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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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        Cape Town 1884.

      Artist: Richards WA and Sons; Issued in: unknown; date: c 1885 - Artist: Richards W.A. and Sons; Issued in: unknown; date: c. 1885; - Condition: Missing parts on the left side perfectly restored, folded; Decorative city map of Cape town, depicting the city in 1884.The top of the map points more south than south west, unlike the more common convention of orientating to north in modern maps. Some of the things to note are the location of the Cape Town Station, the Sea Point Railway and the tramway from the Amsterdam Battery to the Standard Bank in Adderly Street. The Cape Town Station used to stand where one now finds the Golden Acre Shopping center, whilst the Goods Station was where today's Cape Town Station is. The earliest known remnants in the region were found at Peers cave in Fish Hoek and date to between 15,000 and 12,000 years ago.Little is known of the history of the region's first residents, since there is no written history from the area before it was first mentioned by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1486. Vasco da Gama recorded a sighting of the Cape of Good Hope in 1497. In the late 16th century, Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch and English ships regularly stopped over in Table Bay en route to the Indies. They traded tobacco, copper and iron with the Khoikhoi in exchange for fresh meat. In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck and other employees of the Dutch East India Company were sent to the Cape to establish a way-station for ships travelling to the Dutch East Indies, and the Fort de Goede Hoop (later replaced by the Castle of Good Hope).

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        Europas Kolonien - West-Afrika vom Senegal zum Kamerun, Das Kongogebiet und seine Nachbarländer, Ost-Afrika und das Seeengebiet, Süd-Afrika bis zum Sambesi und Kap Frio, Die Deutschen in der Südsee - Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte deutschen Handels und deutscher Kolonisation.

      Verlag Greßner und Schramm Leipzig 1885 - je Band ca. 250 Seiten. 5 Bände, komplett. Leinen. mit Abbildungen. Papier gering nachgedunkelt, sonst schöne sammelwürdige Exemplare. 6500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. [The Muir facsimile].

      - London: Muir, 1885. 4to, 1p. preface by Muir, 27 leaves hand-colored, 1p. appendix, 2 leaves at the end in facsimile of Blake's manuscript arrangement of the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and the separate plate 'A Divine Image'. Original printed wrappers, bound into full mottled calf, red morocco vertical label on backstrip; upper hinge split but holding, internally a very fine copy. The superb Muir facsimile, limited to 50 copies, this copy numbered 31. Reproduces copy A - the Beckford-Harvard copy. "This book is Blake's Principia, in which he announced a new concept of the universe." (Damon, Blake Dictionary). One of Blake's most popular texts, with numerous famous lines. See Bentley, Blake Books, #249e. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Viviane. Conte en un acte.

      - Paris, E. Giraud et Cie, 1885. In-8, 30 pp., cartonnage à la Bradel, couverture et dos conservés (couverture un peu salie). Edition originale. ENVOI autographe signé de Lorrain à l'acteur Philippe Garnier : "à l'aristocrate, à Justinien, empereur de Bysance, son très sincèrement pris et admirant Lorrain Jean". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** La librairie sera fermée du 17 juillet au 8 août inclus. Les commandes reçues ce pendant seront traitées à notre retour par ordre de réception. Merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension ! *** Langue : Français

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        Sketchbook with Miniature Watercolor Paintings and Pen and Ink Drawings

      1885. Half Calf. Pebbled boards. . Very Good. Exquisite paintings and drawings of bucolic scenery, of caricature and of whimsy! Oblong, 9.5 by 14 cm. With 26 illustrations, all on rectos, with a few blank leaves following. Thirteen of the pieces are watercolors in large part. Our favorite artworks contained in this album are those fantastical whimsy, such as one captioned "A race to be first fiddle" which shows running violins. Less fanciful but no less charming is the watercolor of a German band in which the members all look like midgets. The scenic paintings are of a very different vein, creating as they do an almost dream-like rendering of the picturesque farm house, the Thames riverbank, a stone bridge, cows grazing, and the like. A stand-out of this group is a sunset painting, and a seascape with a sailboat before a storm. For a surfeit of charm there is a drawing of skaters on a pond with a church in the background. Then there are the caricature drawings with humorous captions. We assume the artwork is entirely original, although we can not state this with complete confidence, and with drawings of well-known sites, such as Shakespeare's birthplace, it hardly matters. Shelfwear to the cover, with edge loss to the leather.

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        Four original albumen paper photographs of the Broken Hill region; each photograph is approximately 200 x 225 mm, on the original glossy cream-coloured mounts printed with the photographer's details (G.F. Jenkinson, Areas Photo Coy, Argent Street, Broken Hill)

      - Jenkinson was active in the region from 1885, according to his advertisement in The History of Broken Hill by Curtis (1908); Davies and Stanbury (1985) have him there from 1889. One of the photographs is captioned in the image '[Sir Hen]ry Parkes at Stephen Creek'. Parkes, Premier of NSW, turned the first sod of the Stephens Creek reservoir in April 1890 and this photograph was clearly taken on the day; he is easily discernible at the front of the crowd, resplendent in his top hat, dress coat and flowing white beard, holding an ornamental shovel (heavily decorated with what is presumably silver). A large marquee in the background, with numerous flags fluttering from it, further sets the scene. The other three photographs are variant views of a construction site at a mine; gentlemen in suits, rather than tradesmen and labourers, are the order of the day, so it may have been a commissioned shoot. However, one view in particular delivers more than it promises, clearly showing a range of basic dwellings (more tents than huts or houses) on the undulations in the background. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges.

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        Livres d’heures. Heures Illustrees par CH. Mathieu.

      Paris: Laplace, Sanchez & Cie., (ca. 1885). The Book of Hours measures 5 x 6 inches, 189 pp. Each mounted on a hinge, every page within chromolithographed borders, plus 8 full page chromolithographs with silver and gold illumination. With the book is a case for calling cards with pencil and support for writing, and a 4-compartment purse. All three are bound in full chocolate morocco and bear an inlaid silver mongram. AC on the upper covers nestled in a plissed silk lined box covered in black percaline (glazed cloth). Light wear to the case, but contents all fine. Overall size of case 13 x 8 x 2 inches. A stunning, monogramed deluxe set Book of Hours.

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        Die Deutschen Besitzungen an der westafricanischen [ westafrikanischen ] Küste. Band I: [Die Reise ins Togoland]. Das Togoland und die Sklavenküste; Leben und Sitten der Eingeborenen, Natur, Klima und kulturelle Bedeutung des Landes, dessen Handel und die deutschen Faktoreien auf Grund eigener Anschauung und Studien geschildert. Band 1 bis 3 der Forschungsreisen in der deutschen Colonie Kamerun, 1. Teil. Das Kamerun-Gebirge nebst den Nachbar-Ländern Dahome, englische Goldküsten-Colonie, Niger-Mündungen, Fernando Po u.s.w. Leben und Sitten der Eingeborenen, Klima und culturelle Bedeutung des Landes, dessen Handel u. die deutschen Factoreien auf Grund eigner Anschauung und Studien geschildert. 2. Teil: Das Flußgebiet von Kamerun, seine Bewohn

      Berlin und Stuttgart, Verlag von W. Spemann, 1885. - Band Togoland: X, 247 Seiten, mit einigen Abbildungen im Text und Karten. Gebunden in braunes Halbleder mit marmorierten Deckel, Einband berieben, Stempel einer Missionsbilbliothek auf Vorsatz und Titel, Titelei gebräunt, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Die deutschen Besitzungen an der westafricanischen Küste, II u. III u. IV. Band 2: 8°, 291 Seiten, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Karten. Band 3: Forschungs-Reisen im Flußgebiet von Kamerun. 8°, 250 Seiten, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Karten. Beide Bände in der Original-Interimsbroschur, unaufgeschnitten und unbeschnitten, in sauberer, schöner Erhaltung. Band IV: Das südliche Kamerun-Gebiet, sie spanischen Besitzungen, das französische Colonialreich und der Congo. Gebunden in braunes Halbleder mit marmorierten Deckeln, 8°, VIII, 234 Seiten, mit z.T. gefalteten Illustrationen und 4 Karten (davon 2 Faltkarten). Einband berieben, vorderes Gelenk gelockert, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar eines Königlichen Gymnasiums mit Stempel, die Seiten sauber. Eine Falttafel mit hinterlegtem Einriß, die Tafeln und Karten teils etwas altersfleckig, insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Vengeance du Farmer. Souvenirs d'Amérique.

      Alfred Mame et Fils 1885 - Traduit par J. de Rochay, deuxième édition, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure demi-basane rouge, Alfred Mame et Fils, Tours, 1885, 237 pp. Seltene französische Buchausgabe der Erzählung "Deadly Dust". Etat très satisfaisant (rel. très lég. frottée). One of the first translations of Karl May in french. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etudes cliniques sur la Grande Hystérie ou hystéro-épilepsie

      1885 - fort , XV, (1bl), 975, Paris, A. Delahaye, 1885, in-8, fort , XV, (1bl), 975, (1)pp, 10pl, demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs (Rel. de l'ép.), Deuxième édition, revue et augmentée, illustrée de 197 figures gravées sur bois d'après les dessins de l'auteur, intercalées dans le texte et de 10 planches hors texte gravées sur métal. Doué pour l'observation et le dessin d'après modèle vivant, Paul Richer (1849-1833) a rapidement été réputé comme étant l'un des meilleurs dessinateur et illustrateur d'anatomie humaine de son époque. Ses compétences et son talent en matière d'anatomie artistique l'ont notamment fait apprécier de Charcot, dont il fut l'élève avant d'être le collaborateur. Le présent ouvrage est le développement de la thèse que Paul Richer soutint devant Charcot en 1881, ouvrage capital sur la doctrine de la Salpêtrière. Les chapitres sur l'hystérie dans l'art et dans l'histoire ont été considérablement étoffés pour cette seconde édition. Intérieur frais, illustrations d'une grande finesse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster, 1885 First edition, original publisher's half-morocco binding, rebacked. First printing according to MacDonnell with "Huck Decided" on page 9, Him and Another Man listed for page 88, and "with the was" on page 57. In addition, page 283 is conjugate with the original curved fly illustration, before the illustration was altered and censored and replaced. Very good condition, residue of tape repair on front endpapers. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        La vie et les paysage en Egypte. Etudes en héliotypies tirées d'après nature. La Basse Egypte.

      Zürich, Photoglob, o. J. (ca. 1885). - Quer-Foio. Textheft mit 11 S. und 30 Photographien in Heliotypie lose in farbig illustr. Orig.-Leinwandmappe. Vorderdeckel der Mappe im oberen Rand geschwärzt, sonst gutes Exemplar.

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Vols. I & II

      New York, N. Y.: Charles L. Webster & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor rubbing on front and back cover boards of volume I. Volume II cover boards in good condition. Gilded titles on both volumes in good condition with the exception of the title on the front cover board of Volume I. Minor foxing in texts. Binding is tight and pages are clean. No marking or writing noted in book. Boards are straight with minor edge rub. Text block and gutters are firm. 584 & 647 pages. ; Vol. 2; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 584,647 pages .

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        The Cyclades, or life among the insular Greeks

      Longman, Green, and Co., London 1885 - Original publisher's gilt cloth, 8vo., half title, frontis colour map, pp. xx, 501, (1), 3 ƒƒ of ads, unopened, pp. 12 (ads). Head and tail of the spine as well as the corners a bit bumped, extremities lightly rubbed, handwritten name in the far upper margin of the title page. Despite the flaws mentioned a clean and attractive copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionnaire des roses ou Guide general du rosieriste. 2 volumes set.

      Berlin, Paul Parey, 1885 - 18,5 x 12 cm. (6), 439, 11 + 363 (2), 10 pp. Avec 23 planches hors texte et de nombreuses figures dans le texte. *Edition originale. Le Dictionnaire des Roses donne le nom de l`obtenteur, l`annee de la mise dans le commerce, l`espece a laquelle le rosier appartient, la description de l`arbuste, la nature du feuillage, le coloris de la rose, les particularites sur sa floraison, etc. 6000 roses environ sont ainsi passees en revue. - En tres bonne etat. / Originalausgabe des frühen und umfangreichen Rosenlexikons, das in französischer Sprache 1885 parallel in Paris, in Brüssel und in Berlin erschienen war. Enthält die Namen der Rosen, die Namen der Entdecker oder Züchter, das Jahr ihrer offiziellen Einführung, die Beschreibung und ihre Farben und Eigenschaften. Es sind ca. 6000 Rosensorten beschrieben. Enthält 23 Falttafeln (in s/w) sowie einige Textabb. - Schönes Exemplar in dekorativen zeitgenössischen Halblederbänden mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 Demi-chagrin de l`epoque, dos decores. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        France and Tongking.

      

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        Education des filles".

      Librairie des Bibliophiles, Jouaust et Cie, Bibliothèque des dames, PARIS 1885 - Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, MDCCCLXXXV, in-12, plein maroquin bleu, décor à la roulette sur les coupes et les gardes, dos orné à 5 nerfs, tranches dorées, 158 pp, (Champolle-Duru). Reliure signée. Tirage limité à 40 exemplaires, un des 20 sur Whatman, triple état du frontispice par LALAUZE. En 1678, FENELON est nommé professeur à l'Institut des Nouvelles catholiques, destiné à l'éducation des jeunes filles dont les parents, d'abord protestants, se sont convertis. Il consigne cette expérience pédagogique dans L'Education des Filles, 1681, publié en 1687. On y retrouve le ton pédagogique propre aux jésuites. Livres

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        THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR-GEN. C.G. BORDON, C.B. AT KARTOUM. Printed from the Origin

      London 1885, Kegan Paul. Maroon cloth, thick, very good,587p. index, large folding color map, copious appendices, portrait. 2 maps, 30 illustrations after sketches by General Gordon.. A major primary resource, edited with introduction & notes by Hake. Covers Gordon's positon at Kartoum by Sir H.W. Gor- don. The Mission of Col. Sir. Chas. Wilson by Sir H.W. Gor- don. Description of the Journal by Sir. H.W. Gordon.Position of the Steamers: Journal Books I-VI, Sept.-Dec. 1884. The copious appendices contain letters from & to Gordon to vari- ous commandants, military leaders &c. Gordon was also famous for his great defense of Afghanistan & war in Central Asia. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Provincia de Mocambique. Estudo acerca dos usos e costumes dos banianes, bathias, parses, mouros, gentios e indigenas para cumprimento do que dispoe o artigo 8o § 1o do decreto de 18 de novembro de 1869

      Imprensa Nacional, Mocambique 1885 - In 8, pp. XLII + 150 + (4). Carte brunite. Strappetti e mancanze al d. e ai p. Br. ed. Primo libro pubblicato nella colonia portoghese del Mozambico in cui l'A., segretario generale del governo del Mozambico,Ârende noti i risultatiÂdi un questionario etnografico diffuso nel 1883 con moltissimi dati relativiÂagli usi e ai costumi della popolazione. Raro. ITA

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        Ausführliches Handbuch der Photographie. Band II und III ( von IV erschienenen ) mit Heft 6 - 11 ( von 13 erschienenen)

      Knapp Halle 1885 ( 1885 - 1886 erschienen ) Hier liegt Band II und III in einem Band vor mit den Heften 6 - 11. Mit VI, 352 und X, VII, 345 Seiten und zusammen 358 Textholzstichen sowie 2 Tafeln. Goldgeprägter Ohldr, Groß8°. Der Band beinhaltet Teil II: \" Der Collodion- und Daguerrotyp-Process und ältere Negativ-Processe \" mit den Heften 6. Einleitung in die Negativ-Verfahren und die Daguerrotypie, Talbotypie und Niepcotypie; 7. Das nasse Collodion-Verfahren; 8. Die Collodion-Emulsionen // Band III: \" Die Photographie mit Bromsilber-Gelatine und Chlorsilber-Gelatine \" in 3 Abschnitten ( = Heft 9-11 ): \" Die wissenschaftliche Grundlage der Photographie mit Gelatine-Emulsionen / Die Praxis der Photographie mit Gelatine-Emulsionen / Die Photographie mit Chlorsilbergelatine \".Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, oberes Kapital gering angeplatzt. Innen Besitzvermerke, erste Seiten lose, wenige Seiten gering fleckig ( Tafel 2 etwas stockfleckig ) sonst aber gutes Exemplar mit den zahlreichen detailreichen Textholzstichen. ( Pic erhältlich - webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Foto, Photo, Photographie, Fotografie, Daguerrotypien, Daguerrotypie, Collodion, Bromsilber, Chlorsilber, Gelatine, Talbotypie, Niepcotypie

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        Schlesien. Eine Schilderung des Schlesierlandes Dritter Band

      Flemming, Glogau 1885 - gr. 8° 415 S., nur Band 3! Geschichte Illustrierte Bücher Geschichte Kulturgeschichte goldgepr. grüne Olwd., 3. seit. Rotschn. Wid. a. Titelblatt, Einb. l. ber. u. best., Titelblatt mit Ausschnitt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside]: T.F. Gilbert, Jr. Popular Shoe Store. Ladies', Gents', Misses' and Children's Fine Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Rubbers. Slippers &c. Grand Assortment at Bottom Prices. John J. Lattermann's Fine Shoes for Ladies'. 68 1/2 Main Street, Hempstead, L.I.

      N.Y.: J.S. Nugent & Co.. [circa 1885]. Large broadside or wrapping paper. Measuring 18" x 24". On thin tabloid-style paper. Old folds, small tears and stains, and small tears, age-toning to the paper, but overall in remarkably nice, very good condition. The text surrounds a wonderful trade mark wood engraving of The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe and her brood. Undated but the printed seemed active around 1885. .

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION HELD UNDER AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE AT SIOUX FALLS, DAKOTA, SEPTEMBER, 1885. A.J. EDGERTON, PRESIDENT. JOHN CAIN, SECRETARY

      [Sioux Falls, Dakota: Sioux Falls Leader, 1885. [2],77pp. printed in double columns. Quarto. Later pebbled cloth. Internally clean and fresh. Near fine. The statehood movement in Dakota Territory began in the late 1870s and proceeded fitfully for the next few years, with those in the northern part of the territory, as well as Democrats, generally opposing statehood, and Republicans and those in the south generally in support of the movement. The result of this 1885 convention was a compromise, framing a constitution and providing for the election of state officers, but not making any provisions that might offend the federal Congress in Washington when it considered statehood for the territory. The constitution that emerged from this 1885 convention, however, was the same one (with very minor changes) that was adopted in 1889 when South Dakota became a state. The constitution itself is printed on pages 60-77, the names and home counties of the 111 delegates to the convention are also given, and the daily proceedings of the convention are related in minute detail. This official journal of the proceedings of the 1885 Constitutional Convention, then, is one of the earliest printings of the South Dakota constitution. We can locate a total of thirteen institutional copies of this scarce account of the 1885 journal of the Dakota Territory convention. ALLEN, DAKOTA 336. STREETER SALE 2079. OCLC 8127560.

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        SOPHIE ARNOULD d'après sa correspondance et ses mémoires inédits. Les actrices du XVIIIe siècle

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie 1885 - Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1885 1 volume in-18 (19 x 12,5 cm), XV-327-(4) pages. Cartonnage bradel pleine percaline bronze doré, pièce de titre de toile lavallière, fleuron noir, date dorée en queue, relié sur brochure, couvertures jaunes imprimées conservées en excellent état, il a été relié en tête le petit papillon indicateur sur cette édition (reliure de l'époque signée PIERSON). Excellent état. Légers frottements aux extrémités des coiffes et coins, un coin avec trace de pli. NOUVELLE ÉDITION, EN PARTIE ORIGINALE. EXEMPLAIRE DE DÉDICACE OFFERT PAR EDMOND DE GONCOURT A OCTAVE UZANNE. Exemplaire sur papier ordinaire (il a été tiré 50 exemplaires de luxe sur papier de Hollande).Cet envoi lapidaire : "à Octave Uzanne, Edmond de Goncourt" s'explique aisément quand on sait que le même Edmond de Goncourt écrira dans son Journal le 20 septembre 1887 (soit 2 années plus tard) : « Uzanne, cet homme qui a une goutte de sperme extravasée dans l'œil. » La relation entre les deux hommes de lettres fut sans doute toujours assez froide. Octave Uzanne empiétait à cette époque sur les plates-bandes d'Edmond de Goncourt en s'intéressant au XVIIIe siècle et aux historiettes qui s'y rapportent. André Salmon écrit à propos d'Octave Uzanne qu'il avait "la réputation d'un disciple un peu cochon des Goncourt." (André Salmon, Souvenirs sans fin, 1903-1940) Sophie Arnould eut trois éditions : chaque nouvelle découverte de documents appelait une nouvelle édition. - 1857, puis 1859 (deuxième tirage), Sophie Arnould d'après sa correspondance et ses mémoires inédits, par Edmond et Jules de Goncourt, Poulet-Malassis et De Broise. L'édition de 1859, deuxième tirage de celle de 1857 eut elle-même un retirage en 1861. - 1877, donc retouché par Edmond seul, titre identique, E. Dentu. - 1885, titre identique, Charpentier (Bibliothèque-Charpentier à 3 fr. 50 le volume) Sophie Arnould (1740-1802) était une actrice et une cantatrice. Elle débuta en 1757, et se retira en 1778. Elle se distinguait, selon ses contemporains, par la finesse de son jeu et l'agrément de sa voix. Elle acquit une grande célébrité par ses bons mots, dont Albéric Deville a fait un recueil intitulé Arnoldiana, ou Sophie Arnould et ses Contemporaines (1813), largement utilisé par les Goncourt. Selon Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, « Mademoiselle Arnould n’était point jolie ; sa bouche déparait son visage, ses yeux seulement lui donnaient une physionomie où se peignait l’esprit remarquable qui l’a rendue célèbre. On a répété et imprimé un nombre infini de ses bons mots » . Elle créa le rôle éponyme d’Iphigénie en Aulide de Gluck ainsi que celui d' Iole dans Hercule mourant d'Antoine Dauvergne. De sa relation adultère avec le duc de Lauragais, elle eut quatre enfants, dont Antoine-Constant de Brancas, colonel du Premier Empire mort à Essling. Elle fit partie de la société chantante La Dominicale fondée par le célèbre chirurgien Louis et dont furent membres Vadé, Crébillon fils, Pierre-Yves Barré, Coqueley de Chaussepierre. (source : Wikipédia) Provenance : Bibliothèque Octave Uzanne avec son ex libris gravé par Aglaus Bouvenne (n°197 de la vente de mars 1893) ; Bibliothèque Bertrand Hugonnard-Roche (avec son monogramme BHR et la date d'acquisition, à l'encre) BEL EXEMPLAIRE AVEC ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' entertainments,

      

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        Pane of 70 "Altered Plate" Confederate 10-cent Jefferson Davis stamps with an advertisement for "The Old Book Store" printed on the reverse

      1885. This pane of Confederate stamp reprints is from an altered plate of the 1862 5-cent Jefferson Davis stamp (see the note after Scott #s 6-7). Both the stamps and the advertisement are nicely centered. Previously folded with a few small splits along some of the folds. There are several small pieces of what appear to be very thin, transparent, archival tape reinforcing two folds and the margin of the stamp side of the sheet. There has been considerable discussion about the confusion surrounding these altered plate stamps (see The American Philatelist 1888-1889 volumes 3 and 5, Dietz's The Confederate States Post-Office Department: Its Stamps & Stationery published in 1950, Easton's The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps 1855 to 1901 published in 1958, Bennet's "The Stamp That Never Was" in the November 1982 issue of the American Philatelist, and "The 10¢ Typographed Altered Plate of the Confederate States of America" by Leonard H. Hartmann in Issue 192 of The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues published in 2001.) This pane of stamps was used as a broadsheet advertisement for W. B. Burke, the owner of The Old Book Shop in Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1885. In his advertisement, Burke bills himself as The Napoleon of the Book Trade South (J. B. Lippincott having already claimed the sobriquet, The Napoleon of the Book Trade). Burke claims that the stamps were "printed from the genuine plate - captured at the fall of Atlanta - on Confederate made paper." While the stamps were printed from a genuine plate (which Hartmann suggest was broken from a sheet of 100 to a sheet of 70 to fit on the handbill-sized paper) it is unconfirmed-but not impossible-that his plate was captured by Union forces at Atlanta. Very scarce. There are references to partial-sheet examples from this reprint being the collections of George B. Sloan and August Dietz, and auction searches come up with two records for full sheets (one for about $250 and one for $1000). Both of those sheets were in considerably poorer condition than this example.

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        The Present Position of Economics. An Inaugural Lecture given in the Senate House at Cambridge. 24 February 1885.

      

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant in 2 Volumes Complete

      New York::: Charles L. Webster & Company,,, 1885, 1886.. . A Fine tight set in full brown sheep leather bindings with green and red spine labels. This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War..

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        The Present Position of Economics. An Inaugural Lecture given in the Senate House at Cambridge. 24 February 1885.

      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1885 - Octavo (180 x 110 mm). Recent blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. A very good copy. First edition of Marshall's inaugural lecture following his election to the professorship at Cambridge in 1885 in succession to Professor Fawcett. It was reprinted in Pigou's Memorials of Alfred Marshall in 1925 (pp. 152–174). J. K. Whitaker, writing in The New Palgrave, lists this as one of the most important of Marshall's occasional papers. Keynes (14). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Türkenvolk in seinen ethnologischen und ethnographischen Beziehungen. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1885.

      Tall 8vo. Pp. xx, 638. With 2 plates and illustrations in the text. Some light staining. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt in compartments and with two title labels. First edition of a scarce title. This comprehensive study on the Turkic peoples comprises five chapters; Siberian Turks (Yakuts); the Middle Asiatic Turks (nomads and half nomads of Kara-Kirgisthan); the Volga Turks (Kazan Tatars); Pontus Turks (Crimean Tatars); and the Western Turks (Iranian Turks and Ottomans). Jakushi V28. Mezhov, Sibiriskaia Bibliografiia 16586

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        In Memoriam: The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late William Alexander Forbes, M.A.

      R. H. Porter, London 1885 - 496 pages, plus 25 plates after J. Smit of which 15 are colored. Bound in deep green Mor0ccan leather with raised spine bands gilt lettering and decoration, and dentelle inside covers. All edges are gilded. Marbled end leaves. Covers show a little light rubbing. Lower top corner is lightly bumped, though leather is worn. There are a few light scuffs to gilded edges. Volume remains tight, very clean, and bright. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Memoriam: The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late William Alexander Forbes, M A

      London: R. H. Porter, 1885 496 pages, plus 25 plates after J. Smit of which 15 are colored. Bound in deep green Mor0ccan leather with raised spine bands gilt lettering and decoration, and dentelle inside covers. All edges are gilded. Marbled end leaves. Covers show a little light rubbing. Lower top corner is lightly bumped, though leather is worn. There are a few light scuffs to gilded edges. Volume remains tight, very clean, and bright. A lovely copy. . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good+/No Jacket.

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        Sketches of African and Indian Life in British Guinana

      

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        Sardinia and its Resources

      

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        Three Months in the Soudan

      

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        Through Masai Land

      

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition, first issue of Mark Twain's masterpiece. Bound in contemporary full blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere, Cosway-style binding with Mark Twain portrait medallion under glass, fleuron cornerpiece designs within gilt frames, raised bands, gilt decor to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt, front cover and spine faded slightly, front joint repaired, wide gilt turn-ins, silk moir? endpapers. An exceptional example. Subscribers who had already purchased Tom Sawyer, and wanted a binding to match, were invited to request a blue cloth binding on Huckleberry Finn instead of the publisher's green. This is one of those blue bindings--twenty times more rare than the green. This copy has all of the commonly identified first issue points (copies were assembled haphazardly by the printer and there is yet to be agreement among bibliographers as to the priority of many points). First issue points include page [9] with "Decided"; p. [13], illustration caption incorrect and p. 57 ("with the was"), p. 155 (final 5 absent), all first states; and p. 283 state 4. BAL 3415; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; MacDonnell, Firsts, vol. 8, no. 7/8, 1998, p. 31. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since." Huck has been called "the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction" (Legacies of Genius, 47).

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        Porträt Herr Mayerhofer, Brustbild im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts.

      - Kohle, teils gewischt, auf bräunlichem Velin, aufgezogen, rechts unten monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert „W.P. fec München 1885 / München Wilhelmine Pfauser fec. 1885", verso auf einem montierten Papier bezeichnet „Dies hier ist Herr Mayerhofer zu München / ein aus gezeichnetes Modell der Akademie. – Wilhelmine Pfauser fec. / München 1885 / G. Mayerhofer legte seine Hand nach der Sitzung auf den Scheitel und Stirne der Zeichnerin und sagte „Sie sind eine Künstlerin! So sehe ich aus" – !". 45,4:32,9 cm. In den Ecken etwas unfrisch und mit Nagellöchlein. Hervorragend realistisch und lebendig erfaßtes Bildnis eines älteren Mannes, eine Akademieübung, das auf eine nicht unbeträchtliche Begabung der Zeichnerin hinweist. Da über die Urheberin des Blattes weiter nichts bekannt ist, ist anzunehmen, daß sie nach dem Besuch der Akademie nicht weiter künstlerisch tätig war.

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        Ananga-ranga; (Stage of the bodiless One) or, The Hindu Art of Love. (Ars amoris indica.) Translated from the Sanskrit .

      Cosmopoli, MDCCCLXXXV for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, and for private circulation only,', 'Reprint 1885 - In 1873, Burton prepared an anonymous literal translation of the Kama-Shastra or The Hindoo Art of Love, of which only six copies were printed. It was planned to reissue the work in 1885, but only proofs appeared before plans for publication were abandoned. However, no less than three reprints appeared soon after, all bearing the date 1885.This copy, printed on thick, watermarked paper, conforms to Penzer's description of the first reprint edition, being 'slightly broader than the subsequent reprints', though he had not personally seen a copy of this edition. Burton's Kama Shastra Society and its quasi-scholarly publication of erotic material served as the model for Leonard Smithers' later Erotika Biblion Society. 8vo (190 × 120 mm), pp. xvi, 144. Small diagrams to text. Partially uncut in early twentieth century half morocco. Bookplates of F.P. Richardson and Charles S. Dixwell, together with the latter's inkstamp. Spine faded, but an excellent copy. [Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Francis Burton, pp. 171-173.]

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