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

      Printed for Sloan and Dunbar, by the Herald Printing and Publishing Company, Salt Lake City, UT 1884 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A monograph of the Meropidae, or family of the bee-eaters.

      London, published by the author, 1884-1886. Folio (380 x 280mm). pp. xix, (1), 1-40, 40a, 40b, 41-144, with 34 hand-coloured lithographs by J.G. Keulemans. Contemporary half morocco, gilt lettered and decorated spine in 6 compartments. The Meropidae was published by the author in five parts between 1884 and 1886.The descriptive text of 144 pp by Dresser also included introductory notes by Frank E. Beddard mainly on the anatomy of the species. An important monograph, 'The Meropidae' is one of three major monographs published by Dresser. The others are 'History of the Birds of Europe 1871-96' still the largest and most complete work on this subject, and 'A Monograph of the Coraciidae 1893'. All have illustrations by Keulemans. Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912) began his career as a taxidermist providing stuffed birds to the State Museum of Natural History at Leiden. The Director of that Museum encouraged Keulemans to pursue his love of natural history, where he obtained a scientific appointment after an expedition to West Africa in 1865-66. His accomplishments in illustration came to the notice of Richard Bowdler Sharpe, later a Director of the British Museum, who encouraged him to move to England. He quickly achieved wide recognition and established himself as the most popular bird artist of the late Victorian period. The Bee-Eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. All are colourful and have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which give them a swallow-like appearance when seen from afar. A fine copy of the rarest and most beautiful of Dresser's monographs.//Fine Bird Books p. 72; Zimmer p. 178; Nissen IVB, 269; Anker p. 56.

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        The Man versus the State: Containing "The New Toryism," "The Coming Slavery," "The Sins of Legislators" and "The Great Political Superstition.

      London: Williams & Norgate,, 1884. Reprinted from The Contemporary Review, with a Postscript. Octavo (209 x 134 mm). Bound second in a volume of 3 pamphlets, near-contemporary red half calf, green morocco label to spine, raised bands decorated in gilt and compartments ruled in blind, purple pebbled cloth, edges speckled red. Bookplate and library label to front pastedown, library stamp to front free endpaper, some pencil annotations to contents. Light rubbing to extremities, minor wear to corners, boards sunned, hinges cracked but holding, endpapers browned from turn-ins, a very good copy. First edition in book form of Spencer's most scathing and anti-socialist protest against the dangers of incremental legislative reforms, The Man versus the State, first published as four separate articles between February-July 1884. Spencer's journalistic writings of the late 1870s and early 1880s culminated "in his famous polemic against 'the new Toryism' (that is, the social reformist wing of Gladstonian Liberalism), published in 1884 as The Man versus the State. In this he denounced the Liberals for having lost their raison d'être of defending personal liberty, and engaging instead in a long sequence of paternalist social legislation: a sequence that included Irish land reform, compulsory education, safety at work, temperance and licensing laws, free libraries, mitigation of the rigours of the poor law, and a host of other issues. In all these spheres Spencer argued that the substantive content of the measures in question was not at issue; if achieved through altruism and voluntary co-operation, as part of spontaneous adaptation of the social organism, then all of them would have claims to be 'progressive'. What was objectionable was the use of the coercive powers of the state, the discouragement given to voluntary self-improvement, and the disregard of the 'laws of life' relating to individuation and natural selection; all of this was tantamount to 'socialism', which in Spencer's view meant the same as 'slavery'. And above all he was horrified by the all-party enthusiasm for annexation of colonies and imperial expansion—the trend for 'white savages' to make war on indigenous peoples—which seemed to subvert all he had predicted about evolutionary progress from 'militant' to 'industrial' societies and states" (ODNB). Bound up with The Man versus the State are the following texts by Spencer: a) Over-Legislation. Reprinted, with additions, from the Westminster Review, for July, 1853. [London:] John Chapman, 1854. Pp. 42. First edition in book form, from the series Chapman's Library for the People, of the essay which criticises the government's overzealous superintendence and its deleterious effect on the public's self-confidence and, therefore, its independence. b) The Classification of the Sciences. [London: Williams & Norgate,] 1871. Pp. 64. 3 plates. Third edition, first published as a brochure in 1864, of an essay in which Spencer continues his discussion on the genesis of science by suggesting that "subjective" and "objective" psychology should be regarded as two separate subjects.

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        RAMONA

      1884. A Story. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. 4 pp undated ads. Original mustard yellow cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition. Helen Fiske was born and raised in Amherst Massachusetts, where she was a close friend of Emily Dickinson; in 1852 she married a Capt. Hunt, but by 1865 he and their two children were dead. Close to despair, she turned to writing. In 1873, to relieve her hay fever, she went to Colorado; there she met and married banker William Jackson, living thereafter in Colorado Springs. She soon developed a growing indignation over the mistreatment of native Americans by the whites -- writing her book A CENTURY OF DISHONOR, which she sent to every member of Congress. RAMONA, far and away her greatest work, was next.~On the southern California ranch of Senora Moreno, a haughty Spaniard who refuses to yield to the onrushing tide of American conquest, live her son Felipe and Ramona Ortegna, a half-Indian and half-Scotch girl who does not realize she has been adopted. To this ranch comes Alessandro, a full-blooded Indian, who falls in love with Ramona and has his love reciprocated until Senora Moreno, enraged at the union between her adopted daughter and an Indian, attempts to sever the romance. Alessandro returns to his native village, which he finds has been destroyed by the Americans, who have also killed his father in seizing the Indian land... [OCAL]~To this day the old Estudillo estate in San Diego is known as "Ramona's Marriage Place," and tourists are encouraged to believe that Ramona and Alessandro were actual persons.~This copy is in mustard yellow cloth (one of several colors offered simultaneously), and is in near-fine condition (very light cover soil, as one would expect with this color cloth); there is scarcely any wear, and the original decorative endpapers are present and intact. This classic western tale has become rather scarce in collectible condition. Blanck 10456; a "Johnson High Spot" selection.

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        Max Klinger: Mädchen mit Castagnetten (Originalzeichnung)

      1884 - Tusche in Feder und Pinsel auf Papier 43 x 27 cm Rechts unten monogrammiert [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le collectivisme : examen critique du nouveau socialisme COPY INSCRIBED

      Paris : Librairie Guillaumin et Cie Collection: Économistes et publicistes contemporains. 1884 - VII, 449 pages. bel envoi autographe de l'auteur sur la page de garde (cf scan) Dos légerement fendu sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles [including Ireland]. With Plans of Towns, Copious Letterpress Descriptions, Alphabetical Indexes and Census Tables. Edited and Published by George W.Bacon.

      London, George W.Bacon, no date (ca. 1883 / 1884). - Folio. LVII pages Index, Introduction and thorough listing of content. 102 double-paged maps in colour (starting with "Wales / England" - Ending with "The Lakes of Killarney"). Original half leather on five raised bands with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Gilt edges. Excellent example of this wonderful Victorian Atlas. Even though the binding with some stronger signs of rubbing, the beautiful binding is in very firm and very good condition. Original endpapers in unusually excellent condition. Besides the remains of a butterfly-imprint on one page and some occasional foxing to some pages in very good condition. Rare ! Worldwide free registered shipping ! Includes: Historical Introduction / Political Divisions / History and Geology of England, Scotland, Ireland / Description of Principal Towns / Historical Census / Alphabetical Index to Twons - With Populations / Maps, alphabetically arranged: Index Maps (2) / County Maps - including Scotland Wales and Ireland (61) / Plans of Towns (27): Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford, Chatham, Cheltenham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hastings, Hull, London (NW,NE,SW,SE), Leeds, Liverpool (N/S)/ Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Southampton, Tunbridge Wells / Environs of Towns (13): Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London (Railway Map), Liverpool, Manchester, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Orkney and Shetland Isles, Lakes of Killarney/

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        La Sardaigne à vol d'oiseau en 1882. Son histoire, ses moeurs, sa géologie, ses richesses métallifères et ses productions de toutes sortes

      - E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie, Paris 1884, 17,5x26cm, relié. - Originale.Reliure metà dolore abete Edition, indietro oltre cinque nervi, le cui iniziali in oro è svanito nel piede posteriore una scissione po 'e poi riattaccato Lunghezza, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano Un angolo leggermente smussato senza gravità, legame di époque.Ouvrage bene delle sue litografie e xilografie 11 Inserti: 1 piastra di piegatura di una vista di Cagliari nei primi volumi, piega-in-1 così come bene 9 schede inserto di cui 4 potenziato con l'acquerello di costumi sardi tradizionali, ceramiche e piccoli sculptures.Quelques foxing minore, la mancanza minori e senza lesioni al piede di pagine di testo 285 per 296.Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin, dos passé à cinq nerfs, initiales dont l'or s'est estompé en pied du dos, un mors fendu puis recollé en pied, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin légèrement émoussé sans gravité, reliure de l'époque. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 11 lithographies ou xylographies hors-texte : 1 planche dépliante d'une vue de Cagliari en début de volume, 1 carte dépliante in-fine ainsi que de 9 planches hors-texte dont 4 rehaussées à l'aquarelle représentant des sardes en costumes traditionnels, des céramiques et des sculptures. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité, un manque sans gravité et sans atteinte au texte en pieds des pages 285 à 296. Rare.

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        REYNOLDS NUMBER: "An Experimental Investigation of the Circumstances Which Determine Whether the Motion of Water Shall be Direct or Sinuous, and of the Law of Resistance in Parallel Channels" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 174 for the Year 1884, pp. 935-982)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Osborne Reynolds' (1842-1912) paper explaining what became known as "Reynolds Number," the ratio of inertial to viscous forces which he determined through his experiments of liquid through pipes. iv, [2], viii, [1]-988 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Birds-eye View of Ketchum, Alturas Co. Idaho. As seen from the S.E. with the Philadelphia smelters in the background. Trail Creek in foreground.

      San Francisco 1884 - Thompson and West History of Idaho Territory, Showing Its Resources and Advantages: with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches &c. From Original Drawings Publisher: Wallace W. Elliott, San Francisco, 1884 Hand-colored lithograph (later color) 10 1/2” x 13 3/4” Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called “combination atlas maps.” In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes. After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 70s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Sonoma County (1877), Fresno County (1891), and Tulare County (1892). In partnership with West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties. In 1884 Thompson and West published The History of the Idaho Territory. This atlas was first full-scale history of Idaho, with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, mines, houses, and other features of Idaho settlements, including bird's-eye views of several of the towns. Much space is devoted to the mining industries and other economic enterprises, but there is also treatment of early exploration, Indian Wars and other aspects of Idaho history and settlement.

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        Tales and Novels in Verse of J. de La Fontaine

      Paris: J. Lemonnyer, Publisher, 1884. With 85 Engravings by Eisen printed from the Original Plates. 252; 334 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, some minor rubbing, else very nice set. With 85 Engravings by Eisen printed from the Original Plates. 252; 334 pp. 2 vols. 8vo.

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        The Man versus the State: Containing "The New Toryism," "The Coming Slavery," "The Sins of Legislators" and "The Great Political Superstition." Reprinted from The Contemporary Review, with a Postscript.

      London: Williams & Norgate, 1884 - Octavo (209 x 134 mm). Bound second in a volume of 3 pamphlets, near-contemporary red half calf, green morocco label to spine, raised bands decorated in gilt and compartments ruled in blind, purple pebbled cloth, edges speckled red. Light rubbing to extremities, minor wear to corners, boards sunned, hinges cracked but holding, endpapers browned from turn-ins, a very good copy. Bookplate and library label to front pastedown, library stamp to front free endpaper, some pencil annotations to contents. First edition in book form of Spencer's most scathing and anti-socialist protest against the dangers of incremental legislative reforms, The Man versus the State, first published as four separate articles between February-July 1884. Spencer's journalistic writings of the late 1870s and early 1880s culminated "in his famous polemic against 'the new Toryism' (that is, the social reformist wing of Gladstonian Liberalism), published in 1884 as The Man versus the State. In this he denounced the Liberals for having lost their raison d'être of defending personal liberty, and engaging instead in a long sequence of paternalist social legislation: a sequence that included Irish land reform, compulsory education, safety at work, temperance and licensing laws, free libraries, mitigation of the rigours of the poor law, and a host of other issues. In all these spheres Spencer argued that the substantive content of the measures in question was not at issue; if achieved through altruism and voluntary co-operation, as part of spontaneous adaptation of the social organism, then all of them would have claims to be 'progressive'. What was objectionable was the use of the coercive powers of the state, the discouragement given to voluntary self-improvement, and the disregard of the 'laws of life' relating to individuation and natural selection; all of this was tantamount to 'socialism', which in Spencer's view meant the same as 'slavery'. And above all he was horrified by the all-party enthusiasm for annexation of colonies and imperial expansion—the trend for 'white savages' to make war on indigenous peoples—which seemed to subvert all he had predicted about evolutionary progress from 'militant' to 'industrial' societies and states" (ODNB). Bound up with The Man versus the State are the following texts by Spencer: a) Over-Legislation. Reprinted, with additions, from the Westminster Review, for July, 1853. [London:] John Chapman, 1854. Pp. 42. First edition in book form, from the series Chapman's Library for the People, of the essay which criticises the government's overzealous superintendence and its deleterious effect on the public's self-confidence and, therefore, its independence. b) The Classification of the Sciences. [London: Williams & Norgate,] 1871. Pp. 64. 3 plates. Third edition, first published as a brochure in 1864, of an essay in which Spencer continues his discussion on the genesis of science by suggesting that "subjective" and "objective" psychology should be regarded as two separate subjects. Einaudi 5421. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Jadis et Naguère. -

      Léon Vanier 1884 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 159 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin vert. Dos à nerfs avec date dorée au talon. Contreplat doublé maroquin vert. Couverture gaufrée et dos conservés. Reliure signée FAVRE-PETIT-MERMET. Reliure très élégante. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 500 exemplaires sur papier vélin blanc (pas de grand papier). Bien complet du feuillet d'achevé d'imprimé et de justification. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mele Hawaii

      Honoluli, HI: J. H. Soper; J. M. Oat Jr. and Co, 1884. 1st. Original cloth. 15 pieces of sheet music with 14 covers. This set lists a range of 11-15 songs on the covers (the cover for the last song 'Kaiulani' is lacking). Song 14 appears as "Sikelike" on the cover list, but it appears correctly as "Likelike" above the score, which was corrected in subsequent issues. Songs 1, 2, 4, 8, and 14 have the J. H. Soper imprint; the other songs have the J. M. Oat imprint; all song covers are dated 1884. Publisher's black cloth with gilt lettered 'Mele Hawaii' to front cover. The ffep is stamped twice with 'The Hawaiian News Co.' Foxing to cover of first song; light wear to covers; cover the song 15 is missing; else near fine. "During 1884 and 1886 Honolulu bandmaster Henry Berger had a collection of sheet music published. With the excerption of 'Aloha Oe' by Princess Liliuokalani, the pieces were his own compositions. Each was published separately with an identical pictorial title cover featuring a circular vignette of Diamond Head framed by palm trees. At the right of the scene is a list of songs in the collection, with the title of the composition within underlined. At the lower left of the cover appears 'Schmidt Label & Lith. Co. San Francisco." (Forbes 3574).

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        Sammelband. 15 Beiträge in einem Buch. Mit vielen Kapitelvignetten (Anfang und Schluss), Titelportraits, Initialschmuckbuchstaben und teils illustrierten Werbeblättern.

      Breslau, Schottlaender (um 1880-1884). - Gr.8°. Frakturdruck. Marmorierter Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, Leinenecken und rotem Ganzschnitt. (Rücken einseitig halb geplatzt. Erster Beitrag ohne Vorsatz. Innen Randbräunung). - Ansonsten ein gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. - Inhalt: 1.: Dietrich Schäfer: Das neue Deutschland und seine Kaiser. 45 Seiten. 2.: M. E. von Sosnowski: Kuno Fischer. Mit Porträttafel in Radierung. 14 Seiten. 3.: Ludwig Ziemssen: Friedrich Spielhagen. Mit Porträttafel. 19 Seiten. 4.: Eduard Schelle: Richard Wagner. Mit Porträttafel. 28 Seiten. 5.: Adalbert von Svoboda: P. K. Rosegger. Eine Lebens- und Charakterskizze. Mit Porträttafel. 29 Seiten. 6.: Ludwig Steub: Mein Leben. Felix Dahn: Ueber Ludwig Steub. Mit einer Porträttafel. 57 Seiten. 7.: Paul Lindau: Ferdinand Lassalle's letzte Rede. 23 Seiten. 8.: Georg Ebers: Mein Grab in Theben. 23 Seiten. 9.: Adalbert von Svoboda: Franz von Defregger. Biographisches und Kritisches. Mit Porträttafel. 21 Seiten. 10.: Moritz Carriere: Bettina von Arnim. 43 Seiten. 11.: Paul Lindau: Die Ermordung des Advocaten Bernays. 46 Seiten. 12.: Wilhlem Lübke: Die Cultur der Frührenaissance in Italien. 33 Seiten. 13.: Georg Ebers: Das Alte in Kairo und in der arabischen Cultur seiner Bewohner. 33 Seiten. 14.: Carl du Prel: Das zweite Gesicht. Psychologische Studie. 23 Seiten. 15.: Eduard Graf Lamezan: Ueber menschliche Willensfreiheit und strafrechtliche Zurechnung. Vortrag gehalten im Leseverein der "Akademische Lesehalle" an der Universität Wien am 26. Februar 1880 von Eduard Grafen Lamezan. 29 Seiten.

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        Le Crime et le Châtiment.

      - Paris, Plon, Nourit et Cie, 1884. 2 volumes in-12, demi-percaline vert bronze de l'époque à la Bradel, dos lisses ornés d'un fleuron central, pièces de titre de maroquin noir, datés en pied, couvertures conservées, (4), 334 p. et (4), 308 p. Edition originale française (pas de grand papier) de la première traduction, par Victor Derély. Les deux volumes en premier tirage sans mention d'édition. Rousseurs et brunissures parfois soutenues. Bon exemplaire, non rogné, couvertures conservées. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales and Novels in Verse of J. de La Fontaine

      Paris: J. Lemonnyer, Publisher, 1884. With 85 Engravings by Eisen printed from the Original Plates. 252; 334 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, some minor rubbing, else very nice set. With 85 Engravings by Eisen printed from the Original Plates. 252; 334 pp. 2 vols. 8vo.

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        The Indian Tribes of the United States Their History, Antiquities, Customs, Religion, Arts, Language, Traditions, Oral Legends and Myths; Volume II

      Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co, 1884. Hard Cover. fair-good. Volume 2. Quarto. 455pp Brown cloth. Ex-library. Color frontispiece. Illustrated with 100 fine engravings on steel. Front endpaper detached Usual ex-library markings to title page and reverse of title page. Binding tight. Lacking Volume 1.

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        Rapport Sur Les Eaux Minerales Du Caucase

      Paris : Typographie Georges Chamerot, 1884. First Edition. Contemporary quarter aniline calf over marble boards, near fine. Raised spine bands with gilt-tooled spine compartments. Minor rubbing and toning only to the spine bands and panel edges. Unusually positive condition - scans available on request. ; 111 pages; Description: 111 p. , 55 leaves of plates : col. Ill. , col. Plans, col. Map ; 40 cm. Subjects: Mineral water --Caucases.

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        Recent Practice in Marine Engineering. Two Volumes

      London, Offices of Engineering 1884 - first edition, 2 volumes., folio, xi, 310 pp. + viii, 176 plates; bound in contemporary quarter leather & cloth covered boards, bindings worn at the extremities, scant foxing, mainly to early & late leaves of each volume, otherwise internally clean and bright. Photos available upon request.

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        Benner's Prophecies or Future Ups and Downs in Prices

      1884. BENNER, Samuel. Benner's Prophecies or Future Ups and Downs in Prices. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1884. 16mo, gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth, patterned endpapers. $1750.Third edition, expanded, of Benner's guide to speculation in hogs, corn and other commodities.Farmer Samuel Benner found his finances obliterated by the 1873 panic and a hog cholera epidemic. Forced into retirement, Benner decided figure out what caused the economy to experience such drastic depressions, in the hopes that he would be able to predict them. After careful study, he came up with this work, in which he published a number of charts which presented price cycles for various commodities including pig iron, cotton, corn, and hogs. Astonishingly, Benner's predictions proved preternaturally accurate and E.R. Dewey, Director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, remarked that Benner's pig iron price forecast was “the most notable forecast of prices in existence.” For most of the 20th century, Benner successfully predicted the United States' major downturns and crises. While Benner himself felt that his cycles were divinely inspired, of particular interest to market theorists and Elliot Wave followers is the relationship of Benner's cycles to Fibonacci numbers and the Krondatieff cycle. The first edition was published in 1876. This third edition was expanded to included an additional 38 pages with updated tables and a new chapter on railroad stocks. Interior fine, only slightest rubbing and light soiling to original cloth. A near-fine copy.

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        EL SALÓN DE LA MODA PERIÓDICO QUINCENAL INDISPENSABLE PARA LAS FAMILIAS, ILUSTRADO CON PROFUSIÓN DE GRABADOS EN NEGRO Y FIGURINES ILUMINADOS DE LAS MODAS DE PARÍS

      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona 1884 - Materia: Libro del siglo XIX. Moda. Grabados iluminados. Revistas. Publicación: Barcelona, Montaner y Simos, 7 de enero de 1884 a 24 de diciembre de 1894 Descripción física: 11 tomos: números del 1 al 287. Tomo primero: 1884 revistas nº 1 - 26. 208 páginas, 27 láminas coloreadas. Tomo segundo: 1885 números 27 - 52. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo tercero: 1886 números 53 - 78. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo cuarto: 1887 números 79 - 104. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo quinto: 1888 números 105 - 130. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo sexto: 1889 números 131 - 157. 216 páginas, 27 láminas coloreadas. Tomo septimo: 1890 números 158 - 183. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo octavo: 1891 números 184 - 209. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo noveno: 1892 números 210 - 235. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo décimo: 1893 números 236 - 261. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Tomo undécimo: 1894 números 262 - 287. 208 páginas, 26 láminas coloreadas. Encuadernación plena tela editorial con estampación. Conservación: Buen estado. Tomo segundo con perdida de papel y texto en la esquina superior de 3 paginas 167 - 168, 169-170, 171 - 172. Encuadernación ligeramente rozada en algunos volúmenes. Notas: Preciosa revista de moda que además de contener 288 láminas a toda pagina y coloreadas a mano con acuarela cuanta con numerosos artículos sobre modo, fiestas, cocina, literatura, etc., ilustrado con maravillosos grabados en madera en blanco y negro. RS2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TALES OF THREE CITIES

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Co, 1884. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo. Published prior to the British edition; 359pp. Bound in the scarce blue S-cloth, spine lettering gilt with publisher's gilt monogram at foot. One of 1500 copies printed in the true first edition. A superior copy, with very minor edge wear; a near fine copy, internally clean and bright. [BAL 10569].

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        Outstanding Large Engraving by George H. Every of her Portrait by MILLAIS (1875-1938, Princess of Great Britain, daughter of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, 1843-1900, and Queen of Ferdinand I of Romania)]

      1884 - (Sir John Everett, 1829-1896, Pre-Raphaelite Painter), now at Windsor Castle, showing her standing, three quarter length, full face, her hair reaching below her shoulders, in a beautiful white short-sleeved dress, holding her knitting, the ball of wool resting on an octagonal table at her side, with Millais' monogram and 1882 in the bottom left corner, 15½" x 10½" on card 19½" x 13¾", published by Thomas Agnew & Sons, of London, Liverpool & Manchester, 1st September Millais, it appears, worked up this portrait, helped by a much simpler photograph (now at the Courtauld) of the Princess knitting, taken by his friend Rupert Potter, father of Beatrix.

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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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        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, - 1924 (Bde. in Reprint: Hildesheim, Olms 1965) 1884 - 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». 14100 gr. Schlagworte: Geschichte - AntikeReligion - nichtchristliche [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documenti per la storia , le arti e le industrie delle provincie napoletane. Raccolti e pubblicati per cura di Gaetano Filangieri Principe di Satriano.

      Accademia Reale delle Scienze, 1884. 5 voll., in 4°, p. tela, pp. XXVIII + 494 + (2° vol.) + XLIII + 680 (3° vol.) + XLVIII + 548 (4° vol.) + XIX + 627 (5° vol.) + VIII + 678 (6° vol.). Tutti con barbe escluso il quarto. Intonsi il IV, V, e VI. Ampi marg. Edizione tirata in 250 copie, il secondo , terzo e quarto sono dedicati dal Filangieri all'amico Giovanni Giardini, e riportano , rispettivamenti, copia n. 246, 57 e 141. Inoltre il secondo ed il quarto , sotto il numero di copia riportano la firma, su lastra, del Filangieri. L'opera , pur mancante del primo volume, è di grande importanza e molto rara.

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        Report from the Select Committee on Harbour Accommodation; together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence and Appendix.

      Folio, 4 volumes (the 1883 Report and Index, and, the 1884 Report and Index), The Reports in original printed blue wrappers, the Indexs in plain printed wrappers. Unobtrusive ink stamps on wrappers and title-pages, repair to front sheet of 1884 Index, a little light occasional browning, a lfew marginal tears, otherwise in very good condition. The Official Select Committee Reports from 1883 and 1884 on Harbour Accommodation. These reports offer a wealth of information on the state of the ports, harbours and related industries of the coasts of Britain and Ireland. The Select Committee included Thomas Stevenson, Sir Thomas Brassey, Viscount Baring, Sir George Balfour and Sie Eardley Wilmot. The Reports are illustrated with plates, many folding and many coloured showing charts, elevations, and designs. There are also charts showing the sites of shipwrecks. Thomas Stevenson gave evidence to both reports notably on the harbour at Wick. Other harbours that received discussion include Waterford, Eyemouth, Aberdeen, Newhaven and Tees Bay.

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        Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      Salt Lake City: Deseret News Company, 1884. hardcover. near fine. Frontis. xvi, 581pp. 8vo, original maroon cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, pages age-toned as usual, corner of back attached endpaper missing. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Company, 1884. First Edition. Unusually fine copy. Eliza R. Snow Smith wrote and compiled this work. She was the sister of Lorenzo Snow. Lorenzo Snow lived several miles away from Joseph Smith in Ohio and met Smith in 1831. In 1836, Snow was baptized and joined the LDS Church. For most of his life, Snow was a missionary for the Church. Lorenzo Snow settled in Utah in 1848 and became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1849. In 1898, Lorenzo Snow was named the fifth president of the Church of Latter-day Saints. Howes S-591.

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        Chronik der Stadt und Landschaft Schaffhausen. 2 Bände.

      Carl Schoch, Schaffhausen, 1884 - 1169 Seiten und mit 12 meist farbigen Tafeln. Frontispiz, Farbschnitt, geprägter Rücken. Mit Stadtansichten, Familienwappen und faltbaren Stammtafeln. Diese mit Einrissen u. teilw. Anmerkungen. Band 1 im Vorsatz mit wenig Stockflecken. Ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4900 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Japan Punch.:

      1884-1887, Yokohama R. Meiklejohn for the author 1884 - Charles Wirgman, 1832-1891, arrived in Japan in 1857, as correspondent and artist for the Illustrated London News. He settled in Yokohama where he taught western-style drawing and painting techniques to a number of Japanese artists, including Kobayashi Korechika. He founded the Japan Punch in May 1862, aiming at the foreign community, but their response was slow. Few copies were sold and the magazine ceased publication. However Wirgman began again in August 1865 with more success, and publication continued for over 20 years until March 1887. Early issues appear to have been printed from carved woodblocks, but by the 1880s the publisher, Meiklejohn, was using a lithographic reproduction process. Content focusses on political affairs of the day as well as commenting on cultural relations between foreigners and Japanese. In this copy a previous owner has identified some of the 'victims' in pencil. A very good set bound in contemporary half sheep, neatly re-backed preserving original spine, but with some patches lacking. Occasional pencil annotations in margins in a contemporary hand. First edition Thirty six consecutive issues from March 1884 to March 1887, folio, 35 x 25 cm. Each with original title page, lithograph illustrations throughout. Unpaginated, but each issue has 11 leaves (including title), except those of January & February 1886 which have 10 leaves (including title).

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        La France illustrée - géographie, histoire, administration, statistique. Illustrations par les premières artistes.

      Paris, Jules Rouff, 1881-1884. - 5 Textbände- u. 1 Atlasband Lex.-8°. Mit zahlr. Textholzstichen und 115 doppels., farb. Karten. Halblederbände der Zeit. (berieben). Spätere Ausgabe des häufig aufgelegten Werkes mit zahlreichen Ansichten und Karten Frankreichs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mr D. Lindsay's Explorations through Arnheim's [sic] Land

      Government Printer, [Adelaide] 1884 - Foolscap folio, 21 pages plus a large folding map (575 x 855 mm). Recent quarter leather and gilt-lettered cloth; very short tear to the map near the stub expertly repaired; a fine copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 239 of 1883-84; one of only 680 copies. Leaving Katherine in late July 1883, Lindsay 'led a Government expedition of six men into Arnhem Land. He followed the overland telegraph . . . to Roper Creek. He travelled east to the Chambers River and on to the Roper River. He surveyed along the north bank of the Roper to its confluence with Leichhardt's Wilton River and followed the Wilton upstream to the junction with the Mainoru River. Returning to the Roper, he went downstream until he reached its tidal flats, about twenty miles from Limmen Bight. A broad line of country was then explored to the north and the expedition reached the Gulf of Carpentaria near latitude 14* S, opposite Groote Eylandt. A general north-west course was taken and the Goyder River traced to the coast at Castlereagh Bay. Directing the expedition homeward, Lindsay crossed the Blyth River above its tidal influence, and reached the Mann River, a tributary of the Liverpool. Following a south-westerly course now, the party reached the banks of the Liverpool River and followed it to its source. Continuing south, they came to another stream, which Lindsay described as the "supposed Cadell River", but he had come again to the banks of the Mann, which was also followed to its source. Crossing the watershed between the northerly and westerly flowing rivers of central Arnhem Land the expedition came to the headwaters of the Katherine River' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate: 'The Discovery and Exploration of Australia') and thence back to Katherine in early November, having covered 1916 miles. 'Rivers and Creeks from my exploration' are overprinted with a wide grey-blue band on this most detailed map. Lindsay notes in his journal that the 'natives are very numerous, and inclined to be hostile', and he gives a detailed account of an incident when 'After seeing the coast we started west for the Liverpool, lost our horses in the tableland for five days, were attacked by natives and [were] compelled to fire on them in self defence'. McLaren 12615. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [COLLECTION OF TWENTY-FOUR DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO SLAVERY IN CUBA, INCLUDING SEVERAL FOR CHINESE LABORERS]

      [Various locations in Cuba], 1884. [39]pp. Folio and small quarto. Combination of printed forms completed in manuscript and those written entirely in manuscript. Some light wear and toning, a few documents with minor worming. Very good. A substantial archive relating to Cuban slavery, including seven documents concerning Chinese indentured servitude, signed in Chinese. Collection of documents relating to slavery and indentured servitude in 19th-century Cuba. Formal slavery persisted in Cuba until 1886; it was accompanied, however, by a significant population working in indentured servitude. There was a dramatic increase in the need for slave imports as sugar exports rose, around 1763. "One of the explicit goals of Spanish reformist policy in the last third of the eighteenth century became the need to emulate other European nations' success with slave plantation development in the Caribbean. Partly because of this, slave-based coffee and sugar estates sprang up in increasing numbers in portions of Cuba (especially around Havana), Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico. An expanded slave trade was a necessary condition of such growth. In Cuba alone approximately seventy thousand slaves were imported between 1763 and 1792, and another three hundred twenty-five thousand were brought in between 1790 and 1820...For the entire nineteenth century, imports to Cuba amounted to about seven hundred thousand persons..." - Drescher. The abolition of slavery in the British West Indies, however, meant that from the 1830s onward, a new source of labor was necessary. It is this gap that indentured servitude filled. Unlike the earlier waves of European immigrants who travelled to the New World as indentured servants, Asia was now the primary source. Between 1848 and 1874, 125,000 Chinese indentured servants arrived in Cuba alone - a figure outstripped only by the number who indentured themselves in California. "Some contemporaries and later historians...have condemned the servitude of the Asians as a thinly disguised revival of slavery. These critics have pointed to a variety of abuses to which the Asians were subjected, both legally - with severe laws governing absenteeism, vagrancy, and insufficient work - and illegally, in the form of harassment by vicious masters. Yet other observers have defended the system as a boon to the Asian workers. Voluntary reindenture at the end of their terms was common among the migrants, suggesting that many Asians judged the system to be beneficial to them" - Drescher. Whatever the case, a large number of Chinese migrants were laboring in Cuba in the 19th century. The collection is comprised of the following items: 1) One Manumission ("Libertad") document, 3pp., dated Havana, 1868, granting freedom to twin infants. 2) Two autograph letters signed by Spanish diplomats, each 2pp. The first from the Spanish consul in Boston regarding the attempted passage of a British subject, Dr. Meikleham and his family, with three "criadas," dated 1841; and the second, regarding the merits as relates to slavery of the former Governor of Jamaica Charles T. Metcalfe, dated 1842. 3) Eight emancipation documents, dated 1854-1856, six of which are manuscript documents ("Emancipada") and two of which are partially printed and accomplished in manuscript ("Cedula"). 4) Three passports, partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, signed by Spanish general Leopoldo O'Donnell. 5) Seven documents, partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, being contracts for indentured Chinese laborers. These are signed in Chinese characters by the indentured parties. 6) Three other manuscript documents relating to slavery in Cuba. All told, a wonderful collection of material relating to slavery in Cuba. Seymour Drescher & Stanley L. Engerman, eds., A HISTORICAL GUIDE TO WORLD SLAVERY (New York, 1998), pp.140-42, 239-42.

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        With Clive in India

      Blackie 1884 - lovely copy of the first edition of one of Mr. Henty's very early boys books. Newbolt 15.1 Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'Inégalité des Races Humaines.

      Paris, Firmin-Didot 1884. Deuxieme edition. 2 vols. XXXI, 561; 566 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch., leicht berieb. Erste offizielle Ausgabe, posthum und mit neuem Vorwort von Gobineau. Die Erstausgabe war 1853-55 in 4 Bänden als Privatdruck für Freunde erschienen. Gobineau, der dem Kreis um R. Wagner angehörte, leugnete in diesem Werk die Gleichwertigkeit der Menschen verschiedener Rassen und glaubte an die Überlegenheit der "arischen" Rasse. Er übte damit entscheidenden Einfluß auf Wagner und Nietzsche sowie auf den Rassenfanatismus der Nationalsozialisten. Mit seiner Verherrlichung des Ausnahmemenschen, den er in Gestalten der Renaissance verkörpert sah, nahm er Nietzsches Vorstellung vom Übermenschen vorweg.

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        CALIFORNIA TOURIST. Yosemite, The Big-Tree Groves Geysers, Monterey and Other Popular Summer Resorts of California. June 1, 1884

      [San Francisco?], 1884. 1st edition thus. Self-wrappers. Some splits along folds. Some other modest wear & soiling. Very Good.. One sheet of yellow paper, printed both sides, folded 6x, to form a 15 panel brochure. Verso with railway route map [12 panels, 15" x 13-3/8"]. Unfolded: 15-7/8" x 17". Folded:. This elaborate map and timetable from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company was apparently issued quarterly; this issue was designated as Number 2. Schedules are given for a variety of excursions [13 are numbered], all starting in San Francisco, for the April to October 1884 tourist season. The rail line map is titled "Map Showing the Summer Resorts on the Pacific Coast, Adjacent to the Lines of the Central and Southern Pacific Railways" and shows destinations as distant as Clear Lake, Monterey, and Lake Tahoe & Carson City. OCLC lists only one copy, Number 3 from June 1883; this issue not in Currey & Kruska. We see just one issue [Fall, 1883] at auction in recent history.

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        Walter J. Phillips: The Complete Graphic Works

      [Markham, Ont.]: M. B. Loates Publishing Limited, r1981. Undetermined. fine. 1st edition limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. 570,[7]pp. + 1 leafpp. Thick oblong folio in original quarter leather, linen cloth covered boards, patterned endpapers and matching slipcase with colour and B&W illustrations and original colour woodcut (2ND state), limited to 150 copies signed by Gladys K. O. Phillips, this being #145. Signed by the author with additional signed card tipped in. fine The Complete Graphic Work provides an image along with basic information on every print Phillips ever made, a convenient reference for scholars and collectors alike. Walter J. Phillips (1884 - 1963) is known for his etchings and colour woodcuts, including his early work done in England, South Africa, and Winnipeg to 1925,his middle work done during his Winnipeg years 1926-41, and later work of Calgary and Banff done while teaching at the summer school at Banff from 1941-60, prior to retiring to Victoria. 1981

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        Autograph letter, signed 'Leopold', to Madame Hoffmann, (George Albert, 1853-1884, 4th Son of Queen Victoria, Duke of Albany, a haemophiliac, died after an accident on 28th March in Cannes)

      1884 - apologising for having "lost you all last night, & did not have the pleasure of saying good night to you. After dinner I went straight to the 'trente et quarante' table with Mrs Chaine & never moved from the table till after 10 o'clock - except to speak to Mrs Paget. I sought you at every table in the roulette room, & not finding you, returned to my own unlucky table losing 1000 francs by so doing. I think it was very cruel of you all to leave me, & then take my character away into the bargain ." he continues that it was a good thing that "Mimie Paget ordered Arthur off, or he would have lost all his winnings. I hope I may see you soon to express my regret for any incivility in person ." he encloses 500 francs which if his "memory serves me right, the sum we took out of the glass at dinner .", he ends by thanking her for "our daring expedition", 4 sides 8vo., Villa Nevada, Cannes headed paper, 6th March Leopold was Queen Victoria's eighth child, a haemophiliac who died after a fall at the Villa Nevada, Cannes on 28 March, 1884 at the age of 30, just three weeks after he wrote this letter. He seems to have been having a very jolly time at the gaming tables and is obviously very intimate with Madam Hoffmann. Provenance: given by the recipient, Madam Hoffmann, to the collector Tony Dutreux.

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        Overland Hotel. Property of Eastman Bros. Boise City. Idaho

      San Francisco 1884 - Thompson and West History of Idaho Territory, Showing Its Resources and Advantages: with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches &c. From Original Drawings Publisher: Wallace W. Elliott, San Francisco, 1884 Hand-colored lithograph (later color) 10 1/2” x 13 3/4” Thomas H. Thompson, formerly Captain Thomas, began his career preparing maps and atlases of Illinois and Iowa counties. At various times of his life he was in partnership with several different men, two of them, Louis Everts and Alfred Andreas, were old acquaintances from his army days. In 1870 Thompson and Everts began publishing atlases, releasing in that year what they called “combination atlas maps.” In the 1870 atlases, lithographic illustrations were placed at the rear of the volumes. After 1870 the illustrations were interleaved with township maps throughout the atlases. The atlases were sold by subscription by traveling salesmen. Thompson and Everts dissolved their partnership in the early 70s and in 1875 Thompson migrated to California. There he published atlases of Sonoma County (1877), Fresno County (1891), and Tulare County (1892). In partnership with West, he issued atlases of Santa Clara County (1875), Alameda County (1878) and Solano County (1878). All are illustrated with lithographic views and sketches similar to those in the atlases of mid-western counties. In 1884 Thompson and West published The History of the Idaho Territory. This atlas was first full-scale history of Idaho, with a splendid array of lithographed plates showing the farms, mines, houses, and other features of Idaho settlements, including bird's-eye views of several of the towns. Much space is devoted to the mining industries and other economic enterprises, but there is also treatment of early exploration, Indian Wars and other aspects of Idaho history and settlement.

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        Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst. Mit dem Beiblatt Kunst-Chronik. Band I (1866), Band II (1867), Band IV (1869), Band XIII (1878), Band XIV (1879), Band XV (1880), Band XVI (1881), Band XVII (1882), band XVIII (1883), Band XIX (1884)

      Seemann Verlag 0, Leipzig - 4°, blindgeprägter Lwd. mit goldgeprägrten Rückentiteln, die ersten drei Bände mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, je band ca 600 S. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln in Stahlstich, Lithographie, Holzstich, Radierung, teils Originalgraphiken. Herausgegeben und verfaßt unter Mitwirkung von R.v. Eitelberger, Jakob Falke, G. Heider, H. Hettner, M. Jordan, C. Lemcke, W. Lübke, Jul. Meyer, Otto Mündler, Friedr. Pecht, G. Semper, Ant. Springer, A. Teichlein, Fr. Th. Vischer, G.F. Waagen, A. Woltmann, Rob. Zimmermann etc. - Bindungen teilw. schadhaft und vom Buchblock abgelöst, die ersten Bände mitunter stockfleckig, sonst innen saubere Exemplare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Experiments on the Discharge of Electricity through Gases. Sketch of a Theory, The Bakerian Lecture" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 37, 1884, pp. 317-339) WITH "The Discharge of Electricity through Gases II, The Bakerian Lecture" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 47,1890, pp. 526-561

      Royal Society, London - TWO VOLUME FIRST EDITIONS OF THE BAKERIAN LECTURES IN WHICH THE GERMAN-BRITISH PHYSICIST SIR ARTHUR SCHUSTER "WAS THE FIRST TO SHOW THAT AN ELECTRIC CURRENT IS CONDUCTED BY IONS" (Knill). In these lectures, Schuster "also showed that the current could be maintained by a small potential once ions were present. He was the first to indicate a path toward determining the charge-mass ration e/m for cathode rays by using a magnetic field. This method would ultimately lead to the discovery of the electron" (ibid). "In 1884 [presented here in the first lecture and] following his own cathode ray experiments, Schuster claimed that cathode rays are particulate in nature and that the particles all carry the same quantity of electricity. He also performed experiments on the magnetic deflection of the rays, which by 1890 [in the second lecture] allowed him to compute upper and lower bounds for the ratio of charge to mass of the particles comprising the rays? Schuster claimed that the particles were negatively charged gas molecules" (Achinstein, Evidence, Explanation, and Realism, 310). "In his second Bakerian lecture, Schuster? emphasized that all known cases of conduction in gases could be traced to the production of ions by various causes, including high heat, electric discharge, and UV light. He now systematically used 'ion' instead of 'charged atom'? Thus was born a new physics of ions, no longer confined to gas discharge or electrolysis, and promising to unify a wide range of phenomena" (Darrigol, Electrodynamics, 290). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: The Royal Society. Two complete volumes. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm).Volume 37: [4], vii, [490], xxxii, [4]. Volume 47: [4], viii, [561], xxiv, [4]. Illustrations: Volume 37 is illustrated throughout with in-text figures and 4 plates. Volume 47 is illustrated throughout with in-text figures and 9 plates. Ex-libris with two stamps on each title page and occasional stamps within (none impacting text). There are no exterior markings whatsoever on either volume. Handsomely rebound in half calf over aged marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered at the spine. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; each compartment gilt tooled. Marbled text block. Bright and clean throughout. Both volumes are in near fine condition in every way. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Leaves Of Grass

      Glasgow: Wilson & McCormick. Very good condition, binding and boards solid with minor signs of shelf wear to spine. Endpapers browned, text bright. Previous owner's name and date (1884) on front free endpaper. Some annotations to rear of book.. Glasgow, Wilson & McCormick, 1884. 13.5 x 22cm. Frontispiece, 382 pages, with 12 page publisher's catalogue to rear. Original hardcover with gilt lettering in protective Mylar. Very good condition, binding and boards solid with minor signs of shelf wear to spine. Endpapers browned, text bright. Previous owner's name and date (1884) on front free endpaper. Some annotations to rear of book. This is the 1884 edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". In 1855, Whitman published his first edition of the book, a slim volume consisting of twelve untitled poems and a preface. He designed the cover, and typeset and paid for the printing of the book himself. Upon the completion, he sent a copy to Ralph Waldo Emerson, who praised it so highly that Whitman reprinted the letter, in subsequent editions—without obtaining EmersonÂ’s permission. The letter from Emerson included the now famous line: “I greet you at the beginning of a great career.” A year later, in 1856, Whitman released a second edition of the book with a total of thirty-three poems. Over the course of his life, Whitman continued to rework and enlarge the volume, publishing several more editions of the book. The version left in 1892, at the time of his death, contained 383 poems, including “When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard BloomÂ’d” and “O Captain! My Captain!” both written to memorialize President Lincoln. Well-known poems in the 1855 edition include “I Sing the Body Electric," “The Sleepers," and “Song of Myself, " a long poem in fifty-two sections, which is considered by many to be his masterpiece. The critical and popular response to Leaves of Grass was overwhelmingly positive. One critic noted, in an 1855 review in Life Illustrated, “It is like no other book that ever was written, and therefore, the language usually employed in notices of new publications is unavailable in describing it.” Unusually prescient, even now, Leaves of Grass has become an unavoidable influence on American poetry. [From poetsdotorg]

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