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        Die Burgen der rheinischen Pfalz. Ein Beitrag zur Landeskunde und mittelalterlichen Kriegsbaukunst.

      Straßburg, Selbstverlag d. Verf., ca 1885 - 14 doppelseitige Tafeln, 47 S. schlichter Halbleinenband der Zeit 14 Tafeln mit 40 Burgen nach Selbstaufnahmen des Verfassers, überaus häufiger Besitzstempel (aber nicht durchscheinend bei den Ansichten) teils stockfl., Bibliotheksexemplar +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++

      [Bookseller: Der ANTIQUAR in LAHR, Werner Engelmann]
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        Nahuatl Dictionary. Dictionnaire de La Langue Nahuatl ou Mexicaine rédigé d'après les documnets imprimés et manuscrits les plus authentiques et précédé d'une introduction

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale. Very Good+. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. A lovely copy. Quarter coarse-grained green morocco, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered with author, title and date. Marbled boards, endpapers marbled, original printed wrappers bound in, lxxv+710pp.,in two columns. A very professional high quality, probably French, binding (binder not given). With the Mr. le Bon de Nervo's ornate ex-libris plate to paste-down. A little damp staining and off-setting. Photos of this on request. Weighs over 5kg packed. Insurance to be arranged. ; See Zaunmüller 25. Not in Dalby. Nahuatl is a group of related languages and dialects of the Nahuan (traditionally called "Aztecan") branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family; Folio ; lxxv+710pp pages .

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books]
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        [LETTER BOOK AND PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FOR THE U.S.S. TENNESSEE]

      [Various places, including Japan], 1885. Letter book: Folio. Original half black morocco and cloth, stamped in blind on cover, spine gilt. Corners rubbed. Spine heavily worn and chipped, hinges weak. Light soiling to some letters, some chipped at edges. In a very legible hand. About very good. In a blue cloth clamshell case, leather label. Album: Oblong folio. Original blue publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt on cover. Boards scuffed and slightly stained. Expertly rebacked in matching cloth. Some mounts with slight chipping at edges. Some soiling, though photographs are generally clean. Good. Manuscript and photographic records of the U.S.S. Tennessee, launched in July 1865. Originally named the U.S.S. Madawaska, she was renamed Tennessee in 1869, and at the same time timbered up to the necessary height to allow a spar deck to be installed. She was also fitted with new, more powerful engines at this time, though she also bore a full complement of sails. Her duties included service as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron under Rear Admiral William Reynolds, with Captain William W. Low in command. By 1879 she was flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron under Rear Admiral Robert W. Wyman, with Captain David B. Harmony in command. These items pertain to both of these notable periods of service. The letter book contains compiled correspondences sent to Captain William W. Low by the U.S. Naval Department and by Rear Admiral William Reynolds, commander of the Asiatic Fleet, stationed in Japan. The correspondences cover the period from June 1875 through June 1876, the duration of Low's time as captain of the Tennessee, and generally contain orders or reports concerning the ship's maneuvers. The photograph album, which was published by Hatton & Hart in New York, bears the cover title, "Scenes on Board a Man-of-War. U.S.S. Flag-Ship Tennessee," with an image of the ship stamped in gilt. It contains photos of the ship itself; of officers and the crew, including Rear Admiral James E. Jouett and Captain O.F. Stanton; and of a few exercises aboard the ship. The album is dated circa 1885, when the Tennessee was flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        WORKS OF GOETHE.

      Phila./New York:: George Barrie. (1885).. The works in 10 vols. 1) The Life of Goethe by Hjalmar Boyesen; 2) Four Seasons (Sonnets and Poetry); 3) Faust: A Tragedy; 4) Egmont and The Natural Daughter; 5) Goetz von Berlichiingen, Iphigenia in Tauris, andTorquato Tasso; 6) Clavigo, Stella, The Brother and Sister, A Tale, and Reynard the Fox, 7) The German Emigrants, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship 8) Apprenticeship(cont.) 9) Wilhelm Meister's Travels 10) Ellective Affinities. Illustrated throughout by "The Best German Artists." 64 full-page steel engravings, 128 full-page wood engravings, and hundreds of illustrations in the text. Gilt designed box with title on each front cover, spine have just author and number in gilt. All edges gilt. Folio, about 8 1/2"x 12" tall. Flexible leather covers with red moire endpapers. Edges and spines scuffed with wear primarily on the corners, spine ends and spine edges. Altogether good. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        W. A. SNOW IRON WORKS INCORPORATED. MANUFACTURERS OF COPPER WEATHER VANES, TOWER ORNAMENTS,FINIALS, CROSSES, ETC., FOR CHURCHES, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUILDINGS. GILDEDWITH PURE GOLD LEAF. 24 1/2" X 35" BLACK AND WHITE SINGLE SHEET POSTER DISPLAYING TWENTY-NINE DIFFERENT WEATHER VANES.

      Privately printed poster. n.d. (ca 1885)., 1885. In 1883, W. A. Snow Iron Works, Inc., purchased the molds of J. Harris & Sons, a Boston weathervane manufacturer that operated from 1868 to 1882. Harris & Company was the first weathervane manufacturing company to design a durable iron mold, which was adopted extensively throughout the industry, making mass-production of weathervanes possible. This poster offers eleven vanes of horses, four of roosters, two of cows, one of a Merino Ram, one of a steam fire engine, one of an automobile complete with a driver, and nine of such items as banners, arrows, a Grecian scroll, a copper ball, and church or scroll vanes. The horses were patterned after famous horses of the day, such as Nancy Hanks, Black Hawk, Ethan Allen, Hambletonian, Mountain Boy, and others. Beneath each vane is the inventory number, description, dimensions given in inches and feet, and the price. Each weathervane was boxed at no charge and a free compass was given away with each vane. W. A. Snow also were manufacturers of improved iron stable fittings and cow fittings of every description. Some well known copper weather vane makers in early American history, in addition to Harris & Company, were L. W. Cushing, J. W. Fiske, A. L. Jewell & Company, and E. G. Washburne & Company. Dozens of weathervane designs were mass-produced by these companies in the 19th century, all of whom became famous in their time. While antique weathervanes are still in existence and still sold on venues such as online auctions, auction house sales, etc., many are handled through special auction sales and can fetch extremely high prices. This poster is unique and uncommon, it has been folded and shows some moderate wear at some of the folds, there are also small closed tears to top edge and side edge, else very good copy fully opened and mounted on a composite board with transparent plastic overwrap protection. A one-of-a-kind item and suitable for framing.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885 - New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Leather_bound. Two volumes Octavo. First Edition. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. Portrait illustration frontispiece and maps.Publisher bound in three quarter dark brown morocco, covers with state seal of the Mississippi River and the memorial seal of U.S. Grant, spine gilt decoration between raised banding, gilt title, all edges marbled and endpaper. A splendid first edition.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books ABAA, ILAB]
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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Leather_bound. Fine. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Leather_bound. Two volumes Octavo. First Edition. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. Portrait illustration frontispiece and maps. Publisher bound in three quarter dark brown morocco, covers with state seal of the Mississippi River and the memorial seal of U.S. Grant, spine gilt decoration between raised banding, gilt title, all edges marbled and endpaper. A splendid first edition.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("G. Keller").

      Zürich, 23. VI. 1885. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Unveröffentlichter Antwortbrief an den aus Ulm gebürtigen Schriftsteller Hugo Wittmann (1839-1923), Feuilletonredakteur der Neuen Freien Presse in Wien, der am 18. Juni 1885 angefragt hatte, ob Keller "nicht geneigt [sei], unser Feuilleton mit einem Beitrag irgendwelcher Art zu beehren. Auch eine Novelle wäre uns sehr willkommen [.] Die Redaction würde sich, verehrter Meister, ungemein glücklich schätzen, Ihre Stimme im Feuilleton zu vernehmen. Lassen Sie uns keine Fehlbitte thun!" (ZB Zürich, Ms. GK 79g:192). Keller entgegnete Wittmann: "Hochverehrter Herr! Auf Ihre so freundlich entgegenkommende Anfrage vom 18t. d. Mts. erwidere ich ergebenst, daß ich gerne zu einem Beitrage für Ihr Feuilleton bereit bin, sobald die Umstände mir die Ausführung gestatten. Zur Zeit bin ich noch für einige Monate mit einer Arbeit beschäftigt, die ich nicht mehr unterbrechen darf. Kommenden Herbst jedoch gedenke ich rasch ein oder zwei Novellen, deren Motive vorhanden sind, niederzuschreiben, wovon Ihnen dann das beliebige zu Diensten stehen wird. Auch wenn von ein par aufsatzartigen Sachen, die mir seit einiger Zeit vorschweben, etwas der Veröffentlichung Werthes zustande kommt, werde ich nicht verfehlen, es Ihnen vorzulegen [.]". - Am 9. Juli stattete Wittmann Keller seinen "besten Dank für die Nachricht" ab, festhaltend, "daß Sie im nächsten Herbst zwei Novellen zu vollenden gedenken. Wir bitten, uns beide zu überlassen, nicht blos eine. Ebenso dankbar wären wir für aufsatzartige Sache, die sich ja gerade in den Rahmen unseres Feuilletons fügen würde [.]" (Ms. GK 79g:193). - Spuren zweifacher waagrechter Querfaltung; unbedeutende Randeinrisse in den Faltungen. Von schöner Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Huguenot Society of London'.

      - Farblithographie b. Maclure & MacDonald in London, dat. 1885, 52 x 36,5 Zertifikat für Herrn Dr. Du Rieu ausgestellt 1885 (Gründungsjahr der Huguenot Society of London). - Über dem Zertifikat das Massaker der Bartholomäusnacht im Jahre 1572 in Paris. - Rechts daneben Landung der Hugenotten in England. - Mittig dazwischen 2 Wappen und die Bibel. - Unten links die Widerrufung des Edikts von Nantes im Jahre 1685. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD [caption title]

      [New York, 1885. Old fold lines. Repaired at folds on verso with tape. Minor wear. Good. Circular handbill promoting the forthcoming Statue of Liberty and soliciting contributions toward a base and pedestal for her placement. The circular has a woodcut picture of the statue, declaiming it as a "new Wonder of the World" and describing it in grandiose terms, and giving a brief history and description. For the contribution of a dollar, the subscriber will receive a six-inch replica of the statue, and for five dollars, a replica a foot tall. There was great difficulty at the time raising funds for the completion of the pedestal, which almost sank the whole project. The pedestal depicted in the woodcut is similar to the final version as built, but differs in many details. A rare and ephemeral piece.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Pride And Prejudice

      Richard Bentley & Son , London, 1885. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1885. 332 pages. No dust jacket. Black, decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Hinge cracked with loose frontispiece. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with rear endpaper beginning to come loose. Scuffing and creasing to endpapers with intermittent dog-eared corners and water marking along block-edge. Chipping along edges of frontispiece.Moderate rubbing and scuffing along spine with splitting along edges. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        I MIEI TRENTACINQUE ANNI DI MISSIONE NELL'ALTA ETIOPIA. Memorie storiche, illustrate da incisioni e carte geografiche.

      Tip. Poliglotta/S. Giuseppe 1885-1895 In - 4 gr. (mm. 340x245), 12 voll. in 6 tomi, mz. pergam. coeva (piatti con qualche abras.), tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. compl. 2717, testo inquadrato in doppio filetto, ornato da elaborati grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta, testate e finali; con numerosiss. xilografie nel t., incluso il ritratto del Cardinal Massaja, e con 2 carte geografiche, a doppia pag., della part Nord e Sud dell?Etiopia. E' questa l'opera piu' importante sulla storia ed i costumi dell'impero etiopico, redatta (su istanza di Leone XIII) dal missionario ed esploratore astigiano Guglielmo Massaja (1809 - 1886), nominato cardinale nel 1884. Di grande interesse la parte iconografica (carte geografiche, vedute, costumi, ritratti, scene di vita del popolo, flora, fauna, ecc.). "Prima edizione". Cfr. CLIO,IV, p.2906. Solo un vol. con tracce d?uso e lievi arross., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        COMING! PROF. H.B. REYNOLDS THE WORLD RENOWNED NECROMANCER AND MAGICIAN! WILL APPEAR IN [blank space]. FREAKS THAT WOULD DIM THE VISION OF HERRMANN, DEBARY BEN ALLI, HERCHEL, COBALL, AND GEURNER, WILL BE PERFORMED BY PROF. REYNOLDS, IT BEING HIS FIRST AND ONLY TOUR THROUGH THE COUNTRY...DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY OF SEEING THAT WHICH WILL NEVER APPEAR BEFORE YOU AGAIN

      Providence, 1885. Printed on inexpensive advertising paper, now a light brown tone. Three minor holes, one barely affecting the image. In very good condition. A marvelous and extremely rare example of late 19th- century American advertising ephemera for Prof. H.B. Reynolds, "the world renowned sorcerer, necromancer and magician." The wood engraving shows the Professor on stage with a few of the elements to be seen during his performances. These include demons, birds, and cards in various stages of flight, a boiling cauldron, two separate card displays, and a table with three objects used in the act (including an additional demon's head). Measuring nearly two and a half feet in height, the text of the broadside details the wonders the audience will see. These include "original and more marvellous illusions than was [sic] ever performed by the Ancient Egyptians or the Necromancer of India...The wonderful power of producing realities from nothing and commanding articles to be constructed from the ashes of the earth...His marvellous power of conjuring is manifested by merely asking for or moving his hand that his desires are complied with...." Reynolds also claimed to be "cabalistic in his superiority of multitude of mankind, allowing himself to be bound with 100 feet of cord in the hands of the most expertitious in knot tying; when in a moment of unseen gesture he frees himself from the cords that bound him and is found within the silent enclosure of a structure whose walls have been permanently secured with screens and nails, locked and sealed, and bound with ropes." Although much detail is provided regarding Reynolds' skills and attributes, the actual place of performance is not indicated. Space was intentionally left blank for the name of the venue to be added when available, but the price of admission ("15 and 25 cts., Children under 10 years, 15 cents") and performance times ("Doors open at 7 p.m. Oracles 8 p.m.") are noted. Printed in Providence, the name of the printing house, What Cheer Print, is derived from the Narragansett Indian's greeting to Roger Williams in June 1636 ("What cheer, Netop" [friend]). A fascinating example of late 19th-century American advertising ephemera. Extremely rare, not in OCLC, but one copy in the Smith Magic Collection at Brown University.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Krig og Fred [i.e. War and Peace]. Roman fra Napoleontiden. Paa dansk ved Edvard Brandes. 2 Dele.

      Kjøbenhavn [i.e. Copenhagen], 1885. 2 original beautifully decoreted (in golf, red and black) full cloth bindings. Minor wear and a few small spots to spines, otherwise and excellent, clean and fresh copy.. The uncommon first edition of the first Danish translation of Tolstoj's masterpiece, "War and Peace", translated by the renowned Danish author Edvard Brandes and published a year earlier than the first English language edition

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Les Anciennes Villes du Nouveau Monde. Voyages d'Explorations au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale 1857-1882

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1885. First edition. Illustrated. 469 pp. 1 vols. Small Folio. Contemporary 3/4 red morocco, original covers bound in. Two plates and a large text illustation have been snipped out by a previous owner-biblioklast, but it is otherwise a very attractive copy. First edition. Illustrated. 469 pp. 1 vols. Small Folio. The first part of this book appeared in the North American Review.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) ...

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company,, 1885. With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. Square octavo. Original green pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gold and black. Housed in a blue half morocco slipcase with matching chemise. Illustrated throughout with 173 text illustrations after E. W. Kemble, photogravure of Karl Gerhardt's portrait bust of Clemens. Spine gently rolled, tips lightly worn, faint foxing to edges of text block, small abrasion to front pastedown, sporadic faint spotting to contents, rear hinge cracked but holding. A very good copy. First American edition, first printing. The traditional issue points on this book have recently been persuasively reassessed. The first printing of 30,000 copies was done using electrotype plates, produced simultaneously on different presses, hence minor variations within the first printing due to damaged plates. 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 last change overlooked by Johnson, Blanck et al.). These are the only points to distinguish between the first two printings, and our copy has all three in first state. Of the traditional issue points, this copy has p. 155 lacking the final 5, and the cancel p. 283 with the allegedly suggestive illustration cleaned up, as always in cloth copies. The frontispiece is in the first state with the table cloth visible and unsigned on the finished edge of the bust, but this was separately printed and inserted in copies at random, and so has no bearing on priority. Copies were issued in leather bindings (sheep or three-quarters morocco), in blue cloth for those who wanted it uniform with Tom Sawyer and, as here, in green cloth. There is no priority between them: all were first available to the public on the same day in February 1885.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: a Story of Work and Exploration

      Sampson, Low, Marsto, Searle & Rivington, London 1885 - Octavo. In two volumes, 528, 483pp., 32 pages publisher's ads. A full account of Stanley's five years of prodigious industry in founding the Congo Free State and setting it on its feet for Leopold II of Belgium. Illustrated with over one hundred full-page and smaller illustrations, two large folding maps in rear pockets and several smaller maps, lacks the last page of the preface. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in 3/4 dark brown crushed morocco over brown cloth, raised bands with compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, top edges gilt. While it lacks the last page of the preface, this set is in remarkable condition. Very nice. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Orchids the Royal Family of Plants with Illustrations from Nature

      Lee and Shepard Publishers, Boston 1885 - Small folio. original gold coloured pebbled cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and brown, lettered in brown and gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers. With 24 full page colour plates, all present. Front and rear of dust jacket laid in. No. 249 of 1,000 copies. The first U. S. colour plate book on orchids. Spine ends and corners with some wear,a few plates loose but present, else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ÂME NUE.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1885. - Edmond Haraucourt - L'âme nue (1885). Edition originale sur papier de Hollande (1/30). Cartonnage "Op Art" début XXe siècle (type Vasarely). Exceptionnelle reliure "Op Art" Vers 1900-1930 ? Edmond HARAUCOURT L'ÂME NUE. Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1885. 1 volume in-18 (19,5 x 14 cm) de (4)-278 pages. Cartonnage pleine toile décorée d'un motif imprimé géométrique dans le style "Op Art", dos muet, couvertures jaunes imprimées conservées, non rogné à grandes marges (reliure légèrement postérieure du début du XXe siècle). Toile légèrement empoussiérée, petites manques de toile sur les coupes inférieures (frottements d'étagères), recto du faux-titre jauni et bordure extérieure de la page de titre jaunie également. Très joli papier de doublure et de garde au décor imitant les veines du bois. Belle impression sur papier de Hollande teinté. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES TRENTE EXEMPLAIRE IMPRIMÉ SUR PAPIER DE HOLLANDE. L'édition originale comprend 10 exemplaires sur papier Japon et 30 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. Il s'agit du deuxième ouvrage de l'auteur après la sulfureuse "Légende des sexes, poèmes hystériques et profanes", sous le pseudonyme de « Sire de Chambley » en 1882. "Un admirable livre poétique, l'un des plus puissants qui aient paru dans la seconde moitié de ce siècle, où tant de lyres se sont transformées en mirlitons, un recueil de poésies philosophiques d'une envolée magistrale et dont Vallès eût fait certainement peu de cas : l'âme nue, d'Edmond Haraucourt, vient de paraître récemment chez Charpentier. Je ne sais quel sort sera réservé à cet ouvrage en une époque de veulerie et de mustine littéraire qui semble avoir domestiqué l'esprit national en le faisant écouter aux portes des boudoirs, des bouges et des cuisines ; je doute même de son succès, car la distinction suprême met un écrivain au rang des suspects ; ce que je sais et constate avec joie, c'est qu'un fier et véritable poète s'y révèle, qui ne se complait point dans le terre-à-terre descriptif des humbles, qui ne chante ni le calme épicier, ni la fille, ni la fleurette sentimentale, mais qui éclaire l'humanité avec un brandon glorieux qu'il s'efforce d'allumer au firmament des étoiles. Je ne connaissais Edmond Haraucourt que par une forte plaquette de vers publiée, sous un pseudonyme, il y a deux ans, en Belgique, pour quelques rares élus, non mise dans le commerce et qui avait pour titre : la légende des sexes, par le Sire de Chambley, in-8°. (.) L'âme nue est un livre d'une tout autre portée ; l'auteur a divisé son oeuvre en deux parties : La vie intérieure, La vie extérieure. La première comprend : les Lois, les Cultes, les Formes ; la seconde : l'Aube, Midi, le Soir. Comme épigraphe générale, cet apophtegme de Bossuet : "Regardez en vous comme votre juge vous regarde et voyez ce qu'il y voit : ce nombre innombrable de péchés !" - Dans cette œuvre philosophique, M. Haraucourt a merveilleusement compris et rendu cette opinion du moraliste qui exige du caractère essentiel de la poésie une clarté suprême, qui demande que les vers soient de cristal, ou diaphane ou coloré ; "diaphane, quand ils ne doivent nous donner que la vue de l'âme et sa substance ; coloré, quand ils ont à peindre les passions qui l'altèrent ou les nuances dont l'esprit de l'homme se teint." (.) " Nos amis les livres par Octave Uzanne, P., Quantin, 1886, pp. 230-236. Tous les poèmes ou presque de ce délicieux recueil sont dédicacés à des auteurs renommés (Maupassant, Sainte-Beuve, Leconte de Lisle, François Coppée, Barbey d'Aurevilly, etc), ou moins renommés. Dans ces derniers on notera le poème intitulé Calymanthe dédicacé à Octave Uzanne et l'Axedédicacé à Félicien Rops. LES PREMIÈRES ŒUVRES POÉTIQUES D'EDMOND HARAUCOURT SONT AUJOURD'HUI TRÈS RARES EN ÉDITIONS ORIGINALES SUR GRAND PAPIER. CURIEUSE RELIURE "OP ART", AVANT LA LETTRE, EXÉCUTÉE AU PLUS TARD VERS 1930. TRÈS BON EXEMPLAIRE. Prix : 1.000 euros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mitchell's New general atlas : containing maps of the various countries of the world

      Wm. M. Bradley & Bro, 1885-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. 1 atlas (126 [i.e. 157], 45 p.) : 93 col. maps ; 40 cm. Publisher’s brown boards with gold lettering. Half-leather binding. Restored binding. Some wear to the extremities. Internally very good. Color maps. See photos. Maps are in near-fine condition and free of soiling or foxing.Mitchell’s New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers.

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        CASINO, LA ILUSTRACION, ALBUM DE SALON, SAN ANDRES DE PALOMAR 1885

      1885 - Album. Gran tamaño. 1885. Tela, relieves y dorados. Lomo ligeramente deteriorado. Profusamente ilustrado de grabados (33) a doble pagina de gran belleza B/N y color. Muy buen ejemplar. Raro. Ref A-519 Biblioteca PMI. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        OKLAHOMA! Politically and Topographically Described -- History and Guide to the Indian Territory

      Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, Kansas City, 1885, 1885. Book. Very Good. Hardcover.. First Edition. 12mo gilt-stamped & decorative blind-stamped tan colored cloth (bibliographies also cite an edition in wrappers). 150pp. Illustrated with many engravings. Also there is a page reproducing the "Certificate of Membership in Osburn's Oklahoma Colony" (its constitution is printed in this book).Two pages of advertising (E. C. Cole's Real Estate, Kingman, Kansas, and Bank of Kingman, each a full page). Lists of Schools & Teachers (5 pp.). We have laid in a facsimile copy of the rare, original color-toned map, engraved by the publishers. Howes indicates that this map was not issued in all copies (perhaps they were removed because they were not attached). The title page continues, "Biographical Sketches of Capt. David L. Payne, W. L. Couch, Wm. H. Osborn, and others -- A Complete Guide to the Indian Territory, Illustrated with Map, Hunting and Fishing Grounds, by (authors)." E. E. Dale, in his bibliography of the range cattle industry, says of this book: "A small volume prepared especially for the purpose of advertising the lands known as 'Oklahoma' and to urge their opening to settlement. Interesting and valuable as a contemporary account of conditions in the Indian Territory and along the border but must be used with care because of its frankly controversial character." The bias of this book is indicated with one of the headings: "Railroads and Cattle-Kings Dictating to Congress". Contents include portions of treaties & gov. docs, newspaper reports & "Oklahoma Stories" taken from them. As with regional books of this nature printed in this era, each extant copy may be missing a plate or two that will be found in another copy, and vice versa. In this copy "Camp Alice", facing p56, was absent & a facsimile from another copy has been tipped in. Condition: a very good copy. There is a small dimple on the back cover with loosening of threads around it (pencil diameter). Very slight soiling to the cloth. The signature/gathering following page 16 is pulled a little from the binding & is slightly loose. One of the rarest of all Oklahoma books & published when the Boomers were becoming bold in their suit to open lands for white settlement. Herd 1140, Howes J3, Rader 2032, Graff 2174, Hargrett Gilcrease Imprints p290 ("excessively rare")..

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        Fabulario.

      Lisbon, Livraria Ferreira, 1885. - (6 ll.), 1075, (1) pp. 8?, contemporary crimson morocco with design of strapwork and stars on covers, spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, inner dentelles gilt, decorated endleaves, all edges gilt, signed in gilt on the lower outer corner of the front cover "P. Ferreira". In very fine condition. Author's presentation inscription to the Conde de Praia e de Monforte on half-title. ---- FIRST EDITION of this interesting volume of fables in verse, including extensive notes and indices. The author also published a Portuguese version of Lessing's fables.On the binder Paulino Ferreira (b. 1861), see Matias Lima, @Encadernadores portugueses. pp. 104ñ5.---- Martinho da Fonscea, @Aditamentos [to InnocÍncio] p. 184; see also InnocÍncio X, 391ñ2. OCLC: University of Illinois, Tulane, Washington University, University of New Mexico, Carlow College (Pennsylvania). Not in Hollis.SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant In two volumes

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Frontis, 584p, maps, fold out; frontis, 647p, maps, plate, facsimile, indexed. 24cm. First edition. Full sheep with black and red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Minor abrasion to one cover, some spotting on covers; black label on volume 1 chipped. One of the less common publisher's bindings with excellent shelf presence and in very good condition.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Spine, Very Good

      1885. This is a delightful 1885 Original Paperback Wisden, 22nd Edition, with facsimile spine. The covers are super, odd mark but amazing for well over 100 years old, internally it is a very bright book, the odd spot to the odd page but for 1885 it is as white as they come. Spine is of similar colour to the book, the advantage of the facsimile spine is that you can read it without fear of breaking it , plus it is cheaper than an original too.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

      Paris, 3 Dec. [1885]. - 8vo (200 x 130 mm). 1 p. In French, to an unidentified correspondent: "I do not believe at all that age or youth influences the results of vaccination. If accidents occurred during the night of the vacination, whatever the age of the individual, it was the result of impure vaccine or due to a wrongly performed procedure". - Yellowing, small marginal tears skillfully repaired.

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        Reise nach Italien 1885" (Deckeltitel). 128 orig. Photographien (Albuminabzüge) von Giacomo Brogi. Auf Trägerkarton montiert und in 2 Alben gebunden.

      (Österreich / Wien ?) 1885. - Gr.-4° (ca. 33 x 28 cm). Grüne Ln.-Bände d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Titel a.d. Vorderdeckeln, goldenen Eckbeschlägen, 2 goldenen Schlössern mit Schlüsseln, Moirévorsätzen und mit Goldschnitt. Die Rücken fachmännisch und geschmackvoll in Leder ergänzt (die Deckel mit geringen Schabspuren). Prachtvolle Photoalben mit großformatigen Photographien von einer Italienreise im Jahre 1885. Die Photographien mit zahlreichen Stadtansichten, sowie Ansichten von Skulpturen und Gemälden aus Museen. Sie zeigen u.a.: Mailand (Dom, Arco della Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele), Turin (Panoramaansicht, Piazza Castello e Via Roma), Genua (Panorama del Porto), Monaco (Riviera di Ponente, Casino di Montecarlo), Nizza (Corso Massena), Pisa (Piazza del Duomo, Campo Santo-Area), Florenz, (Panoramaansicht, La Cattedrale presa da Orsanmichele, Palazzo Favaro, Lato del Palazzo Pitti, Loggia de' Lanzi), Rom (Foro e Colonna Trajana, Panteon, Campidoglio, Castello S. Angelo, Basilica di S. Pietro, Fontana di Trevi, Foro Romano, Colosseo), Neapel (Panorama preso dalla Villa Tolentino, Panorama preso dalla Tomba di Virgilio, Strada Santa Lucia, Cancello del Giardino reale), Sorrent (Panorama da Capodimonte), Pozzuoli (Panorama con vista del Castello), Vesuv (Cratere, Versante della ferrovia funicolare sul Vesuvio), Pompei (Panorama preso dalle mura), Capri (Marina Grande) etc.- Die Trägerkarton-Ränder etw. gebräunt und braunfleckig. Photographie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Harbour with British Ships (Rangoon?), with i.a. the Ship the "Mistley Hall, Liverpool", from the port of London to Sydney, New South Wales, 12 January 1886.

      ca. 1885. Origional photograph, albumen print on mount, 18,2 x 24 cm. KEYWORDS:siam/bangkok/south east asia/photo.

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        In The Old Palazzo. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: F.V. White & Co., 31, Southampton St., Strand. 1885. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's grey cloth pictorially blocked with dome of St. Peter's and lettered in gold on the front covers, gilt spines, floral-patterned endpapers. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-titles, and with a contemporary pencil note (by the recipient?) on the verso of the front free endpaper. The gold on the front cover of volume one is moderately rubbed, else a bright, near fine set. Wolff 2288. .

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First editions of the two volume set of the 18th President of the United States' memoirs. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original green cloth with title and front panel in gilt. In excellent condition condition that shows some light wear. "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 toknow how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson).

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        Mitchell's New general atlas : containing maps of the various countries of the world

      Wm. M. Bradley & Bro. 1885 - Hardcover. 1 atlas (126 [i.e. 157], 45 p.) : 93 col. maps ; 40 cm. Publisher?s brown boards with gold lettering. Half-leather binding. Restored binding. Some wear to the extremities. Internally very good. Color maps. See photos. Maps are in near-fine condition and free of soiling or foxing.Mitchell?s New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cafés-concerts]. Exceptionnelle collection composée de 1272 programmes de café-concert, music-hall, cirque, théatre, opéra, cinéma, montés sur onglet ou contre-collé.

      1885-1912 1885 - 12 forts volumes in-4, demi-toile verte, dos lisse, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Exceptionnel ensemble composé de 1272 programmes de café-concert, music-hall, cirque, théatre, opéra, cinéma. Comme dans une parade endiablée, bruyante et colorée, presque au jour le jour, défilent sous nos yeux, programmes et vedettes, chansons illustrées, fêtes, bals, corridas. Remarquable illustration de l'histoire du spectacle entre 1885 et 1912 à Paris, mais aussi dans quelques villes de province principalement : Boulogne-sur-Mer, Le Havre, Lille, Aix-Les-Bains, Bordeaux , et d'Europe : Gênes, Rome, Naples, Florence, Milan, Cologne, Vienne, Buda, Pest, Dresde, Amsterdam, La Haye, Scheveningen, Anvers, Stockholm, Copenhague, Gotebory, Berlin, Munich, Francfort, Bade, Düsseldorf. Cafés-concerts, Music-halls : Sur papier Japon superbement illustré les Bijou-programmes de l'Eden-Théâtre, La fille de Mme Angot (1888), Excelsior (1889), Exposition universelle, Java, programme explicatif illustré. Le programme de la première Pièce d'Ombres du Théâtre du Chat noir, crée par Henri Rivière (1864-1951) : La Tentation de Saint-Antoine (1888) ainsi queThéâtre des Ombres Lyriques, soirée du Lyon d'Or, Le Roman de la rose, poèmes et dessins d'Adolphe Willette (1857-1926) ; La Nuit des Temps ou l'Elixir de rajeunissement, pièce d'ombres, livret illustré par Henri Rivière, pièce en 2 actes et 42 tableaux d'Albert Robida ; programme illustré par Caran d'Ache et Henri Rivière : L'Epopée de Caran d'Ache. Véritable tour de force technique, cette oeuvre compte parmi les plus ambitieuses créations du Chat noir. Les programmes de Paris-Soirée, Concert des Ambassadeurs, illustré par Willette puis par Forain, du Café-concert Egyptien de la rue du Caire ; Le Pays des fées au Jardin enchanté de la Porte Rapp. Progamme du Musée Japonais : une ville du Japon en plein air, concert tzigane, etc. Corps virevoltants dans une symphonie de couleurs chatoyantes ; le Printania, le Moulin rouge, le Café-concert des Ambassadeurs, l'Alcazar d'été, le Jardin de Paris, La Scala, le Parisiana, La Cigale, L'Alhambra, l'Edorado, le Ba-Ta-Clan, Concert Européen, les Bouffes Parisien, l'Olympia, les Folies Bergéres, L'Horloge, Le Divan Japonais, Bobino, Le Casino, le Palais des Glaces, l'Hippodrome du Pont de l'Alma, de Paris, illustrés par Firmin Barrère, Misti, Bocchino, M. Radiguet, Houbras, Guillaume, Japhet, E. Remy, Guydo,Viez, G. Dortet, Grün, Théo Desain, Povo, D'Angelo, Chenet, René Péan et par Jules Chéret (1836-1932), inspirateur de Seurat ou encore de Toulouse-Lautrec, il peaufina un style d'expression néo-rococo. Les programmes de Kam Kill le chanteur en habit rouge de l'Eldorado par F. Lunel ; les premiers programmes des Concert Mayol (1910), etc. Théâtres et cinémas : Progammes des spectacles de l'exposition de 1900, notamment : Exposition universelle de 1900, Le Tour du Monde Guide officiel et souvenir du panorama. Programme des théâtres, opéras, spectacle musicaux notamant les programmes théâtre supplément du Journal l'Illustration (27 ans de programmation théâtrale), le Photo-programme carte postal illustrée . Les très beaux programmes des Théâtre Pompadour, Théâtre de la Gaité ; Théâtre des Variétées (Rabajoi), Trianon théâtre, Concert Bal & théâtre d'été, Théâtre de l'Athénée-comique : La Geisha ; Théâtre Marigny, Théâtre du Vaudeville, Théâtre de l'Odéon, Théätre Fémina, Théâtre Michel. Les programmes du Théâtre National ambulant Gémier (1911-1912), transporté par camions, une salle de 1650 places sillonne la France pour représenter des pièces jouées à Paris ; l?entreprise, trop lourde financièrement, disparaît rapidement. Les très jolies publications pour la création de L'Oiseau bleu illustré par Jean Portalez (1911) au Théâtre Réjane et de Kimset de Lucien guitry au théâtre Sarah Bernardt. Le cinématographe qui s'empare des music-halls, des cafés- concerts et des théâtres (1911) : Théâtre du Cinématographe Pathé : Je ne tremble pas je vois [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MÜNCHEN. - Obermenzing. "Blutenburg liegt an der Würm nächst Nymphenburg".

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, signiert und datiert "Carl Steinicken in München 1885", 16,5 x 22,8 cm. Eine sehr hübsche Ansicht mit Blick auf Schloss Blutenburg und die Schlosskapelle, im Vordergrund Fischer am Schwimmvogelteich. - Tadellos frisch erhalten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        TOTENTANZ. - Astronom. Ein in seiner Studierstube sitzender Astronom in Renaissancekleidung zeigt auf eine hängende Armillarsphäre, von rechts nähert sich der grinsende Tod mit einem Totenschädel, dazu astronomische Instrumente, Himmelsglobus und ein Buch.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, sign. und dat. "R. Hieronymi 1885", 30,5 x 22,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVII, S. 61; Nagler Bd. 2, S. 442. - Der Maler und Restaurator Robert Hieronymi war Schüler u.a. von Ed. Steinle am Städelschen Institut in Frankfurt a.M. - Alt montiert.

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        On the Old Road: A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays, Pamphlets, etc., etc. Published 1834-1885. [3 volumes complete]

      George Allen , 1885 . Hardback. . 3 volumes 4to half calf with 5 raised bands, marbled boards and matching endpapers. gilt titles/volume numbers and decoration in compartments. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 55 copies printed on large paper. All volumes VG (light edgewear to all extremities, foxing to outer pages). 3 matched first edition volumes, bright and tight.

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        Prof. O. R. Gleason's Horse Book. Treating of the Habits and Diseases of Horses and Other Animals

      Buffalo: The Courier Company, Printers. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street, 1885. First edition. With numerous illustrations in text. Pp. [1]-2, 3-iv, 5-64. 1 vols. 8vo. Grey lithographic wrappers with portrait of Prof. O. R. Gleason, The Celebrated Horse educator" on upper cover, "O.R. Gleason's Travelling Outfit in 1879-80" on lower cover. Some chipping along fore edge of wrappers, spine (unprinted) with small losses. Pencil marks on upper portion of title page, else very clean internally. Pencil ownership signature "From the Library of Wm. M. Burr & R.L. Hubbard, Aug. 1922". Very good plus. First edition. With numerous illustrations in text. Pp. [1]-2, 3-iv, 5-64. 1 vols. 8vo. The Professor's First Horse Book. Earliest recorded form of Gleason's Horse Book (1892), a perennial favorite of the 1890s and turn of the 20th century. The inside front cover of this copy includes an announcement of Gleason's daily exhibitions and A Scientific Lecture on "How to Shoe Your Horse": "One great feature of the Professor's system is the fact that animals can be taught to understand our language perfectly Wells 2885 cites a Handbook of Horsemanship (a 95-page pamphlet printed in Buffalo the same year) but does not cite this edition. Gleason proposes a three-part approach to training horses: unconditional control; kindness; and appealing to the horse's sense of understanding: "rebuke wrong, and reward right". Pp. 54-64 deal with training dogs and diseases of the dog. Scarce. Not in Wells. One copy only in OCLC 150562876 (Calgary)

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        Mathias Sandorf

      Paris: J.Hetzel , 1885. Fine. J.Hetzel , Paris 1885, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), relié. - Illustrated Edition. 111 drawings by Bennett and card. Catalog ultimately for the year 1886. Cardboard editor connected by Lenègre; special plaque by Souze. Cardboard told the silvery banner, or the ball to the rare purple. The cardboard was used only for the triple volume Sandorf. Beautiful first plate, the external beveled brod cleared. spine uniformly irradiated. A cut in the rear of the upper joint of 2cm. Second course with small white spots. Bottom right hand corner blunt. Good condition inside without freckles. Despite the obvious defects, desirable copy for its beautiful color combination, silver on a purple background. Sandorf is dedicated posthumously to Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne tribute indeed in this novel the author of the Count of Monte Cristo ("In this book, I tried to Matthias Sandorf the Monte Cristo Extraordinary Voyages."); Sandorf was imprisoned and betrayed like him and his adventures retrace his revenge. The novel is set in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée. 111 dessins par Benett et une carte. Catalogue in fine pour l'année 1886. Cartonnage d'éditeur relié par Lenègre ; plaque spéciale par Souze. Cartonnage dit à la bannière argenté, ou au ballon à la rare couleur violette. Ce cartonnage fut employé seulement pour le volume triple Mathias Sandorf. Belle première plaque, le brod biseauté externe éclairci. Dos uniformément insolé. Une coupure en queue du mors supérieur sur 2cm. Second plat avec de petites taches blanches. Coin supérieur droit bas émoussé. Bon état intérieur, sans rousseur. Malgré les défauts évidents, exemplaire désirable pour sa belle alliance de couleur, argent sur fond violet. Mathias Sandorf est dédié de manière posthume à Alexandre Dumas. Jules Verne rend hommage en effet dans ce roman à l'auteur du Comte de Monte-Cristo ("Dans cet ouvrage, j'ai essayé de faire de Matthias Sandorf le Monte-Cristo des Voyages extraordinaires.") ; Sandorf a été comme lui emprisonné et trahi et ses aventures retraceront sa vengeance. Le roman se déroule sur le pourtour méditerranéen de l'Europe du sud.

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        Manuscript Journal - Ribbon Samples for Service Awards & Medals

      British Empire, 1885. British Empire, 1885-1921. Unusual and substantial collection of 245 ribbon swatches for service medals, awards, or special decorations, for decorum and chivalry, even one for Arctic Exploration, representing several nations from around the world, among them, the United Kingdom, Russia, Serbia, China, and America. Each ribbon is mounted with a single pin and identified with manuscript captions. 8vo. 64 pages. Half brown cloth over yellow speckled boards, the collector's signature to front endpaper. Volume measures approximately 17 x 23 cm. Some fraying to ribbon edges, otherwise in excellent condition, beautifully preserved, a delightful singular volume housed in a purpose made clamshell box for extra protection. Major James Henry Alldridge (military ID WO 374/1034) MC, DCM, born in 1866, was a enlisted in the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade in 1885, served actively until 1921 and retired in 1922. The Imperial War Museum holds a collection of his papers and photographs, pertaining to his military career with the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade 1885 - 1922, including his service as Quartermaster with the Battalion (25th Brigade, 8th Division) in France 1914-1918 and in Ulster 1919. Collected and compiled by a Quartermaster who served for 56 years in the British military Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), these samples are as far reaching as Russia, Egypt, and the United States of America. The collection begins by showing the colours of the Rifle Brigade, naturally, and includes further ribbon swatches from the United Kingdom (over 100) and the Royal Air Force RAF (4), as well as some from France, Belgium, Montenegro, China, Japan, Turkey, Persia, Egypt, Russia, Serbia, Italy, Greece, Spain, the United States of America, Portugal, and some of Pontifical origin. An additional 11 unidentified swatches are loosely placed within, suggesting that this was an ongoing work which Alldridge was adding to until his final days, circa 1947. One of these ribbons awarded military actions which pre-dated the collector's lifetime - the British Navy's award for general service which was created in 1847 and granted retroactively for participation in war campaigns from 1793 to 1840 and which is considered one of the first real British campaign medals, together with its counterpart for the army. A veritable chronicle of the colonial expansion of the British Empire, and the decisive battles that formed and re-formed the ever-growing nation, the following is but a sampling of ribbons which correspond to significant medals and awards: Victoria Cross (VC) military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories, introduced in 1856 by Queen Victoria following the Crimean War.. The Naval General Service Medal (NGSM), one of the two the first real British campaign medals, approved in 1847, for issue to officers and men of the Royal Navy who had served in various military actions from 1793 to 1814; a period encompassing the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Anglo-American War of 1812. The China War Medal first issued by the British Government in 1843 to members of the British Army and Royal Navy who took part in the First Anglo-Chinese War (1839-1842), re-issued for those who fought in the Second Opium War (1856-1860), and used again for the awards in 1901 presented to British and Imperial land and sea troops who fought during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. The Northwest Canada Medal, issued to the soldiers, volunteers, and North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) personnel who participated in suppression of the North-West Rebellion in 1885. The Abyssinian War Medal, awarded for service between 4 October 1867 and 19 April 1868 to those who participated in the punitive 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia, led by Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Napier. The New Zealand Medal, a campaign medal awarded to Imperial and Colonial troops in the New Zealand Wars of 1845-1847 (and for 1848) and 1860-1866. The New Zealand Wars were previously known as the Maori Wars, Anglo-Maori Wars or Land Wars. The medal was authorised in 1869. Three Crimean War medals - the Crimea, Turkish Crimea, and Baltic Medals, awarded to those who fought in 1854-1856 against Russia. The Tibet Medal which was awarded in 1905 for services in Tibet during the Gyantse campaign, issued to members of the British Tibet Mission (Younghusband expedition to Tibet), and to accompanying troops who served at or beyond Siliguri from 13 December 1903 to 23 September 1904. The United Kingdom's Afghanistan Medal which was awarded in 1881 to all who took part in the campaigns against Afghanistan known as the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). The Indian Order of Merit (IOM), established in 1837 by the East India Company as a military and civilian decoration of British India, and for some time being the highest decoration that a native member of the British Indian Army could receive. Egypt Medal (1882-1889) and Khedive's Star (1897), both pertaining to the the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War. Khedive's Sudan Medal (1897), awarded by the Khedivate of Egypt for service during the Mahdist War in Sudan. Established 12 February 1897, by Khedive Abbas Hilmi Pasha, this medal was initially to commemorate the reconquest of the Dongola province in 1896. The Queen's Sudan Medal (1899), awarded to British and Egyptian forces which took part in the Sudan campaign between 1896 and 1898. Numerous South Africa Campaigns. While approximately 100 ribbons represent British interests, still 140 more ribbons represent awards that were issued by other countries to their gallant servicemen and most noble civilians. Some examples herein memorialized with corresponding ribbons include: A Knight rank from the Order of the Nile (Kiladat El Nil), Egypt's highest state honour, an award which was instituted in 1915 by Sultan Hussein Kamel for exceptional services to the nation. The China Relief Expedition Medal (Boxer Rebellion), established on 27 June 1908 and awarded to the United States Marine Corps members who served ashore with the China Relief Expedition between 24 May 1900 and 17 May 1901, or aboard one of eleven specified naval vessels in support of the Expedition. The Army of Cuban Occupation Medal, created by the United States War Department in June 1915 to recognize the service members who performed garrison occupation duty in the United States Protectorate over Cuba, following the close of the Spanish-American War. The Spanish Campaign Medal, awarded by the United States Armed Forces, to members of the U.S. military who had served in the Spanish-American War. Belgian highest national honorary order of knighthood, the Order of Leopold , named in honour of King Leopold I, a decoration which was established in 1832 and is awarded for extreme bravery in combat or for meritorious service of immense benefit to the Belgian nation. Japan's ribbon to hold their Imperial Russia Russo-Japanese War Medal to recognize service in 1904-1905. The Order of Saint George, the highest purely military decoration of the Russian Federation, originally established November 26, 1769 by Empress Catherine the Great. Several other Russian orders are represented with ribbons. Russia's Romanov Tercentenary (1913), issued by the decree of Russian Emperor Nicholas II to commemorate the Romanov Dynasty. The Order of the Precious Brilliant Golden Grain (Order of Chia-Ho), a former award of Nationalist China. The Imperial Order of the Double Dragon, an order awarded founded by the Guangxu Emperor in 1882 for outstanding services to the throne and the Qing court, originally issued only to foreigners, but extended to Chinese subjects from 1908. Perhaps of special interest for the sake of recognizing achievements and events outside of warfare, we find ribbons that held medals such as these: The Arctic Medal which hung from a white ribbon and was first instituted in 1857 , has since been renamed the Polar Medal in 1904. The Admiralty issued the medal in 1857 for several expeditions, including the expedition to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew who were lost while looking for the Northwest Passage in 1847. The second presentation of the Arctic Medal was to the crews of three ships exploring the Arctic in 1875-1876. In 1904, the Polar Medal was inaugurated for members of Captain Scott's first expedition to Antarctica. It was also awarded to the crews of both rescue ships, the Terra Nova and the Morning. Subsequent medals were also awarded to members of Ernest Shackleton's expeditions in 1907-1909 and 1914-1917. Stanhope Medal (or Gold Medal) - the Royal Humane Society's most prestigious award, named in memory of Chandos Scudamore Scudamore Stanhope who saved the life of a seaman in 1851, and first awarded to Captain Matthew Webb in 1873 for attempting to rescue a sailor who had fallen from the rigging of a ship into the Atlantic Ocean. The Order of Merit, a special honour created by King Edward VII at the time of his coronation in 1902, to award individuals of great achievement in the fields of the arts, learning, literature and science. The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal instituted in 1897 by Royal Warrant as a British decoration, awarded to members of the Royal Family and the court, guests at the jubilee celebrations, and the soldiers and sailors that paraded that day in London. Coronations of King Edward VII (1902) and King George V and Queen Mary (1911) And finally, a few examples representing Britain's prestigious orders of chivalry and honourable acts of gallantry: The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, awarded on a black ribbon pendant, for the a royal order of chivalry chartered by Queen Victoria in 1888. An ordinary member of the Royal Victorian Order, a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the monarch of the Commonwealth realms, established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. Both civil and military appointments of the chivalric order Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), established in 1917 by King George V, and rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the Civil Service. . Very Good.

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        Die Korrektion des Landgrabens in den Gemarkungen Karlsruhe und Mühlburg. Ausgeführt in den Jahren 1877 - 1885. 1. Aufl.

      Karlsruhe, Macklot 1885 - 13 Figuren im Text und 14 Beilageblätter, IV, 57 S. (komplett) dunkelgrüner Orig. Leinenband mit Blindpräg., 27 x 19 cm Die Beilageblätter: I. Niederschlagsgebiet und Bewässerungsdisstrikte des Landgraben.(gr. Karte) II. Längen-Profil des Landgrabens. Situation des Landgrabens (gr. Plan) III. Einrammen der Spundwände in Karlsruhe und Mühlburg zur Sicherung der Gewölbefundamente. (gr. Plan) IV. dito (gr. Plan) V. Baubetrieb an den überwölbten Landgraben-Strecken. (gr. Plan) VI. Baubetrieb an den offenen Landgraben-Strecken. (gr. Plan) VII. Baubetrieb an den überwölbten Landgrabenstrecken. (gr. Plan) VIII. Ansicht einer Baustelle unterhalb des Schwimmschulweges (Lichtdruck 15 x 20 cm). IX. Provisorisches Wehr als oberer Abschluss einer Baustelle (Lichtdruck 15 x 20 cm). X. Zimmerung und Maschinendisposition einer Baustelle. (Lichtdruck 15 x 20 cm). XI. Ansicht einer Baustelle und des provisorischen Wehres derselben, von der Scheffelstrasse gesehen (Lichtdruck 15 x 20 cm). XII. Ansicht einer korrigierten offenen Landgrabenstrecke, von der Scheffelstrasse gesehen (Lichtdruck 15 x 20 cm). XIII. Ansicht einer korrigierten überwölbten Landgrabenstrecke zwischen Herrenstrasse und Erbprinzenstrasse (Lichtdruck 15 x 20 cm). XIV. Profile von städtischen Abzugskanälen. Die Ansichten der Baustellen mit zahlreichen Arbeitern. etwas angestaubt, teils gering fleckig, Einbandbezug gering wellig, höchst seltenes Werk. +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tuberose and Meadowsweet

      London: David Bogue (1885). 120pp - London: David Bogue (1885). 120pp. 1st Edition. Hardcover. One of the rarities of 1890s decadent literature, a collection of heavily veiled homosexual verse written by the aesthete perhaps best known for his association with John Gray. This, the author's second volume of poems, was reviewed by Oscar Wilde in the Pall Mall Gazette as a "remarkable little volume," but challenged the author's insistence in making tuberose a three-syllable word, adding: "though he cannot pronounce 'tuberose' aright, at least he can sing of it exquisitely." Annoyed at Wilde's reference to his use of the word as "a potato blossom shaped like a tiny trumpet of ivory," Raffalovich sparred with Wilde in the following days in the Gazette, but they maintained a cordial, if strained, relationship until it became acrimonious in the early 1890s. John Gray's earlier relationship with Wilde, and his subsequent patronage by Raffalovich, added fuel to a difficult relationship that seems not to have been extinguished by Wilde's death. As with his first collection of poems (Cyril and Lionel) this collection appropriates the sentimentalized Victorian 'language of flowers" to portray homosexual love in a disguised, but nonetheless, direct fashion. (See Madden, E., "Say it with Flowers: The Poetry of Marc-André Raffalovich." See also Roden, F. Marc-Andre Raffalovich:. A Russian-French-Jewish-Catholic Homosexual in Oscar Wilde's London and Mckenna, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde at 45-6.A.; Pick, Svengali's Web- The Alien Enchanter in Modern Culture @ 152-156.A very good copy in the green fabric binding, endpapers lightly browned, Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper, with his address at Albert Hall Mansions where he frequently and lavishly entertained. Young 3180*. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Durch Massai-Land. Forschungsreise in Ostafrika zu den Schneebergen und wilden St„mmen zwischen dem Kilima-Ndjaro und Victoria-Njansa in den Jahren 1883 und 1884.

      Leipzig Brockhaus ; 1885 - EA; ca 23x17 cm; 526 Seiten mit 62 Holzstichillustr. und 2 Karten; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit Rckenschild (Einband minimal bestoáen, eine Karte mit Klebungen meist im Faltungsknick [dort durchschlagend!]; sonst sauberes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Complaintes.

      Léon Vanier, Paris 1885 - In-8 de 145-(2) pp., demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos orné à nerfs, non rogné, couverture bleue imprimée conservée (Canape). Edition originale tirée à 511 exemplaires. Bel exemplaire. Vicaire, IV, 934 ; En français dans le texte, 313. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Lindenia. Iconographie des orchidées. Edited under supervision of J. Linden and Lucien Linden, with Émile Rodigas and R.A. Rolfe. 15 vols. Ghent, F. Meyer-Van Loo [vols. 1-2] and E. Vander Haeghen [vols. 3-15], 1885-1899. Added: [1] two separate issues of vol. 16 (nrs. 6 and 11/12, issued in july 1901 and april 1902; [2] [Pricelist of orchids] Offre de belles orchidées a prix très réduits [Publication de la société anonyme l'horticulutre internationale parc Léopold a Bruxelles [...] administrateur-directeur: Lucien Linden, no. 13, april 1889], 4 pp.".

      Set of 15 vols. (of 17) and 2 seperate issues of vol. 16. With 732 (of 814) chromolithographic plates of orchids, by J. de Bosschere, C. de Bruyne (vol. 17), A. Goossens (vols. 4-11), Henri Leroux, MacFarlane, Tollenaere, and lithographed by J.L. Goffart, S. de Leeuw, P. de Pannemaeker, P. de Pannemaeker et fils, G. Severyns. Set of 15 nicely bound volumes in black half-calf with gilt ornamented spines and marbled flyleafs. Fine set of this rare iconography of orchids."Nissen, BBI, 2348; Stafleu & Cowan 4628."

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        Tiles from Chertsey Abbey, Surrey, representing early romance subjects

      London: William Griggs. 1885 - Folio. 36 pp. and 41 chromolithograph plates, as called for, Original printed boards. Disbound. Manusciriptownership notation by the artist Hesketh Hubbard (1892-1957), who bought the folio in 1942.Background from the British Museum:Medieval, about AD 1250-60From Chertsey, EnglandSaladin's fall to Richard the Lion HeartThese belong to the largest group of tiles in The British Museum's collections, found at the site of Chertsey Abbey, Surrey. They combine technical excellence with elaborate decoration. Each roundel consists of four quarter tiles set into a mosaic of foliate designs. They depict a vigorous display of valour as the English king Richard I (reigned 1189-99) slays Saladin (1138-93) with his lance. The lance is used as a device to take the action from one roundel to the next. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres : Ma vie - Premières poésies - Poésies philosophiques EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1885. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1885, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on strong vellum, with 3 single draw vellum and 150 Holland paper. Binding blue half morocco with corners, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, elegant contemporary binding signed Levasseur. Illustrated book an engraved frontispiece. Bibliophile stamp printed by way of bookplates. Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine et paraphés par Alphonse Lemerre, seuls grands papiers avec 20 Hollande. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, élégante reliure de l'époque signée de Pagnant. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe datée et signée de quatre pages de Louise Ackermann à propos de projets éditoriaux regardant et regroupant quelques unes de ses oeuvres qu'elles considèrent comme difficilement conciliables. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.  

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        Treasure Island

      Cassell, UK 1885 - 1st Illustrated Edition 1885. Twenry Five full plate engravings and a map. Early illustrated Treasure Islands are very un-common. Bound in the original decorative cloth. Book is very good+and bright. Light marking to cloth in places. The contents are good but most pages are foxed, some quite heavy. Gutter hinges strengthened. Rare in such bright cloth. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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