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        Les Kama Sutra, Manuel d'Erotologie Hindoue

      Paris: Privately Printed for Isidore Liseux, 1885. Limited edition #67/220 copies for private distribution only, translated from the English edition (Benares, 1883) by Isidore Liseux. 274pp., printed by Charles Unsinger, 274pp., handsomely bound by Pierson in 3/4 tan morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, brown and blue contrasting morocco spine labels gilt, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. A very handsome copy with just a hint of finger soiling to binding.. First French Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Indoor Paupers

      Chatto and Windus, 1885. Hardcover. Good. Collectible First Edition of East London workhouse inmate John Rutherford's ca. late 19th-century account of life in the Poplar Union Workhouse - notable for being the only book-length account of life in a workhouse ever written by an inmate. Given its inflammatory allegations of workhouse officers' misconduct, the publisher agreed to keep both the author - designated "One of Them" on the front panel and title page - and the the workhouse anonymous, and only a decades later investigation of the Chatto and Windus archives revealed them. Limited copies were printed in late 1885, and the book was never reprinted by the publisher. Extant copies today are thus ultra rare. (Note that the attached image of the Poplar Union Workhouse does not appear in the text.) Bound in publisher's tan cloth with front panel pictorial of open doors to workhouse interior stamped in black. Collation: [i-iv] 1-123 followed by 30-page publisher's title list. Complete as issued. Somewhat tight, unmarked copy with light shelf wear, cigarette burn to front panel, superficially split front hinge and several slightly loose signatures. Faint floral odor. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

      [Bookseller: Midnight Books]
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      Edinburgh [and] London William Patterson 1883-1885 - Bound as 6 volumes. A nice uniform set from Patterson’s Library of New England Novels. Each title-page for the various sections has a small bust portrait of Hawthorne within an engraved oval frame. 8vo, presented in handsome contemporary bindings of three-quarter sea-blue morocco over marbled boards, the spines with simple raised bands ruled in blind, four of the compartments with small gilt floral tool in the centers, two with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. A very handsome set, well preserved, the contemporary morocco in very well preserved with only a bit of light mellowing to the extremities, the text-blocks clean and fresh, no foxing, all very sound and solid. A VERY PLEASING COLLECTION OF HAWTHORNE'S MOST IMPORTANT WRITINGS. This set of Hawthorne’s greatest works is composed of printings from Patterson’s uniform "Library" editions, all very nicely bound. The dates of these printings coincide with Houghton’s edition of Complete Works printed in Boston, of which there was no British counterpart. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Contes de La Fontaine

      Paris - Jouaust, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound set of the famous French fabulist Jean de La Fontaine's Contes, or Tales. The numerous works of La Fontaine fall into three traditional divisions: the Fables, the Contes and the miscellaneous works. Of these the first may be said to be known universally; the second division, his tales, are known to all lovers of French literature, but the rest of his writing, with a few exceptions, is practically forgotten. With many attractive engraved plates by Boilvin, all with their original tissueguards. Bound by Riviere & Son. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half crushed morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart with some minorshelfwear, most noticeably to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages areverybright and clean. Partially erased inscription to verso of front free endpaper of volume one. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      1885. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1885. Original blue cloth, beveled. First Edition, first printing (which consisted of 1000 copies). Stevenson began writing these verses as early as 1881: supposedly after perusing through Kate Greenaway's BIRTHDAY BOOK FOR CHILDREN, he observed "These are rather nice rhymes, and I don't think they will be difficult to do," and then proceeded to try his hand at them. It is hard to believe that the author of DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE and THE BODY-SNATCHER also wrote these sprightly juvenile rhymes. The book is dedicated to Alison Cunningham, "Cummy," his childhood nurse-maid.~The spine lettering of this copy includes an apostrophe shaped like the digit "7", and the word "OF" slightly smaller than any other in the title; other copies have a curved apostrophe and an even smaller "OF." This is the more common state (priority, if any, unknown). (The top edge is gilt, with the others uncut, which is the usual, primary state.)~This is a near-fine copy, with faint soil or darkening of the cloth but with scarcely any wear. A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES is becoming increasingly scarce in collectible condition. Beinecke 193; Princeton 20A copy 3; Prideaux pp 35-39.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Original Albumen Image. Cree Native Male in Traditional Clothes, "Red River Cart", & Decorated Teepees. From an Album of Related Images Dated 1885

      Western Canada: Frederick Steele & Co. [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. Original 19th Century Albumen Image. Mounted on thin card 10 1 / 2" X 5 8 / 16" Image is 7 3 / 16" X 4 1 / 8". Original Albumen. Cree Native Male in Traditional Clothes, "Red River Cart", & Decorated Teepees. [From an album of related images : Photographer: Unidentified [Steele & Co.] Original 19th Century Albumen Image. Also see our images of Prairie CPR 1885, Teepees in Boreal Forest, Native Male & Teepees] Photographer: Steele & Co. 1880's..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Natives & Birch Bark Teepees in Forest Setting

      Western Canada [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. Original late 19th, early 20th Century Albumen Image. Image is 7" X 4". Original Albumen. Natives & Birch bark Teepees in Forest Setting. Photographer: Unidentified [Frederick Steele & Co.] [From an album of related images : See our other images: Prairie CPR 1885, Native Male & Teepees, Gathering at Teepee] Original late 19th, early 20th Century Albumen Image..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Original Albumen Image of 10 Cree People, 1 White Man, "Red River Cart", & Decorated Teepee / Sweat Lodge. From an Album of Related Images Dated 1885

      Western Canada: Frederick Steele & Co. [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. Original 19th Century Albumen Image. Mounted on thin card 10 1/2" X 4 1/4" Image is 7 3/8" X 3 3/4". Original Albumen of 10 Cree People, 1 White Man, "Red River Cart", & Decorated Teepee / Sweat Lodge.From an album of related images dated 1885: Also see our images of Prairie CPR 1885, Teepees in Boreal Forest, Native Male & Teepees] Photographer: Steele & Co. 1880's..

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        RESULTS OF ORNITHOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN THE COMMANDER ISLANDS AND IN KAMTSCHATKA. Department of the Interior U.S. Bulletin No. 29 of the United States National Museum

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885.. 1st Edition; 382pp, plus 8 plates (majority coloured). 7 illustrations in text and one sketch map. Half bound with leather corners and spine and marbled boards. Gilt titling and marbled end papers. This work has been divided into three parts: (1) a review of the species of birds collected or observed on the Commander Islands and at Petropaulski, Kamtschatka ; (2) a synopsis of the birds reported to inhabit Kamtschatka, and (3) conclusions. Ex SPRI library but other than cancelled library stamp on half title no other library markings. The title page calls for 9 plates whilst the list of illustrations calls for 8 plates so I believe this was an error in the half title page. A very rare book recording the bird life found in Kamtschatka and the surronding Islands in the 1800s.

      [Bookseller: Polar Books]
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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant (First Edition)

      New York & London: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. New York Charles L. Webster & Co. 1885 First Edition Hardcover - in full sheep binding professionally relaid spines in tan morocco ;red and gold titles. Bright and tight handsome set. No foxing. Marbles endpapers and marbled edges. 584 +647, Indx in Volume II, With 49 maps and illustrations, including two steel-engraved frontispiece portraits and two etched views, all with tissue-guards. Also with the dedication from Grant in holograph facsimile. This set also includes the publishers original advertisement leaflet, showing the cost of the books in different bindings.. First Edition. Full Sheep Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        The Dictionary of Needlework Encyclopedia of Artistic Plain and Fancy TATTING 6 volumes

      AW COWAN C1885, LONDON - The Dictionary of Needlework Encyclopedia of Artistic Plain and Fancy Needlework dealing fully with the details of all the stitches. Illustrated with upwards of 1200 Wood Engravings and coloured plates Gold gilt illustrated edges, thousands of examples of needlepoint, different patters in needlepoint Illustrated several color plates with raised surface on paper similar to impressions made by notary public seal. Extremely vivid and bright images. DATE PUBLISHED: C1885 EDITION: SECOND ED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      Alaska & Washington, D.C. 1885-1889.. 7pp. Two folio and two quarto documents. Old folds. Some light wear and soiling. Very good. Two letters and two manuscript documents relating to seal hunting and breeding grounds on St. Paul and St. George Islands in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. The two letters concern Treasury Agent Abial P. Loud, who served as a special treasury agent in the Pribilof Islands (formerly the Northern Fur Seal Islands) from 1885 to 1889. The first letter, written from St. George Island in August 1889, testifies to the upright and unimpeachable character of Capt. Loud; the second is addressed to Loud informing him of the steamer schedule leaving San Francisco for the islands. The two manuscript charts record facts about sealing on the islands. The first is titled "Distribution of Proceeds from Fur Seal Taken on St. Paul's Island 1885." It records a total of 84,670 seal skins taken at forty cents apiece, and twenty sea lion skins. The names of seventy- five men who received payouts are listed, starting with first class, and the amounts descending from there. Most of the men have very Russian-sounding names. The second chart is entitled "Measurement of Breeding Rookeries, St. Paul Island," and it records the seal count as noted by two different individuals, the first in 1872 and then 1886. The names of twelve rookeries are listed, measuring the sea margin, the total area in feet, and the total number of seals (estimated from the size of each rookery, allowing for two square feet per seal). The second recorder, in 1886, notes that the area assigned each seal - two square feet - is inadequate and thus the numbers assigned by his predecessor are enlarged slightly. A fascinating collection of documents from this far- flung region.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        OKLAHOMA! Politically and Topographically Described -- History and Guide to the Indian Territory

      Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, Kansas City, 1885, 1885 Book. Very Good. Hardcover.. First Edition. 12mo gilt-stamped & decorative blind-stamped tan colored cloth (bibliographies also cite an edition in wrappers). 150pp. Illustrated with many engravings. Also there is a page reproducing the "Certificate of Membership in Osburn's Oklahoma Colony" (its constitution is printed in this book).Two pages of advertising (E. C. Cole's Real Estate, Kingman, Kansas, and Bank of Kingman, each a full page). Lists of Schools & Teachers (5 pp.). We have laid in a facsimile copy of the rare, original color-toned map, engraved by the publishers. Howes indicates that this map was not issued in all copies (perhaps they were removed because they were not attached). The title page continues, "Biographical Sketches of Capt. David L. Payne, W. L. Couch, Wm. H. Osborn, and others -- A Complete Guide to the Indian Territory, Illustrated with Map, Hunting and Fishing Grounds, by (authors)." E. E. Dale, in his bibliography of the range cattle industry, says of this book: "A small volume prepared especially for the purpose of advertising the lands known as 'Oklahoma' and to urge their opening to settlement. Interesting and valuable as a contemporary account of conditions in the Indian Territory and along the border but must be used with care because of its frankly controversial character." The bias of this book is indicated with one of the headings: "Railroads and Cattle-Kings Dictating to Congress". Contents include portions of treaties & gov. docs, newspaper reports & "Oklahoma Stories" taken from them. As with regional books of this nature printed in this era, each extant copy may be missing a plate or two that will be found in another copy, and vice versa. In this copy "Camp Alice", facing p56, was absent & a facsimile from another copy has been tipped in. Condition: a very good copy. There is a small dimple on the back cover with loosening of threads around it (pencil diameter). Very slight soiling to the cloth. The signature/gathering following page 16 is pulled a little from the binding & is slightly loose. One of the rarest of all Oklahoma books & published when the Boomers were becoming bold in their suit to open lands for white settlement. Herd 1140, Howes J3, Rader 2032, Graff 2174, Hargrett Gilcrease Imprints p290 ("excessively rare")..

      [Bookseller: Gene W. Baade Books on the West]
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        The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1885. To which are added those of his companions. 3 volumes, small octavo (180 × 117 mm). Contemporary tree calf, green and red morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplate to front pastedowns, inscription to binder's front blank, spines a little rubbed, an excellent set. Author's revised edition. First published in 4 volumes in 1828. A handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 - 1st edition. xviii, 244 p. : 3 plates + 3 port. (incl. front. Hardcover. Green cloth. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes 3719. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Types et uniformes. L?armée françáise. I: Etats majors. Ecoles. Infanterie. Cavalerie; II: Armes spéciales. Corps indigènes. Corps auxiliaires. Marine. [TWO VOLUMES IN ONE]

      Paris, Boussod, Valson et Cie, 1885-89.. Two volumes bound in one. Oversized imperial folio, measuring 37 x 49cm. Complete with all 60 chromotypograph plates, printed on different paper, bound in. Pp. 128, plus 32 colour plates; 116, plus 28 colour plates, (10) indices printed in red and black and illustrated, (2) colophon printed in red and black, set within full-page plate with several studies and large armorial decoration. Title-page to each volume, printed in red and black, with large armorial vignette; half-titles present, additional illustrated title to volume II. Large illustrated initials, small chip to lower blank margin of one leaf, nick to few others, all well away from text. Hardcover, recased in contemporary handsome three-quarter red calf and cloth over boards, blind ruled sides, spine in compartments between raised bands, gilt lettered and decorated, cloth inner hinges, first free endpaper creased. In fine condition. A most attractive copy. - - First edition. A remarkable enterprise, reproducing a total of 346 original drawings, made between 1883 and 1888. Originally published in 16 instalments. Édouard Detaille (1848-1912). Accompanied by text by Jules Richard (1888-1910).

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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      New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885.. Small quarto. Olive cloth, ruled and lettered in black, decorated in gilt and silver. Head and toe of spine slightly frayed, short, shallow surface split toward toe of spine, but an unusually bright, very good copy. First edition. This indexed, annotated collection of parallel English and French translations also includes an essay by Hearn on the Creole idioms of Louisiana. Two of his other hack commissions published by Coleman are featured in the terminal ads. BAL 7914.

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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Biblia Pauperum: Conteynynge Thirty And Eight Wodecuttes Illustrating The Liif, Parablis, and Miraclis offe Oure Blessid Lord & Saviour Jhesus Crist, With the Propre Descrypciouns therof extracted fro the Originall Texte offe John Wiclif, Somtyme Rector of Lutterworth. Preface by the late Very Reverend Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D., Dean of Westminster

      New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son, 1885. Limited ed. Vellum. Very Good. 5 3/4 x 8 inches. Illustrated with Woodcuts. Text is easily legible, woodcuts are crisp and clean. Gift inscription from previous owner on endpaper (1884-1953), possibly of Northampton, MA, on the occasion of his first Christmas. Interior pages are uncut with some chipped and tears to edges, some foxing spots and smudges. Pages are wavy to the touch. Endpapers have some foxing and smudges, small tear to paper on front hinge Number 90 of a limited edition of 375: "This edition consists of three hundred and seventy-five copies printed for America by Unwin Brothers, of London, England". "Imprynted atte the sign offe The Grasshopper, bye Unwin Brothers, The Gresham presse, inne Little Bridge Street, inne the parish offe S. Anne's, Blackfriars, and to bee solde bye T. Fisher Unwin, atte hise shop inne Paternofter Square, inne the Citie offe London, England". Top page edge rouged. Bound in contemporary full vellum binding with gilt cober design and gilt lettering and design to spine with two working engraved metal clasps. Cover corners are lightly bumped. Spine ends and corners are rubbed with small tears. Covers lightly soiled. wear to joints. A scarce title.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
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        Le Pape. Vingt et une compositions dessinées et gravées par Jean-Paul Laurens

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1885. Livre. Illus. by Jean-Paul Laurens. Très bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Édition illustrée. Paris, A. Quantin, 1885. 32 x 24 cm (R), in-4, 109 pp. - 21 gravures à l'eau forte hors texte, reliure de l'époque de demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs ornés, double filets sur les mors et les coins, tête dorée, entièrement monté sur onglets. L'un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon, premier papier, contenant trois états des planches, dont l'un en bistre (n° 23). Tirage total à 300 exemplaires. Ex-libris gravé de Adrian Corrodi (historien suisse, également connu sous le nom de Adrian Corrodi-Sulzer). Très bel exemplaire, bien relié. (VICAIRE, IV, 358-359 ; MONOD, 6173).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Franco-Prussian War: Its Causes, Incidents, and Consequences. With the Topography and History of the Rhine valley

      London: William Mackenzie, n.d. (c.1885)., 1885. 2 volumes; 4to. Contemporary red full straight grain morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spines, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Numerous engraved portraits, folding maps; section on the Rhine with 23 fine steel engravings. A very handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      2 bd. (1: Kapitalens Produktionsproces. Oversat efter Originalens tredje Oplag. 2: Kapitalens Cirkulationsproces. Udgivet efter Forfatterens Død af Friedrich Engels). Kbhvn.: N. Cohens Bogtrykkeri 1885-87. 473+VII; 363 s. Bind 1 indbundet i samtidigt halvpluviusin med guldtryk på ryggen, bind 2 heftet i det originale trykte omslag, let revet i kanterne.. Socialistisk Bibliotek. Udgivet af Det socialdemokratiske Arbejderparti i Danmark, bind 4 + 5.Første danske oversættelse af Kapitalen's første 2 bind.First Danish edition of 'Das Kapital', translated from the German edition published in Hamburg 1883 and 1885

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The Works of Jane Austen. Comprising: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

      London: Geoge Routledge and Sons, Limited, n.d. (c.1885)., 1885. 5 volumes; 8vo. Complete. Handsome contemporary binding by Bickers in half vellum with twin tan title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers, and edges. Frontispiece illustration to each volume, decorative letter pieces and cartouches. A touch of foxing to first and last blanks; spines and labels a bit dulled; joints solid, creased, starting at volume 1. Small initials to paste downs and neat inscription to f.f.e.p. of one volume. Content nice and tight.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      London: Cassell & Co, 1885. First edition, first issue. Very Good -. A Very Good- copy with all first issue points: p.10 - "Bamamgwato"; p.122 3rd line up - "let twins to live"; p.307 footnote, second to last line - "wrod." Ads dated 8.85. Spine cocked and sunned, hinges professionally tightened, spotting and staining to binding, mostly at the extremities and early owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Internal contents of book quite clean and generally tight. One of approximately 1000 copies of the first issue and quite scarce in the original cloth. Reportedly written very quickly as a bet that the author could write a book half as good as Stevenson's "Treasure Island." The first English adventure novel set in Africa and a foundation of "Lost World" literature. Additional images available upon request. Very Good -.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Stam- en Wapenboek van Aanzienlijke Nederlandsche FamiliÎn, met Genealogische en Heraldische Aanteekeningen; 3 Vols

      Groningen: J.B. Wolters. 1885. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes, complete (1885-90). Folios, leather-backed cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations, clean unmarked texts, 359 + 415 + 502 pp., illustrated with 104 chromo plates, Very Good set, minor foxing/soil/discoloration to some pages of the texts, also a bit of wear to some pages with creasing or chipping to the edges, light soil/darkening to the covers, some wear to the tips and edges of the covers and to the spines. Text in Dutch. Heraldry. Digital images sent upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1885.. Slate blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine stamping slightly rubbed, pencil notes on front pastedown, First edition. One of 1250 copies printed. A fine presentation copy, inscribed by the poet to his mother on the half-title: "Jane H. Swinburne from her affectionate son Algernon Ch. Swinburne May 1885.'' With the bookplate of Francis Colchester-Wemyss. WISE 77.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Monograph of the Hirundinidae or Family of Swallows. 2 volume set

      London: Taylor & Francis. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib. Library stamp on reverse of and at margin of each plate. Bookplates. 1885. 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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        Through Masai Land: A Journey of ExplorationAmong the Snowclad Volcanic Mountains and Strange Tribes of EasternEquatorial Africa Being the Narrative of the Royal Geographical Society'sExpedition to Mount Kenia and Lake Victoria Nyanza, 1883-1884

      Boston& New York. Houghton, Mifflin, and Company. Riverside Press, Cambridge.1885.. thick8vo, 22cm, 4th edition, (British sheets and binding), xii,583p., engraved front view, title vignette and 59 plates andillustrations from engravings, 2 large rear folding colour maps,(expertly repaired), index, in the original dark olive green brown cloth,black stamped & blind decorated borders and gilt titles and decorationson the spine and upper cover, new endpapers, expertly restored, a finecopy, rare (tgc) This book brought the Masai to the attention of theWestern world. - A classic of the travel genre by the Scotsman noted asthe most successful of the African explorers. In this expedition, hedescribes the search for a route through hostile Masai country from thecoast via Mount Kilimanjaro to Lake Victoria. His careful notes greatlyadded to the geographical knowledge of East Africa. "He who goes slowly,goes safely; he who goes safely goes far", was his motto. He wrotewell.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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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.

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        The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament / by Eberhard Schrader ; Translated from the Second Enlarged German Edition with an Introductory Preface by Owen C. Whitehouse - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Williams & Norgate, 1885-88, 1885. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2 v : front. (fold. Map) ; 23 cm. Subject: Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian. Cuneiform writing & inscriptions. Series: Theological translation fund library ; v.14. Theol. Trans. Fund Libr. ; vol. 33, 38. [ Die Keilinschriften und das Alte Testament. English ]. Includes bibliographical footnotes and indexes. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Out of Africa

      Isak Dinesen was the pen name for Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962). Two of her books were made into movies that won Academy Awards – Out of Africa (Best Picture in 1986) and Babette's Feast (Best Foreign Language Film in 1987). Here is the first U.S. edition, first printing of Out of Africa, near-fine in a very good dust jacket.  The binding is clean and bright with square corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and just one previous owner name in pencil on the ffep.  There is a bit of age toning to the untrimmed fore edges.  The unclipped dust jacket still retains the original $2.75 price and has a particularly clean and complete front face.  The rear face is slightly toned with mild soiling and staining and a 1 x .25 inch loss chip at the top edge.  The spine is slightly toned with light wear at the spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

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        Kyodo Risshi Ki (Paragons of Instruction and Success)

      Matsuki Heikichi, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good. (c) 1885. 36 x 25 cm. Folding, silk-bound original Meiji era (1868-1912) Japanese wood-block prints (36, one double-panel.) Ink on rice-paper. Various artists, including Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu, Shinsei Kobayashi Kiyochika, and Toshihide. Patterned green-and-gold silk boards with blocked-out space on front for title paste-down. First panel is a vibrantly coloured, western inspired illustration by Chikanobu, depicting a royal procession. Later prints are adorned with rich blue decorative borders, explanatory cartouches in Japanese Kanji, and artist signatures with seals. Noticeable is the heavy use of blue shades; a technique referred to as Aizuri printing, which relied on the use of imported Prussian blue ink, a brighter and longer-lasting pigment than the native vegetable-based ink. This style of printing, initially implemented in response to sumptuary laws which limited the number of colours that could be used in a print, quickly became a commercial success in Japan. The collected prints focus on people rather than landscapes, and range greatly in subject matter, including children, Chonin (town-people,) Geishas (art-people) and Samurai (warriors.) The collection is translated as being Paragons of Instruction and Success<br><br>Plate 1: Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu. Royal procession; horse drawn carriages and soldiers. Crowd stands in background with banners. Title cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. No border. Details hand-colored. Minor ink loss on lower left panel.<br><br> Plate 2: Kobayashi Kiyochika. The journalist Fukuchi Gen Ichiro. The publisher, Matsuki Heikichi, was commended by the government for its noble theme. The prints accompanying text outlines Fukuchis inspirational life. The print depicts Gen Ichiro in front of a group of soldiers climbing a mountain side during the Satsuma Rebellion. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minimal fading to page.<br><br>Plate 3: Toshihide. Teacher on a pedestal lecturing a group of pupils. A large tree stands in the near background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner Two-toned decorative border. Minimal wear.<br><br>Plate 4: Toshihide. Geisha preparing a bath. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 5: Unknown artist. Painter at work, under the supervision of his master. A large, bordered mural is on the back wall. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Brush stroke-style shadow detail behind the artist. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 6: Unknown artist (same as plate 5.) Village person standing outside. Two others are outside in the background standing under a porch roof. Colorful foliage in the background. Details on kimono hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Slight scuffing to edges. Minimal fading.<br><br>Plate 7: Unknown artist (same as plate 5 & 6.) Two children and their mother standing outside of their home. A tree and mountains in the background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature in lower left corner. Lacking seal. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 8: Unkown artist (new.) A wealthy man and 3 companions. Minimalistic background contrasted by vivid colors and detail of the womens kimonos. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in middle right side. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 9: Yoshi Mune. A woman and her daughter walking outdoors. A large structure and a deer in the background. Brush-stroke shadow effects on background mountains and sky. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 10: Unknown artist. A man standing outside of a home. Inside, one man and the shadow of another can be seen eating a meal. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor splotching to sheet.<br><br>Plate 11: Unknown artist. Two children standing outside, one carrying a rake . The other appears to be a girl and is sitting down. In the backround is a large oxe fitted with a saddle. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading to upper portion of page.<br><br>Plate 12: Unknown artist. Geisha in vibrantly colored kimono. In the room behind her, a man sitting on the floor. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 13: Unknown artist. A man and woman walking in the rain. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and double square seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading to sheet.<br><br>Plate 14: Unknown artist. A samurai atop his horse. A man stands below, aiding him. Treeline and a structure in the background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 15: Unknown artist. A man greeting three others at a gate. Some details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 16: Unknown artist. Woman in kimono with swords in front of a gathering of people. Vibrant colors and exceptional contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 17: Unknown artist. Two elderly men kneeling over a scroll. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 18: Unknown artist. Two men wading in a stream. Another man stands above them holding a torch. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 19: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai Hosaka Yusai with horse. Hosokawa Yusai was the only samurai who asked for an armistice, in the middle of battle, to save an irreplaceable commentary and his poetry collection. Exceptional detail and deep contrast. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in lower right corner. Signature and seal to left of cartouche. Two-toned decorative border. Minimal fading.<br><br>Plate 20: Unknown artist. Two men fighting. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Light smudging of border at lower right side.<br><br>Plate 21: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai on horseback. Exceptional detail. Multiple colors. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 22: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai standing over a cot, Covering a sleeping woman with a blanket. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal on middle left side. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 23: Unknown artist, Man kneeling beside a tree in fall. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal on middle left side. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 24: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Two women inside, wearing robes. Detailed background. Details are hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 25: Unknown artist. Three men sitting around apot of food on a fire. A tree is in left side of panel. Detailed shadowing effects. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading. Plate 26: Unknown artist (same as plate 25.) Geisha wearing hat. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 27: Unknown artist. Geisha, wtih man sitting in background. Details of robe hand-colored. Vivid contrast and bright colors. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 28: Unknown artist (same as plates 25 & 26.) Man exiting a room while a man in the background sits on the floor. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 29: Unknown artist. Man and woman kneeling by the seaside. Woman is holding a scroll and man is holding a sword. Bright colors and vivid contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 30: Kobayashi Kiyochika. One man standing over enemies after defeating them in battle. Details hand-colored. Bright colors and vivid contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 31: Unknown artist. Woman and child in a rainstorm with wide-brimmed hats covering them. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 32: Kobayashi Kiyochika. The calligrapher, Ono no Tofu in front of the Daigokuden in the Heian Palace complex. Ono no Tofu was a courtier of the Heian period who lived from 894 to 966 and is considered one of Japanâ&#128;&#153;s greatest calligraphers. Curiously, he is not shown here in the didactic pose for which he was best known, learning the lesson of perseverance by watching a frog trying to leap to the branch of a willow tree. Explanatory cartouche in lower right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 33: Unknown artist. Two men, kneeling and looking over a scroll. Explanatory scroll in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 34: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Archer preparing for battle. Details hand colored. Vivid colors and deep contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 35: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai standing over his enemy. His horse stands in the background. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 36: Unknown artist. Procession led by a warrior on horseback. Multicolored and intricately detailed. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature in lower left corner. No seal. Two-toned decorative border. Moderate fading to page.<br><br>A bright, well-preserved collection. Minor wear to boards. Light fraying to corners. Paste-down on front board missing. Slight sunning to front board. Folding plates separated at center (between plates 6 and 7.) Colors remain bright and vivid. Minimal discoloration to borders. Please feel free to view our photographs of this gorgeous collection. Ships daily.

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      Wilmington: Ferris Bros., Printers and Binders, 1885.. [6],444pp. Original three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Front hinge expertly repaired, else a near fine copy. "These extracts from DuPont&#39;s journal and letters, privately printed for his family by his wife after his death, are a valuable and almost unknown account of U.S. Naval operations in the Pacific and Gulf of California during the Mexican War. After conveying Fremont and his battalion from Monterey to San Diego and participating in the taking of San Blas, DuPont entered the Gulf of California, seized La Paz, and at Guaymas burned the Mexican fleet. Within a few months he had cleared the Gulf, and in 1847 aided Commodore Shubrick in the occupation of Mazatlan, and later led his troops to the rescue of the American forces at Mission San Jose" - Streeter. "The richest mass of first-hand source material extant on the conquest of California" - Eberstadt. "Even more important than DuPont&#39;s detailed and meticulous account of his own actions is his careful recording of the movements of, and communications with, other important figures with whom he was in almost constant contact" - Hill. Only fifty copies were printed for the family. STREETER SALE 2991. HOWES D588, "b." GRAFF 1184. BARRETT 744. HILL 521. GARRETT, p.207. EBERSTADT 132:173.

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        The Works of William Thackeray. Including: Vanity Fair, Pendennis, Barry Lyndon, etc

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1885-88., 1885. 13 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary dark blue half calf with maroon title label and gilt titles to spines with light gilt decoration, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece to Vanity Fair and frontispiece illustration to a few other volumes. Very light rubbing to extremeties. A sound and very attractive set in an old leather binding.

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        The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke A Study of the Text of the Folio of 1623

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. Very good copy, in gilt stamped vellum, over green boards. Small scrape in spine title label ( not affecting title ), and rubbing to extremities and folds. Solid and tight. Author&#39;s inscription on the half title page reads " To my very dear Violet from her old friend George MacDonald, christmas day 1894 ". Violet is very likely Violet Cavendish Bentinck, who was a philanthropist, patron of the arts, and aunt of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Scarce thus.. Inscribed By Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Half Vellum. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer - Poet of Persia

      The Grolier Club of New York, New York 1885 - This is a rebound book using the original decorated paper covers on boards and spine, new endpapers. No. 67 of 150 copies printed for the Grolier Club of New York. Clean and bright 62 pages. Weight 500g. Ref. BL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Seeley & Co., London 1885 - list of illustrations, preface by author and index. Dark blue coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 43 black-and-white reproductions of various artists work, including Camille Corot, J. M. W. Turner, Titian and Van Eyck, along with seven explanatory pen-sketches. Brown coloured leather backstrip with gilt coloured title and small coat of arms of author. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed titles and gilt illustration."It may the worth to say a few words in this place about the intention of the present work. It is not intended to be a treatise on landscape painting, either from a technical and aesthetic side, nor is it by any means exclusively a treatise on landscape in nature. My dominant idea has been the influence of natural landscape upon man, and I may without much presumption suppose myself to be in some degree fitted to write a book on such a theme, because the influence of natural landscape upon myself is always being extremely powerful, and have always been deeply interested in observing how it affects others." -- from preface page IX . Softening and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and there is a 0.5" tear to the top backstrip edge. Bumping to the book corners, along with a little fraying. Rubbing along the book edges and to the book panels. The front hinge has cracked but the textblock is tight and square. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [5], VI - XVI, [3], 2-386, [2] pages, Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 0114764. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Rare Rudolf Diesel Handwritten Letter, Requesting Some Books, Including Perels Manual Of The Agricultural Machines

      ALS. 1pg. 5 ¼? x 3 ½?. September 17, 1885. Paris. A rare autograph letter signed ?Diesel? in German on a postcard. He wrote to Theodor Ackermann: ?In reply to your esteemed postcard from the 7J along with catalogues, I ask you to kindly send: Marcker, manual of the fabrication of spirit 1880 also: Bergmann Kogel. Practical Millconstructor 4 edition Weimar 1880. If possible antiquarian; only if this is not at all possible, please send a new copy - Please tell me also if and on what terms you can procure for me an antiquarian copy of Perels Manual of the Agricultural Machines last edition. Will immediately send the amount on account.? 1885 was an important year for Diesel. He established a Parisian laboratory and studied machines and engines. He greatly improved his engine by the early 1890s. The letter has a few postal cancellations over the dark writing and light soiling, and it is in fine condition overall.

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        Le Farfalle. Storia naturale, classificazione ed iconografia dei principali lepidotteri d'Italia e dei paesi circonvicini. ... Con 50 tavole cromolitografiche.

      Hoepli 1885 In-4, pp. VII, 170, 50 tavole in cromolitografia a colori, tela editoriale rossa con impressioni a colori di farfalle bruchie e foglie, titolo in oro al dorso. Qualche fascicolo non è ben allineato al margine davanti, comunque la legatura è solida.

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        King Solomon&#39;s Mines

      London, Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1885. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to upper board in black, titles to spine in black and gilt. In a red quarter morocco solander box. With folding map as frontispiece. Hinges repaired, small tear to frontis map not affecting the image, cloth chipped to head of spine, internally bright and clean. First Edition, First Issue. With all the textual misprints: p.10 - "Bamamgwato"; p.122 3rd line up - "let twins to live"; p.307 footnote, penultimate line - "Wrod." Ads dated 8.85. "The first printing consisted of 2,000 copies. Of these 1,000 copies were bound up in September, 1885, and contained at the end a catalogue of Cassell & Co. publications (eight leaves) dated August, 1885; 500 copies were bound up in October, 1885, and contained at the end a catalogue of Cassell & co. publications (eight leaves), dated October, 1885; and 500 sets of sheets were shipped to Cassell & Co., New York, where they were bound and published in November, 1885" (McKay). Haggard&#39;s masterpiece and one of the cornerstones in the literature of adventure. A notoriously scarce book with all the correct issue points in anything approaching acceptable condition. The present example is really quite exceptional &#150; we have handled only one better copy.

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        Landscape with Original Etchings and Many Illustrations from Pictures and Drawings

      London: Seeley and Co, 1885 Probably one of a limited edition of 500, but the identifier is not present. (xvi), 386 pp, [2], 50 pl, which include 7 Explanatory pen sketches and then 43 mainly B&W illustrations of famous artists works - The Farmyard by Samuel Palmer, The Wave by Gustave Courbet, Lucerne by JMW Turner, Landscape with hill & cloud by T Girtin, The Eagles Nest by Sir E Landseer, Rhaiadr Cwm, Near Festiniog by David Cox and many more wonderful images. Has chapters on Illusions, Our feelings of affection for nature, The power of nature over us, Landscape as a reflection of the moods of man, The art of describing landscape, The Scenery of Great Britain, Moods of a Mountain, Lake shores, Lake Surfaces, Brooks, Canoe Rivers, Mans work on Rivers and many more! Small amount of water staining to about 6 pages to head about 2 * 1 inch at most, not detracting from the effects. Refurbished by Paul Delrue on Quarter, dark brown goatskin binding with cloth sides, sewing, raised bands, silk sewn headbands, blind tooling, deviled boards, new endpapers, title on red leather label, gold tips on the head caps with gold lines and text. A truly magnificent production! Hamerton [formerly Hammerton], Philip Gilbert, artist and essayist. See ODNB for a full Bio. (Allibone 750/1. COPAC. WoldCat)

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        Eliot: A Poem (Inscribed by F. B. Sanborn!)

      Boston: Cupples, Upham, 1885. 1st edition. Hardcover. 32mo, gilt-stamped, decorated cloth. Association copy, INSCRIBED and signed by F. B. Sanborn, a noted abolitionist who edited Channing&#39;s Poems of Sixty-Five Years in the same year (1902) as the date of the inscription, which is to [Mrs?] E. Roberts, whose bookplate (Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts) graces the front blank. She was an artist who founded the Concord Art Association. Sanborn also wrote books on John Brown, Thoreau, Emerson, et. al. Inner hinge strengthened with hinge glue, front blank chipped, else fine. Wonderful multiple-association copy of this rarity.

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        McLear & Kendall, Carriage Manufacturers, Corner of Ninth and Kings Streets, Wilmington, Del. -216, 281, 220 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Pa. -Corner of Meeting and Worth Sts, Charleston, S.C

      [Philadelphia]: Carriage Monthly Print., n.d. [ca. 1885]. Broadside. A very good copy, a few separations and losses professionally restored, reinforced, pencil notations on a few items. 29 1/2 x 35 inches. 19th century broadside advertising twenty-nine different models of carriages from a "Small business Rockaway" to a elaborate "Five-glass Landau," all around a central image of the Wilmington factory, the first steam-powered carriage plant built in the United States, in 1864, and capable of turning out over 1500 carriages a year. Originally founded by John Merrick, in 1830, the company was acquired by Henry C. McLear and Casper Kendall at the time of the construction of the new plant, nearly half an acre in size, with showrooms on the first floor and manufacturing facilities on the three above, and employing 150 skilled craftsmen. Prices are noted in pencil next to four models. OCLC locates no copies of this broadside nor any like it, though it does mention, without providing a location, a 23 page brochure with a nearly identical title printed by the same printer. Carriage manufacturing broadsides of this size are extremely uncommon and this may possibly be a unique copy. References: Federal Writers' Project, Delaware: A Guide to the First State (Viking, 1938) pp. 94-95. Delaware's Industries, an Historical and Industrial Review (Philadelphia: Keighton Printing House, 1891), p. 41. Draft-Book of Centennial Carriages, Displayed in Philadelphia, at the International Exhibition of 1876 (New York: Hub Publishing Co., 1876).

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        Entweder - Oder. Ein Lebensfragment., 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Leipzig: Richter 1885 - VII, 648 Seiten. Einband insgesamt etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten leicht bestossen, Rückenschilder beschädigt, handschriftliche Vermerke auf Vorsatz, wenige Seiten leicht knickspurig und leicht fingerfleckig, Seitenränder papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst innen gut. N03-2 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 21*14 cm. Privater (etwas späterer) Halbleinenband, mit handbeschriebenen Rückenschildern (Exemplar stammt aus privater Bibliothek). Aus dem Dänischen, begonnen von Al. Michelsen, fortgesetzt von O. Gleis. Erste deutsche Ausgabe (vgl. Volpi, Grosses Werklexikon der Philosophie Band 1, S. 828).

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        Ueber ein die Flächen Kleinsten Flächeninhalts betreffendes Problem der Variationsrechnung. Festschrift zum jubelgeburtstage des Herrn Karl Weierstrass

      Helsingfors: Finnischen Literatur-Gesellschaft, 1885. First edition. A fine copy of his path-breaking memoir in which he first derived the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality &#150; &#147;one of the most widely used and most important inequalities in all of mathematics.&#148; (J.Michael Steele).<br/><br/>& &#147;In his most important work, a Festschrift for Weierstrass&#146; seventieth birthday, Schwarz set himself the task of completely answering the question of whether a given minimal surface really yields a minimal area. Aside from the achievement itself, which contains the first complete treatment of the second variation in a multiple integral, this work introduced methods that immediately became extremely fruitful. For example, a function was constructed through successive approximations that Picard was able to employ in obtaining his existence proof for differential equations. Furthermore, Schwarz demonstrated the existence of a certain number, which could be viewed as the (least) eigenvalue for the eigenvalue problem of a certain differential equation (these concepts did not exist then). This was done through a method that Schwarz&#146;s student Erhard Schmidt later applied to the proof of the existence of an eigenvalue of an integral equation&#151;a procedure that is one of the most important tools of modern analysis. In this connection Schwarz also employed the inequality for integrals that is today known as &#145;Schwarz&#146;s inequality&#146;.&#148; (DSB XII:246).<br/><br/> J. Michael Steele, The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class: An Introduction to the Art of Mathematical Inequalities, p.1.& Large 4to: 285 x 225 mm. Original printed wrappers, small piece of the upper right corner of the front and rear wrapper missing, faint rubber stamp and a small closed tear to the bottom of front, otherwise fine and clean. In all a fine copy.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

      N. p., [8 October 1885]. - Large 8vo. ¾ pp. on double leaf. To an unidentified recipient, on how to prevent the spread of rabies: "La loi est formelle. Tout chien mordu par un chien rabique doit être abbatu. Je le vaccinerais que [si] je ne pourrais le rendre à son propriétaire. | L. Pasteur". - Top of fol. 2 with small traces of mounting, otherwise in splendid condition.

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        Rare Chinese Ephemera Printed on Silk: Pony Horse Racing in Fuzhou

      Fuzhou: Foochow Printing Press, 1885. Silk Printed Document in English. Folio. Blue silk fabric, printed recto only, measuring approximately 19cm x 36cm. Mild age-toning where once folded, otherwise in excellent condition, clean and bright with strong impression. Suitable for framing. Dated Tuesday, 15 December 1885, the second day of this early competition, this delicate programme outline the itineraries for China Ponies, details racing stakes, prize cups, monetary bursaries to the winners. The North China Herald, 11 January 1870, reports on racing outcomes of a two-day meet at Foochow, 16-17 December 1869, indicating that this was a long-standing annual event, as popular as those of the major racing centers. Splendidly atypical for its physical properties, the document is also historically fascinating for its inadvertent revelations about colonial priorities and interests. The distinguished owners and each of their ponies are named, describing physical traits of the ponies, and garments of the riders. Distances are measured in English miles and furlongs. Prizes include the &#39;Tea Merchants Cup,&#39; the &#39;Min&#39; Stakes named for the local Chinese language, and the &#39;Chaasze Cup&#39; named for a British tea-clipper. Professional horse racing came with the British aristocracy to China in the middle 1800s, and was most notably centered around The Shanghai Race Club, the Mainland China racing club and racecourse centered in Shanghai. The horses ridden in the mid-nineteenth century were China ponies, more commonly called &#39;griffins&#39; and coming from Mongolia. Some of the large arenas later introduced larger horses, but in Foochow, tradition was maintained. The race course in Foochow was decidedly modest compared to the magnificent arenas of Hong Kong, Shanghai, or Singapore. It comprised simply of a semicircular track on bare ground, surrounded by railings, and situated on the outskirts of the city. In all of these places, the British ran the meetings and owned the horses, or ponies in the case of the Foochow races. They restricted Chinese participation to only that of spectators, regardless of the means they might have to purchase horses. Nonetheless they came out in large crowds for the contests. To the chagrin of the inveterate Chinese gambling population, they were further excluded from the betting circuit, which was organized by the English managed &#39;Foochow Club.&#39; .

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        Collection of original vintage photographs.

      Bábolna, c. 1885. - 11 vintage photo prints (ca. 9 x 12 mm, but one 10.5 x 17 cm) on backing cardboard (20 x 25 cm). Highly uncommon photographs of Arabian horses (all individually captioned) at the famous Bábolna stud in Hungary, the principal stud for producing the best horses for the Austro-Hungarian military in the 19th century. The "Bábolna Nemzeti Ménesbirtok" (Bábolna National Stud) was founded by Emperor Joseph II in 1789. In 1816 it was decreed that henceforth only Arabian stallions should be used for stud service - a policy that raised the quality of the Austrian cavalry's horses to a famous level and necessitated the frequent introduction of new pure-bred Arabian stallions from the Middle East. One of the greatest commanders and stud-masters of Bábolna, Mihály Fadlallah el Hedad, hailed from Syria. - The photos show portraits of the horses Sechun, Nadir, Tahita, Nasira, Celeby, Dzerid, El Hafi, El Denedzi, Hiläl, Riat, as well as a larger group portrait showing several of the horses with their Arabian and Austro-Hungarian trainers. Some slight staining to backboards, but altogether well-preserved. Extremely rare.

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