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        Huckleberry Finn

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 Price has been reduced to $3600 until Septembe 30, 2015 at which time it will be withdrawn from sale.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

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

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

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        Traité élémentaire de mécanique céleste

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

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyers Comrade)

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

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        Journals of Australian Explorations

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

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        INTRODUCCION A LA FAUNA MALACOLOGICA DE VALLVIDRERA

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

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

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

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        Signed Custom Menu

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

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        Les poètes maudits.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Exposition des oeuvres de Édouard Manet. Catalogue. Préface de Emile Zola. École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Janvier 1884.

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

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        RAFFAELLO, LA SUA VITA E LE SUE OPERE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Book of the Sword

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        A Map of the Nile, from the Equatorial Lakes to the Mediterranean, Embracing the Egyptian Sûdan (Kordofan, Darfur, &c.) and Abyssinia. 1884.

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

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        LA DIVINA COMEDIA,DANTE ALIGHERI

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

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        Gramática de los cuatro dialectos literarios de la lengua euskara

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

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        THE BEAR-WORSHIPPERS OF YEZO AND THE ISLAND OF KARAFUTO (SAGHALIN) OR THE ADVENTURES OF THE JEWETT FAMILY AND THEIR FRIEND OTO NAMBO.

      Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard / Charles T. Dillingham, 1884. - xiii,[3],304,[2]pp. Large, thick octavo. Half gilt calf and marbled boards, pictorial panels of original binding bound in. Frontis and illustrations. A few incidents of marginal spotting, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by the author to American Orientalist and modernist literary influence, Ernest Fenollosa, utilizing Fenollosa's Japanese honorific: "Mast. Kano Fenollosa with the affectionate remembrances of the Author Edward Greey 20 E 17 St New York Oct. 20 1883[?]." After serving with the British military during the Second Opium War, Greey (1835-1888) traveled to Japan in the diplomatic service and immersed himself in the country's language, culture and art. In 1868, he settled in New York, opening a shop specializing in Japanese art and antiquities, and subsidizing that income as a writer. In addition to formal works such as the present, which afford a valuable insight into aspects of Japanese history and culture from a Westerner's point of view, Greey was a prolific contributor to the pulp press and boy's papers, often under pseudonyms. He took his own life in 1888 under mysterious circumstances. As a somewhat older contemporary of Fenollosa, he would no doubt had ample reason and opportunity to make his acquaintance, either in the U.S. or during travels back to Japan on business. Beyond his considerable importance as one of the preeminent Orientalists of the last quarter of the 19th century, Fenollosa left an indelible influence on Ezra Pound and W.B. Yeats, who worked mightily to edit his unpublished manuscripts and notes and disseminate his ideas.

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        Journals of Australian Explorations

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

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        Antiquities of the Cherokee Indians

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

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        The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. In two volumes

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

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

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

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        Critical and Historical Essays,

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

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

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

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        Clinical Lectures

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

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        PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY

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

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

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

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        Don Quixote

      . . Zeichnung. Feder- und Tusche in schwarz. Signiert unten li. und oben re. Ca. 16,8 x 12,2 cm. - Vorzeichnung zu Buchillustration /Leicht fl., Mitte oben kl. Reißzwecklöchlein/ - Josef Hegenbarth (1884 Böhm. Kamnitz - 1962 Dresden). Sudetendtsch. Maler u. Graph. Schüler d. Dresdner Akad. unter Bantzer u. Zwintscher, bis 1915 Meisterschüler b. G. Kuehl

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        Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine

      , 1884 1884. Lusty StoriesWith Eighty-Five Hand-Colored EngravingsFrom the Original Plates By EisenLA FONTAINE, [Jean de]. Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine. With Eighty-Five Engravings by Eisen Printed From the Original Plates. In Two Volumes. Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1884. Third edition in English thus, all rare, originally issued in 1877, and a Large Paper Copy. Two octavo volumes. xi, 252; x, 334, [1] pp. Eighty-five hand-colored stipple and line engravings. Printed by Charles Hérissey, Evreux.Bound by Bayntun of Bath for Brentano's of New York in early twentieth century full midnight blue crushed morocco with gilt-ruled border and four-fillet geometric frame with open dots at corners. Gilt tooled raised bands, gilt ruled compartments. All edges gilt. Blue silk endleaves. A fine copy.A fine reprint of the first edition in English of Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen's (1720–1778) richly illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Contes et nouvelles en vers (1762)."It is as a designer of illustrations and vignettes for books that [Eisen] is best known. The most remarkable of these are the designs for the Fermiers généraux edition of the Contes of La Fontaine, published at Amsterdam [i.e. Paris: Barbou]in 1762; Ovid's Metamorphoses, 1767-71; the Henriade of Voltaire, 1770; the Baisers of Dorat, 1770; and the Vies des Peintres hollandais et flamands of Descamps, published in 1751-63" (Wiki)."Eisen's...designs for La Fontaine are the liveliest and most adroit that he ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories - their love passages, their intrigues, their practical jokes - he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator...The detailed meaning of his concentrated compositions is to be grasped only after prolonged examination. The world that they depict is that of the homme moyen sensuel, where beauty exists only to satisfy desire and youth has its way over age, where cynicism is the common coin and virtue the calculated means to an end. But before the force and vitality of Eisen's scenes, normal scruples dissolve in admiration" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914, p. 54).Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables , which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional language."Like his miscellaneous works, La Fontaine’s Contes et nouvelles en vers (Tales and Novels in Verse) considerably exceed the Fables in bulk. The first of them was published in 1664, the last posthumously. He borrowed them mostly from Italian sources, in particular Giovanni Boccaccio, but he preserved none of the 14th-century poet’s rich sense of reality. The essence of nearly all his Contes lies in their licentiousness, which is not presented with frank Rabelaisian verve but is transparently and flippantly disguised. Characters and situations are not meant to be taken seriously; they are meant to amuse and are too monotonous to amuse for long. The Contes are the work far less of a poet than of an ingenious stylist and versifier. The accent of La Fontaine the narrator enlivens the story with playfully capricious comments, explanations, and digressions" (Enclyclopedia Britannica).

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        The American Stud Book Five Volume Set

      New York: Sanders D. Bruce, 1884-1889. New York: Sanders D. Bruce. 1884-1889. Hardcover. Brown buckram lettered in gold on the spines, marbled edges. Volumes 1 and 2 are the revised editions. Former library set with bookplates and numbers in pencil on the front pastedowns, and numbers in pencil on the title pages and/or copyright pages. Overall very good. ; Octavo .

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        THE BEAR-WORSHIPPERS OF YEZO AND THE ISLAND OF KARAFUTO (SAGHALIN) OR THE ADVENTURES OF THE JEWETT FAMILY AND THEIR FRIEND OTO NAMBO

      Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard / Charles T. Dillingham, 1884.. Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard / Charles T. Dillingham, 1884.. xiii,[3],304,[2]pp. Large, thick octavo. Half gilt calf and marbled boards, pictorial panels of original binding bound in. Frontis and illustrations. A few incidents of marginal spotting, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by the author to American Orientalist and modernist literary influence, Ernest Fenollosa, utilizing Fenollosa's Japanese honorific: "Mast. Kano Fenollosa with the affectionate remembrances of the Author Edward Greey 20 E 17 St New York Oct. 20 1883[?]." After serving with the British military during the Second Opium War, Greey (1835-1888) traveled to Japan in the diplomatic service and immersed himself in the country's language, culture and art. In 1868, he settled in New York, opening a shop specializing in Japanese art and antiquities, and subsidizing that income as a writer. In addition to formal works such as the present, which afford a valuable insight into aspects of Japanese history and culture from a Westerner's point of view, Greey was a prolific contributor to the pulp press and boy's papers, often under pseudonyms. He took his own life in 1888 under mysterious circumstances. As a somewhat older contemporary of Fenollosa, he would no doubt had ample reason and opportunity to make his acquaintance, either in the U.S. or during travels back to Japan on business. Beyond his considerable importance as one of the preeminent Orientalists of the last quarter of the 19th century, Fenollosa left an indelible influence on Ezra Pound and W.B. Yeats, who worked mightily to edit his unpublished manuscripts and notes and disseminate his ideas.

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        MOUNT DESERT VIEWS

      Boston: Forbes Albertype Co., c. 1884. Boston: Forbes Albertype Co., c. 1884. Hardcover. Very Good +. Brown cloth portfolio with blindstamped decoration and gilt titles. 25 x 30 cm. 15 loose Albertype prints of views of Mount Desert Island. Otter Cliffs, The Ovens - 2 views, the Green Mountain Railway train - 3 views, The Boulder at Bar Harbor (Balance Rock), Summit House on Green Mountain, Steamboat Wauwinet on Eagle Lake, Steamer Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor from summit of Green Mountain, View from Otter Cliff, Eagle Lake, Great Head and Newport Sands. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; the portfolio has a 4 " split at either end of the spine, but is holding together well. The front and titles are very clean and clear. The 15 prints are all excellent, with no damage whatsoever, a few have minor foxing at the edges on the border only. Albertypes are a form of Collotype, with a brownish tone. Highly suitable for framing. Maine. RGR.

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        Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine

      , 1884. 1884. Lusty StoriesWith Eighty-Five Hand-Colored EngravingsFrom the Original Plates By EisenLA FONTAINE, [Jean de]. Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine. With Eighty-Five Engravings by Eisen Printed From the Original Plates. In Two Volumes. Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1884. Third edition in English thus, all rare, originally issued in 1877, and a Large Paper Copy. Two octavo volumes. xi, 252; x, 334, [1] pp. Eighty-five hand-colored stipple and line engravings. Printed by Charles Hérissey, Evreux.Bound by Bayntun of Bath for Brentano's of New York in early twentieth century full midnight blue crushed morocco with gilt-ruled border and four-fillet geometric frame with open dots at corners. Gilt tooled raised bands, gilt ruled compartments. All edges gilt. Blue silk endleaves. A fine copy.A fine reprint of the first edition in English of Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen's (1720–1778) richly illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Contes et nouvelles en vers (1762)."It is as a designer of illustrations and vignettes for books that [Eisen] is best known. The most remarkable of these are the designs for the Fermiers généraux edition of the Contes of La Fontaine, published at Amsterdam [i.e. Paris: Barbou]in 1762; Ovid's Metamorphoses, 1767-71; the Henriade of Voltaire, 1770; the Baisers of Dorat, 1770; and the Vies des Peintres hollandais et flamands of Descamps, published in 1751-63" (Wiki)."Eisen's...designs for La Fontaine are the liveliest and most adroit that he ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories - their love passages, their intrigues, their practical jokes - he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator...The detailed meaning of his concentrated compositions is to be grasped only after prolonged examination. The world that they depict is that of the homme moyen sensuel, where beauty exists only to satisfy desire and youth has its way over age, where cynicism is the common coin and virtue the calculated means to an end. But before the force and vitality of Eisen's scenes, normal scruples dissolve in admiration" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914, p. 54).Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables , which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional language."Like his miscellaneous works, La Fontaine’s Contes et nouvelles en vers (Tales and Novels in Verse) considerably exceed the Fables in bulk. The first of them was published in 1664, the last posthumously. He borrowed them mostly from Italian sources, in particular Giovanni Boccaccio, but he preserved none of the 14th-century poet’s rich sense of reality. The essence of nearly all his Contes lies in their licentiousness, which is not presented with frank Rabelaisian verve but is transparently and flippantly disguised. Characters and situations are not meant to be taken seriously; they are meant to amuse and are too monotonous to amuse for long. The Contes are the work far less of a poet than of an ingenious stylist and versifier. The accent of La Fontaine the narrator enlivens the story with playfully capricious comments, explanations, and digressions" (Enclyclopedia Britannica).

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        Parrots in Captivity. 3 vols.

      . London: George Bell and Sons 1884-87. With 81 plates, printed in colours from woodblocks by Fawcett after A.F. Lydon. Publisher's pictorial green cloth. A very fine set. * A treatise on 81 species of Parrots, Lories, and Cockatoos, with accounts on their habits in life in captivity. Additional 2 supplement parts with 9 plates were published 1888 which are very rare and not to be found in this copy.<br>Nissen 393..

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        Les Habitants de Suriname: Notes Recueillies a L&#39;Exposition Coloniale D&#39;Amsterdam en 1883

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Original green cloth rebacked in green cloth with the original spine laid back down, rubbed spot at head of spine (label removal?). Wear at corners, a few surface marks, light puckering to cloth. Old stamp to title page, tissue guards tattered but largely present, browning to page edges. 61 photographic plates in black and white (2 bound out of order), two color maps (one folding) and 13 chromolithograph plates of headdresses, a vase, jewelry, and a drum. A sumptuous production documenting the 1883 Exposition in Amsterdam. & & Each of the 28 inhabitants from the exposition are pictured, typically from two angles, and, in a departure from "anthropological" works of the period, they are both depicted and named. Roland was the grandson of Lucien Bonaparte. Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Anthropology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040718.

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        Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine

      Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1884. - Lusty StoriesWith Eighty-Five Hand-Colored EngravingsFrom the Original Plates By EisenLA FONTAINE, [Jean de]. Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine. With Eighty-Five Engravings by Eisen Printed From the Original Plates. In Two Volumes. Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1884. Third edition in English thus, all rare, originally issued in 1877, and a Large Paper Copy. Two octavo volumes. xi, 252; x, 334, [1] pp. Eighty-five hand-colored stipple and line engravings. Printed by Charles Hérissey, Evreux.Bound by Bayntun of Bath for Brentano's of New York in early twentieth century full midnight blue crushed morocco with gilt-ruled border and four-fillet geometric frame with open dots at corners. Gilt tooled raised bands, gilt ruled compartments. All edges gilt. Blue silk endleaves. A fine copy.A fine reprint of the first edition in English of Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen's (1720&#150;1778) richly illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Contes et nouvelles en vers (1762)."It is as a designer of illustrations and vignettes for books that [Eisen] is best known. The most remarkable of these are the designs for the Fermiers généraux edition of the Contes of La Fontaine, published at Amsterdam [i.e. Paris: Barbou]in 1762; Ovid's Metamorphoses, 1767-71; the Henriade of Voltaire, 1770; the Baisers of Dorat, 1770; and the Vies des Peintres hollandais et flamands of Descamps, published in 1751-63" (Wiki)."Eisen's.designs for La Fontaine are the liveliest and most adroit that he ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories - their love passages, their intrigues, their practical jokes - he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator.The detailed meaning of his concentrated compositions is to be grasped only after prolonged examination. The world that they depict is that of the homme moyen sensuel, where beauty exists only to satisfy desire and youth has its way over age, where cynicism is the common coin and virtue the calculated means to an end. But before the force and vitality of Eisen's scenes, normal scruples dissolve in admiration" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914, p. 54).Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables , which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional language."Like his miscellaneous works, La Fontaine&#146;s Contes et nouvelles en vers (Tales and Novels in Verse) considerably exceed the Fables in bulk. The first of them was published in 1664, the last posthumously. He borrowed them mostly from Italian sources, in particular Giovanni Boccaccio, but he preserved none of the 14th-century poet&#146;s rich sense of reality. The essence of nearly all his Contes lies in their licentiousness, which is not presented with frank Rabelaisian verve but is transparently and flippantly disguised. Characters and situations are not meant to be taken seriously; they are meant to amuse and are too monotonous to amuse for long. The Contes are the work far less of a poet than of an ingenious stylist and versifier. The accent of La Fontaine the narrator enlivens the story with playfully capricious comments, explanations, and digressions" (Enclyclopedia Britannica).

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        Kami yo-no maki. Histoire des dynasties divines. Publiee en Japonais. Traduit pour la premiere fois sur le texte original. Accompagnee d'une glose inedite composee en Chinois et d'un commentaire perpetuel redige en Francais.

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1884.. 4°. CXIII, 391 p. (= Publications de l'Ecole des langues orientales vivantes, 2e serie; 16). Demi-reliure de toile avec tranches marbrees. - Halbleinenband der Zeit mit marmoriertem Rundumschnitt. - Premiere Partie: La Genes des Japonais; Seconde Partie: Le Regne du Soleil; Troisieme Partie: L'Exil. Appendices: Liste des Dieux et des Deesses mentionnes dans le premier volume. Index des noms d'auteurs chinois et japonais.. Einband etwas bestoßen, oberes Kapital leicht lädiert, 2 Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Schmutztitel, 4 Stempel auf der Titelseite, 1 Stempel auf der letzten Seite. Schmutztitel und Titelseite fingerfleckig. Vor- und Nachsatz stockfleckig. - 2 cachets sur le faux-titre, 4 cachets sur la page de titre, 1 cachet sur la page derniere. Empreintres digitales sur faux-titre et page de titre. Les gardes taches par la moisissure.

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        Sir Walter Ralegh and His Colony in America. Including the Charter of Queen Elizabeth in His Favor, March, 25, 1584, with Letters, Discourses, and Narratives of the Voyages Made to America at His Charges, and Descriptions of the Country, Commodities, and Inhabitants. With Historical Illustrations and a Memoir [Raleigh]

      Boston: The Prince Society / John Wilson and Son 1884 - Limited edition, one of 250 copies. Rebound by Macdonald & Sons with their stamp on verso of front endpaper. Minimal wear to corners, boards faintly rubbed, very minor stain to top corner of last section of pages (affects 1/16 inch of margin). 1884 Full-Leather. [8], 329 pp. 8vo. Full brown crushed morocco, five raised spine bands, gilt titles & rules, top edge gilt, gilt dentelles on turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A memoir of Sir Walter Ralegh (sometimes spelled Raleigh) by American theologian Increase N. Tarbox, with accounts of voyages, incorporating transcripts of original correspondence and documents. Two engraved portraits of Raleigh. Footnotes throughout. Appendix lists members and publications of the Prince Society, index follows text. Printed by the Prince Society, a Boston firm founded by Samuel Drake and named for author and book collector Thomas Prince, specializing in the republication of rare Americana. Renowned bookseller Charles E. Goodspeed was among the society's officials. Howes T-35. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Carte Générale des Provinces Asiatiques de l&#146;Empire Ottoman (sans l&#146;Arabie)

      Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1884. . Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1884. . Map dimensions 96.5 x 161 cm, overall 101.5 x 170 cm. Large folding map, with colour, showing the extents from the coastline of western Turkey across to Isfahan and the Black Sea and the Caucasus down to the parallel of the Nile Delta and the northern Persia Gulf, dissected into 48 sections and mounted on linen, a small Stanford&#146;s label to the lower right margin. Accompanied by a smaller folding map titled &#147;A Perçu de la Division Administrative de Provinces Asiatiques de l&#146;Empire Ottoman...&#148; also by Kiepert, measuring 33 x 55.5 cm and with outline colour demarcating the boundaries of the administrative districts. Marbled paper to each of the folded end sections, both maps fold into the original cloth slipcase which features a Stanford&#146;s label to the upper cover. Some light wear to the case, both maps in excellent condition.

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        The Gypsies of Yetholm: Historical, Traditional, Philological, and Humorous. Collected, Arranged, and Edited by

      Kelso: J. & J.H. Rutherfurd, 1884. . Kelso: J. & J.H. Rutherfurd, 1884. . First edition, 8vo, (viii), 192, 16 advertisement pp. Frontispiece, inscribed from the author on the fly leaf recto, with a later ink signature to the same, two versions of the same extract from the Monthly Chronicle concerning the author loosely inserted. Original blind stamped cloth, spine faded with a small mark to foot, a very good copy.

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        The Book of the Thames

      London - J. S. Virtue and Company, 1884. London - J. S. Virtue and Company, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A study of the history of the River Thames, and themany towns, villages and settlements along its banks. New edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignette engravings throughout. Including histories of The Globe Theatre, Old London Bridge, Hampton Court, and many others. CONDITIONIn a decorative blue cloth binding. Externally, quite bright, though with some bumping and wear to the extremities. Spine slightly cocked. Rear joint starting. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are quite bright, though with the occasional spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD..

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        LA REGENTA. Ilustración de Juan Llimona. Grabados de Gómez Polo. Biblioteca "Arte y Letras". Primera edición

      - Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo y C.ª, 1884-85, 2 tomos de 20,5x14 cm., en tela editorial estampada y cortes pintados, 527 y 592 págs., con grabados

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        Almanack For 1885 - 1st Edition

      London: George Routledge & Sons Limited, [1884]. London: George Routledge & Sons Limited. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. [1884]. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Original cream-colored glazed pictorial board. Front cover: title in brown, with picture of three young children standing in a row, trellis border top and bottom, printed in colors. Back cover: with trellis rectangle in center, surrounded by a trellis border, printed in colors. Yellow cloth spine, light turquoise endpapers, yellow edges. Near Fine condition in the rare postal dust-wrapper, minor chipping. Schuster/Engen 5, 3a ; Kate Greenaway&#39;s "1885" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years from 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series .

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        Life of a Scotch Naturalist: Thomas Edward

      London - John Murray, 1884. London - John Murray, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Smiles&#39;s account of the life and work of this dedicated Scottish naturalist. Featuring a tissue guarded portrait frontispiece and numerous illustrations by George Reid. Thomas Edward (1814-1886) trained as a shoemaker, but devoted his free time to the study of animal nature. He collected, stuffed and exhibitednumerous specimens, at financial loss to himself. When Queen Victoria&#39;s attention was called to his case, he received an annual pension of 50. Edward was an Associate of the Linnean Society. His portrait is now held by the National Portrait Gallery. Condition: In a half morocco binding, with marbled boards. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places. Occasional spotting prominent to first and last few pages. Ink signature to front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Memorials of Samuel Bowly

      Gloucester - Printed for private circulation, 1884. Gloucester - Printed for private circulation, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare biographical work on the life of Samuel Bowly. Compiled by his daughter, after his death. Featuring four original tipped in photographs, and facsimile of Maria Taylor&#39;s signature. Samuel Bowly was an English slavery abolitionist and temperance advocate. On 17 April 1840, he formed the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, whichwas to campaign for worldwide abolition of slavery. A short time later, the first World Anti-slavery Convention was held in London, attracting an international participation. Condition: Rebound in a cloth binding with gilt initials to the spine. Externally, smart, with very light marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with occasional instances of spotting and offsetting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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