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        King Solomon's Mines

      Cassell and Company, Limited, London,, 1885. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, dark green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. With a folding map. A minor tear to the map and some light foxing. A fine copy. First edition, first issue. With all the textual misprints: p.10, "Bamamgwato"; p.122 3rd line up, "let twins to live"; p.307 footnote, last line, "Wrod." Surprisingly scarce in the correct state.

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        Dianshizhai Pictorial 點石齋画報

      Shanghai, China. Shenbao. 1885. Booklet, bound Chinese style with folded sheets, 5 single page black and white woodcut illustrations, 7 black and white woodcut illustrations spanning two sheets, 3 pages of Chinese text, 10 1/4 x 6 inches, printed paper wrappers. On the first sheet is written in pencil "No. 55 27th October 1885." Fading and light wear to the wrappers, four tiny wormholes, overall very good condition. A single issue of the Chinese periodical "Dianshizhai Pictorial" which was a Chinese magazine founded by Ernest Major published in Shanghai between 1884 and 1898. "The educated Chinese writers and editors that Major hired to produce the paper proudly announced that the paper's purpose was not only to transmit news, but to allow for the expression of "public opinion" or even, by the eve of the overthrow of the Qing dynasty, to be "the mouth of the citizenry...It was the combination of the written text and the striking visuals, however, that made the Dianshizhai Pictorial so appealing to a broader audience than even its parent Shenbao." ("The Dianshizhai Pictorial and Print Culture in Shanghai" at brown dot edu).

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        THE DIVINE COMEDY

      London: Longman, Green, and Co, 1885. This animated binding is unsigned, but is clearly the work of a skilled craftsman and talented designer--perhaps one who studied with one of the great English binders and teachers of the period. The rose leaf tools and heart-shaped leaves are familiar components of the Arts & Crafts style, but the flowers here are daisies and tulip-like buds rather than the Tudor roses more commonly seen. The onlays are myriad (nearly 500 total), and required hours of painstaking work. The text here is a line-for-line translation of the Italian classic, with the terza rima form of the original preserved.. 212 x 135 mm. (8 x 5"). lxxvi, 390 pp., [1] leaf. Translated by James Innes Minchin. ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY BURGUNDY CRUSHED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE, covers with ornate floral border of repeating sprays of gilt flowers and leaves, central panel gilt with twining floral vines, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central daisy radiating sprigs of leaves, turn-ins with double gilt rules flanking a row of inlaid green calf circlets, gilt daisies at corners, all edges gilt. A whisper of wear to joints, minor foxing to first and last quires, otherwise a fine copy, clean and bright inside and out, and with almost no signs of use. This animated binding is unsigned, but is clearly the work of a skilled craftsman and talented designer--perhaps one who studied with one of the great English binders and teachers of the period. The rose leaf tools and heart-shaped leaves are familiar components of the Arts & Crafts style, but the flowers here are daisies and tulip-like buds rather than the Tudor roses more commonly seen. The onlays are myriad (nearly 500 total), and required hours of painstaking work. The text here is a line-for-line translation of the Italian classic, with the terza rima form of the original preserved.

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        On the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands

      London , 1885. Paperback. UsedGood. On the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Fort Defiance, Arizona and Zuni, New Mexico--Set of Eight Photographs

      - Set of 8 albumen photographs depicting images of Fort Defiance, Arizona and surrounding area, and Pueblo villages of Zuni, New Mexico. Five photographs are stamped by photographer "Cosmos Mindeleff/ Season of 1885"and titled in pen or pencil "Fort Defiance, Sam," "Upright Rocks Kiakima Ruin near Zuni N. M. ," "General View of Ft. Defiance from N (? ) E. ," "Ojo Caliente, view of house with portico occupying south end of NW cluster Zuni N. M. ," and "Toaiyolma(? ) near Zuni N. M." ; each photograph measures 9 ½"x7 ¼", and mounted 14" x 11". Two photographs titled "Sa-zgin--Black Rocks from the West" and "Standing Rock near Fort Defiance, Ariz" do not include name of photographer; photographs 7" x 9 ½", and mounted, 11" x 14". One photograph, also without photographer, has a handwritten inscription on verso "National Bridge - 3 miles south from Fort Defiance" and measures 10" x 8"with mount. Photographs are in good to very good condition; all photographs have good contrast and light silvering, all photographs have light to moderate soiling; all mounts have moderate to heavy wear and chipping to edges. Ethnologist and archaeologist, Cosmos Mindeleff, studied Pueblo architecture in the 1880's. The photographs included here are likely from his survey of the pueblos of Arizona and New Mexico for the Smithsonian Institute.

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        Report of the Lieutenant General of the Army to the Secretary of War 1885

      Government Printing Office. Hardcover. Washington, 1885. 8vo, half polished calf over marbled paper, 158 pp. A scarce title, with reports from Generals Terry and Howard. With much material on Native Americans. A fine copy with fine contents and binding, and folding chart in fine condition as well. A scarce Western document, not listed in OCLC. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1885. First Edition.

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        42 Eaux-fortes pour Illustrer les Oeuvres de Alfred de Musset Dessins de Henri Pille Gravés par Louis Monziès

      Alphonse Lemerre 1885 - 1 chemise cartonnée demi-percaline, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1884, avec 42 eaux-fortes sur papier de hollande Rare exemplaire bien complet des 42 eaux-fortes, sur papier de hollande. Vicaire indique : "La librairie Lemerre a fait, pour illustrer cette édition, un tirage avec lettre des 42 eaux-fortes d'Henri Pille gravées par Louis Monziès, dans le format in-4. Cette suite a été publié à 60 fr. sur pap. de Hollande" (Vicaire, V, 1292). Bon état (rouss. sur chemise, bon état par ailleurs) Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago, A

      New York, 1885. Paperback. UsedGood. Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago, A Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Die Continuität des Keimplasma‘s als Grundlage einer Theorie der Vererbung.

      Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1885. - Oktav, private Broschur der Zeit, VI, 122 S., mit einer Textabbildung. Schmuckloser, unbetitelter Einband. Handschriftliche Nummer auf dem Deckel, insgesamt gebräunt und mit leichteren Randläsuren, die Seiten leichter randgebräunt, sonst ordentliches Exemplar. - Eine der wichtigsten Arbeiten des Arztes, Histologen und Zoologen Friedrich Leopold August Weismann (1834 – 1914), der nach Meinung von Ernst Mayr einer der bedeutendsten Evolutionstheoretiker des 19. Jahrhunderts nach Charles Darwin war und als Begründer des Neodarwinismus gilt. „It was recognized that, altho the cells of a living organism ultimately die, yet some portion of the protoplamsa of the germ cells passes on thru ovum and sperm from generation to generation. To this substance Weisman gave the name germ plasma and assigned to it the tast of carrying forward the elements of heridity" (Dibner). Dibner, 200; Norman, 2195. 500 g

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        42 Eaux-fortes pour Illustrer les Oeuvres de Alfred de Musset Dessins de Henri Pille Gravés par Louis Monziès

      1 chemise cartonnée demi-percaline, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1884, avec 42 eaux-fortes sur papier de hollande Rare exemplaire bien complet des 42 eaux-fortes, sur papier de hollande. Vicaire indique : "La librairie Lemerre a fait, pour illustrer cette édition, un tirage avec lettre des 42 eaux-fortes d'Henri Pille gravées par Louis Monziès, dans le format in-4. Cette suite a été publié à 60 fr. sur pap. de Hollande" (Vicaire, V, 1292). Bon état (rouss. sur chemise, bon état par ailleurs) Français

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        The Variation Of Animals & Plants Under Domestication Second Edition, Revised Fifth Thousand With Illustrations In Two Volumes

      London, John Murray, 1885 2nd, 5th thou.. 2 volumes. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind paneled boards. Brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Lovely bright clean cloths. Some minor rubbing to edges. Small horizontal scratch nr top of board vol.1. Some minor darkening to endpapers. Pages all remain uncut at top edges, inside pages all clean and tight throughout. 473pp. & 495pp. +32pp cat (dated Jan 1885.) 43 illustrated figures within text.

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        Matthews catalogue and price list of apparatus, materials and accessories for making and dispensing carbonated beverages

      New York: John Matthews Apparatus Co, 1885. Quarto, 104 pages. Fully illustrated. A lovely trade catalogue for this important manufacturer of bottling equipment, soda fountains, and carbonation apparatus. The fountains get progressively larger and more elaborate. Also includes siphon boxes for home delivery of soda water. edges of wrappers and one or two pages with repair, corners bumped. Some soiling throughout. In elaborately decorated printed wrappers. Good. rare. [OCLC locates just one copy in this series; Noling, page 283].

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant in 2 Volumes

      New York:: Charles L. Webster & Company,, 1885, 1886. . First Trade Printing. Two Volumes Complete. A Very Good plus tight set in green cloth bindings stamped in gold on the spine and front covers. 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 Life of the late General F. R. Chesney Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery

      W.H. Allen, London 1885 - London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1885. First edition. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 477, [2], 48 (pubs. cat.); port. frontis., one extending map of the Euphrates; some small marginal tears, else largely unopened in the original cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed. With an accompanying letter from Louisa Chesney pasted to flyleaf, presenting the book to the Turkish ambassador to London Monsieur Musurus, and with a copy of his letter in reply pasted in at rear. Francis Rawdon Chesney (1789-1872) led the 1835 expedition that investigated the navigability of the Euphrates river by crossing from the Bay of Antioch and continuing aboard two steamers, Tigris and Euphrates, to the mouth. The loss of the Tigris during a whirlwind did not diminish Chesney's opinion that the Euphrates was indeed navigable, and could thus form a stage in the overland route to India. The idea was not sanctioned by the British Government, and Chesney continued instead a military career, spending much of the 1840s in China, where he commanded the artillery at the Hong Kong Station. After his death, his widow and daughter used his extensive journals to write up the present life, this copy of which was presented by Chesney’s widow to the Turkish ambassador Kostaki Musurus (who is mentioned in the book).

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        A Book on Angling. Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch

      Bovey Tracey: The Flyfisher's Classic Library. 1996. 8vo. Publisher's dark green leather with gilt motif to upper board, gilt lettering and raised bands to spine, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, in green cloth solander box; pp. xvi + 516 + 12 [ads.], frontispiece and 16 plates, text illustrations, Sir Herbert Maxwell's 1920 introduction included as an 8 page booklet, with fly dressed by Flemming Anderson in recessed oval mount to front pastedown; fine. No. 7 of limited deluxe edition of 65. A reprint of the revised and improved fifth edition of 1880, the most complete version of this comprehensive text.

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        A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments,

      Benares [London]: Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers only,, 1885–8. Now entitled the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay upon the history of the Nights. 16 volumes, octavo (244 x 150 mm). Near-contemporary green crushed half morocco by Stikeman, green marbled paper sides, titles and decorations gilt to spines in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, red silk page marker laid-in. Title pages printed in red and black. Extra-illustrated with frontispieces and 90 plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. Binder's stamps to front free endpaper versos. Spines uniformly toned; an excellent set. First edition, the authentic Benares edition, issued in a limited subscription of 1,000 copies. Though the edition was not illustrated, this set is extra-illustrated with plates commissioned by the publishers of the several reprints of the Benares edition that appeared in the succeeding decades. This set comprises ten volumes of Arabian Nights and six Supplemental Nights. The book was not in fact published in Benares, and the Kamashashtra Society was a cover for Burton and his friend Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot. Richard Burton's celebrated translation "has become the pre-eminent English translation of the Middle Eastern classic. It is the keystone of Burton's literary reputation" (ODNB).

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        A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Now entitled the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay upon the history of the Nights.

      Benares [London]: Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers only, 1885–8 - 16 volumes, octavo (244 x 150 mm). Near-contemporary green crushed half morocco by Stikeman, green marbled paper sides, titles and decorations gilt to spines in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, red silk page marker laid-in. Binder's stamps to front free endpaper versos. Spines uniformly toned; an excellent set. Title pages printed in red and black. Extra-illustrated with frontispieces and 90 plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. First edition, the authentic Benares edition, issued in a limited subscription of 1,000 copies. Though the edition was not illustrated, this set is extra-illustrated with plates commissioned by the publishers of the several reprints of the Benares edition that appeared in the succeeding decades. This set comprises ten volumes of Arabian Nights and six Supplemental Nights. The book was not in fact published in Benares, and the Kamashashtra Society was a cover for Burton and his friend Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot. Richard Burton's celebrated translation "has become the pre-eminent English translation of the Middle Eastern classic. It is the keystone of Burton's literary reputation" (ODNB). Casada 74; Penzer pp. 114–16. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Europäische Wanderbilder. [Konvolut von 87 Heften].

      Kl.8, meist jeweils 32 - 40 S. (die Mehrfach-Nr. bis ca. 160 S.), zahlr Abb. (tlw. a. [Falt-]Taf., Karten), Meist Brosch. (19 Bde. HLwd.), Rückenkanten tlw. durchgerieben, Rückenverluste an den Kapitalen 1 Umschlag fehlt, 4 Rücken fehlen, 1 Bd. Hinterdeckel lose, 1 Bd. Bindung geplatzt oft etw. gebräunt, tlw. etw. stockfl. gesamthaft gutes, in diesem Umfang seltenes Ex. Bis auf 1 Bd. EA. - Vorhanden sind die Hefte: Nr. 3: Alfred Ceresole: Montreux Nr. 6: Thun und der Thuner-See Nr. 7: Gerber: Interlaken Nr. 9: Baden-Baden Nr. 12: Aug. Testuz: Nyon am Genfer See Nr. 13: Konstanz und seine Umgebung Nr. 14: G. Geilfus: Das Tössthal, Nr. 16: Luzern Nr. 17: S. H. M.: Byers: Florenz Nr. 19: Ragaz-Pfäfers und Umgebung Nr. 20/21: J. Hardmeyer: Mailand Nr. 22: May: Bad Kreuth Nr. 23: Perrier: Die Gruyère (Das Greyerzerland). Vom Genfersee nach dem Berner-Oberland über die neue Alpenstrasse Bulle-Boltigen Nr. 24: P. Dengler: Bad Reinerz Nr. 25: Johann Krainz: Eisenerz in der oberen Steiermark Nr. 26: Alfr. Ceresole: Vevey und seine Umgebung Nr. 28: Robert Geissler: Pyrmont Nr. 29: Heinrich Noé: Villach in Kärnten und seine Umgebung Nr. 30 - 32: J. Hardmeyer: Die Gotthardbahn Nr. 33: H. Tanner u. E. Zingg: Von Frohburg bis Waldenburg. Ein Bild aus dem Solothurner und Basler Jura Nr. 34/35: Reinhard Ortmann: Gördersdorf. Dr. Bremers Heilanstalt für Lungenkranke Nr. 38/39: Gustav Schaefer: Bad Krankenheil-Tölz im bayerischen Hochlande Nr. 43/43: O. Henne-Amrhyn: Das Vorchristliche Rom Nr. 44 - 46: Rud. Gerber: Ajaccio als Winterkurort und die Insel Corsica Nr. 49/50: Ludwig Lorbach: Bonn und seine Umgebung Nr. 51/52: W. Cubasch: Der Bürgenstock Nr. 53/54: A. Bachelin: Neuenburg und seine Umgebung Nr. 55/56: Eduard Mautner: Battaglia bei Padua Nr. 5 - 61: Heinrich Noé: Die Kärntner-Pusterthaler Bahn Nr. 73/74: Von Paris nach Bern über Dijon und Pontarlier Nr. 62 - 64: Heinrich Noé: Von Deutschland nach Italien. Die Brennerbahn vom Innstrom zum Gardasee Nr. 65 - 67: Heinrich Noé: Von der Donau zur Adria. Wien. Semmering. Trist. Abbazia Nr. 68/69: Graz Nr. 75/76: J. Hardmeyer: Der Vierwaldstättersee und seine Ufer (4. Aufl.) Nr. 77 - 80: P. Leonhardi: Konstantinopel und Umgebung Nr. 81/82: F. O. Wolf: Wallis und Chamonix. Von der Furka bis Brig Nr. 83: Josef Schrattenholz: Das National-Denkmal am Niederwald Nr. 84 - 86: Budapest. Nebst einem Anhang über die Budapester Allgemeine Landesausstellung des Jahres 1885 Nr. 87/88: Carl Pfaff: Heidelberg Nr. 92/93: Theodor Riefenstahl: Bad Driburg. Aus dem Tagebuch eines Hypochonders Nr. 94/95: F. O. Wolf: Wallis und Chamonix. II. Heft: Brig und Simplon: Nr. 99 - 102: Ders.: Do., III. Heft: Die Visperthäler Nr. 108 - 110: Ders.: Do, V. Heft: Die Thäler von Turtman und Eifisch Nr. 117 - 120: V. Barbier: Der Mont Cenis (Fréjus) Nr. 121/122: F. L. Martrer: Bad Cudowa (Provinz Schlesien). Einzige Arsen-Eisenquelle Deutschlands Nr. 123/124: Siegfried Bodenheimer: Die Höllenthalbahn Nr. 125: Friedrichshafen am Bodensee Nr. 130/131: J. Hardmeyer: Die Brünigbahn von Luzern nach Interlaken Nr. 134/135: Wesserling und das Thal von St. Amarin Nr. 136/137: Friedrich Blau: Görlitz Nr. 138 - 140: F. O. Wolf: Wallis und Chamonix. VI. Heft: Sitten und Umgegend (Rawil, Sanetsch, Pas de Cheville und Eringerthal) Nr. 141/142: Louis Röll: Erfurt in Thüringen Nr. 143 - 146: F. O. Wolf: Wallis und Chamonix, VII. Heft: Martinach und die Dransethäler. (Der Grosse St. Bernhard) Nr. 149/150: Ders.: Do., IX. Heft: St. Maurice bis zum Genfersee (Leman) Nr. 151: Karl Siegmeth: Nach und durch Ungarn, VI. Bändchen: Die Ungarischen Ostkarpathen. Die Linien der ungarischen Nordostbahn und der ungarisch-galizischen EIsenbahn Nr. 156/157: Gastl: Der Kurort Giesshübl-Puchstein bei Karlsbad und seine Quellen Nr. 158/159: Salzbrunn in Schlesien Nr. 161 - 163: Paris Nr. 164/165: A. Imendörfer u. a.: Nach und durch Ungarn, I. Bändchen: Von Wien nach Budapest Nr. 166: Karl Siegmeth: Do., II. Bändchen: Von Oderberg nach Budapest Nr. 167 - 169: Ders.: Do., III. Bändchen: Von Wien, Oderberg und Budapest in die Hohe Tatra Nr. 170: Territet: Von zwei schweizer. Alpinisten Nr. 171: Ferdinand Krauss u. Johann Sziklay: Nach und durch Ungarn, IV. Bändchen: Durch West-Ungarn Nr. 172/173: Géta Kenedi u. Wilhelm Gerlai: Do., V. Bändchen: Von der Donau zum Quarnero Nr. 174: Johann Sziklay: Do., VII. Bändchen: Durch die Ungarische Tiefebene Nr. 175/176: F. A. Bel u. a.: Do., VIII. Bändchen: Das Siebenbürgische Hochland Nr. 180: J. Hardmeyer: Die Monte-Generosobahn Nr. 181/182: Ders.: Toggenburg und Wil Nr. 189 - 192: Fritz Ehrenberg: In die Vogesen Nr. 193/194: Ders.: Hohwald und Umgegend Nr. 195 - 197: Curstadt Franzensbad in Böhmen Nr. 206 - 208: Durch Schwaben, I. Bändchen: Stuttgart-Cannstatt-Esslingen Nr. 209: E. Zingg u. W. von Arx: Solothurn und Baselland. Bilder aus dem Jura Nr. 211 - 214: Friedr. Ebersold: Durch das Berner Oberand Nr. 215: Max Haushofer: Der Chiemsee Nr. 216/217: Durch Schwaben, II. Bändchen: Ludwigsburg-Marbach-Maulbronn Nr. 218/219: R. Pfleiderer: Do., III. Bändchen: Ulm und Oberschwaben Nr. 220 - 222: W. F. Andriessen: Amsterdam Nr. 229 - 231: Durch Schwaben, V. Bändchen: Schwäbische Alb. Urach Nr. 235: Edmund Steinacker: Nach und durch Ungarn, X. Bändchen: Das ungarische Bahnnetz der K. k. priv. Südbahngesellschaft Nr. 238: Durch Schwaben, IX. Bändchen: Ellwangen, Hall, Mergentheim Nr. 243/244: Josef Rabl. Abbazia als Winterkurort und Seebad Nr. 248/249: Genf Nr. 250: Der Kurort Bürgenstock am Vierwaldstättersee Nr. 254: J. J. Arbenz: Der Kurort Walzenhausen (Kt. Appenzell) Nr. 262: Jodsoolbad Bad-Hall in Ober-Österreich Nr. 267: Speicher-Trogen, Appenzell - Schweiz. - Johannes Weber, geboren 3.5.1846 Frastanz (Vorarlberg), gestorben 24.9.1912 Castagnola (heute Gem. Lugano), kath., von Netstal (heute Gem. Glarus). [...] Anstellung bei der Druckerei Orell Füssli in Zürich, deren Leitung er später übernahm. W. schuf hauptsächlich Ansichten von Bädern, Kuranstalten und Hotels sowie Gebirgsveduten und Panoramen. Er illustrierte die Reihen "Europ. Wanderbilder" (franz. Ausgabe "L'Europe illustrée"), "Die Alpenpost" und "Neue Alpenpost". Er malte auch Aquarelle. W.s Werk wurde 1883 an der Schweiz. Landesausstellung in Zürich und 1893 an der Weltausstellung in Chicago prämiert (HLS).

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        Huckleberry Finn

      Charles Webster 1885 - sheepskin Binding, in lovely clamshell, binding is restored,and rebacked,following earliest setting states as listed by BAL: "Him and another Man" is listed at page 88, BAL's first state; page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads ".with the was.," BAL's first state; page 155 with final 5 "stamped in" by hand (see Underhill), and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL's first state, "heliotype" imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso, p.9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides"), p.143: "I" in "Col." (line 1) missing and "b" in "body" (line 7) broken, p. 161: signature mark "11" is missing, final leaf is a blank. Very rare with this many first issue points magnificent copy in beautiful clamshell case, one of the highlights of literature. copyright date is 1884 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition, First State. 8vo, 366pp.; VG; spine dark green with yellow lettering and a yellow box with black lettering, bound in publishers decorated green cloth; some bumping and shelfwear, including board edges and head and tail of spine; some minor staining and foxing; ex libris bookplate on inside front board, a name written in blue ink right above; All common early issue points present. A full list follows: 1: Copyright notice dated 1884, title page 1885. 2: pp.13: "Him and another man" listed incorrectly at pp.88. 3: p. 57: 11 up: "with the was." 4: pp. 155, final 5 absent on page number. 5: p. 161, signature mark 11 absent. 6: Portrait frontispiece; cloth under bust visible; "Heliotype" imprint. 7: pp143. "l" missing in Col. That is part of the illustration; the word "body" has a broken b (missing the top of the letter) line 7; VR consignment; shelved case 2. Dupont.

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        Eigh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Médan 27 12 1885 - 1 1/2 Seiten, in-8 (Doppelblatt). - Schöner persönlicher Brief an eine Gruppe junger Damen, die ihn zu einem literarischen Vortrag eingeladen hatte. "Hélas! mesdemoiselles, que vous vous adressez mal! Je suis un voyageur pitoyable, et je n'ai jamais parlé en public. L'idée seule de faire une conférence suffirait à m'empêcher de quitter mon cabinet de trois mois. / Attendez donc d'être mariées, et si vos maris vous permettent de me lire, vous ferez alors ma connaissance, ce qui aura lieu toujours assez tôt, croyez-moi, car je n'ai à vous apporter que les vérités tristes de la vie. / Merci de cette sympathie qui m'arrive dans le rêve de votre jeunesse, et rêvez-moi le plus longtemps possible, ce qui est le meilleur peut-être. Emile Zola". - Faltspuren, die leere letzte Seite etwas angeschmutzt. Als kritischer Schriftsteller und Journalist war Zola auch schon vor seinem Einsatz in der Dreyfus-Affäre (1898) in vielfältiger Weise für ihm gerecht scheinende Ziele engagiert. Eine seiner Stärken lag in seiner streng geregelten Zeiteinteilung, die ihm zu täglicher konzentrierter Arbeit in seinem Heim in Médan verhalf.

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        Bertha: a story of love

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench (1885). 59pp - London: Kegan Paul, Trench (1885). 59pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire

      William Paterson, Edinburgh 1885 - [140pp] + plates. 70 mounted albumen photographs by Annan. No. 53 of a limited edition of 200 copies. Worn condition. Cover heavily rubbed with split to spine. Inner hinges cracked with some reinforcement. Plates in VG condition Blue embossed cloth over bevelled boards. Gilt titles and device on front cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1885. First Edition. Octavo; G+/No jacket; Green spine with gilt; Green cloth boards with pictorial illustration; Wear to the edges and spine; Fraying beginning at corners and along spine and edges; Some toning to pages, especially at edges; Binding sturdy; 366 pages; VW Consignment, Shelved case 2 NOTES: True first edition in green boards, with many of the most important first state points, including on page 13: "him and another man" listed incorrectly as page 88; Page 57, line 11 up: "...with the was..."; Frontispiece: cloth under bust visible & "Heliotype" imprint. Other Points: Copyright notice is bound, not tipped in; Page 283 has 'vertical fly' in illustration; Page 155 has last '5' slightly larger than other numbers. While these may indicate a second state, Ahearn notes that "Only pages 13 and 57 are important because the others were put in at random before publication, which seems to us to say that different states don't matter because they all occur before publication." Dupont.

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        The History of the Hampton Court Palace Illustrated with Autotypes, Etchings, Engravings, Maps and Plans In Three Volumes

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1885-91. The dedication copy, from the library of Queen Victoria and King George. First edition. Thick octavos, 3 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco, the spines with raised bands and gilt titles, all edges gilt. With a 3-page Autograph Letter Signed from the Author, dated July 1st, 1885, addressed to Sir Henry Ponsonby, Queen Victoria's Private Secretary, Presenting the volumes to Queen Victoria - the books are "Dedicated by Special permission to Her Most Gracious Majesty THE QUEEN Who First Granted Free and Unrestricted Admission To All Her Subjects To View The Beautiful Home Of Her Ancestors At Hampton Court." The Letter reads in full: Dear Sir Henry, I send you by this post a specially bound copy of my "History of Hampton Court Palace in Tudor Times" for presentation to the Queen, which I venture to hope Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to accept from me. - At the same time could you offer Her Majesty my most dutiful and humble thanks for her great kindness in allowing me the favour of dedicating the work to Her Majesty? Yours very sincerely, Ernest Law. P.S. If you have the specimen copy & proof sheets originally sent to you, to show the nature of the work, could you send them back to me? In addition, the endpapers of each volume bear the Royal Bookplates of King George the 5th, with the stylized GRV monogram and the Royal Crown above. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear. From the library of Mr. Stanley Williams, former Superintendent of Buckingham Palace.

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        Presentation Copy - The Life of the late General F. R. Chesney Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery.

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1885. First edition. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 477, [2], 48 (pubs. cat.); port. frontis., one extending map of the Euphrates; gilt. With an accompanying letter from Louisa Chesney pasted to flyleaf, presenting the book to the Turkish ambassador to London Monsieur Musurus, and with a copy of his letter in reply pasted in at rear. Francis Rawdon Chesney (1789-1872) led the 1835 expedition that investigated the navigability of the Euphrates river by crossing from the Bay of Antioch and continuing aboard two steamers, Tigris and Euphrates, to the mouth. The loss of the Tigris during a whirlwind did not diminish Chesney's opinion that the Euphrates was indeed navigable, and could thus form a stage in the overland route to India. The idea was not sanctioned by the British Government, and Chesney continued instead a military career, spending much of the 1840s in China, where he commanded the artillery at the Hong Kong Station. After his death, his widow and daughter used his extensive journals to write up the present life, this copy of which was presented by Chesney's widow to the Turkish ambassador Kostaki Musurus (who is mentioned in the book).

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        Monsieur de Camors.

      Paris, A. Quantin, Collection Calmann Lévy 1885 - Onze compositions par S. Rejchan. Gravées à l'eau-forte par Mme Louveau-Rouveyre, MM. Daumont et Duvivier. Complet & Contrôlé. Cette édition en grand format a été exécutée seulement à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du JAPON avec deux SUITES des planches. Exemplaire numéro 26. Enrichi d'une dessin en couleurs. Paris, A. Quantin, Collection Calmann Lévy, Les Chefs-d'oeuvre du Roman Contemporain - 1885 - viii et 314 pages. Belle reliure demi chagrin vert à coins de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(29x21). Octave Feuillet est un romancier et dramaturge français, surnommé le « Musset des familles ». Il fut membre de l'Académie française. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations.

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885 - Octavo (214 × 164 mm). Publisher's half morocco, marbled edges, gilt rules to covers, spine lettered gilt with gilt decorated compartments, marbled endpapers. Spine sunned, extremities and tips worn, covers a little scuffed, some foxing and marks to contents. An excellent copy. Photogravure portrait frontispiece (second state, with the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company and with "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." added to the finished edge of the shoulder), illustrated throughout with 173 text illustrations after E. W. Kemble. First US edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the publishers to Daniel Whitford, Clemens's lawyer: "To Daniel Whitford, with regards of the publisher, Chas. L. Webster. New York, February 21st, 1885." Daniel Whitford, attorney for New York firm Alexander & Green, acted for Webster & Company and was also retained by Clemens several times. He acted for Clemens in the highly publicised lawsuit over the dramatisation of the Prince and the Pauper by Abby Sage Richardson. In 1890, Clemens and the producer, Daniel Frohman, were sued by Edward H. House, who claimed that Richardson's adaptation was plagiarised from House's dramatisation of the novel, written for Clemens years before. Frohman paid House from Clemens's royalties to prevent the closure of the play; in turn, Clemens sued Frohman for his royalties (amounting to five or six thousand dollars) in 1894. Much bibliographical confusion has been generated by Huckleberry Finn. In fact, only three substantive changes were introduced after the first printing: at p. 13 the erroneous page reference "88" was changed to "87"; at p. 57 the misprint "with the was" was corrected to "with the saw"; and at p. 9 the misprint "Decided" was corrected to "Decides". This copy has all these in first state. The frontispiece was printed separately, inserted at random, and has no relation to the order of the printed sheets. At some stage it was realised that the Uncle Silas illustration on page 283 had been mischievously tampered with. In this copy, the illustration is in second state. Copies in the original half morocco binding are the least often met with. Less than two weeks before publication, the publisher Webster announced that he was binding 20,000 copies in cloth, another 2,500 in sheep, and 500 copies in half morocco. Webster's own copy, also half morocco, was dated by him as having been received from the binder on 26 November 1884. BAL 3415; Grolier, 100 American, 87; Johnson, pp. 43-50; Kevin MacDonnell, "Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers," Firsts; The Book Collector's Magazine, Volume 8, Number 9 (September 1998), pp. 28–35. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition of Twain's masterpiece, Salesman's Dummy Issue. Octavo, original publisher's decorated green cloth gilt to the spine and front panel. With frontispiece portrait of Twain inserted at front (with the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Co., but the cloth is not visible). This book was specially printed to have a selection of text pages, so it is common for the recto of one page to have a certain page number, and the page number on the verso to jump by several pages. Because of this, this book only has some of the issue points that a copy of Huckleberry Finn would have: the title-leaf is integral, with the "1884" copyright date (this is the true first state, and it only appeared in the salesman's dummy); page [13] lists "Him and Another Man" as being on page 88 (first state); "Huck Decided" on page [9] (first state). The Silas Phelps illustration on page 283 has a straight fly, but the leaf is integral with page 287 printed on the verso. Page 57 was not printed for this edition. Two samples of the spine were affixed onto the front pastedown - one is missing, the other, the spine for the sheep binding, is present. Publisher's full green cloth, boards decoratively stamped in gilt and black (the front board is identical to the design of the cloth version, the rear board shows the design of the spine of the cloth edition). Plain spine is damaged and torn, boards are toned and worn, with a bump to the fore-edge of the front board, front free endpaper is nearly detached, and has offsetting from the spine samples, the gutter facing the first blank is cracked. Contemporary gift inscription and some offsetting on first blank, tissue guard lacking on frontispiece portrait, text leaves and frontispiece are soiled and toned, two sheets of the lined pages have subscriber's information in manuscript, In very good condition. Housed in custom full morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare. Twain initially conceived of the work as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that would follow Huckleberry Finn through adulthood. Beginning with a few pages he had removed from the earlier novel, Twain began work on a manuscript he originally titled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood. He appeared to have lost interest in the manuscript while it was in progress, and set it aside for several years. After making a trip down the Hudson River, Twain returned to his work on the novel. Upon completion, the novel's title closely paralleled its predecessor's: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Twain composed the story in pen on notepaper between 1876 and 1883. Paul Needham, stated, "What you see is [Clemens'] attempt to move away from pure literary writing to dialect writing." For example, Twain revised the opening line of Huck Finn three times. He initially wrote, "You will not know about me", which he changed to, "You do not know about me", before settling on the final version, "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter." The revisions also show how Twain reworked his material to strengthen the characters of Huck and Jim, as well as his sensitivity to the then-current debate over literacy and voting. 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."

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Corners and spine extremities are frayed. Spine sunned. Front cover illustration remains rather bright. Hinges have been repaired. Light water-stain top few millimeters through most of the book. Title-page and frontispiece loosened at bottom. Occasional soiling of pages, never heavy. The following issue points are present: 1884 on copyright page bound-in; "Him and another Man" listed on p.88; p.57 "With the was"; final "5" missing p.155; signature mark "11" missing bottom of p. 161; illustration on p. 283 was redone and bound-in; Heliotype on frontispiece without cloth; p.143 the "l" is missing from "Col" and the "b" in body is broken. A mixed state first edition as is usually the case, the binding is rather shabby but priced accordingly. An affordable first edition of this classic in American literature. BAL 3415 and McBride pp.92-110.. First Edition, Mixed State. Green Illustrated Cloth. General Cover Wear/No Dust Jacket. Square Octavo.

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        AUNT LOUISA'S OUR FAVOURITES

      - AUNT LOUISA. AUNT LOUISA'S OUR FAVOURITES. London: Warne, no date, circa 1885. 4to (9 x 10 1/2"), blue cloth elaborately stamped in black and gold, color paste-on, VG-Fine. Containing the Courtship, Marriage, Death and Burial of Cock Robin illustrated by Henry Stannard; Punch & Judy; and Dame Trot and Her Cat. Featuring 12 full page chromolithographs and three glorious double page chromos all printed by Kronheim. Fine artwork and a beautiful book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA ISLA DE MENORCA

      - 1885 Bernardo Fabregues, Mahón 4 Vol. 2331 p.+6 p. 20x15 cm. Enc. en media piel. Con DEDICATÓRIA de familiar del autor. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (Alaior, Ciutadella, Ferreries, Mahón, Maó, Sant Lluís)

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        Il resto. del Carlino. Politico quotidiano. Anno I, i primi 193 numeri, dal 21 marzo al 30 settembre 1885

      Società Tip. Azzoguidi, Bologna 1885 - 29 cm, rilegatura coeva in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, tagli colorati. 193 fascicoli completi di 4 pagine ciascuno, titolo illustrato, ripetuto nella testata di ogni fascicolo; alcune vignette umoristiche. Segni di piegatura dovuti alla spedizione, qualche brunitura, restauro ad una carta. Interessante e rara raccolta in stato di conservazione molto buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86. Rare publisher's deluxe binding of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in original deluxe full brown morocco, covers ruled and paneled in blind with blind-stamped central motifs of Grant, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps. In near fine condition, contemporary name. The rarest form of Grant's memoirs as this presentation binding were given to only a select group of people. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492).

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        The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington,, 1885. A Story of Work and Exploration. 2 volumes, octavo. Original olive-green cloth, spines and front boards lettered and decorated in black, red, and gilt, dark blue-green coated endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to vol. 1, photogravure frontispiece to vol. 2, 41 wood-engraved plates (most placed incorrectly in the pagination, as issued), sketch map to the text, 5 folding maps (of which 2 listed as "in pocket"). Spines gently rolled, tips and front boards lightly rubbed, mild cockling to head of vol. 1 front board, maps re-imposed from pockets to vol. 1 rear free endpaper verso and vol. 2 p. 483 (final index leaf), both with short closed tears at stubs sometime tape-repaired, the endpapers expertly renewed, the occasional marginal smudge or mark to contents, short closed tears to vol. 1 sig. Z4 top edge touching 4 lines of text and bottom of edge vol. 2 sig. N2, the text spared, vol. 2 title page restored in gutter to loss of half a letter, redone in skilful facsimile, nevertheless a very good copy in the uncommon original cloth. First edition, scarce in the cloth, and less commonly encountered than the first US edition, published the same year. "Although it did not involve any significant geographical discoveries, Stanley considered his work on the Congo to be among the most important of his life. His book The Congo and the Founding of its Free State …promoted what he called the 'gospel of enterprise', emphasizing both the commercial potential of the region and the hard labour necessary to exploit it. He revelled in the name Bula Matari ['Breaker of Rocks' from his road-building activities] portraying his aim in the Congo as nothing less than the conquest of nature … The establishment of the Congo Free State, a territory of nearly 1 million square miles which Stanley had done much to secure, was one of the most significant events in the history of the so-called 'scramble for Africa'. Subsequent events were to show that Leopold's ambitions were not quite so philanthropic as Stanley represented them. But he denied to the last any responsibility for the atrocities that were to follow" (ODNB).

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        Personal Memoirs

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885–6. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's deluxe brown half morocco with brown boards, spine gilt in compartments, gilt medallic roundels to the boards, edges and endpapers uniformly marbled. Engraved portrait frontispieces, 1 etched plate and 1 folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, tissue-guards, folding map at the rear of volume II. Spine of volume I faded, covers slightly rubbed, corner of vol. 1 p. 313 missing, else an excellent set. First edition. Written by Grant as he was dying of cancer, the work served as a death bed justification for the war against the Confederacy and for Grant's own conduct. The autobiography would be published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. It would sell over 300,000 sets and has remained in print since its first appearance. Issued in five different bindings at varying costs by the publisher, of which this was one of the finest.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885 - First Printing. Publisher's library binding of full sheep, the scarcest of the bindings for this title, here very skillfully rebacked retaining the original leather spine labels. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Earliest issue for four points of BAL's seven points and with McBride's point. Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL's point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL). This copy has all three first printing points as well as most of the earliest points for BAL, lacking only the conjugate title page and having the conjugate page 283 with the vertical fly and the frontispiece with the credit to Heliotype but without the scarf. Hinges tight. Internally a very clean copy and very unusual as such. Light wear to corners, faint tape stains to boards. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Five contemporary pamphlets bound in One: 1. La Question Riel. (Joseph Adolphe Chapleau). 2. Discours sur la Question Riel, pronounce le 22 Mars, 1886, a la Chambre des Communes par L'Honorable S.D. Thompson, Ministre de la Justice, Ottawa. 3. Discoursde

      Ottawa. Queen's Printer. 1885 & 1886.. Near Fine. Hardcover. 22cm, first editions, 67, 54, 39, 80 & 13pp., leaves browned, three-quarter blue morocco, pebbled blue cloth, raised bands,former owner's stamps on each pamphlet, near fine. (cgc) A series of pamphlets on the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and the executing of Louis Riel on the charge of high treason. J.A. Chapleau was the Secretary of State in the Macdonald Government, and was blamed, along with John A. Macdonald, by Quebecers for the execution of Riel. Scarce publications,rarely seen as a collection, on a still controversial subject. .

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        The Old Merchants of New York. 5 Volumes Complete

      New York: Thomas R. Knox & Co., 1885. Revised & expanded edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. An astonishingly thorough and very readable account of the powers of the day in mid 19th century New York City, with a wealth of historical detail on the major firms and their business and personal connections, and the individuals who operated them. The author vividly describes the webs of connections formed amongst all the movers and shakers of the day. The New York Times wrote of "Barrett" in its 1863 review: "...our author would be fittingly represented by a sort of cross between Methuselah and the Calculating boy, so unfailing is his individual recollection of all that has happened on our Island, so intimate his knowledge of dates, figures, and even the street number of the houses occupied by his heroes." (New York Times. New York: November 26,1863. "New Publications: The Old Merchants of New York City). This important resource on the people of New York was first published in 1862 by George W. Carelton; this edition was published in 1885. Joseph Scoville (1815-64) was an American journalist and novelist; editor of the New York Picayune (1850-52) and the Pick (1852-55). He is best known for this work. Scoville states in the Preface, "When the writer prepared the first chapters of The Old Merchants for the columns of the New York Leader, it was with no intention of subsequently making a book of them; but the unexpected popularity of the papers, and the constantly increasing demand for back numbers, have induced him to revise them carefully and offer them to the reader in their present form. The author feels justified in saying that he has spared neither time nor expense in rendering the volume valuable as a book of reference; though a work involving so much historical detail, and requiring such laborious research, cannot, necessarily, be entirely free from inaccuracies." 8vo. Vol I: xx, 452pp; Vol II: xviii, 387pp; Vol III: xiii, 241pp; Vol IV: xvii, 333pp; Vol V: xii, 295pp. Each volume with an alphabetical Index of the names of New Yorkers and New York firms. Top edges gilt. Dark green gilt cloth, gilt slightly dulled at spine, a few small marks on covers. OCLC: 992126.

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        AN ELABORATE 1885 MARDI GRAS BALL INVITATION; Krewe of Rex Ivanhoe-themed New Orleans Mardi Gras invitation

      Paris, Illinois: F. Appel, 1885, 1885. Unbound. Very good. This ornate invitation measures 12" x 13.5" unfolded. Folded the card appears to be a blue and gold striped medieval tournament tent. When all nine panels and pieces are unfolded, six multi-colored vignettes from Sir Walter Scott's novel are revealed. The invitation is in very nice shape with only some minor edge-wear. Invitation only, no envelope, admit card, or ducal proclamation. In nice shape; near invisible reinforcement to one of the tent-roof folds. See Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures and historicmardigras.com for more information. The online photos don't do this invitation justice. Founded in 1872, the Krew of Rex (officially The School of Design and also known as The Rex Organization or simply Rex) is one of the first New Orleans Mardi Gras krewes, and it is the oldest parading carnival krewe. Its presiding king, Rex, and queen are acknowledged as the King and Queen of the Carnival, and its colors, purple, green, and gold have been adopted as the Mardi Gras colors. Rex began parading in 1872 to welcome Grand Duke Alexis Romanov, the son of Czar Alexander II, to New Orleans and continued to hold the event annually in an effort to boost tourism for the city. Once more, we've included an item without any writing upon it, however like the Gold Rush lettersheet and the Civil War valentine, its intent was to communicate a message by the mails.

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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE anno VIII vol I II

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1885. INTERLINGUE 0,46 Due volumi, con brossure editoriali morbide, con titoli neri, ingiallite, con lieve usura e minime tracce di umidità ai dorsi, lieve usura anche ai bordi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, tagli non rifilati, in latino e greco USATO

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