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        Clair de lune

      Monnier, Paris 1884 - In-8 (236 x 165 mm), 117 - (1) pp. - (1) ff., maroquin gris doublé de maroquin prune, gardes de soie imprimée grise, dos à cinq nerfs, tête dorée, tranches dorées sur témoin, couverture conservée, étui bordé (reliure signée Noulhac). Première édition illustrée, parue la même année que l'originale. Chaque nouvelle est illustrée d'une vignette, respectivement par Arcos, Gambard, Grasset, Jeanniot, Le Natur, Adrien Marie, Merwart, Myrbach, Renouard, Rochegrosse, J. Roy et Tirado. (dos plus foncé, quelques très rares petites piqûres). // Octavo (236 x 165 mm), 117 - (1) pp. - (1) ff., grey morocco, with plum morocco linings, decorated grey silk end-papers, spine raised on five bands, top edge gilt, other edges gilt over support, soft cover preserved, bordered slipcase (binding signed Noulhac). First illustrated edition, published the same year as the first one. Each of the twelve short stories is illustrated with a vignette, respectively by Arcos, Gambard, Grasset, Jeanniot, Le Natur, Adrien Marie, Merwart, Myrbach, Renouard, Rochegrosse, J. Roy et Tirado. (spine is darker, some very rare little spots).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        LE CONTEMPORAIN, REVUE D'ECONOMIE CHRETIENNE, 36 VOLUMES (1860-1884)

      Le Contemporain - Librairie Adrien Le Clère et Cie, Paris 1884 - RO40144922: 36 volumes d'env. 700 pages chacun. 2 volumes par année. Manquent 1 des volumes pour les années 1860, 1861, 1862, 1870, 1871, 1884. Années 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882 manquantes. Volume 1860 très abîmé, avec plats manquants et quelques pages déchirées et détachées. Quelques plats détachés. De 1860 (XVIe année), Nouvelle série, 1re année, à 1884, XXVe année, Nouvelle série. Revue mensuelle des intérêts religieux, politiques et sociaux, des Lettres, des Sciences et des Arts. 1860: De l'économie charitable et chrétienne, L'Irlande en 1860, Madame Acarie, panégyrique de Sainte Clotile, L'Emploi de l'argent, Le Chemin du Paradis, Jeanne d'Arc, etc. 1884: Les Chrétiens et l'Empire romain, L'oeuvre de Hawthorne, La sainte couronne de Hongrie, L'Anti-Genèse de Darwin, Un procès théologique à Rome, La Littérature et les moeurs au Moyen Age, etc. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 240-Théologie morale et spirituelle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Boyle O'Reilly autograph letter May 7, 1884.

      - Autograph letter dated May 7, 1884, about a poem sent to him. The letter reads "Dear Sir, I should advise you to send this poem to the Critic, which originates "This Immortal" idea. It is very nice, it will gratify the Doctor. Yours truly, J B O'Reilly". 7 1/4 x 4 7/8". Cream color paper, with two folds, very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        John Boyle O'Reilly autograph letter May 7, 1884

      Autograph letter dated May 7, 1884, about a poem sent to him. The letter reads "Dear Sir, I should advise you to send this poem to the Critic, which originates "This Immortal" idea. It is very nice, it will gratify the Doctor. Yours truly, J B O'Reilly". 7 1/4 x 4 7/8". Cream color paper, with two folds, very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        CONTES DE LA FONTAINE avec illustrations de Fragonard.

      - Paris, A. Le Vasseur, 1884. 25,5x33 cm. REIMPRESSION DE L'EDITION DE DIDOT de 1795, revue et augmentée d'une notice par M. Anatole de Montaiglon. Ouvrage en 2 forts volumes, richement illustré d'eaux-fortes inspirées des gravures et des dessins de Fragonard. Tranches supérieures dorées. Reliures en demi-maroquin rouge à larges coins. Plats recouverets de papier moucheté de couleur assortie. Dos à 5 nerfs, ornés de caissons dorés. Titre et tomaison en lettres dorées. Traces de frottement, principalement sur les dos et les coins, et petit manque à la coiffe du tome 1, sinon ouvrage en bon état général. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Contes de LA FONTAINE avec Illustrations de FRAGONARD - Réimpression de l'édition de DIDOT, 1795

      1884 - Paris, Chez LEVASSEUR, Libraire-Editeur. COMPLET en 2 Volumes. In-4. (LXIX + 288 p) + 418 p. Demi Maroquin rouge à coins avec double liseré doré sur les plats, dos à 5 nerfs, caissons richement ornés à la fleur et encadrés d'un double filet, titrage et tomaison direct doré. Frontispice de LA FONTAINE ET FRAGONARD gravé par MARTIAL. Nombreuses illustrations, vignettes et culs-de-lampe. Rousseurs néanmoins très belle reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Quillet]
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        Recherches Historiques sur le Pays Basque

      Bayonne & Paris : E. Lasserre & H. Champion, 1883-1884 - ~ Les deux tomes reliés dans un seul volume. Tome I: 1. Novempopulanie, ses Premiers Peuples, Voies Romaines, Premiers Apôtres, Invasions de Barbares, etc. 2. Allodialité du Pays Basque ; Prérogatives de sa Noblesse ; Divisions ; État ; Armorial de la Basse-Navarre, Soule et Labourd. 3. Monographies et renseignements historico-généalogiques sur les maisons nobiliaires de ces trois provinces. Tome II: 1. Galerie Basque de Personnages de renom. 2. Les Fors et Coutumes des trois provinces basques cispyrénéennes ~ Pleine toile rouge moderne, titre doré sur le dos, gardes en papier peigné ~ VII+537p; VI+568 ~ 22x15x6cm. ~ Petits trous de vers sur l'angle inferieur des premiers feuillets, sinon, Très Bon état. Tampon de bibliothèque éteinte sur le faux-titre et titre du 1er tome ~ Heavy item, circa 1.2 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Die heilige Schrift. Alten und neuen Testamentes ... mit zweihundert und dreissig Bildern von Gustav Doré

      "Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin & Wein": "Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, n.d." "Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin & Wein": "Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, n.d.". [ca. 1884]. "Sixth and last of the 19th century German Doré editions, and, with the first five German editions, the largest of all editions of the Doré Bible in any language. & & 2 volumes, folio, 230 full-p. wood engravings by Gustave Dore; elaborate publisher's decorative red morocco stamped in gilt and blind, a.e.g.; a stunning example of German book production in the late 19th century. & & Doré's Bible was first published in French in 1866, and in German a year later. It was also issued in English (1867), Dutch (1870), Italian (1870), Spanish (1871), Russian (?1876), Swedish (1877), Hebrew & English (1884), Finnish (1886), Czech (1888), and later in Polish, Hungarian, Greek, and Serbo-Croatian. It ran to hundreds of editions and was one of the most popular books on the 19th century. & & See Malan, pp. 81-91, and 239-241."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Ã€ Rebours

      Paris: G. Charpentier et Co.,, 1884. Duodecimo. Original yellow wrappers printed in black. Housed in a quarter black morocco slipcase. Small internal repair to one corner, some light spotting here and there, light vertical creases to the backstrip with some very minor loss. An exceptional copy in original condition and rare thus. First edition, first printing. Huysmans's masterpiece is perhaps unfairly best remembered as the "poisonous French novel" that Wilde's eponymous anti-hero is presumed to have been reading during the course of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde himself said of the book, "This last book of Huysmans is one of the best I have ever seen". Paul Valery described it as his bible. It marks a great turning point in the career of its author and in turn for the European novel. The point at which the strictures of Naturalism are replaced by the hedonism of the aesthetic movement and later the liberties of modernism. À Rebours was included by Connolly as the fifth entry in his selection of the 100 key books of the Modern Movement. Copies in wrappers are of the utmost scarcity.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Toronto Suburbs Northern District Plate 37 [Dufferin St., Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave.]

      Office of the Minister of Agriculture, Toronto 1884 - Map of Toronto at the intersection of Yonge St. and St. Clair Ave. with Vaughan Rd. to the North, the Don River to the East, Bloor St. to the South and Dufferin St to the West. English railway engineer, went to Canada in 1868, where he did not pursue engineering, but became a representative for the Sanborn Company which published fire insurance plans. From 1875 Goad began to compile and publish his own large-scale plans of Canadian towns from a base in Montreal, and soon became the largest private mapmaker in Canada. By 1885 Charles Goad had returned to Britain and established a branch in London. Goad?s highly detailed plans included information on property holdings, building construction, use and contents, and, like Sanborn?s, functioned as Fire Insurance Plans. Once leased to an insurance company the map volumes were regularly updated by a team of workers who over-pasted sections with new information onto the existing maps, some of them building up to many layers. Goad?s business rapidly expanded to cover the cities and industrial areas of Britain, Denmark, France, Egypt, Turkey, Venezuela, Bermuda, Mexico and South Africa. After his death the company was run by his three sons. Copyrights and assets of the Canadian branch of the company were sold to The Underwriter?s Survey Bureau in 1931., Size : 430x665 (mm), 16.875x26.125 (Inches), Printed in Color, 0 Very Good, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        The Speaking Parrots - a scientific manual. Translated by Leonora Schultze and revised by Karl Russ.

      L. Upcott Gill,, London, 1884 - London, L. Upcott Gill, (1884) 8°. VIII, 296 S., 12 u. 4 S. (Anzeigen). Mit 17 (dv. 8 farb.) Tafeln und 2 Textillustr. Farbig. illustr. Orig.-Leinenband (berieben, bestossen und fleckig). Nissen 804. Englische Übersetzung des dritten Bandes der Reihe "Die fremdländischen Stubenvögel". Erschien erstmals 1878-1881 in 10 Lieferungen unter dem Titel "Die Papageien" in Magdeburg. Sprache: Englisch / English (berieben, bestossen und fleckig). Farbig. illustr. Orig.-Leinenband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE. Part I. THE CAPTAIN OF THE GUIDARA

      1884 - Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884. 32 pp ads dated Sept 1883. Original grey-brown cloth decorated in black, red and cream. First British edition of Part I of one of Verne's scarcest titles. It is an odd tale, combining adventure, travel and intrigue: after Keraban the Turk takes two Dutch business associates across the Bosphorus for dinner, a small ferry tax is enacted that so enrages Keraban that he insists all three take "the long way home" -- around the perimeter of the Black Sea. He must make it home in time to arrange a marriage for his nephew, but there are those who don't want him to make it back in time.~KERABAN-LE-TETU first came out in French in 1883, quickly followed by George Munro's pirated American edition in wrappers titled THE HEADSTRONG TURK. Sampson Low published this first UK edition of GUIDARA in November 1884, followed by SCARPANTE THE SPY in April 1885; these two volumes, bound in this unusual pictorial cloth with red highlights, are exceedingly scarce today. There is a secondary binding of green cloth decorated only in black; the "second edition," issued in May 1887, is in that same secondary binding.~Condition is very good. The inner hinges (endpapers) have been discreetly reinforced with narrow strips of matching paper, and the rear cover has some minor soil; the spine ends are rubbed but not torn nor frayed, and the spine is slightly browned (as one would expect with this color cloth). This undoubtedly makes the volume sound worse than it is, for it is overall quite clean and attractive. Very scarce in this primary binding. Taves & Michaluk V025. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        An Original Handwritten Letter in ink signed by Winslow Homer (ALS).

      Jan. 23rd, 1884. - A Unique letter by one of America's greatest artists who painted such masterpieces as: "A Fair Wind" ("Breezing Up"), 1876, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; "The Gulf Stream," 1899, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and "Snap the Whip." "Winslow Homer’s status as one of America’s finest artists is a given. During the last years of his life, that is, for 26 years, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted some of his greatest and most powerful seascapes at his studio in Prout's Neck, Scarborough, Maine, where he died. Up to the present time, the Winslow Homer Studio, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966, has been privately maintained, its legacy protected by Homer descendants, most recently by its present owner, Charles Homer Willauer, Homer’s great-grandnephew. (Homer never married, and he had no direct descendants.)" {Rose Safran from Maine Antique Digest (2005)}. "Mr. Henry Farrer, Jan. 23rd, 1884, I have no objection to your using The illustration, with my current address--Scarborough MA (underscored). Yours very Truly, W. Homer." Splendidly clear and bright. Written in black ink on one-half a sheet of laid paper (5" x 8") with watermark: "Royal Marcus &" and laid-paper lines showing when held up to the light. The black ink is very dark and clear. There is light chipping to one corner. A Unique letter by one of America's greatest artists who painted such masterpieces as: "A Fair Wind" ("Breezing Up"), 1876, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; "The Gulf Stream," 1899, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and "Snap the Whip." "Winslow Homer’s status as one of America’s finest artists is a given. During the last years of his life, that is, for 26 years, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted some of his greatest and most powerful seascapes at his studio in Prout's Neck, Scarborough, Maine, where he died. Up to the present time, the Winslow Homer Studio, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966, has been privately maintained, its legacy protected by Homer descendants, most recently by its present owner, Charles Homer Willauer, Homer’s great-grandnephew. (Homer never married, and he had no direct descendants.)" {Rose Safran from Maine Antique Digest (2005)}.

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        Libeccio (Maremma). Ricordo ai Componenti la Società d'Incoraggiamento delle Belle Arti in Firenze

      Firenze, Stab. Calcografico Achille Paris, 1884 - Incisione su rame, mm.355x568 alla battuta, ampi margini bianchi. Timbro a secco della Società di Incoraggiamento delle Belle Arti. Buona conservazione.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        Imitation de Jésus-Christ.

      Se, Sl 1884 - Anonyme.Imitation de Jésus-Christ.Sans lieu, 1884/1886.In-12 ( 190x140 mm ) plein cuir brun, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré et fleurons dorés dans les caissons, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats avec petits fers dorés aux coins, filets dorés sur les coupes, roulette dorée en contre-plat, toutes tranches dorées.Ex-libris doré en queue de dos ( M. ANGE. G. )Très beau manuscrit de 250 pages. Manuscrit

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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        REDWOOD And LUMBERING In CALIFORNIA FORESTS.

      E. Cherry,, San Francisco: 1884 - Illustrated with 24 mounted, original albumen photographs, with 15 captioned in purple ink. A Palmquist listing, these herein vs. the 73 known photographs used, supplied on request. Kurutz, in his California Books Illustrated by Original Photographs, regards this publication by Cherry is "one of the finest examples" of books using photographs to promote an industry. After looking at the images contained herein, we have to agree. Regarding the use of photographs in this work, Cherry himself states in his preliminary matter, "The object desired to be attained in presenting views by the photographic process is, to set aside all doubt as to the enormous growth of the Redwood . Inasmuch 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." This copy inscribed to Robert Dollar, the prominent Californian that made his name, and fortune, in the lumber & shipping businesses- in his 1983 BCC facsimile reproduction, Palmquist notes one intended audience for this work was investors, so one can't help but imagine its impact on Dollar, perhaps occasioning his 1888 move from Michigan to San Rafael, as well as his subsequent forays into the California lumber industry. Binding shows wear, with a some cloth loss [two horizontal strips, 1" wide] to rear board, with board showing. First gathering coming loose. The last quarter of the text block has a tide-line in upper & right margins [not affecting text]. Prior owner inscriptions to first blank page (including presentation inscription to Dollar [unknown inscriber]). Occasional marginal note. Some photographs with age fading to edges, though not adversely affecting the overall image. A Good+ to About VG copy of an important book of California history. Original brown cloth binding. Green patterned paper eps. Housed in a custom chemise & quarter-leather slipcase. 4to. 11-1/4" x 8-3/8". 1st edition (Cowan I, p. 186; Cowan II, p. 525; Bothamley 7). [2], ii, 107, [1 (blank)] pp. Pp 77 - 107 Kellogg's "Essay Upon Redwood." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Vue générale de Zurich prise de la Weid. Handkolorierte Panorama-Ansicht in Aquatinta gestochen. (Bild: 38,6x59,8 cm, Platte: 51x69 cm, Blatt: 63x81 cm).

      Heinrich Appenzeller,, Zürich, 1884 - Zürich, Heinrich Appenzeller, 1884/1885. Handkolorierte Originalausgabe einer der schönsten Ansichten der Stadt Zürich aus der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die sich durch grösstmögliche Genauigkeit auszeichnende Vedute nahm der Zürcher Zeichner und Kupferstecher H. Siegfried (1814-1889) vom Garten des 1878 eröffneten Restaurants auf der Waid am Geissberg mit Blick über die Stadt und den See auf die Alpen auf. Die historisch bedeutungsvolle Momentaufnahme der sich wegen der prosperierenden Industrie um diese Zeit schnell ausbreitenden Stadt zeigt "noch sehr vieles auf, was an längst vergangene Zeit erinnert" (Pietro Maggi). Die Eisenbahn nach Winterthur führt noch über die heutige Röntgenstrasse; während die rechtsufrige Seebahn noch gar nicht existierte, führt die linksufrige Bahn noch weitgehend über unbebautes Gelände und oberirdisch, bis sie beim heutigen Ulmberg-Strassentunnel für kurze Zeit verschwindet; das erst 1897 fertig gestellte Schweizerische Landesmuseum fehlt natürlich noch; ebenso die heutige Universität, die damals noch vorläufig im südlichen Flügel des Polytechnikums (heute ETH) untergebracht war; die später eingemeindeten Dörfer Wipkingen (vorne links) und Wiedikon (hinten) stehen noch teilweise im freien Gelände und unterhalb des Hauptbahnhofs gibt es noch keine grosse Strassenbrücke, auch die Quaibrücke war noch nicht gebaut" (Pietro Maggi im Kommentar zum Neudruck der erhaltenen Kupferplatte von 1997). Das Künstlerlexikon von Carl Brun, der das Blatt als eine von Siegfrieds reifsten Werken bezeichnet, datiert um 1870/75, die Baudaten einiger sicher identifizierbaren Bauwerke lassen aber nur den Schluss zu, dass Siegfried diese Ansicht 1884 oder im Frühjahr 1885 bei Heinrich Appenzeller in kleiner Auflage drucken liess. - (Wenige Knitterspuren).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Nouveau Traité de Cuisine pratique et élémentaire

      Léon Vanier, Paris 1884 - Vicaire 292. Publishers original wrappers, fairly worn and soiled wrappers and spine. Half title page and title page loose. vii, 386 pp. Partially unopened. The title page, half title page and preface pages browned by age, rest of interior very bright and clean. Uncut copy as well. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thulin&Ohlson AntiqBookseller Since 1918]
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        Stray Leaves from Stray Literature. Stories Reconstructed from the Anvari- Soheïli, Baitál Pachísí, Mahabharata, Pantchatantra, Gulistan, Talmud, Kalewala, etc

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1884 - "Hearn wrote all of these tales with the ultimate idea of collecting them in a book so, while drawn from many diverse literatures, they were homogeneous in form and treatment. As each one was finished it appeared in the Times-Democrat - a sort of dress rehearsal that gave him one more opportunity to refine before it came out in collected form." (Tinker, Lafcadio Hearn's American Days, 1924). The book was issued in an edition of 1000 copies Signed on the flyleaf by the great collector of nineteenth century American authors, "F.B. Sanborn Concord June 28 1884" First edition. Square 8vo. 225 pp. Original orange cloth, stamped in gilt and black. Front inner hinge cracked, slightest rubbing at spine ends, a very good copy. Perkins pp. 5-6; BAL 7912 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Blackwood's Magazine. In twenty eight volumes.

      98 - Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons 1884 - An impressiverun of thisBritish magazine and miscellany,spanning almost a decade and a half of the late Victorian era. Comprising Volumes 135 (1884) to 164 (1898), lacking only Volumes 61 and 62. Containing articles, reviews, biographies, stories, poems, etc. With titlepage vignettes of the Scottish historian George Buchanan to each volume. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed, with wear to spines. Several backstrips are coming away slightly. There are small labels to several of the boards. Approximately twelve joints starting, with twenty joints cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright, with occasional foxing and dusting prominent to margins and first and last few pages, and the odd mark. A small number of pages have marginal loss. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        A Naturalist’s Voyage. Journal of Researches, into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of HMS Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy

      London: John Murray, 1884. . Sixteenth thousand. 8vo. x, 519, (1) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over matching moiré cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, gilt decorated to compartments, prize bookplate dated 1884 to the front pastedown from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty awarding the book to a shipwright apprentice at Chatham dockyard for good conduct. Some light rubbing to extremities, a very good copy. “It is impossible to overrate the influence of the voyage on Darwin's career: it was both his education and his opportunity” (DNB). Freeman, 41.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Rubáiyát Rendered Into English Verse With An Accompaniment Of Drawings By Elihu Vedder.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. - folio. [ff. 64]. 56 sheets of illus. with text. illus. paste-downs. original gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. (occasional marginal spotting). First Edition With Illustrations by Elihu Vedder. Vedder also designed the cover and the illustrated paste-downs. Sold out in six days, this edition was hailed as a masterwork of American art, established Vedder’s reputation as a leading American artist, and set high standards for American artist-designed books. "The character of these drawings, which he called accompaniments, was ponderously beautiful. They had the charm of sweeping rythmic line that is the pre-eminent technical merit of his designs, and supplemented the text with genuine insight and deep sympathy." (DAB) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston 1884 - First, Limited Edition of 100 copies, of which this is No. 22, signed by Vedder, with ornamental title page and 56 magnificent full-page Illustrations. Brown flat-weave cloth over beveled boards; front cover with gilt lettering, dark brown-stamped ruled borders, symbolist design of vase, vine, swirl and stars, spine with gilt lettering & dark brown-stamped ruled borders and ornaments; gilt and dark brown embossed stamp on front cover, lower right 'V' ; slate coated endpapers; TEG, others untrimmed. Elephant Folio. Signed by Vedder on Limitation Page. In the ten months from May 1883 to March 1884, Elihu Vedder (1836-1923) completed a series of 54 drawings in pencil, ink, chalk, & watercolor to accompany this 1884 edition of the Rubaiyat. All of these original drawings, which were proclaimed a masterwork of American art, were included in a special exhibition of "Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat" at the National Museum of American Art in 1998. The exhibition also included two first edition printings of this Rubaiyat with Vedder's "accompaniments." Vedder's edition was an instant success, selling out only six days after its debut in Boston on November 8, 1884. With the Rubaiyat, Vedder set the standard for artist-designed books in America and England. Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork. Vedder is best known for his illustrations of this edition of The Rubaiyat. He died in Rome, Italy, in 1923. [Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, p. 972] [Morris & Levin 92] [Potter 201]. An extremely scarce, beautiful, large and heavy book. . Expertly refurbished in its original Vedder-designed binding. NEAR FINE. . Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Signed by Illustrator [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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        Capitain Jacobsen's Reise an der Nordwestküste Amerikas 1881-1883 zum Zwecke ethnologischer Sammlungen und Erkundigungen nebst Beschreibung persönlicher Erlebnisse.: Für den deutschen Leserkreis bearbeitet.

      Leipzig, Spohr, 1884. - 8°. VIII, 431 S., m. 3 (1 gefalt.) lithogr. Karte u. zahlr. Holzstichabb. im Text. OLwd. m. goldgepr. Rücken- u. Deckeltit., (etw. beschabt, Ecken leicht gestaucht). Erste Ausgabe. - Henze II, 697. - Aus den Tagebüchern Jacobsens zusammengestellter Bericht über dessen Reise nach British Columbien und Alaska, von er mehr als 6000 ethnographische Gegenstände für das Königliche Berliner Museum mitbrachte. - Die Abbildungen mit zahlreichen Darstellungen ethnologischer Gegenstände. - Etw. Klammerrost, am Anfang leicht stockfl., sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sechs S/W Fotografien seiner Expeditionen in den Kaukasus, 1884 und 1885

      Ungarn/Österreich-Ungarn, 1884/85. Kartons 30 x 37 cm, Fotos ca. 9,5 x 16,5 cm, Kartons schmutzig, fleckig und teilweise eingerissen, ein Foto mit einem Knick, sonst Fotos gut erhalten. Beschriftung der Fotos mit Tinte am Karton. Moriz von Dechy (manchmal auch Maurice de Dechy) war ein österreichisch-ungarischer Forschungsreisender, der ab 1884 sechs Expeditionen in das Kaukasus-Gebirge unternahm und dabei von Tiroler und Schweizer Bergführern, als auch von Geologen und Botanikern begleitet wurde. Er war dabei als Fotograf tätig und lieferte wahrscheinlich die ersten Aufnahmen dieser Gebirgslandschaft und deren Bewohnern. Auch die Paläontologie war ein Thema auf seinen Reisen.

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        MAJOLIKA-FLIESEN AUS SIENA 1500-1550 nach originalzeichnungen von G. Brenci, Berlin Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth, 1884.

      - Cartella contenit. origin., cm 46x31, cc 3 non numer. di t., 30 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. Modesta manc. all’ang. destro della cop. e della prima pag. bianca, peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        Chess Studies and End-Games, Systematically Arranged, being a Complete Guide for Learners and Advanced Players

      Jas Wade, London 1884 - iv+[3]-376 pages with diagrams.Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover with black boarder with corners small back chess board representation. Preface by W Wayte. (Betts: 23-2) First edition. Also published in new York by Scribner same date. The first part is a reprint of Kling and Horwitz's Chess Studies (1851), although Kling's contribution here is unacknowledged. The second part comprises 201 miscellaneous end-game studies by Horwitz, originally composed for and published in the Ches Monthly, 1879-1883. Condition: Lacks the frontispiece, spine ends professionally repaired, previous owner's name to title, else a a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornis Caucasia. Die Vogelwelt Des Kaukasus Systematisch Und Biologisch-Geographisch Beschrieben

      Kassel: Verlag Von Theodor Fischer, 1884. xi + (7) + 592 pages, with the half-title; followed by the plate section; total of 26 colored plates & a folding map at back, all collated complete; German text; approx. 9" x 12" size; old German bookseller's label of on front endpaper of Alfred Troschutz Bucchandlung und Verlag fur Naturfreunde Hannover; bound in colorful orange-red-black marbled-paper covered boards, leather spine with gilt decorations & titles; all edges lightly marbled in blue; one compartment chipped away at top of spine; leather chipped, dry, worn; sewing still very solid, boards with some wear and in good condition; the plates well-printed; a good, complete reading and reference copy or for rebinding; Gustav Radde (1831 - 1903) self-educated and well-traveled German naturalist and explorer, who spent most of his career in the Russias; at the point of publication of this book, he had founded and become the director of the Museum of the Caucasus in Tbilisi (Tiflis) which became his home and base of operations; he enjoyed the favor of the Russian royalty and aristocracy and was a great collector in entomology as well as ornithology and other natural history subjects; the plates are particularly good examples of the beautiful German lithographic work of the later 19th century.. First Edition. Leather. Good.

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        Voyage en Angleterre. (Juin 1884.). Notes. -

      o.O. o.V. [Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi] 1884,. 1 Bl., 73 Seiten Text (hektographierte Handschrift), 1 Tabelle als Falttafel, 13 Tafeln (meist als Falttafeln), einfacher HLnbd. (steife Broschur), 31 x 21,5 cm. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Signatur Deharmes auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Die Widmung richtet sich an seinen Reisebegleiter A. Jacquin (dessen handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk sich auf dem vorderen Deckel befindet). Eine weitere eigenhändige Signatur Deharmes befindet sich auf dem Widmungsblatt (Seite 1). Die gedruckte Widmung richtet sich an Ernest Blage, den damaligen Direktor der Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. - Der hektographierte Bericht des französischen Eisenbahn-Ingenieurs Ernest Deharme über eine eisenbahntechnische Studienreise nach England erschien nie im Buchhandel. Deharme besuchte unter anderem die Charing Cross Station in London, Liverpool und den damals noch im Bau befindlichen Mersey Tunnel zwischen Liverpool und Birkenhead. Bei den Tafeln handelt es sich überwiegend um sehr detailreiche technische Zeichnungen - u.a. von Bahnhofs-Konstruktionen, Dockanlagen in Barrow und der im Mersey Tunnel eingesetzten Tunnelbau-Maschine, etc. - In den Bibliotheken des KVK oder anderswo nicht nachweisbar. - In französischer Sprache. - Etwas bestoßen; der Einband gering fleckig, einige wenige Tafeln etwas unpräzise gefalzt. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar. [This unpublished account of a French railroad engineer's study trip to England was mimeographed for an obviously small number of readers within the French Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. Deharme's account goes deep into technical aspects of railroad-related engineering. Topics covered are railway stations in London and Liverpool and the Mersey tunnel. The plates - mostly folding plates - show technical details of constructions. One of the plates depicts in detail the tunnel boring machine for the Mersey tunnel. A signature and dedication from Deharme's own hand is on the front fly leaf - the dedication being for a fellow railway engineer. A second signature from Deharme's own hand is on the first text page at the end of a printed dedication for Ernest Blage - then director of the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. - This manuscript-like publication is not listed in any major railway library - nor to my knowledge in any library whatsoever. - Despite of some minor chafing to the boards and some rather unprecise folding of the folding plates this is a lovely and very attractive book]..

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        Adolf Stieler's Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. 95 Karten.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes,. ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - wohl um 1884 erschienen laut Druckvermerk etlicher Karten mit Hinweis *Entworfen und gezeichnet von Hermann Berghaus 1867. Neu bearbeitet 1883. Revidiert 1884. ) Mit doppelblattgroßem gestochenem Titelblatt ( das in der Zählung der 95 Karten enthalten ist ), 2 n.n. Blätter ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 8 Seiten ( Vorbemerkungen ) sowie 95 doppelblattgroßen grenzkolorierten Stahlstichkarten, schlichter schwarzer Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, Folio ( 39,5 x 26,5 cm ). Einband gering fleckig, leicht berieben, Kanten teils etwas bstoßen. Innen Seiten bzw. Karten teils gering fingerfleckig, teils etwas stockfleckig ( wenige Karten oder Blätter etwas stärker, meist aber nur am weißen Außenrand. ), Die Karte Nr. 38 *Spanien und Portugral* mit kleinen Randnotizen ( Angabe dortiger Städte ) im weißen Außenrand Insgesamt guter Zustand. Hinten inliegendend: Zonenkarte Deutschland. M 1:2250000. Berlin Oestergaard, ca. 1945. 55 X 70 cm. Doppelblattgroße farbige Faltkarte ( neben den 4 Besatzungszonen sind auch die Zone unter russischer Verwaltung um Königsberg u. die Zone unter polnischer Verwaltung eingezeichnet ), Die Karte etwas angeknickt mit einem Einriß von 10 cm am linken Außenrand, ansonsten gut erhalten. ( Gewicht 3600 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES

      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1884. Reprint. Hardcover. 8vo "THIRD THOUSAND" to the title page; pp. xxiv, 352. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, and blind stamped decoration to boards, bright and fresh with light wear only, a little rubbed to head of spine. Contents clean and tight, original brown coated end papers, bookplate of Joan Emlyn to the front paste-down, light spotting/browning to the front blank, less so to title page and last page of index, otherwise more or less unmarked, many pages unopened. A very good to fine copy. [Bibliographic note: first published on July 9 1877, with a second edition published in 1880, with this "third thousand" edition appearing in 1884. As the first two editions were of 1,250 copies each, this edtion must therefore have constituted no more than 500 copies. All these editions are ostensibly identical, but for the prefaces which survey the recent literature; Freeman 1281.] .

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        THE RESOURCES OF ARIZONA

      BANcROFT, 1884. A VERY GOOD THIRD EDITION TINY CHIP FROM FEP and small dampstain.to upper corner. WITH MAP beautiful copy of foldout map. Third. Very Good. Book.

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        Two weeks after his acquittal on murder charges in Missouri, Frank James awaits trail in Huntsville, Alabama for the robbery of an Army paymaster in Muscle Shoals

      Autograph Letter Signed \"Frank James,\" 2 pages, 8.5\" x 11\", \"Huntsville Jail Ala,\" February 23, 1884, with the original transmittal envelope addressed in his hand to his wife, Annie Ralston James (1853-1944). James writes concerning his upcoming federal trial in Alabama for the robbery of a paymaster for the Army Corps of Engineers. Expected folds, a few minor foxed spots, second page bears slight uneven toning, else very good condition. On October 4, 1882, five months after the Ford Brothers killed his brother Jesse James in St. Joseph, Missouri, Frank James arrived in Jefferson City to surrender himself to Governor Thomas T. Crittenden. Gambling that in exchange for his cooperation, the governor would not extradite him to Minnesota to stand trial for the infamous Northfield robbery he staged with his brother Jesse, Frank chose to stand trial for his role in several murders and robberies in Missouri. Though James won acquittals and or dismissals those cas

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        [Photograph, signed] Harry S. Truman

      [Photograph, signed] Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) Future U.S. President (1945-1953) The black & white photograph, which measures approx. 11" x 14", is a picture of the Senate Committee investigation headed by Harry Truman into the $40 million contract for a wartime planes with Howard Hughes and Henry J. Kaiser with Jesse Jones as key witness. Below the photograph, Harry Truman has written a sentiment to Committee Councilor Charles Patrick Clark signed March 15, 1957, to which he makes reference to "memories of a most important day in the history of the U.S.A.", to the left of the sentiment he has written "witness behind attorney Clark, Jesse Jones" and to the right of sentiment he makes note of the committee senators in attendance and where seated: Mead, New York; Truman, Missouri; Brewster, Maine; Ball, Minnesota; Nye, South Dakota; and one identified visitor. An historic photograph, mounted to cardboard, some overall light fading of ink..

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        The Peruvians at Home

      London. Kegan Paul, Trench and Company 1884 Bound in original publisher's pictorial gilt decorated burgundy cloth. 12mo. 5.5"x7.5 The First Edition. Slight lean. Covers mildly rubbed. Mild sunning to spine. Small previous owners rubber stamp to front pastedown. Light water stain to rear free endsheet ( not intruding further into text block). A Very-Good copy. An extremely rare Title, with no other extant copies presently noted.

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

      London: M. Walbrook, 1884. Octavo, joints a little rubbed yet fine overall in original gilt lettered publisher's blue cloth. With an important West Australian vocabulary. A detailed first-hand account of pioneering days at the Swan River settlement. The author, an Irish candidate for the Bar, was attracted by the lure of large land grants in Western Australia and travelled to the colony in 1830. This book publishes Moore's correspondence with friends, family and colleagues in Britain; so forming a valuable account of day-to-day life interspersed with gossip, natural history observations and other details. Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler is a significant record of interpersonal contacts between early colonists. For example, a rambling account of some 16 pages describes an expedition by Moore and other settlers with a view to inspecting their grants. The party was guided by 'Mr. Dale, an officer in the 60th regiment, the first who had penetrated beyond the Range, was selected to point out the most practical route'. Lieutenant Robert Dale, explorer and draughtsman, is today best remembered for his magnificent lithographic panorama of the Swan River settlement. Much of Moore's book records his personal contacts with Aboriginal tribes, and a descriptive vocabulary exceeding 100 pages forms and appendix with a separate title-page and preface. From the collection of Robert Edwards.

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        Manet Illustrations D'AprËs Les Originaux Et Gravures de GuÈrard

      Paris: 1884. First Edition, one of 50 copies on japon with all of the plates in duplicate. This is the earliest biography of ...douard Manet [1832-1883], published nine months after his death. The author was a close personal friend. The two original etchings by Manet are titled ëLíOdalisque couchÈeí and ëLa Convalescenteí. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 150, [1]. with half-title. 4-page facsimile letter, 2 original etchings by Manet, 3 etchings by GuÈrard, 6 heliogravures, & numerous text illus. (some full-page). contemporary half calf (joints rubbed).?

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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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        Manet Illustrations D'Après Les Originaux Et Gravures de Guérard.

      Paris: 1884. - 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 150, [1]. with half-title. 4-page facsimile letter, 2 original etchings by Manet, 3 etchings by Guérard, 6 heliogravures, & numerous text illus. (some full-page). contemporary half calf (joints rubbed). First Edition, one of 50 copies on japon with all of the plates in duplicate. This is the earliest biography of Édouard Manet [1832-1883], published nine months after his death. The author was a close personal friend. The two original etchings by Manet are titled ‘L’Odalisque couchée’ and ‘La Convalescente’.

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        Soto Sutra / Sandoukai Hokyozanmai Funogo / 1884 Woodblock Printed Zen Guide

      1884 (no place / no publisher): 1884, Sandoukai Hokyozanmai Funogo. Subtly patterned wraps, 58 pp., woodblock printed on soft, fibrous, flexible paper, likely a form rice paper. In Japanese throughout, of course. Very Good; one scrape and one small stain on cover (see scans), some rubbing to the covers, but they are indeed sturdy. Contents are Fine. A Sutra - roughly, a "thread" for direction in life, as a collection of aphorisms or behaviors - for the Soto school of Zen Buddhism in Japan. Vintage, quaint and a bit mystical in aspect. L30n

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Amontillado Edition. Eight volume set in red morocco. With twenty-six extra intaglio illustrations

      Paris: George P. Putnam's Sons & A. C. Armstrong & Son.. Very Good. 1884. Red Half-Morocco Marbled Boards. No. 270 of 315 copies, each volume signed by publisher. Marbled endpapers and flysheets. Amontillado Edition. This copy incorporates twenty-six vivid engraved "Planches pour illustrer les Histoires extraordinaires et les nouvelles Histories extraordinaires" (Paris : A. Quantin ... , 1884). Four raised bands with handsomely filigreed compartments. Wear to fore edge corners; chip to head of volume three; spines darkened.; 8vo .

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        ARAGON HISTORICO, PINTORESCO Y MONUMENTAL

      Imp de Aragón Historico - Zaragoza. 1884. Tomo I, Huesca. 7h+592Pág+4h. Holandesa con puntas, La encuadernación esta muy fatigada. 30X23. Ilustrada con mas de 30 Bellíssimas láminas fotograficas de época. De la Obra que ahora presentamos esta falto de las fotografias de Tamarite (pag181), Sariñena (pag393), Ayerve (pag521), Silla de San Ramón Roda (pag552), la pagina 12 en indice pone puente de Fraga y en verdad es Zaragoza Vista General y la fotografia Damian Forment y Esposa (pag456) en realidad es Catedral de Huesca. Obra muy dificil de encontrar y muy rara. Ref 13 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herbarium van bloemen en planten. 1ste deel.[Watergraafsmeer, ca. 1884]. 1 volume. Small folio (22.5×20.5 cm). With 30 drawings of flowers in watercolour and ink, each with a description in Dutch on a separate leaf. The whole preceded by a title-page, a table of contents (1 page), and an introduction (2 pages). Contemporary black cloth, rebacked, modern endpapers. With: (2) CARRIÉRE, Jan Ph. Herbarium van naar de natuurgeteekende bladeren, "afdeeling boomgewassen". [Title volume 2:] Herbarium van boombladeren.Watergraafsmeer, 1884. 3 volumes. Small folio (22.5×20.5 cm). With 90 drawings of tree leaves in watercolour and ink, with a description in Dutch on a separate leaf. The first two volumes each with a title-page, a table of contents (1 page) and an introduction (1 page), and the third volume without preliminaries. Contemporary blue (vols. 1-2) and black (vol. 3) half cloth. The third volume rebacked with original backstrip laid down.

      Set of 2 unpublished botanical manuscripts by one Jan Ph. Carriére, with watercolour illustrations, clearly intended for publication, as is apparent from the introduction. The first work gives descriptions of 30 different flowering plants, each accompanied by a beautiful illustration. It is said on the title-page that it's the first part, but the other volumes in this set form, although clearly related, a separate work. The second work gives descriptions of 90 different trees and shrubs, each accompanied by a beautiful illustration of a leaf, including. The author notes in the introduction, that the illustrations aren't as distinguished as in the first work on flowering plants, as the illustrations of leaves are primarily intended for identification purposes.A few leaves a bit browned, some occasional thumbing and a large restored tear in the description of plate 24 in ad 2, volume 3. Ad 2, volumes 1 and 2 with their spines a bit rubbed and slightly discoloured, the other volumes rebacked. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        An Archive of Over 100 significant Letters and Documents in the Period 1907-1919 of One of the Earliest Telephone Companies In Ohio

      - The collection contains 125 pieces of original correspondence including both TLS (Typed Letters Signed) and ((LS) Letters Signed. What began as a small electrical shop for the repair and manufacture of telephone equipment in 1884 as the north Electric Works grew to become the North Electric Company in 1889. By the early 20th Century the company became one of the most prominent manufacturing business in Ohio employing over 300 workers. After being in business for over a century, the business first was taken over by Ericsson and the by IYTY. These letters pertain to the problems stemming from a patent for the automatic ringing mechanism, switch boards and operators as well as dealing with their manufacture under Canadian Parents which became know as the Telechronometer Co. The big change ended the flat-rate system and introduced meters which could measure the length of calls and, of course, increase the cost to the consumer. For the next sixty years, the telephone company became a monopoly enforced by patent, licenses, bonds, under the Bell and AT&T trademarks. Size: Quarto

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