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        Pl. 8 Kokio-Keokeo

      published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1885 - 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. 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. Some foxing/staining and creasing. A small tear to margin. Some residue from tape in margins.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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. - 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). 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Historia General de España desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII. 6 tomos. Continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por Don Juan Valera.

      Barcelona: Montaner y Simón, editores, 1883-1885. - Folio. 6 vols. con láminas, grabados, etc. (completo). Ocasionales puntos de óxido. Encuadernación editorial estampada. Lomo en pergamino estampado. Buen estado.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885 New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1884. First trade edition, first printing, first state. (The first in cloth, following sheep binding and salesman's dummy issues. All definitive points present: frontispiece has table with tablecloth visible under bust, Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; pg. 9 has "Decided" instead of "Decides"; Pg. 13 lists phantom illustration on pg. 88 "Him and another Man"; Pg. 57 error "with the was" 11 lines up from bottom of text; pg. 155 missing last digit of page number-- unstamped, technically the true first state. Correct trade issue straight fly on pg. 283 [sorry, no bulge!]. BAL's third state of the title page, not a cancel; 1884 date on copyright page. Pg. 143 has "l" in "Col." missing, broken type "b" in "body." No signature mark on pg. 161.) About Very Good condition. A restored copy with sturdy binding but spine rebacked patchily, new endpapers. Pen scribbles on frontispiece and first page of text. A few stray smudges and light stains to pages but overall in nice shape. Corners bumped with exposed tips. Gilt lettering fairly strong. Cloth mottled, a bit stained, and rubbed. Faint tidemark along bottom margin of pgs. 289-304. Wear near head. A nice copy of a masterwork of American literature.

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        The Birds of Haiti and San Domingo

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1885. First edition.. 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.. 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.

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        L'Art du Duel

      Paris : C. Marpon et E. Flammarion 1885 - ~ Préface par Aurélien Scholl ~ Édition originale, exemplaire No. 1 bis, le texte et les hors-textes tirés sur papier de Chine et avec 2 épreuves de quelques vignettes tirés aussi sur Chine. Orné de 26 hors-textes de Géry Bichard & Blanchon & Blanchon & Ch. Courtry & F. Milius & D. Bourgoin & Feyen-Perrin & H. Gervex & Goeneutte & Gaston Guignard & P. Jazet & Henri Lefort & P. Lerat & Mars & Mars & A. de Neuville & Paul Ruzé & Paul Ruzé & Alfred Stevens & Tiret-Bognet & Uzès & Uzès & Willette & non-signée & non-signée & non-signée. Plusieurs en-têtes et culs-de-lampe ~ Luxueuse reliure tardive en plein maroquin à nerfs, entièrement non rogné, conservant les couvertures originales. Signée J. DURAN B. ~ VI+237p ~ 27x18x4cm. ~ Usures et brunitures dans les 2 couvertures de brochure, les tranches légèrement effrangées et brunies, cependant très bon état général et la reliure impeccable ~ Heavy item, circa 1.5 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'arte du duel

      Paris; C. Marpon et E. Flammarion 1885 - in 8°; pp. VI, 240 + 26 tavv. (ill. in bn.); leg. in mezza pelle. Préface par Aurélien Scholl. Dorso con nervi, fregi e titolo in oro impressi, piatti marmorizzati. Splendida edizione numerata, tiratura di 10 esemplari con tavv. incise su carta Cina. Esemplare con dedica autografa dell’autore (cfr. Gelli - Catalogue de la collection d'ouvrages sur l'escrime; p. 69)

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        King Solomon's Mines.

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1885 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Some light foxing to prelims and the occasional light blemish to a few leaves, some restoration to the map, an excellent copy beautifully bound. With a folding map. First edition, first issue. With all the textual misprints: p. 10, "Bamamgwato"; p. 122 3rd line up "let twins to live"; p. 307 footnote, last line , "Wrod." Surprisingly scarce in the correct state. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Tartarin sur les Alpes Nouveaux exploits du héros Tarasconnais

      Paris, Calmann-Levy Editeur, Edition du Figaro 1885 - Livre d'occasion 24,7 x 17,3 cm, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons richement ornés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorée, ex-libris Raoul Simonson contrecollé sur la première garde, couv. et dos cons. (E & A. Maylander), étui moderne, 4 f. n. ch., 334 pp., 4 f. n. ch. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart & Place IV, p. 23. Condition : Edition originale illustrée de 16 aquarelles et de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte dessinées par Aranda, de Beaumont, Montenard, de Myrbach et Rossi et gravées par Guillaume frères. L'un des 100 ex. num. sur Japon avec le portrait de d'Alphonse Daudet d'après une aquarelle de L. Rossi (seul grand papier après 25 ex. sur Japon avec une aquarelle originale). Exemplaire truffé d'une lettre autographe signée de l'auteur adressée à Monsieur Babier dans laquelle l'auteur lui confirme qu'il jouera dans "La lutte pour la vie" durant la saison 89-90. Exemplaire parfaitement établi par Maylander. Provenance: Raoul Simonson (ex-libris). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Péché mortel.

      Alphonse Lemerre 1885 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1885, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en pleine percaline marine, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral estampé à froid, pièce de titre de chagrin marine, double filet doré en queue, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Guy de Maupassant : ".hommage de vive sympathie littéraire." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les exilés.

      Alphonse Lemerre 1885 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1885, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Cassell & Company Ltd, London 1885 - the very scarce first edition, first issue with the diagnostic textual missprints - page 10: "Bamamgwato", page 122: "let twins to live"; and page 307: "Wrod". The catalogue at the back is dated 5G. 8.85 (i.e. August 1985). 2,000 copies were printed of the first edition but only 1,000 were initially bound up with the Cassell catalogue for August at the end - and this is copy is from that first binding. Another 500 copies were shipped to the American publishers for issue there, with the remaining 500 copies bound up in October 1885 with the publishers catalogue for that month. Pp. vi, 7-320 + 8 adverts folding frontispiece map. This is a good solid copy, seemingly "restored" at some time; the end papers are of contemporary Victorian patterned paper, but are probably not original. The catalogue bound in at the end of the book consists of only 8 pages and it would appear that the central 8 pages i.e. 2 double leaves in the centre of the gathering are missing: whether they were never bound is unknown. Dated 5 G.8.85 Original red brown cloth binding with black lettering and and decoration, dulled gilt lettering to the spine. Binding good with some general wear and rubbing, cloth somewhat marked, spine slightly scuffed at head/tail. Contents good and tight, folding frontispiece with a professionally repair to closed tears using Japanese tissue paper to the reverse, some general reading wear, slight red mark to the lower corner of the first few pages, little spotting and a few pages, no inscriptions. A good copy of the first edition, first impression. Despite the few faults a very rare first edition, first issue and at a realistic price. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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      Litografía Debray Sucs C. Montaurio 1885 - Complete set of twenty-eight tinted lithographic plates. Oblong folio, 9 1/2 x 13 inches. A fine example of a late 19th-century lithographic album printed and published in Mexico. The views include major sites and buildings in Mexico and views of Mexican life such as train stations, hotels and parks. Probably published for the tourist trade as each plate has captions printed in English, Spanish, and French. The cover and spine show cracks, chips and wear, particularly around the edges. The plates are all in very good condition. No tears of folds. Some yellowing. One donation plate on first page and one small call number label that can be removed from spine. For more info, please email. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Friends of Otis Library]
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        3579 \"Taitua\" At Taumaranui King country, New Zealand [MAORI PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH]

      Burton Brothers: Dunedin, c.1885 Original signed, titled and numbered albumen print (185mm x 136mm), mounted on card (285mm x 215mm). Catalogs: Burton Brothers, New Zealand, Photograph, Photography, Maori

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      Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1885., 1885. First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 90 pp. plus 6 pages of advertisements, illustrated, plates, map. A brief description of Dakota Territory is provided, with more detailed information provided of Southern Dakota, Central Dakota, the Missouri Slope, the Red River Valley, the Bad Lands, the public schools, the Black Hills, the Turtle Mountain region, the Sioux Indian Reservation, benevolent and penal institutions, the press of Dakota, the railroads of the territory, and brief descriptions of the counties which are listed in alphabetical order. Some interesting plates are provided including the state house at Bismarck, the insane asylum at Yankton, the Mandan passenger depot, and much more. There is much of railroad interest with many plates provided by various railroads and a number of advertisements by railroad companies. The large folding map is in fine condition and depicts Yankton, Mitchell, Watertown, Huron, Aberdeen, Deadwood, Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Devil's Lake districts. Lands open to settlement are in white, along with school lands, railroad grant, U. S. land offices, and Sioux reservation. Herd 1057 says "Scarce." Tiny library stamp and number on front cover, spine renewed with matching paper, chips to cover filled in with matching paperwear else very good copy. A substantial promotional work, with descriptions of every county. EBERSTADT STREETER 2082. HERD 1057. EBERSTADT 107, 111. DECKER 35, 689.

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        Alräunchens Kräuterbuch : darinnen in drei gesonderten Theilen enthalten sind die getreulichen Conterfeiungen verschiedener Kräutlein und Blumen, so in besonderer Beziehung zum Menschengeschlecht stehen, sei es nun ihrer Wirkung oder ihrem Namen nach. Erster Theil, der da handelt von Allem was mt dem alltäglichen Leben zu schaffen hat. In einem zweiten Büchlein.welche Bewandtniß es mit den sog. 'Zauberkräutern' hat, deren seltsamer Gebrauch zumeist der alten Heidenzeit entstammt. Im dritten Theil aber erblühet schier ein ganz lieblicher Himmelsfrühling, d.i. es handelt derselbe von jenem Blümlein, die man für würdig befang nach den Hoehn Festen des Herrn, wowie jenen seiner lieben Heiligen benamset zu werden. Dies Alles hat nach besten Kräf

      München an der Hofstatt, Literarisches Institut M. Huttler, 1882-1885. - (1. Aufl.), 3 Teile in 1 (d.i. Teil 1, 2, 3/I, 3/II) [so komplett], 8° (22x16), VI,69, S., 1 Bl., (IV),108 S., 1 Bl., VII,70; 1 Bl., (V),123 S., mit zahlr. teils ganzseitigen Holzschnitte in Pochoirkolorierung, AnfangsInitiale goldgehöht, grüner Oln mit beidseitig gepräg Ornamentrahmen und goldTitel aD/R, SchmuckVorsätze, Einband schwach fleckig, Ecken/Kapitele teils etwas bestossen, gering berieben, vordVorsatz minimal geöffnet, gutes Exemplar mit geringen Lesespuren, handschriftliche Widmung verso Vorsatz 'Herrn . Thomas Wagner / zur freundlichen Erinnerung an / den 21. Dezember 1896. / Freifrau de Weerth / Schloß Niederaichbach'.- Dabei liegend 3 Grabreden aus Plattling gesprochen von Thomas Wagner, Stadtpfarr-Cooperator in Plattling.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Stiftskirche]
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        Circa 1885 Japanese Erotic Apparatus Catalog, hand-colored illustrations, circa 1885

      Unknown, unknown 1885 - (Place not known) Japan, circa 1885, by our estimate; possibly as early as 1827, by others. Octavo, 17 pp, light brown wraps, wraps and pages probably of rice paper. Stitched binding. Creasing of covers, some peripheral wear, some apparent light soiling to covers. About very good. Text in Japanese; therefore I'm unsure of the exact vintage or character of this piece - but it is striking in its two pages of hand-colored illustrations of what are apparently erotic apparatus articles for sale. A singular piece for the erotica collector. Please see scans. L38n [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        L'INGENIEUX CHEVALIER DON QUICHOTTE DE LA MANCHE. Traduction nouvelle. Illustrations par Granville [sic], Karl Girardet et Fraipont.

      1885 - Tours, Mame, sans date [1885]. Grand in-8 (217 X 300) percaline rouge ornée sur le premier plat d'une grande plaque dorée, dos lisse orné de fers dorés, larges encadrements de filets en noir au second plat, tranches dorées (reliure de l'éditeur) ; 400 pages. Quelques rousseurs claires éparses. EDITION illustrée de 51 gravures à pleine-page et dans le texte. SUPERBE ET TRES RARE CARTONNAGE au premier plat historié édité par la maison MAME. Les exemplaires que l'on trouve communément de cet ouvrage ont des ors cuivrés, ce qui n'est pas le cas de notre exemplaire qui possède des ors de belle qualité. De surcroît cet exemplaire est dans un état de fraicheur exceptionnel : cartonnage en parfait état, gouttière impeccable sans le moindre ressaut de cahier ni de page. RARE dans cette condition. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original playbill for the P.T. Barnum's circus spectacle, featuring Jumbo

      Merrihew Print, J. Spencer Smith, Chestnut Street, circa 1882, Philadelphia 1885 - Original circus playbill measuring 395 x 142 mm, printed on both sides, split at central fold, very good condition. Barnum and Bailey bring Jumbo to Pennsylvania. Scarce and highly ephemeral playbill from the golden age of the Barnum and Bailey circus, featuring woodblocks of P.T. Barnum and Jumbo, as well as the Roman hippodrome races. A collision of different typefaces amidst four woodblocks, the playbill was printed locally to advertise the week of shows commencing 30 April. Jumbo was purchased from the London Zoo in 1882 and Barnum's partnership with fellow showman James Bailey ended in 1885, providing a three-year timeframe for the printing of this playbill (the three owners - Barnum, Bailey and Hutchinson - are clearly indicated). And what a spectacle it must have been, filling the broadmeadow below Dickinson street in Philadelphia. In addition to Jumbo the elephant, the playbill boasts a further another 29 trained elephants and no less than 10 giraffes. In fact, the circus boasted an entire zoological exhibition within its boundaries, here spruiked as "2 Mighty Menageries Containing every notable Wild Beast, Bird and Reptile known to Naturalists". The reverse of the handbill boasts the brilliant street parade, Roman hippodrome races and over 1000 rare and curious freaks. Of special interest is an "ethnological" exhibit including so called Aztecs, the last of the Montezumas, a wild girl, giants and midgets, and the wild man of Borneo. This bill proclaims the exorbitant costs of staging the circus, compared to the relatively modest admission price of 50 cents for adults and children half price.

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        Hawaiian Government Survey W.D. Alexander Surveyor General Map of Maui, Hawaiian Islands. Primary Triangulation by W. D. Alexander and S. E. Bishop. Boundaries and Topography by W. D. Alexander. C. J. Lyons, M. D. Monsarrat, F. S. Dodge, S. E. Bishop, E. D. Baldwin and W. R. Lawrence. Map by F. S. Dodge. Brought up to date in 1903 by John M. Donn.

      Julius Bien & Co., 1885. Additions to 1903., New York, - First scientific survey of Maui, and the First official map of the Island commissioned by the U.S. Government following Hawaii's annexation Photolithograph map, a few manuscript annotations, mounted on linen, edged in red silk, some loss to old folds. First scientific survey of Maui, and the First official map of the Island commissioned by the U.S. Government following Hawaii's annexation.By far the largest and most detailed antiquarian map of Maui, it represents the first accurate survey of the island, the product of exacting trigonometric surveys. The present edition of the Alexander map depicts Maui during an especially critical and eventful period in its history, shortly after the Hawaiian Islands were annexed to the United States in 1898, and the map acted as the authoritative geographical source on the island for the next generation.

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        Souvenir Number Of The Canadian Pictorial And Illustrated War News : A History Of Riel's Second Rebellion And How It Was Quelled. Part I and Part II. With Middleton centrefold lithograph.

      Grip, Toronto 1885 - Measures 15.5 x 11 inches. Part I: 4 July 1885; Part II: 29 August 1885. Complete, including scarce Middleton litho. Best to describe Part I as disbound. Part II has maintained its integrity as a unit but lacks one third of the rear cover. The front cover, title page and first leaf are detached together and a four inch closed tear runs from the left centre. The edges of this first clutch of pages are chipped and bent. That continues for one more leaf, then all is presentable until the final leaf which is chipped at left margin with 2 closed tears not intruding to text (where the rear cover is lacking). The jewel of the piece is the scarce 2-page lithograph in colour of Middleton. The paper is split at the crease one half of an inch at head and foot: not reaching the image. There is a one-third of an inch closed tear (no loss of paper) to right margin. The litho adheres, as issued, to the inner margin of page 16 and was not stapled, though there is one pinhole visible if held up to strong light, along the crease at the neck of Cl. Grassett. None of these minor blemishes would be visible when framed. Regarding the discrepancy of the "missing" pages 12-16, perhaps our copy can shed some light. It is worth noting that there are four double-page illustrations other than the Middleton: "Canada's Sacrifice", "The Attack on the Rebels at Fish Creek", "The Battle of Cut Knife Creek", and "The Capture of Batoche". In places the 2 leaves of one of these illustrations were counted in the pagination (as 4 pages) elsewhere they were not. In fact, 44 pages plus the Middleton centrepiece is correct. We have: front cover, title page, followed by 24 leaves (including 2 Middleton leaves), and rear cover. well, two thirds of the rear cover. Happy to forward photos on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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        English Life in China.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1885 - Octavo. Pp. ix, 333, (6) publisher's catalogue. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full brown cloth, upper cover and spine lettered and decorated in gilt and black, some stray spots on back cover, floral endpapers, trimmed rough, spine ends very lightly bumped, inner hinges about starting. In fine condition. Excellent copy, bright and fresh, beautifully preserved interior. ~ First edition. Sir Henry Knollys (1840-1930) served as a major in the Royal Artillery, later became private secretary to King Edward's daughter Maud, queen of Norway. He was a descendant to a distinguished British family. Sir Francis Knollys (1514-1596) was an English statesman, became a member of parliament in 1542 and was knighted in 1547. His father, Robert Knollys, a courtier in the service of both Henry VII and Henry VIII. Sir Francis's three sons were all courtiers and served Queen Mary in parliament or in the field. Henry Knollys published extensively; on "English Life in China" he said: "The statements contained in this book have, at all events, the advantage of having been recorded on the spot, and at the time when they were originally deduced. Taken down day by day in shorthand, I venture to hope that the opinions may possess the freshness, sometimes so conductive to accuracy, of first impressions; while the authenticity of the facts has been safe-guarded by subsequent careful revision." See further: Peter J. Kitson (General Editor): "Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation, 1835-1910." 8 volumes. (London, Pickering & Chatto, 2003-2004). Also: Albert Smith: "To China and Back: Being a Diary Kept Out and Home." (Hong Kong, 1859). Very rare. KVK locates only 3 copies in all major European institutional libraries: in French Union Catalog, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and Union Catalog Bavaria; and a 4th copy, in Union Catalog of Canada. COPAC locates 4 copies only in the U.K. (National Library of Scotland, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds). One copy is in British Library (with a second in microform). European Register of Microform Masters lists 5 microfiche copies. Not in Library of Congress.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Company K, First Alabama Regiment, or Three Years in the Confederate Service.

      Published by the Survivors,, Prattville: 1885 - First edition, one of 25 copies. Gray/blue cloth titled in gilt. Some insect surfacing of the cloth, else near fine in custom mylar cover. Nevins: Civil War Books, Vol 1, p.159. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Meubles d'Art du Mobilier National, Tomes Premier and Second, complete set in 2 volumes

      Baudry Libraires-Editeurs c 1885, Paris - Complete set in 2 volumes. c. 1885. First Edition. French text. Hardcover, uniform folios (13x18 inches). Rebound in 3/4 red morocco with marbled boards, teg. 5 raised bands and gilt title on spines. Illustrated with 100 full-page plates. Ex-library copies, with minor markings. Sticker on both spines, bookplate on front pastedowns, and a small ink mark on both title pages. No other signs of former ownership. Moderate rubbing and scuffing to the covers. Strong, sound bindings. Occasional soil and finger- smudging to the margins of the plates. A rare title, here complete in 2 vols., with minor library markings. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Providence: What Cheer Print, [nd, but ca. 1885].. Broadside, 29 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, with 6 1/2 x 8 1/4- inch wood engraving, signed by Jackson's Print, of Prof. Reynolds onstage with flying demons, a cauldron, and various displays on a table. Printed on inexpensive advertising paper, now a light brown tone. Three minor holes, one barely affecting the image. In very good condition. A marvelous and extremely rare example of late 19th-century American advertising ephemera for Prof. H.B. Reynolds, "the world renowned sorcerer, necromancer and magician." The wood engraving shows the Professor on stage with a few of the elements to be seen during his performances. These include demons, birds, and cards in various stages of flight, a boiling cauldron, two separate card displays, and a table with three objects used in the act (including an additional demon's head). Measuring nearly two and a half feet in height, the text of the broadside details the wonders the audience will see. These include "original and more marvellous illusions than was [sic] ever performed by the Ancient Egyptians or the Necromancer of India...The wonderful power of producing realities from nothing and commanding articles to be constructed from the ashes of the earth...His marvellous power of conjuring is manifested by merely asking for or moving his hand that his desires are complied with...." Reynolds also claimed to be "cabalistic in his superiority of multitude of mankind, allowing himself to be bound with 100 feet of cord in the hands of the most expertitious in knot tying; when in a moment of unseen gesture he frees himself from the cords that bound him and is found within the silent enclosure of a structure whose walls have been permanently secured with screens and nails, locked and sealed, and bound with ropes." Although much detail is provided regarding Reynolds' skills and attributes, the actual place of performance is not indicated. Space was intentionally left blank for the name of the venue to be added when available, but the price of admission ("15 and 25 cts., Children under 10 years, 15 cents") and performance times ("Doors open at 7 p.m. Oracles 8 p.m.") are noted. Printed in Providence, the name of the printing house, What Cheer Print, is derived from the Narragansett Indian's greeting to Roger Williams in June 1636 ("What cheer, Netop" [friend]). A fascinating example of late 19th-century American advertising ephemera. Extremely rare, not in OCLC, but one copy in the Smith Magic Collection at Brown University.

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        Union Bank of Spain and England Limited. Domicilio social: Madrid, 3, Bordadores. Londres, 21, Old Broad Street, East Center.

      Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, 1885. - 16 x 11,5 cms.; 59 pp. y un estadillo plegado. Excelente impresión sobre papel fuerte. Magnífica encuadernación en tafilete burdeos, hierros dorados en lomo, filetes, hierros y superlibros con el escudo de España en ambos planos. Guardas en moaré. Cantos y ontracantos dorados con ruedas. Encuadernación firmada por Ginesta. Extraordinario ejemplar de un rarísimo documento económico del siglo XIX español. El «Union Bank of Spain and England» fue el único Banco británico establecido en España. El inicio de su actividad tuvo lugar en Madrid, en 1882, bajo legislación inglesa, como una rama del joint stock «Union Bank» fundado en Londres el mismo año y su capital escriturado era de un millón de libras esterlinas, de las cuales 450.000 desembolsadas. En 1892 tenía ya Sucursales en Barcelona, Bilbao, Sevilla y Valencia, siendo sus actividades, aparte de las operaciones generales de Banca y venta de Oro y Divisas, las relacionadas con la financiación de Ferrocarriles en el Sur de España, entre las que se cuenta el de Baza a Granada. Los personajes ligados a la Empresa fueron , entre otros, los ingleses Hanbury Barclay, Bernard Tindal Bosanquet, Joseph H. Gibbs, W. H. O'Shea, John G Sandeman, de la Firma Sandeman de vinos en Londres, Jerez, Lisboa y Oporto, Robert H. Willis, de la Firma Pedro Domecq y Compañía, de Londres, Jerez y Cádiz, y los españoles M.S. López, propietario, Hipólito Finat, propietario y antiguo miembro del Consejo del Banco de España, Federico López Gaviria, Marqués de Perijaa, y G. O'Shea , de O'Shea y Compañía, de Madrid. Pese a todo el Banco se vió afectado por la Crisis de 1892 y en 1895 los depósitos habian disminuido de forma alarmante lo que llevó a que en 1896 dejase de operar. Un año después fue liquidado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA by. A Translation with Introduction and Notes by John Ormsby, Translator of the "Poem of the Cid". In four vols."

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1885 - 4 vols. 23x15. Port. con escudo facs. de la ed. de 1605, VIIIp, 390p, 1h, 1 mapa b/n plena pág. = VIIIp, 389p, 1h = Xp, 418p, 1h =IXp, 426p, 1h. Hol. tela-cartoné edit, dorados en lomo, lomos rozados. "- Suñé 470: "Bellísima edición, tanto por lo que toca a la parte literaria como por la tipográfica, puesto que ambas están a la altura de las mejores traducciones inglesas publicadas". Primera edición de esta traducción, la mejor de finales del s.XIX." 1885

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        Album van winkelpuien. Verzameling van 100 practische ontwerpen voor aannemers, timmerlieden, bouwkundigen enz. Ontworpen en verzameld door-

      Nijmegen en Arnhem, Gebr. E. en M. Cohen, n.d., around 1885.. Titel, 6 pp. en 79 van 100 platen. Halflinnen over gemarmerde platten. Folio. Van vele toonaangevende architecten zijn ontwerpen vertegenwoordigd: Cuypers, Berlage, van Looy, van Arkel, van der Steur etc. etc. Merendeels winkelpanden in Nederland (meermaals Kalverstraat, Heiligenweg, Utrechtsestraat en Nieuwedijk), maar ook Haarlem, Utrecht Den Haag en buitenslands: Brussel, Antwerpen, Gent, Berlijn en Londen. Inkompleet, nochthans: indrukwekkend album en ZEER ZELDZAAM. Meer beelden op aanvraag. More pictures upon request.

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        Le Pacha et son Harem.

      Port Said, ca. 1885, albumen print, 28 x 21,5 cm, on mount, photograph no 1444. KEYWORDS:egypt

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        Cinq années au Congo 1879 - 1884. Voyages - Explorations - Fondation de l’État Libre du Congo. Traduit de l’anglais par Gérard Harry. Ouvrage illustré de 100 Gravures sur bois et de 4 Cartes en couleur dont une Carte murale dressée par H. M. Stanley.

      Paris, Maurice Dreyfous, Éditeur, s. d., 1885 - gd in-8° ; XV-533 pp., demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, filets or, fleurons or, titre or, rousseurs sans gravité,bel exemplaire. Bruel, Biblio. de l’A. É. F., 3751. Wauters, p. 54. Édition originale de la trad. française. First french edition. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      John Slark, London 1885 - Three volumes. xxviii, 451p; vii, 456p; xv, 443p. Frontispiece in each volume. Edited and revised with notes and memoir by William Michael Rossetti. Bound in full red crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine titles and gilt coats-of-arms on upper and lower covers First and third frontispieces foxed, slight rubbing at few joints, contents fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska, in Response to the Resolution of the House of Representatives of December 11, 1884. [With]: [Autograph Letter Signed from Adolphus Washington Greely to Henry Seebohm, Esq. Regarding the Present Edition of Ray's Report and Colour Plates Presenting Ross' Gull].

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1885 - Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885. First Edition With a Signed Letter by Greely (see below). Folio. [2 - title page], 695 pp. With a chromolithographed frontispiece, 2 chromolithographed plates, 19 phototype plates with tissue guards; a folding map, three charts, and 9 smaller woodcuts and charts in text. Manuscript list of plates added in the end of the Index (p. 695). Lacks one phototype plate facing p. 49. Book plate of Henry D. & Mary F. Couchman on the first paste-down endpaper, later book dealer's and auction house's labels and remarks on the first endpaper. Original publisher's cloth with blind stamped ornamental borders on the boards and lettering on the spine. Cloth rubbed and worn, binding weak on hinges, but overall a good copy. The letter:Washington, 16 January 1886. Quarto. 2 pp. Brown ink on laid paper with the official heading "Signal Office, War Department, Washington City." Old fold marks, paper soiled, lower margin browned and with glue residue, tears neatly repaired; overall a good letter. A unique copy of the Report, supplemented with the letter from a renowned American explorer and army officer A.W. Greely (1844-1935) to a British traveller and amateur ornithologist Henry Seebohm (1832-1895) regarding two coloured plates from the book which showed Ross' Gull and in fact became the first definitive depiction of this Arctic bird. Greely sent the present copy of the book to Seebohm with his letter and pointed his attention to the plates. As noted John Murdoch, the author of the "Natural History" part of the Report, "our expedition succeeded in obtaining a large series of the rare and beautiful bird - more, in fact, than there were before in all the museums of the world put together" (p. 123). In the second part of the letter Greely talks about the report of his own expedition - a notorious Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-84) which was undertaken, as well as Lieut. Ray's, during the First International Polar Year (1882-83). Due to severe weather conditions and cold winters the US Navy vessels failed to supply the expedition with food for two years, which led to death of the most of its members. Only 7 people including Greely survived, "the rest had succumbed to starvation, hypothermia, and drowning, and one man, Private Henry, had been shot on Greely's order for repeated theft of food rations The returning survivors were venerated as heroes, though the heroism was tainted by sensational accusations of cannibalism during the remaining days of low food" (Wikipedia). Greely's account of the expedition, which he talks about the letter, was published later the same year (Greely, A. Three Years of Arctic Service. New York, 1886. 2 vols.). "The first station for Arctic research in Barrow was established for two years of observation during the First International polar Year in 1881-1883. In transmitting his report to General Hazen at the close of the mission, Lieutenant (Signal Corps) P.H. Ray (1885) respectfully suggested that in future expedition it should be desirable to give the leader time in advance to become acquainted with his crew and their project. In addition to valuable geophysical records, Ray prepared a penetrating description of the ways and culture of the Eskimo people whom he saw before their habits had been affected by white contact. He made a winter journey of reconnaissance half way to the head of Meade River. Sergeant Murdoch prepared the first comprehensive report on the birds of the Arctic coast. Both reports remain interesting reading for their information and literary quality" (Irving, L. Progress of research in Zoology through the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory// Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Arctic Research Laboratory. Dedication Symposium. Vol. 22, No. 3, Sep., 1969. P. 327). Arctic Bibliography 14292. Henze IV, 554. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      John C. Nimmo, London 1885 - Both volumes numbered 66 of "one hundred copies of this edition on laid paper, medium 8vo, with proof etching on Whatman paper, have been printed and are numbered consecutively." A new translation from the German. Collects eleven stories. Biographical memoir by J.T. Bealby with eleven tissue guarded etchings by Lalauze. Bleiler; Checklist, pg 150. Bleiler; Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 827. Privately bound in full dark blue morocco with raised bands and lettering in gilt with marbled endpapers. Pages untrimmed. Preliminary page in volume II shows long corner crease, else both volumes fine. A handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        1885. Trade Price List of Fishing Tackle. William M. Cornwall 18 Warren Street, New York. Dealer in Fishing Tackle, Guns, Rifles, Revolvers, Gun Materials, Pocket Cutlery, Ice and Roller Skates and Sporting Goods Generally

      New York: William M.Cornwall, 18 Warren Street [J.Adnah Sackett, Printer 183 William Street, NY], 1885 - (SPORTING GOODS CATALOGUE) 8vo. Illustrated profusely throughout. 72 pp. Printed pictorial tan wrappers. Fine, tiny hole on last two leaves, not affecting text [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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