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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Tom Coleman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        1. L'Histoire de Don Quichotte de La Manche.

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

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        The Book of the Sword

      Chatto and Windus, London 1884 - 4to - over 9 3/4 - 12" tall. xl, 299 pp, illustrated with line drawings, in original cloth binding with images of two swords on the front board. Spine darkened, rear hinge weak, otherwise sound and very good. One of Burton's scarcer works, tracing the development of the sword and related weapons from prehistoric times through the Roman Empire. Burton, who had hoped to write two additional volumes, opined that "the history of the sword is the history of humanity." Penzer 107-108; Casada 27. Provenance: From the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James Casada. Bookplate of Walter L. Nash on the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE. Part I. THE CAPTAIN OF THE GUIDARA

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

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

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

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        Parrots in captivity

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

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        PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY, 3 VOLUMES

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

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        PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY

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

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        Parrots in Captivity, 3 volumes, complete

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

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        Parrots in Captivity, complete in 3 volumes

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

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        The Magazine of Art

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

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

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

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        The Rape of Florida

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

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        Under Minot's Ledge Light [XIX]

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

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

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

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        AN OLD MAN'S LOVE

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed in full regarding financial matters

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

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

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

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        The Book of the Sword

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall xl, 299 pp, illustrated with line drawings, in original cloth binding with images of two swords on the front board. Spine darkened, rear hinge weak, otherwise sound and very good. One of Burton&#39;s scarcer works, tracing the development of the sword and related weapons from prehistoric times through the Roman Empire. Burton, who had hoped to write two additional volumes, opined that "the history of the sword is the history of humanity." Penzer 107-108; Casada 27. Provenance: From the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James Casada. Bookplate of Walter L. Nash on the front pastedown.

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        Text-Book of Seamanship. The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail or Steam - For the Use of the United States Naval Academy (SIGNED BY AND FORMERLY OWNED BY REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM DUGALD MACDOUGALL - ALSO OWNED BY HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER LESLIE T. WHITE)

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

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        L'Art Antique de la Perse.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        LE LIVRE DE DEMAIN

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

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        Geschichte von Stadt und Stift Buchau samt dem stiftischen Dorfe Kappel

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

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

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

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        RAMONA

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

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