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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'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'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'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';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'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'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'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's classic, published in April 1884. Allen, page 10. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The World'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'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's fairs ever held. Audubon Park in present-day New Orleans would develop on the exposition'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'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'Italia. Pellegrini'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'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'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 the Palisades shows three steam propelled ships, the most prominent of which is Jay Gould'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'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'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'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. 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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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Together with the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. Johnsoniana. In five volumes

      London - George Bell and Sons, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Abeautiful set of Boswell'sbiography of Samuel Johnson, perhaps the most famous biography in the English language. 'New Editions, with Notes and Appendices'. Featuring numerous plates, some fold out. Including the volume:'Johnsoniana: Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by Mrs. Piozzi, Richard Cumberland, Bishop Percy and others. Together with the Diary of Dr. Campbell and Extracts from that of Madame D'Arblay. Newly Collected and Edited by Robina Napier'. Condition: In recent half crushed morocco bindings with marbled boards and endpapers. Externally, as new. Internally, firmly bound andbright and clean. A few isolated spots. Closed tears to outer margins of p51-72 of Volume IV, professionally repaired with Japanese paper. An attractive set. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        The Book of The Thousand Nights and One Nights

      For Subscribers, 1884. All nine volumes in the original full-vellum binding with gilt decorations to the boards and spines. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. This issue seems to be missing the 21 Eaux-Fortes by M.A. Lalauze, though it is unclear if it was actually issued with them, since it is neither the first nor the deluexe edition. All volumes have some shelfwear, and the ninth volume has some waterstaining to the boards and to the pages toward the boads.. First Edition. Full Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      - Traducción de C. F. Barcelona. Manuel Sauri, Edit. 1884. 1ª edic. 29x19 cm. portadilla + portada a dos tintas + 243 págs. 2 h. de Post-Scriptum e ´´Indice. 40 láminas grabadas e ilustraciones de perros en el texto por E. Bellecroix. Firma anterior propietario. Gran holandesa tela actual, conservando la cubierta con pequeñas marcas de agua y falto de la esquina superior derecha restaurada. Resto muy limpio y grandes márgenes. # caza [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Quantin. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Manet, Edouard. FIRST EDITION, with two original Manet etchings. The first biography of Manet, written by his close friend Edmond Bazire, and published only nine months after Manet's death. Exquisitely illustrated with two original Manet etchings ("L'Odalisque couchee" and "La Convelescente"), three etched plates by Guerard after Manet, six heliogravure plates after Manet, a facsimile letter, and numerous additional illustrations. Paris: Quantin, 1884. Octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards; custom box. Chips to spine with wear to joints, text and illustrations clean.

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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884.. Original slate-blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt. Endsheets a trifle foxed, otherwise a very good, bright copy. First edition. One of fifteen hundred copies printed. A fine association copy, inscribed on the half- title: "Mary A.B. Gordon from her affectionate nephew A C Swinburne." Lady Mary Gordon, nee Ashburnham (Swinburne's mother's sister), her husband, Sir Henry, and their daughter, Mary, were favorite relatives of Swinburne. At times of duress (for example after the death of his sister in 1863, and after an emotional collapse in 1874), Swinburne would seek out the Gordons and stay with them -- either at their estate at Northcourt or at their seaside home at Niton (both on the Isle of Wight). Beginning as child playmates and continuing over the years, he became quite close with his lively, accomplished cousin Mary -- so close that much has been written about the relationship (such as their mutual interest in flagellation; their shared erotic interests formed the basis for his LESBIA BRANDON). WISE 76.

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        Mediaeval Military Architecture in England

      London: Wyman & Sons, 1884 Two Volumes, in original red cloth with lettering in gilt and a gilt design Castle Keep on front boards. Volume 1 has been re-cased with new cloth hinges, hinges professionally strengthened, black endpapers, bookplate of Pt Murray to fpds. Volume 2 has been expertly re-backed with original spine laid down. Vol 1 - xiii and 491 pp, 58 illustrations; Vol 2 - ix and 548 pp, 83 illustrations respectively. Elaborate full page and in text engraved illustrations and diagrams. His work divides itself into 2 distinctive parts of unequal length. Intro & 172 pages is a concentrated and a masterly history of Medieval Military architecture in England; and then the remainder of the first and all of the second volume are occupied by descriptions, arranged alphabetically, of the castles existing, in various degrees of perfection, throughout England and Wales. A highly acclaimed set of architectural history, providing geographic advantage, design and specific histories. The volumes, now that they have been restored are a very pleasing and accessible set.Clark, engineer and antiquary. See ODNB.

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        Oeuvres Compl?tes De Alfred De MussetIn Eleven Volumes

      Paris - L. Hebert, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound collection of works from French dramatist, poet, and novelist, Alfred de Musset. Carpenter edition, in French. Collection includes Poesies in two volumes, to volumes one and two. Comedies in three volumes, to volumes three, four, and five. Nouvelles et Contes in two volumes, to volumes six and seven. Cofession d'un Infant du Siecle in one volume, to volume eight. Melanges in one volume, to volume nine. Oevres Posthumes in one volume, to volume ten. Lastly the rare Biographie de A. de Musset written by Paul de Musset, M. Dubouchet, and M. Emile Bayard, in one volume, to volume eleven. Featuring an engraved frontispiece of Paul de Musset to volume eleven. Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay along with his poetry,is best known workhis workto volume eight,La Confession d'un enfant du sicle. People that have been inspired by Musset include, Director Jean Renoir's, where his filmLa rgle du jeu was inspired by Musset's play, Les Caprices de Marianne. As well as Henri Gervex and his 1878painting Rolla, whichwas based on a poem by de Musset. It was rejected by the jury of the Salon de Paris for immorality, since it depicted a scene from the poem of a naked prostitute after having sex with her client - but the controversy helped Gervex's career. Complete in eleven volumes. Condition: In half crushed morocco bindings with marbled boards, and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, all bindings are smart with very light, if any shelfwear. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, brightwith the odd instance ofspotting. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of every volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Die geltenden Handelsgesetze des Erdballs. Gesammelt und in das Deutsche übertragen sowie mit Einleitung, Amerkungen, Schlußwort und Generalregistern versehen von Oscar Borchardt

      Berlin, Decker 1884 -1896. 25 cm. 5 Bände und 4 Nachträge in 11 Bänden. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Reichs-Justizamt 1405ff - 2. bis auf die neueste Zeit fortgeführte und bearbeitete Auflage. Vollständiges Exemplar der umfassenden Übersicht über das Handelsrecht aller Länder. Band 1: Ägypten, Argentinien, Belgien, Bolivien, Brasilien, Chile; Band 2: Kolumbien, Costa Rica, Deutsches Reich, Dominikanische Republik, Ecuador, Frankreich, Griechenland, Guetemala, Haiti; Band 3: Honduras, Italien, Liechtenstein, Mexiko, Monaco, Nicaragua, Niederlande mit seinen Kolonien, Österreich-Ungarn mit Bosnien und Herzegowina, Paraguay, Anhang betreffend Japan; Band 4: Peru, Portugal, Rumänien, Salvador, Schweiz, Serbien; Band 5/I: Spanien, Türkei; Band 5/II (in 2 Bänden): Uruguay, Venezuela, Gesamtregister; Nachtrag 1: Das Portugiesische Handelsgesetzbuch vom 28. Juni 1888; Nachtrag 2: Das Argentinische Handelsgesetzbuch vom 5. Oktober 1889; Nachtrag 3: Das Japanische Handelsgesetzbuch. 3 Teile in 1 Band; Nachtrag 4: Das Brasilianische Falliments-Dekret vom 24. Oktober 1890. Schönes, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar. Vorsätze, Titel und erste Textseite im Rand Stempel. -

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        A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts

      1884. Rapalje, Stewart [1843-1896]. A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts of Judicial Tribunals, Justices of the Peace, Legislative Bodies, Municipal Boards, Committees, Notaries, Commissioners, Referees and Other Officers Exercising Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Functions. With Practice and Forms. New York: L.K. Strouse & Co., 1884. xlvi, 273 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, some soiling to title page, minor edgewear to a few leaves, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to verso of title page. A very nice copy. * First edition. "One of the first comprehensive studies of the subject, still useful as background reference. It covers contempt powers of courts, legislative bodies, administrative groups, and public officials": Swindler, A Bibliography of Law on Journalism cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 415.

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        Los Congresos Científicos de Chalons, Berna, París, Lisboa y Argel descritos por

      Madrid, Imprenta del Colegio Nacional de Sordo-Mudos y de Ciegos, 1884. 4to. mayor; VIII-438 pp., 1 h. y tres láminas litográficas, una de ellas plegada. Ejemplar con envío autógrafo de del autor. Cubiertas originales salvadas en encuadernación moderna en media tela.

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        Proceedings of the "Proteus" Court of Inquiry on the Greely Relief Expedition of 1883. - 48th Congress, 1st Session

      Washington. GPO. 1884,.. 8vo. [i],310,265p., with 6 folding maps, 7 photographic illustrations on 4 plates, appendix (on the Lady Franklin Bay expedition), proceedings and appendix indexes, rebound in black cloth, paper label, fine thus, rare A.B. 18416. The Proteus and Yantie under Army and Navy command respectively made up the relief expedition of 1883. The Proteus was lost in Kane Basin, and the instructions issued for the undertaking were not altogether followed. These proceedings of the inquiry show the organization, outfitting and general conduct of the expedition, with voluminous documentation in the appendix, covering letters, instructions, and journals relating to the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition.

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        Heidi's Early [Further] Experiences. A story for children and for those who love children

      Gotha: Perthes for W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London,, [c.1884] . 2 volumes, octavo. Original pictorial cloth in contrasting shades of green, spines and front covers blocked in black and gilt, back covers with rules blocked in blind, gilt edges. Housed in a dark green quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Engraved frontispiece, 6 plates. School prize inscription dated Christmas 1905 to front free endpaper of vol. I. Some light rubbing to extremities, front joint of vol. I with short split at foot, cloth generally bright; a little sporadic foxing, short closed tear to upper margin of p. 89/90, vol. I; overall a handsome set in very good condition. First edition in English. Throughout the 1870s Johanna Spyri published stories for adults and children based around her reminiscences of growing up in rural Switzerland. But huge success came in 1880 with Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre, the story of an Alpine orphan girl published by Perthes Gotha, and its sequel in 1881. Perthes issued the stories in England through Swann Sonnenschein circa 1884, and in America as a single volume shortly afterwards. With a succession of print editions and many film and television adaptations, it is now considered one of the cornerstones of children's literature. The first English edition is now of notable rarity, with no copy in the British Library or any other major UK libraries. The only recorded institutional copies are in Allison-Shelley Collection of German literature in translation at Penn State University and Erfurt University library (vol. I only).

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        Study of King's mantle for his painting "King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid

      n.p., ca. 1884. Initially exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 1884. Image 11-1/4 x 7 inches inches, matted, framed and glazed to 20-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches overall. Pencil on paper. . Christian, The Last Romantics, pp. 79 et seq . Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898), was "The most important artist in the later phase of the Pre-Raphelite movement and a figure of enormous influence at home and abroad" (Christian). He was born in Birmingham, the son of a frame-maker; originally planning for a career in the Church, at Oxford "he and his friend William Morris came under the influence of Ruskin and the Pre-Raphelites, and decided to devote themselves to art". Burne-Jones embarked on a distinguished career. For many years he seldom exhibited, relying on the support of devoted patrons, but in 1877 he began exhibiting at London's Grosvenor Gallery; his large paintings "caused a sensation, revealing him as the 'star' of the Grosvenor, a key figure in the Aesthetic Movement, and one of the leading artists of the day...the [peak] of his later career [was] the exhibition of King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid at the Grosvenor in 1884..." During the 1890s he enjoyed an international reputation, "being especially fashionable in Symbolist circles in Paris, where King Cophetua was received with great acclaim at the Exposition Universelle of 1889". He was created a baronet by Queen Victoria in 1894

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        Lee's Map of the Industries of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City, No. 2. Showing the Location of the Public Buildings, Street Car Lines, Hotels, Mills, and other Manufactures

      Pittsburgh: Armor Lith Co., Ltd.. 1884. Near Fine. 1884. Full period color, 26 1/4 x 40 inches, folding into paper covers. Flanking street index, some repairs. By 1884, Pittsburgh had become one of the industrial centers in America, most famously for its great iron and steel works. This map was specifically designed to show all of the manufacturing and industrial factories which lined the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. With vignettes of "City Hall" and "Municipal Hall." This is an accompaniment to "Lee's Map of the Industries of Western Pennsylvania, no. 1, 1884," which is listed in Rumsey as 3213. Rumsey describes that map as an "unusual 'industrial thematic' map" and as a "Regional Atlas/Map," while this example is in a separately issued pocket format. It is probably that both maps were issued in both formats.

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        (Linen-backed Map, Connecticut): Driving Chart of Hartford and Vicinity. 15 Miles around

      New York: Albert A. Hyde & Co., 82 and 84 Nassau St., 1884. Very good, hand colored, linen back chart. Expert verso repair to loose/separated sections with archival long-fiber mulberry paper. This is quite an uncommon chart; the colors remain very bright. The cloth boards are present and currently attached, although the spine is worn and loosening. Only a few copies show in WorldCat. The map image measures 104 x 104 cm (41 x 41 inches), folding into the brown gilt-lettered cloth-covered boards measuring 23 x 23 cm (9 x 9 inches). The cover title on the front board is: Driving Road Chart of the City of Hartford and Vicinity (Fifteen Miles Around). Radial distances from Hartford City Hall are shown, as are rural homeowners names. "Packard, Butler, & Partridge, Photo-Lith. Phila." appears in the right lower margin, just outside the neatline.. Very Good. Map.

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        Allgemeine Grundzuge der Ethnologie. Prolegomena zur Begrundung einer Naturwissenshaftlichen Psychologie auf dem Material des Volkergedankens

      Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1884. 1st ed., 1884. 8vo. xxiv, 144 pp. Original quarter leather binding with marbled papers over boards, printed front paper label. Bastian is remembered as one of the pioneers of the concept of the 'psychic unity of mankind' -- the idea that all humans share a basic mental framework. This became the basis in other guises of 20th century structuralism, and influenced Carl Jung's idea of the collective unconscious. He also argued that the world was divided up into different 'geographical provinces' and that each of these provinces moved through the same stages of evolutionary development. According to Bastian, innovations and culture traits tended not to diffuse across areas. Rather, each province took its unique form as a result of its environment. This approach was part of a larger nineteenth century interest in the 'comparative method' as practiced by anthropologists such as Edward B. Tylor. This is one of his seminal works. Wear along the spine and edges else very good. Very scarce in the first edition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Reminiscencias do Japao.

      Imprensa Mercantil,, Yokohama, 1884 - 8vo. (iv), 84, (ii)pp. 5 hand colored photographs, tipped-in. Bound in marble boards, spine and corners leather, rubbed. Private inscription on fly paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents epigraphiques recueillis dans le nord de l'Arabie

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1884. 4to (290 by 230mm), 64 pages, 57 plates, mostly heliographed, 9 double-page, blue wrappers chipped at extremities, internally fine. Introduction in French, otherwise text in English. Contain in a modern slip case for protection. ''First fruits of Arabia'' (Hogarth, Life of Charles M. Doughty (1928) chapter V), and the first publication in English of any account of Doughty's travels, predating Travels in Arabia Deserta by four years. After his return to Europe, Doughty spent the summer of 1879 near Naples and began seriously to consider the publication of his geographical and epigraphic researches, in England, France or Germany. In November 1880 he wrote a long letter to the German orientalist Sprenger about El-Hejr and the area of Medain Salih, from which Sprenger made a resume, which found its way into the columns of a geographical magazine called Globus (vol. xxxvii (1880) p. 201). Doughty's own longer report, with sketch-maps, translated into German appeared in Globus, volumes xxxix -xli (1881-82) and established ''his priority in the geographical studies by which he set most store'' (Hogarth). Doughty first met the great French orientalist and writer Ernest Renan in late spring 1883, and it was in Paris, after the failure of an attempt to sell his copies of the inscriptions to Berlin (an attempt equally unsuccessful in Paris - ''les copies et estampes d'inscriptions n'ont pas de valeur venale'', as Renan put it), that the results of Doughty's copying of the inscriptions at Medain Salih saw light of day, Renan (amongst others), who wrote the preface, hurrying the publication along in six months so that before the end of August 1884, advance copies were ready. (Doughty had in January 1884 failed to interest Bernard Quaritch in publishing the work.) Sales were very slow, Doughty received 150 free copies but made no money out of the work, and the publication of the inscriptions was almost immediately superseded by the work of Huber and Euting.. True First Edition.

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        The Original Sketches for King Fo, The Lord of Misrule. A Twelfth-Night Story. (Together with first edition)

      (1884). Quarto. (28)ff. A one-of-a-kind album containing the original artwork for the children's book King Fo, The Lord of Misrule, written and illustrated by Robert Dudley. With thirty-five lively and bright pen, ink, and watercolor sketches that incorporate the book's rhyming text, which has been written by hand. Dudley has also added a title page for the album, a bookplate designed for King Fo, and twelve printed sheets of text, which are probably proofs. All are mounted on thick card pages. The album is accompanied by a first-edition copy of the book, published by Thomas De La Rue & Co. One can clearly see the considerable changes that were made between the time the sketches were made and the book's publication, probably for economic reasons. The number of pages was reduced, several of the illustrations were re-configured, and a few of the illustrations were dropped. In addition, some of Dudley's text was altered, probably to fit the new layout. This story of a temperamental monarch who is put in his place by a visiting Japanese conjurer with a large frying pan is said to reflect the growing interest in Orientalism, especially all things Japanese, that occurred in Britain at the time this book was published. Dudley worked as a freelance illustrator and contributed illustrations to many books and other publications. However, he also worked under the famed architect Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt as the superintendent of restoration and monument and the primary draftsman for the Medieval and Renaissance Courts of the Sydenham Crystal Palace. His interests were clearly Medievalist in tendency, but later in life he shared his country's fascination with all things Japanese. The album is bound in red roan with a cross-hatched diamond design on the covers and has been skillfully repaired on its edges. The covers are very slightly rubbed but internally fine and bright. A.e.g.&

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        LA REGENTA.

      Barcelona: Biblioteca Arte y Letras, Imp. Daniel Cortezo, -1885 - 1884 - 2 vol.:(527 p.)(592 p.), ilustraciones entre texto; 21x14cm.- Holandesa tela estampada, lomos reencuadernados en piel actual. Buen estado. Primera edición. Literatura S. XIX [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The N. Z. Referee: A Journal of Sport, Music and the Drama

      Christchurch. Good with no dust jacket. 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very scarce. Complete volume for the first year of publication of this weekly sporting newspaper, from Volume 1, Number 1, (30 May 1884) through to Volume 1, Number 26, (21 November 1884). Although a New Zealand publication, there is also considerable coverage given to the sporting activities of those other colonials across the Tasman Sea, the Australians. Several issues have columns on the progress of the fourth Australian Eleven Cricket team's tour of the UK, making in total a great number of column inches on this subject. Also includes articles on the New Zealand Football Team's tour to Australia; a weekly column "Impressions of Sport in Australia" by Sir Launcelot; a racing column "The Turf in Australia. Our Melbourne Letter (from our own correspondent)"; "The Stage in Victoria"; "Cricket Chat" by Dark Blue; "The New Zealand Footballers in Sydney" from our Auckland correspondent; "Football Facts" by Drop Kick; Cycling; Billiards; Athletics; Hunting; Fishing; The Drama. Includes advertisements. No illustrations. Text printed in three columns. Page dimensions: 425 x 280mm. Contemporary green cloth boards. Binder's ticket on front endpaper: "F. L. & H. J. Davis / Bookbinders / Cathedral Square / Christchurch". Title in gilt on front board: "New Zealand / Referee / Vol. 1. 1884". Some wear and tears to cloth at head and tail of spine. Moderate staining to boards. A couple of 30mm tears to the first leaf. A couple of leaves with large tears. Short tears to margins of some other leaves. Text complete without losses. Sporadic foxing. "The New Zealand Referee" was founded in 1884 by Phineas Selig and Arthur Edward Bird. "Sir Launcelot" was the pen-name of Bird. [Reference: DNZB, online edition, entry on Phineas Selig (1856-1941)]. ; Folio .

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      London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1884. New Edition. Hardcover. Recently and neatly rebacked retaining the original spine with some retouching to spotting on the boards. Very Good to Near Fine. Octavo, bound in original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Robert Browning on the front blank: "Miss Alma Lehmann,/with the affectionate regards/of Robert Browning./Jan. 22. '85." A fine association copy as Alma Lehmann was the daughter of the painter Rudolf Lehmann who created three portraits of Robert Browning. Lehmann's brother, the wealthy ironmaster Frederick Lehmann, was also the purchaser in 1876 of a painting by Browning's son, Pen Browning, titled "The French Abbe Reading, " which was the artist's first major sale.

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        Stray Leaves from Stray Literature. Stories Reconstructed from the Anvari-SoheÔli, Baitl PachIsI, Mahabharata, Pantchatantra, Gulistan, Talmud, Kalewala, etc

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

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Chatto edition

      London: Chatto & Windus. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and darkened with spine repair. Some foxing and marks within. Corners bumped. 1884. First Edition. Red illustrated hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xvi, 438pp + ads. 174 b/w illustrations. First issue with October 1884 catalogue. .

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        A Breezy Day, Outside. [XVII]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, removed from the original mount, very fine condition. 14 5/16 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. A Breezy Day, Outside depicts, from left to right, the schooners Columbia, Sappho and Palmer. Columbia was built by Van Deysen in 1871, Palmer built by Byerly and Sons in 1865 and the most noteworthy, Sappho built by Poillon Brothers in 1867. The schooner Sappho famously made a run of 318 miles in sixteen days, three hours and twenty six minutes, one of her four victories in international races. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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        A Place to Be. Words and Images by Eugenie Torgerson

      Niles, MI. 2010. Unique artist&#39;s book, the first of two in a series, comprising lidded outer box with inner, removable open box, visible through small window, inner box with five accordion books with poems and digitally-printed photograph and collaged photograph images, plus another interior box containing single accordion book tied with leather casing containing digitally-printed photograph images with text from 1884 diary entries made by John David Shortess, great-grandfather of the artist, as a young circuit preacher in central Pennsylvania, all images and text except that of John Shortess by the artist / author, Eugenie Torgerson, who has signed the piece on the bottom of the footed stand on which the large outer box sits. She has also signed four of the five books contained in the first box. & Components: Footed stand: 7.25 x 7.25 x 2 inches; painted pine board, ball feet, binder&#39;s board and terracotta colored bookcloth. Lidded outer box: 7.5 x 7.5 x 8 inches; original photographs by the artist printed on Epson Premium Presentation Matte paper and presented under TruVue non-reflective glass with "frames" of various black, pale blue, and gold Asian papers over binder&#39;s board, bookcloth, trimmed with various brass decorative elements, against a ground of brown cloth over boards, with lid of lime green and terracotta cloth over boards with two different papers both of lime green on the bottom and black, blue and gold with glass panel in center allowing a view of the inner boxes and books, the glass surrounded by rubbed brass nails. Open inner box: 6 x 6 x 6 inches made of black bookcloth over binders board and terracotta silk cords, terracotta cloth over boards base. Four accordion books: 5 x 5.5 x .25 inches containing 12 pages each, hand-sewn accordion style binding, with boards covered in various Asian papers, endpapers of Stonehenge paper coated with shellac. Small inner box with lid: 5.5 x 3.5 x 4.25 inches, black bookcloth over boards, terracotta cloth on bottom, lid of terracotta and lime green cloth over boards with black and gold Asian paper on reverse of lid with title, artist and date, printed in black on lime green paper label, brass decorative trim and wood knob. John David&#39;s accordion book: 5.5 x 3.5 x .75 inches; 22pp; bound accordion style with green printable fabric bookcloth reproducing image of original "Standard Diary" used by Ms. Torgerson&#39;s great-grandfather. Photographic image of very rural landscape with white house on the last page following the end of the text, printed digitally on Stonehenge, enhanced with pastel and sealed with polymer varnish. The text reads, "Today we got things pretty well fixed up. I feel good at home. I like it here right well. It is a very hardy house and a very pleasant place to live." On the reverse are printed copies of some daily journal entries over photographs of mountains and fields. The book is held together with a green leather and black cord and black button sewn to the leather. & Ms. Torgerson notes that her great- grandfather&#39;s diary gives accounts of his daily activities but rarely mentions how he feels about things. The text used on the reverse of his day book, starting "Today..." is as close as he comes to a personal revelation.& Ms. Torgerson&#39;s own verse, as printed in the five books housed in the large open box - J.D. Shortess text in the small, closed box - is as open as the box that houses it. Haunting collaged images of faces over prairie landscape, stone walls built by hand as the land was cleared, rivers through virgin landscape, one white house lovingly built by the first homesteaders, are interspersed with the text pages that refer to an earlier time when pioneers left the confines of the city for open land - or does it? Is every life a new construct? & Ms. Torgerson&#39;s verse and images are at once a paean to her pioneering ancestors as well as musings on the life lived by us all. Her use of boxes - with glass lid or open or closed - provides the perfect vehicle to explore her images and text. The beauty of the images and the probing text compel the reader / viewer forward, asking us to explore further. She has constructed a beautiful book and book object and, in so doing, enables us to participate in the "taming of the wilderness" that was the American frontier. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Autograph Manuscript Note Signed by Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld referring to potential rescue mission in polar waters

      1884. One Original Signed Note by A. E. Nordenskiold, 1884. Signed in the original by A. E. Nordenskiold, the letter is a plea for assistance for Alexander Sibirikov, whom is believed to be trapped in ice, along with his Scandinavian companions, at the mouth of the Yenisei River, in the Kara Sea in the Arctic ocean in northern Russia. The ship was evidently being commanded by Captain Hans Christian Johansen. Nordenskiöld goes on to explain that a search mission will be undertaken by Alexander&#39;s brother Konstantin (a Siberian goldmine magnate) in order to ascertain the facts, and furthermore, that the steamship named &#39;Nordenskiöld&#39; was positioned in the Sea of Japan, ready to be dispatched for rescue if necessary. 8vo. Single-leaf printed Russian stationery. Manuscript note written in Swedish to recto only, undated. Leaf measures approximately 20cm x 13cm (8 inches x 5 inches). Very good condition. From the estate of Frédéric Dué, Swedish ambassador to St. Petersburg at the time. Fridtjof Nansen made reference to this journey later in "Through Siberia, The Land of the Future" published 1914. ".... Captain Hans Christian Johansen, who knew these waters from many previous voyages.... In the years 1883 and 1884 he commanded Sibiriakov&#39;s steamer Nordenskiold, and was to have taken her to the Yenisei estuary; but unfavourable ice conditions and other things prevented him." Together with a commemorative biographical sketch of the renowned scientist and polar explorer, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, on the centenary anniversary of his Founder&#39;s Medal, received in 1868 for accomplishments in Polar research. 8vo. Original wrappers, 21 pages including illustration, authored by George Kish, contained in a complete issue of the Geographical Journal published in 1968, near fine condition. Excerpt from the text: "The two Yenisei expeditions of 1875 and 1876 left no doubt as to the navigability of the Kara Sea. In the memorandum that Nordenskiöld prepared for the Sewdish Government, and for his sponsors Dickson and Sibiriakov, he expressed his conviction that a trip through the entire North-east Passage was feasible, if undertaken by a steam-ship that had been equipped for navigation among ice. In a single paragraph, he summed up the programme..." In 1875, Nordenskiôld also ascended the Yenisei River and navigated parts of the Kara Sea, in a modest vessel, and also explorerd Novaya Zemlya in Siberia, with the aim of discovering the long-sought Northeast Passage. A second expedition in 1876 would confirm his claims of a navigable route, and finally in 1878, Nordenskiöld was indeed the first the cross the Northeast Passage. . Signed.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer&#39;s Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Early issued, mixed state. Handsomely rebound in three quarter leather and silk with portions of the original pictorial green cloth bound in back (spine and front board). Top edge gilt. Light shelf wear, Corners opened. Contents sound. Closed tear page 43 bottom edge. Octavo. 366 pages. With 174 illustrations in text. ...... Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL&#39;s point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL&#39;s point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL) All present. Early issued, mixed state. Octavo. 366 pages. With 174 illustrations in text. Handsomely rebound in three quarter leather and silk with portions of the original pictorial green cloth bound in back (spine and front board). Top edge gilt. Light shelf wear, Corners opened. Contents sound. ..Additional First Edition Points: The printer is believed to have assembled copies haphazardly; bibliographers do not yet agree as to the priority of many points. .. This copy contains the following points of bibliographical interest: Those present or not are noted: 1) Title Page is a cancel. No. (Can&#39;t tell due to rebinding?) 2) Title Page has 1884 Copyright on verso. 3)The Heading for Chapter 6 on the first Contents page reads "decided" (later corrected to "Decides." 4) "Him and another man" listed incorrectly at page 88 (on the Illustrations list on page 13). 5) On page 57, eleven (11) lines from the bottom it reads: "with the was" which was later changed to with the saw. 6) Below the Frontispiece bust of Twain, the Tablecloth is not visible underneath. 7) Below the Frontispiece bust of Twain, the "Heliotype Printing Co." imprint is present. 8) Yes. Signature mark "11" is missing on page 161. 9)? Page 283 is a cancel sheet. (Can&#39;t tell due to rebinding?) 10) Yes. On page 143 the "l" (L) is missing in "Col" that is part of the Illustration at the top line of text. 11) Final leaf is a blank. No, May have been removed in rebinding 12) Yes. On page 143, line 7 with a Broken "b." 13) On page 155, the second "5" is in a different font and in an off balance position. (there is no second 5 of the "155") 14) p.283 : fly redone...Additional photographs available. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1885. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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