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        Izaak Walton: His Wallet Booke

      London Field & Tuer 1885. G+ : in Good condition plus. Spine darkened. Uncut. Several signatures becoming loose but holding First Edition Vellum spine over blue board cover 200mm x 120mm (8" x 5"). 118pp. Numerous hand coloured wood engravings.

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        Allerlei aus Stadt und Land. Ein lustiges Bilderbuch mit vielen farbigen Original-Zeichnungen von Carl Röhling und Text in Versen von Heinrich Seidel.

      Dresden, Verlag von Müller & Lohse, ohne Jahr (ca. 1885). - Ca. 25,2 x 19,5 cm. 64 nn. Seiten, mit zahlreichen, teils doppelseitigen farbig lithographierten Illustrationen. Erste Ausgabe. Ecken bestoßen, Bindung etwas gelöst. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Selten, kein Exemplar im KVK! Roter illustrierter Original-Halbleinenband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cursus Scripturae Sacrae: Commentariorum in Nov. Test. Pars I und II/ Commentariorum in V.T. Pars I - III (KONVOLUT aus 34 Bänden) - COMMENTARIORUM IN NOV. TEST.: Libri Introductorii: Historia et critica Introductio in V.T. LIBROS SACROS: Vol. I: Introductio Generalis sive de V.T. Canonis, Textus, Interpretationis Historia/ Vol. II/ 1: Introductio Specialis in Historicos Veteris Testamenti Libros/ Vol. II/ 2: Introductio Specialis in Didacticos et Propheticos Veteris Testamenti Libros/ Vol. III: Introductio Specialis in Singulos Novi Testamenti Libros/ Vol. IV - VI. Lexicon Biblicum: A - Z/ Pars I: LIBROS HISTORICOS: Vol. I/ 1: Evangelium Secundum S. Matthaeum cap. 1 - 13/ Vol. I/ 2: Evangelium Secundum S. Matthaeum cap. 14 - 28 complectens

      Sumptibus P. Lethielleux; 1885 - 1912. - je Band ca. 500 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ leicht stockfleckig; Orig.Halbleder - leicht berieben; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 34 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH; la Gewicht in Gramm: 50000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes Complete

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

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      Kamashastra Society, Benares 1885 - 16 volumes. Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private subscribers only. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments now entituled (sic) The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night together with the supplemental Nights original edition. 1885 and 1886-1888. 16 volumes. All edges trimmed, top edges red. Penzer pp 114-116. Collates per Penzer. Over the years there have been many translations of this popular work. This 1st ed is in vg+ condition, in orig. cloth, some corners bumped and a couple of hinges starting to separate but holding firm. The first 10 volumes are black with gold lettering & decorations, the supplemental 6 volumes are black with silver. This privately erotic work was meant for those who wanted to learn about Moslem, Arabic and Egyptian customs. True first editions (16 volumes) are scarce. This set with a 4 page prospectus for ordering the supplemental nights. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Journals of Major-Gen. C.G. Gordon at Khartoum. Printed from the Original MSS. Introduction and Notes by A. Egmont Hake. HUMPHREY BELL'S OWN COPY OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION

      Kegan Paul Trench & Co.,, 1885. 8vo., First Edition, with fine engraved portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), full-page map coloured in outline, illustrations in the text and large folding map (coloured in outline; one short tear skilfully repaired) at end; handsomely bound in dark red full morocco, sides with gilt frame border stopped at corners by rosettes, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, black endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. SIR HUMPHREY BELL'S OWN COPY WITH HIS NEAT HOLOGRAPH SIGNATURE DATED 1918 ON HALF-TITLE. Gordon's death at Khartoum was a tidal mark of late Victorian Empire; this scarce account, published as shortly as practicable following the event, is more usually found in the second impression of the following year. One of the greatest English public servants of the Sudan, Sir [Bernard] Humphrey Bell (1884-1959) was the second son of the Rev. J. T. Bell, headmaster of Christ's Hospital School (then at Hertford). He was educated at Christ's Hospital (1894-1903) followed by a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1906. In the following year he joined the Sudan Political Service and in 1912 married Lilian Constance Bagot, daughter of the Rev. G.P. Dew. In 1917 he was called to the bar at Gray's Inn, and from 1918-1923 served in Baghdad, first as President of the Court of First Instance and then as President of the Court of Appeal. In 1923 he returned to Sudan as Judge of the High Court, having first been appointed CBE in that year. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Sudan in 1926, and received the insignia of the second class of the Order of the Nile from the King of Egypt in 1929. From 1930-1936 he served as Legal Secretary to the Government of the Sudan, after which he retired, and was created KBE in the following year. During WWII he served as Assistant Legal Advisor to the Home Office. Sir Humphrey Bell died in Hampshire in 1959. A SPLENDID AND HIGHLY RELEVANT ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

      Benares: Kamashastra Society, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. 16 volumes. Printed by the Kamashastra Society for Private subscribers only. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments now entituled (sic) The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night together with the supplemental Nights original edition. 1885 and 1886-1888. 16 volumes. All edges trimmed, top edges red. Penzer pp 114-116. Collates per Penzer. Over the years there have been many translations of this popular work. This 1st ed is in vg+ condition, in orig. cloth, some corners bumped and a couple of hinges starting to separate but holding firm. The first 10 volumes are black with gold lettering & decorations, the supplemental 6 volumes are black with silver. This privately erotic work was meant for those who wanted to learn about Moslem, Arabic and Egyptian customs. True first editions (16 volumes) are scarce. This set with a 4 page prospectus for ordering the supplemental nights.

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        Gen. Abner Doubleday writes out his aide's desperate telegram during Gettysburg, his finest performance in the Civil War; "July 1st Gettysburg. General Sickles. General Doubleday (First Corps) says for God's sake come up with all speed. They are pressing us hard ?"

      Mendham, New Jersey, February 10, 1885. 5" x 8". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Abner Doubleday / Bvt Maj Genl U.S.A,"" 1 page, 5"" x 8"". Mendham, N.J., February 10, 1885. To E.C. Brown, New York City. On the integral leaf, Doubleday has penned a copy of a dispatch sent to General Daniel Sickles at Gettysburg, indicating it is a true copy, in effect, of another Autograph Letter Signed ""Abner Doubleday / Bvt Maj Genl U.S.A."" with ""General Doubleday"" in the text. Fine condition.On the integral leaf, Doubleday has penned ""July 1st Gettysburg. General Sickles. General Doubleday (First Corps) says for God's sake come up with all speed. They are pressing us hard. (signed) H.T. Lee Lt & A.D.C. Sent by a staff officer to General Sickles at Emmetsburg. A true copy. Abner Doubleday Bvt Maj Genl. U.S.A.""""To Mr. E.C. Brown / Artist / Nos 39 and 41 Park Place / New York City."" In full, ""I am glad to hear that you intend to illustrate the Scribner Series. It will give much more interest and value to its volumes. I hardly know what to give you in relation to that period of the war but I enclose a copy of a dispatch sent July 1st 1863 when the battle was at its height. Yours Truly Abner Doubleday / Bvt Maj Genl U.S.A (over)""At the start of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, Doubleday's division was the second infantry division on the field to reinforce the cavalry division of Brigadier General John Buford. When his corps commander, Major Genera John F. Reynolds was killed very early in the fighting, Doubleday found himself in command of the corps at 10:50 am. His men fought well in the morning, putting up a stout resistance, but as overwhelming Confederate forces massed against them, their line eventually broke and they retreated back through the town of Gettysburg to the relative safety of Cemetery Hill south of town. It was Doubleday's finest performance during the war, five hours leading 9,500 men against ten Confederate brigades that numbered more than 16,000.Seven of those brigades sustained casualties that ranged from 35 to 50 percent, indicating the ferocity of the Union defense. On Cemetery Hill, however, the I Corps could muster only a third of its men as effective for duty, and the corps was essentially destroyed as a combat force for the rest of the battle; it would be decommissioned in March 1864, its surviving units consolidated into other corps.On July 2, 1863, Army of the Potomac commander Maj. Gen. George G. Meade replaced Doubleday with Major General John Newton, a more junior officer from another corps. The ostensible reason was a false report by XI Corps commander Major General Oliver O. Howard that Doubleday's corps broke first, causing the entire Union line to collapse, but Meade also had a long history of disdain for Doubleday's combat effectiveness, dating back to South Mountain. Doubleday was humiliated by this snub and held a lasting grudge against Meade, but he returned to division command and fought well for the remainder of the battle. He was wounded in the neck on the second day of Gettysburg and received a brevet promotion to colonel in the regular army for his service. He formally requested reinstatement as I Corps commander, but Meade refused, and Doubleday left Gettysburg on July 7, 1863, for Washington."

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        LA MIONETTE

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1885. No. 12 OF 150 LARGE PAPER COPIES (and 850 regular copies) n. Hardcover. 197 x 133 mm (7 3/4 x 5 1/4"). 2 p.l., vi, [ii], 244 pp. No. 12 OF 150 LARGE PAPER COPIES (and 850 regular copies). LOVELY DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY MARIUS MICHEL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with double gilt rule frame enclosing central floral wreath bearing red and white morocco roses, leafy rose branch at corners with red or white blossom, tiny gilt bees whimsically buzzing around the flowers (one on upper cover, three on lower), raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central rose sprig bearing a red or white bloom, foliate cornerpieces, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original pink printed wrappers bound in (front cover with small portrait). Housed in a marbled paper slipcase. With a total of 84 illustrations by Oreste Cortazzo (two large and 26 smaller vignettes, each in three states: eau fort pure, before letters, and complete, the third state of the smaller vignettes always printed in the text, the rest on pages that are otherwise blank); and with an additional state of the wrapper portrait printed on China paper. Vicaire V, 1177. Quite minor offsetting from engravings (though always onto a blank page, never onto text), otherwise A VIRTUALLY PERFECT COPY, the lovely binding bright and unworn, and the text and cuts in very fine condition. Offered here in a binding as beautiful as the heroine, this is a charming moral fable of a pure-hearted girl who brings her unsavory family back to the path of the righteous. Its author, the Catholic priest, theologian, and professor Eugène Muller (1861-1948), was also drawn to the arts, and he wrote a number of tales of village life in which good triumphed over evil, virtue over vice, and contentment over ambition. The charming illustrations are the work of Italian artist Oreste Cortazzo (1836-1910), who spent most of his career in France specializing in historical and genre paintings and providing illustrations for luxury editions. The elegant binding is from the eminent and historically important bindery established in Paris in 1849 by Jean Marius Michel and continued by his even more prominent son Henri. Whether traditional, as here, or innovative, Marius Michel bindings are remarkable for their uniformity of achievement in terms of delicacy and exactness of execution.

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        AUNT LOUISA'S OUR FAVOURITES

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

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        AN ATLAS OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA: FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS

      Philadelphia: D. J. Lake & Co, 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. With many handcolored maps, most double page, some folded. Including Outline Plan of Rockingham County (double page with some separation at the bottom); City Plans of Bridgewater, and Harrisonburg, Daylor, Linville, Pleasant Valley, Broadwater, Timberlake; Stonweall Magesterial District; East and West Parts of Linville Creek Magisterial Districts ; and a lovely doublepage map of Virginia and West Virginia. A treasure trove of information for this part of the Shenandoah Valley, as it shows property owners and lot sizes. Illustrated; Endpapers spotted and discolored. Brown embossed cloth binding backed in calf which has been discreetly repaired. A small folio; First Edition. Very Good binding.

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        Physiologie der Bewegungen nach electrischen Versuchen und klinischen Beobachtungen mit Anwendungen auf das Studium der Lähmungen und Entstellungen.

      . Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Carl Wernicke. - Cassel & Berlin: Theodor Fischer, 1885, 8°, XXVII, (1), 663, (1) pp., mit 100 Textholzschnitten, Halbleinenband d.Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel; feines Exemplar.. First Edition in German ! - - "Physiologie des mouvements is unique in many respects and is worthy to rank among the great books of all time. . . . The Physiologie des mouvements, which is of great value to the neurologist, is one of the greatest books from the point of view of a functional anatomist and practical orthopedic surgeon. . . . In a lucid and simple manner, the author unfolds the action of muscles individually and in groups, emphasising their simultaneous action, balance of action with resulting motion, action produced by selected electric stimulations in normal subjects, electric stimulations in individuals who presented various types of isolated or combined paralysis. The information obtained is supplemented by anatomical dissection and anatomic experimentation on the cadaver and clinical observations. Seldom can one find a more thorough, convincing and more useful description of important phenomena. Probably no one described more completely and exhaustively the action of the muscles moving the fingers and the thumb" E. Kaplan, "Duchenne of Boulogne and the Physiologie des Mouvements", in Kagan, ed., Victor Robinson Memorial Volume, pp. 184 and 186). - - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - - Duchenne (1806-75) ist der Schöpfer der modernen Elektrodiagnostik und Elektrotherapie. Das vorliegende Werk ist von besonderer Wichtigkeit für die spezielle Muskelphysiologie. - Carl Wernicke (1848-1905) habilitierte sich 1876 in Berlin für Psychiatrie, war Assistent Westphals in der Charite und seit 1885 Prof. der Psychiatrie und Neurologie in Breslau. (Fischer 1669). - Der bedeutende Neurologe brachte mit der vorliegenden Übersetzung die klassische Leistung Duchennes den deutschen Nervenärzten näher. - "Diese Arbeit hat für Wernicke eine größere Bedeutung gehabt als die einer bloßen Übersetzung. Er hat die Schätze dieses Buches nicht nur zu seiner und seiner Schule Besitz gemacht, indem er ein unerreichter Kenner der Muskel- und Nervenfunktionen wurde; er hat die Lehre Duchennes fruchtbar weiter verarbeitet. Die genaueste Kenntnis jeder Muskelfunktion, des Zusammenwirkens verschiedener Muskeln zu den Synergien ist eines jener Elemente, welche Wernicke zu einem neurologischen Untersucher allerersten Ranges gemacht haben." Kirchhoff, Deutsche Irrenärzte. II, 239 ff. - - Garrison-Morton 624 (1st French ed., 1867); Norman 660;. Rowbottom & Susskind, Electricity and Medicine, pp. 71-88; Keith, Menders of the Maimed, pp. 91-105. Haymaker & Schiller, Founders of Neurology, pp. 430-434

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        FROM HOME TO HOME: AUTUMN WANDERINGS IN THE NORTH-WEST IN THE YEARS 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1885. - First edition. 8vo. Pictorial blue cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, dark brown front and rear endpapers, vii [3], 432 pp., + 32 pp. of advertisements, frontispiece (From Home To Home), illustrated from sketches by Mrs. Staveley Hill, and photographs by the author, plates, two folding maps. One map is of railroads serving the northern U. S. and Canada and the other points out locations of Indian tribes in the northern U. S. and Canada. Much on the development and trials and tribulations of an important Canadian Ranch. Peel 821 says, "The author was managing director of Oxley Ranch, an unbusinesslike English company. This book should be read in conjunction with RANCHING WITH LORDS AND COMMONS by J. R. Craig, the ranch foreman." Maps are in fine condition, former owner's bookplate on front pastedown sheet, else a very good, tight copy with all plates and tissues intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Blending and Compounding Liquors and Wines. Showing how all the favorite brands and various grades of whiskeys brandies wines &c &c are prepared by dealers and rectifiers for the trade giving directions for making all the ingredients used in their preparation. And valuable information concerning Whiskeys in Bond

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, 18 Ann Street, 1885. Octavo, 68, [4 ads], pages. First edition. Contains detailed information on blending to create imitations of popular spirits, but also recipes for bitters, cordials, essences, syrups, and more. The author's preface states, "It is a generally well understood fact that the thirsty individual who takes his glass of whiskey at any of even the first-class public bars, saloons, or parlors, does not know what he drinks." A tiny bit of water staining to front board and to front edge of text block, in publisher's gilt- and black-stamped brick colored cloth. Near fine. [Noling Beverage Literature, page 156].

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        A True History Of The Charge Of The Eighth Pennsylvania Cavlary At Chancellorsville.

      Philadelphia: [Porter & Coates], 1885 - Second edition with addenda, crown 8vo (7½ x 5), pp. 114, 3 maps. Original gilt lettered blue cloth. Very good clean bright copy but for loss of head-cap cloth. Stamp of Post 2 of the grand Army of the Republic on p. 3 & p. 7. Sheets & maps clean, unmarked, complete. Rare. H6481 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT

      Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885 - 2 Vol delux edition, numbered 2930, 3/4 gilt leather, marbled ep's and edges. Particularly bright and tight pair, nf, note: Vol 1: Front blank ep neatly excised, one inch tear at 1 o'clock on prelim title pageone folded map with old misfold, slight puckering to spine, but full gilt, no cracks. Vol 2: prev owner lightly in pencil fnt blank, one page misfold top margin. Otherwise, both vols show light wear to the 3/4 cloth, leather is uncracked, with complete gilt and strong hinges. Both vols are perfectly square, with undisturbed signatures, very clean page stock, just very nice examples of an importand presidential biography [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres : Ma vie - Premières poésies - Poésies philosophiques

      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. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1885 9,5x16,5cm relié

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        Photographic Art Album. Hoffman House [Cover title]

      [New York], 1885. First edition. Brown calf rebound with brown morocco, gilt titles. A very good expertly rebound copy with new brown morocco spine, minor soiling to the first few leaves, some old chromolithograph die cuts are mounted on the first five page, light foxing.. 23 cardboard lvs. Illus. with 46 large albumen photographs and 184 advertisement cards. Each side of the 23 thick board pages contains a matted albumen photograph and four matted advertising cards. Of the photographs, 42 are large portraits of notable actresses. Portraits of Grover Cleveland and his vice president, a portrait of the celebrated coronet player Liberati, and a photograph of the Owen papermaking establishment (possibly the producer of this album) are included. Of the 184 advertisements, 91 are photographs, the others are either engraved, lithographed, or chromolithographed. The large photographs measure 11 1 2 x 6 3 4 inches (29.2 x 17.1 cm), while the advertisements are mostly 8 x 4 inches (20.3 x 10.2 cm) or the reverse. Art Albums were created to entertain and inform visitors of the businesses and pleasures associated with the exclusive establishments in which they stood, either in the lobby or bar. This album for the Hoffman House is filled with seductive portraits of the stars of the "Belle Epoque", including Fannie Davenport, Adelina Patti, Ada Rehan, Lotta Crabtree, Modjeska, Ellen Terry, and Lillian Russell, plus dozens of advertisements for goods and services. All 42 actresses were posed and photographed by the greatest photographer of the American theatre, Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896), who once worked as an illustrator for Currier and Ives, and later was partner in a lithographic firm before he "established a studio on Broadway in New York in 1866-exactly the right time to take advantage of the American public's growing fascination for the theatre and to satisfy the accompanying demand for pictures of its stars. For the next thirty years Sarony photographed virtually every actor and actress working on the New York Stage" (Ben L. Bassham: "The Theatrical Photographs of Napoleon Sarony," Kent State University Press, 1978; p. 3) including Sarah Bernhardt. The Hoffman House, built in 1864, on land that was originally part of the Livingston and Hoffman estates, was the second luxury hotel in the Madison Square area, almost immediately headquarters for Generals Winfield Scott and Benjamin F. Butler when they were sent to New York that year to contain the bloody draft riots, and soon the meeting place for Democratic politicians: Boss Tweed met there with his henchmen; Grover Cleveland was a frequent visitor, and was living there when he was elected to the Presidency for his second term; William Randolph Hearst resided at the Hoffman when he first came to New York City. Edward S. Stokes, who shot financier James Fisk, Jr., became a partner in the hotel, serving as general manager until 1897. According to Kings 1897 Handbook of New York City " Hoffman House is famous the world over for its magnificent banquet-hall and its art-gallery" but the elegant barroom with its shocking painting "Nymphs and Satyrs" by Bougereau was even a more famous tourist attraction, where women were allowed to peek in one day a week. Hotel "art albums" rarely survived due to their massive size and limited production. We know of perhaps three other survivors: one for the Parker House of Boston at Brown University and for the Ponce De Leon Hotel of Saint Augustine at Jacksonville University; a third for the Stillman Hotel, Cleveland, was last in private hands.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer';s Comrade)

      Charles L. Webster and Co, New York 1885 - Octavo. Portrait frontispiece. The Mark Twain bust has the table cloth visible and Heliotype Printing C0. (state 1) "Him and another man" is listed as p. 88, "with the was" p. 57. The last "5" in p. 155 is dropped below the other 5. Bound in the uncommon blue pictorial gilt cloth accented in black, spine gilt and black, pale peach endpapers, small closed tear to upper edge of p. 21 and p. [61], Rebacked with old spine laid down, evidence of bookplate removal from front pastedown. Lower front corner bumped. Internally clean without foxing, edges and spine rubbed. A very good copy.

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        Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence [SIGNED]

      Signed by Elizabeth Cary Agassiz with letter to Anna Loring Dresel, and former owner's name of Otto Dresel, acclaimed German pianistBoston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885HardcoverTwo volumesSigned by the author, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, the wife of Louis Agassiz, with letter to her friend Anna Loring Dresel. The letter, pristinely preserved, is bound into the back of the first volume. See photos for content. Otto Dresel, Anna Loring Dresel's husband and famous German pianist, also signed his name on the first volume's endpaper.A little soiling/rubbing on boards and spine. Headbands and tails are lightly bumped with small tears and rubbing. Two corners on volume one are bumped. Text is clean; a few well-read pages but general tight binding. Gilded top edge of textblock.Unique and well-preserved.Email us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant In 2 Volumes

      New York: Charles L Webster and Company, 1885. Copyright date 1885 and 1886, first editions, first printing of the two volumes of Ulysses S Grant. Blue cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the front spine and back board of both volumes. Both volumes are illustrated with photographs and drawn naps throughout. No Dust Jackets. No tears, bent pages, volume 2 has the previous owners name written on the inside cover. Front and back. Frank R. Upham and L. W. Miller dated May 18, 1886. Front and back. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and the toe of the spine are moderate with volume 2 on the toe of the spine being war the most. Text and illustrations and letter copies are bright and clean, bindings are secure a solid collectible set of books.. First Edition. Hardcovers. Very Good/no dust Jackets. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Aoutobiography & Biography.

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        The Journals of Major - Gen. C.G. Gordon at Khartoum. Printed from the Original MSS. Introduction and Notes by A. Egmont Hake. HUMPHREY BELL'S OWN COPY OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION

      Kegan Paul Trench & Co. 1885 8vo., First Edition, with fine engraved portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), full - page map coloured in outline, illustrations in the text and large folding map (coloured in outline; one short tear skilfully repaired) at end; handsomely bound in dark red full morocco, sides with gilt frame border stopped at corners by rosettes, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, black endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. SIR HUMPHREY BELL'S OWN COPY WITH HIS NEAT HOLOGRAPH SIGNATURE DATED 1918 ON HALF - TITLE. Gordon's death at Khartoum was a tidal mark of late Victorian Empire; this scarce account, published as shortly as practicable following the event, is more usually found in the second impression of the following year. One of the greatest English public servants of the Sudan, Sir [Bernard] Humphrey Bell (1884 - 1959) was the second son of the Rev. J. T. Bell, headmaster of Christ's Hospital School (then at Hertford). He was educated at Christ's Hospital (1894 - 1903) followed by a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1906. In the following year he joined the Sudan Political Service and in 1912 married Lilian Constance Bagot, daughter of the Rev. G.P. Dew. In 1917 he was called to the bar at Gray's Inn, and from 1918 - 1923 served in Baghdad, first as President of the Court of First Instance and then as President of the Court of Appeal. In 1923 he returned to Sudan as Judge of the High Court, having first been appointed CBE in that year. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Sudan in 1926, and received the insignia of the second class of the Order of the Nile from the King of Egypt in 1929. From 1930 - 1936 he served as Legal Secretary to the Government of the Sudan, after which he retired, and was created KBE in the following year. During WWII he served as Assistant Legal Advisor to the Home Office. Sir Humphrey Bell died in Hampshire in 1959. A SPLENDID AND HIGHLY RELEVANT ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION.

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        Le Portefeuille d'un très vieux garçon.

      - Le Portefeuille d'un très vieux garçon. P., Librairie Illustrée et Marpon et Flammarion, [1885], in-16, demi-maroquin citron à coins, dos lisse orné et mosaïqué, tête dorée, couv. cons. (S. David), 2ff.n.ch., 88 pp. 2 ff.n.ch. (M.41) Édition originale illustrée par l'auteur de nombreux dessins in-texte dont 4 en couleurs, la première représente l'auteur en charmante compagnie. Exemplaire d'Albert Tissandier avec envoi et une aquarelle originale de Robida au faux-titre. Chaque cahier est imprimé avec une encre de couleur différente : bistre, noir et rouge. Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899), a été le premier à se servir des ballons comme laboratoires volants. Avec son frère Albert (1943-1906), il fera quelque cinquante ascensions, et cherchera à les rendre "dirigeables". En 1873, il crée La Nature dont le titre est explicite : Revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et à l'industrie. Enfin, on lui doit de très nombreux ouvrages dont beaucoup à plat historié et qui sont donc, comme tels, présentés dans nos catalogues particuliers Le Plat historié qui paraissent tous les 3 mois depuis 4 ans. Vicaire, VI, 1149. Brun, A. Robida, n° 1170. Collection Petits mémoires secrets du XIX° siècle.

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        Manuscript Letter Archive - Early Frozen Meat Trade - Documents Encased in Steel Tube - Signed Passport Issued in Lisbon

      Egypt, 1885. Sudan, Abyssinia, Lower Egypt, 1885-1890. Manuscript passport and archive of autograph signed letters to George Westwood, a skilled mechanical engineer, pertaining to the final five years of twenty which he worked under contract for Siebe Gorman & Co. Together with two printed schematics of a steam operated apparatus. Nine (9) manuscript letters signed by administrators of the corporation, fastened together with a brad and contained in a metal tube measuring 25,5 cm in length, 4,5 cm diameter. One letter is siged in the original by William Augustus Gorman. Quarto single leaf passport, completed in manuscript, signed and stamped at Lisbon 7 September 1886, by in the original by British Consular Agent O'Donnell, inscribed and signed by a Lisbon official to verso, and measuring approximately 26 x 35 cm. Some creasing and age-toning to papers, otherwise in very good condition. George Westwood was a reputable British engineer commissioned as an agent of Siebe Gorman & Co. Engineers for some twenty years from 1870 to 1890, mainly responsible for the assembly and maintenance of ice machines and cooling devices abroad, and, according to one of the letters was involved in the formative years of the New Zealand frozen meat trade. Westwood travelled widely to inspect and repair equipment, which was in use both on steamships and in industrial plants. Five of the letters are instructions for work and addressed to Westwood directly; one is addressed to corporate client in Alexandria. Three are notes of gratitude from clients for superb service rendered. The last, penned on company letterhead in May 1890, is a most favourable reference for Westwood as he pursues new endeavours. This lot of correspondence sheds light on the importance of ice making for trade of perishable goods in the late nineteenth century, and places this engineer in Suakin in Sudan November 1885, immediately afterwards proceeding Zagazig, a town in Lower Egypt (circa December) 1885, the in Massowah, Eritrea 1888, in Jaffa, Israel October 1889, and in Alexandria, Egypt, November 1889. Also interesting to note, Westwood's work in the frozen meat trade was fairly early, essentially making him a pioneer in the industry. The historic journey of the 'Dunedin' - the first ship to carry frozen meat from New Zealand to the United Kingdom, took place in 1882, only three years prior to his work in Egypt and the Sudan. A rare manuscript passport accompanies the documents, issued to Westwood for one a voyage in 1886, granting passage from Lisbon to London. Excerpts from the letters: 19 November 1885. "Mr. G. Westwood, Suakin... Having now succeeded in putting Messr. Michelli's ice machine into thorough working order... I would ask you for a further period of say, six weeks, and to proceed to Zagazig, Egypt & survey an ice machine there which I am thinking of purchasing..." 29 October 1888. "Mr. G. Westwood, Massowah... we have today received a letter from Messrs. E. Tagliatore of Massowah, in which they ask us the following information, viz: The cost of machinery for the production of six tons of ice per 24 hours... our new patent Ammonia Compression Ice Making machine of this capacity, with condensing steam engine is £1475. The actual horsepower required for this is only 16..." 11 September 1889. "Messrs Allen, Alderson & Co. Engineers Alexandria... The bearer of this letter is one of our representatives... thoroughly acquainted with ice making and refrigerating machinery... " 13 September 1889. "Mr. G. Westwood... You will proceed to Jaffa... " 18 May 1890. "We have such pleasure in stating that Mr. Geo. Westwood has been in our employ fifteen years, during which time he has given us every satisfaction... a good deal of work in the erection of our ice machines, cold air machinery on shore, and superintended the erection of large cold air machines on board several steamers engaged in the New Zealand trade (meat trade). He has been to all parts of the world for us..." End excerpts. Messrs. Siebe Gorman & Co.: Engineers, Submarine and General Engineers was founded by Augustus Siebe (1788-1872) and focused mainly on the development of diving and breathing equipment, although they expanded to produce various mechanical devices unrelated to diving, such as large commercial ice machines, as seen here. . Very Good.

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        Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro. Volume VI (1885) (in zwei Bänden).

      Rio de Janeiro Machado & C 1885 - Band I: Halbledereinband, Rückenkante einseitig eingerissen, handschriftl. Papierrückenschild, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Stempel auf Vorsatz u. Titelblatt, (8 S.), 260 Seiten mit zahlreichen Figuren und 3 Tabellen im Text, Band II: Halbledereinband, Rücken fehlt, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Stempel auf Vorsatz u. Titelblatt, Seite 261-554, 12 S., III, mit zahlreichen archäologischen Abbildungen, Vergleichstabellen, XX Estampas, 15 Tafeln und einer Farbtafel, 4°. Die Zeitschrift umfasst folgende Beiträge: Band I: C. F. Hartt: Contribuicoes para a ethnologia do valle do Amazonas (Sambaquis, Taperinha, Estacao funearia de Cafezal, Igarape camutims, louca dos moradores dos altos, fabrico da louca de barro, Arte da ornamentacao, Indios de Marajo, Os Mundurucus (Moturicu), Mythologia dos indios do Amazonas). Dr. J. B. de Lacerda: Homem dos Sambaquis com quadro comparativo das principaes medidas craneometricas. Dr. J. Rodrigues Peixoto: Novos estudos craniologicos sobre os Botocudos. Dr. Ladislau Netto: Investigacoes sobre a archeologia brazileira (A ilha de Marajo, O mound de Pacoval, Os idolos de Marajo, Forams plasticas, Typos amphibomorphos da ceramica, Unhumacao dos cadaveres fora das collinas sagradas, Caracteres figurativos e symbolicos dos productos ceramicos de Marajo, A edade paleolithica no Brazil. 0 gr.

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        CATALOGUE OF A COLLECTION OF MINIATURES BY RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. And Contemporary Miniaturist. Illustrated by Photographs of the Originals in the possesion of Edward Joseph, ESQ. For private circulation only.

      Ril. in cart. con dorso e angoli in pelle., cm 38x28, 28 fotografie incollate su carta con 76 ritratti in miniatura, ognuno descritto con una breve scheda che identifica l'artista e la misura del dipinto.

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

      Philadelphia: Everts & Kirk, 1885. - 207pp. encompassing hundreds of maps, plus thirty-seven leaves of explanatory tables and fifteen leaves of illustrations. Folding map of the State, plus added smaller tipped-in maps and leaves. Large folio. Later three-quarter leather over original cloth boards, cover gilt. Extremities rubbed, edges of boards lightly worn. Some leaves with small edge tears. Minor dampstaining to bottom edge. About very good. State atlas of Nebraska, showing detailed maps of all the counties and cities, with information on the major landowners and views of important places in the state. Some maps are double page or full page, for counties and large cities, while some page have up to six smaller maps of smaller communities. The extra leaves of text give statistical information on each of the counties, as well as a list of "leading farmers and land owners.who have assisted in the publication of the official state atlas of Nebraska." Views include the homes of prominent citizens, the University of Nebraska, and the State Insane Asylum. Other views show ranches, complete with insets of prized livestock. Rumsey notes that this is the only atlas of Nebraska published in the 19th century. A remarkable record of the state. PHILLIPS 2107. RUMSEY 2719.

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        14 Bände. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung. Herausgegeben von Tuisko Lorey und Julius Lehr, später Karl Wimmenauer. Neue Folge. Bde. 1885-1902, fehlen Bde. 1888, 1897, 1899, 1900.

      . . 14 Bände. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung. Herausgegeben von Tuisko Lorey und Julius Lehr, später Karl Wimmenauer. Neue Folge. Bde. 1885-1902, fehlen Bde. 1888, 1897, 1899, 1900. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung. Herausgegeben von Tuisko Lorey und Julius Lehr, später Karl Wimmenauer. Neue Folge. Sauerländer Vlg., Frankfurt a.M. Je 4°, Halbleinwandeinband mit Rückenbeschriftung, s-w-Abb. Zustand: Einbände etwas berieben, Rücken lichtrandig, Blöcke partiell stockfleckig, sonst, wenn nicht unten anders angegeben, in gutem Zustand. Den Bestand hatte ehedem eine bayerische Forstbehörde abonniert. Eingebunden jeweils eine Titelseite und Inhaltsverzeichnisseiten. Ab 1892 werden die s-w-Abb. und die Tafeln nicht mehr auf dem Titelblatt genannt, die Anzahl der Abbildungen geht in den meisten folgenden Jahrgängen stark zurück. Ab 1894 die Schrift nur mehr herausgegeben von Tuisko Lorey, das Supplement kennt Lehr indes noch als Herausgeber. Ab 1902 fungiert Karl Wimmenauer als Herausgeber sowohl des Supplements als auch der Zeitschrift. In manchen Bänden fehlen einige Einzelnummern, wohl da die Zeitschrift durch zu viele Hände ging, bis ein Jahrgang gebunden wurde. Die Fehlnummern sind handschr. auf den Titelseiten vermerkt. Die Bände zumeist mit vorgebundenem Titelblatt und Inhaltsübersicht pro Jahrgang. Bd. 1885 (61. Jgg., 436 Seiten, 3 s-w-Tafeln); Bd. 1886 (62. Jgg., 436 Seiten, 9 s-w-Tafeln und 20 s-w-Abb. im Text); Bd. 1887 ( 63. Jgg., 444 Seiten); Bd. 1889 (65. Jgg., 436 und 67 Seiten, 2 s-w-Tafeln; eine s-w-Tafel fehlt, angebunden "Supplemente zur Allgemeinen Forst- und Jagd-Zeitung Bd. XIV Heft 1, Jahresbericht über Veröffentlichungen und wichtigere Ereignisse im Gebiete des Forstwesens, der forstl. Botanik, der forstl. Zoologie, der Agrikulturchemie und der Meteorologie für das Jahr 1888), Bd. 1890 (66. Jgg., 452 Seiten und SS. 74-160, 5 s-w-Abb.-Tafeln, angebunden selbes Suppl. wie oben, mit Titelseite), Bd. 1891 (67 Jgg., 440 Seiten und SS. 161-238, 3 Tafeln mit s-w-Abb., Supplement wie vor), Bd. 1892 (68. Jgg., 440 und 79 Seiten), Bd. 1893 (Jgg. 69, 436 und 79 Seiten, Supplement nennt sich hier "Jahresbericht über ....."), Bd. 1894 (Jgg. 70, 452 und 96 Seiten), Bd. 1895 (Jgg. 71, eine s-w-Abb. des Lehr, s-w-Abb., 428 und 74 Seiten), Bd. 1896 (Jgg. 72, 416 und 100 Seiten, s-w-Abb.), Bd. 1898 (Jgg. 74, 416 und 94 Seiten, s-w-Abb.), Bd. 1901 (77. Jgg., 436 und 93 Seiten), Bd. 1902 (78. Jgg., 428 und 108 Seiten , zahlreiche s-w-Tafeln).

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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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        A travers l'Asie centrale La steppe Kirghize - le Turkestan russe - Boukha EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Plon-Nourrit & Cie, 1885. Fine. Plon-Nourrit & Cie, Paris s.d. (1885), 19x26,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding half shagreen cherry, flat spine decorated with triple gold boxes richly embellished with decorative golden frames blind fillets on covers, guards and contreplats watered-silk cream, all gilt edges. Illustrated book of 170 prints and 117 drawings and 16 ME Van Huyden héliotypies. Quite complete its in-fine folding map. Minute traces of friction without gravity on the caps, very nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin cerise, dos lisse orné de triples caissons dorés richement agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, encadrements de filets à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée crème, toutes tranches dorées. Ouvrage illustré de 170 gravures dont 117 dessins de M. E. Van Huyden et 16 héliotypies. Exemplaire bien complet de sa carte dépliante in-fine.Infimes traces de frottements sans aucune gravité sur les coiffes, très bel exemplaire.

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        Höhere Web- & Fabrikantenschule Werdau i/S. [Late 19th-century German Textile Manuscript]

      NP, Werdau 1885 - Elephant folio. Unpaginated. [80] leaves. Original half cloth over paper covered boards, with title lettered in gold on front cover. This striking manuscript is a late 19th-century German textile student workbook containing handwritten notes analyzing weaving patterns of various fabrics, yard runs, roping runs, mill arithmetic, etc. Includes drafts, hand-drawn diagrams, hand-colored patterns and mounted fabric samples (swatches). The mounted diagrammatic weaving pattern designs, at their simplest, have the quality of fine folk art, and the 7 full-page drawings of looms in the 'Jacquard' section are simply stunning. The work is presented in five sections covering various aspects of textiles and manufacturing process. Each of the five sections is preceded by an attractive handwritten title: Bindungslehre; Jacquard und Jacquard - Zeichnen; Muster - Ausnehmen / Muster - Berechnung; Musterberechnen; and Componieren. One mounted textile sample, and two original mounted colored diagrammatic designs for weaving patterns are dated '1885'. This workbook belonged to a student who attended the Higher School for Weaving at Werdau, a town located in Saxony (Germany), whose chief industries in the late 19th century were cotton, wool-spinning and the weaving of cloth. In all, this impressive manuscript contains 356 mounted and 19 loose diagrammatic weaving pattern designs, and 75 mounted and 6 loose textile samples. Text within printed red decorative borders. Binding rubbed along edges, and closed tears along front joint. Sporadic darkening along outer margin of leaves, not affecting text or samples. Text in German. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+, samples and waving patterns in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885 Complete 2-volume set. Small 4to. Quarter calf and burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and emblem, compartments. 584pp, 647pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, marbled endpapers and page edges. Very good. Mild edgewear and touch of scuffing, with spines lightly sunned. A tight and clean first edition of the deluxe moroccan binding, with gilt bright and lovely. A choice association set, hailing from the library of President Grant's granddaughter, Nellie Grant Cronan (1881-1972), daughter of Grant's youngest son, Jesse R. Grant. Inner flyleaf of each volume bears ownership signature of the granddaughter's next-door neighbor in La Jolla, California. Tipped in at rear of second volume is a Typed Letter Signed from a direct Grant descendant detailing this provenance.

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        La Costruzione Pratica e l'Architettura Rurale. Compendio delle lezioni date nella R. Università di Pisa dal Prof. Guglielmo Calderini. Anno Accademico 1885 - 1886

      s.e., Pisa 1885 - 535 p., fascicolo allegato con 175 tavole f.to cm 21 x 15, brossura. Dispensa universitaria stampata con il metodo litografico, buone condizioni di conservazione Collana: -

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        Oeuvres Complètes de Buffon. Nouvelle édition annoté et précédée d'une introduction par J. L. de Lanessan. . Suivie de la correspondance général de Buffon, recueillie et annotée par M. Nadault de Buffon. ouvrage illustré de 160 planches gravées sur acier et coloriées à la main et de 8 portraits sur acier.

      1884-1885. A. Le Vasseur, Succ. Éditeur. - Imp. vve. P. Larousse et Cie. París. . 14 Vol. . . Cuarto Mayor. Media Piel. Botánica / Agronomía / Ciencias Naturales / Biología , Grabados , Idiomas (Francés), Siglo XIX . Bella edición de las obras completas de Buffon que englobaban el conocimiento del mundo natural hasta la fecha. Comprende la vida de Buffon, historia de los minerales, historia del hombre, historia de los cuadrúperos, historia de los pájaros, de la reproducción, una tabla general y dos volúmenes de correspondencia del naturalista con miembros de la Academia francesa y otros. Ilustrado con 160 láminas donde se incluyen retratos, mapas y láminas con grabados al acero, coloreados a mano, de pájaros, mamíferos, esferas celestes, minerales, etc. 14 volúmenes encuadernados en media piel con nervios y dorados en lomera. Parciales marcas de oxido en algunas paginas sin afectar al texto. .

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        Modernités EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Giraud et Cie, 1885. Fine. Giraud et Cie, Paris 1885, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition featuring a fictional reference to second edition. Binding to bradel half percaline spinach, smooth back with a gold finial, double thread and date tail piece as garnet morocco, wrappers preserved and bound in contemporary binding signed Paul Vié. Precious and beautiful autograph signed by the author Alphonse Daudet: "... who do not read much to the chagrin of the author few bad intentions towards Modern, useless and hopeless tribute ...". Buffer of Daudet library on the first page. Very nice copy well established in a discrete binding Vié Paul. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale comportant une mention fictive de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline épinard, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, double filet et date en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signé de Paul Vié. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain à Alphonse Daudet: " ...qui ne les lira pas au grand regret de l'auteur ces quelques mauvais vers à intentions modernes, hommage inutile et désespéré..." Tampon de la bibliothèque Daudet sur la première page de garde. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une discrète reliure de Paul Vié.

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        La Renaissance en France. Dessins et gravures sous la direction de Eugène Sadoux. I - III.

      Paris: Quantin 1879 - 1885. - Rote Halbledereinbände d. Zt. m. schwarzem Rückenschild. Groß-Folio 44 x 32,5 cm, I) 3 Bll., 234 S., II) 3 Bll., 324 S., 2 Bll; III) 2 Bll., 316 S., 3 Bände, Band 1): Flandre, Artois, Picardie, Ile-de-France (Aisne et Seine-et-Marne).mit 19 ganzseitigen Radierungen, davon 2 doppelblattgroß, sowie im Text 60 Radierungen und 9 Holzstiche - Band 2) Île-de-France (Seine-et-Oise), Paris, Normandie mit 25 gansseitigen radierten Tafeln, davon 2 doppelblattgroß, sowie 56 radierte Textillustrationen und 22 Holzstiche. - Band 3) Bretagne, Maine, Anjou, Poitou, Angoumois, Aunis et Saintonge, mit 22 radierten Tafeln, sowie 46 radierten Textillustrationen und 55 Holzstichillustrationen. - Vollständiges Exemplar. - Einbandecken u. -kanten berieben. Am Rücken von Band 3 eine ca. 1 x 1 cm große Fehlstelle. Insgesamt noch ein sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Eisenwerke oder Ornamentik der Schmiedekunst des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (dann: fortgesetzt bis zum Jahre 1760). 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt, Keller, 1885-, 1886.. Folio, circa 36,5 x 28,5 cm. 38 SS., 1 Bl.; 25 SS., 1 Bl., 84+84 = 168 gestochene Tafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Vgl. Vinet S. 264 u. Thieme-B. XVI 240 f. Sehr seltene Buchausgabe des ursprünglich in 14 Lieferungen erschienenen Werkes mit 168 Tafeln, die Eisenbeschläge, Schlösser, Schlüssel, Kisten, Leuchter, Gitter, Besteck u.a. zeigen. Der Herausgeber Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Alteneck (1811-1903) war zunächst Konservator des königlichen Kupferstich- und Handzeichnungskabinetts in München und ab 1868 Generalkonservator der Kunstdenkmäler Bayerns sowie Direktor des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums, um dessen Aufbau er sich sehr verdient machte. - Nur gering gebräunt, wenige Tafeln mit kleinen Einrissen ohne Verlust, sonst sauber und schön, gut gebunden, komplett mit allen Tafeln.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St. Moritz, 16. VIII. 1885. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. Fleckig. Mit einem gedruckten Portrait Schliemanns auf einen Unterlagekarton fest montiert. Der zugehörige Briefumschlag liegt lose bei. An „J. Häfliger" in Luzern, mit Dank für übersandte Blumen: „[ ] In Beantwortung Ihres Schreibens vom 13ten des Mts danke ich Ihnen verbindlichst für die mir damit gesendeten Blumen [ ]". – 1884/85 grub Schliemann mit Dörpfeld die Burg und den Palast von Tyrins aus.

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        A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

      1885. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. Original blue cloth, beveled. First Edition, first printing (which consisted of 1000 copies). Stevenson began writing these verses as early as 1881: supposedly after perusing through Kate Greenaway's BIRTHDAY BOOK FOR CHILDREN, he observed "These are rather nice rhymes, and I don't think they will be difficult to do," and then proceeded to try his hand at them. It is hard to believe that the author of DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE and THE BODY-SNATCHER also wrote these sprightly juvenile rhymes, voiced as if by a child. The book is dedicated to Alison Cunningham, "Cummy," his childhood nurse-maid.~The spine lettering of this copy includes an apostrophe shaped like the digit "7", and the word "OF" is about the same size as the word "A"; some copies have a curved apostrophe, and some have a smaller "OF" (priority among these variations has been debated, but nothing is conclusive). The top edge of the pages is gilded, with the other edges uncut, which is the usual primary state. Inside, this copy has the ink-stamp "Printed in Great Britain" at the foot of the title verso, which we have seen before; though not mentioned by bibliographers, this would likely designate a copy of the first edition that was initially sent overseas (most likely to a colony).~This is a very good-plus copy, with a little rubbing at the very extremities of the volume but with scarcely any other wear or soil; the front paste-down bears two bookplates -- that of Luke A. Ionides (1837-1924, friend of Whistler and patron/collector of the arts), plus another partially removed. Beinecke 193; Princeton 20A copy 3; Prideaux pp 35-39.

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

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

      [Bookseller: EXCELSA SCRIPTA Rare & Collectible Books]
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        Handbuch des Bicycle-Sport.,

      Verlag der Allgemeinen Sport-Zeitung, Wien und Leipzig, 1885 - 374 Seiten und anschließender Werbeteil. 156 Illustrationen. 18 x 13 cm. RAR !!! Gesuchtes Sammler-Stück in wunderbarem Erhaltungszustand. Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Papier etwas gedunkelt. Insgesamt ein sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 501 Leineneinband mit Goldprägeschrift. Zweite, verbesserte, namentlich auch unter Berücksichtigung des Tricycle vielfach vermehrte, und nach dem Fortschritte des Bicycle- und Tricycle-Sport bis zur neuesten Zeit ergänzte Auflage.

      [Bookseller: Tiber-Antiquariat]
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        La nuit premières poésies 1882-1884 EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Henri Jouve, 1885. Fine. Henri Jouve, Paris 1885, 12x18cm, relié. - Edition 300 ex numbered printed on laid. Binding Jansenist full navy morocco, spine with four nerves, date tail guards and contreplats of handmade paper, framing navy morocco gilt decorated sevenfold on guards, covers and spine preserved, gilt edges, binding signed Marius Michel. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author on his first book. Very nice copy superbly prepared by Marius Michel. Provenance: Library Marius Michel with his bookplate pasted on a guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 300 ex numérotés sur vergé. Reliure janséniste en plein maroquin marine, dos à quatre nerfs, date en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement de maroquin marine orné de septuples filets dorés sur les gardes, couvertures et dos conservés, tranches dorées, reliure signée de Marius Michel. Rare envoi autographe signé de Rodolphe Darzens sur son premier livre. Très bel exemplaire superbement établi par Marius Michel. Provenance : la bibliothèque de Marius Michel avec son ex-libris encollé sur une garde.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night & Supplemental Nights (17 Volumes)

      London: The Burton Club, n.d.. As. Three Quarter Leather. Fine. This is the illustrated Benares Edition, one of 1,000 sets issued by The Burton Club from the 1885 edition that appears in the date on Burton's Foreword. An amazing set to grace the shelf of anyone interested in one of the classics of the 19th century. Early 20th century. A stunning set with recent bindings that replicate the design and decoration of the early 20th century bindings of this set by Bayntun of Bath, England. Red leather spines with gold embossed images of a man and his camel, a severed head on an offering platter with legs, five raised bands, blue marbled insets to cover boards. Plain blue paper endpapers, gilt top edge of each text block, foredge and foot of text block deckled. Interiors clean and crisp.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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        Viviane EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Giraud & Cie, 1885. Fine. E. Giraud & Cie, Paris 1885, 14,5x22,5cm, broché. - First Edition. Precious autograph signed by the author Sully Prudhomme. Bookplate opposite the half-title page. Four small snags restored and a small marginal gap in the first board. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain à Sully Prudhomme. Ex-libris en regard de la page de faux-titre. Quatre petits accrocs restaurés et un infime manque marginaux sur le premier plat.Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Praeterita; Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life (in original 28 separate parts)

      George Allen , 1885-1889 . Paperback. . 28 separate issues in cream paper wraps, enclosed in 2 sturdy purpose-made tan cloth-covered clamshell boxes. Illustrated. All volumes Good+ to VG. Some wrappers edgeworn and chipped. All wrappers present and intact with the exception of Chapter 12 which has loss to front cover and back cover detached (but present). Paper age-tanned.

      [Bookseller: High Barn Books]
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        Shucho Gafu (=Pictorial Monograph of Birds), in 3 volumes, housed in clasped chitsu case

      Tokyo: Kinkado, 1885. First edition.. One tissue guard with small piece missing from the bottom outer corner, chitsu case with edge wear and some color restoration at corners; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. 75 leaves (un-numbered); 42 double-page hand-colored plates, 63 single-page hand-colored plates, 1 page of Japanese printing at the front and rear of each volume (page at the rear has two red seals), all pages within black frames. Original salmon-colored patterned wrappers, with original printed title label on the front of each cover, string-bound in Japanese-style (fukuro-toji), in original bone-clasped chitsu case, covered in dark blue silk, with printed title label on the front cover, lg 8vo (250 x 177 mm). This is the complete rare first edition of Numata's wood block prints of birds in their native habitats colored by hand. Numata's illustrations place much more emphasis on birds than on plants and, indeed, sometimes omit the latter entirely or present the plants in outline form only. The pages in these three volumes are imprinted with mica in Japanese double construction, and there is considerable usage of gauffrage in the production of the attractive plates. A previous owner has attached a very small typewritten label in the upper outer margin of each plate that lists the common name in English of each bird. Kashu Numata (1838-1901) came from Nagoya and was sufficiently well known that he received an imperial commission. This first printing of his work by Kinkado, published in 1885 (18th year of Meiji), is very rare. No ownership marks.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        La Guerre et La Paix [War and Peace] Tome Premier: Avant Tilsit 1805 - 1807 / Tome Deuxieme: L'Invasion 1807 - 1812 / Tome Troisieme: Borodino / Les Français a Moscou / Epilogue Roman Historique traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par une Russe.

      Paris: Librairie Hachette. Second French Edition.. Very good condition with the vellum slightly rubbed. The binding overall a little dated but in firm and strong condition. A wonderful example of this rare publication.. Second French Edition. Three volumes (complete). Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1885. Octavo. 462, 387, 410 pages. Hardcover. Beautiful quarter vellum binding by F. P. Hathaway. Very good condition with the vellum slightly rubbed. The binding overall a little dated but in firm and strong condition. A wonderful example of this rare publication. [Vicaire VII 850 - incorrect mentioning this to be the first edition]

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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