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

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

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        Fores Clavigeia

      Allen, Orpington 1884 - Original full navy oasis morocco. 8 vols. 1871-1884. A very good handsome binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Voyage Sentimental en France et en Italie

      Paris: Librairie Artistique - H. Launette, 1884. Limited. unbound. very good. Leloir, Maurice. Traduction de Emile Blemont. Illustrated by Maurice Leloir with 12 fine photogravure plates, each in two states; 220 in-text drawings. Folio. Loose sheets as issued in pictorial board folder (folder lacks outer ties, is edgeworn but sound, and has a large dampstain at foot; first and last several pages are also faintly stained at feet but all plates are quite clean). Paris: Librairie Artistique - H. Launette, Editeur, 1884. Limited edition de Grand Luxe - number 53 of only 100 copies on Japan vellum. This copy has a charming original watercolor on half title of a woman in a colorful dress, paddling alone in a boat -- signed and dated by Leloir.

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        Leaves Of Grass.

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

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        La Regenta por . Ilustración de Juan Llimona. Grabados de Gómez Polo.

      Biblioteca Arte y Letras, Barcelona 1884 - 1ª edición. 12.7x19.7. 2 vols. de 527pp. y 592pp. Ilus. con viñetas. Tela editorial estampada. Rotura de 8cm. en la bisagra del Tomo I, asegurada para que no vaya a más; roces en las cabezas y pies de los lomos; esquinas algo rozadas; los planos limpios, con los colores impresos muy frescos. Interiores muy limpios. En conjunto, buenos ejemplares. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        Ramona

      1884. First Edition . JACKSON, Helen H[unt]. Ramona. A Story. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth, floral-patterned endpapers. $1600.First edition of JacksonÂ’s most popular novel, a landmark work set in Southern California that is the “first novel about the the region ever published,” in original gilt-stamped cloth.Helen Hunt JacksonÂ’s “dedication to the cause of justice for Indian tribes resulted in a well-researched exposé of Indian mistreatment published in 1881 as A Century of Dishonor.” When this and other of “her nonfiction writings did not initiate the reforms that Jackson sought, she said of Ramona, ‘I am going to write a novel, in which will be set forth some Indian experiences in a way to move peopleÂ’s hearts” (ANB). To writer Michael Dorris, Jackson “incorporated in her own work not only the Southern California locales of her recent experience, but many of the names, events, and specific occurrences she had witnessed and heard aboutÂ… much of the crucial action in Ramona was taken whole from real life” (Introduction, Ramona). “The novelÂ’s literary presence can still be feltÂ…. Ramona has also taken an important place in the literary history of Southern California [as] the first novel about the region ever publishedÂ… Jackson created the first figures in a long line ofÂ… heroes who populate the later Southern California fiction of writers as diverse as Nathanael West, Evelyn Waugh, Thomas Pynchon and Joan Didion” (Phillips, Helen Hunt Jackson, 3). Less than a year after RamonaÂ’s publication, Jackson died in San Francisco. With four pages of rear advertisements. Without original dust jacket, rarely found. BAL 10456. Text generally fine with only tiny bit of margin loss to one leaf (27) not affecting text, cloth-gilt lovely. A highly desirable near-fine copy.

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        A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson

      Boston: Little, Brown. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1884. First Edition. Original Wraps. Original plain card-stock wrappers in the publisher's printed japanese-vellum french-fold cover, all in the publisher's green-gray printed dust-wrapper; pp. 141. Front wrapper chipped, front hinge starting, else clean and bright; the japanese-vellum cover has a long tear to the rear panel, with a chip out; the outer jacket is in two pieces, with a long tear matching that on the inner jacket, and is chipped along the edges, flaps detached, the rear flap missing altogether, the front flap laid in; Also contains "Matthew Arnold's Lecture on Emerson," reprinted from the Boston "Daily Advertiser" of December 11, 1883 .

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        The Raven

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. Hard Cover. Very Good -. Hard Cover. Acclaimed first edition published with Gustave Doré's magnificent illustrations of Poe's most famous poem. The 25 steelplate engravings by Doré are perfect representations of the mystery and beauty of Poe's work. It is the last work illustrated by Doré before his death in 1883 and was published posthumously. Edmund Stedman was himself a poet and an editor of Poe's works. Elephant folio in original grey cloth binding with ornately decorated cover in black and gilt that depicts one of the angels from the poem. Covers are spotted, soiled, and rubbed, with chipping along edges, bumped corners, and split along bottom of joint of front cover. Hinges tender and somewhat loose but holding. Front free endpaper has a piece torn away and the rear endpaper is detached with chipping to the edges. The plates are generally clean and bright, with an occasional smudge to a margin. Two of the plates have a small tear on bottom of the page that is not visible on the front of the plate. Two tissue guards have small tears along the bottom. Occasional spots of foxing throughout and small blue pen marking to two pages (not plates). Very faint dampstain to bottom margins of first few pages. With list of illustrations and their engravers. Unpaginated with 23 pages of commentary and the text of the poem preceding the illustrations. POE/041817.

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        STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE

      James R. Osgood & Co, Boston 1884 - 12mo. Author's first book. 225pp. Bound in olive green cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering gilt; some bubbling of cloth, front hinge cracked; a clean bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Historical Account of the Belief in Witchcraft in Scotland

      HAMILTON, ADAMS & CO, LONDON 1884 - General shelf wear, tanned spine & edges, soil spot on cover, worn corners, cracked hinge, tanning pages, and very few foxing spots. DATE PUBLISHED: 1884 EDITION: 268 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        REPORTS OF TAX CASES Under the Act 37 Vict. Cap. 16. The Taxes Management Act . Volumes I - XXXVI (1-36) 1875-1956 Inclusive

      Reported and Printed for Offical Use Under the Directions of the Board of Inland Revenue (Her Majesty's Stationary Office), London 1884 - 36 original volumes covering the period 1875-1956 and published 1884-1957. Bound in original brown buckram with red title labels and black vol. no labels to the spines. Contents clean and tight, various folding plans. Name and room number generally written to the front paste-downs, otherwise contents very good very good and clean. Cloth bindings generally very good, all strongly bound, a few of the earlier volumes a little more rubbed. A very good unbroken run of the original 36 volumes. Please note very heavy. Size: Small 4to (16 x 24cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la création des ètres organisés d'apres les lois naturelles ... Trosieme edition

      Paris: C. Reinwald, 1884. 8vo, pp. xii, 600, 20 (C. Reinwald & Cie. catalogue); lithograph frontispiece, 15 lithograph plates (several printed in blue, 3 double-page), folding stencil-colored world map, tables in the text; quite a delightful copy, uncut, unopened, in original burgundy cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Of the "Conférences scientifiques sur la doctrine de l'évolution en général et celle de Darwin, Goethe et Lamarck en particulier, traduites de l'Allemand par le docteur Ch. Letourneau" (from the title-p.). First published in French in 1874. Haeckel's books are famously illustrated, and while not one of the stunning quartos, the illustrations are compelling and the book is in fine condition.

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        Life and Labour in the Far, Far West: Being the Notes of a Tour in the Western States, British Columbia, Manitoba, and the North-West Territory. With Specially Prepared Map, Showing the Author's Route.

      London, Paris, & New York: Cassell & Co., Limited, 1884. 4to, original red cloth, backstrip gilt-lettered, front cover gilt-stamped with images of Indian totems. xvi, 432, 8(Catalogue) pp. Large folding facsimile of Indian pictographic record tipped in at front; large folding colored map of Western U.S. and Canada tipped in at rear. Rubbed at backstrip tips and corners; backstrip a bit dull; blank scrap of paper mounted on front pastedown; repaired tear to facsimile, with small stain from previous tape repair; but generally a very good copy with some highly unusual attributes. First Edition, presentation copy with the extra plate rarely found. Inscribed at half-title: “T. Percy Fox / With the Author's very kind regards / Bredenburg Court / June 18, 1884”. This is a transcript of a journal made on a tour of North America in the spring and summer of 1883 by three Englishmen who were gathering information to help English farmers who were considering emigration. They spent time in Salt Lake City, Yosemite, and Los Angeles before heading north to investigate British Columbia, Montana, Dakota Territory, and Western Canada. The presence of the facsimile photograph is remarkable. According to a printed statement on its verso, Barneby was given the document in July, 1883, as he was passing through an area of Canada populated by Cree Indians. Intending to reproduce it in this book, Barneby later sent it to Winnipeg to be translated; but his agent then apparently sold the item to a local museum instead of returning it. Barneby finally recovered it in December, 1884. His note is dated January, 1885, well after the publication of the book; so it is to be presumed that he had this spectacular frontispiece inserted into copies issued, or presented, thereafter. (Perhaps the inscription to Percy Fox was backdated to the date of publication.) The pictograph is apparently a record kept by a Cree chief of negotiations with white settlers and supplies received from them from 1873 to 1877. Barneby's descendants put the virtually unique document up at auction in London in December, 2000; it sold for a total of 43,000 pounds sterling. The facsimile is not unrecorded, as it appears in two of the four copies of this book listed in ABPC between 1975 & 2000; but it is not mentioned in any bibliography. Flake 305. Graff 187. Smith 559.

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        Le crime et le châtiment

      Librairie Plon 1884 - Paris, Librairie Plon, 1884. 2 tomes en 2 volumes. Demi percaline vert olive, en partie non rogné (époque). 334 et 308 pp. Les couvertures sont conservées, mais pas les dos. Edition originale française. La traduction est due à Victor Derély. Concernant l’introduction en France de la littérature russe: “Après les premières histoires de la Russie et de son empire au XVIIIe siècle, occidentales ou traduites, la littérature russe se fait connaître en France dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle, d’abord par ses poètes. Quand Émile Dupré de Saint-Maure (1772-1854) publie une Anthologie russe en 1823, certains noms ne sont donc pas inconnus. C’est dans ce recueil qu’apparaît pour la première fois celui d’Alexandre Pouchkine. Un autre important recueil lui répond en 1846, Les Poètes Russes d’Élim Mestscherski ; il clôt cette période essentiellement poétique de la traduction. Une nouvelle période s’ouvre en effet avec la traduction par Louis Viardot (déjà aidé, en réalité, par Tourgueniev, installé en France par intermittences) des Nouvelles de Gogol, en 1845. Le livre remporte un fort succès, et contribue à établir la renommée de Gogol en Europe. D’autres textes de Gogol suivront. Mérimée traduit la Dame de pique de Pouchkine en 1849. L’œuvre est très remarquée. La traduction de la Fille du capitaine de Pouchkine en 1853 par Viardot connut un succès extraordinaire et de nombreuses rééditions. Viardot-Tourgueniev et Mérimée sont dans ces années les principales figures de la traduction des auteurs russes, Gogol et Pouchkine en tête, mais ce goût s’étend à d’autres figures célèbres, comme Xavier Marmier, l’infatigable explorateur des littératures nordiques, qui donna le Héros de notre temps de Lermontov en 1856 (NB: ce n’est pas la première traduction). Les œuvres de Tourgueniev, dont ce dernier souvent effectue lui-même la traduction ou la supervise, contribuent à la poursuite de cet élan et constituent les principales œuvres russes publiées en France dans les années 1860-1870. La renommée renouvelée de la littérature russe et de ses grands romans des années 1860 (celles, notamment, de Crime et châtiment en 1866 et de Guerre et Paix, 1866-1869) parvenant en Europe, les années 1870 voient paraître plusieurs études sur la littérature russe ancienne et contemporaine : Tableau de la littérature russe depuis son origine jusqu’a nos jours de Konstantin Petrov en 1872, Histoire de la littérature contemporaine en Russie de Céleste Courrière, en 1875, la Russie épique d’Alfred Rambaud en 1876. Guerre et Paix fut traduit en 1879, mais, paru en français à Saint-Pétersbourg, ne fut guère encore remarqué en France, malgré les efforts de Tourgueniev pour le faire connaître. Les années 1883-1886 sont un moment décisif. Aiguillonné par les articles d’Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé publiés dans la Revue des Deux Mondes à partir de 1883, plus tard réunis dans le Roman russe (1886), par l’émotion suscitée par la mort de Tourgueniev cette même année et les éloges adressés à sa mémoire, l’intérêt pour les grands écrivains russes reprend. 1884 voit paraître les deux premières traductions de Dostoïevski, celles d’Humiliés et offensés et de Crime et châtiment, tandis que Guerre et paix, dans les deux éditions françaises de sa traduction, en 1884 et 1886, à un moment plus favorable, obtient un large succès populaire. C’est alors une véritable russomanie littéraire qui s’abat sur la France. En nombre immense, romans, nouvelles et récits sont traduits et publiés, en volumes ou dans les principales revues de l’époque.” (source: site de la Bibliothèque russe et slave) Quelques traces d’usures aux reliures (solides), une tache sur un dos. Deux petits manques angulaires aux couvertures (photos). Exemplaire plutôt agréable, ayant un certain charme, ne comportant pas de rousseurs. L’intérieur de chaque volume est globalement bien préservé, quasiment pas jauni. 2 taches. La présence des couvertures, comme ici, n’est a priori pas le cas le plus fréquent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leaves Of Grass.

      13.5 x 22cm. Frontispiece, 382 pages, with 12 page publisher's catalogue to rear. Original hardcover with gilt lettering in protective Mylar. Very good condition, binding and boards solid with minor signs of shelf wear to spine. Endpapers browned, text bright. Previous owner's name and date (1884) on front free endpaper. Some annotations to rear of book. This is the 1884 edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". In 1855, Whitman published his first edition of the book, a slim volume consisting of twelve untitled poems and a preface. He designed the cover, and typeset and paid for the printing of the book himself. Upon the completion, he sent a copy to Ralph Waldo Emerson, who praised it so highly that Whitman reprinted the letter, in subsequent editionswithout obtaining Emersons permission. The letter from Emerson included the now famous line: I greet you at the beginning of a great career. A year later, in 1856, Whitman released a second edition of the book with a total of thirty-three poems. Over the course of his life, Whitman continued to rework and enlarge the volume, publishing several more editions of the book. The version left in 1892, at the time of his death, contained 383 poems, including When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloomd and O Captain! My Captain! both written to memorialize President Lincoln. Well-known poems in the 1855 edition include I Sing the Body Electric," The Sleepers," and Song of Myself, " a long poem in fifty-two sections, which is considered by many to be his masterpiece. The critical and popular response to Leaves of Grass was overwhelmingly positive. One critic noted, in an 1855 review in Life Illustrated, It is like no other book that ever was written, and therefore, the language usually employed in notices of new publications is unavailable in describing it. Unusually prescient, even now, Leaves of Grass has become an unavoidable influence on American poetry. [From poetsdotorg]

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

      [San Francisco?]: 1884. One sheet of yellow paper, printed both sides, folded 6x, to form a 15 panel brochure. Verso with railway route map [12 panels, 15" x 13-3/8"].Unfolded: 15-7/8" x 17". Folded:. Some splits along folds. Some other modest wear & soiling. Very Good.

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        Leaves Of Grass.

      Glasgow, Wilson & McCormick, 1884. 13.5 x 22cm. Frontispiece, 382 pages, with 12 page publisher's catalogue to rear. Original hardcover with gilt lettering in protective Mylar. Very good condition, binding and boards solid with minor signs of shelf wear to spine. Endpapers browned, text bright. Previous owner's name and date (1884) on front free endpaper. Some annotations to rear of book. This is the 1884 edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". In 1855, Whitman published his first edition of the book, a slim volume consisting of twelve untitled poems and a preface. He designed the cover, and typeset and paid for the printing of the book himself. Upon the completion, he sent a copy to Ralph Waldo Emerson, who praised it so highly that Whitman reprinted the letter, in subsequent editions

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        The life and martyrdom of Saint Katerine of Alexandria, virgin and martyr. Now first printed from a manuscript of the early part of the fifteenth century in the possession of Henry Hucks Gibbs, with preface, notes, glossary, and appendix.

      London: Nichols & Sons, 1884. 4to (26.6 cm, 10.5"). [8], xix, [1], 86, [2], lxii, 188 pp.; 1 col. plt. First edition, printed for the members of the Roxburghe Club: a 15th-century prose rendition of one of the most popular virgin martyr legends, transcribed from the original manuscript and extensively annotated. The title-page is printed in black and red, and the main text — which preserves the spelling and special characters of the Middle English — is preceded by a color-printed facsimile of the first leaf of the illuminated manuscript. The volume closes with a reissue of the Early English Text Society's printing of Einenkel's edition of an Early Middle English verse rendition of the saint's life, given in Latin and Middle English.         NSTC 0458171. Later full navy morocco, spine with gilt-stamped title; spine gently sunned. Top edges gilt. Two pages with small spots of faint staining, overall gentle age-toning. A nice example of the Roxburghe Club's => impeccable publication standards.

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        On the Transfer of Energy in the Electromagnetic Field

      Harrison and Sons, for the Royal Society, London 1884 - In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 175 (1884), pp. 343-361. Poynting's paper is the first paper in microphysics. Offered is full volume for the year 1884. In original publisher's red cloth. Very good to near fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TALES OF THREE CITIES

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

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. together with The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides [with] Johnsoniana [five volumes complete]

      George Bell and Sons, London 1884 - First edition of Napier's Boswell, including the Tour of the Hebrides, with Robina Napier's Johnsoniana, "Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by Prs. Piozzi, Richard Cumberland Bishop Percy and others together with The Diary of Dr, Campbell and extracts from that of Madame d'Arblay". Complete in five volumes. Bound in full tree calf by Mansell, "successor to Hayday", rebacked in 1954 by Bennett Book Studios. The leather Bennett used has weakened, but the linen hinges underneath are sound. The set shows edgewear & chipping, hinges split but sound in volume one; minor sporadic foxing to some pages, particularly the plates. Text clean; lv, [blank], 581; x, [2], 569; ix, [3], 563; xiii, [3], 467; xi, [3], 432 pages; plates, engravings, facsimiles of letters and manuscripts. Includes two letters from dealer & binder Whitman Bennett & a receipt regarding the rebacking in 1954. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Chess Fruits: A Selection of direct mate, self-mate, picture and letter problems, poems and humorous sketches from the compositions of Thomas B Rowland, a few of Frideswide F Rowland's latest productions, popular games by leading players, and others of general interest

      Thomas B Rowland and Frideswide F Rowland, Dublin 1884 - Red cloth with black lettering and decorative border. [9], 10-172, [4] ads. Frideswide Rowland was the first first woman to win a prize in a composing competition in 1882. This volume, co-authored with her Irish chess-player husband, contains 51 two-move problems, 16 three-move problems, and 1 self-mates as well as anecdotes, poetry. Solutions in back. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Extremities bumped, light discoloration to cloth on rear board, some very light mottling to endpapers. Contents else fine. Betts, 33-73. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ruinen - zehn Radierungen.

      57 x 39 cm, 1Titelbl., 9 (statt 10) Orig.-Radierung, HLwd.-Mappe, m. losen Blättern, Mappe angeschmutzt, minimal stockfleckig Nr. 7 von 15 Exemplaren. Alle Blätter vom Künstler signiert. - Gregor Rabinovitch, (1884-1958), russischer Jude, ab 1904 studierte er Graphik in München sowie Architektur in St. Petersburg, später Studium d. Rechte in Moskau, ab 1912 lebte er als Künstler in Paris. Nach dem Beginn des ersten Weltkrieges blieb er in Genf stecken, später in Zürich. Dort in politisch engagierten Künstlerkreisen, zu seinen Freunden gehörten unter anderem Eduard Gubler und Otto Morach. Zu den Zürcher Dadaisten um Hugo Ball hielt er aber Distanz. Ab 1922 arbeitete er für die Satirezeitschrift "Nebelspalter", dem er bis in die 1950er Jahre treu blieb. Inhaltlich waren die Zeichnungen von Pazifismus und einem starken Engagement gegen den Faschismus geprägt, auch die schweizerische Politik war vor seiner spitzen Feder nicht sicher. Beides führte wiederholt zu Protesten und zu Auseinandersetzungen mit der Zensur. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wandte er, der noch 1934 die Sowjetunion positiv eingeschätzt hatte, sich einem Stalin angreifenden Antikommunismus zu. Einen wichtigen und auch finanziell einträglichen Aspekt seiner Arbeit stellten die Exlibris dar. Auf Beruf, Stellung oder Wohnort des Auftraggebers ging er mit Witz und Poesie ein.

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        Les Courtisanes de l'ancienne Rome (EX. sur JAPON avec Manuscrit)

      1884 - Bruxelles, Auguste Brancart, 1884. 142 x 222 mm, 222 pp. Reliure du début du XXème siècle, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs orné d'encadrements et de fleurons dorés, couvertures et dos conservés, non rogné. Quelques frottements aux mors. EDITION ORIGNALE tirée à petit nombre. UN DES QUELQUES EXEMPLAIRES SUR JAPON, tirage non mentionné. Il comporte deux états de la couverture (orange et blanc). EXEMPLAIRE ENRICHI DU MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE signé de l'Avant propos (une page et demi au format de l'ouvrage monté sur onglet) d'abord intitulé Préface. RARE TIRAGE, BEL EXEMPLAIRE.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1884 - 1884 Original Paperback Wisden with tape to the spine

      1884. Hi, This lot is an Original 1884 Wisden Paperback with tape to the spine. This is in OK condition, the main issue is the rear cover has some heavy tape marks but it is a complete paperback although with tape to the spine. The front cover has a few light marks , the rear cover has heavy tape marks, internally it is well read and quite a few marks, a cheap and cheerful way to own an early Wisden but the condition of it is not the best.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. O. O. u. D.

      1884. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Ein Staat, der den Volkswohlstand heben will, muss die Tatkraft und geistige Spannkraft seiner Bevölkerung erhöhen. Es ist nicht ein Zufall, dass die Völker grösster wirtschaftlicher Energie auch die grösste geistige Freiheit geniessen. Geistige und materielle Kultur sind auf ihrer höchsten Stufe zur Einheit verbunden [...]". - Philippovich habilitierte sich 1884 in Wien für politische

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        A COLLECTION OF WORKS- RUDIN, A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK, ON THE EVE, FATHERS AND CHILDREN, SMOKE, VIRGIN SOIL 2 volumes, A SPORTSMAN'S SKETCHES 2 volumes, DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMS, THE TORRENTS OF SPRING AND OTHER STORIES, A LEAR OF THE STEPPES AND OTHER STORIES, THE DIARY OF A SUPERFLUOUS MAN AND OTHER STORIES.

      London. William Heinemann 1884-1899 - 13 volumes octavo 7 x 4 1/2 inches. HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN HALF MOROCCO with simple flower tooling and gilt squares -by Bumpus. There were 2 further volumes A Desperate Character and The Jew and Other stories but they were probably published just after these were bound as the last volume is a slightly different shade which would indicate it was bound when issued. A VERY PRETTY LEATHER BOUND 19TH CENTURY COLLECTION OF THE WORKS OF TURGENEV. Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leaves of Grass

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

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        GOYA: LOS AGUA FUERTES CONOCIDOS CON EL NOMBRE DE CAPRICHOS

      - 1884 Centro editorial artístico, BCA. Notas biográficas. Comentarios de las láminas. 32 pg. 80 Agua fuertes. 29x21 cm. Enc. media piel tela decorada. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Manon Opéra-Comique en Cinq Actes et Six Tableaux de MM. Henri Meilhac et Philippe Gille... Représentée pour la première fois le 17 janvier 1884... Direction Léon Carvalho. [Piano-vocal score].

      Paris: Heugel & Cie. [PN G.H. 1386], [after 1884]. Large octavo. Quarter red morocco with marbled boards. 1f. (recto half-title within decorative vignette printed in sepia, verso blank), 1f. (recto title printed in sepia on a dark ivory background, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), [i] (named cast list), [ii]-[iii] (index), [iv] (blank), 391, [i] (blank) pp. A presentation copy, with a fine large 2-measure autograph musical quotation from the first act of the opera signed and inscribed in purple ink on the verso of the half-title: "à mon cher et excellent Docteur & ami Dr. Poyet. Massenet 1881-1895." Cast includes Heilbron as Manon, Molé-Truffier as Pousette, Chevalier as Javotte, Rémy as Rosette, Lardinois as the Servant, Talazac as Chevalier des Grieux, Taskin as Lescaut, Cobalei as Count des Grieux, Grinot as Guillot de Morfontaine, Collin as de Brétigny, and Labis, Teste, Reynal, Legrand, Troy, Davoust, and Bernard. With pictorial vignettes to pp. 1, 7, 123, 178, 251, 289, and 355. "Variante pour les Théâtres qui n'ont pas de Ballet" to head and "Paris, Imp. E. Dupré, rue du Delta 26." to foot of p. 391; plate number "G.H. 1356" to cast and index leaves and "H. et Cie. 7067" to cast list and first page of music. Small "Au Ménestrel" handstamp to cast page. Binding slightly worn and rubbed, upper hinge split. Tear to inner margins of index leaves and pp. 153-160, not affecting text; some page numbers and "Au Ménestrel" handstamp slightly cropped. Second edition. Manon, to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille after Antoine-François Prévost's novel L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731), was first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart) on January 19, 1884. The passage from which Massenet has quoted is printed on p. 94 (measures 4 and 5) of the present score. "... In Manon herself Massenet created a portrait of the eternal feminine to rank with Mélisande and Lulu, and it is on this that the opera's appeal rests... In the final analysis Manon is by way of being a 'highlights' opera, lacking the cohesion and economy of more mature Massenet works, but those highlights were seldom surpassed in the composer's oeuvre." Rodney Milnes in Grove Music Online.

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        Garding.'.

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. Friedrich Gottlob Müller in Verden b. Lühr & Dircks in Garding, v. 1884, 42 x 60 Articus, Schles.-Holst. Ortsansichten von F.G. Müller, S. 132. - Müller geb. 1816 in Roda (Stadtroda) gest. 1908 in Hannover lieferte über 130 Lithographien im wesentlichen aus Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen u. Westfalen. - Müller arbeitete von 1844 bis 1884 in Verden. - Von 1884 an lebte er Hannover. - Sammelblatt mit 7 Ansichten. - Mittig Garding vom Süden vom Peters Hof gesehnen. - Darüber Schule, Rathaus mit Holsteinischer Hof und Hafenplatz. - Unter der Gesamtansicht Marktplatz mit Kirche, Schule zu Norden und die Enge Straße. - Am rechten und linken Rand fast unsichtbare Einriße bis in den Bildrand.

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

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1884 - 8°. 22,5 cm. X, 384 Seiten, 3 Karten. Grüner illustrierter Original-Leinenband. Erste Ausgabe. Einband minimal berieben, kleiner Besitzerstempel verso Vorsatz. Gutes bis sehr gutes, komplettes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 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).

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        Ansichten aus der Steiermark, mit vorzüglicher Beachtung der Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten, als: Burgen, Schlösser, Kirchen u.s.w. Der als Erläuterung beigegebene Text enthält viele Daten zur Geschichte des Kronlandes.

      Qu.-4. Mit 54 (statt 55) Ansichten, tlw. lithogr., tlw. in Holzstich. Mit je 4-8 S. Begleittext. HLwd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe da in Lieferungen erschienen und hier wie meist ohne die Lieferungsumschläge gebunden ohne Titelblatt. - Die Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten der Steiermark in weiteren Kreisen bekannt zu machen, ist der Zweck dieser in zwangloser Folge erscheinenden Hefte. Die Zeichnungen, welche sich durch ihre Naturwahrheit vortheilhaft bemerkbar machen, werden von tüchtiger Hand für dieses vaterländische Unternehmen geliefert, und der begleitende Text zeichnet sich durch seine Klarheit und Verläßlichkeit der historischen Daten aus. - Ursprünglich dienten die Tafeln als Beilagen zur Grazer Tagespost, weshalb dieses Werk häufig auch als Tagespost-Suite bezeichnet wird. - Unter den Ansichten Stift Admont, Stadt und Schloß Cilli, Deutsch-Landsberg, Frauenthal, Schloss Gösting, Der neue Circus in Graz, Irdning, Kirchberg a/d Raab, Kornberg, Neuberg, Pernegg, Pettau, Piber, Schloss Plankenwarth, Pöllau, Schloss Premstetten, Rabenstein, Stift Rein, Stift St. Lambrecht, Schwanberg, Stainz, Strechau, Trautenfels, Markt Tüffer, Stift Vorau, Wildon u.a. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Rückenschild m. kl. Läsuren. Besitzvermerk a. Innendeckel. Die Tafeln sowie jeweils das erste Textbl. der Beschreibungen mit blauem Stift durchnumeriert. Knapp beschnitten (die Bordüren bzw. Bildunterschriften der Ansichten tlw. angeschnitten). Unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Es fehlt Wildbach. - Beiliegend ein handschriftl Inhaltsverzeichnis aus dem Jahr 1884. - Nebehay/W. 51.

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        Autograph Note Signed to William Self Weeks (of Clitheroe, Lancashire), (John Greenleaf, 1807-1892, American Quaker Poet and Abolitionist)

      1884 - saying he respectfully complies "with thy request and am truly thy friend", 1 side 8vo and conjugate blank, Oak Knoll, Danvers, Mass., 19th 1st month (January)

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        La Lidia. Revista Taurina. Año III y IV 1884 - 1885

      - Año III y IV, 1884, Nº 1, Domingo 13 De Abril De 1884 al nº 38 Domingo 30 De Noviembre De 1884. Año IV 1885, Extraordinario y nº 1 Domingo 5 De Abril De 1885 al nº 35, Jueves 17 De Diciembre De 1885. Los 2 años en un mismo tomo. Encuadernación editorial estampada en buen estado, formato folio mayor. Profusamente ilustrado. Nº 12 y nº 25 del año 1884 con rotos. Se repite la portada del año 1885 y falta la del año 1884. el nº 7 del año 1885 con rasguño en el margen interior. Cuadernillos desnvilados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Jeneral de Chile 15 vols.

      Santiago: Rafael Jover, 1884-97. Hardcover. Ex library - Good +. 15 volumes with various paginations. Vol. 16 and index missing. 25 cm. 11 fold-out maps, 2 plans within text, numerous b&w portraits and autographs. Leather spines with cloth boards. Some rubbing to boards, worn spines, small scuffs and dents, bumped corners. Mark on p. 290 of vol. 9 does not affect text. Dent in edge of rear board of vol. 10 with some hole in rear endpaper. Large chip in board of vol. 11. Small labels on pastedowns. Some foxing and some pages browned. Ex library but only library markings are ink stamps on title pages. Spanish text.

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