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        Works of Fancy and Imagination

      Alexander Strahan, London 1884 - Re-print. 10 vols. 16mo. Original blue cloth lettered gilt and ruled in black on all covers. AEG. Boards a little dulled and marked.Green leaf patterned end-papers. Some end-papers discoloured a little by seepage of glue during the book production process. Vol 7 ("The Portent") stands out, unfortunately, as exhibiting more wear than the other volumes - see photo. Lacking the box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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      London 1884 - A rare proof signed by Lady Butler and the engraver, Image Size : 510x960 (mm), 20.125x37.75 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Original Hand Coloring, Steel Engraving [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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      - Paris, A. Quantin, 1884. In-folio 32x45,5 cm. Imposant ouvrage orné de 61 planches noir-blanc, 13 planches en chromolithographie, 1 frontispice, 4 illustrations non numérotées et 2 cartes. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en pleine percaline verte portant le titre et un aigle couronné aux ailes éployées sur le plat supérieur. Dos lisse orné de caissons noirs et portant le nom de l'auteur et le titre en lettres dorées. Traces de frottement sur le dos et les coins. Coiffes et mors restaurés. Une planche collée sur onglet se détache, cependant l'ouvrage est complet et en bon état général pour ce type de reliure et ce poids. RARE. Un des ouvrages les plus importants du XIXème siècle sur l'anthropologie et l'éthnographie de la Guyane Hollandaise. Publication de luxe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        EL MOTIN. Periódico Satírico Semanal. Año IV 1884. Del nº 1, 6 de enero 1884, al nº 51, 21 diciembre 1884.

      - En total 51 periódicos (falta el nº 52 para completar el año). Cada nº consta de 4 págs. con texto en las páginas 1 y 4 y una gran cromolitografia que ocupa las dos paginas centrales. En general están en muy buen estado, algun rasgado esporádico bien restaurado salvo 1 de los periódicos que tiene marcas de cello y alguna pérdida de papel. Encuadernados en un volumen en holandesa con el lomo en piel de época. (Semanario satírico, republicano y anticlerical, El Motín se creó a las pocas semanas de la llegada al gobierno de los liberales. Entre sus objetivos se encontraban: la crítica a los conservadores, funcionarios, las ridiculeces de la clase media, la defensa de la unidad del partido republicano y la lucha contra el poder del clero. Destacarón en él los dibujos y caricaturas de Demócrito. Su director, José Nakens, sufrio frecuentes procesos y hasta excomuniones a causa de las ideas políticas mantenidas en este semanario a lo largo de toda su vida. El peródico duro 45 años, de 1881 a 1926). (51808).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        Tom Sawyer Abroad.

      NY: Charles L. Webster, 1884. - Illustrations by Dan Beard. 8vo. 219 pp + [4] pp. ads. 1st state, binding variation B (no priority). Bound in grey-tan cloth illustrated in brown and black with gilt titles. Contemporary bookplate and name front endpapers, very light wear at the spinal extremities, very small stain corner of rear free endpaper, else this is an especially bright, near fine book, Binding very tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
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        The Loving Brand Book Introduction by Charles Goodnight III. Illustrations by William D. Witliffe.

      Austin: Pemberton Press.. Fine condition, fine slipcase.. One of 119 copies of the special manuscript edition containing one original leaf of the ooriginal manuscript written in the hand of J. C. Loving in 1884. Signed by Goodnight and Witliffe. Bound in the publisher's original full leather stamped in gilt with original tan cloth slipcase. Reese Six-Score 74.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Art Union the Official Journal of the American Art Union Volume 1 No 1

      1884 - approximately 100 Prominent architecture drawings of Illinois, Wisconsin & other states full page with locations & architect, boards rubbed, leather scuffed DATE PUBLISHED: 1884 EDITION: UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      [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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Etudes de dynamique chimique

      Frederik Müller, Amsterdam 1884 - 8vo., [4] [i] ii-iv, [1] 2-214 [2] pp., text wood-engravings. Original publishers wrappers, creased and dust soiled in margins. Upper spine chipped (professionally restored). Provenance: Strychnin specialist Prof. Franz Feist, with his ex-libris on title page. ---- Partington IV, pp. 658-60; Norman 2129. RARE FIRST EDITION, THE BIRTH OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Groundbreaking publication of Dutch chemist Van 't Hoff. Van't Hoff's treatise on chemical dynamics, in the words of his colleague Arrhenius, "develop[ed] an imposing and harmonious scheme for the whole subject of chemical influences and actions" (Partington IV, p.658). It dealt with reaction velocity, the theory of equilibrium, and the theory of affinity as based on free energy. Van't Hoff classified reaction velocities into unimolecular, bimolecular and multimolecular, wrote the equation for the effect of temperature on the equilibrium constant, and formulated the principle of mobile equilibrium (at constant volume, equilibriums tend to shift in such a direction as to oppose temperature changes imposed on a system) that became the basis of the Van't Hoff-Le Châtelier principle. In 1901 Van't Hoff received the first Nobel Prize in chemistry, in part for his work in chemical dynamics (Norman 2129). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Flowers of the Bombay Presidency

      Williams & Mary Butt - Flowers of the Bombay Presidency gathered and painted while thay were still fresh by Mrs. Mary E. Butt during the years 1857 - 64. This copy was painted by me her Husband in the yerar 1884. Volume in - folio (cm. 37,5 x 28) con titolo e 200 bellissime tavole a colori tutte disegnate e finemente colorate a mano raffiguranti un fiore ciascuna con sotto la descrizione e il suo nome a matita. La legatura è coeva, ma molto logora coi piatti staccati. Internamente le tavole sono in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        The Works of Lord Tennyson

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        El Prisionero, Drama militar en tres actosprecedidos de un prólogo en verso original de Ricardo Donoso- Cortés. (1884)

      1884 - San Sebastinan Enero de 1884. Obra original manuscrita. El asunto trata de un capitán del ejercito liberal enamorado de la hija de un general carlista en cuya casa está prisionero. Obra en la que triunfa el honor, la fidelidad obtiene justa recompensay los diferentes sentimientos que caracterizan a los personajes del dramase resuelven favorablemente a los principios de la moral de la época. Incluye carta de dedicación al Coronel del Regimiento de Infantería de la Lealtad nº 30 D. José Campos y Ordovás. La obra se estenó en el teatro principal. Incluyendo las críticas aparecidas en los diarios del momento. (2 cuadernillos : 1. Prólogo y acto primero:24 hojas manuscritas a doble cara, 2. segundo y tercer acto,40 hojas.). Junto con un cuaderno manuscrito. La Coruña 1892 con la portadilla: Al Sr. Ricardo Donoso Cortés, Capitán de Infantería y autor del drama militar en 3 actos precedidos de un prólogo titulado? el Prisionero?, como recuerdo de la noche del 26 de julio de 1892 en la que se puso en escena dicho drama por varios ilustres jefes y Oficiales de la guarnición de la Coruña, en el teatro Principal y a beneficio del Barrio en proyecto para Obreros. ( 14 hojas manuscritas) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        First Edition The Captain of the Guidara, Keraban the Inflexible ( 1884 First Edition )

      Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington, London 1884 - Published in 1884 this is the English First Edition of Keraban the Inflexible, being the First part of The Captain of the Guidara, the second part, Scarpante the Spy was not published until the following year, bound in green pictorial cloth, titled in gilt, internally illustrated with a frontispiece and forty eight plates within, mild edge wear and light marking to the covers, internally endpapers browned, creasing to frontispiece tissue guard, a few minor marks else in good condition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty Years Ago. With 174 Illustrations.

      London; Chatto & Windus, 1884. First edition. 19,5x13,5 cm. Xvi, 438, (1, 1 blank) pp. + 32 pp. (Chatto & Windus's List of Books, April 1885). Publisher's red, pictorial cloth with decorated endpapers. Spine is slightly out of square, a bit faded and has a few small specks. Spine ends and corners are a little bumped. There are a few light ring stains on the boards. A small private paper-label on front paste-down. The frontispiece has 3 minimal tears in outer margin. A small loss at top corner of pp. 43/44, a loss in outer margin of pp. 175/176, and a minimal loss in top margin of pp. 313/314. Contents are clean and bright. Illustrated by E. W. Kemble. The British edition preceded the American edition

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        Manuscrit) Journal de bord du Commandant en second du Cuirassé « Le Trident » commandé par le Capitaine de vaisseau Behic, du Jeudi 30 août 1883 au samedi 14 juin 1884

      - Journal de bord d'environ 140 pages, contresigné par le Contre-Amiral en inspection générale en date du 5 septembre 1884. À noter que ce journal cartonné avec dos entoilé a été imprimé vierge par Bastide, libraire à Toulon conformément aux articles 387 du décret du 20 mai 1878. Il comporte, soigneusement rempli d'une écriture trés lisible, tous les évenements du cuirassé jusqu'à la date du 30 mai 1884 (3 pages manquantes en fin d'ouvrage). Renseignements sur ce qui est vu, sur les évenements arrivés à bord (décés), les mouillages (uniquement en Méditerranée), les voilures, le temps, les exercices d'escadre, les exercices aux postes de combats ainsi que plus particulièrement les exercices de torpilles. En effet, le cuirassé « Le Trident » est un cuirassé (coque en bois) de classe Colbert, équipé de filets pare torpilles comme on peut le voir en maquette au Musée de la Marine. Pour l'historique de ce navire, il fut construit en 1876 à Toulon, retiré du service actif le 11 septembre 1900, il est converti en caserne dans un port du Levant ou il y fut démoli en 1910. Son commandant, Charles Behic, finira Contre-Amiral. Le nom du second et auteur de ce journal de bord est inconnu, il pourrait être le Lieutenant de Vaisseau Aymet, car en effet, une plaquette de 47 pages de 1878, jointe avec ce manuscrit et intitulée « Considérations sur les compas et Boussoles » par C.E. Caspari, est dédicacée à ce nom. Ce document manuscrit est surtout une page d'histoire de la marine et du mode de vie à la fin du XIXe siècle sur nos bateaux de guerre. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Beau Livre]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1884. First trade edition, first printing, first state. (The first in cloth, following sheep binding and salesman's dummy issues. All definitive points present: frontispiece has table with tablecloth visible under bust, Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; pg. 9 has "Decided" instead of "Decides"; Pg. 13 lists phantom illustration on pg. 88 "Him and another Man"; Pg. 57 error "with the was" 11 lines up from bottom of text; pg. 155 missing last digit of page number-- unstamped, technically the true first state. Correct trade issue straight fly on pg. 283 [sorry, no bulge!]. BAL's third state of the title page, not a cancel; 1884 date on copyright page. Pg. 143 has "l" in "Col." missing, broken type "b" in "body." No signature mark on pg. 161.) About Very Good condition. A restored copy with sturdy binding but spine rebacked patchily, new endpapers. Pen scribbles on frontispiece and first page of text. A few stray smudges and light stains to pages but overall in nice shape. Corners bumped with exposed tips. Gilt lettering fairly strong. Cloth mottled, a bit stained, and rubbed. Faint tidemark along bottom margin of pgs. 289-304. Wear near head. A nice copy of a masterwork of American literature.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Avant-projet de révision du Code civil

      - Important travail commandé par le Ministre Bara, mais le 18 juin 1884, le nouveau Ministre de la Justice Ch. Woeste en fait arrêter l'impression. Peu d'exemplaires seront mis en circulation. Ceci est une réédition bien complète, 7 tomes reliés grand format totalisant près de 3.000 pp.

      [Bookseller: JURIDICA]
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        Le nouveau Décaméron.

      E. Dentu 1884 - - E. Dentu, Paris 1884-1887, 13x20,5cm, 10 volumes brochés. - Edition originale de ce fameux recueil de 100 contes. Contributions de G. de Maupassant, A. Daudet, P. Arène, C. Mendès, A. Villiers de L'Isle Adam, T. de Banville, L. Cladel, P. Bourget, Leconte de Lisle, E. de Goncourt, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, E. Zola, C. Monselet, L. Halévy, A. France. Ouvrages illustrés, en frontispices, de 10 magnifiques eaux-fortes par Abot représentant les portraits des principaux auteurs et de 10 eaux-fortes hors-texte de Mesplès, Vogel et Fraipont ainsi que d'en-têtes et de culs-de-lampe sur bois de Besnier. Beaux exemplaires. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs., Kolorierte Ausgabe.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1884-1887. - Bde.1-3 (Säugethiere): Titelbild u. Portrait A.E. Brehms, XVI, 36, 706; XII, 628; XII, 756 S. mit 451 Textabb. und 55 Chromotafeln. Bd.4-6 (Vögel): XVI, 754; XVI, 699; XVI, 671 S. mit 442 Textabb. und 55 Chromotafeln. Bd.7 (Kriechthiere u. Lurche): XVI, 673 S. mit 158 Textabb. u. 16 Chromotafeln. Bd.8 (Fische): 440 S. mit 145 Textabb. u. 11 Chromotafeln. Bd.9 (Insecten, Tausendfüßler u. Spinnenthiere): XXX, 710 S. mit 277 Textabb. u. 21 Chromotafeln. Bd.10 (Niedere Thiere): XXVI, 582 S. mit 366 Textabb. u. 16 Chromotafeln. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Nissen. Sarkowski 16,a,3 (gibt fälschlicherweise nur 170 statt 174 Chromotafeln und für des Erscheinen 1881-83 an). Der Text u. den Textabb. sind identisch mit der "normalen" zweiten Auflage, jedoch wurden zusätzlich die neuen chromolithographischen Farbtafeln, welche eigentlich erst für die geplante 3. Auflage vorgesehen waren, eingefügt. Die erste kolorierte Brehm- Ausgabe ! Rücken u. Ecken berieben, Kapitale der Bde. 1, 2 u. 5 mit kl. Fehlstellen am oberen Kapital, vordere Außengelenke der Bde. 1 u. 4 mit größerem Einriß. Innen sauber u. frisch. Noch gute Reihe. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 Gr.-8°, Orig.-Halblederbde. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung u. vier Zierbünden. Zweite (2.) umgearbeitete u. vermehrte Auflage, kolorierte Ausgabe, 10 Bände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum Einzelunternehmen]
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        Die Berner-Chronik. Herausgegeben vom Historischen Verein des Kantons Bern.

      K.J. Wyss, Bern, 1884 - 6 Bände. Bern, K.J. Wyss 1884-1901. 8°. Neue Halbllederbände mit Rückenschildern. Feller/Bonjour 165 ff. - Die erste nach wissenschaftlichen Kriterien editierte Ausgabe. - Rücken fleckig. Titelblatt von Band 2 schwach fleckig, sonst sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Neue Halbllederbände mit Rückenschildern.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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      1884 - Budapest 1884. Epic poem in Hungarian by Hungary's greatest philosophical poet. Hardcover. Small octavo, 231pp., original full gilt illustrated cloth. All edges gilt. Fine, very light rubbing on corners. Excellent condition in beautiful binding. Very attractive and scarce early edition of this Hungarian classic. Gift quality. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xerxes Books]
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        Ricordo pittorico militare della spedizione sarda in Oriente (1855-56). Album compilato dal Consiglio Direttivo dei Reduci della Crimea (in Torino) e da esso esposto alla Mostra Nazionale del 1884.

      Vincenzo Bona,, Torino, 1884 - Album di cm. 38 x 26, pp. (6) 135 (3). Con molte figure nel testo, 10 tavole ripiegate fuori testo fra cui un piano della battaglia della Cernaja, una tabella e 8 spendide vedute litografiche di grandi dimensioni. Legatura in piena percallina verde con titoli in oro al piatto. Preservata la bross. orig. illustrata. Perfetta conservazione. Esemplare di omaggio al Ministro della Marina Benedetto Brin, la cui dedica appare impressa in oro al piatto. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Les amours du chevalier de Faublas. avec une préface par Hippolyte Fournier.

      Librairie des Bibliophiles,, Paris, 1884 - Cinque volumi di cm. 17,5, pp. 800 ca. complessive. Con 16 belle tavole incise all'acquaforte da Monziés da disegni di Paul Avril (ciascuna in doppio stato). Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino con ampie punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli di testa dorati. (Legatura firmata Morrell binder London). Qualche marginale fioritura. Bell'esemplare, in barbe, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Raffinata edizione impressa in 220 esemplari numerati. Il presente è il n. 17 nella tiratura su carta di Cina con tavole in due stati. Celebre opera edita originariamente nel 1791 che dipinge in maniera assai efficace la vita galante e libertina del '700. Cfr. Gay-Lemonnier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Lettre Autographe Signée de Charles Gounod à Arthur Pongin.

      * 1884 - Lettre Autographe Signée de Charles Gounod (1818-1893) au musicologue Arthur Pongin. Il étudie l'harmonie avec Antoine Reicha puis, au Conservatoire de Paris, avec Jacques Fromental Halévy et la composition avec Jean-François Lesueur. En 1839, il remporte le Grand Prix de Rome pour sa cantate Fernand. Château de Morainville par Blangy le Château. 22 juillet 1884. Calvados. Il a lu son article sur les Ascendants de M. Ch. Gounod : "J'ai été très touché à la lecture de ces lignes qui ont fait revivre devant moi pendant quelques instants, un père qui m'a été enlevé trop tôt pour que j'eusse le temps de l'aimer. La plupart des détails contenus dans cet article m'étaient déjà connus par ma mère". Il l'invite à venir voir le portrait de son père par Lépicié : "c'est un petit chef-d'oeuvre". LAS 1 page de format in-8°(21x14). Très bon état. Dédicacé par l'auteur

      [Bookseller: EURL Livres et Collections]
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        Die Canalisation von Berlin. Im Auftrage des Magistrats der Königl. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Berlin entworfen und ausgeführt. [Atlasband]: Die Canalisation von Berlin. Im Auftrage des Magistrats der Königl. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Berlin entworfen und ausgeführt. Darstellung der Entwaesserungsleitungen, Pumpstationen und Rieselfeldanlagen. Atlas mit siebenundfünfzig Tafeln.

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn, 1884.. 2 Bände. Ca. 27,5 x 18,5 cm (Buch); ca. 54,5 x 37 cm (Atlas). 3 Blätter, 330 Seiten, mit Abbildungen (Buch); 2 Blätter, 57 (teils doppelblattgroße) Tafeln (Atlasband). Original-Halbleinenbände.. Das Begleitbuch ist der Nachdruck von 1993. Atlasband leicht fleckig und bestoßen. Schönes Exemplar. Selten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

      Seeley & Co, London 1884 - Later cloth, spine sunned, with the original wraps bound in. Wraps are browned and spotted but complete, contemporary inscription to the front blank - page edges a bit browned, foxing to early pages, rear blank browned and worn at one edge, but generally quite clean otherwise. viii, 100pp. A nice copy, overall, of the classic Victorian allegory of society and mathematics. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 045178. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels. 48 volume set Roxburgh Edition

      Edinburgh Adam & Charles Black Ltd 1884. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and fading to covers. Occasional foxing. Some annotation in two volumes Roxburgh Edition Red hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 12000pp. engravings on steel and wood. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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      San Francisco: Edgar Cherry & Co., 1884. - [2],107pp. plus twenty-four albumen print photographs, each on an individual thin card mount within a purple printed border, twenty- one with purple printed titles, the other three with no printed title. One photograph with an additional pencil note identifying one of the loggers as "Billy Russel." Quarto. Original blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on front board, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Neat repairs to corners and edges of binding. Very clean internally, the images very clean and crisp, and the text quite clean as well. Overall, a very good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An important early Californian photographically illustrated work, and an "impressive verbal and pictorial description of the logging industry on the northern coast of California" (Kurutz). The photographs are amazing and must have shocked eastern audiences by showing men standing before redwood trunks thicker than the man is tall. Other photographs show logging trains, felled timbers, groves of redwoods, and logging methods utilizing the steam- powered "donkey engines." In the preface Cherry complains that the "almost constant fog that hangs over the Redwood belt makes it difficult also to obtain good views of the forests and logging camps," but that he wanted to illustrate the book with photographs rather than engravings "to set aside all doubt as to the enormous growth of the Redwood, the number of feet per acre, and the superior qualifications that will recommend it to builders and others. In as much as engravings are usually cut from sketches, drawn perhaps by enthused artists, perfect satisfaction is not given; but with photographic views, which cannot lie, argument as to truthfulness is unnecessary." The pictures in the book vary from copy to copy, and it appears that no two copies are identical in the pictures included or the order in which they are presented. The photo captions were applied manually with an ink stamp, but some of the captions in this copy are blank (as is often the case). The volume was prepared to promote the use of redwood, the superior qualities of which are emphasized. The brief history of redwood lumbering is recounted, and the processes by which the trees are felled and cut are related in great detail. There is also an article by Kellogg on the relationship of the redwoods to other cedar trees. COWAN, p.525. KURUTZ, CALIFORNIA BOOKS ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS 7; p.16. GOLDSCHMIDT & NAEF, THE TRUTHFUL LENS 135. HOWELL 50:361. FRITZ, CALIFORNIA COAST REDWOOD 1209. MILES & REESE, CREATING AMERICA 74.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Autograph: Eigenhändiger Brief mit Ort, Datum und Unterschrift ". (Ort?), 7. Juli 1884". An Obermeister Schäfer, Dresden.

      1884 - 1 Blatt, auf Karton montiert und mit Hinterglasrahmung. Sprache: de Ein sehr gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Sandy Hook to the Needles

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1884 - Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Sandy Hook to the Needles depicts an exhilarating moment at the beginning of the great race across the Atlantic Ocean to the Needles on the coast of England. It pictures three of the participating yachts, the Fleetwing , Henrietta , and Vesta , racing head to head after having recently embarked from the starting point at Sandy Hook, which is visible in the right distance, on a Tuesday, December 1866. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter , New York: 1982. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card. Very good condition apart from a few small brown spots in the lower left and right sides of the image.

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        Proceedings of the "Proteus" Court of Inquiry on the Greely Relief Expedition of 1883. - 48th Congress, 1st Session.

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1884 - Senate Ex. Doc. 100, 48th Congress, 1st Session. Pp. [2]; [1]-310, (1)-265. Includes 6 of 6 folding maps and 7 photo-lithographs on 4 plates. Bound in 3/4 dark blue leather with red/white/blue/orange marbled boards, endpapers of same colors but different design; covers lightly rubbed at all edges and joints but bindings firm and square with no splits; internally clean tight and unmarked with no foxing or age discolorations; five of the six folding maps have short tears at the inner stubs with minimal effect on the map itself, plates are clean and unspotted [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bairei Hyakucho Gafu Zokuhen (Second Series, Volume 3 of a 3 Volume set)

      Okura Magobei, Tokyo 1884 - Meiji 17 (1884), Second Series, volume 3 only of a 3 volume set, 8vo (6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in - 16.5 x 24.8cm), printed paper covers with title label, string tied, Japanese text, 24 folded pages composed of 1 folded page with a listing of contents, 21 1/2 folded pages with color double page or single page woodcuts of birds and flowers and a final 1 1/2 folded pages of Japanese text and text pages inside the front and back covers. The birds are identified in kanji and kana. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Light soiling on the covers. Bottom right corner of title label broken and slightly loose. Good color impressions.

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        Royal Order of Kapiolani: Companion (Knight) Cross

      Paris: Kretly, 1884. Red and white enamelled silver badge, approximately 40 mm. width, incorporating a red enamel Maltese cross, surmounted by a silver Hawaiian crown, with smaller silver crowns between the arms of the cross; central roundel of red enamel with a gold double-K monogram, surrounded by a white enamel band lettered in gilt "Kulia I Kanuu" ["Strive to Reach the Summit"]; small round gold portrait of Queen Kapiolani above the roundel; the reverse is similar but without the portrait and the roundel is lettered "Kulia"; with original yellow and red woven silk suspension ribbon; in very good condition. Rare Hawaiian Royal order. The Companion (Knight) Cross of the Royal Order of Kapiolani: a very good example of this attractive order, complete with its original ribbon. The order was instituted by King Kalakaua on 30 August 1880 to recognize services rendered to the kingdom, including in science, the arts, and the humanities; it was named by Kalakaua in memory of his wife Queen Kapiolani whose portrait appears in the small gold roundel above the monogram on the face of the badge. There were various grades of the Order, which was awarded a total of 177 times in all grades during Kalakaua's reign, and three more times by his successor, Queen Liliuokalani, ending in 1892. The Companion Order was awarded only during 1884, and given to a total of just sixty recipients along with a $50 annuity. This very order, in this exact class with identical ribbon, was used by Hawaii Post as the illustration for the $5 postage stamp in 2003. This is a rare order on the market, with Bonhams New York 6 January 2012 (lot 1259, $6435.00) the only recent sale that we have identified.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Outlines of psychology: Succinctly presented with illustrations and a chart together with an allegorical illustration of the whole

      Chautauqua Assembly 1884 - First printing hardcover. The book is near very good with shelfwear (rubbed through to the boards at the corners), a bit of foxing to the pages and more to the foldout chart, There is no dust jacket (I believe it was issued without one). A nice example of a very scarce first printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        English & Arabic dictionary accompanied by dialogues & useful notes for the use of the British Army of occupation by Demtrius Mosconas Interpreter to the Commissariat and Transport Staff

      s.e., Cairo 1884 - in 24°, br. ed., pp. LXIV-256. Piatto anteriore con lieve gora d'acqua, quattro piccoli fori e mancanza marginale, piatto posteriore con tre piccoli fori e lievissime mancanze. Piatti rifilati al margine inferiore.Edizione rara.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Borgolungo]
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        Two Page Autograph Letter Signed

      Two page Autograph Letter Signed ("Booker T. Washington"), on both sides of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery, dated 10 December 1884, to Mary C. Shannon of Newton, Massachusetts. Washington expresses his appreciation for the kind words of Shannon, refers to his meeting with Shannon at her Summer home, and mentions sending Shannon some "little books." He also mentions that "The school is very full of earnest and promising young men and women; and our work never looked more encouraging than now." Old folds from mailing, else fine. Washington was, and needed to be, a relentless fundraiser for the school, founded in 1881 with only $2,000 provided by the state of Alabama. His letters, especially on fundraising issues, are not uncommon, but letters written out fully by him (as opposed to secretarially) are scarce. Shannon was a wealthy New England woman who, in one form or another, financially supported African-American education efforts for forty years, dying in 1887. Despite some increasingly revisionist history about Washington's perceived role as an accommodationist, few individuals of any race or time period compiled such a record of accomplishment in the face of more concerted opposition. A nice letter handwritten relatively early in Washington's thirty-four year tenure at Tuskegee. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Civilisation des Arabes (RUDOLPH VALENTINO association copy)

      Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1884 - AN ASTONISHING ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE FIRST (and only non-reprint) EDITION. 2 leaves; XV, 705 pp. + plates. Complete with 10 full-page hors-texte chromolithographs, four maps, and hundreds of wood-engraved illustrations (including 2 double-page hors-texte plates of details of the Alhambra). THIS COPY BELONGED TO RUDOLPH VALENTINO (1895-1926), THE SELF-STYLED "SHEIK" OF THE SILENT SCREEN, THE FIRST GREAT ROMANTIC LEAD IN THE HISTORY OF CINEMA (his large bookplate, designed by Menzies, is on the front pastedown). 4to. IN THE PUBLISHER'S DELUXE LEATHER-BACKED CLOTH BINDING, with intricate arabesque designs on the covers and spine, with copious gold and silver. Binding worn, especially at extremities, but structurally sound. Internally clean. An incredible artifact: Valentino surely consulted this book as he developed the image that immortalized him. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Geschichte der Kunst im Alterthum,, Aegypten,

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1884 - Mit 602 Abbildungen im Text, 5 farbigen und 9 schwarzen Tafeln, LXXX, 915 Seiten, Schönes festes Exemplar mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk und alter Bibliotheksvignette, der Rücken minimal berieben Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 4°, braunes OHldr mit schwarzem Rückenschild und goldener Rückenverzierung Autorisierte Deutsche Ausgabe. Bearbeitet von Richard Pietschmann mit einem Vorwort von Georg Ebers, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        Recherches sur la conductibilité Galvanique des électrolytes. [Parts] I, II.

      Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner 1884 - 2 parts in 1 vol., with 1 lithographed plate, pp. [i, general title/wrapper], [1-3] 4-63; [1-3] 4-89 (the last leaf, verso blank, forming the rear self-wrapper), original printed wrappers, uncut and unopened, slight cracking to spine and a hint of browning round the edges, otherwise fine The rare offprint issue 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 Recherches sur la conductibilite galvanique des 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). The dissertation only gained Arrhenius a fourth class degree: Professor Sven Otto Petterson remarked ‘There are chapters in Arrhenius’ thesis which alone are worth more or less all the faculty can offer in the way of marks’ (quoted in DSB).

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      - Valadon et Boussod, entre 1884-1887, 17x25. Reliure en demi basane à coins. Dos à 4 nerfs avec motifs pressés à froid. Pièce de titre rouge et filets dorés. Série de 26 estampes miniatures. Elles sont numérotée : 82, 163, 206, 64, 208, 166, 165, 20, 70, 6, 76, 1, 72, 284, 80, 79, 260, 59, 201, 237, 65, 167, 282, 66, 138 et 19. L'album porte la dédicace suivante : "à sa petite femme son aimée. Allez et faites de même. 7 décembre 1887". Les gravures sont faites d'après des tableaux de : Grivaz, Fatero, Kaemmerer, Lefebvre, Laroche, Barrias, Chirion, Bouguereau, Perrault, Gérôme, Voillemot, Cillier, Cabanet, Collin, Mercié, Wertheimer. Exemplaire en parfait état, gravures superbes (envoi de photos sur demande). BOUSSOD, VALADON & CIE, successeurs de GOUPIL & CIE 1884-1897Raisons Sociales : Boussod, Valadon &Cie, Successeurs de Goupil & Cie 1884-1897Associés : Léon Boussod 1884-1896, René Valadon 1884-1897, Etienne Boussod 1886-1897, Jean Boussod 1887-1897, Léon Avril 1888-1897Commanditaires : Adolphe Goupil 1884-1886, Albert Goupil 1884-1885Objet : Commerce de tableaux et dessins, impression et édition d'estampes, photographie, exploitation de brevets pour divers procédés d'impression photographique et héliographique 1884-1897. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World, etc.COMPLETE 2 Volume Set.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1884 FIRST EDITION. - First Edition. In the original contemporary half leather bindings. Five raised bands with gilt borders on each spine. Spines have gilt titles and a small gilt logo of the Durban Club. There are also ornate bookplates of the Durban Club inside each front board. These volumes are NOT ex-library. Spines have been expertly rebacked with genuine red Moroccan goatskin leather by Dr. Otwin Bock, a book restorer of many years' experience. The leather has been restored and the set's appearance is excellent. Tiny stamp by R. Sotheran and Co., 140 Strand, London inside top of reverse of front free endpaper. All illustrations and maps are present and they are magnificent, often large fold-out of iceberg terrains etc. No tears on any of the illustrations or maps. Two frontispiece illustrations of the author also present. The leaves have some foxing. Overall the set is in very good condition. No inscriptions or writing. The binding is tight. Africana. Hardback. No dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Treasure House Books]
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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Together With The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. New Editions with Notes and Appendices by Alexander Napier. [4 volumes] [WITH] Johnsoniana. Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson LL.D. by Mrs Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Bishop Percy and Others; Together With the Diary of Dr. Campbell and Extracts From That of Madame D'Arblay, Newly Collected and Edited by Robina Napier. [1 volume]

      George Bell and Sons, 1884. - 5 volumes, complete. Large 8vo. pp. lv. 581, [1, errate]: x, [1], 569: ix, [1], 563: xiii, [1], 467, [1]: xi, [1], 432: illustrations on India paper. LARGE PAPER COPY Limited to 104 sets, each volumes numbered 26 and signed by the printer Charles Whittingham & Co. Very handsome contemporary half brown crushed morocco by Henderson & Bisset. Top edges gilt, some light foxing throughout otherwise a Fine set. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        MEMORIAS DE LA COMISIÓN DEL MAPA GEOLÓGICO DE ESPAÑA. Descripción Física y Geológica de la Provincia de Guipúzcoa, por D. 1ª edición, rara

      - Madrid. Imprenta y Fundición de Manuel Tello, impresor de Cámara de S.M. 1884. 4º mayor, 175pp-9 láminas de ellas 2 planos plegados a color mapa de la provincia de Guipúzcoa y perfil de cortes geológicos litográficos grabados por Pfeiffer, 6 cromolitografías y 1 litografía grabadas por J. M. Mateu fuera de texto. Encuadernación holandesa piel puntas época, nervios e hierros al oro en lomera. Mínimos roces en cejas de cabeza. Magnífico estado de conservación, interior límpido. Rara, no en BGE ni CCPB. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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