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        Landscape

      nbsp;London - Seeley and Co. 1885 - Alimited edition Large Paper edition 346/500 numbered copies in a paper vellum binding ofLandscape by Philip Gilbert Hamerton, which traces the influence of landscape upon the mind of man. With original etchings and many illustrations from pictures and drawings with a two colour title page. First edition. Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834- 1894), was an Englishartist, art critic and author. His first literary attempt, a volume of poems, was unsuccessful, leading him to devote himself for a time entirely to landscape painting; he camped out in the Scottish Highlands. Discovering after a time that he was more suited to art criticism than painting, he moved to France, where he produced Painter's Camp in the Highlands (1863), which was very successful and prepared the way for his standard work on Etching and Etchers (1866). In the following year he published Contemporary French Painters, and in 1868 a continuation, Painting in France after the Decline of Classicism. He became art critic to the Saturday Review, then he proceededto establish an art journal of his own, The Portfolio, a monthly periodical, each number of which consisted of a monograph upon some artist or group of artists, frequently written and always edited by him. The discontinuation of his painting gave him time for writing, and he successively produced The Intellectual Life (1873), perhaps the best known and most valuable of his writings; Round my House (1876), notes on French society by a resident; and Modern Frenchmen(1879), admirable short biographies. He also wrote two novels, Wenderholme(1870) and Marmorne (1878). In 1884 Human Intercourse, another volume of essays, was published. In 1882 he issued a finely illustrated work on the technique of the great masters of various arts, under the title of The Graphic Arts, and three years later another splendidly illustrated volume, Landscape. His last books were: Portfolio Papers (1889) and French and English (1889). Condition: In a paper vellum binding with gilt decoration. Externally, sound but with slightbumping to extremities, marks and some stainsto boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with very slight background foxing in places and occasional handling marks to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FABULAS ilustradas por Gustavo DORE. Trad. de D.Teodoro Llorente.

      Montaner y Simón, Barcelona 1885 - Folio M, retr, 2h, XXXIIp, 376p, 85 láms, ils. en texto. Enc. edit. algo ajada, roturas en lomo, ilustración en colores estampada en plano anterior. 1885

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        Son Altesse La Femme. Illustrations De Henri Gerveux - J. A. Gonzalès - L. kratké - Albert Lynch - Adrien Moreau et Félicien Rops.

      A. Quantin, Paris 1885 - XII - 313pp. y 10 láminas, heliograbados originales, coloreados a mano a varias tintas. También ilustraciones entretexto, algunas iluminadas a mano.Buen ejemplar encuadernado en la actualidad a buena media piel, conservando las bonitas cubiertas originales. =Hay que destacar la belleza de los tres grabados de Felicien Rops. ==-Paris, Quantin, 1885. In-4. XII-313pp. - 10 planches, des héliogravures originales, colorées à une main. Aussi des illustrations entre le texte, certaines illuminées à une main. Un bon exemplaire relié actuellement dans demi-basane, en conservant les jolies couvertures originales. =Bien détacher la beauté des trois gravures de Félicien Rops. =Édition originale. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rhymes a la Mode

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., 1885 First edition, limited issue of 50 numbered large paper copies, signed by printer Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press. Finely bound in full chestnut morocco by Zaehnsdorf, with five raised bands to the spine, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, board edges ruled in gilt, gilt inner turn-ins, gold patterned endpapers, printed on laid paper. About near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, a hint of light rubbing and minor dimming to the spine, some light soiling to the otherwise bright boards, minor offsetting to the endpapers, former owner's bookplate to the front flyleaf, otherwise extremely fresh and clean interior. A bright and attractive copy in a lovely binding. Rhymes a la Mode is a collection of poetry and verse by Andrew Lang. Specifically, it includes four longer poems, a section of short humorous verses entitled "Rhymes a la Mode," and thematic sections with verses related to art, science, and cameos, respectively. Rhymes a la Mode effectively demonstrates Lang's many diverse talents, and especially his knowledge of classical texts; despite being best known for his collected fairy tales, Lang was a versatile writer, working also as a poet, historian, literary critic, and anthropologist. For example, many of the verses included in the "Cameos" section are "versions from classical passages" after works by Sophocles and Aeschylus. Similarly, even Lang's most lighthearted verses are laden with allusions to antiquity and ancient mythology.. Signed By Printer. Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY AND OTHER POEMS

      Scotland (Aberdeen?), ca. 1885. 235 x 175 mm. 17 folios plus frontispiece, title page and front and rear guards, paper glued down on card, complete, hand written in several different styles of gothicizing script, TEN ILLUMINATED INITIALS, BORDERS AND MINIATURES. BINDING: Bound in a contemporary vellum binding over boards with gold fleur de lis in each corner, a crest and motto in the center. TEXT: A manuscript version of A Midsummer¿s Holiday and Other Poems by A. C. Swinborne (1837-1909), which was first published in 1884. This manuscript includes nine poems, and differs at some points from the printed edition. Swinborne was a passionate romantic, a moody mystic and a vehement atheist; many of these characteristics are present in these poems. ILLUMINATION: This is an attractive Victorian manuscript of an important English poet illuminated in a neo-gothic style. The Victorian¿s fascination with medieval manuscripts is demonstrated here by the calligraphy and by the illuminated initials, borders and miniatures, which include a large monogram ¿NM¿ as the frontispiece, done in the style of Romanesque Bibles, an illumination inspired by a manuscript of Chaucer and others. PROVENANCE: The motto and crest on the binding are for one of the Lords Macdonald (ancient Lords of the Isles), and it is like that the monogram NM on the frontispiece is a reference to this family.

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        MARINO FALIERO A TRAGEDY.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. - Slate blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine stamping slightly rubbed, pencil notes on front pastedown, otherwise very good. First edition. One of 1250 copies printed. A fine presentation copy, inscribed by the poet to his mother on the half-title: "Jane H. Swinburne from her affectionate son Algernon Ch. Swinburne May 1885.'' With the bookplate of Francis Colchester-Wemyss. WISE 77.

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        Marino Faliero - A Tragedy

      London - Chatto & Windus, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA copy of Swinburne's Marino Faliero - A Tragedy. %0D%0AAlgernon Charles Swinburne (1837 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909. %0D%0ASwinburne was impelled to write his own Marino Faliero by what he considered shortcomings in Byron's play. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a black calf binding with gilt lettering to spine. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with bright and clean pages throughout save for some minor spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. %0D%0A.

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        L?Art de la Soie. Les Soies (2 Bde. u. «Extrait»-Bd.).

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1885/87 - 4°, VIII, 484 S., 604 S. m. Textabb.; 69 S., Brosch., Bd. 2 unbeschnitten («Extrait»-Bd. tlw.); Deckel der Bde. 1 u. 2 fehlen (im «Extrait»-Tl. vorhanden, jedoch lose), Buchblöcke jeweils in 2 Teile gelöst, Rücken broschurbedingt längs gebrochen, innen frisch, mit nur sehr vereinzelten Stockfl., Blattränder etw. knittrig u. äusserst selten rissig (sehr breitrandiges Ex.). Jeweils 2. Aufl., «publiée aux frais de la chambre de commerce de Lyon», der «Extrait»-Tl. in EA - dieser mit Auszügen aus Bd. 2: «Essai sur les propriétés physiques de la soie», mit Widmung des Autors auf Vakatseite vor Schmutztitel. Verfasst vom «président des industries textiles [?], président du jury de l?industrie de la soie à l?exposition universelle de 1878». Enth.: I. Les soies des vers domestiques du mûrier. Soies grèges et soies ouvrées. II: Les soies des vers du mûrier élévés sur d?autres arbres que le mûrier. III: Les soies des vers sauvages. IV: La production générale de la soie. V: Les fils de déchets de soie. VI: Les soies retorses. VII: Les origines de l?art de la soie. VIII: Les propriétés physiques de la soie. IX: Conclusion. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AFTER LONDON; OR, WILD ENGLAND

      London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited,. 1885. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-442 [443-444: ads] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "3.85" inserted at rear,. original bevel-edged ochre cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough-trimmed, purple floral patterned endpapers.. Light wear to cloth at head and tail of spine panel, small hairline. crack in inner front hinge neatly repaired, a tight, clean, very good. copy. A bright, well above average copy of an uncommon book rarely. found in nice condition. (#75572). First edition. According to Miller and Matthews, only about 1000 copies were printed, and some were for the American market. This copy has the earliest inserted publisher's catalogue (dated March 1885). This unjustly neglected novel by a popular late nineteenth century English naturalist combines Jefferies' remarkable power of observation and his application of these observations into a philosophy based loosely on the Darwinian theory of evolution. Brian Aldiss (in Trillion Year Spree) observed that AFTER LONDON gave "memorable expression" to "the theme of nature reasserting its dominance," a theme which has achieved greatest popularity in our century. "AFTER LONDON stands with the works of Hudson and William Morris in rejecting modern, scientific times long before any disillusionment caused by the First World War set in." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 450. "AFTER LONDON is a first-class example of Victorian sf and proved very popular at the time; its influence can be traced through W. H. Hudson's A CRYSTAL AGE (1887) to John Collier's TOM'S A-COLD (1933) ..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 642. "Unequal, but still a minor masterpiece." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 27. "... a remarkable book that deserves reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1184. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1- 108; (1987) 1-53; (1995) 1-53; and (2004) II- 567. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 76-77. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 11. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 122. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 617. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 73. Bleiler (1978), p. 109. Reginald 07867. Sadleir 1302. Wolff 3612. Miller and Matthews B22.1a.

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        THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOYAGES, TRAFFIQUES, AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION.

      Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid, -90. 1885 - Sixteen volumes in 124 [of 126] original parts as issued. This set lacks volume 10, part 4, and volume 14, part 2, both of which have been replaced with duplicates of volume 9, part 4 (for a total of three copies of that part in this set). Titlepages printed in red and black. Several facsimiles and plates on india paper and mounted. Quarto. Each part bound in stiff vellum as issued to original subscribers. A few parts with spotting and discoloration, but mostly fine. A fine edition of Hakluyt limited to 100 copies on sumptuous large paper. The greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigation to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and a primary source for early New World exploration. Includes accounts of Hariot, Frobisher, Gilbert, the Zenos brothers, Cartier, Raleigh, Laudonnière, Coronado, Drake, and many, many others.

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        The principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation

      Edinburgh, E. & G. Goldsmid,, 1885–90. Edited by Edmund Goldsmid. 16 volumes, octavo. Uniform in contemporary leather-backed red cloth boards, spines lettered and numbered gilt in panel at head, place and date gilt at foot, top edges gilt. Illustrated with facsimile maps and portraits. A little rubbed in places, an excellent set. First Octavo Edition. Fourth overall. First and second editions published in 1589 and 1598. In 1809 a 5 volume large quarto limit edition was published.

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        Cady's Store at Gardner Center, Massachusetts

      n.p., n.d.. 15.25 x 52 inches (39.3 x 132.1 cm). Inscribed and dated "Cady's store at Gardner Center, Mass./Anno Domini. 1885 (lower Left). Some damage lower margins. Framed and glazed . Walter Harrison Cady was born in Gardner, Massachusetts in 1877. His father, a town selectman and proprietor of the general store, was fascinated with a variety of subjects, including the classics of literature, as well as the study of nature. During the course of long walks with his young son, Edwin Cady passed on his love of the local flora and fauna, which was later reflected in the son's art. Tragically, Edwin Cady's business in Gardner failed, and while attempting to earn a living in Boston, he was killed. Walter Harrison was eighteen Even at this early age, Cady had experienced some success by having his illustrations published. In 1894 Walter H. Cady (as he then signed his work) published an illustration in a supplement to Harper's Young People After his father's death he went to New York to find work as a free lance artist, and within a year had obtained a steady job on the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper as an illustrator for $10 a week, which allowed him to support his mother, in a cold water flat in Greenwich Village. For the next four years he worked full time at the Brooklyn Eagle and did creative work on his own, until he attracted the attention of John Ames Mitchell, editor of Life, who offered Cady a job as staff artist and cartoonist, at an excellent salary He also illustrated a variety of articles and provided cover pages for a many popular magazines, including Boy's Life, Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, and Ladies' Home Journal. And, with his hard earned success, he began to sign his work Harrison Cady, leaving behind his first name W. HARRISON CADY (1877-1970), was "a man who saw things that were not there" said editor and owner of the old Life Magazine, John Ames, about this successful illustrator who depicted nature with great fidelity and imagination. Fantasy and friendly animals living in ethereal magical worlds became Cady's trademark and thus prompted his work on hundreds of book and newspaper pages, Old Mother West Wind and Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess in particular Incredibly detailed crosshatching and shading technique mold realism in Cady's fantastic world. Having received no formal art training, Walter Harrison Cady was introduced to art through an informal apprenticeship with a local painter, Parker Perkins, in his hometown of Gardner Massachusetts. On long hiking trips Cady learned to observe nature and depicted his subjects with that educated eye. Cady's practical art education came as a newspaper artist with the intense on the spot deadline training required by the trade at the turn of the century Cady was very prolific, illustrating for over 70 years for publications such as St. Nicholas, Saturday Evening Post, Ladie's Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and the Herald Tribune Syndicate. From personal and unfettered editorial commentary to depictions of fantasy forest worlds, Harrison Cady's work naturally typifies a distinctly American sensibility. -A.S.M

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        Joe Johnston Thanks Edward Bok

      Bedford Springs, Penn. 1885 - Autograph Letter Signed, August 31, 1885, Bedford Springs, Penn. Paper is watermarked "Royal Irish Linen/Marcus Ward & Co." 2 pp., 3 7/8 x 8 in. Joseph Johnston, the former Confederate general, thanks young Edward Bok for "the high compliment expressed" and responds to Bok's idea for "The American Pantheon." TranscriptBedford Springs PaAugust 31st 1885Editor Brooklyn MagazineDear Sir. Your very flattering letter of the 24th instant was received in due time, and inspired in the great interest in the question of an American Pantheon. So much that since receiving it I have been industriously writing on the Subject. But have been [not] able to provide nothing that you would be willing to publish or I to see in print. Therefore I have reluctantly abandoned the attempt. Regretting much this inability to comply with your request, and thanking you very sincerely for the high compliment expressed in your letter, I am, Most Respectfully yours very truly J. E. JohnstonHistorical BackgroundThe purpose of the correspondence between Confederate Generals and Edward Bok was to acquire autographs, and valuable Civil War information for "The American Pantheon," a project Bok was clearly excited about, but that never seemed to materialize.Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891), born in Farmville, Virginia, was one of several southern officers to resign from the Union army and join the Confederacy. He is notable for relieving Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson of command at Harper's Ferry and organizing the Army of Shenandoah. His rank beneath younger officers caused animosity between Johnston and Jefferson Davis, who refused to promote him to higher status. Johnston's frequent retreats, including at Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi led to his dismissal in 1863. He regained command in the last months of the war before surrendering near Dunham Station, NC on April 26th 1865. Post-war, Johnston was elected to Congress.Edward William Bok (1863-1930) was a Dutch born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was born in Den Helder, The Netherlands. At the age of six, he immigrated to Brooklyn, New York, USA, and became an office boy with the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1876. In 1882, he began work with Henry Holt and Company, and then, in 1884, he became involved with Charles Scribner's Sons, where he eventually became its advertising manager. From 1884 until 1887, Bok was the editor of The Brooklyn Magazine. His 1920 autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok, won the Gold Medal of the Academy of Political and Social Science and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Edward W. Bok died on January 9, 1930.ConditionFine.

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        de Honesta disciplina lib. XXV, poetis latinis lib. V et poematon lib. II ; cum indicibus.

      apud A. Gryphium, Lugduni 1885 - In 24°, 864 (4), pp., legatura tutta pelle, 4 nervi, tassello, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, taglio in rosso. Piccola mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso, iscrizione e data (1750) al frontespizio, piccola mancanza al margine di pagina 525/26 (non lede il testo) e al angolo inferiore dell’index. Nell’insieme molto ben conservato.

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        Chess Eccentricities

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1885 [4]+xvi+196+[4 ad] pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in cream stiff boards with black lettering to spine and red and black lettering and pictorial to cover. (Betts: 55-3). 1st edition. Contents: Chess for four players (rules; correspondence resulting from the publication of the author's "Four Handed Chess", 1881, concerning points of play; varieties of Four Handed Chess with rules variying from those given by him 1881). Chess for three players (varieties of Three Handed Chess with descriptions, rules of play). Chess for two players (varieties of play in ordinary chess: the old games as played in India, Syria, Arabia, Hindustan, Tibet, Burma, Java, Borneo, China; the Small, or Old chess; Persian chess; the Double Chess game; varietes of placing the pieces; varieties of boards; varieties with additional pieces, such as the Courier Game, The Emperor's Game, The Arabic Game, Full Chess Game, Turkish Chess). Chess for six players, eight players and other oddities of the chess board. Condition: Spine rubbed away, spine ends chipped, edge wear, soiled, corners bumped and rubbed through, some foxing to page ends else a good to very good copy.. First Edition. Original Stiff Boards. Good to Very Good. Octavo.

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        LAMIA

      J.B. LIPPINCOTT CO, PHILADELPHIA 1885 - BOOK DETACHED FROM COVERS, FRONT ENDPG DETACHED, SLIGHT STAINING TO FRONT FORE EDGES, DATE PUBLISHED: 1885 EDITION: 67 PGS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Emma Jane Worboise. (viii, 423pp. + 1pp. ads) +

      London: Burnet & Co; James Clarke; Hodder & Stoughton; & William Isbister :-1888 Mixed editions 1885 - 13 volumes, 8vo., (viii, 423pp. + 1pp. ads) + (iv, 527pp.) + (viii, 558pp.) + (iv, 552pp.) + (viii, 406pp.) + (vi, 306pp.) + (iv, 407pp.) + (vi, 462pp.) + (iii, 560pp.) + (x, 490pp.) + (viii, 455pp. + 1pp. ads) + (viii, 518pp.) + (viii, 461pp. + 1pp. ads), half-titles and printed titles to each volume, matching marbled endpapers and fore-edges, bound in good quality purple morocco by Mudie of London, gilt decorated spines in compartments with raised bands, with gilt lettering to spines. A near fine bright clean collection in handsome bindings by Mudie. The prolific novelist Emma Jane Worboise (1825-1887) was born in Birmingham. She began writing at an early age and her first book, Alice Cunningham was published in 1846, when she was twenty-one. She went on to publish over fifty volumes of evangelical stories and novels as well as contributing to magazines. Her entry in the Dictionary of National Biography comments that her novels contained commonplace plots and characters, but are generally "wholesome and readable". Many of her books were reprinted several times, an indication of her popularity. Mrs. Guyton, her married name, sometimes appeared as the author on her work. She was a contributor to the Christian World Magazine and Family Visitor. In 1866 there was a contributor called Ernest Etherington but no evidence has been found of a Mr Etherington Guyton, her supposed husband so it is thought that this was used as a pen name, maybe in relation to her alcoholism. She died in Clevedon, Somerset and was buried in the local cemetary. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL LIBRO DE COCINA. LA COCINA CASERA Y LA GRAN COCINA.

      0 - M. A. de San Martín, edit. 1885. 1ª edic. española. 27x18 cm. X+838 pp. + 4h. de medidas de capacidad, Holandesa piel epoca. nervios, tejuelos, 25 láms. al cromo fuera de texto y 161 grabados en madera por E. Ronjat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE VOLTAIRE, 52 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Garnier Frères 1885 - RO40236742: 52 tomes d'env. 500-600 pages chacun. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du tome I (portrait). Auteurs, titres et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Quelques mouillures. Pages du texte globalement fraîches. Nouvelle édition avec Notices, Préfaces, Variantes, Table analytique, les Notes de tous les Commentateurs et des Notes nouvelles. Conforme pour le texte à l'édition de BEUCHOT. Enrichie des découvertes les plus récentes et mise au courant des travaux qui ont paru jusqu'à ce jour. Précédée de la vie de Voltaire par CONDORCET et d'autres Etudes biographiques. Ornée d'un Portrait en pied d'après la statue du foyer de la Comédie française. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saggio di Etimologie Siciliane

      Tipografia dello Statuto, Palermo 1885 - in 4° - pp.1b+pp.304+1b. - Mezza pergamena - Frontespizio ed ultima pagina leggermente bruniti. Bella conservazione nel resto. Unica Edizione di questo rarissimo vocabolario. - Legatura con piatti rigidi marmorizzati e modeste abrasioni al dorso. - Nessuna vendita registrata sull'Osservatorio Libri del Mugnaini. - Manca alla "Biblioteca Siciliana" del Moncada. - Nessuna vendita registrata sui Repertori Bibliografici dello Spaducci per gli anni 1970-76 e 1987-90. - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster 1885 - The very rare first edition in publisher's sheepskin, with the first issue point of the original censored drawing with the unaltered fly. Very good condition. Housed in a handsome quarter-leather custom-make collector's clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles Webster 1885 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in card. An attractive copy of this first edition with the gold lettering still present on the boards and spine. The book is in nice shape with light wear to the edges and corners. Overall, a sharp clean copy with the following First Edition points, Table Cloth present, "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly, "with the was" and P. 155 lettering with 5 mis print. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      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]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First edition. First Issue. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Large 8vo, original publisher&#39;s sheep binding with the red and black lettering labels on the spine. It is estimated that only 2500 copies were issued in this binding. 366 pp. A very pleasing and handsome copy. Light, expert and unobtrusive refurbishment to the joints. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. A very handsome copy with the following earliest setting states as listed by BAL: "Him and another Man" is listed at page 88, BAL&#39;s first state; page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads "...with the was...," BAL&#39;s first state; page 155 with final 5 &#147;stamped in&#148; by hand (see Underhill), and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL&#39;s first state, &#147;heliotype&#148; imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso, p.9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads &#147;Decided&#148; (later corrected to &#147;Decides&#148;), p.143: &#147;I&#148; in &#147;Col.&#148; (line 1) missing and &#147;b&#148; in &#147;body&#148; (line 7) broken, p. 161: signature mark &#147;11&#148; is missing, final leaf is a blank. Very rare with this many first issue points. The sheep bindings are generally in poor condition, but this copy is still quite nice.<br> Along with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman&#146;s Leaves of Grass and Melville&#146;s Moby Dick, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster 1885 - First Edition, First Printing with the important first issue points. The points present are: Heliotype Printing Co. imprint is present, the heading for chapeter 6, on p. 9 reads "decided(later this was corrected to "Decides"; on p. 13 "him and another man" reference is to p. 88 not 87; p. 57, 11 lines up, says ".with the was." not .with the saw.; P. 143 in line 7 down from the top part of b in "body" is missing; on p. 155 there is a font difference in the final 5 in 155. A beautiful copy that has minor wear to the edges and corners. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago.With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations.

      New York Charles L. Webster and Company 1885 - The First Edition, Earliest Issue with the Earliest State of Page 283 and Bound in the Rare Half-Morocco Publisher's Binding TWAIN, Mark. KEMBLE, E.W., [illustrator]. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago.With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885. First edition, earliest issue, in the most scarce binding, with the following points: on p. [13], the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is listed at p. 88 although it appears on page 87 (Blanck's first state); on p. 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was" (Blanck's first state); 283 is the original conjugate leaf before defacement. This state of page 283 only appears in copies found in the publisher's calf and this binding (Blanck's first state);with the line on Silas Phelps's trousers in a definite curve. The final five is lacking on p. 155, thus "15" (Blanck&#146;s first state); leaf 238 is present as a blank; the frontispiece portrait is Blanck's second state, with the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company and the statement Karl Gerhardt, Sc. added to the finished edge of the shoulder. Octavo (8 7/16 x 6 5/8 inches; 215 x 167 mm). [2], [1]-366, [2, blank] pp. Text illustrations by E. W. Kemble. With frontispiece and frontispiece portrait. Bound in the scarce publisher's half brown morocco over marbled boards. Morocco ruled in gilt. Spine lettered and stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Boards with some scuffs and scrapes. Corners slightly worn. Some occasional light stains throughout, predominantly to the margin of pages 175-186. A professionally repaired two-inch closed tear to the inner margin of page 87/88, not affecting text. Previous owner's signatures on front free endpaper. Housed in a half-morocco clamshell. Overall a very good copy in this scarce binding. BAL 3415. Johnson, Twain, HBS 65544. $9,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster 1885 - A rebound version of the original full sheepskin edition. First Edition, first printing, with all of the earliest first issue points, and the only edition with the censored illustration (with the bulging fly) on page 283 (the original conjugate page, not the cancel that appears in all other first editions). The scarcest and earliest version of this title, here skillfully rebound retaining the look of the original sheepskin binding. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO

      Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885 - Original decorated green cloth. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415: With first issue points of pages 13, 57, and 143; second issue of title page, frontispiece, and page 155; and fourth issue of page 283. Also with McBride's first issue point on page 143. 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. Nineteenth century pink paper bookplate on the front pastedown with the word "Wing" and the number "1783." Hinges fine; some rubbing to gilt on the spine and a little to the cloth, mostly to the rear cover. Contents lightly foxed. Light wear to spine tips and corners. Very Good or better [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster 1885 - First Edition, First Printing. This is TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in the original green cloth. The book has the important First Issue point with the table visible underneath the bust of Twain. Later issues do not show the table. The book is in nice condition with some wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean with light wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - 1st Edition

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Very Good+. 1885. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. An attractive First Edition in Very Good+ condition. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and spine ends, still beautifully bright gilt decorated cover and spine, occasional light smudges. In a stunning, custom-made, half-leather clamshell case. A most handsome and desirable copy; Original gilt- and black-stamped green pictorial cloth. All commonly known early issue points (BAL 3415) are present: [2(1) : ] The cancelled title leaf shows copyright dated 1884; [1: ] page 13: "Him and another Man" listed at page 88; [1: ] page 57, 11th line from the bottom reads: "with the was"; [4: ] page 283-84 is a conjugate, illustration with straight pant-fly; [3: ] page 155 with final "5" slightly larger; [1: ] page 161, no signature mark "11"; blank final leaf 238; [1: ] frontispiece portrait showing drapery under the bust and imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company. Further first state points not identified in BAL include heading for chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides") on p9; page 143 with "l" missing from "Col. " at top of illustration; line 7 from the top: part of b in "body" is missing .

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles Webster 1885 - First Edition. There are several printing variations or "states" of this first edition, and this is the last corrected state of the first edition with the points corrected. This book measures 8 3/4" x 6 3/4" with 366 pages. It is in nice condition with some wear to the binding, and edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are clean with light rubbing. The pages are exceptionally clean for this title. This book has all "one hundred and seventy-four illustrations" by E. W. Kemble as required for the first edition, and the frontispiece tissue guard is present. There is no writing, foxing, or bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy of this scarce first edition that has held up well over the years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - 1st Edition

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Very Good+. 1885. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. An attractive First Edition in Very Good+ condition. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and spine ends, still beautifully bright gilt decorated cover and spine, occasional light smudges. In a stunning, custom-made, half-leather clamshell case. A most handsome and desirable copy; Original gilt- and black-stamped green pictorial cloth. All commonly known early issue points (BAL 3415) are present: [2(1) : ] The cancelled title leaf shows copyright dated 1884; [1: ] page 13: "Him and another Man" listed at page 88; [1: ] page 57, 11th line from the bottom reads: "with the was"; [4: ] page 283-84 is a conjugate, illustration with straight pant-fly; [3: ] page 155 with final "5" slightly larger; [1: ] page 161, no signature mark "11"; blank final leaf 238; [1: ] frontispiece portrait showing drapery under the bust and imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company. Further first state points not identified in BAL include heading for chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides") on p9; page 143 with "l" missing from "Col. " at top of illustration; line 7 from the top: part of b in "body" is missing .

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      NY: Charles L. Webster and Co., (1885) - First Edition, First State copy in the original green cloth of the Twain classic. All First State points: 1) Frontispiece of Twain with cloth visible under bust; 2) "Heliotype Printing Co." imprint; 3) P.9 (Contents): Chapter VI -- "Huck Decided"; "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly on p.88 rather than p.87; P.57, 11 lines from bottom: "with the was" rather than "with the saw"; P.155: Final '5' off-balance; P.143: First word, the letter "L" missing from "Col". A much nicer, more presentable copy than usually seen. A very good copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster 1885 - First Edition, First Printing with mixed points. An attractive copy of this original binding that is vibrant in color with light rubbing to the panels. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this first edition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Webster edition

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - 366pp. Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble. This copy has several distinguishing points for the first printing. The erroneous page reference at page 13, '88'; at page 57, the misprint 'with the was', and on page 9, the misprint 'Decided'. [These were corrected after the first printing.]. Language: eng G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with some edge wear. Upper board becoming loose but holding. Spine with small loss at ends. Contents VG Half leather marbled brown board cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Tom Sawyer`s Comrade).

      - Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time:Forty to Fifty Years Ago. With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations. Nw York: Charles L. Webster and Company. 1885. 8:o. First American edition. Later state. Portrait,366 pp. Original green decorated cloth. Slightly worn edges, worn at head and foot of spine. 22 x 17 cm.*With corrections. Page reference "88" on page 13 corrected to "87". The misprint "with the was" on page 57 corrected to "with the saw". Misprint "Decided" on page 9 changes to "Decides".[#\57204] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer&#39;s Comrade). Webster edition

      New York: Charles L. Webster. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with some edge wear. Upper board becoming loose but holding. Spine with small loss at ends. Contents VG. 1885. First Edition, first state. Half leather marbled brown board cover. 220mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 366pp. Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble. This copy has several distinguishing points for the first printing. The erroneous page reference at page 13, &#39;88&#39;; at page 57, the misprint &#39;with the was&#39;, and on page 9, the misprint &#39;Decided&#39;. [These were corrected after the first printing.]. .

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster 1885 - First edition, original publisher's half-morocco binding, rebacked. First printing according to MacDonnell with "Huck Decided" on page 9, Him and Another Man listed for page 88, and "with the was" on page 57. In addition, page 283 is conjugate with the original curved fly illustration, before the illustration was altered and censored and replaced. Very good condition, residue of tape repair on front endpapers. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Charles L. Webster And Company,, New York: 1885 - Recently rebacked preserving the original backstrip, cloth covered boards and end sheets. The fore corners of the boards have been reinforced and all frayed parts of the original cloth have been repaired putting this book in very near fine condition. A rent to the cloth of approximately 1/2" at the fore edge of the rear board was also repaired. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 3/4" in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with a black on gilt title box on the spine and gilt decorations and black embossing on the front board. The end sheets are the original light tan paper with a small prior owner's stamp on the front paste down. This volume is a third printing based on the revised engraving on page 283 which is bound in. Additional points are as follows: the 1885 title page is not a cancel; the copyright page is dated 1884. Page 13 shows "Him and another Man" correctly listed on page 87. The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 is correctly written as "with the saw" instead of "with the was". The second "5" of "155" on page 155 is slightly larger. Page 283 is not a cancel but a corrected engraving. The fronticeportrait is tipped in with no tablecloth visible. (BAL 3415; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE] Custom Clamshell Case.

      Charles L. Webster and Company, [1885, Book Date]., New York - Twain Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN [TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE] Custom Clamshell Case. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, Book Date. Modern Custom Crafted Leather Clamshell Case [Not with Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, gilt decorated & letter spine panel, 'Sculpted' Huck embossed on the side. Black calf & goldenrod cloth, the interior with a black velour finish. A handsome case. TBCL Custom Craft available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THOMAS BEWICK'S WORKS.

      Bernard Quaritch 1885-87, London - Five volumes. Volumes I and II: British Birds; Volume III: History of Quadrupeds; Volume IV: Aesop's Fables; Volume V: Memoir. Bound in quarter tan morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and each with two Bewick vignettes in gilt in the panels Some rubbing and wear, but a most attractive set appropriate and charming bindings Memorial Edition limited to 750 copies signed by the publisher (this no. 253) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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