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        A Stern Chase and a Long One

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card. 14 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches. (of mount) 21 1/2 x 27 3/8 inches. Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. A Stern Chase and a Long One depicts a race that took place in June of 1876 between the Countess of Dufferin, the America, the Grant and Madeleine. The Madeleine came in first, America second (both American boats), and the Countess of Dufferin, a Canadian yacht, finished third. Jacobsen. Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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        A decree of Star Chamber concerning printing, made July 11, 1637: reprinted by the Grolier Club from the first edition by Robert Barker, 1637.

      A specimen of the first book published by the Grolier Club, universally praised for its elegant typography and execution of printing, offered complete in its rare, untouched original state in the publisher's Japan paper facsimile binding by Alfred Matthews after a Roger Payne panel design, letters and ornamentation imprinted in gold leaf, laid in the original umber chemise, sleeved in the original umber slipcase with mounted paper title label on the spine, ownership documentation from 2 prominent American bibliophiles on the endpapers, a small label in front, a bookplate at rear. Offered is example 112 on handmade Holland paper, the number stamped in blue ink under the limitation. The title for the Grolier's first book was proposed by the printer-scholar, Theodore Low de Vinne, one of the Club's 9 co-founders, its beginnings traced to a January 23, 1884 meeting at Robert Hoe's home, the club name, after Jean Grolier, chosen in early February, its purpose, "to foster the study, collecting and appreciation of books and works on paper, their art, history, production, and commerce". PRINTING: done under the supervision of chief foreman, Daniel De Vinne, $2 for subscribers, $4 after, on Holland paper with Dutch capitals for the italic, in homage to the origins of New York City, (established by the Dutch as New Amsterdam), stated printing-148 on Holland and 2 on vellum. In actuality, 2 additional vellum examples were printed and Holland paper examples 149 & 150 were destroyed; so the true limitation is 146 on Holland paper and 4 on vellum. Issued December, 1884. IMPORTANCE: The 1637 Decree by the Court of Star Chamber, directed by Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, in part to curtail the influence of Puritans and religious non-conformists, enacted a more stringent set of regulations for the book trade. With its apparatus for censorship of free speech and suppression of religious non-conformism by Government, it is an influential text in the early history of the American Colonies and the United States, and the study of civil liberties in the law. In effect for only 4 years, it was largely reincarnated by Parliament in the Licensing Order of 1643 to which in response, Milton wrote, "Areopagitica: A speech of Mr. John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the Parliament of England", a precursor to the political thought of John Locke, the Bill of Rights, 1689, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Bill of Rights, 1789. CONDITION DETAIL: Endpapers: Front: In pencil, 2 seller notes and former price; slight offset from small owner label. Rear: excellent. Pages: 4 leaves, C1-C4 with 2 cup-edge crescent stains, one to either side of the gutter head, otherwise pages are fine. Wrappers: Upper: some soil spots. Lower: 2 center beverage stains. Spine: vertical wear lines, foot with some wear. Binding: solid: At foot, front joint splitting for 8 mm (.31 inches), front hinge cracking: At foot, rear joint splitting for 2 mm, rear hinge excellent. Chemise: clean and bright: trace top & bottom edge wear: light spine wear (location where chemise pulled from case). Case: slight top & bottom edge wear: some stain spots: rear panel rubs. Title label: 2 shallow, scalloped edge chips, 1 small and slight soiling. Owner Labels: front with soiling: rear fine. PROVENANCE: 1) G. (George) H. Richmond [1849-1904] noted turn of the century New York City bookseller and an authority on early printed books, his handwritten mounted ticket with December 1901 acquisition date on the front endpaper; 2) William Easton Louttit (Jr.) [1904-1973] of Providence Rhode Island, noted collector including of H. P. Lovecraft and former chief archivist of Special Collections for Brown University, his bookplate with typed title entry mounted on the rear endpaper recto. SIZE: Case: 241 x 163 mm. Book: Quarto, as issued, 231 x 154 mm (9.09 x 6.06 inches). FORMAT: Publisher's cream Japan paper wrappers, letters on upper wrapper, a Baroque ornamental design on all sides, panel borders with stars, flowers and semi-circles with further embellished corner ornamentation, wrappers folded in the French style after Jouaust over inner white paper wrappers, sewn with gatherings of 4 leaves and folding, umber chemise and umber slipcase, spine with mounted beige paper title label with black letters. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 48 leaves with 12 decorations, none repeated, 11 b/w [ 2 title page vignettes, 1 color; 3 headpieces, 2 tailpieces, 4 decorated initials and 1 full-page coat of arms. 5 leaves, preliminaries including 1884 justification leaf, 1884 title page leaf decorated with color medallion vignette of the Grolier Club seal; 3 leaves, added 1884 preface; 33 paginated leaves, reprinting of the 33 articles of the Decree regulating licensing, importation, employee relations, etc, on 31 leaves, running title-Decree of Starre Chamber, preceded by 2 leaves, the A1 leaf with solitary woodcut piece and the A2 leaf with decorated 1637 title page and verso with full-page b/w woodcut of the Royal coat of arms (Lion gardant-unicorn argent, etc, from James I (Steele 24); added 1884 Appendix, 11 pages on 6 leaves including footnotes from Macaulay, commentary with historical background on Articles VI, VII, XIV, XV, XVII, XXVII AND XXVIII; and 1 rear leaf on the De Vinne printing. REFERENCE: For original, Pforzheimer 355; ESTC S105578; Clegg, Press Censorship in Jacobean England; Siebert, Freedom of the Press in England. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Together with the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. Johnsoniana. In five volumes

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

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        The Book of The Thousand Nights and One Nights

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

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

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

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

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        Mediaeval Military Architecture in England

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

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        Oeuvres Compl?tes De Alfred De MussetIn Eleven Volumes

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

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

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

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        A Treatise on Contempt Including Civil and Criminal Contempts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Reminiscencias do Japao.

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

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        Documents epigraphiques recueillis dans le nord de l'Arabie

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

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

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

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        LA REGENTA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Breezy Day, Outside. [XVII]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, removed from the original mount, very fine condition. 14 5/16 x 20 5/8 inches. Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. A Breezy Day, Outside depicts, from left to right, the schooners Columbia, Sappho and Palmer. Columbia was built by Van Deysen in 1871, Palmer built by Byerly and Sons in 1865 and the most noteworthy, Sappho built by Poillon Brothers in 1867. The schooner Sappho famously made a run of 318 miles in sixteen days, three hours and twenty six minutes, one of her four victories in international races. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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        A Place to Be. Words and Images by Eugenie Torgerson

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

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

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

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

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

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      San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott & Co., 1884.. [9],20-304,[1]pp. plus maps and numerous unnumbered leaves of lithographs. Folio. Contemporary half sheep and publisher&#39;s cloth, tooled in blind and gilt. Boards scuffed and stained. Top edge lightly dampstained, minor scattered foxing. About very good. The first "full-scale history of Idaho" (Howes). This work contains illustrations of Idaho Territory&#39;s prominent citizens and their homes, including many specific ranches and farms; many of the buildings in Boise as well as street-scenes and views of other towns; mines, mills, and other industries of the territory; and a map of the territory with an inset of Old Faithful Geyser. The frontispiece is a view of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River. The introductory remarks indicate that the text has been divided into twenty-six sections for easy reference, including a history of the Northwest Territory; missionaries and immigration; a description of Idaho Territory&#39;s physical features, climate, soils, and natural resources; the "state of society in the Territory," biographical sketches of prominent citizens, and public schools; the native peoples and animals; and "miscellaneous historical matters." In the section entitled "Primitive Inhabitants," the native tribes of the area are listed, with a brief description of each: "The Pend d&#39;Oreilles are peaceable, industrious, and, in the main, self-supporting. Many of them have adopted the dress, and, in a measure, the customs and habits of civilized people....The Kootenay&#39;s are an indolent, thriftless people, too cowardly to fight, too indolent to work, and many of them too lazy to hunt....The Shoshones are well supplied with good horses, and warmly and decently clad, with the single exception, dirt." And so forth. There is an extensive section on the Nez Perce, encompassing the Nez Perce War and efforts to relocate the tribe to a reservation. This work contains a remarkable group of lithographs illustrating ranches, houses, and properties in the Territory, making it a tremendous visual resource for the American West. HOWES I2 "aa". EBERSTADT 131:349.

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      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 279 x 191 mm (11 x 7 1/2"). Eight volumes. Edited by Justin Winsor. FIRST EDITION. Simple but pleasing contemporary black half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands accented with gilt rules, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With more than 1,000 in-text illustrations, maps, and charts. With the bookplate of Samuel Nelson Sawyer in each volume. Minor wear to raised bands, faint darkening at edges of leaves, otherwise an excellent set, the attractive bindings very sturdy, and the fresh, clean leaves with few signs of use. Compiled by the prominent librarian-turned-historian Justin Winsor (1831-1897) and published over a period of six years, this ambitious work covers the history of North and South America, including the history of the Spanish, Portuguese, and British on the continent. Winsor gathered 39 scholars and contributors for the work but, in the end, wrote roughly half of the eight-volume publication himself, including most of the critical and bibliographical essays. Credited for his influence in professionalizing the field of librarianship, Winsor is probably best remembered for his role in founding the American Library Association in 1876, and for serving as its first president for 10 years. As the Librarian of Harvard College, a position he held for the rest of his life, he made crucial changes that are taken for granted in today&#39;s model of the university library: open stacks for students and a unification of campus libraries. His interest in history led him to write numerous books, the "Narrative and Critical History" being among his most successful, having attained the honor of being a standard reference source in its time. Our former owner Samuel Nelson Sawyer (1858-1939) served for almost 20 years as a trial judge in the Supreme Court of New York and two years on the appellate bench. He was very active in the Masons, achieving the title of "Most Worshipful Grand Master.".

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        The Origin of Species

      The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection, Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin. London: John Murray, 1884. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections. (twenty-sixth thousand). 8vo (Approx 5in.x7.5in., 130mmx190mm). pp, [xxi], 458 including half title, folding diagram at pg. 90 and index.Prize binding. Full smooth tan calf with raised bands forming six compartments. Leather lable with gilt titles plus ornate gilt-stamped paneled devices to spine compartments. Dual gilt-stamped borders to front and rear boards. Royal Agricultural College gilt-stamped crest to front board. Decorated gilt to board edges. Marbled fore-edges and end pieces.Light rubbing to extremities. A few nicks and scrapes to boards, else binding is straight, tight, and clean. Hinges and text block are strong. No chipping, fraying, or bumping. Royal Agricultural College bookplate to front pastedown. Unobrusive foxing limited to free end papers and foldout only, else interior pages are clean and crisp. Overall condition to be near fine to NF plus.Freeman #412.

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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. FIRST EDITIONS of the last three works. Hardcover. 222 x 143 mm (8 3/4 x 5 5/8"). 15 volumes. FIRST EDITIONS of the last three works. Pleasing contemporary dark blue three-quarter morocco by Bickers & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spine gilt in single-ruled compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Tiny chip to top of one spine, three joints with short cracks at head, minor dulling from leather preservative, first volume with hinge open at rear (but the volume quite sound), one leaf with older tissue paper repair to head-edge tear (into text, but legibility not lost), other trivial defects, but still quite an attractive set in excellent condition, clean and fresh internally, and in bright, solid bindings showing little wear. This is an appealing group of four scarce works, three of them first editions, by a father and son who also wrote novels, and brought the same engaging, readable style to their non-fiction. Justin McCarthy (1830-1912) was a journalist and novelist whose major work "History of Our Own Times" (1878) was an enormously popular account of Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, written from a Liberal point of view. It went to a number of editions, and our 1901 edition of his major work covers the accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880 in four volumes, with a fifth volume supplement updating the history to the queen&#39;s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. McCarthy began publishing "History of the Four Georges and William IV" in 1884, but failing eyesight and ill health forced him to hand the work over to his son for completion; volume II appeared in 1890, and volumes III and IV in 1901. Justin Huntly McCarthy (1859-1936) penned two histories of his own, included here: "The French Revolution" (1890, 1897; four volumes) and "Queen Anne" (1902; two volumes).

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        Nerto Nouvello Prouvencalo [Nerte Nouvelle Provencale] [Signed Association Copy and with 8 Autograph Letters Signed -- 9 Mistral Signatures]

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et cie., 1884. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, finely bound in red morocco-backed boards with marbled paper sides, spine in compartments with gilt author name, title, and year, marbled endpapers, with the original wrappers bound in; the hinges (internal) have been professionally reinforced with cloth, SIGNED BY FREDERIC MISTRAL AND WITH 8 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED TIPPED IN; a narrative poem based on a chronicle of the Avignon Popes and given in the form of a short story. An excellent copy with the original faintly soiled wrappers bound in and with an illustrated frontispiece. First edition, first printing, of this work of poetic fiction, in parallel French-Provençale text, by poet and philologist Frederic Mistral (1830-1914). Mistral devoted his life to the recording, championing and composing of Occitan literature and language (the Langue d&#39;Oc), and Nerto was published while Mistral was in the process of creating his Lou Tresor dóu Félibrige (1878-1886), which is still the most comprehensive dictionary of the Occitan language. Frederic Mistral won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist". Mistral specifically cited "Nerto", along with a few of his other major works, in his autobiographical profile written in connection with the award of the Prize to him and, in his speech presenting the Prize to Mistral, C.D. af Wirsén, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, described the work as one that "offers many beautiful pages for the reader&#39;s admiration." This is a PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the half title, by Mistral to the important Parisian writer, publisher and literary editor Edouard Champion as follows: "A Monsieur Champion, l&#39;éditeur du poète philologic, hommage cordial, F. Mistral" and contains 8 autograph letters signed by Mistral, all addressed to Edouard Champion between 1896 and 1905, and most of a literary concern. Signed copies of "Nerto" are quite uncommon, and signed Association copies, as offered here, are scarce. An Association copy of Mistral&#39;s "Nerto" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY FREDERIC MISTRAL TO THE IMPORTANT LITERARY FIGURE EDOUARD CHAMPION TOGETHER WITH 8 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY MISTRAL TO CHAMPION. A RARE COPY WITH A REMARKABLE NINE FREDERIC MISTRAL SIGNATURES.

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        Naïs Micoulin

      Paris: G. Charpentier, 1884 First edition of the author&#39;s scarce short story collection. Bound in contemporary quarter calf. Signed and inscribed by author to half title page. Light wear and rubbing to edges, flaking of calf to spine, some very light scattered foxing, otherwise very good. Short stories include Naïs Micoulin, Nantas, La Mort d&#39;Olivier Becaille, Madame Neigeon, Les Coquillages de M. Chabre, and Jacques Damour.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Waverley Novels. 48 volume set Roxburgh Edition

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and fading to covers. Occasional foxing. Some annotation in two volumes. 1884. Roxburgh Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 12000pp :: engravings on steel and wood :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") :: N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination .

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        TREASURE ISLAND. With Illustrations

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good. viii, [1]-292, [12 ads] pages. 12 pages of undated ads. Original aqua blue cloth decorated in black. First American (and first illustrated) edition. The first English edition, unillustrated, had been published in November, 1883; this American edition, with four plates by F. T. Merrill, was published in February 1884. The fisrt English illustrated edition, with 26 plates including the four from Roberts Bros., was not published until mid-1885. This copy is from the second issue (with the error "rain" corrected to "vain" on the last line of p. 40 - and with twelve rather than four pages of ads). According to bibliographers (such as the Yale and Princeton collections), the book appears in brown, grey, or yellow cloth, without priority. However, this copy is in aqua blue cloth - a fourth, unrecorded color, and certainly the scarcest of thef our. Condition is good - moderate wear at the spine ends, a few marks to the the covers, one plate edge-worn where it must have once been loose, spine slanted. In our experience, this Boston edition is considerably scarcer than the 1883 English one, even on this side of the Atlantic - and when it does turn up, it is typically in atrocious condition. Beinecke (Yale) 244 (yellow) & 245 (grey) - no indication of p. 40 reading, but both with 4 pp ads; Princeton 22A, copy 1 (grey, "rain", 4 pp ads) & copy 2 (yellow, "vain", 12 pp ads) & copy 3 (brown, "vain", 12 pp ads). (Description used with the kind permission of Sumner & Stillman ABAA booksellers).

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        Der Feuerreiter; Blätter für Dichtung / Kritik / Graphik (2. Jahrgang, August 1923), [ORIGINAL ETCHING & LITHOGRAPHS]

      Hans Heinrich Tillgner n/d, Berlin - 4to. 32pp. Printed original wraps protected by modern mylar. Rare special edition of the German periodical Der Feuerreiter, honoring the German artist, poet and printmaker Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966). Meidner's works were part of the Nazi book burning in 1933, being Jewish he fled to England in 1939. Illustrated with an original numbered (63/100) etching (frontispiece) and two original lithographs by Meidner. Etching signed by Meidner in pencil, lithos with artist's initials. Age wear and creasing to wraps. 1 1/2" of backstrip on head of spine missing, tail of spine chipped. Wraps repaired with tape. Wraps almost completely detached. Waterstaining on lower right corner throughout, not affecting text or plates, same corner bumped throughout. Etching almost detached from book block. Top right corner of page 31 repaired with tape. Text in German, Gothic script. Wraps in fair, interior in overall good to very good condition. Inhalt (contents): Frauenbildnis, Originalradierung / Nur dies ist das wahre Wort / Von der Armut / Vom rechten Gebrauch irdischer Gabe / Mutter, du mystische Frau / Ludwig Meidner: Kopf, Originallithographie / Oskar Walzel: Der Dichter Ludwig Meidner / Fred von Zollikhofer: An Ludwig Meidner / Hugo Marcus: Drei Begegnungen / Johannes R. becher: An Ludwig Meidner / Willi Wolfradt: Der Maler und Zeichner Ludwig Meidner / Fred von Zollikhofer; Der Verwndelte / Heinrich Eduard Jacob: Notizen zur apokalyptischen Kunstform / Fritz Gottfurcht: Zur Definition des Bühnenraums [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Habitants de Suriname: Notes Recueillies a L&#39;Exposition Coloniale D&#39;Amsterdam en 1883

      A. Quantin, Paris, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Original green cloth rebacked in green cloth with the original spine laid back down, rubbed spot at head of spine (label removal?). Wear at corners, a few surface marks, light puckering to cloth. Old stamp to title page, tissue guards tattered but largely present, browning to page edges. 61 photographic plates in black and white (2 bound out of order), two color maps (one folding) and 13 chromolithograph plates of headdresses, a vase, jewelry, and a drum. A sumptuous production documenting the 1883 Exposition in Amsterdam. & & Each of the 28 inhabitants from the exposition are pictured, typically from two angles, and, in a departure from "anthropological" works of the period, they are both depicted and named. Roland was the grandson of Lucien Bonaparte. Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Anthropology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040718. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Rounding the Light Ship. (A Fall Regatta.) [Pl. 5]

      - New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Chromolithograph (signed and dated in the plate, 14 3/16 x 20 1/2 inches), on original embossed card mount (18 1/2 x 22 7/8 inches), with original mounted letterpress title label. In good condition apart from toning to the mount. An excellent action-packed scene centering on the 'crack American sloops rounding the lightship' (Jacobsen). Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. 'Cozzens crowded [this scene] . with sailing craft and excursion boats. A stern view of the yacht, Fanny, is presented as she spreads her sails to move quickly. Gracie is pictured in the center of the scene and Rover can be seen coming into view on the right' (Anita Jacobsen Frederic Cozzens Marine Painter 1982, p.59). Anita Jacobsen Frederic Cozzens Marine Painter 1982, p.59-62 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury Letter Signed (Lord Robert Cecil)

      1884 - Autograph Letter Signed. Four pages 9 x 7 inches flat and was folded to 4.5 x 7 inches. Dated Chalet Cecil Puys, Dieppe Sept(ember) 13th 1884. Last page with removed quarter section re affixed with tape in two sections, some browing otherwise in good condition It reads: My dear Sir John (Heron Maxwell) A line before post goes out to thank  you very heartily for your kind welcome to Dumfrieshire. I hope by persistent efforts, we may get your countrymen - or at least a sufficient number of them, to hear some reason as to the doings of the Grand old man. They tell me that there is a good deal of bitterness of feeling in this country against the English, and if the depression in trade goes on, and there is much increase in sufficiency, we pray really have to look to our wooden walls - or rather our ()  Street walls however it is a good thing that there has been an excellent harvest - so the ill humor does not spread far beyond the politicians. Yours very truly, Salisbury The recipient, Sir John Heron-Maxwell, 6th Baronet (1808-1885), was a per, and a captain in the Royal Navy. Lord Robert Cecil or Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, (1830-1903) [Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868] British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 years. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Litografia a penna stampata su carta Cina color salvia, mm.214x270, applicata all'origine su foglio color crema di mm.335x500. Firmata in basso a destra sulla pietra. Tratta dalla serie "Venti ricordi dal vero", pubblicata nel 1884 dalla Cromolito Pistoiese. La tiratura "senza dubbio fu di pochissimi esemplari" (Baboni, p. 57). Ottimo stato.

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