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        Bradley's Atlas of the World for Commercial and Library Reference

      Wm. M. Bradley & Bro., Philadelphia 1885 - Elephant folio. Three-quarter leather over red cloth with gold-lettering on cover and spine. All gilt edges. Complete American and foreign atlas, includes all of the United States as of 1885. Illustrated with 75 lightly colored double-page maps. Each map followed by an Index. Heavy water staining and age wear on binding, tearing and chipping on spine. Front board with first few pages, and back board detached but present. Contents page creased with five-inch closed tear. Heavy creasing, chipping and closed tears on title-page, closed tears and some chipping on first map. Typewritten sheet with information on each map tipped-in on inside of front board. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        View Showing Orange and Lemon Groves and Residence of Jos. W. Wolfskill, Between Alameda and San Pedro Streets, Los Angeles, Cal.

      Thompson & West, Oakland, Cal. 1885 - Lithograph by C.L. Smith & Co., Oakland, California, published by Thompson & West, "View Showing Orange and Lemon Groves and Residence of Jos. W. Wolfskill, Between Alameda and San Pedro Streets, Los Angeles, Cal." Joseph Wolfskill was the son of William Wolfskill, a frontiersman who came to California from Kentucky in 1831 and who is considered the father of the early citrus industry. Sheet size: 11 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches

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        William T. Sherman Talks Politics, Religion, and Princeton-Yale Football with a Suitor

      1885 - Five Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs. Mary Audenried, widow of Sherman's former Chief of Staff. 18 pages, April 21, 1885 - February 8, 1887. "Rachel went to Princeton last week. Thanksgiving Day - to witness the ball play - the day was horrid and she has been under the weather ever since having taken cold."Sherman, during an affair with a young widow, advises her on handling her teenage daughter: "Let her play her own game.Tell her to take her own way and you choose yours. If she becomes a nun she can do no harm and is dead to the world" while criticizing the power of the Catholic Church. He also muses about his own mortality, complains that he "shall not stay long" at his Senator-brother John's home because "there is too much politics there to suit my taste," and relates that his daughter caught a cold at the Yale-Princeton Thanksgiving Day football game. Historic BackgroundWilliam T. Sherman (1820-1891), a West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran, served as a corps commander under General Grant in successful Union campaigns down the Mississippi and in Tennessee, then took command of the western armies when Grant was reassigned to the Virginia theatre of war. His capture of Atlanta and subsequent "March to the Sea" through Georgia, was followed by a swift campaign north through the Carolinas to force the surrender of the last major Confederate army. He was Commanding General of the U.S. Army from 1869-1883.In 1850, 30-year-old William T. Sherman married 26-year-old Ellen Boyle Ewing (1824-1888); they had four daughters and four sons. Mary Colket was 18 when she married 24-year-old Joseph C. Audenried in 1863. In 1867, they had a daughter, Florence. Audenried was a staff officer with General Grant at Vicksburg and General Sherman to Atlanta and on the "March to the Sea." He remained with Sherman for the rest of his life, in the Indian Wars in the West and then on to Washington when Sherman became Commanding General. Col. Audenried was 41 when he died in 1880. In "Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman" (Random House: New York, 1995), biographer Michael Fellman writes of an affair between Sherman and Col. Audenried's widow, 25 years younger than the General. The earliest of these five letters was written by the 65-year-old married General to the 40-year-old widow in 1885. Sherman's wife was 64 when she died in 1888.1. "With Catholics the church is Greater than God himself and they will abandon Father & Mother if the Church Commands."Autograph Letter Signed ("Affectionately / W. T. Sherman"), 3-1/2 pages, 5-1/4" x 7-3/4. St. Louis, April 21, 1885. "I have read your letter carefully and now write to repeat my advice of this morning that you allow Florence [her 18-year-old daughter] rope. Let her play her own game.Tell her to take her own way and you choose yours. If she becomes a nun she can do no harm and is dead to the world. Natures God intended all women to be mothers but if all breed too fast, wars, pestilence and famine come to destroy the surplus.I confess that I feared Florence would err on the other side, but if she has been indoctrinated let her go her course - you keep up your house ready & willing to afford her at all times a safe refuge.I remember well my feelings when Tom [29-year-old son, Thomas Ewing Sherman, his eldest living son] left me, his sisters & all for the Church and my judgment remains the same that it was an awful crime against nature for I had a right to depend on him in my old age to look after those dependent on me. I hope Cump [18-year-old son, Philemon Tecumseh Sherman, his youngest child] will take his place but even in that I have not absolute confidence."2. "Nearly every body agreed that St Louis was looking up - surely it is time, for ever since 1861, it has been behind."Autograph Letter Signed ("Most affectionately / W. T. Sherman"), 4 pages, 5-1/2" x 9-1/4". Army Building, on Houston & Green, New York, November 2, 1886. "I got b. (See website for full description)

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        Dictionary of National Biography (63 Volumes) + Supplement Volumes I - III and Index

      London: MacMillan & Company 1885-1912. () pagination varies. Good, no dust jacket. Total 70 Quarto Volumes in original cloth with wear and tears at top and bottom of spines and some wear to extremities, library markings on spine and internally. Still a solid reading copy. Please inquire for shipping cost due to weight..

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        MANSFIELD PARK;A NOVEL 1885

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

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

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

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

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

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        HOLLAND AND ITS PEOPLE.

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

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

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant in Two Volumes

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

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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. DETAILS OF LOCOMOTIVES. BURNHAM, PARRY, WILLIAMS & CO., PHILADELPHIA

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

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Large game shooting in Thibet, the Himalayas, and northern India.

      Thacker Spink Calcutta 1885 - 4to., vii, 237pp., 16 pages ads at end, 30 plates and 1 folding map, modern green half morocco gilt. A compilation of Kinloch's two earlier titles published by Harrison. This edition includes further coverage of tigers, panthers, bear, ibex, and a host of other game in addition to the animals mentioned in the previous books. Czech, Asian p119; Yakushi K209b. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wiener Werkstätten Postkarte No. 591.

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

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

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

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        Landscape with Original Etchings and Many Illustrations from Pictures and Drawings

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

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        Recollections of one of the Light Brigade. Second Edition.

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

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

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

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

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

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        JOURNAL OF THE BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY and SOUTHERN COUNTIES ASSOCIATION 1869 - 1885 in 15 VOLS. rare

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

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

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

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        FÁBULAS DE LA FONTAINE.

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

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        Landscape

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

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

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

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

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

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        GOMBO ZHEBES." LITTLE DICTIONARY OF CREOLE PROVERBS, SELECTED FROM SIX CREOLE DIALECTS.

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

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        Rhymes a la Mode

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

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        Ivan the Fool

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

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        A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY AND OTHER POEMS

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

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        MARINO FALIERO A TRAGEDY.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. - Slate blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine stamping slightly rubbed, pencil notes on front pastedown, otherwise very good. First edition. One of 1250 copies printed. A fine presentation copy, inscribed by the poet to his mother on the half-title: "Jane H. Swinburne from her affectionate son Algernon Ch. Swinburne May 1885.'' With the bookplate of Francis Colchester-Wemyss. WISE 77.

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        Marino Faliero - A Tragedy

      London - Chatto & Windus, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA copy of Swinburne's Marino Faliero - A Tragedy. %0D%0AAlgernon Charles Swinburne (1837 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909. %0D%0ASwinburne was impelled to write his own Marino Faliero by what he considered shortcomings in Byron's play. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a black calf binding with gilt lettering to spine. Externally very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with bright and clean pages throughout save for some minor spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. %0D%0A.

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        L?Art de la Soie. Les Soies (2 Bde. u. «Extrait»-Bd.).

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1885/87 - 4°, VIII, 484 S., 604 S. m. Textabb.; 69 S., Brosch., Bd. 2 unbeschnitten («Extrait»-Bd. tlw.); Deckel der Bde. 1 u. 2 fehlen (im «Extrait»-Tl. vorhanden, jedoch lose), Buchblöcke jeweils in 2 Teile gelöst, Rücken broschurbedingt längs gebrochen, innen frisch, mit nur sehr vereinzelten Stockfl., Blattränder etw. knittrig u. äusserst selten rissig (sehr breitrandiges Ex.). Jeweils 2. Aufl., «publiée aux frais de la chambre de commerce de Lyon», der «Extrait»-Tl. in EA - dieser mit Auszügen aus Bd. 2: «Essai sur les propriétés physiques de la soie», mit Widmung des Autors auf Vakatseite vor Schmutztitel. Verfasst vom «président des industries textiles [?], président du jury de l?industrie de la soie à l?exposition universelle de 1878». Enth.: I. Les soies des vers domestiques du mûrier. Soies grèges et soies ouvrées. II: Les soies des vers du mûrier élévés sur d?autres arbres que le mûrier. III: Les soies des vers sauvages. IV: La production générale de la soie. V: Les fils de déchets de soie. VI: Les soies retorses. VII: Les origines de l?art de la soie. VIII: Les propriétés physiques de la soie. IX: Conclusion. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AFTER LONDON; OR, WILD ENGLAND

      London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited,. 1885. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-442 [443-444: ads] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "3.85" inserted at rear,. original bevel-edged ochre cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough-trimmed, purple floral patterned endpapers.. Light wear to cloth at head and tail of spine panel, small hairline. crack in inner front hinge neatly repaired, a tight, clean, very good. copy. A bright, well above average copy of an uncommon book rarely. found in nice condition. (#75572). First edition. According to Miller and Matthews, only about 1000 copies were printed, and some were for the American market. This copy has the earliest inserted publisher's catalogue (dated March 1885). This unjustly neglected novel by a popular late nineteenth century English naturalist combines Jefferies' remarkable power of observation and his application of these observations into a philosophy based loosely on the Darwinian theory of evolution. Brian Aldiss (in Trillion Year Spree) observed that AFTER LONDON gave "memorable expression" to "the theme of nature reasserting its dominance," a theme which has achieved greatest popularity in our century. "AFTER LONDON stands with the works of Hudson and William Morris in rejecting modern, scientific times long before any disillusionment caused by the First World War set in." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 450. "AFTER LONDON is a first-class example of Victorian sf and proved very popular at the time; its influence can be traced through W. H. Hudson's A CRYSTAL AGE (1887) to John Collier's TOM'S A-COLD (1933) ..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 642. "Unequal, but still a minor masterpiece." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 27. "... a remarkable book that deserves reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1184. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1- 108; (1987) 1-53; (1995) 1-53; and (2004) II- 567. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 76-77. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 11. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 122. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 617. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 73. Bleiler (1978), p. 109. Reginald 07867. Sadleir 1302. Wolff 3612. Miller and Matthews B22.1a.

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        Atlas de la France illustrée. Lithographierte und kolorierte Karten.

      J. Rouff, 1885 - J. Rouff, ca. 1885). 19x22,5 cm. V num. Karten, 89 num. Karten auf Paris (auf 104 Bl.) HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldepr. Rückentitel. Atlasband zu Victor Malte-Bruns "La France illustrée". - Karte I-III doppelblattgross, Karte IV-V auf 1 mehrfach gefalteten Blatt, Karte 72 + 72bis auf 1 mehfach gefalteten Karte, die ürbrigen Karten doppelblattgross (Nr. 1-89 + 12bis, 20bis, 26bis, 30bis, 32bis, 68 bis, 72bis, 72ter, 73 bis, 75bis, 75ter). - (Kanten etwas berieben. Ab Karte 79 mit einem schmalen Wasserrand im oberen Blattrand). - Fleckenlos. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques And Discoveries of the English Nation.

      Edinburgh: E. & G.Goldsmid, 1885-90. - 16 Volumes in 10. 4to. with half-titles. titles in red & black. illustrated with facsimile maps & portraits. An attractive set in contemporary half morocco, t.e.g., others uncut (light foxing to outer blanks). Fourth Edition of this famous compilation, one of the great chronicles of Elizabethan maritime exploration by one of England’s most vigorous propagandists, a work referred to by Froude as "the prose epic of the modern English nation". It was first published in 1589, with a second enlarged edition appearing in 1599-1600, and a third in 1809-10. The work relates English travels to the Middle East and Asia, the discoveries of the English towards the north and northeast and Russia, and voyages and travels to the northwestern arctic and North and South America from English and other sources. Related in American section, and arranged in a chronological and regional sequence, using the personal narratives of the explorers and merchants themselves, are the voyages and explorations of Frobisher and Davis to the Arctic, Cabot and Gilbert to Newfoundland, Hore to Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island, Cartier and Roberval to Canada, White to Virginia, Verrazzano, Ribault and Laudonnière to Florida, Ulloa and Drake to California, Hawkins, Hare and Lancaster to Brazil, &c. Many of the voyages recorded by Hakluyt are virtually unobtainable in their original editions, while for other great discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, his compilation remains a unique source of reference. cfHill pp. 131-32. cfHowes H-26. cfTPL 12.

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        THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOYAGES, TRAFFIQUES, AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION.

      Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid, -90. 1885 - Sixteen volumes in 124 [of 126] original parts as issued. This set lacks volume 10, part 4, and volume 14, part 2, both of which have been replaced with duplicates of volume 9, part 4 (for a total of three copies of that part in this set). Titlepages printed in red and black. Several facsimiles and plates on india paper and mounted. Quarto. Each part bound in stiff vellum as issued to original subscribers. A few parts with spotting and discoloration, but mostly fine. A fine edition of Hakluyt limited to 100 copies on sumptuous large paper. The greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigation to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and a primary source for early New World exploration. Includes accounts of Hariot, Frobisher, Gilbert, the Zenos brothers, Cartier, Raleigh, Laudonnière, Coronado, Drake, and many, many others.

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        The principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation

      Edinburgh, E. & G. Goldsmid,, 1885–90. Edited by Edmund Goldsmid. 16 volumes, octavo. Uniform in contemporary leather-backed red cloth boards, spines lettered and numbered gilt in panel at head, place and date gilt at foot, top edges gilt. Illustrated with facsimile maps and portraits. A little rubbed in places, an excellent set. First Octavo Edition. Fourth overall. First and second editions published in 1589 and 1598. In 1809 a 5 volume large quarto limit edition was published.

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        Cady's Store at Gardner Center, Massachusetts

      n.p., n.d.. 15.25 x 52 inches (39.3 x 132.1 cm). Inscribed and dated "Cady's store at Gardner Center, Mass./Anno Domini. 1885 (lower Left). Some damage lower margins. Framed and glazed . Walter Harrison Cady was born in Gardner, Massachusetts in 1877. His father, a town selectman and proprietor of the general store, was fascinated with a variety of subjects, including the classics of literature, as well as the study of nature. During the course of long walks with his young son, Edwin Cady passed on his love of the local flora and fauna, which was later reflected in the son's art. Tragically, Edwin Cady's business in Gardner failed, and while attempting to earn a living in Boston, he was killed. Walter Harrison was eighteen Even at this early age, Cady had experienced some success by having his illustrations published. In 1894 Walter H. Cady (as he then signed his work) published an illustration in a supplement to Harper's Young People After his father's death he went to New York to find work as a free lance artist, and within a year had obtained a steady job on the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper as an illustrator for $10 a week, which allowed him to support his mother, in a cold water flat in Greenwich Village. For the next four years he worked full time at the Brooklyn Eagle and did creative work on his own, until he attracted the attention of John Ames Mitchell, editor of Life, who offered Cady a job as staff artist and cartoonist, at an excellent salary He also illustrated a variety of articles and provided cover pages for a many popular magazines, including Boy's Life, Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, and Ladies' Home Journal. And, with his hard earned success, he began to sign his work Harrison Cady, leaving behind his first name W. HARRISON CADY (1877-1970), was "a man who saw things that were not there" said editor and owner of the old Life Magazine, John Ames, about this successful illustrator who depicted nature with great fidelity and imagination. Fantasy and friendly animals living in ethereal magical worlds became Cady's trademark and thus prompted his work on hundreds of book and newspaper pages, Old Mother West Wind and Peter Rabbit by Thornton W. Burgess in particular Incredibly detailed crosshatching and shading technique mold realism in Cady's fantastic world. Having received no formal art training, Walter Harrison Cady was introduced to art through an informal apprenticeship with a local painter, Parker Perkins, in his hometown of Gardner Massachusetts. On long hiking trips Cady learned to observe nature and depicted his subjects with that educated eye. Cady's practical art education came as a newspaper artist with the intense on the spot deadline training required by the trade at the turn of the century Cady was very prolific, illustrating for over 70 years for publications such as St. Nicholas, Saturday Evening Post, Ladie's Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and the Herald Tribune Syndicate. From personal and unfettered editorial commentary to depictions of fantasy forest worlds, Harrison Cady's work naturally typifies a distinctly American sensibility. -A.S.M

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        Joe Johnston Thanks Edward Bok

      Bedford Springs, Penn. 1885 - Autograph Letter Signed, August 31, 1885, Bedford Springs, Penn. Paper is watermarked "Royal Irish Linen/Marcus Ward & Co." 2 pp., 3 7/8 x 8 in. Joseph Johnston, the former Confederate general, thanks young Edward Bok for "the high compliment expressed" and responds to Bok's idea for "The American Pantheon." TranscriptBedford Springs PaAugust 31st 1885Editor Brooklyn MagazineDear Sir. Your very flattering letter of the 24th instant was received in due time, and inspired in the great interest in the question of an American Pantheon. So much that since receiving it I have been industriously writing on the Subject. But have been [not] able to provide nothing that you would be willing to publish or I to see in print. Therefore I have reluctantly abandoned the attempt. Regretting much this inability to comply with your request, and thanking you very sincerely for the high compliment expressed in your letter, I am, Most Respectfully yours very truly J. E. JohnstonHistorical BackgroundThe purpose of the correspondence between Confederate Generals and Edward Bok was to acquire autographs, and valuable Civil War information for "The American Pantheon," a project Bok was clearly excited about, but that never seemed to materialize.Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891), born in Farmville, Virginia, was one of several southern officers to resign from the Union army and join the Confederacy. He is notable for relieving Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson of command at Harper's Ferry and organizing the Army of Shenandoah. His rank beneath younger officers caused animosity between Johnston and Jefferson Davis, who refused to promote him to higher status. Johnston's frequent retreats, including at Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi led to his dismissal in 1863. He regained command in the last months of the war before surrendering near Dunham Station, NC on April 26th 1865. Post-war, Johnston was elected to Congress.Edward William Bok (1863-1930) was a Dutch born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was born in Den Helder, The Netherlands. At the age of six, he immigrated to Brooklyn, New York, USA, and became an office boy with the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1876. In 1882, he began work with Henry Holt and Company, and then, in 1884, he became involved with Charles Scribner's Sons, where he eventually became its advertising manager. From 1884 until 1887, Bok was the editor of The Brooklyn Magazine. His 1920 autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok, won the Gold Medal of the Academy of Political and Social Science and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Edward W. Bok died on January 9, 1930.ConditionFine.

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        de Honesta disciplina lib. XXV, poetis latinis lib. V et poematon lib. II ; cum indicibus.

      apud A. Gryphium, Lugduni 1885 - In 24°, 864 (4), pp., legatura tutta pelle, 4 nervi, tassello, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, taglio in rosso. Piccola mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso, iscrizione e data (1750) al frontespizio, piccola mancanza al margine di pagina 525/26 (non lede il testo) e al angolo inferiore dell’index. Nell’insieme molto ben conservato.

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        Chess Eccentricities

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

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        LAMIA

      J.B. LIPPINCOTT CO, PHILADELPHIA 1885 - BOOK DETACHED FROM COVERS, FRONT ENDPG DETACHED, SLIGHT STAINING TO FRONT FORE EDGES, DATE PUBLISHED: 1885 EDITION: 67 PGS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Emma Jane Worboise. (viii, 423pp. + 1pp. ads) +

      London: Burnet & Co; James Clarke; Hodder & Stoughton; & William Isbister :-1888 Mixed editions 1885 - 13 volumes, 8vo., (viii, 423pp. + 1pp. ads) + (iv, 527pp.) + (viii, 558pp.) + (iv, 552pp.) + (viii, 406pp.) + (vi, 306pp.) + (iv, 407pp.) + (vi, 462pp.) + (iii, 560pp.) + (x, 490pp.) + (viii, 455pp. + 1pp. ads) + (viii, 518pp.) + (viii, 461pp. + 1pp. ads), half-titles and printed titles to each volume, matching marbled endpapers and fore-edges, bound in good quality purple morocco by Mudie of London, gilt decorated spines in compartments with raised bands, with gilt lettering to spines. A near fine bright clean collection in handsome bindings by Mudie. The prolific novelist Emma Jane Worboise (1825-1887) was born in Birmingham. She began writing at an early age and her first book, Alice Cunningham was published in 1846, when she was twenty-one. She went on to publish over fifty volumes of evangelical stories and novels as well as contributing to magazines. Her entry in the Dictionary of National Biography comments that her novels contained commonplace plots and characters, but are generally "wholesome and readable". Many of her books were reprinted several times, an indication of her popularity. Mrs. Guyton, her married name, sometimes appeared as the author on her work. She was a contributor to the Christian World Magazine and Family Visitor. In 1866 there was a contributor called Ernest Etherington but no evidence has been found of a Mr Etherington Guyton, her supposed husband so it is thought that this was used as a pen name, maybe in relation to her alcoholism. She died in Clevedon, Somerset and was buried in the local cemetary. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL LIBRO DE COCINA. LA COCINA CASERA Y LA GRAN COCINA.

      0 - M. A. de San Martín, edit. 1885. 1ª edic. española. 27x18 cm. X+838 pp. + 4h. de medidas de capacidad, Holandesa piel epoca. nervios, tejuelos, 25 láms. al cromo fuera de texto y 161 grabados en madera por E. Ronjat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE VOLTAIRE, 52 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Garnier Frères 1885 - RO40236742: 52 tomes d'env. 500-600 pages chacun. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice du tome I (portrait). Auteurs, titres et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Quelques mouillures. Pages du texte globalement fraîches. Nouvelle édition avec Notices, Préfaces, Variantes, Table analytique, les Notes de tous les Commentateurs et des Notes nouvelles. Conforme pour le texte à l'édition de BEUCHOT. Enrichie des découvertes les plus récentes et mise au courant des travaux qui ont paru jusqu'à ce jour. Précédée de la vie de Voltaire par CONDORCET et d'autres Etudes biographiques. Ornée d'un Portrait en pied d'après la statue du foyer de la Comédie française. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saggio di Etimologie Siciliane

      Tipografia dello Statuto, Palermo 1885 - in 4° - pp.1b+pp.304+1b. - Mezza pergamena - Frontespizio ed ultima pagina leggermente bruniti. Bella conservazione nel resto. Unica Edizione di questo rarissimo vocabolario. - Legatura con piatti rigidi marmorizzati e modeste abrasioni al dorso. - Nessuna vendita registrata sull'Osservatorio Libri del Mugnaini. - Manca alla "Biblioteca Siciliana" del Moncada. - Nessuna vendita registrata sui Repertori Bibliografici dello Spaducci per gli anni 1970-76 e 1987-90. - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Webster 1885 - The very rare first edition in publisher's sheepskin, with the first issue point of the original censored drawing with the unaltered fly. Very good condition. Housed in a handsome quarter-leather custom-make collector's clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles Webster 1885 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in card. An attractive copy of this first edition with the gold lettering still present on the boards and spine. The book is in nice shape with light wear to the edges and corners. Overall, a sharp clean copy with the following First Edition points, Table Cloth present, "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly, "with the was" and P. 155 lettering with 5 mis print. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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