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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Rare blue cloth boards. Twenty times rarer than the green boards. Copyright page dated 1884. Page 9 shows the error "decided". Frontispiece shows printer as Heliotype with tablecloth visible. "With the was" listed on page 57. "Him and another man" listed on page 88. Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Page number 155 with no final 5 present. No signature mark 11 on page 161. Final leaf blank. BAL 3415, McBride. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, tight spine. Minor age toning, minor stain at long the top edge. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

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        Two Stories of The seen and Unseen

      William Blackwood and Sons, London 1885 - 8vo. 212pp. Publisher's light blue glazed cloth, titled and ruled in brown to spine and front board. Minor rubbing and wear to extremities, a little scuffing here and there, very good indeed, a smart copy. Internally clean, black endpapers, bookplate of Amy Smart to front pastedown. A pair of quite excellent supernatural tales from an author who received praise from many sources for the quality of her writing, including M.R. James who expressed the opinion that in her field the "Open Door" was one of those "really good ghost stories I know wherein the elements of beauty and pity dominate terror." and also: "the religious ghost story, as it may be called, was never done better than by Mrs. Oliphant in "The Open Door" and A Beleaguered City" which is quite high praise from the chap who wrote "The Mezzotint." Far more a harbinger of the unsettling existential fears of Hodgson's "The Night Land" and Chambers' "The King In Yellow" than being part of the jump scare, headless monk school of supernatural fiction, and with more than 60 odd novels to her name and a treasure trove of short stories and articles, it's a wonder that Mrs. Oliphant isn't a household name and a profitable resource of costume dramas. Go forth. rare. junecat [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Later printing. 366, [2] Bound in publisher's green cloth. Good binding and cover. Light rubbing wear to edges, faint stain to bottom of front board. Foxing to frontis plate margins. Clean, unmarked pages, besides. Issue points: p. [13], the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is correctly listed as at p. 87 (BAL second state); p. 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the saw" (BAL second state); p. 283 is a cancel, with the engraving redone; p. 155, the final "5" in the pagination broken (not noted in BAL or McBride); the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Photo-Gravure Co. N.Y. and the tablecloth, or scarf, on which the bust rests not visible (BAL third state). BAL 3415; Grolier, 100 American, 87; Johnson, pp. 43-50; Kevin MacDonnell, "Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers," Firsts; The Book Collector's Magazine, Volume 8, Number 9 (September 1998), pp. 28-35.

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        Stille Winkel. Storm, Heyse, Lenbach, Seibel, Menzel, Liszt, Ibsen, Boeklin, Ebers, Wagner. Mit begleitendem text von D. Duncker

      Berlin, A.Hofmann & Comp., 1885. 28pp 11 chromolithographed plates, painted over in great romantic style, very colourfull, including gold & silber parts. All signed by Hermine von Preusschen. Pasted on thick darkbraun boards with gilt borders, small folio, origiginal ornaments & borders illustration, darkgreen cloth with gilt titles. Preuschen, Hermine von, Malerin, geb. 7. Aug. l854 zu Darmstadt, bildete sich drei Jahre lang bei Ferd. Keller in Karlsruhe und eignete sich unterdessen Leitung ein glänzendes, auf starke Wirkungen abzielendes Kolorit an, welches sie anfangs in Blumenstücken und Stillleben, später in großen symbolischallegorischen, aus unbelebten Gegenständen gebildeten Kompositionen erprobte, die sie »historische Stillleben« nannte. Nach Studienreisen, die sie nach Rom, Sizilien, Paris :c. führten, war sie eine Zeitlang in Ferlin thätig und nahm dann wieder ihr Wanderleben auf. Sie bereiste Belgien, Holland, Südfrankreich, Spanien, England und schlug ihr Atelier zeitweilig in Kopenhagen, Venedig, München und Nizza auf. - l882 vermählte sie sich mit dem Arzt Oswald Schmidt in München. Unter ihren historischen Stillleben sind die hervorragendsten: Nvotz Laec!i6!, das Lager der Cleopatra und Noi-8 im^ratol, welches wegen seiner symbolischen Bedeutung 1888 von der Berliner Kunstausstellung ausgeschlossen, aber dann durch Sonderausstellungen allgemein bekannt geworden ist. Ihre übrigen Hauptwerke sind: aus den Zentralhallen zu Paris, 15 Stillleben, 9 Panneaux aus Venedig, japanischer Frühling, römischer Herbst, Herbstzeitlosen u. Cinerarien. Eine Sammlung ihrer Kompositionen ist unter dem Titel: »Stille Winkel (Verl. 1885) erschienen. Sie hat auch ein Bändchen Gedichteunterdem Titel: »li^ina viwe« (Verl. 1887) herausgegeben.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster and Company 1885 - Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Rare blue cloth boards. Twenty times rarer than the green boards. Copyright page dated 1884. Page 9 shows the error "decided". Frontispiece shows printer as Heliotype with tablecloth visible. "With the was" listed on page 57. "Him and another man" listed on page 88. Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Page number 155 with no final 5 present. No signature mark 11 on page 161. Final leaf blank. BAL 3415, McBride. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, tight spine. Minor age toning, minor stain at long the top edge. Housed in a custom clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        France and Tongking. A Narrative of the Campaign of 1884 and the Occupation of Further India.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1885 - Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in gilt and black, floral endpapers. Spine sunned, some marks to covers otherwise a very good copy, largely unopened. Folding coloured map of Indochina, 2 folding plans, decorative headpieces. First edition, uncommon. An important first-hand account of the Sino-French War of 1884-85 by Sir James George Scott (1851-1935), a British authority on Burma. "The publication of [Scott's] first book, The Burman: his Life and Notions (2 vols., 1882), gave him an immediate reputation; it was widely recognized as a classic account of Burmese life and culture. In 1884 he returned to the East as war correspondent of The Standard, reporting on the French campaigns of 1884–5 in Annam (Vietnam): this resulted in his second book, France and Tongking: a Narrative of the Campaign of 1884, and the Occupation of Further India (1885). Between campaigns he travelled to China and Hong Kong" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Australian Contingent. A History of the Patriotic Movement in New South Wales, and an Account of the Despatch of Troops to the Assistance of the Imperial Forces in the Soudan

      Thomas Richards, Government Printer, Sydney 1885 - 285pp. Gilt edges. Gilt ruled boards. Gilt decorated and titled spine. Gilt raised bands. John Chapman bookplate. Few small scuff marks along edge of spine and 2cm scratch on back cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Company K, First Alabama Regiment, or Three Years in the Confederate Service.

      Published by the Survivors, Prattville: 1885. First edition, one of 25 copies., 1885.. First edition, one of 25 copies.. Some insect surfacing of the cloth, else near fine in custom mylar cover.. Gray/blue cloth titled in gilt. Nevins: Civil War Books, Vol 1, p.159.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster 1885 - The original full sheepskin edition. First Edition, first printing, with all of the earliest first issue points, and the only edition with the censored illustration (with the bulging fly) on page 283 (the original conjugate page, not the cancel that appears in all other first editions). Book very good, leather cracking along spine to front cover, as well as a little on other side of spine to rear cover; some water damage to rear cover, and rubbing on covers. The scarcest and earliest version of this title. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L.A.S., 2 pages in-8, à Théophile Ysaye, « Coblentz Dimanche » (8 novembre 1885), traces de scotch sur les bords.

      1885 - Belle lettre familière adressée au pianiste Théophile Ysaye, intime du poète qui l’appelle ici « Mon vieux Toto. » Non datée, elle fut écrite le 8 novembre 1885 alors que Laforgue, lecteur de l’impératrice d’Allemagne, suivait la souveraine dans ses déplacements : « Je suis arrivé ici 4 jours plus tard que je devais – d’où un certain froid (très drôle, je te raconterai) ( ) J’attends qu’on me fasse le moindre ennui même et je reprends le train. » « J’ai vu ton frère la veille de mon départ avec le vierge Reichelt ahuri de Paris, et le cynique impuissant Lindenlaub. » Laforgue fait ici référence au journaliste et pianiste Théodore Lindenlaub avec qui il s’était lié lors de son séjour à Berlin. Il termine sa lettre en prévenant Ysaye qu’il lui apportera son volume lui-même « le premier décembre. » Il fait vraisemblablement référence à son ouvrage L’Imitation de Notre-Dame la Lune. Il conclut sa lettre en ces termes : « Pour le moment, devant ce Rhin plat et blasé et terne, Je suis d’une mélancolie à geuler (sic). » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments. Now entituled: The book of a thousand nights and a night - with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men.../ by Richard Burton [complete in 17 volumes]

      [London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888], 1885. Limited Edition. Limited edition of 1,000 numbered sets, of which this is no. 665. Good to very good copies in the original cloth. Title-printed spine labels, slightly edge-worn. Varying degrees of wear and fraying to the spine bands. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 17 v. : fronts., plates. ; 24 cm.

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        Taking the Census At Standing Rock, Dakota

      Good. 1885. Photograph. A gelatin silver photograph from June 1, 1885, Census Day, of a crowd at Standing Rock Arizona. Photo is mounted on cardboard with gilt edges. Worn corner margins. Photo is toned with a few pin holes and light soil. The imprint on the mount has the name of the photographer worn off with "Photographer" and "Bismarck, Dakota" still visible. Congress had made funds available for an interdecennial 1885 census that Dakota Territory participated in. Hundreds of Native Americans from the Standing Rock Agency are standing posed, with some horses, buildings, and dogs also visible. David Frances Barry (1854-1934) was a prolific photographer in Dakota Territory in 1870s and 1880s, known for his photos of Native Americans, particularly the Sioux, and the iconic frontiersmen of the West. ; 8" x 10" .

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        Madame Bovary. M?urs de province. Douze compositions par Albert Fourié gravées à l'eau-forte per E. Abot et D. Mordant.

      - Paris, A. Quantin ; collection "Les chefs-d'?uvre du Roman contemporain", 1885; petit in-4, 406 pp., broché, couverture imprimée rempliée (petite fente au mors supérieur, dos très légèrement gauchi). Vicaire III, 724. Georges Bourcard : Félix Buhot. Catalogue descriptif de son ?uvre gravé, 73 (pour la gravure de Buhot). Talvart & Place VI, 1F. Édition de luxe illustrée de 12 planches hors-texte, un des 100 exemplaires réimposés au format in-4 colombier, numérotés sur papier Japon, seul grand papier. Ces exemplaires sur Japon comportent deux suites des planches, l'une sur Japon (avant la lettre), l'autre sur vélin blanc à la cuve. Exemplaire exceptionnel, comportant en plus des 12 eaux-fortes d'après Fourié la suite des 7 figures dessinées et gravées à l'eau-forte par Boilvin, gravées à l'eau-forte pour l'édition de Madame Bovary parue chezLemerre en 1874, qui était la première édition illustrée de ce titre. La suite de Boilvin, tirée ici sur Chine avant la lettre, est celle du premier état, qui comprend la planche de l'Hôtellerie où l'on voit Madame Bovary les seins découverts (dans l'état définitif, «les dentelles de la chemise remontent plus haut et la figure de l'homme couché a été effacée»). En outre, l'exemplaire a été enrichi : un portrait de Gustave Flaubert d'après E. de Liphart (eau-forte de Louis Monziès) a été placé en frontispice ; une gravure de Félix Buhot, Spleen et Idéal, Le Fiacre aux amours, est ajoutée sur feuille volante (belle épreuve sur vergé de cette gravure à l'eau-forte et à la pointe-sèche, à toutes marges, en parfait état) ; et une belle aquarelle originale de F. Coindre a été placée en frontispice, sur un feuillet de Japon volant. Très bel exemplaire, non coupé, non rogné. 1885 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sexual Economy. as taught by Charles Bradlaugh. With Addendum by Saladin. [Sole Edition]. IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS; A RARE SURVIVAL

      W. Stewart,, [c.1885]. 8vo., First Edition, title lightly age-soiled; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, covers lightly browned else a very good, clean copy in custom-made solander case with paper label. A rare tract compiled by Agate following the precepts of Charles Bradlaugh, founder of the National Secular Society and one of the most famous athiests of the nineteenth century. BLPC gives 1885. EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        Small Yachts. Their design and construction exemplified by the ruling types of modern practice. With numerous plates and illustrations.

      New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1885.. FIRST EDITION. Folio, 280 mm x 370 mm. With 63 plates and numerous illustrations in text, pp. (v), 369. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco, tan label, gilt titles and decoration to spine, original publisher's pictorial boards. Text block rather fragile; there are two archival tape repairs to closed tears, one to blank margin of index of plates (approx 8cm long), the other just over text at margin of p.23 (approx 8cm long). The suite of plates also has some taped repairs with pl.xliv suffering some loss at margins. There are occasional shorter edge tears within. Nonetheless, the fragile paper used means this book seldom survives in fine condition; despite the listed failts this remains an excellent copy.

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        Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek. Voll, 1-9 (A - Z) + Vol. 11 (Aanvullingen en verbeteringen. Op het Gebied van Dijk- en Waterschapsrecht, Bodem en Water, Aardrijkskunde, Enz.). Vol. 10 (Tekstcritiek not available). [10 Vols.].

      Nijhoff Gravenhage, 1885 - 10613 S. Published: 1885-1941. Some Vols. Hinges slightly damaged, slightly bumped corners. Vol. 5 stamped edges. Brownish paper. Guter Zustand/ Good Ex-Library. Spine faded. Brownish cover. Sprache: Niederländisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An English and Japanese Dictionary, for School Use; Containing Many Thousand New Words, which Modern Civilization has Called into Existence, with Appendixes.

      Published by A.Koyama, 1885 - New edition. 576pp. Half leather with gilt title on spine & green cloth. Front & rear cover stained & rubbed. Some worm hole on covers. Corner of leather peeled. Its spine rubbed. Lower part of spine chipped. All edges sunned. Front & rear gutter sl.cracked. Worm hole on front & rear ep. to some pages. Pencil notation on title page. Pages sunned & sl.stained. Red ink spotted on P.1. Small stamped on P.295 (1.2x1.2cm.). 24x17cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works in Five Volumes: A History of British Birds (Volume 1: Land Birds, Volume 2: Water Birds), A General History of Quadrupeds, The Fables of Aesop and Others, A Memoir of Thomas Bewick

      Newcastle: Printed by R Ward and Sons for Bernard Quaritch of Piccadilly, 1885.. 5 vols. Octavo. Fine collected Edition of the works of the popular wood engraver and naturalist. Limited to 750 sets, this being and unnumbered out-of-series copy. With black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher's hslf brown morocco gilt over cloth sides. marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Internally clean, neat gift note to first blank. Bindings a little rubbed in places. Very good indeed.

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        Newton's Principia. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy;

      New York: Published by Daniel Adee,, [1885]. translated into English by Andrew Motte, to which is added Newton's System of the World; With a Portrait taken from the Bust in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. First American edition, carefully revised and corrected. With a life of the author, by N. W. Chittenden, M.A., &c. Octavo. Original green morocco-grain cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, sides blocked in blind. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Contemporary ownership inscription at head of title. Small areas of wear to extremities, inner hinges cracked but holding, a very good copy. First American edition, later printing. The copyright is 1846 but the American edition was first published 1848; the present copy is printed from stereotype plates, showing wear to the terminal page number. The first English translation of Newton's Principia (1687) was made by Andrew Motte in 1729, from the third and definitive Latin edition of 1726. Newton's A Treatise of the System of the World was first published in English in 1728 and added to the Mathematical Principles in William Davis's edition of 1803. The American edition bears a dedication and an introduction noting that "the Principia has been hitherto inaccessible to popular use. A few copies in Latin, and occasionally one in English may be found in some of our larger libraries, or in the possession of some ardent disciple of the great Master. But a dead language in the one case, and an enormous price in both, particularly in that of the English edition, have thus far opposed very sufficient obstacles to the wide circulation of the work".

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        Gemälde - Von alten Legenden [Jung Siegfried?]. Öl auf Lwd auf Karton.

      um 1885 - 61 x 42 cm, 77 x 56 cm (gerahmt), Bild: tadellos. Rahmen: etwas berieben. Max (1840 in Prag- 1915 in München) deutscher Maler und Professor für Historienmalerei an der Königlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München, Darwinist und Spiritist.Gabriel Max war der Sohn des Bildhauers Joseph Max und dessen Ehefrau Anna Schumann. Seine erste künstlerische Ausbildung in der Historienmalerei erhielt er durch seinen Vater. Mit 15 Jahren begann er ein dreijähriges Studium an der Kunstakademie Prag und wurde dort Schüler von Eduard von Engerth. Durch dessen Empfehlung wurde Gabriel Max 1858 an der Wiener Akademie aufgenommen. Dort war er bis 1861 Schüler bei den Professoren Karl von Blaas, Karl Mayer, Christian Ruben und Carl Wurzinger. 1863 ging er nach München an die Königliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste zu Carl Theodor von Piloty und blieb dort bis 1867[1]. Durch seine Münchner Studienkollegen Hans Makart und Franz von Defregger machte er dann auch Bekanntschaft mit dem Malerfürsten Franz von Lenbach.1878 wurde Max zum Professor für Historienmalerei an der Münchner Akademie berufen; doch dieses Amt samt Titel gab er bereits 1883 wieder zurück. 1884 trat er der Loge Germania und damit der Theosophischen Gesellschaft bei, in Maxens Haus am Starnberger See fand auch die Gründungsveranstaltung der Loge Germania statt.Mit Wirkung vom 2. Dezember 1900 wurde Max in den bayerischen Personaladel erhoben. Ungefähr ab dieser Zeit lebte und wirkte Gabriel von Max sehr zurückgezogen meistenteils in seiner Villa in Ammerland am Starnberger See. Dort hielt er noch Kontakt mit Albert von Schrenck-Notzing und Carl du Prel, deren Ansichten und Ideen ihn in seinem Spätwerk sehr beeinflussten. Neben der Malerei beschäftigte sich Max u. a. mit der Anthropologie von Affen. In Ammerland hatte er dazu eine große Herde gezüchtet. 5000 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - vor 1900

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        Claudius Bombarnac - Le Château des Carpates

      Hetzel 1885 - - Hetzel, Paris s.d. [circa 1885], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Edition ornée de 95 illustrations de Benett, ainsi que de 12 gravures en chromotypographie et de 2 cartes en couleurs. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "au portrait collé" en pleine percaline rouge signé A. Lenègre, premier plat polychrome signé Souze représentant divers moyens de locomotion (ballon, locomotive, bateaux), un portrait de l'auteur dans les tons sépias contrecollé au centre, divers instruments de navigation rehaussés à l'or au premier plan, second plat de type "e" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos orné de plusieurs illustrations en couleur et à l'or, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Dos uniformément passé et coins un peu frottés. Rousseurs éparses, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition 95 adorned illustration Benett and with 12 plates in chromotypography and two color maps. Cardboard Hetzel publisher "portrait stuck" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome dish signed Souze representing various means of locomotion (balloon, locomotive, boats), a portrait of the author in sepia tones pasted in the center, various enhanced navigational instruments to gold in the foreground, second flat type "e" as indicated by JAUZAC, back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Army of the United States & Its Uniform from 1898 to 1907 (Two volumes in three)

      Whitlock 1885 - Elephant folio. 3 volumes set. 47 pl., 23 pl., all 70 plates present as called for. Quarter bound in brown cloth. Original brown paper boards. Gilt boards. Good binding and cover. Vol. I part I has clean unmarked pages. Vol. I part II contains all 44 plates, including the 3 additional plates for 1898-1900. Plate I has toning and marginal foxing, but other 46 plates are in near fine condition. Vol. II has all 23 plates, all near fine condition, with a minor creasing to first plate. Clamshell case of Vol. II worn. Clean, unmarked pages. Contents: v. 1, pt. 1. Text, by H.L. Nelson -- v. 1, pt. 2. [Plates illustrating U.S. army uniforms from 1774 to 1888.] -- v. 2. Uniform of the Army of the United States, 1898 to 1907. Henry (Harry) Alexander Ogden aka H. A. Ogden) was an American illustrator particularly of historical and military subjects. After 8 years working for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, in 1881 he resigned to set up as a free-lance artist, submitting numerous illustrations to various newspapers and magazines. A number of these were illustrations of historical scenes, and Ogden's interest in early America and the Revolutionary War led him to his most ambitious project, to record the uniforms of the United States Army. Between 1890 and 1907, various sections of Uniforms of the United States Army were published. The Quartermaster General of the army had been so impressed with Ogden's work that he commissioned the artist to prepare designs depicting the uniforms of the army since its inception in the 18th century. The first dozen watercolors were completed by the mid-1880s; these were used in the Regulations for the Uniform of the Army of the United States published in May 1888. The artist began work on seventy paintings representing uniforms worn between 1774 and 1888. In 1890, the first forty-seven plates were published, and subsequent plates covered the period from 1898 up to 1907. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1885. Small octavo (157 x 105 mm). Skilfully rebound to period style in dark blue half calf, red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, marbled paper boards, brown endpapers, top edge gilt. A bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression. Front and spine panels of original cloth bound in at rear.

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        The Chersonese with the Gilding Off.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,, 1885. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green diagonal-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine with gilt stamp of sheath for a kris, front covers with large gilt and black stamp of a hand holding a kris, pale grey floral endpapers. Wood-engraved portrait frontispieces. Spines toned and a little rolled, a few old stains to covers, inner joints neatly refurbished yet still a good set, complete with the errata slip in volume I. First edition of this important work on the Malay states; rather uncommon. Emily Innes (née Robertson, 1843-1927) married the colonial officer James Innes in 1875 and shortly after they travelled out to Sarawak, where he was government treasurer. "He was a slack, incompetent administrator who drank too much. But until his death in 1901 Emily was a dutiful and loyal wife and a ferocious champion of her husband... In 1876 Innes lost his job in Sarawak but secured a district officer's post at Kuala Langat [Malaya], the royal capital of Selangor, which had recently come under British control. For six years the couple lived in Selangor with a brief interval in neighbouring Perak. For Emily it was a period of uncomfortable living in remote places, a time of loneliness and tedium, interrupted occasionally by a crisis. She studied the Malay language in books and practised it with her visitors. She dispensed what medicines she had, noting that few of her patients died, and she helped to tackle a local outbreak of cholera. To recover her health she visited the district officer and his family on Pangkor island. Chinese robbers broke into the house, killed the husband, and left his wife and Emily Innes unconscious. The arrival of the two women at Penang, bearing the marks of the attack, caused 'a considerable sensation'... In the course of her brief visit to the Malay states in 1879 Isabella Bird, the celebrated traveller, did not come to the station at which James and Emily Innes then lived. When Bird's book The Golden Chersonese appeared in 1883 Emily, back in London, conceded that everything in it was 'perfectly and literally true'. But her The Chersonese with the Gilding Off (1885) recorded what Bird had hardly seen and so not mentioned. The book is the basis of her fame. Much of it is a detailed account of her experiences and hardships, written with a bitterness that, according to an American historian, bore 'the marks of paranoia'. When published it attracted little attention. Bird, preoccupied with personal problems, did not respond. However, modern historians, in search of contemporary evidence of early colonial rule, have recognized its value as a vivid and perceptive picture of the Selangor Malay élite then coming to terms with colonialism, and the book was republished in 1974 with an introduction by a leading Malayan historian. Although she writes unsympathetically Emily Innes gives a good description of the Malay lifestyle and of the individuals she knew. There are lighter touches, as when she tells of her unlikely friendship with an elderly Malay aristocrat, formerly a pirate. Invited to tea and tennis, he scampered about hitting the ball high in the air with much satisfaction. He declined tea but was refreshed with Bass's pale ale in homeopathic doses... [Emily Innes] was an intolerant and quarrelsome snob, but her gifts of observation and description made a valuable contribution to Malayan historiography. Her courage and determination in face of adversity also deserve respect" (ODNB). Bookplates of John William Darwood; the Darwood family were prominent in Burma during the nineteenth century, primarily involved in the teak and shipping industries and the development of the Rangoon Electric Tramway and Supply Company.

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        FAST AND LOOSE. A Novel in Three Volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Griffiths, Major Arthur George Frederick (1838-1908). FAST AND LOOSE. A novel in Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Original olive green diagonal fine-ribbed publisher's cloth. Near Fine, bright copy of this very scarce Victorian three-decker mystery novel. The two inner hinges of Volume One are cracked, and all three volumes are slightly rubbed and cocked, but a superior set with eye appeal and a most compelling title and plot. Griffiths was a rather infamous prison administrator and author who published over 60 books during his lifetime. Some of his accounts of crime and punishment in England have been noted as "sensational and grotesque" -- designed to appeal to the baser fascinations of his Victorian readers. FAST AND LOOSE, a suspenseful mystery dealing with a bank robbery, was his most famous title and remains his most desirable first edition. This is only the second copy we've handled in the last two decades. Wolff 2803. Not in Sadleir.. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Near Fine.

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        Portrait of Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Phot. by Goupil & Cie

      Paris, Galerie Contemporaine, ca. 1885. Original photograph, woodburytype, 23,8 x 19 cm, on folio paper with a biographical sketch by Oscar Comettant, 4pp with 3 illustrations. Phot. Goupil & Cie. - Cliché Carjat, 10 rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Paris. KEYWORDS:france/photo

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        Glückliche Kinder. Ein unterhaltendes Bilderbuch mit beweglichen Tableaux für die liebe Jugend.

      (Fürth, Carl Schaller) 1885 - Original-Halbleinen Einband mit lith. Deckel-Illustration. 6 nn. Bl., 5 davon mit beweglichen Teilen. - Äusserst seltenes Ziehbilderbuch aus dem Fürther Verlag von Carl Schaller um 1885. Die Tafeln mit den beweglichen Teilen sind alle funktionstüchtig. Teilweise etwas restauriert, etwas fleckig. Einband fleckig, berieben und gebräunt. -- Wir konnten weltweit nur 1 Exemplar in Bibliotheken nachweisen (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) -- Nicht in den gängigen Bilderbuch-Bibliographien nachweisbar. -- -- Extremely rare movable childrens book from circa 1885. With 5 movable plates, all in workind order. With a few restorations and/or closed tears. some staining and browning. -- Extremely rare - not in the common children books bibliographies, only 1 copy in international libraries (Berin Staatsbibliothek). Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster, 1885 A very good first edition (1885 on title page) in the green cloth boards. All later issue points -- no tablecloth under the bust in the frontispiece, etc. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Congo and the founding of its free State: a story of work and exploration in two volumes. Vol. I (e Vol. II)

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rinvington 1885 8vo (cm. 22), 2 Voll., XXVII - 528 pp.; X - 483(1) pp., 32 pp. di catalogo editoriale. Con 122 ill.ni n.t., 44 tavv. f.t. a piena pagina (compresi i ritratti protetti da velina in antiporta) e 5 mappe a colori (di cui due più volte ripiegate contenute nelle tasche in fine dei volumi). Belle legature con piatti editoriali in tela figurati con impressioni in nero ed oro. Ds. in pelle nocciola (rinnovati) con titoli impressi anch’essi in nero ed oro. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione salvo minimi segni d’uso alle grandi mappe ripiegate. Edizione originale, rara.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Attractive Signed Laurel & Hardy portrait photograph taken in the 1930s at Hal Roach Studios by Bud Stax

      n.p., n.d.. 8" x 10". "Photograph Signed ""Hello Germaine! Stan Laurel"" and ""Oliver Hardy"" on the photographic surface in the lower blank margin. A tad light. Sepiatone, 8"" x 10"". Stamped ""Please Credit / Photo by / STAX"" on verso. Small portion in lower right corner creased. Fine condition.Clarence ""Stax"" Graves (1885-1972), also called Bud Stax, was the official photographer at the Hal Roach Studios in the 1920s and in the 1930s when this photograph was taken."

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        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique centrale. I, Histoire. Recherches historiques et archéologiques. Mémoires sur la peinture didactique et l'écriture figurative des anciens Mexicains. Introduction par E.T. Hamy.

      P., Impr. nationale, 1885. - In-folio, reliure neuve demi-toile noire à coins, titre en long au dos sur étiquette, couv. conservées, [2] ff., XI-106 pp., 5 pl. lithographiées en couleurs, petites figures dans le texte. Très légères rousseurs dans certaines marges, non coupé, bel exemplaire. Ouvrage recherché, l'une des rares publications de J.M.A. Aubin (1802-1891) qui fut l'un des tout premiers américanistes français. Il séjourna au Mexique de 1830 à 1840 et y rassembla une importante collection de manuscrits et dessins, dont il finit par se dessaisir et qui vint constituer le premier fonds mexicain de la Bibliothèque nationale de France. Il ne publia que fort peu. Provenance : Henri d’Arbois de Jubainville (1827-1910), archiviste-paléographe, directeur des Archives de l’Aube, spécialiste de littérature et d’histoire celtiques (envoi de l'auteur). cet Américana est particulièrement rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        The Fern Portfolio.

      1885. 1885 - Folio (11.5 x 15.5in., 300 x 390mm) original pictorial cloth, a little rubbed and worn. 15 coloured plates, each with one, two or three ferns, within a rustic frame, all as life-like as possible, with species names at foot. Very light foxing to preliminary leaves, otherwise in very good condition. 3rd Edn., as usual. "All the species of British ferns are included in this volume." (Title.) Because of its highly decorative nature this work is becoming extremely scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SAKOONTALA; OR, THE LOST RING;

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1885. Fine. Tall 8vo,. xxi, 236p. Profusely illustrated in multicolor printings, each page with a color decorative border, and with large headpieces and initials in colors and gilt. Printed by Theo. L. De Vinne & Co., N. Y. Bound by The Booklovers Bindery, N. Y. in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles, the panels gilt with central green onlays, the covers with a series of decorative ruled border frames with very large cornerpieces heavily built up with dots, dentelles, the doblures of green crushed morocco with fancy frames and central ornaments, green watered silk flyleaves. Original paper spine and upper cover bound in rear. "The most lavish of the Oriental illuminated books was Sakoontala, printed and published by Austin in 1855. The borders of the ordinary pages are printed in four colours: there is a title-page, at the end of the Introduction, [not in the American edition] of extraordinary richness, and numerous other decorations and borders printed in colours. The decoration was drawn, from manuscripts in the British Museum, by T. Sulman, Jun., and engraved by George Measom. Mr. Stephen Austin was able to achieve, by letterpress, result indistinguishable from chromolithography: one wonders how his costs worked out." (Rauri McLean. Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, p. 172.).

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        L'indice espurgatorio della Chiesa romana, ossia Falsificazioni, cangiamenti ed errori introdotti per ordine dei Papi nelle opere degli scrittori antichi

      Marabini, Faenza 1885 - Blue and white patterned paper over boards, green leather spine title label, small chip top of spine. 5 x 7 inches; xv., 207 pp. SCARCE. OCLC 316867542, with one holding only. "Falsifications, changes and errors introduced by order of the Popes in the works of the ancient writers." The author is identified as a "ministro evangelico." He was a native Italian, a Methodist minister, and the director of "La Fiaccola," a weekly paper published at Faenza. ref. The Gospel in All Lands, Vol. xi. 1885. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska.

      - Washington 1885. 695 S. mit 13 (3 farb. lithogr.) Tafeln, 17 wetere Taf. u. 1 gefalt. Kte. 4°. Ln. Einband verblasst, Gelenke etwas locker. Gutes Exemplar. – Arctic Bibl. 7747 u. 14292; Henze IV, 554.

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        Chansons

      first edition. Binding half brown shagreen, back with four nerves with traces of tear adorned friction and gilded nets, a little lack marginal on the top cap, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binding of 'time. Rare autograph signed and dated by Jean-Baptiste Clément: "To an artist who is not like so many others.. Citizens Ferdinand Joseph Bernard Paris Montmartre" Rare spots, two spots in the margins of last pages of the table of contents and errata in fine sheet. Imprimerie Georges Robert & Cie Paris 1885 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster, 1885 First edition, with all of the earliest issue points in cloth, including the uncommon photograph in the front with the tablecloth visible under the bust. Very good in original green cloth. 1885 on the title page. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Claudius Bombarnac - Le Château des Carpates

      Edition 95 adorned illustration Benett and with 12 plates in chromotypography and two color maps.Cardboard Hetzel publisher "portrait stuck" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome dish signed Souze representing various means of locomotion (balloon, locomotive, boats), a portrait of the author in sepia tones pasted in the center, various enhanced navigational instruments to gold in the foreground, second flat type "e" as indicated by JAUZAC, back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt.  Hetzel Paris s.d. [circa 1885] 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885 Charles L. Webster & Co 1885-86, New York, 1885. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION DELUXE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S Morocco of Grant's memoirs, illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and maps (some fold-out maps). Octavo, original full publisher's morocco leather, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Two volumes. Scuffing to the covers; leather of hinges to spine cracked of both volumes; small piece at bottom of spine detached of vol.I. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II [Volumes I and II Complete]

      Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum, London, First Edition 1885. Two Volumes. London 1885. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original russet cloth covers, gilt title lettering and volume details to the spines, floral end leaves. 8vo. 9½'' x 6½''. Contains [xxxiii] [corrections leaf] 724; 866 printed pages of text with numerous monochrome text illustrations throughout the two volumes. Belonging to Henry Lehman, founder of Lehman Brothers financial services, with his name to the top of each title page. Neatly repaired fraying of the cloth to the spine edges, rear hinge to volume II is cracked, corners worn through to the boards, lots of ink and pencil notes to the margins, probably by Lehman. We have never seen any complete 1885 first edition set. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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