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        History of the Parsis including their Manners, Customs, Religion, and Present Position.

      London Macmillan 1884 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xii, 332; viii, 349 pp., 8 plates including 4 chromolithographs and 2 mounted woodburytypes, occasional scattered foxing, original pictorial gilt blue cloth, light wear, small labels to foot of spines, small stain to title, a very good set. The authroitative text on the Parsees in the nineteenth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Illustrirtes [Illustriertes] Hühner-Buch. Enthaltend das Gesammte der Hühnerzucht, als: Anlage der Hühnerställe, Anschaffung von Hühnern, Behandlung derselben, Krankheiten etc. etc. Von Julius Völschau. Mit 40 naturgetreuen Abbildungen in Farbendruck und 58 Holzschnitten nach Original-Zeichnungen von Christian Förster. Mit einem Vorwort von Professor Dr. Zürn.

      Hamburg: Verlag von J.F. Richter 1884 - Vortitel, Titel, XI, (1), 282 Seiten. Fraktur. Mit 40 blattgroßen Chromolithographien auf starkem Papier und 58 Holzschnitten im Text. Vollständiges und gutes Exemplar des prachtvoll illustrierten Werks, die leuchtend farbigen Tafeln mit den verschiedenen Hühner-Rassen in hervorragender Qualität und mit den originalen Seidenpapier-Hemdchen. - Nissen, Zoologische Buchillustration 4258. - Nicht bei Ayer und Stafleu-Cowan. - Das praxisorientierte Werk ein Meilenstein der illustrierten deutschen Geflügelliteratur und als Ansichtswerk heute sehr geschätzt. - Papier wie immer etwas gebräunt, die Blattränder stellenweise stockfleckig. Die äußersten Blatt- und Tafelränder gelegentlich gering berieben und minimal lappig. - Rückenbezug fachgerecht auf farblich passendes Leinen unauffällig neu aufgezogen, etwas berieben und angestaubt. Deckelkanten etwas berieben, gering schiefgelesen. - Insgesamt gutes bis sehr gutes, wenn auch nicht herausragendes Exemplar. - Julius Völschau war Präses des Hamburg-Altonaer Vereins für Geflügelzucht, Ehrenmitglied des ersten österreichischen Geflügelzucht-Vereins in Wien und des Schleswig-Holsteinischen Vereins für Geflügezucht 'Fauna' in Kiel. - Mit gedruckter Widmung an den Herzog Ernst II. von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2200 Kl.-4° (28 x 22 cm). Illustrierter Orig.-Leinenband der Zeit (Rücken neu aufgezogen) mit reicher Gold-, Silber- und Blindprägung auf Deckel und Rücken, Goldschnitt und Buntpapiervorsätzen.

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        ROADSIDE SONGS OF TUSCANY

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1884-85. FIRST EDITION. In this charming collection, American-born artist Francesca Alexander translates folk songs and hymns of her adopted home, Italy, illustrating them with simple yet moving drawings that captured the attention of leading art critic John Ruskin. The two met in 1882, when Ruskin had travelled to Italy for his health. The daughter of an artist, the devoutly Christian Alexander (1837-1917) was selling her illustrations and translations of poems and songs she had learned from Italian peasants to raise money to help the poor. According to DNB, "For Ruskin her work—in both its form and its subject matter—embodied an ideal Christian and artistic simplicity and sincerity." He purchased her manuscripts for "The Story of Ida," "Roadside Songs of Tuscany," and "Christ's Folk in the Apennine," which he edited and arranged to have published. Known for his low opinion of female artists, Ruskin surprised the audience for his Slade lecture on Rosetti and Burne-Jones by praising Alexander, saying, "For a long time I used to say . . . that, except in a graceful and minor way, women could not paint or draw. I am beginning, lately, to bow myself to the much more delightful conviction that nobody else can." This volume comes from the library of another philanthropic woman: Edith Rockefeller McCormick of Chicago. From her collection came the largest group of Doves bindings ever offered at public auction: Anderson Galleries sold for her some 152 volumes (121 titles) in Doves bindings on 23 February 1934. Described by ANB as "unusually gifted and endowed with a strong scholarly inclination," McCormick (1872-1932), apart from her love of fine bindings, was a generous philanthropist who throughout her life "helped people in financial difficulties, always trying to conceal the fact that she had been the benefactor." After her son John died of scarlet fever, she founded the John McCormick Institution for Infectious Diseases; "with the support of the institution's funding, researchers at Johns Hopkins University later discovered the bacterium that causes scarlet fever.". 305 x 235 mm. (12 x 9 1/4"). 4 p.l., 340 pp., [20] leaves (front wrappers and title pages of each of the 10 individually issued parts). 20 separately issued parts bound into one volume. Edited by John Ruskin. FIRST EDITION. LOVELY HONEY BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY THE DOVES BINDERY (stamp-signed and dated 1909 on rear turn-in), covers with mitered gilt-rule frame enclosing a central panel diapered in ogival compartments, lilies at intersections of lines, raised bands, spine compartments with similar tooling, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt ruling and leafy cornerpieces, all edges gilt and gauffered with lines of dots. In a (slightly rubbed) suede-lined green morocco pull-off case. With 20 platinum prints of pen and pencil sketches by Francesca Alexander illustrating the poems, mounted on heavy stock. Rear flyleaf with "Advice to Subscribers" laid on. Front pastedown with the bookplate of "E. R. McC" (see below). For the binding: Tidcombe 738 (an identically tooled binding on this title, but in green morocco). Small, faint waterspot at head of front board, stock on which frontispiece is mounted a bit foxed, affecting adjacent title and half title, mild offsetting from illustrations, otherwise A FINE COPY, clean, bright, and wide-margined, in a virtually unworn binding. In this charming collection, American-born artist Francesca Alexander translates folk songs and hymns of her adopted home, Italy, illustrating them with simple yet moving drawings that captured the attention of leading art critic John Ruskin. The two met in 1882, when Ruskin had travelled to Italy for his health. The daughter of an artist, the devoutly Christian Alexander (1837-1917) was selling her illustrations and translations of poems and songs she had learned from Italian peasants to raise money to help the poor. According to DNB, "For Ruskin her work-in both its form and its subject matter-embodied an ideal Christian and artistic simplicity and sincerity." He purchased her manuscripts for "The Story of Ida," "Roadside Songs of Tuscany," and "Christ's Folk in the Apennine," which he edited and arranged to have published. Known for his low opinion of female artists, Ruskin surprised the audience for his Slade lecture on Rosetti and Burne-Jones by praising Alexander, saying, "For a long time I used to say . . . that, except in a graceful and minor way, women could not paint or draw. I am beginning, lately, to bow myself to the much more delightful conviction that nobody else can." This volume comes from the library of another philanthropic woman: Edith Rockefeller McCormick of Chicago. From her collection came the largest group of Doves bindings ever offered at public auction: Anderson Galleries sold for her some 152 volumes (121 titles) in Doves bindings on 23 February 1934. Described by ANB as "unusually gifted and endowed with a strong scholarly inclination," McCormick (1872-1932), apart from her love of fine bindings, was a generous philanthropist who throughout her life "helped people in financial difficulties, always trying to conceal the fact that she had been the benefactor." After her son John died of scarlet fever, she founded the John McCormick Institution for Infectious Diseases; "with the support of the institution's funding, researchers at Johns Hopkins University later discovered the bacterium that causes scarlet fever."

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        Belle lettre de Brazza écrite du Congo à l'explorateur Ch. de Chavannes.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-8 19/02/1884 Ecrite au crayon sur un papier brun très rudimentaire. Les armoiries de Savorgnan de Brazzaville dessinées sur papier fort, ont été collées au dos de la lettre. papier fragile Lettre de Savorgnan de Brazza à son compagnon de route, l'explorateur Charles de Chavannes, qui prit part à l'exploration du Congo et fut le premier résident de Brazzaville. "Bonnes nouvelles de Jacques du 8 février à 1/2 journée du Congo. Il me dit que le 29 les pirogues arriveront à une grande demi-journée en aval du village du frère de Ndombi. Le 22 courant les pirogues commenceront de monter [.]. Tout va bien ici, en descendant vous pourrez acheter du manioc à une 1/2 journée en avant de Lekedi - à la place où j'ai couché (je n'ai fait de cadeau à personne excepté une glace et Pte sonnette aux deux chefs Batékés [.]". Explorateur du Congo.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

      Chatto & Windus, London 1884 - First English edition, preceding the first American edition, of "the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction" (Legacies of Genius). Binding state "A" with the gatherings sewn in the conventional manner with thread. Octavo, original decorative red cloth, stamped in black, lettered in gilt. Illustrated from 174 drawings by E. W. Kemble. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. The English edition preceded the American by a few months and was made from sheets sent by American edition publisher Webster. A superior example. Twain initially conceived of the work as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that would follow Huckleberry Finn through adulthood. Beginning with a few pages he had removed from the earlier novel, Twain began work on a manuscript he originally titled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood. He appeared to have lost interest in the manuscript while it was in progress, and set it aside for several years. After making a trip down the Hudson River, Twain returned to his work on the novel. Upon completion, the novel's title closely paralleled its predecessor's: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Twain composed the story in pen on notepaper between 1876 and 1883. Paul Needham, stated, "What you see is [Clemens'] attempt to move away from pure literary writing to dialect writing." For example, Twain revised the opening line of Huck Finn three times. He initially wrote, "You will not know about me", which he changed to, "You do not know about me", before settling on the final version, "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter." The revisions also show how Twain reworked his material to strengthen the characters of Huck and Jim, as well as his sensitivity to the then-current debate over literacy and voting. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Map of Tokio, 1,300 Cho References. Tokio, M. Yamatoya

      1884 - First Edition. 8vo, folded map 16.5x10.5cm, unfolded 83x66cm, red cloth covers, linen backed map, with insert of Tsukiji Settlement [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vildanden. Skuespil i fem Akter.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1884. [6] + 244 + [2 blanke] s. Orig. komponeret brunt hellærred med tresidet guldsnit. Rent og velholdt eksemplar.

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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.

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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]

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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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        Flatland: A Romance Of Many Dimensions

      Seeley & Co, London 1884 - 8vo, pp. 100. Original printed stiff paper wrappers. Leading edge uncut. Some wear to spine ends, some historical damp damage to leading edge of front panel, light spotting to preliminaries, contents fresh and bright. First edition. One of literature's very few geometric Victorian social satires. Set in a two-dimensional world, A. Square visits the one-dimensional community of Lineland, where he is dismissed as a lunatic, and is then visited by a sphere from Spaceland. Convinced of the existence of a third dimension, Square starts to entertain the possibility of a fourth. And a fifth. All of which made this text something of a sensation when Einstein published his general theory of relativity in 1915, and Flatland was taken up as a text which foreshadowed major scientific findings. Since then, it has been cited by scientists as eminent as Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, inspired films and books, and - of course - has been name-checked in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. This, the first edition, is now very scarce.

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        Lewis Carroll envoie un texte anonymement.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 In-12 05/11/1884 Sur papier de deuil. Annotation au crayon dans un coin par Bowles, "Noted B.". bon Rare et intéressante lettre de Lewis Carroll, signée de son véritable nom, "C. L. Dodgson", au fondateur de Vanity Fair. Il lui adresse un texte et lui demande de ne faire aucune allusion à Lewis Carroll. "I hope you may think the enclosed worth noticing - not for the sake of the sale of it (it is sure to be a loss) but because of the importance of the subject, at this most critical time. If you do it, please make no allusion to "Lewis Carroll"! [.]". Les deux signatures de Lewis Carroll apparaissent dans cette lettre. Romancier anglais, de son vrai nom Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, auteur des Aventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). [Attributes: Signed 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]

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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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        Pierre Loti corrige son conte oriental, Les Trois femmes de la kasbah.

      - 1 manuscrit autographe 1 In-4 [1884] En haut, cette mention : "Note de Pierre Loti à son ami Hu (?) à propos de corrections à un livre chez C. Lévy. pliures Par cette page manuscrite, Pierre Loti donne les corrections à son éditeur, Calmann-Lévy, pour la publication des Trois femmes de la Kasbah, nouvelle qui était parue, en novembre 1882, dans le recueil, Fleurs d'ennui. "1° Pour le titre. Je voudrais qu'on rétablit page 1 les mots (conte oriental) qui ont été supprimés, je ne sais pourquoi. 2 ° Page 7. Il faut rétablir la dédicace, "à mon ami Plunkett" sans laquelle je ne peux plus me servir à la fin de ce Plunkett dont j'ai absolument besoin. Il faut rétablir aussi : (au nom d'Allah, etc.). C'est très gentil de me l'avoir mis page 5 dans un encadrement arabe, mais personne ne le voit et c'est comme si on l'avait supprimé du texte [.]. 7° Page 107. C'est ici le plus grave. La phrase qui commence La moralité et qui a été supprimée, était déjà supprimée dans cette 15è édition de Fleurs d'ennui que vous m'envoyez. Qui a pu se permettre cela? Je l'ai rétablie. Mais l'Epilogue de Plunkett me semble indispensable à maintenir, tel qu'il est dans Fleurs d'ennui ; il le faut absolument, pour expliquer l'incohérence voulue de l'histoire et juger comme elle le mérite cette moralité narquoise. Si on supprime l'Epilogue Plunkett, la moralité demeure simplement idiote". Il termine par une pique à son éditeur : "Moralité de ce qui est ci-dessus : il ne faudrait pas couper dans une oeuvre qui se tient sans avoir pris l'avis de l'auteur". Ecrivain et voyageur. Membre de l'Académie française (1891). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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

      Published at the Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, Shanghai 1884 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

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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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        Livre d'heures ou Offices de l'Eglise

      A Paris, chez Gruel, libraire, rue Saint-Honorà 1884 - In-12 (13,7 x 17,8 cm), reliure signà e Lesort plein maroquin brun, dos à cinq nerfs, dà cor en mà tal incrustà dans le coin supà rieur gauche du premier plat, liserà dorà sur les coupes, roulette dorà e sur les contreplats, tranches dorà es, gardes en tissus, le tout prà sentà dans une boîte cartonnà e toilà e noire à l'intà rieur matelassà , 92 pages, texte encadrà de diffà rents motifs, illustrà en noir d'aprà s les Manuscrits de la Bibliothà que du Roi par Mlle A. Guilbert ; salissures et accrocs sur la boîte, dà faut de reliure avec un feuillet vierge dà calà du reste du corps d'ouvrage, par ailleurs l'ouvrage est en trà s bel à tat. Guilbert A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        Histoires extraordinaires. Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires. Traduites par Charles Baudelaire.

      A. Quantin, imprimeur-éditeur 1884 - Deux volumes in-8 (24,2 x 16,5 cm), bradel demi-toile verte à coins, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin marron, non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure d’époque). Première édition illustrée. Exemplaire complet des 26 gravures hors-texte dont le portrait d’Edgar Poe, d’après Chifflart, Vierge, Wögel, Férat, Herpin, Meyer, Méaulle et Laurens, la plupart à l’eau-forte. Traduction de Charles Baudelaire, ainsi que Edgar Poe, sa vie et ses œuvres, et Nouvelles notes sur Edgar Poe. Bel exemplaire (quelques petits frottements et très rares petites piqûres). [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]

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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 Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule / Joint Scientific Papers of James Prescott Joule.

      The Physical Society of London, Taylor and Francis, London 1884 - Two volumes. 1884-1887. 8vo (220 x 143 mm, 216 x 141 mm). xxx, 657 [1]; xiv, 391 [1] pp., including portrait frontispiece of Joule, large folding diagram and 4 engr. plates to vol. I, 3 engr. plates to vol. II, several woodcut illustrations in text. Vol. I bound in recent green cloth with gilt-lettered spine, vol. II bound in original publisher's blindstamped cloth (slightly rubbed). Vol. I with text block uncut and mostly unopened. Text little age-toned, plates in vol. II slightly foxed, some occasional edge chipping, soiling and short tears, plate III in vol. I torn in upper corner not affecting text, final leaf of vol. I about 10 mm shorter at lower margin and rehinged. Still very good set. ---- Sparrow, Milestones of Science 113. - First Edition. Joule's papers, originally published in various learned journals and even in daily newspapers, are here collected: and they constitute a contribution to scientific progress hardly surpassed in the nineteenth century. The most important papers are those on the nature of heat: and Joule was the first to prove, what Mayer in 1842-45 assumed, the equivalence of heat produced to energy employed. Joule's Laws are the basis of the whole principle of the conservation of energy established by Helmholtz in 1847. Among the inventions thrown out in his researches are the galvanometer, the modern system of electrical units, the measurement of the velocity of a particle of gas, the modern system of electrical welding, the first displacement pump, and the absolute zero of temperature. [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

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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

      Lyman E. Stowe, Detroit 1884 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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