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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 : 1884 Original Paperback Wisden

      1884. Hi, This lot is an 1884 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper touched up but otherwise a very nice example of an old book. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some marks and small 1/2 inch tear repaired to the rear cover and tiny amount to the corners. Internally nice and clean , very white and hardly any spotting.

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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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        BIOGRAPHISCHES LEXICON DER HERVORRAGENDEN AERZTE ALLER ZEITEN UND VOLKER (1884 - 1888) SIX VOLUMES

      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 187.cf. 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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        Theodore Roosevelt Regrets He Couldn’t Convince Dark Horse Candidate Supporters to go to John Sherman at 1884 Republican National Convention

      1884 - Autograph Signed Letter to John Sherman in reference to the 1884 Republican National Convention. July 12, 1884. 2 pp. 4 1/2 x 7 in. on two adjoining black-bordered sheets. While his brother William Tecumseh Sherman shirked a political career, John Sherman was a lifelong public servant. Here, he attempts to gain the Republican presidential nomination for the second time. Complete Transcript422 Madison Av./New York/July 12th 84Hon John ShermanDear Sir,Your kind favor of the 16th inst. has come to hand. I have only to regret that my efforts to transfer the various "dark horse" and "favorite son" votes to yourself were not successful; you would have received the most cordial and hearty support from all Republicans, and I should have been proud indeed could I have assisted in bringing about your nomination. Most truly yours, Theodore RooseveltDocketed: "N.Y. July 12/84 Theodore Roosevelt"Historical BackgroundRoosevelt's black-bordered mourning stationery was in memorial to Roosevelt's wife Alice and his mother Martha, who both tragically died within hours of each other on February 14, 1884. The brother of General William Tecumseh Sherman, John Sherman (1823-1900) proved to be one of the most influential Republicans of his time. He served as Ohio Representative (1855-1861) and Senator (1881-1897), Secretary of the Treasury under Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881), and Secretary of State under William McKinley (1897-1898). In 1884, he sought the Republican nomination for the presidency for the second time of three failed attempts (1880, 1884, and 1888). He was the principal author of the 1890 Antitrust Act that bears his name.Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th President, and a fervent nationalist, environmentalist, and reformer. He began his political career as a Republican state assemblyman, then president of the New York Police Board in 1895-1897, where he fought administrative corruption. Roosevelt organized and led a regiment, the Rough Riders, in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He used his newfound celebrity to win election as governor of New York (1898-1900), and was nominated as Vice President under William McKinley for the Election of 1900. In 1901, he became President upon McKinley's assassination, and was re-elected in his own right in 1904. He insisted on a strong navy, civil service reform, national conservation efforts, and federal regulation of trusts, monopolies, and meatpackers. Roosevelt declined to run again in 1908, instead throwing his support behind William Howard Taft. However, disappointed with his hand-picked successor, in 1912, Roosevelt decided to run against Taft as a third-party candidate against Taft. The split in the Republican Party, and a strong showing by Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs, propelled Democrat Woodrow Wilson into the White House. Though he was mentioned as a candidate in 1916, Roosevelt retired from politics, but was a strong advocate of entering World War I on the side of Britain and France.

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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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        FORES'S SPORTING NOTES & SKETCHES, A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE DESCRIPTIVE OF BRITISH, INDIAN, COLONIAL, AND FOREIGN SPORT

      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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        Bel ami & Yvette - Germinal & La joie de vivre In La Vie Populaire : année EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La Vie populaire, 1884. Fine. La Vie populaire, Paris 3 Janvier 1884 au 31 Décembre 1885, 24x33cm, 208 fascicules reliés en 4 volumes. - first editions of this magazine illustrated bi-weekly serials are engaged in unpublished, are previously published texts of the most illustrious writers of the late siècle.bindings half shagreen cherry back with five nerves decorated nets with small cold traces of rubbing, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards cover illustrated preserved bindings of époque.Riches contributions including those of E. Zola with full supplies of "Germinal" N ° 131 to # 163 and "joie de vivre", G. de Maupassant with full supplies of "Bel Ami" and "Yvette", with A. Daudet "Sappho" from No. 45 to No. 57, JK Huysmans E. Bourges with "Under the ax" unpublished novel, Tolstoy, P. Arena, P. Bourget, O. Mirbeau, C. Monselet, J. Lorrain, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, I. Turgenev ... nice and rare collection despite a few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales de cette revue bi-hebdomadaire illustrée livrant en feuilletons soient des inédits, soient des textes précédemment publiés des auteurs les plus illustres de cette fin de siècle. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets à froid comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture illustrés conservés, reliures de l'époque. Riches contributions dont celles de E. Zola avec les livraisons complètes de "Germinal" du N°131 au N°163 et de "La joie de vivre", G. de Maupassant avec les livraisons complètes de "Bel ami" et "Yvette", A. Daudet avec "Sapho" du N°45 au N°57, J.K. Huysmans, E. Bourges avec "Sous la hache" roman inédit, L. Tolstoï, P. Arène, P. Bourget, O. Mirbeau, C. Monselet, J. Lorrain, J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, I. Tourgueneff... Agréable et rare ensemble malgré quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and round the world; being personal narratives of attempts to reach the North and South Poles...

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. 1884. First edition. Two volumes. Small 4to. [I] xx, 432pp, 28 tinted lithographs (including a frontis portrait, a map and five folding panoramas), other text woodcuts, 16pp publisher's adverts. [II] xii, 412pp, 16pp publisher's adverts; 12 tinted lithographs (including two frontis portraits, one with the Autobiography, and two maps, one folding), 24 b&w woodcut plates, other text woodcuts. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black with polar scenes on spines and upper boards; some light silverfishing, extremities a little rubbed, the cloth on the spines dulled somewhat, short split at head of Vol I upper joint; now in new mylar sleeves. The pages in both volumes mostly unopened from mid-way through; in the second volume some pages have been carelessly opened resulting in some marginal tears (a few neatly closed with clear archival tape) and small missing pieces, affecting a dozen or so pages. The endpapers rather yellowed, a small damp mark at the inner foot corners of Vol II affects perhaps a half of the volume, well away from text or images; otherwise both text and plates very clean. Owner's bookplate in each volume. *** [title continues] ...and of an open boat expedition up the Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin and Her Majesty's ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', in her Majesty's boat 'Forlorn Hope', under the command of the author. To which are added an autobiography, appendix, portraits, maps, and numerous illustrations. Renard 1051; Spence 747, Rosove 221. .

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        EDMUND YATES: HIS RECOLLECTIONS AND EXPERIENCES [ IN TWO VOLUMES ] [ EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED EDITION ]

      London: Richard Bentley & Sons, 1884. 8vo; xiv, 338 pp. [Vol. I], x, 365 pp. [Vol. II]. First edition. Extra-illustrated edition, with photographs, portraits, plates, autographs, and notes. Autographs include those of novelists Wilkie Collins, Charles Reade, and Geraldine Jewsbury, as well as Robert Peel and Susan B. Anthony. Very good in original three-quarter calf, gilt-decorated spine with five raised bands. Shallow chipping to head of spine and some slight fraying to bottom of spine of Volume I. Edmund Yates (1831-1894) was a Victorian dramatist and novelist, the author of Running the Gauntlet and The Black Sheep. He was also the editor of The World, a journal of society.

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        Spanish and Portuguese South America during the Colonial Period. In two volumes.

      London: Trüber & Co., 1884 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spines gilt, edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers, pocket to rear pastedown of vol. 1. 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. Large folded map in pocket to rear pastedown. 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. The British Quarterly Review, Volume 43, p. 554; The Academy, Volume 25, pp. 342-343, 1884; Casada 294. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Os Lusiadas (the Lusiads) [and] Camoens: His Life and His Lusiads [and] Camoens The Lyricks

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1884. 1st ed. of these three two volume sets of Camoes-related Burton translations which were uniformly bound and also numbered I-VI on the backstrips. The "Os Lusiadas" volumes are the 2nd issue of the 1st ed., which is actually uniform in size and binding with the 1st eds. of the other 2 sets. Hardcover. Near Fine. 6 volumes, xix, 250, [251]-471, vii, 366, [369-738], 265, [269-540]p. Original green cloth with lightly worn gilt corners on front cover and gilt lettering on front covers and backstrips. 18cm. Minor soiling and wear. Leaves lightly browned. Each volume has the bookplate of Burke Casari, a Burton collector and enthusiast. Camoes was a great 16th century Portuguese poet. Burton projected at least four more Camoes-related volumes but they were apparently never published. [See Penzer's "Annotated Bibliography" at pages 103-106]. Isabel Burton was identified as editor of these rather scarce volumes.

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        Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake Cities, for 1884

      Salt Lake City, UT: Printed for Sloan and Dunbar, by the Herald Printing and Publishing Company, 1884. First edition. Hardcover. 634pp. Octavo [26 cm] Green cloth with title (very faint) on backstrip. Large fold-out map present at the front. Good plus. The extremities are rubbed, the boards are a bit bowed, and the fore edge corners of the covers are gently bumped. The cloth at the spine ends is chipped with loss, and it is a bit frayed at the edges, occasionally exposing the underlying boards. There is a deep gouge in the surface of the backstrip which is 1/4" wide by 1/2" tall. There are multiple cracks in the endsheets along the hinges (the longest crack measuring 3 inches), and there is a small label from the Juvenile Instructor Publishing House on the front pastedown. The pages are tanned, and the pages at the end are a bit rippled. There is a 2" closed tear in the fold out chart at p. 300. The book is very sturdy. A wealth of period advertisements throughout, some with great illustrations. One of the three original Sloan directories (1869, 1874,1884). Includes a 'Sketch of Mormonism' Flake/Draper 7761.

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        [Collection of 11 French offprints and extracts on the Islamic world].[Paris (1 Leipzig), 1831-1859]. 11 items in 1 volume. 8vo. With many passages in Arabic. Contemporary half vellum.

      Cf. Irwin, For lust of knowing, p. 148; for Defrémery: Cooper, Men of the time (1884), pp. 330. Collection of 11 French offprints and extracts of articles concerning the history of the Islamic world, all by notable orientalists, covering diverse topics such as the architecture of the Arabs and Moors, the astronomy of the Chaldeans, the Hindustani language, the Persian chronicle Mojmal al-tawarikh, the Ghurid dynasty, the kings of Achlath and Mardin (modern day Turkey), the Persian Mozaffarid dynasty, the Persian Sultan Barkiarocq, and India, but also including the autobiography of the famous Arab historiographer and historian Ibn Khaldun. Most of the authors were students of the distinguished orientalist Silvestre de Sacy. "it was inevitable that French Orientalism in the first half of the nineteenth century should be dominated by de Sacy's students. The most prominent of these was Etienne-Marc Quatremère (1782-1857)" (Irwin). Four of the articles are written by a student of Quatremère, Charles Defrémery (1822-1883), who had a "high reputation as an orientalist" (Cooper) himself.With a manuscript index to the articles. A couple leaves slightly browned and a small tear in the title-page of the third article, otherwise in very good condition. Binding very good as well.

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        MANUSCRITOS ORIGINALES DE JOAQUÍN BLAKE Y ORBANEJA PARA LA INSTRUCCIÓN DE SUS HIJAS ELENA, MARÍA Y JOAQUÍNA

      1884 - Materia: Documentos antiguos del siglo XIX. Geografía. Historia. Matemáticas. Ortografía. Publicación: 1884. Descripción: 6 tomos distintas encuadernaciones todas de época. Todos están firmados o con sello de Joaquín Blake excepto uno "Lecciones de geografía" Estado de conservación: Buen estado. Joaquín Blake y Orbaneja (1829-1911}, último vástago varón y militar de la familia Blake (nieto de Joaquín Blake y Joyes), ascendió hasta obtener el empleo de Coronel del Cuerpo de Estado Mayor, tras participar en varias comisiones topográficas. RS2 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DENISE

      1884. Paperback. Fine. SCHOLL. Aurelien. DENISE. (MEUNIER binding). Paris: Ed. Rouveyre et G. Blond, 1884. Illustrations by Grivas, engraved by Arents. This is #18 of 50 numbered copies on Japon, out of an edition of 100, each with an additional suite of the illustrations on Japon, without the text. Scarlet morocco levant with gilt frame of branches, leaves and bird, surrounded by 4 filets, design repeated in spine compartments, with the addition of roses. T.e.g. Original wrappers bound-in. Signed on gilt floral turn-in by Charles Meunier. Fine. With the addition of a tipped-in autograph letter, signed by Scholl, about an earlier edition of this title.

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        Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Neue und weig bekannte Arten zumeist aus der Sammlung der Senckenberg'schen naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Frankfurt am Main, 2 Parts, complete (bound in one volume).

      Frankfurt am Main: Im Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft, 1884-1891. First edition.. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (4), 531; 15 full page chromolithograph plates (1 ornate chromolithograph title page + 14 chromolithographs of butterflies and moths, designated I-XIV), frontispiece photogravure of the author at beginning of part 2). Recent one-half green morocco leather, spine with 5 raised bands, with red and black morocco title labels lettered in gilt, over English marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, 4to (282 x 230 mm). This authoritative work is the earliest monographic treatment of the Lepidoptera of Madagascar. Part 1 covers Rhopalocera, Heterocera: Sphinges et Bombyces and Part 2 covers Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae and Microlepidoptera. Many species new to science are described here. Small rectangular stamp of Universität Basel at the top margin of the title page, no other ownership marks and no signs of use. Very scarce.

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        Deutschlands nützliche und schädliche Vögel

      Berlin, Paul Parey, (1884/1885) Vorsatzpapier/unbedruckt, 32 Tafeln I - XXXII in Chromolithographie. Nachsatzpapier/unbedruckt. Format quer Quart (54 cm x 39,5 cm). Original dunkelgrün-olivfarbiger Leineneinband, Buchrücken und Ecken in Leder schwarz. Doppellinienornament vorder- und rückseitig ringsumlaufend, Vorderseite zusätzlich Titel und kleines Ornament. Lederrücken ebenfalls Doppellinien, waagerecht. Linien, Ornament, Titel ehemals goldfarbig, jetzt verblasst. Kanten, Ecken, bestoßen. Buchrücken oben und unten beschädigt und stark berieben. Seiten nachgedunkelt, ab und zu kleiner Einriß. Ca. die Hälfte der Bilder mit einem \"\"Schleier\"\", mit einem weiß-grauem Abdruck der gegenüberliegenden Seite versehen - mal als stärkerer \"\"Fleck\"\" zu erkennen, oft kaum wahrnehmbar. Dies geschieht nicht selten bei älteren Bildbänden, die unter Druck aufbewahrt wurden. Der beschriebene Zustand dieses sehr seltenen Buches ist im Preis berücksichtigt. ACHTUNG: Es handelt sich nur um den Atlas mit den Bildern - das Textbuch ist NICHT dabei. Weitere Beschreibung: Das großformatige Buch beinhaltet 32 einseitig bedruckte Seiten (einklappbar) mit Deutschlands nützlichen und schädlichen Vögeln. (Angegeben: \"\"natürliche Größe\"\", \"\"halbe Größe\"\" etc.) Beschreibungen sind am unteren Rand zu finden, Namen auf deutsch und latein. Gerne schicke ich auf Wunsch weitere Fotos. Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Le rouge et le noir. Réimpression textuelle de l’édition originale. Illustré de 80 eaux-fortes par H. Dubouchet. Préface de Léon Chapron, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, 1884. 3 tomos.

      1884 - In-4° menor.- xxiv-324-338-377 p.- Ilustrado con 80 aguafuertes, originales de H. DUBOUCHET.- 1/350 sur vélin à la cuve.- Encuadernación jansenista en marroquí azul oscuro; lomos de cinco nervios; títulos dorados; rica orla interior y cantos dorados (E. Thevenet).- Impecable ejemplar. CARTERET, IV, 368. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In Eis und Schnee. Die Aufsuchung der Jeannette-Expedition und eine Schlittenfahrt durch Sibirien. Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe. Mit 46 Abbildungen in Holzschnitt und 3 Karten.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1884. 8°. 22,5 cm. X, 384 Seiten, 3 Karten. Grüner illustrierter Original-Leinenband. Erste Ausgabe. Einband minimal berieben, kleiner Besitzerstempel verso Vorsatz. Gutes bis sehr gutes, komplettes Exemplar Versand D: 4,90 EUR Forschungsreisen / expedition; Polarexpedition / Polar expedition

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        JADIS ET NAGUERE Poésies EDITION ORIGINALE tiré à 500 Exemplaires.

      1884 - A Paris Léon Vanier 1884 achevé d'imprimer le trente novembre mil huit cent quatre-vingt-quatre 1 vol. in-12 (180x115) demi-basane fauve dos à nerfs avec titre doré et filets dorés sur les nerfs tête or 1 ff. 1 f. titre 1 p. de titre avec jolie vignette de titre 159 pp. dt Table. Tirage à 500 exemplaires dont(il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers), Charmant Exemplaire avec de très minimes frottements [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1884 1st UK ed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TWAIN Tom Sawyer Illustrated

      London : Chatto & Windus, 1884. First edition, second impression. BAL 3414. “Spottiswoode” on copyright. - 1884 1st UK ed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TWAIN Tom Sawyer Illustrated “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” - Legacies of Genius. “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.” – Earnest Hemingway Mark Twain’s momentous book Huckleberry Finn has been the source of arguments, discussion, and controversy since it first appeared in 1885. It has been reprinted countless times and is still considered to be one of the most popular American novels, if not the most popular. This first English edition, is the second impression of the work. This copy has Sequence B ‘saddle-stitched’ with wire staples rather than sewn. The British printing preceded the more famous American edition by four months. Item number: #358 Price: $ 950 TWAIN, Mark. 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, second impression. BAL 3414. “Spottiswoode” on copyright. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xvi], 438 • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~7.5in X 5.5in (19cm x 13.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 358 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prinz Friedrich Karl im Morgenlande. Dargestellt von seinen Reisebegleitern Prof. Dr. H. Brugsch-Pascha und Major Fr. X. von Garnier.

      Frankfurt an der Oder, Verlag Trowitzsch und Sohn 1884 - Groß-4°. 37,5 cm. IV, 240 Seiten. Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und deckeltitel, Rundum-Goldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. Kainsbacher (2016) Seite 68. Einband berieben und leicht bestoßen. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        China Sea Directory. Volume II. Second Edition. - 1879 Supplement. (Corrected to Nov. 1884.)

      Hydrographic Office Admiralty, London 1884 - String bound, missing front, rear covers. Extremely Rare OCLC finds 0 copies. Advertisement. This Supplement contains corrections and additions to the China Sea Directory, Vol. II. published in 1879, which have been drawn up chiefly from the Reports and Surveys by Officers of Her Majestry's ships;together with such general information affecting the China Sea Directory, Vol. II. which has been recieved since the publication of that book. W. J. L. W. Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, London, November, 1884. 43 pgs. Index, chip to rear cover Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires sur les lépidoptères. Rédigés par N. M. Romanoff. Tome I-II, IV-VI, and IX.

      - St.-Pétersbourg, Privately published, 1884-1897. Six volumes [of nine] in six, 4to (29.0 x 19.4 cm; the volumes I, II, IV slightly smaller). Text, and 90 plates of which 89 finely hand-coloured [I (1884) 181 pp., 10 plates; II (1885) 262 pp., 16 plates; IV (1890) xvii, 577 pp., 22 plates (including one tinted plate A, between pp. 192-193), one rose-tinted table on p. 146, and a rose-tinted map on p. 196. Lacks one map (as usual); V (1889) [i], 248 pp., 12 plates; VI (1892) 701 pp., 16 plates; IX (1897) 367 pp., 14 plates]. Contemporary half calf over embossed cloth. Spines five raised bands and gilt title. Speckled edges [volumes I-II, IV]; Later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Patterned endpapers [volumes V, VI, IX].l A beautifully illustrated work and one of the rarest publications on butterflies. Even single volumes are very rare, and of volume 8 only about ten copies exist, since most were destroyed in a fire. This set comprises volumes 1-2, 4-6, and 9. A modern reprint of volume 8 is included for free. In this set, all 89 plates that should be finely hand-coloured are indeed so. The work contains contributions by several leading entomologists of the late 19th century, including Christoph, Snellen, Standfuss, Staudinger, and others, including Romanoff himself. Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanoff (1859-1919) was the only naturalist of the Czar family. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks. The various contributions here are mainly written in German and French, and many new species are introduced. Volume IV forms a single, large monograph, titled "Le Pamir et sa fauna lépidoptérologique" and is written by G. Groum-Grshimaïlo, who provided several other contributions. It lacks the map. Otherwise all volumes are complete. Copies having several or many of the plates uncoloured do exist, but in this set all plates are in original, very fine hand-colouring. Former owner's name handwritten in the upper margin of the title pages of volumes V, VI, and IX; some shallow worming in the spine of volumes V-IX, and few pages lightly spotted, otherwise a fine, clean set. All volumes were printed in very low numbers, so they are rarely for sale. Junk, Bibliotheca Lepidopterologica, 2268; Nissen ZBI, 4678. Not in Horn-Schenkling II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der Angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. XI. Monographie: Die Polycladen.

      - Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1884. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (33.3 x 27.2 cm). ix, 688 pp., 54 text engravings, 39 lithographed plates, of which 11 in beautiful full colour (chromolithographs), and several partly coloured, with explanatory text. Original uniform wrappers with printed text and wood engraving of the Institute' s building in Naples.l Very rare and very beautifully illustrated monograph of the often spectacularly coloured swimming flatworms, which often closely resemble nudibranchs. A massive work, published in two parts. Published as part 11 of the series "Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel". Other parts of this series deal with other marine organisms; this is the only work on flatworms. The large plates are printed by Werner & Winter Lithographische Anstalt in Frankfurt am Main and are of excellent quality. An uncut copy, thus with the widest possible margins. This volume is of further interest because it contains a 4 pp. list of subscribers (including the German emperor, and noted zoologists such as Alexander Agassiz, Carus, Percy Sladen, Brusina, Barboza du Bocage, Retzius, and others). Also present is the 2 pp. list of published and planned monographs in this series, including, as vol. 16, the eolidie by Trinchese (who died in 1897) and, as vol. 32, the amphineureans by Hubrecht (1853-1915). Neither were published, their volume numbers being used for other monographs. Rear wrapper of second volume detached; otherwise very good, with fine, clean plates. Nissen ZBI, 2100. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NOUVELLES HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES. Traduites par Charles BAUDELAIRE. Édition illustré De 13 Gravures Hors Texte

      A. Quantin, Paris 1884 - 4º mayor, XIX-410 págs., adornadas con 9 excelentes grabados al aguafuerte de Chifflart, Abot, Wogel y 4 heliograbados de Meyer, Ferat, Meaulle y Laurens. Leve punto de óxido en alguna hoja. Lomo en chagrín rojo decorado con dorados, nervios punteados, planos en tela de seda con fino hilo dorado, corte superior dorado. Buen ejemplar. Literatura americana. American literature.

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