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        Chorographia, or A Survey of Newcastle upon Tyne. Signed edition

      Newcastle upon Tyne Andrew Reid 1884. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Finely rebound. Hand coloured title page. Signed by J. W. Thompson and Joseph Crawhall First Edition Leather cover 230mm x 185mm (9" x 7"). 124pp. Many charming woodcut illustrations, decorations, and coats of arms. This copy has the "Frank Graham" publishers book plate, and is also annotated with publishing notes that correspond with the facsimile publication of 1971.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Alingsås manufakturverk.

      Ett bidrag till den svenska industriens historia under frihetstiden. Sthlm, 1884. (2),CX,(2),340 s. & 2 porträtt. Något nött halvpergamentbd med ljusröda titel- och deltitelfält samt röda snitt (K. S. Söderström, Stockholm). Främre omslag medbundet. Med A. W. Anderbergs och Erik Anderbergs respektive exlibris samt en dedikation till den förre.. Henriksson Litteratur om Alingsåsbygden Q 185. Enligt uppgift tryckt i 150 exemplar

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        ESPAÑA. SUS MONUMENTOS Y ARTES. SU NATURALEZA E HISTORIA. 27 vols. Colección completa. Los tomos recogen textos de Pablo Piferrer, José María Quadrado, Francisco Pi y Margall, A. Pirala, Pedro de Madrazo, W. Giménez, W. Díaz Pérez, R. Amador de los Ríos o M. Murguía. 2ª ed.

      Daniel Cortezo, Barcelona 1884 - 4º, 27 vols. ilustr. con dibujos y grabados, láminas en negro y color, bellas iniciales y viñetas, fotografías y heliografías habitualmente de Laurent, grabados de Meisenbach, Joaritzi, Gómez Polo, Thomas, etc. y dibujos de Parcerisa, Pascó, Atenza, Gómez Soler, Xumetra, Isidro Gil, Ángel Pirala, Martín, M. O. Delgado, etc. Tela editorial, planos y lomos decorados con gofrados en oro y negro, en el centro de los planos escudos policromados en oro. Cortes decorados. Colección completa de la nueva edición de la importante y bella publicación "Recuerdos y bellezas de España", editada incompleta en Madrid, en 1863-1865, en 12 vols. Ahora la Casa Editorial Cortezo de Barcelona la continua y completa, dándole un nuevo título, y ofreciendo 27 vols., cada uno dedicado a las diversas ciudades y territorios españoles según el orden siguiente: Cataluña, Sevilla y Cádiz, Asturias y León, Granada, Jaén, Málaga y Almería, Castilla la Nueva, Valladolid, Palencia y Zamora, Provincias Vascongadas, Aragón, Navarra y Logroño, Cuba, Puerto Rico y Filipinas, Islas Baleares, Valencia, Extremadura, Burgos, Murcia, Soria, Galicia, Huelva y Santander. Colaboraron en la obra los mejores autores y artistas de la época, y los volúmenes, muy bien editados y artísticamente encuadernados, se presentaron sumamente ilustrados para mostrar las obras de arte de cada una de las tierras peninsulares. (Palau, 252871-873, entra este título por "Recuerdos"). Muy buen ejemplar. España. Historia de España. Arte español. Monografías locales. Spain. History of Spain. Spanish art. Local monograph.

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        LES PREMIERS ÉLÉMENTS (ELEMENTS) DE LA SCIENCE DE LA COULEUR. Collection de Tableaux Coloriés (Colories) Faisant Suite a la Conférence (Conference) Faite par l'Auteur le 28 Septembre 1881. Société (Societe) Industrielle de Mulhouse

      Mulhouse:: Imprimerie Veuve Bader et Cie,, 1884. First Edition. Near Fine. A Near Fine First Edition First Printing in original printed wrappers. Complete with 9 color plates. Minimal cover edge, spine tip wear. Few pages uncut. 8vo. 53 pp. An important work. Instrumental in disseminating an understanding of Maxwell's color disks and thus the relationship between the physics and aesthetics of color. Rare particularly in such fine condition.

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        Uncle Remus. Two fine etchings of Uncle Remus telling Brer Rabbit stories to the Little Boy, 1888. One signed in pencil and the other in the plate and dated

      n.p., n.d. - Kemble is best remembered as the original illustrator of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) (265 x 200 mm); (175 x 120 mm). . Framed together. Unexamined out of frame. Condition: a few short tears visible

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        The Complete Works of E. Meissonier (2 Volume Set, Elephant Folio)

      J.W. Bouton, 1884-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. A handsome set, suitable for a gift. Elephant folios. 67 cm. Hardcover. Bound in tan cloth with leather spine labels. Good binding and cover. 104 plates. Clean, unmarked pages. v. 1. First series.--v. 2. Second series. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Painting of a potter and her kiln

      19. [KAKEMONO - HANGING SCROLL] Ota Saburo, artist. PAINTING OF A POTTER AND HER KILN. Hanging scroll, image size 36.8 X 42.1 cm. Original mounting. The painting is sealed by Ota Saburo (1884-1969), a student of the early western-style oil painter Kuroda Seiki and a master in his own right. Perhaps Ota's most famous work is the series of images in his Taisho-era 2 volume book, ASA GIRI. In this hanging scroll his rendition of a tile baker and her kiln is lively and colorful. [SJ]

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        Manet. DeLuxe Edition

      Bazire, Edmond, Illustrated by Manet. Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. Deluxe Edition Edition, limited in 50 copies on Japon Paper, of which our copy is N0: 32. 150pp with impressions of the two Manet etchings Odalisque couchée (Harris 56) and La Convalescente (Harris 85), an etched portrait of Manet by Guerard (frontispiece) and Port de Bordeaux by Gerard after Manet, with other illustrations and photogravures and a facsimile of a letter by Manet. All the prints are in double state, one printed in Japon paper, and one printed in wove paper. Published the year after Manet's death (1883), an important work, in French, and the only source of the two etchings. Some moderate foxing, in very good condition.

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        A new English dictionary on historical principles; founded mainly on the materials collected by the Philological Society. Edited by James A.H. Murray… with the assistance of many scholars and men of science

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press. 1884-1933. "First edition, early (but not the earliest) issue in the original 100 fascicles, large 4to, in 15 new blue cloth clamshell boxes, paper labels on spines; with the following additional material, all of it as issued... Key to abbreviations laid into ANT-BATTEN; & & CROUCHMAS to CZECH with 3 printed notices laid in from Murray regarding quotations for the letters D and F, and a notice to the binder (on purple paper) regarding the letter C; & & printed notice from Murray regarding quotations for the letter H and a printed directions to the binder slip printed on blue paper regarding the letter D laid into DISTRUSTFULLY-DZIGGETAI; & & printed notice from Murray regarding quotations for the letter C laid into EVERYBODY-EZOD, as well as a prospectus for the Works of Chaucer as edited by Walter Skeat; dedication to Queen Victoria bound in FRANK-LAW - GAIN-COMING, as well as a printed note from Bradley regarding the letter F; & & printed note laid in regarding GLASS-COACH - GYZZARN; & & 2 printed notices from Murray laid into HOD-HYWE; & & prospectus for Murray's The Evolution of English Lexicography laid into INPUT-INVALID; & & directions to the binder printed on green paper laid into MOVEMENT-MYZ; & & commemorative leaf to the Company of Goldsmiths at the end of MONOPOLY-MYZ; & & printed directions to the binder slip printed on green paper regarding the letter P laid into PROPHESY-PYXIS; & & leaf announcing the death of Murray at front of STANDARD- STEAD; & & 16-p. printed memorial to Murray laid into STEAD-STILLATIM; directions to the binder printed on gray paper laid into STRATUS-STYX; directions to the binder printed on gray paper laid into SWEEP-SZIMITE; prefaces, prefatory notes, titles and half titles, etc., most not included in the book edition. & & Original cloth-backed printed boards and wrappers, a number of the fascicles in boards retain their original dust- jackets (some separated and torn),some wrappers separated at folds and with spines partially perished; generally a very good, complete set in the most desirable state.& & With individual sections as follows, with publication dates and editors in brackets: A-ANT [1884, Murray]; ANT- BATTEN [1885, Murray]; BATTER-BOZ [1887, Murray]; BRA-BYZ [1888, Murray]; C-CASS [1888, Murray]; CASS-CLIVY [1889, Murray]; CLO-CONSIGNER [1891, Murray]; CONSIGNIFICANT-CROUCHING [1893, Murray]; CROUCHMAS-CZECH [1893, Murray]; D-DECIET [1894, Murray]; DECIET-DEJECT [1895, Murray]; DEJECT- DEPRAVATION [1895, Murray]; DEPRATIVE-DISTRUSTFUL [1895, Murray]; DISTRUSTFULLY-DZIGGETAL [1897, Murray]; E-EVERY [1891, Murray & Henry Bradley]; EVERYBODY-EZOD [1894, Murray & Bradley]; F-FIELD [1895, Bradley]; FIELD-FRANKISH [1897, Bradley]; FRANK-LAW - GAIN-COMING [1898, Bradley); GAINCOPE-GLASS-CLOTH [1899, Bradley]; GLASS-COACH--GYZZARN [1901, Bradley]; H-HOD [1899, Murray]; HOD-HYWE [1899, Murray]; I- INPUSHING [1900, Murray]; INPUT-INVALID [1900, Murray]; INVALID-JEW [1901, Murray]; JEW-KYX [1901, Murray]; L--LEISURELY [1902, Bradley]; LEISURENESS- LIEF [1902, Bradley]; LIEF-LOCK [1903, Bradley]; LOCK-LYYN [1903, Bradley]; M-MANDRAGON [1904, Bradley]; MANDRAGORA-MATTER [1905, Bradley]; MATTER-MESNALTY [1906, Bradley]; MESNE-MISBIRTH [1907, Bradley]; MISBODE- MONOPOLY [1907, Bradley]; MONOPOLY-MOVEMNENT [1908, Bradley]; MOVEMENT-MYZ [1908, Bradley]; N-NICHE [1906, W.A. Craige]; NICHE-NYWE [1907, Craige]; O- ONOMONASTIC [1902, Murray]; ONOMONASTICAL-OUTING [1903, Murray]; OUTJET- OZYAT [1904, Murray]; P-PARGETED [1904, Murray]; PARGETER-PENNACHED [1905, Murray]; PENNAGE-PFENNING [1905, Murray]; PH-PIPER [1906, Murray]; PIPER- POLYGENISTIC [1907, Murray]; POLYGENOUS-PREMIOUS [1908, Murray]; PREMISAL- PROPHESIER [1909, Murray]; PROPHESY-PYXIS [1909, Murray]; Q [1902, Craige]; R-REACTIVE [1903, Craige]; REACTIVELY-REE [1904, Craige]; REE- REIGN [1905, Craige]; REIGN-RESERVE [1906, Craige]; RESERVE-RIBALDOUSLY [1908, Craige]; RIBALDIC-ROMANITE [1909, Carige]; ROMANITY-ROUNDNESS [1910, Craige]; ROUND-NOSE-RYZE [1910, Craige]; S-SAUCE [1909, Bradley]; SAUCE-SCOURING [1910, Bradley]; SCOURING-SEDUM [1911, Bradley]; SEE- SENATORY [1912, Bradley]; SENATORY-SEVERAL [1912, Bradley]; SEVERAL- SHASTER [1913, Bradley]; SHASTRI-SHYSTER (1914, Bradley); SI-SIMPLE (Craigie, 1911); SIMPLE-SLEEP (Craigie, 1911); SLEEP-SNIGGLE (Craigie, 1912); SNIGGLE-SORROW (Craigie, 1913); SORROW-SPEECH (Craigie, 1914); SPEECH-SPRING (Craigie, 1914); SPRING-STANDARD (Craigie & Bradley, 1915); STANDARD-STEAD (Bradley, 1915); STEAD-STILLATIM (Bradley, 1916); STILLATION-STRATUM (Bradley, 1917); STRATUS-STYX (Bradley, 1919); SU- SUBTERRANEOUS (C. T. Onions, 1915); SUBTERRANEOUSLY-SULLEN (Onions, 1916); SULLEN-SUPPLE (Onions, 1917); SUPPLE-SWEEP (Onions, 1918); SWEEP-SZMIKITE (Onions, 1919); T-TEALT (Murray, 1910); TEAM-TEZKERE (Murray, 1911); TH- THYZLE (Murray, 1912); TI-TOMBAC (Murray, 1913); TOMBAL-TRAHYSH (Murray, 1913); TRAIK-TRINITY (Murray, 1914); TRINK-TURN-DOWN (Murray, 1915); TURNDUN-TZIRID (Murray & Craigie, 1916); U-UNFORESEEABLE (Craigie, 1921); UNFORESEEING-UNRIGHT (Craigie, 1924); UNRIGHT-UZZLE (Craigie, 1926); V- VERIFICATIVE (Craigie, 1916); VERIFICATORY-VISOR (Craigie, 1917); VISOR- VYWER (Craigie (1920); W-WASH (Bradley, 1921); WASH-WAVY (Bradley, 1923); WAVY-WEZZON (Bradley & Craigie, 1926); WH-WHISKING (Onions, 1923); WILGA- WISE (Onions, 1926); WISE-WYZEN (Onions & Craigie, 1928); X-ZYXT (Onions, 1921); Supplement, Bibliography & Introduction (in original shipping carton), (Craigie & Onions, 1933)."

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        La Divina Comedia por . según el texto de las ediciones más autorizadas y correctas. Nueva traducción directa del italiano por Cayetano Rosell completamente anotada y con un prólogo biográfico-crítico escrito por Juan Eugenio Hartzenbuch. Ilustrado por Gustavo Doré

      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona 1884 - Gran folio, 2 vols. (Vol. 1: 1 retrato grabado al acero, 232 p., 75 láminas; vol. 2: XXVI p., 190 p., 42 láminas, 18 láminas). Punto de óxido en algunas páginas. Lomo piel época, adornado con dorados, planos en tela con gofrados y letras doradas. Bella edición de una de las obras más famosas de la literatura universal, con 135 hermosas ilustraciones a toda página del gran Gustavo Doré. Al principio del segundo tomo, estudio biográfico y crítico del presidente de la Real Academia Española J. E. Hartzenbuch. Literatura italiana. Italian literature.

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      Viena : Carlos Gerold hijo, editor e impresor 1884 - ~ Media piel, nervios, títulos dorados en lomo. Conserva la cubierta original ~ 144p ~ 19x14x2cm. ~ Muy Buen estado. Etiqueta de librero en cubierta de rústica ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Livre de Demain

      Two chromolithographs, four etchings, four illus. of the chromatic circle on two plates, six full-page silhouettes, two photolithographs, two leaves of limitation & colophon, & eleven tipped-in paper samples. Printed on 44 different kinds of paper & in many colors. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound-in cont. red half-morocco & marbled boards, spine richly gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. [Blois: R. Marchand, 1884]. First edition of this tour-de-force of book- and papermaking, limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by the author and the publisher. Originally issued in separate fascicles, this is a remarkable, complex, and beautiful book, printed on 44 different kinds of paper and employing complex combinations of color and printing techniques. The book was issued to demonstrate the newest techniques of printing and styles of book design. The first three sections contain essays on the history of paper, ink, and the use of color in printing. This third part is particularly dazzling as each typographical border of every page has been printed using different color combinations to demonstrate the contrasts and harmonies of combining colors. The second part -- "Applications" -- is printed on various kinds of tinted paper (mostly coming from various named French mills but including a few Dutch and English mills), all printed and decorated employing flamboyant combinations of types and ink colors. Eleven original samples of rare papers, from ancient papyrus to modern Japanese, are tipped-in at end. Rochas d'Aiglun (1837-1914), was a leading French parapsychologist, historian, translator, writer, military engineer, and administrator. He wrote important works on military engineering history, ancient technology, hydraulic organs, water clocks, ancient surveying instruments, temple machinery, Greek artillery, and ancient railways. A few leaves browned but a fine copy and rare. Faint stamp at foot of upper wrapper of A. Bulbena, Barcelona. Lower edge of each board a little bruised. With leather bookplate of Isidoro Fernández (1878-1963). .

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        English & Arabic Dictionary

      Cairo, [?for the Author,] , 1884. Accompanied by Dialogues & Useful Notes for the Use of the British Army of Occupation. By.... Interpreter to the Commissariat and Transport Staff. Small octavo. (160 × 100 mm). Contemporary local sheep-backed marbled boards. Marginally browned, but overall very good, binding a little rubbed at the extremities. First (and only?) edition, dedicated "To those Brave Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers & Men of the British Army who took part in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882 and the Soudan Expedition of 1884... as a slight mark of esteem for and appreciation of their services to Egypt in general and Cairo in particular in the hope that those who hesitated not to shed their blood in the cause of law and order will now take up and study the language of the people with whom they sojourn." Mosconas, apparently a Greek, is an appealingly obscure character. He is briefly mentioned in Hill's Biographical Dictionary of the Sudan involved in the digging of wells in 1882 for Mukhtar Pasha - "a venture not attended by success" - elsewhere as a consular-agent for America in Suakin in the 80s and as the ineffectual "Professor" of the "Temple of Luxor" at the Columbian World Exposition, 1893 - "But Egyptologists are not as plentiful as people who think they want to ride on a camel." Seemingly a thorough and serious exercise, the phrase-book section is nonetheless typically open to the "interpretation" of the attitudes of colonialism, "We must take our umbrellas lest it should rain.", "Clean my Boots!", "Are you the laundress?", and with a useful section on "Blame." Decidedly uncommon, two copies only on OCLC, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Pennsylvania, none on COPAC. OCLC also lists a single copy of a slight pamphlet by Mosconas, Alexandria 1877, on the hieroglyphics of Cleopatra's Needle.

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        Bibliotecas Antigua y Nueva de Escritores Aragoneses ( 3 Vols) aumentadas y refundidas en forma de Diccionario Bibliográfico-biográfico por Don Miguel Gómez Uriel

      Imprenta de Calixto Ariño, Zaragoza 1884 - Tres Volúmenes. Encuadernación de tapa dura en media piel de la época. Paginación: 662, 614, 443 pp. Sello. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CASTILHO. (Júlio de) LISBOA ANTIGA. Bairros Orientais.

      - [Por]? Imprensa da Universidade. Coimbra. 1884-1890. 7 volumes. De 18x13 cm. Com xii, 264, 424, 479, 389, 294, 404 e lii, 485 pags. Junto com: LISBOA ANTIGA. Bairro Alto. [Por]? 2ª edição. Consideravelmente acrescentada. Antiga Casa Bertrand ? José Bastos. Lisboa. 1902-1904. 5 volumes. De 18x13 cm. Com 479, 408, 428, 330 e 447 pags. Junto com: A RIBEIRA DE LISBOA. Descripção histórica da Margem do Tejo desde a Madre-de-Deus até Santos-o-Velho. Por? Imprensa Nacional. 1893. 1 volume. De 24x16 cm. Com xxii, 750 pags. Encadernações (conjunto de 13 volumes) da época com lombadas em pele (numeradas sequencialmente), uniformes, cansadas, com cantos e dianteiras com falhas. Ilustrados com mapas desdobráveis e gravuras em extratexto. Exemplar com manchas de oxidação e humidade marginais. Obras de referência da olisipografia. Location/localizacao: 6-3-A-1

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        To the Reverend Mr

      [Leicester, UK?], [c.1884]. Broadsheet [4pp.] Small octavo [20.5 cm] Very good. Forty-one lines over two pages with blanks to be filled in by hand. This short work by Goddard is to introduce to the inhabitants of his native town "the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which God our Heavenly Father has revealed through his servant Joseph Smith." We believe this work was intended to be personalized to the recipient and have another tract laid in at the center "I respectfully ask of you the following: - That you will prayerfully and carefully peruse the enclosed tract." George Goddard (1815-1899) was an English convert and was the Assistant to the General Superintendent for the Deseret Sunday School Union for twenty-six years and is credited with first printing of the 'Articles of Faith' in card form. Not in Flake/Draper. Not in OCLC.

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        RANGERS And PIONEERS Of TEXAS. With a Concise Account of the Early Settlements, Hardships, Massacres, Battles, and Wars, by Which Texas was Rescued from the Rule of the Savage and Consecrated to the Empire of Civilization

      San Antonio, Texas:: Shepard Bros. & Co., Printers and Publishers.. 1884.. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5". 1st edition (Graff 3909; Howes S-801; Jenkins BASIC TEXAS 192; Raines, p. 193). 411, [1 (blank) pp.. Original brick-red cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine & device to front board. Chemised, and housed in a custom quarter-leather slipcase.. Binding well worn, and a bit shaken. Lacks free eps, front & rear,. as well as preliminary blank. Foxing & staining throughout. Prior. owner pencil signature ["George Sellers / Centre Point / Texas"] to. rear blank. A Good copy of a rare book.. Eberstadt terms this work, "one of the most important and authentic accounts of the Indian Wars in Texas." . Illustrated with cuts.

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        IN A GLASS DARKLY ... A New Edition

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,. 1884. original decorated dark green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, white wove endpapers, top edge untrimmed, other edges trimmed.. Slight spine lean, light wear to spine ends and corner tips, 15 mm. split in cloth along outer rear joint, a very good copy. A nice,. bright copy, with tight inner hinges and clean interior. All early. editions of this book are uncommon. (#109861). First printing of the first one-volume edition. A landmark collection of Victorian supernatural horror fiction, first published by Bentley in 1872 in three volumes and in this one volume edition in 1884. Collects "Green Tea," "The Familiar" (a.k.a. "The Watcher"), "Mr. Justice Harbottle," "The Room in the Dragon Volant," and "Carmilla." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 114-155. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-50. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 995. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers, pp. 222-24 and 228-29. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 571. Ellis, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others, p. 188, etc. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 136. Sullivan, Elegant Nightmares, pp. 12-31, 37-68. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 258-61. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-139. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 319. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08797. Hubin (1994), p. 493.

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        Stilprof från Ivar Hæggströms Boktryckeri och Bokförlags Aktiebolag Stockholm.

      Hæggströms Boktryckeri och Bokförlags Aktiebolag, Stockholm u.å. (c. 1884). Som ofta en märklig paginering, men en provbok tryckt huvudsakligen på recto-sidan; 439 blad + 25 dubbelsidiga provsidor. 4:o (26 x 22 cm). Halvskinnband med rödfärgade snitt runtom. Snitten med några ljusa fläckar. Pärmhörn och rygg nött. Indelning: Text-stilar; Musik-noter; Skrifstilar; Initialer (ett provblad i denna avdelning med en reva vid nedre marginalen, c. 20 mm); Ramar; Infattningar; Vignetter; Diverse; Affischstilar.En av Sveriges mest påkostade och vackraste provböcker i modern tid. Varje provsida inom konstfärdigt ramverk och ofta tryckt med färg

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      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company,. 1884. original decorated olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold and black, pink endpapers.. A fine copy. A lovely copy of an attractive book. (#30974). First edition. The first book written by Hearn, preceded by a translation of short stories by Theophile Gautier published in 1882 as ONE OF CLEOPATRA'S NIGHTS AND OTHER FANTASTIC ROMANCES. A retelling of fables, legends, and parables, mostly from Oriental sources. Tuck (1974), p. 213. BAL 7912. Perkins 5.

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        The Nordenfelt Machine Guns described in Detail and compared with other Systems;

      Portsmouth: Griffin & Co.,, 1884. also their Employment for Naval and Military Purposes. Quarto (300 × 238 mm). Near contemporary dark brown half morocco and light brown pebble-brained cloth, title gilt direct to the spine, low bands with a dotted roll, gilt, double rules to the compartments, that at the tail of the spine with the crests of the Library of the Parliament of New South Wales, as also to the upper board, marbled edges and endpapers. 53 plates. Just a little rubbed, some foxing throughout, but overall very good. First edition. Extremely uncommon promotional publication for Nordenfelt's guns; "When I commenced to write this treatise upon Machine Guns it was my intention to endeavour to give an unbiassed opinion about this subject in general; but I soon found it impossible to avoid comparisons, and I have therefore thought it better to give my own views, 'sans peur et sans reproche,' as to how perfect Machine Guns should be constructed …" (Preface). In Nordenfelt had migrated from Sweden to England in 1866 and established a company trading Swedish steel for finished rails. In 1875 he met the inventor Helge Palmkrantz who had recently patented a multi-barrel, lever-actuated, machine gun, became his backer and British agent, and persuaded Palmkrantz to name the gun the Nordenfelt Machine Gun. Subsequently Nordenfelt was pressured by Rothschild and Vickers to merge with Maxim, in 1888 becoming The Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company. Personally bankrupt two years later Nordenfelt was forced out of the company, and moved to France where he set up the Société Nordenfelt, developing the eccentric screw breech used on the French 75. He was further pursued by the Maxim company in connection with a contractual non-competition clause and retired to Sweden in 1903.

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        Summer: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1884. From the library of John Greenleaf Whittier with his bookplate, edited by H.G.O. Blake, (1)pp. ad, Inserted double page map, v, 382pp, 16pp. ads. Bound in green cloth over beveled boards, facsimile gilt signature on front cover, spine lettering gilt, blue-black coated endpapers, top edge gilt. Some rubbing to boards, faint marginal damp stain along upper edge otherwise a very nice copy housed in a custom leather backed slipcase. According to BAL 20127 there were only 1260 copies of the first edition printed. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        THE WORKS

      Boston. The Riverside Press 1884 - 12 volumes octavo 8 x 5 1/2 inches, complete. A PRETTY LEATHER BOUND SET OF HAWTHORNE IN HALF LIGHT CALF GILT with twin leather lettering labels. Illustrated with 12 engraved frontispieces and vignette titles by Blum, Church, Deilman et al. Minor rubbing - a handsome, leather bound, illustrated, library set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ramona. A Story

      Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1884. First Edition, 8vo; 490pp; + of books by H.H. (Mrs. Jackson), original green cloth stamped in gold gilt with three flowers, author and title in stylized type in gilt on smooth spine; corners bumped, some wear to spine tips, first signature loose at bottom stitch, contemporary ink inscription on front blank, but generally about very good copy. & Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson was a Massachusetts born and educated writer who contributed to literary journals under the signature, "H.H." In 1875, she married a banker, William S. Jackson, and moved to Colorado Springs. In 1879, she became actively interested in the treatment of the Indians by the U.S. government and actively sought to better the conditions of that race. She was appointed special commissioner to examine the condition of the Mission Indians of California and while doing this, studied the history of the early Spanish missions. She intended RAMONA to do for the plight of the Native Americans what UNCLE TOM'S CABIN had done for the plight of African Americans. BAL 10456. Johnson High Spot of American Literature, pp. 460. Emerging Voices, p. 73. Zamorano Eighty, 46. Wright III, 2901.

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        Almanach héraldique et drôlatique pour l'année 1884 [- 1885].

      Paris, Pise, E. Plon, Nourrit, 1883-1884, - 2 livraisons en un vol. grand in-8, VIII-292-XII-[2]-256 pp., avec des bandeaux et culs-de-lampe, demi-chagrin cerise, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées, premières couvertures abondamment illustrées conservées sous serpentes (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Deux premières années (sur seulement trois) de cette étrange et rare publication, dont tous les articles sont dûs à Goffredo di Crollalanza (1855-1905), fils de l'héraldiste Giovan Battista di Crollalanza (1819-1892), et qui vécut quelques années en France comme journaliste et romancier. Les sujets ressortissent certes de l'héraldique, mais vue sous son côté piquant, amusant ou burlesque : animaux héraldiques, armoiries mythiques, le blason macabre, etc. L'année 1886 (absente ici) ne forme qu'un petit recueil de 116 pp. Absent de Saffroy. Grand-Carteret, Almanachs, 3141. Exemplaire du vicomte Oscar de Poli, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. 4to. With illustrations. xl, 299 pp. Original grey pictorial cloth. Spine dark, rubbed, upper joint starting, inner hinges cracked. Good plus. Penzer pp. 107-112 "very scarce"; Thimm, p. 42

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        Autograph Letter, signed, to "Ethel" [Hatch]

      "Christ Church", [Oxford], jan.30/'84 [1884]. 12mo. 4pp. in Dodgson's purple ink. Fine. In quarter purple morocco and cloth drop case with descriptive lettering in gilt on upper cover. Cohen, p. 527 . A touching letter. Ethel being almost certainly one of Dodgson's favorite 'child-friends', Ethel Hatch: "My dear Ethel, "I think it will have to be YOU that settles the 'which' as to the new book: but the 'when' is quite another matter. It is quite a High School sort of question - 'If anticipation gives happiness, what will 40 years of anticipation give?" ANS: '40 years of happiness!' My only fear is that is would be too much happiness for you. Still, I know you are a VERY good girl (at least, all the people who live in Canterbury Row, & in that neighbourhood, have never told me anything to the contrary), so I say to myself 'Yes! She DOES deserve it. She shall have 40 years of happiness!' "Give B [eatrice Hatch] my love, & thanks for her letter: & as she now does a 'different sort' of work from the High School, I send her a question to work out; the like of which was NEVER set there. 'If it is odd to have an undergraduate brother, what is it to have two?' ANSWER: 'Even.' "Please think of me in the year 1924 A.D. and believe me, "Yours always affectionately "CLD"

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        Poetical Works of John Keats. Edited by William T. Arnold

      lvi, 349, p., portrait frontispiece; 19.5 cm. Bound by Bayntun of Bath in blue morocco, gold tooled, gilt edges; in slipcase; very good, gift quality. Stock#OB657.

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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. Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Hard Cover 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

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        A History of London

      Edward Stanford, London 1884 - Two volumes, 8º (197 x 135 mm.), pp. xxii, 447; 449. Illustrated with a total of 42 lithographs, many folding, several hand-coloured, including photolithographs of Ryther's map of 1604 and Rocque's maps of 1763. This is the second of two editions (the first was published in 1883) and the preferred edition, being enlarged and including the Ryther map. Bound in near contemporary full tan calf, (half-titles retained), marbled edges and endpapers, spines gilt with raised bands and morocco lettering-pieces, double gilt fillets on covers. Bookplates of F.W. Kingsford and the historian Hugh Sadler Kingsford in both volumes. The slightest wear to corners, internally perfectly clean and fresh, a fine set. (William John Loftie, (1839-1911), prolific and elegant writer on historical and antiquarian topics.)

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      1884. Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. Original green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of only 1260 copies (WALDEN, in comparison, consisted of 2000 copies). This was the second of Thoreau's four "seasons" to be posthumously published from his journal; EARLY SPRING had come out in 1881, and WINTER and AUTUMN (curiously out of order) would come out in 1888 and 1892 respectively.~This is a bright copy, fine except for a trace of rubbing at the extremities -- and rather scarce in this condition. Bookplate of Henry Hornblower. Borst A9.1.a.; Blanck 20127.

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        La Reliure Ancienne et Moderne. Recueil de 116 Planches de Reliures Artistiques des XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles, ayant Appartenu a Grolier, Henri II, François Ier, Diane de Poitiers, Marguerite de Valois, Louis XIII, Mazarin, etc., et Exécutées par le Gason, Clovis et Nicolas Eve, Hardy Mennil, Bauzonnet, Belz-Niédrée, Etc. Introduction par Gustave Brunet

      Rouveyre et G. Blond, Paris. 1884. Second and best edition, 4to, xii,8pp., one of 50 numbered copies on "Papier Japon", total edition limited to 200 copies, 116 coloured and plain plates, orig. printed wrapper bound in, full black morocco doublures with single line blind-stamped border, near cont. brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, gilt fillet borders on covers, spine with five raised bands, each compartment with gilt fillet borders and lettered in gilt, corners bumped, some minor cracking to hinges, uncut, t.e.g. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer.

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        Die Geweihbildung der europäischen Hirscharten mit besonderer Berücksichtigung anatomischer, physiologischer, patologischer und patogenischer Momente

      Wien, Gerold`s Sohn (1884).. Mit chromolith. Vortitel und 40 getönten lithograph. Tafeln 3 Bll., 132 S. OLwd. Folio. 33 x 26 cm. Schwenk 11.1337.01 (mit 3 Abb.). - Gering berieben und bestoßen. Tafeln im Rand tls. stockfleckig, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar

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      J. Reynolds & Sons. 174 Strand, W.C., London 1884 - Folding hand-coloured engraved map, 29 x 20 inches overall, dissected and laid on to linen. Pasted to inside cover is a 36 page London Guide including a small map of London, plus [4] pp. supplementary streets. Folding map bound into black cloth cover, with original buff printed paper label The map was first published in 1867. TOPOGRAPHY LONDON FOLDING MAPS TOPOGRAPHY LONDON 19TH CENTURY TOPOGRAPHY

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        Parrots in captivity... with notes on several species by the Hon. Rev. F.G.Dutton. London. George Belle and Sons (1883)-1884-87.

      3 voll., in 8°gr., bella leg. edit. in t.tela verde-scuro, titoli impressi in oro sul dorso, fregi a secco sui piatti e sui dorsi, il piatto ant. reca impressa in oro la figura di un pappagallo, pp. X-144, pp.XIV-114, pp.VIII-144, taglio sup. dorato; 81 bellissime tavv. (27 per ogni volume) di pappagalli, inc.a colori su legno da Benjamin Fawcett, su dis. di Alexander Francis Lydon,, 3 tavv. fungono da antiporta. Ottimo non comune esemplare.BrM(NH), 730 (possiede solo i primi due voll.). Casey Wood p. 368. Fine Bird Books (ediz. ital.) p. 103. Nissen IVB, 393. Zimmer I, p. 274.Trattazione di 81 specie di Pappagalli (inclusi i Cacatua, le varie specie di Ara e i bellissimi Parrocchetti) con particolare attenzione al loro comportamento in cattività. Di ogni specie viene fornito il nome scientifico, la relativa sinonimia e il nome in varie lingue. Per alcune delle specie trattate vi sono delle notazioni di F. G. Dutton. I primi due volumi vennero pubbliati in diciotto parti: le prime sei nel 1883 e le rimanenti nel 1884, il vol. terzo apparve intero nel 1887. Un quarto volume, in due parti, mai completato e con nove tavole apparve nel 1888, ma è assai raro da trovare, al punto che Zimmer lo cita senza averlo mai visto e il Fine Bird Books non fa menzione del quarto volume. Dal punto di vista iconografico è una delle migliori opere prodotte nella seconda metà dell'ottocento sui pappagalli.

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        The Raven

      New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. Good+. 1884. Hardcover. Very tall hardback without dust jacket; pictorial grey cloth binding with black lettering on spine and front cover, cover art in black and gold; all page block edges gilt. Tight and square binding has been professionally restored, saving the original cloth but laying it down over new grey cloth-covered beveled boards; book also has new endpapers, and two caption pages have been restored that were missing 5-6" chips at their bottom outside corners (not affecting text). Original cloth of binding is very smudged and a little scuffed; pages have rather frequent finger smudges, not affecting the text or images, and penciled notes on one early blank page have been erased but have left faint traces. All pages have faint 2"-wide, 1/2"-deep dampstains at their top outside corners. We will ask you to pay the actual cost of shipping this large book if you request that it be shipped via Priority Mail or to places outside the U. S. ; Text of poem and 24 dark and sometimes creepy full-page illustrations by Gustave Dore, with captions on semi-transparent pages protecting the illustrations. All called-for text, plate, and caption pages are present. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 23+ 24 plate pages+23 caption pages pages .

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        Analytic Programmes with English Texts Biographic and Critical Essays by Herbert T. Finck Projector and Manager of the Concerts Charles E. Locke

      Cambridge University Press: John Wilson and Son. 1884. Small quarto. Full black morocco with spine in decorative compartments gilt, decorative gilt edging to both upper and lower boards. 1f. (frontispiece portrait of Theodore Thomas), 1f. (title), 1f. (named cast list), 3ff. (detailing concert programs of April 14-17, 1884, with named cast lists), pp. 13-112. Illustrated with occasional scenes from the operas, decorative initials and head- and tailpieces, etc. & & A presentation copy, with "Presented by Mrs. Amali[?e] [?Materna] as a souvenir of The Wagner Festival May 12th 1884" to verso of frontispiece, and the autograph signatures of Theodore Thomas, conductor (frontispiece), and the performers Emily Winant, contralto (p. 29), Christine Nilsson, soprano (p. 32), Hermann Winkelmann, tenor (p. 50), Theodore Toedt, tenor (p. 56), Franz Remmertz, bass (p. 62), Emma Juch, soprano (pp. 68 and 96), Emil Scaria, bass (p. 76), and Amalie Friedrich Materna, soprano (p. 82). Concert program details as follows:& - Monday Evening, April 14: [Excerpts from] Tannhäuser; Die Walküre; Siegfried& - Tuesday Evening, April 15: Symphony "Eroica"... Beethoven; [Excerpts from] Die Meistersinger& - Wednesday Afternoon, April 16: Centennial Exhibition March; [Excerpts from] Rheingold; Die Walküre& - Wednesday Evening, April 16: Huldigungsmarsch; [Excerpts from] Tristan and Isolde; Parsifal& - Thursday Afternoon, April 17: [Excerpts from] Flying Dutchman; Die Meistersinger; Parsifal; Die Walküre& - Thursda Evening, April 17: Symphony No. 5... Beethoven; Götterdämmerung Act III (complete)& & In addition to the performers whose signatures appear in the volume, participants included the "Wagner Festival Chorus, 600 Voices" and a "Grand Orchestra of 150 Musicians," with J.B. Sharland as chorus master, and soloists Hattie Louise Simms, Zelie de Lussan, Ella Earle, Fannie Hirsch, Mrs. A. Hartdegen, and Minnie E. Denniston. & & Binding very slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; remants of red ribbon markers; free front endpaper detached; slightly browned and brittle; offsetting and show-through to Thomas's signature; two words of presentation inscription erased. . Thomas, an American conductor of German birth, "did more than any other American musician of the 19th century to popularize music of the great European masters... At its height in 1875 the Thomas Orchestra was, by common consent, unsurpassed anywhere, as was the New York PO under his direction ten years later. The popularity of the symphony orchestra in the USA today is due in great part to the work of Thomas." Ezra Schabas in Grove online

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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 1884. . 1st Ed. xvi + 438pp. + 32pp. publ. list (dated October 1884). 174 ills. by E.W. Kemble. Light marginal browning, new, ex.-libris John H. Hill, original gilt lettered pictorial cloth, sympathetically recased, sm. light mark to head of upper board, very light darkening to edges and to sl. chipped spine, very sl. frayed corners, a nice copy. Precedes the American Edition. US$800

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      Tolf äktenskapshistorier, med interview och förord. Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1884. (6),293,(1) s. + STRINDBERG, AUGUST. Giftas. Aderton äktenskapshistorier, med förord. Andra delen. Helsingborg, Schmidts boktryckeri-AB, 1886. (4),XXIII,(3),250,(1) s. Två marmorerade hfrbd med upphöjda bind, gröna titeletiketter och övre guldsnitt. Övriga snitt endast putsade. Omslagen medbundna. Första delen med blyertsnoteringar på omslagets baksida. Återkommande, men mycket svaga, fuktränder överst i övermarginalen och ytterst i övre ytterhörnet. Trevligt exemplar ur Per Kjellanders bibliotek.. Zetterlund I:29 respektive I:32. Andra arbetets omslag med förlagsuppgift "Kungsholms bokhandel" på främre omslag och recensionsutdrag ur europeisk press på det bakre. (Till första delen finns inga kända variantomslag.) Novellerna i "Giftas" hör till det mest kontroversiella Strindberg producerade men även till det mest omtyckta. Den första samlingen blev som bekant, på grund av en raljant formulering rörande nattvarden, åtalad för "gäckeri av guds ord eller sakramenten" och belagd med kvarstad. Stadsfogden som kom till förlaget för att hämta böckerna fann dock bara ett par hundra av den i 4000 exemplar tryckta upplagan. Ryktet spreds snabbt och på de flesta håll såldes boken slut innan den hann beslagtas. Opinionen var på Strindbergs sida, och när han motvilligt reste från Ouchy i Schweiz till Stockholm för att svara i målet mottogs han som en hjälte på tågstationen. Rättens utslag blev också friande. Den andra novellsamlingen präglas av en bittrare ton, angreppsmålet har också förskjutits, från "de rådande förhållandena" i den första samlingen till kvinnorna i allmänhet, och kvinnorörelsen i synnerhet, i den andra

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        Le crime et le chatiment Traduit du russe par Victor Derély

      Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie 1884 - Livre d'occasion 2 vol. in-12 (18,3 x 12 cm), brochés, couvertures jaunes imprimées en noir, faux-titre, titre, 334 pp., 1 f. n. ch., faux-titre, titre, 302 pp., sous emboitages. C'est probablement en réaction aux Béotiens, récit à clefs vilipendant ses anciens amis de La Jeune Belgique, également publié en 1884 que Huysmans s'en prend à son auteur Henri Nizet (1863 - 1925). Georges Ohnet, auteur à succès, notoirement opposé au naturalisme, fut fréquemment accroché dans la correspondance de J.-K. Huysmans. C'est en 1884 également que parait le maître livre de Huysmans, A Rebours. Condition : Édition originale française (pas de grand papier). Est joint une lettre autographe signée, sans date mais très probablement de 1884, incisive et pleine de discernement de J.-K. Huysmans adressée à [Gustave] Geffroy, critique d’art qui contribua à faire connaître les Impressionnistes, romancier et membre représentatif du groupe des naturalistes et fondateur de l’académie Goncourt : "Entendu mon cher Geffroy, pour le lundi, 2 février prochain, à l'heure dite. Avez-vous lu un admirable livre Crime et Chatiment de Dostoïevsky sinon - lisez, lisez - c'est un [fier] rude homme que ce russe ! C'est un fier tonique par ces temps d'Ohnet et de Nizet ! ah ! certes. Merci et bien à vous. J.-K. Huysmans". Exemplaire lavé, comportant quelques pâles rousseurs. Habiles restaurations aux couvertures. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée.

      S. l., 30. XII. 1884. - 4p petit in-12 (65 lignes environ). Belle et amusante lettre adressé à Charles Vincens, mêlant quelques mots de provençal, commençant par "Seigneur Jour de l'an doré sur toutes ses tranches [.]", expression reprise un peu plus loin "Seigneur jour de l'an n'est point trop généreux cette année". "Tout n'est pas perdu [.]", souhaitant le succès d'ouvrages" enténébrés", "d'ancien régime". "Bono annado ! Dieu vous la donne ! à vous, couralamen".

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      Published by W. Satchell And Co., 1884. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Brown leather spine with gilt title. Brown boards. Reprinted from the edition of 1590 with preface and glossary by Satchell. B/w illustrations. Marbled endpapers. SIGNED by author on first blank page 'Edwin F. Snow Esquire with Thos. Satchell's Kind Regards & Thanks. Hampstead 16 May 1884'. Also includes bound in to rear, two page manuscript letter with envelope and 5 Victorian halfpenny stamps, addressed to Edwin F. Snow in Boston. Bookplate of Edwin F. Snow to front endpaper. Corners bumped. Contents fine. [S]

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        The Scientific Papers; Joint Scientific Papers

      London: The Physical Society of London, Taylor and Francis, 1884 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 vols., 1884-1887, folding diagrams (some neat reinforcements to verso), illustrations, lacking portrait frontispiece, a couple of leaves with chips and marginal losses, later half calf. <br><br> Sparrow, Milestones of Science 113. - First Edition. Joule&#39;s papers, originally published in various learned journals and even in daily newspapers, are here collected: and they constitute a contribution to scientific progress hardly surpassed in the nineteenth century. The most important papers are those on the nature of heat: and Joule was the first to prove, what Mayer in 1842--45 assumed, the equivalence of heat produced to energy employed. Joule&#39;s Laws are the basis of the whole principle of the conservation of energy established by Helmholtz in 1847. Among the inventions thrown out in his researches are the galvanometer, the modern system of electrical units, the measurement of the velocity of a particle of gas, the modern system of electrical welding, the first displacement pump, and the absolute zero of temperature..

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      London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1884. Preceeding the American Edition, the True First edition, the First English edition,&#147;A&#148; state, and with the earliest ads, dated October, 1884. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original red cloth elaborately decorated with pictorial designs in gilt and black on the covers and spine. xvi, 438, publisher&#146;s device (p. 439), 32 pp. catalogue. A handsome and clean copy with some mellowing down to the spine panel, hinges tight, very bright and in unusually pleasing condition, the tips and edges very well preserved and very solid. FIRST EDITION, PRECEEDING THE AMERICAN ISSUE OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. The first state of the book with the earliest ads, dated October, 1884. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with TOM SAWYER, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman&#146;s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville&#146;s MOBY DICK, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future. With Twain&#146;s &#147;TOM&#148; and &#147;HUCK&#148; first editions in similar condition fetching well over $10,000. these days, and with the first English of &#147;TOM&#148; their equal, it seems only a matter of time before the English &#147;HUCK&#148; follows in their paths.

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        Temples and Elephants, the Narrative of a Journey of Exploration Through Upper Siam and Lao

      Sampson Low, London 1884 - pp xvi, 438. complete with 2 coloured plates, all engravings, illustrations and folded map. Half calf with decorative gilt spine. Some wear to extremities. Neat gilt library stamp on front board. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Foxing to title page, otherwise good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

      New York; (1884-1888): The Century Co. Grant-Lee Edition, four volumes in eight, Being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate Officers based upon "The Century War Series" edited by Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, of the editorial staff of "The Century Magazine". Each volume contains several maps, illustrated by various artist and engravers including Thomas Moran, Winslow Homer, Joseph Pennell, Rufus F. Zogbaum, and others, The last volume contains an extensive index with a supplemental index. A handsome and worthwhile set bound in beige cloth, spine lettering gilt over brown, top edges gilt. A couple of slightly bumped corners otherwise nearly fine with no names or bookplates.. Small Quarto.

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        The Orchid Album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants. Conducted by ... Warner... The botanical descriptions by Thomas Moore

      London: B.S. Williams (I-VIII) and B.S. Williams & Son (IX-X), 1884. Volume 3 only (of 11), large quarto. (12 1/2 x 10 inches). Text complete and illustrated with 48 superb hand coloured lithograph plates of orchids numbered 97-144 - this volume complete and the plates extraordinarily clean.. Contemporary half blue morocco, a bit rubbed. This important record of the greatest orchid varieties discovered and described during the nineteenth century, with beautiful illustrations of the highest quality by John Nugent Fitch. This important work was published periodically by B.S. Williams from his nurseries in Holloway, London, from 1882 until his death in 1890. His son, Henry Williams, continued the publication. Its selection, based largely on the discoveries made during the nineteenth century, offers an unparalleled record of all the best orchid varieties before the impact of the captive-bred hybrids. The publisher notes, "The great advances which have been made within the last few years in the introduction and the cultivation of Exotic Orchids, have suggested the desirability of devoting a monthly publication to the illustration of the best forms of these singular and aristocratic plants, and also to the explanation of the most successful methods of growing them." In addition there are numerous notes given at the end of the specific descriptions about contemporary orchid collections, shows and growers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. These offer a valuable glimpse into the world of the late-Victorian orchid enthusiast, and contain information, available no where else, that casts light onto the early history of the captive cultivation of a number of varieties and species. The plates by John Nugent Fitch (a member of the greatest family of British 19th-century botanical artists) benefit greatly from the large format of the work "Being of Royal Quarto size, the pages of the Album are sufficiently large to enable the artist to produce ample and intelligible portraits of the plants without their becoming cumbersome." The resultant work offers both a fascinating insight into the state of knowledge about orchids and their cultivation, and also an unrivalled visual record by one of the great botanical artists of the day. Great Flower Books (1990) p.149; Nissen BBI 2107; The Orchid Observed 23.

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      Portland, OR: A.G. Walling, 1884 545 pages of an early history of Southern Oregon with portrait engravings of contributors and views of landmark homes, some of which still exist, and county maps. Smith; Pacific Northwest Americana 10706. Bound in original three quarter black leather over black pebbled cloth covered boards with lettering and rule stamped in gilt with orginal tannish flowered endpapers. All edges of the text block stained in red. Professionally repaired hinges with new headbands. A near fine, exceptional copy not often found in such gorgeous condition. . First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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