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      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]

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      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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      - 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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      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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      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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        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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        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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        A Tangled Tale

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1885, 1885. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., inscribed on the half-title "Lilie Salle from the Author Feb. 1886." Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, all edges gilt, bookplate to front endpaper, light general handling, small stain to upper corner of rear cover, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, back corners square, overall A VERY GOOD copy.

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        Bericht über die Allgemeine deutsche Austellung auf dem Gebiete der Hygiene und des Rettungswesens unter dem Protectorate Ihrer Majestät der Kaiserin und Königin Berlin 1882-83. 3 Bde.

      Breslau, S. SChottlaender, 1885-1886, gr.-8, LXXVII, (1), 573, (1) XI, (1), 484 XXVI, 695, (1) pp. 1 Frontispiz, 1 Farbtafel, 1 Situationsplan, 1 Portrait und 393 Text-Illustrationen, 3 gerägte Prachtledereinbände mit Goldschnitt. Erste Auflage. Hrsg. Von Paul Boerner und nach dessen Tode vollendet von H. Albrecht!Pracht Exemplar aus der ehemaligen Bibliothek des Ophthalmologen Herzog Carl Theodor in Bayern (1839-1909).Die erste Schau im Deutschen Reich, die sich ausschließlich mit hygienischen Fragestellungen beschäftigte, war die "Berliner Allgemeine Deutsche Ausstellung auf dem Gebiete der Hygiene und des Rettungswesens", die ursprünglich im Jahr 1882 stattfinden sollte. Aufgrund eines Brandes auf dem Ausstellungsgelände kurz vor der Eröffnung musste sie jedoch um ein Jahr verschoben werden. Sie fand daher von Mai bis Oktober 1883 auf dem ehemaligen Gelände der Gewerbeausstellung von 1879 zwischen Invalidenstraße, der Straße Alt-Moabit und dem Lehrter Bahnhof statt. Die Schau entstand aus einer Zusammenarbeit des Deutschen Vereins für Gesundheitstechnik und dem Deutschen Verein für öffentliche Wohlfahrtspflege. Das Protektorat übernahm Kaiserin Augusta von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach.29 Im 1882 gedruckten offiziellen Katalog stellten die Organisatoren ihre Schau in einen Zusammenhang mit der 1876 in Brüssel veranstalteten Ausstellung für Hygiene und Rettungswesen. Auf dieser Exposition, die zum ersten Mal das große Interesse an einer speziellen Hygieneausstellung bewiesen hätte, habe sich das Deutsche Reich als eine der führenden Nationen auf dem Feld der Hygiene und Gesundheitspflege präsentiert. Allerdings sei es aufgrund der bei internationalen Schauen notwendig begrenzten Ausstellungsfläche nicht möglich gewesen, die gesamten Errungenschaften Deutschlands zu zeigen. Dies sollte nun die Allgemeine Deutsche Ausstellung auf dem Gebiete der Hygiene und des Rettungswesens nachholen. Die beiden Vereine hatten sich schon 1881 darauf festgelegt, keine internationale Exposition zu veranstalten. Stattdessen wollte man mit dem Projekt die deutsche Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft fördern. Die Berliner Veranstaltung werde, so ihr Kalkül, all die Besucher anziehen, die "wissen wollen, was die deutsche Industrie auf dem Gebiete der Gesundheitstechnik geleistet, welche Fortschritte sie im letzten Jahrzehnt gemacht hat und welche Lücken andererseits noch vorhanden sind." Darüber hinaus sollte sie das Verständnis der Bevölkerung für die staatlichen Maßnahmen fördern. Die Berliner Schau zog ihre Besucher besonders durch Schaustücke wie den "Taucher" sowie die Präsentation der erst 1882 von Robert Koch entdeckten Tuberkelbazillen an. Allerdings war die Exposition in erster Linie noch auf die Darstellung technisch-wissenschaftlicher Fragen beschränkt. Sie richtete sich zwar auch an die breite Bevölkerung, war aber aufgrund der anspruchsvollen Gestaltung ihrer Gruppen sowie deren spezieller, oft unattraktiver Inhalte überwiegend für Experten interessant. Dem Laien führte die Ausstellung vor, welche Bedeutung der Technik zur Lösung sozialer wie hygienischer Probleme zukam.33 Gleichzeitig präsentierte sie ihm, welche hygienischen Maßnahmen die deutsche Regierung bereits ergriffen hatte. Sie hatte demnach neben der Funktion, eine Expertenöffentlichkeit herzustellen, vor allem die Aufgabe, die gesundheitspolitischen Anstrengungen des Deutschen Reichs zu kommunizieren. Das für die späteren Projekte der hygienischen Volksbelehrung wichtige Element der persönlichen Ansprache des Laienbesuchers fehlte noch weitgehend. Die Exposition hatte eine Fläche von ungefähr 62 000 qm und zog über die fünf Monate ihrer Laufzeit um die 900 000 Besucher an. Trotz des Brandunglücks von 1882 schloss sie mit einem leichten finanziellen Überschuss ab. Trotzdem war sie für längere Zeit die einzige große Hygieneausstellung im deutschen Sprachraum." Sebastian Weinert , Der Körper im Blick: Gesundheitsausstellungen vom späten Kaiserreich bis zum ... (2017), pp.25-26Mit Beiträgen von H. Albrecht, A. Baginsky, H. Bartels, F. Beely, R. Böckh, Paul Boerner, Arthur Christiani, A. Eulenburg, G. Fritsch, A. Gruner, S. Guttmann, Hallervorden, K. Hartmann, A. Hasslacher, O. Hausburg, C. Horstmann, J. König, O. Kuhn, O. Lassar, Löffler, P. Lohmann, Löwenherz, C. Scharowsky, Sell, Joh. Petersen, A. v. Rózsahegyi, C. Strehl, M. Volkmann, S. Villaret, A. Werich unbd Wolffhügel.

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        The Costume of Yorkshire in 1814. A Series of Forty-One Facsimiles of Original Drawings by George Walker.

      Richard Jackson, Leeds 1885 - Limited edition - number 20 of only 100 deluxe large paper copies printed on Japan paper with cream parchment binding. The scarcest and finest of the Jackson editions of this work. Some rubbing to the covers and foxing to end-papers. Covers now protected in loose mylar wrap. Two prelim pages, before the title page, are loose but otherwise the binding is still good although it does need careful handling. All 41 plates present and in fine condition and most plates still have the original tissue guards. Large book - 18 x 13.5 inches. The plates measure 12 x 8 inches. Overseas shipping can be arranged at cost. More photographs available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studies from the Morphological Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The Early Stages in the Development of Balanoglossus (sp. incert.) [and other titles]

      [London: Williams and Norgate, 1885. Very Good. First edition. Originally published in wrappers, these copies rebound in Japanese vellum at an early date without wrappers or title page. Boards a little bowed, else near fine. Three long articles by Bateson, with a total of fourteen plates, three of them in color. Scarce.

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        The Life of the late General F. R. Chesney Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery

      London: W.H. Allen, 1885. London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1885. First edition. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 477, [2], 48 (pubs. cat.); port. frontis., one extending map of the Euphrates; some small marginal tears, else largely unopened in the original cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed. With an accompanying letter from Louisa Chesney pasted to flyleaf, presenting the book to the Turkish ambassador to London Monsieur Musurus, and with a copy of his letter in reply pasted in at rear. Francis Rawdon Chesney (1789-1872) led the 1835 expedition that investigated the navigability of the Euphrates river by crossing from the Bay of Antioch and continuing aboard two steamers, Tigris and Euphrates, to the mouth. The loss of the Tigris during a whirlwind did not diminish Chesney's opinion that the Euphrates was indeed navigable, and could thus form a stage in the overland route to India. The idea was not sanctioned by the British Government, and Chesney continued instead a military career, spending much of the 1840s in China, where he commanded the artillery at the Hong Kong Station. After his death, his widow and daughter used his extensive journals to write up the present life, this copy of which was presented by Chesneys widow to the Turkish ambassador Kostaki Musurus (who is mentioned in the book).. Author Presentation Copy. Frist Edition. Manuscript.

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        The Congo and the founding of its free state: a story of work and exploration.

      London Sampson Low 1885 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxvii, 528; x, 483pp., 2 large maps in pockets at end of volumes, 3 further folding maps, 44 full-page engraved plates, including frontispieces, numerous text illustrations throughout, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, red and green labels, light wear, an excellent set. The foundation of the Congo Free State. In 1879 Stanley went to the Congo after a meeting with King Leopold to explore the possibilities of development of the region. He secured for the Belgian Association Internationale the whole south bank of the River Congo and the north and west shores as well beyond the confluence with the Mobangi. He set up trading posts, etc. and established treaties with the local rulers and went on steadily with his political and pioneering work along the thousand miles of the navigable Congo from Stanley Pool to Stanley Falls, laying the foundations of that vast administrative system, extending from the Atlantic to the great lakes, and from the Sudan to Barotseland, which became the Congo State. Because he taught his men how to wield a sledgehammer effectively, Stanley received the title of Bula Matari, "breaker of rocks," from the Vivi chiefs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pool of Bethesda, Jerusalem, Israel.

      c. 1885 - Large albumen print. Good tonal range and in fair condition, light spotting in upper margin. 28.5 x 38 cm. The Pool of Bethesda is a pool of water in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, on the path of the Beth Zeta Valley. Until the 19th century, there was no evidence outside of the second Book of Kings of the Old Testament and John's Gospel in the New Testament, for the existence of this pool. However, in the 19th century, archaeologists discovered the remains of a pool that fitted with both descriptions. The pool according the Old Testament, was built as a reservoir for rain water. According to the New Testament it was said to have healing properties and people would travel there to have their illnesses cured. In the late 19th century, the French constructed the Church of Saint Anne at the south east corner of the site in honour of Anne, Mary's mother. This photograph is one of the earliest pictures of the sight taken after its' discovery.

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        SHAKESPEARE And The ENCLOSURE Of COMMON FIELDS At WELCOMBE, Being a Fragment of the Private Diary of Thomas Greene, Town Clerk of Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1614 - 1617, Reproduced in Autotype, with Letterpress Transcript, Edited With an Introduction and Notes by C. M. Ingleby, LL.D.

      Birmingham: Printed for the Editor by Robert Birbeck, Broad Street, 1885. 1st Edition (Jaggard, p. 123). Copy V of a limitation of 55 total copies [mss note after statement of limitation stating "and 5 copies for presentation". Association copy. Modern respining to style, with gilt decorations to spine. Original dark maroon cloth boards. Ffep with stamped cash receipt from Dr To C. W. Smart, Artist and Photographer to C. M. Ingelby for "copying eight pages of m.s.s. reproducing facsimiles of same in Autotype and one set of proofs 16 16. 55 sets of Autotype reproductions of the above eight pages 48 2 6.". Some modest shelfwear. Age-toning to paper. Bookplate of Holcombe Ingleby, who published in 1889 a revised & adapted [for schools] edition of Cymbeline, which was edited by C. M. Ingleby. Modern book label to front paste-down. Marginal commentary [by H.I.?] about divers aspects of the editor's prefatory remarks. Very Good.. [4], xiii, [5], 19, [3 (blank)] pp. 2 page plan of the Welcomb Estate follows preliminary text, then 8 leaves of facsimiles prior to Diary transcript. Folio. "Thomas Greene, the Corporation's steward, recorded in some detail the events associated with the contentious proposals to enclose some of the open fields at Welcombe. ... The scheme was unpopular with the Corporation, which feared the enclosure's potential negative affects on its tithe income. Greene, as the steward, was instructed to co-ordinate resistance. However, both he and William Shakespeare, as co-lessees of the Corporation tithes, also had personal interests and they clearly worked together to safeguard these. ... Between January 17, 1614 and September 1615 Shakespeare is named on five occasions in Greene's notes." [Shakespeare Documented]. C. M. Ingleby an acknowledged Shakespearian scholar of his day, "perhaps best remembered as John Payne Collier's nemesis" having disclosed Collier's forgeries. Holcombe Ingleby the son of C. M. Ingleby. [Wiki] Over 30 copies of this title now represented in instituional holdings, so in commerce, a quite scarce bit of Shakepeareiana.

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        Geschichte der Sächsischen Armee von deren Errichtung bis auf die neueste Zeit. Hier Band 1-3 in 3 Büchern KOMPLETT !

      Leipzig, Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, 1885 - 8°, XII, 226 Seiten und 6 Skizzen auf vier Tafeln / VI, 393 Seiten und 20 Skizzen auf sechs Tafeln sowie Band 3 mit VII, 421 Seiten und 11 Skizzen auf 6 Tafeln im Anhang, verzierte und betitelte Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht berieben und jeder Band mit einem Stempel auf dem Vorsatz sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1885. Sehr seltene Originalausgabe ! H168 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2130 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Nervenfasern. (Diss.).

      Abh. k. bay. Akad. Wiss., 15/2. - München, Verlag der K. Akademie, 1885, 4, 74 pp., (2 pp.), 2 farblith. Tafeln mit 22 von Boveri gezeichneten Abbildungen, feiner Halbleinenband der Zeit mot goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Selten - Erstdruck!Theodor Boveri's (1862-1915) Dissertation "Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Nervenfasern" (Contributions to the Study of Nerve Fibers). Seine Untersuchen erstreckten sich auf die peripheren markhaltigen Nervenfasern. aus auch die spezifischen Fasern des sympathischen Systems und jene des Olfactorius.Am Anatomischen Institut entstand, unter der Leitung von Carl von Kupffer(1829-1902), seine Dissertation "Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Nervenfasern". Sie wurde dann, 1885 zur Erwerbung der philosophischen Doktorwürde der Münchner Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät vorgelegt. Für Carl von Kupffer, "Seinem väterlichen Berater und Freund", hat er zeitlebens eine große Verehrung bewahrt und ihm 1899 zum sechzigsten Geburtstag eine seiner schönsten Ascaris-Arbeiten gewidmet.August Pauly (1850-1914) war sofort, wohl als erster unter den Fachgenossen von der Begabung seines jüngeren Freundes bezaubert und hat über ihn eine Art Tagebuch geführt. Seine Notizen und zahlreiche Briefe Boveris geben uns ein sehr lebendiges und persönliches Bild dieser für Boveri entscheidende Jahre. Boveri habe ihm, schreibt Pauly am 24.2.1885, das Manuskript seiner Dissertation zu lesen gegeben. "Ich erwartete eine trockene, histologische Arbeit mit minutiösen Details und fand etwas ganz Vortreffliches. Die Schrift ist in jedem Wort und in allen Stücken merkwürdig durchdacht, durchaus gescheit und reif. Und dies alles aus Talent, ohne Anstrengung, mühelos. Man wird selten von einem jungen Menschen eine so gute Schrift lesen. Sie zeigt ein ungewöhnlich scharfes mikroskopisches Sehen und ein ebenso gutes Auge für Sachliche." -cf. Fritz Baltzer, Theodor Boveri, pp.12-16Sein größter wissenschaftlicher Verdienst ist der Nachweis der Chromosomenindividualität 1887 und schließlich die Formulierung der Chromosomentheorie der Vererbung 1902-1904, in der er zytologische Befunde mit Gregor Mendels gerade wiederentdeckten Vererbungsregeln zu einer synthetischen Einheit zusammenfügte.siehe - DSB II, pp.361-365

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        Burlesque Giants and Dwarfs

      London - J and R Maxwell, 1885 Book. Good. Hardcover. A publication on transfiguration and stage tricks for Burlesque theatre. Transfiguration and stage tricks. Vanishingly scarce, not recorded on Copac only one on Worldcat. Number35 from the 'British Standard Handbooks' series. Undated, Worldcat estimates date to be 1885 from Clarke & Blind. This was prior to Spencer Blackett's acquisition of the publishers in 1887. The British Standard Handbooks series were originally sold at 2d each and are advertised as 'A New Series of Illustrated Practical Handbooks of Sports and Pastimes'. The rear wrap states that 'These Handbooks are perfect encyclopaedias of information upon their respective topics they readily commend themselves as marvels of cheapness'. This title looks into the creation of giants and dwarfs for Victorian burlesque theatre. There are also many other tricks and performances from Burlesque theatre described and explained such as 'The Three Legged Drawf', 'The Collapsible Gentleman', 'The Man-Pig' and 'The Explosive Spider. 'Burlesque in the Victorian era was a theatrical extravaganza. It features caricature, parody and travesty. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, generally smart. Chipping to the extremities and spine. Small loss to the spine. Wraps are slightly sunned with patches of light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Staining at the gutter from the binding staples. Gathering for pages 16-18 are detached. Pages are age toned to edges. Occasional light spots. Overall: GOOD..

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        Notes from a private journal of a visit to Egypt and Palestine, by way of Italy and the Mediterranean.

      London Printed by Wertheimer Lea & Co 1885 - Second edition. Octavo (20.5 x 13 cm), iv, 410 pp., folding table, original blue cloth gilt, gilt arms to upper cover, binding a little spotted and rubbed. A personal impression of Lady Montefiore from her travels in the Levant, published anonymously and dedicated to her husband. Judith Cohen Montefiore was known for her social influence and generosity throughout the Jewish community. She married Moses Montefiore in 1812, and together they became two of the most well known members of the Jewish elite. While they participated in the upper-class Christian society in London, they also spent much of their time and earnings on Jewish causes. The Montefiores helped to fund the first settlement for farming in Israel. The couple travelled to Israel several times and were always well received on their visits there. Rare. COPAC lists 4 copies only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes (32 volume Set)

      Longmans Green - The complete 32 volume original set of the Badminton Library of Sporting and Pastimes bound in half-crimson leather. The spine of each book has sporting motifs in gilt stamped on the leather. Originally published by Longmans, Green as a 28 volume series between 1885 and 1896; there were later additions of Rowing & Punting (1898), superseding Boating (1888). New volumes for Athletics (1898) and Football (1899) supplemented the original Athletics and Football (1887). In 1902, the final entirely new volume, Motors and Motor-Driving, covered a new 'sporting activity'. The name of the set was taken from the Duke of Beaufort's country house, Badminton, which is where the racket sport of the same name originates from. This set is comprised of: Archery; Athletics; Athletics and Football; Big Game Shooting I; Big Game Shooting II; Billiards; Boating; Cricket; Coursing and Falconry; Cycling; Dancing; Driving; Fencing, Boxing and Wrestling; Fishing I, Salmon and Trout; Fishing II, Pike and Course Fish; Football; Golf; Hunting; Motors and Motor-Driving; Mountaineering; The Poetry of Sport; Racing and Steeple-Chasing; Riding and Polo; Rowing and Punting; Sea Fishing; Shooting I, Field and Covert; Shooting II, Moor and Marsh; Skating and Figure-Skating; Swimming; Tennis and Lawn Tennis; Yachting I; Yachting II. This is the deluxe edition which has been bound in half crimson leather with marbled boards, gilt rule bordering the leather, gilt decorations and lettering in spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, tissue-guarded frontispieces, Preface contains a sketch of Badminton House, many of the volumes are profusely illustrated with either sketches or photographs. The set is in very good condition and is comprised of various editions; several are first editions, others are designated as "New" and others are Second through Eighth editions, with publication dates between 1891 and 1902. Full sets of Badminton Library series are rare, especially in this condition. A fantastic look at the leisure activities of the gentry during the Victorian Era! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Variation of Animal and Plants under Domestication.

      London John Murray 1885 - Second edition, fifth thousand, revised. 2 volumes, 8vo (19.5 x 14 cm). xiv, 473; x, 493 pp. woodcuts in text, publisher's ads to verso of title page and 32 pages ads dated January 1885 at end of vol. 2, largely unopened. Original green cloth gilt, ruled in blind, a fine copy. Originally intended as the first two chapters in a larger work on the origin of the species (he viewed the book of that name as simply an abstract of a more substantial project), these were the only ones published in his lifetime. With detailed facts and lengthy discussion, the work includes what Darwin believed to be new ideas of pangenesis, but the topics of sexual selection and human evolution were excluded from these already thick volumes. Despite their size, the works sold briskly (Desmond & Moore, Darwin (London: 1991), p.550). After running through the first issue in just a week (Freeman, p.122), John Murray produced a second issue, with several variations between the two. In the first, the imprint is printed on a single line on the spine, while it is broken on to two lines in the second. Numerous errata also appear in the first issue, most of which were corrected in the second. A second edition of 1875 bears even greater alterations to the text, as well as being reduced in size to a crown octavo. "Darwin's longest work, in which he discusses the differences between animals and plants found in cultivated varieties. The work contains three chapters of inheritance, Darwin's theory of pangenesis, in which he tried to provide an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characteristics, atavism, and regeneration. The theory served as a "point of departure for the particulate theories in the later nineteenth century"." DSB - Garrett Herman Freeman, 886. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lindenia iconographie des orchidees.

      Ghent Meyer-Van Loo then Vanderhaeghen -1894 1885 - 14 volumes bound in 7, 4to, 672 chromolithographed plates by P. de Pannemaeker, G. Severeyns, and J. Goffart, after P. de Pannemaeker, A. Goussens, J. de Bosschere, G. Putzys and others, slight browning to margins, original brown morocco-backed blindstamped boards; the last two vols. skillfully rebacked to style, an attractive run. A handsome and substantial run of this rare work. Jean Jules Linden (1817-1898) made extensive trips as a botanical explorer to South and Central America between 1835 and 1844. He was a plant dealer at Luxemburg from 1845 to 1852 and director of the Jardin Royal de Zoologie et d'Horticulture at Brussels from 1852-1861. He continued his activities introducing new plants (particularly orchids) and as a dealer in Brussels and Ghent. His younger son Lucien Linden (1853-1940) succeeded his father as director of the company in 1876. The publication ran until 1901 and seventeen volumes in total were published with 801 illustrations. Great Flower Books, p. 85; Nissen BBI 2348; Stafleu TL2, 4628. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Great Expectations

      London: Robson & Kerslake, 1885. Frederick William Pailthorpe's Original Watercolor Drawings for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations [DICKENS, Charles]. PAILTHORPE, Frederick W. Great Expectations. The Original Pencil and Watercolor Drawings and a Set of Proofs of the Etchings. London: Robson & Kerslake, 1885. Folio (10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 277 x 215 mm.). Twenty-one pencil and watercolor drawings, each one signed by F.W. Pailthorpe, (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches; 172 x 110 mm.), interleaved with corresponding etched proofs on Japanese paper in black ink (probably one of 50 such sets), each mounted and tipped-in to an album, all edges gilt. Contemporary full red crushed morocco by Wallis (stamp-signed on front turn-in). Covers triple ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, double gilt-ruled board edges, elaborate gilt turn-ins, black coated liners and end-leaves, all edges gilt. Lower corners a little bumped, otherwise fine. A superb, unique and complete set of Pailthorpe's original watercolor drawings to Great Expectations published by Robson & Kerslake in 1885. Provenance: Mary Pinkerton Carlisle- the daughter of the founder of the famous detective firm, and wife of Jay F. Carlisle (bookplate); her sale Parke-Bernet, New York, 18 January 1938, lot 108; Kenyon Starling and William Self (bookplates). Many images are in reverse and differ significantly in the exquisite detail of composition, though not in the essential subject matter. Great Expectations was first published in All the Year Round in 1860-1861, without illustrations, although Dickens commissioned illustrations from Marcus Stone for the Library Edition in 1862. Yale/Gimbel H1826 - recording a set of "21 sketches in watercolor over pencil, on brownish-yellow tracing paper" probably after the etchings. [Together with:] PAILTHORPE, Frederick W. Great Expectations. By Charles Dickens. London: Robson & Kerslake, 1885. Limited to 50 sets of Proofs on Japanese paper, in bistre, 51 to 100 (this being copy no. 100). Large octavo (10 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches; 267 x 175 mm.). Half-title, List of Etchings and Twenty-one proof etchings (including title-page) on Japanese paper in bistre ink. The engraved surface measuring 8 1/4 x 5 inches; 210 x 127 mm. Loose as issued in the original quarter silk backed engraved paper boards portfolio. Covers very slightly toned at edges, inside paste-downs foxed, very light wear to spine, lacking original silk ties. An excellent example. Provenance: Kenyon Starling and William Self (bookplates). Great Expectations was the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and was his penultimate completed novel. It was also Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield to be fully narrated in the first person. It was first published as a serial in Dickens' weekly periodical All the Year Round, from December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. Great Expectations was not illustrated at the time of publication. Frederick W. Pailthorpe's twenty-one illustrations to Great Expectations were produced in 1885, twenty-five years after the novel was first published. Both the original serialization and the subsequent first edition in book form of Great Expectations were issued without illustrations. The only other occasion that Dickens did not collaborate with an illustrator for one of his 'major' novels was for Hard Times (1854). These 21 etchings by Frederick William Pailthorpe (1838-1914) are from the Robson & Kerslake edition from 1885. Pailthorpe was of the 'old school' of book illustrators as represented by George Cruikshank and Hablot Browne. He was a personal friend of Cruikshank whose influence on Pailthorpe's work is obvious. Over the past fifty years I have seen a couple of first editions, rebound after 1885 and containing the suite of twenty-one etchings. Yale/Gimble H1133 (recording other issues).

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        Physiologie der Bewegungen nach electrischen Versuchen und klinischen Beobachtungen mit Anwendungen auf das Studium der Lähmungen und Entstellungen.

      Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Carl Wernicke. - Cassel & Berlin: Theodor Fischer, 1885, 8, XXVII, (1), 663, (1) pp., mit 100 Textholzschnitten, Halbleinenband d.Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel feines Exemplar. First Edition in German !"Physiologie des mouvements is unique in many respects and is worthy to rank among the great books of all time. . . . The Physiologie des mouvements, which is of great value to the neurologist, is one of the greatest books from the point of view of a functional anatomist and practical orthopedic surgeon. . . . In a lucid and simple manner, the author unfolds the action of muscles individually and in groups, emphasising their simultaneous action, balance of action with resulting motion, action produced by selected electric stimulations in normal subjects, electric stimulations in individuals who presented various types of isolated or combined paralysis. The information obtained is supplemented by anatomical dissection and anatomic experimentation on the cadaver and clinical observations. Seldom can one find a more thorough, convincing and more useful description of important phenomena. Probably no one described more completely and exhaustively the action of the muscles moving the fingers and the thumb" E. Kaplan, "Duchenne of Boulogne and the Physiologie des Mouvements", in Kagan, ed., Victor Robinson Memorial Volume, pp. 184 and 186).Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - - Duchenne (1806-75) ist der Schöpfer der modernen Elektrodiagnostik und Elektrotherapie. Das vorliegende Werk ist von besonderer Wichtigkeit für die spezielle Muskelphysiologie.Carl Wernicke (1848-1905) habilitierte sich 1876 in Berlin für Psychiatrie, war Assistent Westphals in der Charité und seit 1885 Prof. der Psychiatrie und Neurologie in Breslau. (Fischer 1669). - Der bedeutende Neurologe brachte mit der vorliegenden Übersetzung die klassische Leistung Duchennes den deutschen Nervenärzten näher."Diese Arbeit hat für Wernicke eine größere Bedeutung gehabt als die einer bloßen Übersetzung. Er hat die Schätze dieses Buches nicht nur zu seiner und seiner Schule Besitz gemacht, indem er ein unerreichter Kenner der Muskel- und Nervenfunktionen wurde er hat die Lehre Duchennes fruchtbar weiter verarbeitet. Die genaueste Kenntnis jeder Muskelfunktion, des Zusammenwirkens verschiedener Muskeln zu den Synergien ist eines jener Elemente, welche Wernicke zu einem neurologischen Untersucher allerersten Ranges gemacht haben." Kirchhoff, Deutsche Irrenärzte. II, 239 ff.Garrison-Morton 624 (1st French ed., 1867) Norman 660. Rowbottom & Susskind, Electricity and Medicine, pp. 71-88 Keith, Menders of the Maimed, pp. 91-105. Haymaker & Schiller, Founders of Neurology, pp. 430-434

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        A Tangled Tale.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1885. - FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., inscribed on the half-title "Lilie Salle from the Author Feb. 1886." Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, all edges gilt, bookplate to front endpaper, light general handling, small stain to upper corner of rear cover, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, back corners square, overall A VERY GOOD copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant, Volumes I and II

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First edition, green cloth binding. Volume I published in 1885, 584 pages. Volume II published in 1886, 647 pages plus a listing of Errata from Volume I. Ulysses S. Grant is arguably one of the most important generals in U.S. History, at times referred to as "the man who saved the Union" for both his military leadership and his subsequent service as the 18th President of the United States. Some believe that Mark Twain assisted Grant in the final days of writing these memoirs shortly before his death in 1885, others say they are "pure Grant" and Twain only assisted in the publication. Either way, these memoirs are a critical part of understanding Ulysses S. Grant from the time of his earliest military service during the Mexican War, his subsequent military service including his time on the West Coast and in California, through the end of the Civil War. ***DESCRIPTION: Green cloth boards with facsimile in gilt of the gold medal awarded to Grant in 1863 (to celebrate his victories in the Vicksburg campaign, which gave the Union Army control over the entire Mississippi and split the Confederacy in two), gilt lettering on front and spine, general's four stars on black on the spine, decorated endpapers, two different frontispieces showing Grant in his youth and middle age, several maps (some folding) and reproductions of documents throughout. ***CONDITION: Overall both volumes are in near fine condition, with strong, square text blocks, solid hinges (the hinges of Volume I were recently professionally strengthened), gilt medallions unusually bright, the interiors bright and clean with barely a hint of foxing, the only prior owner marking being a vintage name in flowing ink on the flyleaf of Volume I with the date 1886. There is minor wear to the head and tail of both spines, minor rubbing to the corners, and Volume II has a small white spot on the front board (please see pictures and request additional if necessary). ***CITATION: The Union Bookshelf 35. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Trattato generale di costruzioni civili con cenni speciali intorno alle costruzioni grandiose. Guida all?insegnamento ed allo studio. Rifatta da H. Lang e A. Scholtz. [Bde. 1 - 4 in 2 Text- und 2 Tafelbden., 1 Zusatzbd.; zus. 5 Bde., komplett].

      Mailand [u. a. O.], Francesco Valardi 1885 - 4°, XI, 346, VIII, 292, VIII, 181, X, 459 S., zahlr. Textabb.; 105, 124, 108 u- 71 (Doppel-)Taf.; Bd. 5: 65 S. Text m. Textabb., 110 Taf., Priv.-HPgt. d. Zt. m. Rückenpräg., mit eingebundenem Deckeln der Orig.-Broschur., Tlw. etw. berieben, Pgt. fleckig, selten etw. stockfl., Papier gebräunt; allg. gutes Ex. Bd. 1 in 5., Bde. 2 u. 3 in 4. Aufl., Bd. 4 in 2. Aufl., Bd. z in ital. EA. Enth.: Bd. 1: Costruzioni in pietra e strutture murali; Bd. 2: Costruzioni in legno; Bd. 3: Costruzioni metalliche; Bd. 4: Costruzioni diverse; Bd. 5: Distribuzione generale degli edifici in conformità allo scopo. 9500 gr. Schlagworte: Architektur - Bauwesen [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago. A Narrative of Travel and Exploration from 1878 to 1883.

      London, Sampson Low, etc., 1885. 8vo. Publisher's original blue-green cloth, image of the grave of a native chief blocked in gilt to upper cover, lettered in gilt and black; pp. xx, 536, 4 [advertisements], colour-printed frontispiece, 2 sketch maps, four colour-printed folding maps and numerous black and white illustration in the text and on plates; binding expertly restored; discolouration along gutter of title due to removed old tape repair, resulting in damage to one letter, otherwise only minimal spotting internally. Rare first edition. Forbes (1851-1932), a British zoologist, travelled from the Keeling Islands through Indonesia, visiting Java, South Sumatra, the Moluccas and New Guinea. While acknowledging his debt to Alfred Russell Wallace, whose own travels in the Malay Archipelago had appeared in 1869, Forbes nonetheless made a real contribution to the European literature on the area with his account of the inhabitants of Timor-Laut (the Tanimbar Islands). Nissen ZBI 1408.

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        Inventaire du Musee du Caire 1885-1899.

      Boulaq & Ghizeh Museum, Cairo 1885 - A set of extracts of museum inventories in Cairo, Boulaq museum: xl, xlv, xli, (1885, 1886, 1888) / Ghizeh museum: xxxvii, pp 225-232, pp 325-375, pp 263-289, pp 463-497, pp 439-460, pp 333-357, pp 315-336, pp 279-306, pp 317-414, pp 201-270, 1889 - 1899, marbled boards, rubbed, title gilt on raised spine, marbled endpapers, bookplate of Avarille verso front cover, some browning, otherwise copy in good condition, published 1st January 1885 - 31 December 1899. Contents as follows: I- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee Boulaq comprenant les objets entres dans la collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Decembre 1885. 40 pp. II- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee Boulaq comprenant les objets entres dans la collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Decembre 1886. 45 pp. III- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee Boulaq comprenant les objets entres dans la collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Decembre 1888. 41 pp. IV- Inventaire des objets entres dans les collections du Musee d’Antiquites Egyptiennes de Ghizeh pendant l’annee 1889. 37 pp. V- Inventaire des objets entres dans les collections du Musee d’Antiquites Egyptiennes de Ghizeh pendant l’annee 1890. 225-232 pp. VI- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee de Ghizeh comprenant les objets entres dans la collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Decembre 1891.325-375 pp. VII- Inventaire des objets ou monuments entres dans les collections de Musee de Ghyzeh pendant l’anne 1892. 263-289 pp. VIII- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee de Ghizeh comprenant les objets entres dans les collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Secembre 1893. 463-497 pp. IX- Inventaire des objets ou monuments entres dans les collections de Musee de Ghyzeh pendant l’anne 1894.439-460 pp. X- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee de Ghizeh comprenant les objets entres dans les collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Secembre 1895. 333-357 pp. XI- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee de Ghizeh comprenant les objets entres dans les collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Secembre 1896. 315-306 pp. XII- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee de Ghizeh comprenant les objets entres dans les collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Secembre 1898. 317-414 pp. XIII- Extrait de l’inventaire du Musee de Ghizeh comprenant les objets entres dans les collections du 1er Janvier au 31 Secembre 1899. 201-270 pp. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      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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        Munchener Kalender, fur das Jahr 1886 t/m 1934. 49 van de 51 jaargangen per stuk ca. 30 pag., geïll. door O. Hupp e.a.

      Mist de jaren 1885 en 1935.

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        Sulla struttura delle ghiandole linfatiche.

      Inernat. Monatsschr. f. Anatom. u. Histologie, Bd. II. 1885. - 1885, 8, pp.278-283, 1 lith. Taf. mit eigenhändiger Anschrift an "M. le Prof. L. Ranvier. Collegè de France, Paris.", Briefmarken, Poststempel v. 3.9.85. Extreme rare Offprint!"In 1873, Bizzozero even hinted at the role exerted against infection by connective reticular phagocytes of lymph nodes. In a study on the structure of lymphatic glands, he stated that reticular cells could ingest infective particles that were carried by the lymphatic liquid. He added that: "...this fact is, perhaps, the cause of the stoppage of some infections to the lymphatic glands which are connected to the part covered by the infection through the lymphatic vessels" *). So, the mechanism of phagocytosis as a biological phenomenon was precisely described by Bizzozero in the period between 1871 and 1873, more than 10 years before Elie Metchnikoff described it. However, if we consider a structured 'theory' or 'doctrine' of phagocytosis that is, a theory or doctrine of immunity, this implies a mechanism of defence from external biological aggression that could be fully proposed only after the microbiological discoveries of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. And this concept was structured and articulated by Metchnikoff from 1882 onwards. However, the great Russian founder of immunology never sought credit for being the first to describe the phenomenon of phagocytosis, and in his masterpiece Immunity in Infective Diseases gave full credit to Bizzozero for having " ...first recognized ... an amoeboid cell which had ingested pus corpuscles". " Paolo Mazzarello, Alessandro L. Calligaro & Alberto Calligaro: Timeline: Giulio Bizzozero: a pioneer of cell biology. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 2 (2001/10), pp.776-784*) Bizzozero G. Studi sulla struttura delle ghiandole linfatiche. Giornale della R. Accad. Med. Torino 13, 132-144 (1873). **) Metchnikoff, E. Ueber eine Sprosspilzkrankheit der Daphnien. Beitrag zur Lehre über den Kampf der Phagocyten gegen Krankheitserreger. Archiv. Path. Anat. Physiol. Klin. Med. 96, 179-195 (1884).

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

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

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        Münchener kalender für das Jahr 1885 t/m 1935. Geïllustreerd met wapens in vierkleurendruk door Otto Hupp, gedrukt door Dr. M. Hüttler te München voor het Central Verein für Kirchenbau in München. Voorbeeld van drukwerk der zgn. `Münchener Bewegung' der jaren tachtig. complete set van 51 jaargangen van 32 à 36 pp. ieder. Zeer fraaie exemplaren in vier portefeuilles. Met de veelal ontbrekende uitvouwbare bijlagen in de jaargangen 1889 t/m 1893 en met de originele groene ophangbandjes.

      1885 was de eerste jaargang. Het jaar 1933 is niet verschenen. De kalender 1935 was de laatste in deze vorm. Van 1936 bestaat een scheurkalender. Toegevoegd: prospecti voor de kalenders 1899, 1901, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935 en twee nota's: 1930 en 1934.

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        Deutsche Chirurgie, Lieferung 54-62: Chirurgie, Weibliche Geschlechtsorgane.

      Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.54-62. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1885-86, Gr.8, ca. 2750 Seiten, 470 Holzschnitten, Tafeln, gebunden in 4 Halbedereinbänden der Zeit. Chrobak, Rudolf: Untersuchungen der weiblichen Genitalien und allgemeine gynäkologische Therapie. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.54. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1885, Gr.8, XXVI+278 pp., 104 Holzschnitten. Müller, Peter: Sterilität in der Ehe. - Entwicklungsfehler des Uterus. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.55. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1885, 8, XII+300 pp., 50 Holzschnitten. Fritsch, Heinrich: Die Lageveränderungen und die Krankheiten der Gebärmutter. Lfg.56. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke,1885, Gr.8, XXXIV, 443 pp., 194 Holzschnitten. Gusserow, Adolf: Die Neubildungen des Uterus. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.57. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1886, 8, 262 pp., 51 Holzschnitten. Olshausen, Robert v.: Die Krankheiten der Ovarien. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.58. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1886, Gr.8, XXXVIII+469 pp., 36 Holzschnitten. Bandl, L.: Die Krankheiten der Tuben, der Ligamente des Beckenperitoneum und des Beckenbindegewebes einschliesslich der Extrauterin-Schwangerschaft. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.59. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1886, 8, 232 pp., 32 in den Text gedruckte Holzschnitten. Breisky, August: Die Krankheiten der Vagina. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.60. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1886, 8, XVIII, 205 pp., 37 Holzschnitten. Zweifel, Paul: Die Krankheiten der äusseren Weiblichen Genitalien und die Dammrisse. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.61. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1885, 8, XVII, 149 pp., 67 Holzschn., 1 farblith. Tafel. Wincke, Franz v.: Die Krankheiten der weiblichen Harnröhre und Blase. Dtsch. Chir., Lfg.62. - Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1885, 8, XI, 230, 68 Holzschnitten.

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        Signed Check

      Canton, OH, 1885. unbound. 2.5 x 6.5 inches, Canton, Ohio, April 30, 1885 -- written by William R. Day, close friend of and eventually Secretary of State under President McKinley. The check remits payment of $1,000 to then-Congressman McKinley. Issued by the Ohio Bank, it is endorsed on the back by McKinley. Also included is Day's bankbook, 6.5 x 4.5 inches, with the record of the check's date, amount, and recipient. Original bank stamp and two tiny punch holes. Very good condition.

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        Certified copy of a legal documenting providing Grant right-of-way and the right to erect a beach house in Long Branch

      Near Fine. One legal folio folded at the top to make four pages. Old folds as filed, soiling and small tears at the extremities of the folds, very good or better. A certified handwritten copy prepared in March 1885, shortly before Grant's death, of an 1880 contract between Grant and Lewis B. Brown of New York City. Signed by various clerks with one seal, but NOT SIGNED BY GRANT. The document gives Grant "...forever a right of way to the Atlantic Ocean from Seabrook (now Ocean) Avenue over and upon the lot... and the privilege to erect a bathing house of moderate size upon the Shore of said Ocean... ." Presumably the "bathing house" was what we'd call a cabana. The document has been docketed and stamped in 1887, two years after Grant's death. Grant's shore house served as the Summer White House during his two terms from 1869-1877, obviously this right-of-way was issued after his term was over.

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        Birmingham Musical Festival in Aid of the Funds of the General Hospital. Book of the Words. 1885. Thirty-fifth Celebration. Group of programs signed by many of the composers and performers involved in the festival, including Antonín Dvořák, Hans Richter, Pablo de Sarasate, Thomas Anderton, Emma Albani, Frederick Bridge, Frederic H. Cowen, Allan James Foli, Cecilia M. Hutchinson, Frederic King, Edward Lloyd, Joseph Maas, Alexander Campell Mackenzie, Robert Watkins-Mills, Janet Patey, Ebenezer Prout, Charles Santley, Charles Villiers Stanford, William Stockley, Zelia Trebelli-Bettini, and Anna Katharine Williams.

      Birmingham: Hall & English, 1885. Quarto. Full dark maroon morocco with titling and device gilt to upper, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 1f. (blank), 1f. (title), 12 pp. summary of program. [294] pp. including texts, notes, etc. on featured musical works, each with its own pagination. With dedication in manuscript "To Dr. Villiers Stanford With Compliments of the Committee." Binding somewhat worn, bumped, and chipped; slightly shaken. Occasional foxing and paper imperfections; front endpaper and collective title partially detached. Not located in OCLC. The Birmingham Musical Festival took place on August 25-28, 1885, and included the premieres of Dvořák's The Spectre's Bride (August 27th); Gounod's Mors et Vita; Frederic Cowen's Sleeping Beauty; Charles Villiers Stanford's The Three Holy Children; and Alexander Mackenzie's Violin Concerto, Op. 32. "The importance to Dvořák of his success in England can scarcely be overestimated: at a time when political feeling was detrimental to the reception of his work in Germany and Austria, England, far removed from continental bickering, appreciated him properly as an artist and contributed greatly to the growth of his international fame. For English audiences, Dvořák was able to base his commissioned choral works on Czech subjects (a fairy tale in The Spectre's Bride, a legend in St Ludmilla) without fearing that his work would meet with prejudice even before it was heard. Dvořák met prominent figures of English musical society who judged his work without arrogance or preconceptions, in contrast to the sometimes tactless conduct of some of his continental friends..." "... The textual basis of the The Spectre's Bride (1884), for the soloists, chorus and orchestra (written for the Birmingham Festival, but first performed in Plzeň), was the ballad Svatebni košile, from Erben's collection Kytice ('The Bouquet')." Klaus Döge in Grove Music Online.

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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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