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        Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Kolorierte Ausgabe.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1884-1887. Zweite (2.) umgearbeitete u. vermehrte Auflage, kolorierte Ausgabe, 10 Bände. Bde.1-3 (Säugethiere): Titelbild u. Portrait A.E. Brehms, XVI, 36, 706; XII, 628; XII, 756 S. mit 451 Textabb. und 55 Chromotafeln. Bd.4-6 (Vögel): XVI, 754; XVI, 699; XVI, 671 S. mit 442 Textabb. und 55 Chromotafeln. Bd.7 (Kriechthiere u. Lurche): XVI, 673 S. mit 158 Textabb. u. 16 Chromotafeln. Bd.8 (Fische): 440 S. mit 145 Textabb. u. 11 Chromotafeln. Bd.9 (Insecten, Tausendfüßler u. Spinnenthiere): XXX, 710 S. mit 277 Textabb. u. 21 Chromotafeln. Bd.10 (Niedere Thiere): XXVI, 582 S. mit 366 Textabb. u. 16 Chromotafeln. Gr.-8°, Orig.-Halblederbde. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung u. vier Zierbünden. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Nissen. Sarkowski 16,a,3 (gibt fälschlicherweise nur 170 statt 174 Chromotafeln und für des Erscheinen 1881-83 an). Der Text u. den Textabb. sind identisch mit der \"normalen\" zweiten Auflage, jedoch wurden zusätzlich die neuen chromolithographischen Farbtafeln, welche eigentlich erst für die geplante 3. Auflage vorgesehen waren, eingefügt. Die erste kolorierte Brehm- Ausgabe ! Rücken u. Ecken berieben, Kapitale der Bde. 1, 2 u. 5 mit kl. Fehlstellen am oberen Kapital, vordere Außengelenke der Bde. 1 u. 4 mit größerem Einriß. Innen sauber u. frisch. Noch gute Reihe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum]
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        Visions of the Daughters of Albion

      Edmonton: John Pearson for Bernard Quaritch, 1884. One of 50 copies. Hand-colored facsimile by William Muir. With 11 hand-colored plates (bound without wrappers or the preface addressed to Muir's patron). 1 vols. 4to. Full green straight-grain morocco, covers gilt with triple gilt fillets, spines lettered in gilt within decorative framing lines, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Faint wear to extremities, else fine; probably the publisher's special binding. One of 50 copies. Hand-colored facsimile by William Muir. With 11 hand-colored plates (bound without wrappers or the preface addressed to Muir's patron). 1 vols. 4to. Blake's 'Daughters of Albion': Muir Facsimile in Special Binding. Keynes 217c; Bentley pp. 28-9

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Report on the Zoological Collections Made In The Indo-Pacific Ocean During the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Alert' 1881-2

      Printed By Order of the Trustees, London 1884 - 684 pages, plus 54 plates; A few plates are colored, though most remain black and white; Beautifully rebound in deep polished Moroccan leather with raised spine bands, and gilt lettering and decoration, and with marbled paper over boards; Covers remain perfect; There is an older free-library ink stamp in the blank space above the contents, though there are NO other library markings; There are a few light smudges where older penciled markings were removed and there is very slight foxing on edges of text block; Contents are otherwise very clean and intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Notes on Gnomes and Remarks on Rock Gardens The Lamport Rockery

      Lamport: Lamport Hall. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Slight foxing. 1884. First Edition. Grey decorative paper cover with photographic inset. 140mm x 230mm (6" x 9"). 18pp. An extremely unusual book on a unique subject - does anyone know of an earlier book on garden gnomes?!. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Artist's Sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Sketch Club, Mostly Figures

      

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        Eine Orientreise. Illustriert nach Original-Zeichnungen von Franz von Pausinger. Mit 37 Radirungen von J. Klaus und 100 Holzschnitten von F.W. Bader.

      Wien, k.k.Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1884. 166 + 3 S. OLwd. EA. - Ebd. etw. berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        LA LUZ DEL CIELO, DEVOCIONARIO QUE CONTIENE EL EJERCICIO CONTIDIANO..

      Paris: Laplace, Sanchez, 1884. Some pages foxed, covers very fine. Small 8vo. (iv) 615p. Large print. Illustrated with four steel-engraved plates and a frontispiece in chromolithography by Emrik & Binger, Haarlem. Bound in full tortoiseshell with watered silk endpapers, a.e.g., with tortoiseshell clasps, the upper cover with borders of lace work silver overlay. A lovely example of this binding style.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Four Volumes)

      William Paterson & Co., London 1884 - Handsomely bound in beige cloth over boards with red cloth spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edges gilt. All four volumes are Near Fine, rubbed lightly at the corners. This edition, first published in 1879, is known for its Adolphe Lalauze etchings, one facing each title page, 8 each in Vols I, III, and IV, 9 in Vol.II, all with tissue guards. Size: Large 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        The History of Freemasonry

      Thomas C. Jack. London 1884 - This is the complete set in Three Volumes. Bound in Red Morrocan Leather with gold gilt on boards and pages. This was the premier First edition. Vol 1 printed 1884, Vol 2 printed 1885 and Vol 3 printed in 1887. Vol 1 has some small restoration to spine, slight foxing throughout mainly in Vol 1. Very good Condition. (see photos). These books a very heavy and will incur extra shipping. Please don't hesitate to contact for more info/pictures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Mason's Corner]
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        Histoires extraordinaires.Nouvelles Histoires extraordinaires. Traduction par Charles BAUDELAIRE. Paris, A. Quantin, Imprimeur Éditeur, 1884.

      - 2 volumes in-8° reliés demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, tête dorée, couverture illustrée conservée pour les nouvelles histoires. - Edition illustrée de 11 eaux-fortes par Abot, Chifflart, Wogel et de 2 héliogravures d'après Férat et Herpin pour les Histoires et de 9 eaux-fortes par Chifflart, Abot et Wogel et de 4 héliogravures d'après Meyer, Férat, Méaulle et Laurens pour les Nouvelles Histoires. Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon comportant une suite des gravures avant la lettre pour les Histoires. Gravures souvent roussies pour le volume des Histoires. Sinon très beaux exemplaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        Ornis Caucasica. Die Vogelwelt des Kaukasus systematisch und biologisch - geographisch beschrien. Kassel. Verlag von Theodor Fischer 1884.

      In 4°, bella leg. coeva in mz. marocchino testa di moro, con piccoli angoli, dorso a 5 nervi filettati in oro, tassello in pelle verde con titoli in oro, monogramma reale in uno degli scomparti, sguardie marmorizzate, pp.XI - (5) - 592; una carta geografica stampata a colori, più volte ripiegata, dell'area interessata e 26 bellissime tavv. cromolitografate di uccelli (una in antiporta), da dis. dell'Autore. Bellissimo esemplare, raro. Anker, 412.BrM(NH), 1636. Casey Wood, p. 257. Fine Bird Books, p.101. Nissen IVB, 753. Zimmer .II, p.499. Un raro lavoro sugli uccelli del Caucaso. L'opera uscì contemporaneamente in lingua tedesca e russa, quest'ultima è molto rara, non posseduta dal BrM(NH). Vasta la produzione del naturalista ed esploratore tedesco di Danzica Gustav Ferdinand Richard Radde (1831 - 1903), oltre che di ornitologia, comprende opere di botanica e entomologia, tutta riguardante l'area russa.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Naturalia]
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        The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Four Volumes)

      London: William Paterson & Co. , 1884. Handsomely bound in beige cloth over boards with red cloth spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edges gilt. All four volumes are Near Fine, rubbed lightly at the corners. This edition, first published in 1879, is known for its Adolphe Lalauze etchings, one facing each title page, 8 each in Vols I, III, and IV, 9 in Vol.II, all with tissue guards. . First Edition Thus. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Illus. by Adolphe Lalauze. Large 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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        SUMMER

      1884. Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. Original green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of only 1260 copies (WALDEN, in comparison, consisted of 2000 copies). This was the second of Thoreau's four "seasons" to be posthumously published from his journal; EARLY SPRING had come out in 1881, and WINTER and AUTUMN (curiously out of order) would come out in 1888 and 1892 respectively.~This is a very good-plus, bright copy (minor wear at the head of the spine). Borst A9.1.a.; Blanck 20127.

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        THE FRENCH IN INDO-CHINA: With a Narrative of Garnier's Exploration in Cochin-China, Annam, & Tonquin.

      A VERY EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE FRENCH COLONIES London 1884, - Nelson. Blue pictorial cloth, blind stamped,gilt, 32 illustrations, 263p., very good, contents clean &solid, map, 12 x 17 cm. RARE FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        BIBLIOTECA DI SCIENZE POLITICHE. Scelta collezione delle più importanti opere moderne, italiane e straniere di scienze politiche, diretta da A. Brunialti. Serie I-III. (Tutto il pubblicato).

      - Torino, 1884-1925, volumi 27, in-8, bella rilegatura artigianale in mezza pelle nera con nervetti e scritte in oro su cartelli in pelle rossa. Mancano solamente il volume II del Brunialti - Diritto costituzionale ed il Chester - Costituzioni esotiche. Il volume di Triepel - Diritto interno è in fotocopia, ma rilegato come tutti gli altri. È presente il volume di Laband che è quasi introvabile. Stupendo esemplare. La libreria Oreste Gozzini offre uno sconto del 10% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il prezzo originario del libro era 800 euro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Umgebung der Residenzstadt Karlsruhe. Ein Beitrag zur Vaterlandskunde mit 47 Originalaufnahmen in 8 Erinnerungsblättern und einer Karte der Umgebung von Karlsruhe.

      Karlsruhe, Friedrich Gutsch, 1884. 29 x 23,5 cm (unbeschnitten). 4 Blatt, 126 Seiten. 1 große Faltkarte mit Panorama und 9 lithographierte Tafeln mit Ansichten (7 gefaltet). Geheftet mit Rückenbroschur. *Das Korrekturexemplar bzw. Umbruchexemplar des Verfassers, auf der ersten Seite oben handschriftlich als \"Korrekturexemplar\" bezeichnet und unten mit \"Naeher\" signiert. Etliche Seiten mit kleineren Rand- oder Textkorrekturen in roter Tinte. Seitenzahl und Layout sowie Teile des Textes hier noch leicht abweichend zur endgültigen Druckfassung. Auch der Text und das Vorwort wurden in der Druckfassung (124 Seiten) an einigen Stellen gekürzt. Ferner endet die Druckfassung auf Seite 124 bei der Beschreibung von Bickesheim, in der vorliegenden Korrekturfassung folgt noch eine ausführliche Beschreibung von Mühlberg. Die Tafeln sind numeriert von 1-8, als Tafel 5 sind 2 Blätter \"5\" und \"5a\" enthalten sowie noch die Faltkarte im Format von 52 x 41 cm. Die Karte enthält am Oberrand ein \"Panorama des Vogesen- und Hardgebirges\". - Durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Das letzte (leere) Blatt enthält mehrere Zeitungsausschnitte bzw. zeitgenössische Rezensionen dieses Werkes. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        The Art of the Bone-Setter - A Testimony and a Vindication

      Thomas Murby, London 1884 - xv, 144pp. Portrait frontispiece (tipped on photograph with facsimile signature). Errata slip. 8 plates. A scarce book by a practicing bonesetter.There were very few publications on bone-setting which was regarded with great suspicion by the medical profession in the nineteenth century. In his preface the author refers to two - Dr Wharton Hood's treatise published in 1871 "On Bone-setting (so-called) " and Turner's "The Compleat Bone-setter" published about 200 years before.No inscriptions. Green cloth gilt, half-title and last page browned. A very nice clean copy of this scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Orangeberry Books, a member of Ibooknet]
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        A PARTING KISS - Alma-Tadema.

      A PARTING KISS Staalgravure vervaardigd in 1884 door August Blanchard naar het schilderij (Opus CCXL) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, uitgegeven in 1884 door L.H. Lefèvre te Londen. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Blanchard, later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: ca. 53,7 x 35 cm.De voorstelling is gebaseerd op een tekst (Idylle nr. 15) van de Griekse dichter Theocretius, waarin in een stedelijke omgeving vrouwen de hoofdrol spelen en ontevreden zijn over de mannen in hun leven.We zien de vluchtige afscheidskus die de oudere zuster aan de jongere geeft om naar de spelen in het Colosseum te gaan. Hun moeder wacht op de wagen die voor de deur staat. De familieleden stellen ook in werkelijkheid Alma-Tadema"s vrouw en twee dochters voor.Deze zgn. artist"s proof, d.w.z. de meest exclusieve uitgave van de gravure met de signatuur van zowel de schilder als de graveur, was toen de prent in 1884 op de markt kwam tamelijk kostbaar: £10 en 10sPrijs: € 2.450,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio (13 x 16 in) edition, in original illustrated grey cloth with beveled edges; top edge gilt. Boards somewhat dust soiled and rubbed, cloth at corners and spine ends frayed. Pages have occasional minor marginal foxing, else clean and sound Bookplate of Henry Ware Sprague on front pastedown. Extensively and beautifully illustrated by Vedder. A recent online exhibition at the Smithsonian explains: "From the moment of its publication, Elihu Vedder's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám achieved unparalleled success. The first edition appeared in Boston on 8 November 1884; six days later, it was sold out. Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork of American art, and Vedder (1836-1923) as the master American artist…Vedder created designs for the entire book -- its cover and lining paper, its compelling drawings, and its eccentric hand-drawn letters. A new photographic printing process translated the subtle gradations of the drawings to the printed page. Vedder's Rubáiyát set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England." Oversized; shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Tübingen, 14. November 1884. - 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: „[.] Ihre Schrift habe ich mit großem Interesse gelesen, das von Anfang bis zu[m] Ende das gleiche blieb. Es fehlt noch ganz an geschichtlichen Darstellungen für diese Zeit: um so erfreulicher ist der Anfang, den Sie machen. Ihre Gesammtauffassung sagt mir sehr zu: gewiß ist das Interesse der Hoforthodoxie und des Hofs das ausschlaggebende; doch möchte ich die Einwirkung des Papstes Leo etwas zurücktreten lassen, den Gegensatz gegen Alexandria mehr in den Vordergrund rücken wie Sie. Das alexandrinische Episkopat hatte seit Constantin unbestritten die Führung gehabt, in allen dogmatischen Fragen entschieden, unter einer langen Reihe ebenso hervorragender als ehrgeiziger Vertreter eine Stellung erobert, die an die Bedeutung der römischen Kirche im 12. Jahrh. erinnert, ja es war dreimal vom Oheim auf den Neffen weitergeerbt, praefectus Augustalis war kaum mehr als der Mitregent des allmächtigen Bischofs. Diese Macht wollte der Hof brechen [.]". – Alfred von Gutschmid war Professor in Kiel, Königsberg, Jena und Tübingen. „Gutschmid hat sich namentlich der Geschichte des vorgriechischen und des hellenistischen Orients sowie der alten Chronologie und Annalistik zugewendet; in seinen zahlreichen Arbeiten überwiegt die kritische Richtung" (Wikipedia, Abfrage v. 20. VII. 2009). „1888 erschien postum seine ‚Geschichte Irans und seiner Nachbarländer von Alexander dem Großen bis zum Untergang der Arsaciden’" (DBE). – Mit kleinen Läsuren und Einrissen an den Rändern.

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        La Revue indépendante

      - 2 volumes in-8, 534 + 550-III Paris, Georges Robert, Mai 1884 à mai 1885, , 2 volumes in-8, 534 + 550-III pages, brochés, couvertures imprimées de l'éditeur, chemise et éui modernes, Édition originale sur papier courant de cette revue indépendante, politique, littéraire et artistique. Magazine français d'art et de littérature et, au moins dans un premier temps, de politique, publié sur une base mensuelle ou bimensuelle à partir de mai 1884, qui eut notamment une grande importance dans la naissance et la propagation du symbolisme (surtout à partir de la troisième série). La revue a été fondé en 1884 par Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), critique d'art français à tendance anarchiste et parmi les premiers partisans du symbolisme. Le titre choisi est un clin d'oeil à la Revue indépendante fondée en 1841 par le socialiste Pierre Leroux, le critique d'art Louis Viardot et l'écrivain George Sand. On connaît cinq séries de cette revue, dont la troisième publiée de 1886 à 1889 sous la direction d'Édouard Dujardin et Gustave Kahn, peut être considérée comme un élément fondateur du «symbolisme». Dans sa première série, la "Revue indépendante" reflète les tendances de ses collaborateurs (Huysmans, Céard, etc.), qui appartenaient presque tous au mouvement naturaliste. La deuxième série, un bimestriel, a commencé la publication le 1er mai 1885 sous la direction de Fénéon et Teodor de Wyzewa, critique d'art, critique musical et littéraire, considéré comme l'un des principaux promoteurs du mouvement symboliste en France. Dos cassés, traces anciennes de colle, première de couverture détachées. Néanmoins, agréable exemplaire soigneusement protégé dans un double emboîtage moderne. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        History of Arizona Territory

      San Francisco, CA: Wallace W. Elliott & Co.. Good. 1884. First Edition. A very scarce first edition history that has seldom come to auction in the last century. Original brown cloth boards with a somewhat unattractive black rebacking. Gilt imprint on boards and spine. Soil, rubbing of corners, and some wear on otherwise bright gilt. The faded marbling on the text block edges is barely visible. Missing frontispiece and map. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. The front endpapers are missing a piece up to an inch and a half, the title page is repaired with clear tape, and the remaining frontis tissue guard is creased. A few other pages have tears, with some soil. Protected in a modern custom clamshell case. Contains a color lithographic geologic cross section and 62 plates, with two double plates, as well as many other illustrations. Title continues: Showing its Resources and Advantages; with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, &c. From Original Drawings. This Arizona reference covers a wide variety of material from the Spanish conquest to territorial politics, with details on natural history, Native Americans, mineral resources, demographics, and geography, providing many first-hand acounts and quotes from newspapers and expedition reports. From the salaries of Indian agents to the perils of cactus and production of ice in Phoenix, Arizona is thoroughly described. Howes A 310.; B&W Illustrations; 13 1/2" x 10 3/4" ; 332 pp .

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio (13 x 16 in) edition, in original illustrated grey cloth with beveled edges; top edge gilt. Boards somewhat dust soiled and rubbed, cloth at corners and spine ends frayed. Pages have occasional minor marginal foxing, else clean and sound Bookplate of Henry Ware Sprague on front pastedown. Extensively and beautifully illustrated by Vedder. A recent online exhibition at the Smithsonian explains: "From the moment of its publication, Elihu Vedder's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám achieved unparalleled success. The first edition appeared in Boston on 8 November 1884; six days later, it was sold out. Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork of American art, and Vedder (1836-1923) as the master American artist…Vedder created designs for the entire book -- its cover and lining paper, its compelling drawings, and its eccentric hand-drawn letters. A new photographic printing process translated the subtle gradations of the drawings to the printed page. Vedder's Rubáiyát set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England." Oversized; shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

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        SUMMER

      1884. Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. Original green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of only 1260 copies (WALDEN, by comparison, consisted of 2000 copies). This was the second of Thoreau's four "seasons" to be posthumously published from his journal; EARLY SPRING had come out in 1881, and WINTER and AUTUMN (curiously out of order) would come out in 1888 and 1892 respectively.~This is a near-fine copy, with minor rubbing at the extremities. Borst A9.1.a.; Blanck 20127.

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        AMS - Eigenhändiges Manuskript mit Namenszug im Titel "Zur Orientierung über Objective aus zwei Linsen und ihre Fehler." (1884)

      - 21 Seiten 4°, inklusive eines beiliegendes Blattes mit Tabellen ("Auf Seite 9 einzuschalten"). Reinschrift mit mehreren Korrekturen und Einschüben. Eine Ecke der Seite leicht gebräunt, im Übrigen wohlerhalten. Hugo Adolph Steinheil (1832-1893), Optiker und Unternehmer, als Nachfolger seines Vaters Carl August von Steinheil in der Leitung der "Optisch-astronomischen Anstalt" leistete er Bedeutendes in der Entwicklung von Kameraobjektiven. - - Satzvorlage mit kleineren Abweichungen vom Druck in: Astronomische Nachrichten Nr. 2606 (1884), Spalten 209-216; beginnt: - - "Die trigonometrische Verfolgung des Weges zweier Strahlen, die von einem unendlich entfernten, in der optischen Axe gelegenen Objecte (z.B. einem Sterne) kommend, unter sich und mit der optischen Axe parallel gehend, das Objectiv an zwei Punkten seiner Öffnung (der eine nahe an der Axe; der andere nahe am Rande) treffen, genügt, um zu beurtheilen ob ein Objectiv allen jenen Bedingungen genügt, deren Erfüllung ein möglichst guter Effect erfordert; und genügt auch die hiefür nöthigen Formen zu finden . - - Der Bedingungen, welche erfüllt werden müssen und können, sind fünf: - - 1) Maasstab, - 2) Hebung des Farbenfehlers, - 3) Hebung des Kugelgestaltfehlers, - 4) Hebung der Verzerrung, - 5) Hebung der Ungleichheit in den Grössen verschieden farbiger Bilder, d.i. Herstellung gleich großer Bilder von zweierlei Farben ." - - Beiliegend eine Kopierbuch-Abschrift des Aufsatzes von fremder Hand und eine Kopie des Druckes; ferner beiliegend eine handschriftliche Gebrauchsanweisung für einen Projektionsapparat (2 S. gr.-8°, von fremder Hand). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Storia genealogica delle famiglie illustri italiane.

      Firenze, Ulisse Diligenti, (1884) due volumi in-4? legature in mezza pelle moderna rossa con impress. ai dorsi, pp. nn. (alcune centinaia) con due frontespizi xilogr. col. a mano e 147 bellissime tavole in xilografia a piena pagina pure colorate a mano e raffiguranti stemmi nobiliari. Vol. I : Accursi - Aiossa - Alberti - Altemps - Andreoli - Angelini - Ansidei - Astengo - Avignonesi - Baccani - Baldi - Baldini - Bandini Piccolomini - Barbarigo - Barberini - Bargagli - Bartolommei - Baviera - Belforti - Bellini - Benini - Benvenuti - Berardi - Bernardi - Bernardini - Bertolli - Bertolotti Sequi - Bianchini - Bofondi - Bonaparte - Borromeo - Boselli - Bracci - Brunamonti - Bruschetti - Bufalini - Bulgarini - Cambi Importuni - Candida gi? Filangieri - Caracciolo - Carcani - Carranza - Cassibile - Cavalcab? - Cavaniglia - Celesia - Cerretani - Cesarini - Cilleni Nepis - Ciofi - Cirino - Cito - Cittadella Vigodarzere - Colocci - Corsini - Costanzo - Crisolini - D'Ancora - da Barberino - dal Pozzo Della Cisterna - de Bianchi - de Blasio - de Cillis - de Ferrariis - de Fornari - degli Oddi - della Chiesa - della Corte - di Marsciano - Donati - Donnini Alfani - Doria - Fabiani Beni - Fanelli Poli - Farrattini - Ferrari - Ferri - Filangeri - Franciarini - Frescobaldi - Francica Nava - Gabrielli - Gai - Galilei - Galli Tassi - Gambarini - Gandolfi. Vol. II : Gherardi - Ginori - Giudici - Grazioli - Grio - Lenzoni - Luzzi - Malaspina - Malavolti - Mancini - Manfrin - Marincola - Mastai Ferretti - Medici - Medici Tornaquinci - Meli Lupi - Memmi - Mieli - Migliorati - Miniati - Morpurgo - Nobili-Vitelleschi - Orsini - Padiglione - Palizzolo - Pallavicini - Pannilini - Passerini - Pecori - Pecori Giraldi - Pedicini - Piccolomini - Pierazzi - Pieri - Piscicelli Taeggi - Pocci - Pongileoni - Puccini - Ranieri - Ridolfi - Rinuccini - San Felice - San Martino Ramondetto - Saracinelli - Sarri - Scarampi - Schneiderff - Sermattei Della Genga - Servadio - Stagno - Tarugi - Torlonia - Torriani - Trinci - Vaj - Varano - Venuti - Visone - Zappi - Zarini - Zucchi.

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        Sporting Notes & Sketches.

      A Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of British, Indian, Colonial and Foreign Sport, illustrated by Finch Mason and R. M. Alexander. Volumes I-XIII (1884-1896). London, Messrs.Fores, Picacadilly,W.13 Vols.With 416 tinted full-pages plates by Finch Mason and R. M. Alexander. Large 8vo. contemp.red h.morocco gilt with sporting symbols. First Editions,attractively illustrated magazine published until 1912 and thus consisiting of 29 vols.Fine set.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Paris: Bjornstjerne Bjornson, 1884. First edition. No binding.. Fine. A Very Good ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY NOBELIST BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON dated November 2, 1884 and written on a single sheet of paper measuring approximately 8 3/4 inches across and 7 1/8 inches high, having a vertical center fold to create four smaller pages. Having split at least in part along the center fold, the letter has been neatly repaired. While the letter does not name a specific addressee, we speculate that it was written to Louis von Saville, playwright at the Wallner Theater in Berlin. In the letter, Bjornson, in thrilled tone, extolls the skill of his son Bjørn Bjørnson -- a stage actor and theater director -- referring to a production of Shakespeare's Richard the Third at the Christiana Theater, then considered Norway's finest stage theater and of which his son was to become the artistic leader in the next year -- from which position he went on to become the first theatre director at Norway's National Theatre. He described his son as the hero of the day, stating that his Richard the Third had taken the audience by storm and that his talent surprised everyone, including Bjornson. Bjornson goes on to criticize the translator Lange, describing him as a rouge and liar. Considered (with Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland) to be one of the four greatest Norwegian writers, Bjornstjerne Bjornson won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", making him the the first Norwegian win the Prize. (Bjornson - the father and Nobelist - also is celebrated for writing the lyrics to Norway's National Anthem. We seldom see letters of this length from Bjornson. A Very Good ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY NOBELIST BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON. SCARCE.

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        Rounding the Light Ship. (A Fall Regatta.)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Chromolithograph (signed and dated in the plate, 14 3/16 x 20 1/2 inches), on original embossed card mount (18 1/2 x 22 7/8 inches), with original mounted letterpress title label. In good condition apart from toning to the mount. An excellent action-packed scene centering on the 'crack American sloops rounding the lightship' (Jacobsen). Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. 'Cozzens crowded [this scene] ... with sailing craft and excursion boats. A stern view of the yacht, Fanny , is presented as she spreads her sails to move quickly. Gracie is pictured in the center of the scene and Rover can be seen coming into view on the right' (Anita Jacobsen Frederic Cozzens Marine Painter 1982, p.59). Anita Jacobsen Frederic Cozzens Marine Painter 1982, p.59-62.

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        Under Minot's Ledge Light

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, removed from original mount, very fine condition. Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Under Minot's Ledge Light depicts a yachting harbour with Minot's Ledge Light in the background, in the foreground are the schooners Tempest and Fortuna , the sloop Viva and the yawl, White Cap. Fortuna, designed by the Poillon Brothers in 1883, broke a record in her maiden race making her the most notable in this image. The schooner Tempest was built by Harrington in 1872, the keel sloop Viva was built by Dyer in 1874 and the keel yawl White Cap built by Adams and Story in 1878. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter, New York: 1982.

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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. Please see the large pictures. More available on request. Buy-it-now. More Photos on request.

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        A History of North American Birds . Land Birds . [With:] Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. Vol. XII. The Water Birds of North America

      Little Brown and Company, Boston 1884 - (10 1/2 x 8 inches). [Land Birds:] 64 hand-coloured lithographs and numerous illustrations. Extra-illustrated with 36 hand-coloured lithographs after Ridgway. [Water Birds:] 493 illustrations (including 332 finely hand-coloured). Uncut. Publisher's uniform green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt Rare deluxe, coloured and extra-illustrated editions of Baird, Brewer and Ridgway's classics of American ornithology. "This work contains a description of the birds of North America north of Mexico, including Greenland and Alaska. The focus of this work is an account of the life history of the species, to which is added information about the geographical distribution of the birds and a brief descripion of the eggs and the individual species. Baird and Ridgway supplied the descriptive parts of the work, while Dr. Brewer dealt with the habits of the birds" (Anker). Little Brown & Co. advertisements confirm that their Land Birds was issued with 64 plates (uncolored at $10 per volume, or coloured at $20 per volume). However, a letter from the librarian at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia published in the October 1902 issue of the Auk reveals the existence of the present deluxe issue of the Land Birds, with additional hand-coloured plates after Ridgway: "While the existence of an edition of this work with these plates may be known to many ornithologists, yet there is no printed record of such, as far as the present writer is aware. No mention of these plates is made in Coues's 'Bibliography' nor in the several reviews of the 'Land Birds' to which I have had access. Dr. C. W. Richmond informs me that Mr. Ridgway has never seen a copy of the work with these plates although he has some loose plates in his possession" (letter from William J. Fox published in The Auk , October 1902). Neither Nissen, Anker, Zimmer nor Sitwell mention this deluxe issue. A contemporary advertisement (in an 1882 edition of The Scientist's International Directory), however, reveals that this deluxe extra-illustrated issue "beautifully colored by hand" was available for $75 in cloth (as here) or $95 in full morocco. Little Brown & Co. advertisements confirm that their Water Birds was published in both uncolored ($10 per volume) and colored ($30 per volume) issues, describing the latter: "In the hand colored edition of the Water Birds all the illustrations of heads are most exquisitely executed in water colors from patterns prepared by Mr. Ridgway." The in-text illustrations are indeed exceptionally well hand-coloured, with the eyes the the birds finished with gum arabic. (See the advertisement in the 31 May 1884 issue of The Literary World, advertising volume one as just completed and projecting volume two to be published in September). We have only once before encountered a colored issue (the Bradley Martin copy), and considering the cost and labor involved, must have been done in limited numbers. "One of the great works on North American ornithology and for many years a standard reference . the first major work on North American birds to supersede Audubon's Ornithological Biography of 1831-39 as a comprehensive general source" (Ellis Collection). Nissen IVB 63 and 64; Anker 25; Sitwell, Fine Bird Books , page 75; Ellis Collection 137 and 140; Zimmer, p. 34-35. 2 works in 5 volumes (Land Birds, 3 vols; Water Birds, 2 vols), 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Indian Tribes of the United States: their History, Antiquities, Customs, Religion, Arts, Language, Traditions, Oral Legends, and Myths. 2 Bände.

      - Philadelphia u. London, J. B. Lippincott, 1884. Gr.-4to. 458; 455 S. Mit zusammen 100 teils kolorierten Stahlstichtafeln. Halbleder d. Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. Goldschnitt; berieben u. etwas bestoßen, Bezüge leicht wellig, Rückdeckel von Band 2 mit kleiner Wurmspur. Erste Ausgabe. - Zusammenfassung der materialreichen Untersuchungen von Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) zur Ethnographie der Indianer Nordamerikas, überwiegend aus den "Archives of Aboriginal Knowledge" (6 Bände, 1860). Von Drake bis um 1880 aktualisiert. Eindrucksvoll illustrierte Monographie zur Geschichte der indianischen Stammesgesellschaften in den Vereinigten Staaten. Der einzigartige Überblick über die indigenen Kulturtraditionen der USA fällt in die Endphase der Erschließung des kontinentalen Siedlungsgebiets, als das Vordringen der Weißen zur Verdrängung der Indianer in Reservate führte. Die Ausrottung großer Büffelherden zerstörte zwischen 1870 und 1890 die Lebensgrundlagen der meisten Prärieindianer. Die Apachen wurden 1886 unterworfen, die Sioux 1891 (im Jahr der 2. Auflage). Mit der Dezimierung der Indianer, auch durch Epidemien und Alkohol, ging eine starke Zunahme der weißen Bevölkerung einher. - Howes D 472; BM Compact ed. VII, 665, 527. - Gebräunt u. stellenw. stockfleckig. Die kolorierte Karte (pl. 70) rundum angeschnitten. Buchblock von Band 1 angeplatzt, in Band 2 ein freies Vorsatzbl. mit Eckabriß. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adolf Stieler\'s Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. 95 Karten.

      Justus Perthes Gotha ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - wohl um 1884 erschienen laut Druckvermerk. Etliche Karten mit eingedrucktem Hinweis *Entworfen und gezeichnet von Hermann Berghaus 1867. Neu bearbeitet 1883. Revidiert 1884. ) Mit doppelblattgroßem gestochenem Titelblatt ( das in der Zählung der 95 Karten enthalten ist ), 2 n.n. Blätter ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 8 Seiten ( Vorbemerkungen ) sowie 95 doppelblattgroßen grenzkolorierten Stahlstichkarten, schlichter schwarzer Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, Folio ( 39,5 x 26,5 cm ). Einband gering fleckig, leicht berieben, Kanten teils etwas bstoßen. Innen Seiten bzw. Karten teils gering fingerfleckig, teils etwas stockfleckig ( wenige Karten oder Blätter etwas stärker, meist aber nur am weißen Außenrand. ), Die Karte Nr. 38 *Spanien und Portugral* mit kleinen Randnotizen ( Angabe dortiger Städte ) im weißen Außenrand Insgesamt guter Zustand. Hinten inliegendend: Zonenkarte Deutschland. M 1:2250000. Berlin Oestergaard, ca. 1945. 55 X 70 cm. Doppelblattgroße farbige Faltkarte ( neben den 4 Besatzungszonen sind auch die Zone unter russischer Verwaltung um Königsberg u. die Zone unter polnischer Verwaltung eingezeichnet ), Die Karte etwas angeknickt mit einem Einriß von 10 cm am linken Außenrand, ansonsten gut erhalten. ( Gewicht 3600 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Stieler, Atlas, Handatlas, Hand-Atlas, Berghaus, Hermann Berghaus, Google, Adolf Stieler, Atlanten

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        Project zur Anlage einer Tramway Linie in der Babenberger Strasse und Mariahilfer Strasse bis zur Stift Gasse. Für die Bergfahrt. Mehrfach gefalteter, farbiger Manuskriptplan.

      Wien, Wiener Tramway-Gesellschaft, 1884. - Ca. 125 x 34 cm. Vgl. Czeike V, 469 f.- Von der Direktion der Wiener Tramway-Gesellschaft dem Magistrat vorgelegtes Projekt einer Verbindung der bereits bestehenden Ringlinie mit der Linie, die, von der Stiftgasse kommend, in die Mariahilferstrasse stadtauswärts führte. Die Linie mußte dabei das steilste Stück der Mariahilferstrasse bewältigen, und das mit Pferden. Seit 1863 hatten sich mehrere private Betriebe das lukrative Geschäft der neu entstehenden Pferde-Tramways geteilt und, nach ihrem Gutdünken, bestimmte Abschnitte der Stadt miteinander verbunden. Am 13. 11. 1867 schlossen sich die größten Betriebe zur Tramway-Gesellschaft zusammen, um ihre Interessen gegenüber der Gemeinde nachdrücklicher vertreten zu können. Diese Gesellschaft verteidigte erstaunlich lange ihre Interessen, auch gegen die beginnende Elektrifizierung. So hatte Berlin bereits 1881 eine erste öffentliche elektrische Strassenbahn, aber in Wien dauerte es zur Kommunalisierung unter Bürgermeister Lueger bis in den späten 90er Jahren. Der vorliegende Projektplan trägt unten rechts den Stempel der Wiener Tramway-Gesellschaft und die Unterschrift eines S. Schmid vom 18. Juni 1884, links oben die Aktenzahl 35309 des Magistrats, darunter den Stempel des Magistrats und den Vermerk "Wird genehmigt, Wien 30. August 1884", links unten den Eintrag "Vor Commission am 28. Juli 1884 vorgelegt, Wien 28. 7. 1884" und mehrere Unterschriften. Die neu zu errichtende Linie ist deutlich in der Strassenmitte eingezeichnet, links und rechts sind die bestehenden Häusergruppen in Umrissen in Rot eingezeichnet.- Titel gering fleckig und etw. angestaubt, sonst in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Die Ränder mit Leinenstreifen gegen Einrisse geschützt. Austriaca - WIEN

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        Poetical Works of John Keats. Edited by William T. Arnold

      London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, & Co., MDCCCLXXXIIII [1884]. lvi, 349, p., portrait frontispiece; 19.5 cm. Bound by Bayntun of Bath in blue morocco, gold tooled, gilt edges; in slipcase; very good, gift quality. Stock#OB657.

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        Boston Daily Globe 1909. Stories of General Custer. Boston Evening Record 1884. Ryan Interviews Sitting Bull. Ryan Letters to Camp. An Original 103 page typed Manuscript

      . First Edition. Not Relevant. Very Good Condition. This document has been compiled by John M. Carroll. He has even gone so far as to insert hand drawn original illustrations which have been signed by D. D. Moore. The piece starts with Carroll telling some stories and giving some history on General Custer. Carroll introduces this by praising Custer and noting down his strengths such as 'He was quick to decide and quick to execute'. He then goes on to focus on Custer's early life in which he examines it closely, and then his rise to General at such a young age. Carroll writes in a really good biographical way to explain Custer's life and this information spans over 38 pages which include 3 hand drawn illustrations on card all stuck to the pages with cellotape.Next comes the section from Boston Evening Records 1884. Carroll reports that 'important and most interesting evidence has come into a Record reporter's hands.' Before Carroll explains what this is he recaps the events leading up to Custer's demise in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Then follows a transcript of a meeting held between the Record reporter, John Ryan (a former soldier with Custer) and Sitting Bull. This is a very interesting piece of evidence and is a really good read. You will struggle to find something else like this as it is extremely rare. This transcript of the conversation covers 8 pages.Next follows some John Ryan letters. It is in these that Ryan is explaining his side of what happened during the fight and afterwards. There is then some questions put to Ryan from Camp which he answers. These letters and question and answers span over 57 pages and include a newspaper cutting, a card stuck onto the pages with cellotape and some photocopies of army paperwork. The card appears to be John Ryan's own. It has his name at the top, his ranks and divisions in the army, including his work with Custer against the KKK and other white supremacist groups in the South, followed by his career in the police force. It could be described as a form of 'memorium card' possibly published in celebration of his achievements, maybe for the 50th anniversary of the battle, the same year that Ryan died, 1926. John Ryan died on October 14th 1926, at 29 Auburndale Avenue, West Newton, MA, which incidentally was the house where he was born.Carroll doesn't provide a conclusion or summary to this huge piece of work but does include a lot of original and new information that may not have been seen elsewhere. This documentation really is a one of a kind. Not only does it include an eye witness account to what happened in the fight but it is also illustrated and well researched. The format is Imperial 8.5" x 11" and there are 103 loose pages. The pages are not annotated but appear to have been printed, not type written. The condition is Fine and even the card illustrations sellotaped to the papers are not damaged in any way. The papers have been stored in a brown envelope which has a split pin fastening on the back with the hand written words on the front: 'M.S.S. for Boston Daily Globe 1909. Stories of General Cuter. Boston Evening Record 1884. Ryan Interviews Sitting Bull. Ryan Letters to Camp. Compiled by John M. Carroll.'John M. Carroll died in the summer of 1990 and left behind a vast body of work that added greatly to the scholarly study of Custer, and his writings should be considered the equal of Graham, Kuhlman, Brininstool, et al. Carroll devoted much of his life to the study of George Armstrong Custer, and wrote or edited many books on the subject. On his death his collection passed to his long time friend and associate Robert Aldrich, and it was finally sold at auction around 1996 by PBA. Material from his collection is now scarce on the open market, and in particular his own manuscripts, notes, and typescripts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: General Custer; Inventory No: 188473. .

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        Over the Cape May Course

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card. Very good condition apart from a 3/4" loss in the right margin. Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Over the Cape May Course depicts a tense moment during the Regatta of 1873 in which the schooners Clio, Enchantress, Dreadnaught , the working schooners Sharpshooter and Reindeer , and the pilotboat Negus race neck and neck down the Cape May Course, south of the Jersey shallows. Beginning off Owl's Head, New York Harbour, continuing around the lightship in the Five Fathoms Bank off Cape May, New Jersey, and finishing at the Sandy Hook lightship, the Regatta was a spirited 300 mile race from which the Enchantress emerged victorious. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter , New York: 1982.

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        La Regenta

      - Literatura española. Novela. Siglo XIX. (821.134.2-31"18") Estab. Tip. Editorial de Daniel Cortezo y Cª. Barcelona. 1884. 21 cm. 2 vols. (527, 592 p.) il. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial ilustrada. Colección 'Biblioteca "Artes y letras"'. Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901. Ilustración de Juan Llimona ; grabados de Gómez Polo. Llimona, Juan. 1860-1926. Gómez Polo, Enrique. 1841-1911. Lomo rozado. PRIMERA EDICIÓN . Cubierta deslucida. 11E [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leaves of Grass

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Paris: Bjornstjerne Bjornson, 1884. First edition. No binding.. Fine. A Very Good ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY NOBELIST BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON dated November 2, 1884 and written on a single sheet of paper measuring approximately 8 3/4 inches across and 7 1/8 inches high, having a vertical center fold to create four smaller pages. Having split at least in part along the center fold, the letter has been neatly repaired. While the letter does not name a specific addressee, we speculate that it was written to Louis von Saville, playwright at the Wallner Theater in Berlin. In the letter, Bjornson, in thrilled tone, extolls the skill of his son Bjørn Bjørnson -- a stage actor and theater director -- referring to a production of Shakespeare's Richard the Third at the Christiana Theater, then considered Norway's finest stage theater and of which his son was to become the artistic leader in the next year -- from which position he went on to become the first theatre director at Norway's National Theatre. He described his son as the hero of the day, stating that his Richard the Third had taken the audience by storm and that his talent surprised everyone, including Bjornson. Bjornson goes on to criticize the translator Lange, describing him as a rouge and liar. Considered (with Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland) to be one of the four greatest Norwegian writers, Bjornstjerne Bjornson won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", making him the the first Norwegian win the Prize. (Bjornson - the father and Nobelist - also is celebrated for writing the lyrics to Norway's National Anthem. We seldom see letters of this length from Bjornson. A Very Good ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY NOBELIST BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON. SCARCE.

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