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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations.

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885 - Square octavo. Original green pictorial cloth blocked in black and gilt, titles to spine and front cover in gold and black. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco and cloth pull-off box. Small label pasted to front free endpaper. A little wear to spine ends and tips, front hinge cracked but holding. An excellent copy. Photogravure frontispiece of Karl Gerhardt's portrait bust of Clemens, 173 text illustrations after E. W. Kemble. First US edition, first printing. Only three substantive changes were introduced after the first printing: at p. 13 the erroneous page reference "88" was changed to "87"; at p. 57, 11 lines from the bottom the misprint "with the was" was corrected to "with the saw"; and at p. 9 the misprint "Decided" was corrected to "Decides" (this last change overlooked by Johnson, Blanck et al.) These are the only points to distinguish between the first two printings, and our copy has all three in first state. The first printing of 30,000 copies was done using electrotype plates, produced simultaneously on different presses, hence minor variations within the first printing due to damaged plates. The frontispiece is in the first state with the table cloth visible and unsigned on the finished edge of the bust, but this was separately printed and inserted in copies at random, and so has no bearing on priority. Copies were issued in leather bindings (sheep or three-quarters morocco), in blue cloth for those who wanted it uniform with Tom Sawyer and, as here, in green cloth. There is no priority between them: all were first available to the public on the same day in February 1885. At some stage it was realised that the Uncle Silas illustration on p. 283 had been mischievously tampered with. In this copy, the illustration is in the second (or arguably third) state, with the changes removed. Laid in is a copy of the suppressed "priapic" plate, from an edition of 100 copies produced by Merle Johnson from the original leaf in the collection of Willard S. Morse. BAL 3415; Grolier, 100 American, 87; Johnson, pp. 43-50; Kevin MacDonnell, "Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers," Firsts; The Book Collector's Magazine, Volume 8, Number 9 (September 1998), pp. 28-35. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Corners and spine extremities are frayed. Spine sunned. Front cover illustration remains rather bright. Hinges have been repaired. Light water-stain top few millimeters through most of the book. Title-page and frontispiece loosened at bottom. Occasional soiling of pages, never heavy. The following issue points are present: 1884 on copyright page bound-in; "Him and another Man" listed on p.88; p.57 "With the was"; final "5" missing p.155; signature mark "11" missing bottom of p. 161; illustration on p. 283 was redone and bound-in; Heliotype on frontispiece without cloth; p.143 the "l" is missing from "Col" and the "b" in body is broken. A mixed state first edition as is usually the case, the binding is rather shabby but priced accordingly. An affordable first edition of this classic in American literature. BAL 3415 and McBride pp.92-110.. First Edition, Mixed State. Green Illustrated Cloth. General Cover Wear/No Dust Jacket. Square Octavo.

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        AUNT LOUISA'S OUR FAVOURITES

      - AUNT LOUISA. AUNT LOUISA'S OUR FAVOURITES. London: Warne, no date, circa 1885. 4to (9 x 10 1/2"), blue cloth elaborately stamped in black and gold, color paste-on, VG-Fine. Containing the Courtship, Marriage, Death and Burial of Cock Robin illustrated by Henry Stannard; Punch & Judy; and Dame Trot and Her Cat. Featuring 12 full page chromolithographs and three glorious double page chromos all printed by Kronheim. Fine artwork and a beautiful book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA ISLA DE MENORCA

      - 1885 Bernardo Fabregues, Mahón 4 Vol. 2331 p.+6 p. 20x15 cm. Enc. en media piel. Con DEDICATÓRIA de familiar del autor. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (Alaior, Ciutadella, Ferreries, Mahón, Maó, Sant Lluís)

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        Il resto. del Carlino. Politico quotidiano. Anno I, i primi 193 numeri, dal 21 marzo al 30 settembre 1885

      Società Tip. Azzoguidi, Bologna 1885 - 29 cm, rilegatura coeva in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, tagli colorati. 193 fascicoli completi di 4 pagine ciascuno, titolo illustrato, ripetuto nella testata di ogni fascicolo; alcune vignette umoristiche. Segni di piegatura dovuti alla spedizione, qualche brunitura, restauro ad una carta. Interessante e rara raccolta in stato di conservazione molto buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-86. Rare publisher's deluxe binding of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in original deluxe full brown morocco, covers ruled and paneled in blind with blind-stamped central motifs of Grant, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings, facsimiles and 43 maps. In near fine condition, contemporary name. The rarest form of Grant's memoirs as this presentation binding were given to only a select group of people. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492).

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        The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington,, 1885. A Story of Work and Exploration. 2 volumes, octavo. Original olive-green cloth, spines and front boards lettered and decorated in black, red, and gilt, dark blue-green coated endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to vol. 1, photogravure frontispiece to vol. 2, 41 wood-engraved plates (most placed incorrectly in the pagination, as issued), sketch map to the text, 5 folding maps (of which 2 listed as "in pocket"). Spines gently rolled, tips and front boards lightly rubbed, mild cockling to head of vol. 1 front board, maps re-imposed from pockets to vol. 1 rear free endpaper verso and vol. 2 p. 483 (final index leaf), both with short closed tears at stubs sometime tape-repaired, the endpapers expertly renewed, the occasional marginal smudge or mark to contents, short closed tears to vol. 1 sig. Z4 top edge touching 4 lines of text and bottom of edge vol. 2 sig. N2, the text spared, vol. 2 title page restored in gutter to loss of half a letter, redone in skilful facsimile, nevertheless a very good copy in the uncommon original cloth. First edition, scarce in the cloth, and less commonly encountered than the first US edition, published the same year. "Although it did not involve any significant geographical discoveries, Stanley considered his work on the Congo to be among the most important of his life. His book The Congo and the Founding of its Free State …promoted what he called the 'gospel of enterprise', emphasizing both the commercial potential of the region and the hard labour necessary to exploit it. He revelled in the name Bula Matari ['Breaker of Rocks' from his road-building activities] portraying his aim in the Congo as nothing less than the conquest of nature … The establishment of the Congo Free State, a territory of nearly 1 million square miles which Stanley had done much to secure, was one of the most significant events in the history of the so-called 'scramble for Africa'. Subsequent events were to show that Leopold's ambitions were not quite so philanthropic as Stanley represented them. But he denied to the last any responsibility for the atrocities that were to follow" (ODNB).

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        Personal Memoirs

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885–6. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's deluxe brown half morocco with brown boards, spine gilt in compartments, gilt medallic roundels to the boards, edges and endpapers uniformly marbled. Engraved portrait frontispieces, 1 etched plate and 1 folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, tissue-guards, folding map at the rear of volume II. Spine of volume I faded, covers slightly rubbed, corner of vol. 1 p. 313 missing, else an excellent set. First edition. Written by Grant as he was dying of cancer, the work served as a death bed justification for the war against the Confederacy and for Grant's own conduct. The autobiography would be published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. It would sell over 300,000 sets and has remained in print since its first appearance. Issued in five different bindings at varying costs by the publisher, of which this was one of the finest.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      Sampson Low, London 1885 - 2 volumes, 1885-1886. Original brown cloth with Mudie's Select Library labels on front covers. vol. 1. cvrs rubbed and shabby, spine creased, I leaf frayed at fore edge. Short f.e. tear to a few leaves. prelims a bit foxed, inner joints cracked. Vol. 2. spine discoloured and chipped at head with tear at hinge. Covers bit rubbed and dulled. Inner end paper joints cracked but sound. This book was ghost written by Mark Twain and is the VERY RARE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION and in better state than it sounds. Collates thus: vol.1. Frontis. portrait, 2 facsimile leaves, 1 plate, and 15 maps, as called for. Vol.2. Frontis portrait, 1 facsimile leaf, 1 plate and 28 maps as called for, thus giving one more facsimile leaf than in the U.S.A. editiion. Printed in England,probably from imported stereotyped plates. Why purchase one of the ubiquitous American copies when you can have this rarity? [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Wright Private Collection]
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        Five contemporary pamphlets bound in One: 1. La Question Riel. (Joseph Adolphe Chapleau). 2. Discours sur la Question Riel, pronounce le 22 Mars, 1886, a la Chambre des Communes par L'Honorable S.D. Thompson, Ministre de la Justice, Ottawa. 3. Discoursde

      Ottawa. Queen's Printer. 1885 & 1886.. Near Fine. Hardcover. 22cm, first editions, 67, 54, 39, 80 & 13pp., leaves browned, three-quarter blue morocco, pebbled blue cloth, raised bands,former owner's stamps on each pamphlet, near fine. (cgc) A series of pamphlets on the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and the executing of Louis Riel on the charge of high treason. J.A. Chapleau was the Secretary of State in the Macdonald Government, and was blamed, along with John A. Macdonald, by Quebecers for the execution of Riel. Scarce publications,rarely seen as a collection, on a still controversial subject. .

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        The Old Merchants of New York. 5 Volumes Complete

      New York: Thomas R. Knox & Co., 1885. Revised & expanded edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. An astonishingly thorough and very readable account of the powers of the day in mid 19th century New York City, with a wealth of historical detail on the major firms and their business and personal connections, and the individuals who operated them. The author vividly describes the webs of connections formed amongst all the movers and shakers of the day. The New York Times wrote of "Barrett" in its 1863 review: "...our author would be fittingly represented by a sort of cross between Methuselah and the Calculating boy, so unfailing is his individual recollection of all that has happened on our Island, so intimate his knowledge of dates, figures, and even the street number of the houses occupied by his heroes." (New York Times. New York: November 26,1863. "New Publications: The Old Merchants of New York City). This important resource on the people of New York was first published in 1862 by George W. Carelton; this edition was published in 1885. Joseph Scoville (1815-64) was an American journalist and novelist; editor of the New York Picayune (1850-52) and the Pick (1852-55). He is best known for this work. Scoville states in the Preface, "When the writer prepared the first chapters of The Old Merchants for the columns of the New York Leader, it was with no intention of subsequently making a book of them; but the unexpected popularity of the papers, and the constantly increasing demand for back numbers, have induced him to revise them carefully and offer them to the reader in their present form. The author feels justified in saying that he has spared neither time nor expense in rendering the volume valuable as a book of reference; though a work involving so much historical detail, and requiring such laborious research, cannot, necessarily, be entirely free from inaccuracies."8vo. Vol I: xx, 452pp; Vol II: xviii, 387pp; Vol III: xiii, 241pp; Vol IV: xvii, 333pp; Vol V: xii, 295pp. Each volume with an alphabetical Index of the names of New Yorkers and New York firms. Top edges gilt. Dark green gilt cloth, gilt slightly dulled at spine, a few small marks on covers. OCLC: 992126.

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        AN ELABORATE 1885 MARDI GRAS BALL INVITATION; Krewe of Rex Ivanhoe-themed New Orleans Mardi Gras invitation

      Paris, Illinois: F. Appel, 1885, 1885. Unbound. Very good. This ornate invitation measures 12" x 13.5" unfolded. Folded the card appears to be a blue and gold striped medieval tournament tent. When all nine panels and pieces are unfolded, six multi-colored vignettes from Sir Walter Scott's novel are revealed. The invitation is in very nice shape with only some minor edge-wear. Invitation only, no envelope, admit card, or ducal proclamation. In nice shape; near invisible reinforcement to one of the tent-roof folds. See Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures and historicmardigras.com for more information. The online photos don't do this invitation justice. Founded in 1872, the Krew of Rex (officially The School of Design and also known as The Rex Organization or simply Rex) is one of the first New Orleans Mardi Gras krewes, and it is the oldest parading carnival krewe. Its presiding king, Rex, and queen are acknowledged as the King and Queen of the Carnival, and its colors, purple, green, and gold have been adopted as the Mardi Gras colors. Rex began parading in 1872 to welcome Grand Duke Alexis Romanov, the son of Czar Alexander II, to New Orleans and continued to hold the event annually in an effort to boost tourism for the city. Once more, we've included an item without any writing upon it, however like the Gold Rush lettersheet and the Civil War valentine, its intent was to communicate a message by the mails.

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        Patmore, Coventry- Association Copy, Richard Garnett] The Angel in the House

      George Bell and Sons, London 1885 - Original green cloth, paper label on spine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED ON THE ENDPAPER TO RICHARD GARNETT ("R. Garnett |from C. Patmore. | April 30. 1885"). Spine with portion missing, else very good.

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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE anno VIII vol I II

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1885. INTERLINGUE 0,46 Due volumi, con brossure editoriali morbide, con titoli neri, ingiallite, con lieve usura e minime tracce di umidità ai dorsi, lieve usura anche ai bordi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con fioriture sparse ed alcune gore, tagli non rifilati, in latino e greco USATO

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        Le Valais historique. Chateaux & Seigneuries (et Ruines) en photographies (originales). Préface M. L?abbé Gremaud.

      Sion, A. Galerini éditeur (Vevey, Fischer frères, photographes), 1885, - in folio oblong, 61 p. de textes à double col. (+ 1 blanche) + 47 planches de carton épaisses avec photographies originales montées (collées), les versos blancs, (Fischer frères photographes), ex libris récent au début et un plus petit à la fin, reliure en d.-cuir aux coins originale, titre doré imprimé sur le plat devant, charnières rest., très bel exemplaire. Robuste album avec de magnifiques photographies originales, des châteaux valaisans dans leurs environs, également quelques intérieurs, avec légendes imprimées. Dans l'ensemble ,l?ouvrage est en bon état et très rare. Un des premiers ouvrages publiés avec des photographies originales du canton du Valais, à ne pas confondre avec une petite brochure du même titre de 119 p. (contient la préface seulement).Qqs vues e.a.: Hospice du Grand St. Bernard - Château de Monthey - Tour de Saxon - Château de Saillon - Valère (avec plusieurs vues de l?intérieur) - Château Tavelli à Granges - Maison des Chevaliers de Malte à Salquenen - Château de la Tour à Loèche - Château d?Agaren (de Werra) - Stockalper à Brigue - Supersaxo à Naters (d?après un dessin ancien) - au village du Simplon (d?après une gravure ancienne).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Waeber Bibl. d. Schweiz. Landeskunde - ; L?ouvrage avec les photographies magnifiques de Fischer Frères, ne se trouve dans aucune bibliographie consulté, même les ouvrages sur la photographie en montagne et les encyclopédies sont restés muets, comme: Audisio: Fotografie delle Montagne / Hugger: Welten aus Fels. Alpine photogr. / Loetscher: Photographie in der Schweiz / Auer: Encycl. int. de la photographie. Quelques clichés font preuve de leur existence dans l?ouvrage de Elisabeth Breguet, 100 ans de photographie chez les vaudois 1839-1939 (éd. Payot 1981). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire des principales variétés et espèces de vignes d?origine américaine qui résistent au phylloxéra.

      Paris, G. Masson / Bordeaux Feret et Fils / Milan Ulrico Hoepli, 1885, - gr. in-4to, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + XXXVI + 240 p. + XXIV planches, gardes en papier dominoté, reliure en plein cuir, dos à cinq nerfs, titre doré, coupes avec double filet or, bordures à l?int. dorées. Bel exemplaire Edition originale fort rare. Alexis Millardet célèbre ampélographe né à Montmirey (Jura) en 1838, enseignait la botanique à la Faculté des sciences de Bordeaux. Ampélographie des vignes américaines. variétés cultivées (Clinton, Taylor, Solonis, Vialla, Gaston-Bazille, York Madeira, Delaware, Elvira, Herbement, Hermann etc. etc.) variétés sauvages 24 planches h.-t. lithographiées par Arnout d?après des photographies de Pédroni, Van den Bosch. La page de titre avec qqs égratignures, sinon bel exemplaire. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen 1370; Gérard Oberlé, Une bibliothèque bachique. Coll. Kilian Fritsch n° 182 avec remarque: ?manque dans toutes les grandes collections répertoriées?. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Servitude et grandeur militaires. ?Bibliothèque artistique?.

      Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles et librairie Lemerre, M DCCC LXXXV, (Imprimé par D. Jouaust et J. Sigaux 1885, - gr. in-8vo, (24.5x17 cm), 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + 2 portraits différents + VII (Avertissement) (+1 bl.) + 1 portrait (tirage avant-la-lettre d?Alfr. de Vigny) + 287 p. (+1), ornements bandeaux, lettrines et cul-de-lampe par Giacomelli + 12 eaux-fortes hors-texte gravées par Champollion d'après des dessins de Julien le Blant, grand papier non rogné, exemplaire sans rousseurs (sauf sur la brochure d?origine), un des 20 exemplaires sur papier Whatman (page 1/2 avec filigrane) dont les gravures s?y trouvent en double épreuve, reliure en d.-maroquin rouge, dos richement orné or avec auterur, titre et date en bas du dos, plat couvert de papier dominoté, superbes pages de garde en papier fantaisie, couverture de la brochure orig. conservée (ceci avec rousseurs (taches), tête doré. (Reliure signé V. Champs). Bel exemplaire. Exemplaire deluxe sur Whatman, papier frais, sans rousseurs, dans une elégante reliure de Victor Champs (1844-1912), dont les ?reliures pour bibliophiles sont recherchées pour la bonne tenue de leurs corps d'ouvrage et le fini du travail. ?Champs, le roi de la demi-reliure au XIXe siècle? (Deville).DeLuxe edition. Drawings by Julien le Blant, etched by Champollion. Lovely edition, finely bound by V. Champs, of De Vigny's epic historical novel, examing the contradictions of military life. First published in 1835. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Fléty p. 41; Deville II/41. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

      - Barcelona, Montaner y Simón, 1885, 38,5 x 28,5 cm., encuadernación editorial en tela roja y lomo en piel y con adornos dorados, plancha con dibujo en colores en el plano superior, 2 h. + retrato + XXXI + 376 Págs. con ilustraciones intercaladas + 85 láminas. (Ejemplar con algunas motas de óxido).

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        Cris de Paris au XVIe siècle sous le règne de François Ier.

      - Un volume in-4 (28 cm x 21,5 cm), 2 pages de texte, 18 planches. 18 planches gravées et coloriées reproduites en fac-simile, d'après l'exemplaire unique de la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal par Adam Pilinski. Selon Paul Lacombe qui a laissé une note manuscrite dans l'ouvrage, il est probable que c'est un premier essai de la publication faite en 1885 par Pilinski, avec une courte introduction par J.Cousin. Le texte de ce dernier ne se trouve pas dans cet exemplaire. Trois ex-libris : Paul Lacombe, Edoaurd Mahé et André Dupuis. Demi maroquin. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Two Volume set

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - Beautiful half leather set with gilt embossed Grant stamps on front boards of each vol. Both in hardly read clean condition. Gilt title lettering with raised leather bands to spines. The spine of Vol 1 is slightly lighter in tone than vol. 2. Both volumes are slightly rubbed at corners and extremities, more especially vol 1. Internally both are free from inscriptions and in superbly clean condition. Binding are very tight. A little scuffing to the boards of each vol but not at all severe. Grants printed dedication to the American Soldier and Sailor appears before the Preface, as called for. Four page promotional leaflet headed "A Most Masterly Work of Art The Standard Steel Line Portrait of Gen. U.S. Grant by The World Renouned Prince of Line Engraving, William Edgar Marshall." laid in. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Hampton Court Palace. Illustrated with Autotypes, Etchings, Engravings, Maps and Plans. In Three Volumes.

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1885-91. The dedication copy, from the library of Queen Victoria and King George. First edition. Thick octavos, 3 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco, the spines with raised bands and gilt titles, all edges gilt. With a 3-page Autograph Letter Signed from the Author, dated July 1st, 1885, addressed 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. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear. From the library of Mr. Stanley Williams, former Superintendent of Buckingham Palace.

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        Catalogue of the Lizards [Echsen] in the British Museum (Natural History).

      London, 1885-1887; 2. Aufl. (Second Edition); 3 Vol.; ca 23x15 cm; XII, 436 pages with XXXII plates; XIII (1), 497 pages with XXIV plates; XII, 575 pages with XL plates; Original cloth binding - Originalleinwandeinbände mit Rückentitel (Einbände leicht bestoßen, kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, Titelblätter etwas gebräunt, Seiten ganz vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig; sonst gute Exemplare)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Echsen; Reptilien

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        THE PURPLE LAND THAT ENGLAND LOST.

      - Travels and Adventures in the Banda Oriental, South America. Cheaper edition, in one volume. Pp. [iv]+286+266(last colophon)+32(publisher's catalogue, dated October 1885); grey/green cloth, upper board lettered and decorated in brown, slightly worn, the corners lightly bruised, tiny scar to upper board affecting one letter of title, rebacked, with the original gilt lettered spine laid on, the spine cloth browned and gilt lettering dulled; uncut; hinges strengthened, a little light foxing and occasional faint soiling; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1887. First edition, second issue. Payne A1b. *Hudson's first book. For this 'cheaper edition', the remaining sheets of the original two volumes (1885) were bound into one volume and issued with a new title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ... by Mark Twain

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition, early issue. Frontispiece Heliotype portrait bust of the author (drapery visible, first state). Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and black. Binding edgeworn with some fraying at tips and spine ends. Contemporary gift inscription on fly leaf. Kemble, E. W. First American edition, early issue. Frontispiece Heliotype portrait bust of the author (drapery visible, first state). Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. 1 vols. 8vo. WITH TIPPED-IN SIGNATURE. First American edition, early issue, with the following points: title-leaf is a cancel, with copyright dated 1884 (BAL 2); p. 13, "Him and another Man" listed erroneously at p. 88 (BAL 1); p. 57, "was" for "saw" (BAL 1); p. 283-4 a cancel, with engraving corrected (BAL 3); p. 155, final "5" in page number larger (BAL 3); portrait frontispiece in earliest state (BAL 1) With tipped in signatutre: "Samuel L. Clemens / Mark Twain." BAL 3415

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Four original albumen paper photographs of the Broken Hill region; each photograph is approximately 200 x 225 mm, on the original glossy cream-coloured mounts printed with the photographer's details (G.F. Jenkinson, Areas Photo Coy, Argent Street, Broken Hill)

      Jenkinson was active in the region from 1885, according to his advertisement in The History of Broken Hill by Curtis (1908); Davies and Stanbury (1985) have him there from 1889. One of the photographs is captioned in the image '[Sir Hen]ry Parkes at Stephen Creek'. Parkes, Premier of NSW, turned the first sod of the Stephens Creek reservoir in April 1890 and this photograph was clearly taken on the day; he is easily discernible at the front of the crowd, resplendent in his top hat, dress coat and flowing white beard, holding an ornamental shovel (heavily decorated with what is presumably silver). A large marquee in the background, with numerous flags fluttering from it, further sets the scene. The other three photographs are variant views of a construction site at a mine; gentlemen in suits, rather than tradesmen and labourers, are the order of the day, so it may have been a commissioned shoot. However, one view in particular delivers more than it promises, clearly showing a range of basic dwellings (more tents than huts or houses) on the undulations in the background.

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        Catalogue of the Lizards [Echsen] in the British Museum (Natural History).

      London -1887 1885 - 2. Aufl. (Second Edition); 3 Vol.; ca 23x15 cm; XII, 436 pages with XXXII plates; XIII (1), 497 pages with XXIV plates; XII, 575 pages with XL plates; Original cloth binding - Originalleinwandeinbände mit Rückentitel (Einbände leicht bestoßen, kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, Titelblätter etwas gebräunt, Seiten ganz vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig; sonst gute Exemplare) 0,000 gr. Echsen; Reptilien [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        ACROSS AFRICA

      London: George Philip & Son, 1885. The first one volume edition with the "new and original matter and corrected map". This printing includes three additional chapters not in the first printing. Illustrated with 32 plates and illustrations, 120 woodcuts in the text and a large folding coloured map in a pocket at the end. Thick 8vo, publisher's original dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. xxviii, 569, including index. A handsome and well preserved copy, the gilt remains very bright, the cloth nice and dark with just a bit of expected aging to the corners and extremities, the hinges with just a tad of age evidence, internally very fresh and in fine clean condition, the folding map in good order. VERY SCARCE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION IN COLLECTOR'S CONDITION. THE FIRST EDITION WITH ADDITIONS AND THE CORRECTED MAP. After a naval career that took him to Ethiopia and the slaving areas of East Africa, Cameron was selected by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873 to go in search of Livingstone, and instructed also to make independent explorations with Livingstone's guidance. Upon learning of Livingstone's death, Cameron's European companions turned back but Cameron dedicated his expedition to geographical exploration of the African continent and forged ahead alone, arriving in Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika in 1874, where he found some of Livingstone's papers and sent them back to England. Here he began his quest of exploration with his attempts to discover the "true form" of the south part of the lake, which ended up feeding into the Lukuga river. He went west from there to a town previously visited by Livingstone on the Lualaba river, which he suspected (rightly) was the main source for the River Congo but was unsuccessful in his attempts to prove it. His journeys took him further to the southwest until he reached the coast on November 28, 1875, becoming the first European to cross Equatorial Africa "from sea to sea." ACROSS AFRICA is the work for which he is best known, containing the exciting detailed account of this cross-continental journey as well as the author's suggestions for the opening of the African continent such as utilizing the great lakes in a "Cape to Cairo" connection. Cameron spent the remainder of his life working on commercial development projects in places such as Turkey and the Persian Gulf and writing tales for the young. He also accompanied Sir Richard Burton in his West African journey of 1882 and was joint author of Burton's TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. Cameron was killed by a fall from horseback as he returned from a hunting expedition in 1894. This is an important work.

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        Personal memoirs

      C.L. Webster, New York 1885 - In 8, due volumi pp 584,647,indice, prima edizione con 49 mappe e illustrazioni incluso ritratto autore all’inizio e dedica olografica, rilegatura in tessuto verde originale con lettere in oro e medaglione in oro sulle due copertine, fogli finali floreali, piacevole e solida copia. 2 volumes in 8°, pp 584,647, index, first edition with 49 maps and illustrations including autor’s portrait at the beginning and holographic dedication, original green fabric binding with gilt letters and medallion on the two covers, last floral sheets, pleasant and solid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Redaelli Alberto]
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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]

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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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