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        The Panama Canal: Its History, Its Political Aspects and Financial Difficulties

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1885. First Edition. Publisher?s cloth; bookplate; very good or a little better. The French began a sea level canal in 1880 but failed to complete the project, which required several additional decades of engineering expertise, political turmoil, intrigue, not to mention many thousands of lives.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Charles L. Webster and Company, NY, 1885. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. Second Printing. Hard Cover Publisher's full green cloth, reverse lettering on gilt panel and additional gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration and lettering on cover, black embossed decoration on spine and embossed black lettering and decoration on cover. Illustrated with 174 B drawings by E. W. Kemble and tissue-protected photographic frontispiece of bust of the author. First Edition, Second Issue, with the following points: (Point 1) Copyright date 1884 (leaf bound in - McBride State C); (Point 2) On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being at page 87 (McBride State B); (Point 3) The words "with the saw, " appear on page 57 (McBride State B); (Point 4) The final "5" on Page No. 155 is added in a slightly different font (McBride State B); (Point 5) There is no signature mark "11" on page 161 (McBride State A); (Point 6) On page 283 the fly on Silas' pants is straight (leaf bound in - McBride State D); (Point 7) In the portrait frontispiece, the cloth under the bust is not visible, the imprint is "Photo-Gravure, " and the statement "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." has been added to the finished edge of the shoulder with the "Photo-Gravure" imprint (McBride State C); (Point 8) On page 143 the "l" in "Col." has been replaced at line 1, and the word "body" is perfect at Line 7 (McBride State C); in addition, (Additional Point 9) On page 9, the word "decides" is correct in the description of Chapter VI; (Additional Point 10) On page 58 the "d" in "touched" is broken at line 7 up; (Additional Point 11) On page 59, the "t" in "let" is not missing at line 10; and (Additional Point 12) Also on page 59, the "d" in "would" is not broken at line 11. [McBride, 93][ BAL 3415][Grolier American 100: 87]. The volume is housed in an extremely fine custom-made clam-shell box. This is a wonderful copy; unmarked, tight, square, bright, and clean. The new clam-shell box and its leather label are in pristine condition. VERY GOOD+. B Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 366 pp

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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      Pawnee City: The Press-Republican Printers, 1885. - First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial yellow wrappers, 41 pp. plus 9 pp.introductory, illustrated, advertisements. This fair began in 1880, and this is the sixth annual county fair for Pawnee City. Prizes were awarded for all types of cattle both dairy and beef types, horses and draft horses, sheep, swine, poultry, farm products such as wheat, corn, popcorn, vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., preserved canned goods, farm implements, musical implements, fine arts, textile fabrics, fastest trotting horse or mare, best and largest collection of fruits to include apples, pears, peaches, plums, and grapes, best canned preserves, flowers, etc. Pawnee City is located in the southeastern part of Nebraska just above the Kansas border and has a population today of approximately 1,000 citizens, Lower portion of back cover loose, else a near fine copy of an elusive title. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A naturalist's wanderings in the eastern archipelago, a narrative of travel and exploration from 1878 to 1883.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885. - Octavo,chromolithograph frontispiece (Forbes' Honeyeater), text illustrations. Publisher's decorated cloth, apart from a few flecks a bright crisp copy, scarce in this condition. An important early natural history of the area now known as Wallaceae. Nissen ZBI 1408. Casey Wood p.344. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago, a Narrative of Travel and Exploration from 1878 to 1883.

      London, Sampson, Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885,. lg. in-8vo, chromolithograph frontispice (Birds) + XIX (+1 = list of maps) + 536 p. + 32 p. (list of publications) + 7 maps (4 folded, 1 in-text, 2 on one page), small legacy stamp on verso front 'Guggisberg', orig. publisher's pictorial cloth, spine with gilt lettering, bookcover with gilt image of a boot. Inner-hinges strenghened, else a fine copy.. First edition. A very well-illustrated account of the people and nature in much the same areas earlier visited by Wallace, including Java, Moluccas, Sumatra Cocos-Keeling Islands, Timor-Laut, Moluccas, Buru and Timor, making an interesting supplement with many new contributions by the author. He provided the first description of Timor-Laut Islands, and detailed description of Timor, the author was an eminent Scottish naturalist. Appendices lists local vocabulary, species of natural history objects found, history of plants collected in region. The color frontispiece 2 birds, "Mrs. Forbes 'Honey-Eater'.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen ZBI 1408. Casey Wood 344.

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        Die Bedeutung der Zellenkerne fur die Vorgange der Vererbung

      Leipzig, Z. w. Zool., 1885, Vol. 8, pp. 1-46. PAPERBACK. Very good condition. First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Ownership stamp of Julien Fraipont on outside cover.* Very good condition. First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Some foxing to front and back cover.* Garrison and Morton 231 "Along with Roux, Kolliker stated that hereditary characters were transmitted by the cell nucleus" Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Chess Eccentricities

      London Longmans, Green & Co. 1885 - Pictorial boards. gift inscription to the front end paper. Half title, coloured frontis illustration. Coloured title, dedicated, preface, contents. Contains sections on Chess for four players, three players and two players. Shorter sections on chess for six and eight players, and some "odds and ends of chess". Four plates and several other diagrams within the text. The boards are slightly darkened. There is rubbing to the edge of the spine, and as is common with this title, rubbing and cracking to the spine card. The front end paper has a closed tear to the top inch. The binding is slightly shaken to the gathers, but holding properly, and not in any danger of collapse! George Hope Lloyd-Verney (March 5, 1842 - June 14, 1896) was a game designer and army veteran from Esher, England. He was the son of Sir Harry Verney, a military officer and Liberal member of Parliament, and the grandson of General Sir Harry Calvert. In 1881, he wrote a booklet on his invention of the game Four-Player Chess, although there were earlier variants and have been later variants of the game. In 1885, Verney wrote an extensive book on chess variants. Verney's four-player chess variant gained popularity around London which had a four-handed chess club from 1885 until World War II. Although baptised Hope Verney, in 1888, he legally changed his name to Lloyd-Verney. xiv, 1-196, [iv ads]. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books. ABA/ILAB PBFA]
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        Etudes au sujet de la Persécution des Chrétiens sous Néron. [ Exemplaire de l'auteur annoté et corrigé de sa main ]

      Ernest Leroux 1885 - 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane mauve, Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1885, 320 pp. Exemplaire unique annoté et corrigé par l'auteur sur quelques pages. Né à Saint Pierre de la Martinique le 25 octobre 1831, Polydore Hochart effectua ses études au collège royal de Bordeaux. Agrégé du secondaire, il rentre dans la carrière des armements maritimes, avant de se retirer des affaires en 1877 pour s'adonner entièrement aux études littéraires et historiques. On connaît notamment son travail remettant en cause l'authenticité des Annales de Tacite. Etat très satisfaisant (frott. et très petits accrocs en dos ) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1885.. Large octavo. Heavily gilt decorated cloth. Portrait, folding facsimile. Lower edge dust marked, otherwise fine and bright in lightly edgeworn and faintly nicked example of the printed dust jacket. Second, revised edition, following the first edition of 1875. This is BAL's variant A (no priority), with all edges trimmed. A modest Connecticut remainder of this title - in jacket - distributed into the trade in the 1970s, mitigates against it being as uncommon in dust jacket as one might otherwise expect. TANSELLE 85.14. BAL 15808.

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      London: John Murray, 1885 PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATESPlato, George Crote; New Edition; London, John Murray, Full Rebound Leather, Bickers & Son Bindery; Each About 400-450 Pages; w5.1"xh7.2"; Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Philosophers or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Complete in Four Volumes!!!Attributes:Four Beautiful, sleek full beige leather cover designs with gold borders, pretty gold school crest "The Cathedral Church of Rochester School", ornate gold floral bindings, gold gilding to cover edges, stamped inner cover edges, marble end pages/page edges, and some Legendary Classics!!!Some Contents Included:SPECULATIVE PHILOSOPHY IN GREECE BEFORE AND IN THE TIME OF SOCRATES, ZENO AND GORGIAS, COMPANIONS OF SOCRATES, XENOPHON, LIFE OF PLATO, PLATONIC CANON, EUTHYPHRON, APOLOGY OF SOCRATES, ALKIBIADES, HIPPIAS MAJOR/MINOR, MINOS, THEAGES, ION, CHARMIDES, LACHE, GORGIAS, MENON, PHAEDON, SYMPOSIUM, POLITIKUS, PLATONIC REPUBLIC, ETC.!!!Background:Plato (428/427 or 424/423 BCE ?" 348/347 BCE) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece, and an influential figure in philosophy, central in Western philosophy. He was Socrates' student, and founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato."Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His theory of Forms began a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts.Condition:Conditions are Very Good.  Some wear to edges, award bookplate, light blemish to some margins, most pages/hinges/text blocks are very good for 130 years old!!!

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        Zell am See.

      o. O., 1885 - Farblithographie. o. O., 1885. ca. 26 x 38 cm. Leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Landschaftliches Bild der Höhenverhältnisse Württembergs, nach den neuesten amtlichen Messungen entworfen und hrsg. von Heinrich Braun, Reallehrer in Biberach. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von M. E. Emminger.

      München, Fritzschke, 1885.. Gr.-Qu.-Fol. Breitrandig, von wenigen Stockfleckchen abgesehen, frisches Blatt.. Sehr dekorative Ansichten, die selbst kleinste Ortschaften, Schlösser und Erhebungen benennt. Der nördliche, mittlere und südliche Teil des Landes als Panorama dargestellt (14,5/19,2/15,5:67,5 cm), mit Orts- und Höhenangaben. Dargestellt sind "Schwarzwald und Schwäbische Alb", "Hegau Oberschwaben Allgäu" und "Niederschwaben und Franken" Die Ansicht läßt sich nicht unbedingt den topographischen Arbeiten Emmingers zuordnen; sie ist, wegen der geringen Auflage, weithin unbekannt, daher selten. - Henning/Maier 34 Anm. S, 157.

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        Pl. 17 Pukala

       An extremely detailed hand-colored lithograph of a native Hawaiian flower by Mrs. Francis SInclair, published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in 1885. Overall this print measures 10.4X14.5". This print is of superior quality, and in good condition with bright crisp paper and radiant coloring. Some foxing, staining and creasing in margins.Isabella McHutcheson moved to Hawaii after her marriage in 1863 to her cousin Francis Sinclair. Their family were the first European settlers to live on the island of Ni`ihau. Isabella was the niece of Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair who had famously bought the island of Niihau from King Kamehameha IV for $10,000 in gold in 1864. Isabella was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1840 and from a very young age she showed a real artistic proclivity. Part of her childhood was spent in New Zealand where she first acquired an interest in botany as well. During the years that her husband Frank ran the family ranch, Isabella Sinclair occupied her time collecting botanical specimens, painting watercolor sketches of the plants, and preparing a collection that eventually became a book: "Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands." She took a specific interest in the plant life of the Waimea and Olokele regions which she compared to the New Zealand species she was familiar with. She painted a series of watercolors and identified each specimen with its botanical name (provided by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker), natural habitat setting, Native Hawaiian name and blossoming period. This book was the first in existence to feature color plates of Hawaiian flowers and plants. With 44 color plates in all the book was an exquisite cross section of  Native plants. 

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        The Seat Of The War In The East First and Second Series

      London: Paul & Dominic Colnaghi, 18855-1856. Hardcover. Contemporary three quarter maroon morocco and cloth rebacked. Aeg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Folio. 54.8 x 35.2 cm. Total of 81 lithographed plates, two lithographed pictorial title pages, and 79 tinted lithograph plates with tissue guards. Simpson accompanied the British Expedition to the Crimea, his images were drawn on the spot. His views of the Crimean war were in effect the official views of the wars, lithographed and published by the leading London firms, both with Royal commissions, and dedicated with permission to Queen Victoria. The British Crimea campaign is today, considered a consummate debacle, in spite of Florence Nightingale's noble efforts and the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade." Front endpapers and blank chipped at edges, small dampstain at foot of first series title page and dedication, corners renewed, modest edge-wear, armorial bookplate. Plates clean, vivid and bright. ABBEY TRAVEL 237. "These plates are indeed an impressive piece of work, not only artistically and technically, but also in pictorial reporting. Simpson must in this way rank an early war correspondent....

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      Pawnee City: The Press-Republican Printers, 1885., 1885. First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial yellow wrappers, 41 pp. plus 9 pp.introductory, illustrated, advertisements. This fair began in 1880, and this is the sixth annual county fair for Pawnee City. Prizes were awarded for all types of cattle both dairy and beef types, horses and draft horses, sheep, swine, poultry, farm products such as wheat, corn, popcorn, vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., preserved canned goods, farm implements, musical implements, fine arts, textile fabrics, fastest trotting horse or mare, best and largest collection of fruits to include apples, pears, peaches, plums, and grapes, best canned preserves, flowers, etc. Pawnee City is located in the southeastern part of Nebraska just above the Kansas border and has a population today of approximately 1,000 citizens, Lower portion of back cover loose, else a near fine copy of an elusive title.

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        DICCIONARIO ESTADISTICO-ADMINISTRATIVO DE LAS ISLAS CANARIAS. Precedida de un prólogo por D. Gaspar J. Fernández

      - Barcelona, Tip. de Jaime Jepús, 1885, 26x18 cm., en piel, 1264 págs. Bella encuadernación en plena piel con numerosos adornos dorados en los planos y el lomo, cantos, contracantos y cortes dorados

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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      Stuttgart. Englehorn -1898 1885 - Volumes 1-14 bound in 7- VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN UNIFORM DARK MOROCCO GILT. Titles and a total of 1356 plates, with accompanying text, 7 plates coloured. In very good condition-please ask for photos. (Please note this is an extremely heavy collection and will need extra postage if bought online) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Auswahl in 6 Bänden. Aus dem englischen übersetzt von J. Victor Carus. 2. Aufl. 6 Bde. Stuttgart, Schweitzerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (E. Koch), 1885/86. Mit 1 Portrait, 156 Holzschnitten und 7 Tafeln. Grüne OLwd.-Bde. mit RVerg.

      1885. . Dabei: Darwin, F. Charles Darwin. Sein Leben, dargestellt in einem autobiographischen Capitel und in einer ausgewählten Reihe seiner veröffentlichten Briefe. Herausgegeben von seinem Sohn. Ebda, 1893. Grüner Olwd. m. RVerg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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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. relié D'OccasionBonétat

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        The crest of the continent: a record of a summer's ramble in the Rocky Mountains and beyond

      Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons. 1885. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 344; wood-engraved frontispiece and wood-engraved illustrations throughout text, many full page; pencil ownership inscription erased from title-page, else near fine in in original pictorial brown cloth, gilt and red stamping on spine and upper cover, and preserving the pictorial dust jacket, slightly soiled. Laid in, as issued, is a large folding detailed map of the Rockies (approx. 14½ x 17½"") showing the Denver & Rio Grande Railway System, and with an inset showing the route as far as San Francisco. A common book by the noted naturalist and geologist, but uncommon with the folding map and absolutely rare in the dust jacket."

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        "Darktown Fire Brigade. The Foreman on Parade"

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1885. (CURRIER & IVES) 17-1/2 x 13-1/2 including margins. Hand-colored lithograph. Archivally backed with mending tissue, repairing two corners and a few slight marginal tears without loss; else fine and bright. Peters 222 . One of the "Darktown Fire Brigade Series": with the sub-caption, "De gals all mire me so much dey makes me blush."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        L'Allemagne illustree. Geographie - Histoire - Administration - Statistique. Avec la Collaboration de M. Ch. Lassailly. Illustrations par Hubert Clerget. Cartes et plans graves par Erhard. Mit insgesamt ca. 300 Holzstichen, davon 95 ganzsseitig, und 100 doppelseitige Karten und Pläne.

      Paris, Jules Rouff & Cie 1885-88. 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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat K. Schöneborn]
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        Orchids, The Royal Family of Plants; with Illustrations from Nature

      Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers. 1885. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1885. Large quarto, gilt-decorated cloth hardcover, all edges gilt, 90 pp., illustrated with full-page full-color chromolithographs, clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, bookplate on the front pastedown, some straining and repair at the inner hinges, a bit of age-toning to some pages, some kind of purple discoloration to the spine- ends, rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers, no dust jacket. Plates are gorgeous!

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        CARTE DE MADAGASCAR. Dressée par D. Roblet S.J., Missionnaire de Madagascar. Octobre 1885. Echelle au 1: 1.000.000.

      Hausermann 1885 Grandissima carta geografica a colori montata su tela, suddivisa in 12 parti - 4 per il Nord, 4 per il Centro, 4 per il Sud - ciascuna di cm. 30,6 x 47. Il tutto è riposto in un astuccio in tela. Ben conservata.

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        The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament / by Eberhard Schrader ; Translated from the Second Enlarged German Edition with an Introductory Preface by Owen C. Whitehouse - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Williams & Norgate, 1885-88, 1885, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 2 v : front. (fold. Map) ; 23 cm. Subject: Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian. Cuneiform writing & inscriptions. Series: Theological translation fund library ; v.14. Theol. Trans. Fund Libr. ; vol. 33, 38. [ Die Keilinschriften und das Alte Testament. English ]. Includes bibliographical footnotes and indexes.

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        Notarized copy of a loan by John D. Rockefeller to professor Telemachus T. Timayenis who had taught his children ? in 1888, Timayenis wrote the Anti-Semitic ?The Original Mr. Jacobs? stating that Rockefeller conforms to his Jewish stereotype ?Jews? and that ?the spirit of the Standard Oil Company is simply the spirit of the monopoly, of cruelty, of annihilation of all competitors, a spirit in fact such as manifests itself in the scandalous enterprises of the Jews??

      "Autograph Document Signed ?Edward Myers 1p, 7.75? x 9.75?. New York, July 28, 1885. Red Notary Seal affixed at lower left. Expertly mended on verso at folds. Attached by three brass prong fasteners to a Manuscript Document, 2p, 8? x 10?, separate sheets. Fine condition.In part, ?To all whom these presents shall come I, Edward Myers Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn ... do hereby certify that the paper writing hereunto annexed, purporting to be a copy of an agreement made by T.T. Timayenis bearing date the 28th day of August 1884 is a true and correct copy...?Headed ?Copy.? In full, ?Whereas John D. Rockefeller has this day day loaned unto T.T. Timayenis the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred (#3500.00) Dollars, now this witnessseth, that the said T.T. Timayenis for himself his heirs, administrators and assigns covenants and agrees to pay to the party first mentioned the said sum upon demand; and to pay interest on said sum at the rate of six per cent per annum, in semi annual payments until the said principal sum is paid. He further covenants and agrees to deliver unto the said John D. Rockefeller, as collateral security for said sum, his work, now in the hands of the publishers entitled ?Greece in the Times of Homer? the said work and all its avails to remain in the hands of said John D. Rockefeller and to be security for said sum with all the interest due thereon until full payment thereof...?Telemachus T. Timayenis (1853-1918) was a Greek-American professor, novelist, and playwright. He was a professor of classical Greek at the New York Hellenic Institute and the Chautauqua School of Languages in 1879 and taught Rockefeller?s children. Seven years later, he became the director of the New York School of Languages. In 1888, Timayenis left his academic work and established Minerva Publishing Company in New York, the first company in American to publish books critical of Jews. Timayenis authored three book on the Jews: ?The Original Mr. Jacobs: A Startling Exposé,? ??The American Jew: An Expose of His Career?,? and ?Judas Iscariot: An Old Type in a New Form.? In ?The American Jew,? Timayenis provided several illustrations showing physical characteristics on how one might identify a Jew.Jonathan D. Sarna writes in ?The ?Mythical Jew? and the ?Jew Next Door?? a chapter of ?Anti-Semitism in American History? edited by David A. Gerber (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1986), that in ?The Original Mr. Jacobs,? Timayenis ?calls non-Jews who conform to his Jewish stereotype ?Jews,? evidence to the contrary notwithstanding: ?Has ever a man of observation asked himself the question: ?Is there any Jewish blood in the veins of John D. Rockefeller?? We do not hesitate to affirm from an intimate knowledge of the man, that if Rockefeller is not actually a Jew, he has many Jewish traits ... The spirit of the Standard Oil Company is simply the spirit of the monopoly, of cruelty, of annihilation of all competitors, a spirit in fact such as manifests itself in the scandalous enterprises of the Jews...?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1885

      John Wisden & Co. 1885 - Twenty-second edition. Original paper wrappers, some wear to front wrapper with small area of surface loss. Tail of spine slightly chipped, partial ring marks to back wrapper, page edges foxed. A very good copy.

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        Ministère de l?Agriculture. Annales de l?Ecole Nationale d?Agriculture de Montpellier.1e Année 1884 à 1914 (Nouvelle série à partir de 1901), relié en 13 volumes.

      Camille Coulet 1885 - 1914, Montpellier, - nombreuses planches, graphiques, Cachet de bibliothèque. Demi-percaline verte, étiquette de titre et de cotation au dos. Bon état.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - Wisden Rebound with covers some missing adverts

      1885 - Hi, This is an 1885 Rebound Wisden , rebound in reddish brown with gilt to spine and inside it has the original covers, however the rear cover is loose and may be from another book as the last 8 advert pages are missing to the rear.The covers are a bit worn but the book inside is nice.Please see the large pictures.More available on request.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1885. 22nd edition

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

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - Wisden Paperback, Restored Spine

      1885 - Hi, This is an 1885 Original Paperback Wisden, only the 22nd Edition, I have had the spine professionally enhanced and the covers and a couple of pages touched up.It is in good condition.The covers are not the best, they have had some repairs to the corner and some old tape marks can be seen and some over writing (all can be seen in the pictures) the bottom left corner of the rear cover is repaired too along with other parts of the book (please ask)

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        Med pensel och penna. En årsbok om svensk konst.

      Looström & Co, Stockholm, 1885. 4:o. (6), 72, (8) text s. + helsidesillustrationer med bl.a. originalgravyrer av A.T. Gellerstedt, Ragnar Haglund, Axel Hägg, Axel Tallberg och Anders Zorn. Trägravyrer af G Forsell och Thekla Lindeström. Vackert mycket gediget rött halvfranskt band med ryggdekor och marmorerat snitt (G Hedberg). Främre omslaget medbundet. Ryggen lite blekt samt främre pärmen delvis blekt (se bilden).. Enligt Hjert&Hjert kom Zorns etsning: Modellstudie 1884 (sign. i plåten) bara ut i denna upplaga och bara osignerad. Också "Rare" i samma katalog

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        Old Scottish Regimental Colours

      William Blackwood and Sons, London 1885 - 158pp. + plates. A series of superb plates of regimental colours plus histories. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib, usual stamps and marks. Covers bumped and rubbed. Damage and loss to top of spine. Some marking and browning within [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        From Paris To Pekin Over Siberian Snows?Edited From The French By William Conn?

      London: W.Swan Sonnenschein And Co., 1885. First Edition of the English Translation, including an additional supplementary chapter. Narrative of a journey by sledge over the snows of European Russia and Siberia, by caravan through Mongolia, across the Gobi Desert and the Great Wall, and by mule palanquin through China to Pekin, made in 1873-74 by a French traveller. Nerhood 316. Cordier, Sinica, III 2139. 8vo. pp. xix, 428. with half-title. folding map & 15 plates (incl. frontis.). A nice copy in original brown & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (occasional light foxing)

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        The Birds of Haiti and San Domingo.

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, . First edition. 1885 - Pp. (2), 7-198; with 22 hand-colored plates and 1 monochrome map, 2 text-figures. Recent one-half straight-grained green morocco leather, spine with five raised bands titled in gilt on black leather and red leather labels in two compartments, over English pale green marbled boards with pale green endpapers (original printed green wrappers bound in at rear), 4to (287 x 225 cm). This volume provides the synonymy, description of plumage, and notes for each species. The hand-colored plates in this copy are particularly bright and clean. This work was issued in four parts dated 1844 (parts 1-3) and 1885 (part 4); the edition was limited to 300 copies only. There is no limitation page in the volume but the front wrapper of each part is labeled with a small red number of 291 (part 1), 245 (part 2), 168 (part 3) and 256 (part 4). Since the highest of these numbers is 291, it seems to confirm an edition of only 300 copies. The wrapper of part 1 has been slightly trimmed with no effect to the text. The title page bears the small name-stamp of ornithologist Ed N. Harrison. There are no other ownership marks of any kind. See also Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 87, Wood, p. 300 and Zimmer, p. 138. The rear side (verso) of some plates show a touch of faint foxing, all of the text and hand-colored plates are very bright and clean, the recent half-morocco binding is very attractive; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.

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        Curiosités physiologiques. Les Hommes phénomènes : Force ; Agilité ; Adresse ; Hercules ; Coureurs ; Sauteurs ; Nageurs ; Plongeurs ; Gymnastes ; Equilibristes ; Disloqués ; Jongleurs ; Avaleurs de sabre ; Tireurs. Avec 62 gravures et deux planches hors t

      - P., Masson, (1885). In 8 percaline noire, rouge et or de l'éditeur, tranches dorées, 306 pp.

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        Der Glaube im Neuen Testament. Eine Untersuchung zur neutestamentlichen Theologie. [HANDEXEMPLAR SCHLATTERS]. Eine von der Haager Gesellschaft zur Vertheidigung der christlichen Religion gekrönte Preisschrift.

      Leiden, E.J.Brill, 1885.. Erste Ausgabe. Gross-Oktav. Durchschossenes Exemplar welches speziell für Schlatter in zwei Bände aufgeteilt wurde. Durchgehende Paginierung. Band I: V, 304 Seiten / Band II: Seiten 305 - 591. Privates Halbleder der Zeit. Rücken teilweise angebrochen. Exlibis Schlatters in beiden Bänden ("Er trägt alles durch das Wort seiner Kraft" - Dr.Adolf Schlatter). Das Werk voller umfangreicher Annotation in Schlatter's Hand. Einige wenige Annotationen in Stenographie.. Anlässlich eines Preisausschreibens legte Schlatter 1885 ein ca. 600 Seiten starkes Werk mit dem Titel "Der Glaube im Neuen Testament" vor, das bis in unsere Gegenwart in der theologischen Fachwelt hohes Ansehen genießt. Mit dieser Studie gelang ihm der wissenschaftliche Durchbruch, der 1888 zu seiner Ernennung zum außerordentlichen Professor durch die Universität Bern führte - die mit diesem Schachzug die Abwanderung ihres Kollegen aber nicht mehr verhindern konnte. 1888 folgte Schlatter einem Ruf an die Universität Greifswald auf den Lehrstuhl für Neues Testament. Zum prägenden Element in dieser Zeit wurde seine Freundschaft mit Hermann Cremer und dem dortigen Luthertum, das er als Reformierter zwar schätzen lernte, mit dem er sich später allerdings auch kritisch auseinandersetzte. Beide verstanden sich aufgrund des gemeinsamen Glaubens an Jesus Christus als Schrifttheologen, die sich eine Erneuerung der Theologie von der Vertiefung in die biblischen Schriften (hier besonders in deren Begrifflichkeiten) erhofften. Mit Cremer gemeinsam kämpfte Schlatter um eine wissenschaftliche Alternative zur damals bestimmenden theologischen Schule Albrecht Ritschls. Hier erhielt er sowohl den wissenschaftlichen Austausch im Kollegenkreis als auch die Hörerzahlen, die er sich immer ersehnt hatte. Seine Aufgabe sah er darin, die Studenten anzuleiten, die ängstliche Traditions- und Lehrerbindung hinter sich zu lassen und selbständige Erkenntnis zu pflegen. Dem folgte auch seine "Einleitung in die Bibel" für die Laienhand, in der er nach seiner Ansicht berechtigte Beobachtungen der historisch-kritischen Theologie (z. B. zur Pseudepigraphie) aufnahm und sich dem Ansinnen des "frommen Lügens" zur Sicherung der eigenen Anschauung über die Bibel verweigerte. Eine dreimonatige Reise nach Palästina 1891 vermehrte nicht nur Schlatters Kenntnisse des Heiligen Landes, sondern hatte eine für damalige Zeiten außerordentlich positive Einstellung zum Judentum sowie eine Warnung an die Kirche vor Antisemitismus sowie das Eingeständnis christlicher Schuld zur Folge.

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        OLD SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL COLOURS With Twenty-eight Coloured Plates and other illustrations

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons 1st edition first printing LIMITED NUMBERED COPY, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good. Chromolith plates with much use of gold and silver (28) + one lithograph plate + 4 text illustrations. Folio red blindstamped cloth gilt titled on cover and spine (damp marked along part of spine and hinge tips bit worn, corners bumped a few marks). Half title with copy number 223 +frontispiece +titlepage +dedication leaf + preface +contents +158pp including the very fine decorative colour plates on card not included in pagination.

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        Architektonische Rundschau. Skizzenblätter aus allen Gebieten der Baukunst. I - IX Jahrgang.

      J. Engelhorn, 1885 - 1901, Stuttgart, - Le prime 15 annate di questo magnifico periodico architettonico tedesco di fine Ottocento. 15 voll. in folio (400x300mm), ognuno dei quali contenente 12 fascicoli con 2 - 4 pp. di testo esplicativo preliminari e un centinaio di tavv. sciolte, sia in b.n. che a colori. I fascicoli, in brossura originale, con titolo in rosso e nero e vignette xilografiche ai piatti, sono contenuti entro cartelle cartonate con dorsi in tela rossa, legacci e riporto ai piatti di brossure originali di altre annate mancanti alla nostra raccolta. Le tavole sono così suddivise: 98 tavv. per la prima annata 96 tavv. per la seconda annata 74 tavv. per la terza annata (su 96 tavv. di cui si componeva l'annata all'origine). 96 tavv. per la quarta annata 96 tavv. per la quinta annata 91 tavv. (su 96) per la sesta annata 92 tavv. (su 96) per la settima annata 96 tavv. per l'ottava annata 96 tavv. per la nona annata 99 tavv. (su 100) per la decima annata 102 tavv. per l'undicesima annata 96 tavv. per la dodicesima annata 96 tavv. per la tredicesima annata 96 tavv. per la quattordicesima annata 96 tavv. per la quindicesima annata. Eccellente stato conservativo, salvo le suddette lacune iconografiche, pressoché inevitabili in una raccolta di simile mole. Pubblicità in seconda, terza e quarta di copertina delle brossure. Raccolta estremamente rara di questa rivista di architettura civile interamente curata da Eisenlohr (Nürtingen, 1851-Stoccarda, 1931) e dal suo associato Weigle, architetti in Stoccarda, autentica miniera per la conoscenza dell'evoluzione delle forme e degli stili dell'architettura tedesca. Cfr. Annette Schmidt, Ludwig Eisenlohr. Ein architektonischer Weg vom Historismus zur Moderne, Stuttgart, 2006. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        6 eigenh. Br. mit U.

      Meist Wien, 1877-1885. - Zusammen 24 SS. (Qu.-)8vo. Schöne Briefe an eine namentlich nicht genannte Adressatin: "Alles ist besser gekommen als wir hoffen durften! Littrow hat sich sehr erholt, meine Mutter die Operation gut überstanden, leichter verwunden als das erste Mal [.]" (Br. v. 17. VIII. 1877). - "Soeben habe ich Ihre gütigen Zeilen erhalten, welche mir eine freundliche Gabe in Aussicht stellen, für welche ich Ihnen einstweilen den herzlichsten Dank sage, so wie auch für die nachsichtige Beurtheilung meines Aufsatzes in d. N[euen] Fr[eien] Presse, welcher nach meinem Dafürhalten durch Weglassung des Hauptstückes in einen unzusammenhängenden Nonsens verwandelt schien [.]" (Br. v. 23. X. 1880). - "Mit dem Alter lernt man erkennen, daß es keine positiven Tugenden und guten Eigenschaften gebe und daß Alles nach persönlichem Eindruck beurtheilt werde. Ob dieser Eindruck ein für mich günstiger - ob meine Erinnerung als Treue oder Zudringlichkeit Ihnen erscheine - das hängt nicht von mir sondern von dem Grade geneigten Wohlwollens oder gleichgiltiger Vergessenheit ab, in welchem ich auf dem Thermometer Ihrer Empfindungen stehe [.]" (Br. v. 16. III. 1885). - Häufig unter dem Namen Otto August veröffentlichend, erschienen Aufsätze (in der "Neuen Freien Presse", in "Westermanns Monatsheften"), Broschüren und kleinere Abhandlungen vornehmlich volkswirtschaftlich-sozialen Inhalts der streitbaren Autorin; unter ihrem eigenen Namen veröffentlichte sie "Aus dem persönlichen Verkehr mit Franz Grillparzer". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Special Virginia Edition

      H. H. Hardesty Publ., New York 1885 - Good condition with spine issues but internally clean and tight. Massive work with enormous amount of textual and statistical data, biographies of all presidents to date, election vote counts since 1810, drawings of the signers of the Declaration of Independence w/bios, history of the Virginias and eminent Virginians, chronological tables of the battles of the civil war, history of Augusta County, VA where the f/o name on fep T Rush of Steele's Tavern are both listed (pps 419-420) along with price $15 ($330 in today's money) as book given to member of f/o's family also a prominent Virginian, 422pps total including 44 full page sketches, 12 scriptural maps in colour, full page, 72 copper plate colour maps mainly of American states, full pages, mostly f/o and bound so each can be removed easily for framing, a rare volume which comprises these many maps and sketches (with signatures of all presidents and signers), 15" x 11" (double for maps that fold out), a true treasure as other copies have far fewer maps and fewer pages. Book has attractive gold emblem design in middle of front cover; spine is missing and will be rebound shortly. Oversized and very heavy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol

      WALTER SCOTT, 1885. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1885. 197 pages. No dust jacket. Burgundy cloth with black and gilt lettering and gilt image. Illustrations by John Leech. Hinge crack at front endpaper with moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks over pages. Gilt trim along page edges. Sunning to spine with moderate rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners. moderate rubbing along edges and over surfaces with marking over boards.

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      BOSTON: OLIVER DITSON & COMPANY, 1885. Book. Fair. Hardcover. TITLE: AMERICAN PIANO MUSIC COLLECTION BY EMINENT COMPOSERS 1885 AUTHOR: EMINENT COMPOSERS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: OLIVER DITSON & COMPANY, BOSTON 1885 EDITION: First Edition assumed CATEGORY: Music, Education BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Red CONDITION: The outside is in good minus condition with the cloth on the spine starting to separate at the hinges and looks like there may have been an old glue repair. The first front free endpaper has almost been completely cut off (see second photo). Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 9 x 11 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 215 pages. Fair++/None dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: STANDARD AND POPULAR PIANO PIECES. First Edition assumed. OLIVER DITSON & COMPANY, BOSTON 1885. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS TITLE BY OLIVER & DITSON FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!! OTHER OLIVER & DITSON COPIES WITH SIMILAR NAMES FROM THE 1880s ARE SELLING IN THE $450 - $2000 RANGE ON THE INTERNET!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 650 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006306 .

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      J. B. Lippincott, 1885, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingGood- in boards. Hinge has started. Crease to 2nd FEP. Some interior foxing and stain to page edges. Heavy chipping to boards at spine. Stains to boards. An extremely scarce collection of Hugo's poetry translated by William Shepard. Poems accompanied by illustrations, "printed from original blocks by special arrangement made with the publishers in Paris." Charles Landelle, H. Giacomelli, Barrias, Edouard Sain, G. Jacquet, Jules Lefebvre, Gabriel Ferrier, G. Courtois, Adrien Marie, A. Laurens & Eugene Medard. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall

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