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        Nerto Nouvello Prouvencalo [Nerte Nouvelle Provencale] [Signed Association Copy and with 8 Autograph Letters Signed -- 9 Mistral Signatures]

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et cie., 1884. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, finely bound in red morocco-backed boards with marbled paper sides, spine in compartments with gilt author name, title, and year, marbled endpapers, with the original wrappers bound in; the hinges (internal) have been professionally reinforced with cloth, SIGNED BY FREDERIC MISTRAL AND WITH 8 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED TIPPED IN; a narrative poem based on a chronicle of the Avignon Popes and given in the form of a short story. An excellent copy with the original faintly soiled wrappers bound in and with an illustrated frontispiece. First edition, first printing, of this work of poetic fiction, in parallel French-Provençale text, by poet and philologist Frederic Mistral (1830-1914). Mistral devoted his life to the recording, championing and composing of Occitan literature and language (the Langue d'Oc), and Nerto was published while Mistral was in the process of creating his Lou Tresor dóu Félibrige (1878-1886), which is still the most comprehensive dictionary of the Occitan language. Frederic Mistral won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist". Mistral specifically cited "Nerto", along with a few of his other major works, in his autobiographical profile written in connection with the award of the Prize to him and, in his speech presenting the Prize to Mistral, C.D. af Wirsén, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, described the work as one that "offers many beautiful pages for the reader's admiration." This is a PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the half title, by Mistral to the important Parisian writer, publisher and literary editor Edouard Champion as follows: "A Monsieur Champion, l'éditeur du poète philologic, hommage cordial, F. Mistral" and contains 8 autograph letters signed by Mistral, all addressed to Edouard Champion between 1896 and 1905, and most of a literary concern. Signed copies of "Nerto" are quite uncommon, and signed Association copies, as offered here, are scarce. An Association copy of Mistral's "Nerto" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY FREDERIC MISTRAL TO THE IMPORTANT LITERARY FIGURE EDOUARD CHAMPION TOGETHER WITH 8 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY MISTRAL TO CHAMPION. A RARE COPY WITH A REMARKABLE NINE FREDERIC MISTRAL SIGNATURES.

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        1. L'Histoire de Don Quichotte de La Manche.

      - 780BELLE EDITION JOUAUST ILLUSTREE DANS DES CHARMANTES RELIURES EN DEMI-MAROQUIN A COINS EN TRES BON ETAT. Couvertures originales conservées. Edition complète en 6 tomes AUTEUR: CERVANTES - traduction OUDIN & DE ROSSET TITRE: 1. L'Histoire de Don Quichotte de La Manche. LIEU: ÉDITEUR, DATE: Paris: LIBRAIRIE DES BIBLIOPHILES / JOUAUST. 1884 COLLATION: env. 300 pages par tome, complet en 6 tomes FORMAT: in12 (12 x 18,5 cm) RELIURE: Reliures de bonne facture, en demi- maroquin rouge à coins, dos lisse orné dutitre, de l'auteur & de la date en queue. Des jolis motifs décoratifs dorés. Filets dorés en bordure du cuir des plats. Tranches de tête dorées. ILLUSTRATIONS: Dessins de J. Worms; gravés à l'Eau-Forte par De Los Rios. Nombreux bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe en noir et blanc. Belle mise en page ÉTAT:TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE Reliures solides et décoratives infimes frottis aux coins etcoiffes. Intérieur frais et propre, malgré les quelques très rares et pâles rousseurs. Exemplaire tiré surbeau papier, impression soigneuse. Couvertures crèmes d'origine conservées BIOGRAPHIE & THÈME: Une belle édition illustrée de ce grand classique de la littérature espagnole POIDS: 2,7 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Sword

      Chatto and Windus, London 1884 - 4to - over 9 3/4 - 12" tall. xl, 299 pp, illustrated with line drawings, in original cloth binding with images of two swords on the front board. Spine darkened, rear hinge 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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        Kaiser-Manöver in Rheinland und Westfalen. Manöverscenen nach dem Leben aufgenommen von Ottomar Anschütz (handschriftlicher Nebentitel: Vergrösserte photographische Momentaufnahmen aus dem letzten Manöver. Von Anschütz in Lissa. 1884)

      Berlin, Hessling 1884. 21 x 34 cm. 14 (von 15) Original-Fotografien (je 17 x 30 cm), auf Karton aufgezogen. In Original-Leinen-Mappe mit Schwarzprägung und goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel "Manöver-Bilder - Heidtmann, Bibl. 13338 - Bömer / Degering Band 1 Seiten 177, F29 - Jedes Blatt mit einbelichteter Numerierung und Trockenstempel "Ottomar Anschütz Lissa i. P. 1884". Kartons mit Bordüren, abgerundeten Ecken und Goldschnitt. - 1884 fand ein Kaisermanöver mit Parade (Kaiser Wilhelm I.) in Wevelinghoven (=Stadtteil von Grevenbroich) statt und eine Kaiser-Parade bei Lommersum (Ortsteil der Gemeinde Weilerswist im Kreis Euskirchen) am 25. September 1884 -

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        Parrots in captivity

      London, George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887. Three volumes in three. 8vo (25 x 17.5 cm). (I) xiv, 114 pp; (II) x, 144; (III) viii, 144, with in total 81 beautiful colour-printed wood-engraved plates. Publisher's pictorial gilt pictorial green cloth.* One of the most attractively illustrated works on parrots, by the English medical doctor and zoologist William Thomas Greene (d. 1906). "An account of the habits of 81 varieties of parrots (including cockatoos, macaws, parakeets, etc.) with special reference to their behaviour in cage or aviary" (Zimmer p. 274). The fine plates are by Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893) from drawings by his former apprentice, Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917). Fawcett and Lydon are best known for their works in (colour) wood engraving, the present work being an example of their chromoxylographical skills. A copy without the usual foxing. Foot of spines slightly frayed, a few leaves loosening, otherwise very good. Nissen IVB, 393; Zimmer p. 274.

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      1884. Fine. GREENE, W. T. PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY, 3 VOLUMES. London: George Bell and Sons, 1884 - 1887. First editions. Three different 8vo. green cloth bindings, the third volume being about 1/2 inch taller. x + 144 pp/xiv + 114 pp/viii + 144 pp. Volume 3 lacks the last three plates. Light soil and wear to cloth, corners bumped. Gilt slightly faded on Vol. 1 and 2's spines; Vol. 3 has a printed paper spine label. Hinges cracked in first 2 volumes, third sound with light foxing to endpapers. Light pale foxing to edges of frontispiece in Volumes 1 and 3; else the plates are fine. Total of 78 beautiful chromolithograph plates.

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      London: George Bell 1884, 1884. . Complete three-volume set. A SPLENDID COPY IN VERY FINE CONDITION. A beautiful set in excellent condition. The covers show virtually no signs of wear and the 81 color plates are all bright and vibrant.

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        Parrots in Captivity, 3 volumes, complete

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887.  First edition. A bright, clean copy in fine condition in a very fine binding.. Pp. x, 144; xiv, 114; viii, 144, with 81 fine chromolithograph plates. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, spine with five raised bands with gilt decorations and gilt-lettering, top edge gilt, lg 8vo. This important work details Cockatoos, Parakeets, Lories and Parrots. It is highly prized by interior decorators for the beauty of its plates - therefore complete copies have become difficult to obtain.

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        Parrots in Captivity, complete in 3 volumes

      London: George Bell and Sons. 1884-1887, 1892. Hardcover. Good +. 1892 reprint series. Three teal cloth 4to's, 144 + 114 + 124pp. With a lovely color plate accompanying all of the specimens described, 81 in all. Collated complete. In good to very good condition with rubbing wear to corners and sprinkled soil to boards, wear to spine heads. With gilt stamped macaw parrot on each cover. Uneven foredge with a slightly shaken binding, though the contents continue to hold tight. Contents are bright, clean and unmarked. Wonderfully illustrated, scarce set. The first publication devoted to parrots, these three volumes combine formal observation with anecdotal information on these beautiful, often rare birds.

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        The Magazine of Art

      03 - London, Paris and New York - Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive collection of the publications of The Magazine of Art published between 1884 and 1903. Containing work on many influential artists, movements and mediums, with reproductions of their works. The Magazine of Art was an illustrated monthly British journal devoted to the visual arts, published from May 1878 to July 1904 in London and New York by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. It included reviews of exhibitions, articles about artists and all branches of the visual arts, as well as some poetry, and was lavishly illustrated by leading engravers of the period such as William Biscombe Gardner. W. E. Henley (1881-86) was responsible for revitalising the magazine and transforming it into a lively cosmopolitan review of the arts that was influential in shaping the public's perception of and taste in art. He engaged eminent artists and literary figures to write for the journal including R L Stevenson, Richard Jefferies, J. Comyns Carr and others, and the quality of the wood engravings was further improved. He also introduced poetry to its pages. Comprisingthe volumesfrom1884 (volume VII), 1885 (volume VIII), 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1902, and 1903. Each with The Chronicle of Art to the rear. Including, amongst others, articles on The Portraits of Thackeray, Lucas D'Heere, The Present and Future of Wood Engraving, Sport in Art, and Sir John Gilbert. With thousandsof illustrations throughout, incldudingsixteen coloured plates. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with gilt tooling to the spines. Externally sound, though with some marks to the boards and some rubbing. Eight joints starting. Ten hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout (particularly to the earlier volumes), but are otherwise bright. Overall:VERY GOOD..

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        History of Rome and of the Roman People, From its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians and beyond : 16 volumes

      Boston: Dana Estes and Charles E. Luariat, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 12h x 8 1/2w. A real nice big set of books that are dated 1884 through 1887. Has some moderate general wear and ageing but still looks nice. Edition De Luxe printed on Linen Vellum Paper and limited to 1000 numbered and registered copies, of which this is No.925. Complete in 16 volumes; Royal blue cloth boards with top edges gilt. Corners a little bumped. Content clean and fresh. A splendid presentation of Duruy's dramatic and detailed work, presented in these 16 volumes. Illustrated with 3000 engravings, 100 maps & plans and numerous chromo-lithographs. Extra shipping for this set is included in the price for media mail with Insurance and signiture delivery confirmation. Full set will weigh more than 90 pounds. Look at scans carefully for wear. Though not perfect this is a nice set for the price..

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        The Rape of Florida

      Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 1884. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. (Long Poem) WHITMAN, Albery A. The Rape of Florida. St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 1884. Octavo (7.75 x 5.25), hardcover, brown cloth, 95 pages. Significant book from the noted African-American poet. A long poem telling the tragic love story of a Mickasukie chief, and the young daughter of a Spanish nobleman. Twasinta's Seminoles was added to the title in later editions. Foxing on boards. Rubbing, slight damp staining. Front free end page torn. Fair condition.

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        Under Minot's Ledge Light [XIX]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, removed from original mount, very fine condition. 14 1/4 x 20 5/8 inches. Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Under Minot's Ledge Light depicts a yachting harbour with Minot's Ledge Light in the background, in the foreground are the schooners Tempest and Fortuna, the sloop Viva and the yawl, White Cap. Fortuna, designed by the Poillon Brothers in 1883, broke a record in her maiden race making her the most notable in this image. The schooner Tempest was built by Harrington in 1872, the keel sloop Viva was built by Dyer in 1874 and the keel yawl White Cap built by Adams and Story in 1878. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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        A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America

      Philadelpha: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1884. Two Volume Set. Light brown leather. Gold print on balck and burgundy backgrounds, on spine. Rubbing and general wear to boards, but I would say in remarkably good condition for the age of the books. Volume I ( A - ITIN) has PO's name stamped on inside front cover and a second PO name written on ffep. Some browning to edges of endpagers. Pages are tight but boo will lay open. Pages clean/unmarked. 841 pages. Volume II ( JAC - ZOLL) has browning to edges of end pages. PO's name written on top of title page. Pages tight; clean/unmarked. 857 pages. Price includes extra shipping costs and insurance. This item NOT available for shipment to International address. Continuation of title: "...and of the Seberal States of the American Union: with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law." "Fifteenth Edition, Thoroughly Revised and Greatly Enlarged" . Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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      1884. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. Original wrappers. First American Edition, published as Number 373 in Harper's "Franklin Square Library." This was Trollope's last novel, published after his death. John Gordon heads off to South Africa to find his fortune, in order to be able to wed Mary Lawrie, and returns with it three years laster -- only to arrive on the day after Mary had accepted the proposal of the elderly bachelor William Whittlestaff, who had become her benefactor...~AN OLD MAN'S LOVE was not serialized but was published in two volumes by William Blackwood of Edinburgh in November or December 1883. Harper published this edition on April 11, 1884, paying ten pounds to Blackwood for sending them a set of advance sheets.~"The Cheapest Publication in the World" according to the Philadelphia Press, Harper's Franklin Square Library had been founded to deserve that description -- tabloid-sized, printed in triple-column (later double-), with no illustrations, priced at ten (later fifteen) cents.~The Franklin Square Library was intended to... present works of some of the most popular authors to American readers "who may not find it convenient to encumber themselves with books or periodicals too costly to be cast aside after perusal." This new series and its advertising logic sounded the death knell for collectors... Their fragility, format, and ephemeral makeup discouraged most buyers from keeping them. Despite the thousands of copies printed of each title in the series, few have survived. Trollope editions in the series are of the utmost rarity and those that have survived are generally defective... First editions published in newspaper format after early 1878... are rarely seen for sale and are usually found only in private collections and in certain research libraries. [W. Smith]~This copy is complete in 40 pages of double-column text (the front page serving as self-wrapper, its top half devoted to series and novel headings). This copy does have an additional outer (advertising) wrapper. Condition is very good (a bit of archival mending along the spines of the dual wrappers, but otherwise just minor edge-wear). Smith 58. Housed in a custom clamshell case with inner four-flap wrapper. The first copy we have seen in our thirty years in business.

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

      London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, & Co., MDCCCLXXXIIII [1884]. lvi, 349, p., portrait frontispiece; 19.5 cm. Bound by Bayntun of Bath in blue morocco, gold tooled, gilt edges; in slipcase; very good, gift quality. Stock#OB657.

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        New Orleans - The Crescent City - Lake Pontchartrain in the Distance

      New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 12-13- 1884.. Oversized black and white wood engraving, Supplement to Harper's Weekly of December 13, 1884, sheet size approximately 22 x 31 3/4 inches, professionally restored and mounted on linen, with original folds minimised. Very good, clean condition. A handsome bird's eye view looking down on the waterfront with a view of the city and Lake Pontchartain in the far distance. The harbor is busy with steamers lined up and cargo being loaded and unloaded. Many of the city landmarks are carefully delineated and marked in a legend beneath the image: Exposition Buildings and Grounds, Shot-Tower, Lee Monument, Lafayette Square, St. Charles Hotel, Hotel Royal, Opera House, Jackson Square and Cathedral, French Market, and Railroad Ferry. The large Harper's Weekly supplements such as this are much scarcer than the centrefold views. This bird's eye view by Charles Graham, who made something of a specialty of city views, provides a vivid portrait of the New Orleans of 130 years ago. .

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        Autograph letter signed in full regarding financial matters

      Octavo. 3-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. To an unidentified male correspondent. Dated Frankfurt, July 1, 1884. In German (with partial translation). Schumann requests monies due to be sent to her, inquires about storing a package, etc. & & "Would you please be so kind as to forward to me from my balance... via Mr. Postier.... At the same time I would like to ask if I may again bring you a package for storage for several months? I am also enclosing receipts... usually paid for me at Herman's in July." She then goes on to inquire about the balance remaining in her account, saying " I believe 2000 M? Or am I in error? I would prefer payment in 100 bills." . "One of the foremost European pianists of the 19th century and the wife and champion of the music of Robert Schumann, she was also a respected composer and influential teacher." Nancy B. Reich in Grove online& & Clara Schumann began work as editor of the Instructive Edition of Robert Schumann's piano works, a monumental task, in 1883, the same year that she and Brahms were correcting the last proofs of Schumann's Complete Works. "The Instructive Edition differs from the Collected Works - and Schumann's early editions - in many ways: alterations in metronome markings and tempos (some faster, some slower); the addition of tempo and expressive markings (grazioso, tranquillo, a tempo, ritenuto, etc.), fingerings, additional dynamic indications (sometimes in parentheses to distinguish them from Schumann's), and a particularly large number of additional pedal markings; deletion of Schumann's dedications...". Reich: Clara Schumann, p. 256. The present letter may refer to payment due her as a result of this project, and the storage issues perhaps to the proofs.

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        Recherches sur la Conductibilité Galvanique des Électrolytes. I: La conductibilté des solutions aqueuses extrêmement diluées déterminée au moyen du dépolarisateur. II: Théorie chimique des électrolytes

      Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1884. First edition. The rare offprint issue of Arrhenius&#146;s landmark discovery of the theory of electrolytic disassociation. Arrhenius was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry &#147;in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation.&#148;<br/><br/> & & By 1880, &#147;it was known that solutions of certain compounds conduct electricity and that chemical reactions could occur when a current was passed. It was thought that the current decomposed the substance. In 1883 Arrhenius proposed a theory that substances were partly converted into an active form when dissolved. The active part was responsible for conductivity. In the case of acids and bases, he correlated the strength with the degree of decomposition on solution. This work was published as <i>Reserches sur la conductibilite galvanique des electrolytes</i> (1884; Researches on the Electrical Conductivity of Electrolytes) and submitted as his doctoral dissertation... Arrhenius sent his work to several leading physical chemists, including Jacobus van&#39;t Hoff. Friedrich Ostwald, and Rudolf Clausius, who were immediately impressed&#148; (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). Arrhenius soon gained high international acclaim, ultimately being awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work. & 8vo: 225 x 145 mm. Original printed wrappers, uncut and unopened, a very fine and completely unmarked copy, pp. [2], [1-3] 4-63 [1:blank] and 1 lithographed plate; [1-3] 4-89 [1:blank]. Rare.

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        The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall xl, 299 pp, illustrated with line drawings, in original cloth binding with images of two swords on the front board. Spine darkened, rear hinge weak, otherwise sound and very good. One of Burton&#39;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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        Text-Book of Seamanship. The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail or Steam - For the Use of the United States Naval Academy (SIGNED BY AND FORMERLY OWNED BY REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM DUGALD MACDOUGALL - ALSO OWNED BY HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER LESLIE T. WHITE)

      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1884. 1st/Early. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Military & War) LUCE, Commodore S.B. Textbook Of Seamanship. The Equipping And Handling Of Vessels Under Sail Or Steam. For The Ue Of The United States Naval Academy. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1884. Hardcover. Octavo. Early Edition. Formerly owned by Rear Admiral, William MacDougall and Leslie T. White! Rebound. Mid 20th century cloth. Tape stains to endpapers. All plates and fold outs present. Signed by MacDougall. MacDougal: U.S. Naval Academy 1889. USS San Francisco during Spanish American War. Served on USS Virginia, Louisiana, Wolverine, Nashville, Mayflower. Commander US Tacoma & NC in WWI. Buried At Arlington. Leslie T. White: Writer, author of Vice Squad, The Americana and more. Good. $750.00

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        L'Art Antique de la Perse.

      Librairie Centrale d'Architecture, 1884-89., Paris, - Achemenides Parthes, Sassanides. I: Monuments de la Vallee du Polvar-Roud. II: Monuments de Persepolis. III: La Sculpture Persepolitaine. Folio. (38.5 x 28.5 cm). 5 vols. iii, 63, 92, 108, 87, 239pp. 103 plates, 2 in color. 438 text-illus. Later cloth backed boards portfolio, internally slightly spotted. Very scarce complete set. IV: Les Monuments Voutes de l'Epoque Achemenide. V: Monuments Parthes et Sassanides. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marabouts et Khouan. Etude sur l'Islam en Algérie. Edition originale, complète de sa carte.

      Librairie Adolphe Jourdan 1884 In-8, 552 pages + carte, broché, couverture papier bleu, imprimé, de l'époque Edition originale. Complet de sa grande carte dépliante de l'Algérie, indiquant la marche, la situation et l'importance des ordres religieux musulmans, tirée en 12 couleurs sur quatre feuilles grand raisin, datée de 1884. Petites déchirures sans manque à une pliure de la carte. Errata en fin d'ouvrage. Mouillure au premier plat de l'ouvrage, petits manques au dos inférieur. Intérieur frais. Rare avec sa carte. Bon état.

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        Complete Works / Collected Writings, 11 volumes, Riverside Edition, 1884

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1884. Hardcover. Near Fine. 11 volumes, published 1884. 8vo, finely bound in publisher&#39;s 3/4 very dark green morocco, marbled boards, raised bands on spines, gilt ruled spine compartments, titled in gilt, top edge gilt. Apparently lacking a volume 12. Very good or better set with minimal rubbing, corners sharp, all joints and hinges fine, all spine caps intact and with no loss to leather, contents VG to Fine and crisp, unmarked. Altogether a very attractive set in a fine leather binding.

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        DIE KUNSTSCHATZE ITALIENS IN GEOGRAPHISCH - HISTORISCHER UBERSICHT. Geschildert von Carl Von Lutzow mit radi(e)rungen von Bottcher, Groh, Fischer, Halm.

      G. B. Griesbach,, Gera, 1884 - Volume in folio legato in pelle (dorso rifatto) elaboratamente impressa in rosso, nero ed oro, titolo al piatto, tagli dorati, sguardie, bianca, frontespizio silografico, antiporta in eliogravure, frontespizio stampato in due colori (segnatura in pastello rosso), 7 carte di presentazione ed indici delle illustrazioni, 520 pp., 50 tavole ft. incise all'acquaforte, illustrazioni nel testo in silografia. Un inno, un panegirico, un'ode amorosa alla Terra che ha dato frutti quali Leonardo, Giotto, Angelico, Tiziano per citare a caso e limitarsi all'arte plastica. Descrivere questo volume è arduo: una carrellata nella summula dell'Arte e non solo, un fantasmagorico insieme dell'immensa ricchezza italica. Le cinquanta acqueforti, dalla Piazza S. Marco di Gentile Bellini alla Madonna Pesaro di Tiziano, Kronos del Veronese, S. Giorgio del Parmigianino, la Madonna della Sedia di Raffaello e tutte le altre: insomma, c'è da perdersi nell'incanto di una insuperabile, cartacea pinacoteca. L'opera è in ottimo stato, senza riscontro con altre similari dello stesso periodo, di scarsissima reperibilità, completa e collazionata. A non esser bibliofili ma demolitori il mero profitto sarebbe enorme. Chi ha orecchie intenda.

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      Paris: Raoul Marchand,. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1884. Hardcover. French Art; FINE Binding; Decorative Binding; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Rochas, Albert de. Albert de Rochas. Le Livre De Demain. [Blois]: (Raoul Marchand, 1884). 8vo. Three-quarter decorated vellum & marbled boards. Binding lightly soiled, contents about fine. Lacking 1 etching (of 4) , lacking 8 pages printed on gray paper (includes 1 silhouette of 4). All other leaves present. #118 of 250 signed by Rochas and the Publisher. Examples of French poetry and short prose printed on 44 different types of paper in a diverse array of colors - blue, aquamarine, varying shades of orange, yellow, brown, brick patterns, cream-colored, and others. Each portion of text surrounded by decorative border, pages occasionally heightened in gold and silver, various typefaces many printed in various color inks wth ornately illustrated borders. 2 photolithograph plates, 4 etched plates, 4 pages of chromatic circles, 8 full-page silhouettes. An elegant 19th century example of the Book Arts. 11 mounted paper samples. Laid in limitation sheet, bound in marker ribbons .

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        Geschichte von Stadt und Stift Buchau samt dem stiftischen Dorfe Kappel

      [Bad] Waldsee, Verlag von Carl Liebel, 1884. - 8° (21x14), 476 S., [5] Bl., mit 2 mont AlbuminFotografien, brauner Oln (Kaliko) mit ornamentaler schwarzPräg und goldTitel, minimal gebräunt, sehr guter Zustand, die seltene Originalausgabe in ausgezeichneter Erhaltung.-- Dem Titelblatt vorgebunden zusätzlich ein montiertes Albiminfoto des (verstorbenen) Autors.- Sonderrabatt August 2013: Das Antiquariat an der Stiftskirche bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 10% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 750.00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Parrots in Captivity, with Notes on Several Species By the Hon. And Rev. F.G. Dutton - 3 Volumes

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1884. vol. I (1884), x, 144, with 27 colored plates;vol. II (1884), xiv, 114 (with index to vols. I and II), with 27 coloured plates; vol. III (1887), viii, 144, with 27 coloured plates. Bound in publisher&#39;s turquoise cloth with gilt titles and date (1890) to spine, with stamped gilt parrot on front covers, teg, dark green eps. Some marks and scuffs to the covers, shelf wear to head and tail of spines and the owners name on the top margin of the contents page of vol. 1. A very good set with occasional light foxing of the back of some early plates in vol.I but rarely showing on image margins.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Large octavo, 10 x 7 inches.

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      1884. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. 4 pp undated ads. Original light green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition. Helen Fiske was born and raised in Amherst Massachusetts, where she was a close friend of Emily Dickinson; in 1852 she married a Capt. Hunt, but by 1865 he and their two children were dead. Close to despair, she turned to writing. In 1873, to relieve her hay fever, she went to Colorado; there she met and married banker William Jackson, living thereafter in Colorado Springs. She soon developed a growing indignation over the mistreatment of native Americans by the whites -- writing her book A CENTURY OF DISHONOR, which she sent to every member of Congress. RAMONA, far and away her greatest work, was next.~On the southern California ranch of Senora Moreno, a haughty Spaniard who refuses to yield to the onrushing tide of American conquest, live her son Felipe and Ramona Ortegna, a half-Indian and half-Scotch girl who does not realize she has been adopted. To this ranch comes Alessandro, a full-blooded Indian, who falls in love with Ramona and has his love reciprocated until Senora Moreno, enraged at the union between her adopted daughter and an Indian, attempts to sever the romance. Alessandro returns to his native village, which he finds has been destroyed by the Americans, who have also killed his father in seizing the Indian land... [OCAL]~To this day the old Estudillo estate in San Diego is known as "Ramona&#39;s Marriage Place," and tourists are encouraged to believe that Ramona and Alessandro were actual persons.~ This copy is in pale green cloth (one of several colors offered simultaneously), and is in near-fine condition (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities); there is scarcely any cover soil, which is unusual for such light-colored cloth, and the original decorative endpapers are present and intact. This classic western tale has become rather scarce in collectible condition. Blanck 10456.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer-Poet of Persia, rendered into English by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder (Inscribed by Vedder)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. First Illustrated Edition. Near Fine. Inscribed by Vedder on the first blank: "My dear Mr. Haggin | I send you my autograph with the greatest pleasure and remain as always most sincerely yours | Elihu Vedder." Our suspicion is that this book was sent by then up and coming American painter, Ben Ali Haggin, to Elihu Vedder for his signature in the early 1900s. & & Folio (pages 15.5 x 12.5 inches): complete with lithographic frontispiece, title-page, colophon, dedication leaf, half-title and 51 plates all mounted on linen guards (as issued by publisher), and eight more leaves at the end containing the Appendix, Notes and List of Illustrations. Near Fine with minor wear at the spine ends and some soiling to the cloth. Light marginal foxing throughout, rarely touching any of the images. This is the first edition to ever illustrate the "Rubaiyat," issued at the same time as a signed limited edition of 100 copies. Each signed copy offered for $100 and each "trade" edition, such as this one, originally offered for $25. Despite the high cost, the entire print run was sold in less than a week. & & "Vedder&#39;s Rubáiyát set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England. Vedder created designs for the entire book -- its cover and lining paper, its compelling drawings, and its eccentric hand-drawn letters. A new photographic printing process translated the subtle gradations of the drawings to the printed page... Since the first English translation in 1859, hundreds of editions of the Rubáiyát have appeared in numerous forms and many languages. But their most famous and elaborate manifestation was arranged by Elihu Vedder in 1884." (Richard Murray - Introduction to the Smithsonian&#39;;s 2008 American Art Exhibition of the original illustrations)& & While there are records of the signed, limited copies coming up for sale at auction, we can find no records of inscribed copies in either ABPC or Americana Exchange. Near Fine.

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        Etudes de dynamique chimique

      Amsterdam: Frederik Müller, 1884 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo., [4] [i] ii-iv, [1] 2-214 [2] pp., text wood-engravings. Original publishers wrappers, creased and dust soiled in margins. Upper spine chipped (professionally restored). Provenance: Strychnin specialist Prof. Franz Feist, with his ex-libris on title page. ---- Partington IV, pp. 658-60; Norman 2129. RARE FIRST EDITION, THE BIRTH OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Groundbreaking publication of Dutch chemist Van 't Hoff. Van't Hoff's treatise on chemical dynamics, in the words of his colleague Arrhenius, "develop[ed] an imposing and harmonious scheme for the whole subject of chemical influences and actions" (Partington IV, p.658). It dealt with reaction velocity, the theory of equilibrium, and the theory of affinity as based on free energy. Van't Hoff classified reaction velocities into unimolecular, bimolecular and multimolecular, wrote the equation for the effect of temperature on the equilibrium constant, and formulated the principle of mobile equilibrium (at constant volume, equilibriums tend to shift in such a direction as to oppose temperature changes imposed on a system) that became the basis of the Van't Hoff-Le Châtelier principle. In 1901 Van't Hoff received the first Nobel Prize in chemistry, in part for his work in chemical dynamics (Norman 2129)..

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        The Raven With Comment By Edmund C. Stedman

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. First American edition. Hardcover. Orig. gray cloth, front cover decoratively stamped with an angel design in purple and gilt. Aeg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 23 pages in text. Folio, 47 x 37 cm. Wood engraved title vignette after Elihu Vedder, twenty-six steel engravings after drawings by Gustave Dore, this his last book. He died a year earlier in January, 1883. Published London by Sampson Low the same year. Backstrip extremity and corner wear, marginal stain to first few leaves not affecting text.

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        Deutsches Wochenschach und Berliner Schachzeitung

      498 pages with plates, diagrams, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine. Volume 29. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6054). First edition.The Deutsches Wochenschach was a weekly German chess magazine devoted to current events around the world, but with a focus on happenings in Germany. It was first published in 1884 and had a continuous run through 1927. Occasionally some weekly issues were combined. It incorporated Berliner Schachzeitung in 1898, which started in 1896. Some what of a scarce publication, Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana collection lacked volumes 1-5. A Large and extensive amount of period information on chess.Condition:Rebound lacking original wrappers, leather scuffed, some age darkening to pages else a very good copy.

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      Oakland & San Francisco: Lithographed and published by W.W. Elliott & Co., 1884.. [2],58pp., including fourteen full-page illustrations (two of them double- page) and a map, plus [3]pp. of advertisements. Original pictorial salmon wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled and edgeworn. Quite clean and neat internally. Very good. A fairly rare pictorial description and guide to San Rafael, California, located just across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. The text describes all aspects of life in the area, with many of the entries written by residents or visitors, who often stress the region&#39;s moderate climate and abundant natural beauty. The front wrapper shows a view of San Rafael, as well as views of the ferry landings at Tiburon and Saucelito. The rear wrapper shows several of the town&#39;s churches, and other illustrations depict businesses, homes, nurseries, railroad lines, farms, etc. The map shows the routes to and through San Rafael of the San Francisco and Northern Pacific Railroad, and the North Pacific Coast Railroad. The publisher, Elliott, produced several lavishly illustrated state and local histories around this time. OCLC locates a total of only six copies, all in California institutions. Howell asked $185 for a copy in 1979. A charming and alluring inducement to life in the Bay Area. COWAN, p.565. ROCQ 5065. NORRIS CATALOGUE 2412. HOWELL 50:813. OCLC 16863621.

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      San Francisco. 1884.. 16pp., printed in double columns. Five full- page illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers lightly worn and lightly soiled. Two brief notes on verso of front wrapper (one in pencil, one in ink). Very clean internally. About very good overall. Henry DeGroot was a journalist with the NEW YORK TRIBUNE when he was sent to report on the gold discoveries in 1848. Rather than giving a personal account of his own experiences, however, DeGroot presents a very useful history of gold discoveries in California in 1848 and 1849. Other sections consider why John Fremont failed to discover gold earlier in the 1840s, and why many of the early pioneers failed to attain wealth. The illustrations are by the great Gold Rush artist, Charles Nahl. The front wrapper shows a miner panning for gold, and the rear wrapper illustration is of a quartz mill. Other illustrations show Sutter&#39;s Mill and other mining camps, as well as various mining methods. KURUTZ 175. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 56. STREETER SALE 2985. HOWES D220 (ref). COWAN, p.162. ROCQ 15772. NORRIS CATALOGUE 948.

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      Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1884. 357pp, [3], original small pebble grain cloth, original paper label to spine, brown endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, paper label rubbed with small amount of loss to head, light foxing to edges of text block. Internally quite bright and clean, very slightly cracked between pages 240-241, pages to second half of the book largely unopened. The first UK edition of Thoreau&#39;s classic, published in April 1884. Allen, page 10. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The World&#39;s Industrial And Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, LA., U. S. A. Department of Installation. Plan No. 2 Map of the City of New Orleans

      New Orleans, 1884. No Binding. Very Good. 26 5/8 x 36 ½ inches. Lithograph. Fold wear with some losses; flattened & mounted on acid-free paper; very good. A large, visually rich plan of New Orleans made for visitors to the 1884-1885 World&#39;s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exhibition. Held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the exportation of cotton from the United States, the exposition was one of the most ambitious world&#39;s fairs ever held. Audubon Park in present-day New Orleans would develop on the exposition&#39;s grounds. Although plagued by various problems, the fair did boast an array of impressive structures, including its main building, which was reputed to the world&#39;s largest wooden structure at the time. This building and several others, along with a full view and plan of the exposition grounds, are illustrated here. There are also an inset plan of New Orleans as it was in 1770 and a 1719 view of the nascent city. The large plan of the city itself is extremely well detailed, providing not only up-to-date street names throughout the whole city but also the addresses of the structures on them.

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      Compliments of Wm. J. Byam. Good. 1884. Hardcover. Bound album OF 46 SCOTLAND ORIGINAL ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES VALENTINE AND GEORGE WASHINGTON WILSON. Front cover is embossed "Mr. J. H. McNaughton" "Compliments of Wm. J. Byam Christmas 1884". It contains 37 mounted albumens by James Valentine each mounted on heavy stock, one albumen per sheet (except for 2 that are mounted back-to-back). Includes many rare views including "Reel of Tulloch. 3900" of 4 Scotish soldiers and piper wearing kilts. In addition, there are 11 albumens by George Washington Wilson that are laid-in and not mounted to anything. Albumens are all approximately 7.5" x 11.75". Cover is three quarter leather bound with heavy wear. Boards are partially detached. Covers and pages are warped. Foxing on the heavy stock pages which extends into the albumens. Albumens have lost some of original tone, but retain overall good to very good tonal quality. .

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        Rub·iy·tÖ Rendered Into English VerseÖWith An Accompaniment Of Drawings By Elihu Vedder

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. 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 Vedderís reputation as a leading American artist, and set high standards for American artist-designed books. ìThe 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.î (DAB). folio. [ff. 64]. 56 sheets of illus. with text. illus. paste-downs. original gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. (occasional marginal spotting)

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        Il Duello Nella Dottrina e Nella Giurisprudenza [and] La Lesione

      1884. Crivellari, Giulio. Il Duello Nella Dottrina e Nella Giurisprudenza: Studio sui Progetti del Nuovo Codice Penale sul Diritto Positivo Patrio e di Legislazione Comparata. Turin: Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1884. 278, [2], 8 pp. Includes publisher advertisement and an eight-page prospectus for this title. [Bound with] Pellegrini, Benedetto. La Lesione Personale Nella Dottrina, Nella Legislazione e Nella Giurisprudenza. Turin: Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese, 1912. viii, 263 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary quarter pebbled cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped, front joint just starting at head. Some toning to text, light foxing in places. Early owner signature to head of title page, occasional brief annotations and underlining to first title. A nice volume with two scarce works. * Only editions. Crivellari offers a thorough study of dueling as practiced in the Italian states. It begins with a historical review of dueling and the laws, legislation and debates concerning the practice. The final chapters are devoted to current law and proposals for its reform. As indicated by its title, this book was a side-project related to his work on the Italian penal code, which was published in 1890-98 as Il Codice Penale per il Regno d&#39;Italia. Pellegrini&#39;s treatise deals with assault, battery and other forms of personal injury inflicted by a second party. Crivellari: OCLC locates 3 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Harvard); Pellegrini: OCLC locates 3 copies, all in law libraries (Library of Congress, Louisiana State University, University of Pennsylvania). Neither title in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Lettre autographe signée.

      Avignon, 5. XI. 1884. - 4p in-8 (75 lignes), en-tête J Roumanille libraire éditeur. Longue et belle lettre annonçant tout d'abord l'envoi d'un livre qu'à commandé Charles Vincens. Roumanille parle ensuite du VI° volume d'un livre de Justin Cauvière, chronique à la Gazette du Midi comme Vincens, qui ne se vend pas à Avignon. Il doit s'agir du VI° volume du Caducée, publié entre 1878 et 1886. Roumanille profite de cette lettre pour charger Vincens de dire à Cauvière ce que les clients disent: "5F, c'est cher et ce n'est pas relié!", "il y a trop de patois et j'aime pas le patois" etc. Il parle ensuite de l'Académie de Marseille en ces termes: "Et maintenant, cher académicien d'une académie qui m'académisionnera [?] quand je me serai rendu tout à fait digne, C. à dire aux approches des calendes grecques, laissez-moi vous dire combien le vieux père du félibrige, puisqu'il faut m'appeler par son nom, à été touché de votre bienveillance pour lui [ ]". Roumanille n'a pas lieu d'être satisfait de ses enfants [dans le Félibrige] qui ne respectent pas "le divin commandement". Il termine le paragraphe tel une prière par "Ainsi soit-il". Il faut noter que Roumanille n'entrera pas à l'académie de Marseille.

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        Reflections in Palestine, 1883

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

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      San Francisco: Edgar Cherry & Co., 1884.. [2],107pp. plus twenty-four albumen print photographs, each on an individual thin card mount within a purple printed border, twenty- one with purple printed titles, the other three with no printed title. One photograph with an additional pencil note identifying one of the loggers as "Billy Russel." Quarto. Original blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on front board, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Neat repairs to corners and edges of binding. Very clean internally, the images very clean and crisp, and the text quite clean as well. Overall, a very good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. An important early Californian photographically illustrated work, and an "impressive verbal and pictorial description of the logging industry on the northern coast of California" (Kurutz). The photographs are amazing and must have shocked eastern audiences by showing men standing before redwood trunks thicker than the man is tall. Other photographs show logging trains, felled timbers, groves of redwoods, and logging methods utilizing the steam- powered "donkey engines." In the preface Cherry complains that the "almost constant fog that hangs over the Redwood belt makes it difficult also to obtain good views of the forests and logging camps," but that he wanted to illustrate the book with photographs rather than engravings "to set aside all doubt as to the enormous growth of the Redwood, the number of feet per acre, and the superior qualifications that will recommend it to builders and others. In as much 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." The pictures in the book vary from copy to copy, and it appears that no two copies are identical in the pictures included or the order in which they are presented. The photo captions were applied manually with an ink stamp, but some of the captions in this copy are blank (as is often the case). The volume was prepared to promote the use of redwood, the superior qualities of which are emphasized. The brief history of redwood lumbering is recounted, and the processes by which the trees are felled and cut are related in great detail. There is also an article by Kellogg on the relationship of the redwoods to other cedar trees. COWAN, p.525. KURUTZ, CALIFORNIA BOOKS ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS 7; p.16. GOLDSCHMIDT & NAEF, THE TRUTHFUL LENS 135. HOWELL 50:361. FRITZ, CALIFORNIA COAST REDWOOD 1209. MILES & REESE, CREATING AMERICA 74.

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        Under the Palisades

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card. 14 x 20 1/8 inches. (of mount) 20 x 26 3/8 inches. Frederic Cozzens was one of America&#39;s greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York&#39;s leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Under the Palisades shows three steam propelled ships, the most prominent of which is Jay Gould&#39;s steam yacht Atalanta, a 236 foot iron screw boat, in front of the Palisades on the Hudson. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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        Aus dem Westlichen Himalaja

      Leipzig - F. A. Brockhaus, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce copy of Karl Eugen&#39;s Aus dem Westlichen Himalaja Erlebnisse und Forschungen. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. Scarce. With four fold out tables, twenty plates and five fold out coloured maps. Collated complete. Karl Eugen Neumann (1865 - 1915) was the first translator of large parts of the Pali Canon of Buddhist scriptures from the original Pali into a European language and one of the pioneers of European Buddhism. Condition: The binding is firm. The hinges are starting and the inner hinges are slightly strained and have been protected with archival tape because the paper is somewhat brittle as always with this work. There are some pale ink stains to the front cover as shown. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and some discolouration and a fair bit of freying to thehead of the spine as shown. Internally the pages are clean and generally bright. There is an ink inscription and institutional ink stampon the title page but no other markings. The maps are unusually bright and very clean. The front free endpaper has been repaired to the front edge. Overall the condition is very good and much better internally than usually seenfor a fragile volume..

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        The Bread-Winners: A Social Study

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884 - Presentation copy to Henry James from his close friend John Hay, further signed "Henry James" by James and with his attribution of the work to Hay. "Henry James Esq. with the compliments of the Author. New York Jan 1st 1884." BAL lists the first inscribed copies as done on Jan. 1, 1884 First edition, Issue w/o "The End" on p. 319. 8vo. 319 pp. Contemporary half blue morocco, minor chipping at head of spine. BAL 7762 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Stern Chase and a Long One

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card. 14 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches. (of mount) 21 1/2 x 27 3/8 inches. Frederic Cozzens was one of America&#39;s greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York&#39;s leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. A Stern Chase and a Long One depicts a race that took place in June of 1876 between the Countess of Dufferin, the America, the Grant and Madeleine. The Madeleine came in first, America second (both American boats), and the Countess of Dufferin, a Canadian yacht, finished third. Jacobsen. Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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        A decree of Star Chamber concerning printing, made July 11, 1637: reprinted by the Grolier Club from the first edition by Robert Barker, 1637.

      A specimen of the first book published by the Grolier Club, universally praised for its elegant typography and execution of printing, offered complete in its rare, untouched original state in the publisher's Japan paper facsimile binding by Alfred Matthews after a Roger Payne panel design, letters and ornamentation imprinted in gold leaf, laid in the original umber chemise, sleeved in the original umber slipcase with mounted paper title label on the spine, ownership documentation from 2 prominent American bibliophiles on the endpapers, a small label in front, a bookplate at rear. Offered is example 112 on handmade Holland paper, the number stamped in blue ink under the limitation. The title for the Grolier's first book was proposed by the printer-scholar, Theodore Low de Vinne, one of the Club's 9 co-founders, its beginnings traced to a January 23, 1884 meeting at Robert Hoe's home, the club name, after Jean Grolier, chosen in early February, its purpose, "to foster the study, collecting and appreciation of books and works on paper, their art, history, production, and commerce". PRINTING: done under the supervision of chief foreman, Daniel De Vinne, $2 for subscribers, $4 after, on Holland paper with Dutch capitals for the italic, in homage to the origins of New York City, (established by the Dutch as New Amsterdam), stated printing-148 on Holland and 2 on vellum. In actuality, 2 additional vellum examples were printed and Holland paper examples 149 & 150 were destroyed; so the true limitation is 146 on Holland paper and 4 on vellum. Issued December, 1884. IMPORTANCE: The 1637 Decree by the Court of Star Chamber, directed by Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, in part to curtail the influence of Puritans and religious non-conformists, enacted a more stringent set of regulations for the book trade. With its apparatus for censorship of free speech and suppression of religious non-conformism by Government, it is an influential text in the early history of the American Colonies and the United States, and the study of civil liberties in the law. In effect for only 4 years, it was largely reincarnated by Parliament in the Licensing Order of 1643 to which in response, Milton wrote, "Areopagitica: A speech of Mr. John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the Parliament of England", a precursor to the political thought of John Locke, the Bill of Rights, 1689, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Bill of Rights, 1789. CONDITION DETAIL: Endpapers: Front: In pencil, 2 seller notes and former price; slight offset from small owner label. Rear: excellent. Pages: 4 leaves, C1-C4 with 2 cup-edge crescent stains, one to either side of the gutter head, otherwise pages are fine. Wrappers: Upper: some soil spots. Lower: 2 center beverage stains. Spine: vertical wear lines, foot with some wear. Binding: solid: At foot, front joint splitting for 8 mm (.31 inches), front hinge cracking: At foot, rear joint splitting for 2 mm, rear hinge excellent. Chemise: clean and bright: trace top & bottom edge wear: light spine wear (location where chemise pulled from case). Case: slight top & bottom edge wear: some stain spots: rear panel rubs. Title label: 2 shallow, scalloped edge chips, 1 small and slight soiling. Owner Labels: front with soiling: rear fine. PROVENANCE: 1) G. (George) H. Richmond [1849-1904] noted turn of the century New York City bookseller and an authority on early printed books, his handwritten mounted ticket with December 1901 acquisition date on the front endpaper; 2) William Easton Louttit (Jr.) [1904-1973] of Providence Rhode Island, noted collector including of H. P. Lovecraft and former chief archivist of Special Collections for Brown University, his bookplate with typed title entry mounted on the rear endpaper recto. SIZE: Case: 241 x 163 mm. Book: Quarto, as issued, 231 x 154 mm (9.09 x 6.06 inches). FORMAT: Publisher's cream Japan paper wrappers, letters on upper wrapper, a Baroque ornamental design on all sides, panel borders with stars, flowers and semi-circles with further embellished corner ornamentation, wrappers folded in the French style after Jouaust over inner white paper wrappers, sewn with gatherings of 4 leaves and folding, umber chemise and umber slipcase, spine with mounted beige paper title label with black letters. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 48 leaves with 12 decorations, none repeated, 11 b/w [ 2 title page vignettes, 1 color; 3 headpieces, 2 tailpieces, 4 decorated initials and 1 full-page coat of arms. 5 leaves, preliminaries including 1884 justification leaf, 1884 title page leaf decorated with color medallion vignette of the Grolier Club seal; 3 leaves, added 1884 preface; 33 paginated leaves, reprinting of the 33 articles of the Decree regulating licensing, importation, employee relations, etc, on 31 leaves, running title-Decree of Starre Chamber, preceded by 2 leaves, the A1 leaf with solitary woodcut piece and the A2 leaf with decorated 1637 title page and verso with full-page b/w woodcut of the Royal coat of arms (Lion gardant-unicorn argent, etc, from James I (Steele 24); added 1884 Appendix, 11 pages on 6 leaves including footnotes from Macaulay, commentary with historical background on Articles VI, VII, XIV, XV, XVII, XXVII AND XXVIII; and 1 rear leaf on the De Vinne printing. REFERENCE: For original, Pforzheimer 355; ESTC S105578; Clegg, Press Censorship in Jacobean England; Siebert, Freedom of the Press in England. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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