this novel containing elements of romance and detective fiction. Florence Alice Price, Mrs James (1857–1929), who wrote under the pseudonym Florence Warden, was a prolific British author who wrote over a hundred novels and short stories.

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        EXHIBIT OF LOCOMOTIVES BY BURNHAM, PARRY, WILLIAMS & CO., BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, PHILADELPHIA: THE WORLD'S INDUSTRIAL AND COTTON CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, NEW ORLEANS, 1884-1885

      Philadelphia, PA: Baldwin Locomotive Works/J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1884 Presents a general description of the locomotives exhibited by Baldwin at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Orleans from December, 1884 to June, 1885. Illustrated with diagrams of locomotives of various railroads plus data for each. Locomotives featured are for the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway, Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company, Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia, and the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway. Other useful data on various types of locomotives included. The frontis, with tissue guard, is an impressive full page engraving of the company's facilities in Philadelphia. 41 pages plus advertisement page in the rear. Bound in original olive green cloth covered card stock with lettering stamped in gilt and design stamped in black. Light mottling to several areas of front and rear covers. A handsome very good + copy.. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        EXHIBIT OF LOCOMOTIVES BY BURNHAM, PARRY, WILLIAMS & CO., BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, PHILADELPHIA: THE WORLD'S INDUSTRIAL AND COTTON CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, NEW ORLEANS, 1884-1885

      Baldwin Locomotive Works/J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, PA 1884 - Presents a general description of the locomotives exhibited by Baldwin at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Orleans from December, 1884 to June, 1885. Illustrated with diagrams of locomotives of various railroads plus data for each. Locomotives featured are for the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway, Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company, Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia, and the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway. Other useful data on various types of locomotives included. The frontis, with tissue guard, is an impressive full page engraving of the company's facilities in Philadelphia. 41 pages plus advertisement page in the rear. Bound in original olive green cloth covered card stock with lettering stamped in gilt and design stamped in black. Light mottling to several areas of front and rear covers. A handsome very good + copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        An Old Man's Love (in TWO(2) VOLUMES)

      William Blackwood & Sons. Edinburgh/London. 1884. - 2 vols: viii + 226 + vi + 219pp. + 4 page booklist small 8vo Red cloth, dark brown coated endpapers. 1st edition, 1st issue: 1/2 title in each vol. Gold-stamped diamond-shaped front cover ornament. Spines are lettered, in gold, "An/ Old Man's/ Love [line] Trollope" inside of a box, the volume #, and "W. Blackwood & Sons/ EdinB & London". Wolff 6788 Spines sunned, covers partially sunned & lightly soiled, front hinge Vol I very slightly cracked, Vol II binding cracked, but not broken at page 113; spine top of volume 2 lacks 1/2" x 5/16" piece, texts clean: Good+ to VG-. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Parrots in Captivity.

      George Bell and Sons -1887 1884 - FIRST EDITION, with 81 fine chromolithograph plates of parrots, 3 volumes, sm.4to. (pp. 144 + 114 + 144), original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, parrot illustration stamped in gilt centre on upper covers, top edges gilt (covers slightly marked but original cloth unusually bright and unfaded, no inscriptions, plates somewhat foxed but mostly confined to blank verso of plates, stitching a little loose in volume three but generally an unusually good set) This set is without the supplement published in 1888 containing 9 plates. The supplement is notoriously rare and hardly ever accompanies sets of this work. For decades sets were broken up for the highly decorative parrot plates. It is increasingly difficult to find sets in good condition such as the set here described. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Parrots in Captivity, with Notes on Several Species By the Hon. And Rev. F.G. Dutton - 3 Volumes

      George Bell & Sons, London 1884 - vol. I (1884), x, 144, with 27 colored plates;vol. II (1884), xiv, 114 (with index to vols. I and II), with 27 coloured plates; vol. III (1887), viii, 144, with 27 coloured plates. Bound in publisher's turquoise cloth with gilt titles and date (1890) to spine, with stamped gilt parrot on front covers, teg, dark green eps. Some marks and scuffs to the covers, shelf wear to head and tail of spines and the owners name on the top margin of the contents page of vol. 1. A very good set with occasional light foxing of the back of some early plates in vol.I but rarely showing on image margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Parrots in captivity.

      - London, George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 175mm). pp. xiv, 114; x, 144; viii, 144, with 81 colour-printed wood-engraved plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial green cloth (foot of spines slightly frayed). One of the most attractively illustrated works on parrots. 'An account of the habits of 81 varieties of parrots (including cockatoos, macaws, parrakeets, etc.) with special reference to their behaviour in cage or aviary' (Zimmer p. 274). The fine plates are by Benjamin Fawcett from drawings by Alexander F. Lydon. Fawcett and his pupil Lydon were better known for their works in wood engraving. A very good copy without the usual foxing. A few leaves loosening.Nissen IVB, 393; Zimmer p. 274. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Oesterreich und der Schweiz. Zweite Auflage. Erster Band: WINTER, G. Pilze.

      Leipzig, E. Kummer, 1884. 8vo (220 x 145mm). pp. viii. 924, 63, with some text figures. Recent half calf. Schliemann 1903. 'Besonders wertvoll ist seine Bearbeitung der Pyrenomyceten in der Rabenhorst-Flora' (Dörfelt & Heklau p. 442).

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        THE NEW BANJO SCHOOL: BEING A SIMPLIFIED METHOD FOR LEARNING THE BANJO WITHOUT NOTES OR A MASTER

      Louisa Dewhurst, N Y, N Y 1884 - Banjo; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Bound in 3/4 leather with blue paper-covered boards. An instructional book for playing the banjo. Includes notes and depictions of playing strategies. The work features many illustrations and pieces of music. The volume shows external age/wear with loss of leather, half of the spine cover lacking, moisture marks to both boards, soiling of the boards and rubbing to the extremities of the boards. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Paper loss to upper right corner of one leaf [pages 23 and 24]. A publisher's sticker is present on the title page, Hnery Wheman, NY. The illustrations display well, remaining bright and clean. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 3/4" and contains 94 pages. No copies found in Worldcat or Via Libri Libraries. None show up at auction and none on line. A single appearance in Library of Congress LC Control No. : unk84075985 . The author is known to have lived in NY at time of publication. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Sheen Lodge/Richmond Park], 18. X. 1884. - 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. envelope. To H. W. Horwill at Wadham College in Oxford: "I beg to thank your for obliging letter and am gratified by the attention which you have thought my 'Paleontology' worthy for receiving. I shall not fail to make the corrections which you have kindly called my attention in the next Edition [.]". - Owen, a supporter of Lamarck and scientific opponent of Darwin, was well-known in his times for creating (with the support of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins) the first life-size sculptures depicting dinosaurs as they might have appeared: some of them were initially created for the Great Exhibition of 1851. - With printed letterhead.

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        Ronces et gratte-culs -

      Jules Lemonnyer 1884 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 184 pp. Sous étui. Reliure demi-maroquin vert à grands coins. Dos lisse mosaïqué d'une ronce marron qui monte le long du dos entourée de fleurs rouges. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée VERMOREL. Intérieur parfait. Portrait en double état. Illustré de 25 gravures en taille-douce de Willette, Frappa, Henri Rivière, Carrier-Belleuse, etc. Très bel exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE à 600 exemplaires. Un des 100 exemplaires non mis dans le commerce, pour les amis de l'auteur imprimés sur papier vélin blanc. Ce recueil de poésies badines et buccoliques a deux inspirateurs : Rabelais et Ronsard. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1884. 21st edition

      London John Wisden & Co 1884. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Page edges browning First Edition Maroon hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). 268pp + ads. Original covers not bound in.

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        Ilha Graciosa (Açores). Descripção historica e topographica.

      Angra do Heroismo, Imprensa da Junta Geral, 1883 (on title page; on front wrapper: 1884). - 297 pp., (2 ll.), 1 folding map of Graciosa (small repair). 4°, recent quarter mottled sheep over decorated boards, spine gilt, original printed wrappers (repaired) bound in. Some minor waterstains, occasional light browning. Overall in good to very good condition. Author's presentation inscription on half-title: "Ao seu presado amigo // A.A. de Castilho, // penhor de Sincera amizade // e affectuosa intima // offe. o auctor // Porto, 8 d'Abril de 1893." ---- FIRST EDITION.---- Canto 71. Not in Innocêncio. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eh. Gästeliste mit Paraphe.

      O. O., [30. IV. 1884]. - (½+1 =) 1½ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Obersthofmeister Fürst Hohenlohe: "Ich bitte zu einem Diner für Morgen ½7 Uhr die Einladungsliste entwerfen zu lassen und mir dieselbe zur Genehmigung zu schicken [.]". - Auf der beiliegenden Liste sind in Bleistift die Namen der Gäste - "Kronprinz, Kronprinzessin, Prinz Leopold, Prinzessin Gisela und ich" - notiert, darunter vermerkt der Kaiser gleichfalls in Bleistift: "um 5 Uhr in Schönbrunn im Zimmer, wo bei den beiden letzten Diners sich die Suiten versammelt haben", und hierunter in Tinte: "Sogleich zu veranlassen. Dem Control[l]amte wegen guten menu's und soignirten diner's zu verständigen". - Der Brief in gutem Zustand, die Gästeliste mit stärkeren Falt- und leichteren Gebrauchsspuren.

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        PORTRAIT OF GEOFFREY SCOTT

      [Np. undated].. Original portrait drawing, in sanguine and white, on a sheet of grey michalet paper, 38 x 29 cm. Fine, mounted via a vinyl sleeve in a captioned mat of ca. 1960s vintage, the latter a bit darkened and smudged. A striking portrait of Scott (1884-1929), almost full face, unsigned, but captioned "G.Scott" in the lower margin in pencil in the artist's hand. In the course of his dramatically short life, Scott left a significant mark in the fields of arts and letters. As an undergraduate, he was invited to Florence by Bernard Berenson, an occasion that led to his close friendship with John Maynard Keynes, and eventually to his acting as Berenson's secretary-librarian from 1907-1909. He established an informal architectural partnership with Cecil Pinsent, and in 1914, published the quite influential work, THE ARCHITECTURE OF HUMANISM. In spite of the somewhat complex sexual aspects it entailed, he entertained a passionate love affair with Vita Sackville-West from 1923-5, the period leading up to his publication of THE PORTRAIT OF ZÉLIDE. This latter work drew him to the attention of Col. Ralph Isham, who invited him to prepare for publication the Boswell papers Isham had coaxed from Malahide Castle. Scott was engaged in this project until, after a short holiday back home in the UK, he contracted pneumonia and died in New York in 1929. The editorship was then assumed by Frederick Pottle. Scott's POEMS were published posthumously in 1931. While the occasion upon which this portrait was made is not readily ascertainable, certainly the Rothenstein and Scott paths must have frequently intersected.

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        Manet

      Quantin, Paris 1884 - FIRST EDITION, with two original Manet etchings. The first biography of Manet, written by his close friend Edmond Bazire, and published only nine months after Manet's death. Exquisitely illustrated with two original Manet etchings ("L'Odalisque couchee" and "La Convelescente"), three etched plates by Guerard after Manet, six heliogravure plates after Manet, a facsimile letter, and numerous additional illustrations. Paris: Quantin, 1884. Octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards; custom box. Chips to spine with wear to joints, text and illustrations clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        CATALOGUE OF THE FIRST (TO FOURTH) PORTION OF THE BECKFORD LIBRARY REMOVED FROM HAMILTON PALACE. With CATALOGUE OF THE HAMILTON LIBRARY

      London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1884. half vellum with green pebbled cloth, top edge gilt. Beckford, William. thick tall 8vo. half vellum with green pebbled cloth, top edge gilt. (vi), 237; vi, 195; viii,196; vi, 78; viii,150 pages. 5 volumes bound in 1. Complete set of this massive sale. William Beckford (1760-1844) was a novelist and art and book collector who rivaled the most important collectors of his day. The collection was kept intact by the family and sold many years after his death. The first four parts are completely priced in pen in the margin with the buyer's name written in pen in the opposite margin. Some soiling of covers with a crack along the bottom of the front hinge. Library bookplate is the only library marking.

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        Aus dem westlichen Himalaja. Erlebnisse und Forschungen.,

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1884. - Vgl. Embacher 289 u. Wurzbach XLVIII, 274 ff (Das vorlieg. Werk in beiden Werken aufgrund des Erscheinungsjahres noch nicht angeführt). Der in Wien geborene Sprachforscher U. (1842-1904) trat als Leutnant in ein österr. Kavallerieregiment, verließ aber 1864 die Armee und bezog die Universität in Bonn. 1866 siedelte er nach Paris über, wo er 1873 Professor an der orientalischen Akademie wurde. Im Auftrag der Regierung machte U. 1876-82 drei Forschungsreisen durch Zentralasien. - Die Bedeutung U.s liegt besonders in seinen archäologischen Untersuchungen wie anthropologischen, ethnologischen und linguistischen Studien. (Embacher). Das vorliegende Werk beschreibt eine zu ethnologischen und anthropologischen Zwecken in den Jahren 1881 u. 82 durchgeführte Reise des Verfassers in den westlichen Teil des Himalaja bis zu den Indusquellen. Die Abbildungen zeigen v.a. Gebrauchsgegenstände u. Schmuck sowie einige Felsenzeichnungen. gr.-8°. XXVI, 330 S. Mit 181 Holzstich-Abb. nach Zeichnungen v. B. SCHMIDT im Text u. auf 20 tlw. gefalteten Tafeln, 4 mehrf. gef. Tab. u 5 tlw. gef. u. farbig lithogr. Karten. Roter OLnbd. mit reichen, ornamentalen Verzierungen in Gold-, Schwarz- u. Blindpräg. sowie Titel u. Vignette in Goldpräg. auf Vorderdeckel. Rücken fachgerecht restauriert (unterlegt). Exlibris u. Namenszug auf Vorsatz; Schmutztit. gebräunt; im Text sauberes Ex.; papierbedingt durchgeh. gebräunt.

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        The Hollanders in Nova Zembla: An Arctic Poem

      Putnam, New York 1884 - Signed copy. 1884, G. P. Putnam's Sons. Blue cloth-covered hardcover, no dustjacket. Gilt decoration shape of Nova Zembla islands on cover, black title on front, gilt title on spine. Gilt edging. Decorated endpapers, frontispiece with undamaged, unfoxed tissue guard. Nice clean copy, unmarked except as noted. Light wear to covers, 1/4" scratch, a little corner damage. First US edition, First of this translation by Daniel Van Pelt. Signed by Van Pelt on 2nd endpaper in neat fountainpen writing, "To Prof. C. Daesburg in token of friendship from Daniel Van Pelt" Epic poem, trans. from Dutch, tells heroic story of Barents and Heemskerck and their discoveries, explration and shipwreck on Nova Zembla (Novia Zemyla) as they sought the northwest passage. Inro. by Van Campen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reflections in Palestine 1883

      London: Macmillan, 1884. Duodecimo. x, 124 pages. Black endpapers. 3 maps printed in black and red. Original fawn cloth ruled in red and black on spine and upper and lower boards; titled in black on spine and upper board. A near-fine, crisp copy of this extremely scarce title.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Le Grelot. La Justice en Corse.

      1884 - Paris: 1884. 4pp, with a wood-engraved caricature in original colour on front. Caricature 310 x 265mm. A few nicks. A satirical map of Corsica, with Justice being cruxified on her scales by lawyers, her blindfold over her mouth. Her outline transforms the island's outline into a skull. 'The Grelot' was a Republican journal founded in 1871 by Arnold Mortier, lasting until 1903, despite many lawsuits brought against it. The magazine was in the forefront of a campaign to give satirical drawing the same liberties as writing; it was obliged to submit every cartoon to the censors for permission to publish! Alfred Le Petit (1841-1909) contributed to Le Grelot from 1872 until 1903. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Picea Bracteata, Loudon

      Published in Edinburgh and London in 1863-1884 - A very detailed hand colored lithograph by Edward James Ravenscroft (1816-1890)from his monumental book "The Pinetum Britannicum: A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees Cultivated in Great Britain." which was printed in Edinburgh and London in 1863-1884. Overall this print measures 22" x 15.25". The development of botanical illustration in many ways echoes that of other art forms in that it is influenced by politics, philosophy and, of course, science. Perhaps at no time was this more pressingly visible than during nineteenth-century Britain where the aspirations of an expanding Empire resulted in a national pride that fostered scientific discovery as well as art. At the heart of this movement were the newly crowned Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. As Consort rather than King, Albert’s role was somewhat ambivalent and although he acted as a valuable advisor to his wife, it was the Queen alone who bore responsibility the operations of government. He, thus, was obliged to find his own interests and became a valued patron of the arts and sciences. His involvement in the coordination of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in large part helped to ensure its success. Therefore, it is with little surprise that Edward James Ravenscroft dedicated his large three folio work on pine trees, Pinetum Brittanicum, to the memory of the much adored Prince Consort, Albert. In December 1861 the Queen’s husband died leaving her emotionally devastated and plunging the Empire into mourning. Ravenscroft could not have thought of a more appropriate dedication, as it was the German-born Albert who had introduced the Christmas tree tradition to Britain. Ravenscroft’s publication is widely considered to be one of the greatest works on pines and is lavishly illustrated with colorful and refined depictions of many varieties of pine trees from both sides of the Atlantic. For example, The "Wellingtonia" – of "Washingtonia," as Americans proposed to call it – now Sequoiadendron giganteum, was a recent arrival in Britain, having been discovered in California about 1850. Bark and cross sections with a diameter of 96 feet had been displayed in New York and at the Crystal Palace in London. Many of the illustrations in the Pinetum Brittanicum portray the trees in parks or other natural settings with human figures included in the compositions, belying Ravenscroft’s ostensibly scientific goal in producing the work. Despite the great artistry and aesthetic appeal of the images, however, the publication is a testament to the great nineteenth-century fascination with natural history, as well as the impulse to classify and catalogue--two interests that went hand in hand and intensified dramatically over the course of the 1800s. In 1754, the great Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus, asserted in his dissertation entitled Flora Angelica, that whereas at the beginning of the previous century the English seemed little suited, indeed alien, to the study of botany, they had produced by the end of that century as many botanists as the whole of the rest of Europe. Ravenscroft was one of the great talents to emerge in this period in the field of natural history illustration, combining aspects of beauty and sc--normally considered antithetical--with apparently effortless grace. John Lindley contributed botanical descriptions for the first three parts, and Andrew Murray and Maxwell T. Masters wrote the remainder. The work was ostensibly based upon Charles Lawson’s much smaller monograph describing the range of conifers growing in Great Britain, which Edward Ravenscroft was able to bring to completion. Amongst the subscribers to the book were the French Emperor Napoleon III, who requested 30 copies and Queen Victoria. Great institutions such as the British Museum and Oxford and Cambridge Universities also subscribed to the text. Fair condition with some foxing/staining throughout. Overall browning of paper. Repair to top margin.

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        Capitän Jacobsen`s Reise an der Nordwestküste Amerikas 1881-1883 zum Zwecke ethnologischer Sammlungen und Erkundigungen nebst Beschreibung persönlicher Erlebnisse für den deutschen Leserkreis bearbeitet von A. Woldt.,

      Leipzig, Spohr, 1884 - VIII, 431 S. Mit 2 Karten und zahlr. Abb. und Tafeln. Jacobsen (1853-1947) erwarb auf dieser Fahrt zahlreiche Exponate für das Berliner Völkerkundemuseum, die in diesem Band ausführlich dokumentiert werden. "Er besuchte die Vancouver-Insel, die Queen-Charlotte-Inseln, verschiedene Küstenpunkte von Britisch-Kolumbien sowie Alaska, wo er u. a. den Yukon befuhr und vom Kotzebue-sund nach der Norton-Bai zog. Er brachte weit über 6000 Objekte mit zurück, die grösste von einem einzelnen in jenen Gebieten zusammengebrachte völkerkundliche Samlung. . Nach J.s Tagebuch verfasste Wold den Reisebericht." (Henze, II, 697).- Einband etwas lichtrandig, sonst frischer Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, OLeinen mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel.

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        The History of France.

      London. Sampson Lowe, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. 1883-1884. - Illustrated throughout with full page plate engravings and further vignettes en texte. 8 volumes complete. Thick 8vo. Very Handsomely bound in 3/4 gilt ruled straight grain morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. The mildest rubbing to several covers and spines. Some spines very mildly darkened. Several corners bumped. Volume 8 presents faint water staining to fore-edge with further staining to margins of internals not intruding upon text and images, else a Fine crisp set with terrific shelf appeal.Featured Sets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mining Claim of W.B. Noble & E.A. Stevenson, Four Miles North of Pioneer, Boise Co. Idaho

      San Francisco 1884 - Thompson and West History of Idaho Territory, Showing Its Resources and Advantages: with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches &c. From Original Drawings Publisher: Wallace W. Elliott, San Francisco, 1884 Hand-colored lithograph (later color) 13 1/2” x 20 1/2” Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called “combination atlas maps.” In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes. After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 70s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Sonoma County (1877), Fresno County (1891), and Tulare County (1892). In partnership with West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties. In 1884 Thompson and West published The History of the Idaho Territory. This atlas was first full-scale history of Idaho, with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, mines, houses, and other features of Idaho settlements, including bird's-eye views of several of the towns. Much space is devoted to the mining industries and other economic enterprises, but there is also treatment of early exploration, Indian Wars and other aspects of Idaho history and settlement.

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        MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE

      - DUHAMEL Georges (Paris 1884 - Valmondois 1966), médecin et écrivain français Manuscrit autographe intitulé « Manger français, dormir français ». 3 pages in-folio sur feuillets simples numérotés avec de nombreuses ratures et corrections. Amusante chronique comparant les différentes nations d’Europe et leurs habitudes pour la nourriture et leur temps de sommeil.

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        Photographie

      - DUHAMEL Georges (1884-1966), écrivain, poète. Photographie. Beau portrait photographique dédicacé et signé. « A René Davenay. De grand coeur en amical souvenir, janvier 1939 ». René Davenay fut romancier et journaliste, anima également des émissions radiodiffusées. Photographie originale, tirage argentique. Au dos : inscription manuscrite « Georges Duhamel ». Dimensions : H 24,6 x L 17 cm.

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        The complete carriage and wagon painter. A concise compendium of the art of painting carriages, wagons and sleighs, embracing full directions in all the various branches, including lettering, scrolling, ornamenting, striping, varnishing and coloring

      M. T. Richardson, New York 1884 - First edition, small 8vo, pp. [3]-181 (pp. 178-81 are ads); 73 wood- engraved illustrations in the text; original pictorial ochre cloth stamped in black on the upper cover, and in gilt and black on the spine; soiled and stained, extremities rubbed, else good and sound. Numerous editions appeared into the 20th century, but the first edition is scarce. Not in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. Tom Sawyer's Comrade. Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty years ago. With 174 illustrations

      Chatto & Windus. Piccadilly. London. 1884. FIRST EDITION. First issue. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.4 inches). 174 line drawings by E. W. Kemble, including the full page frontis with its original tissue guard still present. A very good, crisp and clean copy. Previous owners neat name written, in light pencil so easily removable, on the top of the title page. Finely bound in recent half burgundy morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Gilt ruling and lettering to compartments. Burgundy cloth on boards. The page edges untrimmed. The earliest state of the publishers 32pp adverts, dated October 1884, at the back. Original publishers decorative front board has been bound in at the rear. A fine copy of the true first edition of this classic book. This London First Edition is the true first appearance of the book and precedes the American Edition.

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        STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1884 Author's first book; 225pp.; bound in green cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering gilt; a clean bright copy with light minor wear to spine ends, some bubbling of cloth; a clean bright copy. Very good.. FIRST EDITION. 12mo.

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        Über eine Sprosspilzkrankheit der Daphnien. Ein Beitrag zur Lehre über den Kampf der Phagozyten gegen Krankheitserreger (pp.177-195, 76 Abb. auf 2 lith. Taf.).

      . Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 96. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1884, 8°, VI, 510 pp., 18 Tafeln, Halbleinenband der Zeit.. Elie Metchnikoff (1845-1916) "originated the theory of phagocytosis. He described phagocytes in leucocytes and showed their function as scavengers" - Milestone in immunology; Garrison & Morton No.2538; Milesstones in Microbiology, Ed. by. Thomas Brock (1961), pp.132-138

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        Exposition des oeuvres d'Edouard Manet.

      Imp. A. Quantin 1884 - - Imp. A. Quantin, Paris 1884, 11,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Très bel exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères.

      Rédigés par N.M. Romanoff. Tomes I-VII & IX. St. Pétersbourg 1884-1897. 8 volumes. 4to (270 x 195mm). pp. (8), 181; (6), 262; (6), 419; xvii, 575, (2); (6) 248; (4), 700; (8), lvi, 658, (2); (4), 365, (1), with 130 plates of which 126 finely hand-coloured, some figures in the text and 4 coloured maps, of which 1 is a large folding map. Contemporary black half morocco, spines with red gilt lettered label (some skilful repairs to bindings). A fully coloured copy of probably the rarest work on Russian Lepidoptera. The 4 plain plates are anatomical plates and were never coloured. Sets with all the plates coloured are excessively rare and the last copy we sold with all the plates coloured was in 1961. The work was published in a very limited edition, and the number of plates which are coloured vary in most of the copies. Usually copies with 70 coloured plates or less are found. Only a few copies with all the plates coloured exist. As always, the original edition of the 8th volume is not included; it is excessively rare since this volume was destroyed by fire shortly after publication and only 10 copies survived. In the introduction of the reprint of the 8th volume Professor G.S. Medvedev, President of the Russian Entomological Society writes as follows: "Only 10 copies survived, four still kept in Russia, three in Germany, and three in other entomological libraries of the world". We have added the reprint of the 8th volume to our set but have not added the pages and the coloured plates in our description./The monographs included are fundamental contributions on the butterflies of regions of the Russian Empire and Asia, by specialists as the Grand Duke Nicolai Michailovich Romanoff himself, Christoph, Staudinger, Snellen, Grum-Grshimailo, Heylarts and others. /Amongst others the work comprises large monographs as: N.M. Romanoff, Les Lépidoptères de la Transcaucasie; H. Christoph, Lépidoptera aus dem Achal-Tekke Gebiet; Gr. Grum-Grshimailo, Le Pamir et sa faune Lépidoptérologique; S. Alphéraky, Lépidoptères rapportés de la Chine et de la Mongolie par G.N. Potanine; E.L. Ragonol, Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae./Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanoff was born on 26 April 1859 at Tsarskoye Selo, the eldest child of the seven children of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna. He was the only naturalist of the Czar family. He was later imprisoned by the Bolsheviks in Petrograd and shot outside the St Peter and St Paul Fortress on 28 january 1919. First volume with paper repair to the upper and outer margin of the title and one text leaf with tiny repair to the outer margin, the large map with small tear. Volume VII is somewhat smaller than the other volumes and the binding was bound to match the other volumes in size.//Provenance: name of Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover and his Japanese stamp on titles.//Junk, Bibl. Lepidopterologica 2268; Nissen ZBI, 4678.

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        Report on the Egyptian Provinces of the Sudan, Red Sea, and Equator. Compiled in the Intelligence Branch, Quartermaster-General's Department, Horse Guards, War Office. Revised up to July, 1884.

      London: HMSO, 1884 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to upper board. Very slightly rubbed and soiled, the map a little awkwardly folded, but overall very good. Large folding map at the rear. First thus, this edition revised from that of the previous year, and expanded by some 70 pages. Uncommon: print run of 1,000 copies and just two copies of this revision listed on COPAC. Pencilled ownership inscription of Sir John Robert Gladstone, nephew of the great Liberal prime minister to the title page. Sir John entered the Coldstream Guards in 1873, and served in the Egyptian campaign of 1882, being present at the action of Mahuta and the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and also the Sudan expedition of 1885 (Suakin, actions at Hasheen and Tamai). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Faribault -- Fletcher Geological Maps of Nova Scotia

      Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 1884, - (Geological Survey of Canada). 1884 - 1931. The Faribault -- Fletcher Geological Maps of Nova Scotia. Being the nearly complete Nova Scotia series ofcoloured lithographic geological maps surveyed, compiled and drawn by HughFletcher, or by E. R. Faribault, or by both Fletcher and Faribault, or (forlater maps) by their successors. The maps comprising a complete sequence of seventy-one colour-printed and consecutively numbered Nova Scotia geological maps produced between 1884 and 1909 by the Geological Survey of CanadaTOGETHER WITH: a further fourteen maps of irregular numbering (and of a total of seventeen published) in continuation of the same series, dated 1905 -1931, ALSO WITH: two smaller scale maps completing the series. These two being: "PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA AND PART OF NEW BRUNSWICK" (Map shows, in fact, only a portion of Cumberland County, Nova Scotia and portions of two adjacent counties of New Brunswick.); and MAP OF THE WESTERN PORTION OF NOVASCOTIA. In total: 87 maps. Lacking only maps numbered 73, 87 and 89 of theseries as published. Full color printed. Included in the detailing of the maps is a wealth of non-geological data of considerable cultural historicalinterest. As well as roads, parish and county boundaries, and school and church locations, above ground mine workings, the maps identify some existingshops (with some named), lobster factories, mills (some named), post offices (or telegraph and post offices), forges, fishing stations, "stores" (as:Jersey Co's stores), small mining operations (copper, coal, manganese), quarries (plaster, marble), kilns (lime, plaster), wharfs, engine houses (these adjacent wharfs), saw and shingle mills, a carding mill, a weaving mill,hotels (unnamed), tanneries, carriage factories, cheese factories, steamboat landings, navigational lights (with frequencies), a "coloured settlement", a convent, etc. Additionally, with many homes and farms -- where the owners names were known to the surveyors -- the names of owners are provided.Scale: 1 mile to one inch. Map sheet widths vary from approx. 23" to 26"; heights from approx. 15" to 18" (and in many cases these variances are due to some cropping). The width of the maps proper is, for the most part, 18 1/2"; and height, for the most part, is 12 1/2". The maps are faced with adhesive cellulose, and some are additionally backed with linen. Maps numbered1 - 24 are "To illustrate reports by Hugh Fletcher, 1879 - 1884"; maps numbered 25 - 36 are "To illustrate Report by Messrs Hugh Fletcher and E. R. Faribault Part P Annual Report, Vol. II 1886". A most useful reference, giventhe discontinuous numbering of the later maps in the series, is the "IndexMap of Nova Scotia" provided for the Faribault -- Fletcher Geological Series in: Gregory, Diane J. (compiler). Bibliography of the Geology of Nova Scotia. [Halifax]: Nova Scotia Department of Mines, 1975. p. 230. Stored rolled. Occasional penciling, minor de-lamination of cellulose affecting a fewmaps, and with institutional departmental markings to some later issues. The maps in very good condition overall. 3,500.00

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        Dicken's Works - 15 Volume Set

      Pollard & Moss, New York 1884 - Hard cover. 8vo. 3/4 leather with leather spine and corners. Fancy marbled boards and page ends. Fifteen (15) volume set. 6960pp. Very handsome Set. Very nice condition.Unmarked texts. Very good hinges and binding. Only the slightest shelfwear. Handom addition to any collection. Satisfaction guaranteed. 6960pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Sectional Map of the State of Florida

      G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., New York 1884 - Pocket map of typical format in embossed cloth covers, as issues. Map of a portion of Florida, from the state line with Georgia in the north to Lake Okeechobee in the south, and from the Atlantic Coast in the east to Madison and Taylor Counties in the west, omitting the Florida Panhandle.Counties are outlined in green, yellow and pink.Other geographical entities include towns, lakes, rivers, bays, and coastal islands.The map is at a scale of 10 miles to an inch.A grid is laid over most of the map, according to the plan adopted in surveying the Public Lands of the United States, in which the country is divided into townships by lines 6 miles apart, which are further subdivided into a smaller grid of 640-acre sections.Text on the map explains how the grids can be used to locate any piece of land on the map. Between 1831 and 1890, the Colton family was among the most prominent and prolific American map publishers.The company was founded by Joseph H. Colton, who had no formal training in geography or cartography; his principal role was to manage the production and distribution of the maps. He began by publishing maps drawn by David H. Burr in the 1830s. The firm was renamed G.W. & C.B. Colton in the 1860s when Colton was succeeded by his sons -- George Woolworth Colton (1827-1901) and Charles B. Colton (c. 1831-1916).George Colton compiled the company's 1855 Atlas of the World and served thereafter as the firm's principal map compiler, cartographer and engraver.The company continued to publish a wide range of atlases, pocket maps, wall maps, folding maps for books, etc. until the 1890s, at which point mass production began to overtake the map business.According to map historian Walter W. Ristow, "[h]aving built their business on engraving and lithography, the Coltons were apparently unwilling to reorganize it." Cartouche: "Colton¿s New Sectional Map of the Eastern Portion of Florida.From the surveys of the U.S. Land Office, the U.S. Coast Survey and other Original Sources.G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 182 William St. New York." Condition: Generally very good, the map with the usual overall light wear, toning, soiling, handling, spotting, soft creases.Usual light wear, browning, and minor openings at fold intersections.Covers good with usual light overall toning, wear, soiling abrasions. Photos of cover and cartouche shown on our web site. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fourth Australian Cricket Team: Their Scores In The Colonies And In England .

      "Cricket" Office / Melbourne: Boyle & Scott 1884 - An account of the 1884 Australian cricket tour of England under the captaincy of W.L. Murdoch. With portraits of the players and biographies taken from the publication Cricket and detailed reports, with scorecards, of each of the 41 matches played. Small 8vo. vi + 140pp. 13 wood-engraved portraits. Rebound in green half-calf over marbled boards preserving the original front card cover onyl. Front advert leaf repaired, final leaf frayed, o/w contents clean and unmarked.

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