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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]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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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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        COMING! PROF. H.B. REYNOLDS THE WORLD RENOWNED NECROMANCER AND MAGICIAN! WILL APPEAR IN [blank space]. FREAKS THAT WOULD DIM THE VISION OF HERRMANN, DEBARY BEN ALLI, HERCHEL, COBALL, AND GEURNER, WILL BE PERFORMED BY PROF. REYNOLDS, IT BEING HIS FIRST AND ONLY TOUR THROUGH THE COUNTRY...DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY OF SEEING THAT WHICH WILL NEVER APPEAR BEFORE YOU AGAIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le Pacha et son Harem.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.

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

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

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

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        WEIRD TALES; VOLUMES I AND II

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        CANCIONERO POPULAR GALLEGO Y EN PARTICULAR DE LA PROVINCIA DE LA CORUÑA. Con un prólogo del ilustre mitógrafo portugués THEOPHILO BRAGA

      - 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.

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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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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

      - 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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        COMING! PROF. H.B. REYNOLDS THE WORLD RENOWNED NECROMANCER AND MAGICIAN! WILL APPEAR IN [blank space]. FREAKS THAT WOULD DIM THE VISION OF HERRMANN, DEBARY BEN ALLI, HERCHEL, COBALL, AND GEURNER, WILL BE PERFORMED BY PROF. REYNOLDS, IT BEING HIS FIRST AND ONLY TOUR THROUGH THE COUNTRY.DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY OF SEEING THAT WHICH WILL NEVER APPEAR BEFORE YOU AGAIN.

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

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        Sammlung ausgewählter Schriften. Ausgewählte Schriften (15 Bände, Band 1, 2, 3 , 4, 5, 6, 7, (Bd. 8 fehlt) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, alle Bände enthalten mehrere Einzel-Bändchen).,

      Münster : Aschendorff, 1885 - 1917. - getrennte Zählung, ca. 120-170 S. je Bändchen, Zustand: 2.-13. Aufl., 1885 - 1917 , altersentsprechend mäßige Gebrauchsspuren, etwas berieben und bestossen, teils etwas altersfleckig in den Vorsätzen, sonst altersgemäß gute Erhaltung. Altdeutsch / Frakturschrift; Sammlung ausgewählter Schriften. Ausgewählte Schriften (15 Bände, Band 1, 2, 3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, (Bd. 8 mit den Bändchen 34-37 fehlt) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) , Aus dem Flämischen , Bd. 1: Geschichte des Grafen Hugo von Craenhove und seines Freundes Abusaragus. Das Wunderjahr (1566). Der Löwe von Flandern (1. bis 3. Teil) , Bd. 2: Abendstunden (1. u. 2. Teil) , Drei Erzählungen: Siska von Roosemael. Was eine Mutter leiden kann. Wie man Maler wird (mit Holzschnitten); Lambert Hensmanns. Der Rekrut. Bd. 3: Der arme Edelmann. Der Bauernkrieg : historisches Gemälde aus dem 18. Jahrhundert (1. u. 2. Teil) , Der Geizhals. Bd. 4: Baas Gansendonck. Chlodwig und Chlothilde : historische Erzählung aus dem 5. Jahrhundert (1. -3. Teil) , Bd. 5: Jacob van Artevelde (1.-3. Teil) , Mutter Jacob. Bd. 6: Der Geldteufel : Zeitgemälde (1. u. 2. Teil), Batavia : historisches Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert (1.-3. Teil) , Bd. 7: Simon Turchi : oder Die Italiener in Antwerpen; historisches Gemälde aus dem 16. Jahrhundert (1.- 3. Teil) , Der junge Doctor (1.-3. Teil) , Bd. 9: Die Bürger von Darlingen : ein Sittengemälde in zwei Zeiträumen (1. u. 2. Teil) , Das Goldland (1.-2. Teil), Bd. 10: Der Bürgermeister von Lüttich : ein historisches Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert (1.-2. Teil), Valentin : eine Geschichte aus unserer Zeit (1.-2. Teil) , Die Einbildungskrankheit : Eine Geschichte unserer Tage , Bd. 11: Lebenslust (1.-2. Teil), Die Kerle von Flandern : ein geschichtlicher Roman aus dem 12. Jahrhundert (1.-2. Teil), Bd. 12: Eine Null zu viel ; Antwerpensches Sittengemälde. König Oriand ; eine Vlämische Heldensage. Das Glück, reich zu sein ; Erzählung. Eine Stimme aus dem Grabe - Ein Opfer der Mutterliebe. Der Bahnwärter. Bd. 13: Der Kaufmann von Antwerpen (1. u. 2. Teil) , Mutterliebe, Erzählung. Die Dorf-Plage. Bravo und Lieschen. Bd. 14: Der Minnesänger ; eine Volkssage aus dem Mittelalter. Der Onkel von Felix Rohbeck : Skizzen, dem Leben entnommen (1.-2. Teil) , Der Schatz von Der Felix Rohbeck : Skizzen, dem Leben entnommen (1.-2. Teil) , Bd. 15: Die Wahl des Herzens ; historische Erzählung. Die Gerechtigkeit des Herzogs Karl. Eine verworrene Geschichte ; Dorfgeschichte. Die beiden Freunde ; Erzählung. Das Übel der Zeit, Erzählung. Bd. 16: Everhard T'Serclaes, historisches Zeitgemälde aus dem XIV. Jahrhundert (1.-2. Teil) , Geld und Adel : eine Erzählung aus unserer Zeit (1.-2. Teil) , Ein Duell und seine Folgen Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 8500

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        PAROISSIEN ROMAIN (ENCUADERNACIÓN ARTISTICA DE LEON CRUEL).

      1885 - Materia: Encuadernación artistica de lujo por Leon Gruel. Publicación: Tornaci; H. Perret, editeur., 27 de marzo de 1885. Descripción fisica: 5 volúmenes 1343 p.; 1381 p.; 1336 p.; 1526 p.; 1520 p. texto en francés. muy buen ejemplar. Encuadernación: En artística y lujosa encuadernación del siglo xix, en marroquín multicolor, realizada y firmada por el coleccionista y maestro encuadernador léon gruel (1841-1923), en los planos cinco filetes dorados, en el interior rueda dorada y con filigranas. lomeras con cinco nervios resaltados, firmada por gruel, cortes dorados y cincelados con elementos geométricos y vegetales. Otros datos: Exlibris calcográfico de ysabel sánchez de movellán. bella y delicada obra del siglo xix, encuadernado por el gran maestro Gruel. Biografia encuadernador: Encuadernador francés del siglo XIX (1841-1923) que se enmarca en la tendencia de encuadernación retrospectiva imperante desde mediados de siglo. En su taller se realizaban trabajos, según la costumbre imperante en la época, dirigidos a un público burgués no entendido y destinados a regalos y conmemoraciones, como libros de matrimonio etc. Su Manuel historique et bibliographique de l'amateur de reliures (París 1887- 1905 2 vols.) constituye una de las enciclopedias más importantes sobre la encuadernación francesa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A travers l'Asie centrale. La steppe Kirghize, le Turkestan Russe, Boukhara, Khiva, le pays des Turcomans et la Perse. Impressions de voyage.

      - Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, (1885).8vo. Original decorated red cloth gilt, a.e.g. With folding map, 16 heliotypes and ca. 170 illustrations (several full-page), mostly after E. van Muyden. XI,463 pp.* Fine illustrated travel-account through the Russian parts of Asia undertaken in 1882-83. - Except some foxing as usual, a very fine copy.Yakushi M262a; Hage Chahine 3316. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LADIES’ OLD-FASHIONED SHOES. Bound with SUPPLEMENT TO LADIES’ OLD- FASHIONED SHOES

      Edinburgh - Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1885 and 1889. Oblong folio, pictorial boards. Neatly rebacked, boards darkened and spotted, mild toning to contents, images clean and coloring bright. Eleven gorgeous full page color lithograph plates of mostly 17th century shoes, each with facing page of historical description. Appendix with woodcut vignette illustrations. The Supplement contains historical text, two black and white plates of ancient shoes and four plates of shoes in color lithography. Visually stunning. Size: Oblong Folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        I MIEI TRENTACINQUE ANNI DI MISSIONE NELL'ALTA ETIOPIA (Rara opera completa di 12 tomi in quattro voumi), Roma - Milano (1885-1895), Tip. Poliglotta di Propaganda Fide, 1885

      - In quarto grande (mm. 335 x 240) mz.pelle coeva, con elegante rilegatura e titoli in rilievo ed in oro sui piatti ed ai dorsi. Questa raccolta è considerata l'opera più importante sulla storia ed i costumi dell'Impero Etiopico. Numero eccezionale di incisioni su legno (vedute, carte geografiche, costumi, flora e fauna, numerosi ritratti di protagonisti ed anche scene di vita del popolo etiopico). Raffinata grafica con testi inquadrati di grande eleganza e vari capilettera di classe. Volume primo (tomi 1-3) pagine 216 + 218+ 220 (1885-1886). Volume secondo (tomi 4-6) pagine 254 + 213 + 200 (1887-1889). Volume terzso (tomi 7-9) pagine 227 + 221 + 235 (1889-1891) Volume quarto (tomi 10-12) pagine 214+ 198 + 287 (1892-1895) L'opera completa in ottime condizioni, viene offerta a

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        L'Art des Jardins. Parcs, Jardins, Promenades. Etude Historique, Principes de la Composition des Jardins, Plantations. Decoration Pittoresque et Artistique des Parcs et Jardins Publics. Traite Pratique et Didactique

      J. Rothschild, Paris 1885 - Quarto. Illustrated with 510 drawings. With an extensive index. This work was first published in 1868 in two small volumes. The enlarged and revised edition [this edition] was aided by Jean Charles Adolphe Alphand who was Director of Public Works for Paris. He had published "Les Promenades de Paris, 1867 - 1873" a sumptuous work on public gardens and parks. The first part of "Les Jardins" is a history of ancient gardens in Greece, Rome, Egypt and Asia, and also of gardens in the Middle Ages, in the Italian Renaissance, French gardens in history to the present [1880s] etc. The second part "Theory of the Art of the Garden" is more theoretical with discussions of principles of formal gardens, public gardens, modern [1880s- requirements for city squares, bridges etc. and discussions of trees and plants to use. In Chapter V some considerations for some French parks: the Bois de Boulogne, the Bois de Vincennes and others, as well as some public walkways in Turkey, Egypt and India. Some rubbing to edges, slight browning throughout rebound in full green morocco, extra gilt, spines with raised bands, lettered in gilt, inner morocco pastedowns with extra gilt, silk free endpapers, top edges gilt. Original pictorial coloured wrappers bound in Third edition, substantially revised and enlarged [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 "4.85" 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, brown floral patterned endpapers. First edition. According to Miller and Matthews, only about 1000 copies were printed, and some were for the American market. This copy has an inserted publisher's catalogue dated April 1885 (the earliest catalogue is 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. Private owner's book label dated "December, 1885" (with name erased from it) affixed to front paste-down, cloth lightly worn at head and tail of spine panel and several corner tips, touch of rubbing to joints, front panel faintly mottled, a few tiny white (paint?) specks on spine panel, a clean, bright, very good copy with tight, uncracked inner hinges. A well above average copy of an uncommon book rarely found in nice condition. (#75573) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Bradley's Atlas of the World for Commercial and Library Reference

      Wm. M. Bradley & Bro., Philadelphia 1885 - Elephant folio. Three-quarter leather over red cloth with gold-lettering on cover and spine. All gilt edges. Complete American and foreign atlas, includes all of the United States as of 1885. Illustrated with 75 lightly colored double-page maps. Each map followed by an Index. Heavy water staining and age wear on binding, tearing and chipping on spine. Front board with first few pages, and back board detached but present. Contents page creased with five-inch closed tear. Heavy creasing, chipping and closed tears on title-page, closed tears and some chipping on first map. Typewritten sheet with information on each map tipped-in on inside of front board. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        View Showing Orange and Lemon Groves and Residence of Jos. W. Wolfskill, Between Alameda and San Pedro Streets, Los Angeles, Cal.

      Thompson & West, Oakland, Cal. 1885 - Lithograph by C.L. Smith & Co., Oakland, California, published by Thompson & West, "View Showing Orange and Lemon Groves and Residence of Jos. W. Wolfskill, Between Alameda and San Pedro Streets, Los Angeles, Cal." Joseph Wolfskill was the son of William Wolfskill, a frontiersman who came to California from Kentucky in 1831 and who is considered the father of the early citrus industry. Sheet size: 11 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches

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        William T. Sherman Talks Politics, Religion, and Princeton-Yale Football with a Suitor

      1885 - Five Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs. Mary Audenried, widow of Sherman's former Chief of Staff. 18 pages, April 21, 1885 - February 8, 1887. "Rachel went to Princeton last week. Thanksgiving Day - to witness the ball play - the day was horrid and she has been under the weather ever since having taken cold."Sherman, during an affair with a young widow, advises her on handling her teenage daughter: "Let her play her own game.Tell her to take her own way and you choose yours. If she becomes a nun she can do no harm and is dead to the world" while criticizing the power of the Catholic Church. He also muses about his own mortality, complains that he "shall not stay long" at his Senator-brother John's home because "there is too much politics there to suit my taste," and relates that his daughter caught a cold at the Yale-Princeton Thanksgiving Day football game. Historic BackgroundWilliam T. Sherman (1820-1891), a West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran, served as a corps commander under General Grant in successful Union campaigns down the Mississippi and in Tennessee, then took command of the western armies when Grant was reassigned to the Virginia theatre of war. His capture of Atlanta and subsequent "March to the Sea" through Georgia, was followed by a swift campaign north through the Carolinas to force the surrender of the last major Confederate army. He was Commanding General of the U.S. Army from 1869-1883.In 1850, 30-year-old William T. Sherman married 26-year-old Ellen Boyle Ewing (1824-1888); they had four daughters and four sons. Mary Colket was 18 when she married 24-year-old Joseph C. Audenried in 1863. In 1867, they had a daughter, Florence. Audenried was a staff officer with General Grant at Vicksburg and General Sherman to Atlanta and on the "March to the Sea." He remained with Sherman for the rest of his life, in the Indian Wars in the West and then on to Washington when Sherman became Commanding General. Col. Audenried was 41 when he died in 1880. In "Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman" (Random House: New York, 1995), biographer Michael Fellman writes of an affair between Sherman and Col. Audenried's widow, 25 years younger than the General. The earliest of these five letters was written by the 65-year-old married General to the 40-year-old widow in 1885. Sherman's wife was 64 when she died in 1888.1. "With Catholics the church is Greater than God himself and they will abandon Father & Mother if the Church Commands."Autograph Letter Signed ("Affectionately / W. T. Sherman"), 3-1/2 pages, 5-1/4" x 7-3/4. St. Louis, April 21, 1885. "I have read your letter carefully and now write to repeat my advice of this morning that you allow Florence [her 18-year-old daughter] rope. Let her play her own game.Tell her to take her own way and you choose yours. If she becomes a nun she can do no harm and is dead to the world. Natures God intended all women to be mothers but if all breed too fast, wars, pestilence and famine come to destroy the surplus.I confess that I feared Florence would err on the other side, but if she has been indoctrinated let her go her course - you keep up your house ready & willing to afford her at all times a safe refuge.I remember well my feelings when Tom [29-year-old son, Thomas Ewing Sherman, his eldest living son] left me, his sisters & all for the Church and my judgment remains the same that it was an awful crime against nature for I had a right to depend on him in my old age to look after those dependent on me. I hope Cump [18-year-old son, Philemon Tecumseh Sherman, his youngest child] will take his place but even in that I have not absolute confidence."2. "Nearly every body agreed that St Louis was looking up - surely it is time, for ever since 1861, it has been behind."Autograph Letter Signed ("Most affectionately / W. T. Sherman"), 4 pages, 5-1/2" x 9-1/4". Army Building, on Houston & Green, New York, November 2, 1886. "I got b. (See website for full description)

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        Dictionary of National Biography (63 Volumes) + Supplement Volumes I - III and Index

      London: MacMillan & Company 1885-1912. () pagination varies. Good, no dust jacket. Total 70 Quarto Volumes in original cloth with wear and tears at top and bottom of spines and some wear to extremities, library markings on spine and internally. Still a solid reading copy. Please inquire for shipping cost due to weight..

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