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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the important First Issue point with the table cloth visible underneath the Twain bust. Later printings do NOT show the table cloth. This copy is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with some repair. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor foxing. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. This copy has the earliest First Issue points according to BAL "Frontispiece of Twain with cloth visible under bust, "Page 9 Chapter VI "Huck Decided" instead of "Decides" "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly on p.88 rather than Page 87, "Page 57, 11 lines from bottom "with the was" rather than "with the saw" "Page 155" with the 5 missing "Page 143 First word, the letter "L" missing from "Col" An attractive copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Japanese Fairy Tale Series, Numbers 1 - 8

      Tokyo: Kobunsha, No. 2, Minami Seagicho circa 1885. The first 8 in the series, all but the first two apparently first editions, all with titles on front wrappers in phonetic Japanese rather than being translated into English. English text within. All on plain paper (i.e. not crepe) all illustrated on front wrappers and within with coloured woodblock illustrations, double folded sheets, spines not covered, stab tied with silk cord. Each 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Some corners bumped, some light dust marking, overall good. The eight titles are:No. 1. Momotaro (Momotaro or Little Peachling). 2nd edition [circa 1886].No. 2. Shitakiri Suzume (The Tongue Cut Sparrow). 2nd edition [circa 1886].No. 3. Saru-Kani Kassen (Battle of the Monkey & The Crab). [1885].No. 4. Hanasaki Jiji (The Old Man who made the Dead Trees Blossem). [1885].No. 5. Kachi-Kachi Yama (Kachi-Kachi Mountain). [1885].No. 6. Nedzumi no Yome-Iri (The Mouse's Wedding). [1885].No. 7. Kobutori (The Old Man & the Devils). [circa 1886].No. 8. Urashima (The Fisher-Boy Urashima). [circa 1886].

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        Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Pictures, Works of Art, and Decorative Objects, of Christopher Beckett Denison, Esq

      London - Printed by William Clowes and Sons, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarce auction catalogue of the art collection of thisBritish colonial administrator and Conservative politician. Comprising the first, second and third portions of the sale, held in June 1885 by Messrs. Christie, Manson and Woods, at 8 King Street, St James's Square, London. Featuring a number of mounted photographic plates. Condition: Bound in paper covered boards. Externally, worn, with tidemarks. Rear board detached but present, with backstrip missing. Front joint cracked. Internally, loose and strained in places, with one plate detached but present, and p277 through to rear held by one cord only. Slight browning, with occasional marks. Some edge-wear to pages. Marginal inkprices and numbersto pages and plates. Overall: FAIR..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Der Zentral-Vieh- und Schlachthof zu Berlin, Seine baulichen Anlagen und Betriebs-Einrichtungen, Mit 20 Tafeln und zahlreichen in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten,

      Springer, Berlin, 1885 - EA, Berlin, Springer 1885, 39x28 cm, 76 S., privates HLwd., gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Rüger]
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        Europas Kolonien (in 5 Bänden), Band 1: West-Afrika vom Senegal zum Kamerun. Nach den neuesten Quellen geschildert, mit 120 Abbildungen und 14 Karten, Band 2: Das Kongogebiet und seine Nachbarländer, mit 109 Abbildungen und 5 Karten, Band 3: Ost-Afrika und das Seeengebiet, mit 80 Abbildungen und 4 Karten, Band 4: Süd-Afrika bis zum Sambesi und Kap Frio, mit 69 Abbildungen und 6 Karten und Plänen, Band 5: Die Deutschen in der Südsee : ein Beitrag zur Geschichte deutschen Handels und deutscher Kolonisation, mit 78 Abbildungen und 6 Karten sowie einem Gesamtregister aller 5 Bände,

      Leipzig, Greßner & Schramm, [1885].. Original-Ausgabe, 5 Bände (komplett) mit insgesamt über 1200 Seiten, 22x31, rote illustriertes und blindgeprägtes O Ln mit Goldprägebeschriftung und marmoriertem Voll-Schnitt,. SCHÖNE EXEMPLARE ohne nennenswerte Mängel, lediglich das Papier altersgemäß gebräunt

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        Europas Kolonien. 5 Bände.

      Leipzig, Gretzner & Schramm, 1885-1886.. 30 x 23 cm. 232; 240; 240; 240; 243 Seiten. Mit 33 Karten und 456 teils großformatigen Textholzstichen. Reich illustrierte Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Deckeltiteln.. 1. Ausgabe. - Kainbacher 1, 117. - Umfangreiches und reich illustriertes Werk, bestehend aus folgenden Bänden: Band 1: West-Afrika vom Senegal zum Kamerun - Band 2: Das Kongogebiet und seine Nachbarländer - Band 3: Ost-Afrika und das Seengebiet - Band 4: Süd-Afrika bis zum Sambesi und Kap Frio - Band 5: Die Deutschen in der Südsee (Band 5 mit dem Gesamtregister). - Untere Kapitale etwas bestoßen, Band 2 oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle, vollständiges, innen gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Torsten Skubski]
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        Afrika Hand-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagebuch für Jedermann. 3 Bände.

      Leipzig, Gressner & Schramm, 1885.. 3 Bände. Illustriertes, rotes, schwarzgeprägtes Originalleinen, 8°, iv, 1344 Seiten (durchgehend paginiert). Mit 203 Holzschnittabbildungen im Text und 16 teils doppelblattgroßen Kartenskizzen. Marmorierter Schitt. Einbände nur leicht berieben, Rücken etwas aufgehellt, Seiten fest gebunden und fleckenlos. Guter Zustand. Detailliertes Fachlexikon mit umfangreichem dokumentativem Informationsmateria und zahlreichen Abbildungen..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        1550 Telegraph Construction Camp West Coast Road, New Zealand [PHOTOGRAPH]

      Burton Brothers: Dunedin, c.1885 Original signed, titled and numbered albumen print (204mm x 138mm), mounted on card (285mm x 215mm). Catalogs: Burton Brothers, New Zealand, Photograph, Photography,

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        La pêche et les poissons. Nouveau Dictionnaire Général des Pêches

      - Paris, Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 1885. Fort volume grand In-8, demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs, 859 p. Rousseurs. Petites usures sur les coiffes. Ce très bel ouvrage sur la pêche et les poissons est illustré de 1054 figures en noir dans le texte et 48 planches h.-texte lithographiées en couleurs réhaussées et gommées. Préface par Aug. Duméril. Ancien élève de l’école impériale forestière. L’auteur a voulu faire un travail de référence. Son ouvrage recense toutes les connaissances sur le sujet : un état de la pêche à la fin du 19 éme siécle. Gaidy p. 301.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        De la Convention dans la Tragedie Classique et dans le Drame Romantique

      Paris - Libraire Hachette, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarceand presumed first editionof this nineteenth-century study of theatre. First Edition. 'Of the Convention in the Classic Tragedy and in the Romantic Drama'. In a Lycee d'Aix binding. Maurice Souriau was formerly lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Caen. Condition: Rebacked in leather with the original cloth boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Slight fading to the boards. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Age toning to the endpapers but otherwise generally clean with just the occasional spot or mark. Ink signature of H. Howard Beker to first blank. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Billroth II - Zur Casuitistik und Statistik der Magenresectionen und Gastroenterostomieen (pp.616-625, Tafel IX, Fig.6,7,8).

      . Arch. klin. Chir., 32. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1885, 8°, VI, 1003 pp., 1 Curventafel, Holzschnitte, 12 lith. Tafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit.. Billroth II pylorectomy, reported by von Viktor von Hacker (1952-1933). - Garrison & Morton No.3483 (Verh. dtsch. Ges. Chir., 1885)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works. British Birds. History of Quadrupeds. Aesop's Fables. Memoir.

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by R. Ward and Sons for Bernard Quaritch. London 1885 - Limited edition, no. 247 of 750 sets, signed by Bernard Quaritch, 5 volumes, royal 8vo. Numerous illustrations, marbled endpapers, some foxing to front and rear blanks, contemporary inscription in volume I. Original publisher's half morocco, t.e.g., spine with gilt titles and vignettes, light wear to a couple of corners, some other minor rubbing, overall a handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Pen-and-ink Drawing, captioned "Caleb's courtship / Eunice Stout", signed ("A. B. Frost")

      N.p., n.d. [ca. 1885?]. Image size, 6 x 5 in. One a sheet measuring 13-1/2 x 10 inches. Some soilng and staining, mostly marginal, and two small, light stains within image. Framed and glazed . A delicate, lightly-inked drawing of a young woman, standing at a kitchen table, stirring the ingredients of a large bowl, beside which sit a jug and an opened bag. She is dressed simply, in a blouse and skirt, and wears a large sun-bonnet. Her face is in repose, and the skill of the artist has invested the drawing with a sense of gentle calm. In the lower right corner, there is a pencilled note "Reduced to 2/3 col wide Mag. pro.", from which we may infer that this is an illustration for a piece of magazine fiction, but we have been unable to trace which one. To judge from the Frost watercolor, "The Candlestick Girl", reproduced in Henry M. Reed's The A.B. Frost Book, in which "the model in this painting is thought to be Miss Emily Phillips who shortly after this painting was completed became Mrs. A.B. Frost" (p. 19), this drawing is also of the artist's wife -- the resemblance is unmistakable, the drawing showing the young woman's face in considerably greater detail. Emily Louise Levis Phillips came from a prominent Philadelphia family; she studied art in Germany and was an artist of no small skill. She was born in 1852, one year and two days after the birth of her husband; they were married in 1883, and she died just six months after him, in 1928. A FINE, SENSITIVE DRAWING OF MAJOR ASSOCIATION INTEREST

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        Buchholzens in Italien

      Berlin - Freund and Jeckel, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart copy of this German adventure novel by Julius Stinde, featuring his popular Buchholzen family. In German. The first of the series Buchholzens in Italien (translated by HF Powell, 1887) appeared in 1883 and achieved an immense success. It was followed by Die Familie Buchholz in 1884 (translated by LD Schmitz, 1885); Frau Buchholz im Orient in 1888; Frau Wilhelmine (Der Familie Buchholz letzter Teil; translated by HF Powell, 1887) in 1886; Wilhelmine Buchholz Memoiren, in 1894; and Hotel Buchholz; Ausstellungserlebnisse der Frau Wilhelmine Buchholz, in 1896. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, with just some light bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Etudes sur les Tragiques Grecs: Sophocle

      Paris- Librairie Hachette, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A late nineteenth century edition of Patin's study ofSophocles'tragedies. Bound in half-paper and marbled paper-covered boards, with a spine label and gilt lettering. Henri Joseph Guillaume Patin (1793-1876) was a French writer and translator from ancient Greek and Latin. Condition: The binding is firm. The front inner hinge is very slightly strained, but still good and firm. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just sight discolouration. Internally the pageshave scattered foxing and mild browning to the page edges. With a small signature in ink on the front free endpaper. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Violin

      London - Dulau and Co, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart history of the violin by George Hart. Illustrated throughout with numerous wood engravings from photographs of the works of Stradivari, Guaneri, Amati, and others. Popular edition. Condition: In a half straight-grained-morocco binding. Externally, quite smart, though with some light rubbing and a few marks. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Coaching Age

      Harris, Stanley. The Coaching Age. Illustrated by John Sturgess. London: Richard Bentley, 1885. 8vo. 468pp, 16 full page illus in sepia after Hanhart. Full red morocco, gilt rules with horseshoe ornaments in each color; Spine gilt, with raised bands and horseshoe and wreath ornaments in each panel. Fine copy. Bound by Riviere on front endpaper; Cornish brothers, Birminham for the dentelles.

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc.]
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        Debates in the Houses of Legislature of South Australia (CONVOLUTE of 5 vols./ KONVOLUT aus 5 Bänden) - Second Session of the 11th Parliament (from June 4, 1885 to December 11, 1885)/ Third Session of the 11th Parliament (from May 27, 1886 to November 17, 1886)/ First and Second Sessions of the 12th Parliament (from June 2, 1887 to December 9, 1887 and from December 13, 1887 to December 17, 1887)/ First Session of the 14th Parliament (in 2 vols. cpl.) (From Thursday, June 8, 1893 to Saturday, December 23, 1893),

      Burden & Bonython; 1885 - 1893. - je Band ca. 1700 Seiten/ each vol. about 1700 pages; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt; Einband stellenweise leicht gelockert; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 5 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 7500

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Debates in the Houses of Legislature of South Australia (CONVOLUTE of 5 vols./ KONVOLUT aus 5 Bänden) - Second Session of the 11th Parliament (from June 4, 1885 to December 11, 1885)/ Third Session of the 11th Parliament (from May 27, 1886 to November 17, 1886)/ First and Second Sessions of the 12th Parliament (from June 2, 1887 to December 9, 1887 and from December 13, 1887 to December 17, 1887)/ First Session of the 14th Parliament (in 2 vols. cpl.) (From Thursday, June 8, 1893 to Saturday, December 23, 1893)

      Burden & Bonython; 1885 - 1893.. je Band ca. 1700 Seiten/ each vol. about 1700 pages; gebundene Ausgabe/ bound;. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt; Einband stellenweise leicht gelockert; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 5 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Nine years in Nipon: Sketches of japanese life and manners.

      London, 1885 - , 1st edition. XII,304 p., illustrations, later halfcalf with raised bands and marbled boards (minor damp stain along top edge, a very attractive copy) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boek & Glas]
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        BRAZIL AND JAVA, Report On Coffee - culture In America, Asia And Africa, To H.E. The Minister Of The Colonies...

      London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1885.FIRST EDITION, 1885. 8vo, approximately 230 x 150 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, 3 maps plus 2 large coloured maps at rear, frontispiece and 2 plates, 2 folding diagrams, pages: xii, 1 - 637, original publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original coated brown endpapers, edges untrimmed. Binding lightly rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners bumped, blank endpapers foxed, frontispiece and title page have pale foxing, occasional foxing, pale browning to folds of coloured maps, bookseller's advertising label pasted to last pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. See: Rubens Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, page 383, " This is a classic work for the study of the history of coffee in Brazil". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        La Décoration Arabe

      Paris: J. Savoy & Cie., , 1885. Décors Muraux - Plafonds - Mosaiques - Dallages - Boiseries - Vitraux - Étoffes - Tapis - Reliures - Faiences - Ornements Divers. Extraits du Grand Ouvrage l'Art Arabe … choisis, classés et arrangés par les Éditeurs. Folio. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine. 85 chromolithographic plates mounted on stubs, 11 of them double-page - numbered as 2 - and 12 black and white, one double-page. A little rubbed at the extremities, endpapers browned, light browning throughout, and some foxing largely to the prelims, and first few plates, overall a very good copy. First edition of this separately-published selection of plates from Prisse's massive masterwork L'Art Arabe (1869-77). Archaeologist and architect Prisse, previously fêted for his work in Egypt, "fell lyrically in love with Arab art, the brilliant offspring of a Hellenistic West and Sassanian East united under Islam. Dazzled by its symmetry, its complex, exquisitely-wrought patterns, its unity within diversity, and its opulence, he longed to initiate his compatriots in the West … he wanted to inspire the artists and architects of his time with fresh ideas to counter 'the poverty of invention that so justly inflames those who profess to worship beauty'. Above all he wanted to stir the public to understand and appreciate the epoch whose art had graced a millennium and inspired the Renaissance. 'We affirm that not since the fall of the Roman Empire has there been a people more worthy of acquaintance, whether we direct our attention to the great men it has produced or contemplate the prodigious advances of the arts and sciences among the Arabs across several centuries" (Norton, "Prisse: A Portrait", in Aramco World, Volume 41, No.6, November/December, 1990).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Rochester: D.M. Dewey, Horticultural Books, 1885.. 96pp. plus sixteen chromolithographic plates and one uncolored lithographic plate. Original publisher's brown cloth, spine and front board gilt. Binding slightly soiled. Ownership stamp to head of titlepage. Text block beginning to spring, very light age toning. A good copy. The second edition, "enlarged and improved," of this thoroughly practical work aimed at "the plain, common- sense man" interested in both gaining personal pleasure and increasing the value of his real estate by planned landscaping. The plates in this edition are further captioned "Drawn for Elliott's Landscape Gardening." McGrath only lists the 1881 edition, but neither edition is in Bennett. McGRATH, p.192 (1881 ed). REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 71 (1877 ed).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Russian Projects against India. From the Czar Peter to General Skobeleff

      London, Remington & Co., , 1885. Octavo. Original brown cloth, title gilt to spine, decoration in black to the upper board. Folding coloured map frontispiece. Light browning, front hinges cracked but holding, a little rubbed at the extremities, overall very good. First Edition. Written at the height of Russophobe fears inspired by the Great Game, this is a history of Russia's activities in the Central Asian khanates - Perovski's ill-fated march to Khiva, Ignatiev's mission to Khiva and Bokhara, Kauffmann's expedition to Khiva in 1873 - interpreted as a threat to Afghanistan, the Pamirs and through them British India. Sutherland was for a time the Russian correspondent for the Illustrated Times and was "well versed in Russian politics and literature." (ODNB)

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        The Costume of Yorkshire in 1814 A Series of 40 Facsimiles of Original Drawings, with descriptions in English and French

      Leeds: Richard Jackson. 1885. Facsimile edition. Large folio. 13" x 18". Half morocco and cloth gilt. 106pp.,.41 color plates. One of 600 numbered copies, this copy unnumbered. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on the edges of the plates; edgewear, else very good. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Costume of Yorkshire in 1814. A Series of 40 Facsimiles of Original Drawings, with descriptions in English and French

      Richard Jackson, Leeds 1885 - Facsimile edition. Large folio. 13" x 18". Half morocco and cloth gilt. 106pp.,.41 color plates. One of 600 numbered copies, this copy unnumbered. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on the edges of the plates; edgewear, else very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Billroth II - Zur Casuitistik und Statistik der Magenresectionen und Gastroenterostomieen (pp.616-625, Tafel IX, Fig.6,7,8).

      - Arch. klin. Chir., 32. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1885, 8°, VI, 1003 pp., 1 Curventafel, Holzschnitte, 12 lith. Tafeln, Halbledereinband der Zeit. Billroth II pylorectomy, reported by von Viktor von Hacker (1952-1933). - Garrison & Morton No.3483 (Verh. dtsch. Ges. Chir., 1885) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Integer Vitae. Kupferstich aus der Folge "Vom Tode", Zweiter Teil (Opus XIII).

      1885.. In der Platte monogrammiert und bezeichnet "Integer Vitae / Scelerisque Purus 1885 / 1900". Mit der Nummerierung "98" und dem Trockenstempel. Eines von 100 Exemplaren auf Imperial Japan. 39,2 x 30 cm. Papier: 61,5 x 46,5 cm.. Singer 230 III (von IV). Exemplar 98/100. Eines von 100 Exemplaren auf Imperial Japan aus der ersten Ausgabe. Blatt 1 des zweiten Teils. - Insgesamt schwach wellig. Partiell mit kleinen Oberflächenbereibungen. Im Passepartoutausschnitt leicht gebräunt. Obere Ecken montierungsbedingt mit kleinen Knickspuren.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia, New South Wales and Victorian Branches. With Maps and Illustrations. 1st and 2nd Session 1883-84. Edited by E. Marin La Meslée (1st Session) , J. H. Maiden and A. C. MacDonald (2nd. Session).

      Sydney, Thomas Richards, 1885. XXI + (3) + 142 + 223 s. Foldede plansjer og karter. Orig. omsl

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        Handbuch der Petrefaktenkunde. Mit einem Atlas von 100 Tafeln nebst Erklärungen. 2 Bände.

      Tübingen: Laupp'sche; 1885.3., umgearb. und verm. Auflage. VIII, 1239 S., Tafelband (komplett). Ohldr. mit Golddruck. Rücken gering beschabt. Einbände etw. lichtrandig. Vorsatzpapiere etw. gebräunt. Eine Lage im Tafelband etw. lose. Nur vereinzelt sehr wenig braunfleckig. Sonst insgesamt recht ordentliche und saubere Ausgabe. Letzte Auflage des ausführlichen Werkes mit etwa 450 S. und 38 Tafeln Erweiterung gegenüber der Erstausgabe. - Friedrich August (von) Quenstedt (1809 - 1889), deutscher Geologe, Paläontologe, Mineraloge und Kristallograph. "Seines Lebens eigentlichste Arbeit aber galt den Versteinerungen und der Gliederung der Juraformation, wobei er eine erstaunliche Fülle von Details zu Tage förderte. (...) Durch alle seine Arbeiten zieht sich wie ein rother Faden der Grundgedanke, daß die Species nicht scharf begrenzt ist, daß nicht nur in dem gleichen stratigraphischen Horizonte vielerlei Varietäten sich abzweigen, sondern daß dieselbe Art auch in mehreren Horizonten übereinander fortlebte, aber gleichfalls verschiedene, oft sogar recht weitgehende Variationen erlebte." ADB, 53 (1907), S. 179?180. Deutsch

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        Nombres Geograficos de Mexico (Catalogo Alfabetico)

      Oficina Tip de la Secreteria 1885 Mexico, 1885 Good to very good rebound in quarter morocco 1st Hardbound Quarto 2 Volumes in 1 Principally derived from the Codex Mendoza. [Palau 217586] 39 color plates, plus the two colored titles for the atlas. Tear to backstrip, worn at edges, interior a bit toned, some foxintg and offsetting to the plates.. Hardcover.

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        LE RAINCY EN 1884 + LE RAINCY EN 1885

      1885 - Autographes 2 volumes, album reliure pleine percale éditeur (hard-back percale editor) tabac in-octavo à l'Italienne, à plaques spéciales polychromes monochromes pour le dos et les plats (with specials covers editor for the spine and the cover), dos long (spine without raised bands) titre frappé or (gilt title) décoration or (gilt decoration) fers spéciaux (specials blocking stamps), titre en marron foncé au milieu du premier plat, - tête lisse (top edge smooth), tranches inférieurs non rognées (edges no smoothes), envoi autographe manuscrit de l'Auteur à un célèbre peintre du Raincy Hustin (Louis-Arthur) (Bénézit 5 page 681), albums illustrés d'un frontispice et de 25 gravures à l'eau-forte du Raincy pour la 1ère Série 1884 numérotées de 1 à 25 + 30 gravures à l'eau-forte du Raincy pour la 2ème Série 1885 numérotées de 26 à 55, 1884 + 1885 sans lieu ni éditeur (probablement Le Raincy chez l'auteur), en bon état (very good condition). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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      c. 1885 - Carbon print. Good tonal range and in fine condition, photographer's name in negative. Dimensions: 285 by 235mm. (11.25 by 9.25 inches).

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      MONTANER Y SIMON 1885 - España. 1885, 1886. Holandesa con puntas. Del Num 53 al 104, correlativos. Muntaner y Simón. Contiene 51 Bellas láminas. 38x28. Gran folio. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        More New Arabian Nights the Dynamiter

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1885 - 207pp. 1885. First edition. 12mo. In original publisher's paper wraps with steel engraving of a man climbing a ladder. A good only copy of this very delicate but scarce publication. The whole housed in a near contemporary navy blue-cloth covered card slipcase. This slipcase with a paper title block - with the ink author's name and title to it (slight loss to one corner of title block). The book has a very neat contemporary owner's initials in ink to the half-title page. Only around 30-50 percent of the spine strip survives. A number of page corners to the head and tail have been turned (now largely unturned). There is significant splitting between two gatherings - the two 'halfs' of the book now holding by several cords. Several short tears to the peripheries of the front card cover - all expertly repaired. A good copy of a scarce first edition in a very original format. Shipping from the UK [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trumpington Fine Books Limited]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company,, 1885. With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. Square octavo, original green pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gold and black, recased, spine restored head and tail. Green morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Illustrated throughout with 173 text illustrations after E. W. Kemble, photogravure of Karl Gerhardt's portrait bust of Clemens, Somewhat rubbed, restoration at extremities, hinges repaired, slight damping to the fore-edge of the half-title and first few leaves, some marginal fingersoiling and occasional edge-splitting, about very good. First American edition, first printing. This copy inscribed on the front pastedown by Twain with an autograph quotation from Pudd'nhead Wilson: "Mr. Charles Aubrey Slosson his Book. Consider well the proportions of things: it is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. Truly yours, Mark Twain. Dec./05." Further similarly inscribed on the facing free endpaper by Twain's friend, the journalist, Poultney Bigelow: "Don't go to College if you seek Knowledge of humanity - in my case I learned to row and box and sipped at the fountain of youth - so be warned by your friend, Poultney Bigelow, October 10 1946 at Malden on Hudson." The traditional issue points on this book have recently been persuasively reassessed. The first printing of 30,000 copies was done using electrotype plates, produced simultaneously on different presses, hence minor variations within the first printing due to damaged plates. Only three substantive changes were introduced after the first printing: at p. 13 the erroneous page reference "88" was changed to "87"; at p. 57 the misprint "with the was" was corrected to "with the saw"; and at p. 9 the misprint "Decided" was corrected to "Decides" (this last change overlooked by Johnson, Blanck et al.) These are the only points to distinguish between the first two printings, and our copy has all three in first state. Of the traditional issue points, this copy has p. 155 with the final 5 extending below the first two numbers and the cancel p. 283 with the suggestive illustration cleaned up, as always in cloth copies. The frontispiece is in the first state with the table cloth visible and unsigned on the finished edge of the bust, but this was separately printed and inserted in copies at random, and so has no bearing on priority. Copies were issued in leather bindings (sheep or three-quarters morocco), in blue cloth for those who wanted it uniform with Tom Sawyer and, as here, in green cloth. There is no priority between them: all were first available to the public on the same day in February 1885.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company 1885 - Illustrated with 174 illustrations by Edward Windsor Kemble. First edition, with many of the first issue points, including: cancel title leaf with the copyright notice dated 1884 (second state), the illustration "Him and Another Man" listed as page 88 on page 13, "with the was" on page 57, page 283 in the third state with a straight fly on a cancel leaf, third state page 155 with the final five larger than the first, page 161 lacking the signature mark, leaf 238 pasted under the terminal endpaper, frontispiece in the second state with no tablecloth visible and with Heliotype Printing Company imprint. Publisher's decorative green cloth, with an illustration of Huck Finn to the front panel in green and gilt, lettered in green and gilt, pale peach endpapers. Near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, mostly to bottom edge, bright spine, clean boards, minor split to the paper hinge inside the front cover, binding sturdy and hinges secure, former owners' inscriptions to the front pastedown, a few faint spots to the page edges, else fine. Overall, a fresh and sturdy unsophisticated copy. Housed in a custom black moiré slipcase. BAL 3415. This copy of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the first American editions issued in a green cloth binding. Other bindings for this title include blue cloth, library (sheep) binding, and deluxe (half morocco) binding. While most copies of Huckleberry Finn in all binding variants have a third state title leaf, as "no copy of the published book has been seen, or reported, with the copyright notice dated 1885," this copy has the second-state title page - a cancel leaf that preceded the third-state conjugate leaf, indicating that it may be an earlier issue than the copies with the title leaf in the third state. Additionally, this cloth bound copy contains the definitive issue points on pages 13 and 57, as well as nearly all of the issue points found in cloth copies, with the exceptions of pages 155 and 283; notably, page 283 is usually found in the third state in cloth bindings, and the uncorrected illustration with the curved fly is found almost exclusively in the sheep-bound copies and BAL notes that "no examined copy of the published book has the defaced plate" indicative of the second state. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a pseudo companion novel to Twain's highly successful Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876); although both are set in the antebellum South, Tom Sawyer is the tale of a young boy's mischievous adventures, while Huckleberry Finn involves a disenfranchised youth's moral dilemmas about social conflict. Huckleberry Finn is a youth who runs away from his alcoholic father and befriends Jim, a run-away African-American slave seeking freedom in the North. The dialog of the text features local dialects drawn from Twain's experiences living in the South. When it was first published in the United States in 1885, Huckleberry Finn was highly scrutinized and was banned by several libraries. Interestingly, the text was banned not for its saturation of racist vocabulary and prejudiced world-views, but for its depiction of criminal, lower class white Americans. Although it continued to be challenged in the 20th century for its depiction and treatment of African-Americans, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains one of the Great American Novels. Indeed, Ernest Hemingway proclaimed that it was the beginning of American literature: "There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of women's Sokuhatsu hairstyle

      Japan: illustrated and published by Izumo Jinshichi. Meiji 18, [i.e. 1885]. Woodblock broadside showing 13 different hairstyles made possible with hair tonic, each with descriptive text; approx. 20" x 14", originally folded and preserving the original printed fukuro; small chip from the upper left corner (not touching and letterpress or illustration); all else fine. Apparently an advertisement for Japanese hair tonic. Sokuhatsu is a women's hairstyle, introduced from the West in the Meiji period - a "swept- back hair with the bun [knot, chignon] at the back of the head."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kunst- und Buchantiquariat Graphem]
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        [Broadside]: T F Gilbert, Jr Popular Shoe Store Ladies', Gents', Misses' and Children's Fine Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Rubbers Slippers &c Grand Assortment at Bottom Prices John J Lattermann's Fine Shoes for Ladies' 68 1/2 Main Street, Hempstead, L I

      N.Y.: J.S. Nugent & Co.. [circa 1885]. Large broadside. 18" x 24". On thin tabloid-style paper. Old folds, small tears and stains, and small tears, age-toning to the paper, but overall in remarkably nice, very good condition. The text surrounds a wonderful trade mark wood engraving of The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe and her brood. Undated but the printed seemed active around 1885. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sun - Set" Omuxapot Okrista. A Sarcee Elder. First Nations

      Charles Mathers, Calgary - 1885. (Cabinet photo) Very good. Card is: 7" X 4 1 / 4" Oval Image is: 5 1 / 2" X 4 5 / 8". Original 19th century image with writting along bottom edge: "Sun-Set" Photo by Mathers, Edmonton. Known to be Omuxapot Okrista, a Sarcee Elder, near Calgary. Image known to have originally been taken by William Hanson Boorne, about 1885. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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      c. 1885 - Hand-colored albumen print. Two-part panorama, fair tonal range and in fair condition, photographer's title and number in negative. Dimensions: 200 by 505mm. (5 by 20 inches).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - First Edition, First Issue with mixed edition points. In the original, unrestored condition. Tightly bound with some shakiness and baring to the inner front hinge. The covers and the spine are well attached. In green decorated cloth, with dulling to the gilt lettering and decorations. Fraying to the top and bottom 1/8 inch of the spine. A 1/4 inch by 3/4 inch peel to the cloth on the back cover, and a 1/4 inch cloth peel on the bottom edge of the back cover, and a 1/2 inch cloth peel to the top edge of the front cover. The covers' corners have fraying with baring of the underlying cardboard. Lacks the blank front endpapers, with the first page being the half-title page having the 1884 illustration of Huckleberry Finn by E. W. Kemble on the other side, followed by a tissue guard covering the photographic illustration of the bust of Mark Twain, followed by the title page, etc. 366 pages followed by 2 blank endpapers. The back inner cover has 3 small adhesions of blank paper. The previous owner has his name on the top of the front inner cover. He has pencilled-in some first edition points on the lower front inner cover: First Edition, First issue, Page 155's page number has the last "5" in different type; the illustration "him and another man" is indexed as being on page 88 instead of page 87; page 57 has "was" instead of saw". He also says that the title page and page 283 are tipped-in. Additional first edition points that he doesn't mention are: the frontispiece portrait of Mark Twain is by the Heliotype Printing Company, and Mark Twain's bust is on a cloth covered table; the contents heading for chapter 6 reads "decided", later changed to "decides"; page 143 line 7 has a broken small "b"; and page 161 doesn't have the number 11 signature mark; the title page has the 1885 date, with a copyright date of 1884. The pages are mostly all very clean with very little thumbing, having some slight foxing to pages at the back of the book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Square [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Books of Boston]
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