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        ORIGINAL INK DRAWING WITH CERTIFICATES AND ORIGIN OF VINCENT VAN GOGH 1885

      1885 DIBUJO ORIGINAL A TINTA SOBRE PAPEL CON CERTIFICADOS Y PROCEDENCIA DE VINCENT VAN GOGH 1885. 27.1X20.2. ORIGINAL DIBUJANDO ARBOLES EN EL CAMPO Y A LA MANERA PICTORICA DE VINCENT. REF PICS 1. Vincent Willem van Gogh (en neerlandés, Vincent van Gogh, (['v?ns?nt f?n'x?x]) (Zundert, Países Bajos, 30 de marzo de 1853-Auvers-sur-Oise, Francia, 29 de julio de 1890) fue un pintor neerlandés, uno de los principales exponentes del postimpresionismo. Pintó unos 900 cuadros (entre ellos 27 autorretratos y 148 acuarelas) y realizó más de 1600 dibujos. Una figura central en su vida fue su hermano menor Theo, marchante de arte en París, quien le prestó apoyo financiero de manera continua y desinteresada. La gran amistad entre ellos está documentada en las numerosas cartas que se intercambiaron desde agosto de 1872. De las 800 cartas que se conservan del pintor, unas 650 eran para Theo, las otras son correspondencia con amigos y familiares.2 A pesar que desde muy joven tuvo inclinación hacia el dibujo, su primer trabajo fue en una galería de arte. Más tarde se convirtió en pastor protestante y en 1879, a la edad de 26 años, se marchó como misionero a una región minera de Bélgica, donde comenzó a dibujar a la gente de la comunidad local. En 1885 pintó su primera gran obra Los comedores de patatas. En ese momento su paleta se componía principalmente de tonos sombríos terrosos. La luz de colores vivos por la que es conocido surgió en obras posteriores, cuando se trasladó al sur de Francia, consiguiendo su plenitud durante su estancia en Arlés en 1888. La calidad de su obra sólo fue reconocida después de su muerte, en una exposición retrospectiva en 1890, considerándose en la actualidad uno de los grandes maestros de la pintura. Tuvo una gran influencia en el arte del siglo XX, especialmente entre los expresionistas alemanes y los fauvistas como Derain, Vlaminck y Kees Van Dongen. Falleció a los 37 años por una herida de bala de pistola; aún no se sabe con seguridad si fue un suicidio o un asesinato accidental. A pesar de que existe una tendencia general a especular que su enfermedad mental influyese en su pintura, el crítico de arte Robert Hughes cree que las obras del artista están ejecutadas bajo un completo control, 5 de hecho, el pintor jamás trabajó en los periodos en los que estaba enfermo.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Bien.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Cabinet Card Photograph of a Woman by Chicago's Only Professional Woman Photographer

      Chicago: Miss Nikodem. [circa 1885]. Image measures "4" x 5.5" on a 4.25" x 6.5" card printed at the bottom with the imprint of Miss Nikodem with her Chicago address. Slight wear, just about fine. Excellent and beautifully composed image of an unidentified and well-dressed bespectacled woman with an elaborate hat, possibly in mourning dress, with rich photographic tones.According to Origin, Growth, and Usefulness of the Chicago Board of Trade: Its Leading Members, and Representative Business Men in other Branches of Trade (1885): "Miss A.M. Nikodem, Photographic Artist. No. 701 West Madison Street. - One of the most popular and finely appointed photographic studios in Chicago is that conducted by Miss A.M. Nikodem, who succeeded Mr. M. T. Baldwin one year ago. This lady, who is regarded as one of the most skillful and accomplished photographic artists in the city, occupies an entire two-storied building completely equipped with all modern improvements and appliances and her elegantly furnished parlors are the resort of the elite of Chicago. Miss Nikodem is the only lady in the city who give personal attention to the taking of pictures, etc., and having had an extended practical and theoretical training she has attained a marked perfection in her art. In social circles Miss Nikodem occupies a prominent position both as a skillful artist and estimable lady, while in the business world she is held in high esteem as an enterprising and capable woman."Nikodem occupied the studio at this address from 1885-1891, and then moved to another location. 1895 is the last year in which she seems to be listed in Chicago city guides. Despite her prominence, photographs from her studio are exceptionally uncommon. Nikodem's skill is fully on display in this portrait. The three or four other examples of her work we could find, all in library special collections, are all of women or girls, and they display a uniform artistic excellence and technical photographic skill. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Works of William Thackeray. Including: Vanity Fair, Pendennis, Barry Lyndon, etc

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1885-88., 1885. 13 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary dark blue half calf with maroon title label and gilt titles to spines with light gilt decoration, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece to Vanity Fair and frontispiece illustration to a few other volumes. Very light rubbing to extremeties. A sound and very attractive set in an old leather binding.

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        ROYAL MOVEABLE PUNCH & JUDY

      London, Dean & Son, 160A Fleet Street, E.C., circa 1885.. Edition unknown, inscribed Christmas 1885 on front endpaper, folio, 355 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, no title page as issued, 8 pages printed 1 side only, each with a half page coloured movable puppet show scene, each scene with 2 movable figures: Punch, Judy, Beadle, Clown, Shallabala (a black lady), Dog Toby (2 scenes). All the illustrations and movable figures are boldly and brightly colour printed, each scene has a brightly coloured proscenium arch with royal arms and mottoes at the top in the centre and the background is black. In the lower half of the page is the image in colour of a drummer and to his right is the verse dialogue for the scene. In the original green cloth backed cream boards, with large coloured illustration of Punch and Toby at top left and Judy and baby at bottom right, title in green and orange, adverts for Goodall's Household Specialities on lower cover, pale yellow endpapers. Covers lightly soiled and slightly worn at edges and corners, small scrape to imprint on upper cover, inner paper hinges front and rear repaired at some time with white binder's tape which at rear has partly lifted, front endpaper slightly stained, slightly worn at edge and with a small piece torn off at the top, the mechanism to all movables needs restoration or attention, some tabs are missing or creased, the figures are complete and undamaged except that the Clown is missing his left hand (image 3) and in the last scene the hand of Punch holding his hat has been carefully and invisibly reattached, 5 of the puppet theatres have a small tear to one or both lower corners, 60 mm (2") closed tear to lower left corner of theatre on Ghost of Judy, repaired neatly with no loss, margins are slightly thumbed, the thin plain backing paper which should cover the mechanism is slightly torn or has large chips on several of the pages. A rare Dean movable book in need of expert repairs. There is a copy in the University of Exeter and another in the V. & A., not in British Library, no copies listed on WorldCat. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Rougon-Macquart - Germinal.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. 1885 - Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le Second Empire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sur papier d'édition (sans mention de mille). Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie. - 1885 - 591 pages. Reliure bradel demi percaline cerise. Dos lisse avec étiquette de titre noire, un fleuron central et filets dorés. Manque la couverture jaune. Non rogné. Quelques rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-12°(19x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Tales From Many Sources.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        L'Allemagne illustrée. Géographie - Histoire - Administration - Statistique. Avec la Collaboration de M. Ch. Lassailly. Illustrations par Hubert Clerget. Cartes et plans gravés par Erhard. Mit insgesamt ca. 300 Holzstichen, davon 95 ganzsseitig, und 100 doppelseitige Karten und Pläne.

      Paris Jules Rouff & Cie -88 1885 - 5 Bde + Atlas. 4°. Grünes Halbleder d. Zt. - Gutes, dekoratives Expl.! Das Werk enthält eine Fülle von großformatigen Ansichten deutscher Städte. Hier vollständig vorliegend mit seperatem Atlasband! 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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        Otto Hupp. Konvolut von 10 Büchern zum Künstler. 1-5: Münchener Kalender. 51 Jahrgänge, komplette Ausgabe. .......

      . . Otto Hupp. Konvolut von 10 Büchern zum Künstler. 1-5: Münchener Kalender. 51 Jahrgänge, komplette Ausgabe. Jgge. 1885-1932, 1934-1936 (1933 nie erschienen) in 5 Bänden. Je 4°, wundervolle Ganzledereinbände. 1: 1885-1894. 2: 1895-1909. 3: 1910-1919. 4: 1920-1932: 5: 1934-1936 und beigebunden 1911. Jgg. 1890 ohne die deutschen Staatswappen, wenige Kalender mit handschr. Eintragungen, wenige Blatt mit Randläsuren, vereinzelte Hefte fleckig, Einbände wenig berieben, sonst komplett und in schönem Zustande. Anfangs erschienen im Selbst-Verlag des Central-Vereins für Kirchenbau, München. Später im Manz Vlg., München Regensburg. Mit dem seltenen Abreisskalender 1936! 6: Privatdruck der Wappenabbildungen und Wappentexte des M.K., zusammengestellt von H.C. Staufer (wohl 1990er, 4°, Leinwandeinband, ca. 500 Seiten, s-w-Abb., Ex Libris vorne, sonst schön); Enthält: Die Geschichte des M.K. (von Otto Hupp, wohl aus Heft 1936, SS. VII-IX), Verzeichnis der vom Kalender gebrachten Wappen (SS. XI-XXXVII), Stammwappen deutscher Fürsten- und Grafengeschlechter (SS. 1-156), genealogische Erläuterungen zu den Wappen (SS. 157-412), Wappen deutscher Städte (SS. 413-474), kirchliche Wappen (SS. 475-482). 7: Otto Hupp, das Werk eines deutschen Meisters von Wilhelm H. Lange (Verlag für Schriftkunde Heintze & Blanckertz, Berlin e.a. o.J. (1930er), Monographien künstlerischer Schrift 7. Band, 4°, privater Halbleineneinband, 64 Seiten mit s-w- und farbigen Abb. (auch montiert), Stempel auf Titelei, 2 Exlibris, sonst schön). 8: Otto Hupp, Meister der Wappenkunst 1859-1949 (Katalog zur Ausstellung in Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv 1984-1985, München 1984, 83 Seiten, s-w- und farbige Abb., 8°, Okart. mit angebrachtem Umschlag, schön. Ausstellung und Katalog Enno Korn). 9: Otto Hupp 1859-1949, Wappenkunst, Schriftgestaltung, Gebrauchsgraphik, Kunsthandwerk, Exlibris (Vlg. Trautwetter & Fischer Nachf., Marburg e.a. 1975, Marburger Reihe Bd. 6, 8°, Okart., 48 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Farbtafeln, etwas berieben, sonst gut, Katalog zur Ausstellung des Hessischen Staatsarchivs 1975, Ausstellung und Katalog Enno Korn). 10: Bibliothek Professor Otto Hupp, Genealogie, Heraldik, Städtechroniken, Siegel. Auktion 52, 4. November 1986, Hartung & Karl, München (8°, Okart., 101 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., 10 Tafeln, mit beiliegender Ergebnisliste. Handschr. Ergebnispreisen, sonst guter Zustand).

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      - TWAIN,MARK [CLEMENS,SAMUEL]. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain. NY: Charles Webster 1885 (1884). 4to, full sheep binding, leather labels on spine in black and red. Hinges strengthened professionally and unobtrusively, some restoration to leather, scattered foxing, binding rubbed but sound, housed in custom half morocco box. Overall and attractive VG+ copy of this most famous American novel for children and adults alike. First U.S. edition with all points of the earliest copies: title leaf is bound in with copyright 1884 (C), frontis 1st state with cloth visible and Heliotype, (A) page 13 1st state incorrectly listing "Him and another man" on p.88 (A), p. 9 decided (later decides) (A), p.57 1st state "with the was" (A), p. 143 1st state missing "l" (A), p.155 1st state with final 5 absent (A), p.161 1st state with signature mark absent (A), p.283 engraving intact with "sexy" curve in fly (A). Illus. by E.W. KEMBLE with 174 black and white drawings. A nice copy in the rarest binding. BAL 3415, McBride p.92-3. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GRAN BOJ, BOIX ORIGINAL DE ANTONIO MANCHON A LA MADERA, TEMATICA DE VIAJES, FIRMA, ESPECTACULAR 1885

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

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        Historical Sketch Book and Guide to New Orleans and Environs

      1885. NEW ORLEANS. Historical Sketch Book and Guide to New Orleans and Environs. With Map...Edited and Compiled by Several Leading Writers of the New Orleans Press. By Lafcadio Hearn. [4], 324 pp. Illustrated with wood engraved frontispiece and 13 wood-engraved plates. Square 8vo., 170 x 135 mm, bound in brown cloth. New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. An exceptionally fine copyof this classic guide book. "Prepared as a guide for visitors to New Orleans during the Centennial Exposition which opened officially Dec. 16, 1884." Hearn lived in New Orleans for a decade, during which time he wrote countless articles on New Orleans places and characters and many stern, vigorous editorials denouncing political corruption, street crime, violence, intolerance and the failures of public health and hygiene officials, and Hearn is credited with "inventing" New Orleans as an exotic and mysterious place. Contributing writers include Lafcadio Hearn, who supplied Chapter XL "The Scenes of Cable's Romances." , Charles Gayarre, Alexander Walker, Charles E. Whitney and Marion A. Baker. Without the loose map, which was not inserted in most copies, as usual. Howes C-574. BAL 2340 & 7915.

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        Porträts von Adolph von Menzel

      1885 - Karl Stauffer-Bern (1857 Trubschachen - 1891 Florenz). Bildnis Adolph von Menzels. 39 x 29,5 cm (Plattenmaß), 50,3 x 39 cm (Papiermaß), in der Platte signiert, bezeichnet und "Nov(ember) (18)85" datiert, Lehrs 13,III. zum Werk Karl Stauffer-Bern hatte in seiner Berliner Zeit engen Kontakt zu Adolph von Menzel geknüpft. Er porträtiert den Künstler mit einer Menzels eigenem Schaffen kongenialen Virtuosität. In der haptischen Eindringlichkeit des Porträtierten wird der ganze künstlerische Furor der 'kleinen Exzellenz' gegenwärtig. Die Gesichtszüge des aufmerksamen Beobachters Menzels sind gleichermaßen gelassen wie gespannt. Man meint förmlich, die künstlerische Interpretation des Blicks gewahren zu können. Dem Künstlerblick entsprechend war Menzel zunächst mit einer für die Maler typischen Schirmmütze ausgestattet, anstatt einen Zylinder zu tragen, der in der Endfassung freilich zur majestätischen Erscheinung Menzels beiträgt. Die gegenwärtige Prägnanz des Porträtierten wird durch eine Steigerung der malerischen Mittel erreicht: Während der Hintergrund, die Oberbekleidung und der Hut in breiten Schraffuren skizzenartig angelegt sind, wirkt der weiße durch eine Aktivierung des Blattgrundes hell leuchtende Bart als eine das Gesicht freistellende bildinterne Binnenrahmung, hinter der das Antlitz in der Konkretion all seiner markanten Züge auf eine derart intensive Weise Formen annimmt, dass sich der Porträtierte geradewegs plastisch aus dem Bild hervorzuwölben scheint. In den bloß vier Jahren, in denen sich Stauffer-Bern der Druckgrafik zugewendet hat, gelang es ihm, die Porträt-Radierung auf ein ganz neues Niveau zu heben, was Stauffer-Bern die uneingeschränkte Wertschätzung Menzels einbrachte. "Zu seinen besten Radierungen gehören die Bildnisses Menzels [.]." C. v. Mandach im Thieme-Becker Bei der angebotenen Druckgrafik handelt sich hier um den seltenen Probedruck des 3. Zustandes von feinster Qualität mit starkem Grat. Der Zylinderhut ist bereits angedeutet, aber noch nicht durchgängig geschwärzt, wie für die späteren Abzüge typisch ist. Vgl.: Max Lehrs: Karl Stauffer-Bern 1857 - 1891. Ein Verzeichnis seiner Radierungen und Stiche. Mit dem Manuskript zu einem 'Traktat der Radierung' aus dem Nachlass des Künstlers als Anhang, Dresden 1907. S. 57 Nr. 13 III. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY

      George Routledge & Sons, London & New York 1885 - Quarto (8-1/4" x 11-1/2") bound in full gilt-decorated red morocco leather by Bayntun with a gilt and black-stamped geometric design on the front cover, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt decorations, all edges gilt; gilt dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Copy #153 of 550 copies illustrated with 12 full-page photogravure plates "by the Goupil process" and sketches throughout the text by Maurice Leloir. Small scuff mark to the top of the front cover near the spine which has mild wear along the edge with just the beginning of a split at the top front. Near Fine and an attractive binding [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        ORIGINAL INK DRAWING WITH CERTIFICATES AND ORIGIN OF VINCENT VAN GOGH 1885

      1885 DIBUJO ORIGINAL A TINTA SOBRE PAPEL CON CERTIFICADOS Y PROCEDENCIA DE VINCENT VAN GOGH 1885. 27.1X20.2. ORIGINAL DIBUJANDO ARBOLES EN EL CAMPO Y A LA MANERA PICTORICA DE VINCENT. REF PICS 1. Vincent Willem van Gogh (en neerlandés, Vincent van Gogh, (['v?ns?nt f?n'x?x]) (Zundert, Países Bajos, 30 de marzo de 1853-Auvers-sur-Oise, Francia, 29 de julio de 1890) fue un pintor neerlandés, uno de los principales exponentes del postimpresionismo. Pintó unos 900 cuadros (entre ellos 27 autorretratos y 148 acuarelas) y realizó más de 1600 dibujos. Una figura central en su vida fue su hermano menor Theo, marchante de arte en París, quien le prestó apoyo financiero de manera continua y desinteresada. La gran amistad entre ellos está documentada en las numerosas cartas que se intercambiaron desde agosto de 1872. De las 800 cartas que se conservan del pintor, unas 650 eran para Theo, las otras son correspondencia con amigos y familiares.2 A pesar que desde muy joven tuvo inclinación hacia el dibujo, su primer trabajo fue en una galería de arte. Más tarde se convirtió en pastor protestante y en 1879, a la edad de 26 años, se marchó como misionero a una región minera de Bélgica, donde comenzó a dibujar a la gente de la comunidad local. En 1885 pintó su primera gran obra Los comedores de patatas. En ese momento su paleta se componía principalmente de tonos sombríos terrosos. La luz de colores vivos por la que es conocido surgió en obras posteriores, cuando se trasladó al sur de Francia, consiguiendo su plenitud durante su estancia en Arlés en 1888. La calidad de su obra sólo fue reconocida después de su muerte, en una exposición retrospectiva en 1890, considerándose en la actualidad uno de los grandes maestros de la pintura. Tuvo una gran influencia en el arte del siglo XX, especialmente entre los expresionistas alemanes y los fauvistas como Derain, Vlaminck y Kees Van Dongen. Falleció a los 37 años por una herida de bala de pistola; aún no se sabe con seguridad si fue un suicidio o un asesinato accidental. A pesar de que existe una tendencia general a especular que su enfermedad mental influyese en su pintura, el crítico de arte Robert Hughes cree que las obras del artista están ejecutadas bajo un completo control, 5 de hecho, el pintor jamás trabajó en los periodos en los que estaba enfermo.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Bien.

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        FROM PARIS TO PEKING: Over Siberian Snows. A Narrative of a Journey by Sledge over the Snows of European Russia & Siberia, by Caravan Through Mongolia Across the Gobi Desert & The Great Wall & by Mule Palanquin Through China to Pekin.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE THROUGH CENTRAL ASIA TO CHINA.London 1885, - Sonnenschein. Blue pictorial cloth, rebacked,very good, 15 b.w. engravings, 428p., with supplement, minoredge wear, new endpapers, else solid. FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Webster, 1885. First. hardcover. fine. 2 volumes, illustrated with maps and facsimiles, thick 8vo, rebound in 3/4 brown morocco, ornately gilt spine, marbled boards and edges. New York: Charles Webster, 1885, 1886. First Edition. Fine.

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        THE FLOWERING PLANTS, GRASSES, SEDGES, AND FERNS OF GREAT BRITAIN, And Their Allies The Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails. 6 Volumes. Complete.

      London ; Frederick Warne and Co. N.D. Circa 1885 - Most Attractive 6 Volume Set. Demy 8vo. Hardback. Bound in striking contemporary half green morocco. Raised bands to spines. COMPLETE WITH 318 PLATES (317 IN COLOUR) - STUNNING, STRONG IMPRESSIONS! Marbled endpapers & foredges. Inscription dated 1887 to front endpaper. Most desirable ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tow Sawyer's Comrade)

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles Webster & Co, 1885. First American edition, early printing with portrait in first state, title page a cancel, pg. 13 with "him and another" as listed as at p. 88, pg. 57 reads "with the was", final five in 155 is lacking. Bound in publisher?'s green pictorial gilt cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, wear to corners and edges, circular mark to front cover, early rebacking with renewed endpapers, small piece torn away from outer margin of title page. A very good copy, internally clean. [BAL 3414]. First American Edition. Octavo.

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        Fauna der in der paläarctischen Region (Europa, Kaukasien Sibirien, Turan, Persien, Kurdistan, Armenien, Mesopotamien, Kleinasien, Syrien, Arabien, Egypten, Tripolis, Tunesien, Algerien und Marocco) lebenden Binnenconchylien (sieben Teilbände zusammen)

      Lund Hakan Ohlsson's Buchdruckerei 1 Auflage dieser Ausgabe -1890 88 (7 1 16); 473 (1 311); 183 (1 15 1 26); 135 (1 14 8); 156 (131); 317 (1 16 15 1); 128 (8); 23 cm Halbleder gebunden fadengeheftet Buntpapierbezug der Deckel Le 1885 - gut bis sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren, lediglich etwas Abrieb an den Kanten und am Lederanteil des Rückens. Vorhanden sind: I. Fam. Testacellidae, Glandinidae, Vitrnidae, & Leucochroidae; II. Genus Helix; III. Gen. Buliminus, Sesteria, Pupa, Stenogyra & Cionella; V. Fam. Succinidae, Auriculidae, Limnaeidae, Cyclostomidae & Hydrocenidae; VI. Fam. Ampullaridae, Paludinidae, Hydrobibidae; Melanidae; Valvatidae & Neritidae; VII. Malacozoa Acephala; Supplement- und Registerband 3500 gr.

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

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

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        Bunrei Gafu ????. (Bunrei's Painting Manual)

      Yokohama.. Meij 18. 1885.. Two volumes, Japanese thread binding full page and single two-color woodblock prints, folio (14 x 9 1/2 inches, 35.5 x 24.5cm). First volume: 4 pages of text followed by 24 single page woodblock prints and 21 double page woodblock prints. Second volume: 4 pages of text followed by 41 single page woodblock prints and 7 double page, plus ONE INCOMPLETE DOUBLE PAGE PRINT (ie one page present). There are 93 (only) complete images, plus one "half" image; complete pagination is not possible as the plates are not numbered. A previous owner has numbered the pages in pencil at a corner or upper edge of each image. The covers are worn and lightly soiled, the paper title label of the second volume has some paper loss, a few brush marks below the title labels, the thread binding on the first volume is almost completely disintegrated with the text block loose, chips and a little paper loss to the interior front cover title sheets, two of the folded sheets have split along the outside edge (not affecting the plates). The plates are all in very good clean condition. Exquisite prints of birds and plants in subtle shades of black, grey, salmon, brown, with yellow and pink, inspired by Kono Bairei's album of bird and flower prints (1881-1884), but here in an impressive large size. These folio volumes, mimicking the impressive folio natural history volumes of nineteenth century Europe, were used to great effect by Japanese natural history artists of the Meiji era. .

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        Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. 3 Bände

      . Otto Meissner Verlag, Hamburg, 1885/1890/1894. 739/526 Bd. 3 in 2 Teilen 448/422 S., original Halbleinen mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Bände 2 und 3 herausgegeben von Friedrich Engels. - Band 1: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals/Band 2: Der Cirkulationsprocess des Kapitals/Band 3: Der Gesammtprocess der kapitalistischen Produktion. Kapitel I bis XXVIII/Band 1 in 4. Auflage/Bände 2 und 3 in erster Auflage. Gute Exemplare -

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York, Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885., 1885. First Edition, earliest state of the cloth issue, now finely rebound in full green morocco, with the original cloth covers preserved at rear. Large octavo, pp366. Illustrated throughout. Internally clean save for the occasional thumbmark, portrait is creased with an old (discreet) repair to rear. Binding features raised bands to spine with gilt titles and decoration, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the following issue points confirming this as one of the initial cloth copies: p.13: the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is listed, wrongly, as at p.88; p.57: the eleventh line from the bottom reads: "...with the was..."; p.155: with the final five lacking; p.161: lacks the signature mark 11 at the bottom of the page. In addition, the portrait frontispiece has the tablecloth, or scarf, clearly visible. The contentious 'bulging fly' plate (p.283) was only included in publisher's leather copies and is therefore not pertinent to cloth copies. A fine copy of a rare printing. Blanck [3415]. BMC No261, p.90-93.

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        HISTORICAL SKETCH BOOK AND GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS AND ENVIRONSWITH MAP. Illustrated with Many Original Engravings: And Containing Exhaustive Accounts of the Traditions, HistoricalLegends, and Remarkable Localities of the Creole City.

      HEARN'S FIFTH PUBLISHED WRITING AND ONE OF HIS RAREST BOOKSNew York 1885, - Coleman. Original brown stiff pictorial wrs.,facsimile map, 324p., index, 14 engravings, exceptionallybright, very clean copy, minor spine head/tail rubbing, the*RARE FIRST ISSUE* FIRST LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 500 COPIES Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Médan, 1. V. 1885. - 8vo. 2 pp. In French, to an unidentified writer: "I must thank you a thousand times for your very kind article. A person living in Berlin has sent me a translation of it and I have been particularly pleased about all the good you said of my work. Up to now Germany had not spoiled me and that is the reason why your study was so agreeable to me as I hope it will shed some light on me in showing that I am not as dark as they believe. I have the honor of addressing you here, and enclose the picture you asked of me".

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        Germinal

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

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

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

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        The Creole Cookery Book

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

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

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

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        Photograph of the Kaaba and Mecca.

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

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        Autograph letter signed.

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tow Sawyer's Comrade)

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

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

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        A Saint-Lazare.

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

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        Tales From Many Sources

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

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        Catalogue of Painting forming the Private Collection of P. A. B. Widener., Asbourne - near Philadelphia. Part I: Modern Paintings; Part II: Early English and Ancient Paintings.

      Paris, Manzi, Joyant & Co., 1885-1900 (MDCCCLXXXV-MCM). - Part I: S. 1-116 + 116 zwischengeschaltete Abb.-Tafeln (unpag.); Part II: S. 117-288 + 172 zwi.-geschalt. Abb.-Tafeln (unpag.), 3 Bl. (Index). Exemplare 74 (LXXIV) von 250 handnumerierten Büchern. Von P. A. B. Widener handschriftlich Charles A. Porter auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz gewidmet! -In 2 ungewöhnlich schön ausgestatteten, dunkelbraunen Ganzlederbänden, mit goldgeprägter Titelei, Ganzgoldschnitt, auf 4 (Part I), bzw. 5 (Part II) falschen Bünden. Privater Buchbindereinband für Charles A. Porter, dessen goldgeprägter Namenszug auf den Einbanddeckeln. Insgesamt 288 ganzseitige Radierungen, die oft impressionistischen Werke u.a. von Cassatt, Cazin, Corot, Coubet, Daubigny, Decamps, Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissaro, Sisley, Whisler sowie englische Meister wie Constable, Hogarth, Morland, Reynolds, Turner und Wilson und Alte Meister wie Bellini, Botticelli, Dürer, Goya, Hals, Holbein, Murillo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Steen, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Tizian, Velasquez, Vermeer und Watteau aus der Sammlung Widner widergeben! -Die Rücken wurden beide fachmännisch unter Verwendung der Orig.-Rückenlederstücke restauriert, Part I fehlt 1 Bund, demnach nur 4 statt 5 Bünde wie bei Part II. Die Ecken gestaucht. -In englischer Sprache! Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: Die Buchpreise beinhalten die reduzierte MwSt von 7 %, diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen // Rechnungen für Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Gemälde weisen gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Margenbesteuerung) keine MwSt aus (brutto = netto). Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 5700

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

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

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

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

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

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

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