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      Paris: G. Charpentier et Cie, 1885. 591 pp. First Edition, First Printing of the original French language edition. In Very Good condition. Bound in marbled paper over boards, black leather spine with five raised bands. Light chipping at corners. Light foxing throughout. First two page leafs show restoration at top corners. A wonderful copy of Zola's masterpiece, considered to be one of the most important novels in the French tradition.

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        The Franco-Prussian War: Its Causes, Incidents, and Consequences With the Topography and History of the Rhine valley

      London: William Mackenzie, n.d. (c.1885)., 1885. 2 volumes; 4to. Contemporary red full straight grain morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spines, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Numerous engraved portraits, folding maps; section on the Rhine with 23 fine steel engravings. A very handsome set.

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        The Creole Cookery Book

      NEW ORLEANS: T.H. Thomason, 1885. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Half leather over rust cloth boards. Gilt lettering on spine and on front cover. Covers are a bit soiled, leather spine cover has approx. . 4" split in front gutter, rubbing and bumping to spine. Leather corners are rubbed. Rear boards have a triangular hole about 1/2 thickness of boards and approximately 1" x 1". Contents may be lightly foxed but otherwise clean. Binding is tight. This is a first edition of one of the earliest Creole cookbooks.

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        History in brief of "Leopard" and "Linden," General Grant's Arabian stallions, presented to him by the Sultan of Turkey in 1879. Also their sons "General Beale," "Hegira," and "Islam," bred by Randolph Huntington. Also reference to the celebrated stallion "Henry Clay".

      [Philadelphia, PA], J. B. Lippincott Co. for the author, 1885.. Large 4to. 66 pp. With 5 plates. Original giltstamped green cloth. All edges gilt.. First edition of this contemporary account of the Arabian stallions presented to General Grant in 1879 by the Sultan of Turkey; "Leopard" went on to achieve eternal fame as the first Arabian stallion to be registered in the stud book of the Arabian Horse Club of America. - During Grant's 1878 state visit to Constantinople, Sultan Abdul Hamid II personally escorted the General through the royal stables, and noting his fondness for horses, presented Grant with two stallions to be shipped back to the United States. The horses fell under the care of the breeder Randolph Huntington, who attempted to derive a new American breed from the Arabians using the old breeders' rule of "out-cross once and breed back by three closely related sources." - Huntington prepared the text of the present work as well as commissioning portraits of the stallions, and dedicated the book the the recently-deceased "General U. S. Grant, and his love for horses." - Occasional chipping as common, still a very good copy from the library of the Virginia Republican newspaperman, lawyer, and federal judge Robert William Hughes (1821-1901) with his bookplate. Hughes, who had known Edgar Allan Poe in Richmond and was particularly close to President Grant, also raised horses, including thoroughbreds registered with the American Jockey Club. - Boyd/P. 61. OCLC 4390518.

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        Photograph of the Kaaba and Mecca.

      1885 - This important photograph of Mecca and Islam’s holiest site represents a milestone in the photographic history of the Middle East. The Meccan physician Abd al-Ghaffar is the earliest known photographer from Mecca and the first resident to photograph the holy city. In 1885, Abd al-Ghaffar began working with Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, the first European photographer of Mecca and a convert to Islam. Snouck Hurgronje, falsely accused in a diplomatic controversy, was expelled and returned to Holland before completing his photographic work. He left his equipment with his Arab partner Abd al-Ghaffar, who made dozens of images of Mecca and the rituals of the Hajj over the next several years. This image was selected as the most important of the series and was published as plate 1 as a collotype (without Arabic inscriptions) in Snouck Hurgronje’s Bilder aus Mekka (Leiden, 1889. When Snouck Hurgronje published the photographs in Mekka and the accompanying Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka (1888-1889), the calligraphic signatures in Abd al-Ghaffar’s negatives were removed. As a result, Abd al-Ghaffar’s photographs were published without attribution. Abd al-Ghaffar was largely unknown as a photographer for nearly a century. “In 1981 F. S. Allen and C. Gavin first identified the earliest [Meccan] photographer by deciphering the elaborately calligraphed signatures ‘Futugrafiyyat al-Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, tabib Makka’ (Photographed by the Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, physician of Mecca)” (Peters, The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Place, p. xiv). “If one applies the criterion of nationality very strictly, al-Ghaffar can actually be regarded as the first known Arabian photographer who took the first pictures of Mecca and of the great pilgrimage. After all, Mohammed Sadiq Bey was Egyptian, while Snouck Hurgronje was, of course, Dutch. All three of them were important photographic pioneers in the lands of the hadj, the so-called Hidjas” (To the Holy Lands: Pilgrimage Centres from Mecca and Medina to Jerusalem). The earliest photographs of Mecca are rare in the market. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Médan, 21. XI. 1885. - 8vo. 4 pp. In French, an important letter from the great French novelist to his young English admirer, George Moore, translator of two of Zola s novels and already the author of several articles introducing the work of Zola to the English public: "My dear colleague, I owed you a letter for some time when I received the enclosed yesterday obviously an error and I'm sending it back to you. My opinion is that you aren t putting enough pressure on Madame Derosne, for it would be excellent if the novel were serialized. On the other hand, I'm so overwhelmed at the moment that I couldn't deal with your Preface in the way I'd like. Be patient, then, a little. I received your article on L'Oeuvre; but you know my ignorance, I can only thank you a thousand times. Certain that this is among the friendliest of articles. So much the better if you're happy with your next book. The modern English novel needs you very much right now, and you know that I have always predicted your triumph. I myself am very late with L'Oeuvre which should appear in Gil Blas starting the December 26, and I don't know how I'm going manage to be ready on time. Maybe you've been following this idiotic affair over the banning of Germinal. Our French Republicans are all a bunch of little Louis XIVs who aggravate despotism by persecuting Literature. Bien à vous et bon courage, bon succès". - A remarkable letter from Zola to his English counterpart, George Moore. At the time of Zola's letter, Moore had already translated two of Zola's novels: "Piping Hot" ("Pot-Bouille"), 1885, and "The Rush for the Spoil" ("La Curee"), 1886 (but probably completed before November, 1885). Moore had also written several articles on Zola for periodicals. As early as 1881 he wrote "A Visit to M. Zola" for the St. James Gazette, 26 May; an unsigned interview called "Topics of the Day by Heroes of the Hour: My New Novel by Emile Zola" for the Pall Mall Gazette, 3 May; and a review of "L'Oeuvre, Mr. Zola's New Work" in The Bat, 10 November. It is this article that Zola had just received from Moore. Zola's derisive remarks on the recent censorship of his great novel "Germinal" undoubtedly struck a resonant chord with Moore, who himself had his problems with censorship. An important letter at an extraordinary moment in the career of the founder of Naturalism, whose influence on modern English, and, more particularly, American literature, has been profound. - Very slight soiling.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tow Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885. A handsome copy of the 1885 1st edition, later state. Clean and VG+ to Near Fine in its dark-green cloth, with bright, completely unflecked gilt-lettering to the front panel and spine. Just a bit of light wear at the spine ends and a touch of soiling along the fore-edge. Otherwise, very solid and clean. Octavo, 366 pgs., including 174 illustrations. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good.

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York:: Charles L. Webster & Co.,. 1885.. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Deluxe first edition in full sheep, of the memoirs of one of the most recognized figures in American military history. Profusely illustrated with portrait frontispieces, steel engravings, facsimiles, and 43 maps. As the successful Civil War general and less successful president was ruined by bankruptcy and dying of cancer, Grant agreed to publish his memoirs, which successfully assured his family's financial security. Mark Twain agreed to serve as the publisher. He completed the memoirs shortly before his death in the summer of 1885. "It seemed to Twain, sitting quietly near him in his bedroom at Sixtieth Street, that Grant had fully regained the stature of a hero" (Kaplan, 273). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). Broadfoot 189. Nicholson, 327. 2 volumes, 8vo, illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and maps, complete. Full tan sheep, gilt titles on red and dark green spine labels. With a small amount of cracking at the head of Vol. I. Internally immaculate, no foxing whatsoever.

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        A Saint-Lazare.

      Paris, Aristide Bruant, ohne Jahr (1885). - Ca. 35,5 x 35,5 cm (Buchformat). Die erste Graphik von Toulouse-Lautrec [ca. 16 x 15 cm (Darstellung)], mit dem Anagramm "H. Treclau" signiert (Delteil 10). Es handelt sich hierbei um eine "gillotage" (Urzinkzeichnung), Delteil datiert sie 1885. Eingebunden in einem Sammelband mit 33 Liedtexten und Musiknoten, meist Einblattdrucken von Chansons für Yvette Guilbert und mehreren Chansons von Aristide Bruant. Teilweise papierbedingt gebräunt (auch die Grafik von Toulouse-Lautrec), Einband berieben. Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückentitel (Chansons du Chat Noir et autres). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tales From Many Sources

      New York, Dodd Mead and Co. 1885, 1885. First edition, 4 volumes. 8vo. All bound in publisher's original dark blue cloth. Titled and decorated in gilt to spines and front boards. All volumes clean and sharp with light wear to spine ends, pale spot to lower edge front board volume III. Volume I has some minor darkening of the cloth. All volumes internally clean, with light uniform toning. Bookplate of Leon Straus to pastedown of all four volumes. An attractive set, uniformly bright and strong, very good indeed, chiefly of interest because this particular publication contains Conan Doyle's first published appearance in book form, along with an interesting array of stories from other writers. Precedes 'Dreamland and Ghostland.' Scarce. Greene and Gibson C79

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        THE WAR IN EGYPT AND THE SOUDAN. An episode in the history of the British Empire; being a descriptive account of the scenes and events of that great drama. And sketches of the principal actors in it.

      Four volumes plus one containing two folding maps. Quarto. First edition. Some light spotting; covers of the map volume rubbed and a little worn; else a very good set. The map volume is scarce and often missing.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) With 174 Illustrations

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885., 1885. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with all points required for the earliest cloth-covered editions). Octavo pp 366. Elegantly bound in full dark green morocco leather, raised bands with gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers with inner gilt dentelle. Original cloth cover and spine bound in at end. Frontispiece and portrait of Twain bust with tissue guard. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. A little light spotting to prelims, but pages clean. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding; has McBride's three essential points for a first issue: page 9 - "decided" not "decides", page 13 - "Him and another man" listed at page 88 and page 57 11th line from the bottom - "with the was". Additional points according to Blank: title page is second state, (a cancel); state 1 is unknown and noted only in the prospectus. Illustration at page 283 (Silas Phelps fly) is third state (a cancel); first state only occurs in the sheepskin issue, second state only exists as an excised leaf in a prospectus and set of advanced sheets. Page 155 - the last "5" is larger; Blanck makes no statement whether this or with the final "5" lacking is the first or second state. This copy has the final blank and the portrait is first state with the scarf visible and the Heliotype Company imprint. A fine copy, attractively bound.

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        Monographie du Temple de Salomon (Solomon's Temple) [SIGNED]

      A. Roger & F. Chernoviz, Paris 1885 - 1/650. Elephant Folio (13 x 18 2/8"). XII, 410, [1]pp (text), 26 leaves (plates). Uncut. Original silver-stamped burgundy cloth, with silver lettering on cover and spine. Binding signed by A. Lenègre, Paris. Moire endpapers. Limitation page numbered and signed by the author. Decorative initials. This work is Jesuit scholar Xavier Pailloux's masterpiece on King Solomon's magnificentTemple*. It features 26 striking full-page, and foldout b/w plates, numbered I to XXV (includes the scarce plate No. XIX bis). Each plate is accompanied with an explanatory page. There are also numerous in-text figs of the Tabernacle and Temple architecture. One of 650 copies, of which this is No. 174 (on ordinary paper). 5 1/2" closed tear at upper front joint. Moderate rubbing along edges. Corners rubbed. Previous owner's book-plate on inside of front board (Bibliothèque de la Congrégation Notre-Dame, rue de Sèvres 86. Monastère dit des Oiseaux). Moderate and sporadic foxing to leaf margins. Text in French. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good, plates in very good condition. * "The crowning achievement of King Solomon's reign was the erection of the Temple in the capital city of ancient Israel - Jerusalem. His father, King David, had wanted to build the great Temple a generation earlier, as a permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant which contained the Ten Commandments. A divine edict, however, had forbidden him from doing so: "You will not build a house for My name," God said to David, "for you are a man of battles and have shed blood" (I Chronicles 28:3). The Bible's description of Solomon's Temple (also called The First Temple) suggests that the inside ceiling was was 180 feet long, 90 feet wide, and 50 feet high. The highest point on the Temple that King Solomon built was actually 120 cubits tall (about 20 stories or about 207 feet). When the Temple was completed, Solomon inaugurated it with prayer and sacrifice, and even invited nonJews to come and pray there. He urged God to pay particular heed to their prayers: "Thus all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and revere You, as does Your people Israel; and they will recognize that Your name is attached to this House that I have built" (I Kings 8:43). Sacrifice was the predominant mode of divine service in the Temple until it was destroyed by the Babylonians some four hundred years later, in 586 BCE. Seventy years later, after the story of Purim, a number of Jews returned to Israel - led by the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah - and the Second Temple was built on the same site. Sacrifices to God were once again resumed. During the first century B.C.E., Herod, the Roman appointed head of Judea, made substantial modifications to the Temple and the surrounding mountain, enlargening and expanding the Temple. The Second Temple, however, met the same fate as the first and was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E., following the failure of the Great Revolt. As glorious and elaborate as the Temple was, its most important room contained almost no furniture at all. Known as the Holy of Holies (Kodesh Kodashim), it housed the two tablets of the Ten Commandments inside the Ark of Covenant. Unfortunately, the tablets disappeared when the Babylonians destroyed the Temple and, therefore, during the Second Temple era the Holy of Holies was reduced to small, entirely bare room. To this day, traditional Jews pray three times a day for the Temple's restoration." (From the Jewish Virtual Library) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Wiener Staatsoper]. Das K.K. Hof-Opernhaus [The Imperial Opera] in Wien von Van der Nüll und von Siccardsburg. Gezeichnet von Prof. Paul Lange etc. - Gestochen von H. Bültemeyer, Prof Ed Obermayer, etc. Text von Architekt Hans Auer

      Wien A.D. Lehman 1885. Very large folio, 534 x 410 mm. Quarter-red cloth with original publisher's printed boards. [i] (blank), [ii] (series title: "Wiener Monumental-Bauten. Erste Abtheilung"), [iii] (title), [iv] (blank), [v]- [xii] (text), [xiii] (index of plates), [xiv] (blank), 1f. (secondary title featuring a large heliogravure by V. Angerer of the exterier of the building + 79 engraved plates by H. Bültemeyer after drawings by Paul Lange. The plates consist of elevation and floor plans of the building, 16 of which are double-page; plates 21-34 are preceeded by pages of descriptive text in French, German and English, keyed to the views. Printed on heavy art paper on one side of the leaf only. Binding worn and shaken; corners slightly bumped; spine slightly frayed. Some light soiling, foxing and other minor defects. Small early circular handstamp (cancelled) of the "Stuttgart Bauhütte Verein" to upper board and each leaf; stamp of the "Bücherei der Stadt Stuttgart" to foot of title. Manuscript shelf number to title and front endpaper cancelled. In quite good condition overall.. OCLC (three copies only in the U.S.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University, and The Art Institute of Chicago). The Wiener Staatsoper (known as the K.K. Hof-Opernhaus from 1871-1918) is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. It was "the first major building on the Vienna Ringstrasse commissioned by the Viennese "city expansion fund." Work commenced on the house in 1861 and was completed in 1869, following plans drawn up by architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll. It was built in the Neo-Renaissance style by the renowned Czech architect and contractor Josef Hlavka." Wikipedia

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        Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments) 12 Volume Set

      Benares: Kamashastra Society, 1885-1888 - Octavo, 26*17*54cm, wt:18kg, complete set of 12 volumes, including 6 volumes of Supplemental Nights, illustrated with 71 full-page plates. Limited and Numbered edition of 200 copies, for Private Subscribers Only. Half leather, book edges uncut, top edge gilt, turquois leather over marbled boards, 5 raised bands. General wear to outer covers, spines and hinges strengthened and repainted, otherwise a very good set with firm binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Transvaal War 1880 - 81

      Blackwood, 1885, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionLibrary binding, markings and scarring. Soundly bound but some pages have been repaired - the text is legible. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: z260.

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

      London 1885, - Kegan Paul. Maroon cloth, thick, very good,587pindex, large folding color map, copious appendices, portrait2 maps, 30 illustrations after sketches by General Gordon. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Rambles by Yorkshire Rivers

      Leeds: Richard Jackson, 1885. Deluxe edition, No. 12 of 12 copies. With 12 original etchings, each pulled from the plate on paper and on vellum, all signed, by J. Ayton Symington. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full white vellum, t.e.g., others uncut, binding a little marked, some occasional light foxing, else fine. One of 12 Copies, 2 Images of Fishermen A guided tour to the pleasures, history and antiquities of Yorkshire, England's largest county and one of the most interesting; Symington's graceful etchings include two showing anglers fishing on these famous rivers.

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      1885 - Antonio Manchón. 1885. 68X19. Espectacular Boix, Boj original de Antonio Manchón grabador Setabense de tematica de viajes historicos con un sello "Por Castilla e por León, Mundo Nuevo Halló Colón. Extremadamente raro ejemplar y único. Antonio Manchón (1825-1893, Játiva) fue un grabador en madera discípulo de Carlos Capuz que completó su formación en París y Londres. Colaboró en importantes publicaciones de la época como las "Novelas Ejemplares" de Cervantes (1876) y el "Atlas Geográfico Universal" de Astort (1877). También trabajó para publicaciones como "El Arte en España", del que hizo la portada, o "El Museo Universal". Ref CasM 85. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SELECTIONS IN MODERN ART CONSISTING OF One Hundred and Twenty-five (125) Steel Engavaings and Etchings. After the Works of Recent and contemporaneous Artists. With Descriptive Text by George W. Sheldon. In Two Volumes.

      New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1885-1886.. Fol., Ledereinband. Both volumes full leather binding with 5 raised bands on spine, covers with gilt title and blind embossing, all adges and dentell gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding light rubbed, some Illustrations light stocking, after all a good copy. Heavy books: 8,5 KG

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

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

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1886

      London: George Routledge and Sons. Very Good in Good dust jacket. [1885]. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth-backed paper-covered illustrated boards, all edges stained blue, orange clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; illustrated in color throughout. Boards are evenly soiled, internal pages show toning and foxing; the jacket is fairly heavily foxed on both the recto and verso and has tears and chips out in all the expected places (tips, corners) ; Kate Greenaway's "1886" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series .

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        Cutter Genesta, R.Y.S

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1885. unbound. Parsons, Charles. Original lithograph with modern hand-coloring, signed C.R. Parsons /85. 19.75 x 24.75" unframed. The cutter Genesta featured in this Currier & Ives lithograph was the unsuccessful English competitor in the 1885 America's Cup against the American yacht, Puritan. Currier & Ives called themselves the "Printmakers to the People" and they produced thousands of images that chronicled the growth of the United States. Founded in 1834, Currier & Ives produced high quality lithographs until the business closed in 1907. The piece has been expertly restored.

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        Great Expectations. By Charles Dickens. [Twenty-one coloured engraved plates (21), including a titlepage, after etchings by F. W. Pailthorpe.] / [OLIVER TWIST]. PAILTHORPE, Frederic W. Twenty-One Illustrations (21) to Oliver Twist. - See more at:

      London, Robson & Kerslake, 1885, 1886.. . Frederick W Pailthorpe's 21 illustrations to Great Expectations were produced in 1885, 25 years after the novel was first published. Perhaps one of Pailthorpe's most powerful illustrations is 'The terrible stranger in the Churchyard': a depiction of Pip's terrifying first encounter with Magwitch. Our copy is coloured 4o (288 x 185 mm). Bifolium with title, list of etchings and limitation. Engraved title and 20 plates, each on India paper mounted. Laid loose as issued in original cloth portfolio, lettered on front cover, both together in full leather slipcase. Both with ex libris from Marion Stuard Gaillard, Barton Currie (in Leather) and Thomas A. McGrawn. LIMITED EDITION, number 13 of 50 sets of India proofs in black from an edition of 200. The list of etchings identifies which pages in the first edition of 1838 are illustrated. The prospectus is laid-in. Fine copy.

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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1886

      George Routledge and Sons [1885], London - Cloth-backed paper-covered illustrated boards, all edges stained blue, orange clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; illustrated in color throughout. Boards are evenly soiled, internal pages show toning and foxing; the jacket is fairly heavily foxed on both the recto and verso and has tears and chips out in all the expected places (tips, corners) ; Kate Greenaway's "1886" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Semmering-Bahn. 10 Chromolithographien nach Aquarellen von M. Streicher nach Gemälden von A. Gerasch. ( so voll.ständig )

      - ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog um 1885 erschienen ). Die farbigen Tafeln in Chromolithographie zeigen: Payerbach - Klamm - Schottwien mit Sonnwendstein - Schneeberg - Weinzettelwand - Adlitzgraben - Semmering Hotel - Raxalpe vom Semmering Hotel - Station Semmering - Mürzzuschlag. Das Leporello somit vollständig. Gold- und blindgeprägter roter Oln, 8° ( 12,5 x 17,5 cm ). Von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung, wenige Tafeln minimal fleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Howard Payne, Dramatist, Poet, Actor, And Author Of Home, Sweet, Home! His Life And Writings

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1885. Revised Edition. Hardcover. A Near Fine Revised Edition, following the earlier 1875 publication in original gilt and black decorated cloth, minor rubbing and soiling, else Fine. In the scarce, lightly chipped dust-jacket. BAL 15808, format "A", all page edges trimmed ; Gabriel Harrison's biography of John Howard Payne (June 9, 1791 – April 10, 1852) , American actor, poet, playwright, and author, most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States, Great Britain, and the English-speaking world .

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        Der kleine A-B-C-Schütz. Lustiges Bilder-Alphabet. Dies Buch hat ein Papa erdacht/ Und für sein Kindlein selbst gemacht.

      Frankfurt a.M., Rütten & Loening, o. J. [ca. 1885].. Quer-4°. o. Pag. [26 Bll.] Illustr. OPp.. 6. Aufl. Vgl. Wegehaupt III, 2827. Kolorierte Ausgabe. - R. fachmännisch erneuert, angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Seltenes ABC-Buch.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Good. Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / Mixed State. Copyright page dated 1884. Frontispiece Heliotype with tablecloth visible. Illustration "Him and another man" listed on page 88. "With the was" listed on page 57. Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Page number 155 with last 5 falling below the line. No signature mark 11 present on page 161. Final leaf blank. Green cloth boards. Illustrations by E.W. Kemble. {ref: BAL 3415}. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear, rubbing, fraying at the spine. Crease at the rear board corner, rounded corners, foxing, age toning.

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        Angra Pequena Galopp. Herrn A. Lüderitz in Bremen gewidmet. Op. 4.

      Leizpig, Richard Müller, um 1885.. Vierseitiges Notenblatt, 4°, mit Randläsuren..

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        History in brief of "Leopard" and "Linden," General Grant's Arabian stallions, : presented to him by the sultan of Turkey in 1879. Also their sons "General Beale," "Hegira," and "Islam," bred by Randolph Huntington. Also reference to the celebrated stallion "Henry Clay."

      J. B. Lippincott 1885 - Signed. A scarce Arabian horse book by Randolph Huntington of Oyster Bay who was one of the earliest breeders of the Arabian horse in America. He was much taken with two purebred stallions -- "Leopard" and "Linden Tree" -- which the Sultan of Turkey gave to General Grant in 1879. Huntington wrote the text, and commissioned the 5 portrait plates of the stallions (all are in Fine condition, though the plate of "General Beale" has a penned annotation to the text under the portrait). Overall a nice copy of a scarce and desirable book. A presentation copy to Edwin Fairax Naulty. There has been some quite discreet repair to the top of the front board. near Very Good binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. - First edition. The Medora edition. #135 of an edition limited to 500 copies. Pictorial cloth, 318 pp., introductory note, illustrated with four etchings by R. Swain Gifford, seven drawings by J.C. Beard and full-page plates by Frost, Sandham, et al. Professionally rebacked with the original spine laid-down. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, previous owners name and date on title page, and small blindstamp on title page; else a very good+ copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant [with] ALS to Oliver Hoyt

      Royal 8vo. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Royal 8vo, 2 vols: 584; 5-647 (1, errata) pp. Publisher?s de luxe half morocco binding with gilt backstrips, gilt medallions on upper and lower covers, marbled edges and endpapers. Binding somewhat rubbed with some wear to backstrip bands, rear hinges weak, considerable wear to endpapers in both volumes (removal of library plates?). With 2 pp. letter, 8vo, 8 x 5 inches, written in ink on letterhead, in fine condition. Publisher?s de luxe edition of Grant?s Memoirs into which is laid a brief but interesting letter to Oliver Hoyt, a long-time supporter of the President: ?Your favor... arrived two days ago. I am indebted to the Vice-President for any knowledge as to whom I was indebted for this kind remembrance...? signed U.S. Grant. Oliver Corse Hoyt (July 24, 1823?"May 5, 1887) was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1881. He was President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1879. He was a presidential elector in 1872, and cast his vote for Ulysses S. Grant. Hoyt was a trustee of a fund of $250,000 that was raised by private subscription in 1881 for the benefit of Grant and his family, to insure the General an income for the remainder of his life.

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        Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. First edition. The Medora edition, no. 411 of 500 copies printed, June 1885. Illustrated with Japan proof impressions of four etchings by R. Swain Gifford and seven drawings by J. C. Beard; and 20 full-page illustrations by A. B. Frost, Fannie E. Gifford, Henry Sandham. xvi, 318 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original brown cloth gilt, uncut edges. A clean, solid copy with faintest traces of wear at extremities. Some toning to front endsheets and half title. Very good plus.

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        Tricks with Cards

      GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS CIRCA 1885, NY - General wear, corners somewhat worn, rubbed cover, age-toned cover, rubbed extremities, light fingersmudges on front endpaper, few pencil markings on front free endpaper, and very lightly age-toned pages. DATE PUBLISHED: CIRCA 1885 EDITION: 145 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der kleine A-B-C-Schütz. Lustiges Bilder-Alphabet. Dies Buch hat ein Papa erdacht/ Und für sein Kindlein selbst gemacht.

      Rütten & Loening,, Frankfurt a.M., 1885 - Frankfurt a.M., Rütten & Loening, o. J. [ca. 1885]. Quer-4°. o. Pag. [26 Bll.] Illustr. OPp. 6. Aufl. Vgl. Wegehaupt III, 2827. Kolorierte Ausgabe. - R. fachmännisch erneuert, angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Seltenes ABC-Buch. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation

      Maritzburg: Horne Brothers,, [1885]. [bound with] Our Native Tribes: Their Customs, Superstitions and Beliefs. Lecture delivered … on Thursday March 5th [1885] at the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Maritzburg. Octavo. Bound in contemporary blue moiré cloth, titles to spine gilt, floral endpapers. Light browning, some foxing, else an excellent copy. First separate printings of two lectures, given by the author at Maritzburg in 1885, at which time Fynney was Inspector of Native Schools, having been Border Agent of the contested border lands at the time of the Anglo-Zulu War. Rider Haggard's copies with his pencil ownership signature on the verso of the front free endpaper and with numerous pencil marks throughout. The second printed work focuses on the role played by the great chief Cetewayo, who was to be the subject of Haggard's first published book. Extremely uncommon, OCLC locates copies at the University of Cape Town and Manchester University only, SABIB adds Durban City Library, Killie Campbell Africana Collection and University of Witwatersrand, no copy traced at auction. Important works with a major literary association.

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      Editores Montaner y Simón. 1885 - Barcelona. 1885. Holandesa Piel. XXXI+376Pág. 39x28. Profusamente ilustrado. Bello Ejemplar. Ref 2.7 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster and Company 1885 - Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Copyright page dated 1884. Frontispiece Heliotype with tablecloth visible. Illustration "Him and another man" listed on page 88. "With the was" listed on page 57. Page number 155 lacking the final 5. No signature mark 11 present on page 161. Final leaf blank. Page 143 "col" in illustration missing the "l" and broken type in the "b" in "body". Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Green cloth boards. {ref: BAL 3415, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards, clean pages. Light shelf wear, rubbing at the corners, light fraying at the spine. Torn rear endpaper, light age toning and spots. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - Original Paperback Wisden. Very Good Condition!

      1885 - Hi, This lot is an 1885 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year and was in my set for a long time. The spine paper is excellent, just some minimal wear the corners. The book is very tightly bound, the covers are nice and bright and clean, the only downside is an inch crack to the spine paper but the book is still very tightly bound. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Minimal spotting. Tiny rounding of cover corners with minor thumbing. No restoration and a great Wisden. Please see the large pictures. More available on request. Buy-it-now. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1885 22nd edition

      London: John Wisden & Co. G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Title page and prelims missing. Page edges browning. 1885. First Edition. Maroon hardback cloth cover. Modern rebind. 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). 290pp + ads. Original covers not bound in. .

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        The Works of Goethe, Illustrated by the Best German Artists. Fine Binding, Complete in 5 Volumes

      Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1885 - Small folio, 30*22.5*23cm (L*W*H), wt:13kg. Some small, unobtrusive repairs to outer covers by professional recoloring, otherwise an almost new set. Bound in red cloth with full leather backstrips. Covers elaborately stamped in gilt, with blind-stamped rear covers. All volumes have gilt edges and marble endpapers. Pages are bright and clean, lavishly illustrated with wood and steel plates and vignettes. Amazingly beautiful. Almost impossible to find a better set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yorkshire Trout Flies

      Leeds: Goodall and Suddick, Cookbridge Street, 1885. First edition, limited to 250 copies. Numbered No. 24 on the half-title. 12 lithograph plates, 11 hand-colored. v, [i], [15]-63, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later full black morocco, a.e.g. In slipcase. Pritt notes, "since I first fished the Yorkshire waters, now more than twenty years ago, I have made a point of recording every matter of moment ... and in this book the results of those observations are set forth"

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        Rambles by Yorkshire Rivers

      Leeds: Richard Jackson, 1885. Deluxe edition, No. 12 of 12 copies. With 12 original etchings, each pulled from the plate on paper and on vellum, all signed, by J. Ayton Symington. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full white vellum, t.e.g., others uncut, binding a little marked, some occasional light foxing, else fine. One of 12 Copies, 2 Images of Fishermen A guided tour to the pleasures, history and antiquities of Yorkshire, England's largest county and one of the most interesting; Symington's graceful etchings include two showing anglers fishing on these famous rivers.

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