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        Visions of the Daughters of Albion

      Edmonton, 1885. No. 49 of 50 copies, signed by Muir on upper wrapper. William Muir facsimile. Preface leaf and 11 hand colored plates. 1 vols. 4to. Original printed wrappers. Some external soiling and chipping to edges, internally fine. Brown morocco backed folding case. No. 49 of 50 copies, signed by Muir on upper wrapper. William Muir facsimile. Preface leaf and 11 hand colored plates. 1 vols. 4to. Blake's Daughters of Albion. Keynes 217c; Bentley 249e

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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] - 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. 0 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 226708. 15 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn … by Mark Twain

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition, first issue. Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's deluxe half morocco, marbled edges and endsheets. Finely rebacked, preserving original spine, small repairs to spine ends and to last two letters in name panel. Custom morocco slipcase and chemise. First American edition, first issue. Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1 vols. 8vo. Earliest Presentation Copy of the Published 'Huck'. Presentation inscription from Clemens to his agent Pond on the front fly leaf: "To Major J.B. Pond, with the affection of Mark Twain Feb. 21/85". Clemens had planned a sequel for 'Tom Sawyer' (1876) almost immediately, yet the book required nearly a decade of great effort before he found his way. 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' was intended for simultaneous publication in America and in the British territories in December 1884, but the defacement of the Uncle Silas plate altered the production schedule for the American edition. A dozen pre-publication copies were hastily bound in green cloth in December 1884 to secure copyright, and Clemens presented a copy bound in sheep to his wife at Christmas. Publication day for 'Huck' was 18 February 1885, in a first printing of 30,000 copies: in green or blue cloth ($2.75), sheepskin library binding ($3.25), or in a deluxe half morocco binding with marbled edges ($4.25). Clemens had been on a highly successful reading tour with George Washington Cable, and wrote Webster from Indianapolis (in a letter dated 8 February) "You know I read in Brooklyn Feb. 21 - I shall want to see you at the Everett that day … You can bring a Huck Finn in a nice binding …" In other correspondence leading up to the New York visit, Clemens repeats his request for copies. He was in Saratoga on 20 February before coming to New York City. Webster had to have brought the present copy in the deluxe binding to the Everett Hotel, where the author inscribed it to the impresario for the reading tour, Major James B. Pond. On the leaf opposite, Pond later recalled the circumstances of the inscription when he gave the book to his son in 1897 … "the great Twain-Cable combination under my management …'Mark' showed me the book, & asked me if I wanted it, Yes, said I, I would very much prize the first copy of one of your books …" The book sold well although early critical response was hostile. The book's reputation has grown, and Ernest Hemingway famously declared: "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain." A landmark presentation copy of the greatest American novel of the nineteenth century. BAL 3415; Grolier American 87

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster, 1885 The very rare first edition in publisher's sheepskin, with the first issue point of the original censored drawing with the unaltered fly. Signed and dated by the author on a laid-in small card. Very good condition, front cover partially detached from spine. Housed in a handsome quarter-leather custom-make collector's clamshell case.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        THE OFFICIAL STATE ATLAS OF NEBRASKA. COMPILED FROM GOVERNMENT SURVEYS, COUNTY RECORDS, AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS

      Philadelphia: Everts & Kirk, 1885. Large folio. Later three-quarter leather over original cloth boards, cover gilt. Extremities rubbed, edges of boards lightly worn. Some leaves with small edge tears. Minor dampstaining at bottom edge. About very good. State atlas of Nebraska, showing detailed maps of all the counties and cities, with information on the major landowners and views of important places in the state. Some maps are double-page or full-page, for counties and large cities, while some pages have up to six smaller maps of smaller communities. The extra leaves of text give statistical information on each of the counties, as well as a list of "leading farmers and land owners...who have assisted in the publication of the official state atlas of Nebraska." Views include the homes of prominent citizens, the University of Nebraska, and the State Insane Asylum. Other views show ranches, complete with insets of prized livestock. Rumsey notes that this is the only atlas of Nebraska published in the 19th century. A remarkable record of the state. PHILLIPS ATLASES 2107. RUMSEY 2719.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Charles L. Webster And Company,, New York: 1885 - First Printing A professionally re-backed copy in very good+ condition with the original decorated green cloth back strip and cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine and the same on the front board. The original end sheets have been retained with new front and rear hinges. An early prior owner's name ("L. W. Jordan of Balto" MD March 10th 1885) appears on the second free end page in pencil. The text block is tight and complete with occasional spots of foxing and soiling throughout. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 1/2" with the tips of the boards previously bumped and repaired and with the preliminaries (up to the title page) lightly soiled and tanned. This volume is a mixed state first printing of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is bound in. On page [9] under "Chapter V" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." The illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (1st state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (1st state). The second "5" of the page number "155" is missing (1st state). Considered to be Mark Twain's masterpiece and for generations known as a true American classic . (BAL 3415; MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine Sept. 1998; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secreatry of War, in 1853-4, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854

      A.O.P. Nicholson Printer, Washington, D.C. 1885 - First Edition, in mixed state Senate and House issues of the most massive compilations of exploration reports and scientific data ever published about the Trans-Mississippi West. Published by the Federal Government at the urging of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, and the result of numerous reconnaissance surveys of exploring four major routes surveyed for the expanding Pacific Railroad. These reports represent the first attempt at a comprehensive, systematic geographical exploration of the Western regions of America, and made possible the first reasonably accurate topographical maps of the West. The plates, maps and tables depict scenery, native inhabitants, fossils, archeology, flora and fauna. Many of the plates include such famous early images as the View of the Los Angeles Pueblo, Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory are still considered some of the best early sources of information on the Pacific Northwest, the Puget Sound, and the tribes of the Washington Territory. Of the eleven official artists, the most prominent is the renowned John M. Stanley (1814-1872) most widely known for his portraits on Native Americans and their way of life. Warren's Map of the Territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean (Vol XI) was considered by Howes the best cartographic al work on the west up to its time, and was used for 25 years following as the definitive reference. The collation of this epic survey is complicated and varies, but stated in Wagner- Camp "despite their flaws, these volumes contain a monumental collection of scientific information, geographical, zoological, botanical, geological of the still mysterious American West. Upon first examination, the volumes seem forbiddingly disorganized, however these faults are amply compensated by the richness of material within." Twelve Volumes bound in Thirteen. A spectacular set recently professionally rebound by Richard Smart, of Old English Bindery. Quarto's 11.5 inches in height by 9.75 inches in width, uniformly bound in half black calf over black/blue smooth weave cloth, simply a beautiful and stately presentation, spines with four raised bands with compartments framed in gilt windows, spine titles in gilt as well as volume Roman numerals , War Department stamped in gilt at the heel of each volume. Gilt rule on leather corner edges as well as seam where spine and cloth meet on boards. New paste downs and end papers. Interior is much cleaner than usually found with well struck plates, maps in superior condition, many never unfolded. Some light sporadic foxing, some pages toned as usual, a few ares of water stains on the bottom of some pages in Volume 5 but the reaming volumes are exceptionally free of typical wear. The volumes are ready for years of study and reflection.This set consumes 33 inches of shelf space. A Fine addition to any collection. Professionally packed and shipped at coast, can be picked up at our book store on the central Oregon coast. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Novels [Including: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, A Memoir, Lady Susan, and The Watsons.]

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1885-1886., 1885. New Edition. 6 volumes. Octavo. Presentably bound in contemporary half red calf over marbled paper boards with gilt rules, raised bands, foliate gilt compartments, black and tan labels to spine; all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Uniformly nice and clean inside, with some foxing to prelims and endmatter. Bindings are attractive, bright, with rubbed to corners and occasionally to joints. Austen's novels remain the quintessential paragons of novel writing in English, and have indelibly stamped her mark on popular culture from her own period to this. She is shortly to become one of two women to have been honoured on British paper currency - the other being prison reformer Elizabeth Fry.

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        Modes et usages au temps de Marie-Antoinette. Livre-journal de madame Eloffe, marchande de modes, couturiere lingere ordinaire de la reine et des dames de sa cour. 2 Bände.

      Paris Firmin-Didot 1885 - Mit 1 Plantafel, ca. 112 farb., meist handcolorierten Illustr. auf 73 (1 doppels., 1 gefalteten = 2) Tafeln, 6 montierten Photoglyptien auf Tafeln, 31 Tafeln, sowie ca. 30 Illustr. u. Zierstücken im Text. 2 Bl., 483 S., 1 Bl. (Errata), 1 w. Bl. bzw. 2 Bl., 540 S., 8 Bl. (Musikstück) zwischengebunden u. 2 Bl. 4°. Dekorative OHLdrbände. mit reicher Goldprägung. Goldschnitt. Einbände stellenweise berieben u. etwas beschabt. Ecken tls. bestoßen, die Tafeln mit den montierten Abb. im Rand leicht gewellt. Bd. I: 2 Blatt wenig verklebt, 2 Blatt schwach angerändert, die gefaltete Tafel mit kleinem Randeinriß, sonst gutes und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. WEITERE AUSKÜNFTE ERTEILEN WIR IHNEN GERNE TELEFONISCH.Colas 1533; Hiler 269; Lipperheide Fb 63. Bd. I: 1787-1790; Bd. II: 1790-1793. Les amies de la reine. - La reine a la conciergerie. - Sa mort. Die Tafeln in verschiedenen Techniken (Stiche, Lithographien, Heliographüren, Radierung) überwiegend mit hübsch colorierten Modedarstellungen, vor allem Hüten, daneben einige Portraits, Kutschen u. Schlitten, Einrichtungsgegenstände, Stadt- u. Gebäudeansichten. Bei dem beigebundenen Musikstück handelt es sich um "La Mort de Marie-Antoinette. Piece de Clavecin" von Dussek.

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        THREE YEARS AND A HALF IN THE ARMY; or, HISTORY OF THE SECOND COLORADOS

      Fowler & Wells Company, New York 1885 - THREE YEARS AND A HALF IN THE ARMY; or, HISTORY OF THE SECOND COLORADOS By Mrs. Ellen Williams, Allerton, Iowa, "Co. A." Second Colorado Cavalry. New York: Published for the Author by Fowler & Wells Company, 753 Broadway. Illustrated. Book on history of U.S. Military (Army) in Colorado. Original illustrated red-cloth binding; gold- and black-printed; 178 pages, plus 8 pages of book advertisements in back. Original flowered green end papers. Book condition: binding is strong; covers are clean and bright, although marred by some occasional stains and light soiling. Hinges strong. Spine is somewhat faded; gold and black print still vibrant; spine chipped and frayed about an 1/8th of inch at head and toe. Other flaws: two small paper scars on front end papers; large triangle of back fly-leaf cut away at corner; one small bit of cloth missing on cloth spine. Overall condition: very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works in 5 Vols. [Volumes I and II: British Birds, Volume III: History of Quadrupeds, Volume IV: Aesop's Fables, Volume V: Memoir [complete]

      Bernard Quaritch , 1885 . Hardback. . 5 vols. half calf with gilt titles, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Illustrated. 5 volumes ex-City and County of Norwich Public Library. All vols. have library sticker on pastedown, library coloured and blind stamps sporadically throughout. Signed by the publisher (Bernard Quaritch) on limitation page of Volume 1. Good/Good+ condition. Vols. 1 has tender front hinge and in Vol. 2 it has split. Calf on all vols. is generally scuffed and worn. pages gently age-tanned. Worn white library mark on spines.

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        EXTRACTS FROM PRIVATE JOURNAL-LETTERS OF CAPTAIN S.F. DuPONT, WHILE IN COMMAND OF THE CYANE, DURING THE WAR WITH MEXICO, 1846 - 1848. PRINTED FOR HIS FAMILY

      Wilmington: Ferris Bros., Printers and Binders, 1885. Original three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Front hinge expertly repaired, else a near fine copy. "These extracts from DuPont's journal and letters, privately printed for his family by his wife after his death, are a valuable and almost unknown account of U.S. Naval operations in the Pacific and Gulf of California during the Mexican War. After conveying Fremont and his battalion from Monterey to San Diego and participating in the taking of San Blas, DuPont entered the Gulf of California, seized La Paz, and at Guaymas burned the Mexican fleet. Within a few months he had cleared the Gulf, and in 1847 aided Commodore Shubrick in the occupation of Mazatlan, and later led his troops to the rescue of the American forces at Mission San Jose" - Streeter. "The richest mass of first-hand source material extant on the conquest of California" - Eberstadt. "Even more important than DuPont's detailed and meticulous account of his own actions is his careful recording of the movements of, and communications with, other important figures with whom he was in almost constant contact" - Hill. Only fifty copies were printed for the family. STREETER SALE 2991. HOWES D588, "b." GRAFF 1184. BARRETT 744. HILL 521. GARRETT, p.207. EBERSTADT 132:173.

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        Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works in 5 Vols. [Volumes I and II: British Birds, Volume III: History of Quadrupeds, Volume IV: Aesop's Fables, Volume V: Memoir [complete]

      Bernard Quaritch 1885 - 5 volumes ex-City and County of Norwich Public Library. All vols. have library sticker on pastedown, library coloured and blind stamps sporadically throughout. Signed by the publisher (Bernard Quaritch) on limitation page of Volume 1. Good/Good+ condition. Vols. 1 has tender front hinge and in Vol. 2 it has split. Calf on all vols. is generally scuffed and worn. pages gently age-tanned. Worn white library mark on spines. 5 vols. half calf with gilt titles, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Illustrated. Limited edition of 750 copies signed by the publisher of which this is No.167. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Freemasonry: Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, etc., Derived from Official Records throughout the World. (4 Volume Set)

      John C. Yorston & Co., Publishers 1885 - Volume 1-2, 1985; Volume 3-4, 1989. Cobalt blue cloth covered boards with heavily embossed typography and gilt illustrations to the covers with gilt inlay, bright red-stained edges. The title page of the first volume is printed in elaborate script of gold, blue and red. vol. 1, 380pp; vol 2, 374pp.; vol 3, 449pp.; vol. 4, 699pp. Each of the four volumes has an inscription and an official Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge library book plate to the front paste-down endpaper that reads as follows: "Presented to The Mt. Hood Lodge / by / Brother Fred H. Downes, / July 1, 1959 / 4 Volumes" The first volume of the set has an additional note with the inscription: "To my friends, / Fred and Nell Downes / From-- / Helen Cameron" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      Longman's, Green and Co., London, England 1885 - 101 pp. 5" x 7.5". Original blue cloth covers are rubbed with bumping to spine extremities and corners. Gilt titling on spine with apostrophe shaped like a "7". Publisher's logo in gilt in upper left corner of front cover. Endpapers are tanned. Contains 64 poems with dedicatory poem "To Alison Cunningham". Untrimmed pages. Gilt to top edge of pages. A splendid copy of one of the most important works of children's literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Son altesse la femme.

      Paris: A. Quantin Small folio (27.5 cm; 11" ). [2] ff., [i]–xii, 312 pp., 2 l. illus. (part col.). 1885 Definitely this work was created by a bibliophile for fellow lovers of the book. When this work appeared, Uzanne (1852–1931) was in full stride as a leader of the Paris circle of men and women interested in handsomely illustrated, printed, and bound works of literature. In 1880 he launched Miscellanées bibliographiques and, soon after Son altesse la femme appeared. he introduced the influential periodicals Le Livre, Le Livre moderne, and L'Art et l'Idée. In 1889, he took part in the creation of a publishing company, the "League of Contemporary Bibliophiles." He counted among his friends the artists Jean Lorrain, Barbey d'Aurevilly, and Remy de Gourmont. Son altesse la femme essays most satirically the position of women in society from the medieval to the author's time. The chapters are: Le vray mirouer de sorcellerie, La mie du poete, La précieuse, La caillette, La citoyenne française, Les galanteries du directoire, Sous la restauration, L'amour aux champs, La parisienne moderne, and Mulieriana. The work was limited to 100 copies, all printed on Japan vellum. It has an engraved vignette on the black and red printed title, small illustrations or vignettes on 50 text pages, 11 vignette borders or headpieces (three of them in color, 10 of them in an => extra state), and 10 tipped-in color plates. The illustrations are by Henri Gervex, J.A. Gonzalès, L. Kratké, Albert Lynch, Adrien Moreau, and Félicien Rops. Binding: Full red crushed morocco with five raised bands. Covers with a triple-rule gilt border; spine gilt extra with gilt beading on bands. Triple gilt fillet on board edges. Wide turn-ins richly tooled in gilt and with cream and blue leather inlays that are also gilt-tooled. Blue silk pastedowns and free endpapers. Marbled paper fly-leaves. All edges gilt. => Binding signed "David." Provenance: Red leather bookplate of Cortlandt Field Bishop, the famed collector of the early 20th century and, at one time, owner of the TWO most important auction galleries in NY/USA. => Original full-color wrappers bound in. Uncut copy. Bound as above with original wrappers bound in. Light refurbishment of front joint (outside). => A fabulous copy.

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        Servitude et grandeur militaires. ?Bibliothèque artistique?.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles et librairie Lemerre, M DCCC LXXXV, (Imprimé par D. Jouaust et J. Sigaux 1885, - gr. in-8vo, (24.5x17 cm), 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + 2 portraits différents + VII (Avertissement) (+1 bl.) + 1 portrait (tirage avant-la-lettre d?Alfr. de Vigny) + 287 p. (+1), ornements bandeaux, lettrines et cul-de-lampe par Giacomelli + 12 eaux-fortes hors-texte gravées par Champollion d'après des dessins de Julien le Blant, grand papier non rogné, exemplaire sans rousseurs (sauf sur la brochure d?origine), un des 20 exemplaires sur papier Whatman (page 1/2 avec filigrane) dont les gravures s?y trouvent en double épreuve, reliure en d.-maroquin rouge, dos richement orné or avec auterur, titre et date en bas du dos, plat couvert de papier dominoté, superbes pages de garde en papier fantaisie, couverture de la brochure orig. conservée (ceci avec rousseurs (taches), tête doré. (Reliure signé V. Champs). Bel exemplaire. Exemplaire deluxe sur Whatman, papier frais, sans rousseurs, dans une elégante reliure de Victor Champs (1844-1912), dont les ?reliures pour bibliophiles sont recherchées pour la bonne tenue de leurs corps d'ouvrage et le fini du travail. ?Champs, le roi de la demi-reliure au XIXe siècle? (Deville).DeLuxe edition. Drawings by Julien le Blant, etched by Champollion. Lovely edition, finely bound by V. Champs, of De Vigny's epic historical novel, examing the contradictions of military life. First published in 1835. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Fléty p. 41; Deville II/41. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Chess Eccentricities

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1885 [4]+xvi+196p with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in cream stiff boards with black lettering to spine and red and black lettering and pictorial to cover. (Betts: 55-3). First edition.Contents: Chess for four players (rules; correspondence resulting from the publication of the author's "Four Handed Chess", 1881, concerning points of play; varieties of Four Handed Chess with rules varying from those given by him 1881). Chess for three players (varieties of Three Handed Chess with descriptions, rules of play). Chess for two players (varieties of play in ordinary chess: the old games as played in India, Syria, Arabia, Hindustan, Tibet, Burma, Java, Borneo, China; the Small, or Old chess; Persian chess; the Double Chess game; varietes of placing the pieces; varieties of boards; varieties with additional pieces, such as the Courier Game, The Emperor's Game, The Arabic Game, Full Chess Game, Turkish Chess). Chess for six players, eight players and other oddities of the chess board.Condition:Corners bumped, edge wear, re-backed, boards rubbed and faded, new label. A good to very good copy.

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        Large Game Shooting

      Calcutta and London: Thacker Spink, 1885. First O'Brien A 261. Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. Thibet, the Himalayas, and Northern India. Colonel Kinloch probably spent as much time as any sport hunter pursuing Indian big game animals. He is the author of four books on the subject of which this is the third extensive volume. 237 pp, ill, (including photogravures) folding map in rear. A compilation of his earlier volumes. Incl chapters on hunting tiger, panther, bear, ibex and other game. Covers over 30 species of game animals (one per chapter) with chapters on rifles, sporting equipment, traveling hints, etc. Almost near fine (end paper is separated but hinge is firm. In original gilt and stamped pictorial cloth. Beveled boards. Gilt sharp and bright. All of Kinloch's books are lovely to look at and good to read.

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        Citizen Extra. Ottawa, Saturday, May 6th. [1885]. Riel Captured. - A Prisoner inMiddleton's Camp. - He Makes a Dash for Freedom. - But is Caught by theScouts.- Special to The Citizen. Clarke.s (sic) Crossing, May 16th - Itwas ascertained that Riel and som

      Ottawa. The Citizen. [1885].. 8vo, 21x 12cm,single sheet, on newsprint, the trim is not square which is fairly commonfor the period, fragile but sound, fine, very rare. (cgc) A special newsrelease, supplement handbill, issued shortly after Riel's capture byBoulton's Scouts on May 15, 1885. No references located. Not in Amicus,WorldCat, LC, BM, Peel, Lande, TPL, UT, A&E, no Auction records, etc.etc. Includes: Related Rebellion Ephemera. Newspaper clipping:"Interesting Letter From a Young Quebecer in the North-West". N.p. 1885.A letter from an unnamed newspaper giving an eyewitness report of theBattle of Batoche, dated Batoche Crossing, May 12, 1885. The clipping issigned "Willie"and is in a torn envelope with handwritten note: "WillieChaloner's Letter". .

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        Lyrical Poems. In an exquisite contemporary morocco extra Ramage binding.

      London: Macmillan, 1885. First edition thus. 1 of 500 Large Paper copies. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 270-pages. Bound by Ramage (stamp-signed on lower turn-in) in contemporary full crimson crushed morocco, with gilt borders enclosing a broad frame of tan intricately gilt morocco with gilt ornamented blue morocco entrelacs, within which is a gilt-bordered crimson field with gilt foliate corner pieces. Raised bands. Spine compartments repeat the gilt frame, the entrelacs however in tan morocco gilt. Broad turn-ins with gilt decorations and circular tan morooco inlays, enclosing a full panel of crushed blue morocco, this with intricate gilt outer border, the free endpapers being of floral gilt decorated brown silk, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some rubbing to joints and a trifle to raised bands but overall an exquisite Ramage binding in very good condition. Inscription "Mrs. Joseph Turner 1888" on verso of front free endpaper.

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        Handbuch der Petrefaktenkunde und Atlas zm Handbuch der Petrefaktenkunde.

      Tübingen, Laupp, 1885 - VIII, 1239; 100 Tafeln nebst Erklärung Einband berieben, bestoßen. Beim Textband mit längerem Riß am Rücken, beim Atlasband mit teilweisem Rückenabriß. Besitzerstempel auf Vorsatz. Gelegentlich etwas fleckig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand. "Friedrich August (von) Quenstedt (* 9. Juli 1809 in Eisleben; † 21. Dezember 1889 in Tübingen) war ein deutscher Geologe, Paläontologe, Mineraloge und Kristallograph. Friedrich August Quenstedt war der Sohn eines ehemaligen preußischen Feldwebels, der später Gendarm in Westfalen und zuletzt Lazarettverwalter in Halberstadt war und 1815 an Flecktyphus starb. Seine Mutter war die Tochter eines Försters aus Neinstedt. Nach dem Tod des Vaters wuchs er bei seinem Onkel auf, der ihm den Besuch des Gymnasiums in Eisleben ermöglichte. Er studierte ab 1830 in Berlin bei Christian Samuel Weiss „Geognosie" und Mineralogie und hatte auch Kontakte zu Leopold von Buch. Er hörte auch Vorlesungen bei Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel und pflegte diesen 1831 im Rahmen des studentischen Pflegedienstes am Vorabend seines Todes an der Cholera. Ein Studienfreund war der Astronom Johann Gottfried Galle. 1833 wurde er Kustos bei Weiss und hielt erste Vorlesungen in Berlin. 1835 erfolgte eine erste wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichung und 1836 wurde er mit einer paläontologischen Arbeit über Nautiloide promoviert (De notis nautilearum primariis) und 1837 habilitierte er sich in Berlin. Im Jahre 1837 übernahm er den neu geschaffenen Lehrstuhl für Mineralogie und Geognosis an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Er begründete damit die noch junge Geologie als eigenständigen Wissenschaftszweig im Königreich Württemberg. Den Lehrstuhl hatte er 52 Jahre inne. Seine Amtszeit ist als Quenstedt-Ära in die Annalen des Geologischen Institutes eingegangen. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte waren vor allem Fossilien und ihre Nutzung in der Stratigraphie. Durch eigene Aufsammlungen, aber auch durch Ankäufe, baute er in Tübingen eine bedeutende, für Forschung und Lehre geeignete Fossiliensammlung auf. 1842 zählte die Sammlung bereits 30.000 Exponate. Einen großen Anteil dazu trugen auch Öschinger Bauern bei, die für Quenstedt Ammoniten sammelten. 1842 prägte er auch den heute noch international verwendeten Begriff Stufenlandschaft. Grube, in der Quenstedt 1839 den Nusplinger Plattenkalk entdeckte Sein Hauptverdienst ist die intensive Erforschung der Juraformationen der Schwäbischen Alb. Zur geologischen Altersbestimmung verwendete er wie der Engländer William Smith Leitfossilien. Nach ihm benannt ist die Quenstedtsche Gliederung der Feinschichten des Jura, die erst 1973 von einer internationalen Gliederung abgelöst wurde. Aus seiner Feder stammt auch das paläontologische Standardwerk Der Jura, das er 1858 veröffentlichte. Bis kurz vor seinem Tod erstellte er ein umfangreiches Tafelwerk über die Ammoniten der Schwäbischen Alb. Er verstand es, durch einen unterhaltsamen Vorlesungsstil ein breites Publikum für Fossilien zu interessieren. Über Schwaben blickte er jedoch kaum hinaus. Seine Fossiliensammlung ist heute noch im Geologischen Institut der Universität Tübingen einzusehen und kann zum Vergleich eigener Funde herangezogen werden. Er war auch in Nusplingen und entdeckte den Plattenkalk. Ab 1862 war er an der Erstellung der geologischen Landesaufnahme von Württemberg beteiligt und von ihm stammen dazu im Zeitraum 1865 bis 1881 zehn Karten. Einer seiner bedeutenderen Schüler war der Paläontologe Albert Oppel. Sein Enkel Werner Quenstedt[1] (1893–1960) wirkte in den 1930er und 1940er-Jahren als Geologe und Paläontologe an der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin. Quenstedt hegte ausgesprochene Sympathien und Antipathien und ignorierte Personen, die er nicht leiden konnte. Er war ein beliebter Redner auf studentischen Versammlungen, lebte aber streng abstinent. Obwohl ihm der Vaterländische Verein für Naturkunde in Stuttgart zum 50-jährigen Amtsjubiläum als Professor bescheinigte, mit jeder Faser seines Lebens Schwabe geworden zu s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("R. F. Burton" and in Arabic).

      [London], 15. X. 1885. - 16mo. 4 pp. on bifolium with United Services Club embossed letterhead. In custom quarter morocco folder. To Colonel Montgomery, referencing the success of the "Arabian Nights": "[.] To my great astonishment The Nights has hit the public taste: it has of later years been so stuffed with goody-goody, namby-pamby Maria-Matilda that it wants 'strong meat' and by Jove it has got it. We had the pleasure of seeing my good friend Thayer here and I (unhappily) forgot to put his name down for the Athenaeum Club - London without a club is like a park without games. We are both living well under influence of beef and port (wine) and shudder at the lean flesh pots of Trieste (veal) [.]". - Burton published his famous translation of the "Arabian Nights" ("The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night") in a private printing for the Kama Shashtra Society in 1885. The private publication, by subscription only, was necessary to avoid Victorian obscenity strictures. - Reinforcement at fold, a little smudging to signatures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four Original Cabinet Card Photographs of Apache Scouts, Squaws and Bucks

      Rare set of four original cabinet card photographs, ca. 1885, by Andrew Miller, who was himself killed by Yaqui Indians in Sonora, Mexico in 1899. Each titled within the negative, photographs unmarked but Miller's studio imprint can be seen along the lower edge of the print mounts. As follows: Apache Scouts. San Carlos, Ariz.; Apache Squaws; Young Apache Bucks in Winter; Giant Cactus of Ariz. Each 4.25 x 6.5 inches, edges in gilt, a few small ink spots to lower edge of one, the final image of Giant Cactus of Arizona with the ghosted outline of the photographer's signature showing through the lower edge, overall in fine condition.

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        Cheat Mountain; or, Unwritten chapter of the late war

      A.B. Tavel. B00087RT40 Albert B. Tavel, Nashville, 1885. Hard cover, presumed first edition. A gift inscription on the front pastedown reads "Presented to Capt. Armstrong of the 8th Tenn. Regiment by his friend Capt. G. M. (illegible) of the same regiment, Fayetteville, Tenn 1888." The back two (blank) endpages are torn and partly detached and there is some soiling to the covers, otherwise Good condition. . Good.

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        Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska in Response to the Resolution of the House of Representatives of Dec. 11, 1884 Bearing the private book plate of William Healey Dall

      Washington: Government Printing Office 1885 - Washington: Government Printing Office. 1885. First Edition. 4to - 29.8cm; (iv), 695 pp.; colored frontispiece with tissue guard, folding map, twenty plates including several of Eskimos and two hand-colored, of birds, numerous plans and in-text drawings. Index. Publishers black ruled cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine - spine slightly faded with titles legible but not bright, slight wear to extremities, a very good clean copy with original tissue guards in place, no prior ownership markings and no institutional markings. The report of the expedition, under the command of First Lieutenant P.H. Ray during the years 1881-83 Ñ as part of the Expeditions of the First International Polar Year, 1882-1883. The book contains seven parts and includes a narrative and results of studies in meteorology, ethnography, natural history, magnetism and tidal motion. The War department specified that "careful attention will be given to the collection of specimens of the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms." A very detailed and very well-produced publication. "The narrative of the International Polar Expedition 1882-1883. The expedition sailed from San Francisco July 18, 1881, spent August 21-25 at Plover Bay on Chukotsk Peninsula, and reached Cape Smythe, September 8. A scientific station was maintained at Uglaamie (Utkiavi) eleven and a half miles southwest of Point Barrow, É The narrative summarizes the sea voyages and land operations with notes on ground temperatures to depth of 35 feet and use of permafrost for refrigeration, describes the destruction of the whaler "North Star" by ice floes June 1882, includes diary of an exploration by sledge to a point about 100 miles southward of Uglaamie, describes dog sledges and their use, also methods of building snow houses."ÑArctic Bibliography 14292. Provenance: Bearing the private book plate of William Healey Dall, an American naturalist, a prominent malacologist, and one of the earliest scientific explorers of interior Alaska. Dall made substantial contributions to ornithology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, physical and cultural anthropology, oceanography and paleontology. In addition he carried out meteorological observations in Alaska for the Smithsonian Institution. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FROM PARIS TO PEKING: Over Siberian Snows. A Narrative of a Journey by Sledge ov

      London 1885, Sonnenschein. Blue pictorial cloth, rebacked,. very good, 15 b.w. engravings, 428p., with supplement, minor. edge wear, new endpapers, else solid. FIRST EDITION. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE THROUGH CENTRAL ASIA TO CHINA... This is an exciting primary source covering the author's exceptionally long trek: Paris-Pekin. The long laborious road, through the isolated and desolate lands, dry deserts, pirates, Irkutsk, escape of exiles, Lake Baikal, Kiachta, Maimatchin, Urga and the Mongols, caravan across the Gobi desert. Entry to China via the Great Wall, Tchah-Tao to Pekin, arrival at the Legation, and the sea at last ! A fascinating account of an impossible journey ! * 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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        Jahresbericht über die Leistungen und Fortschritte in der gesammten Medicin. (Fortsetzung von Canstatt's Jahresbericht). Unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Gelehrten unter Special-Redaction von E. Gurlt und A. Hirsch.

      August Hirschwald, Berlin 1867-1885. - ca. 600 S. je Halbjahresband, 14 Jahrgänge in jeweils 2 Halbjahresbänden für die Jahre 1866, 1867 sowie 1873 bis 1884. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 34000 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheksexemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit kleinem unscheinbarem Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, Rücken teils leicht verblichen, unteres Kapital von Jahrgang 2/2 etwas lädiert, Papier leicht gebräunt, sonst sauberes Exemplar, Jahrgänge 1, 2 und 8-19 in 24 Bänden (2 Halbjahresbände je Jahrgang),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BASTIEN LEPAGE. SA VIE ET SES OEUVRES 1848-1884

      Galeries des artistes modernes; Ludovic Baschet éditeur, Paris 1885 - A Cura: F.G. Dumas . Edizione: Première édition . Pagine: 36+20 tavole . Illustrazioni: Molte illustrazioni in bianco e nero in rilievo e 20 tavole a tutta pagina protette da velina (una velina manca di un angolo inferiore) . Formato: in folio . Rilegatura: Grosso cartonato telato verde con dorso in pelle verde oliva. Titoli in oro al piatto superiore . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Formato del volume cm. 45 per 32. Jules Bastien Lepage fu artista francese nativo del Verdun, acquisì notorietà solo dopo i venticinque anni: ritrattista e amante delle scene e dei personaggi rurali con stile vicino al realismo fiammingo. Bellissimo volume d'arte, le tavole sono molto fresche e anche le pagine interne godono di un bellissimo stato conservativo. In particolare merita attenzione l'opera qui descritta come LES FOINS conosciuta anche come LA FIENAGIONE, che esplica tutta la vita rurale dei tempi. Tale opera oggi è conservata ed esposta al Louvre. Altre sue oper sono conservate al Metropolitan museum. Interessanti anche le prime pagine di critica, dove vengono riprodotti i disegni preparatori. Particolarmente prolifica la sua produzione artistica, tenuto conto che morì alla giovane età di 36 anni.Foto disponibili . Collana: Maitres Modernes . Note epoca: Non datato ma desunto.

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        Traité de l'électricité et du magnétisme

      1885 - 2 volumes in-8, XX-578 pages Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1885-89, , 2 volumes in-8, XX-578 pages et 1 planche + et [4]-651-[1] pages et 1 planche, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, Première édition française, ornée de 2 planches et de nombreuses figures sur bois dans le texte ou à pleine page. Ouvrage très important de Maxwell (publié pour la première fois à Oxford en 1873) à qui l'on doit la théorie électromagnétique de la lumière. Coiffes supérieures arasées, dos légèrement frotté. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les déliquescences poèmes décadents d'Adoré Floupette

      Vanier said second edition and print completed as of June 20, 1885, one of 50 numbered copies on Holland paper and justified by Lion valve only leading copies. Lion Vanné (Léon Vanier) Byzance (Paris) 1885 11x17cm relié

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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. Demi-chagrin de l\'epoque, dos decores. *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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Rosenbuch Rosenlexikon Rosen

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        Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands (Seven Volumes)

      London: R. H. Porter First published in series by subscription from 1885 to 1897, and now bound into seven volumes. Collated and complete with 421 color illustrations. Engraved frontispiece in Volume I. Half bound in dark green Moroccan leather and cloth, by Zaehnsdorf. Raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering and decorations. Top edge is gilded. Marbled end leaves. Book plate of Walter Rutherford Peterson on front paste downs, though detached and missing from Volume I and detached and laid in Volume IV. Inked name of James Frank Peters on the first blank page after free end leaf of all volumes. Volume I has the front paper wrap cover of Part I, October, 1885, bound in at rear, and Volume VII has the front paper wrap cover of Part XXXVI bound at the rear. All volumes show slight spine lean. Leather over spine is faded to a dark brown, though remains very attractive. Covers show a few scuffs and light rubbing, with one larger scuff in the leather of the top cover on Volume VII. Scattered, light, foxing throughout, mostly on edges, though affecting a few of the plates. Color plates of the Marsh Warbler in Volume III and of the Coot in Volume IV have both stuck to adjacent pages just a little, resulting in some roughness of the illustration. Volumes all remain solid and tight. Despite the fading on the spine, the set shows very well and remains a draw on the shelf. . First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by A. Thorburn; J. G. Keulemans; and G. E. Lodge.

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        Sammlung ausgewählter Schriften. Ausgewählte Schriften (15 Bände, Band 1, 2, 3 , 4, 5, 6, 7, (Bd. 8 fehlt) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, alle Bände enthalten mehrere Einzel-Bändchen).

      Münster : Aschendorff, 1885 - 1917. 2.-13. Aufl., getrennte Zählung, ca. 120-170 S. je Bändchen, 18 cm, gebundene Ausgaben, Zustand: 2.-13. Aufl., 1885 - 1917 , altersentsprechend mäßige Gebrauchsspuren, etwas berieben und bestossen, teils etwas altersfleckig in den Vorsätzen, sonst altersgemäß gute Erhaltung. Altdeutsch / Frakturschrift; Sammlung ausgewählter Schriften. Ausgewählte Schriften (15 Bände, Band 1, 2, 3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, (Bd. 8 mit den Bändchen 34-37 fehlt) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) , Aus dem Flämischen , Bd. 1: Geschichte des Grafen Hugo von Craenhove und seines Freundes Abusaragus. Das Wunderjahr (1566). Der Löwe von Flandern (1. bis 3. Teil) , Bd. 2: Abendstunden (1. u. 2. Teil) , Drei Erzählungen: Siska von Roosemael. Was eine Mutter leiden kann. Wie man Maler wird (mit Holzschnitten); Lambert Hensmanns. Der Rekrut. Bd. 3: Der arme Edelmann. Der Bauernkrieg : historisches Gemälde aus dem 18. Jahrhundert (1. u. 2. Teil) , Der Geizhals. Bd. 4: Baas Gansendonck. Chlodwig und Chlothilde : historische Erzählung aus dem 5. Jahrhundert (1. -3. Teil) , Bd. 5: Jacob van Artevelde (1.-3. Teil) , Mutter Jacob. Bd. 6: Der Geldteufel : Zeitgemälde (1. u. 2. Teil), Batavia : historisches Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert (1.-3. Teil) , Bd. 7: Simon Turchi : oder Die Italiener in Antwerpen; historisches Gemälde aus dem 16. Jahrhundert (1.- 3. Teil) , Der junge Doctor (1.-3. Teil) , Bd. 9: Die Bürger von Darlingen : ein Sittengemälde in zwei Zeiträumen (1. u. 2. Teil) , Das Goldland (1.-2. Teil), Bd. 10: Der Bürgermeister von Lüttich : ein historisches Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert (1.-2. Teil), Valentin : eine Geschichte aus unserer Zeit (1.-2. Teil) , Die Einbildungskrankheit : Eine Geschichte unserer Tage , Bd. 11: Lebenslust (1.-2. Teil), Die Kerle von Flandern : ein geschichtlicher Roman aus dem 12. Jahrhundert (1.-2. Teil), Bd. 12: Eine Null zu viel ; Antwerpensches Sittengemälde. König Oriand ; eine Vlämische Heldensage. Das Glück, reich zu sein ; Erzählung. Eine Stimme aus dem Grabe - Ein Opfer der Mutterliebe. Der Bahnwärter. Bd. 13: Der Kaufmann von Antwerpen (1. u. 2. Teil) , Mutterliebe, Erzählung. Die Dorf-Plage. Bravo und Lieschen. Bd. 14: Der Minnesänger ; eine Volkssage aus dem Mittelalter. Der Onkel von Felix Rohbeck : Skizzen, dem Leben entnommen (1.-2. Teil) , Der Schatz von Der Felix Rohbeck : Skizzen, dem Leben entnommen (1.-2. Teil) , Bd. 15: Die Wahl des Herzens ; historische Erzählung. Die Gerechtigkeit des Herzogs Karl. Eine verworrene Geschichte ; Dorfgeschichte. Die beiden Freunde ; Erzählung. Das Übel der Zeit, Erzählung. Bd. 16: Everhard T\'Serclaes, historisches Zeitgemälde aus dem XIV. Jahrhundert (1.-2. Teil) , Geld und Adel : eine Erzählung aus unserer Zeit (1.-2. Teil) , Ein Duell und seine Folgen Versand D: 5,90 EUR Heinrich Conscience , Sammlung ausgewählter Schriften , Ausgewählte Schriften , Werke, Klassiker , Historische Romane , Erzählungen, Geschichte des Grafen Hugo von Craenhove und seines Freundes Abusaragus , Das Wunderjahr (1566) , Der Löwe von Flandern , Baas Gansendonck, Chlodwig und Chlothilde , Jacob van Artevelde , Mutter Jacob , Der Geldteufel , Batavia , Der Bürgermeister von Lüttich , Bravo und Lieschen , Mutterliebe

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Marburg, 11. VII. 1885. - 8vo. 4 pp. Mit eigenh. Kuvert. Humorvolle Geburtstagsgrüße an seine Enkeltochter Hanni Fichtner in Atzgersdorf bei Wien: „[ ] zur Erinnerung schicke ich Dir dieses kleine Stückel Geld, mögest Du dabei auch an Deinen Dich innigst liebenden Großvater gedenken [ ] arm, denn er muß wirklich immer mit der zerrissenen Hose herumgehen, zwar ist sie es nicht so wie damals in Lundenburg, sondern nur so: [mit einer Zeichnung seiner zerissenen Hose] [ ]" [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) Scene: The Mississippi Valley Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. 1st American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket as issued. VERY GOOD TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION AND FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Bright gold accents to black pictorial front cover and spine over green cloth. Tight, clean and square binding. Tight joints and hinges. Straight spine. Frontispiece drawing of Huckleberry Finn by E.W. Kemble; frontispiece portrait of Twain's bust sculpted by Karl Gerhardt; illustrated throughout with an additional 173 charming black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Smooth, pale peach page block generally clean and unmarred with no bookplate, annotations, salient marks, tears or folds; no loose pages. Entirely original in unrepaired condition. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered Twain's masterpiece: a vivid depiction of people and daily life along the Mississippi River. Huck narrates, in Southern antebellum vernacular, his adventures with runaway slave, Jim, as they raft their way to freedom. Traditional points by BAL, Johnson, Blanck and McBride have proven inconclusive due to the random nature of electrotype printing. Our copy has all of only three first printing points: "Decided" on page 9, "88" on page 13 and "with the was" on page 57. Our desirable first state tissued frontispiece, with cloth and Heliotype credit, has no relation to printing order. Bindings of leather, blue cloth to match Tom Sawyer, and green cloth also have no relation to printing order. (MacDonnell, Collecting Mark Twain, IV. Huck Finn Among the Issue-Mongers) 1885 stated. 8vo (8 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in.); 366 pp. Extremities lightly worn; graceful 1885 signature; scattered small stains; last few leaves lightly foxed; sturdy hinge with paper tears; trace of blind-stamped name of signer. Well-preserved first American edition and first illustrated edition of this defining novel of American literature.

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        Det kommunistiske Manifest. (i.e. "The Communist Manifesto").

      København (Copenhagen), 1885. 4to. In contemporary half calf with gilt lettering to spine. In "Socialistisk Bibliotek" ("Socialist Library"). Entire volume 1-3 offered. With wear to extremities, otherwise a fine and clean copy. Pp. 1-20. [Entire volume: 296, (4), IV, 122, (6), 172 pp.].. First Danish translation, second impression, of Marx' and Engels' groundbreaking and revolutionary work of communist propaganda, "undoubtedly the most widespread, the most international production of all Socialist literature, the common platform acknowledged by millions of working men from Siberia to California", (Preface to the 1888-edition, p. 3). Being the first collected edition, the present publication is traditionally regarded as being the first published Danish translation (the first issue was presumably published the year before in installments). The present publication states "1885" on the title-page but could very well have been published by the end of 1884. (Andréas p. 113).At the general election in 1884 in Denmark, the Social Democratic Party gained its first two MPs, which was pivotal in a process in which many workers became politically active.This suggested a conscious stance of the class struggle which resulted in many workers joining the unions and the Social Democratic Party. The general sentiment was that only a comprehensive and unified workforce on the labor market could create the needed material progress. Realizing this, a need for theoretical insight with knowledge of the socialist principles rose, culminating in the party's proclamation: "Everything important in the socialist literature should be translated and published!" The first consequence of this was the Danish translation of 'The Communist Manifesto" and later the translation of "The Capital". "Admitted by every serious student of society to be one of the outstanding political documents of all time - the "Manifesto of the Communist Party" outlined the main positions of Marxism as a theory of history, a criticism of Socialist doctrine and a programme of revolutionary Action" (Printing and The Mind of Man: 326). "Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei" was first published in London in German in 1848 by commission of the second congress of the Communist League, which consisted mainly of exiled Germans living in London. "The revolutionary upsurge in Europe owed nothing to the 'Manifesto'; but the panic-stricken authorities found its subversive sentiments a good excuse for action against its authors. Marx and his wife were arrested and expelled from Belgium. Later the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Marx's principal organ of expression, was suppressed in Cologne, the final issue being defiantly printed in red, and Marx himselfwas expelled in turn from Germany and France. He then emigrated to England, where he spent the rest of his life - much of it in the reading room of the British Museum." (Printing and The Mind of Man: 326).Although the preface of the first edition of the Communist Manifesto states that it has been translated into several different languages (English, French, Italian, Dutch, Danish) which should all have appeared the same year, none of them actually did. Not a single copy of any of these alleged translations has ever appeared and it is evident that, although some of them had been prepared as early as 1848, they only came out years later (the first of them being the English, 1850). Andréas no. 174.PMM 326 (The first edition)

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        The Fables of La Fontaine.Translated into English Verse by Walter Thornbury. With Three HundredIllustrations by Gustave Dore and One Hundred Etchings by Famous FrenchEtchers.

      New York, London, Paris and Melbourne. Cassell & Company. N.d.c. [1885]. folio, 30cm, "edition de luxe", In Two volumes, lxiv,(320)& 757pp., frontis, 100 engraved plates on heavy stock paper, with tissueguards & over 300 text and half page illustrations, floral decoratedendpapers, in the original pebbled red cloth, paper spine labels, someleaves uncut, a fine set. (cgc) An exceptionally illustrated edition ofLa Fontaine's collection of 237 fables first published in 1668. Thisedition illustrated by Dore first appeared from 1867 to 1870, publishedin 37 parts. The de luxe edition includes all 37 parts with an extensiveessay on the life and works of Jean de la Fontaine by French critic,Nicholas Geruze (1799-1865). Also included is La Fontaine's "Life ofAesop, the Phrygian", his dedication to the Dauphin, the grandson ofLouis XIV and his original Preface. Of particular note are themagnificent engraved plates with etchings by French artist, Jean BaptisteOudry (1686-1755) and engraved by Cochin, Sornique, Ouvrier, Tardieu andothers.. Hardcover.

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        HAND BOOK OF PRACTICAL GARDENING DESIGNED FOR CITY AND SUBURBAN RESIDENCES, AND COUNTRY SCHOOL-HOUSES, CONTAINING DESIGNS FOR LOTS AND GROUNDS, FROM A LOT 30 x 100 FEET TO A 40 ACRE PLOT

      Rochester: D.M. Dewey, Horticultural Books, 1885. Original publisher's brown cloth, spine and front board gilt. Binding slightly soiled. Ownership stamp to head of titlepage. Text block beginning to spring, very light age toning. A good copy. The second edition, "enlarged and improved," of this thoroughly practical work aimed at "the plain, common- sense man" interested in both gaining personal pleasure and increasing the value of his real estate by planned landscaping. The plates in this edition are further captioned "Drawn for Elliott's Landscape Gardening." McGrath only lists the 1881 edition, but neither edition is in Bennett. McGRATH, p.192 (1881 ed). REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 71 (1877 ed).

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        Im Reiche des Weissen Elephanten

      White Lotus, Leipzig 1885 - Im Reiche des Weissen Elephanten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANA. 2 Tomos

      - Traducción del Padre Isla. Anotada por Adolfo de Castro. Prólogo de Manuel Cañete. Barcelona. Espasa y C.º Edits. s/f. (1885 ?). 36x26 cm. T. I, 1 h. con dedicatoria impresa, firma + portada montada con cromolitografía + portada + XLIII págs. de prólogo + 2 h. + 595 págs. 2 h. índices + 14 láms. montadas con Oleográficas a color + grabados en comienzo de capítulos y grandes letras capitulares * T. II, 636 págs. 3 h. de índices + 16 láms. montadas con Oleográficas a color + grabados en comienzo de los capítulos y grandes letras capitulares. Los grabados son de: Barrant, M. Pujadas, Fusté. Texto recuadrado, las láms. con papel protector. Gran holandesa, puntas piel, nervios, tres tejuelos por tomo, hierros dorados, guardas de seda, corte superior dorado. Edición Monumental y exquisita. Completa de todas las láminas. # literatura [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOYAGES, TRAFFIQUES, AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION

      Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid, 1885. Quarto. Each part bound in stiff vellum as issued to original subscribers. A few parts with spotting and discoloration, but mostly fine. A fine edition of Hakluyt limited to 100 copies on sumptuous large paper. The greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigation to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and a primary source for early New World exploration. Includes accounts of Hariot, Frobisher, Gilbert, the Zenos brothers, Cartier, Raleigh, Laudonnière, Coronado, Drake, and many, many others.

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        Voyage du haut Mandarin KA-LI-KO et de son fidele secretaire PA-TCHOU-LI.

      Paris Jules Levy Libraire-Editeur 2 rue Antoine Dubois () 1885 - Roter farbig illustrierter O-Ganzleineneinband, Einband im Rand fleckig, Widmung auf Vorsatz, Seiten sauber, Buchblock etwas gelockert, Rundumgoldschnitt, (32) unpaginierte Tafeln mit ganzseitigen farbig handkolorierten Holzschnitten und Text, Größe: 25,7 x 19,1 cm. - - - Das hier vorliegende in frischen Farben kolorierte Werk von Mouel wurde von Gillot gestochen und gezeichnet von Paul Souze. Der Druck erfolgte in der Typographie A. Laure.

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        Eighd. Signatur auf s/w Cabinettphotographie. [Hochformat, ca. 16,5 x 11,2 cm].

      Guigoni & Bossi,, Milano (Mailand), 1885 - Milano (Mailand), Guigoni & Bossi, o. J. [um 1885?]. Mit dem Prägestempel "Proprieta Riservata". - Rückw. Bleistift-Notiz ("Die herrliche Duse"), Gbrsp., eine Ecke bestossen. - M. Guigoni & E. Bossi leiteten ein Portätstudio am Corso Victor Emanuele 13, welche sich auf Kinderporträts, Persönlichkeiten der Musikszene und Politiker spezialisiert hatte. Sie kaufen das Fotostudio von Icilio Calzolari 1888 für 30.000 Lire, und produzierten Cartes des Visites, Cabinettphotographien und Silberabzüge. International bekannte Schauspieler, Sänger, und Komponisten, die nach Mailand kamen, um an der Scala und anderen Theatern aufzutreten, liessen sich in dem Studio ablichten: so auch Giacomo Puccini, Nellie Melba, Joseph Joachim, Eleonore Duse und Pietro Mascagni. Sie waren bis in die zwanziger Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts tätig. (Zitat) - Duse, (1858 - 1924), war als "Die Duse" neben Sarah Bernhardt und Mrs. Patrick Campbell eine der großen Theaterschauspielerinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ihr Spiel war subtil und wenig theatralisch und gilt als wegweisend für das Moderne Theater. Gegen Ende 1883 bot der sizilianische Schriftsteller Giovanni Verga Cesare Rossi die Inszenierung des Volksstücks "Cavalleria rusticana" an; Vergas Novelle diente später als Vorlage für Pietro Mascagnis gleichnamige Oper "Cavalleria rusticana" (1890). Im Gegensatz zum konservativen Rossi begeisterte sich die progressive Eleonora Duse sofort dafür und übernahm spontan die Rolle des Bauernmädchens „Santuzza". Die Uraufführung am 14. Januar 1884 in Turin wurde ein großer Erfolg für das Schauspielerensemble und die Duse. Am 11. Mai 1884 gastierte die Gruppe in Mailand. Wegen ihres großen Könnens wurde Eleonora Duse, so wie ihr nachfolgend weitere große Darstellerinnen wie zum Beispiel die Garbo, bereits zu Lebzeiten überschwänglich „die Göttliche" genannt. George Bernard Shaw, selbst Theaterkritiker, stellte sie, nachdem er ihre Interpretation der „Kameliendame" gesehen hatte, sogar über ihre Rivalin Sarah Bernhardt. Sie wurde von zahlreichen Malern, unter anderen auch Franz von Lenbach und John Singer Sargent, verewigt und von Schriftstellern wie Rainer Maria Rilke, dem sie 1912 in Venedig begegnete, und dessen Freund Hugo von Hofmannsthal verehrt. Als erster Frau widmete ihr das Time Magazine am 30. Juli 1923 zur Vorankündigung ihrer Amerikatournee eine Titelgeschichte. (Zitat) Italienisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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