The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1884


      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - Decorated red cloth. The First English Edition, preceding the American edition by four months. With 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble. BAL 3414: Sequence B with the gatherings saddle-stitched with wire staples as opposed to sewn. BAL assigns no priority to the sequences. With the publisher's catalogue insert at rear dated October 1884, per BAL. One leaf from the catalogue (pages 11-12) has been removed. Two text pages have been roughly opened resulting in a clean tear through the bottom corner with no loss of one and the loss of a page number and a few words of the running head to the other. Slight sunning to spine with very mild fraying to spine tips. A bright, Very Good copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1884. (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago. Octavo (184 × 122 mm). Original red cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, illustration to upper board and spine in black, publisher's device to lower board in black. With 174 illustrations. Internally bright, one page of adverts badly opened, spine faded and darkened, minor scuffs to boards, otherwise a very good solid copy. First edition, first issue. With the publisher's catalogue dated Oct. 1884. Twain always intended to have the English edition published first for copyright protection, but the American first edition was subsequently greatly delayed, not appearing until some six months later.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Chatto and Windus, London 1884 - First printing, first issue with ads dated October, 1884. The UK edition preceeds the American. Pictorial red cloth printed in black and gilt, a splendid just about fine copy in a bright, unblemished binding showing no rubbing or wear. Inner hinges are firm and tight but the front inner hinge shows the faintest beginnings of cracking. The lower outer corner of the verso of the frontispiece shows a grayish portion of the frontispiece image, a printer's error of some sort (hard to describe; we could take pictures for interested parties). Otherwise, a beautiful copy. Housed in a custom clamshell slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) Scene: The Mississippi Valley, Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago.

      Chatto & Windus, London. - 1884, first edition, frontis, with 174 illustrations, 438 pages + 32 pages publisher's catalogue dated October 1884, this is a very good copy in the original red cloth covers with the title in gilt on the front cover and on the spine,black decorated spine and front cover, leaf pattern endpapers, beautifully recased with the original spine relaid in such a way as to be hardly noticable. To get better postal rates, please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop, Bath Old Books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Ferdinando PBFA]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        La Terre Sainte Première partie Son histoire, ses sites ses monuments Deuxième partie Palestine occidentale et méridionale Liban Phénicie Pétra Egypte

      Plon 1884 - In-folio, 2 tomes de 468 et 512 pages, demi reliures cuirs avec coins cuirs, dos à 5 nerfs avec dorures, nombreuses gravures de qualités, un tome de 1882 et l'autre de 1884, occasion, très bon état

      [Bookseller: LE PIANO-LIVRE]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

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

      Piccadilly, Chatto and Windus. 1884., 1884. FIRST UK EDITION, 8vo. Fully bound in deep red morocco, title in gilt to spine with five raised bands with gilt ornament, all edges gilt; gilt rule to boards; housed in a protective cloth slipcase. With a grand total of 174 amusing illustrations, including a full page image of Huckleberry Finn as frontispiece, protected by a tissue guard. Publisher's original boards bound in at rear. Fine. Twain was a humorist, but this picture of Mississippi life is profoundly moral and still incredibly influential. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]. BMC No261, p90-93.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Wine, Women, and Song. Medieval Latin Students' Songs. Now First Translated into English Verse. With an Essay by John Addington Symonds

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition, number 28 of 50 large paper copies. 4to. [viii], 183 pp. Bound in full red morocco extra, boards tooled with compound borders of rules and floral tooling, turn-ins tooled with leafy vines, deep red silk endsheets, t.e.g. by Zaehnsdorf, with their Exhibition blind stamp on the rear pastedown. Spine slightly toned, short scuff at bottom of front joint, else fine . Dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson, "in memory of past symposia, when wit (your wit) flowed freer than our old Forzato ... "

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        An outstanding Government autograph collection featuring 353 autographs of the 48th Congress of the United States! President Chester A. Arthur and future Commander-in-Chief William McKinley - as a representative from Ohio - highlight the list of signatures.<br>

      All autographs are housed in a book, 192 pages, front and verso, octavo. 1884. The cover is worn, and some of the autographs are slightly faded. Fine Condition. A card presenting the book to ?Governor Jim H Budd,? has a small sprig of flowers attached by a ribbon, and is included. Both Arthur's and McKinley?s signatures have a blank verso. The 48th Congress was active during the last two years of the Arthur administration. The Senate had a Republican majority, which coexisted easily with Arthur?s conservative politics, while the House possessed a Democratic majority. William Rosecrans (1819-1898) is among the signers of this book. Rosecrans had a prolific career serving his country. He served as a general in the Union Army during the Civil War, where he enjoyed much success in the Western Theater until his catastrophic defeat at Chickamauga, which effectively ended his military career. However, after the war, he briefly served as the US Minister to Mexico, then as

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Adventures of the Panjab Hero Raja Rasalu And Other Folk-Tales of the Panjab. Collected and Compiled from Original Sources. (Cover reads "The Adventures of the Punjab."

      Calcutta: W. Newman & Co., 1884. - First edition. With a presentation inscription from the author to "Henry Swinnerton" date "Oct. 1884." 8vo., orig. brown cloth, (xx), 250, (8) Light rubbing to the spine ends o/w a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Les soeurs Rondoli.

      Paul Ollendorff 1884 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1884, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à M. Renoul. Dos légèrement gauchi, mors frottés sinon bel exemplaire tel que paru. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Au Soleil

      Paris, Victor-Havard 1884 - Livre épuisé In-12 (18,8 x 12,5 cm), demi-percaline grise, pièce de titre et auteur, papier marbré sur les plats, couv. et dos conservés, 1 f. blanc, faux-titre, titre, dédicace, 297 pp., table, 1 f. blanc. Louis Ulbach fut un journaliste célèbre pour ses articles satiriques et pamphlets donnés successivement à La Revue de Paris, au Monde maçonnique, revue des loges de tous les rites, au Temps, au Figaro et à La Cloche. Son article le plus célèbre, intitulé La Littérature putride, dans lequel il attaque Émile Zola, suscita une polémique et amènera l&#146;auteur de Thérèse Raquin à préciser ses positions sur le roman naturaliste. Condition : Edition originale sur papier d'édition (après 50 ex. sur Hollande et 10 ex. sur Japon) du journal du voyage que Maupassant entreprit en Algérie en 1881 : Marseille, Alger, Oran et Constantine. A la fin, trois courts récits réunis sous le titre de Fragments : Aux Eaux, En Bretagne, Le Creusot. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à l'écrivain et journaliste Louis Ulbach. Séduisant exemplaire en demi-percaline ancienne, les couvertures conservées sont contrecollées sur le premier et dernier feuillets blancs. 450g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Water Birds of North America: Volumes I&II

      Little, Brown, & Co., Inc., Boston, Mass 1884 - 2vol.set; Vol.I:537pp.;Vol.II:552pp.incl.index; HB green w/gilt; corners&spine edges rubbed; ruff-cut w/top trimmed in gilt; clean,tight pgs. PON&inscription in Palmer script done 1885. The nine North American Orders of Water Birds. b/w engravings. Beautiful and comprehensive set of books. "Issued in continuation of the publications of the Geological Survey of California." "Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College Vols. XII & XIII" 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        John Boyle O&#39;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&#39;Reilly". 7 1/4 x 4 7/8". Cream color paper, with two folds, very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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&#39;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&#39;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]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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&#39;s masterpiece is perhaps unfairly best remembered as the "poisonous French novel" that Wilde&#39;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]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott & Co., 1884. - [9],20-304,[1]pp. plus maps and numerous unnumbered leaves of lithographs. Folio. Contemporary half sheep and publisher's cloth, tooled in blind and gilt. Boards scuffed and stained. Top edge lightly dampstained, minor scattered foxing. About very good. The first "full-scale history of Idaho" (Howes). This work contains illustrations of Idaho Territory's prominent citizens and their homes, including many specific ranches and farms; many of the buildings in Boise as well as street-scenes and views of other towns; mines, mills, and other industries of the territory; and a map of the territory with an inset of Old Faithful Geyser. The frontispiece is a view of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River. The introductory remarks indicate that the text has been divided into twenty-six sections for easy reference, including a history of the Northwest Territory; missionaries and immigration; a description of Idaho Territory's physical features, climate, soils, and natural resources; the "state of society in the Territory," biographical sketches of prominent citizens, and public schools; the native peoples and animals; and "miscellaneous historical matters." In the section entitled "Primitive Inhabitants," the native tribes of the area are listed, with a brief description of each: "The Pend d'Oreilles are peaceable, industrious, and, in the main, self-supporting. Many of them have adopted the dress, and, in a measure, the customs and habits of civilized people.The Kootenay's are an indolent, thriftless people, too cowardly to fight, too indolent to work, and many of them too lazy to hunt.The Shoshones are well supplied with good horses, and warmly and decently clad, with the single exception, dirt." And so forth. There is an extensive section on the Nez Perce, encompassing the Nez Perce War and efforts to relocate the tribe to a reservation. This work contains a remarkable group of lithographs illustrating ranches, houses, and properties in the Territory, making it a tremendous visual resource for the American West. HOWES I2 "aa". EBERSTADT 131:349.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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]]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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&#146;s status as one of America&#146;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&#146;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&#146;s status as one of America&#146;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&#146;s great-grandnephew. (Homer never married, and he had no direct descendants.)" {Rose Safran from Maine Antique Digest (2005)}.

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      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]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Autograph Letter, signed ("SL Clemens"), to his British publisher, Andrew Chatto, regarding the plans for publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Hartford, Ct, april 1, 1884 - Important letter from Samuel Clemens to his British publisher Andrew Chatto at Chatto & Windus -two brief pages dense with early instructions regarding international aspects of the forthcoming publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Hartford Apl 1/84 Dear Mr. Chatto: Good - that settles Hughes! Now you can settle Tauchnitz - I enclose him. Chas L. Webster (my nephew by marriage and future publisher) will write to you about this time. I will send him your present letter so that he may take note of the early sheets suggestion. We can easily send the early sheets if we don't forget it, for we shall have this book in type & printed many months before we issue it. I shall secure Canadian copyright. Truly Yours, S.L. Clemens Chatto had begun corresponding with Clemens in March 1884 concerning Huckleberry Finn, and matters concerning translation and foreign publication, with a request for early sheets. William L. Hughes, in Paris proposed to put out French translations of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, and Chatto had vouched for him. Twain also instructs Chatto to make arrangements with Tauchnitz, the famed Leipzig publisher of continental editions of English-language authors, for an authorized edition. The letter also introduces his nephew Charles L. Webster to Chatto. "Charley", as Clemens called him, undertook the logistical work connected with publication of Huck Finn. Chatto had requested early proof sheets so that he could begin typesetting, with the aim of publishing British editions simultaneously with the New York edition. "Charley" did not forget, and "advance sheets" were sent to Chatto by Webster on 19 September 1884. It was only in November, when the defaced plate was discovered, that the intended publication schedule came apart. The Chatto & Windus edition (London) and Dawson Brothers (Montreal) edition were published on 10 December as foreseen. Clemens was in Toronto on publication day to establish legal domicile for these editions and Webster applied for foreign copyright in the author's name. The Tauchnitz (Leipzig) edition was published in printed wrappers dated January 1885. Production issues connected with replacing the offending page resulted in publication of the Charles L. Webster (New York) edition being delayed until 18 February 1885. This is one of only two known letters from Clemens to Chatto discussing Huck Finn (a note dated 3 March 1884 informed Chatto that "I am keeping Huck Finn back till next fall"). Webster, as Clemens' publisher, handled subsequent correspondence (transcripts of several related letters accompany this letter). This letter serves to indicate that Clemens' intention, from the beginning, was for the British edition to be derived from the American printing of the book 22.5 x 14 cm. (9 x 5-1Ú2 in.). 26 lines, in pencil, on both sides of a single sheet. Fine condition, in cloth folder. Provenance: Paul Bonner (Sale in Feb, 15, 1934 lot 71); James S. Copley Library. Mark Twain Project ID UCCL 11941. For the publishing history, see Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2003), eds. Fischer, Salamo & Blair, p. 740; BAL 3414, 3415; Walter Blair, Mark Twain and Huck Finn (1960) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - 222 x 143 mm (8 3/4 x 5 5/8"). 15 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS of the last three works. Pleasing contemporary dark blue three-quarter morocco by Bickers & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spine gilt in single-ruled compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Tiny chip to top of one spine, three joints with short cracks at head, minor dulling from leather preservative, first volume with hinge open at rear (but the volume quite sound), one leaf with older tissue paper repair to head-edge tear (into text, but legibility not lost), other trivial defects, but still quite an attractive set in excellent condition, clean and fresh internally, and in bright, solid bindings showing little wear. This is an appealing group of four scarce works, three of them first editions, by a father and son who also wrote novels, and brought the same engaging, readable style to their non-fiction. Justin McCarthy (1830-1912) was a journalist and novelist whose major work "History of Our Own Times" (1878) was an enormously popular account of Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, written from a Liberal point of view. It went to a number of editions, and our 1901 edition of his major work covers the accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880 in four volumes, with a fifth volume supplement updating the history to the queen's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. McCarthy began publishing "History of the Four Georges and William IV" in 1884, but failing eyesight and ill health forced him to hand the work over to his son for completion; volume II appeared in 1890, and volumes III and IV in 1901. Justin Huntly McCarthy (1859-1936) penned two histories of his own, included here: "The French Revolution" (1890, 1897; four volumes) and "Queen Anne" (1902; two volumes). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        A Naturalist&#146;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. &#147;It is impossible to overrate the influence of the voyage on Darwin&#39;s career: it was both his education and his opportunity&#148; (DNB). Freeman, 41.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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&#146;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)]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Kabinett Simon Weber-]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        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&#146;ang. destro della cop. e della prima pag. bianca, peraltro ottimo esempl.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      1884 - Paris, Maurice Dreyfous, 1884-1885-1886-1894. Quatre volumes grand in-quarto (235 X 287) demi-maroquin du Cap rouge vif à coins, dos quatre nerfs filetés, encadrement de quadruple filet doré dans trois compartiments, ornement à froid avec fleuron doré central, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, large filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée, plats et dos de la couverture conservés excepté pour le premier volume (BERNASCONI pour le premier volume & RANDEYNES). SUPERBE RÉUNION en quatre volumes des principales oeuvres poétiques de Jean Richepin, dont trois en édition originale. - LES BLASPHÈMES. Avec un portrait de l'Auteur par E. de Liphart. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 575 exemplaires. Un des 75 numérotés sur WHATMAN, contenant la SUITE de huit eaux-fortes en deux états, l'une en noir sur vergé, l'autre en sépia sur Japon, exécutées par M. V. A. Poirson pour les éditions in-12 et in-18. - LA CHANSON DES GUEUX. Un portrait par Henri Lefort et 17 planches hors-texte d'après E. Courboin et Maurice Ridouard. Tirage limité à 600 exemplaires. Un des 100 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. L'ouvrage est précédé de deux préfaces de l'auteur. Richepin s'élève contre la condamnation de son livre, neuf ans auparavant, pour atteinte à la morale et aux bonnes moeurs avec emprisonnement de l'auteur et destruction de l'ouvrage. [Relié à la suite :] PIÈCES SUPPRIMÉES. Edition illustrée d'une eau-forte par Henri Lefort. Londres, J.J. Mackenzie Stuart and Ryde, English and French Publishers, 1885. Tirage limité à 600 exemplaires. Un des 100 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. - LA MER. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires. Un des 450 numérotés sur papier vélin. - MES PARADIS. Avec un portrait à l'eau-forte par F. Desmoulin, en deux états. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 400 exemplaires. Un des 30 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. TRES BEL ENSEMBLE dans une jolie reliure homogène en maroquin du Cap. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA ]
 43.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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]..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
 44.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        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 ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 45.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


      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.] .

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: VAGABOND BOOKS]
 47.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.