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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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        Robin Hood: a Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw. to Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life by Joseph Ritson; with Eighty Wood Engravings by Bewick.: . .printed on China Paper, Also Nine Etchins from Original Paintings by A. H. Tourrier and E. Buckman

      London, J. C. Nimmo 1885 - Plates tissue-guarded; others mounted. Subjects: Robin Hood (Legendary character) --Poetry. Ballads, English--England--Texts. Songs, English--England--Texts. Outlaws--Poetry. Number 85 of a limited print of 300 only. Contemporary gilt-blocked vellum-backed green boards. Armorial motif in gilt to the front panel. Edges slightly dulled and dust-toned. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 400 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Robin Hood : A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw. To Which are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life By Joseph Ritson. With Eighty Wood Engraving By Thomas Bewick

      John C. Nimmo, London 1885 - Quarter gilt decorated parchment vellum over dark green cloth with gilt bow and sword to front panel. Top edge gilt, others deckled. Limited edition number 69 of 300 copies printed for England. 400 pages preceded by 118 page preface, life of Robin Hood and Notes and Illustrations plus 29 page publisher's catalogue dated February 1885 in rear. 80 wood engravings by Thomas Bewick and 9 etchings from original paintings by A.H. Tourrier and E. Buckman. Some wear and minor staining to vellum, but overall a very sharp, near fine copy. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Robin Hood: a Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw. to Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life by Joseph Ritson; with Eighty Wood Engravings by Bewick.: . .printed on China Paper, Also Nine Etchins from Original Paintings by A. H. Tourrier and E. Buckman

      London, J. C. Nimmo 1885 - Plates tissue-guarded; others mounted. Subjects: Robin Hood (Legendary character) --Poetry. Ballads, English--England--Texts. Songs, English--England--Texts. Outlaws--Poetry. Number 85 of a limited print of 300 only. Contemporary gilt-blocked vellum-backed green boards. Armorial motif in gilt to the front panel. Edges slightly dulled and dust-toned. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 400 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      London, Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1885. Small octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Some light browning to page edges otherwise a fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sonnets

      Evesham - W. and H. Smith, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce locally imprinted collection of sonnets by Herbert New, inscribed by the author. First edition. A copperplate inscription to title page reads Rev. Thomas Hinks, with H. N. 's kind regards. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright with the odd slight mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        L'Allemagne illustrée. Géographie, Histoire, Administration, Statistique. Avec la Collaboration de M. Ch. Lassailly. Illustrations par Hubert Clerget. Cartes et Plans gravés par Erhard.

      Jules Rouff & Cie., Paris, 1885 - 5 Bände. Paris, Jules Rouff & Cie. 1885-88. 4° (287 x 206 mm). Zusammen ca. 3.200 Seiten mit ca. 200 halbseitigen Textholzstichen, 95 ganzseitigen Holzstich-Tafeln sowie 100 doppelseitigen farbig lithographierten Karten und Plänen ausserhalb der Paginierung. Zeitgenössische dunkelgrüne Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Etwas gebräunt, stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt aber gut erhalten. Reich illustriertes, gesuchtes Werk, das Stadtansichten, Pläne und Karten des damaligen Deutschen Reiches enthält, also incl. der ehemaligen Ostgebiete, 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. Gegliedert ist das Werk nach den politisch-geographischen Territorien. Die ganzseitigen Tafeln zeigen zumeist eine Stadtansicht mit einem Wappen oben in der Mitte. Zeitgenössische dunkelgrüne Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      Charles Webster & Company, New York 1885 - 647 pages. First edition, deluxe full leather, two volume set. Both volumes bound in full morocco leather, with marbled end papers and outside edges, and gold gilt title on spine. Grant did not live long enough to sign any copies of the book, but all have his facsimile inscription and signature. These volumes are dedicated to the American Soldier and Sailor. New York City ~ May 23, 1885". Very good books with light scuffing to the covers and some wear to the corners. Volume one has a split (2") along the top front gutter. Two beautiful copies! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier Des Grieux, par l'Abbé Prévost. Préface de Guy de Maupassant.

      Librairie Artistique, H. Launette 1885 - Illustrations de Maurice Leloir, un des 75 exemplaires sur Japon (n° 59) avec triple suite des eaux-fortes et avec une suite des vignettes tirées à part sur Japon, 1 vol. fort in-4 (32,5 x 24 cm) en feuillets sous chemise en plein maroquin bordeaux et étui bordé, dos lisse orné, encadrement ornementés - reprenant les compositions de Maurice Leloir - dorés sur plats, gardes de soie bordée, chasses richement ornées, chemise signé L. Godet, Lyon, Librairie Artistique, H. Launette, Paris, 1885, XX pp. (faux-titre; frontispice, titre rouge et noir orné du portrait de Manon, "Collaborateurs", préface et "Avis de l'auteur"), 1 f. (table des eaux-fortes), 1f. (faux-titre de la première partie); 203 pp. et 2 ff. n. ch. (tables de matières et achevé d'imprimer), avec triple suite des 14 eaux fortes (12 + les 2 mises en vente postérieurement en 1886, avec la couverture de livraison conservée), et suite des 225 vignettes tirées à part sur Japon Magnifique exemplaire du tirage de tête sur Japon (après 40 autres Japon enrichis d'une aquarelle originale) bien complet de la triple suite des 14 eaux fortes (les 12 initiales ainsi que les 2 mises en vente postérieurement en 1886, avec la couverture de la livraison supplémentaire conservée), et de la suite des 225 vignettes. Il s'agit du premier tirage des illustrations de Maurice Leloir, et de l'édition originale de la belle préface de Guy de Maupassant. L'ensemble est parfaitement conservé dans une superbe chemise en plein maroquin bordeaux signée L. Godet (Lyon), établie dans le style des ornementations de Maurice Leloir. Bel exemplaire (dos passé, non coupé). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        ALS.

      N. p., 19. VI. 1885. - 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. Thanking an unnamed addressee for sending her a book which she received at the moment of her departure for Prague, and which she thus could read during the train ride: "Merci de m'avoir aidé à passer agréablement les longues heures de solitude en waggon et croyez qu je vous suis fort obligée [.]". - On stationery with embossed letterhead and signature "Désireé" (facsimile, in gold embossing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Le charivari 1885, année complète

      1885 - Deux volumes in folio (31 x 44 cm), reliés, demi basane noire, dos long orné de filets dorés, portant titre et année dorés, non paginés, 365 numéros de 4 pages ; reliures très frottées avec manques papier et quelques épidermures, coiffes et coins usés, quelques rousseurs, déchirures réparées sur la première page du second volume, trace brunie importante sur deux page du premier volume, sinon intérieur plutôt frais et en bon état. Collectif [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        TRENTE-DEUX ANS A TRAVERS L'ISLAM (1832-1864), 2 TOMES

      Librairie de Firmin Didot et Cie 1885 - RO40179821: 508 pages pour le tome I et 503 pages pour le tome II. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du tome I (portrait). Illustré de gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Etiquettes annotées sur les 1ers plats. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Couvertures muette avec tissus collés sur les dos et les coins. PLats très frottés. Ouvrage rare. Tome I: Algérie - Abd-el-Kader Tome II: Mission à la Mecque, Le Maréchal Bugeaud en Afrique. Léon Roches: Ministre plénipotentiaire en retraite, Ancien secrétaire de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, Ancien interprète en chef de l'armée d'Afrique. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 297-Islam et religions dérivées [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands.

      Pub. Sampson Lowe. 1885 - pp.44 plus 44 fine chromolithographed plates by the author. In original gilt decorated boards. Some marks on covers. Spine re-laid and skilful repairs to bottom corner of rear board. Corners of boards were repaired to same standard at the same time and the internal hinges (and binding overall) strengthened. Title page with a little foxing and plate one with a few fine spots (maybe paint) all other plates are generally very clean with some of the earlier ones with finger marks to borders. Bottom edges of boards rubbed. Overall a very good copy of this scarce book. Folio. Isabella Simpson was born in Scotland. She spent some of her life in New Zealand and after marrying moved to Hawaii. From an early age she showed artistic promise and painted flowers both in New Zealand and later in Hawaii. This was the first book to illustrate flowers from Hawaii in colour. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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        Oeuvres complétes].

      Édition nationale, J Lemonnyer, G. Richard et C.ie, 1885-1895., Paris, - 45 volumi in-4° (cm. 27,7), legature coeve in m. pelle rossa e angoli (legatoria Torriani di Milano), dorsi con nervi e titoli in oro (usure), tagli superiori dorati, risguardi marmorizzati (conservate le brossure editoriali); carte in ottimo stato (bruniture marginali) con più di 250 tavole illustrative f.t. protette da veline parlanti e oltre 2000 testatine incise n.t. protette da semplici veline, il tutto realizzato da 184 artisti diversi. Edizione mastodontica delle opere del letterato francese in un bell'insieme completo.«Remarquable pubblication très cotée» [Carteret IV, 207]. Agli ultimi 2 tomi vi sono le biografie (Louis Ulbach,Le vie de Vicytor Hugo, Paris Testard 1886, e Camille Pelletan, Victor Hugo homme politique, Paris Testard 1891). Esemplare molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Dramatic Works of Shakespeare (8 Volumes)

      Chatto & Windus, London 1885 - An eight volume set. On the fep to Volume 1 are the words: "Only 250 copies of this Edition of SHAKESPARE'S PLAYS have been printed. This is No.82". Maroon cloth hardbacks with titles on labels on spines. The covers are worn/blemished and the labels soiled. Label to Volume VII partly missing. Each volume has in excess of 340pp. B/w frontispiece of Shakespeare in Volume I. The books are unread to the extent that the top page edges have remained joined - i.e. literally uncut. Vertical and bottom page edges slightly rough cut. Tiny 'dog-ears' to bottom corners of a few pages in Volume III. A rare item that would be a worthy candidate for restoration. Fair. Please contact direct both to discuss suggested price and also P&P. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Makovski Books]
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        Le Pape.

      A. Quantin, Paris 1885 - Grand in-4 ( 325x230 mm ) de 100 pages, demi chagrin chocolat, titre doré sur dos à 4 nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures gaufrées conservées.Ouvrage illustré de 21 compositions dessinées et gravées par Jean-Paul Laurens.Exemplaire n° 37, un des 50 sur papier Japon, comprenant trois états des planches dont l'un en bistre. Illustrés

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        Mathias Sandorf

      J. Hetzel et Cie, Paris 1885 - Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., 1885. First edition, with cartonnage type au ballon avec titre sur fond argent. All Edges Gilt. 111 illustrations and one map by Leon Benett; this copy also does have the letter to Alexandre Dumas, on the leaf following the title page. Text in French. 11" x 7 1/4", 552 pp. Spine shows notable fade (see scan); some wear at joints and front hinge; light foxing on occasional leaves throughout, most notable at title page (scan); two modest tape stains at endpapers, two earlier owner's names as well, one having been crossed out. Textblock in quite handsome and sturdy condition, with the above-mentioned occasional light spot of foxing. Overall, Good Plus, a tad short of about very good. Verne showed a bit of feel for socialistic theory in this adventure tale of a member of nobility whose innate values lead him to side with Magyar rebels in Hungary in a time of revolution. A scarce true first edition, preceding, of course, the English language firsts. Please see scans. LG6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hunting Trips of a Ranchman; Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

      New York & London: Putnam 1885 - No. 319 of 500 numbered copies of the Medora Edition. 8 1/8 in. x 11 ¼ in. i-xvi; 318 pp. Illustrated with 7 Japan-proof impressions by J.C. Beard, 4 India-proof etchings by R. Swain Gifford, and 20 plates by A.B. Frost, et al. Frontispiece. Custom bound by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, U.K. in a dark-green cloth with morocco spine and corner-pieces; five raised bands on the spine; gilt titling and decorations. Top-edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Heraldic bookplate with motto: "Mente Manuque" ("With heart and hand"). Later owner's small label on rear paste-down. Light wear to cover corners and edges; some scattered tan-spotting to flyleaves. Weighs 5 ½ lbs. Adams Herd 1949. Howes R430. Graff 3560. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine effectué par une Commission Française présidée par le Capitaine de Frégate Doudart de Lagrée - Relation empruntée au Journal "Le Tour du Monde" revue et annotée par Léon Garnier.

      Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1885. - 1 volume in-8, XV-662 pp., reliure demi basane à coins, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, petit manque de papier angulaire sur le plat de couverture, rousseurs légères habituelles mais bon état général. Ouvrage richement illustré de 311 gravures sur bois d'après les croquis de Louis Delaporte et accompagné de 2 cartes dépliantes in fine. Parution en 1 volume du récit de Voyage de la Mission d'Exploration du Mékong, dirigée par Doudart de Lagrée qui périra en Chine. Cette édition fait suite à la monumentale édition de 1873, accompagnée de ses 2 volumes d'atlas. Sans doute le plus bel ouvrage sur l'Indochine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine effectué par une commission Française presidée par le Capitaine de Frégatte Doudart de Lagree.

      Hachette et Cie., Paris 1885 - Contemporary leather over marbled boards, 4to, pp. 6, xv, 662. Well over 200 wood engravings in the text, of which about 50 full page with a blank reverse side. Two folding maps bound at the end. Rebacked with the original spine laid down, new endpapers, name (Capitaine R. Carteros ?) handwritten in top margin of title page, a few strokes and remarks in pencil, as well as a few occasional spots, but the contents overall very clean. The folding maps with some closed tears, repaired with Japanese paper and some larger closed tears on the folds which have not been repaired. He returned to France, where he fought in the war against Prussia and then returned to Indochina. He was killed in a battle near Hanoi in 1873. The full official account of the expedition was published in 1873, following its appearance in abridged form in 1871, 1872 and 1873 in Le Tour du Monde. This account by Garnier was edited by his son Leon. Extensively illustrated after drawings by Louis Delaporte, the artist on the expedition. Cordier Indosinica 1013. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Iskandar Books]
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        Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué par une commission française présidée par le Capitaine de frégate Doudart de Lagrée,

      P., Hachette 1885, - in-8, XV-662 pp., orné de 211 gravures sur bois d'après les croquis de Delaporte et de 2 grandes cartes dépliantes en couleur in-fine, reliure demi-basane à coins, dos lisse (reliure moderne). Après avoir participé à la campagne de Chine de 1860 auprès de l'amiral Charner, Francis Garnier fut appelé en 1866 pour l'expédition du Mékong comme second de Doudart de Lagrée, expédition dont il prit le commandement à la mort de ce dernier. Le but était de trouver une voie navigable pour commercer. L'expédition passa par Angkor, le Laos, la Birmanie, le Tonkin, mais ce fut finalement la rencontre au Yunnan de Jean Dupuis qui fit opter pour le Fleuve rouge comme lien fluvial entre le Yunnan et la mer, par le détroit du Tonkin. Delaporte, à qui l'on doit les illustrations, faisait également parti de l'expédition. Cachet ex-libris sur le titre et le faux-titre. (Cordier, 1013)

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        Kyodo Risshi Ki (Paragons of Instruction and Success)

      Matsuki Heikichi 1885 - (c) 1885. 36 x 25 cm. Folding, silk-bound original Meiji era (1868-1912) Japanese wood-block prints (36, one double-panel.) Ink on rice-paper. Various artists, including Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu, Shinsei Kobayashi Kiyochika, and Toshihide. Patterned green-and-gold silk boards with blocked-out space on front for title paste-down. First panel is a vibrantly coloured, western inspired illustration by Chikanobu, depicting a royal procession. Later prints are adorned with rich blue decorative borders, explanatory cartouches in Japanese Kanji, and artist signatures with seals. Noticeable is the heavy use of blue shades; a technique referred to as Aizuri printing, which relied on the use of imported Prussian blue ink, a brighter and longer-lasting pigment than the native vegetable-based ink. This style of printing, initially implemented in response to sumptuary laws which limited the number of colours that could be used in a print, quickly became a commercial success in Japan. The collected prints focus on people rather than landscapes, and range greatly in subject matter, including children, Chonin (town-people,) Geishas (art-people) and Samurai (warriors.) The collection is translated as being Paragons of Instruction and SuccessPlate 1: Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu. Royal procession; horse drawn carriages and soldiers. Crowd stands in background with banners. Title cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. No border. Details hand-colored. Minor ink loss on lower left panel. Plate 2: Kobayashi Kiyochika. The journalist Fukuchi Gen Ichiro. The publisher, Matsuki Heikichi, was commended by the government for its noble theme. The prints accompanying text outlines Fukuchis inspirational life. The print depicts Gen Ichiro in front of a group of soldiers climbing a mountain side during the Satsuma Rebellion. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minimal fading to page.Plate 3: Toshihide. Teacher on a pedestal lecturing a group of pupils. A large tree stands in the near background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner Two-toned decorative border. Minimal wear.Plate 4: Toshihide. Geisha preparing a bath. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.Plate 5: Unknown artist. Painter at work, under the supervision of his master. A large, bordered mural is on the back wall. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Brush stroke-style shadow detail behind the artist. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.Plate 6: Unknown artist (same as plate 5.) Village person standing outside. Two others are outside in the background standing under a porch roof. Colorful foliage in the background. Details on kimono hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Slight scuffing to edges. Minimal fading.Plate 7: Unknown artist (same as plate 5 & 6.) Two children and their mother standing outside of their home. A tree and mountains in the background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature in lower left corner. Lacking seal. Two-toned decorative border.Plate 8: Unkown artist (new.) A wealthy man and 3 companions. Minimalistic background contrasted by vivid colors and detail of the womens kimonos. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in middle right side. Two-toned decorative border.Plate 9: Yoshi Mune. A woman and her daughter walking outdoors. A large structure and a deer in the background. Brush-stroke shadow effects on background mountains and sky. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.Plate 10: Unknown artist. A man standing outside of a home. Inside, one man and the shadow of another can [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Napoli. Pallonetto S. Lucia.

      Napoli, ca. 1885, albumen print, 19,7 x 25,1 cm, photograph no. 2208. KEYWORDS:italy / napoli

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        The Gladding Fire Apparatus Manufacturing Company of Rhode Island: An Early 20th Century Fire Fighting Archive Collection

      (Rhode Island). [1885-1925]. A collection of approximately 10 Autograph and Typed letters, 20 business manuscripts, 18 mechanical drawings and blueprints, and 14 printed brochures, broadsheets, trade cards, etc., from The Gladding Fire Apparatus Manufacturing Company. Also included are 2 select water faucets and 3 important items of fire fighting equipment manufactured by the company in the early 20th Century. The company's founder, Jesse G. Gladding of Rhode Island, was an inventor and manufacturer of various fire fighting equipment (shut-off pipes, valves, combination spanner, hook, and hose carriers; etc.), faucets, and waterproof boots and clothing. Many of his patented inventions revolutionized the industry. The correspondence, office manuscripts, and printed materials are in overall very good condition. They were part of Gladding's working files, and are annotated with numerous marginal notes in his hand. Also included are working drafts and drawings in pen and pencil, product descriptions, and correspondence relating to his ideas and inventions. Most of the original drawings and printed mechanical designs are in overall good or better condition; the two largest rolled sheets and the blueprints are fair only. A unique collection that documents Gladding's most important inventions and related business of the firm over a thirty year period. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press,, 1885. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder. Quarto. Original grey cloth with bevelled edges, titles and elaborate decoration to spine and upper board in black and gilt, illustrated pastedowns, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, title page, and 53 plates. Bookplate. Cloth rubbed and dulled, corners and ends of spine worn, worn spot to spine titles. A very good copy. Originally published in 1884. Elihu Vedder (1836–1923) was an American artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder was known for his allegorical paintings of women; he also produced glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. His edition of the Rubáiyát was so popular that the first edition sold out in six days and made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator.

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        Fille Arabe.

      ca.1885, albumen print, 19,8 x 26 cm, photograph no 305. KEYWORDS:egypt / cairo

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        Stockholm. Panorama.

      ca. 1885, original phtotograph, albumen print, 16,8 x 127 cm in 3 parts.on mount. KEYWORDS:sweden / stockholm

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        La décoratión arabe. Décors muraux. Plafonds. Mosaiques. Dallages. Boiseires. Vitraux. Étoffes. Tapis. Reliures. Faiences. Ornements divers. Extraits du grand ouvrage L'art arabe

      André, Daly fils, Paris 1885 - Gran folio, (3) hoj., 110 láms. color (27 dobles), impresas sobre cartulina. Media piel, puntas, nervios, lomo cuajado, hilos dorados en planos. Cortes dorados. Ex-libris. Magnífica encuadernación. Hermosísima edición de estas impactantes láminas, impresas en cromolitografía sobre cartulina, con muestras de dibujos árabes de decoración mural, textil, en porcelanas, alfombras, encuadernaciones, mosaicos, etc. El volumen está extractado del libro "L'art arabe", del mismo autor, gran egiptólogo francés, que preparó este título en sucesivos viajes a Egipto. Buen ejemplar. Arte árabe. Artes aplicadas. Artes decorativas. Arabian art. Applied arts. Decorative arts.

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      Longmans, Green, London 1885 - 12mo. . Inscribed on front fly leaf "To Miss Pigot with every kind wish from M. I. Stevenson, May 1885". A fine association copy presented to a friend of Mrs. Stevenson soon after the book was published. After the death of Stevenson's father, he and his mother were often together. She accompanied him to America when he spent some time at Saranac and on his voyage through the South Sea Islands which followed. When he settled in Samoa, she became a permanent member of the household.Miss Pigot went to India at the age of seventeen and worked there as a missionary. In November 1882 charges had been made "against the moral character" of Ms. Mary Pigot, then Superintendent of the Female Mission in Calcutta, The charges were brought in a document given to the Rev. William Hastie, who had been dismissed from his post as Principal of the Foreign Missions College in Calcutta, in 1883. He had appealed the charges "want of tact and tempers and his discourtesy" and in spite of an eight hour speech in his defense lost the appeal. Mr. Hastie had sent the charges to the Foreign Missions Committee with a post script in effect confirming the charges. The Committee handed the paper to Ms. Pigot who happened to be in Edinburgh on a visit. She returned to Calcutta and raised a libel action against Hastie. She finally won the case and Hastie was found guilty of malicious libel. The Commissioners had investigated the accusation against Ms. Pigot and found "the only serious charge brought home to Miss Pigot was that she had unwittingly appointed a Roman Catholic as matron of the orphanage, and had retained her services after she knew the fact that she was not a Protestant". . This was Miss Pigot's chief fault and it is said that the Commissioners "saw no reason to believe that she tolerated any known impropriey, and they have a strong impression, from what they have learned elsewhere, that the orphanage was no worse off in respect to its native agents than all other mission of similar character." Fanny wrote to her mother-in-law in May, 1884 "He [Stevenson] was greatly taken up with the Miss Pigot triumph, and wrote her a short note when he first heard of it, to say so." Miss Pigot wrote in July, 1884 "Mrs. T. Stevenson has made me her debtor for many years. And my intense appreciation of literature has bound me in full homage to her gifted son whose gem of a letter is a treasure to possess."A fine copy in the preferred binding in which the apostrophe in the word "Child's" on the spine has a curved tail, quite scarce thus. Other copies of the first, and second, editions as well, have been noted on which this apostrophe resembles a small figure seven. [Beinecke 192. Hayward 297. Booth and Mehew The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, v. IV pp. 71, 79. Yale Letters, Letter 1005. Lewis and Mills, Feminist Postcolonial Theory.ÊKent, Converting Women.] Lower spine edge slightly rubbed, a tad cocked, else fine original blue cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, in half blue morocco slipcase by Sangorski Inscribed on front fly leaf ÒTo Miss Pigot with every kind wish from M. I. Stevenson, May 1885Ó [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings at the Conference of the Hebrew Relief Associations of the United States, had on July 13th and 14th, 1885, at Harmonie Hall, in the City of St. Lousi, there assembled by representatives, in pursuance to the follwoing call issued by the United Hebrew Relief Association of St. Louis.

      Woodward & Tiernan, engravers and printes, St. Louis, MO 1885 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 3. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES

      Longmans 1885 - First edition, first issue. 12mo. Original blue cloth with bevelled edges. Gilt lettering on the spine and gilt stamped publisher's device on the upper cover. Top edge gilt and page edges untrimmed, one page badly opened with short tear to edge. A fine, bright copy. One of 1000 copies in the first edition. This volume of poetry has provided us with some of the best loved verses for children, including "Bed in Summer", "The Land of Nod", "My Shadow" and "The Land of Counterpane". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Child's Garden of Verses.

      London: Longmans, Green, 1885. - Publisher's presentation copy, with their round blind-stamp on the title page. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Beinecke 193; NCBEL III, 1005. Edges slightly rubbed; cloth a little soiled; very nice copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Salon de 1885. Etude par O. Mirbeau.Publié sous la direction de F.-G. Dumas.

      Ludovic Baschet - Galerie des artistes Modernes, Paris 1885 - Un volume in-folio 33x46cm sous portefeuille toilé et illustré de l'éditeur. Contenant : 28 pages de texte sur velin fort comportant 29 reproductions imprimées en noir et blanc in et hors texte et 19 planches folio photogravées, titrées sur les serpentes. Imprimé par Claude Motteroz. Titre doré sur le plat et au dos. Motif floral imprimé sur le plat. Toile légèrement frottée sur les charnières, plus nettement au niveau des coiffes avec petite déchirure 2mm en pied. Très bon état des feulliets de texte. Très bon état des planches, rares rousseurs en marge. LE COMMENTAIRE DU LIBRAIRE. Critique féroce de l'académisme, du naturalisme et de l'orientalisme qui occupent presque exclusivement le salon, dont Mirbeau distingue principalement Puvis de Chavannes auquel il consacre un long passage élogieux, et bien entendu Rodin. On peut lire aussi sous la plume de Mirbeau un hymne étonnant au christianisme dont les peintres en religion, pleins de pâte et sans âme, ne transmettent rien. Les oeuvres reproduites en planches folio hors texte sont : Toudouze, Pavane - Lhermitte, Le vin - Pelez, Un martyr - Boulanger, Porteur d'eau juif - Guillou, Le canot de Grand-père - Adan, L'anniversaire - Béraud, Les fous - Monvel, L'apothéose - Brouillet, La tana - Brown, Retour de chasse à l'arquebuse - Cain, Marie-Antoinette sortant de la Conciergerie - Casanova y Esparach, Les derniers moments de Philippe II - Clairin, Après la victoire - Escalier, L'andante - Geoffroy, Le lavabo à l'école maternelle - Gilbert, L'après-midi dans un marché parisien - Guillaumet, Les fileuses de laine - Mercier, Michel-Ange étudiant l'anatomie - Rochegrosse, La Jacquerie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dynamiter. [More New Arabian Nights] Containing; Prologue of the Cigar Divan, Challoner's adventure: The Squire of Dames, Story of the Destroying Angel, The Squire of Dames (Concluded), Somerset's adventure: The Superfluous Mansion, Narrative of The Spirited Old Lady, The Superfluous Mansion (Continued), Zero's Tale of The Explosive Bomb, The Superfluous Mansion (Continued), Desborough's adventure: The Brown Box, Story of The Fair Cuban, The Brown Box (Concluded), The Superfluous Mansion (Concluded), Epilogue of the Cigar Divan

      London, Longmans Green and Co. 1885, 1885. FIRST EDITION. Octavo., pp. 207. The fragile wrappers issue in publisher's pale blue illustrated card covers. Text block is clean and tight, covers a little marked, tastefully respined with neat repair to one corner. Scarce. An attractive copy of an important title, housed in a gilt-titled cloth case. A Collection of wierd and wonderful short stories, written in collaboration with Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson. More classic fantasy-mystery tales from the 'New Arabian Nights' canon, published in April 1885, a few months before his most famous strange tale 'Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde' was let loose. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 33], Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [73], Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966)

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        Ein olympisches Spiel".

      [Vienna], 6-13 July 1885. - Folio. 33 ff. German ms. on paper. Green cloth (c. 1950) with giltstamped cover title. Narrative of an Austrian captain stationed in Arad (now Romania) about the operation of the local brothel and their life there. Much of the lewd account is dedicated to a so-called "Olympic Festival", a staged public defloration termed "baptism", after the passing of which obscene rite the deflowered girls became full members of the house: "Nun rief die Oberpriesterin: Das Opfer sei vollbracht! - In diesem Momente rauschte die Musik starker um das Ächzen des Mädchens unhörbar zu machen, das elektrische Licht warf seinen vollen Glanz mit möglichster Intensität auf den Opferaltar. Der Jüngling begann mit voller Kraft gegen die Pforte des Heiligthumes der Liebe vorzudringen. Man sah deutlich die konvulsivischen Zuckungen aller Muskel der Jungfrau und nach wenigen, aber markigen Stößen übertonte ein, von heftigem Schmerze ausgepreßtes - Ach! - der Jungfrau die melodischen Töne der Musik, denn der Sieg war errungen, die Pforte zum Tempel der Liebe und Wonne war geöffnet. Noch ein kräftiger Stoß und der Szepter der Liebe war bis an sein Ende im Heiligthume der Wollust weich gebettet [.]". - Inserted in the account of the "baptism" of fourteen-year-old Irma is a digression on Hungarian erotic tradition and superstition. - Tear in title page restored. Well-legible manuscript with numerous corrections and revisions by the author. Occasional slight finger and dust staining; traces of horizontal and vertical folds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT [and] SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS

      Printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only, Benares 1885 - A Fine Copy in Morocco of the First Printing ofBurton's Unexpurgated "Arabian Nights". 254 x 159 mm (10 x 6 1/4"). Together, 16 volumes. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. Very pleasing rose colored crushed half morocco over buckram boards by Brian Frost & Co. (signed on verso of front endpaper of each volume), raised bands, spine panels with gilt floral centerpiece or titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Title pages printed in red and black. Penzer, pp. 114 (volumes 1-10), 115-16 (supplemental volumes, 11-16). First and last few leaves of each volume generally with light foxing (a few of these leaves a bit more foxed), the text a shade less than bright because of paper stock chosen, but still A VERY FINE COPY, the especially lustrous binding without fault, and with no signs of use internally. Probably derived from Egyptian and Persian origins, the "Arabian Nights' Entertainment," or "The Thousand and One Nights" has as its framework the story of a king who kills successive wives on the morning after the consummation of their marriage. The fatal pattern is broken by the wily Scheherazade, who enthralls her husband (and the reader) with stories so pleasing that her life is spared. The stories first appeared in a European language with the publication of a French translation by Antoine Galland early in the 18th century, and they were first done into English, with some omissions, by Edward William Lane in 1838-41. The present famous translation by Burton is the first unexpurgated version. The work was privately printed, as its erotic nature was much too explicit for the general Victorian audience. In any case, this very substantial undertaking is "by far the most celebrated of all of his books. . . . As a monument of his Arabic learning and his encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern life, this translation was his greatest achievement." (Britannica) Although the binding here is not especially decorative, it obviously has been done by able craftsmen using good quality materials. And the book has apparently been the property of very careful (or very strait-laced) owners, because it appears to have been virtually untouched. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BULLETTINO DI PALETNOLOGIA ITALIANA fondato e diretto da G. CHIERICI, L. PIGORINI E P. STROBEL (12 annate complete dal 1885 al 1908), Parma, Battei Luigi, 1885

      - formato 16 x 24, le brossure necessitano di restauri e magari rilegature (nel prezzo ne abbiamo tenuto conto) Sono presenti numerose illustrazioni dell'epoca ed anche tante tavole fuori testo con reperti straordinari di ritrovamenti lungo gli anni (specialmente nella regione emliana con localit? anche di Parma e Reggio Emilia) Le edizioni sono strettamente legate all'autorevolezza ed alle grandi conoscenze dei tre protagonisti PIGORINI LUIGI (Fontanellato 1842-Padova 1925) insigne studioso ed uomo politico al quale è intitolato un grande museo a Parma ED E' CONSIDERATO IL PADRE DELLA PALETNOLOGIA ITALIANA.- CHIERICI GAETANO (Reggio Emilia 1819- ivi 1886) etnologo italiano assai importante, Istitui il Museo di Reggio Emilila. DE STROBEL PELLEGRINO (Milano 1821-Traversetolo PR 1895) Grandissimo naturalista figlio del DE STROBEL consigliere amministrartivo della amata duchessa MARIA LUIGIA . Fu anche docente di mineralogia, geologia e zoologia alla Universit? di Parma-. Fondò a Buenos Aires la facolt? di Scienze Naturali e compi' numerosi viaggi esplorativi in PATAGONIA. Questo insieme risulta essere assai raro e con argomenti e tavole ricercate. ANNO XI - 1885 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.196 ANNO XII - 1886 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.264 ANNO XIII - 1887 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.208 ANNO XIV - 1888 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.212 ANNO XV - 1889 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.236 ANNO XVI - 1890 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.216 ANNO XXIX- 1903 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.244 ANNO XXX - 1904 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.320. ANNO XXXI- 1905 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.228 ANNO XXXII-1906 - completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.292 ANNO XXXIII 1907- completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.237 ANNO XXXIV 1908- completo di 12 numeri con indici tot. pag.215 il lotto di queste 12 annate viene offerto in blocco a

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        LES ENFANTS DU CAPITAINE GRANT. Voyage autour du monde (à la Bannière Bleue)

      1885 - un volume, relié cartonnage polychrome rouge "à la bannière bleue" grand in-octavo éditeur (275x180mm), toutes tranches dorées, (cartonnage "lenègre" du 7ème Type, suppressions des hachures noires en haut de la bannière, mention "Collection Hetzel" en bas de la bannière, plat Bizeauté, 2ème plat : macaron circulaire sur fond noir), dos trés légèrement insolé, premier plat signé "Souze", bord bizeauté, pages de garde bleu-gris, orné de 172 vignettes par Riou, gravées par Pannemaker, légères rousseurs habituelles, 624 pages , sans date (1885-1894) Paris Bibliothèque D'éducation et De Récréation Jules Hetzel et Cie Editeur, Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars,.Collection :"Les voyages extraordinaires.".RARE.cartonnage en bon état. ( good condition). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 560 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Chess Eccentricities

      Longmans, Green & Co, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel Du Touriste Photographie (2 volumes)

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1885 - Premiere Partie-half title, frontispiece "epreuve instantanee" of a sailing boat, printed tissue guard, xvi, 348, 67 figs. in text; Seconde Partie-half title. frontispiece photograph of a small boy in a sailor's uniform "epreuve par developpement sur papier au gelatinochlorure d'argent de la Maison Morgan et Kidd", printed tissue guard. title, x, 238, 19 figs. in text, Gauthier-Villars catalogue of works on photography, telegraphy, maths, physics. Original publisher's printed wrappers, titles to front and spine, booklist to rear, all edges uncut, wrappers dust stained and edge worn, with partial loss to front of vol.1 and spine, early gathers loose, partially detatched -collated complete, internally very good. Contemporary ephemera in vol 1; receipt issued by H. Carette, Fournitures Photographique, Paris, dated 1886 to M. de Savigny and part of a letter to Comte Charles de Savigny of Gimouille, (1836-1914) one-time Senator, dated 1886 from an insurance company (La Nievre) signed by its director. Produced to satisfy the needs of the new, amateur photographer, this work is very scarce - WorldCat recording only 4 copies of this edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Thompson Hall

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1885. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first separate edition of this Trollope story, also being the first illustrated book edition, rebound in three-quarter blue leather with complementary blue boards, spines lined, lettered, and dated in gilt, boards lined in gilt, and the top edge of each closed page block gilded as well, showing small corner rubs and having a short closed tear to the bottom of page 127 (the unnumbered verso of which shows advertisements). The story was first published in book form - without the illustrations - as part of the short story collection "Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices" (Isbister -1882) which collected five short stories previously published in magazines. ["Thompson Hall" had appeared in The Graphic's 1876 Christmas number under the title "Christmas at Thompson Hall" illustrated with eight vignettes.] Sampson Low later published the tale - including the illustrations used in The Graphic, which illustrations did not appear in the Isbister's 1882 short story collection - in this separate book-issue in its "Rose Library" and of it Sadleir states: "Although not really a first edition, this issue of Thompson Hall has come to rank as a Trollope item...." Sadleir further notes that "According to the advertisement of 'The Rose Library' the book was issued both in cloth gilt and in paper boards. I have never seen a cloth-bound copy." Perhaps the publisher ultimately decided that the market would not support a cloth-bound issue and so bound the tale only in paper boards, the fragility of which would aid in explaining the scarcity of this little book. We have seen only this copy in our over 35 years of diligent searching for Trollope scarties and rarities. A Very Good + copy of a quite scarce Trollope item. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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