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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        A Child's Garden of Verses.

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

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Le Salon de 1885. Etude par O. Mirbeau.Publié sous la direction de F.-G. Dumas.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        From keel to truck - De la quille a la pomme de mat - Vom kiel zum flaggenknopf

      Ratinckx, Anvers 1885 - From the library of H.N. Prins (architect of the s.s. Nieuw Amsterdam and m.s. Oranje - 206 + CIV pag - illustrated - with booklet from H. Paasch title : Eclaircissements concernant les types .16 pag - on the backcover a old water stain [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Von Meyenfeldt, Slaats & Sons]
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        Ein olympisches Spiel".

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

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        BULLETTINO DI PALETNOLOGIA ITALIANA fondato e diretto da G. CHIERICI, L. PIGORINI E P. STROBEL (12 annate complete dal 1885 al 1908), Parma, Battei Luigi, 1885

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

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

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

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        Chess Eccentricities

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Manuel Du Touriste Photographie (2 volumes)

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

      [Bookseller: Interquarian]
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        Thompson Hall

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Nature of Mind and Human Automatism.

      J. B. Lippincott Company,, Philadelphia: 1885 - The physician/author's first book. First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on front endpage: "M. P. L. / from the author / February / 1887." Small octavo, bound in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and borders on the spine, beveled edges, brown endpapers. Moderate edge wear at the spine ends and corners, else very good. Binding is solid and tight. ; 173 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Porträt Herr Mayerhofer, Brustbild im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts.

      . Kohle, teils gewischt, auf bräunlichem Velin, aufgezogen, rechts unten monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert "W.P. fec München 1885 / München Wilhelmine Pfauser fec. 1885", verso auf einem montierten Papier bezeichnet "Dies hier ist Herr Mayerhofer zu München / ein aus gezeichnetes Modell der Akademie. - Wilhelmine Pfauser fec. / München 1885 / G. Mayerhofer legte seine Hand nach der Sitzung auf den Scheitel und Stirne der Zeichnerin und sagte "Sie sind eine Künstlerin! So sehe ich aus" - !". 45,4:32,9 cm. In den Ecken etwas unfrisch und mit Nagellöchlein.. Hervorragend realistisch und lebendig erfaßtes Bildnis eines älteren Mannes, eine Akademieübung, das auf eine nicht unbeträchtliche Begabung der Zeichnerin hinweist. Da über die Urheberin des Blattes weiter nichts bekannt ist, ist anzunehmen, daß sie nach dem Besuch der Akademie nicht weiter künstlerisch tätig war.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Charles Webster, 1885. First. hardcover. very good(+). 2 volumes. Illustrated. Thick 8vo, original gilt-stamped green cloth (frontispiece portraits in both volumes are a bit foxed; cloth lightly worn. New York: Charles Webster, 1885, 1886. First edition. A very good(+) copy; bright, clean, and tight.

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        Notable South Australians; or, Colonists - Past and Present

      Carey, Page & Co, Adelaide 1885 - Octavo, three original photograph portraits of Sir.W.C.F.Robinson, Capt.S.W.Sweet and George Loyau; lithograph portraits & frontispiece and woodcut illustrated advertisements at the end; purple cloth, faded at the spine. Extra-illustrated with an original photograph of Samuel Sweet. Extra-illustrated with two photographic portraits, and inscribed by the author to the South Australian pastoralist John Howard Angas. Loyau was a journalist and author who arrived in Sydney in 1853, and spent several years in the inland as a jack-of-all-trades, before starting a long career in the newspapers around 1860. He moved to Adelaide in 1877, and his works are now regarded as good sources of local history. Known as a bit of a bibliographical curiosity, this is one of a handful of copies of this work with extra photographs, although none of these extra-illustrated copies seem to have the same suite of portraits. The edition was published with the photograph of the author Loyau, but the present copy also has photographs of Sir William Robinson, Governor of Western Australia, and of the naval officer and photographer Captain Samuel W. Sweet. The copy in the National Library described by Holden has three extra portraits (that of Robinson, but also two more of Whinham and Squarise). All of the photographs depict men whose biographies are included in the book, but it is still not exactly clear what Loyau had in mind when he was preparing these special presentation copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rhymes a la Mode

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

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        Deutsches Wirtschaftsleben im Mittelalter. Untersuchungen über die Entwicklung der materiellen Kultur des platten Landes auf Grund der Quellen zunächst des Mosellandes.

      Leipzig, Dürr, 1885-1886.. 3 Bde. (in 4). 24,5 x 17,5 cm. XV, 663 S.; XI S., S. 668 - 1640; IX, 783 S.; X, 608 S. Mit 2 Karten und 6 Textholzschnitten in Bd. 1, 13 Karten in Bd. 2 und 3 Karten in Bd. 3. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Rücken mit Spuren von Papierschildchen.. Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar aus der Schloßbibliothek zu Donaueschingen mit Stempeln auf der Rückseite der Titelblätter.

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        Allerlei nette Pflanzen

      Braun & Schneider Munchen 1885 - Zweite Auflage um 1885; .Original Halbleinenband, roter Rücken mit montiertem farbigem Deckelbild. Deckel leicht fleckig und mit Benutzungsspuren, Kanten leicht berieben; Vorsätze erneuert, 51 S. 29,5 x 36 cm.; Titelseite leicht gebräunt, erste Seiten In den Rändern leicht gebräunt und geringfugig fingerfleckig, auch einige weitere Seiten im Buchblock; einige Risse am Rande verschiedener Seiten sind restauriert worden; ausserordentliche Frische der colorierten Illustrationen; Schönes Exemplar der seltenen Originalausgabe. Klotz IV, 6407. Krahe 6. Sehr seltene Gemeinschaftsarbeit zwischen Meggendorfer und dem in Berlin lebenden bekannten Schriftsteller Schmidt-Cabanis. "Meggendorfer machte aus den Pflanzen kleine Mischwesen, bei denen offenbleibt, ob sie Blumen in Menschengestalt oder Menschen im Blumengewand sind . Damit kam ein Buch zustande, das mit zu den schonsten Druckkunstwerken der Epoche vor dem Jugendstil zahlt" ( Krahe, S. 62ff). - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holy Bible

      Bible Publishing House 1885 - Bible Publishing House, Syracuse, NY 1885. Illustrated engravings. Large leather bound edition. Measures 10" x 13" x 4". 2000 pages. Gold gilt lettering. All edges gold gilt. Original silver clasps. Empty tintype album pages at the rear. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear, rubbing. Age toning, writing at the presented to, births, and deaths pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A ChildÕs Garden of Verses

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. Small 8vo, x, 101 pp. Blue-colored cloth over beveled boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, gilt publisherÕs stamp on top cover. Top edge gilt. Trivial rubbing at extremities. Endpapers show some paste action. Internally fine. Housed in an Atmore Beach folding box and quarter-morocco slipcase. Very good. First edition. Just 1,000 copies printed in 1885 at five shillings each. Stevenson began work on this influential book of childrenÕs verse after taking up Kate GreenawayÕs Birthday Book for Children and proclaiming Ã’these are rather nice rhymes, and I donÕt think they will be difficult to do.Ó Prideaux 14, Hayward 297, Osbourne II:662.

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        Milton's Paradise Lost

      New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co., [circa 1885]: First Edition thus, undated but printed between 1878 and 1888 as per publisher's specific imprint. Fine. An absolutely stunning copy. The stamping is sharp, though the gilt is lightly oxidized in places. Boards show faint wear at extremities, and faint wear. Small ding to top edge of upper board. Vertical crease to both front and rear free end papers. Pages are bright, and nearly free of age related spotting. Quite a remarkable copy, appearing almost as if new. Beautifully illustrated by Gustave Dore.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Inventar der Bau- und Kunst-Denkmäler in der Provinz Brandenburg. Im Auftrage des Brandenburgischen Provinzial-Landtages bearbeitet. - Und: Kurze Erklärung der wichtigsten Kunstausdrücke aus dem Gebiete der Archäologie des Mittelatlers. Anhang. - 2 in 1 Band.

      Voss (Strikker) 1885-1886, Berlin - 4to (27 x 19 cm). Mit 11 teils gef., Taf. (1 farbig) u. 354 Textabb. XX, 813, 91 S. (Archäologisches Wörterbuch). Spätere Hlwd. m. RSchild. Alphabetisch nach Ortschaften und Städten angelegtes Inventar für ganz Brandenburg, reich bebildert und mit genauer Beschreibung der Gebäude und Objekte mit Maßen, Materialien, Datierung, Inschriften etc. - Vollständiges, sauberes, wohlerhaltenes Ex. in einem schlichten Privateinband, dieser etw. berieben. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Ascensionnistes.

      Simonin-Cuny, Parigi. 1885 - Raro gioco a tema alpinistico raffigurante un percorso con 108 caselle dove un alpinista affronta varie avventure in montagna. Purtroppo sono mancanti le pedine i dadi e il secondo foglio delle regole del gioco. Si allega in fotocopia le regole complete del gioco. Formato: Tavola da gioco in cartone di dimensioni 32x21 cm (chiuso) e 42x32 cm (aperto). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Portrait of Charles Darwin

      London: published by William Mackenzie, circa, 1885. Steel engraving, 107 x 134 mm. within larger sheet, a little light foxing, very good. A remarkable engraved portrait of legendary naturalist Charles Darwin. The engraving is taken from an image by the famous studio of Elliott & Fry, specialists in portrait photographs of fashionable and socially prominent members of Victorian London. The photograph from which this outstanding engraved portrait was copied was taken at Darwin's home, Down House, in 1879. The weight of constant scrutiny by the popular and scientific press, combined with years of poor health (possibly due to a disease contracted during the voyage of the Beagle), have clearly taken a heavy toll on the great scientist of evolutionary theory, here captured in his twilight years.

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        The Herefordshire Pomona. Containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most esteemed kinds of Apples and Pears.

      Pub. Jakeman and Carver. 1876-1885 - Two volume complete set. Some foxing to parts of text and to tissue guards. The borders of some plates are a little darkened or show some scattered foxing. Otherwise the contents are in fine condition. Complete with 77 fine chromo-lithographed plates. Handsomely bound in green half-morocco binding, lightly rubbed and marked in places. TEG. A very good set of this scarce work. A lovely provenance - this set has the armorial bookplate of John Hopton of Can-Frome in the County of Hereford on the front paste-downs of both volumes. Only 600 sets of this work were ever produced. The plates were produced by Edith Bull, Alice B. Ellis and W.G. Smith. This is one of the finest fruit books ever published. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stories Revived

      First Edition in Original ClothJAMES, Henry. Stories Revived. In Three Volumes. London: MacMillan and Co., 1885.First edition. Three octavo volumes. 7 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches, 189 x 127 mm). [8], 280; [8, including preliminary blank], 280; [8, including preliminary blank], 269, [1, blank], [2, publisher\'s advertisements] pp.BAL binding \"C\", no priority. Full green cloth. Boards triple-ruled in black ink, spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Blue patterned endpapers. Top edges green. Mostly unopened. Each volume with a old library bookplate from \"Library of the Supreme Council, 33...Washington, D.C..\" on front paste-down. With some minor professional restoration to the spines of each volume. Some glue residue to inner margin of final leaf of volume I. Back free endpaper of volume II a bit chipped along edges, and with some professional repairs. Preliminary blank of volume III with a one-inch closed tear to outer margin, and inner hinges with some repair. Outer front corners of volume III a bit bumped. Overall a very nice set with bright gilt spines. Housed in a custom slipcase.This set contains: The Author of \'Beltraffio\', Pandora, The Path of Duty, A Light Man, A Day of Days, Georgina\'s Reasons, A Passionate Pilgrim, A Landscape-Painter, Rose-Agathe, Poor Richard, The Last of the Valerii, Master Eustace, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, and A most Extraordinary Case.BAL 10573. Edel and Laurence A27.HBS 64951.$3,500

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        Natural History of Victoria. Prodromus of the zoology of Victoria ; or, figures and descriptions of the living classes of the Victorian indigenous animals

      Melbourne: Robert S. Brain, 1885 -, 1890. Two volumes, thick octavo, with all 20 "decades", 199 lithographic plates (including one double folding plate), nearly all coloured and some finished by hand; attractively bound in contemporary navy half calf, spines gilt, double labels in maroon and tan. An overlooked classic. A superb copy of this beautifully illustrated work. McCoy's book is an overlooked classic of Australian natural history, representing the culmination of nineteenth-century scholarship in the field. Irish-born Frederick McCoy arrived in Melbourne in 1854 to take up the first Professorship of Natural Science at the newly-formed University of Melbourne. For the next forty years he was at the centre of colonial scientific life. He became the first Director of the newly formed National Museum of Victoria and was responsible for the rapid development of the Museum and its collection. McCoy 'built up an outstanding natural history and geological collection, including mining models, exploiting his knowledge of overseas sources. In 1870 the Museum [of Natural and Applied Sciences, Melbourne] was placed under the Public Library trustees… Ever pestering for funds and uncovering trustees' plots to move the museum, he found his best defence and consolation in the popularity and scientific standing of the museum. Annual attendances averaged 53,000 in the 1860s, 95,000 in the 1870s, 110,000 in the 1880s and 108,000 in the 1890s. Painfully he acquired government money to publish serially his Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria (1878-90) and Prodromus of the Palaeontology of Victoria (1874-82)' (ADB). There has been a recent resurgence of interest in McCoy's work, notably with the important exhibition and online catalogue of the Prodromus, 'Caught & Coloured, Zoological Illustrations from Colonial Victoria' at the Melbourne Museum (see

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        Orchids The Royal Family Of Plants With Illustrations From Nature

      Boston: Lee And Shepard, 1885. First edition. leather_bound. Full tree calf. Aeg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 90 pages. Folio, 35.5 x 27.5 cm. Twenty-four full-page chromolithograph plates. First American color plate book on orchids , the author calling "Orchids the elite of the floral kingdom;" plates engraved on stone and reproduced by the Hatch Lithographic Company of New York. Nissen BBI, 1382. Exceptionally bright and clean copy, slight plate offsetting, housed in an artistic binding by Macdonald & Sons, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, spine labels in brown and tan lettered in gilt, decorated moire endpapers, inner dentelles, backstrip extremity wear.

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        View of the big mosque during a samalat at the Ka'aba.

      [Mecca, c. 1885].. 240 x 187 mm. Albumen print (vintage) mounted on cardboard.. Original photograph, also distributed as plate 1 of Snouck Hurgronje's portfolio "Bilder aus Mekka" (Leiden 1889), which followed the publication of his much more common "Bilderatlas zu Mekka". "In 1981 F. H. S. Allen and C. Gavin first identified the earliest Arabian photographer by deciphering his elaborately calligraphed signatures [...] 'Futugrafiyat al-Sayyid 'Abd al-Ghaffar, tabib Makka' (The Photography of the Sayyid Abd al-Ghaffar, physican of Mecca). This princely eye surgeon had been host to the young Snouck in Mecca immediately after the Dutchman's conversion to Islam. Snouck claimed to have taught his host how to use a camera and attributes to him (without ever mentioning his name) the pictures reproduced in 'Bilder aus Mekka'" (Peters, XIV f.). - Arabic captions retouched in negative. In excellent condition. - Badr el-Hage. Saudi Arabia Caught in Time. Reading, 1997. F. E. Peters. The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Place. Princeton University Press 1996.

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        Historic Railroad Document! Jay Gould?s signed First Mortgage to fund construction of the Memphis Branch of his St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Company ? the 93 miles of track connecting Bald Knob, Arkansas, to West Memphis on the Mississippi River, opened 2½ years later!

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Jay Gould? as President of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Company, 24 pages, 8.5? x 11?. New York, December 15, 1885. Countersigned ?Louis Fitzgerald? as President of the Mercantile Trust Company and two witnesses; all four signatures and blind embossed seals are on the 20th page of the booklet bound together by string. The signed statement of Notary Public ?W.W. Norton? is on pages 21-22, followed on pages 22-24 by four manuscript statements and embossed seals of the clerks of White, Woodruff, Cross, and Crittenden counties, Arkansas.A first mortgage bond to fund construction of the Memphis Branch of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Company. The Railway Company, in part, ?has determined to build a branch of its road on the most eligible route to be determined by survey, extending from or near the town of Bald Knob, in White County, Arkansas, or such other point on the main line of its railway in said Coun

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        1885 Letter from Excelsior Manufacturing Company referencing their <I>\"electric light battery,\"</I> a competitor of Thomas Edison

      Letter Signed, one page, lined stationary, 8\" x 10\", on letterhead printed, \"Office of Excelsior Manufacturing Co. Manufacturers of Haid Electric Batteries and Appliances,\" February 13, 1885, New York. Addressed to Mr. Wm. Hunt of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, it reads: \"Dear Sir! / Your favor of the 10th inst handed to us by Messrs Stern Bros. Ltd. As The Business of the Excelsior Mfg Co. is done on a strictly Cash Basis, we can make no exception in your place. / If you will forward us Money Order fro $6.00, we will send you one of our Electric Light Battery & Scarf Pin. / Yours truly, Phillips\". The name of the company is stamped in what appears to be purple ink just above the signature of \"Phillips\", but has faded. An accompanying envelope is include with a cachet of a battery printed in red. Usual folds, minor ink bleeding does not affect legibility, else near fine condition.

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        A Walk in Sydney Streets on the Shady Side. 20 Sketches

      Sydney: The Author, 1885. Folio, lithographic dedication, title and envoi, and 20 lithographs; some scattered spotting but a good copy in the original publisher&#39;s half morocco, expertly rebacked, edges bumped. One of the rarer nineteenth-century illustrated Australian books in a handsome Sydney binding by W.E. Smith. A journalist, Whitelocke was born in London in 1861. It is not clear when he arrived in Australia but he entered journalism in the 1880s and was editor of the Barrier Miner and the National Advocate; he also wrote for the Sydney Mail and other papers. His social sympathies and his often satirically observant eye are obvious from this series of Mayhewesque images of Sydney city life. As Whitelocke himself comments in the advertisement to the work, the idea was prompted by a Sydney Morning Herald review of his 24 original sketches from the works of Charles Dickens (1882): the editors applauded the sketches, but openly wondered why the artist did not stay closer to home, as &#39;Sydney streets afford more subjects for a book of sketches than any work of Dickens&#39;. Whitelocke acknowledged the value of such a project, and the resulting lithographs show that he was evidently drawn to the everyday bustle of the city, producing a fascinating series of social documents. His concern is with everyday life, whether it is an image of a Chinese vegetable seller, news-boys, orators in the park or street musicians (playing a harp, no less). There is a moralising tone to much of the letterpress, which belies the evident empathy and compassion of the images.

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      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1885. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. 8vo "Sixth Edition, with additions and corrections to 1872. TWENTY-EIGHTH THOUSAND" to the title page; pp. [2], xxi, [1], 458; folding diagram. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, and blind stamped decoration to boards, bright and fresh with light wear only, a little rubbed to head of spine. Contents clean and tight, original brown coated end papers, bookplate of Joan Emlyn to the front paste-down, light spotting to the front blank, half-title and last page of catalogue, otherwise more or less unmarked, many pages unopened. A very good bright copy. [Freeman 416. The final definitive text of "the most important biological book ever written".] .

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885-6. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher&#39;s superior full sheepskin binding, red and dark blue morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of volume II. Rubbing to board edges and spines, a few trivial scratches to covers, light toning to some early leaves, but a very good set indeed in the attractive, but fragile, original deluxe binding. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant&#39;s prose: "this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant&#39;s autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance.

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER&#39;S DELUXE MOROCCO of Grant&#39;s important and fascinating memoirs, illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and over forty maps. Written during the final days of Grant&#39;s life and seen through publication by Mark Twain, the Memoirs provide a personal and poignant record of some of the most significant events in American history. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-86. Octavo, original three-quarter publisher&#39;s deluxe morocco with gilt medallions on boards. Two volumes. Some rubbing to bindings, particularly at edges; text exceptionally clean. A very good copy of the first edition in the deluxe morocco bindings.

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        Mittheilungen des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins.

      Salzburg/Mchn./Wien, Centralausschuss d. Dt. u. Oesterr. Alpenvereins 1885-1906.. Red. v. Joh. Emmer u.a. Neue Folge Bd. I (der ganzen Reihe XI. Band) 1885 - Bd. VI, 1890; Bd. XVI, 1900 - Bd. XXII, 1906. Zus. 13 Bde. 4°. HLn. d. Zt. Rü. gebleicht..

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