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        Personal Memoirs

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885–6. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's deluxe brown half morocco with brown boards, spine gilt in compartments, gilt medallic roundels to the boards, edges and endpapers uniformly marbled. Engraved portrait frontispieces, 1 etched plate and 1 folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, tissue-guards, folding map at the rear of volume II. Slight discolouration to spine of volume I, covers slightly rubbed. An excellent set. First edition. Written by Grant as he was dying of cancer, the work served as a death bed justification for the war against the Confederacy and for Grant's own conduct. The autobiography would be published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. It would sell over 300,000 sets and has remained in print since its first appearance. Issued in five different bindings at varying costs by the publisher, of which this was one of the finest.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885 - First Printing. Publisher's library binding of full sheep, the scarcest of the bindings for this title, here very skillfully rebacked retaining the original leather spine labels. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Earliest issue for four points of BAL's seven points and with McBride's point. Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL's point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL). This copy has all three first printing points as well as most of the earliest points for BAL, lacking only the conjugate title page and having the conjugate page 283 with the vertical fly and the frontispiece with the credit to Heliotype but without the scarf. Hinges tight. Internally a very clean copy and very unusual as such. Light wear to corners, faint tape stains to boards. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Five contemporary pamphlets bound in One: 1. La Question Riel. (Joseph Adolphe Chapleau). 2. Discours sur la Question Riel, pronounce le 22 Mars, 1886, a la Chambre des Communes par L'Honorable S.D. Thompson, Ministre de la Justice, Ottawa. 3. Discoursde

      Ottawa. Queen's Printer. 1885 & 1886.. Near Fine. Hardcover. 22cm, first editions, 67, 54, 39, 80 & 13pp., leaves browned, three-quarter blue morocco, pebbled blue cloth, raised bands,former owner's stamps on each pamphlet, near fine. (cgc) A series of pamphlets on the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and the executing of Louis Riel on the charge of high treason. J.A. Chapleau was the Secretary of State in the Macdonald Government, and was blamed, along with John A. Macdonald, by Quebecers for the execution of Riel. Scarce publications,rarely seen as a collection, on a still controversial subject. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        The Old Merchants of New York. 5 Volumes Complete

      New York: Thomas R. Knox & Co., 1885. Revised & expanded edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. An astonishingly thorough and very readable account of the powers of the day in mid 19th century New York City, with a wealth of historical detail on the major firms and their business and personal connections, and the individuals who operated them. The author vividly describes the webs of connections formed amongst all the movers and shakers of the day. The New York Times wrote of "Barrett" in its 1863 review: "...our author would be fittingly represented by a sort of cross between Methuselah and the Calculating boy, so unfailing is his individual recollection of all that has happened on our Island, so intimate his knowledge of dates, figures, and even the street number of the houses occupied by his heroes." (New York Times. New York: November 26,1863. "New Publications: The Old Merchants of New York City). This important resource on the people of New York was first published in 1862 by George W. Carelton; this edition was published in 1885. Joseph Scoville (1815-64) was an American journalist and novelist; editor of the New York Picayune (1850-52) and the Pick (1852-55). He is best known for this work. Scoville states in the Preface, "When the writer prepared the first chapters of The Old Merchants for the columns of the New York Leader, it was with no intention of subsequently making a book of them; but the unexpected popularity of the papers, and the constantly increasing demand for back numbers, have induced him to revise them carefully and offer them to the reader in their present form. The author feels justified in saying that he has spared neither time nor expense in rendering the volume valuable as a book of reference; though a work involving so much historical detail, and requiring such laborious research, cannot, necessarily, be entirely free from inaccuracies." 8vo. Vol I: xx, 452pp; Vol II: xviii, 387pp; Vol III: xiii, 241pp; Vol IV: xvii, 333pp; Vol V: xii, 295pp. Each volume with an alphabetical Index of the names of New Yorkers and New York firms. Top edges gilt. Dark green gilt cloth, gilt slightly dulled at spine, a few small marks on covers. OCLC: 992126.

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        AN ELABORATE 1885 MARDI GRAS BALL INVITATION; Krewe of Rex Ivanhoe-themed New Orleans Mardi Gras invitation

      Paris, Illinois: F. Appel, 1885, 1885. Unbound. Very good. This ornate invitation measures 12" x 13.5" unfolded. Folded the card appears to be a blue and gold striped medieval tournament tent. When all nine panels and pieces are unfolded, six multi-colored vignettes from Sir Walter Scott's novel are revealed. The invitation is in very nice shape with only some minor edge-wear. Invitation only, no envelope, admit card, or ducal proclamation. In nice shape; near invisible reinforcement to one of the tent-roof folds. See Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures and for more information. The online photos don't do this invitation justice. Founded in 1872, the Krew of Rex (officially The School of Design and also known as The Rex Organization or simply Rex) is one of the first New Orleans Mardi Gras krewes, and it is the oldest parading carnival krewe. Its presiding king, Rex, and queen are acknowledged as the King and Queen of the Carnival, and its colors, purple, green, and gold have been adopted as the Mardi Gras colors. Rex began parading in 1872 to welcome Grand Duke Alexis Romanov, the son of Czar Alexander II, to New Orleans and continued to hold the event annually in an effort to boost tourism for the city. Once more, we've included an item without any writing upon it, however like the Gold Rush lettersheet and the Civil War valentine, its intent was to communicate a message by the mails.

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      VON S. HIRZEL, 1885. INTERLINGUE 0,46 Due volumi, con brossure editoriali morbide, con titoli neri, ingiallite, con lieve usura e minime tracce di umidità ai dorsi, lieve usura anche ai bordi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, tagli non rifilati, in latino e greco USATO

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        Histoire des principales variétés et espèces de vignes d?origine américaine qui résistent au phylloxéra.

      Paris, G. Masson / Bordeaux Feret et Fils / Milan Ulrico Hoepli, 1885, - gr. in-4to, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + XXXVI + 240 p. + XXIV planches, gardes en papier dominoté, reliure en plein cuir, dos à cinq nerfs, titre doré, coupes avec double filet or, bordures à l?int. dorées. Bel exemplaire Edition originale fort rare. Alexis Millardet célèbre ampélographe né à Montmirey (Jura) en 1838, enseignait la botanique à la Faculté des sciences de Bordeaux. Ampélographie des vignes américaines. variétés cultivées (Clinton, Taylor, Solonis, Vialla, Gaston-Bazille, York Madeira, Delaware, Elvira, Herbement, Hermann etc. etc.) variétés sauvages 24 planches h.-t. lithographiées par Arnout d?après des photographies de Pédroni, Van den Bosch. La page de titre avec qqs égratignures, sinon bel exemplaire. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen 1370; Gérard Oberlé, Une bibliothèque bachique. Coll. Kilian Fritsch n° 182 avec remarque: ?manque dans toutes les grandes collections répertoriées?. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Servitude et grandeur militaires. ?Bibliothèque artistique?.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles et librairie Lemerre, M DCCC LXXXV, (Imprimé par D. Jouaust et J. Sigaux 1885, - gr. in-8vo, (24.5x17 cm), 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + 2 portraits différents + VII (Avertissement) (+1 bl.) + 1 portrait (tirage avant-la-lettre d?Alfr. de Vigny) + 287 p. (+1), ornements bandeaux, lettrines et cul-de-lampe par Giacomelli + 12 eaux-fortes hors-texte gravées par Champollion d'après des dessins de Julien le Blant, grand papier non rogné, exemplaire sans rousseurs (sauf sur la brochure d?origine), un des 20 exemplaires sur papier Whatman (page 1/2 avec filigrane) dont les gravures s?y trouvent en double épreuve, reliure en d.-maroquin rouge, dos richement orné or avec auterur, titre et date en bas du dos, plat couvert de papier dominoté, superbes pages de garde en papier fantaisie, couverture de la brochure orig. conservée (ceci avec rousseurs (taches), tête doré. (Reliure signé V. Champs). Bel exemplaire. Exemplaire deluxe sur Whatman, papier frais, sans rousseurs, dans une elégante reliure de Victor Champs (1844-1912), dont les ?reliures pour bibliophiles sont recherchées pour la bonne tenue de leurs corps d'ouvrage et le fini du travail. ?Champs, le roi de la demi-reliure au XIXe siècle? (Deville).DeLuxe edition. Drawings by Julien le Blant, etched by Champollion. Lovely edition, finely bound by V. Champs, of De Vigny's epic historical novel, examing the contradictions of military life. First published in 1835. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Fléty p. 41; Deville II/41. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Fábulas de Ilustradas por Gustavo Doré. Traducción de Don Teodoro Llorente.

      - Barcelona, Montaner y Simón, 1885, 38,5 x 28,5 cm., encuadernación editorial en tela roja y lomo en piel y con adornos dorados, plancha con dibujo en colores en el plano superior, 2 h. + retrato + XXXI + 376 Págs. con ilustraciones intercaladas + 85 láminas. (Ejemplar con algunas motas de óxido).

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Cris de Paris au XVIe siècle sous le règne de François Ier.

      - Un volume in-4 (28 cm x 21,5 cm), 2 pages de texte, 18 planches. 18 planches gravées et coloriées reproduites en fac-simile, d'après l'exemplaire unique de la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal par Adam Pilinski. Selon Paul Lacombe qui a laissé une note manuscrite dans l'ouvrage, il est probable que c'est un premier essai de la publication faite en 1885 par Pilinski, avec une courte introduction par J.Cousin. Le texte de ce dernier ne se trouve pas dans cet exemplaire. Trois ex-libris : Paul Lacombe, Edoaurd Mahé et André Dupuis. Demi maroquin. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Two Volume set

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - Beautiful half leather set with gilt embossed Grant stamps on front boards of each vol. Both in hardly read clean condition. Gilt title lettering with raised leather bands to spines. The spine of Vol 1 is slightly lighter in tone than vol. 2. Both volumes are slightly rubbed at corners and extremities, more especially vol 1. Internally both are free from inscriptions and in superbly clean condition. Binding are very tight. A little scuffing to the boards of each vol but not at all severe. Grants printed dedication to the American Soldier and Sailor appears before the Preface, as called for. Four page promotional leaflet headed "A Most Masterly Work of Art The Standard Steel Line Portrait of Gen. U.S. Grant by The World Renouned Prince of Line Engraving, William Edgar Marshall." laid in. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Hampton Court Palace. Illustrated with Autotypes, Etchings, Engravings, Maps and Plans. In Three Volumes.

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1885-91. The dedication copy, from the library of Queen Victoria and King George. First edition. Thick octavos, 3 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco, the spines with raised bands and gilt titles, all edges gilt. With a 3-page Autograph Letter Signed from the Author, dated July 1st, 1885, addressed to Sir Henry Ponsonby, Queen Victoria's Private Secretary, Presenting the volumes to Queen Victoria - the books are "Dedicated by Special permission to Her Most Gracious Majesty THE QUEEN Who First Granted Free and Unrestricted Admission To All Her Subjects To View The Beautiful Home Of Her Ancestors At Hampton Court." The Letter reads in full: Dear Sir Henry, I send you by this post a specially bound copy of my "History of Hampton Court Palace in Tudor Times" for presentation to the Queen, which I venture to hope Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to accept from me. - At the same time could you offer Her Majesty my most dutiful and humble thanks for her great kindness in allowing me the favour of dedicating the work to Her Majesty? Yours very sincerely, Ernest Law. P.S. If you have the specimen copy & proof sheets originally sent to you, to show the nature of the work, could you send them back to me? In addition, the endpapers of each volume bear the Royal Bookplates of King George the 5th, with the stylized GRV monogram and the Royal Crown above. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear. From the library of Mr. Stanley Williams, former Superintendent of Buckingham Palace.

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        Catalogue of the Lizards [Echsen] in the British Museum (Natural History).

      London, 1885-1887; 2. Aufl. (Second Edition); 3 Vol.; ca 23x15 cm; XII, 436 pages with XXXII plates; XIII (1), 497 pages with XXIV plates; XII, 575 pages with XL plates; Original cloth binding - Originalleinwandeinbände mit Rückentitel (Einbände leicht bestoßen, kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, Titelblätter etwas gebräunt, Seiten ganz vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig; sonst gute Exemplare)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Echsen; Reptilien

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      - Travels and Adventures in the Banda Oriental, South America. Cheaper edition, in one volume. Pp. [iv]+286+266(last colophon)+32(publisher's catalogue, dated October 1885); grey/green cloth, upper board lettered and decorated in brown, slightly worn, the corners lightly bruised, tiny scar to upper board affecting one letter of title, rebacked, with the original gilt lettered spine laid on, the spine cloth browned and gilt lettering dulled; uncut; hinges strengthened, a little light foxing and occasional faint soiling; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1887. First edition, second issue. Payne A1b. *Hudson's first book. For this 'cheaper edition', the remaining sheets of the original two volumes (1885) were bound into one volume and issued with a new title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ... by Mark Twain

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition, early issue. Frontispiece Heliotype portrait bust of the author (drapery visible, first state). Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and black. Binding edgeworn with some fraying at tips and spine ends. Contemporary gift inscription on fly leaf. Kemble, E. W. First American edition, early issue. Frontispiece Heliotype portrait bust of the author (drapery visible, first state). Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1 vols. 8vo. WITH TIPPED-IN SIGNATURE. First American edition, early issue, with the following points: title-leaf is a cancel, with copyright dated 1884 (BAL 2); p. 13, "Him and another Man" listed erroneously at p. 88 (BAL 1); p. 57, "was" for "saw" (BAL 1); p. 283-4 a cancel, with engraving corrected (BAL 3); p. 155, final "5" in page number larger (BAL 3); portrait frontispiece in earliest state (BAL 1) With tipped in signatutre: "Samuel L. Clemens / Mark Twain." BAL 3415

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        Four original albumen paper photographs of the Broken Hill region; each photograph is approximately 200 x 225 mm, on the original glossy cream-coloured mounts printed with the photographer's details (G.F. Jenkinson, Areas Photo Coy, Argent Street, Broken Hill)

      Jenkinson was active in the region from 1885, according to his advertisement in The History of Broken Hill by Curtis (1908); Davies and Stanbury (1985) have him there from 1889. One of the photographs is captioned in the image '[Sir Hen]ry Parkes at Stephen Creek'. Parkes, Premier of NSW, turned the first sod of the Stephens Creek reservoir in April 1890 and this photograph was clearly taken on the day; he is easily discernible at the front of the crowd, resplendent in his top hat, dress coat and flowing white beard, holding an ornamental shovel (heavily decorated with what is presumably silver). A large marquee in the background, with numerous flags fluttering from it, further sets the scene. The other three photographs are variant views of a construction site at a mine; gentlemen in suits, rather than tradesmen and labourers, are the order of the day, so it may have been a commissioned shoot. However, one view in particular delivers more than it promises, clearly showing a range of basic dwellings (more tents than huts or houses) on the undulations in the background.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Catalogue of the Lizards [Echsen] in the British Museum (Natural History).

      London -1887 1885 - 2. Aufl. (Second Edition); 3 Vol.; ca 23x15 cm; XII, 436 pages with XXXII plates; XIII (1), 497 pages with XXIV plates; XII, 575 pages with XL plates; Original cloth binding - Originalleinwandeinbände mit Rückentitel (Einbände leicht bestoßen, kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, Titelblätter etwas gebräunt, Seiten ganz vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig; sonst gute Exemplare) 0,000 gr. Echsen; Reptilien [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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      London: George Philip & Son, 1885. The first one volume edition with the "new and original matter and corrected map". This printing includes three additional chapters not in the first printing. Illustrated with 32 plates and illustrations, 120 woodcuts in the text and a large folding coloured map in a pocket at the end. Thick 8vo, publisher's original dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. xxviii, 569, including index. A handsome and well preserved copy, the gilt remains very bright, the cloth nice and dark with just a bit of expected aging to the corners and extremities, the hinges with just a tad of age evidence, internally very fresh and in fine clean condition, the folding map in good order. VERY SCARCE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION IN COLLECTOR'S CONDITION. THE FIRST EDITION WITH ADDITIONS AND THE CORRECTED MAP. After a naval career that took him to Ethiopia and the slaving areas of East Africa, Cameron was selected by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873 to go in search of Livingstone, and instructed also to make independent explorations with Livingstone's guidance. Upon learning of Livingstone's death, Cameron's European companions turned back but Cameron dedicated his expedition to geographical exploration of the African continent and forged ahead alone, arriving in Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika in 1874, where he found some of Livingstone's papers and sent them back to England. Here he began his quest of exploration with his attempts to discover the "true form" of the south part of the lake, which ended up feeding into the Lukuga river. He went west from there to a town previously visited by Livingstone on the Lualaba river, which he suspected (rightly) was the main source for the River Congo but was unsuccessful in his attempts to prove it. His journeys took him further to the southwest until he reached the coast on November 28, 1875, becoming the first European to cross Equatorial Africa "from sea to sea." ACROSS AFRICA is the work for which he is best known, containing the exciting detailed account of this cross-continental journey as well as the author's suggestions for the opening of the African continent such as utilizing the great lakes in a "Cape to Cairo" connection. Cameron spent the remainder of his life working on commercial development projects in places such as Turkey and the Persian Gulf and writing tales for the young. He also accompanied Sir Richard Burton in his West African journey of 1882 and was joint author of Burton's TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. Cameron was killed by a fall from horseback as he returned from a hunting expedition in 1894. This is an important work.

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        Personal memoirs

      C.L. Webster, New York 1885 - In 8, due volumi pp 584,647,indice, prima edizione con 49 mappe e illustrazioni incluso ritratto autore all’inizio e dedica olografica, rilegatura in tessuto verde originale con lettere in oro e medaglione in oro sulle due copertine, fogli finali floreali, piacevole e solida copia. 2 volumes in 8°, pp 584,647, index, first edition with 49 maps and illustrations including autor’s portrait at the beginning and holographic dedication, original green fabric binding with gilt letters and medallion on the two covers, last floral sheets, pleasant and solid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales From Many Sources, Volume I, Ii, Iii, Iv, V, Iv (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Complete)

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1885, 1886 - First Edition. Volumes 1 Through 6 (All Published). A Matched Set In Blue Cloth With Wavy Lines In Gilt On Cover And Spine; Gilt Title On Front Cover, Gilt Title, Volume Number, And Publisher On Spine. Correct Publishing Dates At Foot Of Title Page (Volumes 1 Through 4 Dated 1885, Volumes 5 And 6 Dated 1886, All Are First Printings). Contains A. Conan Doyle's First Published Story, "Bones", In Volume Iv ( With 1885 Date At Foot Of This Title Page, A Point Of Issue). A Bright, Clean Set. All Gilt Lettering And Designs Strong. A Few Points Of Fraying At Top/Bottom Of Spines. Vol. Vi Has A 1/4" X 1/8" Gouge On Front Cover, Not Affecting Lettering Or Design. A Few Small Waterstains To Covers: 1 Square Inch On Bottom Of Rear Cover Of Vol. I, 1/4 Square Inch Top Corner Of Front Cover Vol. Ii. Partially Detached Signature Vol. V. Bookplates Of H.C. Allen And Small Signature Of Helen Cobb In Each Volume. Matched Sets Of The Six Volumes, Which Were Issued Over Two Years, Are Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales from Many Sources Vol. 1-6

      Dodd & Mead, New York 1885 - 12mo 6 volumes uniformly bound in blue cloth covered boards with gilit titles on covers and backstrips, moderate wear, gilt a bit dull ,contents contents generally very good, but paper is age darkened sometimes looking like foxing, Appears that many pages were unopened, but crudely opened by earlier owners, because foredges are roughly opened. Vol. 4 contains the first publication from Arthur Conan Doyle in book form. A good to very good set with all 6 volumes present. Vols. 1-4 published in 1885 while Vols. 5-6 were published in 1886. Note: due to weight and size of this set, shipping outside the USA or priority shipping may be more expensive than for an average book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jahresbericht über die Leistungen und Fortschritte in der gesammten Medicin. (Fortsetzung von Canstatt's Jahresbericht). Unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Gelehrten unter Special-Redaction von E. Gurlt und A. Hirsch.

      August Hirschwald, Berlin 1867-1885. - ca. 600 S. je Halbjahresband, 14 Jahrgänge in jeweils 2 Halbjahresbänden für die Jahre 1866, 1867 sowie 1873 bis 1884. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 34000 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheksexemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit kleinem unscheinbarem Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, Rücken teils leicht verblichen, unteres Kapital von Jahrgang 2/2 etwas lädiert, Papier leicht gebräunt, sonst sauberes Exemplar, Jahrgänge 1, 2 und 8-19 in 24 Bänden (2 Halbjahresbände je Jahrgang),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FAST AND LOOSE. A Novel in Three Volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Griffiths, Major Arthur George Frederick (1838-1908). FAST AND LOOSE. A novel in Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Original olive green diagonal fine-ribbed publisher's cloth. Near Fine, bright copy of this very scarce Victorian three-decker mystery novel. The two inner hinges of Volume One are cracked, and all three volumes are slightly rubbed and cocked, but a superior set with eye appeal and a most compelling title and plot. Griffiths was a rather infamous prison administrator and author who published over 60 books during his lifetime. Some of his accounts of crime and punishment in England have been noted as "sensational and grotesque" -- designed to appeal to the baser fascinations of his Victorian readers. FAST AND LOOSE, a suspenseful mystery dealing with a bank robbery, was his most famous title and remains his most desirable first edition. This is only the second copy we've handled in the last two decades. Wolff 2803. Not in Sadleir.. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Near Fine.

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        Rosa mystica fleurs d'oubli; choses d'art; remember; eaux-fortes et pastels; petits poèmes.

      P., Lemerre, 1885, in 12, de 2ff. 270pp. 1f., broché, placé dans une boite papier marbré vert clair, tache brune en marge inférieure sinon bel exemplaire avec un envoi de l'auteur "à Madame Louis Mond, hommage de confraternité cordiale et de respectueuse sympathie, S. de Guaita" (Mme Louis Mond était fondatrice du "Magicien journal des sciences occultes, physiologiques, philosophiques et magnétiques", qui parut de 1883 à 1890.) Edition originale rare. ¶ Dorbon 2010 - Caillet 4814: "C'est le troisième ouvrage du court et délicieux bagage littéraire que nous a laissé Guaïta. Ce livre est un exquis recueil de poèmes ésotériques et kabbalistiques, où la tendance mystique s'épanouit." - Cat. Dujols "L'allégorie, le symbole et l'analogie animent tour à tour ces vers parnassiens ..."

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        Kieler Hafen".

      Kiel, Schmidt & Wegener, ca. 1885. - Mit 30 Originalfotografien mit Blindstempel des Fotoateliers Schmidt & Wegener im Format 17 x 28 cm auf 30 weißen Kartons mit gedruckten Bildunterschriften, 2 farbige lithographische Plänen auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Roter Maroquineinband der Zeit mit Goldprägung, Messingschließe dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 31 x 41,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, Vorsatz mit längerer handschriftlicher Widmung an den Kapitain zur See Freiherrn von Seckendorff von dem Königl. Geheimen Commerzienrath Sartori (August Sartori (1837 bis 1903, Schiffsmakler, Reeder und Komunalpolitiker). Die tadellos erhaltenen kontrastreichen Fotografien mit Abbildungen des Hafens, Industrie- und Werftanlagen, Gebäuden entlang der Bucht (Marineakademie, Wasserbad, Hotel Bellevue), Fischerdörfern, 2 Fotografien mit dem deutschen Geschwader 1885 und 1886 im Kieler Kriegshafen. Repräsentatives Album des Kieler Hafens. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Teilansicht, Blick vom Philosophenweg auf die Altstadt mit Schloss, Heiliggeistkirche und Alter Brücke über den Neckar ( v. Norden ).

      - altkol. Fotografie, um 1885, 39,9 x 50,8 Schöner Blick vom rechten Neckarufer auf die Stadt und das Schloß. - Das Foto wohl aufgezogen und verso mit dem Stempel " L. Meder in Heidelberg ". Kleine Bereibung unten links am Rand. Gefasst mit einem getuschten schwarzen Rand. - Farbfrisch und dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        La Décoration Arabe...Extraits du Grand Ouvrage L'Art Arabe de Prisse D'Avesnes. Choisis, Classes et Arranges Par Les Editeurs.

      Paris: J. Savoy & Co., 1885. Folio, plate list and 110 plates color lithograph plates heightened in foils, many two-page spreads. Disbound plates housed in a four-fold red pebbled-cloth porfolio with marbled paper boards. Portfolio is a bit shaken, with some fraying and chips, plates are very good. A comprehensive collection of Islamic arts and decorative traditions with the 12th-18th centuries, including wall decorations, ceilings, mosaics, tiles, woodwork, stained glass, fabrics, rugs, bindings, crockery, and miscellaneous ornaments, illustrated in bright colors and heightened in foils.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Die Capitanei von Locarno im Mittelalter. Hrg. von den Familien von Muralt in Zürich u. Bern u. der Familie von Orelli in Zürich

      Sehr seltene, frühe Veröffentlichung des Luzerner Historikers und Mediävisten Karl Meyer (1885-1950) zur Genealogie der Familien von Muralt und von Orelli. Widmungsexemplar Nr. 331. Empfängername getilgt. Rundumblauschnitt. Mit 21 Bildnis- und Urkundentafeln, einer Karte und 8 genealogischen, gefalteten Tafeln (in Lasche beigesteckt). Dekoratives, schönes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Incunabula]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - 1885 Original Paperback Wisden Very Good Condition!

      1885. Hi, This lot is an 1885 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year and was in my set for a long time. The spine paper is excellent, just some minimal wear the corners. The book is very tightly bound, the covers are nice and bright and clean, the only downside is an inch crack to the spine paper but the book is still very tightly bound. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Minimal spotting. Tiny rounding of cover corners with minor thumbing. No restoration and a great Wisden.

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        Poinciana Regia [Royal Poinciana]

      C. Muquardt, Brussels 1885 - Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from some very minor foxing. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. Native to Madagascar, the ornamental Royal Poinciana tree is widely cultivated in tropical countries for its stunning bright orange and flame-red blossoms. It is also frequently referred to as the Flamboyant Tree, so-called because of its large, colourful flowers. Still in her twenties, Berthe Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, from Belgium where he soon died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature , the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants? have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics." (L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.330) Cf. Nissen BBI 931; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 87. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        of a photograph of the Jain Temple at Calcutta.

      c. 1885. Lettered in the print, incorrectly lettered in German in ink on the mount underneath ('Hindutempel aus Porzellan in Calcutta'), measuring c. 23 by 27 cm; a few minor spots. This splendid and intricately designed Jain temple was built in 1867 and remains a major attraction of Kolkata.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition. Near Fine. A lovely copy in the publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Contains the three first printing points: "Huck Decided" on p. 9; "Him and another Man" listed on p. 88; and "with the was" on p. 57. The other leaves were assembled at random and have no bearing on whether a copy is first or second printing, although variant states exist. A solid Near Fine copy with bright gilt and a tight page block. Very slight wear at the spine ends and corners, spine gilt a trifle rubbed. Without repair or work of any kind. On the whole, an excellent copy of the book that Hemingway claimed was the source for all modern American literature and "the best book we've had." BAL 3415. MacDonnell, 31. Recounting the adventures of Huckleberry Finn as he flees his own abusive father and aids Jim in his escape from slavery, Twain's novel has been praised for its "distinctly American voice," putting at its center two common people who find an uncommon friendship. "Today perhaps the novel's greatest significance lies in its conception of childhood, as a time of risk, discovery, and adventure. Huck is no innocent: He lies, steals, smokes, swears, and skips school. He accepts no authority, not from his father or the Widow Douglas or anyone else. And it is the twin images of a perilous, harrowing odyssey of adventure and perfect freedom from all restraints that so many readers find entrancing" (Mintz). A metaphor for a young and rebellious nation, as well as its individualist inhabitants, Huckleberry Finn defies genre by being simultaneously an adventure story, a road novel, a coming of age tale, an expression of nostalgia for the expansive natural spaces lost to industrialization, and an exploration of race and class. Listed on the American Scholar 100 Best American Novels and one of the 100 Best Novels Written in English. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Six Years in Seychelles; with Photographs from Original Drawings.

      [?London: ?the author], 1885. - 4to (202 x 163mm), pp. [4 (title, verso blank, dedication, illustrations)], 59, [1 (blank)]; mounted photographic frontispiece and 29 mounted photographic plates, all after Estridge, one folding lithographic map, and one double-page letterpress table in the text; occasional light spotting, offsetting, or marking affecting text and plates, some photographs slightly faded; original hard-grained tan morocco, boards with gilt-ruled borders, upper board lettered in gilt, modern lemon-yellow endpapers, all edges gilt; a few light marks and scuffs, extremities lightly rubbed and chipped, skilfully rebacked and recornered, nonetheless a very good copy of a rare work; provenance: 'From the author' (presentation inscription on title, manuscript correction on p. 56, presumably in the author's hand) – S.F. Hassan, Mombasa, 3 January 1953 (ownership inscription on verso of frontispiece) – Humphrey Winterton (booklabel on upper pastedown; his sale, Sotheby's London, 28 May 2003, lot 248).First edition. Following a period in the army, Estridge (1837-1902) was appointed Collector of Customs at Mahé in the Seychelles (probably in 1880), and held the position until 1885, when he returned to England. In 1886 he took up the position of Receiver and Accountant-General, British Bechuanaland (and was elected a fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute in the same year), remaining in the country until 1888, when he retired to England.Six Years in Seychelles provides an overview of the islands and their history, commerce, architecture, geography, and natural history. Estridge provides much information on the flora and fauna, printing extracts from the report compiled by John Horne (the Director of the Botanic Gardens, Mauritius, who visited Mahé from 1871 to 1874 and published his notes in 1875), and discussing plant-hunting trips undertaken at the behest of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, the Director of Kew, and a visit in 1884 from the celebrated botanist and artist Marianne North, who 'greatly enjoyed the place, and was enraptured with the palms &c.' (p. 51; North's recollections of her visit and plant-hunting expeditions with Estridge appear in chapter XV of Recollections of a Happy Life (London: 1892), where he is identified as 'Mr. E.'). Another notable visitor was Gordon of Khartoum: '[w]e found him most pleasant and chatty. He greatly admired and was deeply interested in the Seychelles, and said he thought Praslin must have been the Garden of Eden' (loc. cit.).In one passage, Estridge records the effects in the Seychelles of the eruption of Krakatoa on 27 August 1883 and the consequent tsunamis: '[i]t began at about 4 p.m. [.] and a tidal wave suddenly came rushing at about four miles an hour, and reaching a height of about 2½ feet above the usual high springs. It receded in about a quarter of an hour, leaving boats high and dry. It then returned, and the same thing continued all next day, only varying in the time, each movement taking about ten minutes, and the height reaching about 10 inches. I noted from 10.15 a.m. till 1.05 p.m., that the sea flowed and ebbed 17 times. At 5 p.m. the sun was clear and bright; at 6 p.m., sunset, there was a lurid glare all over the sky; at half-past six the glare got much brighter; and at a quarter to seven it disappeared. The sky all day was slightly hazy [.] We were not aware till after the arrival of the Mauritius mail what caused this, but then learnt what it was and the great destruction it had caused. Even now the shores of the various islands are covered with pumice-stone' (pp. 51-52). The work is dedicated to the soldier and administrator Sir Arthur Elibank Havelock (1844-1908), who was Chief Civil Commissioner Seychelles Islands from 1874 to 1875 and from 1879 to 1880, and ended his career serving as the Governor of Trinidad, Natal, Sri Lanka, Madras, and, finally, Tasmania. The number of copies issued of this privately-published work is unknown, but the expensive and laborious technique of illustration wit [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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      tipografia dell'arte della stampa, 1885. gr. vol. in folio, pp. 40 + 40 (tavv), leg. cartone edit. a colori con veduta del Mercato Vecchio sulla prima cop. con tit. in oro e rosso. Opera molto rara costituita da bellissime tavv. litografiche a p. pag. che illustrano scorci e scene di vita quotidiana che si svolgevano tra le vie e piazze del vecchio mercato di Firenze. Ogni tav., protetta dalla velina, è preceduta da una carta numerata con il titolo della via o borgo e, al verso, un breve testo dell'A. Fossati Bellani 3123. 0004

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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      Tokyo 1885, Morito. Stitched Japanese style binding, [125]p. double folded leaves, profusely illustrated with many color woodblocks, English text, 15 x 23 cm., very good,minor cover wear contents clean. Q U I T E S C A R C E A marvelous dictionary of things Japanese from 1885, also a language dictionary, showing both English and Japanese words for articles illustrated. Superb color woodblock illustrat- ions by the celebrated Chikanobu.The table of contents lists the subjects as: the figure of female hair; common trade marks; Japanese hat and cap; Hair-tool of women; Hair-pins & combs; Japanese female clothing; The amusements of children; The words of children; Exhibitions for money; The kind of beggar; The celebrated articles and food in Tokio; The names of cake. The coiffeur section shows 60 different styles. About 176 trademarks, 94 hats, 12 hair tools, 23 hair pins, 18 combs, 24 different kinds of clothing & Kimono, 36 pict- tures of boys amusements; 16 for girls, 60 for both boys and girls. Some 32 Japanese exhibitions or entertainments, pass- times, 48 beggars. Each of the pictures show the Japanese word in Romaji, Kanji or Kana, with the English translation, thus making this useful to both English and Japanese native speakers. A very good illustrated dictionary and reference tool. A whole array of fascinating objects from mid-19th century Meiji Japanese life. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. A L W A Y S R A R E .

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      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1885.. Octavo, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. First printing of this volume, notable for the inclusion of "Bones," the first story by A. Conan Doyle to appear in a book. Green and Gibson C79. Book label of collector Lawrence Solomon affixed to the paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. Enclosed in a custom foxing cloth box. (#156211)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        La Française du Siècle. Modes - Moeurs - Usages.

      Paris, A. Quantin 1885 - Illustrations à l'aquarelle de Albert Lynch. Gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs par Eugène Gaujean. 20 gravures en couleurs en 2 états (dont 9 hors texte), lettrines illustrées en couleurs en 2 états, nombreux Culs-de-lampes et vignettes en noir, couverture conservée en 2 états. (Complet & Contrôlé) Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du JAPON. Celui-ci (N°17) est enrichi d'une SUITE sur JAPON (insérée). ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, A. Quantin - 1885 (achevé d'imprimer) - 1886 (page de titre) - XVI et 273 pages. Reliure demi-maroquin bleu à coins de l'époque signée Stroobants. Dos lisse orné et doré. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Filet doré bordant les plats. Non rogné. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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