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        Mathias Sandorf

      J. Hetzel Et Cie., Paris 1885 - All page edges gilt. Letter to Alexandre Dumas on the page following the title page. 111 illustrations and one map by Leon Bennett. French text. Red cloth with gilt, silver and black decorations. Front cover is clean and bright, gilt and silver shiny and sharp. Rear cover is clean and bright. Spine is faded. Spine ends have small closed tears, ends and corners frayed. Text and illuatrations clean and bright, binding secure. 552 pages plus unpaginated advertisements. A very nice clean, secure copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wolfmueller's Books]
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        Hunting Trips of a Ranchman; Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

      New York & London: Putnam 1885 - No. 319 of 500 numbered copies of the Medora Edition. 8 1/8 in. x 11 ¼ in. i-xvi; 318 pp. Illustrated with 7 Japan-proof impressions by J.C. Beard, 4 India-proof etchings by R. Swain Gifford, and 20 plates by A.B. Frost, et al. Frontispiece. Custom bound by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, U.K. in a dark-green cloth with morocco spine and corner-pieces; five raised bands on the spine; gilt titling and decorations. Top-edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Heraldic bookplate with motto: "Mente Manuque" ("With heart and hand"). Later owner's small label on rear paste-down. Light wear to cover corners and edges; some scattered tan-spotting to flyleaves. Weighs 5 ½ lbs. Adams Herd 1949. Howes R430. Graff 3560. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine effectué par une Commission Française présidée par le Capitaine de Frégate Doudart de Lagrée - Relation empruntée au Journal "Le Tour du Monde" revue et annotée par Léon Garnier.

      Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1885. - 1 volume in-8, XV-662 pp., reliure demi basane à coins, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, petit manque de papier angulaire sur le plat de couverture, rousseurs légères habituelles mais bon état général. Ouvrage richement illustré de 311 gravures sur bois d'après les croquis de Louis Delaporte et accompagné de 2 cartes dépliantes in fine. Parution en 1 volume du récit de Voyage de la Mission d'Exploration du Mékong, dirigée par Doudart de Lagrée qui périra en Chine. Cette édition fait suite à la monumentale édition de 1873, accompagnée de ses 2 volumes d'atlas. Sans doute le plus bel ouvrage sur l'Indochine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine effectué par une commission Française presidée par le Capitaine de Frégatte Doudart de Lagree.

      Hachette et Cie., Paris 1885 - Contemporary leather over marbled boards, 4to, pp. 6, xv, 662. Well over 200 wood engravings in the text, of which about 50 full page with a blank reverse side. Two folding maps bound at the end. Rebacked with the original spine laid down, new endpapers, name (Capitaine R. Carteros ?) handwritten in top margin of title page, a few strokes and remarks in pencil, as well as a few occasional spots, but the contents overall very clean. The folding maps with some closed tears, repaired with Japanese paper and some larger closed tears on the folds which have not been repaired. He returned to France, where he fought in the war against Prussia and then returned to Indochina. He was killed in a battle near Hanoi in 1873. The full official account of the expedition was published in 1873, following its appearance in abridged form in 1871, 1872 and 1873 in Le Tour du Monde. This account by Garnier was edited by his son Leon. Extensively illustrated after drawings by Louis Delaporte, the artist on the expedition. Cordier Indosinica 1013. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Iskandar Books]
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        Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué par une commission française présidée par le Capitaine de frégate Doudart de Lagrée,

      P., Hachette 1885, - in-8, XV-662 pp., orné de 211 gravures sur bois d'après les croquis de Delaporte et de 2 grandes cartes dépliantes en couleur in-fine, reliure demi-basane à coins, dos lisse (reliure moderne). Après avoir participé à la campagne de Chine de 1860 auprès de l'amiral Charner, Francis Garnier fut appelé en 1866 pour l'expédition du Mékong comme second de Doudart de Lagrée, expédition dont il prit le commandement à la mort de ce dernier. Le but était de trouver une voie navigable pour commercer. L'expédition passa par Angkor, le Laos, la Birmanie, le Tonkin, mais ce fut finalement la rencontre au Yunnan de Jean Dupuis qui fit opter pour le Fleuve rouge comme lien fluvial entre le Yunnan et la mer, par le détroit du Tonkin. Delaporte, à qui l'on doit les illustrations, faisait également parti de l'expédition. Cachet ex-libris sur le titre et le faux-titre. (Cordier, 1013)

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE]
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        Kyodo Risshi Ki (Paragons of Instruction and Success)

      Matsuki Heikichi 1885 - (c) 1885. 36 x 25 cm. Folding, silk-bound original Meiji era (1868-1912) Japanese wood-block prints (36, one double-panel.) Ink on rice-paper. Various artists, including Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu, Shinsei Kobayashi Kiyochika, and Toshihide. Patterned green-and-gold silk boards with blocked-out space on front for title paste-down. First panel is a vibrantly coloured, western inspired illustration by Chikanobu, depicting a royal procession. Later prints are adorned with rich blue decorative borders, explanatory cartouches in Japanese Kanji, and artist signatures with seals. Noticeable is the heavy use of blue shades; a technique referred to as Aizuri printing, which relied on the use of imported Prussian blue ink, a brighter and longer-lasting pigment than the native vegetable-based ink. This style of printing, initially implemented in response to sumptuary laws which limited the number of colours that could be used in a print, quickly became a commercial success in Japan. The collected prints focus on people rather than landscapes, and range greatly in subject matter, including children, Chonin (town-people,) Geishas (art-people) and Samurai (warriors.) The collection is translated as being Paragons of Instruction and SuccessPlate 1: Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu. Royal procession; horse drawn carriages and soldiers. Crowd stands in background with banners. Title cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. No border. Details hand-colored. Minor ink loss on lower left panel. Plate 2: Kobayashi Kiyochika. The journalist Fukuchi Gen Ichiro. The publisher, Matsuki Heikichi, was commended by the government for its noble theme. The prints accompanying text outlines Fukuchis inspirational life. The print depicts Gen Ichiro in front of a group of soldiers climbing a mountain side during the Satsuma Rebellion. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minimal fading to page.Plate 3: Toshihide. Teacher on a pedestal lecturing a group of pupils. A large tree stands in the near background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner Two-toned decorative border. Minimal wear.Plate 4: Toshihide. Geisha preparing a bath. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.Plate 5: Unknown artist. Painter at work, under the supervision of his master. A large, bordered mural is on the back wall. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Brush stroke-style shadow detail behind the artist. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.Plate 6: Unknown artist (same as plate 5.) Village person standing outside. Two others are outside in the background standing under a porch roof. Colorful foliage in the background. Details on kimono hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Slight scuffing to edges. Minimal fading.Plate 7: Unknown artist (same as plate 5 & 6.) Two children and their mother standing outside of their home. A tree and mountains in the background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature in lower left corner. Lacking seal. Two-toned decorative border.Plate 8: Unkown artist (new.) A wealthy man and 3 companions. Minimalistic background contrasted by vivid colors and detail of the womens kimonos. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in middle right side. Two-toned decorative border.Plate 9: Yoshi Mune. A woman and her daughter walking outdoors. A large structure and a deer in the background. Brush-stroke shadow effects on background mountains and sky. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.Plate 10: Unknown artist. A man standing outside of a home. Inside, one man and the shadow of another can [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Napoli. Pallonetto S. Lucia.

      Napoli, ca. 1885, albumen print, 19,7 x 25,1 cm, photograph no. 2208. KEYWORDS:italy / napoli

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Topographical Anatomy of the Brain, 3 vols

      Philadelphia, 1885. First Edition. Publisher's orig. cloth. A very good copy; small inst stamp on the blank portion of the title page; small abrasion to the base of the backstrip of vol. 3. Folio. There are 48 heliotype plates with additional outline plates. The book contains 48 heliotype photographs of fresh specimens, prepared by the author. The photographs are superlative. Choulant states: ' A monumental textbook on the topography of the brain, for which he prepared all the specimens and drawings himself and closely supervised the production of photographs. ' It has been stated that only 250 copies were produced, but this limitation is dubious. DSB XV, 107 - 110; Finger p. 213.

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
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        The Gladding Fire Apparatus Manufacturing Company of Rhode Island: An Early 20th Century Fire Fighting Archive Collection

      (Rhode Island). [1885-1925]. A collection of approximately 10 Autograph and Typed letters, 20 business manuscripts, 18 mechanical drawings and blueprints, and 14 printed brochures, broadsheets, trade cards, etc., from The Gladding Fire Apparatus Manufacturing Company. Also included are 2 select water faucets and 3 important items of fire fighting equipment manufactured by the company in the early 20th Century. The company's founder, Jesse G. Gladding of Rhode Island, was an inventor and manufacturer of various fire fighting equipment (shut-off pipes, valves, combination spanner, hook, and hose carriers; etc.), faucets, and waterproof boots and clothing. Many of his patented inventions revolutionized the industry. The correspondence, office manuscripts, and printed materials are in overall very good condition. They were part of Gladding's working files, and are annotated with numerous marginal notes in his hand. Also included are working drafts and drawings in pen and pencil, product descriptions, and correspondence relating to his ideas and inventions. Most of the original drawings and printed mechanical designs are in overall good or better condition; the two largest rolled sheets and the blueprints are fair only. A unique collection that documents Gladding's most important inventions and related business of the firm over a thirty year period. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press,, 1885. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder. Quarto. Original grey cloth with bevelled edges, titles and elaborate decoration to spine and upper board in black and gilt, illustrated pastedowns, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, title page, and 53 plates. Bookplate. Cloth rubbed and dulled, corners and ends of spine worn, worn spot to spine titles. A very good copy. Originally published in 1884. Elihu Vedder (1836–1923) was an American artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder was known for his allegorical paintings of women; he also produced glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. His edition of the Rubáiyát was so popular that the first edition sold out in six days and made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator.

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        Fille Arabe.

      ca.1885, albumen print, 19,8 x 26 cm, photograph no 305. KEYWORDS:egypt / cairo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Stockholm. Panorama.

      ca. 1885, original phtotograph, albumen print, 16,8 x 127 cm in 3 parts.on mount. KEYWORDS:sweden / stockholm

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Fishing. With Numerous Illustrations. Frontispiece by Charles Whymper. 2 Volumes.I: Salmon and Trout.II: Pike and other Coarse Fish.

      Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1885 - 519 + 452pages, Original blue half morocoo over orange boards, edges little rubbed. Gilt title to spine and gilt crest to front cover. Blue silk bookmarker. Ex-libris John Gerard Heckscher.Large paper, 250 copies, n° 86 (vol 1), n° 35 (vol 2). Book in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        La décoratión arabe. Décors muraux. Plafonds. Mosaiques. Dallages. Boiseires. Vitraux. Étoffes. Tapis. Reliures. Faiences. Ornements divers. Extraits du grand ouvrage L'art arabe

      André, Daly fils, Paris 1885 - Gran folio, (3) hoj., 110 láms. color (27 dobles), impresas sobre cartulina. Media piel, puntas, nervios, lomo cuajado, hilos dorados en planos. Cortes dorados. Ex-libris. Magnífica encuadernación. Hermosísima edición de estas impactantes láminas, impresas en cromolitografía sobre cartulina, con muestras de dibujos árabes de decoración mural, textil, en porcelanas, alfombras, encuadernaciones, mosaicos, etc. El volumen está extractado del libro "L'art arabe", del mismo autor, gran egiptólogo francés, que preparó este título en sucesivos viajes a Egipto. Buen ejemplar. Arte árabe. Artes aplicadas. Artes decorativas. Arabian art. Applied arts. Decorative arts.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        PRINCE OTTO A Romance

      Chatto & Windus 1885 - First edition. Original blue-green cloth with red floral motif and gilt titles to spine. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS MOTHER, inscribed, "The author to his mother, Skerryvore, Bournemouth." A very good copy indeed, minor wear to the extremities and fragile hinges. Housed in a custom made quarter morocco box. The only child of Thomas and Margaret Stevenson, Robert Louis was very sickly as a child and was doted upon by his mother. As he grew up he had a strained relationship with his authoritarian and distant father, and they had several fallings out. All this contributed to the unusually close relationship between Stevenson and his mother, who was deeply proud of her son's achievements. Stevenson's presentation copies to her are a testament to the most personal and fundamental of influences. Prince Otto was largely written between April and December 1883 and Stevenson's writing process for the book was unusual in the extreme. He said that it, "was written at Hyères; it took me about five months" and he called Prince Otto, "my hardest effort". This seems to have been a fair judgement since one of the chapters was written eight times by Stevenson and once by his wife. Nonetheless, on its publication in 1885, it received some very positive reviews. Andrew Lang in the Pall Mall Gazette wrote somewhat floridly that: "it is a book to be drunk in one long breath, like a draught of sunny Moselle from a tapering, iridescent Venetian goblet"! The tale of a faraway land in all its glorious obscurity was well received largely due to the care with which Stevenson constructed it. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      0 - Madrid. Vda. é Hijos de J. Cuesta, Edit. 1885-1889. 24x16 cm. T. I, 672 págs. 306 figs. * T. II, 704 págs. 338 figs. * T. III, 742 págs. 286 figs. * T. IV, 743 págs. 324 figs. * T. V, 704 págs. 306 figs. * T. VI, 759 págs. 309 figs. * T. VII, 703 págs. 292 figs. * T. VIII, 726 págs. 1 h. 145 figs. texto a dos columnas, todas las figuras son grabados Xilográficos. holandesa piel época. Cortes tintados. # diccionario G [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        From keel to truck - De la quille a la pomme de mat - Vom kiel zum flaggenknopf

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

      [Bookseller: Von Meyenfeldt, Slaats & Sons]
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        Physiologie der Bewegungen : nach electrischen Versuchen und klinischen Beobachtungen mit Anwendungen auf das Studium der Lähmungen und Entstellungen. Aus dem Franz. übers. von C. Wernicke

      Fischer Verlag, Cassel ; Berlin 1885 - Physiologie des mouvements //Halblederband der Zeit, gr.-8°, XXVII, 663 Seiten mit 100 Abbildungen; Exemplar gestemeplt; Eonband mit Signaturetikettten de 1900 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd]
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        Ein olympisches Spiel".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Fulda, 13. V. 1885. - 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. Includes 8 letters, also addressed to the "Moniteur", by H. and J. Humbert. Altogether 15½ pp. Various formats. In French, to the editors of the "Moniteur de la Chance Universelle" in Vienna. - The impostor Thérèse Humbert was born in the Languedoc region of France in 1856 as Thérèse Daurignac. Soon after her wedding to Frédéric Humbert, the son of the mayor of Toulouse, she began to tell stories about a mysterious inheritance, supposedly left to her by a grateful American millionaire, one Robert Crawford. Using the promised inheritance as collateral, the family took out enormous loans which enabled the Humberts to live in Paris for two decades in splendor and extravagance. Thérèse even kept a salon in which the elegant Paris society met. Only in 1901 was a court able to expose the entire story as a fraud. When the bubble burst, the scandal rocked the French financial world, and thousands of investors and creditors were ruined - among them the parents-in-law of the painter Henri Matisse. The Humberts flew, but were arrested in Madrid the following year. Thérèse was sentenced to five years' hard labor; after her release from prison, she disappeared from history.

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        Chess Eccentricities

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

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        Manuel Du Touriste Photographie (2 volumes)

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

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        Thompson Hall

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

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        Nature of Mind and Human Automatism.

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

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        Porträt Herr Mayerhofer, Brustbild im Dreiviertelprofil nach rechts.

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

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

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        Notable South Australians; or, Colonists - Past and Present

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

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        Rhymes a la Mode

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

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

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

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        Allerlei nette Pflanzen

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

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        Holy Bible

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

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