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

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

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        Giornale per i Bambini. Anno IV

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

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

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

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        De la mort subite pendant la crise hystérique

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

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        Über Umbildung und Anpassung im naturwissenschaftlichen Denken. Rede gehalten bei Antritt des Rectorates der k.k. Deutschen Carl Ferdinand-Universität zu Prag am 18. October 1883.

      Wien u.a., Hartleben's. 1884 - Kl.-8°. 16 S. OBrosch. EA. - Papierbedingte Oxidation und dadurch bedingte Randläsuren, hds. Buchstabe a. T. sowie Exlibris- St., leichte Gbrsp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Map Shewing Proposed Extension of the Parliamentary Borough of Wigan

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

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        LA STELLA anno I n.20

      TIP. CIMINAGO, GENOVA 1884 - ITALIANO Settimanale domenicale con fattezze di quotidiano, di attualità, storia, politica, brunito ai bordi, con lievissima fioritura e con piccoli strappetti ai bordi interni, ultima pagina completamente pubblicitaria, all'angolo superiore francobollo con timbro postale ed adesivo nominativo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        LA STELLA anno I n. 12

      TIP. CIMINAGO, GENOVA 1884 - ITALIANO Settimanale domenicale con fattezze di quotidiano, di attualità, storia, politica, brunito ai bordi, con lievissima fioritura e con piccoli strappetti, ultima pagina completamente pubblicitaria, all'angolo superiore francobollo con timbro postale ed adesivo nominativo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        LA STELLA anno I n.21

      TIP. CIMINAGO, GENOVA 1884 - ITALIANO Settimanale domenicale con fattezze di quotidiano, di attualità, storia, politica, brunito ai bordi, con lievissima fioritura e con piccoli strappetti i bordi interni, ultima pagina completamente pubblicitaria, all'angolo superiore francobollo con timbro postale ed adesivo nominativo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        LA STELLA anno I n.13

      TIP. CIMINAGO, GENOVA 1884 - ITALIANO Settimanale domenicale con fattezze di quotidiano, di attualità, storia, politica, brunito ai bordi, con rara fioritura e con piccoli strappetti al bordo interno, ultima pagina completamente pubblicitaria, all'angolo superiore con timbro postale ed adesivo nominativo, con foro al posto del francobollo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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      Paris: Gauthier-Villars,. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1884-91. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 9 folding plates. Xvi, 414; viii, 412; [4], 403, [1]; [4], xlii, [2], 216, [2], 226; [4], 429 pages, including half-titles. 5 volumes. 8vo, 230x150 mm, contemporary prize bindings of 1/2 red morocco with gilt emblem of the Lycée Louis-le-Grand on covers, few spine ends slightly chipped or worn; half-titles and page [i] in Volume 4 browned. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1884-91 NOTES: The first volume contains writings on electricity and magnetism by Charles-Augustin Coulomb; the second and third, papers on electrodynamics by André-Marie Ampère; the fourth and fifth deal with the pendulum, including an extensive bibliography of works on the subject from 1629 to 1885.; 16 .

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

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

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        The Raven

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. First American edition. About Fine/Very Good. A just about Fine copy of the book, beautifully preserved in the publisher's illustrated box. The book is bright and unworn, with a gift inscription on the first blank and some offsetting between pages 20 & 21. Slight separation between a few of the early leaves. Complete with all 27 illustrations, as called for. All all tissue guards with figure legends issued are present. In the original publisher's blue, paper-covered box with titles and illustrations in red ink. Box sympathetically repaired, althought still a bit fragile. We can trace just two copies in the original publisher's box at auction. A book that regularly turns up bruised and battered, this is one of the finest copy that we have seen. One of Poe's most famous works, brought to life by one of the 19th century's most well regarded illustrators. The idea for the poem, about a grieving man visited by a dark and mysterious bird, came to Poe after he had read Dickens' novel "Barnaby Rudge," in which appears a talking raven. Poe took great pains to make sure the poem evoked a very specific atmosphere of horror and, in fact, chronicled the poem's creation in a later essay entitled "The Philosophy of Composition." "The Raven" was first published in 1845 and became incredibly popular. Though it would bring Poe little money, it brought him widespread acclaim and inspired countless parodies. "Everyone reads the Poem and praises it... justly, we think, for it seems to us full of originality and power." (Contemporary review in "The New World") Dore was a French artist, famous for his woodcuts, who had achieved a great deal of renown for illustrating the English Bible in 1866. This would lead to further exhibitions and commissions, including Dante's "Divine Comedy" and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Though this book was published a year after Dore died, in 1884, many of his illustrations for "The Raven" are considered "masterpieces of thought and fancy, splendid efforts in form, line, and detailed execution." (Blanche Roosevelt, "The Life and Reminiscences of Gustave Dore"). About Fine in Very Good dust jacket.

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        Slutliqvid med Sveriges lag i fyra böcker, uppgjord af Nils Nilsson, arbetskarl.

      Malmö, 1884, 576 s, ny till ett helt sammanfattad upplaga, genomsedd och tillökt med två böcker, skinnryggband med fläckig rygg och skada i övre kapitälet.I Libris uppges 1886 som tryckår men i boken 1884. På sjätte bokens titelsida uppges "ej tidigare tryckt".

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        [QUEENSLAND]. The Gull

      A weekly newspaper published on board the "Otago" during a four months' voyage from Glasgow to Brisbane. Also containing a complete and truthful statement of the privations and negligences experienced by the emigrants on the voyage, likewise a description of the treatment shown towards the immigrants on the voyage likewise a description of the treatment shown towards the immigrants in the depot on their arrival here, and of the manner in which government inquiries are conducted. Brisbane : Woodcock, Powell, & Mellefont, 1884. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (a little worn), lithographed frontispiece of the ship the "Otago", lithographed title page with coloured highlists, pp. 248, folding lithographed chart of the voyage (torn with some loss, tape repairs), lithographed illustrations. Rare shipboard journal during an Scottish emigrant's voyage to Brisbane in 1884. "Twelve issues of a weekly newspaper published on board the 'Otago' during a four months' voyage from Glasgow to Brisbane, a collection of poems written by Keith Cameron and others. There follow about 80 pages of diaries, journals, letters to the editor of The Gull, copies of petitions submitted to the Immigration Board in Brisbane and transcripts of personal testimonies made at the Immigration Board Inquiry." - National Library of Scotland.

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

      Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1884. - Erste dt. Ausgabe der Schilderung der dritten großen Inner-Asien-Reise des bedeutenden russischen Forschers Prschewalski (1839-1888). - Die Expedition „liefert viel neues Material zur Flora und Fauna von Tibet [.]. Auch für wissenschaftliche Zwecke bedeutendes Werk, speziell unter dem Aspekt der heute in Tibet zunehmenden Verarmung des Artenreichtums. Es war dies Prschewalskis bedeutendste Expedition, auf der er bis in die Gegend nördlich von Lhasa vorstieß und auf seinem Weitermarsch nach Lhasa [.] dann von bewaffneten Tibetern zur Umkehr gezwungen wurde" (Aschoff 1456). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Titel verso gestempelt. Ein Blatt seitlich mit Randausriss (wohl bedingt durch gelöste Verklebung; min. Buchstabenverlust). Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Henze IV, 455ff.; Yakushi P 125. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Gr.-8°. Mit Textabbildungen, 16 getönt. lithogr. Tafeln u. einer farb. gefalt. Karte. XIV, 281 (1) S., HLwd. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leaves of Grass

      Philadelphia: David McKay, No. 23 South Ninth Street, 1884. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Fine-. Reprint of the Rees Welsh edition of 1882 (which, in turn, reprinted the sixth, banned edition published in Boston), with integral title page; in effect, the second Philadelphia edition. 8vo: 382pp, single leaf with Samuel Hollyer 's steel-engraved portrait of Whitman and tissue guard inserted following p. 28. Publisher's finely woven mustard-yellow S cloth (BAL binding A), spine and upper cover lettered and decorated in gilt, mottled blue vein-pattern end papers. A superb example, about Fine, binding square and tight, gilt undiminished, contents clean, fresh, and bright. BAL 21630. Myerson. Grolier American 100, 67. In June, 1882, Whitman signed an agreement with the Philadelphia publisher Rees Welsh & Co. to bring out Leaves of Grass using the Osgood plates of the sixth, banned edition. (On March 1, the District Attorney of Boston advised James R. Osgood & Co. that Leaves of Grass fell "within the provisions of the Public Statutes respecting obscene literature" and advised Osgood to "withdraw" and "suppress" the book. Osgood asked Whitman to expunge the offending passages; Whitman, by and large, refused, and Osgood "decline[d] to further circulate the book.") That same year, in October, after Rees Welsh had issued the first Philadelphia edition, David McKay, a young Scottish immigrant, took over the business from Rees Welsh and became Whitman's friend, strong supporter, and publisher. Two years later, McKay reprinted the Rees Welsh edition of 1882 with new title page and binding to match the banned Osgood edition. "Whitman's name appears twice on the binding, once in a gold stamped framed facsimile autograph on the front cover, and again on the spine, where the name forms the very ground of the 'Leaves of Grass' that appear above his name in both words and visual emblems, as if the leaves are literally growing from Walt Whitman. . . . And on down the spine is Whitman's beloved hand and butterfly emblem, now with the butterfly-soul appearing on the verge of taking leave of the body-hand: Whitman, still suffering the aftereffects of a stroke, was now convinced his life was near its end. The odd yellowish-olive cast of the cover cloth suggests autumn now instead of the summer-green of the early editions, and the tall grass on the spine looks like hay ready for the harvest. . . . Whitman never again created a new edition of Leaves, though he did add two 'annexes' and repackaged the book in different ways." (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) N.B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme . With a life of Molià re and grammatical and philological notes (Pitt Prep Series.)

      J C Clay - Hardcover; French language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; 1884 printing : owner name on title page. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyers's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago.

      Chatto & Windus, London, 1884. XVI, 438 pp. + publisher's catalogue dated April 1885 32 pp. Illustrated with 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1st UK edition. Original red decorated cloth. Spine ends and corners are a little bumped and with tiny tears (See picture). The English edition was published by Chatto & Windus on December 4, 1884, several days before the American edition was received for copyright at Washington. The English ed precedes the American edition by four months.

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        Spanish and Portuguese South America during the Colonial Period.

      London: Trüber & Co.,, 1884. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spines gilt, edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers, pocket to rear pastedown of vol. 1. Large folded map in pocket to rear pastedown. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. 2. Stamp to title page verso and p. 33. Slight rubbing to extremities, minor bumps to tips, a couple of faint marks to boards, top edges dust toned; a very good set. First edition of this expansive compendium of South American history, in the grey cloth variant binding. Watson travelled widely as a British diplomat allowing him to write a number of regional histories; "it is on of the advantages of foreign legations, that now and then a man connected with them is found intelligent enough and industrious enough to study the history and character of a people". Watson served in South America from 1865 to 1869. This work was reviewed by Richard F. Burton in The Academy, where he describes Watson as "a more interesting figure than his book". With the bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason (1869–1942) to the front pastedowns. Gleason was an American Catholic priest, scholar and book collector.

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        Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. [Bde. 1 - 5 (in 8 Bden.) sowie Bde. 6 u. 7 als Reprint; zus. 10 Bde.].

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1884 - 1924 (Bde. in Reprint: Hildesheim, Olms 1965) Gr.8°, VIII S., 3024, 3326, 3472, 1648 u. 1572 Spalten, zahlr. Textabb.; Bde. als Reprint: 1071 Spalten, 17 S. u. 225, 154, 40 u. 248 S., (Neuere) Priv.-Lwd. sowie OLwd., Min. gebrauchsspurig, Papier min. gebräunt, Rücken von Bd. 5 etw. aufgehellt; gutes Ex. Jeweils EA bzw. EA des Reprints. Vorhanden die Bände I - III (jeweils in zwei Halbbänden) und die Bände IV und V; von «Aba» bis «Tyrrhenia». sowie als (etwas verkleinerter) Reprint Bd. VI «U - Zyrratel sowie Nachträge» und Bd. VII «Supplementbände I - IV». Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geschichte - Antike Religion - nichtchristliche

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      Wien & Leipzig: Urban & Schwarzenberg. Very Good. 1884-88. Hardcover. Clean blue cloth. Maroon spine label with gilt titles. Texts tight, clean & intact. Medical biographical dictionary. Approx. 4,000 pages. 80,000 physicians listed. International in scope. Erster Band: 1884, 718pp. Lindsley - Revillon. Zweiter Band: 1885, 712pp. Chavet - Gwinne. Dritter Band: 1886, 718pp. Haab - Lindsley. Vierter Band: 1886, 718pp. Lindsley - Revillon. Funfter Band: 1887, 718pp. Revolat - Trefurt. Sechster Band: 1888, 1056pp. Treiber - Zypen. Nachtrage und Erganzungen. Und unter Special Redaction Dr. E. Gurlt. Volume #1, pages 416 - 465 are age toned. A few lightly age toned edges at the beginning & ending of the other volumes. German text. Rare Section; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

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        Life And Labour In The Far, Far West: Being Notes of a Tour In The Western States, British Columbia,Manitoba, And The North-West Territory.

      London, Paris & New York.Cassell & Company. 1884.. Soft cover. 8vo, 21.6cm, xvi,432p., complete withhalf-title. With a folding frontis (some expert repairs on the folds) anda large folding coloured map, Bound in full dark green morocco, gilt andblind ruled raised bands, gilt spine titles and gilt centre panel devicedecorations, gilt decorated borders on the boards with two gilt totempoledesigns on both covers, "Indian Idols, Vancouver's Island", wide innergilt dentelles, match marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, armorialbookplate "Charles Anthony", a fine copy in fine motif decorated binding,rare. (cgc) The folding frontis, which is only found in a few copies,is a facsimile of an Indian chief's (North-West Territory of Canada)record of government supplies, as given to his tribe each year at treatytimes, 1873 to 1877. The printed explanatory note printed on the versoof the plate is dated January 1885; the plate must therefore have beentipped in after publication and rarely turns up. Presentation on thehalf-title: Charles Anthony, Esq (Jun.), with the Author's very kindregards, Bredenbury Court, May 31st, 1884. Lande S145 (with facsimileplate, present only in some copies). Lowther 641. Smith 560. cfGraff Peel 714. Waterston p160. This volume is the actual transcript froma journal kept during a tour made in North America in the spring andsummer of 1883, during which the author travelled through Utah to SanFrancisco, the Yosemite Valley, Los Angeles, up the coast to Victoria,Nanaimo, New Westminster, through the Cascade and Rocky Mountains andacross the Canadian and American prairies. More than half of thenarrative relates to the Canadian prairies (Regina, Moose Jaw, MedicineHat, Qu'Appelle, Pembina, &c.). Appended is The Kootenay Lake Districtby Mr. W.A.Baillie-Grohman. ". our objective was to collect asmuch information as possible, more especially as regards farming andemigration, in the hope of thus being able to assist those in England whomight be thinking of seeking a new home across the Atlantic"(preface). .

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        Armorial general: précéde d'un Dictionnaire des termes du blason. 2. éd.

      G. B. van Goor Zonen, Goda, 1884. 2 v. (XLII, 1149 p., 7 c. di tav.; VIII, 1316 p.), 24 cm, mezza pelle editoriale con titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. IL PREZZO SI RIFERISCE ALL'INSIEME DEI DUE VOLUMI. De Ghellinck 1391 - Saffroy 3057 : « Ce recueil est le plus complet qui existe ; il donne plus de 110.000 armoiries de familles françaises et étrangères, et, malgré les lacunes qu'il comporte, il rend et rendra toujours d'immenses services. C'est un livre de fond indispensable ». Cette édition corrigée fait toujours référence. Le relieur a fixé sur les dos le chagrin à décor orné d'une reliure plus ancienne.

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        The Rape of Florida

      St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing Co, 1884. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Frontispiece. 1st Printing 95 Pp. Brown Cloth, Gilt. Dates 1884 On Title And Copyright Pages. Covers Worn And Frayed At Corners, But Clean And All Cover Gilt Is Complete And Bright. Front Hinge Cracked, Rear Hinge Intact. Pages Browning. 2" Tear At Bottom Of Spine Edge Of Frontispiece. Ownership Signatures Of George Cabell, Possibly The George Cabell [1860-] Of Henderson, Ky, Listed In Who's Who Of The Colored Race, 1915.

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        Biblia, dat is de Gantsche Heylige Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonycke Boecken des Ouden ende des Nieuwen Testaments. Door last van de Hoogh Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ende volgens 't besluyt van de synode nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de oorspronckelicke Griecksche tale in onse Nederlantsche getrouwelick overgesett: met aenteeckeningen van de gelijck-luydende texten. Door gemeyne ordre der Nederlantsche kercken van druckfauten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generaak der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen, in den jare 1773 gekooren met de n

      Amsterdam, J. Brandt en Zoon, en te haarlem, Johannes Enschedé en Zonen (Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie) 1884/1870 - 416, 126, 132 folia. Origineel Leer met 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1,5 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 18,5 x L. 11,5 x D. 7 cm. (De onder- en bovenkant van de rug is wat sleets, met een handgeschreven familieregister op de voorste schutbladen daterend tot het jaar 1948. De binnenkant van de klampen is gegraveerd met op de bovenste klamp de initialen GHD en op de onderste klamp het jaar 1918. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Aantrekkelijke band van bruin leer voorzien van royaal zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De draagketting aan het kerkboek past bij de achttiende eeuwse gewoonte om allerlei voorwerpen aan een kettinkje mee te dragen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorden bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.)

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        The Monuments of Athens: An Historical and Archaeological Description

      Edward Stanford, London 1884 - Xii, 101 Pp. Brown Cloth, Gilt, With Blindstamped Greek Border. Folding Map Of Central Athens At Front. Dedication Page [Printed, Not Handwritten] To Sophia Schliemann, Sister Of The Author. Interesting Now For Showing The State Of Late Nineteenth Century Archaeological Remains In Athens; Actually Much Of Downtoen And The Entire Placa Is An Architectural Site. Lightly Used With Rubbing At Corners, Gilt Strong. Hinges Tight, Original Slate Endpapers Clean. A Few Pencil Marks And Notes, No Names, No Ink, Small Bookseller's Label Of Beck And Barth, Librairie Internationale, Athens. A Scarce Book, Although Many Print-On-Demand Versions Are Now Available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teoria della retroattività delle leggi. Seconda edizione riveduta e accresciuta dall'autore con riguardo alla più recente giurisprudenza

      Utet 1884 1889, Torino - In 8, 4 volumi di pp. 378, 466, 524, 544. Rilegatura m. pergamena con titoli e fregi in nero sul dorso. Lievissime abrasioni alla cop., rarissime fiorit.+

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        Isola d' Elba

      Firenze 1884 - Carta nautica stampata dall’ Istituto Geografico Militare. In buono stato di conservazione. Aggiornata al 1931. Dimensioni 890 690mm

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      Piccadilly W. London: Messrs, Fores. Very Good+. 1884-1911. First Edition. Hardcover. This magazine was published from 1884-1912. This is the first 28 of 29 volumes. Uniformly bound in publisher's half red morocco over blue cloth covered boards. Spines have raised bands, gilt lettering to two compartments and gilt decorations to remaining four compartments: crossed whips with a fox's brush and riding hat; duck; horse's head and a horse shoe. With marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. 896 plates (32/vol) after Finch Mason, R. M. Alexander, Cuthbert Bradley and others (the majority tinted duotone lithographs). Glossy b/w 'Fores's Illustrated Catalogue' (from 6 to 22 pp) bound into the rear of each volume followed by ads for other Fores's publications. Slight unevenness to color of spines (as usual) , minor scuffing to some edges & corners. Condition of covers ranges from VG to VG+. Four volumes have a few flecks of foxing on the front &/or rear endpapers. Top corner of p.136, vol XVIII missing a 1/2" piece. Otherwise the interiors of texts including plates are in near fine condition. . A very handsome set. Inside the front cover of each volume is the armorial bookplate of WILLIAM DUGALD STUART (Esquire, J. P. For co. Beds. Lieut. Colonel Late Bedford Regiment, formerly King's Royal Rifle Corp born Oct. 18, 1860) with the motto: "Avito viret honore." Sports, Sports Stories, Bicycling, Billiards, Boxing, Cricket, Curling, Equestrian, Fox Hunting, Golf, Horse Racing, Sailing etc. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 8402 pages .

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        The Gypsies of Yetholm: Historical, Traditional, Philogical, and Humorous [with] The Yetholm History of the Gypsies [and]David Blythe the Gipsy King A Character Sketch.

      Kelso; J & J H Rutherford, 1884, 1882 & 1883. - Three books bound together in one volume. Octavo. Gypsies: pp. vii, [1], 192 with frontispiece engraving of James Allan the Northumberland Piper and 2 plates; Yetholm History pp. [6], 152, [8] publishers' catalogue, [4] blank, [2] ads with frontispiece photograph of Esther Faa Blyth laid-on above facsimile signature, engraving of Kirk Yetholm and fold-out chart; David Blythe pp. 27, 7 publishers' catalogue, [2] blank, 16 further catalogue with captioned frontispiece photograph of David Blythe laid-on. Publishers' maroon cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and decorative border in blind to boards. Canary yellow endpapers. Cloth sunned to spine and rubbed to edges with bruised corners and wear at corners and spine tips. Front joint just starting and lower joint split approx 1-inch. A shaken copy with inner front hinge cracked but holding and rear hinge starting top & tail. Engraved bookplate of Euphemia Reid to front pastedown featuring a peacock motif, and printed plates to rfep and rear pastedown featuring rhyming couplet and sketch of Hatley Park at Sandy in Bedfordshire respectively; no annotation or inscriptions. Creasing and associated nicks to top edge ffep, frontis and Gypsies title page (margin only) and 1-inch closed tear to lower margin p 29/30; corner creasing to pp 15-26 Yetholm History. Scattered foxing mainly to textblock edge and final catalogue at rear; mount leaves for frontispiece photographs a little wrinkled. Overall a Good copy. Locally published at Kelso in the Borders, the Brockie's subject matter is the history the the Faas, Youngs and associated gypsy families centred around Kirk Yetholm from the seventeenth century, while the focus of Lucas' work is the language that they used and the Stuart is a biography of the "Gipsy King" David Blythe (1795-1883). The association of the families with Yetholm traditionally springs from a gypsy called Young who saved the life of Captain David Bennet at the siege of Namur; in gratitude Bennet built cottages and granted rights to the gypsy families at his home village of Kirk Yetholm. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        On The Discovery of The Periodic Law and on Relations Among the Atomic Weights

      London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1884. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. 7 1/4" Tall. Numerous Black and White Charts. Viii, 39 Pp + Clean And Bright Pages, With 16 Pages Of Publisher's Ads At The Rear, Dated 1884. Blue Cloth, Gilt, Black Endpapers. Illustrated With Numerous Charts Including Two Fold-Out Charts. "This Little Book Contains An Exact Reprint Of All The Papers On Relations Among The Atomic Weights, And On The Periodic Law (Provisionally Termed The 'Law Of Octaves'), Written By Myself (Newlands) And Printed In The 'Chemical News', Some Years Before M. Mendelejeff Had Published Anything On The Subject Of The Periodic Law." Covers Are Immaculate With Bright Gilt Lettering, An Exceptional Copy With No Wear But A Few Nicks To The Cloth, Otherwise Fine: Rear Spine Gutter Has 1/2" Loss Of Cloth And Two Circular 1/16" Areas With Loss Of Cloth. Rear Panel Fore Edge Has 1/4" Loss Of Cloth Near Bottom And Several Miniscule "Pinholes".

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