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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]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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      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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        Les Nouvelles conquêtes de la Science.

      Paris: E. Girard et A. Boitte, sd (ca 1885) - 4 volumes in-4; L'Electricité: iv, 644p., 223 gravures et portraits; Grands tunnels et railways métropolitains: 644p., 214 gravures; Les Voies ferrées dans les deux mondes: [iv], 644p., 263 gravures; Isthmes et Canaux: [iv], 630p. dont table analytique pour les quatre volumes, 189 gravures. Cartonnage d'éditeur signé Engel, illustré par Souze d"un décor noir et or sur fond gris, tranches dorées. Quelques rousseurs pâles, dorures partiellement ternies, autrement un très bon ensemble. Une remarquable série qui présente un panorama des grandes réalisations d"ingénierie de la fin du XIXème siècle. Parmi les sujets traités, "Electricité": éclairage électrique, téléphone et microphone, moteurs électriques, expositions de Paris et de Munich. "Grands tunnels et railways": tunnels du Mont Cenis, du Mont Saint-Gothard, de l'Arlberg; tunnel sous-marin du Pas-de-Calais (tunnel sous la Manche) et railways métropolitains. "Voies ferrées": chemins de fer d'Europe, d'Amérique, d'Afrique, d'Asie et d'Australie. Le dernier volume "Isthmes et Canaux" comprend les canaux de Suez, Panama, Corinthe et Malacca, et la mer intérieure africaine. Les travaux du tunnel du Pas-de-Calais, débutés en 1875, furent arrêtés huit ans plus tard par l'Angleterre craignant pour sa sécurité. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Randall House (ABAA)]
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      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]

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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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      RICHARD BENTLEY & SON, LONDON 1885 - spine decorated in gilt, mabled foredges DATE PUBLISHED: 1885 EDITION: NEW EDITION 413 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dans la rue - Chansons et monologues ( Vol. I ) - Dans la rue - Chansons et monologues ( Vol. II ) - Dans la rue - Chansons et monologues ( Vol. III ) - Sur la route - Chansons et monologues

      Aristide Bruant ; Librairie Ernest Flammarion, Paris ; Château de Courtenay (Loiret) 1885 - 207 pp. + 207 pp. + 207 pp. + 207 pp., 4 volumes - Vol. I - In-12, reliure plein maroquin à gros grains marron, dos à 5 nerfs, cadres intérieurs de même maroquin ornés de neuf filets dorés et d'un filet à froid, contre-gardes et gardes de soie moirées beiges, tranches dorées sur témoins, couverture d'un seul tenant pliée et dos conservés (reliure signée MAYLANDER). Infimes frottements au dos de la reliure. Nombreux dessins in-texte et pleine page de Théophile-Alexandre STEINLEN. Musique dans le texte. Edition Originale. Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier du Japon (n° 20) numéroté et signé par l'auteur, seul grand papier. Publicité pour "Le Mirliton" conservée in-fine. Vol. II - In-12, reliure plein maroquin à gros grains marron, dos à 5 nerfs, cadres intérieurs de même maroquin ornés de neuf filets dorés et d'un filet à froid, contre-gardes et gardes de soie moirées beiges, tranches dorées sur témoins, couverture d'un seul tenant pliée et dos conservés (reliure signée MAYLANDER). Infimes frottements au dos de la reliure. Nombreux dessins in-texte et pleine page de Théophile-Alexandre STEINLEN. Musique dans le texte. Edition Originale. Un des 150 exemplaires sur papier du Japon (n° 127) numéroté et signé par l'auteur, seul grand papier. Vol. III - In-12, reliure plein maroquin à gros grains marron, dos à 5 nerfs, cadres intérieurs de même maroquin ornés de neuf filets dorés et d'un filet à froid, contre-gardes et gardes de soie moirées beiges, tranches dorées sur témoins, couverture d'un seul tenant pliée et dos conservés (reliure signée MAYLANDER). Infimes frottements au dos de la reliure et légère griffure sur le premier plat. Nombreux dessins in-texte et pleine page de POULBOT. Musique dans le texte. Edition Originale. Un des 150 exemplaires sur papier du Japon (n° 127) numéroté et signé par l'auteur, seul grand papier. Extrait du journal "Le Temps" du 12 février 1929 collé sur 4 feuillets in-fine. Vol. IV - In-12, reliure plein maroquin à gros grains marron clair, dos à 5 nerfs, cadres intérieurs de même maroquin ornés de neuf filets dorés et d'un filet à froid, contre-gardes et gardes de soie moirées grises, tranches dorées sur témoins, couverture d'un seul tenant pliée et dos conservés (reliure signée MAYLANDER). Nombreux dessins in-texte et pleine page de BORGEX. Musique dans le texte. Edition Originale. Un des 150 exemplaires sur papier du Japon (n° 23) numéroté et signé par l'auteur, seul grand papier. Ensemble splendide et rare. In-12° [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights' entertainments,

      Benares: Kamashastra Society for Private Subscribers Only,, 1885–88. now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night with introduction explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay upon the history of The Nights. 16 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, inset burgundy morocco panels to boards blocked gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First edition, the authentic Benares edition, issued in a limited subscription of 1,000 copies. Richard Burton's celebrated translation "has become the pre-eminent English translation of the Middle Eastern classic. It is the keystone of Burton's literary reputation" (ODNB). The original edition comprises 10 volumes of Arabian Nights and 6 Supplemental Nights. The edition is not illustrated, unlike most of the facsimile reprints that followed. The book was not of course published in Benares, and the Kamashashtra Society was a grand-sounding cover for Burton and his friend Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot.

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      New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. - Quarto. Publisher's mauve cloth, heavily decorated in gilt and blind, untrimmed. Plates and illustrations. Minor speckling to the cloth sizing at the extreme foretips, some foxing early and late and occasionally to a few margins of plates, institutional bookplate on pastedown, otherwise about fine and bright, in faintly hand-smudged printed dust jacket with some offsetting to the lower panel from the rather battered publisher's box. The "Zuyder-Zee Edition," limited to 600 numbered copies, of which this is one of 250 copies on untrimmed Linen paper. However, this copy is at variance with the colophon, in that it is accompanied by the extra suite of ten mounted etchings specially printed on satin that was to accompany the first 25 copies, rather than the two sets of ordinary impressions associated with this middle issue. The corners of the mats are a bit bumped and worn, and one of the etchings is a bit foxed, otherwise the suite is in very good order, in the chipped remnants of the original printed paper wrapper (also bearing a bookplate). This deluxe edition features original etchings (some in Japon proof state) by, and photogravures after, the likes of Pennell, Gifford, Vanderhoof, Colman, et al. The jacket is not among those selected examples of 19th century jackets cited by Tanselle.

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        Two Items Relating to General Gordon Including: Printed Pamphlet]: SULLIVAN, Edward. The Truth About Gordon; [With: Signatures of Gordon's Sister ('M. A. Gordon') and Sister-in-Law ('M. F. M. Gordon').

      - Pamphlet: [London: National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations, 1885]. Series A. - No. 1.]. 1885. Octavo (ca. 21,5x13,5 cm). 4 pp. Paper worn, with creases, stains and tears on extremities. Overall a good pamphlet. The signatures are cut from letters, and laid down on part of an octavo leaf from an autograph album, ca. 17,5x15 cm. The signatures are captioned in a contemporary hand. Both aged, but in good condition. The very rare pamphlet is by Sir Edward Robert Sullivan (1826-1899), Lord Chancellor of Ireland, with only one electronic copy found in Worldcat. The pamphlet is a sharp criticism of the government of William Gladstone which is blamed for the death of Gordon. The initial paragraph reads: 'Before the British Elector makes up his mind as to whom he will entrust the honour of his country at the General Election, it will be well for him to "read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest" a plain, unvarnished history of the betrayal and death of one of the noblest heroes of this or any other age - GENERAL GORDON.' The text consists of several paragraphs, namely: 'Why he was sent', 'What he demanded', 'The hope that ended in despair', 'The end', 'Interest before duty' and 'Our duty and interest'. The autograph note by Gordon's sister is on a slip ca. 4x10,5 cm, and reads 'Believe me yours very truly - M.A. Gordon'. The autograph of his sister-in-law (the wife of his brother General Samuel Enderby Gordon, 1824-1883) is on a slip ca. 4,5x7 cm, and reads 'Believe me Truly yours M. F. M. Gordon'. "Gordon withstood a siege of 317 days supported by two white officers with native troops wasted by famine and disease. Then, on 26 January 1885, a fall in the level of the Nile enabled the Mahdists to succeed in a final assault on Khartoum. Gordon was speared by dervishes in his palace, and his dissevered head was displayed in the Mahdists' camp. Wolseley's river steamers came in sight of Khartoum on 28 January, then withdrew. Gordon's body was never found" (Oxford DNB).

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant in Two Volumes

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - Complete in 2 Vols. 584 pp. and 647 pp.Thick 8vo. 2 frontispiece engraved portraits, 2 engraved illustrations, 3 facsimiles, 43 maps. Original stamped dark green cloth covers with gilt-stamped seals (slight rubbing) Very Heavy books require extra postage [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, PA 1885 - From the introduction, "It is intended in this publication to place before our customers a work that may be found useful for ready reference in ordering duplicate parts of locomotives for renewals and repairs, and at the same time furnish such a complete record of names of the various parts comprising a locomotive and tender as to avoid the possibility of error in ordering supplies from a misinterpretation of these names." Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. manufactured a considerable number of parts for their subsidiary company, Baldwin Locomotive Works, many of which are described and illustrated in this catalogue. 100 pages. Bound in original brown cloth with ornate lettering stamped in gilt and border stamped in blind. A fine copy, seldom found in this superior condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wiener Werkstätten Postkarte No. 591.

      [Wien, o. J.]. OPostkarte [14 x 9 cm].. Signiert "Mela Köhler". - Die Karte ist nicht gelaufen. Ecken unsauber, hds. Besitzsign., etw. angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Köhler (1885 - 1960), war Schülerin von Kolo Moser und Mitglied der Wiener Werkstätte, wo sie nicht nur Postkarten und Mode entwarf, sondern auch Illustrationen.

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        Les déliquescences, poèmes décadents d'Adoré Floupette, avec sa vie par Marius Tapora,

      Byzance [Paris], Lion Vanné [Léon Vannier] 1885, - in-12, XLVII- pp. 48-79, broché. Seconde édition, en partie originale, augmentée de la savoureuse vie d'Adoré Floupette. Couverture professionnellement remontée, second plat légèrement taché.

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        Landscape with Original Etchings and Many Illustrations from Pictures and Drawings

      Seeley and Co, London 1885 - Probably one of a limited edition of 500, but the identifier is not present. (xvi), 386 pp, [2], 50 pl, which include 7 Explanatory pen sketches and then 43 mainly B&W illustrations of famous artists works - The Farmyard by Samuel Palmer, The Wave by Gustave Courbet, Lucerne by JMW Turner, Landscape with hill & cloud by T Girtin, The Eagles Nest by Sir E Landseer, Rhaiadr Cwm, Near Festiniog by David Cox and many more wonderful images. Has chapters on Illusions, Our feelings of affection for nature, The power of nature over us, Landscape as a reflection of the moods of man, The art of describing landscape, The Scenery of Great Britain, Moods of a Mountain, Lake shores, Lake Surfaces, Brooks, Canoe Rivers, Mans work on Rivers and many more! Small amount of water staining to about 6 pages to head about 2 * 1 inch at most, not detracting from the effects. Refurbished by Paul Delrue on Quarter, dark brown goatskin binding with cloth sides, sewing, raised bands, silk sewn headbands, blind tooling, deviled boards, new endpapers, title on red leather label, gold tips on the head caps with gold lines and text. A truly magnificent production! Hamerton [formerly Hammerton], Philip Gilbert, artist and essayist. See ODNB for a full Bio. (Allibone 750/1. COPAC. WoldCat) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recollections of one of the Light Brigade. Second Edition.

      Tunbridge Wells: Richard Pelton & London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., n.d. [1885] - Octavo, original maroon card wraps, printed in gold. Wraps rubbed, rebacked with most of the original spine laid down. The Second edition, published in the same year as the Canterbury first. Uncommon, just four copies on COPAC, as also of the first, none on OCLC. The account of the Charge of the Light Brigade considered by Lummis to have been the best written from the ranks. This edition prints extracts from a series of letters from A. W. Kinglake - 'historian of the Crimean War' - with his comments on Mitchell's narrative; "The writer impresses me with a full belief in his accuracy, as well as his general truthfulness " Albert Mitchell was a twenty-four year-old trooper in the 13th Light Dragoons when he rode in the charge, surviving unscathed to serve for many years in the Kent Police.

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        Recollections of One of the Light Brigade. Late Sergeant 13th Light Dragoons, and now Retired Instructing Constable, Kent County Constabulary

      Richard Pelton. & Hamilton, Adams & Co., Tunbridge Wells & London 1885 - Primary observations of participants in the Charge of the Light Brigade have become rare. Particularly ones written by a common soldiers, This account reflects Mitchell's experience as a Police Officer in presenting a coherent chronological report. Bound in original maroon card covers with pictorial title in faded gold and is bound inside modern cloth boards with a leather grain. The original cover has an ink stain and there similar stains on the foredge. The binding and joints are tight and pages clean. The account of the Charge of the Light Brigade includeds a conversation with Lord Cardigan at a time he was alleged to have returned up the valley. Extracts from a series of letters from A. W. Kinglake - ¿ Crimean War Historian¿ - are included and states -"The writer impresses me with a full belief in his accuracy, as well as his general truthfulness " He gives a detailed account of the Charge and his part in it. Albert Mitchell continued to serve in the Regiment when it became the 13th Hussars and was later a Kent Police officer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario della cucina moderna indispensabile a qualunque ceto di persone - Vade-mecum del cuoco.

      Carlo Brigola,, Milano, 1885 - Cm. 21, pp. 403 (1). Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle rossa, dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Buona conservazione. Edizione originale in italiano tratta dal francese di cui appaiono tra parentesi le parole tradotte. Si tratta del primo dizionario gastronomico pubblicato in Italia. Non comune. Cfr. Paleari, 345, il quale cita la seconda edizione del 1895. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      PUBLISHED By W. RIDGWAY, LONDON 1885 - TITLE: JOURNAL OF THE BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY and SOUTHERN COUNTIES ASSOCIATION 1869 - 1885 in 15 VOLS. rare AUTHOR: NONE STATED PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: PUBLISHED By W. RIDGWAY, LONDON 1869 - 1885 EDITION: First Edition assumed but these are 'THIRD SERIES' on title page and spine CATEGORY: Rare, Farming, Education, Regional BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: CONDITION: THERE IS NO VOLUME 10 PRESENT! THESE MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO MOISTURE OR KEPT IN A HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENT ONCE UPON A TIME. Some of the boards have a white like cloudy look about them; one or two may have chips to the edges; there is some chips to the spine. There is a slight sign of mildew to a few of the volumes. Book are basically without marks or writings, pages are clean and most are tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in the books. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: various pages. The inside are in good condition. A few copies are in good condition on the outside. Fair/None dust jackets condition as issued. SCARCE! BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: THERE IS NO VOLUME 10 PRESENT! Most volumes seem to have foldouts present at the front. JOURNAL OF THE BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY (ESTABLISHED 1777) and SOUTHERN COUNTIES ASSOCIATION FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURE, ARTS, MANUFACTURES, AND COMMERCE. WORK AND LEARN. 1869 - 1885. SCARCE! The oldest copy found on the internet is a Third Series (one volume -1891), and it is priced in the $65+ range. This is the only/oldest set found for sale on the internet at the time of this research, and these need to be preserved/saved!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! THIS BOOK(S) MAY BE TOO LARGE, HEAVY AND COSTLY TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY (will not fit in the USPS international flat rate envelope, exceptions for Canada and Mexico)!!! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 750P E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 007899 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Montaner y Simón editores, Barcelona 1885 - 29x39 XXXI+376pp Español Literatura Extranjera Libro Holandesa piel editorial con dorados y plano estampado en tela [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      0 - Traducción de Teodoro Llorente. Barcelona. Montaner y Simon, Edit. 1885. 38x28 cm. XXXI + 376 págs. 1 heliogravado por A. Durand y dibujo de A. Sandos del autor + 86 láms. fuera de texto y viñetas entre texto y cabeceras, ilustradas por Gustavo Dore y grabadas Xilograficamente. Cubiertas de tela , ilustrada la anterior, lomo de piel, nervios y cuajado de hierros dorados, puntas un poco degastadas y faltas de algo de tela en las esquinas inferior y superior, encuadernado por H. Miralles, Barcelona. Muy buen ejemplar y limpio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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      New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885. - Small quarto. Olive cloth, ruled and lettered in black, decorated in gilt and silver. Head and toe of spine slightly frayed, short, shallow surface split toward toe of spine, but an unusually bright, very good copy. First edition. This indexed, annotated collection of parallel English and French translations also includes an essay by Hearn on the Creole idioms of Louisiana. Two of his other hack commissions published by Coleman are featured in the terminal ads. BAL 7914.

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        Rhymes a la Mode

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

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        Ivan the Fool

      1885 - Two proof pages in old Russian for Tolstoy's "Ivan the Fool," circa 1885. 8vo., paginated 271, 272, 279, 280, with seven corrections, both in pen and pencil, in Tolstoy's hand, which were later incorporated in the published version of the short story. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

      [Bookseller: Les Enluminures]
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