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        Autograph Note, signed, to an unknown recipient, an invitation to 5 o'clock tea

      [London, before 1885] - Address panel of an invitation to "5 o'clock tea," with Wilde's name and address at Grosvernor Square above: "Oscar Wilde 9, Charles St Grosvernor Square London" 9 Charles St was Wilde's address for several years until his marriage to Constance Lloyd in late 1884 3-1/2 x 5 inches. One page in ink. Matted and framed, with portrait of Wilde after Sarony's photograph

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        FABLES. Avec l'éloge de La Fontaine par Chamfort. [2 volumes].

      1885 - Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1885. Deux volumes in-8 (143 X 224) maroquin acajou foncé, plats ornés d'un large encadrement de triple filet doré, au centre encadrements de filets dorés, gras et perlés, écoinçons dans le cadre intérieur, fleuron aux angles extérieurs, dos cinq nerfs filetés, caissons dorés ornés aux petits fers avec fleuron central, auteur et titre dorés, lieu et date d'édition en queue, doublure de maroquin vert lierre dans un encadrement de triple filet doré, contregarde de moire rouge imprimée, coupes et coiffes filetées, tranches dorées, plats de la couverture conservés, étui bordé (Noulhac). Tome I: (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre imprimé en rouge et noir, portrait frontispice en trois états, XLVI pages, (1) f. de faux-titre, 240 pages, 18 planches hors-texte; Tome II: (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre imprimé en rouge et noir, 308 pages, 18 planches hors-texte. BELLE ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE. Elle contient un PORTRAIT de La Fontaine en buste et DOUZE DESSINS hors-texte d'Émile ADAM gravés à l'eau-forte par Le Rat. «Cette édition est ornée de 12 charmants dessins d'Émile Adam» (Rochambeau). Tirage à petit nombre, limité à 270 exemplaires. UN des 170 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur papier de HOLLANDE (n°145), avec une suite en deux états du portrait et des illustrations, dont l'une sur Chine. ÉLOGE D'UN MORALISTE PAR. UN MORALISTE : on trouve en tête de l'ouvrage un important texte (44 pages) de l'écrivain, poète et moraliste français Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de CHAMFORT (1740-1794), célèbre pour son esprit et son recueil posthume de "Maximes et pensées, caractères et anecdotes". Il a publié cet "Éloge de Molière" en 1769, qui remporta le prix de l'Académie de Marseille. MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin décoré et doublé de Noulhac, en tous points parfait.(Rochambeau, "Bibliographie des oeuvres de La Fontaine", n°1184 - Vicaire, "Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle", T. I, pp.596-97. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Mathias Sandorf

      Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie, 1885. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie, 1885 Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., 1885. First edition, with cartonnage type au ballon avec titre sur fond argent. All Edges Gilt. 111 illustrations and one map by Leon Benett; this copy also does have the letter to Alexandre Dumas, on the leaf following the title page. Text in French. 11" x 7 1/4", 552 pp. Spine shows notable fade (see scan); some wear at joints and front hinge; light foxing on occasional leaves throughout, most notable at title page (scan); two modest tape stains at endpapers, two earlier owner's names as well, one having been crossed out. Textblock in quite handsome and sturdy condition, with the above-mentioned occasional light spot of foxing. Overall, Good Plus, a tad short of about very good. Verne showed a bit of feel for socialistic theory in this adventure tale of a member of nobility whose innate values lead him to side with Magyar rebels in Hungary in a time of revolution. A scarce true first edition, preceding, of course, the English language firsts. Please see scans. LG6

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        Notarized copy of a loan by John D. Rockefeller to professor Telemachus T. Timayenis who had taught his children ñ in 1888, Timayenis wrote the Anti-Semitic ìThe Original Mr. Jacobsî stating that Rockefeller conforms to his Jewish stereotype ìJewsî and that ìthe spirit of the Standard Oil Company is simply the spirit of the monopoly, of cruelty, of annihilation of all competitors, a spirit in fact such as manifests itself in the scandalous enterprises of the Jewsÿî

      New York, New York: , July 28, 1885 Autograph Document Signed ìEdward Myers 1p, 7.75î x 9.75î. New York, July 28, 1885. Red Notary Seal affixed at lower left. Expertly mended on verso at folds. Attached by three brass prong fasteners to a Manuscript Document, 2p, 8î x 10î, separate sheets. Fine condition. In part, ìTo all whom these presents shall come I, Edward Myers Notary Public, duly commissioned and sworn ÿ do hereby certify that the paper writing hereunto annexed, purporting to be a copy of an agreement made by T.T. Timayenis bearing date the 28th day of August 1884 is a true and correct copyÿî Headed ìCopy.î In full, ìWhereas John D. Rockefeller has this day day loaned unto T.T. Timayenis the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred (#3500.00) Dollars, now this witnessseth, that the said T.T. Timayenis for himself his heirs, administrators and assigns covenants and agrees to pay to the party first mentioned the said sum upon demand; and to pay interest on said sum at the rate of six per cent per annum, in semi annual payments until the said principal sum is paid. He further covenants and agrees to deliver unto the said John D. Rockefeller, as collateral security for said sum, his work, now in the hands of the publishers entitled ëGreece in the Times of Homerí the said work and all its avails to remain in the hands of said John D. Rockefeller and to be security for said sum with all the interest due thereon until full payment thereofÿî Telemachus T. Timayenis (1853-1918) was a Greek-American professor, novelist, and playwright. He was a professor of classical Greek at the New York Hellenic Institute and the Chautauqua School of Languages in 1879 and taught Rockefellerís children. Seven years later, he became the director of the New York School of Languages. In 1888, Timayenis left his academic work and established Minerva Publishing Company in New York, the first company in American to publish books critical of Jews. Timayenis authored three book on the Jews: ìThe Original Mr. Jacobs: A Startling ExposÃ?,î ì The American Jew: An Expose of His Career ,î and ìJudas Iscariot: An Old Type in a New Form.î In ìThe American Jew,î Timayenis provided several illustrations showing physical characteristics on how one might identify a Jew. Jonathan D. Sarna writes in ìThe ëMythical Jewí and the ëJew Next Dooríî a chapter of ìAnti-Semitism in American Historyî edited by David A. Gerber (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1986), that in ìThe Original Mr. Jacobs,î Timayenis ìcalls non-Jews who conform to his Jewish stereotype ëJews,í evidence to the contrary notwithstanding: ëHas ever a man of observation asked himself the question: ìIs there any Jewish blood in the veins of John D. Rockefeller?î We do not hesitate to affirm from an intimate knowledge of the man, that if Rockefeller is not actually a Jew, he has many Jewish traits Ã? The spirit of the Standard Oil Company is simply the spirit of the monopoly, of cruelty, of annihilation of all competitors, a spirit in fact such as manifests itself in the scandalous enterprises of the JewsÃ?î

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

      London: John Murray, 1885. Sixth edition.. London: John Murray, 1885. Sixth edition.. A bright and clean copy in fine (as new) condition.. Pp. xxi, 458; 1 folding chart. Publisher's original forest green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and stamped in blind on the front and rear covers, sm 8vo. Freeman 416, 28th thousand. This is the definitive edition of the 'Origin of Species.' This is the sixth and last edition with additions and corrections to 1872. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

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        Lawn Tennis As A Game of Skill. With Latest Revised Laws As Played by the Best Clubs

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1885. First U.S. edition. Spine very slightly sunned, else a clean, crisp copy. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Lawn Tennis as a Game of Skill. With Latest Revised Laws as Played by the the Best Clubs . Edited by Richard D. Sears

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885 - First American edition. 12mo. Pp. 90, [6, ads]. Light blue pictorial cloth. Ex-library with engraved bookplate, embossed stamp in title page margin, pocket on back pastedown, paper label at head of spine. Attractive, internally clean, very good plus [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Works of Alfred Tennyson

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1885. London - Macmillan and Co., 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 1885 edition ofthe poetic works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. With engraved frontispiece ofTennysontaken from a photograph. Titles include Enoch Arden, Geraint and Enid, Maud, and Queen Mary. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only, and some sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge strained. Ink inscription to front endpapers. Pages have some intermittent light foxing and handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1885. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice collection of Hood's poetry, dating from the late nineteenth century. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Contains several illustrated plates. With a bookseller's label for Parkins and Cotto, London, to the rear pastedown. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Some spots to the endpapers but otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Yorkshire Trout Flies

      Leeds: Goodall and Suddick, Cookbridge Street, 1885 - Pritt notes, "since I first fished the Yorkshire waters, now more than twenty years ago, I have made a point of recording every matter of moment . and in this book the results of those observations are set forth" First edition, limited to 250 copies. Numbered No. 24 on the half-title. 8vo. 12 lithograph plates, 11 hand-colored. v, [i], [15]-63, [1] pp. Later full black morocco, a.e.g. In slipcase. Marston, Supplement p. 251; Robb, p. 211; Hampton, Modern Angling Bibliography p. 76; Coleby, Regional Angling Bibliography p. 70 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY. LIST Of SUBSCRIBERS Throughout the State of Maine. December, 1885

      Boston: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers., 1885. Boston:: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers.. 1885.. 8-5/8" x 4-3/8". 1st printing thus. 60 pp.. Printed green paper wrappers.. Wrappers chipped & worn, with a later prior owner application of a. translucent tape to spine. Wear & chipping to lower corner of first. few leaves. Tape repaired closed horizontal tear to rear wrapper. A. Good, complete copy of this rare item of telephony history.. The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company was formed February 12, 1878, by investors in the states of Massachusetts & Rhode Island at the behest of an agent of Gardiner Greene Hubbard, the father-in-law of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. A short 7 years later, as the title page states in this 1885 book, "This company [NET&T] owns and operates all of the territory formerly owned by the Telephone Despatch Co., Boston & Northern Telephone Co., National Bell Telephone Co. of Maine, Suburban Telephone Company, Granite State Telephone Co., etc., etc." Eventually, and today, they are known as the New AT&T. No copies located on OCLC. Considering that NET&T's 1st instruction to Subscribers [p. 3] was "Destroy All Old Lists.", this a wonderful, and rare, surviving artifact from the early history of telephony. . Adverts throughtout.

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        NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY. LIST Of SUBSCRIBERS Throughout the State of Maine. December, 1885

      Boston: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers., 1885.. Boston:: Published by M. H. Cleaves, 91 Oliver St. B. Thurston & Company, Printers.. 1885.. 8-5/8" x 4-3/8". 1st printing thus. 60 pp.. Printed green paper wrappers.. Wrappers chipped & worn, with a later prior owner application of a. translucent tape to spine. Wear & chipping to lower corner of first. few leaves. Tape repaired closed horizontal tear to rear wrapper. A. Good, complete copy of this rare item of telephony history.. The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company was formed February 12, 1878, by investors in the states of Massachusetts & Rhode Island at the behest of an agent of Gardiner Greene Hubbard, the father-in-law of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. A short 7 years later, as the title page states in this 1885 book, "This company [NET&T] owns and operates all of the territory formerly owned by the Telephone Despatch Co., Boston & Northern Telephone Co., National Bell Telephone Co. of Maine, Suburban Telephone Company, Granite State Telephone Co., etc., etc." Eventually, and today, they are known as the New AT&T. & & No copies located on OCLC.& & Considering that NET&T's 1st instruction to Subscribers [p. 3] was "Destroy All Old Lists.", this a wonderful, and rare, surviving artifact from the early history of telephony. . Adverts throughtout.

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        History of the Conquest of Mexico

      London - Bickersand Son, 1885. London - Bickersand Son, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the Spanish Invasion of Mexico. William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 January 29, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. In a Bickers and Sons binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally sound, though with some sunning. Rubbing to spine, and marks to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the occasional spot. Overall: GOOD..

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        Bel ami.

      Victor-Havard 1885 - - Victor-Havard, Paris _1885, 13x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rose à coins, dos très légèrement passé sans gravité à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés et orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés avec incrustations de maroquin brun figurant les pétales, pièce de titre de maroquin olive, nom de l'auteur de maroquin bleu-gris, date dorée en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin émoussé, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, élégante reliure signée de Bretault. Rare exemplaire du chef-d'oeuvre de Guy de Maupassant agréablement établi en reliure mosaïquée légèrement postérieure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs. WITH: Zweite Notiz über die Spectrallinien des Wasserstoffs

      H. George's Verlag, Basel 1885 - FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Balmer's two papers providing the formula for describing the spectral lines of hydrogen; of profound influence for Niels Bohr and the beginnings of quantum theory. "Although trained as a mathematician and working as a mathematics teacher, Balmer became interested in spectroscopy, which was very much at the cutting edge of scientific research at the time, and was encouraged by colleagues at Basle University to try to find an explanation for the way lines in a spectrum are distributed--at first sight, in a random pattern. Although many other scientists had tried and failed to find some order in these patters, in 1884, in his sixtieth year, Balmer succeeded in finding an equation that not only reproduced the relationship between the four bright lines known in the spectrum of hydrogen at the time, but also predicted the existence of a fifth line, at the edge of visibility, that was soon detected. The formula was published in 1885, the year Niels Bohr was born. "The five lines became known as the Balmer series. Although Balmer's results were entirely empirical, based on the mathematical relationships alone with no attempt to find their underlying physical cause, this discovery that there was a mathematical order in the pattern of spectral lines was an important step towards developing an understanding of the spectrum in quantum terms" (Gribbin, Q is for Quantum). "Shortly after 7 February [1913] Bohr heard of the Balmer formula. By 6 March he had completed a paper containing its interpretation. That event marks the beginning of the quantum theory of atomic structure" (Pais, Niels Bohr's Times). IN: Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel, vol. 7, pp. 548-560; 750-752. Basel: H. George's Verlag, 1885. Octavo, original yellow printed wrappers, uncut and largely unopened; custom box. Stamp on front wrapper. Wrappers chipped around edges, front wrapper detached and groups of gatherings cleanly separated. SCARCE, particularly in original wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Three Documents

      Washington, 1885. Washington, 1885. unbound. Rare assemblage of three documents pertaining to the founding, completion, and dedication of the Washington Monument. First: the original ornate August 1, 1850 subscription mailing letter titled "The Officers and Board of Managers of the Washington National Monument Society." 1 page measuring 8 1/4" x 10 1/2", with 19 facsimile signatures of the officers including Millard Fillmore as ex-officio President and Winfield Scott and Peter Force as Managers. A vignette of the original design of the Washington Monument is at the upper left. The next item is an outstanding example of the U.S. Government invitation to attend the Ceremonies on the Completion of the Washington Monument; heavy stock with no folding creases. Measures 6 1/2" x 10 1/2". In full: "The Capital, Washington, D.C. The Commission appointed under the joint resolution of Congress approved May 13th 1884, in relation to ceremonies to be authorized...at the dedication of the Washington Monument...requests the pleasure of your attendance at these ceremonies to be held in the City of Washington, D.C. on February 21st 1885." Signed by John Sherman, Chairman of the Commission. Decorated with an excellent steel engraving of Gilbert Stuarts depiction of George Washington; with flags, rays of light and images of liberty surrounding the monument. The invitation is addressed in holograph to Madison Davis -- Post Office Dept. -- an African-American Postmaster appointed in Athens, Georgia on February 13, 1882.The last item is the very elusive ticket to attend the Dedication of the Washington Monument, February 21st 1885, on the Floor of the House of Representatives: "Admit bearer to the East Door leading to the Rotunda." Signed by John Sherman (in facsimile) as Chairman. This rare example has one tiny chip at the lower border and some minor foxing through the word "Dedication" -- otherwise it is in fine condition. Three years after the dedication, when the Washington Monument finally opened to the public (October 9, 1888) it was hailed as the "Worlds Tallest Structure.

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        Des Kindes erstes Rechenbuch.1 + 1 = 2. Hans Fixundfertig, der kleine Rechenmeister. Ein heiter- praktisches Rechenbuch in Wort und Bild für den praktischen häuslichen Unterricht.

      Einbeck, Leipzig. Oehmigke s Verlag. o. J. um 1885, vierte Auflage.. 6,5 x 21,5 cm, ( 19 S. ) davon 10 Farblithographien. ( jede Ziffer 1 bis 10 mit bildlicher Darstellung) daneben Rechen- u. Text aufgaben zur entspr. Ziffer ) Vorsatz lichtrandig. Ohlwd mit farbigen lithogr. Deckelbild, Ränder u. unterer Rand mit Abrieb. Sonst außen guter, innen nahezu sehr guter Zustand.. 11

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        Magy. kir. allamvasutak gepgyara es a diosgyöri magy. kir. vas- es aczegyar. Budapesti gepgyar. [Maschinenfabrik der kön. ungar. Staatseisenbahnen und Diosgyörer kön. ungar. Eisen- und Stahlwerk. Werk Budapest.] Lokomotivok. Types de locomotices. Locomotiven. Mit 19 photolithograph. Tafeln. Budapest, Gebrüder Legrady, 1885. Quer-Gr.-4to. (23,4 x 33,8 cm). 4 Bl. Orig.-Halbleinwandband.

      . . 1885. evi budapesti atalanos (!) orszagos kiallitas. [Allgemeine Budapester Landesjahresausstellung 1885.] - Katalog der von 1873 bis 1885 hergestellten Lokomotiven mit Längs- u. Querschnitten sowie Grundrissen. Die 3 Textblätter enthalten in Ungarisch, Französisch u. Deutsch die "Hauptdimensionen und Gewichte der in der Maschinenfabrik... erbauten Locomotiven". - Ohne den Textteil (62 S.). - Aus der Sammlung Metzeltin. Neuner S. 484. - Leicht gebräunt, etwas berieben. Ränder leicht gebräunt. 1 kleiner Einriß mit Tesa geklebt. Einband mit zeitgenöss. Stempel, Spiegel mit Exlibris eines Pariser Ingenieur(?)-Büros.

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        Life of P. T. Barnum

      New York: Hurst & Co, Publishers, 1885. New York: Hurst & Co, Publishers,, 1885. Written by Himself. Brought up to 1885. Illustrated. Octavo. Original light brown pebble-grained cloth, titles to spine in gilt and black, decoration to front board in blind, yellow endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, 38 plates (one unlisted) and one illustration in the text. Front inner hinge cracked, rear hinge neatly repaired, boards mildly soiled and rubbed, spine gilt a little dull, split to gutter of front free endpaper, contents toned. A very good copy. Revised and augmented edition of the author's first autobiography. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "To Miss Minnie Patrick, with compliments of the author, P. J. Barnum, Waldemere, Bridgeport Conn, June 18th 1885" (Waldemere was the author's house in Connecticut). Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810–1891), the archetypal 19th-century American self-made man, was a travelling showman, politician, hoaxer and best-selling author (the list goes on) who started a new and successful career in his sixties as a circus owner, in which capacity he purchased Jumbo the Elephant (1861–1885), depicted delicately picking a fruit that has been handed to him from a second-floor window with his trunk on plate facing p. 346. Life of P. T. Barnum was originally published in 1855, his second autobiography, entitled Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum was first published in 1869.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      NY: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. NY: Charles L. Webster and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1885. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full green cloth, reverse lettering on gilt panel and additional gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration and lettering on cover, black embossed decoration on spine and embossed black lettering and decoration on cover. Illustrated with 174 B&W drawings by E. W. Kemble and tissue-protected photographic frontispiece of bust of the author. Second issue, with the following points: (1) Copyright date 1884 (leaf bound in - McBride State C); (2) On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is correctly listed as being at page 87 (McBride State B); (3) The words "with the saw," appear correctly on page 57 (McBride State B); (4) The final "5" on Page No. 155 is added in the same font (McBride State B); (5) There is no signature mark "11" on page 161 (McBride State A); (6) On page 283 the fly on Silas' pants is straight (leaf tipped in - McBride State C); (7) In the portrait frontispiece, the cloth under the bust is not visible, the imprint is "Photo-Gravure," and the statement "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." has been added to the finished edge of the shoulder (McBride State C); (8) On page 143 the "l" in "Col." Has been replaced at line 1 and the word "body" is perfect at Line 7 (McBride State C); in addition, (9) On page 9, the word "decides" is correct in the description of Chapter VI; (10) On page 58 the "d" in "touched" is broken at line 27; (11) On page 59, the "t" in "let" is not missing at line 10; and (12) Also on page 59, the "d" in "would" is not broken at line 11. [McBride, 93][ BAL 3415][Grolier American 100: 87]. . This copy has been expertly rebacked with the original spine and covers laid on. The volume is housed in an extremely fine custom-made clam-shell box.. B&W Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 366 pp .

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        Ausländische Handels- und Nährpflanzen zur Belehrung für das Haus und zum Selbstunterrichte. Mit über 300 Abbildungen auf 60 Tafeln in Farbendruck.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg & Sohn, 1885.. Erste (1.) Auflage. Mit 60 (5 doppelblattgroß u. gefaltet) lithographischen Farbtafeln, einer Abbildung und mehreren Tabellen im Text, X, 244 Seiten. Gr.-8° (23,5 x 16,5 cm), Orig.-Leinenbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, großem farblithographischen Deckelbild, Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapiervorsätzen.. Nissen BBI 2198. Zuvor war im selben Verlag Zippels großformatiges Werk "Ausländische Kulturpflanzen in farbigen Wandtafeln" erschienen (Nissen BBI 2199 - 1. Aufl. 1876, 2. 1880, 3. 1892 und 4. 1899). Die Wandtafeln waren vor allem für den Gebrauch an Schulen konzipiert und mit ca. 70 x 50 cm sehr groß und unhandlich. Es war also naheliegend und entsprach laut Vorwort wohl auch dem vielfachen Wunsch von Interessenten, ein kompaktes u. handlicheres Werk zu diesem Thema herauszubringen, welches hier vorliegt. Die Vorlagen für die wunderschönen Farbtafeln zeichnete, wie auch bei Zippels anderen Werken, Karl Bollmann aus Gera. Sie zeigen unter anderem Kaffee, Tee, Kakao, verschiedene Tabaksorten, Weinreben, Zuckerrohr, Safran, Zimt, Ingwer, Vanille, Pfeffer, Baumwolle, Indigo, Dattelpalme, Ananas, Banane, Mango und weitere. Rücken, Kanten und hinterer Deckel minimal berieben, Innen in absolut frischem und nahezu unberührtem Zustand. Sehr gutes Exemplar. In diesem Zustand sehr selten !

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        Posies for Roundel-Trenchers

      (Gloucester: John Bellows), 1885. (Gloucester: John Bellows), 1885. 16mo. (10), (ii)pp. First edition. Printed throughout in red and black. A collection of sixteen quatrains, twelve of which were inscribed on sets of fruit serving trays -- or roundel trenchers -- by the author. Church is widely known for his writings on English ceramics. The printer, Bellows, is credited with identifying the Roman walls surrounding Gloucester and is reported to have taught himself French in order to print a French-English dictionary. A rare item, with only one known institutional copy in the U.S. This is a fine copy in gilt-titled limp vellum with green silk ties. T.e.g.

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        Geschichte der Stadt Magdeburg in 2 Bänden. Neu bearbeitet von G. Hertel u. F. Hülße. . Mit 1 Wappendarstellung, 3 Portraits, 1 mehrfach gefalteter Grundriß, 1 Karte des Herzogtums Magdeburg , 18 Ansichten nach alten Stichen, 6 Domdenkmälern und 37 Stadtansichten.

      Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen, 1885.. 25 x 18 cm. 590 S./ 659 S. ISBN: Keine. Original grüner Leineneinband / Original green cloth. Schutzumschläge. In dust jacket. Insgesamt gesehen: Guter Zustand / Good condition. Innen vereinzelt einige Blätter gelöst. Einige, wenige, zarte Anstreichungen mit Bleistift. Zahlreiche Beigaben. Rücken leicht verblichen, ebenso der Schutzumschläge. Ausgesprochen schöne und dekorative Bände. Mit den wunderbaren Stadtansichten im Anhang teilweise Faltkarten. Besonders fester Buchblock. 2. Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Besonders schöne Exemplare, betrüffelt mit zahlreichen Beilagen zur Stadtgeschichte. Selten mit den Schutzumschlägen. EL3. (OL). Jpg.

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        Poems by Matthew Arnold. Lyric and Elegiac Poems.

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

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        Germinal; or Master and Man. A Realistic Novel

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

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

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

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

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

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

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

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        The Home Tidings of the Polytechnic Young Men's Christian Institute

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

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        Uncle Jack Etc

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

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        The Personal Memoirs and Ulysses S. Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago

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

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        The Dor? Gallery

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

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        Tiresias and Other Poems

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

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        LES PEINES DE COEUR d'Adrien Fontenille.:

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

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        George Eliot's Life

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

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        Oeuvres de A. de Lamartine

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

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

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        Historical Richmond

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

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers

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

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        Heaven and Hell

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

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