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        Poems by Matthew Arnold. Lyric and Elegiac Poems.

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

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Germinal; or Master and Man. A Realistic Novel

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

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

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

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

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S SHEEP of Grant's important and fascinating memoirs, illustrated throughout with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles, and over forty maps. Written during the final days of Grant's life and seen through publication by Mark Twain, the Memoirs provide a personal and poignant record of some of the most significant events in American history. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-86. Octavo, original full publisher's sheep, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Two volumes. Light scuffing to the bindings; text exceptionally clean. A handsome set. Note: Copies in the publisher's sheep in good condition are considerably rarer than good copies in the cloth or morocco publisher's bindings.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Home Tidings of the Polytechnic Young Men's Christian Institute

      London - Polytechnic Young Men's Christian Institute, 1885. London - Polytechnic Young Men's Christian Institute, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This interesting and very scarce book contains a collection of the monthly issues of The Home Tidings, a monthly publication from the Polytechnic Young Men's Christian Institute. The publications include short stories, letters to the editor, sports fixtures, poetry and advertisements. The Polytechnic in Regent Street was established by a missionary worker, Quintin Hogg, who had previously run a Young Men's Christian Institute in the Covent Garden. Hogg envisaged the Polytechnic as a spiritual, social, educational and athletic environment for young men otherwise without homes or support in the city. They could room there while attending classes and activities. A day school was opened on the premises in 1886, and this continues today as the Quintin Kynaston Secondary School in St John's Wood, London. (British Library)Condition: In a half-Morocco binding. Externally sound, with rubbing to the extremities, and joints. Internally, very firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with virtually no spotting at all. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Uncle Jack Etc

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1885. London - Chatto and Windus, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce first edition of this collection of five short novels by Walter Besant. Including Uncle Jack, Julia, Sir Jocelyn's Cap, A Glorious Fortune, andIn Luck At last. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some bumping and marks. Some wear to the extremities. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERYGOOD..

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        The Personal Memoirs and Ulysses S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885, 1886 - Published in New York by Charles L. Webster & Company in 1885, 1886. Two volume set. Deluxe edition, publisher's binding. 3/4 Morocco. 1885 stated on title and copyright page. Books very good with wear along edges of spine and covers, especially at corners of covers. Volume 1, front free end page has two tears (1" and .5") and is missing parts along the bottom and right edge. Foldout on p. 312 is in two pieces. Volume 2 has spotted staining and writing by previous owner on front free end paper, verso of front fee end paper, and on vellum paper preceding title page, and on copyright page. Foldout on p. 496 is still attached, but with large tears and folds, and portion missing from right hand side. No DJ as issued. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Inglesant; A Romance - Countess Markievicz / Constance Gore-Booth copy

      Macmillan, London 1885 - Original green decorated cloth, wear to extremities, and slight lean to spine. Later (1927) inscription to half title. Inscription on front pastedown - Constance Gore Booth from her mother Feb 4/87 / Better late than never / May 30 - .st. A nineteenth birthday present to Constance Gore-Booth, later Countess Markievicz, a key Easter Rising, revolutionist, suffragette and the first woman elected to the British Parliament. An important presentation copy of a Victorian romance that goes on to resemble the first owners own life. The eponymous hero is an Anglican, despite being educated partly by Jesuits, and remains so, largely on the advice of his Jesuit mentor, despite strong temptations to convert to Roman Catholicism. Even so, he finds himself involved in intrigues between the Roman Catholic Church and the High Church party of the Church of England, and becomes a courtier of Charles I. He fights on the Royalist side in the English Civil War, is wounded at the battle of Edgehill, and fights at Naseby. As a result of his role in negotiations on the King's behalf in Ireland, he is tried and condemned for treason; he only narrowly escapes execution. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mapa Oficial Del Estado Sonora Republica de Mexico / Official Map of the State Of Sonora Republic of Mexico Compiled from Surveys, Reconnoissances and other Sources

      Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1885. Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1885. Second. unbound. Case Map. Lithograph with original outline hand coloring. 23.75 x 29 inches. Striking large scale map of the mountainous State of Sonora in Northwest Mexico. Printed in Spanish and English, the map has two inset panoramic views of " Vista de Guaymas" and "Vista de Alamos" plus an inset map of "El Puerto de Guaymas". References include mines, coal fields and wagon roads. Map is in good condition with slight browning on margins, small sticker attached to border lower right, hand applied "5" on date of the map covering the engraved number 4 which indicates and earlier edition. Lovely leaf and star patterned border with rosette corners. Tooley lists this map of Sonora as Charles E. Herbert's only map.

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        A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago

      Sampson Low, 1885. Sampson Low, 1885. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1885. 536 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth hardcover, with gilt illustration on front and titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages with fair tanning on fore-edge. Very slight foxing on end papers. Neat inscription and pencil marks on ffep and paste down. Front hinge is slightly pulled, yet pages remain tight. Image plates throughout though not collated. Boards are fair, fair bumping and surface wear on corners, spine and spin ends. Edge-wear and chipping to fold-out map/s. Light rub and slight stain marks on front, with moderate rub and scratch marks on rear. Boards mildly darkened. Scarce.

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        The Dor? Gallery

      London - Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1885. London - Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful late Victorian collection of Gustave Dor's engravings. 'Containing two hundred and fifty beautiful engravings, selected from the Dor Bible, Milton, Dante's Inferno, Dante's Purgatorio and Paradiso, Atala, Fontaine, Fairy Realm, Don Quixote, Baron Munchausen, Croquemitaine, etc. ''With memoir of Dor, critical essay, and descriptive letterpress'. Paul Gustave Dor (January 6 1832 January 23 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Dor worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. In 1853,he was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. In 1856 he produced twelve folio-size illustrations of The Legend of The Wandering Jew for a short poem which Pierre-Jean de Ranger had derived from a novel of Eugne Sue of 1845. In the 1860s he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical 'look' of the two characters. Dor also illustrated an oversized edition of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, an endeavor that earned him 30,000 francs from publisher Harper & Brothers in 1883. His later work included illustrations for new editions of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Milton's Paradise Lost, Tennyson's The Idylls of the King, The Works of Thomas Hood, and The Divine Comedy. Condition: Rebound inhalf morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart with just some slight rubbing to the extremities and a few marks. Joints starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with some scattered spots and handling marks. Ex Kingston upon Hull Library copy, with institutional labels to the front pastedown and rear free endpaper, and blindstamps to each page. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Tiresias and Other Poems

      London - Macmillan, 1885. London - Macmillan, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition, second issue of Alfred Lord Tennyson's Tiresias and Other Poems. Bound in the original green cloth with gilt lettering. This is a first edition, second issue, with the printer's imprint to page 204. With the armorial nameplate for S. F. Widdrington to the front pastedown. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington, 17871856, the writer on Spain. He inherited his estates and name. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The front hinge is slightly strained but still properly firm. There is only slight wear to the extremities,with justslight bumping. Internally the pages have only very slight browning with just spotting to the endpapers. Overall the condition is very good..

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        LES PEINES DE COEUR d'Adrien Fontenille.:

      Dentu Editeur, s.d. 1885 ?, Paris - (Codice IL0040) In 16º (18,5 cm) 345 pages. Première édition, illustrée par l'auteur. TRES RARE. Bien complète de 8 planches hors-texte, page de titre illustrée de vignette répétée au plat. Couverture souple éditeur plutot passée mais complète sauf manque des petits coins du plat. Marges non massicotées, légère trace de mouillure au coin blanc des pages 261-345. Euro 470 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        George Eliot's Life

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1885. Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An early edition of this 'autobiography' of George Eliot's Life As Related in her Letters and Journals as arranged and edited from her own writings by her husband J. W. Cross a pen name of George Henry Lewes. Illustrated with engraved portraits and illustrations and a facsimile of a manuscript to rear of volume two. First edition. In three volumes complete. Mary AnneEvans (1819 - 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda, most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years. George Henry Lewes (1817 - 1878) was an English philosopher and critic of literature and theatre. He became part of the mid-Victorian ferment of ideas which encouraged discussion of Darwinism, positivism, and religious scepticism. However, he is perhaps best known today for having openly lived with George Eliot, a soul-mate whose life and writings were enriched by their friendship. Previous owner's ink inscriptions toverso offrontispieces and publisher's compliments blindstamp to title of volume one. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, the odd mark to board and staining to lower edge of boards. Two hinges strained, four slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with slight marginal agetoning, the occasional spot and handling mark and slighttidemarks toendpapers. Some pages unopened. Overall: GOOD.

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        Oeuvres de A. de Lamartine

      Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1885. Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A selection of poems from Alphonse de Lamartine. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic. In French. With vignette title page. Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained. Neat ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just some slight marginal browning. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885 New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American Edition. Publisherâ??s green cloth. This is an early a copy with the following points: p. , â??Him and another manâ? incorrectly listed as at p.88; page 57, â??..with the was...â? as opposed to â??...with the saw...â?; page 283 is a cancel (only early prospectuses and leather bound copies have the engraving on that plate in its original state); the final â??5â? is lacking in the numbering of page 155. Cloth frayed at the extremities; a clean, bright copy.

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        Historical Richmond

      London and Richmond - George Bell and Sonsand Hiscoke and Son, 1885. London and Richmond - George Bell and Sonsand Hiscoke and Son, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lavishly illustrated topographical study of Richmond. Subscriber's Copy. With a frontispiece and twenty-four further plates, all with tissue-guards. Richmond is a town in southwest London, England and is part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is located 8. 2 miles (13. 2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. The founding and naming of Richmond followed the Tudor building of Richmond Palace early in the 16th century. During this era the town was particularly associated with Elizabeth I. The development of Richmond as a London suburb then began with the opening of the railway station in 1846. It was formerly part of the ancient parish of Kingston upon Thames in the county of Surrey and it became a municipal borough in 1890 that was enlarged in 1892 and 1933. Beyond the grounds of the old palace, Richmond remained mostly agricultural land until the 18th century. White Lodge, in the middle of what is now Richmond Park was built as a hunting lodge for George II and during this period the number of large houses in their own grounds increased significantly, such as Asgill House and Pembroke Lodge. These were followed by the building of further important houses including Downe House, Wick House and The Wick on the hill, as this area became an increasingly fashionable place to live. Richmond Bridge was completed during this period in 1777 as a replacement for a ferry crossing which connected Richmond town centre on the east bank with its neighbouring district of East Twickenham. Condition: Elegantly rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Externally excellent, just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, aside from scattered handling marks and some ink spills, not affecting the text. Mild dusting to textblock edges, and a little damp staining, encroaching on the margins as tidemarks. Modern ink signature to half-title. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers

      Edinburgh and London, 1885. Edinburgh and London, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Attractive full calf leather binding with smart red and gilt spine label, marbled fore edge and gilt tooled crest to both boards. A nice clean copy with half title page. William Edmonstoune Aytoun (June 21, 1813 - 1865) was a Scottish poet, humorist and writer. Born in Edinburgh, he was the only son of Roger Aytoun, a writer to the signet, and was related to Sir Robert Aytoun. To his mother, a woman of marked originality of character and culture, he owed his early tastes in literature, his political sympathies, his love for ballad poetry, and his admiration for the House of Stuart. At the age of eleven he was sent to the Edinburgh Academy, and from there to the University of Edinburgh. His reputation as a poet chiefly rests on Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers (1848). In 1845 he was appointed professor of rhetoric and belles lettres at the University of Edinburgh. His lectures attracted large numbers of students, raising the attendance from 30 to 150. His services in support of the Tory party, especially during the Anti-Corn-Law struggle, received official recognition with his appointment (1852) as sheriff of Orkney and Zetland. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. THere is some mild wear to the extremities and the binding is in excellent condition. Internally the book is generally clean and bright throughout apart from some occasional mild spots. There is an ownership plate to the front pastedown. Overall the book is in near fine condition..

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        Heaven and Hell

      London - The Swedenborg Society, 1885. London - The Swedenborg Society, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarce copy of thisdetailed description of the afterlife, and how people live after the death of the physical body. Featuring an extensive index to the rear. Emanuel Swedenborgwas a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and, in the eyes of some, Christian mystic. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound, although lightly rubbed, with minor bumping. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, although with some light spotting to the first few pages. Library bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Fromont jeune et Risler aine. Moeurs parisiennes. Notices litteraire par Gustave Geffroy. Douze compositions de Em(ile) Bayard, gravees a l'eau-forte par J. Massard.

      Paris, Conquet, 1885.. 2 Bde. 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 Velin du Marais). - (Fürsten-Exlibris auf Vorsatz). - Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        OBRAS - 4 TOMOS

      Compañia de Impresores y Libreros del Reino, Madrid 1885 - 340-381-545-663 pp. Pasta española con tejuelo y dorados. Algunas manchas de oxido. Sellos impresos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        4310 Bush Settlers Home Kauri Forest, Auckland, New Zealand [PHOTOGRAPH]

      Burton Brothers: Dunedin c 1885 - Original signed, titled and numbered albumen print (200mm x 150mm), mounted on card (285mm x 215mm).

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        Terrestrial and Celestial Globe from Malby T.

      1885.. Globus. Malby's Terrestrial and Celestial Globe - London, E. Stanford. 1 Januar 1885 (nur der Erdglobus ist datiert) 2 große Tischgloben aus je 12 kol . gestochene Segmenten und 2 Polkappen, Durchmesser ca 46 cm (18 inches) , Gradierter Meridian und Stundring aus Messing, hölzerner Horizontring mit farbig gedruckter Skala; auf dreifüßigem, braunlackiertem Holzgestell, Gesamthöhe ca 70 cm. Vgl Modelle der Welt 286 und Dekker van der Krogt 116/7 - Jeweils sehr dekorativer Erd- und Himmelsglobus auf gleichartigen Gestellen. "Die Firma Charles Malby & Co, später Malby&Son erzeugt Globen von den vierziger Jahren bis zum Ende des 19 Jahrhunderts, danach werden Malby Globen von Edward Stanford und anderen vertrieben." (Modelle 220). Die 18 inch Globen waren die größten in der "normaler" Produktpalette bei Malby. Zustand: einige kleine Bereibungen und Kratzspuren, beim Himmelsglobus tlw. stärker, Erdglobus an der Nordpolkappe etwas beschädigt. Insgesamt jedoch ein sehr gut erhaltenes seltenes Globenpaar. English: Malby's Terrestrial and Celestial Globe - London, Stanford E.. January 1, 1885 (only the terrestrial globe is dated) 2 large table globes with 12 col. copper segments and two polar caps, diameter about 46 cm (18 inches), graded meridian and hour ring of brass, wooden horizon ring with colored printed scale; on tripods, brown wood frame, total height about 70 cm. See models of the world 286 and Dekker van der Krogt 116 / 7 - each very decorative terrestrial and celestial globe on the same stand. "The company Charles Malby & Co, later Malby & Son produced globes from the forties to the end of the 19th century, after which Malby globes from Edward Stanford and others displaced." (Model 220). The 18 inch Globes were the largest in the "normal" range at Malby. Condition: some minor scratches and rubbings, the terrestrial globe with partially stronger damages on the North pole. Overall, however, a very well-preserved rare pair of globes.

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        "Catalogue of the printed maps, plans, and charts in the British Museum"

      London: Printed by order of the trustees. Sold at the British Museum, 1885. London: Printed by order of the trustees. Sold at the British Museum. 1885. "First edition, 2 volumes, thick folios; text in double column; original green cloth (some dampstaining to Vol. I upper cover), gilt-lettered spine; ex-British Museum with discrete markings; partially unopened; Vol. I lower hinge and joint cracked, else very good and sound. "

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        The Greville Memoirs

      - London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1885. - London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The intreaguing and scandalous second and third parts (Five Volumes in total) of the memoirs of Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville, an English diarist and an amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1819 to 1827. Greville's memoirs created a scandal when the first series was published in 1875 and copies of it were recalled so that some offensive passeges could be repressed. The Queen wrote that she was horrified and indignant at this dreadful and really scandalous book. Mr Greville's indiscretion, indelicacy, ingratitude, betrayal of confidence and shameful disloyalty towards his Sovereign make it very important that the book should be severely censored and discredited. She went on to say that The tone in which he speaks of royalty is unlike anything which one sees in history, even of people hundreds of years ago, and is most reprehensible. . . Of George IV he speaks in such shocking language, language not fit for any gentleman to use. The volumes contained within this set follow Greville from the year 1837-1860. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, Worn, with some marks to the boards and spine, and part of the backstrip to one volume missing. Internally, generally firmly bound with a couple of pages working loose to the rear of one volume. Bright and generally clean with the odd spot, mostly to the first and last pages. Overall Condition: GOOD ONLY..

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        Les Moeurs et La Caricature en Allemagne, en Autriche, En Suisse

      Paris - Hinrichsen et Cie, 1885. Paris - Hinrichsen et Cie, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Les Moeurs et La Charicature en Allemange, en Austriche, en Suisse. Avec un Preface de Champfleury. 'Written by John Grand-Carteret, born on 6 May 1850 in Paris where he died on 31 August 1927. He was a French journalist, art and fashionhistorian. Works illustrated with4 colour plates,19 inset plates,314Vignettes, Portraits and Titles of Journals. Includes an advertisement by the publisher for works by the same author. Second Edition. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth boards. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, generally firmly bound with one passage (p71-4) detached but present. Very bright with light scattered spots throughout as usual due to the paper used though better than normally seen. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Les Origines de la France Contemporaine

      Paris - Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1885. Paris - Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the origins of France post-Revolution in three volumes, complete with supplementary volume, L'Ancien Regime. VolumeI containsis entitledAnarchy, Volume II is entitledThe Jacobin Conquest,and Volume IIIThe Revolutionary Government. The fourth volume contains information on theFrench regime before the revolution. Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (1828 1893) was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism, and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him. Taine is particularly remembered for his three-pronged approach to the contextual study of a work of art, based on the aspects of what he called race, milieu, and moment. Second edition. In FrenchComplete in four volumes. Condition: In half-morocco red bindings. Externally sound, with some marks to the boards. Some fading to the front board of Volume III. Some light wear to spines and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright,with some scattered light spotting throughout(slightly cockled in the supplementary volume and Volume I). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Acte Général de la conférence de Berlin.

      Amsterdam, K.N.A.G., 1885. 8vo. In recent paper wrappers with brown title label pasted on the front wrappers. As extracted from "Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap". Vol. II. Very fine and clean. Pp. 213-228.. First printing of the first report on the The Berlin Conference (of 1884-85), also known as the Congo Conference or West Africa Conference. It sought to regulate European colonisation and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period. The General Act of the Berlin Conference, can be seen as the formalization of the Scramble for Africa and is by far the most severe infringement ever on African sovereignty. The conference ushered in a period of heightened colonial activity by European powers, while simultaneously eliminating most existing forms of African autonomy and self-governance."For at a time when an estimated 80% of Africa remained under traditional and local control, the purpose of the Berlin Conference had been for the Great Powers to establish rules amongst themselves for the colonization of Africa and the exploitation of Africa's resources. Including the division of territory, the drawing of maps, and the establishment of Congo -- as a personal possession of the Belgian King. Not surprisingly, no Africans had been invited to the Conference." (Calmettes, Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa). "Owing to the upsetting of Bismarck's carefully laid balance of power in European politics caused by Leopold's gamble and subsequent European race for colonies, Germany felt compelled to act and started launching expeditions of its own which frightened both British and French statesmen. Hoping to quickly soothe this brewing conflict, King Leopold II was able to convince France and Germany that common trade in Africa was in the best interests of all three countries. Under support from the British and the initiative of Portugal,Otto von Bismarck, German Chancellor, called on representatives of Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden-Norway (union until 1905), the Ottoman Empire and the United States to take part in the Berlin Conference to work out policy." (Ngoyo, Federation of the Free States of Africa).The boarders drawn in Africa during the Berlin Conference had devastating consequences for Africa:" "The Berlin Conference was Africa's undoing in more ways than one. The colonial powers superimposed their domains on the African Continent. By the time Africa regained its independence after the late 1950s, the realm had acquired a legacy of political fragmentation that could neither be eliminated nor made to operate satisfactorily. The African politico-geographical map is thus a permanent liability that resulted from the three months of ignorant, greedy acquisitiveness during a period when Europe's search for minerals and markets had become insatiable." (Ibid)

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original quarter cloth (with the spine cloth in blue and the boards being of a light blue hue); the uncommon First American Edition of Stevenson's classic volume of verses for children published one month following the UK edition. The UK edition was comprised of only 1,000 copies and, while the number of copies comprising the American first edition has not been established, the American first appears less often than does the UK first. This copy is in very good condition with the boards and cloth spine moderately soiled and somewhat rubbed, the board corners rubbed through to the underlying boards, and an 1896 library stamp to the title page. The pages (top edge gilded) show some expected age-toning but are in Very Good condition. All in all, this is a Very Good copy of a quite uncommon book.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885 - First edition. Octavo, original publisher's decorated green cloth. The author Zane Grey's copy, with his blindstamp to the front free endpaper and first blank. Contains all the agreed upon first issue points for the clothbound book: page 9 with "Decided" remaining uncorrected (to "Decides"); page 13, illustration captioned "Him and another Man" listed as on page 88; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads "with the was," instead of "with the saw". Other points of bibliographical interest included in this copy are the frontispiece portrait without cloth table cover under the bust, bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with "l" missing from "Col." at top of illustration and with broken "b" in "body" on line seven; page 155 with a larger final "5"; page 161, no signature mark "11". As to issue points resulting from damaged plates (e.g. the dropped "5" on p 155), MacDonnell concludes, "they are of no significance in determining the sequence of the printing of the sheets. All of these occur at random in relation to each other within copies of the first printing, a strong indicator of the use of multiple plates, and possibly mixed sheets within the collating process" ("Huck Finn" Firsts Magazine). A nice association copy linking these two great American writers. Housed in a full morocco clamshell case. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Theatre

      London - David Bogue, 1885. London - David Bogue, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volumes v and vi of The Theatre from January to June and June to December 1885 with reproductions of photographs tipped in with facsimile signatures. Two volumesbound in one. Clement Scott (1841- 1904) was an influential English theatre critic for the Daily Telegraph, and a playwright and travel writer, in the final decades of the 19th century. His style of criticism - acerbic, flowery, and carried out on the first night of productions, set the standard for theatre reviewers through to today. Scott's position on the Daily Telegraph and the support of its proprietor, J. M. Levy, allowed him to pioneer the essay-style review of drama, which came to replace the earlier bare notices. His column of notes and reviews became very popular throughout Britain, and later his own magazine, Theatre, achieved wide circulation. His method of writing theatre reviews involved writing his impressions as soon as he had seen the piece, and publishing them without revision. This habit, together with his hasty temper and his dislike of the movement of critic William Archer, the chief English supporter of Ibsen, combined to involve him in frequent and prolonged controversy. Withbinder's label to front pastedown. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing and marks to boards. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and the occasional mark to pages and slight off-setting to endpapers from binding. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Tartarin sur les Alpes

      Paris - Calmann-Levy, 1885. Paris - Calmann-Levy, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel from Alphonse Daudet abou the adventures of the eponymous protagonist Tartarin in the Alpes. In French. Daudet wrote three novels featuring the character Tartarin, of which this is the second. Figaro edition. Illustrated throughout with watercolours and pencil drawings by Aranda de Beaumont. Ex-libris bookplate of Florence Helen Palliser to recto offront free-endpaper. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally sound, with some wear to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD with a very good interior..

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        THE POEMS, WITH SPECIMENS OF THE PROSE WRITINGS.... WITH A PREFATORY NOTICE, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL. BY JOSEPH SKIPSEY (From Edward Burne-Jones's Library)

      London: Walter Scott, 1885. London: Walter Scott, 1885.  First edition, 16 x 10cm (small 8vo), in publisher's cream vellum w/gilt & red decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 281 (many unopened) pp. +tissue-guarded Electrogravure frontis portrait, & 5pp. publ. adverts to rear.  This is the unstated Edition de Luxe.  From the library of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bart. w/his bookplate (printed in Golden type at the Kelmscott Press--see the Univ. of Virginia's copy of the Kelmscott "Keats" for the same bookplate) to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (lt. stains to vellum w/minor tidemark to foot of spine, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine.

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        Palermo

      New York and London - G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. New York and London - G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A Christmas tale set in the Sicilian capital. First edition. Large paper copyWith five engravings by Samuel Coleman. Large ink inscription to front free endpaper, dated Xmas '91, includes a quote from The School For Scandal. Condition: In original morocco binding with gilt title to front board. Externally, rather worn to extremities and slight straining to front hinge. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean but with the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Illustrated London News. Volume LXXXVII

      London, 1885. London, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A wonderful collection of the Illustrated London News periodicalfrom the year 1885. Featuring illustrations throughout, including portraits, comic strips, double page spread plates,famous paintingsfrom exhibitions, games boards, and more. Articles and stories from numerous contributors. Withcontemporary advertsin each number, including 'fashions for the season'. Volume LXXXVII comprises No. 2411, July 4th 1885 to No. 2436, December 26th, 1885. John Lash was the editor from 1859 to 1891. The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper; the first issue appeared on Saturday 14 May 1842. Printer and newsagent Herbert Ingram moved from Nottingham to London in early 1842. Inspired by how the Weekly Chronicle always sold more copies when it featured an illustration, he had the idea of publishing a weekly newspaper that would contain pictures in every edition. By 1863 The Illustrated London News was selling more than 300,000 copies every week, enormous figures in comparison to other British newspapers of the time. Condition: In a half leather binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed. The hingesare held firmly but by the cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound. Lovely and bright, and generally clean with some instances of light scattered spotting throughout. A fascinating snapshot of an era. Overall: GOOD..

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        Yvette.

      . 1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1885. 295 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy..

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition. Octavo, original publisher's decorated green cloth. The author Zane Grey's copy, with his blindstamp to the front free endpaper and first blank. Contains all the agreed upon first issue points for the clothbound book: page 9 with "Decided" remaining uncorrected (to "Decides"); page 13, illustration captioned "Him and another Man" listed as on page 88; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads "with the was," instead of "with the saw". Other points of bibliographical interest included in this copy are the frontispiece portrait without cloth table cover under the bust, bearing the Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; copyright page dated 1884; page 143 with "l" missing from "Col." at top of illustration and with broken "b" in "body" on line seven; page 155 with a larger final "5"; page 161, no signature mark "11". As to issue points resulting from damaged plates (e.g. the dropped "5" on p 155), MacDonnell concludes, "they are of no significance in determining the sequence of the printing of the sheets. All of these occur at random in relation to each other within copies of the first printing, a strong indicator of the use of multiple plates, and possibly mixed sheets within the collating process" ("Huck Finn" Firsts Magazine). A nice association copy linking these two great American writers. Housed in a full morocco clamshell case. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.

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        Numantia. A Tragedy

      London - Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1885. London - Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce English translation of Cervantes drama on the siege of Numantia. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering. Translated from the Spanish with Introduction and Notes by James Y. Gibson. This particular copy comes from the Worcester Public Library, Victoria Institute, with a library issue label to the front pastedown stamped 1901. There is an ink library number to the title page, and ink stamps to the title page and at least one other page in the text. There is a further ink stamp and number to the last page, dated Oct 61908. The Siege of Numantia (El cerco de Numancia) is adramatic composition thatconforms to no rules save those that the author prescribed for himself. Cervantes felt no inclination to imitate the Greek forms. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild rubbing and bumping, with sunning to the spine, along witha small library label. Internally the pages are bright with very slight browning to the very tips of page edges, and with offsetting to the pastedowns and free-endpapers. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        Fra Kristiania-Bohêmen. Roman. Første Del - Anden Del. (I ett).

      Kra., Eget Forlag. 1885. 8vo. Nyere rødbrunt skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og enkel ryggforgylling. Marmorerte dekler. (2), XVII, (1), 308 ; 335 s.. Materien noe gulnet

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        Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson from Longman's Magazine

      London - Longman's, 1885. London - Longman's, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first appearance in print of Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson. This would make a great gift for any RLS collector. This a collection of the first printed serial appearances of Prince Otto extracted from Longman's Magazine and bound as one complete work. Quality paper has been laid down covering superfluous text to make for a morecontinuous narrative. Includes the original Longman's Magazine titles laid down on the blankpages or the top margins of the first page from each magazine. Prince Otto is an artificial comedy set in an imaginary German principality and written in a mannered style reminiscent of Meredith. The book has never been popular but in Colvin's opinion (DNB) is very characteristic of Stevenson's mind -DNB. Condition: In a recent half morocco leather binding. Externally, near fine, with just fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, with a little browning and occasionally a few marks. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        The Dynamiter

      London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1885. London - Longmans, Green and Co, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. First edition of this marvellous set of short weird and wonderful stories. A second series of the New Arabian Nights. Containing:Prologue of the Cigar Divan, Challoner's adventure: The Squire of Dames, Story of the Destroying Angel, The Squire of Dames (Concluded), Somerset's adventure: The Superfluous Mansion, Narrative of The Spirited Old Lady, The Superfluous Mansion (Continued), Zero's Tale of The Explosive Bomb, The Superfluous Mansion (Continued), Desborough's adventure: The Brown Box, Story of The Fair Cuban, The Brown Box (Concluded), The Superfluous Mansion (Concluded), Epilogue of the Cigar Divan. Longmans, Green and Co shiplogo to front board. Condition: In original decorative cloth binding. Externally sound although rubbed with marks and fading. Internally,firmly bound. Bright and clean, just the odd spot, heavier to the title and half-title. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        [The Speaking Picture Book] Livre d'Images Parlantes Pour Amuser les Chers Bebes. Avec des voix caracteristiques d'enfants et d'animaux. [aka The Speaking Picture Book and Sprechendes Bilderbuch]

      np, 1885. np. French language edition. Very Good. 1885. Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) No date given. 32cm. Gilt-painted wooden box in the form of a book with red cloth covers and spine and with nine cords with bell-shaped handles at fore-edge. Eight pages with chromolithographs: Le Coq, L'Ane, L'Agneau, Le Nid, La Vache, Le Coucou, Le Bou Very good condition. Recently expertly restored. Two of front paste down corners on cover have been redrawn and repasted. All sounds functional. Some minor soiling on pages, and? some ink marks in margin of last plate. . .

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885 Illustrated with 174 illustrations by Edward Windsor Kemble. First edition in sheep binding, with many of the first issue points, including: conjugate title leaf with the copyright notice dated 1884 as usual, the illustration "Him and Another Man" listed as page 88 on page 13, "with the was" on page 57, scarce first state of the "Who Do You Reckon It Is?" illustration with the curved fly line to Silas Phelp's trousers, third state page 155 with the final five larger than the first, page 161 lacking the signature mark, leaf 238 pasted under the terminal endpaper, second state frontispiece with "Karl Gerhardt" to the bust, printed in black. Bound in the publisher's full light brown sheep binding, with four raised bands to the spine, red and black contrasting labels to the spine, spine lettered in gilt, speckled edges. An excellent copy, with some light wear to the extremities, spine rebacked in matching sheep, with the original sheep boards laid on, some minor traces of offsetting to the endpapers, loss to the corner of page 141/142, otherwise bright and fresh pages. Overall, an extremely attractive copy with more of the scarce first issue points than usual. BAL 3415. This copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of 2,500 copies of the first American edition published in the sheep binding. These copies slightly preceded the first editions issued in the publisher's blue and green cloth bindings. Accordingly, while nearly all of the first editions of this text contain some corrected issue points, the sheep bound copies contain many of the scarcer, earliest issue points. Specifically, the illustration "Who Do You Reckon It Is?" was corrected in nearly all of the cloth bound copies with a cancel leaf and has only been seen in the original state "in early prospectuses and leather bound copies of the published book." Most copies of Huckleberry Finn in all binding variants have a third state title leaf, as "no copy of the published book has been seen, or reported, with the copyright notice dated 1885." Additionally, the state of the frontispiece is mutually exclusive of the state of the text as both were published separately; as the BAL authors note: "It must be emphasized that the portrait frontispiece is an insert and has no relation to the sheets of the book." This sheep bound copy possesses the scarcest first issue points, with a few corrected points as usual. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a pseudo companion novel to Twain's highly successful The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876); although both are set in the antebellum South, Tom Sawyer is the tale of a young boy's mischievous adventures, while Huckleberry Finn involves a disenfranchised youth's moral dilemmas about social conflict. Huckleberry Finn tells the story of Tom Sawyer's friend Huckleberry Finn, a youth who runs away from his alcoholic father and befriends Jim, a run-away African-American slave seeking freedom in the North. The dialog of the text features local dialects drawn from Twain's experiences living in the South. When it was first published in the United States in 1885, Huckleberry Finn was highly scrutinized and was banned by several libraries. Interestingly, the text was banned not for its saturation of racist vocabulary and prejudiced world-views, but for its depiction of criminal, lower class white Americans. Although it continued to be challenged in the 20th century for its depiction and treatment of African-Americans, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains one of the Great American Novels. Indeed, Ernest Hemingway proclaimed that it was the beginning of American literature: "There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.". Illus. by Kemble, Edward Windsor. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        "Im Dachauer Moos" originales Ölgemälde auf Malpappe ca. 26x35cm; verso Nachlaßstempel; um 1880 [Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 34x43cm.]

      . Viktor Weishaupt war ein deutscher Tier- und Landschaftsmaler und unterrichtete ab 1885 an der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe als Nachfolger von Heinrich von Zügel. Sein Lehrer war der bekannte Maler Wilhelm Diez an der Münchener Akademie. Weißhaupt wurde 1879 durch sein Gemälde "Wilden Stier" bekannt. Viktor Weißhaupt war mit der Landschaftsmalerin Fanny von Geiger verheiratet und Mitglied der Münchner Sezession. Seine wichtigsten Werke entstanden im Dachauer Moos von 1874 bis 1895..

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original quarter cloth (with the spine cloth in blue and the boards being of a light blue hue); the uncommon First American Edition of Stevenson's classic volume of verses for children published one month following the UK edition. The UK edition was comprised of only 1,000 copies and, while the number of copies comprising the American first edition has not been established, the American first appears less often than does the UK first. This copy is in very good condition with the boards and cloth spine moderately soiled and somewhat rubbed, the board corners rubbed through to the underlying boards, and an 1896 library stamp to the title page. The pages (top edge gilded) show some expected age-toning but are in Very Good condition. All in all, this is a Very Good copy of a quite uncommon book.

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