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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

      M. Walbrook, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Under the Palisades

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1884 - Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Under the Palisades shows three steam propelled ships, the most prominent of which is Jay Gould's steam yacht Atalanta , a 236 foot iron screw boat, in front of the Palisades on the Hudson. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter , New York: 1982. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card.

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        Pompeji, Via di Nola.

      1884. Aquarell über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin, links unten signiert und datiert "AKips 84", verso bezeichnet "Pompei". 22:30 cm. Auf beigefügtem altem Untersatz mit roter Tusche bezeichnet "Reg. VII. INS.IV. Decvmanus Major. Via di Noja.".. Nach dem Besuch der Lehranstalt des Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin, setzte er seine Ausbildung bei dem Historienmaler E.J. Schaller (1841-1887) fort. Er führte zuerst dekorative Malereien in Schlössern und Privathäusern aus. Studienreisen durch Italien, Griechenland und Kleinasien folgten von 1883-1885. Ein Panorama von Pergamon, das er zusammen mit M.F. Koch (1859-1930) gemalt hatte, stellte er neben seinen aquarellierten Landschaft- und Architekturstudien 1886 auf der Gr. Berliner Kunstausstellung aus. Die Nachbildungen pompejanischer Wandmalereien, die vom Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseum erworben wurden, brachten ihm den Ruf an die Berliner Porzellanmanufaktur ein, wo er bis zu seinem Rücktritt 1908 als künstlerischer Leiter wirkte. 1893 folgte eine weitere Reise nach Italien. Kips Spezialgebiet war die Porzellanfliesenmalerei in ihrer Verwendung als Wanddekoration. Bis zu seinem Tod 1910 beschickte er erfolgreich zahlreiche Ausstellungen und ist heute mit Landschaftsaquarellen in mehreren deutschen Museen vertreten.

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        The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States

      Washington, 1884-1887. 7 vols. total. Various paginations, thousands of pages. This is a complete set of 5 sections in 7 volumes of the most comprehensive history and description of the commercial fishing industry in the U.S. A made-up set of volumes from various sources, all in original cloth bindings, with varying degrees of cover wear. It may look a little uneven outside, but it’s a thing of beauty inside. Occupying about 16 inches of shelf space, it is remarkably detailed, covering natural history, technology, geography, even the sociology of the fishermen and their occupation. Section I has an atlas of natural history illustrations and Section V has an atlas of illustrations of methods and technology. Other volumes are illustrated with full page plates and maps. A necessary reference work for anyone interested in 19th century American fisheries. It has never been reprinted in its entirety, and is difficult to find as a set. All contents VG in original cloth bindings. 7 vols.

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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 Blagé, 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 Blagé - 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]. 902 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Huckleberry Finn

      New York : Charles Webster , 1884 . First Edition . VG . 8VO . A superior copy of Twain’s masterpiece in an early mixed issue state. The main points for determination are as follows: “Him and Another Man” on p.13 listed at p.88 later changed to p.87. P. 57 has “with the was” on 11th line from bottom. Decided later changed to Decides on p.9. The other secondary points are: The final 5 on p155 is slightly lower than the other numbers. The signature mark is not present on p 161. The portait frontis has the Helioprint imprint and the scarf is not visible. The l is missing from Col in the illustration on p.143. The b in body on line 7 of p 143 is broken. The date on the title page is 1885 and on the copyright page 1884. The book is in lovely condition with some wear to the spine extremities and almost none elsewhere. The spine extremities have been coloured in closely matching marker. The gilt remains bright on both the front board and the spine. The rear free endpaper has a tape-repair, otherwise the book is unrestored and in very good condition. Price has been reduced to $3600 until Septembe 30, 2015 at which time it will be withdrawn from sale. Bal 3415, McBride p. 93, Johnson p. 111, Ahearn 660.

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        Bericht des Verwaltungs-Ausschusses über das Rathscommunicat vom 11. November 1892 betreffend die Errichtung eines städtischen Elektrizitätswerkes für die Stadt Dresden. 3 Bücher in einem Band.

      ohne Verlagsangabe. Erschienen um 1884 - Buch 1: 401 Seiten. Buch 2: enthält einen chronologischen auszugsweisen Bericht über allle in Sachen der elektrischen Beleuchtung bis 1892 erstatteten Berichte und Gutachten, die gefassten Beschlüsse und die 1884 auf Stadtkosten errichtete elektrische Versuchsanlage. (S. 1-64). Das 3. Buch enthält die Berichterstattung über die gegenwärtige Rathsvorlage, das Communikat vom 11. November 1892. (S. 65 – 110). – Einfacher Bibliothekseinband. Es handelt sich um ein ausgesondertes Bibl. Expl. mit obligat. Stempel und Signaturschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité élémentaire de mécanique céleste

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

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyers Comrade)

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. xvi, 438pp, [2], 32pp adverts. Original decorative cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, with vignettes blocked in black, leaf pattern endpapers. Spine dulled and slightly rubbed, upper corners bumped, hint of foxing to text block. Internally some light staining to bottom margin of last few pages, previous owner's book label and name to front pastedown, otherwise quite bright and clean. First edition, first impression, with the publisher's catalogue dated October 1884. BAL II:3414. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good+. Illus. by Kemble, E.W.. 8vo.

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        Journals of Australian Explorations

      Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1884. Octavo, a fresh bright copy in the original blind-embossed and gilt lettered green cloth, bookplate. The Gregory brothers, inland exploration and the search for Leichhardt. Remarkably fine copy in original condition of the complete edition of the journals of eight expeditions undertaken by the Gregory brothers in Western, Northern and Central Australia between 1846 and 1861. This was the first comprehensive publication of the Gregory journals, many of which had not been printed before in their entirety. The Gregory brothers played an important role in the history of exploration in Western Australia, and Augustus also led expeditions further afield into unmapped regions of the continent. In 1855, on Governor FitzRoy's recommendation, Augustus Gregory was selected by the British Government to lead the North Australian Exploring Expedition. The party of eighteen included his brother Henry as second-in-command, the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, and the naturalist and artist Thomas Baines. Starting from the mouth of the Victoria River in August 1855, Gregory covered over five thousand miles in his sixteen-month expedition opening up vast areas for pastoral settlement. He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society on his return and is one of the greatest inland Australian explorers. In 1858 Gregory made one further expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt and his party, but was forced by drought to abandon the search. This book includes material related to the search. Francis Gregory served his apprenticeship under his brother Augustus in Perth. His exploration with the North West Australian Exploring Expedition of 1861 was to become the basis for later pastoral settlements on the north-west coast.

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        INTRODUCCION A LA FAUNA MALACOLOGICA DE VALLVIDRERA

      . Zustand: Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1884. Tela. 59Pag. 22X16. Rarisssimo tratado de fauna malacologica de Vallvidrera. Muy buen estado. Ref 9.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Owned by FDR! Maggie & Jiggs original artwork on an envelope sent to him by cartoonist George McManus ? from FDR?s own ?Bouquets & Brickbrats? collection, exhibited in 1946

      Envelope addressed in block letters by cartoonist George McManus (1884-1954) to ?His Excellency; Franklin D. Roosevelt, / The President of the United States, / The White House - / Washington, D.C. / Personal.? 7.5? x 3.75?. Pair of 3¢ George Washington stamps affixed, postmarked Los Angeles, June 8, 1938. Back flap has printed return address of McManus at King Features Syndicate, Hollywood. In the upper left corner, 1.25? x 1?, McManus has drawn and colored head shots of Maggie and Jiggs, the two main characters of his popular comic strip, ?Bringing Up Father? which ran for 87 years, from 1913 to 2000. After McManus died in 1954, the strip continued with other artists.Affixed onto a vintage original White Ace stamp album page with an FDR photograph at top left, headed ?Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Postage Stamp Issues.?In 1946, auctioneers H.R. Harmer Inc. sold the entire valuable stamp collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Our own John Reznikoff knew Berna

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        Signed Custom Menu

      Boston, 1884. unbound. Extraordinary memento from the ill-fated Greely Polar Expedition (1881 - 1884) whereby 19 members of the crew of 25 perished from starvation, drowning, hypothermia, and, in one case, gun shot wounds from an execution ordered by Greely himself. The rescue mission was a remarkable accomplishment; the fact that anybody could survive such an ordeal was astonishing, and rumors of cannibalism arose almost immediately. On August 14, 1884, a few days after his funeral, the body of Lt. Kislingburg, second in command of the expedition, was exhumed and an autopsy performed. The finding that flesh had been cut from the bones appeared to confirm the accusation. Original signed custom-made menu for the 153rd meeting of the Commercial Club, September 20th 1884, Parker House, Boston Massachusetts, an event which hosted native son Commodore A. W. Greely and his rescuers Winfield Scott Schley (commander of Thetis) & William H. Emory, Jr. (commander of the Bear), just one month after their return home. The menu is two pages, each measuring 6 x 4 inches. Adorning the cover is an original mounted watercolor (4 x 2.75 inches) of Greely's doomed ship Proteus which was crushed in Smiths Sound. Though small, the rendering is incredibly accurate, showing all three of the ship's masts and the steam pipe as the vessel flounders between icebergs, which are highlighted by the artist's use of salt and crushed mica. On the back cover, Schley signs first adding his rank "Commander U.S.N." and "Commander: Greely Relief Expedition, 1884." Greely signs with the inscription: "To Miss Walker, From and Admirer, for years, of her father." It is most probable he is referencing U.S. Admiral John Grimes Walker, a close colleague who was from neighboring state New Hampshire. Last, the very elusive William H. Emory Jr. who adds "Commander, Arctic Steamer "Bear." This item is extremely rare. The only other item signed by all three and dated 1884 is in the permanent collection of the Annapolis Naval Academy, who hosted a dinner for Greely the same year. Interestingly, both Greely and Schley would go on to found the National Geographic Society, but that wouldn't be until 1888, four years after the rescue! Near fine condition.

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        Les poètes maudits.

      Léon Vanier 1884 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1884, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 253 exemplaires et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Cet ouvrage est bien complet des trois portraits hors-texte de T. Corbière, A. Rimbaud et S. Mallarmé tirés sur Chine. Plusieurs des plus fameux poèmes de Arthur Rimbaud paraissent ici pour la première fois dont "Voyelles". Ex-libris L. Ponet encollé au verso du premier plat. Très discrètes restaurations sur le dos. Les exemplaires des "Poètes maudits" dans cette condition, tels que parus, sont rarissimes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Exposition des oeuvres de Édouard Manet. Catalogue. Préface de Emile Zola. École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Janvier 1884.

      A. Quantin., Paris 1884 - Description: 12mo. Original paper covers, disbound from a larger volume at some time and a little marked. 72pp. With extensive ink autograph notes in two contemporary hands, after a copy annotated by Huysmans. On-the-spot annotations to the catalogue list, not always complimentary; 'interessant-faux Goya-noir violent, rose Velasquez.' on Olympia ; 'Superbe, le mieux de tous certes', 'Idiot, infantine.petit bonhomme au bois', 'Inférieur aux Forain', 'Imbécile!' A note explains that these annotations are copied from the original. 'Toutes ces notes ont été relevées sur l'examplaire de M. J.K.Huysmans. Que je possède et dont les notes manuscrité sont de sa main'. This note is signed; possibly by Louis Soullié, a Parisian art expert, dealer and bookseller [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        RAFFAELLO, LA SUA VITA E LE SUE OPERE.

      Le Monnier 1884 3 voll. raff. leg. in caratt. oro, cm 22 X 16, vol.1 pp. 413 con 10 tavv., vol. 2 pp. 373 con 13 tavv., vol 3 pp. 460 con 14 tavv.

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        Oriental Carpets: How They Are Made and Conveyed to Europe, With a Narrative of a Journey to the East in Search of Them

      London: T. Fisher Unwin. Good; 8.5 x 5.5 Hardback in Good condition. Ex-Library. Recased and . resewn. Spine repaired. New end papers.. 1884. Hardcover. Illustrated by 1 color plate, 10 black and white, map; GWO 2735. Scarce. One of the first English language books on Oriental Rugs.; 1; 75 pp. .

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        Ornis Caucasia. Die Vogelwelt des Kaukasus systematisch und biologisch-geographisch beschrieben

      Kassel: Theodor Fischer, 1884. First edition.. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a very attractive binding.. Pp. xii, (6), 592; 1 fine chomolithograph frontispiece, 25 fine chromolithograph of birds (all by Radde), 1 color folding map at end of text, 6 text-figures. Publisher's original one-half black morocco leather, spine with five raised bands that are gilt-ruled and decorated, one compartment with green morocco author/title label lettered in gilt, over marbled boards with French marbled endpapers, 4to (12 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches). According to Zimmer, this volume "presents a catalogue of the avifauna of Caucasia with systematics and distributional notes on each species and descriptions of several new forms" (Zimmer, pg. 499). Caucasia is a region at the border of Europe and Asia, situated between the Black and the Caspian seas. It is home to the Caucasus Mountains. This major ornithological treatise describes 367 species with 65 varieties, based on a collection of about 4400 skins, mostly collected by the author on his own expeditions; some new species are described. See also Anker 412 and Missen 753. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

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        Die Baudenkmale in der Pfalz. Bände 1-4 (von 5) in 4 Bänden. Gesammelt und hrsg. von der Pfälzischen Kreisgesellschaft des bayerischen Architekten= und Ingenieur=Vereins.

      Ludwigshafen, 1884-1893.. 26 x 20 cm. II, 216 + 252 + 238 + 142 Seiten. Mit zahlr. Textabb. und Tafeln. Rote geprägte Leinenbände der Zeit mit Deckeltitel.. *Sauber und sehr gut erhalten in dekorativen Prägeeinbänden.

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        The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. xl, 299 pp, illustrated with line drawings, in original cloth binding with images of two swords on the front board. Spine darkened, hinges somewhat weak, otherwise sound and very good. One of Burton's scarcer works, tracing the development of the sword and related weapons from prehistoric times through the Roman Empire. Burton, who had hoped to write two additional volumes, opined that "the history of the sword is the history of humanity." Penzer 107-108; Casada 27. Provenance: From the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James Casada. Bookplate of Walter L. Nash on the front pastedown.

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

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

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        The Loving Brand Book. Introduction by Charles Goodnight III. Illustrations by William D. Witliffe.

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

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        A Map of the Nile, from the Equatorial Lakes to the Mediterranean, Embracing the Egyptian Sûdan (Kordofan, Darfur, &c.) and Abyssinia. 1884.

      1884 - London: Edward Stanford, December 1st, 1884. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, folded into cloth covers with publisher's label. 660 x 560mm. A map of the Nile south to Lake Victoria, published during the revolt of Sudan against Egyptian control, which had started in 1881. Britain became embroiled in the conflict as Egypt was a protectorate. The revolt began when Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (1845-85) declared himself the 'Mahdi' (a messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith). Although the 'Ulema' (the Orthodox religious authorities) ridiculed his claims, he gathered an army of 40,000 and soon much of Sudan was in his control. Britian wanted to withdraw from the area, and General Charles George Gordon was despatched to Khartoum evacuate Europeans and Egyptian loyalists. He arrived in Egypt in January 1884, but by March was beseiged in Khartoum. The city, at the centre of this map, was still invested when this map was published in December; the city fell and Gordon killed on January 26th, two days before a relief force arrived. Also of interest is the section of the Congo and its tributary, the Lualaba, as mapped by Henry Morton Stanley in 1877. The cararacts that separate the two rivers are called here the Stanley Falls, but are now the Boyoma Falls.

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        LA DIVINA COMEDIA,DANTE ALIGHERI

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Especial. Barcelona. 1884. XXVI + 232 +190 + Indice. 38x28. Clasico de la Literatura Universal con magnificas ilustraciones de Gustavo Dore. Prologo de Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch. Una Bella Obra. Ref 20 Biblioteca A.

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        Gramática de los cuatro dialectos literarios de la lengua euskara

      Eusebio López, Tolosa 1884 - 4º, 795 p., LXXXVI p., 8 estados pleg. Pasta española, tejuelo, nervios, florones hilos dorados. Corte superior dorado. Muy buen ejemplar. Importante obra, inspirada según su autor tanto en la ciencia como en el patriotismo, que llena un vacío existente para el conocimiento de una de las lenguas más antiguas de España. Escrita en castellano, contiene variedades verbales de textos vascongados. Lengua vasca. Gramática. Filología. Lingüística. Basque language. Grammar. Philology. Linguistics.

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        Journals of Australian Explorations

      James C. Beal, Government Printer, Brisbane 1884 - Octavo, a fresh bright copy in the original blind-embossed and gilt lettered green cloth, bookplate. The Gregory brothers, inland exploration and the search for Leichhardt. Remarkably fine copy in original condition of the complete edition of the journals of eight expeditions undertaken by the Gregory brothers in Western, Northern and Central Australia between 1846 and 1861. This was the first comprehensive publication of the Gregory journals, many of which had not been printed before in their entirety. The Gregory brothers played an important role in the history of exploration in Western Australia, and Augustus also led expeditions further afield into unmapped regions of the continent. In 1855, on Governor FitzRoy's recommendation, Augustus Gregory was selected by the British Government to lead the North Australian Exploring Expedition. The party of eighteen included his brother Henry as second-in-command, the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, and the naturalist and artist Thomas Baines. Starting from the mouth of the Victoria River in August 1855, Gregory covered over five thousand miles in his sixteen-month expedition opening up vast areas for pastoral settlement. He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society on his return and is one of the greatest inland Australian explorers. In 1858 Gregory made one further expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt and his party, but was forced by drought to abandon the search. This book includes material related to the search. Francis Gregory served his apprenticeship under his brother Augustus in Perth. His exploration with the North West Australian Exploring Expedition of 1861 was to become the basis for later pastoral settlements on the north-west coast. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquities of the Cherokee Indians

      Vinita (Indian Territory): Indian Chieftain, Publishers, 1884. Vinita (Indian Territory): Indian Chieftain, Publishers, 1884. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very good. First Edition. Pamphlet. 20pp. Stitched wraps. Original printed paper covers with title on front. A small inscription written at bottom of page. Scant remains of yellow outer wrap located next to punch marks along the spine. Rear wrap is blank and in very good condition. Scarce.& & Howes B 1072. Compiled from the collection of Rev. Daniel Sabin Buttrick, their Missionary from 1817 to 1847; as presented in the Indian Chieftain.

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        The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. In two volumes

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1884. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Smollett's brilliant picaresque novel following the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle. A comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society. Limited Edition. 'Three hundred and fifty copies of this edition of Tobias Smollett's Novels have been printed for sale in Europe, and one hundred and fifty for sale in the United States of America. Of which these are number 242'. Complete in two volumes. The picaresque novel (Spanish: picaresca, from pcaro, for rogue or rascal) is a popular sub-genre of prose fiction which is usually satirical and depicts, in realistic and often humorous detail, the adventures of a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his wits in a corrupt society. Tobias George Smollett, (17211771). Peregrine Pickle demonstrates his capacity for creative synthesis of diverse influences: there are Shakespearian echoes in characterization and language; the Entertainment in the Manner of the Ancients owes something to Trimalchio's feast in the Satyricon of Petronius; and Crabtree is kin to the Man of the Hill in Tom Jones. In his first novel Smollett had created memorable nautical characters, such as Lieutenant Bowling. With Commodore Trunnion, who dominates the early chapters of Peregrine Pickle, he achieves a new dimension of characterization. Transcending by far the limits of caricature, Trunnion epitomizes Smollett's imaginative fertility. Possibly to thwart autobiographical interpretation Smollett made Peregrine an Englishman, a graduate of Winchester and Oxford. Chapters 1138 recount his childhood and adolescence, and emphasize his odd disposition and fondness for vicious pranks. The account of his subsequent career foregrounds the contests between arrogance and virtue, and between appearance and reality, in both the hero and the strata of society in which he moves. The thirty-three chapters in which Smollett represents Peregrine's experiences abroad (including an encounter at Boulogne with homesick, exiled Jacobites) have been described as one great, sustained prose satire on the Grand Tour, every detail of which can be fully substantiated from contemporary books on Continental travel (Kahrl, 40). The rapid flux of experience is matched by the flux of Peregrine's responses and the impetuosity of his passions. Yet he develops an ability to moralize retrospectively on his misconduct, and, in episodes such as his attempted seduction of Emilia, Smollett, in depicting the conflict in his passions, offers psychological insight. A compulsive need for vengeance leads Peregrine to frame a fierce libel on a minister who has tricked him. Imprisoned, Peregrine realizes that he must find happiness within himself rather than in the corrupt and deluding social masquerade. As ever with Smollett, passion and impulse eventually experience the beneficent influence of reason. DNBCondition: In recent half calf bindings. Externally smart with just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Lovley and bright and clean, with just the odd spot or mark. Small ink library stamps and marks to limited edition pages. The limited edition numbers have also been crossed through. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Correspondance de M. de Rémusat pendant les premières années de la Restauration -

      Calmann-Lévy 1884 -, Paris - 6 In-8 Reliure demi-chagrin bleu marine. Dos à nerfs avec date dorée au talon. Couverture conservée. Intérieur très propre. Très bel ensemble EDITION ORIGINALE. Dans la même reliure: "Lettres de Madame de Rémusat" et "Mémoires de Madame de Rémusat". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Critical and Historical Essays,

      London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1884. London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome set with theCritical and Historical Essays, Contributed to the Edinburgh Review by Lord Macaulay which includes essays on: Milton, Machiavelli, Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, and Moore's Life of Lord Byron. In three volumes complete. New edition. Thomas Babington Macaulay was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. He also held political office as Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841 and Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. In 1825 he published a prominent essay on Milton in the Edinburgh Review. With a dedication by the author to Francis Jefferey. Bound by J. Low, with binder's label to front pastedowns. Condition: In a morocco binding. Externally, smart but with some wear to extremities and occasional slight marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with slight foxing to endpapers only. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Das alte Rom. Malerische Bilder der hervorragendsten Ruinen. Nebst zwei reconstruirten Ansichten. Zwanzig Blätter in Farbendruck. Mit begleitendem Texte ( nach Franz Ritter von Reber ).,

      Leipzig, Weigel um, 1884 - 4°quer, 1 Blatt, 18 Blätter der Ruinen in Farbenlithographie sowie 2 rekonstruierten Ansichten. Gold- und blindgeprägter Originalleinen - sehr guter Zustand - um 1884. a81494 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        Clinical Lectures

      London - Smith, Elder and Co, 1884. London - Smith, Elder and Co, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare collection of clinicallectures, which include some published papers, mainly concern orthopaedics and urology. Featuring forty highly detailed engraved plates, several ofwhich are coloured,bound into the rear. Richard Quain, 1st Baronet was an Irish physician, whobecame a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and filled almost every post of honor it could offer. In 1881 he was asked by Queen Victoria to attend to prime minister at the time, Benjamin Disraeli, during his last few days. He later, in 1890, became physician-extraordinary to the Queen, and was created a Baronet of Harley Street in the County of London and of Carrigoon in Mallow in the County of Cork. With 'Birmingham Medical Institute' embellished on the spine. Condition: Rebound in a cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, light wear to extremities, and shelfwear to the head of the spine. Front joint is starting. Front hinge is slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, bright and clean, with odd handling mark and institutional ink stamp to title page. Overall: GOOD due to joint and hinge, but still a very nice copy..

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        PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-87. London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-87. First Edition. Hardcover. A Fine set with bright and clean plates, increasingly uncommon as such. Three large octavo (6-3/4" x 10") volumes bound in publisher's gilt-decorated cloth, the first two volumes in dark green with a gilt parrot on the front cover and the third volume in olive green with the title and a caged parrot in gilt on the front cover. Illustrated with 81 lovely color xylographic plates with hand-coloring, some heightened with gum arabic, of macaws, cockatoos, lories, parrots, parakeets, and lovebirds. Intended primarily as a guide for those interested in keeping parrots as pets, the publisher spared neither pains nor expense to make the work as attractive as possible. & FINE BIRD BOOKS, page 103; NISSEN 393; ZIMMER, page 274.

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        Methods of Teaching Geography. Notes of Lessons. Printed at the Request of the Teachers in Attendance

      Boston, Mass: Boston School Supply Company, 1884. Boston, Mass: Boston School Supply Company,. 1884. Second Edition (a year after the first edition) of the author's only book. 12mo; 71pp; (1-blank), (12-globes), (6-atlases), (8-maps, charts, diagrams), including 7 illustrations of globes; original decorated brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine; little soiling on back cover, few moderate smudges or light stains in text; contemporary owner's signature on ffe in pencil, but generally very good +. & The ads on front endpapers are for Hughes' Educational Wall Maps, with descriptions and prices; ads on back endpapers are for four different Philips' Historical Readers. The globes are made by Joslin and the atlases are those of Philips. The advertised charts, etc. are all kinds, geographical, astronomical, ethnological, and so forth. The Boston School Supply Company were wholesalers of this type of item. The text includes a 2 1/2 page list of recommended geography books. & Lucretia Crocker (1829-1886) was an important Boston educator and school administrator who had a longstanding interest in improving geography instruction. Beginning as an inspiring teacher in geography, science and mathematics, and in 1857 becoming professor of mathematics and astronomy at Antioch College under President Horace Mann, Crocker began to gravitate toward a variety of educational projects. In 1864 she assisted her formal pupil, Mary L. Hall, with writing OUR WORLD, FIRST LESSONS IN GEOGRAPHY. Crocker then served on a committee of the American Unitarian Association to select books for Sunday School libraries, was an active member of the New England Freedmen's Aid Society, served as chairman of the executive committee of the Boston School for Deaf Mutes, and was a founding member of the Woman's Education Association of Boston. Coming under the influence of the famous zoologist Louis Agassiz, Crocker began to focus on the improvement of science teaching and on spreading knowledge of science to the general public. In 1873 she headed the science department of the newly founded Society to Encourage Studies at Home. In 1874, a legislative act made it possible, for the first time, for women to serve on the Boston School Committee, and Crocker and five other women, including Lucretia Peabody Hale and Abby W. May, were duly elected. The following year Crocker was one of six persons to serve on the prestigious and influential board of supervisors, a post she stayed in, with responsibility for the natural science, until her death. "Her longstanding interest in upgrading geography instruction was reflected in her METHODS OF TEACHING GEOGRAPHY: NOTES ON LESSONS (1883)...Lucretia Crocker virtually revolutionized science teaching in the Boston schools. In close consultation with leading scientists at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she insisted on the best in equipment and technical reference works for school libraries. She introduced zoology and other new subjects...In recognition of her contribution, she was in 1880 elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a signal tribute to one who had never been a practicing scientist." - NAW. RLIN / OCLC locates only 1 copy of the 1883 edition and 7 copies of this 1884 edition. NAW I, pp. 407-409. Cheney, Memoirs of Lucretia Crocker and Abby W. May. Timelines of American Women's History, p. 177.

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