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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        John Boyle O'Reilly autograph letter May 7, 1884.

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

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

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

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        PATARA ET BREDINDIN aventures & mésaventures de DEUX GABIERS EN BORDEE

      léon vanier, paris 1884 - un volume de format IN-8 , demi-reliure à coins bleu marine ( reliure signée Carayon) , couvertures et dos d'origine conservés , 150 pages orné de 150 croquis a la plume bon exemplaire Ouvrage comportant en page de garde une belle aquarelle originale réhaussée en couleur de Léonnec [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONTES DE LA FONTAINE avec illustrations de Fragonard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Ã€ Rebours

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        HISTORY OF IDAHO TERRITORY SHOWING ITS RESOURCES AND ADVANTAGES; WITH ILLUSTRATIONS DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY, RESIDENCES, FARMS, MINES, MILLS, HOTELS, BUSINESS HOUSES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, &c.

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Toronto Suburbs Northern District Plate 37 [Dufferin St., Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave.]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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        Les Syrtes

      1884 - Paris, sans éditeur (à compte d'auteur), 1884. Broché, 123x182mm, 76pp. ; non coupé. EDITION ORIGINALE, UN DES 124 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES, seul tirage en grand papier entièrement hors-commerce. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé " à Théodore Aubanel Hommage sympathique de son compatriote Jean Moréas". Premier ouvrage de l'auteur, qui publira deux ans plus tard dans le Figaro, un "Manifeste littéraire" à l'origine du mouvement symboliste. Poète provençale, Théodore Aubanel (1829-1886) fonde en 1854 avec Frédéric Mistral, Joseph Roumanille, Jean Brunet, Paul Giéra, Anselme Mathieu et Alphonse Tavan, Le Félibrige dont le but est de restaurer la langue Provençal et d'en codifier l'orthographe. Bel exemplaire, peu courant.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        REDWOOD And LUMBERING In CALIFORNIA FORESTS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        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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        FOUR WORKS: HISTORY OF OUR OWN TIMES. THE FOUR GEORGES & WILLIAM IV. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. THE REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE

      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’s Voyage. Journal of Researches, into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of HMS Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy

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

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

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

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

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

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        Antiquities of the Cherokee Indians

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

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        LES BLASPHÈMES - LA CHANSON DES GUEUX - LA MER - MES PARADIS. [4 volumes].

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

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

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

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

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

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        Six Seasons on our Prairies and Six Weeks in our Rockies

      Chas. A. Rogers, Louisville 1884 - Publisher's lettered yellow wrappers (repaired) Provenance: ex-library, with blindstamps and inked stamps First edition in original wrappers. A diary of travels and adventures in Minnesota and Dakota, the Nebraska country, and the Colorado Rockies, with sketches of Idaho and Montana, written by a Roman Catholic priest. Scarce, with no copies in Graff or Streeter. Howes J95; Eberstadt 106:170. (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches). 218, [2]pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES

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

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        THE RESOURCES OF ARIZONA

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

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

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

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

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

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        Photograph, signed] Harry S. Truman

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

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        The Peruvians at Home

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

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        Early Autograph Letter Signed. 4to, on "Warren and Brandeis" letterhead, Boston, September 18, 1884

      - This is a letter from Brandeis to W.L. Putnam Esq., which reads, "Dear Sir.We supposed the close business relations.would enable you to verify the figures in Poors Manual, without trouble. The manual is usually so accurate that we do not feel justified in putting you to the expense and delay of taking a deposition for that alone.if we learn of any serious error.there would be time to correct it."Signed in the firm's name, "Warren & Brandeis" This is a good early letter of Brandeis written while he was working with his Harvard law school classmate Samuel Warren with whom he founded the law firm, Warren & Brandeis. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        De la suggestion dans l'état hypnotique et dans l'état de veille

      Doin, Paris 1884 - In-8. [243 x 151 mm] Collation : 110 pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition, très rare. C'est l'ouvrage fondateur de l'Ecole de Nancy. Norman 210. Garrison Morton 4995-1 : "The foundation work of the Nancy school of hypnotism. Like Liébeault, Bernheim studied the scientific applications of hypnotism and substituted verbal for sensory stimuli; he interpreted hypnotism and its consequent phenomena as being the result of suggestion." Reliure très légèrement frottée, papier bruni. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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