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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1884 First State with the 32 pp. catalog at rear dated October 1884. 438pp. saddle stitched with staples rather than sewn, bound in red pictorial cloth stamped in black, title to upper board and spine gilt. Tiny black dot to base of spine, owner's name stamp to upper corner of title page otherwise a very handsome copy of this first edition which precedes the American first edition. Housed in a lined red cloth slipcase.. First Edition. Octavo.

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      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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      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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      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]

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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 Maid's drapery 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 13-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches, matted, framed and glazed to 22 x 17-1/2 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-Raphaelite 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-Raphaelites, 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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