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        STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Co.(1884). First Edition, Stories Reconstructed from the Anvari-Soheill, Baital, Pachisi, Mahabharata, Pantchatantra, Gulistan, Talmud, Kalewala, etc. Blue-green cloth with decorations and lettering stamped in black and gilt. BAL 7912. First issue of author's first book, preceded by a translation. Small stain to the margins of several pages. Front hinge with some cracking, as often the case, but still tight. Slight rubbing and soiling to covers, gilt on spine still bright. Housed in a half green morocco slipcase with matching green cloth chemise; rubbing to the raised bands and spine tips of the slipcase., Original cloth, Near Fine housed in a Very Good half morocco slipcase

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Treasure Island

      This is a 2nd edition H/Bk copy of "treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson and published by Cassell in 1884. This copy although dated 1884 must have been available in 1883 as there is a Xmas gift inscription on the front end paper with that date and the code with the list of other publications is 12.83. The book has 292 pages of text rather than the 304 claimed in the advertisement at the rear. It also has all the errors noted. The book is bound in green silk with the titled on the spine in gold. The edges and corners are rubbed and bumped and the book has a slight lean. The binding is tight. If you have any questions about the book or its contents please email me.

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        Vanity Fair.

      London: Vanity Fair, Jan. 5, 1884 to June 28, 1884.(). Small folio. Half roan, worn. with 26 chromolithographs, including images of Oscar Wilde in 1884, Alfred Rothschild and princesses, lords and ladies.

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        Catalogue of an important portion of the extensive & valuable library of the late Sir John Hayford Thorold, Bart., removed from Syston Park, Lincolnshire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 12-19 December 1884)

      London, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1884. (25.5 cm), vii (1), 193 (3) pp. 2110 lots. Bound in contemporary black cloth, back lettered "Syston Park Library Dec. 1884" (printed yellow wrappers retained). - The Syston Park library was collected by Sir John Thorold (1734-1815), ninth baronet, and by his son, John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831). The elder Thorold commenced collecting about 1785, and by 1789 had become well-known in the Parisian salerooms; his pace began to slacken about 1800. Sir John's principal contribution was an impressive group of Elzevirs; his son concentrated on Aldines, incunabula, and early printing, and rebuilt the library at Syston in 1822-1824 to house the new acquisitions (Tim Knox, "Sir John Thorold's library at Syston Park, Lincolnshire" in Apollo, volume 146, September 1997, pp.24-29). The sale of the library in 1884 was tremendously successful, realising just over £28,000, with some outstanding prices: the 1462 Mainz Psalter on vellum (£4950), and the 42-line Bible (£3900), are most notable. The auctioneer afterwards distributed copies of the sale catalogue annotated with buyers' names and prices. The present copy is one of these; there was also an issue of 25 annotated copies in a larger format (c. 280 × 195 mm, designated large paper in manuscript facing the title; see Christie's sale of the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana, New York, 22-23 March 2005, lot 328: $2640). Further sales of books occurred on 3 July 1899, 5 March 1923 (lots 1-317), and 9 April 1923 (lots 411-795); the house was demolished in 1924. ¶ Good copy.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      London: Chatto & Windus(1884). First Edition, The First English Edition, preceding the American edition by four months. With 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble. BAL 3414: Sequence B with the gatherings saddle-stitched with wire staples as opposed to sewn. BAL assigns no priority to the sequences. With the publisher's catalogue insert at rear dated October 1884, per BAL., Decorated red cloth, Typical sunning to spine with mild fraying to head and neat cloth repair to heel. Minor spotting to covers. Near Fine

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        Cowdray: The history of a Great English house.

      Bickers & Son, Leicester Square, London 1884 - Wonderful copy of a very scarce book on Cowdray House in Midhurst. Maroon cloth with a blank cloth spine which has become a tad sunned and a little frayed at extremities. Gilt title lettering and coat of arms motif on front board. A little bumped at extremities and a few marks. The light pencilled notes of AWF Fuller, from whose descendants this book was acquired (see other listings) are inscribed on the verso of the ffep. and read: "Slipped in: Very interesting autograph. Letter from the Author relating to this book, dated from B'ton, 25. June 1920." and further"For Lot & his daughters see pp120-1 to the Dulwich Gallery" On page 121 the annotated light pencilled notes read "?Have a copy" which relates to the catalogue of 1777 (underlined in the text) and "Lot & his daughters Our painting which I presented to the Dulwich Gallery in 1941?" There are some letters and clippings also laid in. One clipping is of the auction of the gates in Buck Hall Cowdray in 1937, another is a newspaper photo from The Sunday Times June 4th, 1950 of Polo being played at Cowdray Park. One of the letters is from AWF Fuller in his own hand writing and refers to the painting as mentioned in the book. It is headed "Painting of Lot and his daughters" and goes into some detail about the painting. There is a later note above the letter which says that the painting was presented to the gallery in memory of Rev. A. Fuller by his son AWF Fuller. The letter gives the history of the painting since the family bought it in 1830. The address of AWF Fuller on the letter is 50 Kingsmead Road, London, SW2 and dated 21. June 1940. There is also a letter laid in from the author to a Mr. Williamson, dated 25 June XX (1920) in which she states her concern about another book on "Cowdray & Easebourne Priory" in which she expresses concern that the book may have lifted parts of her book without her permission. "I am not likely to see it, as it costs four guineas." she writes! "Pray excuse me troubling you. I think the book is sure to come under your eye, Yours sincerely, Julia Roundell," Also laid in are a set of letters between Mr. A Walton who was writing on behalf of Mrs E Fuller (AWF's widow) in 1974 to the Clerk of the Governors of Alleyn's College, Dulwich College, about the subject of a bust of Shakespeare having been presented by Mrs Fuller and, at that point, having not been exhibited in the gallery. This also appears to have been acquired from Cowdray house. In all this book with the letters laid in to go along with it make a unique and exciting piece of history. Definitely a one off. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Crime et le Chatiment. Th. Dostoievsky. Traduit du Russe par Victor Derély. 2 vols.

      Paris: Librairie Plon. 1884 Half titles; occasional light foxing. Contemp. sage green three-quarter cloth, marbled boards, maroon leather spine labels sl. chipped. A v.g. copy in continental binding.Prestuplenie i nakazanie, 1866. The first French edition, from which the first English edition was translated.

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        La Regenta. Por (Clarín). Ilustraciones de Juan Llimona. Grabados de Gómez Polo.

      - Barcelona, Biblioteca Arte y Letras, 1884-1885, 2 tomos, 20,5 x 14 cm., encuadernación original y en perfecto estado en tela con estampaciones a color, cortes jaspeados, 527 págs. = 592 págs. (Primera edición. Sello de anterior poseedor en portada) NOVELAS

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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      Hetzel 1884 - - Hetzel, Paris 1884, in-8 (18x27,5cm), (6p.) 368pp., relié. - Edition illustrée de dessins de J. Férat, gravés par Barbant. Cartonnage dit "au globe doré" du type 4, signé Engel. Dos au phare. Second plat de type Engel "i". Gardes bleues, toutes tranches dorées. Premier plat polychrome orné d'instruments de navigation dorés et de feuillages verts. Quelques très infimes manques de dorure sur le premier plat. Cartonnage très habilement restauré. Ex-dono au stylo sur la page de faux-titre. Exemplaire frais, presque tout à fait exempt de rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with drawings by J. Férat, engraved by Barbant. Cartonnage "golden globe" type 4, signed Engel. Back to the lighthouse. second board of type Engel "i". Blue guards, all golden slices. First polychrome dish decorated with gilt navigation instruments and green foliage. Fresh copy, almost completely free of foxing. (6p.) 368pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage sentimental en France et en Italie. Traduction nouvelle et notice de M. Emile Blémont.

      Paris, 1884 - Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titre, auteur et date dorés, tête dorée, couvertures illustrées conservées, exemplaire non rogné. [BRETAULT]. Illustrations de Maurice Leloir contenant 220 dessins dans le texte et 12 grandes compositions hors-texte imprimées en photogravure par l'imprimerie Goupil et Cie.Tirage à 25 exemplaires de luxe, sur japon impérial, non mis dans le commerce. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une charmante aquarelle originale : une femme fleurit la sculpture de l'auteur, encadrant le faux-titre imprimé.Exemplaire de Gaston Tissandier, avec un envoi autographe de Maurice Leloir : "Souvenir d'amitié 1884".Bon exemplaire malgré quelques légères traces blanches sur les plats de la reliure. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        RECOLLECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA MINING LIFE.

      San Francisco, CA: Dewey & Co., 1884. 16 pages of text. Original blue printed paper wrappers, with illustraion by Charles Nahl, with minor to moderate soiling and rubbing, and a few scuffs. There is one small stab hole at the lower corner running through all pages. In addition to the 5 interior illustrations, both covers are illustrated. See Howes D220. Wheat, Books of the Gold Rush #56: "crammed with gold discovery data." Detailed history of the first strikes, the men who made them, their fate, and the history of Sutter's Mill, where Marshall made the first strike. First edition.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Toasts èchangés a Prague le 26 Avril 1934.

      mit Frontispiz, zwei ganzseitigen Porträts der beiden Außenminister und zwei weiteren Abbildungen, unpaginiert 4, Broschiert, mit schönem lithographiertem Einband ( Stadtansicht Prags). mit Pergaminumschlag, dieser gebräunt und mit Randfehlstellen, innen sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel von Eduard Benes signiert und datiert, Kolophontext: "Il a été tiré de cette plaquette pour les éditions Orbis sur papier Zanders 300 exemplaires horse commerce avec cinq lithographies et cuverture de Václav Masek, Exemplar 123 von 300". Eduard Benes (* 28. Mai 1884 in Kolany - + 3. September 1948 in Sezimovo Ústí) kämpfte mit Masaryk für die Unabhängigkeit der Tschoslowakei und ist einer ihrer bedeutendsten Politiker. Er war Außenminister 1918-1935 und dann Präsident der Republik (1935-1938). Dann resignierte er wgen des Münchner Abkommens und trat am 5. Oktober 1938 als Präsident zurück und flog einige Tage später nach London. Sein Nachfolger wurde Emil Hácha. 1941 wurde Benes Präsident der tschoslowakischen Exilregierung in London, kam 1945 zurück nach Prag und wurde erneut Präsident der Republik bis zur Machtübernahme durch die Kommunisten im Jahre 1948. Im gleichen Jahr starb er. Louis Barthou (1862-1934) was mehrmals Minister der 3. Französischen Republik und Ministerpräsident von März bis Dezember 1913. 1934 war er französischer Außenminister und bemühte sich um die diplmatische Isolierung Nazi-Deutschlands, was insbesondere bei rechten Kreisen auf Widerstand stieß. Barthou starb nachi einem Attentat am 9.Oktober 1934 in Marseille zusammen mit König Alexander I. von Jugoslawien an einer Schußverletzung durch kroatische Terroristen, war also zum Zeitpunkt der Herausgabe des Buches am 15. Dezember 1934 nicht mehr am Leben, der Band kam damals nicht in den Buchhandel.

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        uvres

      Alphonse Lemerre 1884 - Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1884-95 10 volumes in-4 (28cm x 22cm) Tiré à 1200 exemplaires dont 50 sur Japon, 25 sur Chine, 25 sur Whatman et 1100 sur Hollande. Demi maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs, auteur, titre et date frappés or, tête dorées, fers du châteaux de Vert-Coeur frappés or sur les premiers plats, couvertures et dos conservés (Yseux Sc de Thierry Simier). Un des exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, celui-ci enrichi d'une suite sur Japon des eaux-fortes d'Henry Pille (N°458). De la bibliothèque du comte René Philippon (Ex-Libris) pour qui a été construit le Châteaux de Vert-Coeur à la fin du XIXe siècle. Bel ensemble, dos des reliures une teinte plus foncé, légers frottements sur les nerfs du tome I, en bel état par ailleurs; feuillets en bel état malgré de rares brunissures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Bruder Karamasow (The Brothers Karamazov)

      Leipzig: Verlag von Fr. Wilh. Grunow, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First German edition, cloth issue published by newspaper Die Grenzboten as noted on half-titles and spines, published simultaneously with wrappered and red cloth issues, neither with half titles. Complete in four octavo volumes. Volume I: Half-title + TP + [v] - viii+1leaf + 1 – 271 + [i]-xxxii- publisher’s ads on browned inferior stock; II: Half-title + TP + 1 - 272; III: Half-title + TP + 1 - 298; IV: Half-title + TP + 1 - 336. Original green cloth with gilt stamping and top edges, original dark green endpapers. In German, translated anonymously. Very Good with front hinges starting, a few light scuffs to bindings, bumped corners, light cup ring to front cover cloth of first volume, but internally clean, gilt nice and sharp. An attractive, unsophisticated set.The very first translation of Bra'tia Karamazovy [1879-1880] from the original Russian into any language, preceding the French version by four years and the English version by 28 years. The German public's interest in Dostoyevsky stemmed from the promotion and resounding success of 1882's German translation of Crime and Punishment.Scarce. No other copies currently for sale in the trade and no copies located outside of Europe in OCLC.

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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE anno VII

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1884. INTERLINGUE 0,47 In latino e greco, pagine brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, tagli non allineati e non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli neri, ingiallita al dorso, con lieve usura ai bordi e strappetti al piede ed alla cima USATO

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        Life in the Soudan:

      London: Remington & Co.,, 1884. Adventures amongst the Tribes, and Travels in Egypt, in 1881 and 1882. Octavo. Original orange-brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and decoration to front cover in black, black coated endpapers. With 2 autograph letters signed from the author (single bifolium, 180 × 114 mm; single sheet, 155 × 100 mm, with Williams's letterhead), and the publisher's prospectus ("Opinions of the Press", single gathering of 4 leaves of pink paper, wire-stitched, Geological Society ink-stamp) laid in. Half-tone portrait frontispiece, 6 wood-engraved plates. Recent monogram book-label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to the front pastedown. Ink-stamp of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, to the title page (see note). Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed, faint finger-soiling to gently rolled spine and to rear board, this last with a small nick to top edge, front board lightly bowed, finger-soiling to blank versos of a couple of plates. A very good copy. The first letter (single bifolium) in excellent condition, the second browned and slightly chipped along inner edge to no loss of text, and with a segment of the Geological Society ink-stamp to the upper outer corner; publisher's prospectus with the ink-stamp of the Geological Society, and chipped along spine, but holding. First and only edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Williams "With the author's compliments, October 1884" on the front free endpaper recto, together with an autograph letter (dated September 1884) presenting the copy to the president of the Royal Society, Edinburgh, and soliciting election as a fellow of the society. (The recipient was either the lawyer and politician Lord Moncrieff or his successor as president, Thomas Stevenson, pioneering architect of lighthouses.) Also laid in is a shorter autograph letter from Williams, dated 4 September 1886 evidently from another copy, presenting the book to the secretary of the Geological Society of London, together with a copy of the publisher's prospectus. Williams, a former surgeon-major in the Khedival Egyptian Army, was the medical officer in this lengthy hunting expedition to the isolated Kunama or Basé country on what is now the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea; in his letter to the RSE he describes it as an "unknown region on the border of Abyssinia". The party boarded a steamer from Brindisi to Alexandria and spent some time sightseeing in Cairo before sailing from Suez to Suakin on the Sudanese coast, continuing inland to Kassala and eventually reaching the homeland of the Kunama people, then currently engaged in conflict with the Beni-Amer tribe. The party also encountered the Hamran Arabs described by Sir Samuel Baker, the dedicatee of Life in the Soudan, in his classic Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia (1867), before making a return journey via Massawa on what is now the coast of Eritrea. Williams's account aroused considerable interest on publication as it described territory then under the control of the Mahdi. It is today highly uncommon, with two copies only traced at auction.

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        Traité élémentaire de mécanique céleste.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1884. ____ "Valuable text-book on mathematical astronomy." (Pr. Carjori.) Deuxième édition. Le faux-titre n'a pas été conservé par le relieur. Très bel exemplaire au dos décoratif. Ex-libris gravés: "Andrew Noble" et "Charles Gyselynck". Sotheran 14084. *-------*. In-4. [279 x 220 mm] Collation : XIX, (1), 459 pp. Demi-vélin à coins, dos très orné, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions [SIGNED]

      London: Seeley and Co, 1884. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 7.25 x 8.75 inches (18 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Original parchment wraps with the usual wrinkling, however only minimal loss to ends of spine. Marking and slight staining to covers. Some tears and creasing to edges of rear free endpaper. A couple of light marks to text but otherwise in very clean condition throughout. Inscribed by Edwin A. Abbott to the half title page: 'With the author's kind regards'. A nice solid example of the rare first printing. Overall condition is Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 100

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        Le neveu de Rameau. Satire par Denis Diderot. Revue sur les textes originaux et annotée par Maurice Tourneux. Portrait et illustrations par F.-A. Milius. Exemplaire truffé de 25 aquarelles originales signées ?Boudier?.

      Paris, P. Rouquette, éditeur, 1884, - gr. in-8vo, (23.8x16.5 cm), Portrait gravé + XXIX (faux-titre & titre + notice préliminaire) (+ 1) + 204 p. + 2 ff. + 8 planches gravées h.-t. (dont le portrait et 7 planches en 2 états =16 h.-t.) le tirage des gravures a été fait par M. Clément, qqs taches par-ci par-là, généralement ex. frais., un des 150 exemplaires sur papier manufactures impériales du Japon num. (le num. a été vilainement tracé) reliure en demi-maroquin citron aux coins (ou brun clair), dos richement orné or avec auteur, titre et date, plat couvert de papier marbré, gardes identiques, couvertures de la brochure orig. cons. (qqs taches), tête doré (reliure signé Champs-Stroobants). Bel exemplaire. Illustré avec de magnifiques aquarelles d?Edouard-Louis Boudier, né à Paris (ca. 1845) et mort en 1909, Ec. Fr. Peintre et aquarelliste, il exposa e.a. au salon à partir de 1874.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Benezit 2, 216; Flety p. 41 (V. Champs) & p.164 ( Jean Stroobands). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le Figaro. Supplément du dimanche. L?Expédition du Tonkin racontée par les Chinois.

      Samedi 28 juin 1884, - 64 x 87 cm, double page originale du supplément de ?Le Figaro? reproduisant deux grandes gravures chinoises coloriées à la main, texte en français et chinois, 2 feuilles montées sur toile, L'Expédition du Tonkin etait une opération militaire française opérée sous la Troisième République et qui donne lieu à la guerre franco-chinoise. Elle a provoqué en mars 1885 la chute du cabinet de Jules Ferry, attaqué par la droite monarchiste et l'extrême-gauche radicale, Clemenceau en tête.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      Edition illustrated with drawings by J. Férat, engraved by Barbant.Cartonnage "golden globe" type 4, signed Engel. Back to the lighthouse. second board of type Engel "i". Blue guards, all golden slices. First polychrome dish decorated with gilt navigation instruments and green foliage.Fresh copy, almost completely free of foxing. Hetzel Paris 1884 in-8 (18x27,5cm) (6p.) 368pp. relié

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        Origin of Species : By Means of Natural Selection

      John Murray, London 1884 - Sixth Edition. Original green cloth publishers boards with original clean brown endpapers. No inscriptions. A truly superb copy, no resoration and hardly ever used. Bright tight clean copy of 458pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [HIMALAYAS] Ocherki puteshestviya v Gimalayi g-na i g-zhi Vereshchaginykh [i.e. Sketches of a Journey to the Himalayas by Mr. and Mrs. Vereshchagin]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of M.M. Stasiulevich, 1884. 2 vols. Vol. 1. Sikkim. Second edition. Vol. 2. Kashmir, Ladakh. [2], 86; 135 pp. Octavo. With twenty woodcut plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Original publisher's illustrated wrappers. Previous owner's pencil inscriptions on the front wrappers and the title pages, wrappers are age toned with minor chipping of extremities , vol. 2. with the spine lacking, otherwise very good internally clean copy. First edition. Very rare. Little known account of the first travel to India of famous Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904) written by his first wife Elizaveta Kondratyevna (1856-1941); nee Elizabeth Maria Fischer, German born, was married to Vereshchagin in 1871-90). The text was initially written in German, as Elizaveta Vereshchagina wasn't fluent in Russian, and then translated into Russian by Vereshchagin himself. The book was published in the well-known Saint Petersburg typography of Mikhail Stasyulevich, the first volume had two identical print runs, both issued in 1883. The book has never been reissued or translated into other languages. The book describes the Vereshchagin spouses' travel to India, Eastern Himalayas, Kashmir and Ladakh in 1874-76. The first volume details the journey to Sikkim, including descriptions of Darjeeling, trekking to the Dzongri Top of the Goecha La mountain pass (over 4200 m.) to paint views of Kanchenjunga and surrounding Himalayan peaks, with interesting notes on the effects of altitude sickness and snow blindness (the spouses ascended Dzongri in January, in spite of numerous advice against it, and stayed there for three days); visits to several local monasteries (Pemayangtse, Sanga Choeling, Tashiding, Namchi), towns of Yuksom and Tumlong, audience with the young king of Sikkim Thutob Namgyal (1860-1914), and acquaintance with the Sikkim equivalent of Dalay-Lama whose portrait Vereshchagin painted while in Tumlong, and others. The second volume describes the journey to Kashmir and Ladakh, with stops in Lahore and Srinagar, Wular Lake; Dras, Kargil, and Shergol stations, Ladakh's capital Leh, several local monasteries (Lamayuru, Hemis, Shey, Phyang, and others), Lakes Pangong and Moriri, Simla and Narkanda mountain stations, and others. The account is lively and entertaining, presenting a strenuous travel to the Northern India and the Himalayas from a woman's perspective. The book is richly illustrated with reproductions of Indian views and portraits of the locals by Vasily Vereshchagin (he did over 150 sketches during this first Indian travel); interesting details of the circumstances in which some of the sketches were made are often provided. Elizaveta noted on several occasions that she was the first European woman to visit some of the monasteries and villages in Sikkim, Ladakh and Kashmir. The travelers often had to overcome obstacles created by British authorities who suspected that Vereshchagin was on service of the Russian intelligence service, and him painting Himalayan mountain passes and settlements was a part of Russia's plan to ascertain the approaches to Tibet. Overall a very interesting early Russian journey to the Himalayas written from a woman's point of view. Worldcat locates only three paper copies (Yale, Columbia, Harvard).

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        A History Of Philadelphia, From The Time Of The First Settlement On The Delaware To The Consolidation Of The City And Districts In 1854.

      Mounted and Bound By Payson & Nicholson for Edwin R. Cope,, Philadelphia 1884 - b/w; 4to, original three quarters red morocco and cloth, gilt, gilt spine compartments, top edges gilt, raised bands; joints, edges, corners, and bands occasionally rubbed, small bit of black residue [dime sized], possibly wax, on cloth of front cover of vol. 5. Light waving to mounting sheets. Scattered Maps, illustrations. Internally clean. Presumed unique set with text mounted on heavy paper sheets, in custom binding. Fascinating incidents and tales neatly mounted on red framed heavy stock. Includes many apocryphal stories and legends as well as historical incidints. The source is unknown but doubtless a newspaper or magazine as all entries are of uniform typography. Professionally mounted text appears fresh and unworn. With illustrations. Possibly an early proof/mockup for the 3 volume printed edition later that year. 9.5 x 12.5 ; 50 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mr D. Lindsay's Explorations through Arnheim's [sic] Land

      [Adelaide], Government Printer, 1884. Foolscap folio, 21 pages plus a large folding map (575 x 855 mm). Recent quarter leather and gilt-lettered cloth; very short tear to the map near the stub expertly repaired; a fine copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 239 of 1883-84; one of only 680 copies. Leaving Katherine in late July 1883, Lindsay 'led a Government expedition of six men into Arnhem Land. He followed the overland telegraph ... to Roper Creek. He travelled east to the Chambers River and on to the Roper River. He surveyed along the north bank of the Roper to its confluence with Leichhardt's Wilton River and followed the Wilton upstream to the junction with the Mainoru River. Returning to the Roper, he went downstream until he reached its tidal flats, about twenty miles from Limmen Bight. A broad line of country was then explored to the north and the expedition reached the Gulf of Carpentaria near latitude 14* S, opposite Groote Eylandt. A general north-west course was taken and the Goyder River traced to the coast at Castlereagh Bay. Directing the expedition homeward, Lindsay crossed the Blyth River above its tidal influence, and reached the Mann River, a tributary of the Liverpool. Following a south-westerly course now, the party reached the banks of the Liverpool River and followed it to its source. Continuing south, they came to another stream, which Lindsay described as the "supposed Cadell River", but he had come again to the banks of the Mann, which was also followed to its source. Crossing the watershed between the northerly and westerly flowing rivers of central Arnhem Land the expedition came to the headwaters of the Katherine River' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate: 'The Discovery and Exploration of Australia') and thence back to Katherine in early November, having covered 1916 miles. 'Rivers and Creeks from my exploration' are overprinted with a wide grey-blue band on this most detailed map. Lindsay notes in his journal that the 'natives are very numerous, and inclined to be hostile', and he gives a detailed account of an incident when 'After seeing the coast we started west for the Liverpool, lost our horses in the tableland for five days, were attacked by natives and [were] compelled to fire on them in self defence'. McLaren 12615.

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        Cookery for Beginners

      D. LOTHROP & CO, BOSTON, MD 1884 - General shelf wear, broken hinges, soiled cover, tanned pages, few page edges chipped, some pages soiled, PO's sticker on inner board, tanned spine, and some foxing. This is a very early cook book. rare DATE PUBLISHED: 1884 EDITION: 152 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism

      Diagrams and equations to the text. Second edition. 8vo., cloth. London, Macmillan and Co.

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        [Poster]. Mrs. Partington

      Cleveland: W.J. Morgan & Co. Lith., 1884. First edition. A very good copy, margin restored at the left edge, spotting to top margin, remnant of text banner affixed to bottom (Condition B+).. Color lithograph. Illustrated with five vignettes of Mrs. Partington in action. Mrs. Partington, the American version of Mrs. Malaprop, was the creation of the Boston writer Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890). She appeared in three of this works: Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington (1854); Partingtonian Patchwork (1873); and Ike and his Friends (1879). "The book... was a favorite of [Mark Twain's]. He probably intended the picture of Mrs. P[artington] on the last page of Tom Sawyer as both a tribute to Shillaber and an acknowledgment of the kinship between the two aunts and their mischevious nephews (Stephen Railton: Mark Twain in His Times, Tom Sawyer, Sources & Pretexts: twain.lib.virginia.edu/tomsawye/tomhompg.html). The character appeared on the stage as early as 1862 at Barnum's American Museum. The actor / comedian Joseph H. Keane toured with this operetta adaptation in the 1880s and was advertised in 1884 as "A genuine New England home picture in four acts and a hundred laughable tableaux, founded on the mythical career of mirth-provoking conversations of that famous old lady, the pranks of her mischievous son Ike, and perhaps of her acquaintances which are familiar ideals in every household in the land." The poster was most likely for this 1884 tour, which played at the Fulton Opera House in February. As Will Howe wrote: "Her benevolent face, her use of catnip tea, her faith in the almanac, her domestic virtue, and her knowledge of the most significant facts in the life of every person in the village immediately made a large circle of readers recognize the lifelike portrayal of a person known in every American community. It is interesting to observe that her nephew Ike and his experience with the dog and cat and with "spirits" is a striking prototype of Tom Sawyer in his relationship to his Aunt Polly" ("Early Humorists, The Cambridge History of American Literature/Book II/Chapter XIX, p. 155). Rare. We could locate no copies of this or any other posters for any production of Mrs. Partington despite its popularity. The Univ. of Chicago has a playbill for an April 21, 1884 production at the Chicago Museum.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Original Paperback Wisden No Restoration

      1884. Hi, I recently purchased a set of Wisdens and the first 50 of the run were in a suitcase that had not been opened for over 50 years. This lot is an 1884 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year. The spine paper is excellent, just some wear to the ends and to the side. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some darkness to them, mainly in the middle of the front cover. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Spotting to page block but not much at all inside the book. Some rounding off on the corners of the covers and first couple of pages. No restoration.

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        LA DIVINA COMEDIA

      - La divina comedia por Dante Alighieri. Según el texto de las ediciones más autorizadas y correctas. Nueva traducción directa del Italiano por D. Cayetano Rosell. Completamente anotada y con un prólogo biográfico-crítico, escrito por el muy ilustre presidente que fue de la Academia Española D. Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch. Ilustrada por Doré.- Barcelona, Montaner y Simón, Editor, 1884; 2 tomos en folio (39 x 28 cm) holandesa editorial, lomo con hierros y plano superior con estampación en seco y dorados profusamente ilustrada. Encuadernación firmada Domenech Barcelona; 1º, Parte primera El Infierno, anteportada- portada, retrato- XXVI-232 pp. 1h. 75 láminas. 2º, Parte segunda, El Purgatorio, anteportada-portada, 192 pp. 42 láminas sigue Tercera parte El Paraiso, 190 pp. 1h. 18 láminas. Ejemplar con exlibris de anterior propietario en hoja de guarda, limpio y completo ejemplar. Edición estimada por las láminas de Dore. Palau: 68289

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        La locomotion aérienne - Recherches sur la navigation aérienne. Essai de comparaison entre les principaux systèmes

      A. Pouillard - J. Baudry, 1884. (15,5 x 23,5) PRIME DIZIONI. Mezza pelle coeva con tit. in oro al dorso (sciupato). 112 pp. e 7 tavv. rip. fuori testo; (4), 45 pp. I contributi di Goupil alla storia dell'aeronautica sono molteplici e significativi. Fu uno dei primi ad analizzare matematicamente e tecnicamente il problema della locomozione aerea. In questo importante lavoro, il suo progetto di un aeroplano a vapore fu per alcuni aspetti profetico: la linea aerodinamica, l'elica posta davanti, i pattini di coda flessibili per assorbire gli urti durante l'atterraggio, e sopratutto i due regolatori progettati per correggere il beccheggio, potrebbero tutti apparire nei progetti che vediamo oggigiorno. Goupil: Brockett 5403; Sotheran 20789; Dollfuss & Bouche, Histoire de l'Aéronautique, p. 128; Tissandier p. 24; L'Art Ancien Cat.70 n. 119. Bruignac: Brockett 2299; Maggs Bros. Cat. 545 , n. 245

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

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and floral centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, roll to turn-ins gilt, dark green plain endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. With 174 black and white illustrations. First edition, first issue. With publisher's catalogue dated Oct 1884. The English edition precedes the American first edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Photo-Micrographs and How to Make Them. Illustrated by Forty-Seven Photographs of Microscopic Objects, Photo-Micrographs Reproduced by the Heliotype Process.

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1884. - Second printing (originally published in 1883). xv, [1], [17]-204 pp; 20 heliotype plates (Frontispiece = plate I). Original cloth. Top & bottom of spine worn, else Very Good. 'This book on how to make photomicrographs is of obvious importance in the history of medical photography' (Burns, American Medical Publications with Photographs, pp. 1244-45). '[Sternberg] was skillful at making photomicrographs and often illustrated his publications with his own work, thus showing to the American medical profession in 1881 one of the earliest photographs of the tubercle bacillus . . . ' (Kelly & Burrage, American Medical Biographies). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wilson's Tales of the Borders And Of Scotland Historical Traditionary and Imaginative

      9 - London - Walter Scott 1884 - An anthological work of traditional Scottish tales. Complete, with 24 volumes bound as 12. In lovely uniform half calf bindings with the scottish thistle gilt stamped to the spines. Written by John Mackay Wilson and Alexander Leighton. Mackay Wilson was responsible for the first six volumes of this work. This popular story serial was then continued by Mackay Wilson's brother. Leightonwas appointed editor and chief story writer of the works which was then re-issued with additions. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, smart with light rubbing o the head and tail of spines and to the extremities. A few marks to boards. Front hinge to Vol 3/4 is slightly strained but firm. Both hinges to 7/8 are slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to 13/14 is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to volume 23/4 is slightly strained but firm with the front endpaper loosening. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spots. Overall: VERYGOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Poster]. Mrs. Partington

      Cleveland: W.J. Morgan & Co. Lith., 1884. First edition. A very good copy, margin restored at the left edge, spotting to top margin, remnant of text banner affixed to bottom (Condition B+).. Color lithograph. Illustrated with five vignettes of Mrs. Partington in action. Mrs. Partington, the American version of Mrs. Malaprop, was the creation of the Boston writer Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890). She appeared in three of this works: Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington (1854); Partingtonian Patchwork (1873); and Ike and his Friends (1879). "The book... was a favorite of [Mark Twain's]. He probably intended the picture of Mrs. P[artington] on the last page of Tom Sawyer as both a tribute to Shillaber and an acknowledgment of the kinship between the two aunts and their mischevious nephews (Stephen Railton: Mark Twain in His Times, Tom Sawyer, Sources & Pretexts: twain.lib.virginia.edu/tomsawye/tomhompg.html). The character appeared on the stage as early as 1862 at Barnum's American Museum. The actor / comedian Joseph H. Keane toured with this operetta adaptation in the 1880s and was advertised in 1884 as "A genuine New England home picture in four acts and a hundred laughable tableaux, founded on the mythical career of mirth-provoking conversations of that famous old lady, the pranks of her mischievous son Ike, and perhaps of her acquaintances which are familiar ideals in every household in the land." The poster was most likely for this 1884 tour, which played at the Fulton Opera House in February. As Will Howe wrote: "Her benevolent face, her use of catnip tea, her faith in the almanac, her domestic virtue, and her knowledge of the most significant facts in the life of every person in the village immediately made a large circle of readers recognize the lifelike portrayal of a person known in every American community. It is interesting to observe that her nephew Ike and his experience with the dog and cat and with "spirits" is a striking prototype of Tom Sawyer in his relationship to his Aunt Polly" ("Early Humorists, The Cambridge History of American Literature/Book II/Chapter XIX, p. 155). Rare. We could locate no copies of this or any other posters for any production of Mrs. Partington despite its popularity. The Univ. of Chicago has a playbill for an April 21, 1884 production at the Chicago Museum.

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        À rebours, 1884, Edition Originale

      Charpentier - À rebours est un roman de Joris-Karl Huysmans paru en 1884. La particularité de ce roman est qu'il ne s'y passe presque rien : la narration se focalise principalement sur le personnage principal, des Esseintes, un antihéros esthète et excentrique, et constitue une sorte de catalogue de ses goûts et dégoûts. On considère aujourd'hui cet ouvrage comme un manifeste de l'esprit décadent qui prend forme dans les dernières années du xixe siècle. À rebours a contribué à éloigner Huysmans du naturalisme de Zola : la plupart des thèmes présents dans l'œuvre sont ou seront associés à l'esthétique symboliste. Des Esseintes apparaît comme l'archétype du jeune homme européen atteint du « mal du siècle » : on peut dire que l'auteur voit dans la décadence un dépassement à la fois du romantisme et du naturalisme. Edition Originale par Charpentier en 1884, reliure demi chagrin à coins en bon état avec un dos à 4 nerfs orné d’ une pièce de titre gravée à l’ or fin et des plats marbrés , intérieur avec des tranches marbrés en bon état à l’ exception de la page de titre qui est affectée par quelques rousseurs, format in 12, 294 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse. Princess of Great Britain and Ireland. Biographical Sketch and Letters.

      1884 - Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, one other engraved portrait. First English edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, re-backed and strengthened, re-using the original spine and endpapers. London, John Murray. Translated by the subject's sister and Queen Victoria's fifth child, Helena, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. A presentation copy from Queen Victoria, inscribed on the second front free endpaper 'To Lord Carlingford from Victoria RI - Balmoral - June 5. 1884'. Carlingford was a Liberal politician, who at the time of this inscription was Lord Privy Seal under Gladstone between 1881 and 1885, and was Lord President of the Councilbetween 1883 and 1885. He kept a journal, selections from which were published by the OUP in 1971 as 'Lord Carlingford's Journal: reflections of a Cabinet Minister 1885'. Engraved armorial bookplate by John Coleridge to the front pastedown of Francis Fortescue Urquhart, small label above it lettered NBM 1, binder's ticket to the rear pastedown spine faded and rubbed, inner hinges strengthened, endpapers foxed. Magazine clipping to the front free endpaper of Princess Alice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La Syrie d'Aujourd'hui, Voyages dans la phénicie, le Liban et la Judée 1875 -1880.

      Hachette et Cie, 1884. Fort & grand in-4, demi-chagrin crerise, plats richement décoré noir et or, 675 pp. Une grande carte repliée en couleurs de la Palestine in-fine (petits accrocs de pliage) , huit autres cartes et 364 illustrations dans le texte s. Un mors fendillés en tête. Rousseurs eparses. Très lég. hum. marginale en tête des premiers ff. Coupes, coins et coiffes frottés. Bon exemplaire. Première édition de ce récit de voyage du docteur Lortet, en mission pour collecter des matériaux botaniques et zoologiques destinés Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Lyon. Illustrations d'après ces propres dessins ou bien d'après photographies (notamment de la Maison Bonfils à Beyrouth)

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        Mireille poème provençal. Traduction française de l'auteur accompagnée du texte original. Edition de grand luxe contenant les eaux-fortes et les vignettes d'Eugène Burnand et les encadrements en couleur de H.-L. Pallandre.

      Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1884, en feuilles, sous portefeuille de l'éditeur. - in-folio de 1 portrait en eau-forte-(8)-304 pp. + 24 eaux-fortes accompagnées chacune d'un feuillet de légende ; Talvart et Place XVIII, p. 72 : D.Edition de luxe, illustrée et première dans ce format, tirée à 150 exemplaires sur papier Japon (seul tirage). Cette édition, semblable à l'édition ordinaire de 1884, contient en plus 25 eaux-fortes dessinées et gravées par Eugène Burnand, 47 dessins du même artiste, 12 encadrements en couleurs d'après les aquarelles de H.-L. Pallandre, 12 cartouches dessinés par H. Scott.

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        A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY AND OTHER POEMS.

      - Pp. [ii]+192(last blank)+32(publisher's catalogue, dated October 1884); uncut; dark green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, upper board with single gilt rule border, the boards a trifle marked, fore-corners lightly worn; uncut; upper hinge starting, outer leaves faintly offset, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; Chatto & Windus, London, 1884. Second edition. *Inscribed in ink on blank preliminary 'To [recipient's name neatly rubbed out] with kind regards from A. C. Swinburne.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three romantic pastoral scenes in Sparta, Greece].

      Greece 1895 and 1889 1884 - Three watercolours with gouache, each depicting young shepherds, two in romantic conversation with a young shepherdess, the third reclining in a reverie on a clifftop, the two earlier, southern Peloponnesian, crepuscular landscapes looking over olive groves towards mountains and coastline, dated 1884 and 1889, the last, set on veranda overlooking the sea, dated 1895, all three signed with the artist's monogram, 25 x 34 cm, 24 x 47 cm, and 24 x 44 cm, respectively. Percy Anderson (c.1851-1928) is best remembered as a successful stage and costume designer, this tangent of his artistic career starting within the time span of these three watercolours with his work for Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy Opera production of The Yeoman of the Guard, in 1888, and which continued for all their subsequent productions. One of a circle of similarly financially independent, cultured, homosexual men, Anderson was described a 'dainty, naughty, rococo man'. Despite the superficially romantic narrative of peasant boy meets girl in these watercolours, the tableaux vivant interest in earthy, young, southern European men, as portrayed more explicitly in the photographs of Anderson's German contemporary, Wilhelm von Gloeden, nevertheless shines through in the animated passion of these three shepherds, in contrast to the seeming passive indifference of their would be paramours. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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