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        Les Habitants de Suriname: Notes Recueillies a L'Exposition Coloniale D'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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        Slutliqvid med Sveriges lag, i fyra böcker uppgjord af Nils Nilsson, Arbetskarl. Ny till ett helt sammanfattad upplaga, genomsedd och tillökt med två böcker. [1] Första boken. Revision av bestående lags yttersta grunder. [2] Andra boken. Reformlära. [3] Tredje boken. Gemensam lag för alla europeiska folk. [4] Fjerde boken. Platos stat i korrigerad bild. [5] Femte boken. Försök till en lättfattlig exposé af nilssonska samhällsteorien. [6] Sjette boken. Diverse kompletteringsuppsatser.

      Malmö, 1884. Sex delar bundna i ett band, 576 s. Samtida halvskinnband.. "Slutliqviden är det snillrikaste som är skrifvet i Europa sedan Rousseau. Mannen bor i Malmö." (August Strindberg i ett brev till K. O. Bonnier 1884.) "Denna omarbetade och med två hela böcker utökade upplaga utkom i kvartoformat samma år som författaren dog. Enligt Quidings egna uppgift i företalet trycktes den endast i 100 exemplar. Enligt uppgift lär hela upplagan blivit liggande i Quidings hem ´till dess änkan tre år senare avled, då en gammal trotjänarinna i huset, som väl tyckte, att böckerna skräpade, där de låg, anställde ett bål på dem. Under det hon därmed var sysselsatt, infann sig händelsevis en avlägsen släkting till författaren just lagom för att hinna rädda de få exemplar - åtta stycken vilka ännu ej hunnit bli lågornas rov.´ (Hans Hansson) Detta exemplar torde vara ett av de få existerande exemplar som finns utanför de tre stora biblioteken i Uppsala, Lund och Stockholm samt Arbetarrörelsens arkiv." Hagelin, Catalogue Two. Rare & Interesting Books... Svensk arbetarrörelse, 262

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        L'uomo delinquente in rapporto all'antropologia, giurisprudenza ed alle discipline carcerarie. delinquente-nato e pazzo morale. terza ed. completamente rifatta. roma 1884 editore: fratelli bocca

      Ril. in cart. con dorso in pelle con fragi e tit. in oro., cm 23,5x16, pp 610, 17 tavv. e 8 ill. b/n..

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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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        Mikro-Organismen bei den Wund- Infections-Krankheiten des Menschen

      Bergmann Wiesbaden: Bergmann, 1884. 1st edition. No Dust Jacket. 8vo. x,122pp. 5 plates, (4 chromolithographs). 250 x 170mm. Half morocco. Small stamp on title & versos of plates, spine is extremely chipped, (needs re-backing) otherwise a very good copy. Booklabel. FIRST EDITION. Garrison-Morton 5619. Rosenbach proved that streptococci and staphylococci are distinct and differentiated two strains of staphylococci ('aureus' and 'albus'). He cultured cocci from a considerable range of septic conditions, thus more accurately defining their pathological significance for humans, and confirmed Pasteur's prediction that acute osteomyelitis was a 'furuncle of the bone marrow.' Foster, History of medical bacteriology and immunology (1970) 27, 69-70. Waller 8220.

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        Artiglieria in marcia

      Litografia stampata su carta Cina marroncina, mm.212x262, applicata all'origine su foglio color crema di mm.330x495. 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. 19). Ottimo stato.

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        Attendamento

      Litografia stampata su carta Cina marroncina, mm.212x262, applicata all'origine su fogliocolor crema di mm.330x495. 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. 19). Ottimo stato.

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        Ueber Archaeopteryx. Mit 1 Tafel und 5 Holzschnitten.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1884. 4to. Contemp.clothbacked boards with gilt lettering. 70,(3) pp., textillustrations and 1 large folded tinted lithographed plate (51x38,5 cm). A small loss of paper in inner margin of plate, not affecting image. Light browning to titlepage. A few scattered brownspots. Previous owners name on titlepage. Offprint from "Palaeontologische Abhandlungen Hrsg. von W. Dames und E. Kayser", Zweiter Bd. Heft 3.. The scarce first edition, the offprint of the famous paper describing the finest and most complete find of "Archaeopteryx" and the only specimen where the head is found complete. The name derives from Ancient Greek 'archaios', meaning ancient, and 'ptéryx', meaning feather or wing.Archaeopteryx lived during the Late Jurassic Period around 150 - 148 million years ago, in what is now southern Germany during a time when Europe was an archipelago of islands in a shallow warm tropical sea, much closer to the equator than it is now.The Berlin Specimen (HMN 1880) was discovered in 1876 or 1877 on the Blumenberg near Eichstätt, Germany, by Jakob Niemeyer. He exchanged this precious fossil for a cow, with Johann Dörr. Placed on sale in 1881, with potential buyers including O.C. Marsh of Yale University's Peabody Museum, it was bought by the Humboldt Museum für Naturkunde, where it is now displayed. The transaction was financed by Ernst Werner von Siemens, founder of the famous company that bears his name. Described in 1884 by Wilhelm Dames (in the paper offered), it is the most complete specimen, and the first with a complete head. Once classified as a new species, A. siemensii, a recent evaluation supports the A. siemensii species definition

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        DINOCERATA. A MONOGRAPH OF AND EXTINCT ORDER OF GIGANTIC MAMMALS. United States Geological Survey Volume X. (The True First Edition, dated 1884)

      Washington DC:: United States Geological Survey,, 1884. First Edition. Very Good+. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY OTHNIEL CHARLES MARSH. A Very Good+ hardback. True First Edition First Printing--dated 1884 on the title and transmittal pages rather than the later 1886 printing. Three quarter modern buckram over original marbled boards, new endpapers. Gilt lettering spine, top edge gilt. Scuffs and edge wear covers, mild chips few page edges. With 56 black and white plates, 7 foldout. Folio. 237 pp.

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        Histoires Extraordinaires et Nouvelle Histoires Extradinaires

      A. Quantin, Paris, 1884. Later Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Méaulle, Meyer, Wogel, Laurens, etc. 2 volumes in half red morocco over marbled boards. Mild wear at edges, a bit heavier at the corners. Each with an extra engraved title page and 13 engraved plates. A very attractively bound and illustrated edition of Baudelaire's classic translation of Poe. Slight scattered foxing and age toning, old bookseller catalog entries taped to rear endpapers. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Illustrator: Méaulle, Meyer, Wogel, Laurens, etc.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042459. .

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        A selection from the poems ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

      Illuminated manuscript engrossed on 12 leaves of vellum, each leaf measuring 245 x 190 mm. Written in English and beautifully embellished with wide borders on each page, initials and other decorations in colour and gold. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red levant, wide inner red levant borders, gilt-tooled back and sides, extra tooled sides Legascon style, lettered on spine and center front cover, gilt edges. Preserved in a cloth slipcase. The manuscript contains the following six poems: A psalm of life; The old clock on the stairs; The village blacksmith; Children; Walter Von der Vogelweed; and The arrow. Unfortunately, the calligrapher's name does not appear in the book. However, the date August 16, 1884 does appear on the verso of the title page. It is assumed that the manuscript was completed on or about this time, which is two years after the death of Longfellow.&

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        The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Hawthorne's Works)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (Riverside Press), 1884.. Octavo, 12 volumes. Three quarters leather. Complete set of Hawthorne's works. Gilt tooling and titles to the spine, top edge gilt. In very good condition. A nice set.

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        THE ELECTRIC LIGHT IN OUR HOMES (PRESENTATION COPY)

      London:: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1884.. First edition. Hardcover. Light extremity wear, owner name and bookplate to ffep. Scattered foxing, else Near Fine . 12mo, xii, 206 pp + 3 leaves of advertisements; complete with 3 pasted in Woodburytype photographs and 64 wood-engravings. Pictorial brown cloth with gilt to front cover and spine.. With the Author's Compliments" to half-title. A very early work on electrical illumination, based on a series of lecture the author gave 'in many of the largest towns in England' in 1883. The three original photographs are among the first to show rooms of a private home illuminated with electric lights. Hammond established some of the earliest public electricity systems in England. From the Wheeler gift (#2359)

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        Carlyle's Complete Works [Vellum Edition - 20 Volumes]

      Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat. VELLUM BOUND. 8.25 inches tall, 36 inches wide for the complete set, 6.5 inches deep. Beautiful 20 volume antique vellum bound set of Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish writer and historian. Includes: Vol. I Sartor Resartus / Heroes and Hero Worship; Vol. II John Sterling / Latterday Pamphlets; Vol. III The French Revolution I; Vol. IV The French Revolution II; Vol. V - XI Frederick The Great; Vol. XII Past and Present / John Knox / Miscellanies; Vol. XIII - XVI; XVII - XIX Cromwell's Letters, Etc.; Vol. XX Life of Schiller / General Index/ The books are in full vellum bindings with a beautiful patterned red accent design. Printed in a limited edition of 275 copies of which this is #47. Some general age wear to the bindings, light handling wear and slight bowing open of boards. Very good condition overall. Published 1884. . Very Good. 1884.

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        Tom Sawyer Abroad

      NY: Charles L. Webster, 1884. 1st ed., 1884. Illustrations by Dan Beard. 8vo. 219 pp + [4] pp. ads. 1st state, binding variation B (no priority). Bound in grey-tan cloth illustrated in brown and black with gilt titles. Contemporary bookplate and name front endpapers, very light wear at the spinal extremities, very small stain corner of rear free endpaper, else this is an especially bright, near fine book, binding very tight.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        Little Ann and Other Poems. [Inscribed copy]

      London:: George Routledge & Sons, printed in colours by Edmund Evans,, n.d. [1884].. First or early edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. 64pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Upper corner of half-title neatly inscribed in ink: 'Judy Thurlow from Kate Greenaway 1884'. Early pencilled initials 'W.B.C.' on preceding page. Contents otherwise exceptionally clean and fresh, showing the delicacy of the pictures to their best advantage, with bright yellow endpapers and all edges green. In the original binding of half green cloth with glazed pictorial boards and untitled spine. Binding firm, corners good, spine ends puckered. Light soiling to boards, and trace of a child writing their name to the upper board - 'Alice(?) Thurlow'. A really lovely copy.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer'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's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL'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'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'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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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      1884. hardcover. <center><b>the true first edition of HUCKLEBERRY FINN</b></center> Twain, Mark [pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens]. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer&#39;s Comrade). With 174 Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1886. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. <p>First Edition. With all of the attention given to the many issue points of the 1885 first American edition of HUCK FINN, it is easy to forget that it has been well established that the English edition is the true first edition of this classic tale. The Chatto & Windus edition was published during the first week of December 1884, with copies then being advertised as available and for sale. The copyright for the American edition was filed at about the same time, but copies were not actually issued until about four months later (it was first listed in Publishers&#39; Weekly on March 14, 1885, and the W! earliest ownership inscriptions are dated March 9&ordm;th&#39; or so).</p> <p>Though part of the 1884 first printing, this copy was not actually bound up for about two years -- as evidenced by the November 1886 ad catalogue. One <i>good</i> thing about this later binding-up is that by then, the ill-conceived early-1880s English experiment of binding with staples was proving unsatisfactory -- so this copy is more conventionally bound with string.</p> <p>This is a very good-plus copy, with minor wear at the extremities; also the cover gilt is less than bright. The original patterned endpapers remain tight. With desirable copies of the American edition now fetching $10,000-$30,000, it is likely only a matter of time before the U.K. true-first HUCK FINN lessens the price gap. Blanck 3414; Johnson p. 44; McBride p. 113.</p> "MERLE JOHNSON&#39;S HIGH SPOTS" (Sumner & Stillman Code:12355)

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster, New York, 1884. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. First edition, third issue with all errors corrected. Publisher: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885. Bound is a fine contemporary dark green quarter leather and green cloth binding with gold lettering, raised bands, and leather corners. A beautiful binding. Original cloth front and spine bound in the rear. Contents clean with occasional light foxing. Foxing to the frontis portrait. Overall a wonderful copy for anyone&#146;s book shelf. 366 pages. Inventory #10-433.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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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. Decorated red cloth. One leaf from the catalogue (pages 11-12) has been removed. Two text pages have been roughly opened resulting in a clean tear through the bottom corner with no loss of one and the loss of a page number and a few words of the running head to the other. Slight sunning to spine with very mild fraying to spine tips. A bright, Very Good copy. 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.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      London: Chatto and Windus. 1884. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. First printing, first issue with ads dated October, 1884. The UK edition preceeds the American. Pictorial red cloth printed in black and gilt, a splendid just about fine copy in a bright, unblemished binding showing no rubbing or wear. Inner hinges are firm and tight but the front inner hinge shows the faintest beginnings of cracking. The lower outer corner of the verso of the frontispiece shows a grayish portion of the frontispiece image, a printer&#39;s error of some sort (hard to describe; we could take pictures for interested parties). Otherwise, a beautiful copy. Housed in a custom clamshell slipcase

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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      1884. hardcover. <center><b>the true first edition of HUCKLEBERRY FINN</b></center> Twain, Mark [pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens]. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer&#39;s Comrade). With 174 Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 32 pp ads dated Oct 1884. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. <p>First Edition, first state (with the October 1884 ad catalogue). With all of the attention given to the many issue points of the 1885 first American edition of HUCK FINN, it is easy to forget that it has been well established that the English edition is the true first edition of this classic tale. The Chatto & Windus edition was published during the first week of December 1884, with copies then being advertised as available and for sale. The copyright for the American edition was filed at about the same time, but copies were not actually issued until about four months later (it was first listed in Publishers&#39; W! Weekly on March 14, 1885, and the earliest ownership inscriptions are dated March 9&ordm;th&#39; or so).</p> <p>This copy is bound with staples, while others were more conventionally bound with string. While there is no priority between the two, it is far more difficult to find staple-bound copies in desirable condition today: the ill-conceived 1880s English experiment of binding with staples was to prove very unsatisfactory for the purpose of holding books together.</p> <p>This is a near-fine copy, with very slightly darkening of the spine (less than usual), a miniscule nick at the head of the spine, and one small faint spot on the rear cover (also, as always, there is some rusting of the staples). The original patterned endpapers remain clean and uncracked, and there has been no restoration of the book. With desirable copies of the American edition now fetching $10,000-$30,000, it is likely only a matter of time before the U.K. true-first HUCK FINN lessens the price gap. Blanck 3414; Johnson p. 44; McBride p. 113. Housed in an open-backed slipcase.</p> "MERLE JOHNSON&#39;S HIGH SPOTS" (Sumner & Stillman Code:11884)

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        Huckleberry Finn

      New York : Charles Webster , 1884 . First Edition . VG . 8VO . A superior copy of Twain&#146;s masterpiece in an early mixed issue state. The main points for determination are as follows: &#147;Him and Another Man&#148; on p.13 listed at p.88 later changed to p.87. P. 57 has &#147;with the was&#148; on 11th line from bottom. Decided later changed to Decides on p.9. The other secondary points are: The final 5 on p155 is slightly lower than the other numbers. The signature mark is not present on p 161. The portait frontis has the Helioprint imprint and the scarf is not visible. The l is missing from Col in the illustration on p.143. The b in body on line 7 of p 143 is broken. The date on the title page is 1885 and on the copyright page 1884. The book is in lovely condition with some wear to the spine extremities and almost none elsewhere. The spine extremities have been coloured in closely matching marker. The gilt remains bright on both the front board and the spine. The rear free endpaper has a tape-repair, otherwise the book is unrestored and in very good condition. Bal 3415, McBride p. 93, Johnson p. 111, Ahearn 660.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("SL Clemens"), to his British publisher, Andrew Chatto, regarding the plans for publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Hartford, Ct, april 1, 1884. 22.5 x 14 cm. (9 x 5-1&#141;2 in.). 26 lines, in pencil, on both sides of a single sheet. Fine condition, in cloth folder. Provenance: Paul Bonner (Sale in Feb, 15, 1934 lot 71); James S. Copley Library. Mark Twain Project ID UCCL 11941. For the publishing history, see Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2003), eds. Fischer, Salamo & Blair, p. 740; BAL 3414, 3415; Walter Blair, Mark Twain and Huck Finn (1960) . Important letter from Samuel Clemens to his British publisher Andrew Chatto at Chatto & Windus -&#128;two brief pages dense with early instructions regarding international aspects of the forthcoming publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Hartford Apl 1/84 Dear Mr. Chatto: Good - that settles Hughes! Now you can settle Tauchnitz - I enclose him. Chas L. Webster (my nephew by marriage and future publisher) will write to you about this time. I will send him your present letter so that he may take note of the early sheets suggestion. We can easily send the early sheets if we don&#39;t forget it, for we shall have this book in type & printed many months before we issue it. I shall secure Canadian copyright. Truly Yours, S.L. Clemens Chatto had begun corresponding with Clemens in March 1884 concerning Huckleberry Finn, and matters concerning translation and foreign publication, with a request for early sheets. William L. Hughes, in Paris proposed to put out French translations of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, and Chatto had vouched for him. Twain also instructs Chatto to make arrangements with Tauchnitz, the famed Leipzig publisher of continental editions of English-language authors, for an authorized edition. The letter also introduces his nephew Charles L. Webster to Chatto. "Charley", as Clemens called him, undertook the logistical work connected with publication of Huck Finn. Chatto had requested early proof sheets so that he could begin typesetting, with the aim of publishing British editions simultaneously with the New York edition. "Charley" did not forget, and "advance sheets" were sent to Chatto by Webster on 19 September 1884. It was only in November, when the defaced plate was discovered, that the intended publication schedule came apart. The Chatto & Windus edition (London) and Dawson Brothers (Montreal) edition were published on 10 December as foreseen. Clemens was in Toronto on publication day to establish legal domicile for these editions and Webster applied for foreign copyright in the author&#39;s name. The Tauchnitz (Leipzig) edition was published in printed wrappers dated January 1885. Production issues connected with replacing the offending page resulted in publication of the Charles L. Webster (New York) edition being delayed until 18 February 1885. This is one of only two known letters from Clemens to Chatto discussing Huck Finn (a note dated 3 March 1884 informed Chatto that "I am keeping Huck Finn back till next fall"). Webster, as Clemens&#39; publisher, handled subsequent correspondence (transcripts of several related letters accompany this letter). This letter serves to indicate that Clemens&#39; intention, from the beginning, was for the British edition to be derived from the American printing of the book

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        Huckleberry Finn

      New York : Charles Webster , 1884 . First Edition . VG . 8VO . A superior copy of Twain&#146;s masterpiece in an early mixed issue state. The main points for determination are as follows: &#147;Him and Another Man&#148; on p.13 listed at p.88 later changed to p.87. P. 57 has &#147;with the was&#148; on 11th line from bottom. Decided later changed to Decides on p.9. The other secondary points are: The final 5 on p155 is slightly lower than the other numbers. The signature mark is not present on p 161. The portait frontis has the Helioprint imprint and the scarf is not visible. The l is missing from Col in the illustration on p.143. The b in body on line 7 of p 143 is broken. The date on the title page is 1885 and on the copyright page 1884. The book is in lovely condition with some wear to the spine extremities and almost none elsewhere. The spine extremities have been coloured in closely matching marker. The gilt remains bright on both the front board and the spine. The rear free endpaper has a tape-repair, otherwise the book is unrestored and in very good condition. Bal 3415, McBride p. 93, Johnson p. 111, Ahearn 660.

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        TREASURE ISLAND

      1884. hardcover. <center><b>the scarce first American (and first illustrated) edition</b></center> Stevenson, Robert Louis. TREASURE ISLAND. With Illustrations. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. 12 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth decorated in black. <p>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 first English illustrated edition, with 26 plates including the four from Roberts Bros., was not published until mid-1885.</p> <p>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). The book appears in brown, grey or yellow cloth, without priority. </p> <p>This is a near-fine copy -- very slight shelfwear at the extremities, a couple of little ink droplets on the fore-edge of the leaves. In our experience, this Boston edition is actually scarcer than the 1883 English one, even on this side of the Atlantic -- and when it <u>does</u> turn up, it is usually in atrocious condition. Beinecke 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).</p> MARITIME, CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:11996)

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        POEMS A NEW EDITION

      New York: Thomas Y . Crowell & Co., [nd. but ca. 1884?].. xi,[1],294,[2], plus 8pp. inserted catalogue. Medium green cloth, with elaborate pictorial decorations in gilt and black, a.e.g. Cloth a bit darkened and rubbed, endsheets lightly foxed, otherwise a good copy. Probably the second American edition (a piracy). According to various sources, the first American edition (after an American issue from English sheets) was published by Roberts Brothers, Boston, in 1882. The Library of Congress dates this edition "1884?" and there seems no reason to doubt their information, especially given the following inscription on the front free endsheet: "W.M. Rossetti from Christina 1884." The inscription is in William Michael Rossetti&#39;s handwriting, his recording of the receipt of this copy from his sister Christina. It is also worth noting that this is the dedicatee&#39;s copy; the printed dedication reads: "To William Michael Rossetti, these poems, to so many of which, so many years back, he gave the first brotherly hearing, are now at last dedicated. 1870-1881." An evocative association copy, linking the three Rossettis in one book.

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        Exposition des oeuvres d&#39;Edouard Manet

      Paris : Imp. A. Quantin, 1884. Broché. 11,5x18,5cm. Edition originale dont il n&#39;a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Très bel exemplaire. Rare. - Imp. A. Quantin, Paris _1884, 11,5x18,5cm, broché. - broché

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        Taflor till Fänrik Ståls Sägner. Komponerade af C. T. Staaf. Kongl. Hofmålare. Jemte de finska regementenas uniformer. Med Text af Oscar von Knorring.

      Second edition. Stockholm. P. B. Eklunds förlag. 1884. Oblong folio 31 x 41 cm. Title + 20 pp. + 22 mounted plates in color lithography. Publishers green cloth. Blind stamped. Gilt title at the front board. Worn spine.Title, a few pages and two plates slightly browned. Minor waterstain in lower margins of a few of the text pages. Interior in fine condition.. Plate book showing scenes from the war in Finland against Russia in the early 1800s. This is the second expanded edition with three plates of finnish military uniforms. A third edition in smaller format was published in 1889

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        Ricordo pittorico militare della spedizione sarda in oriente (1855-56). album compilato dal consiglio direttivo dei reduci della crimea (in torino) e da esso esposto alla mostra nazionale del 1884. torino, vincenzo bona, 1884.

      Album di cm. 38 x 26, pp. (6) 135 (3). Con molte figure nel testo, 10 tavole ripiegate fuori testo fra cui un piano della battaglia della Cernaja, una tabella e 8 spendide vedute litografiche di grandi dimensioni. Legatura in piena percallina verde con titoli in oro al piatto. Preservata la bross. orig. illustrata. Perfetta conservazione. Esemplare di omaggio al Ministro della Marina Benedetto Brin, la cui dedica appare impressa in oro al piatto.

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        Parrots in Captivity. 3 vols.

      London: George Bell and Sons 1884-87. With 81 plates, printed in colours from woodblocks by Fawcett after A.F. Lydon. Publisher's pictorial green cloth. A very fine set.. A treatise on 81 species of Parrots, Lories, and Cockatoos, with accounts on their habits in life in captivity. Additional 2 supplement parts with 9 plates were published 1888 which are very rare and not to be found in this copy.Nissen 393

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        Les Soeurs Rondoli.

      Paris; Paul Ollendorff, 1884. First edition, first impression on ordinary paper. 18x12 cm. (4), 310, (1, 1 blank) pp. Contemporary green half leather with 4 raised bands and gilt flowers in compartments, marbled boards and endpapers, sprinkled edges. Wrappers not preserved. The spine is faded and worn, and the front corners are slightly rubbed. A minimal loss in outer margin of the half title. A small scrape mark on rear free endpaper. Contents are a bit toned in margins, and the first and last few leaves are slightly spotted. Each of the 15 short stories in this book has a printed dedication, the story Un Sage is dedicated to Baron de Vaux. This copy is also inscribed on the half title: "au Baron de Vaux / son ami / Guy de Maupassant". The person behind the nom de plume Baron de Vaux is not known. He was a sports columnist, author of books on duels, and is stated to have served as the model for the main character of Bel-Ami. Maupassant's novel Bel-Ami was published in 1885, and describes the social climbing of the ex-soldier and journalist Georges Duroy, who signs his articles "Du Roy". In 1883 Baron de Vaux published the book ''Les Tireurs au pistolet'', for which Maupassant wrote the preface. Robert Baldick states in ''The Duel. A History of Duelling'' (1970), that "The painter Henri Gervex had quarrelled with the Baron de Vaux, who, being the offended party and knowing Gervex to be a good swordsman, had announced his attention of calling him out for a pistol duel. Hearing of this and not wanting his friend to be killed or wounded, Maupassant hurried round to Gastinne-Renette's shooting gallery, where he spent the morning firing at a number of target cards, scoring bull's-eye after bull's-eye. He then took the cards home and scattered them casually on a table in his smoking room. The Baron de Vaux, who came to lunch with him that day, saw them and expressed his admiration at the writer's fantastic skills as a marksman. 'But those aren't my cards', said Maupassant. 'They are the work of Henri Gervex. He shoots at Gastinne's every morning.' The baron changed colour, and the next day Gervex learned to his relief that the threatened duel had been called off." Vicaire V:612

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        Trelawny Papers - Edited & Illustrated With Historical Notes & Appendix

      Hoyt, Fogg, and Donham, Portland Maine, 1884. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. i, 520 large pages with an index, historical notes and an appendix. Illustrated with (Fold-out) Maps & Plates and a full size facsimile of an Indenture dated 1631. List of Illustrations - Trelawny Arms; Map of Ancient Plymouth; Ham,-Home of Robert Trelawny; Winchester House,-Prison of Robert Trelawny; Autographs; Coins and Ring Found At Richmond's Island; Patent to Trelawny and Goodyear; Power of Attorney to Winter and Pomeroy; Specimen of Invoice; Map of Cape Elizabeth and Casco Neck; Deed From Vines to Winter; Letter of John Winter Merchant's Marks; The Arms on Smith's Title-Page; Seal of the Council For New England, on the Patent of Jan 13, 1629; Fragments of Seal of the Council For New England, on the Patent to Trelawny and Goodyear, Dec I, 1631. Book - in Very Good blue boards with gilt lettering - slight marking to the spine. Contents, rough trimmed page edges, a couple of leaves carelessly opened, professional repair with archival tape to a tear on one map and with Japanese tissue to a couple of tears to spine edge of one leave, (again caused by careless opening), neat previous owner's annotation to the index otherwise clean, bright & tightly bound. An Attractive Copy Of This Interesting Work. Size: 10 inches tall by 6.25 inches. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Genealogy & Local History; biography; Family & Relationships. Inventory No: 001995.

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        Miss Harriet.

      1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1884. 351 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy

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        Rapid Ramblings in Europe.

      What I saw at London, Paris, Genoa, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Florence, Venice, Milan, Varese, Como, Chamounix, Geneva, Chillon, Bern, Breig, Interlaken, Lucerne, Zurich, Lyons, Brussels, Cologne, Bingen, Wiesbaden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and on the Alps and Rhine. With twelve illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1884. 8:o. 566 pp. + plates. Publisher`s darkblue cloth with brown endpapers. Upper bord with design of people on ship deck and embossed gilt title. Gilt embossed title to spine. Some wear to edges. Cracking to endpaper lower hinges. Frontispiece of Falkner with printed text in facsimile Yours respectfully W. C. Falkner. Light foxing to a few pages at front and rear. 20 x 13,5 cm.. William Clark Falkner grandfather of Nobelprize laureate William Faulkner

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

      Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt, 1884. 8vo. (215x145 mm). No.13+14, Vol.8 of 'Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.Akad. Handlingar'. 63,(1);89,(1) pp. and 1 lithographed plate. Fine and clean. Uncut and mostly unopened. Custom cloth box. Papers from this supplement series to the 'Proceedings of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' are often mistakenly identified as offprints or 'first separate edition' because they have their own title page with the publishers named and their own pagination, but they are not - all publications from this series were printed separately in this way and issued in a wrapper mentioning number and volume (not present here).. First edition of Arrhenius' famous dissertation, in which he first presented his theory of electrolytic dissociation. Arrhenius was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1903 "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation". See Dictionary of Scientific Biography, I:p.296-302 and Partington, IV:p.672-81

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        Reisen in Tibet und am oberen Lauf des Gelben Flusses in den Jahren 1879 bis 1880. Aus dem Russischen frei in das Deutsche übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Stein=Nordheim. Mit zahlreicher Illustrationen und einer Karte in Farbendruck.

      Jena, Herman Costenoble, 1884. Cont. marbled boards. Gilt back and gilt titlelabel in leather. Light wear to coverpaper at edges. XIV,281,(1) pp., many large textillustrations, 16 tinted lithographed plates and 1 large folded map in colour. Scattered brownspots.. Scarce first German edition of his account of his third Asia-expedition. Przhevalskii set out on his third journey in central Asia from Lake Zaysan in Kazakhstan, and continued through Khami to the upper reaches of the Huang Ho. He covered some 7,660 kilometers and came within 270 kilometers of his goal, Lhasa in Tibet, but he was forbidden to enter the area. The work contains imoportent first descriptions of the flora and fauna of many of the areas through which he travelled

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        Pompeii, Past and Present

      Illustrated by photographs of the ruins as they are, with sketches of their original elevations. London, Clowes & Sons, 1884. Gr.-8vo. (Rückenhöhe 23,5 cm). Mit 39 auf stärkeres Papier aufgezogenen Original-Photographien (Photograph E. Lauro) antiker Gebäuderuinen aus Pompeii (18, davon 5 ganzseitig) sowie von Aquarellen mit Gebäuderekonstruktionen von Luigi Fischetti (21, davon 8 ganzseitig) auf insgesamt 26 Tafeln. IV S., 1 Bl., 44 S. Orig.-Leinenband mit Gold- u. Farbprägung; etw. fleckig, Ecken u. Kapitale beschabt. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe mit den Original-Photographien (Albumin-Abzüge) wichtiger Gebäude Pompejis sowie der Rekonstruktionszeichnungen Luigi Fischettis. Die hier vorliegende Londoner Ausgabe sollte nicht mit dem unter nahezu identischem Titel in Mailand verlegten, kleinformatigen touristischen Führer verwechselt werden, der natürlich keine Originalaufnahmen enthält. - Papier etw. gebräunt u. teils etwas stockfleckig, vorderes fliegendes Blatt an der Unterkante mit Ausriss (ca. 1,5 : 4 cm). Auf eine Tafelrückseite ist eine moderne Ansichtskarte aufgeklebt worden. Innendeckel mit radiertem Exlibris von Aug(ust) F. Ammann u. gedrucktem Signaturschild. [5 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        A collection of ca 1700 original pen and wash drawings of plants from the botanical garden at lemberg, [ca 1862-1872].

      The drawings are on laid paper 215 x 140mm, and preserved in 9 blue folding boxes. A highly unusual archive of botanical illustrations of the botanical garden at Lemberg, now L'viv, Ukraine, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, executed by Adolf Weiss, the pre-eminent Austrian botanist of his day. The drawings are of a very high quality and Weiss was known to be an accomplished artist: "... die seltene Meisterschaft in der Handhabung von Pinsel und Feder macht die Abbildungen... zu den auch künstlerisch vollendesten, die wir besitzen (... the rare mastery and use of the brush and pen make [his] illustrations the most artistically accomplished we have) (Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift, 1884). Each drawing shows the plant in flower, with anatomical details supplied below. Most of the sheets have the Linnaean binominals at the foot. Each is surrounded by a border either scored or in pencil, which presumably was intended to indicate the size of an engraved plate. Likewise reference is made at the bottom to Kunth's 'Enumeratio plantarum' (5 vols, 1833-1850) indicating volume and page. All drawings are all in the same style; three have been signed by 'A Weiss del.', and one with initials only. This one shows an 'Aloë marginalis' in a wooden barrel with Weiss' initials A.W. dated 2/3 [18]65 Lemberg. It is a portrayal of the plant as it flowered in the Lemberg botanical garden. Weiss published a paper on the Aloë 'Agave Jacquiniana' which had flowered in the Lemberg Garden in 1864. Weiss was assisted by his wife Hermine, and two drawings bear her signature. In style the drawings are quite accomplished and graceful, and resemble some of the best botanical illustration of the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century. You would not be surprised it you were told there were 75 years earlier. Adolf Weiss (1837-1894) was born at Freiwaldau, Silesia. Between 1855 and 1858 he attended the University of Vienna where he studied botany. In 1862 he was appointed professor of botany and director of the botanic garden at Lemberg, but before taking up this post he undertook a tour of Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany to study botanical gardens in those countries and to forge links between them and Lemberg. Under Weiss's direction, the Lemberg gardens became the finest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with rare examples of flora of Lemberg and the Carpathians. Weiss published on the flora of Lemberg (1865). Together with Jarolim, an assistant of his institute, he made numerous excursions to collect plants in the Lemberg area and his herbarium was still preserved in the Lemberg University Museum in 1881. In 1872 he moved to the University of Prague, where he founded the first institute of plant physiology in the Empire. Weiss was the undoubtedly the most important Austrian botanist and plant anatomist of his time and is best remembered for his publications on plant anatomy. It is sad that today he is all but forgotten in Lemberg where he did his most important work. Sadder still, there is now scarcely a trace of his fine botanical garden. The present collection therefore remains a unique testament to this influential botanist and his garden. Together with the plates there are some leaves with plant names and numbers; on one there is Weiss' name dated 12.7.65. Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift XXXI, 1881 'B. Blocki, Dr. A. Weiss' Herbar im Lemberg Universitätsmuseum'; Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift, XXXIV, 1884 'Gallerie oesterreichischer Botaniker, XXX. G. Adolf Weiss'; Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift XLIV 'A. Nestler, G.A. Weiss (obituary); Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon des oest. Kaiserstaates, LIV, 82ff.

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

      n.p. ca. 1884 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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