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        Psychiatrie. Klinik der Erkrankungen des Vorderhirns begründet auf dessen Bau, Leistung u. Ernährung. Erste Hälfte (all publ.)

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1884, 8, X, 288 pp., 64 Holzschnitte, 1 farb. lith. Tafel, Halbleinenband der Zeit. First Edition. Theodor Meynert (1833-1892), professor of neurology and psychiatry in Vienna, was considered the greatest brain anatomist in Europe. "In the history of Neurology and psychiatry Th. Meynert stands out as an phrophet of things to come. He inspired the work of Flechsig, Wernicke, and Forel, and he left his mark on Freud's thought. Thanks to Meynert the Vienna School came to rival the Salpêtrière and Queen Square: to him we owe some of the current dynamic concepts in neurology and psychiatry." Haymaker-Schiller He belonged to the German somatist school of psychiatry, which folled Griesinger's dictum that all psychic diseases were brain diseases. He is considered by some the Father of the architectonics of the brain. His work on psychiatry (a term he later rejected) consists of a brillant study of the anatzomy, functions and diseases of the forebrain. "Wir verdanken Meynert mehr Entdeckungen in der feineren Anatomie des Gehirns als irgend einem anderen Forscher" Dölken Garrison & Morton No.4942 Norman No.1506 Haymaker-Schiller, pp.57ff. Bibl. Walleriana 6543

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Illustrations, First English edition, later issue (publisher's ads dated November 1887), 8vo., original red cloth blocked in gilt and black, London, Chatto and Windus.

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        Flatland. A romance of many dimensions.

      Seeley & Co. 1884. Square 8vo. Nineteenth century maroon morocco prize binding of St Olave's Grammar School, with gilt crest to upper board, gilt foliate borders to sides, spine with gilt lettering, with original parchment wrapper bound in, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, in custom made black slipcase; pp. xvi + 102, text illustrations; with ALS from the author to R H Hutton, editor of The Spectator, and an ALS from Hutton to W. Parker Smith, a reviewer; prize bookplate of St Olave's Grammar School to front pastedown, very good. Second edition, published the same year as the first. The book was, bafflingly, issued with an extremely fragile parchment wrapper which is now badly damaged in almost all cases. Here it has been beautifully preserved by being rebound not long after publication. Abbott's mathematical fantasy based in a two dimensional world, part science fiction and part satire, is now considered in the same class as Lewis Carroll's work. The narrator, A Square, leads us on a tour of life in a completely flat society which considers the idea of a third dimension to be heretical. The arrival of a sphere causes terrible consternation. The book's author, the theologian and schoolmaster Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), was uncertain of its attractions, as we see from his letter, dated October 1884, to R.H. Hutton. Abbott is asking for a review in The Spectator in the most diffident possible manner: "Dear Mr Hutton I am taking the liberty of sending you a little book called 'Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions' - the anonymous offspring of the leisure of two very short holidays. I believe it to be original, but am less certain that I have made it interesting to others than mathematicians; and I am therefore anxious that its nameless condition may not prevent it from ever having a fair chance with the very busy and somewhat hasty world of modern readers. If you have no time to read it, I cannot be surprised; or if, after reading it, you find that it is hardly of an interest broad enough to justify your introducing it to the reading world - I shall acquiesce. But in any case I do not like to give up the chance of yr. reading it: and that must be the excuse for this venturesome letter." Abbott's venturesome letter bore fruit, as the second letter, on Spectator headed notepaper and dated 1st November 1884, shows. Hutton writes to W. Parker Smith, a mathematician, requesting that he reviews the work as it is more his 'line of country'. A substantial review appeared in The Spectator on the 29th November: "Strange are the tales of travelers, decisive the effect of experience upon previous speculations, and marvelously appropriate the morals brought home from outlandish quarters. Such are the reflections suggested by the attractive little book now before us. It tells of a region more unfamiliar than that of giants or pygmies, of anthropophagi, or men whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders. It throws a light on the question of the nature of space, which will be eagerly welcomed by seekers after a Fourth Dimension; and it proves that the institutions and failings of the race which inhabits the strangest countries bear a curiously perverted resemblance to those of our own... The book has obviously been a source of much pleasure to the writer, and may be safely recommended to any mathematician fond of paradox. It is very pleasantly got-up in paper, print, and cover. Much of it will also be read with amusement, as satire, by those who do not appreciate its scientific bearing, or as pure nonsense by those who are not searching for satire."

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        Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Je me mets à faire des compliments ! C'est grave ! »

      Autographed letter-card from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 16 lines in black ink on a letterhead "GM 83, rue Dulong", envelope attached.Maupassant replied to his correspondent that he was trying to see: " Yes, certainly, madam, I was even going to go there, always about five o'clock, for Madame Pasca told me that you never came home sooner. Alix-Marie Pasquier, known as Madame Pasca, was a member of the Comedie Francaise, a very close friend of Maupassant and close to Flaubert, accustomed to the Countess Potocka's salon.Further on, he recalled his recurring boredom: " I warn you that the Reverend Father is not in vain of gaiety. I am bored in an abominable, unbelievable way. Shortly before the writing of this letter (around September-October 1880), Maupassant had traveled to Corsica where he went to see Father Didon, whom he had met via Flaubert. Ecclesiastical mundane, the religious had just been exiled in Corsica for his positions too free. He is famous for having created the new motto of the Olympic Games during his collaboration with Pierre de Coubertin: " Citius, Altius, Fortius (" Faster, Higher, Stronger ") .This boredom is a recurring feeling in Maupassant. His brilliant mind, overwhelmed by illness, finds, nevertheless, some pleasures: "At last I shall not be bored for an hour now, and that is a great deal. He concludes: " I begin to compliment! It's serious ! " S.l [Paris] s.d. [circa décembre 1880-juillet 1884] 11,5x9,1 cm 2 pages sur une carte-lettre

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        Travels in the West--Set of Six Photographs

      Rochester, NY: Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co.. Photographs. Six Kodak photographs of travels in the West, in very good condition. Three images depict a stagecoach travelling through Yellowstone National Park, one image of the interior of a railway car, one image of Seattle, and one image from the Cascades. Photographs measure 3" x 4", with mount they measure 4 ¼" x 5 ¼". Photographs are printed in a circular format and are mounted on toned cardstock, each with a handwritten caption and index number underneath the photograph and designs and "This Photograph was made with a Kodak Camera-Manufactured only by The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co" printed on verso. The name "Eastman Dry Plate & Film Company" was used from 1884 to1889, which provides approximate dates for these photographs. Photographs are captioned as follows: "Coach for Yellowstone Park," which shows 'Yellowstone National Park Transportation' on the side of the coach; "Going into the Park" is the caption on two images, both depicting the coach travelling on a scenic road; "Interior of our Car" showing a gleaming railway car with cushioned seats and pretty light fixtures; "Seattle-Going Ashore" depicts men walking up a street with a coach following behind; and "Leaving the Cascades" shows men and women boarding a ferry. Photographs are in very good condition, most with very good contrast; one image has light soiling, affecting content, and all have light foxing; all mounts have moderate toning, light foxing and light wear to all edges. .

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        A Voice from the Nile and Other Poems. By the Late . . . with a Memoir of the Author by Bertram Dobell

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1884, 1884. First edition, one of 40 large paper copies. Dobell & Wheeler 8 ("forty on large paper"); NCBEL III, 580. Spine a bit darkened; some light wear and soiling; a very good copy.. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. In addition to the scarcity as implied by the limitation, this title was also included in the warehouse fire mentioned by Dobell & Wheeler.

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        Lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Dites, Madame, voulez-vous un fétiche ? [...] je porte bonheur moi-même !»

      Signed autograph letter from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 67 lines in black ink on a letterhead "GM 83, rue Dulong", envelope attached.This long letter begins with a commission that was made to Maupassant: " I immediately pay for a commission for which I am charged, although I seem to find a little irony in it. The Princess Ourosow, who has just written to me to ask to see her this evening, begs me, in postscript, to remind her of your memory when I see you. Princess Ourosov was the wife of the Russian ambassador to Paris. With the Countess she was part of that worldly gotha ​​that surrounded authors and artists.The irony he mentions is this: " As reputed perceptive people asserted that all the thought of a woman's letter is in the postscript ... I wanted to fulfill my role immediately 'intermediate. Because of this addition, he deduced: "... that the letter of the Princess, despite what it contains of amiable for me, was addressed to you ..."This amazing letter then addresses a little-known leaning of Maupassant: his taste for fetishes. He informs his correspondent that: " The hand since she came home seems to me in an extraordinary agitation. This is the famous hand that Maupassant had bought from George Powell. It was through the poet Charles Swinburne (whom Maupassant almost saved from drowning) that the two men met at Etretat in 1868. Powell and Swinburne shared a house there, filled with Powell's collection of curiosities. The hand in question was mummified and it inspired Maupassant twice. A first in 1875 with La Main de l'écorché , then in 1885 with La Main .This nervousness of the lucky charm makes Maupassant wonder: " Perhaps you were wrong not to keep it as a fetish? He adds: "But I have other singular fetishes. Do you want one? Indeed, he possesses a collection: " I own the shoe of a little Chinese woman who has died of love for a Frenchman. He comments on the potential effects of these objects: " This talisman brings happiness to the desires of the heart. I still have a large copper cross, very ugly, which worked miracles in the village where I found it. But these talismans do not all work as they should: " Since she is at home, she does not. Maybe it's the environment that's bothering her. But it is not the most astonishing: "But what I possess most singular are the two ends of a man deceived by his wife and died of shagreen. The guilty wife kept the husband's foot and horn ... and made them weld together. I do not know what the effect of this object may be. Despite the seriousness of the affair, Maupassant did not abandon his humor: " Say, madam, do you want a fetish?" I add that my friends pretend that I bring happiness myself! I place at your feet this last vegetarian who asks for the preference [...] "To echo his statement regarding female postscript, he adds two to his letter. The first asked the Countess Potocka to recall Maupassant to the memory of Madame Lambert. This lady was the wife of Eugene Lambert, a painter known for his cats and who frequented the same milieu as Maupassant and the Countess. The second is much more flavourful: " Men should not be attached to the postscript of the same importance as to women. " Paris 5 mai 1884 10,2x13 cm 4 pages sur un feuillet double

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        Album du bon Bock [cover title].

      Paris, Bellot, 1884. Oblong large 4to. Original red pebble-grained cloth, front cover titled and ornamented in gilt; 50 leaves lithographically printed from autographs and drawings; hinges strengthened, small repair to front cover, internally toned due to paper stock and with a few small marginal flaws, as usual; provenance: later stamp Docteur Henru Uzan, Paris on front fly-leaf. This rare privately printed artistic album opens with the editor's lines 'Chèrs camerades - Le voilà donc notre 3me album!'. It is signed in the lithographic stone 'E. Bellot Président du Bon Bock'. 'This association of Le Bon Bock with democratic ideals inspired Emile Bellot, a printmaker and the model for Manet's corpulent beer drinker, to organize the Bon Bock Society in 1875. For almost fifty years this group hosted monthly dinners in and around Montmartre for its membership, which consisted mostly of artists, writers, and performers' (Web Gallery of Art, on Manet's 1873 portrait of Bellot, who was a neighbour of the painter, and endured over 60 sittings). This Rabelaisian, beer drinking dinner society was founded in 1875 and the first album - even rarer than this - appeared the following year. Manet himself attended the inaugural dinner. The eponymous Montmartre restaurant, a haunt for avantgarde artists well into the 20th century opened its doors in 1879. This artisitic album gives a good textual and pictorial insight into the liberal and creative circles of the capital of the French Third Republic and the belle époque.

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        An Epitome of the Reports of the Medical Officers to the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service from 1871 to 1872 

      With chapters on the history and medicine in China; materia medica, epidemics, famine, ethnology, and chronology in relation to medicine and public health. First and only edition. 4to. Original decorated cloth. Folding col. map frontispiece, separate Chinese printed title, repeated in gilt on upper cover. Damage to head- and tail-caps, minor staining, but very good inside. xvi, 435pp. London, Balliere Tindall, and Cox, 

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        Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose (pp.1-88, 10 farb. Taf.).

      Mitt. k. GesundhAmte., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1884, 8, (8), 499, (1) pp., 13 Textholzschnitte, 13 farbchromolith. Tafeln, orig. Halbleinenband mit aufkaschierter Broschur. First Edition!Discovery of the tubercle bacillus was announced March 24, 1882. "Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose". In Berliner klinische Wochenschrift (pp. 221-230) in this paper above Robert Koch (1843-1910) published a fuller account, in which he reported how he had succeeded in producing experimental tuberculosis in animals after cultivating the bacillus. - see Garrison & Morton 2331Further we find in this important volume:Loeffler, Friedrich: Untersuchungen über die Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Entstehung der Diphterie beim Menschen, bei der Taube und beim Kalbe (pp.421-499). Friedrich Loeffler (1852-1915) "succeeded in cultivating C. diphtheriae, he reproduced the characteristic membrane by swabbing the mucous membranes of various animals with pure cultures of the bacillus."Gaffky, Georg: Zur Aetiologie des Abdominaltyphus. Mit einem Anhange: Die Epidemie von Abdominaltyphus unter den Mannschaften des 3. Brandenburgischen Infanterie-Regiments No. 20 im Sommer 1882 (pp.372-420). Georg Gaffky (1850-1918) was the first to grow pure cultures of Salmonella typhi he showed it to be the true activator of the disease.Koch, Robert Gaffky, Georg & Loeffler, Friedrich: Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschwächung der Milzbrandbacillen und Milzbrandinfection durch Fütterung (pp.147-181).Milesstones in Microbiology, Ed. by. Thomas Brock (1961), pp.116-118 (Koch) Garrison & Morton No. 5056 (Loeffler) 5032 (Gaffky).

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        Untersuchungen über die Bedeutung der Mikroorganismen für die Entstehung der Diphtherie beim Menschen, bei der Taube und beim Kalbe (pp.421-499).

      Mitt. k. GesundhAmte., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1884, 8, (8), 499, (1) pp., 13 Textholzschnitte, 13 farbchromolith. Tafeln, orig. Hableinenband mit auf kaschierter Broschur. First Edition!Friedrich Loeffler (1852-1915) "succeeeded in cultivation C. diphtheriae, he reproduced the characteristic membrane by swabbing the mucous membranes of various animals with pure culture of the bacillus."Further we find in the important volume:Koch, Robert: Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose (pp.1-88, 10 Taf.). Discovery of the tubercle bacillus announced March 24, 1882 "Die Aetiologie der Tuberkulose". in Berliner klinische Wochenschrift (pp. 221-230) in this paper above Robert Koch (1843-1910) published a fuller account, in which he reported how he had succeeded in producing experimental tuberculosis in animals after cultivating the bacillus. - see Garrison & Morton 2331Gaffky, Georg: Zur Aetiologie des Abdominaltyphus. Mit einem Anhange: Die Epidemie von Abdominaltyphus unter den Mannschaften des 3. Brandenburgischen Infanterie-Regiments No. 20 im Sommer 1882 (pp.372-420). Georg Gaffky (1850-1918) was the first to grow pure cultures of Salmonella typhi he showed it to be the true activator of the disease.Koch, Robert Gaffky, Georg & Loeffler, Friedrich: Experimentelle Studien über die künstliche Abschwächung der Milzbrandbacillen und Milzbrandinfection durch Fütterung (pp.147-181).Garrison & Morton No. 5056 (Loeffler) 5032 (Gaffky)

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        Zur Aetiologie des Abdominalthyphus. Mit einem Anhange: Eine Epidemie von Abdominaltyphus unter den Mannschaften des 3. Brandenburgischen Infanterie-Regiments No. 20 im Sommer 1882 (pp.372-420).

      Mitt. k. GesundhAmte., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1884, 8, (8), 499, (1) pp., 13 Textholzschnitte, 13 farbchromolith. Tafeln, orig. Halbleinenband mit auf kaschierter Broschur. Frist Edition!Georg Gaffky (1850-1918) "was the first to grow pure cultures of Salmonella typhi, he showed it to be true activator of the disease." Garrison & Morton No.5032

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        Chess Fruits: A Selection of direct mate, self-mate, picture and letter problems, poems and humorous sketches from the compositions of Thomas B Rowland, a few of Frideswide F Rowland's latest productions, popular games by leading players, and others of general interest

      Dublin: Thomas B Rowland and Frideswide F Rowland, 1884 Red cloth with black lettering and decorative border. [9], 10-172, [4] ads. Frideswide Rowland was the first first woman to win a prize in a composing competition in 1882. This volume, co-authored with her Irish chess-player husband, contains 51 two-move problems, 16 three-move problems, and 1 self-mates as well as anecdotes, poetry. Solutions in back. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Extremities bumped, light discoloration to cloth on rear board, some very light mottling to endpapers. Contents else fine. Betts, 33-73.

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        L'Ornement Polychrome: Cent Planches en Couleurs or et Argent Contenant Environ 2,000 Motifs de Tous les Styles Art Ancien et Asiatique Moyen Age Renaissance, XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecle; Recueil Historique et Pratique (Vols. 1 and 2)

      Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, 1884. Hardbound. VG (Vol. 2 has a binding tear at the head of the spine; both show wear along edges and corners; but overall, a terrific set. All plates are present, though three are mislabeled in the index, and the correct titles have been penciled in.). 2 vols. 3/4 red leather with marbled thick board covers, gilt letters on spines, gilt top edges, marbled flyleaves, 220 polychrome (chromolithograph) color plates and accompanying pages of text. Vol. 1 is slightly wider than Vol. 2 because of an extra one-inch cloth binding to each page; both books and outer bindings otherwise match; set weighs 26 lbs. Text is in French. An astounding two-volume set of 220 vividly colored plates with pages of accompanying text. Presented here are thousands of artistic designs and styles dating from ancient times through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and on through the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Includes decor from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia, India, China, more areas of Asia, and Europe (including Celtic). With introductory information about each style. The date is derived from the Preface of the second volume, which references the 1883 exposition in Moscow. Vol. 1 contains a 60-page general introduction, followed by 100 plates; Vol. 2 ("Deuxieme Serie") contains 120 plates. Both include descriptive pages between the plates. We see examples and illustrations of ornamental designs on porcelain, tapestries, enamels, silks, jewellery, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, jewelry, furniture, etc. Overall a stunning set.

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        Die Jagd und ihre Wandlungen in Wort und Bild.

      Amsterdam, Ellerman Harms, [1884]. Large 4°, half leather with a richly decorated front cover. 384 pag., rijk geillustreerd met houtgravures. Gebonden in halfleer. Fraai gedecoreerd voorplat. Goud op snee. Mooi exemplaar.

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        Revue d'Assyriologie et d'Archéologie Orientale. [fascicules 1-44, 1884-1950 (= Kraus reprint 1977) and fascicules 51-103, 1957-2009]

      Nendeln/ Liechtenstein / Paris, Kraus-Thomson / PUF, 1957-2009. 52 volumes. Mostly hardcovers. The set is composed as follows: Fascicules 1-44 in 17 bindings (Kraus reprint 1977) [1884-1950] & Fascicules 51-103 in 35 bindings - [1957-2009]. Text in French / Français. - (ex institute library, so with some tickets/ traces of tickets and stamps (Fascicules 45-50 [1951-1956] are missing)) Although very good, bindings are firm and text is clean. See picture. More pictures on request.

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        Carte-lettre autographe signée à la Comtesse Potocka: «je vous suis [...] ami tout à fait dévoué, quoique vous pensiez de moi »

      20 lines autographs and signed by Maupassant in black ink on a letter-card with a letterhead "GM 10, rue de Montchanin" to the countess who beats cold.Maupassant appears in the grip of doubt as to the feelings of the Countess towards him: " Is it dangerous to go and see you? I confess that I am afraid. On my return from Antibes, you have felt a terrifying coldness towards me. "The Countess treated Maupassant in the same way as his other "Maccabees." A kind of courtyard of lovers, on which she had all power. Potocka held Maupassant in awe: " I have concluded that I should do well not to tire you. He grieves: " And then, meeting you the other night, I did not have to see what you thought. "Destitute, he humbly asks: "... I will, quite simply, and frankly ask you. What should be done ? If I bore you, do not answer me, for I should not bore you at all. To finish, he asks the Countess: " Do not forget that I am, from near or far, a very devoted friend, although you think of me ." S.l [Paris] s.d. [1884-1889] 11,7x9cm 2 pages sur une carte-lettre

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        Quer durch Chryse. Forschungsreise durch die südchinesischen Grenzländer und Birma von Canton nach Mandalay. Erster und zweiter Band. Mit über 300 Abbildungen in Holzschnitt und 2 Karten. (Übs. von H. von Wobeser).

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1884. XXIV + 412 + XIII + 406 S. OLwd. DEA. Mit den Karten u. Abbildungen. Zwei Teile in einem Buch. - Ebd. m. Schwarz- u. Goldpräg., minimal bestoßen u. fleckig, Exlibris-St. a. Schmutzt., stellenw. gering fleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        Tales and Novels in Verse of J. de La Fontaine

      J. Lemonnyer, Publisher, Paris 1884 - With 85 Engravings by Eisen printed from the Original Plates. 252; 334 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, some minor rubbing, else very nice set With 85 Engravings by Eisen printed from the Original Plates. 252; 334 pp. 2 vols. 8vo

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      1884 - Centro editorial artístico, BCA. Notas biográficas. Comentarios de las láminas. 32 p. 80 Aguafuertes. 29x21 cm. Enc. media piel tela decorada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      George Bell and Sons, London 1884 - A portfolio containing the title page and 79 lovely color xylographic plates (6-3/4" x 10") with hand-coloring, some heightened with gum arabic, of macaws, cockatoos, lories, parrots, parakeets, and lovebirds. Typically these plates are found in a three-volume set with text and 81 plates published between 1884 and 1887. This portfolio with loose plates and no text is complete with 79 plates as stated on the title page. We could find only a handful of examples of this portfolio in auction records. Intended primarily as a guide for those interested in keeping parrots as pets, the publisher spared neither pains nor expense to make the work as attractive as possible. For the book publication: FINE BIRD BOOKS, page 103; NISSEN 393; ZIMMER, page 274. A few plates with light foxing in the margins and a bent corner here or there, some plates trimmed closer than others, but overall bright and clean and quite scarce in this format [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Second Annual Report of the Chief Executive Viticultural Officer to the Board of State Viticultural Commissioners, for the Years 1882-3 and 1883-4. With Three Appendices, Published Separately

      California State Printer/ James J. Ayers, Sacramento 1884 - Small quarto. 184pp. (1). Appendix 1: 67pp, Appendix 2: 61pp, Appendix 3: 62pp. Brown pebbled cloth with blind-stamped ruling on the covers, gilt lettering on the spine. The publication covers such topics as protection of the vines from infection, specific growth techniques, soil analysis, development of viniculture, promotion of California wine culture, pricing, trade, industrial oversight, grape varietals and many countless others. The report stems from a time when California Wine was in its infancy, and the commission sought to advise the state agricultural authorities with regard to the maintenance and expansion of the industry. Attached to the report are three separate appendices, each with separate paginations:Appendix 1: The Chaintre System of Pruning and Conducting the VineAppendix 2: The Practical Manual of Pruning as practiced near BordeauxAppendix 3: Different Methods of Grafting the Vine.Opposite page 68 of the report is 11x17" detailed fold-out chart analyzing the California soil of the time, with information including location, depth, local vegetation, as well as mineral and water composition. The report and the appendices are illustrated throughout with more than 200 detailed b/w figures of the vines and the roots. Binding with some stains and scratches to the front and back covers. Some rubbing to extremities, light chipping and/or fraying to the head and tail of the spine. Some small abrasion or holes along the spine. Light scratches along the bottom of the book block. Interior with minor sporadic smudges or water stains. The fold-out chart contains a 4.5" closed tear at the bottom. Starting at Appendix II and at the inteior back cover. The front free endpaper, with the dated signature of the previous owner Seward Cole*, is detached but present. The rear free endpapers contain some offsetting and some period notes on wine in pencil. Book block tight overall. Binding in good- interior in good+ condition overall. Scarce. The Board of State Viticultural Commissioners was established in 1880 in the U.S. state of California. The board's office was located 526 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. It was the responsibility of the Board to meet semi-annually to consult and to adopt such measures as may best promote the progress of the viticultural industries of the State. It was their duty to select and appoint competent and qualified persons to deliver at least one lecture each year in each of the viticultural districts, for the purpose of illustrating practical viticultural topics, and imparting instruction in methods of culture, pruning, fertilizing, fermenting, distilling, and rectifying, treating diseases of the vine, raisin drying, and others, and to disseminate useful knowledge relating to viticulture by printed documents or correspondence. The Board devoted especial attention to the study of the phylloxera and other diseases of the vine, and made recommendations in their semi-annual reports regarding the protection of vineyards.*Seward Cole (1856- 1927) was the son Senator Cornelius Cole of California. He served as the postmaster for the Colegrove, which is now part of the modern Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Cole was a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce when they were in the process of determining whether or not to erect the Hollywood Dam. Seward St. in Los Angeles is named after him. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        X Annuario della Società degli Alpinisti Tridentini: anno sociale 1883-84.

      Sottochiesa, Rovereto, 1884. [4], 544, [5] p., [14] c. di tav., [8] c. di tab. ripieg., 20 cm, bross. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, più evidenti alla bross. Tra i contributi: DORIGONI, S. Il Cimone della Pala; Don BAROLDI. Studi sulla valle di Fassa; GAMBILLO, C. Il gruppo di San Martino; GILLI, D. Minerali utilizzabili del Trentino; APOLLONIO, A. Il gruppo di Brenta. Annuario completo di tutte le tavole secondo l'elenco posto a fine volume (Veduta in antiporta incisa da un dipinto di Compton rappresentante il Fondo della Val Pèrse; vedute della Valle del Vajolet e del Campanile del Vajolet; tavola a doppia pagina di Cavalieri raffigurante il Lago di Antermoja, 8 tavole di cui 4 a doppia pagina dei Ghiacciai del Feltrino di Fratini, bella cromolitografia rappresentante il gruppo del Brenta visto da C. dei Lasteri a colori da un dipinto di Compton, infine schizzo topografico del gruppo di Brenta sempre di Compton, panorama del gruppo di Brenta dal Monte Gazza). Completo di tutte le tavole anche in accordo con "Indice delle illustrazioni contenute nei ventisei Annuari della Società degli Alpinisti Tridentini: (I - 1874 - XXVI - 1930/31)" di Gastone Mingardi. In questo esemplare, a parte la veduta in antiporta (come da indice) LE TAVOLE SONO FORNITE ESTERNAMENTE NON REFILATE E DI GRANDE FORMATO. In accordo con l'indice delle tavole, posto a fine volume e che ubica solo la prima tavola in antiporta, si può ipotizzare che le tavole editorialmente non erano inserite nel volume ma fornite a parte (da legare o da conservare in cartellina). Raro insieme completo in quanto spesso le tavole si trovano inserite nei volumi (refilate e piegate molte volte) e spesso i volumi di questa annata presentano una legatura non editoriale a differenza di questa copia nella BELLA BROSSURA EDITORIALE FIGURATA.

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        Das Rathaus zu Breslau.

      Bln., L. Angerer. 1884 - Radierung, in der Platte signiert und datiert. 57x44 cm. Gerahmt (glanz gold altschwarz, Mirogard). Bernhard Mannfeld. Radierer und Maler *Dresden 6.3.1848, + Frankfurt a.M. 29.03.1925. Nachweis: Thieme/ Becker XXIV/ 21. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Illustrated Pattern-Book of Sterling Silver and Electro-Plated Goods, Watches, Clocks, Bronzes and Optical Goods, Mechanical Figures, Musical Boxes, Pianos, Harmoniums, Organs, and Musical Instruments, Lamps and Chandeliers, Table Glass, Coloured Glass Ware, China and Earthenware, Art Pottery Goods, Dinner, Dessert, Tea and Breakfast Services, Chamber and Sanitary Ware, General Ironmongery, Cutlery, Tools, Household and Labour-Saving Machinery, Agricultural Implements, Heating and Cooking Stoves and Fire-Places, Guns and Pistols, Carriages, Carts, Waggons, Saddlery, Stable Fittings, Whips, Sticks, and Umbrellas, Leather Goods, Travelling Requisites, Albums, Japanese Goods, in and Out-Door Games and Toys, Bicycles, Tricycles, Etc. Section II

      [London: J. S. Virtue and Co., Ltd, c. 1884]. Folio (370 x 270 mm) [6], 321-722pp., frontispiece showing the premises in Wood Street, numerous colour lithograph and chromolithographed plates, illustrations, a few margins close-trimmed, one or two plates with frayed fore-edges and reinforced with sellotape at gutter, hinges tender, orig. black cloth, lettered in gilt, some damp-staining to covers, spine worn. Section II of an exceptionally well-illustrated trade catalogue, including every conceivable item from ladies sterling tortoise-shell and mother-of-pearl card cases to horse harnesses, bicycles to English Majolica ware. Although no maker's name appears on the board, the trade mark, that was registered on the 22nd October 1880, clearly identifies the manufacturer as Silber & Fleming of 56, Wood Street, Cheapside, London. The initials within the trade mark 'AMS' are those of sole proprietor of this business Albert Marcius Silber. The Wood Street premises of Silber & Fleming were destroyed by fire in December 1882 and rebuilt by 1884. They became a limited liability company in 1886 and were acquired in 1898 by Faudel Phillips & Sons in 1898.

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        More Leaves from the Journal of a Life in the Highlands,

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co.,, 1884. from 1862 to 1882. Fifth Edition. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe binding of dark green morocco over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spine and front cover, large gilt stamp of a Douglas fir on front cover, gilt stamp of a sprig of Highland flowers on back cover, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece of Victoria, 7 similar portraits, 2 plates of dogs, 3 wood-engraved views. Spine sunned, a few scuffs to binding, old ink stain on back cover (and a few flecks on spine), slight bump at head of fore-edge (with concomitant light creasing of leaves). yet a very good copy. Presentation copy from Victoria to her physician-in-ordinary, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "To Dr Douglas Powell from Victoria RI. Balmoral Sept:- 1889". In 1887 Sir Richard Douglas Powell (1842-1925) was appointed physician-extraordinary to Victoria and in 1899 promoted to physician-in-ordinary; in the latter capacity he served both Edward VII and George V. "Powell was a striking personality. Tall, slight, with an ascetic, clean-shaven, pale face, charming in manner and voice, reticent, correct, cautious, dignified, and kindly, he was widely recognized as an impressive leader" (ODNB). Victoria first signed herself "RI" - meaning "regina [et] imperatrix", queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and empress of India - on 1 January 1877. More Leaves, dedicated to Victoria's "devoted personal attendant and faithful friend John Brown", was first published in 1884 and followed the success of Leaves from a Journal of our Life in the Highlands (1868), "which Victoria published as a tribute to Albert and as a substitute for public appearances" (ibid.). Victoria was fond of giving both books as a gift but the present copy has a particularly appealing provenance in that it was inscribed while she was staying at her prized Highland retreat at Balmoral.

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        Rembrandt-Bibel. Altes und Neues Testament. Mit 246 Abbildungen und 34 Gravüren. Herausgegeben von E.W. Bredt. Numerierte Vorzugsausgabe, zweiter Druck, in Fuenfhundert Exemplaren. Mit 34 Gravueren in Faksimile - Wiedergabe.

      No.79 / 500. Quarto. 150 pages with 34 tissue-guarded portraits. Hardcvover / Original full Vellum / Originales Ganzpergament !! Full Vellum Binding of this rare limited edition is in very good+ condition with some rubbing but firm and fully intact besides one mior defect to one of the five raised bands. The front free endpaper detached and the first two pages somewhat brittle and fraeyed (angeraendert). All the tissue-guarded gravueres in excellent condition. Sir Harry Charles Luke KCMG GCStJ (born Harry Charles Lukach) (4 December 1884 - 11 May 1969) was an official in the British Colonial Office. He served in Barbados, Cyprus, Transcaucasia, Sierra Leone, Palestine, Malta, the British Western Pacific Territories and Fiji. He is the author of some books on several of these countries. (Wikipedia)

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        Psychiatrie. Klinik der Erkrankungen des Vorderhirns begründet auf dessen Bau, Leistungen und Ernährung.

      Wien, Braumüller 1884. - Der deutsche Psychiater Theodor Meynert (1833-1892) galt als bedeutender Neuroanatom; Sigmund Freud, Auguste Forel und Carl Wernicke waren Schüler von ihm; Meynert lehrte von 1870 an der Wiener Universität. Haymaker-Schiller, pp.57ff; Bibl. Walleriana 6543. Originalbroschur, diese am Rücken unten fein einseitig aufgeplatzt, ebenfalls am oberen Kapitale, teilw. unaufgeschnitten, frischer Zustand; Erste Hälfte (Bogen 1-18) endet mitten im Satz; die angekündigte Fortsetzung erschien nicht; 1 farb. Chromolithographie, mit 64 Holzschnitten und 1 Tafel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Irrthümer des Historismus in der deutschen Nationalökonomie.

      Wien, Hölder, 1884, in-8, mezza tela e cartoncino originale. Traccia di timbro di Biblioteca e relativa dismissione. Bell'esemplare.

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        Language Of Flowers - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: George Routledge and Sons. Very Good-. 1884. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good- first printing of the first edition that has age related wear and tear to the boards, soiling to the pages and some writing from a previous owner on the front flyleaf. There is a bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. The volume is housed in a slipcase in the same condition; 80 pages of text and wonderful illustrations by Kate Greenaway offer her view of the world of flowers. The volume is printed in colours by Edmund Evans; Color Illustrations; 80 pages .

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        Jahrbuch der Berliner Börse. Ein Nachschlagebuch für Bankiers und Capitalisten (KONVOLUT aus 5 Bänden) - Jg. 1884-1887/ 1890-1893. Hrsg. von der Redaction des \"Berliner Actionair\";

      Mittler und Sohn; 1884 - 1893. Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 5 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Viaje de S.M. El Rey Don Alfonso XII de Borbon a varios paises extranjeros en Septiembre de 1883. Palau 361550-1

      Asilo de Huérfanos, Madrid 1884 - cubiertas ligeramente rozadas, en general buena conservación iniciales a dornadas a dos tintas, papel de hilo, El viaje proyectado para visitar a los soberanos de los paises extranjeros que le acogieron durante su expatriacion comenzo en la Coruña el 3 Septiembre,luego en San Sebastián,continuandose por Francia, Baviera, Austria, Alemania, Bélgica. 182 págs.

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        In the privy Council: In the matter of the boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, in the Dominion of cana. Joint appendix of documents; with Appendix of the Province of Ontario; with Supplement; with memorandum of the Part of Ontario; with memorial of the Hudson's Bay Company; with Appendix of the province of Manitoba

      1884 - xiii-789, 185, 129, 18, 5, 136 p. Ex library book (class number, barcode, sticker, bookplate, stamps0. Wear to binding reinforced with tape. Hinges reinforced with the tape. rear hinge broken. Internally very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. 7 Bände in 10 Büchern. (nach diesem Titel suchen) Leipzig, Teubner, - 1924 (Bde. in Reprint: Hildesheim, Olms 1965), 1884. Reprint der Ausgabe Teubner, 1884-1886.

      Gr.8 Leinen Alle Bände mit je zwei kleinen Flecken auf dem Rücken (private Inventarschildchen). Sonst sehr guter Zustand.

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        Der Beobachter. Ein Volksblatt aus Schwaben. 54. Jahrgang Nr. 1 1. Januar - Nr. 306 31. Dezember 1884 in 4 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Der Beobachter, 1884 - jede einzelne Nummer hat 4 Seiten, je Band ca. 75 Nummern. Einband berieben, bestoßen und angeschmutzt. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Gelegentlich etwas fleckig. Teilweise Insektenspuren. Innen sauber. Gutes Leseexemplar. Der Beobachter war eine liberale Zeitung die bis 1933 erschienen ist. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 41 x 29 cm, Halbleinen mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company,, 1884. Rendered into English Verse. With an accompaniment of drawings. Square folio. Original brown cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spine and front cover, elaborate Art Nouveau design in gilt to front cover, top edge gilt, decorated pastedowns, dark slate-green coated endpapers. Frontispiece, decorative title page, colophon, dedication, divisional title, 48 plates illustrating the text, 3 pages of notes within decorative borders (a total of 56 plates complete). Slight rubbing to extremities, small bumps to spine ends, tiny abrasion to rear cover, faint mark to fore edge; an excellent, fine, bright copy. First edition, and the first illustrated edition of the Rubáiyát. Elihu Vedder (1836–1923) was an American Symbolist artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder became known for his allegorical paintings of women and was also commissioned to produce glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. The first edition of this Rubáiyát was so popular that it sold out in six days, and it made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator. "When Houghton Mifflin commissioned Elihu Vedder to illustrate The Rubáiyát, they employed an artist with a rich sense of classical interpretation. Vedder spent 11 months in Rome fulfilling the commission, producing monochrome illustrations in a Greco-Roman style, which caused the London journal Athenaeum to describe Vedder as the latest follower of Michelangelo. Nonetheless, the Grove Art Online encyclopaedia comments on the Vedder drawings as 'some of the earliest examples of Art Nouveau in America'... Houghton Mifflin reissued the Vedder Rubáiyát in different formats in 1886. New editions and reprints continued into the 1920s" (Martin & Mason, The Art of Omar Khayyam: Illustrating FitzGerald's Rubaiyat, 2007). The drawings and text in this edition are reproduced by Albertype process, now termed collotype, an "exacting but very rewarding process" suitable only for short runs, which is no longer commonly used.

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        Reisen in Tibet und am oberen Lauf des Gelben Flusses in den Jahren 1879 bis 1880. Aus dem Russischen frei in das Deutsche übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Stein-Nordheim.

      Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1884. Gr.-8°. Mit Textabbildungen, 16 getönt. lithogr. Tafeln u. einer farb. gefalt. Karte. XIV, 281 (1) S., HLwd. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erste dt. Ausgabe der Schilderung der dritten großen Inner-Asien-Reise des bedeutenden russischen Forschers Prschewalski (1839-1888). - Die Expedition „liefert viel neues Material zur Flora und Fauna von Tibet [...]. Auch für wissenschaftliche Zwecke bedeutendes Werk, speziell unter dem Aspekt der heute in Tibet zunehmenden Verarmung des Artenreichtums. Es war dies Prschewalskis bedeutendste Expedition, auf der er bis in die Gegend nördlich von Lhasa vorstieß und auf seinem Weitermarsch nach Lhasa [...] dann von bewaffneten Tibetern zur Umkehr gezwungen wurde“ (Aschoff 1456). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Titel verso gestempelt. Ein Blatt seitlich mit Randausriss (wohl bedingt durch gelöste Verklebung; min. Buchstabenverlust). Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Henze IV, 455ff.; Yakushi P 125. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Prschewalski, Reisen in Tibet und am oberen Lauf des Gelben Flusses in den Jahren 1879 bis 1880, Asien

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        Giornale per i Bambini. Anno IV

      Perino, Roma 1884 - Annata completa per il 1884 (si tratta del quarto anno) di questa rarissima rivista ebdomanaria per l'infanzia del nostro Ottocento, celebre soprattutto per aver ospitato nelle sue colonne l'edizione pre-originale di Pinocchio, apparso con varia periodicità fra il 7 luglio 1881 e il 25 gennaio 1883. 52 numeri in un vol. in-4° (310x225mm), pp. 848 (la paginazione è continua; ogni numero consta di 16 pp.), legatura coeva p. percallina rossa con titolo e fiorellini in oro al dorso. Centinaia di incisioni xilografiche di vari artisti intercalate n.t. Tra le pp. 700-701, una tav. a colori su doppia pag. con raffigurazione della corsa delle bighe al Circo Massimo. Numerosissimi capilettera ornati o istorati in xilografia, testo bicolonne. Firme di possesso del tempo. Ottime condizioni (data l'estrema deperibilità di un giornale dato in lettura ai bambini sono assai rare le annate in buono stato conservativo). L'annata comprende scritti in edizione originale dello stesso direttore (era subentrato da poco a Ferdinando Martini), Carlo Collodi (Dopo il teatro, L'abbaco di Giannettino, La festa di Natale), e di molti dei più illustri nomi della letteratura italiana del finire dell'Ottocento: Emma Perodi, Ida Baccini, Michele Lessona (presente con molti scritti di divulgazione naturalistica e zoologica), Enrico Nencioni, Yorick, Paolo Lioy, Jack La Bolina, Enrico Panzacchi, Luigi Sailer (l'autore della proverbiale Vispa Teresa), la Marchesa Colombi, Pietro Thouar, Eugenio Checchi, Andrea Maffei. Nell'annata sono presenti anche traduzioni di fiabe di Andersen, caricature di Wilhelm Busch (antesignane dei moderni fumetti), una versione del Barone di Münchausen. Oltre ai racconti per l'infanzia, compaiono scritti sui più svariati argomenti: musica, teatro, viaggi, giochi di carte e di società, arte, ecc. Periodici Biblioteche Arte, III, 41. Per la rivista e per la pre-originale di Pinocchio, Parenti, Rarità, passim. Italiano

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        Autograph Letter Signed, with 30-line verse, to "My dear Coggie"

      1884. Bournemouth: Bonallie Towers, Branksome Park, Nov 10th [1884]. Three-page letter (bifolium, creating four pages), signed "Robert Louis Stevenson." This letter to "My dear Coggie" reads as follows:~Many thanks for your letter. Please tell Campbell I got his letter and photos which now decorate my room. The wild woman of the west, alias the S[----?], alias the Daft Wifes' Bonelly [?], has been much amiss ---------- and complaining. I was particularly glad to have the Bell Rock, I wonder if you saw me plunge into a controversy? It was a very one-sided affair. The man I attacked cried "Boo-hoo" and [referred to more] referred me to his big brother. I [--?--] my cocktail and snapped my fingers; I was about "Rustled [?] out", but the great Smiles would not budge; so I slept upon the field of battle ---------- paraded ---------- and came home.~I am glad to send a copy of my poem -- "Moral Tales" Robin and Ben -- or The Pirate and The Apothecary.~[There follows the first 30 lines of that poem, with one correction, in RLS's hand.]~Please excuse this scrawl; understand what is said; and accept for yourself and all in the family, my most sincere good wishes.~Affectionately yours~Robert Louis Stevenson.~Elizabeth Anne "Coggie" Ferrier (1844-1917) was the elder sister of Walter Ferrier, who had been one of RLS's closest boyhood friends -- and later, drinking friends; Walter had in fact died of alcoholism (kidney failure) the year before this letter, when both he and RLS were 32. It appears that RLS and Coggie began communicating after Walter's death (she sent him a photo of her brother, to which he replied "Dear Miss Ferrier..."). In the Spring of 1884 he and his wife Fanny asked her to join them in Hyères (in the South of France), where they were staying for the sake of his lungs; Coggie demurred, but after RLS experienced severe hemorrhaging of his lungs, Coggie traveled there to share the nursing duties with Fanny. Several months later RLS and Fanny returned to Britain, settling in Bournemouth for the sea air: in October they rented Bonallie Towers, in Branksome Park, and in January 1885 RLS's father Thomas bought for them another house which they would rename "Skerryvore," in honor of one of the lighthouses the Stevenson family had engineered. (They would live in Bournemouth for three years, after which the Stevenson family (including RLS's newly-widowed mother) would sail in search of even better air -- winding up, after stops in Saranac Lake and on Molokai, in Samoa. "Coggie" was there on the dock to wave farewell to them; she remained "the woman perhaps above all others in England whom Mrs. [Thomas] Stevenson loved best" [A.Japp].)~"Campbell" in the first line refers to Rev. Prof. Lewis Campbell (1830-1908); there is a recorded November 1884 letter from RLS to him, thanking him for a gift of books. "The wild woman of the west" was RLS's mischievous term for his wife -- who when he first met her in 1875, was a married (though separated) American mother of two -- from Monterey, but studying art in Paris, and on vacation in Belgium; we regret we cannot decipher his other two "aliases" for her.~"Bell Rock" refers to another Stevenson family lighthouse -- apparently pictured in one of the photos from Campbell. It is also the focal point of the "controversy" referred to in this letter: one Samuel Smiles, doing research for a book on lighthouse engineers (which would be published in 1891), was giving credit to John Rennie, rather than to RLS's grandfather Robert, for being chief engineer of the Bell Rock Lighthouse.~As for the poem (the 30 lines constitute only the first one-sixth of it), RLS had written this, and carved three accompanying amateur woodcuts, during the spring of 1882 in the Swiss resort town of Davos; the intention was for him and his stepson to use a small printing press to run off some copies of the illustrated tale for the local populace -- but this tale was never printed there. The poem was not published until 1921, long after RLS's death, in MORAL EMBLEMS; it "concerns the murderous rapacity of a greedy medical man and his lack of concern for human life, which is revenged by the moral indignation of the pirate" [R.Richardson].~It is very noteworthy that although this letter is not "collected" in RLS's Letters, another very similar letter to Coggie IS so recorded -- dated Nov. 12th, two days later. In it Stevenson says many of the same things, and writes out the same requested poem -- but there are also numerous differences. (For example, he does not provide the other two "aliases" for Fanny in the 12th version; and after noting that the wild woman has been much amiss and complaining, he elaborates in some detail -- attributing Fanny's complaints to his own ill-health: "I am about knocked out of time now: a miserable, snuffling, shivering, fever-stricken, nightmare-ridden, knee-jottering, hoast-hoast-hoasting [cough-cough-coughing] shadow and remains of man." Also, the letter of the 12th shifts from English into Scots near the end.) Why two such similar letters, to the same recipient, just two days apart? -- we do not know, but there would seem to be two possible answers. One is that the first letter went to the wrong address for Coggie, and RLS realized it would not reach her. The more-likely other possibility is that the letter of the 10th was in effect a preliminary version -- perhaps never sent; there ARE numerous changes, and there are two mistakes that RLS crossed out, so he may simply have wanted to send a nicer version -- especially since the letter with its poem was in effect a gift.~The condition of the letter is near-fine (short tears just at the ends of some folds). See McKay/Beinecke (Yale) 3143 (the letter of the 12th).

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        De la mort subite pendant la crise hystérique

      Bale, Lyon, Genève, Henri Georg, 1884, in-8, 24 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, Première édition de cet étonnant mémoire lu à la Société des des Sciences Médicales de Lyon par le Docteur Humbert Mollière (1846-1898), médecin des hôpitaux et ancien chef de clinique à l'École de médecine. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur au docteur Carrier. Ex-libris du Docteur Carrier. Exemplaire non coupé.

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        Psychiatrie klinik der Erkrankungen des Vorderhirns begründet auf dessen Bau, Leistungen und Ernährung

      Vienne, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1884, in-8, X-288 pp, demi-basane verte moderne, dos lisse orné [Asper], Figures dans le texte et une planche couleurs. La seconde partie de cet ouvrage n'est jamais parue, ce qui explique sa fin abrupte, au milieu d'une phrase (aucun des exemplaires consultés dans les bibliothèques publiques ou chez les libraires ne comporte de page supplémentaire). Theodor Hermann Meynert (1833-92), psychiatre et neuroanatomiste allemand de grande renommée, fut le professeur de Wernicke et de Freud. Il défend une vision du cerveau organisé en différentes aires fonctionnelles connectées les unes aux autres par des faisceaux de substance blanche. Dès 1867, il publie ainsi une classification des troubles mentaux basée sur leurs corollaires anatomo-pathologiques qui divise ses collègues. Meynert était en effet un adepte de la psychiatrie organiciste et associationniste pour qui tout fait anatomique n'était que l'expression d'un processus psychologique. Il milita aussi beaucoup pour améliorer les conditions des asiles psychiatriques, afin de les rendre plus humains. Dos passé.

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        Das Buch der Liebe oder das Geschlechtsleben in seinem ganzen Umfange. Enthaltend: Ueber Liebe und Anmuth, Schönheit und häusliches Glück über physische Liebe, Naturzweck, Sittlichkeit und Leitung des Geschlechtsgenusses [...]. Ein unentbehrlicher Rathgeber, um in der Liebe und Ehe stets glücklich und zufrieden leben zu können.

      12. 144 S., HLdr. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel, Kopf-Rotschnitt u. dem eingeb. grünen OUmschlag. Erste Ausgabe über den KVK weltweit nur ein Exemplar nachweisbar (British Library). - Vorliegend ein einzigartiges, in Menschenhaut gebundenes Exemplar aus der Stockton-Hough Library (mit kl. Bibl.-Stempel auf dem Titel) lt. dem eigenh. Vermerk von John Stockton Hough auf dem Vorsatzblatt gebunden im März 1884 aus Oberschenkelhaut der am 16. Jänner 1869 verstorbenen "Mary L.". - "The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Stockton Hough Collection [...] proclaims to house the largest collection of confirmed anthropodermic bindings in the United States [...]. Through inscriptions and historical documentation, we know that three of the five books share a mysterious past: all bound at the hands of Dr. John Stockton Hough, and all bound in the skin Mary Lynch, a tuberculosis patient at the Philadelphia General Hospital, who died in 1869. Evidently, Dr. Stockton Hough collected a sample of Mary's skin before her burial in 1869 and kept it for several decades before binding these books in the 1880s []" (Sherry Lochhaas, The Macabre of Bookbinding: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy). - Vgl. über die "Mary L.-Einbände" auch ausführlich: Beth Lander The Skin She Lived In: Anthropodermic Books in the Historical Medical Library u. Hayley Campbell The Strange Case Of The Woman Whose Skin Was Turned Into A Book. - Das vorliegende Exemplar ist namentlich in einem am 29. Mai 1904 im Los Angeles Herald erschienen Zeitungsartikel ("Odd Book Bindings-Human Skin Used to Bind a Collection of Medical Books") erwähnt: "According to the Critic the late Dr. F. Stockton-Hough of Trenton, N.J., who left a valuable medical library in several languages, had a fancy for bindings made of human skin. He owned at least six books thus bound [...]. On the flyleaf of a second book [...], the owner wrote: Bound in leather tanned from the skin-the thigh of Maria L., affected with encrysted trichne, who died of consumption in the Philadelphia hospital. She was an Irish widow, aged 28 years.' Marie L. furnished the binding for another book also, Das Buch der Liebe, oder das Geschlechtsleben in seinem ganzem Umfange.' [...]". - Das im April 2016 ins Leben gerufene "The Anthropodermic Book Project" konnte bisher weltweit 47 angeblich in Menschenhaut gebundene Bücher in Bibliotheken und Museen identifizieren, von denen bisher 31 getestet wurden. Davon konnten wiederum lediglich 18 bestätigt werden, darunter die drei sich noch in der Historical Medical Library des College of Physicians of Philadelphia befindlichen "Mary L.-Einbände". - Der vorliegende Band wurde vom amerikanischen Geschäftsmann, Fabrikanten und Sammler Robert Hoe (1839-1909) erworben, dessen goldgepr. Ldr.-Exlibris sich auf dem vorderen Innendeckel findet. Hoe war einer der Organisatoren und der erste Präsident des Grolier Club, in dessen Bibliothek sich ebenfalls ein in Menschenhaut gebundenes Buch befindet und in deren Ausstellung Fine Bindings (1903) in der Abteilung Bindings in Curious Materials auch entsprechende Einbände gezeigt wurden. - Einband tlw. leicht berieben. Vorderes Innengelenk gebrochen. Min. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. -

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1884). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade: 1883-84. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. [C.-3849].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1884. - Folio. VIII, 144 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade: "The supply [in 1881] has equalled the demand, which has, however, decreased, and [.] the slave-brokers in Jeddah and Mecca are in debt, and visibly dejected [.] Whatever Treaties may be made, I do not believe that the sincere co-operation of Mussulman officials can be expected [.] Arabia is slowly but surely progressing towards a cessation of slavery" (p. 54f.). The relevant correspondence is to be found chiefly under the headings "Turkey" (in particular pp. 34f.); "Turkey. (Consular)-Jeddah" (pp. 51-59); "Turkey. (Admiralty Reports)" (pp. 63-65; e.g. Captain Garforth to the Secretary of the Admiralty: "Visit to Hodeidah. A considerable Slave Trade carried on there"); "Zanzibar" (pp. 66-134), and "Zanzibar (Admiralty Reports)" (pp. 134-139). - First few pages loosened, otherwise a good copy. Bennett 511. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voice from the Nile and Other Poems. By the Late . . . with a Memoir of the Author by Bertram Dobell.

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1884. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. ¶ In addition to the scarcity as implied by the limitation, this title was also included in the warehouse fire mentioned by Dobell & Wheeler. Spine a bit darkened; some light wear and soiling; a very good copy.

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        Map Shewing Proposed Extension of the Parliamentary Borough of Wigan

      Thomas Wall and Sons Ltd, 1884 - The borough of Wigan Printed map with original colour and manuscript additions, with pamphlet in original green cover with gilt lettering and blind stamping A map of the borough of Wigan, now part of Greater Manchester. The townships of the borough are outlined in green, and marked with their name and population. The name and population of Standish has been added by hand, and the figure for the total population of Wigan has been amended accordingly. The accompanying pamphlet contains extracts from the local press concerning the effects of the Redistribution of Seats Act on Wigan.The Representation of the People Bill was introduced to the House of Commons by William Gladstone in 1884. The Bill aimed to extend the franchise by making the voting qualifications for the country electorate the same as in urban areas. Although it was passed by the Liberal-dominated Commons, it was opposed by the Conservative-dominated Lords. Lord Salisbury, the Conservative leader, was concerned that the increase in rural voters would have disastrous consequences for his party. The Lords' rejection of the Bill provoked outrage both in the Commons and amongst the electorate, and resulted in the Arlington Street Compact between the Conservatives and Liberals. Salisbury allowed the Bill to pass with the proviso that it should do so in conjunction with a bill to redistribute parliamentary seats, as the 1885 Redistribution of Seats Act. This meant both that the majority of two-member constituencies were reduced and that some boroughs were disenfranchised altogether and absorbed by others.The map and pamphlet were produced to protest the removal of one of Wigan?Äôs two Members of Parliament. Under the terms of the Act, existing boroughs with a population between 15,000 and 50,000 had the number of members they sent to Parliament reduced from two to one. The pamphlet argues that when the 1881 census was taken, on which the Act depended, some 2,000 of the inhabitants were away seeking work during a mining strike; if they had been there, the population would have been over 50,000 and thus the two members would have been retained. Other extracts cite the importance of Wigan to the surrounding country, and the fact that the boundaries used to determine the population did not take into account the communities which were locally regarded as being part of the town. Several imply that the perceived ill-treatment of the borough is motivated by its Conservative tendencies under a Liberal government; others that newer boroughs are being helped at their expense. The map shows the area which in their opinion should be considered the true boundaries of the borough, and that the population of this area would be well above the minimum requirement for a two-member constituency.The map and pamphlet were produced by Thomas Wall, a printer in Wigan who also published the Wigan Observer, a tri-weekly newspaper which appears in the pamphlet. 605 by 740mm. (23.75 by 29.25 inches).

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