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        Our Seamarks: A Plain Account of the Lighthouses, Lightships, Beacons, Buoys, and Fog-Signals Maintained on our Coasts for the Guidance of Mariners

      London Longman's Green & Co 1884. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine faded. Light foxing to eps. Small tear at fold of map with no impact on main illustration. Some columnar pencil notation. Book-plate on paste-down of Royal Forth Yacht Club with embossed stamp on title page. Contents tight First Edition Blue hardback embossed cloth cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 192pp. 8 full page plates, 34 woodcuts and one large fold out coloured map.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The Ruin of Zululand An Account of the British Doings in Zululand Since The Invasion of 1879. In Two Volumes

      William Ridgway, London 1884 - 8vo. 2 vols. 380 pp. 513 pp. c+p 2 port frontis, foredges lightly foxed and browned, some foxing to prelims and end papers otherwise light uniform browning, very good in original maroon cloth gilt, extremities rubbed, spine and extremities of boards sunned, partial fading on upper boards (from bookends) top and tail spine worn, corners lightly bumped and rubbed, 1" tear to cloth along lower hinge at top of spine on volume 1, good plus. further images on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia genealogica delle famiglie illustri italiane.

      Subject: (Araldica). Firenze, Ulisse Diligenti, (1884) due volumi in-4 legature in mezza pelle moderna rossa con impress. ai dorsi, pp. nn. (alcune centinaia) con due frontespizi xilogr. col. a mano e 147 bellissime tavole in xilografia a piena pagina pure colorate a mano e raffiguranti stemmi nobiliari. Vol. I : Accursi - Aiossa - Alberti - Altemps - Andreoli - Angelini - Ansidei - Astengo - Avignonesi - Baccani - Baldi - Baldini - Bandini Piccolomini - Barbarigo - Barberini - Bargagli - Bartolommei - Baviera - Belforti - Bellini - Benini - Benvenuti - Berardi - Bernardi - Bernardini - Bertolli - Bertolotti Sequi - Bianchini - Bofondi - Bonaparte - Borromeo - Boselli - Bracci - Brunamonti - Bruschetti - Bufalini - Bulgarini - Cambi Importuni - Candida gi? Filangieri - Caracciolo - Carcani - Carranza - Cassibile - Cavalcab? - Cavaniglia - Celesia - Cerretani - Cesarini - Cilleni Nepis - Ciofi - Cirino - Cito - Cittadella Vigodarzere - Colocci - Corsini - Costanzo - Crisolini - D'Ancora - da Barberino - dal Pozzo Della Cisterna - de Bianchi - de Blasio - de Cillis - de Ferrariis - de Fornari - degli Oddi - della Chiesa - della Corte - di Marsciano - Donati - Donnini Alfani - Doria - Fabiani Beni - Fanelli Poli - Farrattini - Ferrari - Ferri - Filangeri - Franciarini - Frescobaldi - Francica Nava - Gabrielli - Gai - Galilei - Galli Tassi - Gambarini - Gandolfi. Vol. II : Gherardi - Ginori - Giudici - Grazioli - Grio - Lenzoni - Luzzi - Malaspina - Malavolti - Mancini - Manfrin - Marincola - Mastai Ferretti - Medici - Medici Tornaquinci - Meli Lupi - Memmi - Mieli - Migliorati - Miniati - Morpurgo - Nobili-Vitelleschi - Orsini - Padiglione - Palizzolo - Pallavicini - Pannilini - Passerini - Pecori - Pecori Giraldi - Pedicini - Piccolomini - Pierazzi - Pieri - Piscicelli Taeggi - Pocci - Pongileoni - Puccini - Ranieri - Ridolfi - Rinuccini - San Felice - San Martino Ramondetto - Saracinelli - Sarri - Scarampi - Schneiderff - Sermattei Della Genga - Servadio - Stagno - Tarugi - Torlonia - Torriani - Trinci - Vaj - Varano - Venuti - Visone - Zappi - Zarini - Zucchi.

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        Libeccio (Maremma). Ricordo ai Componenti la Società d'Incoraggiamento delle Belle Arti in Firenze

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

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

      London: T. Fisher Unwin. Good; 8.5 x 5.5 Hardback in Good condition. Edgewear and bumped corners. . Minor damage to hinges. Former owner's names on front free end-paper.. 1884. Hardcover. Illustrated by 1 color plate, 10 black and white, map; GWO 2735. Scarce. One of the first English language books on Oriental Rugs.; 1; 75 pp. .

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        Over the Cape May Course

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card. Very good condition apart from a 3/4" loss in the right margin. 14 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. (of mount) 20 5/8 x 26 3/4 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. Over the Cape May Course depicts a tense moment during the Regatta of 1873 in which the schooners Clio, Enchantress, Dreadnaught, the working schooners Sharpshooter and Reindeer, and the pilotboat Negus race neck and neck down the Cape May Course, south of the Jersey shallows. Beginning off Owl's Head, New York Harbour, continuing around the lightship in the Five Fathoms Bank off Cape May, New Jersey, and finishing at the Sandy Hook lightship, the Regatta was a spirited 300 mile race from which the Enchantress emerged victorious. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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        Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Vol. I (1884) - LXVII (1951) - jeweils Fasc. 1 - 12 gebunden in 60 Bänden),

      Ex Typographia "Editrice-Industriale"/ Curia Generalis; 1884 - 1951. - je Band ca. 300 Seiten (Fasc. 1 - 12); Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt; Orig.Halbleder - teilweise berieben; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 60 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; in ITALIENISCHER Sprache!! Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen Bände!! Sprache: it Gewicht in Gramm: 60000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Boston: Printed for Houghton, Mifflin and Company, n.d. (1884)., 1884. Folio size Vedder Illustrated Edition (41 x 5 cm). Publisher's dark brown cloth elaborately decorated and titled in gilt to upper cover and spine, top edge gilt; decorative end papers to paste downs, plain grey to flyleaf. In its original light grey pictorial dust jacket, repeating the design from the book in dark blue and white to spine and upper. 64 thick board sheets on guards of which 56 with illustrations and text; an introduction to Omar Khayyam and Notes on the Text, both taken from Fitzgerald's version of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, fill the other pages. The book is splendid: a sound and bright copy with only a slight bumping to corners and a little rubbing to spine ends. The bright dust jacket is frayed along extremities with a few small closed tears and nicks; a little spotting to back panel. A remarkable example.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        F.

      Ordbok öfver svenska medeltids-språket. 1-2:2 + supplement 1-2. Lund, 1884-1973. Stor 8:o. (4),+ X,+ 831; (2),+ 694,+ (2),+ 695-1347; (2),+ 592; (9),+ 593-1149 s. Del 1-4 i något nötta uniforma bruna hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar (Levins bokbinderi), femte delen i senare kbd, dock uniform med de övriga. Fem volymer. Från Nordiska seminariet i Uppsala, med dess stämpel och med "Nord. Sem." i guld på ryggarna, samt utgallringsstämpel. Supplementdelarna är utgivna av Walter Åkerlund, Elias Wessén och Karl Gustav Ljunggren 1925-73

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        Van Wort's Travels in Asia and Africa

      Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago and New York 1884 - The 1884 1st edition of this exotic travelogue thru late 19th century Asia and Africa. VG in its wonderful pictorial panels, with light fraying at the spine ends and edges. Inner hinges tender but still very sturdy. Octavo, 314 pgs. Well over a hundred high-quality engravings complement the text at virtually every other page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Works:] Jane Eyre; Shirley; Villette; The Professor...to which are added The Poems; Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; and The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Mrs Gaskell

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1884-5. 7 volumes, octavo (173 × 112 mm). Contemporary ten half calf, spines elaborately gilt in compartments with two ten morocco labels to each, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece to volume 7. Edinburgh bookseller's ticket to volume 1. Spines a little sunned but the gilt still bright, partial fading to three boards in the set, occasional minor rubbing, hinges starting in volumes 1 and 3 but holding fine, slight staining to the page edges at the top corner but internally clean; a very good set. An attractive set of the works of the Brontë sisters, in handsome contemporary bindings. Smith, Elder, & Co. were the original publishers of Jane Eyre, the novel which made the younger Smith's reputation almost overnight in 1847, and changed the direction of the firm toward the literary output for which it was famous during the latter 19th-century.

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        Freemasonry: its outward and visible signs, a description of the jewels, clothing & furniture, for all degrees

      SPENCER'S MASONIC DEPOT 1884 - Contains 20 color plates. General shelf wear, cover is well rubbed, lightly sunned at edges, corners frayed, first few pages up to preface are detached but present, page 81 is loose but present & pink highlighting, page 71 & 74 have small pen markings, some red underlining and highlighting throughout text, previous owners address stamp on front and back endpapers, good binding DATE PUBLISHED: 1884 EDITION: 3RD REVISED 127 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The PRINCESS NOBODY

      Longmans Green & Co., London 1884 - EXTREMELY FRAGILE & RARE -- LANG'S BEST!! .Inspired by William Allington's 1869 "IN FAIRYLAND" ANDREW LANG'S MOST RARE & MUCH SOUGHT AFTER WORK, with Richard Doyle's Incomparable Fairy Art Work -- Graceful, Yet endearingly Cherub-like! ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FAIRY BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED !! ANDREW LANG'S RARE ORIGINAL, FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING! The PRINCESS NOBODY, A Tale of Fairyland, Published in London by Longmans Green & Co. in 1884, New York Edition Printed by Edmund Evans, with Glazed Color Pictorial Boards. VERY Attractive, with only light edge and corner wear, strong. First Printing, in Above Average Condition, Complete in 56 pages plus both front & rear end papers! A Delicate Book, Rarely found Complete, including original illustrated end papers, with no missing parts or pieces. Only real flaw is that, as is almost always the case with this book, there are 2 double page chromo illustrations with some chromo-to-chromo stuck together areas near the spine edges, as can be seen in the images. 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". VERY CLEAN, NO FOXING! Truly Scarce collaboration between Richard Doyle, with his Classic Color Fairy Plates first done in 1869 for "IN FAIRYLAND" from the same publishers, and Andrew Lang. These wonderful pictures done by Doyle were irresistible to Lang and he wrote a new story that used the same images and creatures. 56 pages, with 25 color illustrations (2 double-paged, thus the 27 color pages total, shown in scans) and 31 sepia illustrations. Lovely 888 Gift Inscription on front blank page, otherwise No Marks or Coloring NO DAMAGE! GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING -- Oh SO RARE!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tre contadini in conversazione

      - Litografia a penna stampata su carta Cina color salvia, mm.315x210, applicata all'origine su foglio color crema di mm.335x500. Firmata in basso a sinistra sulla pietra. Tratta dalla serie "Venti ricordi dal vero", pubblicata nel 1884 dalla Cromolito Pistoiese. La tiratura "senza dubbio fu di pochissimi esemplari" (Baboni, p. 56). Ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        Map of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R. Leased Lines and Connections

      Chicago: Poole Bros., 1884. unbound. near fine. Map. Duotone lithograph. Image measures 15.75" x 33". Fantastic map of the American west, from Kansas City to the Californian coast, highlighting the extensive railroad networks and stations in between. Shows in fantastic detail topography, place names, military forts, ranches, Native American tribes and reservations, and geographical elements. Railroad lines include Mexican Central, Sonora, Southern Pacific, Atlantic Pacific, Central Pacific, Rio Grande and Santa Fe. An inset shows Baja California and Mexico. In excellent condition.

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        Historia de las Universidades, Colegios y Demás Establecimientos de Enseñanza en España. 3 Tomos.

      Imp. Viuda e Hija de Fuentenebro. 1884 - 1885 - 1887., Madrid. - 368 págs + 631 págs + 420 págs. Obra en 3 tomos. Encuadernación castigada con roces, pequeños rotos y puntos de óxido. El tomo III con la portada suelta,intonso, interior con algún punto de óxido pero en buen estado En los 3 tomos el papel conserva sus barbas en los cantos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA LUCES DE BOHEMIA]
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        Lessing's Werke

      Berlin - G. Grote'sche, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An impressive and scarceillustrated set of the works of influentialEnlightenment writer and philosopher Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. These works are in the original German. This is an first illustrated edition, and the third revised edition of the works. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, 1729 1781, was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm, although pages 669-678 of Volume 1 are detachedbut included. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild rubbing and edge wear, with small labels to the spines. Internally the pages have slight browning to the edges, and the occasional spot, most prominent to the first and last few pages. Volume 1 and 4have mild browning to the page edges. With small closed tears to the top margins of pages 299-310 of volume 8 that do not affect the text. There is an ink signature on the half titles. Overall the condition is very good..

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. Tom Sawyer's Comrade. Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty years ago. With 174 illustrations

      Chatto & Windus. Piccadilly. London. 1884. FIRST EDITION. First issue. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.4 inches). A fine, crisp and clean copy. Finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Gilt ruling, lettering and decorations to compartments. Black leather title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. The earliest state of the publishers 32pp adverts, dated October 1884, at the back. Original publishers decorative front board has been bound in at the rear. A fine copy of the true first edition of this classic book. The London edition precedes the American edition.

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        Mount Desert and adjacent Islands embracing the Towns of Eden, Mount Desert, Tremont and Cranberry Isles Hancock County, Maine

      George N. Colby & Co., 1884. unbound. very good(+). Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 24.5" x 15". Beautiful double page map of Mount Desert Island and its environs in southern Maine. Details topographical features, towns, landowners, major routes and waterways. An inset shows the coast along Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard and Scarborough. Maps of Casco Bay, the Timber Lands, Freeport Village, Saccarappa and Cumberland Mills on verso. In excellent condition with light scattered foxing. Published in "Atlas of the State of Maine".

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        The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States

      Wash., 1884-1887.. This is a complete set of 5 sections in 7 volumes of the most comprehensive history and description of the commercial fishing industry in the U.S. A made-up set of volumes from various sources, all in original cloth bindings, with varying degrees of cover wear. It may look a little uneven outside, but it?s a thing of beauty inside. Occupying about 16 inches of shelf space, it is remarkably detailed, covering natural history, technology, geography, even the sociology of the fishermen and their occupation. Section I has an atlas of natural history illustrations and Section V has an atlas of illustrations of methods and technology. Other volumes are illustrated with full page plates and maps. A necessary reference work for anyone interested in 19th century American fisheries. It has never been reprinted in its entirety, and is difficult to find as a set. All contents VG in original cloth bindings. 7 vols.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan, 1884. hardcover. near fine. 2 volumes. 192 pages with 42 woodcut illustrations by John Tenniel & 224 pages with 50 illustrations by Tenniel. 12mo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 blue crushed morocco, ornately gilt spines (lightly faded), t.e.g. London: Macmillan, 1884, 1873. Near fine.

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        Lettre autographe signée.

      Avignon, 11. IX. 1884. - 4p in-12 (70 lignes environ). Longue lettre adressée à son cher Carl Cisvens (Charles Vincens), dans laquelle il lui annonce d'abord "un petit colis que c'est comme un bouquet de fleurs. Il n'y manque qu'un pissenlit". Roumanille n'a plus qu'un exemplaire du livre demandé, défectueux, et ne veux donc pas envoyer celui-ci mais en trouver un autre [il doit s'agir du livre dont Roumanille parle dans sa lette du 5 novembre]. "Il est essentiel que notre Zola en vers vous arrive, un tantinet expurgé, mais non mutilé". La deuxième partie de la lettre concerne son fils. La dernière page concerne l'Académie [de Marseille]. Charles Vincens a fait certaines confidences à Roumanille au sujet de l'Académie, dont il ne dira rien, "l'académie y perdrait trop". Il a aussi reçu le discours de réception de Vincens. "Le petit oiseau vous pieuto[?] ses saluts les plus affectueux". - Petite déchirure au pli du papier.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Book of the Sword

      London, Chatto and Windus,, 1884. Large octavo. Bound in recent full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rasied bands, original cloth used on pastedowns. With numerous illustrations throughout the text. A beautifully bound copy in fine condition. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chansons de France pour les petits Français.

      PLON-NOURRIT 1884 - Avec accompagnements de Weckerlin. Illustrations de Maurice BOUTET DE MONVEL. Paris, Plon-Nourrit & Cie, 1884, in-4 oblong, toile rouge éditeur illustrée de marguerites et de chardons dorés, tranches bleues, 48 pp. Deuxième album de chansons présentant 24 comptines dont "La pêche des moules", "Gentil Coq'licot", "Le Roi Dagobert", "Cadet Roussele" . Belle esthétique des couleurs, grand sens du dessin avec la "ligne claire" qui prédomine et dont le trait sobre confère au dessin une certaine élégance. Les petits personnages de Maurice BOUTET de MONVEL évoluent dans des frises,formant des ribambelles, encadrant les partitions et les paroles des chansons. (Le Livre de Jeunesse et d'Enfance en France, pp.329). Maurice BOUTET de MONVEL travaille ici la représentation en s'inspirant des théâtres d'enfants et se sert de la frise comme d'un élément décoratif. Le sommaire est encadré par une scène de pantomime musicale.L'image encadre le texte et Maurice BOUTET de MONVEL n'hésite pas à faire piètiner ses petits personnages la ligne horizontale qui sépare le texte et l'image.Très bel exemplaire malgré une couverture légèrement défraîchie, usée et salie, un cordon détaché mais conservé, pliures à la page de garde supérieure. Livres

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        History of Rome, and of the Roman People, from Its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians and Fall of the Empire (Sixteen Volume Complete Set)

      Boston: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat. 1884-1887. Edition de Grand Luxe. Hardcover. Very Good. Edition de Grand Luxe, 1/250 copies, this no. 211, 16 volumes, hardcover, 1884-1887, each volume approx. 300pp., heavily illustrated in color and b&w. Books VG/VG+ with mild wear and general soil to rebound red buckram boards, handsome gilt titles to spines, bindings tight, foxing to top edge of text blocks, previous owner's plates to front pastedowns of each volume, only one volume (IV, section 2) showing underlining in red pencil, otherwise texts clean and unmarked with some mild toning throughout. No DJs. Printed on Imperial Japanese vellum paper. THIS LARGE, HEAVY SET WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES.

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

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

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        JAPAN: TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES UNDERTAKEN AT THE COST OF THE PRUSSIAN GOVERNMENT. By J.J.Rein, Professor of Geography in Marburg. Translated from the German. With twenty illustrations and two maps.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton 1884 - Large 8vo., 10 x 7 inches. Frontis. + xi + [1] + 543 + [1] pp. [6], B-MM8. Illustrated with 5 maps and plans, including two large folding maps at rear, 4 wood engravings in the text and 8 full page plates, including frontispiece, 5 original photographs mounted on card and 2 additional coloured wood engravings in Japanese style pasted on front free endpaper. Binding recased with original black cloth, gilt with coloured decorations of Japanese lanterns and line patterns on spine and front boards. Plate at p.323 repaired in the margin and both folding maps at rear repaired. Hand cut pages. Bookplate inside front paste down and British Council bookplate on front endpaper. The first English edition of a comprehensive study of Japan, commissioned by the government of Prussia and carried out in 1874-75. It covers the physiography, including flora and fauna, with an account of the Japanese people, including ethnography, and the topography of Japan, a detailed survey of the provinces and districts. This massive work, first published in German in 1881, was the sole responsibility of Johannes Justus Rein (1835-1918), Professor of Geography at the University of Marburg, 1876-83 and at the University of Bonn, 1883-1910. Rein's second volume, 'The Industries of Japan', was published in German in 1886 and in English in 1889. A work of primary importance for the development of western understanding of the newly industrialising Empire of Japan. TRAVEL JAPAN TRAVEL

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        The Dewy Morn. A Novel

      London: Richard Bentley, 1884. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. [ii], 296; [ii, 328] pp. Three quarters blue morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. Slighest foxing to title leaf, else Fine. Sadleir 1306; Wolff 3616

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        Tales of Three Cities

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1884. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, sides bordered with a blind rule, with 2 pages of advertisements at the rear. Spine a touch rolled and the cloth faintly crinkled, corner's nicked, endpapers lightly foxed, a few hinges cracked but on the whole fresh and sound. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Manet

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Bazire, Edmond, Illustrated by Manet. Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. First Edition. 150pp with impressions of the two Manet etchings Odalesque couchée (Harris 56) and La Convalescente (Harris 85), an etched portrait of Manet by Guerard (frontispiece) and Port de Bordeaux by Gerard after Manet, with other illustrations and photogravures and a facsimile of a letter by Manet. Published the year after Manet's death (1883), an important work, in French, and the only source of the two etchings.

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        Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World : Being Personal Narratives of Attempts to Reach The North and South Poles : and of an Open-Boat Expedition up the Wellington Channel in Search of Sir John Franklin etc.,

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington 1884. FIRST EDITION. 2 Volumes. Hardback. Size 10 x 6.5 x 2 inches. Original blue cloth with Porthole , Anchor & Chain design and Gilt titles. Vol. 1 432 pages, Vol. 2 412 pages including Index. Illustrated with numerous Lithographs from the author's sketches including 4 large folded panoramas. Maps, one of which is badly torn. Frontispiece of the author to each volume. Covers are bumped at the edges and frayed at the top & tail of the spine. Good with no foxing. Excellent illustrations. McCormick was awarded the Arctic Medal in 1857.

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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. In Six Volumes

      Boston and New York: David D. Nickerson & Co.. 1884. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Undated, ca. 1884. Exceptional, near fine six volume set (complete) in fine unsigned binding, teal blue morocco leather over marbled boards, raised spine bands, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, title pages in red and black, volumes about eight inches tall. Illustrated with black and white plates, some with tissue protectors captioned in red. The set looks and feels new and unread, with only some very subtle spine fading, very firm bindings, clean pages, no names or other markings.

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        Il Duello Nella Dottrina e Nella Giurisprudenza: Studio sui Progetti

      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 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Original publisher wrappers, spine reinforced. Light soiling and minor edgewear, some toning and occasional light foxing to text. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. A thorough study of duelling as practiced in the Italian states. It begins with a historical review of duelling 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. OCLC locates 3 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Harvard). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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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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