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        Parrots in Captivity Volume I: Illustrated with coloured plates

      George Bell and Sons, 1884. Hardcover. Good. 1884. Vol I. 144 pages. No dust jacket. Volume 1 only. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and crest, contains pictorial plates. Forward lean. Pages are slightly yellowed with cracking to hinges and moderate foxing to text block edge as well as the endpapers. Noticeable thumbing inside. Plates have mild tanning and foxing to edges with occasional light pencil marking. Creasing to rear endpaper. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine has a few tears and chips with a crease at centre.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        RAPPORT SUR LES EAUX MINERALES DU CAUCASE. Mission de 1882.

      Paris : Typographie Georges Chamerot, 1884. - In-folio, rel. de l'époque demi-chagrin marron à coins soulignés d'un double filet doré, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, tranches mouchetées, gardes peignées, 111pp. suivies de 55pl. (dont certaines en double page) montées sur onglet et rehaussées en couleurs. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Discrète restauration aux coiffes, aux mors et aux coins, intérieur frais, bel exemplaire. Victor Edmond Léon Dru, né le 10 mars 1837 à Paris, était un ingénieur et entrepreneur français qui est à l'initiative de nombreux puits artésiens à Paris (la Butte-aux-Cailles commencé avec Louis-Georges Mulot), mais aussi en Russie et en Algérie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

      London: Seeley & Co, 1884. First edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF ABBOTT'S CLASSIC, INSCRIBED ON THE HALF-TITLE: "P.E. Matheson / With the Author's kind regards". "Edwin Abbott's Flatland may be one of the most unclassifiable works of literature ever published. While it is acknowledged to be a classic of early science fiction, a work of Victorian social satire, and a religious allegory, it also presents, through its introduction to higher dimensions, an important contribution to the development of an area of mathematics that was eventually merged into non-Euclidean geometry. Flatland is an unusually effective work that spans disciplines and challenges divisional categories. Since its publication in 1884, the book's popularity has continued today as its readers have embraced it as science fiction, popular science, and metaphysics. Working from the groundwork of philosophical issues raised by Plato's Republic, Flatland merges social satire and geometry to produce a novel situated in two-dimensional space, a believable world populated by memorable inhabitants whose geometric shapes designate their positions in a complex social structure, one that bears some resemblance to the Victorian class structure" (Lila Marz Harper, Flatland). Provenance: Presented by Abbott to Percy Ewing Matheson, Oxford classical scholar and author. Published pseudonymously by Abbott as "A Square". London: Seeley & Co., 1884. Octavo, original paper wrappers with illustrated vellum jacket. Early repairs to jacket at spine and joints; foxing to endpapers (otherwise text clean). A rare inscribed copy.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston 1884 - Folio. (57), (viii)ff. First deluxe edition. One of 100 copies, printed on Japanese paper and signed by the artist on the limitation page. The fifty-seven Art-Nouveau illustrations, drawn in pencil, ink, chalk, and watercolor over ten months from May 1883 to March 1884, are here printed on Japanese paper using a then-new photographic printing process which could accurately reproduce the subtle gradations of the originals. Each image is mounted on a larger folded sheet for binding, leaving large margins to frame the image at the center. Vedder's design work is not just limited to the illustrations, but includes everything from the hand-written text to the design of the binding and endpapers. Eight pages at the end of the book have printed notes and an index of illustrations.The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a loose collection of quatrains, was first translated from Persian to English in 1859 by Edward Fitzgerald, over 700 years after the death of the author. It is clear that the most celebrated manifestation of Fitzgerald's translation is this 1884 arrangement by Elihu Vedder. Born in America, Vedder was one of the first artists of his generation to train in Paris. This training in the Academic style, with its emphasis on the classically proportioned female nude, combined with his penchant for mystical imagery and "visionary" style created the perfect style for the Rubaiyat, blending grounded, accurate reality with the excesses of feeling and emotion. Perhaps the emotion so evident in his drawings stems from the fact that the Rubaiyat was intensely personal for Vedder. After twice experiencing the loss of one of his children followed by the birth of another child within the year, he sought and found answers in Khayyam's message that the meaning of life was life itself and that death and renewal are part of that cycle. Vedder's rearrangement of the stanzas to fall into three sections-joy, death, and rebirth-echoes this revelation. Vedder also channels this conception into his art, which combines Christian and Classical figures with mystical imagery, like the "cosmic swirl," which he describes as "gradual concentration of elements that combine to form life; the sudden pause through the reverse of the movement which marks the instant of life; and then the gradual, ever-widening dispersion again of those elements into space."The first edition of Vedder's interpretation, which comprised both this deluxe edition and a regular edition with a printed cover and typeface text, was released in Boston on November 8, 1884, and sold out within six days. Later editions were smaller and used a half-tone screen process, meaning that only this first edition has truly fine renderings of Vedder's work. Interestingly, this is the text block that was used in Sangorski and Sutcliffe's legendary (but unlucky) jeweled binding, The Great Omar. In the original gilt-tooled morocco binding, with decorated silk doublures and large, elaborately gilt dentelles. A.e.g. Housed in a custom drop-back box. Foxing to the paper used to mount the illustrations, but rarely on the illustrations themselves, else a near fine copy of Vedder's masterwork. (Smithsonian American Art Museum, online Vedder Exhibition). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Planos de comunicaciones de las provincias de la isla de Cuba

      1884 - Planos de comunicaciones de las provincias de la isla de Cuba-Sebastian Acosta Quintana-1884. Encuadernación de tapa dura en tela (desgastada). En su interior contiene numerosos palnos desplegables. Medidas: 14 cm x 12 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karrikatyrer.

      Svart tusch på papper. Signerad i bilden med initialer. Spår av vikning, lätt nötta kanter och någon kort bristning. 35,5 × 30 cm. Omslagsskiss till det första av två album Karrikatyrer som Bruno Liljefors utgav på eget bevåg i tjugoårsåldern 1884-85, och som återger "komiska situationer i djurvärlden med eller utan inblandning av pojkar" (Carl G. Laurin). Det publicerade omslaget pryds av samma motiv som här, dock i form av en akvarell. Häftena räknas i viss mån till svensk serietidningshistoria, och utgavs 1990 i faksimil med efterord av Teddy Brunius.

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        Kéraban the Inflexible. The Captain of the Guidara. Illustrated.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1884 - Front., map, plates, 32pp cata. (Oct. 1886). Orig. green pictorial cloth, blocked & lettered in black & gilt; v. sl. rubbing to extremities, but still a v.g. bright copy. Kéraban-le-Têtu, 1883. This is the FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of the first part; Part II, Scarpante the Spy was published by Sampson Low the following year. The Jules Verne Collectors? Bibliography suggests that both parts may not have been published until 1886, citing the fact that no copies have been seen with ads dated before October of that year. Myers states, ?the question remains whether or not there are copies with earlier dated ads.? However, we have seen a copy of the second part with ads clearly dated October 1884. Both English parts are extremely scarce. JVE V025. Myers 32. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        The Origin of Species

      John Murray 1884 - Sixth edition (twenty-sixth thousand), as stated on the title page. Book in very good condition. [Attributes: 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. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Orient / orient; Reiseliteratur, Reiseberichte / travel, exploration

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        Sapho. Mœurs parisiennes.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1884, demi-maroquin moderne, à coins, dos à nerfs, plats de la couv. cons. (Canape). - in-12 de (4)-337 pp. ; Edition originale.Un des 175 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
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        Illustrated Catalogue of Railway and Machinists' Tools and Supplies.

      New York September 1884. 4°. Publisher's cloth binding with some signs of use. 660 pages. Somewhat loose copy. Previous owner's name. Old library stamp.

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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        History of California, volumes I -VII, 1542 - 1890. Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft Volumes XVIII - XXIII. 7 volumes.

      The History Company. 1884 - 1890., San Francisco. - Owner's name to pastedown, some wear to front hinge of vol 1, otherwise very good. 8vo. Contemporary full speckled natural calf, black spine labels, gilt spine title, marbled edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Zephyr Books]
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        Velocipède-Fahrer auf den Pariser Promenaden zu Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts." / "Sociable Trycicle." / "Bicycle." //

      1884 - (Hand-coloured Wood-engraving) kolorierter Holzstich nach G. Franz; ca. 32 x 24 cm // Gut erhaltenes Blatt. In good state

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurt Pflugmacher]
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        Les Habitants de Suriname, Notes recueillies à l’Exposition Coloniale d’Amsterdam en 1883.

      Imprimerie de A. Quantin 1884 - BONAPARTE, ROLAND NAPOLÉON (PRINCE ROLAND). Les Habitants de Suriname, Notes recueillies à l’Exposition Coloniale d’Amsterdam en 1883. Paris, Imprimerie de A. Quantin, 1884. 1 volume in-folio (325x455mm), 1f., VIII-226pp., 1f., percaline verte éditeur, dos lisse, titres dorés, orné de caissons noirs et or pour le titre, un aigle en plein vol et des titres dorés sur le premier plat, triple encadrement noir sur le dernier plat, gardes marbrées. Avec un frontispice (Prévost), 62 planches en noir (photographies réalisées par Hisgen à Amsterdam), portraits d’amérindiens, indigènes noirs, habitation – 13 chromolithographies (aquarelles de Lewenstein, Prévost, Libonis), coiffes et colliers – 2 cartes en couleurs – 4 in-texte en noir et blanc (reconstruction habitation, villages). Edition originale de cet ouvrage rédigé par le petit-neveu de Napoléon, un des premiers ethnologues à utiliser la photographie. Cet ouvrage rare contient une description détaillée des mœurs et de la culture des habitants du Surinam (Guyane néerlandaise), il s’agit d’un des ouvrages les plus importants de la discipline anthropologique du XIXe siècle sur cette aire géographique. Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, « Prince Bonaparte », est né le 19 mai 1858 à Paris et est décédé dans cette même ville le 14 avril1924. Descendant de Lucien Bonaparte, c’est un géographe et un botaniste français. One of the most important book on the inhabitants of Surinam published on the occasion of the world colonial exhibition in 1883. In-folio (455x305mm), VIII-226pps., illustrated 2 double page litho-maps, 13 coloured lithograph plates after watercolours and 62 numbered photographs. Good condition. The author is the nephew of Lucien Bonaparte, a geographer and botanist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mate of the Day Light (Association Copy)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. First edition. Inscribed on the front fly leaf: "Lily Fairchild, With love from Sarah O. Jewett, 21 November 1883." Original publisher's brown and green cloth binding; minor shelf wear to head and crown of spine; small bumps to corners; small mark to back cover. Small tear to rear joint but text block fully attached and tight. Internally unmarked and clean. Near Fine Condition. A rare copy of Jewett's short story collection, which she wrote and published in the early years of her relationship with Annie Fields. Jewett and Fields' life together was notably enriched by the creative and intellectually engaging circle of women with whom they surrounded themselves. Among these were Sally Fairchild and her mother, the famed poet and novelist Lily Fairchild (nom de plume C. A. Price) who oversaw an artistic salon in Boston. It is to Lily that Jewett inscribed this copy, presenting it before the book's official release in 1884. The Mate of the Daylight received contemporary acclaim for its vivid representation of New Englanders' lives. "Besides the pretty idyl which gives the title, there are other two of her best pieces, delineating country ways and character, the men and women who figure in them being so true to life that one can almost point out their like in any rural neighborhood. Could anything be more real than the incidents and human nature in these?" (Literary World). Jewett's correspondence with Sally and Lily Fairchild has been documented and preserved by Coe College.

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        Solatium ANNO VI° 1884-85, segue Solatium anno VII. 70 tavole

      S. stampatore S. data (ma 1884-1885), S. luogo, - In oblungo (35x24,5 cm); 70 c. di tav. Legatura coeva in piena tela rossa con grande scritta "Solatium" impressa in oro al piatto anteriore. Qualche macchiolina ai piatti e traccia di sporco. Una piccola mancanza all’angolo basso bianco di una tavola, ininfluente. Nel complesso esemplare in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione. In numerose tavole è presente, chiosato da mano coeva in matita, il nome del personaggio ritratto. Importante raccolta di caricature di personaggi politici, letterati, imprenditori e militari per lo più campani, descritti dalla matita del celebre caricaturista italiano Mario Buonsolazzi (1859 – 1933). Buonsolazzi collaborò con alcune delle più importanti riviste satiriche dell’epoca come il ""Don Chisciotte" settimanale napoletano fondato da Vincenzo Di Napoli-Vita, con il "Masto Rafaele", il "Caporal Terribile" dove le sue caricature affiancano per anni quelle di Melchiorre Delfico o il "Monsignor Perrelli" diretto da Leonardo Fontana. In particolare il "Don Chisciotte", in ogni numero, dedica 4 pagine centrali alle sue caricature. Questa presentata, che contiene oltre a due frontespizi, 68 magnifiche caricature a colori, è una delle raccolte più corpose di tavole caricaturali di Solatium (a parte una tavola che ritrae Olga Ossani opera di Enrico Lionne, pseudonimo di Enrico della Leonessa, Napoli 1865 – 1921, collaboratore del "Capitan Fracassa" e "Don Chisciotte"). I personaggi appartenenti alla nobiltà presentano a fianco della figura anche lo stemma di famiglia, alcune tavole sono accompagnate da un sottotitolo ironico. Fra i ritratti: Ermete Novelli, Grimaldi, Colonna, Nardò, Chiaia, Cotteau, Duca di Bruzzano, Pignatelli, Viterbo, Pavoncelli, Fedrigo Pignatelli, Alfonso Ruffo Scoletta, Mazzacorati, Belardi, Spinosa ecc. ecc. Molto raro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antonio Zanfrognini]
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        ARAGON HISTORICO, PINTORESCO Y MONUMENTAL TOMO I. HUESCA

      Edition : ZARAGOZA, IMPR. DEL ARAGÓN HISTÓRICO, 1884 - Langue espagnol - 35 planches sur les 36 annoncées, y compris le portrait des auteurs en frontispice, la plupart sont des photographies contrecollées - Manque la planche annoncée page 458 Otra vista de Idem (?) - Il ne semble pas avoir paru d'autres tomes de cet ouvrage monumental - Demi reliure cuir fauve dos lisse orné de frises et titre dorés - La première moitié des pages est d'une teinte plus sombre, due à la qualité différente du papier - Reliure solide, de bel aspect, très rares et pâles rousseurs - Bel exemplaire - Frais de port supplémentaires à prévoir, poids supérieur à 1 kg - Additional postage due to weight and language VIII-592 pages, 30 cm, relié. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Samoa a Hundred Years Ago and Long Before.

      Macmillan, London 1884 - pp.xvi,(4),395,56. pp. xviii, 395. Frontispiece, plates & 3 maps. Original red cloth. A fine complete copy in near mint condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        La Syrie d'Aujourd'hui. Voyages dans la phénicie, le liban et la judée 1875-1880

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie 1884 - 675pp. in-4 relié In-4 (346x268 mm), 675 pages. Livre relié, Demi-Cuir, Dos lisse orné de motifs dorés, Toutes tranches dorées -Livre de prix offert par l'association amicale des anciens élèves de l'école St Bernard à Troyes. Voyages dans la phénicie, le liban et la judée 1875-1880. Ouvrage contenant 364 gravures en noir, une carte dépliante de la Palestine et du Liban et 8 autres cartes. Reliure en assez bon état bien que frottée et salie avec une coupure à un mors et les coins inférieurs émoussés. Intérieur avec rousseurs, plus ou moins nombreuses, laissant une lecture satisfaisante -A noter une coupure de 5 cm à la carte dépliante. Poids: 4850 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mate of the Day Light (Association Copy)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. Inscribed on the front fly leaf: "Lily Fairchild, With love from Sarah O. Jewett, 21 November 1883." Original publisher's brown and green cloth binding; minor shelf wear to head and crown of spine; small bumps to corners; small mark to back cover. Small tear to rear joint but text block fully attached and tight. Internally unmarked and clean. Near Fine Condition. A rare copy of Jewett's short story collection, which she wrote and published in the early years of her relationship with Annie Fields. Jewett and Fields' life together was notably enriched by the creative and intellectually engaging circle of women with whom they surrounded themselves. Among these were Sally Fairchild and her mother, the famed poet and novelist Lily Fairchild (nom de plume C. A. Price) who oversaw an artistic salon in Boston. It is to Lily that Jewett inscribed this copy, presenting it before the book's official release in 1884. The Mate of the Daylight received contemporary acclaim for its vivid representation of New Englanders' lives. "Besides the pretty idyl which gives the title, there are other two of her best pieces, delineating country ways and character, the men and women who figure in them being so true to life that one can almost point out their like in any rural neighborhood. Could anything be more real than the incidents and human nature in these?" (Literary World). Jewett's correspondence with Sally and Lily Fairchild has been documented and preserved by Coe College.

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Bayreuth 21.VIII.1884.

      - Ca. 18 x 11,3 cm. 2 Seiten, auf Doppelblatt. Einen Tag vor seinem Selbstmord an eine Excellenz, der er seine "unerwartete" Abreise nach Luzern mitteilt. "Ew. Excellenz / werden gütigst entschuldigen, wenn ich, durch eine unerwartete Veranlassung genöthigt, heute nach Luzern abzureisen, nicht selbst mich noch präsentiere um meinen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Einladungen auszusprechen und in aller Form Abschied zu nehmen. Sehr würde ich gebeten haben, falls Ihnen die Adresse der Gräfin Dönhoff bekannt wird, mir dieselbe nach Luzern poste restante wissen zu lassen, da ich zwei Bücher der Gräfin mit mir führe und dieselben ihr gerne zustellen möchte. Im Voraus für diese Freundlichkeit Dank. Bitte mich der Frau Fürstin zu Füssen zu legen und den Herrn Grafen sowie Fräulein Daniela [von Bülow?] auf das Innigste von mir zu grüssen ." Rubinstein erschoss sich einen Tag später, erst sechsunddreißigjährig, am Vierwaldstättersee in Tribschen bei Luzern, wo er im April 1872 erstmals Richard Wagner begegnet war. Er arbeitete für Wagner als Korrepetitor, Kopist und Hauspianist. Sein Leichnam wurde auf Betreiben Cosima Wagners nach Bayreuth überführt und auf dem Israelitischen Friedhof beigesetzt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la comtesse Potocka : « J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec [Paul] Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. »

      70 lines in black ink, an original drawing in ink on a double sheet with letterhead "83, rue Dulong". S.l. [Paris] s.d. [5 mai 1884] 10x12,9cm 4 pp. sur un feuillet double

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        Poetical Drifts of Thought; or, Problems of Progress

      Detroit: Lyman E. Stowe, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. A singularly eccentric work of American 19th-century imaginative writing, combining aspects of utopian literature, futurology, freethought, Swedenborgianism, Darwinism, and social engineering. Stowe's primary medium is verse, but the writing is in places sufficiently discursive that scansion seems but an afterthought. Among Stowe's many visionary conceptions are air travel; television ("Seeing Distant Friends by Electricity's Aid"); control of global weather patterns; and the replacement of solid foods with "nutritive gasses." Our choice to classify the work as essentially a work of utopian literature is based on the extended prose-and-verse entry "Sketches of the City of the Straits," which presents a decidedly utopian view of Detroit in the year 2100, including a glass dome "20 miles square" covering the entire city. The entire volume is profusely illustrated with a combination of stock woodcuts and the author's own rustic sketches, including a three-panel folding panorama of the Detroit waterfront viewed from Windsor, Ontario. Not in Sargent or Negley, despite obvious utopian elements. OCLC notes 20 holdings (about half in Michigan), but quite scarce in commerce. Tall octavo (24cm). Publisher's green beveled, pictorial cloth boards, blocked in gilt and blind on spine and covers; 319pp; illus. A bright, Fine copy, exceptionally well-preserved.

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        Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la comtesse Potocka : «J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec [Paul] Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. »

      1884 - - S.l. [Paris] s.d. [5 mai 1884], 10x12,9cm, 4 pp. sur un feuillet double. - Lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la comtesse Potocka, 70 lignes à l'encre noire, agrémenté d'un dessin original à l'encre sur un feuillet double à en-tête "83, rue Dulong". Maupassant a, des années durant, été l'un des soupirants les plus assidus de la comtesse Potocka. Il s'apprête à l'aller voir sur invitation de son mari : « Vous savez, n'est-ce pas, que je dine chez vous demain, invité par votre mari. » Son époux le comte Potocki vivait en totale liberté avec la comtesse, occupé qu'il était à entretenir la célèbre courtisane Émilienne d'Alençon, il ne s'offusqua pas des « Macchabées » de son épouse, son groupe de soupirants. Les « Macchabées » avaient érigé l'amour en religion et ils en étaient les pénitents. Ainsi Maupassant écrit-il à la comtesse : « Il n'y a pas deux pénitentes comme vous, d'abord. Et puis j'ai qu'une pénitente qui me fait plutôt l'effet d'une Directrice car je me sens disposé bien plus à lui obéir qu'à la conseiller. » Plus loin, alors qu'il décrit une soirée à laquelle il a assisté, il admet s'être abimé dans la ferveur que la comtesse provoque chez lui : « Comme j'avais mon chapelet dans ma poche je me suis mis à en réciter une dixaine en répétant entre chaque « ave » - « Notre Dame de Vassivière, patronne du lac Pavin, priez pour moi. » J'étais dans un parfait état de recueillement en sortant de cette maison où j'ai été reçu comme l'enfant prodigue. » Maupassant avait vu la comtesse en Auvergne, lors d'un voyage qui le mena au lac Pavin et au lac de Vassivière. Cette religion devait être bien plus du goût de Maupassant que le petit séminaire d'Yvetot où il fut envoyé étudier de 1863 à 1868. L'amour érigé au rang de religion élève Maupassant à la dignité de saint stylite : « [.] je suis remonté sur ma colonne pour me trouver à votre hauteur. » À la suite, il a esquissé un dessin à l'encre où il s'est représenté lui-même ainsi que la comtesse, tous deux auréolés. Cette dernière est sur une autre colonne et lui tend la main pour le rattraper alors que la colonne sur laquelle il se trouve s'est brisée et tombe. Comme Maupassant, Paul Bourget fut un « Macchabée » : « J'ai parlé de vous hier soir avec Bourget qui vous trouve charmante et qui m'a presque chargé de vous le dire. Je m'acquitte de cette commission parce que je connais les réserves de mon ami, dans ses . déclarations. » Les deux hommes se sont rencontrés en 1877 dans les bureaux de la revue La République des lettres et partagent la même fascination pour la comtesse : « [.] je lui ai parlé de vous selon ma pensée. Et il m'a avoué qu'il craindrait de vous connaître par peur de lui-même et de ses amies. » Paul Bourget est également un habitué des brillants salons de cette époque, il l'introduit chez la princesse Mathilde : « Cette conversation avait lieu chez la princesse Mathilde que je me suis décidé à aller voir entrainé par le dit Bourget. » La princesse Mathilde Bonaparte n'est autre que la cousine de Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, le futur Napoléon III auquel elle fut longtemps fiancée avant d'épouser un comte russe. Vivant à Paris, elle tient un des salons littéraires les plus courus de la capitale. Après ces considérations religieuses puis mondaines, Maupassant en vient à la littérature : « Aujourd'hui j'ai lu des vers depuis le matin, pour mon article du Gaulois que je n'ai pas encore fait. Je suis troublé décidément. » Il a publié dans la presse nombre de chroniques, nouvelles ou poèmes au cours de sa carrière, notamment entre 1880 et 1889 pour la revue Le Gaulois. Il n'y a pas que la comtesse qui trouble son activité littéraire : « J'avais chez moi un horrible écrivain russe nommé Boborykine, qui m'a empêché de trouver une phrase. » Piotr Boborykine, auteur naturaliste et journaliste russe, fit plusieurs voyages en France. Admirateur de Zola, il avait contribué à faire connaître son œuvre en Russie. Il était également un personnage connu du Paris mon [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        IL RE D'ARMI DI SEBENICO CON ILLUSTRAZIONI STORICHE

      Venezia Naratovich 1884 2 volumi 8° Pagine 2 + 242 + 2 + 180 Esemplare in brossura editoriale a stampa ancora da legare e fascicolato come uscito dalla tipografia. 30 tavole fuori testo di cui molte colorate coeve (2 con minimi restauri). In barbe. Copia appartenuta al Galvani del quale si allega suo biglietto da visita. Opera di araldica su Sebenico e Dalmazia molto rara. Ottimo esemplare.

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        EL VALEDOR. Periodico joco-serio, ladino, chismoso, medico, loco y de todo un poco, lo que se llama Entron de altiro!.

      Tip. de J.A. Laguna, México 1884 - Perióico político-humorístico mexicano ilustrado - solo se conoce un ejemplar (Benson Collection) DE GRAN INTERES.PERIODICO SEMANAL SATIRICO-HUMORISTICO-POLITICO MEXICANO, PRACTICAMENTE DESCONOCIDO. "Sale todos los lunes y valdrá lo que vale una decimal, un centavito", reza cada numero debajo del titulo. Y en ese tono jocoso y acido hace referencia a los acontecimientos politicos del momento en Mexico, mencinando a lo largo de los 53 numeros a las personalidades mas relevantes de la Nacion Mexicana: Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Maximiliano y otros. ESTUPENDA PUBLICACION, IDEAL PARA RESERACH, IMPRESA EN FORMA ATRACTIVA, Y PROFUSAMENTE ILUSTRADA. OCLC: one copy only (Benson Coll., Texas). Illustrated Humorous Mexican Political Newspaper - Only one known copy (Benson Collection). Issues 1 (dic. 1 de 1884) to 53 (nov. 30, 1885) .COMPLETE. [ Title from caption; issues for Jan. 5-Nov. 30 1885 also designated Tomo 1, no. 6-53; numbers for 1884 also called 2. ed.]; illustrated throughout.OF GREAT INTEREST. WEEKLY MEXICAN SATIRICAL-POLITICAL NEWSPAPER, PRACTICALLY UNKNOWN. "Comes out on Mondays and will cost the same as a decimal, one little cent" declares each issue below the title. And in this same acerbic and joking tone addresses political events of the time in Mexico mentioning, in the course of 53 issues, the most important personalities in the country: Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Maximiliano and others. EXTRAORDINARY PUBLICATION, IDEAL FOR RESEARCH, PRINTED IN AN ATTRACTIVE FORMAT, AND PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED. # WorldCat: one copy only in USA (Benson Coll., Texas). vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas

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        A Book of Facsimiles

      sp;- [Norwich] - [Rev. W.F.Creeny] 1884 - A collection of illustrations and descriptions ofEuropean brasses. Scarce, first edition. Large foliowith errata slip bound after contents. Collated, complete with 53 plates and an additional ornamental title page plate. Printed in Norwich by Agas H Goose and Co. Photo-lithography by W Griggs of London. Monumental brass is a form of engraved sepulchral memorial which began to be a more popular form in the early 13th century. They began to take the place of three-dimensional monuments and effigies in stone or wood. Due to their nature of being made of hard latten or brass and being let into the pavings they did not obstruct areas of the church and therefore speedily became a favourite style of sepulchral memorial. There wasa revival of interest in monumental brasses in the Victorian era. Condition: In a half cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing, particularly to the head and tail of spine and extremities. Spine label is rubbed as are the paper covered boards. Prior owner's ink inscription to recto of front endpaper Peter, from Moethen 1953 . Remnants of stamp to front pastedown. Same armorial stamp of double headed eagle to title page and has offset slightly toverso of frontblank. Internally, firmly bound. Front endpaper is slightly creased. Pages are slightly age toned withheavy spotting to first and last few pages and generally clean throughout. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Music. Published by Order of The Inspector General of Customs. China. Imperial Maritime Customs. II. Special Series: No. 6

      Shanghai: Published at the Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1884. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Scarce first edition of the primary source in a Western language of information on Chinese music right up to the 1950s. 'Chinese Music' is also recognized as a direct source of musical material and information for Puccini in his writing of the opera 'Turandot'. Van Aalst explains, "In the description I give here I will endeavour to point out the contrasts or similarity between Western and Chinese Music, to present abstruse theories in the least tiresome way, to add details never before published, and to give a short yet concise account of Chinese Music" (Preface, iii). J. A. van Aalst (1858 - ca.1914) was a Belgian customs and postal officer in China, recognized for his works on the history of Chinese music and dance. He served in China in the late 19th century as an administrator for the Qing Dynasty imperial government, in the Imperial Maritime Customs Service. While employed in this primarily British staffed department his ability as a musician was recognized by the highly able British Inspector General of the customs service, Robert Hart. The customs service did much more than collect revenue; it also researched and produced reports and publications on numerous China related topics including music. This is van Aalst's most famous work, published in 1884 in Shanghai by the Statistical Dept of the Inspectorate General. Van Aalst was invited to lecture at the 1884 London International Health Exhibition. It is likely 'Chinese Music' was written in preparation for the exposition, where a small group of Chinese musicians was invited to perform. It included participants and exhibits from around the world including from China -- which displayed the first ever Chinese menu seen in Great Britain! 4to, iv, 84pp, many illustrations in text. Unfortunately this copy LACKS the frontispiece and 2 plates. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. Corners and spine ends slightly rubbed. OCLC: 233003645. Rare in the trade.

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        Quads within Quads: Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils

      London: Field & Tuer; Simpkin; Hamilton, 1884. 146, (16)pp. Comprises the miniature version of Quads for Authors, Editors, & Devils as well as the "enlarged edition." A book of jokes relating to printers, with a sixteen-page glossary. Quads, explains the preface, are "little metal blanks used by the printer for filling up gaps, and are not of much account, although we cannot get along without them." The miniature copy is housed in a compartment scooped out of blank leaves at the end of the enlarged edition -- a 12mo., 94-page version of the book, with expanded text that contains additional stories and bon mots about the printing profession. This version is done in numerous typefaces and illustrated with amusing wood engravings. According to the prospectus, which is tipped in on the front endleaf, Quads within Quads was "likely in future ages to rank high amongst the treasures of the book-collector... As a mere curiosity, irrespective of its extremely amusing character, [it] is a covetable book." Both versions bound in gilt-lettered vellum, and miniature has gold ribbon ties intact. Fine, with only minor soiling to vellum and slight warp to boards. Covetable, indeed. (Bondy, p. 149; Bromer/Edison, p. 186; Welsh 6857). (1 5/8 by 1 1/16; 41x26mm).

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        DAY AND NIGHT SONGS (Presentation Copy)

      London: G. Philip & Son, 1884. First edition thus, 16 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt decorations & title (from a design by D.G. Rossetti) to fr. cover & spine, gilt floral device to rear cover, bevelled edges, t.e. gilt (others untrimmed), chocolate ep.s, 155 (x) pp. +1p. publ. advert preceding p.[i], in (incomplete) original buff dust-jacket. Printed on watermarked handmade paper by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London. Inscribed to head of half-title: "Annie Fell from H[elen]. Allingham, Dec. '97." Dust-jacket incomplete (spine & fr. panel lacking, & lt.-to-moderate edge-chipping & staining to rear panel & flaps); binding Near-Fine (minor rubbing to extremities); contents Near-Fine (infrequent lt. stains)--a truly brilliant copy even w/its incompl. d-j. Colbeck 24 (in Deluxe binding), Lasner 20, Woodman D12 & F1 (design repr. p.[33] & binding repr. p.[34])--see also Fredeman 46.4.

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        Les Rougon-Macquart. La Joie de Vivre.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1884 - Histoire Naturelle et Sociale d'une Famille sous le Second Empire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sur papier courant sans mention de mille. Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. - 1884 - 447 pages. Extrait du catalogue de la Bibliothèque Charpentier en fin de volume. Ex-libris Étienne Cluzel. Superbe reliure demi maroquin noir à coins. Dos à nerfs richement orné et doré avec titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Filet doré bordant les plats. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture jaune et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état pour ce très bel exemplaire, magnifiquement relié. Format in-12°(18x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GOVONI CORRADO, LE FIALE

      , - GOVONI CORRADO, LE FIALE. , , Govoni Corrado (Tàmara, 29 ottobre 1884 ? Lido dei Pini ?Anzio-, 20 ottobre 1965) è stato un poeta italiano. Le fiale Firenze, 1903 - Francesco Lumachi editore (con i tipi di G.Spinelli e C.) 1 vol. in 8°, pp. 223 (1) Testo in inchiostro nero, verde e rosso, xilografie n.t. di A.De Karolis. Br. edit. verde con ill. in arancio di A. De Karolis, dorso restaurato, copertina come da foto, testo interno al volume perfetto senza imperfezioni, nessuna macchia nel testo. Leggera mancanza nella brossura della copertina in alto ma recuperabile perché è uno sbavo di colla. Sulla copertina è incollata l'etichetta: "Poesia, organo del Futurismo direttore F.T.Marinetti, via Senato 2 ? Milano", in quanto l'opera fu rimessa in circolazione da Marinetti nel 1909. Prima edizione illustrata.Visitate il nostro negozio all'indirizzo: www.amarcordlibri.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les vieilles actrices. Le musée des antiques

      - Librairie des auteurs modernes, Paris 1884, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Il legame a bradel metà calico rosso, liscio indietro con un oro floreale, data e filo d'oro doppia coda, come dolore piece marrone di piastre carta marmorizzata, angoli leggermente utilizzati, copertine conservate, vincolante poi firmato Paul Vie. autografo Precious firmato da Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly migliorato oro per alcune lettere: "Al mio amico François Coppée, questi ritratti (parole errate di Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly e attraversate da lui) linee per tratti e ... questi tratti "accompagnati da un piccolo disegno di due frecce incrociate disegnate in oro. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, plats de papier marbré, coins légèrement émoussés, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de Paul Vié. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly rehaussé à l'or pour certaines lettres : "A mon ami François Coppée, ces portraits (mots mal orthographiés par Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly et barrés par lui) traits pour traits... et ces traits" accompagné d'un petit dessin représentant deux flèches entrecroisées tracées à l'or. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats.

      Hottingen-Zürich, Schweizerische Genossenschaftsdruckerei, 1884. - VI, (7)-146, (2) SS. Zeitgenössischer Leinenband mit Resten eines Rückenschildchens. 8vo. In maßgefertigtem Leinenschuber mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Seltene Erstausgabe während des Sozialistengesetzes in Zürich erschienen und teils illegal in Deutschland verbreitet. Die äußere Anregung gab Morgan mit seiner "Ancient Society" 1877 über die Entwicklung der Familie. Marx hatte sich mit dem Thema beschäftigt und Material hinterlassen, das Engels durch umfangreiche eigene Forschungen ergänzte und mit den Leitideen des historischen Materialismus verband. "Dadurch wird das Buch ein Grundlagenwerk zur Entwicklung der Gesellschaft aus der Sicht des historischen Materialismus" (Laffont). Engels untersucht hier erstmals in der Entstehungsgeschichte des Marxismus ausführlich die Entwicklung der Familie, der Ehe und die unterschiedliche Stellung der Frau. "Es ist die instruktivste Anwendung der materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung auf die Frühformen der menschlichen Gesellschaft" (NDB IV, 525). - Wie stets gebräunt, doch hier sehr gleichmäßig. Der typische, originale Einband etwas fleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. Mit rotem Stempel einer japanischen Privatsammlung am Titel verso. Stammhammer I, 73, 20. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke 45f. (mit Abb.). Rubel 93. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Wisden Rebound without Covers, Very Nice

      1884. This is an 1884 Wisden, Rebound without Covers. Bound in brown with gilt to the spine in excellent condition. The book is very nice and clean inside, very minor spotting and speckled page block but other than the lack of covers it is a wonderful book.

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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)

      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

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        OUR BASE BALL CLUB and How It Won the Championship

      1884. With an Introduction by Al. G. Spalding of the Chicago Base Ball Club. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1884. 1 page undated ads (for Spalding baseball goods). Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First Edition of "the first novel devoted exclusively to baseball" [Grobani 12-2c]. The first book about baseball was 1859's THE BASE BALL PLAYER'S POCKET COMPANION (nonfiction -- there are only about ten known copies, the most recently-exchanged of which was priced at $39,500). There was an 1877 volume in the "No Name Series," THE GREAT MATCH, which could also lay claim to "first baseball fiction" but which is not entirely about baseball. About these two books Strecker et al. have written,~Both THE GREAT MATCH and OUR BASE BALL CLUB highlight tensions between the country and the city. More importantly, they reveal the baseball team's central place in local communities and feature insight into nineteenth century baseball debates about participation versus competition, and amateurism versus professionalism.~This is a hefty, large-format (quarto) volume, with ten handsome illustrations. OUR BASE BALL CLUB was issued in two different bindings -- paper-covered boards with a front cover lithograph, or full pictorially-decorated cloth, either grey or blue or (as here) bright red. This is a bright, very good-plus copy, with a small damp-mark on the rear cover and very minor shelf-wear at the spine ends.

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        Parrots in Captivity Volume I: Illustrated with coloured plates

      George Bell and Sons 1884 - 1884. Vol I. 144 pages. No dust jacket. Volume 1 only. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and crest, contains pictorial plates. Forward lean. Pages are slightly yellowed with cracking to hinges and moderate foxing to text block edge as well as the endpapers. Noticeable thumbing inside. Plates have mild tanning and foxing to edges with occasional light pencil marking. Creasing to rear endpaper. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine has a few tears and chips with a crease at centre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Region of the Eternal Fire: an account of a journey to the petroleum region of the Caspian in 1883.

      Allen London 1884 - First edition, 8vo., xix, 413pp., 17 plates and maps, 10 pages ads at end, original red pictorial cloth, very light fade to spine, a fine bright copy. An account of Marvin's journey to Baku to explore the Russian petroleum region. Ghani p243. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tour of the World

      Belford, Clarke and Co Chicago 1884 - Early Pirated Edition. Original blue decorative cloth, gilt at spine and front cover, floral endpapers in original decorative and printed dustjacket. Exceedingly scarce in 19th Century dustjacket, with title page dated 1884. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some chipping at spine ends, some darkening overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Illustrated History of Rome, Volumes 1-4

      Gebbie & Co, Philadelphia 1884 - First edition. Volumes 1-4 only (of 5). Folios. Illustrated with numerous engraved plates. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt spines and boards. Volumes 1 and 2 are poor, with considerable dampstaining on the margins; volumes 3 and 4 are very good. Scarce in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage sentimental en France et en Italie. Traduction nouvelle et Notice de M. Emile Blémont. Illustrations de Maurice Leloir.

      Paris: Librairie artistique - H. Launette, 1884 - Edition de grand luxe tirée à 200 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci l"un des 25 sur Japon Impérial non mis dans le commerce (n° 3), grand in-4; xii, 212p. [3p. Table des illustrations, achevé d"imprimer]; 12 grandes compositions hors-texte et 220 dessins dans le texte. Belle reliure de Bretault en demi-maroquin rouge à grands coins, dos à nerfs, plats et gardes marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée, couvertures illustrées en couleurs conservées; exemplaire à grandes marges, enrichi d"une grande aquarelle signée de Leloir sur le faux-titre. Exemplaire offert par Maurice Leloir à son père Auguste avec envoi "A mon bien aimé père son fils et son élève" et la date de 1884. Vicaire VII, 666. Très bel exemplaire de ce délicieux ouvrage, l"une des grandes réussites de Leloir, dont les illustrations accompagnent à merveille un texte débordant d"humour et de sensibilité, suite d"incidents de voyage largement autobiographiques entre Calais et Moulins, en passant par Amiens, Paris et Versailles. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigenthums und des Staats.

      Hottingen-Zürich, Schweizerische Genossenschaftsdruckerei, 1884. - VI, (7)-146, (2) SS. (Beigebunden) II: Lassalle, Ferdinand. Die indirekte Steuer und die Lage der arbeitenden Klassen. Eine Vertheidigungsrede vor dem Königl. Kammergericht zu Berlin gegen die Anklage, die besitzlosen Klassen zum Haß und zur Verachtung gegen die Besitzenden öffentlich angereizt zu haben. Leipzig, Julius Röthing / Braunschweig, W. Bracke jr., 1873. 117, (1) SS. (Beigebunden) III: Die Verhandlungen über das Tabakmonopol im Deutschen Reichstage. Vollständige Wiedergabe der Reichstags-Verhandlungen am 10., 12. und 13. Mai 1882. Nach dem amtlichen Bericht. Stuttgart, Dietz, 1882. 197, (3) SS. Marmorierter Halbleinenband der Zeit. 8vo. I: Seltene Erstausgabe während des Sozialistengesetzes in Zürich erschienen und teils illegal in Deutschland verbreitet. Die äußere Anregung gab Morgan mit seiner "Ancient Society" 1877 über die Entwicklung der Familie. Marx hatte sich mit dem Thema beschäftigt und Material hinterlassen, das Engels durch umfangreiche eigene Forschungen ergänzte und mit den Leitideen des historischen Materialismus verband. "Dadurch wird das Buch ein Grundlagenwerk zur Entwicklung der Gesellschaft aus der Sicht des historischen Materialismus" (Laffont). Engels untersucht hier erstmals in der Entstehungsgeschichte des Marxismus ausführlich die Entwicklung der Familie, der Ehe und die unterschiedliche Stellung der Frau. "Es ist die instruktivste Anwendung der materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung auf die Frühformen der menschlichen Gesellschaft" (NDB IV, 525). - II: Zweite Auflage; die erste in Deutschland erschienene Ausgabe: erstmals 1863 in Zürich erschienen. - III: Erste und wohl einzige Ausgabe; eine der frühesten Publikationen des Dietz-Verlags. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt; zu Beginn geringfügige Randläsuren; ein hinterlegter Ausriss im Inhaltsverzeichnis am Schluss. Besitzvermerk "Gust. Erdmann" am vorderen Innendeckel. I: Stammhammer I, 73, 20. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke 45f. (mit Abb.). Rubel 93. - II: Stammhammer I, 127, 27. - III: Emig A 6. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        9 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Schwerin, Straßburg, Charlottenburg, Weimar u. a. O., 1874-1884. - Zusammen 32½ SS. 8vo. Schöne und ausführliche Briefe an seine Schwester Gisela: "Du hast allerdings allen grund über mein langes schweigen zu klagen; wenn du aber den ganzen Sommer über in meiner haut gesteckt hättest, würdest du auch zum Schreiben wenig lust ferspürt [!] haben. Denn di[e] große geistige ermüdung hat allemal auch geistige erschlaffung zur folge. Ueberdi[e]s habe ich meine freien stunden so weit es ging angewan[d]t, um wenig etwas für mein studium zu tun [.]" (Br. v. 29. VIII. 1878). - "Eben kommt beiliegendes ‘rundschreiben’ von Otto mit beilagen, welche ich dich bitte sofort wieder nach Mannheim zu spediren. Auf eine prüfung der ‘Neuwürderung’ (blödwitziges wort!) brauchst du dich nicht einzulassen, denn die richtigkeit derselben ist weder zu bezweifeln noch zu controlliren. Es kommt nur darauf an, Otto sofort zu melden, ob du damit einverstanden bist, daß wir die darin angegebenen werte voll versichern wollen, oder nicht. Ich bin für volle versicherung, besonders der Wirtschaftsgebäude wegen, welche wir ja im fall eines brandes wieder aufbauen müssen [.]" (Br. v. 19. X.1883). - Mit Friedrich Schiller weitläufig verwandt, wuchs Ernst von Wolzogen in einem künstlerischen Elternhaus auf, studierte in Straßburg und Leipzig und war Vorleser der Großherzogs von Sachsen-Weimar. In München gründete Wolzogen die Freie literarische Gesellschaft, inszenierte Dramen von Gerhart Hauptmann und Henrik Ibsen und war Mitarbeiter mehrerer Wochen- und Zeitschriften. In Berlin 1901 die erste deutsche und nach dem Pariser ‘Chat Noir’ (1881) weltweit zweite Kleinkunstbühne ‘Das Überbrettl’ gründend, war Wolzogen wie dem Unternehmen jedoch wegen der preußischen Zensur und mangelnden Profitinteresses der Mitträger kein Erfolg beschieden; die von ihm 1905 gegründete und geleitete erste Berliner Komische Oper (‘Wolzogen-Oper’) in der Dresdener Straße (später Thalia-Theater) endete gar mit einem künstlerischen und finanziellen Fiasko. Fortan als freier Schriftsteller lebend, hatte er 1920 noch die Leitung des von Max Reinhardt gegründeten Kabaretts ‘Schall und Rauch’ inne. Vgl. Kosch IV, 3458. - Der Brief v. 7. X. 1874 als Nachschrift zu einem Br. seines Vaters, des Schriftstellers und Theaterleiters Alfred v. W. (1823-1883); der Br. v. 3.III. 1883 mit einer ganzseitigen eh. Nachschrift seiner Gattin Marinka. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FOUR YEARS IN THE ROCKIES; or, The Adventures of Isaac P Rose, of Shenango Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

      New Castle, PA: Printed by W.B. Thomas, 1884. Book. Very good- condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo (8vo). 262 pages of text. Original cloth binding is moderately rubbed, rebacked, with the original spine laid down; new endpapers. Complete with the frontisportrait. About two dozen pages are quite soiled and stained, mostly in the margin, with several other pages with minor soiling and a few corner creases. Howes M306: "Rose was a member of Wyeth's Expedition and trapped with all the famous mountain men, Bridger, Carson, Meek, Sublette, et al.".

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