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        3515 Village Scene, Koroniti (Corinth) Wanganui River, New Zealand [MAORI PHOTOGRAPH]

      Burton Brothers: Dunedin c 1885 - Original titled and numbered albumen print (195mm x 147mm), mounted on card (285mm x 215mm).

      [Bookseller: Horsham Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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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]

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      - Madrid, Lib. Fernando Fe, 1885-86, 3 tomos en 8º holandesa bien ejecutada, XLV+236 págs.+ 1 h. 3 h.+314 págs.+ 1 h. y 3 h.+301 págs.+ 1 h.

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        L'ART DU DUEL

      1885 - reliure contemporaine pleine toile gris clair (contemporary cloth-bound) petit in-quarto, dos long (spine without raised band) - pièce de titre à filets sur fond bleu-marine (label of title with gilt line), plats muets (cover without text), tête lisse (top edge smooth) - gouttière long papier (fore-edge great paper), marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), couverture conservée (cover preserved - library edition), exemplaire sur papier du Japon avec la double Suite de gravures tirées en noir et en bistre tiré à exemplaires - tirage limité à 500 exemplaires (limited edition - 500 copies were printed), illustrations : Eaux-fortes de (etchings of) de Gert-Bichart Courtry - Lefort et Milius - et illustrations de Blanchin - Bourgoin - Feyen - Perrin - Genilloud - Gervex - Goeneutte - Guignard - Jazet - Lerat - Mars - Neuville - Phill - Ruze - Stevens - Tirex - Bognet - Uzes - Willette - Yundt, VI+237 pages, 1885 à Paris C. Marpon et Ernest Flammarion Editeurs, édition originale (original edition) - préface par Aurélien Scholl - bon état (very good condition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sizilien - Konvolut aus sechs Fotographien "Porträtstudien von Straßenjungen" [ca. 15,5 - 17 x 11,3 - 12,2 cm].

      [Taormina, 1885 - Orig. Albuminabzug. [Taormina, um 1885]. Monochrom. - Geringfügig fleckig. - Zuordnung an Gloeden durch die Auswahl der Motive. - Der homophil veranlagte Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856 - 1931) hatte sich 1878 im sizilianischen Taormina niedergelassen und schon bald begann der Hobbyfotograph seine Eindrücke von der Landschaft, der historischen Umgebung und der Bevölkerung photographisch festzuhalten, auch in Aktfotografien von Jünglingen. Unter anderem ließ er sie auf Leopardenfellen und vor antiken Säulen nackt posieren. Die Faschisten zerstörten viele dieser Bilder, weil sie ihnen zu pornografisch waren und so wurde ein Großteil der Sammlung in Taormina vernichtet. In der Kunstgeschichte gilt Wilhelm von Gloeden dagegen als Wegbereiter der männlichen Aktfotografie: ". Während bis 1890 der Akt im Allgemeinen im Atelier oder Innenraum fotografiert wurde, begannen Gloeden, Plüschow und Galdi italienische Modelle "en plein air" (Freilicht) aufzunehmen . repräsentierten sie die Sehnsucht nach einem von moralischen Zwängen befreiten Lebensgefühls . der nackte Mensch (wurde) als Sinnbild einer arkadischen Existenzform in der Rückbesinnung auf den Schönheitskanon der Antike gesucht . " (Zitat) Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1885

      London The Zoological Society of London 1885. G+ : in Good condition plus. Ex lib with single library stamp to title page and in library binding. Spine lightly sunned. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean and bright. Original paper covers bound in to the rear First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xvi, 991pp + ads. Sixty two plates, including many finely hand-coloured lithographs by J G Keulemans, J G Smit, et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds, butterflies and reptiles.

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        The Standard Natural History. In Six Volumes (Complete): Lower Invertebrates; Crustacea and Insects; Fishes and Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Man

      S. E. Cassino and Company, 1885-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Complete, original 6 Volume set published 1884-85 by S. E. Cassino and Company, Boston. As will be detailed below, the set is illustrated with over 2200 woodcuts including 173 full page plates (their count). A first edition; these are not reproductions.Rebound in the late 1970’s, retaining the original boards and endpapers, affixing the original leather backs over new hinges of Oasis Niger goatskin and restoring the corners also with Oasis Niger beneath the original leather. The work was done by Thos & Alice Marriott Hand Bookbinding, Rock Rest Bindery, Pittsboro, NC. The original leather is dry and will chip easily. The set is in very good condition, with minor evidences of wear, the pages still crisp, sound & clean.Volume I Lower Invertebrates. 1885; copyright 1884. 389 pages. Illustrated with 501 woodcuts and 22 full-page plates. Covers Protazoa, Poriferata, Coelenterata, Echinodermata, Vermes, Molluscoidea, and Mollusca branchesVolume II Crustacea and Insects. 1884; copyright 1884. 555 pages. Illustrated with 666 woodcuts and 20 full-page plates. Also titled “Natural History of Arthropods.”Volume III Lower Vertebrates. 1885; copyright 1885. 478 pages. Illustrated with 270 woodcuts and 16 full-page plates. Covers fish, reptiles & amphibians.Volume IV Birds. 1885; copyright 1885. 558 pages. Illustrated with 273 woodcuts and 25 full-page plates.Volume V Mammals. 1884; 1884. 535 pages. Illustrated with 244 woodcuts and 42 full-page plates.Volume VI Natural History of Man. 1885; copyright 1885.478 pages. Illustrated with 271 woodcuts and 53 full-page plates. The introduction begins “In the preceding volumes of this series we have dealt with the structure, growth, and habits of the lower forms of life; in the present one we are to study Anthropology or the Natural History of Man. Philosophers have often endeavored to draw hard and fast lines separating the human race from the brute world, but with slight success; man differs from the rest of the animal kingdom, not so much in structure as in his mental superiority, and even here the differences, immeasurable great though they be, seem to be chiefly those of degree.” The Conclusion begins “Our wanderings, beginning at Australia and the South Seas, extending thence over both Americas, next through the Dark Continent, and lastly over Asia, have at length brought us to Europe, the home of the most cultured peoples, and here we must stop.” This volume is beautifully illustrated – and it definitely reflects the prejudices current in the late 1800s, including those of an “enlightened” author.

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        Découverte de la Terre

      Hetzel, Paris 1885 - In-4 (284 x 194 mm), percaline rouge décorée, cartonnage à la sphère armillaire, tranches dorées (reliure éditeur, siganture Souze au bas du premier plat). Illustrations par Benett et Philippoteaux, cartes par Dubail et Matthis. Catalogue Hetzel. (dos passé, quelques défauts sur le dos, les coiffes et les coins, nombreuses rousseurs). // Quarto (284 x 194 mm), decorated red buckram, tooling "sphère armillaire" (armillary sphere), gilt edges (editor binding, Souze signature on first cover bottom). Illustrations by Benett and Philippoteaux, maps by Dubail and Matthis. Hetzel catalog. (spine faded, some defects on spine and corners, numerous brownings).

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1885 - Five volumes, Quarto. Illustrated with mezzotint plates and hand coloured frontispiece and other plates after portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. This set extra-illustrated with the insertion of 108 portraits and thirty-four views (of these forty-nine are hand coloured). One of 500 numbered sets. According to Boswell's bibliographer Pottle, this "is the only edition which reprints the preface to Chalmer's edition (the ninth) - a book not commonly met with. It includes all the prefaces down to, and including, Croker's, with the sole exception of Walsby's (1826), adding biographical notices of the different editors. It is thus a very useful scondary source for a study of the various editions. The text of the Tour is apparently that of the fourth edition; the Life seems to follow the sixth . Johnson's own account of his early life is included, as well as London, The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the Drury Lane Prologue . The chief attraction of this edition was supposed to be the fine typography and the mezzotints from Sir Joshua Reynolds's portraits. . Only 500 copies were originally printed. It was, however, re-issued in 1891 in a cheaper edition, much inferior in appearance". [Pottle 97] Spines a little faded, else a fine set full brown crushed levant morocco, covers with geometric gilt patterns which are repeated on the spines, gilt board edges and turn-ins, brown-orange silk endpapers, all edges gilt, by Bayntun of Bath. Cloth slipcase with silk ribbon pull (case a little rubbed at edges) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        King Solomon’s Mines

      London Cassell & Company 1885 - First Edition, First Issue of Haggard’s Classic HAGGARD, H. Rider. BAYNTUN-RIVIÈRE, [binder]. King Solomon’s Mines. London: Cassell & Company, 1885. First edition, first issue, with "Bamamgwato" for "Bamangwato" on p. 10, line 14; "to let twins to live" for "to let twins live" on p. 122, line 27; and "wrod" instead of "word" on p. 307, line 29, and with publisher’s catalogue dated "5 G. 8.85" and "5 B. 8.85." Small octavo (7 x 4 11/16 inches; 178 x 119 mm). [4], vi, [7]-320, [16, publisher’s catalogue] pp. Folding color facsimile map inserted as frontispiece. A black and white map on page 27. Original front cover cloth bound in at the back. Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full red morocco. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine printed and lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A few professional repaired closed tears to the folding map. About fine. The prototypical modern adventure novel, King Solomon's Mines was a surprise bestseller, and the first issue (of 1,000 copies) was quickly consumed by readers of all ages. H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925), "English novelist, whose tense, mysterious stories usually occur in some exotic African setting. His most effective novels are King Solomon’s Mines (1885), Allan Quatermain (1887), She (1887), and its sequel, Ayesha (1905). Many of his books have been dramatized and made into motion pictures" (Benét’s Reader’s Encyclopedia). Allen 31. McKay 4. HBS 65171. $5,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Varietenummer 6. Zoltan Toeroek das Wunderkind. Kunstpostkarte der Wiener Werkstätte Nr. 81. Wien um 1910, 8,8 x 14 cm

      - Moriz Jung (* 20. Oktober 1885 in Nikolsburg; ? 11. März 1915 in Höhe Maniloowa bei Lubne) studierte 1901-1908 an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule bei Carl Otto Czeschka, Bertold Löffler, Felician Myrbach und Alfred Roller. Sein als Holzschnitt ausgeführte Porträt Kaiser Franz Josephs wurde 1914 preisgekrönt. Für das Cabaret Fledermaus gestaltete er ein Programmheft und ein Plakat. Jung arbeitete an der grafischen Gestaltung zahlreicher Zeitschriften mit, zum teil unter den Pseudonymen Nikolaus Burger (eine Anspielung auf seinen Heimatort) und Simon Mölzlagl. Für die Wiener Werkstätte entwarf er Postkarten und Bilderfolgen. Er starb als Soldat an der Karpatenfront.- Ungelaufen, nur leichte Gebrauchsspuren.

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        L'Allemagne illustrée. Géographie - histoire - administration - statistique. Illustrations de H. Clerget. 5 Bände (komplett).,

      Paris, Rouff, 1885-1888. - Mit 95 ganzseitigen Holzstich-Ansichten und 100 doppelblattgrossen, farbigen Karten. *Reich illustriertes Werk mit zahlreichen Stadtansichten, Plänen und Karten des Deutschen Reiches, u.a. von Bonn, Hanau, Essen, Düsseldorf, Aachen, Freiburg, Fulda, Bremen, Würzburg, Osnabrück, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden, Münster, Minden, Breslau, Königsberg, Potsdam, Berlin, München, Dortmund, Weinsberg, Wesel, Meissen, Hannover, Kaiserslautern, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Darmstadt, Lübeck, Stuttgart, Fulda etc. - In Band 2 fehlt ein Textblatt, ansonsten gut erhalten. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Leinenbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel.

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        L'Allemagne illustrÈe, gÈographie, histoire, administration, statistique. Illustrations par Hubert Clerget, cartes et plans gravÈs par Erhard. 5/5

      - Paris, Jules Rouff, 1885-1888. Cinq volumes 29 x 21 cms. 456-168 + 586 + 640 +160- 232-128-56-48-64 + 64-112-96-64-96-96-112-16 pages. Illustrations in et hors texte. Nombreuses cartes et plans couleur double page. Demi reliure. Dos ? 5 nerfs, titres et tomaisons dorÈs. Quelques rousseurs trËs claires et trËs Èparses sur quelques cahiers, sans impact sur la lecture. TrËs bon Ètat global. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - TWAIN,MARK [CLEMENS,SAMUEL]. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain. NY: Charles Webster 1885 (1884). 4to, green cloth stamped in black and gold, 366p., hinges and spine ends strengthened, corners worn, many very small margin mends, front free endpapers frayed and finger soiled, overall generally clean and tight, G+ presentable copy. First U.S. edition first issue with the following points: title leaf state B - leaf is a cancel with copyright 1884, frontis 1st state A with cloth visible and Heliotype, page 13 1st state A -incorrectly listing "Him and another man" on p.88, p.57 1st state A - "with the was", p. 143 1st state A - missing "l", p.155 1st state A - with final 5 absent, p.161 1st state A- with signature mark absent, p.283 state C - engraving redone with no curve in fly (this now famous "sexy" illustration does not appear in the cloth bound editions). Illus. by E.W. KEMBLE with 174 black and white drawings. Peter Parley To Penrod p.75, BAL 3415. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nombres Geográficos De México. Catálogo alfabético de Los nombres Del Lugar Pertenecientes al Idioma Náhuatl. Estudio Jeroglífico de La Matrícula de Los Tributos Del Código Mendocino. Contiene la Explicación teórica De Los Glifos y Sus Dibujos (iconografí

      Oficina tipográfica De Las secretaría de Fomento., México. 1885 - Nombres geográficos de México. Catálogo alfabético de los nombres de lugar pertenecientes al idioma "náhuatl". Estudio jeroglífico de la matrícula de los tributos del Códice Mendocino. Contiene la explicación téorica de los glifos y la segunda mitad del libro vienen las ilustraciones, es decir los glifos a todo color. Son treinta y tres láminas finales con 12 glifos cada una excepto la última que está cortada a la mitad. Bella edición única de los dibujos representativos de los pueblos antiguos mexicanos. Libro único en su especie. México, Oficina tipográfica de la Secretaria de Fomento, 1885. Características: Pasta dura en ½ piel y cartoné. Buen estado general pero con detalles. Fatiga de la parte superior del lomo, ausencia de cofia y leve desprendimiento de la cabezada en el extremo superior. Orillas desgastadas y con raspaduras. Filetes entre los nervios y los tejuelos, letras y adornos, dorados en el lomo. Pequeños filetes y cabezal, folios en el extremo superior derecho. Detalle gráfico al finalizar el texto de cada capítulo. En el corpus de los nombres en náhuatl se lista también el glifo en impresión normal, en negro. Rasgadura de algunas páginas (247-260) sin afectar la lectura del texto. Contiene una pequeña área de notas, el concentrado con las principales terminaciones de las voces náhuas, el índice, y una lista de erratas notables. Además, en el Capítulo III "Nociones de Ortografía Mexicana" por el lic. Eufemio Mendoza. Y, al final, un anexo, de 39 páginas en un papel distinto, con frontispicio y portada interior, que enlista cada uno de los glifos. Todo lo anterior, en colores. El Dr. Antonio Peñafiel, para la fecha de edición del libro, era el encargado de la Dirección General de Estadística de la República Mexicana y miembro de algunas sociedades científicas nacionales y extranjeras. Los dibujos de las "Antigüedades mexicanas" de Lord Kingsborough fueron realizadas por Domingo Carral y los grabados por Antonio H. Galavitz. El libro se imprimió por acuerdo del sr. gral. Cárlos Pacheco, en ese entonces, secretario de Fomento. 260 pp. más el anexo. (30x21cm). Peso: 1175g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Freemasonry. Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs Etc. 3 Volumes

      Thomas C. Jack, London 1885 - 3 volumes. Frontis (portrait), plates. Inscription to flyleaf. Full red morocco, gilt designs to front boards. Raised bands, gilt panelling and titles to spines. Marbled endpapers, gilt page edges. Minor edgewear to leather. A very handsome set. Will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'Île de Java peints d'après nature. Troisième édition.

      C. MUQUARDT 1885 - [10], [40] pp., 40 pll. (rousseurs, large déchirure à 1 f. de texte sans perte). Superbe recueil complet des 40 planches chromolithographiées par P. Depannemaeker, chacune accompagnée d'un texte descriptif en français et anglais ainsi que des informations sur les utilisations culinaires, médicales et religieuses. Les diverses plantes tropicales et exotiques sont représentées avec leur feuillage, fleurs et fruits (pomelo, rambutan, mangue, arbre à pain, mangue, banane, carambole, papaye ). L'originale parut chez le même en 1863-1864. À peine âgée d'une vingtaine d'années, Berthe Hoola Van Nooten avait suivi son mari à Jakarta où se dernier mourut peu après. Sans ressources, celle-ci mit alors à profit son talent de dessinatrice pour faire face aux nombreuses dettes et entretenir sa famille . # Nissen, BBI, 931. --> Magnificent complete collection of 40 chromolithographies of tropical and exotic plants of Java, accompanied with an explanatory text in French and English. Publisher's threequarters red cloth (foxing, general wear). 1 volumes. Usure générale, taches et petits griffes sur les plats, mors supérieur partiellement fendu. Reliure d'édition : demi-percaline chagrinée rouge à coins, plats de papier, dos lisse titré doré. Publisher's binding. Protégé par un WRAC ( wrap around cover ) en carton et tissu vert, intérieur décoré de papier décorée de plantes . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L' Ornement Polychrome deuxieme serie. Cent vingt planches en couleur or et argent. Art ancient et asiatique moyen age, renaissance, XVII, XVIII et XIX siecles. Recueil historique et pratique avec des notices explicatives publie sous la direction de M.A. Racinet

      Paris: Libraire de Firmin-Didot et cie. (1885-86). Folio. Approximately 11.5" x 16". 120 chromolithographic plates. Rebound in buckram. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamps on the edges of all plates, soiling and bumping on the boards, toning in the margins of the plate, else about very good. .

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        Three vintage photographs documenting the detonation of Flood Rock in the East River, October 10, 1885

      [New York], october 10, 1885 - An extraordinary photographic record of the controlled detonation of Flood Rock in the narrow tidal straight called Hell Gate in New York City's East River. The detonation was part of a nearly 70-year project to improve the navigability of the Hell Gate channel - found at the meeting of the East River, Harlem River, and Long Island Sound. The explosion of Flood Rock, which was some nine acres in area, required 300,000 pounds of dynamite. It was one of the largest man-made explosions in the pre-atomic era - the blast was felt as far away as Princeton, New Jersey and created a geyser of water 250 feet tall. Fifty thousand spectators lined both shores of the East River to view the spectacle (NEW YORK) 3 vols., Each 6-1/8 x 9-3/8 inches (visible). Three vintage albumen prints on mounts, captioned beneath the image in type, "Raab, Photo. / 1536 3d Ave, N.Y." each dated Oct. 10th 1885 and titled "Before the Explosion -," "Explosion of -," and "After the Explosion of Flood Rock". Matted and framed, some light spotting to images and matte

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        The Earle Camp at Bullòn Woods] Photograph of tennis players (two ladies seated, two men standing) at ease near a tent, the net just visible to the right

      [Pawtucket, R.I.: A.F. Merry], 1885 - A very early image of tennis in the United States, captured just four years after the first U.S. Natonal Men's Singles Championships (now the U.S. Open) was held in Newport, Rhode Island. The pastoral image is of unidentified members of the Earle party at Bullon Woods, captured in between tennis sets (TENNIS) (4-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches). Albumen print mounted on card, titled on verso. Light spotting, small smudge on upper edge of photograph, otherwise in very good condition

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        Auf dem Lande

      Braun & Schneider, München 1885 - Achte auflage. A rare Meggendorfer panorama presented on leporello folds, with 10 panels [possibly the last two panels are missing]. The continuous scene that runs across the panels starts with families arriving on trains to pick berries in a forest. The scene then moves on to the animals in the forest and then the farmers working their fields at the edge of the forest. Then it goes on to show the children working at the farm, gathering kindle wood, and then on to the farm animals and to the river bank where the children are fishing and playing with their toy boats. With a large riverboat in the background [that says Bavaria on its side] there are the fishermen in the deeper waters of the river. The scene progresses to the other side of the river where there is more fishing and basket traps for fish and lots of ducks leading up to the shore where there is another farmyard. There is a verse, in German, running along underneath all 10 panels. The book was printed by Meisenbach, most likely using his newly invented halftone process. On inspection I believe that the main images were printed from screened halftone blocks and the colour added with several line blocks - giving a hand coloured look. One of the cloth backstrips between two panels has been replaced. There is some chipping to the upper board edges along the backstrip. Some of the joins are loose but all are intact and the panorama can be quite safely fully opened to be viewed in its full glory of over 3 metres! As mentioned above, I think that there should be 12 panels. Each panel: 19x31 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. Finely 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. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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