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

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-6 - 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's deluxe brown half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with patriotic shield tools, brown cloth sides, portrait roundel to each upper board, marbled endpapers and edges Extremities and cloth sides a little rubbed, small split to front free endpaper of volume 1 at top edge of hinge, mild offsetting from portrait frontispiece in vol. 1, and some spotting to portrait frontispiece in vol. 2, a few quires standing a little proud, but overall very good condition. 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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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition. Octavo, original publisher's decorated green cloth. A near fine copy with just a touch of rubbing. With the following BAL points for the first edition: Copyright 1884; first state of p. 13; second state of title; The frontispiece is first state, with Heliotype Printing Co. stated and cloth under the bust clearly showing; Him and another man listed at p.88; first state of p.57 printed "with the was"; first state of p. 155, third state of p. 283. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell chemise box. A very sharp copy of this literary highspot.Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.

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        THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

      London: John Slark, 1885. First and third frontispieces foxed, slight rubbing at few joints, contents fine. Limited to 200 copies (this no. 161) Three volumes. xxviii, 451p; vii, 456p; xv, 443p. Frontispiece in each volume. Edited and revised with notes and memoir by William Michael Rossetti. Bound in full red crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine titles and gilt coats-of-arms on upper and lower covers

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        Face and Foot Deformities

      London J & A Chuchill 1885. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Scattered light foxing. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xvi, 195pp. With illustrations of new appliance for the cure of Birth-Mark, Club-Foot, etc.

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volumes I and II

      Charles L. Webster & Company, New York 1885 - First edition, half-leather binding. Volume I published in 1885, 584 pages. Volume II published in 1886, 647 pages plus a listing of Errata from Volume I. Ulysses S. Grant is arguably one of the most important Generals in U.S. History, at times referred to as "the man who saved the Union" for both his military leadership and his subsequent service as the 18th President of the United States. Some believe that Mark Twain assisted Grant in the final days of writing these memoirs shortly before his death in 1885, others say they are "pure Grant" and Twain only assisted in the publication. Either way, these memoirs are a critical part of understanding Ulysses S. Grant from the time of his earliest military service during the Mexican War, his subsequent military service including his time on the West Coast and in California, up through the end of the Civil War. *** DESCRIPTION: this set is the half-leather version with the medallions in gilt on both front and back of boards and a gilt rule bordering the leather and cloth, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, two different frontispieces showing Grant in his youth and middle age, several maps (some folding) and reproductions of documents throughout. *** CONDITION: The set is overall in very good+ to near fine condition, both textblocks are solid and square, the hinges in Volume II are strong, front hinge starting in Volume I, all boards have little to no scuffing, both volumes are entirely free of prior owner markings and the interior is entirely free of foxing. Condition issues that prevent us from grading near fine include the front hinge of Volume I as referred to above, a very small one-quarter inch tear where the cloth meets the bottom left leather corner on the front board of Volume II, and the gatefold facsimile of Lee's surrender after page 496 of Volume II having several short tears which is common as it was printed on extremely fragile paper. A lovely set overall of this critical piece of U.S. history. *** CITATION: Mentioned in Mullins & Reed, 12, which states "Bruce Catton places Grant's Memoirs on the top of his list of Civil War classics.Ralph Newman states: 'No Union list of personal narratives could possibly begin without the story of the victorious general.'". *** POSTAGE: International customers please note that this is a heavy set and some additional postage may apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Tesoro di San Marco in Venezia Illustrato da Antonio Pasini Canonico della Marciana. [Plates and Text Volumes (Volumes 1 & 2), Bound as One]

      Ferdinando Ongania., Venezia. 1885 - Very good. Ex-library (with only two stamps to show for it). Modern binding of black half-morocco and marbled boards. Five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Marbled paper to covers shows light shelf wear. Marbled endpapers. Abrasion to front patedown where it appears a bookplate has been removed. Library stamp of 'Armstrong College, King Edward VII School of Art, Newcastle on Tyne' to half-title page. Small stamp concealed with tip-ex to blank frontispiece verso. Very lightly foxed. Frontispiece and title page lightly dust marked and with the odd dusty thumb mark to the edge of several other leaves. There are is a carefully repaired nick to the edge of a couple of text leaves. All edges gilt. Italian language text. xx, 153pp, plus 13 unumbered plates throughout first volume and 89 numbered plates for volume two. A well conserved, very nicely bound and sturdy volume. LIMITED EDITION. No. 639. Unica Edizione di Seicento Esemplare. Finito di Stampare in Venezia XXV Aprile 1887. Edizione di soli seicento esemplari numerati. Plate volume dated 1885, text volume - 1886. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meyer's Commentary on the New Testament: Critical and Exegetical Hand-Books (In 10 Volumes)

      New York : Funk & Wagnalls , 1885 . Hardcover . Good /No Dust Jacket . 2.25" x 6.5" x 8.75" Tall . Used. In Good condition. Ten books in a 12 Vol. Set. In Good condition. Cloth binding is worn from age. Extremities frayed, rubbed and some corners are skinned. Clean interior and sound binding. Some of the volumes have rear hinges starting. Because th

      [Bookseller: Christian Pages - Used and Rare Christia]
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        La Regenta.

      Barcelona, Daniel Cortezo y Compañía, 1884-1885 ["Biblioteca Arte y Letras"]. - Dos tomos en 4to.; 527 pp. y 592 pp. Ilustraciones entre el texto de Juan Llimona y Bruguera, grabadas por Enrique Gómez Polo. Primera edición. Encuadernación original en tela estampada, diseñada por Francisco Jorba. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Witch’s Head. In three volumes. Vol. I [-III].

      Hurst and Blackett 1885 - FIRST EDITION, somewhat stained and soiled (from handling), pp. [vi], 295, [1]; [vi], 303; [vi], 334, [8, ads], 8vo, original cloth, silver lettering on upper covers and on spine, rebacked, preserving original spines, slightly defective, especially vol. iii, corners worn, ex-library with labels removed from upper cover, revealing the extent to which the cloth has darkened, accession numbers in ink discernable on spines, contemporary ownership inscription of S.H. Cairnie on half titles, blue ink-stamp of the Rosario Book Club on titles, sound The scarcest of Rider Haggards novels - in any condition. There have only been 4 copies (1 of them, the Sadleir-Martin copy, appearing thrice) at auction in over 30 years, all of them variously discoloured, rubbed, &c. The Witch’s Head is ‘a hotchpotch of manners, morals, autobiographical ruminations, and excursions into the grotesque. When the hero is forced to escape from Britain, Haggard sends him to Africa, and, immediately, the piece takes on a brilliance not evident elsewhere. Now writing from the heart, Haggard found his true milieu, and readers were enthralled by this new adventure story set in a strange, uncharted, mesmerizing part of the world’ (ODNB). (Scott 3; Whatmore F2)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Mit dem Blitzzug von Paris nach Constantinopel. Le train-express d'Orient entre Paris et Constantinople." Farb. lithogr. Spielfeld mit zentraler Ansicht von Wien, umgeben von 80 Stationen.

      Stuttgart, Munk und Reichert für Weise, [um 1885/90]. - Blattgröße 480 x 577 mm. In vier Segmenten auf Trägerkarton aufgezogen. Sehr reizvolles, seltenes Brettspiel des für seine Bilderbögen bekannten Stuttgarter Verlegers Weise, produziert wohl bald nach Einrichtung der Orientexpreß-Bahnlinie, die seit 1883 zwischen Paris und Istanbul verkehrte. In der Mitte eine größere Ansicht von Wien mit dem Stephansdom, umgeben von 80 Spielfeldern mit Reiseszenen und Ortsansichten (darunter so bedeutende wie Pasing). - Ränder knapp beschnitten, teils etwas gebräunt. Aus der Sammlung des Schweizer Industriellen Herry W. Schaefer.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        IN THE TRADES, THE TROPICS, & THE ROARING FORTIES

      Henry Holt 1885 Wear to extremities. Binding not tight; around the world in the good ship Sunbeam; Wood engraving; 8vo; 532 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        L' Ornement Polychrome deuxieme serie. Cent vingt planches en couleur or et argent. Art ancient et asiatique moyen age, renaissance, XVII, XVIII et XIX siecles. Recueil historique et pratique avec des notices explicatives publie sous la direction de M.A. Racinet.

      Libraire de Firmin-Didot et cie 1885 - 2nd series. 9 of 10 volume set. Missing volume 8. Folio. 39 cm. Publisher's red pebbled cloth, with gold lettering. Plates unbound, as issued. Vol. 1 binding split, vol. 2 partially split, else good. Wonderful chromolithographic architectural plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Old Scottish Regimental Colours

      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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        MORTALIDAD EN LA PRIMERA INFANCIA. Sus causas y medios para atenuarlas. Obra premiada por la Sociedad Española de Higiene en el concurso público del año académico de 1884.

      Tip. Hispano-Americana, Madrid 1885 - "19'8x13'6, 259p. Enc. en muaré con escudo de la Casa Real y dedicatoria "A S.M. la Reina Regente" en dorado, cortes dorados, lomo det. (falta parte de la seda)." 1885

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        Karma: A Novel

      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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        THOMAS BEWICK'S WORKS

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1885-87. Some rubbing and wear, but a most attractive set in appropriate and charming bindings. Memorial Edition limited to 750 copies signed by the publisher (this no. 253) Five volumes. Volumes I and II: British Birds; Volume III: History of Quadrupeds; Volume IV: Aesop's Fables; Volume V: Memoir. Bound in quarter tan morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and each with two Bewick vignettes in gilt in the panels

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        THE CONGO AND THE FOUNDING OF ITS FREE STATE [2 VOLUME SET] A Story of Work and Exploration

      Harper & Brothers 1885 Boards a bit sunned and lightly soiled. Volume I: Hinges cracked and map at rear loose but present. Internally NF including maps and with binding tight ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 528, 483 pages

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company,, 1885. With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. Square octavo. Original green pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gold and black. Illustrated throughout with 173 text illustrations after E. W. Kemble, photogravure portrait of Clemens by Karl Gerhardt. Cloth fresh and bright, inner hinges intact, text clean, spine ends just a little rubbed, more strongly at foot, else a fine copy. First American edition, first printing, first issue. The traditional issue points on this book are now known to be excessively complicated. The first printing of 30,000 copies was done using electrotype plates, produced simultaneously on different presses, hence minor variations within the first printing due to damaged plates. Only three substantive changes were introduced after the first printing: at p. 13 the erroneous page reference "88" was changed to "87"; at p. 57 the misprint "with the was" was corrected to "with the saw"; and at p. 9 the misprint "Decided" was corrected to "Decides" (this last change overlooked by Johnson, Blanck et al.) These are the only points to distinguish between the first two printings, and our copy has all three in first state. Of the traditional issue points, this copy has the cancel p. 283 with the suggestive illustration cleaned up, as always in cloth copies. The frontispiece is in the first state with the table cloth visible and unsigned on the finished edge of the bust, but this was separately printed and inserted in copies at random, and so has no bearing on priority. The final digit in the page number 155 is from a different fount. Copies were issued in leather bindings (sheep or three-quarters morocco), in blue cloth for those who wanted it uniform with Tom Sawyer and, as here, in green cloth. There is no priority between them: all were first available to the public on the same day in February 1885.

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton

      Boston. R.H.Hinkley Company. n.d. circa 1885. Uniquely bound in ornate decoratively embossed full pigskin. Intricate paneled fleural motifs in high relief to front and rear covers. Embossed fleural motifs to spine. Raised bands. Embossed titles. Top edges gilded. Imprinted upon hand-made paper. Tall 8vo. 6.5" x 9.75". This edition limited to 550 numbered copies of which this #308. Printed D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, Boston. Illustrated throughout with 16 duotone plates and further by page decorations in red. A sumptuously designed binding encases this elegant production of Milton's collected works. Very mild rubbing to extremities. Very mild, occasional foxing to prelims. One corner well bumped. A Fine, stunning set.

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        [Broadside]: T.F. Gilbert, Jr. Popular Shoe Store. Ladies', Gents', Misses' and Children's Fine Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Rubbers. Slippers &c. Grand Assortment at Bottom Prices. John J. Lattermann's Fine Shoes for Ladies'. 68 1/2 Main Street, Hempstead, L.I

      J.S. Nugent & Co. N.Y.: J.S. Nugent & Co.. [circa 1885]. Large broadside. 18" x 24". On thin tabloid-style paper. Old folds, small tears and stains, and small tears, age-toning to the paper, but overall in remarkably nice, very good condition. The text surrounds a wonderful trade mark wood engraving of The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe and her brood. Undated but the printed seemed active around 1885. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition, first issue of Mark Twain's masterpiece. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth. Subscribers who had already purchased Tom Sawyer, and wanted a binding to match, were invited to request a blue cloth binding on Huckleberry Finn instead of the publisher's green. This is one of those blue bindings—20 times rarer than the green. In near fine condition with the lightest of shelfwear to the extremities. An exceptional copy. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since." Huck has been called "the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction" (Legacies of Genius, 47).

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        PRINCE OTTO

      1885. A Romance. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. 32 pp ads dated April 1885. Original blue-grey cloth decorated in red. First Edition, which consisted of only 1000 copies. PRINCE OTTO is one of Stevenson's least-known works, and perhaps rightly so.~It is an uneasy piece of fiction,... The morality of the story, which Louis himself considered to be at its heart, is lost in a dense whimsicality which fails to capture an authentic atmosphere, either imaginary or real. [Calder]~This copy has ads dated April 1885, one of several dates to be seen in this book (January, April, July); however, the book was not actually published until November, so the variation in ad dates was undoubtedly due to the binder randomly using up surplus ad catalogues, rather than being a measure of precedence.~This is a very good-plus copy, with minor ruffling of the spine ends (but no fraying or nicks); there is very little of the usual sunning of the spine. The original floral endpapers are firm and uncracked; the front paste-down bears an armorial bookplate. In our experience this is one of the toughest Stevenson first editions to find today in decent shape. Beinecke 329; Princeton 27.

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

      Third Printing Very good- in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with a black on gilt title box on the spine and gilt decorations and black embossing on the front board. The end sheets are the original light tan paper with a small prior owner's stamp on the front paste down. The cloth at the lower tips of the boards and at the head and heel of the spine is worn and rubbed through with the cloth at both the head and heel of the spine fraying. There is also a rent to the cloth of approximately 1/2" at the fore edge of the rear board. The binding is beginning to loosen but both hinges and joints show no cracking or separation. There is however minor separation between the frontispiece and the tipped-in photographic bust of the author. This volume is a third printing based on the revised engraving on page 283 which is bound in. Additional points are as follows: the 1885 title page is not a cancel; the copyright page is dated 1884. Page 13 shows "Him and another Man" correctly listed on page 87. The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 is correctly written as "with the saw" instead of "with the was". The second "5" of "155" on page 155 is slightly larger. Page 283 is not a cancel but a corrected engraving. The fronticeportrait is tipped in with no tablecloth visible. (BAL 3415; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121)Our code number = TB22097

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        Russisch-Central-Asien nebst Kuldscha, Buchara, Chiwa und Merw. Deutsche Ausgabe bearbeitet durch H. von Wobeser.

      Lpz., Ferdinand Hirt, 1885. - 3 parts in 2 vols. 980+(4) pp. With fold. col. map, frontisp. portrait, 4 double-page woodcut plts, num. woodcut ills. from photogr. Index. Hardcover. Or. decor. brown cloth. VG/--. (Old bookseller's label on pastedowns, Russian postage stamp on pastedown of 1st vol., few scattered lib. stamps, incl. cancellation stamp on titles). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        Nineteenth Century Japanese Erotic Apparatus Catalog, hand-colored illustrations, circa 1885

      unknown: Unknown, 1885 (Place not known) Japan, circa 1885, by my estimate; possibly as early as 1827, by others. Octavo, 17 pp, light brown wraps, wraps and pages probably of rice paper. Stitched binding. Creasing of covers, some peripheral wear, some apparent light soiling to covers. About very good. Text in Japanese; therefore I'm unsure of the exact vintage or character of this piece - but it is striking in its two pages of hand-colored illustrations of what are apparently erotic apparatus articles for sale. A singular piece for the erotica collector. Please see scans. L38n

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        Illustrations of women's Sokuhatsu hairstyle

      illustrated and published by Izumo Jinshichi Japan: illustrated and published by Izumo Jinshichi. "Meiji 18, [i.e. 1885]". "Woodblock broadside showing 13 different hairstyles made possible with hair tonic, each with descriptive text; approx. 20"" x 14"", originally folded and preserving the original printed fukuro; small chip from the upper left corner (not touching and letterpress or illustration); all else fine. Apparently an advertisement for Japanese hair tonic. Sokuhatsu is a women's hairstyle, introduced from the West in the Meiji period - a ""swept-back hair with the bun [knot, chignon] at the back of the head."" "

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        Picturesque Old Bristol. A series of. etchings by Charles Bird, With Notes by John Taylor.

      Bristol: Frost and Reed 1885 - No. 3 of 25 Artist’s proof copies, seventeen volumes (of 26), being parts 1-5, 10, 11, 14, 16-22, 24 and 25, folio. 35 etched plates signed by the Artist, some browning and marking to the text leaves only. Original paper wrappers with a further illustration to the upper wrappers, part 1 with the covers detached and torn otherwise all in generally good state, all but the first two parts marked "No. 3. Artist’s Proofs" and numbered in Bird’s hand to the top of the upper wrapper.

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        Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Special Virginia Edition

      New York: H. H. Hardesty Publ., 1885. Book. Good. Hardcover. Good condition with spine issues but internally clean and tight. Massive work with enormous amount of textual and statistical data, biographies of all presidents to date, election vote counts since 1810, drawings of the signers of the Declaration of Independence w/bios, history of the Virginias and eminent Virginians, chronological tables of the battles of the civil war, history of Augusta County, VA where the f/o name on fep T Rush of Steele's Tavern are both listed (pps 419-420) along with price $15 ($330 in today's money) as book given to member of f/o's family also a prominent Virginian, 422pps total including 44 full page sketches, 12 scriptural maps in colour, full page, 72 copper plate colour maps mainly of American states, full pages, mostly f/o and bound so each can be removed easily for framing, a rare volume which comprises these many maps and sketches (with signatures of all presidents and signers), 15" x 11" (double for maps that fold out), a true treasure as other copies have far fewer maps and fewer pages. Book has attractive gold emblem design in middle of front cover; spine is missing and will be rebound shortly. Oversized and very heavy..

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Limited Edition. Extra-Illustrated

      London:: John C. Nimmo,, 1885. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback Extra Illustrated Edition LIMITED TO 120 COPIES FOR THE UK AND 80 COPIES FOR THE US. THIS IS No. 48. In quarter leather binding with tipped-in illustration front board. This extra-illustrated edition was specially designed for collectors to either take from or add to the illustrations so it was issued unbound, but folded and collated. there are 50 steel plates, designed by T. Stothard, R. A., James Inskip, Edward Hassell, Delamotte, Binkenboom, W. Hixon, Sir Francis Sykes, Bart., Pine, &c., and engraved by well-known engravers. Also 6 Original Etchings and 2 Portraits, as well as 74 Engravings on Wood by various eminent artists. With a Practical Treatise on Flies and Fly Hooks, by John Jackson, with 10 Steel Plates colored, representing 120 Flies, natural and artificial. With Publisher's description tipped-in front paste-down. Mild scuffs spine. 4to. xv, 445 pp. + "Treatise on Flies and Fly-Hooks" and 10 Color Plates.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Deja Vu Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: setantabooks]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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