The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1885

        Two enormous beautiful black and white mounted photographs of the Walker Light Guards before ?their Departure from Richmond for New York, to join the Funeral Cortege of General Grant,? and, on the verso, Grant?s sick room, ?where the Hero spent the larger part of his time [before his death]?

      Virginia and New York, [1885] Mounted Photograph, 15? x 13.25?, front and verso. Richmond, VA and Wilton, NY, circa 1885. Slight yellowing and wear at edges of mount, not photograph. Fine condition.The front contains a beautiful photograph of Company B of the 1st Virginia Regiment, also known as the Walker Light Guards. They are gathered outside of the Confederacy?s old Capitol Building, before they left for New York, to join in Grant?s seven-mile long funeral procession. The verso contains a photograph of ?The Sick-Room.? The room is located in banker Joseph Drexel?s Adirondack cottage, on the slopes of Mount McGregor, but is now a New York State Historic Site known as Grant Cottage. Grant lived in the cottage for the six weeks prior to his death, where he completed his memoirs. The writer Mark Twain gave Grant a $25,000 advance to write his autobiography, which Grant completed a mere three days before succumbing to throat cancer in the room pictured.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Poetical Works

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, and Company, 1885. Eight volumes, octavo; finely bound in contemporary tan polished calf, gilt. Very attractive set of Longfellow's works.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Fables de La Fontaine publiees par D. Jouaust avec l'eloge de La Fontaine par Chamfort. Dessin d'Emile Adan, graves a l'eau-forte par Le Rat. 2 Bde. in 1. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1885. 4to. XLVI,308 S. Mit 12 Orig.-Radierungen in jeweils 3 Zuständen von Le Rat nach Zeichnungen von Emile Adam. Bordeauxroter ecrasierter Orig.-Maroquinbd. auf 5 Bünden mit reichster Rückenvergoldung, Rückentitel, dreifache goldene Deckelfileten, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, reichvergoldete Doubluren, Vollgoldschnitt. In Orig.-Schuber. (Signiert Marius Michel).

      . . Eines von 10 Exemplaren der absoluten Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan mit den Radierungen von Le Rat in drei Zuständen. Gebunden von Marius Michel, einem der bedeutendsten Buchbinder des 20. Jahrhunderts. Hellbraune Doubluren, umlaufend reiches filigranes Rankwerk, eingefaßt von goldenen Fileten, Ecken mit goldenen Faunsköpfen besetzt. Makelloses Exemplar diese bibliophilen Rarität.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
 3.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Semmering-Bahn. 10 Chromolithographien nach Aquarellen von M. Streicher nach Gemälden von A. Gerasch. ( so voll.ständig )

      . ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog um 1885 erschienen ). Die farbigen Tafeln in Chromolithographie zeigen: Payerbach - Klamm - Schottwien mit Sonnwendstein - Schneeberg - Weinzettelwand - Adlitzgraben - Semmering Hotel - Raxalpe vom Semmering Hotel - Station Semmering - Mürzzuschlag. Das Leporello somit vollständig. Gold- und blindgeprägter roter Oln, 8° ( 12,5 x 17,5 cm ). Von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung, wenige Tafeln minimal fleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        WINNIPEG DAILY TIMES [A bound volume containing all daily issues for the period January 4, 1885, to July 30, 1885]

      Times Printing and Publishing Company 1885 - The Winnipeg Daily News was one of Winnipeg's four local newspapers at the time (the others being the Manitoba Free Press, the Winnipeg Daily Sun, and the Winnipeg Siftings). It was published daily (except Sunday) by the Times Printing and Publishing Company, commencing April 12, 1879 and concluding July 30, 1885. In its final year, the publisher claimed it had the largest circulation of any newspaper in Manitoba. Each issue is complete in itself and measures 51 x 67 cm, the text being printed in eight columns on both sides of the page. The historical significance of this archive can hardly be overestimated, as it contains a day-by-day account of the Northwest Rebellion, nominally led by Louis Riel, and the subsequent capture and trial of the rebel leader. The daily dispatches from Regina, where Riel's trial proceedings commenced on July 20, are detailed and frequently quote verbatim from actual testimony at the trial itself (which concluded July 31), and include most of Riel's frequent outbursts and interjections. They are the best eye-witness account we have of what actually took place at what was arguably the most important trial in Canadian history. The binding holding the newspapers is now broken, but the internal binding is intact. A few issues have large closed tears, else most are in very good condition. Note: copies of this newspaper are not archived in the website newspaperarchive[dot]com. Microfilmed copies are available for reference at the Millenium Library in Winnipeg, at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. The Winnipeg Daily Times is not referenced in Peel's "Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces to 1953" (although the Manitoba Free Press is), nor is it referenced in the major Louis Riel bibliography, published by the Saskatchewan Library Association, nor is it mentioned in "Louis Riel - An Annotated Bibliography", by Dhand, Hunt and Goshawk, even though many - if not most - of the works cited in the Riel bibliographies draw, either directly or indirectly, upon newspaper accounts of the trial. One must wonder if much information and insight about both the Rebellion and Riel's trial could still be mined from such a priceless archive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

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

      The Author, Sydney 1885 - Folio, lithographic dedication, title and envoi, and 20 lithographs; some scattered spotting but a good copy in the original publisher'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 'Sydney streets afford more subjects for a book of sketches than any work of Dickens'. 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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Will H. Coleman, New York 1885 - First edition, issue 2. 12mo., 324pp., illustrated with 14 plates. Publisher's original wraps, with image of alligator holding a sign in its mouth, with Exposition Edition at he bottom. The wrappers are bright, with little to no soiling or creasing, and contain the publisher's advertisements on the inside rear wrapper. The rear wrapper's fore-edge, overlaps the text block by 3/8th of an inch. This overlapping piece of the rear wrapper is creased and has tears. The first plate (frontis) is detatched. Plates are mildly age-toned, otherwise pages are clean and bright (except for the last 2 leaves, which have some light foxing). A Very Good copy in excellent wraps. Lacking the Map, as usual. ***Howes C-574: Hearn's name at foot of page 299-present. Map not issued in all copies.*** [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frey Fine Books]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Vierte, gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. 16 Bde. Mit zahlreichen doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Farbtafeln und Holzstichen im Text. Band 1-16 und 17 ( Ergänzungsband ) sowie Band 18 + 19...

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1885.. (... = Erstes und zweites Jahressupplement 1890/91 + 1892/92. Zusammen 19 Bände. So vollständig. Erscheinungszeitraum 1885 - 1892 ) Mit zusammen ca. 19800 Seiten sowie sehr zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln, zahlreichen chromolithographieren Farbtafeln und zahlreichen farbigen Plänen und Karten. Jeweils in Original Halblederbänden mit reich goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, 4° ( 25 x 16,5 cm ). Einbände teils berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, teils etwas fleckig. Bei Band 1, 10, 13, 15 ist das obere Kaptal eingerissen bzw. beschädigt ( 3 Bände hierbei oben mit kleiner Fehlstelle ), bei einigen weiteren Bänden ist das obere Kapital des schmalen Einbandrückens leicht ausgefranst. Innen von meist guter Erhaltung, Papier zeitbedingt gebräunt, wenige Seiten und wenige Tafeln gering stockfleckig. Die schönen Tafeln von guter Erhaltung. Zusammen 19 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 35.000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


      Edinburgh Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1885 and 1889. Oblong folio, pictorial boards. Neatly rebacked, boards darkened and spotted, mild toning to contents, images clean and coloring bright. Eleven gorgeous full page color lithograph plates of mostly 17th century shoes, each with facing page of historical description. Appendix with woodcut vignette illustrations. The Supplement contains historical text, two black and white plates of ancient shoes and four plates of shoes in color lithography. Visually stunning.. Pictorial Boards.. Near Fine.. Illus. by Greig.. Oblong Folio.

      [Bookseller: marilyn braiterman rare books]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Wiener Werkstätten Postkarte No. 591.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Vierteljahresschrift für Musikwissenschaft. Redigiert von Guido Adler. 10 Bände und Generalregister bearbeitet von R. Schwarz, zusammen 11 Bände.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1885, 1895.. Gr- 8°. Mit etlichen Tafeln auf Karton und einigen gefalteten Tabellen bzw. Notentafeln Halb-Leinen d. Zt.. Die klassische Zeitschrift mit vielen bedeutenden Beiträgen hier mit dem separaten Register, komplett in 11 Bänden. - Titel mit kleinem Besitzerstempel "Rudolf Ficker, Innsbruck". Wenig gebräunt, teils berieben oder etwas bestossen, einige Gebrauchsspuren. - Seltene Original-Ausgabe. - Kein Versand in die Schweiz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        The Works of William Shakespeare (in Ten Volumes ) - complete edition.

      London, Sonnenschein, 1885.. ( Escheinungszeitraum 1885 - 1886 ) Fifth Edition. Mit XII und zusammen ca. 5000 Seiten sowie 3 Tafeln. Die Bände jeweils in braunem Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 22,5 x 14,5 cm ). Band 1 mit kleiner Beschädigung am Vorderdeckel, 2 Einbände gering fleckig, innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Insgesamt guter und dekorativer Zustand. Zusammen 10 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 10500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        King Solomon's Mines

      London: Cassell, 1885. First Edition, First Printing, with all first issue textual errors present: p. 10 - "Bamamgwato"; p.122, 3rd line up "let twins to live"; p.307 footnote, second to last line "wrod". No catalogue at rear; likely one of 500 copies of the British sheets shipped to New York and bound there with no catalogue. Clean pages. Color map at front is intact and complete with a few short tears. Binding pulling a bit at front paste down, rubbed spine, bumped corners with exposed tips, wear spot on spine, binding a bit shaky, spine leans a bit, light foxing and smudging throughout text. Cloth frayed along edges. A nice copy in better-than-average shape, more rare than the British issue of the book.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 13.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Erbhof im Hochschwarzwald. - Ölgemälde auf Malpappe.

      . Ca. 70 (H) x50 cm (Rahmen: 79 (H) x 60 cm). Kabis, Carl, 1885 - ?; Schwarzwaldmaler / Künstlerkolonie in Eutingen: Erbhof im Hochschwarzwald. -Original Ölgemälde auf Malpappe, links oben signiert 'Carl Kabis'; hinten auf Original-Klebeetikett vom Künstler bezeichnet und signiert: 'Erbhof im Hochschwarzwald / Ölgemälde von C. Kabis - Pforzheim'; Malpappe rs. mit Händlerstempel 'J. Haas / Malutensilien'. - Klebeetikett ramponiert und berieben; Spuren von zweitem Klebeetikett..

      [Bookseller: Internet-Antiquariat Harald Holder (Vers]
 14.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Moeurs parisiennes. Notices littéraire par Gustave Geffroy. Douze compositions de Em(ile) Bayard, gravées à l'eau-forte par J. Massard.

      Conquet,, Paris, 1885 - 2 Bde. Paris, Conquet, 1885. 22,8x15 cm. 2 Bl., XXIV, 204 S., 1 Bl; 2 Bl., 368 S. Rote Maroquin-Bde. mit riecher goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, marmor. Vorsätzen, Ganzgoldschnitt, OBr. (inkl. Rücken) eingebunden. In Schuber (sign. Chambolle-Duru). Eines von 150 num. Exemplaren auf Japan (+ 350 num. Ex. auf Vélin du Marais). - (Fürsten-Exlibris auf Vorsatz). - Sehr schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Rote Maroquin-Bde. mit riecher goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckelfiletierung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, marmor. Vorsätzen, Ganzgoldschnitt, OBr. (inkl. Rücken) eingebunden. In Schuber (sign. Chambolle-Duru). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 19. VI. 1885.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Herrn mit Dank für ein Buch, das er ihr habe zukommen lassen. Sie habe es im Moment ihrer Abreise nach Prag erhalten und konnte es daher während der Reise lesen, was ihr die langen Stunden der Einsamkeit im Wagon erheblich angenehmer gemacht habe: "Merci de m'avoir aide a passer agreablement les longues heures de solitude en waggon et croyez qu je vous suis fort obligee [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Briefkopf und faks. Namenszug "Desiree" in Goldprägung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        IRENE ALBAR. Novela cubana (2 volúmenes) - Barcelona 1885 - 1ª ed.

      - Barcelona, Imp. Luis Tasso, 1885. Vol I: 212p. 2h. Vol II: 203p. 2h. 8º mayor. Rústica editorial ilustrada. Puntos de óxido en cubiertas y páginas en blanco. Puntas rozadas. Intonso. Buen ejemplar. 1ª edición. Primera edición. 1st edition. First edition Literatura latinoamericana. Cuba. Novela. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Llibres del Mirall]
 17.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        WINNIPEG DAILY TIMES [A bound volume containing all daily issues for the period January 4, 1885, to July 30, 1885]

      Winnipeg, MB.: Winnipeg Daily Times. 1885. Elephant folio, This is the original newspaper - it is not a reprint or copy - and it contains all the pages as printed for each issue. . One of Winnipeg's four local newspapers at the time (the others being the Manitoba Free Press, the Winnipeg Daily Sun, and the Winnipeg Siftings). It was published daily (except Sunday) by the Times Printing and Publishing Company, commencing April 12, 1879 and concluding July 30, 1885. In its final year, the publisher claimed it had the largest circulation of any newspaper in Manitoba. Note: copies of this newspaper are not archived in the website "newspaperarchivedotcom". Microfilmed copies are available for reference at the Millenium Library in Winnipeg, at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. Microfilmed copies can be ordered from the Canadian Library Association. Each issue is complete in itself and measures 51 x 67 cm, the text being printed in eight columns on both sides of the page. The historical significance of this archive can hardly be overestimated, as it contains a day-by-day account of the the Northwest Rebellion, nominally led by Louis Riel, and the subsequent capture and trial of the rebel leader. The daily dispatches from Regina, where Riel's trial took place, are detailed and frequently quote extensively from actual testimony at the trial, including most of Riel's frequent outbursts and interjections. They are the best eye witness account we have of what actually took place at what was clearly one of the most historic trials in Canadian history. The binding holding the newspapers is now broken, but the internal binding is intact. A few issues have large closed tears, else in very good condition. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Wiener Werkstätten Postkarte No. 358. [Liebe und Alkohol].

      0, [Wien, - [Wien, o. J.] OPostkarte [14 x 9 cm]. Ohne Monogramm. - Die Karte ist nicht gelaufen, etw. angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Jung (1885 - 1915), studierte von 1901 bis 1908 an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Wien, wo er von Alfred Roller, Carl Otto Czeschka und Bertold Löffler unterrichtet wurde. Sein außergewöhnliches Talent trat besonders als Illustrator in Holzschnitt, Linolschnitt und Buchillustrationen hervor. Während seiner Studienzeit veröffentlichte er ein Buch über farbigen Holzschnitt "Freunden geschnitten und gedruckt von Moriz Jung"(Leipzig - Wien, 1906), eine Fibel mit tierischen Alphabeth, und 1907 entwarf er ein "Plakat für das Cabaret Fledermaus "(Wien, Hist. Mus.) für die Wiener Werkstätte, das Karikaturen der Schauspieler Grete Kunkel, Else Saldern, Egon Dorn, Hilde Radnay und Oskar Steiner darstellte. Weiterhin illustrierte er für das Cabaret Fledermaus "Zweite Programm Notizen" (1907), mt verschiedenen Beispiel-Szenen. Für die Wiener Werkstätte, entwarf Jung auch illustrierte Flugblätter (1907-8), u.a. "Der Riese und der Kirschbaum"(Wien, Hist. Mus.); und 1908, eine Reihe von 24 komischen Bildpostkarten. Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Mexico. 1885. 260pag + indice + 39 laminas a color. 29x20,5. Catalogo Alfabetico de los Nombres pertenecientes al idioma "Nahualt". Estudio Jeroglifico de la Matricula de los Tributos del Codice Mendocino por Antonio Penafiel. Dibujos de las "Antigüedades Mexicanas" de Lord Kingsborough por el Sr. Domingo Carral y Grabados por el Sr. Antonio H.Galaviz y se imprimio de acuerdo del Sr. Gral Carlos Pacheco. Magnifica Obra Mexicana. Ref 5.5 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 20.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Antiquarian Researches in Illyricum (Parts 111 & IV)

      From The Archaeologia (Printed by Nichols and Sons), Westminster 1885 - 4to. Pp 167. 2 double page maps and numerous figures in the text. BOUND WITH 9 further papers: Francis Joseph Baigent "Ibberton Church, Dorsetshire and its Painted Glass". Pp 9. 5 plates(2 coloured), full page plan and figures in the text. Thomas Frederick Kirby "The Ancient Charters of the City of Winchester". Pp 25. I facsimile plate. George Scharf" On a Votive Painting of Saint George and the Dragon with kneeling figures of Henry VII, his Queen and Children". Pp iv, 63. 1 plate. Everard Green " Remarks on the Fifteenth-Century Diptych of the Chevalier Philip Hinckaert etc." Pp 9.1 plate. Edwin Freshfield " Some Remarks upon the Book of Records and History of the Parish of St. Stephen, Coleman Street, in the City of London. Pp 41. W.H. St.John Hope " On the English Medieval Drinking Bowls called Mazers. Pp 65. 1 plate and figures in the text. C.M.Church " The Episcopate of Reginald, Bishop of Bath (1174-1191) etc. Pp 66. The Worshipful Chancellor Ferguson " On an Astrolabe Planisphere of English Make." Pp 10.1 plate. C.M. Church " Roger of Salisbury, First Bishop of Bath and Wells 1244-1247." Pp 24. In all 10 papers nicely bound in buckram entitled "Papers Communicated to the Society of Antiquaries". From the Monks' Library, Fort Augustus Abbey. Bound by and for the library and each off-print presented to the library by Everard Green. Some foxing. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        BRAZIL AND JAVA, Report On Coffee - culture In America, Asia And Africa, To H.E. The Minister Of The Colonies...

      London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1885.FIRST EDITION, 1885. 8vo, approximately 230 x 150 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, 3 maps plus 2 large coloured maps at rear, frontispiece and 2 plates, 2 folding diagrams, pages: xii, 1 - 637, original publisher'sbrown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, original coated brown endpapers, edges untrimmed. Binding lightly rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners bumped, blank endpapers foxed, frontispiece and title page have pale foxing, occasional foxing, pale browning to folds of coloured maps, bookseller's advertising label pasted to last pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. See: Rubens Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, page 383, " This is a classic work for the study of the history of coffee in Brazil". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
 22.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      London, Dean & Son, 160A Fleet Street, E.C., circa 1885.Edition unknown, inscribed Christmas 1885 on front endpaper, folio, 355 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, no title page as issued, 8 pages printed 1 side only, each with a half page coloured movable puppet show scene, each scene with 2 movable figures: Punch, Judy, Beadle, Clown, Shallabala (a black lady), Dog Toby (2 scenes). All the illustrations and movable figures are boldly and brightly colour printed, each scene has a brightly coloured proscenium arch with royal arms and mottoes at the top in the centre and the background is black. In the lower half of the page is the image in colour of a drummer and to his right is the verse dialogue for the scene. In the original green cloth backed cream boards, with large coloured illustration of Punch and Toby at top left and Judy and baby at bottom right, title in green and orange, adverts for Goodall's Household Specialities on lower cover, pale yellow endpapers. Covers lightly soiled and slightly worn at edges and corners, small scrape to imprint on upper cover, inner paper hinges front and rear repaired at some time with white binder's tape which at rear has partly lifted, front endpaper slightly stained, slightly worn at edge and with a small piece torn off at the top, the mechanism to all movables needs restoration or attention, some tabs are missing or creased, the figures are complete and undamaged except that the Clown is missing his left hand (image 3) and in the last scene the hand of Punch holding his hat has been carefully and invisibly reattached, 5 of the puppet theatres have a small tear to one or both lower corners, 60 mm (2") closed tear to lower left corner of theatre on Ghost of Judy, repaired neatly with no loss, margins are slightly thumbed, the thin plain backing paper which should cover the mechanism is slightly torn or has large chips on several of the pages. A rare Dean movable book in need of expert repairs. There is a copy in the University of Exeter and another in the V. & A., not in British Library, no copies listed on WorldCat. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
 23.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Collections et collectionneurs, plus volume of manuscript material and correspondence pertaining to this book

      Paris, 1885. <p>The Published Book and the Correspondence Leading to the Book </p><p>Eudel, Paul (1837-1911). (1) Collections et collectionneurs. [6], ii, 300pp. Paris: G. Charpentier et Cie., 1885. 195 x 147 mm. (uncut). Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards; original printed wrappers bound in (mended at gutter margins). Minor fraying at margins, but fine. One of only two copies printed on rose-colored paper, with Eudel&#146;s signed autograph inscription on the title verso: &#147;Il a été tiré sur papier rose deux exemplaires qui n&#146;ont pas été mis dans le commerce. Paul Eudel. No. 2&#148; [There were two copies printed on pink paper that were not for sale. Paul Eudel. No. 2]. (2) Correspondance, Collections et collectionneurs, avant et après (spine title). Bound volume of correspondence containing over 80 manuscript letters and other materials relating to Eudel&#146;s Collections et collectionneurs. 1881-85. 223 x 151 mm. Bound, presumably for Eudel, in full morocco gilt, very slight wear at spine. Together two items. Minor marginal fraying, light toning but fine. </p><p>First Edition of no. (1), one of only two copies printed on rose-colored paper, presumably for Eudel and with his signed limitation inscription on the verso of the title. Paul Eudel, one of the great French connoisseurs, bibliophiles and art critics of the nineteenth century, amassed important collections of antique jewelry, eighteenth-century prints, posters, rare books, bindings and other objets d&#146;art. He also wrote prolifically on the subject of collecting, publishing both books and articles in newspapers such as Le Figaro and Le Temps; his reviews of the auction sales held at Paris&#146;s L&#146;Hôtel Drouot were collected and published in nine volumes between 1882 and 1891. Eudel was the author of a famous exposé of artistic and literary forgeries titled Le truquage (1884), which did much to shape modern opinion on the subject. He was a patron of the arts and a friend of many artists and writers, including Victor Hugo, whom Eudel gave credit for having &#147;convinced the French that antiques had value&#148; (Auslander, p. 185). </p><p>Eudel&#146;s Collections et collectionneurs contains eight articles on collecting and collectors that had previously appeared in periodicals, together with Eudel&#146;s preface written for the book-form edition. Included are articles on stamp collecting, shells, antique toys and puppets, together with profiles of collectors such as Baron Charles Davillier, fencing master and historian Arsène Vigeant, and Aimé Desmottes. We are offering one of two specially printed hors de commerce copies of this work, no doubt commissioned by Eudel, and signed by him. </p><p>Accompanying the work is Eudel&#146;s handsomely bound volume of correspondence relating to the production and reception of Collections et collectionneurs, containing over eighty letters (most with covers bound in) and other materials. Among the letters are seven from Arthur Maury (1844-1907), one of the pioneers of philately and author of the first stamp-collecting catalogues; three from Arsène Vigeant; four from Ad. Giraldon regarding the toy collection of Mme. Agar; two from pottery collector Gustave Gouellain, to whom Eudel dedicated Collections et collectionneurs; and eleven from the printing firm of P. Charaire et fils, who printed the work for publisher G. Charpentier. Also included in the volume is a 21-page manuscript document in French on shell collecting and collectors covering much of the material in Eudel&#146;s piece on the subject. We have not been able to identify the author, but it might have been written by Eudel&#146;s brother Émile, a noted shell collector. Auslander, &#147;The gendering of consumer practices in nineteenth century France,&#148; in Consumption: The History and Regional Development of Consumption, ed. D. Miller (2001), pp. 157-189. </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La Cite Chinoise. Autograph Manuscript and printed book

      Paris: Nouvelle Revue, 1885. <p>Manuscript of a Pioneering Sociological Treatise on China, Together with a Presentation Copy of the Published Work</p><p>Simon, G. Eugène (1829-96). (1) Manuscrits. [On following leaf:] La cité chinoise . . . Le village abandonné. Pages détachées. Autograph manuscript. 253ff., variously numbered, plus unnumbered cover sheets. 317 x 202 mm. Bound in quarter morocco, mottled boards, gilt-lettered spine, light rubbing. Some edges frayed, minor soiling. Inscribed by Simon on the first leaf: "A ma bien aimée soeur Adeline G. Eug. Simon" and signed by him in a few other places in the manuscript. Printer&#39;s marks and annotations. (2) La cité chinoise. 12mo. [8], 389, [3]pp. Paris: Nouvelle Revue, 1885. 183 x 116 mm. Marbled boards, cloth spine c. 1885, light rubbing. Light browning and foxing. Sheet bound in front with Simon&#39;s autograph presentation inscription: "Monsieur Maret hommage de l&#39;auteur G. Eug. Simon." Pencil notes of former owner on this sheet and several leaves of text.</p><p>(1) The manuscript of Eugène Simon&#39;s La cité chinoise (1885), a pioneering sociological analysis of Chinese culture and traditions that was later praised by one Chinese scholar as "the best book written in any European language on the spirit of the Chinese civilization" (Gu Hongming, Spirit of the Chinese People [1915]; quoted by David Gosset). Simon, an agricultural engineer, traveled to China in the early 1860s and spent four years touring the country and studying its inhabitants and customs. During the latter part of the 1860s he served as France&#39;s consul in China. After his return to France, Simon published La cité chinoise, a work that helped to counter the prevailing mid-nineteenth century European view of China as a stagnant, despotic and morally inferior society. </p><p>Simon&#39;s book idealizes China as a peasant society where liberty in all its forms-political, economic, religious, and intellectual-is realized. Simon&#39;s book, which was very popular, prophesied that all European attempts to subject China to industrialization, colonization, or modernization would fail because of the astounding vitality of the rural nation and its naturalistic civilization. On contemporaries, Simon&#39;s book . . . had an impact out of all proportion to its intrinsic importance. Paul Ernst, the German poet, was inspired by Simon to adulate the collectivist peasant culture of China for giving a higher place to spiritual than to material values ("China in Western Thought and Culture," Dictionary of the History of Ideas, I, p. 371).</p><p>The manuscript volume we are offering contains not only the manuscript of La cité chinoise that Simon sent to the printer, but also an additional, apparently unpublished shorter work entitled "Le village abandonnée," as well as a section titled "Pages détachées," which appears to contain drafts, revisions or deleted pages from La cité chinoise. Some of these pages have portions cut from them; these probably correspond to some of the pasted-in corrections in Simon&#39;s manuscript. Simon presented this manuscript book to his sister, as indicated in his presentation inscription on the first leaf.</p><p>(2) First Edition. Simon&#39;s book went through seven editions between 1885 and 1891. This copy of the first edition bears Simon&#39;s presentation inscription to a M. Maret. Gosset, "The Dragon&#39;s Metamorphosis," Asia Times, Dec 9, 2006 (internet reference). </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1885. Holandesa Piel. XXXI+376Pag. 39x28. Profusamente ilustrado. Bello Ejemplar. Ref 2.7 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 26.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Autograph Letter, signed, from Lucy Stone to Mrs. Pitman, regarding the health of her mother

      Dorchester, jan. 6, 1885. Dorchester, jan. 6, 1885. 1p., on a folded quarto sheet. Old fold lines, very good plus . Letter written by Lucy Stone to Mrs. Pitman, regarding her mother&#39;s health and involvement in meetings, possibly suffrage related. Stone was a prominent suffragist, abolitionist, and women&#39;s rights activist. She writes, "I looked all day yesterday for the comfort of your face at no. 5, as I thought your mother might send a message in reply to mine. I am very sorry to hear how poorly she is, and I trust she may be better soon. I did not expect she would pay Mrs. Cloflin, and I thought we might owe her a balance if the collections had not covered the expense, as I understood they had not. It was very good of her to take charge of the meetings. Only think! what might be done if others who are well felt the same spirit to do what they could. With kind love to your Mother and to you. Yours truly Lucy Stone"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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&#39;s black and gilt-stamped maroon cloth. Overall very good. [Noling Beverage Literature, page 156].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]
 30.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        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]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        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&#39;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&#39;s stamp to the rear pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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. &#39;Delivered in Lent term, 1842. With the inaugural lecture delivered in December 1841&#39;. 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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      . 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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Freddi]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
 40.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      . 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]
 42.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: CHINASCIBOOK]
 45.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
 46.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        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.

 47.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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&#39;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

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
 48.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.