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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade)

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

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

      Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885 - Original decorated green cloth. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415: With first issue points of pages 13, 57, and 143; second issue of title page, frontispiece, and page 155; and fourth issue of page 283. Also with McBride's first issue point on page 143. Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL's point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL). This copy has all three first printing points. Nineteenth century pink paper bookplate on the front pastedown with the word "Wing" and the number "1783." Hinges fine; some rubbing to gilt on the spine and a little to the cloth, mostly to the rear cover. Contents lightly foxed. Light wear to spine tips and corners. Very Good or better [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - 1st Edition

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

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        Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - 1st Edition

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

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer&#39;s Comrade). Webster edition

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

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

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

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

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

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        THOMAS BEWICK'S WORKS.

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

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        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]

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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]

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        A Child&#39;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.

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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. &#39;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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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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]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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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)

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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