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        Tales From Many Sources, Volume I, Ii, Iii, Iv, V, Iv (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Complete)

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1885, 1886 - First Edition. Volumes 1 Through 6 (All Published). A Matched Set In Blue Cloth With Wavy Lines In Gilt On Cover And Spine; Gilt Title On Front Cover, Gilt Title, Volume Number, And Publisher On Spine. Correct Publishing Dates At Foot Of Title Page (Volumes 1 Through 4 Dated 1885, Volumes 5 And 6 Dated 1886, All Are First Printings). Contains A. Conan Doyle's First Published Story, "Bones", In Volume Iv ( With 1885 Date At Foot Of This Title Page, A Point Of Issue). A Bright, Clean Set. All Gilt Lettering And Designs Strong. A Few Points Of Fraying At Top/Bottom Of Spines. Vol. Vi Has A 1/4" X 1/8" Gouge On Front Cover, Not Affecting Lettering Or Design. A Few Small Waterstains To Covers: 1 Square Inch On Bottom Of Rear Cover Of Vol. I, 1/4 Square Inch Top Corner Of Front Cover Vol. Ii. Partially Detached Signature Vol. V. Bookplates Of H.C. Allen And Small Signature Of Helen Cobb In Each Volume. Matched Sets Of The Six Volumes, Which Were Issued Over Two Years, Are Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Cabinet Card Photograph of a Woman by Chicago's Only Professional Woman Photographer

      Miss Nikodem, Chicago 1885 - Image measures "4" x 5.5" on a 4.25" x 6.5" card printed at the bottom with the imprint of Miss Nikodem with her Chicago address. Slight wear, just about fine. Excellent and beautifully composed image of an unidentified and well-dressed bes'[ppectacled woman with an elaborate hat, possibly in mourning dress, with rich photographic tones.According to Origin, Growth, and Usefulness of the Chicago Board of Trade: Its Leading Members, and Representative Business Men in other Branches of Trade (1885): "Miss A.M. Nikodem, Photographic Artist. No. 701 West Madison Street. - One of the most popular and finely appointed photographic studios in Chicago is that conducted by Miss A.M. Nikodem, who succeeded Mr. M. T. Baldwin one year ago. This lady, who is regarded as one of the most skillful and accomplished photographic artists in the city, occupies an entire two-storied building completely equipped with all modern improvements and appliances and her elegantly furnished parlors are the resort of the elite of Chicago. Miss Nikodem is the only lady in the city who give personal attention to the taking of pictures, etc., and having had an extended practical and theoretical training she has attained a marked perfection in her art. In social circles Miss Nikodem occupies a prominent position both as a skillful artist and estimable lady, while in the business world she is held in high esteem as an enterprising and capable woman."Nikodem occupied the studio at this address from 1885-1891, and then moved to another location. 1895 is the last year in which she seems to be listed in Chicago city guides. Despite her prominence, photographs from her studio are exceptionally uncommon. Nikodem's skill is fully on display in this portrait. The three or four other examples of her work we could find, all in library special collections, are all of women or girls, and they display a uniform artistic excellence and technical photographic skill.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Tales from Many Sources Vol. 1-6

      Dodd & Mead, New York 1885 - 12mo 6 volumes uniformly bound in blue cloth covered boards with gilit titles on covers and backstrips, moderate wear, gilt a bit dull ,contents contents generally very good, but paper is age darkened sometimes looking like foxing, Appears that many pages were unopened, but crudely opened by earlier owners, because foredges are roughly opened. Vol. 4 contains the first publication from Arthur Conan Doyle in book form. A good to very good set with all 6 volumes present. Vols. 1-4 published in 1885 while Vols. 5-6 were published in 1886. Note: due to weight and size of this set, shipping outside the USA or priority shipping may be more expensive than for an average book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jahresbericht über die Leistungen und Fortschritte in der gesammten Medicin. (Fortsetzung von Canstatt's Jahresbericht). Unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Gelehrten unter Special-Redaction von E. Gurlt und A. Hirsch.

      August Hirschwald, Berlin 1867-1885. - ca. 600 S. je Halbjahresband, 14 Jahrgänge in jeweils 2 Halbjahresbänden für die Jahre 1866, 1867 sowie 1873 bis 1884. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 34000 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheksexemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit kleinem unscheinbarem Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, Rücken teils leicht verblichen, unteres Kapital von Jahrgang 2/2 etwas lädiert, Papier leicht gebräunt, sonst sauberes Exemplar, Jahrgänge 1, 2 und 8-19 in 24 Bänden (2 Halbjahresbände je Jahrgang),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FAST AND LOOSE. A Novel in Three Volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Griffiths, Major Arthur George Frederick (1838-1908). FAST AND LOOSE. A novel in Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Original olive green diagonal fine-ribbed publisher's cloth. Near Fine, bright copy of this very scarce Victorian three-decker mystery novel. The two inner hinges of Volume One are cracked, and all three volumes are slightly rubbed and cocked, but a superior set with eye appeal and a most compelling title and plot. Griffiths was a rather infamous prison administrator and author who published over 60 books during his lifetime. Some of his accounts of crime and punishment in England have been noted as "sensational and grotesque" -- designed to appeal to the baser fascinations of his Victorian readers. FAST AND LOOSE, a suspenseful mystery dealing with a bank robbery, was his most famous title and remains his most desirable first edition. This is only the second copy we've handled in the last two decades. Wolff 2803. Not in Sadleir.. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Near Fine.

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        Rosa mystica fleurs d'oubli; choses d'art; remember; eaux-fortes et pastels; petits poèmes.

      P., Lemerre, 1885, in 12, de 2ff. 270pp. 1f., broché, placé dans une boite papier marbré vert clair, tache brune en marge inférieure sinon bel exemplaire avec un envoi de l'auteur "à Madame Louis Mond, hommage de confraternité cordiale et de respectueuse sympathie, S. de Guaita" (Mme Louis Mond était fondatrice du "Magicien journal des sciences occultes, physiologiques, philosophiques et magnétiques", qui parut de 1883 à 1890.) Edition originale rare. ¶ Dorbon 2010 - Caillet 4814: "C'est le troisième ouvrage du court et délicieux bagage littéraire que nous a laissé Guaïta. Ce livre est un exquis recueil de poèmes ésotériques et kabbalistiques, où la tendance mystique s'épanouit." - Cat. Dujols "L'allégorie, le symbole et l'analogie animent tour à tour ces vers parnassiens ..."

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        Kieler Hafen".

      Kiel, Schmidt & Wegener, ca. 1885. - Mit 30 Originalfotografien mit Blindstempel des Fotoateliers Schmidt & Wegener im Format 17 x 28 cm auf 30 weißen Kartons mit gedruckten Bildunterschriften, 2 farbige lithographische Plänen auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Roter Maroquineinband der Zeit mit Goldprägung, Messingschließe dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 31 x 41,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, Vorsatz mit längerer handschriftlicher Widmung an den Kapitain zur See Freiherrn von Seckendorff von dem Königl. Geheimen Commerzienrath Sartori (August Sartori (1837 bis 1903, Schiffsmakler, Reeder und Komunalpolitiker). Die tadellos erhaltenen kontrastreichen Fotografien mit Abbildungen des Hafens, Industrie- und Werftanlagen, Gebäuden entlang der Bucht (Marineakademie, Wasserbad, Hotel Bellevue), Fischerdörfern, 2 Fotografien mit dem deutschen Geschwader 1885 und 1886 im Kieler Kriegshafen. Repräsentatives Album des Kieler Hafens. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Teilansicht, Blick vom Philosophenweg auf die Altstadt mit Schloss, Heiliggeistkirche und Alter Brücke über den Neckar ( v. Norden ).

      - altkol. Fotografie, um 1885, 39,9 x 50,8 Schöner Blick vom rechten Neckarufer auf die Stadt und das Schloß. - Das Foto wohl aufgezogen und verso mit dem Stempel " L. Meder in Heidelberg ". Kleine Bereibung unten links am Rand. Gefasst mit einem getuschten schwarzen Rand. - Farbfrisch und dekorativ.

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        La Décoration Arabe...Extraits du Grand Ouvrage L'Art Arabe de Prisse D'Avesnes. Choisis, Classes et Arranges Par Les Editeurs.

      Paris: J. Savoy & Co., 1885. Folio, plate list and 110 plates color lithograph plates heightened in foils, many two-page spreads. Disbound plates housed in a four-fold red pebbled-cloth porfolio with marbled paper boards. Portfolio is a bit shaken, with some fraying and chips, plates are very good. A comprehensive collection of Islamic arts and decorative traditions with the 12th-18th centuries, including wall decorations, ceilings, mosaics, tiles, woodwork, stained glass, fabrics, rugs, bindings, crockery, and miscellaneous ornaments, illustrated in bright colors and heightened in foils.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Die Capitanei von Locarno im Mittelalter. Hrg. von den Familien von Muralt in Zürich u. Bern u. der Familie von Orelli in Zürich

      Sehr seltene, frühe Veröffentlichung des Luzerner Historikers und Mediävisten Karl Meyer (1885-1950) zur Genealogie der Familien von Muralt und von Orelli. Widmungsexemplar Nr. 331. Empfängername getilgt. Rundumblauschnitt. Mit 21 Bildnis- und Urkundentafeln, einer Karte und 8 genealogischen, gefalteten Tafeln (in Lasche beigesteckt). Dekoratives, schönes Exemplar

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1885 - 1885 Original Paperback Wisden Very Good Condition!

      1885. Hi, This lot is an 1885 Original Paperback Wisden. It has the Original Spine Paper without any Restoration. It is in Very Good Condition for the year and was in my set for a long time. The spine paper is excellent, just some minimal wear the corners. The book is very tightly bound, the covers are nice and bright and clean, the only downside is an inch crack to the spine paper but the book is still very tightly bound. Internally it is very nice and clean and hasn't been opened for a while. Minimal spotting. Tiny rounding of cover corners with minor thumbing. No restoration and a great Wisden.

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        Poinciana Regia [Royal Poinciana]

      C. Muquardt, Brussels 1885 - Chromolithograph, by P.Depannemaeker. Very good condition apart from some very minor foxing. A fine example of the spectacular botanical work by Berthe Van Nooten, from 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java'. Native to Madagascar, the ornamental Royal Poinciana tree is widely cultivated in tropical countries for its stunning bright orange and flame-red blossoms. It is also frequently referred to as the Flamboyant Tree, so-called because of its large, colourful flowers. Still in her twenties, Berthe Hoola Van Nooten had accompanied her husband to Jakarta (Batavia), capital of Java, from Belgium where he soon died. She was left with debts to pay and a family to support. With great ingenuity, she managed to get a selection of her paintings chromolithographed and published under the title Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de l'Ile de Java Peints D'Après Nature , the first edition of which appeared in 1863-4. "Van Nooten was clearly more than competent, for the splendid tropical plants? have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics." (L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.330) Cf. Nissen BBI 931; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025; cf. L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 87. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        of a photograph of the Jain Temple at Calcutta.

      c. 1885. Lettered in the print, incorrectly lettered in German in ink on the mount underneath ('Hindutempel aus Porzellan in Calcutta'), measuring c. 23 by 27 cm; a few minor spots. This splendid and intricately designed Jain temple was built in 1867 and remains a major attraction of Kolkata.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition. Near Fine. A lovely copy in the publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Contains the three first printing points: "Huck Decided" on p. 9; "Him and another Man" listed on p. 88; and "with the was" on p. 57. The other leaves were assembled at random and have no bearing on whether a copy is first or second printing, although variant states exist. A solid Near Fine copy with bright gilt and a tight page block. Very slight wear at the spine ends and corners, spine gilt a trifle rubbed. Without repair or work of any kind. On the whole, an excellent copy of the book that Hemingway claimed was the source for all modern American literature and "the best book we've had." BAL 3415. MacDonnell, 31. Recounting the adventures of Huckleberry Finn as he flees his own abusive father and aids Jim in his escape from slavery, Twain's novel has been praised for its "distinctly American voice," putting at its center two common people who find an uncommon friendship. "Today perhaps the novel's greatest significance lies in its conception of childhood, as a time of risk, discovery, and adventure. Huck is no innocent: He lies, steals, smokes, swears, and skips school. He accepts no authority, not from his father or the Widow Douglas or anyone else. And it is the twin images of a perilous, harrowing odyssey of adventure and perfect freedom from all restraints that so many readers find entrancing" (Mintz). A metaphor for a young and rebellious nation, as well as its individualist inhabitants, Huckleberry Finn defies genre by being simultaneously an adventure story, a road novel, a coming of age tale, an expression of nostalgia for the expansive natural spaces lost to industrialization, and an exploration of race and class. Listed on the American Scholar 100 Best American Novels and one of the 100 Best Novels Written in English. Near Fine.

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        Six Years in Seychelles; with Photographs from Original Drawings.

      [?London: ?the author], 1885. - 4to (202 x 163mm), pp. [4 (title, verso blank, dedication, illustrations)], 59, [1 (blank)]; mounted photographic frontispiece and 29 mounted photographic plates, all after Estridge, one folding lithographic map, and one double-page letterpress table in the text; occasional light spotting, offsetting, or marking affecting text and plates, some photographs slightly faded; original hard-grained tan morocco, boards with gilt-ruled borders, upper board lettered in gilt, modern lemon-yellow endpapers, all edges gilt; a few light marks and scuffs, extremities lightly rubbed and chipped, skilfully rebacked and recornered, nonetheless a very good copy of a rare work; provenance: 'From the author' (presentation inscription on title, manuscript correction on p. 56, presumably in the author's hand) – S.F. Hassan, Mombasa, 3 January 1953 (ownership inscription on verso of frontispiece) – Humphrey Winterton (booklabel on upper pastedown; his sale, Sotheby's London, 28 May 2003, lot 248).First edition. Following a period in the army, Estridge (1837-1902) was appointed Collector of Customs at Mahé in the Seychelles (probably in 1880), and held the position until 1885, when he returned to England. In 1886 he took up the position of Receiver and Accountant-General, British Bechuanaland (and was elected a fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute in the same year), remaining in the country until 1888, when he retired to England.Six Years in Seychelles provides an overview of the islands and their history, commerce, architecture, geography, and natural history. Estridge provides much information on the flora and fauna, printing extracts from the report compiled by John Horne (the Director of the Botanic Gardens, Mauritius, who visited Mahé from 1871 to 1874 and published his notes in 1875), and discussing plant-hunting trips undertaken at the behest of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, the Director of Kew, and a visit in 1884 from the celebrated botanist and artist Marianne North, who 'greatly enjoyed the place, and was enraptured with the palms &c.' (p. 51; North's recollections of her visit and plant-hunting expeditions with Estridge appear in chapter XV of Recollections of a Happy Life (London: 1892), where he is identified as 'Mr. E.'). Another notable visitor was Gordon of Khartoum: '[w]e found him most pleasant and chatty. He greatly admired and was deeply interested in the Seychelles, and said he thought Praslin must have been the Garden of Eden' (loc. cit.).In one passage, Estridge records the effects in the Seychelles of the eruption of Krakatoa on 27 August 1883 and the consequent tsunamis: '[i]t began at about 4 p.m. [.] and a tidal wave suddenly came rushing at about four miles an hour, and reaching a height of about 2½ feet above the usual high springs. It receded in about a quarter of an hour, leaving boats high and dry. It then returned, and the same thing continued all next day, only varying in the time, each movement taking about ten minutes, and the height reaching about 10 inches. I noted from 10.15 a.m. till 1.05 p.m., that the sea flowed and ebbed 17 times. At 5 p.m. the sun was clear and bright; at 6 p.m., sunset, there was a lurid glare all over the sky; at half-past six the glare got much brighter; and at a quarter to seven it disappeared. The sky all day was slightly hazy [.] We were not aware till after the arrival of the Mauritius mail what caused this, but then learnt what it was and the great destruction it had caused. Even now the shores of the various islands are covered with pumice-stone' (pp. 51-52). The work is dedicated to the soldier and administrator Sir Arthur Elibank Havelock (1844-1908), who was Chief Civil Commissioner Seychelles Islands from 1874 to 1875 and from 1879 to 1880, and ended his career serving as the Governor of Trinidad, Natal, Sri Lanka, Madras, and, finally, Tasmania. The number of copies issued of this privately-published work is unknown, but the expensive and laborious technique of illustration wit [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        RICORDI DEL VECCHIO MERCATO DI FIRENZE. A. D. MDCCCLXXXVII.

      tipografia dell'arte della stampa, 1885. gr. vol. in folio, pp. 40 + 40 (tavv), leg. cartone edit. a colori con veduta del Mercato Vecchio sulla prima cop. con tit. in oro e rosso. Opera molto rara costituita da bellissime tavv. litografiche a p. pag. che illustrano scorci e scene di vita quotidiana che si svolgevano tra le vie e piazze del vecchio mercato di Firenze. Ogni tav., protetta dalla velina, è preceduta da una carta numerata con il titolo della via o borgo e, al verso, un breve testo dell'A. Fossati Bellani 3123. 0004

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        ANCIENT AND MODERN VARIOUS USAGES OF TOKIO, JAPAN.

      Tokyo 1885, Morito. Stitched Japanese style binding, [125]p. double folded leaves, profusely illustrated with many color woodblocks, English text, 15 x 23 cm., very good,minor cover wear contents clean. Q U I T E S C A R C E A marvelous dictionary of things Japanese from 1885, also a language dictionary, showing both English and Japanese words for articles illustrated. Superb color woodblock illustrat- ions by the celebrated Chikanobu.The table of contents lists the subjects as: the figure of female hair; common trade marks; Japanese hat and cap; Hair-tool of women; Hair-pins & combs; Japanese female clothing; The amusements of children; The words of children; Exhibitions for money; The kind of beggar; The celebrated articles and food in Tokio; The names of cake. The coiffeur section shows 60 different styles. About 176 trademarks, 94 hats, 12 hair tools, 23 hair pins, 18 combs, 24 different kinds of clothing & Kimono, 36 pict- tures of boys amusements; 16 for girls, 60 for both boys and girls. Some 32 Japanese exhibitions or entertainments, pass- times, 48 beggars. Each of the pictures show the Japanese word in Romaji, Kanji or Kana, with the English translation, thus making this useful to both English and Japanese native speakers. A very good illustrated dictionary and reference tool. A whole array of fascinating objects from mid-19th century Meiji Japanese life. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. A L W A Y S R A R E .

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        Portrait of Guissepo Verdi, Phot. Goupil & Cie.

      - Paris, Galerie Contemporaine, ca. 1885. Original photograph, woodburytype, 23,9 x 18,8 cm, on folio paper with a biographical sketch by Oscar Comettant, 4pp with 3 illustrations. Mulnier, Photographe, 25 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris. KEYWORDS:france/photo

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        TALES FROM MANY SOURCES VOL IV

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1885.. Octavo, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. First printing of this volume, notable for the inclusion of "Bones," the first story by A. Conan Doyle to appear in a book. Green and Gibson C79. Book label of collector Lawrence Solomon affixed to the paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. Enclosed in a custom foxing cloth box. (#156211)

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        La Française du Siècle. Modes - Moeurs - Usages.

      Paris, A. Quantin 1885 - Illustrations à l'aquarelle de Albert Lynch. Gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs par Eugène Gaujean. 20 gravures en couleurs en 2 états (dont 9 hors texte), lettrines illustrées en couleurs en 2 états, nombreux Culs-de-lampes et vignettes en noir, couverture conservée en 2 états. (Complet & Contrôlé) Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du JAPON. Celui-ci (N°17) est enrichi d'une SUITE sur JAPON (insérée). ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, A. Quantin - 1885 (achevé d'imprimer) - 1886 (page de titre) - XVI et 273 pages. Reliure demi-maroquin bleu à coins de l'époque signée Stroobants. Dos lisse orné et doré. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Filet doré bordant les plats. Non rogné. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the new London Boroughs as proposed in the "Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885".

      Edward Stanford Ltd London 26 Jany 1885 - Lithographic transfer, widest: 643 x 982 mm. Original wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into the original boards, with printed title label, two catalogue leaves pasted as end-papers. Detailed survey of London, at a scale of two inches to one mile extending North to South from Kingsbury Green, Crouch End and Snaresbrook to Anerley, and from Kew to 'Abbeywood', 'Lesness Heath' and Bexley Heath. Stanford used the base map - his 'Map of London and its environs .' - for a series of maps of the changing political face of London; frequently revised and updated (Hyde identifies 36 different versions), individual maps from the sequence are therefore very scarce. The 1885 Redistribution of Seats Act laid down the law for the creation of the modern British constituency system, as an adjunct to the Great Reform Act of the previous year. Hyde, 105, (12): noting only one institutional location. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TREASURY DEPARTMENT, REPORT ON THE INTERNAL COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES, BY JOSEPH NIMMO, JR., CHIEF OF THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS, TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

      Government Printing Office, 1885., Washington - First edition. 8vo. Original full cloth, [1]-562 pp., 23.5 x 16 cm., 5 large folding maps in rear, tables, appendices. Six Score 81 says, "One of the "big four" cattle books; an indispensable source for research in the field. This issue, the "Treasury" issue, is the most desirable because of its maps and apparent priority of issue. It is a unique collection, and should be an early point of reference for anyone interested in this period. It contains more solid facts than any other primary source of the time." Herd 1674 says "Rare." "This book is held to be among the most important of the "big four" cattle books, and its contents were compiled by experts on the subject." Merrill p. 9 says, "The book deals with a unique subject, almost forgotten, a proposed cattle trail to connect Fort Griffin and Dodge City Trail at Fort Supply, Indian Territory, and proceed thence by a devious route to the Canadian line . Nimmo's report is a fairly comprehensive analysis made of the range cattle industry of that time. The book is excessively rare." Streeter Sale 2377 says, "Nimmo's essay on the range and ranch cattle business of the United States, which comprises Part 3 of his report, is regarded as the best and most comprehensive treatment of the industry made to that time." Nimmo was a long time government employee and statistician who produced a variety of reports over his career; however, this is his most important work. An absolute cornerstone work on the cattle industry. A near fine, solid copy housed in a quarter leather and marbled paper over boards slipcase with raised bands and titles stamped in gold on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        THE RANGE AND RANCH CATTE [sic] BUSINESS OF THE UNITED STATES. [Contained in:] TREASURY DEPARTMENT. REPORT ON THE INTERNAL COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES...

      Washington, 1885. xxiii,562pp. plus seven folding maps. Contemporary calf, gilt leather spine labels. Spine chipped, but restored, corners worn, boards slightly scuffed. Institutional ink stamps on front free endpaper and titlepage. Maps tanned, with chips and separations at some folds, two maps with long closed tears. Text lightly tanned, but otherwise, clean. Good plus. One of the primary sources on the western range cattle industry, and one of the so-called "big four" books of range cattle collecting. This is the House of Representatives issue, with a pleminary index and two additional maps. Nimmo, a skilled analyst, gathered a wealth of information on the cattle business, then at its pre-1886 blizzard height. "Contributed to by cattle experts, statistically documented, the unrivalled source for the period" - Howes. Containing all of the maps, which are often lacking, plus two more. REESE, SIX SCORE 81 (ref). STREETER SALE 2377 (ref). ADAMS HERD 1674 (ref). HOWES N158, "aa" (ref). REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 219 (note).

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        ANCIENT AND MODERN VARIOUS USAGES OF TOKIO, JAPAN.

      - Tokyo 1885, Morito. Stitched Japanese style binding, [125]p. double folded leaves, profusely illustrated with many color woodblocks, English text, 15 x 23 cm., very good,minor cover wear contents clean. Q U I T E S C A R C E A marvelous dictionary of things Japanese from 1885, also a language dictionary, showing both English and Japanese words for articles illustrated. Superb color woodblock illustrat- ions by the celebrated Chikanobu.The table of contents lists the subjects as: the figure of female hair; common trade marks; Japanese hat and cap; Hair-tool of women; Hair-pins & combs; Japanese female clothing; The amusements of children; The words of children; Exhibitions for money; The kind of beggar; The celebrated articles and food in Tokio; The names of cake. The coiffeur section shows 60 different styles. About 176 trademarks, 94 hats, 12 hair tools, 23 hair pins, 18 combs, 24 different kinds of clothing & Kimono, 36 pict- tures of boys amusements; 16 for girls, 60 for both boys and girls. Some 32 Japanese exhibitions or entertainments, pass- times, 48 beggars. Each of the pictures show the Japanese word in Romaji, Kanji or Kana, with the English translation, thus making this useful to both English and Japanese native speakers. A very good illustrated dictionary and reference tool. A whole array of fascinating objects from mid-19th century Meiji Japanese life. A color scan can be sent by e-mail. A L W A Y S R A R E

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        Le Petit-Trianon - Histoire et Description.

      Versailles, L. Bernard 1885 - Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 70 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci (N°55), un des 40 sur papier de Hollande van Gelder, paraphé par l'éditeur. ÉDITION ORIGINALE TRÈS RARE. Versailles, L. Bernard - 1885 - XVI (Préface et Index) et 470 pages. Un des meilleur ouvrage de référence sur le Petit-Trianon. 21 planches hors-texte dont 2 en couleurs et certaines en double état. Illustrations dans le texte également. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure demi chagrin brun à larges coins de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture conservée. Petites piqures marginales sur quelques feuillets. Très bon état pour ce bel exemplaire. Format in-4°(30x20). Gustave Desjardins, Archiviste de l'Aveyron, de l'Oise puis de Seine-et-Oise. Auteur de travaux historiques et archivistiques. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SARDINIA AND ITS RESOURCES.

      Roma / London, Spithoever / Stanford, 1885. In-8 (mm. 235x160), legatura edit. in p. pergamena con decoraz. oro ai piatti (un muflone e lo stemma della Sardegna), tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. (4),317, con una carta geografica dell'isola e 12 tavole f.t. inc. su legno che raffigurano: nuraghi, vasi e iscrizioni, costumi, vedute e monumenti. Interessante resoconto sulla Sardegna, all'epoca ancora "terra incognita" ”though one of the oldest and most interesting countries in the world” (come precisa l'autore nella prefazione). Sono trattate: la sua storia, istituzioni e antichità, le sue varie risorse (agricoltura, miniere, foreste, pesca, ferrovie, industrie e commercio), come pure “social games and festivities, fetes and public ceremonies, as well as hunting excursions: "caccia grossa" after moufflon deer and wild-boar”, molto seguite dal Tennant, esperto cacciatore. "Prima edizione". Solo la copertina con qualche alone, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        Fra Kristiania-Bohêmen.

      1885 1885 - Orig. udgave. Kristiania: Eget forlag 1885. 2 bd. XVII + 308; 335 s. Rent og velholdt eksemplar indbundet ubeskåret med de orig. omslag og rygge samt det nytrykte omslag "Julefortællinger" i bd. 1. i smukt privat halvpergament med farvede titel- og tomefelter, samt rødt snit foroven. Bindene signeret Juul-Lassen. De orig. omslag smukt restaureret. * Beslaglagt og af aller største sjældenhed med det nytrykte titelblad "Julefortællinger" i bind 1. Da Justitsdepartementet i forvejen var orienteret om bogens "usædelige" indhold, blev den straks beslaglagt ved udgivelsen. Imidlertid havde Jæger gemt ca. 300 eksemplarer af første bind af vejen, men havde ingen eksemplarer af bd. 2, hvorfor han fik trykt ca. 350 eksemplarer ekstra af bd. 2 og i samme anledning fik trykt nye omslag og titelblade med teksten "Julefortællinger af H.J.". Eftertrykket af bd. 2 varierer, som her, en smule fra førstetrykket. Disse 300 eksemplarer blev forsøgt solgt i Sverige, men led desværre samme skæbne og blev efter ordre fra det svenske justitsministerium beslaglagt. Værket er i sig selv uhyre sjældent med de originale omslag. Se Arthur Thuesen: Beslaglagte og supprimerte bøker i den norske litteratur s. 95 ff.

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        Fra Kristiania-Bohèmen.

      1885 1885 - Orig. udg. Kristiania [Oslo]: Eget Forlag 1885. 2 bd. XVIII + 308 + 336 s. Helt rent eksemplar indbundet i ét nyt spejlbind med farvede titelfelt og rig guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret PY McRisse 1992. * Bogen blev beslaglagt.

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        Ansichten von Potsdam ( + Berlin ). Album mit 3 photographischen Ansichten aus Berlin und 15 Ansichten aus Potsdam.

      Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin am Dönhofsplatz Berlin Die Fotos meist im Format ca. 18 x 26 cm ( Höhe x Breite oder auch Breite mal Höhe ) aufgewalzt auf einen festen, typographisch vorgefertigten Untersatzkarton (31 x 39 cm). Zusammen in einer reich goldgeprägten Oln-Mappe ( Titelaufdruck: Ansichten aus Potsdam ), Folio ( ca. 32,5 x 40 cm ). Die Foto-Kartons am Unterrand jeweils mit Betitelung, Albumtitel sowie ganz unten jeweils mit Hinweis *Photographie nach der Natur. Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin am Dönhofsplatz *. Ohne Erscheinungsjahr, die Mappe ohne Titel- oder Inhaltsblatt. Hier möglicherweise ein Konvolut aus 2 Mappen in einer Mappe zusammengefasst, wohl um 1885 verlegt. Mit folgenden Berlin-Ansichten: Mausoleum in Charlottenburg – Palais des Kronprinzen – Palais des Kaisers /// Ansichten aus Potsdam: Pfingstberg – Jagdschloss Glienicke – Schloss Babelsberg – Friedenskirche – Die Mühle bei Sanssouci – Schloss Friedrichskron ( = Das Neue Palais ) - Charlottenhof – Friedenskirche ( eine andere Ansicht ) - Schloss Sanssouci, Terrasse – Marmorpalais – Orangeriegebäude – Schloss Sanssouci – Brandenburger Thor ( Tor ) - Nicolai-Kirche ( Nikolaikirche ) - Stadtschloss. Die Fotos in der Darstellung von guter Erhaltung, die Außenränder der Kartons teils etwas gebräunt, teils gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, wenige Kartons am Außenrand gering wellig. Insgesamt guter Zustand dieser meist fast völlig menschenleeren Ansichten aus Berlin und Potsdam. Die Original-Mappe etwas fleckig ( Vorderdeckel im Bereich des Titels stark fleckig ), angestaubt, berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Mappenrücken angeplatzt und beschädigt, die Mappenflügel teils beschädigt. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 2200 Gramm )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Potsdam, Berlin, Google, Charlottenburg, Palais, Pfingstberg, Glienicke, Babelsberg, Sanssouci, Friedenskirche, Mühle, Orangerie, Neue Palais, Charlottenhof, Brandenburger Tor, Nicolai-Kirche

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        Catalogue des dessins aquarelles et estampes de Gustave Doré

      1885 - portrait-frontispice, Cercle de la librairie, Paris, 1885, in-8, portrait-frontispice, [4]-218-[4] pp, demi-veau brun à coins de l'époque, dos lisse orné en long, tête dorée, couvertures conservées, Rare édition originale du catalogue des dessins, aquarelles et estampes de Gustave Doré, exposés dans les salons du cercle de la Librairie en mars 1885, peu de temps avant la vente de l'atelier : l'ouvrage ouvre sur une notice biographique par Georges Duplessis (1834-1899) et un portrait gravé par Lalauze, d'après Carolus Duran, en frontispice. Exemplaire enrichi de la page consacrée à Gustave Doré dans le Panthéon parisien, Album des célébrités contemporaines [1864], comportant un tirage photographique contrecollée de l'auteur par Étienne Carjat (1828-1906), et une petite biographie du célèbre illustrateur ; et d'un portrait gravé en taille-douce par Massard (Jouaust). Légère épidermure sur le plat inférieur et sur une coupe, coins un peu usés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Guissepo Verdi, Phot. Goupil & Cie.

      Paris, Galerie Contemporaine, ca. 1885. Original photograph, woodburytype, 23,9 x 18,8 cm, on folio paper with a biographical sketch by Oscar Comettant, 4pp with 3 illustrations. Mulnier, Photographe, 25 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris. KEYWORDS:france/photo

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        THE HISTORY OF HAMPTON COURT PALACE. Illustrated with Autotypes, Etchings, Engravings, Maps and Plans. In Three Volumes, Comprising the TUDOR, STUART and ORANGE & GUELPH Times. THE DEDICATION COPIES, Presented to Queen Victoria and Bearing the Royal Bookplates of King George V.

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1885-88-91.. First Edition, First Printings. Half-Leather. Very Good. First Editions. Three Volumes. Thick Octavos. Bound in half-blue morocco over blue cloth boards, the spines with raised bands and gilt titles, all edges gilt. 375 + 311 + 566 pp. THE DEDICATION COPY, with a 3-page Autograph Letter Signed from the Author, dated July 1st, 1885, address to Sir Henry Ponsonby, Queen Victoria's Private Secretary, Presenting the volumes to Queen Victoria - the books are "Dedicated by Special permission to Her Most Gracious Majesty THE QUEEN Who First Granted Free and Unrestricted Admission To All Her Subjects To View The Beautiful Home Of Her Ancestors At Hampton Court". The Letter reads in full: Dear Sir Henry, I send you by this post a specially bound copy of my "History of Hampton Court Palace in Tudor Times" for presentation to the Queen, which I venture to hope Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to accept from me. - At the same time could you offer Her Majesty my most dutiful and humble thanks for her great kindness in allowing me the favour of dedicating the work to Her Majesty? Yours very sincerely, Ernest Law. P.S. If you have the specimen copy & proof sheets originally sent to you, to show the nature of the work, could you send them back to me? In addition, the endpapers of each volume bear the Royal Bookplates of King George the 5th, with the stylized GRV monogram and the Royal Crown above. Leather chaffed at extremities, but a sound, very good set. Provenance: Acquired by us from the descendants of Mr. Stanley Williams, former Superintendent of Buckingham Palace.

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        Oeuvres

      Lemerre, Paris - 1885 - 1891. 14 volumes in 12. Plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, tête et tranches dorées, roulette intérieure. Edition complete dans une jolie reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORLD'S GREATEST IMPORTING ESTABLISHMENT. MAIN BARNS OF THE HOLBERT HORSE IMPORTING CO. A.S. HOLBERT, PROPRIETOR. GREELEY, DELAWARE COUNTY, IOWA. [caption title]

      The Gugler Litho. Co, Milwaukee, WI 1885 - Color lithograph, 19 x 27 in. image, on a 24 x 32 in. sheet. The several barns of the Holbert Horse Importing Company are shown, the roofs and walls lettered with advertisements for their services as importers of Percherons, Belgians, and English Shires, as well as suppliers of draft, coach and hackney horses. In the yard in front of the barns groups of horses stand with their red shirted trainers, potential buyers in top hats and bowlers peruse the stock. A nice bright image. Aaron B. Holbert (1853- established his horse breeding and importing business in Greeley, Iowa in 1878. The enterprise grew to have an international reputation in the field of breeding and selling registered horses in the United States. [see Capt. John Merry's "History of Delaware County, Iowa," [Chicago: 1914], v.1, pp.281-2]Henry Gugler and his son Julius joined the firm of Henry Seifert in Milwaukee in 1872, taking charge of the lithography department and bringing the first steam power press to Milwaukee, according to Jay Last in his "The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography," [Santa Ana, CA: 2005], pp.88-9. They formed their own firm of H. Gugler & Son in Milwaukee in 1878, and when Henry died in 1883, Julius and his brothers created Gugler Lithographic Company.No listings found on OCLC.

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        Stam- en wapenboek van aanzienlijke Nederlandsche familiën met genealogische en heraldische aanteekeningen.

      Groningen,J.B. Wolters, 1885-1890. 3 volumes. Large folio. Full red morocco with gold decorated covers and spines. Spine of volume one a litle rubbed, else a nice set in good condition. 359, 415, 502 pag. Illustrated with 624 coats-of-arms (six per page) in chromolithography. The standard work for heraldry of the Netherlands. Much of the genealogical information was submitted by the families themselves, making the quality of the text variable. Nontheless it remains a significant resource with often unique information. An index volume was published later by J.C.P. van Epen. H155

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        Through Masai Land A Journey of Exploration Among the Snowclad Volcanic Mountains and Strange Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa Being the Narrative of the Royal Geographical Societys Expedition to Mount Kenia and Lake Victoria Nyanza 1883 1884 

      Second edition. 2 folding maps numerous plates and illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original cloth, refurbished, . xii, 583pp. London,

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        Tartarin sur les Alpes. Nouveaux exploits du héros tarasconnais. Illustré d'aquarelles par Aranda, de Beaumont, Montenard, de Myrbach, Rossi. Gravure de Guillaume Frères.

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1885, broché, couv. imp. -Illustrations in-texte en noir et blanc. - in-4 de (4)-334-(5) pp. + 1 portrait h.t. + 16 pl. h.t. en couleurs ; Edition originale.Un des 100 exemplaires sur Japon avec le portrait de l'auteur.

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        Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux. Préface de Guy de Maupassant. Eaux-fortes de Maurice Leloir.

      Librairie Artistique, H. Launette 1885 - Paris, Librairie Artistique, H. Launette, 1885. In-4, [I-IX]-X-XX, 2 feuillets non chiffrés (table des eaux-fortes et titre relais de la première partie), 203 pages et 2 feuillets non chiffrés (tables de matières et achevé d'imprimer) ; Suite des vignettes et encadrements in texte : 7 feuillets non chiffrés, 101 feuillets, 1 feuillet non chiffré, 24 feuillets et 4 feuillets non chiffrés. Couvertures conservées. Plein maroquin rouge cerise, titre dorés, tête dorée, larges dentelles intérieures, et tabis de soie fleurie. taches d’encre au dos et sur les plats. Illustrations de Maurice Leloir : 12 hors-texte en triple état ( (eau-forte pure sur japon, avec remarques sur japon, avant la lettre sur japon), 201 vignettes et 24 ornements (encadrements) in texte. Un des 75 exemplaires sur Japon. Premier tirage des illustrations de Maurice Leloir, et édition originale de la préface de Guy de Maupassant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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