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        Cities of Northern Italy

      London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nineteenth-centurytravel guide to the cities of Northern Italy, including Parma, Bologna, and Genoa. With coloured maps to each volume. Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (13 March 1834 22 January 1903) was an English writer and raconteur. He compiled numerous travel books compiled for John Murray including Walks in Rome, Walks in London, Wanderings in Spain, Cities of Northern, Southern, and Central Italy (separate works), andDays near Rome. Complete in two volumes. Bookplate of Edmund and Frances M. Smyth to front pastedown. Condition: In cloth bindings (Volume I has been rebacked). Externally sound, though slightly bumped and with some marks to the boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Ink signatures to verso of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and mainly clean, save for some spotting to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD..

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        Le Nouveau Décaméron. 10 Volumes.I - Le temps d?aimer.II - Dans l?atelier.III - Les amours mondaines.IV - Comme il vous plaira.V - Le rue et la route.VI - Les plus tristes.VII - L?amour au théâtre.VIII - Les amours lointaines.IX - Les amours chastes.X - L?idéal.

      E. Dentu 1884-1887, Paris, - demi-parchemin, dos avec titre et ornementations calligraphiés, plats papier marbré, couverture conservée. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Reflections in Palestine, 1883.

      London, Macmillan 1884 - Duodecimo. Pp. x, (2), 124. Plus 3 lithograph maps on 2 plates, printed in black with additional colour by hand. Sketch illustrations to text. Hardcover, original grey cloth, bit discoloured and marked, printed and decorated in red and black. Chalked forest-green endpapers (bookplate removed from front paste-down), first inner hinge mended. In a very good condition, fine interior, crisp maps. ~ First edition. British army General Charles George Gordon (1833-85), popularly known as "Chinese Gordon", served in the Crimean War and in the 1860 expedition to China, where he took part in the capture of Beijing and later commanded the Chinese force against the Taiping Rebellion. Appointed governour of Sudan in 1877, he waged a vigorous campaign against slave traders. He resigned in 1879, and in 1883 travelled to the Holy Land where he remained for a year, devoting his time to the study of Biblical history and of the antiquities of Jerusalem. In 1884 he was called back to service and was sent to the Sudan to defeat the Mahdi. During the campaign he was cut-off and besieged at Khartoum for 10 months. A relief expedition, belatedly dispatched from England, reached the garrison two days after it had been stormed by the Mahdists, who killed Gordon. Gordon's death stirred public indignation and contributed to the collapse of the Gladstone government in 1885. "Reflections in Palestine" is based on Gordon's observations during his year-long visit to the Holy Land. It was published by his friends while he was posted in Khartoum, shortly before his death. The book is divided into Topographical and Religious sections. In the first, Gordon describes in detail the topography and architecture of some of the major holy places he had visited, while the second part is dedicated to the religious contemplations these places has aroused in him. Lytton Strachey, in "Eminent Victorians" (1918), writes this wonderful memoir of Gordon: "During the year 1883, a solitary English gentleman was to be seen, wandering, with a thick book under his arm, in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem. To the friendly inquirer, he would explain that he was engaged in elucidating four questions: the site of the crucifixion; the line of division between the tribes of Benjamin and Judah; the identification of Gibeon; and the position of the Garden of Eden. He was also, he would add, most anxious to discover the spot where the Ark first touched ground, after the subsidence of the Flood: he believed, indeed, that he had solved that problem, as a reference to some passages in the book which he was carrying would show." OCLC 857424. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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        Charles ?Chinese? Gordon from Khartoum! Days before the Siege of Khartoum, in the midst of evacuating the city, he quotes from the Book of Chronicles, praying to the Lord, <I>?We have no might against this multitude we know not what to do, but our eyes are upon Thee and God?s answer, the battle is not yours but God?s?? </I>? Gordon was killed on the last day of the siege

      Autograph Letter Signed ?C.G. Gordon,? two pages, 5.25? x 8.25?. Kartoum [sic], March 6, 1884. To ?My dear Aunt Amy.? Professionally restored with tissue. Fine condition.Chinese Gordon thanks his aunt for sending him ?the nice verses you copied out,? then ostensibly paraphrases them, from II Chronicles. His intense religious devotion comes through powerfully in this letter to his Aunt Amy penned from Khartoum. Lytton Strachey in ?Eminent Victorians? (London: Chatto & Windus, 1918) writes that at Pembroke, where [Gordon] was sent to work at the erection of fortifications, ?those religious convictions, which never afterwards left him, first gained a hold upon his mind. Under the influence of his sister Augusta and of a ?very religious captain of the name of Drew?, he began to reflect upon his sins, look up texts, and hope for salvation. Though he had never been confirmed ... he took the sacrament every Sunday.? From, ?Gordon was first posted to the Engineers d

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        [Six Original Drawings]: Four sheets of Anatomical Drawings depicting the bones and muscles of the Arm and Shoulder (Skelett des gestreckten Armes; Muskeln des gestreckten Armes; Skelett des gebeugten Armes; Schulterblatt mit Schlusselbeinverbindung), and two sheets of Anatomical and Physiognomical Drawings of the Head and Face

      [Germany]. (1884-1885). Four sepia and two black and white ink drawings on thick paper sheets (measuring about 14" x 11"). The four sheets of sepia drawings have manuscript titles and descriptions in German, including one sheet initialed and dated by the artist (1884). The other two sheets of ink drawings are signed and dated: "C. Philipp" (1885). All six appear to be by the same artist, and are drawn on the same thick gray paper sheets. The sheets are hand-cut, with a few small tears at the corners, very good. The four sheets of sepia drawings consists of 12 anatomical drawings: eight representing the skeleton and muscles of an extended and a flexed arm, and four representing the scapula and clavicle. All 12 have the various bones and muscles numbered and identified in manuscript. The two sheets of pen & ink drawings consists of 14 individual representations of the head and face (depicting the skull, muscles, and fully fleshed faces), and 29 representations of fully fleshed faces: these being a series of physiognomic studies based on Johann Kaspar Lavater&#39;s famous Physiognomische. The anatomical drawings of the arm and shoulder may have been intended for Christoph Roth&#39;s Plastisch-Anatomischer Atlas (issued in several editions from 1870-1892), which prints chapter titles identical to those used for the drawings. However, it appears most likely that this set of drawings was not published. A remarkable suite of highly accomplished and detailed anatomical studies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster 1884 - First Edition, with mixed points. This copy is still in the original cloth, without any re-binding or conservation work done to the book. Many copies of this book are either re-cased or in worn condition. This copy is in very good shape with some rubbing to the boards and minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with some foxing. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this first edition in the original binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      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]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1884. (Tom Sawyer&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884 - 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. Internally bright, one page of adverts badly opened, spine faded and darkened, minor scuffs to boards, otherwise a very good solid copy. With 174 illustrations. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        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]
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        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]

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        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

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]. BMC No261, p90-93.

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        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 ... "

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        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]
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        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]

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        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]

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        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]

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        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]

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

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        Patara et bredindin. Aventures & Mésaventures de Deux Gabiers en Bordée. Par E. P. Ex-fourrier du Suffren. Précédées d'une préface de l'éditeur. Illustrées de 150 croquis à la plume par Paul Léonnec.

      Paris, Léon Vanier, Librairie-Éditeur, 1884 - In-8° ; VIII-149 pp.-(1), demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs richement orné, caissons or, fleurons or, titre or, palette or, tête or, filet de mors or, couverture imprimée éditeur conservée, non rogné, rel. de l'époque SIGNÉE "CHAMPS", très bel exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Exemplaire enrichi d'une aquarelle originale sur la la page de faux titre]. EXEMPLAIRE IMPRIMÉ SUR PAPIER HOLLANDE (N° 87). FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. Paul Léonnec (Brest 1842-1899) était officier de marine et dessinateur. Il collabora de longues années au « Journal Amusant » de Philippon fils. Les dessins originaux de « Patara et Bredindin » furent exposés au salon de 1883. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        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.

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        CONTES DE LA FONTAINE avec illustrations de Fragonard.

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

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        Contes de LA FONTAINE avec Illustrations de FRAGONARD - Réimpression de l'édition de DIDOT, 1795

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

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        Recherches Historiques sur le Pays Basque

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

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        Die heilige Schrift. Alten und neuen Testamentes ... mit zweihundert und dreissig Bildern von Gustav Doré

      "Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin & Wein": "Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, n.d." "Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin & Wein": "Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, n.d.". [ca. 1884]. "Sixth and last of the 19th century German Doré editions, and, with the first five German editions, the largest of all editions of the Doré Bible in any language. & & 2 volumes, folio, 230 full-p. wood engravings by Gustave Dore; elaborate publisher&#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."

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        Ã€ Rebours

      Paris: G. Charpentier et Co.,, 1884. Duodecimo. Original yellow wrappers printed in black. Housed in a quarter black morocco slipcase. Small internal repair to one corner, some light spotting here and there, light vertical creases to the backstrip with some very minor loss. An exceptional copy in original condition and rare thus. First edition, first printing. Huysmans&#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.

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      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.

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

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

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        The Speaking Parrots - a scientific manual. Translated by Leonora Schultze and revised by Karl Russ.

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

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      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]

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        An Original Handwritten Letter in ink signed by Winslow Homer (ALS).

      Jan. 23rd, 1884. - A Unique letter by one of America's greatest artists who painted such masterpieces as: "A Fair Wind" ("Breezing Up"), 1876, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; "The Gulf Stream," 1899, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and "Snap the Whip." "Winslow Homer&#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)}.

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        Libeccio (Maremma). Ricordo ai Componenti la Società d'Incoraggiamento delle Belle Arti in Firenze

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

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        Imitation de Jésus-Christ.

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

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      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]

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

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

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        Nouveau Traité de Cuisine pratique et élémentaire

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

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        Stray Leaves from Stray Literature. Stories Reconstructed from the Anvari- Soheïli, Baitál Pachísí, Mahabharata, Pantchatantra, Gulistan, Talmud, Kalewala, etc

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

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        Blackwood's Magazine. In twenty eight volumes.

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

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        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]

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      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]

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        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.

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        Rubáiyát Rendered Into English Verse With An Accompaniment Of Drawings By Elihu Vedder.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. - folio. [ff. 64]. 56 sheets of illus. with text. illus. paste-downs. original gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. (occasional marginal spotting). First Edition With Illustrations by Elihu Vedder. Vedder also designed the cover and the illustrated paste-downs. Sold out in six days, this edition was hailed as a masterwork of American art, established Vedder&#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]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

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

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        Capitain Jacobsen's Reise an der Nordwestküste Amerikas 1881-1883 zum Zwecke ethnologischer Sammlungen und Erkundigungen nebst Beschreibung persönlicher Erlebnisse.: Für den deutschen Leserkreis bearbeitet.

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

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

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

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