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        Le vieux Toulouse disparu. Dessins originaux de F. Mazzoli. Texte explicatif par MM. le baron Desazars, L. Saint-Charles, E. Lapierre

      Imp. A. Chauvin, Toulouse 1885 - Grand in-4. Collation : XX, 106, (1) pp., 32 planches h.-t. Demi-maroquin brun à coins. (Reliure de l'époque.). Illustré par 32 vues des monuments disparus de Toulouse, dessinés par Ferdinand Mazzoli (1821-1893). Ces dessins sont reproduits ici par phototypie de Quinsac. On joint un DESSIN ORIGINAL aquarellé de Mazzoli. Il est légendé et signé de sa main : "Porte Arnaud-Bernard démolie, Vieux Toulouse disparu." Ce dessin, daté de 1884, n'a pas été retenu pour illustrer l'ouvrage et montre probablement ce qu'il restait à l'époque de cette porte. Ce bel ouvrage a été imprimé à petit nombre, il est rare aujourd'hui. Quelques rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        The Art Of Blending And Compounding Liquors And Wines

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, 1885. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, 1885. Octavo, 68, [4 ads], pages. 1885 printing, but with a small rubber stamp to the title page indicating, "Revised Edition, 1897". There are, however, no changes to the text or the ads. In classic Dick & Fitzgerald style, the publisher has packaged the old as new. Contains detailed information on blending to create imitations of popular spirits, but also recipes for cordials, essences, and more. Includes, laid-in, two printed advertisements/price lists for Philadelphia Extract Mfg. Co, offering Liquor Flavors, Fruit Extracts etc., including one additive called "Body & Age" available for $4 per gallon. A bit of foxing to preliminaries, some age toning to some pages, otherwise very good, in publisher's black and gilt-stamped maroon cloth. Overall very good. [Noling Beverage Literature, page 156].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        Armee Francaise.

      Wohl Frankreich, ca. 1885.. 59 Uniformen, 16 Pferde und 4 Maultiere auf 41 Tafeln. Aquarelle, teils gold-, silber- und deckweißgehöht. Originaler blindgepr., illustr. Leinenband. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Qu.-8vo (234:146 mm).. Hübsches Aquarellalbum mit den Uniformen der französischen Armee des späten 19. Jahrhunderts, darunter 16 Tafeln von Kavallerieeinheiten, 4 von Maultieren mit Geschützen und schwerem Gepäck, sowie mehrere legendäre Kolonialeinheiten wie die Chasseurs d'Afrique, Spahis, Zouaven, Turcos und Tirailleurs Tonkinois. - Papier gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt; der Einband an Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen, aber noch sehr ansprechend.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Calendar of Letters from the Mayor and Corporation of the City of London circe A.D. 1350-1370

      70, 1885. 70, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of letters from the Mayor and Corporation of London between the years 1350-1370. Edited (with an introduction) by Reginald R. Sharpe, of St John's College, Oxford, records clerk in the office of the town clerk of the City of London. Printed by order of the Corporation of the City of London, under the direction of the Library Committee. Condition: In an embossed green cloth binding with gilt decoration to the front board. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There are three bookplates to the front pastedown and verso of front free-end papers and a bookseller's stamp to the rear pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Introductory Lectures on Modern History

      London - Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. London - Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection ofhistory lecturesgiven at Oxford University in the 1840s, in a Harrow School prize presentation binding. Seventh Edition. 'Delivered in Lent term, 1842. With the inaugural lecture delivered in December 1841'. With a Harrow School prize presentation label to the front pastedown awarded to R. C. V. Lang for mathematics, dated 1887. Thomas Arnold was formerly head master of Rugby School, and fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. Condition: In a diced calf prize binding with gilt edges. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Foxing to the endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1885. XII+838Pag+5h (medidas). 28X19. Bella Obra de Cocina ilustrada con 25 laminas al cromo y 161 grabados a la madera dibujados del natural por E. Ronjat. Curiosa Obra. Ref 7.3 Biblioteca AL.

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        NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY. LIST Of SUBSCRIBERS Throughout the State of Maine. December, 1885.

      Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers., Boston: 1885 - Adverts throughtout. The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company was formed February 12, 1878, by investors in the states of Massachusetts & Rhode Island at the behest of an agent of Gardiner Greene Hubbard, the father-in-law of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. A short 7 years later, as the title page states in this 1885 book, "This company [NET&T] owns and operates all of the territory formerly owned by the Telephone Despatch Co., Boston & Northern Telephone Co., National Bell Telephone Co. of Maine, Suburban Telephone Company, Granite State Telephone Co., etc., etc." Eventually, and today, they are known as the New AT&T. No copies located on OCLC.Considering that NET&T's 1st instruction to Subscribers [p. 3] was "Destroy All Old Lists.", this a wonderful, and rare, surviving artifact from the early history of telephony. Wrappers chipped & worn, with a later prior owner application of a translucent tape to spine. Wear & chipping to lower corner of first few leaves. Tape repaired closed horizontal tear to rear wrapper. A Good, complete copy of this rare item of telephony history. 8-5/8" x 4-3/8". 1st printing thus. 60 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die elephantiastischen Formen. Eine umfassende Darstellung der angeborenen und erworbenen Elephantiasis sowie aller verwandten Leiden.

      Hamburg, J. F. Richter, 1885. - 29 (4 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln, IX, 291 S. Folio. Grüner Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprätem Titel auf Rücken und Vorderdeckel sowie etwas Blindprägung (Kapitale oben und unten sorgfältig restauriert). Erste Ausgabe. - Goldschmid 258: "Dargestellt sind die verschiedenen unter dem Sammelbegriff Elephantiasis vorkommenden Veränderungen, Geschwülste der Blut- und Lymphgefäße, Fibrome, Neurome, Papillome." - Zu Beginn mit einer Geschichte der Elephantiasis. - Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch (1823-1908) habilitierte sich 1849 für Chirurgie, wurde 1854 Nachfolger von Stromeyer als Direktor der chirurgischen Klinik Kiel, 1866 wurde ihm die Leitung sämtlicher Berliner Lazarette übertragen, am Krieg 1870/71 nahm er als Generalarzt der Reserve teil. 1882 erfolgte die Wahl in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. Er erwarb sich große Verdienste um die Unfall- und Kriegschirurgie und des deutschen Samariterwesens. - Fliegender Vorsatz teils angerändert und mit aufgeklebtem Foto von Esmarch. Sauber und sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        Fourcollections of storiesby F. W. Hacklander. Krieg und Frieden, Der Augenblick des Glucks, Der Tannhauser, and Das Soldatenleben im Frieden

      89 - Stuttgart - C. Krabbe, 1885. 89 - Stuttgart - C. Krabbe, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Beautifully illustrated collected stories by Friedrich Wilhelm Hacklander in original illustrated cloth bindings. In German. Friedrich Wilhelm Hacklander, 1816 1877, was a successful German author. His writing is lively, adventurous and even romantic on occasion. Condition: Inthe original illustrated cloth bindings. Externally, rubbedto the edges, with fading to the spines. The front hinge of Krieg, and the hinges of Augenblick are strained. Internally, firmly bound, with light browning. With an ink namestamp to the half titles. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        North-France: From the English Channel to the Loire, and from the Bay of Biscay to the Rhine, Exclusive of Paris

      Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1885. Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Anillustrated and detailedlate Victorian guide to Northern France. Surprisingly scarce. Featuring nineteen colouredfoldout maps. Also contains twenty plans, some foldout. With several illustrations in the text. Condition: Rebound infull crushed morocco. Externally, smart with just some shelfwear only. Some white smear marks to the boards and fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Some marginal tidemarks to the first few pages and pp299-304 and some water damage to the last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD with a good interior..

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        Son altesse la femme.

      - Illustrations de Henry Gervex, J. A. Gonzales, A- Lynch, A. Moreau et Felicien Rops. Paris, Quantin, 1885. In -8 grande, pp. XII-312 con 10 tavv. f.t. in cromo incise e numerose incisioni in rame n.t. Legatura mezzo marocchino blu a punte (piccola abrasione alla cerniera sup.), fregi e titolo in oro al dorso. Conservata la bellissima brossura originale. Taglio sup. dorato. Ex libris. Perfetto stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Several strands of Ulysses S. Grantís hair displayed with his image in a chained gold-filled locket

      [Mount McGregor, New York]: , [July 25, 1885] At least a dozen strands of Ulysses S. Grantís hair later encased in a 0.75î x 0.75î chained rounded-edged square gold-filled locket opposite an image of Grant. The locket has a decorative floral design on the reverse and was later engraved on the obverse with an ornate letter ìGî ñ Case does not completely close, but easily repaired by a jeweler From the January 8, 1886, notarized Letter of Provenance, in possession of University Archives, in part, ìEdward T. Butts being duly sworn says that on the day of 1885 he resided and still resides at No 31 India Street Greenpoint City of Brooklyn County of Kings and State if New York, and that he was employed by Mr Stephen W. Merritt undertaker and doing business at No 210 Eight Avenue City of New York. Deponent further says that on the 24th day of July 1885 he in company with the aforesaid Mr Merritt, and one TJ Hemma who was also employed by said Merritt ÿ proceeded to Mount McGregor for the purpose of reembalming and laying out Gen Grant. that on the 25th day of July 1885 deponent Mr. Merritt and Thomas J. Hemma duly arrived at Mount McGregor and proceeded to the home of the deceased Gen Grant and then and there reembalmed and laid out Gen Grant and that at the time aforesaid deponent trimed [sic, trimmed] and cut his beard and hair and preserved said trimming of said beard and hair and that there after on the 8th day of January 1886 deponent presented a part of said beard to and hair to Henry Matzinger of No 35 Greenpoint Avenue City of Brooklynÿî Signed ìE.T. Buttsî and ìHenry Matzinger.î After Gen. Grant had died a few minutes after 8 A.M. on Thursday morning, July 23, 1885, his son, Col. Frederick D. Grant, sent a telegram to Stephen Merritt in New York City: ìYour services as undertaker are requested. Come immediately.î Merritt received the telegram at 9 A.M. A member of Holmes Undertaking Company of nearby Saratoga, New York, was under the impression that they would perform the embalming of General Grant and did so that afternoon. Col. Grant would later write that Merritt ìwas alone employed to superintend the preparations for the funeral of General Grant.î ìThe New York Timesî reported on the front page of its July 25, 1885, edition, in part, ìBefore burial the coffin will be placed in an airtight cedar box, lined with lead, and this in turn will be sealed up and riveted within an oval steel case. It is estimated that, with the assistance of the embalming fluid, the body will this remain intact for years to come. The embalming process has thus far been very satisfactorily performed. Prof. F.A. Sullivan of this city, and Mr. Merritt spent the entire night of Thursday over the body, with four assistantsÃ?î Felix A. Sullivan had arrived with Merritt and his assistants on Thursday evening and announced that they would take charge. The Holmes personnel left and, after withdrawing all previously injected arterial fluid, Sullivan proceeded to reembalm the body. On Friday evening, July 24th, Merritt returned to his home in New York City to supervise the construction of the coffin which would be sent to Mount MacGregor on Monday. Recalling in the notarized deposition what had happened over five months earlier, Edward T. Butts was off by a day or two. A similar lock of Grantís hair, less beautifully presented, sold at Heritage Auctions in 2009 for over $12,000.

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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: With an Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay Upon the History of the Nights

      The Burton Club For Private Subscribers Only [1885] - First Edition. Limited Edition, numbered 313 of 1,000 numbered sets. Seventeen volumes. ÒA plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments.Ó Includes ten volumes of the Arabian Nights and 7 Volumes of the Supplemental Nights. Black and white frontispiece illustrations and illustrations throughout, by French and English artists including Lethford, Lalauze, and others. Richard F. Burton was an English writer, translator, explorer, poet, soldier, spy, linguist, and diplomat, known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa and his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. This version was one of the earliest unabridged translations of the popular Arabian Nights stories and is the most popular, considered Òthe most complete version of texts relating to the Arabian nights available in English,Ó though it has also been criticized for its "archaic language and extravagant idiom" and "obsessive focus on sexuality." Tall octavos, original light gray cloth with printed paper spine labels, gilt top edge, original endpapers. All volumes are Very Good, some foxing to spines and spine labels of some volumes, some pages roughly opened. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Firmado por el Autor(es) 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1885. Evaristo Ullastres. Holandesa. 40x29. 140 pag + indice. Magnifica Obra de enfermedades de la vista precedido de una carta prologo del Dr Schoeler, profesor de la universidad de Berlin. Contiene 20 laminas con 108 oleografias sacadas del natural por el autor. Tipografia "La Academia" de Evaristo Ullastres. 140 pag + indice. Dedicatoria del autor. Dificilissima Obra en comercio. N° de ref. de la libreria 7.2 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        La Méthode graphique dans les sciences expérimentales et principalement en physiologie et en médecine. Deuxième tirage augmenté d'un supplément sur le developpement de la méthode graphique par la photographie. G. Masson, Éditeur.

      Libraire de L'Académie de Médecine, Paris 1885 - Half-title + TP + [i]-xix = Introduction + [1]-673 + half-title + TP + [v]-vi = Avertissment + [vii] = Table de Supplément + [1]-52, With 348 fine woodcuts in the main volume and 35 more in the supplement. Octavo. Second Edition.THE INVENTION OF MOTION PICTURES. A French physiologist, Marey made notable contributions to aviation, physiology, and cardiology, including his 1876 recording of the first electrocardiogram and his invention of the sphygmograph for measuring the pulse. But perhaps his most important contribution was in the burgeoning field of cinematography. In the last 20 years of his life (1884-1904), he made extensive use of cinematography in the study of animal movement and he promoted the standardization of recording techniques to avoid confusion amongst researchers. This second edition - with its supplement - is much rarer and far more important than the 1878 first edition because it contains concrete details on Marey's cinematographical methods. For instance, Figure 7 in the supplement illustrates the le fusil photographique, the chronogun that Marey invented in 1882, which many regard as the first motion picture camera, and image 17 illustrates his mobile camera on railroad tracks. Both images first appeared in the French journal, La Nature. In 1882 the French government constructed for Marey the Station Physiologique, a research station in the Bois de Boulogne. In the same year Marey invented his photographic gun, which took twelve pictures in one second around the edge of a circular photographic plate, using it to take sequential pictures of birds and bats in flight (a number of the images are reproduced in the supplement). Marey went on to construct a cabin that moved on rails to house his Chronophotographe. With this camera Marey photographed his subjects, dressed in white, as they moved in front of a black background. This gave him a sequence of often overlapping images on the photographic plate, recording all phases of his subjects' movement (also illustrated in the supplement).Marey kept experimenting to perfect the recording of motion. The appearance of Eastman's paper film and Kodak camera in 1888 provided the answer to Marey's technical problems, as it provided a means for producing sequential images on a strip of film. On October 15, 1888, Marey showed the Académie des Sciences in Paris the results from his moving mirror camera, showing them two weeks later films taken with his new Chronophotographe film camera. In his continuing experiments Marey decided against sprocketed film, as he wanted to use films of varying width in the same camera. He also tried unsuccessfully to develop a projector for speeding up or slowing down the movement. In 1889 Edison visited Marey and saw the Chronophotographe and its results. Instantly recognizing that Marey had the right idea, Edison told his assistant, W. K. L. Dickson, who was doing research on motion pictures, to abandon his idea of pictures on a cylinder and turn his attention instead to pictures on film. This resulted in the invention in May 1891 of a prototype Kinetoscope with a single row of sprockets that, like Marey's Chronophotographe, was moved horizontally through the camera. Original printed green wrappers with black front, spine, & rear lettering. Mild foxing to the main half-title and title page. There are short tears to the right margins of two prefatory leaves. Otherwise, this is a spectacular, almost entirely unopened copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830. (Three Volumes) With Portrait.

      London: John Murray, 1885. London: John Murray, 1885. Second edition. Half Morocco. Very Good Plus. A "Grangerized" copy -- extra-illustrated and augmented with many original letters and autographs by a virtual who's who on the English political and literary scene of the day tipped into the text. Among these are Sir Robert Peel, the Duke of Wellington (when he was known as Arthur Wellesley and the Field Marshall in Spain), George Canning, Lord Holland, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Isaac Disraeli, Queen Victoria, Sir Charles Napier, Lord Melbourne, the Duke of Newcastle, Gladstone, Lord Bentinck, Lord John Russell. Also included is a short inscription from Mtternich. In addition, there are a total of 157 extra plates. Occasional light fox marks, and minor soiling on the boards.

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        A Synopsis of Chinese Materia Medica (Ben Cao Bei Yao, in 4 volumes)

      Bao Dian Tang 1885 - This book was edited in the Kangxi Reign of Qing Dynasty. The author Wang'An (1615-1699)was a famous physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This copy was edition of reprinted in Guangxu Reign. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Geologie und Paläontologie der Argentinischen Republik. Band 1: Geologischer Theil. (alles Erschienene).

      Kassel und Berlin, Fischer, 1885.. (31,5 x 23,5 cm). XXIX, 329 (3) S. Mit 3 gefalteten farbig lithographierten Tafeln und 1 mehrfach gefalteten farbig lithographierten Karte. Moderner Pappband mit beigebundenem Original-Umschlag.. Einzige Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes. - Stelzner (1840-1895), Professor für Geologie und Mineralogie in Cordoba (Argentinien) und später in Freiberg, veröffentlicht hier die Ergebnisse seiner Forschungsreisen durch die Cordilleren. Als entschiedener Gegner der Lateralsecretionstheorie war eines seiner Hauptverdienste die Überwindung der Einseitigkeiten und Übertreibungen dieser Theorie. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Tafeln im Falz hinterlegt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten

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        FABLES. Avec l'éloge de La Fontaine par Chamfort. [2 volumes].

      1885 - Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1885. Deux volumes in-8 (143 X 224) maroquin acajou foncé, plats ornés d'un large encadrement de triple filet doré, au centre encadrements de filets dorés, gras et perlés, écoinçons dans le cadre intérieur, fleuron aux angles extérieurs, dos cinq nerfs filetés, caissons dorés ornés aux petits fers avec fleuron central, auteur et titre dorés, lieu et date d'édition en queue, doublure de maroquin vert lierre dans un encadrement de triple filet doré, contregarde de moire rouge imprimée, coupes et coiffes filetées, tranches dorées, plats de la couverture conservés, étui bordé (Noulhac). Tome I: (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre imprimé en rouge et noir, portrait frontispice en trois états, XLVI pages, (1) f. de faux-titre, 240 pages, 18 planches hors-texte; Tome II: (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre imprimé en rouge et noir, 308 pages, 18 planches hors-texte. BELLE ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE. Elle contient un PORTRAIT de La Fontaine en buste et DOUZE DESSINS hors-texte d'Émile ADAM gravés à l'eau-forte par Le Rat. «Cette édition est ornée de 12 charmants dessins d'Émile Adam» (Rochambeau). Tirage à petit nombre, limité à 270 exemplaires. UN des 170 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur papier de HOLLANDE (n°145), avec une suite en deux états du portrait et des illustrations, dont l'une sur Chine. ÉLOGE D'UN MORALISTE PAR. UN MORALISTE : on trouve en tête de l'ouvrage un important texte (44 pages) de l'écrivain, poète et moraliste français Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de CHAMFORT (1740-1794), célèbre pour son esprit et son recueil posthume de "Maximes et pensées, caractères et anecdotes". Il a publié cet "Éloge de Molière" en 1769, qui remporta le prix de l'Académie de Marseille. MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin décoré et doublé de Noulhac, en tous points parfait.(Rochambeau, "Bibliographie des oeuvres de La Fontaine", n°1184 - Vicaire, "Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle", T. I, pp.596-97. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Mathias Sandorf

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

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        Notarized copy of a loan by John D. Rockefeller to professor Telemachus T. Timayenis who had taught his children ñ in 1888, Timayenis wrote the Anti-Semitic ìThe Original Mr. Jacobsî stating that Rockefeller conforms to his Jewish stereotype ìJewsî and that ìthe spirit of the Standard Oil Company is simply the spirit of the monopoly, of cruelty, of annihilation of all competitors, a spirit in fact such as manifests itself in the scandalous enterprises of the Jewsÿî

      New York, New York: , July 28, 1885 Autograph Document Signed ìEdward Myers 1p, 7.75î x 9.75î. New York, July 28, 1885. Red Notary Seal affixed at lower left. Expertly mended on verso at folds. Attached by three brass prong fasteners to a Manuscript Document, 2p, 8î x 10î, separate sheets. Fine condition. In part, ìTo all whom these presents shall come I, Edward Myers Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn ÿ do hereby certify that the paper writing hereunto annexed, purporting to be a copy of an agreement made by T.T. Timayenis bearing date the 28th day of August 1884 is a true and correct copyÿî Headed ìCopy.î In full, ìWhereas John D. Rockefeller has this day day loaned unto T.T. Timayenis the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred (#3500.00) Dollars, now this witnessseth, that the said T.T. Timayenis for himself his heirs, administrators and assigns covenants and agrees to pay to the party first mentioned the said sum upon demand; and to pay interest on said sum at the rate of six per cent per annum, in semi annual payments until the said principal sum is paid. He further covenants and agrees to deliver unto the said John D. Rockefeller, as collateral security for said sum, his work, now in the hands of the publishers entitled ëGreece in the Times of Homerí the said work and all its avails to remain in the hands of said John D. Rockefeller and to be security for said sum with all the interest due thereon until full payment thereofÿî Telemachus T. Timayenis (1853-1918) was a Greek-American professor, novelist, and playwright. He was a professor of classical Greek at the New York Hellenic Institute and the Chautauqua School of Languages in 1879 and taught Rockefellerís children. Seven years later, he became the director of the New York School of Languages. In 1888, Timayenis left his academic work and established Minerva Publishing Company in New York, the first company in American to publish books critical of Jews. Timayenis authored three book on the Jews: ìThe Original Mr. Jacobs: A Startling ExposÃ?,î ì The American Jew: An Expose of His Career ,î and ìJudas Iscariot: An Old Type in a New Form.î In ìThe American Jew,î Timayenis provided several illustrations showing physical characteristics on how one might identify a Jew. Jonathan D. Sarna writes in ìThe ëMythical Jewí and the ëJew Next Dooríî a chapter of ìAnti-Semitism in American Historyî edited by David A. Gerber (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1986), that in ìThe Original Mr. Jacobs,î Timayenis ìcalls non-Jews who conform to his Jewish stereotype ëJews,í evidence to the contrary notwithstanding: ëHas ever a man of observation asked himself the question: ìIs there any Jewish blood in the veins of John D. Rockefeller?î We do not hesitate to affirm from an intimate knowledge of the man, that if Rockefeller is not actually a Jew, he has many Jewish traits Ã? The spirit of the Standard Oil Company is simply the spirit of the monopoly, of cruelty, of annihilation of all competitors, a spirit in fact such as manifests itself in the scandalous enterprises of the JewsÃ?î

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

      London: John Murray, 1885. Sixth edition.. London: John Murray, 1885. Sixth edition.. A bright and clean copy in fine (as new) condition.. Pp. xxi, 458; 1 folding chart. Publisher's original forest green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and stamped in blind on the front and rear covers, sm 8vo. Freeman 416, 28th thousand. This is the definitive edition of the 'Origin of Species.' This is the sixth and last edition with additions and corrections to 1872. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

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        Lawn Tennis As A Game of Skill. With Latest Revised Laws As Played by the Best Clubs

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1885. First U.S. edition. Spine very slightly sunned, else a clean, crisp copy. 12mo.

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        Lawn Tennis as a Game of Skill. With Latest Revised Laws as Played by the the Best Clubs . Edited by Richard D. Sears

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885 - First American edition. 12mo. Pp. 90, [6, ads]. Light blue pictorial cloth. Ex-library with engraved bookplate, embossed stamp in title page margin, pocket on back pastedown, paper label at head of spine. Attractive, internally clean, very good plus [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Alfred Tennyson

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1885. London - Macmillan and Co., 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 1885 edition ofthe poetic works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. With engraved frontispiece ofTennysontaken from a photograph. Titles include Enoch Arden, Geraint and Enid, Maud, and Queen Mary. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only, and some sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge strained. Ink inscription to front endpapers. Pages have some intermittent light foxing and handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1885. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice collection of Hood's poetry, dating from the late nineteenth century. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Contains several illustrated plates. With a bookseller's label for Parkins and Cotto, London, to the rear pastedown. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Some spots to the endpapers but otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Yorkshire Trout Flies

      Leeds: Goodall and Suddick, Cookbridge Street, 1885 - Pritt notes, "since I first fished the Yorkshire waters, now more than twenty years ago, I have made a point of recording every matter of moment . and in this book the results of those observations are set forth" First edition, limited to 250 copies. Numbered No. 24 on the half-title. 8vo. 12 lithograph plates, 11 hand-colored. v, [i], [15]-63, [1] pp. Later full black morocco, a.e.g. In slipcase. Marston, Supplement p. 251; Robb, p. 211; Hampton, Modern Angling Bibliography p. 76; Coleby, Regional Angling Bibliography p. 70 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY. LIST Of SUBSCRIBERS Throughout the State of Maine. December, 1885

      Boston: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers., 1885. Boston:: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers.. 1885.. 8-5/8" x 4-3/8". 1st printing thus. 60 pp.. Printed green paper wrappers.. Wrappers chipped & worn, with a later prior owner application of a. translucent tape to spine. Wear & chipping to lower corner of first. few leaves. Tape repaired closed horizontal tear to rear wrapper. A. Good, complete copy of this rare item of telephony history.. The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company was formed February 12, 1878, by investors in the states of Massachusetts & Rhode Island at the behest of an agent of Gardiner Greene Hubbard, the father-in-law of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. A short 7 years later, as the title page states in this 1885 book, "This company [NET&T] owns and operates all of the territory formerly owned by the Telephone Despatch Co., Boston & Northern Telephone Co., National Bell Telephone Co. of Maine, Suburban Telephone Company, Granite State Telephone Co., etc., etc." Eventually, and today, they are known as the New AT&T. No copies located on OCLC. Considering that NET&T's 1st instruction to Subscribers [p. 3] was "Destroy All Old Lists.", this a wonderful, and rare, surviving artifact from the early history of telephony. . Adverts throughtout.

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        NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY. LIST Of SUBSCRIBERS Throughout the State of Maine. December, 1885

      Boston: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers., 1885.. Boston:: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers.. 1885.. 8-5/8" x 4-3/8". 1st printing thus. 60 pp.. Printed green paper wrappers.. Wrappers chipped & worn, with a later prior owner application of a. translucent tape to spine. Wear & chipping to lower corner of first. few leaves. Tape repaired closed horizontal tear to rear wrapper. A. Good, complete copy of this rare item of telephony history.. The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company was formed February 12, 1878, by investors in the states of Massachusetts & Rhode Island at the behest of an agent of Gardiner Greene Hubbard, the father-in-law of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. A short 7 years later, as the title page states in this 1885 book, "This company [NET&T] owns and operates all of the territory formerly owned by the Telephone Despatch Co., Boston & Northern Telephone Co., National Bell Telephone Co. of Maine, Suburban Telephone Company, Granite State Telephone Co., etc., etc." Eventually, and today, they are known as the New AT&T. & & No copies located on OCLC.& & Considering that NET&T's 1st instruction to Subscribers [p. 3] was "Destroy All Old Lists.", this a wonderful, and rare, surviving artifact from the early history of telephony. . Adverts throughtout.

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        History of the Conquest of Mexico

      London - Bickersand Son, 1885. London - Bickersand Son, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the Spanish Invasion of Mexico. William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 January 29, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. In a Bickers and Sons binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally sound, though with some sunning. Rubbing to spine, and marks to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the occasional spot. Overall: GOOD..

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        Three Documents

      Washington, 1885. Washington, 1885. unbound. Rare assemblage of three documents pertaining to the founding, completion, and dedication of the Washington Monument. First: the original ornate August 1, 1850 subscription mailing letter titled "The Officers and Board of Managers of the Washington National Monument Society." 1 page measuring 8 1/4" x 10 1/2", with 19 facsimile signatures of the officers including Millard Fillmore as ex-officio President and Winfield Scott and Peter Force as Managers. A vignette of the original design of the Washington Monument is at the upper left. The next item is an outstanding example of the U.S. Government invitation to attend the Ceremonies on the Completion of the Washington Monument; heavy stock with no folding creases. Measures 6 1/2" x 10 1/2". In full: "The Capital, Washington, D.C. The Commission appointed under the joint resolution of Congress approved May 13th 1884, in relation to ceremonies to be the dedication of the Washington Monument...requests the pleasure of your attendance at these ceremonies to be held in the City of Washington, D.C. on February 21st 1885." Signed by John Sherman, Chairman of the Commission. Decorated with an excellent steel engraving of Gilbert Stuarts depiction of George Washington; with flags, rays of light and images of liberty surrounding the monument. The invitation is addressed in holograph to Madison Davis -- Post Office Dept. -- an African-American Postmaster appointed in Athens, Georgia on February 13, 1882.The last item is the very elusive ticket to attend the Dedication of the Washington Monument, February 21st 1885, on the Floor of the House of Representatives: "Admit bearer to the East Door leading to the Rotunda." Signed by John Sherman (in facsimile) as Chairman. This rare example has one tiny chip at the lower border and some minor foxing through the word "Dedication" -- otherwise it is in fine condition. Three years after the dedication, when the Washington Monument finally opened to the public (October 9, 1888) it was hailed as the "Worlds Tallest Structure.

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        Des Kindes erstes Rechenbuch.1 + 1 = 2. Hans Fixundfertig, der kleine Rechenmeister. Ein heiter- praktisches Rechenbuch in Wort und Bild für den praktischen häuslichen Unterricht.

      Einbeck, Leipzig. Oehmigke s Verlag. o. J. um 1885, vierte Auflage.. 6,5 x 21,5 cm, ( 19 S. ) davon 10 Farblithographien. ( jede Ziffer 1 bis 10 mit bildlicher Darstellung) daneben Rechen- u. Text aufgaben zur entspr. Ziffer ) Vorsatz lichtrandig. Ohlwd mit farbigen lithogr. Deckelbild, Ränder u. unterer Rand mit Abrieb. Sonst außen guter, innen nahezu sehr guter Zustand.. 11

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        Magy. kir. allamvasutak gepgyara es a diosgyöri magy. kir. vas- es aczegyar. Budapesti gepgyar. [Maschinenfabrik der kön. ungar. Staatseisenbahnen und Diosgyörer kön. ungar. Eisen- und Stahlwerk. Werk Budapest.] Lokomotivok. Types de locomotices. Locomotiven. Mit 19 photolithograph. Tafeln. Budapest, Gebrüder Legrady, 1885. Quer-Gr.-4to. (23,4 x 33,8 cm). 4 Bl. Orig.-Halbleinwandband.

      . . 1885. evi budapesti atalanos (!) orszagos kiallitas. [Allgemeine Budapester Landesjahresausstellung 1885.] - Katalog der von 1873 bis 1885 hergestellten Lokomotiven mit Längs- u. Querschnitten sowie Grundrissen. Die 3 Textblätter enthalten in Ungarisch, Französisch u. Deutsch die "Hauptdimensionen und Gewichte der in der Maschinenfabrik... erbauten Locomotiven". - Ohne den Textteil (62 S.). - Aus der Sammlung Metzeltin. Neuner S. 484. - Leicht gebräunt, etwas berieben. Ränder leicht gebräunt. 1 kleiner Einriß mit Tesa geklebt. Einband mit zeitgenöss. Stempel, Spiegel mit Exlibris eines Pariser Ingenieur(?)-Büros.

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        Life of P. T. Barnum

      New York: Hurst & Co, Publishers, 1885. New York: Hurst & Co, Publishers,, 1885. Written by Himself. Brought up to 1885. Illustrated. Octavo. Original light brown pebble-grained cloth, titles to spine in gilt and black, decoration to front board in blind, yellow endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, 38 plates (one unlisted) and one illustration in the text. Front inner hinge cracked, rear hinge neatly repaired, boards mildly soiled and rubbed, spine gilt a little dull, split to gutter of front free endpaper, contents toned. A very good copy. Revised and augmented edition of the author's first autobiography. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "To Miss Minnie Patrick, with compliments of the author, P. J. Barnum, Waldemere, Bridgeport Conn, June 18th 1885" (Waldemere was the author's house in Connecticut). Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810–1891), the archetypal 19th-century American self-made man, was a travelling showman, politician, hoaxer and best-selling author (the list goes on) who started a new and successful career in his sixties as a circus owner, in which capacity he purchased Jumbo the Elephant (1861–1885), depicted delicately picking a fruit that has been handed to him from a second-floor window with his trunk on plate facing p. 346. Life of P. T. Barnum was originally published in 1855, his second autobiography, entitled Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum was first published in 1869.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      NY: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. NY: Charles L. Webster and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1885. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full green cloth, reverse lettering on gilt panel and additional gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration and lettering on cover, black embossed decoration on spine and embossed black lettering and decoration on cover. Illustrated with 174 B&W drawings by E. W. Kemble and tissue-protected photographic frontispiece of bust of the author. Second issue, with the following points: (1) Copyright date 1884 (leaf bound in - McBride State C); (2) On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is correctly listed as being at page 87 (McBride State B); (3) The words "with the saw," appear correctly on page 57 (McBride State B); (4) The final "5" on Page No. 155 is added in the same font (McBride State B); (5) There is no signature mark "11" on page 161 (McBride State A); (6) On page 283 the fly on Silas' pants is straight (leaf tipped in - McBride State C); (7) In the portrait frontispiece, the cloth under the bust is not visible, the imprint is "Photo-Gravure," and the statement "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." has been added to the finished edge of the shoulder (McBride State C); (8) On page 143 the "l" in "Col." Has been replaced at line 1 and the word "body" is perfect at Line 7 (McBride State C); in addition, (9) On page 9, the word "decides" is correct in the description of Chapter VI; (10) On page 58 the "d" in "touched" is broken at line 27; (11) On page 59, the "t" in "let" is not missing at line 10; and (12) Also on page 59, the "d" in "would" is not broken at line 11. [McBride, 93][ BAL 3415][Grolier American 100: 87]. . This copy has been expertly rebacked with the original spine and covers laid on. The volume is housed in an extremely fine custom-made clam-shell box.. B&W Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 366 pp .

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        Ausländische Handels- und Nährpflanzen zur Belehrung für das Haus und zum Selbstunterrichte. Mit über 300 Abbildungen auf 60 Tafeln in Farbendruck.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg & Sohn, 1885.. Erste (1.) Auflage. Mit 60 (5 doppelblattgroß u. gefaltet) lithographischen Farbtafeln, einer Abbildung und mehreren Tabellen im Text, X, 244 Seiten. Gr.-8° (23,5 x 16,5 cm), Orig.-Leinenbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, großem farblithographischen Deckelbild, Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapiervorsätzen.. Nissen BBI 2198. Zuvor war im selben Verlag Zippels großformatiges Werk "Ausländische Kulturpflanzen in farbigen Wandtafeln" erschienen (Nissen BBI 2199 - 1. Aufl. 1876, 2. 1880, 3. 1892 und 4. 1899). Die Wandtafeln waren vor allem für den Gebrauch an Schulen konzipiert und mit ca. 70 x 50 cm sehr groß und unhandlich. Es war also naheliegend und entsprach laut Vorwort wohl auch dem vielfachen Wunsch von Interessenten, ein kompaktes u. handlicheres Werk zu diesem Thema herauszubringen, welches hier vorliegt. Die Vorlagen für die wunderschönen Farbtafeln zeichnete, wie auch bei Zippels anderen Werken, Karl Bollmann aus Gera. Sie zeigen unter anderem Kaffee, Tee, Kakao, verschiedene Tabaksorten, Weinreben, Zuckerrohr, Safran, Zimt, Ingwer, Vanille, Pfeffer, Baumwolle, Indigo, Dattelpalme, Ananas, Banane, Mango und weitere. Rücken, Kanten und hinterer Deckel minimal berieben, Innen in absolut frischem und nahezu unberührtem Zustand. Sehr gutes Exemplar. In diesem Zustand sehr selten !

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        Posies for Roundel-Trenchers

      (Gloucester: John Bellows), 1885. (Gloucester: John Bellows), 1885. 16mo. (10), (ii)pp. First edition. Printed throughout in red and black. A collection of sixteen quatrains, twelve of which were inscribed on sets of fruit serving trays -- or roundel trenchers -- by the author. Church is widely known for his writings on English ceramics. The printer, Bellows, is credited with identifying the Roman walls surrounding Gloucester and is reported to have taught himself French in order to print a French-English dictionary. A rare item, with only one known institutional copy in the U.S. This is a fine copy in gilt-titled limp vellum with green silk ties. T.e.g.

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        Geschichte der Stadt Magdeburg in 2 Bänden. Neu bearbeitet von G. Hertel u. F. Hülße. . Mit 1 Wappendarstellung, 3 Portraits, 1 mehrfach gefalteter Grundriß, 1 Karte des Herzogtums Magdeburg , 18 Ansichten nach alten Stichen, 6 Domdenkmälern und 37 Stadtansichten.

      Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen, 1885.. 25 x 18 cm. 590 S./ 659 S. ISBN: Keine. Original grüner Leineneinband / Original green cloth. Schutzumschläge. In dust jacket. Insgesamt gesehen: Guter Zustand / Good condition. Innen vereinzelt einige Blätter gelöst. Einige, wenige, zarte Anstreichungen mit Bleistift. Zahlreiche Beigaben. Rücken leicht verblichen, ebenso der Schutzumschläge. Ausgesprochen schöne und dekorative Bände. Mit den wunderbaren Stadtansichten im Anhang teilweise Faltkarten. Besonders fester Buchblock. 2. Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Besonders schöne Exemplare, betrüffelt mit zahlreichen Beilagen zur Stadtgeschichte. Selten mit den Schutzumschlägen. EL3. (OL). Jpg.

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        Poems by Matthew Arnold. Lyric and Elegiac Poems.

      1885 1885 - London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. Sm. 8vo. Orig. full blue crushed oasis (slightly rubbed, front hinge starting). Spine gilt-titled and with raised bands. Inside gilt borders and marbled endpapers. A.e.g. (x, 256pp.). An armorial bookplate on front endpaper. Prelims lightly foxed, otherwise fine. Adorned under the gilt of the fore-edge is a fine bright watercolour painting depicting a shipwreck, with surviving sailors in a life-boat and others cast adrift on rocks.

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        Germinal; or Master and Man. A Realistic Novel

      Published by Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, London First English Edition 1885. London 1885.. Published by Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, London First English Edition 1885. London 1885. First English edition hard back binding in publisher's original chestnut brown cloth covers, chipped and darkened title and author lettering label to the spine, fore and lower page edges untrimmed, floral end leaves. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 464 [i] [20 page illustrated catalogue dated May 1885] printed pages of text. Contemporary Bordeaux Booksellers label inside, surface marks to the front board and spine, corners bruised, text block clean. One of the 18 Zola titles issued by the firm of Vizetelly between 1884 and 1888. Germinal was written between April 1884 and January 1885. It was first serialized between November 1884 and February 1885 in the periodical Gil Blas, then in March 1885 published as a book. It is the thirteenth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Often considered Zola's masterpiece and one of the most significant novels in the French tradition, the novel - an uncompromisingly harsh and realistic story of a coal miners' strike in northern France in the 1860s has been published and translated in over one hundred countries as well as inspiring five film adaptations and two television productions. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Art Of Pyrotechny: Being Comprehensive And Practical Instructions for The Manufacture Of Fireworks, Specially Designed For The Use Of Amateurs [FIRST EDITION]

      London: The Bazaar. The Bazaar, London. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Book is undated but publisher's catalogue to rear is 'No. 3 - 1885' I have been able to trace any reprints so can only assume the original sheets were bound up as required with the latest publisher's catalogue, in this case in 1885. Contents: Chapter I. Rockets II. Roman Candles III. Gerbs And Jets Of Chinese Sparkling And Brilliant Fires IV. Wheel Cases And Small Wheels V. Case Colours For Wheels VI. Brilliant White And Coloured Bengal Fires VII.Lances And Lace Work VIII. Saxons„ Plain, Brilliant, And Illuminated IX. Mines Of Crackers, Serpents, And Stars X. Tourbillions, Plain And Brilliant XI. Shells And The Mortars From Which They Are Fired XII. Compound Fireworks And Set Pieces. Book - in Good maroon boards with gilt lettering and small gilt illustration to the front board - some mottling and marking to the boards and slight fading to the spine and gilt lettering although still bright and distinct, slight bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive copy of this scarce, classic work on the subject of Fireworks by the acknowledged master of the art in England at this time, in original binding. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5 inches. 148 pages which includes an index & a 32 page catalogue to rear. With a full page line drawing frontispiece and 170 other diagrams and drawings in the text plus beautifully illustrated 32 page publisher's catalogue to rear.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 8356..

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        The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. XXX. XXXIV. In two volumes

      87 - New York and London - The Century Co and F. Warne and Co, 1885. 87 - New York and London - The Century Co and F. Warne and Co, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two uniform volumes of this wide ranging illustrated magazineof the later nineteenth century. Comprising Volume XXX (New Series Volume VIII) covering May to October 1885, and Volume XXXIV (New Series Volume XII) covering May to October 1887. Featuring numerous illustrations, including portrait frontispieces. Both volumes contain the sections'Battles and Leaders of the Civil War'. Volume XXX contains 'Memoranda on the Civil War'. The Century Magazine was first published in the US in 1881, succeeding Scribner's Monthly Magazine. Its content, written by numerous contributors, included illustrated history articles, matters of recent interest, and literature. Its American Civil War series included contributions by generals and over 200 Northern and Southern participants of all ranks. It ceased publication in 1930. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed, with marks. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, with just occasional light foxing prominent to first and last few pages, and the odd mark. Occasional ink library stamps, lending bookplate to front pastedown of Volume XXX, remains of lending bookplate to front pastedown of Volume XXXIV, and shelfmark labels to spines. Overall: GOOD..

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