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        Alt - Hamburg in Wort und Bild. Von seiner Gründung bis zum grossen Brande von 1842.

      Hamburg, König & Schulz, um 1885.. 2 Bll. ( Text ), 30 lithogr. Tafeln mit getönter Platte in braun gedruckt und auf festem Karton, qu.- folio, ill. Or.- GLwd. m. Gold- u. Blindprägedruck sowie Ganzgoldschnitt ( l. ber., besch. u. best. ).. Sehr seltene Folge von Lithographien im Braundruck mit malerischen Ansichten und zum Teil fast naiv wirkender Personenstaffage. Die Erklärung der Bilder und der historische Abriss von K. Koppmann. - Nicht in der Sammlung Rapp. - Das "gelackte" Vorsatzpapier mit Knick und kleinem hinterlegtem Einriss, sonst sauber und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        MRS. CRONKITE'S COOK BOOK, Containing Over Seven Hundred Useful and Practical Recipes for Cooking All Kinds of Soups, Fish, Meat, Poultry and Game, Meat Sauces, Salads, Vegetables, Eggs, Bread, Griddle Cakes, Pice and Puddings, Pudding Sauces, Desserts, Cakes, Icing for Cakes, Beverages, Fruit Preserving, Jellies and Jams, Brandied Fruits, Confectionery, Fruit Syrup, Spiced Fruits, Swete Pickles, Pickles and Catsups, Drinks and Diet for Invalids, Laundry and Soap-Making, Toilet, And Numerous Miscellaneous Items

      Sacramento: G. W. Herr, Publisher., 1885.. Sacramento:: G. W. Herr, Publisher.. 1885.. 12mo. 6-5/8" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Bitting, p. 108; Brown 34; Glozer 74). ASSOCIATION COPY (?). INSCRIBED, to "Betty & Harry", on the front paste-down by one G. E. Cronkite, presumed to be a descendant of the author. [iii] - xxxiv, 279, [1 (blank)] pp.. Original publisher's pebbled green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Pale yellow eps.. Gilt bright. Front hinge paper starting 1-1/2" at top. Paper shows. age-toning at edges, as usual. A VG - VG+ copy.. OCLC records 4 holding institutions.

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      Tipografía La Académia - Barcelona. 1885. Evaristo Ullastres. Holandesa. 40x29. 140 pag + indice. Magnifica Obra de enfermedades de la vista precedido de una carta prólogo del Dr Schoeler, profesor de la universidad de Berlín. Contiene 20 láminas con 108 oleografías sacadas del natural por el autor. Tipografía "La Academia" de Evaristo Ullastres. 140 pag + indice. Dedicatoria del autor. Dificílissima Obra en comercio. N° de ref. de la librería 7.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        handschr.: Athen, Erechteion, Beer 3671

      . Albuminfoto auf Karton, mit Retusche, von seiner Reise nach Griechenland 1885 oder 1889, abgezogen 1907 (Prägestempel). Größe 21,9 x 27 cm. Alois Beer (1840-1916), Fotograf, gründet 1863 ein Atelier in Wien, 1867 eines in Klagenfurt, avanciert 1882/83 zum k. k. Hof-Photograph und k. k. Marine-Photograph. Zwei Griechenlandreisen (1885, 1889) über den Mittelmeerraum nach Nordafrika; tätig weiters in Prag, Budapest, Belgien, Frankreich und Spanien. Er bestückte mit seinem umfangreichen Angebot an Stereofotografien das beliebte "Kaiserpanorama". Abgebildet im Katalog "Gipsmodell und Fotografie im Dienste der Kunstgeschichte 1850 - 1900", Simon Weber-Unger (2011), S. 41, No. 39

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      London, Dean & Son, 160A Fleet Street, E.C., circa 1885.. London, Dean & Son, 160A Fleet Street, E.C., circa 1885.. Edition unknown, inscribed Christmas 1885 on front endpaper, folio, 355 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, no title page as issued, 8 pages printed 1 side only, each with a half page coloured movable puppet show scene, each scene with 2 movable figures: Punch, Judy, Beadle, Clown, Shallabala (a black lady), Dog Toby (2 scenes). All the illustrations and movable figures are boldly and brightly colour printed, each scene has a brightly coloured proscenium arch with royal arms and mottoes at the top in the centre and the background is black. In the lower half of the page is the image in colour of a drummer and to his right is the verse dialogue for the scene. In the original green cloth backed cream boards, with large coloured illustration of Punch and Toby at top left and Judy and baby at bottom right, title in green and orange, adverts for Goodall's Household Specialities on lower cover, pale yellow endpapers. Covers lightly soiled and slightly worn at edges and corners, small scrape to imprint on upper cover, inner paper hinges front and rear repaired at some time with white binder's tape which at rear has partly lifted, front endpaper slightly stained, slightly worn at edge and with a small piece torn off at the top, the mechanism to all movables needs restoration or attention, some tabs are missing or creased, the figures are complete and undamaged except that the Clown is missing his left hand (see image 3) and in the last scene the hand of Punch holding his hat has been carefully and invisibly reattached, 5 of the puppet theatres have a small tear to one or both lower corners, 60 mm (2") closed tear to lower left corner of theatre on Ghost of Judy, repaired neatly with no loss, margins are slightly thumbed, the thin plain backing paper which should cover the mechanism is slightly torn or has large chips on several of the pages. A rare Dean movable book in need of expert repairs. There is a copy in the University of Exeter and another in the V. & A., not in British Library, no copies listed on WorldCat. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Chronicles of the Town and Church of Ulverston

      James Atkinson, Ulverston 1885 - Illus with 24 photographic plates by John Howe. A.e.g. There are various papers laid in including a contemporary photograph of the interior of Ulverston Parish Church and a single sheet with a "Hymn to be Sung by the Children of the Sunday School of Ulverston on the 15 May, the Day Appointed for the Ceremony of Laying the First Stone of the Barrow Monument". (1850 has been added in pencil). This is a nice clean copy slightly rubbed along the hinges and just beginning to fray on the corners. The binding is becoming slack and the front hinge is cracked. Photographs available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: R.W. Forder]
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        MRS. CRONKITE'S COOK BOOK, Containing Over Seven Hundred Useful and Practical Recipes for Cooking All Kinds of Soups, Fish, Meat, Poultry and Game, Meat Sauces, Salads, Vegetables, Eggs, Bread, Griddle Cakes, Pice and Puddings, Pudding Sauces, Desserts, Cakes, Icing for Cakes, Beverages, Fruit Preserving, Jellies and Jams, Brandied Fruits, Confectionery, Fruit Syrup, Spiced Fruits, Swete Pickles, Pickles and Catsups, Drinks and Diet for Invalids, Laundry and Soap-Making, Toilet, And Numerous Miscellaneous Items

      Sacramento:: G. W. Herr, Publisher.. 1885.. 12mo. 6-5/8" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Bitting, p. 108; Brown 34; Glozer 74). ASSOCIATION COPY (?). INSCRIBED, to "Betty & Harry", on the front paste-down by one G. E. Cronkite, presumed to be a descendant of the author. [iii] - xxxiv, 279, [1 (blank)] pp.. Original publisher's pebbled green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Pale yellow eps.. Gilt bright. Front hinge paper starting 1-1/2" at top. Paper shows. age-toning at edges, as usual. A VG - VG+ copy.. OCLC records 4 holding institutions.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        VITICULTURE And VINICULTURE In CALIFORNIA. Statements and Extracts from Reports of the Board of State Viticultural Commissioners, Prepared Specially for Distribution at the New Orleans World's Fair, A. D. 1885

      Sacramento, CA:: State Office... James J. Ayers, Supt. State Printing,. 1885.. 8-1/2" x 6". 1st printing (Amerine & Borg 698, Gabler G12610). [7], 8 - 42 pp.. Light blue printed paper wrappers.. Light wear to wrappers (slight sunning to edges, rear wrapper. detached for 1" at top with small chip). Otherwise, a scarce VG+ item.. This small text contains a wealth of information regarding California viticulture and the defense of the wine-making community. For example: "Viticulture, in professing to fulfill all the proper demands of the people as a progressive industry, conducive to public prosperity, happiness, and civilization, bases its claims for popular recognition, and State and National encouragement and protection, on the principles comprised in the foregoing general propositions. It has its enemies among political economists, who do not rightfully share our happy conditions of progress; and among reformers, whose notions of political power would lead them, if successful, to add to their present follies the religious intolerance of the past... In the near future the wine dealers may prepare also to provide a market for clarets of high Medoc character, true high class Burgundy, true Sauternes, and Cognac types that will rival the best produced and surpass any in general commerce... It is to the physicians and scientific students of life, who do not expect any millennium, that society should look for the reform of alcoholic abuses; and to the wholesome restraints and discipline of youth in homes that permanent progress in social growth and healthfulness must be traced. As to criminal acts committed during alcoholic excesses, we may assume that intemperance is the result of criminal conditions of the mind, which sets no restraints upon ambition and desire. AS to insanity, who can tell whether it is not the insane disposition that leads to alcoholism? ...Our industry is forced to a consideration of these questions, not only in self- defense against erratic and impractical reformers, but also because our success largely depends upon the general good and prosperity of the people." Subject headings include: Viticulture Considered Industrially from the Standpoint of National Importance, the Growth and Present Condition of Viticulture in California, the Question of Over Production, Shipping Grapes and Raisins, Extent of Possible Viticulture in California, Select Locations for Viticulture, the Chemical Constituents of Soils & Suggestions Concerning the Development of Commerce in Viticultural Products in the United States (Prepared Especially for this Edition). An important California wine item for dedicated collectors and institutions. Rare in the trade.

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        Orchids the Royal Family of Plants, with illustrations from nature.

      1885. London, John Slark, 1885. Large 4to. pp. 90, with 24 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt edges. Nissen BBI, 1382. An attractively produced monograph on orchids. "The designs of the artists have been engraved on stone and reproduced in colours by the Hatch Lithographic Company of New York" (from the Introduction). A fine copy..

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        A Crowded Shanghai Street.

      Shanghai, ca. 1885 - A crowded street in the Old City of Shanghai, the former Nanshi district. Albumen print, mounted. 8 ¼ x 10 ½ inches. Manuscript caption in ink on mount: ?Straat in Shanghai? This is a fine photograph of a bustling street in the Old City of Shanghai, the former Nanshi district. The Old City, also known as the Chinese City, is the traditional urban center of Shanghai. Defensive city walls built during the Ming Dynasty marked the district?s boundaries until their destruction in the 20th century. Parts of the city walls remain. This early photograph shows a commercial street in the Nanshi district crowed with several rickshaws and large numbers of pedestrians. A man is pictured pushing a wheelbarrow carrying goods down the road. This photograph offers a glimpse of Chinese urban life in 19th century in Shanghai.

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        Vollständige Geschichte der ehemals pfalz-bayerischen Residenzstadt Zweibrücken von ihren ältsten Zeiten bis zur Vereinigung des Herzogthmus Zweibrücken mit der Bayerischen Krone. Mit 14 Illustrationen, darunter ein Frontispiz "Maximilian Joseph der Gute, Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken" und einer (aufklappbaren) Kriegskarte nebst Personen- und Sachregister.

      Zweibrücken, M. Ruppert. 1885.. 1. Auflage. Gr.8°. [15,5 : 22 cm]. 7 Blätter, 613 Seiten. Frakturdruck. Roter Originalleinenband mit goldgeprägter Titelei, goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, allseitig reicher Blindprägung und Ganzgoldschnitt. (Kleines handbeschrift. Nummernschildchen auf Rücken. Ecken/Kapitale eher gering bestossen. Innen mehrfach mit Registriernummern und Stempeln, u. a. mit Stempel des Königshauses "BIBLIOTHEK SR. MAJ. DES KÖNIGS". Mit Bibliothekstasche und einem kleinen Titenfleck auf unbedrucktem Vortitelbaltt. Hintersatz lose). - Ansosnten ein gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar in fester Bindung und ohne Eintragungen.. - Mit eingedruckter Widmung "Seiner Majestät Ludwig II. / König von Bayern, Pfalzgrafen bei Rhein, Herzog von Bayern, Franken und in Schwaben, / dem allerdurchlauchtigsten Familien-Oberhaupte des pfalzzweibrücken-birkenfeldischen Regentenhauses, / in allerunterthänigster Treue und Erfurcht / gewidmet von dem Verfasser. // Exemplar aus der Bibliothek König Ludwigs II.

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      Rome & London, Libreria Spithover and Stanford, 1885.. Rome & London, Libreria Spithover and Stanford, 1885.. FIRST EDITION 1885. Tall 8vo, 260 x 180 mm, 10¼ x 7 inches, map and 12 illustrations, pages: 12, 312 plus a pink leaf of corrections. (The contents leaves are bound out of order at the front and should have been at the end of the book), collated and complete. Original publisher's royal blue pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, central gilt picture of a Moufflon to upper cover, coat of arms in black on lower cover and black decoration to top and bottom of covers, original coated grey endpapers. Very slight rubbing to cloth, 2 pin-holes in spine, slight bumping to head and tail of spine, light foxing to title page, faint creasing to a few pages at the start of the book, pale age-browning to pages, neat ink inscription to free grey endpaper, otherwise a very good bright copy in the original cloth. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        170 Chromotafeln aus Brehms Tierleben. Säugetiere (Band I-III; 52 Tafeln); Vögel (Band IV-VI; 55 Tafeln); Niedere Tiere (Band VII-X; 63 Tafeln) in 3 Mappen, 33 x 25 cm, Ohne Angabe von Ort (Leipzig), und Verlag (Bibliographisches Institut), sowie ohne Jahresangabe (um 1885). Gr.-4°. Mit 3 Titelbll. u. 170 auf Karton mont. chromolithogr. Tafeln. Lose in 3 originale Leinen-Mappen.

      . . Seltene Separatausgabe der Chromolithographien zu "Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs". Die schönen farbigen Tafeln hier auf starke Kartonblätter montiert und, zusammen mit den Titelblättern, lose in drei Leinenmappen. Die Kartontafeln weisen teilweise blasse Stockfelcke auf, diese finden sind jedoch nicht auf den montierten Chromolithographien. Die seltenen Mappen sind insg. in gutem Erhaltungszustand.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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        Obras completas. Con un prólogo de D. Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo.

      - M., Hijos de Tello, 1885-1917, 17 tomos, 17 x 11’5 cm., encuadernación uniforme en tela con tejuelos, retrato grabado por Maura – CVI – 249 págs. = 406 págs. = 462 págs. =456 págs. = 462 págs. + 1 h. = 499 págs. + 1 h. = 381 págs. + 1 h. = 430 págs. + 1 h. = 568 págs. = 436 págs. = 600 págs. = 531 págs. = 570 págs. = 586 págs. + 1 h. = 638 págs. + 1 h. = 488 págs. + 1 h. = 333 págs. + 1 h. (Dos de los tomos en primera edición, los restantes son casi todos de la segunda o tercera edición).

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Wappenalbum der gräflichen Familien Deutschlands und Österreich-Ungarns etc. Erster Band enthaltend Wappentafel 1 - 209 nebst Text A - D.

      Leipzig, T. O. Weigel, 1885,. OHLDr., 209 S., XLVIII, kl. Fol. mit zahlreichen Wappentafeln versehen. Prachtvoller Einband mit gemusterten Decken. Ornamental Verzierung u. Vergoldung auf Rücken. Exemplar etwas berieben u. bestossen. Hinter-Aussengenk teilweise eingerissen. Bindung minimal gelockert. Kanten u. Ecken leicht beschabt. Titelblatt mehrfach gestempelt. Ansonst in gutem Zustand. Sehr gut erhalten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book.Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Kilchberg, 12. XI. 1885 [?].. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den namentlich nicht genannten Franz Hirsch (geb. 1844), Redakteur des "Deutschen Familienblattes": "Wenn wir keinen Termin setzen sondern es auf die gelegene Stunde abstellen, will ich Ihnen gerne einmal etwas Lyrisches schicken [...] Vergessen Sie nicht, verehrter Herr, mich Hn. Schorer freundlich zu empfehlen".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Old Scottish Regimental Colours

      London William Blackwood and Sons 1885. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib, usual stamps and marks. Covers bumped and rubbed. Damage and loss to top of spine. Some marking and browning within Limited Edition 352 Red hardback cloth cover 390mm x 300mm (15" x 12"). 158pp. + plates. A series of superb plates of regimental colours plus histories.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster & Co, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Copyright page dated 1884. Frontispiece Heliotype with tablecloth visible. Illustration "Him and another man" listed on page 88. "With the was" listed on page 57. Page number 155 lacking the final 5. No signature mark 11 present on page 161. Final leaf blank. Page 143 "col" in illustration missing the "l" and broken type in the "b" in "body". Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Green cloth boards. {ref: BAL 3415, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear, rounded corners, age toning. Short tears at the fore-edge of a few pages, name in pencil at the 2nd blank page. Two pages before the endpaper torn, light repair at the spine, endpages replaced.

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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.. 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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        The Holy Bible [aka The Holy Catholic Bible], translated from The Latin Vulgate diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions in divers languages The Old Testament, first published by the English College at Douay, A.D.1609: and The New Testament, first published by the English College at Rheims, A.D.1582, with Useful Notes, Critical, Historical, Controversial, and Explanatory, selected from the mo

      London and Newcastle-on-Tyne: Tyne Publishing Company, Limited, n.d. [c.1885]. London and Newcastle-on-Tyne:: Tyne Publishing Company, Limited,, n.d. [c.1885]. Hardcover. Very Good. Large quarto clasped Catholic family Bible, recently restored with a new spine. xii, 809, [ii], 882pp with 10 colour plates (including the gilt frontis title), 12 engraved plates (plus the half-title vignette), and with 8 decorative pages for family portraits and a family register, all unused. The notes are very extensive, sometimes comprising more than half the text on the page. There is some spotting to many pages, and there are edge stains to the half title and two of the engravings. Minor soiling and repairs to the first and last couple of pages. Printed on good firm paper, making for a very heavy book (c.15lbs). All edges gilt. 33x28x11cms, in the original ornate gilt brass-edged bevelled boards, fastened with two decorative clasps, with a new calf spine with label and raised bands. The boards, both identically decorated, are quite rubbed. A very nice restored copy of an uncommon edition of the Haydock Bible. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1885 - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. First edition, first issue in modern dark brown full leather binding. Publisher: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885. First issue with the table cloth visible on the table under the bust of Twain; contents page [page 9] Huck “Decided, later changed to “Decides”; illustrations [page 13] incorrectly states ill. is on page 88 but is on page87; on page 57 line 11 from the bottom with the uncorrected phrase “with the was,”, later corrected to “with the saw”; on page 143 “l” missing in Col. And “b” in body broken; last 5 in page number on page 155 is larger. 366 pages. Fore edges gilded in gold. Binding is in fine condition. Contents exceptionally clean!!! Inventory # 11-040. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster & Co 1885 - Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / Mixed State. Copyright page dated 1884. Frontispiece with Photogravure Co NY below. Illustration "Him and another man" listed on page 87. "With the saw" listed on page 57. Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Page number 155 with last 5 falling below the line. No signature mark 11 present on page 161. Final leaf blank. Green cloth boards. Illustrations by E.W. Kemble. {ref: BAL 3415}. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear, rounded corners. Fraying at the spine, name at the front endpaper dated 1884, foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Influence of Motion of the Medium on the Velocity of Light.New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1886. First edition.

      A fine copy, in original wrappers, of Michelson and Morley's first aether-drag experiment. "Starting in 1885, Michelson collaborated with Edward Morley, spending considerable time and money to repeat the Fizeau experiment on Fresnel's drag coefficient (finished in 1886), [the offered paper] and to repeat the Michelson experiment (finished in 1887)... In 1886, Michelson and Morley successfully confirmed Fresnel's drag coefficient - this result was also considered as a confirmation of the stationary aether concept. This strengthened the hope of finding the aether wind. Thus Michelson and Morley created an improved version of the Michelson experiment with more than enough accuracy to detect this hypothetical effect. The experiment was performed in several periods of concentrated observations between April and July 1887" (Landmark Experiments in Physics).<br/><br/> The Michelson-Morley experiment is one of the most famous and important experiments in the history of physics - the result of which "held revolutionary implications which led directly through Lorentz and Einstein to the acceptance of new standards of reference of time and space from geometry and cosmometry" (Dibner). "In 1729 James Bradley reported to the Royal Society that in observing any fixed star it was necessary to point the telescope not directly at the star but a little in advance of it. This he called the angle of aberration. The fact reported by Bradley was repeatedly confirmed and the angle of aberration was accounted for by the movement of the earth through the ether - the medium by which light waves are conveyed. If the luminiferous ether is a medium through which the earth moves without disturbing it, it would seem to follow that a beam of light reaching the earth from the direction towards which the earth itself is moving should reach it faster than one from an opposite direction. In August 1881 Albert Abraham Michelson described, in the American Journal of Science, a new interferometer which he had devised with the express purpose of measuring these relative speeds with minute accuracy. Any form of clock hitherto invented, however accurate, would necessarily be subject to margin of error greater than the time difference in question. Michelson's instrument was planned to measure the relative speeds of light waves moving at right angles to each other. In August [recto November] 1887, in the same journal, in collaboration with Edward Williams Morley, he reported the almost completely negative results of their experiments." (PMM 378). "They used a slightly silvered glass set angular to a ray of sunlight so that a part of the ray was transmitted, a part reflected out and again returned, thereby providing two paths, one perpendicular to the other. If drift existed, the superimposed rays would produce interference. None was observed, showing that the earth's motion did not affect the light's speed" (Dibner: Heralds of Science, 161). "The [result] of this experiment was a serious blow to classical scientific theories because it cast doubts on the existence of the universal ether which had been a basic principle of, for example, the Newtonian theories of the universe" (PMM 401). "The dilemma appeared inescapable until Lorentz found the solution ... Lorentz assumed the electrical nature of matter and stated that all electrical particles become shortened when in motion along the direction in which the ether drifts. Thus one arm of Michelson's interferometer would be just sufficiently shorter than the other to reduce the time necessary for light to traverse it and thus to make that time coincident with that of the beam in the transverse arm of the instrument. In 1905 Einstein propounded a special, limited theory of relativity with the express purpose of clarifying the aberration problem, to which end he adopted Lorentz's theory" (PMM 378). The result of the Michelson-Morley experiment lies at the core of Einstein's theory of special relativity; "It's two vitally important, revolutionary conclusions were (1) that 'it is impossible by any experiment to detect uniform motion relative to the ether', (2) that energy and mass are equivalent, expressed in the now famous equation e=mc<sup>2</sup>. This attempt to circumvent the impasse created by the negative results of the Michelson-Morley experiment derived from a kind of neo-Berkeleyism, which made it appear that the material nature of real objects changed in relation to the position of the observer. Thus the logical conclusion of the Lorentz hypothesis is that physical objects change their size, that the duration of any process varies in length according to the observer's position. ... Clearly, then, length, breadth, depth and even time itself are not inherent properties of spatial objects but variables related to the position and motion of a particular observer. ... We must give up the idea of taking a God's eye view of the world. Thus, it had been supposed that the earth must be moving through the luminiferous ether, fixed in absolute space; but experiments had not revealed any such motion. Einstein wrote: 'According to this theory there is no such thing as a 'specially favoured' (unique) co-ordinate system to occasion the introduction of the ether-idea, and hence there can be no ether drift, nor any experiment with which to demonstrate it'. (PMM 408). </br></br> Michelson was, in 1907, the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in the sciences.. In: The American Journal of Science, vol. 31, no. 185, pp. 377-386. The entire issue offered here in original printed wrappers, very light wear to the spine strip and extremeties with a few chips, otherwise fine and unmarked. Rare in such good condition

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        Milwaukee. - Erinnerungsbuch an Amerika-Reisen des Hamburger Ehepaars Sophie u. E. Seelmann..

      Milwaukee, Detroit, New York und Hamburg, 1885/1901.. 132 Blatt mit 89 Einträgen, rotbrauner Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Goldprägung und dunkelgrüner Papierauflage auf beiden Deckeln, im Zentrum Goldprägung "Autograph" (vorn) u. "E. & S(ophie) Seelman" (hinten), Goldschnitt, 15 x 23 cm,. Gutes Exemplar. Aufwendig gebundenes Erinnerungsalbum an wohl zwei Amerika-Reisen. Enthält Einträge aus Milwaukee (32), Detroit (9), New York (16), Hamburg (16) sowie einige von Schiffsbekanntschaften, die sich u.a. während der Überfahrt mit dem HAPAG-Dampfer "Graf Waldersee" eintrugen. Die Reisen galten vor allem dem Besuch von zahlreichen ausgewanderten Verwandten des Paars, darunter verschiedene Kinder, Enkel, Nichten etc.; einige Einträge sind mit "Liebe Sophie" oder "Liebe Tante Seelmann" überschrieben. Offenbar war das leere Album ein Geschenk an die Reisenden, das Deckblatt mit kolorierter Bleistiftzeichnung einer Blüte und Eintrag "A Remberence of C. H. Miller, Detroit July 6, 1885". Alle Seiten rundum mit fünffacher farbiger Einfassung versehen.

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        Voyage en Orient par L'Archiduc Rodolphe d'Autriche. Traduit de l'allemand. Illustratios d'apres les dessins de Franz von Pausinger (Originalausgabe 1885).

      Vienna, Imprimerie de la cour er de l'etat / Paris, Librairie de l'Art (J. Rouam), 1885.. Roter Original-Ganzleinenband im Großformat 39 x 29 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie goldgeprägter orientalischer Ornamentik auf dem Vorderdeckel; Hinterdeckel mit Blindprägung. Illustrierte Vorsätze mit goldgeprägten Leinenbezügen. Französische Ausgabe des opulent illustrierten Reiseberichtes über die Orientreise des österreichischen Kronprinzen Rudolf im Jahre 1881 (Titel der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe: Eine Orientreise vom Jahre 1881). Mit 36 ganzseitigen Haliogravuren (die Haliogravüre bzw. Haliogravur war zu Zeitpunkt des Erscheinens des Bandes ein gerade erst entwickeltes Edeldruckverfahren) mit faszinierenden Motiven, zahlreichen Holzschnitten im Text sowie einem ganzseitigen Bildnis Rudolfs (Holzschnitt) als Frontispiz). Ferner mit 167 Textseiten.. Der Einband etwas berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Seiten überwiegend etwa fleckig (vor allem Ränder), so auch die Haliogravur-Seiten, partiell etwas stärker (Haliogravuren selbst ohne Flecken). Etwas beanspruchtes, aber noch gutes Exemplar des überaus seltenen, aufwendig gestalteten Prachtbandes, der im Originaleinband sonst kaum noch erhältlich ist. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Fachliteratur: Geographie und Länderkunde).

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        Critique Sociale. Tome premier: Capital et travail. Tome second: Fragments et notes.

      Paris, Felix Alcan, 1885.. 2 volumes in-12, demi-percaline maroquinee violine a la Bradel de l'epoque, dos ornes, pieces de titre de veau rouge, x, 276 p. et (4), 372 p., planche frontispice. Rare premiere et unique edition du principal recueil de textes de Blanqui, editee a titre posthume et ornee d'une planche heliogravee en frontispice de la statue de Blanqui par Jules Dalou. "Le plus important des ouvrages de Blanqui. Recueil de manuscrits d'economie politique et sociale classes par Blanqui en 1872 en vue d'une edition. Ernest Granger, le colligeur, y a joint - conformement au desir exprime par Blanqui a sa soeur - d'autres manuscrits traitant du 'cooperatif', une foule d'autres ecrits economiques et sociaux et sous le titre 'Avis au lecteur' des lignes datant de mai 1869 et juillet 1870 servant de preface. Granger a lui-meme redige un 'Avant-propos' " (sur cet important ouvrage, cf. Dommanget, 'Les idees politiques et sociales d'Auguste Blanqui', p. 409). Revolutionnaire non marxiste, anti-positiviste radical, apotre de la Revolution et du renversement de l'ordre bourgeois par la violence, Auguste Blanqui passa plus de trente annees en divers lieux de detention pour ses activites politiques. Il peut etre considere comme l'un des principaux fondateurs de l'ultragauche francaise. Tres bon exemplaire, bien relie a l'epoque..

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        China and the Roman Orient: Researches into their ancient and mediaeval relations.

      Leipsic, Munich, Georg Hirth, 1885.. 8°. With 1 color. map, 1 b/w fold-out map and 2 fold-out facsimiles. XVI, 329 pp., 1 l. Half cloth binding with marbled edges. First Edition. Erste Ausgabe. - Friedrich Hirth (1845 in Gräfentonna - 1927 in München) war ein deutsch-amerikanischer Sinologe und Historiker. Er studierte in Leipzig, Berlin und Greifswald (Diss. 1869). Von 1870 bis 1897 stand er in Diensten des chinesischen Seezolls. 1902 wurde er auf den neu gegründeten Lehrstuhl für Chinesisch der Columbia University in New York City berufen.. Lining age-toned. 1 stamp of a library on the lining and the half-titre, 3 stamps of a library and a handwritten shelf mark on the title page. Paper foxed. Fold-out map dog-eared.

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        Schlesien. Eine Schilderung des Schlesierlandes. Erster Band: Mit 44 Stahlstichen und 51 Holzstichen von Theodor Blätterbauer. Zweiter Band: Mit 27 Stahlstichen und 55 Holzstichen von Theodor Blätterbauer. Dritter Band: Mit 10 Stahlstichen und 46 Holzstichen von Theodor Blätterbauer.

      Glogau, Carl Flemming, o. J. [um 1885].. 3 Bde. VIII + 384 + 4, VIII + 410 + 6, VIII + 415 + 5 S. Goldgeprägter OLwd.. EA. Mit allen Tafeln und Abbildungen. - Ebd. etw. berieben, leicht stockfleckig, Besitzsign. (dat. 1897), leichte Gbrsp. Sehr schöne Expl.

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        'The Huguenot Society of London'.

      . Farblithographie b. Maclure & MacDonald in London, dat. 1885, 52 x 36,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Zertifikat für Herrn Dr. Du Rieu ausgestellt 1885 (Gründungsjahr der Huguenot Society of London). - Über dem Zertifikat das Massaker der Bartholomäusnacht im Jahre 1572 in Paris. - Rechts daneben Landung der Hugenotten in England. - Mittig dazwischen 2 Wappen und die Bibel. - Unten links die Widerrufung des Edikts von Nantes im Jahre 1685.

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        Die Welt im Kleinen für die Kleine Welt. Ein Bilderbuch zu Lust und Lehr' für Mutter und Kind. In Friesen nach Original-Aquarellen von Woldemar Friedrich, Carl u. Johannes Gehrts, Adolf v. Grundherr, Julius Kleinmichel, Carl Röhling, Franz Simm, Hermann Vogel.

      Stuttgart, Weise, (1885).. Gr.-4°. Mit zahlr. Abbildungen auf 16 chromolith. Tafeln. 15 nn. Bll. Farb. illustr. OHln. (angestaubt, fleckig, beschabt u. bestoßen).. Wegehaupt 3573 (mit Abb.). Nicht bei Schug, Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch.- Selten! Einzige Ausgabe dieses künstlerisch sehr aufwendig gestalteten Anschauungsbilderbuches.- Papier etw. gebräunt, stellenweise etw. braunfleckig, ein kl. Einriß geklebt.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster & Co, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / Mixed State. Copyright page dated 1884. Frontispiece with Photogravure Co NY below. Illustration "Him and another man" listed on page 87. "With the saw" listed on page 57. Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Page number 155 with last 5 falling below the line. No signature mark 11 present on page 161. Final leaf blank. Green cloth boards. Illustrations by E.W. Kemble. {ref: BAL 3415}. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear, rounded corners. Fraying at the spine, name at the front endpaper dated 1884, foxing.

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        Modes et usages au temps de Marie-Antoinette. Livre-Journal de Madame Eloffe. Ouvrage illustre.

      Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1885,. 4to. Mit beinahe 200 Illustrationen, davon 110 (recte 111) Taf, 68 koloriert. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 3 Bl., 483 S.; 2 Bl., 540 S., 2 Bl. sowie 8 Bl. Musikbeilage. Hldr. d. Zeit m. dekorativer Goldprägung v. Deckeln u. Rücken. Goldschnitt.. Großartiges historische Modegeschichte aufgrund des Journals der Schneiderin Marie-Antoinettes, in welchem diese für verschiedene Empfänger des Hofes Stoffe mit Preisen notierte, ausführlich erläutert und illustriert mit kolorierten Stichen (v.a.Mode u. Kopfbedeckungen, aber auch Kutschen, Korsett, Accessoires, Portraits, Möbel) sowie einigen mont. photograph. Reproduktionen u. Abb. in Kupfertiefdruck. - Tome I: 1789-1790. Tome II: 1790-1793. - Einbände besonders am Rücken berieben, beim 2. Band geringer Verlust d. Leders an der Oberkante u. unten an d. Geleken, Ecken bestoßen. Exlibris auf fliegendem Bl. verso. Vereinzelt im Rande schwach fleckig.

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      Charles L. Webster and Co.,, New York: 1885 - First Issue with the following issue points: frontis with cloth visible under bust of Twain and Heliotype, page 13 incorrectly listing "Him and another man" on p.88; p.9 with "Decided" uncorrected; page 57, 11th line from bottom reads "with the was"; p. 143 missing "l" from "Col." at top line, with broken "b" in body at line 7; page 155 without the final "5"; leaf of pages 283-284 is a cancel. Christmas inscription dated 1915 on front free endpaper. A very beautiful copy of the great American classic showing only some minor wear a few tiny spots to the front board, rubbing and bumping along the bottom edge of the back board. BAL 3415 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Ansicht von Wien vom unteren Belvedere aus mit dem Schwarzenbergplatz und dem Hochstrahlbrunnen]

      Wien, um 1885. Farblithografie nach J. Varrone, Bildausschnitt (mit Bordüre) 45,5 x 64 cm, Blattgr. 54 x 70 cm. Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, nicht bei Paulusch, Ikonografie Österreichs. Der aus Mailand stammende Landschaftsmaler Johann Varrone (eig. Giovanni Varoni, 1832-1910) ist einem breiten Publikum vor allem durch eine gemeinsam mit Ladislaus Eugen Petrovits in den 1890er Jahren mehrfach aufgelegten Serie von 50 Ansichten von Wien und Umgebung bekannt, seine Künstlersignatur findet sich links unterhalb des Brunnens. Der Hochstrahlbrunnen am Schwarzenbergplatz, anlässlich der Fertigstellung der 1. Wiener Hochquellwasserleitung am 24. Oktober 1873 in Betrieb genommen, dominiert den Bildmittelpunkt, links im Vordergrund die Karlskirche dahinter der Musikverein und die Staatsoper, rechts wohl Teile der 1910 abgerissenen Heumarktkaserne, dahinter der noch nicht eingewölbte Wienfluss und der Stadtpark. Die Stadtsilhouette wird beherrscht von den beiden Kuppeln der Hofmuseen, dem neuen Rathaus (1883 vollendet), der Votivkirche und dem Stephansdom; mit der weißen Fläche unterhalb der Darstellung wirkt das Blatt wie ein Probedruck einer dann nicht weiter ausgeführten Urkunde oder eines Plakates; alt auf schwarzes Leinen aufgezogen, etwas knittrig, sonst von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung; kein weiteres Exemplar bekannt!

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        Ein in seiner Studierstube sitzender Astronom in Renaissancekleidung zeigt auf eine hängende Armillarsphäre, von rechts nähert sich der grinsende Tod mit einem Totenschädel, dazu astronomische Instrumente, Himmelsglobus und ein Buch.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, sign. und dat. "R. Hieronymi 1885", 30,5 x 22,5 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVII, S. 61; Nagler Bd. 2, S. 442. - Der Maler und Restaurator Robert Hieronymi war Schüler u.a. von Ed. Steinle am Städelschen Institut in Frankfurt a.M. - Alt montiert.

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        Allgemeines historisches Porträtwerk: Eine Sammlung von über 600 Porträts der berühmtesten Personen von c. 1300 - 1840 (Phototypien nach den besten gleichzeitigen Originalen: mit biographischen Daten) (3 Bände) - Bd. I und II: Staatsmänner und Feldherrn/ Bd. III: Berühmte Frauen - Verschiedene.,

      Verlagsanstalt für Kunst und Wissenschaft; 1885/ 1890. - 150 Porträts; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 5800

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885-1886. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885-1886. First Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. 584; 647, [1] pp. Bound in full publisher&#39;s green cloth. Fine

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        Collection of vintage photographs of Zanzibar.

      Zanzibar, c. 1885.. 10 original photo prints. Various formats (c. 215 x 154-10 x 78 mm), some mounted on cardboard and captioned in English.. Fine collection of photos showing Zanzibar under the rule of Barghash bin Said. The Arabic dynasty of the Al-Saids ruled Zanzibar until the revolution of 1964. Barghash (1837-88), second Sultan of Zanzibar, was the son of Said ibn Sultan (1791?-1856), the last of the dynasty whose empire included not only Muscat and Oman, but also Zanzibar, where he had established his capital in 1840. Upon Said's death in 1856, quarrels ensued among his heirs, and his realm was divided: his third son, Thuwaini, succeeded him as Sultan of Muscat and Oman; and his sixth son, Majid, became Sultan of the wealthier Zanzibar, after whose death Barghash became Sultan. - These remarkable photos include various views of Zanzibar from the sea, street scenes, the Sultan's palace, and two trade portraits of Sultan Barghash bin Said. - Some chipping to cardboard. A few photos show signs of fading or insufficient fixing, but most are in excellent condition, with rich, crisp contrast.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Russkie Bogatyri - Glavnejschie russskie byliny (Russische Helden - Die wichtigsten russischen Sagen. Wiedergabe für die Jugend),

      Sankt Petersburg, Ausgabe A.F. Debriena, 1885,. Sankt Petersburg, Ausgabe A.F. Debriena, 1885,. verm. Erstausgabe, 4°, 136 S. mit zahlr. s/w-Illustr, schönem Buchschmuck und 8 chromolithographische Farb-Illustr. auf Tafelseiten von N.N. Karasina, Text: Alt-Russisch, farbig illustr. original Halbleinen-Einband mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung, die Einbandecken leicht berieben, innen teilweise fingerspurig, schöner alter Rundstempel auf der Copyright-Seite, sonst altersgemäß gut und vor allem: vollständig (prez)

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