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        Description of the Maxim Automatic Machine-Gun; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, April, 1885.

      London: Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1885 - 18 plates. 8vo, pp.163-302, original printed tan wrappers; wrappers mottled but generally good, internally very good. The paper on the Maxim occupies pages 167-197 and 8 of the plates; this being the first announcement of the invention. Other papers include a Blooming Mill at the Ebbw Vale Works, & Experiments on Riveted Joints. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (w. Curved Fly)

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First edition. Very Good. Original publisher's half-morocco binding with marbled edges and end papers, rebacked to style. A first printing copy according to MacDonnell with "Huck Decided" on p. 9, "Him and Another Man" listed as being on page 88 in the list of illustrations, and "with the was" on p. 57. With the exception of those three points, the remaining states of various leaves do not indicate a later printing. This copy contains: the title leaf conjugate (BAL state 3); the portrait frontispiece with "Heliotype Printing Company," but tablecloth not visible (BAL state 2); p. 283 conjugate with a definitely curved fly (BAL state 1); p. 155 printed as "15" (BAL state 1); and retaining the final blank (typical for leather-bound copies). A few closed tears to early pages, short contemporary gift inscription on front blank, portrait frontis trimmed and rear end-paper on a stub. & & Extremely scarce in the publisher's morocco and with the first state of Uncle Silas' trousers. Of the 30,000 first printing copies, only approximately 500 to 600, were ever bound in the publisher's half-morocco binding. A keystone in the canon of American literature, Ernest Hemingway called it "the best book we've had." Very Good.

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        Two Very Early Dated Original Photographs of the Vancouver Waterfront Taken Before the Incorporation of Vancouver and the Great Fire of 13 June 1886].

      1885 - 3 June 1885. Two gelatin silver prints, each ca. 11,5x18 cm (ca. 4 ½ x 7 in). Pencil captions on verso, mounted in a recent mat. Both images with tears on the upper margins; one with the old tape stain and upper left corner broken, but the contrast and clarity are still very good. Overall good photos. Very early photos of Vancouver, taken before the city incorporation (6 April 1886) or the Great Vancouver Fire (13 June 1886). The upper photo shows "Burrard Inlet & Moodyville from Granville" with the North Shore mountains in the background, the lower one - "Burrard Inlet from Granville" looking east toward the Hastings mill and town site.

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        Karma: A Novel

      Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall, 1885. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. 8vo. (6),311,(1);(6),333,(1)pp. Dark blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Cloth is bubbled and stained, especially on the rear panels; some foxing; but a very good copy of a rare book. Important occult title by one of the early Theosophists, an acquaintance of Madame Blavatsky, and onetime President of the London Lodge.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's SHEEPSKIN. The book has the earliest First Issue points according to BAL "Frontispiece of Twain with cloth visible under bust, "Page 9 Chapter VI "Huck Decided" instead of "Decides" "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly on p.88 rather than Page 87, "Page 57, 11 lines from bottom "with the was" rather than "with the saw" "Page 155" with the 5 missing "Page 143 First word, the letter "L" missing from "Col". A magnificent copy. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with some restoration along the spine and edges. The pages are clean with new matching endpapers and a few stains to several pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in the publisher's scarce sheepskin material. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JARDINE'S THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY - 40 Volume Set

      W.H. Lizars, and Stirling and Kenney, London - Complete 40 volumes in The Naturalist's Library. Ex-library. All in good or better condition - all have library pockets on front endpapers with date of July 1 1885. Published dates 1833-1842. All have library spine stickers and some wear to covers but bindings tight and secure, all plates intact. See photos for more appearance. Includes Entomology volume 1-7; Ichthyology volume 1-6; Ornithology volume 1-14; and Mammalia volume 1-13. Please contact for more information and photos. Price includes priority mail insured in US; international please obtain quote before placing order. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mansfield Park

      Richard bentley & Son 1885 - 1885 edition in near fine condition, half leather, four raised bands, marbled page block and endpapers, binding is very firm, there is a chip to the corner of rear boards and toning to the title page from the illustration on facing page, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. In Two Volumes.

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-6 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with patriotic shield tools, brown cloth sides, portrait roundel to each upper board, marbled endpapers and edges Boards very lightly rubbed at extremities, some small marks to cloth of volume II. An excellent set. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of Volume II. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant's prose: ". this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885-1886. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. 584; 647, [1] pp. Bound in publisher's DE LUXE three quarters pebbled brown morocco, gilt medallion central piece on upper covers, all edges marbled. Some light scuffing to spines, in all a very attractive copy

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        The History of Freemasonry: Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc. 3 Volume Set

      Edinburgh T C & E C Jack [1885]. G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Covers rubbed and marked with wear to spine edges. Corner stains to prelims of volume 1. Occasional light foxing Reprint Red hardback half-leather cover 290mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). 504pp; 502pp; 502pp. Heavy set, extra shipping charges will apply outside UK.

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        Three Documents

      Washington 1885 - 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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        MUSKOKEE OR CREEK FIRST READER (NAKCOKV KERRETV ENHVTECESKV)

      Mission House, 25 Centre Street, New York 1885 - 48 pp. Original brown board covers are worn, edges and corners bruised. The original leather backing is now largely worn away, leaving intact the cloth undergirding. The covers are partially detached, and three large pieces of black electrical tape have been used for reinforcement. On the ffep there is an ink inscription mentioning "Robertson", but the initials are obscured, the place "Muscogee" and the date Oct 23, 1889. See accompanying photo. The text is clean and tight. First published in 1856, this 1885 edition is not mentioned in Pilling 'Bibliography of the Muskhogean Languages'.

      [Bookseller: Albion Bookstore]
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        A Monograph of the Hirundinidae or Family of Swallows. 2 volume set

      G : in good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib. Library stamp on reverse of and at margin of each plate. Bookplates First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). lxvii; [400pp] + plates. 103 hand-coloured plates. Published: 1885-1894.

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        ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO-EPILEPSIE

      1885. Paperback. Very Good. RICHER, Paul. ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO- EPILEPSIE. Paris: Adrien Delahaye et Emile Lecrosnier, 1885. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. xv + [1] + 975 pp. + 1 pp. table of plates/errata. 8vo., green wrappers printed in black, chipped, rear wrapper missing. Spine split in numerous places, front wrapper detached, bookblock separated into sections. Text complete, all ten engraved plates, superbly executed and depicting patients in the throes of seizures, present and in very good condition, only one having a touch of foxing. One plate is folding. 197 b/w illustrations in the text. As is. Richer, a student of Charcot (to whom this edition is dedicated), was director of the clinic for nervous diseases at the Salpetriere.

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        "A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments. Now entituled: The book of a thousand nights and a night - with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men.../ by Richard Burton [complete in 17 volumes]"

      "[London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888]" "[London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888]", 1885. Limited Edition. "Physical description: 17 v. : fronts., plates. ; 24 cm. " "Limited edition of 1,000 numbered sets, of which this is no. 616. Good to very good copies in the original cloth. Title-printed spine labels, slightly edge-worn. Varying degrees of wear and fraying to the spine bands. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. "

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        Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,, 1885-6. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original brown half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with patriotic shield tools, brown cloth sides, portrait roundel to each upper board, marbled endpapers and edges Engraved portrait frontispiece, one etched plate and one folding facsimile to each, 47 full-page plans in all, folding map at the rear of Volume II. Contemporary ownership inscription to each front blank. Binding slightly rubbed at the extremities, contents toned. An excellent set. First edition. Mark Twain was resounding in his praise of Grant's prose: "... this is the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase-makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts." That Twain was essentially the publisher of the work should not entirely devalue his judgement. Grant's autobiography sold over 300,000 sets and has remained continually in print since its first appearance.

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        Viviane.

      E. Giraud & Cie 1885 - - E. Giraud & Cie, Paris _1885, 14,5x22,5cm, broché. - Edition originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Sully Prudhomme. Ex-libris en regard de la page de faux-titre. Quatre petits accrocs restaurés et un infime manque marginaux sur le premier plat. Rare. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mansfield Park

      Bentley, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 1885. 413 pages. No dust jacket. Pages have Light tanning, with very faint foxing to the flyleaves. Shadowing to the title page from the frontispiece. pages from from inscriptions. Occasional light thumb marking to the margins. Boards have light shelf wear to the edges, with slight bumping to the spine ends and corners. The backstrip has been sunned. Minor scuffs to the board surfaces. Small chip to the marble page to the back board fore-edge.

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        A History of British Birds, with Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs

      [London: Published for the Author by R. H. Porter, 1885]. First edition. 4 volumes extended to 7 vols., 8vo. 68 colored lithographic plates of several hundred varieties of bird eggs PLUS 290 additional Illustrations of the Birds. Half green morocco and green cloth, gilt spines, t.e.g. Some minor rubbing to extremities. Zimmer, p. 568 . The work was issued in six parts from 1882-1885, with the beautiful volume of plates accompanying the last two parts (volume III) in 1885. Zimmer calls this "a debatable work on the life histories, habits, breeding, distribution, variation and classification of British birds. A considerable amount of first-hand information is given from field observations, and the work is valuable for these..." The extra plates made up from first edition of Morris's Birds of Great Britain

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        Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska in Response to the Resolution of the House of Representatives of December 11, 1884

      Washington: Government Printing Office. 1885. First Edition; Med. 4to; pp. (iv), 695; coloured frontispiece, folding map, twenty plates (many of Eskimos and two hand-coloured, of birds) and numerous plans and in-text drawings, index, original black cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, gilt on spine faded hinges a little weakened otherwise a very good clean copy. The report of the expedition, under the command of First Lieutenant P.H. Ray during the years 1881-83, includes a narrative and results of studies in meteorology, ethnography, natural history, magnetism and tidal motion. The War department specified that "careful attention will be given to the collection of specimens of the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms.

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        1810 XII 1813 General Staff & Infantry

      New York 1885 - Image Size : 335x395 (mm), 13.125x15.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 435x380 (mm), 17.125x15 (Inches), Printed in Color, Lithograph

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments. Now entituled: The book of a thousand nights and a night - with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men./ by Richard Burton [complete in 17 volumes]

      [London] : Printed by the Burton club for private subscribers only, [1885-1888] - Physical description: 17 v. : fronts., plates. ; 24 cm. Limited edition of 1,000 numbered sets, of which this is no. 616. Good to very good copies in the original cloth. Title-printed spine labels, slightly edge-worn. Varying degrees of wear and fraying to the spine bands. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 15 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Se-quo-yah, the American Cadmus and modern Moses : a complete biography of the greatest of redmen, around whose wonderful life has been woven the manners, customs and beliefs of the early Cherokees, together with a recital of their wrongs and wonderful progress toward civilization (Sequoia)

      Philadelphia : Office of the Indian Rights Association ; Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation :, 1885-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st edition. xviii, 244 p. : 3 plates + 3 port. (incl. front. Hardcover. Green cloth. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes 3719.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1885

      John Wisden & Co. 1885 - Twenty-second edition. Rebound in old half morocco over marbled boards, without original wrappers. Spine rubbed and starting to crack, date in gilt to label on spine. Page edges dyed green. A good copy.

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        ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO-EPILEPSIE

      1885 - RICHER, Paul. ETUDES CLINIQUES SUR LA GRANDE HYSTERIE OU HYSTERO- EPILEPSIE. Paris: Adrien Delahaye et Emile Lecrosnier, 1885. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. xv + [1] + 975 pp. + 1 pp. table of plates/errata. 8vo., green wrappers printed in black, chipped, rear wrapper missing. Spine split in numerous places, front wrapper detached, bookblock separated into sections. Text complete, all ten engraved plates, superbly executed and depicting patients in the throes of seizures, present and in very good condition, only one having a touch of foxing. One plate is folding. 197 b/w illustrations in the text. As is. Richer, a student of Charcot (to whom this edition is dedicated), was director of the clinic for nervous diseases at the Salpetriere. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      Charles L. Webster 1885 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in signature. This First Edition book has the original boards that are in nice shape with light wear to the spine and panels. The binding is tight, and the panels are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles Webster, 1885 - FIRST EDITION, A FINE COPY, of Twain's masterpiece; one of the cornerstones of American Literature. ALL THE ACCEPTED FIRST STATE POINTS for cloth copies. Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble, photogravure plate of a portrait bust by Karl Gerhardt (first state). With the following state points: page 13 incorrectly lists "Him and another man" on p.88; p.57, 11th line from the bottom reads "with the was"; final "5" missing on p. 155; p.283 a cancel; frontispiece with cloth visible and Heliotype imprint; copyright page dated 1884. BAL 3415. NEW YORK: CHARLES WEBSTER, 1885. Octavo, original green cloth gilt; custom slipcase and chemise. Front hinge tender, a few small spots of wear to extremities. Gilt bright, cloth clean. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Works of Joseph Wright, ARA commonly called Wright of Derby

      Derby: Bemrose & Sons, 1885. First biography of Wright of Derby by William Bemrose of Derby. No 134 of the subsribers' edition with subscriber's pencilled notes to fep and half title. Etchings, plates and woodcuts. Unique biograhical information including lists / prices of sitters, catalogues for sale, etc. Clean, tight and bright - an excellent copy of an almost unavailable work. x, 130.. First Edition. Publisher's Cloth Gilt. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With 174 Illustrations.

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with all points required for the earliest cloth-covered editions). Octavo pp 366. Elegantly bound in full dark green morocco leather, raised bands with gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers with inner gilt dentelle. Original cloth cover and spine bound in at end. Frontispiece and portrait of Twain bust with tissue guard. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. A little light spotting to prelims, but pages clean. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather bindin; has McBride's three essential points for a first issue: page 9 - "decided" not "decides", page 13 - "Him and another man" listed at page 88 and page 57 11th line from the bottom - "with the was". Additional points according to Blank: title page is second state, (a cancel); state 1 is unknown and noted only in the prospectus. Illustration at page 283 (Silas Phelps fly) is third state (a cancel); first state only occurs in the sheepskin issue, second state only exists as an excised leaf in a prospectus and set of advanced sheets. Page 155 - the last "5" is larger; Blanck makes no statement whether this or with the final "5" lacking is the first or second state. This copy has the final blank and the portrait is first state with the scarf visible and the Heliotype Company imprint. A fine copy, attractively bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Webster, New York, 1885., 1885. First Edition, Early issue with the following points; The title-page is a cancel (i.e. pasted in at the hinge). In the list of illustrations Him and another man is incorrectly listed as p.88. On page 57 the 11th line up reads 'with the was' instead of 'with the saw'. Page 283 the line of Silas Phelp's trouser flies is a straight line and the page is a cancel. The portrait frontispiece shows the tablecloth on which the bust rests clearly. According to the Bibliography of American Literature by Joseph Blank the earliest inscription noted on a Huck Finn is March 10. The Boston Athenaeum received their copy on March 9. Square octavo. Occasional light foxing, tear to tissue over portrait. Original green pictorial cloth, head of spine and tear at hinge skilfully repaired. Corners bumped. Very good.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION HELD UNDER AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE AT SIOUX FALLS, DAKOTA, SEPTEMBER, 1885. A.J. EDGERTON, PRESIDENT. JOHN CAIN, SECRETARY

      [Sioux Falls, Dakota: Sioux Falls Leader, 1885].. [2],77pp. printed in double columns. Quarto. Later pebbled cloth. Near fine. The statehood movement in Dakota Territory began in the late 1870s and proceeded fitfully for the next few years, with those in the northern part of the territory, as well as Democrats, generally opposing statehood, and Republicans and those in the south generally in support of the movement. The result of this 1885 convention was a compromise, framing a constitution and providing for the election of state officers, but not making any provisions that might offend the federal Congress in Washington when it considered statehood for the territory. The constitution that emerged from this 1885 convention, however, was the same one (with very minor changes) that was adopted in 1889 when South Dakota became a state. The constitution itself is printed on pages 60-77, the names and home counties of the 111 delegates to the convention are also given, and the daily proceedings of the convention are related in minute detail. This official journal of the proceedings of the 1885 Constitutional Convention, then, is one of the earliest printings of the South Dakota constitution. We can locate a total of thirteen institutional copies of this scarce account of the 1885 journal of the Dakota Territory convention. ALLEN, DAKOTA 336. STREETER SALE 2079. OCLC 8127560.

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        Germinal. A realistic Novel

      London: Vizetelly and Co. 1885, 1885. First UK edition. 8vo. 2pp. preliminary ads + 464pp. + 24pp. ads uncut dated April 1886. Publisher's gilt decorated and titled brown cloth. Minor edgewear and bumping to spine ends, very good indeed, sharp, clean and handsome. Internally clean, floral endpapers. An attractive copy of Zola's complex tale of the harsh lives of poverty stricken coal miners and their loves, hates and jealousies.

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        Memorial History of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880. 4 vols

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1885, - WINSOR, Justin, (ed.) The Memorial History of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880 . Edited by Justin Winsor, Librarian of Harvard University. Issued under the business superintendence of the projector,Clarence E. Jewett. In Four Volumes. Volume One: The Early and Colonial Periods, Volume Two: The Provincial Period, Volume Three: The Revolutionary Period and The Last Hundred Years (part one), Volume Four: The Last Hundred Years (part two) and Special Topics. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1885, 1882, 1882, 1886. I: Pp. (6),[i]-xxxii,[1]-596,(4), double-leaf colourmap frontis., 11 p. of plates and maps (with tissue guards); II: Pp. (4),[i]-lviii,[1]-577,(3), frontis., + 11 p. of plates and maps (with tissue guards); III: Pp. (2),[i]-xii,[1]-691,(5), frontis., + 9 p. of plates and maps(1 of which is a double-leaf map; with tissue guards); IV: Pp. (4),[i]-x,[1]-713,(5), frontis., + 7 p. of plates (with tissue guards). Includes myriadtextual illustrations and signature facsimiles. Large 8vo, half pebbled black leather with marbled boards, five gilt-tooled raised bands and lettering to spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An extensive chronicle of the first two hundred and fifty years of the history of one of the most important cities in the northeastern United States - home to the business eliteof the region, and an area where much of the revolutionary zeal was born. Volume One: Contents: Part 1: Prehistoric Period and Natural History: 1. Nathaniel Southgate Shalers "The Geology of Boston and Its Environs"; 2. JoelA. Allen's "The Fauna of Eastern Massachusetts"; 3. Asa Gray's "The Flora of Boston and Vicinity". Part 2: Early History: 1. George Dexter's "Early European Voyagers in Massachusetts" (with an illustration of a norse ship, and plenty of information on the Cabots, Verrazano, et al); 2. Winsor's "TheEarliest Maps of Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor" (with examples of Cosa's Map, Stephanius's Map, Fernando Columbus's map, the French Map, Lok's Map, Hood's Map, Wytfliet's Map, Champlain's Map, Lescarbot's Map, John Smith's Map, Jacobsz's Map, and Governor Winthrop's sketch of the coast); 3. Charles Francis Adams Jr.'s "The Earliest Explorations and Settlement of Boston Harbor". Part 3: The Colonial Period: 1. Samuel Foster Haven's "The Massachusetts Colony"; 2. Robert C. Winthrop's "Boston Founded"; 3. George E. Ellis's "The Puritan Commonwealth"; 4. Henry W. Foote's "The Rise of Dissenting Faiths"; 5. Charles C. Smith's "Boston and the Colony"; 6. Ellis's "TheIndians of Eastern Massachusetts"; 7. Smith's "Boston and the NeighboringJurisdictions" (with autograph facsimiles of La Tour and d'Aulnay, among others); 8. Thomas W. Higginson's "From Winthrop's Death to Philip's War"; 9.Edward E. Hale's "Philip's War"; 10. Charles Deane's "The Struggle to Maintain the Charter of King Charles the First, and its Final Loss in 1684"; 11. Henry H. Edes's "Charlestown in the Colonial Period"; 12. Francis S. Drake's "Roxbury in the Colonial Period"; 13. Samuel J. Barrows's "Dorchester in the Colonial Period"; 14. Drake's "Brighton in the Colonial Period"; 15.Mellen Chamberlain's "Winnisimmet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point in the Colonial Period"; 16. Winsor's "The Literature of the Colonial Period"; 17. J. Hammond Trumbull's "The Indian Tongue and Its Literature"; 18. Horace E.Scudder's "Life in Boston in the Colonial Period"; 19. Edwin L. Bynner's "Topography and Landmarks of the Colonial Period"; 20. William H. Whitmore's"Boston Families Prior to 1700". Volume Two: Contents: The Provincial Period: 1. Whitmore's "The Inter-Charter Period"; 2. Ellis's "The Royal Governors"; 3. Higginson's "French and Indian War"; 4. William F. Poole's "Witchcraft in Boston"; 5. Hale's "Lord Bellomont and Captain Kidd" (includes an autograph facsimile of Sarah Kidd); 6. Alexander McKenzie's "The Religious History of the Provincial Period"; 7. Smith's "The French Protestants in Boston"; 8. George M. Towle's "Franklin, th [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untitled (26 Broadway)

      Etching. Signed in pencil. Image measures 12 1/8" x 5 1/2". This beautiful etching depicts the entrance to 26 Broadway, otherwise known as the Standard Oil Building after its original occupant. Built in 1885, the building was renovated in 1921-1928 by Thomas Hastings almost to the point of being unrecognizable. This print dates to shortly after this rebuilding and shows the elaborate vaulted entrance with a globe-shpaped lamp and carved decoration. A number of cars and people stand outside, all dwarfed by the massive size of the entrance. Strong contrasts of black and white in the etching enhance the building's dramatic architecture. The print is a dark impression in excellent condition. Earl Horter was an American etcher and illustrator who concentrated on urban scenes, particularly of New York and Philadelphia. He was strongly influenced by avant-garde art of the period, particularly Picasso, and became well-known as a collector as well as an artist. His work earned him a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1978. This print is a striking example of his work.

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        LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD [caption title]

      [New York. ca. 1885].. Broadside, 8 x 5 1/2 inches. Old fold lines. Repaired at folds on verso with tape. Minor wear. Good. Circular handbill promoting the forthcoming Statue of Liberty and soliciting contributions toward a base and pedestal for her placement. The circular has a woodcut picture of the statue, declaiming it as a "new Wonder of the World" and describing it in grandiose terms, and giving a brief history and description. For the contribution of a dollar, the subscriber will receive a six-inch replica of the statue, and for five dollars, a replica a foot tall. There was great difficulty at the time raising funds for the completion of the pedestal, which almost sank the whole project. The pedestal depicted in the woodcut is similar to the final version as built, but differs in many details. A rare and ephemeral piece.

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        Darktown Fire Brigade. The Foreman on Parade

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1885 - One of the "Darktown Fire Brigade Series": with the sub-caption, "De gals all mire me so much dey makes me blush." (CURRIER & IVES) 17-1/2 x 13-1/2 including margins. Hand-colored lithograph. Archivally backed with mending tissue, repairing two corners and a few slight marginal tears without loss; else fine and bright. Peters 222

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        [LETTER] Autographed Letter, Signed

      Washington, D.C., 1885 Autographed Letter, Signed. 3pp., on letterhead of "Headquarters Army of the United States." Fine condition. Washington, D.C. June 24, 1885. A fine letter, written and signed by Sheridan to "My dear Col. Dudley." At the time, Col Dudley was stationed at Fort Custer, Montana. Sheridan mentions one Lucius Campbell, "one of my old Army scouts" and asks for any "consideration extended to him permissable by the rules of the service." "He would like to get a permit long enough some time this summer or fall to come East. If his service can be spared I would be glad if you would give it to him. Congratulating you on your promotion." Colonel Nathan Augustus Monroe Dudley had a long and distinguished career (with some inconsequential misdeeds), including the service during the early Sioux wars, the Utah Expedition, Civil War, service in Arizona and New Mexico, the Lincoln County War, the Apache troubles of 1880-81, etc. In 1885 he was promoted to colonel of the 6th Cavalry, stationed at Fort Custer, Montana. It is to Fort Custer that Sheridan writes. .

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        Pl. 27 Kolokolo-Kuahiwi

       An extremely detailed hand-colored lithograph of a native Hawaiian flower by Mrs. Francis SInclair, published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in 1885. Overall this print measures 10.4X14.5". This print is of superior quality, and in good condition with bright crisp paper and radiant coloring. Some foxing, staining and creasing in margins.Isabella McHutcheson moved to Hawaii after her marriage in 1863 to her cousin Francis Sinclair. Their family were the first European settlers to live on the island of Ni`ihau. Isabella was the niece of Elizabeth McHutcheson Sinclair who had famously bought the island of Niihau from King Kamehameha IV for $10,000 in gold in 1864. Isabella was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1840 and from a very young age she showed a real artistic proclivity. Part of her childhood was spent in New Zealand where she first acquired an interest in botany as well. During the years that her husband Frank ran the family ranch, Isabella Sinclair occupied her time collecting botanical specimens, painting watercolor sketches of the plants, and preparing a collection that eventually became a book: "Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands." She took a specific interest in the plant life of the Waimea and Olokele regions which she compared to the New Zealand species she was familiar with. She painted a series of watercolors and identified each specimen with its botanical name (provided by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker), natural habitat setting, Native Hawaiian name and blossoming period. This book was the first in existence to feature color plates of Hawaiian flowers and plants. With 44 color plates in all the book was an exquisite cross section of  Native plants. 

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